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August 2000 News  
FireWire 2.5 for Mac posted
Apple today posted FireWire 2.5, an updated collection of FireWire extensions for OS 9, FireWire-capable Macs. This is the same version of FireWire support that has been shipping with certain Macs for at least a month.
August 29, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Nikon announces Silent Wave 300mm f4
Nikon today announced the AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED, a lighter, less-costly alternative to a 300mm f2.8 that should offer similar autofocus speed and image quality.
August 28, 2000 | FULL STORY 
IBM 1GB Microdrive - first look
It's a hoot to stick a CompactFlash card into Nikon's D1, check the frame counter and see 746 frames remaining. With IBM's 1GB Microdrive, slated to ship in September, 746 frames is the number of JPEG Fine files the camera will initially estimate it can hold, though it will typically not fill up until about 1000 photos have been shot.
August 28, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Photoshop 6 to ship in "late September"
Adobe announced today that Photoshop 6, the latest upgrade to its powerhouse imaging application, will ship in "late September" at an upgrade price of US$199 for registered users of previous versions of Photoshop in the US or Canada, or US$609 for new purchasers. The program may be pre-ordered from Adobe's web site
August 28, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Digital Photography Review updates EOS D30 report
The EOS D30 report on Digital Photography Review has been updated to include 26 sample images shot with a pre-production camera, an overview (with screenshots) of the camera's included software, and many additional photos of the menus on the D30's LCD monitor.
August 27, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Kodak to announce US$1300 film scanner at Seybold
Kodak this week will announce the RFS 3600, a 35mm film scanner that features 3600 dpi maximum resolution, a dynamic range of 3.6, batch scanning capability and a list price of US$1300.
August 27, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Kodak expands list of phones compatible with camera transmit function
Kodak has expanded the list of phones capable of transmitting photos from certain DCS cameras, including the DCS 520, DCS 620 and DCS 620x. Among the newly-added phones is the popular Nokia 7110, a GSM phone available in Europe and Asia.
August 27, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Kodak drops DCS 560 and DCS 660 list price
Kodak last week dropped the list price of the 6 megapixel DCS 560 and DCS 660 cameras from US$24,995 to US$15,995.
August 27, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Canon announces 420EX
If you don't need the power of a 550EX for every strobe in a multiple strobe setup, and you're addicted to Canon's wireless flash triggering system, the Speedlite 420EX, announced yesterday, may be for you.
August 24, 2000 | FULL STORY 
High ISO DCS 620x and D1 sample photos posted
(This article has been pulled from robgalbraith.com. The D1 sample photos it contained were shot with two D1 cameras afflicted with the diagonal pattern noise problem described here.)...
August 23, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Fuji announces availability of S1 Pro in US
Fuji yesterday announced the availability of the FinePix S1 Pro digital camera on US shores. A Fuji press release pegs the street price of the camera at under US$4000.
August 23, 2000 | FULL STORY 
For the D1, it's a jungle out there
A total of 12 Nikon D1's, 28 EN-4 batteries, about 120 Lexar Media 160MB cards, 4 Powerbook G3 laptops and 4 VST 25GB FireWire hard drives are currently in the Malaysian rainforest, being used to shoot, edit and store photos of this year's installment of Eco-Challenge Sabah 2000, a grueling, team-based expedition race that got underway yesterday afternoon.
August 21, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Bibble 1.99a restores "Old CC Method" of colour correction
Bibble v1.99a for Windows cleans up some program errors resulting from the heady list of new features introduced in v1.99. Changes, according to author Eric Hyman, include:
August 20, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Bibble 1.99 for Windows adds FireWire support and more
Bibble v1.99 for Windows, posted early this morning, is the most significant advance in Eric Hyman's program for browsing, editing and batch processing the D1's .NEF RAW file format since v1.0 was released less than two months ago. Changes include basic FireWire support, batch processing of all image editing functions, background batch processing, numerous file renaming options, and even support for more than one batch processing sequence at a time on multiprocessor PC's.
August 19, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Lowepro introduces Pacsafe laptop theft deterrent
The Travel Safe 200, distributed by Lowepro for Pacsafe, is designed to make it significantly more difficult for a thief to make off with a stored Powerbook G3-size laptop.
August 19, 2000 | FULL STORY 
CardShark is now DiskShark
The name of the card management system CardShark (profiled on this site July 3) has changed to DiskShark.
