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January 2012 News  
NPPA attorney comments on police obstruction of photographers
The war on terrorism has become the war on photography, says National Press Photographers Association general counsel Mickey Osterreicher, as quoted on the web site of the (U.S.) National Press Club. In a presentation to Press Club members, Osterreicher detailed what he says is increasing repression and obstruction of photographers, both amateur and professinal, by police in the U.S. using what he refers to as a "catch-and-release" program.
January 31, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Three-camera harness offered by Holdfast
Accessories manufacturer Holdfast has developed a harness designed to hold two or three DSLR cameras in position for immediate use. The harness is intended for wedding photographers, photojournalists, and other shooters who like to work with two or three cameras essentially simultaneously.
January 31, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Coal featured in The Big Picture
The Big Picture from The Boston Globe features an interesting gallery on Coal.
January 31, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Review: Delock Card Reader FireWire B (Nr. 91694)
Over the last year or so, the supply of FireWire-equipped CompactFlash card readers has almost completely dried up, despite the fact that, for many photographers who use Macs, FireWire is their computer's only peripheral port that's fast enough to allow for efficient offloading of pictures. That's the bad news. The good news is that a new FireWire 800 CompactFlash card reader has arrived on the scene, one that provides true FireWire 800 speeds, a compact design and excellent compatibility with all but certain older cards. Called the Delock Card Reader FireWire B (Nr. 91694), it nicely fills the opening left by the demise of all earlier FireWire readers. If you're a Mac user in particular it may carry you through until native USB 3.0 ports begin popping up on Apple's products. Read on for a rundown of our experience with the Delock reader, based on both six weeks of regular use as well as performance and compatibility testing.
January 30, 2012 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC highlights week in sports
MSNBC features a fine gallery of images in the Week in Sports Pictures.
January 30, 2012 | FULL STORY 
India's Republic Day visited
The Frame from The Sacramento Bee features India's Republic Day 2012, a colourful gallery of images showing the event commemorating the Constitution of India.
January 30, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Reader request gallery published
The Atlantic features All-Request Photos: Aurora Borealis, Blue Frogs, Spacewalks..., a gallery of images solicited from readers.
January 28, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Winter Youth Olympics in The Big Picture
The Big Picture from The Boston Globe features a nice gallery of sports images in the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games from Austria.
January 27, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Adobe posts some Lightroom 4 beta questions and answers
Adobe's Photoshop.com blog has posted a series of questions and answers about the Photoshop Lightroom 4 beta. The questions were collected from Adobe's Facebook and Twitter users.
January 26, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Dramatic light the focus in tennis gallery
While peak action and tight images of the face and ball are usually the focus of a tennis gallery, The Atlantic features an interesting gallery of dramatically-lit images on the The 2012 Australian Open.
January 26, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Q&A with enlight photo's James Madelin about ioShutter (updated)
Next month, photography accessories maker enlight photo will release ioShutter, a cable and an app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that enables these devices to fire a connected camera. The 35.4in/90cm ioShutter cable runs from the headphone jack to the camera's remote input. At launch, one cable will be available for Canon, Pentax and Hasselblad models with a 2.5mm remote port, and a second cable will support N3-socket Canons. A Nikon 10-pin cable is planned. The app is in two flavours, Lite and Pro, with the latter providing the broadest range of control for shooting time lapse sequences, Bulb exposures, sound triggered photos and more, plus the various app functions can be used individually or together. In this article, enlight photo's James Madelin answers our questions about ioShutter, focusing mainly on the features of the Pro version of the app.
January 25, 2012 | FULL STORY 
NASA releases stunning high-resolution photo of Earth from space
NASA today has released a stunning 64-megapixel photo of Earth from space. Assembled from multiple images captured earlier this month by a research satellite orbiting 512 miles (824km) away, the resulting "Blue Marble" view of our planet is similar to past such photos released by the U.S. space agency, except the resolution and detail is much higher.
January 25, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Review: Lexar 1000X blazes to 129MB/s read speed, best-in-class write speeds
Slated to begin shipping next month, Lexar Professional 1000X 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB CompactFlash cards will, based on our testing of the 32GB capacity, deliver class-leading in-camera write speeds with newer Canon and Nikon digital SLRs, as well as card-to-computer transfer rates topping out at over 129MB/s, which is far faster than any other memory card we've ever tested. If you have the need for speed, read on.
