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Dan Havlik  |  Sep 08, 2014  |  0 comments

A venerable brand in medium format photography has announced a long-awaited new system: the new 50-megapixel, CMOS sensor-based Leaf Credo 50. The Leaf Credo 50 was unveiled by Mamiya Leaf this morning, 14 years after the CMOS-based 6MP Leaf C-MOST digital back was announced at photokina 2000.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 08, 2014  |  0 comments

Due to its wonderfully quirky nature, photographers love experimenting with Lomo film-based toy cameras. Unlike the images produced by its more high tech digital and film cousins, a quirky Lomo produces shots with a certain style and character.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 05, 2014  |  0 comments

The International Center of Photography (ICP) and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum have embarked upon a unique project to make photographer Roman Vishniac’s (1897-1990) archive available to the public and the research community. Developing an innovative digital database to help facilitate access to this vast archive that is known to contain 40,000 objects and spans more than 60 years. The ICP and the Museum are pleased to invite scholars, students and families to explore the archive and to contribute their own family stories.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 03, 2014  |  0 comments

Along with the two new lens cameras announced this morning, Sony has just unveiled a super small POV (point-of-view) camera: the Action Cam Mini, model HDR-AZ1. The Action Cam Mini is clearly designed to compete with the popular GoPro camera models that have dominated the POV market.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 03, 2014  |  0 comments

WD has just introduced the new My Passport Wireless, a Wi-Fi-connected external hard drive that lets photographers save and access their photos on the go via their laptops, tablets, or smartphones without needing to bring along a tangle of cords. If you want to transfer larger amounts of image data, My Passport Wireless also has a high speed USB 3.0 connection.WD has just introduced the new My Passport Wireless, a Wi-Fi-connected external hard drive that lets photographers save and access their photos on the go via their laptops, tablets, or smartphones without needing to bring along a tangle of cords. If you want to transfer larger amounts of image data, My Passport Wireless also has a high speed USB 3.0 connection.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 03, 2014  |  0 comments

The Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College has announced its new exhibit titled: Andy Warhol’s Photo-Aesthetic and Beyond—on view from September 11 to November 1, 2014. The museum’s large collection of Warhol art (including the famous Campbell’s Soup and Electric Chair photo-silkscreen prints), recent gifts from the Andy Warhol Foundation and loans from other collections will be at the heart of this event.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 03, 2014  |  0 comments

Corel introduced PaintShop Pro X7 and PaintShop Pro X7 Ultimate today, which are the latest editions to the company's line of professional quality image-editing and design software. The new imaging software features Magic Fill, which provides content aware editing that works with your favorite selection tools. With the tool, you can erase any unwanted elements in your photo and replace them seamlessly with content that matches the background, even if it is textured or varied.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 03, 2014  |  0 comments

Think Tank Photo’s just released a new accent color—a subtle crosshatch weave of heathered grey—to its popular Mirrorless Mover bag collection. Designed exclusively to fit today’s smaller mirrorless compact system cameras, this collection offers photographers top quality materials and superior craftsmanship. 

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 03, 2014  |  0 comments

Sony just expanded its lens-style camera line with the new 30x zooming DSC-QX30 and the E-mount interchangeable lens ILCE-QX1 models. The odd-looking devices combine compact lenses and image sensors into one hybrid unit and are designed to be clipped over your smart phone for better image quality when snapping mobile photos.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 02, 2014  |  0 comments

Crafted from type II hard anodized aluminum, Pelican’s durable ProGear (2380R) rechargeable LED flashlight weighs just 6.6 ounces and offers 3 modes: High (305 lumens), Low (30 lumens) and Strobe. Ideal for night photography and various other uses, it is powered by an efficient lithium ion battery allowing it to shine bright for 3 hours and 30 minutes in High mode or up to 25 hours in Low mode. 

Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 02, 2014  |  0 comments

Canon announced today it is commemorating the 80th anniversary of its very first camera: the Kwanon. Initially produced in prototype form in 1934, the Kwanon was Japan’s first 35mm focal-plane-shutter camera.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 02, 2014  |  0 comments

If you’re looking for a way to power up Photoshop, you might want to consider Perfect Photo Suite 9, a plug-ins package unveiled today by onOne Software. We reviewed Perfect Photo Suite 8.5, last month and liked this photo editing and effects app quite a bit. Version 9 of the Suite, which will be available in late October 2014, adds a number of new features and upgrades including faster Raw image previews, re-editable image files, and improved selection tools.

George Schaub  |  Aug 29, 2014  |  0 comments

The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) member magazines recently convened for their General Assembly to vote for the best photo and imaging products launched by the industry in the last 12 months. The voting took place during the General Assembly that was held in spring, 2014, in Vancouver, Canada.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Aug 29, 2014  |  0 comments

Photoville is New York City’s premier free photo destination. This innovative modular venue is made from re-purposed shipping containers and is host to various photography exhibits, outdoor photo installations, seminars, workshops and night-time multimedia shows. This year, the International Center of Photography (ICP) is pleased to announce a series of events for Photoville—held on September 18 to 28, 2014 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. It will feature the immersive exhibit titled CALL + RESPONSE + RESPONSE as well as 2 ICP photography workshops. 

Cynthia Boylan  |  Aug 28, 2014  |  0 comments

Ricoh Imaging Americas Corp. just announced the launch of the new PENTAX K-S1 D-SLR camera. This model offers users a newly designed 20.12 megapixel CMOS image sensor (with a sensitivity of ISO 51200), an in-body shake reduction (SR) mechanism, an AA (Anti-Aliasing) filter simulator for moiré reduction, a 100 percent field of view glass pentaprism viewfinder (with a magnification of approximately 0.95) and 5.4 fps shooting at a fast 1/6000 shutter speed. 

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