The Dead Pixels Society podcast: Lessons learned from a life in the photo business, with Fred Lerner, MailPix Marketing Podcasts 

The Dead Pixels Society podcast: Lessons learned from a life in the photo business, with Fred Lerner, MailPix

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Fred Lerner, CEO and founder, MailPix, about the photo/imaging business. A meeting in a summer camp darkroom started Lerner on a decades-long career with leading photo industry companies like Berkey Photo and Eastman Kodak Co., as well as his own photofinishing labs, Lerner Photo and Lerner Processing Labs. He was also active in the Australian photofinishing industry at the dawn of one-hour processing. Later, ... Read More
Canon U.S.A announces executive appointments People on the Move 

Canon U.S.A announces executive appointments

Canon U.S.A., Inc. announced executive appointments and promotions, effective April 1, 2021: Brian Mahar was promoted to vice president, the Imaging Technologies and Communications Group Shinya Fukuda was promoted to vice president and general manager, Corporate Planning Yukinari Kaneta was promoted to vice president and general manager, Corporate IT Isao Kobayashi was promoted to vice president and general manager, the... Read More
Fujifilm introduces INSTAX Mini Link for Nintendo Switch smartphone printer New Products 

Fujifilm introduces INSTAX Mini Link for Nintendo Switch smartphone printer

Fujifilm Corp., in collaboration with Nintendo Co., Ltd., introduced the $99.95 INSTAX Mini Link for Nintendo Switch Smartphone Printer. As part of this collaboration, Nintendo Switch owners can create fun custom prints of their game The new Mini Link Special Edition and related app are expected to be released to authorized dealers April 30, 2021, in conjunction with the launch... Read More
Fujifilm announces firmware updates, camera control kits News 

Fujifilm announces firmware updates, camera control kits

Fujifilm Corp. will release the latest firmware update for the 102-megapixel flagship FUJIFILM GFX100 in June 2021. Among the updates: The new firmware updates the camera’s autofocus algorithm to the latest version to boost AF speed and Face/Eye-detection performance, enhancing AF accuracy even in portrait photography that involves subject movements. The new firmware enables coordinated control of the camera’s in-body... Read More
Canon announces desktop printers for home and office New Products 

Canon announces desktop printers for home and office

Canon U.S.A., Inc. announced two MAXIFY GX MegaTank Series printers: the Canon MAXIFY GX7020 and Canon MAXIFY GX6020 printers. The MAXIFY series of MegaTank printers have a high-volume continuous ink supply system which may significantly reduce ink costs for color printing, producing approximately 14,000 color prints and approximately 6,000 black ink prints before needing to be refilled. The four-colored ink... Read More
Tamron launches two lenses for Sony E-mount News 

Tamron launches two lenses for Sony E-mount

Tamron USA launched two Sony E-mount full-frame lenses: 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD (Model A057), an ultra-telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras, and the 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD (Model B060), a fast-aperture ultra-wide-angle zoom lens. The 150-500mm F5-6.7, available on June 10, for $1,399, is Tamron’s first ultra-telephoto zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras that... Read More
NRF: Mother’s Day spending to total $28.1 billion Marketing 

NRF: Mother’s Day spending to total $28.1 billion

Mother’s Day spending is expected to total a record $28.1 billion this year, up by $1.4 billion from 2020, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation (NRF). Approximately 83 percent of U.S. adults are expected to celebrate the annual holiday. “There is a lot of consumer optimism around Mother’s Day this year as more people are... Read More
PPA announces subsidies for photography exhibitors Events News 

PPA announces subsidies for photography exhibitors

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) announced the creation of an Investment Performance Rebate which will significantly reduce the cost for exhibitors at Imaging USA, the association’s premier event, to be held Jan. 16-18, 2022. According to the plan, PPA will subsidize 43% of exhibitors’ typical trade show booth space costs for the upcoming conference in National Harbor, Washington D.C. An... Read More
Xerox releases first-quarter results Earnings reports 

Xerox releases first-quarter results

Xerox Holdings Corp. reported first-quarter revenues of $1.71 billion of revenue, down 8.1 percent year-over-year or 10.4 percent in constant currency. GAAP earnings per share (EPS) were $0.18, up $0.21 year-over-year, and adjusted EPS of $0.22, up by $0.01 year-over-year. “In the first quarter, in an environment where many offices remained closed, we grew equipment sales and IT Services revenue year-over-year.... Read More
GoPro goes fashion with sunglasses, backpack and t-shirts New Products 

GoPro goes fashion with sunglasses, backpack and t-shirts

GoPro announced new additions to its lifestyle gear collection. The new products include: Mezcal, floating sunglasses that include three sets of interchangeable polarized amber, blue and gray lenses. The Mezcal sunglasses retail for $79.99 ($55.99 for GoPro Subscribers) Weekender, a 30L backpack designed for function and style on short trips. The versatile, weather-resistant backpack features customizable padded storage sectionals, a side-loading... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of April 17 People on the Move 

Industry Notes for the week of April 17

      Polaroid brings back round film Polaroid announced it is making its 600 Film Round Frame Edition available after ceasing production back in 2015. The 600 Series film had previously been offered in 2014 for about year.   Taopix virtual user conference is April 28-29, May 5-6  Taopix is hosting its first virtual user conference; the two conferences feature identical content,... Read More
Photo Imaging Trends conference announces leading speakers Events 

Photo Imaging Trends conference announces leading speakers

The Dead Pixels Society announces the Pro Imaging CONNECT: Worldwide Photo Imaging Market Trends virtual conference May 4-6, for a global look at the photo/imaging markets featuring some of the top industry research firms. Each of these sessions, starting at 11 a.m. EST, is designed to be information-packed in a less-than-two-hour program format. Registration is free at this link. The free... Read More
London Camera Exchange becomes employee-owned company News 

London Camera Exchange becomes employee-owned company

London Camera Exchange is now an employee-owned company. The six-decade-old used and new camera retailer made the change earlier this year, passing ownership to the management team and employees. According to a statement on the website: The people working in the business have not changed and they are totally committed to retaining those traditional family business values while building on... Read More