NEW! Lowepro Adventura Cases

The new Adventura Case series: two pouches that offer rugged protection, with custom-molded base and weather resistant zipper to safeguard gear from moisture, debris and impact. More Tahoe Cases also just in.

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Lowepro's new Adventura CS 10 fits ultra-compact cameras such as the Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS, Sony DSC-W830 or Nikon Coolpix S7000, while its bigger brother Adventura CS 20 is ideal for compact cameras such as the Sony RX100, Sony DSC-HX80 or Canon PowerShot SX720. The bags featured the signature Adventura custom-molded base that safeguards against moisture, debris and impact. Made from durable exterior fabric, the cases have a weather resistant zipper for additional protection from the elements. Get easy access to the camera via single zipper to the main compartment, which can also accommodate spare batteries and memory card. There is a rear slash pocket for small items like ID card or money. Store in larger bag or carry via the built-in belt loop or removable shoulder strap. Adventura cases are available in Black only. Also just in are the other pouches in Lowepro's new Tahoe Case series. The sporty, protective and lightweight cases feature protective quilted foam padding that safeguards camera from impact, sturdy nylon exterior that resists abrasion, and a zippered front pocket that holds spare memory card and/or batteries. Stored in a larger bag or carry with ease via built-in belt loop or attachable shoulder strap. Tahoe CS 20 is ideal for Canon PowerShot SX720, Sony DSC-HX80 or other popular current compact cameras, while Tahoe CS 10 is a perfect fit for most popular ultra-compact cameras such as the Sony DSC-W30 & Nikon Coolpix S7000. Both are available in Black and Galaxy Blue. (May 2017)

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Toshiba Memory

Leading innovation. Toshiba's range of high quality memory cards meets the growing storage needs of today's electronic devices. The range includes Micro SD Class 4 and Class 10 cards, and SD Class 10 cards.

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Toshiba has consistently led the way in developing memory solutions since the company originated the technology of NAND- and NOR- type Flash memory in the 1980s. We offer a range of current Micro SD and SD cards in various capacities. The Class 4 Micro SD cards comes in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacity, and are supplied with SD Adapter. These High Speed Standard series cards have read speeds up to 15MB/s - perfect for storing apps and data in your mobile phone or tablet. The Class 10 Micro SD cards come in 16GB and 32GB, also both with SD Adapter. The 16GB cards belongs to Toshiba's Exceria series, and is great for enthusiastic photographers providing the ultra-fast speed (reads up to 90MB/s) and capacity you need to catch the perfect moments in 4K and Full HD on your smartphone, digital camera or GoPro. The 32GB card is a High Speed Professional series card with 40MB/s read speed - perfect for use in mobile devices. All SD cards are also High Speed Professional series cards, and available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. They are built for the latest high megapixel cameras and ensure smooth video capture so you can shoot like a professional. These Class 10 cards feature read speeds of 40MB/s (30Mb/s for the 64GB) so you can transfer and upload files faster. Toshiba's write-protect feature prevents accidental overwrites. Engineered to Toshiba’s famously high quality standards, all Toshiba card are backed by a solid five-year limited standard warranty. Toshiba memory cards replace Samsung memory cards which have been discontinued. (May 2017)

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NEW! HPRC Cases

HPRC's range includes standard resin cases and specialized cases and bags (for drones and more). Innovative materials and design deliver improved solutions for users to protect, transport and access their equipment.

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Founded in 2006, HPRC manufactures advanced protective hard cases for all sorts of applications: photographic, industrial, marine and more. Their standard range includes cases in different sizes from 210x145x94mm (HPRC2100) to 555x459x256mm (HPRC2700W). These lightweight, waterproof, unbreakable resin cases can be used to carry every kind of equipment. Most comes with cubed foam, although some models are supplied with second skin, an interior soft deck with dividers. Larger sizes come with built-in wheels. All case features include ergonomic handles, a valve that automatically adjusts the air pressure inside, an internal O-ring that makes the case totally waterproof, robust two phase system closing hooks, and reinforced corners for shock-resistance. The cases are made of a patented material for maximum protection with minimal weight, can withstand impacts, drops and pressures, as well as extreme temperatures (from -40°C to +80°C), and are watertight and resistant to dust, moisture, acids and sand. The specialized case range comprises normal HPRC cases with pre-cut foam interiors to accommodate particular gear. We have a selection for DJI drones plus accessories – two for DJI Inspire 2, three options for DJI Mavic (one a backpack case), and three for DJI Phantom 4 (including two soft bags, one that can take the drone with prop guards attached). The modular nature of the interior means that after you've stopped a particular drone you can re-purpose this case by replacing the foam cut-out with cubed foam or another interior. HPRC cases are manufactured entirely in Italy. (May 2017)

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Introducing Meade Solar

The Personal Solar Telescope (PST) is a Coronado innovation. It is the world's most popular telescope to observe the sun. Study of the solar disk is now within the reach of the amateur astronomer.

