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Press Release Dec 11, 2009 1 comments

Enjoy window light anytime, anywhere with the new Home Studio Lighting Kit, the latest addition to Westcott’s Photo Basics product line.  The kit includes (2) uLite constant lights with 6’ Light Stands, (2) 85-watt fluorescent lamps, (2) 20” Soft Boxes, and an educational DVD.  The constant uLites, combined with 85-watt fluorescents, provide perfect “what you see is what you get” lighting for photo and video.  Featuring 500 equivalent watts of power and true daylight balanced (5500K) temperature, these fluorescent lamps have a lifespan of over 8,000 hours.  This kit keeps things simple with portable, compact 20” Soft Boxes that set up and collapse in seconds. 

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Press Release Dec 11, 2009 0 comments

onOne Software, Inc announced FocalPoint 2, an Adobe Photoshop plug-in for simulating depth-of-field and selective focus.

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Press Release Dec 14, 2009 0 comments

TAP announces the addition of an Instax Folder to its PF-34 line.  The new Instax White Folders are available in a vertical and horizontal format, making these the perfect delivery vehicle for your Instax images. 

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Press Release Dec 14, 2009 0 comments

Mamiya introduced two new software packages for the Mamiya DM and DL series digital cameras: Capture One v5.0 and Leaf Capture 11.2.9.  With these new releases, along with existing Raw file support in Adobe Lightroom™, Mamiya DSLR photographers now have unrivaled flexibility in choosing the Raw file processing solution that best fits their needs.

Capture One v5.0 DB builds upon the long-time favorite software of many professionals, expanding it to new dimensions.  In addition to adding support for processing Raw files from the Mamiya DM and DL series digital products, Capture One v5.0 DB offers new features such as Focus Mask, Skin Tone Enhancer, RGB Levels and Curves, Dust Spot Removal, and many more workflow acceleration tools.

Leaf Capture 11.2.9 is the latest in the long line of stable Leaf Capture software solutions, offering RAW file processing, as well as tethered shooting with the Mamiya DM and DL series digital products.  Leaf Capture 11.2.9 supports Apple OS 10.6 - Snow Leopard - and features 64-bit performance, as well as enhanced image processing and speed.  For tethered mode usage, Leaf Capture 11.2.9 also adds the power and flexibility of remote shooting for users of the Mamiya DM and DL series cameras, when utilizing Mamiya 645AFDIII or 645DF camera bodies.

Capture One v5.0 DB and Leaf Capture 11.2.9 are now available for download at www.Mamiya.com.  Technical support for Mamiya digital products and their associated software, as well as repair services, can be contacted at 914-347-3300.

In addition, MAC Group is also pleased to announce continuing technical support and repair of Leaf digital backs sold by Leaf America, both for in-warranty and out-of-warranty products. Technical support and repair services for Leaf Valeo, Aptus, Aptus-S, AFi, AFi-II, and some Aptus-II products can be obtained by simply calling 914-347-3300.

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Press Release Nov 30, 2009 0 comments

Sigma Corporation of America ( href="http://www.sigmaphoto.com/" target="_blank">www.sigmaphoto.com) is pleased to
announce that it is now accepting applications for the company’s first-ever
scholarship contest. The Sigma Corporation of America Scholarship will award a
cash gift of $5,000 and $1,000 in Sigma products to one talented high school
senior to advance his or her education and goals toward obtaining a career in a
photo-related field. Students pursuing higher education in industries such as
photography, photojournalism, graphic arts and design, visual arts and art
history are eligible to apply.

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Press Release Dec 16, 2009 0 comments

ImageSpan Inc. and Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC) announced that they have partnered to deliver a complete solution to manage, monitor and monetize valuable image assets. ImageSpan’s LicenseStream automated licensing, publishing and royalty processing platform will be combined with Digimarc for Images, which lets photography agencies, media companies, museums and archives add an imperceptible digital watermark to communicate copyright ownership and information on how to contact the owner wherever the image is found online. The LicenseStream   Content Tracker then crawls the Web looking for uniquely watermarked images, providing regular reporting on where a content owner’s images are found so they can take appropriate action.

The solution optimizes content for search engines before it is published to the Web and then provides the means for any buyer to license that content with a mouse click and with flexible pricing based on use. Since watermarks can be unique to various instances of the same image, content owners have the flexibility to set licensing terms depending on the specific usage and buyer.

