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Staff Posted: Oct 21, 2009 0 comments

In 1939, Ken Becker opened Calumet in Chicago as a storefront specializing in sporting goods that also sold some cameras. Calumet's destiny was shaped by a seemingly minor event. One day, a customer traded a metal-bending hand brake for a Deardorff camera. Becker seized the opportunity to use the hand brake to manufacture stainless-steel developing trays for local photo labs and photographers. The trays caught on,and this new manufacturing side of the business grew to include tanks, sinks and print washers.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 07, 2006 0 comments

Rick
Sammon's new instructional DVD, Adobe Photoshop CS2 for Outdoor and Travel
Photographers, is designed to help you improve your wildlife, landscape, nature
and travel images. With 10 lessons and more than 1.5 hours of training, Rick's
latest DVD teaches you how to transform snapshots in great photographs.



The lessons are presented in the QuickTime movie format that includes Rick's
voice and on-screen enhancements guiding you through each step of the process.
Users can stop the movies and go "back in time" if they miss a step
in the enhancement process. Each lesson includes a high-quality JPEG work image,
enabling users to apply Rick's suggestions during their practice sessions.



Free lessons are posted on rickspixelmagic.com to give viewers a glimpse of
Rick's teaching style and the innovative QuickTime movie technology. The interactive
DVD, a rickspixelmagic production, is available for $39.95 (plus shipping and
handling). For more information on Rick's complete line of DVDs, see www.rickspixelmagic.com.

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Press Release Posted: Nov 20, 2009 0 comments

Induro tripods are available in a wide range of sizes for any shooting situation. Whether you’re working in a studio, or in the field, Induro has a tripod for every photographer. New products  in the line include:
Induro AT-Series Aluminum Alloy tripods are made from the highest grade materials and are designed to offer the uncompromising quality, strength and durability demanded by professionals and serious photographers, at a reasonable price. Like all tripods in the new Induro family, the AT-Series incorporates enhancements that make them more rugged, stable and capable of handling higher load capacities. And the range of features and included accessories is unequalled in the marketplace.

For the photographer who wants a tripod with matching head, the Induro Adventure Series Tripod Kits have become one of the most popular products on the market today. While they were conceived with the budget-conscious photographer in mind, a close look will show that no compromises were made in the materials, design or construction. The AKB kits include an aluminum and magnesium tripod with quick lock legs and a single-action ballhead with quick release plate. Built to the same standards, and having the same enhancements as top-of-the-line Induro professional tripods, Induro has created an outstanding tripod outfit for an outstanding price.

Induro Monopods have also become very important equipment for photographers. They offer support in tight spaces, plus the mobility needed in fast shooting situations. The new Carbon Fiber and Aluminum alloy models take full advantage of the latest refinements and have up to twice the load capacity of earlier models. They’re ideal for photographers on the move - Sports, Nature, Landscape, Travel – and in the studio.

With the introduction of the new BHD-Series, Induro has brought the professional ballhead to a new level. These dual-action ballheads offer increased load capacities, large ergonomic locking knobs, adjustable drag and tension control, independent panning control and much more. To provide maximum strength and lighter weight, the new BHD-series ballheads are made of precision-machined Magnesium alloy. In response to photographers’ requests, the latest Induro ballheads have an Arca-Swiss style quick release plate system.

A visit to your dealer or to InduroGear.com will give you the information you need, including new videos, to make an informed decision.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 12, 2006 0 comments

Beginning in June 2006, the Carl Zeiss Camera Lens Division assumed full responsibility
for the distribution of its products in the United States and Canada. The division
is implementing this measure in preparation for the launch of the new ZF lenses
for Nikon SLR & DSLR cameras and other future product lines. The company's
new sales department will also be responsible for the Zeiss Ikon camera system
previously distributed by a partner. The product line available for this rangefinder
camera includes ZM lenses, a unique line of premium ZEISS M bayonet lenses.

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Press Release Posted: Sep 08, 2010 0 comments

Despite a difficult economy, all major players will be on stage at Photokina and present the entire spectrum of products and services in the areas of modern image technology and image applications for consumers and professionals. The event's organizers — Koelnmesse and the Photographic Industry Association — estimate that over 1,300 exhibitors from around 50 countries will present their products and services in Cologne to more than 150,000 attendees from around the world.

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Press Release Posted: Mar 15, 2010 0 comments

Manfrotto Distribution and Datacolor are proud to announce a free color management webinar which will offer tips on controlling color accuracy as well as highlight the benefits of using Spyder3 products. The free webinar will take place on Wednesday, March 17th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 08, 2007 0 comments

Popabrella is a uniquely designed umbrella and mount system that connects directly
to the tripod socket of any compact point and shoot digital or digital video
camera. Popabrella can be adjusted to just about any position because of its
patented 360° ball-socket and slide system. It not only helps to protect
your camera from the elements but it can also be used as an excellent tool for
reducing lens flare. Popabrella can also easily mount to any standard tripod
and will fold up into a convenient size that will tuck neatly away into your
camera bag.

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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: Apr 25, 2007 0 comments

PictoColor today announced the release of iCorrect EditLab ProApp 6.0 color correction
software. iCorrect EditLab ProApp offers serious photographers a simplified approach
to color correction and color editing for large volume workflows. When asked,
most professional photographers and photo enthusiasts say that one of the most
time consuming parts of their digital workflow is getting the color right. With
its highly-acclaimed technology, smartly arranged tools, and workflow enhancing
features, iCorrect EditLab ProApp will save hours and minimize the frustration
of making color adjustments so photographers can spend less time in front of the
computer and more time behind the camera.



