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Press Release Posted: Jul 23, 2012 5 comments
Sigma Corporation of America is pleased to announce the availability of its new Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM lens starting in July 2012. Pricing is still pending. The addition of the 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM speaks to Sigma’s versatile product lineup with this multipurpose zoom lens that offers Optical Stabilization (OS)* and covers wide angle to telephoto to macro photography. It differs from Sigma’s current 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM lens with its even more compact size, its macro capability with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.9 and the use of Thermally Stable Composite (TSC), material currently used only by Sigma.
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Press Release Posted: Jul 20, 2012 10 comments
BosStrap has recently expanded it line of Sliding Sling Straps with the introduction of two new Light Weight versions and a unique Ultra light Hand Band. Light weight versions of Generation 3 and the One Piece styles were created as a result of customer feedback asking for a BosStrap to use with lighter, smaller cameras.
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Press Release Posted: Jul 19, 2012 2 comments
FOTOFOCUS, a Cincinnati-based nonprofit organization championing photography, announces programming highlights at over 70 + participating venues for its first biennial month-long celebration of historical and contemporary photography and lens-based art.

Headlining Exhibitions of the first installment include the compelling juxtaposition of the Taft Museum’s Star Power: Edward Steichen’s Glamour Photography, focused on the father of modern fashion photography and one of the best known and highest paid photographers of the 1920s and 30s, and the Cincinnati Art Museum’s exhibition Herb Ritts: L.A. Style, showcasing the leading fashion and celebrity photographer of the late twentieth century. Just off the recent success of their Big Bambú installation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the 2011 Venice Biennale, FOTOFOCUS and the Cincinnati Art Museum present Doug and Mike Starn’s Gravity of Light, an immersive, experiential installation organized by James Crump, Chief Curator, Cincinnati Art Museum, in the historic Holy Cross Church in Mt. Adams. The Contemporary Art Center features a groundbreaking exhibition organized by the Rose Museum, Brandeis University devoted to Andy Warhol’s Polaroid portraits.

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Press Release Posted: Jul 18, 2012 1 comments
Pelican Products 1510SC and 1560SC Studio Cases are legendarily tough, watertight cases designed for photography and video production professionals who want to protect their laptops, lenses and any sensitive equipment and not waste time at the airport luggage carrousel.
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Staff Posted: Jul 17, 2012 47 comments
Photographers can now trigger and quickly set ratios for three groups of radio controlled Qflashes and/or Trios. Set lighting ratios on the fly, right from your camera. Simply turn three controls on the CoPilot to instantly adjust lighting ratios as you shoot.
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Staff Posted: Jul 16, 2012 47 comments
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is once again joining forces with several of the country’s acclaimed national parks to offer free photography workshops to visitors this summer. The Canon Photography in the Parks Program provides participants with free equipment loans and professional photography instruction as they take part in a guided walking photo tour. Following the tour, participants have the opportunity to print images for free and take home a CD of their image files. Visitors of all ages and experience levels are welcome to participate.
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Press Release Posted: Jul 13, 2012 5 comments
Canon U.S.A., Inc.announced a new flagship model in its most popular EOS Rebel line, the Canon EOS Rebel T4i Digital SLR Camera. The new EOS Rebel T4i features an 18-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, DIGIC 5 Image Processor that helps capture all the action with high-speed continuous shooting of up to five frames per second (fps) and an extended ISO range of 100–12800 (expandable to 25600 in H mode) that gives photographers the opportunities to take the EOS Rebel T4i into more shooting situations than ever before.
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Press Release Posted: Jul 12, 2012 2 comments
Topaz Labs has announced the availability of photoFXlab v1.1™. This new update simplifies setup and resolves many of your reported concerns - plus we added a few new features that we think you will find useful! If you're looking to streamline your Topaz workflow, you'll enjoy having instant access to your Topaz plug-ins, a searchable effects library, a simple layered workflow, IntelliColor™ technology, built-in masking and more - all in one user friendly workspace.
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Press Release Posted: Jul 11, 2012 2 comments
Tamron USA announces “My Travel Exhibit” photo contest offered exclusively to Tamron USA lens users. Entrants will create a 3D virtual exhibit showcasing 8-14 of their best images in a travel theme. Professional photographer Ian Plant will judge the contest and choose the winning exhibit based on overall image quality and originality of the collection. The winning exhibit will be featured on the Tamron USA website and Tamron eNewsletter. The winner will also receive his/her choice of one of five Tamron lenses: 18-270mm Di II VC PZD 15X all-in-one zoom lens (model B008); SP 17-50mm F/2.8 Di II VC (model B005); SP 70-300mm Di VC USD (modelA005); SP 60mm F/2.0 Di II 1:1 Macro (model G005); or 18-200mm Di III VC for Sony E-Mount (model B011). The contest officially launches on June 1, 2012. Entrants without a computer or Internet access may send in entries bymail. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2012; complete contest rules are available at http://tamron.myphotoexhibits.com/contest.
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Press Release Posted: Jul 10, 2012 3 comments
Induro announces the July 2012 availability of the new Dual Range (DR) Hi-Hat Tripod Set.

The new Induro DR Hi-Hat Tripod Set, designed with both photographers and videographers in mind, is a unique support system that provides a range of capabilities that makesthis tripod compatible with the requirements of still cameras as well as video platforms. Supporting an unprecedented 220 lb. load, the new DR Hi-Hat Tripod Set consists of both a short Aluminum Alloy tripod with 100mm Bowl, and a 100mmHalf Ball Adapter.

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Press Release Posted: Jul 09, 2012 3 comments
Neil Enterprises, Inc. has added five new styles of photo mounts to its Pro-Line series geared towards professional photographers. No longer just a go-to spot for seasonal mounts, Neil Enterprises’ new Pro-Line Photo Mounts offer elegance and sophistication for any occasion.
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Press Release Posted: Jul 06, 2012 3 comments
Adorama has created the iPhone Toolshed, an online emporium of photo accessories for the iPhone, which offers virtually every accessory iPhone owners need to turn their iPhones into better, more versatile cameras for both stills and video.

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Press Release Posted: Jul 05, 2012 2 comments
Pentax Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation announced its new weather and dust resistant digital SLR camera – the Pentax K-30. Ideal for photographers with active outdoor lifestyles, the new Pentax K-30 combines a compact, lightweight body with many advanced features found only in higher end DSLR camera models, such as a weather, dust and cold resistant body, a glass prism optical finder with 100% field of view, state-of-the-art autofocusing, and full HD video recording capabilities.
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Press Release Posted: Jul 03, 2012 1 comments
Don Burrell, President and CEO of Burrell Imaging, announced the start of a unique sale unlike any other the company has ever offered to the professional industry. For the entire month of July, 2012 Burrell Imaging has priced all products and services at 35% off.

In addition to the deeply discounted pricing for the month of July, Burrell Imaging will also be doubling the amount of Burrell Bonus Award Points. Burrell Bonus Award Points are awarded to customers for every purchase and, depending on a customer’s available point amounts, can be redeemed for merchandise, cash, and trips or applied to a customer’s lab balance.

Jason Schneider Posted: Jul 02, 2012 Published: May 01, 2012 0 comments

As advanced electronics continue to supplant more and more elements of camera function and design, often displacing optical and mechanical systems, the camera of the future is being redefined. To give you a clearer picture of the emerging technologies that are destined to change the shape of cameras to come, let’s take a closer look at the implications of some of the emerging new tech found in the latest models.

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