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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tiffen's Dfx v2 software packaging. Image provided by The Tiffen Co. PRESS RELEASE: Tiffen announces its Dfx v2 Digital Filter Software
14:44 EST - Now offers an incredible two thousand filters and effects! LAS VEGAS, NV, DEC. 30, 2008 -- Based on the success of its original award-winning Dfx Digital Filter software that revolutionized the digital filter market, Tiffen has introduced Dfx v2 at the Winter CES show. The new version now features multiple masking and layering capabilities with its Photoshop and Aperture plug-ins, previously... (More)

Stroboframe's U-Pro flash bracket. Courtesy of The Tiffen Company, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Stroboframe U-Pro - The Universal Professional Flash Bracket Introduced By Tiffen
08:16 EST - Las Vegas, NV -- December 30, 2008 - Stroboframe, a division of The Tiffen Company, a Hauppauge, New York camera accessory company, announced the introduction of the U-Pro, the universal professional flash bracket for Digital SLR and 35mm cameras.  The U-Pro offers new Stroboframe design features with the same quality and engineering as its predecessors. Stroboframe U-Pro is available at... (More)

Monday, December 29, 2008

Review: Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8
14:54 EST - The Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 telephoto zoom lens offers the same zoom and aperture range as lenses more than twice its price. Can it possibly deliver the same quality? For our full review of this lens, click here.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Nvidia Hosts Adobe Pixel Bender Creation Contest
1:35 EST - Nvidia and Adobe have announced they are sponsoring a Pixel Bender Contest to encourage artists and developers to write Adobe Pixel Bender Kernels for Adobe Creative Suite 4. The first place winner will receive an Alienware Area-51 personal computer. Category winners will receive a Nvidia Quadro CX graphics card. The categories are: • Best artistist technique • Most useful Pixel Bender... (More)

Friday, December 26, 2008

Infotrends' logo. Click here to visit the Infotrends website! PRESS RELEASE: InfoTrends Report Series Offers Complete Picture of Digital Photography Habits of Moms
10:42 EST - (Weymouth, MA) December 17, 2008 - InfoTrends has released an innovative series of reports exploring the digital photography preferences and behaviors of a truly unique consumer segment: moms. The Spotlight on Moms series offers valuable insight into this important market segment, defined as females between the ages of 25 and 44 with children under age 12. There is no question that children are drivers... (More)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

LensAlign Review Updated
12:30 EST - With production units of the LensAlign Lite just coming off the assembly line, Michael Tapes sent us a comparison between the Pro and Lite models of his focus calibration system. At the same time, he told us he has decided to include the Lite's mirror alignment system with the Pro model. We've consequently updated our review with a table comparing the models and noting the addition of the mirror... (More)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Canon EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR camera. Courtesy of Canon USA, with modifications by Zig Weidelich. Canon EOS-5D Mark II initial test results posted!
15:42 EST - We've reviewed the performance data and test shots we captured with the Canon 5D Mark II, and have updated our Canon 5D Mark II review accordingly.

Stay tuned for a full review, with details on user interface and user experience, but in the meantime, enjoy the test samples and analysis: The Canon 5D Mark II is one really impressive camera! (More)

Nikon D3X digital SLR. Courtesy of Nikon USA, with modifications by Zig Weidelich. First Nikon D3X test images now online! (UPDATED)
13:25 EST - We just got our hands on a production sample of Nikon's new flagship D3X DSLR. Lead tech Luke came in Saturday just to shoot with it, and we have the first fruits of his labors available now. (Basically, our MULTI and Still Life targets.)

