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The Best Gifts For Photography Lovers 2015

Whether you're buying for friends, loved ones or even yourself, take a look at our gift guide.

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Christmas Gift Guide 

Here, we've rounded up the best of the best photography kit and accessory ideas to cater for all budgets. Whether you're buying for a loved one, friend or even treating yourself, you're sure to find something here that any photography enthusiast will love. This article is full or inspiration and ideas for presents, so get stuck in to find the ideal gift!

 

Nikon D5500 

D5500

Are you or a loved one in need of a new DSLR? Do your world justice and capture your best images yet with the D5500. Lightweight and powerful, this slimline DSLR with familiar touchscreen operation frees you to do more with your photography. From fast movement to challenging low-light situations, the D5500 doesn’t disappoint. Even when printed large or shown on a big screen, your photos and movies will be crystal-clear reflections of the way you see the world.

The responsive vari-angle touch screen offers intuitive operation and built-in Wi-Fi makes it simple to share your high-quality photos via a smart device. Exceptionally portable and incredibly comfortable to handle, this DSLR puts perfection within your reach.

Nikon are also offering you up to £70 cashback on selected items this festive season so be sure to check out the Nikon promotions page for more information. 

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Tamron SP 35mm and 45mm f/1.8 lenses

       SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD

After a new prime lens capable of performing even in low light? Tamron has released two lenses this year that will be ideal for you or a loved one. These fast prime lenses ooze quality. 

Featuring best in class MOD (Minimum Object Distance), the lenses can focus on an object just 29cm away (giving you even more photographic opportunities as a result) as well as macro images. They can also capture portraits and landscapes with wonderful bokeh at wide apertures.

Both lenses feature VC (Vibration Compensation) technology to keep your images steady when shooting hand-held. Plus, shooting in low light situations while utilising the super-wide f/1.8 aperture becomes easier thanks to this superb technology. As well as VC, a high-speed AF system with USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) technology is also built-in which will allow you to capture precious festive moments that will happen in the blink of an eye, blur-free.

All of this technology is housed in a sleek and classy modern design that will look great paired with any compatible full-frame DSLR or APS-C format camera.

We reviewed both the SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD and the 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD, awarding them both a highly recommended rating.

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Samsung 16GB PRO SDHC Memory Card

Samsung 16GB memory card

 

If you're in need of a memory card this Christmas then look no further than Samsung for reliability and durability. 

The Samsung range of SD cards allows you to store all your images securely and can save them up to two times faster than a conventional memory card, ensuring you won't miss any of those magical festive moments. Transfer your images at up to 360 photos per minute and capture photos and video almost four times faster than your typical SD card. These high capacity cards are ideal for modern DSLRs, mirrorless cameras and action cameras that are capable of 4K video recording and demand fast read and write speeds to avoid lag when transferring files and capturing video.

Samsung's memory cards are tough and reliable offering 5-proof technology so you can rest assured your digital festive memories are protected from life's little mishaps, such as spilling the obligatory glass of mulled wine.

Samsung's SD cards are available in a range of capacities and come in both SD and microSD format so, no matter what your device, there is a Samsung memory product right for you. Make sure you capture the joy on the faces of friends and family as they open their gifts this year with the reliability of a Samsung memory card.

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X-Rite ColorMunki Photo & ColorChecker Passport

X-Rite colormunki photo

If you'd like to improve on your colour calibration workflow, then let X-Rite help you out. The ColorMunki Photo offers you a simple way to colour calibrate your camera, display and printer with a broad range of options and control to ensure the colour you see is exactly the colour you will get.

The ColorMunki Photo is an essential all-in-one colour control solution. The wizard-driven interface provides the perfect balance of automation with a full range of creative controls for photographers looking for more control over their screen and print colour.

The X-Rite ColorChecker Passport allows you to quickly and easily capture accurate colour and maintain colour control and consistency from capture through to edit.

The ColorChecker Passport is a must-have for any serious photographer and offers the first standalone camera DNG profiling and RAW workflow solution for use within any RAW file editor.

The ColorChecker Passport consists of three photographic targets in one pocket-sized and protective case, with camera calibration software on DVD, making it ideal for all types of work and providing effortless colour control and creative versatility.

