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Canon Introduces A New iPhone App
New, Free Canon iPhone App Makes it Easy to Print PhotosLAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., October 14, 2009 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging, announced its free Easy Photo-Print App, which is now available on the App store. The Canon Easy Photo-Print App enables wireless photo printing from your iPhone or iPod touch to a compatible Canon PIXMA printer via a wireless network with a few simple taps.
Tamron Offers Rebates For Holidays
Purchasers can save $25October 15, 2009, Commack, NY—Tamron USA, Inc announced today a special mail-in rebate offer of $25 on its two newest lenses: SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR VC Di II LD Aspherical IF (model B005) and SP AF60mm F/2.0 Di II LD IF 1:1 Macro (model G005). The two new lenses are designed for APS-C size DSLRs and are available in Canon, Nikon and Sony (model G005 only) mounts. The rebate is valid on purchases of these lenses made by US residents at an authorized Tamron USA retailer from 10/15/09 through 12/31/09.
New full-frame DSLR features expanded ISO rangeMELVILLE, N.Y. (Oct. 14, 2009) – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the FX-format D3S D-SLR, providing professional photographers with a powerful tool that redefines the boundaries of digital SLR versatility, while maintaining the strength of superior image quality and high speed performance inherited from the groundbreaking D3. The D3S enables not only new opportunities in low-light photography, but also provides photographers with added shutter speed and aperture freedom with a base ISO sensitivity range from ISO 200 to a remarkable 12,800. Additionally, expanded ISO equivalent settings up to a staggering 102,400 are available, enabling photographers to create images previously thought impossible.
Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm
Designed for capturing extreme close-upsMELVILLE, N.Y. (Oct. 14, 2009) – Nikon Inc., today introduced the new medium telephoto AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR lens designed specifically for extreme close-up photography, yet perfectly suited for portrait, nature, and general imaging as well. Focusing as close as 0.9 ft., this new 85mm Micro lens allows photographers to capture breathtaking close-up images with life-size reproduction ratios up to 1:1, helping to ensure that even the subtlest of subject detail is reproduced faithfully. The new 85mm Micro NIKKOR lens, in conjunction with Nikon DX-format digital SLR cameras, renders a picture angle equivalent of approximately 127.5mm (in the 35mm or FX-format), providing a natural perspective along with a desirable and practical lens-to-subject working distance.
Olympus Class For Photo Enthusiasts
Attendees learn lighting, portraiture and macro photographyCENTER VALLEY, Pa., October 13, 2009 – Olympus is launching its latest in a series of photography classes for photo enthusiasts who are interested in elevating their skills to the next level, specifically in the areas of lighting, portraiture and macro photography. The half-day courses are scheduled at eight locations throughout the U.S., and are led by Olympus Technical Representatives, experts both in photography and Olympus products.
Epson Expands Compact Photo Printer Line
Introducing PicturMate CharmLONG BEACH, Calif., Oct. 13, 2009 – The ultimate companion in photo printing has arrived with the release of the affordable, portable Epson PictureMate Charm. Offering the same impressive features and results as previous models in the renowned PictureMate line, including superior photo quality, economical print costs, long-lasting prints, and powerful image enhancement tools, PictureMate Charm is the ideal solution for printing and sharing cherished memories at home or on the go.
Photoshop.com for iPhone
App brings photo tools and effects to iPhone usersSAN JOSE, Calif. - Oct. 9, 2009 - Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today introduced Photoshop.com Mobile for iPhone application, delivering Adobe industry-leading digital-imaging technology to users on the go. Photoshop.com Mobile provides consumers a convenient way to edit photos, apply effects and share images instantly with friends - all with the flick of a finger. Seamless integration with users' free Photoshop.com accounts enables photo sharing and data back-up, saving them valuable space on their iPhones. The application is available free of charge at Apple's App Store.
Photographer Irving Penn Dies
One of the 20th century’s most prolific fashion photographersMaster photographer Irving Penn was so far ahead of his time that many of his most important photographs came to be appreciated long after they were taken. With his passing this week at the age of 92, the photography world lost a legend.
Pentax Offers $100 Rebate
For K-7 DSLR Body and Lens KitsGOLDEN, CO (October 2, 2009)…PENTAX Imaging Company has announced a $100 INSTANT REBATE PROGRAM effective until October 31, 2009 on the K-7 body and three lens kit configurations. The award winning, weather and dust resistant PENTAX K-7 features 14.6 megapixels, a PRIME II engine processor, HD Video, Live View and Shake Reduction that works with every PENTAX lens ever produced. Consumers who purchase these products during this time period will benefit from instant savings on regular MAP/estimated retail pricing.
Enhancements to user interface similar to DP2Earlier today, Sigma Corporation announced the newest addition to the DP family, the Sigma DP1s. The Sigma DP1s is an improved version of the Sigma DP1, and both cameras contain a the same processor, 14-megapixel FOVEON X3 direct image sensor and lens with a focal length of 16.6mm F4 (35mm equivalent focal length is 28mm).
