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Peter K. Burian Mar 01, 2000 0 comments

Although Fujichrome Provia 100 Professional is a top-rated transparency film, the engineers at Fuji have not been resting on their laurels. Aggressively continuing their Research and Development activity, they achieved a breakthrough: an ISO 100 film with...

David B. Brooks Mar 01, 2000 0 comments

It's getting to be expected, even taken for granted, that digital imaging technology will get better and cheaper as each season rolls around. But the new Epson Perfection 1200U Photo scanner goes beyond normal expectations. In addition to twice the...

Paper & Ink, Test Reports
Tom Fuller Feb 01, 2000 0 comments

As French-made Bergger black and white film and paper meet virtually every requirement of the exacting large format worker, "Fine Materials for Fine Photography" would also be a suitable title. Bergger BPF 200 film, available in a wide range of...

Accessories, Test Reports
Peter K. Burian Dec 01, 1999 0 comments

As the manufacturer of numerous tripods, the Velbon name has been well known in the US for many years, particularly for very affordable and ultralight models. Recently however, some important changes have occurred. The Velbon Tripod Co. of Japan expanded...

Lenses, Test Reports
Jay Abend Dec 01, 1999 1 comments

When Bob Shell asked me to take a look at Schneider's new line of digital lenses, I said "sure." After all, I'm a fully modern digital photographer, and anything aimed at the digital professional is of great interest to me. When I...

David B. Brooks Dec 01, 1999 0 comments

Yes, when you can't find that file, and you forget the file name, don't just get angry, and voice an expletive, put the latest computer acronym in your vocabulary. DAM stands for Digital Asset Management, and is one of the hottest software...

David B. Brooks Dec 01, 1999 0 comments

Corel PHOTO-PAINT is an application with a long history and one that I have used off and on for as many years. This latest Version 9 is not all that different in outward appearance and the included feature set than the previous Version 8, or even 7 for...

David B. Brooks Dec 01, 1999 0 comments

Canon's announcement of their new CanoScan FS 2710 35mm and APS film scanner covers every edge of a very broad target of potential users.

CanoScan FS 2710 Features. The physical specifications in all parameters for...

Lenses, Test Reports
Peter K. Burian Nov 01, 1999 0 comments

The single most prolific lens manufacturer these days, Sigma announced a full 10 new lenses this spring, ranging from an 8mm circular fisheye to the new APO 800mm f/5.6EX HSM. This group included the two zooms tested here, both in the affordable category.

Accessories, Test Reports
Tom Fuller Nov 01, 1999 0 comments

Quantum's new Qpaq-X, a high-energy portable power supply for the Qflash model X and X2, is a professional-quality system that lets the user select from 200 to 800 ws of flash power by combining snap-together capacitor and battery modules. In addition to keeping size and weight down by...

David B. Brooks Nov 01, 1999 0 comments

Times they are a changing; especially when it comes to what people are doing with images in response to the rapid development of new communications technologies like the web. More and more business, now called "e-commerce," has shifted to the Internet...

Accessories, Test Reports
Jay Abend Oct 01, 1999 0 comments

For those of you who think that digital cameras cannot replace conventional medium and large format film, get a load of the Better Light 6000 scanning camera back. This rather expensive pro digital tool not only replaces 4x5 transparency film for most...

Paper & Ink, Test Reports
Tom Fuller Oct 01, 1999 0 comments

To those still on the quest for an affordable, good quality black and white paper, the time has come to sheath your reading glass. Adorama Variable Grade, a medium weight RC available in glossy and Mother-of-Pearl surfaces, meets the requirements and may...

David B. Brooks Sep 01, 1999 0 comments

This new Polaroid Sprint-Scan 4000 is the first 35mm consumer model offered to the individual user that goes beyond 2700-2800dpi resolution. It is an all new model, not just a resolution upgrade to previous SprintScan models, and it also offers a very...

David B. Brooks Sep 01, 1999 0 comments

A complete, ideal digital darkroom includes three basic elements: input from a scanner or digital camera, a personal computer with image-editing software, and output in the form of a photo-realistic printer. From my perspective the output is "the...