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Epson Canada: New SureColor P600 13-Inch Professional Photo Printer Provides Next-Generation Epson UltraChrome HD Pigment Inks

Wed October 29, 2014

PRESS RELEASE

Epson Unveils the SureColor P600 13-Inch Professional
Photo Printer

 Epson SureColor P600 Leverages Next-Generation Epson
UltraChrome HD Ink to Deliver Exhibition-Quality Prints with Unprecedented Black Density

MARKHAM, ON – Oct. 29, 2014 – Epson Canada Ltd, announced today the industry’s most advanced 13-inch photo printer – the Epson SureColor® P600. Designed for creative professionals, fine artists, and advanced amateur and pro photographers, the SureColor P600 combines an advanced MicroPiezo® AMC printhead with next-generation Epson UltraChrome® HD pigment inks driven by enhanced AccuPhotoTM HD imaging technology to produce exhibition-quality black-and-white prints with never before seen pigment black density and stunningly vivid colour prints.

“The Epson SureColor P600 was designed to not only meet, but exceed the capabilities of today’s exceptional digital image captures by producing prints with the superior level of quality our customers have come to expect,” said Larry Kaufman, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America. “With the advent of next-generation Epson UltraChrome HD inks and unrivaled fine art and roll paper support, the Epson SureColor P600 is poised to represent the new benchmark in desktop photographic printing.
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New RICOH THETA Model: Spherical Camera Captures Spherical Videos, and 360-Degree Images in One Shot

Wed October 29, 2014

RICOH THETA

RICOH THETA

This video presents【RICOH THETA】Concept movie 90sec ver.

  • This 90-sec video expresses the concept of RICOH THETA.

NEWS RELEASE

New RICOH THETA model, capturing 360-degree images in one shot, is on sale soon
– Spherical video function, API and SDK (beta version) now available –

Tokyo, October 28, 2014—Ricoh Company, Ltd. announced today that it has developed a new model of the RICOH THETA, an input device that allows users to capture the area all around them in a single spherical image. The new spherical camera, which can also capture spherical videos, will be marketed by Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd. from November 14.

Since its launch last year as the world’s first image input device*1, the RICOH THETA has opened a new world of imaging possibilities. Users can shoot game changing new spherical images at any time, capturing more than they ever imagined. In response to popular demand, the new model enables Wi-Fi transfer that is almost twice as fast as the previous model as well as spherical video capture, all with the same small, lightweight and easy-to-carry design as before. Video image conversion processing can be performed on a computer after shooting, enabling users to enjoy up to 3 minutes*2 of spherical video footage that will make them feel like they’re right there. Users can also choose from four body colors, providing a more fun and attractive tool to carry around every day.
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WestLicht Photo and Camera Auction Presents Leica Camera Rarities and Collectables on Nov.21 and 22, 2014

Wed October 29, 2014

WestLicht Auction Leica IIIF Black

WestLicht Auction Leica IIIF Black

WestLicht Photographica Auction

11th WestLicht Photo Auction on November 21, 2014, 6pm (CET)

26th WestLicht Camera Auction on November 22, 2014, 11am (CET)

Contact Info:

WestLicht Photographica Auction
Westbahnstrasse 40
1070 Vienna, Austria
Tel: ++43 1 523 56 59 15
Fax: ++43 1 523 13 08
E-Mail: auction(at)westlicht.com

PRESS RELEASE

28/10/2014

The WestLicht Photo and Camera Auction on 21 and 22 November, 2014, Presents Leica Camera Rarities and Collectables

WestLicht, the world’s leading auction house for vintage cameras, is holding two auctions in November 2014 to celebrate two anniversaries, ‘100 years of Leica photography’ and ‘175 years of photography’. The WestLicht photo auction on 21 November 2014 puts the focus on pictures, while the WestLicht Photographica Auction on 22 November 2014 will be offering historical photographic equipment, including rare Leica products. All lots can be viewed online at www.westlicht-auction.com.

Amongst the highlights of the WestLicht photo auction on 21 November are photographs shot by Diane Arbus. The photographer, born in New York in 1923, revolutionised and changed the face of photography. Amongst her pictures, many of which have long since become icons of the 20th century, Identical twins (Cathleen and Colleen) from 1967 (estimated value: 80,000 to 100,000 euros) is almost certainly the most well known. This, and three other of her works, like The King and Queen of a Senior Citizens Dance, New York 1970 (estimated value: 50,000 to 70,000 euros), are from her only portfolio entitled A Box of Ten Photographs, that was a concept produced in 1971, shortly before her death. The work of one great Austrian Leica photographer, Franz Hubmann, is also on display. Hubmann captured the greatest musicians and artists of his time in a way that only very few photographers could. His photograph entitled Pablo Picasso in his Villa La Californie, Cannes 1957 (estimated value: 3,000 to 3,500 euros) is particular proof of this. Vintage prints from Hubmann’s private collection of pictures the photographer was given by prominent international photographers (including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Otto Steinert, William Klein and Frank Horvat) in the 1950s and early 1960s are also up for auction.

