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Secondhand week: some of the best used deals

MPB Since 2016, MPB has become very well known as a used camera and lens specialist, offering great deals in preloved kit and also buying-in your used gear at competitive prices. “It’s tempting to think ‘newer equals better’ but usually,…

Secondhand week: a ‘volley’ good lens from MPB

Can you tell us about your experiences buying second-hand? Predominantly shooting sports means that I need to have lenses that will perform well in low light, and they don’t come cheap. A friend recommended looking at secondhand lenses to save…

Secondhand week: how it helped my career

How did you come to buy secondhand?  I’d been shooting events for a while, but had just booked my first wedding and figured I needed a second body. I was looking for a full-frame camera, but didn’t have much money…

Secondhand week: the best used lenses under £200

I’m sure we all know the feeling. A highly desirable new lens is announced that would, surely, give an extra creative impetus to your photography. The only problem is the sky-high price. I’ve lost count of the number of times…

Secondhand week: the healing power of photography

Can you tell us a bit about your life in photography? My photography journey started just over six years ago, I bought a second-hand Nikon D5100 DSLR with 18-55mm kit lens and 70-300mm lens which didn’t have a built-in motor…

Secondhand week: a good sport

Why do you buy a lot of gear secondhand, and where from? Simple – because I save money. You can usually get up to a third off the retail price, with some older bodies selling for a fraction of their…

Secondhand week: MPB interview

How did MPB start out? MPB has been around for some time now in various guises, but the official founding of what we have now was in 2011. I studied economics at Warwick University and was into photography as a…

Secondhand week: rocking your world

What secondhand gear are you currently using? I first fell in love with photography around five years ago when I bought my first SLR, the Nikon D3100. I started shooting small then built up my portfolio and branched into shooting…

Elements tonal tools

Get terrific tones in Photoshop Elements

Whether you want to enhance contrast, convert to black & white, fix exposure problems or perform any number of other image adjustments, you need an image editor that offers the right tools. While Photoshop Elements is seen as lightweight in…

Astro Photographer of the Year winners are out of this world

The winners of this year’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 have been announced, with the top prize of £10,000 going to Hungarian photographer László Francsics for a multiple exposure of the 35 phases of the lunar eclipse on January…

Remembering Robert Frank (1924-2019)

Robert Frank died on September 9 at the ripe old age of 94, and his seminal book remains a big influence on, and inspiration to, generations of street and documentary photographers. Indeed, Joel Meyerowitz was so taken with the book…

Fantastic shortlisted images from Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcases the world’s best nature photography and photojournalism. “Through their ability to inspire curiosity and wonder, the images showcase wildlife photography as an art form and challenge us to consider both…