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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 02, 2005 0 comments

The new Sunpak Digital Battery Case is a small, nylon case with key-chain clip
that is said to be perfect for storing spare disposable batteries of all types,
or rechargeable batteries for compact digital cameras, and it has a pouch that
holds digital media storage cards. It not only protects batteries and precious
media cards from physical damage but also helps prevent accidental battery discharge.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 30, 2007 0 comments

Nik Software Inc. has announced that its noise reduction software tool Dfine
2.0 is now available for sale from specialty camera retailers in the U.S. or
direct from Nik Software (www.niksoftware.com) at a suggested retail price of
$99.95. Designed to improve image quality, Dfine 2.0 now includes Nik Software's
patented U Point technology for selective editing control and a completely new
user interface that is easier to use and improves workflow for busy photographers.



When capturing images, all digital cameras inherently create unwanted imperfections
known as noise. High ISO speeds and low light conditions can also contribute
to noise. Dfine 2.0 addresses the issue of digital image noise with unprecedented
selective control and a revamped image processing core, which provide superior
noise reduction while maintaining detail and sharpness in an image. A re-designed
user interface, new automatic camera profiling system, and the addition of U
Point powered Control Points help photographers quickly and easily improve the
quality of virtually every digital photo.

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George Schaub Posted: Dec 20, 2010 2 comments

The new Casio Exilim EX-HG20G (list price, about $350) is a pocket size camera that is a traveling companion for those who like to see where they’ve been. Some examples: during my test with the camera we turned down a dirt road and “got lost” in the back areas of Arroyo Hondo, NM. We saw various side roads going this way and that, roads that weren’t on any map we had in the car. We shot a few pictures with the H20G and later plugged the images into Aperture 3.1 in our MacBook Pro, used the Places feature and voila, we saw exactly where we had been and where those back roads led.

 

 
The pocket-size Casio H20G sports maps, a memory for places and a GPS tracker that even records locales indoors.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 23, 2006 0 comments

The PLUS Coalition has published the Universal Picture Licensing Glossary,
a free resource providing industry-standard definitions for more than 1300 terms
used in transactions involving photography and illustration. The new PLUS Glossary
is now online and available for use at the PLUS Coalition's newly launched
web site, www.usePLUS.org.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 02, 2007 0 comments

The Tamron "Make Your Mark: Landmarks--Natural or Manmade"
2007 Photo Contest was open to U.S. residents submitting any original photograph
prominently including a natural or manmade landmark that was taken with a Tamron
lens. The Grand Prize: A Tamron AF18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Aspherical LD Di II (IF)
Macro zoom lens in the DSLR mount of the winner's choice, plus having
the winning picture showcased in the Tamron Viewfinder newsletter, and in the
Gallery section of the popular Tamron website. In addition, twenty photographers
whose images were selected as Favorites would have their names and winning images
published on the website for all to admire.

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Press Release Posted: May 31, 2011 1 comments

Jill-e Designs was chosen recently by Canon U.S.A., Inc. to create a high-fashion, high-function bag ideal for photographers on the go.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 01, 2006 0 comments

Phase One, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, is now shipping the world's only digital
camera back with a 39-megapixel sensor for the ultimate in medium- and large-format
digital photography. The new P 45 digital camera back features a capture rate
of 35 frames per minute, a write speed of up to 20MB per second, and a huge
117MB file size.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 23, 2008 0 comments

Hoodman's new patent pending, D-3 HoodCap snaps into place using the
mounting points already built into the Nikon D-3. The D-3 HoodCap is optically
clear, comes with scratch resistant coating and is backed by the Hoodman team.
The D-3 HoodCap retails for $24.99 and protects your LCD screen and allows unobstructed
LCD viewing at all times.

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Staff Posted: Oct 07, 2009 0 comments

Freestyle Photographic Supplies, in partnership with Fotoimpex, Germany, announces the arrival of a long-awaited photographic paper, the new ADOX Premium MCC 110 variable-contrast fiber-based paper. Designed to be the replacement for the late Agfa Classic 111 paper, ADOX Premium MCC 110 uses the same emulsion as the original Agfa, but on a neutral white paper base instead of the old warm base. Other than the whiter base, everything else about MCC 110 is exactly the same as Agfa Classic. ADOX Premium MCC 110 also reacts well to warm and cold-tone developers with impressive tonal shifts, and is excellent for lith printing.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 14, 2005 0 comments

X-Rite Photo Marketing announces a special upgrade for photographers that purchase
a MonacoOPTIXXR between October 1 and December 31, 2005. A free upgrade to MonacoOPTIX
Pro will be sent directly from X-Rite Photo Marketing, a $169 value.

