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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.
Firmware update for the Olympus E-3 Digital SLROlympus announces a firmware update for the Olympus E-3 Digital SLR. This firmware update will optimize the consistency of the auto white balance on the E-3.
Olympus Announces Winners Of Inaugural "Photographers Of Tomorrow" Photo ContestCENTER VALLEY, Pa., June 10, 2008 - Olympus today announced the winners of its inaugural "Photographers of Tomorrow" contest. Designed for aspiring professional photographers or photojournalists, the contest was open to students from 12 colleges and universities with the top photography programs across the United States. The following winners in each of the three categories - Speed, Travel and Environmental Issues - were selected for their exceptional work captured with the company's flagship digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera, the Olympus E-3.
DxO Optics Pro v5.1 for Mac and WindowsParis, France - June 5, 2008 - DxO Labs announced today the release of DxO Optics Pro v5.1 for the Macintosh and Windows platforms. DxO Optics Pro v5.1 is the latest version of the company's award-winning flagship software application for automatic image quality enhancement for Digital-SLR camera users. DxO Optics Pro v 5.1 includes support for a cornucopia of digital cameras including, the Canon EOS 40D, Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, the Nikon D60, Nikon D300, Nikon D3 and the Samsung GX20.
DxO Optics Pro v5.1 supports Canon EOS 40D, Rebel XSi, 1Ds Mark III and Nikon D60Paris, France - June 5, 2008 - DxO Labs announces today that DxO Optics Pro v5.1 supports the Canon EOS 40D, Rebel XSi, Canon 1Ds Mark III and the Nikon D60 camera bodies with an initial selection of 32 lenses. New DxO Correction Modules for the Canon EOS 40D, Canon EOS 1D Mark III and Nikon D3 are also being released. DxO Optics Pro is the award-winning digital image enhancement tool for digital SLR cameras incorporating revolutionary optics, noise and exposure corrections in an easy-to-use, feature rich application for Mac and PC users.
OmegaSatter Acquires Novatron Of DallasOmegaSatter of Hampstead, Maryland announced that effective June 1, 2008 it had acquired the assets of Novatron Electronics Corporation of Dallas, Texas, manufacturer of Novatron brand professional photographic lighting equipment.
Pentax Introduces smc Pentax DA 17-70mm f/4 AL [IF] SDM LensGOLDEN, CO. (June 3, 2008) - PENTAX Imaging Company has introduced the smc PENTAX DA 17-70mm f/4 AL [IF] SDM interchangeable zoom lens designed for exclusive use with PENTAX digital SLR cameras. This standard lens with extra zoom offers outstanding, well-balanced handling, and covers the most frequently used focal lengths between wide-angle and telephoto making it ideal for a variety of shots including scenery, snapshot and portraiture.
Nikon Announces Capture NX 2 Photo Editing SoftwareMELVILLE, N.Y. (June 3, 2008) - Nikon Inc., today introduced the latest generation of its robust image processing and editing software, Capture NX 2, which provides photography enthusiasts with a suite of powerful tools and a simple, visual operation to streamline photo editing. 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. New technologies abound in Capture NX 2, including the innovative new Selection Control Point that places a commanding suite of image editing tools at the user's fingertips to simplify and accelerate the image editing experience.
Mpix expands strategic partnership with Zenfolio, a photo hosting and fulfillment servicePITTSBURG, KS - May 19, 2008 - Mpix, a division of Miller's Professional Imaging, and Zenfolio, a photo hosting and fulfillment company empowering photographers to turn their passion into a business, announced today the expanded strategic partnership to better serve the growing number of professional and advanced amateur photographers.
Bogen Imaging to Host Free Introductory Lighting WebinarRamsey, N.J. (May 30, 2008)-- Bogen Imaging, a leading distributor of top quality photographic support products and accessories in North America, is proud to announce a free, introductory lighting webinar titled "How to Overcome 5 Common Problems When Shooting Outdoors." Held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on June 6, 2008, this introductory course on the basics of lighting is a surefire way to get up to speed on how to capture the best images when shooting in the field.
Induro Introduces Adventure Series TripodsElmsford, NY - May 28, 2008 - Induro, manufacturer of professional quality tripods, monopods and heads, announced a new line of tripods aimed at budget-conscious photographers. Called the Induro Adventure Series, each model comes as a complete kit, including tripod, head and carrying case. Ease of operation, quality and strength are integrated into a lightweight, compact design. The tripod is made from an advanced combination of magnesium and aluminum alloy and features quick lock legs, a precisely matched interchangeable ball head and a quick release plate.
Nikon Announces Moving Moments Photo Contest On AshtonD60.comNEW YORK (May 23, 2008) - Calling all shutterbugs! Nikon today announced the "Nikon D60 Moving Moments Photo Contest" in conjunction with the D60 D-SLR advertising campaign featuring Ashton Kutcher.
WD Brings Fast Portable Storage To Mac Users On-The-GoLAKE FOREST, Calif. - May 21, 2008 - Expanding on its popular portable storage offerings, WD® (NYSE: WDC) today introduced its new Mac®-formatted My Passportâ¢ Studioâ¢ Portable Drives. The newest members of the My Passport family are designed for Mac users on-the-go and are equipped with both FireWire® 400 and USB 2.0 interfaces, a clever capacity gauge, and include a soft drawstring carrying bag for protection from scratches and dirt.
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Annual Summer Image Presentations Return June 16, 2008The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, now in the 19th year of offering week-long photography workshops, sponsors an eight-week series of image presentations on Monday and Tuesday evenings, beginning June 16 and continuing through August 5, beginning at 8:30 PM.
Image Trends Releases the Fisheye-Hemi Plug-In for Aperture 2.1Austin, Texas (May 19, 2008) - Image Trends, provider of innovative digital imaging tools, today announces the release of the Fisheye-Hemi Plug-In for Aperture 2.1, Apple's groundbreaking photo editing and management software.
Canon EOS Rebate OfferCanon U.S.A., Inc., between May 18th and July 19th, 2008, Inc. will be offering an instant rebate offer on select EOS cameras and accessories. Save up to $300 on select products.
Tamron Announces AF28-300mm VC Lens Equipped With Built-In AF Motor For Nikon SLR CamerasMay 15, 2008, Commack, NY - Tamron USA, Inc. announced release of the AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO, a high power zoom lens compatible with full-size SLR cameras, now features a built-in AF motor for use with Nikon DSLRs (Model A20NII) and featuring Tamron's proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism.
Olympus E-520 Delivers In-Body Image Stabilization and Autofocus Live ViewCENTER VALLEY, Pa., May 13, 2008 - The new Olympus E-520 digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera delivers brilliant images thanks to advanced technologies that help take the blur out. Industry leading Image Stabilization built into the portable camera body compensates for movement so that images are sharp and blur-free with any lens and even at slow shutter speeds. Autofocus Live View brings subjects into sharp focus on the camera's HyperCrystalâ¢ II LCD.
New Olympus Super-Wide-Angle Zoom LensCENTER VALLEY, Pa., May 13, 2008 - Olympus has applied its optical expertise to develop the Zuiko Digital 18-36mm equivalent (ED 9-18mm Four Thirds) f4.0-f5.6, a super-wide-angle zoom lens covering a wide focal length range. This compact ultra-wide-angle zoom lens can be used on any of the Olympus E-System digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera bodies, and measures only 3 inches long and weighs a mere 9.88 ounces for greater portability.
Adobe Updates Digital Negative SpecificationAdobe has released an update to the Adobe Digital Negative specification (DNG), a publicly available archival format for the raw files generated by digital cameras.