DPP Home Gear In Focus January-February 2008

Monday, January 7, 2008

January-February 2008

New Tools Of The Trade

tenba case Apple Case
Ship your Mac safely to the next assignment using Tenba's lightweight Air Case collection, which has expanded to support Apple computers and Cinema Displays. Ideal for transporting sensitive and expensive equipment, each case is built with air-channeled plastic panels, high-density foam and a ballistic nylon outer shell, providing excellent protection. Custom-fit cases are available for the MacPro Tower, 17-, 20- and 24-inch iMacs, as well as 20-, 23- and 30-inch Cinema Displays. Smaller cases are available for MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops. Estimated Street Price: Varies by size and model. Contact: Tenba, (914) 347-3300, www.tenba.com.

tripods Steady Shots

Support your D-SLR using one of the Flashpoint carbon-fiber tripods from Adorama. The affordable, lightweight tripods come in three models. The 1128 ranges from 18.5 to 55 inches, supports nearly 10 pounds and weighs 2.6 pounds. The 1228 extends from 20 to 60 inches, has a load capacity of 17.6 pounds and weighs 3.3 pounds. The 1328 measures from 21 to 63 inches, supports 24.2 pounds and weighs less than 4 pounds. There's also a 19-inch monopod that extends to 58 inches. Estimated Street Price: $89 to $299. Contact: Adorama, (800) 223-2500, www.adorama.com.

Brooks Scholars

Congratulations to high school seniors Danielle Netko and Zac Gatherum who received the 2007 Warren King Foundation/Epson Scholarships. They will attend the Brooks Institute in California. Warren King, chairman of the Foundation board, said Netko and Gatherum's applications and portfolios unquestionably illustrate a commitment to pursuing a future in photography. Created by King and inaugurated with the Brooks Institute in 2002, the scholarship was intended to nurture the study of photographic arts in California high schools. The program has since expanded to high schools across the United States. Contact: Brooks Institute, (805) 966-3888, www.brooks.edu.

novoflex Multipurpose Support
When you're out on location, having a versatile support like the Novoflex Pistock-C can save you from blurry shots. The Pistock-C allows you to quickly frame shots from the ground or it can be used as a chest or shoulder support to help stabilize the camera. It also helps take the weight off your arms when using long telephoto lenses. The universal plate can be positioned in a number of ways, providing optimal support for whatever camera and lens you're using. The ¼-inch support screw works for all 35mm cameras, telephoto lenses and medium-format and video cameras. Estimated Street Price: $180. Contact: HP Marketing Corp., (800) 735-4373, www.hpmarketingcorp.com


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