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May 2011 News  
Revisiting Battle at F-Stop Ridge
A promo video by Canadian photo retailer The Camera Store, which features a mock skirmish between camera-toting soldiers, has notched almost 1.3 million views since it was posted on YouTube two weeks ago. Now, the creators of the one-minute Battle at F-Stop Ridge, all store employees, have posted a video explaining how the web sensation came to be.
May 31, 2011 | FULL STORY 
New digital photo workflow software, PhotoDirector, available in beta
Taiwanese software developer CyberLink has posted a freely downloadable beta version of a new digital photography workflow application for Windows called PhotoDirector 2011, which is clearly intended to serve a purpose similar to Adobe Lightroom or Apple Aperture. Users of the beta will be eligible to receive the full release version for free in exchange for providing feedback on the software.
May 31, 2011 | FULL STORY 
AP: Can film hang on?
The Associated Press has published a story on the dwindling use of film. U.S. film sales (single rolls of film plus single-use film cameras) have fallen by 95% to about 50 million units from a peak of 950 million in 2000. By the end of this year, U.S. non-disposable film camera sales will likely have fallen by 99.5% since 2000.
May 31, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Camera Bits posts final version of Photo Mechanic 4.6.7
Initially available as a succession of public betas, Camera Bits has now posted the final version of Photo Mechanic 4.6.7 for Mac and Windows. The latest release of the speedy pro photo browser and longtime anchor in our own workflow corrects a number of minor bugs and adds or improves support for photos created with newer Canon and Olympus cameras.
May 31, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Phottix now shipping Strato II trigger for Canon, Nikon
Phottix has released the Strato II Multi, a new version of its Strato 2.4GHz wireless flash and camera triggering system that adds four-group operation and a promised 50% improvement in range. Like the original Strato, the Strato II Multi features a TTL pass-through hot shoe on the transmitter and four wireless channels. The Strato II Multi is backwards-compatible with the Strato.
May 31, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Firmware v1.1.0 for Canon EOS-1D Mark IV now available
Firmware v1.1.0 for the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV improves read/write speeds with certain CompactFlash cards, corrects an instance in which video capture may stop prematurely and fixes errors in the Arabic and Portuguese menu screens.
May 31, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Canon releases firmware v2.0.9 for EOS 5D Mark II
Canon has posted firmware v2.0.9 for the EOS 5D Mark II. It improves read/write speeds with certain CompactFlash cards, fixes Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish and Thai menu screen mistakes and addresses an instance in which lens image stabilization would not engage.
May 30, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Shipping of Tronix Explorer Mini to commence on Monday (updated)
On May 30, Innovatronix will begin to ship the Tronix Explorer Mini portable power pack for studio flash.
May 28, 2011 | FULL STORY 
SeeFile 5 digital asset management solution released
SeeFile has released v5 of its web browser-based digital asset management solution, which gives photographers and other creatives cloud-based access to their images and also serves as a client collaboration and file delivery platform. Improvements in version 5 include compatibility with HTML 5, new smart content filters, and a redesigned user interface.
May 27, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Workshop on photographing the performing arts to be held in Banff in July
This July, The Banff Centre is staging an intensive seven-day workshop on photographing dance, music, theatre and opera. The Performance Photography Workshop features a mix of seminars and shooting time and is led by photographers David Cooper, Trudie Lee and Donald Lee.
May 26, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Denny releases new solid color, easy-maintenance cloth backdrops
Denny Manufacturing has released a new line of backdrops called Solid Color Freedom Cloth. Available in eight colors and six different sizes, the backdrops are machine washable, dryer safe, and wrinkle resistant.
May 26, 2011 | FULL STORY 
PDNOnline: Gear shortages in the wake of the disaster in Japan
Photo District News has published an interesting read on the supply crunch facing photo equipment retailers and photographers as Canon, Nikon and others struggle to resume normal production levels in the wake of March's earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Shortages of cameras such as the Canon EOS 7D and Nikon D700, as well as popular lenses, are commonplace across the U.S., writes the story's author, Dan Havlik.
May 25, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Nikon sues Sigma over vibration reduction
In a brief statement, Nikon has announced the launching of a patent infringement suit in Japan against Sigma. In the suit, Nikon claims that Sigma has infringed on patents related to the vibration reduction feature of its interchangeable lenses and indicates that attempts to negotiate a solution failed.
