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April 2012 News  
Nori SquareBounce collapsible reflector uses umbrella design
A new collapsible reflector called the Nori SquareBounce works like an umbrella -- one that unfolds to a flat, square reflecting surface. The umbrella shaft allows the reflector to be held, maneuvered, and mounted to light stands in different ways than a traditional oval collapsible reflector that folds into a disc shape.
April 30, 2012 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC highlights week in sports images
MSNBC features a fine selection for the Week in Sports Pictures.
April 30, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Comparing detail and moire in the Nikon D800 and D800E
The stars aligned recently to compare the still photo capabilities of the D800 and D800E, Nikon's 36.15 million image pixel digital twins, to see if the latter model was capable of producing noticeably sharper pictures with noticeably more pronounced moire and other colour artifacts. Here's what we found.
April 30, 2012 | FULL STORY 
645 Pro camera app for iPhone released
A recently released camera app for the iPhone, called 645 Pro, includes a number of features aimed at advanced photographers, including the ability to capture TIFF images (without any prior JPEG processing stage), a live histogram, real-time shutter speed and aperture readouts, and more.
April 30, 2012 | FULL STORY 
The Atlantic features remarkable images from NYC archives
The Atlantic features Historic Photos from the NYC Municipal Archives, a remarkable collection of black-and-while images from an earlier time.
April 30, 2012 | FULL STORY 
London 2012: Internet access pre-order deadline is April 30
If you're a photographer covering the upcoming Olympics or Paralympics in London, here are a few things you'll want to know in advance of your trip to the UK capital, from Bob Martin, Photo Chief for London 2012. In this second guest article, Martin stresses that if you want to avoid long lineups to order Internet access when you get to London, the pre-order deadline is April 30. He also gives a rundown of key opportunities to present London as a backdrop in your photographs, and provides other tips of interest to shooters arriving in the UK capital in less than three months.
April 28, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Sony photography awards announced
The 2012 Sony World Photography Awards in various categories were announced in London recently.
April 27, 2012 | FULL STORY 
LightBox features weekly gallery
TIME LightBox features Pictures of the Week: April 20 - April 27.
April 27, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Reuters gallery views expanse of the earth
Reuters highlights an interesting collection of images in a slideshow called Expanse of the Earth.
April 27, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Imaging Resource: Camera outputs descriptions in place of photos
Imaging Resource has a brief write-up on the "Descriptive Camera", a camera created by an NYU student. When you compose a picture and press the shutter release, the camera prints out a written description of your subject, rather than a photo.
April 27, 2012 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC weekly gallery posted
MSNBC features another fine gallery for the Week in Pictures.
April 27, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Adobe posts second release candidate of Photoshop Lightroom 4.1
Adobe has posted a second release candidate of Photoshop Lightroom 4.1. Changes since the first release candidate of the company's pro photo management software include conversion support for RAW files captured with the Canon EOS 60Da and Nikon D3200 plus a variety of fixes related to photo import, the Clarity filter, fonts, book making and more.
April 26, 2012 | FULL STORY 
M.I.C. releases 4-in-1 card reader for iOS 5.1 on iPad
M.I.C. has released a 4-in-1 card reader for the iPad, which accepts CompactFlash, SD, and MicroSD cards, as well as providing a USB port for direct connection of your camera. The reader includes updates to support iOS 5.1 on the iPad 3 and retains compatibility with the iPad 2 and the original iPad.
April 26, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Think Tank Photo unveils four-wheeled Airport 4-Sight roller
Think Tank Photo has unveiled the Airport 4-Sight, the company's first roller bag to feature four wheels for multi-directional rolling and an upward rolling position that's meant to reduce arm strain. The Airport 4-Sight meets both the larger U.S. and smaller international carry-on size regulations, will accept two EOS-1D X or D4-size bodies plus several lenses and accessories and is to ship in May.
April 25, 2012 | FULL STORY 
NYT LENS: features top-notch underwater photography
LENS, The New York Times photo blog features a nice gallery and story on David Doubilet's underwater photography.
