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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

  • 2015-03-21 12:00:00

    Solar Eclipse 2015

    Did you see the “breathtaking” eclipse of 2015? The BBC and Flickr have a round up of some of the best images captured, whilst The Guardian take a look through images from those of us who were sorely disappointed.

     

     

    More Reductions!

    We've just reduced a host of items including cameras, lenses and accessories! Take a look through all of our reduced stock to see if you can snag a bargain.

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     Canon EOS 5D II        |        Nikon D800

     

     

    Test your Photo Knowledge  

     

    Digital camera world this week challenged us to “The hardest photography quiz you will ever take” but you rose to the challenge and got some pretty good results! 

     

     

    Beautiful Images in your Browser 

    Thanks to Flickr’s new Chrome extension, you can now beautify your browser with images in every new tab! 

     

     

    Composition Tips 

    Featuring the work of Steve McCurry, this video features 9 classic composition tips with helpful visualisations for each.

     

     

    Photoshop Experts Vs. Photoshop 1.0

    Photoshop experts are totally baffled by Photoshop 1.0. “I only get one undo?”

     

     

    Photoshop Shortcuts

    For the more up to date versions, here are a few handy Photoshop shortcuts to add to your arsenal, all using the shift key.

     

     

    Did we miss anything? Share your favourite photography stories from the week on Facebook and Twitter or in the comments below!

    Best of the Week!

    Best of the Week!

    Solar eclipse photography, a test of your photography knowledge and more reductions!... Read More

  • 2015-03-13 12:00:00

    Spring Cashback!

     

    If you’re looking to upgrade ahead of the summer, make sure you take advantage of the current cashback offers from Canon and Nikon. There’s up to £250 to be claimed back from Canon on a range of cameras, lenses and flash accessories, and up to £275 can be claimed from Nikon on a variety of lenses with bonus cashback if you purchase with an eligible DSLR!

    Take a look at the full lists  of eligible Canon and Nikon gear and send us a part exchange enquiry through our online form to receive a quote!

     

     

     

    Ricoh Returns Photos to Japan’s Tsunami Victims

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    This is the touching story of how Ricoh has been restoring hundreds of thousands of lost and damaged photos caught up in the Japanese tsunami of 2011. Through their ‘Save the Memory’ project, they have been working for years to clean, digitise, log and reprint the dirty and damaged photos with the aim of reuniting them with their owners.

    You can take a look at the processes used to restore the photographs in this Photoxels write up and full details can be found through the project’s official site.

     

     

     

    Canon Rumours

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    Two interesting rumours have sprung up this week in the Canon camp. Firstly it seems that the EF 50mm f/1.2 L may be due an upgrade. It’s hoped that a new floating element will deal with issues that some users have had with focus shift in the current model.

    Secondly, and very good news for those awaiting a response to the growth of 4K video in the compact market, Canon may soon make its move. In a recent interview, Canon’s Masaya Maeda suggested that they “have every intention of addressing this need in future products”; the most promising indication yet that Canon intend to make use of 4K technology in its DSLR range.

     

     

     

    Reductions!

     

    We’ve just reduced loads of our stock including Canon and Nikon DSLRs, compact system cameras from Olympus, Sony and Panasonic, as well as loads of lenses for each. Take a look as soon as you can because once they’re gone, they’re gone!

     

    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!

    Savings with cashback and reductions, rumours and rescuing photos damaged in a tsunamin!... Read More

  • 2015-03-10 12:00:00

    If you’re looking to upgrade in preparation for the summer, now is the perfect time! Nikon have just unveiled their latest cashback offers on a range of lenses and a number DSLR bonus offers to compliment these.

    Take a look through the eligible items below and let us know what you would like to exchange through our online form. We can send a commitment free quote to you within 1 working day and can arrange free courier collection and delivery. Once you have your new equipment, you can claim up to £275 cashback from Nikon directly!

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    DX Lenses

     

    AF-S 35mm f/1.8 G DX - £20

    AF-S 40mm f/2.8 G ED DX Micro - £25

    AF-S 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED DX VR - £60

    AF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED DX VR II - £80

    AF-S 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 G DX - £90

    AF-S 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED DX VR - £90

     

     

    FX Lenses

     

    AF-S 85mm f/1.8 G - £50

    AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G VR IF-ED - £60

    AF-S 105mm f/2.8 G IF-ED VR Micro - £90

    AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR - £90

    AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8 G ED - £175

    AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8 G ED VR II -  £225

    AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G ED VR - £275

     

     

    DSLR Bonus Offers

     

    Purchase your eligible Nikon lens with one of three new DSLRs and you can claim an extra bonus offer through Nikon!

     

    Eligible Lens + D7100

    Choose one of the following bonus offers:

    • £100 cashback
    • MB-D15 battery grip
    • Learn and Explore training course (London)

     

     

    Eligible Lens + D610

    Choose one of the following bonus offers:

    • £125 cashback
    • MB-D14 battery grip
    • Learn and Explore training course (London)

     

     

    Eligible Lens + D750

    Choose one of the following bonus offers:

    • £150 cashback
    • MB-D16 battery grip
    • Learn and Explore training course (London)

     

     

    Need advice on upgrading or more information on our part exchange service? Just drop us an email or give our dedicated sales team a call on 0845 459 0101!

    For full terms and conditions and more information on how to claim cashback, take a look at the Nikon website.

    Nikon Spring Cashback Offers

    Nikon Spring Cashback Offers

    Spring cashback offers on Nikon selected lenses and DSLRs!... Read More

  • 2015-03-10 12:00:00

    Canon have unveiled a new round of cashback offers for spring. So if you’re looking to upgrade in preparation for the summer, there’s no better time to do it!

    Take a look through the eligible items below and let us know what you would like to exchange through our online form. We can send a commitment free quote to you within 1 working day and can arrange free courier collection and delivery. Once you have your new equipment, you can claim up to £250 cashback from Canon directly!

     

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    DSLRs

     

    EOS 5D III - £250 cashback

    EOS 6D - £100 cashback

    EOS 70D - £50 cashback

     

     

    Lenses

     

    EF 16-35mm f/4 L IS USM - £80 cashback

    EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM - £165 cashback

    EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM - £80 cashback

    EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM - £80 cashback

    EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM - £50 cashback

    EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM - £50 cashback

     

     

    Flash

     

    Speedlite 600 EX-RT - £55 cashback

    Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX - £80 cashback

    Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II - £50 cashback

     

     

     

    Need advice on upgrading or more information on our part exchange service? Just drop us an email or give our dedicated sales team a call on 0845 459 0101!

    For full terms and conditions and more information on how to claim cashback, take a look at the Canon website.

    Canon Spring Cashback Offers

    Canon Spring Cashback Offers

    Up to £100 cashback on the 5D III, 6D & 70D as well as lenses & accessories!... Read More