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Lenovo Releases New Mobile Workstation
Mobile Studio With Built-in Digitizer and Color CalibratorResearch Triangle Park, NC - August 12, 2008: Lenovo today introduced the ThinkPad W700, a 17-inch widescreen mobile workstation engineered with game-changing technologies and innovations to exceed the demands of the most data and graphics-intensive users. Lenovo brings the industry's first built-in digitizer and color calibrator to a mobile workstation and combines these innovations with first-in-market technologies such as new NVIDIA® Quadro FX mobile graphics and supporting the upcoming Intel® mobile quad core processor. Other features such as optional dual hard drives with RAID configurations, up to 8 GB of high speed DDR3 memory, a range of wireless connectivity options and excellent multimedia capabilities including an optional Blu-rayâ¢ DVD burner/player make the ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation the standard-bearer for power and performance in a mobile workstation.
Miller's Professional Imaging Announces 2008 Miller's Baby & Child Portrait Contest WinnersColumbia, MO - Miller's Professional Imaging, the leader in professional imaging labs, has announced the winners of the 6th Annual Miller's Baby & Child Portrait Contest. With the contest held online for the first time, close to 11,000 entries were submitted. A total of twenty-one winners were named, each receiving a 24x30" mounted studio sample of their winning portrait. Cash prizes, totaling $24,000, will be given to the families of the winning portraits. The portrait, "Stickin' Together," submitted by Lori Sweitzer of Marion, IL, was selected as the $5,000 Grand Prize winner.
New Contrast Enhancement Plug-inThe Plugin Site is proud to announce the release of ContrastMaster for Windows, a new product in the PhotoWiz series. ContrastMaster is a plugin for effective contrast enhancement as well as creating dramatic contrast looks, photorealistic paintings and HDR-like effects. It can turn low-contrast photos into vivid and detailed images and transforms ordinary photos into interesting and dynamic shots.
Digital Railroad Releases Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 2 Image & Metadata ExporterSEATTLE, August 6, 2008 - Digital Railroad, the leading provider of online archiving and marketing services for the professional photography industry, today announced the release of its plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 2. The plug-in enables DRR member photographers to quickly export images and metadata directly from Lightroom to their DRR-powered archive.
PictureCode Releases Noise Ninja plug-in for ApertureAustin, TX - August 5, 2008 - PictureCode today released the Noise Ninja plug-in for Aperture 2.1, Apple's groundbreaking photo editing and management software. The Noise Ninja plug-in allows Aperture users to take advantage of powerful technology to remove noise and grain from digital images without having to leave Aperture.
Olympus and Panasonic Announce New Micro Four Thirds System StandardOlympus Imaging Corporation (Olympus Imaging) and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Panasonic) today announced joint development of technologies and devices for the "Micro Four Thirds System standard," a new standard that extends the benefits of the Four Thirds System standard for interchangeable lens type digital camera systems by enabling dramatic reductions in size and weight. Under the terms of an agreement between the two companies, they will work jointly toward commercial production of significantly lighter and more compact interchangeable lens type digital camera systems.
Epson Announces Next Generation Multimedia Photo Viewers - The P-6000 and P-7000LONG BEACH, Calif. - Aug. 5, 2008 - Epson's long-standing relationship with professional photographers has inspired its engineers to create a powerful, new generation of multimedia photo viewers that push the boundaries of screen quality, security and portability. The new P-6000 and P-7000 bring the award-winning line to new heights with impressive hard drive capacities, faster download speeds and an advanced LCD screen with brilliant color precision. Whether on assignment in the tropics or the Arctic, the Epson P-6000 and P-7000 provide photographers with a compact, premium on-location back-up and viewing solution.
Tamron Announces the AF18-270MM Di II VC Ultra High Power Zoom LensJuly 30, 2008, Saitama City, Japan - Tamron Co., Ltd., under the leadership of Mr. Morio Ono, President, has announced the development of a unique ultra high power zoom lens-the Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO (Model B003), the first digital SLR lens in the world that delivers a remarkable zoom ratio of 15X (28-419mm equivalent) and is equipped with a highly effective Vibration Compensation (VC) mechanism. Designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras with APS-C sized image sensors, the new lens delivers outstanding image quality over its entire zoom range and its exclusive VC anti-shake system facilitates sharp handheld photography even at the longest telephoto settings.
X-Rite Delivers Limited Time 35% off i1XT Color ManagementBy calibrating all of your devices, including monitors, printers, and projectors, it's easier to achieve consistent color in a multimedia setup. The ability to create and edit color profiles ensures faithful reproduction and more control of your entire workflow.
Adobe Releases Photoshop Lightroom 2SAN JOSE, Calif. - July 29, 2008 - Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 software, the photographer's essential toolbox for managing, adjusting and presenting large volumes of digital photographs. With new enhancements such as dual-monitor support, radical advances in non-destructive localized image correction, and streamlined search capabilities, Lightroom 2 is a compelling upgrade that simplifies photography from shoot to finish. As Adobe's first application to support 64-bit for Mac OS X 10.5 Macintosh computers with Intel processors and Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit operating systems, Lightroom 2 also provides improved memory performance for dealing with large scale images.
