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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 10, 2005 0 comments

The
new Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM lens allows enjoyment of super wide-angle
photography and it is a very powerful tool for indoor shooting and landscape
photography with APS-C size image sensors of digital SLR cameras. It offers
a wide angle of view (102.4 degrees at 10mm and 63.8 degrees at 20mm) and features
three SLD glass elements for effective compensation of color aberration, which
is a common problem with super-wide angle lenses. One piece of glass mold and
two hybrid aspherical lenses offer excellent correction for distortion, as well
as all types of aberration.



This lens is equipped with an inner focusing system, and the models are equipped
with an HSM system to provide quiet, high speed autofocus shooting and also
offer full time manual focusing. It has a minimum focusing distance of 24cm
(9.4") at all focal lengths. The non-rotating lens barrel perfectly suits
the petal shaped lens hood. A circular polarizing filter can also be used conveniently.


www.sigmaphoto.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 09, 2005 0 comments

Fujifilm has introduced three new models to its digital camera portfolio, including
the FinePix S9000 and FinePix E900 digital cameras - the world's first consumer
level cameras with nine MegaPixel sensors. In addition, Fujifilm's popular S-series
line
now features the new FinePix S5200, offering five MegaPixels with a fully automatic
point-and-shoot feature set.



These three new models will feature Fujifilm's Real Photo Technology, a synergy
of the newly developed RP Processor, the 5th
Generation Super CCD HR sensor and a Fujinon lens that is said to provide many
benefits including reduced noise for sharper pictures, better low-light shooting,
faster operation and higher shutter speeds that minimize blurriness in photos
even at the high ISO setting, as achieved by the FinePix S9000 model.



The FinePix S9000 offers traditional SLR-like styling for serious photo enthusiasts
and Fujifilm's proprietary Super CCD HR (High Resolution) sensor to capture
nine million effective pixels - the first consumer digital camera on the market
to offer such resolution. In addition to increased MegaPixels, the FinePix S9000
features a new 10.7x optical zoom with a 28mm-300 wide-angle equivalent.



According to Fujifilm, users of consumer-level digital cameras found that higher
MegaPixels often meant more noise, resulting in pictures files that were big
enough for enlargements, but often lacking in sharpness. With the FinePix S9000
users are said to be able to capture beautiful digital images with very little
noise at the high ISO settings at full resolution.



Additional features of the S9000 include a tilting LCD screen for shooting from
a variety of angles, the ability to shoot in the RAW file format, dual media
slots, 30 fps video at VGA resolution, hot shoe mount for external flash systems
and ultra high resolution achieved through the electronic viewfinder.



The FinePix E900 adds to Fujifilm's current E-series lineup, providing consumers
with a powerful nine million-pixel sensor in a compact design.



Similar to its predecessors, the FinePix E900 is a point and shoot camera that
expands with users as they broaden their imaging expertise. In addition to a
4x optical zoom and large two-inch LCD screen, the FinePix E900 also caters
to users seeking more advanced features, including mode dial for easy access
to common shooting functions, RAW mode and optional lens adapters. By incorporating
Real Photo Technology, the FinePix E900 can also achieve higher shutter speeds
that minimize blurriness in photos at ISO equivalent settings as high as 800.




Availability

The FinePix S9000 will be available in early September at $699.95. The FinePix
E900 and FinePix 5200 will be available in October at $499.95 and $399.95 respectively.
The FinePix S9000 and S5200 models will ship with four AA alkaline batteries
and the FinePix E900 model comes equipped with 2 NiMH rechargeable batteries.
All three models use Fujifilm's xD-Picture Card(tm) storage media.



For more information on Fujifilm products, consumers can call 800-800-FUJI or
access the Fujifilm USA Web site at

www.fujifilm.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 08, 2005 0 comments

DXG USA has introduced two new 5.1 megapixel digital cameras designed for entry-level
and step-up buyers. The two models will be available for shipping in August.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 05, 2005 0 comments

ThumbsPlus WebClient Server is used in conjunction with ThumbsPlus and allows
the ThumbsPlus database to be searched and used from clients all over the world.
After more than three years of thorough development and extensive BETA testing,
it's now available. The ThumbsPlus WebClient provides your users with easy access
to your ThumbsPlus image database over an Intranet or the entire Internet.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 04, 2005 0 comments

Maha Energy Corp., the maker of PowerEx batteries and chargers, has introduced
the MH-C801D Eight Cell One Hour Charger. This international, high-performance
charging system refreshes old and degraded batteries and makes charging easy.
The MHC-801D features eight independent circuits that charge one to eight AA
or AAA batteries in any combination. The charger incorporates a large LCD screen
displaying the charging status of each battery. The English-language-based display
replaces traditional LED indicators.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 03, 2005 0 comments

The Sinarback eMotion22 adds mobility to the Sinarback product line. Providing
a completely untethered solution, this 22MP digital back offers a fast capture
rate of 1.2 seconds, the flexibility to use CF cards of any size and previews
the captured image right on the integrated 2x2 color screen. With a push of
a button, information such as the histogram, sensitivity, battery charge level,
exposure warning, memory status and white balance are instantly displayed. It
is ideal for work in the studio or on location. It features a lithium-ion battery,
color display and built-in monitor.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 02, 2005 0 comments

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Photo Imaging Division has
introduced its CP-9550DW digital photo printer that is said to provide professional
photographers with new benchmarks in color brightness, accuracy and operating
efficiency. The new CP-9550DW can make professionals more successful by improving
the quality and consistency of a photographers' end product.

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Lynne Eodice Posted: Aug 01, 2005 3 comments

The azure blue skies, bright sands and dramatic coastlines of beaches have long been favorite travel photo subjects. These images often appear in travel brochures, calendars and posters, and make us long for vacations in exotic locales. It's easy to capture the beauty of beaches if you keep a few basic concepts in mind.

Get The Big Picture
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Lynne Eodice Posted: Aug 01, 2005 0 comments

The island of Martha's Vineyard is located just seven miles off the Massachusetts coast. Its quaint atmosphere, beaches and proximity to Cape Cod make this area a very popular resort destination. Martha's Vineyard also offers a variety of photo opportunities, ranging from multicolored cliffs to colorful cottages and picturesque lighthouses. Whatever you choose to...

Jon Canfield Posted: Aug 01, 2005 0 comments

Monaco has long been known for their color management solutions. Their EZcolor product is often bundled with, or offered at a reduced price with products such as printers and scanners and it has a reputation for being easy to use, accurate, and affordable.

Monaco is now owned by X-Rite, and while the name may have changed, the ease of use and quality certainly...

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