wide range – UK Digitala http://ukdigitala.com/ Mon, 14 Mar 2022 14:19:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://ukdigitala.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-29T121704.452-150x150.png wide range – UK Digitala http://ukdigitala.com/ 32 32 ASA investigates payday loans that break rules served by Google https://ukdigitala.com/asa-investigates-payday-loans-that-break-rules-served-by-google/ Mon, 14 Mar 2022 12:17:00 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/asa-investigates-payday-loans-that-break-rules-served-by-google/ The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is investigating several reported examples of Google allowing ads from “predatory lenders”. The findings follow a report published in the Observer on Sunday which found that 24 advertisements had been paid for by 12 advertisers, including loan companies and credit brokers. Google’s stated practices Prevent the sale of financial services-related […]]]>

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is investigating several reported examples of Google allowing ads from “predatory lenders”. The findings follow a report published in the Observer on Sunday which found that 24 advertisements had been paid for by 12 advertisers, including loan companies and credit brokers.

Google’s stated practices Prevent the sale of financial services-related ads that do not disclose information about repayment terms or other potential harms to borrowers. It specifically cites failure to disclose associated fees as something prohibited, noting, “Disclosures may not be published as hover text or made available through any other link or tab. They should be clearly and immediately visible without the need to click or hover over anything.

It also cites failure to include links to any third-party accreditation or endorsement where affiliation is stated or implied with the terms of the loan-related advertisement. This veneer of legitimacy — and Google’s efforts to prevent loan providers from making false associations with real organizations — were partly behind the search giant’s efforts to stamp out the practice in 2016.

Commercials reported by the Observer included one that offered ultra-high interest rates of up to 1,721%.

The vendors’ marketing techniques – especially messages related to how quickly money will be available – appear to run counter to Google’s policies. Following the Observer report, the Guardian found that many of the same companies were running similar adverts despite Google removing the initial adverts. In 2020, Google removed 123 million ads related to violations of its financial services policies.

The ASA has concrete guidelines against predatory lending advertising and has enforced them across a wide range of advertising mediums. Its financial services rules information page points out that it has upheld the investigation into a Sunny Loans ad on the grounds that it may mislead consumers about repayment terms.

The problem is exacerbated online due to the speed and reach with which digital advertisers can reach consumers. The ASA said that while responsibility for ensuring ads do not violate the guidelines rests with the advertiser, media platforms such as Google “also have some responsibility for ensuring content complies with the guidelines. rules”. A spokesperson told the Guardian: “Platforms should and are taking steps to ensure misleading and irresponsible ads are not published.”

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Gucci plants the seeds of style with its latest Pineapple collection https://ukdigitala.com/gucci-plants-the-seeds-of-style-with-its-latest-pineapple-collection/ Wed, 09 Mar 2022 05:21:02 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/gucci-plants-the-seeds-of-style-with-its-latest-pineapple-collection/ When Gucci first introduced the canvas, it featured a mosaic of brown diamonds, woven into a beige hemp fabric, known as the Gucci Diamante print. Since then, the house has released new iterations, each time merging more fashionable and contemporary designs with the original. In 2021, the Japanese manga character Doraemon was featured on signature […]]]>

When Gucci first introduced the canvas, it featured a mosaic of brown diamonds, woven into a beige hemp fabric, known as the Gucci Diamante print.

Since then, the house has released new iterations, each time merging more fashionable and contemporary designs with the original. In 2021, the Japanese manga character Doraemon was featured on signature t-shirts, bucket hats and bags in an exclusive collection. And just last month, Gucci launched yet another decorative motif — featuring a pineapple flanked by roses — as a defining element of its diverse and colorful menswear collection.

The Gucci Pineapple collection sees the flavors of collegiate aesthetics mingle with streetwear influences in a palette of pastels, complemented by deeper shades of blue and green. The ready-to-wear range includes looks in classic gingham prints, as well as formalwear and tracksuits enriched with a patch bearing the number “22,705”, which is the number of song lyrics that include a reference at Gucci.

The vast collection also includes a straight coat in washed gabardine, a printed caban jacket and two bomber jackets in contrasting colors. The series’ lighthearted vibe is further enhanced by the pineapple-pink and “22,705” patches.

Elsewhere, you can find a selection of all-new GG jumbo denim styles, as well as wool and cotton-based knits, and casual pieces, all featuring the pineapple and rose jacquard pattern in various combinations. The sets can be coordinated with matching pants in various colors and textiles.

What is a Gucci collection if it is not complemented by complementary accessories? A wide range of bags, small leather goods and signature sneakers such as Screener, Rhython and Gucci Basket follow the ready-to-wear pieces. These use a printed pattern of pineapples and a bright yellow rose, creating a bold juxtaposition with the GG Supreme canvas base.

Although the composition of the exuberant patches and patterns is different, a distinctive blue-red stripe and pink “WHATʼS INSIDE” text ties these accessories together, providing an added playful and unexpected appeal.

With Gucci’s continued commitment to sustainability, the house has used solvent-free coatings for the GG Supreme canvas with the pineapple motif. Details and prints in organic cotton are created by digital printing using water-based colors. From the looks of the pieces, Gucci seems adept at creating extravagant designs, without neglecting the health of our planet.

(Pictures: Gucci)

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Alarm.com For Business Introduces The Pro Series: The Most Advanced Cameras Yet https://ukdigitala.com/alarm-com-for-business-introduces-the-pro-series-the-most-advanced-cameras-yet/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 13:37:41 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/alarm-com-for-business-introduces-the-pro-series-the-most-advanced-cameras-yet/ Photos: Alarm.com’s newest cCommercial grade cameras have varifocal lenses and 4MP recording options. Pro Series cameras are compatible with proprietary professional software such as Business Activity Analytics. TYSONS, Virginia. (March 1, 2022) – Ahead of ISC West, Alarm.com for Business introduces its new line of professional security cameras, the Pro Series Commercial-Grade Power Over Ethernet […]]]>



Photos: Alarm.com’s newest cCommercial grade cameras have varifocal lenses and 4MP recording options. Pro Series cameras are compatible with proprietary professional software such as Business Activity Analytics.