April 25, 2012 | FULL STORY 
WSJ highlights pictures of the day
Photo Journal from The Wall Street Journal features an interesting gallery in Photos of the Day: April 24.
April 25, 2012 | FULL STORY 
David Doubilet images and thoughts on digital at NYT Lens Blog
The New York Times Lens blog today features a slideshow of amazing images by underwater photography master David Doubilet. The post includes some brief comments by Doubilet on the advantages of shooting digital underwater.
April 25, 2012 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC features week in sports
MSNBC features a gallery of interesting selections in the Week in Sports Pictures.
April 25, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Photojournalism and the iPhone, Hipstamatic, and Instagram
Several recent articles take on the topic of how photojournalism is, or may be, changing as a result of new technologies and practices exemplified by the iPhone, Hipstamatic, and Instagram. Among the photographers whose work with iPhones and apps is discussed are Damon Winter, David Hume Kennerly, Joachim Ladefoged, and more.
April 24, 2012 | FULL STORY 
30 videos available on Adobe Photoshop CS6
Adobe Photoshop Product Manager John Nack notes that the company has posted about 30 videos of varying lengths illustrating the features and capabilities of Photoshop CS6, which is scheduled to ship in the next 30 days. All the videos are available on YouTube.
April 24, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Hasselblad, Bron merge U.S. operations
Hasselblad USA and Bron Imaging Group have announced they will be combining operations in the U.S. market. The new firm, to be called Hasselblad Bron, "will be a single entity providing support for all of the brands of the combined company," says a press release. The merger affects only their organizations in the U.S. and not parent firms in Europe.
April 24, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Nikon issues recall of some EN-EL15 batteries (updated)
Nikon has published an advisory that certain series of EN-EL15 batteries, which power the D800, D800E, D7000 and Nikon 1 V1 cameras, are at risk of overheating and will be replaced at no charge by the company.
April 24, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Nikon Capture NX2 updated to v2.3.2
Capture NX2 v2.3.2, Nikon's RAW conversion and image editing software, adds support for NEFs captured with the D3200. It also fixes a crashing bug related to the Auto Distortion Control setting in the Windows version, and an image corruption problem that could stem from using the Unsharp Mask filter in the Mac version.
April 24, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Camera Bits posts Photo Mechanic 4.6.9 public beta 2
Camera Bits has posted the second public beta of the next release of its pro photo browser Photo Mechanic. Version 4.6.9 public beta 2 improves support for photos taken with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, fixes a handful of bugs and more. Once out of beta, v4.6.9 is expected to be the last v4.x iteration of Photo Mechanic before the company ushers in Photo Mechanic 5.
April 24, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Nikon D3200 support added to NEF Codec for Windows
Nikon has updated its NEF Codec for Windows to v1.14.0. The only stated change is the addition of support for RAW files shot with the upcoming D3200 digital SLR.
April 24, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Canon updates EOS 5D Mark III metering error advisory
Canon EOS 5D Mark III bodies from a specific serial number series can exhibit a metering error when the LCD panel is illuminated in dark environments, says Canon in an updated product advisory regarding the so-called "light leak" problem afflicting their newest digital SLR. In the U.S., and probably other regions and countries too, Canon will begin inspecting and presumably repairing affected units in the middle of May.
April 24, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Canon posts firmware v1.1.2 for Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Firmware v1.1.2 for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III adds support for GPS Receiver GP-E2 and fixes errors related to HDR capture, Auto Power Off and more.
April 24, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Photoshop CS6 to ship within 30 days, says Adobe
Adobe has announced that Photoshop CS6, both the standard and Extended versions, will ship in the next 30 days, along with the rest of the Creative Suite 6 applications and the company's new Creative Cloud service.
