Friday, April 15, 2005
Eliminating the need for a card reader, SanDisk has created an innovative SD flash memory card, the Ultra II SD PLUS, which features built-in USB connectivity. Simply remove the SD card from your camera and insert it directly into your computer's USB port to download your images. Price: $149 (1 GB). Contact: SanDisk, (800) 977-5427, www.sandisk.com.
Big-Zoom Camera With Optical Image Stabilizer
Shoot with the powerful 12x, 36-432mm (35mm equivalent) zoom on Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FZ5 to capture everything from wide-angle to extreme telephoto shots. A built-in MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer combats camera shake so that you can get the most out of the camera's optics. Panasonic's LSI Venus Engine II processor shortens shutter lag and speeds image processing. List Price: $499. Contact: Panasonic, (800) 211-PANA, www.panasonic.com.
InkjetMall now offers a line of inkjet photo papers compatible with both pigment- and dye-based inksets. Bradford papers are available in three surfaces, each of which is lignin- and acid-free to ensure archival quality. Two of the papers are made of 100 percent cotton rag: Bradford Rag Bright White is a bright white paper that uses minimal brighteners; Bradford Rag Natural White is made without brighteners and displays a warmer tone. Bradford Bright Cool Matte is a lighter-weight, 200 gsm sulphite paper with a brightness of 95. Price: From $10. Contact: InkjetMall, (888) 426-6323, www.inkjetmall.com.
Unleash Elements' Potential
Hone your digital darkroom skills with Adobe Photoshop Elements 3 Unleashed. This DVD-based series of tutorials from pro Deke McClelland guides you through 10 advanced lessons and includes project work files and professional stock photography in the package. Estimated Street Price: $59. Contact: Total Training, (800) 546-9620, www.totaltraining.com.
Warm Balance Filter
Get warmer images with balanced skin tones. Fit the ExpoDisc Digital Warm Balance filter on your lens and set a custom white balance. The attachment forces your digital camera to add precise quantities of red and green color to remove blue casts, warming your images and saving you time with color correction. Estimated Street Price: From $99. Contact: ExpoDisc, (800) 446-5086, www.expodisc.com.
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