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January 2001 News  
Lexar commences updating of CompactFlash card firmware
Lexar Media has announced the details of their firmware update plan aimed at users of D1-toting Lexar Media CompactFlash card owners. The new firmware, being dubbed by Lexar as a preview release of firmware for the D1, has been tested with most card readers, pro and amateur digital cameras as well as other consumer products such as MP3 audio players. The company is set to begin loading the new firmware into affected cards now.
January 31, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Photo Mechanic 2.0r13 for Mac fixes bugs; version 2 for Windows imminent
Photo Mechanic Lite 2.0r13 for Mac and Photo Mechanic Pro 2.0r13 for Mac fix several bugs, as well as pave the way for the long-awaited Windows version of the popular newspaper image browser.
January 29, 2001 | FULL STORY 
D1 startup delay appears squashed
D1 shooters who use higher-capacity Lexar Media CompactFlash cards can breathe a sigh of relief today. With all-camera compatibility testing nearly complete, Lexar Media is gearing up to announce early next week the details of their card firmware update program aimed at D1 photographers experiencing a wake-from-sleep delay that is noticeably longer than the D1's 1/3 to 1/2 second spec.
January 27, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Sports Shooter 27 posted
Sports Shooter 27, Bert Hanashiro's web/email newsletter for professional sports photographers, has been posted....
January 24, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Mac OS 9.1 fixed
A technical note on Apple's web site describes the changes in Mac OS 9.1, including several fixes for the File Exchange control panel....
January 24, 2001 | FULL STORY 
PMA set for February
PMA 2001, one of the biggest film and digital photography trade shows in the world, runs from February 11-14 at the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando, Florida....
January 24, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Witte presents remote tips
Photographer Thomas Witte offers tips on mounting remote cameras, shooting basketball with remotes and more on his web site....
January 24, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Newsday reports AirCard success
New York Newsday staffer John Cornell reports good success using the Sierra Wireless AirCard 510 PC Card to transmit photos over Sprint PCS's 1900mhz CDMA data service from his Windows laptop....
January 24, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Filmmaker posted
The January issue of The Digital Filmmaker is now posted....
January 24, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Does digital last?
Several readers noted an interesting article in the Chicago Sun-Times on the longevity of digital images. It includes some amateur-focused digital tips from Sun-Times staff shooter Jon Sall....
January 24, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Digital Sucks offers diversion
Nick Didlick notes a web site dedicated to Holga toy camera photography that features the catchy name Digital Sucks. The site's pages, maintained by Canadian photographer Bill Grimshaw, include lyrical tributes to the Holga ("The Holga camera places one on the pathway to magic...") as well as a rage against...
January 24, 2001 | FULL STORY 
TWAIN driver released
Canon recently released a new TWAIN driver (Windows) and a Photoshop plug-in (Mac) for the Canon EOS D30 and other cameras in its extensive digital lineup. The only apparent change in v3.5 of the software is support for the Powershot Pro90 IS. To properly download the Mac version, you may...
January 24, 2001 | FULL STORY 
iView updated
Version 1.0r3 of iView MediaPro for Mac supports cataloging, full screen rendering, and format conversion of the Olympus Raw Format (.ORF). A PC version of the program is slated for release this summer....
January 24, 2001 | FULL STORY 
PresenterActive slide show available
Gluon Software's free PresenterActive slide show application for Mac includes numerous transition effects and the ability to export folders of images as HTML, QuickTime movies or JPEG format contact sheets....
January 24, 2001 | FULL STORY 
News photos posted
The San Francisco Chronicle's Picture of the Week archive features some top-notch news pictures, many of which were produced with the Canon EOS D2000 and, more recently, the Nikon D1 and Canon EOS D30....
January 24, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Colour management glossary posted
The web site creativepro.com has posted a colour management glossary by Bruce Fraser....
January 24, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Fuji S1 images posted
Lasse Swärd has posted images from and a review of the Fuji S1 Pro....
January 24, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Express Digital offers more support
In a January 23 press release, Express Digital indicates that it has completed the integration of new digital cameras into its event software applications. Supported cameras now include the Nikon D1, Fuji S1 Pro, Canon EOS D30, Kodak DCS 620x, Foveon II, Konica QD21 and Fuji 3500. The Denver-based company...
