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Nikon Professional interview with Alex Bailey

Nikon UK has interviewed movie stills photographer, Alex Bailey, as part of the maker's Nikon Professional Users scheme, an off-shoot of NPS (Nikon Professional Services). Please click here to read the full story.About NPU. SalesPlease help support the DJP by visiting our affiliates; Jessops, Warehouse Express, Adorama Camera and Amazon. Note; sales through these links may benefit this site.

Jessops announces pre-orders on Sony NEX-7

UK dealer Jessops is taking pre-orders on the intriguing Sony NEX-7 at £998.95 (inc VAT) body only, or £1,128.95 with the 18-55mm. Delivery is free and the dealer says the camera will be arriving in three days time. Only the very best lenses will be able to get the most from this sensor. Unless you really need the kit lens, my recommendation would be the Sony 24mm f/1.8 Zeiss Sonnar T* - it's a world class performer optically. Please click here to buy. Thank you for buying through this site's links. Related PostsSony 24mm f/1.8 Zeiss Sonnar T* sample images

Panasonic announces firmware update for 45-200mm f/4.0-5.6

Panasonic Announces the Firmware Update Program for LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS045200)

Panasonic announces the new firmware update program for the digital interchangeable lens LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS045200) of LUMIX G Micro System. The firmware is released to enhance the O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) performance of the lens.The firmware program is available at the Panasonic LUMIX Support Site: www.panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/

Nikon to showcase D800, D4 at Focus On Imaging

Press release:A PROFESSIONAL VIEW: NIKON CONFIRMS FOCUS ON IMAGING SHOW
Stand D40, Hall 9 &10 4- 7th March 2012


London, UK, February 2012: Nikon UK is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting its full professional line up at Europe’s biggest annual imaging show, Focus on Imaging, from 4th – 7th March.

Following a spate of recent product launches, Nikon will be showcasing its exciting new products, including the new Nikon D4 and D800 professional cameras. A range of lenses will also be available to try out with the help of a team of Nikon experts who will be on hand to assist with any technical queries.

Along with the chance to check out the new products, an exciting seminar schedule has been lined up to include well-known names such as wildlife photographer Andy Rouse, national sports photographer Mark Pain and fashion photographer John Wright, who will give some insight into his experience of shooting stills and movie with a new D800 camera. Plus, Nikon has scheduled 3 seminars ever…

Adorama shipping Canon PowerShot G1 X

Adorama Camera has started shipping the eargerly-awaited Canon PowerShot G1 X and have stock currently at $799.00 USD (£505.00 ex VAT).Thank you for buying through this site's links. Related PostsCanon announces PowerShot G1 X

Yerbury Studio announces nude masterclass

Fine Art nude photographers Trevor and Faye Yerbury are hosting an exclusive day-long (10 am to 5pm) workshop for ten delegates at a rural mansion, Pipewell Hall, Northants on Sunday June 10. The workshop will cost £395 (incl.VAT) per person and includes lunch and refreshments. Interested parties can call 010501 744909 or email trevor(at)yerburystudio.com for more details.Press release:A Yerbury nude masterclass, a Playboy model, a seventeenth century country hall and you.Leading art nude photographers Trevor and Faye Yerbury are planning an exclusive day-long workshop for just ten delegates at a rural mansion this summer.Photographers will work with two of Europe’s best-known art nude models (including a European Playboy Magazine favourite), at Pipewell Hall, Northants on Sunday June 10.Said Trevor Yerbury: “We have managed to secure two top models for this unique seminar experience. ‘Zoi’ is a regular choice at Playboy Magazine and Ella Rose is a fabulous model that we use for many …

Sony 24mm f/1.8 Zeiss Sonnar T* sample images

I had the opportunity to test the Sony 24mm f/1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* lens on a NEX-5n recently and despite the lack of a distance scale and depth-of-field markings the lens is a joy to use. It's also a world class performer optically*, and should perform equally well on the intriguing NEX-7. Apart from the attractive drawing style of Zeiss lenses, of particular merit for available light photography is the edge-to-edge performance at maximum aperture. The above photograph taken at f/2.0 atop Primrose Hill, London on an overcast day, is cropped top and bottom but retains the original horizontal resolution. This is a crop at 1:1 from the far left. Shooting cityscapes at f/2 is not recommended, this was purely for testing purposes but it reveals the imaging performance is of a very high order. The lens has an unusually close 16cm minimum focus distance, which permits close-ups such as this small candle (it's about 3cm tall). Note the smooth differential focus (bokeh) and circu…

