Instead Of A Bag!
The Tenba Metro Vest features almost two dozen pockets, digital media compartments, organizing spaces and accessory attachment points to keep all of your necessary items close at hand. Made of 100% cotton, the vest is designed for comfort and even includes "silent mode" pockets to allow you to access gear quietly. It's available in small, medium, large and extra-large sizes. List Price: $98. Contact: Tenba, (914) 347-3300, www.tenba.com.
Adobe Camera Raw For Digital Photographers Only by Rob Sheppard (Wiley Publishing, 2005; ISBN: 0-7645-9683-7). Learn to produce the best photographs possible in the right format. PCPhoto editor Rob Sheppard explains the capabilities of the RAW format and techniques to enhance RAW images. Pro tips and cross-references are interspersed with the text to help you better grasp the content and principles.
An EVOLT Of Lightning
The Olympus EVOLT E-500 D-SLR is extremely compact and lightweight, plus it can be purchased in a one- or two-lens package at a low price of less than $900. The camera features an 8-megapixel CCD sensor and the TruePic Turbo engine for fast image processing that limits artifacts and fringing. To reduce retouching time in your digital darkroom, the Dust Reduction System utilizes the Supersonic Wave Filter that shakes 35,000 vibrations a second to remove dust from the sensor every time you turn on the camera. The camera's large 2.5-inch LCD displays larger text and icons so you can navigate through the menu options and view your images with ease. List Price: $699 (body only); $799 (with 14-45mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom lens); $899 (with 14-45mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 and 40-150mm ƒ/3.5-4.5 Zuiko Digital Zoom lenses). Contact: Olympus, (888) 553-4448, www.olympusamerica.com.