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George Schaub Posted: Oct 27, 2004 0 comments

With the arrival of digital recording and software-based post-processing, techniques
for achieving perfect panning shots and 360° panoramic views are attracting
a lot of attention in the photographic world. The new Novoflex Panorama-VR system
is said to meet the demands of professional photographers for an easy-to-use
adjuster system to rotate a camera 360° around a nodal point.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 29, 2007 0 comments

Casio, Inc. has announced the release of the newest model in the series of EXILIM
digital cameras, the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z1200. The new camera is Casio's flagship
EXILIM Zoom, boasting 12.1 effective megapixels.

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Staff Posted: Jul 08, 2009 0 comments

Museo Fine Art announced the immediate availability of Museo IIGS acid-free, double-sided fine art inkjet paper. Made in the U.S.A., Museo IIGS is a 250 gsm, 15 mil thick, 100% cotton paper with an extra smooth finish on both sides. Museo IIGS contains no optical brighteners, resulting in outstanding long-term base color stability. Ideal for book and card making, the Grain Short orientation of Museo IIGS allows for easier and cleaner scoring and folding. Museo IIGS is available in 25 sheet boxes of 11” x 8.5”, 17” x 11”, and 19” x 13” sizes. In addition, 17” x 22” sheets are available.

“With Museo IIGS, we continue our tradition of providing some of the world’s best fine art inkjet paper,” said David Williams, Sales and Marketing Manager for Museo Fine Art. “Museo users now have the opportunity to use a product that offers all of the benefits they’ve come to expect from the Museo brand, with the added feature of grain short sheets, which so many folks have requested.”

Optimized for use with the pigmented inkjet used by today’s professionals, the Museo II papers meet the demanding needs of the finest image makers, galleries and museums, plus Library of Congress and ISO standards for permanence.

For more information on Museo brand papers, visit http://www.MuseoFineArt.com.

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Press Release Posted: May 31, 2011 1 comments

Jill-e Designs was chosen recently by Canon U.S.A., Inc. to create a high-fashion, high-function bag ideal for photographers on the go.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 02, 2006 0 comments

Pictureframes.com has just launched an online service portal devoted to the
artist and photographer community: www.pictureframes.com/artandphoto.
It is intended for artists and photographers who seek a single source for everything
from fine art printing to matting, framing, fulfillment, secure archiving and
an unfolding suite of web services. The new online portal is said to make it
easier for artists and photographers to maximize their exposure and sell more
work with useful services such as limited and open editions with the latest
giclee technology, free telephone forums on high interest topics and regular
Graphik Dimensions news updates. Even more reseller benefits are scheduled to
premiere this summer. Other advantages found at pictureframes.com/artandphoto
include a free full-sized proof with each edition, free certificates of authenticity,
the ability to hand-sign editions and nearly a dozen fine art quality papers.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 18, 2007 0 comments

Fujifilm U.S.A., Inc. is pleased to announce a new promotion that enables professional
event, school, and directory photographers to purchase an entire S5 Pro commercial
studio system kit, complete with bar code reader, at a price of $2399.95. Available
through authorized Fujifilm dealers, this promotion represents a savings of $360
on the original price.



The S5 Pro's new bar code reader functionality combines with unique features
such as password protected feature and control lockout, film simulation modes,
iTTL commander flash control, and white balance and color fine tune adjustments.
In addition to the renowned Super CCD SR Pro color accuracy and high quality JPEG
modes, the FinePix S5 Pro is quickly becoming the camera of choice for professional
event, school and directory photographers.



At the heart of the FinePix S5 Pro is Real Photo Technology Pro, which combines
the Super CCD SR Pro sensor and the new RP Processor Pro, and allows for the wide
dynamic range with smoother tonality from brightest light to darkest shadow. The
S5 Pro offers six preset dynamic range settings for expanded dynamic range between
100% and 400% and three new variations of the original film simulation modes pioneered
in the FinePix S3 Pro have been added (five modes in total).



Of particular appeal to event and school photographers is the ability to attach
a bar code reader wand directly to the FinePix S5 Pro via the 10-pin serial port
on the camera. Bar codes are stored directly in the image file's EXIF header
so that images can later be linked to a school, hotel, cruise ship or other name
database. The FinePix S5 Pro also offers an innovative password protected menu
and button lock down system that enables flawless deployment in a multiple photographer
environment, thus reducing errors caused by changing the camera's programmed
setup.



In addition, Fujifilm is also offering professional photographers a free copy
of Fujifilm HyperUtility HS-V3 and Pantone Huey Pro with purchase of the S5 Pro
Body Only Kit, a savings of $240 with mail-in rebate.



For more information on the FinePix S5 Pro, visit www.fujifilmusa.com.

