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Entries have opened for the 13th Annual California Ocean and Coastal Amateur Photography Contest, which is sponsored by the California Coastal Commission, the California Thank You Ocean campaign, and Fairmont Hotels of California. According to the contest website, the are seeking photograph entries “that reflect the importance that the coast and ocean has [sic] for California residents.” There are three subject categories into which an image can be entered: The scenic coast and Pacific Ocean off California; People and the California coast; California ocean and coastal wildlife. Prizes for the four contest winners are hotel stays at Fairmont Hotel California locations.
The submission deadline is September 2, 2011. Visit www.mycoastalphoto.com for more info.
PENTAX has just announced the availability of the limited edition 645D medium-format DSLR camera kit, including a stylish and eye-catching lacquer-finished body, leather strap, body mount cap,center-spot-matte focusing screen and chic wooden box. The 40-megapixel camera, first announced last year, is being called Camera Grand Prix Japan’s “Camera of the Year.” The limited edition 645D will be built-to-order, with a minimum four month delivery period from the date the order is placed.
Nikon has just revealed the new AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G lens. Available in August for an estimated price of $279.95, the lightweight, versatile lens provides macro capabilities with a minimum focusing distance of just 0.53 feet (6.4 inches). According to Nikon, the lens “is an ideal ‘next’ lens to complement any DX-format shooter’s growing D-SLR kit” with a “wide variety of applications, whether capturing close-up details in flowers and insects or shooting flattering portraiture with a pleasing bokeh.” More from Nikon in the press release below.
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Casio has announced their new Imaging Square photo contest, which is all about getting people to “find their inner-artist” through the use of post-production creative effects. According to Casio, “the photo contest, which takes place from July 5th through July 19th, will be hosted on the company’s Imaging Square Group Album on Photobucket. To enter, consumers must first register for an account with Casio’s Imaging Square service (http://art.casio.com/fun), transform a photograph into a work of art using one of Imaging Square’s Digital Craft tools, and submit their image to the Imaging Square Group Album on Photobucket. Two grand prize winners will each receive a Casio EX-ZR100 digital camera, valued at $299.99.” For more info, and to enter, click here.
images via Casio
Olympus has announced two next generation cameras in their PEN lineup—the E-P3 and E-PL3 interchangeable lens digital cameras—as well as a new compact PEN: the E-PM1. The E-PL3 comes right on the heels of its predecessor, the E-PL2 (reviewed here), which was only announced at CES in January. The EP3 (pictured above) takes the helm as the new flagship PEN camera, following last year’s EP2, with upgrades that include: a 614,000 pixel, high-resolution OLED touchscreen, a reengineered “world’s fastest” auto focus with 35 separate focus points, and a new Truepic VI image processor for faster shot-to-shot times. See the full press release, with more info on all three cameras, below.
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