Covering The Photo Beat: Gel Kits, Leveling Clamps, And A String Tripod
Nikon 1 J1 Camera
The new Nikon 1 J1 is a compact system camera that features a 10.1-megapixel CX-format high-speed AF CMOS sensor. It has a dual core image processor and an advanced hybrid autofocus system that provides the user with fast AF with 73 focus points. The J1 can also capture 10 frames per second (fps) with a full resolution continuous shooting speed of 60 fps (AF locked). The camera comes with Short Movie Creator software and My Picturetown and features a Smart Photo Selector mode that allows the camera to select the best photo from a series of images based on a number of factors, including exposure, composition, focus, and facial recognition. The color choices with matching kit lenses include white, pink, red, silver, and black. The suggested retail price for the J1 10-30mm lens kit is $649.95.
Green Screen Central
Green Screen Central is a self-contained educational center created to teach photographers about the latest in Savage’s green screen technology. It features a monitor that demonstrates the capabilities of several Savage products, including the Digital Background Starter Discs, Digital Themed Background DVDs, Accent Green Screen Cloth Backgrounds, Green/Blue Collapsible Backgrounds, and Complete Photo Creator Kits. Green Screen Central is available in all Samy’s locations.
Rogue Gel Kits
Rogue Gel Kits include a combination of 14 color effects gels, five color correction gels, one diffusion gel, and a compact storage pouch with quick reference dividers. Each gel is printed with the LEE Filter name, the measured f/stop loss value, and, when appropriate, the Kelvin color temperature correction and camera white balance icon. They are available in two styles, the Rogue Universal Lighting Kit ($29.95) and the Lighting Filter Kit for Rogue Grid ($27.95). The Universal gels fit most standard shoe-mount flash units while the Rogue Grid gels are for use with the Rogue Grid only.
Created for the photographer on the move, the SteadyWeb is a compact, durable string tripod that is small enough to fit in your pocket or gear bag. It aids in reducing handshake, stabilizing your camera when using optical and digital zoom, or when shooting video in low-light conditions. It can be used with any device that has built-in tripod mount threads.
Contempo & Classic Style Choices For Zookie Pro
The Zookie Pro album design service allows customers to create their own unique photo albums in a variety of sizes and themes. The latest additions to their choices are Contempo and Classic designs. Contempo is a fresh, upbeat style that incorporates graphic effects, textured backgrounds, and unique placement of your images. The Classic style offers clean lines and warm colors while making good use of white space for a timeless look.
The Arca-Swiss Mini L-Bracket
The mini L-bracket is the perfect complement to the monoball Fix line and is compatible with the current monoball Fix quick releases. It works with a variety of compact cameras like the Olympus E-PL1 and E-PL2, Samsung NX-100, Canon G series, and Panasonic Lumix LX series as well as smaller D-SLRs from Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Olympus, Sony, and Leica.
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The Chrome Niko Pro Camera Carrier
The Niko pro camera carrier is crafted from durable weatherproof Cordura material. It measures 15.5x9x6.25” and includes a single shoulder messenger-style strap with Chrome’s signature seatbelt buckle release. The bag features a top handle and a customizable main compartment that is large enough to hold extra lenses, a flash, and an SLR camera. There are additional pockets on the zippered flap and the touch-fastener straps on the side can be used to secure your tripod. The MSRP is $95.
Leveling Base Clamp From Really Right Stuff
The Leveling Base Clamp is crafted from anodized aluminum and can be mounted directly to the top of any Really Right Stuff leveling base to replace the existing platform. Use the clamp with a TH-DVTL plate attached to the bottom of a tripod head for quick and easy mounting. It accommodates all Really Right Stuff 1.5” dovetail standard rails and most Arca-Swiss compatible rails. The Leveling Base Clamp alone weighs 5.3 oz and costs $130; the Series 2 Leveling Base and Clamp weighs 14.1 oz and costs $269; and the Series 3 Leveling Base and Clamp weighs 13.7 oz and costs $260.
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