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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Jun 01, 2003 1 comments

Accessories, Darkroom And Bags

A slave flash can improve images from many compact digital cameras by providing more light. Many cameras use a weak pre-flash to assist autofocusing, but this also will fire the slave prematurely before it's actually needed, thus not providing the extra...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 01, 2003 0 comments

Manufacturers & Distributors...
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Joe Farace Posted: Jun 01, 2003 0 comments

The Digital Doings At PMA

The Earnest E. Mau Memorial Award
As digital imaging goes mainstream, consumer digicams have become more and more homogenous, with various manufacturers slavishly copying other's more innovative ideas. For those companies who've...

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Chris Maher and Larry Berman Posted: Jun 01, 2003 0 comments

New Digicam Technology

Cool new technology to make photography easier for first-time digital camera users was evident at this year's PMA. Three major players in the digital imaging field made presentations worthy of owning their latest products.

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The Editors Posted: Jun 01, 2003 0 comments

Best Of Show

Fujifilm FinePix F700
Although I was not covering digital cameras, I could not resist checking out one model, the new Fujifilm FinePix F700. Encased in a handsome aluminum body, this camera is not only packed with advanced SLR-type...

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Joe Farace Posted: Jun 01, 2003 0 comments

PMA 2003 abounded in lots of digital gear. There were digital camera bags, digital tripods, and so forth so I went looking for digital lens tissue. I failed to find it but found something better from the clever folks at Hakuba (www.hakubausa.com).

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Jun 01, 2003 0 comments

New Negative & Transparency Films

During the "Digital Summit" panel discussion at the 2003 PMA Show, one of the speakers offered an analogy that's certainly timely. "To paraphrase Mark Twain," he said, "rumors of the demise of film have...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Jun 01, 2003 0 comments

35mm SLR & Rangefinder Cameras

"World's Smallest" SLR Camera
Said to be the "world's smallest 35mm AF SLR" the new Pentax *ist is certainly petite (4.8x3.3x2.5") and weighs a mere 11.8 oz. While this may seem to be an...

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Joe Farace Posted: Dec 01, 2002 0 comments

Greetings From The Planet Pixel

At photokina 2002 I got a glimpse of photography's future and--surprise--it was digital. Was it just a coincidence that the building next door to my Fawlty Towers hotel was called "Planet Pixel?"

The question...

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Roger W. Hicks & Frances E. Schultz Posted: Dec 01, 2002 0 comments

Summing It Up

Everyone's photokina is different. We look for what interests us; we discover different things by accident; we see (to a considerable extent) what we want to see. Admittedly, we are also helped or hindered by the manufacturers' willingness to tell us...

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George Schaub Posted: Dec 01, 2002 0 comments

Shutterbug's Exclusive Report

In the pages that follow we are proud to share our thoughts and reactions to events at this year's photokina. If you've never heard of photokina it's held every two years in Germany and has established a tradition as the gathering point of...

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Frances E. Schultz Posted: Dec 01, 2002 0 comments

Bags and Cases

If I were to mention every pouch and bag for digital cameras, I could fill the next three issues of Shutterbug, and I must admit that after a while they all blend together. Only a few stand out in my mind, and they tend to be the really well made leather pouches or bags.

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Frances E. Schultz Posted: Dec 01, 2002 0 comments

On The Film Front

As Tom Shay from Fuji pointed out, film technology is changing so fast that the manufacturers seldom wait for a show to announce advances or bring out a new film. Consequently, you may have seen announcements about new films before photokina.

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Dec 01, 2002 0 comments

35mm SLR Cameras And Lenses

In the past, we have always found at least a half dozen new SLR cameras at the photokina trade show. That has changed, at least for now, as most manufacturers devote their R&D resources to digital equipment. During my five days of touring the many...

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