Tamarkin Auctions will be having an exciting auction on December 8, 2013 including many extremely rare and interesting items. Featured will be a Leica M4-2 Safari outfit, a prototype which was not eventually manufactured by Leica, a mint Leica M4 KE-7A with a mis-engraving, two 50mm Noctilux f1.2 lenses, E. Leitz Canada prototypes lenses, a grey Leica IIIc(K), rare Nikon rangefinder reflex housings, and much, much more.
The new size is made specifically for printing 8” x 12” images, which are native to full-frame sensor digital cameras. This type of camera, which has become more popular over time, creates image files in the 2:3 aspect ratio. This ratio produces image files that are 4x6, 8x12, 12x18, and up. 9” x 13” sheets are convenient because they allow photographers to print a full un-cropped 8" x 12" image with a slight border on all sides, perfect for matting and framing.
Red River Paper offers 9” x 13” sheets in glossy, luster, satin, matte, and fine art inkjet paper surfaces. Boxes range from 20 sheets to 50 sheets and start at just $19.99.
The new 300gsm Polar Pearl Metallic Plus offers the proven benefits of the original 255gsm weight Polar Pearl Metallic with a more professional weight, thickness and feel. Photographers will discover amazing results from this truly unique inkjet paper that closely matches the look of photo lab metallic prints. Polar Pearl Metallic features the same aspects as its lab equivalent - a high gloss finish and a pearlescent base stock that yields an elegant iridescence. This paper is compatible with any inkjet printer and requires no special equipment, inks, or finishing techniques to achieve the metallic effect.
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.
Redrock Micro launched the new ultraCage DSLR and ultraBase support for video-enabled DSLR cameras. The ultraCage DSLR has been called an essential accessory for converting the DSLR camera body into a movie-making production powerhouse.
Video DSLRs have arrived as legitimate filmmaking tools. Groundbreaking cameras like the Canon 5D MKIII and the new Nikon D800 deliver advanced movie features and outstanding results. However, the form factor of DSLRs severely limits the stability of shots and the ability to adapt accessories that are commonplace for high-quality filmmaking. Redrock products have evolved along with DSLRs and now offer the best solutions for shooting high quality movies with DSLR rigs.
The Nielsen Photo Group (NPG) announced today that registration for its PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo -- October 24-27, 2012 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City -- is now open. Celebrating its 30th year of bringing continuing education, emerging technology, and photographers and image-makers together, PhotoPlus Expo 2012 continues a tradition of creating opportunities for attendees to explore new visions for the future.
The educational conference begins on Wednesday, October 24 when Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) presents WPPI University, a one-day series of seminars designed to sharpen creative and business skills for photographers who want to break out on their own. The WPPI University conference pass ($99 online/$139 onsite) includes access to eight seminars featuring tips, techniques, and insight to marketing your brand, promoting your services, and building a successful photography business.
After a bidding battle between two collectors the auction highlight, a rare Leica MP2 from 1958 with a starting price of 80,000 EUR, was sold for incredible 402,000 EUR (incl. premium). A private collector from Asia now owns the most expensive Leica camera ever sold at an auction! The WWII Leica Reporter was also able to multiply its starting price – opening for 70,000 EUR it was sold for a staggering 180,000 EUR incl. premium!
Ricoh Co., Ltd. announced the GR DIGITAL IV digital camera, the successor model to the GR DIGITAL III, which offers enhanced Quick Shooting capability and image quality.
Ricoh has introduced a Hybrid AF System and an Image-sensor-shift Image Stabilization Function, which makes use of Ricoh's independently developed external AF sensor, and a 3-inch, approximately 1.23 million-dot VGA LCD monitor for heightened outdoor visibility. The addition of an electronic level that can detect inclination in the tilt direction, as well as the conventional horizontal direction also improves operability. Moreover, the inclusion of Dynamic Range Compensation makes it possible to shoot subjects in backlit or high-contrast scenes in the way the eye sees them, and Interval Composite, which can combine images shot at a certain shooting interval, advances the camera's expressive capabilities.
Ricoh Co., Ltd. announced the development and release of RICOH LENS A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5, the fifth camera unit in the GXR interchangeable unit camera system.
First introduced in December 2009, the GXR is a revolutionary interchangeable unit camera system in which lenses can be changed by mounting camera units that integrate lens, image sensor, and image processing engine into a single unit.
ExpoImaging, Inc. announced availability of Rogue Gels, the newest addition to its Rogue Photographic Design line of products. Rogue Gel Kits offer photographers a choice of 20 dynamic color and correction filters to help create dramatic and theatrical lighting. Each kit includes a combination of 14 color effects gels, 5 color correction gels, and 1 diffusion gel inside a compact storage pouch with quick reference dividers to keep the gels safe and organized.