May 25, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Datacolor releases screen profiling app for iPad, iPad 2
Billing it as the "[w]orld's first custom calibrated viewing on your tablet device," Datacolor has released SpyderGallery, an app for the Apple iPad and iPad 2. With the help of the companion SpyderGallery Desktop program for Mac and Windows, the app enables a colour profile to be created. This profile can then be applied to the viewing of photos within the SpyderGallery app for a promised improvement in colour accuracy. While the software is free, a Spyder3-series colorimeter is required.
May 25, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Canon updates availability info for new supertelephotos, fisheye zoom (updated)
Canon has issued a revised schedule for the release of the four new supertelephotos and 8-15mm fisheye zoom it announced last year.
May 25, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Adobe releases Lightroom 3.4.1 and Camera Raw 6.4.1 (updated)
Adobe has released Photoshop Lightroom 3.4.1 and Camera Raw 6.4.1. It appears that, as Adobe promised, these updates fix the JPEG bug the company warned about last week.
May 25, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Free two-hour webinar with Jay Maisel on June 6th
Kelby Training is presenting a free two-hour webinar with photographer Jay Maisel on June 6th, 2011. The webinar will comprise a screening of a Kelby Training class called Another Day with Jay Maisel plus a live Q & A with Maisel that will take place between segments of the class.
May 24, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Natural disaster strikes again
The Atlantic's Tornado Ravages Joplin, Missouri and The Big Picture's Deadly tornadoes strike again are just two of many galleries the latest natural disaster in the southern US.
May 23, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Postcards from America: Magnum photographers take a road trip
Magnum has begun a documentary photography experiment in the form of a series of road trips around the U.S. called "Postcards From America". In the first trip, happening currently, five Magnum photographers — Paolo Pellegrin, Jim Goldberg, Susan Meiselas, Alec Soth, and Mikhael Subotzky — are taking a bus from San Antonio to Oakland, photoblogging as they go.
May 23, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Canon sees early recovery from quake-related supply-chain disruptions
Reuters reports that Canon's CEO, Fujio Mitarai, expects the company's earthquake-disrupted supply chain to recover by the end of June, earlier than Canon previously thought. This will boost annual sales by about US$600 million, Mitarai expects.
May 23, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Photographer injects humour into his images
LENS, The New York Times blog, features Israel, With a Knowing Wink, the work of Alex Levac. We're accustomed to hard news images from the Middle East but Levac's work makes us think of the whimsical images of Elliott Erwitt.
May 23, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Sports fan shows great concentration
MSNBC's Week in Sports features one of the best sports-fan images we've seen in a long time.
May 23, 2011 | FULL STORY 
NikonWeb: The history of the QV-1000C, Nikon's first electronic camera
NikonWeb has published an interesting look back at the Nikon QV-1000C, the company's first still camera to capture pictures electronically rather than on film. Introduced in 1988, roughly 180 units of the SLR-style still video model were made. The QV-1000C had a U.S. manufacturer's suggested retail price of over US$20,000, but despite its lofty price tag the camera was sold at a loss, says the article.
May 23, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Times features best of week
The Los Angeles Times large-image galleries featuring The Week in Pictures has become one of our favourite image galleries.
May 21, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Each new batch of flood images more remarkable
The Atlantic's Mississippi Floodwaters Roll South demonstrates that every new gallery of images from flooding in the US is even more remarkable than the last.
May 20, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Reuters photographer recounts scary flight
Reuters photographer Beawiharta recounts some scary moments with his family aboard a Cathay Pacific jetliner that had to make an emergency landing. He heard two sharp bangs, followed by the aircraft shaking violently from an apparent engine fire.
May 20, 2011 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC's weekly gallery always worth a look
MSNBC never lets us down with its consistently good selections for The Week in Pictures.
May 20, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Sigma to ship 14.75 million image pixel SD1 in June for US$9700
Sigma has announced that the SD1, its latest digital SLR, will ship in early June at a manufacturer's suggested retail price of US$9700 in the U.S. The centrepiece of the costly new camera is its 14.75 million image pixel, 1.5X-size Foveon sensor, which incorporates separate red, green and blue sensitive layers within each pixel well for what the company says will be better quality photos than those produced by the bayer-array sensors used in Canon, Nikon and almost all other digital SLRs today.
