For articles, see F2 eZine Archive #12 Oct -Dec. 2002

Archive #12 - October-December 2002


Industry News #1

KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Pro 14n Digital Camera
Ultimate digital performance in an

easy-to-use SLR camera

You’ll see all the detail in your full 35 mm size image with the KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Pro 14n Digital Camera. This digital SLR camera has the industry's first full 35 mm size CMOS sensor and boasts an incredible 13.89 million total pixels. Choose the Basic mode for an easy, first-time shot. Or, select your preferences to give it the look you want. Now, you can also get the resolution you need with DCS Pro 14n’s variable-resolution raw files.

Designed for professional portrait, wedding, event, and commercial photography, the DCS Pro 14n adds speed to your workflow. Its FIREWIRE connectivity—at a 12 MB per second transfer rate—is up to four times faster than previous DCS Camera models.

The DCS Pro 14n Digital Camera—coming to a dealer near you from the industry leader in pro digital photography —Kodak Professional.

* Delivers the highest resolution images in the digital SLR market today—13.89 million total pixels.
* Features a unique full 35 mm size sensor (24 mm x 36 mm) with medium-format quality and enlargement capability. No lens magnification factor—get the same image with the lens as you would with film.
* Offers variable-resolution RAW and ERI-JPEG files.
* Transfers images ~3x to 4x faster than current FIREWIRE connectivity.
* Features a professionally enhanced, magnesium-alloy body.
* Safeguards your images with Picture Protection / KODAK PROFESSIONAL Extended Range Imaging Technology.
* Enables precise exposure control, TTL auto-white balance, and optimal color accuracy with 3D Digital Matrix Image Control.
* Gives D-TTL flash control for multi-sensor balanced fill-flash and manual control.
* Offers five-area autofocus with dynamic AF operation, focus-tracking, and LOCK-ON.
* Competitively priced.
More About DCS Pro 14n
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Features
 • Specifications / System Recommendations
 • Host Software
 • Catalog Numbers / Ordering
 • Questions and Answers
 • Service and Support

Latest Technology

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CMOS Image Sensors
 • Extended Range Imaging Technology (ERI)
 • DCS Custom Looks Software
 • DCS Photo Desk v2.0

Printable Product Information Sheets (PDF)

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uesday, October 8
KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Pro 14n Digital Camera

Features


* 13.89 million total pixel image sensor
* Full 35 mm frame CMOS sensor (24 mm x 36 mm)
* Selectable image size—
* 4536 x 3024 (13.7 MP)
* 3024 x 2016 (6 MP)
* 2268 x 1512 (3.4 MP)
* 1134 x 756 (1 MP)

* Selectable ISO from 80 to 800 in 1/3-stop increments
* Burst rate—1.7 frames/second
* Burst depth— ~8 images (full-resolution DCR mode)
* Large, bright color LCD panel for image analysis
* LCD user interface
* KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCR File Format Module
(compatible with ADOBE PHOTOSHOP Software)
* Magnesium-alloy enhanced camera body and SLR functionality
* NIKON F-mount
* DTTL-enabled hotshoe and pop-up flash
* PC connector for external flash sync
* 10-pin remote trigger port
* Vertical shutter release
* Orientation sensor (detects camera orientation +/- 90 degrees from horizontal, rotated about optical axis)
* Custom Li-Ion battery
* 12-bit dynamic range
* Composite-video out—NTSC or PAL
* Single channel audio

KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Pro 14n Digital Camera

Ordering Information

Camera CAT No.
KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Pro 14n Digital Camera 834 4269 
 
DCS Pro 14n Accessories CAT No.

