Thursday, June 11, 2020

Flashpoint XPLOR Power 1200 Pro R2 Flash

Mark Goldstein | Accessories

The XPLOR Power 1200 Pro R2 Flash is the flagship model of Flashpoint's renowned R2 series of wireless ‘go-anywhere’ flashes.

The Flashpoint XPLOR Power 1200 Pro flash system is available now for $1,599.

The XPLOR Power 1200 Pro R2 Flash is the flagship model of Flashpoint's renowned R2 series of wireless ‘go-anywhere’ flashes.The Flashpoint XPLOR Power 1200 Pro flash system is available now for $1,599.

ShiftCam ProLens Smartphone Lenses for iPhone 11

Mark Goldstein | Accessories

ShiftCam is launching its ProLens range of professional smartphone lenses in the UK. With six different lenses available, it’s never been easier to bring the quality of a DSLR camera to a smartphone - simply slide the appropriate lens onto a ShiftCam compatible case to take professional-grade, high quality photos. The range includes telephoto, macro, wide angle and fisheye lenses, plus a deluxe kit that includes five lenses and a premium carry bag.

ShiftCam is launching its ProLens range of professional smartphone lenses in the UK. With six different lenses available, it’s never been easier to bring the quality of a DSLR camera to a smartphone - simply slide the appropriate lens onto a ShiftCam compatible case to take professional-grade, high quality photos…

Tamron 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD All-in-one Zoom Lens for Sony E-mount Full-frame Mirrorless Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Tamron has launched the 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD, the world’s first F2.8 all-in-one zoom lens, for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The Tamron 28-200 F2.8-5.6 Di III RXD will be available from 25th June 2020 priced at £799.99 in the UK and $729 in the USA.

Tamron has launched the 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD, the world’s first F2.8 all-in-one zoom lens, for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Tamron 28-200 F2.8-5.6 Di III RXD will be available from 25th June 2020 priced at £799.99 in the UK and $729 in the USA.

Tamron 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD Sample Images

Mark Goldstein

Ahead of our full review, here are some official sample photos taken with the Tamron 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD lens (kindly provided by Tamron).

Ricoh GR III Street Edition Special Limited Kit

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras

The Ricoh GR III Street Edition Special Limited Kit camera features a metallic grey finish and an asphalt-like surface texture along with an orange-yellow lens ring. The kit includes:

  • 2x rechargeable battery DB-110
  • External Viewfinder GV-2 (SE)
  • Genuine leather hand strap GS-2 (SE)
  • Orange-Yellow Ring Cap GN-1 (YO)

The Ricoh GR III Street Edition Special Limited Kit is limited to 3,500 pieces worldwide and will be available from July 17th 2020 priced at £1099.99.

The Ricoh GR III Street Edition Special Limited Kit camera features a metallic grey finish and an asphalt-like surface texture along with an orange-yellow lens ring. The kit includes: 2x rechargeable battery DB-110External Viewfinder GV-2 (SE)Genuine leather hand strap GS-2 (SE)Orange-Yellow Ring Cap GN-1 (YO)The Ricoh GR III Street Edition…

Delkin 2TB CFexpress Type-B Memory Card

Mark Goldstein | Accessories

Delkin have just released a 2Tb version of their CFexpress Type-B memory cards, which are used in the Canon 1D X Mark III, Nikon Z6 and Z7, and Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 and S1R cameras.

Delkin have just released a 2Tb version of their CFexpress Type-B memory cards, which are used in the Canon 1D X Mark III, Nikon Z6 and Z7, and Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 and S1R cameras.

ProGrade Digital CFexpress Type-B Memory Cards

Mark Goldstein | Accessories

ProGrade Digital's new range of CFexpress Type-B memory cards provide read speeds up-to 1,700MB/s and burst write speeds up-to 1,500MB/s.

ProGrade Digital's new range of CFexpress Type-B memory cards provide read speeds up-to 1,700MB/s and burst write speeds up-to 1,500MB/s.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Huawei P40 Pro Review

Amy Davies

The P40 Pro is Huawei's new flagship smartphone for 2020. Featuring a 6.58-inch screen, 50 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom lens and 4K video recording, can it overcome its much-publicized lack of Google App support? Find out now by reading our in-depth Huawei P40 Pro review, complete with full-size sample images and videos...

Monday, June 8, 2020

Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 RF Review

Mark Goldstein

The Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 RF is a very fast classic portrait prime lens for Canon EOS R full-frame mirrorless cameras. Competitively priced at £599 / $699, is the Samyang 85mm RF a compelling alternative to Canon's own 85mm lenses? Read our Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 RF review, complete with full-size sample images, to find out...

Friday, June 5, 2020

Save Up To £250 Off Samyang Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

You can now save up to £250 off Samyang Lenses until Sunday 28th June 2020.

You can now save up to £250 off Samyang Lenses until Sunday 28th June 2020.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Leica D-Lux 7 Black Now Available

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras

The Leica D-Lux 7, Leica's most popular compact camera, is now available in black. The technical specifications of the Leica D-Lux 7 black are identical to the existing silver series model. It will be on sale from 4 June 2020 priced at £1,075.

The Leica D-Lux 7, Leica's most popular compact camera, is now available in black. The technical specifications of the Leica D-Lux 7 black are identical to the existing silver series model. It will be on sale from 4 June 2020 priced at £1,075.

