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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 26, 2006 0 comments

Continuing its courtship of professional and advanced amateur photographers
who wish to make their own prints, Hp has announced the amateur-oriented 8350,
an A3 (13x19) size, 6-ink printer, and two new large format DesignJet printers,
models 2100 and 3100, both of which are available in 24 in and 44 in models.
The difference is that the 2100 is an 8-ink printer and the Z3100 is a 12-ink
printer.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 26, 2006 0 comments

The Leica Digilux 3 is an interchangeable lens DSLR using the Four/Thirds system
lens mount. The kit lens is a Vario-Elmar 28-100mm lens. This 7.5MP has a LiveMOS
sensor for viewing while shooting and an integral image stabilization system.
The monityor preview permits a check on exposure and white balance prior to
talking the picture. ISO speeds are 100-1600, with a shutter speed range of
1/4000-60 sec, plus Bulb.



www.leica.com

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 26, 2006 0 comments

The Leica M8 marks the digitization of the famous Leica M line of rangefinder
cameras. The 10+ MP sensor, designed specifically for this camera, has a "native"
speed of 160, with a maximum ISO setting of 2500. Available later this year,
the M8 retains the classic Leica rangefinder look and feel, even down to the
baseplate cover removal for insertion of the memory card. Standard M lenses
made since 1954 will fit the mount, with a 1.33 focal length multiplication
factor. A new lens, the Tri-Elmar 16-21mm, has been introduced with the camera
as well. This, and all lenses made by Leica from July 1, 2006 onwards will have
special 6-bit coding on the bayonet ring, allowing lens data and special processing
instructions to be transferred to the image processor. Lenses made prior to
that date can be retrofitted with the coding, but can be used without it as
well.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 26, 2006 0 comments

Leaf has debuted its new Leaf Aptus S-Series at Photokina. The three new digital
camera backs: Leaf Aptus 75S, Leaf Aptus 65S, and Leaf Aptus 54S-- feature
record-breaking speed rates and unlimited burst depths.



The Leaf Aptus S-Series camera backs have the capability to deliver exceptional
shooting speeds from 0.8 seconds per frame--or as many as 75 frames per
minute--with unlimited burst depths. The design incorporates advanced,
accelerated image-processing hardware, including a new, lossless image-compression
engine, designed to achieve record-breaking speeds. Leaf has significantly accelerated
shooting speed by doubling the CCD sensor readout speed, and has also doubled
the buffer size to effectively support unlimited burst depths. The new S-Series
maximizes the newest Sandisk CompactFlash Extreme IV card technology for portable
shooting. The camera backs support the latest Firewire 800 standard for data
transfer of up to 800Mbps and sensitivity levels up to 800 ISO.



The Leaf Aptus is the world's first and only camera back with a built-in
6 x 7 cm touch screen LCD. This design innovation enables professional photographers
to work intuitively, accessing any point on the RAW image with one touch for
quick evaluation. The large touch screen gives one-tap access to a range of
essential functions and predefined settings that are typically needed before
and during a photo shoot. The interface can be accessed in six languages, including
Chinese and Japanese.



New Leaf Capture 10 versions for PC and Intel Mac

The latest version of Leaf Capture 10.1 now includes live video, a new temperature
slider, and additional new features. Leaf is also launching a PC version of
Leaf Capture 10. Designed for simplicity, the Leaf Capture 10 application is
the ideal shooting partner for professional photographers. The software supports
real-time adjustment and perfection of images while the photos are being taken,
using one clear, simple window to perform the tasks and view the results. With
the ability to view Leaf RAW images 1:1, photographers can see the true data
from their shots and check essential settings. The ease and efficiency of this
operation deliver significant timesavings and productivity gains.



At the show Leaf is showcasing three demonstration studios to represent a commercial
studio, a fashion shoot, and a surprise main attraction.

For additional information visit: www.leaf-photography.com.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 26, 2006 0 comments

In stores mid-September, the EOS Digital Rebel XTi camera is offered in both
sleek brushed silver patina and "pro" matte black finishes. It is
available in two kit configurations: with and without Canon's high quality
EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens. The EOS Digital Rebel XTi camera will be
available for an estimated selling price $899* with the zoom lens kit, while
the body only kit will carry and estimated selling price of $799*. In order
to maintain an appropriate pricing structure, the Digital Rebel XT model will
carry an adjusted estimated selling price of $799* with the zoom lens kit and
$699* for the body only kit.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 25, 2006 0 comments

Extensis, a division of Celartem Inc., has officially launched its new online
forums site for open discussion on all things related to Extensis and its product
lines. The Extensis Forums can be accessed at http://forums.extensis.com/
and community members are encouraged to post tips, tricks, questions and general
discussion on font and digital asset management markets.



