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December 2001 News  
Kodak releases DCS 760M
Black and white aficionados, take note: Kodak Professional's Jay Kelbley indicates that the DCS 760M, a monochrome version of the company's high-resolution DCS 760 digital SLR, has already begun to ship in the US.
December 29, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Canon wide angle zooms compared
Fred Miranda has posted a comparison of the new Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L and its 17-35mm predecessor....
December 26, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Publish Asia 2002 features prizes
The Publish Asia 2002 Best in Digital Photography contest features prizes of Nikon digital gear for the best news and sports photographs shot with digital cameras. The contest is open to "news and sports photographers (freelancers, wires and agencies inclusive) currently living and working within the geographic Asian continent." See...
December 26, 2001 | FULL STORY 
ExifRenamer renames OSX files
ExifRenamer 1.2 is a Mac OS X application for renaming files based on their date and time stamp....
December 26, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Rejuvenators rebuild battery packs
Dallas Morning News staffer Andy Scott notes that John Falkenberg of Battery Rejuvenators is now rebuilding battery packs for the Kodak DCS 5xx/Canon EOS D2000/6000, 6xx and 7xx series for US$70 each. Scott indicates that the 12 packs he has turned in for rebuilding so far seem to outperform the...
December 26, 2001 | FULL STORY 
OSX changes
The December 26th edition of Macintouch includes several items from digital photographers on the changes in OS X 10.1.2....
December 26, 2001 | FULL STORY 
D1X Seacams available
The latest release of Photo Mechanic is all about the EOS-1D. Version 2.0r18 of both Photo Mechanic Lite and Pro for Mac offer faster JPEG previewing, expanded and simplified display of EXIF shooting information and more.
December 26, 2001 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC posts 2001 pictures
The Year in Pictures 2001 is now posted at MSNBC.com....
December 22, 2001 | FULL STORY 
1D PDF manual available
Gregory Drezdzon reminds that Canon has posted the user guide for the EOS-1D in PDF format. Also available for download is the manual for Canon's v4.01 Photoshop plug-in/TWAIN drivers....
December 22, 2001 | FULL STORY 
OS X improves support
Avid OS X user Todd Buchanan notes that OS X 10.1.2, released yesterday, improves support for the PC Card slot in late model Powerbooks, as witnessed by him during a demo of the latest revision of Apple's Unix-based operating system earlier this week. The IBM Microdrive, and presumably other CompactFlash and PC Card storage media as well, mounts and unmounts without incident now. The icon for the mounted Microdrive, says Buchanan, is the same as that for the computer's internal drive too. Unfortunately, v10.1.2's improvements don't appear to extend to at least one external card reader. Buchanan reports that a difficulty that he first observed in v10.1.1 and his Unity Digital FireWire CompactFlash card reader persists in v10.1.2:
December 22, 2001 | FULL STORY 
OS X updated
Version 10.1.2 is available through the Software Update mechanism in OS X, or as a 34MB download from here....
December 22, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Mac uses mobile high speed
Mobile High Speed for Mac OS enables Mac OS 9 users with a compatible GSM phone and computer to send data using the GPRS or HSCSD protocol....
December 22, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Microsoft responds to warnings
An article at creativepro.com details Microsoft's response to recent warnings issued by Canon and Nikon regarding Windows XP....
December 22, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Optimize XP
ExtremeTech describes how to optimize Windows XP performance....
December 22, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Photo Desk adds support
Kodak has posted DCS Photo Desk v1.4 and DCS Camera Manager v1.3 for Mac and Windows. The release notes indicate the new versions, among other changes, add support for the DCS 760M, suggesting that a monochrome version of the camera is on its way....
December 22, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Boingo should increase access
Todd Buchanan notes the impending launch of Boingo Wireless should help to consolidate and ease access to various wireless providers and their 802.11b (ie Apple Airport) networks across the US, Canada, Mexico and the UK. To access the service requires a dedicated client, which will be Windows-only initially. A Mac...
December 22, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Nikon posts Coolpix 5000 firmware update
Firmware version 1.6 for the Nikon Coolpix 5000, a user-installable firmware update that corrects a bug that can render the camera inoperable, has been posted on the Nikon USA software download page.
