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Staff Posted: Sep 21, 2009 0 comments

Pentax Imaging Company redefines the entry-level digital SLR category with the introduction of the K-x digital SLR.  This latest Pentax camera offers high-end features including Live View and HD video.  The K-x will be available in a choice of white or black, as well as special, limited edition red and navy. 

Priced at $599.95 USD (for body with DA L 18-55mm lens), the extremely compact and lightweight Pentax K-x features a one-handed shooting design and simple, easy-to-use operation, the K-x is perfect for users stepping up from a point and shoot digital camera to their first digital SLR.

The Pentax K-x offers photographic performance that challenges higher class DSLR models and offers several features that set this camera apart in the entry-level category:

  • High resolution 12.4 megapixel CMOS image sensor features sensor-shift Shake Reduction for stabilized image and video capture up to 4 stops max.
  • Large 2.7 inch LCD features Live View with contrast, phase difference, and Face Detection autofocus (up to 16 faces).
  • Widescreen HD video capture in full 720p resolution (1280x720) at 24 FPS cinematic frame rate, using any Pentax 35mm lens.
  • Creative processing and filter modes produce high quality finished images, while offering the ability to explore artistic freedom through unique special effects.
  • True High Dynamic Range (HDR) image capture blends 3 bracketed images into a single picture with outstanding shadow, highlight, and midrange detail.
  • Fast 4.7 FPS capture speed and 1/6000 second maximum shutter speeds are possible with the Pentax PRIME II image processing engine.
  • Powerful automatic modes, including Pentax Auto Picture and scene modes, ensure the perfect shot in any situation, while helping new photographers learn DSLR photography.
  • Responsive 11 point wide angle SAFOX VIII autofocus system focuses quickly and accurately, and can easily track moving subjects.
  • Captures up to 1900 shots with universally available, easy-to-find AA lithium batteries (also compatible with AA NiMH rechargeable and alkaline batteries).

Along with the K-x, Pentax announced the smc Pentax DA L 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED super-telephoto zoom lens.  This lens will be exclusive to a K-x Twin Lens Kit package consisting of a K-x body, this new lens and the smc Pentax DA L 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 lens.  The lightweight design of this
zoom lens offers the exceptional optical performance found in all Pentax lenses for super-telephoto photography with the K-x and other Pentax digital SLR camera bodies.

The Pentax  K-x (in black and white) will ship in October 2009 in three configurations: options: 

  • K-x single lens kit with body and an smc Pentax DA L 18-55mm lens for USD $649.95.
  • K-x twin lens kit for $749.95 including a K-x body, the smc Pentax DA L 18-55mm lens and the smc Pentax DA L 50-200mm zoom lens.
  • K-x twin lens kit for $849.95 including a K-x body, the smc Pentax DA L 18-55mm lens and the smc Pentax DA L 55-300mm zoom lens.

www.Pentax.com

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Staff Posted: Nov 03, 2008 0 comments

The Mamiya DL28 Digital Camera System offers 28 Megapixels with a large
sensor with a pixel size of 7.2 microns, producing images with
unmatched richness and color accuracy, low noise, and striking
highlight and shadow detail. Its 3.5-inch (diagonal) screen is said to be the
largest in the industry and offers a bright, high-contrast touch
screen that is ideal for outdoor or indoor work.
The DL28 marries the professionally proven Mamiya camera system to the
innovative 28 megapixel Aptus-II 6 Digital Back from Leaf - a system
capable of unrivaled performance, image quality and value. The 645AFD
III body has a new coreless motor for faster, more accurate
autofocusing and an enhanced interface system that provides total
communication between the camera, lens and digital back. The 645AFD
III and Leaf Aptus-II 6 Digital Back work as an integral unit so
you'll never miss the action.

With 16-bit capture, 12 stop dynamic range and an ISO range of 50-800,
the Mamiya DL28 is a full featured professional digital solution that
allows photographers to focus on creating the image and not worrying
about the technology. The 28 MP back provides raw files of 53Mb, and
16 bit TIFF files in excess of 159 Mb - ensuring that you'll have the
information needed for virtually any size reproduction.

Compact flash media storage makes it easy to shoot untethered on
location or in the studio. You can also use the included firewire
cable and Leaf Capture 11.2 software to shoot directly to your
computer. And the latest Leaf Capture software allows other people -
in the field or in the studio - to view your creativity on their
iPhones as you continue shooting!

The Mamiya DL28 will be available November 2008.
MAP price is $14,999.

www.mamiya.com...

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Staff Posted: May 26, 2009 0 comments

Fantasea Line is pleased to announce that the new Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS/ IXUS 95 IS digital camera is comaptible with Fantasea's FSD-770 housing. The FSD-770 housing, depth rated to 60 meters/200 feet, is fully functional, providing photographers  access to all camera functions. Fantasea's new compact housing design and improved construction ensures easy handling and accurate access to camera functions through the critical placement of push-button controls. The Fantasea FSD-770 housing has a double O-ring seal on all controls, anti-glare hood over LCD screen, removable flash diffuser and a 46mm threaded lens port.

