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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Get Perfect Color

Color Control Freak 2008 Fall Schedule Announced

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Aug. 18, 2008 - X-Rite, Incorporated (NASDAQ:XRIT) - Pantone and the color experts at X-Rite Color Services today announced the fall schedule of the company's highly popular seminar, "Color Control Freak." With a popular spring series completed, X-Rite's Color Control Freak '08 will again offer attendees an in-depth understanding of color, its value in the design process and techniques for proper reproduction.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Epson Releases EX100 Portable Projector

A New Lightweight and Powerful Projector

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Aug. 26, 2008 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, today announced the Epson EX100 projector, a 3.5 pound ultra-portable multimedia projector that offers 2,700 lumens of white and color light output, XGA resolution for razor-sharp image quality and detail, and Epson’s latest 3-Chip 3LCD technology.  Designed for business and mobile professionals who require a high-quality, feature-rich and lightweight projector that can be easily taken from location to location, the Epson EX100 is priced at $999 (estimated street price) and is available at OfficeMax and other leading retail locations. 

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

New SanDisk SD Cards Built For Speed

SanDisk Extreme III 30MB/s Edition SDHC Line Deliver Peak Performance

TOKYO, JAPAN, August 27, 2008 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today set a new speed record of 30 megabytes per second1 for SD™ flash memory cards with the introduction of the SanDisk Extreme® III 30MB/s Edition line of SDHC™ Cards. The new cards, expected to be available worldwide in September in 4-gigabyte (GB)2, 8GB and 16GB capacities, are designed to deliver peak performance when used with the new digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera, Nikon D90.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Alien Skin Software Announces Blow Up 2

Photo Resizing Plug-in for Photoshop Uses Cutting Edge Algorithm To Enlarge Photos

Raleigh, North Carolina – August 27, 2008 – Alien Skin Software today announces the immediate availability of Blow Up® 2, the new version of its photo resizing plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® and Photoshop Elements. Blow Up 2 takes the complexity out of preparing photos for printing with a user interface that intelligently handles resizing, cropping, and sharpening. The sophisticated enlargement algorithm produces photos dramatically sharper and more detailed than any other method.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Nikon Announces The D90

World's First D-SLR With HD Video Capture

MELVILLE, N.Y. (Aug. 27, 2008) – Nikon Inc. today announced the D90, a digital single lens reflex (SLR) camera that redefines the creative boundaries of digital photography allowing photographers to easily create stunning still images and High Definition (HD) movie clips with sound—with the same camera. A host of Nikon core technologies were leveraged to develop the D90’s scope of versatility, calling on years of photographic and optical expertise. Whether consumers are graduating from an advanced compact digital camera or are a seasoned D-SLR enthusiast, the Nikon D90 emphasizes brilliant image quality and versatility with its exclusive advanced Scene Recognition System, intuitive creative controls, blazing fast performance and the industry-first ability to create HD movie clips at 720p in the new D-Movie mode.
 

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Canon Introduces The New EOS 50D D-SLR

Canon’s New DIGIC 4 Image Processor Fuels the 15.1 Megapixel Resolution, Expanded ISO Range and Enhanced Noise Reduction of the New EOS 50D Digital SLR

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 26, 2008 – With the demand for digital SLR cameras reaching unprecedented levels, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, is answering the call with the announcement of the next evolution in advanced amateur digital SLR photography, the EOS 50D Digital SLR Camera with 15.1 megapixel resolution and Canon’s new DIGIC 4 image processor. Designed to offer extraordinary quality and image control for the advanced photographer with a passion for the art, the Canon EOS 50D Digital SLR camera includes an expanded ISO range, improved noise reduction, and in-camera photo editing features. Canon has loaded the EOS 50D camera with a number of enhancements and some trickle-down technology from Canon’s professional Digital SLR cameras, as well as a new Creative Auto Mode (CA) that gives users more creative flexibility to make image setting adjustments conveniently without the need to be a photo expert.

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Friday, August 22, 2008

M-ROCK Announces New Backpacks

Secure Photo Backpacks That Carry All

M-ROCK is excited to announce the brand new Zion 525 & McKinley 526 camera backpacks. The Zion and McKinley are identical except the McKinley includes large roller wheels and locking telescope handle. The backpacks include a modular interior with a removable Accessory Bag and spare dividers for three set up options. The basic set up is for a regular or Pro DSLR camera with up to a six inch lens attached, with room for an additional two to four lenses or photo accessories. The Accessory Bag above can hold more electronics, personal items or hiking gear. Replace the Accessory Bag with the extra dividers will allow you to load use all of the interior space for extra photographic supplies and load your SLR camera with up to a nine inch lens attached. The removed Accessory Bag has Web & Velcro arms below that can securely attach to the fabric handle on top of the backpacks.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

New Entry-Level Studio Lighting

Calumet Releases Genesis Studio Lighting Kits

CHICAGO, January 29, 2008 - Calumet Photographic invites the emerging photographer to enter the world of studio lighting with the extremely affordable, and yet sophisticated self-contained flash units. The Genesis 200w/s and 400w/s monolights provide you with all the power and lighting control that you will need to create professional-looking portraits and great still-life tabletop photographs. They will provide you with recycling times as low as one second. The Genesis flash units’ 5-volt sync voltage is even safe for today’s digital cameras.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Hensel Announces Beauty Dish

The New 22" ACW Beauty Dish EH Creates Great Light Anywhere

Our popular Beauty Dish // Now with even more uses. The metal body is designed to accommodate a large honeycomb with a diameter of 22"/56 cm. This makes targeted light possible and increases the possible applications. The metal honeycomb clicks into the edge of the newly developed reflector and is held in place by two metal clips for simple handling and effective performance.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Lenovo Releases New Mobile Workstation

Mobile Studio With Built-in Digitizer and Color Calibrator

Research Triangle Park, NC – August 12, 2008: Lenovo today introduced the ThinkPad W700, a 17-inch widescreen mobile workstation engineered with game-changing technologies and innovations to exceed the demands of the most data and graphics-intensive users. Lenovo brings the industry’s first built-in digitizer and color calibrator to a mobile workstation and combines these innovations with first-in-market technologies such as new NVIDIA® Quadro FX mobile graphics and supporting the upcoming Intel® mobile quad core processor. Other features such as optional dual hard drives with RAID configurations, up to 8 GB of high speed DDR3 memory, a range of wireless connectivity options and excellent multimedia capabilities including an optional Blu-ray™ DVD burner/player make the ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation the standard-bearer for power and performance in a mobile workstation.

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