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2008 Hot One Award Winners

Professional Photographer magazine congratulates the 2008 Hot One Award Winners below. You'll find our full coverage in the February issue of the magazine.

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CAMERAS 

Digital SLR (35mm style) Less Than $1,000 — IT’S A TIE!
Pentax K100D Super
Olympus Evolt E-510


Digital SLR (35mm style) Between $1,000 and $3,000
Canon EOS 40D

Digital SLR (35mm style) More Than $3,000 to $7,000
Canon EOS-1D Mark III

Digital SLR (35mm style) Over $7,000
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

Medium-format Digital Camera System
Mamiya 645ZD Digital System

LENSES

Macro Lens
Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/100 ZF

Medium-format Lens
Medium Format Lensbaby 3G

Standard Zoom Lens
AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Lens

Telephoto Lens — IT’S A TIE!
Zeiss Sonnar T* 2/85 ZM
AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8G ED VR


Telephoto Zoom Lens
smc Pentax-DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 ED AL[IF]SDM telephoto zoom

Wide Zoom Lens
AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Lens

Wide-angle Lens
Zeiss Distagon T* 4/18 ZM

FILM

Black-and-white
Kodak Professional T-MAX 400

Color Transparency
Fujichrome Velvia 50 for Professionals (RVP 50)


LIGHTING EQUIPMENT

Camera Flash
Metz Mecablitz 58 AF-1 digital

Light Modifier
Paul C. Buff Foldable soft boxes and octaboxes

Portable Light Unit
Profoto AcuteB 600/600R

Power Pack
Paul C. Buff Zeus Power Packs

Slave/Trigger System
Elinchrom EL-Skyport Wireless

Studio Lighting System
Profoto ComPact R


DIGITAL STORAGE MEDIA

In-camera Memory Card
Lexar Professional UDMA 300x CompactFlash Card

Portable Hard Drive and Display
JOBO Spectator

PRINTERS

Dye-Sub Printer 
Mitsubishi CP-9800DW

Inkjet Printer Less Than $500
Epson Stylus Photo 1400

Inkjet Printer $500 to $1,000
Canon PIXMA Pro9500

Inkjet Printer Between $1,000 and $5,000
Epson Stylus Pro 4880

Inkjet Printer More Thank $5,000
HP Designjet Z3100ps GP Photo Printer

INKJET MEDIA

Fine-art Medium
LexJet Sunset Select Gloss Canvas

Glossy Paper
LexJet Sunset Fibre Elite 285g

Matte Paper
Moab Lasal Photo Matte 235

Semi-glossy Paper
Hawk Mountain Papers Sharpwing Luster

SCANNER

Multi-format Scanner
Epson Perfection V500 Photo

PRESENTATION

Contemporary/Unmatted Photo Album
AsukaBook Book Bound EX in Varnish

Display Item — IT’S A TIE!
Finao Seldex Image Portfolio
Collages.net Gallery Wrap


Frame — IT’S A TIE!
Digital Foci Image Moments IMT-083
JOBO Photo Display PDJ701


Novelty or Add-on Sales Item
eMotion Designer Picture Shows

Online Printing/Order Fulfillment
collagesDesktop + collagesColor

SOFTWARE

Album Design
Art Fotografic Album DS PRO—My Designer Studio Edition

Camera Capture/Processing
Craig’s Actions Production Assistants—Creative Suite

Digital Asset Management
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.3.1

Image Editing
Adobe Photoshop CS3

Image Editing Plug-in — IT’S A TIE!
Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0
Ron Nichols Digital Solutions Palettes

Painting
Corel Painter X

Presentation/Slideshow
Photodex ProShow Producer 3.2

Studio Management
SuccessWare

STUDIO & LOCATION EQUIPMENT

Background
Denny CP6262 Rusty Metal

Camera Bag or Traveling Case — IT’S A TIE!
Jill-e camera bags
Lowepro Apex AW Camera Pouches
Think Tank Photo Airport International


Color Management
PANTONE hueyPRO

Digital Projector
Epson PowerLite 77c

Posing Tool
Lastolite HiLite

Power Supply
Paul C. Buff Vagabond II Portable Power System

Tripod or Camera Stand
Manfrotto 055XPROB

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Book
“The Adobe Photoshop CS3 Book for Digital Photographers” by Scott Kelby

DVD or CD
Kubota RAW Workflow for Lightroom

Web Site
Collages.net Build Your Brand

MISCELLANEOUS

Display
NEC MultiSync LCD2690WUXi Display

Honorable Mention 
PhotoShelter Personal Archive