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February 2004 News  
Phase One's C1 applications updated
Phase One has posted updates to all variants of its C1 RAW processing software. For Windows users, v1.3.1 of C1 PRO, C1 SE, C1 LE and C1 REBEL are now available. Mac users will find v1.2.3 of C1 PRO and C1 SE available for download. The updaters are available both from Phase...
February 27, 2004 | FULL STORY 
JiWire announces offline WiFi hotspot locator
JiWire has released the Portable Hotspot Directory, a free version of the company's directory of WiFi hotspots that works without a live Internet connection. It comprises the JiWire hotspot database -- currently almost 28,000 WiFi hotspots in 52 countries -- and a simple search interface, and it runs as a standalone application for Windows, Mac and Linux.
February 27, 2004 | FULL STORY 
dpmac: Nikon D70 factory tour
George Mann of dpmac recently got a tour of the Nikon factory in Ayuthaya, Thailand where the D70 is being manufactured. He's published a brief report and an interesting set of photographs from the tour. Mann says that Nikon plans to manufacture 800,000 D70 cameras at this factory in 2004....
February 26, 2004 | FULL STORY 
RoadWired intros KeyCard Travelock Security Kit
RoadWired is now shipping the KeyCard Travelock Security Kit, a portable travel lock for securing luggage and laptops. The kit is available directly from RoadWired for US$15.95 and includes a keycard-activated lock, a 5-foot cable, a 4.5-inch cable, a laptop lock, and two keycards....
February 26, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Jobo intros Apacer Disc Steno standalone CD burner
Jobo recently introduced the Apacer Disc Steno CP200, a battery-powered CD writer that can burn a CD directly from flash memory cards. It has slots for CompactFlash type 1 and 2, SD, and several other flash memory formats. The CP200 is compatible with Windows 98 and higher and Mac OS...
February 26, 2004 | FULL STORY 
LaserSoft releases SilverFast DCPro v6.2.0d6/r6
LaserSoft Imaging has updated both the Windows and Mac versions of its SilverFast DCPro digital camera workflow software. The updates are v6.2.0d6 for Mac OS 10.0 and higher and v6.2.0r6 for Windows ME and XP. Improvements include speed increases and RAW file support for additional digital cameras. The list of...
February 26, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Macworld: Overview of new iBook G4 laptops
Macworld's March issue includes an overview of the new iBook G4 laptops from Apple. Reporter Henry Norr says that, in addition to the move from G3 to G4 processors, other important upgrades for this new generation are support for AirPort Extreme (802.11g), compatibility with USB 2.0, and new slot-loading optical...
February 25, 2004 | FULL STORY 
FirewireDirect announces Ultraburn VIII multi-format 8X DVD burner
FirewireDirect has announced the Ultraburn VIII, a multi-format 8X DVD burner that's available in FireWire 400 and FireWire 800 versions. It's compatible with Windows 98SE or higher and Mac OS 9.1 or higher (including OS X) and can write to DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW, among other formats. Both versions...
February 25, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Forbes.com: profile of Corbis, stock business
Forbes.com has published a brief profile of Corbis, the world's second largest stock photo agency. The article contrasts the business practices of Corbis with those of chief rival Getty Images and also discusses the way the Internet has transformed the stock photo industry....
February 25, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Nikon View 6.2.1 released
Nikon View 6.2.1 for Mac and Windows has been posted today by Nikon USA. Changes in the Mac version, as described in the support site information: Nikon View version 6.2.1 is supported under Mac OS X version 10.3 (Panther) RAW images captured with the Coolpix 8700 and D70 are now supported. Nikon...
February 24, 2004 | FULL STORY 
eWeek: Windows XP SP2 looks like new version of Windows
In one of a recent swirl of reports on Microsoft's Windows XP Service Pack 2, scheduled for release in mid-2004, eWeek says that the update "is looking more and more like a whole new version of Windows."...
