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DxO Labs
Data for 8 new cameras available on dxomark.com
DxO Labs December 11, 2009 – DxO Labs announces today the publication of detailed RAW-based image quality data and DxOMark Sensor rankings on its popular www.dxomark.com website for a range of Canon, Nikon, Pentax and Sony digital cameras, including some of the latest models in the advanced compact and DSLR categories.

Epson Offers Free Printing App
For Apple iPhone and iPod Touch Users
Epson Offers Free Printing AppLONG BEACH, Calif., Dec. 14, 2009 – Epson America Inc. today announced its free, easy-to-use iPrint photo printing app for iPhone and iPod touch is now available on the App Store. The app lets users print wirelessly on Epson network capable printers including the Artisan® 810, Artisan 710 and WorkForce® 610, to name a few. The Epson iPrint App is a great enhancement for printing any photo from an iPhone or iPod touch.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8 Lens
Also new TC-20E III Teleconverter
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8 LensMELVILLE, N.Y. (Dec. 9, 2009) – Nikon Inc. today announced two new NIKKOR optics that deliver the pinnacle of image quality for professional photographers who demand super telephoto capabilities. The new, fast aperture AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II super telephoto lens and AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III deliver images with stunning edge-to-edge sharpness and clarity throughout the frame. Continued refinements and new technologies such as Vibration Reduction (VR) II and optimized autofocus (AF) modes in the lens enhance functionality and improve performance for discerning FX and DX-format digital SLR photographers.

Pentax 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro lens
Features weather-resistant construction
Pentax 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro lens GOLDEN, COLORADO (December 9, 2009)…PENTAX Imaging Company has announced the smc PENTAX D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8 WR lens designed for use with PENTAX digital SLR cameras. Combining a high-quality exterior finish with PENTAX-original weather-resistant construction, this new macro lens is especially useful for the demands of outdoor photography.

DxO Optics Pro v6.1
Adds support for more cameras
DxO Optics Pro v6.1December 9, 2009 – DxO Labs is pleased to announce the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v6.1 for Windows that adds RAW support for 3 new cameras - the Canon EOS 7D and PowerShot G11, and the Nikon D3000.

Sigma's New 17-70mm
Adds unique, anti-shake technology
Sigma's New 17-70mm RONKONKOMA, N.Y., Dec. 4, 2009 – Sigma Corporation (www.sigmaphoto.com), a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, is pleased to announce its newly upgraded 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM lens.

Olympus and Panasonic Firmware Update
For Five Micro Four Thirds Lenses
Olympus and Panasonic Firmware Update Today Olympus and Panasonic are pleased to announce firmware updates for the five Panasonic Micro Four Thirds Lenses that will improve their performance with Micro Four Thirds cameras. All five of these lenses can be upgraded through the latest versions of Olympus Master or Olympus Studio when attached to an Olympus PEN E-P1 or E-P2 camera body.

onOne Software Plug-in Suite 5 for Adobe Photoshop
Now Available
onOne Software Plug-in Suite 5 for Adobe Photoshop Portland, OR– November 25, 2009 – onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of innovative, time  saving solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers, today announced the immediate availability of Plug-in Suite 5 for Adobe Photoshop. Designed to solve the most common problems facing photographers in the areas of color correction, enlarging, masking and professional photographic effects, the Plug-in Suite 5 combines full versions of six essential software tools in one affordable package: FocalPoint 2, PhotoTune 3, PhotoFrame 4.5 Professional Edition, PhotoTools 2.5 Professional Edition, Genuine Fractals 6 Professional Edition and MaskPro 4.

Mpix New Boutique Packaging
Just in time for the holidays
Mpix New Boutique Packaging Effective today, all Boutique Packaging orders will ship in our new classy cream boxes. Your prints come wrapped in French vanilla tissue paper for another layer of protection. Each package is wrapped with a rich chocolate brown grosgrain bow. Unlike the previous program, all packages will ship in boxes – no envelopes. The cost of the new packaging is $7.00.

Sigma Student Photography Scholarship
Now accepting applications
Sigma Student Photography ScholarshipRONKONKOMA, NY--(Marketwire - November 19, 2009) - Sigma Corporation of America (www.sigmaphoto.com), a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the company's first-ever scholarship contest.

ZipShot Tripod
ZipShot TripodThe new Tamrac ZipShot tripod springs into action in seconds, so you can capture great shots and never miss another photo opportunity. Weighing just 11 ounces and measuring 15 inches high, the ZipShot can be taken practically anywhere and quickly attaches to the handles of camera bags or luggage. ZipShot features an adjustable ballhead, which allows you to position the camera at virtually any angle. It's versatile and will hold most SLRs, compact cameras and small camcorders weighing less than 3 pounds.

Adobe Announces New Release Candidates
Camera Raw, Lightroom and DNG Converter
Adobe Announces New  Release CandidatesAdobe today announced the Photoshop Camera Raw 5.6, Lightroom 2.6 and DNG Converter 5.6 Release Candidates, available for immediate download on Adobe Labs. The term 'release candidate' means this update is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing to provide the highest quality experience for customers working on a variety of hardware and software configurations.

