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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Sep 02, 2014 0 comments

Canon announced today it is commemorating the 80th anniversary of its very first camera: the Kwanon. Initially produced in prototype form in 1934, the Kwanon was Japan’s first 35mm focal-plane-shutter camera.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Aug 29, 2014 0 comments

Photoville is New York City’s premier free photo destination. This innovative modular venue is made from re-purposed shipping containers and is host to various photography exhibits, outdoor photo installations, seminars, workshops and night-time multimedia shows. This year, the International Center of Photography (ICP) is pleased to announce a series of events for Photoville—held on September 18 to 28, 2014 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. It will feature the immersive exhibit titled CALL + RESPONSE + RESPONSE as well as 2 ICP photography workshops. 

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Aug 28, 2014 0 comments

The new Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a stylish, lightweight and compact interchangeable-lens camera that features much of the same technology as the award-winning OM-D models. Featuring the new 180˚ downward flip touch LCD screen, a Selfie-dedicated mode and built-in WiFi. The TruePic VII image processor works with a 16.05 megapixel Live MOS sensor and M.ZUIKO lenses to provide high resolution, superior color reproduction and high sensitivity. 

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Aug 28, 2014 0 comments

Ricoh Imaging Americas Corp. just announced the launch of the new PENTAX K-S1 D-SLR camera. This model offers users a newly designed 20.12 megapixel CMOS image sensor (with a sensitivity of ISO 51200), an in-body shake reduction (SR) mechanism, an AA (Anti-Aliasing) filter simulator for moiré reduction, a 100 percent field of view glass pentaprism viewfinder (with a magnification of approximately 0.95) and 5.4 fps shooting at a fast 1/6000 shutter speed. 

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Aug 27, 2014 0 comments

Photographer Dorothea Lange is best noted for the image titled “Migrant Mother”—a haunting portrait that came to symbolize the intense suffering caused by America’s Great Depression. Lange’s body of work contains a stunning collection of images that document some of the most difficult times in our history such as the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl and the Japanese American internments camps of World War II.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Aug 26, 2014 0 comments

FUJIFILM just introduced their new X30 premium compact, fixed lens camera. Designed with enthusiast and professional photographers in mind, the X30 offers a wide variety of new features and the award-winning image quality that the FUJIFILM X series is best known for. The stylish body is crafted from durable, lightweight die cast magnesium alloy with a tilting 3” premium clear LCD monitor (920K-dot), an EXR Processor II (for high speed and low noise) and a 12MP 2/3” X-Trans CMOS II sensor. The X30 offers increased battery performance, a Real Time Viewfinder (with a magnification of 0.65x) and a display lag time of 0.005seconds.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Aug 26, 2014 0 comments

Manfrotto is just added two new models to their popular tripod lineup: the 535 Single Leg tripod (MVT535AQ) and the Hi-Hat tripod (MVT535HH). The Hi-Hat tripod was designed for low-level or ground shooting, slider support and tabletop applications. Crafted from strong, durable aluminum, both models are easy to use and ideal for videographers. 

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Aug 25, 2014 0 comments

Pelican is now offering 3 new models of safety-approved headlights. They are crafted from lightweight (just over 3 ounces), durable, water and weather resistant polymer. Ideal for night photography, these hands free lights are easy to use and inexpensive to operate, powered by 3 AAA batteries (included). 

 

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Aug 25, 2014 0 comments

This kit was created with the (studio or location) strobist photographer in mind and it features a Manfrotto Nanopole stand, a Snap Tilthead and a convenient carrying case. The Nanopole is a two-in-one device—built to be stable, lightweight and strong.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Aug 21, 2014 0 comments

We’ve seen a lot of silly self-promotion videos from photographers before, but nothing quite as goofy as Chris Bauer’s “Male Photographer of the Year” spoof on YouTube.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Aug 21, 2014 0 comments

Kodak Alaris has announced that—due to a steady decline in sales and customer usage—it is discontinuing the popular Kodak Professional BW400CN film.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Aug 21, 2014 0 comments

With the photokina show in Germany still a month away, Leica Camera has jumped the gun and announced its latest rangefinder. Based on the popular M version, the stylish and lightweight Leica M-P shares many similar features with that model but with a few new additions.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Aug 20, 2014 0 comments

Metz has just launched the latest addition to its flash system lineup: the new Mecablitz 64 AF-1. Offering an impressive guide number of 64 (210 feet) at ISO 100/21˚, it has a large color touch display, an Automatic Flash mode with 12 f/stops, a Manual Flash mode with 25 partial light levels and a Remote TTL mode.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Aug 20, 2014 0 comments

Ilford Photo recently confirmed reports that there are no plans to discontinue production of their XP2 SUPER film. The product is in free supply globally from Ilford Photo distributors and retailers.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Aug 20, 2014 0 comments

There’s going to be a ton of new photo gear arriving soon from most of the major imaging companies, some of which may blow your mind. How do I know this? Well, aside from a few sneak peeks of upcoming photo products I’ve seen under NDAs (Non-Disclosure Agreements) recently but can’t tell you about yet, it’s mostly an educated guess.

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