At the heart of iCorrect EditLab ProApp is the new ProcessQ, a completely redesigned
image queue that allows photographers to easily view, sort, and manage their color
corrections for more efficient, time-saving workflows. After images are added
to ProcessQ, the entire collection is displayed as thumbnails at the bottom of
the main panel. With ProcessQ, users can step through and correct and save any
number of images - either one at a time or as an entire group. Adjustments can
even be synchronized across multiple images almost instantly for rapid fire batch
processing.



For photographers looking for an easier way to make the color right, iCorrect
EditLab Pro offers an intuitive, straight-forward tool set. iCorrect EditLab ProApp
consists of four separate tools logically arranged from left to right providing
a wizard-like approach to accurate color. The tools are designed in such a way
that as photographers progress from left to right, adjustments made with one tool
will not, and in fact, cannot be affected by any of the tools to its right. This
alleviates the common frustration of correcting for one thing while throwing off
another. With iCorrect EditLab ProApp, one pass through the tools and that's
it. Plus, each tool has an optional SmartColor feature which analyzes the image
and adjusts the settings to their initial recommended settings.



For digital photo purists who want to take full advantage of all the benefits
of RAW capture, iCorrect EditLab ProApp is said to be the perfect complement to
any RAW conversion software. It simplifies enhanced color adjustments with intuitive,
easy-to-use tools that eliminate the frustration of fine tuning images for final
presentation. After converting RAW image files with a favorite converter, photographers
can add that extra punch more quickly and easily with iCorrect EditLab ProApp's
unique wizard-like tool set.



For photographers looking to add creative artistic effects, iCorrect EditLab ProApp's
advanced technology makes black-and-white conversions and sepia tones easier than
ever before. iCorrect EditLab ProApp's unique approach allows users to control
how the colors map to gray scale as well as selectively retain certain colors
of the original image for stunning results.



Pricing and Availability

iCorrect EditLab ProApp 6.0 may be purchased at PictoColor's on-line store
at www.pictocolor.com for an introductory price of $99.95 as a software download.
iCorrect EditLab ProApp 6.0 will later sell for $149.95. An upgrade is available
to current users of any of PictoColor's iCorrect products for an introductory
price of $79.95 as a software download. Upgrades will later sell for $99.95. A
free downloadable demo version is available at www.pictocolor.com. Recommended
system requirements are Macintosh OSX 10.4.3, 1 GHz PowerPC G4 processor or Microsoft®
Windows® XP SP2, Window®Vista, Intel Pentium 4 Processor, and 768 MB RAM
and a 1024x768 resolution screen. iCorrect EditLab ProApp 6.0 is a Universal Binary
application that will run natively on PowerPC and new Intel-based Macintosh systems.



www.pictocolor.com
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 05, 2008 0 comments

Direct Source Marketing, the U.S. distributor for medium and large format Horseman
and Rolleiflex professional cameras, has announced the MiniDigi AF 5.0, a three-inch
high, fully functional digital replica of the original and classic twin reflex
camera. In 2006, Rolleiflex introduced the original MiniDigi, which looked like
the original but, due to popular demand quickly sold out. The new MiniDigi AF
(auto focus) 5.0 has been given some significant performance upgrades, including
a 3 megapixel CMOS sensor; auto focus (between 10CM and infinity); and a clear
1.1 inch TFT, which is located at the top of the camera as it is on the full-sized
Rolleiflex TLR.



It
is available through specialty retailers. Pricing is expected to be $399 MSRP.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 21, 2007 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. has announced it has posted the latest installment
of Ask the Icon, an interactive feature that is part of Kingston's `Icons
of Photography' microsite. Questions submitted by photographers from France,
Denmark, Romania, the United States and other parts of the world are being addressed
by one of Kingston's four Icon photographers participating in the program:
Harry Benson, Colin Finlay, Gerd Ludwig and Peter Read Miller. Site visitors
are encouraged to ask questions relating to photo tips, techniques and equipment
as well as general questions about the Icon's career and how they got
started in photography.

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Staff Posted: Aug 21, 2008 0 comments

Helping to navigate the complexities of digital SLR cameras is QuickPro, LLC,
a company that started creating SLR camera DVD tutorials (http://www.quickprocameraguides.com/)
three years ago. Today, QuickPro is announcing that it's now producing new DVD
Camera Guide titles every month, the latest being tutorials for the popular
Nikon D60 and Canon XSi, featuring interactive camera tours.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 31, 2006 0 comments

Wi-Pics is designed for anyone who shoots large volumes of images and needs
to easily find them. The DICE AMERICA Wi-Pics with a USB port allows Wi-Pics
users to work with hand held barcode scanners, magnetic strip readers, and later
this year RFID. What makes Wi-Pics unique from other wireless cameras is its
data association. Data association is the ability to rename files as they are
captured and place data into the EXIF header of a JPEG file. Wi-Pics can work
with virtually any digital camera with a type 2 compact flash port.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 26, 2005 0 comments

Tamarkin Photographica will hold its seventeenth rare camera auction in New
York City on June 3, 2005. There will be over 250 lots of rare and unusual photo
gear including a 1000mm Nikkor f6,3 for the Nikon rangefinder that will have
an estimate of over $45,000, a chrome Leica MP, Leica A Elmax, Leica 250 GG,
a beautiful black Nikon S3, and an exceedingly rare black Nikkor J camera.

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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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