January 24, 2012 | FULL STORY 
PDN reviews Photoshop Touch and Perfect Photo Suite 6
PDNOnline has recently posted reviews of two software applications, Adobe Photoshop Touch for the Android OS and onOne's Perfect Photo Suite 6, which is available standalone or in plug-in versions for Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, and Apple Aperture.
January 24, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Possible unannounced Canon digital SLR spotted and photographed in Africa (updated)
While on a shoot in Kenya, photographer and Aperture Academy instructor Stephen Oachs came across someone taking pictures with the upcoming Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x, EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM and EOS-1D X. But that's not the only gear that caught Oachs' attention. He also spotted - and took a photo of - the same man snapping away with what looks like an as-yet-unannounced Canon digital SLR, one whose button placement and other features distinguish it from existing models.
January 23, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Canon posts series of video tutorials on portraits with Speedlites
The Canon Digital Learning Center has posted a series of video tutorials on how to use Canon Speedlites to make environmental portraits. The videos feature photographer Bruce Dorn and cover a range of off-camera and multi-flash techniques aimed at photographers of varying levels of expertise.
January 23, 2012 | FULL STORY 
TIME LightBox features police work
TIME LightBox features the documentary images of the late Leonard Freed on New York City's Police Work.
January 23, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Reuters features best of December
Reuters' Full Focus gallery features the best Images of December.
January 23, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Joe McNally posts blues guitarist video recorded with Nikon D4
Photographer Joe McNally, who shot numerous still photos with the D4 for Nikon leading up to the camera's launch earlier this month, has now posted a video he and his team recorded with the new pro digital SLR. It's of blues guitarist Little Freddie King, and features the musician playing as well as being interviewed. Says McNally: "He made for a wonderful subject for stills. But, his is a story that has heart, soul, history, legs and music. Shooting the video let us see him, and let us listen, too."
January 23, 2012 | FULL STORY 
SI gallery asks the question
Sports Illustrated features a gallery of interesting images in Did You See That?
January 21, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Globe photographers share some Kodak memories
The Globe and Mail features a nostalgic view of Kodak film from its photographers.
January 21, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Rode announces VideoMic HD with built-in recorder, audio monitoring
Billed as "the world's first digital recorder video microphone," the Rode VideoMic HD is a shotgun mic (derived from the company's well-regarded NTG3) that captures sound to a built-in audio recorder and features live sound monitoring through the included 3.5mm headphone jack, a secondary 3.5mm mic input and the option to send the audio signal through to a video camera's mic input for simultaneous audio recording by the VideoMic HD and directly into the video file.
January 20, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Eye-Fi CEO says patented technology violated by Wireless LAN SD standard
At the opening of the CES trade show last week, the SD Association announced the Wireless LAN SD standard, an add-on to the specification for SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards that provides a framework for incorporating Wi-Fi features. Eye-Fi, which has been making SD and SDHC cards with embedded Wi-Fi for several years, subsequently told us that the SD Association's move was premature and hinted at the possibility of a legal response. Now, Eye-Fi CEO Yuval Koren has issued a more detailed statement, one that echos the company's original position: that the new standard runs afoul of Eye-Fi's patents.
January 20, 2012 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC gallery runs fowl
MSNBC features The Week in Pictures, a gallery of fine images as always from this source.
January 20, 2012 | FULL STORY 
LPA Design, Phottix settle patent infringement lawsuit related to Atlas transceiver (updated)
A patent infringement lawsuit brought by LPA Design, maker of PocketWizard wireless radio remotes, against photographic accessories maker Phottix (and parent company Eternal Fortune), has been settled and dismissed, says LPA Design CEO and President Tim Neiley.
January 19, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Scenes from India In Focus
The Atlantic's In Focus features an interesting and colourful gallery on Scenes From India.
January 19, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Kodak files for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
Kodak has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S., it was announced last night. The storied photography company "believes that it has sufficient liquidity to operate its business during chapter 11, and to continue the flow of goods and services to its customers in the ordinary course," says a press release. Kodak expects to complete its restructuring and emerge from bankruptcy protection in 2013.
