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Nikon Introduces New COOLPIX Cameras
Lineup includes new touch cameraMELVILLE, NY (Aug. 4, 2009) – Nikon Inc. continues its tradition of innovation, design and performance with the introduction of four new COOLPIX Style Series compact digital cameras. Building on the success of Nikon’s previous touch-screen models, the ultra-stylish COOLPIX S70 features an enhanced interface and organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display technology for a new user experience, housed in a stylish camera body. The COOLPIX S1000pj features the world’s first built-in projector, which enables consumers to share their images and videos in an all-new fun way. Additionally, the COOLPIX S640 and COOLPIX S570, leaders in speed and affordability, respectively, complete the new smarter, cooler, simpler COOLPIX line.
Camera features D-Movie mode, 12.3-megapixel sensorMELVILLE, N.Y. (July 30, 2009) – Today, Nikon announced the D300s digital SLR, combining professional-level performance with agility and enhanced D-Movie capabilities to deliver a new benchmark for creative versatility. Engineered to leverage proven Nikon technologies, including a 12.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and 51-point autofocus system; the addition of HD video capture; and faster 7 frame-per-second (fps) continuous shooting, the Nikon D300s balances form factor, performance, versatility and reliability for serious photo enthusiasts and professionals.
Nikon Refines DX and FX Lens Favorites
70-200mm f/2.8 and 18-200mm DXMELVILLE, N.Y. (July 30, 2009) Nikon today announced the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 ED VR II and the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, two telephoto zoom lenses further refined to provide photographers with exceptional optics for outstanding image clarity and sharpness, both featuring Vibration Reduction (VR II) image stabilization. The 18-200mm, Nikon’s best-selling premium high-ratio zoom ever, offers enthusiasts excellent versatility. The 70-200mm f/2.8, now benefiting from Nikon's exclusive Nano Crystal Coat, retains its status as a preeminent choice for discerning professionals in a multitude of shooting disciplines.
Features include easy-to-use Interface, new Guide ModeMELVILLE, N.Y. (JULY 30, 2009) – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the D3000 digital SLR camera, offering first-time D-SLR users and budding photographers an affordable option to experience the extraordinary picture quality of a Nikon D-SLR. The 10.2-megapixel D3000 has features that make it easier than ever to take great pictures, including the new Guide Mode, which lends a helping hand to new D-SLR users by suggesting, and in many instances making, appropriate camera settings for particular shooting situations, and an extensive Retouch Menu, which enables consumers to edit photos, even when away from their computer. The D3000, which offers an 11-point autofocus system, also leverages proven Nikon D-SLR technologies including exclusive EXPEED™ image processing, and an Active D-Lighting system, enabling entry-level D-SLR shooters to take stunning pictures even when conditions are challenging.
Datacolor Offers Summer Rebate
Spyder3 Elite, Spyder3 Pro and SpyderCubeLAWRENCEVILLE, NJ—July 6, 2009 -- Datacolor, a global leader in digital color management technology, has announced it is offering a special summer rebate on its popular Spyder3 Elite™ and Spyder3 Pro™ monitor color calibration systems as well as its award-winning SpyderCube color management and white balance tool. The new rebate, which takes effect immediately, will run through August 31 and offers savings of up to $30 on the purchase of Datacolor’s Spyder calibration products.
Sigma Unveils New Lens for Pentax and Sony
Features optical stabilizationRONKONKOMA, NY--(Marketwire - June 18, 2009) - Sigma Corporation (www.sigmaphoto.com), a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider for some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, has announced the availability of its 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM lens for Pentax and Sony mounts.
Lensbaby Announces Muse PL Mount Lens
New Selective Focus Lens for Movie and Video CamerasLos Angeles, CA Cine Gear Expo Booth #T7 – Lensbaby announces today the new PL mount version of its selective focus (SLR) lens, the Muse. The new Muse PL features the Lensbaby Optic Swap System™ and is specially designed for use with PL mount motion image capture cameras. The new Muse PL will compliment Lensbaby’s existing motion picture camera lens, Lensbaby 3GPL, which will remain in Lensbaby’s product line.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Firmware Update
Allows manual exposure while filming videoThe hotly anticipated firmware update for the EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera is now available.
Panasonic Releases New Firmware for LUMIX DMC-LX3
Improves performance including auto white balanceA new firmware has been released for Panasonic's premium manual compact digital camera, the LUMIX DMC-LX3. Firmware Version 1.3 improves performance including auto white balance. The firmware also rectifies several minor issues to enhance operation. Panasonic invites all users of DMC-LX3 to apply the updated firmware. The new firmware is available worldwide at this link: http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/.
X-Rite Offers $50 Rebate on ColorMunki Photo
From June 1 to Sept. 30Elmsford, NY – June 1, 2009 – X-Rite Photo, distributed by MAC Group, is pleased to announce a $50 mail-in rebate for ColorMunki Photo, the innovative new way to bring your photos from from screen to print with color perfection.
