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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 09, 2008 0 comments

onOne Software, Inc., announces that its new software plug-in for Adobe Photoshop
and Photoshop Elements -- FocalPoint 1.0 -- is now available for immediate
download. onOne Software's FocalPoint is a selective focus and vignetting
plug-in designed to help photographers easily blur and/or vignette areas of
an image.

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Press Release Posted: Nov 18, 2009 0 comments

Mamiya has announced two new and exciting lines of DSLRs, plus a new series of leaf-shutter lenses optimized for digital. This introduction brings together the professional workhorse heritage of Mamiya cameras, and Mamiya’s reputation for making world-class lenses.

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Press Release Posted: Feb 07, 2011 1 comments

Argraph Corporation, the international supplier of photographic / imaging products, is introducing the new E-filming Digital Drive 360° Panorama Camera Base, an automatic system for making panorama, spherical and 3D rotation photographs quickly, easily and affordably.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 03, 2006 0 comments

Nikon Inc. is recalling EN-EL3 batteries as detailed in a service advisory
(issued Nov. 7. 2005) because of possible overheating and melting. The recall
involves over 700,000 affected battery packs (including 200,000 in the US) that
were packaged with the Nikon D100, D70 and D50 and also sold as accessories
under model number 26265. Replacement will be free of charge. Although only
four incidents of problems have been reported to date, replacement of batteries
with the pertinent lot numbers is strongly recommended. Full specifics are available
at http://www.nikonusa.com/email_images/nikonusa/service_advisory/battery.html
on the Nikon Web site. To receive instructions and materials for the return
of your affected EN-EL3 battery pack, postage prepaid, and your free replacement,
click here http://www.nikondealernet.com/sa2.asp
or call toll free 1-800-645-6678.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 04, 2006 0 comments

The Plugin Site (www.thepluginsite.com)
has released the MacOS X version of LightMachine, a plugin for performing all
kinds of light adjustments in photos.
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Staff Posted: Oct 01, 2008 0 comments

Camera Armor, a leader in protective accessories for cameras and digital SLRs, announces the Seattle Sling waterproof camera bag. The first in their new line of Seattle Series Bags, the Seattle Sling features complete protection from the elements, featuring interior dry-bag technology that provides weather-proof protection in addition to impact safety.

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Press Release Posted: Apr 23, 2010 0 comments

This "Start to Finish Workflow for Photographers" workshop with Jerry Courvoisier is taking place in numerous cities from April to November 2010.

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Staff Posted: Apr 06, 2009 0 comments

Lensbaby announces a new 0.42x Super Wide Lens for use with their new line of selective focus lenses – The  Composer, The Muse, The Control Freak and their companion Lensbaby Optic Swap System consisting of Double Glass, Single Glass, Plastic, and Pinhole/Zone plate interchangeable optics.

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Staff Posted: Oct 02, 2009 0 comments

Benro, who has been manufacturing tripods for more than 10 years (and has the #1 market share in their home country of China), offers high quality tripods, monopods and heads that are built to professional standards at an extraordinary value. Benro is distributed in the U.S. by Westchester, NY based MAC Group. “We are very proud to add Benro to our product mix,” states Jeff Karp, Benro Product Marketing Manager. “The high quality, innovative designs and exceptional value make Benro the perfect choice for demanding photographers on a budget.”

Benro has the technology and manufacturing capabilities to build products made of carbon fiber (8 layers for ultimate stability), aluminum (top performance at an economical price) and magnesium (lighter than aluminum, yet stronger) – materials that provide outstanding performance and reliability -- at economical prices. Benro is the only company that makes its own carbon fiber tubing.

An excellent example of Benro’s design capabilities is their new "Quick Lock" Leg System that sets the new standard in flip lock technology. Its rugged construction, reliability and ease of operation elevates leg locking systems to a new level.

One of the most unique tripods in Benro’s lineup is the patented Travel Angel, available in both carbon fiber and aluminum. This is an easy-to-carry, ultra-compact tripod that photographers will take with them everywhere they go. What good is a tripod if you leave it home because it’s too big or heavy? Travel Angel’s unique 180 degree fold over design allows them to be folded into a compact package (up to 20% smaller than conventionally designed tripods) that can easily fit into backpacks or luggage. However, when quick setup, excellent maximum height and a rigid, stable support are needed, Benro Travel Angels are outstanding performers. All kits include a BH-Series single action or B-Series dual action ballhead that matches the size of the tripod.

In addition to tripods and monopods, Benro builds a full range of heads. Whether you select a Benro single action or dual action ballhead or 3-Way panhead, you’ll see the quality that goes into all Benro products the minute you pick them up. Benro tripod heads are produced using the latest in precision machining and manufacturing technology to ensure smooth and secure operation. The patented, dual locking, dovetailed Quick Release Plates or Arca Swiss style Quick Release Plates allow fast and secure camera mounting and dismounting without having to worry about accidentally unseating the camera.

