Covering The Photo Beat; Gimbal Heads, Calibration, And Lighting Page 2

The 3N1 Line Of Gear Bags From Kata
Kata has added three new models to their popular 3N1 line of gear bags. The 3N1-11, 3N1-22, and 3N1-33 offer versatile carrying configurations and also feature a padded compartment for your laptop computer. The 3N1-11 is large enough to accommodate a D-SLR with a mid-range lens attached, up to two extra lenses, a flash unit, a laptop, and personal gear. The 3N1-22 can hold a D-SLR with a mid-range lens and a battery pack attached, up to four extra lenses, a flash unit, a laptop, and personal gear. The 3N1-33 can hold a D-SLR with a long-range lens and a battery grip attached, up to six lenses, a laptop, and personal gear. Prices range from $100-$145.

Contact: Bogen Imaging Inc., 565 E. Crescent Ave., Ramsey, NJ 07446; (201) 818-9500;

The TrekPod II Monopod/Hiking Staff/Tripod

Trek-Tech has released their new and improved TrekPod II. Designed to be a versatile and easy-to-use multi-tool for photographers on the go, it weighs just 28 oz and breaks down into two pieces that fit in the included durable travel case. The TrekPod II offers flexible camera stabilization and quickly converts from a monopod to a hiking staff that adjusts from 43” to 62.5” and can support up to 200 lbs, or to a tripod that adjusts from 39” to 57.5”. The TrekPod II comes with a quick-release MagMount STAR ball head and carrying case. The suggested retail price is $99.

Contact: Trek Technologies LLC, 10170 SW Nimbus Ave., Portland, OR 97223; (503) 459-0030;

TAP’s Truly Repositionable Album
TAP Photo recently introduced Simplicity—the first truly repositionable peel and stick photo album. Simplicity Albums offer a uniquely designed pressure-sensitive adhesive that results in a low peel, stable tack for easy repositioning, time after time. It allows you to experiment with and alter your page layout as often as you like without damaging the prints.
Simplicity Albums are available in gray and pearl with a contrasting, contemporary black spine. Albums come in 4x6” and 5x7” sizes, both with 10 pages to hold 20 prints.

Contact: TAP; (800) 827-5679;

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