Friday, June 23, 2017

Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR Sample Images

Mark Goldstein
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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken a pre-production version of the new Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR lens.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.4E ED Sample Images

Amy Davies
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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken a pre-production version of the new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.4E ED lens.

Nikon AF-S Fisheye Nikkor 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED Sample Images

Amy Davies
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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken a pre-production version of the new Nikon AF-S Fisheye Nikkor 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED lens.

Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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The Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD is the World's first 22.2x all-in-one zoom lens for APS-C DSLR cameras. Weighing in at 705 grams, the 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD is remarkably compact and lightweight for a lens covering such an extremely wide zoom range. The focal length of 400mm at the telephoto end enables photographers to bring distant subjects closer as well as the perspective-flattening effects that only extreme telephoto settings can achieve. The optical construction of the lens comprises 16 lens elements in 11 groups. The use of specialised glass elements such as LD (Low Dispersion) and aspherical lens elements effectively minimises chromatic aberrations and geometric distortion. The AF drive system uses Tamron’s exclusive HLD (High/Low torque modulated Drive) motor. The power-saving HLD motor produces outstanding driving torque, and adjusts motor rotation from low to high speed to enable accurate and quiet focusing. The lens is equipped with Tamron’s original VC (Vibration Compensation) system, which effectively curbs camera shake under low-light conditions. The electromagnetic diaphragm system, which enables superior aperture control, will be incorporated into both the Canon and Nikon vrsions of the lens. The Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD will be available from July, at a suggested retail price of £649.99/$649.00.

The Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD is the World's first 22.2x all-in-one zoom lens for APS-C DSLR cameras. Weighing in at 705 grams, the 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD is remarkably compact and lightweight for a lens covering such an extremely wide zoom...

Thursday, June 22, 2017

YI Technology Develops 3D VR180 Camera with Google

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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Yi Technology today announced the development of a new 3D stereoscopic camera. Technical details, pricing, exact availability dates, quantities and the product name remain undisclosed but the company says the new VR180 camera will be as easy to use and as compact as a conventional 2D model. Yi is working in close co-operation with Google Daydream to enable users to shoot their own VR180 videos and upload them directly to YouTube.

Yi Technology today announced the development of a new 3D stereoscopic camera. Technical details, pricing, exact availability dates, quantities and the product name remain undisclosed but the company says the new VR180 camera will be as easy to use and as compact as a conventional 2D model. Yi is working...

Arsène Gitzhoven Traveller Tripod

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Gitzo today announced the Arsène Gitzhoven Traveller, which is billed as the World’s most exclusive limited-edition travel tripod. This flagship tripod is limited to 100 pieces worldwide – each with a laser engraved number on the tripod leg as well as an engraving of the owner’s signature. The Arsène Gitzhoven Traveller tripod is the very first model on the market to feature a full carbon fibre spider, making this tripod significantly lighter than conventional models. Additionally, the Arsène Gitzhoven has Gitzo’s latest Traveller Series 1 technological features, including state of the art Carbon eXact tubing and 180° leg folding mechanism for the ultimate strength, the Traveller G-lock mechanism, making it compact, strong and ergonomic, and a brand-new Centre Ball Head. The Arsène Gitzhoven Traveller tripod is presented in a highly refined, white branded chest with leather detailing containing the tripod and its accessories; the tripod’s certificate of authenticity signed by Gitzo’s CEO, and includes the name of the craftsman who created each specific piece. The limited-edition tripod is priced at £2,499.95.

Gitzo today announced the Arsène Gitzhoven Traveller, which is billed as the World’s most exclusive limited-edition travel tripod. This flagship tripod is limited to 100 pieces worldwide – each with a laser engraved number on the tripod leg as well as an engraving of the owner&rsquo...

