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Press Release Posted: May 18, 2011 1 comments

When Andrew Lu entered the Sigma Corporation of America Scholarship contest, he had two goals: To evoke emotion with his black-and-white imagery and to take home the grand prize. Today, the camera and lens manufacturer announced that Lu has successfully accomplished both of those objectives. The Yorktown Heights, NY, native has been announced as the winner of the second annual Sigma Corporation of America Scholarship Contest, for which he will receive a prize of $5,000 in cash and a $1,000 credit toward Sigma products of his choosing.

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Press Release Posted: May 16, 2011 1 comments

Sigma Corporation of America is celebrating its 50th anniversary by launching an online community where Sigma users can interact and learn about the company’s history.

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Press Release Posted: May 13, 2011 1 comments

The 2011 Photography Book Now competition is open for entries. Now in its fourth year and featuring a $25,000 grand prize, this international-juried competition, presented by Blurb, celebrates the very best in self-published photography books and the photographers behind them. For the first time, the competition will also celebrate up-and-coming talent with a Student category. Entries will be accepted in three professional categories – Fine Art, Documentary and Travel.

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Press Release Posted: May 11, 2011 1 comments
The Tiffen Company announced the availability of the Steadicam Smoothee for the Flip MinoHD and iPod Touch.
The Smoothee, developed by Steadicam, now allows Flip MinoHD and iPod Touch owners to capture incredible video without the shakes normally associated with hand-held video shot on the go.

“We’re extremely proud to be introducing this incredible new Steadicam stabilizer, that lets anyone take great videos the very first time. Whether they’re novices or aspiring videographers, the Steadicam Smoothee allows owners to have a richer experience and more fun with their Flip MinoHD, iPod Touch or similar video devices,” said Steve Tiffen, president and CEO of the company.

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Press Release Posted: May 09, 2011 1 comments

Photographers conquer the hassle of multiple shoulder bags when they roll with the new PSC100 by CaseCruzer. Snug padded dividers protect sensitive cameras and lenses, while a custom lid containing an interior universal sleeve secures most laptops.

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Press Release Posted: May 06, 2011 1 comments
With a powerful output of GN43 (105mm ISO100 m), the compact yet versatile HVL-F43AM flash from Sony is optimized for superb results with all A-mount cameras.

As featured on the HVL-F58AM, the innovative Quick Shift Bounce system allows flash head position to be adjusted instantly when switching between horizontal and vertical compositions. This maintains consistent shadow positions regardless of camera orientation, allowing easy creation of natural-looking ‘bounce’ effects.

Further, Wireless Ratio Control makes it easy to select light emission ratios for up to three separate flash units. This allows quick creation of sophisticated multi-point lighting effects without the need for complex professional equipment.

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Press Release Posted: May 04, 2011 0 comments

DigiLabs Pro (www.digilabspro.com) introduced “Client Creations” — a variety of client created wedding album packages that photographers can easily market to clients. A complete keepsake that is ideal for savvy wedding couples, the ready-to-sell kit includes a fine-quality leather storage box, software and instructions for couples to quickly create high-quality albums using their digital photographs. Professional wedding photographers will find these comprehensive kits to be a popular and unique client offering that should enable them to bring in supplementary revenue without significant additional labor.

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Press Release Posted: May 02, 2011 1 comments

Bron Imaging Group, Inc., (www.bronimaging.com) announces that its professional-standard, European Sun Sniper camera straps have been launched nationwide in the United States. Amateur and professional photographers across the country, who are serious about their camera equipment can now find the Sun Sniper Pro and Sun Sniper Compact straps to enhance the security of their cameras. They also provide back and shoulder support that is superior to any traditional neck strap on the market.

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Press Release Posted: Apr 29, 2011 0 comments

Designed for adventure and the photographers that shoot it, Clik Elite’s new Venture backpacks protect and carry valuable camera equipment while delivering serious backcountry performance. These photographers shoot adventure where it lives, so the Venture 30 (msrp $245) cradles a small studio’s worth of photo gear, plus the outdoor essentials.

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Press Release Posted: Apr 27, 2011 0 comments
Delkin has announced the fastest SD memory card built to Secure Digital format specifications, with transfer speeds up to 95MB/s read, 80MB/s write and an impressive 633X speed rating that more than triples previous Class 10 capabilities. The new card, dubbed Elite 633X for its superb performance, utilizes an Ultra High Speed Bus Interface to achieve unprecedented transfer speeds.

The Elite 633 card utilizes the Secure Digital Association’s “Ultra High Speed” (UHS-I) specification, which enables bus-interface speeds up to 104 Megabytes per second and full backwards compatibility among SDHC and SDXC host devices for seamless integration in today’s devices . When paired with UHS enabled equipment such as Nikon’s D7000 and Canon’s T3i, benefits such as real-time broadcasting and simultaneous recording become attainable for the first time. Additional features like advanced Error Correction Code (ECC), reliable Wear Leveling, and storage integrity in harsh conditions (including static, vibration, shock & UV light exposure) make this a buzz worthy card among the professional imaging crowd.

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Press Release Posted: Apr 25, 2011 0 comments

Nikon announced the new 16.2-megapixel Nikon D5100 Digital SLR. The Nikon D5100 includes features such as a new 3-inch, super sharp 921,000-dot Vari-angle LCD screen and full HD (1080p) movie recording with full-time autofocus. The 16.2-megapixel D5100 is also the first Nikon D-SLR to provide in-camera effects that can be applied to both photos and movies to deliver even more creative expression.

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Press Release Posted: Apr 22, 2011 0 comments

Lensbaby announces its newest SLR creative effects camera lens, the Composer Pro. The Composer Pro refines and enhances the popular and award winning Lensbaby Composer by upgrading the swivel ball and focus mechanism to provide professional performance. The Composer Pro’s metal swivel ball design and refined focus mechanism deliver ultra-smooth focus and tilt control. The updated focus mechanism features a fluid and accurate dampened focus ring comparable to the focus mechanisms of the highest quality professional manual focus lenses. This smooth, fluid operation makes the Composer Pro the perfect choice for discerning professional photographers and videographers who want to create ground-breaking creative imagery.

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Press Release Posted: Apr 20, 2011 1 comments
All serious photographers need to keep their cameras at peak efficiency to deliver peak performance, and a fleck of dust on the sensor can ruin a great shot. Now, LensPen makes it easy and practical to solve that problem with their SensorKlear Loupe Kit.

Used on the International Space Station, this kit has proved its effectiveness and reliability under the most demanding conditions.

Positioned on the camera body, as you would a lens, the Loupe provides perfectly directed light to pinpoint the problem. Once dust is detected, the included blower is used to remove the dry dust. But for tackling the dreaded problem of sticky dust, that is when the SensorKlear Loupe Kit really makes a difference. Using the access window at the side of the Loupe, insert the angled tip of the new SensorKlear II™ pen to safely and easily target and remove the sticky dust. Only the LensPen SensorKlear Loupe has the access window to allow the user to see and clean at the same time – a quantum leap forward in the world of DSLR sensor cleaning.

SensorKlear Loupe Kit from LensPen is a “must-have” for your digital SLR – a necessity, not an accessory. Ask for a demonstration next time you visit your favorite camera shop.

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Press Release Posted: Apr 18, 2011 1 comments

Sigma Corporation of America (www.sigmaphoto.com), a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, today announced pricing and availability for the company’s new DP2x compact camera.

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Press Release Posted: Apr 15, 2011 0 comments

Looking for a new photo expedition? Try making America’s national natural landmarks your next destination and send the results to the National Park Service’s National Natural Landmarks photo contest.

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