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‘Pictures of the Year’ Photo Exhibit at the Newseum April 25-Sept. 1, 2014

Tue April 22, 2014

This video presents “Touring the Newseum.”

  • “An introduction to the Newseum and its must-see galleries and exhibits.”

On Friday, April 25, 2014, the Newseum will open “Pictures of the Year,” an exhibit that showcases dramatic, award-winning images of the people, events and issues that shaped the world in 2013.

  • The photos are a selection of the best news images from Pictures of the Year International (POYi) contest.
  • Location: Concourse Level, Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20001 Google Map

On Saturday, April 26, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., the Newseum will host Photo Day which includes these highlights:

  • To kick off the new exhibit “Pictures of the Year,” Barbara Davidson (Newspaper Photographer of the Year), Patrick Smith (Sports Photographer of the Year), and Tyler Hicks of The New York Times will offer professional advice to visitors and talk about the stories behind their photographs.
  • A photo scavenger hunt in the Newseum.
  • A program with Washington Post director of photography MaryAnne Golon, who will lead a discussion on underreported issues affecting women worldwide.
  • A Nikon camera demonstration wherein a Nikon professional services representative Chad J. McNeeley demonstrates the new D-SLR D4s.
  • Gallery Talk: Pictures of the Year exhibit.
    • Learn more about the stories behind the news events chronicled in this exhibit of the best photojournalism of 2013.

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NEWS RELEASE

‘Pictures of the Year’ Photo Exhibit Opens April 25, Only at the Newseum

Winners of the International Photojournalism Competition Go on Display in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On Friday, April 25, 2014, the Newseum will open “Pictures of the Year,” an exhibit that showcases dramatic, award-winning images of the people, events and issues that shaped the world in 2013. The photos are a selection of the best news images from Pictures of the Year International (POYi), one of the oldest and most prestigious photojournalism contests in the world.

Visitors will see images from some of 2013′s biggest news stories, including the war in Syria and the Boston Marathon bombing, along with lighter moments such as Detroit Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter flipping over the wall of Boston’s Fenway Park as he tries to catch a grand slam during the American League Championship Series.


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McAfee Reminds Users to Stay Safe When Recycling Their Mobile Devices

Tue April 22, 2014

Great reminder from McAfee today, Earth day, on how to safely dispose of your old computers, external hard drives and mobile devices. Chances are that you have saved lots of  personal info on these devices and, unless you wipe them clean before disposal, you might run the risk of handing your personal info over to unscrupulous persons. And don’t think because you throw your old computers over into a big recycle dumpster that no one will go foraging…

Happy Earth day!

Recycling and other environmentally friendly practices are top of mind today, and as we reflect on how we can improve our habits of reducing, reusing, and recycling, we should also think about how this applies to technology.

Many of us have devices that we no longer use, and we know that the best way to dispose of them is to recycle. McAfee would like to take this opportunity to remind your readers that they need to stay vigilant about being safe when it comes to recycling their devices, whether they be computers, external hard drives, mobile phones, or tablets. Before getting rid of these devices, always remember to wipe the data completely. This includes text messages, emails, contacts, and personal files, among other confidential data.

Robert Siciliano, an online security expert to McAfee, provides some easy-to-follow instructions for how to wipe and overwrite data from mobile devices in this blog post: “This Earth Day, ‘Clean’ Your Device Before You Recycle It.” He cautions that it’s possible for people to retrieve data left over on a hard drive and reminds readers that identity theft is a very real possibility and can happen to anyone. “This Earth Day, join the movement and demonstrate support for environmental protection – just make sure to protect yourself first!”

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FUJIFILM Canada: TCL-X100 is a New Tele-Conversion Lens for FUJIFILM X100 and X100S Cameras

Wed April 16, 2014

Fujifilm TCL-X100 Tele-Conversion Lenses in silver and black

Fujifilm TCL-X100 Tele-Conversion Lenses in silver and black

FUJIFILM Canada today announced the new TCL-X100, a tele-conversion lens designed specifically for the award-winning FUJIFILM X100 and FUJIFILM X100S cameras.

  • The lens attaches directly onto the camera, and increases picture taking versatility by multiplying the fixed focal length by approx. 1.4x, converting it from 23mm (35mm in 35mm equivalent) to a 33mm fixed focal length (50mm in 35mm equivalent).

The TCL-X100 will be available in May 2014 in silver and black for $349.99.

