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 Tuesday, July 12, 2011
DxO Labs has added 31 new lens / camera combinations to the DxO Optics Modules library, providing supports for Sigma, Tamron, Nikkor, Samyang, Pentax, and Tokina lenses, for numerous Nikon and Pentax cameras.
 
Visit this page to see the new combinations.
 
DxO Optics Pro is available at B&H.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 7/12/2011 1:24:06 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon and Nikon have yet to release a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, but you can now use your Canon and Nikon lenses on the mirrorless iPhone. Photojojo has an adapter for that. (thanks Sean)
Post Date: 7/12/2011 12:13:42 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro Nikkor Lens (press release) has been announced today.
 
I can't say that this lens would have been my top priority if I were Nikon.
 
More information is available at the I Am Nikon Blog.
 
Adorama is accepting Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro Nikkor Lens preorders.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 7/12/2011 10:23:50 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, July 11, 2011
PARIS — July 5, 2011 Kenko-Tokina Company Ltd., Japan today announced that it has acquired the famous French filter manufacturer COKIN SAS.
 
COKIN is the creator and leader in Square filters systems, exporting 90% of its production to more than 100 countries around the world.
 
Mr Toru Yamanaka (President of Kenko-Tokina Co., Ltd.) said: “I have always been impressed with the creativity that COKIN filters and accessories offer. I admire and greatly respect the professionalism of this line of fine products which reflect the French ingenuity. We are very proud to add this filter manufacturer to our Team.”
 
Kenko-Tokina Co., Ltd. was established in 1957 and now has 10 factories and subsidiaries worldwide. They are a world-leader in round photographic filters and other fine optical products.
 
COKIN France S.A.S.U. (new company name) will stay independent, with its own manufacturing, marketing and worldwide distribution network.
 
Mr Marc Heintz (Director of Sales, COKIN France): “Kenko brings to us a strong backing of finance and supply of raw materials, which will allow us to expand and bring new innovative products to the market once again.”
 
With this acquisition, both companies will expand their services and bring the flourishing photographic accessory market their expertise and enthusiasm for today’s exciting imaging world.
Post Date: 7/11/2011 10:50:51 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/11/2011 11:20:32 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, July 8, 2011
Just announced: The Arca Swiss Mini L-Bracket (press release).
 
"The new mini L-bracket from Arca-Swiss complements the monoball®Fix lineup perfectly and is compatible with the current monoball®Fix quick releases"
Category: Arca Swiss News
Post Date: 7/8/2011 11:53:22 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, July 7, 2011
Canon UK has announced that its Pro Solutions 2011 show – a two-day event for photography, video, and broadcast professionals – will be held on 25 and 26 October 2011 at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London.
 
Now in its third year, Pro Solutions has been designed to be the largest and most comprehensive consumer-focused exhibition of Canon’s imaging products where visitors can experience Canon’s complete workflow solutions, from image capture to output. Its aims are to educate and inspire visitors and to demonstrate to them how Canon technologies, and those of compatible products, can be used in their digital workflow to generate increased revenue and business.
 
The Pro Solutions 2011 show will be centred on extensive displays of Canon products, including professional DSLR cameras, L-series lenses, pro HD camcorders, large format and A3 inkjet printers, and broadcast lenses. Visitors will have the opportunity to see live demonstrations of professional workflow solutions, plus there will be a comprehensive schedule of free seminars given by Canon Ambassadors and renowned photographers and filmmakers from a wide spectrum of genres.
 
The convergence of stills and video technology will be an extremely important element of the show and visitors will be able to gain a greater understanding of how to develop and evolve their businesses in a rapidly changing market. As in previous years there will be a wide range of companies at the show who provide tailored products, services and solutions to professionals, and visitors will be able to ‘try and buy’ products at the show.
 
Susie Donaldson, Consumer Marketing Director, Canon UK and Ireland said: "We are delighted that the Pro Solutions show will return again in 2011. The feedback from visitors and exhibitors from last year’s show was very positive. Last year professional image makers used the show to get hands-on with the entire Canon professional range, and the information shared at the seminars and live demonstrations gave them a vital insight into how to maximise their business potential. Canon is proud of our unique proposition of image-capture to image-output, and the content for this year’s Pro Solutions Show 2011 looks set to be really exciting."
 
Entrance to Pro Solutions will be free for all those who pre-register online. The show opening times will be from 11am to 8pm on Tuesday 25 October and from 10am to 5pm on Wednesday 26 October. To find out more details about the event and to pre-register for the Pro Solutions 2011 event just click here.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/7/2011 3:51:17 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Press release:
 
Phase One Releases Media Pro 1.0.1
 
COPENHAGEN, July 7, 2011 — Phase One today released Media Pro 1.0.1, a service release, and the first update since Media Pro was introduced less than two months ago.
 
Media Pro is a professional photo manager for finding, organizing, and sharing images and videos wherever those files are stored. Media Pro supports photo and video files from more than 100 different cameras and is built to manage large photo libraries.
 
