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Robert E. Mayer  |  Oct 01, 2006  |  0 comments

Manufacturers/Distributors

Argraph Corporation (Sunblitz)
111 Asia Pl.
Carlstadt, NJ 07072
(201) 939-7722
www.argraph.com

Nikon Inc.
1300 Walt Whitman Rd.
Melville, NY 11747
(800) 645-6687
http://www.nikonusa.com"...

David B. Brooks  |  Oct 01, 2006  |  0 comments

Technical Specifications

PANEL
Panel Size And Type: 53cm (21.1") TFT color LCD panel
Viewing Angles (H,V): 178°, 178° (at contrast ratio of 10:1)
Brightness/Contrast: 450 cd/m2/1000:1
Response Time: 16 ms (typical)
Midtone Response...

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 29, 2006  |  0 comments

The Sigma Corporation has announced the launch of the new Sigma SD14 Digital
SLR camera. The new SD14, powered by the 14 megapixels Foveon X3 direct-image-sensor,
features four JPEG recording modes, large and bright pentaprism viewfinder with
98% coverage, a built-in flash with a Guide Number of 11, 5-point AF system,
a large 2.5-Inch 150,000 pixel resolution LCD monitor as well as a durable shutter
mechanism that has over 100,000 cycle life.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 26, 2006  |  0 comments

The first-ever Sundance Photographic Workshop opened with great acclaim from
students who are experiencing one-to-one and group instruction from wildlife
photographer Moose Peterson and photojournalist Kevin Gilbert. Moose and Kevin
are world-renowned as highly accomplished and creative photographic instructors.



Photo-passionate students are excited by the opportunity and challenge of honing
their craft, as well as inspired by the immense, awesome natural beauty of the
mountainous Sundance region. They are also enjoying Sundance's famous 4-star
cuisine -- a signature feature of the Utah resort community among travel aficionados
worldwide. The Sundance Photographic Workshop continues the Sundance community's
dedication to supporting the arts and the creative process.

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George Schaub  |  Sep 26, 2006  |  0 comments

One look at the specs of this new Tamron zoom and you'll understand why
it's immediately attractive to anyone carrying around a digital SLR in
their day bag. Weighing in at around 15 oz and measuring just under 3x3.2",
the lens is quite the marvel of size for what it delivers in focal length and
aperture options. Indeed, if someone told me that a constant aperture, 17mm
wide lens would be this size a few years back I'd have thought they had
lost their optical marbles. To be fair, however, that 17mm is not really a 17mm
in 35mm equivalent, thus practical terms, and I wonder why lenses like this
are still labeled that way. This lens is only for APS-C sensors, which means
it has the "35mm equivalent" of a 27mm wide angle view and 80mm
tele.


Tamron's new 17-50mm zoom, available in Canon, Nikon, Konica
Minolta (read Sony), and Pentax (read Samsung) mounts is highly
portable and compact.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 26, 2006  |  0 comments

Eastman Kodak Company is extending its partnership with Leica Camera AG to
provide image sensors for the newly announced LEICA M8. The new KODAK KAF-10500
image sensor was developed specifically for use with the M8, and marks Kodak's
second collaboration with Leica, building on the success of Kodak's interaction
with Leica on the LEICA DIGITAL-MODULE-R.



The first digital camera to use the Leica viewfinder system, the LEICA M8 extends
the Leica M series into the digital world. By working closely with Leica, Kodak
designed and optimized the new image sensor to meet the demanding needs of Leica
photographers.



With a resolution of over 10 million pixels, the KAF-10500 continues Kodak's
legacy of offering high performance imaging devices that leverage Kodak's
Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) technology for low noise, high sensitivity, and wide
dynamic range. Utilizing a 6.8µm pixel architecture, the sensor uses an
optimized microlens configuration to maximize center to corner uniformity for
improved image quality, particularly important for the broad incident light
angles associated with M series lenses. The sensor also includes anti-blooming
protection to prevent against image corruption during high light level conditions.



For more information on the KAF-10500 image sensor, visit www.kodak.com/go/imagers.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 26, 2006  |  0 comments

Unibind http://www.unibind.com,
has announced that it will demo the Unibind Professional Series XU138 Book Creator
for the first time at Photokina.



This do-it-yourself binding system is said to be perfect for weddings or other
special occasions. Priced at $455.00, XU138 binding machine can help generate
additional income for wedding photographers by allowing them to offer their
wedding customers hard-cover 8 ½" x 11" personalized wedding
photobooks/albums during or after photographing an event. The wedding party
can also quickly create their own wedding photobooks/albums the day of the wedding
to give out at the reception using a digital camera, photo printer and Unibind
XU138 at the wedding.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 26, 2006  |  0 comments

Pentax Imaging Company has announced the Pentax K10D digital SLR camera with
10.2 effective megapixels and a host of advanced technologies including a Pentax-developed
Shake Reduction (SR) system and a weather- resistant body.



The most significant features in the K10D include a Pentax-developed Shake Reduction
(SR) system that effectively offers a 2.5 to 4 stop advantage for sharp, blur-free
images even under difficult shooting conditions, such as macro and telephoto
photography or low light settings without a flash. The system does not require
special anti-shake lenses and can be used with more than 24 million Pentax lenses
produced since 1964.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 26, 2006  |  0 comments

While film news here will be scant, Kodak did introduce two new color negative
films, actually updates on their professional Portra emulsions in the ISO 100
and 400 speeds. There are four in all, with two being NC ("natural color")
and two being VC ("vivid color.") The retouching layer has been eliminated
from the back side of the film, making them eminently more scannable. Kodak says
that it has incorporated all their latest research into these films making them
finer grain, sharper and with better color and dynamic range than films in the
past. True, if there's one thing film has over digital it is the ability
to handle a wider exposure range, especially in the highlight values.



www.kodak.com ...

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 26, 2006  |  0 comments

Continuing its courtship of professional and advanced amateur photographers
who wish to make their own prints, Hp has announced the amateur-oriented 8350,
an A3 (13x19) size, 6-ink printer, and two new large format DesignJet printers,
models 2100 and 3100, both of which are available in 24 in and 44 in models.
The difference is that the 2100 is an 8-ink printer and the Z3100 is a 12-ink
printer.

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