PRESS RELEASE

Fujifilm Launches New Tele-Conversion Lens for the X100\X100S

TCL-X100 multiplies fixed focal length by 1.4x magnification for
33mm fixed focal length experience

Mississauga, ON, April 16, 2014 – FUJIFILM Canada, a leader in advanced digital camera technology and outstanding image resolution, today announced the new TCL-X100, a tele-conversion lens designed specifically for the award-winning FUJIFILM X100 and FUJIFILM X100S cameras. The lens attaches directly onto the camera and increases picture taking versatility by multiplying the fixed focal length by approximately 1.4x, converting it from 23mm (35mm in 35mm equivalent) to a 33mm fixed focal length (50mm in 35mm equivalent).

The new conversion lens offers Fujifilm’s extraordinary optical quality and delivers high image resolution, even at the F2.0 wide open aperture setting, while using a special HT-EBC multi-layer coating to minimize ghosting and flare, and retaining all the original optical characteristics of the X100 and X100S.


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Ricoh’s PENTAX 645Z: medium-format DSLR camera with 51.4 megapixels

Tue April 15, 2014

PENTAX 645Z

A medium-format digital SLR camera featuring a new CMOS image sensor, approximately 51.4 effective megapixels and live-view shooting, for the highest level of creativity and visual expression

RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX 645Z medium-format digital SLR cameras. This new model features a newly designed, large CMOS image sensor with approximately 51.4 effective megapixels to deliver super-high-resolution images, while assuring the outstanding operability and exceptional reliability that can satisfy the exacting demands of professional photographers.

The PENTAX 645Z was developed based on the PENTAX 645D, which was launched in 2010. While retaining the time-proven weather-resistant, dustproof construction, it incorporates a newly developed image sensor and imaging engine to enhance image quality and reliability. It also boasts approximately 51.4 effective megapixels to produce super-high-resolution images with true-to-life sense of depth. It has much-improved basic specifications, such as: burst shooting at approximately three images per second; a tiltable, high-resolution LCD monitor; a state-of-the-art AF system with a live-view function; a high-precision exposure control system; and a more durable, dependable shutter unit. It also provides much faster response to the photographer’s commands under all types of shooting conditions. The result is the top level of operability and maneuverability required in demanding professional work. It even features full HD movie recording capability and smartphone accessibility via Wi-Fi transmission to add new possibilities and enhance flexibility in creative photography.


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Sigma: New Large Aperture 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Lens is an Addition to Sigma’s New Art Line of Lenses

Fri April 11, 2014

Sigma Art Line: 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Lens with Hood

Sigma Art Line: 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Lens with Hood

Photographers, spruce up your kit this spring with Sigma’s new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM from the Sigma Art line.

  • Incorporating the same advanced optical technology as the award winning 35mm F1.4 DG HSM lens, this large aperture lens will offer photographers superb image quality in a classic 50mm focal length.

The suggested retail price of Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM lens is $1049.95 and available in June for Sigma (A50DGHAS), Canon (A50DGHC) and Nikon (A50DGHN). The Sony A50DGHS is yet to be announced.

For additional information, please visit the Sigma brand page.

NEWS RELEASE

SIGMA DELIVERS UNCOMPROMISED PERFORMANCE WITH NEW, LARGE APERTURE 50MM F1.4 DG HSM LENS

TORONTO, ON., April 11, 2014 – Gentec International, the exclusive Canadian distributor of Sigma lenses, announces the addition of the updated 50mm F1.4 DG HSM to Sigma’s new Art line of lenses. Incorporating the same advanced optical technology as Sigma’s award-winning 35mm F1.4 DG HSM lens, this high-performance, large aperture lens offers superb image quality in a classic 50mm focal length.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Art line lenses provide the highest level of artistic expression
Sigma is organizing its interchangeable lenses into three product lines: Art, Contemporary, and Sports. The Art line has been designed with an emphasis on artistic expression to meet the expectations of users who value a creative, dramatic outcome above compactness and multifunction. Offering sophisticated optical performance for landscapes, portraits, still-life, close-up and casual snaps, these lenses are perfect for the kind of photography that unleashes the inner artist. While ideal for studio photography, they offer just as much expressive scope when capturing architecture, starry skies, underwater shots, and many other scenes.

High-performance design, high-quality images
Incorporating the latest technology, this lens thoroughly corrects aberration and achieves the highest image quality, even near the edge of the image.


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Nikon Canada: Nikon Releases AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR Lens

Thu April 10, 2014

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Nikon Canada today announced the latest addition to its NIKKOR lineup, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR telephoto zoom lens. Designed for DX-format photographers, the NIKKOR 18-300mm is a versatile, compact, and lightweight 16.7x all-in-one telephoto zoom lens that helps users capture content with vibrant colours and sharp details.

