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Product Listing: DSLR bodies
* (still camera > mirror reflex > 35mm and sub-35mm digital sensor integrated with body without lens)

DSLR bodies: 1.50 aspect ratio
Japan - Canon EOS sg, usa, uk, hk
Japan - Nikon D w, sg
Japan - Fujifilm S-pro w
Japan - KM Dynax ca (now under Sony)
Japan - Sony Alpha sg, us
Japan - Sigma SD us, jp, uk
Japan - Pentax K/*ist w
Korea - Samsung w, us (co-designed with and mainly by Pentax)
Germany/Japan - Contax N digital (old model released in 2000)
USA - Kodak e with Nikon AF mount, Nikon Pronea mount and Canon EF mount (discontinued)
China - Seagull D55 w (atypical DSLR, pls read)

DSLR bodies: 1.33 aspect ratio
Japan - Olympus E sg
Japan - Matsushita National Panasonic Lumix DSLR w capable of shooting to 1.50 and 1.88 aspect ratio
Germany - Leica Digilux 3 capable of shooting to 1.50 and 1.88 aspect ratio

DSLR/TLR bodies with fixed lens or smaller sensor size
Germany - Rollei metric DSLR
Germany - Rollei Rolleiflex digimini DTLR

* Rollei acquired by Schneider Kreuznach in 1987

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Product Listing: Interchangeable lens

DSLR-compatible AF proprietary
Japan - Nikkor F w, sg, photosynthesis
Japan - Canon EF & EF-S hk, us
Japan - Olympus Zuiko E asia, sg
Japan - Konica-Minolta Alpha ca, wk
Japan - Konica-Minolta-Sony Alpha sg, ca, Michael Hohner et al
Japan - Asahi Pentax K
Germany - Leica us
Japan - Samsung w (labelled as Samsung 16-45mm and the rest as Schneider-Kreuznach, designed by Pentax/Tokina/Tamron, made by Pentax and tested by Schneider with licensed use of its name: link)

DSLR-compatible AF 3rd party
Japan - Sigma us
Japan - Tamron
Japan - Tokina
Germany - Carl Zeiss Ikon ZA
Germany - Carl Zeiss Ikon ZH (Helvetica) for Sinar
Singapore - Photo and Consumer Vitacon

DSLR-compatible MF 3rd party
USA - Lensbabies
Germany - Carl Zeiss Ikon * ZF, ZK and ZS MF for F, K and M42 mount
Austria (Japan/Germany) - Voigtländer (now under Cosina/Ringfoto) Nikon AI-S mount SL lenses
Austria (Japan/Germany) - Voigtländer Nokton & Ultron for Nikon & Pentax
Japan - Kobori Koboron jp sg

Other 35mm lenses
China - Phenix
France - Angenieux stop production of still camera lenses in 1994

Manual East European Fisheyes
Belarus - Belomo Peleng, review
Russia - Zenitar

Rebadged brands
Quantaray
Promaster

Brands of questionable origins
Großartig

* (Mr Wong of Fotographfix selling ZF (Nikon mount) & ZS (M42 mount) lenses from local official agent, 62237217, opens daily after 1430, China Town Point. Quoted from fuwen 2007 Oct)
 

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Product Listing: Other interchangeable lens

DSLR-compatible focal-length-conversion lenses
Japan - Toda Seiko Digitial King
Singapore/China - Cosmos

Telescope lens
Japan - Elicar
USA - Zhumell
USA - Celestron

Rangefinder lens
Germany - Carl Zeiss-Ikon ZM for Leica rangefinder M-mount

Medium and Large format / Special / other lens
Germany - Linos Rodenstock
Germany - Schneider Kreuznach m, industrial optics
Germany - Rollei (acquired by Schneider in 1987)
Germany - Carl Zeiss CFi and CFE lenses for Hasselblad
Germany - Carl Zeiss MF for Alpa
Germany - Carl Zeiss MF for Rollei 6000
Germany - August Arnold & Robert Richter ARRI 35mm video camera lenses
Austrian (Japanese/Germany) - Voigtländer (now under Cosina/Ringfoto) rangefinder lens (sg distributor url), (thread in clubsnap)
Ukraine - Kiev
Japan - Kowa 興和 Industrial optics (jp), (eg)
Japan - Goko Macromax Macro lenses (eg), (jp)

* acquired under Brandess-Kalt-Aetna in 1987

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Product Listing: Macro lens alternatives

