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Innovations



INNOVATIONS

recently introduced the DCS 760, an SLR digital camera built to meet any pro imaging application-including weddings and portraits, fashion, still life, architectural, and magazine assignments-in the studio or on location. The DCS 760 combines Kodak's 6-megapixel ITO CCD image quality with Nikon's flagship F5 pro SLR camera body, and adds a high-performance ISO range (80-400, pushable 2 stops), burst rate (1.5 frames/sec.), and burst depth (24 frames). The portable, easy-to-use DCS 760 features an innovative LCD display, broader viewing angle, and access to unique functions via its new graphic user interface. The proprietary Kodak Professional DCS Photo Desk and Camera Manager software, Picture Protection functions save and protect raw image data, and IEEE 1394 connectivity speeds image transmission to deliver impressive post-shoot image management and workflow.
Manufacturer: Eastman Kodak Company. www.kodak.com
, division of ToCAD America, Inc., announces three new high-capacity PlatinumPlus Lithium Ion Batteries for digital cameras. Unlike most other Li-ion batteries, the distinctive platinum color makes the batteries look like they were made for the digital cameras on which they're being used. Available are the 1850mAH battery, a robust 3700mAh version, and Sunpak's 5550mAh extended runtime Li-ion battery. The newest Lithium Ion battery additions feature the latest info technology and an exclusive multi-fit connection, which adapts to many of the most popular digital cameras including SONY, SONY Mavica, and Panasonic models.
Manufacturer: ToCAD America, Inc. www.sunpak.com
announces their KB1005 Giant Field tripod. Stable, strong and mobile at only 10 1/2 pounds, the tripod extends to 67 inches with a short adapter and closes to 40 inches. With the long adapter extended the maximum height is 76 inches. Its cast aluminum head is 5 1/2 inches in diameter, giving a solid stance to any camera. The wood is eastern white ash with stainless steel straps and cast head richly finished in wrinkle black epoxy. A removable accessory tray for lenses or eyepieces comes as either an eight- or 10-inch aluminum tray finished in wrinkle black epoxy.
Manufacturer: KB Systems www.kbsystem.com
introduced its latest presentation due-the Vantage Mat and the Madison Presentation Box. The Mat's ebony stock, with gold photo framing, fits perfectly into the simulated leather presentation box, also black and richly enhanced with an elegant moire lining. The Vintage Mats come in 5"x7" (8"x10" outside) and 8"x10" (11"x14" outside), are top-loading, and work well with TAP's standard gold and black boxes. The new Presentation Boxes hold up to eight matted and 40 unmatted prints. Vantage and Madison, sold separately, are designed to be used together or individually.
Manufacturer: Taprell Loomis www.tap-usa.com
presents EyeLiner P1, a tool for photographing babies, small children, and pets that helps keep the subject looking into the lens for an extended period of time. Developed by director/cameraman Steve McWilliams, the EyeLiner P1 is a lightweight device that accommodates professional still formats, on location and in the studio. Using a unique beam splitter-mirror combination, the camera lens is hidden and the subject only sees the photographer's face. "The EyeLiner lets me take better pictures. That's the bottom line," says McWilliams, 24-year veteran of the motion/still industry. I can hold a baby's look for extended periods of time, concentrating on shooting, rather than using my energy to 'trick' a fleeting glance toward the lens." Adds portrait photographer Mark Waggy, "The contact sheets say it all-24 in a row, dead into the lens."
Manufacturer: Eyeliner, Inc.www.mceyeliner.com
has launched FreeWire, a wireless flash sync and camera trigger system. It features transceivers that can be set as a "sender" or "remote" unit or both; wireless TTL control for Qflash; eight noninterfering coded channel settings; four remote, independent zones for wireless flash or shutter control. FreeWire also employs a confirmation signal, which is echoed back to the sender and displayed.
Manufacturer: Quantum Instruments www.qtm.com
introduces its FlipAlbum CD Maker Professional Edition, which allows pros to publish their own virtual photo albums, catalogs, and newsletters with the 3D page-flipping interface. The software's encryption capability protects the photos from being pirated, making it ideal for "proof books." This one-time licensing software entitles the user to a distribution of up to 1,000 copies. Using E-Book's patented "Digital Flip" technology permits you to view pages on the computer as if you were reading a book. It's easy and convenient to organize, compare, manage, and present archived images. Customize the book's cover, background, and color; add background music and narration; add bookmarks; page-flipping options; and global annotation schemes. Once you've created the album, put the CD into your CD-ROM drive and it will play automatically.
Manufacturer: E-Book Systems. www.ebooksys.com
Inkjet Paper won this year's DIMA Shoot-Out at PMA, its second consecutive win. The winning paper was its semi-matt 240g Portrait Paper in the small format category. Chad Munce, organizer of Shoot-Out 2001, said, "It's quite remarkable for a European manufacturer to emerge the winner in two consecutive years. It really is a superb paper with an outstanding surface-perfect for excellent photographic prints." ICC profiles and lists of printer drivers recommended by the Tetenal testing laboratory can be downloaded free of charge from the website, www.tetenal.com.
Manufacturer: Tetenal
has introduced a new line of value-packed monobloc flash units loaded with performance features. Distributed by the Bogen Photo Corp., the new Style series includes the quiet, fan-cooled 300S, 600S and 1200S models, as well as the more economical, convection-cooled Style 300 and 600 models. Elegantly styled with ergonomically positioned intuitive controls, all Style monoblocs have an aluminum chassis, heat resistant Polyamide housing, and precision Swiss engineering- "Elinchrom-tough" to withstand daily pro use, yet lightweight for easy handling and transport. Full function, wired remote control is also available with the "S" models. These flash units also feature fast recycle time, durable user-replaceable flashtubes ("S" models), and are fully compatible with the rest of the extensive Elinchrom system.
Manufacturer: Bogen Photo Corp. www.bogenphoto.com
offers professional photographers the opportunity to see their clients' favorite images turned into postage-size, self-adhesive stamps. Sold in multiples of 50, decorative PhotoStamps add a personal touch to wedding invitations, thank-you cards, etc. Advanced printing technology reproduces color, B&W, or enhanced photos, flat artwork or logos with fine quality and resolution. The stickers are perforated for authenticity.
Manufacturer: Special Delivery Gifts. www,photostamps.com

   







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