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October 2003 News  
4GB Microdrive added to CF Database
Benchmark data for the Hitachi 4GB Microdrive has been added to the following sections of the CompactFlash Performance Database on this site: Canon EOS 10D Canon EOS Digital Rebel/300D Canon EOS-1Ds Kodak DCS Pro 14n Nikon D100 Card-to-Computer...
October 31, 2003 | FULL STORY 
Performance testing the 4GB Microdrive
We've put a production-level Hitachi 4GB Microdrive through its paces, testing its performance in 5 digital SLR cameras and two card readers on both PC and Mac. This article details the results.
October 31, 2003 | FULL STORY 
OS X 10.3 and certain FireWire drives incompatible
Mac users, take note: if you own an external FireWire 800 hard drive built around the Oxford 922 FireWire bridge component, connecting it to a computer running OS X 10.3 may result in severe data loss on the external drive. The solution is to upgrade the firmware in the drive from 1.02...
October 31, 2003 | FULL STORY 
MediaPro for Mac updated to v2.0.1
iView MediaPro for Mac has been updated to v2.0.1....
October 30, 2003 | FULL STORY 
Monaco unveils MonacoOPTIX XR, XR PRO
Monaco today announced two new versions of its OPTIX monitor calibration package. Both appear to be based around a new-design colorimeter that is compatible with both CRT and LCD displays; they differ only in software features and price.
October 30, 2003 | FULL STORY 
4GB Microdrive now shipping to retailers
The Hitachi 4GB Microdrive, announced earlier this year and originally slated to ship to retail stores in November 2003, is beginning to emerge on store shelves a bit ahead of schedule this week in the US.
October 30, 2003 | FULL STORY 
Image Rescue 2.0 coming in November
Lexar will release Image Rescue 2.0, a significant update to its photo recovery application, in November.
October 30, 2003 | FULL STORY 
Lexar announces FireWire, USB 2.0 card readers
Lexar this morning announced two new CompactFlash cards readers, one designed to connect to a FireWire 400 port, the other, USB 2.0.
October 30, 2003 | FULL STORY 
DCS File Format Module updated to v3.2.0
Kodak DCS File Format Module for Mac and Windows has been updated to v3.2.0....
October 30, 2003 | FULL STORY 
Photo Desk updated to v3.2
Kodak Photo Desk for Mac and Windows has been updated to v3.2....
October 30, 2003 | FULL STORY 
Photo Mechanic for Windows updated to v4.0.8.1
 Camera Bits Photo Mechanic for Windows has been updated to v4.0.8.1....
October 30, 2003 | FULL STORY 
Kodak posts firmware 4.4.3 for the DCS Pro 14n
Kodak has posted firmware version 4.4.3 for the Kodak DCS Pro 14n....
October 30, 2003 | FULL STORY 
Photoshop CS now shipping
 Adobe this week announced that Photoshop CS for Mac OS X and Windows 2000/XP is now available. The new version of Adobe's flagship image editor is available as an upgrade to a previous Photoshop version, a full version (no previous Photoshop release required) or as part of one of two Creative Suite bundles with other...
October 28, 2003 | FULL STORY 
Sigma announces SD10 digital SLR
Sigma has announced the follow-on to the SD9, a digital SLR camera best known for its use of the innovative Foveon X3 image sensor. Called the SD10, the new camera sports a revamped version of the X3 that utilizes microlenses to achieve improved sensitivity and more. It is expected to...
October 26, 2003 | FULL STORY 
Site has moved to a new server
To better handle this web site's ever-growing traffic, as well as solve some serious performance problems in the forums, we've begun the process of migrating to a powerful new server. We'll endeavor to keep site downtime to a minimum; thanks for your patience during the transition.
October 26, 2003 | FULL STORY 
CompactFlash Reader Roundup updated
The CompactFlash Reader Roundup, a report we published back in May 2003, has been updated.
October 26, 2003 | FULL STORY 
PDN looks at People magazine cover manipulation
An article on the Photo District News web site examines People magazine's digital manipulation of the October 27, 2003 issue's cover photo....
October 23, 2003 | FULL STORY 
Canon releases EOS Digital Rebel/300D firmware update
Canon has released a v1.1.1 firmware update for the EOS Digital Rebel/300D. The new version improves the reliability of communications via USB to the camera, says a notice on Canon's web site: It increases the reliability of RemoteCapture application when the camera is used. It increases the reliability of operations when used on...
October 23, 2003 | FULL STORY 
D2H to ship in Japan in late November
An announcement on the Japanese-language version of the Nikon Imaging site indicates that the Nikon D2H's ship date has been pushed back to late November 2003. Nikon representatives outside of Japan have told us that the announcement pertains to the Japanese domestic market only (the announcement itself doesn't specify a region) and that certain other world regions will be shipping D2H bodies prior to late November.
October 22, 2003 | FULL STORY 
FTP server software to streamline WT-1 transmissions
A new program for Windows promises to streamline the transmission of photos from Nikon's upcoming WT-1 wireless transmitter for the D2H.
October 14, 2003 | FULL STORY 
CompactFlash Performance Database updated
The CompactFlash Performance Database has been updated to include two new cameras, the Canon EOS Digital Rebel/300D and the Pentax * ist D.
October 14, 2003 | FULL STORY 
Canon Canada to drop EOS-1D price
The street price of the Canon EOS-1D in Canada is expected to drop significantly this week.
October 13, 2003 | FULL STORY 
Delkin releases FireWire, CardBus readers
Delkin is now shipping two new CompactFlash reader products aimed at the professional digital photographer, the FireWire Reader-24 and CardBus 32 Adapter. This article looks at what we found when we tested the two products with a range of CompactFlash cards across both Mac and PC platforms.
October 13, 2003 | FULL STORY 
EOS-1D price drops in the US
Canon USA this week has dropped the price of the EOS-1D.
October 3, 2003 | FULL STORY 
Ethical editing in the digital age
The Poynter Institute's Kenny Irby reports on a suspended photographer's discussion of ethics and his call for clear standards for publication....
October 2, 2003 | FULL STORY 
Nikon Capture 3.5.2 updaters posted
Nikon USA and Nikon Europe have posted updaters that bring Capture to v3.5.2.
October 1, 2003 | 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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