Monday, June 18, 2018

Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM for Sony E-Mount Review

Mark Goldstein
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The Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM for Sony E-Mount is a very fast telephoto prime lens for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras. The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 for Sony features 14 optical elements in 12 groups and a HSM focusing system which provides quiet, smooth and fast autofocusing. Priced at £1099 / $1199, read our Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM for Sony E-Mount review to find out if it's the ultimate 85mm lens for Sony shooters...

Manfrotto Befree Advanced Carbon, Befree Live Carbon and Befree GT Traveller Tripods

Mark Goldstein | Accessories
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Manfrotto is launching three brand new models in its traveller tripod range to satisfy the most demanding outdoor photographers. The flagship Befree GT travel tripod meets the highest expectations of professional photographers who want maximum performance even when they are travelling. The new Befree Advanced range is available from £119.95.

Manfrotto is launching three brand new models in its traveller tripod range to satisfy the most demanding outdoor photographers. The flagship Befree GT travel tripod meets the highest expectations of professional photographers who want maximum performance even when they are travelling. The new Befree Advanced range is available from £119.95.

Nikon UK Summer Cashback - Save up to £275/€300

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses
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Nikon UK launches its Summer Cashback promotion, offering up to £275/€300 on selected Nikon cameras and NIKKOR lenses. The promotion runs from 15th June 2018 until 31st August 2018.

Nikon UK launches its Summer Cashback promotion, offering up to £275/€300 on selected Nikon cameras and NIKKOR lenses. The promotion runs from 15th June 2018 until 31st August 2018.

Leica C-Lux Digital Compact Camera

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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The new Leica C-Lux is a rebranded version of the Panasonic Lumix ZS200 / TZ200 compact camera. The versatile Leica C-Lux features a 15x zoom, a convenient touchscreen and exceptional design. The Leica C-Lux will be available in Light Gold and Midnight Blue colours, beginning mid-July 2018 for £875 / $1,050.

The new Leica C-Lux is a rebranded version of the Panasonic Lumix ZS200 / TZ200 compact camera. The versatile Leica C-Lux features a 15x zoom, a convenient touchscreen and exceptional design. The Leica C-Lux will be available in Light Gold and Midnight Blue colours, beginning mid-July 2018 for £875 / $1,050.

Leica M10 “Edition Zagato” Special Edition

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Leica Camera have unveiled the Leica M10 “Edition Zagato”, a timelessly beautiful special edition set that combines the best of German craftsmanship and Italian design. Limited to 250 sets worldwide, the special edition set will retail for £18,000 / $21,600.

Leica Camera have unveiled the Leica M10 “Edition Zagato”, a timelessly beautiful special edition set that combines the best of German craftsmanship and Italian design. Limited to 250 sets worldwide, the special edition set will retail for £18,000 / $21,600.

Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF for Canon DSLRs

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses
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The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF is a Full Frame Canon EF Mount lens that sets new standards for portrait lenses thanks to its compact size and light weight construction. The new Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF lens will be available from July 2018 for £599.99.

The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF is a Full Frame Canon EF Mount lens that sets new standards for portrait lenses thanks to its compact size and light weight construction. The new Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF lens will be available from July 2018 for £599.99.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Schneider-Kreuznach True-Net Filters and True-Streak Rainbow and Gold Filters

Mark Goldstein | Accessories
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Schneider-Kreuznach has just introduced two new filter ranges – the True-Net Filter, True-Streak Rainbow and True-Streak Gold filters. The True Net range is a much sought after diffusion filter. The True-Streak Rainbow filters creates a beautiful effect reminiscent of the multi-colour flares on uncoated lenses.

Schneider-Kreuznach has just introduced two new filter ranges – the True-Net Filter, True-Streak Rainbow and True-Streak Gold filters. The True Net range is a much sought after diffusion filter. The True-Streak Rainbow filters creates a beautiful effect reminiscent of the multi-colour flares on uncoated lenses.

Lensbaby Velvet 85 Review

Amy Davies
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The Lensbaby Velvet 85 is a classic portrait lens with a twist - it's an art lens for APS-C and Full Frame cameras that creates soft and velvety effects with buttery smooth bokeh. Does it deserve a place in your camera bag? Find out by reading our in-depth Lensbaby Velvet 85 review, complete with full-size sample images.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Wunder360 Unveils New 360° camera

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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The Wunder360 is a new 360° camera with an all new view pilot, point-to-frame feature for effortless editing, sharing and storage. Pocket sized and light weighing only 95g the first of its kind, the surprisingly affordable Wunder360 has a whole host of features to enable effortless photographs and cinematic videos.

The Wunder360 is a new 360° camera with an all new view pilot, point-to-frame feature for effortless editing, sharing and storage. Pocket sized and light weighing only 95g the first of its kind, the surprisingly affordable Wunder360 has a whole host of features to enable effortless photographs and cinematic videos.

​MIOPS Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Capsule360 Motion Box

Mark Goldstein | Accessories
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Capsule360 is a new app-controlled motion box that brings advanced video features such as smart-subject tracking and learned-action movement, as well as astrophotography and motion time-lapse modes, to all.

