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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 09, 2007 0 comments

Profoto has launched a new battery flash generator, the AcuteB, said to set
new standards for lightweight, portable flash equipment. Compared to their battery
generators, the Pro-B2 and the Pro-7b, the new AcuteB 600 generator measures
only 7.5x 7.5 x5 in., including the handle, and weighs 10.8 pounds. It features
a maximum output of 600 Ws and a power range of 7 f-stops.

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Posted: Jan 13, 2006 0 comments

The new Quantum QTTL D19w adapter links the Hasselblad H1, H1D, H2 and H2D cameras
to Quantum's Qflash. The adapter interfaces with the Qflash T5d, T4d,
T2D, X2D & X4D "Digital" flashes to provide full dedication
to these professional cameras.

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Press Release Posted: Nov 07, 2012 3 comments
San Gabriel SemiGloss Fiber brings back the look of traditional fiber prints from the heyday of chemical darkrooms. The paper has a lightly textured surface,which adds depth, distinction, and an elegant reflectivity to the finished print. San Gabriel SemiGloss Fiber has a pleasant warm tone that adds natural richness to portraits and landscapes. Black & White images benefitfrom deep black density and just enough whiteness for great contrast. This whiteness comes from a layer containing a special barium sulfate variant called blanc-fixe, which means permanent white. This material is inert and lends stability to the shade of the paper over time. The coating and base materials are free of acid, lignin, and fluorescent brightening agents. San Gabriel gives you all you need for true exhibition qualityphotographic prints.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 05, 2008 0 comments

Direct Source Marketing, the U.S. distributor for medium and large format Horseman
and Rolleiflex professional cameras, has announced the MiniDigi AF 5.0, a three-inch
high, fully functional digital replica of the original and classic twin reflex
camera. In 2006, Rolleiflex introduced the original MiniDigi, which looked like
the original but, due to popular demand quickly sold out. The new MiniDigi AF
(auto focus) 5.0 has been given some significant performance upgrades, including
a 3 megapixel CMOS sensor; auto focus (between 10CM and infinity); and a clear
1.1 inch TFT, which is located at the top of the camera as it is on the full-sized
Rolleiflex TLR.



It
is available through specialty retailers. Pricing is expected to be $399 MSRP.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 10, 2005 0 comments

The
MAC Group has announced the release of yet another exciting educational DVD
title from the ShootSmarter DVD series.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Aug 11, 2014 0 comments

A new show titled A Heritage of Cameras, which shows off some dazzling classic camera models, is currently on view in the Airport Meeting Place of the Lambert St. Louis International Airport until November 30th.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 25, 2014 0 comments

Here’s a little more photo gear news we didn’t fully get to in our comprehensive photokina coverage last week. Third-party lens manufacturers Sigma and Tamron both made waves at the show by announcing intriguing new zoom lenses.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 28, 2006 0 comments

Digital imaging software developer Nik Software, Inc. has announced an arrangement
with digital asset management pioneer iView Multimedia Ltd., a wholly owned
subsidiary of Microsoft Corp., to offer a software bundle of Nik Color Efex
Pro 2.0 Select Edition and iView MediaPro 3.0. This bundle combines two leading
software solutions for improving digital imaging workflow to provide solutions
for busy professional photographers.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 24, 2008 0 comments

Sony is expanding its alpha system of accessories to include the new HVL-F58AM
flash unit with exceptional features for versatile and flexible external lighting
control. This new flash features a new Quick Shift Bounce system. It offers
more creative ways to achieve lighting, flash and bounce angles. The flash head
can pivot 90 degrees left and right on a horizontal axis in addition to the
conventional up and down vertical adjustment. With this system, the camera and
flash unit can keep the same orientation regardless of portrait or landscape
shooting. This gives a higher degree of flexibility when arranging the direction
of light. For example, you can take full advantage of the flash unit's
built-in bounce card even during portrait shots since the flash head can maintain
the same orientation as it would in the landscape position.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 26, 2008 0 comments

Sony's new Cyber-shot DSC-W300 digital camera integrates an ultra-high
13.6-megapixel CCD imager along with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 3x optical zoom
lens, a 2.7-inch LCD screen and an eye-level viewfinder in a compact size. With
its ultra-hard titanium coating, the W300 camera newly features an "extra
high-speed" burst mode that can shoot three-megapixel photos at five frames
per second, ideal for fast-action shooting of sports, pets or children.



