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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 11, 2007 0 comments

Nik Software
Inc. has announced the latest upgrade to its noise reduction tool Dfine 2.0.
Designed to improve image quality, Dfine 2.0 now includes Nik Software's
patented U Point technology for selective editing control and a completely new
user interface that is easier to use and improves workflow for busy photographers.

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Press Release Posted: Nov 17, 2010 0 comments

Benro announces its new ‘Travel Flat’ series of professional tripods. The new Travel Flat tripods utilize the finest Aluminum, Carbon Fiber, Magnesium and Stainless Steel components to deliver strong support with the added convenience of ultra-compact design and rapid deployment, making the Travel Flat series ideal for demanding photographers on the go.

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Staff Posted: May 06, 2009 0 comments

Imagenomic announced today the commercial release of Portraiture 2 for Aperture.  This new product edition brings the power, productivity and creative flexibility that Portraiture has delivered for the Photoshop community to users of Apple's Aperture digital imaging workflow environment.

Portraiture 2 for Aperture is a newly-engineered version that fits seamlessly into Aperture digital image management, editing and output.   Special features include:
· Automatic Skin Tones Mask generation and “One-click” skin retouching through a new Preset Manager, which includes image thumbnail previews, bracketing controls, custom preset creation and file sharing, notations, and visual history states;
· Advanced Skin Masking controls for selecting, feathering and refining the retouching area, edges and tonal ranges of the selected mask, including real-time previews;
· Enhancement sliders and settings for sharpness, softness, warmth, tint, brightness and contrast control, with the ability to apply these selectively to the mask area only or to the entire image, e.g. for adjusting lighting effects in software;
· Industry-leading non-destructive editing and data integrity preservation for image repurposing and superior print quality;
· Extended output options, including dynamic retouching settings optimized for the intended size of the print output;
· New User Interface selection options, multiple image batch processing capabilities, and multi-threaded/multi-processor support for maximum retouching speed and performance.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 07, 2006 0 comments

Canon has expanded their line of multimedia projectors with three new models--
the REALiS SX6, REALiS SX60, and REALiS X600--designed to meet the needs
of professional photographers, business presenters and home cinema enthusiasts.
These new projectors feature Canon's proprietary Aspectual Illumination
System optical system for crisp, color-rich, intricately detailed images.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 09, 2007 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. has announced that it has posted an interview
with legendary photojournalist Harry Benson on its `Icons of Photography'
microsite. A witness to history, Benson shares what it was like to be standing
next to Robert F. Kennedy when he was assassinated, how he got his first big
break as the only journalist allowed to interview a mass murderer in prison,
and how it felt to march with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In addition to his
photographic exploits, Benson expresses personal goals such as his longtime
desire to become a professional football (soccer) player.

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Press Release Posted: Mar 30, 2011 0 comments

Lensbaby, manufacturer of award-winning Creative Effects SLR camera lenses, announces the addition of the Sweet 35 Optic to its Optic Swap System. The Sweet 35 Optic, a 35mm selective focus optic with an internal 12-blade adjustable aperture, creates a Sweet Spot of sharp focus that photographers can move around the photo by tilting their Lensbaby lens. The Sweet 35 Optic boasts the widest focal length of any selective focus Lensbaby optic, features close-focus capabilities, and is available now for use with the Lensbaby Composer, Muse, Control Freak™ and Scout lenses.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 14, 2009 0 comments

The recent photo contest hosted by Shutterbug Magazine and Nik Software, Inc. resulted in hundreds of beautiful entries being submitted. Creativity and storytelling techniques, keeping with the primary theme of "Warm Summer Days and Cool Nights", were common between all of the top candidates.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 25, 2005 0 comments

nik multimedia, Inc. has announced nik Sharpener Pro 2.0, the upgrade to the popular nik Sharpener Pro software. nik Sharpener Pro 2.0 is said to provide the easiest way for photographers and digital artists to optimally sharpen their digital images and achieve the best possible detail in their final prints. As a plug-in to Adobe Photoshop and other image editing applications, nik Sharpener Pro 2.0 new features include 16-bit compatibility for sharpening 16-bit images, a larger preview area to allow users to see how the sharpening alters their images, and new tools offering more control of where sharpening is applied to the image.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 05, 2007 0 comments

