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has introduced the Seagull 1.5x telephoto lens set for the Seagull Twin Lens Reflex cameras. The set comes with two 1.2 ounce lenses, one for each original lens—taking and viewing—so what you see is what you get in your image. The lenses screw onto the camera's original 75mm lenses, effectively making them 112.5mm lenses. The lens pouches have loops for attachment to a strap for easy carrying.
Manufacturer: Phoenix Corporation of America

has introduced the first DLP projector—the XD200 ColorView—specifically designed for color-critical applications using photos, video, and other graphics. Ideal for client and prospect presentations, as well as workshops and seminars, the XD200 weighs in at 6.6 pounds and features 2000 ANSI lumens. The XD200 combines Mitsubishi's proprietary ColorView technology with sRGB, a Microsoft color standard, and the Emmy-award winning DCDi (Directional Correlational Deinterlacing) video technology, for superior color reproduction. An Emergency Roadside Assistance Program offers next-business-day replacement units when available.
Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc.
recently released Portfolio 6, a major upgrade to the company's award-winning Digital Asset Management solution. Portfolio 6 is the fastest way for pros to share, organize, retrieve, and distribute the digital files they create and use on a regular basis. A unique feature is the Portfolio Express Palette, for instant visual access to cataloged files directly from the creative environment, or from anywhere on the system. When designing a Web page, writing an email, or creating a presentation, the user is one keystroke from access to a Portfolio catalog.
Manufacturer: Extensis Products Group
has introduced the latest addition to its award-winning CD recorders, the CRW3200 LightSpeed3. This 24X drive can burn a full data CD in under three minutes. Because blank CD media is so inexpensive, it's the most economical, quickest, and most effective way to store data, say company reps. The series features an intense blue LED that lights up when recording, changing to purple-white when the drives are idle.
Manufacturer: Yamaha Electronics Corporation
announced the compatibility of its 5.0 megapixel Coolpix 5000 digital camera with the 1GB or 512MB IBM Microdrive, a one-inch, CompactFlash Type II format removable media. The Coolpix 5000, while helping photographers capture brilliant pictures with amazing detail and vibrant colors, may require increased memory space for the high-res images. The IBM Microdrive lets shooters focus on their images instead of storage. The camera features a 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor lens, a top shutter speed of 1/4000 sec, and shooting speed of 3 fps at full resolution.
Manufacturer: Nikon Inc.
has expanded its award-winning nik Color Efex Pro! photographic filter product line, offering smaller sets from its original collection of 55 filters. The Photo Design Set includes 17 filters for studio and portrait to outdoor scenic photography. The Photo Classic Set combines 19 filters for indoor and outdoor images. The Photo Artistic Set has 16 filters for more stylistic enhancements. And the Photo Abstract Set offers 13 abstract artistic filters.
Manufacturer: nik multimedia Inc
introduces a collection of pro-grade papers specially formatted and packaged for desktop inkjet and bubbleJet applications. Distributed by Bogen Photo Corp. for the U.S. photo market, the Legion Paper Digital Fine Art Collection "gives digital artists and photographers the opportunity to achieve true fine art quality output from almost any photo-quality desktop inkjet printer," says Bogen president Paul Wild. The six premium papers, all pH-neutral with superior archival stability, are: Photo Gloss, Photo Matte, Canvas Cover, Somerset, Photo Enhanced/Velvet, Somerset Photo Enhanced/Texture, and Concorde Rag. Manufacturer: Legion Paper
announced that the Digital Album can now be operated with the Travel Jack (image shows Jack front and back). Offering increased portability on the road, the Jack runs with the included 12V adapter or with eight AA batteries. The Travel Jack allows shooters to use the unit's USB, Video, and AC power connections without having to rely on the Docking Station.
Manufacturer: JOBO Fototechnic Inc.
announced that its FreeWire and Qflash can provide wired and wireless TTL control from the Mamiya 645AFD. For a wired connection, connect a QF25 TTL adapter between the Mamiya 645AFD and a Qflash. Or go wireless, with its FreeWire Digital Transceiver (FW10) and FW65 TTL adapter connected to the Mamiya. Connect any number of remote FreeWire/Qflash units for single and multi-flash coordinated wireless TTL.
Manufacturer: Quantum Instruments Inc.
introduces the Podmatic, a five-section monopod. With an operating height of 25.5 to 58 inches, closed it's a compact 14 inches long. The locking mechanism is internal and cannot be viewed externally. Two spring-loaded buttons are key to the Podmatic's locking system. Ball heads with a 1/4x20 screw thread will mount easily onto the top of the monopod. The Podmatic comes packed with a carrying case that accommodates a 3-inch ball head.
Manufacturer: Adorama