San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
New York – Fujifilm brought out its X-E1 and XF1 digital cameras to its Focus On Fashion event at the Fujifilm Pop-Up Store in Greenwich Village Tuesday night.
The pop-up gallery gave members of the press an opportunity to try out the newest additions to the Fujifilm X-Series digital camera line.
The Thrillist-curated street style gallery included well-dressed women shot on the streets of NYC and live models.
Lake Success, N.Y. — Canon USA donated $100,000 on Wednesday to AmeriCares to aid in the relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy.
“On behalf of all employees at Canon USA, we extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to those affected by Hurricane Sandy,” said Joe Adachi, Canon USA president and CEO.
Commack, N.Y. – Tamron introduced this week two more lens packages for DSLR users.
Tamron’s SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD will be available in mounts for Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras for a $1,500 suggested retail, and the 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD 90mm macro prime lens will be available for Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts at $850.
The SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD macro offer vibration compensation and an ultra-silent drive system.
Ronkonkoma, N.Y. — Sigma said it is now shipping the first lens in its new Art Line — the 35mm F1.4 DG HSM.
Available in mounts for Nikon, Canon, Sony, Pentax and Sigma DSLRs, the prime lens carries an $899 estimated street price.
The 35mm F1.4 DG HSM will feature a new matte finish and overall new design concept, which includes a clearly defined category label.
The lens provides exceptional low-light performance and a pronounced bokeh effect.
Lake Success, N.Y. - Canon U.S.A., introduced Tuesday the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM and EF 35mm f/2 IS USM lenses for its EF DSLR camera family.
Each lens is said to feature unique optical attributes for a variety of situations.
The EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM has macro shooting capabilities at the telephoto end and the EF 35mm f/2 IS USM adds Canon’s proprietary Image Stabilization (IS) to a popular prime lens focal length.
Oberkochen, Germany – Precision lens manufacturer Carl Zeiss said Tuesday that its Cinemizer OLED-based 3D capable video headset is now available in the U.S. through its North American sales agent Total 3D Solutions.
Developed several years ago, the Cinemizer has been used for a range of diverse applications including 3D gaming, dentistry, immersive learning, architectural visialisation, and remote FPV (First Person View), where it is linked to a camera on a quadrocopter, the company saide.
Tokyo – Nikon said it saw its first-half sales volume climb 26 percent with interchangeable-lens-type cameras and lenses rising 21 percent for the period ending Sept. 30.
Net sales for the first half were $4.74 billion (381 billion yen), up $703 million (56.5 billion yen) from the same period last year
Operating income was $521 million (41.8 billion yen), down $69.7 million (5.6 billion yen) from the same period last year.
New York – Samsung announced at PhotoPlus Expo here Thursday two new lenses for its NX compact system cameras, including a new 12-24mm F4-5.6 ED ultra-wide zoom lens ($599 suggested retail) and the 45mm F1.8 mid-telephoto prime lens ($299).
In addition, Samsung said it has expanded its line of advanced SD and MicroSD cards with a new Pro-series line featuring cards with capacities up to 64GB and transfer speeds up to 80MBps.
Boca Raton, Fla. — Polaroid has unveiled the Polaroid Fotobar online store offering consumers the chance to produce “museum-quality” art from their digital pictures.
The service, which can be found at PolaroidFotobar.com, offers users an easy, intuitive process for making photo prints.
A patent-pending feature called Fotomail allows users to easily and quickly upload their images captured on smart phones and cameras onto the site for onscreen customization.