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Dan Havlik Posted: Jul 29, 2014 0 comments

Canon took the wraps off two new compact, superzoom cameras this morning: the PowerShot SX520 HS and the PowerShot SX400 IS digital cameras. The new PowerShot SX520 HS features a whopping 42x Optical Zoom lens (equivalent to 24-1008mm) and the PowerShot SX400 IS has a 30x Optical Zoom (equivalent to 24-720mm).

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jul 28, 2014 0 comments

The International Center of Photography (located in New York City) is currently home to the intriguing new Urbes Mutantes: Latin American Photography exhibition. Urbes Mutantes (Mutant Cities) is a major survey of the dynamic photographic movements that took place in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Jul 25, 2014 2 comments
If you’re a long-time Shutterbug reader, you just might be saying to yourself now: “Who the heck is this guy and what’s he doing here?” The short answer, in case you missed last month’s Editor’s Notes in the magazine, is that George Schaub stepped down as Shutterbug’s Editor-in-Chief and I’ve taken over for him.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 25, 2014 0 comments
Based on the same sleek, stylish design as the existing RX100 and RX100 II models, the new RX100 III features a specially developed ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F1.8-2.8 lens and adds a built-in OLED viewfinder with ZEISS T* coating. The camera utilizes the same high-resolution 20.1 MP 1.0-type back-illuminated CMOS image sensor as the existing RX100II model, and adds the powerful BIONZ X processor featured in several high-end Sony cameras including the full-frame 7, 7R and 7S models.
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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jul 25, 2014 0 comments

Pompidoo has introduced the fashionable Lima camera bag, which offers the stylish retro flair of a designer handbag combined with the functionality of a photography gear bag. Aimed at female photographers, the Lima is available in the vibrant colors with whimsical names: Aqua Dreams, Fiesta Dreams and Nougat Dreams.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jul 24, 2014 0 comments

Pentax has unveiled a new limited edition "Prestige" version of its K-3 digital SLR with a distinctive gunmetal chassis. According to Pentax, the K-3 is a special edition camera created to commemorate “the many awards bestowed upon the K-3” by photography publications and websites.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jul 24, 2014 0 comments
Photographers who like to print their images on canvas for an arty look, should check out LexJet’s latest offering. Called Sunset Photo Canvas Paper, this 230g, premium matte paper is embossed with a 2-over-1 weave canvas texture.
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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jul 23, 2014 0 comments
Sebastião Salgado, Iceberg between Paulet Island and the South Shetland Islands on the Antarctic Channel.  At sea level, earlier flotation levels are clearly visible where the ice has been polished by the ocean’s constant movement. High above, a shape resembling a castle tower has been carved by wind erosion and detached pieces of ice. The Antarctic Peninsula. 2005. © Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas Images-Contact Press Images.

The International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City has announced it will be the first museum in the United States to present the Sebastiao Salgado exhibition, Genesis. The show features a collection of over 200 of Salgado’s expertly crafted black-and-white images.

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Press Release Posted: Jul 22, 2014 0 comments
Unified Color Technologies announced HDR Expose 3.1, a significant update to its standalone HDR image processing software. HDR Expose 3.1’s newest features, including faster merge and alignment tools, improved de-ghosting algorithms, a new panorama batch processing assist mode and a redesigned merge dialog, are designed to optimize any photographers’ HDR workflow and efficiently produce, high-quality, true color HDR images.
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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 22, 2014 3 comments
While we often devote this column to a discussion of evolving technologies for innovative photographic gear, this month we’d like to tell you about some changes we have in the works for Shutterbug and solicit your input for updating the magazine, our website, and our social media initiatives.
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Dan Havlik Posted: Jul 21, 2014 0 comments
Jeff Cable is one of many photographers these days discovering the glories of shooting aerial video and images with remote-controlled imaging drones. Cable recently turned his good buddy and Apple Computer legend Steve "Woz" Wozniak on to how easy and fun it is to fly these drones and shot a short video of the experience.
Dan Havlik Posted: Jul 21, 2014 0 comments

Hasselblad's gone "back to the future" with a new digital back designed to bring its V System analog cameras into the 21st Century. Called the CFV-50c, the CMOS sensor-based back will sell for 11,000 Euros (approximately $14,900) and is designed to work with "almost every V camera made by the company since 1957," Hasselblad said

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Press Release Posted: Jul 15, 2014 0 comments
Building on its foundation of unique DSLR cameras, RICOH IMAGING is pleased to introduce the PENTAX XG-1 digital camera. This versatile, all-in-one camera showcases an impressive 52x optical zoom lens, 16 megapixel sensor, and Pentax technology; bridging the gap between DSLR flexibility and point and shoot convenience.
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Press Release Posted: Jul 11, 2014 2 comments
Nikon 1 users will appreciate the incredible speed and accuracy offered by both the new Nikon 1 J4 and Nikon 1 S2. Like the recently announced Nikon 1 V3, both cameras feature the world’s fastest continuous shooting frame rate at 20 frames-per-second (fps) at full resolution, ideal for capturing split-second moments that can last a lifetime. Additionally, the J4 sports an impressive 171 contrast detect focus areas and 105 phase-detect AF points for incredible autofocus accuracy when capturing either stills or HD video.
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Press Release Posted: Jul 08, 2014 0 comments
The LumiQuest Mini Kit includes a Soft Screen, a camera mounted flash diffuser that softens the harsh light emitted from digital SLR pop-up flash, and a Mini SoftBox, which diffuses light with the flash in the direct flash position and enlarges the light source 4-5 times the size of the flash head itself. Unobtrusive and low profile, it is ideal for press and other fast moving situations. Also included is an UltraStrap, said to be the most secure, non-adhesive flash attachment mounting strap available. All items in the kit fit into a mini pouch for easy carrying.

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