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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 25, 2008 0 comments

Induro, manufacturer of professional quality tripods, monopods and heads,
announced a new line of tripods aimed at budget-conscious photographers. Called
the Induro Adventure Series, each model comes as a complete kit, including tripod,
head and carrying case. Ease of operation, quality and strength are integrated
into a lightweight, compact design. The tripod is made from an advanced combination
of magnesium and aluminum alloy and features quick lock legs, a precisely matched
interchangeable ball head and a quick release plate.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 24, 2008 0 comments

Sony is expanding its alpha system of accessories to include the new HVL-F58AM
flash unit with exceptional features for versatile and flexible external lighting
control. This new flash features a new Quick Shift Bounce system. It offers
more creative ways to achieve lighting, flash and bounce angles. The flash head
can pivot 90 degrees left and right on a horizontal axis in addition to the
conventional up and down vertical adjustment. With this system, the camera and
flash unit can keep the same orientation regardless of portrait or landscape
shooting. This gives a higher degree of flexibility when arranging the direction
of light. For example, you can take full advantage of the flash unit's
built-in bounce card even during portrait shots since the flash head can maintain
the same orientation as it would in the landscape position.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 24, 2008 0 comments

Smith-Victor introduces the new Black Diamond Series of carbon fiber tripods,
monopods and heads that complement the existing line of Smith-Victor aluminum
tripods.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 23, 2008 0 comments

Bogen Imaging, a leading distributor of top quality photographic support products
and accessories in North America, is proud to announce a free webinar titled "Selecting
the Right Tripod and Head." Held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EDT) on June
27, 2008, this course will provide photographers with useful tips and tricks when
it comes to identifying which support products fit their needs.



Ideal for those who shoot with a compact camera or DSLR, this course will explore
some common techniques on selecting the right tripod and head combination. The
speakers for the webinar, David Fisher, Bogen Imaging's Gitzo product manager,
and Will Holowka, Bogen Imaging's Manfrotto product manager, will also share
tips on how to setup, transport, and maintain one's rig.



Topics for discussion include:



- How to determine your needs based on your equipment (hint: weighing it won't
help!)

- How to determine the true strength of a tripod

- Exploring Carbon Fiber: Beyond "lighter & stronger"

- Tips for carrying, setting up, and maintaining your rig

- Different styles call for different setups



Participants will have the ability to ask questions and interact one-on-one with
each speaker, and will automatically be entered in a chance to win one of two
prizes which total over $800. Prizes include a Manfrotto tripod and head and a
Gitzo tripod and head. Winners will be announced at the end of the webinar. Participants
must attend the webinar in its entirety in order to be eligible to win. Within
24 hours of the event, participants can also access a free recorded version of
the entire webinar.



To register for the free webinar course and for additional information, please
visit http://www.bogenimaging.us/TripodWebinar/...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 20, 2008 0 comments

EZPnP announces the addition of direct camera-download capability to its line
of EZDigiMagic portable digital backup products. The EZDigiMagic DM220- U08
has the added convenience of a USB host function. In addition to the traditional
memory card-to-DVD/CD backup, users now have the ability to download pictures
and video directly from their cameras to a DVD or CD. And just like all previous
EZDigiMagic products, no computer is needed.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 19, 2008 0 comments

Image Trends announces the release of the Fisheye-Hemi Plug-In for Aperture
2.1, Apple's groundbreaking photo editing and management software. The
Fisheye-Hemi Plug-In filter set provides correction for hemispheric fisheye
lens distortion, working seamlessly within Aperture's photo editing and management
environment. Photographers can now easily preserve a normal view of people by
not distorting their faces and bodies, as the plug-in straightens vertical lines.
Fisheye-Hemi Plug-In uses almost all of the pixel data in that view with no
loss of image resolution while displaying the intended composition and framing
better than other un-warping programs.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 18, 2008 0 comments

Photogenic has announced built-in radio triggering for the StudioMax III AC
and AC/DC monolights. The all new four channel RTR radio receiver is built into
the 320 watt second and 160 watt second StudioMax III lights.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 17, 2008 0 comments

The PT-E05 underwater case has been specially customized for the Olympus E-520
and is waterproof up to a water pressure equivalent to a depth of 130 feet. With
its durable, high quality polycarbonate construction, it protects the camera from
water while also cushioning it from knocks and bumps on land. The housing allows
underwater photographers to compose images using the large 2.7" Live View
LCD instead of the viewfinder. The flash connectors allow optional use of up to
two UFL-2 underwater flash units. Five interchangeable lens ports allow the optional
use of 14-42mm, 14-45mm, 11-22mm or 14-54mm, 7-14mm, 8mm Fisheye and the 35mm
as well as the 50mm Macro lens. An external flash is necessary. The PT-E05 will
become available in summer 2008.



UFL-2

The UFL-2 is an incredibly light and compact TTL underwater flash that is waterproof
up to a water pressure equivalent to a depth of 196 feet. It is specially designed
for use with Olympus digital cameras and compatible underwater cases.



www.olympusamerica.com...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 16, 2008 0 comments

Promark International has introduced new lighting and tripod cases: The Photogenic
OB42 Lighting Accessories Case, the Smith-Victor Soft Case on Wheels and the
Smith-Victor TB990 Pro Tripod Case.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 13, 2008 0 comments

Olympus, sponsor of the US Open and the Olympus US Open Series, announces its
second annual national sweepstakes that will send five winners and their guests
on the trip of a lifetime to the 2008 US Open Tennis Championships in Flushing
Meadows, New York. Winners will receive a weekend getaway August 29-31, 2008,
which will include hotel, airfare, spending money and two tickets to the Grand
Slam tennis tournament. They will also be granted exclusive access to locations
normally limited to professional photographers where they can capture the on-court
and behind-the-scenes drama.



Starting in the Olympus luxury suite located in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA
Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, winners will be coached by an award-winning
photographer, an Olympus Visionary, on best techniques for shooting nonstop tennis
action. They will have access to the photographers' lounge and other elite
locations, to capture images from a vantage point only the pros typically have.
The winners' ultimate photo experience will be in the exclusive Olympus
photo pit, shooting elbow-to-elbow with professional photographers and capturing
amazing up-close images of the tournament action with Olympus E-System digital
single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras.



Consumers purchasing an Olympus camera between May 13 and July 18, 2008 may register
to win by completing a registration form at participating retail locations, entering
online at www.getolympus.com,
or mailing a postcard or letter containing their name, mailing address, email
address and telephone number to: emg3, Shoot With the Pros, 215 Commercial St.,
Portland, ME 04101. Registration for the sweepstakes runs through July 18, 2008
and complete rules are available at www.getolympus.com/register.

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