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35mm Cameras, Test Reports
Tony Sweet Nov 01, 2003 0 comments

Xpan II Accessories
Here are three companies that are indispensable in regard to Xpan accessories:
1. The Stock Solution (800-777-2076) for paper Xpan mounts, individual plastic sleeves, and pages.
2. Really Right Stuff...

George Schaub Nov 01, 2003 0 comments

It was once thought that the big megapixel counts would be limited to digital SLRs, the thinking being that anyone who might want a near 15MB image file at largest resolution would want SLR features as well. That's changed with a new breed of...

Jay Abend Sep 01, 2003 Published: Oct 01, 2003 0 comments

For most of us digital types the clouds parted and the light was revealed to us with the advent of good, cheap photo quality ink jet printers in the
mid-1990s. The difference in image quality on the printed page from a four-color business printer on...

Joe Farace Oct 01, 2003 0 comments

The Bowens 9Lite is designed specifically for digital photography and gets its name from the nine fluorescent pigtail tubes that screw into its main housing. Like Bowens Tri-Lite (see sidebar "Photographing Small Products") these are cold hot lights and each lamp head contains nine...

David B. Brooks Oct 01, 2003 0 comments

Epson adds a new capability to their newest ink jet printer model. Now for the first time the individual user can create professional labels printing directly on a CD-R or DVD-R disc to obtain a professional appearance and avoid the problems and hassles of stick-on labels. Epson's new...

Lenses, Test Reports
Stan Trzoniec Oct 01, 2003 0 comments

As soon as I opened the box I was in hyper-drive. There before me was one very impressive piece of optical gear. Made by Sigma, this new telephoto lens includes useful focal lengths from the ever-popular 300mm to a mind-boggling 800mm. For photographers...

George Schaub Oct 01, 2003 0 comments

When Velvia first burst on the scene more than 10 years back it created a revolution in the way photographers related to slide film. I remember getting my first roll into a camera in Las Vegas and immediately beating a path to Red Rock Canyon. I made a series of bracketed exposures and got...

Cris Daniels Sep 01, 2003 0 comments

One of the most beneficial and cost-effective procedures that anyone involved in digital imaging can perform is calibration and profiling of their computer display. Implementing a successful color management workflow begins with this task, and rewards the user with a high degree of accuracy...

Peter K. Burian Sep 01, 2003 0 comments

Whether you shoot with a digital camera or scan conventional photographs, a high quality photo printer is an essential accessory. Fortunately, prices are dropping even though ink jet printers are becoming more and more advanced. The Canon i950 Photo Printer offers the best of all worlds:...

Paper & Ink, Test Reports
Frances E. Schultz Sep 01, 2003 0 comments

It's always fun to try out a new photographic printing paper, especially when it turns out to be as versatile as the new Paterson Acugrade Warmtone. It is a medium weight, Variable Contrast (VC), Resin-Coated (RC) paper with a semimatte, pearl...

David B. Brooks Sep 01, 2003 0 comments

I've been testing and reporting on flat-bed scanners for almost the entire history of their being available to individual computer users. Thus far I've been skeptical of the ability of affordable models to serve as 35mm film scanners comparable to dedicated 35mm scanners. The...

Lenses, Test Reports
George Schaub Aug 01, 2003 0 comments

Vario-Sonnar T*

At a street price of just under $3000 the Vario-Sonnar T* 45-90mm f/4.5 lens is not to be trifled with. It is a serious optical instrument for those who require zoom lens flexibility for their Contax 645. But those in the...

Cris Daniels Aug 01, 2003 0 comments

Epson Stylus Pro 7600

With the release of the Epson Stylus Pro 9000 in 1999, Epson officially entered into the market of wide format digital printing. Since then, Epson has managed to continuously develop and improve their printer, ink, and paper technologies. The current...

George Schaub Aug 01, 2003 0 comments

The Nikon N75

Now that digital SLRs are knocking on the door, film SLRs are undergoing a renaissance that makes them smaller, lighter, easier to use and carry. They also are incorporating many advanced features of their pro film SLR cousins but...

David B. Brooks Aug 01, 2003 0 comments

Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw Plug-In

Just a few years ago, when the digital camera was just beginning to catch on, image media storage capacity was very limited and expensive. To conserve this small capacity cameras were designed to...