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Monday, May 1, 2006

Functionality Meets Style

Novoflex offers camera supports that are both reliable and attractively designed

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The D IN O head weighs just 10.6 ounces, but supports weights of up to 6.6 pounds and can be attached to virtually any standard or mini-tripod via 1/4- to 3/8-inch threads. At a cost of just $273, the head becomes a solid platform for your camera, but also an interesting conversation piece.

Another highly designed accessory is the Novoflex BasicBall. This product serves as more than a base for a head like the D IN O; it creates a versatile platform for your camera in the form of a mini-tripod or monopod.

The BasicBall ($94) features nine different screw threads, which can accommodate tripod legs at three different angles. The short legs, plus the articulation of the D IN O head, make it especially useful for close-up photography, particularly when working close to the ground.

Telescoping legs are also available that offer a length between 24 and 51 inches. A single leg used in conjunction with the BasicBall creates a monopod, a second leg, a duopod, and a third leg, a tripod. This flexibility makes it an ideal tool for photographers who are interested in limiting the amount of gear carried in the field.

For photographers looking for an appealing aesthetic to go along with the demand for reliability and control, these Novoflex accessories are a smart addition to your photographic inventory.

Contact: HP Marketing Corp., (800) 735-4373, www.hpmarketingcorp.com.


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