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Monday, June 30, 2008

Review: Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6
17:08 EDT - We finish off the month of June with a large telephoto zoom that won't break the bank, the Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6.

Announced just before PMA 2008, the Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 is an optically-stabilized telephoto zoom lens. The lens is compatible with both subframe (APS-C-sized) digital camera bodies, as well as film... (More)

Friday, June 27, 2008

May POTD Winners Chosen! (UPDATED)
14:39 EDT - "QE2s Last Departure," "Long Dusty Road," and "Tiger Shark" were chosen as our May winners. Congratulations to Gary Miles, Deanna Esplin, and Jeff Rayner!

We're happy to announce the monthly winners of our Photo of the Day contest for May, 2008. Here's a look at May's winners, along with some comments from the judges: First Place QE2s Last Departure,... (More)

Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd. FinePix S1000fd Firmware Update Ver. 1.03
09:01 EDT - Fujifilm has released firmware version 1.03 for the FinePix S1000fd digital camera. Available now via Fujifilm's global website, the update incorporates a couple of fixes.

The firmware update Ver.1.03 incorporates fixes for the following issues:The brightness of the captured images when "EVF/LCD mode" is set to "60fps" is darker than that set to "30f/s".Some words in some... (More)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

How about some 4th of July photos?
17:50 EDT - We're getting close to the July 4 (Independence Day) holiday in the US, need some more patriotic submissions for our Photo of the Day contest...

The fourth of July is just around the corner, but we've received surprisingly few submissions to our Photo of the Day contest of either fireworks or patriotic-themed images. How about it? Do you have a... (More)

Release Candidate Camera Raw, DNG Converter at Adobe Labs
13:18 EDT - The company is inviting comment from the user community before releasing the update.

Tom Hogarty has announced the availability of Camera Raw 4.5 and DNG Converter as release candidates. The pre-release versions are available at Adobe Labs, he wrote in a Lightroom Journal entry yesterday.... (More)

Sony's logo. Click here to visit the Sony website! PRESS RELEASE: New Vegas Movie Studio 9 from Sony Provides Tools for Producing Hollywood Quality Movies at Home
11:57 EDT - Direct Publish to YouTube, Blu-ray Disc Burning, Cinescore Studio Custom Soundtrack Creator and Enhanced Project Wizards, Make Home Movie Projects Fast and Easy MADISON, Wis. -- Sony Creative Software, a leading worldwide provider of professional video and audio production applications, today announced new versions of its award-winning Vegas Movie Studio consumer video production software. Vegas... (More)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Review: Olympus 14-35mm f/2 ED SWD
17:15 EDT - We've just posted our review of one of Olympus' higher-end wide-angle zooms, the Olympus 14-35mm f/2 ED SWD Zuiko Digital.

In March 2007, Olympus announced a lineup of new lenses to accompany the replacement to the venerable E-1 Olympus pro SLR camera body, of which the 14-35mm f/2 SWD was one. Available since the first quarter... (More)

Animoto's logo. Click here to visit the Animoto website! PRESS RELEASE: Animoto Productions Releases Animoto For Business
14:03 EDT - Award-winning company launches Animoto for Business to allow commercial use of Animoto videos New York, NY, JUNE 24, 2008 - Animoto Productions (, best known for the web application that lets users quickly and easily create personalized, professional-quality videos from their own photos and music, today released a commercial-use service called Animoto for Business ( (More)

PRESS RELEASE: SilverFast Brings Loepard Compatibility to Nikon Coolscans
13:31 EDT - KIEL, Germany -- Version 6.6 of SilverFast's scan software now fully supports the current Mac OS 10.5 Leopard, including Nikon Coolscans. In addition to supporting the 35mm film scanners Coolscan IV and V ED, Super Coolscan 2000, 4000 ED and 5000 ED, now also supports Nikon's medium format scanners LS-8000 and LS-9000 under Mac 10.5, including IntelMacs. Nikon has previously announced they will not... (More)

