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Dave Howard Posted: Jun 01, 2005 Published: Jul 01, 2005 0 comments

A monopod can be as simple as a walking stick with a 1/4"-20 camera screw on top, or a high-end industrial model created for field use with professional TV and video cameras. Yet many photographers fail to comprehend their benefits, other than being handy for chasing the cat out from under the bed. They reason that if you can't shoot handheld for whatever reason, then...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: May 01, 2005 0 comments

Binoculars With Dual Rubber Covering
Two models of a new Ultra Lite collection of binoculars from Swift Optics are said to be the first and only ones having two different types of rubber covering for improved durability, shock absorption, and comfort. The outer edges have harder rubber for protection against bangs and bumps, but softer rubber is used in the...

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Ingrid S. Krampe Posted: May 01, 2005 0 comments

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To generate and continue our business growth from a small town in rural Georgia, we have focused on the equestrian market. This geographically broad niche seems to have a generous amount of expendable dollars, as well as an ample interest in images and related art. The most challenging aspect of the business--beyond...

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George Schaub Posted: May 01, 2005 0 comments

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Dubbed "the world's smallest optical zoom digital camera," the Casio Exilim Card EX-S100 is business-card size at a mere 0.66" thick and just 3.46" at its longest dimension. But despite its size the EX-S100 yields excellent color files from its 3.2-megapixel chip and has a whopping...

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Joe Farace Posted: Apr 01, 2005 Published: Mar 22, 2005 0 comments

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The Original Lensbaby is a flexible camera lens that creates an image that has an area of sharp--or not--focus that's surrounded by a graduated blur. This mostly plastic lens is available in different camera mounts and brings the "Holga look" (see What's a Holga Anyway? sidebar) to single...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Apr 01, 2005 0 comments

Satchel Bag For Laptops
New from RoadWired is the Skooba Satchel for laptop computers and more. This slim profile case will safely transport most laptops having up to 17" screens along with many gadgets and accessories. It features a patented "Air Square" protection system that completely surrounds the laptop with literally hundreds of...

George Schaub Posted: Mar 22, 2005 Published: Apr 01, 2005 0 comments

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If you enjoy exploring the fascinating world of close-up photography you should consider a ring flash as an essential part of your creative kit. A ring flash mounts around your taking lens and eliminates problems associated with standard shoe-mount flash and even off-camera flash, mainly the inability to down-angle the...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

New Sinar f3 Universal View Camera
Recently added to the precision Sinar view camera line is the Sinar f3 Universal View Camera. Built-in scales permit accurate determination of depth of field and tilt and swing angles, allowing for easy focusing. The Sinar f3 is fully compatible with the modular Sinar camera system and is suitable for use with both...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Feb 01, 2005 0 comments

Small Camera Case Plus
An interesting new idea in multipurpose cases comes from Norazza, called the Ape Case Tri-Fold Traveler. At first glance, it looks like a case suitable for a small compact 35mm or digital camera, but when a hook-and-loop fastener is opened it expands to a 15.5" length having a protector organizer function with no less than 20...

Joe Farace Posted: Dec 01, 2004 0 comments

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The Quantum Qflash T4d Digital is a serious flash unit that combines the form factor and user interface of the kind of high-end flash units that camera manufacturers charge big bucks for with the kind of power normally found in small monobloc studio strobes. Then there's that removable reflector that...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Dec 01, 2004 0 comments

Solar-Powered Jacket Recharges Portable Electric Devices
It had to come someday. Now you can recharge your batteries as you walk about in daylight. SCOTTeVEST (SeV) has coordinated with Global Solar Energy to introduce the first solar-powered jacket designed to carry, connect, and recharge portable electric devices. Solar panels are attached to the SeV...

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Jay Abend Posted: Nov 01, 2004 0 comments

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Complete freedom is the dream of every photographer. We want to go where we want, when we want, with completely portable gear. Cameras have shrunk over the years, from huge Mathew Brady-era view cameras to teeny-tiny pocket digicams. Lighting has gotten portable as well, with in camera and on-camera...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Nov 01, 2004 0 comments

New OP/TECH Digital D-Series Camera Pouches
Two new sizes of easy-access neoprene cases, which fit most film and digital cameras, now accommodate SLR cameras having lenses up to 6" in length. They provide protection against impact, moisture and dust, and have non-marring snaps, which securely close the flap cover on the base of the pouch. A retaining...

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Joe Farace Posted: Nov 01, 2004 0 comments

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I love cars (see my website, www.joefaraceshootscars.com) but I also like cool, compact cameras. Unlike the Ferrari Digital Model 2003, which was simply an expensive Olympus (http://www.olympusamerica.com"...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Oct 01, 2004 0 comments

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Although we cover new equipment announced at trade shows, binoculars are often overlooked because they're not used for photography. Still, most outdoor shooters do carry binoculars and they can be invaluable for scanning or scouting an area and for searching out...

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