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September 2009 News  
LibertyPak Little Genny LG400 provides premium portable power for strobes
The LibertyPak Little Genny LG400 portable power pack combines a regulated pure sine wave 115VAC inverter and 360 watt-hour lithium ion battery into a compact gear case that, in our testing, can power a 600ws monolight for over 1000 full power pops with consistent recycle times comparable to AC wall power. We've been using a Little Genny LG400 through a steady diet of sports team and other group photo shoots since August, and it has become an indispensable - though expensive - part of our location lighting kit. We have an in-depth look at this intriguing location power option.
September 30, 2009 | FULL STORY 
The Big Picture features dramatic typhoon images
The Big Picture from The Boston Globe has amassed an amazing collection of dramatic images from Typhoon Ketsana (Ondoy).
September 30, 2009 | FULL STORY 
LENS focuses on Burnett's 44 days in Iran
LENS, The New York Times blog, features a set of images in Showcase: David Burnett's 44 Days in Iran. The images from Iran 30 years later have an eerie familiarity for the photographer.
September 29, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Austrian daily features monthly gallery
Die Presse from Vienna features a gallery of interesting images, many of which we hadn't seen before, selected from the best images spanning the globe for the month of September. If you like this gallery, have a look at the August edition which features some outstanding work.
September 27, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Hasselblad unveils H4D series, Phocus 2.0
Hasselblad has today announced a new generation of medium format digital camera, the H4D, which features a slick technology called True Focus designed to compensate for the focus error that can occur when focusing and then recomposing. It is to appear initially in the 60.1MP H4D-60, which is slated for release in January 2010, followed by the H4D-50 later in the first quarter. The company is also preparing an update to its Phocus raw conversion software that is designed to be easier to learn and adds several new features.
September 25, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Breeze Systems releases DSLR Remote Pro for Mac
Breeze Systems, a software developer best known for its digital SLR browsing, RAW conversion and remote control applications for the Windows platform, has introduced DSLR Remote Pro 1.0 for Mac. The software enables the remote control of a range of Canon cameras, including the adjusting of exposure and other parameters, live viewing, autofocus and manual focus with optional focus stacking, extensive bracketing options plus a time lapse feature (some features work only with newer models).
September 24, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Importance of a strong lead image
The first dramatic image of what looks like a jumbo jet spewing red smoke makes the viewer want to learn more from the Pictures of the Day, Sept. 23 Photo Journal gallery from The Wall Street Journal.
September 24, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Photographers tell the stories behind Georgia flood photos
An Atlanta Journal-Constitution photo gallery showing the devastating flooding in the U.S. state of Georgia features interesting commentary by the photographers who made the pictures.
September 23, 2009 | FULL STORY 
The world's oldest man in The Frame
The Frame from The Sacramento Bee features a large-image gallery on the World's oldest man.
September 23, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Dust storm envelops Sydney
Sydney's massive dust storm has been well-covered with Melbourne's The Age featuring a multimedia gallery, Dust storm swallows Sydney, and The Big Picture from the Boston Globe adding Dust storm in Australia among the many galleries on the Internet.
September 23, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Stern online magazine features interesting sports gallery
We first discovered stern.de during the Beijing Olympics when it was apparent the editors knew how to select interesting sports moments that didn't appear in other galleries. A look at a recent sports gallery from stern.de demonstrates that they haven't lost their touch.
September 22, 2009 | FULL STORY 
The Frame features Eid al-Fitr
The Frame from The Sacramento Bee features Eid al-Fitr begins, an interesting collection of images from the Muslim celebration that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
September 21, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Pair of galleries worth a look
Photo Journal from The Wall Street Journal features a pair of fine image galleries from Sept. 18 and Sept 21.
September 21, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Canon EOS 7D on track to ship next week in U.S., Canada
The Canon EOS 7D is to be released in the U.S. and Canada beginning in seven to nine days. Lisette Ranga, a camera marketing representative at Canon USA, indicates that units of the 17.92 million image pixel digital SLR will begin to ship from Canon distribution centres to retailers in the first part of next week. Meanwhile, Canon Canada has informed its network of dealers that the camera will depart from Canon's warehouses starting on Monday, September 28.
September 21, 2009 | FULL STORY 
AP photographer recounts fatal shooting
Associated Press photographer Julie Jacobson gives a first-hand account of a marine's death in a multimedia video called Death of a Marine: A photographer's journal.
September 20, 2009 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC features another fine weekly site
The weekly MSNBC site features some of the best photography from the past week and the Sept. 10-17 image gallery is a good example.
September 18, 2009 | FULL STORY 
The Photo Journal knows good pictures
The Wall Street Journal's Photo Journal never disappoints and have put together another fine collection of images in its Sept. 17 Pictures of the Day.
September 17, 2009 | FULL STORY 
National Geographic gallery features the redwood
National Geographic features Redwoods: The Super Trees, an interesting gallery from photographer Michael Nichols.
September 16, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Reuters offers a ray of light
Reuters features Photo technique: ray of light, an interesting image gallery and the latest of the agency's ongoing features on various photo techniques.
