Nikon announce AF-S NIKKOR 180–400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR

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Nikon announce their newest addition to their range of AF-S lenses, the stomping AF-S NIKKOR 180–400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR.   A lens that Nikon pro photographers will no doubt be getting […]

Nikon D850 Development

Nikon is pleased to announce the development of the next frontier in full-frame, high-resolution, high-speed digital SLR cameras with the upcoming release of the highly anticipated Nikon D850. The D850 […]

Kumamoto Earthquakes, production delays and no promotional activity for Nikon

The Nikon Corporation has today issued a public statement to communicate a number of product development delays.  More importantly however, the announcement also confirms that the recent devastating earthquakes that have continued […]

The winning images from underwater photographer of the year 2016

The winning photos have just been announced for the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016 contest. The grand prize was awarded to Italian photographer Davide Lopresti for his image “Gold,” a […]

The Big Butterfly Count Photo Competition Winners

During the summer we were delighted to sponsor the photo competition for this years Big Butterfly Count in conjunction with Butterfly Conservation. David Attenborough launched the count on the 17th July and […]

Nikon announce new 16-80mm f/2.8-f/4 DX lens

Nikon’s latest DX-format lens is its most interesting and promising yet. Covering a 24-120mm full-frame-equivalent focal length, the lightweight 16-80mm f/2.8-4E features relatively fast apertures, an incredibly useful and dynamic […]

Fujifilm make X-T1 firmware version 4.0 available

Fujifilm made its previous announced firmware version 4.0 for the X-T1 available today. The firmware offers a big step up in the AF performance of the X-T1, fixing previous issues […]

New Nikon COOLPIX range

Hot on the heels of the D810A announcement, Nikon follows up with an expansion to its popular COOLPIX compact camera range with a number of exciting new products. Bridge range […]

New lenses from Nikon including compact 300mm f/4

Nikon has announced two new lenses today including an exciting compact 300mm f/4 with a Fresnel element. AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Overview Close the distance with this […]

Fujifilm announce the X30

After many a rumor and photo leak, Fujifilm has officially released the followup to its popular X20 premium compact. Appropriately dubbed the X30, this is no meager update, sporting an EVF, […]

Nikon launch the D810

Today Nikon launch what they claim to be in their own words a camera featuring “The Highest Image Quality in Nikon’s History” the D810. Yesterday we were able to get […]

Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH

Panasonic Announce New F1.7 High Speed Leica Summilux 15mm Lens to Allow Photographers to Capture Fashionable Defocused Reportage Pictures Lens to be included in new GM1 kit, DMC-GM1L Panasonic has […]

Nikon launch the revolutionary AW1

Nikon launch the revolutionary AW1 Nikon have launched a revolutionary new product, the world’s first waterproof/shockproof interchangeable lens camera: the Nikon 1 AW1 compact system camera and two dedicated lenses […]

New Coolpix cameras and a LED light from Nikon

Nikon have released two exciting new models in their Coolpix range and a LED light for their Coolpix and 1 system COOLPIX P7800 Designed for enthusiasts determined to get the […]

Fuji release the long awaited XF23mm f/1.4 R lens for X system

Fujifilm launches the FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R – a premium wide-angle lens designed to maximise the performance of the Fujifilm X-Trans CMOS sensor for the highest picture quality With a focal length […]

Two new cameras from Panasonic

This morning marks the addition of two new cameras to the Panasonic Lumix lineup. The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72, with an RRP of £379, features; OUTSTANDING 20mm ultra wide Angle […]

Canon launch new Canon EOS 70D

This morning Canon announce the new Canon EOS 70D to it’s enthusiast line-up. Sporting a new sensor and advanced auto focus, the 70D is a real consideration for those looking […]

New Pentax K50, K500 and Q7 launch

Pentax quietly update range, including a change to the Q system. Pentax K50 Building on the success of the K30, the K50 offers fantastic value for money with a feature […]

Fuji X-M1; first look

Fujifilm announce the new Fujifilm X-M1, the latest addition to the X series. Building on the success of the X-Pro 1 and X-E1, Fuji have added a more consumer friendly […]

Sigma launch new 18-35mm f/1.8 lens

Get ready to replace that kit lens. Building on the huge success of the Sigma 35mm f/1.4, Sigma have announced a fast zoom to it’s newly re-designed lens range. The […]

Fuji reveal new XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8R LM OIS

The latest addition to the X family gives you some real reach. It’s official, Fuji X-series cameras now have a telephoto zoom lens. It’s not the fastest, smallest or lightest […]

Spring Show 2013 Seminars Revealed!