More Nikon D3X shots will follow by Monday evening, but what's there now will give you something to look at and compare with other full-frame cameras over the weekend. (Oh, our aching bandwidth! ;-) One... (More)

SanDisk's logo. Click to visit SanDisk's website! PRESS RELEASE: 16GB microSDHC and Memory Stick Micro (M2) Mobile Phone Memory Cards Selected As Standouts in the Wireless Handsets Accessories Category
12:47 EST - Milpitas, Calif., Dec 22, 2008 – SanDisk Corporation {NASDAQ: SNDK} today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its 16 gigabyte (GB)1 microSDHC™ and Memory Stick Micro™ (M2)™ mobile phone memory cards. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial... (More)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Review: Nikon 24mm f/3.5 ED PC-E
23:53 EST - One of our more challenging lens reviews, the Nikon 24mm f/3.5 ED PC-E Perspective Control lens is one of the most interesting lenses developed by Nikon. With its ability to tilt up to 8.5 degrees, shift up to 11mm and rotate around its axis, the Nikon 24mm f/3.5 ED PC-E will definitely challenge your compositional skills. To read our full review of this lens, click here.

PRESS RELEASE: Launches Live Photo Diary
20:36 EST - Four clicks and your family and friends on the other side of the world can see what you've just experienced. That became possible with the launch this week of Camheroes, a unique online diary which enables friends and family to keep track of each other, as they go through their day, by posting photos on Camheroes. From their computers at home or from their mobile phones in the deepest jungle in Africa.... (More)

HEWLETTPACKARD.GIF PRESS RELEASE: HP Introduces Free Photo Printing Application on Apple App Store
20:20 EST - Unlocks the power to print millions of photos PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 22 -- HP today announced HP iPrint Photo, a free application available on the Apple App store that gives iPhone and iPod touch customers the ability to easily print photos anytime, anywhere. HP iPrint PhotoHP iPrint Photo is the first photo printing application of its kind (1) and allows for quick and easy wireless printing of... (More)

Polaroid files for bankruptcy once more
11:05 EST - A report published last Friday on the website details the latest chapter 11 filing for a once mighty name in the world of imaging.

According to the Bloomberg article, authored by Erik Larson and Michael Bathon, Polaroid Corp. (along with nine subsidiary companies) has filed for bankruptcy in Minneapolis. The company had previously... (More)

Momail's logo. Click here to visit the Momail website! PRESS RELEASE: Momail and Flickr enhance photo sharing on the go
08:51 EST - In time for the Christmas holidays Momail launches a Flickr add-on making photo sharing and photo search from the mobile easier than ever. Stockholm, Sweden. December 17, 2008 - Momail ( has launched Flickr integration to its popular mobile email service that enhances photo sharing and searching using the mobile phone. Just by simply sending an email message, the end-user now can... (More)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Canon PowerShot A2000 IS digital camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved.  Express Review posted for Canon A2000 IS!
19:43 EST - The Canon A2000 IS generally does a good job upholding the strong tradition of Canon's A-series cameras.

Its 6x zoom lens shows very good optical quality, and its 10-megapixel sensor delivers plenty of detail at low ISOs. It does pretty well at high ISOs as well, as you can make 8x10 inch prints from its... (More)

Gifting a Digital Photo Frame
17:56 EST - Go shopping with Newsletter Editor Mike Pasini for a digital photo frame. And take a close look at three popular models.

They are a very popular gift. But does that mean price is the only thing that matters? No, no, no. Or better, 'Ho, ho, ho!" We go shopping for a frame at the mall and then compare three models we've... (More)

Canon EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR camera. Courtesy of Canon USA, with modifications by Zig Weidelich. Canon: statement on 5D Mark II
10:03 EST - Canon USA has today released a statement commenting on issues that some users have reported in certain images captured with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR.

According to the Canon statement, the company is currently investigating the phenomenon, which can lead to black "dots" adjacent to point light sources, as well as vertical banding noise in certain conditions.... (More)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Apple Releases Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 2.4
19:32 EST - Supports eight new cameras including the Canon G10 and 5D Mark II, Pentax K2000/K-m, Leica M8.2 and several Leaf models

Apple released Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 2.4 to extend Raw file compatibility to the following cameras: • Canon EOS 5D Mark II • Canon PowerShot G10 • Pentax K2000/K-m ... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Iridient Digital Releases RAW Developer 1.8.2 for Mac OS X
16:51 EST - MONTEREY, Calif. -- December 18, 2008 -- Iridient Digital, Inc. has released RAW Developer 1.8.2 an update to our critically acclaimed RAW image processing software for Mac OS X. This update features support for all the latest new camera models, improved deep shadow rendering, improved default camera profiles for many models and fixes several bugs. Newly supported camera models include the Canon 5D... (More)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77 digital camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Sony T77!
16:38 EST - Slim and easy to use, the Sony Cyber-shot T77 is also easy on the eyes.

