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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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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 20, 2005 0 comments

Tamrac's new Adventure 7 photo backpack is cleverly designed to not look
like a camera bag, enabling photographers to transport their expensive gear
with less risk of theft. This sleek photo backpack features a padded lower compartment
for protecting photo gear and a large top section for carrying personal items.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 19, 2005 0 comments

Delkin Devices is now shipping a Universal version of their popular Pop-Up
Shade that enables you to see your camera's LCD screen in the sun and
protect it from damage. The sturdy, lightweight covers are easily installed
and protect a digital camera's expensive LCD screen. Universal Pop-Up
Shades are designed to work on most digital point-and-shoot cameras and feature
a two-part design that allows the shade portion to be removed, leaving the LCD
guard in place.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 16, 2005 0 comments

Uniross has expanded its broad assortment of sophisticated battery chargers
with the introduction of a line of compact, versatile models designed for travelers
who need to recharge their batteries anywhere in the world. The Uniross Globe
Trotter chargers come complete with three international plugs that enable them
to be used in 90% of countries throughout the world.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 14, 2005 0 comments

Lyson, Inc., a leading provider of inks and media has introduced a bulk ink
feed system and bulk ink for Hewlett-Packard's popular Designjet 5000
and 5500 large format printers. The new Lyson bulk feed system features specially
modified REPLEO bulk ink cartridges with an everlasting chip. Lyson's
REPLEO ink sets are color matched to original OEM inks, in this case HP's
dye and pigment-based (UV) offerings, so there is no need to create new color
profiles.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 14, 2005 0 comments

Eastman Kodak Co. is now shipping the highly anticipated EasyShare-One--a
unique compact digicam that enables the user to send e-mail from the camera,
to connect to the Kodak EasyShare Gallery from Wi-Fi hotspots, and to optimize
viewing and operation via an intuitive touch screen and graphical menu interface.

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