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Staff  |  Jul 25, 2008  |  0 comments

Samsung has unveiled its 2008 second-half digital camera line up with the launch
of four new models -- the TL34HD, TL9, SL310W and SL201.

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Press Release  |  Dec 21, 2009  |  0 comments

Leica
Camera AG, Solms presents a new, limited special edition -- the LEICA
M7 Edition ‘Hermès’. As the
successor to the ‘LEICA MP Edition Hermès’ launched in 2003, this is now the
second series of cameras created in cooperation with Hermès, the Parisian
company renowned throughout the world for its exclusive products. This
strictly limited LEICA M7 Edition ‘Hermès’ offers a total of 200 silver chrome
LEICA M7 cameras finished in exclusive calfskin leather supplied by Hermès. The
colors of this exclusive ‘Veau Swift’ leather are particularly extravagant.
Connoisseurs of items that are extraordinary in both quality and style may
choose between two eye-catching varieties in ‘Ètoupe’ and ‘Orange’. Only 100
cameras are available in each of the two leather colors.

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Press Release  |  Mar 16, 2011  |  1 comments

The Tiffen Company announced the release of a series of New Digital HT Filter Kits. The kits, available in the Twin Pack (Digital Ultra Clear and Circular Polarizer) and the ND Kit (ND 0.6, 1.2 and Color-Grad ND0.6), come with a padded 4 filter belt loop style filter case. The Digital HT Filters offer superior transmission, are easy to clean and scratch resistant, and are made with optically pure Water White glass and Tiffen’s ColorCore technology. They also come with a 10 year warranty. These filters offer a substantial savings over individual filter purchases and are available in sizes 52mm-82mm. Each filter comes with its own distinctive soft pouch for storage when not in use.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 01, 2005  |  0 comments

The following release was received from Ilford. While a bit breathless, it
shows the enthusiasm and effort involved in keeping the company afloat. I did
edit somewhat for length. --gs



After some four months of highly geared activity following the announcements
in February this year that ILFORD had been saved from total annihilation, the
newly emerged organization is now able to draw breath and assess its current
situation.



It was due to the swift and timely action of six of ILFORD Imaging's management
team - at some considerable personal financial risk to themselves - that the
UK-based company which headed the international group avoided being split up,
asset stripped, or otherwise totally lost. Via a cleverly constructed operation,
the liquidators were able to sell off the considerable areas of land at the
company's plant in Mobberly, Cheshire, to an investment company on the basis
that the plant would remain, thereby enabling the rest of the business to fall
within the capabilities of the team.



What amounted to something of a coup in the face of determined interest expressed
by 21 potential suitors which pursued the company through its most vulnerable
stages saw the team able to provide a more attractive solution to the liquidator.
This included not only satisfying the demands of the liquidation, but also ensuring
the continuation of a business which, over its 125-year history, had established
itself as the leading monochrome specialist.



Having had the deal and the buyout accepted to much acclaim, the team then had
to get the company fully on track: manufacturing processes operating, stocks
up to appropriate levels, sales, marketing and distribution fully functioning,
staffing organized and relations with both the company's overseas distributors
and its worldwide customers being re-established on a progressive basis. "It
has been a pretty hectic four months," states chairman and managing director
Phil Harris, "but we now have the company on a strong basis and ready
to take on the world in our endeavors to revitalize the ILFORD name."




ILFORD Photo is the trading name of HARMAN technology Ltd, the company under
which the new enterprise trades, and is the brand which will be used for all
monochrome products - film, paper and photochemistry. The HARMAN brand (drawn
from the name of ILFORD's founder in 1879, Alfred Harman) will be applied to
other aspects of the company's business, such as thin-layer film and paper coating
for the medical sector, as it becomes further organized.



The distributors in USA, France, Benelux, Switzerland and Australia are no longer
subsidiaries of ILFORD UK, but since their former parent company's crash, they
have re-organized themselves, mostly as independent companies, and will continue
handling the supply of ILFORD Photo products to their respective markets, as
do the many other companies which make up the global network of suppliers. The
ILFORD digital products manufacturing base in Switzerland is still involved
in discussions concerning its future.



HARMAN technology/ILFORD Photo now stands totally independent of any corporate
ties to the erstwhile group, and is concentrating on what it knows best, and
to which it is totally committed - black-and-white photography.



"Black-and-white analogue photography is the platform to which we are
all dedicated," explains Howard Hopwood, HARMAN/ILFORD Photo's marketing
and business development director. "Quite frankly, the rebirth of ILFORD
as a brand concentrating on this genre could not have been better timed.



