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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 04, 2005 0 comments

Maha Energy Corp., the maker of PowerEx batteries and chargers, has introduced
the MH-C801D Eight Cell One Hour Charger. This international, high-performance
charging system refreshes old and degraded batteries and makes charging easy.
The MHC-801D features eight independent circuits that charge one to eight AA
or AAA batteries in any combination. The charger incorporates a large LCD screen
displaying the charging status of each battery. The English-language-based display
replaces traditional LED indicators.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 20, 2006 0 comments

Maha Energy, the maker of Powerex batteries and chargers, has announced the
MH-C9000 WizardOne Battery Charger & Analyzer. The WizardOne is capable
of charging, conditioning, analyzing, cycling, forming and discharging one to
four AA or AAA batteries, all while digitally displaying the battery capacity
and voltage. All four slots can be operated independently in different modes
and settings. A total of five modes are available. The unit features a large
LCD screen, backlit by ultra-bright white LEDs. Measuring over 3.5" by
1.5", the display shows a wealth of information that is easy to read.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 21, 2008 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. has announced it is adding a 16GB Class 4 SDHC
Flash memory card to optimize use of today's higher resolution imaging equipment.
The new 16GB card is the largest capacity in Kingston's line of SDHC cards,
which include 4- and 8GB SDHC Class 2/4/6 versions.



Even with today's high resolution recording devices, a 16GB memory card
can store literally thousands of photos and hours of high definition video. For
example, the new 16GB SDHC card can capture more than 7,500 images (with a 6MP
camera) and more than four hours* of video (for 6Mbps HD Extended recording).
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 17, 2007 0 comments

Lowepro
has unveiled a camera backpack commemorating the company's 40th anniversary
-- the Primus AW. The industry's first backpack designed for the
professional photographer that is made primarily from recycled materials, the
Primus AW is said to be a perfect combination of unmatched easy access points
and extreme-condition protection. Primus AW is designed to provide maximum comfort,
protection and accessibility with minimal bulk, making it ideal for outdoor
photography. Funds raised from the sale of the Primus AW will support Polar
Bears International (PBI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the worldwide
conservation of the polar bear.



Primus AW enables photographers to carry and access all the necessary components
for outdoor photography while providing the highest possible comfort and extreme
protection during a full day of shooting in the great outdoors. The main camera
compartment is padded and holds a digital SLR Pro body with zoom lens attached,
in addition to 1-2 extra lens or flash units. The camera compartment is expandable,
enabling large equipment capacity and quick equipment retrieval. The Primus
AW also offers photographers quick and easy access to their equipment, without
removing the bag, through expandable side zipped camera pockets. The bag's
exclusive lumbar equipment access points allow instant access to camera gear
of varying sizes, while keeping equipment off the ground. An additional top
daypack compartment is large enough to carry all the accessories needed for
extreme outdoor photography, plus personal gear. Primus AW also boasts a seam-sealed
All-Weather Cover, a built-in memory card pouch, back hatch, hideaway tripod
mount with ice axe loop and Glide-Lock™ attachment.



With the release of the Primus AW, Lowepro is honored to present the industry's
first backpack to be constructed of 51% recycled materials. The majority of
the bag is made up of Cyclpet, a 100% post consumer recycled fabric, establishing
the Primus AW as the industry standard for eco-friendly carrying solutions.
Each bag contains enough recycled material to equate to 22.6 soda bottles. By
preventing this material from reaching a landfill, .0034 cubic yards of landfill
space is being conserved for each bag produced. By simply requiring that each
bag be made from 51% recycled materials, Lowepro is able to conserve 15,109
BTU's of energy, .002 barrels of crude oil and .12 gallons of refined
oil throughout the production process.



Polar Bears International's mission is to conserve the world's polar
bear population through research and education, as well as to serve as a central
educational resource on polar bears worldwide. A potentially threatened species,
the major threat to the polar bear is climate change due to global warming which
could easily put the polar bear on the endangered species list. Polar bears
are also jeopardized by pollution, poaching, and industrial disturbances. All
officers and directors serve the foundation without pay or expense reimbursement,
so the organization is able to apply 100% of its revenue directly to research
programming.



