CANON EOS R | FIRST LOOK

CANON EOS R | FIRST LOOK
by Pete Rawlinson
15/10/2018
With Canon's latest announcement of their full frame EOS R system we headed 400 years into the future to try and discover the mystery of a missing person - Canon put on one of the most unique product launches we have ever attended to date. Armed with the EOS R and a collection of lenses we went about shooting stills and video.

PHOTOKINA 2018

PHOTOKINA 2018
by Pete Rawlinson
9/10/2018
Join us for the last biannual Photokina here in Cologne. With many announcements due to land this week we cannot wait to keep you up to date with what's to come.

FUJIFILM X-T3 | FIRST LOOK

FUJIFILM X-T3 | FIRST LOOK
by Pete Rawlinson
6/9/2018
Fujifilm has announced their brand new 4th generation APS-C Mirrorless Camera, the X-T3! Boasting a host of features in a familiar style housing which sees some subtle handling improvements.

NIKON COOLPIX P1000 | FIRST LOOK & HANDS-ON

NIKON COOLPIX P1000 | FIRST LOOK & HANDS-ON
by Pete Rawlinson
5/9/2018
With an extremely limited window of opportunity, Pete was lucky enough to get a little hands-on time with the brand new Nikon Coolpix P1000!

THOUGHTS ON THE NIKON MIRRORLESS

THOUGHTS ON THE NIKON MIRRORLESS
by Pete Rawlinson
24/8/2018
Following the launch of the Nikon Z Series mirrorless, here is my take on the system as a long-term Nikon user.

NIKON Z 6 & Z 7 MIRRORLESS CAMERAS | TOUCH & TRY

NIKON Z 6 & Z 7 MIRRORLESS CAMERAS | TOUCH & TRY
by Pete Rawlinson
23/8/2018
The teaser trailers are over! Nikon has finally released the full details on their brand new mirrorless Z Series of cameras. Pete headed to The Design Museum in London to get hands-on and find out more.

PANASONIC LUMIX LX100 II | FIRST LOOK

PANASONIC LUMIX LX100 II | FIRST LOOK
by Pete Rawlinson
22/8/2018
With 1-inch sensor compacts topping the market Panasonic has updated and pushed the capabilities of their popular Micro Four Thirds fixed lens LX100. With a new resolution, better colour reproduction and 4K video/stills features, Pete takes you out around Romsey to see what the MkII can produce.

GO BACK IN TIME WHEN SHOOTING IN PRO CAPTURE

GO BACK IN TIME WHEN SHOOTING IN PRO CAPTURE
by Pete Rawlinson
15/8/2018
Own an Olympus camera with Pro Capture Mode built-in but not quite sure what is it or how to use it - Pete gives you a brief overview of where it could be handy to use!

NIKON MIRRORLESS ANNOUNCEMENT | COMING SOON!

NIKON MIRRORLESS ANNOUNCEMENT | COMING SOON!
by Pete Rawlinson
14/8/2018
Nikon, with their long history of producing SLRs, have released a number of teaser videos presaging the imminent announcement of a full frame mirrorless camera from them.

DJI RONIN-S | BALANCE YOUR CAMERA

DJI RONIN-S | BALANCE YOUR CAMERA
by Pete Rawlinson
10/8/2018
Setting up gimbals isn't always the easiest thing to do. Pete takes you through a step-by-step guide on how to balance your camera on your DJI Ronin-S.

FUJIFILM X-T100 | FIRST LOOK

FUJIFILM X-T100 | FIRST LOOK
by Pete Rawlinson
23/5/2018
Small enough to become someone's ideal travel companion and mighty enough to capture stunning image quality, the brand new Fujifilm X-T100 houses a 24.2MP APS-C sized sensor and a host of other features.

GO WILD WITH OLYMPUS AT MARWELL ZOO

GO WILD WITH OLYMPUS AT MARWELL ZOO
by Pete Rawlinson
22/5/2018
A select few LCE customers who shoot with Olympus kit had the chance to spend the day at Marwell Zoo and meet Wildlife Ambassador Tesni Ward.

