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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 28, 2006 0 comments

Panasonic has introduced the latest of their "super zoom" models,
the six-megapixel DMC-FZ7. This compact camera features a Leica DC VARIO-ELMARIT
lens system, a 12x optical zoom (equivalent to 36mm to 432mm on a 35mm film
camera lens) with aperture of F2.8 to 3.3, and Panasonic's MEGA Optical
Image Stabilizer.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 12, 2005 0 comments

Canon has announced an Amateur Photo Contest that will help provide supplement
funding for the 2007 Canon Envirothon--North America's largest high school
environmental education competition in which teams battle for recognition and
scholarships by demonstrating their knowledge of natural resources. Students
apply their training and problem-solving skills in five subject areas--soils,
aquatics, forestry, wildlife, and a current environmental issue that changes
each year.

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Staff Posted: Aug 13, 2008 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. announced it is shipping a 32GB Elite Pro
SDHC Flash memory card for use with today's digital video camcorders and
other high-resolution imaging devices. The new 32GB card is the largest capacity
in Kingston's Elite Pro line of SDHC cards, which currently includes 4-,
8- and 16GB capacities.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 02, 2006 0 comments

The third sale of cameras from the collection of the late James A. Collins,
Jr. brought a total of $708,000 and record prices for a number of rare items.
"The star of the auction was an extremely rare Leica MP-2 camera with motor
and two battery packs," says Chris Everard, one of the principals of Everard
and Company. "Only 27 cameras and 15 motors are known to have been produced.
Something like this comes up once in a collector's lifetime, and it set an Internet
auction record of $86,250."

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Press Release Posted: Aug 30, 2010 0 comments

Benro is pleased to announce the A-150EXU Digital Tripod Kit. Exceptionally compact and lightweight, it’s a tripod that’s definitely not light in features.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 18, 2006 0 comments

The
Rainsleeve from OP/TECH USA is made for for avid outdoor photographers, offering
a shield from the elements that fits easily in the pocket or camera bag. It
features a unique eyepiece opening that adapts to most camera viewfinders, allowing
composition of shots through the camera's lens, not through the plastic.
All camera and lens controls are easily seen and operated through the Rainsleeve.
It can be used either handheld or on a tripod, and a small hole can be made
to accommodate mounting longer lenses to the tripod. The drawstring enclosure
will fit any lens up to seven inches in diameter and up to 18 inches long. The
product comes two to a package.

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Staff Posted: Apr 08, 2009 0 comments

M-ROCK announced it is introducing a new line of fully-featured rugged camera bags designed specifically for outdoor/adventure photographers and travel enthusiasts who need functional cases. M-ROCK’s new Adventure series bags offer a variety of solutions including laptop compatible backpacks and gadget bags with detachable roller trolleys; sling bags-turn-backpacks, several DSLR Gadget and top load holster bags; point-and-shoot digital camera bags; and attachable lens pouches for additional carrying capacity.  In addition, every bag in the Adventure line is constructed with water resistant materials and includes a weather jacket and water resistant zippers to further protect contents from moisture, dust and dirt. M-ROCK camera bags are constructed with dense closed cell foam and plastic paneling for extra shock absorption and soft non abrasive internal lining to prevent scratches when carried or stored.

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Press Release Posted: Jan 10, 2011 1 comments

The Rally 5 bag provides a method of carrying camera gear, accessories, and a laptop, without advertising what’s inside, allowing you to carry your photo equipment safely and discreetly. Inside, a completely foam-padded compartment protects a DSLR with a lens attached up to 6”, additional lenses (including some 70-200mm f/2.8) and a flash. The interior, foam-padded compartment holds an iPad or most 10.1” screen laptops. A zippered front pocket with paraphernalia pockets inside keeps accessories and personal items organized and handy, while a spacious open pocket in the back is the ideal place to keep a manual, notepad or map.

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Press Release Posted: Dec 02, 2009 0 comments

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) introduced Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 beta software for Macintosh and Windows, a public preview of new and improved functionality to be delivered in the next major release. Available as a free download on Adobe Labs, Lightroom 3 beta delivers a preview of new tools that will be in Lightroom 3, including more intuitive importing, unparalleled noise reduction and sharpening tools, enhanced slideshow capabilities and direct publishing to online photo sharing sites like Flickr. Adobe encourages photographers to test this early selection of new features and provide the product team with their feedback.

