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July 2000 News  
Fuji S1 Pro samples online
Japanese photographer Kazuhisa Nishikawa has posted 15 fashion photos taken with the Fuji FinePix S1 Pro. While not a test of the camera's mettle in difficult lighting environments, the photos do show decent colour and contrast in daylight conditions.
July 31, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Sports Shooter 22 posted
The latest edition of the email/web newsletter Sports Shooter is now online. This month's installment includes an advanced look at the Lightware digital packpack, the first competitor to LowePro's Stealth AW.
July 29, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Canon EOS D30 shows promise
Let's dispense with what Canon's EOS D30 is not:
July 27, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Kodak posts updated acquire software, firmware
Wolfram Scheible notes that Kodak has posted v5.9.3 of the acquire software for their pro line of digital cameras, as well as firmware v3.2.3. The update tandem improves support for FireWire on both Macs and PCs, including the G3/400 and G3/500 Powerbooks with built-in FireWire ports. Also included in the update is the ability to transmit photos directly from certain cameras, though an extra-cost unlock key, as well as a cable kit, are required to enable that feature.
July 23, 2000 | FULL STORY 
FireSCSI Xpress adapter; will it work with the LS-2000?
Two years ago, when Apple began dropping the SCSI ports from Mac computers, photographers with SCSI devices had to scramble to find alternate methods of connecting their scanners, CD writers, ZIP drives and other peripherals. Over time, solutions were developed, including Mac-friendly SCSI host adapter cards for G3 and G4 desktops and USB-to-SCSI adapters for iMacs, In addition, USB and FireWire versions of the peripherals themselves began to appear.
July 21, 2000 | FULL STORY 
The DCS 620x around the web
If you're looking for information about and sample photos from Kodak's DCS 620x, look no further than your web browser. The following sites have recently posted overviews of Kodak's high-ISO specialist camera, along with sample photos:
July 21, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Adobe updates Altivec plug-ins
Adobe this week released new Altivec plug-ins to improve Photoshop 5.5 performance on Macs with single or multiple G4 processors. Changes include:
July 21, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Bibble 1.09 improves colour
Bibble 1.09, the latest version of Eric Hyman's .NEF browsing and processing application for Windows, cleans up the slight red tinge that Hyman felt was present in some .NEF and JPEG photos processed through earlier versions. Says the author:
July 21, 2000 | FULL STORY 
FireWire card reader beats SCSI, USB
Notes on card reader testing for the article FireWire card beats SCSI, USB.
July 20, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Digital Wallet poised to ship
The Digital Wallet, a "Portable Smart Storage" device for storing images in the field without a computer, is set to ship. Starting tomorrow, the online retailer MindsGear will begin shipment of the long-awaited US$499 product that should prove popular among amateur digital photographers with limited card capacity.
July 20, 2000 | FULL STORY 
FireWire card reader beats SCSI, USB
I admit it, I'm an impatient digital photographer.
July 20, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Apple unveils new Macs
Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled several new Macs during his morning keynote address at MacWorld New York:
July 19, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Kodak acquire software, firmware delayed until next week
Kodak's Mike Deluca indicates that the v5.9.3 acquire software/v3.2.2 firmware update, originally slated for release this week, will not be posted on Kodak's website until sometime during the week of July 24th. The updates will improve FireWire functionality on both Mac and Windows, fix bugs and will also pave the way for image transmission directly from the DCS 520, DCS 620, DCS 620x and EOS D2000 cameras,which will be officially announced sometime shortly after the acquire software/firmware posting.
July 18, 2000 | FULL STORY 
MacBibble nearing completion
Mac users desperate to make best use of the D1's RAW .NEF format are close to having a workable solution, for several hundred dollars less than Nikon Capture. Even prior to its official v1.0 release, MacBibble offers excellent image quality as well as serious butt-saving features when the exposure or colour of a D1 .NEF file is less than optimum.
July 18, 2000 | FULL STORY 
NBA, New York Times square off over photo rights
Monday's edition of Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper contains an interesting article on last week's lawsuit launched against the New York Times by the National Basketball Association. The dispute centres around the newspaper's decision to sell five photos shot during 1999's NBA playoffs, which, claims the NBA, was a violation of the terms stated on the NBA press photographer pass.