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ZEISS Milvus 35mm Lens 

Milvus 35mm f/2

The ZEISS Milvus 35mm lens is available in Canon and Nikon DSLR mount and is a premium prime lens that's one of six new lenses in the Milvus SLR lens family. 

The ZEISS Milvus lens family, with precise manual focus, offers high and consistent image performance across all focal lengths offered in the range which includes: 21mm f/2.8, 35mm f/2, 50mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.4, 50mm f/2 and 100mm f/2.

Ideally suited for professional applications, the ZEISS Milvus lens range offers excellent value for money in a range of important photographic fields where the benefits of manual focus lenses can be optimally utilised.

The new lenses are ZEISS’s answer to the current trend toward sensors with increasingly high resolution which, in turn, require higher and higher image quality. They are therefore ideal for current DSLR and also mirrorless system cameras such as those found in the Sony α7 series, which the new lenses can be attached to via an adapter.

For more information on the ZEISS Milvus range, please visit the Zeiss website

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Tamrac Anvil Professional Backpacks

Tamrac's range of Anvil professional backpacks are great for traveling photographers who have lots of kit.

With a completely padded outer shell and moveable dividers, you'll be able to fit multiple pro DSLR bodies with lenses attached and a wide array of other lenses, flashes and accessories.

For the photographer on the go who needs to carry everything for a day's shoot, these bags are ideal.

With a well-padded back and optional waist strap along with fully adjustable padded straps, you're guaranteed to be comfy.

Internal clear zipped pockets help to keep all your smaller accessories organised and easily found while butterfly pockets and a lower zipped pocket on the front are ideal for quick access to smaller kit at a moment's notice.

A rain cover is included and the bag is made from 600D polyester fabric providing weather protection and durability.

Whether you're looking to upgrade your camera bag or treat a loved one this festive season, the Tamrac Anvil range will make an ideal gift for anyone who needs to carry a lot of kit around comfortably.

We reviewed the Tamrac Anvil 23 and Anvil Slim 15, giving them a highly recommended rating. 

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Kodak PixPro SP360 Action Camera

PIXPRO SP360

For action sports lovers, the Kodak PixPro SP360 action camera is an ideal gift.

The Kodak PixPro SP360 Action Camera is designed not only to capture what you love to do, but much more of it! Immerse yourself and record 360° of HD video without the need for multiple cameras, then share your 360° moments with the world on YouTube where subscribers can experience your adventure in VR as if they were right there with you.

The SP360 Action Camera is made to go where you go, so why shouldn’t it work hand-in-hand with your iOS or ANDROID device to give you the flexibility of seeing exactly what you are framing and shooting? Tether your smart device to the SP360 to change settings, toggle between features, control, start, stop and more.

As well as an app, there's free desktop editing software available for Mac and PCs so you can start editing your own 360° videos with plenty of flair. Choose in and out points, transition between scenes, colour correct, change aspect ratios, viewing angle and modes... and that's just the beginning.

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Benro Travel Angel FTA18CV0 tripod and MACH 3 Series 2 Carbon Monopod

Benro tripod monopod 

Looking for a new support for your DSLR? Benro's Travel Angel range of tripods and MACH 3 Carbon monopods could be just what you need. 

Travel Angel is Benro's most advanced range of compact, travel style photo tripods and is perfect for photographers on the go.

Available in both aluminium or carbon fiber models with magnesium alloy castings, Travel Angel offers lightweight yet sturdy support. Reverse folding legs ensure a compact folded size for easy transportation. Ball heads feature smooth movement for accurate camera positioning and arca-style quick release plates mean that camera attachment and removal is quick and easy.

The MACH 3 9x CF series monopod features 4 leg sections and twist locks. It's weather resistant, lightweight and combines classic design with advanced materials. Constructed from 9 layers of carbon fiber, these monopods maximise strength to weight ratio, giving you the sturdiness you require without weighing you down.

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Wacom Intuos Pro M Pen TabletWacom tablet

For the creative photo editor or graphic designer in your life, the Wacom Intuos Pro M Pen tablet will be ideal. 

The Intuos Pro Medium makes normal everyday editing tasks much easier and more accurate. Take full advantage of the built in 2048 levels of pen pressure sensitivity and tilt recognition to create with the accuracy and precision of traditional brushes and pens, while multi-touch gestures let you position and navigate your work intuitively. Shortcuts can be stored for quick access to your often-used functions. Thanks to the included Wireless Accessory Kit you can enjoy the freedom of working wirelessly.

