Lomography launches Lomogon 2.5/32 art lens on Kickstarter
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Lomography launches Lomogon 2.5/32 art lens on Kickstarter

This 32mm f/2.5 lens is designed to fit DSLR and mirrorless cameras via appropriate adaptors and is designed to mimic the high contrast, high saturation, vignetted effect of Lomography’s Lomo LC-A camera to a digital audience. It’s a way to get an old-style lo-fi hipster look without having to buy and use the quirky plastic…

Tamron is developing three new full-frame lenses
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Tamron is developing three new full-frame lenses

Tamron has announced two new full-frame DSLR lenses and an ultra-wide-angle zoom for full frame Sony E-mount cameras, and all three offer a tantalising alternative to mainstream lenses. There was a time when we only found out about new lenses when they were released, but there’s a fashion now for makers to announce new lens…

Fujifilm adds FUJINON XF16mmF2.8 R WR to its X-mount prime lens range
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Fujifilm adds FUJINON XF16mmF2.8 R WR to its X-mount prime lens range

Fujifilm has added the FUJINON XF16mmF2.8 R WR to is range of compact primes lenses for X-mount cameras like the X-T3 and and X-T30. It’s the widest lens in this series, equivalent to a 24mm wide-angle in 35mm camera terms, though its f/2.8 maximum aperture is one f-stop slower than other lenses in the series,…

Fujifilm X-T30 brings 26MP sensor, high-tech AF and design improvements
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Fujifilm X-T30 brings 26MP sensor, high-tech AF and design improvements

Fujifilm has updated its compact X-mount mirrorless camera with the company’s latest X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor, powerful autofocus capabilities inherited from the X-T3 further up in the Fujifilm range and some external design tweaks to make it easier to grip and use with larger lenses. The X-T30 is like a pocket-size version of the X-T3….

Panasonic officially launches the Lumix S1 and S1R
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Panasonic officially launches the Lumix S1 and S1R

We’ve known these cameras were coming since Photokina (September 2018) but this is the first sight we have of the full specs for the new cameras. Panasonic showed off pre-production versions of its new models at a global press event in Barcelona on January 31 2019, together with the three new lenses which are going…

Leica’s new Limited Edition… this time it’s an olive green M10-P Safari
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Leica’s new Limited Edition… this time it’s an olive green M10-P Safari

We suspect Leica owners fall into three groups; those who appreciate fine engineering, photographic heritage and the unique handling experience of the Leica M rangefinder camera, those looking for a bit of a statement of status or an expensive bit of male adornment, and collectors trying to gather together every edition of every Leica ever…

HD Pentax-DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW announced for APS-C Pentax owners
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HD Pentax-DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW announced for APS-C Pentax owners

Pentax has added to its premium quality ‘Star’ lens range with a new ultra-wideangle zoom for its APS-C cameras. The HD Pentax-DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW is designed to offer high resolution and high contrast without any blurring at the edges, and to accommodate the high resolution capture of digital cameras of the future….

Benro launches Reddog R1 3-axis gimbal stabiliser
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Benro launches Reddog R1 3-axis gimbal stabiliser

Tripod and accessory maker Benro has announced the first in new series of gimbal stabilisers. The RedDog R1 has a 3-axis gimbal stabiliser, a swivel handle for swapping quickly between different filming heights, and three operating modes. Many mirrorless cameras now offer effective image stabilisation systems to cut camera shake, but this is little help…

Bowens is back with the XMT500, exclusive to UK dealer Wex Photo Video
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Bowens is back with the XMT500, exclusive to UK dealer Wex Photo Video

Bowens has been a household name in professional photographic lighting for so long it was a surprise when the brand went into liquidation in 2017. But now it’s back, thanks to an exclusive deal with Wex Photo Video. Wex has relaunched the Bowens XMT500, a monobloc design being sold either on its own or as…