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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Adobe Releases Photoshop Lightroom 2

Major Software Upgrade Further Simplifies Photography Workflows

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 software, the photographer's essential toolbox for managing, adjusting and presenting large volumes of digital photographs. With new enhancements such as dual-monitor support, radical advances in non-destructive localized image correction, and streamlined search capabilities, Lightroom 2 is a compelling upgrade that simplifies photography from shoot to finish. As Adobe's first application to support 64-bit for Mac OS X 10.5 Macintosh computers with Intel processors and Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit operating systems, ightroom 2 also provides improved memory performance for dealing with large scale images.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Award-winning wildlife photographer dies

The nature photography community lost a valuable member over the weekend with the passing of Tom Vezo. He was 61.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Firmware Update For The Olympus E-3 Digital SLR

Olympus announces a firmware update for the Olympus E-3 Digital SLR. This firmware update will optimize the consistency of the auto white balance on the E-3. The firmware can be updated through Olympus Master or Olympus Studio software.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Olympus Announces Winners Of Inaugural “Photographers Of Tomorrow” Photo Contest

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., June 10, 2008 – Olympus today announced the winners of its inaugural “Photographers of Tomorrow” contest. Designed for aspiring professional photographers or photojournalists, the contest was open to students from 12 colleges and universities with the top photography programs across the United States. The following winners in each of the three categories – Speed, Travel and Environmental Issues – were selected for their exceptional work captured with the company’s flagship digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera, the Olympus E-3.

Monday, June 9, 2008

DxO Optics Pro v5.1 for Mac and Windows

Paris, France – June 5, 2008 – DxO Labs announced today the release of DxO Optics Pro v5.1 for the Macintosh and Windows platforms. DxO Optics Pro v5.1 is the latest version of the company’s award-winning flagship software application for automatic image quality enhancement for Digital-SLR camera users. DxO Optics Pro v 5.1 includes support for a cornucopia of digital cameras including, the Canon EOS 40D, Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, the Nikon D60, Nikon D300, Nikon D3 and the Samsung GX20.

Monday, June 9, 2008

DxO Optics Pro v5.1 supports Canon EOS 40D, Rebel XSi, Canon 1Ds Mark III and Nikon D60

Paris, France – June 5, 2008 – DxO Labs announces today that DxO Optics Pro v5.1 supports the Canon EOS 40D, Rebel XSi, Canon 1Ds Mark III and the Nikon D60 camera bodies with an initial selection of 32 lenses. New DxO Correction Modules for the Canon EOS 40D, Canon EOS 1D Mark III and Nikon D3 are also being released. DxO Optics Pro is the award-winning digital image enhancement tool for digital SLR cameras incorporating revolutionary optics, noise and exposure corrections in an easy-to-use, feature rich application for Mac and PC users.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

OmegaSatter Acquires Novatron Of Dallas

OmegaSatter of Hampstead, Maryland announced that effective June 1, 2008 it had acquired the assets of Novatron Electronics Corporation of Dallas, Texas, manufacturer of Novatron brand professional photographic lighting equipment.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Pentax Introduces smc Pentax DA 17-70mm f/4 AL [IF] SDM Lens

GOLDEN, CO. (June 3, 2008)…PENTAX Imaging Company has introduced the smc PENTAX DA 17-70mm f/4 AL [IF] SDM interchangeable zoom lens designed for exclusive use with PENTAX digital SLR cameras. This standard lens with extra zoom offers outstanding, well-balanced handling, and covers the most frequently used focal lengths between wide-angle and telephoto making it ideal for a variety of shots including scenery, snapshot and portraiture.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Nikon Announces Capture NX 2 Photo Editing Software

MELVILLE, N.Y. (June 3, 2008) – Nikon Inc., today introduced the latest generation of its robust image processing and editing software, Capture NX 2, which provides photography enthusiasts with a suite of powerful tools and a simple, visual operation to streamline photo editing. Capture NX 2 utilizes revolutionary U Point® technology to give photographers access to powerful Control Points that enhance color, exposure, and other image quality settings quickly and easily. New technologies abound in Capture NX 2, including the innovative new Selection Control Point that places a commanding suite of image editing tools at the user’s fingertips to simplify and accelerate the image editing experience.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Microtek Offers Price Reduction on ArtixScans