Upcoming EOS 5D Mark II DSLR Camera Firmware
Manual exposure control while filming videoCanon U.S.A., Inc., will be issuing a greatly anticipated firmware update for the EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera. This new firmware will accommodate a great number of user requests for manual exposure control in the EOS 5D Mark II video mode. Manual exposure control while shooting video on the EOS 5D Mark II is expected to make a big impact with cinematographers and videographers using the 5D Mark II for high-end HD video production. While being announced today, this firmware will not be available for download until early June 2009.
Olympus Firmware Update
Four Zuiko Digital Lenses
Olympus announces firmware updates for several Zuiko Digital lenses to enhance sequential shooting when used with the E-3 and E-30 bodies. The following lenses have new firmware updates:
Zuiko Digital 90-250mm F.28 lens
Zuiko Digital 8mm F3.5 Fisheye
Zuiko Digital 18-180mm F3.5-6.3
Zuiko Digital ED 70-300mm F4.0-5.6
Sony Introduces Three Mainstream Alpha Cameras
Designed For First-Time Digital SLR BuyersSAN DIEGO, May 17, 2009 – Sony is making it easy for first-time digital SLR buyers to step up from point-and-shoot digital still cameras with the introduction today of three new easy-to-use α (alpha) cameras (models DSLR-A380, DSLR-A330 and DSLR-A230), four new lenses, a flash and accessories.
Profoto Assistants Stake Your Claim To Fame
Call For EntriesPhotographic assistants are invited to submit their best work showing originality, creativity and impact as well as illustrating Pro-8a Air's technical prowess. You'll be competing with photographic assistants around the world for monthly recognition. The best work will appear in prestigious magazines, with your story featured on ProfotoAssistant.com, Profoto.com, Profoto-USA and others.
Canon U.S.A. Launches New Educational Program
Offering workshops and classes for EOS usersLAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., May 12, 2009 - Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the launch of Canon Live Learning, a new on-site education program targeted towards photographers who currently use or are interested in Canon’s popular line of EOS photographic products. Canon Live Learning (CLL) will offer high-quality classes and workshops conducted by a number of the industry’s leading professional photographers, Canon’s Explorers of Light. CLL attendees will learn how to get the most out of their gear while also having the opportunity to try out Canon’s latest line of EOS products.
Panasonic Releases LUMIX GH1 Pricing
Camera will be available in JuneSecaucus, NJ (May 6, 2009) – Panasonic today announced pricing for the highly-anticipated LUMIX DMC-GH1, the new Micro Four Thirds digital camera with Full-High Definition (HD) video recording ability, which will be available in early June for a suggested retail price of $1499.95. The LUMIX DMC-GH1 includes the LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens as part of the kit. The new lens, designed to support HD movie recording, features a silent motor and continuous auto focusing (AF) capability – a differentiator from traditional DSLRs.
Tamron Relaunches Photo Lens Website
Improved navigation gives visitors better accessMay 1, 2009, Commack, NY— Tamron USA, Inc. announced the re-launch of its website designed to make the navigation of its wealth of learning materials and access to product information easier for new and returning visitors. The revamped site, designed by Skylar Design, Inc. and managed by an internal webmaster, was launched April 30th. Tamron’s current website was launched approx. 18 months ago and has consistently seen over 100,000 unique visitors a month and has a low bounce rate and a healthy percentage of new versus returning visitors. The new design will surely make the bounce rate even lower and realize significant growth as returning visitors come back on a regular basis to seek out new posts.
Canon Instant Rebate
Offers May 3 - July 11, 2009Save up to $500 on select Canon EF and EF-S lenses, up to $300 when you purchase a select EOS Digital SLR and lens combination, and up to $70 on select Canon Speedlites and accessories when you purchase between May 3, 2009 - July 11, 2009. For more information, visit www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PromotionsAct
Nikon Introduces 10-24mm
Wide-angle lens designed for DX-Format camerasMELVILLE, N.Y. (APRIL 14, 2009) – Nikon Inc. today announced the next addition to the expansive NIKKOR lineup with the new AF-S DX-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens, giving photographers the opportunity to capture a unique perspective in a variety of shooting environments. Compact and lightweight, the new 2.4x zoom DX-NIKKOR lens offers a focal length of 10 to 24mm, creating a picture angle ranging from 109-degrees to 61-degrees (FX-format equivalent of 15-36mm) making it ideal for a variety of applications including restrictive interiors, architecture and sweeping landscapes.
Nikon Releases D5000
12-megapixel DX format and 720p HD video, with a lens for $850MELVILLE, N.Y. (April 14, 2009) – Nikon Inc. today introduced the new D5000, a digital SLR camera with a host of features and capabilities that deliver superior performance and image quality along with amazing versatility for photo enthusiasts and those new to digital SLR photography. Leveraging Nikon’s expertise and innovative technologies found in its pro-level D-SLRs, the 12.3-megapixel D5000 enables users to capture exceptionally stunning images and High Definition video with remarkable ease.