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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  |  Jul 07, 2005  |  0 comments

Shutterbug contributor Jon Canfield's latest book has just been released.
"RAW 101: Better Images With Photoshop Elements and Photoshop",
published by Sybex is the first introductory book on using Adobe Camera Raw.
RAW 101 covers all practical aspects of RAW in Photoshop Elements 3 and Photoshop
CS2. Just follow the heavily illustrated, step-by-step examples and you'll
quickly figure out how to attain the greatest accuracy from your RAW files,
whether it's correcting shadow and highlight detail, fixing white balance,
or eliminating noise. Once you see the startling results, you'll no longer
want to rely on your camera to make critical decisions for you. The 160 page
full color book retails for $24.99. For more information, visit the Sybex website
at http://www.sybex.com/sybexbooks.nsf/booklist/4432

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 20, 2008  |  0 comments

EZPnP announces the addition of direct camera-download capability to its line
of EZDigiMagic portable digital backup products. The EZDigiMagic DM220- U08
has the added convenience of a USB host function. In addition to the traditional
memory card-to-DVD/CD backup, users now have the ability to download pictures
and video directly from their cameras to a DVD or CD. And just like all previous
EZDigiMagic products, no computer is needed.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 29, 2004  |  0 comments

Fuji
Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. has announced that the FinePix S3 will be available
in October, 2004 with a number of previously unannounced features, including
adjustable dynamic range and film simulation modes.



New feature highlights of the FinePix S3 Pro include:

Improved Dynamic Range -- The unique double photodiode design (6.17
million S-pixels and 6.17 million R-pixels) of the Super CCD SR II sensor
is said by Fuji to produce dynamic range approximately 400% greater than
that of CCD working on a single-pixel design, capturing the finest detail
in even the highest contrast scenes.

Adjustable Dynamic Range No longer confined within a small, fixed space,
professional photographers will have the option to adjust the camera's
dynamic range, changing the mixing ratio between the FinePix S3 Pro's
"S" and "R" pixels.



Film Simulation Modes

Photographers that favor the look and feel of film can replicate the results
of various chrome and negative films while shooting digitally with the
FinePix S3 Pro.



Color Spaces

The FinePix S3 Pro will offer a choice of sRBG and Adobe RGB to generate
the color best suited for the job.



Selectable RAW capture modes

Sometimes, a smaller file is needed. With the FinePix S3 Pro, the user
will be able to "turn off" the expanded dynamic range function
without losing resolution.



Lightning-Fast Start-Up

The FinePix S3 Pro goes from off to ready-to-shoot in one-half second
with any compatible media type.

The FinePix S3 Pro package will include Fujifilm's own HS-V2 Hyper-Utility
software, a workflow enhancement tool that acts like a digital lightbox,
helping photographers pick their best images.



For further information visit www.fujifilm.com.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 15, 2006  |  0 comments

October will be a month of a thousand smiles for families across the country as
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) designated it as Family Portrait Month.
Studios from across the country will join together to participate in the benefit
to assist Operation Smile (www.operationsmile.org),
a nonprofit organization that helps children with facial deformities such as cleft
lips and cleft palates.



More than $15,000 was raised during last year's drive and PPA member studios
have pledged to contribute a portion of each Family Portrait sale to the cause.




"October is an ideal time for families to have their portraits created,
because the holiday season is just around the corner," said Ann Monteith,
Chairman of the PPA Board of Directors. "Few gifts are appreciated as much
as portraits of family members."



Operation Smile, along with more than 5,000 specialized health care professionals,
performs free surgeries on thousands of children annually. More than 100,000 children
are born with facial deformities in Operation Smile's 23 mission countries.



For complete information, visit: www.familyportraitmonth.com.


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Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 30, 2006  |  0 comments

Following recent news of Ilford Photo/Harman technology's formation of a subsidiary
company in the USA to handle technical support across North America, the company
has now issued details of a global technical services network.



