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Jay Abend Jul 01, 2003 0 comments

Phase One's "Capture One DSLR"

One of the watershed products in the ongoing digital revolution is the Canon EOS-1Ds. Its 11 million pixel full frame CMOS sensor, rugged weatherproof body, and stunning image quality has...

George Schaub Jul 01, 2003 0 comments

Microtek ScanMaker 6800

We've been reporting on Digital ICE from Applied Science Fiction over the years, the software/hardware solution that cleans up damaged and marred scans from slides and negatives scanned in certain dedicated film...

David B. Brooks May 01, 2003 0 comments

Epson Stylus C82

With digital cameras and scanners getting both better and more affordable the ability to print photo images with a home computer is an increasingly popular option. In fact, if you have a home computer its utility is rather limited without a printer, so why not...

Dave Howard May 01, 2003 0 comments

Roundshot 28/220

The Roundshot line of professional, full-rotation (360Þ horizontally) panoramic cameras is easily the most extensive and best known in this decidedly small niche of the special-purpose camera market. The...

35mm Cameras, Test Reports
Roger W. Hicks Apr 01, 2003 0 comments

Voigtlander Bessa R2S/R2C

The Bessa-R2C and R2S are both variants on the superb R2. Instead of the Leica bayonet mount of the R2, however, the new cameras have the original 1932-1961 Contax mount (R2C) and the original 1948-1963...

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

The Hasselbald Xpan

Miles Davis, the jazz great, would say, "When you see something that you can do, you know it right away." It follows that my love affair with the Hasselblad Xpan was love at first sight, or actually love at second sight. I was briefly introduced to...

Jay Abend Mar 01, 2003 0 comments

The Canon EOS-1Ds

This digital thing just might work out after all. Consumer point-and-shoot cameras are getting better, faster, cheaper, and easier to use. Photo quality color printers are starting to live up to their "lab...

George Schaub Mar 01, 2003 0 comments

Sigma SD9

The long-awaited Sigma SD9 Digital SLR arrived in our offices and although we had a brief hands-on shoot with it during photokina last September this was our first opportunity to put it through its paces. First off, the...

David B. Brooks Mar 01, 2003 0 comments

All I need do is look at my oldest archive files from 35mm scans going back over a decade to realize how much scanners and their software drivers have progressed. The first 35mm film scanner I tested cost as much as a new car, was half the resolution...

Cris Daniels Feb 01, 2003 0 comments

Stitcher 3.5

While there are film camera systems that are designed specifically to shoot panoramic images, digital photographers are currently without an equitable product. Making the task even more difficult is the fact that many of the professional-level digital SLR cameras...

David B. Brooks Feb 01, 2003 0 comments

The Epson Stylus Photo 960

Following the excellent performance of the Epson Stylus Photo 890/1280 ink jet printers I honestly did not...

George Schaub Feb 01, 2003 1 comments

HiTi 630PS Printer

There are differing opinions on dye diffusion thermal transfer (or dye thermal, for short) printing. Some folks prefer the smooth, even look of thermal, claiming that it offers more of a true photographic quality of continuous tone. Others cede that point somewhat but...

Jay Abend Jan 01, 2003 0 comments

The Hasselblad 203FE Revisited

While the whole photo world is buzzing about Hasselblad's styling new H1 645 system, Hasselblad quietly announced some stunning price reductions on some of its landmark camera...

David B. Brooks Jan 01, 2003 0 comments

Apple's eMac Computer

In my e-mail not long ago I received an announcement from Apple Computer about their newest computer offering for the educational market--the eMac. This new model was designed specifically for students...

Lenses, Test Reports
Jay Abend Jan 01, 2003 0 comments

Hasselblad Zeiss Telephoto

When you think about really long, really fast glass, you naturally think of 35mm. I have owned both Hasselblad and Mamiya RZ systems for years, and the longest lens I own is a 180mm. I'm like most shooters--I think of compact and portable 35mm as the...