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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, January 29, 2008

Nikon's AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm Lens Offers Broad Focal Range and VR Image Stabilization

MELVILLE, N.Y. (JAN. 28, 2008) – Nikon, Inc., today announced the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens, which offers Nikon digital SLR photographers exceptional wide-angle capability along with superb telephoto versatility. The wide-ratio zoom makes this new lens suitable for a broad range of shooting situations, including indoor and outdoor events; streetscapes; and portraits and scenery, making it ideal for everyday use. It incorporates several of Nikon's most advanced lens design attributes such as Extra Low Dispersion (ED) glass, Silent Wave Motor technology (SWM) and Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction image stabilization), delivering the outstanding optical performance that has made NIKKOR lenses the choice of so many professional photographers.


Friday, January 25, 2008

HENRY FROEHLICH, 1922 ~ 2008

Henry Froehlich, 1922-2008The photographic community, his family and friends mourn the passing of Henry Froehlich, one of the true pioneers and leaders of the photographic industry in the 20th Century. He died peacefully on January 24th at the age of 85.


Thursday, January 24, 2008

Canon Launches Two New Telephoto Lenses at PMA 2008

EF200mm f/2L IS USM and EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lenses Add New Levels of Super Telephoto Performance to Canon's Market-Leading EOS System 

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 23, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the launch of two new telephoto lenses for use with its EOS SLR cameras: the EF200mm f/2L IS USM*/** and the EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM*/**, the world's longest focal length lens with an Optical Image Stabilizer system.*** The Company, which exhibited prototypes of the lenses during PhotoPlus Expo in New York last October, is launching them at the PMA tradeshow (booth E101) at the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 31 to February 2.



Thursday, January 24, 2008

Canon Introduces EOS Rebel XSi

Canon 'Beefs Up' the New Rebel With Optically Image Stabilized Lens Kit and 'Pro' Features

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 23, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc.'s EOS Rebel series of digital single lens reflex cameras – the cameras that defined and refined what it means to be an "entry level" digital SLR – have now redefined the gateway prowess and "pro-ness" of the DSLR category with the introduction of the line's new leader, the 12.2-megapixel EOS Rebel XSi camera. Incorporating a number of high-end functions and technology found in Canon's professional SLR models, the EOS Rebel XSi camera boasts an improved autofocus sensor, enhanced 14-bit A/D conversion, an advanced Live View function, and the proprietary DIGIC III image processor. When paired with any of the more than 60 compatible Canon EF and EF-S lenses, including optically image stabilized EF-S lenses like the EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS – now included in the EOS Rebel XSi kit – or the new EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS, the EOS Rebel XSi DSLR delivers images that will delight and inspire family and friends at an entry level price tag.



Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Pentax Announces New D-SLRs

GOLDEN, CO. (January 23, 2008)…PENTAX Imaging Company announced today two new digital SLR camera models including the PENTAX K20D digital SLR camera with 14.6 megapixels and the PENTAX K200D digital SLR with 10.2 megapixels.  Both cameras are equipped with advanced features including dust-proof and weather-resistant bodies, an improved PRIME image processor, and PENTAX developed Shake Reduction that works with any of the 24 million PENTAX lenses ever manufactured.


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Mamiya Upgrades the Mamiya Macro MF 120mm F4 Lens

Elmsford NY, January 10, 2008 – Mamiya has introduced the new Mamiya Sekor Macro MF 120mm f/4 D Lens – successor to the popular Mamiya Macro MF 120mm f/4 Lens.


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Tamron Announces Digitally Integrated Telephoto Macro Zoom

January 21, 2008, Commack, NY, —Mr. Morio Ono, president and CEO of Tamron Co., Ltd., announced that the company will launch its popular telephoto macro zoom for full-size format — AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1: 2(Model A17NII)— with a Built-In Motor for Nikon.


Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Epson Releases Stylus Photo R1900

LONG BEACH, CA. – Jan. 7, 2008 – Epson, the overwhelming brand of choice among professional photographers, today announced the release of the Epson Stylus Photo R1900, a 13-inch printer designed for advanced photographers and graphic designers. The Epson R1900 provides an unprecedented standard in glossy color photographic prints with its Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 ink featuring an improved Gloss Optimizer™ and new red and orange ink cartridges. The Epson R1900 is also raising the creative standard for print quality with the introduction of Radiance Technology, an innovation dramatically improving color transitions, resulting in brilliant, true-to-life photos.


Thursday, January 3, 2008

Tamron Announces New Educational Purchase Rebate Program for Students

New Program Now Allows Tamron Dealers to Deliver Lenses Purchased by Qualifying Students and Educators on Same Day of Purchase

December 31, 2007, Commack, NY — Tamron USA, Inc. announced it has revamped its popular Educational Purchase Program effective January 1, 2008. Instructors employed by & students enrolled in select U.S. universities and community colleges and teaching or majoring in photography, photojournalism, visual media, fine art, design, film, video, or communications are eligible for significant rebates on Tamron products. In addition, the Tamron Educational Purchase Rebate can be combined with any regular Tamron rebate in effect at the time of purchase.



Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Tamron Announces Winners of "An Emotional Appeal" Photo Contest

Leading Professional Photographer and Contest Judge Selects Grand Prize Winner and Twenty Favorites Now Posted on Tamron's On-Line Gallery

December 17, 2007, Commack, NY—The overwhelming majority of great photographs, especially those including people, has one thing in common—they effectively capture, express, and convey human emotions. In other words, photographs that are judged to be the best are almost always those that evoke a strong emotional response in the viewer. Bearing that simple but profound concept in mind, Tamron, acclaimed for manufacturing innovative lenses of superlative quality, created an entirely new kind of photo contest, An Emotional Appeal that debuted in 2006. Instead of basing it on the usual range of specific subject categories, we asked all entrants to submit pictures that best express the universal theme of human emotion and emotional interaction.



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