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Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 25, 2005  |  0 comments

Olympus has announced the development of what they dub the world's fastest
"Designed for Digital" interchangeable fixed-aperture wide zoom
lenses. Designed for use with Olympus E-System digital SLR cameras, including
the E-1 and EVOLT E-300, these three new Digital Specific lenses -- Zuiko
Digital ED 14-35mm f2.0, Zuiko Digital ED 35-100mm f2.0 and Zuiko Digital ED
90-250mm f2.8 -- feature fixed apertures through the entire zoom range.
These three lenses are due to go on sale in fourth quarter of 2005.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 12, 2007  |  0 comments

Fujifilm U.S.A., Inc. is pleased to announce plans to re-introduce an ISO 50 Fujichrome
Velvia professional film, tentatively named Velvia II. Fujichrome Velvia (RVP
50) was the first high color saturation, high contrast transparency E-6 compatible
film when it was introduced in 1990 and was a favorite among photographers. Its
discontinuation was announced last year due to difficulties in procuring some
of the raw materials used to produce the emulsion.



As a result, Fujifilm research and development teams have developed substitute
raw materials and new manufacturing technologies that enable the company to restart
production. The new film is expected to be available in late spring 2007. The
characteristics of the new emulsion will mirror that of the previous product.



www.fujifilmusa.com
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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 08, 2005  |  0 comments

Olympus Imaging America Inc. has introduced the new Zuiko Digital ED 8mm F3.5
Full Frame Fisheye Lens. The Zuiko 8mm fisheye is designed to be digital specific
and render sharp edge-to-edge images, in an easy to handle size, and with a close
focus of less than 5 ½ inches.



Along with its many attributes this 8mm fisheye promises to set a new professional
standard for ultra wide-angle underwater photography because it can be used in
conjunction with the EVOLT E-300 digital SLR and the new PT-EO1 underwater housing
and PPO-E04 lens port at depths of up to 196 feet (60m).



This full frame fisheye lens has a 180º field of view diagonally to the Four
Thirds image sensor, and a focal length of 8mm (equivalent to 16mm in a 35mm camera).
Because of this it can be used to create extremely dramatic photographic images
that cannot be seen unaided with the human eye. Because this lens is specifically
designed for digital cameras and conforms to the "Four Thirds System,"
it will provide reliable photographic performance even at the edges of the images.




With a minimum focusing distance of 5.3 inches (0.79 inch from the front of the
lens to the subject), this lens can be used to approach the subject aggressively
for wide-close-up photography. This feature is the key to the creation of images
with exaggerated perspective effects.



Because of the different refractive indexes of light in air and water, the angle
of view underwater will be reduced to approximately 153º, and since it is
often more difficult to capture light underwater, it is necessary to get closer
to the subject. To remedy the problem, the super-close-up capability of this lens
allows photography of the subject just 0.79 inch from the front of the lens to
achieve the wide-close-up effects for which fisheye lenses are famous.



The new Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f3.5 Fisheye will go on sale in January 2006.



Estimated Street Price: $799.95

www.olympusamerica.com
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Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 04, 2008  |  0 comments

Apple today introduced Aperture 2, the next major release of its groundbreaking
photo editing and management software with over 100 new features that make it
faster, easier
to use and more powerful. With a streamlined user interface and entirely
new image processing engine, Aperture 2 also introduces new imaging tools
for highlight recovery, color vibrancy, local contrast definition,
soft-edged retouching, vignetting and RAW fine-tuning, and lets users
directly post their portfolios on the .Mac Web Gallery for viewing on the
web, iPhone, iPod touch and Apple TV. At a new low price of $199,
anyone can easily organize, edit and publish photos like a pro.

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Staff  |  Nov 16, 2009  |  0 comments

Wacom announced an exciting new computer input solution with the introduction of Multi-Touch in its new family of Bamboo tablets. Bamboo tablets are USB peripherals that deliver natural and intuitive input to desktop or laptop computer users. With the ultimate goal of creating harmony between humans and technology, Wacom combines Multi-Touch (finger-based input) with pen input to deliver an entirely new standard in human-computer interaction. “Multi-Touch provides a very natural and intuitive way for users to navigate and interact with applications,” said Dennis Hoff, senior consumer product manager for Wacom. “By combining Multi-Touch with our renowned pen technology, Bamboo provides users with a new computer input approach that is not only extremely flexible, but friendly, fresh and fun.”