Leica Camera AG logo. Click to visit Leica's US website! PRESS RELEASE: Auction of the first digital LEICA M8 closed with highest bid of 24,000 Euro
13:20 EDT - Proceeds to be presented to the press freedom organization “Reporters sans frontières – RSF“ (Reporters without Borders) at Arles Photo Festival The first series-produced LEICA M8 has been sold for 24,000 Euro at the 13th Westlicht Photographica Auction. The successful bidder was a Leica collector from Russia. Leica Camera AG is donating the proceeds from the auction to... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Hasselblad launches ultimate image processing tool - Phocus v1.0 - for H3D Camera Systems
13:11 EDT - Together, the Hasselblad Phocus software and Hasselblad H3DII provide the world’s most powerful image processing system from lens to laptop. Hasselblad today announces the launch of a new generation of raw processor, workflow and camera control software, Phocus version 1.0 for Mac.  The outstanding combination of the world’s most advanced DSLR - the Hasselblad H3DII - which already... (More)

Zeiss logo. Click to visit the Carl Zeiss website. PRESS RELEASE: Carl Zeiss announces new 18mm super wide angle lens for SLR cameras
12:54 EDT - Distagon T* 3,5/18: the super wide angle lens for dramatic perspectives Thornwood, 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 99°, this new, rectilinear lens provides dramatic perspectives for architectural, landscape and close-range photography for photographers... (More)

Panasonic releases firmware version 1.2 for TZ4 / TZ5
09:28 EDT - Panasonic Japan has announced firmware version 1.2 for Lumix models DMC-TZ4 and DMC-TZ5, which is said to improve auto focus performance (no further details provided).

The download and instructions can be found on Panasonic Japan's TZ4/TZ5 download webpage. As always, please read the installation instructions carefully before installing new firmware. (More)

Casio releases Exilim EX-Z9 firmware version 1.02
09:21 EDT - Casio has made available a download for firmware version 1.02 for the Casio Exilim EX-Z9 digital camera.

Improvements Provided by This Update V1.00/V1.01 >> V1.02:Adds support for 16GB SDHC memory cards. Fixes a problem with scrolling of a displayed image.* Item 2 limited to when "Off" is selected for... (More)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Fujifilm FinePix F100fd digital camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Fuji F100fd!
17:30 EDT - Finding a pocket digital camera with high resolution isn't hard these days, but finding one that will output a 13x19-inch print from an ISO 400 shot, like the Fujifilm FinePix F100fd can, is something.

With a 12-megapixel sensor, a quality 28-140mm zoom lens, and several wide Dynamic Range options, the Fujifilm F100fd has quite a lot to recommend it. The FinePix F100fd has one of the most advanced Face... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: A-DATA Launches the World’s Fastest CompactFlash Card 350X
13:37 EDT - Enjoy the Non-stop Shooting Experience! 2008/06/23 - With the insistence on high quality products and the breakthrough of innovation, A-DATA Technology introduces the Turbo Series CF 350X memory card especially for professional photographers. The excellent data transferring of the read speed at 52MB/sec and the write speed at 47MB/sec along with the availability of 8GB and 16GB make Turbo CF 350X... (More)

dekepod.jpg PRESS RELEASE: McClelland Stars in Hilarious Photoshop Music Video
11:03 EDT - dekePod Video Podcasts Launches With '101 Photoshop Tips in 5 Minutes' SEBASTOPOL, Calif. -- They claimed no matter how fast you gabbed (or crooned) no creature (or robot) could deliver 100-plus, real-world Photoshop instructions in five minutes or less. Yet today, digital imaging master and modern day troubadour Deke McClelland proved the naysayers wrong. In his new music video -- titled 101 Photoshop... (More)

onOne Software's logo. Click here to visit the onOne Software website! PRESS RELEASE: onOne Software Announces Availability of Plug-in Suite 4 for Adobe®
10:24 EDT - Updated award-winning software suite features the most complete collection of Photoshop plug-ins, solving the most common, time consuming Photoshop tasks in one integrated high value suite Portland, OR - June 24, 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... (More)

