Covering The Photo Beat; An EZ Stand, A Mounting Bracket, And Photo Displays
Photo Displays From TAP
TAP offers a variety of unique ways to display and safely store your prints. The Memory Cube is a 3D display that holds a 2x3” portrait in either a vertical or horizontal format. It is available in different styles, folds flat for storage or mailing, and can be assembled in seconds. Photo Insert Cards hold 4x6” photos and are available in packs of five with matching envelopes. Colors include moonstone, cream, rose, pepper, kiwi, sandstone, white, green, scarlet, charcoal, and holiday designs. The Wallet Albums are available in an assortment of colors and feature 10 pages with peel-and-stick adhesive to store up to 20 images. The accordion-style wallet holds up to 10 images.
Contact: TAP; (800) 827-5679; www.tap-usa.com.
The EZ Stand From Denny
The Denny Manufacturing Company, Inc. has introduced a new light stand, the EZ Stand. The legs of the stand collapse automatically when lifted and reopen when set back down to provide a sturdy, portable light setup. The EZ Stand is recommended for supporting portable shoe-mounted flash units or small monolights. The stand extends from 31” to 94” in height and the base expands out to 33” in diameter. The EZ Stand is made of black anodized aluminum and weighs only 3 lbs.
Wedding photographers and those who are working in a limited space will appreciate the quick set up and repositioning of the legs. The stand allows them to move safely and quickly throughout crowds without having to put the camera down.
Contact: The Denny Manufacturing Company, Inc., PO Box 7200, Mobile, AL 36670; (800) 844-5616; www.dennymfg.com.
Datacolor’s Spyder3Studio SR
The Spyder3Studio SR is a comprehensive workflow solution kit designed to allow digital photographers to achieve perfect color calibration throughout the imaging process. It includes the SpyderCube for raw conversion, the Spyder3Elite for monitor calibration, and the Spyder3Print SR (Strip Reader) for printer profiles. The suggested retail price for the kit is $599.
Contact: Datacolor, 5 Princess Rd., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648; www.datacolor.com.
enlight photo’s orbis arm
In response to popular demand, enlight photo recently introduced the orbis arm accessory for their ring flash. Crafted from aircraft-grade aluminum, the lightweight and compact mounting bracket was designed to work with the orbis ring flash on a variety of SLR flashes, cameras, and lenses. It folds down quickly and offers four-way adjustability to fit a wide range of gear combinations.
Contact: enlight photo, 375B Green Valley Rd., Griffin, GA 30224; www.orbisflash.com.
Tamron’s SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) Lens
This compact and high-speed, wide-to-moderate-telephoto zoom lens was created for use with Nikon-mount D-SLRs with APS-C sensors. It features Tamron’s proprietary tri-axial Vibration Compensation (VC) mechanism to minimize camera shake when handheld. The minimum focusing distance is 11.4” with a macro capability of 1:4.8. It also offers Tamron’s zoom lock mechanism and a flower-shaped hood.
Contact: Tamron USA, Inc., 10 Austin Blvd., Commack, NY 11725; (631) 858-8400; www.tamron.com.
PhotoBook PLUS From Zookbinders
Zookbinders has super-sized and upgraded their popular PhotoBook to create PhotoBook PLUS. Professional photographers now can offer an all-occasion book with premium covers, larger sizes, and thicker pages at about half the cost of the finest leather albums.
PhotoBook PLUS is available in 10x10”, 12x12”, and other large sizes, making it ideal as a primary album. Multiple leather and digital design options assure a cover statement to suit every taste and budget. Cameos are an option, too, and the pages are thicker than the original PhotoBook, making PhotoBook PLUS look and feel more like a bridal album. Pricing starts at $110.
Contact: Zookbinders Inc., 151-K South Pfingsten Rd., Deerfield, IL 60015; (800) 810-5745;
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