The ExpressDigital DARKROOM line of photography workflow software products including DARKROOM Core, Professional and Assembly Editions have all been upgraded. Version 9.1 adds new features, new cameras and printers, and highly-requested improvements including Windows 7 compatibility.
Olympus announced a new flagship PEN camera designed for the hobbyist or advanced photographer. The Olympus PEN E-P3 delivers the world’s fastest AF speed, a huge selection of built-in creative features and an easy-to-use interface, all packaged in a classic, all-metal body with full-advanced controls. Two new M. Zuiko prime lenses also join the family of six MICRO Four Thirds lenses.
Museo Fine Art announced its entrance into the top coat market with the introduction of Museo Enhance clear coat solution. A cost-effective liquid laminate available in matte, satin or gloss finish, Museo Enhance protects water resistant canvases like the new Museo Artistry canvas from UV exposure, abrasion, marring, chemicals and water. The match component set of Museo Enhance with Museo Artistry canvas or Magiclée Torino 17M canvas, guarantees archivability of the finished product, not just of the canvas itself, for 100+ years*. Museo Enhance is also compatible with most water resistant canvases and micro-porous inkjet receptive substrates in the marketplace.
Delkin Devices began shipping the fastest SDXC UHS-I memory card in the world. The new 64GB 633X rated card is designed for streaming HD and 3D video applications where speed and capacity are imperative and is the fourth capacity to be added to their recently introduced family of UHS-I memory cards.
"As camcorders are moving towards flash memory storage and away from tape, we're simultaneously seeing a strong trend in videographers utilizing HD video capabilities in DSLRs," explains Marketing Manager, Anna Lopez. "Standard SD memory cards are more than fast enough for typical applications but not nearly fast enough to keep up with the large amount of data that HD video requires, particularly when shooting a feature film or longer movie clip. Our new 64GB Elite633 card is able to record at speeds up to 45 megabytes per second and read at speeds up to 95 megabytes per second which eliminates any pause to the recording process that users experience with slower cards."
Sigma Corporation of America is pleased to announce that its newly upgraded 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro lens is now available for the MSRP of $1,400.
The updated 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro lens now features Sigma’s own proprietary Optical Stabilizer (OS) technology, which allows for high-performance, handheld, close-up photography. The telephoto reach makes it a perfect lens for capturing images of insects and small creatures. Additionally, the wide maximum aperture combined with a short telephoto focal length make it very favorable for facial portraiture at lower magnification. A Special Low Dispersion (SLD) lens and one high refractive index SLD lens provide excellent corrections for all types of aberration and distortion.
“This lens is a fantastic addition to our extensive lineup of macro lenses,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “This is our fourth prime macro lens and the second of which that now includes our Optical Stabilization technology, which steadies the image for handheld use. This is yet another example of Sigma’s dedication to providing an array of unique lens that capture incredible imagery.”
HP announced a free, downloadable software application for the HP Designjet Z3200 Photo Printer series that enables professional photographers to generate large-format photo negatives for the production of high-quality, black and white silver halide photo prints.
The Nissin Group has introduced the new Nissin Di866 Mark II flash for Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras. This upgraded new model provides advanced features combined with the advantage of being simple to use.
Kirk Enterprises, Inc., recently introduced an exciting addition to their popular line of Action Grip DSLR handles. “First of all, we’ve redesigned the system to allow for a second cushioned handle,” stated Jeff Kirk, President of Kirk Enterprises. “Then, we crafted a Crossbar System to bridge the two handles. This offers an incredibly stable platform on which to mount a lighting system, microphone, video monitor, and everything in between,” added Kirk.
As part of Sigma Corporation of America’s 50th anniversary celebrations – as well as its commitment to supporting photographers and producing incredible imagery – the camera and lens manufacturer is inviting photographers to submit their portfolios to the “Our Pros, Your Photos” program for a chance to have their portfolios critiqued by Sigma Pros. All portfolios must be submitted by the extended deadline of July 5, 2011 for a chance to win one of four critique sessions that will be conducted from July to October.