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The Meade Coronado PST is a highly portable dedicated solar telescope featuring completely internal non-removable and student safe solar filtering optics with a 1.0 angstrom hydrogen-alpha (Ha) bandpass for great surface detail. The PST will show you the dynamic, ever-changing prominences at the edge of the sun as well as filaments and other surface details in amazing detail, all in the brilliant and distinctive red colour of hydrogen-alpha light. The PST has a 40mm diameter dedicated Ha optical system with 30mm internal etalon primary blocking filter and incorporated focuser and bandpass fine adjustment controls and built-in solar viewfinder. 400mm focal length, f/10 focal ratio, with Kellner 20mm eyepiece. The model we keep (PSTCP) comes with hard case for the Coronado PST included, enhancing the portability of your PST while protecting your investment. A tripod is not included, but is available as a separate item: Meade Coronado AZ Mount and Tripod. The Coronado Altazimuth Mount with slow motion cables is an aluminium mount with a full-size stainless steel tripod, that is perfect to use with your Meade Coronado PST (Personal Solar Telescope) or SolarMax II. The easy-to-use mount comes with dual slow motion control cables with knobs on both axes for fine movements and a pan handle design for coarse movements. Recommended for Coronado scopes through 60mm size only. (May 2017)

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Phottix Saldo, Ares II & More

New products: Phottix Pro Easy Up HD Strip Umbrella Softbox with Grid 40x90cm; Phottix Ares II Flash Trigger Transmitter and Receiver; Phottix Saldo Lights Stands 200, 240 and 280; Phottix Tiami Digital Timer Remote.

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Phottix Pro Easy Up HD Strip Umbrella Softbox with Grid 40x90cm (item 82482) gives dramatic rim or slash lighting. Like the other light modifiers in this series it folds down like a regular umbrella but expands straight into a strip softbox for instant use. Ares II is Phottix's newest budget-friendly flash trigger system, boasting the latest technology and perfect for manual shooting with studio lights or hot shoe flashes. Unlike the original Ares, Ares II joins the Phottix ecosystem and is compatible with other Phottix products. Features include 16 channels (Strato II compatibility on channels 1-4), 4 groups, Digital ID codes, LCD display and 150m range. Ares II Transmitter (item 89552) and Receiver (item 89553) are sold separately. Saldo is Phottix's new series of light stands, featuring a head-turning two-tone chrome and black look, and offering the same great durability and affordability that have become Phottix trademarks. Phottix Saldo 200 Compact Light Stand (item 88207) extends to 200cm and is great for hot shoe flashes. Phottix Saldo 240 Light Stand (item 88209) extends to 240cm and is ideal for a studio light. Phottix Saldo 280 Air-Cushion Light Stand (item 88211) extends to 280cm, is air-cushioned for better security, and will supporting a studio light up to 3kg. Phottix Tiami Digital Timer Remote (item 18300) is an all-in-one digital timer, with interval, long exposure and number of frames functions as well as wired shutter release functions. Interchangeable cables for popular Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras are included. (May 2017)

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Introducing Meade Binoculars

Bring the outdoors closer than ever with binoculars by Meade. Discover the fantastic optics and quality of the Meade Wilderness and Rainforest Pro lines. Perfect binoculars for rugged environments.

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Meade Wilderness are high-quality roof prism binoculars will deliver years of use. They are waterproof, fog-proof, nitrogen purged, and with armoured construction. Two models are available: Wilderness 10x25 and Wilderness 10x42. Both are rugged waterproof binoculars with multi-coated optics in a green housing. BaK-4 prisms provide bright, detailed, high-resolution images. The rubber armoured body ensures a sure grip and protects against elements. They come with padded carry case, neck strap and lens cleaning cloth included. Rainforest Pro are Meade's premium quality professional grade binoculars with fully multi-coated optics and phase coatings. They too are waterproof, fog-proof, nitrogen purged, and feature armoured construction – professional grade, ideal for outdoor use. The model available is Rainforest Pro 10x42. These premium-quality roof prism binoculars will deliver years of use. Fully multi-coated, BaK-4 prisms with phase coated optics provide bright, detailed, high-resolution images, while the rubber armoured body gives a sure grip protects against elements. The binoculars come with included padded carry case, neck strap and lens cleaning cloth. Visit the individual product pages and download Sell Sheets for technical specs. (April 2017)

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NEW! Samyang XEEN 20mm

Introducing XEEN 20mm T1.9 from Samyang Optics. This lens brings the range of XEEN cinema lenses to eight and compliments the existing lenses: 14mm, 16mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm and 135mm.

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XEEN 20mm T.19 is available now in EF Mount for Canon, and both XEEN 35mm and 50mm have also been added in PL mount (for Arri and Blackmagic video cameras). Created to deliver infinite possibilities, XEEN 20mm T1.9 is the latest model in Samyang's professional video-cine lens line-up. Like the others in the range it offers outstanding image quality from resolving power for 4K+ production for filming video and cinema. Inheriting the renowned image quality of Samyang’s wide angle series, the XEEN 20mm T1.9 enhances the XEEN line up and brings the total range to eight lenses. XEEN is a specialized brand of professional video-cine lenses launched by Samyang Optics in 2015. The XEEN series are designed for the ultra-high definition video environment and feature outstanding optical performance for 4K and above. The lenses also feature X-Coating Technology and 11 aperture blades that help create beautiful and round bokeh to introduce emotional and natural expression. The 24mm x 36mm negative size allows XEEN lenses to not only work with full frame cameras, but also Super 35, APS-C, APS-H and APS-P cameras. XEEN lenses are available in five different mounts - PL, EF, F, E, and MFT and two different focus scales - metric and imperial units. All focus and iris gear rings are identically positioned among eight lenses to speed up the lens changes. With the expansion of XEEN Lenses and the existing Samyang manual focus lenses, plus the recent autofocus lineup and premium XP lenses, Samyang Optics pursues ‘Total Imaging Solution’ optics brand. (April 2017)

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New Meade Telescopes

Meade telescope range expanded with ETX125 Observer, StarNavigator NG, Lightbridge Mini and Adventure Scope series, plus accessories. For serious astronomers: LX90 Telescope & LightBridge Truss-Tube Dobsonian.

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The ETX125 Observer, largest in Meade's ETX Series, takes mobile astronomy to the next level. This large 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope marries the portability of the ETX with Meade’s premium optics. Enjoy detailed close-up views of the moon and planets, and be amazed by stunning views of star clusters and nebulae. The StarNavigator NG Series are GoTo telescopes at a great price. All five models feature the AudioStar computer controller which will take you on a guided tour of the night sky. The LightBridge Mini Series allows you to setup and share the stargazing experience in seconds. Three models available, these stylish table top Dobsonians offer easy, portable observation for an excellent value. The Adventure Scope is the perfect scope for the explorer seeking to observe both day and night objects up close. Two light and compact models available, both with a rugged backpack, tripod and accessories, are the perfect choice for any travelers, hikers or campers out there who are eager to observe and witness the unknown. Meade's range of telescope accessories includes T-mounts for Canon and Nikon, plus adapters, that allow you to attach your camera to your telescope. There is also a Smartphone Adapter: an adjustable metal cell phone holder that will allow you to take photographic images through your Meade telescope. We also have two telescopes for more serious amateur astronomers and professionals: the LX90-ACF 8” F/10 telescope and the LightBridge Truss-Tube Dobsonian 16” F/4.5. Download Sell Sheets for more information. (April 2017)

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Tamron 150-600mm G2 for Sony

Tamron are very pleased to announce the release of their highly successful SP 150-600mm G2 lens in Sony mount (Model A022S). Limited stock will arrive end of May. Please place back orders to ensure reservation.

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Now all the benefits of optical excellence, rock-solid construction and state-of-the-art technologies attributed to the SP 150-600mm G2 are available to Sony SLR users. Tamron are pleased to continue their support of Sony users, being the exclusive third-party lens manufacturer who brings them all the benefits afforded to other major camera brand owners with their comprehensive range of award-winning, professional grade lenses. Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di USD G2 Lens for Sony (Model A022S) has the same specs as the other A022 lenses but without the VC (Vibration Compensation) since the bodies of Sony DSLR cameras include built-in image stabilization functionality. Product highlights include refreshed optical design to achieve even higher performance; Tamron’s sophisticated eBAND Coating for eliminating ghosting and flare; MOD reduced to 2.2m to provide optimum tele-macro photography; faster AF speed making the lens much more responsive with moving subjects; Full-time Manual Focus override to instantly make fine focusing adjustments manually; Flex Zoom Lock mechanism enabling the locking of the zoom ring at any position; Fluorine Coating and Moisture-Resistant Construction for a more user-friendly lens; new lightweight and easy-to-hold tripod mount that is compatible with an Arca-Swiss style quick release plate; and compatiblity with Tamron TAP-in Console, an optional accessory product to easily update your lens’s firmware and customize features. (April 2017)

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Introducing Lowepro Tahoe CS 80

Tahoe CS 80 is a sporty, lightweight case for a Fujifilm instax mini camera. Also suitable for compact cameras, Tahoe CS 80 provides protection with weather resistant materials, quilted padding and zippered pocket.

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The Tahoe CS 80 is part of Lowepro's new Tahoe Case series. This pouch fits Fujifilm Instax mini cameras, HOZ cameras like FujiFilm S8600 and small mirrorless cameras with short lens attached like the Nikon 1 J5. There is also additional interior space to hold extra film. Get easy access to your camera via the wide opening with straight zipper closure. The zippered front pocket holds small accessories like a spare memory cards and/or batteries. The back pocket is perfectly sized for photos, and is also convenient for a wallet or ID card. The protective foam padding safeguards the camera from impact, while the soft tricot-lined interior protects the camera from scratches. The sturdy nylon exterior resists abrasion. The Tahoe CS 80 can be stored in a larger bag or carried with ease via the top handle, built-in belt loop or attachable shoulder strap. Tahoe CS 80 Black is available now, while the rest of the Tahoe Case series (smaller pouches Tahoe CS 10 and Tahoe CS 20, in Black and Galaxy Blue, plus Tahoe CS 80 in Galaxy Blue) will be arriving soon. (April 2017)

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