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Lenses, Test Reports
Peter K. Burian Jan 01, 2003 0 comments

Sigma 28-200mm - 28-300mm Macro Lens

Sigma makes numerous lenses, but the "all-purpose" zooms have been the best selling models in their vast line. Replacing the "DL Hyper Zoom" models...

George Schaub Dec 01, 2002 0 comments

First Look ASF 35mm Film Kiosk

The long-anticipated Applied Science Fiction Digital PIC kiosk has been placed in various retail sites around the country. We recently attended a test site demo in New York City. The kiosk uses the company's patented system for converting exposed 35mm...

Jack Neubart Dec 01, 2002 0 comments

Fujifilm FinePix S2Pro

I was standing in Times Square, the Fuji S2 Pro with 28-105mm f/2.8 lens in my hands, when I chanced to glance over my shoulder and noticed someone peering at me. The quizzical expression on my face was greeted by a...

David B. Brooks Dec 01, 2002 0 comments

Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0

When Adobe Photoshop Elements was first released I was very favorable to what it would do for the digital darkroom user, and found very few weaknesses. Considering that the price of Elements Version...

Lenses, Test Reports
George Schaub Nov 01, 2002 0 comments

If you go way back you remember the first telephoto zoom lenses as heavy, ungainly things that were often more trouble than they were worth. Travel a bit ahead in time and check out the wide-to-tele zooms, and you get the same thing, with...

Jay Abend Nov 01, 2002 0 comments

I knew this would happen. I knew that just as digital cameras got really good and really inexpensive we'd see lots of great film stock. I'll admit that my own shooting, whether for clients or personal amusement, is mostly digital...

David B. Brooks Nov 01, 2002 0 comments

Not long after the new Epson Stylus Photo 2200 was announced to the public photographers were obviously in high anticipation because rumors of every dire kind began to circulate about the printer when it did not appear in stores. But that was...

George Schaub Nov 01, 2002 0 comments

The trend toward lighter and durable materials for photo gear was, some say, started by the introduction of carbon-fiber materials for a usually cumbersome piece of equipment--a tripod. Make the tripod as strong and lighter and those who really know what a tripod is for, and why it's...

Cris Daniels Nov 01, 2002 0 comments

Professional-quality color correction and editing made simple is the easiest way to describe the capabilities of iCorrect EditLab 2.0, the newest software plug-in from Pictographics. Whether working with scans or digital photographs, this plug-in can assist in automating the image-correction...

Joe Farace Nov 01, 2002 0 comments

The best thing a point-and-shoot digital camera can do is be ready when you want to make a picture and Minolta's DiMAGE X (www.minoltausa.com) delivers the goods in style with a tiny...

David B. Brooks Oct 01, 2002 0 comments

Well over a year ago I sat down to write about the Kodak Professional RFS 3600 slide and 35mm film scanner. Physically, in what I then called a swoopy design, was a mechanical package offering good specifications of 3600dpi resolution, 36-bit color depth scanning at a dynamic range of 3.6. Besides the...

David B. Brooks Oct 01, 2002 0 comments

Canon Bubble Jet has been a mainstay of personal computer color ink jet printing from the beginning. After what seemed like periods of mercurial enthusiasm supporting digital photography in the past, Canon has made a major commitment with new six-color...

Steve Bedell Oct 01, 2002 0 comments

Like most photographers, I've got a bunch of lights and all kinds of light modifiers lying around. I've got softboxes, umbrellas, and assorted parabolic reflectors. They range in color from white to silver, gold to flesh colored.

35mm Cameras, Test Reports
George Schaub Oct 01, 2002 0 comments

While we ordinarily don't take first looks at point-and-shoot cameras here at Shutterbug, we thought special mention should be made of the new Fujifilm Zoom Date 1300. The camera sports a 4.6x zoom, which is remarkable enough, but it starts at the 28mm focal length, a wide angle not usually found...

Robert E. Mayer Oct 01, 2002 0 comments

When you have lots of small items to photograph in minute detail, a ringlight is the easiest method of producing consistent results with soft, gentle lighting that shows the item most advantageously. Instead of having distracting shadows such as...