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Published: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:28:45 +0000

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Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Official Sample Images

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000

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Official sample images taken with the new Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens are now available. Sigma Japan have published 3 full-size Sigma 16mm photos, whilst Sigma Canada have posted a gallery of samples from a pre-production lens. The Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | Contemporary is expected to begin shipping in December with a suggested retail price of $599.95.

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Fujifilm Instax Share SP-3 Review

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:00:00 +0000

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The Fujifilm Instax Share SP-3 is a wireless printer that uses the newest Instax square format and is both faster and quieter than the previous SP-2 model. Read our Fujifilm Instax Share SP-3 review now...

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The Martin Parr Coloring Book!

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:00:00 +0000

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Martin Parr's colorful and tongue-in-cheek photographs have been transformed into a coloring book. In celebration of the book's release, Martin Parr is giving away a signed print of New Brighton, England, 1983–85, as part of the #ParrColoringContest.

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Sony Apologizes for A7R III Delay

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:30:00 +0000

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Sony Japan has issued a statement apologizing for delays on the shipment of A7R III camera pre-orders, due to unexpected demand. All pre-orders made before the release date will be delivered by early December. The A7R III has now started shipping to pre-order customers throughout Europe, with first deliveries in North America expected by the end of November.

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Peak Design Leica Backpack Capsule

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000

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Peak Design have teamed up with Leica and released the "Peak Design for Leica Backpack Capsule". This consists of a Backpack, Cuff and Leash from Peak Design with signature red stitching and a ‘red dot’. The Peak Design for Leica Backpack Capsule can be pre-ordered now for $299.

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Google Pixel 2 XL Sample Images

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:30:00 +0000

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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the new Google Pixel 2 XL flagship smartphone at the recent England vs Brazil international football match, played at Wembley Stadium, London on 14th November.

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Luminar 2018 Now Shipping

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:00:00 +0000

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Luminar 2018 adds a new RAW file conversion engine, new photo editing filters, major speed improvements and a forthcoming digital asset management platform. Luminar is a universal all-in-one photo app designed to offer everything a modern photographer needs for photo editing. 

Luminar 2018 is available today:

  • $49 upgrade for current Luminar users
  • $59 for Luminar for Windows Beta testers
  • $69 for new users

The Digital Asset Management platform will arrive in 2018 as a free update.

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Affinity Photo Review

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:30:00 +0000

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Affinity Photo is billed as professional photo editing software, but can it really take on and beat the market leader, Adobe Lightroom? Find out by reading our in-depth Affinity Photo review...

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Sony Imaging Edge Now Available to Download

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000

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Sony's Imaging Edge software suite is now available to download for Mac and Windows. Announced at the same time as the A7R III camera, Imaging Edge includes a remote shooting application, image viewer and RAW development application. Importantly, Imaging Edge also supports the A7R III's Pixel Shift Multi Shooting mode.

Download Imaging Edge

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"Rent a Hasselblad" Launches With X1D-50c

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:15:00 +0000

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Hasselblad is introducing the ‘Rent a Hasselblad’ service at around 40 rental pick-up locations across the globe. Starting with the X1D-50c mirrorless medium format camera and a selection of XCD lenses, ‘Rent a Hasselblad’ is a global online service to book Hasselblad cameras and lenses for a selected period of time.

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Panasonic G9 Shipping on January 25th 2018

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0000

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Panasonic Japan have announced that the new G9 mirrorless camera will start to ship on 25th January 2018. In addition, the new 200mm Leica lens will be available from 14th December 2017. In the meantime, check our our early Panasonic G9 review.

Source: DC Watch

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Mitakon SPEEDMASTER 135mm F1.4

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:20:00 +0000

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The Mitakon SPEEDMASTER 135mm F1.4 is the world's fastest 135mm lens, newly available in 7 different mounts. First launched in 2015, the Mitakon 135mm f/1.4 is now available in Canon EF / Nikon F / Pentax K / Sony E / Sony A / Fuji Film G / Leica L mounts for ¥330,000 / $3000. The new version can be pre-ordered for an initial part-payment of ¥60,000 here.

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Adobe Lightroom Downloader App

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:10:00 +0000

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Adobe Lightroom Downloader is a new app that downloads all your Lightroom CC photos and videos from the cloud as original files and stores them in a local folder. Available for  Windows 10 and macOS High Sierra, Adobe Lightroom Downloader retains any edits made to the raw images by writing them into the XMP sidecar files that accompany the downloaded raw files.