January 19, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Canon EOS lens to Sony NEX camera "smart" adapter announced
A Canadian company called Conurus has announced what it is calling a joint venture with another company, Metabones, to manufacture and market a Canon EOS lens to Sony NEX camera adapter. The adapter will support aperture control from the camera as well as image stabilization in IS lenses, but autofocus does not function.
January 18, 2012 | FULL STORY 
National Geographic galleries always of interest
A pair of National Geographic galleries highlight a number of recent additions to the site: The Calm Before the Wave and Kazakhstan's Tomorrowland.
January 18, 2012 | FULL STORY 
NYT LENS: Love finds a way
LENS, The New York Times photo blog, features a story and image gallery on Grey Villet's Life magazine assignment about an interracial couple back in 1965.
January 18, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Animals in the news featured by Atlantic gallery
The Atlantic features an interesting gallery on Animals in the News.
January 17, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Adweek: Corey Rich's Nikon D4 video
Adweek has published an interesting article on the Nikon D4 promo video shot for Nikon by adventure shooter Corey Rich. "To launch its D4 professional-grade DSLR, Nikon asked photographer Corey Rich to use the camera to shoot video and stills—all of his own choosing. "They said, 'It's a blank canvas, and it's up to you to fill it,'" Rich recalls. In the end, working with agency K+L in Tokyo, he filmed three of the world's top adventure athletes in their element, from Moab to Mexico, for a gorgeous mini-documentary that asks what drives these fringe sports devotees— and lets the camera do its thing."
January 17, 2012 | FULL STORY 
TIME LightBox highlights Ali's 70th with images
TIME LightBox features Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali: 70 Iconic Images for 70 Years, an interesting gallery covering the life of the boxing legend.
January 17, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Poynter discusses Washington Post HDR front page image
An article at Poynter.org discusses a high dynamic range image that ran on the front page of the Washington Post three days ago. The image was made by combining five different exposures, and the article includes a brief discussion of whether multi-exposure HDR shots are appropriate for documentary photojournalism.
January 17, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Sports galleries lead off the week
A pair of sports galleries of interest are Sports Illustrated's Did You See That? and MSNBC's Week in Sports Pictures.
January 16, 2012 | FULL STORY 
The Atlantic features gallery on cruise ship accident
The Atlantic features a gallery on The Wreck of the Costa Concordia.
January 16, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Q&A with Nikon D4 engineer Toshiaki Akagi
We sat down this week with Toshiaki Akagi, an engineer and senior manager at Nikon in Japan, as well as a key figure in the development of the company's newest flagship digital SLR, the D4. In an hour-long chat at the 2012 International CES trade show in Las Vegas, Akagi answered our questions about D4 autofocus, image quality and more.
January 14, 2012 | FULL STORY 
ioShutter cable now to ship "by February 2012" (updated)
Photography accessories maker enlight photo now says the ioShutter cable will ship "by February 2012", which presumably means before the end of this month. The cable, when used with a companion app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, enables these devices to fire a connected camera. A free Lite version of the app is already out, while the cable (which will come in both 2.5mm and Canon N3-socket versions) had originally been planned for release in December of last year.
January 13, 2012 | FULL STORY 
NPR features Russia By Rail
National Public Radio features a number of interesting slideshows in Russia By Rail.
January 13, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Stern features daily images
Stern's online magazine features a large gallery of interesting images from the past month.
January 13, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Adobe to offer CS6 upgrade pricing to CS3 and CS4 owners
Partly reversing an earlier policy announcement, Adobe now says that it will offer special upgrade pricing to current users of Creative Suite 3 and 4 who want to upgrade to CS6 when it is rolled out later this year. Late last year, Adobe announced that only users of the previous major release of the Creative Suite bundles or applications (i.e. only users of CS5 applications) would be eligible for discounted upgrade pricing on CS6.
January 13, 2012 | FULL STORY 
MSNBC features week in pictures
MSNBC features a gallery of fine images in The Week in Pictures.
January 13, 2012 | FULL STORY 
NYT LENS: features rodeo photographer
LENS, The New York Times photo blog, features Sweetheart of the Rodeo, a story and images on the late rodeo photographer Louise Serpa.
