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In Focus: November 2012


REALLY RIGHT STUFF TFA-01 POCKET POD
Weighing in at just 5.1 ounces and supporting a hefty 100 pounds, the Really Right Stuff TFA-01 Pocket Pod is an ideal travel companion whether you're flying, hiking or hitting the road. It's six inches tall with the legs folded underneath, and durable rubber feet enhance the tripod's grip on challenging surfaces. Keeping the legs together basically turns the Pocket Pod into a mini-monopod. The TFA-01 is made out of anodized aluminum and stainless-steel parts. Estimated Street Price: $98. Contact: Really Right Stuff, (888) 777-5557, www.reallyrightstuff.com.
REALLY RIGHT STUFF TFA-01 POCKET POD
Weighing in at just 5.1 ounces and supporting a hefty 100 pounds, the Really Right Stuff TFA-01 Pocket Pod is an ideal travel companion whether you're flying, hiking or hitting the road. It's six inches tall with the legs folded underneath, and durable rubber feet enhance the tripod's grip on challenging surfaces. Keeping the legs together basically turns the Pocket Pod into a mini-monopod. The TFA-01 is made out of anodized aluminum and stainless-steel parts. Estimated Street Price: $98. Contact: Really Right Stuff, (888) 777-5557, www.reallyrightstuff.com.
OP/TECH PRO STRAP
Carry your DSLR and long telephoto lens comfortably using the OP/Tech Pro Strap. The curved neoprene pad helps to distribute the weight evenly and to absorb shock so that neck and shoulder fatigue are reduced or eliminated. The strap is easy to attach and fully adjustable. The Non Slip Grip ensures that everything stays in place securely. Estimated Street Price: $21. Contact: OP/Tech, (406) 388-1377, www.optechusa.com.

COTTON CARRIER HAND STRAP
For those who love the Cotton Carrier system, there's now a hand strap solution. Simply attach the strap to the eyelet of your camera body and place the rubber gasket pad against the underside of your camera or battery grip. Then you just thread the quick-release plate through the hole in the gasket pad. Estimated Street Price: $35. Contact: Cotton Carrier, (877) 852-9423 www.cottoncarrier.com.
TIFFEN DFX 3
Available as a standalone app or as a plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture, Tiffen Dfx 3 simulates thousands of popular Tiffen optical filters, specialized lenses, optical lab process, film grain and more. Plus, it includes tools to fix common photo problems like red eye, compression artifacts and noise. Some of the newer features include: Match Filter for matching the lighting and color of a different image, Rays for changing points of light into stunning rays, DeNoise for reducing grain and noise, and Key Light for adding directional or point light to a scene. Estimated Street Price: $169 (standalone); $229 (Photoshop).
Contact: Tiffen, (631) 273-2500, www.tiffen.com.
THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S EPHEMERIS
Available for iOS or Android devices, The Photographer's Ephemeris app features automatic time-zone and elevation detection, correction for atmospheric refraction and height above the horizon, as well as more basic functions such as sunrise, sunset and moon position for any location at any time. Estimated Street Price: $8. Contact: The Photographer's Ephemeris, www.photoephemeris.com.

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