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January 2008 News  
Sony full-frame sensor to appear in a Sony digital SLR later this year
At a press conference today at the PMA 2008 trade show in Las Vegas, Sony provided a sneak peek - under glass - at their upcoming, unnamed digital SLR, which will utilize the full-frame CMOS sensor the company announced earlier this week. The new "Flagship Model" is to ship in 2008.*UPDATED*
January 31, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Delkin unveils four-slot CompactFlash reader and more
Delkin has announced several new digital photography products, including a four-slot USB 2.0 card reader called ImageRouter, a Dual Universal Battery Charger capable of charging two digital camera batteries simultaneously, a line of ExpressCard SSDs in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities, a 16GB Class 6 SDHC card and more.
January 30, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Tribune's Strazzante shows us the past and the present
Chicago Tribune photographer Scott Strazzante, who began documenting the life and death of a family farm 13 years ago, shows what has happened to the land since the farm's demise.
January 30, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Nik Viveza brings U Point image adjustment capability to Photoshop
Nik Software is bringing U Point to Photoshop. The image adjustment technology, which first appeared in Nikon Capture NX and is that program's standout feature because of how much simpler it makes the process of applying selective corrections to a photo, will soon be available for both Mac and Windows versions of Photoshop and Photoshop Elements in the form of a plug-in called Viveza.
January 30, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Eye-Fi updates roll out iPhoto integration on Mac, improve performance
The Eye-Fi wireless SD card's previously-announced integration with iPhoto on the Mac is now live: when configuring Eye-Fi Manager to upload photos from the card to a Mac, you have the option of choosing iPhoto rather than a particular folder. When set up this way, transmitted photos are automatically imported into iPhoto. This is one of the changes in Eye-Fi Manager software and Eye-Fi card firmware updates released in the past few days.
January 30, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Sony announces full-frame CMOS sensor capable of 24.73 million pixel photos
Sony has announced their intention to begin mass production this year of a full-frame CMOS sensor capable of producing 24.73 million pixel photos and refreshing at up to 6.3 fps.
January 30, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Photographer's career sails along
The Canon Professional Network features the work of yachting photographer Daniel Forster who's spent the past 35 years as a sailing specialist.
January 30, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Photographers discuss coverage of U.S. State of the Union address
John Harrington has posted video interviews with photographers who shot last evening's State of the Union address in Washington, DC. Speaking about their coverage are AFP's Tim Sloan, David Burnett of Contact Press Images (using a 4 x 5 camera), USA Today's Darr Beiser, Dennis Brack from Black Star and several others.
January 29, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Barefoot workers build New York City manhole covers
Photojournalist J. Adam Huggins always wondered about New York City's manhole covers and his curiousity took him some 8,000 miles away.
January 29, 2008 | FULL STORY 
RAW format update coming for Mac OS, says Apple product manager
In a recent posting in Apple's Aperture support forums, Joe Schorr, Sr. Product Line Manager for Photo Applications at Apple, hints that updated camera RAW format support is coming soon to the Mac OS.
January 29, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Think Tank Photo now shipping Hydrophobia raincover
Think Tank Photo is now shipping the Hydrophobia 300 - 600, an innovative long lens rain cover designed to stay on the lens, out of the way of the focusing ring, until rain is imminent.
January 29, 2008 | FULL STORY 
CIPA sees continued but slowing digital SLR sales growth
The Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA), a group representing Japanese camera manufacturers, is projecting that digital SLRs sales, which grew in 2007 by about 42% over the previous year, will expand by about 22% in 2008, about 13% in 2009 and about 9% in 2010. In 2007, sales of digital cameras surpassed 100 million units for the first time, with digital SLRs accounting for about 7.5 million of that total. Digital SLR sales are expected to reach 11.2 million units in 2010.
January 29, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Nikon announces trio of new lenses
Nikon today has announced three new lenses: the PC-E Nikkor 24mm f/3.5D ED Tilt/Shift, AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED and AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. In addition, the company has said that two additional PC (perspective control) lenses are in the works: a PC-E Micro Nikkor 45mm f/2.8D ED and a PC-E Micro Nikkor 85mm f/2.8D ED.
January 28, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Nikon adds entry-level D60 digital SLR to lineup
The Nikon D60, unveiled today, is an upgrade of the entry-level D40X that adds the company's EXPEED image processing, dust-reduction features including sensor vibration, fun capabilities such as stop-motion animations right in the camera and various other refinements to the 10.04 million image pixel digital SLR.
January 28, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Robert Capa's lost negatives discovered
The New York Times is featuring a story, slideshow and multimedia presentation on the discovery of thousands of negatives taken by Robert Capa during the Spanish Civil War.
