Photography News | Issue 32 | absolutephoto.com
TIPA Awards Members of the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) recently voted for the best photo and imaging products launched within the last 12 months. There were 40 awards in total and the winners will be presented with trophies at Photokina, in Cologne, Germany 20 September. Awards included the Best Photo Printer and Best DSLR Professional/High Res, for the Canon EOS 5DS/5DS R. Canon also won four other awards, while Best APS-C DSLR Expert was awarded to the Nikon D500. Nikon also won two more awards. Other winners included Fujifilm who received Best Mirrorless CSC Entry Level and Best Mirrorless CSC Expert, Olympus who received Best Mirrorless CSC Advanced, Best Rugged Camera and Best CSC Wide-Angle Zoom lens. The Leica SL, which was named as the Best Premium Camera and Sigma scooped Best Professional DSLR lens, Best DSLR Telephoto lens and Best Wide-Angle Zoom lens, while the Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VCwon Best Entry Level DSLR lens.
News in brief
Use Sigma lenseswith Sony Sigma announced the Mount Converter MC-11, which allows you to use Sigma SA and EOS lenses with a Sony E-mount body. Some lenses may require a firmware update to use the converter, which can be updated using the Sigma USB dock, sold separately. The MC-11 costs £219.99. sigma-imaging-uk.com Sigma spring promotions Sigma customers who own a Sigma camera can get £125 cashback when purchasing the dp Quattro camera, until 20 June. If you purchase the 18-300mm f/3,5-6.3 DCMACRO OS HSM before 31 May you can claim a free AML72-01 Close-up lens. Claims for the lens must be received before 1 July. sigma-imaging-uk.com Interfit Softbox&Umbrellas The new range from Interfit includes 13 softboxes, three Parabolic softboxes, 12 umbrellas and 16 traditional umbrellas, as well as speed rings which fit Bowens S-Mount, Elinchrom/EXMount andmore. interfitphotographic.com Boinx FotoMagico 5 Boinx Software has announced a new version of FotoMagico 5. The update has a new Snippets feature, an animation assistant, new dark user interface as well as additional features. FotoMagico 5 is available now for £29.99 while FotoMagico 5 Pro is priced at £79.99. boinx.com SanDisk FlashDrive SanDisk has launched a next- generation iXpand Flash Drive for iPhone and iPads, which features a flexible Lightning connector, USB 3.0 connector and encryption software. It's available now in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB with prices starting from £34.99. sandisk.com
Tonality update A major update to Tonality has been announced by Macphun Software. Updates include access to a free preset library, with presets created from professional photographers around the world, a free, three-month 500px membership and an improved and extended Raw file support, plus batch-processing as an in- app purchase for the Mac app store version, aswell as additional new features and improvements.
Kenro has introduced two NanGuang lighting kits for photography and video to its range. The NanGuang LED Luxpad43 Kit (large picture above) consists of two slim-design Luxpad43 heads, two CN-20FC heads, four stands and a carry case, and it’s priced at £599.94. The NanGuang CN-T96/3K LED Photo Light Kit, which is ideal for small product photography, includes a three-head lighting kit (CN-T96/3K LED heads), a mini foldable photo table, carry case, five background papers, two mini stand bases, one mini tripod, three adjustable base connectors and clips for the backgrounds. The LED Photo Light Kit is priced at £179.94. NanGuang LED Lighting Kits
Lexar has released the Lexar microSD Reader, which features a Lightning connector to allow for quick transfer of files from microSD cards or Android devices to Apple devices, (or transfer between Apple devices). Available now for £34.99 it includes a one-year limited warranty. In other news, Lexar has also announced that the Lexar Professional 1000x (32GB, 64GB and 128GB), and High- Performance 633x (32GB, 64GB and 128GB) microSDTM memory cards have completed the Works with GoPro verification process. Lexar microSD
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