Charger/AC Adapter 112 7976 
Replacement Battery 123 6199 
DC Power Module 164 1000 
4-pin IEEE Cable 164 7668 
Video Cable 181 7774 
1 GB IBM MicroDrive 178 3695 

KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Pro 14n Digital Camera

Specifications


* ISO Settings: 80 to 800
* 13.89 MP CMOS Sensor (4560 x 3048)
* 13.89 Million Total Pixels (4560 x 3048)
* 13.7 Million Effective Pixels (4536 x 3024)


* File size: 41 MB full-resolution TIFF file;
~15 MB full-res. compressed DCR file
* Bit depth: 36-bit color (12 bits per color) original capture
* Removable, rechargeable Li-Ion battery
* 1:1 focal length (no magnification)
* COMPACTFLASH or MultiMedia Card
* Size: 5.16 in. (131 mm) tall, 6.22 in.
(158 mm) wide, 3.5 in. (89 mm) deep
* Weight: 2 lb (907 g) without battery and memory card
* Conforms to FCC Class B, CE Mark
* Class B Declaration, VCCI Class B Certified

Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Eastman Kodak Company is an authorized licensee of the COMPACTFLASH trademark.

System Requirements


PC

* WINDOWS 2000, WINDOWS XP Systems
* 233 MHz PENTIUM II Processor or greater
* 256 MB RAM minimum, 512 MB RAM recommended
* IEEE 1394 OHCI PCI adapter cards
(if tethered without on-board 1394 port)


     MACINTOSH Systems

* MACINTOSH OS 9.04 or greater
* 300 MHz G3 or newer
* 256 MB RAM minimum, 512 MB RAM recommended




SAFETY RECALL NOTICE
Kodak DC5000 Zoom Digital Camera Owners

http://www.kodak.com/

Kodak, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling the DC5000 Zoom Digital Cameras due to a possible electrical shock hazard.

Consumers should stop using these cameras and contact Kodak immediately for a free inspection and repair.

Kodak DC5000 Zoom Digital Camera


This recall affects the DC5000 camera only.

We recognize that this may inconvenience you, but your safety and satisfaction are extremely important to us. Please make arrangements to return your DC5000 immediately.

Frequently Asked Questions
SAFETY RECALL NOTICE
Kodak DC5000 Zoom Digital Camera
- POSTED SEPTEMBER 2002

What should I do if I own a DC5000 Zoom Digital camera?
The most efficient way to initiate your return and if necessary, If you prefer, you may also call Kodak at 888-793-2977 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. EDT, Monday - Friday.

Does this recall involve any other Kodak camera?
No. This affects the DC5000 model only. No other Kodak cameras are affected by this recall.

How do I know if I have a DC5000 digital camera?
The model name and number are on both located on the front of the DC5000 (pictured below).





Industry News #2

APPLE Computers

The New IMac. Get your ducks lined up in a row
MAC...MAC... MAC...

buy a Mac for every member of the family
...mac, mac, mac

www.Apple.com

FREE - SPECIAL CLASSES - LEARN OSX
SEMINARS Online -
Posted Apple website 10-10--02
Perfectly focused: Digital Photography On MAC OSX




WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS SEMINAR

* Professional photographers thinking of switching to digital
* Advanced amateur photographers thinking of switching to digital

IN THIS SEMINAR YOU WILL LEARN

* The differences between digital and film
* How to configure a digital workstation
* What to look for in a digital camera
* The elements of the digital photography workflow
* How to get started using iPhoto as your digital light table
* How to get started using Adobe Photoshop as your digital darkroom
* How pros are making the transition to digital photography


SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS TO TAKE SEMINAR
* Netscape or Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher.
* You must have QuickTime 5.0 or higher installed.

