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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 19, 2007 0 comments

Photodex Corporation has announced the release of the next generation of its
slide show software, ProShow Gold.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 18, 2007 0 comments

Delkin Devices, Inc. has announced the SensorScope£ System, said by the
company to be the safest and most effective system for cleaning your digital SLR
image sensor. The SensorScope (patent pending) is the first and only sensor inspection
device in the market designed for DSLRs. Its use of magnification and focused,
high intensity light enables camera owners to inspect their camera's sensor
to see if it needs cleaning.



The
SensorScope looks like a camera lens; however, it allows you to look back into
your camera to inspect your sensor. The SensorScope is easily portable and provides
a 5x magnification lens and 4 ultra bright LED lights, which are focused to completely
illuminate the field of inspection. Although specifically designed for Canon and
Nikon DSLRs, the SensorScope may be used on any manufacturer's DSLR.



The SensorScope system includes the new DigitalDuster cleaning kit with the SensorVac,
SensorWand£ and SensorSolution.



Four different types of contaminants can show up on your DSLR camera sensor. These
vary by their chemical components. The most common types of debris that show up
are dry, and look like dust. This "dust" can be made up of one of
four materials:



· Silica/Quartz: these hard particles such as rock or sand can easily cause
scratches

· Metallic: hard particles such as metal shavings from the manufacturing
of the camera

· Fiber: synthetic materials such as nylon

· Organic: pollen, skin cells, and similar material
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 18, 2007 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. has announced that renowned documentary and
National Geographic photographer Chris Rainier has shared new tips for lighting
under less-than-ideal conditions at Kingston's `Icons of Photography'
Web site. In this month's tip, Rainier tackles illumination challenges
he has faced in exotic locations and explains how his lighting solutions can
be applied a little closer to home.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 17, 2007 0 comments

MediaStreet Inc. has used its award-winning photo inks and papers to produce
a magnificent photo exhibit to raise money to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
Produced with MediaStreet's Generations inks and enlarged to 30x40-inches
on their Royal Renaissance papers, the exhibit-quality prints were displayed
during the foundation's annual Gala fundraiser. The gallery prints were
auctioned individually to the highest bidders during a live auction. ? ?With
the help of MediaStreet's participation and other corporate sponsors,
Cystic Fibrosis was able to raise more than $130K for CF research.



"It is a wonderful feeling to know that our products and services were
used to raise funding for medical research," said Norm Levy, President
of MediaStreet. "The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is geared toward one thing
-- raising money for research to find a cure for CF. We were honored to
be asked for our help and thrilled to do whatever we could to help," Mr.
Levy added.



About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation?When the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was
established in 1955, children with cystic fibrosis (CF) were not expected to
live long enough to attend elementary school. Thanks, in large part, to the
Foundation's aggressive investments in innovative research and comprehensive
care, the median survival age for people with this disease is now nearly 37
years.???After more than 50 years of service, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
remains committed to its core mission: to develop more therapies that will extend
and enhance the lives of those with cystic fibrosis and ultimately to find a
cure or control for CF.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 16, 2007 0 comments

Purchasers of the promotional boxes of Ilford Multigrade IV Deluxe Photographic
paper will find three rolls of 36-exposure Ilford HP5 Plus film included at no
extra charge, along with a invitation to accept the challenge of producing an
image worthy of printing on the iconic boxes of Ilford paper.



The HP5 Plus Challenge, which applies only to Canada and the USA, runs until May
31, 2007, and is open to any Photographer using Ilford HP5 Plus. The special promotional
boxes of Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe, which are available from all Ilford Photo
dealers while supplies last, include three free rolls of HP5 Plus film, whether
or not the purchaser is willing to take up the challenge.



Given all the Photographic benefits provided with this film, the Ilford HP5 Plus
Challenge is simply a matter of finding the ideal location or subject and conditions,
and capturing it for history, then basking in the glow of being able to tell future
generations still storing paper in the legendary Ilford boxes, "I did that."



In addition to the kudos attached to having an image recorded in this way, the
winner will receive $1,250 of prize money, with the runners-up receiving $500
and $250 respectively for second and third places.



The subject matter of entered images (maximum 10 prints) is entirely open to the
Photographer, but they must be shot on Ilford HP5 Plus film and printed on Ilford
black-and-white Photographic paper, un-mounted and no larger than 8x10ins.



Winning prints will be selected by a panel of judges, which will also consider
the suitability of the image in the square format used on Ilford boxes. The winning
entries will be announced on June 30, 2007. Full competition entry details can
be found on the Ilford Photo website at www.IlfordPhoto.com/hp5pluschallenge
or obtained by calling the HP5 Plus Challenge hotline: 201-471-0230.



Full details of Ilford HP5 Plus film, Ilford Multigrade IV Deluxe paper and all
Ilford Photo black-and-white products can be found at www.IlfordPhoto.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 15, 2007 0 comments

onOne Software, Inc. has announced the spring 2007 availability of Genuine
Fractals 5. In addition, anyone who purchases Genuine Fractals 4.1 or Genuine
Fractals Print Pro 4.1 on or after December 18, 2006 will receive a free upgrade
to Genuine Fractals 5 once it becomes available.