January 13, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Eye-Fi to SD Association: our intellectual property is not available
Earlier this week, the SD Association announced an add-on to the SD specification, called the Wireless LAN SD standard, which provides SD, SDHC and SDXC card makers a framework for incorporating Wi-Fi wireless functions into their products. Eye-Fi has been making SD and SDHC cards with embedded Wi-Fi for several years, so we asked the company what role, if any, Eye-Fi played in the development of the Wireless LAN SD standard. The answer back was in the form of an official statement, one with a clear message: Eye-Fi believes the capabilities outlined in the Wireless LAN SD standard may tread on their intellectual property and that "you can draw your own conclusions as to what this means" about the company's intentions going forward.
January 12, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Understanding the Nikon D4 battery's lower capacity rating
Nikon's adoption of a lower capacity battery for the D4 was a bit of a head-scratcher, especially in a camera that's overflowing with specification improvements. We sat down this week with Toshiaki Akagi, an engineer and senior manager at Nikon in Japan, as well as a key figure in the development of the company's newest pro digital SLR, and got the skinny on why, in the case of the EN-EL18, less is more. Here's what we learned.
January 12, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Sigma announces 19mm and 30mm lenses for m4/3rds and NEX mounts
Sigma has announced two new single-focal-length lenses available in mounts for Micro Four Thirds and Sony NEX CSC cameras. Part of a new line for CSC cameras designated "DN", the lenses are a 19mm f/2.8 and a 30mm f/2.8.
January 12, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Fujifilm X-Pro1 sample images posted
Fujifilm has posted 9 full resolution JPEG images taken with the new X-Pro1 CSC camera that the company announced earlier this week. The samples include 3 images each from the new XF lenses introduced with the camera and were taken at ISOs ranging from 200 to 1600.
January 12, 2012 | FULL STORY 
ShutterSnitch 2.2.0 released
ShutterSnitch 2.2.0 for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, our favourite app for receiving pictures from a wireless camera, properly recognizes an iPhone's Personal Hotspot in iOS 5.x, adds a rotation gesture and other small changes and fixes.
January 11, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Eye-Fi issues firmware update for X2 cards
Eye-Fi has released firmware v5.0001 for its X2 series of Wi-Fi/memory SDHC combo cards. The release notes cite several Direct Mode fixes as well as general wireless and camera compatibility improvements.
January 11, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Toshiba to ship FlashAir wireless SDHC card this quarter
Announced last September, Toshiba's FlashAir memory/wireless SDHC combo card is nearing release. It offers a capacity of 8GB, 802.11b/g/n wireless (and actual Wi-Fi throughput that's promised to be up to about 1.2MB/s), a Class 6 minimum speed rating and wireless features derived from the recently-announced Wireless LAN SD standard. The FlashAir 8GB card is to ship globally in February or March of this year, with an expected street price in the U.S. of about US$60-65.
January 10, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Phase One Media Pro 1.2 released
Phase One has updated its image cataloging and digital asset management program, Media Pro, to version 1.2. Improvements in the new version include support for additional camera raw formats, and several enhancements to metadata handling and XMP file handling and features.
January 10, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Snapseed comes to Mac and Android
Nik Software has announced that its photo editing and sharing application, Snapseed, previously available for the iOS, is now also available for the Mac OS and for Android tablets powered by the NVIDIA Tegra processor and running Android 4.x (a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich).
January 10, 2012 | FULL STORY 
America at Work In Focus
The Atlantic's In Focus features an interesting gallery on America at Work.
January 10, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Post features pictures of the week
The Denver Post photo blog features Pictures of the Week: January 6, 2012.
January 10, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Nikon resumes DSLR production in previously flooded Thai factory
Nikon has announced that limited production of DSLR cameras and lenses was re-started at its factory in Ayutthaya, Thailand on January 3rd, a bit earlier than expected. This factory suffered severe damage from flooding last fall. Nikon continues to project that the factory's production will return to full capacity by the end of March 2012.
January 10, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Adobe commences public beta program for Photoshop Lightroom 4
Adobe has kicked off a public beta program for Photoshop Lightroom 4, a new version of the pro photo management and RAW conversion software for Mac and Windows. Among the changes are expanded video editing, a built-in photo book builder that uses Blurb for the fulfillment, simplified RAW adjustments, soft proofing, new geolocation features and the ability to apply noise reduction and white balance and selectively to a photo.