Inspiration Guaranteed This year’s show will be our biggest and best ever with support from all our key suppliers. Their experts will all be on hand to guide you through […]

Panasonic launch new GF6

Professional quality in your pocket. The latest edition to the Panasonic G series is the new Panasonic GF6. The GF shows off just how small you can make a camera […]

Nikon Firmware updates April 2013

Nikon have released their latest batch of updates for their DSLR cameras. If you’ve got a Nikon D4, D800, D600 or D3200 you are due an upgrade. D4 Firmware Update […]

Canon launch the NEW Canon EOS 100D and EOS 700D

Canon have confirmed the latest additions to their entry level lineup. Canon EOS 700D. Featuring an 18megapixel APS-C Hybrid CMOS Sensor, the same found in the EOS 650D, and Digic […]

Nikon UK Cashback available

Nikon have announced their new cashback offers. D3100 £30 cashback D3200 £40 cashback D5100 £40 cashback D5200 £50 cashback D7000 £100 cashback D600 £150 cashback Definitely worth checking out. Even […]

IS Binoculars – How Canon re-invented Binoculars

Binoculars were invented over 400 years ago, now there are thousands of different models to choose from. Canon have made huge advancements on the original design, incorporating some of their […]

Best Binoculars for Birdwatching

How do you pick the best binoculars for Birdwatching? Where do you go to try them? These seemingly easy to answer questions are becoming more and more difficult to answer, […]

Canon Cashback; Top 5 cashback products

There’s just 4 more days to make the most of Canon’s winter cashback. Here’s a list of my personal top 5 Canon products with cashback available before the 24th January. […]

Nikon Coolpix S800c Review; Angry Cameras

The new Nikon Coopix S800c is the first Nikon digital camera to be built around an Android operating system, seemingly merging the Digital Camera and Camera phone categories. Whilst the […]

NEW Tamron 70-200mm and 90mm Macro

Tamron to update two old favourites. Tamron lenses have come on leaps and bounds, from their humble beginnings to their new VC and USD technology. Tamron will be launching a new SP […]

A guide to Christmas Cashback

Ho ho ho, Merry Cashback. Even camera companies get excited for Christmas, rolling out cashback and buying incentives across the ranges. Here’s a quick guide to the best deals around. […]

NEW Nikon D5200

The upgrade to the Nikon D5200 is here. The long awaited replacement to the D5100 has landed. The new D5200 features a 24.1mp sensor, backed up with an EXPEED 3 […]

Fuji X-E1: Hands on Review

After yesterdays post, where I admitted my love for the Fuji X series, I’m at it again. This time it’s to update you on the Fuji X-E1. Having used the Fuji X-Pro […]

Fuji X-E1 In Stock

The exciting new Fuji X-E1 is in-stock at Castle Cameras. There is a point at which working in a camera shop numbs you to exciting new products. It’s a sad […]

Post Photokina 2012: More cameras to lust after.

This year’s Photokina has rocked the photography world with more releases than one could shake a stick at. Here’s what’s happened. Canon: Canon put the rumour world to bed just […]

Fuji X-Pro 1 Firmware V.2.00 Released

Fuji have released the latest firmware update for their compact X-Pro system. The Fuji X-Pro 1 now gets V.2.00 and new models will be shipping with this shortly. The biggest […]

Canon EOS 6D Vs Nikon D600: Who gets your money?

Canon and Nikon both confirm entry level full frame cameras, but how do they stack up? Thanks to the rumour-mill there’s been no great surprises at either of the past […]

Canon EOS 6D Preview: Little body, big sensor.

Today Canon announced the EOS 6D, the worlds lightest full frame DSLR. The EOS 6D is the answer to Nikons D600. The new DSLR boasts; 20 megapixel full frame CMOS […]

Nikon D600 Preview: I AM SOMETHING.

Following Nikon’s launch of the first ‘affordable’ FX camera, I thought I’d give a round up of who is saying what about it. The Nikon D600 is undeniably going to […]

Sony Alpha 99: All but confirmed.

The new full frame Sony Alpha 99; the first full frame Sony SLT. Users of the ageing Sony Alpha 900 have been gagging for a new full frame camera from […]

Pentax Q10 Confirmed: Another small sensor compact

Pentax next instalment of the Q series of cameras, the Pentax Q10. Specs for the Pentax Q10 have been released. Boasting a new 12.4 megapixel CMOS sensor, and ISO range of 100-6400, […]

Sony RX1 Leaked: Full Frame Compact Camera

The new full frame Sony RX1 has leaked today, a £2000 compact camera? After weeks of speculation the Sony RX1 has leaked. Everyone expected a full frame pro level Sony […]

Sony PlayMemories Preview

Sony launch PlayMemories teaser site. With the announcement of the NEX 5-R and the impending NEX 6 came a new line of Camera Apps. Whilst Nikon and Samsung are producing […]

Fuji X-E1 Preview

Fuji have announced the Fujifilm X-E1. The follow up to the highly acclaimed Fuji X-Pro 1, the X-E1 boasts many of the same features with a price tag more suited […]

Fujifilm Velvia 100f Discontinued

Fuji have announced that the Fujifilm Velvia 100f slide film has been discontinued. Kodak recently announced they would discontinue all Kodachrome film after filing for Bankruptcy. (via Gizmodo) Fujifilm Velvia […]

Photokina Rumours 2012

Photokina takes place in Cologne, Germany, 18-23rd September 2012. Rumours surrounding product launches at the show have been going for some time. Over the next few blog posts you’ll find […]

Canon launch the NEW Canon EOS 650D – available for pre-order.

