Photography News | Issue 41 | absolutephoto.com
Two new lighting kits have been added to the NanGuang range, which is available from Kenro. The NanGuang CNT2240C is a ‘bi-colour’ studio light, the largest in the range. This 200WLED uses SMT LEDs to give soft and diffused light, and features dimmer controls allowing you to adjust brightness, colour and temperature from 3200 to 5600K. Priced at £658.20, this kit includes a light head, light stand clamp, diffuser cloth and a 240V AC power adapter. The second kit is the NanGuang Professional Photo/ Video CN900DSP LED Portable Lighting Head Kit, which features a stepless dimming option that can be controlled manually or via DMX. This kit comes with the light head, barn doors, an orange filter, diffuser, extra soft diffuser, power adapter and a fitted carry case and costs £639.96. It has a power output of 54Wvia 900 LEDs and has the same colour temperature variation of the previous kit. Light it upwith NanGuang
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PentaxKP Ricoh Imaging has announced details of the Pentax KP. It features a 24.3-megapixel APS-C sized sensor and boasts a top ISO of 819,200. It also comes with a grip replacement system, which allows you to comfortably hold the camera to suit your shooting style. Available late February the Pentax KP has a price of £1099.99, body only and comes in black or silver. ricoh-imaging.co.uk Samyang Samyang has launched the XEEN 16mmT2.6 Cine lens. Offering full-frame coverage this manual focus lens features X-Coating technology to offer exceptional image quality. Its aluminiumhousingmakes it durable and keeps its weight minimal. Available now the XEEN 16mmT2.6 is priced at £1799.99. samyang-lens.co.uk or intro2020.co.uk? NikonMINI Nikon has joined forces with MINI to deliver 360° immersive footage with its Keymission line, for the launch of the newMINI Countryman. A collection of real-life experiences, enabled by the MINI Countryman have been documented with the KeyMission 360. The aimof the partnership is to inspire exploration and the sharing of experiences. nikon.co.uk
Novo has launched a new range of photo products. The premium ABS hard-shell cases offer protection for your gear with stainless steel hinges, silicone rubber sealing and dice foam inside. Each case features an automatic pressurised air valve release and a click lock closing system. The range features five modules; the Dura 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500, with prices starting from £79. Also recently launched is a selection of tripods, heads and monopods. The T-Series starts from £199.99 and features three four-section tripod kits made from 8x New fromNovo
layered carbon fibre. The legs can be reversed by 180° making it compact for transporting and you can remove oneof the legs andadda centre column tocreateamonopod. The four-section monopods feature soft rubber fast- release twist locks. The Novo MP-10 has a maximum height of 165cm; the Novo MP-20, 182cm. There’s also a universal monopod stand, the Novo VD-01, with a folding feature; it can attach to both monopod models.
Two from Tamron The Tamron SP70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 is for full-frame and APS-C formats. Tamron went back to the drawing board with this popular focal length zoom and looked at the optical, mechanical and electronic aspects of the lens. It features Tamron VC (Vibration Compensation) technology to minimise camera shakeand this lens offers a 5EV benefit. Construction is weather-resistant and it features eBAND coating to defeat flare. It will be available from the end of February in Canon and Nikon fits and the price is to be confirmed. The second lens is a wide-angle zoom for APS-C format cameras. The Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5Di II VC HLD will be available from the end of March at a price to be confirmed. This compact zoom lens features Tamron’s HLD motor for smooth, fast autofocusing with full- time manual override. It also houses Tamron's VC for sharp shooting at slow shutter speeds.
Kenro has announced an upgraded version of its panoramic ball head, the Sevenoak Panoramic Ball Head Pro. By mounting your camera to the rotating ball head you can capture panoramic photos and time- lapse videos with ease. The rotation of the ball head can be set in times of 5, 15, 30 or 60 minutes and you can also set the rotation angle from 15- 360°. The ball head has a battery life of six hours and it can be connected to tripods or sliders. The Sevenoak Panoramic Ball HeadPro is available to buy now for £69.99. Powerful Panoramics
The SureColor SC-P5000 from Epson features UltraChrome HDX 10-colour pigment and has a 2880x1440dpi resolution output. Designed for professional and fine-art photographic printing it has high-capacity 200ml ink cartridge which supports Light Light Black (LLK) or Violet ink configurations. The SC-P5000 can hold up to 100 sheets of premium paper and can print sizes A2, A2+, A3+, A3, A4 and 17in. Available now the SureColor SC-P5000 is priced at £2154. Inprint withEpson
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