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George Schaub Posted: Oct 28, 2004 0 comments

Westcott has recently made a new addition to its line of Soft Box Light Modifiers
by introducing the New Masters Brush. The New Masters allows users to create more
defined shadowing, which enhances depth and adds contour.



Westcott worked directly on the design with Master Photographer Ken Cook, a third
generation family studio owner with over 50 years of experience. The specially
designed multi layer front panel along with the Barn Door and internal baffle
creates a 2 f-Stop differential between the center or the heart of the light and
the outer edges. This allows users to achieve the lighting patterns created by
the old Masters of Photography using split, broad and short lighting, including
all the variations of Rembrandt and Butterfly Lighting.
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George Schaub Posted: Oct 27, 2004 0 comments

With the arrival of digital recording and software-based post-processing, techniques
for achieving perfect panning shots and 360° panoramic views are attracting
a lot of attention in the photographic world. The new Novoflex Panorama-VR system
is said to meet the demands of professional photographers for an easy-to-use
adjuster system to rotate a camera 360° around a nodal point.

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George Schaub Posted: Oct 18, 2004 0 comments

Elinchrom has introduced the Style 400 BX portable compact flash units. Two new
inexpensive kits, street priced at $995 and $1098, incorporate the latest innovations
in Multivoltage technology with all the accessories necessary to plug-in anywhere.



Featured in both kits, the EL 400 BXECON and EL 400 BX KIT, is the new Style BX
400 Multivoltage with automatic voltage detection from 90 V--260 V, a rapid
recycle time of 1 sec. in a lightweight monobloc weighing only 4.3 lbs.. Additionally,
both kits offer the new digitally stabilized 400BX monoblocs along with all the
lighting equipment and accessories necessary for capturing the most demanding
images while at the same time giving the photographer the ability to travel quick
and light. The EL 400BXKIT adds two Manfrotto light stands and a convenient Stand
Bag.



The new Style 400 BX Multivoltage compact flash unit features power ranges of
25 - 400 Ws and has the ability to work with 5 f-stops, ranging from 1/16 to 1/1.
The 400 BX is lightweight, weighing only 4.3 pounds (1.95 kg) and is compact for
in or out of studio use, with dimensions of 21 x 14cm (length x diameter). The
new head kit includes a plug-in omega flashtube precisely positioned 20 mm from
the internal reflector. The positioning helps avoid uneven illumination that often
results from non-concentric or U-shaped flashtubes.



Web: www.bogenimaging.us


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 06, 2004 0 comments

Corel today
announced that Corel® Painter™ IX, the world's most powerful
Natural-Media® painting and illustration software, is now available for
pre-order. Hitting the streets in October, Corel Painter IX allows commercial
designers, photographers, and professional artists to use their natural talents
and techniques to create breathtaking works of art.

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George Schaub Posted: Oct 04, 2004 0 comments

SanDisk
Corporation has introduced the world's fastest flash memory cards --
the SanDisk Extreme III line of CompactFlash, SD and Memory Stick PRO digital
film cards. The CompactFlash and SD cards have minimum write and read speeds
of 20 megabytes per second (MB/sec.).Memory Stick PRO has minimum write and
read speeds of 18 MB/sec. The SanDisk Extreme III cards, which range in capacity
between one and four gigabytes (GB), have essentially double the performance
speeds of SanDisk's predecessor Extreme product line which currently has
the fastest working cards in many of today's leading digital single lens
reflex (SLR) cameras.

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George Schaub Posted: Oct 01, 2004 0 comments

Extensis Inc. has announced an update
to its Pro Photo Raw Image Filter for Portfolio 7. The updated filter will be
a free upgrade for registered owners of Extensis' digital asset management (DAM)
solution for organizing digital photos, illustrations, page layouts and presentations.



With the Pro Photo Raw Image Filter, Portfolio generates high-quality thumbnails
and previews from the unprocessed raw image files created by professional digital
cameras from Nikon, Olympus, Kodak, Canon, Fuji, Konica-Minolta, Pentax and Imacon.
With the Pro Photo Raw Image Filter, Portfolio 7 can extract EXIF metadata and
IPTC from the Raw files, create thumbnails for displaying the images in catalogs,
and generate high-resolution JPEG previews on the fly for detailed viewing, printing,
slideshows and QuickTime movies.



