Showing posts from July, 2010

OWC announces eSATA modification for new iMac

OWC Unveils Upgrade Program For Adding First Available eSATA Interface, Award Winning SSD, Larger Hard Drive, and/or More Memory To 2010 Apple iMac 27" Turnkey professional installation service offers customized configuration of Mid 2010 27" iMac with high performance eSATA interface option, OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD up to 480GB, hard drives up to 2TB, and/or OWC Memory Upgrades up to 16GB complete with shipping and warranty starting at $169July 30, 2010, Woodstock, IL -- Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, announced today its new OWC Turnkey Upgrade Installation Program for the Mid 2010 Apple iMac 27" to address the high demand for increasing iMac performance while overcoming the highly difficult upgrade level an iMac presents to an end user. The program enables new iMac 27" owners to custom configure and have OWC professionally install the first offered eSATA port option for an iMac, an aw…

Tamron Europe found in favour over illegal imports

TAMRON Europe GmbH, Cologne, Germany attains drastic 2 Million Euros penalty verdict against Ruitenberg / Crown in the Netherlands for dealing with illegal imports Cologne, July 28th, 2010 – On June 30th 2010 the district court in Utrecht/Netherlands (file reference number 262876/HA ZA 09-458) rendered a drastic verdict against Mr. H.P. Ruitenberg and 4 respective entities of the so-called Crown group in favour of Tamron Europe, Cologne, Germany. After an extremely harsh and meticulous prosecution Tamron Europe`s lawyers succeeded in providing evidence that Mr Ruitenberg and several of his respective Crown companies violated the trademark rights of Tamron by dealing with illegally imported merchandise, which was not imported into the EU by or on behalf of Tamron. The court could be successfully convinced of the damaging impact to Tamron Europe`s business resulting from the illegal trade. The verdict includes a drastic penalty of 2.000.000 Euros,- for non-compliance with an earlier ver…

OWC unveil range of memory options for new iMac

OWC “MaxRAM” Certified Memory Upgrades For New Mid 2010 Apple iMacs Offer More Configurations Over Factory Build Options OWC 12GB and 16GB configurations not available as factory build options, MaxRAM lab tested quality assured by Lifetime Warranty & Money Back GuaranteeJuly 29, 2010, Woodstock, IL -- Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, announced today the immediate availability of high performance OWC PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz Memory Upgrade Kits up to 16GB that provide memory configurations not offered as factory build options for the new Mid 2010 iMac models introduced by Apple earlier this week. All OWC Memory Upgrades come with quality assurance from a Lifetime Advance Replacement Warranty and Money Back Guarantee. OWC Memory Upgrades Offer More RAM Configuration Options:• 16GB DDR3 1333MHz Memory Kit (4 x 4GB) for all 2010 iMac 21.5" and 27" - $549.99
45% savings vs. factory 27" option. Not …

OWC outs replacement memory for new iMac

OWC Announces Memory Upgrades Up To 16GB For New Mid 2010 Apple iMac Models OWC Memory Upgrades offer more options & savings of up to 50% vs. factory-installed upgrades
and come backed by full Lifetime Warranty & Money Back GuaranteeJuly 28, 2010, Woodstock, IL -- Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, announced today the immediate availability of OWC PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz Memory Upgrade Kits up to 16GB for the new Mid 2010 iMac models introduced by Apple yesterday. OWC Memory Upgrade Kits offer all 2010 iMac owners the advantages of upgrade options not available from the factory, savings up to 50% compared to same size factory installed options, and quality assurance from a Lifetime Advance Replacement Warranty and Money Back Guarantee.OWC Memory Upgrade Kits up to 16GB for the new iMac 21.5" 3.06GHz, 3.20GHz, and 3.6GHz i3; iMac 27" 3.20GHz i3, 3.6GHz i5 (Dual-Core), iMac 27" 2.8GHz i5, 2.…

Nikon reveals images from space mission

Nikon introduces the latest images from space captured with Nikon D3S digital-SLR cameras
and NIKKOR interchangeable lenses ordered by NASA

For the first time, Nikon introduces the latest images captured in space by D3S digital-SLR cameras and NIKKOR interchangeable lenses used by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

The images exhibited were captured with equipment, including Nikon D3S digital-SLR cameras, NIKKOR lenses, Speedlights and other accessories, kept aboard the ISS. To date, NASA has captured more than 700,000 images with Nikon equipment carried into space. Among these many images, those rare and precious photos that can only be captured from space, as well as those captured under the extremely low-light conditions of space that exhibit the superior image quality of D3S noise suppression features are introduced.

