Covering The Photo Beat; Camera Bags, Monolights, And Inkjet Photo Paper

Tamrac's Adventure 10 Photo/Laptop Backpack
The Tamrac Adventure 10 gear carrier is a lightweight, uniquely-designed backpack that combines a functional camera bag, comfortable daypack, and computer backpack in one easy-to-carry pack. It holds camera equipment, personal items, and laptops with up to 17" screens and, for security, does not look like a camera bag. The main compartment is foam-padded to protect a pro D-SLR with a grip and most 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses attached, numerous additional lenses, a flash, and accessories. The completely adjustable foam-padded dividers provide a custom fit to equipment.

A separate, completely foam-padded rear compartment provides quick access to 17" laptops, without disturbing photo gear. An extra large top compartment is ideal for lunch, a light jacket, or other personal items. Mesh pockets on the sides of the pack provide fast access to accessories and water bottles. In addition, there's a foam-padded backpack harness and waist belt for carrying comfort. Contact: Tamrac, Inc., 9240 Jordan Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311; (800) 662-0717;

Kodak Professional PORTRA 400NC And 400VC Films
Kodak has introduced the latest generation of PORTRA film. The 400NC and 400VC films feature finer grain to provide better skin tones and improved scanning performance. Contact: Eastman Kodak Company, 343 State St., Rochester, NY 14650; (800) 242-2424;

Calumet's Genesis Monolights
Calumet Photographic has announced this latest addition to their line of affordable studio lighting equipment. The Genesis 200 ws and 400 ws monolights offer easy-lock interchangeable reflectors, a built-in umbrella mount, a replaceable flash tube, a carry handle, and universal 5/8" mounting and easy angle adjustments. Contact: Calumet Photographic, Inc., 900 W. Bliss St., Chicago, IL 60622; (800) 225-8638;

The Reporter Flash Ring From CAM Engineering
This innovative bracket was created for reporters and event photographers on the move. The Reporter Flash Ring is lightweight and durable, made in the U.S.A. from high-quality aluminum. It was designed for use with any camera that features a vertical grip. Contact: CAM Engineering, 12 Fuller St., Ste. 3, Brookline, MA 02446; (201) 240-3971;

The XShot
This product was designed to make capturing self-portraits fast and simple. The XShot is crafted from durable, lightweight stainless steel and can telescope from 9 to 37" in length. It features a quick spin universal 1/4" camera screw so you can easily mount your compact camera and the angle adjuster knob allows for 180° head rotation. Contact: XShot LLC, 5662 Calle Real, #116, Goleta, CA 93117; (866) 974-6899;