THROUGH THE CITY WITH MY 'KOREAN MATES'

THROUGH THE CITY WITH MY 'KOREAN MATES'
by Pete Rawlinson
27/4/2018
We headed out to try some of the AF Samyang lenses within the city. Armed with the 14mm f2.8 / 35mm f1.4 / 35mm f2.8 / 50mm f1.4 we have provided some comparison shots to show the quality of each lens.

JAPAN. TOM MALLION - FUJIFILM X-H1

JAPAN. TOM MALLION - FUJIFILM X-H1
by Pete Rawlinson
9/4/2018
Join shooting producer and director Tom Mallion as he travels around Japan with the brand new Fujifilm X-H1.

OUT IN LISBON WITH THE FUJIFILM X-H1

OUT IN LISBON WITH THE FUJIFILM X-H1
by Pete Rawlinson
6/4/2018
Fujifilm's brand new flagship mirrorless camera, borrowing tech seen in the X-T2 and X-Pro2 yet with some impressive new features allowing it to stack up next to other compact systems on the market! I headed to Lisbon to test it out!

'THE BASIC MODEL' - SONY'S NEW ENTRY LEVEL A7 III

'THE BASIC MODEL' - SONY'S NEW ENTRY LEVEL A7 III
by Pete Rawlinson
2/3/2018
I headed to Pennyhill Park to see the brand new entry-level compact system camera, the A7 III. Named as "The Basic Model" from Sony but packing a 24.2-megapixel back-illuminated full frame sensor, 4D Focus Tracking, 10fps continuous shooting, 4k internal recording and a whole lot more I would rather call it a Baby A9!

AP AWARDS 2018 - PROUD TO RECEIVE ANOTHER GOLD GOOD SERVICE AWARD

AP AWARDS 2018 - PROUD TO RECEIVE ANOTHER GOLD GOOD SERVICE AWARD
by Pete Rawlinson
26/2/2018
We are very honoured to once again receive a Gold Good Service Award as voted for by our customers. We would like to say a huge thank you to all that voted and we will keep doing our best to help and assist you with your hobby, passion or profession! We have also listed all the winners of this year’s awards. What do you think of their selection, would you agree?

CANON ANNOUNCE 2 ENTRY DSLRS, A CSC AND A NEW GENERATION SPEEDLITE!

CANON ANNOUNCE 2 ENTRY DSLRS, A CSC AND A NEW GENERATION SPEEDLITE!
by Pete Rawlinson
26/2/2018
With two new entry-level DSLRs, a CSC and a new generation of Speedlite announced I met up with Dave Parry at Canon HQ to find out more. Check out our first look videos where Dave tells me all about the exciting new products!

HANDS-ON WITH THE SONY RX10 IV

HANDS-ON WITH THE SONY RX10 IV
by Pete Rawlinson
9/2/2018
Pete headed to the Hawk Conservancy Trust in Andover armed with the Sony Cybershot RX10 IV. With its super zoom range, 1" CMOS sensor and 24fps continuous shooting it was sure to capture some amazing images.

BRISTOL WALKABOUT WITH THE LEICA M10

BRISTOL WALKABOUT WITH THE LEICA M10
by Tom Greetham
5/1/2018
The opportunity presented itself for us to wander the streets of Bristol with the latest digital rangefinder from Leica – the M10, how could I resist. I coupled it with a Leica 50mm Summilux-M F1.4, fixed a wrist strap on and formatted a memory card, I was ready to go.

ENDANGERED EUROPEAN ANIMALS CAPTURED BY THE SONY RX10 III

ENDANGERED EUROPEAN ANIMALS CAPTURED BY THE SONY RX10 III
by Pete Rawlinson
22/12/2017
Wildlife photographers across Europe captured stunning imagery of rare animals in their natural environment, made possible with the incredible focal range of the Sony RX10 III.

WORLDS FASTEST AF TAILORED FOR STILLS - THE PANASONIC LUMIX G9

WORLDS FASTEST AF TAILORED FOR STILLS - THE PANASONIC LUMIX G9
by Pete Rawlinson
8/11/2017
Known for their high-end video cameras with the GH range Panasonic have been working hard to not forget about stills photographers. Packed with the Worlds fastest Auto Focus and Worlds fastest continuous AFC mode the Lumix G9 is stacking up to be a favourite with micro four-thirds users!

