Photography News issue 28


Photography News Issue 28


TELEPHOTO ZOOM Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Fujifilm XF50-140mm f/2.8 R OIS WR Nikon AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Pentax 70-200mm f/2.8 ED DC AW Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM S Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5.6-6.3 Di VC USD WIDE-ANGLE ZOOM Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Fujifilm XF10-24mm f/4 R OIS Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm f/2.8 Pro Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Sony Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD STANDARD ZOOM Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Fujifilm XF16-55mm f/2.8 R WR Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Pentax 24-70mm f/2.8 ED SDM WR Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM A Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD SUPERZOOM Fujifilm XF18-135mm f/3.5-5.6R OIS WR Nikon AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 DC Macro OS HSM C Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD PRIME: WIDE-ANGLE Fujifilm XF16mm f/1.4 R WR Nikon AF-S 24mm f/1.8G ED Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f/1.8 Pro Samyang 21mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC CS Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM A Zeiss Milvus 21mm f/2.8 PRIME: STANDARD Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM A Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 PRIME: TELEPHOTO Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Fujifilm XF90mm f/2 R LM WR Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Pentax D-FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro WR Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC Macro Sigma APO 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Macro Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/2 VIDEO LENS Samyang 21mm T1.5 ED AS UMC CS Samyang 50mm T1.3 ED AS UMC CS MACRO Fujifilm XF60mm f/2.4 R Macro MEDIUM-FORMAT Hasselblad H5D-50c Leica S007 Pentax 645Z Phase One XF with IQ3

TRIPOD: ALUMINIUM Benro Mach3 TMA37AL Manfrotto MT055XOPRO3 Mefoto Globetrotter A2350Q2

PHOTOBACKPACK Lowepro ProTactic 350 AW Lowepro Pro Trekker 450 AW Manfrotto Pro Light MultiPro-120 PL Tamrac Anvil Slim 15 Tenba Shootout Backpack 24L Think Tank StreetWalker Pro SHOULDER/SLING BAG Billingham Packington Lowepro Slingshot Edge 150 AW Manfrotto Agile II Sling Tamrac Stratus 8 Tenba Shootout Sling Bag LE Medium Vanguard Up-Rise II 43 ROLLER/HARD CASE Lowepro Pro Roller X100 AW Manfrotto Professional Roller 50 Nest Odyssey 10 Tenba Roadie Universal Think Tank Airport 4-Sight Vanguard Xcenior 48T

Leica SL system Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 & SP 45mm f/1.8 Zeiss Milvus lens family

Nest NT-6294AK Slik Pro 700 DX Velbon SUB-65

BEST RETAILER Whether you shop for your photo kit online or in store, nominate the photo retailer that has you going back time and time again.

TRIPOD: CARBON-FIBRE 3 Legged Thing Evolution 3 Brian Benro FTA28CC Giotto’s YTL 8353 Induro GIT203 Manfrotto 290 XTRA Carbon Vanguard VEO 265CB MAINS FLASH: POWER PACK Bowens CREO 2400 Broncolor Scoro S 1600 RFS Elinchrom Digital 2400 RX Profoto Pro-8a 2400 ON-CAMERA FLASH Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Metz 64 AF-1 Digital Nikon SB-910 Nissin Di700A + Air 1 Phottix Mitros+ Pixapro Li-ION580 ETTL

BEST HIRE CENTRE Perhaps you’ve hired an expensive exotic telephoto for an air show or lighting kit for a location shoot, whichever, nominate the hire company that has fulfilled your wishes, with a wide product range, punctuality and good customer service.


BEST INSURANCE PROVIDER If you insure your photo outfit with a specialist photographic policy, or you do the odd photography job so need public indemnity insurance, has your provider gone the extra mile?

Canon PIXMA Pro-100S Canon PIXMA MG5700 Epson SureColor SC-P400 Epson SureColor SC-P600 Epson SureColor SC-P800

PORTABLE FLASH Elinchrom ELB 400 Interfit S1 Monolight Lencarta Safari 2 Phottix Indra360 TTL Profoto B2 MONOBLOC FLASH Bowens Gemini 500R Broncolor Siros 400 Elinchrom BRX 500 Lastolite Lumen8 Pixapro Storm 400 Profoto D1 Air 250

INKJETMEDIA: PHOTOGRAPHIC FINISH Canson Infinity Photo Lustre Premium Resin Coated 310gsm

PROCESSING LAB Which processing lab do you trust with your photos, albums or stationery? If they offer high- quality and utterly reliable service at competitive prices, are they worthy of a PN award?

