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Press Release Posted: Apr 07, 2010 0 comments

All-new Virtual Community Site For Every Level of Photographer Features Robust Learning Segments & Webinars – Plus Fun-filled Extras Such As Test Your Color IQ.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 11, 2008 0 comments

Adobe has released an update to the Adobe Digital Negative specification (DNG),
a publicly available archival format for the raw files generated by digital cameras.
This update provides new and expanded specifications that provide the digital
imaging industry with increased flexibility and improved workflow for their raw
images. A DNG Codec for Windows Vista has also been released on Adobe Labs, allowing
photographers utilizing the Windows Vista platform to work with raw files in a
more seamless manner.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 25, 2005 0 comments

Editor's Note: We received the following from the Ilford team and report
their release verbatim:

The news that the remaining aspect of the Ilford Imaging Group, the UK arm of
which went into administration in 2004, has been settled with the takeover of
Ilford Imaging Switzerland by Oji Paper of Tokyo, a leading paper manufacturer
in Japan for over 130 years, has been welcomed by ILFORD Photo and HARMAN technology.

Although HARMAN technology, the parent of ILFORD Photo, is a totally independent
company with no corporate ties to the old group, as a gesture of goodwill given
the history of the group, the UK company's directors have been assisting the
Swiss company and the administrators, Grant Thornton, to keep its operation
in a viable state.

The result is that the takeover has been successfully completed for an undisclosed
sum, and that Ilford Imaging Switzerland GmbH will operate as a wholly owned
subsidiary of Oji Paper Company under the continued direction of managing director
David Jones.

Other Ilford Group member companies around the world which also went down have
already been individually sold or replaced, resulting in a global network of
independent companies now distributing ILFORD Photo products.

"Judging by some calls we have received, some confusion has arisen due
to the similarity of company names," says ILFORD Photo's marketing director
Howard Hopwood.

"However, the situation is quite clear: it was the old group headed by
Ilford Imaging UK Limited which went into administration in August 2004. Following
this, the UK operation was bought out by the former management team which established
HARMAN technology Ltd as the holding company trading as ILFORD Photo.

"The Swiss company, which was the old group's inkjet paper manufacturing
arm, remained under the control of Grant Thornton until this acquisition by
Oji Paper. It can therefore be seen that this activity has no connection with,
or impact on, ourselves."

For full detail of ILFORD Photo products and services, visit


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 22, 2006 0 comments

Pelican Products, Inc. has unveiled the 1690 Transport Case. Boasting more than
12,000 cubic inches of possible storage space, the 1690 is ideal for safely
transporting heavy equipment. Transit-friendly features include two double-hand
side-grips for easy team lifting, two heavy-duty sets of polyurethane wheels
with stainless-steel ball bearings and nylon hubs for long wheel-life and an
extension handle (with effortless release latch) for easy transport.


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Press Release Posted: Aug 06, 2010 0 comments

WD (NYSE: WDC) introduced its new high performance My Book Studio LX external hard drive, which offers a high-speed FireWire 800 interface and features a sleek new, cool-to-the-touch aluminum case that complements any iMac, G5 or MacBook Pro. The award-winning, book-like design, with its customizable, always-on digital e-label, allows creative professionals to easily archive and find photos and videos from different projects and time periods, even when the drives are unplugged.


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Staff Posted: Oct 07, 2008 0 comments

Nikon Inc. celebrates 75 years of defining optical excellence with the release of the newly engineered AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 prime lens that is considered by many photographers to be an essential tool with a focal length that closely replicates the visual perspective of the human eye when used with an FX-format D-SLR.  Nikon’s optical expertise and modern technological advances, such as the Silent Wave Motor, help to deliver outstanding operation that is critical for Nikon FX and DX-format photographers who demand the pinnacle of photographic performance.


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George Schaub Posted: Oct 05, 2005 0 comments

Willard (Bill) Clark, a photo industry icon and the former executive director
of Photoimaging Manufacturers & Distributors Association (PMDA), died on Sept.
24. He was 77 years old. Cause of death was cancer.

Mr. Clark was associated with the photo industry for more than 40 years primarily
in consumer and trade journalism, both as a writer and photographer, and more
recently with PMDA. He worked with the senior executives of virtually every firm
in the photo industry, serving as confidant and advisor to many and earning the
respect of all.

