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Staff Posted: Jun 03, 2009 0 comments

Backdrop Outlet is hosting free lighting and posing seminars this weekend, June 6-8, with world-famous photographers Art Ketchum and Robert Lino. In addition, the company is having a warehouse sale in conjunction with the event with huge savings on muslins, props, canvas and lights, reflectors and stands. Every item they carry will be on sale at the event. The event will be held in San Diego, CA. For information, registration and directions visit their announcement site at: http://www.backdropoutlet.com/event/index.htm.

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Press Release Posted: Jul 16, 2010 0 comments

Spider Holster announced several newly-created cross-platform adaptors. These adaptors enable more photographers to eliminate the back, shoulder and neck strain often experienced with traditional camera straps and shoulder bags, while seamlessly integrating the versatile Spider Holster into their existing gear collections. The first of these new offerings includes a collection of kits which enable photographers to quickly connect the SpiderPro holster to popular professional-grade belt systems, including Think Tank Photo’s Pro Speed BeltsTM and Steroid Speed BeltTM. Current SpiderPro owners also have access to a new simple modification that facilitates use with Lowepro’s Street and Field Series. Plus, owners of Arca-Swiss-style ballheads and tripods can now purchase a new double-dovetail quick-release plate for a faster transition.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 28, 2005 0 comments

Adobe has released an updated beta version (v3.3, 11/10/05) of their Adobe
Camera Raw plug-in for raw file conversion with a few enhancements. (Compatible
only with Photoshop CS 2 as well as Elements 3.0 and 4.0.) Support for additional
cameras has also been added, including the Canon EOS 5D, EOS 1D Mark II N, Pentax
*ist DL and *ist DS2. A minor fix has also been made to the Adobe DNG converter,
"improved decoding for some camera models". Do note that this is a
beta version, although it appeared to work perfectly in my preliminary tests.
When installing the Camera Raw plug-in, be sure to follow the instructions exactly
as described on the Adobe web site. The download for Mac and Windows is available
at http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/new.jsp.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 06, 2007 0 comments

Sony is expanding its (Alpha) digital SLR system with the introduction of the
DSLR-A700 camera, which is aimed at photo enthusiasts or serious photo hobbyists.
The new model features advanced imaging technologies and ultra-responsive operation,
as well as a lightweight, dust- and moisture-resistant, magnesium alloy construction
common to enthusiast-class D-SLR cameras.


Like Sony's mainstream DSLR-A100 model, the new A700 unit incorporates
Super SteadyShot Inside image stabilization in the camera body and is compatible
with most Minolta Maxxum mount lenses in addition to Sony lenses. The camera's
new 12.2-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor conducts analog-to-digital (A/D) signal
conversion and dual noise reduction right on the sensor itself. Noise reduction
is applied to analog signals before A/D conversion and the resulting digital
signals are then subject to a second round of noise reduction.

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Press Release Posted: Oct 20, 2010 1 comments

Panasonic announced the world’s first1 interchangeable 3D lens, the H-FT012.

Furthering Panasonic’s leadership in 3D technology, the new interchangeable 3D lens LUMIX G 12.5mm / F12 features two optical systems installed within the diameter of the lens mount, creating stereo images from the left and right lenses that are then processed with a 3D image processing system. Panasonic's advanced technologies in optical technology, image processing systems, and lens barrel design, allow the 3D lens to be compact.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 12, 2005 0 comments

Delsey has cut out the bulk and crafted its line of GOPIX bags and cases around
the evolving technology and the user, providing carrying solutions that make
it easier to get up and go without being weighed down by a larger than necessary
bag. The new GOPIX 50 is suitable for compact digital cameras, video cameras
or even a CD player. The GOPIX 50 has enough storage for six CDs and features
external zippered side pockets and an opening for an earphone connection. The
bag is very light, weighing approximately .60 pounds and, like the entire GOPIX
line, features a compact design with measurements of 4" (L) x 2 3/4"
(W) x 6" (H).



The new GOPIX 77 is ideal for a digital still, a 35mm SLR with multiple lenses
or a video camera. All exterior zippers are designed with a reverse closure
system creating an external and internal water-resistant cover. The GOPIX 77
also features exterior zippered side pockets, an internal zippered mesh pouch
and a zippered back pocket. The GOPIX 77 has external dimensions of 6 1/2 "(L)
x 5" (W) x 10" (H) and internal dimensions of 6 1/4" (L) x
4 3/4" (W) x 8 1/4"(H). With a comfortable padded hand grip and shoulder
strap, the GOPIX 77 is great for the photographer on the go, weighing approximately
1 pound.


