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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 02, 2004 0 comments

The Metz 54 AF-1 can be used for either digital or analog photography. It is
specifically designed to operate with the newest Canon, Konica, Minolta and
Nikon models. Special functions include a user-friendly interface with only
two function keys for straightforward menu control. Its features include short
recycling times (approximately 5 seconds in manual mode ), TTL auto-zooming;
manual, selectable partial light output levels; plus special functions such
as daylight fill-in flash. The large LCD display incorporates convenient backlight
illumination and only displays the pertinent mode information.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 01, 2004 0 comments

Lyson, Inc. has launched its Daylight Darkroom digital black & white printing system. This new imaging system is said to provide photographers the ability to
accurately mirror traditional darkroom techniques, including silver halide printing,
with digital images and an inkjet printer. The complete Lyson Daylight Darkroom
System consists of a Daylight Darkroom Quad Black inks in cartridges or a bulk
feed system, Daylight Darkroom print driver software, the Lyson Darkroom range
of inkjet media, a set of Lyson cleaning cartridges for removal of standard color
inks from the printer and Lyson PrintGuard™ protection spray (optional).
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 29, 2004 0 comments

The Digipro F is the newest member of Gossen's family of high quality exposure meters for digital and analog photography. The new exposure meter handles
both flash and ambient light and features a swivel head that will make measuring
and reading much easier. It's lightweight enough to sit comfortably in
a shirt pocket while maintaining a user-friendly interface, which can be operated
using a single hand.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 28, 2004 0 comments

New York, NY -- The Home Entertainment 2004 Show, scheduled to take place on November 4-7, 2004 at the Westin-St. Francis Hotel, has been cancelled due to the hotel labor issue in San Francisco.

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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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