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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 24, 2008 0 comments

Delkin Devices, Inc. debuts the ImageRouter, their latest, cutting-edge card
reader. The ImageRouter is a reader that offers professional photographers a
complete file import system specifically designed to improve workflow efficiency.
ImageRouter, a four-slot, USB 2.0 CompactFlash card reader with a built-in powered
hub, simultaneously transfers data from four CF cards to a PC when combined
with BackupandBurn file management software. Users simply insert their cards,
start the transfer and walk away.

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Press Release Posted: Sep 17, 2010 0 comments

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. unveiled the ST80, a 14.2 mega-pixel point-and-shoot camera that joins Samsung’s growing line of Wi-Fi enabled digital cameras. With wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi and Samsung’s AllShare (DNLA) connectivity, the ST80 makes it easy to share images on the move and keep friends and family updated from anywhere at any time.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 11, 2006 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc.will feature renowned Brazilian photographer
Claudio Edinger on its Icons of Photography Web site. Frequently referred to
as the "Master of the Essays" for his natural ability to tell a
complete and detailed story through photographs, Edinger will share some of
the techniques he feels have made him successful and believes can be applied
to anyone. Edinger will also share his thoughts on digital imaging and how it
has changed his professional career--becoming an essential and exclusive part
of his equipment lineup.



This month, Edinger shares some of his thoughts, philosophies and shooting styles
which allow him to separate his commercial photography from the journalism he
finds himself doing for TIME Magazine and other news publications.



"For my personal work," said Edinger, "I like to photograph
small universes, where the human element is special, even exceptional and I
can stop and talk to the people. With my work, I try to understand what the
human being is, why we are here, and mainly, who I am. The journalistic pictures,
on the other hand, require agility and quickness, especially with specific assignments."



"Digital imaging has changed the way I shoot and the way I see,"
Edinger continued. "I rely on different things today, including my Kingston
media cards. When I was shooting film, I had a favorite type like many photographers.
Media cards today are no different. It really comes down to who you trust so
you can concentrate on the art."



"When it comes to equipment, the real key is what you feel comfortable
using and trust to help you get the job done," said Jaja Lin, Flash memory
marketing manager, Kingston. "Kingston's reputation and longstanding
heritage as a worldwide leader and provider of `everything memory'
has become the basis for the relationship with world class photographers we
enjoy today. It is a great honor to be associated with these photographers--and
a great responsibility. And certainly one we don't take lightly,"
added Lin.



Born in Rio de Janeiro and raised in Sao Paulo, Edinger moved to New York when
he was 24 years old. After 30 years of admiring Rio, Edinger released the book
"Rio," nominated as one of the best of the year by Photo District
News in 2001 and American Photo magazine in 2003. At that time, Edinger defined
the photo essay as, "An attempt of picking up the dream, the utopia, that
place where, as the chamber of secret of each one of us, where we go to reload
ourselves to continue. The place where we get undressed and find ideally the
fraternity and the sameness: the beach."



Every month Kingston spotlights a world-class photographer who provides helpful
tips and interesting anecdotes for taking better pictures. Photographers previously
featured at Kingston.com include Colin Finlay, Douglas Kirkland, Barbara Bordnick,
Chris Rainier, Peter Read Miller, Gerd Ludwig and Harry Benson. These accomplished
Icons of Photography deliver useful suggestions that photo enthusiasts at all
levels can apply to their own photography as they learn to make digital imaging
a natural part of their workflow, or learn a unique process or trick the Icon
has provided to give them a competitive edge.



Kingston will introduce a new photographer with their featured photographic
tip, gallery of images, calendar of events and biography around the 15th of
each month. Photographers and consumers can read the latest tips and view images
by visiting http://www.kingston.com/digitalmedia/iop

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Staff Posted: Jul 10, 2008 0 comments

The Tamrac Adventure 5 is a "messenger" type bag designed to hold
a digital SLR with up to 7-inch zoom lens attached, plus several addition lenses,
flash and accessories. It also can hold up to a 13-inch laptop in a separate
side, zippered compartment. The top is Tamrac's Speed Flap with an Esay
Squeeze buckle. Foam padded, movable dividers hold gear separate and securely.
There is also a zippered front poclet and back pocket. The bag has both a padded
shoulder strap and carrying handle. To complete the convenience the bag has
Tamrac's Picggy Back Pocket, which allows it to slip over the handle of
a Tamrac rolling case. The bag is lightweight at 2 lbs 6 oz and measures (external)
14.5 x 8.5 x 11 inches. You can find dealers by visiting the Tamrac web site.

