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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jul 24, 2014 0 comments

Pentax has unveiled a new limited edition "Prestige" version of its K-3 digital SLR with a distinctive gunmetal chassis. According to Pentax, the K-3 is a special edition camera created to commemorate “the many awards bestowed upon the K-3” by photography publications and websites.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jul 23, 2014 0 comments
Sebastião Salgado, Iceberg between Paulet Island and the South Shetland Islands on the Antarctic Channel.  At sea level, earlier flotation levels are clearly visible where the ice has been polished by the ocean’s constant movement. High above, a shape resembling a castle tower has been carved by wind erosion and detached pieces of ice. The Antarctic Peninsula. 2005. © Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas Images-Contact Press Images.

The International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City has announced it will be the first museum in the United States to present the Sebastiao Salgado exhibition, Genesis. The show features a collection of over 200 of Salgado’s expertly crafted black-and-white images.

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Press Release Posted: Jul 22, 2014 0 comments
Unified Color Technologies announced HDR Expose 3.1, a significant update to its standalone HDR image processing software. HDR Expose 3.1’s newest features, including faster merge and alignment tools, improved de-ghosting algorithms, a new panorama batch processing assist mode and a redesigned merge dialog, are designed to optimize any photographers’ HDR workflow and efficiently produce, high-quality, true color HDR images.
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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 22, 2014 3 comments
While we often devote this column to a discussion of evolving technologies for innovative photographic gear, this month we’d like to tell you about some changes we have in the works for Shutterbug and solicit your input for updating the magazine, our website, and our social media initiatives.
Dan Havlik Posted: Jul 21, 2014 0 comments

Hasselblad's gone "back to the future" with a new digital back designed to bring its V System analog cameras into the 21st Century. Called the CFV-50c, the CMOS sensor-based back will sell for 11,000 Euros (approximately $14,900) and is designed to work with "almost every V camera made by the company since 1957," Hasselblad said

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Dan Havlik Posted: Jul 21, 2014 0 comments
Jeff Cable is one of many photographers these days discovering the glories of shooting aerial video and images with remote-controlled imaging drones. Cable recently turned his good buddy and Apple Computer legend Steve "Woz" Wozniak on to how easy and fun it is to fly these drones and shot a short video of the experience.
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Press Release Posted: Jul 15, 2014 0 comments
Building on its foundation of unique DSLR cameras, RICOH IMAGING is pleased to introduce the PENTAX XG-1 digital camera. This versatile, all-in-one camera showcases an impressive 52x optical zoom lens, 16 megapixel sensor, and Pentax technology; bridging the gap between DSLR flexibility and point and shoot convenience.
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Press Release Posted: Jul 11, 2014 2 comments
Nikon 1 users will appreciate the incredible speed and accuracy offered by both the new Nikon 1 J4 and Nikon 1 S2. Like the recently announced Nikon 1 V3, both cameras feature the world’s fastest continuous shooting frame rate at 20 frames-per-second (fps) at full resolution, ideal for capturing split-second moments that can last a lifetime. Additionally, the J4 sports an impressive 171 contrast detect focus areas and 105 phase-detect AF points for incredible autofocus accuracy when capturing either stills or HD video.
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Press Release Posted: Jul 08, 2014 0 comments
The LumiQuest Mini Kit includes a Soft Screen, a camera mounted flash diffuser that softens the harsh light emitted from digital SLR pop-up flash, and a Mini SoftBox, which diffuses light with the flash in the direct flash position and enlarges the light source 4-5 times the size of the flash head itself. Unobtrusive and low profile, it is ideal for press and other fast moving situations. Also included is an UltraStrap, said to be the most secure, non-adhesive flash attachment mounting strap available. All items in the kit fit into a mini pouch for easy carrying.
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Press Release Posted: Jul 04, 2014 0 comments
Ever since its release in November 2013, the B1 off-camera flash has flown off the shelves as fast as Profoto has been able to deliver it to the stores. The most attention-grabbing features have always been the B1’s TTL metering and its cordless operation. Both of these convey the same message: the B1 is not a studio flash. It is an off-camera flash designed for on-location photography.
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Press Release Posted: Jul 01, 2014 0 comments
OnSlot is an innovative cleaning system which attaches to the hot shoe of your camera. OnSlot is designed specifically for cleaning any electronic glass such as LCD screens on digital cameras, but OnSlot can also be used to clean screens on laptops, tablets, smart phones and many other devices.
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C.A. Boylan Posted: Jun 27, 2014 2 comments
Photography Trainer from Trailblazer Media is a fully interactive educational app designed to teach the user how to set their D-SLR camera to capture the perfect shot in various types of conditions. Created for use with both Android and iOS devices, the app guides you step-by-step through the process.
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Press Release Posted: Jun 24, 2014 0 comments
The NX3000 boasts a 20.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor, 1/4000 shutter speed and 5fps continuous shooting. With a focus on selfies, the Samsung NX3000 features a convenient 3.0-inch Flip-up Display with Wink Shot. By simply opening the screen, framing a face in the display and winking, users can turn on the device and capture the perfect selfie in one hassle-free motion.
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Ron Leach Posted: Jun 20, 2014 4 comments
Those of you who are fans of Shutterbug Magazine’s Facebook page have read the recent news that our longtime Editor George Schaub is moving on to pursue other interests. George and I have been friends and colleagues for many years, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors. All of us—the magazine, our readers, the industry, and photographers everywhere—owe George a huge debt of gratitude on both a personal and professional level for everything he has done to further the craft of photography.
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Press Release Posted: Jun 20, 2014 0 comments
Building on the heritage of Sony’s much-loved original a77 and a700 cameras, the a77 II has the world’s highest number of AF points in a new phase detect autofocus system with 79 focal points and 15 cross points. Utilizing Sony’s unique Translucent Mirror Technology, the a77 II also has the ability to shoot at up to 12 fps for 60 total frames with continuous AF.

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