May 20, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Aperture coming to iPad, suggests patent tracking website
Patently Apple, a website dedicated to the analysis of patents filed by the computer and mobile device maker, has published an article today suggesting that Aperture, Apple's pro photo management application for Mac, may be destined for the iPad. Graphics accompanying the filing show Aperture running on a touchscreen of some kind, though the iPad doesn't appear to be specifically mentioned.
May 19, 2011 | FULL STORY 
ShutterSnitch updated to v2.1.3; ShutterSnitch Backup beta for Mac also available
ShutterSnitch 2.1.3 for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, our favourite app for receiving pictures from a wireless camera, enables the thumbnail strip to be resized while selecting photos on the export screen, adds an option to only display JPEGs in the thumbnail strip and fixes several bugs. In addition, ShutterSnitch Backup, a program that can automatically copy the contents of ShutterSnitch collections to a computer, is available in beta form for Mac.
May 19, 2011 | FULL STORY 
"Battle At F-Stop Ridge" photo store promo video gets web's attention
Helped along by mentions on The Huffington Post, Twitter and Facebook, an entertaining promo video by Canadian photo retailer The Camera Store has notched over 150,000 views since being posted on YouTube earlier this week. The one-minute Battle at F-Stop Ridge features a mock skirmish between camera-toting soldiers - all store employees - and was shot mainly with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II.
May 19, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Lexar announces Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader
Lexar has announced the Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader, an updated version of its previous two-slot USB 2.0 reader that's designed to take advantage of the higher throughput potential of USB 3.0.
May 19, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Data-corrupting JPEG bug found in Lightroom 3.4, Camera Raw 6.4
Adobe is working on a fix for a bug in both Photoshop Lightroom 3.4 and Camera Raw 6.4 that can cause certain JPEGs to become corrupted during metadata update operations.
May 19, 2011 | FULL STORY 
SI leads off with fine collection
Sports Illustrated features Leading Off: Pictures of the Week, a fine collection of peak-action images from the sports world.
May 19, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Political sparks fly in Photo Journal gallery
Photo Journal from The Wall Street Journal features Photos of the Day: May 18, an interesting gallery of images that clearly shows that politics is not for the faint of heart.
May 18, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Atlantic crosses Pacific for scenes from China
The Atlantic features Scenes from China, a large-image gallery featuring nearly 50 images representing a cross-section of life in China.
May 18, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Apple posts Digital Camera Raw Compatibility, ProKit updates
Apple has released Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 3.7 for the Mac OS. It adds support for the RAW formats of five additional digital cameras including the Nikon D5100 and Fujifilm FinePix X100. Also out from Apple is ProKit 7.0, an update to an operating system module used by Apple's professional applications for Mac, including Aperture and Final Cut Pro.
May 17, 2011 | FULL STORY 
10-gigapixel, 360-degree panorama of Wembley stadium posted
The UK's Wembley Stadium has posted a 10-gigapixel, 360-degree interactive panorama. It was stitched together from nearly 1,000 individual images taken inside the stadium three days ago during the FA Cup Final soccer/football match. Anyone with a Facebook account can tag themselves or friends while viewing and navigating the panorama; more than 18,000 fans have already been tagged.
May 17, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Think Tank Photo to update Speed series belt packs next month
Camera bag maker Think Tank Photo will update its trio of Speed series belt packs next month. The Speed Demon V2.0, Speed Freak V2.0 and Speed Racer V2.0 feature a slick convertible design that enables them to quickly morph from shoulder bags to belt packs. All three feature a contoured, body-hugging shape, a top flap that opens away from the photographer, zippered side pockets for storing the integrated waist belt and rails for Think Tank's Modular Rotation System components.
May 17, 2011 | FULL STORY 
A delightful look back at old-school press photography
The Chicago Tribune has published a very entertaining interview with author Gerry Souter, who spent two years as a press photographer for the paper from 1964-1966. Souter paints a delightful picture of cigar-chomping, fixer-stained newshounds covering a then still bare-knuckled Chicago with 4x5 Speed Graphics or, when speed was required, a Mamiyaflex twin-lens-reflex.
May 17, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Galleries show extent of the flooding
Galleries from The Denver Post's photo blog and The Atlantic show the extent of flooding along the Mississippi.
