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ADORAMA RENTAL CO.
42 W. 18th St., 6th Flr.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 627-8487
www.adoramarentals.com
The new Adorama Rental Co. (ARC) has simplified things. Clear and simple: New inventory, extraordinary Customer Service and Technical Support, at the most competitive rates in the industry. We carry the newest and latest Digital Cinema and HD Video Cameras, DSLR's and accessories, digital backs, computers and monitors, sound, lighting and grip equipment. In order to keep pace with the constant shift of the media marketplace, ARC has invested over seven million dollars worth of new equipment and upgrades to our regular inventory. We invite you to check out our new prices and products at www.adoramarental.com. Stop by our newly renovated department in the heart of the Photo District and see the changes for yourself.

ASUKABOOK USA
19855 4th St., Ste. 105
Bend, Oregon 97701
(866) 330-1530
(541) 330-1530
Fax: (541) 330-5540
www.asukabook.com
AsukaBook USA, located in Bend, Oregon, is the United States representative of Asukanet Co., Ltd.  Asukanet Co., Ltd. started manufacturing books in Japan in 1995 and continues to print and bind books for clients coffee-table worldwide. Asukanet Co., Ltd. asked Kubota Photo-Design, Inc. and Kevin Kubota to be its representative in the United States in 2005. AsukaBook USA launched in March of that year, and business has been booming ever since! Kubota Photo-Design, Inc. is also the owner of Kubota Image Tools (www.kubotaimagetools.com) and Red Boot Design (www.redbootdesign.com), One of the first companies to offer coffee-table style albums for photographers in the United States, AsukaBook USA has been widely endorsed by professional photographers and graphic designers because of the exceptional quality of their products and service. The variety and versatility of AsukaBook USA albums are exceedingly popular with clients purchasing packages from their photographers. Take a moment to discover the exceptional features of AsukaBook USA¹s New Zen Layflat Book®, offering beautiful, seamless displays of photos; the DVD Presentation Book, with a classically built case and fully removable, designable hard-cover book that includes a DVD placeholder; and their NeoClassic Book®, which puts a contemporary spin on the classic flush-mount album by adding seamless board-like pages, giving an artful experience to the viewer.

BAY PHOTO
2161 Delaware Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(800) 435-6686
Fax: (831) 475- 5275
www.bayphoto.com
Bay Photo Lab has been providing professional photographers with the highest quality printing and photo finishing services for over 35 years. Bay Photo offers photographic, press printed and fine art prints in a variety of surfaces, as well as a full array of templates for wedding, sports, seniors and more. Bay Photo also offers complete mounting options, canvas prints, albums and album design and cutting edge services like ThinWraps and MetalPrints. "ThinWraps have created a new way for photographers to display their work, enabling them to serve their clients better and be more profitable," says Sarah Bergeron, assistant to the owner. "MetalPrints provide a wow factor. This specialty product infuses dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets for an image with incredible luminescence and detail." At Bay Photo, they provide photographers with exceptional quality services, personal attention and a wide range of products. "I think what distinguishes us is how we listen to our customers, hear their needs and act upon them," Bergeron says. "We have added new offerings over the years because customers had creative ideas and asked us to make them a reality." No wonder this lab gets dozens of complimentary emails every month.

EXPOIMAGING, INC.
121 Aviation Way
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 761-2040
www.expoimaging.com
ExpoImaging “innovates innovative innovations” since 2004, selling their products through photo specialty dealers nationwide. Under the Rogue Photographic Design brand, they create lighting equipment for speedlights. Their professional-quality Rogue FlashBenders are “more versatile than any other speedlight modifiers,” CEO Erik Sowder says. Photographers can pack and travel lighter, using a FlashBender to do what otherwise requires multiple products. The Large Reflector with Large Diffusion Panel is ExpoImaging’s most popular offering. Designed with flexible rods to make it formable, the Large Reflector can be used on a speedlight as a shapeable bounce card, as a flag to control light on the background or as a snoot. When combined with the Diffusion Panel, the two products form a small soft box. New this year are Rogue Lighting Kits, of which the Portrait variety tops the bestsellers. Positive feedback from customers shows that employees here enjoy what they do. “It helps us to feel like we’re making their lives easier,” says Sowder, “by coming up with cool new ideas.”

