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June 2008 News  
Nikon posts 24 page brochure on D700
Nikon in Japan has posted a brochure on the D700.
June 30, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Mac OS X 10.5.4 corrects Adobe CS3 file saving bug, adds additional RAW format support
Mac OS X 10.5.4, a maintenance update for the Leopard version of Apple's Mac operating system, corrects a bug that could cause file corruption when saving files across a network from within Photoshop CS3 as well as other Adobe CS3 applications, plus it adds RAW decode support for the Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D and several other digital cameras and backs.*UPDATED*
June 30, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Nikon unveils D700 full-frame digital SLR
Nikon has filled in the gap between its midrange and pro digital SLRs. The D700, announced today and slated to ship in late July 2008, looks like a D300, acts like a D3 and promises to be as big a hit as each of them. Nikon has taken the full-frame 12.05 million image pixel CMOS sensor from the D3, placed it inside a body that is similar to the D300, weaved in capabilities from both and put a price tag of US$2999.95 on the result.
June 30, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Speedlight SB-900 tops Nikon flash lineup
Alongside the D700 today Nikon has announced the Speedlight SB-900, a new shoe-mount flash unit that incorporates a revised control layout, extended zoom range, faster recycling times plus a long list of other refinements relative to the SB-800 it replaces.
June 30, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Nikon unveils new 45mm, 85mm perspective control lenses
Completing Nikon's announcements today are two perspective control lenses, the PC-E Micro Nikkor 45mm f2.8D ED and PC-E Micro Nikkor 85mm f2.8D ED.
June 30, 2008 | FULL STORY 
USA Today's Bert Hanashiro profiled in Popular Photography
Popular Photography magazine has published a profile of USA Today staff photographer and Sports Shooter website co-founder Bert Hanashiro. The article, called Behind the Lens with Robert Hanashiro, covers a range of topics but focuses mainly on what it's like to cover a summer Olympics.
June 26, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Adobe releases Camera Raw 4.5 for testing
Adobe has released a testing version of Camera Raw 4.5, an upcoming release of its RAW conversion plug-in for Photoshop CS3 for Mac and Windows.
June 26, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Zeiss introduces Distagon T* 3.5/18 for Nikon F-mount, Pentax K-mount
Zeiss this week has added a new wide angle to its range of manual focus lenses for Nikon and other SLR cameras. The 18mm Distagon T* 3.5/18 joins a family of eight such lenses in all, and will ship in July 2008 in a ZF version for Nikon F-mount, followed by a ZK K-mount version for Pentax and Samsung SLRs one to two months after that.
June 26, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Latest Camera Muzzle available at dealers early next week
The redesigned Camera Muzzle, a new version of the soft-sided sound muffling enclosure for digital SLRs from Canon and Nikon, should be on the shelves of U.S. dealers early next week.
June 25, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Sites we like: Al Bello Photographer
If you like good sports photography like we do in these parts, it's well worth the time to check out Al Bello's site.
June 24, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Eight Magnum photographers document AIDS worldwide
Eight Magnum photographers traveled to nine countries documenting 30 people before and after they received treatment for AIDS in a series of multimedia presentations called Access to Life.
June 23, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Football shooters come up with favourite images
In a Canon Professional Network (CPN) feature called Behind the lens, the timing is appropriate with Euro 2008 winding up for Part 2 of Football shooters' favourite photographs.
June 23, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Siberia's assets frozen by photographs
National Geographic's Gerd Ludwig shows how Russia's vast northern region has been changed by oil wealth in an interesting photo gallery called Siberia's Frozen Assets.
June 23, 2008 | FULL STORY 
VisibleDust Arctic Butterfly 724 (Brite) lights up sensor cleaning
VisibleDust is now shipping a revamped version of its Arctic Butterfly 724 self-cleaning sensor brush for digital SLR cameras. Called Arctic Butterfly 724 (Brite), the new model adds a single LED to the handle of the brush to make it easier to see inside the mirror box and therefore more carefully target the sensor during the cleaning process. A three-stage power switch enables the device to be used with the light on or off as needed.
June 21, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Photographers kick out great soccer images from Euro 2008
Although there are still a few games to go before a winner is crowned, lots of great soccer images are emerging from Euro 2008.
June 21, 2008 | FULL STORY 
The Boston Globe's The Big Picture fills your browser with good photography
Launched officially only three weeks ago, The Big Picture, a blog at The Boston Globe website featuring galleries of photographs culled from the wire services, NASA and elsewhere, is quickly becoming an essential destination for those who like to look at good pictures of current events, presented at an uncommonly large (for the web) size.
June 20, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Nikon Capture NX 2 now available for purchase
Capture NX 2 for Mac and Windows, the latest release of Nikon's NEF conversion and image editing application, is now available for purchase, Nikon USA has announced. When bought directly from the company in the U.S., the price is US$179.95, or US$109.95 to upgrade from Capture NX 1.x.
June 20, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Presentations by Steve McCurry, others streaming live from photojournalism festival
At the Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism taking place now through Sunday, June 22 in Hannover, Germany, the presentations by Steve McCurry, Vanessa Winship, Thomas Dworzak and others will be streamed live on the event website.
June 19, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Dayton Daily News photographer produces air show photo book, video
Ty Greenlees, an avid pilot and staff photographer at the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News, has produced Dayton Air Show, A Photographic Celebration, a soft cover book of over 200 photographs from his twenty years of covering the biggest aviation event in the state each year.
