Covering The Photo Beat; An ImageRouter, A Dustless Bag System, And A Lally Cap Page 2

Smith-Victor's Black Diamond Tripods, Monopods, And Ball Heads
Smith-Victor's Black Diamond series of photographic accessories includes lightweight and durable carbon-fiber tripods available in 54", 59.5", and 65" sizes. They feature four section legs that can be unfolded to 24°, 55°, and 80° angles. The carbon-fiber monopods are available in 57" and 67" sizes and the four section leg folds down to 18.5" or 21.5". It features a high-density foam grip and twist-lock leg design with a rubber foot. The precision-machined ball heads are available in three models with a maximum load capacity of 17.5, 26.5, and 39.5 lbs. The ball tilts 90° and offers 360° panning. Contact: Smith-Victor Corp., 1268 Humbracht Cir., Bartlett, IL 60103; (630) 830-2500;

The Oval Colonnade Arch System
Meese Orbitron Dunne Co.'s oval colonnade arch system was created with photographers and wedding planners in mind. Crafted from lightweight and durable polyethylene, the system features six 72" columns, eight quarter circle tops and bases, a straight arch, and a curved central arch. The system is available in white and a variety of other colors and stone effects. Contact: Meese Orbitron Dunne Co., 4920 State Rd., Ashtabula, OH 44004; (800) 772-7659;

Lally Cap For WB Settings
The Lally Cap is a cloth cap that stretches over lenses to help create a test target for Custom White Balance (WB) sets. Using the standard procedure for setting a Custom WB, the Lally Cap replaces the need for a white card or other Custom WB setup and reading procedures. The convenient cap slips on and off the lens with ease and can be folded to fit into a camera bag or your pocket. The material is waterproof and can be used on most standard size lenses and sells for $29, plus $3 S&H. Contact: Lally Photography, PO Box 582, Lake Forest, CA 92609; (949) 768-5798;

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