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|| News Item: Posted 2009-06-25

New Ranger, Pocket Wizards and Photo Books Highlight Adorama Specials
By Jeff Snyder

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Elinchrom Ranger Quadra
Here we are, its almost July 4th, the summer is half over, and Adorama has your mid-summer savings...whether it's Cameras, Lenses, Video gear, or larger memory cards, we have what you're looking for, at the right price. Check out for your Photo needs, for all your printing, or for your next big assignment where you need that exotic piece of gear.

Elinchrom Ranger Quadra: Good Things Come in Small Packages
NEW from Elinchrom, "The Ranger Quadra" A VERY small portable battery powered strobe system. This is by far the smallest portable system that I have ever seen. The Ranger Quadra Generator with Battery weighs in at 6.6lbs, the Ranger Quadra Heads are only .55lbs each, yes, just slightly over 1/2 pound. With a power range from 8.2-400ws, up to 4000 flashes per charged battery, an LED Modeling Light, built in Skyport Receiver, and a fast re-charge time of 45 mins-1.5 hours, this system cannot be beat. I am at Joe McNally's Lighting Workshops this week with Mark Astman of Bogen. Mark is showing off this system, and I've been floored by how small and lightweight the Quadra's are. If you shoot Weddings, Outdoor Portraiture, Photojournalism, or are even a weekend warrior, this is the system that you should be investigating now. We expect to begin to receive them in mid-July. (Check in with me for pricing). Bogen's List Price on the kit (PN EL10290) is $2438 which includes: 1 Ranger Quadra, 2 batteries, 2 heads, 2 reflectors, 1 Skyport transmitter, cables, charger and a hard case. Elinchrom did it right, the Ranger Quadra will get your creative juices going for sure.

Canon 5D Mark II bodies are in stock, and can ship immediately for all of you that are looking...

HonlPhoto's Light Shaping tools are all in stock...Snoots, Grids, Filter Kits, Gobos...all designed for you Shoe Mounted Flash...All very affordable at $29.95 and under. Take a look:

Pocket Wizard's new ZoneController
Pocket Wizard has just announced the ZoneController, the latest addition to its ControlTL system of wireless flash products. The ZoneController can give the user control over three independent groups, or "zones" of lights. The unit sits in the hot shoe of a MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 radio and communicates with a FlexTT5 at the main flash for zone A, B, or C. Using this system in the studio or on location, a photographer can turn three zones of lights on and off as needed to control lighting. Pocket Wizard expects to have the ZoneController ready by late summer.

Nikon D3, D3X, D700, D90, D5000, plus so much more...Lenses, and every accessory made, is available to you now. Always check with me 1st for your hard to find items.

AdoramaPix is creating some of the finest photo books on the market! As a special to members, we're offering 25% off on any size photo book, ordered until July 16th. Here are a few reasons why you should try today:
• Picture your images in a hardcover photo book. Then create it.
• PixPublisher works from any web browser.
• A variety of sizes to choose from (with more on the way!)
• Drag and drop your images into one of our hundreds of templates … or create your book from scratch your way, add custom color backgrounds, borders, and frames, even incorporate text. It's your book!
• Flexible fulfillment options, order one book or several.

This isn't a book that's cranked out on a machine with a thousand others, Your book is hand-crafted with the painstaking attention to detail you've come to expect from AdoramaPix.

Your images will be printed and inspected with the same care that we've been taking with your prints since 1998.

Pages are Fuji Crystal Archive™ Album photo paper, a professional quality archival paper with excellent resistance to fading.

Leporello bindings ensure the books lie flat for double-page spreads and panoramas.

Custom covers are laminated for durability and superior longevity. Go to today! Use pass code PXSSBK for 25% off any size photo book through July 16, 2009

Over at our new TechTock blog, fellow Sports Shooter member Jack Howard has been busy as all get out. You'll want to check out his field reports on the Olympus E-P1 and Sigma DP2, which he says is in a class by itself for pocketable HDR photography. We've also had two members of Sports Shooter as guests on Jack's weekly TechTock podcast: Tom Sperduto and David Bergman (

Also cool: The Think Tank Shape Shifter backpack.

And check out the new Eye-Fi Pro SDHC card There's now RAW support and selective transferring.

As always, thanks to all the members for your continued support---If I can ever answer a question, or help you out in any way, please feel free to contact me

(Contact Snyder directly at email:; AIM: JSnyderAdorama or phone 301-652-4896; Fax 301-652-4971.)

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