Rare finds on eBay

Listing at $3,675.00, a rare Nikon 58mm f/1.2 Ai-S Noct-Nikkor (with unusual, most likely misspelt 'Nocf-Nikkor' engraving) is just one example from several pages of rare and esoteric lenses and cameras for sale at SH Photo on eBay. Some choice examples include:Nikon 3.5/3.5cm Stereo Nikkor (early 3D twin-lens and mirror/prism attachment) $42,630.00
Nikon SP Black paint with S36 motordrive $36,750.00
Nikon I (Nikon's first rangefinder) $36,500.00
Zeiss (Contax) 2.8/300mm Tele-Apotessar T* $14,699.00
Zunow f (Nikon RF) 1.1/5cm black with rare vented hood $11,760.00
Zeiss (Contax) 1.2/85mm Planar T* 50th Year Edition $5,879.00There are just too many to mention all of them, please follow the link here to browse. Please help support the DJP by visiting our affiliates; Jessops, Warehouse Express, Adorama Camera and Amazon. Note; sales through these links may benefit this site.

NEC Display Solutions announces 4th NEC Solutions Showcase

NEC Display Solutions, the manufacturer and distributor of NEC display monitors for pro-image makers has announced the 4th NEC Solutions Showcase to take place on Wednesday 25th of April at The O2. To register for the event please seethe details below.Press release:We are delighted to announce the 4th NEC Solutions Showcase to take place on Wednesday 25th of April at The O2 and we do hope that you will be able to attend. For anyone buying, installing or specifying an interactive display, video wall, digital signage network or projection solution, the NEC Solutions Showcase offers the opportunity to experience the solution in action and be briefed on how the solution was constructed from one of our accredited solutions partners. This year the industry zones will be more interactive and will show how NEC and the multiple solution providers work in partnership in real life scenarios. NEC will also be previewing some of the new technology releases set to influence the display market in 20…

Jessops announces pre-order of Olympus OM-D E-M5, adds free battery grip

UK dealer Jessops is offering the Olympus HDL-6 battery grip (pictured above), worth £250, when pre-ordering the new Olympus OM-D E-M5. Please follow the link here for further details. Orders over £50 qualify for free next day delivery (UK only). Related PostsOlympus announces OM-D (E-M5)

New - Adobe Photoshop Touch App for iPad

At last, after a false start last week the new Adobe Photoshop Touch app for iPad is now available for purchase in the Apple App Store. This app allows the user to combine images, apply professional effects, share results with friends and family through sites like Facebook, and more – all from the convenience of your iPad and just in time for the iPad 3 launch.Our sister site, theappwhisperer.com looked at the Android tablet version of this app for dpreview.com, you can read that here. In the meantime take a look at the features below and view the demonstration video.This app retails for $9.99/£6.99 and you can download it here. • Use popular Photoshop features designed for the tablet such as layers, selection tools, adjustments, and filters to create mind-blowing images.  

• Use your iPad camera to fill an area on a layer with the unique camera fill feature.

• Select part of an image to extract by scribbling with the Scribble Selection tool. With Refine Edge, use your fingertip to …

Canon confirms availability of Canon EOS-1D X

Canon UK has announced the much-anticipated top-of-the-range EOS-1D X will available from the end of April 2012, priced at £5,299.00/6,299.00 Euros RRP incl. VAT SalesUK retailers Jessops and Warehouse Express are taking pre-orders on the EOS-1D X. Please follow the links below:Jessops (£5,299.95)
Warehouse Express (£5,299.00) Press release:The ground-breaking Canon EOS-1D X available to purchase from the end of April 2012 United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 27th February 2012 – Canon today announces that its next-generation, flagship professional Digital SLR, the EOS-1D X, will be available to buy from the end of April 2012. The culmination of 40 years’ experience in developing professional cameras, the EOS-1D X is Canon’s most advanced EOS model ever produced, offering photographers an unparalleled combination of speed, resolution and image quality to capture stunning stills and Full HD movies. Providing class-leading versatility, the EOS-1D X is the ultimate camera for professional …