Nikon has spent many years contributing to NASA's study of space through the development and manu…

Panasonic unveil 3D Lens for Lumix G Micro cameras

Panasonic to Launch World’s First* Interchangeable 3D Lens for LUMIX G Micro System**Panasonic is pleased to announce the development of the world's first* twin digital interchangeable lens. The revolutionary new accessory will make high quality 3D shooting possible with an interchangeable lens system camera for the very first time. As 3D content becomes increasingly popular across a variety of platforms, Panasonic plans to release this new lens for sale before the end of the year to deliver the joy and excitement of 3D shooting to interchangeable lens system camera users.

Having already taken the lead in 3D technology, Panasonic has had great success with the launch of their 3D-capable VIERA televisions and 3D Blu-rayTM Disc Players. The 3D market is predicted to steadily grow over the coming years, as explained by industry analysts, Screen Digest: “As consumers slowly replace the main TV set in their house, and as the price of 3D TVs continue to fall, Screen Digest expects that 3…

Sigma announces APS-C hood adaptor for 50-500mm

APS-C Hood Adapter for Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 DG OS HSM
Hood Adapter for the Sigma APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM, provides effective shading when used with APS-C size digital SLR cameras. The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the APS-C Hood Adapter HA1030-01 for the Sigma APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM.This hood adapter extends the length of the lens hood and provides more effective shading when used with digital cameras with an APS-C size image sensor. At PMA 2010 in Las Vegas, Sigma announced and exhibited dedicated APS-C Hood Adapters for the APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM and 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM. After this announcement, many demands have been received for development of a similar APS-C Hood Adapter for the APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM.As of July 2010, this APS-C Hood Adapter HA1030-01 will be supplied with all APO 50-500mm DG OS HSM lenses.For UK customers who have already purchased the APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM, the hood adapter will be available free of charg…

Apple outs upgraded iMac

Apple Updates iMac LineIntroduces New Multi-Touch Magic Trackpad While the 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 option gets a slight increase in clock speed to 2.93 GHz, the big news here is all the high-end quad-core models get a bump from the ATI Radeon HD4850 (with 512MB VRAM) to the HD5750 with 1GB GDDR5 RAM. Furthermore, memory speeds have increased from 1067MHz to 1333MHz, and now you can opt for a 7,200rpm 2TB SATA drive with a 256GB SSD (using the latter as either the start-up disk or as a scratch disk) - mind that option adds £720 to the base 1TB SATA drive spec. CUPERTINO, California—July 27, 2010—Apple® today updated its all-in-one iMac® line, widely praised as the world's best desktop computers, with the latest Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors and powerful new graphics. Starting at £999, the new iMac line is the fastest ever with dual-core processor speeds up to 3.6 GHz, quad-core speeds up to 2.93 GHz and discrete graphics including the powerful ATI Radeon HD 5750. The …

Apple unveils new 27-inch LED Cinema Display

Apple Unveils New 27-inch LED Cinema Display CUPERTINO, California—July 27, 2010—Apple® today unveiled a new 27-inch LED Cinema Display with stunning 2560 x 1440 resolution and 60 percent more screen real estate than the 24-inch LED Cinema Display. Featuring a built-in iSight® video camera, microphone and speakers, powered USB 2.0 hub, and universal MagSafe® connector, the new LED Cinema Display is an ideal companion for the MacBook® family or a Mac® desktop, and is available for $999.“With built-in MagSafe charging, iSight camera, speakers, and USB ports, the LED Cinema Display is ideal for MacBook and MacBook Pro users,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “With its massive 2560 x 1440 resolution, the new 27-inch LED Cinema Display is a perfect fit with our powerful new Mac Pro, and it gives iMac users an easy way to double their screen real estate.”The new, larger 27-inch LED Cinema Display features a beautiful 16:9 edge-to-edge glass …

Apple announce new 12-core Mac Pro

Apple Unveils New Mac Pro With Up to 12 Processing Cores CUPERTINO, California—July 27, 2010—Apple® today unveiled a new Mac® Pro line with up to 12 processing cores and up to 50 percent greater performance than the previous generation.* Featuring the latest quad-core and 6-core Intel Xeon processors, all-new ATI graphics and the option for up to four 512GB solid state drives (SSD), the new Mac Pro continues to deliver amazing performance and expandability for the most demanding consumers and professionals.“The new Mac Pro is the most powerful and configurable Mac we’ve ever made,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “With up to 12 cores, the new Mac Pro outperforms our previous top-of-the-line system by up to 50 percent, and with over a billion possible configurations, our customers can create exactly the system they want.”At the heart of the new Mac Pro’s performance are next generation quad-core and 6-core Intel Xeon processors running…

Sony unveil three A-mount lenses for Alpha DSLRs


Sony expands its already strong line-up of over 30 A-mount lenses with new models that will appeal to seasoned photographers and those new to DSLR cameras alike

· The Distagon T* 24mm F2 ZA SSM (SAL24F20Z) features the acclaimed Carl Zeiss Distagon design and rounds out the existing Planar (SAL85F14Z) and Sonnar (SAL135F18Z) models also developed in conjunction with Carl Zeiss. It is intended to appeal to experienced photographers looking for a large-aperture wide-angle lens of real distinction.

