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Our eagerly-awaited, bumper Christmas Newsletter is back with a bang! Except this year we have a prize hoard that will make the Grinch even greener with envy!

This year's stash is so big that Santa would struggle to get it all in his sleigh! We know you won't be disappointed, and there is such a wide variety of prizes on offer that we're sure there's the perfect gift for each and every photography lover! The newsletter is bigger than ever this year, with not just 25 but 31 days of glorious gift giveaways for you, our lovely members, to look forward to!

We know you've all been on your best behaviour, so we can guarantee that every single one of you will win a prize! Plus, we know that this year's offerings are going to make all photography enthusiasts giddier than a 6-year-old on Christmas eve!

There are special offers and new products galore up for grabs from our extremely generous clients this year, and Phase One are giving a gift away every day throughout December! Each day a new prize draw will be unveiled, so let the newsletter be your elongated advent calendar and come by every morning in December to see what you could win! On Christmas day, everyone will win 2 gifts to virtually unwrap from the generous folks at foliopic and Albelli!

To give you an idea of just how epic this year's newsletter is, we have 181 prizes to give away worth a staggering £16,759! Plus, two special gifts for every single person on Christmas day, worth £39!

To whet your appetite, here are just some of the prizes on offer: Nikon D5300 DSLR kit, Tamron 90mm Macro lens, 31 copies of Capture One Pro 7, Lastolite Lumen8 Kit F400 + 2 stands and 2 umbrellas, Lee filters kit, photobooks, photography workshops, websites, software, and lots, lots more!

Make sure to read the messages and special offers each day prepared especially for you and, of course, enter the daily prize draws for your chance to win some of these fabulous prizes!

Good luck everyone, from all the very jealous ePHOTOzine elves!


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Nikon's biggest ever Christmas cashback is here!

This year we have a bumper promotion just in time for Christmas! We're offering cashback on a huge amount of Nikon products, including selected DSLR cameras such as the D800 and D7100, FX and DX lenses, speedlights, selected Nikon 1 cameras and the EDG binocular range.

So, whether you're looking to buy a camera or an extra lens or two, plus gifts for all the family, this fantastic promotion has something for everyone. The only limit is one claim per product, however you can buy as many products from the promotion as you wish.

To make it easier to see how much you could claim on your ideal Nikon kit visit our cashback calculator here.

Purchases must be made between 16 October 2013 - 26 January 2014 (inclusive) and all claims must be received by 28 February 2014 in order to qualify.

For more information on the promotion, and how to submit your claim, please visit: www.nikon.co.uk/cashback.

Nikon is giving away a fabulous Nikon D5300 DSLR kit to one lucky ePHOTOzine member this year, so be sure to enter the prize draw to be in with a chance of winning.

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Upgrade to a K-3 and receive a minimum of £85 when trading in any camera!

If you're thinking of treating yourself to a new camera this Christmas then look no further than the new flagship model in the Pentax K digital SLR camera series - the Pentax K-3.

Consumers who purchase a Pentax K-3 before the end of December 2013 will receive a minimum of £85 when they trade in a camera at any good photo retailer.*

The Pentax K-3 features a host of advanced functions and user-friendly features to optimise image quality and performance when shooting outdoors.

Designed for top performance, the K-3 provides an array of outstanding features, including a weather-resistant body construction; high-resolution image reproduction with approximately 24 effective megapixels; a 27-point AF system; high-speed continuous shooting at approximately 8.3 images per second; high-precision exposure control with a newly designed 86,000 pixel RGB light-metering sensor; a new, large, high-resolution LCD monitor and an optical viewfinder with the largest, brightness subject image in its class.

Visit www.ricoh-imaging.co.uk for more information on the Pentax K-3.

* See in-store for details

Pentax is giving away a fabulous Pentax K-5 II Kit to one lucky ePHOTOzine member this year, so be sure to enter the prize draw to be in with a chance of winning.

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Holiday presents - A Capture One 7 license up for grabs every day!

The holiday season is upon us and Phase One is celebrating this by giving away a present EVERY day up to and including 31 December 2013. Enter the prize draw for the chance to become the lucky winner of:

  • Capture One Pro 7 - The professional choice in imaging software with support for more than 300 camera models. Capture One Pro 7 is your next digital assistant, allowing you to focus on capturing your vision. With its image quality, reliability and speed, it gives you an array of powerful tools and the freedom to create.
  • Capture One Express 7 - The raw converter giving you all the essential tools you need to enhance your images like a pro - straight out of the box and with no fuss.

