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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 11, 2007  |  0 comments

Olympus Imaging America has announced its national sweepstakes, which will
send five winners and their doubles partner on a weekend getaway (August 31-
September 2, 2007) in New York City to experience the fast action and excitement
of the US Open 2007 Tennis Tournament. Olympus sweepstakes champions will receive
hotel, airfare, spending cash and two admission tickets to the world-class tennis
tournament, including exclusive access to designated professional photography
locations at the event, enabling them to capture the on-court and behind-the-scenes
drama.



Starting in the Olympus suite located at the Billie Jean King National Tennis
Center, winners will be coached by an award-winning photographer, who is an
Olympus Visionary, on best techniques for shooting nonstop tennis action. Winners
will gain access to the photographers' lounge and other elite locations,
where capturing great pictures will be a snap. The winners' ultimate experience
will be in the photo pit, shooting elbow-to-elbow with professional photographers
and capturing amazing up-close images.



"Olympus has been the official camera of the US Open since 2003,"
said Mark Huggins, executive director, Brand Marketing, Olympus Imaging America
Inc. "Our cameras and this tournament are a perfect match, and we're
thrilled to have our consumers be a part of this unique experience."



Consumers purchasing a newly available Olympus E-410 or E-510 D-SLR (digital
single lens reflex) camera may register to win by completing a registration
form at participating retail locations, entering online at www.getolympus.com,
or by mailing a postcard or letter containing their name, mailing address, email
address and telephone number to the following address: emg3, Shoot With the
Pros, 215 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101. Registration for the Olympus sweepstakes
contest runs through July 20, 2007.
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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 10, 2007  |  0 comments

Other World Computing (OWC) http://www.macsales.com
has announced what they claim to be the highest capacity 7200RPM portable, bus-powered
storage solution on the market -- the Mercury On-The-Go 200GB portable
hard drive. The Mercury On-The-Go is said to be up to 50% faster than other
7200RPM drives; and at 200GB, it provides a 25% higher capacity than the competition.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 09, 2007  |  0 comments

Olympus has announced its new super-telephoto Zuiko Digital ED 70-300mm (f4.0-f5.6)
lens. The lens' allows users to get up-close (38 inches / 0.96 meters)
to subjects when taking macro shots. It is compatible with all E-System and
Four-Thirds system cameras. Zuiko Digital Specific Lenses each house their own
CPU and offer the user the ability to upgrade the firmware as new technology
becomes available. The ability to upgrade firmware is said to establish optimal
communication between the lens and the camera body, enabling better compensation
for common distortions such as "shading" (darkening of the edges
of an image that may sometimes occur in photographs) or "barrel distortion"
(the bowing of vertical lines).

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 06, 2007  |  0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. has announced the interactive feature Critique
My Image on its web site. Kingston is posting images at www.kingston.com/iop
submitted by photographers from around the world, and had its Icons Harry Benson,
Colin Finlay, Gerd Ludwig and Peter Read Miller provide constructive advice.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 05, 2007  |  0 comments

From the beaches of the eastern seaboard to the Great Plains, and from the wetlands
of the south, to the towering sequoias of the west, America and its pristine parks
have always been hailed as top destination sites for photography enthusiasts and
their families. Canon U.S.A., Inc. and the American Park Network continue to help
define the relationship between photography and the great outdoors with the introduction
of a free photography workshop program on select dates throughout the summer in
Yosemite, Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Parks. These programs will be
artfully hosted and instructed by a select few of the world renowned Canon Explorer
of Light photographers including Adam Jones and Lewis Kemper, along with other
Canon-selected photographers such as Rob and Ann Simpson. What's more, the
Canon Photography in the Parks Photo Contest returns this year to offer photographers
the chance to display their work and win prizes in the categories of landscape
and wildlife photography in the parks.



From June 1st to September 29th, photographic enthusiasts are encouraged to submit
their favorite photographs from an American park to the Canon Digital Learning
Center. Winning photographs in the categories of landscape and wildlife will win
a trip to the participating parks of their choice, along with a full suite of
Canon photographic equipment. By logging onto the Canon Digital Learning Center
at www.usa.canon.com/dlc,
potential winners will not only have the opportunity to submit their photos, but
can also peruse the Web site to explore the various educational resources that
Canon has to offer for novices and advanced photographers alike.



With the help of the Canon Explorer of Light program, park visitors will have
the opportunity to participate in free daily guided visual photographic journeys.
Additionally, Canon will loan participants top-tier digital camera equipment to
capture those awe-inspiring sights at no additional cost. Aspiring photographers
will learn the tips and tricks to taking great outdoor photos and experience hands-on
training using some of the same equipment that professional photographers use.
Evening programs are also offered, providing visitors the rare opportunity to
spend time with the Explorers of Light, view stunning imagery, ask questions,
and receive prints and a CD of their own photos.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 03, 2007  |  0 comments

Aluratek, Inc. has announced a new lineup of a high resolution Digital Photo
Frame with built-in memory that comes in three different models. The 10.5-inch
frames are available in traditional brown and black modernistic style. Both
10.5-inch models feature 256MB built-in memory and video resolutions of 1024
x 768 . In addition to allowing users to conveniently view and print quality
pictures by directly inserting their camera's or camcorder's digital
media card or USB thumb drive, the built-in 256MB flash media also lets them
transfer favorite digital files directly from their computer--quickly and
easily, without any software.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 02, 2007  |  0 comments

ReaSoft Development has announced the release of ReaConverter 5.0, which allows
users to convert images, as well as edit them, creating the high quality photos
and drafts.

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George Schaub  |  Jul 01, 2007  |  0 comments

On the following pages we've assembled reports that act as mirrors on the state of the art of photo and imaging gear today. While the reports themselves cover numerous recently introduced products in various categories they also tell us how taking, making, and sharing images has changed. Compare this report to one made in past years and you'll see a radical...

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 01, 2007  |  0 comments

One of our favorite categories at this and every show we cover is what we lovingly call our "Weird & Wonderful" report. This serves as both a catch-all for products that are not easily categorized, and for those that display just how ingenious the human mind can be. Some include accessories that might make your photographic life easier and more fun, while...

Joe Farace  |  Jul 01, 2007  |  0 comments

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.--Augustine

Of all the things photography does, showing us distant lands was one of its earliest functions. Before direct flights to Beijing, the first photographs of China that appeared in National Geographic gave readers a sense of what the country was like, even though few would ever make the trip. Two...

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