Monday, June 23, 2008

FastCompany.TV's logo. Click here to visit the FastCompany.TV website! PRESS RELEASE: FastCompany.TV Today Launches Newest Program: PhotoCycle
16:20 EDT - Mansueto Digital today launches its newest FastCompany.TV program, PhotoCycle. This Internet-distributed video show will focus on the full cycle of photography including basic camera know-how, inspiration, instruction, and discussion of the business of professional photography. Avid photographer and Managing Director of FastCompany.TV, Robert Scoble explains, "PhotoCycle is going to be unique. Joining... (More)

fantasea.gif PRESS RELEASE: Fantasea Line Releases Underwater Housing for Canon SD1100 IS, IXUS 80 IS
15:32 EDT - New Housing Provides Access to All Camera Controls and Functions Fantasea Line announces the release of a new housing specifically designed for the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS and IXUS 80 IS digital cameras. The FSD-1100 housing, depth rated to 60 meters/200 feet, is fully functional providing photographers with access to all camera functions. Fantasea's new compact housing design and improved construction... (More)

KoffeePhoto's logo. Click here to visit the KoffeePhoto website! PRESS RELEASE: KoffeePhoto adds online photo backup service
11:53 EDT - KoffeePhoto extends its photo sharing to online photo backup Strasbourg, France - June 25th, 2008 - KoffeeWare today announced an extension to the KoffeePhoto photo sharing service with the introduction of KoffeePhoto Premium, an online photo backup service as a paying option. Digital photography is great for its flexibility. But when it comes to make sure it resists time, specific measures need... (More)

Friday, June 20, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: Don't Email that Picture File!
20:56 EDT - Don’t Trust the Internet to Protect Your Travel Memories Who can forget the episode of NBC’s The Office where clueless leader Michael, sends his racy vacation pictures with a work colleague inadvertently to the entire company?  It was cringe-worthy, unprofessional, and hilarious!  But this send-key-stupidity isn’t reserved for sitcoms only.  Consider as we approach... (More)

Imatest Logo. PRESS RELEASE: Third generation of Imatest software released
13:45 EDT - June 19th, 2008 - Imatest is proud to announce our 3rd generation of imaging quality analysis software. Imatest Studio 3.0 has replaced Imatest Light as our consumer-level product, while Imatest Master 3.0 has replaced Imatest Pro as our enterprise-level software. Imatest Studio 3.0 and Master 3.0 both include numerous enhancements, including full support for Bayer RAW formats, and improved tolerance... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Major Corporate Changes at AKVIS Software, Inc.
13:36 EDT - AKVIS Software Inc., a renowned manufacturer of photo editing tools, undergoes major changes in the face of projected growth. The company changes its corporate style after moving its head office to Vancouver, BC, Canada. Previously incorporated in Russia, AKVIS is determined to accelerate its growth. By moving its head office into Canada, AKVIS establishes presence on the North American continent and... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: How to Select the Right Tripod and Head
13:31 EDT - Bogen Pros Share Tips and Tricks on Identifying Which Supports Are Best For Your Equipment Ramsey, 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... (More)

NIKON_2.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Nikon Capture NX 2 Starts Shipping
12:27 EDT - Now available at Authorized Nikon Dealers and in the Nikon Mall MELVILLE, N.Y. (June 20) -- 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... (More)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Review: Nikon 60mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Macro
17:20 EDT - There aren't that many lenses which can focus on subjects an inch-and-a-half away from the front element, and render said subject with a 1:1 reproduction ratio. If you're a Nikon user and in the market for such a lens, you may be interested in the subject of our next review, the Nikon 60mm f/2.8G AF-S.

Announced in March of 2008, the Nikon 60mm f/2.8G AF-S macro is a new design on an old favorite - the 60mm f/2.8 AF. The lens bears a completely new look, updated cosmetically to resemble the newer Nikon... (More)

Sony's HVL-F58AM flash strobe mounted on the Alpha α-700 digital SLR. Courtesy of Sony, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Sony announces new flagship flash strobe
16:47 EDT - Japan's Sony Corp. has today announced a new flash strobe that will assume the flagship position above the company's existing flash models when it starts shipping this September.

The Sony HVL-F58AM flash unit has a rather unusual tilt / swivel mechanism called the "Quick Shift Bounce" system, which could prove rather more versatile in use than competing products. Instead... (More)

The Fallability of Focus - new article posted to!
15:42 EDT - Lens testing is currently the primary focus on, and we have gone to great lengths to ensure that the we are doing the most accurate testing for lens sharpness out there.

