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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 19, 2006 0 comments

Iomega's new triple-interface 7200-RPM external hard drives range in capacity
from 160GB to 400GB, are whisper-quiet in operation, and include USB 2.0 FireWire
400, and FireWire 800 interfaces for maximum versatility for both Mac and PC
users. With pricing starting at $199 for the 160GB model, $279 for the 250GB
model, and $429 for the 400GB model, the units are packaged in an attractive,
rugged enclosure with a high-gloss black finish.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 18, 2006 0 comments

The new APO 135-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG lens from Sigma Corporation is a compact,
ultra-telephoto zoom lens optimized for use with digital SLR cameras. Sigma's
says that their multi-layer lens coating and advanced lens design reduces flare
and ghosting and also creates an optimum color balance and better picture quality
through the entire zoom range.

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Posted: Jan 13, 2006 0 comments

The new Quantum QTTL D19w adapter links the Hasselblad H1, H1D, H2 and H2D cameras
to Quantum's Qflash. The adapter interfaces with the Qflash T5d, T4d,
T2D, X2D & X4D "Digital" flashes to provide full dedication
to these professional cameras.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 11, 2006 3 comments

According to an announcement issued by Nikon UK, the company intends to concentrate its efforts on digital cameras and accessories, and plans to discontinue production of most film cameras, manual focus lenses and related accessories.

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Posted: Jan 10, 2006 0 comments

Microtek's new CX6 XGA DLP Projector features 2,000 ANSI lumens brightness
to satisfy the stringent display requirements of demanding enthusiasts. At 7.8
lbs., the CX6 is portable enough to go anywhere--yet its high 2,000 lumens
brightness provides crisp, clear imaging. The unit's high 2000:1 contrast
ratio ensures that content is rendered in vivid detail, color and clarity.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 10, 2006 0 comments

If you are among the growing number of photographers who use an Apple iPod
to store digital images while on the road, you should take a look at the new
i1030 Micro Case from Pelican Products. This tough, watertight case features
a molded rubber compartment that fits the Apple iPod (3rd and 4th generations),
iPod Mini with belt clip, and the new iPod video.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 09, 2006 0 comments

The new Media Buddy portable storage device from Digital Foci is a hard drive
and card reader that lets you securely save digital photos in the field, so
that you needn't worry about running out of memory card space. The unit's
built-in memory card slots lets you copy and store photos directly from any
digital camera card. Available in 30GB and 80GB versions, Media Buddy features
a backlit text-based LCD screen that enables you to view file information and
operation status.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 06, 2006 0 comments

Maha Energy Corp. has introduced a dependable, high-speed charger with eight
independent circuits for charging any combination of one to eight AA, AAA, C
or D batteries. Boasting strength and durability, the rugged MH-C808M Multi
Charger employs multiple fixed charging contacts, ensuring positive connection.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 05, 2006 0 comments

Pentax has announced the smc DA FISH-EYE 10--17mm F3.5-4.5 ED [IF] lens.
Designed exclusively for use with the Pentax line of digital SLRs, this interchangeable
lens offers fish-eye to super wide-angle performance in a single unit. Mounted
on the Pentax *ist D series of digital SLRs, the new lens will capture fish-eye
imagery with a 180° angle-of-view and a focal length of 10mm.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 04, 2006 0 comments

Olympus has introduced the H512 MB Type H-Series xD-Picture Card, a new high-speed
memory media designed for ultra-compact digital cameras.

The new memory card uses the latest storage technology to pack
512 MB of memory and high-speed performance onto an ultra-compact card measuring
just 25mmx20mm1.7mm.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 03, 2006 0 comments

Nikon Inc. is recalling EN-EL3 batteries as detailed in a service advisory
(issued Nov. 7. 2005) because of possible overheating and melting. The recall
involves over 700,000 affected battery packs (including 200,000 in the US) that
were packaged with the Nikon D100, D70 and D50 and also sold as accessories
under model number 26265. Replacement will be free of charge. Although only
four incidents of problems have been reported to date, replacement of batteries
with the pertinent lot numbers is strongly recommended. Full specifics are available
at http://www.nikonusa.com/email_images/nikonusa/service_advisory/battery.html
on the Nikon Web site. To receive instructions and materials for the return
of your affected EN-EL3 battery pack, postage prepaid, and your free replacement,
click here http://www.nikondealernet.com/sa2.asp
or call toll free 1-800-645-6678.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 28, 2005 0 comments

Adobe has released an updated beta version (v3.3, 11/10/05) of their Adobe
Camera Raw plug-in for raw file conversion with a few enhancements. (Compatible
only with Photoshop CS 2 as well as Elements 3.0 and 4.0.) Support for additional
cameras has also been added, including the Canon EOS 5D, EOS 1D Mark II N, Pentax
*ist DL and *ist DS2. A minor fix has also been made to the Adobe DNG converter,
"improved decoding for some camera models". Do note that this is a
beta version, although it appeared to work perfectly in my preliminary tests.
When installing the Camera Raw plug-in, be sure to follow the instructions exactly
as described on the Adobe web site. The download for Mac and Windows is available
at http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/new.jsp.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 23, 2005 0 comments

Lexar Media's LockTight technology will now be supported in the Nikon
D200 digital SLR, enabling users to fully utilize the camera's advanced
feature set, including security functionality and burst mode shooting. Lexar
Professional LockTight CompactFlash is a unique security technology that allows
photographers and organizations to control access to information stored on the
user's memory cards. The Nikon D200 is the most affordable digital camera
that includes built-in LockTight functionality.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 22, 2005 0 comments

HP is offering two digital photography software products that enable consumers
to print high-quality photos at home in two simple steps. Available as a free
download, HP Photosmart Essential 1.9 offers a variety of photo organizing,
editing and sharing tools and can be expanded with free new features or upgrades
as they are released. Among the offerings are Holiday Card Packs that enable
users to create personalized holiday greeting cards by dragging and dropping
photos into professionally designed templates.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 21, 2005 0 comments

Extensis has unveiled Portfolio 8, the latest edition of their popular digital
asset management solution. The new version of Portfolio provides industrial-strength
workflow features to organize and share digital files with visual catalogs and
embedded metadata--making it easy to quickly find, route and distribute
valuable material like images, brochures, layouts and logos within asset creation
workgroups and externally with global partners.

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