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eBooks
Creative Macro Photography CD
$45.00 (+$5.00 shipping & handling)

Learn knowhow to create unusual and striking close-up images both in the field and in your own backyard with this fun, practical new eBook delivered on a PC/Mac compatible CD.

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Accessories
Plamp
$42.00 (+$6.00 shipping & handling)

The Plamp can be used to stabilize windblown subjects, move obstructing foliage, adjust the position of your subject or move background objects. You can also use the Plamp to hold reflectors, graduated filters, and lens shades. One end of the Plamp clamps to your tripod, while the other grasps the object. The Plamp will attach to tripod legs whose diameter is between 0.9 and 1.4 inches (23 to 35mm), including Gitzo series 1, 2, and 3 tripods, and nearly all Manfrotto tripods. The Plamp will fit the Gitzo series 4 tripods but it is a tight fit. The Plamp is 22" long, which is perfect for 100mm and smaller macro lenses. If you wish to use longer lenses with the Plamp, you may wish to extend its length with the Plamp Extension. Length Extended: 22"

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Plamp Extension
$5.00 (+$2.00 shipping & handling)

The Plamp Extension increases the reach of your Plamp by 12" (30.5 cm). Use the Plamp to stabilize windblown subjects, adjust the position or angle of your subject, move background objects and obstructing foliage, or hold reflectors, graduated filters, and lens shades. Length Extended: 12"

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McClamp Stick Clamp
$49.00 (+$7.00 shipping & handling)

The McClamp Stick Clamp will help you get better composition with more control of your subject and will eliminate wind effect for improved sharpness. The Stick holds gray cards and reflectors. The McClamp Stick Clamp is anchored into the soil allowing the photographer to move the tripod without disturbing the subject. The McClamp features hard plastic outside jaws for holding firm subjects. Soft neoprene interior jaws hold delicate subjects. 26" flexible articulated arm moves to any position and remains stiff. Jaws which open 1-1/4". Stiff fiberglass rod won't bend or break when pressing into the ground. Includes nylon carrying bag to protect camera and lenses in your camera pack. Compact design. Lays flat in your camera bag. 26" long flexible arm

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Shutter Hat
$48.95 (+$10.00 shipping & handling)

The Shutter Hat is a device that helps keep your camera dry while shooting during foul-weather conditions. Velcro tabs hold the front sleeve on the lens barrel, and unlike similar products currently on the market, this make and model allows for unobstructed access to the rear of your camera body. Made from lightweight coated nylon and weighing only a few ounces, this accessory folds into a tiny pouch for convenience.

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12" Pocket Gold/Silver LiteDisc
$38.95 (+$9.00 shipping & handling)

When wanting to extend tonal range in shadow areas and add a sense of warmth to your macro images, this small collapsible reflector allows one to hold close to flowers and other macro subjects without getting in the way of your shot or damaging the flower and simulating the warm glow of natural sunlight. Double Laminated-All metallic foil surfaces are double laminated for maximum reflection and longevity. 12" diameter, Gold/Silver

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42" Diffuser
$89.00 (+$15.00 shipping & handling)

This collapsible diffuser disc made by Photoflex, is made of translucent material that helps soften and spread the light to significantly reduce or eliminate shadows and glare from sunlight. Additionally, this diffuser allows you create soft light instantly and achieve greater control over your light source, yielding very pleasing results. When working in the field under sunny skies, a diffuser of this size covers a broad area when wishing to eliminate harsh shadows in both the foreground and background. 42" diameter, White Translucent

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Macro Knee-Pads
$30.00 (+$8.00 shipping & handling)

When spending extended periods of time shooting macro close to the ground comfortable knee pads are a must. Opposed to hard plastic knee pads one might commonly find, these soft flexible, compact pads are ideal for any hard surface, in addition to bending with your knee.

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Equipment
Glass Stand
$169.00 (+$30.00 shipping & handling)

This exclusive, custom-made device helps stabilize large sheets of glass, keeping them in an upright, vertical position when shooting flowers and other macro subjects. The grip can be adjusted easily to fit various glass widths and is lined with soft cork. Features rubber feet to provide further stabalization. Can also be used to support various background materials such as fabric and colored paper. 11.5" W x 11.5" D x 3.25" H

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Taleidoscope Lens
$225.00 (+$22.00 shipping & handling)

62mm thread size

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Right-Angle Viewer
$135.00 (+$18.00 shipping & handling)

This Professional Right Angle Viewfinder made by Hoodman Corporation, helps you create low-angle shots without having to bend your neck and back in awkward, often painful positions and extremely useful when trying to get a shot with limited space behind the camera. Coming with four universal mounting attachments to fit all Canon, Nikon and Fuji digital SLR cameras, built-in 2.5 magnification capability and an eyepiece that rotates 360 degrees. Compact, protective storage case included.

