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Staff Posted: Sep 02, 2009 0 comments

The Photographic Historical Society, founded in 1966, is the oldest such group in the world. It will sponsor PhotoHistory XIV in Rochester, NY on Oct. 16-18, 2009. The symposium speakers hail from Canada, England, Belgium and the US. The keynote speaker is Steven Sasson, the co-inventor of the digital camera (in 1973); he will display the original prototype. Other topics include photo postcards (1905-1935), high-speed motion picture cameras (a demonstration), images of Daguerre, early advertising photography, early Nikon cameras, Kodak string-set cameras, Folmer &
Schwing's cameras, the Woodburytype, J. Horace McFarland and the Autochrome 35 mm film (the most popular film format), history of the bicycle through the lens of the camera, Chinese photography 1842-1870, and daguerreotypes in Philadelphia 1839-1860.

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Staff Posted: Sep 01, 2009 0 comments

A couple of years ago, I took my mother on a trip to Tokyo, Japan. I planned this trip as a way to give my family an opportunity to get out of their day-to-day routines and travel across the world to gain a new perspective on things. Our trip was full of fun and exciting excursions, and a few meaningful experiences. One of these experiences took place at the Kotokuin Temple in Kamakura, Japan.

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Staff Posted: Sep 01, 2009 0 comments

Our Picture This! assignment this month was “Monochrome Tone,” images made with black-and-white film or converted into black and white using a variety of routes, from in camera digital conversion to software programs for creating everything from toned to neutral black-and-white images. While we sought monochrome with a bit of color tone, we did not limit submissions to just sepia...

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Staff Posted: Aug 31, 2009 0 comments

Following the acquisition of Hardigg Industries (December 23, 2008), Pelican Products announced today that they now offer both injection and rotationally molded cases. Rotationally molded cases are created by loading structural grade plastic resin into a series of molds which are heated and slowly rotated on both a vertical and horizontal axis. The result is a seamless base and lid (with more material in the corners and edges) that offers superior impact protection.

New product offerings include: 
Black Box Rack Mount Cases (7 models) are lightweight, compact, and double ended cases that offer light to medium duty protection (for communication and recording systems, etc.). The case shells feature recycled materials on the outside and a sturdy pre-threaded steel frame system that secures rack style electronics on the inside.

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Staff Posted: Aug 28, 2009 0 comments

The Olympus E-P1 is said to be the world’s smallest 12.3-megapixel interchangeable lens system camera that blends the high-quality still images of a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) with High Definition (HD) video, stereo Linear PCM audio recording and In-Camera Creativity within an ultra-portable body.

Olympus has a long history of miniaturizing camera technology. The first-generation Olympus PEN appeared in 1959 and led the way to high-quality images in a small package, matching SLR cameras’ performance of the era.Today, Olympus utilized its miniaturizing and engineering expertise to create a slimmer body, removing the optical viewfinder and mirror box found inside a traditional DSLR, to create a small but high-quality interchangeable lens camera. By reducing its lens mount diameter, Olympus also enabled the production of smaller and lighter lenses to match the E-P1’s body size.

 The camera’s retro-style metal body design is available in either silver or white with accompanying new small and lightweight Olympus M. ZUIKO Micro Four Thirds lenses: 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 (28-84mm equivalent) and 17mm f2.8 (34mm equivalent).

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Staff Posted: Aug 21, 2009 0 comments

Blurb, the creative publishing and marketing platform that enables anyone to design, publish, share and sell bookstore-quality books, announced the release of Blurb BookSmart 2.0, and introduced its new 12x12 Large Square book offering, available immediately. The 12x12 Large Square book is available in Hardcover and Hardcover ImageWrap, and can be ordered with Premium Paper. BookSmart 2.0 is available for download now at www.blurb.com.

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Staff Posted: Aug 19, 2009 0 comments

X-Rite Photo, distributed by MAC Group, is pleased to announce a $50 mail-in rebate for ColorMunki Photo, the innovative new way to bring your photos from from screen to print with color perfection.

ColorMunki Photo is an integrated hardware and software product for use with Macintosh and Windows computers, and assures you the colors you see on your monitor are what you get when outputting to print. Calibration is a breeze with the all-in-one spectrophotometer, making shadows, highlights, and color balance consistent with your artistic vision.

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Staff Posted: Aug 17, 2009 0 comments

Texas-based manufacturer EZPnP has announced that it will add a photo-viewing feature to its popular EZDigiMagic line of stand-alone desktop DVD burners. The addition of photo-viewing for the desktop series is a direct outgrowth of the strong consumer acceptance this feature achieved after it was first introduced on the company’s portable line of DVD burners.

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Staff Posted: Aug 14, 2009 0 comments

Schneider Optics, the lens and professional filter manufacturer, makes it possible for film and digital view camera photographers to buy the Schneider lens they want now, and get an instant rebate of $200 or $400 right at the point of sale. Included lenses are from the full line of view camera lenses with Copal or electronic shutters. There are no papers to fill out and mail. No waiting for the rebate check to arrive. This rebate is instant.

The offer ends September 30, 2009.

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Staff Posted: Aug 12, 2009 0 comments

Online photo site snapizzi announced that it has added an array of new web tools and print products that improve the photographer’s workbench and make photo sales and management easier than ever before.

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