Thursday, September 15, 2005
Versatile Filter System
The Cokin Z-Pro filter holder is designed to fit both film and digital equipment. The holder's modular design can be dismantled easily to accept filters with a 1.6mm thickness (which most photographers use). Additionally, the adapter ring allows the holder to fit a variety of lenses. A Pro Grad Filter Kit comes with three different Graduated Blue filters and a Pro Grad ND Kit includes three different Neutral Grads; both kits include a storage wallet. List Price: $45 (Filter Holder); $159 (Pro Grad Filter Kit); $199 (Pro Grad ND Kit). Contact: Cokin (OmegaSatter), (410) 374-3250, www.cokin.com.
If you love someone, don't say it, wear it! Egami Lifestyle can take your favorite picture, process it into satin nylon and incorporate it in a bag, coat, wallet or scarf. Not like your typical T-shirt with a silk-screen picture from the mall, Egami's products are made from high-quality materials with meticulous workmanship, and they offer five styles for your photo: Pop Art, Mod, Poster, Black & White and Sepia. List Price: From $120. Contact: Egami Lifestyle, (203) 253-3400, www.egami-lifestyle.com.
Make An Impact
Add a motion trail to a sports image, enhance backlight in a picture of the sky and create textured illustrations with the 10 Photoshop filters in Eye Candy 5: Impact by Alien Skin Software. Get creative with your digital images, calendars or birthday cards with effects like brushed metal, fur and lizard skin. The software's natural effects render smoke, rust, snow and ice. Estimated Street Price: $99; $49 (upgrade). Contact: Alien Skin Software, (888) 921-SKIN, www.alienskin.com.
Focal Lengths, Long And Large
Take wide-angle and telephoto landscape shots with ease with the Samsung Digimax Pro815 advanced compact digital camera. Offering big features, the Pro815 features a high-quality Schneider 7.2mm-108mm ƒ/2.2-4.6 lens (28-420mm 35mm equivalent) and an ultra-large 3.5-inch LCD screen. A High-Speed mode automatically increases the ISO to ensure steady shooting, even in tele-zoom. The optics employ four LD glass elements to minimize chromatic aberration and a rechargeable lithium battery can endure up to 500 shots per charge. List Price: $849. Contact: Samsung Electronics, (800) SAMSUNG, www.samsungusa.com.
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