Canon UK announces availability of 500mm, 600mm f/4 super-teles

Canon UK has issued a statement today announcing the new EF 500mm F/4L IS II USM and EF 600mm F/4L IS II USM lenses will be available to buy from dealers from May 2012, priced at £8,999.00/10,799.00 Euros RRP incl. VAT and £11,299.00/ 13,549.00 Euros RRP incl. VAT. It's believed the triple tragedy in Northern Japan last year is the reason for the delay, Canon's Utsonomiya lens plant is located in the region.For more information please see the press release below, or visit www.canon.co.uk. SalesJessops are showing all four of the new super-teles are available with a 'exclusive online discount' (albeit on special order):Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 IS II USM at £11,099.95
Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 IS II USM at £8,449.95
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 IS II USM at £8,868.95
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 IS II USM at £5,549.95US readers can order the Canon super-teles from Adorama (on a first come, first served basis) by following these links.Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 IS II USM at $12,999.00
Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 …

Barclays search for best league photographer

Football - Wimbledon v Manchester United - Premier League - Selhurst Park - 96/97 - 17/8/96. Manchester United's David Beckham scores his teams third goal of game from his own half. Image credit: Action Images / Tony O'Brien In this the 20th season of the Premier League, Barclays is searching for the best photographer along with the best individual image since the inception of the league during the 1992/93 season. The awards are open to all current and former professional photographers who have covered the Premier League. Entries can be made in two categories, with the winners receiving a Barclays Award and photographic equipment. The closing date for entries is Friday 2 March 2012 with the winners announced in April 2012. For more information, including details of how to obtain an entry form, please see the press release belowPress release;BARCLAYS LAUNCHES PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS TO CELEBRATE 20 SEASONS OF THE PREMIER LEAGUE- Search begins for all-time top League photographer -Ba…

New Gitzo Systematic tripods available

UK dealer and affiliate Wex Photographic has a few of the new Gitzo Systematic models in stock with others showing as pre-orders. Please use this link to buy. Please also refer to this link to confirm the new models (the link opens in a new window)- as the models names are confusingly similar with the older types. The popular GT3541XLS, for instance, is now called the GT3542XLS. If the last number ends in '1', it's the older design, if it's '2' then you can be pretty sure it's the improved design (but please use this link to Gitzo to confirm). We've had the new super compact (five section), carbon-fibre 4-series Traveller Systematic GT4552TS in for a few days and can say the new body design is a massive improvement on the previous (and well-liked) design. The Traveller Systematic is a new compact model which is ideal for travel photography as when closed measures just 48.5cm / 19 inches and weighs 2.15kg / 4.74lbs.US readers can buy from Adorama Camera

Olympus 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 in stock at Amazon US

Amazon US has just eight of the new Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ in stock (sold by H and B Digital, fulfilled by Amazon). All other retailers are taking pre-orders at this time.Pre-order the 12-50mm at Adorama Camera (US) at $499.99, UK readers can pre-order from Wex Photographic at £369.99 inc VAT.Thank you for buying through this site's links. Related PostsOlympus announces 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ

Adorama start Pre-orders on SD-1 Merrill

US retailer Adorama has started taking pre-orders at $2,299.00 on the 46MP SD-1 Merrill. Please follow the link here to buy.UK readers can pre-order at Wex at £1,839.00 inc VAT. Related PostsSigma CEO defends SD1 Merrill price reductionSigma announces SD1 Merrill DSLR, lowers price

