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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 20, 2007 0 comments

The EOS 40D DIGITAL SLR Camera from Canon U.S.A., Inc. is scheduled to begin
sailing into stores in early September. The EOS 40D has a newly enhanced, 10.1-megapixel
CMOS imaging sensor (designed and manufactured by Canon) and a proprietary and
DIGIC III image processor. It offers fast, 6.5 frame-per-second (fps) continuous
shooting capability (for bursts of up to 75 Large/Fine JPEGs or 17 RAW images.)

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 29, 2008 0 comments

Phase One has announced the availability of Capture One 4, the next generation
of the world's first RAW workflow software. Built on a new architecture,
the successor to Phase One's entry-level Capture One LE is said to offer
photographers -- pros and enthusiasts alike -- a RAW workflow solution
for superior image quality.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 23, 2004 0 comments

MAC Group, a leading marketer of imaging equipment, has announced a broad-ranging
alliance with carrying case manufacturers Tenba and RoadWired. The three companies
will collaborate on product design and manufacturing, marketing, international
sales and distribution. Tenba is credited with developing one of the first modern,
soft-sided camera bags in 1977, and in the years since has grown to be one of
the leading brands in its field. RoadWired specializes in carrying cases and accessories
for laptop computers and other portable electronics. The MAC Group is dedicated
to marketing and distributing what it describes as "best-in-class"
products for imaging professionals and enthusiasts. The company is the exclusive
US distributor of Mamiya, Sekonic, Profoto, Monaco by X-Rite, Tenba, PocketWizard,
Toyo-View, XtremePower, Cabin and ShootSmarter.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 28, 2005 0 comments

The latest addition to Corel's digital imaging portfolio, Corel Painter Essentials
3, is designed to be a complete home art studio built on the award-winning power
of Corel Painter IX. Painter Essentials 3 includes everything new users need
to get started with digital art and create stunning paintings from their photos.
With a suggested retail price of $99, this affordable software package is ideal
for digital camera enthusiasts.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 01, 2008 0 comments

Interfit is pleased to announce the arrival of the Stellar Xtreme, the almost
go anywhere battery pack enabled system. The Stellar Xtreme Flash is a new breed
of flash aimed at all levels of photographers including social, event or wedding
photographers. The Stellar Xtreme will provide excellent flash capabilities
for outdoor scenes or provide ample lighting in indoor shoots.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 09, 2006 0 comments

Sinar Bron Imaging, the exclusive US distributor of the world's premier
professional photographic equipment, announced that it has inked an agreement
with Calumet Photographic to add the major photo retailer to its dealer network.
Five Calumet stores in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, and San
Francisco will begin carrying a full line of high-end Sinar cameras and camera
backs, Broncolor professional lighting equipment, and Foba studio accessories.
The sixth Calumet store in Cambridge, MA, will be added at a future time. Chicago,
Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Boston are new markets on the Sinar Bron Imaging
dealer map.



The addition of Calumet to the Sinar Bron Imaging dealer network doubles the
number of locations where the company's equipment is displayed and sold.
Sinar Bron Imaging's newest products ? the Broncolor Verso A2 Power Pack
and the Sinar eMotion 75 digital camera back ? will be prominently featured
throughout the summer at all five Calumet locations.



Calumet's customers will be introduced to Sinar and Broncolor equipment
at special in-store events and through activities that focus on training and
education.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 09, 2004 1 comments


Tamron USA, Inc. announced that
its new zoom lens, SP AF200-500mm F/5-6.3 Di LD (IF), won the prestigious Hot1
award. The 2004 Hot1 Awards were the biggest ever, with over 200 total entries
in more than 40 categories. This was the sixth consecutive year for the awards,
and the contest has grown in popularity and prestige in each year of its existence.
The awards are designed to evaluate and honor top-grade products for the professional
photography market. Professional Photographer magazine holds an open entry period
during which companies voluntarily enter products in various categories, providing
all pertinent product information directly. Professional Photographer editors
then audit the categories, make any necessary adjustments or changes, and submit
all the information to the panel of expert judges.



The Hot1 judging panel is made up of working professional photographers. These
photographers are selected for their specific knowledge of certain market segments
and asked to vote on product categories that fall within their area of expertise.
The judges are all respected professionals, well recognized in the industry.
To maintain the highest level of fairness, none of the judges are employed by
Professional Photographer magazine. For a variety of reasons, Professional Photographer
does not disclose the identity of the judges, though individual judges may chose
to identify themselves during the judging process. A plurality of votes determines
the winner of a category.



Tamron's new super telephoto zoom lens began shipping this August. The new high-performance
Di model has a telephoto range of 500mm and is a proud new addition to the Tamron
SP-series. Featuring such accessories as a filter effect controller (FEC), which
enables easy control of the PL filter even when a hood is attached, and a detachable
tripod mount, the lens comes equipped with everything necessary for capturing
quality sports and wildlife photographs. In addition, to meet the needs of this
dual-format world (silver-halide and digital), the optical system of the lens
is designed to provide optimum performance when used with the latest digital
SLR cameras that are becoming more popular than ever.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 29, 2005 0 comments

The new Intuos3 6x11 pen tablet from Wacom is specifically designed for photographers,
designers and artists who are using multiple monitors or a widescreen display.
With an active area that matches the aspect ratio of either a widescreen display
or two standard displays used together, this innovative tablet features intuitive
controls, a cordless, battery-free Grip Pen offering 1,024 levels of pressure,
and an ergonomic five-button Intuos3 mouse.

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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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