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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 08, 2007 0 comments

Olympus Imaging Corporation (President: Masaharu Okubo) is pleased to announce
the plans to significantly expand the Olympus E-System, its lineup of interchangeable-lens
digital SLRs compliant with the Four Thirds System standard. Two new cameras
are being announced today -- the E-410, an ultra-compact, ultra-lightweight
go-anywhere camera, and the E-510, a versatile, high-performance camera with
advanced functions including new Mechanical Image sensor shift image stabilization
A third, the successor to the revolutionary E-1 designed for professional use
and destined to take over as flagship of the Olympus lineup, will make its debut
this year.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 08, 2007 0 comments

Eastman Kodak Company has announced the latest additions to its line of consumer
digital cameras, including the Kodak Easyshare Z712 IS and Z885 Zoom Digital Cameras,
with high ISO and image stabilization for taking great action pictures in any
lighting conditions.



The Kodak Easyshare Z712 IS Zoom Digital Camera combines a 12X optical zoom lens
(36-432 mm equivalent Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon) with optical image stabilization,
delivering superior performance to aspiring photographers. The 7.1 megapixel camera
is said to deliver best-in-class click-to-capture performance (0.26 sec.) with
superb picture quality at an affordable price, making it a solid alternative to
digital SLRs. Available in April, the Kodak Easyshare Z712 IS Zoom Digital Camera
will retail for US $299.95 (MSRP).



The Kodak Easyshare Z885 Zoom Digital Camera boasts a 5X optical zoom lens and
8.1 megapixel resolution. When combined with high ISO (up to 8000), it tackles
low-light environments and action situations with ease. The fast AF 5X optical
zoom lens (36-180 mm equivalent) combined with 10 automatic smart scene modes
makes it easy to get stunning shots every time. Available in May, the Kodak Easyshare
Z885 Zoom Digital Camera will retail for US $199.95 (MSRP).



Two additional digital cameras are announced today, including the Kodak Easyshare
C613 Zoom Digital Camera with 6.2 megapixel resolution and 3X optical zoom lens
in a compact and stylish body; and the Kodak Easyshare C763 Zoom Digital Camera
with 7 megapixel resolution and 3X optical zoom at a truly affordable price point.
Available in April, the Kodak Easyshare C613 Zoom Digital Camera will retail for
US $119.95 and the Kodak Easyshare C763 will retail for US $179.95 (MSRP).

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 08, 2007 0 comments

Lexar has announced that it is making a new and extensive software suite available
for free download with purchase of select Lexar CompactFlash(CF) and Secure Digital
(SD) flash memory cards. The value-added software suite is designed to enhance
and improve the digital photography experience by providing customers with the
tools necessary to accomplish many common digital photography functions such as
image editing, storing captured content online, and recovering seemingly lost
images. In addition to sought-after image editing and management applications
from Corel, select Lexar flash memory cards now include downloadable Image Rescue
3, the recently introduced version of the company's award-winning image
recovery software that features a redesigned user interface, as well as Lexar
Backup n Sync powered by Sharpcast, a simple-to-use application for automatically
backing up important images and syncing them across multiple devices and the web.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 08, 2007 0 comments

Lensbabies, LLC has introduced today the new medium format version of its 3rd
generation selective focus lens, Lensbaby 3G. The medium format version of this
award-winning lens expands the Lensbaby product family's capabilities
for the first time into the medium format realm of photography.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 08, 2007 0 comments

onOne Software, Inc. has announced the upcoming availability of a new software
product -- Essentials for Adobe Photoshop Elements. This new software suite
includes technology from onOne Software's highly acclaimed Intellihance
Pro, Mask Pro, PhotoFrame Pro, and Genuine Fractals software products fine-tuned
specifically for Adobe Photoshop Elements. onOne Software is accepting pre-orders
now and will begin shipping Essentials for Adobe Photoshop Elements the first
week of April 2007.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 08, 2007 0 comments

Lensbabies, LLC has introduced its new Lensbaby Creative Aperture Kit for use
with the Lensbaby 3G and Lensbaby 2.0 Single Lens-Reflex (SLR) lenses. Each
Lensbaby Creative Aperture Kit contains one star shaped aperture disk, one heart
shaped aperture disk, and five blank disks. Photographers can fashion the blank
disks into their own custom shaped apertures using a shaped paper punch (which
can be found in craft stores) or a sharp knife.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 07, 2007 0 comments

