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  • Ilford spells out future in b&w

    Ilford spells out future in b&w

    June 20, 2005

    Ilford Photo has confirmed its ‘total commitment’ to b&w products – including paper - four months after the Ilford brand was brought back to life in a management buyout.

  • Axe falls on Kodak b&w paper production

    Axe falls on Kodak b&w paper production

    June 17, 2005

    Kodak has ceased production of its entire range of black & white photographic papers after a ‘dramatic’ drop in demand of 25-30% over recent years.

  • Win a photography trip to Cuba

    Win a photography trip to Cuba

    June 16, 2005

    A photographic holiday to Cuba worth more than £2,500 can be won in a free-to-enter competition open to UK photography enthusiasts.

  • Patent row halts inkjet cartridge sales

    Patent row halts inkjet cartridge sales

    June 15, 2005

    One of the largest importers of ‘Epson-compatible’ inkjet printer cartridges has agreed to pay ‘substantial’ damages to Epson – and to stop selling the cartridges - after alleged patent violation.

  • Digimax with 15x lens zooms in

    Digimax with 15x lens zooms in

    June 13, 2005

    Samsung has revealed an eight-million pixel digital camera with a 15x optical zoom called the Digimax Pro815.

  • Business as usual at AgfaPhoto UK

    June 6, 2005

    AgfaPhoto UK is ‘trading strongly and is financially viable’, despite the news that its parent company AgfaPhoto GmbH filed for insolvency recently, claims a UK source.

  • Pentax unleashes *ist DL digital SLR

    Pentax unleashes *ist DL digital SLR

    June 3, 2005

    Pentax is poised to launch a new 6.1-million-pixel digital SLR called the *ist DL which is due on UK high streets in July at a penny under £500.

  • Kodak axes SLR/n and SLR/c camera production

    Kodak axes SLR/n and SLR/c camera production

    June 2, 2005

    Kodak has discontinued its DCS Pro SLR/n and DCS Pro SLR/c digital SLRs to concentrate on making imaging sensors. However, the company insists it is not ruling out future production of digital SLRs.

  • Photographer Fay Godwin dies aged 74

    May 31, 2005

    Fay Godwin, one of Britain’s best-known landscape photographers, has died aged 74. She was self-taught and took up photography in the 1960s, beginning with portraits of her children.

  • Reuters man clinches top photographer title

    Reuters man clinches top photographer title

    May 25, 2005

    Reuters photographer Jeff Mitchell has won the award for the best press photographer in a competition that rewards the cream in photographic journalism throughout the UK and Ireland. Picture credit: Jeff Mitchell/Reuters

  • Rare picture boosts London photo bid

    May 24, 2005

    Cash from the sale of a precious photograph will be used to kick-start a project aimed at helping the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television (NMPFT) showcase its historic collection in London.

  • Olympus launches 5MP compact for £130

    Olympus launches 5MP compact for £130

    May 23, 2005

    Destined to be one of the cheapest 5.1-million-pixel digital compact cameras on the market is the Olympus C-180, which is due in shops this month priced around £130.

  • BBC sets digital photography challenge

    BBC sets digital photography challenge

    May 20, 2005

    Photography enthusiasts are urged to take part in a digital photography competition that aims to build – via an online gallery - ‘a digital picture’ of Britain in 2005. Picture credit: Eamonn McCabe

  • Coolpix S2

    Coolpix S2

    May 19, 2005

    The latest Coolpix camera to emerge from Nikon’s digital compact stable is the 5.1-million-pixel Coolpix S2, priced a penny under £300.

  • Olympus to axe 4,000 jobs worldwide

    Olympus to axe 4,000 jobs worldwide

    May 18, 2005

    Olympus is poised to cut 4,000 jobs from its worldwide imaging business as part of a restructuring package designed to return the company to profitability.

  • Leica says sorry for Digital-Modul-R delays

    Leica says sorry for Digital-Modul-R delays

    May 17, 2005

    Leica has apologised to customers for software glitches that continue to delay the launch of Leica’s Digital-Modul-R kit, which will not now be available this month as planned.