February 24, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Printroom.com offers ICC color-managed online printing
In a press release issued yesterday, Printroom.com and EZ Prints have announced a partnership to provide professional photographers with e-commerce "storefronts" for selling prints, with the added benefit that the prints are produced through an ICC color-managed workflow. The storefronts are hosted by Printroom.com and print fulfillment is performed by EZ...
February 24, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Schlotzsky's offering free WiFi with your sandwich
The U.S. restaurant chain Schlotzsky's has announced plans to expand free WiFi access, which it has been testing in Austin, TX, to 38 more restaurants. The chain says that offering free WiFi has led to measurable increases in its business....
February 24, 2004 | FULL STORY 
PDNOnline: Photogs ask Corbis to hunt Kerry photo forger(s)
PDNOnline reports on legal and technological copyright infringement aspects of the recent use of photographs from the early 1970s (two of which were used to create a forgery) attempting to link U.S. presidential candidate John Kerry with controversial anti-war activist Jane Fonda. At least three pictures were taken from the...
February 23, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Geek.com: Review of Captain FTP 3.1 for Mac OS X
Geek.com has published a brief review of Captain FTP 3.1 for Mac OS 10.0 or later that gives the ftp client application good marks. A free trial version is available from the Xnet Communications web site, and a full license costs US$25....
February 23, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Applelinks: Review of DiscBlaze Mac OS X CD/DVD burning software
Applelinks has published a (perhaps overly) thorough review of Radical Breeze's DiscBlaze 3.02, a CD/DVD burning program for Mac OS 10.2.6 or higher. The Applelinks reviewer calls DiscBlaze a solid application and says that its US$19.95 price tag makes it an attractive alternative to Roxio Toast....
February 23, 2004 | FULL STORY 
FTPDroplet II adds folder watching to useful FTP upload utility
SubRosaSoft FTPDroplet II for Mac and Windows, released today, adds the ability to watch a folder and automatically upload via FTP any files added to or changed in that folder. This appears to make an already sturdy, simple FTP upload utility a whole lot more useful to photographers who transmit photos on a regular basis.
February 20, 2004 | FULL STORY 
DPReview: Nikon D2H wireless test
Phil Askey at DPReview has published a report on his use of Nikon's WT-1 WiFi transmitter for the D2H in the Las Vegas Convention Center during the 2004 PMA show....
February 20, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Fantasy photo gigs up for charity auction
The glamour of professional photography, such as it is, is the enticement in a series of eBay auctions to benefit The National Multiple Sclerosis Society in the U.S. Up for bid are 13 "Ultimate Photo Experiences" including shooting a golf tournament with Walter Iooss, Jr., a trip to the Galapagos...
February 20, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Digital Photography Workflow Handbook released
Bettina and Uwe Steinmueller, fine art photographers and proprietors of the Digital Outback Photo web site, have recently released the latest in their collection of electronic booklets on RAW processing and other facets of the digital photographer's workflow.
February 19, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Focus Magic 3.0 released
Acclaim Software this week released v3.0 of Focus Magic for Windows, a US$45 standalone program and Photoshop plug-in designed to recover image detail lost to various forms of blur, including motion blur and focus error. Focus Magic 2.0 for Mac (a Photoshop plug-in only) is also available; v3.0 for Mac is...
February 19, 2004 | FULL STORY 
BusinessWeek: Then There's UWB, WiMax, wOzNet...
A BusinessWeek article entitled Then There's UWB, WiMax, wOzNet... looks at coming wireless technologies designed to both complement and compete with Wi-Fi....
February 18, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Nikon USA, Europe post Capture 3.5.3 updater
Nikon's US and European support sites have this week posted updaters for an older version of Nikon Capture. The v3.5.3 update, which requires 3.5, 3.5.1 or 3.5.2 to already be installed, enables the Open in Photoshop function to transfer pictures to Photoshop CS, changes the Batch tool to prevent an instance...
