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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, March 19, 2008

Phase One and Mamiya Digital Imaging Introduce Flexible Open Medium Format Digital Camera Platform

Platform designed for more flexibility, higher quality system options

PHOTO IMAGING EXPO, TOKYO, 19 March 2008 — Phase One A/S and Mamiya Digital Imaging Co., Ltd. today unveiled the world's most flexible, open medium format digital camera platform.  Known as the Phase One 645 Camera or the Mamiya 645AFDIII, the co-developed platform will be sold exclusively by Phase One and Mamiya respectively.   The camera platform answers the calls of professional photographers for a modular system that offers unprecedented feature combinations, and most significantly the freedom to choose individual components from an open platform to best serve their working needs.

 

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Mamiya Introduces Two New Digital Lenses for Mamiya Medium Format Cameras

Elmsford NY, March 19, 2008 — Mamiya has announced two new high performance digital (Mamiya Sekor D Series) lenses for the Mamiya 645AFD II and the newly announced 645AFD III camera systems.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Sekonic Introduces New DTS Software for L-758DR Meter

Elmsford, NY – March 18, 2008 – Sekonic announced the release of new Data Transfer Software for the L-758DR exposure meter. The software is used to create and edit camera exposure profiles and then transfer them to the L-758DR for extremely accurate control of exposure. Along with the sensor's dynamic range, it records the unique variations of your digital camera, such as the effects of shutter speed and aperture mechanisms as well as the characteristics of the lens in use.

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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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