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Staff Posted: Jul 28, 2008 0 comments

Nik Software Inc. has announced the immediate availability of its free update
for current owners of their award-winning Color Efex Pro 3.0 photographic filters.
Color Efex Pro 3.1 now supports Aperture 2.1, Apple's groundbreaking photo
editing and management software, Capture NX 2, the latest version of Nikon Corporation's
award-winning photo editing software, and the Smart Filters feature of Adobe
Photoshop CS3. Color Efex Pro 3.1 features Nik Software's patented U Point®
technology and offers a comprehensive, powerful, and easy to use set of software
filters for photo enthusiasts and professional photographers.

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Press Release Posted: Apr 06, 2011 0 comments

Lexar Media announced it is now shipping the Lexar Professional Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) 133x memory card in capacities of 128GB, an industry first, and 64GB. The Lexar Professional SDXC cards are available in B&H Photo and Video, and Adorama Camera stores across the U.S, as well as on www.lexar.com.

These large capacities make Lexar Professional 133x SDXC cards an excellent choice for shooting continuous, rapid-fire images and extended lengths of 1080p high-definition (HD) video on a single, high-performance solution. Also, the Professional SDXC cards offer a Class 10 speed rating with a minimum guaranteed speed of 133x, or 20MB per second, and accelerate professional workflow by quickly transferring high-resolution images and HD video from the memory card to the computer when paired with an SDXC-enabled card reader, such as the Lexar Multi-Card 24-in-1 USB Reader.

“We saw a demand for a professional card that would allow photographers to not only capture more high-resolution images and HD video, but to also take advantage of the full capabilities of their high-performance digital SLRs and camcorders,” said Pachi Chen-Wong, senior product marketing manager, Lexar Media. “With the new Lexar Professional SDXC cards, we developed a product that will enhance the professional photography workflow. With capacities of 64GB and 128GB, photographers can capture, store and transfer more images and HD video in one place than ever before.”

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 14, 2005 0 comments

Sekonic and X-Rite have announced the release of the Sekonic X-Rite Digital
Suite. Combining the latest light metering technology from Sekonic with the
precision monitor calibration of the MonacoOPTIXXR, digital photographers can
be assured the images are captured and evaluated properly.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 24, 2007 0 comments

Online photo and video sharing service Phanfare has announced the availability
of downloadable slideshows that can be easily viewed on any PC or Mac computer
system.

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Staff Posted: Dec 01, 2008 0 comments

WD has added a high-speed FireWire® 800 interface to its popular My Passport Studio portable drive to give Mac computer users and creative professionals the fast performance they need.  The new interface also makes this drive a perfect storage companion for the newly introduced Apple MacBook Pro computer. With FireWire 800/400 and USB interfaces, the new My Passport Studio portable drives offer up to 500 GB of storage capacity, are formatted for Mac.

A built-in, illuminated capacity gauge tells users how much space is available in the drive and because it is powered by the FireWire or USB connection, it is truly portable.  In addition, My Passport Studio can be used to backup Mac laptops using Apple’s Time Machine application.

Availability and Price
Available now at select retailers and at WD’s online store (www.shopwd.com), MSRP for My Passport Studio with FireWire 800/400 interfaces and 500 GB capacity is $249.99 USD; MSRP for 400 GB capacity is $229.99 USD. Apple Retail Stores will feature My Passport Studio drives with the new FireWire 800 interface this holiday season.

Ultra-fast and Mac computer-ready, the My Passport Studio portable drive includes the following features:
- High-performance FireWire 800 interface, plus FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 interfaces for maximum flexibility; 

- Turbo-powered with high-speed turbo drivers for maximum performance (Mac computer only);

- Illuminated capacity gauge lets users see at a glance how much space is available on the drive;

- Compatible with Apple’s Time Machine application  so users can back up with Apple’s Time Machine, or their favorite back up software;

- Industry-leading 5-year limited warranty;

- FireWire or USB powered so no separate power supply is needed; and,

- Formatted HFS+, Journaled for use with Mac computers can be easily reformatted for use with Windows PCs. 

www.westerndigital.com

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Staff Posted: Aug 07, 2009 0 comments

WD (NYSE: WDC), the world’s leader in external storage solutions, today introduced its new 4 terabyte capacity My Book Studio Edition II dual-drive storage systems, which are designed to seamlessly work with Mac computers and provide an ideal blend of high performance and power conservation. The new My Book Studio Edition II dual-drive storage systems are available now at select retailers and the WD online store (www.shopwd.com).

