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Press Release Posted: Jul 29, 2011 0 comments
The Puffin Pad is designed to fit over the window of your car, via a slot running the length of the underside. The circular cutout above the slot gives the Puffin Pad some "wiggle room" to facilitate shooting. It is also designed to saddle most car doors, should you lower the window all the way.

Slight pressure will re-seat the Puffin Pad upon raising the window. There is also a 3 1/2" cutout on the underside to facilitate shooting from most fence posts. The Puffin Pad has withstood speeds of up to 50 MPH without moving from its position on the car window.

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Press Release Posted: Jul 28, 2011 0 comments
The ExpressDigital DARKROOM line of photography workflow software products including DARKROOM Core, Professional and Assembly Editions have all been upgraded. Version 9.1 adds new features, new cameras and printers, and highly-requested improvements including Windows 7 compatibility.
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Press Release Posted: Jul 27, 2011 1 comments
Olympus announced a new flagship PEN camera designed for the hobbyist or advanced photographer.  The Olympus PEN E-P3  delivers  the world’s fastest AF speed, a huge selection of built-in creative features and an easy-to-use interface, all packaged in a classic, all-metal body with full-advanced controls. Two new M. Zuiko prime lenses also join the family of six MICRO Four Thirds lenses.
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Press Release Posted: Jul 26, 2011 0 comments
Museo Fine Art announced its entrance into the top coat market with the introduction of Museo Enhance clear coat solution. A cost-effective liquid laminate available in matte, satin or gloss finish, Museo Enhance protects water resistant canvases like the new Museo Artistry canvas from UV exposure, abrasion, marring, chemicals and water. The match component set of Museo Enhance with Museo Artistry canvas or Magiclée Torino 17M canvas, guarantees archivability of the finished product, not just of the canvas itself, for 100+ years*. Museo Enhance is also compatible with most water resistant canvases and micro-porous inkjet receptive substrates in the marketplace.
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Press Release Posted: Jul 25, 2011 1 comments

Delkin Devices began shipping the fastest SDXC UHS-I memory card in the world.  The new 64GB 633X rated card is designed for streaming HD and 3D video applications where speed and capacity are imperative and is the fourth capacity to be added to their recently introduced family of UHS-I memory cards.

"As camcorders are moving towards flash memory storage and away from tape, we're simultaneously seeing a strong trend in videographers utilizing HD video capabilities in DSLRs," explains Marketing Manager, Anna Lopez. "Standard SD memory cards are more than fast enough for typical applications but not nearly fast enough to keep up with the large amount of data that HD video requires, particularly when shooting a feature film or longer movie clip. Our new 64GB Elite633 card is able to record at speeds up to 45 megabytes per second and read at speeds up to 95 megabytes per second which eliminates any pause to the recording process that users experience with slower cards."

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Press Release Posted: Jul 22, 2011 0 comments
Sigma Corporation of America is pleased to announce that its newly upgraded 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro lens is now available for the MSRP of $1,400.

The updated 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro lens now features Sigma’s own proprietary Optical Stabilizer (OS) technology, which allows for high-performance, handheld, close-up photography. The telephoto reach makes it a perfect lens for capturing images of insects and small creatures. Additionally, the wide maximum aperture combined with a short telephoto focal length make it very favorable for facial portraiture at lower magnification. A Special Low Dispersion (SLD) lens and one high refractive index SLD lens provide excellent corrections for all types of aberration and distortion.

“This lens is a fantastic addition to our extensive lineup of macro lenses,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “This is our fourth prime macro lens and the second of which that now includes our Optical Stabilization technology, which steadies the image for handheld use. This is yet another example of Sigma’s dedication to providing an array of unique lens that capture incredible imagery.”

