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Posted: Feb 05, 2010 0 comments

Delkin Devices, Inc. expanded their lineup of CompactFlash card storage by announcing
four new blazing fast 420X PRO cards capable of transfer speeds up to 63MB/s. The new
UDMA enabled flash memory comes with a remarkable San Diego based customer
service team as well as a lifetime warranty, and is available in capacities of 8GB, 16GB,
32GB and 64GB.

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Datacolor has announced SpyderCubeT, the first all-in-one RAW calibration device for fast and accurate whitepoint correction as well as bracketed adjustments for highlights and blacks.  For years, photographers have relied on traditional flat gray cards to establish proper white balance in a wide range of shooting environments.  Today, these professionals require new techniques to meet the changing dynamic of photography and new digital workflow processes.  Capturing appropriate information at the time of image exposure will greatly reduce time and effort in the post-production process and ensure true color rendition and image detail.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 14, 2008 0 comments

Nikon Inc. has unveiled a completely redesigned Web site with a new visual
user interface that among other features utilizes images to display information
about Nikon's products and services. Visitors to the site will also have
an ongoing opportunity to offer feedback and suggestions about the site's
content and usability to help define the evolution of the site over the coming
months and years.



Similar to Nikon's imaging products, which rely on customers' feedback
for development, the new site will be a continually evolving forum thanks to
the addition of an innovative blog called "Your Shot" that encourages
users to comment and share their ideas to improve the Web site's design,
interface and content. This open environment creates an online space that is
better adapted to the needs of consumers and provides an unmatched level of
functionality for visitors.



The launch of the newly revamped Nikon Inc. Web site emphasizes a strong commitment
to photography. The Web site, www.nikonusa.com,
is accessible starting February 27th at 8 p.m. EST. To access the new interactive
site blog, please visit http://blog.nikonusa.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 14, 2006 0 comments

The
organizers of photokina will be bringing the "imaging is more" slogan
to life with a diverse program of top-quality supporting events. This program
will provide real added value to the international trade visitors and end-consumers
of photographic products. At the heart of the events for imaging professionals
from around the world will be the opportunity to share information on the latest
sector trends at the international level. In addition, exciting events for the
general public will offer interested consumers an insight into innovations in
the world of digital imaging.



New: International panel discussion on digital printing

On the second day of the fair, the Deutsche Drucker Verlagsgesellschaft in cooperation
with Koelnmesse will be organizing a panel discussion that will address issues
related to digital printing. Appropriately, the event will be titled "Digital
Printing: Innovative Products and Systems for the Imaging Market" with
international participants. According to the latest information, the participants
will be Antonio Perez, President and CEO of Kodak, Anne Mulcahy, Chairman and
CEO of Xerox, and Vyomesh Joshi, Executive Vice President of Hewlett Packard's
Imaging and Printing Group. The discussions will address the wealth of possibilities
for the printing of digital consumer photos and innovative products for professional
large-format printing.

(September 27, 2006, Congress Center North)



International Specialist Trade Center Service

I information and convenience will be the main issues of the International Specialist
Trade Center in Passage 2/4. The center will be open exclusively to international
trade dealers, the most important target group of the World of Imaging. The
International Specialist Trade Center is supported by the Federal Association
of the Technical Retail Trade (BVT), which represents the interests of all specialist
trade groups that sell digital imaging products.



The focal point will be the BVT Business Lounge. Each morning, dealers can prepare
here thoroughly for an effective and efficient visit to the fair. The services
and information offered include detailed trade fair information, specific product
details, individual problem solving and access to special databases. For example,
GfK Marketing Services will be offering ENCODEX, an electronic database containing
master data for products and featuring a new product catalogue that provides
access to a comprehensive range of imaging products at the touch of a button.
Convenience will also be the name of the game at a spacious meeting area, where
participants can hold in-depth talks. Meanwhile, visitors can relax and take
some time out from the hectic fair in a quiet lounge.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 26, 2006 0 comments

DxO Labs has announced that DxO Optics Pro v3.55 Digital SLR and lens automatic
image quality enhancement software now supports the recently released Canon
EOS 30D Digital Single-lens Reflex (SLR) camera. Existing users of either DxO
Optics Pro Elite or Standard versions can add support for the Canon EOS 30D
free of charge from the DxO Optics Pro Web site. DxO Optics Pro v3.55 support
for the Canon EOS 30D debuts with an initial assortment of 12 popular lenses,
including the recently released Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM. More lens support
will be added throughout the coming weeks and months.

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Press Release Posted: Jun 14, 2010 0 comments

Partial archways from event product developer Meese
Orbitron Dunne Co., La Mirada, Calif. (www.propdecor.com), establish
the elegant look of complete colonnade arch systems within a far more
compact footprint to fit into smaller rooms with tight spaces and/or
small stages. Featuring a colonnade arch set atop dual columns, the
partial archways are ideal for wedding planners, photographers,
banquet managers, prom committees and other event professionals who
desire attractive décor but are required to fit confined areas or
limited budgets.
 

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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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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 11, 2005 0 comments

Panasonic
has introduced two new Lumix digital still cameras with 12x optical zoom and
MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer). Models DMC-FZ5 and DMC-FZ4 offer 5.0-megapixel
and 4.0-megapixel resolution, respectively, and incorporate a newly developed
12x optical zoom equivalent to 36mm to 432mm (DMC-FZ5) / 35mm to 420mm (DMC-FZ4)
on a 35mm film camera lens. The 12x optical zoom combined with 4x digital zoom
magnifies images by as much as 48x, enabling users to capture images of subjects
at longer distances. Both cameras feature a high-performance LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT
lens.



