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Press Release Posted: Dec 14, 2009 0 comments

Mamiya introduced two new software packages for the Mamiya DM and DL series digital cameras: Capture One v5.0 and Leaf Capture 11.2.9.  With these new releases, along with existing Raw file support in Adobe Lightroom™, Mamiya DSLR photographers now have unrivaled flexibility in choosing the Raw file processing solution that best fits their needs.

Capture One v5.0 DB builds upon the long-time favorite software of many professionals, expanding it to new dimensions.  In addition to adding support for processing Raw files from the Mamiya DM and DL series digital products, Capture One v5.0 DB offers new features such as Focus Mask, Skin Tone Enhancer, RGB Levels and Curves, Dust Spot Removal, and many more workflow acceleration tools.

Leaf Capture 11.2.9 is the latest in the long line of stable Leaf Capture software solutions, offering RAW file processing, as well as tethered shooting with the Mamiya DM and DL series digital products.  Leaf Capture 11.2.9 supports Apple OS 10.6 - Snow Leopard - and features 64-bit performance, as well as enhanced image processing and speed.  For tethered mode usage, Leaf Capture 11.2.9 also adds the power and flexibility of remote shooting for users of the Mamiya DM and DL series cameras, when utilizing Mamiya 645AFDIII or 645DF camera bodies.

Capture One v5.0 DB and Leaf Capture 11.2.9 are now available for download at www.Mamiya.com.  Technical support for Mamiya digital products and their associated software, as well as repair services, can be contacted at 914-347-3300.

In addition, MAC Group is also pleased to announce continuing technical support and repair of Leaf digital backs sold by Leaf America, both for in-warranty and out-of-warranty products. Technical support and repair services for Leaf Valeo, Aptus, Aptus-S, AFi, AFi-II, and some Aptus-II products can be obtained by simply calling 914-347-3300.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 03, 2008 0 comments

OmegaSatter of Hampstead, Maryland announced that effective June 1, 2008 it
had acquired the assets of Novatron Electronics Corporation of Dallas, Texas,
manufacturer of Novatron brand professional photographic lighting equipment.


Said Cindy Wesolowski, President of OmegaSatter, "Novatron has perfect
synergy with OmegaSatter. We are a manufacturer and we market and sell our products
to the same customers as Novatron. OmegaSatter has coveted a strong, high quality
brand and presence in the professional photographic lighting market and Novatron
is the perfect fit."

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 12, 2007 0 comments

Pentax Imaging Company has announced two new lightweight, affordable compact
digital camera models -- the Pentax Optio M40 and the Pentax Optio E40.

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Press Release Posted: Nov 12, 2010 0 comments

Plustek Technology Inc. (www.plustek.com/usa), is pleased to announce its extension in the photographic scanner arena with the launch of the Plustek OpticPro ST64+, a high performance film, slide and photo scanner.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 20, 2006 0 comments

Eastman Kodak Company has announced the Kodak Easyshare P712 zoom digital camera.
The camera features a 12X (36 -- 432 mm equiv.), image-stabilized, f2.8
-- f/3.7, Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon lens that delivers exquisite detail
and sharpness. Optical image stabilization provides a two-stop advantage over
non-image stabilized systems for better capturing subjects in low light for
both stills and video. It also minimizes handheld camera shake at longer focal
lengths. TV-quality, 30 frames-per-second VGA video with sound (MPEG4) is available
as are on-camera video editing functions, including split, cut, merge and trim,
plus the ability to create single-frame or multi-frame "storyboard"
still pictures.

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Posted: Apr 30, 2010 0 comments

Backdrop Outlet's Summer Photo Event and Warehouse Sale will be held June 11th through the 13th. The savings and free seminars will be well worth the trip. Every item we carry will be on sale including Muslins from $19.00, Close out props from $5.00, Canvases 80% off, Lights, stands, and reflectors 75% off. Make sure you come early because the first 50 customers Friday morning will receive a free gift. This is a great opportunity to learn more about our products. We will be giving product demos and having door prizes and drawings all day.

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Staff Posted: Oct 24, 2008 0 comments

Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) has introduced the world’s first consumer-available wireless picture frame featuring innovative Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology, a Kodak invention that produces exceptionally sharp and vivid image quality. OLED technology generates greater color depth and saturation than other displays, viewed on panels that are substantially thinner, resulting in a sleek, low-profile design.

