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Staff Posted: Jul 06, 2009 0 comments

Panasonic announced pricing for the highly-anticipated LUMIX DMC-GH1, the new Micro Four Thirds digital camera with Full-High Definition (HD) video recording ability. The camera will be available in early June for a suggested retail price of $1499.95.  The LUMIX DMC-GH1 includes the LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens as part of the kit.  The new lens, designed to support HD movie recording, features a silent motor and continuous auto focusing (AF) capability – a differentiator from traditional DSLRs.  

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Staff Posted: Jul 13, 2009 0 comments

Designed by a Swedish team of photographers, the expanding Creative Light lineup includes softboxes, softgrids, reflectors, umbrellas, light stands and accessories. The equipment is for use in studios and on location and will be distributed in the U.S. by Elmsford, NY-based MAC Group.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 29, 2005 0 comments

Sigma's new 120--300mm f/2.8 APO EX DG HSM is a digitally optimized
telephoto zoom lens featuring a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture throughout it zoom
range. The lens features a new coating and optical construction designed to
minimize flare and ghosting, and utilizes four Special Low Dispersion (SLD)
glass elements for optimum image quality. A Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) provides
silent, precise, high-speed auto-focusing, with full time manual focus override
(for Sigma, Canon and Nikon mounts).

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 14, 2007 0 comments

JOBO Spectator Now Shipping JOBO AG has announced that the new JOBO Spectator
mobile storage device for digital images is now shipping and available for sale.
The Spectator joins JOBO's GIGA Vu PRO evolution and GIGA one family of
image storage devices by offering consumers an affordable option for backing
up, storing and viewing their digital images. Similar in style to the GIGA,
with the added benefit of a vivid color display, the new Spectator allows users
to immediately view and share images in high quality without the need for a
PC.

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Press Release Posted: Dec 16, 2009 0 comments

ImageSpan Inc. and Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC) announced that they have partnered to deliver a complete solution to manage, monitor and monetize valuable image assets. ImageSpan’s LicenseStream automated licensing, publishing and royalty processing platform will be combined with Digimarc for Images, which lets photography agencies, media companies, museums and archives add an imperceptible digital watermark to communicate copyright ownership and information on how to contact the owner wherever the image is found online. The LicenseStream   Content Tracker then crawls the Web looking for uniquely watermarked images, providing regular reporting on where a content owner’s images are found so they can take appropriate action.

The solution optimizes content for search engines before it is published to the Web and then provides the means for any buyer to license that content with a mouse click and with flexible pricing based on use. Since watermarks can be unique to various instances of the same image, content owners have the flexibility to set licensing terms depending on the specific usage and buyer.

The Content Tracker continuously monitors billions of images on the Web to locate a customer’s digitally watermarked images. In addition to the standard search, the solution offers a directed search option that lets a content owner specify Web sites to be monitored regularly. Search reports include thumbnails of the images found with the URLs of the websites where they were located. Reports are automatically sent out each month. Alternatively, content owners can generate their own reports at any time. 

www.imagespan.com
www.digimarc.com

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 27, 2006 0 comments

Canon has introduced a host of new products at the annual PMA Show, including
a new DSLR, pro-quality lenses and pro printers. New products include:



EOS 30D Digital SLR: As a step-up from the EOS 20D model, Canon's new EOS 30D
Digital SLR incorporates features similar to the higher-priced EOS 5D model, at
a lower price. The EOS 30D Digital SLR incorporates a 2.5-inch LCD screen, claimed
shutter durability rated to 100,000 cycles; an increased burst rate (five frames-per-second
(fps) up to 30 consecutive frames in JPEG mode); an optional RGB histogram function;
and ISO adjustment in 1/3-stop increments.



Scheduled for mid-March delivery, the EOS 30D Digital SLR will be available at
estimated street prices of $1,399 for the body kit, and $1,499 for the EF-S 18-55mm
II zoom lens kit.



EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM: Canon has improved upon its original EF 85mm f/1.2L II
lens with a new model that has approximately 1.8X faster autofocusing than its
predecessor to meet the needs of demanding professionals. Available in mid-March,
the lens has an estimated street price of $2,099.



EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM: Professional photographers and advanced amateurs with
APS-C size digital SLRs now have access to the fastest Canon EF-S zoom lens yet.
Three-stop optical image stabilization along with three aspherical and two UD
elements combine. This lens is dedicated to the EOS 30D, EOS 20D, EOS Digital
Rebel XT and EOS Digital Rebel SLRs. Scheduled for delivery in mid-March, this
lens has an estimated selling price of $1,149.



imagePROGRAF iPF5000 Large Format Printer: This new printer provides a 12-color
pigment-based ink set and is designed to produce professional-style prints with
outstanding archival image quality, using Canon's new Lucia pigmented inks. The
iPF5000 device is ideal for professional photographers looking to have their work
stand out in a crowd. This next evolution in Canon's large format portfolio provides
one of the industry's largest color gamuts with a new 12-color inkset. Available
in April, the printer will carry a manufacturer's suggested list price of $1,945.



