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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 10, 2008 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. announced it has posted an interview with
National Geographic photographer Gerd Ludwig on its `Icons of Photography'
microsite. The 20 Questions interview gives site visitors an up-close-and-personal
look at the world-class photographer who's captured life in conditions
ranging from -55° F to radioactive "hot zones."

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 09, 2008 0 comments

Corel Corporation (NASDAQ: CREL; TSX: CRE), a leading developer of graphics,
productivity and digital media software, today announced that it has launched
The Painter Factory (www.painterfactory.com), a new online community open to
all Corel Painter artists and enthusiasts. This global community site is the
newest in a series that Corel is launching to support its various user communities.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 08, 2008 0 comments

Apple has released Aperture 2.1, which introduces an open plug-in architecture
that makes it easy for photographers to use specialized third party imaging
software right from within Aperture. Available today as a free software update,
Aperture 2.1 includes the Apple-developed plug-in, Dodge & Burn, which adds
brush-based tools for dodge (lighten), burn (darken), contrast, saturation,
sharpen and blur. Over the coming months, third party software developers will
deliver image editing plug-ins for localized editing, filters and effects, noise
analysis and reduction, fisheye lens correction and more.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 07, 2008 0 comments

DxO Labs today announced that DxO Optics Pro v5, the latest version of its
award-winning flagship software application for automatic image quality enhancement
for Digital SLR camera users, now supports the new Nikon D3 camera body and
an initial selection of lenses. The addition of this professional Digital SLR
comes close on the heels of support for the recently released Nikon D300 advanced
Digital SLR. Lens correction modules for three popular Nikkor lenses are available
for the Nikon D3: the AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, the AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
and the AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED. Support for the Nikon D3 and lenses is
available in DxO Optics Pro v5 Elite.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 04, 2008 0 comments

Apple today introduced Aperture 2, the next major release of its groundbreaking
photo editing and management software with over 100 new features that make it
faster, easier
to use and more powerful. With a streamlined user interface and entirely
new image processing engine, Aperture 2 also introduces new imaging tools
for highlight recovery, color vibrancy, local contrast definition,
soft-edged retouching, vignetting and RAW fine-tuning, and lets users
directly post their portfolios on the .Mac Web Gallery for viewing on the
web, iPhone, iPod touch and Apple TV. At a new low price of $199,
anyone can easily organize, edit and publish photos like a pro.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 03, 2008 0 comments

Calumet Photographic offers affordable yet sophisticated self-contained flash
units, the Genesis 200w/s and 400w/s moonlights. These flash units provide all
the power and lighting control needed to create professional-looking portraits
and great still-life tabletop photographs. They provide recycling times as low
as one second. The Genesis flash units' 5-volt sync voltage is even safe
for today's digital cameras.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 02, 2008 0 comments

The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the Sigma DP1 compact
digital camera featuring a 14 megapixel FOVEON X3 direct image sensor (2652
× 1768 × 3 layers) as used in the Sigma SD14 digital SLR.

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Apr 01, 2008 0 comments

The second D-SLR from Panasonic, this 10-megapixel model is quite different than the original 7-megapixel Lumix DMC-L1. The latter--built like a tank, and still available--is an unusually traditional model in many respects. It resembles a large/heavy 35mm rangefinder camera and features "retro"-style controls, including a mechanical aperture ring on the...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 01, 2008 0 comments

This ultra-telephoto
zoom lens covers a telephoto range up to 500mm and allows photographers to bring
the subject close and short perspective. Sigma's original OS (Optical Stabilizer)
function offers the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower. It is
ideal for sports, wildlife and landscape photography with handheld shooting. Three
SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements provide excellent correction for chromatic
aberration. This lens is equipped with a rear focus system that minimizes fluctuation
of aberration caused by focusing. The super multi-layer lens coating reduces flare
and ghosting. High image quality is assured throughout the entire zoom range.
This lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), which ensures a quiet and high-speed
AF as well as full-time manual focusing capability. The addition of the (optional)
1.4x EX DG APO or 2x EX DG APO Tele Converters produce a 210-700mm F7-9 MF ultra-telephoto
zoom lens or a 300-1000mm F10-13 MF ultra-telephoto zoom lens respectively. A
removable tripod socket (TS-31) is included as a standard component.



www.sigmaphoto.com...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 31, 2008 0 comments

Delkin's SensorScope System is said to be the first complete solution
for inspecting and cleaning digital SLR sensors. The system includes unique
components to safely inspect and effectively clean a DSLR's camera sensor of
all types of contaminants, wet or dry. The distinctive, first-of-its-kind components
of the SensorScope System, and the overall system itself, are what earned the
DIMA award.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 28, 2008 0 comments

JOBO AG has introduced its new line of JOBO Energy PREMIO rechargeable batteries
for today's most popular digital cameras and camcorders. The JOBO Energy
PREMIO battery line has been developed specifically for use with digital SLRs,
compact point-and-shoot digital cameras and camcorders. In total there are about
300 battery models (mostly Lithium-ion, but some NiMH), 60 of the most common
of them will be readily available for the 400 most popular camera models.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 27, 2008 0 comments

The Tamrac
Adventure 10 gear carrier is a lightweight, uniquely designed backpack combines
a functional camera bag, comfortable daypack and computer backpack in one easy-to-carry
pack. It holds camera equipment, personal items, and laptops with up to 17"
screens, and for security does not look like a camera bag.

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George Schaub Posted: Mar 26, 2008 0 comments

If you ever want a unique point of view try a "fisheye" lens. Like
looking through a door peephole (which in fact is a "fisheye" type)
this order of lens sacrifices linear correction in favor of a very wide angle
of view. Originally made for creating "full sky" images when pointed
straight up, they had long ago been adopted by photographers for creation of
decidedly different points of view, and, today, even doing QuickTime movies
to display the interior of a condo or vacation home.


Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM (Motor-in) Lenses

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 24, 2008 0 comments

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) has increased both capacities and speeds in
its SanDisk Ultra II line with the introduction of 32- and 16-gigabyte SDHC cards
and an 8GB SDHC Plus card. The cards offer faster read and write speeds of 15
megabytes per second (15MB/sec), up from previous speeds of 10MB/sec read and
9MB/sec write in the SanDisk Ultra II line.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 24, 2008 0 comments

Delkin Devices, Inc. debuts the ImageRouter, their latest, cutting-edge card
reader. The ImageRouter is a reader that offers professional photographers a
complete file import system specifically designed to improve workflow efficiency.
ImageRouter, a four-slot, USB 2.0 CompactFlash card reader with a built-in powered
hub, simultaneously transfers data from four CF cards to a PC when combined
with BackupandBurn file management software. Users simply insert their cards,
start the transfer and walk away.

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