Take advantage of the Wacom Create More promotion and receive the Intuos Pro Medium and a Bonus Package. This includes a free downloadable Premium Pack with creative software and training such as a free 1-year Pro membership of Autodesk SketchBook®, free 30-day membership for an online video training from lynda.com/video2brain and a software package (Perfect Effects 9 Premium) from on1.

If you want to learn how to colourise your black and white photography, sign up now to download free tutorials, brushes, layered source files and many more photo editing tools from Create More artists.

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BenQ SW2700PT 27" Colour Critical Monitor

BenQ monitor 

For those in the market for a new colour critical monitor then the BenQ SW2700PT is the answer. 

The SW2700PT monitor is designed to effortlessly and accurately showcase the creative vision of photography professionals, enhancing and empowering the visual stories they communicate. It is user-friendly and has unprecedented colour accuracy and attention to precise detail.

Designed for visual perfection in professional photo editing, the SW2700PT is packed full of image-enhancing features such as a 2560 x 1440 resolution display, 99% Adobe RGB colour space and IPS technology.

The SW2700PT offers colours so true that it brings out the fine detail and creative essence of every photo, whether taken by a seasoned professional or amateur hobbyist.

The SW2700PT is BenQ’s second colour critical monitor created for photography professionals, following the launch of the PG2401PT earlier this year.

The BenQ PG2401PT monitor is available to purchase through leading photographic retailers such as Color Confidence and is distributed exclusively by XP Distribution in France, Poland, Spain, the UK and the Nordics. The BenQ SW2700PT is distributed through various resellers throughout Europe.

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Canon EOS M10 and PowerShot G9 X cameras 

 
EOS M10      

Wanting to take your first steps into interchangeable lens photography, or introduce a loved one to it? Canon's EOS M10 is ideal as a compact camera that still has the versatility of interchangeable lenses. 

Ideal for documenting the world around you, or stepping up from smartphone snaps, the EOS M10 combines Canon's most advanced image processor, DIGIC 6, an 18 Megapixel sensor, and Hybrid CMOS AF II to deliver responsive handling and stunning image quality in both stills and Full HD Movies. 

Inspired by EOS DSLRs, the EOS M10 offers intuitive handling via minimalistic controls and a 7.5 cm 3.0” LCD touchscreen, with customizable menus allowing you to tailor the camera to your needs. The Creative Assist Mode offers guidance for less experienced users while those wanting more control can use the ergonomically situated front dial which provides quick access to advanced settings, including aperture and shutter speed.

If you want something more compact but still feature packed, then the PowerShot G9 X is the ideal package. 

The PowerShot G9 X’s 28mm wide-angle f/2 - 4.9, 3x optical zoom lens allows you to capture sharp, high-detailed images, even in challenging light conditions. As it's 25% slimmer than the PowerShot G7 X, it is even more compact and perfectly suited for photographers who want premium image quality whilst shooting on the move.

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Cokin Nuances Filters 

Nuances 

For the landscape-lover who wants to improve their images and give themselves a wider scope for image taking, an investment in some Cokin Nuances filters will be ideal. 

Cokin's Nuances range of filters are ND filters made from mineral glass and they redefine what neutrality means when talking about ND filters.

They are designed to give absolutely no colour cast to your images, even when stacked together.

Nuances filters are ideal for those that want to capture long exposure outdoor photography. Available in 3 different densities, ND32, ND256 and ND1024, there is something for everyone. The ND1024 is capable of a 10 f stop reduction and can catch the light to create fantastic surreal images without colour cast.

Cokin has developed a new coating process, ensuring uniform coloration. A nano metallic alloy is applied on both sides of a highly resistant tempered Schott Glass B270, which is renowned for its high transmittance and low reflection properties.

Nuances are available in M to XL sizes (only ND32 and ND1024 are currently available in XL size) and fit in Cokin's range of creative filter-holders. Truly versatile, they can be combined with other filters in Cokin's filter system range for unlimited creativity.