The Content Tracker continuously monitors billions of images on the Web to locate a customer’s digitally watermarked images. In addition to the standard search, the solution offers a directed search option that lets a content owner specify Web sites to be monitored regularly. Search reports include thumbnails of the images found with the URLs of the websites where they were located. Reports are automatically sent out each month. Alternatively, content owners can generate their own reports at any time. 

www.imagespan.com
www.digimarc.com

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Press Release Dec 09, 2009 0 comments

World
Press Photo invites professional photographers and photojournalists from around
the world to enter the 53rd World Press Photo contest. The web entry site is
open for uploading entries from 1 December 2009 until the deadline of 14
January 2010. The web entry site can be accessed via href="http://www.worldpressphoto.org/contest" target="_blank">www.worldpressphoto.org/contest.
For the 2010 contest, it is no longer possible to submit entries by post on a
CD/DVD. Entries submitted by email are also not accepted.

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Press Release Dec 18, 2009 0 comments

Zeiss has introduced a new series of lenses for the semi-professional market: the
ZF.2 with F bayonet for digital SLRs. Thanks to its electronic interface (CPU),
these new ZEISS lenses support all-important operations such as the automatic
mechanisms for time, aperture setting and program. The CPU also supports manual
exposure settings, including those for camera casings that are not
AI-compatible. Since the lens now transmits the EXIF data such as manufacturer,
date, metering system and exposure to the camera, photographers no longer need
to set the parameters manually.

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Press Release Dec 21, 2009 0 comments

Leica
Camera AG, Solms presents a new, limited special edition -- the LEICA
M7 Edition ‘Hermès’. As the
successor to the ‘LEICA MP Edition Hermès’ launched in 2003, this is now the
second series of cameras created in cooperation with Hermès, the Parisian
company renowned throughout the world for its exclusive products. This
strictly limited LEICA M7 Edition ‘Hermès’ offers a total of 200 silver chrome
LEICA M7 cameras finished in exclusive calfskin leather supplied by Hermès. The
colors of this exclusive ‘Veau Swift’ leather are particularly extravagant.
Connoisseurs of items that are extraordinary in both quality and style may
choose between two eye-catching varieties in ‘Ètoupe’ and ‘Orange’. Only 100
cameras are available in each of the two leather colors.

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Press Release Dec 23, 2009 0 comments

Camtrol, a stabilizing
platform for video and DSLR cameras, is said to open a new world of balance,
support, and freedom for action shots taken by videographers and photographers.
Camtrol’s action control grip (ACG) with its anatomical articulating ergonomics
provides for natural hand positioning and control. The ACG has a hollow inside,
which accommodates any remote--putting control of the camera always under
the thumb of the shooter. Camtrol with a remote is a one-handed operation
giving the user the liberty to take any shot without restriction, and it works
for right- and left-handed shooters.

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Press Release Dec 30, 2009 0 comments

Hoodman and Trek-Tech are introducing a new toolkit for
macro photographers that makes positioning and stabilizing cameras for close up
macro photography quick and easy.

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Press Release Jan 04, 2010 0 comments

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Lensbaby (www.lensbaby.com)
announced an open call for photographers to submit their best images created
using a Lensbaby lens for a chance to be published
in the new book “Lensbaby: Bending Your Perspective” by Lensbaby Guru and
author/photographer Corey Hilz. Due out from Focal Press in the summer of 2010,
“Lensbaby: Bending Your Perspective” will feature lots of “how to” and
inspirational content, along with galleries of Lensbaby photos by some of the
foremost Lensbaby photographers in the world. More information on the book can
be found at www.focalpress.com/lensbaby.

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Press Release Jan 06, 2010 0 comments

Event product developer Meese Orbitron Dunne Co. (www.propdecor.com), is offering
its complete line of colonnade arch systems in a
textured sandstone color to provide wedding
planners, photographers, banquet managers,
florists and other event professionals with a
colorful alternative to the traditional,
white arch systems for designing and
decorating their events, rooms and facilities. Ideal
for coordinating with
southwestern-themed décor, adding warmth to winter décor and blending
into the natural scenery at outdoor
events, the sandstone coloration is available
on the company’s earthy, Tuscan style
colonnade arch systems, contemporary oval
colonnade arch systems and on its traditional, Graeco-Roman colonnade arch systems with fluted columns to
coordinate with a wide range of events and
styles.

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Jan 11, 2010 0 comments

In the coming year, photokina will further intensify its strong support for
imaging professionals. The supporting program, which is targeted at
professional trade visitors, will also have a new concept.

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George Schaub Dec 23, 2009 1 comments

The Fujifilm Finepix 200 EXR (list: $599; street, under $500) sports a 12 megapixel sensor and a 14.3X optical zoom lens that is equivalent to 30.5-436mm (!) It takes stills and high-quality video and has a built in mic that delivers quality sound without much if any whirring from the camera. Having that much zoom capability means that you never will want on the tele side with this integral lens camera, and even 30mm is not bad on the wide side.

Looking like a small D-SLR with a moderate zoom lens, the S200EXR actually sports a 30.5-436mm optical zoom, an incredible range in a lens this small, though smaller sensor size is part of the reason they could attain the smaller size.

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