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Staff Posted: Oct 07, 2009 0 comments

Freestyle Photographic Supplies, in partnership with Fotoimpex, Germany, announces the arrival of a long-awaited photographic paper, the new ADOX Premium MCC 110 variable-contrast fiber-based paper. Designed to be the replacement for the late Agfa Classic 111 paper, ADOX Premium MCC 110 uses the same emulsion as the original Agfa, but on a neutral white paper base instead of the old warm base. Other than the whiter base, everything else about MCC 110 is exactly the same as Agfa Classic. ADOX Premium MCC 110 also reacts well to warm and cold-tone developers with impressive tonal shifts, and is excellent for lith printing.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 15, 2005 0 comments

In response to the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina, members of the
professional photography trade have established a relief effort to help industry
colleagues get back on their feet. The P.H.O.T.O. Foundation (Photographic Industry
Helping Others To Overcome) aims to rally industry support in the form of financial
contributions, loaned equipment, extended billing and payment arrangements,
and in-kind services to help photographers rebuild their businesses. Donations
may be mailed to: P.H.O.TO. Foundation, PO Box 611, Deerfield, IL 60015.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 22, 2008 0 comments

We recently received an email from photographers James C. Williams about his
efforts to convince Kodak not to discontinue manufacture of HIE-135mm film.
We reproduce his letter and plea for photographers to join his efforts to save
this film.

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Press Release Posted: Feb 03, 2010 0 comments

Samsung Electronics America, Inc announced the Samsung NX10 with a 14.6 MP APS-C size CMOS sensor and 3.0” AMOLED screen. Users can also record in HD movies. Available in two colors, Noble Black and Titan Silver, the Samsung NX10 is small, light and ergonomically designed. The company’s latest innovation, the new DRIMe II Pro engine and advanced AF algorithm, also provide ultra fast AF speed with the higher precision of contrast AF.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 10, 2006 0 comments

PhotoFiddle.com allows visitors to upload pictures on their computers and transform
the image into a watercolor, pop art, collage, oil painting, and many other
artistic treatments. The image can then be ordered for home delivery as a stretched
piece of artwork on museum-quality canvas. The artwork is even delivered with
a pair of white gloves included so as to not damage the delicacy of the final
work. There are various framing options and sizes available, making photographs
that have been "PhotoFiddled" a unique gift.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 15, 2008 0 comments

Sigma
has announced a large aperture, standard prime lens with claimed superior peripheral
brightness and corrected sagittal coma flare, ideal for all digital SLR cameras.
The lens is perfectly suited for a wide range of subjects enabling outstanding,
sharply defined images against a nicely blurred background. The fast, F1.4 aperture
makes this lens desirable for use with Digital SLR cameras; it effectively becomes
an 80mm medium telephoto lens on digital cameras with APS-C size image sensors.
The optimum optical design and molded glass aspherical lens elements provide
excellent correction for all types of aberrations. The super multi-layer lens
coating reduces flare and ghosting. Superior optical performance is also ensured
throughout the focusing range. This lens has a minimum focusing distance of
45cm (17.7") and has maximum magnification of 1:7.4. It creates a very
attractive blur, even when a small aperture is used. It incorporates HSM (Hyper
Sonic Motor), which ensures a quiet and high-speed AF as well as full-time manual
focus override.



www.sigmaphoto.com

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Press Release Posted: May 17, 2010 0 comments

Sony has introduced two innovative α (alpha) compact interchangeable lens digital cameras (models NEX-5 and NEX-3) that provide the quality of a digital SLR in a compact body that is easy to slip into a small purse or jacket pocket for ultimate portability.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 12, 2005 0 comments

Extensis, a division of Celartem, Inc., has released a free update to Portfolio
7 for both Macintosh and Windows platforms. Portfolio 7.0.6 provides compatibility
updates for Adobe's Creative Suite 2 and Apple's Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger). Additionally,
Extensis has added support for 14 new camera formats on both Mac and Windows versions
of Portfolio. Registered owners of Portfolio 7 are eligible to receive the free
upgrades immediately through the Extensis website at http://www.extensis.com/portfolio.



The Portfolio Raw Filter 2 update adds support for the following cameras, bringing
the total number of supported professional digital cameras to more than 50.



· Nikon D2x

· Nikon D2hs

· Nikon Coolpix 8400

· Nikon Coolpix 8700

· Nikon Coolpix 8800

· Olympus E300 (AKA EVOLT)

· Olympus C8080

· Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II

· Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT (AKA 350D)

· Canon Powershot G6

· Canon Powershot S70

· Canon Powershot Pro 1

· Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D

· Pentax *ist DS



For a complete list of supported file types please visit: http://www.extensis.com/p7formats.
For a complete list of supported camera models, please visit http://www.extensis.com/rawsupport.



The Portfolio suite of Digital Asset Management (DAM) products is designed to
meet the needs of the most demanding creative professionals and workgroups through
four components: Portfolio Client, Portfolio Server, Portfolio NetPublish and
Portfolio SQL Connect. Portfolio provides powerful Client/Server digital asset
management for both desktops and networked workgroups, allowing collaborative
teams to organize, find and share digital files quickly.



Portfolio Server offers more expandability and integration options with optimized
connection modules for Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle and MySQL engines. Portfolio
Server leverages standard ODBC technology, enabling integrators and IT professionals
to create customized solutions that provide easy access to the information stored
in the database.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 20, 2006 0 comments

Adobe
Systems Incorporated today announced Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 software,
a major upgrade to the No. 1 selling consumer photo editing software.

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