January 28, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Nikon updates firmware for D80 to 1.10
Nikon has released new firmware for the D80. The update, which brings both the A and B versions of the camera's firmware to 1.10, adds support for the MTP protocol over a USB link and improves long exposure noise reduction.
January 28, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Mamiya to release ZD sensor filter for IR photography in February
Mamiya is planning to release a user-replaceable filter for the image sensor of the Mamiya ZD digital back that will enable it to be used for infrared photography. IR Photo Filter YD401, which installs in place of the standard IR Cut Filter YB401 that comes with the back, is to land on dealer shelves in mid-February 2008 in the U.S. at a street price of US$424.
January 28, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Portfolio v8.5.1 adds new RAW file support, plus Leopard compatibility on Mac
Extensis has released updates to its Portfolio suite of photo cataloging and web publishing applications. Portfolio v8.5.1 and Portfolio Server v8.5.1 for Windows and Mac add support for the RAW files from the Canon EOS 40D, EOS-1Ds Mark III, Nikon D300, D3 and other models, plus improved import and use of XMP-format metadata. The Mac version also introduces full compatibility with Mac OS X 10.5 and later.
January 28, 2008 | FULL STORY 
National Geographic's Steve McCurry talks about his career
In a pdnonline interview, National Geographic contributing photographer Steve McCurry says a desire to travel led him to leave his small-town weekly job, buy 200 rolls of Kodachrome and take a trip to India.
January 25, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Photographer uses 20,000 images for global warming photo project
Toronto Star photographer Lucas Oleniuk shot 20,0000 images to deliver a single message on global warming in a multimedia presentation called AIRSICK.
January 24, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Canon unveils 12.17 million image pixel EOS Digital Rebel XSi
Canon's newest entry-level digital SLR, the EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D, features a 12.17 million image pixel self-cleaning CMOS sensor, 14-bit analog-to-digital conversion, Highlight Tone Priority, Live View featuring two types of autofocus detection modes, 3.5 fps shooting speed and more.
January 23, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Canon announces price, release dates for new supertelephotos
Canon USA this evening has announced that the EF 200mm f/2L IS USM is scheduled for release in April at an estimated street price of US$5999, while the EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM is slated for delivery in May at an estimated street price of US$11,999.
January 23, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Photojournalist documents the troubled Congo
Photojournalist Marcus Bleasdale has produced a strong set of images in his multimedia project on the Congo called Rape of a Nation.
January 23, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Photographer finds Norman Rockwell moments
While there are those who doubt Norman Rockwell's America ever existed, in this New York Times story and photo gallery it's plain that photographer Kevin Rivoli has set out to prove them wrong.
January 21, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Getty Images for sale, bids due by end of January
The New York Times is reporting that Getty Images is for sale, with final bids due before the end of the month. If a suitable buyer steps forward, the picture agency could fetch as much as US$1.5 billion, notes the article.
January 21, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Galleries feature photography tips
National Geographic photographers have contributed to a number of galleries on portrait, landscape, adventure and travel photography to provide tips to fellow photographers.
January 20, 2008 | FULL STORY 
LPA Design now shipping PocketWizard MultiMAX with USB port
LPA Design has released a revised version of their PocketWizard MultiMAX wireless remote transceiver, one that incorporates a USB port to enable the installation of future firmware updates by the end user. They've also unveiled a new pre-release cable design that makes it possible to enable or disable a remote camera's pre-release state from the transmitter.*UPDATED*
January 19, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Photographer documents America's best-kept secrets
Photographer Taryn Simon spent four years capturing America's best-kept secrets during a recent project in which she gained access to highly-restricted research areas as well as other facilities the public would never see.
January 17, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Reuters captures Spirit of Sport
Instead of the usual peak action images, Reuters photographers have captured the Spirit of Sport in this gallery.
January 16, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Gallery captures beauty of Central European wilderness
Nature photographer Bruno D'Amicis captures the alpine wilderness of Ticha in northern Slovakia in this gallery of fine landscape and wildlife images.
January 16, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Reuters Canada photographers display favourite photos
At a World Cup ski event before Christmas we happened to see a gallery of some great cricket photos from Reuters photographer Andy Clark.
January 16, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Apple introduces Time Capsule, MacBook Air
Apple CEO Steve Jobs today unveiled a range of new products during his morning address at Macworld Conference and Expo 2008 in San Francisco. Of interest to photographers is Time Capsule, a combination of Airport Extreme wireless router and either a 500GB or 1TB hard drive, and MacBook Air, an ultrathin 3 pound laptop featuring a 13.3-inch LED-backlit display and a 64GB flash memory "hard drive" as an option.
January 15, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Photography documents coal mining issues
Photojournalist Andrea Bruce of the Washington Post covers drug abuse, poverty and health issues with a strong collection of photos from coal mining country of Southwestern Virginia.