Its small body is nonetheless sturdy and solid, and its 3-inch wide-screen LCD offers a unique experience. Like most T-series cameras, the Sony T77 powers on with the sliding front cover, making capture... (More)

Photoshop CS4 Supports Colorblind Accessibility
11:12 EST - In a guest post at John Nack's blog, Photoshop Co-Product Manager Bryan O'Neil Hughes writes about Photoshop CS4's support for proofing schemes that simulate the effect of colorblindness. Hughes, who describes himself as color deficient, managed the development effort. According to Hughes, 7-10 percent of U.S. males are color deficient with 1-3 percent of the world population color blind. To address... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Ohanaware releases Funtastic Photos 1.0.3 for Mac OS X
07:51 EST - Jhangle, Pingtung, Taiwan (December 17th 2008) -- Ohanaware, a company specializing in photo editing software announced the immediate availability of an update to their flagship product "Funtastic Photos". Funtastic Photos is a user friendly Photo Editor for the Macintosh platform. This minor update (free to existing customer) features several important improvements to the printing aspect of Funtastic... (More)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Nikon Coolpix P80 digital camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Nikon Coolpix P80!
21:12 EST - With 18x optical zoom and available full manual exposure control, the 10-megapixel Nikon Coolpix P80 is among the most compact long-zoom consumer digital cameras available.

The Coolpix P80 features the full range of exposure control modes, a good selection of preset Scene modes and Nikon's Face-Priority AF, D-Lighting, and creative shooting tools such as color and metering... (More)

Panasonic releases DMC-G1 firmware v1.1
18:16 EST - Panasonic Japan has announced firmware version 1.1 for the Lumix DMC-G1 Micro Four-Thirds camera, which adds features and improves performance.

Firmware version 1.1 offers the following improvements:Makes it possible to check the exposure with Live View during the AE lock.Makes it possible to continuously display the enlarged screen of the MF... (More)

Pentax's limited edition white K2000 digital SLR. Photo provided by Pentax Imaging Co. PRESS RELEASE: Pentax Announces Limited Edition White K2000 Double Zoom Digital SLR System
17:20 EST - GOLDEN, CO (December 16, 2008)…PENTAX Imaging Company has announced a limited edition, white PENTAX K2000 DSLR system with a double zoom kit.  This new model replicates the original K2000 design that launched in September 2008 for consumers who are ready to make the transition from a point-and-shoot digital camera to digital SLR photography.   The new camera body and both... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Corel to Lead Digital Art Discussion at Macworld
15:30 EST - Corel Painter Product Management and Corel Painter Masters to Discuss Evolution and Future of Digital Art OTTAWA, Ontario -- -Corel Corporation (NASDAQ: CREL; TSX: CRE) has announced that the company will participate alongside members of its Corel Painter Master program as part of a Macworld 2009 Conference & Expo panel entitled "Digital Art Pioneers and Trendsetters." The panel will feature noted... (More)

PowerGenix's logo. Click here to visit the PowerGenix website! PRESS RELEASE: Ritz Camera Super Z Battery Introduces PowerGenix's AA Nickel-Zinc Technology
12:36 EST - Leading Retail Chain Selects High Performance Nickel-Zinc Batteries to Deliver Power Boost IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ritz Camera, the nation's largest retail camera and photo chain, today announced the introduction of Quantaray Super Z, a Nickel-Zinc (NiZn) AA rechargeable battery and charger set. Ritz’s Super Z batteries provide greater power for today’s high drain consumer electronics,... (More)

Olympus E-30 digital SLR. Courtesy of Olympus USA, with modifications by Zig Weidelich.  Olympus E-30 First Shots posted!
11:39 EST - We've posted First Shots for the Olympus E-30 digital SLR camera, a new prosumer model positioned between the E-520 and E-3.

