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Eastman Kodak Company and Its U.S. Subsidiaries Commence Voluntary Chapter 11

Kodak's Reorganization to Facilitate Emergence as Profitable and Sustainable Enterprise

By PPC News Staff | January 20, 2012

Eastman Kodak Company ("Kodak" or the "Company") announced today that it and its U.S. subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions for chapter 11 business reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Read More


Sony unveils new high-speed XQD™ memory cards

1Gbps for faster write speed and superb reliability create new possibilities for advanced photographers

By PPC News Staff | January 08, 2012

Giving photo enthusiasts and professional photographers a new level of speed and performance, the new range of XQD memory cards by Sony supports the recently adopted XQD specification for high-speed, high-performance digital image capture. Using the new cards, XQD compatible high-end DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) users can capture up to approximately 100 frames in RAW format in continuous shooting mode. In addition to outstanding high-speed data transfer capability, the cards are highly reliable to protect users' data and images. Read More


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Datacolor Launches Spyder4 for Simplicity and Accuracy in Color Calibration for all Display Devices

Spyder4 Express, Spyder4 Pro and Spyder4 Elite Provide Full Spectrum Color Calibration for Creative Professionals

By PPC News Staff | January 06, 2012

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Datacolor®, a global leader in color management solutions, today introduced Spyder4, a line of highly advanced colorimeters able to calibrate monitors, laptops, projectors, TVs, iPads and even iPhones. Designed to provide photographers and creative professionals with accurate and consistent results, Spyder4 makes quick work of the color correction process. Read More


CompactFlash Association Announces New XQD Memory Card Format

XQD Introduces Industry Leading Performance

By PPC News Staff | December 07, 2011

The CompactFlash Association (CFA) is pleased to announce the release of the XQD specification as a new high performance memory card. This XQD specification is based on the PCI Express® specification, which provides a solid base for future performance scaling. Read More


Induro® Announces New Low-Profile, Heavy-Duty BHL Ballheads

Provides quick and precise camera positioning for all professional camera systems

By PPC News Staff | December 02, 2011

Induro, makers of tripods, heads and accessories designed for demanding professional photographers, announces today the new low-profile, heavy-duty Induro BHL Ballheads. Read More


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New Nikon SB-910 Speedlight Offers Advanced Flash Technology and Intelligent Features

Replacing the SB-900, the 910 gains the simpler graphic user interface (GUI) of the less powerful SB-700.

By PPC News Staff | November 30, 2011

Today, Nikon Inc. announced the addition of a new flagship speedlight, the powerful and capable SB-910 speedlight. Building on the versatility of Nikon's Creative Lighting System (CLS), the SB-910 incorporates an enhanced intuitive operating system and graphic user interface (GUI). The SB-910 speedlight comes equipped with a wide zoom range covering the most popular focal lengths as well as FX/DX-format identification that optimizes zoom settings based on the camera body. This new speedlight also provides more efficient battery usage as well as an enhanced Thermal Cut-Out function. Read More


Gitzo Announces New Basalt Collection

By PVC News Staff | November 28, 2011

Thanks to its unique expertise in composite materials, Gitzo developed a new High Performance basalt fibre tube. The new tube comes from a radical innovation of the Poltrusion process, the aerospace technology used by Gitzo to manufacture its composite tubes in one single step, starting from the raw fibres. Read More


DxO Optics Pro 7 Offers Batch Processing Up to 4 Times Faster

With a newly-optimized interface and workflow, DxO Optics Pro 7 will be available on November 30, 2011, at a special 33% discount

By PVC News Staff | November 23, 2011

November 23, 2011 - DxO Labs announces the November 30, 2011 availability of DxO Optics Pro 7, a major new release of its leading image-processing software for demanding photographers. This new version, released simultaneously for Windows and Mac systems, redefines the standard for image quality, achieves batch processing up to four times faster, and offers a considerably optimized interface and workflow. Read More


Domke F-8 for Digital SLR’s Now Available in RuggedWear

By PVC News Staff | November 14, 2011

Domke, a division of The Tiffen Company, has announced that their F-8 Compact Bag designed for today's popular digital SLR cameras is now available in RuggedWear. Read More


Kodak Sold its Image Sensor Business

The reason nobody heard about the new sensors from Kodak is probably because Kodak sold its image sensor business to Platinum Equity for an undisclosed amount.

By PVC News Staff | November 08, 2011

Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) announced today that it has completed the sale of its Image Sensor Solutions (ISS) business to Platinum Equity in a move that will sharpen Kodak's operational focus and strengthen its financial position. Read More


Lowepro Debuts Pro Roller Lite™ AW Series

Pro Roller Lite™ AW is Lowepro's leanest and lightest camera roller bags for professional photographers who travel internationally with their camera gear and a laptop.

