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Peter K. Burian Posted: Jun 01, 2003 0 comments

New Negative & Transparency Films

During the "Digital Summit" panel discussion at the 2003 PMA Show, one of the speakers offered an analogy that's certainly timely. "To paraphrase Mark Twain," he said, "rumors of the demise of film have...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Jun 01, 2003 0 comments

New Lenses For 35mm And Digital SLR Cameras

As several manufacturers are releasing new SLR cameras--both 35mm and digital--we're also seeing far more new lenses than we did in the past few months. The new lenses range from very affordable zooms to ultra wides and others...

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Jack Neubart Posted: Jun 01, 2003 2 comments

Lighting And Supports

Everywhere you turn in Las Vegas, there are lights flashing, or should we say, flashy lights? And while the Las Vegas Convention Center was not awash in the bright, showy lights of the Strip, still the lights of photography shone in their own small way. As did tripods...

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Joe Farace Posted: Jun 01, 2003 0 comments

The Digital Doings At PMA

The Earnest E. Mau Memorial Award
As digital imaging goes mainstream, consumer digicams have become more and more homogenous, with various manufacturers slavishly copying other's more innovative ideas. For those companies who've...

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Chris Maher and Larry Berman Posted: Jun 01, 2003 0 comments

New Digicam Technology

Cool new technology to make photography easier for first-time digital camera users was evident at this year's PMA. Three major players in the digital imaging field made presentations worthy of owning their latest products.

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The Editors Posted: Jun 01, 2003 0 comments

Best Of Show

Fujifilm FinePix F700
Although I was not covering digital cameras, I could not resist checking out one model, the new Fujifilm FinePix F700. Encased in a handsome aluminum body, this camera is not only packed with advanced SLR-type...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Jun 01, 2003 1 comments

Accessories, Darkroom And Bags

A slave flash can improve images from many compact digital cameras by providing more light. Many cameras use a weak pre-flash to assist autofocusing, but this also will fire the slave prematurely before it's actually needed, thus not providing the extra...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Jun 01, 2003 0 comments

35mm SLR & Rangefinder Cameras

"World's Smallest" SLR Camera
Said to be the "world's smallest 35mm AF SLR" the new Pentax *ist is certainly petite (4.8x3.3x2.5") and weighs a mere 11.8 oz. While this may seem to be an...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Jun 01, 2003 0 comments

35mm APS Compact Cameras

Because many consumers still consider digital cameras as "too expensive" or "too complicated," the lens/shutter 35mm and APS zoom cameras continue to sell quite well. The trend is toward smaller and lighter cameras at ever...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 01, 2003 0 comments

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Frances E. Schultz Posted: Dec 01, 2002 2 comments

Darkroom Products

Every photokina it seems that fewer and fewer companies show new darkroom products. Unlike film, where technology is constantly advancing, darkroom technology is more static. The basic design of the photographic enlarger hasn't changed much since the earliest days...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Dec 01, 2002 0 comments

Compact 35mm And APS Camera Formats

Although digital equipment received most of the attention at the photokina show, over 80 percent of North American households still own and use at least one conventional camera. Granted, the demand for new...

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Frances E. Schultz Posted: Dec 01, 2002 0 comments

Bags and Cases

If I were to mention every pouch and bag for digital cameras, I could fill the next three issues of Shutterbug, and I must admit that after a while they all blend together. Only a few stand out in my mind, and they tend to be the really well made leather pouches or bags.

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Dec 01, 2002 0 comments

35mm SLR Cameras And Lenses

In the past, we have always found at least a half dozen new SLR cameras at the photokina trade show. That has changed, at least for now, as most manufacturers devote their R&D resources to digital equipment. During my five days of touring the many...

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Roger W. Hicks Posted: Dec 01, 2002 0 comments

Tripods & Various Weird Stuff

Let's be honest: tripods are worthy but dull, so I'll dive straight in with the Weird Stuff--that is, with the products that defy ready categorization, but are either highly desirable or extremely unusual or sometimes both. Let's start at...

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