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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 23, 2007 0 comments

Epson America Inc. announces the Storage Viewer Travel Pack, a must-have companion
to its popular line of multimedia storage viewers. Compatible with the Epson
P-5000, P-3000, P-4000 and P-2000, the Travel Pack includes everything an on-the-go
digital photographer needs for an extended trek with one of these devices.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 15, 2007 0 comments

The new Olympus SP-550 UZ Ultra Zoom has an 18x optical zoom lens (28-504mm
equivalent in 35mm photography), which gives users the ability to shoot telephoto,
wide-angle and macro (as close as 1cm) all in one. The camera's full manual
exposure control provides professionals and photo-enthusiasts with unlimited
creativity, while its automatic settings and Built-in Help Guides will put novice
users at ease.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 27, 2008 0 comments

Mamiya has introduced the new Mamiya Sekor Macro MF 120mm f/4 D Lens -- successor
to the popular Mamiya Macro MF 120mm f/4 Lens.



"The Mamiya 120mm f/4 macro lens is one of the sharpest lenses available
today," said Jeff Karp, Mamiya Product Marketing Manager, "and it
has already been critically corrected for digital imaging. But it needed an upgrade
to be fully compatible with the latest cameras, software and digital backs."



The primary upgrade of the new lens is related to digital communication with the
camera. Data transfer is now controlled by a 16-bit CPU instead of the previous
4-bit CPU.



The advantages of the new CPU are:

Rewritability: The new 16-bit CPU is rewritable and can be overwritten
with firmware upgrades that would be required for compatibility with future cameras
and digital backs.


Finer Lens Correction: Thanks to the bigger capacity of the CPU,
the new lens has more lens data. It is possible to apply finer lens-characteristic
corrections when using Mamiya's Digital Photostudio¨ software.



Fast, Reliable Communication: The new CPU enables faster and more reliable communication
with the camera body.



As its name suggests, the new D-series lens shows its true capabilities when shooting
with the Mamiya ZD Digital back and other high-end digital backs. However, it
is designed to be equally at home with film backs.



The new Mamiya Sekor Macro MF 120mm f/4 D Lens is compatible with the Mamiya 645AFD
ll camera and is available for immediate delivery.



www.macgroup.com...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 10, 2005 0 comments

The
new Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM lens allows enjoyment of super wide-angle
photography and it is a very powerful tool for indoor shooting and landscape
photography with APS-C size image sensors of digital SLR cameras. It offers
a wide angle of view (102.4 degrees at 10mm and 63.8 degrees at 20mm) and features
three SLD glass elements for effective compensation of color aberration, which
is a common problem with super-wide angle lenses. One piece of glass mold and
two hybrid aspherical lenses offer excellent correction for distortion, as well
as all types of aberration.



This lens is equipped with an inner focusing system, and the models are equipped
with an HSM system to provide quiet, high speed autofocus shooting and also
offer full time manual focusing. It has a minimum focusing distance of 24cm
(9.4") at all focal lengths. The non-rotating lens barrel perfectly suits
the petal shaped lens hood. A circular polarizing filter can also be used conveniently.


www.sigmaphoto.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 07, 2007 0 comments

LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling has announced the LightScribe Photography
Kit, a CD and DVD labeling package created specifically for professional photographers
and photo enthusiasts. The LightScribe Photography Kit's disc labeling tips
and resources for photographers are immediately available for free download
on www.lightscribe.com.



LightScribe -- a laser disc labeling technology found in many popular brands
of disc burners, laptops and PCs -- gives people the ability to easily burn
silkscreen-quality photos, graphics, images and text directly onto LightScribe
CDs and DVDs. Disc colors include gold CDs and DVDs as well as CDs in red, orange,
yellow, blue and green.



To ensure that discs containing clients' images stand out, photographers owning
a LightScribe-enabled drive can go to the Photography Kit site (www.lightscribe.com/go/create)
and download photo label designs, mailers as well as disc sleeve designs.