“We are extremely fortunate that a strong community of photographers have rallied around Lightroom, helping to evolve the application and making it a meaningful part of their photographic workflows,” said Kevin Connor, vice president of product management for Professional Digital Imaging at Adobe. “While we’re still hard at work on Lightroom 3, we recognize the value our customers bring to the development process and want their input so we can deliver the best final product possible.”

Lightroom 3 beta has been completely redesigned with under-the-hood efficiencies to better handle growing image libraries and improve responsiveness with a higher-quality processing engine. In the Library module, a rebuilt import system makes bringing photos into the software more intuitive. Users can easily specify the source and destination of their images, and save common processing, metadata or destination settings as easy-to-reuse presets.

The Library module also includes new capabilities to publish collections on popular photo-sharing sites. Flickr users now have direct access to their accounts from within Lightroom and can drag and drop images directly into their Photostreams. Flickr Pro account users can automatically synch their images and even view comments made on Flickr directly within the Library. This functionality can be extended to additional sites by adding them as new plug-ins once they become available.

In the Develop module, an overhauled processing engine allows users to create the highest quality images. Improved Capture Sharpening and Color Noise Reduction tools provide superior results while still preserving an image’s edge detail and contrast. A new Grain tool adds a film-style grain to images, and two new Vignette modes help photographers get a more natural look.

Lightroom 3 beta also offers advanced output options, including the ability to export slideshows as videos with audio and title screens that can be posted to video-sharing sites or optimized for mobile media. New watermarking capabilities enable photographers to embed text or graphic information directly on an image and then adjust the size, position and opacity. In addition, photographers can customize print layouts and save settings for future use, giving them refined control over their images.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 beta is available as a free download to anyone on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. Visit to learn more and download the beta. Feedback can be submitted on the Lightroom forums: http://forums.adobe.com/community/lightroom. Users also can connect with Adobe at www.facebook.com/lightroom or www.twitter.com/AdobeLR, and can add the tag #AdobeLR3beta to tweets about the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 beta.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 08, 2008 0 comments

JOBO AG has announced two new digital picture frames. The JOBO Photo Display
PDJ105 and PDJ100 both feature 10.4" high-resolution and TFT-Color-LCD
displays designed to showcase digital images, big internal memories for easy
access to images and many user-friendly functions.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 22, 2007 0 comments

Samsung Camera has unveiled the newest addition to its NV series of advanced
point & shoot digital cameras -- the NV11. The NV11 features a premium
Schneider lens, as well as Samsung's intuitive Smart Touch user interface
which enables easy navigation of the camera's comprehensive feature set
by simply sliding a finger across its control buttons positioned around the
2.7" high definition LCD. The 10 megapixel, 5x optical zoom NV11 has 1600
ISO high-sensitivity and features Samsung's proprietary ASR image stabilization
system.

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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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Press Release Posted: Apr 28, 2010 0 comments

Sigma Corporation (www.sigmaphoto.com) is pleased to announce that its newly-upgraded APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM is now available.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 07, 2005 0 comments

Shutterbug contributor Jon Canfield's latest book has just been released.
"RAW 101: Better Images With Photoshop Elements and Photoshop",
published by Sybex is the first introductory book on using Adobe Camera Raw.
RAW 101 covers all practical aspects of RAW in Photoshop Elements 3 and Photoshop
CS2. Just follow the heavily illustrated, step-by-step examples and you'll
quickly figure out how to attain the greatest accuracy from your RAW files,
whether it's correcting shadow and highlight detail, fixing white balance,
or eliminating noise. Once you see the startling results, you'll no longer
want to rely on your camera to make critical decisions for you. The 160 page
full color book retails for $24.99. For more information, visit the Sybex website
at http://www.sybex.com/sybexbooks.nsf/booklist/4432

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 08, 2007 0 comments

onOne Software, Inc. has announced the upcoming availability of a new software
product -- Essentials for Adobe Photoshop Elements. This new software suite
includes technology from onOne Software's highly acclaimed Intellihance
Pro, Mask Pro, PhotoFrame Pro, and Genuine Fractals software products fine-tuned
specifically for Adobe Photoshop Elements. onOne Software is accepting pre-orders
now and will begin shipping Essentials for Adobe Photoshop Elements the first
week of April 2007.

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