May 17, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Save very large Photoshop PSD files up to 20X faster
The Mac Performance Guide from Lloyd Chambers has a post on a new plugin that can dramatically cut the time it takes Photoshop to save a very large (1GB and up) layered image file. In one test of a Mac Pro with a three-drive SSD RAID, the new plugin cut the save time for a 2.88GB PSD file from 130 seconds to 8 seconds.
May 16, 2011 | FULL STORY 
ASMP offers digital imaging workflow best practices web site (updated)
The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) publishes dpBestFlow.org, a web site designed to establish and promote best practices in digital imaging workflows, from capture through archiving. The web site, part of a project funded by the U.S. Library of Congress, includes extensive information and advice on everything from color management to image editing to client file delivery, and much more.
May 16, 2011 | FULL STORY 
The Atlantic highlights Pakistan
The Atlantic features an interesting online gallery of Scenes from Pakistan.
May 16, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Times presents best of week
The Los Angeles Times features a large-image gallery with The Week in Pictures: May 9-15, 2011.
May 16, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Canada selects NNA winners
Photography winners of the National Newspaper Awards in Canada were announced May 13 in Ottawa.
May 14, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Russia celebrates Victory Day
The Big Picture from The Boston Globe features a gallery of nice images from Russia on Victory Day, marking the surrender of Nazi Germany on May 9.
May 14, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Review: the Apple iMac 21.5-inch
Last week, Apple updated its iMac 21.5-inch and iMac 27-inch desktops, adding Thunderbolt ports, better graphics cards and more. Perhaps the most interesting change to the iMac line, however, was the inclusion of quad-core Intel processors with every iMac configuration, from the entry-level model on up. That, combined with the really good screen the iMac 21.5-inch already had, means that Apple is now offering - after a multi-year drought - a desktop Mac that combines truly impressive processing power, a colour accurate display and a wealth of other useful features into a single computer - at a bargain price. We review the new iMac 21.5-inch, with an emphasis on its display and processor and how they've teamed up to make the computer an enticing option for photographers on a budget.
May 13, 2011 | FULL STORY 
NPPA launches "Business Blitz" workshops
The U.S. National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) has launched a very affordable workshop on effective business practices for freelance photographers. The workshop, called "Business Blitz", kicks off in June and will travel to four more U.S. cities over the subsequent five months.
May 13, 2011 | FULL STORY 
TIME features vintage Cannes
TIME features Vintage Cannes: Stargazing at the Beach, an interesting gallery of black-and-white images from the past.
May 13, 2011 | FULL STORY 
White House ends re-enactments for news photographers
The U.S. White House has announced the end of the long-time but little known practice of re-enacting portions of live presidential addresses to allow news photographers to take pictures that look like they were made during the actual address. The issue became a mild controversy after President Obama's recent press conference announcing the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
May 12, 2011 | FULL STORY 
After Effects CS5.5 Warp Stabilizer wows Digital Outback Photo
Digital Outback Photo has published a very positive early look at the new Warp Stabilizer feature in Adobe After Effects CS5.5. Warp Stabilizer is essentially a software image stabilization tool that also corrects for rolling shutter artifacts in video shot with CMOS sensors such as those in DSLR cameras. DOP had basically given up on the idea of quality post-processing software-based video image stabilization but says that, after trying Warp Stabilizer, it's "hard to describe how excited we are".
May 12, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Panasonic announces Lumix DMC-G3
Panasonic has announced the Lumix DMC-G3, a 15.8 million image pixel, Micro Four-Thirds format mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera. The camera features a new sensor, an improved touch-screen control interface, and significantly reduced size compared to its predecessor, the Lumix DMC-G2.
May 12, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Stern sports gallery well worth a look
Stern's online magazine features a fine gallery of images from the world of sports.
May 12, 2011 | FULL STORY 
DC Resource reviews Fujifilm Finepix X100 large-sensor compact
Digital Camera Resource has published a long review of the Fujifilm Finepix X100, the recently introduced fixed-lens compact with a 12-megapixel APS-C sized sensor.
May 11, 2011 | FULL STORY 
58-key customizable keyboard speeds editing workflows
Professional Photographer magazine has published a review of the X-Keys Professional customizable keyboard. Designed to be used along with your regular keyboard, the X-Keys Professional provides 58 additional keys that can be programmed with customized keyboard shortcuts to perform various actions within Photoshop or your computer operating system.
