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October 2009 News  
Reuters features gallery on 2010 Olympic city
With the 2010 Winter Olympics just around the corner, Reuters features the host city with a gallery of fine images from Andy Clark called Life in Vancouver.
October 31, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Captured features AP photographer
Captured, The Denver Post large-image blog, features the outstanding work of AP photographer David Guttenfelder in Photographer Collection: David Guttenfelder in Afghanistan.
October 30, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Pair of Reuters galleries offer humour and technique
A pair of Reuters galleries feature The lighter side of the great recession and the photo technique of photographing landscapes.
October 30, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Paul C. Buff sets up shop in Australia, New Zealand
Photo lighting gear maker Paul C. Buff has announced the launch of Paul C. Buff Australia. Sales and service of the company's line of studio flash units and accessories for both Australia and New Zealand will be handled by new Paul C. Buff agent 1st Line Digital Pty, which is located in the greater Brisbane area.
October 30, 2009 | FULL STORY 
METAmachine captioning utility now available for Windows
Hindsight METAmachine, a slick utility for writing and reading XMP metadata in JPEG, TIFF, PSD and DNG-format photos, is now available for Windows (in addition to the Mac).
October 29, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Monitor features Halloween at the zoo
The Christian Science Monitor, which has discontinued its print edition, features an interesting gallery In Pictures called Halloween at the zoo!
October 28, 2009 | FULL STORY 
CNN features 83-year-old Sam Haskins
CNN features Photographer falls in love every day, a multimedia presentation on fashion photographer Sam Haskins.
October 28, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Phase One releases Capture One 5 PRO
Phase One has released Capture One 5 PRO, a new version of its RAW conversion and image editing software.
October 28, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Photographer worked with The Beatles and Beckett
The Guardian features a multimedia presentation and gallery featuring the 60-year career of The Observer's Jane Bown, one of the UK's most famous portrait photographers.
October 27, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Canon prepping firmware update for EOS 7D ghosting phenomenon
Canon today has announced that a firmware update for the EOS 7D is in development to address an instance where "barely noticeable traces of the immediately preceding frame may be visible" when the camera is shooting continuously.
October 27, 2009 | FULL STORY 
LENS showcases the Roma in Rome
LENS, The New York Times blog, features Showcase: The Roma in Rome, the interesting black-and-white work of photographer Marco Baroncini on the poverty-stricken gypsies of Rome.
October 26, 2009 | FULL STORY 
DSLR Camera Remote 1.2 now available in Apple's App Store
onOne Software's DSLR Camera Remote 1.2 for the iPhone/iPod Touch has been made available for download from within Apple's App Store.
October 25, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Canon posts Windows 7 compatibility document
Canon has posted a document describing the level of compatibility Windows 7 users can expect with its range of digital cameras, inkjet printers and more, including digital SLRs. The document is short on details but does give the impression that most of Canon's EOS digital lineup will be supported, with relatively few limitations affecting only a handful of models.
October 23, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Canon Digital Photo Professional updated to v3.7.2
Canon has released Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 3.7.2 for Mac and Windows. The new release fixes an instance (perhaps affecting the Mac version only) of the program quitting unexpectedly and also incorporates the changes in v3.7.0, which include the ability to convert RAW files shot with the EOS 7D, PowerShot G11 and S90, the addition of a noise reduction preview dialog (this makes the noise reduction feature much more usable in our experience) and more.
October 23, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Nik Software announces Viveza 2
Nik Software has announced Viveza 2, an update of its image correction plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture.
October 22, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Adobe releases public beta of Photoshop Lightroom 3
Adobe has released a public beta of the next major revision of Photoshop Lightroom. Dubbed Photoshop Lightroom 3 Beta, it's available now as a free download for Mac and Windows from the Adobe Labs website.
October 22, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Reuters posts a then-and-now gallery
Reuters has posted an interesting gallery of images from the celebrity world called When they were young.
October 22, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Natural History Museum features wildlife competition
London's Natural History Museum features a gallery of wildlife images from the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. The MailOnline has posted large images of some of the wining images here.
October 21, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Windows 7 compatibility statement posted by Nikon
Nikon has posted a statement describing their plans for supporting various digital cameras, scanners and software in Microsoft Windows 7.
October 21, 2009 | FULL STORY 
The Frame reminds us that winter is near
The Frame from The Sacramento Bee features Winter approaching, a gallery reminding us that winter is just around the corner and has left its mark already in some locales.
October 21, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Stern posts October gallery of daily images
We've always liked the sports image galleries from Stern.de, an online German magazine, but on the same site we've discovered Bilder des Tages, a gallery of daily images from around the world that is also very good.
October 21, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Nikon ViewNX 1.5.0 adds support for D3S, GPS logs
Nikon has posted ViewNX 1.5.0, adding support for files captured with the upcoming D3S. It also includes the ability to interpret certain GPS log formats, is compatible now with Epson's E-Photo printing utility and fixes bugs. This version of ViewNX is also able to operate in 64-bit Windows Vista, and has been certified for use in Mac OS X 10.5.8. It is not usable in Mac OS X 10.6.x, owing to a continuation of the strange menu display bug of the previous ViewNX release.
