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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.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New 32 GB CompactFlash from SanDisk

Pro Card With Doubled Capacity and Faster Writing

MILPITAS, Calif. September 11, 2008 – Who says big cards can’t be fast? SanDisk Corporation today announced the 32-gigabyte (GB)1 SanDisk Extreme® III CompactFlash® (CF) card, the latest addition to its award-winning SanDisk Extreme III line. Combining world-class storage capacity with fast data transfer rates, SanDisk’s new memory card is designed to meet the demands of professional digital videographers and photographers. For many cards, an increase in storage capacity often comes at a cost to speed, but the 32GB SanDisk Extreme III CF card at 30 megabytes per second (MB/s) offers customers the best of both worlds.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

ACDSee Releases Pro Photo Manager 2.5

Accelerates Digital Asset Management, Image Editing and Sharing

VICTORIA, British Columbia – September 10, 2008 - ACD Systems International Inc. today released ACDSee™ Pro Photo Manager 2.5, a major update with new features designed to improve digital asset management and workflow, provide greater flexibility for image editing and offer even more options for presenting photos. ACDSee Pro 2 users are eligible for a free upgrade to this new version.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Sony Unveils First Full-Frame D-SLR

The New Flagship Full-Frame Alpha DSLR-A900 With 24.6 MP Resolution

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 9, 2008 — Sony is introducing its full-frame α (alpha) DSLR-A900 camera, aimed at serious photo enthusiasts looking for traditional SLR performance with the added benefits of digital photography.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

New Lexar Professional UDMA 300x 16GB CompactFlash Card

Cards with Increased Speed, Capacity and Professional-Level Performance

Fremont, CA, September 9, 2008 -- Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced the Lexar Professional UDMA 300x 16GB CompactFlash® (CF) card, a new memory card that provides an ideal combination of increased capacity, professional-level performance and reliability. Designed for professional photographers and photo enthusiasts, this lightning-fast card is UDMA-enabled (Ultra Direct Memory Access), resulting in exceedingly fast performance. Speed-rated at 300x, which represents a minimum sustained write speed of 45MB per second, the new Lexar Professional UDMA 300x 16GB CF card dramatically reduces post-production time thanks to an improved card-to-computer transfer rate when working in conjunction with a UDMA-enabled device. In addition, the very high capacity of the card allows photographers to store more images and shoot for longer periods without interruption.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Leaf Launches New Medium Format Camera Line-up

Six Total Products Including Camera Systems, Camera Backs and New Software

Elmsford, NY – September 9, 2008 –Leaf, developer of the world's most advanced medium format digital camera solutions, today announced an entirely new family of medium format cameras and camera backs that enhance flexibility and usability for professional photographers. In addition to offering unequalled image quality with up to 56 megapixel resolution, the new line-up delivers many new features. These include a 56 millimeter wide ‘True Wide Frame’ sensor, Leaf Verto internal sensor rotation for easily changing orientation and Leaf SensorFlex technology which lets photographers pre-select image size and capture speed.

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Nik Software Announces Sharpener Pro 3.0

New Sharpening Technology Gives Precise, Selective Control

Las Vegas, NV — September 4, 2008 (Photoshop World, Booth #321) — Nik Software today announced the latest version of its popular Sharpener Pro photographic plug-in for use with Adobe® Photoshop® and Apple® Aperture™. Designed for professionals and photo enthusiasts, Sharpener Pro 3.0 is the most advanced and powerful sharpening solution for photographers, eliminating the guesswork typically required for achieving superior and consistent results.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

JOBO Introduces New Portable Photo Viewer

Easy-to-use JOBO X7 Features 7-inch display and 1GB of Internal Memory

Gummersbach, Germany (September 3, 2008) – JOBO AG announces a unique and very portable new addition to the growing JOBO family of digital picture frames. Featuring a 7-inch viewing screen and 1GB of internal memory capable of storing up to 10,000 images, the new wallet-like JOBO X7 Portable Photo Viewer is the perfect accessory for photographers on the go or anyone who wishes to take their favorite pictures along with them to share with family and friends.
 

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

NEC Display Introduces 22-Inch Widescreen LCD

Feature-Rich Monitor That Delivers Exceptional Quality

CHICAGO - September 3, 2008 - NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading stand-alone provider of commercial and residential LCD and plasma displays and projectors, announced today the launch of its new 22-inch MultiSync EA221WM widescreen LCD monitor. This is the second MultiSync EA Series product to be introduced following the launch of the 26-inch EA261WM in June.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Mpix Launches New and Improved Website

Mpix 2.0 Platform Makes Print Fulfillment Easier

Pittsburg, Kansas, September 1, 2008 -- Mpix, a division of Miller’s Professional Imaging, announces the launch of Mpix 2.0, a complete redesign and relaunch of the award-winning service for fulfilling prints and products for professional and advanced amateur photographers. The Mpix 2.0 Web site adds tools for a streamlined ordering workflow and offers additional professional products and services to save photographers time and money.

 

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tamron Announces New 10-24mm Lens

A High-Performance, Compact Ultra Wide-Angle Zoom

September 1, 2008, Commack, NY— Tamron Co., Ltd (Mr. Morio Ono, President) announced the SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) featuring an unprecedented 2.4X zoom ratio in its class of ultra wide-angle zoom lenses. The innovative, high-performance ultra wide-angle zoom lens (model B001) is designed exclusively for Canon and Nikon digital SLRs with APS-C sized image sensors. Pentax and Sony mount models will be announced at a later date. 

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