Photography News Issue 40

Your FREE newspaper packed with the latest news, views and stories from the world of photography news Photography Issue 40 16 Jan – 9 Feb News Tests Reviews Interviews Techniques Competitions Exhibitions Clubs Produced by

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First tests A selection of the latest imaging kit reviewed, page 50

Vote in our 2016 Awards Have your say in our Gear of the Year Awards, page 23

Hasselblad X1D World’s first mirrorless medium-format tested page 48

Photography is big news these days at the global tech fair, with news on what will be big in 2017 coming from a selection of the leading imaging brands All the latest launches fromCES

Every imaging year kicks off with the enormous CES (Consumer Electronics Show) over in Las Vegas. A few years ago, you wouldn’t have seen many photographic brands at the event but now that has all changed and the show is a major launch platform for key products to look out for in 2017. This year, though, it was all pretty low key with no truly headline- grabbing products. The Panasonic Lumix GH5 we already knew about but now it has been revealed that it will be available from this March at £1699 body only. Canon announced its latest premium compact, the PowerShot G9 X Mark II, a 1.0 sensor 20.1-megapixel camera that offers 8.2fps continuous shooting even in Raw and a 28-84mm (35mm format equivalent) optical zoom lens. And Fujifilmunveiled graphite versions of the X-Pro2 and X-T2. The X-T2’s finish is actually called Graphite Silver and the same as the X-T1 version but the X-Pro2 is a new colour simply called Graphite. It’s a classy metallic finish and is

Camera Club of the Year 2016-17 Sponsored by Fujifilm, this year’s contest is underway. The results of Round 1 are now in and Round 2 is launched in this issue. Winning a round qualifies your club for a very special final shoot-out See page 14 for full entry details and Round 1 results

offered with the XF23mm f/2 R WR and lens hood in matching colours. The X-Pro2 kit is priced at £2149 with the X-T2 Graphite Silver body priced at £1649. Sidestepping the CES bunfight and launched just before Christmas was Sigma’s latest Foveon sensor camera. The sd Quattro H is to sell at £1499.99 and will be in the

shops this January. The newly developed APS-H format sensor measures 26.7x17.9mm and gives an equivalent resolution of around 51 megapixels. It accepts Sigma SA mount lenses and offers DNG Raw format shooting so image files are widely compatible.

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