April 23, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Pentax USA President explains unilateral pricing (also used by Nikon USA and others)
In response to some complaints and confusion among Pentax users in the U.S., the President of Pentax Ricoh USA, Ned Bunnell, has posted an explanation of the company's new "unilateral" pricing policy in the U.S., which forbids discounting by retailers. The post has interest beyond Pentax: last year, Nikon USA also began a unilateral pricing policy and others, including reportedly Sony, have unilateral pricing, as well.
April 20, 2012 | FULL STORY 
National Geographic pair worth a look
Two galleries from the latest edition of National Geographic caught our eye: Iceland's Resilient Beauty and Surrounded, the race to save the koala.
April 20, 2012 | FULL STORY 
There's overloaded and there's overloaded
Like the first image in this week's gallery, MSNBC is always overloaded with good selections for the Week in Pictures.
April 20, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Snapseed Mobile 1.4 released
Nik has released Snapseed Mobile 1.4, an update to the company's iOS image editor. The update improves compatibility with the iPad 3 and iOS 5.1 and includes the ability to open images directly into Instagram, as well as enhancements to certain image effect filters.
April 19, 2012 | FULL STORY 
The Frame features daily life
The Frame from The Sacramento Bee features Scenes of daily life in April around the globe.
April 19, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Nikon to release AF-S 28mm f/1.8G in May
The latest addition to the Nikkor lens line is the AF-S 28mm f/1.8G, an FX Format wide angle with a Silent Wave autofocus motor, seven-blade aperture diaphragm, a minimum aperture of f/16 and a close focus distance 9.8in/25cm.
April 19, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Nikon announces D3200, WU-1a wireless accessory
Nikon has unveiled the D3200, an entry-level digital SLR featuring a 24.06 million image pixel DX Format sensor, top ISO of 12,800, 4fps continuous shooting, video capture at up to 1080p/30fps or 720p/60fps and compatibility with Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a, a new Wi-Fi accessory.
April 19, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Think Tank Photo preparing Retrospective 7 shoulder bag for May release
Think Tank Photo will next month release a new model in its Retrospective retro-styled shoulder bag series, plus it and all other Retrospective bags will be available in a new Blue Slate colour too (in addition to black and Pinestone). The upcoming Retrospective 7 is sized to fit an Apple iPad or MacBook Air 11-inch comfortably in a zippered rear slot, leaving the main compartment and front pouch free for a camera, lens and other accessories.
April 18, 2012 | FULL STORY 
NERO sound/laser/lightning trigger for cameras & flashes recently released
A lineup of camera and flash triggering devices, called NERO, recently became available via a web store. Currently, the lineup comprises a multi-trigger that will fire a camera or flash based on sound, laser, or lightning input and a second, less expensive trigger that works with lightning only. Configurations are available for most Canon and Nikon DSLR models.
April 18, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Corel releases service pack for AfterShot Pro
Corel has released an update to AfterShot Pro, which brings the raw conversion/photo workflow software to v1.0.1. The update adds improved highlight recovery, new editing effect plugins, and raw file support for 20 new cameras, including the Nikon D800/D800E, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and PowerShot G1 X, and the Olympus OM-D E-M5, among others.
April 18, 2012 | FULL STORY 
ColorEyes Display Pro for Mac adds new instrument support
ColorEyes Display Pro, superb software for calibrating and profiling monitors, has been updated to v1.6. Changes in the paid-for update include support for the Eye-One Display Pro, ColorMunki and Spyder4 colorimeters plus DDC communication to an expanded list of monitor models, such as those in NEC's PA line. Only the Mac version has been updated at this time; to upgrade from an earlier version is US$49.
April 18, 2012 | FULL STORY 
ShutterSnitch 2.3 released
ShutterSnitch 2.3 for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, our favourite app for receiving pictures from a wireless camera, adds several refinements including the ability to import multiple pictures at once from the device's Photos library, an option to set the pixel dimensions of the full-screen cache photo, a Backpack Mode that enables the app to continue to receive pictures for extended periods even when the screen is off, new geolocation features and more.
April 17, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Space Shuttle's final flight documented
The Atlantic features an interesting gallery on the Space Shuttle Discovery's Final Flight.
