Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Canon EOS M6 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS M6 compact system camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS M6 compact system camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS M6 compact system camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS M6 compact system camera.

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens.

Canon EVF-DC2 Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Canon EVF-DC2 electronic viewfinder looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EVF-DC2 electronic viewfinder.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon EVF-DC2 electronic viewfinder looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EVF-DC2 electronic viewfinder.

Canon Remote Controller BR-E1 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Accessories, Digital SLR Cameras
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A gallery of hands-on photos of the Canon Remote Controller BR-E1.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon Remote Controller BR-E1 looks like in the flesh?

A gallery of hands-on photos of the Canon Remote Controller BR-E1. Want to see exactly what the new Canon Remote Controller BR-E1 looks like in the flesh?

Canon EOS 77D, Canon EOS 800D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM and Remote Controller BR-E1

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras
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Canon has introduced two new DSLR cameras to the EOS family – the EOS 77D and EOS 800D (also known as the EOS Rebel T7i). Combining leading imaging technologies, including a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 processor, the EOS 77D offers high-end performance and full control and is ideal if you’re looking to upgrade your kit and refine your skills, while the EOS 800D is great way to start your first DSLR journey. Alongside the cameras, Canon welcomes the EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM – the smallest non-retractable DSLR kit lens of its focal range – as well as the Remote Controller BR-E1, perfect for remote capture with no line of sight up to 5m away.

The EOS 77D will be available from April 2017 with an RRP of £829.99 / €1,079.99 / $899.99. The EOS 800D / Rebel T7i will be available from April 2017 with an RRP of £779.99 / €1,019.99 / $1499.99. The EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM will be available from April 2017 with an RRP of £219.99 / $249.99.

Canon has introduced two new DSLR cameras to the EOS family – the EOS 77D and EOS 800D (also known as the EOS Rebel T7i). Combining leading imaging technologies, including a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 processor, the EOS 77D offers high-end performance and full...

Canon EOS M6

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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The Canon EOS M6 is a new mirrorless camera that packs high-end Canon features into a compact body. Incorporating the very latest photography technology, including a 24.2 Megapixel APS-C size sensor, Dual Pixel CMOS AF and DIGIC 7, the EOS M6 offers DSLR speeds and quality in a compact body you can carry everywhere. The Canon  EOS M6 will be available from April 2017 with an RRP of £729.99 / €989.99 / $779.99 body only.

The Canon EOS M6 is a new mirrorless camera that packs high-end Canon features into a compact body. Incorporating the very latest photography technology, including a 24.2 Megapixel APS-C size sensor, Dual Pixel CMOS AF and DIGIC 7, the EOS M6 offers DSLR speeds and quality in a compact...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Think Tank Photo Airport Helipak V2.0 Backpack

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Think Tank Photo have updated their Airport Helipak backpack for the DJI Phantom. Accommodating a DJI Phantom 4 (or a similarly sized drone), a 15” laptop, controller, GoPros, chargers, spare rotors, extra batteries, jacket, tools, and more; the Airport Helipak V2.0 is carry-on compatible for both US domestic and international airline travel. The contoured adjustable harness with lumbar support, articulated air-channel, removable padded waistbelt, and height-adjustable sternum strap enable comfort while trekking into remote areas. The Think Tank Photo Airport Helipak V2.0 for DJI Phantom is available for $199.75.

Think Tank Photo have updated their Airport Helipak backpack for the DJI Phantom. Accommodating a DJI Phantom 4 (or a similarly sized drone), a 15” laptop, controller, GoPros, chargers, spare rotors, extra batteries, jacket, tools, and more; the Airport Helipak V2.0 is carry-on compatible for both US domestic and international airline...

Think Tank Photo Airport TakeOff V2.0

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Think Tank Photo’s updated Airport TakeOff V2.0 rolling backpack is 15% lighter than its predecessor. “The Airport TakeOff V2.0 features a custom designed retractable handle with inset channel on aluminim tubing for added strength and durability, making it easier to roll down the street,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo’s CEO and lead designer. “A newly added tablet carry in the laptop pocket and dedicated smart phone pocket in the front flap insure photographers’ tools are easily accessible and at the ready.” Sized to meet the needs of the travelling professional, the Airport TakeOff V2.0 fits most US domestic and international airline carry-on requirements. The Think Tank Photo Airport TakeOff V2.0 bg will be available for $369.75.

Think Tank Photo’s updated Airport TakeOff V2.0 rolling backpack is 15% lighter than its predecessor. “The Airport TakeOff V2.0 features a custom designed retractable handle with inset channel on aluminim tubing for added strength and durability, making it easier to roll down the street,” said Doug Murdoch,...