Extension tubes
Japan - Nikkor sg, eu
Japan - Kenko ケンコー
Singapore/China - Cosmos
Germany - Hasselblad (B&H) medium format
Japan - Mamiya (B+H) medium format
Japan - Pentax (B+H) medium format
Japan - Rollei (B+H) medium format

Close-up filters
Japan - Nikkor sg, eu

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Product Listing: Lens related adaptors

Inversion/Reversing Ring
are used to reverse the front & rear of a lens, so that the front of the lens (usually with a female screw thread) can be fitted with the camera body (usually with a female bayonet mount)
Japan - Nikkor sg, eu
UK - Kood

Mount to Fittings adaptor
USA - BKA Mount Adapter B Pentax K-mount body to Universal M42 screw-fittings lens (Manufactured by BKA for Precision Camera)
USA - Fotodiox adaptor Contax 645-mount (body) to Hasselblad non-H fittings (lens)
USA - Contax NAM-1 adaptor Contax N1 body to Contax 645 lens fittings
Sweden - Hasselblad CF adaptor Hasselblad HC-mount (body) to V series CF fittings (lens)
USA - Zhumell T-rings Canon/Nikon/Pentax/Minolta to Zhumell telescope (home), (retail)
Spain: Leitax - Leica-R lenses to Pentax, Nikon and Sigma mounts

Panaroma shift adaptor
Germany - Zoerk

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Product Listing: Lens related accessories

Lens caps
Japan - Nikon sg
Japan - Fujifilm usa
USA - Kirk w
UK - Kood

Lens caps holder
Taiwan - Sima

Lens hood
USA - Digital Pursuits
USA - Kalt*
UK - Kood

Lens cap, hood and other accessories
Germany - Kaiser Fototechnik 3rd party lens hood & cap
Sweden - Hasselblad lens hood
France - Heliopan hoods B&H (Can also get from Photographix at Chinatown Point level 2)
USA - Kalt* wrench and screwdrivers
Japan - Nikon lens hood sg
HK - Jenis bayonet lens hood, lens cap

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Product Listing: Conventional filters

Screw threaded round filters - common brand
Japan - Nikon Filters
Japan - Hoya
Japan - Kenko
Japan - Marumi
Germany - B+W Filterfabrik (acquired by Schneider-Kreuznach Germany in 1985)
Germany - Heliopan (eng), (de) - glass made by Schott (Zeiss)
USA - Tiffen

Screw-threaded round filters - less common brand
Japan - Sony (sg)
Japan - Zenza Bronica (google link) now under Tamron.
Japan - Matsushita National Panasonic (here)
Japan - Sunpak pictureplus filters (distributed by Tocad)
Japan/USA - Calumet (oem by Hoya)
Taiwan - Giottos w
Korea - Matin (filter)
Singapore/China - cosmos emolux
Germany - Contax (uk)
Germany - Rolleiflex (google link), Rollei (google link) (acquired by Schneider Kreuznach in 1987)
Germany - Rodenstock sold to Linos AG phototonic (Germany)
Germany - Hama (UK)
Germany - Kaiser Fototechnik
Germany - Schneider-Kreuznach center filter for alpa
Sweden/Germany/Japan - Hasselblad B&H (Hasselblad filters made by Heliopan, Schneider and Hoya)

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Product Listing: Other filters and front element accessories

Bayonet mounted round filters
Sweden/Germany/Japan - Hasselblad 3rd party retail (size from Bay 50 through Bay 93) (Hasselblad filters made by Heliopan, Schneider and Hoya)
Germany - B+W Filterfabrik (acquired by Schneider-Kreuznach Germany in 1985)

Holder-slot-in 85mm rectangular filters, e.g. graduated density
France - Cokin
USA - Singh-Ray
USA - Formatt & Hitech
HK - Tianya 天涯滤镜 (retailer site), review by hazmee
China - Lvshi (retailer site), please double check the length as user reported shorter length than quoted in website.