DaVinci Fibre Gloss Silk 310gsm Epson Traditional Photo Paper Fotospeed Photo Smooth Pearl 290 Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta PermaJet FB Gold Silk 315gsm

INKJETMEDIA: FINE ART FINISH Canson Infinity Rag Photographique 310gsm Epson Hot Press Bright 330gsm Fotospeed Smooth Cotton 300gsm Signature Hahnemühle William Turner 310gsm Innova Soft Textured Natural White 315gsm PermaJet Museum 310

CONTINUOUS LIGHT Bowens Mosaic Daylight LED panel Elemental CRYO 600 Manfrotto Spectra900F LED

BEST BOOK SERVICE Creating your own high-quality photographic book has never been easier, but there are so many online services. In your experience, which book service offers the best choice of papers and finishes, ease of use and quality product?

MONITOR Apple 27in Thunderbolt

Rosco LitePad HO+ Rotolight NEO LED Westcott Skylux LED

BenQ SW2700PT Pro 27in IPS LCD Eizo ColorEdge CX271 27in LCD LG Digital Cinema 4K 31MU97Z 31in NEC SpectraView Reference 272 LED Samsung 28in UHD COLOURMANAGEMENT DEVICE DataColor Spyder 5 Elite DataColor SpyderCHECKR 24 ExpoDisc 2.0 White-balance filter

STUDIO/LIGHTINGACCESSORY BounceLite modifier Elinchrom EL-Skyport Plus HS Hähnel Captur Lastolite Urban backgrounds Magmod modifiers Phottix Varos Pro BG Umbrella Holder FILTER Cokin Nuances Formatt Hitech Firecrest ND Hoya ProND family Lee Filters Super Stopper Marumi DHG Super Circular Polariser Vu Sion Q ND Graduates MEMORY CARD Delkin Black SD Lexar Professional 2000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II PNY Elite Performance SDXC UHS-III Samsung SDXC Pro Plus UHS-1 SanDisk Extreme PRO SDHC/SDXC UHS-II Transcend SDXC/SDHC Class 3 UHS-II SD EXTERNAL STORAGE DEVICE Drobo 5D G-Technology 4TB G-Dock ev Lacie d2 3TB Samsung Portable SSD T1 Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive Western Digital My Passport Ultra Metal Edition

PHOTOWEBSITE PROVIDER For gallery websites or full-service sites, with client- proofing and a blog, which provider offers the best range of templates and customisation options together with top-notch customer service?

X-Rite ColorMunki Display X-Rite ColorMunki Photo X-Rite ColorChecker Passport

INNOVATION DxO ONE Elinchrom EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS Hähnel Captur Leica SL EVF Olympus High Res Shot mode Phottix Indra360 TTL

TRAINING PROVIDER From basic photographic knowledge through particular tips and techniques to camera specific training, in the classroom, studio or out on location, which provider offers the best learning experience, in your opinion? Nominate your preferred provider.

LAUNCH Canon EOS 5DS/5DS R Fujifilm X-T10

XEEN 50mm T1.5 XEEN 85mm T1.5 Schneider FF-Prime 50mm T2.1 Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 TRIPOD: TRAVEL Benro Travel Flat FTF18CIB0 Gitzo GT1555T MeFOTO Roadtrip C1350Q Nest Traveller NT-6234AK Vanguard VEO 204AB Velbon Ultra 455

The details

The results We’ll announce the results in issue 30 of Photography News and present the awards to their deserving recipients at The Photography Show, at Birmingham’s NEC, 19-22 March 2016.

How to vote Go to or fill in and post these pages to Bright Publishing, Bright House, 82 High Street, Sawston, Cambridgeshire CB22 3HJ. Closing date is Wednesday 24 February 2016.

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