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Press Release Posted: Jun 29, 2012 1 comments
ION Worldwide announced immediate availability of a new, wearable sports-action camera that makes it easy to capture and share high-definition video and still images of life’s most moving moments...whether they take place on the slopes, in the surf, on a single-track bike trail or while playing with the family at the local park. The new ION AIR PRO™ HD Sports Video Camera with Wi-Fi PODZ™ is the first action camera that allows users to shoot and share their videos instantly via Wi-Fi using the free ION CAMERA app for iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod).
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Press Release Posted: Jun 28, 2012 1 comments
Every 2 years, photokina sets the stage for innovations and trends in the international photography and imaging industry. This event regularly attracts hundreds of North American photo imaging retailers, distributors, imaging professionals and photographers all seeking to source the latest in camera equipment, accessories, kiosk software, scrapbooking, lab options and printing equipment.

1,250 exhibitors from all over the world are expected to showcase their photo/imaging products and services during the 35th edition of photokina. KoelnMesse Inc., the North American arm of the photokina organizer, today issued following tips for North American attendees to make the most of their travel and photokina experience:

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Press Release Posted: Jun 27, 2012 1 comments
Inspired by its street and skate heritage, camera accessories brand Visualante is about to releasetheir second line of camera bags. With these products, Visualante wants to reform the monochromatic and stale photography and video market with a moreexpressive design. All bags have features tailored for the streets and will be available at photo/video specialists, as well as skate and streetfashion stores, worldwide fall/winter 2012.
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Press Release Posted: Jun 26, 2012 1 comments
FOTOFOCUS, a nonprofit arts organization, champions the ubiquity of photography and its important role in contemporary culture. FOTOFOCUS recaptures the spirit of Cincinnati’s legacy as an epicenter of art production and creative exchange, and seeks to revitalize that spirit for the 21st century. Acting as a catalyst for institutional collaboration and community engagement, FOTOFOCUS organizes a month-long biennial celebration spotlighting independently programmed exhibitions of historical and contemporary photography and lensbased Art.
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Press Release Posted: Jun 25, 2012 1 comments
Stan Tamarkin, renowned Leica expert, retailer and historian, along with partner Dean Bertoldi, award winning designer, professional photographer and marketer, are proud to introduce Tamarkin & Bertoldi Vintage Auctions LLC, an auction company dedicated to providing vintage photographic and horologic products to collectors and investors worldwide. Their combined expertise will be used to expand on the already successful Tamarkin Photographica—a rare camera auction business started by Stan in 1996. Stan and Dean will remain committed to providing personal service, appraisals and guidance to both sellers and buyers of their investment quality offerings.
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Press Release Posted: Jun 22, 2012 2 comments
Fujifilm North America Corporation announced the launch of the allnew waterproof FinePix XP170 digital camera that combines rugged protection and durability with a new, innovative Wireless Image Transfer function that allows users to wirelessly connect to their smartphone or tablet and then upload images to the Internet for online sharing. The FinePix XP170 is the latest edition in Fujifilm’s bestselling line of waterproof cameras for three years in a row.
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Press Release Posted: Jun 21, 2012 1 comments
Innova Art Ltd introduces FibaPrint Warm Cotton Gloss; a new premium inkjet paper for fine art and photography. FibaPrint Warm Cotton Gloss consists of a 100% cotton base with Innova’s latest high-performance ink receptive coating technology. “There are no optical brighteners, so this paper grade presents a pleasing, luxurious, warm-tone shade and ensures no worries concerning long term color shifts,” states Wayne Connelly, US President of Innova.

This product is targeted toward fine art photographers printing monochrome or full color works using professional aqueous inkjet printers from Epson, Canon, and HP. The warmth of FibaPrint Warm Cotton Gloss pairs nicely with the bright white FibaPrint Ultra Smooth Gloss and the Photo Canvas Ultra Gloss. Cut sheets and rolls up to 60” are available.

