Archive for May 2013

Nikon Announces New 32mm f/1.2 Nikon 1 Lens

Posted by on Tuesday May 14, 2013 | Uncategorized

Nikon has announced a new addition to the Nikon 1 system, a 32mm f/1.2.  Not only is it the fastest lens in the 1 Nikkor lineup, but it is one of the fastest lenses available for any mirrorless system. The lens is compatible with the entire Nikon 1 system (J1, J2, J3, S1, V1, V2),... More

Olympus Announces PEN E-P5 Micro Four-Thirds Body

Posted by on Friday May 10, 2013 | Uncategorized

Olympus today announced a very retro looking addition to its PEN lineup, the E-P5. While many of us thought the original Olympus PEN E-P1 styling harkened to the company’s half-frame PEN cameras, the E-P5 does it one better. An all metal casing contains a number of upgraded features: 16MP MOS Four Thirds sensor Dual top... More

Upcoming Photo Events, and Current Competition and Award Deadlines

Posted by on Wednesday May 8, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Events, Fine Art, Photojournalism

Awards and Competitions: 2013 Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Award The Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Award for journalism was created in honor of the late VII Photo founder Alexandra Boulat and her father, Pierre. Sponsored by Canon, the award carries an 8,000 Euro prize, and is given to “a professional photographer of any age, sex or... More

Adobe Turns Creative Suite Into Cloud-Based Subscription Software

Posted by on Monday May 6, 2013 | Business

Back in March, a rumor made the rounds that Adobe would move away from selling packaged software, making Creative Suite programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator only available as cloud-based subscription software. The rumors claimed May 1 as the date this this change would happen. While not giving much specific information, Adobe at that time... More

29th Annual ICP Infinity Awards Honors Art, Photo-J, and Photos That Mix Both

Posted by on Thursday May 2, 2013 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

“There is no more meaningful honor than one given by one’s peers,” said photographer David Goldblatt as he accepted the Cornell Capa Lifetime Achievement award last night. Goldblatt’s was the last of the awards given at the 29th Annual International Center of Photography Infinity Awards, an event honoring achievements in photography. The awards presentation, held... More

Rep Confirms Business as Usual For Kodak’s Film Division After Spinoff

Posted by on Wednesday May 1, 2013 | Business

Kodak’s transfer of its Personalized Imaging and Document Imaging businesses—including its photographic film division—to the UK Kodak Pension Plan (KPP) will not affect the production or distribution of photographic film, according to Audrey Jonckheer, Global Communications Director for Kodak’s Personalized Imaging business. Jonckheer says the Personalized Imaging and Document Imaging businesses are gearing up for... More

Samsung Announces NX2000 Mirrorless Body

Posted by on Wednesday May 1, 2013 | Uncategorized

Samsung today announced a new body in its NX mirrorless system, the NX 2000. With five bodies and 12 lenses, the Samsung NX has quietly become one of the larger mirrorless systems on the market today. The NX2000, like many cameras recently, adds  Wi-Fi and NFC (Near Field Communications) with the goal of making camera-smartphone... More