Photography News | Issue 36 | absolutephoto.com
Nikon targets DSLRnewbies The Nikon D3400 is a 24.2-megapixel DSLR priced at £469.99 with the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-P lens. It’s also Nikon’s first entry-level DSLR to feature SnapBridge
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Bowens gets a newGM Following the acquisition of Calumet Photographic and Bowens Group by Aurelius, Euegene Ciemnyjewski is now the new general manager replacing interimmanager John Gobbi. bowens.co.uk Nikon get adventurous The Nikon COOLPIX W100 is a tough 13.2-megapixel compact that is shockproof to 1.8m, cold resistant to -10°C, dust proof and waterproof to a depth of 10m. Other key features include SnapBridge capability, Full HD video shooting and a Smart portrait system. The W100's design makes it easy to use and features dedicated one-touch buttons and an easy to use interface. It is due in the shops from early September and is priced at £129.99. nikon.co.uk includes firmware update 2.1, Leica Image Shuttle 3.4 and Leica Tethered Plug-in 1.1.0. Registered Leica SL owners can download the new updates from the Leica Owner’s Area or visit their nearest Leica Store or Leica Customer Care. uk.leica-camera.com Leica SL firmware update Leica has announced firmware updates for the SL which AuroraHDRgets an upgrade Macphun has addedmore functionality to its Aurora HDR software including batch processing, new tools, extra presets and reworked tone mapping and bracket merging for realistic HDR. It is available to pre-order now at a price of $89 to new customers. aurorahdr.com/2017 including to Blu-ray and USB drive. The full version costs $69.95 while existing users can upgrade for $44.95. photodex.com ProShowGold8 Popular slide show software ProShowGold now sees version 8 which features an improved wizard, new caption features andmore output options
360fly has announced the launch of its 360fly 4K camera. This new model is able to produce 2880x2880 360° 4K video and has advanced features such as LIVIT Live Streaming, a Front-Facing Mode, Time-Lapse Mode, Motion and Audio Detection Mode and more. It also features Bluetooth and built-in Wi-Fi. The 360fly 4K is available now for £599.99. 360fly with 4K Nikon has announced a new entry- level DX-formatDSLR in theD3000 series. The D3400 is the first entry- level model to feature SnapBridge connectivity. SnapBridge allows you to download images straight from your camera via Bluetooth to your smart device so you can edit and upload images almost instantly. It is a low energy technology which means the connection can be left on constantly. The Nikon D3400 boasts 24.2 megapixels and the powerful EXPEED 4 image processor to produce highly detailed shots. It also features full HD video recording. With a low-energy design and high-capacity battery the D3400 can capture up to 1200 shots on one charge and offers razor-sharp autofocusing and an ISO range of 100-25,600.
Simon Iddon, head of product management at Nikon UK, says: “The D3400 is an exciting new addition to the already successful D3000 series. This small and fast DSLR inherits superior technology from Nikon’s higher-end cameras whilst retaining the ease of use that Nikon’s entry-level range of cameras is known for. “Alongside this, SnapBridge enables always-on connectivity allowing people to share high- quality images in real time.” The camera will be available from 15 September with a body only price of £399.99. Two kit options are available for the D3400, the 18- 55mm AF-P non VR kit is £469.99, while the 18-55mm AF-P VR kit is £489.99.
Manfrotto has also updated its Digital Director with a new app which is now compatible with the iPad Pro 12.9in and the iPad Mini 4. Digital Director is priced at £249.95.
announced creative, reversible backgrounds. These collapsible backgrounds are portable and fast to set up offering two different backgrounds in one. Each background measures 1.2mx1.5mand is pricedat £118.95. new
Nikon has launched its first telephoto zooms to boast the new AF-P Stepping Motor, which ensures smooth and fast autofocus. The DX 70- 300mm f/4.5-6.3G is available in a VR and non-VR version. Both lenses feature extra-low dispersion glass elements and offer a compact build. The lenses will be available from 15 September with the VR version costing £349.99 and the non-VR version is priced at £299.99. Nikon 70-300mm
Interfit’s new line of professional softboxes are made from heat-resistant polyester, rated at 1000W and also feature a UV coating, as well as offering increased durability. The new range includes 13 models with sizes range from a 24in square up to an 84in octabox. Prices start from £85.99 up to £244.99 and are available Interfit announces heat-resistant softboxes
to purchase now. Also new from Interfit are the Deep Parabolic Soft Boxes available in 48in, 6in and 72in, 16 different traditional and tri-fold umbrellas and 12 deep parabolic umbrellas. See the range on the website.
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