Tamron Photo Workshops, co-sponsored by Bogen Imaging, Expoimaging, Fujifilm
and hosted by leading local photo retailers, are hands-on, in-the-field photo
workshops led by esteemed professional photographers including Angela Carson,
Don Gale, Terry Livingstone, Sandra Nykerk, Judith Pishnery, and Lee Voorhis
(you can click on their websites from the workshop schedule posted at www.tamron.com).
All of them have long track records not only as top pros, but also as great
teachers. Each weekend event includes a Friday evening photo seminar and a full
day Saturday workshop in the field, and admission fees and transportation where
applicable. In addition you'll have access to loaner lenses, cameras and
tripods to enhance your picture-taking experience, and receive exclusive bonus
rebates on equipment plus a $20 Gift Card. The modest $119 per person cost includes
breakfast, lunch, dinner and/or snacks, and there'll be raffle prizes
and giveaways!

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 06, 2007 0 comments

Aimed at professionals, enthusiasts, and amateur photographers throughout the
New York tri-state area, Adorama Camera, Inc. has announced the launch of an
affordable new educational series, Workshops@Adorama. (www.adorama.com/workshops)

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 05, 2007 0 comments

Nikon has introduced
the COOLPIX P5000 to the Nikon COOLPIX Performance Series of digital cameras.
The P5000 boasts 10 effective megapixels, a 3.5x Zoom-Nikkor glass lens, an optical
viewfinder, and a high resolution 2.5-inch LCD monitor with anti-reflection coating.
The P5000 incorporates a new advanced image processing engine, which optimizes
low light performance and color reproduction, and Nikon's optical VR image stabilization,
which compensates for camera shake.



The P5000 provides optical VR image stabilization, which helps compensate for
camera shake to produce sharper images. The VR stabilizes images displayed on
the 2.5-inch LCD, which makes it easier to frame and capture images. Another advantage
of the optical VR image stabilization is that it helps achieve smoother action
in the movie shooting modes of the P5000 and when using the optional TC-3ED Tele
converter with 378mm of telephoto performance.



The COOLPIX P5000 features a new advanced image processing engine with enhanced
noise reduction and an improved signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio that preserves image
quality even when shooting at high ISO settings. The P5000 extends the light sensitivity
range to ISO 3200, which makes it possible to capture fast moving subjects with
outstanding clarity, even in lower light conditions.



COOLPIX P5000 users can take advantage of the new mode dial which provides quick
access to a selection of 16 different scene-optimized modes, seven movie modes,
Anti-Shake mode and High Sensitivity mode. A turn of the mode dial to Anti-Shake
mode activates High ISO and Best Shot Selector (BSS) in addition to VR, which
automatically sets the optimal ISO for steady results and will allow users to
select and save the best image from up to ten sequential shots. In addition, the
mode dial has the choice of Programmed Auto [P], Shutter-priority Auto [S], Aperture-priority
Auto [A], and Manual [M] exposure modes for even greater camera control.



The COOLPIX P5000 features a new menu interface that makes navigating and selecting
images simple, while providing easy access to advanced functions for enhancing
and correcting images. This includes everything from the new image optimization
settings, which offer a choice of four color filters for shooting with monochrome
filter effects, to barrel distortion control, which can correct images when using
a wide-angle converter and can display the corrected image on the LCD in real
time.



The COOLPIX P5000 has three Nikon In-Camera Image Innovations to correct common
photo problems. This system includes Face-priority AF**, which can automatically
find and focus on a subject's face, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, which automatically
corrects red-eye, and D-Lighting, an innovation that automatically creates a copy
of the image with detail added where necessary, but with well-exposed areas left
completely untouched. Because the P5000 has a 2.5-inch high resolution LCD monitor
with anti-reflection coating, viewing the monitor is easy even in bright sunlight.
The COOLPIX P5000 also features a new optical viewfinder for those photographers
who prefer a classic composition aid.