December 21, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Kodak updates file format plug-in
Kodak has posted a new file format plug-in that enables .DCR files from late model Kodak digital cameras to be processed and opened directly into Photoshop, without the aid of DCS Photo Desk.
December 21, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Photo Mechanic for Mac updated to 2.0r17
Photo Mechanic Lite and Pro 2.0r17 for Mac, which dramatically improve the speed with which best-quality thumbnails and previews are generated from Nikon D1H and D1X photos, have been posted on the Camera Bits web site.
December 21, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Web alight with EOS-1D reviews
If you're looking for information on the Canon EOS-1D, the Web has it in spades at the moment.
December 20, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Nikon Capture 2.02 updates posted
Nikon Capture 2.02 brings compatibility with Windows XP to the Windows version of Nikon's D1-series image processing application. The Mac version has been updated to eliminate a nasty crashing bug when the camera is connected to certain Mac models. Updaters for previous releases of Nikon Capture 2.x, and a complete...
December 20, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Photoshop coming to Mac OS X in Q2 2002
Photoshop for Mac OS X is expected in the second quarter of 2002, says Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen in an interview with CNET published yesterday....
December 18, 2001 | FULL STORY 
MetaReader posted
Pixel Genius MetaReader 1.1 is now posted....
December 17, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Timbuktu available for XP
Timbuktu Pro for Windows is now compatible with Windows XP....
December 17, 2001 | FULL STORY 
G4 powerbooks shipped with combo drives
Macintouch notes that Apple is now shipping all Powerbook G4 configurations with a DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo Drive. The Apple Store web sites for the US, Canada and several overseas sites have been updated to reflect the change, though the product pages have not....
December 17, 2001 | FULL STORY 
DigitalPro aimed at D1 pros
DigitalPro 1.2 for Windows, browsing software aimed at pro photographers using a Nikon D1-series digital camera, is now in beta release. New features including lossless JPEG rotation and a web gallery feature....
December 17, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Coolpix 5000 owners warned
Nikon has posted a warning for Coolpix 5000 owners: "If you own a Coolpix 5000, please be aware that under certain limited circumstances, when turning on your camera with the lens cap on, it is possible for the camera to get a system error and be rendered inoperable. A firmware...
December 17, 2001 | FULL STORY 
XP advisories issued
Digital Photography Review notes that both Canon and Nikon have issued advisories recently regarding Windows XP. Specifically, rotating images using XP's built-in image viewer can result in the loss of both EXIF shooting information, and in the case of NEF files, loss of the original raw image data itself. In...
December 17, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Nikon View updated
Nikon has released Nikon View v4.3.1 for Mac and Windows. The Windows version adds support for Windows XP, while minor functionality changes have been made to the Mac release....
December 17, 2001 | FULL STORY 
1D images posted
Scott Audette notes that page 18 of the December 24, 2001 issue of ESPN The Magazine features a vertical double-truck NFL football photo shot with the Canon EOS-1D. The heavily backlit ISO 320 Large Fine JPEG, taken by Pierre Ducharme on assignment for Reuters, was brightened in Photoshop to compensate for 2-3 stops of underexposure before it was transmitted over the wire.
December 17, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Canon releases new drivers
Canon has released v4.01 of the Mac Digital Camera Plug-In/Windows TWAIN drivers for the Canon EOS-1D and D30. The software is the same as that shipping on the CD with the EOS-1D currently. A user guide is available. Canon has also posted Windows XP and Mac OS X compatibility information....
December 11, 2001 | FULL STORY 
1D now shipping
The Canon EOS-1D is now shipping, with dealers in the US, Canada and overseas beginning to receive the camera in limited quantities in the past couple of weeks....
December 11, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Kodak posts new firmware
Kodak has posted version 2.1.4 of the firmware for the DCS 720X and DCS 760. Changes include in-camera processing out to JPEG for the DCS 760 (this feature was already available in the DCS 720X) and long exposure noise reduction. Registration is required to download the firmware update....
December 11, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Kodak releases new Photo Desk
Kodak has released version 1.3 of Photo Desk for Mac and Windows. Streamlined transfer of images to Photoshop, and a rename command, are among the improvements. Registration is required to download the new version....