Learn more about Capture One Pro 7 or Express 7

Try the free 60 day trial of Capture One Pro 7 or Express 7

Phase One is giving away a Capture One 7 license EVERY DAY to ePHOTOzine members this year, up to and including 31 December 2013, so be sure to enter the prize draw to be in with a chance of winning one of the many licenses.

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Get a free Samsung Galaxy Tab when you buy a Samsung NX300, NX2000 or NX1100 camera!

This year, Samsung is running a not-to-be-missed offer on the NX300 and NX2000 cameras. You can receive a FREE 7 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 when you purchase either the NX300 or NX2000 between 1 November 2013 and 6 January 2014! The NX1100 also comes with a FREE 7 inch Tab 2.

The award-winning NX range enables you to capture the moments that matter in stunning detail. They feature intuitive touch screen controls and built in Wi-Fi, so you can share your freshly taken shots in a flash.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab will be the ideal partner for your NX camera. Use the Samsung Smart Camera App to immediately share photos with your tablet, and back them up. It can even be used as a remote viewfinder, enabling you to control your new camera through the Galaxy Tab.

For more information on how to claim your free Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7 inch tablet, take a look at the Samsung website.

Samsung is giving away 2 fabulous Samsung Galaxy cameras to ePHOTOzine members in the prize draw. Visit the prize page and enter now!

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Win a Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD lens!

Tamron have updated their legendary 90mm Macro lens with a state-of-the-art optical design. The Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD lens, reborn for the age of digital photography, offers VC (Vibration Compensation) and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive).

Adopting a rounded diaphragm, this lens carries on the long tradition of Tamron's 90mm Macro lens in delivering spectacular background blur effects. Two XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) glasses and one LD (Low Dispersion) element reduce chromatic aberrations, yielding sharp images and outstanding resolution.

Tamron's eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating delivers a dramatic improvement in anti-reflection performance - significantly reducing flare and ghosting for clearer, crisper images. The VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilisation mechanism reduces camera shake to deliver sharp images and the lens features USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) to power a speedy AF drive together with a continuous manual focus mechanism.

As the IF (Internal Focus) system focuses by moving only the internal lens group, rather than the front lens elements, the overall length of the lens does not change when focusing, thus ensuring a broad working distance. The Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD lens also features a moisture-resistant construction which helps prevent moisture from penetrating the lens.

For more information please visit the Tamron website.

Tamron is giving away a fabulous Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro lens to one lucky ePHOTOzine member this year, so be sure to enter the prize draw to be in with a chance of winning.

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Bowens and Limelite light up Christmas!

It's that special time of year again and, once more, Bowens (and video division Limelite) will be lighting up Christmas for thousands of photographers and videographers around the world. Bowens design and distribute some of the world's most innovative and advanced studio and location based lighting systems available today and, along with Limelite, offer a product selection that is a comprehensive mix of studio and location based flash and continuous lighting systems. There's quite literally something for photographers and videographers at all levels, from amateur enthusiasts to professional commercial studios.

Bowens premium selection of products includes light shaping tools, softboxes, remote radio triggers, compact flash heads and full lighting kits. Limelite offers a first-class range of tools for videographers including a host of DMX compatible products, such as daylight, tungsten and bi-colour LED panels, as well as a range of fluorescent light banks that are available in 2, 4 or 8 tube models. Limelite also supply HD monitors as well as support and grip products.

For more information on any Bowens product visit www.bowens.co.uk or, to catch up with the latest Limelite innovations, visit www.limelite.uk.com.

From all at Bowens and Limelite we wish you all a very bright Christmas and a happy New Year.

Bowens is giving away a fabulous Gemini 400Rx twin-head studio kit to ePHOTOzine members this year, so be sure to enter the prize draw to be in with a chance of winning.

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Move into a new age with the Olympus STYLUS 1

Ambitious photographers demand excellent picture quality. One look at the STYLUS 1 spec sheet and you know you've found it.

The STYLUS 1 might look like a compact camera, but it produces outstanding quality shots to rival top-end cameras, combining a large high-quality sensor with a versatile zoom and full manual control. A 10.7x optical zoom along with an f/2.8 aperture can be found packed into this smart camera body, plus this compact has a large-format BSI CMOS sensor, as well as a TruePic VI image processor.

The STYLUS 1 features a slim, full range constant aperture i.ZUIKO Digital lens which produces excellent image quality and brightness.

For accurate and professional framing there is the large, electronic viewfinder, fast AF for near-instant, precision focusing via touch screen and built-in WiFi for real-time smartphone access.

The STYLUS 1 has superb low-light capability and features a Hybrid Control Ring for manual or digital control of key settings.

