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November 2004 News  
Photojournalist Kristen Ashburn featured at PDNEDU
The online magazine PDNEDU is featuring a portfolio of the work of photojournalist Kristen Ashburn. The pictures are from Ashburn's stories on the AIDS crisis in Africa as well as the Israeli/Palestinian conflict....
November 29, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Issue 9 of CPS Europe newsletter now online
Issue No. 9 of the newsletter published by Canon Professional Services Europe is now online. Articles include: A FAQ on various Canon camera technology topics, called the "Knowledge Bank", compiled by Canon USA's Chuck Westfall. Part 5 of an ongoing series on color management; this article discusses camera profiling and tests...
November 29, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Portland Oregonian: ethics of photographing illegal activities
The Portland Oregonian's public editor, Mike Arrieta-Walden, discusses the newspaper's internal decision-making process regarding its recent publication of staff photographer Rob Finch's pictures of drug use and dealing....
November 29, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Luminous Landscape: Epson R-D1 field test
Luminous Landscape has published a field report on the new Epson R-D1, the world's first digital rangefinder camera....
November 26, 2004 | FULL STORY 
NPPA: An appreciation of Henri Cartier-Bresson
The U.S. National Press Photographers Association has published a short but interesting appreciation of the career of Henri Cartier-Bresson, who died earlier this year....
November 26, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Nikon PictureProject updated to v1.1
Nikon PictureProject for Mac and Windows has been updated to v1.1....
November 24, 2004 | FULL STORY 
VII Photo Agency workshop with Nachtwey, Kratochvil, Knight
VII Photo Agency photographers James Nachtwey, Antonin Kratochvil, and Gary Knight will teach a photojournalism workshop in Cambodia in February 2005. The workshop will be based a few kilometres from the ruins of Angkor Wat, and workshop participants will produce a photo essay "in an environment rich in culture and...
November 24, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Olympus EVOLT E-300 body/lens kit price set at US$999
Olympus America has announced that the upcoming 8-megapixel EVOLT E-300 digital SLR will carry an estimated street price, in a kit with a 14-45mm f/3.5-4.5 E-system lens, of U.S. $999.99 in the U.S. In the same press release, Olympus says that the upcoming 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5 E-system lens will have an...
November 24, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Canon DPP 1.5, EVU 1.2.1 and EOS Capture 1.2 now available
Shortly after we published a story this morning indicating that Digital Photo Professional 1.5, EOS Viewer Utility 1.2.1 and EOS Capture 1.2 were to be released late tonight (North American time zones), we discovered that Canon has posted the trio of software a bit ahead of schedule. Updaters for all three applications are available now. ****Update, November 25, 2004 (9:30 AM MT): The version of the EOS Viewer Utility 1.2.1 updater for Windows for English systems on the Canon web site is now installing the English version of the software.****
November 24, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Photographer posts tone curves for EOS-1D/1Ds cameras
Photographer Larry Lueck has posted replacement tone curves for the Canon EOS-1D and EOS-1Ds cameras.The curves are meant to produce less-contrasty photos than Canon's standard tone curve in these models. Because of this, Lueck claims, his curves produce JPEG previews and image histograms on the camera LCD that more closely match the actual...
November 24, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Kodak offering $1,000 instant discount on DCS Pro SLR/c
For U.S. customers, Kodak Professional is now offering a US$1,000 instant discount on the DCS Pro SLR/c. The offer is valid on any new DCS Pro SLR/c purchased between November 15 and December 31, 2004.
November 22, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Editor and Publisher Photos of the Year winners
Back in September, Editor and Publisher announced the winners of its 5th annual newspaper Photos of the Year competition. Benjamin Krain of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette won the Grand Prize for his photographs of Afghanistan. In the second paragraph of the announcement, there is a link to a gallery of images...
November 22, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Leica Digital Modul R delayed; sample images and online chat 11/23/04
An update to the Leica Newsletter distributed today says that the Digital Modul-R, originally scheduled for December 2004 delivery, will not ship until April 2005.