Leaf has announced the new Leaf AFi -- a next-generation, medium-format
digital camera. Specifically designed for high-resolution digital photography,
the Leaf AFi product line is comprised of three models: Leaf AFi 7, Leaf AFi
6 and Leaf AFi 5. The Leaf AFi offers up to 70 images per minute, combined with
a very large, ergonomically-designed screen and body. It incorporates the latest
Schneider Autofocus Digital (AFD) lenses. These lenses have been specifically
created for use with 30+ MP digital camera backs -- offering optimal focus
while making the best use of high-resolution CCD sensors. Based on a newly-designed
ergonomic camera body, the Leaf AFi offers myriad unique features, including:

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 23, 2005 0 comments

Microtek USA is shipping the ScanMaker i800, a high-resolution scanner that
is said to combine professional features, versatility, power and convenience
at a great price. At $399, the unit can handle multiple film sizes including
24 frames of 35mm filmstrips , 12 mounted 35mm slides, two 4" x 5"
transparencies, and medium format up to 6 x 17 cm panoramic. With a maximum
film scanning area of 8" x 12" the i800 accepts large format film
and contact sheets as well. The scanner, which features 4800 x 9600 dpi optical
resolution and a 4.0 Dmax, allows users to create poster-size images from photos
and film. The ScanMaker i800 also features a large 8.5" x 14" reflective
scanning area to accommodate legal-size documents and batch scanning of photos.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 03, 2008 0 comments

Calumet Photographic offers affordable yet sophisticated self-contained flash
units, the Genesis 200w/s and 400w/s moonlights. These flash units provide all
the power and lighting control needed to create professional-looking portraits
and great still-life tabletop photographs. They provide recycling times as low
as one second. The Genesis flash units' 5-volt sync voltage is even safe
for today's digital cameras.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 13, 2006 0 comments

PENTAX Imaging Company has announced three additional digital SLR products
that are currently under development and that were showcased under glass at
the PMA show. PENTAX has confirmed that the company will unveil a yet to be
named PENTAX 10 megapixel digital SLR camera body, tentatively scheduled for
a formal launch in Autumn 2006.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 16, 2007 0 comments

Purchasers of the promotional boxes of Ilford Multigrade IV Deluxe Photographic
paper will find three rolls of 36-exposure Ilford HP5 Plus film included at no
extra charge, along with a invitation to accept the challenge of producing an
image worthy of printing on the iconic boxes of Ilford paper.



The HP5 Plus Challenge, which applies only to Canada and the USA, runs until May
31, 2007, and is open to any Photographer using Ilford HP5 Plus. The special promotional
boxes of Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe, which are available from all Ilford Photo
dealers while supplies last, include three free rolls of HP5 Plus film, whether
or not the purchaser is willing to take up the challenge.



Given all the Photographic benefits provided with this film, the Ilford HP5 Plus
Challenge is simply a matter of finding the ideal location or subject and conditions,
and capturing it for history, then basking in the glow of being able to tell future
generations still storing paper in the legendary Ilford boxes, "I did that."



In addition to the kudos attached to having an image recorded in this way, the
winner will receive $1,250 of prize money, with the runners-up receiving $500
and $250 respectively for second and third places.



The subject matter of entered images (maximum 10 prints) is entirely open to the
Photographer, but they must be shot on Ilford HP5 Plus film and printed on Ilford
black-and-white Photographic paper, un-mounted and no larger than 8x10ins.



Winning prints will be selected by a panel of judges, which will also consider
the suitability of the image in the square format used on Ilford boxes. The winning
entries will be announced on June 30, 2007. Full competition entry details can
be found on the Ilford Photo website at www.IlfordPhoto.com/hp5pluschallenge
or obtained by calling the HP5 Plus Challenge hotline: 201-471-0230.



Full details of Ilford HP5 Plus film, Ilford Multigrade IV Deluxe paper and all
Ilford Photo black-and-white products can be found at www.IlfordPhoto.com.

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Press Release Posted: Aug 09, 2010 0 comments

Sigma Corporation of America (www.sigmaphoto.com) has announced that its new, optically stabilized APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens, which contains the company’s new “F” Low Dispersion (FLD) lens glass, is now available in the United States for the MSRP of $2,470.

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Staff Posted: Nov 07, 2008 0 comments

onOne Software, Inc. announced Genuine Fractals 6 Professional Edition and Genuine Fractals 6 Standard Edition. Genuine Fractals 6 adds several new features designed to help photographers get the best enlargements possible. These new features include texture presets, a new gallery wrap function, batch processing, tiling for smaller printers and support for Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.

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