May 11, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Phase One releases Media Pro photo management application
Phase One has released Media Pro, a new version of the Expression Media photo management application for Mac and Windows that the company acquired from Microsoft a year ago. Close integration with Phase One's Capture One tops the list of changes. Media Pro now incorporates the same RAW rendering engine, while settings adjustments made to a photo in Capture One are automatically reflected in Media Pro. Other changes include XMP metadata functionality, the ability to create much larger catalogs, a reworked interface that better matches the look of Capture One and support for the files - both RAW and video - from more than 100 additional camera models.
May 10, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Free ebook "Email Marketing for Photographers" posted
Photoshelter has published a short ebook with tips, tools, and resources to help professsional photographers use email to get more business. "Email Marketing for Photographers" is available now for free download.
May 10, 2011 | FULL STORY 
The Big Picture highlights flooding
The Big Picture from The Boston Globe features the devastation from high water with a gallery on the Mississippi River flooding.
May 10, 2011 | FULL STORY 
NPPA discusses what is real in Bin Laden drama
The National Press Photographers Association story From White House To Pakistan, Photos Play Strange Role In Bin Laden Drama discusses how photos were re-created and sensitive material digitally altered at various times in the Bin Laden story.
May 9, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Atlantic highlights animals in the news
The Atlantic online magazine features an Animals in the News image gallery.
May 9, 2011 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC posts best of week sports gallery
MSNBC features the Week in Sports Pictures, a look at the top peak action images from around the world.
May 9, 2011 | FULL STORY 
AFP using new forensic software to detect faked photos
Agence France-Presse has begun using a software technology called Tungstene to detect manipulation of digital images produced by amateur witnesses and third-party sources. The software detected tampering in a faked photo purportedly of Osama Bin Laden's body that was circulated last week.
May 9, 2011 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC hits another home run with weekly gallery
Hats off to the MSNBC photo editors who always manage to select compelling images for their weekly galleries and they've done it again with the April 28 - May 5 edition of the Week In Pictures.
May 7, 2011 | FULL STORY 
LENS features photos and Q&A with one of the greats
LENS, The New York Times photo blog, shows why Elliott Erwitt is considered one of the great photographers with a fine gallery of his images along with a fascinating Q&A with Erwitt by son Misha. Erwitt's sense of humour is easily recognized in his photography and he describes the circumstances around some of his images.
May 7, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Times features the week's best
The Los Angeles Times features an interesting gallery with The Week in Pictures: May 2 - May 8, 2011.
May 7, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Poynter discusses staging of U.S. presidential address photos
Poynter.org has published a discussion of the longtime practice of staging "re-enacted" news photographs of U.S. presidential addresses and press conferences. The piece was prompted by President Obama's press conference announcing the killing of Osama Bin Laden where Obama re-enacted a short portion of his address so that still photographs could be taken.
May 6, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Photoshelter: Magazine photo editors tell how they choose photographers
Photoshelter has posted two 30-minute webinars they recorded with photo editors from the magazines Travel + Leisure and New York. Both editors offer detailed discussions of how they find and choose photographers for assignments.
May 6, 2011 | FULL STORY 
New York Times: The Inner Lives of Wartime Photographers
On its Lens blog, the New York Times has published a long interview conducted by its executive editor, Bill Keller, with photographers Joao Silva and Greg Marinovich about what motivates combat photographers. Silva was severely wounded last year while covering the war in Afghanistan. He and Marinovich have been close friends and colleagues since their days covering strife in South Africa, famously chronicled in their book, "The Bang Bang Club".
May 5, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Feature: impressions of the Apple iPad 2
Are you considering an upgrade from an iPad or pondering whether it's time to buy your first Apple tablet? We've put together some observations about the iPad 2, including performance comparisons with the original iPad and commentary on the growing but constrained role Apple's newest iOS device plays in professional photography.
May 4, 2011 | FULL STORY 
ASMP implies most members should leave Getty
American Society of Media Photographers executive director Eugene Mopsik has issued a statement saying that for the majority of ASMP members recent changes in the Getty Images stock photography contract are "not advantageous and should be viewed as an opportune time" to look for alternate channels to sell their work.
