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New Leica APO Summicron M 50mm ASPH…

New Leica APO Summicron M 50mm ASPH…

Leica have announced what they consider a ‘reference’ lens among standard focal lengths. Praise indeed. Here we go with the official details: LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-M 50mm f/2 ASPH…

Nikon & Canon Flashes Of Inspiration Bristol, London, Sussex & Manchester…

Nikon & Canon Flashes Of Inspiration Bristol, London, Sussex & Manchester…

Our ‘Nikon & Canon Flashes Of Inspiration’ workshop has been inspiring and informing photographers of all levels for many years. Always updated to keep it current, it simply takes…

Metering, Exposure & Colour Course – Back To Bristol, Glasgow & London…

Metering, Exposure & Colour Course – Back To Bristol, Glasgow & London…

One of the most informative and enlightening of courses, ‘Metering. Exposure & Colour – Shoot It Like A Pro’. From the beginner who wishes to make rapid progress, to the…

Nikon & Canon Flashes Of Inspiration New Manchester Date…

Nikon & Canon Flashes Of Inspiration New Manchester Date…

When: Wednesday 28th September 2016. Where: Calumet Manchester. Level Of Content: Intro/intermediate/Advanced. If you have Nikon or Canon flash units you have amazing tools at your finger tips…

Wedding Foundation Day Workshop (London)…

Wedding Foundation Day Workshop (London)…

When: Saturday July 2nd 2016. Where: Calumet London. Level Of Content: Intro/intermediate/Advanced. Shooting a wedding is one of the photographer’s busiest days. And if you don’t get as much right…

New Sekonic Meters For Elinchrom & Phottix Users…

New Sekonic Meters For Elinchrom & Phottix Users…

Many know my opinion that some photographers do benefit from, or fundamentally need a hand held light/flash meter. Many others do not. It depends on what you do and how precise you are prepared to…

New Pocket Wizard Plus IV Autosensing Transceiver Announced…

New Pocket Wizard Plus IV Autosensing Transceiver Announced…

Pocket Wizard products tapped in to the increasingly high numbers using Speedlights over the last decade. I think the Plus IV Transceiver sounds like a needed up date, to keep it at the forefront…

New Samyang AF Lenses (Sony)…

New Samyang AF Lenses (Sony)…

The importers of Samyang lenses have announced two lenses for Sony E Mount cameras. Here we go with the details: Samyang Optics Unveils Autofocus 14mm and 50mm Lens May 3rd, 2016, Seoul, Korea –…

New Leica M-D Camera…

New Leica M-D Camera…

Leica Camera AG has today announced the M-D model to join the ‘M’ series. The cost effectiveness and convenience of digital, but the shooting mind set of film shooting, long ago seemed…

Hasselblad HD6 Announced…

Hasselblad HD6 Announced…

Hasselblad one of photography’s great names have announced the latest H series camera the HD6. I liked very much the V system Hasselblads, and have many fine shots to show from them. Here we…

Nikon Pro Talks (Bournemouth)…

Nikon Pro Talks (Bournemouth)…

When: Tuesday May 17th 2016. Where: Castl Cameras Spring Shoot Dorset. Level Of Content: Intro/intermediate/Advanced. I am delighted to say that once again, I shall be returning to Castle Cameras…

New Leica SUMMILUX-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Announced…

New Leica SUMMILUX-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Announced…

Leica are second to none when it comes to optical reputation. They have just announced a new 35mm f/1.4 aspherical lens for the T series APS sensor sized cameras. Here are the details: LEICA…

Nikon’s Spring Promotion…

Nikon’s Spring Promotion…

Nikon UK Ltd have announced their annual ‘Spring’ promotion. Unlike some previous offers, I think this one has some very interesting optics for both the FX and DX formats included, so…

New Leica Zoom For SL System…

New Leica Zoom For SL System…

Leica camera have announced a new variable focal length lens for the SL system. High optical and physical specifications. here we go with the official details: New telephoto zoom lens for the…

Sigma Announce New 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Lens…

Sigma Announce New 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Lens…

Sigma have announced a new very fast aperture zoom lens, for their ‘Art’ series and APS sensor sized cameras. An interesting lens for many who may use a fast aperture 70-200mm or…