Archive for July, 2006

Pentax *ist DL2 – Review Roundup & Sample Photos

Friday, July 7th, 2006

Pentax *ist DL2 is the latest release Digital SLR camera from Pentax which is only available for users in Asia and Canada. The camera is featuring 6.1 Megapixels (CCD) and a 2.5″ TFT LCD screen.


Pentax *ist DL2 Latest Price

>> REVIEWS (last update: 07.07.06)


Epson Stylus Photo RX640 – Review Roundup

Friday, July 7th, 2006

The Epson Stylus Photo RX640 is an all in one photo printer featuring high-definition 2.5″ LCD preview, CD-R print, and a 3200dpi scanner with built in transperancy unit.


>> REVIEWS (last update: 07.07.06)


2006 O’Reilly Photoshop Cook-off Contest

Friday, July 7th, 2006

O’Reilly is hosting a Photo-manipulation contest with some great prizes such as a Pentax K100D Digital SLR and DA 18-55 mm lens kit or an Epson Stylus Photo R2400 printer. All you need to do is take up to 3 of your own photos and manipulate them with Adobe Photoshop, using recipes from any of the 5 O’Reilly Photoshop Cookbooks;

1. Photoshop Retouching Cookbook for Digital Photographers
2. Photoshop Fine Art Effects Cookbook
3. Photoshop Filter Effects Encyclopedia
4. Photoshop Photo Effects Cookbook
5. Photoshop Blending Modes Cookbook for Digital Photographers


All entries must be created as high-resolution .tif or PDF files (minimum size: 11×14 inches at 300ppi). Winners will be required to provide high-resolution versions of the winning images.

More info is availbale on their Contest Rules page.



Download Ricoh Caplio 400G & 500G Latest Firmware

Friday, July 7th, 2006

Ricoh has recently release the latest firmwares for Ricoh Caplio 400G & 500G.
The firmware v.1.06 & V.3.01 will incorporate the following additional functions and corrections:

  • Modified handling the Date Modified of an image.
    If you copy an image from the internal memory to an SD card, the date modified will be retained the original modified date and will not be changed.
  • Corrected the PictBridge connection procedure.
    If an error occurs in a printer side at the PictBridge connection, the process in the camera side will quit properly.
  • >> Download Firmware v.3.01 for Caplio 400G: PC | MAC
    >> Download Firmware v.1.06 for Caplio 500G: PC | MAC

    Nikon Coolpix L2 & L3 Cashback Offer

    Friday, July 7th, 2006


    For one weekend only customers will be able to claim £50 cashback on Nikon’s Coolpix L2 compact camera, RRP £179.99. Alternatively, Nikon is also offering £40 cashback on the Coolpix L3 camera, RRP £149.99.


    >> Nikon Coolpix L3 Review Roundup & Sample Photos
    >> Nikon Coolpix L2 Review Roundup & Sample Photos

    The Coolpix L series compact cameras boast a range of in-camera features including Nikon’s In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, D-Lighting, and Face Priority AF to help create the perfect picture.


    Google Picasa Web Albums – Review @ DigitalCameraReview

    Friday, July 7th, 2006 has published a review of Google Picasa Web Albums, Picasa’s newest feature to help users post and share their photos quickly and easily on the web.

    picasa screenshot

    “The new (and of course still in “beta”) Picasa Web Albums is, to some extent, yet another way to share your images. However, the integration with the Picasa software is very nice and easy to use. And, if you’re away from your computer, you can still access your Web Albums account to upload and share your images. There are still plenty of things that Google can improve upon (like a way to delete select images within an album at one time instead of one at a time), but their philosophy is to get the basic functions there and then just keep on adding. If you’re already a Picasa user, or even if you aren’t, I would recommend trying Picasa Web Albums out (if Google lets you in).”

    Download Free Software: Nikon Camera Control Pro

    Friday, July 7th, 2006


    Product: Nikon Camera Control Pro Full Version/Trial

  • Camera Control Pro enables simplified remote control of many Nikon digital SLR functions from a personal computer, and includes advanced features such as “Viewer” that provide substantial improvements in operation.
  • Camera Control Pro is compatible with Nikon’s latest software, including Capture NX (to be released in Summer 2006), for smoother image processing from shooting to transfer and storage.
  • License: Free to try (30Days)
    File Size: 22.8 MB
    Requirements: Windows XP, Windows 2000 Pro

    >> Download Nikon Camera Control Pro

    Download Free Photo Software: SendPhotos

    Thursday, July 6th, 2006

    sendphotos screenshot

    Name: SendPhotos
    Description: SendPhotos will easily insert digital photos and captions right into your emails – eliminating the struggle with oversized files, cumbersome attachments, slow downloads, and frustrated friends who can’t open your pictures.
    License: Free to try; $29.95 USD to buy
    File Size: 17MB
    Requirements: Windows 98, Me, 2000, or XP

    >> Download SendPhotos

    Download Canon EOS 5D Latest Firmware

    Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

    Canon has recently released the latest firmware for its 12.8MP Canon EOS 5D. The firmware v.1.1.0 will incorporate the following additional functions and corrections:

  • Enhancement of direct printing with specific printers.
  • Correction of the communication errors that occurred when shooting with EOS 5D and EOS Capture software after shooting about 138 shots.
  • Correction of the phenomenon in which the flash mode settings are changed from E-TTL to M (Manual) when EOS 5D is used in combination with Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2 and Speedlite 580EX.
  • >> Download Canon EOS 5D v1.1.0 Firmware


    Download Canon EOS-1D Mark II N Latest Firmware

    Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

    Canon has recently released the latest firmware for Canon EOS-1D Mark II N. The firmware v.1.1.0 will incorporate the following additional functions and corrections:

  • Enhancement of direct printing with specific printers.
  • >> Download Canon EOS-1D Mark II N version 1.1.0 Firmware