"HIP" SHOULDER BAG
Take the load off of your back and strap it around your waist. The Tenba Shootout Waistpack converts from shoulder bag to hip pack and features a water-repellant, nylon shell. The bag measures 16.5x9x8 inches and holds an SLR with midrange zoom lens, flash, media cards and accessories. For greater access, you can reach into the bag from the side without exposing all of your gear to harsh weather elements. List Price: $99. Contact: Tenba, (914) 347-3300, www.tenba.com.
New Orleans is a limited-edition, 40-page book showing rare and original photographs of the city. The images were captured by 11 professional photographers before the Hurricane Katrina disaster. AsukaBook USA and Kubota Photo Design, Inc., are distributing the book to the first 500 people who donate $60 or more to the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund on the Kubota Image Tools website (www.KubotaImageTools.com). All proceeds will go to aid agencies supporting Hurricane Katrina survivors.
Get wet with a compact 7-megapixel camera that works down to about five feet underwater. The Pentax Optio W20 digital camera has a built-in zoom lens with a 38-114mm-equivalent focal range. Other features include a new Blur Reduction High ISO mode that selects ISO settings up to 1600 and a 2.5-inch LCD screen with low-reflection technology and a backlighting system. The camera measures 4x2x1 inches and weighs 4.8 ounces. List Price: $299. Contact: Pentax, (800) 877-0155, www.pentaximaging.com.