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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 12, 2005 0 comments

Sekonic has announced the new Sekonic L-308S FlashMate, which offers all of the
features of the popular Sekonic L-308BII with a digital twist. Sekonic redesigned
the popular L-308BII to accommodate the demand for an affordable, lightweight,
digital-ready light meter. The new L-308S offers the latest in component technology
and precise calibration for accurate digital exposures. Software enhancements
now offer the photographer a choice of full, 1/2 or 1/3 f/stop increments to complement
digital camera displays.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 11, 2005 0 comments

Maha Energy Corp., maker of PowerEx brand batteries and chargers, has announced
an Ultra High Capacity rated addition to its NiMH battery product line, the
PowerEx 2500mAh AA batteries. These batteries can be recharged hundreds of times
with no memory effect. Memory free operation means PowerEx batteries may be
charged anytime without having to drain them all the way first, saving time
without compromising performance. PowerEx batteries are also said to recycle
flash in half the time compared to fresh alkaline batteries.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 08, 2005 0 comments

Send us your best, most creative "rebel" digital photo in one of these
categories:

family, sports, portrait, outdoor, or travel. Break the rules - send in the shots
you normally wouldn't think to take.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 08, 2005 0 comments

Eastman Kodak Company has expanded its image sensor portfolio for medium-format
camera manufacturers with announcement of the KODAK KAF-18000CE, a new 18 million
pixel image sensor. This sensor has been selected by Pentax Corporation for
use in the PENTAX 645 Digital camera now being developed. With 18.6 million
total pixels, the sensor provides an output resolution of 18 megapixels to capture
images with exceptional clarity and detail. New to the KAF-18000CE is a dual-output
architecture that enables faster sensor read-out times, allowing camera designers
to achieve increased frame rates in their final camera designs. With this unique
combination of image quality and speed, the KAF-18000CE is said to provide manufacturers
with an affordable image sensor that is ideal for landscape, fashion, or wedding
photography.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 07, 2005 0 comments

Nikon has introduced the new ultra-slim Coolpix S1 - a 5.1-megapixel camera
featuring state-of-the-art technology like the exclusive new Face Priority AF
(Auto Focus) feature, enhanced image quality and improved speed, within a smooth,
compact design that features the line's first, bright 2.5-inch LCD screen. Nikon's
new Face Priority AF ensures that faces remain in focus when shooting portraits
by automatically sensing the presence of a human face within the frame and setting
accurate focus accordingly.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 06, 2005 0 comments

Media Street, Inc., supplier of digital imaging products, announces the launch
of MyGallery, an online and offline photo-facility to store, view, share, and
print photos at home, at studio or at the Generations Print Lab. MyGallery can
be accessed at http://mygallery.mediastreet.com.
Photographers can now import images from their digital cameras and store their
photos in MyGallery. The images can be stored, shared or printed using combination
of MediaStreet's award-winning inks and/or media. Themed slide-shows can
also be created using MediaStreet's eMotion Multimedia Digital Frames.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 05, 2005 0 comments

Lyson, Inc.has named Kenneth A. Holtane as Technical Support Manager for its
photographic products. Holtane comes to Lyson with a strong background in technical
service and field applications engineering. Most recently, Holtane served as
Senior Technical Service/Applications Field Engineer for ILFORD, where he was
responsible for pre- and post-sales technical support and service to sales representatives
and direct customers throughout ILFORD's 13-state Midwest region. At Lyson,
Holtane's responsibilities extend nationally.



"For a market as broad and rapidly changing as the photographic market,
it is imperative that technical support be informed, responsive, and highly
skilled in the use of RIPs, profiles, and other digital imaging tools and applications,"
says Tony Martin, president of Lyson, Inc. "Ken Holtane combines these
capabilities with a unique ability to communicate clearly, regardless of the
audience he's addressing. His addition to the Lyson team further strengthens
the value we offer to the photographic value chain -- from dealers and
distributors to the end user."



www.lyson.com

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 04, 2005 0 comments

I
was honored to be selected by my peers at the Digital Image Cafe as photographer
of the year. I would like to extend a big thank you for your support and encouragement.
I would also like to thank DIC for the creating the best photography/contest
site on the internet allowing us to showcase our work and help each other learn
and grow as artists!