The new KODAK OLED Wireless Frame also features built-in Wi-Fi technology that expands the user’s experience by enabling access to pictures, videos and music stored on PCs in other rooms, as well as connectivity to online photo and video sharing sites and Internet content portals for news, weather, sports and more.

At the heart of the new KODAK OLED Wireless Frame is an ultra-thin, 7.6-inch diagonal digital panel that produces stunning image detail, when viewed from any angle. The viewing experience is further enhanced by Kodak Perfect Touch technology, which automatically processes images to improve exposure, brightness and color, and KODAK Image Science, which optimizes image quality for display on OLED panels.

The KODAK OLED Wireless Frame requires no backlighting, and incorporates an ambient light sensor that optimizes the viewing experience by adjusting display brightness based on the surrounding light.  Kodak has also designed a premium audio system into the frame, providing outstanding sound reproduction when enjoying videos, digital music and online content.

The KODAK OLED Wireless Frame will retail for US $999 (MSRP) and will be available at kodak.com beginning in the 2008 holiday season, with additional online and retail distribution to be announced.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 31, 2006 0 comments

SanDisk Corporation has introduced the 12- and 16-gigabyte (GB) SanDisk Extreme
III CompactFlash cards to its Extreme III performance line, making these the
highest capacity cards in the world. The new high-performance, large-capacity
cards are ideal for professional photographers who shoot RAW or high-resolution
JPG files and need the performance, reliability and capacity to capture these
large files.



The new cards will have minimum write and read speeds of 20 megabytes per second
(MB/sec.) and will ship to photo retailers by the end of the year. While the
speed of the card is important for in-camera performance, card-to-computer transfer
rates are becoming an increasingly important workflow consideration. The time
it takes to transfer images to a computer can be a bigger bottleneck now that
card capacities have expanded into the multi-gigabyte range. The SanDisk Extreme
USB 2.0 reader is designed to transfer images as quickly as possible.



SanDisk Extreme III cards use SanDisk-developed ESP (Enhanced Super-Parallel
Processing) technology that combines advanced NAND flash memory chips and controller
designs, 32-bit RISC processing and leading edge algorithms for an architecture
that streamlines every aspect of read and write data transfer operations. In
addition, SanDisk works closely with major camera manufacturers to ensure speed
and compatibility. The ESP architecture effectively removes the card as the
bottleneck in data storage applications.



SanDisk Extreme III cards have the industry's widest guaranteed operating
temperature range from a minus 13F (minus 25C) to a 185F (plus 85C). The cards
also include RescuePRO software that allows photographers to easily recover
accidentally deleted images, lost digital images or data.



Pricing and Availability

SanDisk Extreme III cards are available in CompactFlash, Memory Stick PRO Duo
and SD card formats. Suggested retail prices for the two new capacities are:




Capacities US$

SanDisk Extreme III 12GB $779.99

16GB $1,049.99

SanDisk Extreme USB 2.0 Reader $24.99



SanDisk Extreme III cards carry a 10-year limited warranty in Europe, the Middle
East and Africa but will have a lifetime limited warranty in the rest of the
world. Photographers who purchase the cards also will have access to a dedicated
toll-free number for technical support questions. The RescuePRO image recovery
software on the cards is compatible with both Windows and Mac and requires no
driver download or special card reader.



www.sandisk.com

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Posted: Dec 20, 2004 0 comments

Recent tests found no evidence of X-ray scanner damage to digital camera media
cards or to the images they hold. The tests of scanner models currently in use
in the U.S. transportation industry were jointly conducted by the International
Imaging Industry Association (I3A), the leading global association for the imaging
industry; SanDisk® Corporation, a manufacturer of digital media cards; and
the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 26, 2005 0 comments

Duracell has announced additions to its rechargeable battery line to meet the
growing demands of high-drain devices like digital cameras. The new nickel-metal
hydride (NiMH) batteries, which include 2500 mAh AA and 900 mAh AAA cells, will
arrive on mass market, specialty and drug store shelves in September 2005.



The new products include Duracell's highest capacity rechargeable AA and
AAA cells ever, marking a significant enhancement to the existing line and demonstrating
the company's commitment to the category. Tests show the new AA 2500 mAh
NiMH batteries can be recharged hundreds of times and will yield up to 325 pictures
with every charge.



In addition to high performance rechargeable cells, the company also offers a
range of NiMH chargers that maximize convenience by charging most battery brands'
AA and AAA NiMH cells in as little as 30 minutes.



