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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 12, 2007 0 comments

Elinchrom, a leading manufacturer of professional lighting solutions is pleased
to introduce its affordable D-Lite studio flash kits, specifically designed
to meet the needs of entry-level shooters. The kits will include two D Lite
heads, two Softboxes, two light stands and bags, with estimated street pricing
of under $900 for the 200W D-Lite 2 and under $1,100 for the 400W D-Lite 4.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 11, 2007 0 comments

Nik Software
Inc. has announced the latest upgrade to its noise reduction tool Dfine 2.0.
Designed to improve image quality, Dfine 2.0 now includes Nik Software's
patented U Point technology for selective editing control and a completely new
user interface that is easier to use and improves workflow for busy photographers.


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Posted: Apr 10, 2007 0 comments

has introduced its new line of aluminum Series 2 tripods. New and improved features
include a sleek matte black finish and new materials that significantly reduce
the overall weight when compared to regular aluminum. The new two tripods revamp
the traditional and highly successful Gitzo aluminum range with a new design
concept. Gitzo engineers have designed 1.2mm wall tubes for maximum rigidity
and stability, while dramatically reducing the weight of other components in
order to achieve exceptionally strong and yet extremely light aluminum tripods.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 09, 2007 0 comments

has unveiled its EVOLT E-510, a 10 MP portable digital SLR (single lens reflex)
camera. The E-510 features a Live View LCD to provide users with the freedom
to choose how they compose their shots, using either the LCD or the optical
viewfinder on the back of the camera. The Olympus Live View LCD empowers users
to easily compose their subjects live on the LCD before the shot has been taken.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 06, 2007 0 comments

new Quantum Mini Folding Softbox QF69 is for shooting up-closes without the
worry of over-exposing your subject. Replace the reflector of a Qflash 4d, 5d
or 5d-R with the included Hot Spot Reducer and then slip on the Mini Folding
Softbox QF 69 for very soft, diffused lighting.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 05, 2007 0 comments

Nik Software Inc. and Phase One today announced a new software bundle designed
to offer photographers superior image sharpening and exceptional RAW file processing.
The Nik Sharpener Pro 2.0 Complete Edition and Capture One PRO combination offers
photographers significant savings.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 04, 2007 0 comments

has introduced Image Rescue 3, the new version of the company's award-winning
image recovery software. In most circumstances, Lexar Image Rescue 3 allows
users to recover lost or deleted photo, video, and audio files, regardless of
flash memory card format, manufacturer, or mass storage compliant reader. Designed
for both professionals and consumers alike, Image Rescue 3 boasts a redesigned,
step-by-step interface that walks the user through the intuitive image recovery
process, delivers extensive recovery capabilities, and offers a live online
customer support chat link as an enhancement to its existing support features.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 03, 2007 0 comments

Pantone, Inc., the global authority on color and provider of professional color
standards for the design industries, today introduced huey PRO, a new member
to its huey family of display calibration products. hueyPRO is designed for
photographers and creative professionals to improve color clarity and consistency
across multiple CRT, laptop and LCD displays. The original huey made the once
complicated task of monitor calibration simple and approachable. The new hueyPRO
offers additional functionality for users who frequently print photos and other
graphics, share them between monitors or upload them to Web sites.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 02, 2007 0 comments

Ilford PHOTO has launched a new competition called White Light, White Heat,
which invites all amateur photographers to demonstrate their creative usage
of Ilford SFX 200 film. This unique ISO200 black-and-white film offers the creative
photographer opportunities not available with conventional monochrome films.
This is due to its advanced emulsion with extended red sensitivity, which allows
the use of filters ranging from yellow to deep red to create outstanding contrast
and textural effects.

Ilford SFX 200 has been reintroduced by Ilford PHOTO after an absence from the
company's film catalog, and is being launched with a special value promotional
pack of three rolls of 35mm ILFORD SFX 200 plus an ILFORD Cokin 'P' filter.

The Ilford SFX 200 competition offers a first prize of a professionally framed
print of the winning image plus $400 of Ilford Photo products. The second and
third place winners will receive $200 and $100 of Ilford Pnoto products respectively.

