Patent row halts inkjet cartridge sales

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.

Business as usual at AgfaPhoto UK

Business as usual at AgfaPhoto UK

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 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 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

Photographer Fay Godwin dies aged 74

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 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

Rare picture boosts London photo bid

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

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

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

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 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 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.