Epson today announced a continuation of its “Finish Strong” advertising campaign, developed by M&C Saatchi Los Angeles, with a new photography contest. Photographers are invited to submit an idea for Epson’s next Finish Strong ad. The winner will receive either an opportunity to attend an actual photo shoot with world-renowned photographer Joe McNally or a $5,000 cash prize.
Sigma Corporation has announced the new SIGMA DP3 Merrill, featuring a 50mm F2.8 lens. The SIGMA DP3 Merrill is the next generation of high image quality compact digital cameras. Equipped with the Foveon X3 image sensor, the DP3 Merrill ensures outstanding resolution and natural rendering with rich gradation as well as a three-dimensional feel.
Olympus has the M.ZUIKO ED 75-300mm f4.8-6.7 II lens (35mm equivalent 150-600mm). Olympus has redesigned the lens to match the distinctive OM-D E-M5 and PEN Micro Four Thirds series cameras and added a new advanced ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating to keep scratches off, and eliminate ghosting and lens flare even in bright lights.
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College presents an Artist Talk: South Jersey Wetlands – Painting with Pixels by David Woeller on Thursday, February 21 at 6:30 pm. Woeller is a talented nature photographer and president of the Stay Focused Photo Club of the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. He will present a slideshow of his stunning photographs of the wetlands and coastal areas of New Jersey, describing his thought process for capturing each image. There will be a discussion of digital capture and processing and the freedom of expression that they have given photographers in the digital world. Images will include both traditional presentations and digital manipulations with an explanation of the processing techniques used and the reasoning for those choices. Questions and discussion are encouraged during the presentation.
LLC announces the release of its latest version of their
FireFlyR Digital Sensor Cleaner (FireFlyR). The new FireFly features a
timed "on-off" switch and a more convenient battery compartment. This
portable equipment is so easy to use that photographers will be able operate
the device for cleaning their equipment with one hand.
The FireFly's Air Ionization technology eliminates the static charges that
cause dust particles to cling to the camera's sensor. The time and money
saved on not having to re-touch photos or needing to send the camera out for
a professional cleaning may pay for the FireFly after its first use.
The FireFly eliminates both positive and negative charges on the internal components of the camera. The FireFly includes a replaceable 20-micronin-line filter to ensure the ionized air stream is free of particulate or other contaminants.
Sony is expanding its popular E-mount camera system with the addition of two new lenses compatible with all alpha E-Mount cameras and semi-professional camcorders.
When mounted on any Sony α E-Mount camera, the sharp new SEL20F28 ”pancake” lens creates an exceptionally versatile, portable package ideal for a broad range of everyday shooting opportunities ranging from interiors to landscapes, street photography, casual snapshots and more.
Nikon Inc. has introduced the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR super-telephoto lens. Specifically engineered for sports, wildlife and photojournalists, the 800mm f/5.6 offers the longest focal length of any NIKKOR autofocus (AF) lens, affording photographers the opportunity to get closer to their subject with extreme telephoto capability.
Argraph Corporation is introducing two new pro-level photo/video monopods.
The Sirui P-324X and P-424X Photo/Video Monopods have three sturdy fold-down support feet that provide the stability of a tripod with the convenience of a monopod! The rugged feet can be stepped on, to prevent the monopod from moving, allowing you to creatively pan the monopod 360° and tilt up to 15° in any direction. This is possible thanks to the extremely smooth and adjustable ball head base located on the bottom of the monopod leg.
When not needed, the support feet fold flush and lock in place against the monopod leg, allowing it to be used as a conventional monopod. The large, slip-free rubber foot lets you work on any surface.
Transcend Information, Inc. announced the launch of its SD/microSD memory card copy protection solutions. Partially-protected and partially-free areas, read-only CD emulation, customized device security, excellent compatibility and high capacity are some of the features that make Transcend’s Copy Protection SD/microSD cards ideal for use in OEM applications and distributing multimedia files.
The new Sirui G-10X and G-20X ball heads keep all of the outstanding benefits of the current models (separate locking knobs for panning and main locking, secondary safety lock on the quick release platform, special anodized abrasion resistant surface, etc.), plus incorporate valuable new features.
Adorama is now selling the Flashpoint Ring Light Complete Kit 400 w/s. In addition to the Ring Light, the kit ships with AC, cords, camera mounting hardware, sync cords and a carrying case. Flashpoint is Adorama’s product line featuring high-quality photo accessories and gear such as the Complete Ring Light Kit at price points lower than the competing name brands.
Pentax Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation is now offering consumers the ability to custom order the Q10, the world’s smallest, lightest mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (ILC) system, in 100 different color combinations. This unmatched offering of color variations will enable consumers and photo enthusiasts alike to find new and limitless ways to express theirindividualism through photography.
LumiQuest is introducing the Ready for Anything Kit … making it easier
to get that shot ... anytime, anywhere. The Ready for Anything Kit includes their original ProMax System (80-20,
Diffusion Screen, White, Silver and Gold Inserts), along with an FXtra for color
balance and colorizing the light as well as an UltraStrap, the most secure, nonadhesive
flash accessory mounting strap available, all in a convenient storage
Argraph Corporation, the exclusive distributor of Pixel Professional Photo Accessories in the U.S., is pleased to announce the Pixel “Soldier” - a wireless flash and camera trigger that can fire flashes or DSLR cameras up to 1000 feet (300m) away!