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A double from Permajet Leading paper brand Permajet

adds a fourth option to its range of double-sided paper

Double-sided printing paper offers huge potential if you want to get creative with your home photo printer. You can make your own business or personalised greetings cards, posters and calendars. You can also produce prints for your slip-in page portfolio book, or even use the double-sided prints themselves in a Permajet Snapshut Folio as your individual showcase. Permajet’s Double Sided Lustre 295 features a fine, stippled surface on a clean, white base and its 295gsm weight gives prints a gratifying heft. Its credentials for quality results are impressive, with good colour saturation and deep blacks, meaning it suits colour and mono images of every genre. The price for a box of 25 sheets of A4 Double Sided Lustre 295 is £24.95 and 25 sheets of A3 is £47.95. If you buy in bulk, however, you can save cash – ten 25-sheet boxes of A4 costs

Portable and very powerful The FujifilmX-E4 is the most compact and portable camera in the company’s mirrorless X Series. But that doesn ’ t mean any compromises and it ’ s a highly featured, very capable camera

£239.95. Other sizes in the range are A3+ and A2 and the paper is available to buy now. This issue, we also test out this impressive new paper – see page 38 to find out more.

points across almost 100% of the image area and it’s quick enough to acquire focus in as fast as 0.02 seconds. Its skills with moving subjects are good too, thanks to an advanced AF tracking algorithm, plus there’s assistance from Fujifilm’s latest face/eye detection autofocus. Naturally, the X-E4 has Fujifilm’s Film Simulation modes – 18 are featured in this camera, including Eterna Bleach Bypass. There’s a wide selection of video shooting options and it can shoot oversampled 6K footage to give 4K/30P 4:2:0 8-bit video to the internal SD card, or 4K/30P 4:2:2 10-bit video via its HDMI port. The X-E4 goes on sale from 4 March, with the body (in black or silver) at £799. The X-E4 with the new XF27mm f/2.8 R WR is £949 and the body with accessory kit is £899. Optional accessories include a MHG-XE4 metal hand grip that’s compatible with Arca-Swiss (£79.99), a BLC-XE4 leather half case (£69.99) and the TR-XE4 thumb rest, which fits in the hot shoe to give extra comfort when using the camera (£59.99).

PHOTOGRAPHERS of all interests love portability, especially if there are no sacrifices when it comes to performance and versatility. The Fujifilm X-E4 is the ideal camera for the shooter who wants to travel really light – the body weighs just 364g – yet still have the potential of interchangeable lenses and all the options of a highly specified piece of kit for shooting stills and video. The X-E4 is a 26.1-megapixel camera that uses the same renowned sensor/processor combination found in several X Series cameras: the APS-C format X-Trans CMOS 4 working with the quad-core X-Processor 4. PN has tested cameras with this sensor and found it impressive, delivering excellent quality and low digital noise images even at very high ISO rates. Despite its slim body and light weight, the X-E4 has a tilting LCD for convenient low- and high-viewpoint shooting and can even face forward for vlogging and selfies. It is also the first in the X-E range to feature a flexible monitor. Focusing is handled by an on- sensor phase detect system with AF

FUJIFILM X-E4 KEY FEATURES › £799 (body only) › £949, X-E4 and XF27mm f/2.8 R WR kit › 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor › Quad-core X-Processor 4 › 180° forward-tilting LCD › 8fps shooting › Exceptional AF and low-light performance › Fast, intelligent hybrid AF › Face and eye AF › Almost 100% coverage on-sensor phase detection AF › DCI 4K/30p video capture (no crop) › Accepts NP-W126S lithium-ion battery › 1x SD card slot › 364g (body only) For more details on the X-E4 and all the new releases from Fujifilm, please visit the website.

ABOVE Permajet’s new Double Sided Lustre 295 works well for colour, as well as for mono images

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