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The Haystack, 1844, from The Pencil of Nature by William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-77). Salted paper print © The RPS Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The V&A announces a new Photography Centre in London

Designed by David Kohn Architects, the new centre will open in Autumn 2018 and more than double the V&A’s current photography exhibition space. The opening will be accompanied by a museum-wide photography festival, a new digital resource, and a new history of photography course run with the Royal College of Art. The V&A plans to run events and activities in the new centre, and will continue to expand the facility. Phase Two will see the museum add more gallery space, and create a teaching and research facility, a browsing library, and a studio and darkroom which will enable photographers’ residencies. The new centre comes as the V&A transfers the Royal Photographic Society’s collection from the Science Museum Group, which was formerly held in the National Media Museum in Bradford. The transfer adds over 270,000 photographs, 26,000 publications, and 6000 pieces of equipment to the V&A’s holdings – which was already one of the largest and most important in the world, including around 500,000 works collected since the foundation of the museum in 1852. The RPS collection includes …

2017-04-06T16:45:30+00:00

Epson's new printer, the SureColor SC-P5000

Epson launches the SureColor SC-P5000 printer

Tech giant Epson has launched its new professional photography, fine art and proofing printer, the SureColor SC-P5000 (17-inch). Slightly smaller than its predecessor, the Stylus Pro 4900, it features the advanced Epson PrecisionCore TFP printhead for precision and increased colour gamut, and completes the SureColor range (which also includes the high-quality, high-resolution SC-P7000 (24-inch) and SC-P9000 (44-inch) models). Seiko Epson, the mother company that began life as a small watch-making factory 75 years ago, has a long history of printing innovation, and has produced 30 new models in the SureColor printer range in just two years. It plans to add a further 15 in the next 18 months. Its focus today is sustainability, said Epson sales manager Phil McMullin, who emphasised the company’s mission to replace energy-hungry laser printers with inkjets. Of the SureColor SC-P5000 he said: “Colours are so precise that you can print in complete confidence, knowing the exact colour you want will be perfectly reproduced in the finished print.”The new printer is able to support two different ink combinations, including one with …

2017-01-26T16:48:44+00:00

Fujifilm GFX 50S with GF 63mm lens f/2.8

Introducing the Fujifilm GFX 50S

Fujifilm’s ‘development announcement’ of a compact medium format camera using mirrorless technology was one of the major talking points at last year’s Photokina trade show. Not that there was any real doubt it going into full production, confirmation of which came today, with the promise that it will be in UK stores by late February. The GFX 50S uses a customised version of the 43.8×32.9mm Sony 51.4-megapixel sensor seen elsewhere, making the most of its 3.69m-dot electronic display to offer a vari-angle viewfinder that flips and rotates for all-round viewing. The body is very much like the X Series, and is able to use a similar short flange-back design for improved lens-to-sensor transmission. It weighs 1230g when paired with a standard lens (GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR), which Fuji claims is nearly a third less than current MF cameras with a similar size sensor, and more comparable to a 35mm format DSLR. We were told last September that the price was going to make headlines; Damien Demolder guessing that it would be “significantly less than …

2017-01-24T11:33:17+00:00

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POSTmatter relaunches, finding meaning amidst chaos in the digital age

How do you find meaning amidst chaos? Mythologies have always given shape to the world around us, weaving stories to make sense of natural forces, potential futures and other mysterious phenomena. The parallel between the myths and rites of the past, and the alternative belief systems of today’s postdigital age, are explored in POSTmatter’s newly relaunched online format, which will see the digital platform publish two issues per year, developing custom interactive and moving image pieces that put a new spin on the traditional. Separate to each issue, the magazine will also publish original written and visual pieces on varied topics throughout the year. With a primary focus on contemporary art, POSTmatter is the trailblazing force setting out to challenge the outdated separation between online and print, looking at how emerging and established artists alike are being influenced by new technologies, and how they in turn are changing the ways in which we engage with these tools. “I began to wonder why it seemed to be the rule that a magazine’s print output was the …

2016-09-29T13:33:40+00:00

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Photokina News: Olympus announce development of OM-D E-M1 ll

Olympus has announced the development of its next OM-D E-M1 flagship and says that the new body will have an emphasis on fast reactions via both its AF system and its ability to work at high frame rates. The OM-D E-M1 ll will be aimed at professional photographers and will offer frame rates as high as 60fps in full 20-million-pixel resolution. The company says that sport and wildlife photographers will appreciate the enhanced AF tracking abilities of the camera and its ability to reach 18fps with AF and AE on and 60fps with those features locked, while in Pro Capture mode the camera records 14 frames right before the shutter release is fully pressed to ensure the effect of shutter lag is completely negated. The AF system will have 121 cross-type AF points spread across the screen and will use a combination of standard contrast detection and phase detection systems that should deliver both speed and accuracy. The company’s 5-axis in-body stabilisation system is claimed to provide a remarkable 6.5 stops of shake-compensation in both …

2016-09-27T12:42:43+00:00

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