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Innovations



INNOVATIONS

has introduced the EOS-1D, the world's fastest interchangeable lens digital SLR. Designed primarily for professional sports photographers and photojournalists, the 4 megapixel EOS-1D combines the best features of the EOS-1v 35mm SLR with the performance advantages of imaging technology. New features include a maximum continuous shooting at 8 frames per second for up to 21 consecutive frames at full resolution, ISO speed bracketing, and 4.48 MP CCD sensor.
Manufacturer: Canon U.S.A.
www.usa.canon.com


has just introduced a new generation of camera luggage designed and manufactured for photo/digital photographers and videographers on the go. The 15 new models in the Beseler line—distributed in the U.S. by Bogen Photo—offer a host of high-efficiency features and more durable, ultra-lightweight, durable, and water-resistant fabrics. The Citipak Monostrap 300, a stylishly sculpted monostrap, features a deep, gusseted access pocket with a removable divider system that accommodates a range of state-of-the-art photo, digital, and video equipment. Engineered to fit all body types and sizes, the Citipak Monostrap 300 has an easily accessible cell phone pocket built into the strap and is available in black with gray trim or electric green.
Manufacturer: Charles Beseler Company
www.beselerphoto.com
introduces five Digital Adapter Tubes that work in conjunction with their digital lenses, as well as other brand lenses. Together with the new Phoenix digital lenses and UV filters recently announced, they fit many of the cameras in the market today. The tube models are: 06-360—Nikon 41-37mm, for the 880; 06-362—Olympus 41-37mm, for the 3030 and similar series; 06-363—Olympus 41-52mm, for the 3030 with larger lenses; 06-350—Sony 45-37mm and Sony 45-52mm adapter, which comes with a 52mm UV filter and hood.
Manufacturer: Phoenix Corporation of America
www.phoenixcorp.com
announces Sinar CeMagYK software, a prepress tool that gives photographers the ability to exercise increased influence on the printed end result. The new Sinar software, which provides several tools for color separation of RGB in CMYK, achieves lifelike results, especially in skin tones and saturated colors. At the heart of the software is the IPM, which produces brilliant conversions of Sinarback data by adaptive unsharp masking, sophisticated conversion tables, and a contrast-optimizing technique.
Manufacturer: Sinar Bron
www.sinarbron.com
now gives wedding couples the option of having their favorite image etched on the front album cover with the new Eclipse album from its Nouveau Collection. The cover image is provided to Kambara in CD form. The 14"x11" album comes with 10 ebony pages, 20 assorted ebony mats, and a 14"x11" ebony serpentine briefcase.
Manufacturer: Kambara USA, Inc.
www.kambara.com
adds a new dimension to its digital camera offerings with the introduction of the Coolpix 5000, featuring a 5.24 megapixel CCD, 3x Optical Zoom-Nikkor lens with a 28-85mm focal length (35mm equivalent), a top shutter speed of 1/4,000 second, and shooting speed of up to 3 frames per second at full resolution. The Coolpix 5000 packs a 1.8-inch LCD monitor, which swivels in virtually any direction for easy composing, and a Macro shooting mode, for capturing images as close as 3/4 inch, into its compact magnesium alloy body weighing 12.6 ounces.
Manufacturer: Nikon Inc.
www.nikonusa.com
recently introduced a new power cable, CM5+, to be used with the Quantum Turbo or Turbo Z to power the Metz 54MZ-3, 70MZ-4, and 70MZ-5. The Turbo provides faster flash sequences to keep up with camera motor drives. Turbo and Turbo Z both display remaining capacity on LED fuel gauges, have built-in smart chargers, and are designed touch- and shock-resistant. Choose Turbo for peak endurance, Turbo Z, for lightweight action. The Metz 54MZ-3 also works with Bantam Battery & Quantum Battery 1 Compact (XKZ2) and Quantum Battery 1 Compact & Quantum Battery 1+ (MKZ2).
Manufacturer: Quantum Instruments Inc.
www.qtm.com
introduces two of their most popular cameras—the 501CM kit and 503CW—in optional colors. Together with the film magazine and standard focusing hood in chrome finish, the cameras are available in Ruby Red, Cobalt Blue, Forest Green, and Sun Yellow. The new color cameras, created in response to overwhelmingly positive market research, will be available on a special-order basis through an authorized Hasselblad USA dealer at the same price as the standard models.
Manufacturer: Hasselblad USA
www.hasselbladusa.com
has introduced a new version of its groundbreaking, 16-megapixel DCS Pro Back digital camera back—the Kodak Professional DCS Pro Back Plus digital camera back—which delivers all the resolution, functionality, and portability of the original model, but to many more photographers. Now almost any medium-format camera with an electronic shutter, and several large-format and other cameras, can reap the benefits of 16-megapixel resolution. See website for a compatibility guide of interfaces between the Pro Back Plus digital camera back and other cameras.
Manufacturer: Eastman Kodak Company
www.kodak.com/go/professional.com
recently introduced two high-performance professional desktop scanners. The Fuji FineScan F5000, created for professional photo labs, graphics, and publishing houses, sets a new standard in high-quality image reproduction. The upgraded Fuji FineScan F2750 gives photographers, creative studios, ad agencies, and designers the ability to produce high-resolution scans in-house. Fujifilm introduced version 2.3 of its ColourKit software at Seybold 2001 in September.
Manufacturer: Fuji Photo Film USA
www.fujifilm.com

   







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