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ISSUE 76 21 Apr-18 May


Episode two of our new podcast is out right now, and you can listen for free via the Photography News website, onYouTube or on Spotify. The podcast aims to bring you the latest news and techniques in an entirely newway, but most importantly, to connect with you, our readers. In the second episode, editorWill Cheung sits down with contributing editor Kingsley Singleton and editorial director Roger Payne to discuss photo techniques to try at home, including shooting star trails from your window, product photography in the bath and some flash advice. Elsewhere, the trio talk sorting and selling old gear, photographing bubbles and oils, whileWill’s chopsticks make another surprise appearance. We’d love you to contribute to future episodes of the podcast, so please do get in touch. Send us any questions you have about kit or techniques, share what’s been working for you when shooting indoors, tell us your favourite photography stories and let us knowwhat you’dmost like to hear in future episodes. Most importantly, make sure you listen to get some gems of photographic advice from editorWill Cheung and the PN team. Listen to The Photography News Podcast We’ve launched a Photography News podcast – and we want you to get involved

The Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD sports a fast maximumaperture, while being light and compact

Inside, Tamron has worked on the lens’ design and its construction of 19 elements in 14 groups contains a number of special elements. There’s one moulded glass aspherical element, two hybrid aspherical lenses, one XLD (eXtra low dispersion) element and five LD (low dispersion) elements. The advanced optical design ensures a superb imaging performance throughout the aperture and focal length ranges. Physically, the 70-180mm f/2.8 features moisture resistance, a 67mm filter thread, a minimum focus of 85cm, making it very usable for close-up shooting, while a fluorine-coated front element allows for easy cleaning. The Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 is due to launch on 14 May at £1349.99. •

THE TAMRON 70-180MM f/2.8 Di III VXD telezoom joins the brand’s 17-28mm f/2.8 wide zoom and the 28-75mm f/2.8 standard, offering Sony E-mount owners the choice of three lightweight and compact zoom lenses with a fast, constant aperture throughout. The new telezoom measures 149mm and weighs 810g, making it a good partner for Sony’s latest mirrorless cameras, both APS-C and full-frame models. Autofocus is handled by two newly developed VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme- torque Drive) linear motors, providing quick, pinpoint autofocus even for moving subjects throughout the focal length range, whether shooting stills or video. The lens is also compatible with Sony’s specific focusing features, such as Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF.

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