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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, 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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Monday, June 23, 2008

Nikon Capture NX 2 Now Available

MELVILLE, N.Y. (June 20, 2008) – Nikon is pleased to announce that  Capture NX 2 image editing software is now available for purchase at authorized Nikon dealers and through the Nikon Mall online store.  The latest generation of Capture NX provides photography enthusiasts with a suite of powerful tools operated by simple yet visually intuitive controls to streamline the photo editing process.  Capture NX 2 utilizes revolutionary U Point® technology to give photographers access to powerful Control Points that enhance color, exposure, and other image quality settings quickly and easily.

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Monday, June 23, 2008

Bogen Pros Share Tips and Tricks on Identifying Which Supports Are Best For Your Equipment

Ramsey, N.J. (June 9, 2008)-- Bogen Imaging, a leading distributor of top quality photographic support products and accessories in North America, is proud to announce a free webinar titled “Selecting the Right Tripod and Head.”  Held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EDT) on June 27, 2008, this course will provide photographers with useful tips and tricks when it comes to identifying which support products fit their needs.

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Monday, June 23, 2008

Panasonic Adds Two New HD Camcorders to Its Line

Secaucus, NJ (June 18, 2008) – Panasonic today expanded its High Definition (HD) suite of products, with the announcement of two new full-HD camcorders, the HDC-SD100 and HDC-HS100, the world's first* AVCHD camcorders with a 3MOS system which provides superb video image quality.  The HDC-SD100 records to SD Memory Card, while the hybrid HDC-HS100 records to both SD Memory Card and to its internal 60 GB* hard drive.  Both models include manual functions for the user wanting more precise control over zoom, focus, iris, shutter speed and white balance.  The models also include Panasonic's new Intelligent Auto (iA) mode, an intuitive set of technologies that automatically activate, making video shooting an easy, seamless process.

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

PhotoShelter Announces 'Shoot! The Day' Global Event

New York, NY, June 16, 2008 - PhotoShelter Inc., the leading online destination where more than 32,000 photographers sell stock photography and access powerful solutions for e-commerce and image storage, today announced two initiatives designed to replenish the global stock photo supply in areas of the greatest buyer demand. Together with sponsors Nikon, Adorama Camera, and Shoot Digital, PhotoShelter kicked off registration for Shoot! The Day (www.shoottheday.com), a first-of-its-kind event taking place on July 20, 2008, that will bring together thousands of photographers across the world to share insights and take pictures in key categories. In addition, PhotoShelter today launched The School of Stock (http://blog.photoshelter.com/school), the definitive new online guide to understanding what stock photo buyers' want and how they want it - directly from the minds of leading image buyers and successful photographers.

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