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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.

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Press Release Posted: Jul 02, 2012 1 comments
Blue Crane Digital today announced its newest training DVD, “Introduction to the Canon 5D Mark III”. Watch this The 103 minute long training video, and you’ll have the knowledge and confidence to create the images you want.

Learn how to control the most powerful and useful camera settings for creating great photos. Topics are arranged by chapters, allowing you to move at your own pace. Return to individual subjects later to get the most out of this video.

“The Canon 5D Mark III is a powerful camera,”said Bryan Poffenberger, President of Blue Crane Digital. “Once you learn how its components work together, you will have the tools you need to capture the best images under all conditions.”

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Aug 30, 2012 Published: Jul 01, 2012 0 comments

HDR Backdrop Series
Denny Manufacturing is now offering a new line of High Dynamic Range-looking backdrops. Created on the advice of a loyal customer, these backdrops are certain to save photographers precious time while adding a new dimension in contrast to their images. From Sports to Outdoor themes Denny has a backdrop to fit your needs and style.

 

Jack Neubart Posted: Aug 21, 2012 Published: Jul 01, 2012 4 comments

It wasn’t too long ago when the use of a CMOS chip in a digicam was a sign of a cheapie camera. Well, the tide has changed, with CMOS today reflecting the highest level of capture in our newest digital point-and-shoots. Yes, there continue to be CCD holdouts even in innovative designs, but the writing is on the wall, spelling an eventual fade-out of the Charge-Coupled Device. And today, the Backside Illuminated (BSI, or simply “backlit”) CMOS sensor is slowly but surely moving into center stage—at least among small-sensor point-and-shoots, for improved light reception at the sensor, hence clearer, tonally fuller, and more detailed images. We’re also seeing quite a few long-zoom models and more GPS-enabled cameras, with a digital compass to boot, mostly in travel/outdoors-oriented designs. The “rugged” category continues to grow, as well as features such as sweep panorama mode (just swing around with your finger continually on the button) and touchscreen displays. But perhaps the new feature that stands out most is Wi-Fi capability. One camera is even Android-powered. The latter may not be smartphones, but they certainly appear to be the smart way to go for the wireless generation. With those trends in mind here’s our roundup of the digicam class of 2012. (Please note that this report contains both cameras on the market as of spring 2012 and those announced to be available when this article goes to press. Check with the various manufacturers for current availability.—Editor)

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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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