The FSD-770 housing is ideal for outdoor and underwater photographers' needs. Underwater photographers can dive or snorkel and capture all the excitement of this fascinating world, while outdoor photographers also have the option of capturing the action of such activities as white water and paddle sports, sailing and boating, surfing, fishing, hunting, backpacking and camping. The FSD-770 protects the Coolpix camera from water, sand, dust, and other damaging elements.

www.fantasea.com

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Staff Posted: Nov 18, 2009 0 comments

ACD Systems International Inc. unveiled ACDSee Pro 3, a new version of its leading digital image management software that retains the same fast and flexible features photographers rely upon and incorporates an enhanced user experience that delivers professional level workflow tools at a tremendous value.

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Staff Posted: Aug 04, 2008 0 comments

In this DVD, acclaimed glamour photographer Jason Cole takes you on a journey
behind the scenes into the world of the professional glamour photographer. Jason
has photographed glamour for some of the biggest Australian glamour magazines,
including FHM and Ralph Magazine. This instructional DVD is a hands-on DVD and
takes you behind the camera on location. You learn all about basic and advanced
lighting setups, instructing and interacting with the models, setting up shoots
for magazine submissions and a lot of smaller things along the way that make
for a much more polished photo. Six months in the making, the DVD covers a studio
shoot, a location shoot (garage -- mechanic type theme) and two beach locations
under different shooting conditions.

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Staff Posted: Dec 12, 2008 0 comments

XOTOTPRO Photographic Equipment Ltd. introduces the QMM1 macro flash mount system and TUMAX macro twin flash units. The QMM1 is a new macro twin flash mount system designed to give flash support that is flexible, compact and easy-to-use. It can be either hand-held or mounted on a tripod. The QMM1 has a sturdy base plate machined from aircraft grade aluminum that can hold up to years of use. It has a 1/4-20 camera screw in the base plate that can mount almost any digital SLR camera.

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Staff Posted: Jul 01, 2009 0 comments

Tamron USA, Inc. announced the re-launch of its website designed to make the navigation of its wealth of learning materials and access to product information easier for new and returning visitors.

The most popular section of the website after the top-selling product pages is Tamron’s Learning Center.

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Staff Posted: Aug 28, 2008 0 comments

JOBO AG announces the addition of a new elegantly styled 15-inch digital picture
frame to the growing JOBO family of digital picture frames. When turned on, the
new JOBO Mirage L beautifully showcases digital images on its 15-inch real glass
display. When turned off, the JOBO Mirage L functions as an elegant mirror whether
placed on a table or desk or mounted to a wall. In addition to high style, the
new Mirage L features 1GB of internal memory capable of storing up to 4,000 pictures.
This new digital picture frame is designed to keep memories alive by showcasing
digital pictures in an automatic slideshow presentation giving precious digital
memories new life. Additionally, this frame enables users to highlight their special
photographic moments and easily share them with family and friends. This new JOBO
digital picture frame features a 1024 x 768 pixel resolution with a contrast ratio
of 400:1. To view images on the display, users simply insert their camera's
media card into the frame to transfer the images to the frame's internal
memory or they can download digital image files from their PC or USB device such
as JOBO's line of image storage units onto the JOBO Mirage L via the included
USB OTG cable. This model features USB 2.0 high speed capability and supports
all popular memory cards such as CF, SD, MMC, MS and xD. Easy to use buttons on
the back of the frame support intuitive operation of all important functions.
Also included with this model is a wall mount kit and wireless remote control
unit for convenient operation from any location in a room. The JOBO Mirage L will
be available September 2008 for $359 MSRP.



www.jobo.com...

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Staff Posted: Jan 26, 2009 0 comments

HARMAN PHOTO, the digital brand of HARMAN technology Limited, has gained formal certification as to the archival properties of its professional inkjet papers. Four products within the range – the HARMAN PHOTO MATT FB Mp, HARMAN PHOTO MATT FB Mp WARMTONE, HARMAN PHOTO GLOSS FB AI and HARMAN PHOTO GLOSS FB AI WARMTONE – all secured permanence ratings of more 200 years* in tests recently concluded by Wilhelm Imaging Research (WIR). (Full test results can be viewed at www.wilhelm-research.com)

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Staff Posted: Aug 07, 2009 0 comments

WD (NYSE: WDC), the world’s leader in external storage solutions, today introduced its new 4 terabyte capacity My Book Studio Edition II dual-drive storage systems, which are designed to seamlessly work with Mac computers and provide an ideal blend of high performance and power conservation. The new My Book Studio Edition II dual-drive storage systems are available now at select retailers and the WD online store (www.shopwd.com).

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