Some of the key features of the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR include the following:

  • Weighs 550g (more than 30% lighter than the acclaimed AF-S DX NIKKOR
    18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens)
  • Boasts 16.7x ultra high-ratio zoom range
  • Offers a focal range from wide-angle 18mm to super-telephoto 300 mm (27mm to 450mm equivalent in FX/35mm format)
  • Contains 16 optical elements in 12 groups and includes three Aspherical and three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements
  • Includes a seven rounded-blade diaphragm
  • Built with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM)

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Get Close to the Action with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR Lens, a Versatile, Compact and Lightweight Telephoto Zoom Lens

Incorporating proven NIKKOR lens technology, the 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR telephoto zoom lens helps users capture fast action and faraway fun

Mississauga, ON, April 10, 2014 – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the latest addition to its legendary NIKKOR lineup, the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR telephoto zoom lens. Designed for DX-format photographers looking to get more out of their DSLR cameras, the versatile NIKKOR 18-300mm is a compact and lightweight 16.7X all-in-one telephoto zoom lens that delivers high performance and superior image quality. Whether shooting still images or HD videos, the 18-300mm lens is built to help users capture content with vibrant colours and sharp details so they can photograph sports, vacations and wildlife with confidence.

“With the addition of the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR to the NIKKOR lens line-up, DX-format photographers have a travel-friendly all-in-one telephoto zoom that can handle any photo or video challenge,” said Gregory Flasch, National Advertising and Communications Manager at Nikon Canada. “The 18-300mm lens enables DX-format photographers to capture sharp images and videos with incredible detail. Additionally, the lens incorporates renowned NIKKOR optics and technology like a Silent Wave Motor (SWM), three Aspherical and three Extra-low Dispersion glass elements, and innovative features like Vibration Reduction image stabilization.”

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Nikon Canada: New COOLPIX S810C Has 12x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi® & Android™ for Access to Apps

Thu April 10, 2014

Nikon Canada today announced the release of the Nikon COOLPIX S810c, a compact camera that combines Nikon’s powerful camera imaging technologies with the vast capabilities of the Android operating system to help users to never again settle for sharing a sub-par smartphone photo to their social networks. Some of the key features of the COOLPIX S810c include the following:

  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system
  • Built-in Wi-Fi capabilities
  • Ability to access myriad apps including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, among others
  • Ability to surf the Web, read emails, browse through friends’ photos and videos, and navigate with maps
  • Built-in GPs technology
  • 16.0-megapixel backside illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor
  • 3.7-inch touch-screen LCD monitor with 1.2 million-dot resolution
  • Ability to capture Full HD 1080p videos
  • 12x optical zoom NIKKOR lens (with 24x Dynamic Fine Zoom)
  • ISO range up to 3200
  • Lens Shift Vibration Reduction (VR) technology

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No Filter Needed: Nikon COOLPIX S810C with Android™ Operating System Provides a Seamless Way to Shoot and Share Stunning Images

Next-generation full-featured social camera helps users step up their photo sharing with vibrant images and instant access to favourite apps

Mississauga, ON, April 10, 2014 – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the COOLPIX S810C, which combines Nikon’s powerful camera imaging technologies with the vast capabilities of the AndroidTM operating system (OS). Whether photographing friends dancing into the night or fast-action sports, the 16.0-megapixel COOLPIX S810C helps users to never again settle for sharing a sub-par smartphone photo to their social networks.

“The COOLPIX S810C combines the best parts of a Nikon camera and the limitless possibilities of the Android operating system so users can seamlessly integrate their digital lives with their creative passions,” said Gregory Flasch, National Advertising and Communications Manager at Nikon Canada. “S810C users will be able to stay connected and share everyday moments with ease through Full HD video and amazing stills.”
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Full Frame Sony α7S Features ISO 102400 and 4K Video

Sun April 6, 2014

PRESS RELEASE

Sony’s α7S Full-Frame Camera Realizes a New World of Imaging Expression

Features newly developed, wide dynamic range sensor with awe-inspiring sensitivity

SAN DIEGO, April 6, 2014 – Joining the acclaimed α7 and α7R family of the world’s smallest full-frame interchangeable lens cameras1, Sony’s new α7S model puts extraordinary sensitivity, low noise and spectacular 4K video quality into the hands of professional photographers and videographers.

The innovative α7S camera features a newly developed, 12.2 effective megapixel 35mm Exmor® CMOS sensor paired with a powerful BIONZ X image processor, allowing it to shoot at a sensitivity range of ISO 50 – 4096002 with unprecedented dynamic range and low noise.

