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George Schaub Posted: May 01, 2004 0 comments

If you recall our review of the Lexar 4GB CompactFlash card in the November, 2003, issue of Shutterbug, we went to great lengths to explain why some cameras (at least at that time) couldn't accept the card, or at least couldn't deliver the 4GB capacity. It all has to do with FAT 16...

Paul Mozell Posted: Apr 01, 2004 0 comments

In the 1960s my father got me a used twin-lens reflex camera, and, with a few rolls of Kodak Plus-X in hand, this teen-ager set out to photograph New York City. Lacking a light meter, I learned to guess exposures following guidelines on a cue card. It wasn't long before I was given a...

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Jack Neubart Posted: Apr 01, 2004 0 comments

These days, with security tight and carryon bag restrictions even tighter, all photographers face a dilemma. In the old days you could check your cameras, albeit in very strong and secure cases, and even lock them up so no one could get their hands on your...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Apr 01, 2004 0 comments

Small, Lightweight Rechargeable Qflash Base
New from Quantum is the Turbo Compact, a rechargeable power supply unit that screws onto the base of a Quantum Qflash. Said to be the smallest Turbo yet, it weighs just 16 oz and packs nearly the same power as the...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Mar 01, 2004 0 comments

120 Infrared Film And Modified Meter
Infrared photography can produce unusual, interesting images of many subjects such as individuals and scenes, but just locating film and trying to make accurate meter readings have been annoying problems that may have kept...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Feb 01, 2004 0 comments

Cokin Offers New Round Glass Filters
Cokin, long known as a maker of hundreds of different versions of square and rectangular acrylic filters, now offers several round filters made of glass for the US market. They are a UV-0 and circular polarizer. Round filters...

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Jay Abend Posted: Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

As digital cameras continue to add more and more resolution at lower and lower prices, professional photographers are confronted with some daunting choices. Only a few years ago a working pro needed to pony up tens of thousands of dollars to get something...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

Improved Kodak Tri-X Pan Sheet Film
Kodak has introduced an upgrade of their venerable black and white Tri-X Pan Professional sheet film. It's called Kodak Professional Tri-X 320 Film/320TXP and is said to have excellent tone gradation and shadow detail plus brilliant...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

Versatile Backpacks
Lowepro has several new photo backpacks. The Rover Plus AW backpack features an advanced harness system for greater comfort and balance combining back support, rugged construction, and ergonomic design. Constructed of tough water-resistant ripstop and ballistic...

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George Schaub Posted: Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

Talk about your early notification, Leica let us in on a little "secret" to be unveiled at next year's photokina in September, 2004. Created for the Leica R8 and R9 cameras, the Leica Digital-Modul-R Back is slated to deliver a 10-megapixel sensor that can easily be fit on the...

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George Schaub Posted: Nov 01, 2003 0 comments

As digital SLR and 5-plus megapixel digicams have proliferated so has the need for higher capacity memory cards. Having even a 64MB card seems insufficient these days, especially with so many people choosing TIFF or raw image file formats as their mode of choice. Enter the new 4GB CompactFlash...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Oct 01, 2003 0 comments

Whenever outdoor photographers discuss their favorite gear, one significant item is frequently overlooked--binoculars. Available in many different styles and powers, binoculars are invaluable for scanning or scouting an area and also for searching out potential subjects. Especially in...

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Jay Abend Posted: Jul 01, 2003 0 comments

10 Must-Have Studio Accessories

Over the years I've often written about shooting in the studio. Whether it's a huge commercial studio with a 30 foot wide cyclorama wall or the basement of your home, having an organized space with some decent lighting equipment is a tremendous...

Jay Abend Posted: Dec 01, 2002 Published: Sep 01, 2002 0 comments

When Quantum, the well-known innovators and manufacturers of workhorse Turbo battery packs and robust Quantum Qflash portable strobe equipment, announced that they were introducing a wireless...

Peter K. Burian Posted: Aug 01, 2002 0 comments

Like many manufacturers, Pentax is constantly striving to upgrade their SLR cameras. At this year's PMA show, Pentax released the new ZX-L, called MZ-6 in other countries. This mid-range model benefits from some of the technology developed for the...

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