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Staff Posted: Oct 07, 2009 0 comments

ExpressDigital announces a re-release of DARKROOM Assembly Edition, software designed for school and team photographers that can be purchased outright, is plug-in free, completely manages nine different workflow scenarios, features greenscreen, online storefronts and lab connection, and that interacts seamlessly with cameras, work stations, barcode scanners, and digital media burners all while automating business functions. To commemorate this innovation, ExpressDigital further reveals an agreement with Desktop Darkroom to serve as a dedicated support and service arm available to provide free comprehensive online training and one-year phone support --as well as $1,300 in free software and templates through August.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 21, 2006 0 comments

Sony has established a new brand name for its digital single lens reflex (D-SLR)
cameras that will be launched worldwide this summer. Meaning "beginning"
and "essential," the symbol ? (pronounced alpha) will be used. Under
this sub-brand, Sony will produce a complete camera system of accessories and
lenses.



The Sony Alpha system of cameras, lenses and accessories are said to integrate
advanced electromechanical technologies that are key to D-SLR performance, the
versatility of the well-established Maxxum lens mount system, and Sony's
renown in imaging devices and technologies. These include CCD and CMOS imaging
sensors, as well as other image processing technologies, in addition to overall
product miniaturization. People who have already made investments in many of
Konica-Minolta's lenses and accessories will be able to take full advantage
of Sony's new D-SLR cameras.



Sony is already handling support and repair service for existing Konica-Minolta
digital and film cameras, as well as related lenses and accessories in the U.S.
A dedicated call center and strong levels of web support have been established
for these customers.

There is more information available about the new sub-brand at www.sony.com/dslr.
Sony camera and related product support for Konica Minolta customers is also
being offered at www.support.sony.com/EN/KM/service.html.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 07, 2007 0 comments

LexJet has released the latest in its fiber line of fine photo papers, Sunset
Fibre Elite. Sunset Fibre Elite was developed based on feedback from users of
Sunset Fibre Gloss who were looking for a super-smooth, bright white, glossy surface
in a fibre paper.


Sunset Fibre Elite has a 285g microporous high gloss-coated surface with a special
acid-inhibiting layer, and is universally compatible with all dye and pigmented
inksets. It is available in standard sheet sizes and roll widths up to 44 in.



Sunset Fibre Elite is now available and shipping from LexJet's nationwide network
of distribution centers. It is backed by LexJet's industry-leading customer service
and product support, plus LexJet's 30-day money-back guarantee.
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Press Release Posted: Jan 15, 2010 0 comments

Tamron USA, Inc. has announced a free new learning program that’s specifically targeted at
first-time Digital SLR owners, but also likely to appeal to a broad spectrum of shooters including
experienced enthusiasts, and those who simply want to get a better handle on all the exciting
features built into their new Digital SLR cameras.

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Apr 26, 2005 0 comments

Several new dye sub printers have been recently announced. These printers employ
thermal transfer technology--they apply heat to a special ink ribbon to produce
colored gas that forms an image on special media. All provide approximately
300dpi resolution, plenty for continuous tone output.



High Speed Pro Printers

Kodak recently introduced two new roll-fed thermal transfer 300dpi Professional
models (with automatic cutters) that generate high quality output for use as
proofs or for immediate sale. Both employ Ektatherm media said to produce prints
that will "last a lifetime". An archival rating has not yet been
published. (They require a computer running Windows 2000 or XP; Mac support
is not available at this time.) The Professional 6850 Digital Photo Printer
is lightning fast. It can deliver 6x8-inch glossies in 15 seconds or 4x6's
in a mere 4 seconds -- hundreds of such photos in a series (without operator
intervention) when high volume is required. (List price $2900; cost per print
not stated; available in August 2005.)

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 09, 2008 0 comments

Bowens has launched a unique, affordable ringflash, the lightweight Ringlite
Converter. Priced at $480.00, this innovative converter is said to make ringflash-style
photography affordable. Said Mark Aherne, Bowens technical director, "Traditional
ringflash generally comprises flash tubes, cable and a powerpack, so the full
kit required is quite unwieldy and expensive. We built the converter and followed
up with associated bracketry to ensure the unit would be suitable for most cameras
on the market. We have created an attachment which allows photographers to convert
their standard Bowens strobe lights to produce ringflash-style light. Using
this new converter photographers can simply put the camera lens through the
centre of the light source. This creates a softer, wholesome surrounding light
around the lens which reduces shadows. It can also create shadowing around the
outline of the subject so users can work with a specific photographic effect.
The additional benefit of the converter is its `backwards capability'.
Photographers can take a standard Bowens product going back many years and use
it - as long as it has an S-Type adaptor. This will bring additional cost benefits
to our customers."

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Press Release Posted: Jun 11, 2010 1 comments

Canon Inc. announced today the achievement of a new camera-manufacturing milestone as combined production of the company’s EOS-series film and digital single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras passed the 40 million mark.

Production of the EOS SLR camera first began in 1987 at Canon Inc.’s Fukushima Plant (now Fukushima Canon Inc.), and then later moved to Canon Inc., Taiwan; Oita Canon Inc.; and most recently Nagasaki Canon Inc. from March of this year. In 1997, the 10th anniversary of the series, production reached 10 million units, and in 2003 passed the 20-million mark. After the rapid spread of digital SLR cameras, Canon went on to reach the 30-million mark during the series’ 20-year anniversary in December 2007, followed by the current 40-million-unit production milestone, attained after a short two years and four months. Furthermore, the EOS Digital series also recorded a production milestone of 20 million units.