November 22, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Visible Dust web site offline temporarily
Visible Dust's Fariborz Degan indicates that a dispute with their now-former web site hosting provider, combined with a snafu at their new host, has taken www.visibledust.com offline since late on November 18, 2004. Degan, the man at the helm of the Edmonton, Canada-based company that makes products for cleaning digital SLR camera image sensors, expects that their site will be back in operation and accepting orders again early in the week of November 22, 2004. ****UPDATE, 11:00 PM MT: a temporary web site, www.visibledust.ca, has been brought online.****
November 21, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Fujifilm posts 4 photos taken with FinePix S3 Pro
Fujifilm has posted 4 photos taken with the upcoming FinePix S3 Pro. The photos, some or all of which were on display in the Fujifilm pavilion at Photokina 2004 earlier this fall, have been resaved as JPEGs in Photoshop 7; the original file format isn't specified. In addition, all 4 photos lack an...
November 19, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Luminous Landscape: EOS-1Ds MKII images, field report
Michael Reichmann of the Luminous Landscape has published part 1 of a field report on the Canon EOS-1Ds MK II. The report includes comparison photos shot with the 1Ds MKII and the 16-megapixel Kodak DCS Pro Back mounted on a Contax 645 AF....
November 19, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Kodak ProPass magazine vol. 10 posted
Kodak Professional has posted volume 10 of its ProPass online magazine. Articles include: A profile of documentary style wedding photographer Dan Milnor. A piece on advertising photographer Don Dixon, who specializes in conceptual images. A discussion of print permanence and methods of testing it. A FAQ on the Kodak Professional 1400 Digital Photo Printer. ...
November 19, 2004 | FULL STORY 
DOUBLEtruck magazine showcases outstanding photojournalism
The ZUMA Press picture agency and wire service is now publishing a quarterly print magazine of photojournalism called DOUBLEtruck.The magazine's purpose is to "promote and inspire outstanding photojournalism". As the title implies, DOUBLEtruck showcases many of its photos by printing them across two pages.A one-year subscription costs US$60. ...
November 19, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Sony debuts UP-DR150, new, faster event dye-sub printer
Last month, Sony announced the UP-DR150, a new dye-sublimation printer for event photographers and photo kiosks. Sony says the printer will be the fastest in its class when it ships in December. Suggested list price in the U.S. will be US$2,595. ...
November 19, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Sports Illustrated launches picture web site
Earlier this month, Sports Illustrated magazine unveiled a web site where prospective buyers of photography can browse and search photos shot for the magazine. A pdnonline article looks at the launch of the new service....
November 18, 2004 | FULL STORY 
iView MediaPro 2.6.2 released
Version 2.6.2 of iView MediaPro for Mac and Windows adds preliminary support for the Adobe DNG RAW format, exports captions and other text data back to certain file types in XMP format (as well as IPTC) and fixes several bugs. The upgrade is free to registered users of any v2.x release. A 21 day...
November 18, 2004 | FULL STORY 
New issue of Nikon Pro magazine posted
A new issue of Nikon Pro magazine has been posted. It includes articles on the Nikon Creative Lighting System and i-TTL flash exposure control as well as brief profiles of several professional photographers. One piece by Gary Galdstone details his experiences publishing a book of his photographs titled "Passing Gas". The...
November 17, 2004 | FULL STORY 
New studio and portable power packs from Profoto
Profoto has recently added a 4800WS model to its D4 line of studio flash power packs, or "generators" as Profoto calls them. The company has also recently announced a portable, battery-powered power pack called the Pro-B2. It is apparently a 1200WS unit that can power up to two heads, and...
November 17, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Lexar adds red mylar seal to 80X second edition packaging
Lexar is rolling out a minor change to the packaging in which its Pro Series 80X CompactFlash cards are sold that will help identify the card inside as an 80X second edition.
November 15, 2004 | FULL STORY 
The Gigapxl Project
Though it has existed for several years, we just came across the Gigapxl Project, an effort by several photographers/scientists/engineers to test the limits of single-exposure detail resolution. To achieve the extreme resolutions they are aiming for, Project members have designed and built their own custom lens, and they use a...
November 15, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Infoimaging.com: shooting the Olympics with Phase One P25
Back in September Infoimaging.com published an article about freelance sports photographer George Tiedemann's coverage of the Summer Olympics with a Phase One P25 22-megapixel portable digital back. Tiedemann used the back on a Hasselblad 503CW.The article includes five of Tiedemann's photographs taken with the P25, but they are, of course, drastically downsized...
