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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, May 13, 2008

New Olympus Super-Wide-Angle Zoom Lens

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., May 13, 2008 – Olympus has applied its optical expertise to develop the Zuiko Digital 18-36mm equivalent (ED 9-18mm Four Thirds) f4.0-f5.6, a super-wide-angle zoom lens covering a wide focal length range. This compact ultra-wide-angle zoom lens can be used on any of the Olympus E-System digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera bodies, and measures only 3 inches long and weighs a mere 9.88 ounces for greater portability.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Adobe Updates Digital Negative Specification

Adobe has released an update to the Adobe Digital Negative specification (DNG), a publicly available
archival format for the raw files generated by digital cameras.

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Friday, May 9, 2008

Idée Inc. Launches TinEye, The World's First Image Identification Based Web Search Engine

TORONTO, May 6, 2008 – Today Idée Inc. announced the launch of TinEye, their image search engine. Using Idée's proprietary image search technology, TinEye allows users to search the web for images using an image.

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Monday, May 5, 2008

Canon Celebrates Production Of 40 Million EF Lenses

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 29, 2008 — Canon U.S.A., Inc. is proud to announce that Canon Inc. has achieved a new lens-manufacturing milestone as production of the Company's EF lenses passed the 40-million mark.

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Duggal Visual Solutions Launches Green Initiative

New York, NY—Duggal Visual Solutions, Inc., the world-renowned photo-imaging company, has launched Duggal EcoImaging, a comprehensive sustainability initiative to set a new industry standard by adopting environmental practices in the printing industry.

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Adobe Delivers Photoshop Lightroom 2.0 Beta

SAN JOSE, Calif. - April 2, 2008 - Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.0 beta, a public preview of new and improved functionality to be delivered in the next major release. Lightroom is the professional photographer's essential toolbox, providing one application for managing, adjusting, and presenting large volumes of digital photographs. Lightroom 2.0 beta will feature enhancements such as dual-monitor support, localized dodge and burn correction and will be the first Adobe application to support 64-bit for Mac OS X 10.5 Intel Macs and Microsoft Vista 64-bit operating systems.

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Leaf Announces Special Offer with Mamiya AFDIII

Elmsford, NY, March 20, 2008 –  Leaf America is making a very attractive offer for medium format digital photographers. Buyers of a new Leaf Aptus 75, 65, or 22 back, or the Aptus S equivalent in Mamiya AFD mount, will receive a Mamiya 645 AFDII camera free of charge, with an automatic upgrade to a new AFDIII at no charge when it becomes available. The new Mamiya AFDIII will begin shipping in June.

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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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