For more information on Ilford SFX 200 film, visit
and for rules and entry form for the ILFORD SFX 200 competition, log onto


Jason Schneider Posted: Apr 01, 2007 0 comments

The moment you take the eagerly anticipated Leica M8 in your hands you know that the design engineers at Leica have gone to great lengths to preserve the look and feel of perhaps the greatest 35mm rangefinder camera of all time, the legendary M-series Leica that debuted in 1954 as the original M3 and continues as the classic retro MP and autoexposure M7. The M8 retains the classic...

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George Schaub Posted: Apr 01, 2007 0 comments



Nikon Digital SLR Camera D40
Printed in Japan Code No. 6CE60205 (0611A)K
Type of Camera: Single-lens reflex digital camera
Effective Pixels: 6.1 million
Image Sensor: RGB CCD, 23.7 x 15.6 mm; total pixels: 6.24 million
Image Size:...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 30, 2007 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc.features images on its `Icons of Photography'
Web site created by photographer Gerd Ludwig while on assignment in Chernobyl
for National Geographic Magazine. On his first trek in 1993, seven years after
the nuclear reactor meltdown in Russia, Ludwig carried close to 800 rolls of
film to document the tragedy. On his most recent visit, he used Kingston CompactFlash
Ultimate cards paired with a Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II digital SLR camera.

Kingston recognizes the importance of educating and informing photographers
of all levels and is proud to offer its Icons of Photography, an online forum
showcasing the talents and advice from several of the world's most respected
photographers. Each month the program spotlights an icon and his/her suggestions
for managing a shoot, capturing better images and improving workflow. Kingston's
Icons present these tips in a `try it yourself' manner suitable
for enthusiasts and pros.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 29, 2007 0 comments

Underlining its commitment to the world of black-and-white photography, Ilford
Photo is in the process of reintroducing various specialist films. Leading this
movement, and available from March 2007, is ILFORD SFX 200 film.

Ilford SFX 200 is a special film with extended red sensitivity perfect for landscapes
and similar subjects due to its ability to add high definition to green foliage,
cloud formations and open skies, especially when combined with the ILFORD SFX
200 Cokin 'P' series mounted red filter. It is also popular with architectural
photographers due to its characteristic for emphasizing contrasting textures.

A medium speed panchromatic film, Ilford SFX 200 is available in 35mm and 120
roll film. It has long been a favorite with specialist photographers, but ceased
production when the company went through a corporate reorganization in 2005. Because
of its sensitivity, the film will be produced in small quantities on a 'made on
demand' basis to ensure that it is always fresh and fully active.

Ilford SFX 200 is available in special value promotional packs which contain three
rolls of 36x135 film plus an Ilford Cokin P red filter.

An Ilford SFX 200 print competition is planned to encourage photographers to experience
the versatility of this film, and to put their artistic talents to the test. Full
details will be announced shortly.

A full technical data sheet on the Ilford SFX 200 film can be downloaded from

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 28, 2007 0 comments

General Electric Co. (GE) and corporate newcomer General Imaging Co. announced
the two companies have reached an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement by
which General Imaging will design, manufacture and distribute an all-new line
of GE-branded digital cameras.

in Torrance, Calif., General Imaging brings together a variety of photo industry
veterans. Komiya is a former president of Olympus Imaging Corp. Leading sales
efforts in North America will be Rene Buhay, a former vice president of Global
Sales for ArcSoft who had also headed North American sales for both Samsung
and Ricoh. Noted industrial designer Takeyoshi Kawano will be the company's
chief designer. Kawano's design credits include the Sony Walkman, the Sony VAIO
computer, and the Olympus Stylus camera series.

"Style will play an important part in our product development," Kawano
noted. "Consumers are demanding not just advanced features but stylish
designs. We're responding to that demand with cameras that are a statement of
style and at the same time have all the latest technology."

According to Kawano, advanced features such as image stabilization, high ISO
sensitivity, and panoramic stitching will be standard on all models. Entry-level
GE digital cameras will start with 7 megapixels of resolution and 2.5-inch LCD
screens. Higher-end GE cameras will offer up to 12 megapixels of resolution
and 3-inch LCD screens. A photo printer will also be included in the line.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 27, 2007 0 comments

Faces Of Sunset Boulevard

A Portrait of Los Angeles

Patrick Ecclesine

April 12 -- May 4, 2007

L.A. City Hall Bridge Gallery

Monday through Friday 8am-5pm.

Enter City Hall East at 200 N. Main Street

Los Angeles, California 90012

** Free to the public, please bring a valid photo ID for entry**



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