April 17, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Hasselblad releases Phocus 2.6.6 (Mac) & Phocus Mobile 2.0
Hasselblad has released Phocus 2.6.6 (for Mac only) and Phocus Mobile 2.0, updates to the company's raw conversion software and companion wireless camera control and image display app for iOS devices. These updates allow any number of iOS devices running Phocus Mobile 2.0 to connect to a computer running Phocus 2.6.6, allowing, for example, multiple iPads to simultaneously display images as they are captured by a tethered Hasselblad camera.
April 17, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Globe posts collection of images on environment
The Big Picture from The Boston Globe features an interesting collection of images from Earth Day 2012.
April 17, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Canon releases DPP with EOS 5D Mark III RAW processing fix
Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 3.11.26 for Mac and Windows corrects a bug in the previous release that resulted in slightly blurry conversions from EOS 5D Mark III RAW files. It also adds support for the EOS-1D X and several recently-announced lenses, plus implements other feature additions and fixes.
April 17, 2012 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC selects week in sports images
Again, MSNBC editors have selected a fine gallery for the Week in Sports Pictures.
April 16, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Reuters features tornado gallery
Reuters features Tornadoes hit Plains states, a gallery of images on the most recent tornadoes and the resulting destruction.
April 16, 2012 | FULL STORY 
How a pixel is like a glass of beer
Image Sensors World has a fun post highlighting a paper (in English) by German image sensor scientist Joachim Linkemann of Basler AG (a maker of industrial and medical cameras) in which Dr. Linkemann illustrates basic concepts of image sensor pixel science using a glass of beer.
April 16, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Lighting support gear maker, Kupo Grip, expands U.S. product offerings
Kupo Grip, a Taiwanese/Chinese manufacturer of lighting support and grip gear, has added 88 products to its U.S. catalog, which includes a wide variety of light stands, clamps, booms, and other lighting and studio gadgetry for both still and video shooters.
April 16, 2012 | FULL STORY 
PhotoShelter to stage Luminance 2012 photography conference this September in New York
PhotoShelter, the photography marketing, sales and portfolio service, will stage a new photography conference later this year in New York. Luminance 2012 will "explore the intersection of business, technology, culture, and photography," says a press release, and will feature short talks by a long list of industry people from 20x200, Adobe, The Atlantic, Blurb, Getty, Google, Lytro, TinEye, Tumblr and more. The event will also include presentations and/or workshops by photographers Zack Arias, Barbara Davidson, Corey Rich, Robert Seale and Peter Yang.
April 16, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Canon EOS 5D Mark III shipments halted in Canada
Canon Canada has begun informing dealers that shipments of the EOS 5D Mark III have been suspended while the company sorts out a solution to a metering error problem that can occur in dark environments when the top LCD backlighting is switched on. While Canon Canada's shipping-stoppage notice applies to the Canadian market only, it's likely that Canon in other regions and countries will also be holding back the new digital SLR while a fix is developed.
April 16, 2012 | FULL STORY 
TIME highlights best images of the week
TIME LightBox features Pictures of the Week: April 6 - April 13.
April 14, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Compelling images mark 20 years after war
The Atlantic features a large gallery of compelling images marking 20 Years Since The Bosnian War.
April 14, 2012 | FULL STORY 
PDN: Three wedding pros tell how they gained commercial clients
PDNOnline has published a series of three articles on wedding photographers who've successfully added commercial clients to their customer lists. All three photographers talk about the methods they used to successfully market themselves beyond their wedding niche.
April 13, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Canon issues EOS 5D Mark III metering error advisory
A metering error can occur when the EOS 5D Mark III's LCD panel is illuminated in dark environments, says Canon USA in an advisory on its website. The advisory notes that a fix is being developed, though the details have yet to be finalized.
April 13, 2012 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC selects best of week
MSNBC features the Week in Pictures, a selection of the best images from around the globe.