PIXMA Pro9500 model: This is the first PIXMA photo printer to use ten pigment
ink cartridges with Canon's new Lucia pigmented inks which provide Photo Black,
Matte Black, Gray, Photo Magenta, Magenta, Photo Cyan, Cyan, Yellow, Green, and
Red for true-to-life color and monochrome prints that are ready for the gallery
wall.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 17, 2008 0 comments

Tamron
has announced the AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro, a lightweight,
compact and ultra high power zoom lens designed exclusively for digital SLR
cameras with APS-C sized image sensors with a Built-In Motor for Nikon (Model
A18N II). The AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro boasts the
world's greatest zoom ratio of 13.9X.

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Press Release Posted: May 19, 2010 0 comments

Blurb announced the launch of Blurb BookShow, which enables authors to share their books in an experiential format wherever they are online - on Facebook, their blog, a web site, etc. Additionally, Blurb BookShow has been optimized for viewing on the iPad, leveraging Apple's multi-touch experience without the need to download an application.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 06, 2006 0 comments

Will
Crockett, founder of ShootSmarter.com, ShootSmarter University and producer of
educational DVDs, has just released a 3rd level in a series of Digital Portrait
Lighting DVDs entitled Digital Portrait Lighting 3.



This 62-minute DVD features author, speaker, hands-on instructor and photographer
Christopher Grey. His friendly and easy-to-follow teaching style along with his
passion for photography are just what's needed to provide the "nuts-n-bolts"
necessary for photographers to jump-start their digital studio.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 12, 2008 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. announced it has posted answers to a new series
of questions submitted by professional and aspiring photographers on its Ask the
Icon interactive feature on the `Icons of Photography' microsite at
www.kingston.com/iop.



"Kingston's `Icons of Photography' continues to generate
interest from photographers worldwide who have specific questions to ask of some
of the world's most-respected photographers," said Jaja Lin, Flash
memory marketing manager, Kingston. "Providing a platform for sharing thoughts
and ideas was the impetus for creating the `Icons of Photography'
program and we're pleased to see that consumers and pros alike are utilizing
this resource to forward their own careers and creative interests," added
Lin.



Questions submitted by photographers from Malaysia, Zimbabwe, Europe and the U.S.
were addressed by Kingston's Icons including Harry Benson, Colin Finlay,
Gerd Ludwig and Peter Read Miller. The Icons offered sage advice on topics including
shooting in extreme conditions, how a publication captures events from multiple
angles and finding work as a photographer.



"It is encouraging to see how many people who really want to learn more
about photography and take their work to the next level," said Peter Read
Miller, Sports Illustrated photographer who recently photographed the Super Bowl
and is preparing for the 2008 Summer Olympics. "Consumers are looking at
their photography as a form of personal expression and that is always a good thing,"
Miller added.



In April, Kingston will publish the next round of Critique My Image. Visitors
are encouraged to submit any photographs they would like to have critiqued by
Kingston's Icons. Submissions can be made through www.Kingston.com/iop.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 10, 2006 0 comments

Westcott's new Spiderlite TD3 is a compact, portable lighting system
that you can take anywhere. Weighing less than 10 pounds, the unit can operate
off of any standard 120 or 220 volt outlet as well as DC using a battery pack
and inverter. Batteries offered through Westcott include a 14.4 Volt NiCd, and
a 12AH Lead Acid. This system allows you to run either three 50-watt Tungsten
Halogen lamps, three 27-watt Daylight Balanced Fluorescent lamps, or two Studio
Strobes with a modeling lamp.

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Press Release Posted: Sep 15, 2010 0 comments

FUJIFILM North America Corporation announced a new addition to its S-Series line – The FinePix S2800HD. Sporting a 14-MegaPixel 1/2.3” CCD, a powerful Fujinon 18x Wide-Angle optical zoom (28mm-504mm equivalent) and an extra large 3.0” High-Contrast LCD and electronic viewfinder, the FinePix S2800HD is perfect for advanced amateur photographers who want an affordable, step-up digital camera that will still fit in the palm of their hand.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 31, 2006 0 comments

DxO Labs has announced the immediate availability of the Windows PC release
of DxO Optics Pro v4 on the DxO Labs Web site (www.dxo.com).
A free, fully functional demo version is available in addition to the commercial
version. DxO Optics Pro software is said to improve the image quality of Digital
Single-Lens Reflex (SLR) cameras and advanced digicams. The Mac and Intel Mac
release of DxO Optics Pro v4 is expected to be available for download at the
end of October. Purchasers of the current Macintosh version (v3.55) are entitled
to a free upgrade when version 4 Macintosh ships.

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Staff Posted: Aug 26, 2008 0 comments

The new EOS 50D Digital SLR Camera features 15.1 megapixel resolution and Canon's
new DIGIC 4 image processor. The Canon EOS 50D Digital SLR camera includes an
expanded ISO range, improved noise reduction, and in-camera photo editing features.
Canon has loaded the EOS 50D camera with a number of enhancements and some trickle-down
technology from Canon's professional Digital SLR cameras, as well as a new Creative
Auto Mode (CA) that gives users more creative flexibility to make image setting
adjustments conveniently without the need to be a photo expert.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 16, 2006 0 comments

Lexar Media has introduced its new Professional CompactFlash and Secure Digital
(SD) flash memory cards designed to deliver optimal speed and performance. Speed-rated
at 133X, Lexar's new cards deliver a minimum sustained write speed of
20MB per second for serious photographers who require fast read and write speeds
and seamless operation throughout each step of the digital imaging workflow.

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