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C.A. Boylan Posted: Apr 01, 2008 0 comments

Key Chain Digital Photo Viewers
The eMotion Key Chain Digital Photo Viewer features rechargeable batteries and is available in silver, gold, or red with an oval, diamond, or heart shape. The screen measures 1.1" and you can download images directly from your computer by USB cable to the device's 4MB memory. The Viewer can store nearly 56 images...

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Jack Neubart Posted: Apr 01, 2008 0 comments

The digital camera in your hands provides you with loads of technology. It allows you to bracket automatically in a series of three or even five exposures, depending on model and user settings. But given the limited space on a memory card (notably when shooting raw at high pixel counts), the time spent to shoot all those frames, the limited buffer memory that you might fill up in...

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Jack Neubart Posted: Apr 01, 2008 0 comments

Collapsible light tents of various sizes and configurations have been all the rage of late. The precursor to many of these designs is the sweep table. Now, JTL has brought back this stalwart still life/small product shooting table in high style, adding portability and fairly easy setup.

Conventional sweep tables are usually set up and left in a corner of your studio...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Mar 01, 2008 0 comments

The Digital PRO-E Kit From Custom Brackets
The compact Digital PRO-E Kit was designed to accommodate today's popular digital cameras. It is crafted from durable, lightweight anodized aluminum and features a foam grip on the left side. The Digital PRO-E Kit is maintenance free and comes with a camera mounting plate. The retail price is $278. Contact:...

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Joe Farace Posted: Feb 01, 2008 0 comments

There are those situations when you can't (or don't want to) carry a tripod or there's just not enough space to set one up. That's when a monopod comes in handy. Monopods are the ideal camera support for nature photographers and backpackers, to who size and weight are important considerations. A monopod is especially useful when working with long lenses in...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Feb 01, 2008 0 comments

Delkin's FireWire 400/800 UDMA CompactFlash Reader
This Ultra Direct Memory Access reader is a one-slot external device that offers a data transfer speed of over 45MB/s, is PC and Mac compatible, and doesn't require a driver. It supports CompactFlash cards Types I and II, Microdrive, and UDMA-enabled cards. The reader comes with a FireWire 400 to...

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Jack Neubart Posted: Feb 01, 2008 7 comments

I've been a long-time proponent of Canon Speedlites, and also an avid follower of Metz flashes. I always liked the Metz for its sturdy quality and reliability--I'd owned a Metz potato masher (handlemount, in the old vernacular). But when I switched to the Canon EOS system, I became a devout Canon shoe-mount advocate, finding these flashes dependable and robust. I...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Jan 01, 2008 0 comments

Delkin's 305X UDMA CompactFlash PRO Cards
Delkin has released their 305X UDMA CompactFlash PRO cards and accessories. The cards feature high read/write speeds with a transfer capability of 45MB per second. The UDMA CompactFlash PRO cards are available in the following capacities: 1GB ($79.99), 2GB ($109.99), 4GB ($179.99), and 8GB ($299.99). Delkin also...

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Jason Schneider Posted: Jan 01, 2008 0 comments

Ever since Foveon, Inc., based in Santa Clara, California, announced their unique new image sensor design back in 2001, it has been the subject of some controversy. Foveon's initial promotional campaign proclaimed the virtues of their invention in glowing terms while denigrating the competition, with the predictable result being a background level of skepticism that persists...

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George Schaub Posted: Jan 01, 2008 0 comments

Two things have changed in determining the best bag for lugging around gear while traveling by plane--the type of gear a photographer travels with and the airline restrictions on carryon gear. These days there seems to be a need for more space for accessories required than actual camera and lens, what with more and more photographers traveling with laptops, card readers...

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Jack Neubart Posted: Jan 01, 2008 0 comments

Granted, when hand holding my Canon EOS 5D D-SLR, I prefer to use the optical viewfinder for the utmost stability. But there are many times when I'd be just as happy to view the subject on the LCD--except, of course, that this camera, unlike newer models, lacks a live view display.

Well, I've found just the device that gives my 5D that capability...

Jack Neubart Posted: Jan 01, 2008 0 comments

How can you make the most use out of that limited quantity of memory cards when on the road, especially on a long trip? The answer: a portable drive. When connected to a host computer via USB 2.0, all these devices are recognized as an external drive--but not immediately in some cases: it may require activation of a USB function on the device. Adding to the utility of many of...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Dec 01, 2007 0 comments

CineBags' CB-22 HD Backpack LT
HD Backpacks are designed to accommodate medium-sized digital video cameras or similar sized photographic equipment and a laptop computer. The bag features padded customizable interior compartments, a laptop compartment, a padded shoulder harness, organizer pockets, a tripod strap, and an exterior bottle holder. HD...

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George Schaub Posted: Nov 01, 2007 0 comments

Billed as a "large wheeled camera/computer case," the Pelican 283 (for short) can carry all your gear, and more, in a clever design that holds more than you could imagine in a carryon, wheeled case. In truth, when the entire bag is "together," it can be difficult to stow into an above-seat bin, my main criteria for a bag these days, and in fact the case is...

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Jack Neubart Posted: Nov 01, 2007 0 comments

Remember the old Kodak 18 percent Gray Card that we used as a neutral target to determine exposure, without undue influence from bright and dark tones? I still have a bunch of those lying around. There were several problems with the card; holding it the wrong way might cause a glaring hot spot. Second, it was cardboard, not built to last. Third, it didn't travel...

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