January 9, 2012 | FULL STORY 
SanDisk adds 64GB, 128GB capacities to Extreme SDHC/SDXC line
SanDisk's Extreme UHS-1 SDHC/SDXC line gains two new capacities today. The Extreme SDXC UHS-1 64GB and 128GB cards are rated to deliver up to 45MB/s read and write speeds and come with RescuePRO Deluxe photo recovery software for Mac and Windows.
January 9, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Fujifilm announces X-Pro1 interchangeable-lens CSC with APS-C sensor
Fujifilm has announced the X-Pro1, a 16-million image pixel interchangeable-lens compact system camera with a new "X-Trans CMOS" APS-C size sensor. Announced along with the X-Pro1 are three prime lenses to fit the camera's new X mount: an 18mm (27mm equivalent) f/2.0, a 35mm (53mm equivalent) f/1.4, and a 60mm (90mm equivalent) f/2.4. The camera features a hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder (like the X100), a top ISO of 25,600, and no anti-aliasing filter over the sensor.
January 9, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Pelican cases for tablets and portable electronics recently unveiled
Pelican Products has used the opportunity presented by this week's CES show to re-announce a series of 5 slim hard cases for portable electronics that the company first unveiled last November. Co-designed with BMW DesignWorks, the line is called HardBack and includes cases for eReaders, tablets, and laptops in sizes from 7 inches to 15 inches.
January 9, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Embedded Wi-Fi functionality now part of SD standard
The SD Association, an industry group that oversees specifications related to Secure Digital memory cards, has announced a new standard for the embedding of Wi-Fi wireless functions into the ubiquitous card format. Called Wireless LAN SD, the standard allows for 802.11a/b/g/n wireless networking and a variety of transfer scenarios including web upload, peer-to-peer and more.
January 9, 2012 | FULL STORY 
AfterShot Pro digital photography workflow software announced
Corel has announced AfterShot Pro, an all-in-one photo workflow application designed to compete with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture. AfterShot Pro is the Corel product based on Bibble, the venerable raw conversion and photo workflow program. The sale of Bibble Labs to Corel was announced last week on the Bibble web site.
January 9, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Lexar video shows the inner workings of a memory card
Lexar has created an interesting video that depicts the path a digital photo takes from camera to memory card to computer, with an emphasis on the inner workings of the card and how a card reader can impact transfer speed. Though geared towards a consumer audience, even the more tech-savvy photographer is likely to learn something about a how a picture makes its way into a camera memory card, and then back out again.
January 9, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Lexar introduces first SDHC, SDXC cards with UHS-1 support
Lexar has introduced its first SDHC and SDXC cards to utilize the faster UHS-1 data timing protocol. The new Lexar Professional 600X UHS-1 cards are comprised of 16GB and 32GB SDHC plus 64GB SDXC capacities, while 8GB, 16GB and 32GB SDHC, as well as 64GB and 128GB SDXC, make up the Professional 400X UHS-1 line.
January 9, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Larger sensor at the heart of 14.20 million image pixel Canon Powershot G1 X
Canon has unveiled a new PowerShot model that's certain to be a hit with serious amateurs and pros seeking a weekend carry-about camera. Called the PowerShot G1 X, it combines a Canon-developed 14.20 million image pixel CMOS image sensor, one that's almost as large as the company's 1.6X crop factor digital SLRs, with the general styling and features of the company's current PowerShot flagship, the G12. The G1 X is expected to deliver similar image quality and depth of field characteristics as a camera like the 60D, but in a smaller, lighter package that's meant to operate more like a top-end point-and-shoot than a digital SLR.
January 9, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Posey Magazine offers a look at simpler times
Indiana's Posey Magazine, unusual in this day and age, offers a look at life in Posey County, Indiana that is very pleasing to the eye.
January 9, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Nikon D4 intro article updated with new info, menu screenshots and more
Our introductory article on the Nikon D4, published earlier this week, has been updated with numerous menu screenshots, new information and more product pictures since this article first went live.
January 7, 2012 | FULL STORY 
An Atlantic look at Iran
The Atlantic gives us A View Inside Iran, an interesting gallery of daily life in that country.
January 7, 2012 | FULL STORY 
LightBox posts pictures of the week
TIME LightBox features Pictures of the Week, December 30 - January 6.
