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Want to add some cool effects to your photos but can’t afford one of those top of the line tilt-shift lenses? Lensbaby can help! Introducing the Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic, “a tilt lens that delivers a slice of sharp focus through an image that falls off to a soft blur.” This lens, with its 80mm focus, will make those flat photos pop! While you can take standard photos with this lens, why would you want to? Part of the ever popular Optic Swap system, you can expect the Edge 80 Optic to function with:

  • Composer and Composer Pro
  • Muse
  • Scout
  • Control Freak

The Edge 80 alos has a 12-blade adjustable aperture (f/2.8 – f/22), 5 multi-coated glass elements, and only costs you $300! Don’t settle for flat photos, start getting creative with your pics today!

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Canon has announced that they will be rolling out some new SX and D models of its PowerShot line this year!

The new slim, 1.29″ Canon SX260 HS offers users a 20x zoom, a 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, and 25mm Wide-Angle lens. This model will also allow video to be shot in 1080p Full HD. At around $350, this camera also will have GPS capabilities and High-Speed Burst HQ, a feature that will allow for “approximately 10 high-resolution shots to be captured at a continuous rate at 10.3 frames per second.”

For all of you active, adventurous photographers out there, the PowerShot D20 is tricked out for your rugged lifestyle. It’s waterproof, shock-proof, and freeze-proof, with a button that makes it easy to quickly switch from normal mode to snow or underwater mode. And speaking of underwater mode, the PowerShot D20 also comes with an underwater macro mode so you can get right up in those tropical fish’s faces. Expected to ship in May for around $350, it will have a 3-inch LCD screen, GPS capabilities, 1080p full HD video, and a 5x optical zoom lens.

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It’s that time of year once again, NY Fashion Week officially starts tomorrow!  Here’s a look at the latest work from celebrity and fashion photographers Markus Klinko & Indrani.  The magazine cover shoot features Hollywood starlet, Olivia Wilde photographed with the Mamiya Leaf camera series. Specifically, the photographers used the Leaf Aptus-II and Mamiya 645DF camera backs and 20K tungsten lighting.

Click HERE to see the entire gallery by Markus Klinko and Indrani.

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Canon is introducing 2 new models of its Powershot line, the ELPH 32o HS and ELPH 530 HS. Both models have WiFi capabilities, use Canon’s own DIGIC 5 image processor, and have  3.2″ LCD touchscreen.

The compact 320 model, which is being priced at around $280, has a 5x optical zoom, a 16.1 CMOS sensor, and can record Full HD video at 1080/24. The ELPH 530 HS, on the other hand, has a 12x optical zoom, a 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, and like the 320 HS, also records Full HD video at 1080/24. The 530 model will be available for sale at roughly $350.

The new Powershot additions will be available for purchase this April.

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There has been a lot of buzz surrounding the leaked images of the new Olympus E-M5. However, with the   Olympus Corp.’s increasing financial and legal troubles   and the recent discussion of a bailout by SONY, who already produces a Mircro 4/3′s product in this range, how realistic is the release of this camera?  There is no doubt that Olympus’ past Micro 4/3′s releases, such as their PEN line of point shoots, have been a success but we remain skeptical.

  • A super fast auto-focus with 3D tracking capability
  • More art filters
  • MOV video format and PCM sound format
  • An external, weather sealed, GN10 flash

Whether or not the rumors are true, we’re always excited by an Olympus announcement and hope that this retro looking, beauty of a camera is the real thing.  The official announcement of the E-M5 has not even been whispered yet but we’ll keep you up to date.

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Resource Magazine is excited to announce the launch of their new Winter 12 digital edition. To celebrate we’ve decided to give everyone a free digital copy for the next week. To access your free Winter 12 digital issue go to HERE.

This brand new online reading experience allows you to share and post articles on your social networks, watch videos, and bookmark your favorite articles. All while flipping the virtual pages of your digital edition on your iPad, iPhone or computer.  Try it out now and let us know what you think.  The first 10 people to post their comments and a return email address will get a free digital subscription for the rest of 2012.  That’s 3 more digital issues for free!

Heads up, photographers! Starting next month, the Phase One IQ Photography Conference 2012 will be coming to a city near you. Learn how many of the world’s top photographers have used Phase One’s IQ camera system, and how you can use the system to advance your own work.

The conference will include first-hand accounts from the industry’s top professionals and an opportunity to meet the engineers behind the system and learn about the technologies they used. Attendees will also receive Capture One training, so you can be up to speed on the latest tricks and tools enabled by the software. Phase One representatives will be on hand to offer advice, as well as the chance to try out the system for yourself.

Dates and cities are as follows:

Tickets are only $39, so book HERE now. All attendees who book before February 11th will receive Capture One Express 6 FREE of charge!

Panasonic has added 2 new cameras to their ZS-Series this past week, the Lumix DMC-ZS20 and ZS15.

The ZS20, with a 14.1 megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor, will produce images at an even higher quality than you are used to with the previous models. It also comes equipped GPS and the combination of Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator and the Auto Wind Cut function will help to end unwanted noises. Not to mention its 1.1″ frame and power zoom, there’s no mistaking why it is called  “the world’s slimmest digital camera with a 20x optical zoom lens.”

The ZS15, the less pricey addition to the ZS-series, shoots full 1080/60i HD with a 16x zoom. It also has a 12.1 megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor, and 32x Intelligent Zoom.

Both will be available for purchase in March with the ZS20 costing you about $350, while the ZS15 runs roughly around$280 .

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Looking for a camera that packs a serious punch? Nikon has got you covered with their newest  addition to the Coolpix P series line. The Coolpix P510, which offers a lot of bang for your buck, goes above and beyond with its zoom capabilities.  This camera has a  41.7× optical zoom, the highest zoom available from Coolpix to date, and has a focal length equivocal of 24 – 1000 mm.  This version also has GPS capabilities for tracking routes and shooting locations. Priced at $430, the Coolpix P510 has everything you love about the Coolpix P510 plus a little bit more.

For a more portable, and slightly less expensive option, there is also the Coolpix P310. Priced at around $330, it still has all the features you loved from its predecessor, but comes with some new additions that make for even better photographs. This camera uses a f/1.8 lens, which is currently the fastest lens available in compact digital cameras. It also offers users 9 special effects that can be applied to images before shooting, and 5 filter effects for after shooting.

Both cameras have use lens-shift vibration reduction technology, which helps reduce annoying camera shake. Also, both come with the COOLPIX Picture Control, a function that allows you to adjust your images before you even shoot them. With so many great new features and ease of use, these cameras are sure to be an industry favorite.

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Ladies and gentlemen, step right up for your chance to see the Eye of America. This GIGANTIC film camera measures 35 feet long and captures images on negatives that are six by four and a half FEET, which produce images that are one thousand times greater than the average negative. Dennis Manarchy, the owner of the camera, uses the camera to make these giant images and also uses the camera to teach people about how a camera works.

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