Think Tank Photo Announce “Signature” Series

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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The new Signature Series from Think Tank  Photo is a modernised version of the classic shoulder bag. Available in two sizes, the bags feature a modern fabric that is durable yet soft to the touch. The Signature 10 accommodates a standard-size DSLR or CSC with 3–4 prime lenses and accessories, plus a 10" tablet. The larger Signature 13 (pictured) fits one standard-size DSLR with mid-range zoom attached plus 2–3 additional lenses and a 13" laptop. THe Signature 10 will be available for $249, whilst the Signature 13 will retail for 279.

The new Signature Series from Think Tank  Photo is a modernised version of the classic shoulder bag. Available in two sizes, the bags feature a modern fabric that is durable yet soft to the touch. The Signature 10 accommodates a standard-size DSLR or CSC with 3–4 prime lenses and accessories,...

X-Rite Announces Special Bundle Offer

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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X-Rite Photo Europe has announced a special seasonal bundle offering the Color Confidence GrafiLite free with all purchases of the X-Rite ColorMunki Photo (pictured). GrafiLite is a desktop daylight simulation device that complements the ColorMunki perfectly. It allows photographers to view prints and colour swatches in simulated daylight, indoors, regardless of time of day or the light conditions present. This limited time offer, which runs until 31st March 2017, delivers a saving of over £61.

X-Rite Photo Europe has announced a special seasonal bundle offering the Color Confidence GrafiLite free with all purchases of the X-Rite ColorMunki Photo (pictured). GrafiLite is a desktop daylight simulation device that complements the ColorMunki perfectly. It allows photographers to view prints and colour swatches in simulated daylight, indoors, regardless...

Monday, February 13, 2017

World Press Photo 2017 Winners Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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The winners of the 60th World Press Photo Contest have just been announced. This year, the competition drew entries from around the world: 5,034 photographers from 125 countries submitted 80,408 images. The jury gave prizes in eight categories to 45 photographers from 25 countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Syria, New Zealand, Turkey, UK, and USA. The overall winner is Burhan Özbilici, a staff photographer for The Associated Press. Özbilici’s picture – which also won first prize in the Spot News Stories category – shows how Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, a 22-year-old off-duty police officer, assassinated the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov at an art exhibition in Ankara, Turkey, on 19 December 2016. “It was a very very difficult decision, but in the end we felt that the picture of the Year was an explosive image that really spoke to the hatred of our times,” says Mary F. Calvert, a member of the jury. “Every time it came on the screen you almost had to move back because it’s such an explosive image and we really felt that it epitomizes the definition of what the World Press Photo of the Year is and means.” You can view the World Press Photo of the Year, as well as the category winners and runners-up, at the website below.

The winners of the 60th World Press Photo Contest have just been announced. This year, the competition drew entries from around the world: 5,034 photographers from 125 countries submitted 80,408 images. The jury gave prizes in eight categories to 45 photographers from 25 countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary,...

RawTherapee 5.0

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Version 5 of RawTherapee is now available for Linux, Mac OS and Windows. This update adds support for 32-bit TIFF files, a Lockable Colour Picker, two new tools (Retinex and Wavelets), automated chroma noise reduction, a new Inspect tab, print soft-proofing support, two new exposure tone curves, monitor profile and rendering intent support, and much more. The Mac and Windows versions are downloadable from the RawTherapee project's website, whilst Linux users can get it via their package manager.

Version 5 of RawTherapee is now available for Linux, Mac OS and Windows. This update adds support for 32-bit TIFF files, a Lockable Colour Picker, two new tools (Retinex and Wavelets), automated chroma noise reduction, a new Inspect tab, print soft-proofing support, two new exposure tone curves, monitor profile and rendering...

Nikon Axes DL Series Compacts

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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Nikon has announced the cancellation of all three DL series premium compact cameras. Announced almost exactly a year ago the Nikon DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8, DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8 and DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 cameras, all of which which featured 20.8-megapixel CX-sized sensors and fixed-mount lenses, were originally scheduled to hit the shelves in June 2016 but were postponed due to issues with the integrated circuit for image processing. Nikon now says that "sales of the DL series will be canceled due to concerns regarding their profitability."

Nikon has announced the cancellation of all three DL series premium compact cameras. Announced almost exactly a year ago the Nikon DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8, DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8 and DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 cameras, all of which which featured 20.8-megapixel CX-sized sensors and fixed-mount lenses, were originally...

