Photography News Issue 53


Photography News | Issue 53 |


PermaJet range grows

Fotospeed’s Signature range has expandedwith the addition of Cotton Etching 300. It was developed in partnership with fine art photographer Doug Chinnery and this matt, textured finish has a wide colour gamut and the ability to render pin-sharp detail. It is a 100%cotton paperwith a crisp white base and is acid free. A 25-sheet box of A4 costs £34.99 and 25 A3 sheets is £67.99. There’s a First Test on Fotospeed’s new material in this issue. Fotospeed gets a new Signature

News in brief

PermaJet’s already extensive range of inkjet media has grown by one. Photo Lustre 310 is a premiumheavyweight paper with a bright white base, wide colour gamut and high Dmax, making it perfectly suited to colour and monochrome output. Its 310gsm weight makes it the most robust paper in PermaJet’s Digital Photo range and its instant dry resin coating is enhanced with UV protection and good scuff, water and fade resistance. Its premium weight, luxurious lustre finish and output characteristics offer plenty of potential to discerning photographers. The paper is making its debut at The Photography Show so drop in on the PermaJet stand to check out the newmaterial for yourself.

Sekonic’s newmeter The Sekonic Flashmate

L-308X is a multi-function, compact light meter aimed at still photographers and video makers. It has a new backlit LCD screen and it offers intuitive operation It has a price off £215 and is available this month.

SRB’s new holder

Samyang go fast

Pentaxupgrade Pentax’s full-frame K-1 has been updated. The Mark II has the same sensor as the previous model at 36.4 megapixels with an optical low pass filter-free sensor. Noise performance is said to be very good and the top ISO is 819,200. For super high-resolution shooting the K-1 Mark II has version II of Pentax’s Pixel Shift Resolution system. This captures four shots of the same scene by shooting four shots one after the other and then merges them to give a single high-res file. The K-1 Mark II will be available from the end of March at the body price £1799.99. PNY’s big SSD PNY’s CS900 is a solid state drive (SSD) with 960GB capacity and a fast read/ write performance too – write speed is quoted at 515MB/s. Its lightweight design is also shockproof so ideal for using large files on the move with the reliability of SSD.

Samyang’s latest lens is a 50mm f/1.2 for Canon full-frame cameras. This is the third lens in its premium XP line-up, joining the 14mm f/2.8 and 85mm f/1.2. The 50mm f/1.2 features 11 elements in eight groups and includes aspherical and high

refractive lenses to deliver a top performance. Ultra multi- coating helps to control flare and ghosting. The lens is price at £799 and is available from this month.

Accessory specialist SRB has a new holder for 85mm size filters. The Elite lite filter holder is made from a single piece of aluminium, weighs just 65g and costs £19.95. Adapter rings are easy release and the holder can be used on

wider-angle without vignetting by removing one of the holder’s filter holding slots. There’s a full test of SRB’s new Elite lite holder in this issue. lenses

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