"The world imaging market has been jumping through all kinds of hoops
over the last few years as it has come to terms with digital processes, just
as much as it has with the progress of color photography. Having done that,
and turned full circle back to its roots, those who really care about expressive
photography, and about preserving images in all their beauty, still acknowledge
that black-and-white is the one true medium.



It is this dedication to black-and-white, shared by Harris and Hopwood with
their fellow HARMAN technology directors: Andy Taylor (Finance Director), Steven
Brierley (Sales Director UK, USA and Australia), Simon Galley (Sales Director
European and Export Markets), and Peter Elton (Operations Director), which provides
the catalyst for the company's determined and carefully formulated assault on
the global market.



Nearly 400 people are now employed at Mobberly, with technology and production
capability up to full capacity. Eighty-five per cent of output is being exported,
and global distribution channels are all open. The management is in place and
fully functioning, as are all sales departments and personnel.



In view of the uncertainty that has existed in the worldwide monochrome consumables
field recently, especially regarding availability of black-and-white paper,
ILFORD Photo's relaunch of its comprehensive range of top quality products,
which includes a variety of black-and-white paper types, and the company's assurances
of continued future manufacture, are especially timely for the many enthusiasts
and professional photographers concerned about future supplies.



"In spite of being so busy over these months," comments Harris,
"the process has been cathartic, and great fun. Having structured the
company into a fully operational organization, we now look forward to facing
the challenge in all our marketplaces. If the extremely positive reaction we
have received so far is anything by which to judge, we can expect to be in a
very solid position very quickly."



www.ilfordphoto.com

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Staff  |  Nov 03, 2008  |  0 comments

The Mamiya DL28 Digital Camera System offers 28 Megapixels with a large
sensor with a pixel size of 7.2 microns, producing images with
unmatched richness and color accuracy, low noise, and striking
highlight and shadow detail. Its 3.5-inch (diagonal) screen is said to be the
largest in the industry and offers a bright, high-contrast touch
screen that is ideal for outdoor or indoor work.
The DL28 marries the professionally proven Mamiya camera system to the
innovative 28 megapixel Aptus-II 6 Digital Back from Leaf - a system
capable of unrivaled performance, image quality and value. The 645AFD
III body has a new coreless motor for faster, more accurate
autofocusing and an enhanced interface system that provides total
communication between the camera, lens and digital back. The 645AFD
III and Leaf Aptus-II 6 Digital Back work as an integral unit so
you'll never miss the action.

With 16-bit capture, 12 stop dynamic range and an ISO range of 50-800,
the Mamiya DL28 is a full featured professional digital solution that
allows photographers to focus on creating the image and not worrying
about the technology. The 28 MP back provides raw files of 53Mb, and
16 bit TIFF files in excess of 159 Mb - ensuring that you'll have the
information needed for virtually any size reproduction.

Compact flash media storage makes it easy to shoot untethered on
location or in the studio. You can also use the included firewire
cable and Leaf Capture 11.2 software to shoot directly to your
computer. And the latest Leaf Capture software allows other people -
in the field or in the studio - to view your creativity on their
iPhones as you continue shooting!

The Mamiya DL28 will be available November 2008.
MAP price is $14,999.

www.mamiya.com...

Press Release  |  May 03, 2010  |  0 comments

Red River Paper introduces 66lb. Polar Pearl Metallic photo inkjet paper. The new Polar Pearl Metallic is a truly unique inkjet paper that closely matches the look of photo lab metallic prints. Polar Pearl Metallic features the same aspects as its lab equivalent - a high gloss finish and a pearlescent base stock that yields an elegant iridescence in your images. The new paper is compatible with any inkjet printer and requires no special equipment, inks, or finishing techniques to achieve the metallic effect. Polar Pearl Metallic is part of Red River's Polar family of products, which represent the absolute state-of-the-art in photo inkjet papers.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 12, 2005  |  0 comments

Canon has announced an Amateur Photo Contest that will help provide supplement
funding for the 2007 Canon Envirothon--North America's largest high school
environmental education competition in which teams battle for recognition and
scholarships by demonstrating their knowledge of natural resources. Students
apply their training and problem-solving skills in five subject areas--soils,
aquatics, forestry, wildlife, and a current environmental issue that changes
each year.

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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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Staff  |  Apr 27, 2009  |  0 comments

The QuadroPod introduced by Novoflex is a four-leg tripod system.  The foundation of this system is a totally new design for a tripod collar that - thanks to its modular construction - can be equipped with different leg variations. Aluminum or carbon legs with 3 or 4 sections are available. Working heights from 2.8“ up to 70.9“ are possible with the current leg types. Moreover, additional leg types are under development, enabling working heights up to 91“. In addition, the different leg versions can be combined with each other and supplemented with clips/clamps, suction and screw-in-items from the Novoflex program.

