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Benro BK10 Mini Tripod Sure, you’ve got your main tripod covered, but a mini set of legs is a valuable addition to any kit. The Benro BK10 is a great example, with a maximum load of 1kg and a weight of 300g. So if you’re using a lightweight DSLR and lens, you can use it for quick shots where a large tripod would be unsuitable, or for mounting other gear like small lights. But the BK10 also comes with a smartphone
mount and an extending centre column that can reach a maximum of 41.3cm, serving as an impromptu selfie stick with a removable Bluetooth remote.
Make sure you get your 2020 new year photo resolutions off to a good start by calibrating your monitor more often. It’s a breeze with Datacolor’s new SpyderX Pro, and with the process completed in just a couple of minutes, you can easily make it part of your imaging routine. The SpyderX Pro offers improved colour accuracy, white-balance and shadow detail. It makes working with multiple monitors easier, and can gauge room lighting as it changes for the best possible output.
Nanguang Venus V29C ring light If you want to expand your lighting options, a ring light is an exciting option. Creating almost shadowless light, they’re
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RodeWireless GO Many cameras come with great video features these days, but if you want to embrace moviemaking you need some non-traditional photo equipment, like microphones. Get the Rode Wireless GO mic on your Christmas list and you’ll be well on the way to success, though. The set includes a lightweight wireless mic transmitter and receiver to put on your camera and, as the units come pre-synced, they’re easy to set up and use, and they run off lithium batteries with a life of up to seven hours.
ideal for portraits, pets or still life and product photography. The Nanguang Venus V29C can be run from the mains or using Sony NP-F batteries, and has an output of 29W. Brightness can be adjusted from 0 to 100%, and colour between 3200-5600K. The light weighs 0.9kg, and is 30.5cm wide internally, allowing you to easily mount it and shoot through the middle.
Make the switch to Fujifilm’s award-winning X Series this Christmas with the wonderful X-Pro3. The original X-Pro was a revelation back in 2012, and the latest model takes its retro rangefinder styling and adds cutting-edge technology, including a 26-megapixel X-Trans 4 sensor, powerful X-Processor 4 image processor, 160- 12,800 ISO range, full weatherproofing, a touchscreen LCD, an upgraded electronic viewfinder. And, in addition to the X Series’ superb manual handling, there’s a new hidden LCD screen for the purists.
Scientists have long known you need at least one lens cloth per camera bag and jacket you own. Plus a few more to be on the safe side. There’s none better than an Alpine Spudz cloth, which are made from high-quality microfibre cloth, and which come attached to their very own neoprene pouch. There are a variety of colours and styles available, but a 6x6in cloth will only set you back £9.99. You can even have your own custom design or logo printed on them to order!
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