November 15, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Pixel Genius releases PhotoKit Color effects plug-in
Pixel Genius has released a Photoshop plug-in called Photokit Color. The plug-in features a range of color correction and color balancing controls, as well as numerous creative coloring effects including 14 filters designed to simulate the look of color film cross-processing techniques.The Photokit Color plug-in is compatible with Photoshop 7.0...
November 15, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Western Digital announces 40/80GB portable USB hard drives
Western Digital has announced the WD Passport USB 2.0 hard drive. It's available in 40GB and 80GB versions.The palm-sized Passport drives are bus-powered (though an optional power adapter is available), enclosed in a "shock-absorbing case", and compatible with Windows 98SE+ or Mac OS 9.2.2+ and Mac OS 10.1.5+. The drives...
November 12, 2004 | FULL STORY 
The Nine Commandments of Caption Writing
Copyeditor Bill Walsh, chief of the copy desk for the national desk of The Washington Post, has posted an essay called "The Nine Commandments of Caption Writing" to his blog, The Slot. The essay, like the excellent blog itself, is aimed at copyeditors of the real and armchair variety, but...
November 12, 2004 | FULL STORY 
SanDisk announces ruggedized CompactFlash and SD
SanDisk today announced CompactFlash and SD cards designed for military, automotive and other embedded or specialty uses that appear to be ruggedized versions of the Extreme III and Ultra II (MLC) cards the company unveiled at Photokina 2004. The industrial grade and standard grade flash memory products feature enhanced reliability...
November 11, 2004 | FULL STORY 
SanDisk Extreme III, revamped Ultra II ready to roll
At Photokina 2004, SanDisk announced a spate of flash memory products for the serious and professional digital photographer, including new Extreme III CompactFlash and SD cards, USB 2.0 card readers that support the faster transfer modes of Extreme III and a revamp of its Ultra II CompactFlash and SD cards that add higher capacities and move the entire line to multi level cell (MLC) memory from binary-type memory. This article spells out the projected release dates for the various products, based on recent information from SanDisk.
November 11, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Lexar on 80X second edition availability
Lexar this week has responded to our questions about the release of their Pro Series 80X second edition CompactFlash cards. The cards are shipping now in 512MB, 1GB, 2GB and 4GB capacities says John Omvik, Director of Pro Product Marketing at the company. And the only way to identify second edition models is by their edge stamp, which must end in A4B6.
November 11, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Sports Shooter University workshop scheduled for February 2005
The Sports Shooter web site will hold its first-ever hands-on sports photography workshop from February 16-20, 2005 in Southern California. The faculty will include L.A. Times photographer Wally Skalij, freelancers Dave Black and Matt Brown, and USA Today's Robert Hanashiro, with others possibly to be announced later. The fee is...
November 11, 2004 | FULL STORY 
MyPublisher debuts 12x16-inch print-your-own photo book
MyPublisher, a company that offers an online photo book printing service, has announced a 12x16-inch Deluxe photo book product. To use MyPublisher's service, you layout your book using the company's fairly rudimentary (i.e. not on the same continent as Quark) desktop software application (Windows 98+ only) and upload the resulting...
November 11, 2004 | FULL STORY 
OptikVerve offers free photographic styles plug-in for Photoshop
OptikVerve Labs has posted a free plug-in, known as Virtual Photographer, for Photoshop on Windows. The plug-in has a range of functions to simulate the color, contrast, and grain of film, both color and black and white.It's a free download and works with applications that support Photoshop plug-ins on Windows 98 or higher....
November 11, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II to ship next week in USA
The EOS-1Ds Mark II is slated to begin shipping from Canon USA's distribution system to dealers starting on November 15, 2004, says Canon USA's Chuck Westfall. In addition, Canon plans to post for download Digital Photo Professional 1.5, EOS Viewer Utility 1.2.1 and EOS Capture 1.2 for Windows and Mac sometime during the same week.
November 11, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Iomega announces 3.5-ounce, USB bus-powered ext. hard drive
Iomega has announced the USB 2.0 Mini Hard Drive, a portable external hard drive that weighs only 3.5 ounces. The Mini Hard Drive draws power from a USB bus only.It's available now in 20GB and 40GB capacities for U.S. suggested retail prices of US$179 and US$279, respectively....