SONY ANNOUNCE THEIR NEW FULL FRAME RESOLUTION MONSTER, THE A7R III

SONY ANNOUNCE THEIR NEW FULL FRAME RESOLUTION MONSTER, THE A7R III
by Pete Rawlinson
31/10/2017
Just 24hrs after the announcement we were invited to get a hands-on first look at Sony’s brand new camera the A7R III. Built on the sturdy structure of the previous A7R II and using technology borrowed from the A9 the MkIII is ticking many photographers’ wish lists!

CANON ANNOUNCE THEIR NEW APS-C COMPACT CAMERA, THE G1X MARK III

CANON ANNOUNCE THEIR NEW APS-C COMPACT CAMERA, THE G1X MARK III
by Pete Rawlinson
16/10/2017
Technology taken from the 80D but now able to fit into your pocket while out for the day - the brand new G1X Mark III not only houses an APS-C sized sensor but is now smaller and lighter than its previous model! I met with Dave Parry in London to find out more.

IT'S HERE - THE GOPRO HERO 6

IT'S HERE - THE GOPRO HERO 6
by Pete Rawlinson
28/9/2017
Small enough to wear, capable of capturing 4K footage at 60p or Full HD at 240p, waterproof to 10m, voice control, internal stabilisation and worry-free editing to share your adventures online with Auto Offload and Auto Edit. The GoPro Hero 6 is here and it’s so much more than just a camera!

LEICA MADE IN GERMANY - BUILDING THE M10

LEICA MADE IN GERMANY - BUILDING THE M10
by Pete Rawlinson
13/9/2017
A masterpiece in the making – your Leica M10. To guarantee the exceptional quality we demand and you expect from us, the Leica M10 is exclusively manufactured by the highly-qualified specialists at our factory in Wetzlar, Germany.

OLYMPUS ANNOUNCE THEIR NEW ENTRY MIRRORLESS, THE OMD E-M10MkIII

OLYMPUS ANNOUNCE THEIR NEW ENTRY MIRRORLESS, THE OMD E-M10MkIII
by Pete Rawlinson
31/8/2017
A brand new entry level CSC from Olympus not only boasts a refined design but also easy to use Advanced Photo modes to give beginners more creativity!

NIKON ANNOUNCE THEIR BRAND NEW D850

NIKON ANNOUNCE THEIR BRAND NEW D850
by Pete Rawlinson
24/8/2017
The rumours have been flowing and the spec seems too good to be true! Check out when I went to the UK Launch of the brand new Nikon D850!

OUT IN BRISTOL - LEICA SL

OUT IN BRISTOL - LEICA SL
by Pete Rawlinson
14/8/2017
A minimalistic design machined out of a single block of aluminium housing tech professionals are all after - we took the Leica SL out to see what it's all about!

SONY G MASTER ENGINEERS' INTERVIEW

SONY G MASTER ENGINEERS' INTERVIEW
by Pete Rawlinson
24/7/2017
Sony engineers discuss the concept of the G Master lens, born out of technological innovation and uncompromising optical design.

TAMRON 18-400MM ULTRA-TELEPHOTO - FIRST LOOK

TAMRON 18-400MM ULTRA-TELEPHOTO - FIRST LOOK
by Pete Rawlinson
4/7/2017
The World’s first 22.2x ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens from Tamron has been announced but is the 18-400mm’s range too much to actually make it worth using? Our hands on time says otherwise…

CANON ANNOUNCE THE EOS 6D MkII & 200D

CANON ANNOUNCE THE EOS 6D MkII & 200D
by Pete Rawlinson
29/6/2017
Today we see Canon announce the replacement of two DSLRs in their line up with the EOS 6D MkII, an entry level full frame camera, and the 200D, an entry-level APSC camera. I met with Dave Parry to find out more...

OLYMPUS TG-5 - FIRST LOOK

OLYMPUS TG-5 - FIRST LOOK
by Pete Rawlinson
17/5/2017
Could Olympus of just announced a fully waterproof compact camera capable of handling tough environments and perform far better than expected from a small sensor? Meet the TG-5….

MANFROTTO NITROTECH N8 PISTON FLUID HEAD

MANFROTTO NITROTECH N8 PISTON FLUID HEAD
by Pete Rawlinson
12/5/2017
Why are videographers making such a big deal out of the new Manfrotto NitroTech Piston Head, surely it’s just another tripod head? Oh no – this is the first of its kind and it’s a game changer!

