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Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 11, 2007  |  0 comments

Nik Software
Inc. has announced the latest upgrade to its noise reduction tool Dfine 2.0.
Designed to improve image quality, Dfine 2.0 now includes Nik Software's
patented U Point technology for selective editing control and a completely new
user interface that is easier to use and improves workflow for busy photographers.

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 |  Apr 10, 2007  |  0 comments

Gitzo
has introduced its new line of aluminum Series 2 tripods. New and improved features
include a sleek matte black finish and new materials that significantly reduce
the overall weight when compared to regular aluminum. The new two tripods revamp
the traditional and highly successful Gitzo aluminum range with a new design
concept. Gitzo engineers have designed 1.2mm wall tubes for maximum rigidity
and stability, while dramatically reducing the weight of other components in
order to achieve exceptionally strong and yet extremely light aluminum tripods.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 09, 2007  |  0 comments

Olympus
has unveiled its EVOLT E-510, a 10 MP portable digital SLR (single lens reflex)
camera. The E-510 features a Live View LCD to provide users with the freedom
to choose how they compose their shots, using either the LCD or the optical
viewfinder on the back of the camera. The Olympus Live View LCD empowers users
to easily compose their subjects live on the LCD before the shot has been taken.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 06, 2007  |  0 comments

The
new Quantum Mini Folding Softbox QF69 is for shooting up-closes without the
worry of over-exposing your subject. Replace the reflector of a Qflash 4d, 5d
or 5d-R with the included Hot Spot Reducer and then slip on the Mini Folding
Softbox QF 69 for very soft, diffused lighting.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 05, 2007  |  0 comments

Nik Software Inc. and Phase One today announced a new software bundle designed
to offer photographers superior image sharpening and exceptional RAW file processing.
The Nik Sharpener Pro 2.0 Complete Edition and Capture One PRO combination offers
photographers significant savings.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 04, 2007  |  0 comments

Lexar
has introduced Image Rescue 3, the new version of the company's award-winning
image recovery software. In most circumstances, Lexar Image Rescue 3 allows
users to recover lost or deleted photo, video, and audio files, regardless of
flash memory card format, manufacturer, or mass storage compliant reader. Designed
for both professionals and consumers alike, Image Rescue 3 boasts a redesigned,
step-by-step interface that walks the user through the intuitive image recovery
process, delivers extensive recovery capabilities, and offers a live online
customer support chat link as an enhancement to its existing support features.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 03, 2007  |  0 comments

Pantone, Inc., the global authority on color and provider of professional color
standards for the design industries, today introduced huey PRO, a new member
to its huey family of display calibration products. hueyPRO is designed for
photographers and creative professionals to improve color clarity and consistency
across multiple CRT, laptop and LCD displays. The original huey made the once
complicated task of monitor calibration simple and approachable. The new hueyPRO
offers additional functionality for users who frequently print photos and other
graphics, share them between monitors or upload them to Web sites.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 02, 2007  |  0 comments

Ilford PHOTO has launched a new competition called White Light, White Heat,
which invites all amateur photographers to demonstrate their creative usage
of Ilford SFX 200 film. This unique ISO200 black-and-white film offers the creative
photographer opportunities not available with conventional monochrome films.
This is due to its advanced emulsion with extended red sensitivity, which allows
the use of filters ranging from yellow to deep red to create outstanding contrast
and textural effects.


Ilford SFX 200 has been reintroduced by Ilford PHOTO after an absence from the
company's film catalog, and is being launched with a special value promotional
pack of three rolls of 35mm ILFORD SFX 200 plus an ILFORD Cokin 'P' filter.




The Ilford SFX 200 competition offers a first prize of a professionally framed
print of the winning image plus $400 of Ilford Photo products. The second and
third place winners will receive $200 and $100 of Ilford Pnoto products respectively.




For more information on Ilford SFX 200 film, visit www.ilfordphoto.com
and for rules and entry form for the ILFORD SFX 200 competition, log onto www.ilfordphoto.com/sfx

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 01, 2007  |  0 comments

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Monte Zucker  |  Apr 01, 2007  |  2 comments

I thought that I knew what family portraiture was all about. You know what? I didn't have a clue. I discovered this not too long ago when doctors told me that I had cancer with possibly only 6-12 months to live. A statement like that puts an altogether different perspective on things.

So, my family joined me for a weekend, more or less a love-in. A highlight of...

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