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Peter K. Burian  |  Apr 26, 2005  |  0 comments

Several new dye sub printers have been recently announced. These printers employ
thermal transfer technology--they apply heat to a special ink ribbon to produce
colored gas that forms an image on special media. All provide approximately
300dpi resolution, plenty for continuous tone output.



High Speed Pro Printers

Kodak recently introduced two new roll-fed thermal transfer 300dpi Professional
models (with automatic cutters) that generate high quality output for use as
proofs or for immediate sale. Both employ Ektatherm media said to produce prints
that will "last a lifetime". An archival rating has not yet been
published. (They require a computer running Windows 2000 or XP; Mac support
is not available at this time.) The Professional 6850 Digital Photo Printer
is lightning fast. It can deliver 6x8-inch glossies in 15 seconds or 4x6's
in a mere 4 seconds -- hundreds of such photos in a series (without operator
intervention) when high volume is required. (List price $2900; cost per print
not stated; available in August 2005.)

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 14, 2007  |  0 comments

Epson America Inc. has announced what many professional photographers are saying
is the perfect blend of revered darkroom papers with the limitless creative
control of ink jet printing with the introduction of its Signature Worthy Exhibition
Fiber Paper. The paper will be available in 25-sheet packages of 8.5"x
11," 13"x 19," 17"x 22," and 24"x 30"
cut sheets.



This breakthrough paper was developed over several years in collaboration with
many of the industry's leading professional photographers to meet their
most discerning requirements. Many who have contributed to the development of
Exhibition Fiber Paper have commented that what sets it apart are its extraordinary
blacks, clean whites and a surface texture that is just like a true black-and-white
silver gelatin print. Additionally, Exhibition Fiber Paper produces extraordinary
color output enabling photographers to make stunning prints in both color and
black-and-white.



As part of an ongoing collaboration with creative professionals to produce the
highest quality prints, Epson has partnered with the Pixel Genius group, a unique
collaboration of industry-leading digital workflow experts, to produce custom
color profiles for use with the new Exhibition Fiber Paper. The custom profiles
will be available for download October 15 at www.pixelgenius.com/epson,
along with valuable information on their use and how to optimize a color managed
workflow.

More information about Exhibition Fiber Paper can be found at www.proimaging.epson.com.

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Staff  |  Jun 18, 2009  |  0 comments

Bogen Imaging announces a free webinar titled “A Budget Safari – Wildlife Photography at Your Local Zoo: Roundtable with Julie Larsen Maher.” Part of the company’s Bogen Café series of free instructional webinars, the seminar will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT, on Friday, June 19th. Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Staff Photographer Julie Larsen Maher, and David Fisher, Bogen Imaging’s Gitzo, Metz, Gossen and Litepanels Product Manager, will discuss the best practices, gear, and times to visit when shooting wildlife at a local zoo.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  May 22, 2006  |  0 comments

PNY Technologies has announced the availability of MaxFile Attaché,
an 8GB* USB 2.0 Micro Hard Drive. This portable storage device provides a convenient
and economical way for mobile users to transport large volumes of information.

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Press Release  |  Dec 04, 2009  |  0 comments

Leaf Imaging announced the Leaf Aptus-II 5 medium format digital camera back. The company’s newest addition to the Leaf Aptus-II product family, the Leaf Aptus-II 5 features a resolution of 22 MP.  At a capture rate of 0.9 seconds per frame, it represents the family’s fastest digital back. The Leaf Aptus-II series of digital backs offers professional photographers the speed, image quality and flexibility to allow their work to keep pace with their imagination. Leaf Aptus-II series backs offer the largest display, 3.5” (6x7 cm), and only touch screen controls in the medium format market. The Leaf Aptus-II 5 camera back is priced at $7,995. The Phase One 645AF camera body with 80 mm lens is available for an additional $2,000.  All equipment can be ordered now from Leaf dealers (for the dealer nearest you, please see: http://www.leaf-photography.com/findaleaf_nam.asp).

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 31, 2008  |  0 comments

Sony Develops 35mm full size CMOS Image Sensor with 24.81 Effective Megapixel
resolution and extremely high signal conversion speed for use in Digital SLR Cameras



Sony Corporation has announced the development of a 35mm full size (diagonal:43.3mm/Type
2.7) 24.81 effective megapixel, ultra-high speed high image quality CMOS image
sensor designed to meet the increasing requirement for rapid image capture and
advanced picture quality within digital SLR cameras.
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Press Release  |  Nov 19, 2010  |  0 comments

X-Rite Photo Marketing announced a new Camera Calibration Promotion. Available until December 31, 2010, customers who purchase a new X-Rite i1Display 2, i1Display LT or ColorMunki Photo from any authorized dealer in the US or Canada and register their product at www.xritephoto.com will receive a free pocket-sized mini ColorChecker Classic (a $62 value) by mail along with a link to download the latest version of the ColorChecker Camera Profiling Software.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 08, 2004  |  1 comments




