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Staff Posted: Mar 13, 2009 0 comments

onOne Software, Inc. has announced the immediate availability of PhotoTools 2 Standard and Professional Edition. PhotoTools 2 is a flexible yet powerful plug-in for Adobe Photoshop CS2, CS3 and CS4 that utilizes the power of Photoshop Actions to provide a range of imaging tools including effects, corrections and production automation in a full-featured interface. The new features in PhotoTools 2 include:

  • An expanded range of photographic effects
  • A significantly improved effects library
  • New masking capabilities directly within PhotoTools 2
  • The ability to apply the hundreds of PhotoTools 2 effects to video files within Photoshop CS3 Extended and Photoshop CS4 Extended
  • A new Export plug-in for Lightroom 2 and Aperture 2.1 within PhotoTools 2 Professional Edition
  • Quick access to the onOne Exchange community site for downloading new effect presets

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Staff Posted: Mar 11, 2009 0 comments

Bogen Imaging has announced a free webinar titled “The Language of One Light: Roundtable with Will Crockett.” Part of the company’s Bogen Café series of free instructional webinars, “The Language of One Light: Roundtable with Will Crockett” will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT, on Friday, March 13th. Joined by David Fisher, Bogen Imaging’s Metz and Gossen product manager, Will Crockett will provide photographers with innovative ideas on how to effortlessly create great lighting to help enhance one’s images and creativity.

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Staff Posted: Mar 09, 2009 0 comments

WD has introduced its newly redesigned My Book World Edition network storage drive, simplifying the critical but tedious task of backing up an entire household's precious files. Designed for consumers who have multiple computers on a home network, the new drive will be available in 1 terabyte and 2 terabyte capacities, and is compatible with PC and Mac computers. 

My Book World Edition network drives are designed to automate and simplify the backup chore. Just plug the My Book World Edition drive into a network router, click a few buttons and the My Book World Edition storage device backs up the files from all the PCs and Macs on the network. Any changes to the files on these computers are automatically and continuously backed up to the drive.

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Staff Posted: Mar 06, 2009 0 comments

Canon U.S.A., Inc. has introduced two new Tilt-Shift lenses, the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II and the TS-E 17mm f/4L. These two new L series lenses expand the company’s extensive lens line-up of TS-E lenses giving photographers creative control over perspective and depth of field in their images. Both the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II and the TS-E 17mm f/4L are specialty lenses ideal for landscape and architectural photography and are compatible with all Canon EOS system single lens reflex cameras. The TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II, a replacement for Canon’s TS-E 24mm f/3.5L introduced in 1991, has significantly improved operability with low distortion when photographing buildings, consistent image quality throughout the image and reduced chromatic aberration when shooting at ultra-wide angles. The TS-E 17mm f/4L is the world’s shortest focal length Tilt-Shift lens with full-frame 35mm coverage.

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Staff Posted: Mar 04, 2009 0 comments

As part of the flagship Performance Series of COOLPIX cameras, the P90 offers new features that include a 24x Optical Zoom, a new 3.0-inch vari-angle LCD monitor with tilt function and anti-reflection coating; and 15 frame-per-second (fps) high-speed capability (up to 45 frames).  The key to the versatility of the P90 is its 24x Optical Wide Angle Zoom-NIKKOR ED Glass Lens. This lens offers wide angle (26mm) to super telephoto coverage (624mm).

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Staff Posted: Mar 02, 2009 0 comments

JOBO AG has announced Mac OS compatibility for the new JOBO photoGPS – a small and lightweight Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver that fits directly on any digital camera’s hot shoe, just as if it were a regular flash unit, without the need for extra cables. Through an innovative new capture and process technology, this new device, now available in the U.S., allows automatic geo-tagging by capturing raw GPS data and time which enables new and more efficient ways to organize, search, visualize, and share photo collections.

