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The Latest from MPB

  • 2015-03-27 12:00:00

    Easter wouldn’t be complete without an egg hunt so we’ve hidden 6 around the site for you to find. Each has a code attached which will reveal a secret message once all are found and put together. Can you find them all for a chance to win a basket full of photography goodies and Easter treats?

     

     

    How to Enter

    To enter you will need to find all 6 eggs and decipher the hidden message. Once you’ve done this, send your answer to use at showcase[at]mpbphotographic.co.uk and include the following details:

     

    • Full name
    • Email address
    • Postal address (the address we should send the prize to if you win)
    • A list of the codes and where you found them

     

    Please be aware that entries submitted in the comments section will not be accepted!

     

    The competition will close at midnight on Sunday 5th April 2015 and three winners will be selected at random from all of the correct entries on Monday 6th.

     

    Remember, it’s best not to share your answers as this will reduce your chance of winning!

     

    Here’s an egg to get you started. Good luck and happy hunting!

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    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    • Only ONE entry will be accepted per household, and per person.
    • Our competitions are open to residents of the European Union, aged 18 years or over, except for employees of MPB Photographic, their families or anyone else associated with the particular competition.
    • All information detailing how to enter our competitions forms part of these terms and conditions. It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the competitor agrees to abide by these rules. Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions.
    • All entries should be submitted via email to showcase(at)mpbphotographic.co.uk.
    • Prizes are non-transferable and have no alternative cash value.
    • Winners will be contacted within 7 working days of the competition closing date. Prizes not claimed within 3 calendar months of winning date will be forfeit.
    • MPB Photographic retains the right to alter these Terms and Conditions at any time.
    • English law applies and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts shall prevail.
     
    MPB Easter Egg Hunt 2015

    MPB Easter Egg Hunt 2015

    Find all the hidden eggs for the chance to win some photography treats!... Read More

  • 2014-12-26 12:00:00

    Update: This competition is now closed!

     

    Were you lucky enough to get some new kit this Christmas? Get creative with your new gear and share your festive photos for your chance to win a bundle of photography treats! We will be picking and sharing our favourite photos throughout the competition and one overall one overall winner will be selected once the competition has closed.

     

    To enter, just follow these steps:

    • Take your photo on whatever device you choose. DSLR, point and shoot camera, phone: it’s up to you!
    • Share on either Twitter or Instagram and make sure you photo is visible publicly.
    • Tell us what’s in the photo, use the hashtag #mpbchristmaskit and tag @mpbcom in the description. Please be sure to tag us as your entry may not be accepted otherwise!
    • Take a look at the other entries by searching the hashtag!

     

    Entries will be accepted until midnight on Wednesday 31st December when the competition will close. A winner will be announced on Friday 2nd January!

    Please make sure you read the rules before entering. We can't wait to see your photos!

     

     

    The Rules

    Entrants: Our competitions are open to residents of the European Union, aged 18 years or over, except for employees of MPB Photographic, their families or anyone else associated with the particular competition.

    Quantity of entries: You may submit up to 1 image per day.

    Image eligibility:

    • Images that have won or been in the running for any previous competition may not be submitted.
    • Only images uploaded within the competition entry period will be eligible. This means older images with the hashtag #mpbchristmascamera applied retrospectively will not be accepted.
    • Entries deemed to be obscene or offensive will be rejected.

    Image copyright: Entries must be your own (you own the rights to the image) and must not have been used commercially. It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that any images they submit are taken with the permission of the subject and do not infringe any laws or the copyright of any third party. Entries will be accepted at the discretion of MPB and MPB reserve the right to request original image files to ensure ownership of an image.

    Reproduction rights and your copyright: Copyright in all images submitted for MPB competitions remains with the respective entrants. However, by participating in a competition, each entrant grants MPB permission to use their entry in promotional material connected with that and any other competition run by MPB. Should an entrant wish for their entry to be removed, a request should be submitted to showcase[at]mpbphotographic.co.uk and the image will be removed as soon as possible. MPB will not be held responsible for any third party sharing of entries through social media.

    Entry:

    • Images should be submitted with all the required details through the means stated.
    • MPB cannot take responsibility for entries not received due to errors made during submission by the entrant or for faults in a third party service, eg. Twitter, which may prevent an entry from being submitted.
    • All information detailing how to enter our competitions forms part of these terms and conditions. It is a condition of entry that all the rules are accepted as final and the competitor agrees to abide by these rules. Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions.
    • Only six entries per person in total. Late, ineligible, defaced or corrupt images will not be accepted.


