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Published: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:32:17 +0000

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Pentax K-1 Mark II Sample Images

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:01:00 +0000

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Here are some official sample images taken with the Pentax K-1 Mark II DSLR camera (full size JPEGs supplied by Ricoh/Pentax). The Pentax K-1 Mark II is a 35mm full-frame DSLR camera that succeeds the 2 year-old Mark I version.

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Pentax K-1 Mark II 35mm Full-frame DSLR Camera

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:00:00 +0000

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The Pentax K-1 Mark II is a new flagship 35mm full-frame DSLR camera. This new model couples a newly incorporated accelerator unit with the PRIME IV imaging engine to achieve high-speed operation and excellent noise-reduction. The upgraded Pixel Shift Resolution System II features a newly developed Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution mode for handheld shooting.

The Pentax K-1 Mark II will be available from the end of March 2018 priced at £1,799.99 in the UK.

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HEX DSLR and Mirrorless Camera Bags

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:30:00 +0000

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HEX has released their DSLR and Mirrorless Camera bags in two new contemporary prints, Raven and Geo Camo. Constructed in a premium, water resistant, tarpaulin, the HEX camera bags offer optimal efficiency and protection in a modern polished design.

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X-Rite i1Studio Version 1.1 Update

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:00:00 +0000

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X-Rite have released a new update to i1Studio, the start-to-finish color management solution. The new Data Save Workflow feature is now available in i1Studio v1.1 and enables users to start the printer profiling process, pause it any time and resume automatically where they left off, providing a more efficient and flexible workflow.

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60 Seconds to Change Your Life Competition

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:30:00 +0000

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The Photography Show has launched a life-changing competition called 60 Seconds to Change Your Life, with six months’ professional training and a prize package worth over £15,000 up for grabs.

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Sigma Launches SEIN Online Magazine

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 +0000

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SEIN Online is an original web magazine from Sigma available in both English and Japanese. SEIN Online boasts a variety of creative and informative content – interviews, essays, special features and more – to explore the joy and depth of taking photographs.

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GoXtreme Barracuda 4K Waterproof Action Camera

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:30:00 +0000

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The GoXtreme Barracuda 4K is a waterproof action camera with 4K Ultra HD video. It can be used up to 10 metres underwater without any additional plastic housing required and is light and easy to operate. The GoXtreme Barracuda 4K ultra HD underwater action camera is available now from Argos for £119.99.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ200 Sample Images

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:30:00 +0000

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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with a pre-production version of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ200 compact camera. The Panasonic TZ200 is a new premium compact camera with a 1-inch image sensor and 15x zoom lens.

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BenQ SW271 Review

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:30:00 +0000

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The BenQ SW271 is a new 4K Ultra HD monitor targeted at photographers and videographers. It offers 99% coverage of the Adobe RGB color space and supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) and HDR10. Find out what we thought of this premium monitor in our BenQ SW271 review...

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Samyang XP 50mm F1.2 for Canon Full Frame DSLRs

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:00:00 +0000

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The Samyang XP 50mm F1.2 is a new manual focus prime lens designed for high resolution Canon DSLR cameras. Claimed to have a resolution of more than 50 megapixels for photography and 8K for video, the Samyang 50mm F1.2 is the third lens of the premium XP series following in the footsteps of the XP 14mm F2.4 and the  XP 85mm F1.2.

The suggested retail price of the Samyang XP 50mm F1.2 is £799.00, available from March 2018.

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Tamron Tease New Lens for CP+ 2018

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:30:00 +0000

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Ahead of next month's CP+ photo show, Tamron Japan have released a teaser for a new lens on their Instagram channel. There aren't any further details yet about the new optic, so stay tuned...

Update: Tamron have confirmed that this new lens will be officially unveiled on the 22nd February.

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Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH Review

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:30:00 +0000

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The Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH is the most expensive lens that Leica currently produce, but it also offers the shallowest depth of field, making it perfect for portraiture. Read our in-depth Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH review, complete with full-size sample images, to find out exactly what $12,795 / £10,250 buys you...

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Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH Sample Images

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:30:00 +0000

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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample JPEG and Raw images taken with the new Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH lens, mounted on the Leica M (Typ 240) digital rangefinder camera. The Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH is an exceptionally fast lens with "gossamer-thin depth of focus...that isolates subjects with extreme precision". It also costs a whopping $12,795 / £10,250, making it the most expensive retail Leica lens currently available.

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Sony Back-Illuminated CMOS Image Sensor with Global Shutter Function

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0000

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Sony has developed a 1.46 effective megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor equipped with a Global Shutter function.

