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May 2000 News  
Nikon announces 14mm f2.8
Filling a major gap in their lens line for D1 and DCS 620 shooters, Nikon has announced the AF Nikkor 14mm f2.8 ED, a D series lens that offers the equivalent of about a 21mm to 22mm lens once the focal length magnification of these cameras is factored in.
May 24, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Photo Mechanic Lite, Pro 2.0r3 posted
The Camera Bits website has been updated with information on Photo Mechanic Lite 2.0 and Photo Mechanic Pro 2.0 for Mac, including links to the latest 2.0r3 versions.
May 23, 2000 | FULL STORY 
PBS's American Experience profiles George Eastman
The PBS television program The American Experience will this week be presenting a profile of Eastman Kodak founder George Eastman. Called The Wizard of Photography, the 1 hour segment will air tonight at 9 pm on most PBS stations across North America, and will focus on how Eastman's Kodak and Brownie cameras revolutionized photography.
May 22, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Microtech USB CameraMate driver for Mac updated
Version 1.17 of the driver for the Microtech USB CameraMate CompactFlash card reader fixes copying problems in Mac OS 9.04.
May 22, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Scitex CMOS sensor delivers 6.6 megapixels
In case you haven't had your fill of CMOS news, John Mabanglo points out that Scitex in January announced a 6.6 megapixel CMOS sensor that has the same surface area as a frame of 35mm film. Dubbed the Leaf C-Most sensor, a Scitex press release indicates that it:
May 22, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Electronic Times profiles Canon CMOS sensor in upcoming EOS-D30
One of my favourite web sites is EETimes.com. The site's content is aimed at engineers, but I've often stumbled across informative articles on the inner working of professional digital cameras. In the last several months, EETimes.com has posted stories on the advancement of the CMOS sensor, a new variant of which will make its debut in the Canon EOS-D30 later this year.
May 20, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Canon EOS-D30 mid-range digital SLR announced
With an expected ship date of September 2000, the 3.25 megapixel Canon EOS-D30 digital SLR, targeted at advanced amateurs, could be an appealing digital camera for smaller market newspapers that have found the price of the Canon EOS D2000, or even the Nikon D1, to be a budgetary stretch.
May 17, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Kodak updates website with DCS 620x pages
Kodak's website now includes information about the DCS 620x, as well as image quality comparisons between the DCS 620, 620x and an unnamed competitor's camera (that is obviously the D1!).
May 16, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Bibble 1.05 posted
Added in Bibble 1.05 is the ability to tweak the colour and density of D1 JPEGs in a manner similar to RAW .NEF D1 photos. A slew of bugs are fixed as well in the Windows-only D1 editing application. Note that the US$50 shareware registration fee for Bibble is poised...
May 16, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Latest QImage Pro improves filtering, adds colour management, fixes bug
Version 8.13 is the latest in a quick succession of updates of the US$30 application QImage Pro. Recent changes include the addition of colour management support (with a choice of 5 different colour spaces), a lossless JPEG rotation fix and tweaks to the already-superb D1 noise filtering capability of this...
May 16, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Kodak announces high-ISO DCS 620x
In a nod to night sports shooters and other photographers who routinely shoot in available darkness, Kodak has announced the DCS 620x, a variant of the DCS 620 that features a working ISO range of 400 - 6400.
May 15, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Kodak DCS 620x FAQ by Kodak Professional
The DCS 620x has all the functionality of the DCS 620, but also incorporates a new CCD (charge couple device), color filter array (CFA) pattern, and low-noise electronics. As a result, the DCS 620x features ISO settings ranging from 400 to 6400. The new CFA on Kodak’s 2-megapixel indium tin oxide CCD delivers enhanced spectral response for high-quality images at extremely high ISO ranges and with greater color saturation.
May 15, 2000 | FULL STORY 
The technology inside the DCS 620x
The new Kodak Professional DCS 620x digital camera, a variant of the DCS 620 (which remains available), is notable for its ISO range of from 400 to 6400 (calibrated from ISO 400-4000), and its impressive image quality. Key to these features are a new 2-megapixel indium tin oxide CCD (charge couple device), new color filter array (CFA) pattern, and new low-noise electronics. The camera is ideal for fast-action, low-light and changing lighting conditions.