The Olympus E-30 features a 12.3-megapixel sensor, in-body image stabilization, ISO range from 100-3200, 11-point AF system, and an articulating 2.7-inch LCD with Live View. Looking to differentiate the... (More)

ADOBE.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Adobe Releases Lightroom 2.2
10:49 EST - Support for seven new cameras, improved local adjustment tools and native camera profiles highlight the new release. Adobe has released an update to its Photoshop Lightroom software, available immediately as a free upgrade for existing Lightroom 2 users. Lightroom 2.2 adds raw support for seven new camera models including the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Canon PowerShot G10. The update also includes several... (More)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Canon Rebel XS / EOS 1000D digital SLR camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Full Review posted for Canon XS!
17:24 EST - The Canon Rebel XS is a bargain 10-megapixel, image-stabilized digital SLR kit with impressive low-light performance and great optical quality.

Though it's not made for enthusiasts, the Canon Rebel XS offers a lot to the consumer photographer, with a 2.5-inch LCD, a 7-point AF sensor, and a very good quality 18-55mm zoom lens with optical image... (More)

Olympus updates Studio software
15:47 EST - Olympus has released an updated version of the Olympus Studio application, which offers remote control and Raw file processing functionality.

Olympus Studio is offered as an optional extra for owners of the company's DSLRs. The latest version is now Olympus Studio v2.22, which has the following changes from the previous version: Display of... (More)

Apple Releases Mac OS 10.5.6
15:42 EST - Leopard update adds Aperture graphics improvements and improves printing in CS3 and with Brother and Canon USB printers.

Apple today released Mac OS 10.5.6, updating its Leopard operating system with a number of improvements and bug fixes. Among the more interesting changes for photographers are: • Fixes for possible... (More)

Samsung's logo. Click here to visit the Samsung website! PRESS RELEASE: Samsung’s New Media Processor Brings Multimedia Rich Capabilities to Digital Photo Frames
15:07 EST - Seoul, Korea, Dec. 15, 2008 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced a new series of media processors designed specifically for the digital photo frame (DPF) market.  The S5L2010 series of cost-effective, high-performance processors enable DPF developers to offer compelling next-generation multimedia functionality to... (More)

serif.2008.110x70.gif PRESS RELEASE: Serif Launches Digital Photo Suite 2009
14:44 EST - Powerful Combination of Image Organization and Sharing Solutions, the Best-in-Class Panorama Stitching and One-Click Editing Brings Pro-Quality Features to Consumer Photographers NOTTINGHAM, UK and NASHUA, N.H. -- Dec. 15 -- Serif Ltd., a leading developer of professional and consumer-oriented desktop publishing, design and graphics software, today announced the release of Digital Photo Suite 2009.... (More)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 digital camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Panasonic updates DMC-LX3 firmware
10:54 EST - Panasonic Japan has today made available firmware version 1.1 for the Lumix DMC-LX3, which improves performance and adds compatibility with the new DMW-FL220 flash unit.

Firmware version 1.1 offers the following improvements:Compatibility update for the DMW-FL220 flash unit.Improved auto white balance performance.Improved auto focus performance. More details and the download... (More)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Jobo's logo. Click here to visit the Jobo website! PRESS RELEASE: JOBO AG Announces 7-Inch Photo Display with Remote Control
15:49 EST - Affordable new digital picture frame features a modern, elegant design with sleek black border Gummersbach, Germany (December 12, 2008) - JOBO AG announces today the new JOBO PDJ077 digital picture frame into the growing JOBO family of digital imaging products. This stylish and modern new digital picture frame features a sleek black frame surrounding the high quality 7-inch TFT display to showcase... (More)

