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Two new Panasonic lenses

The former is an update to an existing lens but is now splash and dust-resistant and is compatible with a maximum 240fps sensor drive for fast AF. It also offers a 50mm angle-of-view on full-frame systems.   The Lumix S…

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Nothing can be more frustrating than finding AP has sold out at your local newsagent, particularly if you have made a special journey. So why not take out a subscription, as we have a special offer running this week that…

Love cycling and photography? We want to hear from you

As well as being able to borrow cameras and lenses from MPB during the day, you will get both group and one-to-one help with shooting cycling action from expert pro, Geoff Waugh. This unique photographic event will take place during the Peaks…

Tough times for Nikon, Canon and other big makers

While sales of its full-frame mirrorless cameras and lenses appear robust, the company has been hit hard by falling sales of entry to mid-range DSLRs in Asia, particularly in the important Chinese market. “Although efforts will be continuously made to…

Apollo 11 anniversary special: new Brian May 3D book

According to the publishers, The Mission Moon archive team scoured the NASA archives and Russian sources to obtain lots of historic images (many previously unseen) to bring the 50-year-old Apollo mission to life. “This is the first time that the…

Picfair lets you set up personalised photo store

The features, released as part of the new “Picfair Plus,” gives photographers the option to connect their Store to a custom website domain, strip away Picfair branding, organise their images into albums and featured collections, and a number of other…

Sigma announces new 14-24mm f/2.8 Art Lens

Sigma has announced a new wide-angle Art Lens to add to its ever expanding high-performance Art lens series, designed specifically for high-sharpness. The company says that the lens is specifically targeted towards high-resolution cameras of 50 megapixels and above, such…

190go! M-series

Manfrotto announces new 190go! M-series tripod range

Manfrotto has launched a new 190go! M-series range of lightweight and compact tripods. The Italian manufacturer made the announcement after introducing its latest product for mobile filmmakers in November, a smartphone filmmaking rig. One of the main features of the range…

Polaroid Originals

Polaroid Originals release gold and silver framed film

Polaroid Originals has released two limited edition gold and silver framed film packs for 600 film cameras. This is the latest in the release of themed photography film with pink and blue tinted film also recently unveiled by Polaroid Originals.…

Tenba

Two Tenba bags launched to celebrate brand’s 40th Anniversary

Camera bag manufacturer Tenba has added two new bags to its line-up to celebrate its 40th Anniversary. Special edition versions of the DNA 8 and DNA 15 (Slim) messenger bags have been announced for mirrorless and DSLR photographers. Key features…

professional lenses

Olympus adds two professional lenses to its M.Zuiko PRO series

Olympus has unveiled two new prime professional lenses – the M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm F1.2 PRO and the M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm F1.2 PRO. The lenses sit in the M.Zuiko F1.2 PRO prime lens series, alongside the existing M.Zuiko Digital…

thambar lens

Leica revives the Thambar lens

Leica has announced it is reviving the classic Thambar lens with the release of the new Thambar-M 1:2,2/90. The original was released in 1935 and the new Thambar inherits much of the optical design of its ancestor. “The only difference is…

Element carbon

Manfrotto announces two new Element Carbon tripods

Manfrotto has launched two travel tripods aimed at beginners and enthusiasts under its new Element Carbon title. The Element Carbon will be available in large and small variants and can be purchased on the Manfrotto website now. Both models feature…

Adobe photoshop elements 2018

Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 software can now open closed eyes

Adobe has announced its latest entry-level photo-editing software, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018, which comes with some interesting new features. One such feature, which may be particularly appealing to family photographers, is the ability to replace closed eyes in group shots.…

GoPro Hero6

GoPro Hero6: The most powerful action camera yet?

The most powerful GoPro to date has been revealed, in the shape of the GoPro Hero6 Black. One of its key new headline features is the ability to shoot 4K video at 60fps, along with Full HD video at up…