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Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 01, 2006  |  0 comments

Argraph
Corporation has introduced the innovative new Samigon V-H Flip Bracket. The new
Samigon V-H Flip Bracket is designed for both digital and traditional 35mm SLR
cameras. It allows photographers to flip their camera from Vertical to Horizontal
without changing flash position. This flip motion is smooth and does not require
any locking or unlocking, enabling the photographer to go from vertical to horizontal
as quickly as the action dictates. The flash is mounted on a plate attached to
two telescoping sections extending up to 28" high to eliminate shadow and
red eye.



The Samigon V H Flip Bracket has a specially designed platform that folds up neatly
into its own customized nylon case when not in use so that it occupies very little
space in a camera bag. A sliding camera mount allows the camera to be centered
under the flash no matter where the tripod mount is located on the camera. There
is also a large rubber handgrip so the photographer can easily carry the camera
and flash.



Additional information is available at www.argraph.com.

Press Release  |  Mar 31, 2010  |  0 comments

The new ewa-marine U-BF100 waterproof/all weather housing has been designed to give photographers more control and creative freedom when using their DSLR’s above as well as below water.

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Staff  |  Oct 02, 2008  |  0 comments

Bogen Imaging proudly announces a free webinar titled “Selling Your Products Online? Learn How to Shoot Products that Sell Themselves.” The course will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m EDT, on Friday, October 3, and will provide businesses, especially the growing number of online retailers that shoot their own product photography, with valuable information on how to produce more effective, ready-to-use digital images.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 07, 2005  |  0 comments

The new C-7070 Wide Zoom from Olympus features a wide-angle lens on a magnesium body and a 7.1-megapixel CCD. With its 4x optical zoom wide-angle lens (equivalent
to 27 to 110mm, f2.8 -- f.8.0), the C-7070 Wide Zoom enables photographers
to capture more of their field of view. For nature photographers, the C-7070
features a Super Macro mode that enables shooting from 1.18 inches. The camera's
1.8-inch Semi-Transmissive swivel LCD makes it easy to take pictures at any
angle -- above the head, from the side, or with the camera placed on the
ground. The LCD can even be swiveled 180° for taking self-portraits. And
while conventional LCD screens appear dim against bright light, the Semi-Transmissive
LCD technology is said to provide excellent high-contrast visibility in any
light condition. The camera body is constructed of magnesium alloy with a rubberized.
The camera is also compact, measuring 4.9" (W) x 3.3" (H) x 3.9"
(D) and weighs 15.3 ounces.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 02, 2007  |  0 comments

Ilford PHOTO has launched a new competition called White Light, White Heat,
which invites all amateur photographers to demonstrate their creative usage
of Ilford SFX 200 film. This unique ISO200 black-and-white film offers the creative
photographer opportunities not available with conventional monochrome films.
This is due to its advanced emulsion with extended red sensitivity, which allows
the use of filters ranging from yellow to deep red to create outstanding contrast
and textural effects.


Ilford SFX 200 has been reintroduced by Ilford PHOTO after an absence from the
company's film catalog, and is being launched with a special value promotional
pack of three rolls of 35mm ILFORD SFX 200 plus an ILFORD Cokin 'P' filter.




The Ilford SFX 200 competition offers a first prize of a professionally framed
print of the winning image plus $400 of Ilford Photo products. The second and
third place winners will receive $200 and $100 of Ilford Pnoto products respectively.




For more information on Ilford SFX 200 film, visit www.ilfordphoto.com
and for rules and entry form for the ILFORD SFX 200 competition, log onto www.ilfordphoto.com/sfx

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 14, 2006  |  0 comments

Epson America, Inc. has introduced the Epson PowerLite S4 -- a multi-purpose
3LCD projector in the sub-$700 category. Designed for on-the-go presenters, classroom
instructors and home users, the Epson PowerLite S4 projects presentations and
virtually all other forms of video content in up to 1,800 ANSI lumens of brightness
and SVGA (800 x 600) native resolution. Priced at $699 (estimated street price),
this 5.7-pound projector is easily transportable and features Epson technologies
that are designed to make setup and shut-down procedures as quick and trouble-free
as possible.