Get the Adobe Lightroom Downloader app

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AKVIS Retoucher 9.0

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:00:00 +0000

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AKVIS Retoucher 9.0 is a photo restoration software that helps to remove dust, scratches, date stamps and other unwanted details from photos. Version 9 offers a number of Color Correction parameters, the flexible Crop tool as well as the Vignette option that lightens/darkens the image at its perimeter. AKVIS Retoucher 9.0 is available now for $87.

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DJI Mavic Pro Alpine White

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:30:00 +0000

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The DJI Mavic Pro Alpine White is a limited edition Mavic Pro available exclusively at Apple.com and Apple stores. The Mavic Pro Alpine White includes a remote controller, two extra Intelligent Flight Batteries, two additional pairs of propellers and an aircraft sleeve, at a retail price of £1,149 GBP.

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GoPro Fusion is Now Shipping

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000

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GoPro's 5.2K 360-degree camera, Fusion, is now shipping to U.S. and European customers.

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Ihagee Elbaflex is a New Nikon F Mount Film Camera

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:30:00 +0000

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The Ihagee Elbaflex is a new Nikon F mount, fully manual film camera with a wooden grip. Launching on Kickstarter today, the Ihagee Elbaflex is available for pledges that start at $529, as well as bundles that will include either the Trioplan 50mm or Lydith 30mm lenses. The camera is expected to be shipped to Kickstarter backers in August 2018 and will eventually have a full retail price of $1,500.

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Laowa 15mm f/4 Wide Angle Macro Review

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:30:00 +0000

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The Laowa 15mm f/4 Wide Angle Macro is the widest lens in the world to offer 1:1 life size reproduction and shift functionality (with an APS-C sensor camera), yet it only costs £499. Read our in-depth Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro review to find out just what this intriguing lens is capable of...

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Nikon School Expands Curriculum for 2018

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:30:00 +0000

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Nikon has kicked off its 2017-2018 curriculum by unveiling their latest Nikon School program schedule. Nikon School Online affords photographers with convenient and easy-to-follow instructional videos that can be accessed anywhere, anytime. Nikon School will also continue to offer in-person workshops and seminars in local markets nationwide.

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Hoya ULTRA-PRO and NX-10 Filters

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000

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Hoya have introduced two new filter ranges in the UK. ULTRA-PRO is the new top of the range consumer filter that is both scratch and stain resistant, while NX-10 is aimed at the beginner and serious amateur photographer.

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Olympus TG-870 Review

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000

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The Olympus TG-870 is a rugged compact camera with built-in wi-fi connectivity and GPS tracking. The 16 megapixel TG-870 also offers a 180-degree tilting LCD screen, built-in LED light, 1080p HD movies, a 5x zoom lens (21-105mm), and a Live Composite shooting mode. Read our expert Olympus TG-870 review now...

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Sony Announce 150 and 100 Megapixel Medium Format Sensors

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:01:01 +0000

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Sony have announced 150 and 100 megapixel back-illuminated medium format sensors that can also record 4K video. Both sensors, named IMX211 and IMX411, will offer a high dynamic range function and 14 bit rich graduation expression. Additionally, the 150 megapixel IMX411 sensor will be capable of recording 8K video at 16fps. Expect to see these sensors appear in the next generation Hasselblad and Fujifilm medium-format digital cameras...

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Canon Photo Print Shop App

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:35:00 +0000

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The Canon Photo Print Shop is a free app that enables you to turn photos into unique prints. Currently available for iOS , this quick and easy to use app is intuitive, with useful sizing and cropping features. You simply select the image you want to use and decide what type of product or gift you would like to create. Canon then does the rest, delivering a high quality product with vivid, true-to-life imagery, direct to your door in a matter of days.

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Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Price - £449 / $449

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:30:00 +0000

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The new Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens will have a suggested retail price of £449.99 / $449.00. Sony-E and Micro Four Thirds mounts will be available to purchase in the UK at the start of December 2017 and in the US at the end of November 2017. 

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Manfrotto Aviator Bags for DJI Mavic Pro Platinum Drone

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:25:00 +0000

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Manfrotto has introduced two new bags for the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum drone. The Aviator Hover-25 is a professional backpack built to carry an aerial and ground camera and personal gear. The Aviator M1 Sling provides a choice of carrying modes including a sling, waist pack and pouch.