Dave's written and posted an article that describes the measures we take to ensure that we're testing lenses at their point of optimal focus. Sounds simple right? Not by a long shot! Head on over to (More)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50  digital camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Sony H50!
11:43 EDT - With a 15x zoom and a tilting 3-inch LCD screen, it's remarkable that Sony kept the Cyber-shot H50 as small as they did.

They managed to shoehorn a lot more than that into the Sony H50, including a competent night shot mode, a comprehensive slideshow mode, and easy access to functions like bracketing, all accessible without... (More)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

HP's DreamColor LP2480zx LCD display. Courtesy of HP, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. HP: 30-bit LCD display targets color-critical uses
22:04 EDT - IT giant Hewlett Packard Co. has announced a new LCD display (developed as part of an ongoing collaboration with DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.) that offers a rather mighty specification.

The HP DreamColor LP2480zx Professional Display is based around a 24" in-plane switching anti-glare / anti-static LCD panel with a native resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels and an RGB LED backlight.... (More)

Photoflex Announces Summer Lighting Kit Promotions
8:26 EDT - WATSONVILLE, Calif. -- Photoflex has announced four summer promotions on its high-quality, versatile lighting equipment. Deals are available for the Starfalsh 300 Gemini umbrella kit, the Constellation3 kit, the LitePanel kit and the Starlight QL fixture. Details follow. Starflash 300 Gemini Umbrella Kit Buy the Starflash 300w Gemini Umbrella Kit and Photoflex will give you a 42-inch MultiDisc Kit... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: WD's New My Book® Mirror Edition™ External Hard Drive Provides the Safest Place for Valuable Personal Content
13:43 EDT - Dual-drive System Automatically and Continuously Duplicates Users' Data LAKE FOREST, Calif., June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WD(R) (NYSE: WDC) today introduced its new My Book(R) Mirror Edition(TM) dual-drive storage systems, which can automatically store valuable personal content not once, but twice, to maximize data safety. This RAID-based continuous data protection feature, called mirroring,... (More)

MINOX DCC Rolleiflex AF 5.0 digital camera. Courtesy of Minox, with modifications by Zig Weidelich. PRESS RELEASE: MINOX DCC Rolleiflex AF 5.0
13:01 EDT - A classic "pocket size" duo Tradition in optics and precision mechanics are common to both the Rolleiflex and MINOX. With the new edition of the MINOX DCC Rolleiflex AF 5.0, the miniature camera specialists from Wetzlar have revitalized a legend. Featuring fine body detail in either classic black or a special "Italian red", these miniature cameras draw all the attention. The only thing that has grown... (More)

Panasonic's logo. Click to visit Panasonic's website! PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Adds Two New HD Camcorders To Its Line - World's First AVCHD Models With A 3MOS System
12:16 EDT - New High Definition Camcorders Offer Increased Manual Functions for More Creative Use and Intelligent Auto Mode to Make Shooting More Intuitive Secaucus, 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... (More)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: Student Photographers Compete for Valuable Rewards
11:24 EDT - Adorama and Sponsor Student Portfolio of the Year Contest NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- wants to make education pay huge dividends. Through a sponsorship with Adorama, a leading New York photo retailer, will offer students who submit their photo images the chance to win top-of-the-line and innovative new photo-related products. "Adorama's... (More)

Nikon's Coolpix P80 digital camera. Courtesy of Nikon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Nikon releases Coolpix P80 firmware version 1.1
10:13 EDT - Nikon has released firmware version 1.1 for the Coolpix P80 super-zoom digital camera. Available now via Nikon USA's support website, the update corrects issues with Vibration Reduction and Distortion Control.

Modifications Enabled with version 1.1 firmwareWhen shooting with the "Vibration Reduction" item in the setup menu set to "On", vibration reduction did not always function in the following situations.... (More)

Olympus releases firmware update v1.2 for E-3
10:09 EDT - Olympus has posted a firmware update to improve the consistency of auto white balance for their flagship E-3 digital SLR.

