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.

Royal Mail delivers charity photo project

Postmen and women across the UK have been given cameras to record life while on their rounds, in a project to raise money for charity. However, the Royal Mail insists that their first priority is to ensure that mail was…

Rollei revs up digital double act

Rollei is poised to debut two new digital compacts in the shape of the six-million-pixel DP6500 and 5MP DA5324. Both are due in UK shops next month.

Enthusiast triumphs in science shootout

A photography enthusiast has walked away with a first prize in this year’s Visions of Science Photographic Awards after winning runner-up places for the past two years. Picture credit: Novartis/Daily Telegraph Visions of Science 2005/Jim Greenfield

Mrs Beckham scores own goal with a Leica

Victoria Beckham used a Leica Digilux 2 digital camera to turn the tables on the paparazzi while out shopping during Milan Fashion Week. There was just one tiny problem for the wife of the England football captain. She inadvertently provided…

Kodak signs deal with T-Mobile for ‘free’ Wi-Fi

Kodak has hooked up with mobile phone operator T-Mobile to give users of its wireless-enabled EasyShare-One camera free use of more than 800 of T-mobile’s Wi-Fi ‘hotspots’ around the UK. However, it has emerged that those receiving images emailed wirelessly…

A policeman ‘deleted my pictures’, claims MP

A policeman deliberately deleted pictures from the digital camera Austin Mitchell was using at this week’s Labour Party Conference after officials had stopped him taking snapshots, claims the MP.

Another Diana-type tragedy looms, warns US

The paparazzi are increasingly putting the lives of Hollywood celebrities’ at risk, say officials in the US who fear a tragedy similar to the car accident which killed Princess Diana. Picture credit: IPC Images