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  • CPS: Hugh Grant photos studied

    CPS: Hugh Grant photos studied

    June 5, 2007

    Widely-published images of the clash between Hugh Grant and a photographer were, alone, not sufficient evidence to charge the actor, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said. (Photo: Chris Cheesman)

  • Epson: World first camera no more

    Epson: World first camera no more

    June 5, 2007

    No more of the world’s first digital rangefinder cameras will be made. Epson has confirmed that it will not produce any further units of the R-D1 or R-D1s, despite acknowledging a recent upsurge in interest in such models.

  • Princess Diana photo row latest

    June 5, 2007

    Channel 4 has continued to defend its plan to broadcast photos of the crash that killed Princess Diana despite a formal request from her sons that the images are not shown.

  • Visions of Science open to all

    Visions of Science open to all

    June 4, 2007

    Enthusiasts and professionals are invited to enter the Visions of Science & Technology Photographic Awards before it closes on 1 July. Picture credit: Jim Greenfield

  • Forces photographer killed in Afghanistan

    Forces photographer killed in Afghanistan

    June 1, 2007

    The soldier killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Wednesday was 28-year-old Corporal Mike Gilyeat, who was on his first assignment as a ‘news photographer’, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.

  • Pentax UK confirms Hoya deal

    Pentax UK confirms Hoya deal

    June 1, 2007

    Pentax UK has effectively confirmed Hoya’s planned takeover of Pentax by releasing an English translation of a statement issued by its Japanese HQ. However, the statement – supplied last night following a request made by Amateur Photographer magazine – adds a note of caution: ‘This is a literal translation of the Japanese announcement and has not been anglicised due to legal reasons,’ it says.

  • Nude Kate Moss photo shock

    Nude Kate Moss photo shock

    June 1, 2007

    Six photographs of nude supermodel Kate Moss, printed from daguerreotypes, fetched more than four times their top pre-sale estimate at Christie’s auction in London. Picture credit: Christie's Images Ltd

  • It’s official: Hoya to take over Pentax

    It’s official: Hoya to take over Pentax

    May 31, 2007

    Seven weeks ago the Pentax/Hoya ‘merger’ plans lay in tatters. Today, after weeks of uncertainty, Hoya has stated that Pentax will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hoya - in a takeover deal worth 105 billion yen (around £437m).

  • Sony releases Alpha publicity shot

    Sony releases Alpha publicity shot

    May 31, 2007

    Sony has released an official publicity photograph featuring the two new Alpha digital SLRs which it plans to launch over the next 10 months.

  • Bailey Currys favour

    Bailey Currys favour

    May 30, 2007

    Photography legend David Bailey (pictured) has been drafted in to judge a competition hosted by electrical retailer Currys.

  • Princess Diana row: Channel 4 statement in full

    May 29, 2007

    Channel 4 continues to defend its plan to broadcast a documentary featuring a controversial photograph of the Princess of Wales in the aftermath of the 1997 car crash in which she died.

  • Lottery saves historic photo process

    Lottery saves historic photo process

    May 29, 2007

    The Bromoil Circle of Great Britain is celebrating after winning a £26,500 payout from the Heritage Lottery Fund in the centenary year of the Bromoil print process. Picture: Mighty Atom by Keith Spencer

  • Camera in attic fetches £400k

    Camera in attic fetches £400k

    May 29, 2007

    An 1839 camera that was found in an attic – and billed as the ‘world’s oldest’ – has sold for nearly £400,000, shattering auctioneers’ predictions.

  • NMM mulls Science Museum move

    NMM mulls Science Museum move

    May 25, 2007

    The National Media Museum (NMM) in Bradford - whose trustees include Bond film producer Michael G Wilson – will open a base at London’s Science Museum, according to an informed industry source.

  • Pentax to ‘accept’ Hoya offer

    Pentax to ‘accept’ Hoya offer

    May 25, 2007

    Pentax will come under more pressure to officially state whether it will formally accept a takeover bid by Hoya, after growing reports that the deal has been done.

  • Spy’s Hitler photos shot on ‘Kodak’

    May 24, 2007

    The British spy who captured recently revealed photographs of Adolf Hitler used a Kodak No. 2 Folding Autographic Brownie, Amateur Photographer (AP) magazine has learned.

  • Jessops joins Madeleine search

    Jessops joins Madeleine search

    May 23, 2007

    Jessops has joined the search for missing Madeleine McCann by offering the public free digital conversion of prints (or negatives) relating to photographs captured in the area she disappeared.