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 Wednesday, August 10, 2011
DxO Labs has added 29 new lens / camera combinations to the DxO Optics Modules library, providing supports for Canon, Sigma, Tokina, and Nikkor lenses, for numerous Canon and Nikon cameras.
 
Visit this page to see the new combinations.
 
DxO Optics Pro is available at B&H.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 8/10/2011 8:05:36 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Nikon has posted financial results for the first quarter of the year ending March 2012:
 
Presentation Material (PDF:271KB)
 
Financial Results (PDF:295KB)
Financial and Business Data (PDF:92KB)
Financial Results for the First Quarter of the Year Ending March 31, 2012 (PDF:143KB)
Estimation for the Year Ending March 31, 2012 (PDF:151KB)
Reference Data (PDF:126KB)
 
More from Reuters including some excerpts:
 
Nikon lifts outlook on cameras, sticks to chip stepper target
 
"Aug 10 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikon Corp said on Monday it now expects unit sales of digital SLR cameras to jump 26 percent in the year to March 2012 to 5.4 million units, instead of its May forecast of a slight gain.
 
Nikon, which competes against Canon , also said it now expects compact camera sales to rise by 9 percent to 15.5 million units and sales of interchangeable lenses to grow 20 percent to 7.6 million units."
 
Nikon outlook breezes past expectations, cameras strong
 
"(Reuters) - Japan's Nikon Corp (7731.T) raised its forecast above market expectations on record sales of cameras and solid demand for LCD steppers used to make smartphone and tablet PC screens.
 
Nikon, which competes with market leader Canon Inc (7751.T) and Sony Corp (6758.T) in digital cameras, said on Monday it now expects to earn an operating profit of 86 billion yen ($1.1 billion) in the year to March 2012, up 27 percent from its previous forecast and beating the consensus estimate of 74 billion yen from 19 analysts polled by ThomsonReuters Starmine.
 
Sales and profit on digital SLRs, interchangeable lenses and compact cameras were the highest for an April-June quarter, despite a historically strong yen biting into profits.
 
Like Canon, which also lifted its forecast, Nikon said it was helped by a quicker-than-expected recovery from supply chain halts after Japan's March 11 earthquake."
 
"Nikon now expects sales of its digital SLRs to jump 26 percent in the year to March 2012 to 5.4 million units"
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/10/2011 8:32:35 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Adobe has relased an update to the CS5 & CS5.1 Standard Multiplugin.
 
"The standard multiplugin update addresses a security vulnerability in the GIF file format, where opening a malicious GIF file would cause the application to crash. This update is recommended for anyone who opens GIF files in Photoshop."
 
English: Windows 32 bit | Windows 64 bit | Macintosh
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 8/9/2011 5:05:16 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Delkin Devices:
 
Delkin Devices Introduces 32GB and 64GB High Performance Extended Temperature CompactFlash™
 
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Delkin Devices, Inc., leading supplier of industrial solid state storage products, announces the production release of 32GB and 64GB high performance, extended temperature CompactFlash cards. Delkin is the first manufacturer to offer 64GB CF cards with an operating temperature range of -40 to +85°C, through the use of single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash. Complementing their industrial-grade ruggedness, the Delkin 32GB and 64GB CF cards also deliver high speed performance, reading up to 105 MB/second and writing up to 95 MB/second.
 
“Delkin has taken CompactFlash to the next level by leveraging the latest advances in NAND technology and our 25 years as a leader in industrial storage”.
 
In addition to their enhanced environmental specifications, Delkin’s SLC cards are up to ten times more durable than multi-level cell (MLC) flash cards, delivering over two million program/erase cycles. Delkin has engineered these cards to deliver the maximum capacity, speed, endurance and temperature tolerance, as well as shock and vibration resistance, to meet the demands of industrial applications in harsh environments.
 
