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David B. Brooks Posted: Jul 01, 2005 0 comments

Writing about the latest and greatest products is exciting fun. When a really good product comes along with a price just about everyone can afford, that's much more than just fun--it is all too rare. In the past it seemed to be difficult to find a 35mm film scanner with good hardware performance, excellent software support, and a very modest price. But UMAX...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Jul 01, 2005 2 comments

The first Canon letter-size photo printer to employ the ChromaPLUS eight-color ink system, the iP8500 is also the top of the line model in the PIXMA series. Replacing the Color Bubble Jet Photo Printer line, the newer machines boast some extra features, as well as greater speed and quality, thanks to new technology described in our sidebar. The iP8500 should be of greatest...

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David B. Brooks Posted: May 01, 2005 0 comments

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From the earliest days of the digital darkroom it became progressively clear that the color ink jet would become the dominant printer for photographers. Dye sublimation printers still persist, but mostly as either snapshot or event photographer printers. The one digital printer that is familiar to office workers, but...

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Jon Canfield Posted: May 01, 2005 0 comments

Canon's new flat-bed scanner, the CanoScan 9950F boasts an impressive feature set that will appeal to photographers who either shoot film or have a collection of film that is waiting to be converted to digital. In this review I'll take a look at how well the scanner performs and whether it earns a place in the digital darkroom.



The 9950F is the...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Dec 01, 2004 0 comments

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Microtek may not be the most familiar name in digital photography, but the company offers the widest selection of scanner models available. Microtek has also been in the business of making scanners for about as long as they have been available in the consumer market. The one reason you may not be as aware...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Dec 01, 2004 0 comments

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Epson Stylus Photo R800 Quick Look
· Pigment based inks
· $399 (Street price)
· 8.3x10.7" prints

Further Information
Epson Stylus Photo R800
http://www.epson.com

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Joe Farace Posted: Nov 01, 2004 0 comments

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Let's leave the suspense to Alfred Hitchcock: Canon's i9900 Photo Printer is the best desktop ink jet printer in its price range that I've ever used. The i9900 makes big, beautiful prints, is quiet, offers...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Oct 01, 2004 0 comments

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In the last year, the quality and performance levels of dye-based photo ink jet printers have made great strides. Now you can add Canon, with their new 13" wide i9900, as a manufacturer that has pushed the...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Sep 01, 2004 0 comments

If I had to use two words to describe the Epson Stylus Pro 4000 from an enthusiastic photographer's perspective they would be "serious fun." And from a professional photography perspective I'd have to say "serious business." Although scanners and digital cameras are...

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Howard Millard Posted: Sep 01, 2004 0 comments

Epson Perfection 4870 Pro Quick Look
Scans a variety of films, prints and objects
Fits on any desktop
Fast scan time
$599 (4870 Pro), $449 (4870 Photo)

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David B. Brooks Posted: Aug 01, 2004 0 comments

No one should jump to the conclusion that Epson's new Stylus Photo R800 is just a smaller Photo 2200, although at first glance it would seem to be. It is logical to assume that not all photographers who want to make fine digital prints want to also...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 01, 2004 0 comments

HP photosmart 245

HP Photosmart 245 Quick Look
· Easy to carry (less than 3 lbs)
· $199
· Direct-Print capability

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David B. Brooks Posted: Jul 01, 2004 0 comments

It is said that good things come to those who wait. If you have been waiting for a flat-bed scanner that will scan 35mm film as well as function as a dedicated 35mm film scanner, Epson says the wait is over. Their claim is that "Customers can now...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: May 01, 2004 0 comments

Until recently, a 4000dpi Nikon 35mm film scanner would have set you back at least $1000, but that has changed with the introduction of the Coolscan V ED. Even at $599 this model is absolutely loaded with advanced features such as an ED (extra low dispersion glass) lens for superb image quality...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Feb 01, 2003 Published: Feb 01, 2004 0 comments

In the weeks before I requested the loan of their newest top of the line photo printer, I'd been hearing good things about Canon's photo ink jet printing from possibly the most critical of sources, my contacts in the color management business.

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