Holder-slot-in 100mm rectangular filters, e.g. graduated density
UK - Lee (UK), Lee (US)
USA - Formatt & Hitech & Optiflex (both 3 & 4 inch)

Stepping rings with male and female screw threads
Canada? - Cameron
USA - Digital Pursuits (under BKA)
USA - Kalt (under BKA)
UK - Kood
Taiwan - Giottos w

Videography filters
Canada - Cavision

Grey cards and white balance cards
USA - Expodisc
UK - Lastolite
UK? - CBL
Australia - raw workflow whibal
Korea - Zerocs (in Hangul)

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Product Listing: Tripod support systems

High end tripod leg/head
Korea - Markins
Switzerland - Foba
Switzerland - Graf's Studioball
Switzerland - Arca Swiss
Germany - Linhof
Germany - FLM
Germany - Dietmar Nill
Germany - Berlebach
USA - Acratech
USA - Wimberley
USA - Kirk
USA - Reallyrightstuff
USA - Bencher Majestic
Canada - Jobu
Australia - Miller, B&H

Mid range tripod leg/head
Italy - Bogen-Manfrotto
Italy/Taiwan - Leitz-Marchioni Tiltall, B&H
France - Gitzo
Germany - Cullmann
Germany - FLM (distributed by omega satter)
Germany - Berlebach
Germany - Novoflex legs, head & accessories
Germany - Kaiser Fototechnik, B&H
Germany - Sachtler
UK - Benbo/Uni-Loc
Austria - Swarovski
Taiwan - Giottos
Taiwan - Feisol
Japan - Slik
Japan - Velbon
Japan - Heiwa Seiki Kogyo Libec
USA - Tiffen's Davis & Sanford
USA - NPC prohead
USA - Zhumell

Other tripod head/leg
Singapore - PPCP (ceased operation)
HK - Falcon Eyes
Germany - Hama
Germany? - Iston B&H
UK - Kood
USA - Navitar B&H
USA - Sakar
USA - Carson
USA/China - Amvona Dynatran, cs
Canada - JTL
China - Kangrinpoche
China - Hengdian Anyall
China - Yilee Benro (beware: Benro is not Benbo from UK), review
Japan/China - Induro (Mamiya + Yilee Benro, office in New York)
Japan - Sonystyle sg
Japan - Sunpak, B&H (distributed by Tocad)
Taiwan - New Taiwan Photographic Ouyama
Taiwan - Hanshin

Wooden tripods
USA - Ries
UK - Gandolfi

Table/minipods
USA - Made Products Always On Millipod Micro-tripod
Japan - Velbon

Flexible arm pods
Country of design & manufacturing hidden - Gizgeek Octopod
Australia - Cam pod flexi
USA - Joby Gorillapods
UK - Monster Pod

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Product Listing: Other support systems

Panaromic equipments
USA - Kingpano panaromic head
USA - Nodal Ninja panaromic head
UK - 360Precision

Telescope attachment
Japan - Vixen Piggyback/telescope, piggyback connects camera to telescope
UK - Pulsar opticals skywatchers for telescopes

Other stands and attachments
Finland - Ergorest tripod on car, arm support on tables
Germany - Kaiser Fototechnik stands, shooting table

Beanbags
USA - Visual Departure Steadybag
USA - Kinesis Photo Gear
Canada - The Pod
Australia - Cam pod
UK - Kevin Keatley Wildlife watching supplies

Tripod accessories
USA - Pod Pad naturescapes, michigannature

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Product Listing: Vibration reduction support systems

Gyro Stabiliser
USA - Kenyon
USA - Nettmann

Vibration reduction emulator chips
Russia - Dandelion to install on 4/3-mounts-to-variable-fittings adaptor

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Product Listing: Portable Lighting products

On-camera flashgun (proprietary)
Japan - Nikon w, sg, ca, au
Japan - Canon (usa), (hk)
Japan - Olympus (sg)
Japan - Konica Minolta Maxxum (ca) (discontinued)
Japan - Sony sg, usa
Japan - Asahi Pentax (flash), (flash accessories)
Japan - Matsushita National Panasonic w
Korea - Samsung SEF-36PZF flash for GX-1
Germany - Leica SF 24D flash for R9 DSLR
Germany - Carl Zeiss Ikon Contax TLA (list in wikipedia), (article on MIR malaysia)

On-camera flashgun (3rd party)
Japan - Sigma eg, us, uk, jp, tw, kr
Japan - Sunpak
Japan - Nissin eg, jp
Germany - Metz
USA - Quantum (can buy locally from dealer Mr. Chan 96912577)
USA - Wein homepage, (distributed by omegasatter)
USA - Sakar
Germany - Cullmann
HK - Achiever (hk)
HK - Falcon Eyes
Singapore/China - Cosmos

On-camera diffuser & reflectors
Japan - Sunpak
Japan - Kenko
USA - Lumiquest
USA - Gary Fong's Lightsphere
USA - Stofen
USA - Joe Demb flip-it (main)
Singapore/China - Cosmos

On-camera Flash Extenders
USA - Walt Anderson Visual Echoes

Body-to-flashgun brackets
USA - Stroboframe (main) under tiffen
Germany - Kaiser Fototechnik
USA - newton camera brackets

