Photography News Issue 36


Photography News | Issue 36 |


The PV270 photo and video editing monitor from BenQ offers a 2560x1440 (QHD) resolution and is priced at £788.40. It features 99%AdobeRGB, 100% Rec.709 and a 96% DCI-P3 colour gamut with IPS Technology. Thanks to a 14-bit 3D Look Up Table an accurate colour mixture can be displayed. The BenQ PV270 comes with a five-year warranty, Palette Master Colour Calibration Software and a monitor hood. BenQ unveils new 27inmonitor

News in brief

BronControl app The new BronControl app

offers photographers control of Siros lights direct from their smart device. A range of new features which includes Delay, Group, Synchronized Sequence, Freemask and Alternate modes are available. BronControl is available now as a free download from the Apple Store or Google Play. Track rechargeable battery powerwith ExpoImaging The Rogue Indicator Battery Pouch allows you to carry 12 AAA batteries, eight AA batteries, four 9V batteries or twomirrorless camera batteries and keep track of whether they are charged or not with its reversible green and red insert cards. It’s available to buy now for £12.99. NewNovo Accessory brand Novo Photo has a newwebsite so check it out for its camera support and gear carrying solutions. There is a special launch promotion with 20% off all products. Novo has also introduced a new range of high-quality, great value ball-heads. All are Arca Swiss-plate compatible. The entry-level LGH 25 has a maximum load capacity of 5kg and costs £49.95, while the top-of-the-range LGH 55 can take 25kg and costs £199.90. These are the normal prices so the 20% discount applies if you order while the launch offer is available.

Monochrome withAndy Beel Acclaimed black & white photographer Andy Beel FRPS has announced a seasonofmonochromemasterclasses, workshops and tours, whichwill start in September. Workshops include a five-day trip to Snowdonia for the It’s all about the light workshop where you’ll get to photograph the mountains, lakes, waterfalls and more, receive feedback on your images and see a post- processing demonstration. There’s also a photo tour from the Seven Sisters to Dungeness and other opportunities.

Magnum Photos has added three new products to its gift range, which includes a photographic travel journal so you can document your adventures, a poster book of prints from Magnum photographers including Henri Cartier-Bresson and Elliot Erwitt and a collection of street photography notecards. These unique gifts have all been produced in anticipation of Magnum’s 70th anniversary in 2017. MagnumPhoto gifts

Fujifilm’s X-series lens system has gained a new member, the XF23mm f/2 R WR, a fast-aperture, moderate wide-angle lens. Priced at £419 and available from late September, this lens, which is equivalent to the 35mm focal length in the 35mm format, offers a lightweight, more compact and tougher alternative to the existing 23mm f/1.4. Its size is similar to the XF35mm f/2 and the AF system uses a stepping motor for silent and fast autofocus. The metal body is robust and weather and dust-resistant, and will operate in temperatures as low at -10°C. Optical construction comprises ten elements in six groups with two aspherical lenses that are used as part of the focusing group to optimise performance with different subject distances. These lenses also ensure impressive edge-to-edge sharpness. The black option is available first with the silver model going on sale from next January. Fujifilm has also announced the X-A3, an X-series camera available exclusively from Jessops. The X-A3 with the XC16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II costs £599 and will be available in pink, brown and black. It features a new 24.2-megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor and five integral mechanisms to help selfie shooting. Availability is from late September. More fromFujifilm

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