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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 03, 2008 0 comments

Calumet Photographic offers affordable yet sophisticated self-contained flash
units, the Genesis 200w/s and 400w/s moonlights. These flash units provide all
the power and lighting control needed to create professional-looking portraits
and great still-life tabletop photographs. They provide recycling times as low
as one second. The Genesis flash units' 5-volt sync voltage is even safe
for today's digital cameras.

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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: Sep 20, 2004 0 comments



Nikon has announced their lineup for
the fall in anticiplation of photokina, the worldwide trade show to be held in
Germany in the coming weeks. Following is a synopsis from the Nikon release. Watch
for complete details in coming issues of Shutterbug.



Nikon D2X:

Using brand new innovations in sensor design and image processing, the D2X delivers
sharp images with very fine gradations of tone and 12.4 megapixel resolution.
Photographers are now rid of the dilemma of choosing between high resolution and
high speed, because even at a tremendous size of 12.4 megapixels, the D2X can
comfortably shoot full resolution images at 5 frames per second (up to 21 consecutive
JPEGs and 15 NEFs).
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 15, 2006 0 comments

Apple has unveiled the new Mac Pro, a quad Xeon, 64-bit desktop workstation
featuring two new Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors running up to 3.0 GHz and
a new system architecture that delivers up to twice the performance of the Power
Mac G5 Quad. With advanced performance, greater expansion, higher performance
graphics options and unprecedented customization, the newly designed Mac Pro
is the ideal system for the most demanding user. The introduction of the Mac
Pro marks the completion of a rapid and seamless transition for Apple, with
the entire Mac family now using Intel's latest processors.

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Posted: Jul 22, 2008 0 comments

The Reporter Flash Ring, originally designed only for cameras with a vertical
grip, can now be used on SLRs without a vertical grip when coupled with the
RFR105 Universal Mounting Adapter. The camera must have its tripod mounting
hole centered to the lens.

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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: Mar 28, 2006 0 comments

Sigma Corporation has announced the launch of the new 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO
lens, an ideal large aperture standard zoom lens for digital SLR cameras featuring
an APS-C size image sensor. The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 20cm
(7.9") throughout the entire zoom range. Maximum magnification of 1:2.3
enables close-up photography like a macro lens. The new lens design and multi
layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting. A Special Low Dispersion (SLD)
lens and two aspherical lens elements provide excellent correction for all types
of aberrations and produce a high level of optical performance throughout the
entire zoom range.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 19, 2007 0 comments

Photodex Corporation has announced the release of the next generation of its
slide show software, ProShow Gold.

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Staff Posted: Nov 19, 2008 0 comments

Epson America announced its next generation of professional ink jet printers – the 24-inch Epson Stylus Pro 7900 and the 44-inch Epson Stylus Pro 9900. This Epson Stylus Pro series incorporates Epson’s latest achievements in photographic ink jet technology, including Epson’s MicroPiezo TFP print head with new Epson UltraChrome HDR Ink technology, to deliver a higher level of print quality, increased performance with speeds almost twice as fast as previous models, and the widest color gamut ever from Epson Stylus Pro printers. 

Based on unique high-density pigment chemistry, Epson UltraChrome HDR ink technology offers all-new Orange and Green inks, and when combined with Epson’s innovative AccuPhoto™ HDR screening technology, delivers the industry’s most advanced ink jet printing technology. The result is greatly enhanced photographic print quality with exceptionally fine photographic blends and transitions, and highly accurate highlight-to-shadow detail. In addition, Epson UltraChrome HDR offers excellent print permanence ratings for color and black-and-white prints and outstanding short-term color stability for a broad range of mission-critical proofing applications.

Also new to the Epson Stylus Pro series is an optional high performance, in-line spectrophotometer for commercial proofing applications. Developed by Epson in partnership with X-Rite, the SpectroProofer incorporates a high performance X-Rite ILS20 spectrophotometer for extreme measurement accuracy. When driven by the latest front-end RIP software, Epson’s SpectroProofer can automate virtually any color management process in today’s printing workflows. 