Gitzo 100 Year Anniversary Edition Traveller Tripod

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Gitzo are celebrating their 100th anniversary by launching an exclusive, limited-edition travel tripod - the 100 Year Anniversary Edition. This flagship product will be available worldwide in an exclusive limited edition of only 1917 pieces, referencing Gitzo’s year of foundation, with the number of each piece laser engraved on one leg (1/1917 to 1917/1917). The tripod introduces a brand-new magnesium spider emphasised by a black finish and titanium colour details, and boasts Gitzo’s latest Traveller Series 1 technological features, including state of the art Carbon eXact tubing and 180° leg folding mechanism, the Traveller G-lock mechanism, making it compact, strong and ergonomic, together with a brand-new Centre Ball Head. Moreover, the limited-edition tripod features an ergonomic strap made of genuine Italian leather with a carbon-fibre look. The Gitzo 100 Year Anniversary Edition Traveller Tripod will be available at £1249.95. Gitzo’s centenary celebrations will also see the launch of other exclusive products that distinguish themselves through their new design and high-appeal including the ARSÈNE GITZHOVEN TRAVELLER TRIPOD, the world’s most exclusive carbon fibre travel tripod, the Centenary Bag Collection and the Fluid Gimbal Head.

Gitzo are celebrating their 100th anniversary by launching an exclusive, limited-edition travel tripod - the 100 Year Anniversary Edition. This flagship product will be available worldwide in an exclusive limited edition of only 1917 pieces, referencing Gitzo’s year of foundation, with the number of each piece laser engraved on one...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Benro Master Series Round Filters

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Benro have unveiled their new Master Series round filters. Available in UV, Circular Polarisers, Neutral Density, and Variable Neutral Density, all Benro Master Series Round Filters feature HD optical technologies in the manufacturing process to ensure that filter surfaces are blemish-free and flat across the entire optical surface to guarantee sharp images that are free from ghosting and internal reflections. The filters feature German Schott optics, anti-IR, ultra-low-CA and waterproof multi coatings.

Benro have unveiled their new Master Series round filters. Available in UV, Circular Polarisers, Neutral Density, and Variable Neutral Density, all Benro Master Series Round Filters feature HD optical technologies in the manufacturing process to ensure that filter surfaces are blemish-free and flat across the entire optical surface to guarantee...

Olympus TG-5 Review

Gavin Stoker
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The Olympus TG-5 is a new flagship tough compact camera for 2017. Boasting a 25-100mm equivalent f/2.0-4.9 lens with a new Anti-Fog Lens Cover Glass, the 12 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor TG-5 also offers Raw file support, a GPS sensor, manometer, compass and temperature sensor, built-in wi-fi and GPS connectivity, 4K movie recording and a 3 inch OLED screen. Read our Olympus TG-5 review to find out what this tough camera is capable of...

Benro Master Series Filters and Filter Holders

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Vü Filters has joined Benro to produce a set of filter holders and filters for photographers. Every Benro Master Series Filter Holder is precision machined from high-quality aluminium and hand-assembled with a significant level of care and attention to detail. Their patented control ring allows for circular polarisers to rotate independently of the filter holder when they are set into place. Benro Master Series Filter Holder Systems are available in 4 sizes - 75mm, 100mm, 150mm and 170mm. To accompany the launch, the companies have also introduced a new colection of high-quality neutral density, reverse ND and graduated ND filters featuring Schott B270 optics with waterproof multi coatings, ultra-low-chromatic-aberration coatings and anti-IR coatings.

Vü Filters has joined Benro to produce a set of filter holders and filters for photographers. Every Benro Master Series Filter Holder is precision machined from high-quality aluminium and hand-assembled with a significant level of care and attention to detail. Their patented control ring allows for circular polarisers to...

Lomo’Instant Automat Glass Review

Amy Davies
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As its name suggests, the new Lomo'Instant Automat Glass is a fully automatic instant camera with a glass lens. Read our Lomo'Instant Automat Glass review now to find out it delivers the best image quality from an instant film camera ...

