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November 2008 News  
Nikon posts D3X brochure
Nikon has posted a 28-page PDF brochure on the D3X, the company's new 24.39 million image pixel digital SLR.
November 30, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Nikon officially introduces 24.39 million image pixel D3X
It's official: in the next few weeks, Nikon will begin shipping a high resolution counterpart to the D3. Called the D3X, the widely-leaked new digital SLR from Nikon will incorporate a 24.39 million image pixel CMOS sensor, a standard ISO range of 100-1600 and maximum 5 fps full resolution shooting rate into a body that is effectively the same as the D3. The D3X, Nikon's highest resolution digital SLR to date, is slated to reach retailers in December 2008 at an expected street price of US$7999.95 in the U.S.*UPDATED*
November 30, 2008 | FULL STORY 
A Big Picture looks at the Mumbai attacks
The Boston Globe's The Big Picture features a large-image slideshow on the attacks in Mumbai, India.
November 28, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Reuters photographer wins Walkley award
Reuters photographer David Gray won press photographer of the year at Australia's Walkley awards. Reuters has posted an online gallery of some of winning photographer's images.
November 28, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Nikon Pro magazine reveals full details of 24.5MP D3X camera
The English-language edition of Nikon Pro magazine, a publication of Nikon in Europe, has begun to land in subscribers' mailboxes, and it contains full details of the much-anticipated D3X digital SLR. In a blog posting today, UK-based pro cycling photographer Seb Rogers has published photos of his copy, which he says "dropped on the doormat this morning," and it reveals a 24.5MP full-frame camera capable of 5 fps continuous shooting at full resolution (7 fps when set to capture 10MP DX Format photos), a standard ISO range of 100-1600 (plus an extended range of 50-6400) in a body that's effectively identical to the D3.
November 28, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Editing and impact of large images discussed
Conor Rish of The Photo District News interviewed photo editors about the impact and editing process of large images in photo galleries.
November 27, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Canon Professional Network showcases the work of Daniel Beltra
The Canon Professional Network features a story and outstanding image gallery from freelance photographer Daniel Beltra, whose work for Greenpeace is highlighted in the article.
November 27, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Long distance camera trigger uses walkie-talkies to send signal
A camera trigger device, developed by photographer Robert Benson, enables an unmanned Canon or Nikon camera to be fired from miles away using walkie-talkies to send the signal. The idea for the device germinated from a problem Benson experienced firing a remote camera at an air show earlier this year. He has turned the solution into a US$90 product that he builds and ships from his home base in San Diego.
November 27, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Reuters images show terror in Mumbai
Reuters has posted a gallery of images on the Deadly Mumbai attacks. The New York Times also features a pair of galleries relating to past and present attacks in India.
November 27, 2008 | FULL STORY 
National Geographic posts 2008 International Photography Contest winners
National Geographic features an online gallery of its English Language Edition Winners Gallery from the 2008 International Photography Contest.
November 26, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Denver Post features large images of Life
Another large-image gallery well worth a look comes from A Denver Post Photoblog featuring a selection of those wonderful old Life magazine photos called Captured.
November 26, 2008 | FULL STORY 
New video recorded with Canon EOS 5D Mark II posted by Vincent Laforet
New York-based photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Vincent Laforet has posted a new video recorded with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. The almost two minute presentation gathers clips from Laforet's seven outings with a preproduction camera in recent weeks, including when he used Canon's latest digital SLR to put together Reverie. The clips show well the shallow focus capabilities of a video camera with a 35mm-size sensor, as well as Laforet's inventiveness in using the 5D Mark II in this way. It's well worth a look.
November 26, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Global digital camera sales in 2009 could shrink, says Canon president
In an interview with Reuters published today, Canon Inc. president Tsuneji Uchida indicated that world economic conditions could see the total number of digital cameras sold by Canon and others shrink in 2009. Digital SLR sales are projected to be less affected than those of compact cameras, at least in the short term.