In addition to the blur-reducing effects of Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization,
the camera also has a new "extra high sensitivity" mode (up to ISO
6400 in this mode only) to help minimize blurry photos when shooting in challenging
lighting conditions, such as indoors or at twilight, even without a flash.



Noise reduction is now a user-selectable option, with high, low and standard
settings, for greater control over the final look of images. For example, a
low setting can help reduce noise without sacrificing resolution, making it
ideal for landscapes and detailed subjects.



As the top-of-the-line model in the series, the W300 camera integrates the latest
"intelligent" features. Sony's Smile Shutter technology prioritizes
the faces of children or adults so that the camera takes the photo at the moment
the intended subject smiles. Improved face detection technology can also prioritize
child or adult faces as the basis for the camera to apply focus, exposure, white
balance and flash color controls for up to eight faces in the camera's
frame.



The model's intelligent scene recognition technology automatically can
detect five different types of scenes and optimize the camera settings for those
conditions for a better photo. And advanced mode can take two shots almost immediately
-- one with standard automatic settings and the other with optimized settings.



The W300 model has a number of features to maximize picture quality. Among them
are five color modes, including "real" for less in-camera processing
and more faithful color reproduction; 12 scene selection modes with a new "underwater"
mode that adjusts white balance for more natural-looking photos; Sony's
new D-Range Optimizer Plus that process picture to improve detail in photos
with harsh highlights or dark shadows; and an improved auto focus system that
includes macro ranges.



Viewing and image management has also been enhanced with helpful date and calendar
views, in-camera search by face or date, slide show with longer music files,
and high-definition component output for viewing photos on a compatible HDTV
set.



The DSC-W300 camera and optional accessories will be available in May for about
$350. All can be purchased online at sonystyle.com, at Sony Style retail stores
(www.sonystyle.com/retail),
at military base exchanges and at authorized dealers nationwide.



www.sony.com

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Press Release Posted: Jun 14, 2011 0 comments
Colonnade arch systems from wedding and event product developer Meese Orbitron Dunne Co., La Mirada, Calif. (www.propdecor.com), are available in a choice of contemporary curved, straight and traditional angled styles to coordinate with a wide range of wedding décor and event themes. Ideal for rental managers, wedding planners, photographers, banquet managers and other event professionals, the three different arch styles are placed atop the company’s modern oval, Graeco-Roman, and smooth Tuscan style colonnade arch systems respectively to offer additional creative options in décor setup and decorating.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 14, 2007 0 comments

Tamron Podcasts--including four brand new titles--are currently available
at no cost by going to www.tamron.com, clicking on lenses, and going to the
learning center podcast list. You can download any or all of these instructional
videos directly to your computer and review them in full detail with great sound,
or take them along and view them on the smaller screen of your video-enabled
iPod or other portable device.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 18, 2004 1 comments

Tenba
has introduced a new Travelite line of lightweight, feature-rich, value-priced
line of point-and-shoot and shoulder carry gear. Tenba Travelites feature
a simple, clean design, constructed with the lightweight materials but
rugged enough for everyday use. Each detail was carefully chosen for utility.

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Apr 26, 2005 0 comments

Several new dye sub printers have been recently announced. These printers employ
thermal transfer technology--they apply heat to a special ink ribbon to produce
colored gas that forms an image on special media. All provide approximately
300dpi resolution, plenty for continuous tone output.



High Speed Pro Printers

Kodak recently introduced two new roll-fed thermal transfer 300dpi Professional
models (with automatic cutters) that generate high quality output for use as
proofs or for immediate sale. Both employ Ektatherm media said to produce prints
that will "last a lifetime". An archival rating has not yet been
published. (They require a computer running Windows 2000 or XP; Mac support
is not available at this time.) The Professional 6850 Digital Photo Printer
is lightning fast. It can deliver 6x8-inch glossies in 15 seconds or 4x6's
in a mere 4 seconds -- hundreds of such photos in a series (without operator
intervention) when high volume is required. (List price $2900; cost per print
not stated; available in August 2005.)

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Aug 26, 2014 0 comments

Manfrotto is just added two new models to their popular tripod lineup: the 535 Single Leg tripod (MVT535AQ) and the Hi-Hat tripod (MVT535HH). The Hi-Hat tripod was designed for low-level or ground shooting, slider support and tabletop applications. Crafted from strong, durable aluminum, both models are easy to use and ideal for videographers. 

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