TYSONS, Virginia. (March 1, 2022) – Ahead of ISC West, Alarm.com for Business introduces its new line of professional security cameras, the Pro Series Commercial-Grade Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Cameras. For use in a wide range of commercial applications, the cameras help businesses monitor and manage their properties, from a single warehouse to a national chain of storefronts. The cameras include access to exclusive Business Activity Analytics software, turning them into powerful business operations tools, and are NDAA* compliant.

Four new cameras are now available: two 1080p domes with varifocal and fixed lens options, a 4MP turret varifocal and a 4MP varifocal bullet. The 4MP varifocal bullet includes a buzzer and supports Alarm.com’s Perimeter Guard™ deterrent technology. The cameras seamlessly integrate with the Alarm.com platform, including intrusion and access control, and both dome cameras include dark gray covers to provide aesthetic and installation flexibility.

Alarm.com for Business was recently launched Business activity analysis, an innovative video analytics technology solution that provides business managers with insights into key performance indicators and alerts, to help business owners better understand customer and employee behaviors. This analytics suite offers occupancy tracking, people counting, heat mapping, crowd gathering detection, and queue monitoring. Businesses can receive alerts if occupancy limits are exceeded, checkout wait times are too long, or too many people crowd a defined area. In addition to alerts, businesses can receive reports and heatmaps that show foot traffic trends and analysis.

“Historically, investments in surveillance cameras have been for crime deterrence and forensic recording, but we are excited to launch the new Pro Series Cameras and Business Activity Analytics to provide additional metrics. operational capabilities and provide a greater return on investment for business owners,” said Dan Kerzner, product manager, Alarm.com.

The new Pro Series cameras are hassle-free, offer plug-and-play installation, support 24/7 in-vehicle and SVR recording options, and will be on display during the SAC West March 23-25, 2022 at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas. Attendees are encouraged to visit Alarm.com at booth #16039.

Alarm.com for Business technology is professionally installed and maintained by business security experts. Alarm.com solutions have limited international availability. For more information, please visit alarm.com.

Note: *NDAA compliance information is accurate as of the date of this publication. Read Alarm.com’s NDAA statement for more information.

About Alarm.com

Alarm.com is the leading platform for smartly connected property. Millions of consumers and businesses depend on Alarm.com’s technology to manage and control their property from anywhere. Our platform integrates with a growing variety of Internet of Things (IoT) devices through our apps and interfaces. Our security, video, access control, intelligent automation, energy management and wellness solutions are available through our network of thousands of professional service providers in North America and around the world. . Common stock of Alarm.com trades on the Nasdaq under the symbol ALRM. For more information, please visit alarm.com.

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Best iPhone 13 (and 13 Pro) deals for February 2022 https://ukdigitala.com/best-iphone-13-and-13-pro-deals-for-february-2022/ Thu, 24 Feb 2022 16:39:00 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/best-iphone-13-and-13-pro-deals-for-february-2022/ If you’re dreaming of the iPhone 13 (or any of the other 13-series handsets), you’ve come to the right place. It’s been a few months since the new iPhones were released, and the prices have already started their descent. Winter is the perfect time to look for deals, SIM-free discounts, and contracts at great prices. […]]]>

If you’re dreaming of the iPhone 13 (or any of the other 13-series handsets), you’ve come to the right place. It’s been a few months since the new iPhones were released, and the prices have already started their descent. Winter is the perfect time to look for deals, SIM-free discounts, and contracts at great prices.

In this article, we review where to buy the iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max. We look at prices, UK and US retailers and all the major SIM-free and contract offers.

Those looking to dive into deals by specific handset type should check out our two more specialized roundups, covering the best iPhone 13 and 13 mini deals and the best iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max deals.

If you’re looking for broader advice, we track the best Apple deals separately.

Where to buy the iPhone 13 range

In addition to going directly to AppleHere are all the retailers currently selling the iPhone 13 lineup SIM-free, which means they’re unlocked and can be used with any network. (For the lowest SIM-free prices on each model, see the dedicated sections later in this article.)

UK retailers

US retailers

Best contract deals on the iPhone 13 lineup

You can buy the iPhone 13 from most UK contract providers.

Three and bundles a free pair of AirPods 3 (Wired also available, though Pro is currently sold out), while Virgin bundles the latest AirPods 3 with 6 months of Apple Music. Virgin also has a package that includes the new iPad 2021 with iPhone 13 mini and another batch that includes both AirPods Pro and iPad Air 4 (2020).

More than O2 you can get up to 6 months of Disney+ for free or 12 months of another streaming service.

UK networks

  • EE – Save £12/month when you trade in an iPhone X or above; Smart Benefit plans include options for two years of Apple TV+
  • Vodafone – Get £360 (guaranteed) when you trade in iPhone 11 Pro/Pro Max. Save £120 in the big winter sales; plans start at £29 upfront, £42 per month (iPhone 13 mini)
  • O2 – plans start at £38.99 per month, £30 upfront for 4GB of data (cheaper for iPhone 13 mini) with free Disney+ (3 months), free 3-year warranty with select plans
  • moving sky – Plans start at £30 per month with no upfront cost for 2GB of data (iPhone 13 mini)
  • Three – Get 6 months at half price; Some plans include free AirPods and AirPods Pro
  • VirginFree AirPods 3 New iPad 2021 bundle Where AirPods Pro and iPad Air 4 (2020) Bundle

It’s also worth checking out the following retailers for competitive contract pricing and cashback offers:

American networks

Where to buy the iPhone 13 and the best deals

Best iPhone 13 mini SIM-free deals

  • 128GB: £679 / $699 / AU$1,199
  • 256GB: £779 / $799 / AU$1,369
  • 512GB: £979 / $999 / AU$1,719

The most obvious place to buy the iPhone 13 mini is directly from Apple. But there are cheaper alternatives.

eBuyer sells the 13 mini for £622.10 (a £56.90 discount). But we would also consider john lewiswhich sells for £629 and adds free delivery and a two-year warranty to sweeten the deal.