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Bob Books Photo Products 

Bob Books 

The award-winning Bob Books is the UK's number one supplier of lay-flat photographic paper photobooks and the ideal way to turn your professional photos into beautifully bound photobooks.

Creating your photobook is easy; simply download our easy-to-use Bob Designer software, or start designing your book using our PDF to Book InDesign software plug-in. You can add images and text to create your own, unique photobook.

Choose from a range of 7 different sizes and 5 paper types, including the silver halide printed Lustre and Gloss photographic paperbooks with lay-flat binding, or the new premium Matte paper books for a modern finish. You can order one of our paper sample packs to help you decide which to choose from, plus receive a £10 gift voucher to use towards your next order.

ePHOTOzine members can get 20% off their photobook, calendar and wall art orders by entering code BBEPHOTO20 at the checkout. 

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Fotospeed Panoramic Paper Starter Pack 

Panoramic

Fotospeed's Panoramic Paper Starter Pack is a great way to get started with panoramic printing at home. 

With an RRP of just £29.95, you can print 210mm x 594mm panoramic images with a near 3:1 ratio on your normal A4 size printer, so no need to buy an expensive roll of paper. Just print off your favourite panoramic shot when needed.

Fotospeed's Panoramic Test pack has 4 sheets of 6 different Fotospeed papers (including their latest Platinum Baryta 300, Platinum Etching 285 and Smooth Cotton 300 paper from the new Signature range launched at the Photography Show) so it's an inexpensive way to try out the different surfaces of paper that can make or break that great shot.

There's even extra sheets included for free Fotospeed profiling, plus a full template guide and free technical advice, which has quickly made Fotospeed's Panoramic Paper Starter pack a top seller!

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Rogue Flashbender 2 Portable Lighting Kit

Rogue portable lighting kit

This portable lighting kit contains everything the mobile photographer needs to create studio-like images. 

FlashBender 2 reflectors can be shaped to control the direction of light from an accessory flash. They are often used for bounce flash, as background flags, or snooted for hair light. 

Developed using custom fabrics that soften highlight reflections and allow for improved light shaping abilities, the FlashBender 2’s improved belt and buckle design provides a faster and more secure attachment to your flash. 

The Rogue FlashBender 2 Portable Lighting Kit is the ultimate solution for a location photographer as it includes everything you need to unleash your creativity. It has all the key components from the FlashBender 2 range in one practical kit, including a reflector, soft box, grid system and a whole range of coloured gels to choose from. The complete kit is flat packed into a convenient travel bag.

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VOELOON V-760 Flashgun

Voeloon flashgun

The VOELOON V-760 flashgun is available in the UK through Kauser International.

With its master/slave function, high guide number and external battery support, the VOELOON V-760 offers fantastic value and various excellent features.

Compatible with Nikon and Canon wireless flash systems, the VOELOON V-760 Flashgun has a multitude of specifications including:

  • High speed sync 1/8000s
  • Auto exposure TTL (I-TTL for Nikon, E-TTL II for Canon)
  • Guide number: GN60 (ISO100, 180mm); GN38 (ISO100, 35mm)
  • Support multi-function & front curtain/Rear curtain sync
  • Fast recycle time: 2sec. (Ni-Mh battery)
  • Auto / Manual zoom (24-180mm)
  • Dot-matrix LCD & LED backlit
  • Support on-camera or wireless TTL exposure compensation & exposure lock
  • Equipped with indicator light for wireless remote mode
  • Support red-eye reduction flash mode
  • F1/F2 optical flash mode
  • Support custom menu, memory function, sound monitoring
  • Metal hot shoe, low power tips & key lock
  • Overheating protection (Thermal cut)
  • PC terminal & external power source socket
  • Built-in panel & bounce card
  • Dimensions: 196.5mm(L)x58.5mm(W)x77.5mm(H)
  • Weight: 460g
  • Vertical rotation angle: 7 – 90deg; Horizontal rotation angle: 0-270deg

It's priced at £169 and is available from Kauser International

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Macphun Creative Kit 2016 Bundle

If you or a loved one is a Mac owner, then Macphun Creative Kit 2016 is a great set of software apps giving you powerful editing tools at your fingertips. 

