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Shutterbug Staff  |  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  |  Nov 08, 2004  |  0 comments

The new Profoto Pro-B2 is a battery powered flash system designed for the location
photographer who demands more power and faster speeds out of a lighting system.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 05, 2004  |  0 comments

Sekonic has announced the new L-558R DUALMASTER multi-function light meter with
wireless triggering built-in. This new light meter offers the advantage of triggering
cameras and flash units wirelessly. Fully compatible with the PocketWizard Plus
Receivers and MultiMAX Transceivers, it also triggers earlier PocketWizard radio
systems.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  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).

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 03, 2004  |  0 comments

Delkin Devices, Inc. has introduced the eFilm Archival Gold "300-Year" CD-R. eFilm Archival Gold CD-R's incorporate patented Phthalocyanine (thalo-sy-a-neen)
dye and a 24k gold reflective layer into every CD-R. The innovative materials
found in eFilm Archival Gold CD-R's are said to make them one of the most
reliable storage mediums available. According to Delkin, CD-R's are known
to deteriorate quickly due to earth's common elements: ultra violet light,
heat, and humidity. Using an accelerated aging process to test the longevity
of CD-R media, eFilm Archival Gold CD-R's have been shown to safely store
your images for more than 300 years.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 03, 2004  |  0 comments

Pentax Imaging Company has announced the new Pentax Optio S50 digital camera
with a 5.0 effective megapixel CCD and a 3X optical zoom lens. A successor to
the Optio S40, the Pentax Optio S50 offers an easy-to-use help function menu
to help guide digital newcomers through the camera's array of digital
features.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 03, 2004  |  0 comments

The MagFiber series of tripods and monopods comprise a revolutionary design, combining
the strength of magnesium and carbon fiber. Each leg is crafted from carbon fiber
using an exclusive, patented process. Under intense pressure, extra long carbon
fibers are combined with resin to produce a stronger tube that absorbs more vibration
than any other tripod in its class; all with a wall thickness of only 1.2mm. To
reduce slipping and rotation and more importantly to promote enhanced stability,
each tube is highlighted by a three faceted design.
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Shutterbug Staff  |  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  |  Nov 01, 2004  |  0 comments

Lyson, Inc. has launched its Daylight Darkroom digital black & white printing system. This new imaging system is said to provide photographers the ability to
accurately mirror traditional darkroom techniques, including silver halide printing,
with digital images and an inkjet printer. The complete Lyson Daylight Darkroom
System consists of a Daylight Darkroom Quad Black inks in cartridges or a bulk
feed system, Daylight Darkroom print driver software, the Lyson Darkroom range
of inkjet media, a set of Lyson cleaning cartridges for removal of standard color
inks from the printer and Lyson PrintGuard™ protection spray (optional).
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Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 29, 2004  |  0 comments

The Digipro F is the newest member of Gossen's family of high quality exposure meters for digital and analog photography. The new exposure meter handles
both flash and ambient light and features a swivel head that will make measuring
and reading much easier. It's lightweight enough to sit comfortably in
a shirt pocket while maintaining a user-friendly interface, which can be operated
using a single hand.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 28, 2004  |  0 comments

New York, NY -- The Home Entertainment 2004 Show, scheduled to take place on November 4-7, 2004 at the Westin-St. Francis Hotel, has been cancelled due to the hotel labor issue in San Francisco.

George Schaub  |  Oct 28, 2004  |  0 comments

Westcott has recently made a new addition to its line of Soft Box Light Modifiers
by introducing the New Masters Brush. The New Masters allows users to create more
defined shadowing, which enhances depth and adds contour.



Westcott worked directly on the design with Master Photographer Ken Cook, a third
generation family studio owner with over 50 years of experience. The specially
designed multi layer front panel along with the Barn Door and internal baffle
creates a 2 f-Stop differential between the center or the heart of the light and
the outer edges. This allows users to achieve the lighting patterns created by
the old Masters of Photography using split, broad and short lighting, including
all the variations of Rembrandt and Butterfly Lighting.
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George Schaub  |  Oct 27, 2004  |  0 comments

With the arrival of digital recording and software-based post-processing, techniques
for achieving perfect panning shots and 360° panoramic views are attracting
a lot of attention in the photographic world. The new Novoflex Panorama-VR system
is said to meet the demands of professional photographers for an easy-to-use
adjuster system to rotate a camera 360° around a nodal point.

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George Schaub  |  Oct 18, 2004  |  0 comments

Elinchrom has introduced the Style 400 BX portable compact flash units. Two new
inexpensive kits, street priced at $995 and $1098, incorporate the latest innovations
in Multivoltage technology with all the accessories necessary to plug-in anywhere.



Featured in both kits, the EL 400 BXECON and EL 400 BX KIT, is the new Style BX
400 Multivoltage with automatic voltage detection from 90 V--260 V, a rapid
recycle time of 1 sec. in a lightweight monobloc weighing only 4.3 lbs.. Additionally,
both kits offer the new digitally stabilized 400BX monoblocs along with all the
lighting equipment and accessories necessary for capturing the most demanding
images while at the same time giving the photographer the ability to travel quick
and light. The EL 400BXKIT adds two Manfrotto light stands and a convenient Stand
Bag.



The new Style 400 BX Multivoltage compact flash unit features power ranges of
25 - 400 Ws and has the ability to work with 5 f-stops, ranging from 1/16 to 1/1.
The 400 BX is lightweight, weighing only 4.3 pounds (1.95 kg) and is compact for
in or out of studio use, with dimensions of 21 x 14cm (length x diameter). The
new head kit includes a plug-in omega flashtube precisely positioned 20 mm from
the internal reflector. The positioning helps avoid uneven illumination that often
results from non-concentric or U-shaped flashtubes.



Web: www.bogenimaging.us


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Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 06, 2004  |  0 comments

Corel today
announced that Corel® Painter™ IX, the world's most powerful
Natural-Media® painting and illustration software, is now available for
pre-order. Hitting the streets in October, Corel Painter IX allows commercial
designers, photographers, and professional artists to use their natural talents
and techniques to create breathtaking works of art.

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