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Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld Camcorder: $1000 Trade-up Offer or $500 Rebate, Through Dec.31, 2014

Thu December 18, 2014

Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder

Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder

Panasonic has expanded its PX270 rebate program.

There is the limited time AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld Camcorder Special $1000 Trade-up Offer through to 12/31/2014:

  • Panasonic has expanded its PX270 rebate program. Through December 31, 2014, when you purchase a new AG-PX270 and then trade-in any Panasonic professional camcorder or competitive professional camcorder, you’ll receive a $1,000 rebate check.
  • Eligible models include all Panasonic pro camcorders; Sony camcorders including XDCAM EX / HD: PDW-510, PDW-530, PDW-F330, PDW-F350, PMW100, PMW160, PMW200, PMW-EX1, PMW-EX3,HDV/NXCAM: HDR-AX2000, HVR-V1U, HVR-Z5U, HVR-Z7U, HXR-NX5U; JVC camcorders including GY-HD250U, GY-HM100, GY-HM150, GY-HM750, GY-HM790, GY-HM710, and Canon camcorders including XF300, XF305, XH-A1, XH-G1, XL-H1S.
  • In order to receive your $1,000 rebate, you must register your trade-in at www.pscnatradeup.com. This includes information on your trade-in camera, including make, model, serial #, etc. This registration should only happen after you have purchased and received your AJ-PX270. The trade-in camera must be shipped to Panasonic within 30 days after you have received your PX270.

If you do not have a trade-in, you can receive a $500 rebate by registering your new AJ-PX270 at www.acbpromotions.com/panasonicrebates.

If there are any questions for payments, please contact: 866-339-4296.

Here are some key highlights of the AJ-PX270, Panasonic’s first P2 HD handheld camcorder.

  • AVC-ULTRA recording: low bit rate recording.
    • With its innovative AVC-ULTRA codec, the PX270 features a wide range of recording modes, including high-quality 100Mbps AVC-Intra100, as well as optional 200 Mbps AVC-Intra200.
    • For applications where file size is critical, the camcorder incorporates a choice of AVC-LongG quality levels; for high-speed file exchange, the PX270’s high-resolution AVC-Proxy encodes in parallel with higher bandwidth production formats, enabling fast, efficient offline editing.
  • Five-pound PX270 provides all the key functionality of Panasonic’s high-end, shoulder-mount camcorder.
  • Newly-developed high-sensitivity, low-noise 1/3” 3-MOS imagers to produce stunning pictures, even in low light conditions.
  • Flexibility of 3G/4G/LTE wireless mobility.

This video presents AJ-PX270 Ultra Handheld Camera Recorder.

A short introduction of the features of Panasonic’s upcoming AJ-PX270 camera recorder. It is the first handheld camera to feature the AVC-Ultra codec family and support microP2 cards, and also boasts a wide range of new features and design points that make it a revolutionary new product.

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TALKINGBOX DIGITAL MEDIA GROUP FINDS PANASONIC AJ-PX270 P2 HD HANDHELD’S “MIND-BLOWING VERSATILITY” PERFECT FOR VARIED ASSIGNMENTS

NEWARK, NJ (December 17, 2014) – Matthew Abourezk, Owner/Director of Talkingbox Media Group (Easton, CT), was faced with a dilemma in choosing his new video camera. On the one hand, the veteran videographer/still photographer was shooting award-winning assignments with his HDSLR; on the other, he was beginning to feel the wear and tear of setting up elaborate rigs to achieve desired results.

“At some point, you simply need a dedicated video camera with more depth of field,” Abourezk said. His solution was to invest in Panasonic’s AJ-PX270 P2 HD camcorder. “I did my research, the PX270 has great reviews, and as a longtime AG-HVX200 owner, I was comfortable with Panasonic gear.”
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Nikon’s New Download Center for Nikon Digital Cameras & Related Products: Offers Software & Manuals in 43 Languages

Thu December 18, 2014

Nikon launches its Download Center

December 17, 2014

A global download site supporting 43 languages from which imaging product manuals and software can be downloaded

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce its launch of Download Center on December 17, 2014. Download Center is a global download site that offers software and manuals for Nikon digital cameras and related products.