Upgrade history E-3 Firmware Ver1.1 has incorporated the following upgrade.Enabled use of the Image Stabilization function with non-Four Thirds System interchangeable lenses by inputting a specific focal... (More)

Monday, June 16, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: Photo One Media, Inc. Acquires Photoshop® Elements Techniques Newsletter
22:08 EDT - Acquisition is newly-formed company’s first step towards helping consumers learn to get the most out of their digital imaging software Portland, OR (June 16, 2008) – Photo One Media, Inc., announces today that it has acquired the Photoshop Elements Techniques newsletter and associated Web site ( from privately-owned Kelby Media Group, of Oldsmar, Florida.... (More)

PhotoShelter's logo. Click here to visit the PhotoShelter website! PRESS RELEASE: PhotoShelter Announces 'Shoot! The Day' Global Event & Competition And Launches 'School Of Stock' Educational Initiative
17:09 EDT - With Co-Sponsors Nikon, Adorama Camera, Shoot Digital, Event Will Mobilize Thousands of Photographers Worldwide to Replenish Stock Photo Supply; School of Stock to Provide the Definitive Guide for Meeting Image Buyers' Needs New 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... (More)

Pentax: K20D firmware fixes hot-pixel problem (UPDATED)
13:25 EDT - Pentax Japan has this morning released a new firmware patch for the company's flagship K20D digital SLR.

K20D firmware version 1.01 is designed to cure the hot-pixel problem we and others had observed when shooting with the camera's 2-second self-timer function. This was a problem that strongly affected... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Nolobe Introduces Iris, 'The Ultimate Image Editor For Mac OS X'
13:06 EDT - PERTH, Western Australia, June 16 -- Nolobe today introduced Iris, an all-new image editor for Mac OS X. Designed from the ground up specifically for Mac users, Iris provides a powerful, intuitive and easy to use solution for all your photo editing needs. Programmed to perform with a unique and elegant one-window interface, Iris renders confusing multiple palettes obsolete. "Iris has been created... (More)

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Review: Sony 70-200mm f/2.8G
17:23 EDT - While I promised all the Nikon macro users out there a review of the Nikkor 60mm AF-S, I had a few more things to do to the review before it's fit to post. So until it's ready, we have a review of a completely different lens, the Sony 70-200mm f/2.8G.

The Sony 70-200mm f/2.8G is a full-frame, constant-aperture lens, compatible with all full- and sub-frame cameras using the alpha mount. On a sub-frame camera body, the lens will have provide an effective... (More)

Friday, June 13, 2008

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX35 digital camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Panasonic FX35!
19:14 EDT - The Panasonic FX35 is a handsome compact digital camera with a lot of intelligence built in.

Intriguing features include an Intelligent Auto mode that combines all of that intelligence into one mode so you don't have to remember what to enable when. The Panasonic FX35's 4x, 25-100mm Leica zoom... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Now Graphic Designers & Photographers can Brush-up on Their Color Skills
10:56 EDT - Master Colors®, LLC the “World leader in Color Education Software” Celebrates Debut of Seven New Color Composition Tutorials Boulder, CO (June 11, 2008) - Master Colors LLC, provider of innovative digital imaging tools, today announces the debut of its new course of color composition tutorials. Each features a downloadable Photoshop template from the works the great 20th century colorists,... (More)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sony's logo. Click here to visit the Sony website! PRESS RELEASE: Sony develops back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, realizing high picture quality, nearly twofold sensitivity(*1) and low noise
18:10 EDT - Signal-to-noise ratio improvement of +8dB, for use in consumer digital video camcorders and digital still cameras Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation today announced the development of a back-illuminated CMOS image sensor (pixel size: 1.75µm square pixels, five effective mega pixels, 60 frames/s) with significantly enhanced imaging characteristics, including nearly twofold sensitivity*1 and low... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Newertech Announces New “Green” Storage Drive – Guardian MAXimus eMAX
17:07 EDT - Energy Efficient RAID-1 “Live Activity” Backup Storage Solution Offers Up To 50% Power Reduction June 12, 2008 Woodstock, IL -- Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech®), the leading developer of PC, Macintosh®, iPod®, and iPhone® performance upgrades and accessories, today announced their first “Green” storage drive, the Guardian MAXimus®... (More)

Sigma DP1 digital camera. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Sigma DP1 Firmware Ver.1.03 adds ISO 50
16:14 EDT - Firmware Ver.1.03 for the Sigma DP1 adds ISO 50 support among other improvements, and is now available for download. This firmware update should be applied to any DP1 camera that has firmware Ver.1.02 and lower.