October 21, 2009 | FULL STORY 
LPA Design launches PocketWizard firmware beta program
LPA Design today has launched a beta testing program for the firmware that drives its PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 wireless radio remotes for Canon digital SLRs. In conjunction with the launch of the program is the availability of beta firmware that introduces compatibility with the Canon EOS 7D, eliminates a fast lens/small aperture limitation with the 5D Mark II, adds a function to boost the TTL pre-flash burst for more accurate flash exposures when the Speedlight is in bounce position and brings rear curtain sync to the wireless remote system. Plus, a number of bugs are addressed.
October 20, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Colour and action featured in National Geographic gallery
National Geographic features Blaze of Blue, a gallery of highlighting Charlie Hamilton James' work on the spectacular Eurasian kingfisher.
October 20, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Artist uses photography for his diner paintings
The National Public Radio (npr) site features Really Real Photorealism, a story and image gallery about artist Ralph Goings who uses photography as a tool for his realistic paintings of diners. The gallery shows each photo then the corresponding painting.
October 20, 2009 | FULL STORY 
An analysis of EOS-1D Mark IV autofocus performance
Canon has just announced the EOS-1D Mark IV, a replacement for the troubled EOS-1D Mark III that incorporates a revamped autofocus system and other changes. Once we have a production-level EOS-1D Mark IV body to test, and have spent several weeks shooting with it, we will publish an analysis of its autofocus performance here.
October 20, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Lexar rejoins speed race with Pro 600X CompactFlash
Lexar has taken the wraps off a new series of CompactFlash cards geared towards the pro digital SLR shooter. Called Professional 600X, the series will be available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities that relaunch Lexar into the speed race in a serious way in our testing. The Fremont, California-based division of Micron has also unveiled the ExpressCard CompactFlash Reader, an ExpressCard/34 adapter for CompactFlash cards that gets the design right, as well as an updated version of Image Rescue that sports an all-new interface and more powerful photo recovery algorithms.
October 20, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Best UK landscape images for 2009 highlighted by BBC
The BBC News site features an eight-image gallery showing the results of the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2009 contest in the UK.
October 20, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Upcoming firmware for 5D Mark II will include 24fps, 25fps video capture options
New firmware for the 5D Mark II, being developed now and scheduled for release in the first half of 2010, will enable the camera to capture video at 24fps or 25fps, in addition to the 30fps it offers currently.
October 20, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Canon announces revised transmitter for 5D Mark II
Canon in the UK has announced the WFT-E4 II, a new version of the wired/wireless transmitter for the 5D Mark II that includes support for 802.11a wireless networks, in addition to 802.11b/g, and incorporates the same WFT Server and remote camera linking features as the WFT-E5/WFT-E5A for the 7D and the WFT-E2 II/WFT-E2 II A for newer 1-series models.
October 20, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Vincent Laforet posts video shot with the EOS-1D Mark IV
Photographer Vincent Laforet has posted a video entitled Nocturne and shot in available darkness with a preproduction EOS-1D Mark IV.
October 19, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Canon announces 16.06 million image pixel EOS-1D Mark IV
Canon has revealed the details of its next 1-series digital SLR, the EOS-1D Mark IV. The new model is an evolution of the EOS-1D Mark III and features a 16.06 million image pixel, 1.3x crop sensor, an ISO range that tops out at a heady 102,400, 1080p video with external stereo mic jack, revamped 45-point AF system and wider-gamut, 920,000-dot rear LCD. All of this is inside a body that's essentially identical in appearance and control layout to the camera it replaces. The EOS-1D Mark IV is slated to ship in late December 2009 at an expected street price of US$4999 in the U.S. Canon has also unveiled a companion wireless transmitter, the WFT-E2 II/WFT-E2 II A.
October 19, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Canon releases firmware update for EOS 7D
Firmware v1.0.9 for the Canon EOS 7D, released today, improves autofocus accuracy in Live View, corrects a problem in which the colour in video mode would be incorrect and fixes a flash-related bug.
October 19, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Paul C. Buff ceases sale of products outside the U.S., Canada
Strobe manufacturer Paul C. Buff has ceased the sale of its line of lighting products to new customers outside the U.S., Canada and U.S. possessions Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam for the time being.
October 16, 2009 | FULL STORY 
New blog focuses on agriculture
William DeKay, a photographer and reporter with The Western Producer, has created Crop of Photos, a blog relating to his work with the weekly agricultural newspaper based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and of interest to farmers in western Canada.
October 15, 2009 | FULL STORY 
National Geographic features Visions of Earth
While several nice images have been added to this interesting Visions of Earth gallery from National Geographic, we were especially impressed with the second one.