Download Center consolidates and offers downloads of Nikon software and product documentation previously available from the websites administered by our regional subsidiaries around the world. The site supports 43*1 languages, and will provide information on the latest downloads. In addition, the site has been designed with consideration of the viewing and download of information to mobile devices such as smartphones*2. This means that visitors to the site will be able to choose their language and access important download information from these devices.

*1 Some contents will not be available in all supported languages.
*2 Only product documentation, such as user’s manuals,
can be downloaded to mobile devices such as smartphones.

With the launch of Download Center, Nikon hopes to provide users of its products with even better service and increase customer satisfaction by consolidating and providing users with a download service supporting various languages.

Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.

For more information

The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.

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New Lumix Lounge: Panasonic’s Social Media Hub for a New Generation of Hybrid Photographers

Wed December 17, 2014

More than a year ago, Panasonic introduced the Lumix Luminary Lounge as a social community featuring Lumix Luminary Photographers as your hosts.

  •  Lumix Luminary Photographers host Hybrid photography, which is the combining of still, video and audio as a popular form of photographic display in tune with the social media connected generation.

This video presents Panasonic LUMIX G “CHANGING PHOTOGRAPHY”.

Since 2008, LUMIX has been changing photography with the brand new camera – the LUMIX G Digital Single Lens Mirrorless. It combines high quality images, great portability and ease of use to make every user a photographer. There are fleeting moments you want to keep forever, and LUMIX G is here for you

Panasonic just relaunched this unique social media hub as the Lumix Lounge.

  • The new Lumix Lounge connects a new generation of Hybrid Photographers with social media channels and now includes Google+ and Instagram.
  • Also, there is the “opportunity for consumers that are passionate about Hybrid Photography to connect” by using the hashtag LumixLounge: #LumixLounge.

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PANASONIC RELAUNCHES LUMIX LOUNGE SOCIAL MEDIA HUB

Newark, NJ (December 16, 2014)–Panasonic today announced that its Lumix Lounge social media hub for Hybrid photographers was re-launched with additional enhancements.  The new Lumix Lounge can be accessed at www.LumixLounge.com.

Panasonic introduced the first photo community centered on a true social media experience a little more than a year ago.  Lumix Luminary Photographers host Hybrid photography, which is the combining of still, video and audio as a popular form of photographic display in tune with the social media connected generation. Lumix Luminary Photographers, a group of photography and video professionals, are hand selected by Panasonic Lumix as ambassadors for the brand.

Consistent with the brand’s motto of “Changing Photography” this unique social media hub connects a new generation of Hybrid Photographers with social media channels and now includes Google+ and Instagram.  In addition, there is the opportunity for consumers that are passionate about Hybrid Photography to connect by using the hashtag LumixLounge.  Lumix fans will have the unique opportunity to interface and learn together.

About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company

Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company offers a wide range of consumer solutions in the U.S. including products from VIERA Life+ Screens, Blu-ray players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Beauty, Grooming, Wellness and Personal Care products and more. In Interbrand’s 2014 annual “Best Global Green Brands” report, Panasonic ranked number five overall and the top electronics brand in the report. To learn more about our products, visit www.panasonic.com. Follow Panasonic on Twitter @panasonicUSA; additional company information for journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.


The most recent addition to the Panasonic’s line of LUMIX G digital cameras is the LUMIX DMC-GH4.

The following video presents [NEW] Introducing 4K Video Advantages – A Revolution in Videography:

The new LUMIX DMC-GH4 is evolved to bridge the gap of consumer video camera and professional video camera. One of the most prominent advance is unlimited* 4K video recording (Cinema 4K: 4096×2160 / 24 fps and QFHD 4K: 3840×2160 / up to 30 fps) in MOV/MP4. What you can do is not just recording a video in 4K but there are more ways to take the most of 4K video. Please learn them and get inspired for your creativity.
* Motion image can be recorded up to 29 min 59 sec depending on the recording format and the camera’s sales area.