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Matterport Pro2 Lite 3D and VR​ Camera

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:30:00 +0000

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The Matterport Pro2 Lite camera is aimed at smaller companies and individuals looking to harness 3D and VR. At £2,195, the Pro2 Lite is Matterport’s most affordable camera to date, increasing the range of opportunities for those who want to capture spaces in True3D.

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Hama Selfie 100 Panorama Monopod

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:30:00 +0000

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The Hama Selfie 100 Panorama is a new monopod for 360° cameras that gets the photographer out of the image. As with a normal selfie stick, the camera is attached to a telescopic pole, but immediately above the handle is an additional holder for a smartphone that acts as a control monitor.

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Lensbaby Burnside 35 Creative Effects Lens

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0000

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The Lensbaby Burnside 35 is an entirely new kind of creative effects lens. This 35mm f/2.8 lens creates images with a large, bright central area of sharp focus and striking color rendition surrounded by variable, swirling bokeh and vignette. It also features an effect slider that operates as a second internal iris that changes the shape and amount of swirl in the bokeh, all while adding or removing vignette and center brightness.

The Burnside 35 is now available for purchase on lensbaby.com and select Lensbaby-authorized retailers for $499.95.

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OmiCam​ Wearable Camera Offers Image Stabilization and Virtual Reality

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:30:00 +0000

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OmiCam is a wearable camera with unprecedented image stabilization technology, 15-hour battery life and complete VR compatibility for long-duration sports.

The OmiCam is available for purchase directly on the OmiCam website for $299 (USD).

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ProGrade Digital Memory Cards for Professionals

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000

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ProGrade Digital today announced a new line of products designed to uniquely fill the needs of today’s high-end DLSRs, camcorders and digital cinema cameras. Memory cards will be offered in a variety of formats and industry-leading capacities. The company will also design and market a selection of card readers, starting with a CFast & SD Dual Slot Workflow Reader that boasts a USB 3.1, Gen. 2 transfer protocol.

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Fujifilm X-H1 OIS Compatibility Chart

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:00:00 +0000

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Wondering how your Fujifilm lenses will work with the new X-H1 camera's built-in stabilisation system? Wonder no more, as we've compiled a chart, courtesy of Fujifilm, of all the XF and XC lenses and how many stops of stabilisation they provide when mounted on the X-H1 (according to CIPA standards).

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Fujifilm X-H1 Sample Images

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:04:00 +0000

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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample JPEG and Raw images and movies taken with the Fujifilm X-H1 compact system camera in a variety of scenarios and lighting conditions, including the full ISO range. The Fujifilm X-H1 is a new compact mirrorless camera that features a 24 megapixel sensor, 5-axis image stabilization and DCI 4K video recording.

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Fujifilm X-H1 First Impressions

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:03:00 +0000

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We've spent the last couple of days shooting with the new Fujifilm X-H1 compact system camera in Lisbon, Portugal, in a wide variety of different scenarios. Check out our first impressions of using the exciting Fujifilm XH1 camera now...

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Fujifilm X-H1 Hands-on Photos

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:02:00 +0000

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Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X-H1 compact system camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm X-H1 camera, including a side-by-side comparison with the X-T2 camera, an exploded view of the inside of the X-H1's components, the two new XF cine lenses, and the VPB-XH1 Vertical Power Booster Grip.

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Fujifilm X-H1 Flagship Mirrorless Camera

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:01:00 +0000

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The new flagship Fujifilm X-H1 is the first camera in the mirroless X series to include in-body image stabilization (IBIS). The 24.3 megapixel X-H1's 5-axis in-body image stabilization system employs three axial accelerometers, three axial Gyro sensors, and a specially developed dual-processor to offer a maximum of 5.5 stops of compensation when used with most (but not all) XF and XC lenses. The X-H1 is also the first camera in the X series to include ETERNA, a new film simulation ideal for shooting movies, creating understated colors and rich shadow tones. It features a new F-log video mode and supports DCI 4K video, 200 Mbps high bit rate recording and 1080/120P high-speed video.

The Fujifilm X-H1 will be available from March 2018, priced at £1699 body only and £1949 with the new VPB-XH1 vertical battery grip.

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Fujifilm MKX 18-55mm T2.9 and MKX 50-135mm T2.9 Cinema Lenses for X Series Mirrorless Cameras

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000

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The FUJINON MKX 18-55mm T2.9 and FUJINON MKX 50-135mm T2.9 are the first full manual cinema lenses to be compatible with the X Series camera range. These lenses deliver high optical performance and comfortable operability for professional video shooting.

