David B. Brooks
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Lenses, Pro Techniques
David B. Brooks Jan 01, 2006 0 comments

There's one lens that's part of my 35mm/digital SLR system that I have used longest, continuously now for about 40 years. It is a homemade single-element soft-focus lens inspired by the Rodenstock Imagon lens for large format cameras. There are more images in my library of photographs made with this lens than any other. But why in this modern, high-tech world of...

David B. Brooks Jun 01, 2001 0 comments

Corel Print House 2000
Although there is a large selection of consumer entry-level photo applications for Windows, there are few off-the-shelf packages for the Mac. The Corel Print House 2000 is a welcome alternative. In fact, at...

David B. Brooks May 01, 1999 0 comments

Although ink jet photo printers have been at the forefront of photographers' attention lately, the requirements of professional print output still demand the qualities only dye sublimation printing can achieve. In Sony's latest printer for the...

David B. Brooks Nov 01, 2000 0 comments

Kodak recently released new Supra 100, 400, and 800 speed 35mm professional color negative films reported on by our Editor, Bob Shell, in the July issue. Part of the information Kodak published about these new films is that they have been formulated...

Digital Darkroom
David B. Brooks Dec 01, 2006 0 comments

This article is for those of you who color correct and adjust your image files to attain what looks like an ideal photograph on screen, but whose prints don't match that perfect screen image. Of all the challenges and disappointments digital photographers express to me in e-mails I receive almost daily, matching screen to print is the most common. It is also the most...

Features
David B. Brooks Apr 01, 2004 0 comments

Many times, when I have been out driving, whether looking for pictures or not, I often catch a glimpse of an image as I pass along the road. I'll stop, go back, get out my camera and make some exposures. At other times, if without a camera, I might...

David B. Brooks 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...

David B. Brooks Jan 01, 1999 0 comments

For the many photographers who are setting up a digital darkroom, and have medium and large format film to scan, Canon has a very attractive scanner solution. The CanoScan FB 1200S offers high 1200dpi optical resolution with professional-level film...

Software & Computers
David B. Brooks Oct 01, 2006 0 comments

Technical Specifications

PANEL
Panel Size And Type: 53cm (21.1") TFT color LCD panel
Viewing Angles (H,V): 178°, 178° (at contrast ratio of 10:1)
Brightness/Contrast: 450 cd/m2/1000:1
Response Time: 16 ms (typical)
Midtone Response...

Software & Computers
David B. Brooks Oct 01, 2006 0 comments

As with CRT monitors, LCD displays for computer use exist because of a larger market for television sets. Without that larger market displays for computers would be prohibitively expensive, if available at all. So, an LCD display made and sold for computer use might be appropriately considered a stepchild of the TV industry. A professional graphic display intended to meet the...