・The inserted video of birds is recorded by Bence Máté.


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Sony PXW-FS7 Professional Camera Competition: The Winner is Martin Zarka’s ‘Who are you – Portrait of a photographer’

Wed December 17, 2014

This is an update to the previous blog, Sony: Upload Your Mini-documentary for the Chance to Win a Professional Camera PXW-FS7 Until Nov.30, 2014, 23:59 UK Time.

Entrants were invited to create or share a documentary of up to two minutes and submit it to YouTube or Vimeo using the hashtag #MyNextProCamera.

Today, industry judges announced the winner of 2014 #MyNextProCamera Sony PXW-FS7 winner is Martin Zarka, from France.

Martin’s winning entry, ‘Who are you – Portrait of a photographer’, explores the motivations of photographer Rémi Chapeaublanc while working on his ‘Gods & Beasts’ project in Paris and Mongolia.

Martin will receive a brand new PXW-FS7 Super 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor NXCAM camcorder with 11x Zoom E-Mount lens and 4K/2K RAW recording options, Sony’s leading camera for one-man-band filmmakers.

Sony PXW-FS7:  4K Super 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor XDCAM camera with α Mount lens system, 4K/2K RAW and XAVC recording options

Sony PXW-FS7: 4K Super 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor XDCAM camera with α Mount lens system, 4K/2K RAW and XAVC recording options

Congratulations! / Félicitations!

This video presents Who are you – Portrait of a photographer.

  • “This is my entry for the Sony Professional competition to win an FS7 camera…”

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Sony announces winner of short documentary competition

Judges choose Martin Zarka’s ‘Who are you – Portrait of a photographer’ as the winner of a PXW-FS7 from more than 1,000 entries

Basingstoke, December 17th – A panel of industry judges has today announced the winner of Sony’s #MyNextProCamera competition following a three-month search for original short documentaries. YouTube celebrities from across Europe launched the competition in September by uploading their own mini-documentaries showing the moment they first saw the PXW-FS7 camcorder.

Over 1,000 entrants from around the world created or submitted a short film for the chance to gain industry recognition and win the hotly anticipated PXW-FS7 from Sony. Entrants were invited to create or share a documentary of up to two minutes and submit it to YouTube or Vimeo using the hashtag #MyNextProCamera. The videos were shortlisted by Sony and the winner selected by a panel of judges that included industry experts Pol Turrents, Nino Leitner, Gaby GarcÍa, Den Lennie, Tom Swindell and Emmanuel Pampuri.
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Photographer William Daniels is The Winner of The Fourth Annual Tim Hetherington Grant

Sun December 14, 2014

French photographer William Daniels (Panos Pictures) has been awarded the fourth annual Tim Hetherington Grant.

The grant is an annual 20,000 euro (24927.00 US Dollar at the current exchange rate) grant awarded to a visual journalist to finalize an ongoing project on a human rights theme.

Daniels has been photographing with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

The ‘Roots of Africa’s Unholy War: Central African Republic’ project, which Daniels has been photographing with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR, has been documenting the bloody conflict in the country which, during 2013, was sparked when rebels from the Séléka seized power, unleashing nine months of anarchy. Daniels undertook five trips to the country during this period to understand and cover the unfolding drama and the roots of the conflict, which have been under-reported by the media. He now wishes to be able to switch perspectives to document the unseen side of the conflict and to provide an understanding of the country through compassionate imagery.

NEWS RELEASE

December 2014

Tim Hetherington Grant: 2014 winner

World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch have announced that French photographer William Daniels (Panos Pictures) has been awarded the fourth annual Tim Hetherington Grant to help him to continue his project ‘Roots of Africa’s Unholy War: Central African Republic’.