October 15, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Paul C. Buff unveils 640ws Einstein 640 monolight
Paul C. Buff has released full details about the company's next studio strobe. Called the Einstein 640, it amalgamates the features of the AlienBees AB MAX series, which the Nashville-based strobe maker had intended to release earlier this year, into a new 640ws monolight designed to provide superb action-freezing capabilities - perhaps the best available in a monolight at about 320ws and below - as well as colour temperature consistency on par with a premium-priced power pack.
October 14, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Nikon releases photos taken with the D3S
Full-resolution photos taken with the D3S by photographers Bill Frakes, Vincent Munier and Shigeo Gomi have been posted for download on the Nikon Imaging site. The photos were captured at ISOs ranging from 200 to 12,800.
October 13, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Nikon announces D3S with 102,400 top ISO
Late next month Nikon will ship the D3S, an update of its venerable D3 digital SLR that features improved high-ISO image quality (and an eye-popping top ISO of 102,400), a 720p D-Movie mode with external stereo mic jack, approximately double the burst depth of the D3, a useful 1.2x crop mode and various other refinements.
October 13, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Nikon introduces AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR
Nikon's newest DX Format lens is the AF-S Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR, an internal focus macro featuring a nine-blade aperture diaphragm, four-stop image stabilization and a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:1.
October 13, 2009 | FULL STORY 
It's all done with mirrors
Reuters shows the effectiveness of the use of reflections by photographers in the news agency's feature called Photo technique: Mirrors.
October 13, 2009 | FULL STORY 
LENS features National Geographic Image Collection
LENS, The New York Times blog, features Showcase: National Geographic Image Collection, an image gallery of 18 images from a newly-published, 500-page book of images taken from the archives.
October 13, 2009 | FULL STORY 
onOne Software releases DSLR Camera Remote Server 1.2
onOne Software has posted DSLR Camera Remote Server 1.2 for Mac and Windows. The new release of the computer side of the iPhone/iPod Touch remote camera control system adds support for the Nikon D300s, fixes various bugs and provides more informative dialogs when certain errors occur. The software has also been qualified for use in Mac OS X 10.6.x and Windows 7.
October 9, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Eye-Fi cards to go sale in the UK this month
Eye-Fi has announced that three of its Eye-Fi SD memory/wireless card models will soon be available for purchase in the UK. Eye-Fi Home Video, Eye-Fi Share Video and Eye-Fi Pro will go on sale beginning on October 19, 2009 in the European nation.
October 9, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Fall comes to The Big Picture
The Big Picture from The Boston Globe features a nice gallery that focuses on Autumn scenes.
October 9, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Flip the pages of Life magazine at Google Books
If you enjoyed leafing through Life magazine in years gone by, you can relive the experience online at Google Books. The site is home to high-resolution scans of each page of the iconic publication, presented in an easy-to-navigate web interface. Entire issues from 1936 through 1972 are available for viewing, at no charge.
October 8, 2009 | FULL STORY 
U.S. National Parks Foundation releases list of "most photogenic parks" this fall
The U.S. National Parks Foundation has announced their list of the ten U.S. parks expected to offer the best fall foliage pictures in the weeks ahead. The announcement has been made in conjunction with the Share The Experience photo contest, sponsored by Olympus.
October 8, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Post picks top 10 sports photos
The Washington Post features a selection of outstanding images in it Top 10 Sports Photos gallery.
October 6, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Inventors of CCD honoured with Nobel Prize for Physics
The inventors of the CCD imaging sensor, Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith, have been given this year's Nobel Prize for Physics. The two share the 2009 award with Charles K. Kao, a pioneer in the development of fibre optics.
October 6, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Cartier-Bresson galleries always pleasing to the eye
Magnum Photos highlights an interesting gallery of images, many of them very recognizable but some we hadn't seen, from the legendary photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. Another fine gallery of Cartier-Bresson's portraits can be found on the Washington Post's online archive. More images and information about the man is available on the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson site which has an English translation at the bottom of the page.
October 6, 2009 | FULL STORY 
TIME slideshow features Top 10 Doctored Photos
TIME's online magazine features a slideshow on the Top 10 Doctored Photos featuring such notables as Hitler, Oprah, Martha Stewart and The Beatles.
October 5, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Sumatra earthquake in The Big Picture
The Big Picture from The Boston Globe features the dramatic aftermath of the 2009 Sumatra earthquakes.
October 5, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Smithsonian gallery features contest winners
The Smithsonian magazine 6th Annual Photo Contest features winners and finalists in the various categories.
October 2, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Reuters posts the best of September
Reuters has posted the best images from its photographers worldwide in Pictures of the month: September.
October 2, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Aerials of New York in The Frame
The Frame from The Sacramento Bee features New York from above, a slideshow from Getty Images photographer Mario Tama.
October 2, 2009 | FULL STORY 
TechRestore launches matte screen replacement service for MacBook Pro 13 inch
TechRestore is now offering its matte screen replacement service for the Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch, for photographers and others who love this computer's display quality but are put off by its glossy front.
October 1, 2009 | 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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