February 18, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Microsoft WWMX GPS-tagged photo database and tools
The World-Wide Media Exchange (WWMX) is a centralized database of photographs tagged by their shooting location. It's an experimental project of Microsoft Research's Interactive Visual Media Group. The WWMX web site includes information and software tools for browsing the database or adding your own pictures to it. You'll also find utilities...
February 18, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Hiding an inner matchmaker? Kodak says shoot online dating ads
Fifty million singles are using the Internet to meet each other, and they need you to make them look like Julia, Giselle, and Brad. Or so says Kodak Professional, which has partnered with online dating service Planet Casablanca for an initiative called the eProPhotographer program. It's designed to market the...
February 18, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Photo Mechanic 4.1, LE release schedule set
Camera Bits, maker of the Photo Mechanic browser, last week set out its release schedule and upgrade plan for v4.1 for Mac (the Windows version is expected to be updated at the same time), as well as the new Photo Mechanic LE. The announcements are covered in two press releases on the...
February 17, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Camera Raw 2.1 fixes IPTC problem for Mac users
Adobe's Camera Raw 2.1, a free update to the RAW file format plug-in that's part of Photoshop CS, fixes a problem for Mac users in which IPTC-format caption information written into RAW files by applications such as Photo Mechanic and iView MediaPro would not carry through to Photoshop's File Info.
February 17, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Olympus announces 150mm f/2.0 lens for E-1
Olympus has issued a press release announcing a new Zuiko Digital Specific Lens for the E-system, a 150mm f/2.0 (which captures the angle of view of a 300mm lens in the 35mm format). Olympus plans to begin shipping the lens in the fall of 2004, but no pricing information is...
February 17, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Jomosoft osXigen 2.6 FTP client for Mac released
Jomosoft has released v2.6 of osXigen, a US$20 Mac OS X-only FTP client. A 15-day trial version is available....
February 17, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Thomas Knoll to speak at Photoshop Soup2Nuts seminar
Thomas Knoll, co-creator of Photoshop and, more recently, the Camera Raw plug-in, is among the roster of speakers at Great Lake Digital: Photoshop Soup2Nuts, a seminar being held in Ann Arbor, Michigan on June 18-19, 2004....
February 17, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Epson Online Experience a solid US$30 value
The US$30 Epson Print Academy Online Experience combines tutorials on Photoshop CS, printing and more with video interviews and how-to sessions featuring photographers Jay Maisel, Bruce Dale, Jack Reznicki, John Shaw and others. Each Sunday night, the Online Experience is updated with new content for the week ahead, for a total of...
February 16, 2004 | FULL STORY 
DxO Optics Pro could be a vital tool for pro digital photographers
If the sample Canon EOS-1Ds prints on display at PMA 2004 are any indication, DO Labs' upcoming DxO Optics Pro may be one of the rare image-enhancing software applications that fully delivers on what it promises.
February 16, 2004 | FULL STORY 
PPA International Print Competition deadline: March 15
The deadline for entries in the Professional Photographers of America 2004 International Print Competition is March 15, 2004. Rules and entry forms are available at the PPA web site....
February 16, 2004 | FULL STORY 
eWeek: seeking "FISH", yet another flash storage format
eWeek reports skeptically on FISH (Flash Internal Semiconductor Hard-drive), a proposed flash memory format based on the USB standard. FISH cards (rumored to be nicknamed "FISH sticks") will be USB flash drives, somewhat like removable USB drives such as the Lexar JumpDrives but made much smaller so that they can...
February 16, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Monique Stauder photo essay, "Latitude Zero", at Time.com
Photographer Monique Stauder's photo essay, "Latitude Zero", the result of a 3-year project documenting life in countries that lie within one degree of the equator, is featured on Time magazine's web site....
February 16, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Epson shows prototype rangefinder digital camera under glass
Shown only under glass, one of the scene-stealers at the PMA 2004 trade show was a digital rangefinder camera that clearly traces its lineage to the Voigtlander Bessa R-series cameras.
