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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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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 09, 2008 0 comments

Bowens has launched a unique, affordable ringflash, the lightweight Ringlite
Converter. Priced at $480.00, this innovative converter is said to make ringflash-style
photography affordable. Said Mark Aherne, Bowens technical director, "Traditional
ringflash generally comprises flash tubes, cable and a powerpack, so the full
kit required is quite unwieldy and expensive. We built the converter and followed
up with associated bracketry to ensure the unit would be suitable for most cameras
on the market. We have created an attachment which allows photographers to convert
their standard Bowens strobe lights to produce ringflash-style light. Using
this new converter photographers can simply put the camera lens through the
centre of the light source. This creates a softer, wholesome surrounding light
around the lens which reduces shadows. It can also create shadowing around the
outline of the subject so users can work with a specific photographic effect.
The additional benefit of the converter is its `backwards capability'.
Photographers can take a standard Bowens product going back many years and use
it - as long as it has an S-Type adaptor. This will bring additional cost benefits
to our customers."

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Press Release Posted: Dec 03, 2010 0 comments

Manfrotto School of Xcellence, a free resource for anyone who wants to learn more about photography, announces a webinar titled, “Shooting the Forests Series,” which will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT, on Monday, December 6th. The host, Drew Gardner, a renowned London-based photographer, will take participants behind the scenes of his acclaimed series, “The Forest” which was shot in the United States, Poland and the United Kingdom.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 22, 2006 0 comments

PNY Technologies has announced the availability of MaxFile Attaché,
an 8GB* USB 2.0 Micro Hard Drive. This portable storage device provides a convenient
and economical way for mobile users to transport large volumes of information.

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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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Press Release Posted: Apr 20, 2011 1 comments
All serious photographers need to keep their cameras at peak efficiency to deliver peak performance, and a fleck of dust on the sensor can ruin a great shot. Now, LensPen makes it easy and practical to solve that problem with their SensorKlear Loupe Kit.

Used on the International Space Station, this kit has proved its effectiveness and reliability under the most demanding conditions.

Positioned on the camera body, as you would a lens, the Loupe provides perfectly directed light to pinpoint the problem. Once dust is detected, the included blower is used to remove the dry dust. But for tackling the dreaded problem of sticky dust, that is when the SensorKlear Loupe Kit really makes a difference. Using the access window at the side of the Loupe, insert the angled tip of the new SensorKlear II™ pen to safely and easily target and remove the sticky dust. Only the LensPen SensorKlear Loupe has the access window to allow the user to see and clean at the same time – a quantum leap forward in the world of DSLR sensor cleaning.

SensorKlear Loupe Kit from LensPen is a “must-have” for your digital SLR – a necessity, not an accessory. Ask for a demonstration next time you visit your favorite camera shop.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 03, 2004 0 comments

Tamron
USA, Inc. has announced the launch of a newly redesigned AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3
XR Di Aspherical (IF) MACRO (model A061), a high power zoom lens now featuring
"Di" (Digitally Integrated) design. The "Di" design
is achieved by 1) improving our BBAR coatings to a new multi-coating that
encompasses all of the benefits of the original but now further reduces
the ghosting and flare caused by aberrations, and 2) by further enhancing
our already stringent quality control system. The new AF28-300mm Di is
redesigned as a high power zoom lens now ideal for use with interchangeable-lens
digital cameras as well as film cameras. It provides an angle of view
equivalent to that of approx. 465mm ultra telephoto when used with a digital
camera and enables you to enjoy creative composition of images at the
28mm wideangle setting when used with a 35mm film camera. "SP"
(Super Performance) is a designation Tamron puts on lenses featuring superior
specifications and outstanding optical performance.



Visit: www.tamron.com

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 17, 2006 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc.announces that award-winning photojournalist
Harry Benson shares new tips and techniques for the Kingston Icons of Photography
website. Benson describes how he's captured riveting photographs for major
newspapers, plus Life, People and Vanity Fair magazines.



Kingston's "Icons of Photography" website profiles some of
the world's most respected photographers. Each month, the company spotlights
a different Icon plus their tips, techniques and an online gallery of images.
Icons share anecdotes and advice for taking better pictures, and cover topics
ranging from lighting and backgrounds to color profiling and making the most
of equipment. Through "try it yourself" suggestions, Icons explain
how they tackle their own photography challenges.

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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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Staff Posted: Jul 22, 2009 0 comments

Hanson Fong and John Woodward for a Day of Learning

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 20, 2005 0 comments

Canopus has announced Momento, the latest addition to its line of creative
software tools. Momento turns digital photos into an animated slideshow with
motion effects, artwork, transitions, titles, music and voice-over. Slideshows
can be e-mailed, posted on a website or burned directly to DVD. Momento can
import all major photo and audio formats straight from a memory card, and with
its unique 'SmartStyle' approach, all the user has to do is select a theme and
Momento will automatically add motion effects, music and transitions.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 21, 2007 0 comments

Lexar has introduced Professional UDMA (Ultra Direct Memory Access) memory
cards, the latest addition to the company's Professional line of high-performance
cards. When paired with a UDMA-enabled device, such as Lexar's new Professional
FireWire 800 Reader, UDMA cards improve the professional photographer's
digital imaging experience by reducing the time needed to download captured
images to a destination computer. In addition, the benefits of Lexar Professional
UDMA memory cards extend well beyond card-to-computer transfer rates, to improved
in-camera performance in several UDMA-enabled digital camera backs and digital
SLR cameras expected to be announced later this year. Speed-rated at 300x, or
capable of a minimum sustained write speed of 45MB per second, and available
in capacities of 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB, new Lexar Professional UDMA cards deliver
a 125% performance improvement over Lexar's previous generation 133x CompactFlash®
product line when the card is used with a UDMA-enabled device.

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Staff Posted: Jan 16, 2009 0 comments

Leica Camera Inc. presents an exclusive special edition of the LEICA D-LUX 4 in titanium, another premium quality special edition camera from Leica. The LEICA D-LUX 4 Titanium is the first Leica digital camera with the satin finish of anodized titanium. This special finish of the LEICA D-LUX 4 Titanium is limited to only 10,000 cameras worldwide. From January 2009, the camera will be available in a set together with a premium quality, titanium-colored leather case. Price of the set is $995.

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Press Release Posted: Dec 09, 2009 0 comments

World
Press Photo invites professional photographers and photojournalists from around
the world to enter the 53rd World Press Photo contest. The web entry site is
open for uploading entries from 1 December 2009 until the deadline of 14
January 2010. The web entry site can be accessed via href="http://www.worldpressphoto.org/contest" target="_blank">www.worldpressphoto.org/contest.
For the 2010 contest, it is no longer possible to submit entries by post on a
CD/DVD. Entries submitted by email are also not accepted.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 21, 2005 0 comments

Those seeking secure memory cards will be interested in Lexar's LockTight
cards and reader. The system encrypts login access to the LockTight card, but
not the file data. This means that the full 80X speed of the card is available.
Lexar says that the card cannot be accessed on any camera other than an authorized
LockTight camera or any computer that lacks the LockTight access and a correct
username and password. The system is comprised of four components: the LockTight
CompactFlash card (512MB or 2GB); a Lexar Professional CompcatFlash reader;
a LockTight enable camera; and the LockTight Admin and Access software. The
system has been designed to have what the company calls "zero impact"
on production workflow and requires only one-screen access.

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