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David B. Brooks Posted: 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...

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David B. Brooks Posted: 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...

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Cris Daniels Posted: Oct 01, 2002 0 comments

While digital cameras have progressed tremendously over the past few years and represent a rapidly growing market, I still find myself shooting film for many projects. After a typical shoot I simply have the film processed, examine the film on a light table, and begin digitizing the frames I want to...

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David B. Brooks Posted: 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...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Jun 01, 2002 0 comments

In one sense ink jet photo printers are very much like 35mm SLR cameras. There are a number of mass-produced, relatively inexpensive models that target the amateur and enthusiast photographers, and then there is a high-performance model specifically designed...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Apr 01, 2002 0 comments

Most photographers want to use the best tools available and hope they can afford the best. When it comes to film scanners, Minolta's latest DiMAGE Scan Multi PRO sets the standard for a reasonably affordable scanner. This new Minolta scanner...

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Ingrid S. Krampe Posted: Apr 01, 2002 0 comments

As the sun finished its long descent down the horizon, the lights of Innsbruck sparkled over the Inn River. Looking down on the swirling mass of blue-gray water, I supported Epson's new PhotoPC 3100Z digital camera against the railing, adjusting...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Mar 01, 2002 0 comments

One constant with the past in this new digital world of photography is that it isn't quite a photograph until you have an image printed on paper in hand. The new Epson Stylus Photo 820 answers that need by offering the best in print quality at a...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Feb 01, 2002 0 comments

Digital technological progress continues at a rapid pace and shows up in new and improved products on a regular basis, all driven by relentless market competition. As we progress along this path, a level of both higher capability and lower cost occasionally...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Jan 01, 2002 0 comments

Acer is not a familiar brand within the digital photography realm, but it is an internationally established maker of personal computers and computer peripherals, including an extensive line of scanners. This newest model Acer...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Nov 01, 2001 0 comments

Not everyone with a camera needs or wants a dedicated photo printer, but more and more computer users with cameras could use a good letter-size printer that also makes good photographic prints. Canon's newest S600 Bubble Jet printer has...

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Joe Farace Posted: Oct 01, 2001 0 comments

Affordable photo-realistic output was the holy grail of color printers, and Epson's 1994 introduction of the Stylus Color ink jet printer changed the ball game forever. The original Stylus Color was a 720 dots per inch (more on...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Sep 01, 2002 Published: Sep 01, 2001 0 comments

The Microtek Scanmaker 8700 Pro flat-bed, dual-bed scanner provides the typical 8.5x14" reflective print scanning of a flat-bed plus Emulsion-Direct film scanning via a film drawer that accommodates all film sizes from 35mm through 8x10". For a...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Sep 01, 2001 0 comments

Flat-bed scanners with a high-resolution specification are usually accompanied by a film scanning capability. Reflective scanning rarely requires much more than 600dpi, but film scanning demands much more resolution. With a hardware resolution...

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Theano Nikitas Posted: Aug 01, 2001 0 comments

If you're an instant gratification junkie--by nature or by profession--portable mini printers give new meaning to the word instant. Edwin Land knew what he was doing when he developed Polaroid's instant print technology way back when, but with...

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