February 16, 2004 | FULL STORY 
iWatermark adds watermarks to photos
Script Software's US$20 iWatermark 1.0.2 for Mac and Windows adds a watermark to photos, optionally creating a separate thumbnail file in the process....
February 16, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Canon Explorers of Light web gallery opens
Canon has opened its "Explorers of Light" web gallery with brief profiles and samples of the work of three photographers: Paul Aresu, Paul Bowen, and David Stoecklein....
February 15, 2004 | FULL STORY 
World Press Photo 2003 contest winners announced
The World Press Photo 2003 contest results have been announced, including World Press Photo of the Year, which went to Associated Press photographer Jean-Marc Bouju. The contest, which spans 10 categories and took in over 63,000 photos (81% taken with digital cameras), is now in its 47th year. An Associated Press...
February 14, 2004 | FULL STORY 
GretagMacbeth announces two new ColorChecker targets
Two new ColorChecker targets geared for the professional digital photographer were announced this week by GretagMacbeth: The ColorChecker White Balance card is a larger version of the white patch from the original, 24-patch ColorChecker, and is promised to be spectrally neutral under a variety of illuminants for use with the Custom/Preset...
February 13, 2004 | FULL STORY 
GretagMacbeth to ship ProfileMaker 5 trio in March
GretagMacbeth announced this week that ProfileMaker 5, its flagship ICC profiling, profile editing and measurement application, will split into three packages aimed at different markets: ProfileMaker Photostudio for professional studio photography, ProfileMaker Publish for prepress-publishing and ProfileMaker Packaging for multicolor packaging-textile printing. ProfileMaker Photostudio will include an all-new digital camera profiling module and the ability to measure the spectral characteristics of both flash and ambient light.
February 13, 2004 | FULL STORY 
C1 apps gain support for EOS Digital Rebel/300D; Nikon support in Mac version pushed back to May 2004
Phase One has announced upcoming releases of C1 PRO and C1 SE for Windows and Macintosh OS X that will bring the Mac version's range of RAW file support much closer to even with the Windows version, as well as expand RAW file support for both versions to include additional Nikon, Fujifilm, and Olympus cameras (though Nikon digital SLR support for the Mac will not be rolled out this quarter as originally planned).
February 13, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Konica Minolta announces 4MP, 10X zoom DiMAGE Z2
Konica Minolta has announced the 4MP DiMAGE Z2, a weirdly appealing retro-sci-fi styled compact digital camera with a 38-380mm (35mm format equivalent) f/2.8-3.5 APO GT zoom lens. The camera features predictive autofocus and an unusual 15fps SVGA (800 x 600) video mode. Minolta has not yet released pricing and availability...
February 13, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Konica Minolta announces development of Dynax/Maxxum digital SLR
Konica Minolta has announced the development of a Minolta A-mount compatible interchangeable-lens digital SLR, which is tentatively called the Dynax 7 (Maxxum 7 in the U.S.). It will use a so-called "APS-C" size 6-megapixel CCD and also features the unique Anti-Shake function the company pioneered in the A1 prosumer model....
February 13, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Extensis announces Portfolio 7
Extensis has announced version 7 of Portfolio, the company's digital asset management program. New features include built-in CD burning, batch image conversion, and the ability to embed IPTC metadata into image files. The Windows version of Portfolio 7 will be available for download in April, followed by the Mac version...
February 13, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Wi-Pics wireless photo transmitter takes shape
Wi-Pics has progressed a lot since the ugly-duckling prototype days of PMA 2003. Over the past 12 months, Dave Rea, Wi-Pics' inventor, has completed the design of the upcoming device for transmitting photos wirelessly from most digital cameras with a CompactFlash slot. When the device ships in May or June of 2004, it could be a powerful workflow tool for event, theme park/cruise ship and school photographers, as well as photo studios.
February 12, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Adobe extends Camera Raw file support in Photoshop CS
Adobe has announced v2.1 of the Camera Raw plug-in for Photoshop CS that extends RAW file support to 14 additional camera models, including the Nikon D2H, the Kodak DCS Pro 14n, the Olympus E-1, and the Pentax *ist D. The plug-in is free and can be downloaded now from Adobe's...