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Gentec International: Manfrotto’s New Befree Carbon Fiber Tripod for Travellers is Now Available

Tue October 28, 2014

Manfrotto’s newest entry into the Befree line, the Befree Carbon, is an ultralight carbon fibre tripod that is sleek, easy to use and even easier to transport. It’s the perfect travel companion, weighing only 1.1kg (2.4 lbs) and measuring 40cm (15.7 in) when folded. Photographers and hobbyists alike will celebrate Befree’s compact size, functionality and design.

The new Befree Carbon has a suggested retail price of $399.95 and is currently available.

NEWS RELEASE

The New Befree Carbon: The Best Travel Companion

TORONTO, ON., October 28, 2014 –  Gentec International, the exclusive Canadian distributor of Manfrotto photo and video products, announces the launch of the Befree Carbon, a new product in the Befree range. The carbon fiber version, devoted to hobbyists who love to travel, is now lighter but still fast to set up, intuitive to use and absolutely stable for capturing precise and sharp pictures.

Light and portable
Befree Carbon legs are made entirely of carbon fiber, which guarantees lightness as well as rigidity and transportability. It weighs only 1.1 kg (2.4 lbs). It’s foldable legs allow for a folded length of just 40 cm (15.7 in), thanks to the ball head’s compact quick release adaptor. In addition to that, it is very fast to set up and amazingly stable. These characteristics allow traveling photographers to take stunning pictures wherever they go.

Befree Carbon Tripod in a cushioned carry bag

Befree Carbon Tripod in a cushioned carry bag

Easy to transport  
Befree Carbon is the ideal tripod for travellers thanks to its size, which perfectly fits into carry-on luggage or backpacks. It can be comfortably carried everywhere thanks to its included cushioned carry bag, that preserves it from any unintentional damage.
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A Panasonic Film Shot Entirely on Lumix GH4: “DRIVE, The Air Cooled Wanderer Gary Foo by LUMIX GH4″

Mon October 27, 2014

Image is extracted from video below.

Image is extracted from video below.

NEWS RELEASE

Oct 27, 2014

DRIVE, The Air Cooled Wanderer Gary Foo by LUMIX GH4

This film is shot entirely on Lumix GH4.

“PHOTOS TO IMPRESS, 4K VIDEOS TO INSPIRE”


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Samsung NX1 + Joseph Gordon-Levitt + hitRECord: “In a City”, a New Short Film for 4K UHD Viewing

Fri October 24, 2014

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Today, Samsung Electronics announced a new campaign for the Samsung NX1, the new premium compact system camera. The campaign is the result of a new partnership with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his open collaborative production company, hitRECord. Titled, “In a City”, the campaign will see the actor and filmmaker direct a short film inspired by cities across the globe shot entirely on the NX1 for 4K UHD viewing.

 Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Image by Samsung Electronics.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Image by Samsung Electronics.

The following video presents HITRECORD: In a City w/ Samsung NX1:

Attention everybody — I’m directing a new short film, come make it with me!
Contribute here: http://bit.ly/1tmOCxE
The film is called #inacity and it’s inspired by the experience of walking through cities – cities all over the world. Through writing and video footage, I wanna capture intimate moments, beautiful textures and grand skylines. But, the only way to tell the story of global cities is to get the perspectives of the people who live in them. No matter where you live in the world, I want you to be a part of making this.

For this project, we’re collaborating w/ Samsung Camera & we’ll be sending out new #NX1 cameras to 5 cinematographers to help make the short film.

WRITERS – Write some poetic thoughts about your unique experiences in your city – we’ll all be a part of writing this piece. Please refer to THIS POEM – http://www.hitrecord.org/records/53155 – for inspiration.

CINEMATOGRAPHERS: Shoot beautiful, cinematic shots of your city as you take a walk through it. Check out THIS FOOTAGE – http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1689770 – for what I’m looking for. Upload your footage to hitRECord by Thurs. 10/30 to be eligible for a #NX1.