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Staff Posted: Dec 24, 2008 0 comments

DxO Labs has unveiled www.dxomark.com, a new website delivering key objective metrics of sensor performance for a variety of cameras measured directly on the RAW image. Available as a free online resource, dxomark.com makes it possible for the first time to assess the intrinsic quality of a camera before the impact of any RAW conversion.

“There are many valuable resources reviewing the image quality of digital cameras, but none of them consider the actual RAW signal straight from the camera sensor,” explains Nicolas Touchard, Vice President of Marketing, DxO Labs Image Quality Evaluation business. “Demanding photographers who shoot in RAW should only care about the genuine quality of the RAW image, yet until now they have had to rely on measures based on converted RAW images, obviously biased by the processing applied to them, whether embedded or performed offline with a software RAW converter. Furthermore, as RAW converters evolve and improve, the latent potential of RAW images can only be gauged by analyzing the RAW images themselves, projecting the potential quality achievable with the ultimate RAW converter. This is why we believe that our approach will dramatically change the way photographers evaluate digital cameras.”

dxomark.com provides in-depth measurements of all the relevant characteristics of a sensor: actual ISO sensitivity (which generally differs from the value reported by the camera), signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), dynamic range, tonal range, color depth and sensitivity, metamerism, etc. dxomark.com already covers 50 popular cameras, including Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLRs) and high-end bridge cameras offering RAW image format. The site will be updated on a regular basis with new cameras.
dxomark.com RAW image quality database relies on DxO Analyzer, the world’s leading turn-key laboratory solution for image quality evaluation. Thanks to its accuracy, completeness, and reliability, DxO Analyzer has become the reference tool for numerous leading imaging industry players, photography magazines and websites.

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Press Release Posted: Jun 07, 2010 1 comments

Mamiya is pleased to announce that its new DM40 large-sensor DSLR, and DM40 Digital Back, are added to the list of supported products in Adobe’s newly released versions of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.7, Adobe Camera Raw 5.7 and Adobe DNG Converter 5.7.

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George Schaub Posted: Oct 27, 2004 0 comments

With the arrival of digital recording and software-based post-processing, techniques
for achieving perfect panning shots and 360° panoramic views are attracting
a lot of attention in the photographic world. The new Novoflex Panorama-VR system
is said to meet the demands of professional photographers for an easy-to-use
adjuster system to rotate a camera 360° around a nodal point.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 29, 2007 0 comments

Casio, Inc. has announced the release of the newest model in the series of EXILIM
digital cameras, the EXILIM Zoom EX-Z1200. The new camera is Casio's flagship
EXILIM Zoom, boasting 12.1 effective megapixels.

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Staff Posted: Jul 08, 2009 0 comments

Museo Fine Art announced the immediate availability of Museo IIGS acid-free, double-sided fine art inkjet paper. Made in the U.S.A., Museo IIGS is a 250 gsm, 15 mil thick, 100% cotton paper with an extra smooth finish on both sides. Museo IIGS contains no optical brighteners, resulting in outstanding long-term base color stability. Ideal for book and card making, the Grain Short orientation of Museo IIGS allows for easier and cleaner scoring and folding. Museo IIGS is available in 25 sheet boxes of 11” x 8.5”, 17” x 11”, and 19” x 13” sizes. In addition, 17” x 22” sheets are available.

“With Museo IIGS, we continue our tradition of providing some of the world’s best fine art inkjet paper,” said David Williams, Sales and Marketing Manager for Museo Fine Art. “Museo users now have the opportunity to use a product that offers all of the benefits they’ve come to expect from the Museo brand, with the added feature of grain short sheets, which so many folks have requested.”

Optimized for use with the pigmented inkjet used by today’s professionals, the Museo II papers meet the demanding needs of the finest image makers, galleries and museums, plus Library of Congress and ISO standards for permanence.

For more information on Museo brand papers, visit http://www.MuseoFineArt.com.

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