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May 2001 News  
D30 firmware update solves camera lockup problem
Canon has released a user-installable firmware update for the Canon EOS D30 that corrects an instance of the camera locking up, subsequent to a particular sequence of steps being performed with the camera before turning it off.
May 31, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Kodak posts DCS 760 RAW files
Kodak has posted eleven DCS 760 RAW files on their developer site. They are particularly valuable for comparing the effects of the Anti-Aliasing filter and the Infrared filter....
May 31, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Canon offers D30 extended warranty
Canon USA is now offering an extended warranty for the D30. Called the 1-Year Extended Protection Plan, the US$300 (list price) warranty adds an additional year of coverage to Canon USA's warranty, for a total of 2 years of coverage. The plan is available only at the time of D30...
May 31, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Sports Shooter 31 posted
Sports Shooter 31, the latest installment of Bert Hanashiro's web/email newsletter for professional sports photographers, is now posted....
May 31, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Kodak and Pretec announce new card
Kodak Professional and Pretec, a Taiwanese memory card manufacturer, have jointly announced that the company's 640MB CompactFlash Flash memory card is compatible with the DCS 760 and DCS Pro Back....
May 31, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Kodak explains color discrepancy
Kodak R&D's latest tech brief explains why the colours on the computer screen aren't always the same ones that come rolling out of the printer....
May 31, 2001 | FULL STORY 
DiMAGE 7 previewed
Several digital camera web site have posted previews of Minolta's upcoming sub-US$1500 DiMAGE 7 non-interchangeable lens digital camera, including Imaging Resource, Steve's DigiCams and Digital Photography Review. The camera boasts a 5.24MP CCD, 28-200mm equivalent zoom lens and apparent decent image quality....
May 28, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Hoodman ships Hoodskins
Hoodman is close to shipping their latest digital accessory, Hoodskins. Hoodskins are thin, clear protective overlays for the rear LCD monitors of SLR and point-and-shoot digital cameras; a US$20 pack contains four each of three different sizes between 1.5" and 4". The company is also close to releasing a similar...
May 28, 2001 | FULL STORY 
New media stories to tell
"The rapidly changing world of new media will offer today's photojournalists new opportunities to tell their stories, whether by print, the Web or television - provided they understand and master the techniques of video." Dirck Halstead's Platypus West Workshop for still photographers aims to do just that, from July 7-14,...
May 28, 2001 | FULL STORY 
CD portfolios looked at
George Wedding, former Director of Photography at the Sacramento Bee, looks at creating a CD portfolio using Adobe InDesign and Acrobat....
May 28, 2001 | FULL STORY 
IBM to increase hard drive capacity
A number of readers noted IBM's recent announcement of an innovation that will greatly increase the capacity of hard drives. Called Antiferromagnetically coupled (AFC) media, it will enable the company to produce 6 GB Microdrives, as well as 200GB laptop and 400GB desktop drives, by 2003....
May 28, 2001 | FULL STORY 
QImage improved
Peter Ibbotson notes that QImage Pro 2001 v1.6 is now posted. The new version improves support for 16 bits per colour TIFF files, and fixes bugs....
May 28, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Epson announces ColorLife paper
Dave Lazarowych notes that Epson has announced ColorLife Photo Paper, a satin-finish inkjet paper featuring a "newly designed swellable polymer ink receptive coating that will give unprotected prints excellent resistance to atmospheric contaminants." It is to go on sale in August....
May 28, 2001 | FULL STORY 
SilverFast supports Nikon scanner
SilverFast Ai 5.2 adds support for the Nikon LS 4000 scanner....
May 28, 2001 | FULL STORY 
iView fixes bug
iView MediaPro v1.05 includes minor bug fixes and functionality improvements, plus the addition of Danish, Portuguese, Russian and Chinese versions....
May 28, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Kodak posts DCS Camera Manager 1.0
DCS Camera Manager 1.0 for Mac is now available for download from Kodak's web site. The Windows version is expected next month. Choose "DCS Camera Manager" from the popup on the DCS Firmware and Host Software page to access a link to the 1.7MB download. Free registration is required to download from Kodak's web site.
May 18, 2001 | FULL STORY 
DCS 760 delivers crisp, clear photos
The DCS 760 proves that size matters, and in more ways than one.
May 17, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Rods and Cones releases colour management CD
Rods and Cones, a colour management consultancy, has released a CD aimed at newcomers to the world of colour management. Called Profile Toolbox, the US$55 Mac/Windows CD features QuickTime movies that walk users through the basic setup and use of colour management in Photoshop 6.
May 16, 2001 | FULL STORY 
MediaVault protects investment
Microtech's US$20 MediaVault is an ultra-sturdy brushed aluminum case for camera storage media. The company produces several different configurations, including a CompactFlash model that holds two CF Type I/II cards and a PC Card or PC Card adapter. I own two MediaVaults and can attest to their durability, though I would prefer a configuration that held four CompactFlash cards in a single MediaVault.
May 14, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Toast updated
Toast 4.1.3 is a free updater for v4.0 through 4.1.2 of Roxio's CD writing software for Mac. The only change appears to be in the MP3 track naming web site pointed to by the software; MacCentral ties the change to a lawsuit in which Roxio is currently embroiled....
