Covering The Photo Beat; Lighting Kits, Tripods, And A Waterproof 10Mp Camera
Tamrac's Expedition 6x Photo/Laptop Backpack
The newest addition to the popular Expedition Series, the 6x is a medium-size pack for a generous amount of photo equipment. It will hold two D-SLRs (both with lenses attached), 5-6 additional lenses, a flash, accessories, and up to a 14.1" screen laptop. Lightweight (at 5 lbs) yet rugged, the main compartment is foam padded to protect photo gear.
A new, completely foam-padded front pocket provides quick access to most 14.1" laptops, without disturbing photo gear. A new Dual Hinge Divider System adjusts to accommodate a second D-SLR with lens attached plus there are two "wing" accessory pockets that provide quick access to important accessories and feature Tamrac's patented Memory & Battery Management System for identifying available memory cards and batteries. A QuickClip Tripod Attachment System holds a tripod centered and balanced and there's a state-of-the-art harness system that provides maximum carrying comfort for extended use. Contact: Tamrac, Inc., 9240 Jordan Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311; (800) 662-0717; www.tamrac.com.
EZDigiMagic Portable Photo & Video Backup Burner
EZPnP has introduced the EZDigiMagic DM220-U08 portable photo and video backup DVD burner. This compact and lightweight device allows you to copy data from a USB drive or flash card without the aid of a computer. It is Windows XP/Me/2000 SP3 and Mac OS X 10.2 compatible and supports all of today's most popular memory card formats and USB storage devices. It features a backlit LCD display, runs on four AA rechargeable Ni-MH batteries, and comes with a carrying case, USB cable, and CD/DVD burning software. The suggested retail price is $359. Contact: EZPnP USA, 1855 Northwestern Dr., El Paso, TX 79912; (800) 828-6475; www.ezpnp-usa.com.
Lighting Kits From CHIMERA
CHIMERA has improved their 24x32 lighting kits. Their versatile Triolet Light replaces the Mogul Socket Ring and they have included a heavy-duty Single Axis Stand Adapter as well as a Quick Release Speed Ring. The #8000 kit contains a Video Pro Plus One Lightbank, a Triolet Light, a long-lasting 500w blub, a 10' 8" Manfrotto light stand, a 40 Degree Fabric Grid, and a durable ballistic cloth bag. The list price of the kit is $723. Contact: CHIMERA, 1812 Valtec Ln., Boulder, CO 80301; (303) 444-8000; www.chimeralighting.com.