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Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 17, 2005  |  0 comments

In late August 2004, ILFORD Imaging USA Inc communicated that the accounting
firm Grant Thornton had appointed partners Mark Byers, Malcolm Shierson and
Les Ross as joint administrators of the UK parent company Ilford Imaging Limited,
and joint administrative receivers of our UK affiliate, Ilford Imaging UK Limited.
One of the major consequences of this action was the implementation of restructuring
plans at all ILFORD entities worldwide. The first round of these changes have
been completed.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 20, 2006  |  0 comments

In recognition of the centenary of Victor Hasselblad's birth on March 8, 2006,
Hasselblad has announced the Hasselblad 503CWD Anniversary Kit, a prestigious
high-end photographic system that offers state-of-the-art digital capture technology
elegantly integrated with a classically designed Hasselblad 503CW body.



Combining the rugged reliability of the black and chrome V System body, with its
range of high performance, central shutter-based lenses, and the technology of
Hasselblad's new CFV digital back, the exclusive Hasselblad 503CWD perfectly melds
the heritage of the old Hasselblad with the focus of the new Hasselblad on digital
high-end photography to create a new digital workhorse. Of undoubted appeal to
the Hasselblad connoisseur, the camera delivers the perfect blend of versatility
and simplicity in a compact, professional tool that gives the user complete control
over digital image capture and is a pleasure to operate.



The 503CWD Anniversary kit will be supplied as a limited edition of 500 cameras,
each one numbered and engraved with Victor Hasselblad's signature. Reassuringly
solid, the kit comprises a 503CWD body with waist-level finder, specially marked
focusing screen and chrome winding lever, a Zeiss Planar CFE 2.8/80mm lens and
a CFV digital back, and will be supplied with a beautifully produced book marking
Victor's anniversary.



For existing Hasselblad V System users, the new CFV digital back, the successor
of the V96C back, will also be available separately. Built to match the design
and functionality of the Hasselblad V System cameras, it can be easily and elegantly
integrated into an existing Hasselblad system, enabling the photographer to work
in exactly the same manner and with their preferred equipment, but with the productivity
benefits of digital photography over film.



MSRP Pricing: Hasselblad 503CWD

Anniversary Kit: $12,995

CFV: $9,995



Product availability will be the end of March. The Hasselblad website has been
updated with new product details.

www.hasselblad.com.
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Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 13, 2005  |  0 comments

Leaf and Mamiya have announced the latest 22 Megapixel D-SLR, the Leaf Mamiya
ProDigital II. Comprised of the New Mamiya 645AFDII camera and the Leaf Aptus
back, the new ProDigital II offers medium format quality with the convenience
of a small format system.

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Press Release  |  Oct 20, 2010  |  0 comments

Leaf Imaging introduced the world’s highest resolution, one-shot medium format digital camera back. The Leaf Aptus-II 12 (and Leaf Aptus-II 12R with internal rotating sensor) is said to deliver the world’s highest-quality image capture. It is both a major technical advance and another important illustration of the benefits of medium format camera technology – namely, the ability to support a very large image sensor, with enormous light sensitivity and high dynamic range.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 05, 2007  |  0 comments

Leaf has announced the new Leaf AFi -- a next-generation, medium-format
digital camera. Specifically designed for high-resolution digital photography,
the Leaf AFi product line is comprised of three models: Leaf AFi 7, Leaf AFi
6 and Leaf AFi 5. The Leaf AFi offers up to 70 images per minute, combined with
a very large, ergonomically-designed screen and body. It incorporates the latest
Schneider Autofocus Digital (AFD) lenses. These lenses have been specifically
created for use with 30+ MP digital camera backs -- offering optimal focus
while making the best use of high-resolution CCD sensors. Based on a newly-designed
ergonomic camera body, the Leaf AFi offers myriad unique features, including:

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 23, 2004  |  0 comments

Leaf America has announced the latest generation of portable and studio digital
camera backs - the Leaf Aptus. This new product line has the portability and
ease-of-use of consumer products, combined with the robustness, resolution and
powerful workflow required by professional photographers. The Leaf Aptus product
line includes the Leaf Aptus 22 and Leaf Aptus 17 digital camera backs with
resolutions of 22 and 17 megapixels respectively.