February 12, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Konica Minolta announces 8MP DiMAGE A2 "SLR-type" camera
Konica Minolta has announced the DiMAGE A2, an 8MP upgrade of the 5MP A1, an "SLR-type" digital camera with a fixed 28-200mm zoom lens (35mm format equivalent). The A2 uses the world's first VGA resolution (922,000 pixel) electronic viewfinder where an SLR's prism would normally be. The camera's extensive feature...
February 12, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Olympus announces 8MP C-8080 with 28-140mm lens
Olympus has announced the C-8080, an 8MP compact digital camera with an unusually wide-angle 28-140mm (35mm format equivalent) f/2.4-3.5 zoom lens. The camera also features unusually quick start-up and shot-to-shot times, according to Olympus. It will begin shipping this month for an estimated street price of $US999 in the U.S....
February 12, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Kodak announces 100-year archival Ultima Picture Paper
Kodak has announced a new inkjet media called Ultima Picture Paper, which the company says will "last over 100 years", outperforming all other currently available inkjet papers. It's available in sizes from 4 x 6 to 8.5 x 11 inches. A package of 40 8.5 x 11-inch sheets lists for...
February 12, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Canon posts full-resolution photos taken with the EOS-1D Mark II
Canon has posted 8 full-resolution JPEGs taken with the EOS-1D Mark II.
February 12, 2004 | FULL STORY 
iView MediaPro 2.0.3 for Mac released
iView MediaPro 2.0.3 for Mac, a free update for licensed users of a previous v2.x release, is now available for download. A version history describes the changes, which include full rendering support for the RAW formats of Canon digital SLR cameras....
February 12, 2004 | FULL STORY 
New Pantone ColorVantage inks for Canon, Epson
Pantone has announced new ColorVantage dye-based inks for Canon desktop printers, including the i960 and i9100. The company has also expanded its line of ColorVantage pigment-based inks for Epson inkjet printers to include cartridges for the Stylus Photo 2200 and Stylus Pro 7600, 9600 and 4000. The new inks will be...
February 12, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Lexar announces Pro Series 80X CF, 8GB 40X CF and more
Lexar Media today unveiled a new line of 80X speed-rated CompactFlash cards, a 40X CompactFlash card with a whopping 8GB capacity, a CF-to-PC Card adapter for both Mac and Windows that's promised to deliver transfer rates several times faster than typical adapters, 60X speed-rated Secure Digital (SD) cards, an agreement with Camera Bits software that will see Lexar manage distribution of the image browser Photo Mechanic through photo retailers and the release of Image Rescue 2.0.
February 12, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Successor to the DCS Pro 14n introduced at PMA 2004
Dubbed the DCS Pro SLR/n, the successor to Kodak Professionalís high-resolution 14n digital SLR, announced today at the PMA 2004 trade show in Las Vegas, promises a dramatic improvement in image quality (translation: reduced noise, reduced red flare and more) in the same body as the camera it replaces. Owners who gambled on the 14n since it shipped in spring 2003 wonít be left out in the cold, as Kodak has announced a sensor upgrade for the older camera too. And both the 14n and newer SLR/n will now accept a PocketWizard transceiver module through a Kodak service upgrade that tucks most of the functionality of the MultiMAX radio remote inside the camera itself.
February 12, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Sandisk announces 4GB CompactFlash with "switchable" 2GB partitions
Sandisk has unveiled a Type I-size 4GB CompactFlash card with a 3-position switch that allows it to be configured as either a single, FAT32-formatted 4GB volume or as two FAT16-formatted 2GB volumes (for compatibility with older digital cameras that don't recognize FAT32-formatted media). Sandisk 4GB CompactFlash with 3-position switch SanDisk will initially...