Major Firmware Update 1.2.0 for Hasselblad X1D II 50C and 907X Special Edition Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Hasselblad have released a major update for the X1D II 50C and 907X Special Edition medium format mirrorless cameras. Firmware Update 1.2.0 adds 2.7K (2720 x 1530) and HD (1920 x 1080) video capture, Focus Bracketing, Image Rating and more.

Hasselblad have released a major update for the X1D II 50C and 907X Special Edition medium format mirrorless cameras. Firmware Update 1.2.0 adds 2.7K (2720 x 1530) and HD (1920 x 1080) video capture, Focus Bracketing, Image Rating and more.

Fujifilm Donates Instax Cameras to UK NHS Workers

Mark Goldstein | Film

Fujifilm have announced an initiative to donate instax instant cameras to intensive care units across the UK to help frontline healthcare workers share a smile with patients from behind their personal protective equipment (PPE).

The initiative sees photography technology play its part in support the NHS through COVID-19 pandemic, allowing NHS staff to attach instant photo prints to their hospital gowns and show their patients a comforting smile.

The initiative has so far seen cameras donated to 31 NHS hospitals across the country.

Fujifilm have announced an initiative to donate instax instant cameras to intensive care units across the UK to help frontline healthcare workers share a smile with patients from behind their personal protective equipment (PPE). The initiative sees photography technology play its part in support the NHS through COVID-19 pandemic, allowing…

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Nik Collection 3 By DxO

Mark Goldstein | Software

Nik Collection 3 by DxO is a major upgrade to the famous plugin suite for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, and DxO PhotoLab. It features a newly designed Nik Selective Tool, the suite's plugin launcher for Adobe Photoshop, and new quick edit tools.

Nik Collection 3 by DxO is a major upgrade to the famous plugin suite for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, and DxO PhotoLab. It features a newly designed Nik Selective Tool, the suite's plugin launcher for Adobe Photoshop, and new quick edit tools.

Lexar Professional CFexpress USB 3.1 Reader

Mark Goldstein

The new Lexar Professional CFexpress USB 3.1 Reader is geared towards making the workflow of professional photographers and videographers faster, providing read speeds of up to 1050MB/s.

The Lexar Professional CFexpress USB 3.1 Reader is available now priced at €49.99 EURO.

The Lexar Professional CFexpress Type B card is also now available priced at €189.99 EURO (128GB) and €369.99 EURO (256GB).

The new Lexar Professional CFexpress USB 3.1 Reader is geared towards making the workflow of professional photographers and videographers faster, providing read speeds of up to 1050MB/s.The Lexar Professional CFexpress USB 3.1 Reader is available now priced at €49.99 EURO.The Lexar Professional CFexpress Type B card is also now available…

Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD Review

Mark Goldstein

The new 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD is Tamron's eagerly anticipated take on the classic 70-200mm zoom lens for Sony Alpha full-frame mirrorless cameras. Is it as good as Tamron's other two excellent zooms, the 17-28mm and 28-75mm? Find out now by reading our Tamron 70-180mm review...

Friday, May 29, 2020

Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 RF Lens for Canon EOS R Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 RF is a brand new autofocus, fast-aperture, short telephoto prime lens for Canon RF mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The Samyang AF 85mm f1.4 RF will be available in the UK and Ireland in late June priced at £599 (including VAT).

The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 RF is a brand new autofocus, fast-aperture, short telephoto prime lens for Canon RF mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Samyang AF 85mm f1.4 RF will be available in the UK and Ireland in late June priced at £599 (including VAT).

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Review

Amy Davies

The Galaxy S20 Ultra is Samsung's new flagship smartphone for 2020. Featuring a 6.9-inch screen, 108 megapixel sensor and 100x zoom lens, it's certainly big in size, megapixel count and zoom range, but is it also big in performance? Find out now by reading our expert Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra review, complete with full-size sample images and videos...

HD PENTAX-D FA 85mm F1.4ED SDM AW Lens for Pentax K-Mount DSLRs

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses

Pentax have today announced a new-generation Star series lens, the HD PENTAX-D FA★85mmF1.4ED SDM AW.

This large-aperture, medium telephoto lens is the second prime lens in the new-generation PENTAX Star (★) series line up. Designed for use with K-mount DSLRs, these lenses boast the highest imaging performance out of all the Pentax lenses.

The HD PENTAX-D FA 85mm F1.4ED SDM AW will be available on 26th June 2020 priced at £1,999.99.

Pentax have today announced a new-generation Star series lens, the HD PENTAX-D FA★85mmF1.4ED SDM AW. This large-aperture, medium telephoto lens is the second prime lens in the new-generation PENTAX Star (★) series line up. Designed for use with K-mount DSLRs, these lenses boast the highest imaging performance out of all…

Tamron Tease Travel-Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha Full-frame Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Tamron have just released a teaser image and video for their next Sony Alpha full-frame lens. Claimed by Tamron to be "a revolutionary new mirrorless lens offering performance plus versatility", it sounds as though Tamron are about to add a travel-zoom lens to the six lenses that they have already released so far for Sony E-mount.

As soon as we have them, we will publish more details, but in the meantime, what do you think the new lens will be?

Tamron have just released a teaser image and video for their next Sony Alpha full-frame lens. Claimed by Tamron to be "a revolutionary new mirrorless lens offering performance plus versatility", it sounds as though Tamron are about to add a travel-zoom lens to the six lenses that they have already…