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Get free Vanguard stuff Vanguard kicks off 2021 with the offer of free kit when you buy one of its popular products

Buy Vanguard kit before 31 March 2021 from participating dealers and you can claim something nice for free. So, buy a new Alta Sky backpack and you can claim a VEO 2S AM-234TR aluminium monopod with tri-feet worth £69.99. Go for a new VEO 3GO 265HCB tripod and you can claim a free VEO Select 41GR backpack worth £99.99. Finally, buy a pair of

DxO supports Apple M1 chip DxO PhotoLab software has been updated to v4.1 to make the most of Apple’s M1 chip. This means DeepPRIME technology can be used more quickly. The latest version has an improved HSL tool and includes support for five new cameras.

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new Endeavour binoculars and you can claim a free pair of white Vesta compact binoculars worth £39.99.

Sigma has triplets Three lenses make up Sigma’s I series, designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras

Samyang firmware

and 405g respectively, the 65mm is still compact for a lens of its length and fast aperture. Users can expect plenty of quality from its 12 elements in nine groups, with one SLD element and two aspherical elements. The 35mm f/2 DG DN and the 65mm f/2 DG DN are available now. The two lenses are priced at £549.99 and £649.99, respectively. The 24mm f/3.5 DG DN is available from late January 2021 and costs £479.99. All three of the lenses are offered in Leica L-Mount and Sony E-Mount.

The 35mm f/2 offers many of the same features. It’s slightly longer and heavier than its wider sibling, but only reaches 65.4mm in length and weighs 325g. Also like its siblings, it features a focus mode switch and magnetic lens cap. Even at its maximum f/2 aperture, Sigma promises images are sharp from edge to edge, thanks to its ten elements in nine groups, with one SLD element and three aspherical elements. The 65mm follows suit with the same features, but it offers them in a focal length that approaches short telephoto. Longer and slightly heavier at 74.7mm

SIGMA’S I SERIES introduces three new lenses aimed at full-frame mirrorless users, with the 24mm f/3.5 DG DN, the 35mm f/2 DG DN and the 65mm f/2 DG DN adding to the brand’s impressive line of contemporary optics. The 24mm f/3.5 measures 48.8mm in length and weighs 225g, featuring ten elements in eight groups, with one SLD element and three aspherical elements. Other features include high-speed autofocus capabilities, minimum focusing of 10.8cmwith a 1:2 magnification ratio, a dust- and splash- proof construction and an aperture ring.

Updated firmware for four Samyang lenses is now available. The four lenses are: AF 18mm f/2.8 FE, AF 24mm f/2.8 FE, AF 35mm f/2.8 FE and AF 45mm f/1.8 FE. Firmware can be downloaded at the address below and can be uploaded using the separate Samyang Lens Station.

Leica introduces SL2-S The new mirrorless is Leica’s most versatile camera to date, for stills and video shooters alike

Tenba launches BYOB inserts The refreshed Bring Your Own Bag inserts let users turn any bag into an organised and secure camera holder

At its heart, the Leica SL2-S features a full-frame 24-megapixel backside illuminated CMOS sensor, functioning alongside a Maestro-III processor and a 4GB buffer. For stills shooters, the image stabiliser facilitates multishot capture and eight shots can be combined to frame a huge fourfold resolution of 96 megapixels. The SL2-S is more of a hybrid than we’ve seen from Leica in the past. There’s a separate recording mode for video, where key spec points include 10-bit 4:2:2 internal recording in L-Log gamma up to 60fps. Another pro touch are extensive recording times, limited only by the internal or external media.

Other features include high sensitivity up to ISO 100,000, strong autofocus performance and a sub-display. The Leica SL2-S is on sale now and costs £3975.

Backpack Insert is £38, the BYOB 9 DSLR Backpack Insert at £40 and the BYOB 10 DSLR Backpack Insert at £42. The inserts feature a shoulder strap that enables photographers to use the insert itself as a smaller bag, when there’s no requirement to carry it within anything larger. In either case, contents can be configured to suit a broad range of DSLR and mirrorless bodies, lenses and other accessories. All inserts are durable and weatherproof with a quality look and feel, thanks to a water- repellent 300D herringbone polyester exterior, reliable YKK zippers, a nylon-webbed strap and sturdy D-rings. All inserts are available in blue or black, both with a dark grey interior.

Turn your own bag into a camera bag with Tenba’s BYOB inserts. In an update to the range, Tenba has added inserts for shoulder bags and backpacks of all shapes and sizes. The full new range has three

options and they are available now: the BYOB 9 Slim

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