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June 2005 News  
Hands-on with a pre-production Mamiya ZD
LUMINOUS LANDSCAPE has published an English translation of a brief hands-on preview of the Mamiya ZD by German photographer Claus Possberg, who was recently able to work with a pre-production unit.
June 29, 2005 | FULL STORY 
Tips for transitioning to Photoshop CS2
PLANET PHOTOSHOP has published a short article with some tips for moving actions, brushes, styles and other custom elements from previous versions of Photoshop to CS2.
June 29, 2005 | FULL STORY 
PDN: 2005 Photo Annual winner's gallery
PDNOnline has posted a gallery of winning images from PDN 2005 Photo Annual. The gallery holds dozens of excellent photographs in numerous categories including magazine/editorial, photojournalism, photo books, and advertising....
June 28, 2005 | FULL STORY 
CNET: 40+ online printing/sharing sites reviewed
I recently co-wrote, with CNET Senior Editor Aimee Baldridge, a feature story for the CNET website that might be useful to readers of this site. The article gives brief descriptions and reviews of more than 40 web-based photo printing and sharing services.It's organized into four charts that compare various features and give numerical...
June 24, 2005 | FULL STORY 
DxO Optics Pro v3.0 released
DxO Labs has released v3.0 of DxO Optics, the company's digital image correction and enhancement application. It's compatible with Windows and Mac OS X..New features in this version include a new DxO Lighting Engine and a new DxO Noise Engine.The application is available in Standard and Elite editions. One free...
June 24, 2005 | FULL STORY 
Hologram technology promises to improve digital image watermarking
A team of physicists in Italy have developed a watermarking scheme that embeds an encrypted hologram into a digital photo. A press release indicates that the hologram "will help newspapers and magazines check celebrity pictures that might have been doctored to make them more newsworthy, and prevent hackers from tampering with...
June 24, 2005 | FULL STORY 
Photojournalist Neil Turner to stage lighting workshop in September
Neil Turner, a London, UK-based photojournalist and proprietor of the lighting education site dg28.com, is staging a seminar on the same topic this fall. To be held September 18, 2005 in London's Docklands area, the 2-hour event will feature Turner describing his approach to lighting certain photographs (as selected by the...
June 24, 2005 | FULL STORY 
Canon updates firmware for EOS-1D Mark II, EOS-1Ds Mark II
Canon today released new firmware for the EOS-1D Mark II and EOS-1Ds Mark II that's meant to stomp out a bug that cropped up in firmware made available on May 31, 2005. Today's firmware releases - v1.2.3 for the EOS-1D Mark II and v1.1.3 for the EOS-1Ds Mark II - fix a problem in which "pressing the DISPLAY button right after shooting images resulted in an abnormal display and the camera would freeze. Images are not lost when this occurs."
June 22, 2005 | FULL STORY 
New issue of Nikon Pro posted
The newest edition of Nikon Pro, the online newsletter of Nikon Professional Services, has been posted. Articles include: A short overview of Nikon's Wi-Fi technology for the D2X, D2Hs, and D2H cameras A field report from Nikon U.S.A. product manager Mike Corrado who explains his autofocus and crop mode settings for a...
June 22, 2005 | FULL STORY 
Microsoft launches digital photography site for pros
Microsoft has launched a section on their web site aimed at professional photographers using Windows XP. The site includes a growing collection of articles on digital workflow using applications that run on Microsoft's operating system....
June 22, 2005 | FULL STORY 
NPR: photographers becoming security concerns
The U.S. National Public Radio network has posted an audio report on complaints by numerous photographers that they have been harassed by law enforcement officials citing security concerns since the September 11 terrorist attacks....
June 20, 2005 | FULL STORY 
SportsShooter: review of "Under Fire", a book on photographers in Vietnam
SportsShooter.com has published a review of the book Under Fire: Great Photographers and Writers in Vietnam, which has recently been published by Random House. The book was edited and compiled by veteran photojournalist and war photographer Catherine Leroy (who was herself captured by the North Vietnamese Army) and includes work by Henri Huet,...
June 20, 2005 | FULL STORY 
Qimage v2005.310 released
Digital Domain has released Qimage v2005.310, which follows closely on the heels of v2005.300, released last month. Qimage is compatible with Windows only.Last month's update added network compatibility and a new look to the user interface. The latest tweak improves the program's pyramid interpolation feature. The update is free to...