April 13, 2012 | FULL STORY 
The Atlantic features Nenets and their reindeer
The Atlantic features The Nenets of Siberia, a fine gallery of images about a threatened way of life by photographer Steve Morgan.
April 12, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Gallery shows the colour of spring
MSNBC features Spring is in the air, a colourful gallery of spring images from around the world.
April 12, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM now expected in early July
Announced in February and originally slated for delivery in June, the Canon EF-24-70mm f/2.8L II USM will now ship in early July, says Canon USA in a notice today.
April 12, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Canon EOS-1D X ship date slips to middle of June
The ship date for the EOS-1D X has slipped to the middle of June, Canon USA announced this morning. The camera had been pegged for delivery later this month. The new mid-June ship date applies to the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E6A and GPS Receiver GP-E1 accessories as well.
April 12, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Canon announces EOS-1D C 4K video SLR
Canon's EOS-1D C, announced today and slated to ship sometime later this year for about US$15,000 in the U.S., combines the body and still image features of the EOS-1D X with the ability to record up to 4K (4096 x 2160 pixels) video at 24fps, as well as 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels) at up to 60fps.
April 12, 2012 | FULL STORY 
X-Rite posts i1Profiler 1.3.1
X-Rite has posted iProfiler 1.3.1, an update of its colour management software for Mac and Windows. Changes in both this release and v1.3.0 include support for the new i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer, the ability to change the white point in printer profiles, new photo paper sizes and more, plus bug fixes.
April 12, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Nikon D7000 disassembled (Update: Canon EOS 5D Mk III, too)
Roger Cicala of Lensrentals.com has posted an article describing his disassembly of a Nikon D7000. Amply illustrated with pictures, the post gives a good idea of the internal complexity of a modern DSLR. (Update:) Cicala has also now partially disassembled a nearly new Canon EOS 5D Mark III and notes several high-quality design and construction refinements.
April 11, 2012 | FULL STORY 
X-Rite announces i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer
X-Rite has unveiled the i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer, a new version of its well-regarded i1Pro colour measurement device. The i1Pro 2 is the centrepiece of three new X-Rite packages: i1Basic Pro 2, i1Photo Pro 2 and i1Publish Pro 2, also announced today, which feature an updated release of i1Profiler software, v1.3.
April 11, 2012 | FULL STORY 
SI features Leading Off
Sports Illustrated features a fine selection of sports images in Leading Off: Pictures of the Week.
April 10, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Daily life in North Korea documented
The Frame from The Sacramento Bee features an interesting gallery of images from a photo exhibition documenting daily life in North Korea.
April 10, 2012 | FULL STORY 
National Magazine Awards photography finalists announced
The U.S. National Magazine Awards has announced 2012 finalists for its photography categories. The blog, A Photo Editor, has published a post with links to online galleries and slideshows of the short-listed entries.
April 9, 2012 | FULL STORY 
NYT LENS: hockey photographer talks net gain
LENS, The New York Times photo blog features a nice gallery and story about Times' photographer Barton Silverman who also worked as the New York Rangers' hockey team photographer for about 10 years.
April 9, 2012 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC selects best weekly images
MSNBC features The Week in Pictures: March 29 - April 5.
April 9, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Eizo to show prototype of 36-inch, 4096 x 2160 pixel LCD monitor
Eizo will be demonstrating a new 36-inch, 4K (4096 x 2160) pixel LED backlight LCD display at the 2012 National Association of Broadcasters trade show.
April 9, 2012 | FULL STORY 
What still photographers need to add video to their businesses
PDNOnline has published a post listing thirteen important products a professional still photographer needs in order to be able to add video to their list of services. The list begins with obvious items such as cameras and lenses but also explains why you need a light meter, neutral density filters, and more.
April 6, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Photographer given rare access to Miami Heat locker room
Through ESPN the Magazine, photographer Chip Litherland was given inside-the-locker-room access as part of an assignment involving many photographers asked to show fans what they normally would never see in NBA game coverage.