May 4, 2011 | FULL STORY 
PMA 2011 (a.k.a. CliQ 2011) photo trade show moves to 2012 CES
The annual PMA International Convention and Trade Show (recently re-branded CliQ 2011), one of the largest photography trade shows in the world, has been rescheduled. Instead of occurring in September 2011, as originally planned, it will take place concurrent ("colocated") with the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2012 in Las Vegas, NV, USA. The show's sponsors give no concrete reason for the change, but some reports claim that the absence of certain major manufacturers combined with ongoing effects from the Japanese earthquake and tsunami were contributing factors.
May 4, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Photographer's 9/11 images selected by Smithsonian
LENS, The New York Times photo blog features a story and gallery of black-and-white images on 9/11 taken from the same vantage point by photographer Rikki Reich. The images were among those selected from amateur and professional photographers by the Smithsonian.
May 4, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Tether Tools announces Tether Table Aero for the iMac
Tether Tools, makers of the Tether Table Aero lineup of tripod or lightstand-mounted platforms designed to hold a computer or monitor near your camera when shooting tethered, has announced a new model built to hold an iMac or Apple Cinema Display.
May 4, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Shutterbug: Richard Izui's automotive photography
Shutterbug has published an interesting feature story on automotive photographer Richard Izui. The story includes several fairly detailed descriptions of the complex lighting setups and post-processing tactics needed to do car photography commercially, as well as details on Izui's unusual motor home-based approach to location shoots.
May 4, 2011 | FULL STORY 
SI comes up with the great moments
Sports Illustrated features an entertaining gallery on 76 Great Moments in Sports.
May 3, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Lowepro announces two new bag lines
Lowepro has announced two new bag lines. The Photo Sport AW series comprises a backpack and a sling bag, both weather-proof and designed for outdoor adventure enthusiasts who also carry camera gear. The Optics Line consists of a beltpack and three backpacks designed for bird photographers and other wildlife observers.
May 3, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Eye-Fi 2.0.12 app for iOS devices fixes bugs
Eye-Fi has released v2.0.12 of its app for Apple's iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The new version fixes bugs related to logging in, device orientation, selecting items in the sharing chooser and Direct Mode transfers, and introduces minor interface changes as well.
May 3, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Apple unveils iMacs with Thunderbolt ports
Apple has revamped its iMac 21.5 inch and 27 inch all-in-one desktops to include quad-core processors on all models (up to a 3.4GHz Intel Core i7 for the 27 inch), Thunderbolt input/output technology (one port on the 21.5 inch, two ports on the 27 inch), faster AMD graphics and a 720p resolution FaceTime HD video camera.
May 3, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Photoshop CS5 update adds mobile device remote control, fixes bugs
Adobe has released Photoshop CS5 12.0.4 for Mac and Windows, an update that enables mobile device remote control support and corrects several crashing bugs related to the use of the Type tool, Sharpen filter, making quick selections and more.
May 3, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Think Tank Photo now shipping Retrospective 5 shoulder bag
Think Tank Photo is now shipping the Retrospective 5, a classically-styled soft shoulder bag line that's aimed at rangefinder and 4/3s camera users but is equally useful for digital SLR shooters who desire a small, unobtrusive bag in which to tuck a flash, short lens and other accessories.
May 2, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Epson announces Stylus Photo R2000 13-inch/A3 printer
Epson has announced the Stylus Photo R2000, a 13-inch/A3 photo printer that uses the 8-color UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 pigment ink set. The R2000 features new, higher-capacity ink cartridges designed to cut down on cartridge changes.
May 2, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Galleries focus on reaction to Osama bin Laden's death
Galleries on the internet, rife with images of the reaction to Osama bin Laden's death in Pakistan, include Osama Bin Laden Killed: Worldwide Reactions from the Atlantic, USA! Celebrating bin Laden's Death from TIME; and several galleries on the topic from Reuters.
May 2, 2011 | FULL STORY 
Photographer posts revealing Canon EOS 60D video mode noise comparison
Photographer Andrew Schär has posted a fascinating comparison of noise levels in the video mode of the Canon EOS 60D, one which shows that ISO 160, and multiples thereof, show less noise in the blacks than nearby lower ISO settings. The difference at some ISO intervals is dramatic. Says Schär, who conducted the test after loading his camera with the latitude-expanding CineStyle Picture Profile from Technicolor: "it seems to me that ISO 640 has about as much noise as ISO 100."
May 1, 2011 | 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)
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