January 24, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Lexar firmware update to begin testing Friday
Lexar Media's firmware fix for the D1 startup delay is to begin full compatibility testing tomorrow, with few if any hiccups expected.
January 18, 2001 | FULL STORY 
MacBibble 1.3d fixes Photoshop crashing bug
Following quickly on the heels of MacBibble 1.3 (and the briefly-posted 1.3c) version 1.3d fixes a Photoshop crashing bug and addresses other minor problems in the most recent release of the US$99 .NEF file browsing and conversion application.
January 17, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Lexar Media solves D1 startup delay
Scott Audette suspected something was amiss when he grabbed his sleeping Nikon D1 to shoot a picture, only to find that the camera would pause noticeably before firing. Though he knew of the D1's 1/3 to 1/2 second startup time, the pause seemed to him to be longer than that. A quick comparison of Lexar Media 320MB 12x CompactFlash cards with another brand revealed that the extended, approximately 1 second pause before the camera would fire was with his Lexar cards only; with a lower-capacity Sandisk card inserted, the pause, while still noticeable, was closer to the camera's startup time spec
January 16, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Kodak clears DCS accessories
Kodak Professional is clearing out numerous Kodak DCS accessories, including Lexar Media 160MB 10x CompactFlash card/cable/adapter packages for US$295. Also up for grabs are PCI slot FireWire cards for older Macs for US$35, Hot Mirror filters in various sizes and more....
January 15, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Newest MacBibble fixes Mac bugs
MacBibble 1.3 for Mac fixes bugs and adds D1 FireWire connectivity to the US$99 .NEF file browsing and conversion application. Note that some users are reporting crashing problems with the MacBibble Photoshop plug-in and Photoshop 5.5; Photoshop 6.0 is apparently unaffected. Author Eric Hyman indicates that he is working on...
January 15, 2001 | FULL STORY 
iView for Mac posted
iView MediaPro 1.0r3 for Mac is now posted....
January 15, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Graphic Converter discussed
Bo Engelbrecht notes on the D1 Discussion List that the US$35 Graphic Converter 4.02 for Mac will process and convert D1 .NEF files. A quick evaluation of the quality of converted files, however, reveals that Graphic Converter's conversion is not a match for Nikon Capture, Bibble/MacBibble or QImage Pro....
January 15, 2001 | FULL STORY 
QImage improved
Twelve "new operational enhancements: from cosmetic to cosmic" have been added to QImage Pro 11.02....
January 15, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Picture Management offers workflow help
The British web site Picture Management "aims to help (the pro photographer) make the best out of this new digital era by offering an integrated, intuitive and cost/time efficient service to produce and archive your scans or digital camera files."...
January 15, 2001 | FULL STORY 
P400 printer reviewed
Uwe Steinmueller has posted his thoughts on the Olympus P400 printer on the Digital Outback Photo web site....
January 15, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Site dedicated to Olympus E-10
Stefan Hendricks has created a site dedicated to the Olympus E-10, in both English and German....
January 15, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Nikon to release FireWire and USB film scanners
Heimo Aga notes that Nikon has released information on three new film scanners coming later this year:
January 9, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Building an external battery kit for the D1
Photojournalists covering sporting events shoot a lot of pictures. But their daily frame count pales in comparison to that of the typical event photographer. Peter Wolf, owner of a 5-person outfit called PhotoCrazy, typically shoots thousands of photos in one go. At a one-day event later this month, for example, he estimates that 6000 frames will click by on his Nikon D1.
January 5, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Kodak discontinues DCS 620
Kodak has discontinued the DCS 620. US dealers received a memo this week indicating that, effectively immediately, the Nikon-bodied digital SLR would no longer be available from Kodak. Only DCS 620 orders from dealers placed before January 4 will be filled by Kodak.
January 5, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Last printing of DigiGuide 4th Edition now at dealers
If you shoot with a Kodak DCS 520, DCS 620, NC 2000e, DCS 3 or Canon EOS D2000, considering snapping up a copy of my 1999 book, The Digital Photojournalist's Guide 4th Edition, before it's gone for good. The last printing of the 400 page tome on the use of digital cameras in photojournalism left the Little Guy Media warehouse in December for select dealers in Canada, the US and the UK.
January 1, 2001 | FULL STORY 
Compact camera, nature and wildlife forums added
Two new topic areas have been added to the robgalbraith.com forums.
January 1, 2001 | 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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