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David B. Brooks Feb 01, 2001 0 comments

Probably the one computer product most closely associated with photography is Adobe's Photoshop. Adobe releases a major upgrade of Photoshop every so often that incorporates improvements the company's programmers have developed since...

David B. Brooks Feb 01, 2001 0 comments

Only recently have individual photographers been offered affordable scanner models that can scan 6x4.5 and 6x6cm 120 film images with quality sufficient to match that of the latest 13x19" ink jet printers. A new large format (12.2x17.2")...

35mm Cameras, Test Reports
Peter K. Burian Jan 01, 2001 0 comments

Just when we thought that cameras had reached the maximum level of technological achievement, Minolta engineers raised the bar significantly. Their new Maxxum 7 took a giant step beyond our expectations with some truly innovative technology. Resembling a...

David B. Brooks Jan 01, 2001 0 comments

In the last few years many of the companies offering consumer digital cameras have also marketed complementary digital snapshot print size thermal printers. Now that 3 plus megapixel prosumer digital cameras are becoming the norm, and...

Lenses, Test Reports
Robert E. Mayer Jan 01, 2001 0 comments

A long 10x zoom range is typically found on better movie cameras and camcorders--but rarely is offered for still photography. Available now from Sigma, the new Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO produces the kind of crisply detailed images you...

Joe Farace Jan 01, 2001 0 comments

Like many professionals, my first studio lights were from Bowens. My original lights were the black 800B models that proved to be indestructible over the almost 20 years that I used them. The new Bowens line of monolights appear just...

David B. Brooks Jan 01, 2001 0 comments

In the last year I've had more e-mail inquiries about what scanner to buy if a photographer has medium and large format film to scan than any other single topic. Until now I've not had a good answer for anyone requiring professional...

David B. Brooks Dec 01, 2000 0 comments

The shirt-pocket sized FujiFilm FinePix 4700 digital camera has a very high 4.3 megapixel resolution that reproduces professional quality 8x10 prints. Besides being the first camera to feature Fuji's new Super CCD technology, the 4700's diminutive size...

Paper & Ink, Test Reports
Joe Farace Dec 01, 2000 0 comments

The final step in the digital darkroom process is outputting your photographs on an ink jet printer and having the "right" paper can have as much impact on the quality of that output as choosing the correct paper and developer combination in a...

35mm Cameras, Test Reports
Peter K. Burian Dec 01, 2000 0 comments

The third generation of EOS Elan cameras, the new Elan 7 and 7E promise to be even more successful than their predecessors. Incorporating all of the Elan II series' best features the new models include several significant upgrades. Employing some...

David B. Brooks Dec 01, 2000 0 comments

The Polaroid SprintScan 45 Ultra is a new and improved model of Polaroid's multi-format film scanner offering faster scanning at up to 2500dpi optical resolution. The SprintScan 45 Ultra is designed to handle and scan all standard film formats from...

Robert E. Mayer Nov 01, 2000 0 comments

Like the Monty Python bunch used to say, "And now for something completely different!" That's the only way to describe this new piece of lighting equipment. This incandescent light has three spiral screw-in fluorescent lamp tubes that produce a...

David B. Brooks Nov 01, 2000 0 comments

Kodak recently released new Supra 100, 400, and 800 speed 35mm professional color negative films reported on by our Editor, Bob Shell, in the July issue. Part of the information Kodak published about these new films is that they have been formulated...

Lenses, Test Reports
Peter K. Burian Nov 01, 2000 0 comments

After several years of focusing on the compact camera market, Pentax has been working aggressively to expand its 35mm and medium format SLR systems.

Two mid-priced wide angle lenses with...

Paper & Ink, Test Reports
Joe Farace Nov 01, 2000 0 comments

The simplest and easiest way to change or improve the output from your ink jet printer is to change the kind of paper or media you're using. That's it! You don't have to worry about swapping cartridges or getting your hands dirty with messy ink...