By PVC News Staff | October 28, 2011

Lowepro, the leading brand of protective gear for photography equipment and portable electronic devices,today introduced its latest carrying solution for professionals who travel around the world with their camera and computer equipment. The Pro Roller Lite™ AW series is lean and light enough to carry onboard most airlines. Each bag weighs less than 10 lbs or 3.6 kg, without gear. Read More


Lowepro Pro Messenger AW Series

New messenger-style bag reminiscent of durable, yet soft canvas bag with the abrasion and moisture resistance of a custom-milled performance fabric

By PVC News Staff | October 27, 2011

Lowepro, the leading brand of protective gear for photography equipment and portable electronic devices, introduces its new, soft-sided professional series of photo bags, the Pro Messenger AW. Its low-key, discreet style and flexible workflow features makes it an ideal carrying solution for pro photographers who shoot news and events in urban and/or crowd-filled settings. Read More


Camera Bits to Preview Photo Mechanic 5 and Photo Mechanic Catalog at PhotoPlus Expo 2011

Show attendees who stop by booth #367 will receive sneak-peek of the latest Photo Mechanic features before new version is available to the public

By PVC News Staff | October 26, 2011

Portland, Oregon - October 26, 2011 - Camera Bits, Inc., a pioneer in the development of software for professional digital photographers, is previewing the latest editions of its popular photo workflow software, Photo Mechanic 5 and Photo Mechanic Catalog, at PhotoPlus Expo 2011 in New York City from October 27 - 29. Current and prospective users of the Photo Mechanic software line can expect to see new features that will ultimately make their photo editing experiences even more efficient and effective. Camera Bits will also host in-booth (# 367) demonstrations for Photo Mechanic 5 and Photo Mechanic Catalog. Read More


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Canon Launches the Flagship PIXMA PRO-1

By PVC News Staff | October 24, 2011

Canon today announced the launch of its new flagship PIXMA Pro series model, the PIXMA PRO-1, which is the world's first A3+ printer to feature 12 separate inks. Featuring an EOS-inspired design, the stylish model produces the highest possible print quality in colour and monochrome, and is ideal for professional and serious amateur photographers. Exceptional levels of productivity make it suitable for studio use and commercial exhibitions. Read More


Canon Announces New Points Qualification System and Website to Enhance Membership Opportunities

Canon Hosts CPS Lounge at PhotoPlus Expo 2011 with a Full Roster of Membership Benefit Activities

By PVC News Staff | October 21, 2011

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced an enhancement to the Canon Professional Services (CPS) program with a new qualification system for membership acceptance. The new CPS professional points system allows an expanded roster of equipment to qualify prospective members into the program. The new points system will help many professionals who were unable to join based on the previous membership requirements. Read More


Nikon Launches the Free My Picturetown Pad Application for iPads and iPhones

Support for playback of data recorded using the new Motion Snapshot function built into Nikon 1 J1 / V1

By PVC News Staff | October 20, 2011

Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that its free my Picturetown Pad application for iPads and iPhones is available for download from Apple's App Store. The my Picturetown Pad app allows users to enjoy using my Picturetown, Nikon's online image sharing and storage service, with their iPads and iPhones. Read More


23-year-old Product Receives Makeover and Two Bonus Modifiers

The 23-year-old Apollo™ line receives a makeover as well as two new additional modifiers

By PVC News Staff | October 11, 2011

In 1988, Westcott patented the Apollo™ product. Now, in 2011, Westcott is excited to announce the re-launch of the Apollo™ line. With a revamp of a 20+ year-old logo along with the addition of two new products, the Apollo™ line is still one of the most amazing and portable light modifiers on the market to date. Because of customer requests, Westcott is adding the Apollo™ Orb and Strip. Read More


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New Product Developed to Help Avoid Damaging Your 5D Camera Port

By PVC News Staff | October 03, 2011

The LockPort5 adapter is designed to fit easily the popular RedRock Micro DSLR Baseplate using the original screws and soft adhesive pads. The LockPort5 safely secures a 90° FRONT/REAR mini HDMI to full-size HDMI adapter, protecting forever the "expensive to repair" mini HDMI camera port. Read More


LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series Now Available

By Dan Carr | September 23, 2011

First portable Thunderbolt drives begin to hit the market. Read More


Lensbaby Announces its new Movie Maker’s Kit Featuring the Composer Pro PL with Sweet 35 Optic

Lensbaby Announces its new Movie Maker’s Kit Featuring the Composer Pro PL with Sweet 35 Optic

The Lensbaby Movie Maker's Kit is a full-service in-camera creative effects lens kit packaged in a custom-built rugged Pelican hard case

By PVC News Staff | September 22, 2011

Lensbaby announces today the newest addition to the Lensbaby Creative Effects camera products line-up, the Lensbaby Movie Maker's Kit featuring the brand-new Composer Pro PL with Sweet 35 Optic, for use on PL mount cameras. Read More