January 7, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Bibble discontinued as Bibble Labs joins Corel
Bibble Labs, a small software company based in Austin, Texas and the maker of Bibble RAW conversion and image editing software, has announced that the company was purchased by Canadian software developer Corel in 2011. The latest release of Bibble Pro and Bibble Lite, v5.2.3, is expected to be the last, while Corel will unveil a "new photo workflow solution that is based on the core Bibble technology" next week.
January 6, 2012 | FULL STORY 
64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities join Lexar 400X CompactFlash series
Lexar has announced three new capacities in its Professional 400X CompactFlash series: 64GB, 128GB and - an industry first - 256GB.
January 6, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Sony unveils XQD memory cards, readers
Sony has announced a pair of XQD memory cards, in 16GB and 32GB capacities, as well as a USB 3.0 reader and ExpressCard/34 adapter for the emerging memory card format. Sony's announcement has been timed to coincide with the unveiling of the Nikon D4, which has both CompactFlash and XQD card slots. The company says that its XQD cards will be faster than existing CompactFlash offerings in Nikon's new flagship digital SLR.
January 5, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Nikon announces 16.16 million image pixel, 10fps D4 digital SLR
Nikon has announced the D4, a new pro digital SLR that features a 16.16 million image pixel full-frame CMOS image sensor, 10fps top shooting rate (or 11fps with restrictions), a standard ISO range of 100-12,800 (and an extended range of 50-204,800), a revised 51-point AF system capable of autofocusing with f/8 lenses, all-new 91,000-pixel RGB ambient/flash metering sensor, twin memory card slots (CompactFlash and the emerging XQD format), EXPEED 3 image processing, 1080p video capture with audio monitoring and optional uncompressed video output through the HDMI port, built-in Ethernet, a new EN-EL18 battery, in-camera HDR and timelapse creation, all in a dust and weather sealed magnesium alloy body.
January 5, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Nikon to ship AF-S 85mm f/1.8G in March for US$499.95
Nikon has also announced the AF-S 85mm f/1.8G, an update of the fast aperture telephoto that features a nine-element optical design, seven-blade aperture diaphragm and Silent Wave autofocus. It's to ship in March at an expected street price of US$499.95 in the U.S.
January 5, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Spyder4 color calibration devices announced
Datacolor has announced three editions of the Spyder4, the latest in the company's line of colorimeters for color calibrating and profiling monitors and other display devices. The new Spyder4 devices, called the Spyder4 Express, the Spyder4 Pro, and the Spyder4 Elite, offer improved color accuracy and low luminance performance.
January 5, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Lexar unveils Professional 1000X CompactFlash in four capacities up to 128GB
Lexar has unveiled the first series of CompactFlash memory cards with a 1000X speed rating and a promised "minimum guaranteed sustained read speed of 150MB per second" in the company's own testing.
January 5, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Winter Arrives at The Atlantic
The Atlantic features a gallery of creative and colourful images in Winter Arrives.
January 5, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Shots seen around the world
Foreign Policy's online magazine features a gallery of Shots Seen 'Round the World.
January 3, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Updated: Alternate mounting options for the Vagabond Mini Lithium
Back in November, we published a roundup of the light stand mounting methods available for the Vagabond Mini Lithium. Since then, a new option has emerged. Called the VML Bracket, it's the first (and only, as far as we know) third party accessory to be created and sold expressly for the purpose of attaching the Paul C. Buff portable power pack to a stand. We've added information on this new product to the roundup, and rewritten the conclusion to factor in its arrival.
January 2, 2012 | FULL STORY 
TIME LightBox selects 365 days in pictures
TIME's LightBox features LightBox 365: A Year in Photographs, a picture selected every day of the year.
January 2, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Post photographers feature best pictures
Canada's National Post features National Post's Photographers' best images from 2011.
January 2, 2012 | FULL STORY 
Snapseed image editor free today
Snapseed 1.3.1, Nik Software's smart, simple image editing app for the Apple iPad and other iOS devices, is available for free for a limited time. Snapseed is by far the most fluid and pleasant-to-use app we've tried for making adjustments to photos on an iPad. While there's plenty it doesn't yet do, it excels at making basic tone and colour corrections, including selective corrections to targeted areas such as faces.
January 1, 2012 | 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)
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