The new Forums site is an interactive environment where Extensis users and employees
can communicate with, support, search for, and share industry knowledge with one
another on topics ranging from font management in Mac OS X and Windows to Portfolio
best practices. Extensis Forums is a neutral location for all font and digital
asset management dialogue and strives to provide interesting discussion and topics
for user to user conversation.



http://www.extensis.com...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 22, 2006 0 comments

The Art Of Digital Show is an international exhibition of digital art which will
take place October 6 through November 19, 2006 at the elegant Lyceum Theatre Gallery,
located in San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter. This venue is perfect for exhibiting
a large showcase of world-class digital art. The website for the exhibit is www.artofdigitalshow.com.
Hugh Davies, the Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, is the
Judge for the Art of Digital Show.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 21, 2006 0 comments

Fujifilm has announced the launch of the FinePix S9100, the latest model in
Fujifilm's SLR-styled digital camera line-up and successor to the FinePix
S9000. The FinePix S9100 features a 10.7x Fujinon optical zoom lens, nine MegaPixel
Fujifilm Super CCD sensor and ISO 80-1600 capabilities.



The camera's high sensitivity range, made possible by Fujifilm's
Real Photo Technology, enables FinePix S9100 users to capture images using natural
light in a wide variety of lighting conditions. In addition, Fujifilm's
Picture Stabilization technology uses the heightened sensitivity of the FinePix
S9100 and high-speed shutter settings to reduce blur caused by camera shake
and subject movement. This easy-to-access feature is selectable on the mode
dial and allows the FinePix S9100 to choose the correct light sensitivity and
best-matching shutter speed automatically for the highest quality digital pictures.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 20, 2006 0 comments

Specially designed for digital SLR cameras with an APS-C size image sensor,
this large aperture f/2.8 lens has a compact and lightweight construction of
76.3mm (3.0") in diameter, 132.6mm (5.2") in length and weighing
just 780g (27.5oz) (Nikon Mount).

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 19, 2006 0 comments

Eastman Kodak Company has announced four new innovative and user-friendly products
to the C and V lines of EASYSHARE Digital Cameras, including The KODAK EASYSHARE
V705 Dual Lens Digital Camera -- the world's smallest ultra-wide-angle
optical zoom digital camera, and the KODAK EASYSHARE C875 Zoom Digital Camera,
with 8.0 MP, 5X all glass SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH optical zoom lens.



Kodak designed the V705 to include KODAK RETINA Dual Lens Technology, which
touts two 7 MP sensors, anti-blur technology and KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology.
The V705 offers 5X optical zoom range and automatically adjust its setting when
choosing from 22 scenes and three color modes. Picture takers can even capture
up to 180 degrees with only 3 shots. The video features include the ability
to record VGA video (640 x 480) at 30 fps with sound, and convenient on-camera
video editing tools can be used to trim clips and create prints from video (4,
9 or 16 up), plus view and share single frames.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 18, 2006 0 comments

Three Ultra Hi-Definition photo printers from Epson are said to deliver the
ultimate professional-level prints to the home photo enthusiast at amazing print
speeds. The Ultra Hi-Definition product line consists of the Epson Stylus Photo
R260 and R380 photo printers, along with the Epson Stylus Photo RX580 photo
all-in-one.



A key component of the new product line is Claria ink, the latest in Epson's
long line of ink innovations, which is said to deliver superior image quality
with Ultra Hi-Definition richness, depth and clarity. With Claria ink and a
newly designed print head, these products deliver the fastest photo print speeds
of any previous Epson model, and print longevity that is superior to lab photos.


The Ultra Hi-Definition product line offers automatic photo correction, which
automatically adjusts improperly lit photos and corrects skin tones for better-looking
prints. All three models also print directly on ink jet printable CDs and DVDs
without messy labels.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 15, 2006 0 comments

Apple has unveiled the new Mac Pro, a quad Xeon, 64-bit desktop workstation
featuring two new Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors running up to 3.0 GHz and
a new system architecture that delivers up to twice the performance of the Power
Mac G5 Quad. With advanced performance, greater expansion, higher performance
graphics options and unprecedented customization, the newly designed Mac Pro
is the ideal system for the most demanding user. The introduction of the Mac
Pro marks the completion of a rapid and seamless transition for Apple, with
the entire Mac family now using Intel's latest processors.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 14, 2006 0 comments

Zeiss ZF is a new range of interchangeable lenses for Nikon SLR cameras, both
analog and digital. ZF lenses bring the highly acclaimed Carl Zeiss image quality
to the Nikon SLR camera system, which has been the preferred equipment of millions
of professional and ambitious amateur photographers for decades. ZF lenses can
also be used on the Sinar m professional digital camera and a multitude of industrial
video cameras using 3rd party lens adapters.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 13, 2006 0 comments

The
Zeiss Ikon SW is compatible with M bayonet mount lenses, and was designed specifically
for use with one of the ZEISS high performance super-wide angle lenses: Distagon
T* 2.8/15 ZM or one of the Biogon T* types from the ZEISS ZM range.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 12, 2006 0 comments

Beginning in June 2006, the Carl Zeiss Camera Lens Division assumed full responsibility
for the distribution of its products in the United States and Canada. The division
is implementing this measure in preparation for the launch of the new ZF lenses
for Nikon SLR & DSLR cameras and other future product lines. The company's
new sales department will also be responsible for the Zeiss Ikon camera system
previously distributed by a partner. The product line available for this rangefinder
camera includes ZM lenses, a unique line of premium ZEISS M bayonet lenses.

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