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Leica M-P (Typ 240) Canada Edition Set

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:20:00 +0000

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The Leica M-P (Typ 240) “Canada Edition” Set has been released to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary. With only 25 units available and available exclusively in North America, the limited-edition set will include a special red cowhide leather Leica M-P (Typ 240), a Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2.0 ASPH. lens and a red rope strap. The set also features commemorative design details, including the iconic Canada 150 emblem which consists of 13 diamond shapes forming an eye-catching maple leaf.

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PowerEye Payload Professional Cinematography Drone

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:15:00 +0000

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The PowerEye Payload is a high-end 4K professional camera system with a mount that can carry up to 2 kg of payload. Attachments include a normal camera, a thermo-camera for night vision, and a gimbal or ‘hook’ to mount and carry up to 2kgs, with remote release.

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Magic Lens Cap Creates Perfect White Balance

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:10:00 +0000

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globellColor is launching a lens cap that will double as a white-balance card. The Magic Lens Cap has one side with areas that are white, non-reflective black and 18 percent gray. 

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ON1 Photo RAW 2018

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:05:00 +0000

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ON1 Photo RAW 2018 offers photographers accelerated photo management, precise photo development, hundreds of customizable photo effects, fast and beautiful HDR, pano stitching, masking and blending adjustments, layers, and much more.

ON1 Photo RAW 2018 is available for download as a free 30-day trial from the ON1 website. Previous owners of any ON1 app (or ON1 plug-in) can upgrade for $99.99. Those who don’t own an ON1 app can order for $119.99.

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Apple iPhone X Review

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 12:30:00 +0000

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The Apple iPhone X is the most anticipated smartphone of 2017, but can its photographic capabilities really satisfy the keen photographer? Read our in-depth Apple iPhone X review to find out...

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Apple iPhone X Sample Images

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 11:00:00 +0000

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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the new Apple iPhone X smartphone.

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Panasonic G9 Hands-on Photos

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 09:00:00 +0000

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Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic G9 camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our massive hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic Lumix G9 camera, including:

  • the Panasonic G9 with the Leica 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 lens
  • the Panasonic G9 with the Leica 100-400mm f/4.0-6.3 lens
  • the Panasonic G9 with the new Leica 200mm f/2.8 lens
  • a side-by-side comparison of the Panasonic G9 with the GH5 model
  • with the new BGG9E battery grip fitted
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Panasonic Leica 200mm f/2.8 Hands-on Photos

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 09:00:00 +0000

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Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic Leica 200mm f/2.8 lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic Leica 200mm f/2.8 lens mounted on the new Panasonic G9 camera.

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Panasonic G9 and GH5 Side-by-Side Comparison

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 09:00:00 +0000

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Want to see exactly how the Panasonic G9 compares with the Panasonic GH5?

Check out our side-by-side hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic G9 and GH5 cameras.

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Panasonic LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm F2.8 POWER O.I.S.

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 09:00:00 +0000

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The Panasonic LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm F2.8 POWER O.I.S. is a compact and lightweight super-telephoto lens. The Panasonic 200mm f/2.8 lens offers a 400mm super-telephoto focal length equivalent, f/2.8 maximum aperture, built-in optical image stabilisation, a rugged dust/splash/freeze--proof design, and a triple linear motor system and max.240 fps sensor drive for high-speed, high-precision auto-focusing.

The Panasonic 200mm lens will go on sale in December 2017 with an RRP of £2,699 (€3,099). The free bundled 1.4x Teleconverter (DMW-TC14) increases the focal length to 560mm.

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Panasonic Lumix G9 Compact System Camera

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 09:00:00 +0000

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The Panasonic LUMIX G9 is a new flagship compact system camera that offers the highest picture quality in the history of Panasonic cameras. Featuring a 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor without a low-pass filter, the Panasonic G9 can capture 80-megapixel equivalent images using the new High Resolution mode. Other key features include a 6.5-stop Dual Image Stabilizer, the world’s fastest AF speed of 0.04 sec, 20 fps (AFC) / 60 fps (AFS) burst shooting, a 3680k pixel OLED Live View Finder with a magnification ratio of 1.66x / 0.83x, a 3.0-inch free-angle LCD screen, a status LCD on top of the camera and AF joystick on the rear, dual UHS-II SD Memory Card slots, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, and 4K 60p video recording.