The new version of onOne Software's flagship product Genuine Fractals
will feature several new improvements and workflow enhancements including:

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 12, 2007 0 comments

Fujifilm U.S.A., Inc. is pleased to announce plans to re-introduce an ISO 50 Fujichrome
Velvia professional film, tentatively named Velvia II. Fujichrome Velvia (RVP
50) was the first high color saturation, high contrast transparency E-6 compatible
film when it was introduced in 1990 and was a favorite among photographers. Its
discontinuation was announced last year due to difficulties in procuring some
of the raw materials used to produce the emulsion.



As a result, Fujifilm research and development teams have developed substitute
raw materials and new manufacturing technologies that enable the company to restart
production. The new film is expected to be available in late spring 2007. The
characteristics of the new emulsion will mirror that of the previous product.



www.fujifilmusa.com
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 11, 2007 0 comments

Pelican Products, Inc.has unveiled the 1630 Transport Case. With more than 8,250
cubic inches of possible storage space, the 1630 is said to be ideal for safely
transporting heavy equipment. Transit-friendly features include two double-hand
side-grips for easy team lifting, two heavy-duty sets of polyurethane wheels
with stainless-steel ball bearings and nylon hubs for long wheel-life and an
extension handle (with effortless release latch) for easy transport.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 09, 2007 0 comments

The new Sekonic L-758DR DigitalMaster is the world's first multi-function
light meter than can be programmed to match the sensitivity of digital camera
sensors or types of film for perfect exposure control. The L-758DR DigitalMaster
offers all the features found on the popular L-558R DualMaster, however, that's
where the similarities end. From its inception, the L-758DR has been designed
from the ground up to address the needs of today's digital photographers.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 09, 2007 0 comments

Profoto has launched a new battery flash generator, the AcuteB, said to set
new standards for lightweight, portable flash equipment. Compared to their battery
generators, the Pro-B2 and the Pro-7b, the new AcuteB 600 generator measures
only 7.5x 7.5 x5 in., including the handle, and weighs 10.8 pounds. It features
a maximum output of 600 Ws and a power range of 7 f-stops.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 08, 2007 0 comments

Popabrella is a uniquely designed umbrella and mount system that connects directly
to the tripod socket of any compact point and shoot digital or digital video
camera. Popabrella can be adjusted to just about any position because of its
patented 360° ball-socket and slide system. It not only helps to protect
your camera from the elements but it can also be used as an excellent tool for
reducing lens flare. Popabrella can also easily mount to any standard tripod
and will fold up into a convenient size that will tuck neatly away into your
camera bag.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 05, 2007 0 comments

Tenba's Air Case line of lightweight, shippable equipment transport cases
has been enhanced by the introduction of an exclusive Datapanel identification
system that facilitates faster, easier and more reliable shipping, tracking,
tracing and identification. The new feature will be supplied as standard equipment
on those Air Case models and sizes typically used for equipment shipping, rental
houses and similar applications. The Datapanel consists of a durable, rubberized
assembly secured to the case with military-grade, seatbelt-type webbing and
heavily reinforced nylon stitching. Massive #10 YKK zippers on both sides pull
down from beneath a protective Velcro closure flap to open the panel and access
its features. The most prominent of these features is a large, clear vinyl shipping
window that securely holds, protects and clearly presents a standard FedEx or
UPS-type waybill, eliminating the need to tape or otherwise fasten shipping
documents to the case. As a result, preparation time is reduced, the need for
messy and unreliable tape is eliminated, documents are far more secure, and
the overall appearance and presentation of the case is cleaner and more professional.
The shipping window itself is instantly user-replaceable if needed, but--like
the entire Datapanel assembly-- is built to withstand the rigors of regular
shipping, baggage handling and long-term professional use.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 04, 2007 0 comments

Lowepro is adding a new model to its line of SlingShot AW sling camera bags.
The new SlingShot 300 AW is designed to hold professional digital SLR camera
bodies with an attached zoom lens, plus five to six additional lenses, flash
units, memory cards and personal accessories. The Lowepro SlingShot 300 AW will
be available in early 2007 with a suggested list price of $124.99.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 03, 2007 0 comments

onOne Software, Inc., has announced that Mask Pro 4 -- the upgrade to
the company's digital image masking plug-in Mask Pro 3 -- will begin
shipping on November 18, 2006. Mask Pro 4 provides a complete collection of
Photoshop plug-in tools that allow users flexibility when tackling the most
challenging masking job. And this new version focuses on teaching the user how
to best use each comprehensive toolset for masking a wide range of images.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 02, 2007 0 comments

The Tamron "Make Your Mark: Landmarks--Natural or Manmade"
2007 Photo Contest was open to U.S. residents submitting any original photograph
prominently including a natural or manmade landmark that was taken with a Tamron
lens. The Grand Prize: A Tamron AF18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Aspherical LD Di II (IF)
Macro zoom lens in the DSLR mount of the winner's choice, plus having
the winning picture showcased in the Tamron Viewfinder newsletter, and in the
Gallery section of the popular Tamron website. In addition, twenty photographers
whose images were selected as Favorites would have their names and winning images
published on the website for all to admire.

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