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Press Release Posted: Jul 21, 2011 0 comments
HP announced a free, downloadable software application for the HP Designjet Z3200 Photo Printer series that enables professional photographers to generate large-format photo negatives for the production of high-quality, black and white silver halide photo prints.
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Press Release Posted: Jul 20, 2011 1 comments
The Nissin Group has introduced the new Nissin Di866 Mark II flash for Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras. This upgraded new model provides advanced features combined with the advantage of being simple to use.
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Press Release Posted: Jul 19, 2011 0 comments
Kirk Enterprises, Inc., recently introduced an exciting addition to their popular line of Action Grip DSLR handles. “First of all, we’ve redesigned the system to allow for a second cushioned handle,” stated Jeff Kirk, President of Kirk Enterprises. “Then, we crafted a Crossbar System to bridge the two handles. This offers an incredibly stable platform on which to mount a lighting system, microphone, video monitor, and everything in between,” added Kirk.
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Press Release Posted: Jul 18, 2011 1 comments
Goody Candles, a producer of premium, personalized Photo Candle gifts, is proud to announce the expansion of their Photo Candle Assortment on their website GoodyCandles.com.
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Press Release Posted: Jul 15, 2011 1 comments
As part of Sigma Corporation of America’s 50th anniversary celebrations – as well as its commitment to supporting photographers and producing incredible imagery – the camera and lens manufacturer is inviting photographers to submit their portfolios to the “Our Pros, Your Photos” program for a chance to have their portfolios critiqued by Sigma Pros. All portfolios must be submitted by the extended deadline of July 5, 2011 for a chance to win one of four critique sessions that will be conducted from July to October.
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Press Release Posted: Jul 14, 2011 1 comments
Sekonic announces the availability of the new L-308DC DigiCineMate a simple and easy-to-use compact light meter that is ideal for today's DSLR videographers and digital cinematographers as well as still photographers. It features a full range of shutter speeds plus a special grouping of cine speeds and shutter angles and indicates exposure in f-stops to one-tenth step. The unit’s LCD readout can be customized to display only specific functions needed for the task at hand for fast, easy operation.

L-308DC DigiCineMate Features

Three Ways to Meter

The compact, Sekonic L-308DC is the first meter that can be customized to display only specific functions needed for the task at hand for fast, easy operation.

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Press Release Posted: Jul 13, 2011 1 comments
Leading photography software developer Nik Software (www.niksoftware.com) today introduced Snapseed™, its new photo experience for iPad. Snapseed is an entirely new photo application designed specifically for iPad and leverages the company’s advanced photographic technologies to deliver a fast, fun, and high quality photo experience for everyone. To learn more and purchase Snapseed, visit the App Store (www.niksoftware.com/buysnapseedipad) or watch videos at www.niksoftware.com/snapseed.
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Press Release Posted: Jul 12, 2011 1 comments
Leica Camera AG is proud to present a new version of the world’s smallest, full-frame digital system camera: the Leica M9-P. This new model will sit alongside the Leica M9 in the company’s rangefinder portfolio. Providing an alternative, even more discreet and resilient design that further reinforces the classic nature of the M9, the M9-P specifically meets the needs of professional photographers. The new model is now available in a classic silver chrome or subtle black paint finish.
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George Schaub Posted: Jul 11, 2011 Published: Jun 01, 2011 8 comments

Feeling very much in hand like a pro camera, with magnesium alloy top and rear body construction, the Nikon D7000 (list: $1199, body only) has all the bells and whistles of a modern D-SLR, including a high megapixel count CMOS sensor, a new image processor to handle all the data it can capture, including 14-bit NEF, a high ISO 6400 “normal” (expandable two stops), and the currently requisite 1080p HD movie capability. This DX (APS-C) format camera also features dual SD card slots, with spillover or format sort capability, a nice and speedy 6 frames-per-second (fps) shooting capability for up to a 100 frame burst (JPEG), and full-time AF with video and Live View. The monitor is bright and highly readable in just about every lighting condition. Unfortunately, it is fixed and does not articulate, but the penta-prism finder makes one pray that Nikon will never go EVF (electronic viewfinder), yielding 100 percent coverage and being a pleasure to view through, especially after suffering some recent EVF obscuring experiences.

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