June 18, 2008 | FULL STORY 
The Age presents the Australian pro photo awards
Melbourne's The Age online newspaper features the Australian Professional Photography Awards with a multimedia presentation.
June 17, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Firefox 3, released today, supports colour managed web browsing
The long-awaited Mozilla Firefox 3 for Mac and Windows, which emerged from beta at 10AM Pacific today, is the latest web browser to support the colour managed display of photos with embedded ICC profiles. That's the good news. The bad news is it's turned off by default. Here's how to turn it on.*UPDATED*
June 17, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Reuters features portfolio of work on China
Reuters' online site runs a feature called Portfolio of Work featuring a body of work from one of its many photographers from around the world. The most recent of these portfolios is a slideshow of very fine images from Reuters photographer Jason Lee from China.
June 17, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Underwater photography carries environmental message
Photo District News pdnonline features a multimedia presentation on Brian Skerry's underwater photography for a National Geographic story called Still Waters: The Global Fish Crisis.
June 16, 2008 | FULL STORY 
DataRescue updates PhotoRescue photo recovery application
DataRescue has released PhotoRescue v3.1.5.11030 for Windows and Mac. The new version adds resizeable thumbnails in the file selection window, improves the recovery of certain movie types and fixes bugs.
June 16, 2008 | FULL STORY 
PhotoShelter announces initiatives to "replenish" stock photography
PhotoShelter, a personal archive, photo management and sales site, has launched an effort "to replenish the global stock photo supply in areas of the greatest buyer demand."
June 16, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Delkin now shipping Archival Gold Blu-Ray BD-R disc
Delkin has announced the addition of Blu-ray to its line of Archival Gold media. The Archival Gold Blu-ray BD-R is a single layer 25GB disc with a 4X speed rating that features the company's ScratchArmor coating and promised service life of over 200 years.
June 13, 2008 | FULL STORY 
CF/SD Performance Database updated
The card-to-computer sections of the CF/SD Performance Database have recently been updated. They are now comprised of results from ten USB, FireWire, ExpressCard and SATA memory card readers and more than 130 CompactFlash and SD/SDHC cards, to assist you in selecting a card and reader combination that will deliver the transfer speed you need.
June 10, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Reuters features Pictures of the Month for May
Reuters photographers from around the world have contributed to a Pictures of the Month: May 2008 slideshow.
June 10, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Photos show severe flooding in the U.S. Midwest
The Chicago Tribune has posted a Wisconsin flooding slideshow on its main online page and The New York Times features an image gallery showing the flooding conditions in the Midwestern states.
June 10, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Canon Speedlite 430EX II to replace Speedlite 430EX
Canon today has rolled out a replacement for the Speedlite 430EX. Called the Speedlite 430EX II, the refresh of the company's midrange flash unit adds a metal shoe that incorporates the locking mechanism first introduced with the Speedlite 580EX II, 1/3 step output control when the flash is set to Manual and full configuration via the rear LCD menus of recent Canon digital SLRs as well as the PowerShot G9 and S5 IS.
June 9, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Entry-level Canon EOS Rebel XS/1000D introduced
Canon has melded the EOS Digital Rebel XTi/400D and EOS Rebel XSi/450D to create the EOS Rebel XS/1000D, its latest entry-level digital SLR. Announced today, the new model combines the body, control layout, battery, SD/SDHC card slot and DIGIC III processing circuitry of the XSi/450D with the 10.08 million image pixel CMOS sensor and 2.5 inch (diagonal) rear LCD of the XTi/400D to come up with a starter camera that is expected to sell for about US$200 less than the XSi/450D.
June 9, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Press Photographer's Year 2008 awards announced
The Press Photographer's Year 2008 awards featuring press photography taken for the UK news media were announced recently.
June 9, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Lessons learned from the photo essay
Poynteronline's Kenny Irby interviews Mona Reeder of the Dallas Morning News about the value of the photo essay. Reeder's photo essay called The Bottom Line won the Robert F. Kennedy Award for domestic photography.
June 3, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Nikon releases Capture NX 2
Nikon has released Capture NX 2 for Mac and Windows, an upgrade to its flagship image editing and NEF conversion application that beefs up both the program's image editing features and, perhaps more importantly, its overall usability. Here's a first look at what's new, and what's not.
June 2, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Multimedia presentation features New York City's Naked Cowboy
Lucy Nicholson and Jassim Ahmad from Reuters have produced a MediaStorm feature on New York City's Naked Cowboy called Naked Ambition.
June 2, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Winning photos in International Color Awards competition worth a look
The International Color Awards winners galleries for both 2006 and 2007 feature numerous powerful photographs across a variety of categories.
June 2, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Think Tank Photo offering free trip to Photokina 2008
If you're a gearhead, take note: professional photo bag maker Think Tank Photo is offering one lucky shooter a free trip to this September's Photokina 2008 trade show in Cologne, Germany.
June 2, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Canon's Behind the lens features soccer photographers
On Canon Professional Network's Behind the lens, the first part of a two-part article by John McDermott features the stories and photos of some of the world's top football (soccer) photographers who will be at work during the upcoming EURO 2008 tournament.
June 2, 2008 | FULL STORY 
World Press stories behind the photos
World Press Photo is featuring The Award Interviews in which photographers discuss the circumstances behind their winning photos. Among the 2008 highlights are the Platon interview about his photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Tim Hetherington's description of photographing an American soldier inside a bunker in Afghanistan.
June 2, 2008 | 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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