Photography News Issue 43


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Pocket friendly Panasonic

News in brief

X-Rite Festival of Color This month X-Rite launched its Festival of Color with a series of events, special offers and free laptop calibration across the UK and Europe. Until the end of the month Coloratti ambassadors will be sharing information across the X-Rite Blog, Facebook and Twitter giving you the opportunity to interact with them. Hahnel andMiggo Hähnel has been appointed the exclusive distributor of Miggo and PICTAR products in the UK. Director Chris Hähnel said: “We are delighted to be appointed as the exclusive Miggo distributor in the UK. This was a natural progression Miggo and PICTAR products in the Republic of Ireland for over 12 months now.” for us as we have been successfully distributing Updates for Olympus Firmware updates for the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, PEN-F and OM-D E-M5 Mark II have been announced. A key benefit is compatibility with the new Profoto Air Remote TTL-O trigger so Olympus users can enjoy Profoto ’ s lighting system which includes TTL flash, a range of modifiers and short flash durations. The update also has feature modifications. On the E-M5 Mark II, you can link spot metering to the focus point while on the PEN-F you can use the monitor AF targeting pad while the camera is up to the eye.

The LUMIX DC-TZ90 is the latest addition to Panasonic’s LUMIX range. This pocketable camera features a 30x optical zoom, offering a 35mm equivalent of 24- 720mm, a 20.3-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor, Power O.I.S to eliminate camera shake and a Venus processing engine to ensure high image quality when shooting,eveninlowlight.TheTZ90 also features 4K Photo allowing you to shoot at 30 frames-per- second and save eight-megapixel stills. Available from June the TZ90 will be priced at £399. Also new from Panasonic is the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 8-18mm / F2.8-4.0 ASPH ultra-wide angle lens which has a rugged design,

making it dust/splash proof and able to cope in temperatures down to to -10˚. Available from May the lens will cost £1049.

UKOptics has announced the Laowa 7.5mmf/2UWA forOlympus and Panasonic MFT cameras. Offering an ultra-fast f/2 aperture and an acute 110° angle of view this manual focus, wide-angle lens is ideal for landscape and low-light shooting. Weighing just 170g and measuring 55mm long the lens is compact and portable and will be priced at £499, available at the end of May 2017. Laowawide- angle lens


Rotolight has launched AEOS, an industry-first location LED lighting innovation. Weighing just 1.5kg and being 1cm thick the AEOS is extremely portable and is able to deliver a light output of 5750 lux at three feet. It can run for three hours using a single 95W battery, providing 100% power. A professional level ball head offers 360degree rotation and 200degrees

of tilt whenmounted to a light stand. Other features include high speed sync flash, True Aperture Dimming, which calculates and displays the f/stop at a given distance, and AccuColour to deliver exceptional colour rendering. Available to preorder now the AEOS is priced at £749.99, shipping will start in June.

Shoot red, white and blue towinprintsworth £200

Photography News has teamed up with expert photo printers LumeJet to bring you the chance of seeing your favourite photographs in glorious print. Win this free-to-enter contest and you have £200 to spend on the LumeJet website. LumeJet is passionate about printing great photographs and uses its own developed S200 printer for high end photographic and commercial print use. Using its innovative and homegrown photonic technology, LumeJet is able to deliver beautiful and previously unseen photo print quality, faithfully reproducing the photographer’s art to achieve ultra-high quality print with extraordinary colour fidelity, superb tonality and great light-fast qualities.

To be in with the chance of winning £200’s worth of LumeJet prints all you have to do is shoot red, white and blue. You can shoot, red, white or blue individually or in any combination you choose but your entry must feature colour/s as the main part of the composition. Upload images to groups/pnredwhiteblue/. There is no fee to enter but you will have to join, which is free. Free your imagination and upload your entry before the closing date. Only one photograph per person can submitted and the entrant must also be UK based. Images should be 1500pixelsacrossandwewillcontact you if we need higher resolution files to judge or publish. The editor’s decision in this contest is final and

for full terms and conditions please see The closing date for entries is 4 June 2017 and the winner will be announced in PN issue 45 out from 12 June 2017. The winner of last month’s At Home contest is Ben Chapman so congratulations and well done to him. Go to to see his nicely observed candid of a couple at the seaside.

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