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  • Kipon MF lens adapters adapter for MFKipon have added Nikon Z and Canon RF mounts to their medium format lens adapter range. Use popular MF lenses with focal reducers for full frame cameras
  • Mitakon Speedmaster 65mm f1.4 for GFX Mitakon-Speedmaster-65mm-f1.4-lens-specifically-designed-for-the-Fujifilm-GFX2ZY Optics announce their Mitakon Speedmaster 65mm f/1.4 lens for Fuji GFX medium format cameras (G mount).
  • Samyang XP 35mm f/1.2 announced sy35mm f1.2Samyang XP 35mm f/1.2 lens announced for Canon EF mount. Fast wide aperture manual focus lens designed for 8k video and sensors in excess of 50MP. Fourth in the XP series.
  • DxO Nik Collection updated nik pictureDxO Nik Collection has been updated to V1.1 to greatly improve compatibility with current image editing software packages such as Lightroom/Photoshop/Elements and Affinity Photo
  • British Wildlife Photography Awards 9 BWPA awards 9British Wildlife Photography Awards 9: winners announced for the BWPA

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  • Book Review: 52 Assignments Street Photography 52-street assignmentsBook Review: 52 Assignments, Street Photography. A collection of 52 project ideas helping you explore different aspects of street photography. Challenge your photo comfort zones.
  • Using the Hasselblad X1D-50C X1D-50CUsing the Hasselblad X1D-50C camera and XCD 21mm f/4 lens. Looking at a medium format mirrorless camera with a 50 megapixel sensor
  • Book Review: Hasselblad and the moon landing hasselblad moonBook Review: Hasselblad and the moon landings. photographs and the story of the cameras that didn't return from the Apollo moon landings
  • Review: Laowa 24mm f/14 relay macro laowa 24mm relay lensReview of the Laowa 24mm f/14 relay 2x macro lens from Venus Optics, water resistant lens with built in LED variable lighting unit
  • Book Review: 52 Assignments Experimental Photography 52 photography experimentsBook Review: 52 Assignments, Experimental Photography. 52 project ideas to help you explore different aspects of photography, film and digital. with low and high tech ideas and hacks
  • Book Review: Masters of Drone Photography drone bookBook Review: Masters of Drone Photography. Collected photographs and commentary from specialist drone photography experts. Practical advice about mastering your own drone work.
  • Luminar update adds AI sky enhancement levant mineReview update: Skylum Luminar image editing software's latest update (V1.3.2) adds sky enhancement, to other functional improvements and fixes.
  • Kaiser K5850 LED desktop light lamp unitReview of the Kaiser K5850 LED desktop light unit. Near daylight colour temperature of 5600K. Colour rendition index 95CRI and maximum brightness at 1 metre of 480 lux. Sold by Fotospeed in the UK
  • KF Concept TM2534T Camera Tripod floor standing TM2534TKF Concept TM2534T Aluminium Tripod with Ball head and optional transverse bar. Reaches a vertical maximum height of six feet (72")

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  • New Sigma Art lenses sigma 105mm f/1.4 artSigma announce a number of new lenses in their 'Art' category. A 105mm f1.4 with lens tripod collar. a 70mm f2.8 Macro and Sony E mount versions of many previous Art lenses
  • Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI flash Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI flash Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI flash auto bounce flash unit (GN47) automates bounce flash with motorised flash head options
  • Canon announce EOS 2000D and 4000D Canon 2000D / Rebel T7Canon announce the 24MP EOS 2000D (T7) and the 18MP 4000D DSLR cameras. 2000D is the follow up to the 1300D (T6) whilst 4000D is a new entry level DSLR
  • SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM sigma 14-24 oblique viewSigma announces the SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM ultra wide angle zoom lens in its Art category. Available in Sigma, Canon EF and Nikon mounts
  • Tamron 70-210mm F4 Di VC USD announced tamron 70-210mm f4A new Tamron 70-210mm F4 Di VC USD (Model A034) zoom lens has been announced. For FF Canon and Nikon mounts. Image stabilisation to 5 stops
  • Pentax K-1 Mark II announced k1-mk2 frontPentax have announced the K-1 Mark II. The 36MP full frame DSLR goes to ISO 819,200 and improved pixel shift multishot capability
  • Samyang XP 50mm f1.2 lens samyang XP-50mm F1.2Samyang XP 50mm f1.2 lens announcement Manual focus, for Canon EF mount. High resolution for 50MP+ and 8k video. 9 blade aperture
  • Some benefits of Colour Management spyder 5 capture pro kitDatacolor survey with Leica forum users looks at the benefits of a colour managed workflow for photographers. Screen and print colour management
  • Nikon 180-400 f4 TC lens announced Nikon 180-400 1.4 TCNikon announces the AF-S NIKKOR 180–400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR, the first telephoto in the NIKKOR lens range with a built-in 1.4x teleconverter.
  • Samyang AF 14mm F2.8EF sy14-28 ef-2Samyang have announced their first (autofocus) AF lens with the EF mount, the AF 14mm F2.8EF
  • DxO to revive the Nik plugins nik dxoDxO have confirmed that they are going to to revive the Nik plugins with new versions in 2018
  • Yongnuo YN 14mm f/2.8 Ultra-wide Angle Prime Lens yongnuo yn 14mm f-2.8 lensYongnuo YN 14mm f/2.8 Ultra-wide angle prime lens with autofocus announced. Canon EF mount option shown

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