June 20, 2005 | FULL STORY 
PhotoRescue updated to v2.1.676
Data Rescue recently updated PhotoRescue, its powerful photo recovery software for Windows and Mac, to v2.1.676. Most of the changes are to the program's ability to preview files before the actual recovery. The program will now properly display recoverable RAW files taken with the Nikon D2X or Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT/350D,...
June 19, 2005 | FULL STORY 
Nikon Capture 4.3 released
Nikon this week has released Capture 4.3 for Windows and Mac. The new version of the company's RAW file handling application includes support for the D50, incorporates a Color Aberration Control filter (that seems to work really well) as well a Red Eye Correction filter, fixes several bugs and adds a Performance tab...
June 18, 2005 | FULL STORY 
RadTech debuts NeoCase Apple notebook sleeves
RadTech has announced the NeoCase line of neoprene fitted sleeves for iBooks and PowerBooks. The cases are water-repellant, incorporate a retractable handle, and are sized specifically for current iBooks and PowerBooks. They're available directly from RadTech for US$29.95. ...
June 16, 2005 | FULL STORY 
Nik Sharpener Pro 2.0 now available
Nik Sharpener Pro 2.0 from Nik Multimedia, which was announced in April, is now available for purchase. It's a Photoshop-compatible sharpening plug-in that works with Photoshop 5.5 through CS2 on Windows or Mac OS X, as well as other applications that support Photoshop plug-ins.Nik Sharpener Pro 2.0 is available in...
June 16, 2005 | FULL STORY 
Microsoft posts Raw Image Thumbnailer PowerToy
Microsoft has posted its free Raw Image Thumbnailer and Viewer PowerToy for Windows XP. This PowerToy, which we previewed earlier this month, can thumbnail, view, and print RAW images from a variety of Canon and Nikon cameras....
June 16, 2005 | FULL STORY 
CNET: Microsoft releases beta of Adobe rival
CNET News.com reports that Microsoft has released a beta version of a graphics application code-named Acrylic that may eventually compete with Adobe's Photoshop and Illustrator programs. ...
June 11, 2005 | FULL STORY 
IOptic sensor cleaning fluid announced
Intemos, the makers of DSLRClean sensor cleaning swabs, has introduced a sensor cleaning liquid called IOptic. It's designed to tackle stubborn particles that might prove too difficult for the DSLRClean swabs by themselves.IOptic is available directly from the Intemos website. A 50ml bottle costs US$14.95....
June 11, 2005 | FULL STORY 
Imaging Resource: Microsoft on RAW file support
Imaging Resource has published a short interview with Josh Weisberg, Group Product Manager for Windows Digital Media at Microsoft. Weisberg discusses Microsoft's recently announced plans to support RAW image file formats in the upcoming "Longhorn" OS, as well as in the Microsoft RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer PowerToy for Windows...
June 8, 2005 | FULL STORY 
SI.com: tribute to Hy Peskin, SI's first staff shooter
Sports Illustrated's web site has published a slide show of images by Hy Peskin, the magazine's first staff photographer, who died last week.The images are from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s and capture several of the all-time greats in American sports....
June 8, 2005 | FULL STORY 
NYT: photojournalist David Burnett's varied gear
The New York Times has an interesting feature on veteran photojournalist David Burnett and his ongoing use of cameras ranging from a Canon EOS 20D to a Speed Graphic. The story is accompanied by a slide show narrated by Burnett. (Free registration required.)  ...
June 8, 2005 | FULL STORY 
Digital Journalist June issue posted
The June issue of The Digital Journalist has been posted. Articles include: A gallery of pictures and an introduction by Peter Howe to his new book, Paparazzi, which takes a look at the business of unauthorized celebrity photography A gallery of images by I.C. Rapoport taken in the aftermath of a...
June 7, 2005 | FULL STORY 
BreezeBrowser v2.12 released
Breeze Systems has released BreezeBrowser v2.12. The update adds support for Canon EOS 350D/Rebel XT RAW files.BreezeBrowser is compatible with Windows only. The update is free to certain previous owners of BreezeBrowser (details here). A full license is US$49.95. ...
