Latest News in Photography, 06/20/08

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NIKON RELEASES THE NEW CAPTURE NX2

MELVILLE, N.Y. (June 20, 2008) –Nikon Capture NX 2 image editing software is now available for purchase at authorized Nikon dealers and through the Nikon Mall online store. The latest generation of Capture NX provides photography enthusiasts with a suite of powerful tools operated by simple yet visually intuitive controls to streamline the photo editing process. Capture NX 2 utilizes revolutionary U Point® technology to give photographers access to powerful Control Points that enhance color, exposure, and other image quality settings quickly and easily.

Capture NX 2 offers users a wealth of new technologies focused on photographers, including the innovative new Selection Control Point that places a commanding suite of image editing tools at the user’s fingertips to simplify and accelerate the image editing experience. Additionally, Capture NX 2 adds an advanced Auto Retouch Brush for seamless retouching, an improved yet simple user interface, updated menus, browser functionality and an increase in performance. Read the full release here.

THE CANON PROFESSIONAL NETWORK MASTERCLASS

The Canon Professional Network is sharing video tutorials by professionals for professionals, which they call the Masterclass. Their first series of videos “concentrate on getting to know your camera better, understanding the technology and discovering how to get the best from your equipment.” There’s also a video on lens cleaning.

SONY ANNOUNCES HVL-F58AM FLASH FOR THE ALPHA DSLR SERIES

SAN DIEGO, Jun. 19, 2008 – Sony is expanding its a (alpha) system of accessories to include the new HVL-F58AM flash unit with exceptional features for versatile and flexible external lighting control. This new flash features a new and innovative Quick Shift Bounce system. It offers more creative ways to achieve lighting, flash and bounce angles you may not have been able to experience before.

The flash head can pivot 90 degrees left and right on a horizontal axis in addition to the conventional up and down vertical adjustment. With this system, the camera and flash unit can keep the same orientation regardless of portrait or landscape shooting. This gives a higher degree of flexibility when arranging the direction of light. Read the full release here.

FUJIFILM LAUNCHES THE FASTEST CF CARD TO DATE

18 June 2008: Fujifilm UK Ltd has announced the launch of a new 310x version of its CompactFlashTM card. The Fujifilm Professional UDMA enabled 310x CompactFlashTM card offers the fastest sustained write speed of any memory card available today. Using a specially designed controller and the latest SLC flash memory chips, the Fujifilm 310x CompactFlashTM card is available in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities.

This memory card provides support for the latest generation of UDMA compatible digital SLRs and professional video cameras. With a staggering sustained write speed of 46.5MB/sec, the Fujifilm 310x CompactFlashTM card will cope with every picture a professional photographer could ever want to take and more.

*Correct at time of going to print and based on Fujifilm test matrix data.

Availability & pricing: The Fujifilm 310x CompactFlashTM card is available from UK retailers end of July 2008.

Pricing is as follows:
• 310x CompactFlashTM card 4GB – SRP £49.99
• 310x CompactFlashTM card 8GB – SRP £119.99
• 310x CompactFlashTM card 16GB – SRP £209.99

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