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October 2006 News  
Quantum introduces Canon and Nikon wireless-compatible strobe system
Quantum is poised to ship a new version of its Qflash that can be controlled and triggered by a wireless-capable Canon Speedlite such as the 580EX, a Nikon Speedlight like the SB-800, the built-in Commander mode of certain Nikon digital SLR cameras or wireless sender units from either company.
October 27, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Canon, Nikon, Olympus present rosy financial picture
Three of the biggest Japanese camera makers this week have reported earnings or earnings forecasts, and the picture is rosy. Canon, Nikon and Olympus are all showing strong financial performance on the back of brisk digital camera sales, a favourable exchange rate for the yen and other factors.
October 27, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Sites we like: MediaStorm
In an age of more photo galleries taking the form of slideshows accompanied by music, words and the sounds around us, one of the sites we like to visit often is MediaStorm.
October 25, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Photographer Adam Tow updates utilities for Apple Aperture
Photographer Adam Tow has updated his Annoture metadata synching utility for Apple Aperture and iView MediaPro to v1.0.1. He has also released a second utlity for Aperture, called Timeature, that enables editing of the Image Date entry in a picture's database record. Both utilties are for the Mac only.
October 25, 2006 | FULL STORY 
iView MediaPro creators discuss Microsoft purchase
A video interview with the development team behind iView MediaPro looks at the future of the image cataloging program now that the company has been purchased by Microsoft.
October 24, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Canon releases firmware v1.0.5 for EOS 30D
Firmware v1.0.5 for the EOS 30D, released by Canon today, adds a new paper option when printing direct from the camera and fixes a bug related to the number of frames the camera indicates can be shot in a burst.
October 24, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Core 2 Duo processor comes to MacBook Pro models
Apple this morning has introduced the Core 2 Duo to its line of MacBook Pro laptops. Both the 15-inch and 17-inch models come with Intel's latest dual-core mobile processor, at speeds up to 2.33GHz, for an improvement of 25% in Aperture benchmark performance says the company.
October 24, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Kodak giving away film to U.S. photographers
Kodak is giving out four rolls of its newest films to 20,000 photographers in the U.S.
October 24, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Digital Outback Photo looks at high dynamic range imaging
Digital Outback Photo has published two interesting articles recently on the creation of high dynamic range (HDR) photographs.
October 23, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Making the case for optical filters in the age of digital
In Nature Photographers Online Magazine, photographer Darwin Wiggett makes the case for three optical filters that he believes landscape and nature photographers should be using to improve their outdoor images, even when they're shooting digital: neutral density, polarizer and gold-n-blue polarizer.
October 20, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Photographing the parks of Paris
Included among the October 2006 features on the National Geographic website is a nice collection of pictures on Paris Parks by photojournalist Amy Toensing.
October 20, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Trigger multiple Canon cameras simultaneously with DSLR Remote Pro v1.3
Breeze Systems has released an update to its tethered shooting application DSLR Remote Pro that enables certain Canon digital SLR cameras to be controlled simultaneously. Version 1.3 of the Windows-only program will trigger both the EOS 30D and EOS Digital Rebel XTi/400D at the same time over separate USB cable connections to the computer.
October 20, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Adobe releases Photoshop Lightroom Beta 4.1
Adobe has released Photoshop Lightroom Beta 4.1 for Windows and Mac, a bug fix update for the company's evolving pro image management and RAW conversion application.
October 19, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Interview with Nikon Europe manager discusses digital SLR development
The Slovenian website e-FotoGrafija has published an interesting interview with a Nikon Europe manager involved in product planning. The interview touches on the development of digital SLRs, market share and Nikon's position on full frame (35mm size) sensors.
October 19, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Sites we like: MSNBC's The Week in Pictures
Although there are numerous news photo galleries - many of them good - on the Internet, one that we consistently enjoy is MSNBC's The Week in Pictures.
October 19, 2006 | FULL STORY 
8.6 gigapixel stitched photograph of Italian fresco revealed
HAL9000, an Italian group that specializes in art restoration, preservation and high-resolution art photography, has posted an 8.6 gigapixel stitched image of a 35-foot-wide fresco. The 1145 frames that went into producing the final image were shot with a Nikon D2X and Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED AF VR.