SIGMA
15 Fleetwood Ct.
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
(631) 585-1144
Fax: (631) 585-1895
www.sigmaphoto.com 
www.sigmaphoto.com/sigma-lens-finder
The Sigma 85mm EX DG HSM F1.4 is the standard for portraiture lenses. Its distinctive focal length and large aperture make it ideal for portrait and wedding photography. Designed for full frame sensors, the 85mm F1.4 is also equipped with a multitude of Sigma technology to further ensure unmatched image quality. A Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures quiet, accurate, high-speed autofocusing, Super Multi-Layer Coating to reduce flare and ghosting, and a rear focusing system to minimize fluctuation of aberration caused by focusing. Truly designed to optimize available light, it has dedicated lens hoods to block out extraneous light, glass coating for better results from backlighting scenarios, and a 9-blade diaphragm creates an attractive bokeh.

TAMRAC  
9240 Jordan Ave.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
(818) 407-9500
(800) 662-0717
Fax: (818) 407-9501
www.tamrac.com
Tamrac’s Super Telephoto Lens Pack holds a telephoto lens up to 600mm (18”) attached to a pro DLSR with a grip, but is still narrow and compact and meets most US airline carry-on size limitations. The pack zips wide open to allow quick access to the camera with a 600mm lens attached (including Canon’s 600mm f/4 and Nikon’s 600mm f/4). The internal divider is adjustable to accommodate lenses of varying lengths. A zipper-closing pocket and memory card pockets inside provide storage for small accessories. Thick foam padding, plastic-reinforced sides and back and a plastic platform in bottom provide protection. On the front, Tamrac’s Quick-Clip™ Tripod Attachment System holds a tripod.  Side pockets keep accessories organized and accessible. Two large mesh pockets are perfect for water bottles or other personal items. With its narrow profile and contoured, foam-padded harness, the pack is easy to adjust for a perfect fit and comfortable to carry.

VISION ART
1401 E. Anson St.
Marshalltown, IA 50158
(641) 752-6047
Toll Free: (877) 286-0140 
www.visionart.com
Vision Art is a manufacturer of high quality fine art book, featuring museum quality matte pages and inks that will last a lifetime. Every book is an heirloom made to last generations.  The pages lay completely flat with no cuts, so every spread is an uninterrupted panorama of the images. The covers support full wrap around images or options such as leather and book cloth.  Our line of products should satisfy your most sophisticated client because Vision Art is Fine Art Bound in a Book. In a time where photographic clients are demanding the digital imagery of their events, Vision Art is faithful to the documentation of the historic events in a person’s life by providing a printed work of art that will be enjoyed, touched and looked at for years. It can be shared easily because our Fine Art books are not heavy or bulky; but classic, contemporary and easily transported. The sizing is varied from our pocket 4x4 to our largest 12x16 horizontal book that opens up to a full 32 inches wide. Being able to design on an empty canvas of this size gets the creative juices flowing of photographers and designers alike.

ZENFOLIO INC.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 364-3423
www.zenfolio.com
www.vimeo.com/18514213
www.facebook.com/zenfolio
Zenfolio is an all-in-one portfolio site, photo hosting and shopping-cart service for professional and aspiring photographers. Providing the ultimate in feature, function and style, Zenfolio helps photographers turn their passion into a profitable business. Offering everything from a stunning homepage and client galleries for unlimited photos and videos, to over 500 products to sell photographers and marketing tools to drive traffic and boost sales, photographers have everything they need to put their photography business up and running at $120 a year. Photographers can easily brand their portfolio and shopping cart from the homepage to the last checkout page. With new features and enhancements made on a regular basis Zenfolio is one of a photographer’s lower business expenses that they are sure to love.

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