To help you decide on the right equipment for your shooting situations, Benro provides a series of web-based videos that show the features and benefits of Benro products. Choose from “Why you need a tripod” (even with image stabilization and high ISO cameras, the best results happen with a tripod) to “Selecting the perfect tripod head” to “Benro Travel Angel” and more.

To see the complete selection of Benro products, visit www.Benro.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 21, 2006 0 comments

The Photographic Project has established itself as a learning center and gathering
place for photographers/imagers from around the world. This year's subject
is being held as a retreat-style conference for photographers on taking a project
from concept to audience. Discover the possibilities of your project through an
inspiring weekend of invaluable seminars, lectures and hands-on workshops.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 02, 2005 0 comments

To better meet event photographers' on-demand printing needs, KODAK PROFESSIONAL
will be introducing an upgrade kit and media to enable 5x7- inch borderless
prints on the new KODAK 6850 Photo Printer. The KODAK Photo Printer 6850 5R
Borderless Upgrade Kit includes two plastic flanges for the media roll endcaps,
a metal guide for 5-inch paper and a CD with drivers and easy instructions for
self installation. The 5- inch borderless upgrade kit is to be used with the
new KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTATHERM 6850 5R Print Kit which provides enough media
and donor to make 375 5x7 inch (13x18 cm) prints. Available worldwide in September,
2005, the KODAK Photo Printer 6850 5R Borderless Upgrade Kit and the KODAK PROFESSIONAL
EKTATHERM 6850 5R Print Kit will retail for US$35 (MSRP) and US$280 (MSRP),
respectively.

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Press Release Posted: Jul 26, 2010 0 comments

onOne Software, Inc.announced that PhotoFrame 4.5.1 Free Edition and PhotoTools 2.5.3 Free Edition now include support for the new Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended software.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 12, 2006 0 comments

onOne Software, Inc. has announced the availability of the new "Pro Photo
Essentials" software package featuring onOne Software's Genuine Fractals
4.1, Mask Pro 4, Intellihance Pro 4.1 and PhotoFrame Pro 3 Photoshop plug-ins
and iView MediaPro 3 digital asset management software.



Available starting December 8, 2006, this offering applies to the Mac and Microsoft
Windows versions of iView MediaPro 3, Genuine Fractals 4.1, PhotoFrame Pro 3,
Mask Pro 4 and Intellihance Pro 4.1. The price is $499.95 ($838.80 if purchased
separately for a savings of $338.85). A special introductory price of $374.95
is available directly from onOne Software's web site (www.ononesoftware.com)
only through December 31, 2006.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 26, 2007 0 comments

Delkin Devices announced three new innovative additions to their line of AA battery
products - designed specifically with the digital photographer in mind. New to
Delkin's "Delkin Power" product line are three products that use the
newest in battery technology. Included in the new lineup are Extended Power 2900mAh
Rechargeable AA battery cells, a new AA/AAA International Quick Charger, and Ready-to-Use
Rechargeable AA battery cells that combine the benefits of single-use alkaline
cells with rechargeable cells.



The Ready-to-Use Rechargeable AA batteries combine all of the benefits of a rechargeable
with the benefits of a single use alkaline cell. Delkin's AA Ready-to-Use batteries
use technology that is said to allow them to hold their charge better than any
standard rechargeableThe batteries are environmentally friendly and can be charged
and recharged over 800 times then recycled at the end of their lifespan.



For those that are interested in the highest mAh rating available, Delkin's new
Extended Power 2900mAh Rechargeable AA batteries cater to high drain devices that
use a lot of power at one time, such as digital cameras that boast large LCD displays
with a powerful flash. The new Extended Power 2900mAh Rechargeable AA's are said
to offer more power to drive those high drain LCD screens and flash units. With
any rechargeable battery there always comes time for the need to recharge, so
Delkin decided to offer a new AA battery charger that would fulfill all of the
requirements of today's busy photographer. The AA/AAA International Quick Charger
uses four charging circuits compared to the one or two that most chargers use
today. This allows each battery to be individually monitored by the charger and
by the user, which enables a more adequate and longer lasting charge and drastically
increases safety. It also uses multiple safety features to protect against overcharge,
excessive heat and possible short circuiting, and uses a methodical charge rate
based on the quantity of cells being charged to properly condition and retain
the lifespan of the battery while charging it in a reasonable amount of time.
What's more, the AA/AA International Quick Charger is travel friendly with automatic
110V/220V switching and international plug options, with the US version having
a foldable power plug for easy packing. Charge time depends on the mAh rating
of the cells being charged, as well as the amount of cells being charged at one
time, but one 2900mAh cell will be fully charged in about 80 minutes.



All Delkin Power products are protected by the company's two year warranty and
can be found in camera stores worldwide, or at the company's website at www.delkin.com.
The Extended Power AA batteries as well as the Ready to Use AA batteries can be
purchased in packages of four and are priced at $16.99 and $17.99 respectively.
The AA/AAA International Quick Charger comes packaged with four of the Extended
Power AA batteries and is priced at $44.99.



www.delkin.com
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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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