Covering The Photo Beat; Props, Bags, Camera Beanbags, And A Sunpredictor Page 2

Faux Stone Greek-Style Garden Bench
Backyard Pool is now offering a Greek-inspired garden bench that is ideal for use as a photography prop. This weatherproof, lightweight, polyethylene bench is available in white or gray granite and has a retail price of $299. Contact: Backyard Pool, 236 Turkey Hill Rd., Bloomsbury, NJ 08804; (440) 998-5635.

The Wheeler Sunpredictor
Created by cinematographer John Wheeler, this handheld device calculates the sun's position for any date, time, and location in the world. It features highly sophisticated sun prediction software, which makes it a useful tool for photographers, cinematographers, production designers, and location coordinators. The Wheeler Sunpredictor charts the sun's geographic position in a daily transit path graphically and also numerically, as compass bearing. In addition, it lists the total number of hours of sunlight. Contact: Wheeler Sunpredictor, 51 Lewisham Rd., Windsor, VIC 3181, Australia; +61 (3) 9521-1607.

Tenba's Air Case Featuring The Datapanel ID System
Tenba has enhanced their line of durable, lightweight shipping cases with the addition of the Datapanel ID system. The Datapanel is a rubberized compartment with a clear vinyl window that is secured to the case with military-grade, seatbelt-type webbing and reinforced nylon stitching. It securely holds a standard shipping waybill for easy identification. The cases also feature a smaller window that can accommodate a business card and an anodized aluminum ID badge that can be engraved through Tenba's laser-engraving service. Contact: Tenba, 8 Westchester Plaza, Elmsford, NY 10523; (914) 347-3300.

SLIK's AF-1100 E Trigger Release Ball Head
The AF-1100 E model is lightweight and features a trigger-style handle that allows the camera to be set in any direction. The easy to use all-metal, quick-release system sits on the shoe so the camera can rotate 360Þ and lock facing in any direction. Contact: THK Photo Products, Inc., 2360 Mira Mar Ave., Long Beach, CA 90815; (800) 421-1141.

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