The FUJINON MKX 18-55mm T2.9 and FUJINON MKX 50-135mm T2.9 lenses will be available from early Summer 2018 priced at £3499 and £3799 respectively.

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New Firmware Updates for Fujifilm GFX 50S, X-T20, X-A3 and X-A10 Coming Soon

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 04:59:00 +0000

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Fujifilm have announced new firmware updates for the GFX 50S, X-T20, X-A3 and X-A10 cameras will be released in the next few months. The GFX firmware update 3.00 will add two new functions “Focus Bracketing” and “35mm Format Mode”. The X-T20 firmware update 2.00 will provide support for “FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO”, improve studio flash controller compatibility, introduce new AF tracking algorithm and include other functional and operational updates.

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ZEISS Loxia 25mm f/2.4 Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:30:00 +0000

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The ZEISS Loxia 25mm f/2.4 is a compact wide-angle manual focus lens that will appeal to both landscape and architectural photographers.

The ZEISS Loxia 2.4/25 will be available from March 2018 for £1,189.99 (incl.VAT). Filmmakers can also look forward to a special offer on a set comprising all five ZEISS Loxia focal lengths ranging from 21 to 85 millimeters.

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World Press Photo Announces 2018 Awards Nominees

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:00:00 +0000

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The six nominees for the World Press Photo of the Year have been revealed. The winner of the World Press Photo of the Year will be announced at the Awards Show in Amsterdam on 12 April.

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Panasonic Announces 8K High-Resolution, High-Performance Global Shutter

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:30:00 +0000

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Panasonic has announced the world's first 8K high-resolution global shutter technology. This can capture 36 megapixel images at 60fps using a CMOS image sensor with an organic photoconductive film (OPF). Utilizing the global shutter function that enables simultaneous image capture by all pixels, Panasonic expect to be able to capture moving objects instantaneously without distortion. Will we see this sensor used in the successor to the GH5/GH5s cameras?

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LG Adds AI Technologies to Flagship Smartphone

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:30:00 +0000

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LG will introduce the first of a suite of AI technologies for its smartphones at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The new technology will be featured in the 2018 version of the LG V30, LG’s most advanced flagship smartphone to date.

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‘Love in London’ Charity Photography Competition

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0000

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‘Love in London’ is an iconic photography competition celebrating unity and hope in the aftermath of a turbulent year. The aim is to inspire London with a wave of positivity and love, with the winning photos being displayed across the capital on digital adverts, including billboards and bus stop signs. 

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Panasonic Lumix GX9 Sample Images

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:06:00 +0000

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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample JPEG and Raw images and 4K movies taken with the Panasonic Lumix GX9 compact system camera. The Panasonic Lumix GX9 is a new compact mirrorless camera that features a 20 megapixel sensor, 5-axis image stabilization and 4K video recording.

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Panasonic Lumix GX9 First Impressions

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:05:00 +0000

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Panasonic further grows its range of Lumix G cameras with the GX9. Billed by Panasonic as a premium street photography camera, the GX9 slots into the range alongside the GX8 and GX80, replacing neither of these models. 

The Panasonic GX9 is most readily compared to the GX80. In general, any new features mentioned in this first look are against the GX80. 

We’ve had extended time with a final version of the camera prior to its announcement. Ahead of our full review, let’s take a look at our first impressions of the Panasonic Lumix GX9.

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Panasonic Lumix TZ200 First Impressions

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:04:00 +0000

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Panasonic updates its premium travel-zoom compact camera, the Lumix TZ100, with the launch of the Panasonic Lumix TZ200. However, the TZ100 will not be phased out and the two cameras will be available simultaneously.

We’ve had our hands on a pre-production version ahead of its launch. At this stage we cannot comment on image quality or handling from our brief time with the camera. We will be sure to share our full review soon, once we’ve had enough time with a final version.

This article details the new features of the TZ200. So how does the TZ200 compare to the TZ100? Let’s take a look at what’s new.

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Panasonic Lumix GX9 Hands-on Photos

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:03:00 +0000

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Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic Lumix GX9 compact system camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic GX9 camera.

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Panasonic Lumix TZ200 Hands-on Photos

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:02:00 +0000

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Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic Lumix TZ200 premium compact camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic TZ200 camera.

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Panasonic Lumix GX9 Compact System Camera

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:01:00 +0000

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The Panasonic Lumix GX9 is a new compact system camera with a sleek design aimed at street photographers. The GX9 has a 20.3 megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor, Live View Finder that tilts up 80-degrees, 3.0-inch 1240K-dot touch monitor, 5-axis Dual Image Stabilisation system, 4K video recording, an exposure dial and a focus lever, and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

The Panasonic GX9 will go on sale in the UK in early March, priced at £699 (body only).