FEATURED PRODUCTS
* Dual 1.25GHz Power Mac G4
* Titanium PowerBook G4
* 23-inch Apple Cinema HD Display
* 22-inch Apple Cinema Display
* 17-inch Apple Studio Display
* GretagMacbeth Eye-One Pro
* Digital Cameras
* Epson 2200 and 1280 Stylus Photo Printers

* Mac OS X
* .Mac membership
* Apple iPhoto
* Apple iDVD
* Adobe Photoshop
* Camera Bits Photo Mechanic


Note: Latest Edition - iMac with 17" screen

The new iMac is designed around a stunning 15-inch LCD flat screen that's brighter, sharper and easier on the eyes than old-fashioned CRT displays. And instead of requiring your neck, shoulders and back to do the adjusting, the new iMacís display literally glides through the air ó allowing you to effortlessly adjust its height or angle with a touch of your finger. Inside its ultra-compact 10.6-inch base lives the fastest iMac ever, with a Pentium-crushing 800MHz PowerPC G4 processor that blazes through Mac OS X applications. And our revolutionary SuperDrive that lets you burn your own DVDs in addition to custom CDs. Itís clear that the new iMac is several leaps ahead of any other computer out there. Just like its predecessor.

Three beautiful models
You have a choice of three new iMac models: the 800MHz iMac with SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW), 700MHz iMac with Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW ) or the 700MHz iMac with a CD-RW drive. All models ship with the fearsomely fast NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics processor for photorealistic games and spectacular 3D graphics.

Compact design saves desk space
How did we pack so much into such a small space? Credit a design approach that optimized every bit of space and resulted in no wasted corners. Starting with a custom-designed circular logic board that fills the entire diameter of the base, we created space to fit in a full-height optical drive such as the SuperDrive. On top of the optical drive are a high-capacity 3.5-inch hard disk drive and even the power supply ó a split design that tucks neatly into the top of the base.

Not just easy to use, itís easy to expand
Adding memory or installing an AirPort Card is simple, even for first-time computer users. Beneath the base is an access cover held in place by four screws. Remove the cover and youíll see slots for additional memory and an AirPort Card. Images printed under each of these slots show you how memory and the AirPort Card fit in the base when properly installed, so you donít even need to refer to a manual.

The aptly-named SuperDrive
iMac models with the superlative SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW) let you burn your own movies and photos that play in almost any standard DVD player. And of course you can play DVD movies on them as well.

www.Apple.com



Industry News #3

Welcome to the WORLD of Adobe and PhotoShop
PHOTOSHOP 7


Discover all that's new in the latest version of the professional image-editing standard. Find out why PC Magazine gives Photoshop 7.0 a perfect 5-star rating!

New: Resources for government professionals.
From the IRS to NASA, Adobe solutions are helping federal and local government organizations move the business of government online.

Acrobat wins Best of 2001 award.
Editors of PC Magazine praise document review and forms tools in Acrobat 5.0.

Download Acrobat Reader for Palm OS 2.0 (public beta).
View Adobe PDF files on handheld devices from Palm, Handspring, or Sony among others.

Save big and switch to InDesign.
QuarkXPress owners: Receive a $300 rebate plus free technical support and training when you buy InDesign 2.0.

Illustrator 10 rave reviews.
From Macworld to CNET, find out why this "must-have upgrade" is "freaking awesome!"

Try Adobe DesignTeam.
Conduct online reviews, share files, and track projects. Free 30-day trial.

Try Adobe.com on your PDA.
Get the latest news, events, and product information all at your fingertips. Got a new operating system? Find out how Adobe applications support Windows XPand Mac OS X.

CLASSROOM IN A BOOK
Adobe® Classroom in a Book®, the world's best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps educators and students to master Adobe software quickly and easily. Developed by experts at Adobe, this official training series for Adobe graphics and publishing software provides comprehensive, self-paced lessons.

Classroom in a Book is ideal as a course textbook or for an individual, since it offers complete self-paced training based on real-world projects. Classroom in a Book titles include lessons for intermediate and advanced techniques for both Windows® and Macintosh® and feature specially created template files (included on a CD).