Lens_Align-Logo.150x44.jpg Accessory Review: LensAlign Pro
12:03 EST - Michael Tapes has been at it again. The inventor of camera aids like the WhiBal white balance card has devised a clever way to take advantage of the microfocusing feature of some Canon, Nikon and Sony dSLRs. He calls it the LensAlign. It's an ingenious invention that separates the focus target from the measurement. Usually when you test autofocus, you observe that your target isn't sharp, trying to... (More)

Lens_Align-Logo.150x44.jpg PRESS RELEASE: RawWorkflow Unveils LensAlign For Managing Back and Front Focus Issues
12:00 EST - "Get the most from your fast glass!" -- Michael Tapes. MELBOURNE, Fla. -- The new LensAlign Focus Calibration System from provides a unique and precision test bed for testing camera/lens combinations for front or back-focus problems when using "fast glass" (lenses with aperture openings of f4 or larger). While there are several free test charts available on the web, none have the ease... (More)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

onOne Software's logo. Click here to visit the onOne Software website! PRESS RELEASE: onOne Software Partners with Kelby Training to Offer Holiday Savings
11:38 EST - Just in time for the holidays, onOne Software is offering $100 off Plug-in Suite 4.2, a collection of 6 award-winning Photoshop plug-ins that solve 6 of the most common problems photographers deal with in Photoshop. In addition to the $100 discount, customers who take advantage of this limited time offer will receive a free Photoshop CS4 Training DVD from Kelby Training - The Photoshop CS4 Power Session... (More)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Exposure Manager's logo. Click here to visit the Exposure Manager website! PRESS RELEASE: ExposureManager Launches BuyThisImage! – an Easy-to-Use Widget that Lets Photographers and Artists Quickly and Easily Profit from Their Online Images
14:31 EST - Free widget builds revenue for the artist with a nominal transaction fee deducted from each sale Torrance, California (December 10, 2008) – ExposureManager, a full service online sales resource and photo processing lab, announces the launch of BuyThisImage! – a first-of-its-kind free web service that gives users the chance to create online revenue from the original photographs,... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Datacolor Extends Special Rebates On Spyder3 Pro/Elite/Studio Calibration Systems Through December
13:58 EST - Overwhelming Response to "Trade Show Special Offer" Encourages Datacolor to Extend Discount Program Through the Holiday Season NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Dec. 10 -- Datacolor, a global leader in digital color management technology, today announced it will extend its manufacturer's mail-in rebates on its line of Spyder color calibration systems including Spyder3Pro, Spyder3Elite and Spyder3 Studio due to overwhelming... (More)

DXO_2.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Updates Include Detailed Measurements and Rankings for Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Pentax K200D
12:41 EST - also now features a Frequently Asked Questions & Answers section PARIS, France -- Dec. 10 -- DxO Labs announces today the addition on its popular Web site of detailed Raw-based image quality data and DxOMark Sensor rankings for two new Digital Single-Lens Reflex cameras: the highly-anticipated new Canon EOS 5D Mark II, which has just appeared on the market, along... (More)

Photodex logo. Click to visit the Photodex website. PRESS RELEASE: Photodex® Releases the All-New Generation of ProShow® Producer
06:46 EST - This ground-breaking new release boasts a newly designed user interface and loads of new creative features that make creating professional slide shows faster and easier. Austin, TX, December 9, 2008 - Photodex Corporation today announced the release of ProShow Producer 4.0, the all-new generation of its award-winning photo and video slide show software for professionals. ProShow Producer 4.0 has powerful... (More)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: Datacolor Receives ISO 9001:2000 Recertification
17:37 EST - Approval Reflects Company's Commitment to Continual Improvement as a Part of its Culture LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- Dec. 9, 2009 -- Datacolor, a global leader in digital color management technology, has received its ISO 9001:2000 recertification for its Quality Management System at the company's U.S.-based Lawrenceville, N.J. and Suzhou, China manufacturing facilities. Recertification by the International... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Grand Opening of Aleratec's New Outlet Store
14:00 EST - CHATSWORTH, Calif., December 9, 2008 -- Aleratec Inc., leading developer and manufacturer of "Prosumers' Choice" solutions for the USB, Flash, HDD, Blu-ray, DVD CD, duplicating and DVD CD publishing markets, announces the Grand Opening of Aleratec's new Outlet Store, where high-quality, certified refurbished products are available at great prices. When you make a purchase from the Outlet Store, you'll... (More)

Nikon updates Capture NX, Camera Control Pro
13:44 EST - Nikon USA has today posted updated version of its Capture NX and Camera Control Pro software on its support website.