You’ll find the best deals from a wide range of retailers in our automated pricing table below.

Retailer Price Delivery

Price comparison of over 24,000 stores worldwide

Best SIM-free iPhone 13 deals

  • 128GB: £779 / $799 / AU$1,349
  • 256GB: £879 / $899 / AU$1,519
  • 512GB: £1,079 / $1,099 / AU$1,869

You can buy your iPhone 13 directly from Apple. However, we are starting to see significant savings if you go elsewhere.

eBuyer has the iPhone 13 for £722.24 (a £56.76 discount), while john lewis is only slightly more expensive (£729) and offers free delivery and a two-year warranty.

You can view the latest prices from major retailers in our automated table below.

Retailer Price Delivery

Price comparison of over 24,000 stores worldwide

The iPhone 13 and 13 mini are available in Pink, Blue, Midnight, Starlight (Silver White) and (Product)Red.

Best iPhone 13 Pro SIM-free deals

  • 128GB: £949 / $999 / AU$1,699
  • 256GB: £1,049 / $1,099 / AU$1,869
  • 512GB: £1,249 / $1,299 / AU$2,219
  • 1TB: £1,449 / $1,499 / AUD$2,569

You can buy the iPhone 13 Pro directly from Apple for the prices listed above. Currently, third-party retailers are sticking to Apple’s RRP, so there’s not much to be gained by shopping around.

Retailer Price Delivery

Price comparison of over 24,000 stores worldwide

Best iPhone 13 Pro Max SIM-free deals

  • 128GB: £1,049 / $1,099 / AU$1,849
  • 256GB: £1,149 / $1,199 / AUD$2019
  • 512GB: £1,349 / $1,399 / AU$2,369
  • 1TB: £1,549 / $1,599 / AUD$2,719

The above RRPs apply when you purchase the iPhone 13 Pro Max directly from Apple. You can also buy from other retailers, but as with the 13 Pro, there are currently no price discounts from Apple.

Retailer Price Delivery

Price comparison of over 24,000 stores worldwide

The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max are available in Graphite, Gold, Silver, and Sierra Blue.

iPhone 13 trade-in offers

It is undeniable that the prices are high. Fortunately, Apple offers trade-in deals to keep costs down.

Apple is offering between £35/$110 and £610/$790 off an iPhone 13 handset with trade-in. You can trade in handsets as old as the iPhone 6s. While UK customers can only trade in iPhone devices, US customers can also trade in Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to Note 20, S8 to S20+, Google Pixel 3a to Pixel 5 and LG G8 ThinQ, LG V40 ThinQ to LGV60 phones. ThinQ 5G. .

If you spread the cost of the phone on a monthly basis, Apple will reduce the monthly amount. If you pay in full, Apple will credit your payment method for the trade-in value after we receive your old device. You should receive the iPhone 13 handset within 14 days if your old handset meets all trade-in requirements.

In the United States, Apple also offers exchange offers with network operators that offer a $200 credit. If you opt for AT&T or Verizon, you’ll need to redeem directly through Apple online or in-store. If you opt for T-Mobile/Sprint, you will also need to change your plan to Magenta Max with T-Mobile/Sprint. In addition to Apple’s $200, activating the new handset can reduce monthly line rental costs by an additional $500.

Head over to Apple US to see its network takeover offers:

What’s new in iPhone 13 phones?

While the 5G handsets look quite similar to phones in the iPhone 12 lineup, the upgrade introduces a few key changes.

The iPhone 13 and 13 mini both offer new Super Retina XDR displays that are 28 per cent brighter than the previous generation, peaking at 1200 nits – although Apple manages to make them more energy efficient too.

Under the hood, both phones offer the all-new A15 Bionic chip, moving up from the A14 in the iPhone 12. The A15 offers a 6-core processor (2 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores) and a GPU to 4 cores, enabling phones to run up to “50% faster than the competition”. You can also expect better battery life. (You’ll also find the A15 on the brand new iPad mini – this is where you can buy one)

As for the cameras, the iPhone 13 and 13 mini offer better low-light performance with support for Smart HDR 4. There is also a new Photographic Styles feature that allows users to save photo settings while a new cinematic video mode allows users to record with shallow depth of field in 1080p (30fps quality).

The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max bring additional features (that is, including those that the 13 and 13 mini bring to the table). For starters, both offer adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz. The new camera lenses also introduce larger apertures, while optical zoom extends up to 6x (compared to 4x on the iPhone 12). The 13 Pro and 13 Pro also run on the A15 Bionic chip, but with 5 GPU cores for super-fast graphics.

We’ve only scratched the surface of the specs and features of the iPhone 13 lineup, check out our in-depth review of the full iPhone 13 lineup for everything there is to know about the phones. If you missed Apple’s launch event, here’s everything announced.

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Luminar Becomes Last User of Screen Truepress Jet L350UV Digital Labels https://ukdigitala.com/luminar-becomes-last-user-of-screen-truepress-jet-l350uv-digital-labels/ Wed, 23 Feb 2022 00:24:00 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/luminar-becomes-last-user-of-screen-truepress-jet-l350uv-digital-labels/ Sydney-based packaging and labeling specialist Luminar has expanded its digital printing business with the installation of a Screen Truepress Jet L350UV inkjet press, supplied by Jet Technologies. Matt Ellis, MD at Luminar: “Since working with the new system, we’ve found it to be incredibly efficient and agile.” […]]]>

Sydney-based packaging and labeling specialist Luminar has expanded its digital printing business with the installation of a Screen Truepress Jet L350UV inkjet press, supplied by Jet Technologies.