ACDSee Pro 3
New version offers photographers speed, flexibility and valueVICTORIA, British Columbia – Sept. 29, 2009 – ACD Systems International Inc.today 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.
Zeiss Distagon T* 2,8/21
An ultra-wide-angle lens with EF bayonetThornwood, NY – Dusk is falling in Manhattan, and a swarm of commuters on their way home are hurriedly crossing the street toward Grand Central Station. Behind them, the skyscrapers reflect the golden light of the setting sun. To capture this unique atmosphere, photographers need a fast wide-angle lens.
Wacom Adds Multi-Touch To Bamboo
Combines Multi-Touch and pen inputVancouver, WA – Sept. 24, 2009 – Wacom® today announced an exciting new computer input solution with the introduction of Multi-Touch in its new family of Bamboo tablets. Bamboo tablets are USB peripherals that deliver natural and intuitive input to desktop or laptop computer users. With the ultimate goal of creating harmony between humans and technology, Wacom combines Multi-Touch (finger-based input) with pen input to deliver an entirely new standard in human-computer interaction. “Multi-Touch provides a very natural and intuitive way for users to navigate and interact with applications,” said Dennis Hoff, senior consumer product manager for Wacom. “By combining Multi-Touch with our renowned pen technology, Bamboo provides users with a new computer input approach that is not only extremely flexible, but friendly, fresh and fun.”
Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 8
Available as standalones or bundleSAN JOSE, Calif. - Sept. 23, 2009 - Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 8 & Adobe Premiere® Elements 8 for Windows®, the highly anticipated new versions of the No. 1 selling consumer photo- and video-editing software*. Available as standalone products or as a single retail package, the bundle offers the most complete photo and video solution by seamlessly integrating two powerful, yet easy-to-use, products. With this landmark release, Adobe equips users with a completely enhanced Organizer, which serves as a feature-rich media hub for both photos and videos. From the Organizer, consumers can launch directly into Photoshop Elements 8 to create extraordinary photos or Premiere Elements 8 to effortlessly make incredible movies with new, automated features.
Pentax Announces K-x
Features Include HD Video and Live ViewGOLDEN, CO (September 16, 2009)… 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. And, since there’s no rule that SLR cameras must come in black only, the K-x will be available in a choice of white or black, as well as special, limited edition red and navy. Priced at $649.95 USD (for body with DA L 18-55mm lens), the extremely compact and lightweight PENTAX K-x forges ahead on the trail initiated by the popular PENTAX K2000. With 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.
Adobe Camera Raw 5.5 and Lightroom 2.5
Available for downloadAdobe today released final versions of Photoshop Camera Raw 5.5, Photoshop Lightroom 2.5 and DNG Converter 5.5, available immediately for download at www.adobe.com/downloads/updates. The updates add raw file support for five new popular camera models, including the Nikon D300s, Nikon D3000, Olympus E-P1, Panasonic DMC-FZ35 and Panasonic DMC-GF1.
Olympus Firmware Update
Enhances E-P1's functionalityToday Olympus is pleased to announce firmware updates for the Olympus E-P1 and the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 and M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm F2.8 lenses to improve focusing performance.
New Zeiss Lens For Canon
Distagon T* 3,5/18Thornwood, NY– Whether shooting the elegant lines of the Eiffel Tower or the vast expanses of the Grand Canyon, both situations require a lens field wide enough to reveal the unique and full dimensions of each image. With the new Distagon T* 3,5/18 from Carl Zeiss, EOS camera users now have an ultra-wide-angle lens at their disposal while benefiting from all the other optical qualities that ZEISS lenses are well-known for. The lens’s extremely wide 99°-angle view is suitable especially for full-frame sensor cameras, delivering an array of new creative possibilities. From landscape and architecture photography to advertising images, cameras equipped with the new Carl Zeiss wide-angle lens meticulously capture once-only moments and spectacular perspectives.
SanDisk Boosts Read/Write Speeds
Extreme Pro memory cardsMilpitas, Calif., Sept. 14, 2009 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), the global leader in flash memory cards, today introduced a new line of SanDisk Extreme® Pro™ CompactFlash® memory cards (http://tinyurl.com/mdjlmm), setting a new standard for fast, reliable, high-capacity memory cards designed for professional photographers. SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash cards feature a new SanDisk® Power Core Controller™, an advanced memory controller that enables lightning-fast read and write speeds of up to 90MB/s1, doubling the performance from previous SanDisk high-end camera memory cards. The cards are shipping worldwide now with storage capacities ranging from 16 gigabytes (GB)2 to 64GB.
Leica Camera AG Showcases New Cameras
Next generation inlcudes M9 and X1NEW YORK (September 9, 2009) – Leica Camera AG, manufacturer of the finest hand-crafted photographic equipment and sports optics, hosted a press conference today to announce the unveiling of two new photographic products and to introduce another to the market. Leica’s Chief Executive Officer Rudi Spiller, along with Director of Product Management Stefan Daniel, unveiled the LEICA M9, LEICA X1 and the previously announced LEICA S2, each heralded as the next evolution in Leica’s legendary history.