February 11, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Sandisk announces 2GB Ultra II and Extreme
Sandisk today has announced a new addition to its Ultra II and Extreme CompactFlash lineups: the 2GB Ultra II and 2GB Extreme CompactFlash, which join the existing capacities of 256MB, 512MB and 1GB, will be available at the end of February 2004 at an MSRP of US$800 and US$850, respectively. The high-capacity models have already set a new record for card-to-computer throughput here, while they offer essentially the same stellar performance as their 1GB Ultra II and Extreme siblings in the digital SLR cameras we've tested so far.
February 11, 2004 | FULL STORY 
SimpleTech announces high-speed 8GB ProX CF card
SimpleTech has announced an 8GB Type 2 CompactFlash card with 10MB/sec. write speed. The card uses SimpleTech's proprietary stacking technology to achieve its storage capacity, according to a company press release. The company also announced 2GB, 4GB, and 5GB Type 1 CF cards and indicates that the entire ProX CompactFlash...
February 10, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Digital Journalist: Using the Canon EOS-1D Mark II at the Super Bowl
NFL photographer David Drapkin talks about using Canon's new EOS-1D Mark II at the Super Bowl in the February 2004 issue of The Digital Journalist. The issue also features photographs from Michael O'Brien's The Face of Texas....
February 10, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Fujifilm announces ColourKit Profiler Suite 4.0
Fujifilm has announced the availability of ColourKit Profiler Suite 4.0, a collection of software applications and utilities for profiling monitors, printers, cameras, and scanners. This new version is compatible with the ICC v4 specification, and 14-day trial versions of the various components in the suite are available for download....
February 10, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Delkin announces 1GB/2GB CF PRO cards
Delkin has announced the addition of 1GB and 2GB cards to the company's line of high-speed eFilm CF PRO CompactFlash cards. The cards will begin shipping by the end of the month, according to Delkin. The company's web site has not yet been updated with information on these new products....
February 10, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Delkin announces 256/512MB SD PRO cards
Delkin has announced two new high-speed SD cards, dubbed eFilm SD PRO. Available in 256MB and 512MB capacities, the cards can achieve data transfer speeds of 10MB/sec., according to a Delkin press release. Delkin says these cards are shipping now, but the company's web site has not yet been updated...
February 10, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Delkin announces new USB 2.0 card readers
Delkin Devices has announced two new USB 2.0 flash card readers. The Reader-29 can read and write to Secure Digital, Mini Secure Digital, MultiMedia and Reduced Sized Multimedia without an adapter. The Reader-29 is shipping now and is available directly from Delkin for US$29. The Reader-28 is a value-priced CompactFlash...
February 10, 2004 | FULL STORY 
USA Today: Kodak self-serve kiosk to develop film in under 5 minutes
USA Today notes that Kodak's Picture Maker Film Processing Station, a self-serve retail kiosk, will allow consumers to develop a roll of film in under 5 minutes....
February 9, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Delkin posts beta Mac OS X driver for CardBus 32 Adapter
Delkin today has posted a beta version of the Mac driver for its Delkin CardBus 32 Adapter.
February 9, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Canon intros imagePROGRAF W6200 24" 6-color pigment ink printer
Canon has announced the imagePROGRAF W6200, which the company bills as the industry's fastest 24-inch pigment ink printer. Compatible with both roll and cut sheet media, the 6-color W6200 can make a 24 x 36-inch print in seven minutes at its maximum resolution of 1200 x 1200dpi. The printer ships...
February 9, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Canon announces i80 portable printer
Canon has announced the i80 portable bubble jet printer. Capable of printing up to 8.5 x 11 inches at 2400 x 1200dpi resolution, the i80 measures 12.5 inches wide by 7 inches deep and weighs four pounds. The printer will be available in mid-February for a suggested list price of...
February 9, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Canon announces i9900 8-color photo printer
Canon has announced the i9900, the company's new top-of-the-line desktop inkjet photo printer. New red and green inks gives this printer eight total ink colors, and Canon is promising a 60% improvement in the orange/red gamut and a 30% increase in the green gamut compared to 6-color printers. Other notable...
