March 31 , 2009
April Table Of ContentsIn This eNewsletter:
How-To – Exposure Tips
Industry Perspective – Surge in Online Photofinishing
What's New This Month – Nikon, Canon, onOne, Kodak, and Jobo
Test Report – Tamron SP AF10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DiII LD Aspherical (IF) Super Wide, Lightweight Zoom
Vote! – Comment briefly on your backup strategy
Workshops – Learn and Show
Shutterbug Forums – Your Photo & Digital Imaging Source

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Exposure Tips
Outdoor Fill Flash/Exposure Compensation Combo
by George Schaub

When working outdoors think of your built-in flash or auxiliary speedlight as a secondary light source that can be used to supplement, but not overpower the essential light source, the sun. Use that secondary source as a way to highlight certain subjects or reveal shadow areas that might otherwise be too dark. The main consideration is to use the flash so that it does not make the photo look untrue, or so overexposed (in relation to the main light) that it is apparent that a flash was used.
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Industry Perspective
Surge in Online Photofinishing
by Ron Leach, Publisher

According to a recent report released by InfoTrends, online photofinishing revenues in the U.S. will surpass $1.5 billion by 2012—more than doubling since 2007. The largest growth category is expected to be custom photo gifts and merchandise which is anticipated to represent nearly 70% of that total—up from less than 50% two years ago.
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What's New This Month
Nikon P90: 24x Optical Wide Angle Zoom
This lens offers wide angle (26mm) to super telephoto coverage (624mm).

Canon Wide-Angle Tilt-Shift Lenses
Canon U.S.A., Inc. has introduced two new Tilt-Shift lenses, the TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II and the TS-E 17mm f/4L.

onOne Software's PhotoTools 2
onOne Software, Inc. has announced the immediate availability of PhotoTools 2 Standard and Professional Edition.

Kodak Now Offers EKTAR 100 in 120 Format
Eastman Kodak Company continues to expand the options available to photographers by offering its new Kodak Professional EKTAR 100 Film in 120 format.

JOBO photoGPS Compatible with Mac OS
JOBO AG has announced Mac OS compatibility for the new JOBO photoGPS - a small and lightweight Global Positioning System.

Tamron SP AF10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DiII LD Aspherical (IF) Super Wide, Lightweight Zoom
by George Schaub

There was time when those seeking super-wide lenses for APS-C size sensor cameras didn’t have much choice, but new light gathering systems that distribute light evenly from lens to sensor, as well as new optical formulas from camera makers and independent lens manufacturers, have changed that point of view. The latest in this welcome new class of glass is from Tamron, with their 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 offering. Priced at around $500 (street) and weighing in at about 14 oz., the Tamron 10-24mm is useable for cameras that require “motor in the lens” operation, such as the Nikon D40X, on which this lens was tested.  The DiII designation tells you that this lens is for digital SLRs with APS-C sensors.
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