May 15, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Band Aide" noise filter for the D1 looming
Low-light Nikon D1 shooters, this filter's for you. Camera Bits is poised to release a Photoshop plug-in called Band Aide that will offer what is easily the best available D1 high-ISO noise filtering from within Photoshop.
May 15, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Imaging Resource posts comprehensive overview of D1
The Imaging Resource website has posted a comprehensive overview of the Nikon D1; if you want to learn more about the camera's features, be sure to check it out....
May 13, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Bibble 1.03a fixes crashing problem in unregistered version
Bibble 1.03a fixes a problem where unregistered versions of the program would crash on launch. Author Eric Hyman indicates there are no other changes from v1.02....
May 6, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Coolpix 990 book commences shipping
Dennis Curtin's book A Short Course in Nikon Coolpix 990 Photography is now shipping. The US$21.95 book, like most of Curtin's excellent short course publications, is aimed at primarily amateur photographers, but will also be helpful to pros trying to get a handle on the Coolpix 990's many, many features....
May 6, 2000 | FULL STORY 
More on Canon's possible mid-range digital SLR announcement
A photographer in Germany, and another in Italy, indicate that they too have been told by members of Canon's European operations that the Canon digital SLR shown under glass recently will be unveiled officially on May 17th. See the May 4th entry of Rob's DigiNews for more....
May 6, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Nikon D1 Custom Settings cheat sheet posted
One of the things I enjoy most about consulting at newspapers are the great tips I pick up from inventive digital photojournalists. One of the handiest is this: place a cheat sheet of the most often referred to Nikon D1 Custom Settings inside the LCD screen cap (as shown below) for quick reference.
May 6, 2000 | FULL STORY 
How's your microdrive?
As the IBM microdrive approaches its first birthday this summer, failure reports seem to be on the rise. My own microdrive failed recently, and without warning, as it had not been roughly handled for several months. It now makes an unpleasant click-click-click sound as it tries in vain to spin up, and steadfastly refuses to be recognized by either Mac or PC.
May 6, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Bibble 1.02 fixes bugs, extends trial period
Changes in version 1.02 of Bibble, the Windows-only .NEF file browser and decoder, include an extension of the trial period beyond 10 days and several bug fixes. Author Eric Hyman anticipates being able to accept credit card payments by next week, and is considering a Mac version if sales of...
May 4, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Canon's mid-range digital SLR announcement expected soon?
UK photographer Neil Turner indicates that the Canon digital SLR shown under glass at the PMA trade show in February may be officially introduced later this month:
May 4, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Digital wedding photographer mailing list switches to forum format
After receiving a higher-than-expected number of subscribers and posts to his mailing list for digital wedding photographers, photographer Jeff Caplan has opted to move the discussion to an online forum instead....
May 4, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Bibble's Photoshop plug-in updated
Bibble author Eric Hyman is distributing via email an updated version of the Photoshop plug-in that accompanies Bibble 1.01, released yesterday. The new plug-in fixes an unspecified bug. The Bibble web page has not been updated, though the full Bibble download available now includes the corrected plug-in; contact the author...
May 2, 2000 | FULL STORY 
JobMinder assignment database lives
When the Associated Press Technology Marketing department closed its doors last year, the fate of certain products was left in limbo. Fortunately, AP JobMinder wasn't one of them: control of the excellent assignment database reverted back to its creator, Northern Lights Data Systems (NLDS), and its proprietors Mike Healey and former AP tech staffer John Swart. Now simply called JobMinder, it is a client-server-based management system for creating and cataloging photo assignment requests, with an option to automatically submit photos to the newspaper's photo server or archive.
May 2, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Bibble 1.01 adds exposure compensation, white balance control
Proving that sleep is not necessary for software authors, Eric Hyman has posted Bibble 1.01, a new release of the D1 .NEF decoding application that includes an exposure compensation control along the lines of what was asked for on this page April 29th, as well as the ability to override...
May 1, 2000 | FULL STORY 
iView Multimedia 3.8 released; includes iUpload
The main change in the latest version of the shareware Mac image cataloger iView Multimedia is the included beta version of iUpload, a program that streamlines posting photos on the Photopoint and Zing web sites. Support for Alias Pix, AGD4 (Freehand 8) and drw7 (Canvas 7) formats has also been...
May 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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