Mamiya revamps 645 AFD camera

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 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 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.

Kodak compact aims to challenge SLRs

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

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/

AP reader celebrates awards double

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

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…

BBC News launches digital photo contest

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