Kodak Ektra Review

Mark Goldstein
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The new Kodak Ektra is billed as the perfect smartphone for keen photographers, from enthusiasts to experts, but does it offer enough to replace the smartphone that's currently in your pocket? Find out by reading our Kodak Ektra review...

Zeiss Milvus 1.4/35

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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Zeiss have launched a new lens for full-frame DSLR cameras from Canon and Nikon - the Zeiss Milvus 1.4/35. With aspherical lens elements, special glass materials and advanced correction, Zeiss have given the lens a completely new optical design. “This means the photos are practically free from chromatic aberrations," says Christophe Casenave, Product Manager at Zeiss. Thanks to their excellent edge-to-edge imagery the Zeiss Milvus lenses are designed for high-performance digital cameras. "The resolutions of camera sensors are constantly becoming higher, and this also increases the demands made on the lenses. For Zeiss Milvus lenses this is no problem. They are a solid investment in the future." The new Zeiss Milvus 1.4/35 will be available from specialist dealers and in the Zeiss Online Shop from July 2017. The recommended retail price is €1,999.

Zeiss have launched a new lens for full-frame DSLR cameras from Canon and Nikon - the Zeiss Milvus 1.4/35. With aspherical lens elements, special glass materials and advanced correction, Zeiss have given the lens a completely new optical design. “This means the photos are practically free from chromatic aberrations," says...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Adobe Achieves Record Revenue

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Global, Software
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Adobe achieved record quarterly revenue of $1.77 billion in its second quarter of fiscal year 2017. “Adobe continues to execute well, with another quarter of record revenue and operating profit in Q2," said Mark Garrett, executive vice president and CFO, Adobe. “We're excited about the strong business momentum we have as we enter the second half of fiscal 2017 and remain confident in our ability to drive strong revenue and earnings growth in the future.”

Adobe achieved record quarterly revenue of $1.77 billion in its second quarter of fiscal year 2017. “Adobe continues to execute well, with another quarter of record revenue and operating profit in Q2," said Mark Garrett, executive vice president and CFO, Adobe. “We're excited about the strong business momentum we...

The London Photo Show Partners with PhotoVoice

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events
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The London Photo Show has partnered with the charity PhotoVoice in order to promote the use of photography to deliver positive social change. Speaking about the partnership, Andrew Mason, founder of The London Photo Show, said, “The London Photo Show has grown in popularity over the last couple of years, and we want to use our position to do good. We are extremely proud to be working with PhotoVoice and help them reach a wider audience, as we truly believe in the power of photography to tell stories and raise awareness of important issues.” By displaying their work at one of the exhibition spaces at the 2017 show, PhotoVoice will be able to reach a new and wide audience with photos that inspired and won their bi-monthly photography competition. These images will sit alongside the work of their fellow exhibitors at the London Photo Show this October.

The London Photo Show has partnered with the charity PhotoVoice in order to promote the use of photography to deliver positive social change. Speaking about the partnership, Andrew Mason, founder of The London Photo Show, said, “The London Photo Show has grown in popularity over the last couple of...

Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE Review

Mark Goldstein
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The Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE is a fast and affordable wide-angle prime lens for Sony full-frame and APS-C mirrorless cameras. Priced at £279 / $399, is the auto-focusing Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE worth considering? Read our Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE review to find out...

Win A Spyder5CAPTURE PRO!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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Photography Blog have teamed up with Datacolor to offer you the chance to win a Spyder5CAPTURE PRO.

The lucky winner is Rick J Bryant. Congraulations!

About the prize

Datacolor's Spyder5CAPTURE PRO is the ultimate bundle that provides all the essentials needed to manage color from capture to editing in your photography workflow. Calibrate your camera and lenses with SpyderLENSCAL; use SpyderCUBE to control contrast and white balance; control color balance with SpyderCHECKR; and calibrate your monitor with Spyder5ELITE. You can find out more info about Spyder5CAPTURE PRO on Datacolor's website. 