September 16, 2009 | FULL STORY 
News shooter Jens Dresling celebrates 25 years, posts fine collection of pictures
Photographer Jens Dresling, a staffer at Denmark's Politiken, has commemorated 25 years at the newspaper by posting a slideshow of his work during that time. It's a strong collection of photographs featuring many fine news and sports photos in particular.
September 15, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Remembering September 11 in The Big Picture
The Big Picture from The Boston Globe features Remembering September 11th, a gallery of sobering images eight years later.
September 15, 2009 | FULL STORY 
X-Rite announces ColorChecker Passport
X-Rite today has unveiled the ColorChecker Passport, combining a 24-patch ColorChecker target, neutral gray target and "creative enhancement" target into a small book-style accessory. Included with ColorChecker Passport is camera calibration software for Mac and Windows to generate custom DNG profiles for use in Adobe RAW conversion workflows.
September 15, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Adobe releases Camera Raw 5.5, Photoshop Lightroom 2.5
Adobe has released Camera Raw 5.5 for Photoshop CS4 and Photoshop Lightroom 2.5. The new versions for Mac and Windows add the Nikon D300s, Nikon D3000, Olympus E-P1, Panasonic DMC-FZ35 and Panasonic DMC-GF1 to the list of cameras whose RAW files can be converted by the software. Adobe appears to have rolled in preliminary support for Canon EOS 7D CR2 files into these updates too; we're able to view and convert RAW photos captured with a beta 7D camera in both Camera Raw 5.5 and Lightroom 2.5 for Mac.
September 15, 2009 | FULL STORY 
SanDisk, Transcend and PhotoFast roll out speedy cards up to 64GB
SanDisk today has rolled out a series of CompactFlash cards featuring the fastest performance we've ever seen in card-to-computer transfers. Called Extreme Pro, the new line is capable of up to nearly 97MB/s read speeds in our testing and offers class leading write speed performance in certain cameras. Extreme Pro ships this week in 16GB, 32GB and whopping 64GB capacities. SanDisk has also announced new 8GB, 16GB and 32GB cards simply called Extreme that deliver up to about 62MB/s during card-to-computer transfers. In addition,Transcend has released new 8GB and 16GB 600X CompactFlash that are that company's fastest ever, while PhotoFast - a Taiwanese card maker that's not well known outside of Asia - is offering two series of cards, and capacities up to 64GB, with performance from its 533X Plus that trumps all others in the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and 50D. We have a rundown of the new cards from all three makers, including card reader and camera performance results.
September 14, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Production of Nikkor SLR lenses reached 50 million in August
Nikon has announced that total production of Nikkor SLR lenses reached 50 million in August. The first such lens - a Nikkor-S Auto 5cm f/2 - came to market in 1959, alongside the Nikon F camera. Five million of the 50 million Nikkor SLR lenses manufactured to date were produced in the last year.
September 11, 2009 | FULL STORY 
The Big Picture focuses on dam accident
The Big Picture from The Boston Globe features an image gallery on The Sayano-Shushenkaya dam accident which took both a human and environmental toll.
September 10, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Reuters highlights the lighter side of critters
Reuters features Animal Interruptions, a lighthearted image gallery highlighting some comical moments where animals and birds have interrupted sporting events.
September 10, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Leica announces full-frame M9 digital rangefinder plus compact X1
Leica has officially unveiled the M9, an 18.11 million image pixel digital rangefinder camera featuring a full-frame sensor developed by Kodak, as well as the X1, a compact digital camera that incorporates a 12.20 million image pixel sensor similar in size to most entry-level and midrange digital SLRs.
September 9, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Photo Journal features a fine selection of images
The Wall Street Journal's Photo Journal offers a fine selection of images in its Sept. 8 large-image gallery.
September 9, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Reuters features photographer Laszlo Balogh
Reuters features the work of one of its own in an image gallery called Portfolio of work: Laszlo Balogh.
September 8, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Gallery features image of fly fishing President
Reuters features President Barack Obama fly fishing in Montana and comedian Will Ferrell playing tennis in a Best of the week gallery.
September 6, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Gallery features assortment of odd jobs
PIXCETERA from AOL news features a gallery of people with unusual skills doing Odd Jobs.
September 6, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Reuters focuses on the magic hour
Reuters Photo Techniques features a gallery on The magic hour, the first and last hours of the day which have added to many great photographs.
September 4, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Epson to ship Stylus Pro 3880 in October
Epson has announced the Stylus Pro 3880, an inkjet photo printer featuring a 17 inch carriage and eight UltraChrome K3 inks with Vivid Magenta in a compact design. The new model, which replaces the Epson Stylus Pro 3800, will ship in October 2009 for US$1295 in the U.S. (US$1495 in a bundle that includes a RIP from ColorBurst).
September 2, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Reuters posts best images of August
Reuters features Pictures of the month: August, a gallery of the agency's best images over the last month from its photographers spread around the globe.
September 2, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Additional photos, video clips added to Canon EOS 7D first look
We've added more full-resolution photos, as well as video clips, to our first look at the Canon EOS 7D.
September 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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