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Canon announces PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II printer

Canon has also announced the PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II 14 inch professional inkjet printer. Compared to the previous model, the Mark II offers three times faster black and white printing, supports third-party media and includes a new Ambient Light Correction feature. The addition of 16 bits per channel printing offers a wider color gamut (with 276 trillion colors). In addition, a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop is provided that enables Canon EOS users to directly print RAW files without converting to a compressed format. The Pro9000 Mark II is priced at $499 USD (£499). [via Digital Photography Review]

Read the full review here.

Canon Introduces Speedlite 270EX Compact Flashgun

Canon has also introduced the Speedlite 270EX entry-level flashgun, replacing the Speedlite 220EX with a smaller but more powerful unit. Unlike the 220EX, the new model features a 90 degrees tilting zoom head. It also offers a near-silent recycling in a time of just 3.9 seconds and a guide number of 27 meters. Powered by two AA batteries, this flashgun is compatible with all recent Canon cameras. [via Digital Photography Review]

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The Online Photographer has made a deal with Ctein and not only can you view these beautiful dye transfer prints but you can even own them for a steal of a price.

For about a year now, I’ve been after our regular contributor, Ctein, to see if he’d be willing to offer to our readership a fine example of a dye transfer print for a bargain price. Dye transfer (Ctein is perhaps the leading expert in the world today on dye transfer printing from color negatives—other specialists tend to work from transparencies) is the print equivalent of Kodachrome, the granddaddy of deluxe color techniques. Even in its heyday it was reserved for Rolls-Royce projects: advertising photography for reproduction and museum exhibition prints. It has always been expensive.

To really “get” what photographic print quality is all about, you need to see it for yourself. Words only go so far. [via TOP]

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Over on Epic Edits, Brian has begun a very good discussion of the term “limited print edition.” If you’ve considered using such marketing ideas, you really should read some of his research first.

Begin with What Exactly is a “Limited Edition” print?

I consider a limited edition print to require a signature and number at a minimum. The print should be produced directly by the artist, or under direct supervision of the artist (such as working with a professional print maker). Any size is okay with me (but no smaller than 12″ at the longest dimension), and any size counts as part of the same limited edition. Reprints, such as those from ImageKind, are perfectly fine during or after the limited edition and they shouldn’t devalue the signed prints. Limited edition prints are collectible pieces of art and their value should increase over time.

After you’ve read that post, jump on over to A Closer Look at “Limited Editions.”

In this post Brian offers some suggestions and examples on the legal perspective, definition perspective, historic perspective, modern perspective and of course, your own perspective of the definition of the term “Limited Edition.”

Over on the Online Photographer, there is an article on improving print tonality from a guest writer, Ctein. I could try to tell you what and how, but Ctein does a very good job of that and with photos too. So go check it out. This is very good for any photograph but especially if you are particular about the fine gradations in your photos or if you want large prints of your photos.

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