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Venus Optics has announced the availability of the Laowa 17mm f/4 Zero-D ultra wide- angle lens for the Fujifilm GFX system. The new lens is the fourth lens in the Zero-D family, and claims to have very low levels of distortion so straight lines stay straight. Its construction features 21 elements in 14 groups, has a five-blade diaphragm and focuses as close as 20cm. This lens is designed with a 86mm filter thread, or filters canbe usedvia amagnetic filter holder. It starts shipping from this August, priced at £1299. Laowa’s going verywide

that gives a light spread up to 16mm. It takes four AA cells, a new set giving up to 1500 flashes, with a recycling time of 0.1 to 5.5secs. The i600’s guide price is £189.95. Kenro has also announced a carbon fibre lighting stand, the LS-55C. This stand weighs in at just 625g, extends to amaximumheight of two metres and can take a maximum load of 1.5kg. The LS-55C has a guide price of £139.95.

The Nissin i600 is a compact speedlight designed with smaller mirrorless cameras in mind. It is available in fits for Canon, Fujifilm, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon and Sony. It weighs just 300g without batteries. The i600 might be small but it doesn’t lack in features, with an output of guide number 60 (ISO 100/m), high speed sync up to 1/8000sec, TTL and zoom head covering from 24mm to 200mm. The head also has a built-in diffuser The Hahnel MODUS 360RT is a compact speedlight, with a guide number of 36 (ISO/m) and a rapid recycling time of just 1.5sec at full power. Its HLX-MD2 Extreme li-ion battery has enough energy for 400 full power shots from a charged battery. Other features include an integral high power video light, TTL and multi-flash modes, and high speed sync up to 1/8000sec. Variants for Canon, Fujifilm, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon and Sony are available, priced at £159.99, with extra batteries costing £34.99 each. Small and flash Hahnel

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Lee’s latest additions Four locking tabs hold the hood in place on the filter holder, and it can be rotated independently of the holder.

Lee has introduced two items to its 100 system, to complement its recently launched new 100 holder. The Tandem adapter (shown above) is made from aluminium and means you can fit two 100 adaptors together, so you can use more than one ND grad and rotate them independently of each other. It is a great solution for all those tricky lighting situations. There is also a new collapsible hood. It can be used with up to three slot-in filters, plus the polariser.

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At full extension, the hood can be used with 28mm lenses and two filters with no vignetting issues. At half extensions, lenses as wide as 20mmcan be used. The Lee 100 Tandem adapter is priced at £53.40 and the hood is £249.60. Both are available now.

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