June 7, 2005 | FULL STORY 
Macs to be powered by Intel processors starting in 2006
During his keynote address today at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference 2005, company CEO Steve Jobs set out a transition plan from PowerPC to Intel microprocessors for Mac computers. The first Macs with Intel inside aimed at the end user are to ship in 2006, though developers will be able to purchase a development system immediately. The entire Mac product line is to be running Intel processors by the end of 2007. During the keynote, Jobs demonstrated a build of OS X 10.4.1 running on a Mac system equipped with a 3.6GHz Pentium 4 processor.
June 6, 2005 | FULL STORY 
dealmac: Dell 2005FPW flat panel for US$449
The dealmac web site once again notes it's possible to purchase the Dell 2005FPW flat panel display (our favourite low-cost desktop LCD) in the U.S. for well below the regular price if you follow the instructions set out here. By entering the coupon code as described, the monitor is about US$449, including shipping. The offer ends...
June 6, 2005 | FULL STORY 
PDN: hands-on with Mamiya ZD prototype
PDNOnline's David Schloss reports his impressions of a pre-production 22-megapixel Mamiya ZD camera, which he spent a day testing. The article does not comment on image quality but does discuss ergonomics and design....
June 3, 2005 | FULL STORY 
John Solano is NikonNet's July Legend Behind the Lens
Wedding photographer John Solano is profiled for the July edition of NikonNet's Legend Behind the Lens feature....
June 3, 2005 | FULL STORY 
CPS Europe: EXIF, IPTC and other 4 letter words
Issue 12 of Canon Europe's CPS online newsletter contains several interesting features, including a look at image metadata entitled EXIF, IPTC and other 4 letter words and answers to 25 questions about Canon's WFT-E1/E1A transmitter....
June 3, 2005 | FULL STORY 
Alex Majoli points and shoots
Magnum photographer Alex Majoli covers global conflict with Olympus compact cameras.
June 3, 2005 | FULL STORY 
Tronix Explorer 1200 provides location strobe power on a budget
The Tronix Explorer 1200 combines a pure sine wave AC inverter and a rechargeable battery that's purpose-built for driving AC-powered strobes up to 1200w/s in the field. And at US$249 + shipping, it's a bargain compared to competing products. The company also makes the US$90 Tronix Ultra-lite, which powers desktop inkjet printers in the field.
June 2, 2005 | FULL STORY 
Canon EOS 20Da to ship in July in USA, Canada
The Canon EOS 20Da, a version of the 20D tuned for astrophotography, will ship in July 2005 at an estimated street price of US$2199 in the USA. It will ship the same month in Canada (and probably other world regions also), at a list price (MSRP) of CDN$3500. (MSRP is almost...
June 2, 2005 | FULL STORY 
Lexar releases details of 80X firmware update program
Lexar has now released the details of its 80X card firmware update program. Under the program, any owner of an affected 80X CompactFlash card can have it exchanged for one that is running firmware that fixes an incompatibility with newer Canon digital SLR cameras.
June 1, 2005 | FULL STORY 
RawShooter essentials 2005 v1.1.3 released
Pixmantec has released an update to RawShooter essentials 2005 that brings the currently free RAW conversion program to v1.1.3. It is compatible with Windows only.The new version brings speed and performance improvements, numerous bug fixes, and support for the Nikon D70s and the Olympus C7070WZ. ...
June 1, 2005 | FULL STORY 
Russell Brown's website back online
The website of Russell Brown, Sr. Creative Director at Adobe Systems, is back online after a brief shutdown. It has been reborn with a number of new free tutorials and scripts for Adobe Photoshop CS2, as well as Brown's many useful previously available tips and free downloads for earlier Photoshop versions....
June 1, 2005 | FULL STORY 
DPReview: Canon to ship EOS 20Da outside of Japan
Digital Photography Review notes that Canon will be shipping the EOS 20Da, a special version of the camera that's purpose-built for astrophotography, outside of the Japanese domestic market where the camera was first unveiled. An earlier story on this site describes the differences between the 20D and 20Da. As of this...
June 1, 2005 | FULL STORY 
Microsoft announces RAW viewing PowerToy for Windows XP
Microsoft today has announced that an upcoming add-on for Windows XP will enable the handling of Canon and Nikon RAW formats directly within Windows. In addition, extensive RAW format support through a codec architecture is planned for the next major release of Windows, dubbed Longhorn.
June 1, 2005 | 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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