Manfrotto’s 808RC4 is the ideal head for photographers who pack on the pounds when it comes to photo gear, the 808RC4 is a heavy-duty three-way head that can support payloads over 17 pounds. A unique combination of features and an innovative design commonly found in professional video heads adds to the 808RC4’s appeal and will surely guarantee it a spot on photographers’ wish lists worldwide. The 808RC4 will be featured at PMA in Las Vegas. Perhaps the most unique feature of 808RC4 is its Double Axis Spring System. An innovative solution borrowed from the video industry, the Double Axis Spring System consists of a built-in 3.30 pound spring for both the front tilt and side tilt movements.
Photographers and their clients have opted for a contemporary look in portrait photography. By using simple white backgrounds, informal posing arrangements and unusual camera angles, photographers have been able to capture this desired effect, but it’s not always easy. At PMA 2007, Lastolite, renowned throughout the world for its vast array of photographic imaging solutions, will be showcasing its new HiLite background - the ultimate solution for photographers looking to enhance their portrait photography with backlit perfection. Photographers have found it hard to master the white background, specifically because of the fact that the surface must be lit separately from the subject to avoid shadows.
Lexar, introduced two new professional-grade flash memory card readers designed to deliver increased download speeds from the card to a computer. One reader features a new and unique industrial design and is fully compatible with two new flash card interface standards: Ultra Direct Memory Access (UDMA) CompactFlash , a high-performance flash memory protocol based on the CompactFlash form factor, and Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC ), a memory standard that supports capacities of 4GB and higher in the Secure Digital (SD ) form factor. The second reader is an upgrade to Lexar’s already-existing stackable model that allows for concurrent download of information from multiple flash memory cards.
Delkin Devices announced the new Snug-It digital camera skins. These attractive camera skins take protection far beyond the competition. Snug-Its incorporate a revolutionary new design feature. Intricate molding results in flexible silicone petals that protect the lens itself. Other skins only have a cutout to allow the lens to expand and retract - the exclusive Snug-It lens petals open and close over the lens as it moves in and out. No other camera skin offers protection this complete. Snug-It skins are custom molded, ensuring a perfect fit and full functionality for every camera model. All controls are molded into the skin, which makes using the camera simple.
Minox in Las Vegas - Two full-featured, high-quality, high-power binoculars for price-conscious outdoor enthusiasts are being introduced by Minox USA at the PMA 2007 Show. They are the BV 8x42 and BV 10x42. Designed and engineered in Germany, these binoculars sell at breakthrough pricing, under $360. Proving that excellence is affordable and using many of the renowned design features and functions of the latest Minox sport optics, these new models are ideal universal tools, whether it's for travel, hunting, observing nature or attending an event. By using multi-coated lens elements, the Minox optical system provides exceptionally high light-transmission and excellent color brilliance, and reduces glare to a minimum. Superior detail rendition and contrast are benefits from roof prisms with phase-correction coating.