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Jason Heller | Sep 4, 2007 2:00 AM
Panasonic today introduced the newest member of its digital single-lens reflex (SLR) camera line, the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-L10, the company's first SLR with Face Detection. The DMC-L10 also offers an advanced 2.5 inch Live View LCD which can rotate 270 degrees, enabling versatile shooting options, and making it easy and convenient to shoot from high or low angles. Complete with a 10.1-megapixel Live MOS Sensor, the DMC-L10 includes an advanced, Supersonic Wave Filter system that prevents dust from collecting on the sensor and degrading photo quality. "Panasonic's advanced digital imaging technologies, including Optical Image Stabilization and Intelligent ISO control settings, are helping LUMIX compact digital cameras make a name for themselves in this industry, "said Alex Fried...
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Jason Heller | Sep 1, 2007 2:00 AM
Attention all underwater photographers! Here is another chance to display your talents of capturing the beauty of the underwater world. Oceana's Dive Program is announcing the start of an underwater photo contest designed to highlight photographer's passions for sharing their diving adventures with others. "We think it's a great way for aspiring photographers to get some exposure," said Suzanne Garrett, Oceana's Dive Program Coordinator. "It's all about sharing experiences and presenting new ideas"...
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Jason Heller | Aug 31, 2007 2:00 AM
"We feel a deep sense of connection with the ocean and its reefs and with that connection comes responsibility. Although we have lost almost a quarter of the planet's reefs, those we see in this book still thrive - we are capable of saving them." - Sylvia A. Earle, from the foreword to Reef Following in the steps of DK's highly acclaimed Rainforest , Reef is a vibrant full-color photographic celebration of the world's "rainforests of the sea" that pictorially progresses through an ecological chain that goes from algae, sponges, and mollusks, to the thousands of fishes that make their homes there, while showcasing coral reefs as one of nature's most magnificent creations...
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Jason Heller | Aug 29, 2007 2:00 AM
Well...we hit a milestone last week - our 100th pro gallery. We're pretty psyched! That's 100 of the best, most prolific, talented and inspirational, underwater photographers in the world. We set out to develop THE gallery of all underwater photo galleries - a way to feature the top pros, the image makers whose images transcend time and place and touch our emotions. We say a very heartfelt and humbled "thank you" to all the photographers who have helped to make the DPG Galleries one of the most unique and special anywhere, online or offline. Through their imagery, these photographers have helped make DivePhotoGuide, and the world, a better place. Yes - the world. All of the photographers featured in our galleries have created images for editorial and/or advertising, which has helped to directly or indirectly create increased awareness and appreciation of the underwater world...
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Jason Heller | Aug 23, 2007 2:00 AM
Canon didn't have very long to bask in its glory after introducing its pro level EOS 1Ds Mark III ($7,999) and advanced EOS 40D ($1,299) on Monday, August 20. Sure, those cameras are going to be big hits among the Canon faithful who already own Canon lenses, flash units, and accessories. But I think the Nikon faithful may have even more to celebrate now that the new 12.1MP Nikon D3 ($4,999 body) and the 12.3MP Nikon D300 ($1,799) have arrived. Are either of these new Nikon DSLRs good enough to instead steal the spotlight away from Canon's latest and greatest? And do either of these new Nikon's offer more features and higher potential performance for underwater shooters? The answer is no, yes, yes, and yes. When most photographers begin to compare the features and specs of the two pro models:the Nikon D3 and EOS 1Ds Mark III, the megapixel difference is going to jump out immediately. The Canon has 21.1MP, and the Nikon only has 12.1MP. So in terms of pure resolution and the ability to capture detail, Canon will certainly win in a resolution test. But experienced digital shooters will recognize that the maximum difference between 12.1MP and 21.1MP will probably be less than 20% in terms of resolution, since it takes four times as many pixels to double the resolution of a sensor. Still, I've got to hand it to Canon for upping the DSLR megapixel ante, and have to wonder why Nikon didn't think it wise to add a few more pixels to the D3 sensor...
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Jason Heller | Aug 23, 2007 2:00 AM
Canon didn't have very long to bask in its glory after introducing its pro level EOS 1Ds Mark III ($7,999) and advanced EOS 40D ($1,299) on Monday, August 20. Sure, those cameras are going to be big hits among the Canon faithful who already own Canon lenses, flash units, and accessories. But I think the Nikon faithful may have even more to celebrate now that the new 12.1MP Nikon D3 ($4,999 body) and the 12.3MP Nikon D300 ($1,799) have arrived. Are either of these new Nikon DSLRs good enough to instead steal the spotlight away from Canon's latest and greatest? And do either of these new Nikon's offer more features and higher potential performance for underwater shooters? The answer is no, yes, yes, and yes. When most photographers begin to compare the features and specs of the two pro models:the Nikon D3 and EOS 1Ds Mark III, the megapixel difference is going to jump out immediately. The Canon has 21.1MP, and the Nikon only has 12.1MP. So in terms of pure resolution and the ability to capture detail, Canon will certainly win in a resolution test. But experienced digital shooters will recognize that the maximum difference between 12.1MP and 21.1MP will probably be less than 20% in terms of resolution, since it takes four times as many pixels to double the resolution of a sensor. Still, I've got to hand it to Canon for upping the DSLR megapixel ante, and have to wonder why Nikon didn't think it wise to add a few more pixels to the D3 sensor...
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Jason Heller | Aug 21, 2007 2:00 AM
After the recent information (or rumour) that Sony is releasing a 14mp DSLR - either Alpha200 or Alpha300, and since the D200, Sony and Nikon have beem working in lock step, we are curious to hear the final specs of the D-300 and the D3X...
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Jason Heller | Aug 20, 2007 2:00 AM
Following months of intense anticipation by Digital SLR enthusiasts worldwide, the EOS 40D DIGITAL SLR Camera from Canon U.S.A., Inc. is scheduled to begin sailing into stores in early September. Building on the success of Canon's perennially popular "prosumer" EOS 20D and 30D models, the EOS 40D advances the state-of-the-art for mid-range Digital SLR cameras, making it a natural first choice for advanced amateur photographers and entry-level professionals, and an ideal second body for more established photo pros. Indeed, given the level of feature upgrades and improvements, technological wizardry and user-requested creative controls, the Canon EOS 40D SLR's "prosumer" appellation may refer more to its accessible price point than to the exceptional quality, clarity and resolution of the images it creates...
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Jason Heller | Aug 20, 2007 2:00 AM
The new 21.1-megapixel, full-frame Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III Digital SLR* camera brings the power of Canon U.S.A., Inc.'s professional imaging excellence and innovation into sharper focus than ever before. While Canon's EOS-1D series has dominated the 35mm-based professional Digital SLR market for the past six years, the new EOS-1Ds Mark III Digital SLR takes Canon's pro-digital prowess into and the realm of high-fashion and commercial photo studios where bulkier, medium-format cameras previously reigned...
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Jason Heller | Aug 20, 2007 2:00 AM
On August 20 Canon announced the arrival of its next generation of advanced and pro-level DSLRs, the 10.1MP Canon EOS 40D ($1.299 body only street price) and the 21.1MP EOS 1Ds Mark III ($7,999 body only, street price). Both of these cameras should be a big hit for underwater photography enthusiasts and pros, especially those who already own Canon lenses and compatible flash systems. In addition to overall improvements in image quality (higher resolution, better noise reduction, and greater dynamic range) and autofocusing performance, both cameras now feature a large 3-inch LCD with a live preview mode that lets you see the image through the lens
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