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Staff Posted: Oct 02, 2009 0 comments

Benro, who has been manufacturing tripods for more than 10 years (and has the #1 market share in their home country of China), offers high quality tripods, monopods and heads that are built to professional standards at an extraordinary value. Benro is distributed in the U.S. by Westchester, NY based MAC Group. “We are very proud to add Benro to our product mix,” states Jeff Karp, Benro Product Marketing Manager. “The high quality, innovative designs and exceptional value make Benro the perfect choice for demanding photographers on a budget.”

Benro has the technology and manufacturing capabilities to build products made of carbon fiber (8 layers for ultimate stability), aluminum (top performance at an economical price) and magnesium (lighter than aluminum, yet stronger) – materials that provide outstanding performance and reliability -- at economical prices. Benro is the only company that makes its own carbon fiber tubing.

An excellent example of Benro’s design capabilities is their new "Quick Lock" Leg System that sets the new standard in flip lock technology. Its rugged construction, reliability and ease of operation elevates leg locking systems to a new level.

One of the most unique tripods in Benro’s lineup is the patented Travel Angel, available in both carbon fiber and aluminum. This is an easy-to-carry, ultra-compact tripod that photographers will take with them everywhere they go. What good is a tripod if you leave it home because it’s too big or heavy? Travel Angel’s unique 180 degree fold over design allows them to be folded into a compact package (up to 20% smaller than conventionally designed tripods) that can easily fit into backpacks or luggage. However, when quick setup, excellent maximum height and a rigid, stable support are needed, Benro Travel Angels are outstanding performers. All kits include a BH-Series single action or B-Series dual action ballhead that matches the size of the tripod.

In addition to tripods and monopods, Benro builds a full range of heads. Whether you select a Benro single action or dual action ballhead or 3-Way panhead, you’ll see the quality that goes into all Benro products the minute you pick them up. Benro tripod heads are produced using the latest in precision machining and manufacturing technology to ensure smooth and secure operation. The patented, dual locking, dovetailed Quick Release Plates or Arca Swiss style Quick Release Plates allow fast and secure camera mounting and dismounting without having to worry about accidentally unseating the camera.

To help you decide on the right equipment for your shooting situations, Benro provides a series of web-based videos that show the features and benefits of Benro products. Choose from “Why you need a tripod” (even with image stabilization and high ISO cameras, the best results happen with a tripod) to “Selecting the perfect tripod head” to “Benro Travel Angel” and more.

To see the complete selection of Benro products, visit www.Benro.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 13, 2005 0 comments

Nikon Inc. has announced pricing and availability for its D2X professional
digital SLR camera introduced at Photokina last year (see Jan, 2005 Shutterbug,
or visit at www.shutterbug
.com
). The camera will begin shipping on February 25, 2005 with a suggested
street price of $4999.95 (MSRP $6299.95). Designed as a truly versatile workhorse
camera for many professional disciplines, the 12.4 million-pixel D2X blends
high levels of resolution and class-leading speed. The D2X can comfortably shoot
full resolution 12.4 million pixel images at 5 frames per second (up to 21 consecutive
JPEGS and 15 NEFs), and when the situation demands yet faster frame rates, the
D2X has a unique 6.8 megapixel 'High Speed Cropped Image' mode that boosts the
shooting rate to 8 frames per second (up to 35 consecutive JPEGs or 26 NEFs)
by cropping the number of pixels used on the sensor to create the image.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 17, 2007 0 comments

Samsung Camera has introduced three new models to its NV series of advanced
point & shoot digital cameras -- the eight mega pixel NV8, 10 mega
pixel NV15 and 12 mega pixel NV20. All three new cameras feature the Smart Touch
interface and feature Schneider optics with a 3x optical zoom. On the back of
the cameras' brushed black, stainless steel bodies, lies Samsung's
Smart Touch user interface. Smart Touch enables easy navigation of the cameras'
feature sets by simply sliding a finger across the control buttons positioned
around the cameras' 2.5" LCD screens.

