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November 1, 2005

Album and Frame Resources

In the November issue of Professional Photographer, Susan Powers, M.Photog.Cr., commented on the state of the photo album, its future as an archival medium, the forms it takes, and the styles available. Here we provide a list of Album and Frame companies for your research  convenience.

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Nikon unveils the new D200 digital SLR camera

200511bc_nikond200front 10.2-megapixel D200 digital SLR delivers outstanding image quality with blazing speed, rugged construction and intelligent features

Melville, NY— Nikon today introduced the highly anticipated new D200 – a precision-engineered, high performance digital SLR camera designed to satisfy the requirements of passionate and demanding photographers. Combining brand new technologies with advanced features inherited from Nikon’s venerable D2X professional digital SLR camera, the D200 incorporates more must-have features than any other camera in its class, enabling photographers to capture images in a way once reserved only for professionals.

The D200 promises an extremely satisfying shooting experience, with a winning combination of quality, performance, construction and advanced system features.  Employing a newly developed 10.2 effective megapixel Nikon DX Format CCD image sensor, the D200 captures images with remarkable resolution and clarity.  Its sophisticated 1,005-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II system ensures ideal exposures while an advanced Nikon image processing engine renders images with superb clarity and smooth color gradations.  The D200 reacts with lighting speed, powering-up in a mere 0.15 seconds, and firing in an imperceptible 50 millisecond shutter release lag time.  It can shoot five frames per second with a drastically shortened viewfinder blackout time of just 105 milliseconds between shots.  Its large, bright viewfinder offers 0.94X magnification for comfortable and precise composition while a new 2.5-inch LCD screen provides ultra-wide 170-degree viewing angle from all directions.  With an all new 11-area Autofocus system, robust control of Nikon’s  i-TTL Creative Lighting System and advanced Wi-Fi image-transmission options*, the D200 is a perfect fit for discriminating photographers and a natural choice for wedding, event and action photographers.

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Canon EOS 5D

200511bc_5dfront Sneak Preview: Canon EOS 5D, digital nirvana for $3K?

By Joe Farace

The new EOS 5D fits into the same “good, better, best” strategy that Canon uses with their film-based SLRs. It’s plopped down right in the middle of their product line between the EOS 20D and Canon’s 1D alphabet soup models. Unlike the EOS 3 that looks and feels more like an EOS 1, the 5D’s magnesium-alloy body reminds me more of a chunky20D, but where else are you gonna find an SLR with a “full-size” chip for $3,299.95?

While the original EOS 1Ds had a full-sized chip that was the equivalent of a mounted 35mm slide’s opening, the 5D’s imager is slightly less (23.9x35.8mm) than the revered 24x36mm standard but it's close enough. I asked Canon, "Is this the same chip used in the original 1Ds?" The answer, from a source I trust, was, “nope, it’s not.” But I still wonder...

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