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Press Release  |  Aug 19, 2010  |  0 comments

Image Engineering, one of the leading global companies for the development of measuring processes for digital imaging, has come up with a special highlight for the upcoming photokina 2010. With the help of the first-ever living test chart, visitors to the leading global trade fair for imaging, which will be held from September 21 to 26, can bring along their cameras or camera-equipped cell phones to the Boulevard in the trade fair halls and have them tested free of charge. This attention-getting activity is supported by Koelnmesse as the organizer of photokina and by other sponsors including CHIP Foto Video, Foto Gregor, and the image services provider Viabild.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 31, 2006  |  0 comments

Wi-Pics is designed for anyone who shoots large volumes of images and needs
to easily find them. The DICE AMERICA Wi-Pics with a USB port allows Wi-Pics
users to work with hand held barcode scanners, magnetic strip readers, and later
this year RFID. What makes Wi-Pics unique from other wireless cameras is its
data association. Data association is the ability to rename files as they are
captured and place data into the EXIF header of a JPEG file. Wi-Pics can work
with virtually any digital camera with a type 2 compact flash port.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 21, 2007  |  0 comments

Lexar has introduced Professional UDMA (Ultra Direct Memory Access) memory
cards, the latest addition to the company's Professional line of high-performance
cards. When paired with a UDMA-enabled device, such as Lexar's new Professional
FireWire 800 Reader, UDMA cards improve the professional photographer's
digital imaging experience by reducing the time needed to download captured
images to a destination computer. In addition, the benefits of Lexar Professional
UDMA memory cards extend well beyond card-to-computer transfer rates, to improved
in-camera performance in several UDMA-enabled digital camera backs and digital
SLR cameras expected to be announced later this year. Speed-rated at 300x, or
capable of a minimum sustained write speed of 45MB per second, and available
in capacities of 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB, new Lexar Professional UDMA cards deliver
a 125% performance improvement over Lexar's previous generation 133x CompactFlash®
product line when the card is used with a UDMA-enabled device.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 03, 2006  |  0 comments

Fujifilm has announced the new FinePix S6000fd, the first digital camera with
Fujifilm's Face Detection Technology. Also today, Fujifilm unveiled the FinePix
F20, a sister camera to the FinePix F30.



The
newest component of Fujifilm's Real Photo Technology, Face Detection Technology
operates exactly as its name implies, detecting up to 10 human faces regardless
of their position in the scene. Once identified, Fujifilm's Face Detection Technology
prioritizes the faces. Then, the FinePix S6000fd adjusts its focus and exposure
automatically so the intended subject is sharp, clear and exposed in the most
flattering manner. The photographer can easily disengage the Face Detection Technology
at the touch of a button.



Face Detection Technology is a complement to the other components of Real Photo
Technology, particularly the i-Flash system, which also is found on the SLR-styled
FinePix S6000fd. After the detection system identifies faces and the camera sets
focus and exposure, i-Flash adjusts its power intensity accordingly depending
on scene conditions. The end result of the two features working in concert is
a more life-like 'people picture' with natural tones and finer detail.
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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 05, 2007  |  0 comments

Due to an overwhelming demand for Delkin Devices' patent-pending SensorScope,
Delkin is now offering the option of purchasing the multiple award winning SensorScope
separate from their cleaning system. DSLR users worldwide have enthusiastically
embraced the product, resulting in several prestigious awards like a 2007 Innovative
Digital Products Award from the Digital Imaging Marketing Association (DIMA)
and 2007 Best Digital Accessory from the Technical Imaging Press Association
(TIPA). The SensorScope is the first and most effective device that allows you
to quickly check your sensor for dust and debris in a matter of seconds.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 08, 2006  |  0 comments

Ulead Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of InterVideo Inc. (NASDAQ: IVII), has announced
the release of Ulead PhotoImpact 12, Ulead's flagship image-editing software.
The latest version adds innovative features that allow beginners to immediately
enjoy success in editing their digital photos and sharing images in creative projects.



ExpressFix mode and the SmartGuide task-oriented help system are two high-visibility
enhancements designed to help introduce users to digital photography.



ExpressFix mode is a simplified interface providing commonly-used photo features
as guided and fully automatic tools. Featuring a large preview screen with before
and after views, users can adjust color, exposure and focus using intelligent
one-click presets. Noise reduction and PhotoImpact's unique SmartCurves
tone adjustment are available as fully-automated one-step processes. For photo
portraits, users can remove red-eye effects and enhance the complexion of subjects
with a Beautify Skin option. ExpressFix mode also provides direct links to PhotoImpact
12's enhanced White Balance correction feature as well as options to rotate,
print, and e-mail photos.
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