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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 02, 2004 0 comments

The Metz 54 AF-1 can be used for either digital or analog photography. It is
specifically designed to operate with the newest Canon, Konica, Minolta and
Nikon models. Special functions include a user-friendly interface with only
two function keys for straightforward menu control. Its features include short
recycling times (approximately 5 seconds in manual mode ), TTL auto-zooming;
manual, selectable partial light output levels; plus special functions such
as daylight fill-in flash. The large LCD display incorporates convenient backlight
illumination and only displays the pertinent mode information.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 03, 2006 0 comments

Epson has introduced its latest multimedia storage viewers, the Epson P-3000 and
Epson P-5000. With Epson's exclusive Photo Fine Ultra technology, the P-3000
and P-5000 feature the world's first four-color filter system displaying
16.7 million colors to deliver Adobe RGB color support.[i] The new P-3000 and
P-5000 provide a fast, convenient way to download, store and view photos in superior
resolution and detail on-the-spot.



The P-3000 and P-5000 offer 40GB and 80GB hard drive capacities (respectively)
for storing and sharing thousands of digital photos, videos and music files. The
P-3000 and P-5000 are designed to be the ultimate companions to any digital camera,
featuring a high-quality, four-inch LCD for industry-leading precision, clarity
and color, wider file support (including RAW), faster download and processing
speeds, built-in memory card slots, and longer battery life than previous Epson
models.


The Epson P-3000 and P-5000 Multimedia Storage Viewers offer many new and innovative
features that give both professionals and enthusiasts a fast, convenient way to
download, view and store photos and videos, and store and listen to music on-the-spot.
Product highlights include:



· Large Four-inch LCD: View and share images and videos
with precise clarity and detail in 640 x 480 high-resolution

· World's First Four-Color LCD: New Photo Fine Ultra
technology offers the world's first four-color filter system of red, blue,
emerald green and yellow green, rather than the standard three-color LCD technology;
capable of displaying over 16.7 million colors, enabling images to be reproduced
more accurately than ever before

· High Capacity Hard Drive: Download, view and store thousands
of JPEG and RAW photos, or videos and music with either a 40GB (P-3000) or 80GB
(P-5000) hard disk drive

· Adobe RGB Color Space Support: Supports images taken
in Adobe RGB and a wide color gamut reproduces 88 percent of Adobe RGB color space

· Expanded File Support: Supports image files (JPEG, EXIF
and select RAW files), video files (MPEG4, Motion JPEG and DivX) and audio files
(MP3 and AAC)

· Faster Download Speeds: New processor provides speeds
up to 250 percent faster than previous models

· New Interface: An improved interface and three viewing
modes enable users to quickly organize files, create albums and slideshows and
assign file ratings for easy access

· Long Battery Life: Rechargeable lithium ion battery delivers
up to three hours worth of power to run in continuous slide show or video modes

· Built-in Memory Card Slots: Two built-in slots for Compact
Flash I/II and Secure Digital memory cards; many other cards supported via third-party
adapter

· Direct Printing: Print photos directly to select Epson
printers via USB 2.0 connection



Pricing and Availability

The Epson P-3000 and P-5000 are currently available for a price of $499 and $699,
respectively. The product carries a one-year limited warranty and is supported
by the EPSON Connection, a customer support and technical assistance line. For
more information on Epson and its products, call 1-800-GO-EPSON (1-800-463-7766)
or visit the company's Web site at www.epson.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 02, 2005 0 comments

Have you ever wanted to use Adobe Photoshop CS/CS2 to awaken the artist that
lies within? Now you can, with professional photographer, Photoshop instructor
and author Rick Sammon guiding you along the way with his personal, hands-on
lessons.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 24, 2008 0 comments

Panasonic has announced a new firmware update for its interchangeable LEICA
D SUMMILUX 25mm/ F1.4 ASPH.(L-X025) lens, which is compatible with the Four
Thirds standard digital single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras, including Panasonic's
LUMIX DMC-L10. With the firmware update, the LEICA D SUMMILUX 25mm/ F1.4 ASPH.(L-X025)
adds contrast auto focus (AF) to the single focal length lens, making it more
suitable for taking snapshots and portraits where the photo subject is able
to stand out due to an intentional out-of-focus background.



Panasonic invites all users of LEICA D SUMMILUX 25mm/ F1.4 ASPH.(L-X025) lenses
to download the updated firmware to enjoy this advanced technology that lets
users take high-quality photos with ease and accuracy. Notably, with the use
of the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-L10 digital SLR, this update allows the LEICA D SUMMILUX
25mm/ F1.4 ASPH.(L-X025) lens to take professional-quality portraits as it combines
Panasonic's Face Detection feature with the contrast AF.