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 09, 2005 0 comments

The new EOS 20Da digital SLR is based on the EOS 20D camera and joins it as
a companion model in Canon's product line. The new EOS 20Da digital SLR helps
address the specific requirements of astrophotography with features such as
a live preview LCD and a modified low-pass filter optimized to help photograph
the clear night sky in brilliant detail. The EOS 20Da digital SLR will be available
in July at an estimated selling price of $2199.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 11, 2007 0 comments

Denny Manufacturing Company, Incorporated is proud to announce the launch of
their new website www.dennymfg.com. The company's website has been completely
redesigned to allow customers to browse their wide variety of photography backdrops,
props and accessories like never before. In addition to an expanded online store,
the website introduces several all-new sections filled with useful and informative
content.

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Staff Posted: Jun 22, 2009 0 comments

liveBooks, Inc., (www.livebooks.com) has introduced liveBooks Photojournalism, a cost-effective, pre-designed website offering and community for photojournalists. This new offering will provide photojournalists worldwide with an opportunity to have a professional web presence at an affordable price. liveBooks Photojournalism (http://pj.livebooks.com) is designed to help photojournalists and documentary photographers gain visibility for their work and build successful careers by offering cost-effective, yet highly professional pre-designed websites that will garner additional exposure for their creative visions. liveBooks Photojournalism users can choose a website look and feel that best fits their style by choosing from 78 variations of page designs created by the same liveBooks creative team that has been developing award-winning, customized sites since 2004.





Every pre-designed liveBooks site offers the same benefits of the company’s custom-built sites, including:

  • An intuitive, drag-and-drop interface for users to easily update the content of their sites
  • Easy upload of multimedia including videos, music, slideshows and more
  • Advanced search marketing tools to turn each site into a virtually effortless, yet sophisticated and powerful marketing tool
  • Free web support from liveBooks

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Press Release Posted: Dec 09, 2009 0 comments

DxO Labs is pleased to announce the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro version 6, its award-winning software solution for demanding photographers. This new version provides the best-ever images from extreme ISO shots and further extends optical fault correction, while increasing both accessibility and productivity.

DxO Optics Pro 6 will be offered with an exceptional 33% introductory discount through December 31, 2009.

While camera manufacturers keep competing for high ISO performance, DxO Labs now offers the image processing technologies which are critical to delivering top-notch image quality from such extreme ISO shots.

In low-light conditions, photographers must choose between using low ISO and risking unnatural flash lighting or camera shake, or using high ISO settings with its typical image noise and loss of colors and details. But now, thanks to a new technological approach, DxO Optics Pro 6 sets a new bar for RAW conversion: photographers can push their cameras to the ISO limits and even beyond - as much as one to two stops above their usual ISO settings! - and still get great photos without any noticeable loss in image quality.

DxO Labs' new de-noising technology significantly extends the effective dynamic range and best leverages the higher bit-depth that modern sensors provide. Cleaning noise out of dark regions of the images allows photographers to digitally relight them (e.g. using DxO Lighting tool).

DxO Optics Pro has long been recognized for its unrivalled automatic optical fault correction based on DxO Optics Modules - laboratory-grade mathematical models characterizing the optical faults of each particular camera & lens combination which are computed for each focal length, each aperture, each focusing distance, etc. More than 1600 DxO Optics Modules are available today and can now be automatically detected and downloaded to the application - and this number is growing at an accelerated pace.

