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LCE PRO SHOW – Southampton

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As tLCE London Camera Exchangehe South Coast’s premier Professional Centre for Canon & Nikon camera systems, London Camera Exchange are pleased to announce the LCE Southampton PRO Show 2014.

After its runaway success over the last ten years, this major one day event will again be held at the Novotel Hotel in Southampton, on Thursday 10th April.

Visitors will be able to see, try & buy the latest professional digital SLRs, plus a wide selection of lenses & accessories, printers, tripods, bags, memory cards, studio flash systems, backgrounds & reflectors plus quality used equipment, all under one roof.

As always the Show will offer the perfect opportunity for professionals and enthusiasts to invest in the latest kit, with special Show-only offers and part exchange deals on the day. Expert advice and in-depth demos will be on offer from a host of manufacturer experts as well as our highly trained, friendly staff.

Brands exhibiting should include Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Fujifilm, Pentax, Ricoh, Sigma, Samyang (tbc), Tamron, Tokina, Epson, Lowepro, Tamrac, thinkTANK photo, Gitzo, Manfrotto, Velbon, Giottos, Lastolite (inc Lumen8 studio flash), Bowens studio flash, Metz, SanDisk, Hama, Hahnel, Cam Ranger, Rogue, X-Rite & ColorMunki, DxO Software, Stealth Gear, Crumpler & Op-tech.

Canon & Nikon sensor clean clinics will be in session, offering a FREE basic sensor clean on your Canon or Nikon DSLR by manufacturer technicians! (One only per show visitor).

Wild Arena will be holding various mini-studio photo sessions in conjunction with Canon including their popular ‘Animal Macro’ workshop, giving visitors the chance to try out the latest Canon DSLRs & Macro lenses etc on a variety of exotic insects, small reptiles and other subjects. The Royal Photographic Society will also be attending with info & joining offers.

Free Seminar Talks by manufacturer specialists/photographer ambassadors are to be held- to include sessions from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus & Colour Confidence:

  • 11.30am-12.30pm – Nikon will offer a talk and presentation on the amazing new D4s Pro DSLR;
  • 12.30-1.30pm – Canon Explorer Danny Green will be discussing ‘The Art of Wildlife Photography’ using EOS equipment and is also offering short portfolio review sessions- email him at danny@dannygreenphotography.com to book your slot on this;
  • 1.30-2.50pm – Pro Fashion & Portrait Photographer Damian McGillicuddy will be talking about his work and on using the latest Olympus OM-D E-system cameras;
  • 3-4pm – Sony product talk, details to be confirmed.
  • 4-5pm – Pro Photographer Mark Lawrence from Lastolite will be discussing Studio Lighting techniques and the Lastolite product range, including Lumen8 Studio Flash, Backgrounds & Reflectors etc.
  • 5-6pm- Colour Confidence will be talking about ‘Improving Your Workflow’ using their monitor/printer calibration products and software;

NOTE: Places limited on all of the above, pre-booking not available on seminar talks.


FREE ENTRY:

Entrance to the event is FREE and doors are open from 11am until 7pm (limited car parking is available at the Novotel itself- visitors to enquire at reception for further info).

WIN:

To add to the excitement, every visitor will have the chance to win a superb Fujifilm X-M1+16-50mm Zoom (Compact System Camera) worth £549.99 SRP in the FREE Prize Draw on the day!


Snapperstuff will be demonstrating gear from Think Tank Photo, FLM, Peak Design and LumiQuest at the show, so please come and ask our Product Specialist any questions you have, and try out your gear for best fit!


LCE PRO SHOW:

Date:   10 April 2014 – Thursday
Time:  11am – 7pm
Venue: Novotel Hotel, 1 West Quay Road, Southampton SO15 1RA

 

The Societies Convention 2014

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The countdown is on to Europe’s biggest annual photographic Convention.

The Societies 2014 Convention runs from 15-20 January, and we’ll be exhibiting with the Societies Trade Show, over 3 days, from Friday Jan 17-19, at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel, 225 Edgware Road, London, W2 1JU.

Friday, 17 Jan = 10-5pm
Saturday, 18 Jan = 10-5pm
Sunday, 19 Jan = 10-4pm

Registration for FREE ENTRY to the Trade Show has now been extended to 10 January 2014, after this the cost is £6.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

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Over 100 exhibitors are preparing to show the latest products and services from the photographic industry.

