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Upgrade Your Pentax K-1 to the K-1 Mark II for $550 / £450

Ricoh USA/Europe have announced a rather unique upgrade service for owners of the original Pentax K-1 DSLR - they will replace the camera's main circuit board and the logo on the front, and voila, you have yourself a K-1 Mark II.  Could this be the future of high-end cameras, where the body remains the same and the "brain" is swapped out for a more capable version? Or is it merely indicative of the small number of changes that Pentax have made in the 2 years since the original K-1 was launched (the more cynical view)? The upgrade service will cost $550USD / $690 CAD / £450 and be done for a limited time from May 21, 2018 – September 30, 2018.

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LG K8 and K10 Smartphones Offer Advanced Camera Features

The new LG K8 and K10 smartphones will offer advanced camera features such as high-speed auto focus and noise reduction for better low-light photography. The LG K10 is equipped with th eadvanced 13MP rear camera technology found in the flagship LG G6, a high resolution 8MP front camera that supports Bokeh when shooting selfies, and Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) which is 23 percent faster than traditional auto focus. The updated LG K8 delivers more advanced camera UX features for 2018 and low-light photography has been improved from the previous generation K8 with even brighter, clearer images.

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Fotospeed Photographer of the Year 2018 Competition

The Fotospeed Photographer of the Year competition will return at this year's  The Photography Show in Birmingham, UK. The winner will receive a Canon A2 printer (Pro-1000 or equivalent), £500 worth of high quality Fotospeed inkjet paper and a day of one-to-one bespoke tutoring with award-winning photographer and photography journalist, Doug Chinnery.

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48-Hour Replacement Guarantee Now Available on Delkin Premium SD Cards

Delkin Devices have extended their industry-leading, 48-Hour Replacement Guarantee to their Premium SD memory card lines. This has previously only been available on the company’s Delkin Black product lines (pictured). That warranty has been extended to include their SD 1900X Power and SD 2000X Prime segments. Delkin will happily replace any non-working card within 48 hours or less (not including weekends), prior to receiving your non-working card.

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Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD Lens for Full-frame DSLR Cameras

The Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD is a compact telephoto zoom lens for full-frame DSLR cameras. It features a best-in-class maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.1, internal zoom mechanism, Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) design, 4 stops of VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization, and a Fluorine Coating and Moisture-Resistant Construction. The 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD is compatible with both the 1.4x (Model TC-X14) and 2.0x (Model TC-X20) Teleconverters. An Arca-Swiss style tripod mount is available as an optional accessory. The Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD will be aavailable from April 2018 for £699 in the UK and $799 in the US.

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