Tamron USA, Inc. announced that Jude Wolpert was selected by Tamron judges
to attend Barnstorm XVII: The Eddie Adams Workshop this October. Tamron will
pay Wolpert's travel expenses as well as room and board fees so that she may
attend the tuition-free workshop.
Press Release  |  May 03, 2010  |  0 comments

Tamron has just announced a compelling new program of educational weekend events aimed at enhancing the picture-taking abilities and unleashing the creative potential of photo enthusiasts from beginners to advanced shooters. Participants in the fun-filled two-day events will have the opportunity to experience the latest award-winning Tamron lenses firsthand and discuss them one-on-one with the experts. In celebration of this unique and unprecedented program, everybody—whether they attend a seminar or not—will be able to purchase Tamron lenses at very special prices during the event.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  May 29, 2008  |  0 comments

Kubota Image Tools announces that there are still spots available for professional
and advanced amateur photographers that would like to attend Kevin Kubota's
4th creative Italy photography workshop. This inspiring 7-day photography workshop
(October 5-11, 2008) includes several exciting photo excursions, classroom instruction,
photography critiquing and more.



This year's Secret Italy workshop attendees will tour Southern Italy. Highlights
include excursions to the breath-taking Amalfi Coast, the ruins of Pompeii, as
well as visits to some of the oldest and most picturesque towns in the world.
The photographic opportunities are endless.



For photographers who have never had the opportunity to travel to Italy, this
is the perfect way to experience it and photograph it. For those photographers
that have been to Italy before, then they already know why they want to go back.
This time husband and wife team Kevin and Clare Kubota will share some of the
undiscovered gems of this beautiful country that they know so well.



Daily photo excursions will include escorted trips to:

· Pompeii

· The island of Capri

· Amalfi Coast

· Adriatic Coast

· National Park of Abruzzo
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Press Release  |  Mar 30, 2011  |  0 comments

Lensbaby, manufacturer of award-winning Creative Effects SLR camera lenses, announces the addition of the Sweet 35 Optic to its Optic Swap System. The Sweet 35 Optic, a 35mm selective focus optic with an internal 12-blade adjustable aperture, creates a Sweet Spot of sharp focus that photographers can move around the photo by tilting their Lensbaby lens. The Sweet 35 Optic boasts the widest focal length of any selective focus Lensbaby optic, features close-focus capabilities, and is available now for use with the Lensbaby Composer, Muse, Control Freak™ and Scout lenses.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 05, 2007  |  0 comments

Tenba's Air Case line of lightweight, shippable equipment transport cases
has been enhanced by the introduction of an exclusive Datapanel identification
system that facilitates faster, easier and more reliable shipping, tracking,
tracing and identification. The new feature will be supplied as standard equipment
on those Air Case models and sizes typically used for equipment shipping, rental
houses and similar applications. The Datapanel consists of a durable, rubberized
assembly secured to the case with military-grade, seatbelt-type webbing and
heavily reinforced nylon stitching. Massive #10 YKK zippers on both sides pull
down from beneath a protective Velcro closure flap to open the panel and access
its features. The most prominent of these features is a large, clear vinyl shipping
window that securely holds, protects and clearly presents a standard FedEx or
UPS-type waybill, eliminating the need to tape or otherwise fasten shipping
documents to the case. As a result, preparation time is reduced, the need for
messy and unreliable tape is eliminated, documents are far more secure, and
the overall appearance and presentation of the case is cleaner and more professional.
The shipping window itself is instantly user-replaceable if needed, but--like
the entire Datapanel assembly-- is built to withstand the rigors of regular
shipping, baggage handling and long-term professional use.

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 04, 2005  |  0 comments

Apple has introduced Aperture, a unique all-in-one post production tool that
provides a sophisticated workflow that's designed to make working with
RAW images as easy as dealing with JPEG files. Aperture features powerful compare
and select tools that enable photographers to easily sift through massive photo
projects to quickly identify their final selections. Aperture has the unique
capability to automatically group sequences of photos into easy-to-manage "stacks"
based upon the time interval between exposures.

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Press Release  |  Aug 16, 2010  |  0 comments

LumiQuest packaging now features Microsoft Tags that will allow photographers to scan the Tags from their smart phone to instantly view a product video, tutorial or receive other pertinent information to help them select the right LumiQuest product for their application.

In announcing the use of Microsoft Tags, Quest Couch, CEO and designer of the LumiQuest products, stated, “Smart phones are becoming essential tools enabling all of us to work more efficiently. By adding Tags on our packaging we are empowering photographers to connect seamlessly to product videos and get instant access to understanding the benefits of the LumiQuest product they are considering purchasing.”

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