The annual grant of €20,000 was set up in 2011 to celebrate the legacy of the photojournalist and filmmaker Tim Hetherington, who was killed in Libya in 2011, and is designed to support a photographer in completing an existing project on a human rights theme. William Daniels’ project was chosen by a selection committee from among 198 applications.
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Samsung NX1 Mirrorless Camera Showcases 4K UHD Capabilities in New Film Created by Joseph Gordon-Levitt: ‘IN A CITY’ is Launched Today

Thu December 11, 2014


Samsung NX1

  • The Samsung NX1 has advanced features that make filmmaking easier and more enjoyable, supporting both Cinema 4K and UHD video recording. Its built-in HEVC Codec (H.265) allows users to compress and store video clips without compromising quality, and its advanced Auto Focus System III with 205 Phase Detection AF points covers nearly the entire imaging area.

  • Additional benefits to filmmakers include manual exposure control, focus peaking and zebra pattern, as well as microphone and headphone ports. The NX1 is also equipped with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and offers the most advanced connectivity available, even allowing users to watch UHD movies on a UHD TV wirelessly.

This is an update to the previous blog, Samsung NX1 + Joseph Gordon-Levitt + hitRECord: “In a City”, a New Short Film for 4K UHD Viewing.

Today, Samsung announced the launch of a new short film created by renowned actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his open collaborative production company, hitRECord. ‘In a City’ was shot entirely in 4K Ultra HD(UHD) on the Samsung NX1 mirrorless camera, and depicts diverse perspectives of seven cities from across the globe. The actor and his global team of cinematographers captured the essence and stories of their home cities, set to the backdrop of a powerful crowd-sourced soundtrack. Samsung originally announced this collaboration in October.

The following video presents [Samsung SMART CAMERA NX1] 4K Short Film “IN A CITY” by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and HITRECORD:

“In a City” takes an intimate look at the cities we live in by the simple and solitary act of walking through them. It tells the story of our jagged days and nights as we wander about the urban spaces that we dwell in but do not come from. Shot entirely on the NX1 in 4K/UHD by Joseph Gordon-Levitt along with members of the HITRECORD community from all over the world, the film spans the globe from Los Angeles to Cairo, Tokyo to Rio De Janeiro, and from Prague to London and Sheffield, UK.

Directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

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Samsung NX1 Showcases 4K UHD Capabilities in Short Film with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and hitRECord

 ‘In a City’ crowd-sourced film shot entirely in 4K UHD on the Samsung NX1, a new premium mirrorless camera

Ridgefield Park, N.J. – December 11, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the launch of a new short film created by renowned actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his open collaborative production company, hitRECord. ‘In a City’ was shot entirely in 4K Ultra HD(UHD) on the Samsung NX1, the new premium mirrorless camera, and depicts diverse perspectives of seven cities from across the globe. The actor and his global team of cinematographers capture the essence and stories of their home cities, set to the backdrop of a powerful crowd-sourced soundtrack.

In a City by Ellen Ferreira in Rio De Janeiro Brazil

In a City by Ellen Ferreira in Rio De Janeiro Brazil

“This emotive short film is testament to both Joseph’s exceptional talents as a director and the outstanding technology within the Samsung NX1” said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics. “The NX1’s advanced features make it ideal for filmmakers in search of a camera with 4K UHD capabilities, to wow their audiences with exceptional beauty and clarity in every shot.”

In a City by Ellen Ferreira in Rio De Janeiro Brazil

In a City by Ellen Ferreira in Rio De Janeiro Brazil


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Leica ‘100 years of Leica Photography’ Advertising Campaign Won Gold at the Eurobest Festival of Creativity

Wed December 10, 2014

Leica Camera AG’s anniversary advertising campaign ‘100 years of Leica photography’ won gold at the Eurobest Festival of Creativity.

The advertising campaign focuses on iconic Leica photography without ostensibly showing it. The advertisements appear on a black background with only three keywords to describe the visual content. Only by researching these search terms are viewers guided to a legendary photo and discover that it was taken with a Leica camera.

The following campaign ads won gold at Eurobest:

  • NAPALM/GIRL/ROAD“: The naked and burning young girl Kim Phúc, photographed by Pulitzer Prize winner Nick Út during the Vietnam War.
  • SAILOR/NURSE/KISS“: The photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt which captured the celebrations on VJ Day in New York’s Times Square in 1945.