Panasonic first introduced the MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer with its DMC-FZ1
digital still camera in 2003; and, in 2004, was the first to market a digital
camera with 12x zoom and MEGA O.I.S. Panasonic's MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer
automatically detects and corrects for hand movement, providing precise compensation
with no image quality degradation. This technology is especially appreciated
when taking telephoto shots or when using slow shutter speeds to capture the
atmosphere in dimly lit scenes.



Panasonic's LSI Venus Engine II handles image processing, LCD functions, and
writing to the memory card simultaneously, making these cameras responsive with
an industry-leading release time lag of 0.008 seconds minimum for the DMC-FZ5
and 0.006 seconds minimum for the DMC-FZ4; and shutter interval of approx. 0.4
seconds minimum for the DMC-FZ5 and 0.3 seconds minimum for the DMC-FZ4. The
LSI also enables fast consecutive shooting capability, capturing sequential
shots at a rate of 3 frames (DMC-FZ5) or 4 frames (DMC-FZ4) per second at full
resolution. An unlimited consecutive shooting function allows the user to take
photos in succession until the memory card is full. The LSI also improves horizontal,
vertical and diagonal resolution.



Auto angle detection, a new feature, records whether an image was taken horizontally
or vertically and displays it accordingly, whether viewed on the camera's LCD
or on a connected TV.



Other features include fast AF; selectable manual functions (such as aperture-priority
AE, shutter-priority AE and manual exposure); a Simple Mode, in which most settings
are made automatically; real-time histogram; color viewfinder; built-in flash,
and more.



www.panasonic.com



MODEL AVAILABILITY MSRP

DMC-FZ5 April 2005 $499.95

DMC-FZ4 April 2005 $449.95

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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: Oct 18, 2010 0 comments

LDP is offering a limited range of digital SLR cameras which have been converted from color to monochrome. Targeting the fine arts, forensic, astronomical and scientific markets, the converted cameras can capture a much higher resolution and accurate monochrome picture versus a stock camera.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 20, 2006 0 comments

Software Cinema has announced The Best of Dean Collins Finelight Video DVD set,
featuring the late Dean Collins, one of the most celebrated educators of lighting
and camera techniques in the industry. To honor Dean Collins, a portion of all
proceeds will be donated to CureSearch, the world's largest pediatric cancer
research organization working towards the cure and prevention of childhood and
adolescent cancer through scientific discovery.



Transferred from video to the high-quality DVD format, this six-hour tutorial
created for photo enthusiasts and professional photographers covers fundamental
and advanced lighting techniques that can be applied to standard or digital photography.
Lessons range from lighting techniques in portrait, product and fashion photography
on both small and large sets. Dean Collins teaches in-studio and on-location about
set up and reasons for lighting when creating the image. Included in the re-release
are commentary and overview by Skip Cohen, Rangefinder Magazine's publisher
and author; Tony Corbell, noted photographer and author; and Julieanne Kost, Adobe's
official Photoshop Evangelist.



Since the loss of Dean Collins to cancer, Software Cinema has become proactive
in the support of cancer research. In Dean's honor, the company now partners
with CureSearch, the largest pediatric cancer research organization. CureSearch
unites the Children's Oncology Group (COG) and the National Childhood Cancer
Foundation (NCCF) through a shared mission to cure and prevent childhood and adolescent
cancer through scientific discovery and compassionate care. For every Dean Collins
DVD purchased, Software Cinema will donate $5 to CureSearch.



Pricing and Availability

Software Cinema's The Best of Dean Collins will be available in June 2006
and can be purchased by going to www.software-cinema.com.
Regular price is $179.00, but reserve a copy before June 2006 to save over $50.00.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 07, 2008 0 comments

The Sigma
Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new 10mm F2.8 EX DC Fisheye
HSM lens. This autofocus fisheye lens is designed for use with digital SLR cameras
equipped with APS-C size image sensors. The Nikon version produces a diagonal
angle of view of 180°; 154° for Sigma; 167° for Canon. The diagonal
field of view of this fisheye lens produces striking images with exaggerated perspective
and distortion. The minimum focusing distance of 13.5cm/5.3inch, and maximum magnification
1:3.3 allows subjects to be as close as 1.8cm/0.7inch from the lens' front
element. This close focusing capability allows close-up photography and also it
is possible to make use of large depth of field that covers wide range of subjects.
The Integral hood blocks out extraneous light and the Super Multi-Layer Coating
minimizes flare and ghosting, creating superior image quality. The HSM--Hyper
Sonic Moto--ensures fast and quiet autofocusing and allows full-time manual focus
override by rotation of the focus ring. This lens is supplied with a gelatin filter
holder at the rear, allowing the use of gelatin filters.



www.sigmaphoto.com...

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Press Release Posted: Mar 08, 2010 0 comments

Lowel-Light Mfg., Inc., a division of The Tiffen Company, has announced that the new Lowel Blender, a perfect solution for today’s ‘run & gun’ video lighting needs, is now available through Lowel and Tiffen dealers.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 18, 2005 0 comments

PictureFrames.com has been offering discounts of up to 50% off the cost of paper
and printing on Giclee Editions, one of the most beautiful, high-quality, and
cost-effective ways artists and photographers can display their work. While the
website (www.pictureframes.com/editions)
will continue to provide volume discounts on Giclee Editions, these low introductory
prices will vanish July 31st.



William Tiemann, the company's Giclee Print Master, holds a master's degree
in printmaking and takes pride in preserving the integrity of others' images,
"There is a reason we artists choose the colors we use and color matching
is the key to a great print. Artists want quality, and this discount gives a wonderful
opportunity to discover our Giclee Editions at great value."
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