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Editor’s Note: Ready to Turn the Page

I think we can all agree that 2020 has been as challenging a year as most of us have ever experienced. No one could...
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Digital Imaging Reporter’s 2020 State of the Industry

The Imaging Industry Shows Resilience during Covid-19 2020 State of the Industry. The imaging industry has gone through a lot in the last 20 years....
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Terrific Broad Spectrum Mirrorless Cameras for Savvy Shooters

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras (ILCs) combine the advantages of DSLRs and upscale, compact point-and-shoot cameras. They provide lens interchangeability; a virtually limitless choice of existing...
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Printing Press: What’s Happening October 2020

This edition of What's Happening October 2020 features new hires, new digital presses and new software to enable creative print layouts.        ...
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Celebrate Holiday Photo Gift Buying Trends

As we head into the busiest sales season of the year, it’s important to look at new photo products and holiday photo gift buying...
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The Videographer’s Tools: Camera Stabilizers—Ready, Steady, Go!

When Cinema Products Corporation introduced Garrett Brown’s invention, the Steadicam, in 1975, it revolutionized moviemaking. No longer bound to tracks, tripods or dollies, movie...
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Social Networking for Success: Grow Your Business with Facebook Groups

During these challenging times, creating a sense of community with your customers is more important than ever. While we are still social distancing, the...
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In Memoriam: Pioneering Imaging Retailer Ron Inkley Passes

Ogden, UT—Photo-imaging retail pioneer, Ron Inkley, 91, passed away on September 25, 2020. Ronald W. Inkley was born in Salt Lake City to Walter...
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GoPro Hero9 Black Million Dollar Challenge

San Mateo, CA—For the third year in a row, GoPro is challenging its users to create the launch highlight reel for its new flagship...
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Medium-Format Lomography Diana F+ Nami Edition Unveiled

New York, NY—The Lomographic Society unveiled the newest edition of its Diana camera line. The new Lomography Diana F+ Nami medium-format camera is a...
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2020 Visual 1st Awards Go to Profoto, Mobius Labs, Dotphoton & Snapbar

Oakland, CA—At this year’s virtual edition of Visual 1st, a panel of high-powered industry experts presented the four 2020 Visual 1st Awards to the...
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2020 Lucie Impact Award: Professional and Emerging Submissions

Los Angeles, CA—The Lucie Foundation rescheduled its 18th Annual Lucie Awards gala for October 19, 2021; this was due to the continued spread of...
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Nikon Z 7II and Z 6II Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras: More Is More

Melville, NY—Nikon Inc. unveiled its next-generation full-frame mirrorless cameras: the Nikon Z 7II and Z 6II. Both interchangeable-lens cameras (ILCs) significantly improve upon the...
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Panasonic Lumix DC-BGH1 Box-Style Mirrorless Cinema Camera

Newark, NJ—Panasonic released the brand’s first box-style Lumix digital single-lens mirrorless camera: the Panasonic Lumix DC-BGH1. Based on the Micro Four Thirds system, the...
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Nikon Z 5 Yellow Program: 30-Day, Worry-Free Home Trial

Melville, NY—Nikon recently launched the Z 5, its latest full-frame mirrorless camera. Now, Nikon is bringing back its Yellow program for a limited time....
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Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN Macro Art Lens in E/L Mounts

Ronkonkoma, NY—Sigma Corporation of America debuted the Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN Macro Art lens for E- and L-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The new...
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ASMP Partners with Canon to Produce Business Webinars

Melville, NY—Canon USA has partnered with the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) to produce a series of business webinars. The series is available...
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Canon Explorers of Light Program Grows by Five

Melville, NY—Canon USA added five photographers to the Canon Explorers of Light (EoL) program. Lara Jade, Lynsey Weatherspoon, Kahran & Regis Bethencourt (CreativeSoul), and...
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Tamron User Photo Contest Commemorates Tamron Co. Ltd.’s 70th Anniversary

Commack, NY—Tamron Co. Ltd. will mark the 70th anniversary of its foundation on November 1, 2020. To celebrate this milestone, Tamron USA launched a...
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Olympus Inks Deal to Officially Transfer Imaging Division to JIP

Tokyo, Japan—On September 30, 2020, Olympus Corporation concluded a definitive agreement with Japan Industrial Partners Inc. (JIP) regarding its Imaging business. Olympus will transfer its...
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38th Nikon Photo Contest Call for Entries 2020–2021

Melville, NY—Nikon Inc. announced that submissions for the 38th Nikon Photo Contest will open on October 22, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. EDT. Started in...
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Next-Gen Canon Ivy CLIQ2 and Ivy CLIQ+2 Instant Camera Printers

Melville, NY—To facilitate capturing, printing and sticking photos, Canon USA, Inc., released the next generation of Ivy products: the Canon Ivy CLIQ+2 instant camera...
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Shutterfly Appoints Lifetouch General Manager

Redwood City, CA—Shutterfly, Inc., announced the appointment of Todd Marshall as the new Lifetouch general manager. In his new role, Marshall is responsible for...
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Venus Optics Adds Laowa 14mm F4 FF RL Zero-D lens

Anhui, China—Venus Optics introduced the Laowa 14mm F4 FF RL Zero-D lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. It is touted as one of the smallest...
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MindShift Rotation180 Backpacks Released by Think Tank Photo

Santa Rosa, CA—Building on the MindShift Rotation180 backpack series, Think Tank Photo introduced the next generation of MindShift Rotation180 backpacks. The series launched on...
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Diminutive Sony Alpha 7C Full-Frame ILC & Zoom Lens Unveiled

San Diego, CA—Sony Electronics introduced three additions to its imaging lineup: the Sony Alpha 7C full-frame camera (model ILCE-7C); the FE 28–60mm f/4–5.6 (SEL2860)...
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Focused on the Fight: Sigma & Photo Dealers Donate $93,000 Plus


Ronkonkoma, NY—Sigma Corporation of America announced that $93,798 was donated to 20 community-based charities. Further, Sigma partnered with 18 imaging retail partners via the...
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Sony Is Official Camera and Lens Provider of the Associated Press

San Diego, CA—The Associated Press (AP), a trusted global news organization, officially switched to the Sony Alpha camera system. Much of the news and...
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Resilient Photo Merchandise Market to Return to Growth in 2021: Rise Above Research

Boston, MA—The photo merchandise market in the United States has had an uncharacteristically down year in 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, according...
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Lee Filters Names Sales Director

London, UK—A manufacturer of lighting gels and photographic filters, Lee Filters appointed Tim Haskell as director of Sales. Haskell takes over from Ian Clark....

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