The Mystery of RAW Converters

Wetpixel editor Eric Cheng writes about different RAW converters and what you might expect from each of them. Is JPG better than RAW in certain situations? Why do sunballs look so bad after RAW conversion? Note that there is a Canon slant to the article, so you Nikon folk out there might want to get your barf-bags ready.

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Wetpixel Server Status (IMPORTANT)

Hi, readers. Wetpixel has outgrown its current server, so we may be down intermittently over the next couple of weeks. I'm working on migrating to a different server, which should only take a day or two once I flip the switch. During that time, the forums may be disrupted, but it should only be a temporary problem! Please bear with me while I fix this problem. -Eric

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Delkin USB Bridge

Rob Galbraith has gotten a chance to test the Delkin USB Bridge - a product that allows users to connect two USB devices without using a computer.  The unit tested was USB1.1 o­nly, not the faster USB2.0  Applications for digital photographers are many, but a few that I can think of right off the bat are: connecting your digital camera directly to a portable USB hard drive, connecting a camera directly to a portable CD or DVD writer, and copying images from o­ne CF card to another using 2 card readers.  Rob tested a prototype unit.  Delkin's announced price is $70 US.

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Free issue of Fathoms Photo

Free issue of Fathoms

Wetpixel members only: get a free issue of Fathoms, a high-quality dive magazine with great articles and underwater photography spreads! To get your free issue, log-in to Wetpixel and click on "Promotions - Free Stuff" in the side menu area. Look for the Fathoms link, click through, and fill out the form. If you are not yet a Wetpixel member, please sign-up today! We don't share your member information, and would love to have you in our community.

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Digital Shootout Fiji 2004 Webcast

Hello, from Fiji! James and I are having a great time here at the Digital Shootout 2004 in Taveuni. It's been a lot of fun to spend time with the participants and the Backscatter, Light & Motion, and Optiquatics guys. I'm in the process of uploading a web report of the first three days of the Digital Shootout. The modem is slow; expect the upload to be completed in an hour or two!

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Digital Shootout Fiji Webcast 2004

Eric Cheng and James Wiseman report from Taveuni, Fiji, where they are participating as staff in this year's Digital Shootout in Fiji. The Digital Shootout is a learning event sponsored by Backscatter, Light & Motion, and Optiquatics. This year's lecturers include Backscatter's Berkley White, professional marine photographer Jim Watt, Adobe evangelists Julieanne Kost and Daniel Brown, Richard Todd of Todd Productions, and Wetpixel's Eric Cheng.

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