Chris Cheesman

Chris Cheesman

News Editor

Chris is the first port of call for relaying photography related news, whether it be the latest products and technology, photo competitions, breaches of photographers’ rights – or stories about key figures and companies making their mark on the industry. Before joining AP in 1999 Chris worked as a news reporter and feature writer on business magazines and has journalistic experience both inside and outside photography. As a keen photo enthusiast Chris mainly uses a digital SLR when out and about.

Panasonic has unveiled the G80, a new mirrorless camera with 4K video – the first SLR-type Panasonic compact system camera to have in-body image stabilisation.

Leica, whose products are usually aimed at photographers with a few thousand to spare, has officially announced the upcoming launch of a £215 instant camera called the Leica SOFORT.

Ahead of next week’s Photokina kit fest, Chinese lens maker Venus Optics has revealed two new lenses – the Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D and 7.5mm f/2 MFT.

Independent lens maker Sigma is preparing to enter the cinematography market with the release of a range of lenses for cinematographers in Canon EF and Sony E-mount.