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Olympus Confirms Your Shots, New Creativity Tools from Polaroid...



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January 2001


Olympus Confirms Your Shots

Olympus has debuted the i Zoom 75 Deluxe. This camera utilizes the Advanced Photo System format and introduces Olympus' proprietary Visual Confirmation finder. This feature dims the viewfinder as the shutter is releasing to take the photo. Once you see the momentary darkening of the viewfinder, you know you have the photo. The i Zoom 75 Deluxe also features a diopter correction and 12 second self-timer. For more information, visit www.olympus.com.



Polaroid has introduced the new Daylab 35 and Daylab 35 Plus slide print devices. The two units are self-contained, portable daylight printing systems which allow 35mm slides to be printed on a variety of Polaroid films. The Daylab 35 comes with the 3x4-inch base. The Daylab 35 Plus features an electronic flash system, built-in filtration, cropping and enlarging capabilities. The Daylab 35 Plus is equipped with a 4x5-inch base but can also utilize the 3x4-inch, 8x10-inch and SX-70 bases. For more information, visit the Website at www.polaroid.com.


New TTL Compatibility for Qflash

Quantum's Qflash is now compatible with the new Fuji S1, Contax 645, Mamiya 645 AF, Minolta Dimage RD3000, and Nikon D1 cameras. Compatibility extends to all Qflash models (X, X2, T, and T2).

With any of the adapters, Qflash indicates "OK", "Under", or "Over" exposure and flash ready after each TTL exposure. Indicators are visual and audible. The adapters fit into the camera hot shoes and plug into the Qflash accessory input.

Cameras control TTL Qflash exposure in either Manual, Aperture, Shutter, or Program modes using Quantum's TTL Adapters. In addition to these cameras, the full list of Quantum's TTL compatibility is available at professional photo dealers or www.qtm.com.


Harding Energy introduces the Quest Q2 Charger. This battery charger will charge four AA or AAA Quest nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries within one to three hours. This is two to four times faster than previous charger models. The Q2 Charger is capable of charging four, three, two or one cells in any combination, in any position. An audible beep and LED display signal when charging begins, ends, and when a battery is defective. For more information, visit www.hardingenergy.com.


Schneider Optics is now the exclusive U.S. Distributor of the JUST Normlicht Color-Control Smart Light 5000 and mini 5000 transparency viewers. The Smart Light 5000 is available in six different sizes ranging from 10"x15" to 14"x44" and are equipped for wall mounting or tabletop use. The mini 5000 viewers are available in three sizes, 8"x10" to 12"x19", with or without a tilt bracket. The 8"x10" is available with or without battery power. For more information, visit www.schneideroptics.com.


Tamron Co., Ltd. has launched a new SP AF 24-135mm F/3.5-5.6 AD Aspherical (IF) Macro lens to commemorate the company's 50th anniversary. This lens features a compact size and allows photographers the versatility of ultra wide to portrait and macro. A bayonet flower-shaped lens hood and lens case come with the lens; which is available in Canon EOS, Minolta Maxxum, Nikon-D AF, and Pentax AF SLR camera mounts. For more information, visit www.tamron.com.


Epson Introduces New Family Of Perfection Scanners
The Epson Perfection 1640SU PHOTO features true 1600 dpi optical resolution, 42-bit color depth and a maximum hardware resolution of 1600 x 3200 dpi using Epson's advanced Micro Step Drive technology. With both USB and SCSI connectivity, the scanner works with both Windows and Macintosh computers and comes with a transparency unit for scanning negatives or transparencies.

The Perfection 1240U PHOTO boasts 42-bit color depth and 1200 x 2400 dpi maximum hardware resolution, in addition to one-touch scanning and a USB interface. The scanner includes a transparency unit for scanning slides and negatives. This model serves as a flatbed and film scanner in one.

All of the Epson Perfection scanner models feature Epson's ColorTrue II Imaging System, and an improved, intelligent scanner driver to automatically color correct and crop images. For more information, visit www.epson.com.

ENCAD has launched its premiere wide-format printer, the NovaJet 850. Powered by its V8 (versatile-8) 8-head print engine and fueled by ENCAD's Octachrome ink sets, the NovaJet 850 provides the ability to adapt to a large variety of applications.

The new Dynamic Thermal Drying system adjusts to ambient temperature and humidity, allowing lamination of prints with 200 percent ink coverage in as little as 10 minutes.

The new NovaJet 850 printer will be available in two different model widths: 42 inches or 60 inches wide. A total of 11 ink configurations developed from the three Octachrome ink sets are available.

The NovaJet 850 also keeps track of how much media is used and automatically rolls up finished prints for later retrieval. The Dynamic Thermal Drying system is excellent for long unattended print runs and helps reduce wasted media.

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