Users will be able to download the latest firmware that allows the LEICA D SUMMILUX
25mm/ F1.4 ASPH.(L-X025) lens to take advantage of contrast AF at 4:00 GMT on
March 12, 2008 at the following link: http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/.



www.panasonic.com/dsc

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 28, 2007 0 comments

Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:CREL; TSX:CRE announced the launch of Corel Paint
Shop Pro Photo X2. Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 is for aspiring photographers
and business communicators who want to transform their digital pictures into
professional-looking photos. Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 provides users with
a wide selection of photo editing features ranging from automatic tools for
quick fixes to precision controls for fine-tuning. With Corel Paint Shop Pro
Photo X2, viewing, sorting and processing downloaded photos is faster than ever
thanks to the all new Express Lab. Beginners benefit from a wide range of automatic,
one-click adjustments while advanced users can take full advantage of the program's
manual adjustments providing more direct control over each photo. With speed
improvements and the built-in Learning Center, new users can produce results
quickly, learning as they go.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 14, 2005 0 comments

Have you ever wanted to learn a specific Adobe© Photoshop© Elements
technique quickly and easily, with a pro guiding you all along the way? Now
you can with full-quality, on-demand lessons at www.ricksammon.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 30, 2007 0 comments

Adobe Systems Incorporated(Nasdaq:ADBE) has announced that Adobe Photoshop(r)
Lightroom(tm) 1.0 software is now available for pre-order and is expected to
ship in mid-February 2007. Photoshop Lightroom enables professional photographers
to import, manage and present large volumes of digital photographs, helping
photographers spend more time behind the lens and less time at the computer.
With more than 500,000 photographers participating in the public beta program
over the last 12 months, Photoshop Lightroom now includes a wealth of innovative
features that streamline digital photography workflows. Recognizing the photography
community for their efforts, Adobe is offering Photoshop Lightroom at a special
introductory price of US $199 through April 30, 2007 at the Adobe Store. Photoshop
Lightroom will later sell for an estimated street price of US $299.



Photoshop Lightroom includes new functionality added since beta 4.1, with significant
changes to the Library and Develop modules complementing improvements to the
Slideshow, Print and Web components. While in the Library module, new advanced
keywording tools help photographers filter through large collections, and an
improved import dialogue with more flexible file handling allows more choice
when determining file location. The new Key Metadata Browser provides quick
access to key information tags with an improved ranking and rating system that
now incorporates color labels and a pick/reject system that sorts and locates
photographs faster than ever. New to the Develop module, Virtual Copies and
Snapshot tools help present multiple versions of the same image, providing the
most choice to clients without the confusion of saving separate physical versions.
Additional tools added include a Hue, Saturation and Luminance targeted adjustment
tool for precise and intuitive image edits. Clone and Healing features provide
non-destructive edits to eliminate sensor dust across one or many images.



Photoshop Lightroom leverages Adobe Camera Raw technology and supports over
150 native raw file formats, in addition to JPEG and TIFF, bringing raw conversion
into a single workflow experience. The latest camera models supported include
the Nikon D40 and D80 and the Pentax K10D. This support means that photographers
can use Lightroom with even the newest cameras on the market, knowing that the
image files will be recognized today and in the future. Upon import, files can
be converted to the Digital Negative specification (DNG) or renamed and segmented
by folder or date. DNG is an industry-wide initiative to create a universal
file format for solving workflow and archiving issues. It aims to eliminate
barriers to new camera adoption while giving professional photographers the
confidence that their digital body of work is securely archived and will remain
accessible as digital imaging technology evolves.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 04, 2008 0 comments

The PCX Lite cases are designed as wheeled, semi-hard side, airline carryon
size, luggage cases with a patented Case to Cart conversion feature that will
carry over 100 pounds of other baggage on top. Beginning at a street price $99.00,
the PCX Lite series offers three carryon travel solutions to accommodate the
needs of most frequent travelers. Currently available with a standard interior
for clothes, with adjustable dividers and foam for cameras, projector, etc.,
or with a customizable layered foam interior.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 04, 2004 0 comments

Mamiya has announced its integrated medium format digital SLR camera. The Mamiya
ZD has a built-in 22 Mega pixel 36mm x 48mm Dalsa CCD imaging sensor is nearly
3 times the size of a full size 35mm D-SLR sensor. The 14 bit A/D (Analogue to
Digital) converter records information as 12-bit per color channel for exceptional
true to life color accuracy. Data transfer from the Dalsa CCD sensor is processed
in real-time with Mamiya's exclusively designed Application Specific Integrated
Circuit (ASIC).

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 21, 2007 0 comments

The legendary photographs by Art Wolfe are a testament to the awe-inspiring beauty
of the undisturbed remote corners of the Earth, painted by an artist that illuminates
surreal colors that are otherwise invisible to untrained eye. Canon is presenting
viewers the opportunity to experience the world through Art's lens for a
truly interactive experience at the Canon Digital Learning Center Web site http://www.usa.canon.com/dlc/controller?act=HomePageAct,
and go behind the scenes on the new Canon sponsored television series, Travels
to the Edge with Art Wolfe.
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