Also, for photographers who desire to adjust optical correction for a creative purpose, or to handle lenses that are not calibrated yet, DxO Optics Pro 6 now provides controls to manually adjust distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberrations, and sharpness (USM) for any lens.

As DxO Optics Pro expert users always look for more precise controls, DxO Optics Pro 6 features an additional fine detail adjustment which specifically deals with the preservation of high spatial frequency texture and details of the images - another demonstration of DxO Labs' consistent effort to bring the best to the optical faults correction so photographers can obtain the most perfect images.

DxO Optics Pro 6's user interface has been revamped to ease the first hands-on experience for beginners, providing them with the easiest RAW Conversion tool delivering best quality without the pain. For experts and professional photographers, productivity and control levels have also been improved.

Both the Standard and Elite editions of DxO Optics Pro 6 add support to the Olympus D-SLR family, along with latest Sony and Nikon cameras:

  • Olympus E3, E30, E410, E420, E450, E510, E520, E620,
  • Sony A230, A330, A380,
  • Nikon D300s.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 22, 2005 0 comments

High-resolution
digital cameras and a growing number of multimedia devices have catapulted flash
memory cards to much higher capacities and performance levels than ever before.
Transcend Information Inc. recommends its 80X Ultra-Performance high-speed Secure
Digital (SD) Cards (128MB to 1GB capacity.). Transcend's 80X SD Cards
are easy to carry and can be used in most modern-day personal electronics devices.
Extremely fast data transfer speeds of up to 12MB/sec, give the new 80X SD Card
70% faster performance levels. Transcend's digital card series is fully
compatible with digital cameras and other handheld devices. Transcend's
80X SD cards are now available from 128MB to 1GB capacities.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 05, 2007 1 comments

Bogen Imaging is proud to announce a new education program entitled Bogen Café,
www.bogencafe.com. The Café is a workshop environment offered to college
students that explores imaging topics in actual situations that are rarely discovered
within the confines of a classroom.



To kick-off each workshop there will be an evening lecture that showcases the
work of Steven Katzman, a self-taught photographer, author, and professor of photography
at Ringling College of Art and Design (RCAD), Sarasota, FL, one of the top four-year
accredited art schools in the country. This highly motivational lecture will be
open to the entire student body and the local photographic community. The next
day will be comprised of two workshop courses that have been selected by the college
and is open only to the student body. The workshop will be followed up the next
day with a program at a participating photographic dealer.



The Bogen Café is a program that will highlight a special selection of
products from Bogen and the program's sponsors through a menu of scheduled
workshop presentations. The daylong workshops emphasize the importance of developing
alliances with companies that are defined by their products and customer relationships.
The co-sponsors include Hewlett-Packard Company, Hahnemuhle USA, Datacolor, Lensbabies,
Adobe, Wacom Technology, and Rangefinder.



Katzman is a living example that corporate sponsorships can enable someone to
remain at the forefront of digital technology. His workshops at RCAD have had
fruitful results for the faculty, students and the photo department's digital
imaging workflow. Katzman's first hand knowledge, expertise, and examples
are valuable assets for this new program. Never losing sight that the journey
is more important than the destination, Bogen Imaging and its co-sponsors are
there to provide the photographer with the tools that enable them to concentrate
on their creative vision, while Katzman provides first hand experience and examples
of his personal photographic journey.



Institutions and their students are at a point where they need to develop an alliance
with companies that are defined by their products and customer relationships.
Katzman believes that the relationship can continue to be developed, creating
new markets in the educational environments, perpetuated by associated resellers
and their customer base. With educational workshops at the site of the institutions/resellers,
such a relationship will be further strengthened and solidified, enabling students
to become users of the Café's sponsors' products throughout
their professional careers.



The Bogen Café intends to target 20 colleges and 20 dealerships per year
for the next four years, beginning August 2007. Anticipating a reach of hundreds
of photographers at each location, participating schools will be able to select
from the Bogen Imaging Workshop Café Course Menu, regarding which specific
programs they would like presented. Workshop topics include advanced lighting,
location lighting, fine art digital printing, large scale pigment printing, fine
printing, Adobe Lightroom, and more.