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Panasonic Lumix TZ200 Travel Zoom Camera

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000

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The Panasonic Lumix TZ200 is a new travel zoom camera with a 1-inch image sensor and a 15x, 24-360mm Leica optical zoom lens. The TZ200 also has 5-axis image stabilisation, a Live View Finder, a 3-inch touchscreen, 3cm macro mode, internal RAW development, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, and can shoot 4K and 120fps video.

The Panasonic TZ200 goes on sale in the UK in early March, priced at £729.

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Lightroom Classic CC v7.2

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:30:00 +0000

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Lightroom Classic CC v7.2 has just been released. This version offers faster performance on machines with 12 GB of RAM or more, when you import and export photos, move between photos in Loupe view, or create HDR images and panoramas. 

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Leica Q ‘Snow’ by Iouri Podladtchikov

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:30:00 +0000

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The Leica Q ‘Snow’ is a new special edition camera designed by the Swiss Olympic gold medalist and passionate Leica photographer Iouri Podladtchiko. The Leica Q ‘Snow’ by Iouri Podladtchikov is presented as a set, complete with a case in soft white leather and an exquisite color-matched leather carrying strap. It will be available beginning March 2018 at Leica Stores, Boutiques and Dealers worldwide for £4,300 inc. VAT.

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Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Launch Somnium II 85 F1.5 Lens

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:30:00 +0000

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Meyer-Optik-Görlitz have just launched the second version of their Somnium 85 F1.5 lens, known for its swirly bokeh. Currently available for pre-sale for $999, half the full price of $1999, the Somnium II 85 F1.5 is a new version of the first ever art lens that Meyer-Optik-Görlitz released, which now comes in a more modern, enhanced design with a matt black finish, improved focu ring, and clickless aperture ring for videography. The Somnium II 85 F1.5 will be handmade in Hamburg Germany and will be available in Canon-EF, Nikon-F, M42, Pentax-K, Sony-E & Fuji X mounts.

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Hasselblad and Ikea Launch NORRHASSEL Photography Collection

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:15:00 +0000

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In collaboration with Hasselblad and seven professional photographers, IKEA will sell a selection of pictures from the Hasselblad Master Award extensive catalogue. 

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Nikon at The Photography Show 2018

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:00:00 +0000

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Nikon UK has announced that it will be exhibiting its product line-up and hosting a range of fantastic speakers at The Photography Show 2018.

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Asus Zenfone 4 Review

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:30:00 +0000

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The Asus Zenfone 4 is a flagship smartphone with a mid-range price and a surprisingly long list of photographer-friendly features. Read our in-depth Asus Zenfone 4 review to find out if it's the right smartphone for the keen snapper...

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Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art Lens

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 09:00:00 +0000

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The Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art is billed as the ultimate ultra-wide-angle zoom for Canon and Nikon 35mm full-frame DSLRs. While minimising distortion, this lens offers outstanding F2.8 brightness throughout the zoom range and delivers top-level image quality at every focal length and every shooting distance. Pricing is still to be confirmed, with delivery for Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts  due in March.

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15% Off Irix Edge Filters for Valentines Day, Price Drop on 11mm Lens

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 08:30:00 +0000

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From 10 to 20 February 2018 you can get any filter from the Irix Edge collection with a 15% price reduction. In addition, it’s also a great occasion for anyone thinking of buying an 11mm lens as both Firefly and Blackstone prices have also been lowered.

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Hasselblad Opens New York Studio, Partners with DJI

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 08:00:00 +0000

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Hasselblad is proud to announce the latest addition to its growing brand stores and experience studios. In partnership with DJI’s New York office, the New York Studio offers the photography community a chance to interact with Hasselblad directly.

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Tenba Launch Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB) Backpack Inserts

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 07:30:00 +0000

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Tenba has announced the launch of two brand new accessory ranges designed to complement its own range of camera bags - the BYOB Backpack Inserts and Insulated Bottle Pouch.

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PhotoX 2018 Awards Launches Today

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:30:00 +0000

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The PhotoX Awards aims to discover and showcase international contemporary photography by artists worldwide.

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Olympus E-PL9 First Impressions

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:30:00 +0000

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The Olympus E-PL9 is a new entry-level compact system camera that features a 16 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor, a built-in flash, 3-axis in-camera image stabilisation, a tiltable LCD touchscreen, 4K video recording, TruePic VIII processor from the flagship OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera, and Bluetooth and Wi-fi connectivity. We've spent a little time getting to know the Olympus PEN E-PL9, so check out our first impressions of this new mirrorless camera...

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