Friday, November 2, 2007

Photography Soup (Friday November 2)

We are back with another edition of the Photography Soup. A couple of big features, creating a list of every single current digital camera from the major manufacturers, along with the start of PMA 2008 speculation, and the surprise introduction of Ricoh GRD2 further delayed our (almost) daily round-ups. We started yesterday with a number of interesting stories from The Imaging Insider, and we continue today with The Soup.


Around the Internets

  • The TZ3 has been described as a "fun zoom" and this a brand new blog, TZ3 for fun, focuses on the Panasonic TZ3.
  • Adorama continues their free 100 tips in 100 days with tip #54, Partial de-saturation for Hand-Colored Look.
  • The Photoshop Guys are back with Episode 105 of Photoshop User TV!
  • Lots of new updates at Digital Pro Talk including some great pictures such as Forest Morning and Monet Autumn by David Ziser.
  • Lots of updates at The Photoshop Insider where Scott Kelby informs us about a new look at Layers Magazine, a detailed discussion on photoediting ethics, and lots of other tips, news and information.
  • An interesting story on Samsung's digital camera strategy.
  • Time to get schooled at the Digital Photography School with tips from around the net.
  • Updates on the Canon 1D Mark III focusing issues and confessions at Photography Bay.
  • Terry White has published his 2007 Holiday Gift Guide using the new interactive PDF format. He also has an extensive look at the new Leopard, of interest to Apple users for sure!
  • dpreview has just posted a review of the Eye-fi memory card by Phil Askey himself. I kid you not! Check it out :) And dpreview founder Phil Askey has been voted PMDA Person of the Year.


    News from Japan via DigitalCamera.jp
  • Canon Japan confesses to 1D Mark III troubles
  • Fuji officially announces the Z10fd in Japan for a mid-November release at 30,000 yen. Also announced in Japan is the F480 for 25K yen.
  • Leicasonic (Leica + Panasonic) postpone the release of the highly anticipated 14-150 4/3rds lens for a future date.


    Inside the Imaging Insider
  • Non-stop imaging updates at the Imaging Insider. And if you don't want to miss an update, you can subscribe to the  Imaging Insider feed.
  • A Vanished Berlin through Roman Vischniac's lens.
  • GIMP 2.4.1 gets reviewed.
  • Anne Leibovitz podcast interview.
  • Celebrity photographer John Russo.
  • Phase One Capture 4 Beta 2 is now available! I call that P1C4B2 :)
  • An update on the Tibetan Photo Project.
  • What the Duck?
  • Recent digital camera reviews detected around the net include the Pentax Optio S10 (aka Walmart), Kodak V1003.


    Reading is fundamental
    Although Ansel Adams is no longer with us, we can still find new ways to present and enjoy his work. This is the case with the brand new book, Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs, released on October 29, 2007. We get the full spectrum of his work in a single volume, arranged chronologically and broken down in five periods. This is the 7th Ansel Adams book edited by Andrea G. Stillman. The book is 440 pages long, and sells for around $27 at Amazon.



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    Bargain Hunter's Corner
  • The Canon A560 at $135, the Digital Rebel 350D XT with kit lens $530, Nikon D40 with 18-55 DX for $490, Olympus E410 two-lens kit for $719, Casio EX-Z600 at $160, Davis & Sanford Traveler Tripod for $15 and tons more at the Digital Camera Sale at J&R World!icon

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