Photography News 79 WEB


Vote for thebest- ever digital kit Used kit reseller MPB has launched the Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame – and your votes will decide the winners of five key categories

M O T N O R F P Y Q D R L F P R S B R T T O L D Q R S P S I J W C M Q Y I E R R N Z U U K F V R I O E T G E M T M V X R C Y G O P E Q C G H O K A L A I N S T N E M E L E C C T T U E U E T U V Z N A J S C N M S B E U I X A G A U K N E R X C E P N F Q N C G V L D E T I R M B I I F I K N D T E D E D T T L U O L A T N E D I S S N L M O N O T N T I P S C M C I B G G I B A V Q W W D R I V E U L B C Capture life’s magical moments across all devices with the Samsung Evo Plus 256GB microSDXC memory card with SD adapter, offering read speeds of up to 100MB/s and write speeds of up to 90MB/s. Samsung’s latest cards are also ultra reliable and are water, temperature, X-ray and magnet proof, so shooting in the most challenging conditions isn’t an issue. We have one 256GB Samsung Evo Plus microSDXC card with SD adapter worth £74.99 for the eagle-eyed winner. Complete the word search below, and you’ll find one word in the list that’s not in the grid. Email us on with that word in the subject box by 9 August 2020. The correct answer to PN 77’s word search was ‘neutral’, and the Samsung 256GB Evo Plus card was won by Jamie Bayliss of Wiltshire. • A Samsung memory card! WIN!

MPB, the world’s largest resale platform for digital and video kit, has launched the Photo and Video Kit Hall of Fame to honour the best imaging kit of the digital era. There are five award categories: Classic, Game Changer, Iconic, Road Tested and Trendsetter, with 25 shortlisted nominees covering 13 brands chosen by the experts at MPB. The public are invited to vote for their winners by going to the website, and voting is open until 11 August. The results will be A handy light The Nanlite Pavotube II 6C is a palm-sized, battery-powered LED light aimed at content creators of all kinds. It’s just 25cm long, weighs in at 260g and has a maximum output of 1576 lux. It has a rechargeable 3.7V 220mAh internal battery and gives one hour of operation at full power, and charging is via its USB-C port. The light itself is fully dimmable and adjustable, with a colour temperature range of 2700K to 7500K and 360 RGB colour options. There are also 15 preprogrammed special effects, including fireworks and candlelight. This handy light costs £109.99 and you get the unit, soft carry case, USB A-C cable, hands strap and three magnetic adhesive plates.

announced on World Photography Day (19 August) and plaques will be awarded to the manufacturers of the winning kit.


The Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL lens is the widest non- fisheye lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras, surpassing Laowa’s own 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6. The new 9mm f/5.6 has a 135° angle of view, so it’ll be great for interiors and scenics alike, and ideal

for exaggerating the feeling of openness and space. With a minimum focusing distance of just 12cm, you can get in really close to produce some very powerful compositions with this lens. The lens features a 14 elements in a ten- group construction and its aperture range with a five-blade iris is f/5.6 to f/22. It can be used with compatible 100mmmagnetic filter holders. It is a very compact lens, too, weighing 350g and just 66mm in length. This remarkable ultra-wide lens is available in Leica M, L-Mount, Nikon Z and Sony FE, and it’s priced at £869 and £979 for the Leica M fit.

One-stop filter option

The H&Y Revoring is available in three size options: 37-49mm, 46-62mm and 67-82mm, which accept 52mm, 67mm and 82mm filters respectively. Each Revoring has a filter thread and a set of tough, spring-loaded retractable blades and these grip the lens accessory thread from the inside. Buy the Revoring to suit your screw-in filters, and you can use them on lenses with different threads. The second product is a variable ND and circular polariser combined and available in the three same sizes. The filter’s factor is quoted from ND 3 (1.5EV) to ND 1000 (10EV), although the amount of light absorbed depends on the lens focal length. Features include hard stop at the point of maximum density, guides to help easier ND/polariser control and laser markings to indicate when any cross-fade might appear. H&Y will also offer a live chart with additional guidance for





using this filter on different lenses/sensors. Guide prices for the Revoring start from £45, with the 67-82mm top priced at £52. The Revoring and combined ND/circular polariser is priced at £230-245. The H&Y Revoring Kickstarter campaign


runs until 8 August 2020.

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