December 11, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Lexar to develop HD cards
Jorgen Chr Jorgensen notes that Lexar Media has partnered with German electronics company Optosys to develop a line of high-density CompactFlash cards for industrial applications. A Lexar controller tested to operate in extreme temperatures will form the basis of a 1GB CompactFlash Type II card. The card is expected to...
December 11, 2001 | FULL STORY 
MCE announces Lucid
MCE has announced the US$299 Lucid, an 8x8x24 FireWire CD-R/RW writer that weighs about 1 pound, is 0.8" thick and is powered off the Firewire bus of compatible computers, including the Powerbook G4 series....
December 11, 2001 | FULL STORY 
FotoStation speeds up RAW preview
FotoStation 4.5 Build 120 for Mac and Windows appears to speed up previewing of RAW .NEF files from Nikon D1-series cameras, though the actual changes in Build 120 are not specified on the FotoStation web site. FotoStation Pro 4.5 Build 125 has also been released....
December 11, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Sandisk announces 1GB card
Sandisk recently announced a 1GB CompactFlash Type I card, to ship in the first quarter of 2002. It is expected to sell for the less than US$800....
December 11, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Bingham Nikon's December Legend
December's Legend Behind the Lens at Nikon.Net is photographer Howard Bingham....
December 11, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Turnley and the Taliban
The December Digital Journalist features a photo gallery by David Turnley entitled Life Under the Taliban; the November issue highlights the photographs of both David and his twin brother Peter Turnley, taken in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks in New York....
December 11, 2001 | FULL STORY 
NPPA recounts Sept. 11 stories
The NPPA's Stories Amidst the Chaos includes firsthand accounts of September 11 by the photojournalists covering the tragedy....
December 11, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Northern Short Course scheduled for March
The next installment of the Northern Short Course is slated to run from March 14-16, 2002 in Atlantic City, New Jersey....
December 11, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Teleadapt will travel
If you're planning to travel with a laptop and digital camera, Teleadapt sells every conceivable accessory for powering and charging electronic equipment, connecting to foreign phone systems and more....
December 11, 2001 | FULL STORY 
New Virtual PC version ships
Version 5 of the Windows emulation software Virtual PC for Mac OS 9 and OS X is now shipping. Upgrades from version 3 or 4 are US$79....
December 11, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Monitor Spyders introduced
Colorvision has introduced a model of the Monitor Spyder for both CRT and LCD monitors. The original, CRT-only Monitor Spyder is still available, for a limited time and at a reduced price. A trade-in program for CRT-only Monitor Spyder owners is planned, though the details have not yet been announced....
December 11, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Swabs designed for D1
Photographic Solutions will begin to ship sensor cleaning swabs designed specifically for Nikon D1-series cameras on January 8, 2002. Called Sensor Swab-N, the clean room-assembled cleaning sticks, which are slightly narrower than the standard Sensor Swab, have not been sanctioned by Nikon for use with their digital SLR line. The...
December 11, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Lasersoft gets faster
Lasersoft has incorporated HiRePP processing into the latest release of certain Silverfast products that, says the company, enables Photoshop to open a 500MB file in about 1 second....
December 11, 2001 | FULL STORY 
EdgeSharpenerPro released
Fred Miranda has released EdgeSharpenerPro, the latest in his ever-growing stable of free and low-cost Actions for Photoshop aimed at Canon EOS D30 and other digital camera users....
December 11, 2001 | FULL STORY 
WCNPA runs message board
The Western Canadian News Photographers Association runs a Message Board for its members....
December 11, 2001 | FULL STORY 
RAM needed
An article at creativepro.com explains why lots of RAM is critical to the speedy operation of Photoshop....
December 11, 2001 | FULL STORY 
MobileStar still going
MobileStar, an ISP offering 802.11b/Wi-Fi (i.e. Apple Airport) wireless Internet access in hotels, airports and hundreds of Starbucks locations in the US, continues to operate its network despite financial difficulties. Their service was 100% functional (and fast!) for me during recent visits to 3 Starbucks locations north of San Francisco....
December 11, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Nikon software and XP compatibility
Jeff Johnson notes an announcement by Nikon concerning the compatibility of its software with Windows XP....
