DPP Home Gear In Focus May/June 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

May/June 2013

New Tools Of The Trade

This Article Features Photo Zoom

Magnification Mode
Viewing a small LCD screen on a bright sunny day can be tricky, but the Flashpoint Swivi HD DSLR LCD Universal Foldable Viewfinder Version II with 3.0x Magnification helps make the LCD screen viewable, making clear focus and accurate exposure obtainable. In Magnification Mode, a 3x magnification is provided to view details and ensure focus. The viewfinder loupe attaches to the camera with a mounting plate and fits on most DSLRs with a 3-inch LCD. The eyepiece ensures safety of the LCD in sunlight. The rubber eyecup may be rotated for either right- or left-eye-dominant shooting. Estimated Street Price: $120. Contact:Flashpoint (Adorama), www.adorama.com.

Stealthy Stabilizer
As a versatile professional, moving between video and stills in the studio and out in the field becomes the norm. It's crucial to have a camera stabilizer that's as versatile as you are. The Stealthy Photo/Video Support by VariZoom can pull double-, triple-, even quadruple-duty as both a motion and still photo support by transforming itself between handheld motion stabilizer, 3-point shooter, mini-monopod, tabletop tripod and full 6-foot monopod in seconds. It fits DSLR and video cameras weighing from 8 ounces to several pounds. Estimated Street Price: $599. Contact:VariZoom, www.varizoom.com.

Leica Miami
Positioned in an area of rich color, culture and art, Leica has added the new Leica Store Miami in the thriving Coral Gables shopping district along the Miracle Mile. The 2,200-square-foot showroom will display products such as the Leica X2 Edition Paul Smith, as well as showcase photography displays. This store joins the current Leica Store DC and Leica Store SoHo. Leica reports that they will continue to grow in 2013 by opening additional Leica store locations in North America. Contact:Visit www.leicastoremiami.com. for more information.

The iSeries 1914 Pro DSLR Case from SKB Cases has a waterproof, impact-resistant exterior combined with a versatile, lightweight foam interior that will keep your cameras and accessories safe through your roughest travels. The case accommodates two DSLR bodies and provides a removable foam insert, tailoring the space to your specific body size with or without a camera grip. Three of the four lens slots are outfitted with three half-inch foam rings that you can remove to fit different-sized lenses. The case has additional compartments for a flash, batteries, memory cards and additional accessories. For quick and secure airport travel, the case is equipped with TSA lockable trigger release latches. SKB backs this case with their Unconditional Lifetime Warranty. Estimated Street Price: $279. Contact:SKB Cases, www.skbcases.com.


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