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May 2009 News  
EOS-1D Mark III autofocus analysis updated
We've come out of EOS-1D Mark III AF testing retirement just long enough to put the camera's revised AF calibration and firmware v1.2.5 through its paces, to see if these changes add up to improved tracking performance.
May 29, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Camera Bits releases Photo Mechanic 4.6.1
Camera Bits has released Photo Mechanic 4.6.1, an update to the pro photo importer, browser and uploader for Mac and Windows. Version 4.6.1 incorporates an extensive list of feature tweaks, including to its online service uploaders, as well as bug fixes.
May 29, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Photo Journal catches the action in sports snapshots
The Wall Street Journal's large-image Photo Journal gallery features some of the top images in the sports world in Sports Snapshots - May 25.
May 29, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Nice moments caught in the spelling bee
The Washington Post features Spellers Vie to Get the Last Word, a short-but-sweet gallery of nice moments from the 82nd Scripps National Spelling Bee.
May 28, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Reuters posts galleries showing Champions League final
Reuters' coverage of the Champions League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona includes a pair of galleries which include High emotions after soccer finals and Barca reigns.
May 28, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Zacuto publishes video primer on digital SLR "double system" audio
Video camera accessory maker and reseller Zacuto has published an interesting primer on recording audio using a mobile field recorder, to accompany video captured with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II or other digital SLR.
May 28, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Reuters features the monchrome photo technique
Reuters demonstrates the photo technique of Monochrome with a slideshow of images.
May 27, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Firmware update to bring manual exposure control to Canon EOS 5D Mark II video
Canon USA has issued a notice stating that a June firmware update for the EOS 5D Mark II will enable the manual selection of ISO, shutter speed and aperture while in the camera's video mode.
May 26, 2009 | FULL STORY 
PocketWizard AC7 shield tackles RF noise problem with certain Canon Speedlites
LPA Design's upcoming PocketWizard AC7, a shield designed to squelch range-limiting RF noise emitted by certain Canon Speedlites, is nearing completion. In our testing of an early prototype with a Speedlite 580EX, MiniTT1-to-FlexTT5 wireless radio triggering range was almost four times longer than the same setup without the AC7 in place (and LPA Design indicates that shipping units will provide even greater RF noise suppression - and therefore longer range - than the one supplied to us).
May 26, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Hacked Canon EOS 5D Mark II firmware to add video mode features
An enterprising Canon EOS 5D Mark II owner claims to be nearing completion of hacked firmware that changes the behaviour of the camera's video mode. Once loaded, says Trammell Hudson, it disables the 5D Mark II's automatic audio gain function and displays an audio level meter on the rear LCD.
May 25, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Photo District News features contest winners
Photo District News features a selection of images representing various categories from international photographers in the PDN Photo Annual 2009 Winners Gallery.
May 25, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Images show the largest democratic election
The Boston Globe's The Big Picture highlights images from India's massive general election which was a month-long to completion.
May 22, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Life in London featured by Reuters
Reuters features Life in London, an image gallery from its photographers in that city.
May 22, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Adobe posts Camera Raw 5.4 release candidate
Adobe has posted a not-quite-final version of Camera Raw 5.4 for Photoshop CS4, adding conversion support for RAW files captured with the Canon EOS Rebel T1i/500D, Nikon D5000, 18 different Hasselblad models and more.
May 21, 2009 | FULL STORY 
The Big Picture highlights Victory Day in Russia
The Boston Globe's The Big Picture features Russia observes Victory Day, a large-image slideshow of images showing Russia's military might and remembrance.
May 20, 2009 | FULL STORY 
The Times visits classical dance
The New York Times features the work of James Hill with a mutilmedia presentation on Ballet at the Vaganova.
May 20, 2009 | FULL STORY 
PocketWizard MiniTT1, FlexTT5 cleared for release in Canada
The Canon versions of LPA Design's MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 wireless radio remotes have been approved for sale in Canada. Both units have been found to be compliant with Industry Canada's wireless rules, which clears the way for their release to retailers.
May 19, 2009 | FULL STORY 
The New York Times introduces Lens
The New York Times has launched a new photography, video and visual journalism blog called Lens.
May 19, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Photographer explores rural life in Iowa
MediaStorm features the work of Danny Wilcox Frazier in Driftless: Stories from Iowa, a multimedia presentation on rural life.
May 19, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Outstanding images highlight Visions of Earth gallery
Several outstanding images are featured in National Geographic's Visions of Earth gallery. On the galleries page we also liked The End of Plenty, an image gallery on the food crisis, Peter Essick's images from Finland's Northern Light and some impressive caving images from Deep Southern Caves.
May 18, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Reuters features gallery of images taken with remotes
Reuters features Photo technique: Remotes, a gallery of images taken with remote cameras.
May 18, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Canon offering free cleaning of oil spots on EOS-1D Mark III, EOS-1Ds Mark III sensor filter
Canon in the U.S. and elsewhere is advising EOS-1D Mark III and EOS-1Ds Mark III owners that large spots may appear on the low pass filter over the sensor as a result of lubricant oil splashing from the mirror mechanism. Free cleaning of cameras with either oil on the low pass filter or on the back of the main mirror is being offered by Canon USA, UK and other Canon sales organizations as well.
May 14, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Times features The Blind Wine Taster
The New York Times features The Blind Wine Taster as part of its multimedia One in 8 Million series. Harry Reininger: The All Night Accountant is also well worth a look.
May 14, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Photo Journal always good
Photo Journal, The Wall Street Journal's large-image gallery never disappoints and while all galleries are good, we especially like the May 6 selection.
May 11, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Photographer and subject meet at Kent State
The National Press Photographers Association features a story about Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer John Filo meeting Mary Vecchio at Kent State University where his dramatic image was taken 39 years ago.
May 11, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Photographer captures spectacular storm clouds
The Photo District News features Camille Seaman On Shooting Storm Clouds, a story and image gallery showing the power of nature.
May 7, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Images of spring caught in The Frame
The Frame from The Sacramento Bee features a collection of nice Images of spring.
May 7, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Great moments highlight Post's top 10 sports photos
The Washington Post features peak and other very interesting moments from the world of sports in Top 10 Sports Photos. AP photographer Chuck Burton's golf image at the end deserves special mention.
May 5, 2009 | FULL STORY 
The Big Picture features the Kentucky Derby
The Big Picture from The Boston Globe features an interesting set of images on The 2009 Kentucky Derby.
May 5, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Reuters posts the best images of April
Reuters has posted Pictures of the month: April, a 63-image gallery the best images taken by the news agency's photographers worldwide.
May 4, 2009 | FULL STORY 
Images catch car plowing into parade
Reuters has posted a series of dramatic images showing a car driving into a national Queen's Day holiday parade in the Dutch city of Apeldoorn.
May 1, 2009 | FULL STORY 
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  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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