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NEWS INBRIEF

DIGITAL HASSELBLAD V BACK

Hasselblad is set to introduce a CMOS sensor-based digital back for its V System, designed to work on almost every V camera made since 1957. The back will include the same functionality as the H5D-50c camera, including ISO values up to 6400, Live Video in Phocus, a larger LCD screen with higher resolution, a 12.5-megapixel JPEG option in addition to Raw files, new programmable button, 90° viewfinders and a remote focus control option from Phocus. The CFV-50c is available for £11,400. www.hasselblad.com has released Tonality, a software for creating high-quality black & white images with minimal effort. It’s the fourth addition to the existing suite of photo software for Mac users, and uses a 16-bit Raw processing engine and layer-based image editing with tools such as adaptive exposure and smart contrast, overlay textures, advanced clarity and structure detail, grain and film emulation and adjustment brushes. It’s available now for a limited time at a price of £13.99. Tonality Pro, which adds the ability to run as a plug-in to Adobe software and Apple Aperture as well as several other features, can be bought for £41.99, or as part of Macphun’s Creative Kit Plus at £90.99. www.macphun.com TONALITYMADE EASY Macphun Software

Samsung and Advanced Photographer have joined forces to bring you this unmissable opportunity to join them for a special photo shoot and get your picture on the front cover of the magazine. Samsung cameras, lenses, two professional models, lighting and a wonderful stately home location will be provided. Plus Will Cheung, Lastolite out of focus

editor of PN and Advanced Photographer, will be on hand to offer technical advice when you’re shooting. As well as getting their image used on the magazine’s new-look front cover, the photographer will also win a Samsung NX system outfit. See Issue 48 of Advanced Photographer , out 28 August, for more on this amazing opportunity.

The Ilford range of inkjet media is set for a worldwide relaunch, to be distributed exclusively in the UK by Tetenal Ltd. The relaunch follows the purchase of the company in a partnership between Japanese company Chugai Photo Chemical Co. Ltd and C.R. Kennedy & Company Pty Ltd of Australia. A combined history of 146 years in the photo industry puts them in the ideal position to continue the 135-year history of Ilford and maintain Ilford brand relaunched its renowned quality. The relaunched range will continue to include favourite papers such as Ilford Gold Fibre Silk, Smooth Pearl, Smooth Gloss and Ilford Gold Mono Silk, as well as Prestige Metallic Gloss and two canvas products. Prices will remain competitive and all codes and packaging will stay the same, while new swatch books will be available, and new complementary products will be added in the coming year.

π To find out more about Ilford products, go to www.tetenaluk.com.

New from Lastolite is the Out of Focus background range, allowing you to create the effect of using a wide aperture to blur the background and create bokeh effects even when in the studio rather than on location, or when you’re not using a wide aperture lens. The collapsible backgrounds

are double-sided, with two reversible options: Summer Foliage/City Lights and Autumn Foliage/Seascape. Each measures 1.2x1.5m, and they collapse down into a 76cm bag, making them extremely portable. Both are available now, at a price of £118.95 each.

π To find out more, go to www.lastolite.co.uk.

What’s coming fromFuji

Fujifilm has updated its lens road map, giving X-series users new information about what’s to come. Headlining the updated road map is a new addition, the XF90mm f/2.0 R, set to offer a wide- aperture medium telephoto option in the middle of next year. Other updates to the road map include confirmation that a high-speed wide-angle lens announced previously

is the XF16mm f/1.4 R, also set for a mid- 2015 release. The next lens available is confirmed as the XF50-140mm f/2.8 R OIS WR, due out at the end of 2014 and joining the recent 18-135mm in the weather- resistant line to partner the X-T1. Adding to this in the spring of next year will be a third weather-resistant lens, the XF16-55mm f/2.8 WR, and a super telephoto zoom is on the distant horizon for winter 2015.

π To find out more about Fujifilm lenses, go to www.fujifilm.co.uk.

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