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What's Hot in the Photo Marketplace TEXT BY DIANE BERKENFELD
( introduced its EOS-1Ds with a full-frame 35mm CMOS sensor that offers 11.1 megapixels of resolution. Features include 45-point autofocus, 21-point evaluative metering, 10-mode white balance, and an E-TTL auto flash system. The camera can simultaneously record RAW and Jpeg files. Canon's new File Viewer Utility allows photographers to process the RAW files into TIFFS or JPEGS. Canon also introduced the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens.
Manufacturer: Canon U.S.A.

( introduces a collapsible reflector with a built-in handle. The Lastolite Tri-Grip replaces the traditional round reflector with a triangular design, combining the ability to collapse the product with the ability to hold it rigid. Tri-Grips measure approximately 33 inches on each side. The two-sided reflectors, available in silver/white, gold/white, and sunfire/silver, are distributed in the U.S. by Bogen Photo Corp.
Manufacturer: Lastolite

MITSUBISHI'S Presentation Products Division ( announces its XD300U ColorView DLP projector, which offers a remarkable 2000:1 contrast ratioso colors are rich, whites are brilliant, and blacks are extremely dark. With a super-long lamp life-up to 4,000 hours-that can last five years or more under normal conditions, the XD300U is easy to set up and lets you modify images easily with user-friendly features.
Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc.

( has added the Qflash T2D and X2D Digital upgrades, providing new features for the pro shooter. All Qflash T2 and X2 models can be upgraded to the T2D and X2D Digital. New features include the automatic fill mode, quick turn off, increased program modes, and automatic sensor limit, which controls the distance the Qflash sensor sees in auto mode.
Manufacturer: Quantum Instruments, Inc.

SOFTWARE ( introduces StudioLine Photo Edition, an image archiving and editing software. Easy to use, the software lets you import images in JPEG and TIFF formats from cameras, scanners, etc. In a few quick steps, you can run a slide show on your PC, upload a photo album to a website, or print hard copies. StudioLine Photo Edition is available for download and a 30-day free trial at the company's website.

Manufacturer: H&M Systems Software, Inc.