PMA 2001 - February 14, 2001
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Silicon Film gets real! Working samples of EFS-1 at PMA!
12:47 EST - A "digital film" device for your film-based SLR? - A device called the EFS-1 from Silicon Film Technologies has the unfortunate reputation of being one of the most infamous "vaporware" products in recent memory. That seems to be changing though, as working sample units were shown at PMA this year, and shipments are slated for June. Given that working units were being demonstrated live on the show floor, there may actually be some hope of production units actually appearing this time around...

Few products have generated the ongoing "buzz" on the internet that the "digital film" cartridge being developed by Silicon Film Technologies. This is now the third year that the product has been bandied about a PMA show, but it seems that it's actually nearing reality. The concept is simple: A device the size and shape of a 35mm film cannister with a "flag" sticking out the side that lays across the... (More)



Most amazing product at the show! Epson 5500 - The Death Knell for Silver Halide?
12:22 EST - Without a doubt, one of the most impressive (flat out amazing, really) products we saw at PMA this year was Epson's 5500 professional-level ($3,495) inkjet printer. More than any product we've seen recently, the 5500 shows the way things will be in the future, and marks a transition from one way of doing things (silver halide-based color output technology) to another (archival inkjet-based printing). We don't view ourselves as being the least bit hyperbolic when we label this printer as the "death knell of silver halide."

In recent years, inkjet printers have made great strides, both at the consumer and professional level. Yet, regardless of how good inkjet technology got, we've always had the feeling that photographic technology (based on silver halide imaging) was in various ways superior. Until now. With their latest professional-grade printer (the Stylus Color Pro 5500, announced Monday 2/12/2001), Epson has at... (More)

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