With the new kit, photographers can create professional custom designs that
integrate clients' photos with text so that the discs are personalized and also
serve as advertising pieces. With LightScribe, photo archive discs can be labeled
with a telltale photo from the collection as well as client information so that
they can be found easily with a quick visual reference.



LightScribe, the only widely available embedded disc labeling technology, is
licensed to over 75 optical drive and media manufacturers, software developers,
media and computer brands worldwide. LightScribe-enabled CDs, DVDs, software,
desktops, notebooks, aftermarket optical disc drives and duplicator systems
are available at major retailers worldwide, as well as through most leading
brands online.



www.lightscribe.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 17, 2008 0 comments

The PT-E05 underwater case has been specially customized for the Olympus E-520
and is waterproof up to a water pressure equivalent to a depth of 130 feet. With
its durable, high quality polycarbonate construction, it protects the camera from
water while also cushioning it from knocks and bumps on land. The housing allows
underwater photographers to compose images using the large 2.7" Live View
LCD instead of the viewfinder. The flash connectors allow optional use of up to
two UFL-2 underwater flash units. Five interchangeable lens ports allow the optional
use of 14-42mm, 14-45mm, 11-22mm or 14-54mm, 7-14mm, 8mm Fisheye and the 35mm
as well as the 50mm Macro lens. An external flash is necessary. The PT-E05 will
become available in summer 2008.



UFL-2

The UFL-2 is an incredibly light and compact TTL underwater flash that is waterproof
up to a water pressure equivalent to a depth of 196 feet. It is specially designed
for use with Olympus digital cameras and compatible underwater cases.



www.olympusamerica.com...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 19, 2005 0 comments

Wacom
Technology Corporation, with the support of Corel, has successfully developed
a 6D Art Pen that gives artists and designers six dimensions of pen control
in Corel Painter IX. Available immediately, the 6D Art Pen is supported on Wacom's
Intuos3 pen tablets and new Cintiq 21UX interactive pen display. The pen has
a suggested retail price of $69.95.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 05, 2006 0 comments

Casio, Inc. has announced the release of the EX-Z1000, the latest addition
to CASIO's series of EXILIM ZOOM digital cameras. The EX-Z1000 features
a new wide-format Super Bright LCD display. CASIO makes the most of this extra
screen space to offer new functions like simultaneous viewing of a wide angle
and a telephoto shot, and a convenient right-side set of icon controls. The
EX-Z1000 has an effective 10.1 million pixels, powered by a large 1/1.8-inch
format, high resolution CCD. The EX-Z1000's LCD display is a 2.8-inch
monitor in wide format. The EX-Z1000 will have a suggested retail price of $399.99
and will be available at retail in June.



www.casio.com

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 28, 2006 0 comments

Argraph Corporation has introduced Digital High Grade (DHG) Filters, the first
optical filters designed specifically for digital cameras and lenses. Marumi
Optical Company of Japan has designed the DGH range of lens filters to eliminate
the flare and ghosting prevalent when the CCD or CMOS chips in digital cameras
convert light into electrical signals. A newly developed ultra-low reflection
coating increases light transmission. In addition the lens' outer rim
is blackened to minimize internal reflection. The satin smooth, ultra thin,
matte-black metal filter frame further minimizes refection. The new Marumi DHG
filters are available in UV, Circular Polarizer, Star-Cross, Neutral Density-8
and Soft Fantasy varieties, and come in standard metric sizes from 49mm-82mm.
There is also a Macro +3 close up filter available in sizes from 49mm-77mm.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 02, 2006 0 comments

Fuji's 6.3 megapixel FinePix F30 is the world's first point-and-shoot
digital camera with full-resolution ISO equivalency speeds as high as 3200--a
capability previously reserved for cameras targeted at advanced amateur and
professional photographers. The F30 also features a Picture Stabilization mode
in which the camera automatically sets the light sensitivity and shutter speed
for the highest quality results.

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