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.
Kaitlyn Betz of Owego, NY, was the first photographer to win a personal portfolio critique session with one of Sigma Corporation of America’s four US-based Sigma Pros. The camera and lens manufacturer kicked off its “Our Pros, Your Photos” program as part of its 50th anniversary celebration, which also features monthly product giveaways, videos about the company and its products, advice from Sigma Pros, links to social media channels, and photo-sharing and tagging via Flickr.
Until the end of the 2011, LaserSoft Imaging will offer a free upgrade to SilverFast 8 to all customers who will purchase or have purchased a copy of SilverFast version 6.6 after June 1st. This offer is naturally also valid for SilverFast versions bundled with a scanner device or purchased from a dealer. Any SilverFast software purchased prior to June 1st will benefit from significant pricebreaks of up to 50% when upgrading from an earlier SilverFast version to SilverFast 8.
Simply Color Lab, Inc. announces its new line of 100% digital photos – Simply VIVID Prints. With bolder, more vibrant colors, the new line brings professional photographers a better, faster, less-expensive alternative to traditional prints. And have the added benefit of being eco-friendly.
Simply Color Lab, Inc., which provides print services to professional photographers including canvas, paper prints, and press-printed products, will be adding to their paper prints line with Simply Vivid™ Prints. This new line of prints utilizes state-of-the-art printing processes and inks that allow the most bold, vibrant colors available in the industry. The larger color gamut and digital process offers better consistency and color accuracy and allows photographers to more accurately represent what was actually photographed without compromising color range as in the past.
Simply Color Lab, Inc. is adding to its color lab division with Simply MetalTM Prints and Standouts. The company, which provides print services including canvas, paper prints and press-printed products to professional photographers, guarantees the new lines of Fine Art Prints are produced with the same top-of-line quality that Simply Color Lab’s clients have come to expect.
At Photokina, Sinar will introduce a new high-resolution multishot
digitalback with 48.8 Megapixel. Complementing the eVolution75 H, which is in wide use in the
market, the eVolution86 H features a CCD sensor with a significantly higher number of pixels. This
50% increase, when used with appropriate lenses, clearly enhances the image quality. The 50%
increase in pixels readily permits prints with 300 dpi at 19 ½ x 27 ½ inches.
Produced in Switzerland by Swiss Engineers, the Sinar lanTec camera features controls for image management that are integrated into the camera. The camera movements can be used with the entire range of dedicated Sinaron Digital CEF lenses. The shift range is set effortlessly up to 20mm left and right – and this effectively increases the virtual area of your CCD making new image aspect ratios in the process for larger, more detailed files.
Sinar Photography AG introduces the Sinar p-slr, the professional attachment for 35mm SLR cameras to Sinar view cameras.
The Sinar p-slr was designed especially for photographers who would like to combine the convenience of digital single lens reflex cameras with the advantages and quality characteristics of a Sinar view camera. Exact control of perspectives and selective sharpness - the most important creative tools in photography - can be set and evaluated precisely on a view camera.
When using a long, fast telephoto or zoom lens, it can be almost impossible to hand hold your equipment and frame images. To insure your images are sharp, you need a sturdy tripod and a rugged gimbal head like the Sirui PH-20 Gimbal Head, distributed by Argraph. The Sirui PH-20 Gimbal Head makes your heavy camera and lens system fast-handling and weightless! Attach the lens to the PH-20 and you can smoothly and precisely track fast moving subjects, pre-set your composition or be ready for unexpected photo opportunities.