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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, October 7, 2008

Frans Lanting’s ORIGINS

Multimedia Production Inaugurating the Large Hadron Collider

SANTA CRUZ, CA, October 7, 2008. The Frans Lanting Studio announced today a new multimedia production, ORIGINS, which will be performed on October 21, 2008, at the official ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland, to inaugurate the Large Hadron Collider, the most powerful machine ever built to study the origins of the universe. ORIGINS will be presented as the entertainment centerpiece of the ceremony, which will be attended by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, King Juan Carlos of Spain, and more than 20 other European heads of state, as well as dozens of Nobel laureates and many international scientific and diplomatic delegations.  Read More...

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

New Profoto Power Pack

Blazing Recycling Times and Ultimate Control

Profoto, manufacturer of professional-quality electronic flash lighting systems and light shapers, announced today a revolutionary new power pack called the Pro-8. The company is well known for its rugged Pro-6 and Pro-7 lines of strobes that have become the de facto standard for rental houses around the world.  Read More...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Hasselblad Announces New Products

New Technology and Direction in Medium Format

Cologne, Germany (September 24, 2008) -- At photokina 2008, Hasselblad is introducing a new pricing strategy and exhibiting a range of new high-end products, including a new flagship camera, the H3DII-50, a versatile zoom lens in the HCD 4.0-5.6/35-90mm, and the HTS 1.5 Tilt and Shift adapter.  Read More...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

All New Epson Print Academy

Mastering the Art of the Print From the Pros

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Sept. 24, 2008 – The Epson Print Academy® will be back on tour featuring an all-new curriculum and instruction from world-renowned photographers, master printmakers and color management experts using the latest digital workflow and printing technology, including new Epson UltraChrome® HDR ink technology, and Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 2 and Adobe® Photoshop® CS4. The 15-city touring program kicks off on Nov. 8 in Atlanta, GA and continues through May 2009 with stops throughout North America.    Read More...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

New Porter Case Carryon

Safeguards Your Gear While Traveling

SOUTH BEND, IN. (September 24, 2008) – Porter Case, Inc. announces the affordable PCX Lite - Case with CART (trolley) series. The PCX Lite cases are designed as wheeled, semi-hard side, airline carryon size, luggage cases with a patented Case to Cart conversion feature that will carry over 100 pounds of other baggage on top.  Read More...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New Professional Lexar CompactFlash

UDMA-enabled CF Cards with More Speed

Fremont, CA, September 23, 2008 -- Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, announced today that it has enhanced the performance of its Professional line of CompactFlash® (CF) memory cards to 233x, a significant speed advancement over the line's previous speed-rating of 133x. The Lexar Professional 233x CF memory cards are now UDMA (Ultra Direct Memory Access) enabled and capable of minimum-sustained read and write speeds of 35MB per second - a considerable improvement over the previous read and write speeds of 20MB per second. These exceptionally fast cards are available in three popular capacities, including 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB, and deliver professional-level performance for a wider range of digital SLR users, including professionals and photo enthusiasts seeking high-capacity and high-speed performance. Lexar Professional 233x CF cards also greatly improve digital imaging workflow and convenience by reducing the time needed to transfer images from the card to the host computer. The new cards are also complemented by the line of Lexar Professional UDMA-compatible high-speed card readers. For more information about Lexar Professional 233x CF cards, please visit www.lexar.com.  Read More...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New Phase One Products

Medium-format Back, Software and a Lens

COLOGNE, GERMANY--(Marketwire - September 23, 2008) - PHOTOKINA 2008 -- Phase One today introduces pioneering advances in medium format digital photography that offer professional photographers more opportunity to perfect the moment of image capture, and reduce post processing work.  Read More...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New SanDisk CompactFlash Card

Fast Pro Card with 16 GB of Space

COLOGNE, GERMANY September 23, 2008 – SanDisk today announced that it is now shipping an upgraded family of SanDisk Extreme® IV CompactFlash® (CF) memory cards to better meet the needs of professional digital photographers. The entire series of SanDisk Extreme IV high-performance memory cards has received a 12.5-percent speed boost up to 45 megabytes per second (MB/s)1 and the newly-released 16-gigabyte (GB)2 card is twice as large as previous capacities. The announcement was made at the Photokina trade show where SanDisk is demonstrating products in Hall 5.1, Stand A20.  Read More...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Lensbaby Introduces New Line

Three Unique Selective Focus Lenses

On September 23, 2008, Lensbaby, LLC (formerly known as Lensbabies, LLC) is launching an entire new system of selective focus lenses at the Photokina tradeshow in Cologne, Germany (Hall 5.2 C021).  Read More...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Leica Announces the S2

A New 37-megapixel D-SLR Bigger than 35mm

Cologne, Germany (September 23, 2008) -- LEICA S2 – Remarkable new camera from Germany redefines the professional DSLR class with a custom 37.5-megapixel, 30 x 45 mm sensor built into a 35mm-sized body.  Read More...


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