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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.*
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Digital Foci Ships New "Image Moments 8" Digital Photo FrameLos Angeles, May 2, 2008 - Digital Foci, Inc. (www.digitalfoci.com) announced today that it's now shipping the new "Image Moments 8" 8-inch screen digital photo frame, just in time for Mother's Day. "Image Moments 8" features advanced LED Backlight Technology, 450MB of internal memory, and& built-in memory card slots to let you display and share photos in sharp, vibrant color on its high-resolution digital LCD screen.
Canon Celebrates Production Of 40 Million EF Lenses
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 29, 2008 - Canon U.S.A., Inc. is proud to announce that Canon Inc. has achieved a new lens-manufacturing milestone as production of the Company's EF lenses passed the 40-million mark.
Olympus Launches Compact E-420 D-SLRCENTER VALLEY, Pa., March 5, 2008 - Olympus today announces the extremely portable E-420 - perfect for everyone who wants to step up to the power and performance of a digital SLR (single lens reflex) yet enjoy the ease of use and ability to compose images on the LCD common to point-and-shoot cameras. Weighing a mere 380 grams (13.4 ounces), the E-420 is 20 to 40 percent lighter than competing DSLRs. Good things come in this small package, including Live View, which enables users to hold the camera away from their faces and interact with their subjects - ideal when capturing photos of children, for example.