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Falcam TreeRoot Quick Lock Travel Tripod…


There are so many tripods on the market, not dissimilar to rucksacks in that respect, it is hard to know where to start. The reality is though that you don't buy tripods very often. And as with anything, it's always best to see the product and work logically as far as the features that you [...]

Falcam TreeRoot Quick Lock Travel Tripod…2024-06-12T18:55:09+01:00

Tamron Add 50-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD…


Sony E mount users seem spoilt for choice with own brand and third party lens options.Tamron today announced the new 50-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD.Here are the official details. Best wishes and good photography, John (06/06/24). Transcontinenta UK, Tamron distributor for the UK and Ireland introduces the 50-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD (Model [...]

Tamron Add 50-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD…2024-06-06T12:39:56+01:00

Words Are Not Enough…


Today is the anniversary, arguably of one of the most significant days in human history. Eighty years ago, not far from these shores, D-Day was attempted and achieved at great cost too men and women from the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and our allies from the United States. Those of us, who knew some of [...]

Words Are Not Enough…2024-06-06T12:54:32+01:00

Sigma Announce 28-45mm F1.8 DG DN Art lens…


Sigma are adding an 28-45mm F1.8 DG DN Art lens to the line up. Looks interesting on paper at least. It is intended to appeal equally to both still's and video shooters. Here are the core details including: The world's first* full-frame, F1.8 maximum aperture zoom lens.Excellent optical performance comparable to that of a prime [...]

Sigma Announce 28-45mm F1.8 DG DN Art lens…2024-06-05T09:58:39+01:00

Hasselblad Announce XCD 2,5/25V…


Hasselblad has announced the XCD 2,5/25V, the widest-angle lens in the Hasselblad XCD series.Things move more slowly with Hasselblad than many, but on paper at least, this looks another fine addition to the system.Here are the release details. Best wishes and good photography. John. (09/05/24). HASSELBLAD INTRODUCES THE XCD 2,5/25V, A WIDE ANGLE LENS FOR NIGHT [...]

Hasselblad Announce XCD 2,5/25V…2024-06-05T09:46:20+01:00

Intrepid’s New ‘Hard Nut’ …


Intrepid has announced their latest 4x5 camera. Not for everyone large format photography, but for some nothing can touch it. This camera will be available in three substainably sourced (well done Intrepid) wood options. Think I like the look of the walnut best. Here are the main details. Best wishes and good photography. John (02/05/24). [...]

Intrepid’s New ‘Hard Nut’ …2024-05-03T16:16:04+01:00

Ultra Large & Custom Format Film Shooting…


An interesting announcement from Harman Technology today about their Ilford large format and custom film campaign. I want to give a lot of credit to them. By supporting film photography's more conventional formats, but particularly for niche uses such as this, they are respecting and alternative road to travel. One that many of us cut [...]

Ultra Large & Custom Format Film Shooting…2024-05-03T16:14:24+01:00

Sigma To Make RF Optics…


Canon have kept a tight reign on lenses for their RF mount cameras. But now Sigma have announced they are about to start making RF mount optics. The first is to be the 18-50mm F2.8 for crop sensor coverage. Here are some details. Best wishes and good photography. John. (23/04/24). SIGMA launches interchangeable lenses for [...]

Sigma To Make RF Optics…2024-04-23T14:09:52+01:00

Rollei’s LED’s In Spotlight…


Once a famous name on the front of cameras, the Rollei name is now used across many photographic products including a few options of LED lighting, including a series called Candela. (A logical name for a lighting line I thought). Anyway, for stills and video you need to understand lighting to maximise what you can [...]

Rollei’s LED’s In Spotlight…2024-04-18T11:22:00+01:00

Sigma 50mm F/1.2 DG DN Art Lens…


The latest Sigma lens for Sony 'E' mount and Leica 'L' mount cameras is a fast aperture lens. Equivalent to a short telephoto lens in angle of view terms (full frame). Here are the salient details. Best wishes and good photography, John (26/03/24). UK SRP: £1,299On-sale date: 18 April 2024 Capture portraits with beautiful depth-of-field [...]

Sigma 50mm F/1.2 DG DN Art Lens…2024-04-08T16:44:39+01:00