October 19, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Photographing the Amish in Pennsylvania
In the wake of the recent tragedy at an Amish school in Pennsylvania, Liz Cox Barrett of the Columbia Journalism Review's CJRDAILY reports on how photographers from various news organizations photographed the Amish, a group whose beliefs prohibit them from having their picture taken.
October 17, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Photojournalist describes airport security woes
In his latest weblog on airport security, photojournalist Matt Brandon describes his problems with carry-on luggage when flying from India to Seattle via Heathrow airport in London.
October 16, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Photographer publishes guide to Nikon Capture NX
Photographer Jason P. Odell has written The Photographer's Guide to Capture NX, an eBook on Nikon's newest RAW conversion and image editing application.
October 11, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Artist develops online comic strip for photographers
Artist Aaron Johnson, who bills himself as "40% photographer, 60% Photoshopper," has developed a Dilbert-style comic strip with a photography focus. Called What the Duck, the first strip was posted in July 2006 and follows the exploits of, well, picture-taking ducks.
October 11, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Soundslides and the rise of the audio slideshow
A simple program called Soundslides is helping usher in a new era of audio slideshows at newspapers.
October 10, 2006 | FULL STORY 
iView MediaPro 3.1.2 released
iView MediaPro for Windows and Mac has been updated to v3.1.2. The new release of the popular photo cataloging application introduces no new major features and instead focuses on implementing small functionality tweaks and bug fixes.
October 10, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Adobe posts Camera Raw 3.6 beta update
Adobe has posted Windows and Mac versions of the Camera Raw and DNG Converter 3.6 beta, the latest update to the RAW processing plug-in for Photoshop CS2 and its companion DNG converter utility. The only changes noted are support for six new cameras, including the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi/400D and Nikon D80.
October 6, 2006 | FULL STORY 
CreativePro publishes four-part photo printing how-to
CREATIVEPRO.com has published a four-part article by Ben Long on printing with desktop photo printers. The article offers tips on selecting the right printer, color management, soft proofing, and paper profiling, among other topics.
October 6, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Pentax posts sample images from K10D
Pentax Japan and Pentax U.K. have both published full-resolution JPEG sample images taken with the K10D, the company's new 10-megapixel digital SLR.
October 6, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Invoicing program for Mac released
ClickableBliss has released Billable, a program for the Mac that keeps track of billable services, then generates invoices for these services.
October 6, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Power laptops, printers in the field with Innovatronix SnapPower
Innovatronix, maker of the Tronix Explorer 1200 for powering studio strobes in the field, is expanding their lineup to include a new portable power source for laptops, printers, flat panel displays and more on location. Called the SnapPower, it's comprised of twin 12V/12Ah sealed lead-acid batteries and conversion circuitry that steps up the voltage to either 120VDC or 230VDC, depending on the model.
October 5, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Photokina 2006 wrap-up
Photokina 2006 has come to end, and as we depart Europe here's a farewell look at what caught our eye at this edition of the bi-annual trade show in Cologne.
October 4, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Photo-i interviews Henry Wilhelm
The British web site photo-i.co.uk has published an interesting two-part video interview with print permanence guru Henry Wilhelm, who talks about developments in pigment-ink-based inkjet printers over the past two to three years. Wilhelm says that these printers -- from Hewlett-Packard, Epson, and Canon -- represent a "stunning advance" in the history of color photography because they offer both unprecedented print life and the opportunity for serious and professional photographers to re-acquire the role of fine printmaker, which many had retained for black-and-white but had relinquished to commercial labs for color in the silver-halide era.
October 3, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Nikon releases new firmware for the D2X, D2Hs and D200
The promised fall firmware updates for the Nikon D2X, D2Hs and D200 are beginning to appear on Nikon servers. Changes in the D2X and D2Hs firmware bridge some of the functionality gap between these cameras and the D2Xs, while the new firmware for the D200 introduces support for image authentication as well as Wireless Transmitter WT-3/WT-3A.
October 3, 2006 | FULL STORY 
Photokina 2006 gallery
A gallery of photos from Photokina 2006, shot by Mike Sturk.
October 2, 2006 | 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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