Mr. Clark came to New York as a photographer for United Press after working for
a small Ohio newspaper as a reporter and photographer. His equipment in those
days was a 4x5 Speed Graphic, standard issue for a news journalist at that time
but now seen only in photo museums and period movies. In 1954 he became associate
editor of U.S. Camera magazine and then founding editor of Camera 35 magazine.
"I was a staff of one," he once said. He subsequently was appointed

After a variety of other magazine publishing positions, Mr. Clark came back to
the photo industry in 1981 as editor and associate publisher of Photo Weekly Magazine,
which evolved into Photo Business Magazine. His final publishing stint was a short
one as editor of PTN.

Mr. Clark retired from his position as PMDA executive director earlier this year.

At the time of his retirement, some industry associates paid tribute to him. Stacie
Errera, chief marketing officer for Tamron USA, Inc., and current president of
PMDA, said, "Bill always acted as a professional and was liked by everyone.
Everything Bill did was in the best interest of the organization."

Dan Unger, Agfa's director of marketing and PMDA board member, said of Bill:
"He was an easy-going guy who did everything right."

Mr. Clark is succeeded by two sons, Paul, Ashland, OR, and Bruce, Hopewell, NJ,
both attorneys, and two granddaughters, Fiona, 3 ½ and Emmeline, 1. He
was pre-deceased by his wife, Olga.

Editor's Note: The notes on Bill's life were kindly
provided by Jerry Lansky. I knew Bill for almost twenty years and he was always
a class act, with a kind word and encouragement for all. His "How are you
doin', man!" greeting will always echo in my ears. Those fortunate
enough to have known and worked with him understand that he was a great contributor
to photography and the photo industry and a genuinely good soul. I will miss him

--George Schaub ...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 23, 2007 0 comments

The 5 Minute Photo Loader/Viewer software now comes in two flavors. A Standard
Version is based upon the previous versions released and a new Pro Version was
designed and developed based upon feedback from users of previous versions, who
wanted more power, flexibility and marketing options in the product.

The Standard Version is primarily designed for first time onsite event photographers
that are new to onsite event photography and computer networking. The Standard
Version has less configurable options and is designed to be able to get up and
running in the least amount of time.

The Pro Version is designed for those that are more familiar with onsite event
photography, onsite printing and more familiar with computer networking. The Pro
Version has many new optional configuration options designed to give the onsite
event photographers options not previously available to them.

For more information, go to and a PDF version of
the new manual can be found at


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Press Release Posted: Nov 12, 2010 0 comments

Plustek Technology Inc. (, 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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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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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 08, 2006 0 comments

Pentax Imaging Company has dropped the price on the *ist DL digital SLR camera
with 18-55 DA lens to $599.95. Well known for delivering small, lightweight,
easy-to-use and affordable SLRs, Pentax now offers a suite of nine digital lenses
specifically designed for use with their digital SLR bodies. Rebates up to $100
on select lenses are currently available through March 31, 2006. More details
are available at


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 23, 2007 0 comments

Digital Spectrum Solutions Inc. has announced its new wireless MemoryFrame 8104
Premium. This digital picture frame is capable of sharing content over the Internet
and integrates easily with home media servers. It integrates the new multimedia
features of Microsoft Windows Vista and fully supports capabilities such as
Windows Media Connect and Windows Connect Now. It also fully supports the features
and capabilities of Windows XP used in conjunction with Windows Media Player


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Press Release Posted: Mar 23, 2011 0 comments

Photoflex Inc. of Watsonville, CA. announces the release of its new high-powered TritonFlash™ lithium ion battery powered strobe kit. The TritonFlash™ is designed for the professional demands of events, sports, portraiture, architecture, editorial and other applications where photographers require powerful output without AC power.


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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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Staff Posted: Aug 03, 2009 0 comments

onOne Software, Inc. announced a free, Lite version of PhotoTools 2 Standard Edtion. PhotoTools 2 Standard Edition is a flexible yet powerful plug-in for Adobe Photoshop CS2, CS3 and CS4 that utilizes the power of Photoshop Actions to provide a range of imaging tools including effects, corrections and production automation in a full-featured interface.