Additional features of the Primus AW backpack include an ergonomic, dryflow
lined harness system used to distribute weight evenly and allow for breathable
comfort. The 100% post consumer recycled fabric combines water and abrasion
resistance with an ecologically minded design. This pack also conforms to a
variety of body types with an adjustable 8-point harness system giving the adventure
photographer exceptional comfort under heavy load. Silent zipper pulls provide
quiet access to equipment while leaving wildlife subjects undisturbed.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 01, 2011 2 comments
Panasonic has introduced the LUMIX DMC-ZS10 with a 24mm ultra-wide-angle and powerful 16x optical zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens. It features full-High Definition 1920x1080 video recording capability, a newly-adopted large 3.0-inch, and a 460,000-dot Smart Touch Intelligent LCD – which allows for Touch Zoom, Touch Auto Focus (AF), Touch Shutter, and Touch Playback. The LUMIX ZS10 also features a built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) function allowing geotagged images to be pinpointed via online maps and easily shared with friends and families.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 16, 2007 0 comments

Leica Camera AG has announced that it will provide a free firmware update for
the LEICA DIGITAL MODUL-R on its website www.leica-camera.com.
The new firmware, Version 1.3, offers extensive improvements in the performance
of Leica's SLR digital/film hybrid system.



The new firmware for the LEICA DIGITAL MODUL-R optimizes the coloring on the Digital
Modul-R display screen, enhanced adjustment of exposure and improved compatibility
of SD cards with FAT 32 system/ 4 GB cards. The update will also increase general
image reproduction and functional features.



Detailed information on the firmware update for the LEICA DIGITAL MODUL-R is available
at

http://www.leica-camera.us/photography/r_system/digital-modul-r/section.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 11, 2006 0 comments

Phase One has updated Capture One RAW Workflow to support more cameras, more
RAW file formats and Intel-based Macs. Capture One 3.7.4 is a Universal Mac
application designed to run natively on both Intel and PowerPC-based Mac computers.
Initial tests by the company show that the capture rate has increased by up
to 40 per cent when version 3.7.4 is run on an Intel-based Mac. Processing RAW
files with Capture One 3.7.4 is now 15 per cent faster on both Intel-based and
PowerPC based Macs. Windows users will also enjoy enhanced capture rate and
RAW processing speed with Capture One 3.7.4. Initial tests show performance
gains of up to 200 per cent in capture rate made possible by an improved high-speed
capture option in the Capture One software. Tests also show a 10 per cent increase
in the processing speed of RAW files.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 28, 2005 0 comments

Adobe has released an updated beta version (v3.3, 11/10/05) of their Adobe
Camera Raw plug-in for raw file conversion with a few enhancements. (Compatible
only with Photoshop CS 2 as well as Elements 3.0 and 4.0.) Support for additional
cameras has also been added, including the Canon EOS 5D, EOS 1D Mark II N, Pentax
*ist DL and *ist DS2. A minor fix has also been made to the Adobe DNG converter,
"improved decoding for some camera models". Do note that this is a
beta version, although it appeared to work perfectly in my preliminary tests.
When installing the Camera Raw plug-in, be sure to follow the instructions exactly
as described on the Adobe web site. The download for Mac and Windows is available
at http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/new.jsp.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 19, 2005 0 comments

LightScribe and LaCie have announced that they are partnering to offer the first
direct disc labeling drive for Macintosh computers. For the first time, Macintosh
customers can burn the data side of a disc, then flip the disc over and burn a
precise, iridescent label with their desired text and graphics using the same
laser that burns the data. No printer, permanent marker or adhesive labeling is
required to develop and burn creative designs onto the CD or DVD.



LightScribe uses the LaCie d2 DVD±RW Double Layer drive's existing
laser to deliver precisely controlled light energy to the disc through an innovative
circular writing system. The light energy causes a visible chemical change in
the dye coating. The result is a high-resolution label image of art, text or photos.
Because the labels are laser etched in a coating applied during disc manufacture,
no ink or adhesive labels are required.



The LaCie d2 DVD±RW Double Layer supports burning a full 4.7GB DVD in about
five minutes, as well as burning to double layer discs that offer twice the capacity.
Easy-to-use DVD creation software allows people to create movies in a matter of
minutes complete with menus, thumbnails and backgrounds. With the LightScribe
technology, customers can also burn a label that is a high-resolution reproduction
of their artwork, text or photos.



LaCie d2 DVD±RW Double Layer drives with LightScribe will be available
in early 2005.



www.lacie.com

www.lightscribe.com...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 09, 2006 0 comments

The new Media Buddy portable storage device from Digital Foci is a hard drive
and card reader that lets you securely save digital photos in the field, so
that you needn't worry about running out of memory card space. The unit's
built-in memory card slots lets you copy and store photos directly from any
digital camera card. Available in 30GB and 80GB versions, Media Buddy features
a backlit text-based LCD screen that enables you to view file information and
operation status.

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