August 18, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Bert Hanashiro on the Canon EOS D30
USA Today staffer Bert Hanashiro, a veteran digital photojournalist and daily DCS 520 shooter, spent some quality time earlier this week with a pre-production Canon EOS D30 at the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles.
August 17, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Digital Photojournalism Forums reach 500 registered members
The Digital Photojournalism Forums at this site surpassed the 500 registered member mark today. If you'd like to ask and answer questions posed by colleagues in the news photography business, register here.
August 17, 2000 | FULL STORY 
D1 LCD cap and hood coming from Hoodman
Hoodman, maker of glare reduction hoods including the E2000 for laptops, is turning its attention to the Nikon D1. Next month, the company is planning to introduce two products for Nikon's flagship digital SLR:
August 17, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Nikon Canada offers D1 service agreement
Canadian photojournalist Nick Didlick notes that Nikon Canada is now offering a service agreement for D1 owners, extending the warranty period on the camera for up to a total of three years, and at a price that should make it easy to swallow for both individual and newspaper purchasers of the camera.
August 16, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Photo Mechanic 2.0r8 adds card ingest
Dennis Walker continues to add must-have features to Photo Mechanic Lite and Pro for Mac; in v2.0r8, which Sam Wolfe notes was released yesterday, workflows that include lots of copying of files get a break with the new Ingest Disk function. That's because Ingest Disk is designed to streamline and accelerate the process of copying images and sound files from one or more mounted camera cards to an internal hard drive or server. While Ingest Disk is still a work in progress, it already includes the following capabilities:
August 16, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Lexar Media goes public Tuesday
Lexar Media, maker of camera storage cards, is slated to go public tomorrow, August 15th. The share price was set today at US$8, with 6.5 million shares of common stock to go on sale at that price. The stock will trade on NASDAQ as LEXR....
August 14, 2000 | FULL STORY 
AFP uses wireless Ethernet for convention coverage
Dave Keiser notes that Apple recently posted a feature on Agence France-Presse's use of Airport, Apple's version of wireless Ethernet, to move photos from the floor of the Republican convention. Bob Pearson, AFP's chief photographer for North America, is interviewed about how the wire service handled the transmission of DCS 520, D2000 and D1 photos during last week's selection of George W. Bush as the Republican candidate for US president.
August 11, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Nikon announces D1 battery charger for car
George Laing notes that Nikon has announced a DC-powered charger for the D1, F100 and E3/E3s battery packs.
August 10, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Reader tips: from "cleaning" cards to diffusing flash
I receive a steady diet of email tips from digital photojournalists who have come up with solutions to digital photography problems, or who are excited about new and future products. The messages range from the useful - where to locate FireWire extension cables - to the humourous - how one Norwegian photographer accidentally washed his Flash RAM card. Here's a sampling of some recent missives:
August 10, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Camera Muzzle keeps it quiet
The Camera Muzzle means never having to say you're sorry.
August 8, 2000 | FULL STORY 
The Web awash in D30 and S1 Pro photos
Canon late last week took the wraps off their upcoming EOS D30 for Japanese reviewers, leading to a veritable feast of pre-production D30 full-resolution photos appearing on Japanese language web sites over the weekend. If S1 Pro photos are what you crave instead, Texan John Cowley has posted several frames from Fuji's digital SLR. Fire up your high-speed Internet connection, because here's a rundown of what's available for viewing and downloading:
August 7, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Photo transmission from Kodak cameras nearing release
If you downloaded firmware v3.2.3 recently, you already have one of the six items needed to transmit photos directly from your Kodak/Canon pro camera. Built into the latest revision of firmware for Kodak/Canon pro cameras is the programming stuff required for image transmission via a landline, GSM or CDMA digital mobile phone.
August 5, 2000 | FULL STORY 
Lightware Digital Backpack nearing release
Bert Hanashiro, editor of Sports Shooter, has arranged for readers of his email/web newsletter to purchase the Lightware Digital Backpack for US$275 plus shipping direct from the company.
August 4, 2000 | FULL STORY 
MacBibble 0.999 posted
You can't get much closer to v1.0 than 0.999.
August 3, 2000 | FULL STORY 
New digital photojournalism forums added
By popular demand, two new topic areas have been added to the Digital Photojournalism Forums at robgalbraith.com.
August 1, 2000 | 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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