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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 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.


Thursday, December 6, 2007

Tamron Launches AF18-250mm Di II With Built-In Motor For Nikon Mount

December 4, 2007, Commack, NY—Tamron announced that the company has released the AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro, a lightweight, compact and ultra high power zoom lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras with APS-C sized image sensors with a Built-In Motor for Nikon (Model A18N II).


Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Olympus Announces "Photographers of Tomorrow" Contest For Top Photography Students

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., December 4, 2007 – Olympus today announced its inaugural “Photographers of Tomorrow” photo contest, which is specifically designed for aspiring professional photographers or photojournalists, and will enrich the resumes and portfolios of the participating students.


Monday, December 3, 2007

Wacom Expands Cintiq Interactive Pen Display Portfolio

Vancouver, WA – Dec. 3, 2007 – Wacom Technology Corp. announced today the introduction of two new members to the Cintiq family – the Cintiq 12WX and Cintiq 20WSX. The Cintiq 12WX combines all the advantages and power of direct pen-on-screen input with a new low-profile, lightweight and flexible design. The new Cintiq 12WX is aimed at professional creators of digital content looking to improve and streamline their workflow. Storyboarding for 2D or 3D animations, compositing for post production, designing graphics, as well as retouching photos are just a few of the many creative applications where the Cintiq 12WX will excel.


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Sigma Releases Photo Pro Demo CD

Sigma Corporation of America is pleased to announce the availability of the Sigma Photo Pro Demo CD, recently introduced at Photo Plus Expo last October. This CD features both PC and Mac versions of Photo Pro software and a selection of X3F raw image files made by a number of professional and nonprofessional photographers, using the SD14 camera system.


Friday, November 16, 2007

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.3 and Camera Raw 4.3 Updates Now Available

Adobe® has released updates to Photoshop® Lightroom® and the Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in, both available immediately as free upgrades for existing users. The Lightroom 1.3 update provides added support for Apple® Leopard(tm) Mac OS X 10.5 and includes a technology preview of the Lightroom Export SDK, available as a separate download on the Adobe Labs site.  The Lightroom 1.3 and Camera Raw 4.3 updates also include raw file support for seven additional digital cameras including the Nikon D3, Nikon D300 and Canon 1Ds Mark III.


Friday, November 16, 2007

PhotoShelter Inc. Launches The PhotoShelter Collection

New York, NY -- November 15, 2007  –– PhotoShelter is pleased to announce that it has begun transacting image sales on The PhotoShelter Collection, the first online marketplace to provide the benefits of a commercial agency and a wholly transparent sales system to pro, amateur and hobbyist photographers alike. The PhotoShelter Collection will now offer image buyers access to the widest and most eclectic array of commercial imagery that is quality-sorted, keyworded, priced, licensed and ready for instant purchasing.



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