Olympus STYLUS 1 Key Features:

  • 12 megapixel BSI 1/1.7inch CMOS sensor
  • i.Zuiko Digital 10.7x optical zoom lens
  • 28-300mm equivalent, f/2.8, ZERO coating
  • Optical image stabilisation
  • 3inch tilting touch screen, 1040k dots
  • Electronic Viewfinder (EVF), 1.44 million dots
  • Dual-axis electronic level
  • Fn1, Fn2 function buttons
  • P,A,S,M shooting modes
  • Analogue / Digital Hybrid Control Ring
  • Wi-Fi and remote operation
  • 11 Art Filters and 5 different frame / art effects
  • 1080p Full HD Movie with sound and high-speed movie recording (120fps/240fps)
  • ISO 100- 12800
  • 7fps continuous shooting, 200 shots

For more information, visit the Olympus website.

Olympus is giving away a fabulous STYLUS 1 to one lucky ePHOTOzine member this year, so be sure to enter the prize draw to be in with a chance of winning.

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Let Rogue Safari light up your Christmas photography!

This clever new product for DSLRs maximises light from your pop-up flash for easy photography of subjects at a distance. The Rogue Safari focuses up to 8x more light (an improvement of up to 3 f/stops) when compared with a DSLR's unassisted pop-up flash and up to 12x more than ambient light.

Erik Sowder, CEO of Rogue says: "Every photographer can think of a time when there just wasn't enough light to get the shot they wanted, particularly at distances where pop-up flash simply isn't powerful enough. Safari can make the difference between a sharp image with good colour and a dark, underexposed missed opportunity."

Rogue Safari is optimised to work with telephoto zoom lenses (100mm and longer) on most modern Canon APS-C or Nikon DX sensor cameras. The optically engineered lens captures light from the pop-up flash and narrowly focuses it for illuminating distant subjects, providing photographers with increased flexibility to shoot in the most challenging lighting conditions.

The Rogue Safari puts out nearly as much light as an accessory flash and sells for around £30. At just 55g it is lightweight and simple to use, plus it doesn't require any batteries making it the perfect accompaniment to a new DSLR!

Rogue Safari is giving away 5 fabulous Rogue Starter Lighting and Safari kits to ePHOTOzine members this year, so be sure to enter the prize draw to be in with a chance of winning.

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'Inspiring Professionals 2' from LEE Filters, the perfect stocking filler!

Following the success of its first book, Inspiring Professionals, LEE Filters is pleased to announce the publication of Inspiring Professionals 2. Continuing where the first book left off, Inspiring Professionals 2 is beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated with photographs that demonstrate the creative potential of filters - underlining the fact that they remain as relevant as ever in today's digital world.

The book has been produced in collaboration with nine of the UK's best-known and most highly respected photographers - Joe Cornish, Mark Denton, Paul Gallagher, John Gravett, Tom Mackie, David Noton, Charlie Waite, Jeremy Walker and David Ward.

In each chapter the contributing photographers demonstrate in a clear, accessible manner how the use of one or more filters can help replicate what they see in front of them at the moment of capture - saving valuable time and, importantly, keeping post-production to a minimum. The result? More time spent in the field making images.

The book is available from LEE Filters dealers or direct from LEE Filters at a cost of £12.50 plus postage and packaging. For further information, call +44 (0) 1264 366245 or email sales@leefilters.com.

LEE Filters is giving away a top filter package to one lucky ePHOTOzine member this year, so be sure to enter the prize draw to be in with a chance of winning.

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Holiday savings from Sigma!

Sigma Imaging UK has passed on some amazing savings to our stockists this Christmas shopping season, which you are sure to discover at your local retailer. There are huge savings available on a variety of award-winning Sigma products, such as:

  • Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM - An ultra-wide angle zoom lens, designed specifically for digital SLR cameras benefiting from a constant aperture of f/3.5. This lens is suitable for low-light and indoor photography.
  • Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 APO EX DG OS HSM - A large aperture telephoto zoom lens, incorporating Sigma's original Optical Stabilizer function and offering a constant aperture of f/2.8 over the entire zoom range
  • Sigma 105mm f/2.8 Macro EX DG OS HSM - A high performance, large aperture medium telephoto macro lens with OS (Optical Stabilizer)
  • Sigma SD1 Merrill - The latest digital single reflex camera incorporating a massive 46 megapixel Foveon X3 direct image sensor.

Specifically for the festive period, we have also introduced additional promotions including a £150 cashback on new purchases of the Sigma DP Merrill Cameras and a free USB Dock to purchasers of the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM | A lens. Claim forms and details on all these offers are available on www.sigma-imaging-uk.com.