    Digital manipulation: You may use digital manipulation which emulates darkroom techniques to optimise an image. You may also use filters and frames provided by Instagram and third party apps. It is important that the content and context of the original image remains intact. As such, you may crop and image but may not add or remove key elements of the composition. Entries will be accepted at the discretion of MPB and MPB reserve the right to request original image files to ensure the integrity of an image.

    Judging: One winner will be selected by MPB. Winners will be contacted within 7 days.

    Prizes: Prizes are non-transferable and no cash equivalent will be offered. MPB reserve the right to change the prize to a comparable alternative due to unforeseen circumstances. Prizes not claimed within 3 months of the notification date will be forfeit.

    The rules: MPB reserve the right to alter these terms and conditions at any time. Revised rules will be posted in this section and it is the entrant's responsibility to review this section. Any breach of these rules by the entrant may result in their entry becoming void. If a breach has occurred but is discovered after a prize is awarded, MPB may request the return of the prize.

    Christmas Kit Photo Competition!

    Christmas Kit Photo Competition!

    Share photos taken with your new gear for a chance to win!... Read More

  • 2014-12-23 12:00:00

    Update: This competition is now closed!

     

    It's the final round of our mystery item competition and there is a final stocking up for grabs, brimming with photography treats! Can you identify the item for a chance to win?

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    We want to see if you can identify our mystery item using your only your powers of deduction and few clues. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is let us know what you think it is!

     

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    How to Enter

    Once you think you know the answer send us a private message on Facebook or email us at showcase[at]mpbphotographic.co.uk with the following details:

     

    • Full name
    • Email address
    • Postal address (the address we will send the prize to if you win)
    • Your answer. We will be looking for the complete model title!

     

    Please be aware that entries submitted in the comments section will not be accepted!

    The competition will close at midnight on Tuesday 23rd December 2014 with a winner selected at random from the correct entries on Wednesday 24th. Remember, it’s best not to share your answers as this will reduce your chance of winning and you may be disqualified if you do so!

     

     

     

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

    • Only ONE entry will be accepted per household, and per person.
    • Our competitions are open to residents of the European Union, aged 18 years or over, except for employees of MPB Photographic, their families or anyone else associated with the particular competition.
    • All information detailing how to enter our competitions forms part of these terms and conditions. It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the competitor agrees to abide by these rules. Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions.
    • All entries should be submitted via email to showcase(at)mpbphotographic.co.uk or via private message on Facebook.
    • Prizes are non-transferable and have no alternative cash value.
    • Winners will be contacted within 7 working days of the competition closing date. Prizes not claimed within 3 calendar months of winning date will be forfeit.
    • MPB Photographic retains the right to alter these Terms and Conditions at any time.
    • English law applies and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts shall prevail.
    Guess the Mystery Item - Part 3!

    Guess the Mystery Item - Part 3!

    A final chance to win a stocking full of treats!... Read More

  • 2014-12-21 12:00:00

    Update: This competition is now closed!

     

    Lots of you had a guess at the identity of our first mystery item. Stay tuned, we will be revealing it's identity and the winner tomorrow! In the meantime, here's a secondchance to guess the kit to win a stocking brimming with photography goodness!

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    We want to see if you can identify our mystery item using your only your powers of deduction and few clues. We’ll be sharing hints on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram throughout Sunday and Monday. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is let us know what you think it is!

     

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    How to Enter

    Once you think you know the answer send us a private message on Facebook or email us at showcase[at]mpbphotographic.co.uk with the following details:

     

    • Full name
    • Email address
    • Postal address (the address we will send the prize to if you win)
    • Your answer. We will be looking for the complete model title!

     

    Please be aware that entries submitted in the comments section will not be accepted!

    The competition will close at midnight on Monday 22nd December 2014 with a winner selected at random from the correct entries on Tuesday 23rd. Remember, it’s best not to share your answers as this will reduce your chance of winning and you may be disqualified if you do so!

