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The Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD boasts an impressive zoom range in a relatively compact package. How does it perform? We took a look.
The PhotoPlus Expo 2001 will be held between November 1st and 3rd at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. New digital camera products which will be shown at the exhibition will include Olympus's E-20N, Nikon D1x, Nikon Coolpix 5000, Canon PowerShot S30 / S40 and Canon EOS-1D (as well as others). We will update this article as soon as the organisers of PhotoPlus Expo confirm other products which may be on show.
New digital camera products at PhotoPlus Expo 2001:
October 1, 2001, NY, NY Photo District News (PDN), the leading publication for professional photographers, announced today new photography products to be unveiled by the top-selling photography companies at PhotoPlus Expo at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City November 1-3, 2001. Leading photo companies, such as Olympus, Nikon, Canon and others will take advantage of the large volume of press, customers, and photography experts attending PhotoPlus Expo to demonstrate new cameras and accessories for the first time.
New Digital Cameras:
Olympus will demonstrate for the first time, the D-40 "worlds smallest 4 Megapixel digital camera;" as well as new never-before-seen digital cameras, the E-20N, a 5 Megapixel SLR with the first dual interlaced and progressive scan CCD system and the hot consumer model, the Brio D-230. Other unannounced Olympus products will also be introduced at PhotoPlus Expo.
Nikon will show its new D1 digital SLRs, the D1X for the best possible image quality and the D1H for motor drive speed. Both use a wide range of Nikkor lenses. Nikon will also display its just announced CoolPix 5000, a 5 Megapixel camera that offers a wide range of new and expanded features.
Leading off Kodaks list of new products, is the just introduced DCS 720x high-end digital SLR that Kodak says has a shutter response speed said to "rival that of conventional film cameras." The Kodak Professional DSC Pro Back Plus is the very latest version of Kodaks recently introduced 16-million pixel digital camera back, which now can be used with any medium format camera with an electronic shutter. Kodaks new Ultima Picture Paper line is a heavy weight inkjet paper with longevity ratings of 20-to more than 30 years depending on the printer used.
Canon will be introducing its new high-end 4 Megapixel digital SLR, the EOS-1D, capable of 8fps for 21 frames (JPEG) using a 28.7mm x 19.1mm chip. The 1D generally has the look, feel, tough construction and long list of functions of Canons flagship EOS1V. There is also a new 16mm-35mm f/2.8L USM wide-angle zoom which will deliver an excellent range of wide-angle coverage with the EOS-1D and a brand new macro ring light flash system.
Hasselblad is showing its brand new 905SWC, the latest in their super-wide camera line with a permanently attached Zeiss Biogon 38mm lens that has been upgraded to CFi status with a completely recalculated optical design. Also worth a look are Hasselblad 501 and 503 SLRs, available for the first time in colors.
Phase One will have its 16-million pixel digital recording back, the LightPhase H20 on demo. It uses a square 4,020 x 4,020 pixel CCD sensor from Eastman Kodak producing a 48MB, 24-bit RGB file using Phase One algorithms. The H20 has all the features of Phase Ones LightPhase series and supports a wide range of studio and view cameras.
Sinar Bron will be demonstrating the Sinarback HR, a digital camera back that, when combined with the Sinar Macroscan, can produce a capture as high as 75 million pixels. The Cyber Kit is a compact battery-powered solution that allows the use of a Sinarback on location without the need of a laptop computer. Making its U.S. premier is the Sinar CeMagYK prepress module for the Sinarbacks CaptureShop program, for professional sharpening, scaling, and image preparation for output and color separation.
The Pano-WideView from Better Light is "the first and only 4x5 digital
system available today." The Pano/WideView is basically a motorized precision turntable that serves as a solid base for holding and rotating a view camera equipped with any Better Light scan back producing high res 360° seamless panoramic images.
At the FotoCare booth, CreoScitex will be demonstrating the EverSmart Jazz high-end desktop scanners tailored to the needs of photographers, offering "high resolution over the entire scanning format, maximum uniform quality and sharpness and almost unlimited resolution." Also on display will be the CreoScitex Iris Iproofer desktop CMYK proof printer.
