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December 01, 2008

Nikon announces high-end D3X

Available this month, dream-cam retails for $7999.95

Looking for that PERFECT gift to add to your fantasy Christmas list?

Nikon has just announced the highly anticipated D3X Digital SLR camera. Highlights of the camera include:
  • Extreme Resolution 24.5 megapixel CMOS FX format sensor

  • Ultra low noise ISO 100-1600 (expandable to 50-6400)

  • Five fps burst speed at full resolution

  • RAW image files topping 138 mb

  • Same rugged weather sealing and familiar controls as the D3

  • Sits beside the D3 as one of Nikon’s flagship D-SLR’s

  • Available December for $7999.95


Wow! If you've got the coin, what a camera. Full press release follows: [MORE]

Keywords: nikon  d3x  dslr  
Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on December 01, 2008 10:53 
Last updated by: on December 03, 2008 16:34

December 02, 2008

DxO FilmPack v2 Released

Both Mac and Windows versions available of film simulation filters

DxO labs has released version 2.0 of its popular film simulation software DxO FilmPack. This tool allows digital photographers to simulate the look and grain of many different film formats through the years.

"Among the 27 new film profiles added to DxO FilmPack v2, 7 simulate Instant film profiles (Polaroid and Fuji) and 3 Infrared film profiles (Kodak and Rollei). Other new film profiles include Fuji Provia 400, Kodak Elitechrome, Kodak Ektachrome 100 G, Agfa APX, Fuji Neopan 1600, Ilford Delta, Kodak T-Max, Agfa Ultra Color, Fuji Superia and Kodak Elite Color." [MORE]

Keywords: digital darkroom  dxo  
Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on December 02, 2008 09:44 
Last updated by: on December 03, 2008 16:34

December 03, 2008

NewerTech Announces Voyager

World's first "quad-interface" hot swappable hard drive dock

From Press Release:

NEWERTECH ANNOUNCES VOYAGER – WORLD’S FIRST “QUAD INTERFACE” SATA HARD DRIVE DOCKING STATION

Turns Any 2.5" or 3.5" SATA I/II Hard Drive up to 2.0TB into an External Drive [MORE]

Keywords: newertech  storage  pc  mac  
Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on December 03, 2008 17:22 
Last updated by: on December 03, 2008 17:23

December 09, 2008

Give your photos that Cartoon-look

Digital Anarchy's ToonIt! released - Special pricing through December

Digital Anarchy, makers of plugins and filters for Photoshop, have released ToonIt!, a utility that converts your photos, still images, and video frames to a cartoon-like appearance.

ToonIt! retails for $159, but until December 31, 2008, it is being offered for $129 (USD). It runs in Photoshop 7.0 or higher, including CS4 64-bit. [MORE]

Keywords: digital anarchy  toonit  photoshop  digital darkroom  
Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on December 09, 2008 10:31 
Last updated by: on December 09, 2008 10:31

December 10, 2008

Portraiture 2 Released

Imagenomic's skin smoothing plugin enhances your portrait portfolio

Imagenomic, makers of the popular Noiseware utility, have released version 2.0 of their Portraiture skin-smoothing plugin for Photoshop versions up to CS4 (32/64bit). I've used the first version for some time now and it always plays a part in my portrait processing workflow.

It's available now as a FREE upgrade to registered users of version 1.0 and with a $30 off introductory price of $169.95 to new users. A free 15-day trial version is also available. [MORE]

Keywords: digital darkroom  imagenomic  portraiture  
Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on December 10, 2008 12:35 
Last updated by: on December 10, 2008 12:48

December 13, 2008

SALE: Alien Skin Software 20% Off

Runs through December 24, 2008

Alien Skin software is holding their first ever sale on their popular (and very cool) line of photo filters and tools. Enjoy 20% savings on everything between now and December 24, 2008.

Bokeh, Blow-Up, Snap-Art, Image Doctor, and their line of Eye Candy filters are all included.

Keywords: alien skin  digital darkroom  
Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on December 13, 2008 09:51 
Last updated by: on December 13, 2008 09:51

VueScan 8.5 Upgrade Release

Universal scanning program marks 10th anniversary

VueScan 8.5 was released on December 9, 2008 with added support for EXIF tags, 450 additional scanners and 35 languages. [MORE]

Keywords: vuescan  scanning  
Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on December 13, 2008 09:58 

OCZ Introduces Premium Gold SDHC cards

4GB, 8GB, and 16GB sizes available

You can never have too many or too fast memory cards when you're shooting and OCZ Technology has unveiled their new Class 6 (150x) SDHC cards in sizes from 4GB to 16GB. The 16GB version will hold over 7500 shots at 6 megapixels JPG and over four hours of video shot at 6Mbps HD format. [MORE]

Keywords: ocz  memory  sdhc  
Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on December 13, 2008 10:11 
Last updated by: on December 13, 2008 10:11

SALE: Olympus Offers Free Shipping

Orders over $49.95 through January 11, 2009

Been delaying your order from the Olympus online store? Good news, your procrastination has been rewarded. Olympus will ship for free (via Ground) any purchase over $49.95 between now and January 11, 2009.

Keywords: olympus  
Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on December 13, 2008 10:15 

December 16, 2008

Lightroom 2.2 Update

New cameras added and issues addressed

Adobe has released the second update (patch) to Lightroom 2. The 2.2 update adds raw support for seven new camera models including the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Canon
PowerShot G10. The update also includes several refinements such as enhanced performance of the local adjustment tools.

In addition, Adobe's Camera Profiles are now available natively within Lightroom 2.2 and are provided automatically as part of this release. As the visual starting point for the raw processing workflow, camera profiles provide flexibility that "allows photographers to quickly achieve their desired rendering".

Release notes can be found HERE

 [MORE]

Keywords: adobe  lightroom  
Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on December 16, 2008 00:27 
Last updated by: on December 16, 2008 00:44

Dfx v2 Digital Filter Software Announced

Tiffen's latest release features more than 2,000 filters and masking

Long known for their on-camera filters, Tiffen has now released the second version of their Dfx filtering software. The product includes plug-ins for Photoshop and Aperture and over 1,000 new filters (over 2,000 total).

Dfx V2 retails for $99.95 and a 15-day trial can be downloaded at the link below. [MORE]

Keywords: tiffen  dfx  filter  digital darkroom  
Article posted by: Kevin L. Kitchens on December 16, 2008 15:26 


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