Covering The Photo Beat; Digital Cameras, Photo Frames, And A Luggage Scale Page 2
Tokina’s AT-X 124 PRO DX II 12-24mm f/4 AF Lens
The Tokina AT-X 124 PRO DX II is a wide angle lens designed for use with D-SLRs with APS-C sensors. The Nikon mount version features a built-in AF motor drive that operates smoothly and quietly and can be used in AF mode with Nikon D60 and D40 cameras. The Canon version has a built-in AF motor and improved multi-coating.
Contact: THK Photo Products, Inc., 7642 Woodwind Dr., Huntington Beach, CA 92647; (800) 421-1141; www.thkphoto.com.
The Balanzza Luggage Scale
This innovative device would be ideal for the traveling photographer. The easy-to-use Balanzza Ergo scale tells you exactly how much your bag weighs in either pounds or kilos so you can avoid costly fees. Simply attach the scale to the bag’s handle and lift; the scale shows the weight on the screen.
Contact: Balanzza USA, 1155 NW 159th Dr., Miami, FL 33169; (305) 424-5022; www.balanzza.com.
CaseCruzer’s PMW-EX3 Digital Compact Camcorder Case
This case is designed for the traveling professional videographer. The PMW-EX3 is a Pelican case from CaseCruzer designed to safely transport your compact digital camcorder. Weighing 23 lbs, it measures 24.81x19.38x13.88” and features egg-shell foam padding, an extendable handle, and exterior-mounted urethane wheels.
Contact: CaseCruzer, LLC, 4665 State St., Montclair, CA 91763; (800) 440-9925; www.casecruzer.com.
The McKinley Backpack From M-ROCK
The McKinley rolling backpack weighs just 9 lbs and measures 22.5x13x11.75”. It features a main compartment with dividers for your photo gear and a separate compartment that can accommodate a 15” laptop computer. The McKinley backpack also includes a lens changing bag that can be used as a rain cover, a lens cloth, a wire port for MP3 player headphones, a light tripod mount, and additional storage pockets. The retail price is $290.
Contact: M-ROCK, 21055 NE 37th Ave., Ste. 2002, Aventura, FL 33180; (800) 773-7067; www.m-rock.com.
Digital Photo Frames From Calumet
Calumet’s Digital Photo Frames offer a high-resolution TFT LCD screen with a nearly instantaneous display. The frames have a 512K internal memory and a 1GB SD memory card, internal speakers, a brightness control, a six-position adjustable stand, an AC adapter, and are MP3 compatible. They are available in 8.4, 10.4, and 15” sizes. The prices are $109.99, $179.99, and $269.99, respectfully.
Contact: Calumet Photographic, Inc., 900 W. Bliss St., Chicago, IL 60622; (800) 225-8638; www.calumetphoto.com.
Nexia Camera Grips
The Nexia leather grip easily attaches to your camera and fits comfortably over your hand, providing better stability as well as security. The grip is available in a wide variety of colors and styles, prices range from $39.99-$84.99.
Contact: Visionary Importing Company, 1501 W. Washington Blvd., 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90007; (323) 365-8886; www.visionaryimporting.com.
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