Its that time of year again, when T I P A (Technical Image Press Association) announces its awards for the world’s most innovative photo products:
• Canon has received five awards across its product line up. The EOS 100D is Bes1 DSLR Entry Level; the EOS 6D is the Best DSLR Expert; the Best Pro DSLR Lens award goes to the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L I] USM; the P i x m a PRO-10 receives the Best Expert Photo Printer award, and the EOS- 1D C is Best Video DSLR.
16. Designed for printing fine art mono¬chrome images, it was praised for bringing out a rich, vibrant tonal range in black and white prints.
16.6 Nikon received four T I P A Awards, with Best DSLR Advanced going to the D7100, Best Easy Compact Camera to the Cool- pixel S01, Best Super zoom Camera to the Coolpix P520, and Best CSC (compact system camera) Entry Level Lens goes to the Nikon 1 Nikkor 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 ED-IF.
16.7 Olympus receives Best CSC Entry Level for the PEN E-PL5.
16.8 Sigma’s 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM lens receives the award for Best Expert DSLR Lens, while its 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM receives the Best Entry Level DSLR Lens award.
16.9 Bowens is offering the chance to save over £900 when buying a C r e o 2400Ws generator pack after trading in an old generator. That’s over 20% discount from the typical UK price of £4000 (inc VAT). Old generators of any brand and any condition will be accepted. Meanwhile, two C r e o flash heads can also be purchased with 25% off.
16.11 The Robert Cape Gold Medal Award goes to 32 year-old Italian Fabio Buc-ciarelli, for a portfolio of 12 photographs reporting on the Syrian rebels in Aleppo, images from which have already won a World Press Photo Award.
16.12 Until 16 June, Sigma is offering cash back on purchases of second units of SD and DP cameras. Claims must be received by 24 June
16.13 G r a p h i s t u d i o offers an innovative way of displaying wedding photographs with its Image Box. This can be offered in addition to the Wedding Book, or used as an alternative album. The photographs are printed directly onto the art board for a ‘paint on canvas’ feel. Insert prints can be on a different materials metal or pearl.
16.14 A wide selection of finishes and materials are on offer, including leather and silk, and the prints inside are protected by the box, which includes a gentle opening mechanism, made of a ribbon, that lifts the prints out.
16.15 Available in 10 sizes, from 15x15cm to 30x30cm, containing a sequence of 10, 20 or 30 prints per box. (Price determined by size, materials, and style).