     

     

     

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

    • Only ONE entry will be accepted per household, and per person.
    • Our competitions are open to residents of the European Union, aged 18 years or over, except for employees of MPB Photographic, their families or anyone else associated with the particular competition.
    • All information detailing how to enter our competitions forms part of these terms and conditions. It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the competitor agrees to abide by these rules. Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions.
    • All entries should be submitted via email to showcase(at)mpbphotographic.co.uk or via private message on Facebook.
    • Prizes are non-transferable and have no alternative cash value.
    • Winners will be contacted within 7 working days of the competition closing date. Prizes not claimed within 3 calendar months of winning date will be forfeit.
    • MPB Photographic retains the right to alter these Terms and Conditions at any time.
    • English law applies and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts shall prevail.
    Guess the Mystery Item - Part 2!

    Guess the Mystery Item - Part 2!

    Another chance to win by identifying the mystery kit!... Read More

The Latest from the Industry

  • 2015-04-17 12:00:00

    Miss any of this week’s photography news? Here are our favourite stories from around the web this week!

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    • Canon 5D IV may come in 2 variants: one for video, one for stills - via Canon Watch
    • The Canon 5DS and 5DS R manuals are now available - via Canon Europe
    • This gent puts us to shame for complaining about carrying our gear - via ISO1200
    • Following April fools, Magic Lantern are facing a backlash for their blue screen of death prank - via PetaPixel
    • This video reminds us that photography reaches far beyond landscape and portraiture - via Beazknees on Vimeo
    • Science shows us a future where cameras could become self-powered - via PetaPixel
    • Instagram user Jaques LaMerde shows us how to make junk food look high end - via Instagram

     

    Did we miss anything? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter or in the comments below!

    Best of the Week!

    Best of the Week!

    Canon 5D IV rumours, 5DS manuals, high end junk food photography and more!... Read More

  • 2015-04-02 12:00:00

    Here's our weekly run down of all things photographic from the week just gone!

     

    Nikon 1 J5 Announced

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    See Nikon’s product page or take a look at our breakdown of the key features. If you’re interested in upgrading, send us your details for a part exchange quote today!

     

     

    April Fools

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    You were too sharp to be fooled by our tall tale about Canon and Nikon working together on dual mount lenses. And PetaPixel share details of the tablet selfie stick which we hope is an April fools gone too far.

     

     

    Happy Easter!

    This week we have been running our annual Easter egg hunt. There are 6 eggs with codes hidden around the site and there’s still time to find them!

     

     

    What are your favourite photography stories from this week? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter or in the comments below!

     

     

    Best of the Week!

    Best of the Week!

    New Nikon gear, April fools and an Easter egg hunt!... Read More

  • 2015-04-02 12:00:00

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    Nikon have once again added to their CSC range with the 1 J5. With a new retro look, the camera is a departure from previous models which hails in a new era for the range. With more external controls, including a programmable function button, intervalometer and up to 60fps continuous shooting, this should be an exciting little camera. However, some may be disappointed that the J5 retains the 1 inch format sensor and that 4K video can only be shot at 15fps.

     

     

    Key Specifications

     

    Sensor: 20.8MP CX format CMOS

    Screen: adjustable touchscreen

    Autofocus: 171 points

    ISO: 160-12,800

    Burst: 20fps with AF, 60fps fixed focus

    Video: 4K at 15 fps

                1080p at 30, 60 fps

                720p at 30, 60, 120 fps

    Flash: Pop-up

    Connectivity: WiFi and NFC enabled

     

     

    The Nikon 1 J5 is expected to be shipping by early May, priced at £349 body only. For more details or for to receive a quote for upgrade, you can call our dedicated sales line on 0845 459 0101 or fill in our online form today!

    Nikon Reveal the J5

    Nikon Reveal the J5

    Nikon announce CSC with 4K video and upto 60fps continuous shooting!... Read More

  • 2015-04-01 12:00:00

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    In an unusual twist it seems that we may see the two market giants merge to produce a line of dual mount lenses.

    Details are brief at this stage but it seems that, after years of competing for market share, Canon and Nikon could be working to add greater flexibility for consumers. This could well be a godsend for those looking to swap systems in future or those looking to experiment across brands!

     

    Would you have use for a dual mount lens? Are there any other areas you would like to see Canon and Nikon collaborating? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter or in the comments below!

    Canikon Dual Lens Mount Rumour

    Canikon Dual Lens Mount Rumour

    Could the two giants be collaborating?... Read More