Available for both Windows and Mac OS users, Nikon Capture NX 2.1.1 includes a number of updates, which are mostly shared across both platforms. A couple of points are unique to specific platforms though... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Digital Anarchy Releases ToonIt! Photo Cartooning Software for Photographs & Still Images
06:00 EST - Adobe Photoshop Plugin is Essential and Fun for Creating Believable Cartoons From Photographic Images San Francisco, CA — December 9, 2008 — Digital Anarchy, a leading provider of cost-effective software for Adobe and Apple products, today announced the release of ToonIt! Photo 2.0 for Photoshop. ToonIt! reliably and easily creates cartoon-like images from photographs, freeing artists... (More)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Leica releases firmware version 2.002 for M8 & M8.2
17:33 EST - Leica has released firmware version 2.002 for the M8 & M8.2. digital rangefinder cameras.

This firmware provides the the following improvements and fixes: New function: Detection of 6-bit coding for new M lenses The 6-bit coding and the correction profiles of the new Leica M lenses LEICA SUMMILUX-M... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Fantasea Line Releases the FS-710 Underwater Housing for the Nikon Coolpix S710
12:24 EST - New Housing Provides Access to All Camera Controls and Functions; Special Holiday Pricing Fantasea Line announces the release of the FS-710 housing, specifically designed for the Nikon Coolpix S710 digital camera. The FS-710 housing is fully functional providing photographers with access to all camera functions. Fantasea's new housing design with its improved construction, together with a depth rating... (More)

onOne-logo.jpg PRESS RELEASE: onOne Software Announces Availability of Genuine Fractals 6
11:49 EST - The industry standard for resizing images to any size adds several new features and includes support for Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 and Apple Aperture 2.1 PORTLAND, Ore. -- Dec. 8 -- onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of innovative software tools for photographers, today announced the immediate availability of Genuine Fractals 6 Professional Edition and Genuine Fractals... (More)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Canon EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR camera. Courtesy of Canon USA, with modifications by Zig Weidelich. Canon 5D Mark II's first test shots posted! (UPDATED)
17:00 EST - We've finally received and immediately started testing the long-awaited Canon 5D Mark II full-frame digital SLR camera.

Resolution and high ISO performance look amazing, so we wanted to let you see the first lab shots from this highly anticipated model without delay. Click on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II Samples tab and you'll... (More)

Story Takes a Look at ACR 5.2's New Features
15:07 EST - Snapshots and the Targeted Adjustment Tool are featured in this screencast.

Derrick Story has posted "Snapshots and TAT in ACR 5.2: Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers Screencast 5," a screencast highlighting two new features of Adobe Camera Raw. Among Adobe Camera Raw... (More)

Friday, December 5, 2008

M1 Diary: The Conclusion!
21:58 EST - No way was our M1 diary going to make it onto our New Years Resolution list.

With Microtek's departure from the North American market (taking the M1 with it), our final thoughts on the M1 may seem a little too final. But thanks to the extended loan the company provided, we've been... (More)

Pentax K200D digital SLR camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Pentax K200D!
15:22 EST - The Pentax K200D is a good starter digital SLR camera, one with a lot of history built into its body.