February 9, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Canon announces 3MP, 10X zoom Powershot S1 IS
Canon joins the mega-zoom compact camera race with the 3MP Powershot S1 IS, which sports a 10X 38-380mm (35mm format equivalent) f/2.8-3.1 image stabilized zoom lens. The camera also features a good selection of exposure controls and a 30fps VGA video mode. Canon U.S.A. says the S1 IS will be...
February 9, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Canon announces 8MP Powershot Pro1
Canon has announced the Powershot Pro1, which features an 8-megapixel CCD, RAW file capture, the choice of sRGB and Adobe RGB color spaces, and more. It's also the first compact digital camera with an L-series lens, a 28-200mm (35mm format equivalent) f/2.4-3.5 7X zoom with fluorite and UD glass elements....
February 9, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Dow Jones: Leica To Develop Digital "M" Camera
A Dow Jones Business News story quotes an unidentified source as saying that Leica will develop a digital camera that will accept the company's M-series lenses....
February 7, 2004 | FULL STORY 
PDN: Magazine Photogs Dare To Be Different
Photo District News reports that some photographers on the US campaign trail have opted to return to film for their coverage of election events....
February 7, 2004 | FULL STORY 
DPReview: Fujifilm announces FinePix S3 Pro
Digital Photography Review notes that Fujifilm has announced the successor to the FinePix S2 Pro: dubbed the FinePix S3 Pro, the new digital SLR features the company's SuperCCD SR sensor technology for extended dyanmic range....
February 5, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Pentax drops price of *ist D by US$300, offers lens rebate
Pentax has reduced the price of the *ist D digital SLR by US$300 in the U.S. The company is offering an additional US$200 rebate to anyone who buys the camera body plus a 16-45mm DA digital lens. The rebate ends June 30, 2004....
February 5, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Olympus launches US$300 trade-in promo on E-1
Olympus America recently announced a $300 trade-in promotion in the US. Buyers who trade in any SLR camera (film or digital) will receive an instant US$300 rebate on the purchase of an E-1 camera body with the 14-54mm f2.8-3.5 lens. The offer is good through March 31, 2004....
February 5, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Sports photographers react to the EOS-1D Mark II
Sports photographers had lots to say after catching a glimpse of the Canon EOS-1D Mark II at a Canon event prior to Super Bowl XXXVIII last weekend. And the rest of us can catch a glimpse of what a preproduction unit can produce when the February 9, 2004 issue of Sports Illustrated hits the newsstands. That's because the centrepiece of a 2-page Canon ad in the magazine's next issue is a Super Bowl action photo taken with an EOS-1D Mark II.
February 4, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Forbes: As Flash Memory Sales Grow, Some Formats Lose Out
Forbes has published an interesting article on flash memory formats, including CompactFlash and Secure Digital (SD). The article notes that SD is now the market share leader....
February 4, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Registration now open for Digital Photography at the Summit
The fourth installment of Rich Clarkson's Digital Photography at the Summit workshop brings together a chance to learn from some of the finest photographers and editors in North America, Photoshop training by Adobe staff, access to Nikon digital SLR cameras, lenses and Nikon technical reps and an opportunity to make pictures in one of the most visually spectacular locations in the US. The workshop runs from April 25 - April 30, 2004.
February 4, 2004 | FULL STORY 
DPReview: Nikon D70 preview posted
Digital Photography Review has posted a detailed preview of the Nikon D70....
February 3, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Photo Mechanic 4.1 for Mac nearing release
Photo Mechanic 4.1 for Mac has entered the private beta testing phase. Camera Bits, maker of the popular photojournalist's image browser, will announce the release date for the new version at the PMA 2004 trade show in Las Vegas later this month.
February 3, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Bill Eppridge featured on NikonNet
NikonNet features the photojournalism of former Life magazine photographer Bill Eppridge in the web site's February 2004 Legends Behind the Lens feature....
February 2, 2004 | 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)
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