November 25, 2008 | FULL STORY 
ShutterVoice to enable control of Canon EOS Utility by voice
Developer Scott Forman is nearing completion of ShutterVoice, a Windows-only application that enables many of the functions of Canon's EOS Utility to be controlled with spoken commands. Originally created to ease the process of shooting lighting tests with himself as the subject, Forman has decided to commercialize his efforts into a US$30 program, which is projected to emerge next month.
November 25, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Wall Street Journal's Photo Journal features Pictures of the Day
Like the photo blogs from The Boston Globe's The Big Picture and The Sacramento Bee's The Frame, The Wall Street Journal posts a large-image gallery called Photo Journal which features the Pictures of the day instead of a particular theme or story. Today's offering from The Frame is especially good with a gallery of timely images called Winter descends on the Northern Hemisphere.
November 25, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Camera Raw 5.2 for Photoshop CS4 posted
Adobe this evening has posted Camera Raw 5.2, the latest revision of its RAW conversion plug-in for Photoshop CS4 on Mac and Windows. Support for the RAW files from seven additional cameras, including the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, has been incorporated into this update, plus Adobe has added new features: the ability to store all adjustments made to a photo, for later loading into subsequent photos, output sharpening and a Targeted Adjustment Tool, says an Adobe announcement. Updated colour profiles are also part of Camera Raw 5.2.
November 24, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Guardian posts production Canon EOS 5D Mark II video by Dan Chung
The Guardian has posted a four-minute video shot entirely on a production Canon EOS 5D Mark II by China-based staffer Dan Chung. The video, shot at night on the streets of Beijing, was made with the camera and a small collection of Nikkor and Zeiss/Contax lenses adapted for use on Canon's EF mount.
November 24, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Shipments of Canon EOS 5D Mark II to U.S. dealers commencing tomorrow
Shipments of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II will begin leaving Canon USA's distribution centres en route to U.S. dealers starting tomorrow, says Chuck Westfall, Technical Advisor at Canon USA. This should translate into some dealers being able to put cameras into the hands of customers before the end of the week, though shipping times, the speed at which dealers can absorb the arriving stock and the U.S. holiday weekend will all impact when Canon's newest 21.03 million image pixel digital SLR comes available in the U.S. in the days ahead.
November 24, 2008 | FULL STORY 
The Frame's large images catch the eye
Scenic images from around the world is one of several large-image galleries that caught our eye recently from the The Frame, a feature from The Sacramento Bee.
November 24, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Canon USA updates rebate reimbursement status
In the wake of the bankruptcy of its printer and video camera rebate processing company, Canon USA has updated its posting with additional information for those who have already submitted rebate claims, and those who have yet to send in their claim.
November 22, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Reuters remote system for covering Space Shuttle launches described in video
Photographer Scott Audette has published a fascinating video describing in detail the remote triggering and transmitting system assembled to cover launches of NASA's Space Shuttle for Reuters. The video, called Live from Launch Pad 39A, runs 10.5 minutes and shows Audette and colleagues on site at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, preparing to photograph the liftoff of Space Shuttle Endeavour earlier this month.
November 21, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Post shows us a gallery of unusual photos
The Washington Post has collected images for another gallery of the Weird, Wild and Wacky.
November 20, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Camera Bits releases Photo Mechanic 4.5.4
Camera Bits has released version 4.5.4 of Photo Mechanic, its pro photo browsing and transmitting application for Mac and Windows. Minor feature tweaks and bug fixes are the main changes in this release, which is a free update for those who licensed the software on or after March 2007.
November 19, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Canon releases digital camera software updates
Canon has posted updates to Digital Photo Professional, EOS Utility, WFT Utility and Picture Style Editor for Mac and Windows, bringing new features as well as support for digital SLRs up to and including the EOS 5D Mark II. They've also released a new version of Canon RAW Codec for Windows, which also adds support for the EOS 5D Mark II.
November 19, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Think Tank Photo Shape Shifter on track to ship early next month
The Shape Shifter, an innovative expanding/contracting photo backpack we wrote about last month, is on schedule to ship worldwide in early December, says Think Tank Photo President Doug Murdoch, both direct from the company and at retailers that carry their products. Murdoch projects that supplies of the Shape Shifter will be tight in the first several weeks of release, particularly in North America.