Its lens mount, for starters, is compatible with K-mount lenses made as long as 33 years ago, giving the K200D a huge selection of lenses. What's more, all lenses attached to the Pentax K200D get the benefit... (More)

DxO Labs Logo. Click to visit the DxO Labs website! PRESS RELEASE: DxO Optics Pro version 5.3.1 Celebrates the Holiday Season with an 33% Discount Available Until December 31, 2008 and the Support of the Canon EOS 50D and Nikon D90
15:20 EST - This discount is applicable to DxO Optics Pro v5.3.1 Standard and Elite editions, and all upgrades – up to $100 in savings! DxO Optics Pro v5.3.1 also adds support for 50 new DxO Optics Corrections Modules Paris, France - December 2, 2008 – DxO Labs announces today the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v5.3.1 for Mac and Windows, now supporting the Canon EOS 50D and Nikon... (More)

DxO Labs Logo. Click to visit the DxO Labs website! PRESS RELEASE: Version 2 of DxO FilmPack Celebrates the Holiday Season with a 40% Discount Available Until December 31, 2008, 27 New Films, 8 Color Filters and Many Interface Improvements
15:00 EST - DxO FilmPack v2 includes notably 3 Infrared and 7 Instant films and limited time discount is applicable to DxO FilmPack and upgrades, representing a savings of up to $40 Paris, France - December 2, 2008 – DxO Labs today announces the immediate availability of DxO FilmPack version 2 for Mac and Windows, the latest version of its reference software for silver halide film rendition simulation.... (More)

Samsung's logo. Click here to visit the Samsung website! PRESS RELEASE: Samsung Offers New PC Camera CMOS Image Sensor System-on-Chip for Real-time HD Video
03:44 EST - SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world’s leader in advanced semiconductor solutions, announced today that it has expanded its industry-leading portfolio of CMOS image sensors to include a new high-definition 1/4-inch, 1.2 Megapixel (Mp) system-on-chip (SoC) imager, the S5K4AW, for notebook and desktop computers. Developed with a strong focus on real-time high-definition... (More)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Think Tank Photo's logo. Click here to visit the Think Tank Photo website! PRESS RELEASE: Think Tank Introduces Streetwalker Backpacks
23:31 EST - New Design Optimized For Shooting in Crowded Urban Spaces SANTA ROSA, Calif. -- Think Tank Photo has launched a new design in photo backpacks, the StreetWalker series. With the three new backpacks' slim vertical profile, photographers can navigate crowded places and public transportation while still being able to access professional photographic equipment. This solves a significant problem experienced... (More)

Olympus' logo. Click here to visit the Olympus website! PRESS RELEASE: Olympus Eye-Catching Mobile Displays Engage Holiday Shoppers On NYC Streets
15:43 EST - Interactive “BobCars” Demonstrate Proof that Olympus Enables Consumers to Capture It All CENTER VALLEY, Pa., December 4, 2008 – Olympus’ Mobile Demonstration Showrooms powered by BobCar® are anything but pedestrian as they provide holiday shoppers with hands-on demonstrations of the company’s latest digital compact cameras, digital single lens reflex (SLR) cameras... (More)

Dealhack Posts Online Holiday Shipping Deadlines
2:10 EST - Wondering how long you have to procrastinate this holiday season? Dealhack has the answer. The online service, which posts special deals, coupons, rebates and clearance items on its site, today posted a list of Holiday ordering deadlines for online merchants. The list includes everything from 1-800 Contacts to Zappos, including Amazon, Apple, B&H, Calumet, Dell, HP, J&R, Kodak, Newegg, Office Depot,... (More)

Printer Review: Canon MP620
13:46 EST - What were we thinking? A huge review (one of our longest) for an inexpensive multifunction device? Well, there was a lot to talk about!