The Pro Photo Raw Image filter for Portfolio is powered by technology from Bibble
Labs.



The following cameras and file formats are supported by the updated Pro Photo
Raw Image Filter for Portfolio 7:



Nikon - D1/D1x/D1h/D100, D70/D2h

Fuji S2 Pro/S7000Z

Olympus- E10/E20/E1/C5050/C5060

Kodak - DCS 14n/DCS 760C/DCS 760M/720X/ Pro Back/Pro Back Plus/Pro Back 645 for
Contax, Mamiva and Hasselblad H1/DCS SLR/n/DCS SLR/c



Canon - EOS D30/ EOS D60/ EOS 10D/ EOS 1D/ EOS 1Ds/ EOS 1D Mark II/ EOS Digital
Rebel/300D/Kiss/ Powershot G5/ Powershot G3/Powershot G2/ Powershot G1/ Powershot
S50/ Powershot S45/ Powershot S40/ Powershot S30/ Powershot Pro90 IS



Konica-Minolta - A1/A2

Pentax - *ist D

Imacon - (extracts 680X680 preview and metadata only. Extensis recommends the
newest version of Flexcolor for proper metadata support) Flexframe 3020/Flexframe
4040/All iXpress Backs/ All Flextight Scanners using FFF format.



Support for additional cameras will be added in the future.



Pricing and Availability


The Pro Photo Raw Image Filter for Portfolio will be available by later in 2004
via download from the Extensis website and is free of charge for registered Portfolio
7 users. Portfolio 7 is available for a suggested retail price of $199.95US for
full product.



Contact: www.extensis.com
or call 1-800-796-9798.

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George Schaub Posted: Sep 28, 2004 0 comments

Lexar Media, Inc. has introduced two new Professional CompactFlash Readers
designed to address professional photographers' need for almost instantaneous
data transfer and an improved project workflow. Built with material similar
to a digital camera, with a unique industrial design of hardened plastic and
rubber over mold, the new card readers can be easily stacked and daisy-chained
together for concurrent download of images. In addition, the new card readers
support Lexar's ActiveMemory System for improved photography workflow.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 20, 2004 0 comments



Nikon has announced their lineup for
the fall in anticiplation of photokina, the worldwide trade show to be held in
Germany in the coming weeks. Following is a synopsis from the Nikon release. Watch
for complete details in coming issues of Shutterbug.



Nikon D2X:

Using brand new innovations in sensor design and image processing, the D2X delivers
sharp images with very fine gradations of tone and 12.4 megapixel resolution.
Photographers are now rid of the dilemma of choosing between high resolution and
high speed, because even at a tremendous size of 12.4 megapixels, the D2X can
comfortably shoot full resolution images at 5 frames per second (up to 21 consecutive
JPEGs and 15 NEFs).
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 17, 2004 0 comments



Lexar
Media, Inc. has announced plans to incorporate encryption technology into its
Professional CompactFlash and, in conjunction with technology-compatible digital
cameras, will provide users with a secure digital media solution. Professional
photographers and other security conscious users worldwide will have added confidence
knowing that access to stored images and information is protected by a high-end
encryption code technology.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 16, 2004 0 comments




Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc. has unveiled the new Konica Minolta
Maxxum 7D digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera. This 6.1-million-pixel resolution,
interchangeable lens digital camera is the world's first digital SLR featuring
a body-integral CCD-shift, Anti-Shake (camera-shake compensation) technology
that combines enhanced picture quality, performance and improved handling characteristics.
This new digital SLR also features a large, easy-to-view, high-definition 2.5-inch
color LCD monitor and is compatible with virtually any Maxxum AF lens.



Specifically designed to match the performance requirements of the camera's
large 6-megapixel CCD, the Maxxum 7D's exclusive CCD shift-type Anti-Shake
technology makes this new camera the first digital SLR to feature a body-integral
Anti-Shake function. This system instantly and precisely shifts the CCD to compensate
for camera motion. And it's so effective photographers can shoot at shutter
speeds up to three steps slower than what they could use without it. So even
in low light, photographers can keep their images clean and sharp, free of the
image-degrading noise that creeps in when they boost ISO sensitivity. And because
the mechanism is integrated directly into the Maxxum 7D's cameras body,
it works with virtually any Maxxum AF lens -- a major advantage for photographers
when compared to bulky and expensive lens-based optical stabilization systems
and software-based "digital correction systems" that can degrade
image quality.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 14, 2004 0 comments

Sinar Bron Imaging has announced the
FOBA T-T Plast, washable plastic backgrounds that are extremely durable. Each
T-T Plast sheet can be used with any background or table and is ideal for photographing
wet or dirty objects, as the backgrounds are extremely tough and will last through
the toughest shoot. Cleaning is quite easy and can be done with water alone or
with a mild soap solution. FOBA T-T Plast is available in a set of 14 different
colors. Each sheet is 100 x 130 cm and 0.3 mm thick.