Phil Jones, The Societies’ CEO says, “There is no question that this show is a ‘must-do’ event for all serious photographers”

He added, “Many of the trade have negotiated special deals for the 2014 Trade Show. There will also be a range of free demonstrations from some of the key players within the industry, such as Adobe, The Flash Centre, onOne Software, Fujifilm…to name a few.

Our 2014 Convention will simply be the biggest event of its kind ever held in Europe – and our message to photographers is simple ‘Don’t miss it’.”

For more information on The Societies 2014 Convention, please visit the link below:

http://www.swpp.co.uk/convention/

We will be exhibiting the brands we represent here in the UK & Ireland:

LumiQuest Logo Lightech Logo Green Clean Logo

FLM logoPeakDesign_logoTTP LOGO HIGHMindShift Logo

Does My Kit Fit? Airport Security

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We caught up with multi-award-winning Guardian Sport Photographer Tom Jenkins over the summer and took a look at what gear he fits in his Airport Security:

Tom Jenkins Airport Security 1

Here’s what Tom says:

This is the typical kit I take to a football match. Layout is as follows anti-clockwise from top left:

1/ 24-70mm 2.8
2/ underneath hidden 70-200mm 2.8 on top SB900 flash and 1.4 converter.
3/ mini tripod head (for remote), 28mm 2.8 for remote
4/ D4
5/ D3s, D3, spare battery
6/ 500mm f4 with on top mini tripod legs and pocket wizards.

For a football match I would also take another D3 body plus 300mm f2.8 in a laptop bag with my mac. Waterproof gear goes in front pocket of Airport Security along with stool. Monopod down the side of the bag.

Tom is offering a Masterclass to Fixation customers, in London.  He’ll be sharing his techniques and ideas, inspiration and creative drive, as well as suggesting essential tools for creating the perfect image of the greatest sporting moments.

Tom took this photo of Oscar Pistorius, South African paralympic runner at the Olympic Stadium, Stratford, London.
To see more of Tom’s images, see his page on the Fixation Gallery.
You will also be able to find more of his work here: www.guardian.co.uk and www.observer.co.uk
ABOUT TOM:
I started being a professional sports photographer in 1989. For the vast majority of the time since I have worked for The Guardian and The Observer newspapers. Of the many international events I have covered probably the 5 World Cups and 3 Olympics stand out as the highlights. As a lover of sport and photography it has to be the best job in the world! One of the best pieces of advice given to me right at the start of my career was to ‘get yourself down to Fixation. They will sort it out!’. Ever since I have relied on them to fix my gear (be it Nikon, Canon then Nikon again!) and find me new equipment. Quite possibly I couldn’t do my job without the back-up I get from everyone at Fixation.

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The Masterclass will be on Tuesday the 4th of December from 6:30pm.

Tickets are strictly limited to 35 delegates for this very special evening.

Ticket price of £45 will entitle you to a signed copy of Tom’s new book “In the Moment” (cover price £30) as well as access to a whole raft of very special discounts on the kit that Tom uses on a day-to-day basis including:

ThinkTank Photo, Pocket Wizard, Aquatech, Lastolite, Manfrotto, and more… plus special offers on Nikon Pro gear and accessories!

Fixation will also have a free draw for a pair of official Nikon London 2012 Binoculars, and of course, we’ll be inviting you to share some seasonal refreshments to celebrate an inspirational evening!

Call Fixation on: 020 7582 3294 to reserve your place, or email jonny@fixationuk.com

You can purchase “In the Moment” from Fixation or from The Guardian

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Click here for more info on the Airport Security v2.0

Does My Kit Fit? Glass Taxi

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Withe the Binocular & Telescope Show at Titchfield Haven (National Nature Reserve) coming up this weekend – 30th June & 1st July – we took a look at how some optics fit in the Think Tank Photo Glass Taxi:

Leica APO-TELEVID 82 with 25-50 eyepiece attached

Swarovski ATM80 HD with 25-50

Carl Zeiss DiaScope 85 FL with 20-70 eyepiece

Carl Zeiss DiaScope 85 FL with 20-70 eyepiece with the new Conquest HD large Binoculars (10×42) and Carl Zeiss Victory Compact Binoculars (10×25)

You can find out more about the Think Tank Photo Glass Taxi here (click link) as well as from our network of Authorised Retailers.