Creative Kit includes Pro versions of all Macphun's award-winning photo software. These include Noiseless, Tonality, Intensify, Snapheal, Focus and FX Photo Studio. The Pro versions can operate as either standalone apps or as plug-ins to “host” software like Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Apple Aperture and Photos for Mac. In total, you get 6 powerful photography apps and over 500 creative tools to elevate your photo-editing experience and help you achieve fantastic results faster than ever before.

This holiday season and beyond, make sure your photos are the best they can possibly be. Correct bad lighting. Remove unwanted objects. Fix skin blemishes. Boost colours. Go classic black & white. Reveal the beauty of details. Your memories are forever, so don’t settle; Supercharge your photos and make them ultra-inspirational!

THE best photography Software. Made exclusively for Mac users. Download a free trial version of Creative Kit 2016 to try on your own images or go straight to www.macphun.com/creativekit to save 60%!

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ON1 Photo 10 Software ON1 Photo 10

With Photo 10, ON1 have moved away from a range of individual apps to make the editing process as a whole easier. 

Working as a standalone app all on its own, or as plug-ins for Photoshop or Lightroom, you work where you feel comfortable. With a simplified and unified interface, Photo 10 has taken a quantum leap forward in photo app design and functionality.

The Browse component has been enhanced to enable watched folders, albums and even faster RAW import. Enhance includes more accurate highlight and shadow recovery and excellent exposure controls. Effects now includes the Black and White functions, removing the need for an extra app and you can send images using Export options as well as post to Facebook, Twitter or send photos via email. Perfect Resize is now accessed from any other component so when adding effects, enhancing, adjusting portraits or editing layers you can sharpen, add watermarks or create gallery wraps whenever you want.

In Lightroom, all of Photo10 is available including Layers, maintaining ON1's commitment to provide layers to Lightroom users.

In addition, ON1 has integrated their iOS Photo Via app for two-way synching from mobile devices into Photo 10. Visit www.on1.com for more information on ON1 Photo 10.

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Kúla Deeper 3D Lens For DSLR Cameras

Kula

For creative photographer, the Kula Deeper 3D lens lets you take 3D images with a regular DSLR.

Kúla Deeper 3D lens is for any SLR camera. You can use your Canon, Nikon, Sony, Sigma, Olympus, Leica or any other DSLR camera with the right lens and start making your own 3D pictures and videos.

The Kúla Deeper is a 3D lens that is compatible with any SLR camera (via Kula's adapter or a step-up ring). Zoom lenses are recommended for use with the device which comes packaged in a kit with the following items:

  • Kúla Deeper 3D lens extension
  • A micro-fiber pouch and bag
  • Anaglyph glasses
  • StereoViewer for viewing 3D on the camera display

Download Kúla's free software to transform pictures and videos into any 3D format.

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Miggo Camera Carrying And Support Solutions

Miggo Gift Guide  

Miggo provide a variety of innovative products for photographers on the move.

The Agua X series is a quick draw storm-proof holster for your DSLR. It's available in 3 sizes to cater for Pro DSLRs, Medium DSLRs and Super zoom / Mirrorless cameras. Made from tarpaulin and neoprene, the holster is padded to protect the camera and it's easy to quick-draw your camera from it. It's also able to withstand some pretty serious weather conditions thanks to its IPX 3 rainproof standard.

With a padded shoulder strap that can detach and become a quick adjustable camera strap it can comfortably be worn all day, allowing you to keep your camera close to your body and easy to draw out should a photo opportunity arise.

The Splat flexible tripod series is great for supporting your camera in hard-to-reach places or uneven terrain. Available in 3 sizes (for DSLRs, GoPros and Mirrorless cameras) the tripod's legs can be bent and wrapped to your heart's content until you find the ideal holding position. Wrap the tripod around a tree branch or bend the legs to accommodate an uneven rock; the possibilities are endless. The tripods also feature wide, grippy feet for extra stability.

Miggo also produce straps, grips and other accessories to make using and accessing your camera on a daily basis more enjoyable. Check out the Miggo website for more information.

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SnapperStuff.com

Snapperstuff

If you're looking for new camera accessories this Christmas, then SnapperStuff.com is the place to head. They are the sole UK and Ireland distributor for brands including MindShift Gear, FLM, LumiQuest and Think Tank Photo.