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Posted: Jan 08, 2010 0 comments

Brightscreen USA has announced a new recently
patented product "Nondeteriorating Mirror
Cushion" which targets the elimination of the
majority of in camera particles in the form of dust
or black
spots. www.brightscreen.com/mirrorcushion.html

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 25, 2006 0 comments

Adobe Systems Incorporated has announced an update to the Camera Raw plug-in for
Adobe Photoshop CS2, extending raw file support to eight additional digital camera
models. Available as a free download from the Adobe Web site, the Camera Raw 3.4
plug-in builds on Photoshop CS2 raw file support for digital cameras from leading
manufacturers such as Canon, Epson, Leaf, Olympus, Pentax and Samsung.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 13, 2007 0 comments

Ink2Image, distributor of digital inks, media, bulk-feed systems and related
products to the photography and fine arts industries, has introduced a new bulk
ink feed system specifically for the Epson Photo R2400. This new system solves
the problem typically faced by bulk ink feeders due to the different black inks
used depending on paper type.

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Press Release Posted: Jun 09, 2010 0 comments

Jamie Russell’s gritty black-and-white images of a bleak city landscape helped her beat out 121 other candidates to win the first-ever Sigma Corporation of America Scholarship Contest.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 03, 2006 0 comments

Datacolor has introduced ColorVision PrintFIX PRO, a new spectro precision
profiling hardware and software package. The PrintFIX PRO's handheld Spectrocolorimeter
is designed to meet the needs of discerning photographic professionals as well
as graphic designers and digital imaging specialists for quality output with
an RGB workflow. A key offering in the ColorVision by Datacolor portfolio of
products, ColorVision PrintFIX PRO represents the next generation of the world's
most recognizable and honored brand in color calibration, the Spyder2.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 11, 2008 0 comments

Calumet Photographic has released another original production for its collection
of educational and instructional DVDs, The Essence of Photography with John Upton.

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Press Release Posted: Sep 29, 2010 0 comments

The world’s only continuous symposium on the history of photography PhotoHistory XV, will take place at George Eastman House in Rochester, New York on October 21-23, 2011. This date represents a new two-year interval between proceedings as requested by attendees, according to officials of The Photographic Historical Society who organize the event.

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George Schaub Posted: Nov 29, 2005 0 comments

Today's cameras are microprocessors with lenses. Most of us know how
to change color, sharpness and contrast, and even ISO settings, for every frame
we shoot, but did you know that you can also change how your camera's
dials and buttons work? By using Custom Function settings you can alter the
function of all those dials and buttons and personalize them to the way you
work, or to each unique shooting situation. When the camera comes out of the
box it has certain "default" settings, those chosen by the camera
manufacturer. While there is a certain wisdom in the defaults, they are not
necessarily the best way for your style or shooting needs.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 26, 2006 0 comments

While film news here will be scant, Kodak did introduce two new color negative
films, actually updates on their professional Portra emulsions in the ISO 100
and 400 speeds. There are four in all, with two being NC ("natural color")
and two being VC ("vivid color.") The retouching layer has been eliminated
from the back side of the film, making them eminently more scannable. Kodak says
that it has incorporated all their latest research into these films making them
finer grain, sharper and with better color and dynamic range than films in the
past. True, if there's one thing film has over digital it is the ability
to handle a wider exposure range, especially in the highlight values.



www.kodak.com ...

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Staff Posted: Jul 30, 2008 0 comments

Panasonic has announced its newest addition to its FX-Series of LUMIX digital
cameras with the unveiling of the DMC-FX150. Equipped with 14.7 megapixels,
the FX150 also boasts a 28mm wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens with f/2.8
brightness and 3.6x optical zoom.

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Press Release Posted: Feb 14, 2011 0 comments

The new DAIWA DST-43 tripod has a professional true-fluid pan head with 60mm ball mount. The tripod can handle up to 4kgs (8.8 pounds) of camera and equipment.

The DST-43 all-metal head comes complete with one pan handle but has handle mounts on both sides of the head for two-handle use.

The head has a long-side quick release plate for easy mounting and dismounting of the camera. There is also an illuminated bubble level that lights up for 20 seconds when it's button is pushed. This makes it easy to set up and level in dark places.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 01, 2005 0 comments

Delkin Devices, Inc., has introduced the long anticipated DVD-R addition to
the popular eFilm Archival Gold media line. The eFilm Archival Gold DVD-R is
now shipping to distributors and resellers all over the world.

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