Photography News | Issue 46 | absolutephoto.com
Gearing upwith Novo
News in brief
Novo might be a fairly new name in the world of photo accessories but its range is growing quickly. First up is a range of Excel Advanced filters that includes Pro NDs, circular polarisers and UV protection filters. The UV filters are made from ‘Super White’ Schott glass and feature12anti-reflectivecoatingsand come in ultra slimline mounts. Sizes from 40.5 to 86mm are available – the 77mm version costs £24.90. The same size range is on offer with the newcollection of circular polarizers. Made from the same brand of glass, these pola filters have a light loss of 1.3EV, have scratch, water and oil resistant qualities and come in a frame just 7mm thick. The 77mm version costs £44.90. The third filter announced is an ND 8-2000 Variable ND filter and this is 77mm fit only, costing £79.90. This filter has the build quality of the other Excel filters but here you have an infinitely variable amount of neutral density within the ND8
to ND2000 range. The degree of density is controlled by adjusting the front filter ring. For the ultimate protection of your expensive kit, consider a hard case like these models from Novo. Five sizes are available, starting from the Novo Dura 100 that measures 37.7x29.9x13.9cm and costing £79 and going up to Dura 500 that weighs 9kg and measures 63.4x50.3x31cm – this largest model sells at £279. All Dura models feature an ABS hard shell, contoured rubberised handles and a new click-lock system that allows single-handed use. There is also an auto pressurised air valve release. The last Novo accessory announced this month is the MVS-01 Monopod Stand/Feet is a universal three-legged stand that fits directly on a monopod to add greater stability to monopod shooting. This is priced at £24.90.
Bag a Billingham Billingham’s reputation for quality bags is second to none. New to the range is Hadley One as well as a range of premium FibreNyte canvas with leather trim, this bag looks great and has a rugged build. It's priced at £285, has a capacity of 8.75l and weighs 1.38kg. With three pockets and two dump pockets the Hadley One suits DSLR and mirrorless camera use and has space for a 13in laptop. billingham.co.uk travel and overnight bags. Made fromweather-proof
SRBadds a6EVND SRB has introduced a 6EV ND filter to its range of filtersspecificallydesigned for its Elite Filter Holder. It screws into the centre thread of the Elite holder to eliminate any light seepage while in use without the need for a foam gasket. This also keeps the other slots empty so other filters such as grads can be used at the same time. The 6EV ND costs £29.95.
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Zeiss hits ten Zeiss has added a tenth lens to its Milvus range. The 35mm f/1.4 is a full-frame lens available in Canon and Nikon fit at £1699. It features a new optical design that is claimed to be free of chromatic aberrations and deliver a high class performance even at maximum aperture. Zeiss.com
SomersetEnhancedandthelegendary 300gsm 100% cotton Museo Silver Ragwhich emulates the looks and feel of traditional darkroommaterials. For free postage on all UK orders until 31 August quote PN46 at the checkout.
3 Legged Thing gets a grip The QR11 L-grip is available in Copper or Grey priced at £49.99. It's Arca-Swiss compatible and makes switching fromupright to horizontal shooting a cinch. It can also be disassembled quickly and stored flat for easy transport. 3leggedthing.com
Shoot travel andwin
Photography News has teamed up with expert photo printers LumeJet to bring you the chance of seeing your favourite photographs produced as a glorious L.Type print. Win this free to enter contest and you will have £200 to spend on L.Type prints from the LumeJet website. L.Type by LumeJet is the latest step in the company’s development and represents the culmination of over 15 years of research into silver halide. LumeJet has always been passionate about printing beautiful photography and now with L.Type the fusion of classic analogue silver halide materials, cutting– edge digital print technology and super-accurate colour management enables the faithful replication of a
photographic vision with hitherto unseen precision and sensitivity. To be in with the chance of winning £200 worth of L.Type print all you have to do is enter your best travel picture. Travel can be home or abroad, and subject matter can be scenic, people or even wildlife. One entry is permitted and UK only residents can enter. Judging will be done by PN’s editor and the closing date is midnight 7 August 2017. Last month’s contest for best family image was won by ChrisWhite. To enter upload your image to flickr.com/groups/pntravel/
Manfrotto’s newbags Manfrotto ’ s new range of Pro Light Bumblebee camera bags is designed for pro and enthusiast shooters. Two backpacks and two messenger bags are included in the range. Prices start from £109.95. manfrotto.co.uk
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