Kodak Accelerates Move into CMOS Image Sensor (CIS)

July 13th, 2005

Kodak Press Release

Company Delivers New Products, Forms New Alliances to Advance Imaging Capabilities for Camera Phones and Digital Cameras

Eastman Kodak Company reached another milestone in its digital growth strategy with the announcement of innovative new image sensors for mass-market products such as camera phones and digital still cameras. The company also announced important new alliances that will extend its reach in the market for image sensors.

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GOTW: Banff National Park Gallery by Gary Hebert

July 12th, 2005

Beautiful landscape images from Canada with superb composition, lighting, skies.., everything.

Sigma 18-125mm DC Lens Reviews + Sample Photos

July 11th, 2005

Sigma 18-125mm F/3.5-5.6 DC reviews, sample shots, and full specifications

The Sigma 18-125mm F/3.5-5.6 DC sharpness is very consistent through out the aperture range. Lens is sharpest at f5.6 and f8 at full wide angle and full telephoto respectively. The difference of sharpness between widest aperture and optimal aperture is minimal. The lens says f3.5-5.6 and it is really good at f3.5-5.6, Unlike the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II that says f/3.5-5.6 and f/1.8 but you wouldn’t really want to use them at those appertures.

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Choosing Digital Camera Wisely

July 10th, 2005

Earlier than the present, taking pictures that will cater to the photographer’s own preference and style is a very meticulous process. Most of the time, it involves a series of shots to ensure its aesthetic beauty and accuracy. In order to seize a perfect picture, a photographer has to waste rolls of film, but not anymore. With the arrival of digital cameras, it gave photographers and amateurs in the field of photography an air of thrill and a deep breath of relief. No longer difficult is to achieve the right angle, perspective, color and engrossing image. This is because you can easily delete a ‘bad picture’ right after you have taken it.

However, as the years go by, expert photographers realized the flaws in some digital cameras. They complained of the low-image resolution, deficient camera features and limited color quality. Some manufacturers, on the other side, have realized the increasing demand of the photographers so they added tools and features to answer the needs.

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Using Photoshop Healing Brush and Patch

July 9th, 2005

Want a better way to edit your image? Photoshop offers you better tools you can use to remove flaws on your image.

Images are not that perfect, but the graphics world does not have a room for imperfections. So, computer graphics programs have tried and are still trying to create special tools that will help users in editing their work.

Image imperfections refer to flaws, such as blemishes, scratches and other unwanted spots. These are the things that you would not want your image to have. You would probably resort to editing tools.

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Free Nature Wallpaper: Lonely Tree

July 7th, 2005

Wallpaper of a lonely tree shot at Mt. Bufallo, Victoria – Australia with Canon EOS 300D and Canon EFs 18-55mm. Just click on the picture below to download…

Olympus Zuiko Digital Fish Eye lens

July 7th, 2005

Great News for Olympus DSLR shooters: Recently Olympus has announced a new 8mm F 3.5 Zuiko Digital fisheye lens for its E-system digital SLRs offering a 180 degree angle of view. The 8mm F 3.5 Zuiko Digital fisheye has a special multi-layer coating designed to reduce susceptibility to ghosting and flaring and its ED element will keep chromatic abrration to a minimum. The lens will be available in Jan 2006.

8mm F 3.5 Zuiko Digital fisheye lens

Press Release: Take a fresh perspective

Owners of Olympus E-System cameras will be able to get a completely new view of the world from next year with the introduction of the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm 1:3.5 Fisheye Lens. E-1 and E-300 photographers will soon be able to benefit from a full 180° diagonal angle of view enabling unique and eye-catching panoramic pictures to be taken.

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Photography Tip: Birthday Party Photo Tips

July 6th, 2005

1) Prepare For the Party

Abraham Lincoln once remarked that if you’re going to cut down a tree, spend 90% of your time sharpening the axe. Preparation makes any activity go better. And for birthday parties, you don’t want to have to wait until next year to make up for lack of preparation, do you?

So, what should you prepare for?

KNOW THE LOCATION. Whether the party takes place in a home, party room, or amusement park; realize that each location has its own photographic “blueprint.” Based on the location’s blueprint, prepare beforehand for the correct digital camera settings for white balance, metering mode, and exposure compensation.

2) Know Your Obstacles

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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM Lens Reviews and Sample Pictures

July 5th, 2005

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM Lens Review

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM Product Information

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM is highperformance L-series telephoto zoom lens offering excellent image quality, lightweight and compact design, Fluorite element + UD elements for high quality at all zoom focal length through effective correction of secondary spectrum.

This lens applies inner focusing and ring USM for silent and high speed AF with non rotating front element during focus, making it possible to use circular polarizing without additional adjustment.

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GOTW: Seeing Shadows Gallery by Mark Rutter

July 4th, 2005

Really interesting and unique gallery..
A must see..