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 01, 2005 0 comments

Fine art printmakers and their customers will soon have a guarantee on the longevity
of certain Epson fine art prints through Epson's new UltraGiclée(tm)
print certification program. This certification will enable printmakers to sell
their work and enable customers to buy these prints with confidence that the
prints will last.



UltraGiclée certified fine art prints, which can only be created on selected
Epson professional printers using select professional media and EPSON UltraChrome(tm)
ink, will be warranted to resist noticeable fading for 80 years from the original
date of purchase when the print is printed, framed, handled and displayed according
to warranty conditions. If a warranted print fades, Epson will provide the ink
and paper needed to make a replacement print. Current certified printers include
the EPSON Stylus Pro 4000, 7600 and 9600 printers, and certified media include
UltraSmooth(tm) Fine Art Paper, Textured Fine Art Paper and PremierArt(tm) Water
Resistant Canvas for Epson.



Wilhelm Imaging Research (www.wilhelm-research.com)
has independently tested the printers, inks and papers used in Epson's UltraGiclée
certification program for the fine art, fine art reproduction and fine art photography
industries. Final prints made according to the program's specifications will
be registered and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.


In order to earn UltraGiclée certification, printmakers will attend a
training class on proper printing and finishing techniques. Classes will be
offered starting in late spring in various cities across the country. Details
will be available at www.epson.com/ultragiclee
beginning March 14.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 31, 2005 0 comments

As one professional high-tech manufacturer specialized in battery industry,
Number king Tech Co., ltd engaged in research, development, producing and marketing
of battery packs. Our main products include battery packs for digital cameras,camcorders,
PDA, laptops, mobile phones,etc . Due to the high quality, reasonable prices,
prompt delivery, excellent aftersales service, our products are popular in the
international market. Now our battery packs have sold to USA, European countries,
Southeast Asia, Middle east countries and enjoy a good reputation.



----Shenzhen Number King Tech Co., Ltd has been carrying through ISO9001: 2000
Quality Control system since the establishment, and most of our products have
already got CE certificate which can favor our company International Credibility
as a leader in the field of battery technology . Owing to the abundant funds,
advanced equipments, experienced researcher, professional talents in batteries,
Number King can develop and produce the special products according to the different
requirements of the customers in order to meet the different demands of the
market. We can provide you with both ODM and OEM service.



----Holding the enterprise's tenet "Specializing in the development of
battery packs, Creating the national Brand, to be the leader of the industry.
"Number King is eager to be your loyal cooperator and sincere partner for
long term business relationship. Number King would like to lead you to the wonderful
battery world and work with you together to embrace the prosperous future

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 30, 2005 0 comments

Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc., announces the development of three
new "DT" lenses - interchangeable Digital technology (DT) lenses designed
for the Maxxum Series digital SLR cameras, including the Maxxum 7D. These new
zoom lenses will expand the lineup of Konica Minolta interchangeable lenses
for Maxxum Series cameras. The DT Lenses employ a new optical system that is
specifically designed for digital SLR cameras, including the Maxxum 7D, which
incorporate an APS-C size CCD image sensor. Plans are to launch these Digital
Technology (DT) Lenses worldwide in the fall of 2005.



Developing interchangeable lenses for digital SLR cameras with an optical system
optimized for the popular Maxxum 7D meets the needs of users who would prefer
to take ultra-wide- angle pictures, users who would like to take pictures with
a compact standard zoom, and users who would like to easily take telephoto shots
without changing the lens.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 29, 2005 0 comments

It was standing room only in New York, Chicago, Seattle and Los Angeles -
the first four stops of the Just Show Me How Professional seminar tour, where
attendees learned a variety of tools and techniques that address digital workflow
issues of the professional photographer. Only six cities remain on this popular
ten city tour, so only a limited number of attendees will get to benefit from
this valuable information. The remaining cities are:

· Dallas, TX: March 13th

· Boston, MA: April 3rd

· Washington, DC: April 10th

· San Diego, CA: April 17th

· San Francisco, CA: May 1st

· Orlando, FL: May 15th



Several leading digital photography companies -- including Extensis, GretagMacbeth,
Lexar, Mirra, Nik Multimedia, Wacom, Microsoft, Adobe, and Blue Pixel - have
partnered together to address critical workflow issues that help professional
photographers stay competitive. While most seminars focus on the camera, editing,
or printing, the Just Show Me How seminar gives photographers the tools and
knowledge they need to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the complete
digital process - after they've taken the picture.



