Archive for July, 2005

GOTW: Nature Gallery by Karl Schrader

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

Stunning nature gallery with breathtaking images..

Konica Minolta AF 35 mm F1.4G D lens Press Release

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc., has developed the “Konica Minolta AF 35mm F1.4G (D)” * interchangeable lens for SLR cameras of the Dynax/Maxxum Series. An overview of the lens is given herein. Launch plan of this lens is in spring of 2006

Development Targets

The “Konica Minolta AF 35mm F1.4G (D) was developed as the successor model of the “Minolta AF 35mm F1.4G NEW” lens that has been well accepted amongst users for the beautiful defocused effect rendered around the aperture. This lens was developed as an interchangeable lens for the Dynax/Maxxum Series and delivers high descriptive performance using a newly designed optical system, as well as enabling a high level of flash metering owing to a distance encoder that had been built into the lens itself.


Konica Minolta DiMAGE X1 Press Release

Monday, July 18th, 2005

The First ‘X-Series’ Compact Digital Camera Equipped with 8 Megapixels, Anti-Shake Function, and a Luxurious Design that Fits Neatly in Your Palm.

Setting out to create “the highest-level digital camera in terms of image quality, functions, design, and size,” Konica Minolta developed the DiMAGE X1. As a fusion of Konica Minolta’s best imaging technologies and the DiMAGE X series’ sleek digital camera design, the new X1 offers you exquisitely beautiful images and greater freedom to express yourself.

Konicadimage X1

A camera of true expressive power, the DiMAGE X1 employs an 8-megapixel, 1/1.8-type CCD – the highest resolution currently available in compact digital cameras. To take full advantage of this incredible resolution, the X1 integrates a newly designed optical system as well as CxProcess™ III, Konica Minolta’s top image processing technology that renders images as natural-looking as they appear to your eye.


Konica Minolta introduces new DT series lenses

Sunday, July 17th, 2005

Lens Overview

As the new standard for digital SLR cameras, DT lenses are ideally suited to digital SLR cameras such as the Maxxum7D/5D and Dynax7D/5D which are equipped with large (23.5 x 15.7 mm) CCDs.

Konica Minolta AF DT Zoom 18 -70 mm F3.5 to 5.6 (D)
Konica Minolta AF DT Zoom 11-18 mm F4.5 to 5.6 (D)
Konica Minolta AF DT Zoom 18-200 mm F3.5 to 6.3 (D)

Lens Features


Free Desktop Wallpaper: Butterfly

Friday, July 15th, 2005

Please click on the picture below to download our Nature Wallpaper today..

Free Nature Wallpaper

Kodak Accelerates Move into CMOS Image Sensor (CIS)

Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

Kodak Press Release

Company Delivers New Products, Forms New Alliances to Advance Imaging Capabilities for Camera Phones and Digital Cameras

Eastman Kodak Company reached another milestone in its digital growth strategy with the announcement of innovative new image sensors for mass-market products such as camera phones and digital still cameras. The company also announced important new alliances that will extend its reach in the market for image sensors.


GOTW: Banff National Park Gallery by Gary Hebert

Tuesday, July 12th, 2005

Beautiful landscape images from Canada with superb composition, lighting, skies.., everything.

Sigma 18-125mm DC Lens Reviews + Sample Photos

Monday, July 11th, 2005

Sigma 18-125mm F/3.5-5.6 DC reviews, sample shots, and full specifications

The Sigma 18-125mm F/3.5-5.6 DC sharpness is very consistent through out the aperture range. Lens is sharpest at f5.6 and f8 at full wide angle and full telephoto respectively. The difference of sharpness between widest aperture and optimal aperture is minimal. The lens says f3.5-5.6 and it is really good at f3.5-5.6, Unlike the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II that says f/3.5-5.6 and f/1.8 but you wouldn’t really want to use them at those appertures.


Choosing Digital Camera Wisely

Sunday, July 10th, 2005

Earlier than the present, taking pictures that will cater to the photographer’s own preference and style is a very meticulous process. Most of the time, it involves a series of shots to ensure its aesthetic beauty and accuracy. In order to seize a perfect picture, a photographer has to waste rolls of film, but not anymore. With the arrival of digital cameras, it gave photographers and amateurs in the field of photography an air of thrill and a deep breath of relief. No longer difficult is to achieve the right angle, perspective, color and engrossing image. This is because you can easily delete a ‘bad picture’ right after you have taken it.

However, as the years go by, expert photographers realized the flaws in some digital cameras. They complained of the low-image resolution, deficient camera features and limited color quality. Some manufacturers, on the other side, have realized the increasing demand of the photographers so they added tools and features to answer the needs.


Using Photoshop Healing Brush and Patch

Saturday, July 9th, 2005

Want a better way to edit your image? Photoshop offers you better tools you can use to remove flaws on your image.

Images are not that perfect, but the graphics world does not have a room for imperfections. So, computer graphics programs have tried and are still trying to create special tools that will help users in editing their work.

Image imperfections refer to flaws, such as blemishes, scratches and other unwanted spots. These are the things that you would not want your image to have. You would probably resort to editing tools.