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February 2002 News  
eBook training for portrait photographers
The US$40 Rick's eBook and Training CD was "written to help Professional Portrait Photographers make the transition into digital photography."...
February 26, 2002 | FULL STORY 
D1X used in Seacam
A recent Stephen Frink web journal (scroll down to the Trip Log section) describes his experience using the Nikon D1X in a Seacam housing to shoot the spectacular underwater world of the Galapagos Islands....
February 26, 2002 | FULL STORY 
Ethics guidelines for digital
The DigitalCustom Model Ethics Guidelines is a document designed to "assist primarily news, travel and nature editors to formulate internal policies for the ethical, objective application of digital image editing procedures to journalistic photographs."...
February 26, 2002 | FULL STORY 
Pocket Phojo updated
Pocket Phojo for Pocket PC was updated earlier this month to Release 159. This and other previous updates include a new panning tool, a fix for the FTP transfer function not recognizing usernames containing an @ symbol and the addition of an option to disable passive transfers for compatibility with...
February 26, 2002 | FULL STORY 
Waterproof backpack from Lowepro
Lowepro has unveiled the DryZone 200, a backpack that the company claims is the "first soft-sided camera backpack that's completely waterproof." The pack features a plastic-coated nylon shell, TIZIP zipper and interior space roomy enough for a 300mm f/2.8 lens (with hood reversed) attached to a camera body, plus other lenses and accessories. The DryZone 200 is expected to ship in May or June at a US list price of US$329 (dealers will likely sell for less).
February 26, 2002 | FULL STORY 
Lowepro creates 17-35 lens case
Lowepro has also announced the Lens Case 4S, a soft, padded case roomy enough to hold the Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 with hood extended (it should also accept Canon's 17-35 f/2.8 and 16-35mm f/2.8). The Lens Case 4S features Lowepro's SlipLock system for attaching the case to a Street and Field...
February 26, 2002 | FULL STORY 
Lowpro Cardholder fits belt
The Lowepro DMC-H CompactFlash card holder will hold up to 8 cards in its four coated mesh pockets, and includes a velcro closure, two belt loops and a neoprene exterior. The DMC-H is designed to ride horizontally on a photographer's belt; a second holder, the DMC-V, is oriented vertically. Both are expected to ship in March.
February 26, 2002 | FULL STORY 
Printroom.com launches DVD PhotoShow
Printroom.com has launched DVD PhotoShow, a service designed to streamline the creation of a DVD of up to 500 still photographs that's viewable on a home DVD player. Photos are sorted into 5 user-definable chapters. Each photo is displayed, with a slow zoom effect, for 5 seconds. The finished DVD includes an index print of the photos on the DVD. Currently, the user can add titles and descriptions to the DVD, as well as select background music from a canned list. Future enhancements are to include more effects and transitions as well as the ability to control the time each photo is displayed. A DVD PhotoShow is US$50 for up to 150 photos, US$60 for up to 300 photos and US$70 for up to 500 photos. Turnaround time on finished DVDs is expected to be about 3 business days.
February 26, 2002 | FULL STORY 
Mac covers Eco Challenge
Eco-Challenging Mother Nature and Digital Photographers, a feature on Apple's web site, looks at Blue Pixel's use of Macs to cover last year's Eco Challenge adventure race in New Zealand....
February 26, 2002 | FULL STORY 
Kodak announces Pro Back 645
Kodak has announced the DCS Pro Back 645, a digital back featuring the same square-format 16MP sensor as the Pro Back Plus. Kodak will produce two different models: the 645M is compatible with the Mamiya 645AF and 645 AFD; the 645C, the Contact 645AF. Shipping is to commence April 1....
February 26, 2002 | FULL STORY 
Wet camera makes magic
Mr. Eaves and His Magic Camera (follow the link on the site's main page) is the fascinating story of a Nikon Coolpix 990 that, after being dumped in the Pecos River, baked on a stovetop and tied to the windshield wiper of a speeding car, produces photos that are so...
February 26, 2002 | FULL STORY 
Dale offers Photoshop workshop
Former National Geographic staff photographer Bruce Dale's annual Photoshop in the Field (follow the Workshops link on the site's main page) workshop runs from August 26-September 1....
February 26, 2002 | FULL STORY 
Heavy Armor protects PDA
The Heavy Armor 2000 is a waterproof PDA case designed so that the device's touch screen can still be used when the PDA is sealed in the case....
