Canon Opens N.J. Pro Service Center

Canon Opens N.J. Pro Service Center

By Greg Tarr On Apr 4 2013 - 10:32am




Melville, N.Y. — Canon USA said Thursday it opened a service and support center in Ridgefield Park, N.J., offering comprehensive product repair and maintenance services for its professional imaging products.

Canon said the Ridgefield Park on-site repair operations include state-of-the-art camera and lens dark rooms, Canon's most advanced adjustment and calibration equipment, spare parts inventory, and repair staff to work offering quick turnaround of professional products.

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Canon Launches HF G30 Prosumer Camcorder

Canon Launches HF G30 Prosumer Camcorder

By Greg Tarr On Apr 3 2013 - 11:35am

Canon’s Vixia HF G30 ($1,700) offers a 20x advanced zoom lens and a larger CMOS
Canon’s Vixia HF G30 ($1,700) offers a 20x advanced zoom lens and a larger CMOS image sensor.


Melville, N.Y. — Canon USA unveiled Wednesday a new flagship advanced enthusiast-level camcorder featuring a 20x f/1.8 Canon HD video lens, MP4 recording, and built-in Wi-Fi capability with dual-band wireless support: the Canon Vixia HF G30.

It will ship in June at a $1,700 suggested retail.  

The 26.8mm-536mm (35mm equivalent) lens was is based on Canon’s professional-level Hi-UD (Hi Index Ultra Low Dispersion) technology to reduce chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range.

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Tamron Kicks Off Travel Exhibit Contest

Tamron Kicks Off Travel Exhibit Contest

By Greg Tarr On Apr 1 2013 - 3:35pm




Commack, N.Y., - Tamron USA Monday kicked off its Third Annual "My Travel Exhibit" photo contest, for Tamron USA lens users.

Entrants are asked to create a 3D virtual exhibit showcasing 8-14 of their best images in a travel theme on Tamron's unique photo sharing exhibit site, MyPhotoExhibits.com.

Professional photographer Kevin Gilligan will judge the contest and choose the winning exhibit based on overall image quality and originality of the collection, Tamron said.

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Canon Intros 2 New DSLRs, PowerShot

Canon Intros 2 New DSLRs, PowerShot

By Greg Tarr On Mar 21 2013 - 3:53pm

Canon’s new EOS Rebel DSLR flagship T5i ($750 suggested, body only) features an
Canon’s new EOS Rebel DSLR flagship T5i ($750 suggested, body only) features an 18-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 5 image processor.


Melville, N.Y. – Canon unveiled Thursday a pair of DSLRs and a new advanced PowerShot point-and-shoot with integrated Wi-Fi connectivity.

The camera models include the new flagship of the consumer EOS Rebel DSLR line, model T5i; the Canon SL1, a compact entry-level DSLR; and the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS.

The Canon EOS Rebel DSLR flagship T5i features an 18-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 5 image processor.

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Olympus Kicks Off Camera Sweepstakes

Olympus Kicks Off Camera Sweepstakes

By Greg Tarr On Mar 14 2013 - 4:11pm




Center Valley, Pa. — Olympus launched a sweepstakes promotion on Thursday tied to its sponsorship of the World Ski & Snowboard Festival in Whistler, British Columbia.

The contest will award a four-day ski trip for two to Whistler Village at the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa.

The Road to Whistler sweepstakes grand-prize winner will receive the April 12-15 trip and new Olympus OM-D E-M5 and Tough TG-2 cameras.

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Canon Sets ‘Live Learning’ Workshop Dates

Canon Sets ‘Live Learning’ Workshop Dates

By Greg Tarr On Mar 14 2013 - 2:47pm




Melville, N.Y. — Canon USA revealed Thursday the 2013 Canon Live Learning (CLL) workshops and programs schedule.

The four-year-old on-site education program is aimed at advanced imaging enthusiasts and professionals with seminars on photography and filmmaking using Canon imaging and printing products.

Programs include the EOS Immersion Seminars, EOS Destination Workshops, and Canon Professional Development Seminars and Workshops.

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Leica Opens Miami Retail Outlet

Leica Opens Miami Retail Outlet

By Greg Tarr On Mar 6 2013 - 3:28pm




Coral Gables, Fla. — High-performance German camera maker Leica said Wednesday it recently opened a new Miami-area store at 372 Miracle Mile, in the heart of the shopping district, here.

 Called the Leica Store Miami, the modern Euro-style venue features the full Leica photography and sport optics product portfolio. It first opened to the public Feb. 25, and will celebrate an official grand opening on March 21, followed by a series of educational workshops and lectures on March 22 and 23.

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Everpix Cloud Photo Service Reveals Update

Everpix Cloud Photo Service Reveals Update

By Greg Tarr On Mar 5 2013 - 1:44pm

Everpix’s iOS app lets users search through a vast archive of stored images in t
Everpix’s iOS app lets users search through a vast archive of stored images in the Cloud by storing images in the way users best remember them.


San Francisco — Photographers who like to view vast libraries of images on devices ranging from smartphones and computers to smart TVs may be interested in a new upgrade unveiled Tuesday by Everpix.

The company announced its Everpix iOS 1.5 upgrade with a new Explore feature that uses metadata to automatically sort collections into themed categories, including pets, city, people and more, for fast and easy retrieval on the fly.

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Sony Unveils 5 Digital Camera Models

Sony Unveils 5 Digital Camera Models

By Greg Tarr On Feb 25 2013 - 11:38am

Sony’s A58 ($600 suggested retail) DSLR brings a new 20.1-megapixel Exmor APS-C
Sony’s A58 ($600 suggested retail) DSLR brings a new 20.1-megapixel Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor, OLED Tru-Finder and 2.7-inch tilting LCD to a more affordable price point.


San Diego – Sony introduced in the U.S. Monday three Cyber-shot point-and-shoot cameras using advanced image-sensor technology, and new additions to the Alpha DSLR and NEX mirrorless compact system camera family.

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Nikon Signs Microsoft IP Licensing Agreement

Nikon Signs Microsoft IP Licensing Agreement

By Greg Tarr On Feb 22 2013 - 11:40am

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Redmond, Wash. — Microsoft and Nikon have entered a patent licensing agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for certain Nikon cameras running the Android platform.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but Microsoft said it will receive royalties from Nikon.

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