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Ron Eggers and Stan Sholik  |  Oct 01, 2007  |  0 comments

Bowens, a leading provider of lighting equipment and related accessories, is adding two new lights to its Esprit Gemini monobloc line: the Esprit Gemini Digital 250 (GM250) and the Esprit Gemini Digital 500 (GM500), which was the one tested here. While they are called digital units, they aren't targeted specifically at photographers who shoot digitally and are just as...

C.A. Boylan  |  Oct 01, 2007  |  0 comments

The World Of Lith Printing: The Best Of Traditional Darkroom And Digital Lith Printing Techniques; by Tim Rudman; Argentum, 160 pages; $24.95; (ISBN-13: 978-1-902538-45-7)
Most photographers are fascinated by Lith printing process because it produces amazing results. In this book, Tim Rudman explores recent developments in techniques and materials...

Art Rosch  |  Oct 01, 2007  |  0 comments

The earth rotates tilted on its axis approximately 23Þ. This fact renders most forms of astrophotography maddeningly complex. There is one form of night sky photography that is given to us in relative simplicity by our home planet's relentless spin: star trails. All we need to create gorgeous star trail shots is a camera, a tripod, and a remote or cable release.
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Rod Lawton  |  Oct 01, 2007  |  0 comments

The old-style picture stories once popular in newspapers and magazines seem to have fallen out of favor. That's a shame, because picture stories remain a very effective and powerful means of expression. When you are preparing pictures for publication, exhibition, or even a personal portfolio, you will need to spend some time comparing, selecting, and juxtaposing photographs...

Ron Eggers  |  Oct 01, 2007  |  1 comments

Ringflashes, or ringlights, are specialized pieces of equipment that work great in certain situations, but they're not the right choice for others. These circular units have a center-mounting bracket that allows the lens to extend through the ring of light. When the flash is triggered, light explodes around the lens, lighting up the subject somewhat like an on-camera flash.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 01, 2007  |  0 comments

JOBO AG introduces two new digital picture frames, the JOBO Photo Display PDJ701
and PDJ700. Both feature a 7" high-resolution and TFT-Color-LCD display
designed to beautifully showcase digital images. These frames showcase digital
pictures in an automatic slideshow presentation. They feature an acrylic frame
design and modern metal trim.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 28, 2007  |  0 comments

Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:CREL; TSX:CRE announced the launch of Corel Paint
Shop Pro Photo X2. Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 is for aspiring photographers
and business communicators who want to transform their digital pictures into
professional-looking photos. Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 provides users with
a wide selection of photo editing features ranging from automatic tools for
quick fixes to precision controls for fine-tuning. With Corel Paint Shop Pro
Photo X2, viewing, sorting and processing downloaded photos is faster than ever
thanks to the all new Express Lab. Beginners benefit from a wide range of automatic,
one-click adjustments while advanced users can take full advantage of the program's
manual adjustments providing more direct control over each photo. With speed
improvements and the built-in Learning Center, new users can produce results
quickly, learning as they go.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 27, 2007  |  0 comments

Less than a year ago the MAC Group launched the Induro brand of professionally
designed, high performance support gear to the US market. Now, the MAC Group is
pleased to announce www.InduroGear.com. Not only does the new Induro site offer
complete product specifications, product benefits and a whole host of the more
expected features -- there is an interactive product search, an interactive
camera compatibility search, and a user search engine.
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 |  Sep 26, 2007  |  0 comments











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Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 26, 2007  |  0 comments

Delkin Devices announced three new innovative additions to their line of AA battery
products - designed specifically with the digital photographer in mind. New to
Delkin's "Delkin Power" product line are three products that use the
newest in battery technology. Included in the new lineup are Extended Power 2900mAh
Rechargeable AA battery cells, a new AA/AAA International Quick Charger, and Ready-to-Use
Rechargeable AA battery cells that combine the benefits of single-use alkaline
cells with rechargeable cells.



The Ready-to-Use Rechargeable AA batteries combine all of the benefits of a rechargeable
with the benefits of a single use alkaline cell. Delkin's AA Ready-to-Use batteries
use technology that is said to allow them to hold their charge better than any
standard rechargeableThe batteries are environmentally friendly and can be charged
and recharged over 800 times then recycled at the end of their lifespan.



For those that are interested in the highest mAh rating available, Delkin's new
Extended Power 2900mAh Rechargeable AA batteries cater to high drain devices that
use a lot of power at one time, such as digital cameras that boast large LCD displays
with a powerful flash. The new Extended Power 2900mAh Rechargeable AA's are said
to offer more power to drive those high drain LCD screens and flash units. With
any rechargeable battery there always comes time for the need to recharge, so
Delkin decided to offer a new AA battery charger that would fulfill all of the
requirements of today's busy photographer. The AA/AAA International Quick Charger
uses four charging circuits compared to the one or two that most chargers use
today. This allows each battery to be individually monitored by the charger and
by the user, which enables a more adequate and longer lasting charge and drastically
increases safety. It also uses multiple safety features to protect against overcharge,
excessive heat and possible short circuiting, and uses a methodical charge rate
based on the quantity of cells being charged to properly condition and retain
the lifespan of the battery while charging it in a reasonable amount of time.
What's more, the AA/AA International Quick Charger is travel friendly with automatic
110V/220V switching and international plug options, with the US version having
a foldable power plug for easy packing. Charge time depends on the mAh rating
of the cells being charged, as well as the amount of cells being charged at one
time, but one 2900mAh cell will be fully charged in about 80 minutes.



All Delkin Power products are protected by the company's two year warranty and
can be found in camera stores worldwide, or at the company's website at www.delkin.com.
The Extended Power AA batteries as well as the Ready to Use AA batteries can be
purchased in packages of four and are priced at $16.99 and $17.99 respectively.
The AA/AAA International Quick Charger comes packaged with four of the Extended
Power AA batteries and is priced at $44.99.



www.delkin.com
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