SWAROVSKI BTX - BINO-SCOPE?

SWAROVSKI BTX - BINO-SCOPE?
by Pete Rawlinson
11/5/2017
Have you ever used a field scope and found the single eyepiece a strain? Swarovski might have just solved your problem…...meet the BTX!

NIKON D7500 - FIRST LOOK

NIKON D7500 - FIRST LOOK
by Pete Rawlinson
12/4/2017
Nikon have announced their brand new DSLR the D7500 – following on from the success of the D7200 and taking many features seen in Nikon’s flag ship D500 DX camera. Could this push in technology give hobbyists and enthusiasts everything they want from their camera?

24HRS WITH THE FUJIFILM GFX

24HRS WITH THE FUJIFILM GFX
by Pete Rawlinson
3/3/2017
When you’re offered a pre-production model of Fuji’s brand new Medium format mirrorless camera you tend to jump at the opportunity to shoot glorious 51.4-megapixel shots. I had the GFX for one day and this is what I thought…

GH5 HANDS ON DAY - WINCHESTER BRANCH

GH5 HANDS ON DAY - WINCHESTER BRANCH
by Pete Rawlinson
23/2/2017
Last week Winchester Branch hosted a hands-on day for customers to drop in and try out the brand new Panasonic Lumix GH5. We caught up with Macro / Insect Photographer Ian Ross from View Finders of Romsey Camera Club to test out whether Panasonic's Image Stacking was suitable for his needs.

LCE GAINS ANOTHER GOOD SERVICE AWARD (GOLD)

LCE GAINS ANOTHER GOOD SERVICE AWARD (GOLD)
by Pete Rawlinson
17/2/2017
Many thanks to you, our customers, as we received another Good Service Award (GOLD) from the Amateur Photographer Awards yesterday. We also had the pleasure of collecting the Innovation of the Year Award on behalf of the manufacturer.

4AM DELIVERY THROUGH THIRD-STOREY WINDOW

4AM DELIVERY THROUGH THIRD-STOREY WINDOW
by Pete Rawlinson
27/1/2017
Tetenal, the leading UK Photographic distributor, arranged a special early morning delivery for London Camera Exchange in Chester.

LEICA M10 - FIRST LOOK

LEICA M10 - FIRST LOOK
by Pete Rawlinson
19/1/2017
After 60 years of rangefinder expertise, 11 years of digital M-Development and taking on board feedback from M-Photographers the Leica Engineers have created the slimmest digital M of all time. The Leica M10!

1 DAY ADVENTURE - OLYMPUS TG TRACKER

1 DAY ADVENTURE - OLYMPUS TG TRACKER
by Pete Rawlinson
17/1/2017
Olympus have produced a hybrid camera between a small camcorder and wearable action camera! The TG Tracker not only records in 4k/30fps but has in body stabilisation, fully waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof, built-in front facing light and a massive 204-degree field of view. we headed to the Lake District and this is our 1 Day Adventure...

PANASONIC LUMIX GH5 - FIRST LOOK

PANASONIC LUMIX GH5 - FIRST LOOK
by Pete Rawlinson
4/1/2017
Back in 2014 Panasonic announced their GH4 compact system camera to the market primarily built for videographers and became hugely popular due to being the first CSC with internal 4K recording. Two years is a long time in technology so what does the GH5 have in store for us....

SONY RX100 MkV - FIRST LOOK

SONY RX100 MkV - FIRST LOOK
by Pete Rawlinson
14/10/2016
The World’s fastest autofocus, most autofocus points and fastest continuous shooting within a compact camera. Sony is certainly pushing boundaries with the RX100 Mk V and what photographers can capture with a pocket size camera.

DJI MAVIC PRO – EUROPEAN LAUNCH

DJI MAVIC PRO – EUROPEAN LAUNCH
by Pete Rawlinson
6/10/2016
Announced only a week after Photokina DJI have taken back the lead with the brand new compact folding drone the Mavic Pro! 4K video recording at 30fps, built-in 3-axis gimbal, up to 27minutes flight and so much more....where are DJI taking you next?
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