Photography News | Issue 49 | photographynews.co.uk
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Rear filters for Sigma 14mm Sigma has announced a chargeable service for installing a Rear Filter Holder FHR-11 on the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art lens for Canon, enabling you to use filter gels with the lens. The holder has a suggested price of £39.99, or you can buy the holder and the installation service for £59.99. sigma-imaging-uk.com or Windows worth £48.99. The products in the offer are the ColorMunki Display, ColorChecker Passport Photo and the ColorMunki Photographer kit. xritephoto.com designed to meet the needs of enthusiast photographers. The range consists of a Sling/Waist pack, Street Pouch, Street Strap, NX CSC backpack and NX CSC Messenger bag. The Sling/Waist pack, priced at £59.95, is designed to hold a CSC or entry-level DSLR with a standard zoom lens attached, as well as two lenses. The £19.95 Street Pouch can also hold a CSC with two lenses, or a DSLR with a standard zoom and is designed to be placed inside another bag allowing you to keep your camera gear safe and hidden. For CSC users the Street Strap priced at £9.95 features a lens cap or extra battery holder. For large quantities of gear the NX CSC backpack can carry a CSC body and up to four lenses, or a DSLR with three lenses. There’s also a dedicated space for a 9.7in tablet, as well as space for additional smaller accessories. Quick access to your gear is through the back of the bag. Remove an insert and the bag becomes a day bag. Finally, the NX CSC Messenger bag is priced at £39.95 and can hold a CSC with three lenses. manfrotto.co.uk X-Rite deal Buy a selected X-Rite product before 31 December 2017 and you will get a free download of Serif Affinity Photo for Mac
A first for Canon
The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is a premium zoom lens compact and first in the G-series to boast an APS-C sensor to give DSLR image quality. Having a larger sensor, though, has not compromised its size. In fact, the G1 X Mark II is significantly smaller and lighter than its predecessor. The sensor works with Canon’s renowned DIGIC 7 image processor giving a native ISO range of 100 up to 25,600 with a good high ISO noise performance. The compact body offers a 2.36 milliondotEVFaswell as a three-inch vari-angle monitor. The monitor is also touch sensitive for functions like menu selection, image review and for the camera’s Drag Autofocus feature – this lets you select focus point while the camera is up to the eye. Speaking of autofocusing the G1 X Mark III uses Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS system, a feature used in the brand’sDSLRs,andgivesfastaccurate focusing in low light, low contrast situations. The camera is a fixed lens model featuring a 3x zoom giving the 35mm equivalent of 24-72mm, with a maximum aperture of f/2.8-5.6. This lens is designed specifically for this
Smaller and lighter than its predecessor, the PowerShot G1 X Mark lII boasts Canon's renowned DIGIC 7 image processor, as well as weather sealing, a touch sensitive monitor and full HD video capture.
camera and features anine-bladed iris for smooth bokeh effects. To assist sharp shooting when light levels get low, the G1 X Mark III has an image stabilisation system with a 4EVbenefit.
For those photographers keen to shoot in inclement conditions, the camera is sealed against dust and moisture. Full HD video capture, a new panorama mode and an eco shooting
mode for extended battery life are some of the camera’s other notable features. Due in the shops in November, the CanonPowerShot G1 XMark III has a guide price of £1149.
The BackLight 26L photo daypack offers fast access, great protection and, with 26 litres available, very good capacity – this includes nine litres of daypack capacity for your personal stuff including a 10in tablet and 15in laptop. It is now available in Woodland Green. The clever design of this backpack includes a back panel opening which allows convenient gear access without taking the pack off, so you can work without getting the bar and straps covered in mud. The carrying experience is enhanced with a padded, quick-fit waist strap and adjustable neck strap. There is also a seam-sealed raincover which folds flat for use as a ground cover. Guide price is £240. MindShift
Creativity Backgrounds is now distributing Muraro professional lighting supports. Made in Italy, Muraro stands are manufactured without compromise so will withstand hard, regular use which is why they all come with a five-year guarantee. Arange of stands is on offer, from the Ranker at £110.40 which extends up to 2.8m in height and the Master Stand priced at £115.20 for use up to 3.6m, to stands designed for boomuse. The Super Height Boom stand costs £366 and this is designed to get a light stable over the subject. The full range of Muraro products can be seen on thewebsite. Great support
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