The Epson PowerLite S4 is designed to help reduce pre-presentation jitters and
stress on end users with unique, time-saving setup and shutdown features. The
projector's power-on verification tone gives presenters immediate assurance
that their projector is running the moment they press the on/off button, and just
four seconds later, the projector already begins to display an image. In addition,
the Epson PowerLite S4 automatically recognizes and adapts to video signals coming
from virtually all types of computers and video devices. And upon conclusion of
a presentation, Epson's Instant Off feature saves presenters even more time
and reduces further hassles by enabling them to turn off, unplug and pack up the
projector immediately and safely without a cool-down period.



The Epson PowerLite S4's 170-watt lamp produces 1,800 ANSI lumens of brightness
for vibrant, clear viewing of big screen images, even in well-lit rooms. It also
offers seven selectable color modes that are pre-programmed and optimized to enhance
image quality when connected to various video devices. Depending on the selected
application, users can choose color modes such as presentation, theater, gaming,
and even a photo mode with black-and-white enhancement levels to show off highlights
in photographs.



Epson 3LCD technology is a solid-state optical engine that works without a moving
color wheel, resulting in accurate color registration, detailed video and data
images that are crisp and rainbow-free.



The Epson PowerLite S4 is now available through national retailers, pro audio/visual
dealers, mail order, and PC resellers. Epson's PowerLite projectors come
with a two-year limited warranty that includes three elite technical support services
-- two-year Epson PrivateLine availability, two-year Road Service Program
and two-year International Warranty. Through the PrivateLine, projector owners
can directly access an expedited support telephone line by using a phone card
that is included with the product.



www.epson.com...

Press Release  |  Jul 14, 2010  |  0 comments

Lowepro and Polar Bears International (PBI), a non-profit organization dedicated to the worldwide conservation of the polar bear, has launched a photo contest titled “My Favorite Things.” The Grand Prize winner will receive a Frontiers North’s Tundra Buggy Adventure for two to observe polar bears in their natural habitat in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada in November of 2010.

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Staff  |  Mar 09, 2009  |  0 comments

WD has introduced its newly redesigned My Book World Edition network storage drive, simplifying the critical but tedious task of backing up an entire household's precious files. Designed for consumers who have multiple computers on a home network, the new drive will be available in 1 terabyte and 2 terabyte capacities, and is compatible with PC and Mac computers. 

My Book World Edition network drives are designed to automate and simplify the backup chore. Just plug the My Book World Edition drive into a network router, click a few buttons and the My Book World Edition storage device backs up the files from all the PCs and Macs on the network. Any changes to the files on these computers are automatically and continuously backed up to the drive.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  May 02, 2005  |  0 comments

Have you ever wanted to use Adobe Photoshop CS/CS2 to awaken the artist that
lies within? Now you can, with professional photographer, Photoshop instructor
and author Rick Sammon guiding you along the way with his personal, hands-on
lessons.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 26, 2007  |  0 comments

DxO Labs announces today that recently released DxO Optics Pro v4.5 adds support
for the Canon EOS 1D Mark III and Nikon D40x Digital Single-Lens Reflex (SLR)
cameras and debuts support for fish-eye zoom lenses by adding the Tokina AT-X
107 AF DX Fish-Eye AF 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 lens to its library of available lens
modules.



Support for the Tokina Fish-Eye lens begins the inclusion of more of these creative
types of lenses into the DxO Lens Correction Module library. The Tokina AT-X
107 AF DX Fish-Eye AF 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 lens is a full-frame fish-eye that gives
photographers a 180° field of view -- a dramatic fish-eye effect --
and allows the photographer to capture a view that's wider than the human
eye can see.