Matt Ellis, MD at Luminar: “Since working with the new system, we’ve found it to be incredibly efficient and agile.”

Luminar Logo StandardBacked by its decade-long partner, Jet Technologies, Screen’s Truepress Jet L350UV has proven to be Australia’s leading digital inkjet label press. Since deploying the L350UV, Luminar has expanded its digital printing capability and streamlined its existing digital operations.

Positioned as a hybrid digital labeling and flexible packaging company, Luminar’s broad industry base includes industrial and automotive customers such as ACCO Brands, and food and beverage customers such as My Muscle Chef and Mingle Seasoning, as well as craft beer and health and beauty customers.Luminar bldg.png

“With such a diverse customer base, we needed a solution that would increase our printing efficiency without sacrificing quality or attention to detail. The decision to select the L350UV came after a long association with Jet Technologies, where they have consistently proven the unparalleled reliability and high productivity of the L350UV,” said Matt Ellis, general manager of Luminar. “Since working with the new system, we have found it to be incredibly efficient and agile; offering a wide range of hardware solutions that are used to serve our existing customers while supporting our growth trajectory as a business.

The L350UV is the most flexible and automated label production system in its class, delivering industry-leading speeds and uptime for a flexible digital labeling and packaging system, up to 60 linear meters per minute. The top-of-the-line SAI S model works with up to seven colors and white ink at 50 meters per minute.

Ellis adds, “Since 2018, our flexible packaging sales have increased over 100% year-over-year and, in an effort to continue serving our customers at the highest level, we have estimated that the L350UV was the best solution for us and our customers to meet this growing business. The local support of Screen and Jet Technologies made this decision a no-brainer, and we are excited about the added strength this system will bring to our already strong printing capabilities.

David Reece, Director of Sales at Jet Technologies, said, “We have worked with Luminar for many years and are very excited about the digital printing opportunities the L350UV will bring to the business. The L350UV is an incredibly reliable and highly productive machine and will support Luminar’s continued growth in multiple markets.

Peter Scott, Managing Director of Screen GP Australia added: “It is fantastic to welcome Luminar to the Screen Truepress Jet L350UV family. Luminar has become a major force in the label and packaging industry, from fairly humble beginnings working in a garage and then into a small commercial enterprise. and now the production center in North West Sydney. Screen and our distribution partner Jet Technologies are proud to be part of this next phase of growth for Matt Ellis and his team. »

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Wildlife pro Sean Weekly reveals the gear inside his camera bag https://ukdigitala.com/wildlife-pro-sean-weekly-reveals-the-gear-inside-his-camera-bag/ Sat, 12 Feb 2022 07:58:30 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/wildlife-pro-sean-weekly-reveals-the-gear-inside-his-camera-bag/ Sean Weekly is a professional wildlife photographer based in Wales, UK with his own bespoke hideout at Gigrin Farm Red Kite Feeding Station. He changed careers in the military and moved to Singapore in 2010 where he bought his first Canon DSLR and never looked back. He now works as a guide for the travel […]]]>

Sean Weekly is a professional wildlife photographer based in Wales, UK with his own bespoke hideout at Gigrin Farm Red Kite Feeding Station. He changed careers in the military and moved to Singapore in 2010 where he bought his first Canon DSLR and never looked back.

He now works as a guide for the travel agency Wildlife Worldwide, leading numerous photography trips and 1-2-1 sessions. We recently caught up with Sean to find out his tips and tricks for wildlife photography plus the essential camera kit he couldn’t live without.

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Sigma unveils its 20mm F2 DG DN I Contemporary lens https://ukdigitala.com/sigma-unveils-its-20mm-f2-dg-dn-i-contemporary-lens/ Wed, 09 Feb 2022 15:11:15 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/sigma-unveils-its-20mm-f2-dg-dn-i-contemporary-lens/ February 9, 2022 Sigma has announced the ultra-compact, wide-aperture 20mm F2 DG DN Contemporary wide-angle lens for both E-mount and L-mount systems. This is a compact full frame prime lens for mirrorless cameras and is the seventh lens in Sigma’s fast-growing I-series lens line, after the 90mm f2.8 DG DN. It is also the widest […]]]>

February 9, 2022

Sigma has announced the ultra-compact, wide-aperture 20mm F2 DG DN Contemporary wide-angle lens for both E-mount and L-mount systems.

This is a compact full frame prime lens for mirrorless cameras and is the seventh lens in Sigma’s fast-growing I-series lens line, after the 90mm f2.8 DG DN. It is also the widest angle lens in the lineup to date, which may open up new photographic possibilities for I-series users.

The fact that the lens is available for both E-Mount and L-Mount systems means it is compatible with Sony, Leica, Panasonic LUMIX and Sigma cameras, including the E-Mount Sony Alpha A7 IV and the L-Mount Panasonic Lumix S5 and Sigma fp L to name a few.

The lens weighs 370g and is 72.4mm long (L-Mount version), which makes it an easily transportable optic. The 20mm focal length can be used for landscapes, wide-angle portraits, weddings and interiors.

The latest Sigma prime is also said to be “particularly well-suited for astrophotography due to its very well-controlled sagittal coma thrust.”

The lens has a UK SRP of £649.99 and will go on sale from 25th February 2022.

