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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 28, 2006 0 comments

Coming this spring, the new Tamron AF70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2 features
a Di optical system designed for both digital and film cameras. Di (Digitally
Integrated) is a designation Tamron gives lenses featuring optical systems designed
to meet the performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras as well as film


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Press Release Posted: Nov 08, 2010 1 comments

Spider Holster, a company specializing in unique holster-style carrying solutions for photographers, today announced its new Spider Holster Black Widow Camera Holster, which offers entry-level DSLR camera users comfort and security combined with quick-draw access. By moving the camera to the photographer’s hip, the Holster concept eliminates neck, shoulder and back strain as well as the discomfort caused by a cameras dangling from traditional straps. Ideal for shooters wanting to keep their hands free at all times while ensuring their camera is ready for action, the lightweight Black Widow is a comfortable and secure fast-access carrying solution.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 27, 2007 0 comments

Mamiya Digital announced an exciting new product - the Mamiya ZD 645AFD II Digital
System. The System consists of the Mamiya 645AFD II Medium Format Camera with
80mm f/2.8 AF lens and the newly- introduced Mamiya ZD 22 Megapixel Digital
Back. At a retail price of $9,999, the digital system marks a new era in the
high-end digital market.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 15, 2006 0 comments

Fujifilm U.S.A. has announced a new, lower price for the FinePix S3 Pro professional
D-SLR camera: $1,699. This new price carries additional value as it includes
an AC adapter and the HS-V2 Hyper Utility software. Both were optional accessories.


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Press Release Posted: Mar 18, 2011 1 comments

Delkin Devices, Inc. introduces its RhinoDrive product line as one of the most advanced USB 2.0 flash drives on the market. Boasting read and write capabilities exceeding 34 MB/s (227X) and ten year data retention, this memory unit promises a consistently smooth transfer for rich text documents, music files, digital images and video. Delkin’s innovative rubberized design provides ultimate protection from moisture, hard surface contact and other environmental elements over a lifetime of use.

Other distinguishing RhinoDrive features include a removable clasp lanyard for convenient access to your files and a non-obtrusive LED indicator. FAT32 formatted and universally compatible with all Windows, MAC and Linux hosts, this pocket-sized essential can be inserted alongside other PC devices, leaving no slots obstructed.

The RhinoDrive and Delkin’s array of other innovative digital camera accessories can be found at camera stores and online distributors worldwide and at the company’s website

Capacities are available from 16GB to 64GB and MSRPs range from $49.99 – $169.99. Delkin has supported lifetime warranties on all its memory products for over 20 years and maintains a U.S. based support center with a dedicated team of technicians available Monday through Friday between 8am and 5pm PST.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 17, 2007 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. has posted a new series of photographs submitted
by aspiring photographers from around the globe that were critiqued by its world-class
`Icons of Photography' members.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 28, 2005 0 comments

HP has announced its first annual "On Assignment with HP" contest
for advanced amateur and professional photographers. Running May 18 through
August 31, 2005, the program is designed to help promote HP's high quality
photo printing solutions and capture a special new collection of original photography.
The winning images will be evaluated and selected based on composition, sharpness,
lightning, creativity and originality by a panel of judges that includes world-renowned
photographer Douglas Kirkland.

"HP's commitment to the photography market runs deep and we believe
this contest will help support and recognize the efforts of this talented community,"
said Enrique Lores, Vice President & General Manager, HP Inkjet Commercial
Division (ICD). "From the advanced amateur photo to fine arts reproduction,
HP's professional photography products incorporate the latest advancements
in HP color sciences with unparalleled output."

Contest participants will have a chance to showcase their imagination and skill
in three categories, designed to allow maximum freedom to explore original creative
ideas. The categories are as follows:

· Color: This category will explore the wide range of brilliant colors
taken through the lens as well as capturing clear, well-defined images.

· Black and White: The best photos in this category will include a wide
range of gray shades, yet will also take into account sharp imagery.

· Portrait/Social: Featuring people in still or social settings, photos
submitted in this category will be judged on both the use of color and well-defined

By demonstrating imagination through the creation of images, a grand prize and
runner-up prize will be awarded in each category. Grand prize winners will be
awarded $5,000 in cash, an HP Designjet 90 series printer, as well as 30 professional-quality
prints from their portfolio. The runner-up prizes include an HP Photosmart 8750
printer and supplies kits including HP Vivera inks and photo paper.