Epsons latest scanner, the Perfection 2450 Photo, is a combination flatbed and film scanner with an optical resolution of 2400 dpi. The Epson six-color Stylus Photo 785EPX produces 2880 x 1440 dpi borderless 8 x 10 inch inkjet prints and has a built-in PC Card slot to print photos without a computer. Epsons ColorLife Photo Paper is for dye-based inkjet printers offering outstanding lightfastness and increased resistance to atmospheric contaminants.
The latest member of the Fujifilm Pictrography family is the model 4000II Printer, which is much faster that the original Pictrography 4000 model and has new Mac and Windows print drivers plus multiple paper size choices. Fuji will also have its latest films, including Fuji Neopan 100 Acros, an ISO 100 black and white film. The FinePix 6900 Zoom digital camera uses a 3.3 million octagonal Super CCD sensor that yields a 6 Megapixel picture.
Lenses & Accessories:
Tamron will have its latest lens, the AF75-300mm F/4-5.6 LD Ultra-Telephoto Zoom on show along with the latest version of their highly successful wide-angle to telephoto zoom, the AF28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 Super II Macro LD Aspherical (IF) model. See also the 3-lens Bronica 645RF 6x4.5 medium format rangefinder camera system.
Strobe makers, Dyna-Lite Inc., will be debuting one of the most unique close-up lighting systems ever available. The ML-1000 is a multiple fiber optic strobe system described as "the worlds most powerful and controllable light source for micro and macro photography."
Mamiya America will have the latest Profoto Acute "e" 600WS and 1200WS strobe power packs and heads. These are the smallest and lightest ever offered by ProFoto and are aimed at studio photographers on a budget. Also from Mamiya is the L-358 Flash Master described as an advanced yet easy to operate precision exposure analyzing meter. It incorporates the latest electronic technology including an analyzing function that "simplifies the metering of mixed-lighting situations."
ColorVisions new Monitor Spyder, used to color calibrate computer monitors, is said to have a combination of sensors and filters that more closely matches the human eyes response than three or four filter type colorimeters. It is offered as a suite, including either PhotoCal or OptiCal calibration software.
The Crumpler bag line from Australia is described as tough, waterproof, spongy and strong and born for the hard miles. A number of different models are available including camera bags, laptop bags and other shoulder-type designs.
Quantums new D30 power cord allows both the Canon D30 digital camera and the Canon 550EX flash to be powered simultaneously by a single Quantum high voltage rechargeable Turbo Battery. They have a similar option for Nikon and Kodak digital SLRs and Nikon speedlites.
Velbons latest tripod, the MAXi343E (available from Hakuba USA Inc.), extends to a height of 62-inches from a remarkably compact length of 17.5 inches using a unique Trunnion Shaft system that weighs just 1.9 lbs.
Film Processing & Software:
Specialist film processor, drwoodfoto, has relocated to New York City and will be showing a number of significant improvements in their unique dr5-chrome black and white transparency process that produces black and white transparencies from black and white negative films.
JOBOs Digital Album, used to download digital camera images from a range of storage cards, is now available in a 20GB version with the same features introduced with the original 10GB model.
nik multimedias nik Sharpener Pro! Inkjet & Internet is a new software package designed specifically for optimizing digital images for inkjet prints or Internet images.
Over 200 exhibitors will be present with never-before-seen product introductions. Other news at the show will include products under non-disclosure that cant be discussed until right before or during the show, so please stay posted on new announcements at the PhotoPlus Expo web site at http://www.photoplusexpo.com/2001/east/newprod.html.
PhotoPlus Expo is geared for both professional and advanced amateur photographers as well as production and prepress professionals, creative directors, art buyers, graphic designers, stock photography professionals, web designers/architects, content providers and more.
Exposition Hours: Thursday, November 1 Friday, November 2 10:00 AM 5:00 PM, Saturday, November 3 10:00 AM 4:00 PM.
For more information and to register for the seminars and show, visit our web site at: http://www.photoplusexpo.com or call 866-693-1005 or 972-906-6800.
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