New Sigma 20mm optics shown with lens hood

New Sigma 20mm optics shown with lens hood


Sigma press release (from February 9, 2022)

I series | Premium Compact Primes for Mirrorless Users

New optical performance standards for the Contemporary line

Exceptional I-Series build quality with a compact form factor

UK PRS: £649.99 Date of sale: February 25, 2022

Introducing the all new 20mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary of SIGMA. This ultra-compact, wide-aperture lens for both E-mount and L-mount systems is a game-changer for mirrorless users who need sharp, wide-angle optics that won’t weigh them down.

This high-end portable full-frame compact lens for mirrorless cameras is the seventh lens in SIGMA’s fast-growing I-series lineup, combining a bright F2 maximum aperture, ultra-wide 20mm focal length and stunning optical performance. It’s also the widest lens in the lineup to date, opening up new photographic possibilities for I-series users.

Side view of Sigma 20mm F2 DG DN lens with AF/MF switch shown

Side view of Sigma 20mm F2 DG DN lens with AF/MF switch shown

The lens features an exceptionally small form factor, weighing 370g and being just 72.4mm long*, making it a very practical optic and portable enough for everyday shooting. It is ideal for landscapes, wide-angle portraits, weddings and interiors, and is particularly well suited to astrophotography thanks to its very well controlled sagittal coma flare. This is the fourth lens in the I-series with an F2 aperture, joining a 24mm, 35mm and 65mm, which together form a well-matched set of lenses for photographers who need both performance and portability in their backpack. Remarkably, the 20mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary is nearly identical in size and weight to the SIGMA 24mm F2 I series. Sleek, all-metal design with magnetic I-series lens cap, manual aperture ring and exceptional build quality make this lens a very intuitive and satisfying experience.

*Figures are for L-mount

Main characteristics

I series | ‘Premium Compact Primes’ for mirrorless users

The SIGMA I series includes full-frame compatible lenses that offer new value to mirrorless systems. The combination of superb optical performance with a level of compactness perfectly suited to modern mirrorless cameras offers new opportunities for the perfect shot. SIGMA realizes that in today’s world we have a wide range of camera choices, especially with the increase in cell phones. But with many photographers looking for something more than something that simply captures images when they choose to own a camera and a lens, I-series lenses offer the ultimate combination of superb optical performance, exceptional user-friendliness and a compact format. SIGMA’s excellence in development and production technologies has been building since our inception in 1961 and has grown increasingly sophisticated with the introduction of the SIGMA Global Vision brand in 2012. Based on this, SIGMA has granted particular attention to the quality of a product, the feeling of using it and the pleasure of owning it. This is how the I series was born.

New optical performance standards for the contemporary line

The 20mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary achieves the highest level of optical performance even at wide apertures, from the center of the image to the periphery. Based on the latest optical design technology, the lens construction includes three high precision molded glass aspherical lens elements, one SLD element and one FLD element to suppress a range of optical aberrations. The result is crisp, clear images even in the extreme corners of the frame. By focusing on removing the sagittal coma thrust, which is difficult to correct in post-processing, an accurate reproduction of very bright points of light was achieved. This provides extremely detailed results across the entire image, which is especially important for night sky photography.

The lens’ advanced optical design, along with its Super Multi-Layer Coating and Nano Porous Coating (NPC), ensures minimal flare and ghosting, even when shooting in bright light sources. This makes it much easier to photograph backlit subjects while achieving punchy, high-contrast results.

Exceptional I-Series build quality with a compact form factor

All I-series lenses feature all-metal construction. The precision cut aluminum parts not only give the barrel a sleek and stylish finish, but provide superb durability which enhances the quality of the whole product. Metallic materials are also used in the internal structures which slide together with the operating ring for added strength. These high-precision components made with SIGMA’s state-of-the-art metalworking technology are also used in SIGMA’s CINE LENS range for professional filmmakers and provide a tactile and ergonomic feel that makes using the lens a pleasure.

The cover ring between the focus ring and the aperture ring has a hair treatment which is also used for the rear cylinder of the Art line. This coating functions as a grip for the fingers when attaching or removing the lens.

Additional Features

  • Lens construction: 13 elements in 11 groups, with 1 FLD, 1 SLD and 3 aspherical elements
  • Internal focusing system
  • Compatible with high-speed autofocus
  • Step-by-step engine
  • Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction (*Feature only available on supported cameras. Available corrections may vary by camera model)
  • Supports DMF and AF+MF
  • Nano porous coating
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Aperture ring
  • Focus mode switch
  • Petal Type Lens Hood (LH656-03)
  • Magnetic Metal Lens Cap (LCF62-01M)
  • Frame with dust and splash resistant structure
  • Support switching between linear and non-linear focus ring settings (for L mount only)
  • Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately / for L mount only)
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Each lens is subjected to SIGMA’s exclusive MTF measurement system
  • 9-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High precision and durable brass bayonet mount
  • “Made in Japan” know-how

Key specs (The numbers below are for the L-mount)

Lens construction: 11 groups, 13 elements (1 FLD, 1 SLD and 3 aspherical elements)

Viewing angle: 94.5°
Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum aperture: F22

Minimum focusing distance: 22cm
Maximum magnification ratio: 1:6.7
Filter size: 62mm
Dimensions (max diameter x length): 70mm x 72.4mm

Weight: 370g

Barcode

L-frame: 0085126 490690 | Sony E-mount: 0085126 490652

Supplied accessories

LCF62-01M MAGNETIC METAL LENS CAP, LCF-62 III FRONT CAP, LH656-03 PETAL TYPE LENS hood, LCR II L-MOUNT OR SONY E-MOUNT BACK CAP

Optional Accessories

SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 for L mount

PROTECTOR SIGMA WR 62mm

SIGMA PROTECTOR 62mm

SIGMA WR UV FILTER 62mm

SIGMA WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 62mm


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Sigma 90mm F2.8 DG DN I Contemporary Review