To further celebrate these Christmas savings, Sigma is giving one lucky ePHOTOzine member the chance to win a fabulous Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM | A lens along with a USB Dock, so be sure to enter the prize draw to be in with a chance of winning.

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Discover smarter shooting and wireless sharing with the pocket-sized Sony NEX-5T

The NEX-5T from Sony packs pro-quality pictures and wireless freedom into a power packed, pocket-sized camera with the limitless creativity of interchangeable lenses.

Slipping snugly into a pocket or bag, it's the perfect partner for passionate photographers who want DSLR-style images and generous control options with less to carry.

Wi-Fi lets you connect the NEX-5T with your smartphone, PC or TV and wirelessly transfer photos, plus an embedded Smart Remote Control lets you trigger shutter release from your smartphone. The NEX-5T also gives the extra convenience of one-touch wireless connection with Android smartphones and tablets1.

Inside the NEX-5T there is a generously-sized APS-C sensor with 16.1 effective megapixels and an advanced Fast Hybrid AF. The LCD screen flips up to 180° and Auto Portrait Framing, as well as a digital level gauge, are also available.

The NEX-5T offers extra flexibility with its dedicated control dial and assignable Fn button and creative options can be broadened even further with the growing range of downloadable PlayMemories Camera Apps.

More information about the NEX-5T can be found on the Sony website.

Sony is giving away a fabulous NEX-5T with standard kit lens to one lucky ePHOTOzine member this year, so be sure to enter the prize draw to be in with a chance of winning.

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1 For NFC compatible smartphones or tablets with Android OS Version 4.0 or later.

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Intuos Pro M Special Edition - Designed for creativity

The innovative Intuos Pro pen tablet combines Wacom's finest pen capabilities and intuitive multi-touch gestures. It gives you the power to produce professional results with the precision and control you demand from your professional software.

SRP: Intuos Pro M including Wireless Accessory Kit: 319.99 GBP incl. VAT.

Visit the Wacom website for more information.

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Intuos Pro M Special Edition to one lucky ePHOTOzine member this year, so be sure to enter the prize draw to be in with a chance of winning.

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SilverFast Ai Studio 8 and Archive Suite 8 - World's best scanning and archiving software

SilverFast® is the standard for scanner and archiving software. The software brings out the maximum quality from any device and clearly exceeds the results of the manufacturers' software.

Although SilverFast is designed for professional image editing, it's so easy to handle the software that even beginners can create brilliant pictures using the intelligent automatic functions and the integrated QuickTime movies.

SilverFast Ai Studio 8 is the epitome of professional scanner software. As SilverFast's top-level version it is equipped with the most comprehensive functionality, which also meets the highest standards. The patented and award-winning Multi-Exposure increases the scanner's Dynamic Range, removes natural image noise and provides more details. The included Auto IT8 Calibration ensures correct colours.

SilverFast Archive Suite 8 is a unique solution for fast and easy archiving of slides, negatives and reflective originals and you get a bundle of two programs: SilverFast Ai Studio 8 and SilverFast HDR Studio 8. Since both programs are equipped with optimum functions you will enjoy maximum processing speed as well as an efficient workflow. An integrated colour management system that meets professional standards completes the convincing package.

For more information on a special SilverFast offer running for ePHOTOzine members, please click here.

LaserSoft Imaging and Reflecta is giving away a fabulous Reflecta Scanner, SilverFast software and an IT8 target to one lucky ePHOTOzine member this year, so be sure to enter the prize draw to be in with a chance of winning.

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AsukaBook - Exceptional quality and superior customer service

The AsukaBook breaks the mould for typical photographic image presentation. State-of-the-art printing technology, bookstore quality, coffee table book styling and single copy production are available at an exceptional price point. Offer your clients the experience they deserve with one of the photography industry's most beautifully crafted albums available.

We pride ourselves on providing superior customer service. All AsukaBook products endure extensive research, development and testing to ensure they are the best. Our products are assembled by hand with complete quality control and care.

Colour consistency and accuracy is our first priority. AsukaBook products are printed on a HP Indigo Digital 6-colour printing press and calibrated every 100 printed pages. This type of control is very rare in the printing industry.

AsukaBook products are made in Japan and are widely endorsed by professional photographers and designers because of the exceptional quality of our products. We offer a superior product with a polished look and feel that is very popular with photographer's clients.

New for January 2014: USB/KEEPSAKE PRESENTATION BOOK
The USB/Keepsake Presentation Book is a unique and contemporary ensemble for presenting client images and/or showcasing memorable keepsakes. Take a look at the prize page for more information.

Visit the AsukaBook website today for more information on the AsukaBook range, plus take a look at the promotional video available on the AsukaBook range.