April 6, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Think Tank Photo to ship gel, SD card and battery holders next month
Think Tank Photo will soon release new wallet-style carriers for SD memory cards, flash gels and digital SLR batteries. SD Pixel Pocket Rocket will hold nine SD cards, Strobe Gel Wallet has five slots sized to take Rosco Strobist Collection gels (or any slim gel that's about 3.25 x 1.5 inches) and DSLR Battery Holder 2 and DSLR Battery Holder 4 will accept two or four digital SLR batteries, respectively.
April 5, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Canon Canada sets CPS price for EOS-1D X
Canon Canada this week has set the price that Canadian Canon Professional Services (CPS) members will pay for the upcoming EOS-1D X. The CPS discount brings the cost of the new digital SLR down significantly from the expected non-member street price of CDN$6999.99.
April 5, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Military POY results in Combat Camera gallery
Foreign Policy features Combat Camera, a galley of images from the 2011 Military Photographer of the Year competition.
April 5, 2012 | FULL STORY 
How an iconic image was made
Photo Journal from The Wall Street Journal features Putting on the Ritts, an account by Herb Ritts' assistant of how the iconic image of model Christy Turlington was made.
April 5, 2012 | FULL STORY 
A small paper features big-time photography
Wired.com has published a short profile of The Dubois County Herald, a family-run newspaper in Indiana with a notable history of feature photography. The small paper took third place in the Editing Portfolio category of this year's Pictures of the Year International competition.
April 5, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Canon update of DPP to correct soft 5D Mark III RAW conversions
Canon is developing an update for its Digital Photo Professional (DPP) software that will correct the somewhat-blurry RAW conversions it produces from EOS 5D Mark III CR2 files. The affected version is DPP 3.11.10; a free update is expected around the middle of this month.
April 5, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Photographer talks about tornado image
TIME LightBox features Parrish Ruiz de Velasco's story of his Texas tornado picture which made front pages of newspapers around the world.
April 4, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Kirk Tuck on his new book about LED lighting
The Online Photographer has posted an article by photographer and author Kirk Tuck who talks about his new book on using LED light panels, called LED Lighting. The post includes an overview of the book and several example photographs lit with LED panels.
April 4, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Life on the Titanic documented
TIME LightBox features 100 Years Later: A Snapshot of Life on the Titanic, the photos from Father Francis Brown who traveled from Southampton, England to Cobh, Ireland, the first part of the ill-fated transatlantic journey.
April 4, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Tenba announces Roadie II Hybrid roller/backpack
Tenba has announced the Roadie II Hybrid, a carry-on compliant rolling camera case than can be converted into a backpack. The idea is that the case can be rolled where possible, but on terrain unfriendly to wheels, such as sand, mud, or steep trails, it can be used as a backpack.
April 4, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Reuters selects best of March
Reuters' Full Focus features the best Images of March, a large-image gallery.
April 4, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Canon posts EOS-1D X AF Setting Guidebook
Canon USA recently posted a detailed guide to the configuration and use of the 61-point AF system in its upcoming flagship digital SLR. The EOS-1D X AF Setting Guidebook, a 48-page PDF, should be of equal interest to EOS 5D Mark III shooters, given that the two models have an almost-identical set of autofocus features.
April 3, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Getting ready for London 2012
If you're a photographer covering the upcoming Olympics or Paralympics in London, here are a few things you'll want to know in advance of your trip to the UK capital, from Bob Martin, Photo Chief for London 2012. This is the first of several guest articles we'll be publishing by Martin leading up to the start of the Olympics on July 27.
April 3, 2012 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC selects week in sports pictures
MSNBC features a good selection of images for its the Week in Sports Pictures.
April 3, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Canon announces EOS 60Da digital SLR for astrophotography
Canon has unveiled the EOS 60Da, a variant of the company's upper entry level EOS 60D that's designed specifically for astrophotography. The 60Da is built around the same image sensor as the 60D, but it has been reworked for enhanced transmission of a specific wavelength of red light - 656 nanometers - within the visible spectrum. Like 2005's EOS 20Da, this will make the new model well-suited to capturing photos of hydrogen-rich reddish diffuse nebulae.