February 26, 2002 | FULL STORY 
SanDisk produces 1GB card
Sandisk's 1GB CompactFlash Type I card is now in production and expected on store shelves in 1-2 weeks. Sandisk's card will be the first 3.3mm thick Type I CompactFlash card to reach 1GB; 1GB cards from Lexar Media and SimpleTech, which are already on the market, are the thicker 5.5mm...
February 26, 2002 | FULL STORY 
D100 previewed
Digital Photography Review has posted a preview of the Nikon D100....
February 26, 2002 | FULL STORY 
Microtech uses FireWire
Microtech is prepping a driver for its Microtech FireWire CameraMate card reader that will bring full compatibility with Mac OS X. Also in the works is an update to the driver for earlier Mac OS versions that does not insist on controlling all FireWire devices, as is the case with...
February 26, 2002 | FULL STORY 
Muzzle your camera noise
The US$100 (approx. street price) Camera Muzzle sound blimp has been redesigned to include a viewing port for the rear LCD monitor of a digital SLR camera. In addition, zippers have replaced the velcro of previous versions, for quieter insertion and removal of the camera. The Muzzle is now stuffed with the same sound-deadening material found in industrial earplugs. Two models are available, one for Canon SLR bodies, the other for Nikon. Sam Cranston, the designer of the Camera Muzzle, says that most recent film and digital SLR cameras should fit nicely inside, except for Kodak's early-generation NC 2000 and DCS 3 (and other Kodak DCS cameras from that era), which at best will be an uncomfortably tight fit. An August 2000 story on this site looks at an earlier incarnation of the Camera Muzzle in detail. Contact Sam Cranston at sam.cranston@news-jrnl.com for more information.
February 26, 2002 | FULL STORY 
Kodak ERI technology brings power of RAW format to JPEGs
Kodak Professional today has unveiled a technology that aims to combine the workflow ease of JPEGs with the flexibility of the company's DCR (raw) format photos. Called Extended Range Imaging (ERI), the patented technology enables a photographer using one of Kodak's current DCS 7xx or Pro Back models to correct for serious exposure and white balance errors, as well as access the full gamut of colour captured by the camera, even if the original RAW file captured by the camera is gone and only a camera-processed JPEG is staring them in the face.
February 24, 2002 | FULL STORY 
Lexar announces 24X CompactFlash, Image Rescue
Lexar Media has announced that their Pro Series 16X CompactFlash cards are to be revved to a 24X speed-rating starting in March. The first cards to come available are 256MB and 512MB capacities. A press release provides additional details.
February 24, 2002 | FULL STORY 
Adobe takes wraps off Photoshop 7
At long last, Adobe today has taken the wraps off Photoshop 7.0, the next revision of its flagship image editing software. For many Mac users, the only new feature that matters is native support for OS X (it will run in OS 9.1 and 9.2 also, as well as Windows 98 and later). The OS X version, a beta of which I have been using full time for about a month, takes full advantage of the new Mac operating system's Aqua interface cues, and has been a stable performer to boot.
February 24, 2002 | FULL STORY 
Lexar tweaks 16X card firmware for EOS-1D
Lexar Media yesterday announced a new revision of firmware for its Pro Series 16X CompactFlash cards that is designed to boost write speed in the Canon EOS-1D. A Lexar press release claims a 15 percent speed boost when shooting the EOS-1D's raw format, relative to original-firmware 16X cards, which is in line with the 14% change I measured during write speed testing with both 512MB 16X and 1GB 16X cards running the revised firmware.
February 22, 2002 | FULL STORY 
Canon announces EOS D60 digital SLR
The Canon EOS D60, announced today, joins Nikon's D100 and Fuji's S2 Pro in the mid-range digital SLR segment popularized by the Canon EOS D30 over the past 18 months. With a 6.29 million image pixel photo produced by a Canon-designed CMOS sensor and an expected price in the US that should make it directly competitive with the D100 especially, look for the D60 to duke it out with the D100 and perhaps the S2 Pro for the purchasing dollars of the advanced hobbyist and budget-minded pro in need of a digital SLR
February 22, 2002 | FULL STORY 
Nikon announces D100 digital SLR
Nikon today has announced the D100, a 6.02 million image pixel digital SLR that borrows liberally from the company's digital D1X and film N80/F80 models to create a new camera aimed squarely at a class of photographer whose budget put the D1X beyond their reach. The exact price of the D100 has not yet been announced, but is expected to retail for about half the cost of the company's flagship D1X model when it ships in the second quarter of 2002.