If you're looking to purchase a versatile camera bag that gives easy access to your kit, even when on the move, then MindShift Gear's award-winning Rotation 180 Panorama backpack will be ideal for you. It has an integrated waist-pack that can easily be swiveled to the front, providing access to primary kit with no hassle. Weighing only 1.3kg, it’s lightweight and can fit a DSLR or mirrorless body with lens attached and another lens. There’s space for your accessories and you can add a pouch to the waist-pack. Available in Tahoe Blue or Charcoal.

For travel, the Think Tank Photo Airport International Roller Bag is the perfect solution. The bag is designed to meet international carry-on requirements (always check with your operator before travelling!) and is large enough to hold a pro-sized DSLR and super telephoto lenses with lens hoods. It features a TSA approved combination lock and has a security cable allowing you to secure it to immovable objects for security. It comes with a rain cover and will be ideal for long or short haul travel with your kit. Other sizes of roller bag are also available from SnapperStuff. 

If you have a mirrorless camera kit, then the Mirrorless Mover 25i from Think Tank will be an ideal satchel style bag for you. Designed to be compact and made from high-quality materials, it's ideal for a trip about town. It features an 8-inch tablet pocket and fits a medium to large sized mirrorless body with two to four lenses. Available in Charcoal or Heathered Grey, the bag comes with a seam-sealed rain cover and features magnetic closure as well as YKK zips.

All of these products and more are available in the UK and Ireland exclusively through SnapperStuff.com. Visit the site to take a look at the full product information and for a complete list of their authorised UK and Ireland retailers. 

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Cambo Actus Kit

Cambo Gift Guide

Established in 1946 Cambo lead the way in technical cameras and manufacture probably the smallest and lightest camera platform - the Cambo ACTUS - for Mirrorless cameras such as the Sony A7 series, Fuji XT-1, Canon EOS M3 and Canon and Nikon DSLR systems. 

Using view camera movement the photographer will be able to be more versatile, be more creative and achieve professional results much faster than before. 

Mirrorless system camera bodies can be used as the digital back, while the Cambo ACTUS will function as a tilt-shift and swing adapter with view camera movements for each lens that is being used with this combination!

Size matters, and the Cambo ACTUS has been designed to give maximum functionality with minimal dimensions to support portability with ease. The Cambo ACTUS is small, lightweight and fits easily into a small case. 

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Take a look at the versatility of the ACTUS camera platform:

We have packaged a kit for the Christmas period which includes Cambo Actus, Bellows, Sony-E mount, Lens Plate, Schneider 80mm lens and CBH-6 Ball Head. All this for an incredible Offer Price £2,399.00 including VAT!

Specifications:

  • Size L / W / H: 15 x 10 x 17 cm
  • Weight: 1000g
  • Front Swing: 360 degrees
  • Front Tilt: 20 degrees (10/10)
  • Rear Shift Vertical: 27mm (12/15)
  • Rear Shift Horizontal: 40mm (20/20)
  • Colour: Black anodised, Titanium anodised (option)

Of course it doesn’t stop here, there are many more lens options available. Choose an additional lens plate and bring your legacy lenses back to life!

Lens plates: (currently available, more will follow)

  • Copal 0, Copal 1
  • Hasselblad C Bayonet
  • M39 Leica thread
  • Mamiya RZ/RB bayonet
  • Mamiya 645 Pro bayonet
  • Leica R Bayonet (for mirrorless bodies only)
  • Nikon-F Bayonet (for mirrorless bodies only)
  • Canon EF Bayonet (for mirrorless bodies only)

For further information contact Cambo UK.

Office: 0161 850 3590       Blog: http://cambouk.wordpress.com       Web: www.cambo.com

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MeFOTO RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit

MeFOTO

If you want a fun looking, colourful tripod that has exceptional construction, materials and features then the MeFOTO RoadTrip could be ideal for you. 

Great for point & shoot, mirrorless, micro 4/3 and DSLR cameras with larger lenses, these tripods can support up to 8kg, weigh just 1.63kg and can be converted to a monopod in seconds.

When folded, the tripod is only 39cm tall but it can extend to over 156cm tall, giving you the height range you need when capturing landscapes and more.

For those who regularly travel, each MeFOTO comes with its own carrying case for transport and protection and will fit easily into a carry-on, shoulder bag, or backpack.