November 19, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Noise Ninja for Aperture updated to v2.0.4
Earlier this month, PictureCode released Noise Ninja for Aperture 2.0.4, a bug-fix update of its noise reduction plug-in for Apple's pro photo management and RAW conversion application for Mac.
November 19, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Configurator for Photoshop CS4 posted on Adobe Labs
A prerelease version of Configurator, a custom panel creation utility for Photoshop CS4 on Mac and Windows, is now available for download from the Adobe Labs website.
November 19, 2008 | FULL STORY 
NPR interview and story feature Annie Leibovitz
National Public Radio (npr) features a taped interview and story called Annie Leibovitz: The View From Behind The Lens in which she talks about some of the circumstances behind her celebrity portraits.
November 19, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Nikon releases firmware update for Speedlight SB-900
Nikon has released a firmware update for the Speedlight SB-900. Firmware v5.02 corrects a bug that could lead to overexposure and makes a minor change to the unit's TTL auto flash behaviour. Installing the firmware requires the SB-900 be connected to a Nikon D3, D300, D700 or D90 digital SLR camera.
November 18, 2008 | FULL STORY 
The Big Picture features a pair of outstanding collections
While The Boston Globe's collection of image galleries called The Big Picture always sets a high standard, we try to pick out what we think are the best ones. This week was easy with a couple of outstanding image galleries from the California wildfires (yet again) and Afghanistan's Korengal Valley where Getty Images' John Moore was in the thick of the war with U.S. troops.
November 18, 2008 | FULL STORY 
New Joe McNally Nikon Speedlight DVD now shipping
A Hands-On Guide to Creative Lighting, a DVD produced by Nikon USA and featuring photographers Joe McNally and Bob Krist, is now shipping. The US$39.95 DVD is chock-full of great tutorials covering the possible uses for Nikon's current crop of Creative Lighting System Speedlights.*UPDATED*
November 17, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Wake up and smell the coffee
Reuters features Coffee Buzz, a gallery images that many of us can relate to as we sip our first cup of coffee each morning.
November 17, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Images show devastation in Southern California wildfires
The Los Angeles Times feature an online slideshow on its front page in addition to several other galleries of images from various wildfires in Southern California.
November 17, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Canon's Behind the lens features war photographer
The Canon Professional Network's Behind the lens features the work of Getty Images photographer Marco di Lauro who spent the summer embedded with British Paratroopers in Afghanistan.
November 17, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Olympus Bioscapes competition announces winners
Olympus has announced winners and posted a gallery of microscopic images from its 2008 BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition.
November 14, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Post gallery reveals the Weird, Wild and Wacky
The Washington Post features a gallery of interesting and amusing images called Weird, Wild and Wacky on its online washingtonpost.com site.
November 14, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Urban climber's goal is highly dangerous
In Climbing Dangerously, The Washington Post image gallery shows French daredevil Alain Robert climbing towards his goal of scaling as many skyscrapers as possible throughout the world, using only his bare hands.
November 13, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Strange and unusual moments captured
Reuters has collected images from its photographers worldwide for a slideshow called Strange and unusual.
November 13, 2008 | FULL STORY 
PhotoRescue updated to v3.1.7 Build 11394
DataRescue has recently released a new version of PhotoRescue, its venerable photo recovery and memory card maintenance application for Mac and Windows. Version 3.1.7 Build 11394 improves recovery of Nikon D700 and Canon EOS Rebel XS/1000D RAW files, movies and, in the Windows version, corrects a caching problem when the program is run in 64-bit Vista. The company has also released DD, a freeware disc imaging application designed to replicate a failing memory card or other device requiring recovery.
November 12, 2008 | FULL STORY 
The Frame offers a larger look at life
Like The Boston Globe's The Big Picture, The Sacramento Bee now tells some of its stories with large powerful images in The Frame.
November 12, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Digital Railroad purchase falls through
Earlier this week, Digital Railroad's liquidator announced that two possible purchasers of the company's assets had withdrawn from negotiations, and that the next step will likely be the deletion of the servers' contents - including all photos - prior to the sale of the hardware at auction.