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Staff Posted: Feb 27, 2009 0 comments

Californa SUNBOUNCE reflective panels come in various sizes (30”x35”, 35”x49”, 35”x7”, 51”x7”, 51”x74” and 70”x96”), shapes, and colors (silver/pearl white, zebra/pearl white and black/ultrabounce) which produce different kinds of lighting moods. The SUN-BOUNCE PRO panel weighs probably less than a professional camera (4pds or 1.800 gramm). Because the frames keep the material taut one gets more light and greater surface coverage per frame size. The 3-dimensional frame is handcrafted in Germany and made from best aluminum; the synergy of frame and screen gets its super-tension by the permeable elastic screen material used. All the screens are made from the finest reflective and translucent materials available. The cross bar on the back of the frame and the hand-holds on the side of the reflectors make it easy to grip. Unwanted breaks because of unstable conditions (e.g., when the sun is in and out) can be avoided by flipping over the double-sided panel to the other side of the screen. SUNBOUNCE reflectors can create strobe light, video light, sunlight or any kind of light for video-interviews, photo-portrait-shootings, sports-, action- and press-photography, commercials and live coverages.

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Staff Posted: Feb 25, 2009 0 comments

The Photographic  Society of America (PSA),  the largest interactive organization in North America  for advanced amateur and professional photographers,  will celebrate its 75th Anniversary throughout  2009, beginning in April. Current membership is over 5100 individual members plus over 400 camera clubs worldwide.

Represented in over 60 countries of the world, PSA Members enjoy a wide variety of activities: a monthly magazine, photo and digital competitions, study groups, how-to programs, an annual week-long conference and a long list of other activities and services.   PSA also sets the standards for all world-wide photo exhibitions.  As a non-profit organization, its mission is to promote and enhance the art and science of photography in all its phases, among members and non-members alike.

PSA’s 75th Anniversary Conference will be held in West Yellowstone, MT from Sept. 20 – 26, 2009.

PSA Headquarters is located in Oklahoma City, OK.  More information about PSA is available at:
www.psa-photo.org

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Staff Posted: Feb 23, 2009 0 comments

ExpoImaging Inc., developer of innovative camera accessories, including the ExpoDisc Digital White Balance Filter and the ExpoAperture2 Depth-of-Field Guide, and One Model Place, the world’s largest online portfolio and talent community, today announced a contest in which the best images shot with ExpoImaging’s Ray Flash ring light adapter will be published in national photo trade magazines including Shutterbug and Rangefinder. In addition to this valuable publishing opportunity, the winning photographers will receive high-end photo gear, as well as a Platinum+ membership to One Model Place.

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Staff Posted: Feb 20, 2009 0 comments

Camera Armor, a leader in protective accessories for cameras and digital SLRs, announces their first line of compact protective skins for point and shoot digital cameras. The Compact Camera Armor skins are created with the same silicone material and standards as their line of protective skins for high-end DSLR cameras.

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Staff Posted: Feb 18, 2009 0 comments

Olympus launches new photography classes for beginner and intermediate users of Olympus E-System digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras. Kicking off in February, the classes are designed for consumers who purchased or received cameras during the holidays and are interested in learning about the art and science of photography. The half-day courses will be held at six locations throughout North America. Olympus Technical Representatives, experts in photography and Olympus products, will lead the sessions and help attendees elevate their picture-taking abilities to the next level.

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Staff Posted: Feb 13, 2009 0 comments

RegisterYourCamera.com is a free online service for registering your photographic equipment. It’s the brainchild of former Intel software engineer, who is an avid photographer. If someone steals your camera, simply enter the serial number and a description of your gear into the online database and you’re done. When someone performs a quick serial number search against the database, your item will then be listed as stolen and the person doing the search may then contact you via your preferred method. Get enough people using this and you have very effective way of track missing gear.

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Staff Posted: Feb 11, 2009 0 comments

Nikon Inc. has announced the AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G lens, which is the first fixed focal length, fast-aperture DX-format lens that affords photographers superb image quality along with the creative possibilities and versatility of the classic 50mm focal length (FX-format equivalent of 52mm). 

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Staff Posted: Feb 09, 2009 0 comments

The new LumiQuest Quik Bounce is designed for use with or without a ceiling to soften the light and transitioning from the horizontal to vertical format effortlessly.

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Staff Posted: Feb 06, 2009 0 comments

The next-generation SDXC (eXtended Capacity) memory card specification, announced at the 2009 International CES, provides up to 2 terabytes storage capacity and accelerates SD interface read/write speeds to 104 megabytes per second this year, with a road map to 300 megabytes per second. The SDXC specification, developed by the SD Association, leapfrogs memory card interface speeds while retaining the world-leading SD interface. Specifications for the open standard will be released in the first quarter of 2009. SDHC, Embedded SD and SDIO specifications will also benefit from the new SD interface speeds.

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