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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, July 30, 2008

Tamron Announces the AF18-270MM Di II VC Ultra High Power Zoom Lens

July 30, 2008, Saitama City, Japan — Tamron Co., Ltd., under the leadership of Mr. Morio Ono, President, has announced the development of a unique ultra high power zoom lens—the Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO (Model B003), the first digital SLR lens in the world that delivers a remarkable zoom ratio of 15X (28-419mm equivalent) and is equipped with a highly effective Vibration Compensation (VC) mechanism. Designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras with APS-C sized image sensors, the new lens delivers outstanding image quality over its entire zoom range and its exclusive VC anti-shake system facilitates sharp handheld photography even at the longest telephoto settings.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

X-Rite Delivers Limited Time 35% off i1XT Color Management

By calibrating all of your devices, including monitors, printers, and projectors, it's easier to achieve consistent color in a multimedia setup. The ability to create and edit color profiles ensures faithful reproduction and more control of your entire workflow. The X-Rite i1XT lets you profile all of your devices, edit ICC profiles, calibrate all of your equipment and measure spot colors in your photos to make sure colors are exact. X-Rite is offering a limited time 35 percent off of the i1XT until August 31. To learn more about this limited offer visit http://www.xritephoto.com/html/eblast/i1xt/index.html.

 

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Adobe Releases Photoshop Lightroom 2

Major Software Upgrade Further Simplifies Photography Workflows

SAN JOSE, Calif. - July 29, 2008 - Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 software, the photographer's essential toolbox for managing, adjusting and presenting large volumes of digital photographs. With new enhancements such as dual-monitor support, radical advances in non-destructive localized image correction, and streamlined search capabilities, Lightroom 2 is a compelling upgrade that simplifies photography from shoot to finish. As Adobe's first application to support 64-bit for Mac OS X 10.5 Macintosh computers with Intel processors and Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit operating systems, Lightroom 2 also provides improved memory performance for dealing with large scale images.

 

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

New Nikon SB-900 Speedlight Advances Flash Technology

Nikon's Newest Flagship Speedlight Offers a Powerful Addition to Nikon CLS

MELVILLE, N.Y. (July 1, 2008) – Nikon, Inc. today introduced the SB-900 Speedlight to provide Nikon digital SLR photographers with a flash capable of a wide zoom range, increased versatility, faster recycling time, and a wealth of intelligent features to enhance the already vast functionality of the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS).  Building on the success of the popular SB-800 Speedlight, the SB-900 provides users with extensive creative lighting possibilities with a simplified interface and the ability to stay up to date with future technologies through user-applied firmware updates.*

 

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

New Nikon D700 FX-Format D-SLR Camera Inspired by the Nikon D3

Nikon's Second FX-Format Camera Delivers Peak Pro Performance in a Versatile Form-Factor

MELVILLE, N.Y. (July 1, 2008) – Nikon, Inc. today introduced the new D700 digital SLR camera  featuring a 12.1-effective megapixel Nikon FX-format sensor that measures 23.9 x 36mm, which is nearly identical to the size of 35mm film. Benefiting from Nikon's legacy of imaging technology innovation, the D700 offers both advanced and professional photographers stunning image quality, accurate color reproduction and revolutionary low light performance.  

 

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Nikon Introduces Two New PC-E Micro Lenses

The New PC-E Micro NIKKOR® 45mm f/2.8D ED and PC-E Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D Lenses Continue Nikon's Legacy of High-Quality Optics and Design

MELVILLE, N.Y. (July 1, 2008) – Nikon, Inc. today introduced the new PC-E Micro NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED and PC-E Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D lenses, expanding a series of lenses that allow photographers to effectively correct perspective and/or depth-of-field to push creative boundaries.  These new Perspective Control (PC) lenses correct linear distortion in order to better replicate images as seen by the human eye, including straitening the converging lines of rectilinear objects such as buildings, while also introducing welcome command over depth-of-field.  Their versatility makes these the perfect lens complement for a myriad of applications, including photographing architecture, nature, interiors and still-life—especially product photography. 

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

$13,995 Limited Time Offer From Leaf

Elmsford, NY, June 25, 2008 –  "The price for jaw-dropping medium format digital quality has been reduced dramatically – but only for a limited time," says Leaf America VP Mark Rezzonico. "Until July 31, photographers can buy the professional-quality Leaf Aptus 65 medium format digital back for only $13,995. The back has a 6x7 cm touch-screen display and delivers vibrant, 28 megapixel images in the studio or on location, indoors or outdoors. It is the solution for professionals seeking value without compromising image quality, flexibility or productivity."

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Robert Glenn Ketchum's Famous Environmental Photography at G2 Gallery in Venice, CA

On September 20, 2008 G2 Gallery in Venice, CA will feature an exhibit by world renowned environmental photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.  Together the photographer and the gallery will support and promote conservation, education, and appreciation of our natural environment.

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Carl Zeiss announces new 18mm super wide angle lens for SLR cameras

Thornwood, New York – June 2008. Carl Zeiss expands its range of SLR lenses with the addition of the Distagon T* 3.5/18 super wide angle lens. With an impressive field of view of 99°, this new, rectilinear lens provides dramatic perspectives for architectural, landscape and close-range photography for photographers utilizing full-frame DSLRs or film-based cameras. The Distagon T* 3.5/18 is a derivative of the ZEISS designs for the Contax RTS series of cameras, but utilizing all modern materials and eco-friendly glass materials.
 

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

onOne Software Announces Availability of Plug-in Suite 4

Portland, OR - June 23, 2008 – onOne Software, Inc., announces today the availability of its new Plug-in Suite 4 software for Adobe Photoshop. onOne Software's Plug-In Suite 4 combines full versions of six essential software tools – Genuine Fractals 5 Print Pro, PhotoTools 1.0 Professional Edition, PhotoFrame 3.1 Professional Edition, Mask Pro 4.1, PhotoTune 2.2 and FocalPoint 1.0 – an affordable combination that includes everything a photographer needs to make their images look their best.

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