This service release includes several fixes and improvements, such as the following:
 
Fixed stability issues including crash when working with large JPEGs in Slideshow and on the Light Table;
 
Fixed Renderings bugs, including no full resolution TIFFs on Mac and missing PDF thumbnails on Windows XP;
 
Fixed a issue where a catalog upgraded from Expression Media 2 could not be saved;
 
Fixed a bug causing XMP sidecars not to be moved with the media files to which they belong;
 
Fixed importer issues e.g. crash on Mac when XMP sidecars were present and problem when importing JPEGs on Window XP 32 bits;
 
Fixed a bug on Windows where sorting would not work;
 
Fixed readability issues caused by new UI color scheme;
 
Fixed a bug preventing XML data files to be created on Windows;
 
Fixed some EIP color management/rendering issues on Mac;
 
License issue on Windows appearing when Internet connection was lost.
 
Availability and Pricing
 
Media Pro 1.0.1 is free to existing Phase One Media Pro customers. For more information including product features, upgrade options and tutorials, please see: http://www.phaseone.com/en/Software/Media-Pro/Whats-new.aspx
 
Downlooad Media Pro
Category: Phase One News
Post Date: 7/7/2011 12:23:08 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/6/2011 5:09:11 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
DxO Labs has added 30 new lens / camera combinations to the DxO Optics Modules library, providing supports for Canon, Nikkor, Sigma, Pentax, and Tamron lenses, for numerous Canon, Nikon, and Pentax cameras.
 
Visit this page to see the new combinations.
 
DxO Optics Pro is available at B&H.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 7/6/2011 8:35:01 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Tenba has today announced the expansion of two collections:
 
Tenba Expands Discovery Collection With Laptop and Tablet Backpacks
 
After the launch of Discovery, Tenba's lightest weight collection of professional-level bags, we received many requests for daypacks with laptop storage. So we are happy to announce the immediate availability of two new Daypacks in the Discovery Collection.
 
Tenba Expands Vector Collection With Sling Bag and Photo/Laptop Daypack
 
Tenba has expanded the unique Vector collection of consumer/prosumer bags with a Sling Bag and Photo/Laptop Daypack. The Sling Bag combines the speed of a shoulder bag with the comfort and support of a backpack, plus fits 1-2 DSLRs with 3-4 lenses and accessories.
Category: Tenba News
Post Date: 7/5/2011 8:44:26 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
According to a Reuters article:
 
"Canon (7751.T), the world's largest maker of digital cameras, is exploring the possibility of launching a mirrorless model, featuring many of the capabilities of an upmarket single-lens reflex camera in a more compact body, a senior company executive said."
 
Also:
 
"Masaya Maeda, head of Canon's camera division, also said the company had restored camera production to pre-quake levels at the end of June, after supply chain woes hampered output after the March 11 disaster, and it now plans to hike production capacity in Taiwan."
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/5/2011 10:09:09 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, July 4, 2011

Tokina, sans press release (that I have found), has introduced the Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX Lens.
 
Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX Lens features include One-touch Focus Clutch, Silent Drive-Module AND rubber sealing mount.
 
AT-X 17-35 F4 PRO FX specs
Focal length: 17-35mm
Filter Size: 82mm
Brightness: F4
Number of aperture blades: Nine
Format: 24 × 36mm (full-size digital only)
Minimum aperture: F22
Greatest dimension: 89.0mm
Lens Construction: Each group 13 12
Full Length: Approximately 94.5mm
Coating: Multilayer coating
Weight: Approximately 600g
Angle of view: 103.96 °-64.74 °
Accessories: Only hood
Minimum focusing distance: 0.28m
The maximum macro magnification: 1:4.82
Compatible Mount:
Nikon (full-size solid-state imaging device): 4961607634318
Canon (full-size solid-state imaging device): 4961607634325
 
The new Tokina 17-35 Will be released in late July 2011 for Canon mount and September 2011 for Nikon mount.
 
Find more information and sample images here.
Category: Tokina News
Post Date: 7/4/2011 12:40:49 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Bloomberg is reporting that Canon will invest 10 billion yen to build a new interchangeable lens camera factory in Taiwan.
 
"Canon, the world’s biggest camera maker, will spend about 10 billion yen ($124 million) on the expansion, Takafumi Hongo, a company spokesman, said in a telephone interview. Canon forecasts sales of about 7 million single-lens reflex cameras this year, compared with sales of 5.9 million last year, he said."
 
(thanks Trent)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/4/2011 12:06:40 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Nikon USA:
 
To users of the Image Authentication Software
 
Thank you for choosing Nikon for your photography needs.
 
We have confirmed that reports of a vulnerability with the Image Authentication Software that results in false image authentication have been posted on third-party websites.
 
These websites state that image files can be modified so that the Image Authentication Software falsely authenticates even images that have been enhanced or altered as unchanged from the original image captured.
 
The information posted on these websites is based on independent analysis of Nikon products by a third party.
 
If you have additional questions about this Service Advisory, please contact Nikon Customer Relations at 1-800-Nikon US (1-800-645-6687), 8am to 2am (Eastern), 7-days-a-week.
 
Inquire directly here.
 
We hope that you will continue to choose Nikon for your photography needs.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 7/4/2011 11:48:22 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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