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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 23, 2006 0 comments

Novoflex has added two mini ballheads to their line of three Magic Balls, four
Class Balls and Two Neiger ball heads bringing the total lineup of Novoflex
ball heads to eleven models.



The new Ball 19 and Ball 19P models are ideal for table top tripods like the
Novoflex Micropod and can support cameras up to medium format SLRs.



Despite their small size they are remarkably strong and vibration free! The
Ball 19 measures just 1.75" high and is just over 1" in diameter.
The Ball 19P adds a separate pan lock and is just over 2" tall. Both have
a 1/4" camera screw and a 3/8" tripod socket with a 1/4" reducing
bushing. Both are made by Novoflex in Germany. The Ball 19 has a M.S.R.P. of
$43.00 and the Ball 19P is $48.00. Both models are now available.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 22, 2006 0 comments

Casio, Inc. has announced the release of the latest addition to its EXILIM
ZOOM digital camera series with the EX-Z600. The latest evolution in this popular
series offers 6.0 megapixel high resolution photos in a compact, and pocket-sized
package. The extra large 2.7-inch Super Bright LCD is approximately three times
brighter than the previous EX-Z500 model, producing an impressive luminance
of 1200 candelas per square meter. This significant advancement makes the LCD
easier to see, especially when viewed in the sunny outdoors. In auto mode, the
LCD automatically adjusts to the brightness of the surrounding environment.
The EX-Z600's Super Life Battery now has an even longer battery life,
supporting a staggering 550 shots per charge.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 20, 2006 0 comments

In recognition of the centenary of Victor Hasselblad's birth on March 8, 2006,
Hasselblad has announced the Hasselblad 503CWD Anniversary Kit, a prestigious
high-end photographic system that offers state-of-the-art digital capture technology
elegantly integrated with a classically designed Hasselblad 503CW body.



Combining the rugged reliability of the black and chrome V System body, with its
range of high performance, central shutter-based lenses, and the technology of
Hasselblad's new CFV digital back, the exclusive Hasselblad 503CWD perfectly melds
the heritage of the old Hasselblad with the focus of the new Hasselblad on digital
high-end photography to create a new digital workhorse. Of undoubted appeal to
the Hasselblad connoisseur, the camera delivers the perfect blend of versatility
and simplicity in a compact, professional tool that gives the user complete control
over digital image capture and is a pleasure to operate.



The 503CWD Anniversary kit will be supplied as a limited edition of 500 cameras,
each one numbered and engraved with Victor Hasselblad's signature. Reassuringly
solid, the kit comprises a 503CWD body with waist-level finder, specially marked
focusing screen and chrome winding lever, a Zeiss Planar CFE 2.8/80mm lens and
a CFV digital back, and will be supplied with a beautifully produced book marking
Victor's anniversary.



For existing Hasselblad V System users, the new CFV digital back, the successor
of the V96C back, will also be available separately. Built to match the design
and functionality of the Hasselblad V System cameras, it can be easily and elegantly
integrated into an existing Hasselblad system, enabling the photographer to work
in exactly the same manner and with their preferred equipment, but with the productivity
benefits of digital photography over film.



MSRP Pricing: Hasselblad 503CWD

Anniversary Kit: $12,995

CFV: $9,995



Product availability will be the end of March. The Hasselblad website has been
updated with new product details.

www.hasselblad.com.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 20, 2006 0 comments

Lexar Media, Inc. has announced that it has doubled the speed rating of its popular
Professional 8GB CompactFlash memory card to 90X. The new 8GB card is said to
be one of the fastest high-capacity CompactFlash cards available. Lexar's
new card is capable of a minimum sustained data write speed of 13.5 MB per second.
In addition to increased speed and performance, the new high-speed card will be
available in CompactFlash Type I flash memory card format, the most popular format
for today's SLR digital cameras.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 17, 2006 0 comments

Opus Pro has introduced the L300 AC/DC Travel Kit, a set of two monolights and
a battery pack with three power source options for the studio or on-location.
The system uses a rechargeable battery that can fire two 300ws monolight heads
at full power for 180 flashes. In addition, the unit can also be plugged into
either a standard 120-volt household outlet or a 12V car outlet.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 16, 2006 0 comments

Pantone, Inc announced the availability of PANTONE ColorVANTAGE pigment-based
inks for EPSON K3 printers, including the EPSON Stylus Photo 2400, the EPSON
Stylus Pro 4800, the EPSON Stylus Pro 7800 and the EPSON Stylus Pro 9800. The
new ColorVANTAGE inks for EPSON K3 printers deliver superior color quality without
performance loss and are priced approximately 20 percent less than Epson inks.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 15, 2006 0 comments

Fujifilm U.S.A. has announced a new, lower price for the FinePix S3 Pro professional
D-SLR camera: $1,699. This new price carries additional value as it includes
an AC adapter and the HS-V2 Hyper Utility software. Both were optional accessories.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2006 0 comments

April
2006

On the
Cover

Ever
wonder what's inside a pro's camera bag? Well, wonder no more as
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 14, 2006 0 comments

Giving digital still camera (DSC) manufacturers the benefits of full software
programmability with the performance of hard-wired solutions, Texas Instruments
Incorporated has introduced DaVinci technology optimized for the digital still
camera market. The technology includes a new highly flexible processor, a software
suite that simulates a full digital still camera system and third parties offering
camera-specific algorithms.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 13, 2006 0 comments

PENTAX Imaging Company has announced three additional digital SLR products
that are currently under development and that were showcased under glass at
the PMA show. PENTAX has confirmed that the company will unveil a yet to be
named PENTAX 10 megapixel digital SLR camera body, tentatively scheduled for
a formal launch in Autumn 2006.

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