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Comic Strips: WTD 53 – “Bitter Truth”

Comic Strips: WTD 53: Bitter Truth

“Bitter Truth” © 2006 Aaron Johnson

Canon 350D vs Canon 5D vs Sony Ericsson K800i Mobile Phone

Ever wonder how the pictures from 3.2 megapixel Sony Ericsson K800i compared to Canon 350D or even 12 Megapixel Canon EOS 5D? Reviewzine has some links to interesting sample images, editorial reviews and videos of the phone that you might want to check them out.

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Download Free Photo Software: StudioLine Photo Basic 3

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Name: StudioLine Photo Basic 3
Description: With StudioLine Photo Basic you can add descriptions to your images, send photos per email in just the right size, print high-quality copies, display slide-shows, publish web-galleries, safe-keep your images on CD or DVD. You’ll get dual-monitor support, smart updates and many other award-winning functions of StudioLine Photo Classic – and it’s free.
License: Free
Requirements: Windows 98 | ME | 2000 | XP

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Carl Zeiss Introduces Distagon T* 2/35 and Distagon T* 2.8/35

Thornwood, N.Y. – Carl Zeiss introduces two completely new wide-angle lenses for Nikon F mount cameras. They cover the full 35mm frame and can be used on both analog and digital SLR’s. The lenses focus manually and can produce sharpness well beyond the capabilities of the best color films today. Both lenses feature a long-life all-metal barrel of very high precision.

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The Distagon T* 2/35 ZF is a versatile all-round lens with moderate wide-angle coverage and high speed, a classic standard for photojournalistic work. Due to its high performance, this lens can capture very detailed scenes with high accuracy and information content.

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Samsung GX-1S DSLR – Review Roundup & Sample Photos

Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ Shutterbug (added on 29.09.06)

Samsung has announced its first DSLR camera, the Samsung GX-1S. The camera featuring a 6Megapixel CCD sensor, a large 2.5 inch LCD screen, 2.8 fps up to 8 frames in JPEG mode, ISO range 200-3200 with spot metering and a Pentax AF lens mount.

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Samsung GX-1S Latest Price

>> REVIEWS (last update: 29.09.06)

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Hasselblad Announces World’s First 48mm Full-Frame DSLR Camera System

With a new, fully digital strategy, Hasselblad sets new benchmark in high-end DSLR camera systems for professional photographers.

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26/09/2006 - Hasselblad is today firmly positioning itself as the pre-eminent provider of high-end digital cameras with the launch of the Hasselblad H3D, the world’s first 48mm full-frame DSLR camera system. The H3D is the result of Hasselblad’s strategy of taking photographic flexibility and image quality to new levels, as yet unseen in any competing product. When compared with high-end 35mm DSLRs, the H3D delivers unmatched pixel resolution, better colors and detail rendering and a new choice of viewfinders for creative image composition. In comparison with digital backs, the H3D delivers image quality with a higher level of detail and true sharpness thanks to Hasselblad’s Digital APO Correction (DAC) and the advances of its new Ultra-Focus functionality. The H3D’s full-frame concept offers unique control of image composition and with its new 28mm lens, the H3D allows photographers for the first time ever to take wide angle shots on a 36 x 48mm sensor.

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Download Free Photo Software: STGThumb 2.4

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Name: STGThumb 2.4
Description: Generate HTML photo albums, HTML slide shows, and thumbnails quickly. You can convert from several formats and apply special effects for better quality thumbnails. Special effects on the thumbnails: blur, sharpen, emboss, fuzzy blur, grayscale, black and white and drop shadow. Version 2.40 added MPEG and PSD support. Improved AVI support.
License: Free to try; $19.95 to buy
File Size: 2.72MB
Requirements: Windows 3.x/95/98/Me/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

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Video Tutorial: Photoshop TV Episode 48

In this episode you’ll learn camera RAW techniques for converting to black and white using saturation, shadows and contrast sliders, and also learn a funky split-toning effect with the Channel Mixer, Color Balance and Adjustment Layers.

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Canon Announces Media Storage M30 & M80

Canon today launches the portable devices, designed with EOS and other digital photographers in mind. The Canon Media Storage M30 and Canon Media Storage M80 devices feature a large ultra-bright 3.7” TFT screen with 160º viewing angle for image and video review, and a 30Gb/80Gb hard disk to store digital images, movie and sound files of various file formats. Both the Canon Media Storage M30 and Canon Media Storage M80 feature a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface and slots for CF and SD cards.

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With their tough, robust magnesium alloy bodies and intuitive navigation familiar to EOS owners, the devices add an important link to the workflow chain of professional photojournalists and photographers on location, outdoor and expedition shoots. The Canon Media Storage M30 and Canon Media Storage M80 are also expected to be popular with the increasing body of every-day photographers looking for new ways to store and display favourite shots and extend storage capacity whilst away from the computer.

The Media Storage M30 and M80 feature:

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Sandisk Announces 16GB Extreme III CompactFlash

COLOGNE, GERMANY, Sep. 26, 2006 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) today introduced the 12- and 16-gigabyte (GB)[1] SanDisk Extreme® III CompactFlash® cards to its award-winning Extreme III performance line, making these the highest capacity cards in the world. The new high-performance, large-capacity cards are ideal for professional photographers who shoot RAW or high-resolution JPG files and need the performance, reliability and capacity to capture these large files. The new SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash cards can also be used with the Grass Valley™ Infinity Series Digital Media Camcorder, the first camcorder introduced in the broadcast industry that uses non-proprietary, removable, solid-state flash memory cards as recording and playback media.

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The new cards will have minimum write and read speeds of 20 megabytes per second (MB/sec.) [2] and will ship to photo retailers by the end of the year. The announcement was made at the Photokina trade show where SanDisk is demonstrating products in Hall 6, Stand D78/E79.

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