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Monday, 7 April 2014

Sony α7S – the low-light and 4k king!

Sony have today launched a new model in their α7 Mirrorless Full frame camera range – the α7S.

The new α7S has several stand-out features including a new 12.2MP full frame sensor and 4K video capability.

The α7S has been designed for ultimate low-light performance – the S standing for sensitivity. With a native ISO capability up to 102,400 ISO and extended setting up to 409,600 nothing should be beyond capture! The camera is also equipped with the same high-precision Fast Intelligent AF system as the α7R camera, with drastically improved low-light AF sensitivity that can go as low as -4EV.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Canon announce firmware update for EOS 6D

Canon UK have released a firmware upgrade (version 1.1.4) for the EOS 6D.

This upgrade incorporates the following fixes (as well as the improvements from previous versions):

  1. Fixes a phenomenon in which some images cannot be transferred to mobile devices running the EOS Remote app.
  2. Corrects an error in the German language Feature Guide.
  3. Corrects an error in the Korean language Feature Guide.

Firmware Version 1.1.4 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.1.3. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.1.4, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Contre Jour Photography

"Always stand with the sun behind you when taking a photo…" That's what we're brought up to think isn't it? HAH! “Always stand with the sun right behind your subject” - that's what I say! Seriously though, in these days of technical marvel and digital wizardry, it's now easier than ever to 'break the rules' and try out some exciting techniques.

Shooting into the light (or Contre Jour if you want to get all continental about it) photography has long been a wonderful way to help you achieve results that really stand out from your peers'. Atmospherically lit with a golden halo; jet black silhouettes against a spectacular sunset; moody misty landscapes with the shadows of the trees all fanning out towards you - these are some of the benefits of plucking up the courage to go against your instinct and the perceived wisdom of others.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Park Cameras London Photo walk Series

An Invitation…

Park Cameras London are running a series of Photo Walks throughout 2014.

Why not join us on one or more of our walks? We cover several different areas of London and include several stops en-route for photographic tips and advice. On many of the walks we will also have new equipment available for you to try and each walk will have a photo contest so you can win a prize of an A2 size print of your winning photograph too.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Using prime lens for landscape photography

If you asked me two or three years ago about using prime lenses for landscape photography, I would have been sceptical. Since situations often change very quickly when you’re outdoors, giving you just a few seconds to catch the image you want before it’s all gone, I thought that the flexibility of a good zoom lens was an important part of photographing scenery.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Panasonic goes for the Pro Market with the New Lumix DMC-GH4

Micro 4/3rds moving on up to 4K with the new Panasonic GH-4!
The stunning launches in the Micro 4/3rds format continue with the new Panasonic GH-4.

Targeted at professionals, the GH-4 offers a new 16.05mp Sensor coupled with Venus Engine 9 for potentially the best image quality yet from the micro 4/3rds format.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Olympus launch the new OM-D E-M10

Olympus today announced an exciting new addition to the OM-D premium Micro Four Thirds range – the OM-D E-M10.

Park Cameras London got an exclusive hands-on session with the E-M10 prior to launch and have prepared an introductory video highlighting some of the features of the new model and allowing you a closer look.