Photography News 111 - Newsletter


Canon expands home-printing solutions

Those of us looking to print pictures at home this autumn have some fresh options. Landing this October is a pair of flagship printers – the Canon Pixma TS7650i and TS7750i, described as compact, high-quality all-rounders. The latter has a 35-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF). But both feature a 2.7-inch colour touchscreen and LED status display light. A borderless 6x4-inch photo can be delivered in 19 seconds. The third new option is the multi-function Canon Pixma TS8750, described as a premium three-in-one, six-ink photo printer for home and family use. Features to note include a 4.3-inch tilting screen and customisable Switch UI touch interface. It supports wireless printing, with the ability to print a 4x6-inch borderless photo in just 13 seconds. It can also print on different types of media thanks to a two-way paper feed, create disc labels with the multi-purpose tray and save money with two- sided printing. Alongside the printer, we’re told the Canon Print App has been improved to make daily print tasks and routine maintenance much more seamless. Home office workers are also being targeted with the Canon Maxify GX1050/GX2050 refillable ink tank printers, while the GX5550 is pitched at small businesses. The GX1050 is compact, high-volume three-in-one device with a 350-sheet feed capacity, while the GX2050 is a four- in-one model with an added 35-sheet ADF unit. Finally, the GX5550 is a professional printer promised to work to a high standard for a low running cost, with a 600-sheet paper capacity, 2.7-inch colour touchscreen and status bar.

PAPER PUSHERS The Canon Pixma range can offer good savings on ink through the Pixma Print Plan

The Photography Show back with new format

Barely a month goes by without a new Tamron lens either being released or announced – this issue we have news of both. The latest development concerns the Tamron 17- 50mm f/4 Di III VXD for the Sony E-mount. This optic is being trumpeted as the world’s first 17-50mm wide-angle zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras and will offer photographers and videographers maximum versatility. The build incorporates the brand’s exceptionally quiet, agile and precise VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focusing mechanism. The lens is said to be easy to balance, even when attached to a gimbal or other equipment. Close focusing is 0.19m at the wide end and 0.3m at the telephoto end. It’s expected to land with us this autumn. For those who hate to wait, the Tamron 35-150mm f/2- 2.8 Di III VXD is available now for Nikon Z mount, described as the world’s first mirrorless zoom lens with a maximum aperture of f/2. It’s ideal for travel and portrait photography and also incorporates a VXD linear motor focus mechanism. Lens construction incorporates four LD (low dispersion) and three GMA (glass-moulded aspherical) elements to deliver superior optical performance throughout. The recommended price is £1799.99. Tamron lenses worth looking into

be announcing ‘exciting changes and developments’ over the coming months. “We’re delighted to have the big brands back with us for 2024 and also to be engaging with many we’ve not seen on the show floor before,” says interim event manager Hazel Soper. “We’re changing the format of the show next year to build on our inclusivity objectives. The plans to enhance visitor interaction with our exhibitors and speakers are well underway.”

After taking a sabbatical this year, the doors to the UK and Europe’s largest photo show – The Photography Show – are being thrown open again at Birmingham’s NEC next 16 to 19 March. With a fresh logo design, organiser Future has been back in touch to provide an update on what’s been happening behind the scenes and what we can look forward to in 2024. This includes over 250 exhibitors and an extensive programme of live demos, interactive tutorials, intriguing discussions and debates featuring a global panel of creators across photography and video. Those logging on to the website from 1 October will be able to see the list of exhibitors so far, as well as the initial speaker line-up. While it’s not giving much away yet, we’re told the team will

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