Duracell's new 2500 mAh and 900 mAh rechargeable batteries will be available
in two, four and eight cell packs. The suggested retail price for a four pack
of cells ranges from $9.99 to $13.99.
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Posted: Jan 27, 2006 0 comments

Photographer Sebastião Salgado has raised the money to plant 120,000
trees as part of a project to preserve the Brazilian rainforest, with the auction
of an all-titanium Leica model which fetched $107,500--a new world record
for cameras built after 1945. The highest bid at the Viennese camera auction
was made over the telephone by a collector from Thailand. The LEICA M7 with
the special serial number 3,000,000 was awarded to Salgado by Leica Camera AG,
Solms in honor of his extensive photographic work.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 28, 2005 0 comments

Nikon
has introduced the D50 digital SLR camera, the smallest, lightest and easiest-to-use
Nikon digital SLR camera to date. The D50 is said to be designed for the broadest
range of consumers including family memory-keepers as well as photo enthusiasts.




Pricing is $899 (for the D50 outfit with the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G
ED lens), The camera features seven Digital Vari-Program modes including the
new "Child" mode. The D50's "Child" mode automatically
adjusts several of the camera's settings, including ISO, shutter speeds,
and white balance, to produce optimized images when taking pictures of children.
The D50 also includes a full range of manual controls and custom settings, so
users can grow with the camera, and advanced photo enthusiasts can find themselves
right at home with a D50 in their hands.



The D50, a 6.1 effective megapixel camera, incorporates several important new
Nikon technologies, including the new 3D Color Matrix Metering II, said to ensure
accurate exposure control in all types of lighting situations by automatically
comparing input from its frame-wide 420-pixel metering sensor for each scene
to a large onboard database of over 30,000 scenes from actual photography. Shutter
speed choices in the D50 extend from 30 seconds to 1/4,000 second. A high-speed
flash sync speed goes up to up to 1/500 second. The D50 is said to be ready
to shoot in an imperceptible 0.2 seconds. The shutter responds almost instantly
when a picture is taken, thereby minimizing `shutter-lag'. Continuous
shooting at 2.5 pictures per second* can be maintained for a burst of up to
137 pictures. Pictures taken are instantly processed and recorded to a compact
SD (Secure Digital) memory card, and a new USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface supports
faster transfer of images when connected to a computer.



Newly designed plain-language menus are displayed clearly on the large 2.0-inch
LCD screen, and intuitive help menus are available for on-the-spot reference.
A high capacity rechargeable lithium-ion battery helps extend mobility and convenience
by delivering the power to shoot up to 2,000 images on a single charge. The
D50 also offers seamless compatibility with Nikon's extensive family of over
50 high-performance AF Nikkor lenses.



The Nikon D50 outfit, including the new AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G
ED lens, will be available in June for an estimated selling price of $899.95.



www.nikonusa.com

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 31, 2007 0 comments

Interfit is pleased to announce the arrival of a remarkably simple lighting
system. The SXT3200 is available in two highly specified kits, both available
with a new educational training DVD especially commissioned to show just how
easy tungsten lighting can be for first time or advanced users. The DVD is feature
packed for both product and portrait photography. It also includes many professional
tips on getting the best results from the system and setting up your camera.

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Staff Posted: Jun 17, 2009 0 comments

Tenba has introduced “Black Label”—a new collection of premium, handcrafted camera bags and satchels. The collection is said to be aimed at the professional or serious enthusiast who wants a bag with upscale design and features, highest-grade materials and robust construction.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 23, 2006 0 comments

Novoflex has added two mini ballheads to their line of three Magic Balls, four
Class Balls and Two Neiger ball heads bringing the total lineup of Novoflex
ball heads to eleven models.



The new Ball 19 and Ball 19P models are ideal for table top tripods like the
Novoflex Micropod and can support cameras up to medium format SLRs.



Despite their small size they are remarkably strong and vibration free! The
Ball 19 measures just 1.75" high and is just over 1" in diameter.
The Ball 19P adds a separate pan lock and is just over 2" tall. Both have
a 1/4" camera screw and a 3/8" tripod socket with a 1/4" reducing
bushing. Both are made by Novoflex in Germany. The Ball 19 has a M.S.R.P. of
$43.00 and the Ball 19P is $48.00. Both models are now available.

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