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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: May 01, 2007 0 comments

You have a bag full of lenses, but you need a pair of binoculars, too. Binoculars are a true "crossover" accessory that are useful when you're out taking pictures--but are equally useful when pursuing other pastimes, like watching your kids play soccer, or checking out the birds that frequent your back yard feeder.

Externally, binoculars look...

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Joe Farace Posted: May 01, 2007 0 comments

Novoflex has long made a series of what they call panorama plates and what the rest of us call panorama heads, although they really are closer to being a plate than a head. At photokina 2006 the company added two new versions of these precision-machined products. Like all kinds of support-related products, the Novoflex Panorama=Q and Panorama=Q PRO are media-passive, not...

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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: May 01, 2007 0 comments

Manufacturers/Distributors
S. Bower, Inc.
(800) 446-7244
www.bowerusa.com

Bushnell Corporation
(800) 423-3537
www.bushnell.com

Canon U.S.A., Inc.
(800) 652-2666
http://www.usa.canon.com"...

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George Schaub Posted: Apr 01, 2007 0 comments

I enjoy it when a new product arrives that holds a surprise right out of the box. The surprise with Epson's new PowerLite 1715c projector is when you first lift it out of its shoulder bag carrying case--it's the lightest projector you will probably have lifted, slide or digital. Weighing in at under 4 lbs (3.7 to be exact) and 3.1x10.7x7.6" in overall size...

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George Schaub Posted: Apr 01, 2007 0 comments

Specifications

Projection System: Epson original 3LCD technology
Projection Method: Front/rear/ceiling mount
LCD: Driving method: Epson High Temperature Poly-Silicon TFT, Pixel number: 786,432 dots x 3 (1024 x 768) LCDs, Native resolution: XGA , Aspect ratio: 4:3 (supports 16:9, 5:4), Pixel...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Apr 01, 2007 0 comments

The ABR800 Studio Ringflash From AlienBees
The ABR800 is a self-contained ringflash system designed for use with nearly all digital SLRs. It weighs 2.5 lbs and has a built-in 320 ws power supply, plus a modeling light. It ships with a universal camera mounting system that allows you to use the ABR800 handheld or mounted to a tripod or a swivel light stand.

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Mar 01, 2007 0 comments

The Stuff-It Lens Cloth From Carson
This microfiber lens cleaning cloth is housed in a 2" cone to prevent it from picking up dust and dirt that may harm the delicate surface of the lens. The Stuff-It lens cloth can be easily attached to your belt loop, gear bag, or backpack with the aid of its key clip. Contact: Carson Optical, 35 Gilpin Ave....

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Feb 01, 2007 0 comments

The CD Easel From TAP
The CD Easel, which holds one CD or DVD and one print, was designed as a way to ship or store CDs and easily transforms into a photo frame to display the print on a desk or shelf. It is crafted from linen-finish stock that can be imprinted with a studio logo or company name. Contact: Taprell Loomis, 2160 Superior Ave., Cleveland, OH...

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Roger W. Hicks & Frances E. Schultz Posted: Jan 01, 2007 0 comments

When Shutterbug reporters are covering photokina, we understandably concentrate on what's new, and we each have our own assigned ranges of subjects. As a result, even after allowing for my "Weird Stuff" category, a number of really useful items and trends can either fall into the gaps between our coverage--"I thought you would be covering...

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Roger W. Hicks Posted: Jan 01, 2007 0 comments

The time-honored Shutterbug Weird Stuff category is for all the products that don't fit in anywhere else: the sort of thing where a friend who was at the show tells you, "You wouldn't believe what I saw..." As well as the glorious examples in the subhead, we can add online caricatures, limpet-mine camera supports, Internet telephones, dental...

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Frances E. Schultz Posted: Jan 01, 2007 1 comments

Innovation is not the word which immediately springs to mind when you think about camera bags. And yet, innovation there was at this photokina.

Case in point: A properly loaded backpack with a two-strap harness, lumbar support, and sternum straps is the most comfortable and best balanced way for most people to carry heavy camera gear. But until now, you had to take...

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Frances E. Schultz Posted: Jan 01, 2007 1 comments

It was a heady affair covering camera supports at photokina, with dozens of new tripod tops from a variety of manufacturers. The trend is toward greater precision and quality: increased control, with spring counterweights to balance heavy lenses, calibrated friction control as pioneered by Novoflex, panoramic calibrations, and quick-release plates. Some manufacturers...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Dec 01, 2006 0 comments

Paper Trimmer From Purple Cows, Inc.
Purple Cows, Inc., distributed by the Brandess-Kalt-Aetna Group, recently introduced the model 1040 paper trimmer. Designed with the digital photographer and scrapbook crafter in mind, this trimmer features a 12" rotary cutter, 12" guillotine blade, a metal cutting surface, ergonomic handles, and two special...

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Jack Neubart Posted: Nov 01, 2006 0 comments

On a recent trip to Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, I had a choice of several of Lowepro's photo backpacks. I would load one up, try it on, and do the same with each in turn. Even though I received the DryZone Rover for the express purpose of testing it, I wasn't about to sacrifice my trip and take a bag ill-suited to the task. Among the bags at my disposal were the...

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