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Nikon Announces Development Of 800mm Lens

In development, an f5.6 800mm super telephoto.

By Dan Carr | July 12, 2012

Nikon have today announced that they are developing a new 800mm f5.6 VR lens. As has become popular recently with Canon, Nikon are calling this a development announcement which merely means that they confirm it's going to come at some point but detailed specifications, shipping dates and pricing will follow at a later date. Canon have had an 800mm lens for a few years and as they are also now making a 200-400 to match up against Nikon's 200-400 , it makes sense for Nikon to make an 800mm now as well. Expect the price to be well over $12,000 whenever it arrives. Read More


Lexar Announces Intention To Produce XQD Cards

By Dan Carr | July 11, 2012

Lexar XQD Memory Cards to be Compatible with Nikon D4 and Future XQD-based Camera Models Read More


Induro Announces New Dual Range Hi-Hat Tripod Set

By Dan Carr | July 11, 2012

Matching traditional Hi-Hat dimensions, the DR Hi-Hat Tripod Set goes far beyond in terms of operational scope and flexibility. Each leg features a two section extension and three steps of variable angle adjustment, making height adjustments and terrain adjustments a breeze. Specially reinforced pivoting ovoid feet provide a sure grip on virtually any surface, plus the capability to be screwed, spiked or otherwise firmly secured to establish a rock-solid connection to the ground or a board. Read More


Canon Announces Free Photography Workshop Program With Free Gear Loan

By Dan Carr | June 04, 2012



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Canon EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7D Digital SLR Cameras Choice for Work on Set of “The Avengers”

Enable Gripping Point-Of-View Shots for Theatrical Filmmaking

By PPC News Staff | May 09, 2012

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that its EOS 5D Mark II and 7D Digital SLR cameras have been used on the set of Marvel's latest movie, "Marvel's The Avengers," to capture thrilling point-of-view (POV) action shots that can be seamlessly intercut with footage from the film's principal 35mm and digital cinematography cameras to heighten the film's visual impact. "Marvel's The Avengers" shows an epic confrontation between nightmarish super villains attacking the Earth and the super-heroic team of Iron Man, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye and Black Widow. Directed by Joss Whedon, the film is the latest and most extraordinary Marvel Studios Super Hero movie to date. Read More



The First User-Generated Photo Contest in History to Inspire a Hollywood Film

By Dan Carr | May 07, 2012

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., May 7, 2012 - Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has created a new partnership with two-time Academy Award® winner Ron Howard for year two of the brand campaign, "Long Live Imagination." The partnership, launching May 7, 2012 with a digital campaign, comes on the heels of Ron Howard and Canon U.S.A.'s highly successful "Project Imagin8ion," the first user-generated photo contest in history to ultimately inspire a Hollywood short film. {C} Read More


Think Tank Photo to Release Three Travel-Specific Backpacks

Features Quick Access Pockets for Laptops and iPads

By PPC News Staff | May 02, 2012

Think Tank Photo announced today that in May it will release the Airport™ series, a new line of travel-specific, high-capacity camera backpacks designed with maneuvering through airports quickly in mind. The three backpacks - the Airport Accelerator, Airport Commuter, and Airport Essentials -- integrate quick access pockets for both laptops and iPad, a top pocket for boarding passes, and three robust handles to ensure easy placement and retrieval from overhead bins. Read More


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Think Tank Announces First 4 Wheeled Camera Bag - The 4-Sight Roller

Airport roller with 4 wheels !

By Dan Carr | April 25, 2012

Santa Rosa, Calif. - Think Tank Photo announces that in May it will release its first four-wheeled rolling camera bag, the Airport 4-Sight™. The Airport 4-Sight meets international airline carry-on standards. The roller's weight has been reduced dramatically through innovative design and by a strict focus on the features that photographers find most beneficial. {C} Read More


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Mamiya Leaf Introduces the Leaf Credo Medium Format Digital Camera Back Platform

80MP, 60MP and 40MP CCD Medium Format backs

By Dan Carr | April 23, 2012

Mamiya Leaf have today announced the Leaf Credo range of digital camera back designed to work with the 645DF. There are 80MP, 60MP and 40MP variations of the new CCD back. The Credo backs feature 1.15 million dot touch-screens. Read More


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New Canon EOS 60Da DSLR Camera For Astronomy Enthusiasts

DSLR caters to astronomers and hobbyists who enjoy capturing the beauty of the night sky

By PPC News Staff | April 03, 2012

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced the EOS 60Da Digital SLR Camera, a long-awaited successor to the EOS 20Da that is optimized for astrophotography. This DSLR caters to astronomers and hobbyists who enjoy capturing the beauty of the night sky by offering a modified infrared filter and a low-noise sensor with heightened hydrogen-alpha sensitivity. These modifications allow the camera to capture magnificent photographs of "red hydrogen emission" nebulae and other cosmic phenomena. Read More


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Canon unleashes the EOS 5D Mark III

EOS 5D Mark III offers improved performance in many different areas

By PPC News Staff | March 02, 2012

Canon today announces the latest addition to its worldfamous EOS range with the launch of the new EOS 5D Mark III. The EOS 5D Mark IIIbuilds on the performance of the legendary EOS 5D Mark II, offering improved speed,greater resolution, enhanced processing power and extended creative options for bothstills and Full HD movies - providing unparalleled artistic freedom for the most demanding photographers. Read More


Kodak Focuses Consumer Business On More Profitable Growth Opportunities

Plans to phase out dedicated capture devices business

By PPC News Staff | February 09, 2012

Eastman Kodak Company (the "Company") (OTB: EKDKQ.PK) announced today that, as a result of its ongoing strategic review process and commitment to drive sustainable profitability through its most valuable business lines, it plans to phase out its dedicated capture devices business - comprising digital cameras, pocket video cameras and digital picture frames - in the first half of 2012. Kodak will instead expand its current brand licensing program, and seek licensees in these categories. Following this decision, Kodak's Consumer Business will include online and retail-based photo printing, as well as desktop inkjet printing. Read More


Lowepro Introduces the Event Messenger Series

Lowepro unveils a modern messenger series for enthusiast photographers with ILC kits

By PPC News Staff | February 01, 2012

Lowepro, a product design company that builds protective gear for photography equipment and portable electronic devices, introduces the Event Messenger series. Three models are built to carry and protect an interchangeable lens camera (ILC) kit, plus a laptop or tablet in the larger two. Read More


Kessler Presents the Stealth Hybrid Camera Dolly/Slider

By PPC News Staff | January 25, 2012

Kessler Crane, leading manufacturer of camera cranes, jibs, and motion control products, proudly introduces the Stealth Camera Dolly. Read More


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