Pentax OptioS60

August 25th, 2005

Solving the Christmas Gift Dilemma – the Pentax OptioS60

The latest addition to the award-winning range of Optio digital compact cameras, the OptioS60 offers high-quality imaging performance with 6.0 effective megapixels and 3x optical zoom. Simple to use, yet offering superior image capabilities, it’s ideal for the beginner and slightly more experienced photographer alike. The Auto Select mode selects the most suitable shooting mode for the environment, making it even easier to take digital photos. Retailing for less than £250, the OptioS60 is the perfect gift for budding photographers this Christmas.

The OptioS60 is also compatible with AA batteries, which, combined with its lightweight body, makes the camera a great choice for the discerning traveller. The camera also features a large, 2.5 inch LCD monitor, making shooting and playback simple and your result easy to view.

Major features

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Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

August 25th, 2005

Besides Canon EOS 5D, Canon also has released the successor to the Canon EOS-1D Mark II

Canon EOS 1d mark IIn

The EOS-1D Mark II N: an upgrade of the award winning EOS-1D Mark II. Still featuring 8.2 Megapixel performance at 8.5 frames per second, the upgraded camera has a higher performance buffer to deliver a 48 frame burst in JPEG and 22 frame burst in RAW. LCD monitor size increases from 2.0” to a 2.5”, and dual CF and SD memory card slots provide for separate RAW and JPEG recording.

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Free Animal Wallpaper: Promotional Model

August 24th, 2005

This unique free animal wallpaper was shot at Goa, Malaysia. One of those once in a lifetime shot. Happy Donwload!

Canon Powershot S2 IS Rating

August 23rd, 2005

This camera is the successor to the Powershot S1 IS which was released last year. In a nutshell, S2 feastures including a big 12x optical zoom lens (with Image Stabilizer!!), 5.0 megapixel image sensor and 30 frames per second video shooting which can be used for up to 60 minutes video with stereo sound! Not only that, this camera can shoot still images at up to 2.4 images per second at shutter speeds of up to 1/3200 of a second.

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Canon EF 24-105mm F/4L IS USM Rumor

August 23rd, 2005

No longer rumors, Please visit Canon 24-105mm F/4L IS USM Press Release

Another rumor from Canon that they will release a new standard zoom lens to join their famous L line up.

Canon EF 24-105mm F/4L IS USM

The new Canon EF 24-105mm F/4L IS USM product information:

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Canon EOS 5D Rumor

August 22nd, 2005

The camera DOES EXIST !! Please visit our Canon EOS 5D overview, full specifications, sample pictures, related documents and press release

The latest rumor that has been circulating around the net in the last couple of weeks is that Canon will release a new 12.8 Megapixels DSLR based on the 1Ds MK2 Full frame at 35.8 x 23.9mm.

People have been speculating that the camera will be released in late August 2005 and will be in stores in October 2005

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Canon Speedlite 430EX flash

August 22nd, 2005

Canon, a leader in photographic and imaging technology, today announces the Speedlite 430EX flash unit, replacing the popular Speedlite 420EX. The Speedlite 430EX improves on many specifications of its predecessor, and includes new features to maximise digital image quality when using a flash. These include automatic selection of camera white balance settings, and auto-adjustment of the zoom flash position to match the sensor size of the camera to which the unit is attached. The Speedlite 430EX has increased its guide number to 43 (m/ISO 100 at 105mm), and has approximately 40% faster recycling time than the Speedlite 420EX.

Canon Speedlite 430EX flash

An ultra-bright 2-LED configuration focus assist-beam has been designed to be compatible with all focus points within the frame of all EOS AF systems, up to 9-point AF.

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Download Free Photo DVD Creator 2.3 Software

August 21st, 2005

Photo DVD Creator is easy to use photo to DVD software. You can quickly and easily create DVD movie discs featuring your own photo slideshows. Create a slideshow complete with transitions, music, effects and menu, and burn disc for sending to friends. All designs only need three simple steps.

Requirements: Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server
File Size: 6.29MB

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Konica Minolta AF 35 mm F1.4G (D) lens Press Release

August 20th, 2005

Konica Minolta AF 35mm f/1.4G (D) will be available in the spring of 2006

Mahwah, NJ (August 19, 2005) – Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc., announces the development of the Konica Minolta AF 35mm f/1.4G (D)* interchangeable lens for Maxxum digital and 35mm Single Lens-Reflex (SLR) cameras. The lens is planned for release in the spring of 2006.

“With the development of this new lens Konica Minolta not only expands it’s offering of lenses designed for the digital Maxxum series of cameras, but this lens also allows us to enhance our lineup of lenses available for Maxxum film cameras,” said Paul Zakrzewski, Director of Product Management for Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc.

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GOTW: Portrait & Illustration by Jean-Sébastien

August 19th, 2005

Very very inspiring gallery by Jean-Sébastien Monzani. It’s so amazing how he could take photos of non-professional models and ended up with such beautiful photographs.

Jean-Sébastien also has been kind enough to share some of his secrets in his Portrait Photography Tutorial article.