Capsule360 is a new app-controlled motion box that brings advanced video features such as smart-subject tracking and learned-action movement, as well as astrophotography and motion time-lapse modes, to all.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses
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The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR fixed focal length super-telephoto lens for Nikon FX-format digital SLR cameras. Currently under development, the Nikkor 500mm f/5.6 lens uses the same type of Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element used in the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR (pictured). The release date and recommended retail price will be provided at a later date. 

The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR fixed focal length super-telephoto lens for Nikon FX-format digital SLR cameras. Currently under development, the Nikkor 500mm f/5.6 lens uses the same type of Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element used in the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR (pictured). The…

Rotolight NEO 2 Explorer Kit

Mark Goldstein | Accessories
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The Rotolight NEO 2 Explorer Kit is a portable, powerful and lightweight three-light kit for photographers and filmmakers on the go. The Rotolight NEO 2 Explorer Kit is available now for £1199.99(inc)/ $1399.99/1189.99 Euro.

The Rotolight NEO 2 Explorer Kit is a portable, powerful and lightweight three-light kit for photographers and filmmakers on the go. The Rotolight NEO 2 Explorer Kit is available now for £1199.99(inc)/ $1399.99/1189.99 Euro.

Second Annual Huawei NEXT-IMAGE Smartphone Photography Awards

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones , Competitions
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Building on the huge success of last year’s global smartphone photography awards, HUAWEI today opened entries for its second annual NEXT-IMAGE Awards, with the support of the International Center of Photography (ICP). 

Building on the huge success of last year’s global smartphone photography awards, HUAWEI today opened entries for its second annual NEXT-IMAGE Awards, with the support of the International Center of Photography (ICP). 

New Firmware Updates for Fujifilm X-H1 and X-T2 Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Fujifilm have announced the availability of new firmware for the X-H1 (v1.10) and X-T2 (v4.10) cameras.

Full details available here: 

http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/firmware/x/xt2/index.html

http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/firmware/x/xh1/index.html

Fujifilm have announced the availability of new firmware for the X-H1 (v1.10) and X-T2 (v4.10) cameras.Full details available here: http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/firmware/x/xt2/index.html http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/firmware/x/xh1/index.html

Moshi Launches New Photography Accessory Range

Mark Goldstein | Accessories
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Moshi, a premium accessory and peripherals company, has just launched launch its complete accessory range for photographers. The range includes the Arcus Backpack, iGlaze laptop cover, iVisor screen cover, ClearGuard keypad cover, USB-C Multimedia Adapter and IonSlim 10K portable battery.

Moshi, a premium accessory and peripherals company, has just launched launch its complete accessory range for photographers. The range includes the Arcus Backpack, iGlaze laptop cover, iVisor screen cover, ClearGuard keypad cover, USB-C Multimedia Adapter and IonSlim 10K portable battery.

CameraWorld Launches Brands Hatch LIVE Event

Mark Goldstein | Events
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Leading UK photographic retailer CameraWorld has added a new LIVE event to its calendar. This August will see CameraWorld LIVE take residence at the iconic racing venue, Brands Hatch.

Leading UK photographic retailer CameraWorld has added a new LIVE event to its calendar. This August will see CameraWorld LIVE take residence at the iconic racing venue, Brands Hatch.

Leica Launches Illuminated Campaign

Mark Goldstein | Events
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Leica  presents an interactive multi-content campaign: ‘Illuminated’ is a journey of discovery, where seven photographers will each travel to a city previously unknown to them with a Leica Q camera.

Leica  presents an interactive multi-content campaign: ‘Illuminated’ is a journey of discovery, where seven photographers will each travel to a city previously unknown to them with a Leica Q camera.

After Nyne and Olympus Launch New London Gallery

Mark Goldstein | Photographers
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After Nyne Gallery are proud to unveil their first exhibition space in Holland Park, London, in collaboration with Olympus. This inaugural exhibition will display some remarkable works by Olympus brand ambassadors such as Martina Govindraj, whose work engages with architecture and concepts of space, and award winning Steve Gosling renowned for his signature black and white atmospheric landscapes.

After Nyne Gallery are proud to unveil their first exhibition space in Holland Park, London, in collaboration with Olympus. This inaugural exhibition will display some remarkable works by Olympus brand ambassadors such as Martina Govindraj, whose work engages with architecture and concepts of space, and award winning Steve Gosling renowned…

Monday, June 11, 2018

Instant Magny 35 Instant Back for 135 SLR & Rangefinder Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Film
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The Instant Magny 35 Instant Back enables you to use a 135 Single Lens Reflex and Rangefinder film camera to capture instant photographs without any modifications.

The Instant Magny 35 Instant Back enables you to use a 135 Single Lens Reflex and Rangefinder film camera to capture instant photographs without any modifications.

Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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The Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE is a new, budget, autofocus lens for Sony mirrorless shooters. Weighing in at 93g and measuring just 37mm long, the Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE delivers a quiet, fast and accurate autofocus system and a minimum focusing distance of just 24cm. Available from July 2018, the Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE will cost £279.99 in the UK.

The Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE is a new, budget, autofocus lens for Sony mirrorless shooters. Weighing in at 93g and measuring just 37mm long, the Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE delivers a quiet, fast and accurate autofocus system and a minimum focusing distance of just 24cm. Available from July…