Photography News Issue 70


Latest lens gives fisheye views for Micro Four Thirds users Laowa’s4mmfisheye

Kenko get flash

The Kenko AB600-RAI is an advanced high-powered speedlight. Included in its long list of

Laowa has announced a 4mm f/2.8 circular fisheye lens with a huge 210° field of view. The Laowa 4mm f/2.8 is designed for Micro Four Thirds sensor cameras and features an incredible 210° field of view, meaning the lens can be used for an array of creative photographic techniques such as spherical panorama. For more conventional images, photographers can either ‘de-fish’ the image in post-processing or crop to transform the image into a rectilinear image. 360° panoramas can be achieved using as few as two images as opposed to having to shoot six

or more images with other, conventional fisheye lenses. This lens is also particularly good for VR photography and shooting virtual tours. Photographers can focus as close as 8cm from the sensor and still achieve a huge depth-of-field. With the focus ring at infinity focus and the lens at around f/5.6, everything in the lens’ field of view will be in focus. The lens is also small and lightweight, measuring in at 45mm long and weighing 135g. It is priced at £249 and is available to buy now. •

features is its AI 3DAuto Bounce function. This mode automatically calculates and

sets the optimumbounce angle (left or right as well as head angle) so the user can focus on the subject rather than worry about the technicalities. The unit’s maximumGuide Number is 60 (ISO 100 at 200mm setting) and the zoom range is 18-200mm. Also built in is a radio transmitter/receiver that allows the master unit to remotely control the bounce head of the slave flash. The 2.4GHz radio feature allows for off-camera and multiple flash use. This speedlight accepts four AA cells that gives a recycling time of 0.1-3.5secs with NiMH cells. An optional external power supply, the BP-1, is available for greater capacity and faster recycling. The Nikon version is available nowwith Canon and Sony models due soon. Guide price is £399. •

Spirit of the Amazon: the indigenous tribes of the Xingu, is a book featuring the work of photojournalist Sue Cunningham and writer Patrick Cunningham. It is a fascinating record of the many indigenous people of the Xingu River, a tributary of the Amazon, that the couple have visited over many years. Sue’s pictures show indigenous people in their rainforest environment, documenting activities of their everyday lives and also some of their traditional ceremonies. New for your bookshelf

You can save up to £60 on Samyang’s prime lenses if you shop before 30 September. The offer includes Samyang’s MF 14mm f/2.8 in Canon EOS R and Nikon Z mount fits, the MF 85mm f/1.4 in Canon EOS-R and Nikon Z mount, AF 45mm f/1.8 in Sony FE mount and AF 85mm f/1.4 in Nikon Samyang cashback promotion

F-mount lenses.

The Samyang summer

cashback promotion is available for purchases made from participating retailers in the UK and Ireland, between 9 August and 30 September. Last claims must arrive by 15 October 2019. •

Published by Papadakis, this book will be available fromOctober at a guide price of £40. •

SanDisk’s charging and back-up solution

Samyang launches new super wide-angle

Samyang’s new 18mm f/2.8 lens weighs just 145g, making it the lightest and smallest 18mm super wide-angle autofocus lens currently on the market. While the light mirrorless camera market has been growing quickly in recent years, Samyang believes that too few small and light wide-angle lenses have been made to match. With that in mind, Samyang has launched the new AF 18mm f/2.8

FE – the lightest and smallest 18mm super wide-angle autofocus lens currently on the market. The lens features a fast aperture and a full-frame 100˚ angle of view. The lens consists of nine lens elements in eight groups, with eight specialty elements (three aspherical, two high refractive and three extra- low dispersion). It also utilises a linear STM motor for fast, quiet and accurate focusing.

In a world’s first, Western Digital’s new SanDisk iXpand will allow users to simultaneously charge their Qi- compatible iPhone or Android phone and back up their images wirelessly. When your Qi-enabled device is low on battery, all you have to do is place it on the charging base. The iXpand has 256GB of storage, meaning it can easily accommodate full-resolution images. The charger creates multiple personal backup profiles so the charger can be shared

The Samyang AF 18mm f/2.8 FE will be available from Samyang stockists during September with a suggested retail price of £349.99. •

with the family. It is also phone case- friendly and able to charge through cases up to 3mm thick. The SanDisk iXpand Wireless Charger is £89.99. •

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