In recognition for achievement, each institution will select an individual scholarship
recipient. The scholarship recipient will have a selection of their work profiled
on the Café website, www.bogencafe.com. Each scholarship winner will also
receive a stable of equipment donated by the event sponsors, including a $1,000
Bogen Bux Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of Bogen Imaging distributed
products; a copy of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CS3; a Datacolor Spyder 2 Pro
colorimeter; sample packs of Hahnemuhle photo paper; a Lensbabies 3G selective
focus SLR lens; and a Wacom Intuos3 tablet (4X6).



The Bogen Imaging Café Course Menu is as follows:



Bogen Imaging Workshop Café Course Menu

Schools will be able to select from the following course menu:



Steven Katzman; Developing a Personal Vision, While Negotiating the Interpretive
Portrait, Thursday night's lecture, and Workshop



Advanced Lighting; Creative Solutions and Possibilities (Studio)



Less is More; Location Lighting with Portable Flash Units



Bend it Baby; Free your Mind and Your Body Will Follow, using the Lens Baby in
the studio and on location.



Defining the Social Landscape; On location at points of interest (relevant to
the area's social and historic community) using available and portable lighting
and edited in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.



The Digital Darkroom; Up to speed with Adobe Photoshop CS3, and Adobe Photoshop
Lightroom.



The Large-Scale Pigment Print; Creative Solutions using Multiple Captures, Stitching,
and Sharpening for Inkjet and Prepress Environment. This workshop will include
creating ICC profiles for monitor and printer.



Portfolio Review; Shooting Strategies for the Personal Voice, Pre-visualization
and Interpretation for creating the Fine Art Portfolio.



The Bogen Imaging Café confirmed schedule is:



Bogen Café Fall Schedule of Confirmed Schools and participating Photo Dealers



Art Institute of Florida August 23-25 Dale Laboratories



Daytona Beach Community College September 27-28 Kingston Photo and Studio



Foothill Community College, Palo Alto October 4-6 Keeble and Shuchat Photography



Heron School of Art October 11-13 Robert's Distributors



Community College of So. Nevada October 18-20 Casey's Camera



Art Institute of Chicago October 25-27 Calumet Photographic



Santa Monica Community College November 1-4 Samy's Camera



Austin Community College November 15-17 Precision Camera & Video



Ohio University November 8-10 Midwest Photo Exchange



For more information, visit www.bogencafe.com...

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Press Release Posted: May 10, 2010 0 comments

Hoodman adds a smart hot shoe mount for using the HoodLoupe 3.0 during DSLR Video Capture.
The new mount is called HoodCrane. HoodCrane is available with the Cinema Kit Pro
which includes HoodLoupe 3.0, HoodMAG- a new magnifying video eyecup for your Hood-
Loupe 3.0--and the HoodCrane. If you already have the HoodLoupe 3.0 you can pick up the
HoodCrane and HoodMAG separately.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 07, 2008 0 comments

The Sigma
Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new 10mm F2.8 EX DC Fisheye
HSM lens. This autofocus fisheye lens is designed for use with digital SLR cameras
equipped with APS-C size image sensors. The Nikon version produces a diagonal
angle of view of 180°; 154° for Sigma; 167° for Canon. The diagonal
field of view of this fisheye lens produces striking images with exaggerated perspective
and distortion. The minimum focusing distance of 13.5cm/5.3inch, and maximum magnification
1:3.3 allows subjects to be as close as 1.8cm/0.7inch from the lens' front
element. This close focusing capability allows close-up photography and also it
is possible to make use of large depth of field that covers wide range of subjects.
The Integral hood blocks out extraneous light and the Super Multi-Layer Coating
minimizes flare and ghosting, creating superior image quality. The HSM--Hyper
Sonic Moto--ensures fast and quiet autofocusing and allows full-time manual focus
override by rotation of the focus ring. This lens is supplied with a gelatin filter
holder at the rear, allowing the use of gelatin filters.



www.sigmaphoto.com...

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