Covering The Photo Beat; Bags, Illuminated Pedestals, Background Sweeps, And A Rainsleeve Page 2

Tenba's Shootout Outdoor Gear Bags
This new Shootout line of bags was created for outdoor use and includes five photo/laptop backpacks, a convertible photo waistpack, a rolling utility duffel, and an accessory lens/bottle caddy. The bags are lightweight and feature weather-sealed zippers, "QuickAccess" pockets, a tripod carrying system, and a WeatherWrap auxiliary cover. The backpacks and waistpack also have attachable accessories that include a media card wallet and a padded pouch for a phone or MP3 player. The waistpack and duffel bags range in price from $99-$146, and the backpacks range from $150-$350. Contact: TENBA, 8 Westchester Plaza, Elmsford, NY 10523; (914) 347-3300;

OP/TECH USA's Rainsleeve
This economical product was designed with the outdoor photographer in mind. The clear plastic Rainsleeve comes two per package. It protects your camera and lens from the elements and stores easily in your pocket or equipment bag until it is needed. It features an innovative eyepiece opening that adapts to your camera's viewfinder and the drawstring enclosure allows it to fit a lens from 7" in diameter and up to 18" long. Contact: OP/TECH USA, 304 Andrea Dr., Belgrade, MT 59714; (800) 251-7815;

The Widetone Background Sweep Set From Savage Universal
Savage Background Sweeps feature a high-quality fine tooth non-reflecting surface. The sizes include 10x31", 15x31", 18x31", and 24x31". Background Sweeps are available in white, black, slate gray, tech green, and studio blue. The colors and sizes make it ideal for tabletop photography. Contact: Savage Universal Corporation, 550 E. Elliot Rd., Chandler, AZ 85225; (800)