Sigma 24mm F2 DG DN I Contemporary Review

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art Review

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Shamil Hargovan, Managing Director of STS Capital Partners, Leads Wohlers Associates 3D Printing Industry Experts to ASTM https://ukdigitala.com/shamil-hargovan-managing-director-of-sts-capital-partners-leads-wohlers-associates-3d-printing-industry-experts-to-astm/ Tue, 25 Jan 2022 13:25:00 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/shamil-hargovan-managing-director-of-sts-capital-partners-leads-wohlers-associates-3d-printing-industry-experts-to-astm/ SEATTLE, January 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — STS Capital Partners Managing Director Shamil Hargovan led the team that assisted Wohlers Associates in its sale to ASTM International, announced at the recent Standards Forum at the Formnext conference in Frankfurt, Germany. Terry Wohlers and his company are internationally recognized as experts in 3D printing and additive manufacturing […]]]>

SEATTLE, January 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — STS Capital Partners Managing Director Shamil Hargovan led the team that assisted Wohlers Associates in its sale to ASTM International, announced at the recent Standards Forum at the Formnext conference in Frankfurt, Germany. Terry Wohlers and his company are internationally recognized as experts in 3D printing and additive manufacturing (AM).

ASTM International is a leading global standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems and services.

Making the announcement, Wohlers said, “Thank you to STS Capital Partners. This company helped put this together. Without Shamil and the team, we wouldn’t be here right now.”

He added: “The people there (at STS) really took the bull by the horns and did a great job of discovering many candidate organizations, many of which were a good fit for our business. downsized and started negotiating with a few of them.”

The sale of Wohlers Associates to ASTM is a testament to the importance that 3D printing will have in the future of manufacturing, giving ASTM a significantly enhanced ability to set standards for this rapidly emerging technology.

“We were pleased to provide the expertise that enabled this extraordinary exit to happen, resulting in great benefits for both parties,” Hargovan said. “Wohlers Associates was able to achieve the required and preferred results in the sale, but more importantly, we reached out to a wide range of possible non-traditional acquisition partners and secured an ideal home that plans to build on their great heritage. in this rapidly growing industry.

As a result of this experience with Wohlers Associates, we have identified a range of companies in the AM industry that are able, willing and interested in acquiring strategically valuable assets for their businesses. We’re happy to hear from business owners who want to explore the many opportunities available to them to realize extraordinary returns when they exit and sell their business.”

Along with Wohlers Associates, ASTM International acquires the Wohlers Report, the premier publication for the AM industry, as well as briefing notes, expert reports, AM design training and consulting services.

“We are delighted to welcome Wohlers Associates to the ASTM family,” Catherine Morgan, said the president of ASTM International in an announcement sent from ASTM headquarters to West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. “Wohlers has been a trusted source of news and analysis for the AM community for over 30 years, and I’m excited to see what our two trusted and credible brands can accomplish together for this industry.”

Formnext is the premier additive manufacturing and 3D printing conference, attracting over 8,000 attendees from around the world who are leaders in their technology and business markets.

At the conference, Hargovan spoke about the M&A trend in the industry during a panel he moderated with Wohlers and Brian Meincke, vice president of global business development and innovation strategy at ASTM International.

He explained that at STS “our massive transformation goal is to generate billions in new philanthropic and impact capital through mergers and acquisitions.” As Managing Director of STS Capital Partners, Hargovan co-chairs STS’ “Success to Significance™” pillar, which focuses on social impact and maximizing true legacy potential. He is also CEO of Altruvest Charitable Services, a global non-profit organization affiliated with STS, which provides leadership, training and tools to improve the governance of community charities.

Hargovan is a featured speaker and thought leader in the areas of Industry 4.0, mixed physical and digital experiences, augmented reality, and the future of retail and e-commerce. In 2016, he was named a Forbes 30 Under 30 In Manufacturing and Industry winner – and again in 2017 on the Forbes 30 Under 30 All-Star list. He was also featured as one of “50 Emerging Global Entrepreneurs to Watch” by Inc. Magazine.

Prior to joining STS, Hargovan co-founded Wiivv Wearables and, as CEO, grew the company into one of the world’s largest providers of custom 3D printed footwear. He has led award-winning business experience and led business partnerships with international governments and sports, athletics and wellness brands including Dr. Scholl’s and Lululemon. Wiivv pioneered state-of-the-art digital manufacturing in the United States and Canada based on measurements captured from a smartphone or retail scanner. In 2020, Hargovan divested its stake to a private strategic capital group.

Hargovan spent several years at HP Inc. on the leadership team defining the company’s additive manufacturing strategy, which ultimately led to the creation of its 3D printing business unit. He also managed several highly profitable product lines, while leading major cross-functional customer experience and business transformation initiatives across the $60 billion global printing and personal systems business. Prior to working at HP, he was a management consultant at Clarkston Consulting. He began his career at SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute), incubating new ventures and strategic programs.

Hargovan holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) from Claremont McKenna College. His volunteer experience includes serving on the boards of non-profit organizations and other community work, which has been recognized by Rotary International with Paul Harris Fellowships for his contributions to international service. He lived in North America, Africa and Australia, currently residing at Seattle, Washington., with his family.

About OSH:

STS Capital Partners is a different type of global M&A firm creating billions of dollars in new philanthropic and impact capital. STS stands for Success to Significance™ through Selling to Strategics™.

STS expertly guides business owners to extraordinary exits with a focus on supporting their legacy.

STS’s global relationships and world-class team bring international strategic buyers to the transaction process. This results in highly competitive multi-bidder soft auctions that achieve maximum value. To learn more about STS, please visit www.stscapital.com.

STS also expands globally and recruits talented people who share a passion for enabling extraordinary releases. To learn more, please visit www.stscapital.com/join-our-team/.