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Press Release  |  Dec 23, 2010  |  0 comments

In X-Rite Photo Marketing's Seasons of Color Photo Contest, photographers are invited to submit their original images that they feel best represent the week’s featured PANTONE PLUS SERIES color. The top 10 winners each week, determined by popular vote will receive an X-Rite ColorChecker Passport.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 10, 2006  |  0 comments

Phase One and SanDisk Corporation are helping photographers to realize the benefits
of shooting in RAW. All SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash cards now include a full
and free edition of Phase One's Capture One LE RAW Workflow software. Capture
One LE normally retails at $99.



The bundle of the two products will enable photographers that shoot in JPEG to
easily join their professional peers in working in RAW. Extreme III users who
already shoot RAW images can now process their images in the industry leading
Capture One at no additional charge.



Purchase of Extreme III CompactFlash cards also offers upgrades from Capture One
LE to Capture One PRO at a 15 per cent discount. Upgrades can be purchased through
Phase One's on-line store at www.phaseone.com.




The RAW file format has transformed digital photography. A RAW file contains the
original, unprocessed data from a camera's image sensor. Unlike shooting in JPEG,
where camera settings are recorded and fixed at the time of capture, shooting
in RAW enables photographers to make post capture changes to the many exposure
settings including the linearity, matrix processing, white point, color balance,
sharpening, contrast, brightness, color space and saturation.



The Capture One LE license bundled with Extreme III cards works for both Windows
and Mac operating systems and includes 2 computer activations and one free LE
to LE update.



This is the second bundling collaboration between Phase One and SanDisk. All of
Phase One's P-series digital camera backs, including the P 45, P 30 and P 21 products,
are bundled with the award winning SanDisk Extreme III Compact Flash storage cards
and accommodating USB readers.



Customers can find more detailed information on how to download, install and activate
the Capture One LE license by referring to the coupon enclosed in the SanDisk
Extreme III packaging or at www.phaseone.com/sandisk.




More information about SanDisk's Extreme III cards is available at www.sandisk.com/highperformance.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 30, 2005  |  0 comments

DXG USA has announced the availability of the DXG-528, a 5.1 megapixel CCD
digital camera. The DXG-528 features a slim aluminum housing, 2.4" LTPS
LCD screen, Pentax 3X optical zoom (with three aspherical lenses), built-in
32MB flash memory, SD/MMC card slot, MPEG-4 video with sound and Direct Print
capability. The camera also offers voice recorder and MP3 functionality, as
well as TV-Out capability for viewing pictures on a television. The DXG-528
is available immediately with an MSRP of $199.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 07, 2007  |  0 comments

DxO Labs has announced DxO Optics Pro v5, the latest version of its flagship software
application for automatic image quality enhancement for Digital SLR camera users.
Due to be released later in the fall, DxO Optics Pro v5 is said to set a new standard
for image quality with its new RAW conversion engine. All purchasers of DxO Optics
Pro v4.5 on or after August 1st, 2007 are eligible for a free upgrade to DxO Optics
Pro v5.



DxO Optics Pro v5's RAW conversion engine includes a completely new demosaicing
algorithm which produces images with much more detail and fewer artifacts. Demosaicing
is the crucial step of RAW conversion during which the camera's image sensor
pattern is reconstructed as a visible image for the human eye. Inherently, demosaicing
involves trade-offs between image sharpness, details, noise, processing time and
conversion artifacts. The quality of demosaicing determines the amount of detail
and artifacts in the final image. These artifacts, particularly visible and unsightly,
are compounded at high ISO settings and are in large part responsible for what
is deemed the unnatural look of digital images.



The other key characteristic of DxO Optics Pro's new RAW Engine is that
instead of applying noise reduction techniques after demosaicing, a newly-developed
noise reduction is performed upfront, before noise has a chance to be amplified
by the RAW conversion process and absorb important fine details.



Combined with other proprietary techniques, DxO Optics Pro v5's new RAW
Engine is said by the maker to produce both the most detailed and most natural
looking images yet -- its very fine and homogenous grain translating into
subtle shades and textures. DxO Optics Pro v5's new RAW conversion engine
has been fine-tuned and optimized with the rest of the software's automated
image enhancement features (optical corrections, color rendering, exposure optimization,
highlight recovery, etc.) to produce best-in class results.
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