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Press Release Posted: Apr 18, 2011 1 comments

Sigma Corporation of America (www.sigmaphoto.com), a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, today announced pricing and availability for the company’s new DP2x compact camera.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 30, 2005 0 comments

Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc., announces the development of three
new "DT" lenses - interchangeable Digital technology (DT) lenses designed
for the Maxxum Series digital SLR cameras, including the Maxxum 7D. These new
zoom lenses will expand the lineup of Konica Minolta interchangeable lenses
for Maxxum Series cameras. The DT Lenses employ a new optical system that is
specifically designed for digital SLR cameras, including the Maxxum 7D, which
incorporate an APS-C size CCD image sensor. Plans are to launch these Digital
Technology (DT) Lenses worldwide in the fall of 2005.



Developing interchangeable lenses for digital SLR cameras with an optical system
optimized for the popular Maxxum 7D meets the needs of users who would prefer
to take ultra-wide- angle pictures, users who would like to take pictures with
a compact standard zoom, and users who would like to easily take telephoto shots
without changing the lens.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 27, 2008 0 comments

Mamiya has introduced the new Mamiya Sekor Macro MF 120mm f/4 D Lens -- successor
to the popular Mamiya Macro MF 120mm f/4 Lens.



"The Mamiya 120mm f/4 macro lens is one of the sharpest lenses available
today," said Jeff Karp, Mamiya Product Marketing Manager, "and it
has already been critically corrected for digital imaging. But it needed an upgrade
to be fully compatible with the latest cameras, software and digital backs."



The primary upgrade of the new lens is related to digital communication with the
camera. Data transfer is now controlled by a 16-bit CPU instead of the previous
4-bit CPU.



The advantages of the new CPU are:

Rewritability: The new 16-bit CPU is rewritable and can be overwritten
with firmware upgrades that would be required for compatibility with future cameras
and digital backs.


Finer Lens Correction: Thanks to the bigger capacity of the CPU,
the new lens has more lens data. It is possible to apply finer lens-characteristic
corrections when using Mamiya's Digital Photostudio¨ software.



Fast, Reliable Communication: The new CPU enables faster and more reliable communication
with the camera body.



As its name suggests, the new D-series lens shows its true capabilities when shooting
with the Mamiya ZD Digital back and other high-end digital backs. However, it
is designed to be equally at home with film backs.



The new Mamiya Sekor Macro MF 120mm f/4 D Lens is compatible with the Mamiya 645AFD
ll camera and is available for immediate delivery.



www.macgroup.com...

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Staff Posted: Jul 13, 2009 0 comments

Designed by a Swedish team of photographers, the expanding Creative Light lineup includes softboxes, softgrids, reflectors, umbrellas, light stands and accessories. The equipment is for use in studios and on location and will be distributed in the U.S. by Elmsford, NY-based MAC Group.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 19, 2005 0 comments

Panasonic has announced the expansion of its SD Memory Card line with the addition
of three new memory cards. The flagship of the company's expanded line is
the "PRO HIGH SPEED" Series 2GB SD Memory Card that features up to
20MB/s data transfer rate. It is joined by the 1GB "HIGH SPEED" card
with up to 5MB/s data transfer rate and a 512MB miniSD Card with a data transfer
rate of up to 2MB/s. All three cards are expected to be available in the United
States in August.



Panasonic's new 2GB "PRO HIGH SPEED Series" SD Memory Card is
expected to be launched in the United States in August 2005, with a manufacturer's
suggested retail price of $319.99. With an outstanding data transfer rate of up
to 20MB/s and its 2GB storage capacity, the new Panasonic card is designed to
meet tough requirements including high speed consecutive shooting by high-end
digital still cameras and MPEG2 video recording by camcorders.



Panasonic also adds the 1GB SD Memory Card to its existing "HIGH SPEED Series"
of cards. With a data transfer rate of up to 5MB/s, the new model is expected
to be available in August 2005 in the United States, at a manufacturer's
suggested retail price of $129.99.



www.panasonic.com...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 15, 2006 0 comments

October will be a month of a thousand smiles for families across the country as
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) designated it as Family Portrait Month.
Studios from across the country will join together to participate in the benefit
to assist Operation Smile (www.operationsmile.org),
a nonprofit organization that helps children with facial deformities such as cleft
lips and cleft palates.



More than $15,000 was raised during last year's drive and PPA member studios
have pledged to contribute a portion of each Family Portrait sale to the cause.




"October is an ideal time for families to have their portraits created,
because the holiday season is just around the corner," said Ann Monteith,
Chairman of the PPA Board of Directors. "Few gifts are appreciated as much
as portraits of family members."



Operation Smile, along with more than 5,000 specialized health care professionals,
performs free surgeries on thousands of children annually. More than 100,000 children
are born with facial deformities in Operation Smile's 23 mission countries.