· The DT 35mm F1.8 SAM (SAL35F18) adds the important 35mm focal length to the ‘Easy Choice’ series. ‘Easy Choice’ is intended to provide great value, compact and lightweight lenses that are attractive to entry-level and advanced photographers alike. Each lens in the series is selected for a specific purpose, for example portraiture or macro.

· The 85mm F2.8 SAM (SAL85F28) is another ‘Easy Choice’ lens…

Canon announces firmware update for EOS 7D

Firmware changesFirmware Version 1.2.2 incorporates the following fixes.Fixes a phenomenon in which the set aperture moves when shooting movies in manual exposure mode using some Canon lenses (such as macro lenses).
Fixes the AF point-selection behavior of the C.Fn III-7 (Manual AF pt. selec. pattern) custom function when set to [1].
Fixes the AF point display for the viewfinder electronic level when shooting in the vertical position.
Corrects misspellings in the Spanish and Thai menus for applicable products.
The Version 1.2.2 firmware is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.2.1. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.2.2, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Note that cameras with the Version 1.2.2 firmware (and also Versions 1.2.0, 1.2.1) cannot be downgraded to a previous firmware version (such as Version 1.1.0). Version 1.1.0For more information, and to download the update please see here.

Panasonic unleashes new DMC-LX5 replacing regarded LX3

After leaks appeared on certain sites around the internet last week, Panasonic has today officially announced the Lumix LX5, replacing the highly-regarded LX3.Press release: DMC-LX5: Capturing Creativity with the New Panasonic DMC-LX5 Compact Digital Camera,
With New High Sensitivity CCD and F2.0 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON LENSPanasonic is pleased to announce the long-awaited DMC-LX5 - a successor to the DMC-LX3, acclaimed worldwide by photography enthusiasts. The premium compact camera is fully re-designed in the lens from its predecessor with changes in the CCD and the image processing engine, and with further improvements and upgrades to the camera, ensuring the new LX5 produces high picture quality and creative images. The DMC-LX5 packages an f/2.0 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens with 24mm wide-angle and 3.8x optical zoom. This low-distortion, high-resolution lens lets you capture truly dynamic 24mm wide-angle images while rendering the tiniest nuances clearly, from cor…

OWC roll-out slim eSATA card for MBP

OWC Slim eSATA ExpressCard Adapter Adds Plug & Play High Speed Flush Fitting eSATA Port To Mac And PC Notebooks$39.99 hot swappable slim design card fits flush inside ExpressCard slot for Plug and Play driverless solution for connecting high speed external storage for faster data backups and archivingJuly 20, 2010, Woodstock, IL -- Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, today announced the OWC Slim eSATA ExpressCard Adapter, a $39.99 MSRP solution for adding a high speed 3.0Gb/s data transfer rate eSATA port to Mac and PC notebooks via a standard ExpressCard/34 or ExpressCard/54 slot. Featuring a flush fitting design, the OWC Slim eSATA ExpressCard Adapter fits completely inside an ExpressCard slot and is and is AHCI compliant for Plug and Play no driver installation required ease of use.Performance Upgrade Made Plug And Play Simple
Adding performance upgrades to a computer often requires a time-consuming inter…

Black Rapid add women's RS-W1 strap to UK range

Press release:

Black Rapid RS-W1 Women’s strap

After many requests Black Rapid has designed a strap specifically for women, which provides comfort and speed of the R-Strap whilst adding a bit of elegance to help blend with dress apparel during formal events. The design team adjusted the R-Strap’s solid design pattern and developed a curved pattern specifically for the female form.

We are pleased to announce the release of Black Rapid’s RS-W1 as the world’s first camera strap designed specifically with the female in mind. It provides comfort, speed and durability along with graceful styling.
The RS-W 1 retails at $66 and in the UK for £65 (inc VAT).
More information can be found here.
Read our review of the Black Rapid RS-5 here.

Robert White announces FREE Mark Cleghorn portable lighting seminar

Press release:In this seminar Mark Cleghorn demonstrates the power of "off-camera" flash! He will be using speedlites with accessories like the Honl grids, the RayFlash ringflash adapter and Quantum Qflash & Turbo batteries. Each of the different set-ups demonstrated will show you how he mixes ambient and flash to create dynamic portraits whether for an editorial style or a portrait commission. 25th August 2010
Two identical 2 hour sessions in the studio.
AM session 10.00 to 12.00
PM session 13.00 to 15.00
Discussion time in-between and after.
PLEASE CONTACT US TO BOOK YOUR SPACEFor more information please visit

