Photography News Issue 68

Your FREE newspaper packed with the latest news, views and stories from the world of photography news Photography Issue 68 16 Jul-12 Aug News Tests Reviews Interviews Techniques Competitions Exhibitions Clubs Produced by


A Samsung 256GB memory card Enter thecompetition onpage64 WIN!

Going mirrorless Check out your full-frame

Panasonic Lumix G90 The ultimate stills/video hybrid? Our test verdict page 46

Fun with filters What filters you need andwhy page 16

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Canon powers on Canon has added two PowerShot

Canon’s PowerShot G series has gained two models, the G5 X Mark II and the G7 X Mark III, priced at £849.99 and £699.99 respectively with availability from August. Both are richly featured pocketable compacts with such attractions as 20.1 megapixels using a new 1in stacked CMOS sensor, 30fps Raw burst shooting and uncropped 4K video. Both models share many features and functions but they have been designed with specific consumers in mind. The G5 XMark II is targeted at existing Canon EOS DSLRusers and keen photographers while the G7 XMark III is aimed at vloggers and content creators. On the lens front, the Canonmirrorless EOS RF system now has six options, the latest arrival being the 10x 24- 240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM, a lens priced at £899.99, and ideal as a one-lens solution. It was one of the six lenses listed in Canon’s lens roadmap due for a 2019 launch and joins the RF 35mm f/1.8 macro as the only two non-L lenses in the RF system at the moment. Its advanced 21 elements in 13 groups construction gives high-quality images and it is the first Canon full-frame lens with an integral 5EV Dynamic image stabiliser. Autofocus is handled by Canon’s Nano USM to give swift, accurate and very quiet focusing making this lens ideal for video as well as still shooting. Bundled with the EOS RP, the package costs £1999.99 so there’s a saving of £300 on the items bought separately. models to its top-end compact range, plus there’s news of an impressive wide-ranging 10x zoom for its EOS R system


In an exclusive collaboration with Fujifilm, Photography News is delighted to offer readers the chance to try an X Series or medium format GFX system camera with two lenses for a free two-week loan. See page 4 for more details and visit toapplyandforfulltermsandconditions. Also read in this issue (page 31) about how reader David Pratt got on when he took up our offer and enjoyed two weeks with the FujifilmGFX 50R. Time to try mirrorless

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