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  • Mamiya revamps 645 AFD camera

    Mamiya revamps 645 AFD camera

    August 15, 2005

    Mamiya has revamped its 645 AFD medium format camera to launch the 645 AFDII - boasting improvements such as faster focusing and 36 custom settings.

  • BBC defends use of unpaid amateur images

    BBC defends use of unpaid amateur images

    August 9, 2005

    BBC News has defended the free use of amateur photographs on its website insisting that most contributors have no interest in making money from the pictures.

  • Dixons ditches 35mm film cameras

    Dixons ditches 35mm film cameras

    August 8, 2005

    Dixons is to axe sales of 35mm film cameras from its high-street shops claiming there is now ‘no real difference’ in quality between film and digital.

  • Casio quartet bolsters Exilim line-up

    Casio quartet bolsters Exilim line-up

    August 5, 2005

    Casio has bolstered its Exilim family of digital compacts with four new cameras including a 7.2-million-pixel model - all due out next month.

  • Kodak compact aims to challenge SLRs

    Kodak compact aims to challenge SLRs

    August 4, 2005

    Kodak hopes to challenge consumer digital SLRs with a new 8-million-pixel digital compact called the EasyShare P880 which it hails as a cheaper, less bulky alternative.

  • Appeal for help after £13,000 camera theft

    Appeal for help after £13,000 camera theft

    August 1, 2005

    Surfing photographers in Devon are appealing for help in tracing £13,000 worth of camera gear stolen from a car parked outside a house in Barnstaple. Picture credit: Matt Samuel/extremeboardshots.com

  • AP reader celebrates awards double

    AP reader celebrates awards double

    July 29, 2005

    Dorset-based AP reader Richard Austin has won the sports and news photographer of the year titles in an annual competition for photographers from regional newspapers. Picture credit: Richard Austin

  • Travel comp bans ‘manipulated’ images

    Travel comp bans ‘manipulated’ images

    July 27, 2005

    This year’s Wanderlust travel photography competition is now open for entries but – in a change from previous years – organisers have banned digitally manipulated images. The picture (right) was captured on slide film by Paul Franklin, the Face to Face amateur category winner in last year's competition.

  • Internet exposure for historic treasure trove

    July 26, 2005

    The public will get free internet access to some of the world’s most famous photographs as a result of a tie-up between two of America’s largest photographic houses.

  • BBC News launches digital photo contest

    BBC News launches digital photo contest

    July 25, 2005

    The BBC News website is searching for ‘compelling’ digital images in its quest to find its Photographer of the Year 2005. Picture Credit: Veronica Carter

  • Thousands more jobs axed at Kodak

    July 21, 2005

    Kodak is to slash up to 10,000 more jobs worldwide as a result of a faster than expected decline in sales of traditional products such as film.