Is Canon about to unleash the EOS 5D X? UPDATED

UPDATED 2 March, 2012: Canon has launched the EOS 5D MkIII.Rumours of the replacement for the EOS 5D Mk II have been circulating the internet for ages, indeed with a three year product cycle, the camera is well overdue. Nikon has launched the low-light D4 and hi-res D800, but my impression is that Canon will change-the-game with a new hi-res, low-light camera.I've heard from various sources that we'll see a full-frame DSLR with a 22MP CMOS sensor, 61-point AF system (like that of the EOS-1D X) and 3.2-inch 1,040K dot LCD, dual SD/CF card and 5fps continuous shooting. There's no word on the video spec, but it seems unlikely not to have 1080p at 30/25/24 fps unless Canon are using that to differentiate between the EOS 1D X. I say that, as I think the new camera will have similar low light performance up to ISO 51,200 (maybe even expandable to ISO 204,800, like the 1DX). We'll know soon enough.Lately, we've seen internet sites owned by the print publishers talk of rum…

Sigma UK reduces price on stabilised 105mm f/2.8 macro

Sigma UK has reduced the retail price on the 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro lens to £649.99 (inc VAT) from the previous suggested price of £799.99Please follow the link to buy at our affiliate Wex (formerly Warehouse Express, Norwich) at £599.00 inc VAT. Jessops are still showing the old price (£699.95 inc VAT), at the time of posting.Press release:Great savings on Sigma’s 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro lens.Sigma UK is pleased to announce a reduction in the suggested retail price of the 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens to £649.99 including VAT. The previous suggested retail price was £799.99.This lens has been very well received by the photo/imaging industry since its launch in August 2011 and now offers exceptional value for money. The medium telephoto macro offers Sigma’s optical stabilisation along with high speed autofocus, internal focusing, SLD glass and a 1:1 macro reproduction ratio.For more information on these and other Sigma products, please visit www.sigma-imaging-uk.com or …

New products available for pre-orders via Jessops

With CES in Las Vegas last month and and then CP+ in Yokohama, Japan earlier this month plenty of new and exciting cameras have been announced aimed at enthusiasts and professionals. I thought I would recap what's available for pre-order through Jessops for UK readers - thank you for buying through this site's linksCanon EOS-1DX - £5,299.95
Canon G1 X £699.95
Nikon D4 - £4,799.95
Nikon D800 - £2399.95
Nikon D800E (with out AA filter) - £2689.95
Olympus OM-D E-M5 - £999.95
Fuji X-Pro1 - £1429.95

Win a Canon EOS 7D plus 75-300mm L with Wex

Wex Photographic, formerly Warehouse Express, are celebrating their re-branding by giving away a Canon EOS 7D and EF 75-300mm L worth over £2,000. Please follow the link here to enter the competition (you'll be entered automatically after signing up to their newsletter). You'll have to be quick, the competition closes 28 Feb, 2012.

PocketWizard announces new Plus III remote

UPDATE 23 Feb, 2012: The PocketWizard PLUS III Transceiver will be available from 1st April 2012 and will retail at £129.99 Inc VAT. A twin set will also be available, comprising two PLUS III units and will retail at £249.99 Inc VAT.UPDATE: The Plus III is available to pre-order at B&H Photo at $139.00. Thank-you for buying through this site's links.Press Release: So. Burlington, VT – February 20, 2012 – LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, the world leader in reliable wireless control of cameras, flash lighting and light meters, announces the new PocketWizard Plus III – a feature-packed, easy-to-use solution for remote flash and camera triggering.  This new simple but powerful radio provides professional and serious amateur photographers with the most reliable triggering system which they will never outgrow and never want to be without.  “Our goals in designing the new Plus III were simple:  It needed to do more, cost less and offer the same reliability a…

UK retailer Wex starts pre-orders on Sigma SD1 Merrill

Online retailer Wex Photographic in UK has started taking pre-orders on the controversial Sigma SD1 Merrill DSLR at £1839.00 including VAT (at 20-percent), or £1,565.11 ex VAT / $2,477.00. Please follow the link here to pre-order. Thank you for buying through this site's links.US retailer Adorama has started taking pre-orders at $2,299.00 on the 46MP SD-1 Merrill. Please follow the link here to buy.The 46MP SD1 Merrill was the cause of some controversy when it was announced earlier this month as the company, citing reductions in the production costs of the Foveon sensor, stated the new model would be heavily reduced in price while the original SD1model was still on sale at £5,499.00.Sigma's new CEO, Kazuto Yamaki, was forced to make a statement defending the company's decision to revise the price of the new camera, which is essentially unchanged over the original model. The Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor in the SD1 uses technology originally developed by the late Dick Merri…

