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Archive for 2006

Yellowstone tourist dies in 500-foot fall

Monday, June 19th, 2006

Associated Press

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. – A woman lost her footing after stepping over a retaining wall to take a photograph and went over a cliff, falling 500 feet to her death in a canyon, park officials said.

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Canon to stop making single-lens camera

Saturday, May 27th, 2006

Associated Press

TOKYO – Japan’s top camera maker, Canon Inc., will stop developing new single-lens reflex film cameras as more people abandon film for digital, company officials said Thursday.

The Tokyo-based Canon’s move followed a similar move by its closest Japanese rival, Nikon Corp., which announced earlier this year it would stop making seven of its nine film cameras and concentrate on digital models.

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Kodak Increases Cost of Processing

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

Kodak to Increase Prices for Consumer & Professional Photographic Papers and Processing Chemistry

Increasing Raw Material Costs Lead to Price Action

Press Release, Eastman Kodak Company

ROCHESTER, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 22, 2006–Eastman Kodak Company announced today that it will increase prices on its range of consumer and professional silver halide-based photographic papers and processing chemistry on a worldwide basis.

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Monkey Business

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

In this handout photo from Yahoo! Shelly Fergus, left, competes against Sabel, a six-year-old chimpanzee, in Yahoo! Techs Man vs. Monkey Technology Challenge in New York Citys Bryant Park, pitting human against chimp in a race to shoot and print a digital image.

The event promoted Yahoo! Tech, a new Web site from the Internet company, that offers technology information in a language anyone can understand. According to General Manager Patrick Houston, Yahoo! Tech makes technology so easy a monkey can do it.

(AP Photo/Clark Jones,Yahoo!, HO)

Internet Helps Analog Photography Hold On

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

By PETER SVENSSON, AP Business Writer

NEW YORK – With its market eviscerated by digital photography, Eastman Kodak Co. last year stopped making black-and-white photo paper.

It was a loss most photographers could live with, except for a few who dreaded the loss of Azo, a paper with unusual characteristics that Kodak had made continuously since 1898. Other papers “just are not as beautiful,” said Michael A. Smith, a photographer who prints all of his work on Azo.

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Nikonians unveils new search engine for ambitious photographers and imaging pro

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

NikonScopeBy NIKONIANS.ORG March 21, 2006 – Finding camera reviews and photography information on the Web is now easier for those who prefer the Nikon brand.

The Nikonians new search engine dubbed NikoScope has been quietly weathering beta-tests with the help of the 40,000-member online community, which has been gathering news, articles, reviews, and lively forum discussions for the past six years.

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Time up for camera film? Nikon focuses on digital

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

TOKYO (AFP) – Nikon, the iconic Japanese camera maker, has put another nail in the coffin of traditional photography with plans to stop selling most of its film models in favor of hot-selling digital cameras.

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