Tamron USA, Inc. announced that
its new zoom lens, SP AF200-500mm F/5-6.3 Di LD (IF), won the prestigious Hot1
award. The 2004 Hot1 Awards were the biggest ever, with over 200 total entries
in more than 40 categories. This was the sixth consecutive year for the awards,
and the contest has grown in popularity and prestige in each year of its existence.
The awards are designed to evaluate and honor top-grade products for the professional
photography market. Professional Photographer magazine holds an open entry period
during which companies voluntarily enter products in various categories, providing
all pertinent product information directly. Professional Photographer editors
then audit the categories, make any necessary adjustments or changes, and submit
all the information to the panel of expert judges.
The Hot1 judging panel is made up of working professional photographers. These
photographers are selected for their specific knowledge of certain market segments
and asked to vote on product categories that fall within their area of expertise.
The judges are all respected professionals, well recognized in the industry.
To maintain the highest level of fairness, none of the judges are employed by
Professional Photographer magazine. For a variety of reasons, Professional Photographer
does not disclose the identity of the judges, though individual judges may chose
to identify themselves during the judging process. A plurality of votes determines
the winner of a category.
Tamron's new super telephoto zoom lens began shipping this August. The new high-performance
Di model has a telephoto range of 500mm and is a proud new addition to the Tamron
SP-series. Featuring such accessories as a filter effect controller (FEC), which
enables easy control of the PL filter even when a hood is attached, and a detachable
tripod mount, the lens comes equipped with everything necessary for capturing
quality sports and wildlife photographs. In addition, to meet the needs of this
dual-format world (silver-halide and digital), the optical system of the lens
is designed to provide optimum performance when used with the latest digital
SLR cameras that are becoming more popular than ever.
Tamron USA, Inc. announced that Jude Wolpert was selected by Tamron judges
to attend Barnstorm XVII: The Eddie Adams Workshop this October. Tamron will
pay Wolpert's travel expenses as well as room and board fees so that she may
attend the tuition-free workshop.
X-Rite Photo Marketing has announced Pulse™ ColorElite System, an innovative,
highly accurate, and portable color measurement solution, X-Rite Pulse ColorElite
pairs new color measurement technology with innovative software to offer a complete
color management solution for the professional photography market.
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Hardigg Cases has announced the release of the new iM2975 Storm Case. The iM2975's
deeper design gives access to a larger volume of equipment and is designed to
protect against moisture, dust, sand and extreme temperatures. These cases are
constructed from Hardigg's HPX resin and are rugged, lightweight, water-resistant,
dent-resistant, are virtually unbreakable and are guaranteed for life.
Paint Shop Pro 9 and Paint Shop Pro Studio. Some of you wanted more power,
some of you wanted a Paint Shop Pro that was fun and easy to use. What's
a software company to do? We made both! Paint Shop Pro 9 provides incredible
power, customized scripting, highly personalized workspace options, and
extra juice for photo editing, digital art, and graphics. Paint Shop Pro
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a leading provider of inks, media, and related products to the printing,
photography, graphic arts, and other allied industries, has introduced
the Daylight Darkroom digital black & white printing system, providing
photographers what they have long desired-- the ability to accurately
mirror traditional darkroom techniques, including silver halide printing,
with digital images and an inkjet printer. The complete Lyson Daylight
Darkroom System consists of: