Cowboy picture breaks world record

The first ‘photograph’ to sell for more than $1m at auction is an image originally created from parts of Marlboro cigarette adverts torn from magazines. Picture credit: Christie’s Images Ltd 2005

Nikon UK issues digital SLR battery alert

Nikon is recalling some of its EN-EL3-type rechargeable batteries – used in cameras including the D100, D70 and D50 - after it discovered a potential fault causing ‘overheating’.

Photo win serves as tribute to RAF man

A picture captured by a photographer who died on New Year’s Day this year has been voted the RAF’s Photograph of the Year. Picture credit: Crown Copyright

UK lab issues Agfa Scala alert

UK lab issues Agfa Scala alert

UK supplies of Agfa Scala film processing chemicals could run out by the end of this year, warns Primary Colour, the only UK lab to process the unique b&w slide film.

Nikon unveils D200 digital SLR

A new digital SLR from Nikon is due out before the end of the year in the shape of the 10.2-million-pixel D200. Expected to cost around £1,300 (body only) the D200 is claimed to borrow features from Nikon’s professional-spec D2X.…

Camera club launches global shootout

Camera club launches global shootout

Photography enthusiasts worldwide are invited to enter Over the Rainbow, an online photography competition launched by the Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group.

Sigma in fisheye lens double

Independent lens maker Sigma has revealed a pair of fisheye lenses designed to be suitable for both film and digital SLRs.

AgfaPhoto set to close by end of this year

AgfaPhoto set to close by end of this year

AgfaPhoto GmbH is set to close by the end of the year, as the insolvent company has failed to find a buyer, a spokesman has officially confirmed to AP. However, there is still a possibility that the company could be…

Renowned surfing photographer dies at 57

Renowned surfing photographer dies at 57

American surfing photographer Larry Moore - whose work is credited as helping to stimulate a boom in the surfing industry over recent decades - has died aged 57. Picture credit: Flame

Job losses strike AgfaPhoto UK

AgfaPhoto UK has made around 20 staff redundant - more than a quarter of its staff - sources close to the company have revealed.

Press slam World Cup pictures ban

Press slam World Cup pictures ban

Football officials have banned publication of digital images showing action from next year’s World Cup finals in Germany until one hour after the final whistle.

Pentax and Samsung in digital SLR tie-up

Pentax is to join forces with Samsung to develop ‘interchangeable lens’ digital SLR cameras - combining Samsung’s digital technology ‘expertise’ with Pentax’s experience in lenses and SLRs.