LCE Winchester will be showing the optics featured here at the Titchfield Haven Binocular & Telescope Show this weekend, so if you’d like to go here’s the full info:

Does My Kit Fit? Retrospective 10 pinestone

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Pete Rawlinson, Sales Specialist at London Camera Exchange in Winchester, was privilaged to be asked to test out the new Nikon 1 cameras at the press launch in Shanghai, back in October…

“I thought I’d need a bag that would better suit all my kit. Now, like most photographers, I have many different bags and cases yet none seem to be able to handle the kit I’d be taking out with me.

While at work I looked at the Retro series and thought I’d appeal to my rep, Helen’s, kind nature and ask if there were any Retro Demo bags I could borrow. Unfortunately none of these were available, but Helen kindly lent me her own Retro 10. The bag was big enough to fit all my kit plus the chargers and my vitals, phone and wallet.

The main things I really found great about this bag were;

  • Enough room for all my kit plus more
  • Not your typical “Camera Bag” (meaning I could happily walk around the streets with £8000 worth of camera equipment on my shoulder)
  • The cushioned strap was more than welcomed as I spent 5 days carrying all this kit for the whole time
  • The carrying handle made picking up my gear from the taxis, buses and boats easier than having to pick it up via the long strap.
  • The sound silencers were probably the best feature with this bag. I found this particularly handy while exploring the Buddhist temple when I had to switch over memory cards.

All in all I don’t think I could say anything negative about these series of bags and since returning from China I have bought myself a Retro 10 which has become my primary Camera Bag.”

www.LCEGROUP.co.uk

www.Pete-Rawlinson.co.uk

Congratulations to Pete who recently wind 3rd prize in the Sony World Photography Awards (staff competition)!
Here he is collecting his prize:  Pete collecting prize

Pete Rawlinson shooting in Shaghai with the Nikon 1 camera

Shaghai at night, taken on the Nikon 1 camera – Copyright Pete Rawlinson 2011

Shaghai People, taken on the Nikon 1 camera – Copyright Pete Rawlinson 2011Fellow Nikon Photographers Simon Stafford & Will Cheung (Advanced Photographer Editor) with their Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise shoulder bags in Shaghai, shot on the Nikon 1 camera – Copyright Pete Rawlinson 2011

Shaghai, taken on the Nikon 1 camera – Copyright Pete Rawlinson 2011

Nikon 1 camera gear, which Pete fitted in the Retrospective 10 bag – Copyright Pete Rawlinson 2011

To see more of Pete’s work please check out this link: www.Pete-Rawlinson.co.uk

To find out more on the Think Tank Photo Retrospective 10 and other bags in the range to can catch up with Pete in the LCE – London Camera Exchange – store in Winchester, Hampshire. Website: www.lcegroup.co.uk

You can follow LCE on Twitter here: @LCEUsedCameras

and here: @LCEOffers

You can follow LCE Winchester on Facebook here: LCE Winchester

For more info on the Retrospective range click on this link: RETROSPECTIVE RANGE

Sling-O-Matic goes for a spin

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Whilst doing an In-Store Day with Clifton Cameras we thought it would be a great opportunity to road test one of the Think Tank Photo Sling-O-Matic bags, so Clifton’s sales specialist Gareth took to his bike…

Copyright: Helen Atkinson

If you’re in the Gloucestershire area, then you can find out more about the Think Tank Photo bag range by visiting the Clifton Cameras store in Dursley.

Alternatively you can check out their website: www.cliftoncameras.co.uk

or give them a call on: 01453 548128

Find out more info on the Sling-O-Matic range from our website here:
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Pentax 645D Automotive Studio Day with Clifton Cameras

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Join the Automotive Studio Day with Pentax 645D – hosted by Clifton Cameras.

Venue: Imagist Studio, Bristol.

Date & Time: 2pm Wednesday 22 March 2012

There’s still time to join the Clifton Cameras event. See Nick Dimbleby  (www.nickdimbleby.com) in action with the Pentax 645D shooting and Aston Martin in the studio, and have the opportunity to try the camera out yourself.

One our Snapperstuff Product Specialists will be on hand to advise you on the Think Tank Photo products and carrying solutions.  Please feel free to bring your gear for a bespoke “fitting service”.