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Midweek Photo News Roundup- 6/24

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photo courtesy Esther Havens

It’s Wednesday afternoon and all that most people can think about is how many days, hours, minutes remain until the weekend. But not you, you’re a photographer! You’re never bored, but are always plotting your next photo shoot or researching the new D-SLR you’ve had your eye on. We’re right there with you, friend. To keep the wild world of photography on your mind midweek, here’s our roundup of what’s been happening in it lately.

-Documentary photographer Esther Havens is in Uganda, shooting powerful images for a charitywater.org project.

-This morning, SanDisk announced the world’s fastest 32GB SDHC flash memory card with a new Class 10 performance rating for HD video.

-Kubota Image Tools announced a new free educational Webinar Wednesdays series for photographers of all levels.

-AP (Associated Press) Images announced the addition of Blend Images and North Wind Picture Archives as new content partners.  Their images will be made available on AP Images’ recently launched B2B site aimed at professional image buyers.

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Midweek Photo News Roundup- 6/17

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photo by erix! (creative commons)

It’s Wednesday afternoon and all that most people can think about is how many days, hours, minutes remain until the weekend. But not you, you’re a photographer! You’re never bored, but are always plotting your next photo shoot or researching the new D-SLR you’ve had your eye on. We’re right there with you, friend. To keep the wild world of photography on your mind midweek, here’s our roundup of what’s been happening in it lately.

-Fantasea announced two new underwater camera housings just in time for summer: the FL-19/20 for Nikon Coolpix L19 & L20 cameras and the FA-480 for the Canon PowerShot A480.

-onOne Software announced its first ever iPhone application. The new DSLR Camera Remote for iPhone allows photographers using a supported Canon EOS DSLR that is connected to a WiFi enabled computer to remotely control the settings of the camera, fire the shutter, review images, and even get a live viewfinder preview.

-Think Take Photo collaborated on a stunning concept video for their soon to be released addition to the Multimedia Wired Up Collection of bags, specifically designed for those shooting still, audio, and video in the field.

-Getty Images launched a new Flickr photo clouds feature to The Flickr Collection, which lets users visually group images that catch their eye.

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onOne Software Announces Free Version of Photo Tools 2

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onOne Software just announced the availability to consumers of  a free, “Lite” version of their PhotoTools 2 Standard Edtion plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® CS2, CS3 and CS4 that “utilizes the power of Photoshop Actions to provide a range of imaging tools including effects, corrections and production automation in a full-featured interface.”

PhotoTools 2 Lite includes 14 effects found in both PhotoTools 2 Standard Edition and PhotoTools 2 Professional Edition, including: “reproducing classic photographic effects like Bleach Bypass and Cross Process, to reproducing film stock such as Kodachrome® and Velvia®, to modern effects including automatic skin smoothing.”

Go to www.ononesoftware.com/pt2lite to request a free download.

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Pentax Announces K-7 D-SLR

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Breaking news this morning: PENTAX has just announced their brand new flagship D-SLR, the K-7. The manufacturer is already calling the compact, 14.6 Megapixel, weather, dust and cold resistant camera their “most powerful PENTAX ever.” Ideal for shooting fast action, the D-SLR features the new PRIME II Image processing engine, which allows for  5.2 frames per second and low-noise image processing, and a top shutter speed of 1/8000 sec. The 921,000 dot resolution 3-inch LCD features Live View mode, and the camera also boasts a 100% field-of-view viewfinder (with 0.92X magnification).

With the K-7, PENTAX is joining the ranks of Nikon by introducing a powerful, compact D-SLR that offers High Definition movie capture. HD movie mode features adjustable quality settings and aperture control, as well as Shake Reduction, and an external microphone terminal for recording stereo sound, and high resolution playback (HDMI port with selectable output resolution: 1080i, 720p, 480p, and auto).

Body only, the K-7 will retail for $1,299.95.

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Olympus Announces E-620

After Olympus was done demonstrating that their Stylus Tough-8000 can withstand 200 pounds of pressure from a hand-cranked contraption weighing down on it, they got to their big PMA release: the E-620 D-SLR. Like the E-30 earlier this year, the 620 is an addition to their now pretty comprehensive lineup of D-SLRs, not an update to an existing model. The most notable thing about the 620 (and the 30 for that matter), besides the technical specs that I’ll get to, is that they both have an “Art Filter” mode. I was surprised to see a D-SLR with such a feature that at first seems pretty gimmicky on a professional piece of equipment, but I was won over through the demonstration.

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