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Manfrotto takes a stand Manfrotto has launched two innovative lighting accessories, providing an ideal solution for strobist photographers. The first is the Nanopole Stand, a two-in-one lightweight stand that can support up to 1.5kg, and can be converted to a handheld boom by removing the central column. The 100cm footprint of the Nanopole stand gives it maximum stability, but it also has an extendable levelling leg and hook for a sandbag.
NEWS INBRIEF PERFECTUPDATE OnOne has updated its latest Perfect Photo Suite to version 8.5. The update makes photo browsing faster and provides more file-management options, among other improvements. The update is available free to all owners of Perfect Photo Suite 8 for Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Apple Aperture or stand- alone use. ononesoftware.com Portrait Professional 12 is now out, with a host of new features including an innovative ‘relighting’ mode. The face and feature finder is said to be the world’s best. www.portrait professional.com PROFOTOB1 The Profoto B1 is now available in a kit. The B1 Location Kit costs £3060, which represents a saving of £280 over buying the included items separately. For the money you get two B1 heads, two batteries and a Fast Charger all packed into a comfortable rucksack. www.profoto.com CHEAPERNIKONS Buy a Nikon D3200, D3300 or D5200 DSLR between now and 30 July and you will get £30, £40 or £50 cashback respectively. Cashback offers are also available on a selection of Nikon lenses and the PROFESSIONAL RETOUCHING The latest version of retouching software
Second up is the Snap Tilthead, designed to make using off-camera flashguns quick and simple. The hotshoe attachment is compatible with all branded flashguns, and it has a smart counterbalance mechanism to prevent the flashgun from dropping, plus an innovative locking system for fast set-up. The two accessories are available individually, or as a kit with a carry bag. Prices are to be confirmed.
π To find out more, go to www.manfrotto.co.uk.
Samsung’s next NX Smart technology takes centre stage at entry-level Samsung has unveiled the NX3000, its latest CSC with a 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, a minimum shutter speed of 1/4000sec and five frames-per-second shooting. As you’d expect, it also features all Samsung’s Smart connectivity, with Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication allowing image sharing and control of the camera with a smartphone. The three-inch flip-up display features Wink Shot so you can capture self-portraits just by winking. The NX3000 will be available in white, black or brown, bundled with the new compact 16- 50mm f/3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS lens. Price is yet to be confirmed, but availability is expected frommid-June.
The winner of the 2014 L’Iris d’Or, Sony World Photographer of the Year is Sara Naomi Lewkowicz with her hard-hitting series Shane andMaggie , whichexamines domestic violence as a process. The other winners have also been announced, with Open Photographer of the Year awarded to Chen Li from China, Student Focus Photographer of theYear going to Scarlet Evans from the UK and Youth Photographer of the Year to Paulian Metzscher from Germany. Winners of professional categories included three UK photographers, Spencer Murphy, Guy Martin and Amanda Harman. Iconic American photographer Mary Ellen Mark was also awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award. WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY WINNERS
SB-300 flashgun. www.nikon.co.uk/ cashback
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Photography News | Issue 8
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