FOBA T-T Plast is available at participating Sinar Bron Imaging Dealers or by
calling Sinar Bron Imaging at (800) 456-0203.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 13, 2004 0 comments



The LetsGoDigital team is once again present at this year's important Digital
Imaging show: the Photokina 2004 in Cologne, Germany. A 'live' report is brought
to you directly from the 'Koelnmesse'. More than 1600 exhibitors from 45 countries
are exposing their products and an amount of 160.000 visitors are expected from
140 countries.



Also the press is well represented; 5300 journalists, coming from 66 countries,
which underlines the importance of this international show for imaging. The
opening times are: from Tuesday September 28 to Sunday October 3; daily from
10.00 a.m. to 06.00 p.m. This trade show, held every two years, is the largest
show in the field of digital imaging and offers a complete overview of all imaging
media, imaging technologies and imaging markets. All well-known brands are exposed
here.





The LetsGoDigital team brings you the new introductions, the highlights and
an overview from the boots from different brands, live from the show floor of
the Photokina 2004, Cologne, Germany! Make sure you don't miss it, keep following
the news closely, the LetsGoDigital team is ready to roll!

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 10, 2004 1 comments




All artists working in digital media
are encouraged to enter a contest for a prestigious award. The IDAA seeks to present
the very best artists working in 2D digital stills and New Media art. The IDAA
was one of the first international awards to present an online and touring hard
copy exhibition with publication. The 2005 program will also include a fully integrated
web conference featuring several leading international artists and academics.
Those artists interested in participating in this conference should reply by email.




The 2005 prize list is extensive and can be viewed online. Epson and DES will
be supporting two artists with special printing prizes in the 2D category. The
IDAA offers FREE entry to all artists. Deadline for entries is 30 November 2004
- Those artists who enter before October 30 will be eligible to win the new G
600 Konica Minolta 6 meg Digital Camera.



Enter now - http://www.internationaldigitalart.com/IDAA/idaafront.html

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 09, 2004 1 comments


Tamron USA, Inc. announced that
its new zoom lens, SP AF200-500mm F/5-6.3 Di LD (IF), won the prestigious Hot1
award. The 2004 Hot1 Awards were the biggest ever, with over 200 total entries
in more than 40 categories. This was the sixth consecutive year for the awards,
and the contest has grown in popularity and prestige in each year of its existence.
The awards are designed to evaluate and honor top-grade products for the professional
photography market. Professional Photographer magazine holds an open entry period
during which companies voluntarily enter products in various categories, providing
all pertinent product information directly. Professional Photographer editors
then audit the categories, make any necessary adjustments or changes, and submit
all the information to the panel of expert judges.



The Hot1 judging panel is made up of working professional photographers. These
photographers are selected for their specific knowledge of certain market segments
and asked to vote on product categories that fall within their area of expertise.
The judges are all respected professionals, well recognized in the industry.
To maintain the highest level of fairness, none of the judges are employed by
Professional Photographer magazine. For a variety of reasons, Professional Photographer
does not disclose the identity of the judges, though individual judges may chose
to identify themselves during the judging process. A plurality of votes determines
the winner of a category.



Tamron's new super telephoto zoom lens began shipping this August. The new high-performance
Di model has a telephoto range of 500mm and is a proud new addition to the Tamron
SP-series. Featuring such accessories as a filter effect controller (FEC), which
enables easy control of the PL filter even when a hood is attached, and a detachable
tripod mount, the lens comes equipped with everything necessary for capturing
quality sports and wildlife photographs. In addition, to meet the needs of this
dual-format world (silver-halide and digital), the optical system of the lens
is designed to provide optimum performance when used with the latest digital
SLR cameras that are becoming more popular than ever.

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