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Innovations



INNOVATIONS



introduces the new Kodak DCS Pro 14n digital SLR camera with a 35mm-sized CMOS sensor and 13.89 megapixels in resolution. This means photographers will regain the benefits of true wide-angle lenses. The camera features the Nikon F lens mount and a magnesium body. A FireWire port and CompactFlash Types I and II and IBM MicroDrive slot is accompanied by a SD/MMC card slot for additional storage. Images can be saved as DCR raw files or Kodak Professional Extended Range Imaging (ERI) JPEGs. The Kodak DCS Pro 14n will ship in December.
Manufacturer: Eastman Kodak Company
(www.kodak.com/go/professional)


added to its extensive line of Coolpix digital cameras with the new 4.0 megapixel Coolpix 4300. The Coolpix 4300 features a 3x optical zoom-Nikkor lens, with the equivalent of a 38-114mm zoom range in a 35mm camera. Other features include full automatic mode, 12 scene modes, a macro mode, and manual controls. The Coolpix 4300 uses CompactFlash cards for image storage and is compatible with optional telephoto, wide-angle, fisheye converter lenses, and Nikon's Slide Copy Adaptor.
Manufacturer: Nikon Inc.
(www.nikonusa.com)
has introduced its Epson Stylus Pro 10600 wide-format printer. Images can be printed up to 44-inches wide at true 1440x770 dpi resolution. The Stylus Pro 10600 offers users three different six-color ink solutions to choose from—Archival Ink, Photographic Dye, and Epson's new UltraChrome inks. The printer, configured to that particular ink solution, can handle a wide range of media, in roll form or cut sheets. An optional Fiery Spark Professional 2.0 Adobe PostScript 3 Software RIP with Pantone Color Matching from EFI is available; additional RIPs will be available from other third-party manufacturers.
Manufacturer: Epson America Inc.
(www.epson.com)
expandsits line of tripods and monopods with the introduction of the Sunpak EZEE POD Monopod. The EZEE POD Monopod features Sunpak's interchangeable UT series 3-way pan head that has a quick release and bubble level. The EZEE POD Monopod can also accept other Sunpak accessories, such as their new Compact Ball Head. The monopod's height range is 22.8-inches to over 62-inches. A carry strap is included for convenience, as is a second quick-release mounting plate. Available through ToCAD America.
Manufacturer: Sunpak
(www.sunpak.com)
expands its line of 35mm lenses with two new zooms. The SMC-FA 28-90mm, f/3.5-5.6 is compact and lightweight, with a minimum focusing distance of 1.3 feet. The SMC-FA 28-105 is also a lightweight, compact lens with macro shooting at a minimum focusing distance of 1.65 feet. The lens features a minimum aperture of f/3.2-4.5. A flower-shaped lens hood comes with the lens and features a polarizing filter adjustment window.
Manufacturer: Pentax USA
(www.pentaxusa.com)

added two new cases to the line of Transpac equipment cases with the new Transpac Multi-Kit case. This case can carry up to three complete lighting kits. The Transpac Multi-Kit case features In-Line skate wheels for smooth rolling, and the interior features seven zip-covered compartments plus moveable, padded dividers and Velcro straps. The Single-Kit case houses a single lighting kit within its protective walls.
Manufacturer: Photoflex
(www.photoflex.com)


adds to its extensive digital camera line with the new PowerShot G3. The PowerShot G3 offers 4 megapixels of resolution, a 4x optical/3.6x digital zoom, RAW image capture, and movie recording up to three minutes. The PowerShot G3 has lots of features for creative photography, including enhanced photo effects and first- or second-curtain flash sync. A new image processor, called DIGIC (Digital Imaging Integrated Circuit), improves picture quality, autofocus performance, and processing speed. The camera offers five flash modes and direct printing capability with Canon dye-sub and Bubble Jet Direct printers.
Manufacturer: Canon U.S.A., Inc.
(www.powershot.com)
has begun shipping two new veloCD rewriters, including a portable model. The veloCD (Model FP-241032), is an external CD burner, utilizing Firewire/IEEE-1394 for a fast connection to computers. The perfect "go anywhere" CD burner, it connects easily to desktop or notebook computers. The 40X veloCD USB 2.0 burner (model UE-40128) is a fast drive using the USB 2.0 connection to a computer. The USB CD burner is also compatible with the older USB 1.1 port connection.
Manufacturer: TDK Electronics Corp.
(www.tdk.com)
introduces the SENergy 981, 19-inch LCD monitor with sRGB color matching modes and a 170- degree viewing angle. The monitor offers tilt, swivel, height, and pivot adjustments, integrated stereo speakers, and 16.7 million true colors (24-bit technology). The SENergy 981 is VESA wall/arm mount ready and Kensington Lock Port Compliant for security.
Manufacturer: Princeton Graphics Systems, Inc.
(www.princetongraphics.com)
introduced the "Pop-Up Room in a Bag, " an instant change anywhere, anytime dressing room for indoor or outdoor location shoots. Setting itself up in seconds once it's popped out of its handy carrying bag, the Pop-Up Room in a Bag weighs only three pounds, folds flat for travel and convenient storage, and has three weight bags, four tie-down ropes, and stakes for windy days.
Manufacturer: Arbella Enterprises
(www.mypopuproom.com)

   







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