Friday, February 10, 2017

Nissin Air10s

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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The Nissin A10s is a new 2.4Ghz wireless TTL flash commander for Fujifilm, Sony, Micro Four Thirds, Canon and Nikon cameras. The simple and clear dial layout with colour LCD display allows the user to seamlessly and quickly control a large group of Nissin flashguns anywhere from a dark indoor studio, to a bright outdoor environment. The device’s range has been greatly extended (when compared to older models) to a maximum distance of 100 metres, and the TTL Mode, high speed sync (FP sync) supporting up to 1/8000 High-speed shutter speed, rear curtain, and other functionalities can be controlled remotely. Additionally, the Air10s has been equipped with a Micro SD card slot that allows users to update the device's firmware. Availability is slated for April, with pricing to be confirmed.

The Nissin A10s is a new 2.4Ghz wireless TTL flash commander for Fujifilm, Sony, Micro Four Thirds, Canon and Nikon cameras. The simple and clear dial layout with colour LCD display allows the user to seamlessly and quickly control a large group of Nissin flashguns anywhere from a dark...

Manfrotto Acquires Xume Adapters

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Manfrotto has announced the acquisition of Xume Adapters, a US-based company offering a range of quick-release adapters that allow photographers to attach lens caps and filters to their lenses quickly and with great precision. Utilising a magnetic solution that securely locks filters onto lenses, Manfrotto Xume accessories are safe for the lenses' focus mechanism, media cards, drives or other electronics. The strong magnetic attachment will keep the filter firmly in place – and ready to instantly swap out when a different filter is needed. Manfrotto Xumes adapters are available in 8 Sizes: 49mm, 52mm, 58mm, 62mm; 67mm, 72mm, 77mm, 82mm. The new Xume Adapter range will be distributed directly by Manfrotto Distribution, Manfrotto online shops and authorised distributors.

Manfrotto has announced the acquisition of Xume Adapters, a US-based company offering a range of quick-release adapters that allow photographers to attach lens caps and filters to their lenses quickly and with great precision. Utilising a magnetic solution that securely locks filters onto lenses, Manfrotto Xume accessories are safe for...

Leica Launch New Camera-Lens Kits

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital
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Leica are now offering a new range of configurable camera and lens sets featuring the Leica M (Typ 240), M-P (Typ 240) and M Monochrom (Typ 246) models. Each of these cameras can be combined with nearly any Leica M-Lens from the current portfolio – a total of 19 M-Lenses – to create a customised set. An overview of the available configurations can be viewed at the website below.

Leica are now offering a new range of configurable camera and lens sets featuring the Leica M (Typ 240), M-P (Typ 240) and M Monochrom (Typ 246) models. Each of these cameras can be combined with nearly any Leica M-Lens from the current portfolio – a total of 19 M-Lenses – to create a...

Fujifilm X-A3 Review

Amy Davies
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The Fujifilm X-A3 is the most affordable Fujifilm compact system camera in their extensive range, but is it any good? Read our in-depth Fujifilm X-A3 review now to find out...

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Fotodiox Pro Announces New FlapJack LED Edgelights

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Fotodiox Pro has announced two new addition to its award-winning line of FlapJack LED Edgelights: the Studio XL and the 1.5x1.5. The Studio XL is a 30” LED Edgelight - the largest, softest light Fotodiox has ever produced. It offers manual and DMX control over brightness level and colour temperature. Larger than a typical LED panel, the FlapJack 1.5x1.5 features manual and remote control over brightness and colour temperature, while the integrated barndoors allow you to shape and direct light for even more creative control. Click through / read on for the details.

Fotodiox Pro has announced two new addition to its award-winning line of FlapJack LED Edgelights: the Studio XL and the 1.5x1.5. The Studio XL is a 30” LED Edgelight - the largest, softest light Fotodiox has ever produced. It offers manual and DMX control over brightness level and colour temperature....

Jessops Open Second Store in Central London

Zoltan Arva-Toth | General
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Tomorrow, Jessops will open their second store in the centre of London. Jessops on New Oxford Street will mark the opening of the company's 56th high-street branch, bringing a wider choice of cameras, expert advice and specialist photography services to the capital. “The location of our New Oxford Street store builds on the success of our existing flagship London store,” says Neil Old, CEO of Jessops. “There is a lot of exciting redevelopment in this part of London with an estimated 200,000 passengers passing through the new Tottenham Court Road station when it is completed later this year. This will allow us to offer our leading service and products to a wide audience of potential photographers.” The new shop will be located at 102 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1HB. The first 30 customers on Friday morning will receive 100 free prints.

Tomorrow, Jessops will open their second store in the centre of London. Jessops on New Oxford Street will mark the opening of the company's 56th high-street branch, bringing a wider choice of cameras, expert advice and specialist photography services to the capital. “The location of our New Oxford...

Fujifilm X-A3 Sample Images

Amy Davies
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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the new Fujifilm X-A3 compact system camera, including the full ISO range.