Pre-Order the new Canon EOS 650D with just £100 Deposit! All pre-orders will receive a FREE Canon gadget bag worth £79.99! Due Mid June, £699 body only. Canon have announced […]

Gear Review: Lowepro Field Station Review

Lowepro Field Station (photo copyright James Coombes) We’ve got a couple of Spring themed gear reviews and tests coming up for you guys. Themed is the word. We’re kicking off […]

Canon announce new EOS 1D X

Canon UK have this morning announced the new flagship Canon EOS 1D X. Available for pre-order at just £100.00! Placing itself firmly at the top of Canon’s DSLR range the […]

Sony Events November/December 2011

We’ve teamed up with Sony to give you TWO chances to get your hands on the newest releases to their Alpha and NEX ranges. We’ll be running offers on both […]

New Sony Technology

Following up from the Hands On of the NEW Sony Alpha 77 and Alpha 65 comes a guide to some of the new technology behind them. Sony have long been […]

Canon reveal new compact line up.

Canon have announced 2 new cameras into their Compact line up, the Canon Powershot S100 and the Canon Powershot SX40 HS. Replacing the ever popular Powershot S95 the Powershot S100 […]

Fuji X10: What a looker

Fuji have announced the next model in their X range, the Fuji FinePix X10, launching late October at £529.00. What an incredible looking camera! Our first though, ‘that looks an […]

September, back to school and a heap of lower prices.

Good news as the kids go back to school. We are busy checking our September pricing which will come into effect next week.  We have already made a few reductions […]

Introducing the Canon EOS 60D 17-85 IS – the perfect DSLR for creative photographers

Here’s a DSLR that’s sure to make all serious hobbyist photographers with a creative flare salivate and say “I want one!” Canon’s EOS 60D is the replacement for the much […]

Five things to photograph this weekend

Yay, it’s the weekend! We’ll be out taking photographs and hope you’ll get out and about with your camera too. If you’ve yet to decide what to photograph, here are […]

Things to photograph this weekend: British Pedal Car GP

If you’re a motor racing fan, it can’t have escaped your attention that it’s the F1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend. But if you can’t make it to […]

Nikon Coolpix P100 – perfect for festival photography

It’s the Glastonbury music festival this weekend and many festival goers will be hoping to snap some photographs of their favourite bands and stars, or just capture pictures of themselves […]

Don’t forget to print your photographs!

Digital cameras make taking photos a breeze, even if you don’t have lots of photography experience. But while there are more people than ever snapping away, a large proportion of […]

Capture perfect sports photography with a Panasonic Lumix G1

With the World Cup now just weeks away and Wimbledon fast approaching, sport is uppermost in many people’s minds and there’s never been a better time to get into sports […]

Focus on… Photographing animals

Wildlife and animals are one of the most popular subjects to photograph for both amateur and professional photographers. Dorset and Wiltshire offer a plethora of places to snap all kinds […]

Photographers get chance to steam ahead in Swanage

Steam train enthusiasts have a fantastic opportunity to go behind the scenes on a local railway this weekend. There will be a plethora of chances for railway photographers to get […]

Marcus Dodd wins Rallye Sunseeker 2010

Poole-based rally driver Marcus Dodd took the title at the 2010 Rallye Sunseeker last weekend. It is the seventh time he has won the event, which was scaled down this […]

“Better not bigger” – Bournemouth Air Festival 2010

Bournemouth Air Festival is so successful it can’t get any bigger, Air Festival director Jon Weaver told the Bournemouth Echo yesterday. Instead, the 2010 event promises to be better than […]

Rallye Sunseeker 2010 this weekend!

Fans of motorsport photography will be gathering in Bournemouth and Poole this weekend for the eagerly anticipated Rallye Sunseeker 2010 event. Now in its 25th year, this event is part […]

Underwater photography winners announced

The winning images in the Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Dorset Seasearch Underwater Photography Competition have been revealed. Designed to capture telling images of the little-known world under the seas around Dorset’s […]

Half term happy snapping

It’s raining in Bournemouth, which means it must be half term week. Hopefully despite the less than lovely weather today, you’re getting out and about with your family and taking […]

Booming chance to photograph bitterns

Keen bird photographers may soon have the chance to photograph the rare bittern at Radipole Lake near Weymouth. Restoration work at the lake has helped clean up its reed beds […]