Thanks again
J

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Samsung Electronics Launches the NX1 Campaign Partnering with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and hitRECord

 As a renowned actor and filmmaker, Joseph Gordon-Levitt will produce a short film using Samsung NX1, a new premium camera

Ridgefield Park, N.J. – October 24, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the launch of a new campaign for the Samsung NX1, the new premium compact system camera. The campaign is the result of a new partnership with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his open collaborative production company, hitRECord. Titled, “In a City”, the campaign will see the actor and filmmaker direct a short film inspired by cities across the globe shot entirely on the NX1 for 4K UHD viewing.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Joseph on this project and are confident that his creative talent, combined with the capabilities of the NX1, will create a memorable short film that captures the lives of consumers in cities across the globe,” said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics. “The NX1 offers ultimate filming experience with its sophisticated features, so filmmakers like Joseph can focus on telling their story without worrying about the technical performance of their equipment.”

“Cinematography is one of the most powerful aspects of filmmaking. To visually express the mood of a scene or moment is as essential to storytelling as a script, a score, or an actor’s performance. When you’re creating art, it’s important to know that your tools will match your ambition, and that you can rely on the technology to enable, not limit your artistic vision,” said Joseph Gordon-Levitt. “I’m looking forward to filming with Samsung NX1 and eager to work with the hitRECord community to create something truly special”
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Fujifilm Imagine App for United Kingdom Customers to Instantly Print Photos from Smartphone or Tablet Devices

Thu October 23, 2014

This video presents Imagine V8: Comprehensive and cost-effective cloud-based photo solution.

  • “Fujifilm’s Imagine software developed by the innovative Fujifilm subsidiary called Whitech is one of the most comprehensive and cost-effective cloud-based photo solutions on the market today.
  • The low cost, self service offering includes traditional photo kiosks, tablet kiosks, online ordering and a powerful range of mobile Apps designed to make preserving memories on prints, photobooks, wall art, stationery and a wide range of gifts convenient and easy.”

United Kingdom

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How amazing is the Fujifilm Imagine Software? Fujifilm interviews Frosts Photo Centre

23.10.2014

How amazing is the Fujifilm Imagine Software? Fujifilm interviews Frosts Photo Centre

Fujifilm Imagine is a multi-platform software solution which offers the retailer flexibility, choice and ease of use across in-store, online and mobile platforms.

The amazing software has been evolving over time to provide even more functionality, products and services to enhance your customers’ experience. It is perfect for a photo retail environment. It goes without saying; if your customers’ experience is enhanced they will purchase again and again.
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Samsung Electronics Extends Worldwide Paralympic Partnership Through to Beyond the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Thu October 23, 2014

This video presents What’s Your Problem? Sport Doesn’t Care – Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.
Sport doesn’t care about abilities or disabilities. Sport makes no distinctions. All that matters is that you give your best to win.
What’s your problem? Sport Doesn’t Care.

PRESS RELEASE

October 23, 2014

Summary:
• Samsung extends its partnership with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) through to the PyeongChang 2018 and the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Samsung Electronics Extends Worldwide Paralympic Partnership through 2020

Samsung signs an agreement with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to extend partnership through to the PyeongChang 2018 and Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Samsung Electronics, the Worldwide Paralympic Partner in the Wireless Communications Equipment category, has announced that it has signed an agreement with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to extend its partnership through to beyond the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Image by Samsung Tomorrow

Image by Samsung Tomorrow

For the next six years of this agreement, Samsung, who has sponsored the IPC since 2006, will remain as one of the IPC’s Official Worldwide Paralympic Partners and will expand after 2016 its category of sponsorship to the “Wireless Communications Equipment and Computing Equipment,” including smartphones, tablets, laptops, personal computers and other computing equipment, and desktop printers.

“Samsung aims to empower athletes to spread their passion and dedication through our wireless technology, inspiring Paralympic Games fans worldwide,” said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics. “We are thrilled to extend our partnership with the IPC, and we plan to develop a variety of meaningful programs together with the Paralympic athletes, to honor their competitiveness and Paralympic spirit.”
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You’re Invited: Samyang Roadshow Europe “The Look and The Photographer. Episode I: Spain 2014″ Nov.3, 5, 7, 10, 12

Thu October 23, 2014

PRESS RELEASE

Samyang Roadshow Europe

The Look and The Photographer. Episode I: Spain

In November, Samyang launches the new European workshop series called Samyang Roadshow Europe “The Look and The Photographer. Episode I: Spain.” By participating in this series of lectures and practical workshops, which will be held in five largest Spanish cities, you will gain a great opportunity to take a closer look at Samyang and Samyang products, and to engage in interesting and inspirational creative workshops.

