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  • 42nd Street Photo Reviews The Surefire G3-BK Nitrolon

    Posted on January 25th, 2011 Staff Writer

    The G3 is a high-output flashlight featuring a tough, corrosion-proof Nitrolon body and bezel. The G3 LED uses a virtually indestructible power-regulated LED and a precision micro-textured reflector to produce a smooth 120-lumen beam. The G3 LED can generate tactical-level light for six hours and useful light levels for an impressive 9.4 hours on a single set of batteries.. Output is either 105 or 200 lumens, depending on which easy-to-install lamp you use—high-output or ultra high-output. The G3 flashlight is great for tactical, self-defense, and general use. The tactically-correct pushbutton tailcap switch provides secure, ergonomic activation control: press for momentary-on, twist for constant-on.

    Other Features

    • Brilliant white light from high-output lamp (included) or ultra high-output lamp (optional)
    • Precision micro-textured reflector creates smooth, optimized beam
    • Coated tempered window resists impact, maximizes light
    • Tough, lightweight Nitrolon® body with deep grid pattern for secure grip
    • Tactical tailcap switch—press for momentary-on, twist for constant-on
    • Weatherproof O-ring and gasket sealing
    • Includes high-energy 123A batteries with 10-year shelf life

    This is a tough and affordable everyday flashlight that will not let you down.

  • 42nd Street Photo Tips – Choosing The Best Memory Card For Your Camera

    Posted on January 15th, 2011 Staff Writer

    We have covered a lot of ground as far as photography tips and camera reviews. Today we are going to talk memory cards for your camera and how to choose the right one. Most digital cameras seem to have one thing in common and that is small internal memory capacity. On the bright side all digital cameras have a card slot that can accept different camera memory cards depending on the manufacturer and model. Purchasing the right video card will allow you to get the most out of your camera. Here are a few tips to help in choosing the best memory card for your camera.

    Know Your Memory Card Type For Your Camera

    Understand your camera and memory card that is compatiable with it. Look to your camera’s manual to find out what memory cards your camera supports so that you know what to get when you purchase online or at your local store.

    Don’t Buy Cheap Memory Cards

    Have you heard the phrase ‘You get what you’ pay for?’ This is true with memory cards as well. Cheap or less known memory cards tend to have lower quality and not so great performance. Name brands like Ridata, Sandisk, Kingston, and Transcend are your best bets. Last, be sure and buy from a reputable seller, preferably a camera store. Fake copies of memory cards can be made so be safe when purchasing memory cards.

    Purchase Fast Memory Cards

    Data transfer speeds of memory cards are important when it comes to performance, you want the highest data transfer speeds you can get. The faster the transfer, the faster you write and read data. This is important when you usually do continuous shots or shoot video. Faster cards are usually more expensive, but if you are shooting action or sports and use a rapid frame rate frequently, then you want the fastest card, and camera, that you can afford. If you take your time to compose each shot then speed may not be as important.

    What’s The Best Size For Your Memory Card?

    Camera memory cards come in several different sizes ranging to the small 512 MB sizes to 8 GB and beyond. The higher the storage capacity, the more photographs you can shoot and keep on the memory card. Camera memory cards are becoming more affordable as the maximum capacity goes up so don’t go cheap as I mentioned earlier. Be sure to consider your camera’s maximum megapixel count and then take a good estimate on how many shots you wish to take per session. If you own a 5.3 megapixel camera, each JPEG shot will be around 1.5 MB each on the highest quality or 8 MB using the RAW format. That means around 680 shots can fit in a 1 GB card or 126 RAW shots. Also keep in mind though that larger capacity is not always good. If the card becomes corrupted you can lose a large amount of data, Be sure to weigh all your options.

    There are many thing to consider when purchasing a memory card but the above tips is a good start.

  • 42nd Street Photo Reviews Surefire Kroma LED Flashlight K2-BK-BL/RD

    Posted on January 7th, 2011 Staff Writer

    Surefire Kroma LED Flashlight K2-BK-BL/RD The SureFire Kroma LED Flashlight is a palm-sized high-intensity, selectable-output, multi-spectrum LED flashlight for tactical, self-defense, recreational, and general use. The Kroma provides two output levels of white light: a long-running low beam and a brilliant tactical-level high beam with over three times the light of a larger two D-cell flashlight. Red and blue secondary LEDs also feature two output levels suitable for operations requiring minimal light; for preserving night vision while navigating, tracking, map reading, or other close work; or for negotiating outdoor terrain without disturbing wildlife. A rotating selector ring allows for no-look control—just twist to change beam color or output level.

    SureFire flashlights are known around the world as the lighting system for any and every tactical scenario. In 1969, their original product line consisted of laser sighting systems for firearms. After many years of intense research and development, the SureFire Weapon Light was born and low light law enforcement & military operations changed forever. SureFire then went on to establish themselves as the leading manufacturer of rugged, powerful and compact illumination tools for tactical applications; from weapon-mounted lights and laser sights, shield lights, baton lights & hand-held lights powerful and bright enough to qualify as force-multiplier tools that could temporarily blind, unbalance, and disorient a threat.

    Other Features

    • Selectable, dual-output white primary beam and dual-output secondary beams of blue and red
    • Electronically controlled LED light source has no filament to burn out or break, lasts for thousands of hours
    • Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens produces tightly focused central beam
    • Rugged aerospace-grade aluminum body, Mil-Spec Type III hard anodized in black
    • O-ring sealed, weatherproof
    • Tempered Pyrex® window
    • Heavy-duty pocket clip
    • Tailcap switch: press for momentary-on low beams, press further for momentary-on high white beam; twist for constant-on low or high beams
    • Switch lockout prevents accidental activation during transport or storage
    • Output/Runtimes:

    White high: 50 lumens / 1.5 hrs
    White low: 1.4 lumens / 20 hrs
    Blue high: 3.4 lumens / 8 hrs
    Blue low: .48 lumens / 80 hrs
    Red high: 6.3 lumens / 8 hrs
    Red low: .52 lumens / 80 hrs

    • Batteries included

    This is great flashlight that’s durable and reliable for everyday use.