November 10, 2004 | FULL STORY 
November issue of Digital Journalist posted
The November issue of The Digital Journalist has been posted. Articles include: Dispatches from photographers covering the baseball World Series, as well as the Bush, Cheney, and Kerry campaigns. A piece on photojournalist Chris Rainier's upcoming book "Ancient Marks", the result of a seven-year project documenting the practices of tattooing and...
November 10, 2004 | FULL STORY 
D2H WiFi to near real-time web gallery at kiteboarding final
Photographer Antoine Rose, on assignment at the Kiteboarding World Cup Final in New Caledonia, is using a WT-1 WiFi transmitter on his Nikon D2H to post pictures on a web gallery within a minute or two of capture.Rose explains his setup, including details on his long range WiFi access point...
November 5, 2004 | FULL STORY 
DOP: Weibetech external disk drive bay for backup
Digital Outback Photo has published a short description of the Wiebetech external disk drive bays that they use for backing up their image database. The Wiebetech bays require only a single power cord and FireWire connection, but they hold two or four hard drives and the individual drives are swappable....
November 4, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Script automates Adobe Camera Raw calibration
Photographer and apparent Javascript programmer Thomas Fors has posted a beta Photoshop script, known as ACR-Calibrator.js, that automates the task of calibrating Adobe Camera Raw 2.3 for your particular camera. It works thusly: you photograph a Macbeth Color Checker in RAW format and then run ACR-Calibrator on the file. The script automatically determines...
November 4, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Neat Image plug-in v2 for Mac released
ABSoft has released Neat Image v2 Pro plug-in/Mac, a version of the company's noise reduction program in the form of a plug-in for Photoshop CS on Mac OS X. A feature-limited demo version is available for free download, and a fully licensed edition costs US$39.90.  ...
November 3, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Rick Rickman is NikonNet's Nov. Legend Behind the Lens
"Unclassifiable" photographer Rick Rickman is profiled in NikonNet's Legend Behind the Lens feature for November....
November 2, 2004 | FULL STORY 
FixerLabs releases SizeFixer SLR
FixerLabs has released a program called SizeFixer SLR, which the company says can scale an image's size up as much as 400% without loss of sharpness. SizeFixer is currently available for Windows XP only but a Mac OS X version is promised "shortly". The application is delivered on CD and...
November 2, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Formac debuts Gallery Xtreme LCD displays
Formac has announced two new LCD displays, dubbed Gallery Xtreme, which the company claims can be accurately calibrated for color-critical applications. The Gallery Xtreme 1900 has a 19-inch screen and a native resolution of 1280 x 1024. The Gallery Xtreme 2010 has a 20-inch screen and a resolution of 1600...
November 2, 2004 | FULL STORY 
CompactFlash Performance Database updated
The first round of additions to the CompactFlash Performance Database slated for this week are now live. Complete test results for the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II are up: Lexar 1GB and 2GB 80X second edition CF, SanDisk Extreme III 1GB and 2GB CF, SanDisk Ultra II 4GB and SanDisk Extreme III 1GB SD are among the more than 50 memory cards run through Canon's high-resolution digital SLR. This same batch of new Lexar and SanDisk CompactFlash cards has also been tested in the Canon EOS 20D and in our benchmark card reader for the card-to-computer transfer rate section.
November 2, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Lexar 80X second edition: what a difference a weekend makes
Lexar appears to have been shipping both the 1GB and 2GB 80X second edition CompactFlash cards for some time. This we've been able to determine from extensive email correspondence and a little sleuthing over the weekend. If you've been waiting for the second edition 80X cards to hit store shelves, or you want to determine if what you own now is first edition or second edition, this article lays out all we know on the topic. UPDATE, NOVEMBER 4: We've recently added additional details to this article about Lexar's informal first edition/second edition card exchange program and the apparent availability of second edition 4GB 80X CompactFlash cards as well.
November 1, 2004 | FULL STORY 
Kodak Pro Color Management Check-Up Kit
A U.K. company called Colour Confidence, apparently in conjunction with Kodak Professional, has developed the Kodak Professional Color Management Check-Up Kit. It's designed to provide an easy way to check the accuracy of your monitor and printer color calibration and profiling.The kit consists of a set of 7 digital test...
November 1, 2004 | 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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