Order Classroom in a Book titles at a 25% discount
Educational institutions may order Adobe Classroom in a Book titles through Peachpit Press. All orders from academic institutions (other than college bookstores) receive a 25% discount off the list price. Order as many titles as you want and get the 25% discount on all of them. For academic pricing and information,
visit the Peachpit Press Academic Resource Area or call 1-800-283-9444. http://peachpit.com/connect/academic/lobby.html

Photoshop 6 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide

2. Adobe Photoshop 6.0 Classroom in a Book

3. HTML 4 for the World Wide Web, Fourth Edition: Visual QuickStart Guide

4. Illustrator 9 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide

5. QuarkXPress 4 for Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide

6. Adobe Illustrator 9.0 Classroom in a Book

7. Flash 5 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide

8. Dreamweaver 4 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide

9. Non-Designer's Design Book

10. Non-Designer's Web Book, Second Edition



Industry News #4

Pockey, A New Breed of ďPortableĒ Hard Drives



www.PockeyDrives.com

USB 2 An excellent back up for PHOTO files

20 GB, 30 GB, and 40 GB models


FEATURES AND BENEFITS
The Pockey® Portable USB Hard Drive is the smallest, lightest, and most portable hard drive available. This removable storage device connects to your PC or Mac, laptop or desktop, via a USB cable. The Pockey® does not require any external power source so no AC adapter or batteries are necessary.
Plug and play, hot pluggable, and hot swappable features make the Pockey® convenient and easy to use. With a transfer rate of up to 1.5MB/sec and disk space up to 40 GB, the Pockey® also delivers powerful performance. With the Pockey®, you can take all your files with you wherever you go!

* Small, light, and ultra slim design makes Pockey® the most portable hard disk drive available.
* Powered via the USB cable, Pockey® does not need an AC adapter or batteries.
* Plug and play, hot pluggable, and hot swappable functions make Pockey® convenient and easy to use.
* Fast transfer rate makes it easy to copy or access large, multimedia files.
* Compatible with Mac or PC, laptop or desktop.
* Additional storage space for your computer.
* Fits in your pocket so you can take it anywhere.
* One USB connection cable included.
* FREE carrying case.
* A one year limited warranty.

APPLICATIONS

Personal: Store and transport digital photos, mp3 files, video files, DVD movies, and games.

Business: Transport presentations, programs, and other files to your business meetings. Store customer information, accounting data, and other business files and programs.

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

* Microsoft Windows® 98, 98SE, Me, 2000, or XP

* Macintosh® OS 8.6 or higher

* Available USB2 port compatible with USB

* CD-ROM Drive or Internet connection for Driver Download
HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS


Disk capacity: 20GB, 30 GB, and 40 GB models
Interface: USB (Universal Serial Bus)
Dimension: 127.5 (L) x 76.4 (W) x 13.5 (H) -- mm
5.02 (L) x 3.00 (W) x 0.53 (H) -- in.
Weight: 155 g (5.5 oz.)
USB Cable Length: 27.5 inches
Transfer Speed: Up to 1.5MB/sec
Shock: 150 G 2mS (operating)
700 G 2mS,120G 11mS (non-operating)


www.PockeyDrives.com


Industry News #5

      ROOM IN A BAG
A portable dressing room
www.MyPopUpRoom.com

( A WIPI Recommendation )

Ideal for
* Photographers
* Campground
* Poolside
* Beach
* Models
* Tradeshows* Swapmeets
* Vendors

Pop Up Room Includes

* 3 weight bags
* Ready to use in seconds
* Folds Flat for convenient travel and storage
* Comes in its own carying bag
* Includes 4 Tie down ropes and stakes
(these features are to keep the Pop Up Room stable in case it gets windy)

Weighs only 3 lbs!
The Pop Up Room can also be used as a mat for beach, pool side or the park.

Only $49.95 + $8.00 S&H (Additional $4.00 EA)

Just unzip the convenient carrying bag, and out it pops!
Requires no assembly.

It's Fast, Easy, and there are no messy parts.

Fits easily back into the carrying bag.

Click here for further product information or to order
      
    Copyright 2002 Arbella Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.


For articles, see F2 eZine Archive #12 Oct -Dec. 2002