PRESS RELEASE

10/12/2014

Award for the Leica ‘100 years of Leica photography’ advertising campaign

Leica Camera AG’s anniversary advertising campaign ‘100 years of Leica photography’ wins yet another award. Following numerous international prizes at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the London International Advertising Awards, the Red Dot Award and the Epica Awards, the campaign has now won gold at the Eurobest Festival of Creativity.

Developed and designed by Geometry Global Germany, the agency from Frankfurt, the advertising campaign focuses on iconic Leica photography without ostensibly showing it. The advertisements appear on a black background with only three keywords to describe the visual content. Only by researching these search terms are viewers guided to a legendary photo and discover that it was taken with a Leica camera. The selected campaign photos include, for example, Robert Capa’s ‘Falling Soldier’ from the Spanish Civil War, the naked and burning young girl Kim Phúc, photographed by Pulitzer Prize winner Nick Út during the Vietnam War, and the photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt which captured the celebrations on VJ Day in New York’s Times Square in 1945. Three important moments of world history that profoundly influenced our view of the world we live in and became deeply engraved in our collective consciousness.
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2015 Sony World Photography Awards: Announcing the Honorary Judging Committee for This Year’s Professional Competition

Wed December 10, 2014

This is an update to these pevious blogs:

PRESS RELEASE

2015 SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS JUDGES REVEALED ALONGSIDE LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES

 Dec 10, 2014 09:54 GMT


With just over one month remaining for photographers to enter the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, the World Photography Organisation (WPO) is proud to announce the Honorary Judging Committee for this year’s Professional competition. It today also reveals an exclusive selection of submissions to the 2015 Open competition.

2015 Honorary Judging Committee

The Honorary Judging Committee for this year’s Professional competition comprises of industry leaders inducing: Joanna Milter, Deputy Photo Editor, New York Times Magazine (USA), Matthew Leifheit, Photo Editor, VICE Magazine (USA), Enrica Viganó, Curator and Writer (Italy), Xingxin Guo, Vice Director of New Media Department of Photo Center of Xinhua News Agency and Editor-in-Chief of CICPHOTO (China), Oliver Schmitt, Photo Editor, Spiegel Online (Germany), Maria Pieri, Editorial Director, National Geographic Traveller, (UK) and Sasha Erwitt, Picture Editor (USA).

Competition deadlines

Entries to the Open and Youth competitions of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards will close on 5th January 2015, followed by the deadline for the Professional competition on 8th January. All competitions are free to enter via www.worldphoto.org
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Canon Camera Service Depots Will Support On-site Press Photographers at Most ISU Figure Skating Competitions for 2014 – 2015 Season

Fri December 5, 2014

Canon will sponsor a total of four International Figure Skating Championships: the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final®, the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships®, the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships®, and the ISU World Figure Skating Championships®.

Also, Canon is planning to establish a Camera Service Depot at each event to help ensure that professional photographers can capture the stunning performances of the world-class athletes at the following three* Canon-sponsored competitions during the 2014-2015 season:

  • ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final® 2014/2015: Dec. 11-14, 2014, Barcelona.
  • ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships® 2015: Feb. 9-15, 2015, Seoul.
  • ISU World Figure Skating Championships® 2015: Mar. 23-29, 2015, Shanghai.

This video presents Jump, lift, spin, turn and step.

NEWS RELEASE

December 5, 2014
Canon Inc.

Canon to sponsor four world-class International Skating Union Championships

TOKYO, December 5, 2014—Canon Inc. announced today that the Company will sponsor four of the International Skating Union’s most prestigious figure skating competitions, spanning the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons.

ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final® 2014/2015 logo

ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final® 2014/2015 logo


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Canon EOS System Camera and Lens Equipment Will Be Used at the Rugby World Cup 2015 in England & Wales, Sept.18 – Oct.31, 2015

Thu December 4, 2014

This video presents Rugby World Cup 2015 Promo.

  • “A look ahead to the Rugby World Cup 2015, in England.”

Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) has announced that Canon has joined the family of Rugby World Cup 2015 official sponsors.

  • The deal represents the first time that Canon has partnered with rugby’s showcase event.