The EOS series, which stands for “Electro Optical System” and also carries the name of the Greek goddess of the dawn, was first introduced in March 1987 as a new generation of AF SLR cameras that incorporate the world’s first electronic mount system, achieving complete electronic control not only between the lens and body but throughout the entire camera system.

With the key concepts of high speed and ease-of-use, the EOS-series cameras, including the top-of-the-line EOS-1 professional model, which was first introduced in 1989, and the compact, lightweight EOS Rebel (EOS Kiss or EOS 1000 in other regions), which was released in 1990 and helped to expand Canon’s user base, actively incorporated innovative technologies and gained acceptance from a wide range of users. Following the introduction of the EOS D30 in 2000, a time when the spread of digital SLR cameras was in full swing, Canon developed such advanced technologies as its proprietary CMOS sensors and the high-performance DIGIC digital image processor, as well as an extensive lineup of EF lenses in an effort to fulfill the company’s new key concepts of high speed, ease-of-use, and high image quality.

Canon further expanded its rich product lineup with the release of the entry-level EOS Rebel T2i (EOS Kiss X4 or EOS 550D) digital SLR camera in February of this year, which features an approximately 18.0-million pixel CMOS sensor and supports an extended ISO range, bringing the total to seven cameras—two professional, three advanced-amateur, and two entry-level models—in the EOS series.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 22, 2006 0 comments

PNY Technologies has announced the availability of MaxFile Attaché,
an 8GB* USB 2.0 Micro Hard Drive. This portable storage device provides a convenient
and economical way for mobile users to transport large volumes of information.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 05, 2008 0 comments

Direct Source Marketing, the U.S. distributor for medium and large format Horseman
and Rolleiflex professional cameras, has announced the MiniDigi AF 5.0, a three-inch
high, fully functional digital replica of the original and classic twin reflex
camera. In 2006, Rolleiflex introduced the original MiniDigi, which looked like
the original but, due to popular demand quickly sold out. The new MiniDigi AF
(auto focus) 5.0 has been given some significant performance upgrades, including
a 3 megapixel CMOS sensor; auto focus (between 10CM and infinity); and a clear
1.1 inch TFT, which is located at the top of the camera as it is on the full-sized
Rolleiflex TLR.



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is available through specialty retailers. Pricing is expected to be $399 MSRP.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 03, 2004 0 comments

Tamron
USA, Inc. has announced the launch of a newly redesigned AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3
XR Di Aspherical (IF) MACRO (model A061), a high power zoom lens now featuring
"Di" (Digitally Integrated) design. The "Di" design
is achieved by 1) improving our BBAR coatings to a new multi-coating that
encompasses all of the benefits of the original but now further reduces
the ghosting and flare caused by aberrations, and 2) by further enhancing
our already stringent quality control system. The new AF28-300mm Di is
redesigned as a high power zoom lens now ideal for use with interchangeable-lens
digital cameras as well as film cameras. It provides an angle of view
equivalent to that of approx. 465mm ultra telephoto when used with a digital
camera and enables you to enjoy creative composition of images at the
28mm wideangle setting when used with a 35mm film camera. "SP"
(Super Performance) is a designation Tamron puts on lenses featuring superior
specifications and outstanding optical performance.



Visit: www.tamron.com

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Press Release Posted: Sep 29, 2010 0 comments

Mamiya, Phase One, and Profoto announced the Mamiya/Phase One V-Grip Air, the first vertical grip with a built-in wireless flash trigger; it is also the first and only wireless flash sync solution for a medium format camera system that is capable of delivering sync speeds as fast as 1/1600 sec. The new V-Grip also offers owners of Phase One and Mamiya 645DF cameras more shooting styles, and delivers longer camera battery life through power integration and easy firmware upgrades.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 17, 2006 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc.announces that award-winning photojournalist
Harry Benson shares new tips and techniques for the Kingston Icons of Photography
website. Benson describes how he's captured riveting photographs for major
newspapers, plus Life, People and Vanity Fair magazines.



Kingston's "Icons of Photography" website profiles some of
the world's most respected photographers. Each month, the company spotlights
a different Icon plus their tips, techniques and an online gallery of images.
Icons share anecdotes and advice for taking better pictures, and cover topics
ranging from lighting and backgrounds to color profiling and making the most
of equipment. Through "try it yourself" suggestions, Icons explain
how they tackle their own photography challenges.

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Staff Posted: Aug 21, 2008 0 comments

Helping to navigate the complexities of digital SLR cameras is QuickPro, LLC,
a company that started creating SLR camera DVD tutorials (http://www.quickprocameraguides.com/)
three years ago. Today, QuickPro is announcing that it's now producing new DVD
Camera Guide titles every month, the latest being tutorials for the popular
Nikon D60 and Canon XSi, featuring interactive camera tours.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 20, 2005 0 comments

Canopus has announced Momento, the latest addition to its line of creative
software tools. Momento turns digital photos into an animated slideshow with
motion effects, artwork, transitions, titles, music and voice-over. Slideshows
can be e-mailed, posted on a website or burned directly to DVD. Momento can
import all major photo and audio formats straight from a memory card, and with
its unique 'SmartStyle' approach, all the user has to do is select a theme and
Momento will automatically add motion effects, music and transitions.

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Press Release Posted: Feb 14, 2011 1 comments

Tenba announces that is has expanded and upgraded its line of durable and weather-resistant Roadie II Photo/Laptop Cases. Roadie rolling cases allow photographers to take their equipment off their neck, shoulders and back, and put it all on wheels.

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