Monday, June 25, 2007
Give your prints the look of professional output with Ilford's line of Galerie media. Designed with pro and enthusiast photographers in mind, the paper collection includes Galerie Smooth Gloss, Smooth High Gloss, Smooth Pearl and Smooth Heavyweight Matte. The fast-drying, fade-resistant papers deliver first-rate image quality and consistency. For the calibration-savvy photographer, Ilford has made available some 1,300 ICC profiles on its Website. As a new printer arrives on the market, the company adds a corresponding profile. List Price: Varies by size. Contact: Ilford, www.ilford.com.
Print photos with true-to-life color using the price-busting HP Photosmart C4280 All-in-One printer, which does triple-duty as a scanner and copier, too. A 1.5-inch color display lets you preview and print your photos without a PC. Using HP's six-color, fade-resistant Vivera inks, the stylishly designed all-in-one produces images with rich and realistic tones. An intuitive control panel and convenient one-touch buttons make operation simple. The C4280 prints a 4x6-inch color photo in as fast as 49 seconds. List Price: $99. Contact: Hewlett-Packard, (800) 752-0900, www.hp.com.
Boost your picture-taking capacity with PNY's 8 GB Secure Digital High Capacity memory card. This high-performance card has a minimum sustained read-and-write speed of 4 MB/sec, which is ideal for D-SLRs. Just remember that SDHC cards are designed for cameras and devices that are SDHC-compatible, so you can't use the card in a standard SD slot. Estimated Street Price: $109. Contact: PNY Technologies, www.pny.com.
Steady your hand with Nikon's 55-200mm ƒ/4-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor lens with Vibration Reduction. Designed for Nikon's DX format digital SLR cameras, including the D80, D40 and D40x, this telephoto zoom is the equivalent of an 82.5-300mm lens on a 35mm SLR. The 55-200mm ƒ/4-5.6G incorporates Nikon's proprietary Vibration Reduction for handheld shots as much as three stops slower than ordinarily possible with the camera shake caused by slow shutter speeds. The zoom also features extra-low dispersion (ED) glass for high-quality images, Silent Wave Motor technology (SWM) for quiet autofocusing, and Internal Focusing (IF) for streamlined balance and handling. Estimated Street Price: $249. Contact: Nikon, (800) NIKON-UX, www.nikonusa.com.
Portfolio To Go
Ship your portfolio or mounted prints in the Tenba Airbook, a highly protective case designed with top-of-the-line fabric to protect valuable contents. Layers of air-channeled plastic panels, high-density foam and specially molded framing components safeguard and hold your contents in place. Corner cutouts in the interior protect mounted prints and delicate books from shipping damage, and hand cutouts on each side allow for easy removal. Four sizes are available for 8.5x11-, 11x14- and 11x17-inch books and 16x20-inch prints. List Price: $198 to $250. Contact: Tenba, (914) 347-3300, www.tenba.com.
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