November 12, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Adobe Photoshop CS4 now available in trial version
Adobe has posted a trial version of Photoshop CS4 for Mac and Windows. The Photoshop CS4 download is the Extended version and is fully-functional for 30 days, at which time a serial number can be purchased to turn the trial version into a licensed copy of either standard or Extended.
November 12, 2008 | FULL STORY 
A trio of Reuters slideshows worth a look
Reuters has posted three timely online image galleries: Remember the veterans: The media is watching; and A restive border.
November 12, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Photographer shoots The man behind the log
Globe and Mail photographer John Lehmann shares a story about an alcoholic artist who uses a log as a home with a multimedia presentation called The man behind the log.
November 11, 2008 | FULL STORY 
The Big Picture features the next president
The Boston Globe's The Big Picture features an excellent set of images from various photographers on The next President of the United States.
November 10, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Photographer works in The Healing Fields
The Washington Post features an image gallery called The Healing Fields by Michael Williamson who photographed a three-day field hospital in Virginia where a group of volunteers provide free medical service to those in need.
November 10, 2008 | FULL STORY 
"Market conditions" lead to price jump for EOS 5D Mark II, says Canon Canada
Citing "market conditions" that have changed significantly since the camera was announced, Canon Canada has increased both the expected retail price and the amount the dealer will pay for the upcoming EOS 5D Mark II.
November 7, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Reuters posts pictures of the month
This past October was a month chock-full of news which is obvious from Reuters' Pictures of the month: October from its photographers throughout the world.
November 7, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Photographer shows the face of history in images
In his slideshow Believe-04-11-2008, Harlem, New York City-based photojournalist Steve Simon concentrated on quiet portraits of individuals witnessing history within the large crowd watching election night coverage in Harlem.
November 7, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Power of photography revealed in front pages
The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) features a story indicating that historically-significant photographs from the American presidential election carried entire front pages of newspapers across the United States.
November 6, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Life Books' photography director discusses a few of the classics
National Public Radio's npr online site features a story and multimedia presentation in which Bobbi Baker Burrows, Life Books' director of photography, discusses the circumstances behind some of Life's most enduring images.
November 6, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Photo coverage abounds on election day
There are no shortage of image galleries on election day in the United States but The Washington Post's gallery on Election Day Voting was one of the best at showing the voting turnout and process.
November 5, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Apple releases Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 2.3
Apple has released Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 2.3, which adds the ability to decode RAW files taken with the Canon EOS 50D, Nikon D90, Sony DSLR-A900 and Nikon Coolpix P6000 in Aperture 2.x and iPhoto '08. Other unspecified fixes are also part of the update.
November 4, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Canon EOS 5D Mark II on track to ship by end of month in U.S.
The Canon EOS 5D Mark II is on track for release to retailers by the end of November 2008 in the U.S., says Chuck Westfall, Technical Advisor at Canon USA. Extra batteries and other accessories for the 21.03 million image pixel digital SLR, including Battery Grip BG-E6, Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4/E4A, Battery Pack LP-E6 and EG-series focusing screens, are expected to ship from Canon USA to stores at about the same time as the camera emerges.
November 4, 2008 | FULL STORY 
The Big Picture looks at the conflict in the Congo
The Big Picture from the Boston Globe features 31 large images from the conflict in the Congo.
November 4, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Digital Railroad liquidator indicates asset purchase, service continuation possible
A notice on the website of Digital Railroad's liquidator indicates the company has "received a letter of intent (LOI) to purchase the assets of DRR...with the desire to continue providing services to DRR members and customers with as little disruption as possible."
November 3, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Nikon D3, D300 updated, Delkin, SanDisk readers added to CF/SD database
Write speed results for the Nikon D3 and D300 have recently been updated in the CF/SD Performance Database, with newer CompactFlash cards from Dane-Elec, Lexar, PNY, SanDisk and Transcend among the additions. We've also put SanDisk's upcoming Multi-Card and All-in-One USB readers to the test, along with a revised version of Delkin's ExpressCard 54 Adapter and more.
November 3, 2008 | 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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