Photo Industry to Raise Funding for Japan Relief Effort

Japan Fundraiser PhotoPlus

PhotoPlus Expo will host a special fundraising event on Friday evening, October 28th to benefit the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami.

To help raise funds for the Red Cross, fifty of the world’s most respected photographers will donate an original print as part of a silent auction that will take place throughout the evening. Benefit attendees will have an opportunity to bid on original, signed images from a broad range of world renowned photographers including Harry Benson, Susan Meiselas, Douglas Kirkland, Ryszard Horowitz, Scott Mead and John Isaac, to name a few.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Nikon S6100 and S4100 Discontinued in Asia Due to Japan Disaster

Nikon has discontinued its recently-announced Coolpix S6100 and Coolpix S4100 in Asia markets, citing that the earthquake in Japan has lead to production and supply issues with the camera.  No word yet on whether there is a similar effect in the US and other markets for these or other Nikon models.

For more info, see the statement issued by Nikon below. [Read more...]

Japan Earthquake Effect on Camera Manufacturers

As you are probably aware, many camera manufacturers are based in Japan.  Nikon, Canon and Sony (among others) were all affected by the catastrophic earthquake that struck Japan last week.

Below you will find links to relevant stories concerning damage to manufacturing plants and the temporary closings of certain plants, which resulted from the recent earthquake, tsunami and/or nuclear disaster in Japan. [Read more...]