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NEWS INBRIEF GREATVALUE The Flash Centre is offering great value Quadra Hybrid RX kits starting from £900, offering savings up to £200 and free accessories up to £236 depending on what you buy. theflashcentre.com PRINTACADEMY Courses run by inkjet media experts PermaJet include fine art black & white printing and colour management. They cost £60 per delegate and each delegate receives a complimentary 25-sheet A3 pack of paper. www.permajet.com or email Louise Hill on louiseh@permajet.com X100S owners might like to know that the TCL-X100 gives a 1.4x magnification so the fixed 23mm lens gives a rough 50mm focal length in the 35mm format. Select Tele- Conversion Lens in the camera’s menu and it’ll automatically process the shots to optimise image quality. No price was available as PN went to print. www.fujifilm.eu/uk CHARGE&SYNC Having the right cable is so important now, but you could just use the Magic Cable Duo with Lightning from Innergie, devices. This £30 USB cable has micro USB for tablets and phones and Lightning for iPad, iPhone and iPod. www.myinnergie.com which can connect to over 10,000 USB FUJIFILM CONVERTER Fujifilm X100 and

The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) awards for the best photo and imaging products launched in the last 12 months have been announced. Here’s a round-up of the biggest awards: • Best CSC Professional – Sony Alpha 7R • Best CSC Expert – Fujifilm X-T1 • Best CSC Advanced – Samsung NX30 • Best CSC Entry Level – Olympus OM-D E-M10 • Best CSC Expert Lens – Fujinon XF10-24mm f/4 R OIS • Best CSC Prime Lens – Zeiss Touit series • Best CSC Entry Level Lens – Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ • Best Digital SLR Professional – Nikon D4 s • Best Digital SLR Expert – Pentax K-3 • Best Digital SLR Advanced – Canon EOS 70D • Best Digital SLR Entry Level – Nikon D3300 • Best Professional DSLR Lens – Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x • Best Expert DSLR Lens – Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD • Best Entry Level DSLR Lens – Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM • Best Premium Camera – Nikon Df • Best Expert Compact Camera – Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II • Best Photo Printer – Epson Expression Photo XP-950 • Best Tripod – Manfrotto New 190 collection • Best Professional Lighting System – Profoto B1 Off-Camera Flash • Best Portable Lighting System – Nissin i40 • Best Storage Media – SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC/SDXC UHS-II Memory Card

Two new lenses give Canon users more wide-angle options, and there’s a chance to save money as the company reveals its summer cashback offers. The EF 16-35mm f/4 lens is the first ultra-wide lens in the professional quality L-series to feature Image Stabilizer technology. The lens construction includes two Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) elements and fluorine coatings on the front

and rear to prevent dust andwater sticking. The EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 is for APS-C format sensors, and includes Canon’s STM technology for high-performance, near-silent AF. This lens also includes one UD element and optimised coatings. Canon’s summer cashback offers mean you can get up to £150 off a range of kit. Included DSLRs are the EOS 6D and EOS 70D, and a number of EF and EF-S lenses, Speedlites, printers and more also have money off.

π To find out more about the new lenses and cashback offers, go to www. canon.co.uk.

Summer in the Lakes

stunning scenery. Prices are £525 per person for four nights or £750 per person for six nights, includes accommodation, tuition, food, soft drinks and excursions.

Enjoy a summer break in the Lakes with Lakeland Photographic Holidays this August. With workshops led by expert landscaper John Gravett, you can make the most of the area’s

π To find out more and see a full list of winners, go to www.tipa.com.

π To find out more, go to www.lakelandphotohols.com.

Innovative support

Tiffen has introduced two Davis & Sandford camera supports, with innovative designs for versatility and ease of use. The Steady Stick 3QR is designed for when a tripod or monopod can’t be used, and offers a belt- mounted support that shifts the camera weight from the shoulder to the torso. It features a quick release system, and multi-position handle. The Monoped is a monopod with a folding aluminium leg base that provides extra support and has an in-built pivoting ball to make positioning the monopod easy.

π To find out more, go to www.tiffen.com.

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