Whether producing sellable color or black-and-white photography, fine art reproduction or producing color accurate commercial and flexographic proofs for client approvals, the new Epson Stylus Pro series offers a range of features and next-generation technologies that allow creative professionals to produce their vision without compromise.  Key features and benefits include:

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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: Jun 05, 2006 0 comments

Ansel Adams--John Muir Trail Exhibit, Opens September 23, 2006. This exhibit
features more than 20 Ansel Adams originals as well as over a dozen vintage
prints. It will also showcase over 100 landscapes captured on the trail.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 07, 2007 0 comments

Jobo AG announces today the immediate availability of a firmware update to
its award-winning GIGA Vu PRO evolution digital image storage and viewing device.
This firmware 2.0.4 update includes the new JD Loupe, Incremental Back-up and
increased RAW Format compatibility and is available for free download at http://www.jobo.com/jobo_service/digital/index.html.
In addition, all GIGA Vu PRO evolution units shipped from now on will feature
this latest firmware.



The new JD Loupe (the brain child of National Geographic photographer and loyal
GIGA Vu PRO evolution user Jay Dickman) provides users of this mobile image
storage device with a button in the unit's zoom menu that causes a magnified
rectangular loupe to appear on the LCD screen so photographers can closely examine
important details of their pictures.



In addition there is a new easy-to-use one-touch-software-update called Incremental
Back-up (the brain child of wildlife photographer and loyal GIGA Vu PRO evolution
user Andy Rouse). This update allows users who transfer the data stored on their
GIGA Vu PRO evolution via Incremental Back-up to an external storage device
such as the Jobo GIGA one, to automatically synchronize the data on both devices
with just one touch. The new data will be added to the external device without
deleting any already existing data on the device.



With this new update, the GIGA Vu PRO evolution now features RAW compatibility
with even more camera models from manufacturers including Canon, Casio, Contax,
Fuji, Hasselblad, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Leica (the GIGA Vu PRO evolution can
decode the Leica M8 RAW), Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Samsung, Sigma,
and Sony. And Jobo continues to test more camera models for compatibility on
a regular basis at the request of their customers. A full list of currently
compatible camera models is available on the Jobo AG Web site (www.jobo.com).

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Staff Posted: Jun 10, 2009 0 comments

Nikon Inc. has announced the next addition to the NIKKOR lineup with the new AF-S DX-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens. Compact and lightweight, the new 2.4x zoom DX-NIKKOR lens offers a focal length of 10 to 24mm, creating a picture angle ranging from 109-degrees to 61-degrees (FX-format equivalent of 15-36mm).

The AF-S DX-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens offers an array of versatile Nikon technologies, including Nikon’s compact Silent Wave Motor (SWM) technology for quiet, fast and accurate autofocus performance.  An advanced optical formula, featuring two extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and three aspherical lens elements renders stunning images while minimizing distortion, a common problem with ultra wide-angle lenses.

Fully compatible with Nikon’s complete line of DX-format digital SLR cameras – including the D300, D90, D60, D40 and the newly announced D5000 – the AF-S DX-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens enables photographers to broaden their view in new and interesting ways.  FX-format shooters can also benefit from the AF-S DX-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED, as Nikon’s FX-format cameras – the D3X, D3, and D700 – will automatically apply the DX-Crop Mode when shooting.

The AF-S DX-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED will be available at Nikon authorized dealers beginning May 2009 at an estimated selling price of $899.95*.  For more information, please visit www.nikonusa.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 30, 2005 0 comments

DXG USA has announced the availability of the DXG-528, a 5.1 megapixel CCD
digital camera. The DXG-528 features a slim aluminum housing, 2.4" LTPS
LCD screen, Pentax 3X optical zoom (with three aspherical lenses), built-in
32MB flash memory, SD/MMC card slot, MPEG-4 video with sound and Direct Print
capability. The camera also offers voice recorder and MP3 functionality, as
well as TV-Out capability for viewing pictures on a television. The DXG-528
is available immediately with an MSRP of $199.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 27, 2007 0 comments

Nikon has introduced its most advanced DX-format digital SLR camera, the D300.
Engineered with pro-level features and performance, the 12.3 effective megapixel
D300 combines brand new technologies with advanced features inherited from Nikon's
newly announced D3.

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