AsukaBook is giving away 5 USB/Keepsake Presentation Books to ePHOTOzine members this year, so be sure to enter the prize draw to be in with a chance of winning.

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Don't your bodies and lenses deserve the best?

Think Tank Photo really is a think tank; a group of award-winning designers with over 60 years of experience at designing carrying solutions for photographic equipment. The company was co-founded by designers and front-line professional photographers who built upon a foundation of creating photography rollers, shoulder bags, backpacks, and accessories for photographers who want ergonomically designed bags that allow quick access to their gear. Our motto: "Be Ready Before the Moment" captures our commitment to helping you succeed at the reason why you became a photographer - to capture those magical and fleeting moments in time that culminate in images that enhance and change lives.

With our commitment to using the highest quality materials, being uncompromising in our designs and by offering the best customer service in the camera bag industry with our "No Rhetoric Warranty" you are guaranteed to own the most trustworthy and innovative camera bags available.

Think Tank Photo was started by photographers for photographers. We welcome your input and wish you a very happy holiday.

Think Tank Photo is giving away a rotation180° Professional, the Airport International V2.0 and My 2nd Brain™ Tablet bags to ePHOTOzine members this year, so be sure to enter the prize draw to be in with a chance of winning.

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Christmas gifts and free shipping from Manfrotto!

Browse the Manfrotto website now for some great small and big Christmas gift ideas! Plus, pick up some great Christmas photo tips and receive Free Shipping on all Manfrotto products until 31 December 2013!

Top small Manfrotto gifts include the Pixi Tripod, MIDI 36-LED Continuous Light, the Advanced Shoulder Bag IV and the Befree travel tripod. For iPhone photographers there's the KLYP Case (plus LED Light) for the iPhone 5 and, for those with a Mirrorless camera, the AMICA-10 shoulder bag is the perfect size. For bigger gift ideas, the 290 Series Aluminium Tripod kit or the 190XPRO3 Compact 3-Section Aluminium tripod will be the perfect gift for the avid photographer in your life.

Whether you're treating a friend or family member or just spoiling yourself, visit the Manfrotto Holiday Shop today for more gift ideas.

Manfrotto is giving away 4 fantastic new Active Backpacks from its new Advanced Bags Collection to ePHOTOzine members this year, so be sure to enter the prize draw to be in with a chance of winning.

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Revive your camera & smart devices with the PIXO C4 Universal Quick Charger

The German-engineered PIXO C4 Universal Quick Charger is the ONE battery charger all photographers need. Whether at home, travelling or shooting in a studio, the PIXO C4 Universal Quick Charger will give power back to cameras, phones, tablets and any other battery operated device.

The PIXO C4 Universal Quick Charger can charge 4 (2+2) NiMH / NiCd AA / AAA Batteries as well as virtually all 3.4 - 4.2 + 6.8 - 8.4 Volt Lithium Ion / Lithium Polymer battery packs* (no adapter plates necessary). Two USB ports can be used to charge smart phones as well as Apple devices such as the iPhone, iPod and iPad. A USB cable with micro and mini plugs is included to charge non-Apple compatible smartphones and notepads.

A Battery Activator Function can be used to revive deeply discharged Lithium-Ion batteries, which would otherwise be unusable, and an LED system is used to identify when a battery is fully charged.

The PIXO C4 Universal Quick Charger automatically detects the polarity and voltage of the battery, once inserted into the device, with charge times between 1-4 hours.

Included with the PIXO C4 Universal Quick Charger are a 100-240V power supply, 12V car adapter and charge cable with Micro-USB and Mini-USB plugs.

For more information, visit the PIXO website.

PIXO are giving away 15 fabulous PIXO C4 Universal Quick Charger Black Edition devices to ePHOTOzine members this year, so be sure to enter the prize draw to be in with a chance of winning.

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*Visit the PIXO website for a list of batteries which can't be charged.

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Introducing the Lastolite Lumen8 flash range

Lastolite's Lumen8 flash range has been designed to fulfil the needs of the most demanding working photographers. The range has been technically developed to a high level of specification offering reliability, durability and safety on location or in the studio.

The Lumen8 SV twin 400w head lighting kit, part of the Lumen8 flash range, is designed for photographers who need to be mobile. It contains everything you need to light a subject at home, in the studio or on location. The Lumen8 SV twin 400w head lighting kit offers full control of the power output over 5 stops in 1/10th steps. This versatile kit can be put to a variety of uses; from close-up product shots to family portraits. Included in the kit are two 400W flash heads, two wide base lighting stands, two black and white umbrellas and two carrying cases to transport it all in.

