August 26, 2008

September Table Of ContentsIn This eNewsletter:
First Look- Nik Software Silver Efex Pro
Industry Perspective - New “Four Thirds” System On the Way
What's New This Month - Calumet, Lenovo, Kingston, and more
Lens Review - Sigma APO 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Lens
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Comment on your experience with high ratio zoom lenses, specifically above 3X.
Workshops - Learn and Show
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Nik Software Silver Efex Pro
by George Schaub

The latest offering from the Nik Software folks is titled Silver Effects Pro, catering to black and white fans of the digital darkroom. Like many such offerings of late this one is a plug-in that works with Adobe Photoshop CS2 and CS3, in both Windows and Mac, as well as with Mac’s Aperture. By plug-in is meant that the program is not “standalone”, but works within the structure of the mother ship. To open it once installed you go to Filter>Nik>Silver EFEX Pro.
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New “Four Thirds” System On the Way
by Ron Leach, Publisher

The 2008 Photokina World of Imaging exposition is rapidly approaching, and we can expect some interesting technological developments between now and when the event opens in Cologne, Germany on September 23. One such announcement coming out of Japan is that Olympus and Panasonic are collaborating on a new “Micro Four Thirds System” that will result in lighter and more compact interchangeable lens cameras.
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Calumet Calumet Backpacks
Calumet's new backpacks combine the comfort and protection necessary for transporting your digital SLR camera system and laptop computer anywhere in the world.

Lenovo ThinkPad W700
Lenovo has introduced the ThinkPad W700, a 17-inch widescreen mobile workstation engineered with technologies and innovations to exceed the demands of the most data and graphics-intensive users.

Kingston Technology High Capacity 32GB Card
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. announced it is shipping a 32GB Elite Pro SDHC Flash memory card for use with today's digital video camcorders and other high-resolution imaging devices.

COOLPIX P6000 Offers Digital SLR Shooting Control In A Compact Camera
Nikon Inc. has introduced its newest flagship COOLPIX compact camera, the COOLPIX P6000. Featuring 13.5 megapixels, a new, built-in global positioning system.

World's First Full Frame 645 Medium Format Camera System Based on Breakthrough Sensor Technology
Phase One A/S announced the P 65+ digital back and the P 65+ camera system based on Sensor+ CCD technology co-developed with DALSA Semiconductor.

Sigma APO 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Lens
by George Schaub

The Sigma APO 150-50mm lens is a moderately fast, super-telephoto zoom designed to work with both APS-C and full-frame DSLR cameras. It offers quite useful close focusing (7.2 ft) and two modes of what they deem “optical stabilization” (OS.) Weighing in at 67.4 oz you always know its there, but then again this is one impressive piece of glass. I recently worked with the lens in northern New Mexico.
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Tamron has recently announced the development of an 18-270mm zoom for digital cameras with APS-C sensors. This is an amazing 15X range. In the past, this type of zoom ratio was considered quite high. As zoom design and construction has improved, have you found yourself using high ratios zooms, or do you still consider 3X the maximum for your work?
Please comment briefly on your experience with high ratio zoom lenses, specifically above 3X.

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Tamron Photo Workshops
Learn How to Take Great Images at a Tamron In-The-Field Photo Workshop Led by Professional Photographers.

Secret Italy – The Photography Workshop with Kevin Kubota
Kubota Image Tools announces that there are still spots available for professional and advanced amateur photographers that would like to attend Kevin Kubota’s 4th creative Italy photography workshop.

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