Archive for July, 2006

Video Tutorial: Photoshop TV Episode 34

Friday, July 14th, 2006

In this episode, the Photoshop Guys will show you how to make fluffy clouds, correcting dark edges using Lens Correction, straighten up a crooked photo and a tip for using Bridge with the Iron Mountain photo backup service from Photoshop Services.

Olympus FE-115 – Review Roundup and Sample Photos

Friday, July 14th, 2006

Last update: Review & Sample Photos at CamerasUK (added on 14.07.06)

Olympus FE-115 is a 5.0 megapixels point-and-shoot digital camera (released on 27.01.06) featuring 1.5″ TFT LCD monitor with 2.8x optical zoom (equiv. 38-106mm on 35mm cameras), 28MB internal memory plus xD-Picture Card slot and it runs with standard (rechargeable) AA batteries


Olympus FE-115 Latest Price

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Ricoh Caplio R4 – Review Roundup & Sample Photos

Friday, July 14th, 2006

Last update: Review & Sample Photos at PhotographyBlog (Added on 14.07.06)

Ricoh Caplio R4 is a point-and-shoot digital camera (released on 23.02.06), featuring a 6.0 megapixels (CCD sensor) with 7.1x Optical Zoom lens (28-200mm equivalent) with Vibration Correction function, and a 2.5″LCD screen. Ricoh Caplio R4 would be available in stores from March 2006 with an estimated retail price of £249.99


>> REVIEWS (last update: 14.07.06)


Video Tutorial: Photoshop TV Episode 33

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

Photoshop guys have recently released episode 33 of Photoshop TV. In this episode you will learn how to how to make a realistic depth-of-field effect, create a stunning chrome effect, correct a series faded photographs with adjustment layers, using Bridge and Photoshop Services to create an awesome picture book, and an interview with some of Adobe’s top creative people.

Olympus EVOLT E-500

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

The Olympus E-500 is not just another rumor afterall, as for today (27.09.05) Olympus has released a new Thirds System digital SLR, the E-500 (or Olympus EVOLT E-500). The Olympus E-500 features the same eight megapixel 4/3 size CCD with the Olympus E-300 but has a range of improvements and new features including a new metering sensor, new high ISO noise filter, a 2.5″ LCD monitor and better control system.

Olympus E500

Olympus Evolt E-500 Latest Price

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Sony Announces 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

Sony Europe Press Release

Paris, 10 July, 2006 – Sony Europe’s Recording Media & Energy (RME) division today announced the launch of the new 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo. Sony Memory Stick media are available in capacities ranging from 128MB to 4GB depending on their format (Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO High Speed and Memory Stick Micro) and are easily identifiable through a revitalised Sony packaging design, incorporating colour coding for easy identification of the different format line-ups as well as the different capacity. In addition, all Memory Stick Duo and PRO Duo media now come complete with a standard size Memory Stick adaptor to enable use with standard size Memory Stick compatible devices – as well as the Duo size compatible products.



Photographing Moving Vehicles

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

Shaun Quinlan has written an interesting tutorial on photographing moving vehicles. In the tutorial he explains about the equipments and the process he used to capture the images in the article, and provide you with enough insight to get out on the road, using your camera in a new way.


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Sigma 70mm f/2.8 Macro EX DG

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 Macro EX DG is a macro lens (released on 10.07.06) ideal for both Digital SLR cameras and 35mm film SLR cameras. The lens is featuring A Special Low Dispersion (SLD) lens and two high refractive index SLD lenses provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations and produce an exceptional level of optical performance, Super multi-layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting, and floating focus system provides extremely high optical performance from infinity to 1:1 Macro.


The Sigma 70mm f/2.8 Macro EX DG lens will be available in Sigma Autofocus, Canon EF, and Nikon AF mounts from August, and Sony and Pentax mounts from September for around £339.99.



Sony CyberShot DSC-H5 Vs. Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

DCViews have recently published a side by side comparison of Sony Cybershot DSC H5 and Canon Powershot S3 IS. Here’s what they have to say about the image quality;


Sony Cybershot DSC H5 Sharpness: With 7 Mp and a Carl Zeiss lens the camera captures a lot of detail. The in-camera sharpening is moderate but delivers crisp pictures. The Super Steady Shot does a good job for handheld shots. In spite of the noise reduction enough detail is kept at ISO 400. Canon Powershot S3 IS Sharpness: The S3 has one megapixel less than the H5 and in some situations detail is a bit less than with the H5. The default sharpening in the camera is a bit high, but can be adjusted by the user.”

>> Canon PowerShot S3 IS Latest Price
>> Canon PowerShot S3 IS Review Roundup & Sample Photos
>> Sony CyberShot DSC-H5 Latest Price
>> Sony CyberShot DSC-H5 Review Roundup & Sample Photos

Canon PowerShot A430 – Review Roundup & Sample Photos

Friday, July 7th, 2006

Canon PoweShot A430 is a point-and-shoot digital camera (released on 21.02.06), featuring a 4.0 megapixels (CCD sensor) with 4x Optical Zoom lens (39 – 156mm equivalent), a 1.8″ LCD screen, measures4.1 x 2.0 x 1.6″ (103.0 x 51.8 x 40.2mm), weighs 5.6 oz (160.0 g), and it’s running on 2 x AA Alkaline, NiMH Batteries. Canon PoweShot A420 will be available in stores from march 2006 with an estimated retail price of $179.00 USD.


Canon PowerShot A430 Latest Price

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