Nikon Introduces Two New PC-E Micro Lenses
The New PC-E Micro NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED and PC-E Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D Lenses Continue Nikon’s Legacy of High-Quality Optics and DesignMELVILLE, N.Y. (July 1, 2008) - Nikon, Inc. today introduced the new PC-E Micro NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED and PC-E Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D lenses, expanding a series of lenses that allow photographers to effectively correct perspective and/or depth-of-field to push creative boundaries. These new Perspective Control (PC) lenses correct linear distortion in order to better replicate images as seen by the human eye, including straitening the converging lines of rectilinear objects such as buildings, while also introducing welcome command over depth-of-field. Their versatility makes these the perfect lens complement for a myriad of applications, including photographing architecture, nature, interiors and still-life-especially product photography.
New Nikon D700 FX-Format D-SLR Camera Inspired by the Nikon D3
Nikon’s Second FX-Format Camera Delivers Peak Pro Performance in a Versatile Form-FactorMELVILLE, N.Y. (July 1, 2008) - Nikon, Inc. today introduced the new D700 digital SLR camera featuring a 12.1-effective megapixel Nikon FX-format sensor that measures 23.9 x 36mm, which is nearly identical to the size of 35mm film. Benefiting from Nikon's legacy of imaging technology innovation, the D700 offers both advanced and professional photographers stunning image quality, accurate color reproduction and revolutionary low light performance.
New Nikon SB-900 Speedlight Advances Flash Technology
Nikon’s Newest Flagship Speedlight Offers a Powerful Addition to Nikon CLSMELVILLE, N.Y. (July 1, 2008) - Nikon, Inc. today introduced the SB-900 Speedlight to provide Nikon digital SLR photographers with a flash capable of a wide zoom range, increased versatility, faster recycling time, and a wealth of intelligent features to enhance the already vast functionality of the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS). Building on the success of the popular SB-800 Speedlight, the SB-900 provides users with extensive creative lighting possibilities with a simplified interface and the ability to stay up to date with future technologies through user-applied firmware updates.*
Robert Glenn Ketchum's Famous Environmental Photography at G2 Gallery in Venice, CAOn September 20, 2008 G2 Gallery in Venice, CA will feature an exhibit by world renowned environmental photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum. Together the photographer and the gallery will support and promote conservation, education, and appreciation of our natural environment.
Carl Zeiss announces new 18mm super wide angle lens for SLR camerasThornwood, New York - June 2008. Carl Zeiss expands its range of SLR lenses with the addition of the Distagon T* 3.5/18 super wide angle lens. With an impressive field of view of 99Â°, this new, rectilinear lens provides dramatic perspectives for architectural, landscape and close-range photography for photographers utilizing full-frame DSLRs or film-based cameras. The Distagon T* 3.5/18 is a derivative of the ZEISS designs for the Contax RTS series of cameras, but utilizing all modern materials and eco-friendly glass materials.
onOne Software Announces Availability of Plug-in Suite 4Portland, OR - June 23, 2008 - onOne Software, Inc., announces today the availability of its new Plug-in Suite 4 software for Adobe Photoshop. onOne Software's Plug-In Suite 4 combines full versions of six essential software tools - Genuine Fractals 5 Print Pro, PhotoTools 1.0 Professional Edition, PhotoFrame 3.1 Professional Edition, Mask Pro 4.1, PhotoTune 2.2 and FocalPoint 1.0 - an affordable combination that includes everything a photographer needs to make their images look their best.
Nikon Capture NX 2 Now AvailableMELVILLE, N.Y. (June 20, 2008) - Nikon is pleased to announce that Capture NX 2 image editing software is now available for purchase at authorized Nikon dealers and through the Nikon Mall online store. The latest generation of Capture NX provides photography enthusiasts with a suite of powerful tools operated by simple yet visually intuitive controls to streamline the photo editing process. Capture NX 2 utilizes revolutionary U Point® technology to give photographers access to powerful Control Points that enhance color, exposure, and other image quality settings quickly and easily.
Bogen Pros Share Tips and Tricks on Identifying Which Supports Are Best For Your EquipmentRamsey, N.J. (June 9, 2008)-- Bogen Imaging, a leading distributor of top quality photographic support products and accessories in North America, is proud to announce a free webinar titled "Selecting the Right Tripod and Head." Held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EDT) on June 27, 2008, this course will provide photographers with useful tips and tricks when it comes to identifying which support products fit their needs.
Panasonic Adds Two New HD Camcorders to Its LineSecaucus, NJ (June 18, 2008) - Panasonic today expanded its High Definition (HD) suite of products, with the announcement of two new full-HD camcorders, the HDC-SD100 and HDC-HS100, the world's first* AVCHD camcorders with a 3MOS system which provides superb video image quality. The HDC-SD100 records to SD Memory Card, while the hybrid HDC-HS100 records to both SD Memory Card and to its internal 60 GB* hard drive. Both models include manual functions for the user wanting more precise control over zoom, focus, iris, shutter speed and white balance. The models also include Panasonic's new Intelligent Auto (iA) mode, an intuitive set of technologies that automatically activate, making video shooting an easy, seamless process.
PhotoShelter Announces 'Shoot! The Day' Global EventNew York, NY, June 16, 2008 - PhotoShelter Inc., the leading online destination where more than 32,000 photographers sell stock photography and access powerful solutions for e-commerce and image storage, today announced two initiatives designed to replenish the global stock photo supply in areas of the greatest buyer demand.