Features at a glance:

  • Includes 2 x Lumen8 Flash Head F400
  • Includes 2 x 18.5cm Reflectors
  • Includes 2 x Light stands
  • Includes 2 x PVC 80cm Umbrellas
  • Includes 2 x Carry cases
  • Includes 2 x Sync Cables

Lastolite is giving away a fabulous Lumen8 Kit F400 + 2 Stands and 2 Umbrellas to one lucky ePHOTOzine member this year, so be sure to enter the prize draw to be in with a chance of winning.

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Add a little colour to your life with the new NEST Explorer camera bag range

NEST UK is happy to introduce the new Explorer series of camera bags and backpacks to the UK. Plus, there's 25% off all bags when you enter the code: XMAS13 at the checkout on the NEST UK website.

Alongside the NEST Explorer range are the popular Athena and Rambler collections of camera bags and backpacks.

The new Explorer series features stylish and lightweight camera bags which are available in a variety of colours and styles. The high-quality range features large multi-functional backpacks suitable for landscape photographers, as well as smaller shoulder bags which are perfect for the city shooter. Bags are available in black and, for the photographer who wants to bring a little colour into their lives, orange, green, yellow and blue.

The NEST Athena range is a smart collection of camera bags designed to accommodate all types of photographer. The collection features a wide variety of bag sizes, from simple cases designed for compact system cameras right up to rolling backpacks which can carry a large amount of dedicated photography equipment.

For more information on the NEST bags and backpack ranges, visit the NEST UK website.

NEST is giving away 5 fabulous Explorer EX300S backpacks to ePHOTOzine members this year, so be sure to enter the prize draw to be in with a chance of winning.

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Online ordering arrives at Loxley Colour

We've introduced a brand new order platform that lets you order amazing products on-the-go. Online ordering is now available on loxleycolour.com for a wide range of products including our winning range of wall products, desktop and presentation products and the beautifully creative Couture Collection of marketing and promotional stationery.

Ordering online is easy: Simply choose your product, upload your image, select your finishing and place your order. It's that simple.

To celebrate the arrival of easy online ordering at Loxley Colour, we're offering ePHOTOzine readers an exclusive discount on our range of popular wall products that take photography to the next level.

For a limited time only, grab yourself 25% off wall products ordered online until 24 December 2013. Use code: EPHOTO25 in the discount code section when you order your products online and enjoy a 25% saving.*

Don't forget to check out our last order dates for Christmas delivery and get your orders to us in plenty of time.

*Excludes 20x16 sized wall products and postage costs. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount. Offer expires midnight 24 December 2013.

Loxley Colour is giving away 5 £100 Loxley Colour vouchers to ePHOTOzine members this year, so be sure to enter the prize draw to be in with a chance of winning.

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Meet the Kodak Pixpro family!

Kodak Pixpro AZ251
Introducing the AZ251 Astro Zoom Camera: the perfect entry-level camera. With powerful features such as a 16 MP CCD sensor, 25x zoom and a 24mm super wide angle lens, you won't be surprised by the beautiful photos, but you will be by the small price tag.

Kodak Pixpro AZ361
Versatile, powerful and economical, the AZ361 has everything you need to take photos to the next level - right from the first time you use it. The 36x optical zoom gets you nice and close, and the super wide angle 24mm lens gets you more out of every shot. All while the 16MP CCD sensor provides the pixels you need for big, beautiful, frameable photos.

Kodak Pixpro AZ521
The most powerful Astro Zoom camera in our collection, the AZ521 gets you everything your creative heart desires: get in closer with a lengthy 52x optical zoom, a 24mm super wide angle lens fits everything into the frame and the 16MP CMOS sensor means you can keep up with the action thanks to a faster shutter speed and multi-burst continuous shooting. Plus, you can really get things moving with 1080p full HD video.

Full details are available on the Kodak website.

JK Imaging is giving away two fabulous Kodak Pixpro AZ521 Digital Cameras to ePHOTOzine members this year, so be sure to enter the prize draw to be in with a chance of winning.

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The Newborn Photography Show - the UK's only trade show and classes for newborn photographers!

The Newborn Photography Show is the first photography trade show and classes in the UK to specialise in newborn photography.

Taking place on 27 and 28 May 2014 in Birmingham, the show is free to enter. If you're a maternity or newborn photographer, this will be the event of the year for you and your work. Featuring workshops and lectures from some of the top newborn photographers in the USA, Robin Long and Ana Brandt, you'll not want to miss out.

There will also be lectures and classes on Wordpress, Maternity Lighting and Editing etc. More information on all of the master classes and lectures can be found on the Classes and Lectures tab of the website.