All-in-one printers are fast replacing everything but 13x19 printers. And as they do, they're offering WiFi connectivity so every computer in the house can use them. WiFi licensing can add $100 to the... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: SilverFast Releases Special Update for Canon Scanners
13:37 EST - KIEL, Germany -- 03 December 2008 -- LaserSoft Imaging has released SilverFast 6.6.0r4, a powerful update for Canon Scanner users. The new release features a significant quality boost while delivering much faster scans. In contrast to the Canon's own software, SilverFast comes with famous highlights such as SilverFast Multi-Exposure, special Kodachrome profiles and Multi-Processor capability. Outstanding... (More)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Jalbum's logo. Click here to visit the Jalbum website! PRESS RELEASE: Jalbum Widgets Get the Picture Everywhere
14:15 EST - Cutting-edge technology made simple, portable and free Stockholm, Sweden - December 3rd, 2008 –, the premier community of photographers and cutting-edge digital presentation tools, today launched Jalbum Widgets and expanded the reach of digital images across the Web. Already the software of elite photographers, Jalbum offers its millions of users a free and simple way to display images... (More)

giinii.2008.150x67.gif PRESS RELEASE: GiiNii starts shipping 7-Inch Wedge Digital Picture Frame
12:25 EST - SAN RAMON, Calif. -- Nov. 26 -- The new GiiNii 7-inch Wedge Digital Picture Frame has started shipping and is now available at Target stores nationwide, just in time for holiday shopping. The new digital picture frame features an award-winning, sophisticated, unique wedge design unlike anything currently on the market. A beautiful addition to any environment, from an executive suite to a kitchen... (More)

Adobe Responds to CS4 Installer Issues
10:53 EST - With the release of Creative Suite 4, Adobe was again taken to task for the performance and behavior of its installers. Responding to those complaints, Photoshop Product Manager John Nack promised to look into the issue with the installer team. Late last night, he published two statements from the installer team on his blog. HILLS The first, from Barry Hills, who leads the engineering teams for Creative... (More)

Fuji S5 Pro Firmware Update Ver. 1.12
08:45 EST - Fujifilm has released firmware version 1.12 for the FinePix S5 Pro digital SLR camera.

Available now via Fujifilm's global website, the update incorporates a fix for an issue that, in some rare case, causes the camera to be frozen when PC controlling software (included in "Hyper Utility... (More)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: Unibind Announces "MyPhotobook Starter Kit" For Easy Photo Book Creation For Labs & Retailers
17:27 EST - Easily Creates Photo Books with No Capital Investment & No Equipment Needed For Increased Revenue Used by CVS, Wal-Mart, Jewel-Osco, King Soopers, HEB & Fred Meyer Stores December 2, 2008, Alpharetta, GA — Peleman Industries, Inc., manufacturer of the award-winning Unibind high-quality binding, lamination and presentation product line, announced today the Unibind... (More)

PictoColor's logo. Click here to visit the PictoColor website! PRESS RELEASE: PictoColor Releases CorrectPhoto 3.2 Digital Photo Editor Featuring AutoRez Crop, photo Re-size and OneClick Color Correction
16:28 EST - Crop and Re-size Photos with AutoRez for Print, HDTV, Facebook, MySpace, Flickr, eBay, Real Estate Listings, and Web Design and optimize color with OneClick Burnsville, MN, December 2, 2008 - - PictoColor announces the release of CorrectPhoto 3.2, its popular easy to use digital photo editor. CorrectPhoto 3.2 features PictoColor's proprietary AutoRez Crop to Fit technology which retains the resolution... (More)

ExpressDigital's Darkroom logo. Click here to visit the ExpressDigital website! PRESS RELEASE: DARKROOM and solidify partnership by announcing a cooperative product launch of Digital Delivery™
15:51 EST - With Partnership, For The First Time Ever, Professional Photographers Now Empowered And Equipped To Sell Digital Photos And Products AUSTIN, TX–November 18, 2008–Two industry-leading solutions for the professional photographer have codified a stronger technological partnership by jointly announcing the first and only solution designed to increase profits and client offerings by allowing... (More)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Black Friday sales figures promising, despite expectations
15:41 EST - Market research firms have been busy crunching their numbers, and initial reports are that despite expectations, Black Friday sales figures showed positive growth over those from 2007.

With the nation's economic climate dominating the news of late, some pundits have been suggesting that sales for Black Friday would flatten or even decline, as compared to last year. A press release published... (More)

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