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Friday, 19 September 2014

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 with 4/3rds Sensor launched.


Panasonic have announced the latest in a line of premium compacts aimed at the enthusiast market - the LX100.

The LX-3, LX-5 and LX7 have been popular because of an excellent lens coupled to a large (for a compact) sensor. The LX-100 takes this to a whole new level increasing the sensor size to 4/3rds - Five times larger than the LX7!

What does this mean? It promises much better low-light performance and to make better use of the lovely looking Vario Summilux f/1.7-f/2.8 lens.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Nikon D750 added to Nikon Full Frame line-up.

Nikon have announced their third Full Frame (FX) format camera in 2014 - the D750.

Fitting in the range between the D610 and D810 the D750 offers something from each and for many photographers may well be the perfect model.

The D700 was a classic Nikon model offering pro-level AF and exceptional low light performance - the D750 looks to offer this same combination brought up to date.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED announced

Nikon have been steadily upgrading their existing FX lenses to match the newest high resolution models and now introduce the AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED.

Already offering the 28mm f/1.8G, 35mm f/1.8G, 50mm f/1.8G and 85mm f/1.8G the new lens offers the widest field of view yet and makes a nice addition to the set.

All the f/1.8G designs have received excellent reviews and offer a combination of great performance, portability (compared to f/1.4 designs) and great value - a trend continued by the new 20mm.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 Micro 4/3 lens and 1.4x converter confirmed.

Olympus have confirmed the availability of an exciting addition to their lens range for all Micro 4/3rds cameras - the M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro Lens.

Designed as the perfect partner for the highly regarded 12-40mm f/2.8 pro lens the new 40-150mm offers a constant f/2.8 aperture throughout its extremely useful 80-300mm full frame equivalent range.

The combination of a 150mm focal length and f/2.8 aperture means subject isolation should be a breeze with this lens.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Canon EOS 7D Mark II – Hands-on and First Impressions

On September 1st 2009 Canon announced a new enthusiast-level camera, the EOS 7D.  With its 18 megapixels and a class leading 8 FPS it was, and still is, an incredibly popular camera, especially amongst wildlife and sports photographers because of its speed and durability.

Now Canon tends to replace their enthusiast DLSR cameras every 2 years or so and from late 2012 rumours of a 7D replacement started to surface.  Another two years down the line and, although the 7D is still very much up there amongst the competitors, it has become a little long in the tooth. Finally, all the years of rumours were today laid to rest as Canon officially announced its replacement, the Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Monday, 1 September 2014

Events to photograph in London September 2014

September in London has some great photo opportunities - some not to be missed.

We have shown below a selection of these and hope you find this useful.

20th September - Photo Walk with professional tips - Historic Greenwich
We have a Photo Walk with professional tips running on  20th September around historic Greenwich - you can book your place for just £20 HERE.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

New Manfrotto Off Road Tripod and Walking Sticks – Ideal for photo enthusiasts who enjoy hiking!

August sees the launch of the latest range from Italian tripod manufacturer Manfrotto.  The “Off Road Collection” is targeted at those looking for compact and lightweight products, specifically for outdoor photography.  The range includes a lightweight tripod and also an innovative walking stick which are both available in red, blue or green.