Photography News Issue 70


Snapperstuff delivers bumper crop of bags

Nikon D6 on its way

Nikon has announced the development of the D6 and the AF-S 120-300mm f/2.8E FLED SR VR telezoom lens. The D6marks the 20th anniversary of Nikon’s single- digit D-series, while the new lens celebrates 60 years of the Nikon Fmount, adopted for the D series. Both products respond to the demands of discerning photographers, offering professional-level performance even in challenging conditions. •

Snapperstuff has announced a host of new camera bags fromMindshift and Think Tank Photo. The Photocross 15 and Photocross 13 are designed for adventure photographers and come with a host of features suited to their needs. Both bags have a volume of 20 litres and can fit an ungripped DSLR, three to five lenses and a laptop in a padded pocket – 13in in the Photocross 13 and and 15in in the Photocross 15 respectively. Think Tank Photo’s Urban Access Backpack 15 and Urban Access Backpack 13 are designed with ease of access inmind.

Panels open on both sides so users can sling the backpack left or right, while the rear panel provides complete access to gear when working directly out of the bag. Plus, the centre tripodmounting system balances even large tripods securely. Other key features include a laptop pocket, expandable water bottle pockets on both sides, removable sternum strap and waist belt. The Urban Access Backpack 15 can hold one ungripped DSLR or mirrorless body with lens attached up to a 70–200mm f/2.8, up to five additional lenses, a speedlight and a 15in laptop. The smaller 13 can hold one ungripped DSLR

or mirrorless body with lens attached up to a 24–70mm f/2.8, up to four additional lenses and a 13in laptop. Think Tank Photo’s Retrospective V2 family comes in five sizes: the 5, 7, 10, 20 and 30. The shoulder bag has been designed with a classic look andmodern features. Key features include sand- washed 100% cotton canvas build with water-repellent finish, YKK abrasion-resistant zips, luggage handle pass-through, collapsible water bottle pocket and hook-and-loop sound silencers. •

Benro launches a gimbal

small size it is not small on features. It boasts all of the features of the competition and more. Its folding design makes it easy to carry, it’s lightweight and even has the ability to run an external microphone.” The 3XS Lite weighs just 430g, is ideal for smartphones weighing up to 290g and its

battery provides up to 24 hours run time. Its barrier-less clamp makes balancing the phone easy while retaining full access to its charging and audio ports. The Benro 3XS Lite is available now at a guide price of £90. •

The Benro 3XS Lite is a smartphone gimbal stabiliser designed to help you deliver smooth-looking content.

Mark Hoskins, Benro’s brand manager, said, “The 3XS Lite is one of the smallest gimbals on the market, but despite the

The One Vision Framed Coloured Edged Block in the rocks and the shape of the headland, and the edging is very crisp. The frame was really well protected in shipping, too, with sturdy edge protectors, plenty of bubble wrap and a foam sheet protecting the print itself, and all encased in a heavyweight cardboard box.” Prints forpleasure Advertisement feature OneVision Framed Coloured Edged Block

“This was taken at Uttakleiv Beach, Norway, in a brief moment of clear air between punishing blizzards and hailstorms, and I was pretty pleased with it at the time,” says PN ’s contributing editor Kingsley Singleton. “But then it just sat on my hard drive for months, like a lot of other shots. Seeing it printed and framed so nicely actually makes sense of the effort I made in taking it, because it was about -5ºC out there on the shoreline, and I had to skate most of the way back to the car. The finish of the print is beautifully detailed and really shows off the textures that I wanted to capture

combines with your pictures tomake a striking statement. The FujifilmDPII Professional Photographic print is flush mounted onto a thick MDF block and an anti-scratch printseal is applied to its surface. The block edges are coloured in black, white, or dark brown, using state of the art equipment which produces a unique, sharp, modern look, and the frame itself comes in a choice of light wood, dark brown or black. The block is then framed in a stunning inlay moulding. Prices start from only £69, production time is only up to seven working days and images from 14x11in to 30x24in can be used.

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