Photography News Issue 53


Photography News | Issue 53 |


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Visit The Photography Show As you read this, you are either in time to make it to the NEC for TPS, sitting there in the hall or simply too late and you’ll have to wait until next year. If you do make the show, here are some things to look out for in addition to the Super, Outdoors and the Live stages

On the RØDEMicrophones stand You can’t get high-quality sound from your camera’s built-in microphone, so you need a decent external accessory like the VideoMic PRO+ from RØDE Microphones, stand H65. “The VideoMic Pro+ is a new benchmark in on-camera microphones,” comments Damien Wilson, RØDE and Freedman Group CEO. “We have listened to our customers and are delivering the microphone they’ve asked for, with features such as the built-in battery door, automatic power function and a Li-ion rechargeable battery included.” The VideoMic Pro+ ships with the LB-1 li-ion rechargeable battery, 3.5mm TRS cable, micro USB cable and is now available at authorised RØDE dealers. It is priced around £133. Get your colour management right and save cash with Datacolor’s latest offers that run until 9 April on its online store or through its retail network. Savings are available on the Spyder5PRO (save £40), SpyderCHECKR (£35), Spyder5CAPTURE PRO (£79) and Spyder5STUDIO (£133). Save on Datacolor

Fotospeed will be announcing the winner of its popular #fsprintmonday competition. Toby Herlinger, Fotospeed’s sales and marketing director, said “We’re delighted to see the return of the Fotospeed Photographer of the Year. We were blown away by the hundreds of entries we received last year so knew we had to bring it back. We can’t wait to showcase the winning images atThePhotography Show and hopefully inspire photographers to understand the power of print.” Nikon Nikon will be showcasing the award-winning D850 and has a host of brand ambassadors talking about their photography. Nature worker Richard Peters, car photographer Amy Shore and Helen Sloan who shoots stills for Game of Thrones are three to look out for.

X-Rite Learn why colour management is so important in your workflow on the Color Confidence stand (C81). Pro photographer Frank Doorhof will be hosting demos covering the latest X-Rite colour management tools and how to achieve accurate results during a shoot.

Canon There is a busy programme of speakers on Canon’s Live Stage, starting at 10.30am on each day of the showwith the last oneat 3.30pm. Speakers include Chris Packham, Clive Booth and Rosie Hardy. Fotospeed As well as showing examples of its new Cotton Etching 300 paper,

Panasonic Lumix GX9

Panasonic’s latest addition to its Micro Four Thirds system is the Lumix G9, a compact 20.3-megapixel camera. The Live MOS sensor is optical low pass filter free and designed to deal with wide dynamic ranges. The camera’s contrast AF system is designed for speedy operation even in low light and includes Panasonic’s Depth from Defocus (DFD) and Pinpoint AF

to help deal with a full range of subject matter. The Lumix GX9 is on sale this month at a body only price of £699. Panasonic have also unveiled a telezoom. The Leica DG Vario- Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4 ASPH will be available in June priced at £1599.99.

Sonyadds to its full-frame range

TheSonyA7RIIIisacompactfull- frame camera centred around a newly developed 24.2-megapixel back-illuminated Exmor CMOS sensor. It offers an ISO 100 to 51,200 range (expandable to 50- 204,800) with a claimed 15EV dynamic range at lower settings, a 693 phase detection AF point system covering 93% of the imaging area and 425 contrast

AF points. Continuous shooting up to 10fps is possible with the mechanical or electronic shutter and the body houses a five-axis optical image stabilisation system with a claimed 5EV benefit. Body only price is expected to be £2000 and will be available from this March.

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