Fujifilm X-T2 accessories


Along with the exciting X-T2 launch, Fujifilm have announced some new accessories.

EF-X500

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The EF-X500 is a hot-shoe mount flash with the maximum guide number of approx. 50*1. Its support for the FP mode (high-speed flash sync) means the flash can be fired at any shutter speed. This means you can concentrate on shooting when a faster shutter speed is required, for example, in order to use a near-maximum aperture to produce beautiful bokeh.

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EF-X500 also supports multi-flash lighting. Set up multiple flashes to freely control light on a subject and background for a creative result. TTL lighting control is available with single flash and also in the multi-flash setup, so that you can start shooting without having to make cumbersome adjustments to light output.

Coming in at £449.99

VPB-XT2

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An all new battery grip designed specifically for the X-T2, featuring dual battery tray, joystick control and a power boost button to raise the X-T2’s performance including increased frame rate and viewfinder refresh rate. When fitted to the camera, the X-T2 will be capable of over 1000 shots on a single charge.

Available in September, £299.99, £100 off when you pre-order the X-T2!

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Gossen Sixtomat F2 review


Gossen Sixtomat

 

We have begun to stock a new range of light meters. Essential for not just the studio photographers out there, but with added features for landscape and portrait photographers too.

Measuring ambient, incident flash and reflected light readings, the Gossen Sixtomat F2 is the swiss army knife of light-meters.

It has the ability to pre-select the aperture you need to create the desired depth of field and then take a meter reading from there to determine the shutter speed required for first time exposure accuracy, every time. With 1/10 stop accuracy for measurement and the ability to check the contrast range within your subject, you can be sure that your image will be exactly as you expect, removing any guesswork or trial & error.

For the studio the Sixtomat F2 can be operated in either corded flash mode or un corded flash mode, dependant on your requirements and to create greater depth of field in your subject, multiple exposure calculations can be achieved in the meter without needing a reference chart or scale.

When shooting with fill in flash for creative effect the Sixtomat F2 can display the ratio between flash and ambient light, ensuring that your flash equipment is set up to produce exactly the result you imagined.

The Sixtomat F2 even excels at night and can be used to determine exposure levels for up to 60 minutes making it ideal for creating star-scape images, panoramas and night scenes.

The Gossen Sixtomat F2 is available now from Castle Cameras for £149.

New cameras from Canon


Canon has been busy!  Today they unveil 8 new products, which includes a new entry-level DSLR, an exciting new companion App, high performance Macro Ring Lite and 5 new DSC models.

EOS 1200D – Embrace every opportunity


Capture the emotion of the moment, with a DSLR camera that’s easy to use and delivers results you’ll love.

  • Record life’s special moments with high quality photos and movies
  • Capture detail and ambience, even in dark conditions
  • Shoot with the right settings using Scene Intelligent Auto mode
  • Simple step-by-step Feature Guide and EOS Companion app
  • Enhance your memories and be artistic with Creative filters
  • Change your view with Canon EF and EF-S lenses

EOS 1200D Companion App – Get the best start in photography with the EOS 1200D and Companion app


Get to know your EOS 1200D. Learn the basics of DSLR photography with step-by-step exercises and hands-on video tutorials. Practical assignments will help you find new subjects and shooting styles.

  • Feel comfortable using your EOS 1200D with a button guide
  • Discover the basics of DSLR photography with video tutorials
  • Learn new skills and improve your photography, with step by step exercises
  • Be inspired! Discover new subjects and new photographic styles

Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II – Lighting up the macro world

A high performance Macrolite flash delivering creative lighting solutions for photographers shooting close-up images, both on location and in the studio.

  • Ring-flash design for versatile lighting when shooting close-up
  • Powerful performance with guide number 14 (ISO 100, m)
  • Independently variable dual flash tubes for creative lighting control
  • LED modelling lamps make composition and focusing easier
  • Quick and easy to use: controllable from camera or flash

PowerShot G1 X Mark II – DSLR-like performance. PowerShot portability


With its large sensor and fast f/2 zoom lens, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II delivers DSLR-like performance and versatility from the body of a compact camera.

  • DSLR-level image quality from a large 1.5-type sensor
  • Work in a range of situations with a bright f/2, 5x zoom lens
  • DIGIC 6 processing for fast response and superb quality
  • Intuitive handling, with Dual Control Rings
  • Wi-Fi for remote shooting and wireless backup

PowerShot D30 – Shoot deeper underwater


Enjoy advanced underwater performance down to 25m with the tough and reliable PowerShot D30. Ideal for every outdoor adventure it features HS System for superb shots and GPS to track the thrills.

  • Shoot underwater down to 25m
  • Shockproof (2 m) and freezeproof (-10 oC) for taking on any adventure
  • Excellent results in any light with HS System
  • Intelligent IS keeps your photos and movies sharp and steady
  • Keep track of your travels with GPS and Logger

PowerShot SX700 HS – Travel light with an ultra compact 30x zoom

Travel light with the ultra-compact PowerShot SX700 HS, which packs a big 30x zoom for superb long distance close ups plus HS System, Full HD 60fps movies and Wi-Fi with NFC for quick and easy sharing.

  • Travel light with an ultra compact 30x optical zoom
  • Shoot superb images day or night with 16.1MP HS System
  • Sharp shots and smooth, steady movies with Intelligent IS
  • Connect, share and backup easily with Wi-Fi and NFC
  • Capture rich in detail and smooth Full HD movies at 60fps

IXUS 150 – Sharp style and results


It’s easy to shoot sharp, detailed photos and movies with this slim, stylish 16 Megapixel IXUS that’s equipped with an 8x optical zoom and optical Image Stabilizer, and is small enough to fit in your pocket.

  • Focus on the style with a slim, easy to use IXUS
  • Capture fine detail and crop further with 16 Megapixels
  • Get close with 8x optical zoom and 16x ZoomPlus
  • No more shaky photos or videos with Intelligent IS
  • Beautiful shots with one simple click using Smart Auto

IXUS 145 – Point and shoot in style


Just point and shoot and this slim, attractive 16 Megapixel IXUS with Smart Auto will take care of camera settings for you – so you can enjoy beautiful Canon quality photos and HD movies every time.

  • Focus on the style with a slim, easy to use IXUS
  • Capture fine detail and crop further with 16 Megapixels
  • Get close with 8x optical zoom and 16x ZoomPlus
  • Beautiful shots with one simple click using Smart Auto
  • Easy viewing and sharing with 6.8 cm (2.7”) LCD

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