“Delkin has taken CompactFlash to the next level by leveraging the latest advances in NAND technology and our 25 years as a leader in industrial storage,” stated James Grassman, Delkin Vice President of Sales and Business Development. “The new 32GB and 64GB cards are ideal for applications requiring large storage capacity and high speed data transfer in extreme conditions, while maintaining the ease of integration of the trusted CompactFlash form factor,” he added.
 
Delkin Devices industrial-grade flash products, including the new 32GB and 64GB high performance extended temperature CF cards, are manufactured in the USA with controlled bills of materials to ensure a consistent solution and reliable performance.
 
For more information visit www.delkinindustrial.com or call 800-637-8087 and ask for the industrial storage solution sales team.
Category: Delkin News
Post Date: 8/9/2011 3:19:41 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From PDN PhotoPlus:
 
Nielsen Photo Group Announces Registration Now Open for PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo 2011
 
PhotoPlus Expo Welcomes WPPI NYC Highlighting Expanded Seminar Program, New Events and Bigger Expo
 
Aug 4, 2011 - New York, NY
 
The Nielsen Photo Group (NPG) announced today that registration for its PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo (PPE 2011), is now open. Celebrating its 29th year of bringing photographers and image-makers together with infinite access to emerging technology, trends and talent, PPE 2011 is packed with opportunities to test drive new imaging tools, discover creative solutions, develop expertise and expand professional networks. NPG also announced that PhotoPlus Expo is welcoming the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) conference and expo for the first time at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, which includes an entire seminar program and expo dedicated to wedding and portrait photography, called WPPI NYC.
 
Attendees can register online and will have complete access to both expos, PhotoPlus Expo and WPPI NYC, where they can meet with representatives from the biggest brand names serving the photography industry and test drive new imaging tools. More than 115 educational seminars and hands-on labs are available for attendees to expand their expertise. PPE 2011 seminars and expo will be held Oct. 27-29. WPPI NYC seminars will be held Oct. 26, the day before the expo officially opens, and the WPPI NYC expo will be held Oct. 27-28, 2011.
 
PhotoPlus Expo registration is free through October 25. Attendees may also purchase a special PhotoPlus Gold Expo Pass, which offers tremendous value and provides exclusive VIP offers including a Gold Expo "swag bag" filled with a variety of premium items, priority admission to keynote sessions and special events, access to the Gold Expo Oasis, a private lounge area, and other exclusive privileges. Gold Expo Passes can be purchased in advance for $50 and at the show for $70. A One Day Conference Pass for admission to seminars on a single day and the expo for all three days can be purchased in advance for $175 and at the show for $210. A Full Conference Pass for admission to seminars and the expo on all three days can be purchased in advance for $475 and at the show for $510. To view the seminar schedule click here.
 
Attendees can register online for the WPPI NYC seminars and expo through October 25 for $99, which includes admission to a variety of seminars on October 26, 2011, the WPPI NYC Expo Oct. 27-28 and PhotoPlus Expo Oct. 27-29, 2011. The on-site registration fee is $150. To register click here.
 
"PPE has become the meeting place where photographers and other visual communications professionals can share their thoughts and ideas with peers, learn new trends and applications from the masters, and gain a unique perspective into the future of their craft," explains Jeff McQuilkin, Director - PDN PhotoPlus International Conference & Expo. "Adding WPPI NYC and its schedule of seminars really make the whole PPE experience an event that should not be missed by anyone in this industry."
 
“We are really excited to bring the enthusiasm and energy of WPPI to New York City,” said George Varanakis, Show Director of WPPI, and Publisher of Rangefinder. “Nielsen is adding the best of WPPI to an already exceptional PhotoPlus Expo to provide even greater excitement and more robust learning experience for attendees."
 
About PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo
 
Designed for professionals in the photographic and imaging industries, PhotoPlus Expo showcases the latest advances in photography. Held annually at the Javits Convention Center, attendees have the opportunity to explore an inspiring array of photography and imaging products and services - everything from image capture and color management to retouching and storage - all from the industry's leading manufacturers. The show also offers over 115 photography and imaging seminars and hands-on labs taught by world-renowned experts with a focus on cutting-edge innovations in digital imaging products and techniques.
 
About WPPI
 
Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), a division of Nielsen Photo Group, is an organization that serves the educational and business needs of wedding and portrait photographers. WPPI is a professional organization that exists to help member photographers by providing them with exclusive information, programs and professional services to assist with their photographic artistry and business needs. WPPI routinely supplies its members with new benefits and valuable industry information enabling them to succeed in today’s active photo market business.
Post Date: 8/9/2011 11:51:41 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
PMA News Release:
 
JACKSON, Mich. – PMA – The World Community of Imaging Associations today announced the preliminary program for the Digital Imaging Marketing Association (DIMA) conference, Jan. 8-9, 2012, at Bally’s, Las Vegas, Nev.
 
The DIMA 2012 program will be divided into four tracks, featuring these topics:
 
Retail Strategy Track
How to Host a Photo Safari
Online Opportunities for Independent Photo Retailers
Imaging Retail Store Start-up: Creating a Brand
Re-inventing the Brand of Successful Retail Imaging Stores
DIMA Marketing Ideas Exchange
Economies of small
 
Social Media Track
Creating a Successful Social Media Campaign
E-mail as a Social Media Tool
Social Media Boot Camp (Full-Day)
 
Photo Publishing Track
Photo Books Soup to Nuts
Transforming Your Business With Photo Publishing
Photo Make Believe
New business opportunities reach beyond the traditional direct to consumer market
 
Pro Imager Track
HDR Unveiled
Building Successful Photography Communities and Events on the Web
10-Channel Workflow
Creating Stunning Video with Your DSLR
 
The DIMA conference program programming complements the PMA@CES 2012 conference programming, held Jan. 10-12, 2012, at The Venetian, Las Vegas, Nev. More details on PMA@CES programming will be announced soon.
 
Early-bird registration is available to PMA members-only for just $299. Companies must join PMA, or renew their PMA membership, by Aug. 31 to be eligible for early bird member-only pricing.
 
After Aug. 31, DIMA Annual Convention Registration will be $399 for PMA members ($599 Non-member), including choice of all DIMA educational sessions at Bally's Las Vegas on Sunday and Monday, DIMA Vendor Reception, PMA Welcome Reception, Keynote Luncheon and also admission to the PMA conference sessions at the Venetian on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Registration also includes a 2012 International CES Exhibits Plus Pass, allowing access to PMA @CES, all exhibit areas and Tech Zones.
 
Major PMA events coming soon:
 
6Sight Mobile Imaging Summit, Malmö, Sweden, 15-17 Nov., 2011
 
PMA@CES Conferences, Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 8-12, 2012
 
PMA@CES Trade Show, Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 10-13, 2012 - PMA@CES press registration info
 
PPFA Convention, Mirage Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 29 - Feb. 1, 2012
 
PSPA/SPAA Conferences, The Renaissance Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nev., Feb. 18-19, 2012
 
For more information on PMA events, visit the PMA home page.
Post Date: 8/9/2011 9:35:41 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, August 8, 2011
B&H dropped the price of the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens by $20.00 (to $379.00 shipped) and dropped the price of the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Lens by $26.00 (to $229.00 shipped).
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/8/2011 7:33:59 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Epson has today announced the Artisan 837 and 730 Wireless All-In-One Printers. Hit the press release for the details.
 