SIGMA DP1 Firmware [Ver.1.03] Benefits of this firmware update:ISO 50 has been added into the ISO setting.Grid Display mode shows Display Icons.Shorten the pre-flash time in the Red-eye reduction flash... (More)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Review: Olympus 25mm f/2.8
17:25 EDT - The lens we review today is tiny - so tiny in fact, that it ran the risk of getting lost in the sofa cushions. Fortunately we kept it under tight surveillance and put it through its paces in our test lab: today's lens, the Olympus 25mm f/2.8 Zuiko Digital.

The Olympus 25mm f/2.8 Zuiko Digital is a fixed-focal length "pancake" lens, and probably the smallest that Olympus produces. A pancake lens is typically constructed with the fewest number of lens elements... (More)

Early camera brings new meaning to "photo shoot"
16:18 EDT - Danish photographer and Imaging Resource reader Eolake Stobblehouse dropped us a note to point out an amusingly quirky camera that fetched an impressive £45,000 (US$88,000 or thereabouts) at auction.

OK, it's not digital, but you have to admit that the Photo Revolver de Poche is an eye-catcher. Our rather rusty high-school French suggests that the name translates as the "Pocket Photo Revolver" (OK,... (More)

Animoto's logo. Click here to visit the Animoto website! PRESS RELEASE: Animoto Announces DVD-Quality Video Downloads & DVD Services
13:57 EDT - Users can now download and view Animoto videos on TV and other high-resolution devices New York, NY, JUNE 10, 2008 – Animoto (, the web application that lets users quickly and easily create personalized, professional-quality videos from their own photos and music, today released high-resolution options to their service. Animoto videos can now be purchased on DVD or downloaded in DVD-quality... (More)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Nikon D60 digital SLR. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Full Review posted for Nikon D60!
23:41 EDT - Though it's quite similar to the Nikon D40x, that's only one more reason to give the Nikon D60 a Dave's Pick - it more than upholds the D40/D40x tradition.

The Nikon D60's 10.2-megapixel image sensor turns out great quality images, made better by the new optically stabilized 18-55mm VR kit lens. Like its predecessors, the Nikon D60 is so easy and fun to use,... (More)

HEWLETTPACKARD.GIF PRESS RELEASE: HP Unveils New Printing Solutions Designed to Maximize Ease of Use and Efficiency
14:44 EDT - PALO ALTO, Calif., June 10 -- HP today introduced several new imaging and printing products -- including three versatile printers and a wireless print server -- designed to deliver high-quality documents and lab-quality photos easily while increasing productivity and efficiency through wireless innovation. The HP Photosmart C4480 All-in-One Printer is a versatile, intuitive, compact printing system... (More)

Olympus' logo. Click here to visit the Olympus website! PRESS RELEASE: Olympus Announces Winners Of Inaugural "Photographers Of Tomorrow" Photo Contest
13:10 EDT - Three Winning Images Selected from Impressive and Competitive Field; Winners to Receive $5,000 Scholarship and Olympus E-3 Digital SLR Camera Outfit CENTER 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... (More)

Canon's EOS Rebel XS digital camera. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Canon announces new Rebel, Speedlite
00:01 EDT - Japanese imaging giant Canon Inc. has today announced a new single-lens reflex digital camera model that's essentially a replacement for the now rather long-in-the-tooth Rebel XTI that was first launched in August 2006.

Interestingly, the new Canon EOS Rebel XS reuses a name that was chosen way back in 1993 for one of the company's early EOS film cameras. The Rebel XS film camera of yesteryear was an impressive achievement... (More)

Monday, June 9, 2008

Fotosearch's logo. Click here to visit the Fotosearch website! PRESS RELEASE: Fotosearch Stock Photography Celebrates 3 Million Images
15:22 EDT - June 5, 2008, Waukesha, WI - Fotosearch Stock Photography, based in Waukesha, WI, announced today that it has uploaded its three-millionth image. Growing at a rate of 25,000 new images per week, Fotosearch continues to be one of the largest collections of premium royalty-free and rights managed images in the world. Launched in 1998, the Fotosearch website brings together multiple image publishers... (More)