The Rugby World Cup 2015 will be hosted in England between 18 September and 31 October 2015 and will be a celebration of rugby and its unique character-building values, exciting and inspiring the nation and the world to play and support the game. England Rugby 2015 is the organising committee for Rugby World Cup 2015 and will deliver the six-week tournament, hosted in 10 English cities and in Cardiff, Wales. 13 match venues will play host to the 48 games that will celebrate and engage more than two million spectators, including more than 400,000 international travelling fans.

Canon Europe

For the members of the press covering this event, Canon will:

  • provide technical support, advice and repair services,
  • loan the latest Canon EOS system camera and lens equipment,
  • print and copying solutions used by England Rugby 2015, the Tournament Organising Committee, and
  • support the event by facilitating the printout of handout materials and the streamlining of document workflows.

NEWS RELEASE

December 4, 2014
Canon Inc.

Canon to sponsor Rugby World Cup 2015 Tournament in England

TOKYO, December 4, 2014—Canon Inc. announced today that the Company has joined the family of Rugby World Cup 2015 official sponsors. The deal marks the first time that Canon has partnered with Rugby’s showcase event, underscoring the strength and appeal of the Rugby World Cup brand in the global sponsorship marketplace. The Company will serve as an Official Sponsor for the 2015 Tournament in England, which will take place from September 18 to October 31, 2015, at 13 venues in England and Cardiff, Wales.

Sponsorship Signing Ceremony, December 1, 2014 (Left: Brett Gosper, CEO, World Rugby, Managing Director, Rugby World Cup Limited; Right: Rokus van Iperen, President & CEO, Canon Europe, Middle East & Africa) © Eddie Keogh, Canon Explorer

Sponsorship Signing Ceremony, December 1, 2014 (Left: Brett Gosper, CEO, World Rugby, Managing Director, Rugby World Cup Limited; Right: Rokus van Iperen, President & CEO, Canon Europe, Middle East & Africa) © Eddie Keogh, Canon Explorer


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Fujifilm’s Silver Halide Color Prints: “Fit for the Future” for Commercial & Professional Photographers

Wed December 3, 2014

Fujifilm’s photographic papers include the following types of silver halide color paper:
fujicolor-crystal-archive-paper-cropped

  • Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper is a silver halide color paper, designed exclusively to produce high-image-quality color prints on both analogue and digital printers.

fujicolor-crystal-archive-paper-digital-type-dp-ii-cropped

  • Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper Digital Type DP II
    • Type DP II is a silver halide color paper for professional use.
    • It has a thicker paper base, a wide color gamut and a very high maximum density. It is designed exclusively for digital printing. When used on medium-or large-scale digital printer systems or the Fujifilm Frontier minilabs, this paper yields high-image-quality digital prints that make it suitable for such professional uses as portrait or commercial photography. It has the highest level of image stability, so it is ideal for display purposes.

One Vision Imaging Ltd. is one of the largest professional photographic laboratories in the UK.

  • One Vision Imaging has been voted by fellow professionals as the ‘Best Professional Photographic Laboratory’ in the UK at the SWPP (Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers) awards.

One Vision Imaging have been servicing professional photographers with the very highest standards of processing and finishing. As imaging specialists we also cater for many other sectors such as design and advertising agencies, graphic designers, Government funded bodies as well as keen enthusiasts.

The expectation of high quality printing is a given, and it’s Fujifilm’s silver halide media that are still the premium products on which the reputation of the lab is carried.

“Inkjet processes can deliver fantastic results,” acknowledges Derek, “but silver halide still has the edge in terms of quality – offering better colour saturation and sharpness, and price points that are compelling too.  It’s basically a superior product. It’s still cheaper to work with at the moment –  and long may that continue to be the case. We rely on silver halide papers and it’s very much in everyone’s interests that we continue to work with this technology: the quality hasn’t been surpassed yet, and it’s still the media that professionals want us to output their prints on.”

NEWS RELEASE

03.12.2014

‘In my opinion, silver halide is still by far the best print technology around.” – Leading social photographer John Baikie.