The seminars are taught by Rob Galbraith, professional photographer and digital
photography educator. Rob teaches attendees how to:

· Automate the transfer of digital images to the computer

· Sort and select digital images efficiently

· Construct a complete, color-managed editing environment

· Select and effectively use the correct tools and plug-ins for Photoshop

· Backup and catalog digital images for easy searching and retrieval

· Print digital images quickly and effectively

· Implement goof-proof methods for making files available to clients



About Rob Galbraith

A professional photojournalist who converted to digital photography in 1994,
Rob Galbraith is a respected editorial freelance photographer, digital photography
trainer, and digital imaging workflow consultant. He was the first photographer
to have a digitally shot photograph nominated for the prestigious National Newspaper
Award, one of journalism's highest honors in Canada. As a trainer, he
has consulted to more than 200 news organizations, top-tier photographers and
digital product manufacturers worldwide and has led dozens of seminars on the
use of digital cameras in professional photography. He is also the author of
The Digital Photojournalist's Guide, a book on the use of digital cameras
in photojournalism that spanned 4 editions. In addition, he is the publisher
of Rob Galbraith Digital Photography Insights (www.robgalbraith.com),
a web site for serious and professional digital photographers.



Seminar Registration Details

Interested seminar attendees should visit www.justshowmehowpro.com
to register for an upcoming event. The cost to attend is $149 in advance or
$169 for day of, walk-in registration.



About the Just Show Me How partners:

· Adobe (www.adobe.com)
helps people and businesses communicate better through its world-leading digital
imaging, design and document technology platforms for consumers, creative professionals
and enterprises

· Blue Pixel's (www.bluepixel.net)
mission is to teach digital photography from an unbiased, real world perspective
by leading digital photographers

· Extensis (www.extensis.com),
a Celartem company, is the world's leading provider of software solutions
that empower digital asset creators and users

· GretagMacbeth (www.gretagmacbeth.com)
is a worldwide technology leader of color management solutions for graphic arts,
photography, digital imaging, paints, plastics, apparel, textiles and automotive,
among other industries

· Lexar (www.lexar.com)
is a leading manufacturer and marketer of high-performance digital media and
accessories

· Microsoft (www.microsoft.com),
founded in 1975, is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet
technologies for personal and business computing

· Mirra (www.mirra.com)
delivers the only smart and easy way to store, share, retrieve, and protect
digital photos - the Mirra Personal Server

· Nik Multimedia, Inc. (www.nikmultimedia.com)
provides innovative software solutions for the emerging digital imaging, photographic
and graphic design markets

· Wacom Technology (www.wacom.com)
is the leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays and pen
input technology for mobile devices

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 28, 2005 0 comments

The new SP AF11-18mm F/4.5-5.6 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF), an ultra wideangle
zoom lens, is designed for exclusive use on digital SLR cameras with smaller-size
image sensors. The lens uses a new optical system specially designed for digital
SLR cameras, in addition to the use of a glass-molded aspherical element having
a large clear aperture, hybrid aspherical elements, and elements using such
special glass materials as high index/high dispersion glass and low dispersion
optical glass, for outstanding optical performance.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 25, 2005 0 comments

Olympus has announced the development of what they dub the world's fastest
"Designed for Digital" interchangeable fixed-aperture wide zoom
lenses. Designed for use with Olympus E-System digital SLR cameras, including
the E-1 and EVOLT E-300, these three new Digital Specific lenses -- Zuiko
Digital ED 14-35mm f2.0, Zuiko Digital ED 35-100mm f2.0 and Zuiko Digital ED
90-250mm f2.8 -- feature fixed apertures through the entire zoom range.
These three lenses are due to go on sale in fourth quarter of 2005.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 24, 2005 0 comments

Nikon has introduced the new D2Hs professional digital SLR camera that incorporates
several new enhancements and features. An all-new image processing engine in
the camera produces images with higher quality, finer gradations and lower noise,
while a newly refined exposure metering system improves on Nikon's 3D
Color Matrix technology. The D2Hs Auto White Balance and auto focusing systems
have been fine tuned to deliver precise, accurate results and an enhanced buffer
now offers continuous shooting at 8 frames per second for up to 50 consecutive
shots (JPEG, FINE).

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