Yogile unwraps new photo sharing site

Press release At Yogile we have developed a new photo sharing service that makes it incredibly easy to share images privately and within groups. While established photo sharing sites already exist, Yogile is different because it lets multiple people contribute with ease. Once you create an album, you get a customizable URL and e-mail address to share with anyone who wants to add photos, either as e-mail attachments or uploads through the site. There's no need for these users to register, keeping the process simple and hassle-free.Take a wedding, for example. Dozens of attendees take their own photos, all from different cameras and angles. While you might try asking everyone for their shots afterward, Yogile offers a smart alternative.Fore more information, please point your browser at

ColourCofindence announce monitor calibration webinar

Join Color Confidence as we present a FREE interactive webinar on Thursday 22nd July between 10.00am - 11.00am, on the importance of accurately calibrating your monitor, meaning you can watch and learn from the comfort of your own desk!Are you frustrated by the images that you see on-screen not colour matching your actual shots?
Are you serious about improving the colour accuracy of your digital workflow?
Are you unsure how to calibrate and which solution may be right for you?
If the answer is yes, this webinar is definitely for you!We explain why you should calibrate your monitor, show you how you do it and and take a look at a range of calibration solutions for every budget.We discuss the importance of accurate monitor calibration
We demonstrate how you undertake monitor calibration using a range of industry leading soultions
We answer your questions in an interactive question and answer summary session
Attendees can take advantgae of some very special offers on the key calibration solu…

ColourConfidence break out PChOOD range

Launched earlier in the year Birmingham-based colour management specialist, ColourConfidence, has announced the PChOOD range of monitor hoods are available now. The PChOOD monitor hood range proves to be more than just a shade better, following its Spring launchBirmingham, UK, 15th July 2010 - Europe's leading value added distributor into the colour management and digital imaging channels, Color Confidence, hail the launch of the PChOOD range of monitor hoods in Spring 2010, as one of their most successful product launches yet, with unprecedented post-launch customer interest, together with exceptional and growing sales through their expanding network of resellers and ColorStores. To learn more, visit:, designers and anyone interested in producing outstanding images are increasingly aware of the importance of accurate colour management, from capture through monitor to print. To ensure that the monitor stage of that workflow is as accurate…

Mamiya announce affordable pricing on DM22, 28 and 33 MFD systems

In a bid to rival that of studio-level DSLRs, Mamiya Digital Imaging have announced that the DM22, 28 and 33 MFD systems will be available at more affordable prices. The 22-megapixel DM22, for example is now listed at $9995/€6995. Press release Tokyo, New York, and Tel Aviv (PRWEB) July 14, 2010
Mamiya Digital Imaging today announced the first step in a global campaign to offer up-and-coming photographers creative freedom beyond their DSLR cameras. Following successful test marketing in the United States, Mamiya has announced that three of its popular medium format camera systems -- the Mamiya DM 22, DM28 and DM33 -- are now available worldwide at affordable prices.Systems are based on a “Team Phase One” approach, which consists of technologies developed from Leaf, Mamiya and Phase One – companies that have decided to work together to offer the widest selection of choice to professional photographers. This approach achieves synergies in procurement, production, development, and service/…

Corel call for entries in Quest for the Best Creativity Challenge

Corel Corp, best known for its CorelDRAW, PaintShop Pro, and Corel Painter utilities, is calling for entries to its Quest for the Best Creativity Challenge. Corel is looking to showcase work made with its software and the contest is open in the US, UK, Canada and Germany. Deadline for participation is 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on August 31, 2010. Prizes valued at more than $25,000 are up fro grabs. For more information please see the press release below.
Press release Ottawa, ON (Vocus) July 14, 2010
Corel’s Quest for the Best Creativity Challenge is looking to discover and showcase some of the extraordinary and inspiring work made in Corel software every day. Whether you’re someone who makes a living from your creations or you create art for the love of it, you’re invited to enter your best work created using Corel software! If you simply want to enjoy what others have created, just visit the site and vote on your favorites for a chance to win.
“With Corel’s Quest for the Best C…

PhotoVoice add training workshops

PhotoVoice, the UK charity providing training for socially excluded groups, has announced a number of dates for workshops in September and November. For more details and to book your place, please see the press release below.Press release BOOKING NOW FOR PHOTOVOICE TRAINING WORKSHOPS, SEPTEMBER AND NOVEMBER 2010Designing and running participatory photography projects 3 days: September 14, 15 & 17 (PVWT 006)
3 days: November 17, 18 & 19 (PVWT 009)These three day workshops provides an overview of participatory photography methods and the key elements of designing, running and
facilitating a participatory photography project. It is aimed at those who want to gain a solid understanding of the processes involved in
working with participatory photography and is ideal for practitioners and professionals looking to embark on their own projects. Participants
will learn about the key aspects of participatory photography, considerations for designing projects, what is involved in runni…