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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 28, 2008 0 comments

Canon U.S.A., Inc.'s EOS Rebel series of digital single lens reflex cameras
have now redefined the gateway prowess and "pro-ness" of the DSLR
category with the introduction of the line's new leader, the 12.2-megapixel
EOS Rebel XSi camera. Incorporating a number of high-end functions and technology
found in Canon's professional SLR models, the EOS Rebel XSi camera boasts
an improved autofocus sensor, enhanced 14-bit A/D conversion, an advanced Live
View function, and the proprietary DIGIC III image processor. When paired with
any of the more than 60 compatible Canon EF and EF-S lenses, including optically
image stabilized EF-S lenses like the EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS -- now included
in the EOS Rebel XSi kit -- or the new EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS, the EOS
Rebel XSi DSLR delivers images that will delight and inspire family and friends
at an entry level price tag.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 31, 2006 0 comments

Capture One RAW offers RAW files support for new DSLR cameras such as Nikon's
new flagship, the D2Xs, Nikon D80 and Canon EOS Rebel XTi. (The new Rebel is
not supported tethered in Capture One.) RAW files from Leica's brand new
digital rangefinder camera, the M8, Epson's R-D1s as well as Sony's
first DSLR camera, the Alpha DSLR-A100, are also supported in Capture One 3.7.5.

Capture One 3.7.5 PRO/DB version also includes a variety of enhancements that
benefit Phase One's digital back users. The capture rate performance when
shooting in RAW IIQ-L mode on Mac has improved. This performance enhancement
allows professional photographers to maintain a high capture rate, which can
be very useful at fashion shots.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 06, 2006 0 comments

are sad to announce that Carl Koch, inventor of the modular Sinar camera system,
died in late December at the age of 89. This Swiss photographer and inventor
introduced the revolutionary Sinar camera in 1948. Koch's primary motivation
was to offer professional photographers the latest technical refinements. He
was steadfastly successful with the logical implementation of his life's
motto: "What can be done better, shall be done better".

Additional milestones were the automation of the camera with the introduction
of a universal shutter for all lenses, selective exposure metering at the film
plane and the simplification of camera settings.

The education of the new generation of professional photographers was also a
major concern to Koch. He authored a series of textbooks and guidelines for
professional photography, of which Photo Know How'--a self-teaching
course for professional photographers that was translated into many languages
including Chinese and Russian--became a worldwide standard text. To this
day, Koch's principles still guide the philosophy of Sinar, the company
that he founded. The world of professional photography mourns the passing of
one of its great pioneers.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 12, 2006 0 comments

Beginning in June 2006, the Carl Zeiss Camera Lens Division assumed full responsibility
for the distribution of its products in the United States and Canada. The division
is implementing this measure in preparation for the launch of the new ZF lenses
for Nikon SLR & DSLR cameras and other future product lines. The company's
new sales department will also be responsible for the Zeiss Ikon camera system
previously distributed by a partner. The product line available for this rangefinder
camera includes ZM lenses, a unique line of premium ZEISS M bayonet lenses.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 13, 2007 0 comments

Carl Zeiss now offers its premium SLR lenses for an additional camera mount,
the K-bayonet. This lens series will be sold under the ZK name.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 09, 2008 0 comments

The latest member of the ZM lens family is the C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM. The "C"
in the title indicates another outstanding feature: rather unusual for a lens
of this performance class, its moderate speed of 1:2.8 permits an exceptionally
compact construction. The symmetrical Biogon construction with 7 lens elements
in 5 groups allows for practically distortion-free images.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 05, 2006 0 comments

Casio, Inc. has announced the release of the EX-Z1000, the latest addition
to CASIO's series of EXILIM ZOOM digital cameras. The EX-Z1000 features
a new wide-format Super Bright LCD display. CASIO makes the most of this extra
screen space to offer new functions like simultaneous viewing of a wide angle
and a telephoto shot, and a convenient right-side set of icon controls. The
EX-Z1000 has an effective 10.1 million pixels, powered by a large 1/1.8-inch
format, high resolution CCD. The EX-Z1000's LCD display is a 2.8-inch
monitor in wide format. The EX-Z1000 will have a suggested retail price of $399.99
and will be available at retail in June.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 14, 2005 0 comments

Casio, Inc. has introduced the EXILIM PRO EX-P700, with a 7.2 million megapixel
CCD and 4X optical zoom. The EX-P700 will be available for a MSRP $599.99. The
EX-P700 features a 4X optical zoom (coupled with 4X digital zoom), combined
with a large 2.0-inch LCD screen. The camera has a claimed start-up time of
approximately 2.0 seconds and a 0.01 second release time lag. The EX-P700 also
features a high speed continuous shooting function that can take 3 photos per
second up to 5 photos. New features include Flash Assist, which operates during
flash photography to compensate for underexposure in areas which are not reached
by flash and Auto Macro, which automatically switches between Macro mode and
AF mode. One of the most interesting features is what Casio calls Business Shot,
which compensates for photos taken at an angle and records them as though taken
from straight ahead. While exposure, white balance and focus position are quickly
set with a single press of the shutter, the multi-bracketing feature enables
a variety of shots with different color effects to be taken in combination with
the rapid shooting function.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 01, 2006 0 comments

Casio, Inc. has announced the release of the EXILIM Card EX-S770. TheEX-S770
shoots 7.2-megapixel still images and records high-quality movies in MPEG-4
format. In addition, it features Casio's Super Bright 2.8-inch wide-screen
LCD but still retains the ultra-slim card size of its predecessors. Its wide-screen
display employs a 230,000-pixel LCD that boasts a maximum brightness of around
1100cd/m2--more than bright enough to see outdoors on a sunny day. Casio
has also added new functions to make the most of the EX-S770's new wide
screen. The EXILIM Card EX-S770 is available in three colors: silver, blazing
red, and graphite blue.



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