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  • EOS M50 mkIIEOS M50 mkIIInformation, reviews, news and firmware updates for the Canon EOS M50 Mk2 24MP mirrorless camera with EF-M lens mount. 4k (24P) video
  • Nikon Z6 II and Z7 IINikon Z6 II and Z7 IINikon have announced Z6 II and Z7 II full frame (FX) cameras. The updates for the Z6/Z7 mirrorless cameras improve performance and add 2nd card slots.
  • EOS C70 4K video camera announcedEOS C70 4K video camera announcedCanon have announced the EOS C70 4K video camera - The device is the first R mount Cinema EOS camera with a Super 35m format sensor giving 16+ Stops of Total Dynamic Range
  • Canon PRO-200 printer announcedCanon PRO-200 printer announcedCanon Pixma PRO-200 printer is announced. The A3+ 13" printer uses a dye based ink set with 8 inks, with enhanced colour and black density. It replaces the PRO-100 printer
  • New L mount Laowa lensesNew L mount Laowa lensesLaowa have announced 'L' mount versions of six of their lenses. 3 wide angle lenses and 3 macro lenses for Panasonic S1 series , Sigma FP and Leica SL/CL. Keith has reviews of the EF mount versions of several of them.

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  • Book Review: Isle of Skye – Photographer’s guideBook Review: Isle of Skye - Photographer's guideBook Review: Isle of Skye and NW Scotland - Photographer's guide by David Hickey. Locations, maps and tours with detailed photographic tips and suggestions covering equipment, photography and image processing.
  • Printing postcards on the PRO-300Printing postcards on the PRO-300Printing postcards on the Canon PRO-300 - Testing pre-printed postcards from Permajet and taking extra care when printing small 6"x4" (100x150mm) postcard media.
  • Printer Test ImagesPrinter Test ImagesCollection of printer test images - colour and monochrome (black and white). Test photos for printer and monitor checking.
  • Looking at the Canon R5 cameraLooking at the Canon R5 cameraKeith Cooper looks at the Canon EOS R5 45MP mirrorless camera, from the POV of an architectural photographer, including extensive use of tilt shift lenses
  • Canon drop-in filter adapter with tilt/shiftCanon drop-in filter adapter with tilt/shiftUsing the Canon drop-in filter adapter (EF-RF) and polariser with TS-E tilt-shift lenses (17/24/50) on an EOS R5 RF mount mirrorless camera
  • Replacement Canon camera battery guideReplacement Canon camera battery guideEOS Canon Camera batteries. Short guide to the range of batteries used in Canon EOS DSLR cameras for power and maintenance of date and time
  • Black and White printing with the P700Black and White printing with the P700Black and white printing on the Epson SC-P700 A3+ pigment ink printer. Different types of paper and optimising the reproduction of your monochrome photos
  • Setting up the Epson SC-P700Setting up the Epson SC-P700The process for setting up the Epson P700 A3+ (13") printer from new, Installing inks and initial software setup. Connecting the printer to your network and computer
  • Epson SC-P700 printer reviewEpson SC-P700 printer reviewDetailed review of the Epson SC-P700 13" (A3+) pigment ink printer with sheet feed and roll paper holder. 10 inks and no matte/photo black ink switching

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  • Venus Optics Laowa 100mm macro lensVenus Optics Laowa 100mm macro lensVenus Optics announce their new Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro APO lens. Lens available in Canon EF, Nikon F and Sony mounts
  • Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USMCanon RF 85mm F1.2 L USMCanon have announced the RF 85mm F1.2 L USM lens for RF mount mirrorless cameras. Available for June 2019 at around $2700
  • Rokinon/Samyang 14mm and 85mmRokinon/Samyang 14mm and 85mmRokinon/Samyang have announced two new manual focus lenses for the Canon RF mount. The lenses are 14mm f/2.8 and 85mm f/1.4
  • Topaz Gigapixel AI updated to V4Topaz Gigapixel AI updated to V4Topaz have updated their Gigapixel AI resizing software to V4. The new version offers improved speed and image quality with improved resizing and workflow. Free update for existing users (Free 30 day trial and reduced price for new until April 5th)
  • DxO PhotoLab 2.2 updateDxO PhotoLab 2.2 updateDxO PhotoLab V2.2 image editing software update improves functionality and adds new image management tools. Includes Nikon Z6 and EOS R
  • Three new Tamron lenses announcedThree new Tamron lenses announcedTamron have announced three new lenses, due mid 2019. Two Nikon/canon mount SP 35mm F1.4, 35-150mm F2.8-4 and E-mount 17-28mm F2.8 III
  • Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 SNikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 SNikkor Z 24-70mm F2.8 S lens announced for the Nikon Z mirrorless camera system. 17 elements, 15 groups Due April 2019
  • Canon EOS RP AnnouncedCanon EOS RP AnnouncedThe Canon EOS RP 26MP full frame mirrorless camera has been announced. Much smaller than any previous Canon full frame camera, available March 2019
  • Datacolor Spyder X announcedDatacolor Spyder X announcedDatacolor have announced their latest Spyder X monitor and projector calibration system, the Spyder X. Improved speed and profiling accuracy are claimed
  • Irix Edge light pollution filtersIrix Edge light pollution filtersIrix have announced their new Edge light pollution filters. These cut light at the specific yellow colour associated with low pressure sodium lighting, which is widely used in street lighting.
  • Nikon 14-30 F4 S announcedNikon 14-30 F4 S announcedA new Z mount Nikon 14-30 F4 S ultra-wide zoom is announced at CES. The full frame mirrorless lens takes filters (82mm) and weighs 485g. Nikon also announce a 'Z6 filmmaker's kit'
  • ProGrade dual SD card readerProGrade dual SD card readerProGrade high speed dual SD card reader is announced. Interface is high speed USB 3.1 (USB3 compatible). Reader is UHS I/II card compatible. Use two cards at once and make use of high speed transfers

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