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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.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Canon Introduces The New EOS 50D D-SLR

Canon’s New DIGIC 4 Image Processor Fuels the 15.1 Megapixel Resolution, Expanded ISO Range and Enhanced Noise Reduction of the New EOS 50D Digital SLR

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 26, 2008 – With the demand for digital SLR cameras reaching unprecedented levels, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, is answering the call with the announcement of the next evolution in advanced amateur digital SLR photography, the EOS 50D Digital SLR Camera with 15.1 megapixel resolution and Canon’s new DIGIC 4 image processor. Designed to offer extraordinary quality and image control for the advanced photographer with a passion for the art, the Canon EOS 50D Digital SLR camera includes an expanded ISO range, improved noise reduction, and in-camera photo editing features. Canon has loaded the EOS 50D camera with a number of enhancements and some trickle-down technology from Canon’s professional Digital SLR cameras, as well as a new Creative Auto Mode (CA) that gives users more creative flexibility to make image setting adjustments conveniently without the need to be a photo expert.

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Friday, August 22, 2008

M-ROCK Announces New Backpacks

Secure Photo Backpacks That Carry All

M-ROCK is excited to announce the brand new Zion 525 & McKinley 526 camera backpacks. The Zion and McKinley are identical except the McKinley includes large roller wheels and locking telescope handle. The backpacks include a modular interior with a removable Accessory Bag and spare dividers for three set up options. The basic set up is for a regular or Pro DSLR camera with up to a six inch lens attached, with room for an additional two to four lenses or photo accessories. The Accessory Bag above can hold more electronics, personal items or hiking gear. Replace the Accessory Bag with the extra dividers will allow you to load use all of the interior space for extra photographic supplies and load your SLR camera with up to a nine inch lens attached. The removed Accessory Bag has Web & Velcro arms below that can securely attach to the fabric handle on top of the backpacks.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

New Entry-Level Studio Lighting

Calumet Releases Genesis Studio Lighting Kits

CHICAGO, January 29, 2008 - Calumet Photographic invites the emerging photographer to enter the world of studio lighting with the extremely affordable, and yet sophisticated self-contained flash units. The Genesis 200w/s and 400w/s monolights provide you with all the power and lighting control that you will need to create professional-looking portraits and great still-life tabletop photographs. They will provide you with recycling times as low as one second. The Genesis flash units’ 5-volt sync voltage is even safe for today’s digital cameras.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Hensel Announces Beauty Dish

The New 22" ACW Beauty Dish EH Creates Great Light Anywhere

Our popular Beauty Dish // Now with even more uses. The metal body is designed to accommodate a large honeycomb with a diameter of 22"/56 cm. This makes targeted light possible and increases the possible applications. The metal honeycomb clicks into the edge of the newly developed reflector and is held in place by two metal clips for simple handling and effective performance.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Lenovo Releases New Mobile Workstation

Mobile Studio With Built-in Digitizer and Color Calibrator

Research Triangle Park, NC – August 12, 2008: Lenovo today introduced the ThinkPad W700, a 17-inch widescreen mobile workstation engineered with game-changing technologies and innovations to exceed the demands of the most data and graphics-intensive users. Lenovo brings the industry’s first built-in digitizer and color calibrator to a mobile workstation and combines these innovations with first-in-market technologies such as new NVIDIA® Quadro FX mobile graphics and supporting the upcoming Intel® mobile quad core processor. Other features such as optional dual hard drives with RAID configurations, up to 8 GB of high speed DDR3 memory, a range of wireless connectivity options and excellent multimedia capabilities including an optional Blu-ray™ DVD burner/player make the ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation the standard-bearer for power and performance in a mobile workstation.

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Leaf Releases AFi 10 Camera System

Elmsford, NY –  August 5, 2008 – Leaf, the developer of the world's most advanced medium-format digital camera solutions, today announced a new 56x36 millimeter, 56 megapixel digital imaging sensor. Together with the new ‘Verto’ internal sensor rotation technology, the new ‘True Wide Frame’ (TWF) sensor can be internally rotated to enable full frame photography in both landscape and portrait orientation, without turning the camera or removing the imaging module. The AFi 10 imaging module with the TWF rotating sensor can also be used with large-format cameras to deliver an unprecedented 56mm of digital capture in both the horizontal and vertical planes.

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Friday, August 8, 2008

New Contrast Enhancement Plug-in

The Plugin Site (www.thepluginsite.com) is proud to announce the release of ContrastMaster for Windows, a new product in the PhotoWiz series. ContrastMaster is a plugin for effective contrast enhancement as well as creating dramatic contrast looks, photorealistic paintings and HDR-like effects. It can turn low-contrast photos into vivid and detailed images and transforms ordinary photos into interesting and dynamic shots.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Digital Railroad Releases Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 2 Image & Metadata Exporter

SEATTLE, August 6, 2008 - Digital Railroad (www.drr.net), the leading provider of online archiving and marketing services for the professional photography industry, today announced the release of its plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 2. The plug-in enables DRR member photographers to quickly export images and metadata directly from Lightroom to their DRR-powered archive.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

PictureCode Releases Noise Ninja plug-in for Aperture

Austin, TX – August 5, 2008 – PictureCode today released the Noise Ninja plug-in for Aperture 2.1, Apple’s groundbreaking photo editing and management software. The Noise Ninja plug-in allows Aperture users to take advantage of powerful technology to remove noise and grain from digital images without having to leave Aperture.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Olympus and Panasonic Announce New Micro Four Thirds System Standard

Olympus Imaging Corporation (Olympus Imaging) and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Panasonic) today announced joint development of technologies and devices for the "Micro Four Thirds System standard," a new standard that extends the benefits of the Four Thirds System standard for interchangeable lens type digital camera systems by enabling dramatic reductions in size and weight. Under the terms of an agreement between the two companies, they will work jointly toward commercial production of significantly lighter and more compact interchangeable lens type digital camera systems.

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