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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. ...

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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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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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Press Release Posted: Nov 25, 2009 0 comments

Lil’ Angels Photography is pleased to announce a new franchise opportunity for many places across the nation. Currently, Lil’ Angels has over 88 franchises nationwide, but plans to expand its reach across the country in the year ahead.   Many of their franchise owners are also expanding their businesses from child care center photography out into the sports and school market.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 26, 2007 0 comments

Lexar has announced that new Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) flash memory
cards will be available as part of the company's Platinum II and Standard
lines of products. Lexar SDHC cards satisfy market demand for reliable SDHC
cards that are ideal for storing and sharing digital images, video, and music
and are offered at varying price and performance levels. SDHC cards from both
Lexar product lines will be available next month in 4GB capacity, and later
this year in 8GB capacity.


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Staff Posted: Dec 05, 2008 0 comments

The Calumet Imagemaker DVD Series adds two powerful titles to its collection of instructional and educational videos, The Power of Light: Studio & Location Lighting with Tony Corbell, and Black & White Film Photography: Fred Picker’s Classic Trilogy.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 22, 2004 0 comments

has introduced the first digital cameras to combine 12x optical zoom with
an optical image stabilizer. Panasonic's three new 12x zoom are the DMC-FZ3
(3-Megapixel), DMC-FZ15 (4-Megapixel) and DMC-FZ20 (5-Megapixel). Each
features a Leica DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens with 12x zoom (equivalent to a
35 - 420mm zoom lens on a conventional 35mm film camera) and F2.8 brightness
throughout the entire zoom range. Panasonic's MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer
automatically detects and optically compensates for hand movement by shifting
internal lens elements, enabling the user to capture crisp, clear, distortion-free
ultra-telephoto or macro shots of distant or moving subjects, even in
low lighting conditions.

These cameras also feature an extra-low dispersion (ED) lens to minimize
color aberration (color bleeding) -- a common problem in high-magnification
/ large aperture lenses. ED lenses are typically exchangeable lenses designed
for single-lens reflex cameras and high-end, professional cameras.

Panasonic has also improved its innovative Venus Engine LSI, the "brain"
of the camera that converts the optical data into digital information.
The new Venus 2 Engine LSI handles all image processing functions simultaneously
-- from displaying the image on the LCD to writing data to the memory
card -- as soon as the CCD captures the image signal. This simultaneous,
parallel processing results in a quick start-up, increased shutter speed
and reduced lag time. The improved LSI also allows faster consecutive
shooting than its predecessor. If desired, the camera will keep shooting
until the memory card is full.

All three cameras also include a host of sophisticated features such as
MEGA BURST consecutive shooting mode, real-time histogram, auto bracketing,
color viewfinder and more.



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Press Release Posted: Apr 26, 2010 0 comments

onOne Software, Inc., ( announced the immediate availability of two fully-functional Photoshop plug-ins: PhotoTools 2.5 Free and the new PhotoFrame 4.5 Free. The free plug-ins for Photoshop are based on the award winning versions of PhotoTools 2.5 Standard Edition and PhotoFrame 4.5 Standard Edition and are compatible with Photoshop CS2, CS3 and CS4.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 15, 2007 0 comments

Tenba has added several new products to its popular Shootout collection of professional
photo/laptop carrying cases. Three new outdoor-oriented shoulder bags and a
unique Photo/Laptop Courier bag join the current range of Shootout backpacks,
waistpacks, rolling duffels and accessories.

The new shoulder bags are available in small, medium and large sizes, covering
a broad range of carrying needs, from a single SLR and lens to a full-sized
setup with multiple bodies and lenses and even a laptop. All models incorporate
easily customized, well-padded interiors, front and side accessory pockets,
and -- as with other bags in the Shootout Collection -- a removable
media wallet and a phone/MP3 player pouch. These accessories are tethered within
the side pockets for security, or can be removed and attached to various points
on the bags, or worn as separate pouches on any belt.


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George Schaub Posted: May 20, 2009 0 comments

Nik Software and Shutterbug have teamed up to bring you a chance to use the wide variety of Nik software products and to enter one of the images you create in a contest that offers some very nice prizes.  In my way of thinking the contest is the gravy; the real  treat here is getting to use demo versions of software like Nik’s Viveza, Silver Efex Pro and Color Efex Pro on your images. Let’s see how all this works.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 21, 2006 0 comments

Sony has established a new brand name for its digital single lens reflex (D-SLR)
cameras that will be launched worldwide this summer. Meaning "beginning"
and "essential," the symbol ? (pronounced alpha) will be used. Under
this sub-brand, Sony will produce a complete camera system of accessories and

The Sony Alpha system of cameras, lenses and accessories are said to integrate
advanced electromechanical technologies that are key to D-SLR performance, the
versatility of the well-established Maxxum lens mount system, and Sony's
renown in imaging devices and technologies. These include CCD and CMOS imaging
sensors, as well as other image processing technologies, in addition to overall
product miniaturization. People who have already made investments in many of
Konica-Minolta's lenses and accessories will be able to take full advantage
of Sony's new D-SLR cameras.

Sony is already handling support and repair service for existing Konica-Minolta
digital and film cameras, as well as related lenses and accessories in the U.S.
A dedicated call center and strong levels of web support have been established
for these customers.

There is more information available about the new sub-brand at
Sony camera and related product support for Konica Minolta customers is also
being offered at


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Press Release Posted: Jul 30, 2010 0 comments

The Sinar System has become even more versatile. Now, all digital backs made by other manufacturers can be attached to Sinar camera platforms.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 07, 2007 0 comments

LexJet has released the latest in its fiber line of fine photo papers, Sunset
Fibre Elite. Sunset Fibre Elite was developed based on feedback from users of
Sunset Fibre Gloss who were looking for a super-smooth, bright white, glossy surface
in a fibre paper.

Sunset Fibre Elite has a 285g microporous high gloss-coated surface with a special
acid-inhibiting layer, and is universally compatible with all dye and pigmented
inksets. It is available in standard sheet sizes and roll widths up to 44 in.

Sunset Fibre Elite is now available and shipping from LexJet's nationwide network
of distribution centers. It is backed by LexJet's industry-leading customer service
and product support, plus LexJet's 30-day money-back guarantee.

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Apr 26, 2005 0 comments

Several new dye sub printers have been recently announced. These printers employ
thermal transfer technology--they apply heat to a special ink ribbon to produce
colored gas that forms an image on special media. All provide approximately
300dpi resolution, plenty for continuous tone output.

High Speed Pro Printers

Kodak recently introduced two new roll-fed thermal transfer 300dpi Professional
models (with automatic cutters) that generate high quality output for use as
proofs or for immediate sale. Both employ Ektatherm media said to produce prints
that will "last a lifetime". An archival rating has not yet been
published. (They require a computer running Windows 2000 or XP; Mac support
is not available at this time.) The Professional 6850 Digital Photo Printer
is lightning fast. It can deliver 6x8-inch glossies in 15 seconds or 4x6's
in a mere 4 seconds -- hundreds of such photos in a series (without operator
intervention) when high volume is required. (List price $2900; cost per print
not stated; available in August 2005.)


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Press Release Posted: Dec 03, 2010 0 comments

Manfrotto Distribution and Datacolor are offering a free webinar titled “Color Management in the Professional Photographer’s Workflow with Stacy and Datacolor,” which will take place on Wednesday, December 8th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT.



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