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Press Release  |  Feb 07, 2011  |  0 comments

Argraph Corporation, the international supplier of photographic / imaging products, is introducing the new E-filming Digital Drive 360° Panorama Camera Base, an automatic system for making panorama, spherical and 3D rotation photographs quickly, easily and affordably.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 01, 2006  |  0 comments

Crane & Company has announced the official launch of Museo Silver Rag--a
digital fiber based photo paper designed with the fine art photographer in mind.
It combines the semi-gloss look of a traditional air-dried fiber print with
the feel of a fine cotton paper and the image quality rivaling market leading
photo quality inkjet papers. Manufactured to archival standards, Museo Silver
Rag provides exceptional print performance for both B&W and color imaging.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  May 18, 2007  |  0 comments

Efotolab.com has announced the release of the company's new EfotoLoader
software, which enables photographers to quickly and easily upload and begin
selling event prints.

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Staff  |  Jul 11, 2008  |  0 comments

Phase One has confirmed that the Phase One 645 Camera system -- providing professional
photographers freedom of choice -- is now in volume production and shipping to
customers world-wide. The Phase One 645 Camera body is lightweight, with a user-friendly
ergonomic design. It is an open platform, designed to support pro photographers'
choice of lenses and digital backs or film operation to achieve superior image
quality. The camera system comes with a warranty covering 3 years or 300,000 shutter
actuations, and is backed by full support and service of a global team of Phase
One dealers.
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Press Release  |  Mar 31, 2010  |  0 comments

Tenba’s new Ultralight Backpack is the newest addition to the company’s Shootout collection of outdoor bags. It weighs in at less than 48 ounces, yet has the capacity to fit a full-size professional digital camera system with one or two bodies, three to five lenses and all the usual accessories.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 12, 2006  |  0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. has announced it is expanding
its line of CompactFlash Elite Pro cards with the addition of a new 8-GB card.
The card is for studio, catalog and portrait photographers who need to produce
large files for catalog reproduction and other commercial purposes.  The
8-GB CompactFlash Elite Pro card joins the company’s 512 MB, 1-GB, 2-GB
and 4-GB CompactFlash cards. When used in conjunction with matching high-performance
digital devices, Kingston’s entire line of CF Elite Pro cards are said
to provide ultra-fast transfer times with read speeds up to 8 MB/sec. and write
speeds up to 6.75 MB/sec.

Kingston’s 8-GB Type I CompactFlash Elite Pro card has an
MSRP of $399.99. Kingston notes that some of the listed capacity is used for
formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. For
more information, please consult Kingston’s Flash Memory Guide at Kingston.com/Digital_Media_Guide.

All Kingston CompactFlash products come with a lifetime warranty
and free technical support. For more information on Kingston’s complete
Flash Memory product line, visit http://www.kingston.com.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 05, 2007  |  2 comments

Bogen Imaging is proud to announce a new education program entitled Bogen Café,
www.bogencafe.com. The Café is a workshop environment offered to college
students that explores imaging topics in actual situations that are rarely discovered
within the confines of a classroom.



To kick-off each workshop there will be an evening lecture that showcases the
work of Steven Katzman, a self-taught photographer, author, and professor of photography
at Ringling College of Art and Design (RCAD), Sarasota, FL, one of the top four-year
accredited art schools in the country. This highly motivational lecture will be
open to the entire student body and the local photographic community. The next
day will be comprised of two workshop courses that have been selected by the college
and is open only to the student body. The workshop will be followed up the next
day with a program at a participating photographic dealer.



The Bogen Café is a program that will highlight a special selection of
products from Bogen and the program's sponsors through a menu of scheduled
workshop presentations. The daylong workshops emphasize the importance of developing
alliances with companies that are defined by their products and customer relationships.
The co-sponsors include Hewlett-Packard Company, Hahnemuhle USA, Datacolor, Lensbabies,
Adobe, Wacom Technology, and Rangefinder.



Katzman is a living example that corporate sponsorships can enable someone to
remain at the forefront of digital technology. His workshops at RCAD have had
fruitful results for the faculty, students and the photo department's digital
imaging workflow. Katzman's first hand knowledge, expertise, and examples
are valuable assets for this new program. Never losing sight that the journey
is more important than the destination, Bogen Imaging and its co-sponsors are
there to provide the photographer with the tools that enable them to concentrate
on their creative vision, while Katzman provides first hand experience and examples
of his personal photographic journey.



