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Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 08, 2006  |  0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc.announced it is upgrading its "Ultimate"
line of CompactFlash memory cards by preloading the cards with Ontrack's
EasyRecovery Professional software version 6.1. Kingston's Ultimate line
of Compact Flash cards is targeted for professional and advanced amateur photographers.


The Ontrack EasyRecovery Professional software provides data recovery capabilities
for lost digital photos. In addition, Kingston will increase the sustained write
speed on its 2/4-GB CompactFlash Ultimate cards from 100x to 133x and will add
a new 8-GB capacity card with a write speed of 133x to the line.


EasyRecovery Professional version 6.1, the latest data recovery software from
Ontrack, is designed to retrieve photos that have been corrupted or accidentally
deleted. EasyRecovery Professional provides a complete, easy-to-use interface
to recover photos, providing photographers with added peace of mind and greater
image protection.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 07, 2006  |  0 comments

The new Nikon D80 replaces the D70 and D70s, and becomes Nikon's mid-level
DSLR aimed squarely at photo enthusiasts and advanced amateurs. Having had a
brief time with the camera at a one-on-one session with Nikon, there are many
aspects that are marked improvement on the successful D70s, and some that come
as bonus features for a camera at this price range. We'll have a full
test as soon as we get our hands on a production sample (as we don't test
prototypes) but in the meantime here's the skinny on some of the camera's
features.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 06, 2006  |  0 comments

Olympus Imaging America Inc. has introduced the new 2 GB Type M-Series xD-Picture
Card, called the M2 GB, an advanced ultra-compact memory media designed for digital
cameras. The M2 GB has the greatest storage capacity in the xD-Picture Card series
and is scheduled to go on sale in August 2006.
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Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 05, 2006  |  0 comments

Fujifilm has responded to this influx of high-resolution pictures by providing
a media card that doubles the memory capacity of the current 1GB product. Like
the 1GB xD-Picture Card, the 2GB version is lightweight and compact--one
of the smallest media cards available. In addition to the added memory, it has
quick reading and writing speeds for a smoother digital photography experience.
The 2GB xD card will be available in September.

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Joe Farace  |  Sep 01, 2006  |  0 comments

"You will not be able to plug in, turn on, and cop out."
--Gil Scott-Heron

Is the raw file format the solution or the problem? According to OpenRAW (www.openraw.org), "closed, proprietary, raw file formats present many immediate and future challenges for photographers." Some of their reasons...

Roger W. Hicks & Frances E. Schultz  |  Sep 01, 2006  |  0 comments

Is there still a demand for an entry-level film SLR camera? The folks at Voigtländer seem to think so, evidenced by their new VSL 43. It is very much an entry-level SLR, with a manually set (but completely battery-dependent) shutter from 1/2 sec to 1/2000 sec, flash sync at 1/60 sec, manual focusing, manual diaphragm, and manual film advance. There is a through-lens meter...

Peter K. Burian  |  Sep 01, 2006  |  0 comments

Digital cameras with built-in shake compensating devices have been available for at least three years, but this feature is definitely increasing in popularity. At one time, an Image Stabilizer was considered to be necessary only with long telephoto lenses, but it's quickly making its way down the ranks. Today, you can find cameras with short 3x optical zooms that are...

Howard Millard  |  Sep 01, 2006  |  0 comments

Color can thrill, color can dazzle, but often a black and white or monochrome image is more powerful. Black and white may better convey the feeling you want to evoke for a particular image--more dramatic, more abstract. Paradoxically, even when you know that you want a final photo in black and white, you should shoot digitally in color, as you should scan a film or print...

Howard Millard  |  Sep 01, 2006  |  0 comments

Would you like to transform your photographs into striking works of art echoing oil paint on canvas, charcoal on textured art paper, woodcut, silkscreen, watercolor, pastel, pencil drawing, even mosaic tiles or scores of other natural art media? Whether for your own artistic expression or to broaden the services you offer to clients, creating naturalistic art directly from...

Maria Piscopo  |  Sep 01, 2006  |  0 comments

What's new in the stock photography business? As most photographers already know, the business of stock photography has changed dramatically in the last five years. It no longer can be supplied with photos left over from an assignment or old photos sitting in a file drawer. Stock photo sales can be a potential profit center, but only for those willing to put in the time and...

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