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Joe Farace  |  Jun 01, 2004  |  0 comments

It may surprise some readers to discover that the CCD was invented at Bell Labs in 1969, a fine year for wine, songs, and cars--think of the awesome Plymouth Road Runner. CMOS is a little older, having been developed in 1948. While curmudgeonly writers and editors patiently wait for this...

David B. Brooks  |  Jun 01, 2004  |  0 comments

This department will attempt
to provide solutions to problems readers may have getting into and using
digital cameras, scanning, and using digital photographic images with
a computer and different kinds of software. All...

Joe Farace  |  Jun 01, 2004  |  0 comments

Digital back makers for medium and large format cameras happily search for the ultimate image-making machine. In my view, they may be cheerfully unaware that the devices they are busily producing may not have anything to attach them to in a few years because no company is making affordable, under $2000...

Jack Neubart  |  Jun 01, 2004  |  0 comments

Everywhere you turned throughout the big PMA halls you'd find more and more accessories for digital photography. Perhaps the biggest category was new memory cards and drives, storage devices, and portable memory download solutions. And then there were the increasing numbers of devices for both...

Frances E. Schultz  |  Jun 01, 2004  |  0 comments

Wrinkles or character lines? Few people want their portraits to show every line on their face. The camera may not...

Roger W. Hicks  |  Jun 01, 2004  |  0 comments

Reloadable labyrinth-style cassettes are nothing new: they were launched with the original Leica when it became clear that darkroom loading and unloading was not going to be outstandingly convenient. This is why a standard load is 36; the original Leica...

Maria Piscopo  |  Jun 01, 2004  |  0 comments

I have seen a lot of web
pages from photographers in my role as photo rep, writer, and consultant,
so it was especially rewarding to spend some time with photographer
Rick Etkin and discuss his new website,

C.A. Boylan  |  Jun 01, 2004  |  0 comments

Through The Lens: National Geographic Greatest Photographs; National Geographic Books, 1145 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036; hard cover; 504 pages; $30; (ISBN 0-7922-6164-X)

This glorious title from National Geographic features 250 images...

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 01, 2004  |  0 comments

Just as when you send out five photographers to the same spot and they all come back with a different picture, our editors came away from the big PMA Show with one or two (or a few) products that caught their eye. Their choices reflect their professional interest, how the product might help make...

Robert E. Mayer  |  Jun 01, 2004  |  0 comments

Having attended the ever-growing PMA trade show for 40 years, I'm used to seeing lots of interesting new items of appeal to general photo enthusiasts. This year was no exception, but new offerings seemed to be primarily in the rapidly expanding digital-oriented category, which other editors were...

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