The COOLPIX P5000 is compatible with add-on system components to extend the user's
creative possibilities, including the 24mm Wide-angle lens Converter (WC-E67)
and the 378mm Telephoto Converter lens (TC-E3ED). A built-in accessory shoe supports
the use of Nikon's advanced i-TTL flash control for external flashes, including
the SB-400, SB-600, and SB-800 Speedlights.



The P5000 also comes with Nikon's PictureProject software. Powerful yet user-friendly
software makes transferring, organizing, editing and sharing photos easy. Furthermore,
the P5000 has PictBridge support and is compatible with SDHC cards.



The COOLPIX P5000 will be available nationwide in March 2007. The P5000 has an
MSRP of $399.95.


For more information about these and other COOLPIX cameras, please visit www.nikondigital.com.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 05, 2007 0 comments

Built for one-person mass transit, the Pelican Products, Inc. 1780 Transport
Case features nearly 14,000 cubic inches of usable storage space with two double-wide
handles and dual sets of rugged polyurethane wheels with stainless steel ball
bearings and nylon hubs for extended towing durability.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 02, 2007 0 comments

Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:CREL; TSX:CRE) has announced that Corel Painter X
is now available for pre-order from www.corel.com/painterx.
The latest version of Corel Painter continues its focus on giving professional
artists, designers and photographers a natural painting and illustration experience
that is unmatched by any other software.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 01, 2007 0 comments

Transcend
Information, Inc. has released the lightest JetFlash T2K USB 2.0 Flash Drive
with memory capacity up to 4GB. Transcend's JetFlash T2K is a tiny and slim
flash drive; it measures a mere 42.6mm x 16mm x 3.1mm and is almost weightless
(2g). The JetFlash T2K uses advanced sealing technique to assemble memory chip
and casing into a perfect whole. Its design includes a hook to use with a neck
strap for convenience and to prevent loss.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 28, 2007 0 comments

Following the success of its inaugural event in 2006, SILVER, the high-profile
conference and photographic competition sponsored by Ilford Photo and Calumet,
moves forward with plans for SILVER 2007.



Taking place March 30 - April 1 at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena,
CA, SILVER will bring together a wealth of talent, experience and knowledge via
an impressive line-up of speakers and forum panelists. Photographers of all levels
will benefit from lectures, workshops, one-on-one discussions, forums and opportunities
for networking with fellow enthusiasts.



There will also be informal print reviews, open portfolio critiques and a print
competition for cash prizes with the winners announced at the conclusion of the
conference.



The major featured speakers sharing their particular viewpoints on different aspects
of black-and-white photography will be John Sexton, Keith Carter, Ken Rosenthal,
Mary Virginia Swanson and Sally Gall, while British photographer and darkroom
expert Tim Rudman will be running a darkroom workshop on lith printing, toning,
etc.



Panelists answering participants' questions and concerns in forum sessions will
represent a wide panorama of black-and-white photography, from photographers,
writers, gallery owners and managers to representatives of the event's sponsors.
These include Frish Brandt of the Fraenkel Gallery, Michelle Dunn Marsh of Aperture
Magazine, Craig Krull of the Craig Krull Gallery, David Fahey of the Fahey/Klein
Gallery, professional photographers Mark Edward Harris and Jeff Dunas, Richard
Newman of Calumet Photographic, Rod Parsons and Mike Bain with Harman Technology
Ltd/Ilford Photo, and Dennis Keeley, Chair of the Photography and Imaging Department
at Art Center College of Design.



Visit www.calumetphoto.com/silver
for more information or to register, or telephone 800.CALUMET (225-8638). Details
of Ilford Photo products can be found at www.ilfordphoto.com.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 27, 2007 0 comments

Argraph Corporation has introduced the Twin1 Universal Infrared Wireless &
Wired Remote Shutter Release Transmitter and Receivers. The Twin1 is said to
be the first release that operates as both a wire and wireless release. This
makes Twin1 very flexible for many applications and offers a variety of useful
features.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 23, 2007 0 comments

Freestyle Photographic and the Creative Center for Photography are pleased
to kick off their 2007 Saturday Lecture Series at the Creative Center For Photography
in Hollywood, CA. This series is a collection of free seminars, covering a variety
of interesting and informative topics for creative photographers. The lectures
will take place every other Saturday at 1:00 PM, beginning on February 10, 2007.
The schedule is as follows:

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