Leica M9 shown at the 1ProPhoto.Com networking event 09/17/2009

by JamesNYCSeptember 25. 2009 08:44

Leica M9 shown at the 1ProPhoto.Com networking event 09/17/2009


Dallas/Fortworth Airport

by JamesNYCSeptember 25. 2009 07:59
Lou Jones

On a recent cross-country assignment photographer Lou Jones and his assistant found themselves with multiple delays at the airport. "We amused ourselves in the confusion at the airport gates. Travelers are searching the arrival/departure monitors for information or truth that is just never there."

Lou Jones is also the author of: Speedlights & Speedlites: Creative Flash Photography at Lightspeed



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1ProPhoto.Com - networking event 09 17 2009

by JamesNYCSeptember 18. 2009 09:50

Hey didn't get a chance to stop by our FREE BEER networking event this month?
Well here's what you missed. The new Leica S2 & Leica M9, reps from Bogen, Chimera, FREE food, FREE beer.

But don't worry, 1ProPhoto.Com does a networking event every month at a different location, and with different vender reps.
Sign up for our newsletter and join our face book group to stay up to date with 1ProPhoto.Com and all of our events and workshops.


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Events | General

Pay the Writer (photograper) - Harlan Ellison

by JamesNYCAugust 23. 2009 21:59

Color Workflow for the Photographer

by JamesNYCJuly 7. 2009 09:04
Join Joe Brady of MAC group for an hour-long presentation on color workflow for photographers

“Magic Lantern” – firmware hack for Canon EOS 5D Mark II released as open platform

by JamesNYCJuly 6. 2009 08:04
There is a Lot-O-Love for teh Canon 5D MKII so mauch so that peopel have gone so far as to hack the firmware and create new features for teh camera by hacking the firmware.

“Magic Lantern is an open platform for developing enhancements to the amazing Canon 5D Mark II full frame digital SLR.” Though it also has some pretty significant warnings about possible dangers with the pre-release version. So, don’t download and install unless you read the entire wiki! Progress to date features these key components:
  • Onscreen stereo audio meters
  • Full-time cropmarks
  • Zebra stripes for overexposed regions
  • Fixed audio gain (+10 dB analog, +12 dB digital) with -NO AGC-
  • Live headphone monitoring on A/V jack (without disabling LCD)
  • printf() to the bitmap display
  • GUI event viewer (press Picture Style button)

Follow this link to check out the latest firmware hach by Trammell Hudson on his Planet 5D.com blog

Magic Lantern firmware introduction from Trammell Hudson on Vimeo.

Phase One buys Leaf Imageing

by JamesNYCJune 25. 2009 18:05
In a press release today it was announced that Phase One will be buying Leaf Imaging. (see the press release link below.)

Phase One has been the dominant player in the high end digital capture market for the past 5 years due in no small part to the versatility of it's Capture One Pro software which allows tethered digital capture from Phase One medium format digital backs and also high end consumer grade DSLR's. Capture One Pro has also been the most feature rich digital capture program available to professional users and is considered by many to be the best software to use when it comes to processing RAW files.

Phase One and Leaf medium format digital backs have consistently dominated the professional digital capture market; with Hasselblad and Sinar combined only accounting for somewhere around 10% (based on our surveys in the NYC and LA markets.).

Certainly the current debate about which digital back produces the best digital file will now become mute. And by the release of Capture One Pro V.6.0 we could probably expect to see the best of both worlds creating a medium format capture system that is second to none.

Probably the best thing in my opinion that could come out of this would be the possibility of being able to use a Phase One back on an AFi body. As I have stated previously; I believe that the Leaf AFi camera is currently the best functioning and most versitile (in terms of lens options) medium format camera currently on the market. Those that follow this site may have noticed the conspcuious absense of any commentary by me regarding the Phase One 645 Camera since its release more than a year ago.

Imagine the possibilities:
Phase One digital Back LEAF AFi body   Carl Zeiss Lens = Unbeatable combination

COPENHAGEN and TEL AVIV, June 25, 2009 -- Phase One A/S, in conjunction with senior management employees of Leaf, today announced that they have created a new entity, Leaf Imaging Ltd., to purchase certain assets of the Leaf camera business. The assets include the "Leaf" brand product names, engineering design and production tools. The new entity will also enter into an intellectual property license with Eastman Kodak Company that is royalty-bearing to Kodak. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


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PocketWizard Introduces the ZoneController

by JamesNYCJune 17. 2009 22:37
To make multiple light set-ups easy to adjust when using the ControlTL™ system, PocketWizard introduces the ZoneController. The ZoneController gives the photographer control over three independent zones of light whether working in E-TTL or manual mode. The PocketWizard ZoneController will be available late summer.


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Leaf Releases Leaf Capture 11.2.7 Software

by JamesNYCJune 5. 2009 08:31
Leaf is pleased to announce the release of an update to its highly acclaimed Leaf Capture software. Leaf Capture 11.2.7 delivers improvements for Leaf’s latest digital back and camera models, the AFi-II 10 and Aptus-II 10, offering an extended ISO range and improved shooting burst speeds.

Of special note, is Leaf’s new ‘Lens Calibration’ feature, which allows Leaf AFi-II 10 and Aptus-II 10 users to create their own custom lens calibration files for any lens they have.  These calibration files ‘describe’ certain characteristics of the lens so that photographers can obtain the absolute best image quality available. 

For Leaf AFi-II 10 and Aptus-II 10 customers who do not wish to go to the extent of making their own custom lens calibration files, Leaf provides a separate CD, which contains factory defined lens calibration files for some of the most commonly used lenses.  These files are customized and tested individually for each sensor.

Leaf Capture 11.2.7 can be downloaded here: http://www.LeafAmerica.com

Hasselblad realeases Phocus V.1.2 for Mac

by JamesNYCJune 4. 2009 08:24
Release of Phocus 1.2 for Mac
Phocus 1.2 for Mac has been released and features a number of major enhancements!
Version 1.2 has been improved dramatically with regards to speed and performance, plus been endowed with several new features and workflow enhancements.

Speed and Performance
  • Improved tethered capture performance
  • Improved export speed
  • Improved viewer performance
  • Grey scale tool
  • Navigator tool
  • Export direct from 3FR raw file
  • Export to PSD 8 & 16 bit
  • Improved viewer sharpness
  • Ejecting of volumes from file browser
  • Custom Date format via name preset
  • Tool bar control for show/hide options of main window
  • Improved print functionality

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