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Keep abreast of the photography industry's latest news. From new camera equipment to imaging software updates our digital photo newswire covers it all.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Datacolor Special Rebates

Extends Discount Program Through the Holidays

NEW YORK, NY—December 10, 2008—Datacolor, a global leader in digital color management technology, today announced it will extend its manufacturer’s mail-in rebates on its line of Spyder color calibration systems including Spyder3Pro, Spyder3Elite and Spyder3 Studio due to overwhelming demand by professional photographers and photo enthusiasts.  The rebates, initially offered as a special, limited-time offer during the Photo Plus Expo show in New York, will now be extended through December 31, 2008.  The rebate program will continue to be offered in addition to any other promotions currently offered by retailers nationwide.  Read More...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Imagenomic Releases Portraiture 2

Advanced Controls to Enhance Retouching Process

Alexandria, Virginia -- December 10, 2008 – Imagenomic LLC announced today the release of Portraiture 2, a significant upgrade to its award-winning Portraiture Plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop®.  This new product edition features an array of advanced controls to further enhance the accuracy and refinement of the skin retouching process, and adds new capabilities for accelerating workflow performance, as well as new techniques for creating striking and fashionable finishing looks.  From natural-looking skin smoothening with detailed pore level retention, to high-contrast and glamour effects for professional advertising campaigns, Portraiture 2 is both a powerful productivity and special effects tool for Photoshop users, and is compatible with the latest versions of Adobe Photoshop Elements® and Creative Suite®, including full support for CS4 32 and 64-bit versions.  Read More...

Monday, December 8, 2008

New Mamiya Camera System

Better Performance, Better Price Medium Format

Elmsford, NY – October 15, 2008 – In medium format digital photography, price and performance are usually at opposite ends of the digital spectrum. Normally you have to pay more – a lot more – for better quality, performance and features, certainly for the latest technology. The new Mamiya DL28 Digital Camera System totally changes that way of thinking.  Read More...

Monday, December 1, 2008

Nikon Unveils D3X

New Flagship Full-Frame 24.5-Megapixel D-SLR

MELVILLE, N.Y. (Nov. 30, 2008) – Nikon Inc. today announced the D3X, an FX-format digital SLR featuring extreme 24.5-megapixel resolution and superb low-noise capabilities, which provides professional photographers with commercial-quality image performance in a familiar and extraordinarily versatile D-SLR form factor. In conjunction with the groundbreaking Nikon FX-format D3, the D3X tops off a collection of flagship level, rugged, professional caliber digital single lens reflex cameras engineered to excel in all types of professional photographic disciplines from photojournalism and sideline sports, to commercial in-studio applications.  Read More...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New Adobe Updates

Just Released: Camera Raw 5.2 and DNG Converter 5.2

Adobe has released an update to its Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in, available immediately as a free download on Adobe.com. Adobe Camera Raw 5.2 extends raw file support to an additional seven camera models, including the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Panasonic DMC LX3. This update provides several new enhancements including the Targeted Adjustment Tool for on-image refinements and output sharpening for print or screen output. Also, users now have the ability to create a snapshot of all adjustments made to an image as a bookmark for future reference.  Read More...

Monday, November 24, 2008

The 4th Annual Palm Springs Photo Festival

Learn and Study with Legendary Photographers

The city of Palms Springs welcomes Connect 09, the fourth annual Palm Springs Photo Festival. Founded by master photographer Jeff Dunas, CONNECT 09 offers the opportunity for professional and advanced amateur photographers to MEET top photographers, museum curators, gallery directors, art directors, photo editors, publishers, advertising agency creatives, educators and industry leaders in the spectacular desert environment of Palm Springs, California. At this four-day, five-night event, attendees can SHOW their portfolios, STUDY with legendary photographers, ATTEND cutting-edge seminars / symposiums, enjoy Evening Presentations by world famous image-makers and ENJOY the warm Palm Springs weather at our two great evening parties and outdoor events. The Palm Springs Photo Festival will again take flight March 29-April 3, 2009.  Special Guests include Duane Michals and Steve McCurry.  Read More...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New Think Tank Photo Backpack

Features Enhanced Security For Air Travel

SANTA ROSA, CALIF –Think Tank Photo announces that it has enhanced the security features of its lineup of backpacks.  With these new design solutions, photographers can now carry their bodies, lenses, and accessories onto aircraft with different carry on requirements, legally store them in overhead bins or under the seat, and secure them to immoveable objects once they land.  Read More...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

RED Announces DSMC

Modular Camera System that Doubles as D-SLR and Video

The Red DSMC System

Scarlet and EPIC are the DNA of RED's new DSMC system. Using a DSMC (Digital Stills and Motion Camera) lets you shoot no-compromise still or motion images with the same camera. Well Actually with over a trillion different cameras. Configure your camera to handle like a DSLR... or a cinema camera... or anything you can imagine.  Read More...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sigma Corporation Acquires Foveon

Three-layer Image Sensor Developer Joins Sigma Team

Kawasaki, Japan, November 11th, 2008 - Sigma Corporation (Location: Kawasaki, Japan) has acquired 100% of the stock of the company that developed the original three-layer image sensor, Foveon, Inc. Foveon will continue its sensor development operations in San Jose, CA, USA.  Read More...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Olympus Announces New E-30

Expands Vision with Artistic Filters and Multiple Exposures

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., November 5, 2008 – Through the centuries, legendary artists have expressed their individuality by relying on active imaginations and keen eyes to produce artistic masterpieces that alter reality to reveal a profound truth or feeling. The Olympus E-30 digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera is a powerful tool that takes the art of photography to new creative heights by offering the artistic freedom to capture what you see in your mind’s eye, not just what you see through the camera lens.  Read More...


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