All MeFOTO's are backed by a 5-year warranty and come in a range of vibrant colours, either in aluminium or carbon fiber. 

 

For more information, visit the MeFOTO website.

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Ikigai Camera Bag

Ikigai Rival Medium

If you're looking for a new camera bag large enough to accommodate professional gear then the Ikigai camera bag range will be ideal for you. 

The innovative defining feature of each Ikigai camera bag is its removable, configurable camera cell. The camera cell provides added protection while the removable aspect is unique in the industry and makes packing easier. Plus, you don't have to lug the entire backpack around once you've arrived at your location as the smaller bag (cell) can just be carried instead.

Bringing together a "Why didn't I think of that?" design simplicity, combined with the highest-performing materials and manufacturing with superior craftsmanship, Ikigai camera bags are designed to deliver an experience that exceeds expectations of even the most demanding customer.

The Ikigai bag range features medium and large sized bags, enabling you to pack exactly what you need for each new shoot's unique requirements. Plus, the removable cells can also be switched from one backpack to another which means photographers won't have to unpack and re-load their camera gear.

Triple density honeycomb 'ripstop' nylon was used in the construction of the bag range, which provides durability and gives the Rival bag a unique look, while the ergonomically-designed zippers, belts and straps make the bags comfier and easier to use. There are also multiple access points and side pockets included for convenience.

The Rival backpack is built to carry pro DSLRs, lenses, flash, a laptop and all the accessories photographers need. A detachable rain cover is also included which doubles as a ground sheet to protect knees or gear.

The new line of Ikigai camera bags can be bought online at Ikigaibags.com

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PermaJet Paper Products

PermaJet

Thinking of creating your own cards this Christmas? PermaJet have a fantastic offer for ePHOTOzine members. 

PermaJet greeting cards and postcards are perfect for photographers who want to print their own images on a high quality, heavyweight card media. You could give them to friends and family or sell them so that others can enjoy your images too!

When checking out at www.permajet.com, enter the discount code 'HAPPYXMAS' exactly as it appears to apply your exclusive 20% discount to all of the greeting card items listed below:

  • A5 or A6 Greeting Cards - in both Matt or Gloss finishes, including envelopes and sleeves.
  • 6"x4" Postcards - Pre-printed reverse with a high quality inkjet front, ready for easy printing.
  • Presentation Sleeves - These 6"x4" translucent envelopes give the perfect finishing touch.
  • Paper Creaser - Easily produce your own greetings cards with this precise paper creaser.

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Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 11 Software 

Xara photo tools

If you want a great value photo and graphic design software with powerful photo-editing and enhancement features along with truly flexible illustration and design tools, then look no further than Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 11. 

With technology based on the world's fastest vector graphic engine from Xara Designer Pro X, Photo & Graphic Designer 11 seamlessly combines comprehensive image-editing with powerful graphic design tools. Intuitive features and a wide range of effects make it possible to edit images and create graphics in a multitude of ways and the newly-introduced blend modes and art brushes provide even more creative freedom. Plus, because your original photos remain unchanged, you can let your imagination run wild without the risk of being stuck with unwanted edits and effects! No matter how often you change the size, images will remain clear and sharp. 

The highlights of the latest version are the four new blend modes, which can be used to create special effects, such as double exposures and textures. This allows users to design images which look as if they are drawn on canvas, paper or even stone. Soft light can be used for softer and diffused applications of colour and hard light allows you to add highlights and intensify contrasts and shadows. The luminance and colour blend modes can be used to easily customise the levels of luminosity and colour intensity.

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Foliopic Website Membership

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foliopic is the ideal website host for photographers. Designed and created by photographers for photographers, it offers all the features you could possibly want. 

The site is easy to use, with no website or software knowledge required to create your own website in a short period of time. There is a feature-packed admin, allowing you to easily control every aspect of your website with features at your fingertips, too. 

There are also fully customisable templates, helping your site to stand out from the crowd. Take a look at the foliopic website today to find out more. 

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ePHOTOzine Plus Membership

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To enhance your experience, or indeed a loved one or friend's experience of ePHOTOzine then Plus membership will make a great virtual stocking filler. 

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User_Removed 5 1.0k United Kingdom
17 Dec 2015 6:23PM
That is a good list

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