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C.A. Boylan Posted: Nov 01, 2008 0 comments

Convertible Photo Sling Bag From Tenba
Tenba announced a lightweight and versatile Photo Sling that can be easily converted from a quick-draw configuration to a long lens bag, making it highly useful for sports and wildlife photographers. The bag features a WeatherWrap rain cover, phone/audio pouch, auxiliary security strap, and a wide range of accessory pockets and...

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Ron Eggers Posted: Oct 01, 2008 0 comments

There are various companies that offer studio kits in a box (or canvas bag). For the most part, such portable studio systems are primarily lighting setups. They might include the heads, self-contained power packs, stands, and some type of diffuser. That's enough to get started with studio work, especially for experienced shooters. But photographers just starting to work with...

Jack Neubart Posted: Oct 01, 2008 0 comments

I've had many opportunities to work with battery-operated studio strobe systems. My problem with them was that they were heavy and bulky, not powerful enough, or simply too costly. Then I came upon the Opus Pro OPL-L300 location kit. I immediately noted that the 300 ws monolights were compact. Then I hefted the battery pack. Hmm, not bad, I thought. I could actually carry...

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Steve Bedell Posted: Oct 01, 2008 0 comments

I've always been envious of those great looks that fashion photographers get with the use of expensive ringlights. Now along comes Bowens with the promise of a ringlight at a much lower price (approx. $450). Until now, you basically had two choices when it came to ringlights. You could buy tiny, low-powered units that sit around your lens, great for macro work such as...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Oct 01, 2008 0 comments

The ImageRouter From Delkin
Delkin's ImageRouter is a four-slot USB 2.0 CompactFlash card reader. It features a built-in powered hub and transfers data from four CompactFlash cards to your PC. You may use this device with your own file management software or purchase BackupandBurn software. The suggested retail price for the ImageRouter unit without...

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Jack Neubart Posted: Oct 01, 2008 0 comments

You might think that the sophisticated metering system in your camera is the be all and end all when it comes to exposure. The truth is, it does deliver remarkable results, but it can only take you so far. Want to tackle high-contrast scenes or tricky lighting or tonal situations without wasting a lot of time bracketing? Then you'll need a handheld meter. Shooting studio...

C.A. Boylan Posted: Sep 01, 2008 1 comments

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...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Aug 01, 2008 0 comments

The JetFlash V33 USB Flash Drive From Transcend
This compact, high-speed USB flash drive is Windows Me/2000/XP/Vista, Mac OS 9.0/OS X, and Linux Kernel 2.4.2 or later compatible. It offers easy plug-and-play operation which can be enhanced with the JetFlash elite software package. Transcend also provides a lifetime warranty. Contact: Transcend Information...

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George Schaub Posted: Aug 01, 2008 0 comments

Combining backpack carrying qualities and roomy storage with sling-like bag accessibility to gear, the Lowepro Fastpack 250 ($119 MSRP) adds the modern necessity of a safe and padded laptop storage area as well. Lightweight yet sturdy, the bag has ample shoulder straps and side pockets, plus a back support belt and strap for added security and comfort. Divided into two...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Jul 01, 2008 0 comments

Cullmann's Universal XXL 3150 Tripod & Magnesit 40200 Ball Head
The durable Universal XXL 3150 tripod was designed to provide extra height. It easily extends to 7 ft; adjustments can be made by simply sliding the column up or down. The self-clamping screw eliminates the danger of sudden drops. The MSRP is $189.

The Magnesit 40200...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Jun 01, 2008 0 comments

While some sounded the death knell of filters when digital imaging arrived, with all the in camera and plug-in manipulations available, there were a number of new and often high-end filters on display. Here's what's new and improved in this frequently essential accessory:

Argraph announced a new Marumi DHG (Digital High Grade) Achromat Macro 200 (+5)...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Jun 01, 2008 0 comments

In order to organize and conveniently display your favorite pictures of family, friends, pets, and travel, you need albums. There were many sizes and shapes on display with a host of color variations, textures, and themes. For those precious few images worthy of even more prominent display, there were lots of frames for single or multiple images.

There were also...

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Jason Schneider Posted: Jun 01, 2008 0 comments

One of the coolest things about wandering the cavernous halls of PMA is having the opportunity to snoop around and discover fascinating items where you'd least expect to find them. Just keep your eyes peeled and you'll be rewarded with fascinating tidbits, ranging from strange photo accessories to clever upgrades of traditional items, to exciting new technologies, some...

Jack Neubart Posted: Jun 01, 2008 0 comments

This report covers back-up systems and all sorts of storage devices, beginning with USB flash (thumb/pen) and handheld devices. In terms of backup, there was only one hardware solution worthy of note, plus a related product that uses DVDs. Beyond that, there are the plethora of digital photo frames, making it one of the hottest product categories at this year's show.
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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Jun 01, 2008 0 comments

The new models of shoe-mount portable flash units seen at this year's trade show not only offer more powerful light output for more distant subjects, but also frequently include new features that make them easier to use. This report also includes new small camera-mounted LED lights for continuous lighting, intended for camcorders but also useful for still photographers.

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