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Press Release  |  Dec 04, 2009  |  0 comments

Leaf Imaging announced the Leaf Aptus-II 5 medium format digital camera back. The company’s newest addition to the Leaf Aptus-II product family, the Leaf Aptus-II 5 features a resolution of 22 MP.  At a capture rate of 0.9 seconds per frame, it represents the family’s fastest digital back. The Leaf Aptus-II series of digital backs offers professional photographers the speed, image quality and flexibility to allow their work to keep pace with their imagination. Leaf Aptus-II series backs offer the largest display, 3.5” (6x7 cm), and only touch screen controls in the medium format market. The Leaf Aptus-II 5 camera back is priced at $7,995. The Phase One 645AF camera body with 80 mm lens is available for an additional $2,000.  All equipment can be ordered now from Leaf dealers (for the dealer nearest you, please see: http://www.leaf-photography.com/findaleaf_nam.asp).

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 26, 2006  |  0 comments

Leaf has debuted its new Leaf Aptus S-Series at Photokina. The three new digital
camera backs: Leaf Aptus 75S, Leaf Aptus 65S, and Leaf Aptus 54S-- feature
record-breaking speed rates and unlimited burst depths.



The Leaf Aptus S-Series camera backs have the capability to deliver exceptional
shooting speeds from 0.8 seconds per frame--or as many as 75 frames per
minute--with unlimited burst depths. The design incorporates advanced,
accelerated image-processing hardware, including a new, lossless image-compression
engine, designed to achieve record-breaking speeds. Leaf has significantly accelerated
shooting speed by doubling the CCD sensor readout speed, and has also doubled
the buffer size to effectively support unlimited burst depths. The new S-Series
maximizes the newest Sandisk CompactFlash Extreme IV card technology for portable
shooting. The camera backs support the latest Firewire 800 standard for data
transfer of up to 800Mbps and sensitivity levels up to 800 ISO.



The Leaf Aptus is the world's first and only camera back with a built-in
6 x 7 cm touch screen LCD. This design innovation enables professional photographers
to work intuitively, accessing any point on the RAW image with one touch for
quick evaluation. The large touch screen gives one-tap access to a range of
essential functions and predefined settings that are typically needed before
and during a photo shoot. The interface can be accessed in six languages, including
Chinese and Japanese.



New Leaf Capture 10 versions for PC and Intel Mac

The latest version of Leaf Capture 10.1 now includes live video, a new temperature
slider, and additional new features. Leaf is also launching a PC version of
Leaf Capture 10. Designed for simplicity, the Leaf Capture 10 application is
the ideal shooting partner for professional photographers. The software supports
real-time adjustment and perfection of images while the photos are being taken,
using one clear, simple window to perform the tasks and view the results. With
the ability to view Leaf RAW images 1:1, photographers can see the true data
from their shots and check essential settings. The ease and efficiency of this
operation deliver significant timesavings and productivity gains.



At the show Leaf is showcasing three demonstration studios to represent a commercial
studio, a fashion shoot, and a surprise main attraction.

For additional information visit: www.leaf-photography.com.


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Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 08, 2005  |  0 comments

Leaf America has announced the next generation of Leaf digital camera backs
for professional photographers: Leaf Aptus 75 and Leaf Aptus 65. Offering superior
image quality, the backs also feature a 6x7cm LCD touch screen that provides
complete control over the image capture process.

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Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2016  |  0 comments

Photoshop is such a comprehensive tool that it offers a wide array of capabilities that are unfamiliar to many photographers. Thanks to this fast-paced video tutorial from Tutvid, you can learn 10 hidden Photoshop tricks that are sure to improve your images.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 27, 2017  |  0 comments

The use of sliders is a familiar practice for everyone who edits their images, regardless of the software employed. The most common practice is to simply click and drag on the slider handle.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 04, 2016  |  0 comments

We’ve been featuring the highly educational photography videos of Filmmaker IQ this past month and here’s another fascinating clip to kick off 2016. Titled “The Properties of Camera Lenses,” the video is narrated, once again, by John P. Hess, and gives you the scoop on everything you ever wanted to know about how lenses work.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Many portrait photographers employ a portable light to boost ambient illumination and fill in shadows when shooting outdoors. In the four-minute video below you’ll see how simple diffusion panels can modify the quality of light and give you exactly the look you’re after.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 05, 2017  |  0 comments

The simple teleconverter is a compact and relatively affordable add-on that will increase the magnification of your lens and dramatically enhance its versatility. All teleconverters are not created equal, however, so watch the video below to learn more about these very useful tools.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 16, 2017  |  0 comments

Photoshop’s powerful Radial Gradient Tool can be used for a variety of applications. In the straightforward tutorial below, image-editing expert Blake Rudis explains why this oft-ignored tool is one of his favorites, and how you can use it to easily enhance both landscape and portrait photographs.

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