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Shutterbug Staff Jan 17, 2008 0 comments

Tamron
has announced the AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro, a lightweight,
compact and ultra high power zoom lens designed exclusively for digital SLR
cameras with APS-C sized image sensors with a Built-In Motor for Nikon (Model
A18N II). The AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro boasts the
world's greatest zoom ratio of 13.9X.

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Shutterbug Staff Jan 18, 2008 0 comments

Delkin Devices, Inc. has expanded CompactFlash card storage capacity and speed
for digital cameras by announcing its 16GB UDMA enabled CompactFlash PRO card.
This latest addition to Delkin's Compact Flash PRO line boosts fast read/write
speeds-up to 305x (45MB/sec sustained transfer speed capability). Now photographers
using UDMA enabled cameras such as the Canon 1Ds Mark III, Nikon D300 and Nikon
D3X have a memory card that can maximize the full benefits of their camera investment.



Photographers without UDMA enabled digital cameras and camera backs can apply
the technology's benefits to their workflow process right away. The enhanced card-to-computer
transfer times are striking. Delkin's UDMA CompactFlash Pro cards, when used with
the company's UDMA enabled FireWire reader and adapters, dramatically reduce the
time needed to download digital image files to a computer.
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Shutterbug Staff Jan 22, 2008 0 comments

We recently received an email from photographers James C. Williams about his
efforts to convince Kodak not to discontinue manufacture of HIE-135mm film.
We reproduce his letter and plea for photographers to join his efforts to save
this film.

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Shutterbug Staff Jan 23, 2008 0 comments

Datacolor has announced Spyder3Pro and Spyder3Print. These two new solutions
are expertly designed to address the color management needs of photographers
and creative professionals that require the most accurate color for digital
editing and printing.

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Shutterbug Staff Jan 24, 2008 0 comments

Quantum Instruments is now offering a series of ten 5 to 6 ½ minute
video lessons featuring Will Crockett using Qflash, Turbo Batteries, FreeXwire
and Qnexus. In these free lessons he demonstrates how they seamlessly integrate
with each other and how best to use them in different practical lighting situations.
The lessons start with Qflash basics, then progress to equipment setup, including
the best camera settings for consistent results, use of light modifiers and
advanced techniques.



These lessons can be viewed on line at www.qtm.com, just click on the Qflash
Academy link and choose which lesson you would to see or you can request a FREE
Qflash Academy DVD.



www.qtm.com, e-mail: QuantumHelp@qtm.com

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Shutterbug Staff Jan 25, 2008 0 comments

Leading Professional Photographer and Contest Judge Selects Grand Prize Winner
and Twenty Favorites Now Posted on Tamron's On-Line Gallery.

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Shutterbug Staff 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 Jan 30, 2008 0 comments

PENTAX Imaging Company has announced two new digital SLR camera models including
the PENTAX K20D digital SLR camera with 14.6 megapixels and the PENTAX K200D
digital SLR with 10.2 megapixels. Both cameras are equipped with advanced features
including dust-proof and weather-resistant bodies, an improved PRIME image processor,
and PENTAX developed Shake Reduction that works with any of the 24 million PENTAX
lenses ever manufactured.

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Shutterbug Staff Feb 07, 2008 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc.has posted the latest series of images submitted
by aspiring photographers worldwide seeking advice for taking better pictures
from its world-class `Icons of Photography' members.



"The quantity of images to be critiqued by our Icons seems to increase
with each series and the Icons are really enjoying the quality of the work submitted,"
said Jaja Lin, Flash product marketing manager, Kingston. "The continued
positive response demonstrates the benefits of the Icons program educating consumers
on Kingston Flash memory. The Icons have said sharing so much of their knowledge
and experience with digital photographers of all levels is tremendously rewarding."



Critique My Image, a feature offered through Kingston's `Icons of
Photography' microsite, provides professional and aspiring photographers
with an opportunity to have their images reviewed by some of the best photographers
in the world. In this installment, each photographer selected several images
from the scores of photographs submitted and provided constructive advice for
improving or enhancing each photograph. From lighting and exposure to composition
and styling, each critique is constructed as a lesson that can be applied by
all viewers to their respective photography. Visitors are encouraged to upload
images for critique by logging onto http://www.kingston.com/iop.



"It is a wonderful feeling to be consulted by fellow photographers for
our opinions about their work," said Harry Benson. "Good photography
comes from the heart and often represents a very personal side of that photographer.
Kingston's Icons program gives us an opportunity to view beautiful work
and offer our humbled opinions about how it might be improved next time. That's
what is special about this program to me."



Kingston's `Icons of Photography' includes Benson, acclaimed
documentary photographer and photojournalist, Colin Finlay, National Geographic
photographer Gerd Ludwig and Sports Illustrated photographer Peter Read Miller.



Consisting of three elements -- 20 Questions, Ask the Icon and Critique
My Image -- the site provides visitors with personal insight in an interactive
forum where questions can be asked and images can be shared with the Icons.
The microsite will continue to showcase the latest work produced by each photographer,
along with a listing of upcoming projects, lectures and workshops from each.
In February, Kingston will publish 20 Questions with Gerd Ludwig, an up-close-and-personal
interview.


For more detailed information visit the Kingston IOP Web site at www.kingston.com/iop.

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Shutterbug Staff Feb 01, 2008 0 comments

Samsung is set to introduce the GX-20 -- its highly-anticipated, next generation
DSLR. A 14.6 mega-pixel DSLR, the GX 20 extends the range of Samsung's
acclaimed GX-Series. The GX-20 improves on many of the advanced qualities of
its sibling DSLR, the 10.2 mega-pixel GX-10; however a host of new features
and firsts truly set this camera apart from any other GX Series model previously
introduced by Samsung. The GX-20 is highlighted by its proprietary, high performance
CMOS sensor. The Samsung CMOS sensor is equipped with 14 mega-pixel resolution,
can capture 14-bit RAW images, and maintains outstanding noise performance,
even at a high ISO setting of 6400. The GX 20 also incorporates improved sensor-based
shake-reduction as well as a double dust-removal system, which is designed to
prevent miniscule specs of dust from ruining a perfect image.

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