Heading up Worldwide Technical Services is USA-based Rod Parsons who has been
responsible for technical support in North America for the past 18 years. Parsons
was previously manager of Worldwide Technical and Equipment Services for the previous
Ilford Imaging Group, and technical services manager for black-and-white paper
at the company's manufacturing plant in Mobberley, UK. Given which, he brings
a wide range of knowledge and experience to the position.



In addition, Parsons is chairman of the Board of Advisors to the Image Permanence
Institute based at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a member of several
international standards committees on image permanence. His activities and contacts
in this area will be invaluable in his new role due to image permanence being
a major attribute of silver gelatin prints and representing an important aspect
of Harman technology's inkjet products development.



The Worldwide Technical Services team includes Terry Bevens, a long-term employee
of Ilford Canada with 28 years' technical service experience dealing directly
with customers across the entire spectrum of Ilford Photo products. Bevens will
continue to handle customer issues as part of the Harman technology company in
Canada while extending his activities to support the US and UK markets.



Full details of Ilford Photo products can be found at www.Ilfordphoto.com
while information on Harman technology is accessed at www.Harmantechnology.com
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Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 29, 2007  |  0 comments

Underlining its commitment to the world of black-and-white photography, Ilford
Photo is in the process of reintroducing various specialist films. Leading this
movement, and available from March 2007, is ILFORD SFX 200 film.



Ilford SFX 200 is a special film with extended red sensitivity perfect for landscapes
and similar subjects due to its ability to add high definition to green foliage,
cloud formations and open skies, especially when combined with the ILFORD SFX
200 Cokin 'P' series mounted red filter. It is also popular with architectural
photographers due to its characteristic for emphasizing contrasting textures.




A medium speed panchromatic film, Ilford SFX 200 is available in 35mm and 120
roll film. It has long been a favorite with specialist photographers, but ceased
production when the company went through a corporate reorganization in 2005. Because
of its sensitivity, the film will be produced in small quantities on a 'made on
demand' basis to ensure that it is always fresh and fully active.



Ilford SFX 200 is available in special value promotional packs which contain three
rolls of 36x135 film plus an Ilford Cokin P red filter.



An Ilford SFX 200 print competition is planned to encourage photographers to experience
the versatility of this film, and to put their artistic talents to the test. Full
details will be announced shortly.



A full technical data sheet on the Ilford SFX 200 film can be downloaded from
www.ilfordphoto.com...

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 05, 2006  |  0 comments

Ansel Adams--John Muir Trail Exhibit, Opens September 23, 2006. This exhibit
features more than 20 Ansel Adams originals as well as over a dozen vintage
prints. It will also showcase over 100 landscapes captured on the trail.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 16, 2007  |  0 comments

JOBO
AG has announced the new GIGA one ultra portable image storage device featuring
an ultra quick download speed of up to 5.47 MB per second (more than twice as
fast as the JOBO GIGA one) and 1 GB of data in about three minutes. Available
in four hard disc capacities up to 200 GB, the new JOBO GIGA one ultra supports
all popular media card types, including SecureDigital High Capacity (SDHC).



The new PC and Mac compatible JOBO GIGA one ultra is available in four hard disc
capacities -- 40 GB, 80 GB, 120 GB and 200 GB. This new unit accommodates
all popular media cards featuring slots for CompactFlash (CF) I/II, Microdrive,
SecureDigital (SD), SDHC, (Memory Stick) MS, MS Pro, MS Duo, and MultiMediaCard
(MMC). In addition, the GIGA one ultra can store digital data in popular file
formats such as RAW, JPG, TIFF, MP3, doc, xls, ppt, etc. And if the user chooses
to do so, this unit is capable of deleting all data from a user's memory
card via the GIGA one ultra once file transfer is confirmed.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 09, 2006  |  0 comments

The new Media Buddy portable storage device from Digital Foci is a hard drive
and card reader that lets you securely save digital photos in the field, so
that you needn't worry about running out of memory card space. The unit's
built-in memory card slots lets you copy and store photos directly from any
digital camera card. Available in 30GB and 80GB versions, Media Buddy features
a backlit text-based LCD screen that enables you to view file information and
operation status.

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