Institutions and their students are at a point where they need to develop an alliance
with companies that are defined by their products and customer relationships.
Katzman believes that the relationship can continue to be developed, creating
new markets in the educational environments, perpetuated by associated resellers
and their customer base. With educational workshops at the site of the institutions/resellers,
such a relationship will be further strengthened and solidified, enabling students
to become users of the Café's sponsors' products throughout
their professional careers.



The Bogen Café intends to target 20 colleges and 20 dealerships per year
for the next four years, beginning August 2007. Anticipating a reach of hundreds
of photographers at each location, participating schools will be able to select
from the Bogen Imaging Workshop Café Course Menu, regarding which specific
programs they would like presented. Workshop topics include advanced lighting,
location lighting, fine art digital printing, large scale pigment printing, fine
printing, Adobe Lightroom, and more.



In recognition for achievement, each institution will select an individual scholarship
recipient. The scholarship recipient will have a selection of their work profiled
on the Café website, www.bogencafe.com. Each scholarship winner will also
receive a stable of equipment donated by the event sponsors, including a $1,000
Bogen Bux Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of Bogen Imaging distributed
products; a copy of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CS3; a Datacolor Spyder 2 Pro
colorimeter; sample packs of Hahnemuhle photo paper; a Lensbabies 3G selective
focus SLR lens; and a Wacom Intuos3 tablet (4X6).



The Bogen Imaging Café Course Menu is as follows:



Bogen Imaging Workshop Café Course Menu

Schools will be able to select from the following course menu:



Steven Katzman; Developing a Personal Vision, While Negotiating the Interpretive
Portrait, Thursday night's lecture, and Workshop



Advanced Lighting; Creative Solutions and Possibilities (Studio)



Less is More; Location Lighting with Portable Flash Units



Bend it Baby; Free your Mind and Your Body Will Follow, using the Lens Baby in
the studio and on location.



Defining the Social Landscape; On location at points of interest (relevant to
the area's social and historic community) using available and portable lighting
and edited in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.



The Digital Darkroom; Up to speed with Adobe Photoshop CS3, and Adobe Photoshop
Lightroom.



The Large-Scale Pigment Print; Creative Solutions using Multiple Captures, Stitching,
and Sharpening for Inkjet and Prepress Environment. This workshop will include
creating ICC profiles for monitor and printer.



Portfolio Review; Shooting Strategies for the Personal Voice, Pre-visualization
and Interpretation for creating the Fine Art Portfolio.



The Bogen Imaging Café confirmed schedule is:



Bogen Café Fall Schedule of Confirmed Schools and participating Photo Dealers



Art Institute of Florida August 23-25 Dale Laboratories



Daytona Beach Community College September 27-28 Kingston Photo and Studio



Foothill Community College, Palo Alto October 4-6 Keeble and Shuchat Photography



Heron School of Art October 11-13 Robert's Distributors



Community College of So. Nevada October 18-20 Casey's Camera



Art Institute of Chicago October 25-27 Calumet Photographic



Santa Monica Community College November 1-4 Samy's Camera



Austin Community College November 15-17 Precision Camera & Video



Ohio University November 8-10 Midwest Photo Exchange



For more information, visit www.bogencafe.com...

Staff  |  Oct 23, 2008  |  0 comments

Camera Armor, a leader in protective accessories for cameras and digital SLRs, announces the Seattle Sling waterproof camera bag. The first in their new line of Seattle Series Bags, the Seattle Sling features complete protection from the elements, featuring interior dry-bag technology that provides weather-proof protection in addition to impact safety.

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Press Release  |  Jul 12, 2010  |  0 comments

At the all-new and exciting Underwater Imaging World, photokina (September 21-26, 2010) will feature new and well-known exhibitors offering a wide range of products for enthusiasts of underwater photography. At interesting special areas, professionals and end consumers alike will for the first time have the opportunity to try out the products under real-life conditions in a test and diving pool.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 05, 2004  |  0 comments

Sekonic has announced the new L-558R DUALMASTER multi-function light meter with
wireless triggering built-in. This new light meter offers the advantage of triggering
cameras and flash units wirelessly. Fully compatible with the PocketWizard Plus
Receivers and MultiMAX Transceivers, it also triggers earlier PocketWizard radio
systems.

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