Fujifilm Cashback Offers

Fujifilm have announced new cashback offers on a range of their products. These are listed below:

Qualifying Cameras

  • Fujifilm X-T1 black kit with 18-55mm lens – £100 cashback
  • Fujifilm X-T1 black kit with 18-135mm lens – £100 cashback
  • Fujifilm X-T1 black body only – £100 cashback
  • Fujifilm X-E2 18-55mm lens kit – £100 cashback
  • X-E2 body only – £100 cashback
  • Fujifilm XQ1 – £50 cashback
  • Fujifilm FinePix S1 – £50 cashback
  • Fujifilm FinePix S9400W – £30 cashback
  • Fujifilm FinePix S9200 – £20 cashback

Buy 1 get £100, Buy 2 Get £300, Buy 3 Get £500 Cashback

This offer is valid on the following lenses:

  • XF 60mm
  • XF 56mm
  • XF 55-200mm
  • XF 35mm
  • XF 23mm
  • XF 18-55mm
  • XF 14mm
  • XF 10-24mm

Buy an X-Pro1, Get 2 Free Lenses

You can currently receive 2 free lenses, the XF 18mm and XF 27mm worth £879.98 when you buy an X-Pro1.

The offers are available until 11 January 2015. For more information, take a look at the Fujifilm website.

World’s Most Rugged SD Card From Delkin

Delkin Devices has announced a new line of SD memory cards that feature a specialized casing and design that make them waterproof, dustproof, extreme temperature resistant, and virtually unbreakable.

In addition to the rugged nature of the new cards, Delkin is offering a free 48 hour “No-Questions-Asked” replacement guarantee and enhanced customer service support for the cards.

Delkin BLACK SD cards are built using a proprietary injection molding process that differs from the traditional surface mounted components and welded case design that most cards utilize. Delkin BLACK cards are dust, water, and shock-proof, and have an extended temperature range that allows the card to perform flawlessly in environments ranging from -40°C to 85°C.

Delkin BLACK cards are available in capacities of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, and individually serialized. Read and write speeds are proven at 99MB/s and 80MB/s respectively, and the cards are rated for UHS-I Speed Class 3, meaning they are guaranteed to perform at a minimum sequential write speed of 30MB/s – a rating that is required for many 4K applications.

Delkin BLACK cards are sold exclusively through authorized camera stores in the US and in Europe, and are not available online. For a complete list of authorized dealers, visit the Delkin website.

AsukaBook Launch Curve And Vista Layflat Book

AsukaBook has announced the launch of two new products this Autumn, the Vista Layflat Book and the Curve Book.

The Vista Layflat book is in a flush mount style and is available with a designable hard cover or cushioned hard cover. Both options open to thin, board-mounted pages finished in either laminate glossy or matt and a layout binding. This book starts and finishes with a printed spreads, providing the most space for your designs. The vista is accompanied by a sleek frosted plastic case.

The books are available in 10×10, 8×11 or 11×8 inch sizes, with 4,6,8,10 or 12 pages.

The Curve Book is also flush mount style and has a designable hard cover with rounded corners and a clear plastic case. Rounded corners, full spreads throughout, and thick, board-mounted pages make the Curve different from any other AsukaBook. Offered in four sizes, the Curve is printed with either laminate glossy or matt pages and a fully designable hard cover in a layflat binding. A frosted plastic case allows for protection and portability.

These books are available in 8×8, 6.5×8.5, 8.5×6.5 and 7×7 inch sizes, with 4,6,8,10 or 12 pages.

AsukaBook products are available exclusively to professional photographers. For more information including pricing, please register as a professional user on the AsukaBook website.

Photography Website List Expanded

The NPS is pleased to announce that following a trial with our partner Talea Digital the list of website templates available for NPS members has expanded from 2 to nearly 50.

Members can request a free website and free hosting from their members area on our website (www.thenps.com)

These websites normally cost £299 so it really is a great saving and a fantastic benefit of being a member of The NPS.