April 3, 2012 | FULL STORY 
RISC, free first aid training for conflict journalists launched
The writer Sebastian Junger has formed an organization called Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues, or RISC, to teach conflict photographers and other journalists the basics of combat first aid in free three-day seminars. Junger started RISC in the wake of the death of photojournalist Tim Hetherington, whose shrapnel wound in Libya last year may not have been fatal if those around him had known how to treat it.
April 2, 2012 | FULL STORY 
PocketWizard announces US$25 rebate on MiniTT1 & FlexTT5
PocketWizard has announced a $25 rebate for U.S customers only on its MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radio wireless TTL flash controllers for Canon and Nikon. The rebate runs through May 31, 2012.
April 2, 2012 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC selects best of week
MSNBC editors always do a fine job with the selections for The Week in Pictures.
April 2, 2012 | FULL STORY 
LA Times: best of the week highlighted
The Los Angeles Times features a fine selection of images in The Week in Pictures: March 26 - April 1, 2012.
April 2, 2012 | FULL STORY 
  XQD, Ethernet and the Nikon D4 (View)
  LPA Design announces PocketWizard Plus III transceiver (View)
  Announced: Nikon D800 with 36.15 million image pixel sensor (View)
  Review: Delock Card Reader FireWire B (Nr. 91694) (View)
  Review: Lexar 1000X blazes to 129MB/s read speed, best-in-class write speeds (View)
  Q&A with Nikon D4 engineer Toshiaki Akagi (View)
  Larger sensor at the heart of 14.20 million image pixel Canon Powershot G1 X (View)
  Nikon announces 16.16 million image pixel, 10fps D4 digital SLR (View)
  First Look: Nikon Mount Adapter FT1 (View)
  Review: Nikon Speedlight SB-910 (View)
  Feature: Stephen Mallon shoots a bridge's journey (View)
  Feature: Wildlife shooter Scott Linstead captures slices of time (View)
  Tip: Alternate mounting options for the Vagabond Mini Lithium (View)
  Review: Nikon's J1 and V1 cameras and 1 Nikkor lenses (View)
  Canon announces 17.92 million image pixel EOS-1D X (View)
  Feature: William B. Plowman goes underground (View)
  Feature: Joel Hawksley starts a photography career (View)
  Review: the Apple iMac 21.5-inch (View)
  Feature: impressions of the Apple iPad 2 (View)
  Review: M.I.C. CF Card Reader for iPad and iPad 2 (View)
  Feature: the quiet, lovely photographs of Joseph O. Holmes (View)
  Photosmith iPad app now available (View)
  Eye-Fi Direct Mode for X2 SDHC cards rolling out today (update 2) (View)
  Feature: Carl de Souza self-assignment produces remarkable steel mill photos (View)
  Feature: Robert Seale on photographing Evan Longoria for Sports Illustrated (View)
  Feature: Crisp light, great moments typify the wedding photography of Cliff Mautner (View)
  Review: Vagabond Mini Lithium portable power pack (View)
  Review: blueSLR remote trigger and geolocation system for Nikon (View)
  Patent infringment suit filed on eve of 344MHz Phottix Atlas production (updated) (View)
  Dynalite revamps power pack lineup, releases high performance 1600ws pack (View)
  Review: the Nikon Speedlight SB-700 (updated) (View)
  A first look at ShutterSnitch 2.0 for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch (View)
  PocketWizard MiniTT1, FlexTT5 for Nikon head to dealers (View)
  Photokina 2010: Beyond the cameras, part 2 (View)
  Photokina 2010: Beyond the cameras, part 1 (View)
  Wireless photography with an iPad and ShutterSnitch (View)
  Canon Expo 2010 kicks off in New York (View)
  Fighter jet crash "one of the most unforgettable moments," says photographer (View)
  Stopping action with the Paul C. Buff Einstein 640 monolight (View)
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