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Our review of the Sigma APO 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro HSM zoom (November issue) indicated that this lens is equipped with a new, oversized tripod mounting collar and foot. In fact, the basic configuration includes a standard size mounting accessory, although a larger collar/foot (model #TS41) is available as an extra cost option. That would be a prudent investment for anyone using this zoom for high-magnification photography because the larger accessory provides greater rigidity to minimize blurring from camera/lens movement.

ExpressDigital's Darkroom Assembly Edition Now With New Money-Making Features
ExpressDigital has released Version 8.7 of its Darkroom Assembly Edition software, specifically designed for professional school and team day photographers. This latest version adds to the already powerful features and functionality of Assembly Edition. Included in this new version are many features designed to help professional photographers make more money. These new features include: a simple import and export wizard; advanced raw workflow; retouch workshop; new templates; tethered camera support; high-volume printer support; foreign currency support; and e-mail marketing. For more information, visit