The judging panel will include photographer Douglas Kirkland, a team of creative
professionals from Publicis in the West, and HP representatives. Winners will
be notified on September 30th. Participants may enter the program by uploading
their photo(s) electronically at the program website (
from May 18 through August 31, 2005. Only original photographs will be accepted.
Graphic designs or illustrations will not be accepted. For full terms and conditions,
please visit the program website.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 20, 2008 0 comments

Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) has announced improved versions of its Kodak Professional
Portra 400NC and 400VC films.

The new films offer:

· Finer Grain: Extended use of antenna dye technology
enables PORTRA 400NC and 400VC films to deliver finer grain than ever before.

· Outstanding Scanning Results: With finer grain and an
emulsion overcoat specially designed for scanners, PORTRA 400 films reproduce
beautifully, with either optical or digital output.

· Spectacular Skin Tones: The new PORTRA 400 films continue
to deliver smooth, natural reproduction of skin tones.

Kodak introduced the new Kodak Professional Portra film family in 2006. The new
Kodak Professional Portra films will be available worldwide on a stock-turnover
basis beginning Q1 2008.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 20, 2005 0 comments

Tamrac's new Adventure 7 photo backpack is cleverly designed to not look
like a camera bag, enabling photographers to transport their expensive gear
with less risk of theft. This sleek photo backpack features a padded lower compartment
for protecting photo gear and a large top section for carrying personal items.


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Press Release Posted: Nov 23, 2009 0 comments

Madridfoto is the first international contemporary photography fair held in Madrid. From Thursday 7th to Sunday, May 10th May, forty seven galleries will be travelling from near and far to show their works at the fair. Private and public collectors from Spain and further afield will be turning up to see the latest in photography and video, contact galleries and take in a wide breadth of work by over 350 artists who, while working in the same medium, propose a wide diversity of aesthetic and conceptual themes.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 09, 2006 0 comments

Sinar Bron Imaging, the exclusive US distributor of the world's premier
professional photographic equipment, announced that it has inked an agreement
with Calumet Photographic to add the major photo retailer to its dealer network.
Five Calumet stores in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, and San
Francisco will begin carrying a full line of high-end Sinar cameras and camera
backs, Broncolor professional lighting equipment, and Foba studio accessories.
The sixth Calumet store in Cambridge, MA, will be added at a future time. Chicago,
Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Boston are new markets on the Sinar Bron Imaging
dealer map.

The addition of Calumet to the Sinar Bron Imaging dealer network doubles the
number of locations where the company's equipment is displayed and sold.
Sinar Bron Imaging's newest products ? the Broncolor Verso A2 Power Pack
and the Sinar eMotion 75 digital camera back ? will be prominently featured
throughout the summer at all five Calumet locations.

Calumet's customers will be introduced to Sinar and Broncolor equipment
at special in-store events and through activities that focus on training and


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 10, 2008 0 comments

Eye-Fi makers of the world's first wireless SD memory card, announced an
extended product line-up designed to make photo sharing easier and meet the needs
of individual users. Eye-Fi will launch three new wireless memory cards, including
Eye-Fi Explore, which will automatically add geographic location tags to each
photo and will allow on the go users to upload their memories from Wi-Fi hotspots.
The original Eye-Fi Card, now called Eye-Fi Share, is designed for the photographer
who wants to effortlessly upload images directly to their preferred photo sharing
site in addition to their computer. And, the new Eye-Fi Home card is aimed at
those who want to simply and wirelessly upload digital memories to their home

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 03, 2004 0 comments

Delkin Devices, Inc. has introduced the eFilm Archival Gold "300-Year" CD-R. eFilm Archival Gold CD-R's incorporate patented Phthalocyanine (thalo-sy-a-neen)
dye and a 24k gold reflective layer into every CD-R. The innovative materials
found in eFilm Archival Gold CD-R's are said to make them one of the most
reliable storage mediums available. According to Delkin, CD-R's are known
to deteriorate quickly due to earth's common elements: ultra violet light,
heat, and humidity. Using an accelerated aging process to test the longevity
of CD-R media, eFilm Archival Gold CD-R's have been shown to safely store
your images for more than 300 years.


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Press Release Posted: Mar 29, 2010 0 comments

StudioShare, from DigiLabs offers a unique addition to their web gallery clients, a studio branded app that allows photographers to have their clients view, share and purchase images using their iPhone.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 28, 2006 0 comments

Image Trends has announced the Fisheye-Hemi Plug-In. This Adobe Photoshop Plug-in
compatible filter renders an aesthetically pleasing and natural view of people.
Human faces and bodies are natural and undistorted, even on the edges. Fisheye-Hemi
corrects the extreme distortion of people, which is common with rectilinear methods.
Fisheye-Hemi preserves more of the original resolution, displays the intended
composition and framing as seen in the viewfinder, and straightens vertical lines.


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