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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, October 16, 2007

Olympus Delivers E-3 Digital SLR

Olympus E-3CENTER VALLEY, Pa., October 16, 2007 — Olympus today announces the new Olympus E-3, which is the flagship of its Digital SLR line and provides the high-precision performance demanded by professional and enthusiastic photographers. It combines speed and weatherproof durability for capturing exceptional images in any situation. Olympus pioneered Full Time Live View and Dust Reduction technologies for digital SLR cameras, leading where others have followed. Now, the new E-3 enhances those technical innovations and raises the performance bar with the fastest autofocus in the world. Body-Integrated Mechanical Image Stabilization to stabilize every lens, a 10-megapixel Live MOS image sensor to capture beautiful images, and a magnesium alloy body for dust-proof and splash-proof durability join the impressive innovations developed for the E-3.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Olympus Announces Three New Zuiko Digital Lenses

Olympus Zuiko 12-60mm CENTER VALLEY, Pa., October 16, 2007 - Launching together with the new Olympus E-3 Digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera, Olympus proudly adds three new ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses to its line of 100 percent digital-specific optics. These innovative lenses employ Olympus' newly-developed Supersonic Wave Drive (SWD) technology inside to provide quiet, ultra-fast autofocus (AF) speed, and offer several impressive distinctions.

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

National Geographic Magazine To Award Second Annual Photography Grant

Magazine Targets Professional Photographers In Selection Process Open Until Feb. 1, 2008 

WASHINGTON (Oct. 11, 2007)—Following its long tradition of supporting and fostering new photographic talent, National Geographic magazine will again award an annual grant of $50,000 to a professional still photographer. In addition to the grant, the magazine will assign a photography editor to provide guidance for a project undertaken by the grantee. The grantee will have full access to all of the facilities provided to the magazine's regular contributing photographers.

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Legion Paper Goes Green

Legion launches industry-first eco-friendly search tool to legionpaper.com

Legion Paper, the leading supplier of fine art paper in North America, launches a comprehensive eco-friendly paper classification system as part of their website, www.legionpaper.com. This new tool is the first of its kind within the paper industry to provide a powerful ‘green' search engine.
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Monday, September 24, 2007

Photographer Groups Call on Getty Images to Remove Rights Managed Collections from $49 Web License

Heavy discounting of premium stock imagery risks future revenue potential from major digital uses, as budgets shift from print to online.

Last week, Getty Images announced a new $49 “web use” license for images from all of its collections, including its highest quality Rights Managed collections. With this move, Getty has effectively slashed the value of commercial web use licenses by up to 96% off their established rates for Rights Managed photography.

 

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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Sinar Bron Imaging Recognizes Student's Mastery Of Storytelling With $5,000 Scholarship

EDISON, NJ, September 6, 2007 — Sinar Bron Imaging, the exclusive US distributor of broncolor, Foba and Sinar professional photographic equipment, has awarded the $5,000 Carl Koch Scholarship to Ross Thompson, a third year advertising photography major at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).   Erik Benjamins from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles; Jacquelyn Cynkar from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh; and Brian Kellet from Columbia College of Art and Design in Columbus, OH, received honorable mentions.  The scholarship, presented this year for the first time, commemorates Sinar's founder and photography pioneer Carl Koch (1916-2005).

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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Sony Introduces New High-Performance D-SLR

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 5, 2007 — Sony is expanding its (Alpha) digital SLR system with the introduction of the DSLR-A700 camera, which is aimed at photo enthusiasts or serious photo hobbyists. The new model features advanced imaging technologies and ultra-responsive operation, as well as a lightweight, dust- and moisture-resistant, magnesium alloy construction common to enthusiast-class D-SLR cameras.

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Friday, August 24, 2007

19th Century Mobile Photography

Check out this amazing time-lapse video that shows a photographer setting up a wet-plate collodian, large-format photo shoot. The wet-plate process was state of the art in the latter part of the 19th century. Today a select group of fine-art shooters like Jill Enfield still use and enjoy it. The process certainly is a far cry from the immediacy of digital cameras!

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Nikon Releases D3 Digital SLR Camera

MELVILLE, N.Y. (AUGUST 23, 2007) – Eight years after Nikon's D1 camera changed professional digital photography forever, Nikon today introduced the D3 – a new digital SLR camera that is poised to once again revolutionize photography for professionals. The 12.1 effective megapixel D3 features Nikon's new FX-format CMOS sensor, measuring 23.9 x 36mm, which is nearly identical to the size of 35mm film. With the fastest startup time, shortest viewfinder blackout time, and shortest shutter lag of any digital SLR camera as well as the capability to shoot up to nine frames per second at full FX-format resolution, the D3 is the world's fastest digital SLR camera in its class.*

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Nikon Introduces New D300 Professional Digital SLR Camera

MELVILLE, N.Y. (AUGUST 23, 2007) – Nikon (http://www.nikonusa.com/) today introduced its most advanced DX-format digital SLR camera, the D300. Engineered with pro-level features and performance, the 12.3 effective megapixel D300 combines brand new technologies with advanced features inherited from Nikon's newly announced D3 professional digital SLR camera to offer serious photographers remarkable performance combined with agility.

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