Archive for November, 2006

Canon EOS 5D

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

Last Update: Review & Sample Photos @ CameraLabs (added on 03.11.06)

The heart of the Canon EOS 5D SLR is its all-new, specific to the 5D model, 12.8 megapixel full-frame, Canon-designed and -manufactured single-plate CMOS sensor. Each pixel is a very large 8.2µm, and is therefore able to receive a great deal of light, producing not only excellent resolution but a wide range of ISO settings and low noise levels on a par with the 8.2 megapixel EOS-1D Mark II camera. The DIGIC II Image Processor, DDR SDRAM and 4-channel reading enable an incredible burst performance of 60 Large/Fine JPEGs or 17 RAW images at 3 fps.

Canon EOS 5D
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DxO Optics PRO V4 Now Supports Nikon D80 & Canon EOS 400D

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

New York, NY and Paris, France, October 31, 2006– DxO Labs announces today that DxO Optics Pro v4 Digital SLR and lens automatic image quality enhancement software now supports the recently released Nikon D80 and the Canon EOS 400D (also known as the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi) Digital SLR camera bodies.


DxO Optics Pro v4 is the award-winning digital image enhancement tool incorporating revolutionary optics, geometry, noise, exposure and color corrections in an easy-to-use, feature rich application. Support for the new cameras is provided in both the ‘Standard’ and ‘Elite’ versions of DxO Optics Pro v4. DxO Optics Pro v4 for Windows is available immediately from and selected resellers. The Macintosh (Universal Binary) version is slated for late November.


Post-it Picture Paper Announced in UK

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

New Post-it Picture Paper is the only repositionable paper of its kind with a unique, extra strong adhesive, normally associated with the Post-it Notes from 3M.


You can now print your digital pics and constantly update your photo displays, thanks to this trusted technology, which enables you to peel the back off the paper and have the freedom to stick your snaps in your own way, wherever you want. Post-it Picture Paper is available in semi-gloss or matte finish, so you can print your shots exactly as you want them. It’s compatible with most major brands of inkjet printers printers, available for £4.99 RRP (matte) £5.99 (semi gloss) for a pack of 25 sheets, affordable, easy to use and fun!


JP Distribution Announces Lastolite Ezybox Hotshoe

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

JP Distribution announce the new Ezybox Hotshoe from award winning manufacturer Lastolite.

A new addition to their ever popular range of portable softboxes, the Ezybox Hotshoe is purpose built to work with shoe mount flashguns. It converts your battery operated tilt head flash gun from a harsh directional light into a soft light that can be mounted onto either a light stand or a camera bracket. It comes complete with Ezybox 15” x 15”, speedring and flash shoe bracket.


The Ezybox Hotshoe expands in the same way any Lastolite product will do. Simply tuck the metal speedring into the back of the softbox and attach the flash gun! The Ezybox (38cm x 38cm), speedring and multi adjustable flash shoe bracket all come supplied in a small Lastolite bag! Perfect for the photographer on the go.


Adobe Releases Camera Raw 3.6

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

Adobe has released the Camera Raw 3.6 update for both Mac and Windows. This new version of the Camera Raw plug-in replaces the original Camera Raw plug-in that was installed with Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 or 4.0 software.


Support for the following cameras has been added in this update; Canon EOS 400D / Rebel Xti, Fuji FinePix S6000fd, Fuji FinePix S9100/9600, Leica D-LUX3, Leica Digilux 3, Leica V-LUX 1, Nikon D80, Olympus E400, Olympus SP-510 UZ, Panasonic DMC-LX2, Pentax K100D, Pentax K110D, and Samsung GX 1L.

>> Download Adobe Camera Raw 3.6 for Mac or Windows

Nikon Announces Solutions Expo 2006

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

Solutions Expo – 5th and 6th December 2006, Olympia Conference Centre, London

Nikon UK is pleased to announce its two day conference-led professional photographic show which is specifically designed to demonstrate all aspects of photography to the professional photographer. Now in its second year, the show will be bustling with a whole host of industry experts who will be showcasing their latest innovative technologies and techniques to help visitors develop their skills. Various seminars and interactive demonstrations will cover a range of topics over the two day event from shooting the perfect portrait to devising complete workflow solutions.


Nikon will have its full professional product range on display including the recently announced D2xs professional camera and the sophisticated Creative Lighting System. Thanks to a live wireless network visitors will be able to send their images directly to the printing station ready to be scrutinised within seconds.


Download Free HeliconFocus 4.03.1

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

HeliconFocus screenshot

Name: HeliconFocus 4.03.1
Description: HeliconFocus is a program that creates one completely focused image from several partially focused images by combining the focused areas.
The program is designed for macrophotography, microphotography and hyperfocal landscape photography to cope with the shallow depth-of-field problem.
Helicon Focus also aligns images as objects often change their size and position from shot to shot. This function is especially important for macrophotography.
License: Free to try; $115 to buy
File Size: 8.3MB
Requirements: Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 Server


Comic Strips: WTD – “Underexposed”

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006


“Underexposed” © 2006 Aaron Johnson

Photo Inspiration: Flickr’s Best Photographers

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

Flickr’s Best Photographers? Hmm..we’re not really sure about that, but these high quality photos are indeed very good and really inspiring.


>> Pleas click on the image above to view slideshow