The new model is also the world’s first camera to utilize the entire width of a full-frame image sensor in 4K video acquisition, and does this without cropping or line skipping as it can read and process data from every one of the sensor’s pixels. This allows 4K video shooters to utilize all of the artistic and creative benefits provided by the unique sensor.

“The α7S gives Sony the most complete, versatile lineup of full-frame cameras in market today,” said Neal Manowitz, director of the interchangeable lens camera business at Sony Electronics.  “Between the α99, VG900, RX1, α7, α7R and now α7S models, we have completely revolutionized what it means to be a ‘full-frame’ camera, bringing a new level of quality and portability to enthusiast photographers and videographers.”

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Panasonic’s Global, Interactive Webcast ‘LIVE @ NAB’ + 2014 Live @ NAB Contest is Open to USA: Apr.7

Fri April 4, 2014

Yesterday Panasonic officially kicked off the promotion of the Live @ NAB Google Plus Hangouts from the Panasonic booth at 2014 NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show.

  • You can view and interact with the streaming broadcasts through Panasonic’s microsite, us.panasonic.com/NAB.

‘Live @ NAB’ will be comprised of the following five 30-minute Hangouts on Monday, April 7 :

  • 10:00am PT: Live @ NAB Kickoff – Rance Poehler | RSVP: www.bit.ly/nabkickoff
    • Chat with Rance Poehler, President of Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, about new products making their debut, and discuss developing trends in both creation to consumption of content across all mediums.
  • 11:00am PT: “4K in Film” – Lawrence Bender | RSVP: www.bit.ly/nab4kfilm
    • From the introduction of the Panasonic VariCam® 35 camera to 4K monitors and tablets, 4K is everywhere.
      • This roundtable discussion covers the why, what, where, when, and how of 4K content creation and consumption in Hollywood.
  • 1:30pm PT: “Get in the Game” – Ken Kerschbaumer | RSVP: www.bit.ly/nabsports
    • As broadcast technology evolves, sports spectators are brought closer and closer to the action—whether they’re in a stadium seat or watching from their living room couch.
      • Discuss new products coming to market for the sports industry, and chat about what fans can look forward to in the future.
  • 2:30pm PT: “Innovation in IP Networking” | RSVP: www.bit.ly/nabip2014
    • From large venue entertainment to seminar and lecture halls, Panasonic powers IP-based experiences at Universities, Houses of Worship, and businesses across the globe.
      • Discuss cutting-edge, tech-laden learning environments, and other real world installations that are ever evolving in the fast-growing IP market.
  • 3:30pm PT: “Independent Filmmaking in 4K” – Dave Helmly | RSVP: www.bit.ly/nabgen
    • Advances in video technology have made recording and broadcasting more and more accessible.
      • Take a look at how independent content creators are using the newest equipment to produce high-quality footage—and then easily distributing the final product through a variety of digital channels.
Panasonic Lumix GH4

Panasonic Lumix GH4

An integral element in this promotion is the contest/giveaway grand prize of a LUMIX GH4 to a lucky fan who tweets in a question using the #PanasonicNAB.

  • #PanasonicNAB Live @ NAB Google+ Hangout Contest  (the “Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry.
  • Tweet their guests for Live @ NAB questions on Twitter using #PanasonicNAB to enter to win a LUMIX GH4 camera!
    • Check out the times above and each of the participants so you can pick your best questions to share!
    • Contest runs until April 7, 5 p.m. PST.
    • “NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.”
    • Please click here for more info and the complete official rules.

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Panasonic Set to Host Global Streaming Webcast, ‘LIVE @ NAB’

A-List panel of industry experts, never-before-seen content headline Google+ Hangout sessions

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 2, 2014) – Panasonic System Communications Company of North America announced plans to host a global, interactive webcast, titled ‘LIVE @ NAB,’ on April 7 during the 2014 NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show. Highlighted by a ‘can’t miss’ lineup of expert panelists, the interactive webcast is designed to entertain and inform by dissecting and discussing the hottest industry topics.

Panelists include, world-class film producer Lawrence Bender; Sports Video Group editor-in-chief Ken Kerschbaumer; Adobe’s Dave Helmly; celebrity photographer and director Michael Grecco; and representatives from the Philadelphia Eagles and Arkansas Razorbacks. The global webcast begins Monday, April 7 2014 at 10:00am PT, with remarks from Panasonic System Communications President Rance Poehler.

Produced straight from the floor of the NAB, the world’s largest electronic media show, ‘Live @ NAB’ will be comprised of five 30-minute segments:


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