April 25, 2006
OpenRAW Releases Initial Results of 2006 RAW Survey – Over 19,000 Photographers and Imaging Professionals Provide Data on their Experiences, Preferences, and Concerns regarding RAW Imaging Technology
Will the digital camera you buy tomorrow fairly serve the future of photography? Are todays camera manufacturers making decisions that may adversely affect the preservation of photographic works for future generations? More than 19,000 digital photographers and preservationists from around the world have now weighed in with opinions on RAW imaging technology, a concept that many compare to a “digital negative.”
April 24, 2006
Source: Imaging Resource
Written by Michael R. Tomkins, The Imaging Resource
A press release posted on the Japanese website of Mamiya-OP Co. Ltd. today announces that it is to sell its optical instruments business to another company.
Mamiya-OP was formed in October 1992, after the merger of Mamiya Camera Co. Ltd. with Olympic Co. Ltd., a company that manufactured both electronic equipment and fishing tackle. The newly formed company withdrew from the fishing tackle business in December 2000, and currently sells optical equipment including both film and digital cameras in medium format, as well as lenses, tripods, golf equipment, and assorted electronics.
April 3, 2006
Source: The Orange County Register
We know film has gone the way of memory sticks and Photoshop. But keep those traditional cameras around – if only for the convenient reuses of the plastic film canisters.
Here are the 10 best tips for reusing the tiny containers, sent to us by you, the readers.
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Editor’s Note: one glaring omission from the list is a container for elicit agricultural material-a use perhaps few would admit to.
March 27, 2006
In case you missed the live Photo Talk Radio broadcast with Jeff Schewe and Gil Smith, the show is now available for listening (Windows Media Player required) on the March 25th episode web site.
March 27, 2006
Following up his original article titled The Ultimate Digital System, Michael Reichmann of The Luminous Landscape has posted a new article called Counting Ants – Seven Days in the Field with a Digital View Camera.
Rain, Snow, Sleet, Hail, High Winds
Seven Days in the Field with a Digital View Camera
In mid-March, 2006 I spent a week shooting in central and northern California.
Our travels took us to Redwoods National Park, the northern reaches of coastal Highway 1, Yosemite National Park, Big Sur, Point Lobos, and numerous points in between.
March 24, 2006
Spokesman admits the officers were out of line, union disagrees
Source: ABC 7 News
Reported by Joe Torres
(White Plains, Westchester County -WABC, March 21, 2006) – A local photographer is looking for an apology after he was held for hours by police.
He was taken into custody for questioning because of what he decided to snap a couple of shots of.
March 24, 2006
Source: U.S. Army MWR
Written by Tim Hipps – USACFSC Public Affairs
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Soldier deployed in Iraq discovered the beauty of digital photography and dominated the 2005 All-Army Photography Contest.
Sgt. Nicholas Sendelbach mail ordered a digital single-lens-reflex camera from New York to the Middle East and all but swapped munitions for lenses to document his Army unit’s humanitarian missions.
“I would either shoot with my machine gun or my camera, whichever was useful at the time,” he said.
March 14, 2006
Source: Opinion Journal
Written by Douglas Gantenbein
Weston Naef sounds almost misty-eyed when discussing Kodak Tri-X, a black-and-white 35mm film first made in the 1950s and a staple of photojournalism for decades. “It was a wonderful 400-speed film,” says Mr. Naef, curator of photography for the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, referring to Tri-X’s ability to capture an image in low light, known as its “speed.” “And then it could be ‘pushed’ [chemically altered during development] to 1200, or even 2400″–meaning it could be used in even lower light.
March 10, 2006
Update: Due to an overwhelming response, with 18,000 replies so far, the OpenRAW Survey will now close on March 15th, 2006.
RAW Survey launched: An International Study of the Experiences, Requirements, Preferences, and Concerns of Photographers regarding RAW Imaging Technology
March 8, 2006
Press Release: BOISE, Idaho, and FREMONT, Calif., March 8, 2006 – Micron Technology, Inc., (NYSE: MU) and Lexar Media, Inc., (NASDAQ: LEXR) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Micron to acquire Lexar in a stock-for-stock merger. Under terms of the agreement, each outstanding common share of Lexar will receive 0.5625 shares of Micron stock. Micron anticipates issuing shares in exchange for 81.6 million Lexar shares outstanding. Additional Micron shares will be issued upon the exercise of assumed stock options.