February 21, 2002 | FULL STORY 
VoiceStream acquires MobileStar
Mobile phone carrier VoiceStream has acquired the MobileStar wireless 802.11b (aka Apple Airport) network. In an email sent to MobileStar subscribers today, VoiceStream indicates that the procedure for logging into and being billed for the MobileStar service remains unchanged, and that VoiceStream will "continue to expand to new locations and...
February 11, 2002 | FULL STORY 
Foveon announces new sensor
Foveon today has announced the X3, a new type of digital camera sensor that is able to measure and record the proportion of red, green and blue light striking an individual pixel. This is in contrast to traditional single chip CMOS and CCD sensors, whose individual pixels are able to...
February 11, 2002 | FULL STORY 
George Bush photographer featured
David Valdez, President George Bush's personal photographer during the elder Bush's time as Vice-President and President of the United States, is featured on Nikon.Net. The site is also publishing the photographs of sports shooter Dave Black for the duration of the 2002 Winter Olympics....
February 11, 2002 | FULL STORY 
Photo Rescue handles D30 files
Photo Rescue 1.0.1.594 improves raw file format support in the US$29 photo recovery application for Windows. The program now correctly handles the Canon EOS D30's raw .CRW format, assigning the .THM file extension to each CRW's accompanying thumbnail file, instead of .JPG. Raw files from Nikon D1-series and late model...
February 8, 2002 | FULL STORY 
Didlick site contains useful Nikon tips
Long-time digital photographer Nick Didlick's web site is full of useful tips and information on Nikon D1-series cameras, remote photography and more....
February 8, 2002 | FULL STORY 
New software coming for Pocket PC
Jens Dresling notes that Imbridge's iWIP enables the editing, captioning, JPEG 2000 compression and transmission of digital camera images from a Pocket PC 2002 handheld. The software, which is to ship in April 2002, includes a simple server application for receiving iWIP-sent images. The Imbridge web site indicates that the...
February 8, 2002 | FULL STORY 
Terapin Mine discussed
The February issue of The Digital Journalist includes a look at the US$599 Terapin-Mine, a device for storing and transmitting photos from the field....
February 8, 2002 | FULL STORY 
Airport expands
Wireless Internet service based on Wi-Fi (802.11b, aka Apple Airport) technology is to launch at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport March 1. A recent report suggests that the number of Wi-Fi public access points, commonly referred to as WLAN "hot spots" within the wireless industry, will grow from 3700 in...
February 8, 2002 | FULL STORY 
$16 digital produced
LetsGoDigital.nl reports on a US$16 single use digital camera from Pentax. The camera was market-tested for several months recently in Japan....
February 8, 2002 | FULL STORY 
Search engines store thumnails
Ellis Vener notes that a recent court ruling in the US allows web search engines to store and display thumbnails of a photographer's work, but not full-sized images. A law.com story provides additional information....
February 8, 2002 | FULL STORY 
Ricochet bounces back
Howard Gayle notes a CNET news.com interview with Aerie Networks CEO Mort Aaronson on the revival of Ricochet wireless Internet access in the US....
February 8, 2002 | FULL STORY 
D1 book available
The US$30 book D1 Generation by Moose Peterson and David Cardinal is now shipping....
February 8, 2002 | FULL STORY 
Toast fixes problem
Toast Titanium 5.1.2 for Mac, a free update to the CD/DVD writing software for OS 9.1 and OS X 10.1.2, fixes a design problem in previous versions that allowed for potentially sensitive personal information, including web addresses visited, to be burned onto data discs. A Read Me page provides additional...
February 8, 2002 | FULL STORY 
iPhoto features multiple libraries
The freeware iPhoto Library Manager enables iPhoto to work with multiple libraries, as well as change the location of a library to other than the default Pictures folder....
February 8, 2002 | FULL STORY 
EOS-1D firmware update addresses "banding problem"
Canon today has released a firmware update for the EOS-1D that is designed to diminish the appearance of noticeable light/dark striations running through images generated by the company's flagship digital SLR. The condition, commonly referred to as the "banding problem" on Internet forums, is most noticeable in certain darker backgrounds and at higher ISO settings in particular.
February 1, 2002 | FULL STORY 
Photo Mechanic 2.0r19 fixes thumbnail bug
A bug that can cause the thumbnails of captioned EOS-1D files to be drawn incorrectly has been fixed in v2.0r19 of Photo Mechanic Lite and Pro for Mac.
February 1, 2002 | 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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