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Three new ranges have features to suit different photographers’ kit needs

Benro has announced three newcamera bag ranges, including backpacks, messenger and shoulder bags in a variety of sizes. The Ranger Pro Backpack range is designed for nature and sports photographers. An upper compartment that’s larger than the lower compartment distributes weight evenly for reduced pressure and better ventilation, while there’s easy access with front, upper, lower and side openings. Three sizes are available: the 400N, 500N and 600N, and the biggest can hold up to two DSLRs, six to eight lenses, two flashes and a 17-inch laptop. Also providing quick access are the Cool Walker Messenger Bags, designed specifically to open speedily for rapid access, with plenty of pockets and an ergonomic shoulder strap for comfort. The bottom of the bag is also reinforced with durable shockproof and abrasion resistant material. The third of Benro’s new series is the Smart Series Shoulder Bags, which allow you to carry small amounts of equipment – up to one DSLR with three lenses, a flash and a 12-inch laptop. All the bags are available now, with prices ranging from £130 to £150 for the Ranger Pro Backpacks, £82-89 for the Cool Walker Messenger Bags, and £35-£48 for the Smart Series Shoulder Bags.

Exclusive camera club holidays Unique opportunity for a photographic holiday in the Lakes

Lakeland Photographic Holidays is offering the opportunity for a camera club to take over its entire property in the Lakeland village of Braithwaite on specific dates in February, May, June and September 2014. With spectacular Lake District landscapes and walks on the doorstep, the property can sleep up to 10 people, and offers a lounge with an extensive photographic and general library, a digital darkroom and a lecture room with PC and 52-inch HD screen. Camera clubs will be free to arrange their own itineraries, while guidance on good photographic locations according to the season, weather and the group can be provided. The property is on offer for a minimum of six people for three nights or more. Get in touch with Lakeland Photographic Holidays for prices and available dates.

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NewPentax lenses zoom in First zoom in Limited Lens series lands, along with world’s smallest wide-angle Pentax has launched the first zoom in its Limited Lens series, a 20-40mm f/2.8-4 for use with the Pentax K-mount cameras. It’s been treated with the Pentax HD coating to reduce reflections by more than half compared to conventional coatings, and its optical construction is designed to minimise aberrations throughout the zoom range. It’s also weather resistant, another first in the Limited Lens series. It’s priced at £850, but availability is to be confirmed. Also new is the world’s smallest and lightest wide-angle zoom, exclusively for use with Pentax Q-mount cameras. The Pentax-08 Wide Zoom provides an equivalent zoom range of 17.5-27mm. Its price will be £430, and availability is yet to be announced.

NEWS INBRIEF Buy a Tokina, get a Lowepro If you buy any Tokina lens, you’ll now get a free 11x14cm Lowepro lens case with it to keep it safe. This offer is available in store and online at participating retailers, and will continue while stocks last. EOS-1DXupdate Canon has announced a firmware update for the EOS-1D X, which will be available in January 2014. It makes a number of improvements, the most significant being in AF tracking capabilities for better performance

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in low light, as well as more flexibility in

settings when using ISO Auto, and changes to AF point selection settings.

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