May 14, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Adobe Evangelists spread word
Adobe Evangelists Julieanne Kost and Daniel Brown maintain a web site of great Photoshop tips and how-to documents at adobeevangelists.com....
May 14, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Nikon Capture upgraded
Jorgen Speel notes that Nikon USA has updated their web site with Nikon Capture 2.0 purchase and upgrade pricing. See the right column of the D1, D1X or D1H product pages for details....
May 14, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Microsoft fixes 2000 bugs
cNet notes that Microsoft has posted a service pack of Windows 2000 bug fixes....
May 14, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Accelerator chip described
An EETimes.com article describes the first JPEG2000 accelerator chip to be launched into the marketplace this week. The chip, from Analog Devices, as well as upcoming chips from other vendors, could be incorporated into future digital cameras. Meanwhile, Steve's DigiCams last week noted the release of various JPEG2000 software pieces...
May 14, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Ricochet viability examined
The Standard examines the business viability of Metricom's Ricochet wireless high speed Internet service....
May 14, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Working for National Geographic
The May issue of The Digital Journalist features an interesting piece on Working for National Geographic Magazine by Joanna Pinneo....
May 14, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Coolpix 995 reviewed
Digital Photography Review has posted an extensive look at the Coolpix 995....
May 14, 2001 | FULL STORY 
TDK goes wireless
TDK Systems Europe has announced Palm VNC, a software package that will enable a Palm PDA to control a PC, Mac or Unix computer over a wireless GSM connection. Pricing has not been announced; the product is to ship later this year....
May 14, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Didlick claims end is near
Nick Didlick has located The End of the Internet....
May 14, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Sports Photography Workshop goes digital
This year's installment of Rich Clarkson's Sports Photography Workshop is going digital.
May 14, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Hoodcap Hood brings glare-free LCD monitor viewing to Nikon's D1
Hoodman, which last year developed the popular Hoodcap clear LCD monitor cover for the Nikon D1, is 2-3 weeks from shipping their latest D1 accessory, the US$40 Hoodcap Hood HD1. The collapsible rubber hood attaches to the US$20 Hoodcap to minimize glare when viewing the camera's LCD monitor, even in bright sunlight.
May 13, 2001 | FULL STORY 
D1X/D1H shipping soon
Nikon USA expects the D1X to begin shipping in volume in early June, with the D1H to follow 30 days after that....
May 6, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Capture 2 comes with price tag
Nikon USA recently advised dealers that the upcoming Nikon Capture 2.0 will have a suggested list price of US$200. The latest incarnation of the software will support the RAW .NEF format of the Nikon D1, D1X and D1H....
May 6, 2001 | FULL STORY 
D1X kits priced
Nikon Canada this week has set the suggested retail price of two different D1X kits, including one with Nikon Capture 2:
May 6, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Nikon Canada estimates D1H price
Nikon Canada is estimating the ballpark retail price of the D1H basic kit to be about CDN$6700 when it ships in July. This price may change before the camera ships, and is being provided to potential customers for budgeting purposes only....
May 6, 2001 | FULL STORY 
QImage improves color processing
QImage Pro 2001 v1.5 improves the colour processing of Nikon D1 RAW .NEF files....
May 6, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Silicon Film takes pre-orders
PJ Heller notes that Silicon Film is taking pre-orders for their long-overdue US$600 EFS-1 digital cartridge (US$650 with one ePort cartridge holder) for certain film SLR cameras. The product is expected to ship at the end of June, says an email sent to prospective customers....
May 6, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Online art gallery launched
Danny Bittel has launched bkaro.net, an online art gallery with a twist. Says Bittel, "Basically everyone can have a blank "wall" (a website/a bkaro) where he can put his art on. People will be able to pass by, comment, write messages, etc."...
May 6, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Apple introduces iBook
Dean Hoffmeyer notes that Apple last week introduced a new iBook laptop computer line, providing for Mac users the first small and relatively light laptop since 1997's Powerbook 2400....
May 6, 2001 | FULL STORY 
creative.pro provides JPEG 2000 overview
The web site creativepro.com provides an overview of the still-upcoming JPEG 2000 photo compression standard....
May 6, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Sports Shooter 30 posted
Sports Shooter 30, Bert Hanashiro's email/web newsletter, is now posted....
May 6, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Microdrive out of this world
IBM's Dan Guida notes that the Microdrive CompactFlash card was used to record images inside a Kodak DCS 660 during NASA's recent Atlantis and Discovery shuttle missions....
May 6, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Olympus announces R&D for digital
Olympus last week announced "an R&D project to develop a multiple lens digital SLR concept camera using a new 4/3" CCD."...
May 6, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Pictographic releases iCorrect
Pictographics has released iCorrect Professional, a US$139 Photoshop plug-in for Mac and Windows the company says "gives you a new method of color correction based on direct interaction with the image. By simply clicking on certain reference, or memory colors within your picture, iCorrect™ Professional performs a global color correction."...
May 6, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Kodak poised to release Camera Manager 1.0
Kodak this week is preparing to release DCS Camera Manager 1.0, software that enables the automatic transfer of images from certain Kodak DCS cameras over a FireWire connection to a computer hard drive or connected server.
May 3, 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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