January 15, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Printroom updates Pro Studio Manager, introduces plug-ins for Aperture, iPhoto
Printroom, an online print fulfillment service for professional photographers, has upgraded the Mac version of their Pro Studio Manager software to v3.1 and introduced export plug-ins for Apple Aperture and iPhoto that enable direct uploading to the Printroom site from within these applications. The company is also now offering up to a three-month free trial of the upper tiers of the service.
January 15, 2008 | FULL STORY 
HP, Epson announce new 13 x 19 photo printers
This month, both Epson in North America and HP have announced new 13-inch carriage desktop photo printers that use pigment-based inks. The Epson Stylus Photo R1900 is a seven-ink printer with gloss optimizer, while the HP Photosmart Pro B8850 is an eight-ink printer that includes the many of the features of the HP Photosmart Pro B9180 but at a lower price.
January 15, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Sigma 4.5mm fisheye lens to ship this month
Sigma is poised to ship the 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC HSM, a circular fisheye lens that provides about a 180 degree field of view and is intended for use with smaller-sensor digital SLRs such as the Canon EOS 40D and Nikon D300.
January 14, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Eye-Fi update for Mac adds compatibility with Safari plus automatic iPhoto import
An update to Eye-Fi Manager, a combination of software and a browser-based utility for configuring the Eye-Fi wireless SD card, has or will soon be upgraded to allow for automatic import of photos into iPhoto and now supports the use of Safari 3 for Mac, the latest version of Apple's web browser, to access the utility.
January 14, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Portfolio hosting service liveBooks streamlines options for students
Portfolio hosting site liveBooks has simplified its offerings for students and teachers to a single, US$99/year subscription option, without an up-front fee.
January 14, 2008 | FULL STORY 
BreezeBrowser Pro v1.7.3 released
Breeze Systems has released BreezeBrowser Pro v1.7.3, a new version of its RAW conversion software for Windows.
January 14, 2008 | FULL STORY 
National Geographic features cold weather gallery
You can feel the cold in this gallery of photos from National Geographic News depicting the severe cold and heavy snows which accounted for dozens of deaths in Asia.
January 12, 2008 | FULL STORY 
New York Times records the campaign trail
There are many slide shows appearing on Internet news outlets from the U.S. presidential primaries but On The Trail from the New York Times caught our eye.
January 12, 2008 | FULL STORY 
POY contest calling for entries
The 65th POYi (Pictures of the Year International) competition is open for entries.
January 7, 2008 | FULL STORY 
NPPA 2008 Best of Photojournalism calls for entries
The National Press Photographer's Association (NPPA) 2008 Best of Photojournalism contest is accepting entries.
January 3, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Digital boom leads to paparazzi explosion
An article in the Guardian discusses the proliferation of digital cameras and the age of citizen journalists who sell their images to agencies like the People Paparazzi.
January 3, 2008 | FULL STORY 
U.S. Department of Transportation revises Lithium battery rules press release
In an effort to clarify Lithium battery transport rules that came into effect January 1, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has revised a recent press release. The new version of the release makes it clear that any number of typical digital SLR and notebook Lithium-Ion batteries are allowed in carry-ons as long as they're stored in a way that prevents short-circuiting, while checked baggage can contain Lithium-Ion batteries only if they're inserted in the device they're meant to power.
January 3, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Microsoft Pro Photo Shoot helps keep track of assignment gear, details
Microsoft has released Pro Photo Shoot, an add-in for Outlook that streamlines the adding of important details about a shoot - including the gear to be used - to an Outlook appointment.
January 3, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Lexar to ship Crucial-brand 32GB, 64GB solid state drives in February
Lexar today has announced 32GB and 64GB solid state drives (SSDs) for use as laptop hard drive replacements or in any external enclosure that accepts 2.5-inch SATA mechanisms. Because they use flash memory in place of spinning platters, SSDs are promised to be "more durable, require less power, and offer greater overall system performance than traditional hard disk drives." Lexar's 32GB and 64GB models will be sold under the Crucial brand name and are expected to ship in early February 2008.
January 2, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Intepreting the Lithium battery transport regulations for passenger aircraft
If you're traveling with your cameras and other battery-operated equipment to, from or within the USA - and perhaps elsewhere around the world - the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) recent pronouncements about the rules governing the transport of batteries containing Lithium means you may have to plan a bit more carefully how many rechargeable battery packs you carry with you, and how you carry them. But it's equally important to understand that the coverage of the so-called Lithium battery ban in the mainstream media has been riddled with misinformation. The reality is that the changes most photographers will have to make when readying to fly are less onerous than the coverage might have led you to believe. *UPDATED*
January 2, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Nature Photographers pick 2007 award winners
Nature Photographers Online Magazine has selected its Editor's Pick Awards 2007.
January 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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