Apple Announces 27-Inch iMac With Retina 5K Display Starting at £1999 / $2500

Apple today announced the next-generation 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display carrying a resolution of 5120 x 2880 pixels.

Featuring 14.7 million pixels, the new iMac offers improved improved contrast, viewing angles, and color accuracy.

“Thirty years after the first Mac changed the world, the new iMac with Retina 5K display running OS X Yosemite is the most insanely great Mac we have ever made,”

said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With a breathtaking 14.7 million pixel display, faster CPU and graphics, Fusion Drive, and Thunderbolt 2, it’s the most beautiful and powerful iMac ever.

The base iMac with a Retina 5K display will be available with a 3.5 GHz quad-core Intel i5 processor, AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 1TB Fusion Drive starting at £1999 in the UK or $2,499 in the USA with shipping beginning today. The new Retina iMac models can be upgraded with 4.0 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and AMD Radeon R9 M295X graphics processor. All Retina iMac models come standard with two Thunderbolt 2 ports.

This machine is already being touted as the ultimate machine for photographers and video editors due to it’s breathtaking resolution, clarity of screen, incredible speed and of course the quality of software available for the Apple Mac – a machine already a huge hit with people from the creative industry.

September 2014 Competition Winners Announced

Congratulations to our 2 Gold winners and 10 Highly Commended winners in the September competition.

Click here to see the results.

Good luck to everyone entering this month!

Bowens Launch Five New Flash Heads

Bowens has launched an exclusive five-strong ‘competitively priced’ range of flash heads for its popular Creo Generator system.

The new range is engineered to be compatible with both high-spec Creo 1200 and Creo 2400 professional power packs.

The special effect flash heads include two new long penlights; two new long strip lights and a 250mm diameter Fresnel spot light.

Robert Cook, Bowens marketing director said: “These innovative, precision-engineered and high-spec accessories offer supreme quality and will provide fashion and commercial photographers – and even automotive photographers – with a wide range of creative lighting opportunities using our Creo high performance power packs. And as always, we’ve ensured they remain commonsense purchase propositions in terms of price.”

Top fashion and portrait photographer Wayne Johns added: “I recently did some test shots with some of these new heads. I particularly loved the new 69cm long strip light – the light it produced was both beautiful and controllable. I used it as an easily adjustable light-shaping tool.”

He added; “The new Fresnel is a terrific piece kit to work with and provides a superb spread of light. I was able to focus the beam and turn it into a very hard spot or a more diffused wide spread of circled light. It proved to be very crisp, even and punchy all at the same time.”

The new flash head additions:

Light Sticks: (20cm and 30cm penlights from £900, excl tax) Used by photographers to create unique lighting effects or striking highlights in portraits, or to light inside a subject: e.g. a car or architectural feature.

Slim Lights: (69cm and 130 cm long strip lights from £1,749.00 excl tax) Often used by fashion shooters with optional Barn-Doors to create even highlights with sharp cut-offs, or used individually as long and highly controllable rim lights.

Creo FS250 Fresnel: (250 mm: £2,879.00 excl tax) Classic Hollywood-style lighting option using 21st century technology.

For more information, take a look at the Bowens website.

Epson Launch Two Ink Tank Printers

Epson has announced the L355 and L555 printers, which use refillable tanks rather than print cartridges.

Both printers have an ink reservoir, allowing them to print 4000 pages in black and white and 6500 in colour using one fill. The printers are the first of their kind in Britain, and it will only cost £8 to refill the printers with Epson’s own ink.

The L355 and L555 are refilled with ink bottles, and the L555 also features fast ink top up technology for easy and mess free refills. A choke valve allows you to lock the ink system during transport, minimising leaks and ink wastage.

These printers feature Wi-Fi capabilities with Epson print, allowing you to print directly from your iOS or Android smartphone.

The Epson L555 is now available for £329.99, while the L355 is available for £249.99. For more information, take a look at the Epson website.