The show is the perfect opportunity for maternity and newborn photographers to meet up, mingle, and discover what's out there in terms of training, posing props, backdrops, and lots of other equipment for this specific area of photography.

One of the show organisers, Tracy Willis ASWPP, is giving away a fabulous 1-2-1 training day worth £595 to one lucky ePHOTOzine member this year, so be sure to enter the prize draw to be in with a chance of winning!

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Vanguard Alta Pro 263AGH

Alta PRO 263 AGH Tripod Kits with Grip Head

By popular demand, we merged our award-winning Alta Pro tripod with our popular GH-100 grip head. The Alta Pro tripod kit has unmatched versatility and stability and enables more angle possibilities than ever. Its innovative Multi-Angle Central Column (MACC) System allows users to move the central column from 0 to 180-degree angles in variable vertical and horizontal positions, making macro photography and special-angle shots a breeze. The Instant Swivel Stop-n-Lock (ISSL) System quickly and securely repositions the central column in one simple movement while maintaining the tripod's stability.

Plus, you can receive a FREE Vanguard product with the purchase of a Vanguard bag, tripod, head or case until 31 December 2013.

For more information visit: giftswithpurchases.vanguardworld.co.uk

Vanguard is giving away a fabulous Skyborne 51 daypack, SBH-300 ball head and an Auctus Plus 323CT tripod to ePHOTOzine members this year, so be sure to enter the prize draw to be in with a chance of winning.

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Top selling photography how-to guides... make sure they're on your wish list!

Wiley have an extensive list of photography books that aim to help every single person with a digital camera. Whether it's a compact or an SLR, whether you're a beginner or a professional, we want you to capture the perfect picture.

We have expert advice from our well-known and trusted brands & authors, all here to help you develop your skills, before and after the shoot.

As a special Christmas treat we are offering a 30% discount and FREE P&P on all our photography titles when purchased from wiley.com. Simply enter promo code: VBF94 when prompted at the checkout.

Wiley is giving away £200 worth of photography books to ePHOTOzine members this year, so be sure to enter the prize draw to be in with a chance of winning.

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Exclusive offer for ePHOTOzine: Try Albelli's new premium product for free! Plus your chance to win 1 of 10 layflat photo books worth £49.48 each!

Albelli have recently launched layflat premium, a new and unique way in which your photo books can be printed. Layflat premium photo books allow your pages to open completely flat. The left and right hand pages flow seamlessly together with no visible centre to the photo book. This means that whenever you place a photograph that runs through the centre of your book, it will be printed without interruption. High quality, stain, moisture and fingerprint resistant paper give these photo books an extra-luxurious, professional finish. Plus, as a gift from Albelli to ePHOTOzine readers, you can opt for layflat premium for free when you enter the code EPZLFP at checkout! Click here to find out more.

Creating your photo book is easy and fun. Simply gather your best digital photos and save them in a separate folder, then download the Albelli Creator Tool and start designing! You'll enjoy full creative control over the format and design process, plus you can choose from a range of extra options. Make sure to opt for layflat premium and enter the voucher code: EPZLFP at checkout to receive your discount.

Albelli were rated 4 out of 5 by The Gadget Show and enjoy a 5 star customer rating, so you know you are in good hands.

Albelli is giving ePHOTOzine members the chance to win 1 of 10 fabulous layflat photo books worth £49.48 each! Be sure to enter the prize draw to be in with a chance of winning.

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Win 1 of 20 Pentax User Plus annual subscriptions!

If you have a Pentax camera and haven't discovered Pentax User Plus yet, why not give it a go?

For only £9.99 per year, Pentax User Plus members get an online portfolio, unlimited gallery uploads and exclusive magazine PDF downloads. What's more, there are also exclusive online articles, shop discounts, discounted camera repairs and discounted photography insurance!

All this for less than £1 per month! Join Pentax User Plus today to find out what you're missing!

Pentax User is giving away 20 fabulous Pentax User Plus annual subscriptions this year, so be sure to enter the prize draw to be in with a chance of winning one.

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Win a 'photographer's must-have kit' from Verbatim!

Verbatim is giving two lucky ePHOTOzine members the chance to win a 'must-have photographer's kit.' This will include a Melbourne Camera Bag, 128GB SDXC and a 1TB Freecom Tough Drive Hard Drive.

The Verbatim Melbourne 16" Notebook / Camera Backpack fits most 16" Notebooks, is lightweight and features a flexible interior organiser compartment, a tablet pocket, business organiser, a quick access pocket and an outside holder. Comfort for the wearer is provided via back padding, shock absorbing shoulder straps and a breast strap. The Melbourne is also compatible with leading airlines* hand luggage restrictions and comes with a Verbatim 2 Year Limited Warranty.

