Photography News Issue 31

Photography News | Issue 31 |



Tokina’s 14-20mm f/2 Pro DX lens is available in Canon and Nikon mounts, selling at £849.99. It features an all-new proprietary optical design, which uses three apsherical lens elements, as well as four Super-low Dispersion glass elements. A One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism allows you to switch between AF and MF using the snapping focus ring. Tokina offers bright aperture in wide lens

Canon 1300D Canon has announced a new entry-level DSLR – the EOS 1300D. It features a large APS-C, 18-megapixel sensor and DIGIC 4+ processor. The ISO range is 100-6400, expandable to 12,800, great for shooting in low light. Features include Full HD video, Wi-Fi and NFC. With three buying options available you can purchase the 1300D body only for £289.99, kitted with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DCIII for £329.99 or with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II for £369.99.

Two new fromLeica

Up first is the Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90– 280mm f/2.8-4 lens. It features integrated optical image stabilisation, which allows exposure times to be increased up to 3.5 stops. Dual internal focusing ensures a fast and quiet autofocus while shooting and the lens also features a detachable tripod mount. Its focusing range at 90mm is 0.6m and 1.4m at 280mm. The 90-280mm lens is available for £4650.

The second is a new addition to the Leica T Camera System portfolio, the Leica Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. Available in black or silver anodised finish, the lens costs £1650. Also new is firmware update for the medium-format Leica S (Typ 007).

Added to Sony’s line-up of Cyber-shot cameras is the RX10 III, which features a 24-600mm f/2.4-4 telephoto lens and boasts a 20.1-megapixel 1.0-type stacked sensor and BIONZ processor. Other features include 4K video quality; triple lens rings for focus, zoom and aperture; an upgraded handgrip shape compared with other RX10models; and a new focus button on the lens barrel, which allows you to lock the focus distance. Sony has also introduced two lenses to its full-frame FE line-up, the FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS telephoto zoom lens priced at £1150 and the FE 50mm f/1.8 prime lens priced at £240. See further with Sony

Sigma has paired its 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Sports and Contemporary lenses with the TC-1401 1.4x Teleconverter to offer kits with an extended reach. The Sports kit retails at £1649.99, while the Contemporary kit is £1349.99. There is also a new firmware update available for both the 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Sports and Contemporary lenses, Canon and Nikon mounts. The update improves the AF algorithm and enhances the AF speed through optimisation of the HSM drive control. It can be installed using SIGMA OPTIMIZATION Pro, which can be downloaded from download/en. Sigma expands reach

Nikon is offering up to £150 cashback on selected DX and FX NIKKOR lenses. The offer runs until 29 June 2016 and all claims must be received before 31 July 2016 to qualify. Nikon Spring Cashback

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