Photography News | Issue 35 | absolutephoto.com
Jet power printing LumeJet is a brand-new digital printing service aimed at
Xeen stealer New from Samyang Optics is the Xeen 135mm T2.2 cine lens, which brings the company’s range of Xeen lenses to six models. The 135mm T2.2 is designed to offer the top image quality required for 4K and higher resolutions, and is optimised to work on full-frame DSLRs, as well as Super 35, APS-C and APS-H cameras. At 135mm it’s a very useful telephoto option and allows impressive shallow depth-of-field effects. The Xeen 135mm T2.2 is released this month at £1799.99 and available in Canon, Nikon, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds and PL mounts. intro2020.co.uk
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Wilkinson Cameras is running the biggest specialist photography show in the UK. Digital Splash 16 takes place 15 and 16 October at the Liverpool Echo Arena. This year’s show is hosted by Damien Demolder and speakers across the two days include acclaimed fine-art photographer Jonathan Chritchley, one of the world’s most widely published photographers Michael Freeman, award-winning portrait and fine- art nude photographers Faye and Trevor Yerbury, iconic-brand photographer Tim Wallace and Leica’s standard The Apo-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH is claimed to be Leica’s sharpest ever standard lens. It is said to resolve the finest details from corner to corner at all aperture settings including f/2. The guide price is £5900. uk.leica-camera.com Fujifilmupdate New firmware is available for the Fujifilm X-Pro2. Benefits include a new AF algorithm (as featured on the new X-T2), compatibility with the EF-X500 flashgun, auto power off and improved parallax correction. fujifilm.eu/uk Fight for your rights DACS is a not-for-profit visual artists’ rights management organisation and this year its Payback campaign saw £5.5 million of royalties made available for visual artists whose work has been published in print or on TV. The scheme has been running for 15 years and distributing over £43.5 million, and from now until 30 September 2016 you can apply for your share in collective licensing royalties. dacs.org.uk/for-artists/ payback G-Whizz Good news for photographers who don’t throw anything away: G-Technology’s range of hard drives are being treated to higher capacities as well as improved performance. Among others, there’s a new 10TB G-Drive with Thunderbolt (up to 245MB/s transfer) at £650, and a titanic 20TB G-RAID with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connections at £1375. g-technology.com
photographers who want high- quality, natural and accurate- looking prints. The company is offering a huge range of print sizes and options including whopping one-metre long panoramic prints, premium lay-flat photobooks, bespoke wedding albums, hospitality keepsakes, professional photographic portfolios and mounted and framed prints. Whatever product, a faithful print reproduction is promised, matching what you see on your screen and staying true to your intentions. Paul Anson, Co-Founder of LumeJet identifies the company’s process as an “ultra-high quality, true 400dpi continuous tone resolution, with much reduced flare and pixel cross talk.” The service has been emphatically endorsed by a number of pro photographers, and Paul adds that “of the print output so far, some have commented that it is the highest quality photo printing they have ever seen.”
Ordering should be refreshingly simple, too thanks to LumeJet’s online service which has been developed to provide a “flexible, tailored and simple user experience, allowing the customer to complete their journey through the photo print design and buying experience with minimum fuss.”
Samsung at top speed Lighting guang
Samsung has launched the most powerful card in its class, the high- capacity EVO Plus 256GB MicroSD. With a read/write speed of 95 and 90MB/s respectively it”s currently the only 256GB microSD card to reach such speeds. The huge amount of storage combined with the blistering transfer speeds allows you to capture plenty of very high- resolution images at a fast frame rates; and if you’re a heavy video user, you can pack in up to two hours of 4K UHD video (or 33 hours at Full HD). All this performance comes from the use of Samsung’s latest
The use of LED lighting is on the rise andNanGuang has a range of products to cover every need including handheld, on-camera, stand mounted devices and lighting cases. The Portable LED Light (£198) packs in high-efficiency LEDs, can be used handheld or on a stand and is supplied as a kit with case, filter and diffusers. It’s also available in a larger size, the LEDStudio Light (at £396). Also in the range are the Portable Photo Light (£150), supplied with a table-top tripod which doubles as a hand grip and there are two lighting panels; the camera-mounted LED Luxpad 22 (£45.54) and larger LED Luxpad 43 (£155.94) both of which run off mains or battery packs. Finally, for product photography, there are two lighting cases, the LED NGT4730 (£150) measuring 47x47x53cm and the larger sized NGT6240 (£200) at 62x62x67cm, both of which measure only 9cm deep when folded.
V-NAND technology, putting the EVO Plus 256GB on par with the PRO Plus cards. And in case you’re accident-prone it’s also water, temperature-, X-ray- and magnetic-proof, and comes with a limited ten-year guarantee.
Make a Digital Splash
husband and wife wildlife team Ann and Steve Toon. Visitors will be able to see the latest products and talk to experts from Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus and more. Live shoots, demonstrations, photo walks and exhibitions are also on offer. Entry is free if you register in advance on the website before 7 October and you’ll also be sent a 25% discount code to use against talks and workshop bookings. Turn up on the day and entry is £5 per person.
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