GOPIX 77

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 10, 2008 0 comments

Nikon Inc.
has introduced the versatile AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens that
offers Nikon's proprietary Vibration Reduction (VR) technology to help
consumers snap sharper photos than ever before, even while shooting handheld.
Compact and lightweight, this affordable lens is for use with Nikon DX-format
digital SLR cameras and is the ideal focal length as a "first lens."




The 3x optical zoom offers users of Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras including
the D40, D40x, D80 and new D300 with a versatile picture angle perspective ranging
from wide angle for dramatic landscapes and interiors, to moderate telephoto
that is ideal for flattering portraits.

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Press Release Posted: Feb 28, 2011 0 comments

The Sunbounce Grip Head GH-2522 will replace both the discontinued GRIP-HEAD "THE PRO" and "THE BIG". The GRIP-HEAD ENTERPRISE comes with several new and outstanding features. The two tunnel clamps are differently sized, and perfectly match both the tube sizes SUNBOUNCE uses. The GRIP-HEAD ENTERPRISE can be used with any SUNBOUNCE frame except the Sun Scrim 20 x 20. The GRIP-HEAD ENTERPRISE is perfectly developed for the Sunbounce System and is a super strong high quality aluminum product. Its two clamps are twice as long compared to the GRIP-HEAD PRO or BIG and allow an even better grip of the frame, yet the GRIP-HEAD ENTERPRISE weighs 135 grams less than the GRIP-HEAD BIG.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 01, 2005 0 comments

After thirty years of serving the professional photography community, first in
film and most recently with digital printing, AdoramaPix will now allow everyone
to join its On-Line Digital Print Membership Club. Due to the volume of requests
of amateur photographers, and the automation of the ordering process via Adorama's
easy-to-use WEB site, Mr. Herman Klein, Director of the Digital Developing Division
of Adorama, announced today that AdoramaPix will now allow the public to become
free members of its current full digital developing services. Membership fees
and minimum print order requirements have been waived. New members are being offered
incentives for placing their first orders via the WEB at http://www.adoramapix.com.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 06, 2008 0 comments

Sekonic has announced the release of new Data Transfer Software for the L-758DR
exposure meter. The software is used to create and edit camera exposure profiles
and then transfer them to the L-758DR for extremely accurate control of exposure.
Along with the sensor's dynamic range, it records the unique variations of your
digital camera, such as the effects of shutter speed and aperture mechanisms
as well as the characteristics of the lens in use.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 06, 2004 0 comments

Corel today
announced that Corel® Painter™ IX, the world's most powerful
Natural-Media® painting and illustration software, is now available for
pre-order. Hitting the streets in October, Corel Painter IX allows commercial
designers, photographers, and professional artists to use their natural talents
and techniques to create breathtaking works of art.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 18, 2006 0 comments

The
Rainsleeve from OP/TECH USA is made for for avid outdoor photographers, offering
a shield from the elements that fits easily in the pocket or camera bag. It
features a unique eyepiece opening that adapts to most camera viewfinders, allowing
composition of shots through the camera's lens, not through the plastic.
All camera and lens controls are easily seen and operated through the Rainsleeve.
It can be used either handheld or on a tripod, and a small hole can be made
to accommodate mounting longer lenses to the tripod. The drawstring enclosure
will fit any lens up to seven inches in diameter and up to 18 inches long. The
product comes two to a package.

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Staff Posted: Aug 25, 2008 0 comments

Calumet Photographic has joined forces with Luminous Landscape in releasing
the latest entry for its Imagemaker collection of educational and instructional
DVDs, Fine Art Printing: From Digital Camera to Print, Video Tutorials with
Michael Reichmann & Jeff Schewe.

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Press Release Posted: Nov 13, 2009 0 comments

FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc. announced the availability of the Instax Mini 7S Instant Camera and Instax Mini Instant Color Film to the U.S. market.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 15, 2005 0 comments

In olden times printmakers toiling in the darkroom had a fair sampling of paper
surfaces from which to choose, as well as paper "tones" that ranged
from warm to cool, depending on the paper characteristics modified by the developer
used. Alas, those days are past, with less and less surfaces available. Now,
however, the choice in paper surfaces and weights has returned, albeit in the
form of inkjet papers for output using both pigment and dye based inks. Today,
the proliferation of inkjet paper brands speaks to the growing market for these
products and provides the photographer with perhaps even more possibilities
than even was available in the heyday of the chemical darkroom arts.

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