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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, March 13, 2008

Calumet Photographic presents Claudio Basso's fashion photography workshop

NEW YORK, March 14, 2008 – Calumet Photographic is thrilled to present highly acclaimed photographer Claudio Basso and his prestigious reality training program on fashion photography, April 28-29 at its New York store on 22 W. 22nd Street. Backed by his all-star cast of celebrity hair stylists, makeup artists and New York City supermodels, Basso delivers a compelling training experience to help photographers improve their skills and launch successful careers in fashion photography.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Olympus Launches Compact E-420 D-SLR

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., March 5, 2008 – Olympus today announces the extremely portable E-420 – perfect for everyone who wants to step up to the power and performance of a digital SLR (single lens reflex) yet enjoy the ease of use and ability to compose images on the LCD common to point-and-shoot cameras. Weighing a mere 380 grams (13.4 ounces), the E-420 is 20 to 40 percent lighter than competing DSLRs. Good things come in this small package, including Live View, which enables users to hold the camera away from their faces and interact with their subjects – ideal when capturing photos of children, for example.
 

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Monday, February 4, 2008

ExpressDigital Releases Darkroom Assembly Edition for School Photographers

ENGLEWOOD, CO and AUSTIN, TX–-January 31, 2008 ExpressDigital is excited to announce the
release of Darkroom Assembly v8.9, a software solution that is technologically advanced without
complexity, built specifically to outfit school and group photographers with the tools to maximize
profits. This easy to use, simple workflow application provides the school and group photographer with
the tools to acquire and keep school contracts and the ability to offer state-of-the-art products that
utilize the portrait-quality greenscreen feature and the powerful Border Workshop.

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Friday, February 1, 2008

Sony Introduces Two D-SLRs With “Quick AF Live” View System

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 30, 2008 – Sony is bringing live-view shooting to its digital SLR camera line with today's introduction of a 14.2-megapixel α (alpha) DSLR-A350 camera and 10.2-megapixel α (alpha) DSLR-A300 model. Both cameras feature new technologies that make picture taking faster, easier, and more familiar for first-time DSLR users.

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Friday, February 1, 2008

Sony Expands Alpha Lens System With Two High-Performance Zooms

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 30, 2008 – Sony today announced two new high performance zoom lenses that offer α (alpha) digital SLR camera users more options for high picture quality.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Olympus Announces Firmware Updates for E-System Components

The ability to update the firmware in E-System components; bodies, lenses, flash units; is one of the key advantages of a 100% digital design.  Firmware updates are available through Olympus Master and Olympus Studio software applications.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Nikon Unveils New D60 Digital SLR

MELVILLE, N.Y. (Jan. 28, 2008) – Nikon, Inc., today introduced the new D60 digital SLR camera, which provides consumers with stunning picture quality and versatility in an easy-to-use, compact camera design. The D60 joins Nikon's award-winning line of D-series digital SLR cameras and shares a form factor similar to the D40 – Nikon's smallest D-SLR camera ever. With 10.2 effective megapixels and a wealth of innovative and user-friendly features, the D60 enables both photo enthusiasts and those new to digital SLR photography to capture incredible images like never before.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Nikon Introduces AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED Lens

MELVILLE, N.Y. (JAN. 28, 2008) – Nikon, Inc., today introduced the new AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED lens engineered specifically for extreme close-up photography, and perfectly suited for general imaging as well. The new AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED lens can focus at a distance of approximately 0.185m (.6 ft.) at its closest, and allows photographers to capture breathtaking close-up photography with reproduction ratios up to 1:1 (life-size).

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Nikon Announces Wide-Angle PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED Lens

MELVILLE, N.Y. (Jan. 28, 2008) – Nikon, Inc., today introduced the new PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED lens, the latest in a series of lenses that are equipped with a tilt/shift mechanism that enables photographers the flexibility to effectively manipulate perspective, distortion and focus. Whether photographing architecture, landscapes, interiors or panoramas, this Perspective Control (PC) lens easily corrects linear distortion and aberration to deliver images that more accurately reproduce the view as the human eye sees it.

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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.

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