July 18, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Photo Mechanic Lite, Pro 2.0r5 posted
Photo Mechanic Lite 2.0r5 for Mac and Photo Mechanic Pro 2.0r5 for Mac are available for download. Changes in the latest releases include a bug fix that caused the IPTC Stationery Pad to forget what text was last stored in certain fields, as well as a splitting of the supplementary category field into three fields, for better compatibility with the AP Leaf Desk.
July 18, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Eight days to Visual Edge 2000
Photojournalism's premier conference on digital photography commences in eight days. Visual Edge 2000, staged in St. Petersburg, Florida by the NPPA in concert with the Poynter Institute, features a broad range of digital technology speakers and an opportunity to see Canon's upcoming EOS D30 digital camera.
July 15, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Nikkor 14mm f2.8 ED sample photos posted
If you've been contemplating the purchase of a 14mm f2.8 lens for your D1 , DCS 620 or DCS 620x, be sure to download the full-resolution D1 sample photos posted Saturday, as well as the additional photos posted today, by Juergen Specht. If you want to see Specht's photos act fast; he plans to remove them from the web on Wednesday
July 15, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Kodak USA drops prices on 620, 620x
Kodak USA this week has dropped the dealer cost on the Kodak DCS 620 and DCS 620x, enabling Kodak Professional resellers to offer one of the DCS 620 packages at a price that's within spitting distance of the D1's price for the first time since Nikon's pro digital camera began shipping last fall. Major Kodak dealers in the U.S., and perhaps other regions as well, are expected to take about US$1000 off the cost of a DCS 620, and about US$2000 off a DCS 620x.
July 12, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Photo Mechanic Lite, Pro 2.0r4 posted
Camera Bits' Photo Mechanic Lite 2.0r4 for Mac and Photo Mechanic Pro 2.0r4 for Mac are now available for download. Changes in the popular newspaper digital camera image browser include:
July 12, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Bibble 1.08b fixes interpolation bug
In Bibble v1.08b, Eric Hyman seems to have stomped out once and for all a problem with brightly-coloured pixels appearing in deep shadow areas, especially along the left edge of photos shot at higher ISO settings. Also fixed is a crash that would occur if Color Correction was switched on, but ICC colour management was switched off, in the Options dialog.
July 6, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Lowe Pro adds shoulder bags to its Stealth digital line
Lowe Pro has announced the July availability of two shoulder bags designed to hold digital camera gear, a Powerbook G3-size laptop and accessories. Called the Stealth Reporter 600 AW and Stealth Reporter 650 AW, they join the Stealth backpack and Madison 1300 AW in Lowe Pro's expanding line of bags designed to meet the needs of digital photojournalists.
July 6, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Bibble v1.08 posted
Bibble v1.08a, the Windows version of Eric Hyman's browser for the D1 .NEF file format, includes an improved noise filter, a fix for errant pixels that sometimes appear in dark areas, separate controls over highlight and shadow clipping and more.
July 4, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Kodak acquire v5.9.3, firmware v3.2.2 coming this month
Version 5.9.3 of Kodak's acquire software for Mac and Windows will fix an incompatibility between current pro cameras and the built-in FireWire ports on G3 Powerbooks, as well as add support for Sony VAIO laptops with built-in FireWire (i.Link, in Sony-speak) ports.
July 4, 2000 | FULL STORY 
QImage Pro v8.5 continues journey towards perfect D1 colour
QImage Pro author Michael Chaney has D1 colour clenched in his teeth, and he won't let go.
July 4, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Card Shark eases image management
Back in the early days of digital, we had Piranha. Built by the AP, it was a Windows computer dedicated to extracting photos off multiple camera cards simultaneously. Someone at the AP decided that the name Piranha needed sanitizing, and Piranha eventually became DiscMinder. Now that DiscMinder is gone, along with AP's Technology Marketing division, archiving consultant David Breslauer is paying homage to the days of Piranha with his new device, called Card Shark.
July 3, 2000 | FULL STORY 
MacBibble 0.5 posted
MacBibble continues its steady march towards completion with the posting today of testing version 0.5. The new release of the Nikon D1 .NEF file decoder fixes a bug with versions of ColorSync prior to 2.6 (though author Eric Hyman recommends upgrading to ColorSync 2.6 or later for best performance) and adds new features.
July 1, 2000 | 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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