DxO Labs Logo. Click to visit the DxO Labs website! PRESS RELEASE: DxO Labs Releases DxO Optics Pro v5.1 for Mac and Windows and Celebrates the Image Enhancement Software's 4th Anniversary with a Free DxO FilmPack Offer
14:53 EDT - DxO Optics Pro v5.1 for Macintosh and Windows is available immediately from selected retailers and on the company’s online store at In celebration of DxO Optics Pro’s 4th birthday, customers who purchase v5.1 or purchase an upgrade to v5.1 before July 1st and current v5.x owners will receive DxO FilmPack v1.2 for free! Paris, France—June 2, 2008—DxO Labs announced... (More)

PHANFARE.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Phanfare Announces iPhone App: Wireless Photo Sharing Takes the PC Out of the Loop
14:31 EDT - Phanfare's iPhone camera application lets you store photos in the cloud with a single click METUCHEN, N.J. (June 9, 2008) -- Photo and video sharing service Phanfare ( today announced that it has developed a camera application for the new iPhone store that allows users to share iPhone photos on the Web with a single click. The photos are moved wirelessly to the Internet where... (More)

DxO Labs Logo. Click to visit the DxO Labs website! PRESS RELEASE: DxO Optics Pro v5.1 debuts support for the Canon EOS 450D/Rebel Xsi, Canon 1Ds Mark III and Nikon D60
13:40 EDT - Paris, France – June 2, 2008 – DxO Labs announces today that DxO Optics Pro v5.1 supports the Canon EOS 450D/Rebel Xsi, the 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... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Karen Sperling Adds Photoshop to the Artistry Learning Materials
13:24 EDT - Karen Sperling, the original Corel Painter expert—she wrote the first manual when the software debuted 17 years ago—is pleased to announce the addition of Adobe Photoshop to her Artistry instructional materials and classes. Photographers can learn to turn photos into paintings in Corel Painter and now, additionally, in Adobe Photoshop, from the Artistry offerings, including: The monthly Artistry... (More)

Friday, June 6, 2008

Printer Review: HP Photosmart C8180 All-in-One
21:09 EDT - With wireless connectivity and a touchscreen when you're feeling friendly, the C8180 can make a print from just about anything.

The HP C8180 is the company's top of the line all-in-one device, mating a 9600-dpi scanner capable of both reflective and transparency scanning with a printer that also includes CD/DVD burning and label... (More)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Nikon's logo. Click here to visit the Nikon website! PRESS RELEASE: Now's your chance to move the world - Nikon Photo Contest International 2008-2009
16:54 EDT - June 5, 2008 - One of the world's most renowned photo contests, entries to the 32nd Nikon Photo Contest International will be accepted from September 1 to November 30, 2008. A contest with an impressive history The Nikon Photo Contest International has been held by Nikon Corporation since 1969 to provide an opportunity for photographers around the world to communicate and to enrich photographic... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Stellar Introduces Updated Version of Photo Recovery Software v3.0 for Windows
11:29 EDT - Stellar has come up with an advantage in the name of Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery software for those users who want to live their memorable days forever. Till now Stellar is known for its digital photo recovery product called Stellar Phoenix Digital Media Recovery software which could perform photo recovery from memory card and digital camera but now this advent is an enhancement in the features... (More)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Review: Carl Zeiss 28mm f/2 Distagon
17:28 EDT - Apologies for the delay, but it seems that if a tree falls in Georgia, it makes a noise only a DSL modem in Canada can hear (and make the modem break). I'll leave that cryptically ambiguous and just say that everything's back up in running in both countries now, and I'm pleased to be able to present you with this week's review, the Carl Zeiss 28mm f/2 Distagon.