The Panasonic LUMIX G9 will be available from January 2018 in three kit options:

  • Body Only (RRP: £1,499 / €1,729)
  • M Kit – Panasonic G9 & Panasonic 12-60mm Lens (RRP: £1,699/€1,929)
  • L Kit – Panasonic G9 & LEICA 12-60mm Lens (RRP: £2,019 / €2,329)


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Panasonic G9 First Impressions

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 09:00:00 +0000

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The Panasonic G9 is a new flagship compact system camera that boasts a 20 megapixel sensor, 20fps burst shooting with full-time AF or 60fps without, 80 megapixel multi-shot high-resolution mode, 6.5-stops dual image stabilisation, a vari-angle touchscreen, an OLED electronic viewfinder and 4K video recording. We've spent a little time getting to know the Panasonic G9, so check out our first impressions of Panasonic's impressive new compact system camera...

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Panasonic G9 Sample Images

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 09:00:00 +0000

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Ahead of our full review, here are some official sample images taken with the new Panasonic Lumix G9 compact system camera. The Panasonic G9 is a new flagship compact system camera that promises the best ever still image quality from a Panasonic camera.

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Panasonic LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm F2.8 POWER O.I.S. Sample Images

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 09:00:00 +0000

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Ahead of our full review, here are some official sample images taken with the new Panasonic LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm F2.8 POWER O.I.S. lens

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Save Over £130 on ​Datacolor Spyder Products

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0000

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You can now save over £130 on Datacolor Spyder products until December 22nd 2017. 

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Sony Xperia XZ1 Review

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:30:00 +0000

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The Sony Xperia XZ1 is a new flagship smartphone that's a little more affordable than the other flagships out there. For photographers, it offers a 19 megapixel Exmor RS sensor, f/2 25mm Sony G branded lens, 4K video recording, and a manual shooting mode. Read our Sony Xperia XZ review now to find out more about Sony's latest handset...

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Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Review

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:30:00 +0000

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The Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro is the only lens in the world to offer 2:1 life size reproduction, yet it only costs £369. Is there a catch? Read our in-depth Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro review to find out...

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Vixari Tripod for Smartphones, DSLRs and GoPros

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 10:15:00 +0000

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The Vixari is an ultra-portable and multifunctional tripod for smartphones, DSLR cameras, and GoPros. Described as a "next-generation game-changer in the tripod market, Vixari is compatible with a range of cameras, whether it’s a smartphone, a DLSR camera or a GoPro. Vixari has launched on Kickstarter, where the earliest backers may pre-order theirs at up to 50% off of the future retail price.

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New Firmware Update for YI M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 10:00:00 +0000

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YI Techonology have released a major firmware update for the YI M1 mirrorless camera that offers significantly improved performance. Key improvements include 300% faster auto-focus speed, better AF speed and accuracy, new RAW+JPEG file format, full exposure and focus control before and during 4K shooting, and enhanced Touch Screen Control experience.

The YI M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera is available with the 12-40mm Zoom Lens starting at $349.99.

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Reflex Manual Film SLR Camera Launches on Kickstarter

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 09:00:00 +0000

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Reflex is the first newly designed manual 35mm SLR camera released in over 25 years.

The Reflex Kickstarter campaign launches on 7 November 2017 and runs through to 7 December 2017. Reflex will be available to early bird backers for the price of £350, before moving to the standard Kickstarter price of £399. Backers will receive their Reflex camera in August 2018 and, shortly after, the product will go on sale to the mass market.

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Laowa 15mm f/4 Wide Angle Macro Sample Images

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000

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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the Laowa 15mm f/4 Wide Angle Macro lens mounted on a Nikon D850 camera.

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Capture One Brand Ambassador Program

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:30:00 +0000

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The Capture One Brand Ambassador Program aims to show why Capture One is considered “the professionals’ choice in image editing.”

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Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Sample Images

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:30:00 +0000

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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro lens mounted on a Nikon D850 camera.

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Sony Xperia XZ1 Sample Images

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000

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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images and movies taken with the new Sony Xperia XZ1 smartphone.

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​B+W Filters Launches Square Filter Holder

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 10:30:00 +0000

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B+W Filters has introduced a new filter holder that fits 100 x 100 x 2mm square filters.

The new B+W Filter Holder is priced at £94.95, with the rings being £24.95 each.

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