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November 2018 Editor’s Note: Marketing Will Make a Difference

There are a lot of positive numbers lining up to make this a record-breaking year for the imaging industry. Those numbers should be complemented...
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Entry-Level Interchangeable-Lens Cameras for Emerging Enthusiasts

Traditionally, the term “entry-level cameras” was used to describe stripped-down models built to a price point. However, that definition no longer applies. That’s because...
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Macro Lenses for Exquisite Close-ups and Beyond

Macro lenses don’t just allow photographers to capture exquisite close-ups. They’re also superbly corrected lenses that can be pressed into service for shooting crisp,...
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Printing Press: Marking Time & Memories with Personalized Photo Calendars

In this age of smartphones and electronic organizers, is there still a market for old-fashioned photo calendars? Based on the number of themed wall...
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Printing Press: Instant Picture Photography

Instant picture cameras combine the instant gratification of digital photography with an old-fashioned physical print in the hand. The result spells F U N....
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Printing Press: What’s Happening November 2018

The November 2018 edition of What’s Happening covers a new minilab printer from Epson as well as perforated media for DNP dye-sub printers. In...
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Frederik Schindler: #RealCamerasRock

This month’s featured photographer is Frederik Schindler. “I’m a Berlin-based filmmaker and photographer,” says Schindler. “My work is focused on outdoor, travel and lifestyle. It’s...
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Selective Focus: 2019—The Year of the Lens

Judging from the lens introductions at photokina, and those already in the pipeline, consumers have some tough, though plentiful, choices to make when it...
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Giving Back: Florida Artist Becomes Pro Bono Pet Photographer & Rescue Owner

Quite by serendipity, Tampa Bay, Floridian Laurie Elmer became a professional pet photographer some 13 years ago. A creative artist her whole life, she...
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Strategy Session: Forever Connected Yearbooks

We’ve all been through the high school yearbook phase of our lives. Geeky portraits signed by some people you never even spoke with, wishing...
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Retail Intelligence: The One Thing to Consider When Inventing a Winning Business Idea

Every transformational and successful business starts with a winning business idea. That’s also true for businesses that reinvent themselves. But it’s not easy to...
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PRO Group Holds 60th Anniversary Convention

Does the imaging industry have a leading economic indicator? Reports from the 60th Anniversary Convention of the PRO Group may be a reliable signal...
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New Slate of Officers Elected at PRO’s 60th Anniversary Convention

Fairfield, CT—The PRO Group, a cooperative of photo specialty stores, held its 60th Anniversary Convention and also Trade Show, October 1-4, 2018. The event...
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Annenberg Space for Photography Names Director

Los Angeles, CA—The Annenberg Space for Photography named arts veteran Katie Hollander as its new director. Hollander has served as the interim director since November...
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Canon RF-Mount Lenses for Full-Frame Mirrorless EOS R

Melville, NY—Canon introduced four RF-mount lenses as part of its EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera system. The lenses feature Canon’s RF mount, which has...
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Nikkor Z Lenses & Adapter for Nikon Full-Frame Mirrorless Z System

Melville, NY—Nikon released three Nikkor Z lenses for the next-generation Nikon Z-mount system’s full-frame (Nikon FX format) mirrorless cameras. Adopting a larger-diameter mount, the...
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Fujifilm GFX 50R Rangefinder-Style Medium-Format Mirrorless Camera

Valhalla, NY—Fujifilm North America Corporation introduced its GFX 50R rangefinder-style medium-format mirrorless digital camera. It features a large 51.4MP G-format (43.8x32.9mm) CMOS image sensor...
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2018 Visual 1st Awards Announced

San Francisco, CA—At this year’s just-concluded edition of Visual 1st, a panel of high-powered industry experts presented the four Visual 1st Awards to the...
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PDN PhotoPlus 2018: An Upbeat Vibe as Photo Fans Get Hands On with the...

The 2018 edition of PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo officially opened on October 25th  at the iconic Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on...
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2018 Lucie Technical Awards Winners Unveiled at NYC Gala

New York City, NY—The 4th Annual Lucie Technical Awards ceremony was preceded by a festive cocktail party at the Javits Center. The event was...
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ProMaster Unplugged Speedlight/Monolight Trade-In Program

Fairfield, CT—Made up of six battery-powered radio-triggered monolights, via 2.4GHz radio, the ProMaster Unplugged offers TTL and manual strobes. Moreover, ProMaster is making it...
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Sigma Burbank Showcase Facility to Open in California

Burbank, CA—Sigma Corporation of America, a still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, will open a brand-new West Coast showcase facility...
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Matthews Studio Equipment Strengthens Sales Team

Burbank, CA—Matthews Studio Equipment is moving into their 50th year as a privately owned camera and lighting support manufacturer. To keep up with the...
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New and Improved Tiffen Diopter Filters

Hauppauge, NY—Tiffen Filters expanded its portfolio with new large-format diopter filters. Tiffen Filters is a division of the Tiffen Company, a manufacturer of imaging...
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A Classic Is Back: Kodak Ektachrome Color Reversal Film Now Shipping

Rochester, NY—Eastman Kodak Company and Kodak Alaris announced the availability of the highly anticipated Kodak Ektachrome film line. Kodak Professional Ektachrome E100 film, available...
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Ricoh GR III High-End Compact Camera Revealed

West Caldwell, NJ—Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation announced the development of the Ricoh GR III point-and-shoot camera. It is the latest model in the company’s...
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Facebooks Adds 3D Photos in News Feed and VR

Menlo Park, CA—Facebook’s vast user base can now post 3D photos to their news feed and in VR. The social network already supports 360º...
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L-Mount Alliance Formed by Panasonic, Sigma and Leica

Newark, NJ—Panasonic, Sigma and Leica AG jointly announced a strategic partnership. The L-Mount Alliance is a collaboration to particularly benefit the customers of the...
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Sony Cyber-shot HX99: Smallest Long-Zoom Travel P&S

San Diego, CA—Sony Electronics introduced its Cyber-shot HX99 point-and-shoot camera. The new travel camera boasts a 35mm-equivalent extreme zoom range of 24–720mm. Moreover, Sony says...
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Fujifilm Unveils Never Stop Global Branding Campaign

Valhalla, NY—The president of Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, Kenji Sukeno, unveiled the company’s NEVER STOP global branding campaign. The campaign communicates Fujifilm’s array of business...

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