Lowepro Announces Fundraising Initiative for Polar Bears International
As part of their 40th anniversary celebration, Lowepro has announed a new fundraising intitiative to benefit Polar Bears International (PBI). Lowepro will be rolling out a new commemorative bag designed for professional photographers to mark the company’s 40th anniversary. A percentage of the profits from the sale of the bag will go to PBI. It has been an ongoing tradition for Lowepro to partner with organizations that are focused on conservation efforts, including Amazon Watch, Raincoast Conservation Society and others. Details on the bag will be announced soon.
PBI’s primary goals are to conserve the world’s polar bears through research and education, and to serve as a central educational resource on polar bears worldwide. The threatened species is threatened by climate change due to global warming, pollution, poaching and industrial disturbances. All officers and directors for the organization serve without pay, so 100% of their revenue goes directly towards their research programming.
Olympus FE-200 Firmware Update
Olympus has released a firmware update for their entry-level FE-200 digital camera. The update is version 1.1 and the sparse description of the update is that it will provide: "Improved USB connectivity, power and zoom operations."