Los Angeles, CA (June 2, 2008) – Microtek, a world-leading manufacturer of digital imaging products, today announced a price reduction for the Microtek ArtixScan M1 and ArtixScan M1 Pro scanners. The price reduction is effective immediately to make these scanners more affordable. Microtek reduced the price of these two scanner models to their distributors and resellers; and Microtek lowered the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) to $599.99 for the ArtixScan M1 and $749.99 for the ArtixScan M1 Pro.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Mpix expands strategic partnership with Zenfolio, a photo hosting and fulfillment service

PITTSBURG, KS – May 19, 2008 – Mpix, a division of Miller’s Professional Imaging, and Zenfolio, a photo hosting and fulfillment company empowering photographers to turn their passion into a business, announced today the expanded strategic partnership to better serve the growing number of professional and advanced amateur photographers.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Bogen Imaging to Host Free Introductory Lighting Webinar

Ramsey, N.J. (May 30, 2008)– Bogen Imaging, a leading distributor of top quality photographic support products and accessories in North America, is proud to announce a free, introductory lighting webinar titled “How to Overcome 5 Common Problems When Shooting Outdoors.” Held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on June 6, 2008, this introductory course on the basics of lighting is a surefire way to get up to speed on how to capture the best images when shooting in the field.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Induro Introduces Adventure Series Tripods

Elmsford, NY – May 28, 2008 – Induro, manufacturer of professional quality tripods, monopods and heads, announced a new line of tripods aimed at budget-conscious photographers. Called the Induro Adventure Series, each model comes as a complete kit, including tripod, head and carrying case. Ease of operation, quality and strength are integrated into a lightweight, compact design. The tripod is made from an advanced combination of magnesium and aluminum alloy and features quick lock legs, a precisely matched interchangeable ball head and a quick release plate.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Nikon Announces Moving Moments Photo Contest On AshtonsD60.com

NEW YORK (May 23, 2008) - Calling all shutterbugs! Nikon today announced the “Nikon D60 Moving Moments Photo Contest” in conjunction with the D60 D-SLR advertising campaign featuring Ashton Kutcher. Beginning May 23, 2008, consumers can upload an image with an accompanying description to www.ashtonsd60.com for a chance to win the grand prize of a trip for two to Los Angeles to attend The Hollywood Style Awards sponsored by Nikon and a new D60 camera kit to capture all of the action. Sixty first prize winners will also receive a new D60 camera kit allowing them to capture their “moving moments” with incredible ease.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

WD Brings Fast Portable Storage To Mac Users On-The-Go

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - May 21, 2008 - Expanding on its popular portable storage offerings, WD® (NYSE: WDC) today introduced its new Mac®-formatted My Passport™ Studio™ Portable Drives. The newest members of the My Passport family are designed for Mac users on-the-go and are equipped with both FireWire® 400 and USB 2.0 interfaces, a clever capacity gauge, and include a soft drawstring carrying bag for protection from scratches and dirt. Available now at select retailers and at WD’s online store (www.shopwd.com), the My Passport Studio portable drives are offered in capacities of 320 GB and 250 GB.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Image Trends Releases the Fisheye-Hemi Plug-In for Aperture 2.1

Austin, Texas (May 19, 2008) – Image Trends, provider of innovative digital imaging tools, today announces the release of the Fisheye-Hemi Plug-In for Aperture 2.1, Apple’s groundbreaking photo editing and management software.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Annual Summer Image Presentations Return June 16, 2008

The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, now in the 19th year of offering week-long photography workshops, sponsors an eight-week series of image presentations on Monday and Tuesday evenings, beginning June 16 and continuing through August 5, beginning at 8:30 PM.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Canon EOS Rebate Offer

Canon U.S.A., Inc., between May 18th and July 19th, 2008, Inc. will be offering an instant rebate offer on select EOS cameras and accessories. Save up to $300 on select products. For more information, visit www.usa.canon.com.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Tamron Announces AF28-300mm VC Lens Equipped With Built-In AF Motor For Nikon SLR Cameras

May 15, 2008, Commack, NY — Tamron USA, Inc. announced release of the AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO, a high power zoom lens compatible with full-size SLR cameras, now features a built-in AF motor for use with Nikon DSLRs (Model A20NII) and featuring Tamron’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Tamron Launches SP AF28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro With Built-In AF Motor For Nikon

May 15, 2008, Commack, NY — Tamron Co., Ltd announced the launch of the popular SP AF28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO, a lightweight, compact and fast standard zoom lens compatible with full-size SLR cameras, now equipped with a built-in AF motor for use with Nikon cameras (model A09NII).

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