Nikon D800, D800E technical guide released

Nikon started producing technical guides, in-depth sales brochures, alongside the regular brochure as far back as 1980 for the F3 and then for every successive pro film SLR since up to the F5. The format has since changed for digital cameras, with the guides concentrating on how to maximise performance of certain features. Nikon USA has released a guide in pdf of the forthcoming D800 and D800E models with guidance on how to achieve optimal resolution from the 36MP sensor, while taking care to avoid, or correct for colour artifacts, including moire. Please follow the link here to download. Related PostsPre-order Nikon D800 modelsNikon launches world's first 36MP D800 and D800E DSLRs

Canon ambassador Ziv Koren talks about EOS-1D X at CPN

Canon continues their discussion of the EOS-1D X on the CPN site with Ziv Koren, a photojournalist for Polaris Images. There are several sample photos taken on a pre-production camera including a couple of 100-percent crops of the 'original photos', presumably out-of-camera JPEGs (none higher than ISO1600 unfortunately, and close-ups only shown taken with Canon's better optics - 24mm f/1.4L II and 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II). It's still impossible to judge the quality from these images but Koren's impressions are encouraging.To read the article, please follow the link here. Related PostsCanon Japan openly discuss EOS-1D X design choicesCanon unwraps EOS-1D X (with editorial comment)

Canon EOS C300 models available to pre-order via WEX at £12k

Wex Photographic, formerly Warehouse Express, based in Norwich have both models of the Canon EOS C300 listed on their site for special order at a whisker under £12,000 inc VAT, a saving of £800 on the last listed price. The site says March for delivery. Canon finally deliver the ergonomics that we've been looking for (it can take various add-ons) but have priced it out of the reach for most of us freelancers (it needs to be £5,000 or £6,000 at the most). However, I expect we'll see photographers at agencies such as Reuters, AP et al using these alongside their EOS-1D's.Please follow the links below to order.Canon EOS C300 PL at £11,999.000 inc VATCanon EOS C300 (EF) at £11,999.00 inc VAT Related PostsCanon rolls out mirrorless EOS camera with EF mount

New Canon lenses available to pre-order at WEX

Wex Photographic UK (formerly Warehouse Express) has the recently announced trio of lenses from Canon available to pre-order. Wex are sweetening the deal by offering a free Kenko Pro1 Digital UV filter with each purchase. Please follow the links below to buy.Canon EF 28mm f2.8 IS USM at £729.00Canon EF 24mm f2.8 IS USM at £749.00Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM at £2,299.00Thank you for buying from this site's links. Related PostsCanon announces three new EF lenses

Olympus instant rebates available at Adorama

Adorama has a raft of Olympus kit with instant rebates available. For example, the M.Zuiko 9-18mm (18-36mm-e) f/4-5.6 (shown above) has an instant rebate of $50, bringing the price at checkout down from $699 to $649. There are combinations on offer as well. Please follow this link to peruse and buy.Thank you for buying though this site's links.

Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8 G starts to ship

Although slated for a mid-March release the AF-S 85mm f/1.8 G has already started to appear on dealer's shelves (we received ours for testing only yesterday). We hope to post some example shots later in the day.To buy from Jessops UK at £469.95, please follow the link here. US readers can buy from Adorama at $499.95, please follow the link here.Thank you for buying from this site's links. Related PostsNikon announces AF-S Nikkor 85mm f1.8 G

Android & iOS - FUJIFILM Photo Receiver - New App

If your digital camera is equipped for connection to a wireless network, this new photo receiver app by FUJIFILM will make uploading images to your iOS or Android smartphones and tablets very simple. Once the shots have been uploaded you then have the facility to share them via Facebook or Twitter.This is a free app and looks like it will prove to be very useful, iOS - click here to download.Android - click here to download Supported Cameras At present you're limited to the FujiFilm Finepix Z1000EXR and the Z1010EXR cameras. How To Use This App 1    Start FUJIFILM Photo Receiver.

