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TIPA Awards 2023 for several of Transcontinenta's brands.

TIPA Awards 2023 for several of Transcontinenta's brands

The Transcontinenta Group is proud to announce that several of our brands have won a European TIPA Award.

As one of the best value added distributors in Western Europe since 1992, with offices in the Netherlands, Germany, and the UK, we distribute well-known and leading brands in the fields of photography, video, sport optics and mobile connectivity. 


The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) is an organization of editors and representatives of photo magazines, online publications from North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, as well as individual members who are experts in the field of imaging and technology. At the Annual General Assembly of TIPA members, held this year in Barcelona, Spain, representatives from TIPA's worldwide group voted for the TIPA World Award winners in various product categories. 

Best Telephoto Zoom Lens 
Tamron 50-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD

The Tamron 50-400mm lens is an ideal choice for a wide range of photographic applications thanks to its close focusing distance of 25cm at 50mm. Whether you're shooting sports, wildlife or landscapes, this lens is compact and easy to carry, with an overall length of just 18.3cm. To ensure sharp and steady shots, the lens features a VXD linear focusing mechanism and Vibration Compensation (VC) to reduce camera shake in low light or when shooting at slower shutter speeds. This allows you to take advantage of a wider range of shooting opportunities, even in challenging lighting conditions. In addition to its still photography capabilities, the Tamron 50-400mm lens can also be used for filming, with additional features added by using the free Tamron Lens Utility software.

Best Content Creator Lens
Tamron 20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD

The Tamron 20mm F/2.8 lens is a compact and versatile option for mirrorless camera systems, with an ergonomic design that works well with gimbals or camera rigs. It's a great choice for vloggers and content creators, especially when used with the free Tamron Lens Utility software. The lens' wide field of view is ideal for selfies, while the 40mm focal length is great for close-ups and scenery shots. The lens is lightweight and compact, making it ideal for on-the-go photography, including landscapes, travel, street and family events. It's designed for use with full-frame Sony E-mount cameras and features a fast and quiet VXD linear motor focusing mechanism that also provides accurate autofocus. It also supports Sony's Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF functions on selected cameras.

Best Storage Media
Lexar Professional CFExpress Type B Diamond Series

The Lexar Professional CFexpress Type B Card DIAMOND Series is designed for seamless and sustained performance content capture, with capacities ranging from 128GB to 512GB and sequential read/write speeds of up to 1,900MB/s and 1,700MB/s, respectively. This premium card can easily handle smooth 8K RAW video capture, making it ideal for power users who demand the highest performance and durability. It is also VPG-400 compliant and uses PCI Express Gen 3×2 and NVMe high-speed protocols. Built to withstand the harshest environments, this rugged card is shock and vibration resistant and can withstand extreme temperatures. The CFexpress is also backwards compatible with selected XQD cameras and comes with a lifetime warranty.

Best Video Accessory
Zhiyun Weebill 3 Gimbal

Gimbals are an important tool for content creators and vloggers to achieve smooth, steady and creative images in their work. The latest Zhiyun Weebill 3 has everything you need for any assignment, with a built-in noise-cancelling hi-fi microphone (and extra mic-in jack) and an adjustable colour temperature fill light, with extra filters built into the sling structure. The L-shaped design can be used hand-held, free-standing or even tripod-mounted with the included tripod accessory. For smooth and flexible shooting, a built-in motor with stabilizer controls can be locked or unlocked for tilt, pan and roll movements. Included control cables can be used with selected cameras to co-ordinate functions, and are also available via Bluetooth and WiFi with the ZY Play app.

Best Professional LED Light
Godox KNOWLED Bi-color LED Light MG1200Bi

When setups and productions require bright, long-lasting light, whether indoors or outdoors, day or night, rain or fog, they require a luminaire that can withstand the conditions and deliver consistent performance. Godox's MG1200bi offers full output across a colour temperature range of 2800K to 6500K with CRI and TLCi ratings of 96, 0.1%, stepless dimming and IP54 certified weather resistance. Eleven FX (special effects) modes simulate flash, lightning, cloudy, candle and more. Settings and controls can be made on the unit using four buttons and a control knob, or wirelessly using 2.4GHz remote controls and a Bluetooth app. A new accessory mounting system eliminates mismatches, a 45-degree reflector is included, as is an 8-metre power cable. Finally, there's a powerful fan to keep things cool during long hours of use.

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About Transcontinenta Group

The Transcontinenta Group is one of the best value added distributors in Western Europe. We are a privately owned company and established in 1992 in the Netherlands. The Transcontinenta Group has offices in The Netherlands, Germany, and the UK. From there we distribute well-known and leading brands in the field of photography, video, sport optics and mobile connectivity. The wide range of brands and products we represent enables us to position them in a wide range of markets. From the novice amateur, professional photo studio to museums and government.


Rob van Keulen
Rob van Keulen