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UK Photoshow 2016 deals

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Just been to Britain’s largest annual photography show in Birmingham NEC – these times called “UK Photoshow” but in the past “Focal”. I’ve been to it a few times over the years -usually just to geek out (hey I know good photography isn’t about the gear – but I enjoy that aspect anyway) but also occasionally to buy equipment.

There have been good deals to be had in the past – but I think less so in recent years. I’ve gone into the habit of photographing price lists to share them online so others can see if they want to go. This year though I’ve just been on the penultimate day – so maybe not so much of use – but what the hell.

I only photographed the price lists I saw that were easily photographed – a fair few only had prices on individual items – as I wasn’t buying – I didn’t go for them.

Past years:

2014
https://blog.dafyddowen.com/2014/03/02/photography-show-2014-prices/

2012
https://blog.dafyddowen.com/2012/03/06/focus-on-imaging-cameraworld-prices/
https://blog.dafyddowen.com/2012/03/06/focus-on-imaging-jacob-prices/

Sorry for the quality – taken on a phone.
I’m not one for taking my camera to photography shows.

Click on the picture to view larger, and then click on the “view in full size” bottom right to see the original.

http://www.photographyshow.com/


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Grunge & 90s Style Mags : Video

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Been a while since I blogged anything – mostly as I’ve not had the time – covered (photography) a couple of London Music festivals and have other editing I’m way behind on. Will likely post some of these in time.

During my lunchtimes I often read photography (or related) blogs, news feeds and such like which sometimes include videos. One that’s not usually photography related (iD Magazine YouTube upload feed) has recently featured a video which covers photography and fashion of the 90s Grunge scene. Thought I’d share.

It’s part of a series on UK youth culture:
Episode 1: Grime & Emo – http://bit.ly/1eCWMxP
Episode 2: Jungle & Cybergoth – http://bit.ly/1UvT0XU
Episode 3: Grunge & 90s Style Mags – http://bit.ly/1K5gNL7
Episode 4: B-Boys, Ibiza & Acid House – http://bit.ly/1Dq3FIO
Episode 5: Soul Boys & Casuals – http://bit.ly/1Mk4xqI
Episode 6: Skins & Scooter Boys – https://youtu.be/5PpAWL1FVxY


Professional Photographer magazine to end

Received the below E-mail last night.

I’m not overly surprised.

Each time I tried a subscription I was ultimately disappointed by it. There were some good articles – don’t get me wrong – wasn’t all bad. But all the bloomin time  they would have poor articles about things like SEO. I realise that I’m not the main target audience in that I’m not full time pro and don’t do any marketing – but almost every single time they did an SEO/Internet tools article it would be a brief introduction not going into any great depth or detail. Each time they’d do this it would cover the same well trodden ground. It just smacked of inviting some SEO consultant in to do a free piece – each time they’d obviously start from the beginning and not have enough space (or want to) give specifics. This happened on many such topics not just SEO – woo this is branding, this is SEO, this is Twitter……. then a month or two later …… this is SEO, this is Branding etc etc

 

There is an alternative – I recently picked up a copy of Photo Professional up from the SWPP convention. From chatting to the guy there – it seemed like several of their staff used to work at Professional Photographer. I’ve bought and read one back copy. Seemed Ok. I did like the fact that they organises all the business into one section, all the gear into one section etc – so if not interested in that you could easily skip it.

But personally – I’m going to go for a digital subscription from the US Magazine – Photo District News a.k.a PDN. Unfortunately PDN doesn’t have a distributor in the UK (I’ve asked several times) and the US to UK postage more than doubles the price – so I’m going to go digital.

 

Service Update
Hi,

Sadly, we’ve taken the difficult decision to cease publication ofPhotography Monthly and Professional Photographer magazines.

However, to ensure you still get regular photography inspiration and deals, we’ve partnered with our friends at Future Publishing to secure some amazing free content and offers.

Future publish five award-winning photography magazines, websites and live events, and we’ve arranged for you to receive:

  • 2 x free eBooks: ‘How to sell 2,000 photos a day’ and ‘How to Shoot Everything’
  • A 30% discount on tickets to The Photography Show 2015

To get them, simply click the link below to access the free weekly Digital Camera World email newsletter.

Every week, this newsletter is packed with the best photography inspiration, ideas and techniques to try, as well as news and reviews of all the latest cameras and kit, competitions and more.

Click here to receive the free content.
(Rest assured your details will not be shared with any third parties)

Finally, many thanks for your loyalty to both Photography Monthly andProfessional Photographer.

Yours faithfully,

Lisa Flint-Elkins, Acting Subscriptions Manager

Lisa Flint-Elkins,
Acting Subscriptions Manager

 


New Nikon UK Cashback

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Nikon UK have launched a new cashback deal – and for a change they fainally have some decent stuff in there not just low end SLR-lens bundles! Finally. Canon always seem to have better cashback deals with a full range of lenses etc.

http://www.nikon.co.uk/sites/cashback/products_uk.html

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Having a D800 I’d only really consider FX lenses.

The 70-200mm f2.8 VR II is a lens I’ve considered for a while – I already have a Sigma 70-200 but it’s an old model and has no VR. But then I don’t use it very often so not sure I can justify the expense. £160 cashback makes it a bit more appealing.

Cashback is on items bought between today (16th October) and 26th Jan. Claims have to be in by 24th Feb. See the link above.

Category

Model

Cashback Value

DSLR

D3100

£20

D3200

£30

D5200

£50

D7000

£70

D7100

£100

D800

£160

DX Lens

35mm F1.8

£20

40mm F2.8

£20

55-200MM nonVR

£20

55-200MM VR

£30

55-300mm VR

£40

16-85mm

£50

18-140mm VR

£50

18-200mm VR II

£60

18-300mm VR

£70

FX Lens

70-300MM VR

£40

105MM VR MICRO

£60

28-300mm VR

£70

24-70mm

£120

70-200MM VR II

£160

Flash

SB-400

£20

SB-700

£40

SB-910

£60

Nikon 1

S1

£20

J3

£50

V2

£80

1 NIKKOR

18.5mm

£20

Binocular

EDG 7 x 42 DCF
EDG 8 x 42 DCF
EDG 10 x 42 DCF
EDG 8 x 32 DCF
EDG 10 x 32 DCF

 £250