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Press Release Posted: Jun 20, 2012 1 comments
The Olympus TG-1 iHS is the world’s first rugged camera to incorporate an ultra-bright, high-speed f2.0 lens. The camera’s three-inch high-resolution OLED display (610K dots) is said to provide excellent visibility in bright situations. Protective coatings help to prevent scratches and cut down on reflective glare, and the company says that the photographer never need worry about water droplets obstructing images thanks to the water-repellent lens coating that prevents water from remaining on the lens surface.
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Press Release Posted: Jun 19, 2012 1 comments
LumiQuest is introducing the following three Kits for specific photographic applications:

Strobist® Kit: The Strobist® Kit offers the “go to” flash modifiers of David Hobby (www.strobist.com). Included in this Kit are the LumiQuest SoftBox III, FXtra and two UltraStraps.

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Press Release Posted: Jun 18, 2012 2 comments

Photo credit: Martha Casanave, Ansel Adams, Carmel Highlands, 1978, gelatin silver print, photo © Martha Casanave

Monterey, CA- The Monterey Museum of Art is very proud to present In Sharp Focus: The Legacy of Monterey Photography, June 16-September 30, 2012 at the MMA La Mirada, 720 Via Mirada, Monterey, CA, 93940.

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Press Release Posted: Jun 15, 2012 2 comments
The b-grip EVO, made in Italy by CPtech, provides a strong, safe support for your DSLR. The base attaches to your waist belt (or to the belt provided), while the quick-release plate attaches to the camera tripod socket. A quick release mechanism provides instant access to the camera when required. The b-grip EVO is clad with a brand new sleek design, additional fastening points and safety features. New accessories for the line include a Universal Tripod Adapter, a Handstrap and a Travel Kit.
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Press Release Posted: Jun 14, 2012 2 comments
Photomatix Pro 4.2 introduces 20 new built-in presets and the ability to filter thumbnail displays by category. All thumbnails, both user and built-in, can now optionally be displayed in two columns, and at a new larger size. Other updates include a new fusion method designed to produce natural-looking rendering of interiors with bright windows, and a Finishing Touch panel letting users add final adjustments to their images, with options for sharpening, increasing contrast, and adjusting the saturation of individual colors.
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Press Release Posted: Jun 13, 2012 2 comments
PromarkBRANDS, a U.S.-based designer, manufacturer, engineer and distributor of time-tested photographic and video lighting products and light shaping accessories, is celebrating National Photography Month during May on the company’s Facebook and Twitter pages. The company’s five brands, Photogenic Professional Lighting, Speedotron, Norman, Cool-Lux, and Smith-Victor, are featuring a tip-a-day on their social media pages and are holding five different Facebook contests for the chance to win kits and lights in honor of the month.
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Press Release Posted: Jun 12, 2012 3 comments
Redrock Micro launched the new ultraCage DSLR and ultraBase support for video-enabled DSLR cameras. The ultraCage DSLR has been called an essential accessory for converting the DSLR camera body into a movie-making production powerhouse.

Video DSLRs have arrived as legitimate filmmaking tools. Groundbreaking cameras like the Canon 5D MKIII and the new Nikon D800 deliver advanced movie features and outstanding results. However, the form factor of DSLRs severely limits the stability of shots and the ability to adapt accessories that are commonplace for high-quality filmmaking. Redrock products have evolved along with DSLRs and now offer the best solutions for shooting high quality movies with DSLR rigs.

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Press Release Posted: Jun 11, 2012 1 comments
OmegaBrandess Distribution announces four new Lens Guards to fit lenses and hoods from 3 7/8 inches (10 cm) in diameter all the way to 8 1/8 inches (20.5 cm).

The new XL, 2X-L, Jumbo, and Giant Lens Guards protect any of your larger lenses and many of your basic lenses with hoods. These include the popular Nikon 14-24mm and other fisheye and wide angle lenses; all brands of 70-200mm lenses; other popular zooms including the Nikon 80-400mm and 200-400mm, the Sigma 80-400mm, 100-300mm, 300-800mm and 50-500mm (the “Bigma”), the Tamron 200-500mm, and others; and large prime lenses -- 200mm through 800mm primes from Canon, Nikon, Sigma and others.

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