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  • 2014-11-21 12:00:00

    Sony Announce the A7 II

    The first full frame camera to boast 5 axis image stabilisation, many Sony users will also be pleased to hear that the autofocus is up to 30% faster on this powerful little camera. With the A7s receiving such high praise, there will be many keen to get their hands on this!

     

     

    MPB Gift Guides

    Looking for some ideas for your Christmas list or shopping for a photographer this festive season? Take a look at our gift guides for some inspiration and ideas. There are gifts to suit every price range and ability level whether, beginner, keen amateur or pro!

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    Nikon Rumours

    This week has seen a couple of rumours surface concerning lenses in particular. Next in line to get Nikon’s fluorine coat seems to be the 600mm with patents filed for a Nikon 600mm f/4 FL.

    Secondly, Nikon look set to add to their very popular range of f/1.8 prime lenses with the Nikkor 24mm f/1.8. If the rumours are correct, it could be announced as early as next year.

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  • 2014-11-14 12:00:00

    What’s been happening this week in the world of photography? Here are our favourite stories!

     

    Featured Photographer: Matt Martin

    In our latest video, we chat to photographer, curator and publisher Matt Martin about his work and ongoing project Photocopy Club.

     

     

     

    Canon Announce the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM

    16 years after the original was announced the EF 100-400mm finally gets an upgrade. With improvements to minimum focusing distance, stabilisation and now including a traditional rotating zoom ring there are going to be many photographers looking forward to adding this to their kit bag. Interested in a part exchange? Get a quote!

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    Phase One Mirrorless System

    Details are limited for now but it’s become clear that Phase One are set to announce a new medium format mirrorless system.

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    #mpbfireworks Winner Announced

    We announced the winner of our #mpbfireworks photo competition. Charlotte Rawles took the prize with her shot showing her daughter asleep at a fireworks display. We really thought it captured the mood of bonfire night!

     

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  • 2014-11-07 12:00:00

    Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Winners Kit

    We took a look at the kit behind the winning images at this years Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Some of the gear used may surprise you!

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    #mpbfireworks Photo Competition

    We’ve seen lots of fantastic entries for our most recent and slightly different photo competition. There’s still time to enter so take a look at the details here!

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    Leaked Pictures of the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II

    Rumours have been building for a while but finally, a decade after the first was released, it seems that an image of the new EF 100-400mm has made it into the public domain. Looking similar in form to the EF 70-300mm L, it is touted for announcement next year.

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    A Look Inside the Canon EOS 7D II

    For those really into their tech, the guys at Lens Rentals have prized apart a 7D II so you don’t have to! Looking for improved weather sealing, which they found, they also came across a number of differences between this model and it’s predecessor. 

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    Berlin Wall 25 Years On

    This week marks 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall making this the perfect time to reacquaint yourself with Mark Power’s series examining the era.

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  • 2014-10-31 12:00:00

    It’s been a spooky week in the world of photography so here’s our round up of our favourite Halloween stories.

     

    Photoshop Murder Mystery

    Adobe have been asking for help in solving the mysterious murder of Professor Photoheim through a series of Photoshop documents. Using your skills you must find the clues and catch the culprit. Who done it? 

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    Creepy Costumes from Times Gone By

    The Guardian curate a selection of vintage photographs depicting some creepy Halloween costumes from the past. 

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    Ambitious Pumpkin Carving

    Photographer and artist Nic Persinger has brought pumpkin carving and photography together by making a functioning Polaroid camera using a Holga lens, Polaroid back and a pumpkin.

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    How to Make a Head in a Jar Prop

    It only takes a few household items and a bit of photo editing know-how to put together this spooky prop.

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    Photographs Inspired by Nightmars

    Shared by earlier this year but worth another look, Feature Shoot speak with Arthur Tress about his series depicting haunting visions from children’s nightmares.

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