Carl Zeiss released the 28mm f/2 Distagon without fanfare in the latter part of 2007, The lens is available in the Nikon F-mount, the Pentax/Samsung K-mount and the M42 screw mount. The Carl Zeiss 28mm... (More)

RocketLife's logo. Click here to visit the RocketLife website! PRESS RELEASE: Consumers Prefer RocketLife Over Other Web-Based Digital Photo Applications
13:03 EDT - Research Results Announced by InfoTrends June 4, 2008, Folsom, CA - Visan and, the inventors of ground-breaking award-winning new media technologies, announced today that RocketLife outscored four other mainstream sites: CVS, Kodak EasyShare Gallery, Shutterfly and Snapfish in a recent study by InfoTrends on consumer preferences for Web-based digital photo applications.... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Pure Digital Technologies Launches Super-Slim Flip Video™ Mino
12:10 EDT - 3 oz. camcorder is the ultimate accessory for the social networking generation SAN FRANCISCO, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Pure Digital Technologies today introduced Flip Video Mino, the company's latest innovation in its popular, critically-acclaimed Flip Video family of camcorders. Weighing in at just over three ounces, the remarkably slim yet powerful Flip Video Mino raises the bar for high-quality,... (More)

00:56 EDT - GOLDEN, 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... (More)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Olympus E-420 digital SLR. Copyright © 2008, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Review posted for Olympus E-420!
15:21 EDT - Olympus's second pass at the super-small digital SLR, the E-420, gets a lot more features, with a new hybrid Live View autofocus system that includes contrast detection, a new daylight-viewable LCD, and even Face Detection technology.

The Olympus E-420 is still their smallest and lightest SLR, yet they managed to increase its frame rate to 3.5 frames per second. The Olympus E-420 is still a 10-megapixel digital camera, but its high... (More)

ImageSpan's logo. Click here to visit the ImageSpan website! PRESS RELEASE: LicenseStream Creator Now Generally Available to Speed, Simplify and Cut Costs for Licensing and Billing of Digital Media
14:25 EDT - ImageSpan Provides New Plug-ins for Easy Access to LicenseStream Creator from Within Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Popular Adobe Creative Suite 3 Software SAUSALITO, CA- June 3, 2008 - ImageSpan Inc., which provides an enabling infrastructure for digital content licensing, today announced new features along with the general availability of LicenseStream Creator, a simple-to-use content licensing and... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Digital Foci Introduces Custom Framer Program For "Image Moments 8" Digital Photo Frame
14:15 EDT - All PPFA Members will Receive Free Adapter Ring Kit with Purchase of Image Moments 8 Custom Framing with Interchangeable Frames and Mats Los Angeles, CA, June 3, 2008 - Digital Foci, Inc. ( announced today their Custom Framer Program for its "Image Moments 8" digital photo frame for PPFA (Professional Picture Framers Association) members. Available immediately, all PPFA members... (More)

PRESS RELEASE: Photo Finish: Xerox Announces MyShot08 Photo Contest Winners; College Students Across America Show Their Creative Side
12:05 EDT - ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 3, 2008 - A woman backlit by a haunting glow. An old man sitting in a bubble bath. A road surrounded by sunflowers. A young girl standing in a room surrounded in pink. These are just a few of the appealing images that captured the attention of judges as winners of the MyShot08 photo contest. Seventeen college students from across the country took home prizes for their creativity.... (More)

Nikon Extends U Point to Masking In Capture NX 2
00:21 EDT - A new twist on U Point technology plus a slick retouching tool highlight the new Capture NX 2.

It's a crowded world on your hard disk. A lot of competent programs are competing to be part of your workflow solution. But workflow is still more work than flow. Nikon has revamped Capture NX, its image... (More)

Monday, June 2, 2008

Zoran's logo. Click here to visit the Zoran website! PRESS RELEASE: Zoran Launches Highly Integrated Quatro(R) Processors Supporting Improved Performance, Color Touch Panels and Wi-Fi and Ethernet Options
16:09 EDT - Quatro(R) 4301 and 4302 Processor Platforms Available for OEMs Building Inkjet All-in-One and Direct-Connect Photo Printers Zoran Corporation (NASDAQ: ZRAN) announced the availability of its highly integrated Quatro® 4301 and 4302 processors, which deliver improved performance and advanced features for inkjet all-in-one and direct-connect photo printers. The Quatro® 4301 and 4302 processors... (More)

mpix-150x111.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Mpix Expands Strategic Partnership With Zenfolio
11:33 EDT - PITTSBURG, Kan. -- May 19 -- 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, has announced the expanded strategic partnership to better serve the growing number of professional and advanced amateur photographers. By closely integrating products and services and aligning marketing... (More)

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