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Cris Daniels Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

Paint Shop Pro 8 is the latest version of Jasc Software's premier image-editing software package for Windows. Sharing many of the same capabilities of more expensive image-editing software, Paint Shop Pro 8 provides the resources to create and manipulate images with complete flexibility by...

Uwe Steinmueller Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

With high-end 35mm digital SLRs currently sporting 11 to 14-megapixel resolution, some photographers ask the question: Is there still an advantage to medium format if you work only in digital?

The Hasselblad H1 answers that question. The H1 is both a film and a...

David B. Brooks Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

When I read this press release headline, "Canon launches world's first film scanning capable, bus-powered 2400x4800dpi CIS scanner," I was intrigued. Then learning that the CanoScan LiDE 80 also features 48-bit color depth, only requires...

Accessories, Test Reports
Jay Abend Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

As digital cameras continue to add more and more resolution at lower and lower prices, professional photographers are confronted with some daunting choices. Only a few years ago a working pro needed to pony up tens of thousands of dollars to get something...

David B. Brooks Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

Sometimes it is a good thing to be proven wrong, and to also be happy to admit it. For the last few years I have been using 4000dpi dedicated film scanners and was convinced that other than the ability to make larger prints there was little to be gained...

Paper & Ink, Test Reports
Frances E. Schultz Dec 01, 2003 1 comments

Several years ago Luminos Photo had to cease production of their silver paper: the paper stock they had been coating became unavailable. Since then they have been searching for a replacement. Now they have it, and it is very nice.

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Joe Farace Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

Photogenic's StudioMax II is the kind of monolight I've been trying to find for a long time. It's lightweight, powerful, and accepts battery power so it can be used on locations where the nearest AC outlet is a city block or county away.

Jack Neubart Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

The 5-megapixel Olympus C-5050 Zoom is not a camera to be taken lightly, despite its seemingly familiar point-and-shoot look. I've had this camera long enough to realize there is considerable potential wrapped up in a package surprisingly this small and lightweight, despite a modest 3x...

George Schaub Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

The debate between dye sublimation and ink jet printing has always been about the "presence" of the image, the feeling of continuous tone it imparts to the print. For some digital printmakers the dye sub route was the way to go, but ink jetters argued that the problem with dye sub is...

Jay Abend Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

Did you feel it? Late in the summer of 2003 the ground shook, the earth trembled, the clouds parted, and a new vision was revealed. Well, maybe that's a bit dramatic. What did happen is another new digital camera was introduced. Big deal right? Huge...

Lenses, Test Reports
Peter K. Burian Nov 01, 2003 0 comments

Tamron's New SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] Macro And SP AF 180mm F/3.5 Di LD (IF) 1:1 Macro Lenses

First announced at the photokina show in October 2002...

George Schaub Nov 01, 2003 0 comments

It was once thought that the big megapixel counts would be limited to digital SLRs, the thinking being that anyone who might want a near 15MB image file at largest resolution would want SLR features as well. That's changed with a new breed of...

Peter K. Burian Nov 01, 2003 0 comments

Agfa manufactures a full line of 35mm films of all types, with the Vista series being their most popular consumer-grade product. In 2001, Vista was chosen as "European Color Print Film of the Year," by EISA, a group composed of some 50 magazines. Since that time, Vista 100, 200...

David B. Brooks Nov 01, 2003 0 comments

When I first became active in computer-based digital photographic image processing in 1989, scanning technology was already well established. However, a truly professional color scanner at that time which had sufficient resolution to support magazine quality reproduction and would accommodate...

George Schaub Nov 01, 2003 0 comments

If you ever have the need to make snapshot-sized prints on the road, or want a tough but practical printer that speeds through the printing process with image enhancements to boot, you might want to consider the Hi-Touch Imaging Technologies "Transphotable" printer. That somewhat...