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Venice comes to the UK A chance to shoot carnival colours

OM-Dnowthree The Olympus OM-D range has expanded with the addition of the E-M10, an entry- level model with a price tag of £530 for the body only or £700 for the body with the ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 standard zoom. This compact, all-metal-case camera has the AF speed and image quality of the E-M5, with the same 16-megapixel sensor, and the processing power of the E-M1, using the same TruePic VII processor. Another shared feature is the 1440k dot electronic viewfinder, which gives a bright, high-resolution image with minimal time lag, and its Adaptive Brightness Technology reproduces bright and dark scenes as they are seen by the human eye. Withsuchan impressive line-upof features it’s sure toattractmorephotographers to the OM-D system. We’ll be testing it as soon as we get a sample. The E-M10 joins the E-M1 & E-M5

NEWS INBRIEF HASSELBLADFIRST Hasselblad’s first 50-megapixel medium- format camera to use a CMOS sensor is due on sale in March. The H5D-50c is based on the existing H5D-50 but will have a faster capture rate, offer longer shutter speeds and improved ISO performance. Price is yet to be announced. www.hasselblad.com accessory from Hufa. The Hufa Lens Cap Clip attaches to the camera or bag strap and then the lens cap just slips into place. A great idea and good value too. It’s available in red, white and black and costs £10. www.intro2020.co.uk SECUREYOURCAP No more mislaid lens caps with this neat SAMSUNGAND GETTYTEAMUP Samsung and Getty Images have announced a global partnership to help photographers share their stories. It’s intended to advance connected photography and will see the creation of bespoke content, starting with the Samsung Collection now available on gettyimages.com, a selection of premium editorial content shot by Getty Images’ top photographers using Samsung Smart NX cameras. www.gettyimages.co.uk Should yoube onsocial networks? Lee Iggulden thinks so; read page 15 to find out why.

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

If you want to shoot the colour of the Venice Carnival without the expense of flying to Italy, book a place on this one-day photo workshop. Two days are available, 5 or 6 July, and the shoot takes place at The Vyne, near Basingstoke – the briefing and afternoon tea are at the Pamber Heath Memorial Hall. Ticket price is £165 – this includes refreshments, an afternoon buffet, entrance to The Vyne, car parking and an evening sunset shoot. Each photographer will have the chance to shoot 12 different Venice Carnival costumes.

π To find out more, go to www.thepixelpainter.co.uk or email Mike Jones ARPS at thepixelpainter@btinternet.com.

Interfit lights it up Great value kit from Interfit The Interfit EX200Ti lighting kit contains all you need for a two-head studio flash outfit. It includes lighting stands, two 60cm softboxes, leads, the Ti trigger, a training DVD and a carrying case – and all for £390. But there’s more. The 200 watt output heads can be triggered and controlled wirelessly with the supplied Ti trigger. Using the trigger, flash output from each head can be adjusted wirelessly, the modelling lamp can be turned on or off from a distance of up to 30 metres and, of course, there’s wireless sync too.

Shoot Paris A chance to photograph the sights of the French capital with Lakeland Photographic Holidays Join John and Gail Gravett, owners of Lakeland Photographic Holidays, for a four-night escorted photography trip to Paris this October, leaving on the 23rd and returning on the 27th. The price of £890 includes travel by Eurostar, four nights B&B, Metro and Bateaux bus tickets.

π To find out more, go to www.interfitphotographic.com.

π To find out more, go to www.lakelandphotohols.com, or to book your place, email info@lakelandphotohols.com, quoting Paris in the subject line.

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