December 11, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Digital Camera Battery Pro HV cables released
When I first switched to the Digital Camera Battery as my external pack of choice I found the product wanting in only one area: flash recycling time. The Nikon SB-28DX, for example, returns to full strength about 2.3 seconds after emitting a full power burst when connected to the battery via a standard high voltage (HV) cable. While this is quick, it's not as quick as the Dynalite Jackrabbit that drove my flashes previously. That pack offers a 1.2 second recycling time with the SB-28DX.
December 8, 2001 | FULL STORY 
  XQD, Ethernet and the Nikon D4 (View)
  LPA Design announces PocketWizard Plus III transceiver (View)
  Announced: Nikon D800 with 36.15 million image pixel sensor (View)
  Review: Delock Card Reader FireWire B (Nr. 91694) (View)
  Review: Lexar 1000X blazes to 129MB/s read speed, best-in-class write speeds (View)
  Q&A with Nikon D4 engineer Toshiaki Akagi (View)
  Larger sensor at the heart of 14.20 million image pixel Canon Powershot G1 X (View)
  Nikon announces 16.16 million image pixel, 10fps D4 digital SLR (View)
  First Look: Nikon Mount Adapter FT1 (View)
  Review: Nikon Speedlight SB-910 (View)
  Feature: Stephen Mallon shoots a bridge's journey (View)
  Feature: Wildlife shooter Scott Linstead captures slices of time (View)
  Tip: Alternate mounting options for the Vagabond Mini Lithium (View)
  Review: Nikon's J1 and V1 cameras and 1 Nikkor lenses (View)
  Canon announces 17.92 million image pixel EOS-1D X (View)
  Feature: William B. Plowman goes underground (View)
  Feature: Joel Hawksley starts a photography career (View)
  Review: the Apple iMac 21.5-inch (View)
  Feature: impressions of the Apple iPad 2 (View)
  Review: M.I.C. CF Card Reader for iPad and iPad 2 (View)
  Feature: the quiet, lovely photographs of Joseph O. Holmes (View)
  Photosmith iPad app now available (View)
  Eye-Fi Direct Mode for X2 SDHC cards rolling out today (update 2) (View)
  Feature: Carl de Souza self-assignment produces remarkable steel mill photos (View)
  Feature: Robert Seale on photographing Evan Longoria for Sports Illustrated (View)
  Feature: Crisp light, great moments typify the wedding photography of Cliff Mautner (View)
  Review: Vagabond Mini Lithium portable power pack (View)
  Review: blueSLR remote trigger and geolocation system for Nikon (View)
  Patent infringment suit filed on eve of 344MHz Phottix Atlas production (updated) (View)
  Dynalite revamps power pack lineup, releases high performance 1600ws pack (View)
  Review: the Nikon Speedlight SB-700 (updated) (View)
  A first look at ShutterSnitch 2.0 for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch (View)
  PocketWizard MiniTT1, FlexTT5 for Nikon head to dealers (View)
  Photokina 2010: Beyond the cameras, part 2 (View)
  Photokina 2010: Beyond the cameras, part 1 (View)
  Wireless photography with an iPad and ShutterSnitch (View)
  Canon Expo 2010 kicks off in New York (View)
  Fighter jet crash "one of the most unforgettable moments," says photographer (View)
  Stopping action with the Paul C. Buff Einstein 640 monolight (View)
  An analysis of EOS-1D Mark IV autofocus performance (View)
  PLM umbrellas offer sweet combo of efficiency and softness (View)
  A first look at Nikon D3S high ISO image quality, plus the new 70-200mm f/2.8 (View)
  LibertyPak Little Genny LG400 provides premium portable power for strobes (View)
  DSLR Camera Remote for iPhone comes to life in v1.1 (View)
  Revamped MacBook Pro line delivers top-notch display quality (View)
  A look inside Nikon's Sendai digital SLR factory (View)
  An analysis of EOS-1D Mark III autofocus performance (View)
  Notes from Canon headquarters (View)
  Staying sharp: A veteran news shooter seeks new challenges (View)
  Beneath the waves with the Nikon D2X (View)
  Alex Majoli points and shoots (View)
  A look back at the NC2000 (View)
  Shooting the D1X for National Geographic (View)

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