Latest News In Photography, 06/09/08
Written by: Tiffany Joyce
PENTAX ANNOUNCES THE 17-70mm f/4 AL [IF] SDM LENS
GOLDEN, CO. (June 3, 2008)…PENTAX Imaging Company has introduced the smc PENTAX DA 17-70mm f/4
Previously shown in February at PMA 2008, this lens features a 4.1X zoom ratio covering wide-angle to moderate-telephoto ranges, and covers a focal-length range from 26mm wide angle to 107mm telephoto in the 35mm format. When mounted on a compatible* DSLR camera body, the PENTAX-original SDM system driven by a built-in supersonic motor, offers exceptionally smooth, quiet autofocus. Full press release found here.
EPSON RELEASES THE R2880 INKJET PRINTER
The R2880 is Epson’s latest inkjet printer that is geared towards professional and fine-art photographers. This 13″ printer uses the eight-color, pigment-based Ultrachome K3 with Vivid Magenta ink set to produce a wider color gamut for producing brilliant reds, blues and purples. The R2880 also uses Epson’s Radiance technology to ensure smoother color transitions as well as an Advanced Black and White Photo Mode for precision reproduction of mono prints.
It can handle a wide variety of photo paper sizes from 4×6 to 13×19 as well as art boards as thick as 1.3″. Epson also added a feature that lets you print directly to a CD or DVD for professional looking portfolio discs. Read more here.
OLYMPUS RUNS U.S. OPEN SWEEPSTAKES
CENTER VALLEY, Pa., May 14, 2008 – Olympus, sponsor of the US Open and the Olympus US Open Series, announces today its second annual national sweepstakes that will send five winners and their guests on the trip of a lifetime to the 2008 US Open Tennis Championships in Flushing Meadows, New York.
Winners will receive a weekend getaway August 29-31, 2008, which will include hotel, airfare, spending money and two tickets to the Grand Slam tennis tournament. They will also be granted exclusive access to locations normally limited to professional photographers where they can capture the on-court and behind-the-scenes drama.
Registration is open to all Olympus shooters until July 18, 2008 and can be found here.
CANON RELEASES THE NEW SELPHY CP760 AND CP770 PRINTERS
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., May 13, 2008 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging, announces two new additions to its line of compact photo printers: the radical SELPHY CP770 and the exciting ultra-compact CP760 Photo Printers. These sensibly sized photo printers tout a fresh, unique design which simplifies printing for all users and makes it easier to print photos instantly, almost anywhere. Read more here.
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