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Press Release Posted: Mar 27, 2012 1 comments
Pentax Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation announces the availability of the Marc Newson-designed Pentax K-01 interchangeable lens camera (ILC). The new mirrorless Pentax K-01 is now shipping to retailers in the U.S. The  K-01 continues the tradition from a camera manufacturer that is known for pushing camera size, color, durability, and now, design, to the limit.
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Press Release Posted: Mar 26, 2012 1 comments
GeographicWest announces that their first App for both Apple and Android smart phones has been released and is now available at both App Stores. The “Grand Canyon Walking Tour” is a point by point descriptive and photo tour of the Grand Canyon South Rim. It includes the popular South Rim Trail including photographic Shot Sites, Dining, Accommodations and Shop locations.
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Press Release Posted: Mar 23, 2012 1 comments
A clever streetlamp riser from event product developer Meese Orbitron Dunne Co. (MOD), La Mirada, Calif., raises the height of the company’s antique streetlamps by 3-1/2 inches and increases the diameter of its platform base to nearly two feet for enhanced dramatic appeal and extra stability for outdoor events. Ideal for use in weddings, photo shoots, set decorating, theatrical productions and other events where fully functional, decorative lighting or thematic period props are required, the lamp post riser helps accommodate changing weather conditions without changing the layout of the lighting, décor or props. Available in a choice of colors to match the color and style of the corresponding antique streetlamp, the lamp post base comes in White as standard and in Sandstone, Blackstone, Granite and Millstone at a 10% premium plus in custom colors in quantity.

The streetlamp riser is rotationally molded in one piece from 100% polyethylene for load bearing strength, impact resistance and durability. The stability base is also waterproof and weatherproof and may be placed outdoors seasonally or for long-term installation without substantial fading or discoloring.

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Press Release Posted: Mar 22, 2012 1 comments
Photogenic Professional Lighting has extended its popular rebates until March 31, 2012.  The rebates are available on their popular models and kits from the Solair, PowerLight, and StudioMax III series. With the rebates, consumers can save up to $250 on lighting and accessories.
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Press Release Posted: Mar 21, 2012 1 comments
Adobe Systems Incorporated announced that Adobe Photoshop Touch is now available for iPad 2, via the iTunes App Store. Adobe Photoshop Touch offers core Photoshop features, as well as new capabilities for creating and sharing in an app custom-built for tablets. The app is a central component of Adobe Touch Apps, a family of six intuitive touch screen applications, inspired by Adobe Creative Suite® software. iPad versions of the other Adobe Touch Apps are expected later this year.
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Press Release Posted: Mar 20, 2012 1 comments
Booq unveils the new versatile Python camera bag collection. The needs of photographers and ambitious photo enthusiasts have evolved. With iPads, ultra-compact laptops and cameras of various form factors being integral parts of a photographer’s life, the Python collection accommodates this gear through refreshingly innovative design solutions and functional protective elements, all in strikingly elegant designs. Each of the four new camera bags caters to unique user requirements and all are available at booqbags.com and retailers throughout the country.
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Press Release Posted: Mar 19, 2012 1 comments
Zookbinders Inc. (www.zookbinders.com) has revamped its customer service approach with initiatives that make doing business easier and more profitable for professional photographers. The company’s renewed commitment to service excellence includes formation of The Zookbinders Customer Advisory Board and introduction of its customer loyalty program Zook Rewards.
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Press Release Posted: Mar 16, 2012 2 comments
Lensbaby, announced the availability of its 80mm Edge 80 Optic, the newest addition to its Optic Swap System. This new optic is compatible with the Lensbaby Composer Pro, Composer, Muse, Scout and Control Freak, and will transform any of these bending lens bodies into a tilt lens that delivers a selective slice of sharp focus through an image. Like the Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic, the Edge 80 features Lensbaby’s internal 12-blade adjustable aperture.
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Press Release Posted: Mar 15, 2012 1 comments
Alien Skin Software announces the immediate availability of Exposure 4, the new version of its photography effects plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop®, Photoshop Elements, and Photoshop Lightroom®. Exposure provides accurate film simulation and a wide range of creative effects in a simple interface.
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Press Release Posted: Mar 14, 2012 0 comments
Topaz Star Effects is a creative effects filter that allows you to create unique star effects by manipulating and enhancing the various light sources within your digital images. With just a few clicks you can easily transform points of light within your image to create stunning lighting and star effects, supplement existing light sources, change or enhance image mood, add shimmering effects to things like water and jewelry, and much more.

Here are some of the unique features found in Topaz Star Effects:

1. Selective Brush. Intuitive selective adjustment brush that allows you to select the light sources in your image that you want to show (or hide) star effects.

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Press Release Posted: Mar 13, 2012 1 comments
Nearly everyone owns a point-and-shoot that can take pictures up close, whether a digital compact or the camera in a cell phone. Getting the right light isn’t so easy, though: Built-in flash units can wash out the subject, and the surrounding light often isn’t adequate for a clear, colorful picture. LitePad, an exciting new product available from Visual Departures, is the solution. It’s a bright, flattering, easy-to-use light source that fits in a pocket, ready for your next close-up.
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Press Release Posted: Mar 12, 2012 1 comments
In a personal letter to the company’s loyal customers, Sigma Corporation CEO Kazuto Yamaki today announced that, starting next month, Sigma’s 46-megapixel SD1 DSLR will be renamed the SD1 Merrill in honor of Richard “Dick” Merrill, the late co-creator of the Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor technology. The otherwise unchanged DSLR will also be sold at a lower price that reflects new efficiencies in the camera’s production.
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Press Release Posted: Mar 09, 2012 5 comments
Lighting Diagram.com is a web app allowing photographers to create and share high quality Lighting Diagrams easily using just a web browser. (Lighting Diagram doesn't currently support Internet Explorer although there are future plans to support it. Browsers tested and supported include:- Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Opera.)
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Press Release Posted: Mar 08, 2012 1 comments
Olympus launched the Olympus E-M5, the first of the new Olympus OM-D (OM Digital) Series of Micro Four Thirds products. Designed to meet the needs of advanced photographers, the Olympus E-M5 is packed with a built-in electronic viewfinder, superior image technology, blazing fast speed and total creative control in a classic, rugged body ready for sand, sun, sleet or snow.
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Press Release Posted: Mar 07, 2012 1 comments
Nikon Inc. announced the highly anticipated D800 HD-SLR, engineered to provide extreme resolution, astounding image quality and valuable video features optimized for professional still and multimedia photographers and videographers. A camera with an unmatched balance of accuracy, functionality and image quality, the Nikon D800 realizes innovations such as a high resolution 36.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor, a 91,000-pixel RGB Matrix Metering System, Advanced Scene Recognition System and many other intuitive features designed to create the preeminent device for the most demanding photo and video applications.

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