The SDXC (SD eXtended Capacity) memory card is designed to handle large volumes of data at high speeds and provide users with portable storage and speed for their camcorders or digital cameras.

When more storage is needed, take a look at the portable Freecom Tough Drive. Files are password protected and the Tough Drive, which is available in sizes 320GB - 1TB, can survive a drop from up to two meters. The drive also features an internal anti-shock mechanism and has a unique integrated USB cable.

Calling all ePHOTOzine members! Will you be lucky enough to be one of the winners of a must-have Verbatim photographer's kit? Be sure to enter the prize draw to be in with a chance of winning.

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* Ref: British Airways, Lufthansa, Iberia, Air France and SAS Airlines.

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Win 1 of 8 copies of MAGIX Photostory 2014 Deluxe!

MAGIX Photostory 2014 Deluxe gives your photos a new lease of life: Transform your photos and videos from digital cameras, smartphones and video cameras into fantastic slideshows.

Add your own personal touch with text, music and spectacular effects in HD, 4K and 3D. If you don't have time to create a slideshow from scratch you can simply choose from one of the many professional style templates and the automatic slideshow maker will take care of the rest.

Use the Import Wizard to transfer your recordings from cameras, drives and data storage devices directly to your computer and into your slideshow without time-consuming searches. The Import Wizard includes helpful colour highlighting of various media types, dates and time. Support of over 400 RAW formats and support of the AVCHD Lite video format is also featured.

Adding music to your creations is easy. The musical editing feature in MAGIX Photostory 2014 Deluxe automatically gives your slideshows a perfectly fitting soundtrack every time. Simply choose a song and the software will take care of the rest.

MAGIX Photostory 2014 Deluxe also includes your online photo album with over 500 MB storage space. Upload your slideshows to the MAGIX Online Album directly from the program and present and share. It also includes a play function for slideshows, videos and music.

MAGIX is giving away 8 fabulous copies of MAGIX Photostory 2014 Deluxe to ePHOTOzine members this year, so be sure to enter the prize draw to be in with a chance of winning.

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Win a copy of FaceFilter 3 Pro worth £69.99

FaceFilter3 is an essential tool for everyone from the image editing professional to the social media diva. The simple and easy-to-learn interface allows even those completely unfamiliar with photo re-touching to feel like a pro within minutes! New users can choose from a selection of hundreds of facial make-up and morph templates and see their facial photos transform to suit any scenario.

The template-based system allows users to quickly and easily apply extremely detailed and natural-looking make-up styles for each specific facial feature, then customize and save them for future use. The ability to selectively morph and adjust individual facial features allows for precise facial enhancement and subtle changes in expression. Furthermore, DSLR effects and various photo filters give anyone from the amateur photographer to the photo retouching professional all the tools they need to make any photo into a stunning masterpiece. To complement the already diverse library of default make-up templates, Reallusion also offers the Makeup PRO Power Pack, which contains over 150 individual templates in addition to 33 master templates for a complete look.

Reallusion is giving away 8 fabulous copies of Reallusion FaceFilter to ePHOTOzine members this year, so be sure to enter the prize draw to be in with a chance of winning.

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Treat yourself to e2 membership!

If you or a loved one is into photography, then e2 membership will be the perfect gift this year! Plus, if you're already an ePHOTOzine member, you can upgrade your account to e2 in a matter of minutes!

For just £29 for a whole year, e2 membership will bring you new and exclusive features including access to larger photo sizes, email alert manager, image modifications and exclusive prize draws. You'll also have your portfolio and photos featured on ePHOTOzine's popular homepage.

You can trial e2 now for just £3.50 a month! So, whether you're buying yourself a little Christmas gift this year, or treating the photography lover in your life, e2 is the way to totally enhance your ePHOTOzine experience!

Take a look at the e2 page now to upgrade your account and see all of the great features you'll have at your fingertips.

We've had a scout around the office and stumbled upon some real treasures we'd like to give away in this year's Christmas prize draw. You can win a 'Missy' camera handbag courtesy of Jo Totes, a Sony QX10 camera, 1 of 20 1-year e2 memberships and 1 of 20 camera straps from ePHOTOzine!

Be sure to enter to be in with a chance of winning one of these goodies and good luck!

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Finally, we'd just like to take this opportunity to SHOUT a huge thank you to all our clients and wonderful members for your continued support, ensuring ePHOTOzine stays the ONLY place to be!

Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year - stay safe, be very merry and see you in 2014!

Best Wishes,

The ePHOTOzine Team