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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

In Focus: June 2010





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METALLIC INKJET
Add shine to your crisp, colorful spring and summer scenics with Red River Paper’s Polar Pearl Metallic photo inkjet paper. The paper has a high-gloss look and iridescent finish that closely matches the characteristics of photo lab metallic prints. It’s compatible with any inkjet printer and requires no special equipment, inks or finishing techniques to achieve the metallic effect. The paper is available in 10 sheet sizes, and rolls up to 42 inches wide will be available soon. Color profiles are available online for different printer models. Estimated Street Price: $26 to $149. Contact: Red River Paper, (888) 248-8774, www.redriverpaper.com.
TOUGH DRIVES
Keep your images safely with you, even when facing harsh outdoor elements, using Transcend’s sturdy storage solutions. The StoreJet 18M and 25M portable hard drives feature advanced two-stage, anti-shock technology that incorporates internal suspension and a vibration-absorbing silicone outer shell for protection against vibration and impact damage. The drives are rugged enough to meet U.S. military drop-test standards, so if there’s an accidental slip, no big deal. The 18M delivers a capacity of 120 GB and the 25M of up to 640 GB. The OneTouch auto backup button allows you to instantly store and synchronize data with your computer. Estimated Street Price: Up to $136. Contact: Transcend, www.transcendusa.com.
BELT HOLDER
Move around freely with your DSLR or camcorder in tow using the Adorama B-Grip. The belt-mounted holder keeps the camera connected to your body when you’re on the move and allows you to pull it out quickly for capturing a shot. Any configuration of the camera is possible, and it can support up to 17.5 pounds for accommodating a flash, zoom lens, additional batteries or big video cameras. Estimated Street Price: $49 (special price); $54 (regular price). Contact: Adorama, (800) 223-2500, www.adorama.com.
COMPACT CLASSIC
When you want to travel light and still take high-quality pictures, check out the Minox Digital Classic DCC 5.1, a miniature replica of a classic 35mm rangefinder with a 5-megapixel sensor. While the exterior pays tribute to the past, the inside features high-performance digital technology for capturing tack-sharp images. The camera has a 2-inch display, can be outfitted with a detachable eye-level optical viewfinder and comes with other accessories, including a teleconverter and wide-angle converter for capturing different perspectives. The Minox 5.1 shoots video in AVI format, records to SD memory cards with capacities of up to 16 GB and weighs less than four ounces. Estimated Street Price: $249. Contact: MINOX, (866) 469-3080, www.minox.com.
LENS ADAPTERS
Novoflex has a new series of lens adapters to mount older film and digital lenses onto Micro Four Thirds cameras. Models include the Leica M (MFT/LEM); Leica R (MFT/LER); Nikon G and non-G (MFT/NIK); Contax/Yashica (MFT/CONT); Olympus OM (MFT/OM); Pentax K (MFT/PENT); Minolta MD (MFT/MIN-MD); Sony/Minolta AF (MFT/MIN-AF); Canon FD (MFT/CAN); M42 (MFT/CO) and T2 (MFT/T2) lenses. There are 13 adapters for Samsung’s NX camera series. For Nikon, Pentax and Sony/Minolta lenses, the adapters all have a built-in adjustable ring so you can control the aperture setting. Novoflex also offers a full range of adapters for most 35mm and DSLR cameras, as well as medium-format bodies. Estimated Street Price: Varies. Contact: HP Marketing Corp., (800) 735-4373, www.hpmarketingcorp.com.

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