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The market for wedding dresses and rings is strongly dominated by the leaders https://ukdigitala.com/the-market-for-wedding-dresses-and-rings-is-strongly-dominated-by-the-leaders/ Sun, 23 Jan 2022 17:35:04 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/the-market-for-wedding-dresses-and-rings-is-strongly-dominated-by-the-leaders/ Pune, Jan. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global Wedding Dresses Market Report 2022-2028: The Wedding Dress Market Report 2022 is an extensive study by industry experts for development modules, arrangements, movements, and sizes. The report also estimates existing and past market norms to project the potential management of the market throughout the forecast period between […]]]>

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Global Wedding Dresses Market Report 2022-2028:

The Wedding Dress Market Report 2022 is an extensive study by industry experts for development modules, arrangements, movements, and sizes. The report also estimates existing and past market norms to project the potential management of the market throughout the forecast period between 2022 and 2028. This Wedding Dress research study involved the wide use of sources primary and secondary data. This contains the study of several parameters affecting the industry, containing the government plan, market situation, competitive landscape, historical data, present market trends, technical invention, future technologies and the technical growth in the related industry.

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As part of the wedding industry, the wedding dress is an important part of the celebration. Due to the advertising of wedding companies, wedding dress suppliers, cultural traditions and the fashion industry, wedding dresses are widely consumed. There is a wide range to classify the wedding dress category. It is a clothing product in the first position; meanwhile, it is also a wedding souvenir, therefore, it can also be regarded as an art craft. Moreover, like the garment industry, the high end of its product is a kind of luxury. According to many cultures, the bride may change clothes several times on the wedding day, and the veil, gloves and other accessories may be included in the wedding dress. This report will only focus on the dress that the bride wears during the wedding ceremony. Also, different cultures often have different wedding dress styles, such as Western, East Asian, etc. Since the contemporary western style wedding dress is the most popular style for wedding ceremonies in the world, it will be concentrated in this report.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the global wedding dress market size is estimated at 3894.8 million USD in 2022 and is expected to reach a readjusted size of 5619.3 million USD by 2028 with a CAGR of 6.3% during the exam period.

Leading players in the Wedding Dress market are:

  • Pronovias
  • Vera Wang
  • Rosa Clara
  • Eme Workshop
  • Yumi Katsura
  • Cymbeline
  • Badgley Mischka
  • De La Cierva and Nicholas
  • Carolina Herrera
  • Lee Seung Jin
  • marquise
  • Signore House
  • Enzoani
  • FAMILY
  • Frank Sarabia
  • Yolancris
  • Oscar De La Renta
  • Ming Shang Sha
  • Jinchao
  • honey
  • Tsai Mei Yue
  • Bridal print
  • Monique Lhuillier
  • Linli Wedding Collection

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On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of Wedding Dresses market types split into:

  • General purchase
  • Custom purchase

On the basis of the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, sales volume, market share and application growth rate of Wedding Dress Market, includes :

  • wedding dress rental service
  • Photographic studio
  • Personal purchase
  • Others

Regional analysis:

  • North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)
  • Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia and Turkey, etc.)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam)
  • South America (Brazil etc.)
  • Middle East and Africa (Egypt and GCC countries)

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The report published on the Wedding Dress market provides a detailed description of the collaborations, agreements, designations, patent information, etc. The report also provides a detailed description of competitor profiles with key milestones.

A few TOC points:

1 Coverage of the study

2 Executive Summary

3 Manufacturer competition

4 Market Size by Type

5 Market Size by Application

6 North America Wedding Dress Market Size by Type, Application, Country (2017-2028)

7 Europe Wedding Dress Market Size by Type, Application, Countries (2017-2028)

8 Asia-Pacific Wedding Dress Market Size by Type, Application, Countries (2017-2028)

9 Latin America Wedding Dress Market Size by Type, Application, Countries (2017-2028)

10 Middle East and Africa Wedding Dress Market Size by Type, Application, Countries (2017-2028)

11 company profiles

12 Industry Chain and Sales Channels Analysis

13 Analysis of Market Drivers, Opportunities, Challenges and Risk Factors

14 key findings from the Global Wedding Dress Study

15 Appendix

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Overview of Wedding Rings Market:

The research report has integrated the analysis of different factors which are increasing the growth of the market. It constitutes trends, restraints and drivers that transform the market either positively or negatively. This section also provides the scope of different segments and applications that can potentially influence the market in the future. Detailed information is based on current trends and historical milestones. A thorough assessment of the restrictions included in the report portrays the contrast with the drivers and gives room for strategic planning. Factors that overshadow the growth of the market are pivotal as they can be understood to devise different bends for getting hold of the lucrative opportunities that are present in the ever-growing market. Additionally, insights into the opinions of market experts have been taken to better understand the market.

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A wedding band or wedding ring is a ring that indicates that its wearer is married. It is usually forged from metal and is traditionally forged in gold or another precious metal.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the global engagement rings market size is estimated at USD 42,230 million in 2022 and is projected to reach a readjusted size of USD 51,310 million by 2028 with a CAGR of 3.3 % during the period considered.

