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Peter K. Burian Posted: Jan 01, 2005 0 comments

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Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 Quick Look
· 4 million effective pixels
· CCD-shift Anti-Shake function
· $499 US street price

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Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3
http://www.konica.com"...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Jan 01, 2005 0 comments

During the photokina 2004 show, many new digital cameras were introduced, including many of the ultra-compact/simplified models that target snapshooters. While some of those products will sell like the proverbial hotcakes, lack of space precludes me from attempting to cover them all. Consequently, I decided to concentrate on cameras intended for the photo enthusiast, as an...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Jan 01, 2005 0 comments

As digital SLR cameras grow in popularity, most manufacturers are working to develop additional lenses. An increasing number of the new products--primarily zooms--are designed exclusively for use with digital SLRs with the "APS-C" size sensors employed in most cameras. Such lenses (discussed in more detail later) are usually more compact because they need to...

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

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The first interchangeable-lens autofocus SLR produced by Olympus, the E-1 was also the first digital camera to employ a "Four Thirds" CCD sensor. The smallest imager in any digital SLR camera, this one is roughly half the size of the 35mm film frame standard. Consequently, the effective focal...

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

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HP Photosmart R707
Quick Look
· 5.1 Megapixel
· 1.5" LCD Monitor
· $329 street price
· Lens: 35mm equiv.

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

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When it was announced in 1995, the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM zoom was truly unique, as the world's first 35mm system lens with a built-in Image Stabilizer (IS). Versatile, compact, and great for low-light shooting without a tripod, that zoom has been very popular in spite of mixed...

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

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Until recently, only Canon and Nikon offered interchangeable lenses with a camera shake compensating system called Image Stabilizer (IS) and Vibration Reduction (VR), respectively (see the discussion on IS and VR lens technology in our August 2004 issue, or on our website at: www.shutterbug.com).

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

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Although we cover new equipment announced at trade shows, binoculars are often overlooked because they're not used for photography. Still, most outdoor shooters do carry binoculars and they can be invaluable for scanning or scouting an area and for searching out...

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

One of the most frustrating aspects of the digital darkroom is getting prints that closely resemble the images that we see on a computer monitor. Are your own prints as impressive as the images in the electronic display? Are they "clean," or do...

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