October 27, 2009
October Table Of ContentsIn This eNewsletter:
How-To – Metering Modes
Industry Perspective – Camera Phones Coming of Age
What's New This Month – Nikon, Panasonic, Tallyn, Benro, and W
How-To – Slide Shows That Shine
How-To – In-Camera Monochrome Contrast Control
Vote! – Comment on what you see as the advantage of a fast prime lens.
Workshops – Learn and Show
Shutterbug Forums – Your Photo & Digital Imaging Source

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Metering Modes
by George Schaub

Metering modes determine how light is interpreted and translated into photographic terms. The exposure meter and accompanying microprocessor measure and convert various brightness levels to aperture and shutter speed values, which are the way the camera controls light, and set them for you in the Autoexposure modes.
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Industry Perspective
Camera Phones Coming of Age
by Ron Leach, Publisher

Most “serious” photographers own at least one pocket-size digital camera so that they’re always prepared to capture an interesting scene—even if their trusty SLR is back home in the camera cabinet. That means many of us go about our daily lives carrying a compact camera, a mobile phone, an iPod and perhaps even a Blackberry. Well, the ongoing evolution of camera phones may, for some, lighten the load by replacing the compact camera and mobile phone with one device as several new models offer high-quality optics, 5-megapixel resolution, and a robust imaging feature set previously unavailable with basic camera phones.
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What's New This Month
Nikon D3000 Nikon D3000
Nikon Inc. announced the D3000 digital SLR camera, a compact D-SLR with a 10.2-megapixel sensor.

Panasonic LUMIX, 18X Optical Superzoom
Panasonic announced the new LUMIX DMC-FZ35, a digital camera featuring AVCHD Lite, High Definition video recording capability, combined with a powerful 27mm wide-angle, 18x optical zoom LEICA DC lens.

Laptop Deck For Pro Photographers
Tallyn's Laptop Deck is specifically designed for digital photographers who want to have their laptop as close at hand as their camera.

Benro Tripods Available in the United States
Benro, who has been manufacturing tripods for more than 10 years, offers high quality tripods, monopods and heads that are built to professional standards at an extraordinary value.

WD Ships Industry's First 1 TB Mobile Hard Drive
WD announced two new mobile hard drives that reach new capacity extremes.

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Slide Shows That Shine
Digital Makes It A Whole New Ball Game
by Jon Canfield

Creating slide shows used to be a time consuming task—getting the slides in the right order, making sure nothing was backwards or upside down in the slide tray (and not dropping the tray!), and setting up the screen and projector. And, let’s not forget the really hard part—getting everyone together to watch the show.
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In-Camera Monochrome Contrast Control
Get Film & Filter Looks With Your Digital Camera
by George Schaub

Although the images you create are in color (RGB) you also have the ability to create black and white images in your digital camera using the Monochrome “creative” or “picture style” setting. This “desaturates” the color but the image remains in RGB mode. Most cameras have various options in this style, including adding various “filter” effects. These emulate how a black and white film image would be altered when shooting with a color filter over the lens. Often called “color contrast” filters they affect how certain colors within the scene are rendered, making some lighter or darker than they would be without the filter.
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High-ratio zoom lenses certainly are convenient, but may give up speed for convenience. Prime, fixed focal length lenses generally are faster, but obviously do not offer the convenience of zooms. Do you currently own a fast, fixed focal length lens?
Please comment briefly on what you see as the advantage of a fast prime lens.
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