Archive for January, 2008

Herbert Keppler, 1925-2008

We are sorry to report that Herbert Keppler passed away on January 4, 2008.
This is a sad time for Popular Photography and the whole photography world.
Please visit our special Burt Keppler page for our continued tributes to this inspiring photographer, writer, colleague, and friend.

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Newsletter Sweepstakes: Win a Mpix Photo Book

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Sony Develops Full-Frame 24.81-Megapixel CMOS Sensor

Sony has announced that it has developed a new CMOS sensor for digital SLRs that has the same imaging area as a frame of 35mm film and offers 24.81-megapixel effective resolution. The company says it will capture images with a broad dynamic range and high signal-to-noise ratios. Its full-frame 6.3fps scanning mode also promises to support fast digital SLR shooting modes.

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Sony A350

Sony Alpha A350 digital SLR camera : Sony is bringing live-view shooting to its digital SLR camera line with the 14.2-megapixel Alpha A350 DSLR camera. The new Sony A350 features new technologies that make picture taking faster, easier, and more familiar for first-time DSLR users. The Alpha 350 offers Sony’s new “Quick AF Live View” technology so you can frame photos on the camera’s LCD without sacrificing auto-focusing speed common to other live-view systems. Sony’s innovative Pentamirror Tilt mechanism directs light to a dedicated live view image sensor, enabling fast and responsive TTL phase-detection auto-focusing, even during live view. Eliminating the focus delay of other systems, the new Sony A350 is equally responsive whether using live view or optical viewfinder.

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