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July 2008 News  
Swimmers get ready for Beijing
Reuters has posted a slideshow of Olympic swimmers preparing for the Beijiing 2008 Olympics called Diving into Beijing.
July 31, 2008 | FULL STORY 
EOS-1D Mark III AF article update coming later today or tomorrow
An update to our ongoing analysis of EOS-1D Mark III autofocus, one that talks about its AF with firmware v1.2.3 installed, is coming either later today or, at the latest, tomorrow. Work on the update is complete, but we're waiting for permission to publish pictures from a couple of recent corporate assignments, pictures that illustrate pretty well certain characteristics of the camera's autofocus performance, and that of its high-resolution sibling, the EOS-1Ds Mark III. We won't wait beyond the end of the day tomorrow (August 1, 2008 in North America), however.
July 31, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Nikon D3 Buffer Memory Expansion Service now available in some countries
Nikon has announced a service modification for the D3 that more than doubles the number of frames that can be shot in a single burst. The number of FX Format 14-bit Lossless Compressed NEFs, for example, jumps from 16 to 36, and most other file format options see a similar increase. Nikon USA, locales in Europe and perhaps other regions too are already accepting customer cameras for the modification.*UPDATED*
July 31, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.0 now available
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.0 for Mac and Windows is now out of beta and available in its final form. The new release of Adobe's pro photo management and RAW conversion software adds dual monitor support, a refined interface, localized corrections and more.
July 28, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Canon's The Press Photographer's Year 2008 posted
The Canon Professional Network features winning images from the best press photography taken for and published by the UK media during 2007 in The Press Photographer's Year 2008.
July 28, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Slideshow demonstrates China's oil demands
The washingtonpost.com features an interesting slideshow demonstrating China's increasing demand for oil.
July 28, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Creative juices flowing in Tour de France slideshow
Photographers had their creative juices flowing in this Reuters collection of 34 outstanding cycling and cycling-related images called the Tour de France photographie.
July 25, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Visions of Earth a fine photo gallery
National Geographic is featuring a very nice collection of images from around the world in a gallery called Visions of Earth 2008.
July 25, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Reuters blog explores the lovely game of cricket
In a Reuters blog, photographer Andy Clark, who has traveled to the West Indies for 15 years now, tells us what it's like to cover "Cricket, lovely cricket..."
July 23, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Guardian photo gallery high on adventure
The Guardian captures the spirit of adventure with an interesting photo gallery in its travel section called Portraits of adventure.
July 23, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Photo gallery features Bolivia's beauty
National Geographic photographer George Steinmetz captured the beauty of Bolivia in this photo gallery called The Altiplano and Bolivia's New Order.
July 21, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Embedded photographer asked to leave
Photo District News' pdnonline features a story and slideshow on embedded freelance war photojournalist Zoriah Miller, who was covering the war in Iraq, then asked to leave after publishing photos of dead U.S. Marines in his blog.
July 18, 2008 | FULL STORY 
National Geographic features photography from the Kingman Reef
National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry produced a fine batch of images to go with a story on the Kingman Reef.
July 16, 2008 | FULL STORY 
The Great Outdoors 2008 Gallery posted
Photo District News and National Geographic Traveler have teamed up to produce The Great Outdoors 2008 Gallery.
July 14, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Phase One to ship 60.48 million image pixel system later this year
Coming quickly on the heels of Hasselblad's 50MP H3DII-50 announcement, Phase One has today revealed that their upcoming P65+ digital back and P65+ camera will feature a 53.9mm x 40.4mm sensor manufactured by Dalsa that will produce 60.48 million image pixel photos at full resolution. P65+ products are to ship in the fourth quarter of 2008.
July 14, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Ben Long releases Photoshop Action Pack v3.7
Version 3.7 of Photoshop Action Pack, a set of free (donations accepted) Automator Actions for Mac OS X 10.4 and later that enable the creation of Automator workflows for Photoshop CS3, is now available. The release adds two new Actions, one to change a layer's blending mode, another to copy IPTC metadata into Spotlight comments, and refines several others. Photoshop Action Pack 3.7 is comprised of 90 Automator Actions in all.
July 13, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Drobo with FireWire 800, faster USB 2.0 now available
Data Robotics has announced the immediate availability of a new version of its Drobo storage device featuring twin FireWire 800 ports, promised faster USB 2.0, an upgraded internal processor, quieter, cooler operation and revised firmware.
July 8, 2008 | FULL STORY 
EOS-1D Mark III AF article update coming later this month
An update to our ongoing analysis of Canon EOS-1D Mark III autofocus, one that talks about the camera's AF performance with the latest firmware installed, is coming later in July. Work on this update is ongoing, but we can't commit to an exact publication date just yet. It will cover both the EOS-1D Mark III and its higher-resolution sibling the EOS-1Ds Mark III.
July 8, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Video presentations posted featuring Steve McCurry, Antonin Kratochvil and more
Videos of Steve McCurry, Antonin Kratochvil, Vanessa Winship and others, recorded during their lectures at last month's Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism in Hannover, Germany, are now online.
July 8, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Extreme weather shooter Jim Reed among those featured on Nikon D700 site
Jim Reed, a Wichita, Kansas-based photographer specializing in the shooting of extreme weather, is among a small group featured in the D700 section of the Nikon Imaging global website.
July 8, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Canon USA sets price, ship date on Speedlite 430EX II, EOS Rebel XS
Canon USA this morning has set out prices and release dates for the Speedlite 430EX II flash and EOS Rebel XS digital SLR.
July 8, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Color Efex Pro 3.0 for Capture NX 2 now shipping
Nik today has released Color Efex Pro 3.0 for Capture NX 2, its photographic filter effects set for the newest version of Nikon's image editing and RAW conversion application.
July 7, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Hasselblad to ship 50MP H3DII-50 in October
Hasselblad has announced that this fall they will ship a version of the H3DII that produces 50.14 million image pixel photos from its new, Kodak-designed 36.8x49.1 mm, 6.0μm pixel pitch CCD sensor. Dubbed the H3DII-50, the medium format digital system features a standard ISO range of 50-400 and a shooting rate of 1.1 fps.
July 7, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Automatic triggering device for wildlife photography discussed
NatureScapes.Net has recently published two interesting articles on the use of the Phototrap automatic triggering device and flash to photograph certain types of wildlife.
July 4, 2008 | FULL STORY 
PTLens now available for Lightroom, Aperture and more
PTLens has recently come available as an external editor plug-in for Lightroom on both Mac and Windows as well as an image editing plug-in for Aperture on the Mac. The venerable software for correcting various types of optical distortions also ships as a Photoshop plug-in and a standalone application on both platforms.
July 4, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Reuters posts best of June
Reuters has posted a gallery of its best images from around the world for the month of June.
July 4, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Euro 2008 final game well documented
News agencies were generous in their photo coverage of Euro 2008 and several slideshows have surfaced including this one from msn Fox Sports, another from the New York Times and a more fan-orientated collection of images from Spiegel Online International.
July 2, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Sports Shooter's winning images announced for May
Sports Shooter's monthly clip contest for May has produced some strong images available for viewing in this slideshow.
July 2, 2008 | FULL STORY 
Nikon releases firmware updates for D3, D300
Nikon has posted firmware updates for both the D3 and D300.
July 1, 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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