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Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 30, 2014 0 comments

One of the cooler (or geekier, depending on your perspective) imaging products being shown off at the PhotoPlus Expo show in New York City is a high-performance, remote-controlled car designed to help shoot high-speed tracking video. Called the Tero, the miniature vehicle is being sold by Freefly Systems, which created the vaunted 3-axis MoVI stabilizer camera gimbal.

Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 30, 2014 0 comments

DxO Labs has launched the latest version of its Raw convertor/editor/organizer: DxO OpticsPro 10. The follow-up to DxO Optics Pro 9, which we reviewed earlier this year, DxO OpticsPro 10 adds the new ClearView feature, that's designed to reduce atmospheric haze in images.

Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 30, 2014 0 comments

If you still have old photos and negatives that need to be professionally scanned, you’re in luck. At PhotoPlus Expo in New York City today, Epson unveiled the Perfect V800 and V850 Pro photo scanners.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 30, 2014 0 comments

One of the more interesting product debuts at PhotoPlus Expo came from a company not traditionally associated with photography. LG Electronics launched its new Digital Cinema 4K Monitor (31MU97) at the show, hoping to further turn on photographers to the splendors of Ultra HD imaging.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 29, 2014 0 comments

A comprehensive new photo management system called Mylio that’s designed to help photographers organize and edit their images across several devices – i.e. desktop computer, tablet, smartphone etc.– launched this morning. Mylio, which is being spearheaded by former Microsoft Chief Technical Officer David Vaskevitch, has received lots of pre-release buzz based on intriguing demos of early versions of the software – Shutterbug has seen it in action and came away impressed – prior to this morning’s launch.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 28, 2014 0 comments

Ricoh is the creator of the original Theta camera, a fully 360-degree, spherical imaging device that allows users to capture everything around them at the push of a button. The company just introduced a new version of the odd-shaped camera that features video capability and four fun new colors: pink, blue, yellow and white.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 28, 2014 0 comments

SeaLife, the creator of the first digital underwater camera and a leader in underwater photography equipment, has unveiled the new Micro HD camera, a permanently sealed underwater compact camera. SeaLife’s Perma-Seal technology makes the Micro HD waterproof and virtually maintenance-free. This is the first of a series of SeaLife cameras that will utilize the Perma-Seal technology for a wide range of users, from beginners to advanced photographers and divers.

Theano Nikitas Posted: Oct 28, 2014 0 comments

Desktop photo inkjet printer release cycles are glacially slow compared to those of digital cameras so it was something of a surprise to learn Epson was going to launch the 13-inch SureColor P600 Professional Photo Printer this morning. While the printer model name has changed from Stylus Photo to SureColor to bring the line under a global branding umbrella, the P600 (P stands for “photo”) takes its place at the top of Epson’s 13-inch photo inkjet printer line, which continues to include Stylus Photo and Stylus Pro models.

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Ron Leach Posted: Oct 27, 2014 1 comments

Just when you think you’ve seen it all with regard to digital imaging technology and accessories, a new trend pops up and reminds you that the influence of digital convergence upon our lives will continue unabated for the foreseeable future. Some new innovations are nothing than quirky toys for the gadget aficionado, while others offer promise for the future but aren’t quite ready for prime time.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 27, 2014 0 comments

Drone photography is here to stay, whether the government likes it or not. That’s one of the messages from an intriguing roundtable discussion piece titled “Those Daring Photographers and Their Flying Machines” in an upcoming issue of Shutterbug magazine. In the story, written by Lorin Robinson, three experienced imaging drone pilots share their thoughts on this controversial topic, in what amounts to part “state of the drone industry” and part call to arms.

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Steve Meltzer Posted: Oct 23, 2014 0 comments

Swiss photographer Rene Burri died at age 81 on Monday in Zurich after a long illness. Burri was one of the last of the major photographers of the post World War II generation and was best known for his photographs of artist Pablo Picasso and Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 22, 2014 0 comments

Budding digital filmmakers have a new tool to consider: the Canon EOS C100 Mark II. The C100 Mark II, as its name suggests, is the second generation of Canon’s lower-end, professional Super 35mm 8.3-megapixel cinema cameras.

Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 22, 2014 0 comments

Dan Root is a buddy of mine who is always doing something interesting photographically. His most recent project is a mind-bending series of black-and-white photos called Quadratis.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 16, 2014 1 comments

Canon has just unveiled a massive zoom lens for cinema cameras. Called the CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 Ultra-Telephoto Zoom lens, Canon is hailing it as the “world’s largest 4K ultra-telephoto zoom lens” for large-format, single-sensor cinema cameras. With a built-in, 1.5x extender, the focal length of the new lens translates to 75-1500mm.

Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 15, 2014 0 comments

Leica has introduced a chic-looking new compact camera: the limited Leica X “Edition Moncler,” which goes on sale this month for an as-yet undisclosed price.

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