Wedding Rings Market Analysis by Company:

  • cartier
  • Tiffany
  • Laofengxiang
  • Chow Tai Fook
  • Chow Blood Blood
  • Lukfook
  • Mingr
  • LVMH
  • chowtaiseng
  • Harry Winston
  • CHJ
  • I DO
  • CHJD
  • Yuyuan
  • David Yourman
  • STL
  • Van Cleef & Arpels
  • Charles and Colvard

Segment by type:

  • platinum wedding ring
  • gold wedding ring
  • Diamond wedding ring
  • Others

Segment by application:

  • Online Store
  • Chain of shops
  • Others

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Main points covered by the table of contents:

1 Coverage of the study

2 Executive Summary

3 Manufacturer competition

4 Market Size by Type

5 Market Size by Application

6 North America Engagement Rings Market Size by Type, Application, Countries (2017-2028)

7 Europe Engagement Rings Market Size by Type, Application, Countries (2017-2028)

8 Asia-Pacific Engagement Rings Market Size by Type, Application, Countries (2017-2028)

9 Latin America Engagement Rings Market Size by Type, Application, Countries (2017-2028)

10 Middle East & Africa Engagement Rings Market Size by Type, Application, Countries (2017-2028)

11 company profiles

12 Industry Chain and Sales Channels Analysis

13 Analysis of Market Drivers, Opportunities, Challenges and Risk Factors

14 Key Findings from the Global Alliance Study

15 Appendix

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The best iPhone accessories to buy for 2022 https://ukdigitala.com/the-best-iphone-accessories-to-buy-for-2022/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 07:00:24 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/the-best-iphone-accessories-to-buy-for-2022/ As new iPhone models come out, it’s no surprise that there’s an abundance of exciting new iPhone accessories to follow. As our phones double as wallets, cameras and navigation systems, there is a wide range of iPhone technologies available to help your phone perform its many functions to the highest standards. To help you outfit […]]]>

As new iPhone models come out, it’s no surprise that there’s an abundance of exciting new iPhone accessories to follow. As our phones double as wallets, cameras and navigation systems, there is a wide range of iPhone technologies available to help your phone perform its many functions to the highest standards. To help you outfit your iPhone with the coolest gadgets, we’ve rounded up the best iPhone accessories, from the most functional and practical to the most fun.

We’ve included a mix of handy iPhone technologies, including sleek card holders, magnetic phone holders, and gaming devices, to make your day go even easier!

The best iPhone accessories for 2022

Belkin MagSafe Car Phone Holder

Since we often rely on our phones to get from A to B, investing in a phone holder for your car is a wise decision. This Belkin phone holder clips onto your car’s air vent so your phone can stay in a prime position while you’re driving. Thanks to the magnetic design, if you have a MagSafe-enabled iPhone, you can simply place your phone on the charger and it should stay in place. This avoids the use of delicate and unreliable clips. The device also works with MagSafe phone cases, which is a bonus.

You can use the phone holder in portrait and landscape mode, and there’s a handy cable management system that keeps your cable in an optimal charging position so you can charge your phone while you drive.

Joby GripTight ONE Tripod

Black flexible tripod with phone holder

As we play with zooms, photography styles and portrait modes, we often promote ourselves from amateur to professional photographers thanks to the impressive camera technology of the iPhone. If you’re looking for an iPhone camera to further your skills, this flexible tripod will definitely do the trick. The versatile tripod holds your phone in place while you take a photo, making group shots that much easier. You can also use it as a selfie stick as the legs can be used as a handle, which is ideal for vloggers and content creators. Thanks to the flexible, wrap-around feet, you can even hang your phone from a tree if you wish.

It’s worth noting that this device works with a range of smart phones, so you don’t need to be an iPhone user to experiment with your snaps.

Belkin face tracking phone holder

Belkin Face Tracking Phone Holder

Looking to take your Zoom calls and workout blogs to the next level? This phone mount from Belkin uses face tracking technology to track your movements as you film yourself, so you’re always the star of the show. The bracket can rotate 360° and you can also adjust the angle.

Thanks to MagSafe technology, your iPhone 12 can simply snap on, so there’s no need for clamps and clips.

Apple AirPods Max

Apple Airpods Max sky blue

The setup process for pairing these headphones to your iPhone couldn’t be easier, so it’s an ideal iPhone companion. If you’re a movie buff, you’ll love the spatial audio feature that takes movie watching to a whole new level. They’re also well-designed with a knitted mesh canopy and memory foam ear cushions, making them a pleasure to wear for long periods of time.

It’s a great choice if you want to block everything out (literally thanks to the noise canceling feature) and enjoy your favorite playlist. When you want to connect to your environment, just enable transparency mode.

Razer Kishi Gamepad

Razer Kishi

This funky gadget lets you enhance your gaming experience by turning your iPhone into a gaming console. It’s designed to enhance your control while gaming with a comfortable grip and clickable thumbsticks. The device connects to your iPhone via the Lightning port and should fit most models. So if you find it hard to part with your Xbox when you leave the house, now you can have a mini game console in your pocket.

Anker PowerLine III Flow

Lilac phone charging cable

If you’re fed up with frayed and misplaced iPhone charging cables, these brightly colored Anker cables might be an easy fix. They have a flexible and durable design to handle everyday use. Their surprisingly soft texture sets them apart from other cables, and they come with a handy strap so you can keep them neat, tidy, and tangle-free. There are many colors to choose from, including yellow, pink, green, and white.

For more charging tech, take a look at the best power banks and portable chargers.

Belkin Boost Charge Pro 3-in-1 Wireless Charger

3 in 1 black charger for iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch

This Belkin 3-in-1 device lets you charge your iPhone 12, Apple Watch, and AirPods at the same time, so you can keep all your gadgets powered. The 15W charger uses MagSafe technology so you can simply place your phone in the cradle for a magnetic, wireless connection. It looks quite elegant and unique, and it would work well as a bedside table accessory.

Bellroy 3 Card Phone Case

yellow phone case

Phone cases can get tired and damaged after a while, so it’s nice to give your iPhone a fresh look once in a while. This bold yellow leather design is both useful and stylish. There’s room for three cards and the magnetic closure keeps them securely in place. We like the subtlety of this design, as it keeps your valuables accessible but hidden, rather than functioning as a bulky, bulky wallet strapped to the back of your phone.

There’s also a sneaky spare SIM card slot, so you can store an extra SIM card, which is a handy feature for frequent travellers. There are many sizes to choose from, from SE to 13 Pro Max.

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