Jose Luis Valdivia, a photographer and filmmaker connected with Samyang in Spain will present a series of lectures “The Look and The Photographer”. Jose Luis Valdivia has rich experience in running creative workshops for photography and film enthusiasts. The combination of knowledge, passion and teaching methodology makes his classes unique. He always illustrates the theoretical input with life examples supported by relevant photos and films he shot. During Samyang Roadshow Europe, Jose Luis Valdivia will raise some photography issues “Photography by Samyang” and will talk about film “Filming with Samyang.”

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Canon U.S.A. at PhotoPlus Expo 2014: Displays Include Cinema EOS C100 Mark II Video Camera, EOS 7D Mark II & PowerShot G7 X Cameras Oct.30-Nov.1

Thu October 23, 2014

PRESS RELEASE

Canon U.S.A. Brings Its Digital Imaging Solutions To PhotoPlus Expo 2014

On Display for the First Time in the U.S. will be the New Cinema EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera, EOS 7D Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Digital Cameras along with the Latest in Lenses and Professional Printing Solutions

NEW YORK, October 23, 2014 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will demonstrate its latest digital camera optics and printer lineup, including the recently announced EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera, at PhotoPlus Expo 2014 in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, October 30 – November 1, 2014 in Booth #121.

Canon Cinema EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera

Canon Cinema EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera

Visitors to the Canon booth will have the opportunity to see the new EOS C100 Mark II, the latest addition to the Company’s Cinema EOS line of professional Super 35mm digital cameras. Additionally, PhotoPlus Expo attendees can try, firsthand, the powerful new EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera, the full line of Canon EOS and Cinema EOS cameras, EF and CN-E lenses, Canon’s professional and consumer camcorders, and the latest in PowerShot cameras including the new PowerShot G7 X. The Company will also be showing its gallery of PIXMA PRO and imagePROGRAF large format professional inkjet prints and will feature stunning images from Canon’s Explorers of Light, as well as live printing demonstrations throughout the show.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital Camera

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot G7 X Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot G7 X Digital Camera


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Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld Camcorder: Nature and Wildlife Filmmaker Kevin Railsback’s Primary Camera

Wed October 22, 2014

Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD camcorder

Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD camcorder

PRESS RELEASE

AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER KEVIN RAILSBACK MAKES PANASONIC AJ-PX270 P2 HD HANDHELD HIS PRIMARY CAMERA FOR NATURE SHOOTS

NEWARK, NJ (October 21, 2014) – Prominent Director of Photography Kevin Railsback, who specializes in nature and wildlife cinematography, recently invested in Panasonic’s AJ-PX270 P2 HD camcorder as his primary camera. Railsback, whose www.filmmakingnaturally.com website features tutorials in outdoor video production, also owns Panasonic’s AG-HPX250 and AG-HPX170 P2 HD handhelds.

Railback has already shot extensive wildlife footage with the PX270, and has used it as his “A” camera on a shoot with a professional dance team for a DVD release. Future PX270 projects include shooting historical recreations on an upcoming feature for Fourth Wall Films, creating a meditation video, and acquiring diverse material for his stock footage agency.

Having shot for several years with the HPX250 as his workhorse camera, Railsback already has informed observations about the differences between that camcorder and the new PX270. Among advances, he numbers the PX270’s extra low light sensitivity, better codec, 1080/60p capture, electronic level, redundant recording, smaller size and more.

Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder

Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder


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Ricoh Launches PENTAX K-S1 Sweets Collection: PENTAX K-S1 Camera Models with Flu Card

Wed October 22, 2014

PENTAX K-S1 digital SLR cameras

PENTAX K-S1 digital SLR cameras

PRESS RELEASE

October 22, 2014

PENTAX K-S1 Sweets Collection

A trio of new, special-color PENTAX K-S1 camera models Now complete with Flu card for $699.95

Denver, Colorado October 22, 2014 – RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION is pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX K-S1 Sweets Collection, which consists of three special-color models of the PENTAX K-S1 digital SLR camera. Featuring a compact, lightweight body and a stylish, progressive design, these special-edition PENTAX K-S1 models, now available with Flu card, provide outstanding imaging performance that rivals that of upper-class models and just in time for the holidays.

The PENTAX K-S1 Sweets Collection offers three brilliant body color options: Strawberry Cake, Blue Cream Soda and Lime Pie. The cameras’ streamlined, white-based bodies are accentuated with lustrous colors for a fashionable, lively appearance, while keeping all the outstanding functionality and progressive design of the K-S1.  With the unique combination of superb performance, advanced design, and striking colors, these special-edition models make digital SLR photography more fun and exciting, and fit perfectly with every user’s lifestyle.
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