Archive for February, 2007

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DIY: Make Your Own Cheap Softbox

mr2monster has posted a step-by-step guide on how you can make yourself a cheap softbox. Materials he used: Ouside flood light kit, Replacement tent pole kit, Black Duct tape, White material i found at wal mart, Black wal mart material, 5/16 wooden dowl, 20 foot extension chord, Heavy duty male universal plug, Grommet Kit for making tarps and such.

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>> Go to DIY Softbox @ Instructables

Comic Strips: WTD – “Manual Zoom”

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“Manual Zoom” © 2007 Aaron Johnson

Lowepro SlingShot 300 AW – Review by Think Camera

Think Camera has posted a review of the Lowepro SlingShot 300 AW and writes;

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“There are lots of great things to say about the Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW. However, one of our female reviewers pointed out a possible problem with it for women. The single strap sits right across your chest. Some women can find this uncomfortable – if you find a seatbelt awkward then you certainly want to try out a Slingshot before you invest in one. Also larger breasted women may find it difficult to spin the bag round. Once it’s on the front of your body it sits relatively high on your chest. If you’re Built for Baywatch then it might be difficult to get the camera out, especially if it has a long lens fitted. You might need to consider one of the smaller Slingshots that sit lower on your hips.”

Photo Inspiration: Creative Still Life Photography

Absolutely brilliant still life digital photos by photographer Chema Madoz. I’m truly impressed at how artistic they are and like the way he makes simplicity extraordinary. It really is the most creative photographs I’ve ever seen.

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HP Photosmart Pro B9180

Last update: Review by PhotoReviewAU (added on 23.02.07)

The HP Photosmart Pro B9180 is a professional photo printer which offers vivid color and user-friendly controls for gallery-quality, durable photos and prints on a wide range of papers up to B+ size prints. Other features including Photo Pigment 8 color IIT, 4800-optimized dpi, 3.5 x 5-inch up to 13 x 19-inch prints with or without borders and it supports Adobe RGB and sRGB. The printer is measuring in at 23.50″ x 26.50″ x 9.50″ with a MSRP of $799

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Canon Virtual Lens Plant

Interested to see how Canon lenses are made? You might want to visit the Canon Virtual Lens Plant, a new section to Canon Camera Museum website that demonstrates how lenses are made and explains some of the underlying technologies used in lens design. The website contains graphics and video clips that illustrate the production processes used in lens manufacture.

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Warning: This is a heavy website, you will require high-speed Internet connections such as ADSL, optical cable or CATV plus Adobe Flash Player version 8 or later.

Fujifilm FinePix Z3

Last Update: Review & Sample Photos @ CamerasUK (added on 22.02.07)

Fujifilm FinePix Z3 is a 5.1 megapixel (super CCD) slim and stylish point-and-shoot digital camera featuring a 3x Optical Zoom lens (36 – 108mm equivalent), ISO range up to 1600, 10 MB Internal Memory for being ready-to-shoot, PictBridge technology and a 2.5-inch LCD screen. The camera is measuring 92.7 x 56.7 x 27.8 mm (3.6 x 2.2 x 1.1 in), weighing, 130 g (4.6 oz) and running on rechargeable NP-40 battery. The FinePix Z3 will be available from July 2006 at a retail price of $279.95.

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Photo Inspiration: Erwin Olaf Photography & Film

Here’s the online gallery of one of my favorite photographers. He’s a successful Dutch commercial photographer whose advertising images for Microsoft, BMW, Nokia and other big companies are irreverent, sexy, funny and surrealistic. Within the diversity of Olaf’s subject matter – fashion, cinema, society, history, and advertising – he always achieves a very individual style.

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- Check the latest price of ‘Erwin Olaf: Silver, Second Edition (Hardcover)’ @ Amazon

Nikon D2Xs

Last Updated: Review & Sample Photos @ ImagingResource (added on 21.02.07)

Nikon D2Xs (released on 01.06.06) is the successor of Nikon D2X featuring 12.4 Megapixel, continuous shooting at 5 fps at 12.4 megapixels, 8 fps at 6.8 megapixels, 2.5″ LCD screen, electronic masking of the focusing screen in high-speed crop mode, modified metering in high-speed crop mode, a longer lasting battery, and black and white mode. Nikon D2Xs will be available in July 2006 with an expected street price of £3499.99.

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Olympus FE-180

Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ Steve’s Digicams (added on 20.02.07)

The Olympus FE-180 is a 6.0 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera featuring 3x optical zoom, digital image stabilization, a built-in help guidem and a 2.5″ LCD Screen. The camera is measuring in at 90 x 62.5 x 30.5 mm, weighing 120g and it’s powered by 2x AA batteries.

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