For complete information, visit: www.familyportraitmonth.com.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 16, 2008 0 comments

Promark International has introduced new lighting and tripod cases: The Photogenic
OB42 Lighting Accessories Case, the Smith-Victor Soft Case on Wheels and the
Smith-Victor TB990 Pro Tripod Case.

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Press Release Posted: 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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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 29, 2006 0 comments

This handheld telescoping pod raises the camera to approximately 21 feet (2
stories high). The live integrated video down link keeps you in control of composition
via a portable monitor mounted on the pod. You compose and shoot with your feet
on the ground. The pod is user friendly and retracts to 5 feet for easy portability.
A very handy tool for nature photographers, real estate photographers, and everyone
in between. Price is approximately $1,470.00.

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Staff Posted: Oct 10, 2008 0 comments

Olympus has announced that it is developing a new interchangeable-lens digital SLR (single lens reflex) within the Olympus E-System lineup. This new Four Thirds-compliant camera reinforces the company’s commitment to the standard.

Positioned as a mid-level model, this new digital SLR camera is intended for anyone who wants to express their creativity through photography, whether they are just starting out or are a professional with years of experience behind them. Introduction of the new camera is expected in the first quarter of 2009.

At the last Photokina (September 2006), Olympus declared that the second chapter in the story of the Olympus E-System would begin in 2007. One of the highlights of this chapter was the incorporation of “Full-Time Live View” function as a standard function for the first time in the industry, adding to the excitement already generated by other distinctive features of the E-System such as the “100 percent Digital-Dedicated Design” and “Dust Reduction System.” Currently, the E-System lineup includes popular models such as the E-420 and E-520, as well as the flagship E-3. All of these cameras provide digital SLR users with the high-quality images, superior reliability and exceptional portability they need.

The prototype model displayed at Photokina is being developed as an advanced amateur model that will be positioned between the E-520 and E-3. In terms of quality and performance, however, there is nothing mid-level about this model. It will inherit all the outstanding features of the E-3 such as the high-speed autofocus system using an 11-point full twin-cross sensor and the built-in image stabilization mechanism with a correction effect of up to 5 EV steps1. Other highlights will include a new and updated feature to replace the current splash and dustproof function of the E-3.


With the introduction of this new camera, Olympus will expand its line of Four Thirds System-compliant digital SLR cameras, providing a wider range of choices to a wider range of users from serious amateurs to professionals.

www.olympus.com

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Press Release Posted: May 19, 2010 0 comments

Blurb announced the launch of Blurb BookShow, which enables authors to share their books in an experiential format wherever they are online - on Facebook, their blog, a web site, etc. Additionally, Blurb BookShow has been optimized for viewing on the iPad, leveraging Apple's multi-touch experience without the need to download an application.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 14, 2005 0 comments

Gitzo has announced a new line of carbon fiber tripods incorporating a revolutionary
design process that reduces overall weight by as much as 17 percent without
sacrificing strength or stability. The new 6X tripods feature Gitzo's
Anti Leg Rotation (ALR) system, which allows for a fast and smooth setup while
maintaining uncompromised locking reliability.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 28, 2007 0 comments

General Electric Co. (GE) and corporate newcomer General Imaging Co. announced
the two companies have reached an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement by
which General Imaging will design, manufacture and distribute an all-new line
of GE-branded digital cameras.



Headquartered
in Torrance, Calif., General Imaging brings together a variety of photo industry
veterans. Komiya is a former president of Olympus Imaging Corp. Leading sales
efforts in North America will be Rene Buhay, a former vice president of Global
Sales for ArcSoft who had also headed North American sales for both Samsung
and Ricoh. Noted industrial designer Takeyoshi Kawano will be the company's
chief designer. Kawano's design credits include the Sony Walkman, the Sony VAIO
computer, and the Olympus Stylus camera series.



"Style will play an important part in our product development," Kawano
noted. "Consumers are demanding not just advanced features but stylish
designs. We're responding to that demand with cameras that are a statement of
style and at the same time have all the latest technology."



According to Kawano, advanced features such as image stabilization, high ISO
sensitivity, and panoramic stitching will be standard on all models. Entry-level
GE digital cameras will start with 7 megapixels of resolution and 2.5-inch LCD
screens. Higher-end GE cameras will offer up to 12 megapixels of resolution
and 3-inch LCD screens. A photo printer will also be included in the line.

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Staff Posted: Apr 13, 2009 0 comments

HiTi Digital, Inc. has introduced its complete wireless printing solutions and services, including HiTi WFT510, the world’s first Wireless Foto Transmitter designed to be applied to any PictBridge compatible digital camera, and HiTi P510Si, the 6-inch standalone roll-type photo printer with direct wireless printing capability.

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