The Spyder5CAPTURE PRO is available to purchase from Wex Photographic for £299.

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Photography Blog have teamed up with Datacolor to offer you the chance to win a Spyder5CAPTURE PRO. The lucky winner is Rick J Bryant. Congraulations! About the prize Datacolor's Spyder5CAPTURE PRO is the ultimate bundle that provides all the essentials needed to manage color from capture...

Olympus TG-5 Sample Images

Gavin Stoker
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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the Olympus TG-5 camera.

The tough Olympus TG-5 camera has a 12-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, a 25-100mm (eq.) f/2.0-4.9 lens with a new Anti-Fog Lens Cover Glass, a GPS sensor, manometer, compass and temperature sensor, and integrated WiFi.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Dog Photographer of the Year Winners Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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The Kennel Club has announced the winners of its annual Dog Photographer of the Year competition. Now in its twelfth year, the international contest received almost 10,000 entries from 74 different countries around the globe. Maria Davison from Portugal has been selected as the overall winner of the competition with an image of an adorable puppy resting his head, which was placed first in the ‘Man’s Best Friend’ category. The other category winners were: Kaylee Greer from the United States, who won the ‘Dogs at Play’ category with a photo of Petey the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, playing on the south coast of Boston (reprinted above); Mirjam Schreurs from the Netherlands, who won the ‘Puppy’ category with a lovely image of Tyson the baby Boxer; Anastasia Vetkovskaya from Russia, who won the ‘Dog Portrait’ category with a stunning monochrome image of an Afghan Hound; Sarah Caldecott from Yorkshire who won the ‘Dogs at Work’ category with a muted portrait of Rita the Pointer on the moors of County Durham; ‘Young Pup Photographer’ winner, 8 year-old Dylan Jenkins from Swansea; Julian Gottfried from the United States who won the ‘I Love Dogs Because…’ category; and John Liot from Jersey, who won the ‘Oldies’ category with a relaxed portrait of 12 year-old rescue dog, Kelly. All of the winning images plus the photos that placed second and third for each category will be on display at the Kennel Club in London from 26th June until 31st August 2017.

The Kennel Club has announced the winners of its annual Dog Photographer of the Year competition. Now in its twelfth year, the international contest received almost 10,000 entries from 74 different countries around the globe. Maria Davison from Portugal has been selected as the overall winner of the competition with an image...

Friday, June 16, 2017

Beggars Banquet: Photographs by Michael Joseph

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers
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Beggars Banquet: Photographs by Michael Joseph is an exhibition dedicated to The Rolling Stones’ infamous photoshoot of 1968. Shot on location at the Gothic studio of Sarum Chase, Hampstead and the derelict ruins of Swarkestone in Derbyshire, Joseph’s photographs feature The Rolling Stones in an ethereal state. Elaborately staged portraits are contrasted with atmospheric shots of the band outside the barren manor house, surrounded by cattle and playing cricket in the overgrown grass. The photographer's vibrant, eccentric style is clearly displayed in this renowned series with whimsical costumes and live animals used as props throughout the shoot. At the heart of the exhibition is the medieval feast featured on the inside cover of The Stones’ 1968 album, ‘Beggars Banquet’. Characterised by its rich colours and beautiful lighting, this theatrical scene challenges traditional photography with a hazy, surreal style informed by Michael Joseph’s admiration of Dutch renaissance artists Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel. The exhibition will be on display at Proud Chelsea (161 King’s Road, London SW3 5XP) from 6-30 July 2017.

Beggars Banquet: Photographs by Michael Joseph is an exhibition dedicated to The Rolling Stones’ infamous photoshoot of 1968. Shot on location at the Gothic studio of Sarum Chase, Hampstead and the derelict ruins of Swarkestone in Derbyshire, Joseph’s photographs feature The Rolling Stones in an ethereal state. Elaborately...