Storage, Power, Flash, And A Camera Raincoat
Adorama's Reporter And Daypack Backpacks
Adorama has announced two new cases created to meet the needs of both advanced amateurs and pros. Designed with the cooperation of Shutterbug's Joe Farace and his wife and fellow photographer Mary, these rugged packs are made from weather- and abrasion-resistant ballistic nylon and feature padded compartments that easily accommodate equipment of various sizes. The Joe Farace Reporter Backpack has a retail value of $74.95, and measures 18x13x9.8". The Mary Farace Daypack Backpack is $54.95, and measures 14x12x6". Contact: Adorama, 42 West 18th St., New York, NY 10011; (800) 223-2500. www.adorama.com
The Comet CBm-1200 Power Pack From Dyna-Lite
Dyna-Lite, Inc. has just announced its latest small, lightweight battery-operated DC power pack designed for use with Comet flash heads. The Comet CBm-1200 is a two-head symmetrical/asymmetrical pack that has a 2.8-sec recycling time, 7.5 stop range, and 150 flashes. The NHB-24 Ni-MH battery charges in two hours either inside or outside of the unit and the batteries can be replaced easily. The Comet CBm-1200 measures 8.3x6.6x8.7", weighs 16.2 lbs, and has a retail price of $2395.
Contact: Dyna-Lite, Inc., 1050 Commerce Ave., Union, NJ 07083; (800) 722-6638. www.dynalite.com
Tenba's Roadshow Profoto Transport Cases
These lightweight yet rugged equipment cases were designed with the professional photographer and rental house in mind. They are constructed with a skeleton of air-channeled plastic panels covered with high-density foam and protected by an outer shell of reinforced ballistic nylon. The Roadshow Profoto cases are available in various sizes to accommodate a wide range of Profoto Pro-7 Generator and Head combinations along with the small, medium, or large StripLights. The price ranges from $480-$1100. Contact: Tenba, 8 Westchester Plaza, Elmsford, NY 10523; (914) 347-3300. www.TenbaGear.com