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Canon 500D Close-Up Lens
$295.00 (+$24.00 shipping & handling)

Creative tool to extend the creative possibilities of your existing macro lens. The 500D can easily fit on the end of any macro lens or telephoto lens other than 77mm using an adapter ring. It is recommended for use with lenses in the 70mm to 300mm range. You will immediately notice when using this lens, you will achieve greater magnification at an extremely shallow depth-of-field, which is a good thing when you wish to artistically blur a single or entire portion of an image. The Canon 500D Close-up Lens is a small double-element lens that threads onto the filter threads on a standard (non-macro) lens. It allows that lens to be focused at a much closer distance- resulting in a higher magnification of the subject. 77mm thread size

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F-2 Macro Flash Bracket
$175.00 (+$18.00 shipping & handling)

This bracket consists of modules M-1 & M-4. The articulating arm on this bracket is comprised of two double ball and socket links that lock positively and offer a great range of flash positions. The bracket attaches quickly to your lens or camera body plate with a narrow Arca-Swiss style quick-release. Click here (link) to make sure that your existing plates are long enough accommodate this bracket. Adding the M-8 Perpendicular Plate (link to M-8 product) makes it more convenient to use this bracket on your camera body.

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M-3 Tilt Arm Extension
$89.00 (+$9.00 shipping & handling)

This module serves as the tiltable attachment point for your flash for telephoto brackets. The Module 3 is a 90 arm with a flash shoe groove on top that also has a 1/4"-20 threaded screw.

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M-8 Perpendicular Plate
$95.00 (+$10.00 shipping & handling)

This module allows you to attach the F-1 Telephoto Bracket or multiple F-2 Macro Brackets to your camera body. It is also useful as a small macro slider for making small forward-backward adjustments for macro photography. The M-8 Perpendicular Plate attaches to the Arca-Swiss style plate on your camera body. It gives you a dovetail plate that is parallel to the axis of the lens.

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P-5 Camera Body Plate
$59.00 (+$8.00 shipping & handling)

The P-5 features a thin layer of dense, textured rubber on its top surface. This coating grips the bottom of your camera, but is so dense and thin that it maintains the solid feel of a metal-to-camera connection. Beneath the rubber, the top surface of the plate is machined to ensure that the frictional force is concentrated on the outer portions of the plate. This provides the maximum mechanical advantage to resist twisting.

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Gitzo 3532LS Carbon-Fiber Tripod
$995.00 (+$25.00 shipping & handling)

Carbon Fiber is the ultimate material for extremely light and rigid tripod construction. The longer design of this tripod assures you the perfect height in every set up with a load capacity of 39 pounds. Featuring ALR (Anti-Rotation-Leg) and G-Lock on the legs, set-ups are easier than ever. Load Capacity 39lbs.; Maximum Height 58 inches; Minimum Height 4.3 inches Folded Length 26.4 inches; Weight 4 lbs.; Material 6x Carbon fiber;

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Glass
Iridescent Glass
$120.00 (+$65.00 shipping & handling)

Purple/Green: 20" x 24" Sheet

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Iridescent Glass
$120.00 (+$65.00 shipping & handling)

Blue/Pink: 20" x 24" Sheet

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Textured Glass
$120.00 (+$65.00 shipping & handling)

Hammered Clear: 20" x 24" Sheet

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Textured Glass
$120.00 (+$65.00 shipping & handling)

Corsica Clear: 20" x 24" Sheet

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Miscellaneous Creative Macro Tools
Mylar
$45.00 (+$10.00 shipping & handling)

Mylar is a highly reflective metallic foil, often referred to as Dura Lar in the graphic arts industry. Due to the warm tones it produces you have the ability to capture reflections of subjects with great warmth. Gold: 27" x 12'Roll

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Mylar
$38.00 (+$8.00 shipping & handling)

Mylar is a highly reflective metallic foil, often referred to as Dura Lar in the graphic arts industry. Due to the warm tones it produces you have the ability to achieve Gold: 27" x 40" Sheet

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Polarizing paper
$79.00 (+$12.00 shipping & handling)

A useful tool when attempting to cross-polarize light using a cross-polarization macro technique. Durable thickness Available in sheets of 17" x 12".

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Multi-Color LED Flashlight
$46.95 (+$10.00 shipping & handling)

This fun macro tool allows for selective illumination of a portion of the subject or background. Traditionally used for first responders, military, policemen or hunting enthusiasts, this Coleman Multi-Color LED Flashlight features a built-in colored LED lights of red, blue and white.

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