B&H will carry the Epson Artisan Printers.
Category: Epson News
Post Date: 8/8/2011 3:29:50 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, August 5, 2011
B&H has the new Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Lens for Canon mount in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/5/2011 2:36:02 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has the new Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 II DG HSM Lens for Canon mount in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/5/2011 12:57:36 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX Lens in Canon FX mount will be released on August 31, 2011 according to a Kenko Tokina statement issued today.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Tokina News
Post Date: 8/5/2011 7:51:57 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, August 4, 2011
From Canon USA:
 
Canon U.S.A. And Ron Howard Select Eight Winners From 96,362 Photo Entries For 'Project Imagin8ion'
 
"Project Imagin8ion," the First Hollywood Film in History Inspired by a User-Generated Photo Contest, Will Begin Production in September
 
NEW YORK, August 4, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, has collaborated with one of Hollywood's most influential directors, Ron Howard, to select the eight winners of the "Project Imagin8ion" contest from 96,362 submissions. Launched on May 22, photographers of all levels were invited to submit their most imaginative photographs based on a series of eight separate movie themes, each one a core tenet of storytelling, to ultimately inspire Ron Howard's short film. The "Project Imagin8ion" film will be directed by one of today's most versatile and dynamic young talents, Bryce Dallas Howard. The eight winning photographs can now be seen at www.youtube.com/imagination.
 
The winners chosen span in age from 20 to 44 years old and are from across the country. They include:
 
Walter Arnold of Hendersonville, N.C., winner in the SETTING category for the photo, "The Final View"
 
Jen Berry of Los Angeles, winner in the CHARACTER category for the photo, "Dreams"
 
Mikey L'Heureux of Tarzana, Calif., winner in the MOOD category for the photo, "City Lights"
 
Brooke Shaden of Canoga Park, Calif., winner in the TIME category for the photo, "Running From Wind"
 
Alan Michael Martelly of Peachtree City, Ga., winner in the GOAL category for the photo, "My Word"
 
Lexia Frank of Wesley Chapel, Fla., winner in the RELATIONSHIP category for the photo, "Too Much"
 
Chris Wehner of Broken Arrow, Okla., winner in the OBSTACLE category for the photo, "Yea, Though I Walk"
 
Kelly Shipp of Conway, Ark., winner in the category of THE UNKNOWN for the photo, "Where One Day Ends, One Day Begins"
 
"This project has opened my eyes to the infinite possibilities of tapping into a larger community for creative inspiration," said Ron Howard. "As I selected the photographs, the story started to take shape using these building blocks to drive the tone and narrative possibilities. I was handed this challenge by Canon and I'm very interested to see how this exercise plays out with Bryce now taking charge to direct a film that is very much influenced by these eight photos."
 
Ron Howard, Bryce Dallas Howard and Freestyle Productions are currently working with the eight winning photos to craft the story, develop the script and produce a short film using Canon DSLR products. The film goes into production in September and will premiere later this year in New York City, where the winners will be invited to a red carpet event and have the opportunity to meet Ron Howard.
 
"Our goal was to launch a long-term campaign that demonstrates how Canon's technology enables artistry among photographers of all levels, championing the imagination of the masses," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. "The number of entries has by far surpassed our expectations and we know the finished product, 'A Ron Howard Production,' will be a truly beautiful film, one that would never have been made without the enthusiastic online community."
 
Grey New York, Canon's agency partner for over thirty years, continues to develop the creative and digital elements of the multiphase campaign that will go beyond the short film. Alliance, the entertainment and lifestyle marketing division of Grey, is managing the partnership with Ron Howard and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 8/4/2011 1:16:19 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, August 3, 2011
B&H has the new Arca-Swiss Universal L-Bracket in stock.
 
Here is the Arca-Swiss Universal L-Bracket press release.
Post Date: 8/3/2011 2:43:27 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Post Date: 8/3/2011 12:30:16 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
DxO Labs has added 30 new lens / camera combinations to the DxO Optics Modules library, providing supports for Canon, Sigma, Tamron, Tokina, and Nikkor lenses, for numerous Canon and Nikon cameras.
 
Visit this page to see the new combinations.
 
DxO Optics Pro is available at B&H.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 8/3/2011 9:51:38 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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