 Fit for the Future

One Vision has a reputation for being one of the most forward- thinking professional labs in the country and there are plenty of reasons why silver halide prints are still vital to its agenda.

You don’t get to be voted ‘Best Professional Photographic Laboratory’ by members of the SWPP unless you’re going the extra mile to provide great quality products backed up by excellent service.

And that’s exactly what One Vision has been doing for the past 35 years. (In its own right since 2007 and prior to that under the Colab umbrella.)

Based in Coventry, One Vision services a diverse range of clients and prides itself on the fact that all of them receive the kind of tailored personal attention that only a professional lab is capable of providing.

The expectation of high quality printing is a given, and it’s Fujifilm’s silver halide media that are still the premium products on which the reputation of the lab is carried.
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Leica Camera Acquired Rahn AG Foto & Fine Art’s Operations: A Shop for Cameras, Gear, Photo Books, Art Photography, Literature, Excursions, Auctions, Courses & Print Service

Tue December 2, 2014

Rahn AG Foto & Fine Art, Frankfurt am Main

Rahn AG Foto & Fine Art, Frankfurt am Main

Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, has acquired the business operations of Rahn AG Foto & Fine Art, Frankfurt am Main. The business activities of Rahn AG will be continued as before.

  • Leica Camera AG holds almost 75 per cent of the company’s shares.

Leica Camera Frankfurt GmbH will operate the specialist shop for:

  • digital and analogue Leica cameras, lenses and accessories, photo books, photographic literature and art photography, stationary, sport optics products,
  • auctions for collectables in the categories cameras, lenses, binoculars and telescopes and art photography,
  • specialised photographic excursions – including hosting by professional photographers – and courses on the use of Leica products, and
  • a premium print service for photographs.

The auctions, photographic excursions, training courses and print service business sectors will be the first to be transferred, with effect from 1 December 2014.

The sectors photographic equipment sales and the Leica Galerie Frankfurt will follow in 2015.

PRESS RELEASE

01/12/2014

Leica Camera AG and Foto Rahn in Frankfurt found Leica Camera Frankfurt GmbH

Through its subsidiary Leica Camera Frankfurt GmbH, Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, has acquired the business operations of Rahn AG Foto & Fine Art, Frankfurt am Main. The business activities of Rahn AG will be continued as before. Together, the directors of Rahn AG up to now, Qaiser R. Malik and Nicolas Uhl, the grandson of the company founder Georg Rahn, now hold slightly more than 25 per cent of Leica Camera Frankfurt GmbH and have been appointed its managing directors. Leica Camera AG thus holds almost 75 per cent of the company’s shares. All parties have agreed that no financial details will be disclosed.

Leica Camera Frankfurt GmbH will operate the specialist shop for digital and analogue Leica cameras, lenses and accessories, photo books, photographic literature and art photography, which was formerly operated by Foto Rahn. In addition to stationary and online sales of camera equipment and sport optics products, art photography and literature, Leica Camera Frankfurt GmbH will also hold auctions for collectables in the categories cameras, lenses, binoculars and telescopes and art photography, and will organise specialised photographic excursions – including hosting by professional photographers – and courses on the use of Leica products. The portfolio will be supplemented by a premium print service for photographs. The auctions, photographic excursions, training courses and print service business sectors will be the first to be transferred, with effect from 1 December 2014. The sectors photographic equipment sales and the Leica Galerie Frankfurt, which has been run by Rahn AG on the top floor of their shop Am Salzhaus 2 since 2004, will follow in 2015.

Alfred Schopf, chairman of the Executive Board at Leica Camera AG: ‘We see very promising synergy potential in stationary and online sales of cameras and art photography, as well as in the portfolio of photographic services and auctions of photographic memorabilia. Leica Camera Frankfurt GmbH will preserve and uphold the excellent reputation of Foto Rahn as an institution known far beyond the borders of Frankfurt am Main as a specialist in photographic equipment retailing and as an organiser of photographic memorabilia auctions. Simultaneously, this also enables Leica Camera AG to strengthen and expand its strategic position in stationary and online retailing of cameras and sport optics products and its competence in the photographic memorabilia market.’
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