Olympus E-P2
New 12.3-megapixel PEN features HD video
Olympus E-P2CENTER VALLEY, Pa., November 5, 2009 – Less than six months after launching the groundbreaking PEN E-P1 Micro Four Thirds camera, Olympus proves that evolutionary change can happen incredibly fast by releasing the E-P2 with even more power and performance. The new PEN, like the E-P1, is the world’s smallest 12.3-megapixel interchangeable lens system with In-body Image Stabilization. It blends the high-quality still images like that of a DSLR with High Definition (HD) video, stereo Linear PCM audio recording and In-Camera Creativity inside an ultra-portable body. Along with several new features, and eight in-camera Art Filters that can be applied to still images and HD videos, the result is mighty powerful and creative.

Olympus Adds Two New Zoom Lenses
Designed for micro four thirds system
Olympus Adds Two New Zoom Lenses CENTER VALLEY, Pa., November 5, 2009 – Olympus announces today that it will introduce two new Micro Four Thirds System lenses in the first half of 2010. The new super wide-angle zoom M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 lens (18-36mm equivalent) and high-power wide to telephoto zoom M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 lens (28-300mm equivalent) offer amazing optical performance in an extraordinarily compact and lightweight design that translates into taking your PEN camera anywhere for DSLR-quality images and unmatched freedom and creativity.

DxO Optics Pro 6
Sets new bar for high ISO RAW conversion
 DxO Optics Pro 6 November 3, 2009 - DxO Labs is pleased to announce the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro version 6, its award-winning software solution for demanding photographers. This new version provides the best-ever images from extreme ISO shots and further extends optical fault correction, while increasing both accessibility and productivity.

DxO Optics Pro 6
Sets new bar for high ISO RAW conversion
 DxO Optics Pro 6 November 3, 2009 - DxO Labs is pleased to announce the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro version 6, its award-winning software solution for demanding photographers. This new version provides the best-ever images from extreme ISO shots and further extends optical fault correction, while increasing both accessibility and productivity.

Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2/35
Fits all Canon EOS cameras
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2/35 Thornwood, NY – A squirrel nimbly scampers along a moss-covered tree trunk. It has made a promising discovery amongst the fallen leaves of an oak tree. A deer emerges from the half darkness of the woods. A photographer documents the winter preparations of various woodland creatures. This requires a versatile, high-speed, easy to use lens that produces razor-sharp images of the details and the entire scenery.

onOne Software Plug-in Suite 5
Suite offers six essential tools
onOne Software Plug-in Suite 5 Portland, OR– October 27, 2009 – onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of innovative, timesaving solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers, today announced Plug-in Suite 5 for Adobe Photoshop. Designed to solve the most common problems facing photographers in the areas of color correction, enlarging, masking and professional photographic effects, the Plug-in Suite 5 combines full versions of six essential software tools in one affordable package: FocalPoint 2, PhotoTune 3, PhotoFrame 4.5 Professional Edition, PhotoTools 2.5 Professional Edition, Genuine Fractals 6 Professional Edition and MaskPro 4.

onOne Software PhotoTune 3
Features all-new correction engine and advanced controls
onOne Software PhotoTune 3 Portland, OR– October 27, 2009 – onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of innovative, time saving solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers, today announced PhotoTune 3, an Adobe Photoshop plug-in for optimizing digital photos. The improved PhotoTune Wizard walks new users through the optimizing process in as little as two steps with no need to understand color theory or complex controls like levels or curves. PhotoTune 3 also offers access to advanced adjustments for pro users who want more control. A powerful feature of PhotoTools 3 is SkinTune, which can color correct portraits in just one click, with the option to correct just the skin in an image. PhotoTune 3 works as a Smart Filter in Photoshop allowing Photoshop Lightroom 2 users to open their images as Smart Objects giving them the ability to work in a non-destructive manner and the flexibility to go back and make changes later should they decide to.

onOne Software FocalPoint 2
Create realistic depth of field after the shoot
onOne Software FocalPoint 2 Portland, OR– October 27, 2009 – onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of innovative, time saving solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers, today announced FocalPoint 2, an Adobe Photoshop plug-in for simulating depth-of-field and selective focus. With FocalPoint 2 photographers can create realistic selective focus, depth-of-field and vignette effects that help focus attention on an area of an image in an easy to use plug-in. Photographers can create an authentic out-of-focus look with aperture shaped highlights with the new blur algorithm that accurately matches the blur a real lens would create. To assist photographers in getting the most out of FocalPoint 2, new lens presets are included that simulate desirable fast aperture lenses that cost 10 times more than FocalPoint 2. By popular demand from customers, FocalPoint 2 supports multiple FocusBugs that let photographers create multiple areas of focus or create complex depth-of-field looks. Finally, there is a new FocusBrush that allows for detailed painting in of the new blur effect in an image for those who want ultimate focus control.



 
 

 
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