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George Schaub Posted: Jan 05, 2011 1 comments

The Samsung NX100 is the compact version of Samsung’s new NX-CSC-system. The camera has a retro design that looks like a classical view finder camera but is a modern digital system with a large LCD screen on the back. The superb AMOLED screen uses 614,000 RGB dots and displays a very brilliant image. The camera offers a standard accessory shoe on the top and a special digital interface right below the shoe. Samsung offers a lot of accessories for the N100: The most important attachment are the optional electronic view finder ED-EVF10, the GPS-tracker ED-GPS10 and two flash systems.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 16, 2006 0 comments

Pantone, Inc announced the availability of PANTONE ColorVANTAGE pigment-based
inks for EPSON K3 printers, including the EPSON Stylus Photo 2400, the EPSON
Stylus Pro 4800, the EPSON Stylus Pro 7800 and the EPSON Stylus Pro 9800. The
new ColorVANTAGE inks for EPSON K3 printers deliver superior color quality without
performance loss and are priced approximately 20 percent less than Epson inks.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 16, 2007 0 comments

Delkin Devices, Inc. has announced the SensorScope System, said to be the safest
and most effective system for cleaning your digital SLR image sensor. The innovative
SensorScope (patent pending) is the first and only sensor inspection device
in the market designed for DSLRs. Its use of magnification and focused, high
intensity light enables camera owners to inspect their camera's sensor to see
if it needs cleaning. Why risk damaging your camera -don't clean your sensor
if it doesn't need it!

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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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Staff Posted: May 13, 2009 0 comments

Nik Software announced today that Color Efex Pro 3.0, its popular digital photographic filters for retouching and creative enhancements, is now available for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.3 and higher. The update is free to current owners of Color Efex Pro 3.0.

“We are very pleased to offer for Lightroom users two of our most popular products, Viveza and Color Efex Pro 3.0,” said Michael J. Slater president and CEO of Nik Software. “Now photographers using Lightroom can utilize our unique Color Efex Pro filters and take advantage of our U Point technology to selectively apply enhancements without the need for any complicated masks.”

Color Efex Pro 3.0 installs as a plug-in for Lightroom 2.3, itself a free update from earlier versions and available for download at www.adobe.com/downloads/updates. Once installed, Color Efex Pro 3.0 is accessible via the Lightroom Photo>Edit In… menu. Edits made using the plug-in within Lightroom are non-destructive in nature, with edits applied automatically to a newly generated TIFF file and not the original. It also takes advantage of Lightroom and its efficiencies for every day tasks, like the ability to edit multiple images in one session, saving time for photographers.

Color Efex Pro 3.0 filters are the leading photographic filters for digital photography. Widely used by many of today's professional photographers, the award-winning Color Efex Pro includes U Point technology for precise selective control and offers 52 traditional and stylizing filters that let users quickly and easily perform high quality retouching, color correction and creative enhancements. For more product information including video lessons visit: www.niksoftware.com/colorefexpro.

All Nik Software plug-in products now feature Nik Software’s patented U Point technology which revolutionizes the way photographers edit. U Point powered Control Points give photographers precise selective editing functions without the need to create complicated selections and layer masks. This innovative technology is easy to use and works directly on the image, empowering photographers to make selective enhancements in a fraction of the time needed by using other methods. 

Nik Software also announces that all of its remaining photographic filter products are being updated to support Lightroom. The next plug-in will be Silver Efex Pro. As these Lightroom-compatible versions become available, current owners will receive updates free of charge. All products are expected to be available by the end of the second quarter of 2009.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 26, 2006 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. has announced a new "Ultimate"
line of 1GB, 2GB and 4GB CompactFlash cards that feature sustained write speed
ratings of 100x, enabling high-end digital cameras to perform at peak levels.
Designed for professional photographers and serious enthusiasts who require
optimum speed and capacity, Kingston's Ultimate series CompactFlash cards
are designed to write images as they are captured by the camera, allowing a
seamless flow of imaging information from camera to memory card, thereby maximizing
the overall speed and functionality of the camera system.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 15, 2007 0 comments

Sharpcast has released a new version of its popular Sharpcast Photos software-service
combination for automatically backing up digital photos online and sharing them
with no manual uploading or web browsing required. In addition to the new release,
Sharpcast is offering special free prints promotions to new members, members
who refer their friends to Sharpcast, and people who choose to make a switch
to Sharpcast from Yahoo! Photos as their service comes to an end this summer.

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Press Release Posted: Jan 15, 2010 0 comments

Tamron USA, Inc. has announced a free new learning program that’s specifically targeted at
first-time Digital SLR owners, but also likely to appeal to a broad spectrum of shooters including
experienced enthusiasts, and those who simply want to get a better handle on all the exciting
features built into their new Digital SLR cameras.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 01, 2005 0 comments

The following release was received from Ilford. While a bit breathless, it
shows the enthusiasm and effort involved in keeping the company afloat. I did
edit somewhat for length. --gs



After some four months of highly geared activity following the announcements
in February this year that ILFORD had been saved from total annihilation, the
newly emerged organization is now able to draw breath and assess its current
situation.