2 On the camera, select playback mode and display a picture you want to upload.

3 Simultaneously tap  Connect on the smartphone and  on the camera.

4 When the camera locates the smartphone, its name will appear in the camera display (you can enter a new name for the smartphone in the “Name” field at any time).

5 Confirm that the name of the destination smartphone is correct and tap START SENDING on the camer…

Fujifilm X-Pro1 available to pre-order at Jessops

One of the most eagerly awaited cameras of the year, the Fujifilm X-Pro1, is now available to pre-orders through Jessops. Please follow the links below to buy. Thank you for buying though this site's links.Fuji X-Pro1 body at £1,429.95The lenses are not showing on the site presently, though they're likely to be added shortly. Please check back later.

Pentax K-01 available to pre-order

The Pentax K-01 with the 40mm f/2.8 XS (shown above) is now available to pre-order at Adorama for $899.95, please follow the link here. UK retailer, Jessops, has the K-01 in various guises (starting at £629.99 body only), please follow the link here. Thank you for buying from this site's links. Related PostsPentax makes K-01 official

UK retailers taking pre-orders on Canon EOS-1D X

UK retailers Jessops and Warehouse Express are taking pre-orders on the EOS-1D X. Please follow the links below:Jessops (£5,299.95)
Warehouse Express (£5,299.00)Jessops are also showing all four of the new super-teles are available with a 'exclusive online discount' (albeit on special order):Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 IS II USM at £11,099.95
Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 IS II USM at £8,449.95
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 IS II USM at £8,868.95
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 IS II USM at £5,549.95US readers can order the Canon super-teles from Adorama (on a first come, first served basis) by following these links.Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 IS II USM at $12,999.00
Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 IS II USM at $10,499.00
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 IS II USM at $11,499.00
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 IS II USM at $7,299.00Thank you for buying through this site's links. Related PostsCanon Japan openly discuss EOS-1D X design choicesCanon unwraps EOS-1D X (with editorial comment)

Sony announces 500mm f/4 super telephoto

Sony has officially announced the long awaited 500mm f/4 at Japan's CP+ show, which was shown as a prototype at CES last year, alongside mock ups of the SLT-A77 and SLT-A33. There's no mention of the price in the press release (see below), though some sites are quoting $13,000 / 13,000 Euros.For those that just can't wait (or afford) the Sony lens, Sigma's 500mm f/4.5 EX DG (not HSM unfortunately) could be a serious alternative at a fraction of the price, just £3,779.95 (Jessops online price).Press release:Closer encounters with new 500mm super-telephoto 08 February 2012
Rugged, pro-focused SAL500F40G lens from Sony for A-mount SLT and DSLR camerasLongest-ever focal length G Lens from Sony
Bright F4.0 aperture for superior light gathering
Nano AR Coating on optical surfaces for flawless still images and HD video
Compatible with SteadyShot INSIDE featured in all α cameras
New SSM drive circuit for quick, accurate autofocus
Rugged dust- and moisture-resistant design: ideal par…

Jessops reduce price on Pentax 645D

Jessops' online store has lowered the price of the 40-megapixel medium format Pentax 645D kit (with FA 55mm f/2.8) by a cool £1,000, from £9,999.95 to £8,999.95. It makes a compelling alternative to the Nikon D3X and Canon EOS 1DX models, though the new D800 / D800E may come close with the right lens choice. Please follow the link here to buy.Thank you for buying from this site's links. Related PostsRead our review of the Pentax 645D here.

Gitzo officially announces new Systematic tripod range

As we reported here a week ago, Gitzo has launched a new range of Systematic tripods, substantially updating the top casting and providing greater security of the removable top-plate. Please check back later for availability and prices, as we'll be updating this post throughout the day. From the Gitzo Newsletter:Systematic is Gitzo’s top of the range tripod family, the choice of exacting professional photographers who use long lenses and heavy cameras. Not only are Systematic Gitzo’s strongest and most stable tripods, they’re also modular, with a top casting element that opens and closes to allow each tripod to be configured with a flat disk, geared or sliding centre column, video half-ball adaptor, leveling unit or other specialized centre component.Now, Systematic has been refined, with significant improvements across strength, stability and rigidity; safety and security; set-up speed, ease of use and ergonomics. New construction and bonding techniques have almost doubled maximum…