It was due to the swift and timely action of six of ILFORD Imaging's management
team - at some considerable personal financial risk to themselves - that the
UK-based company which headed the international group avoided being split up,
asset stripped, or otherwise totally lost. Via a cleverly constructed operation,
the liquidators were able to sell off the considerable areas of land at the
company's plant in Mobberly, Cheshire, to an investment company on the basis
that the plant would remain, thereby enabling the rest of the business to fall
within the capabilities of the team.



What amounted to something of a coup in the face of determined interest expressed
by 21 potential suitors which pursued the company through its most vulnerable
stages saw the team able to provide a more attractive solution to the liquidator.
This included not only satisfying the demands of the liquidation, but also ensuring
the continuation of a business which, over its 125-year history, had established
itself as the leading monochrome specialist.



Having had the deal and the buyout accepted to much acclaim, the team then had
to get the company fully on track: manufacturing processes operating, stocks
up to appropriate levels, sales, marketing and distribution fully functioning,
staffing organized and relations with both the company's overseas distributors
and its worldwide customers being re-established on a progressive basis. "It
has been a pretty hectic four months," states chairman and managing director
Phil Harris, "but we now have the company on a strong basis and ready
to take on the world in our endeavors to revitalize the ILFORD name."




ILFORD Photo is the trading name of HARMAN technology Ltd, the company under
which the new enterprise trades, and is the brand which will be used for all
monochrome products - film, paper and photochemistry. The HARMAN brand (drawn
from the name of ILFORD's founder in 1879, Alfred Harman) will be applied to
other aspects of the company's business, such as thin-layer film and paper coating
for the medical sector, as it becomes further organized.



The distributors in USA, France, Benelux, Switzerland and Australia are no longer
subsidiaries of ILFORD UK, but since their former parent company's crash, they
have re-organized themselves, mostly as independent companies, and will continue
handling the supply of ILFORD Photo products to their respective markets, as
do the many other companies which make up the global network of suppliers. The
ILFORD digital products manufacturing base in Switzerland is still involved
in discussions concerning its future.



HARMAN technology/ILFORD Photo now stands totally independent of any corporate
ties to the erstwhile group, and is concentrating on what it knows best, and
to which it is totally committed - black-and-white photography.



"Black-and-white analogue photography is the platform to which we are
all dedicated," explains Howard Hopwood, HARMAN/ILFORD Photo's marketing
and business development director. "Quite frankly, the rebirth of ILFORD
as a brand concentrating on this genre could not have been better timed.



"The world imaging market has been jumping through all kinds of hoops
over the last few years as it has come to terms with digital processes, just
as much as it has with the progress of color photography. Having done that,
and turned full circle back to its roots, those who really care about expressive
photography, and about preserving images in all their beauty, still acknowledge
that black-and-white is the one true medium.



It is this dedication to black-and-white, shared by Harris and Hopwood with
their fellow HARMAN technology directors: Andy Taylor (Finance Director), Steven
Brierley (Sales Director UK, USA and Australia), Simon Galley (Sales Director
European and Export Markets), and Peter Elton (Operations Director), which provides
the catalyst for the company's determined and carefully formulated assault on
the global market.



Nearly 400 people are now employed at Mobberly, with technology and production
capability up to full capacity. Eighty-five per cent of output is being exported,
and global distribution channels are all open. The management is in place and
fully functioning, as are all sales departments and personnel.



In view of the uncertainty that has existed in the worldwide monochrome consumables
field recently, especially regarding availability of black-and-white paper,
ILFORD Photo's relaunch of its comprehensive range of top quality products,
which includes a variety of black-and-white paper types, and the company's assurances
of continued future manufacture, are especially timely for the many enthusiasts
and professional photographers concerned about future supplies.



"In spite of being so busy over these months," comments Harris,
"the process has been cathartic, and great fun. Having structured the
company into a fully operational organization, we now look forward to facing
the challenge in all our marketplaces. If the extremely positive reaction we
have received so far is anything by which to judge, we can expect to be in a
very solid position very quickly."



www.ilfordphoto.com

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 11, 2007 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc.is increasing the overall performance of its
popular CompactFlash Elite Pro Flash memory cards to help amateur and professional
photographers maximize the performance from their high-end imaging devices and
digital workflow applications. With transfer rates of 25MB/second (read) and
20MB/second (write), along with capacities up to 16GB, photographers can capture
life as it happens for as long as it happens.

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