Adaptor for portable flash hotshoe fitting to tripod head top screw
Japan - Asahi Pentax

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Product Listing: DSLR body accessories for handling and protection

Vertical grip with or without battery packs or motor drives
Japan - Canon uk
Japan - Asahi Pentax
HK - Jenis for D70s
Taiwan - Ownuser for nikon, canon, fujifilm, pentax, olympus & KM Sony

Cover & Gaffer
USA - Made Products Camera Armor for SLRs
USA - Delkin Snug-it for compacts
USA - Camera Leather
Korea - Gariz metallic stickers

Body lens-mount cap
USA - Kalt (acquired under Brandess-Kalt-Aetna in 1987)

Video form factor support for DSLR
USA - redrock

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Product Listing: DSLR body accessories for vision

Optical finder accessories: Proprietary
Japan - Nikon sg
Japan - Canon usa, uk focusing screen, eye cups, diopter accessories, right angle finder
Japan - Asahi Pentax Loupe, Focusing Screen
Sweden - Hasselblad viewfinder angle-finders, magnifier and hood (hasselblad), (B&H)

Optical finder accessories: 3rd party: loupe
Korea - Seculine 시큐라인 Zigview electronic viewfinder, Intro 2020 (UK distributor), (uk) Magnifying eyepiece
Italy - Silvestri loupes
Switzerland - Alpa viewfinder for medium formats (ch)
UK - Kood
USA - Hoodman angle finder for Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Sony and Minolta DSLRs
USA - Hoodman loupes
China - Seagull 海鴎 (CN retailer site) angle finder
Germany - August Arnold and Robert Richter ARRI Ground glass

Hotshoe spirit levels
USA - Kirk

Rear LCD shade, screen or skin
USA - Delkin
USA - Hoodman shade, skin
Germany - Kaiser Fototechnik
Japan - Sony
Japan - Kenko
HK - Jenis

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Product Listing: Trigger and remotes

Wireless / cable trigger / remote
USA - Alienbees
USA - Tamrac (wireless to strobe flash)
Germany - Kaiser Fototechnik
HK - Jenis remote

Trigger (wired) for image capture
Japan - Nikon sg D, F
Japan - Fujifilm usa
Japan - Asahi Pentax w
Japan - Matsushita National Panasonic 松下パナソニック w
USA - Kalt (under BKA)
USA - Digital Pursuits (under BKA)
HK - Jenis

Trigger (wireless) for image capture
Japan - Canon uk, pdf
Japan - Nikon sg
Japan - Asahi Pentax w
Japan - Komamura Horseman wireless remote for shutter/aperture
USA - Pocketwizard
USA - Digital Pursuits (under BKA)

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Product Listing: Equipment handling close to body

Belt & Holster
USA - Think Tank (global), recommended review & FAQ 1, 2, need more promptly email reply
USA - Lowepro beltpacks, belt & harness
USA - Naneu Pro holster cases
USA - M rock
USA - Newswear
USA - Kinesis Photo Gear
USA - Tamrac (accessories to Tamrac bags & belt)
UK - Snapper Stuff (global) selling thinktank products in UK
UK - Camera Care Systems Belt
Israel - Kata
Japan - Urbantool (for accessories)

Shoulder, chest, neck, hand straps
Discussion
USA - Op/Tech
USA - Upstrap
USA - Tamrac
USA - Kirk
USA - Thinktank (compatible for thinktank accessories)
USA - Kinesis Photo Gear
USA - Made Products Camera Armor hand grip
USA - Digital Pursuits (under BKA)
USA - Kalt (acquired under Brandess-Kalt-Aetna in 1987)
UK - Kenro neoprene neck strap, hand strap
Germany - Kaiser Fototechnik
Australia - Herringbone hand strap
Japan - Fujifilm (USA), (JP)
HK - Jenis wrist/hand strap

Travel Vest
Introduction: Chris Nicholson
UK - National Geographics (global)
UK - Rohan men's jackets and vests
USA - Scottevest
USA - Tamrac
USA - Humvee, (review)
USA - Domke, review: (1), (2)
USA - Vested Interest
USA - NRG power vest (B&H), (home)
USA - Columbia Sportswear
Korea - Matin (vest)

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Product Listing: Shoulder bags and day packs

About bags under about equipments.

Mainstream/Shoulder/Side Sling
UK - Billingham (can buy locally from dealer Mr. Chan 96912577)
UK - Leica Digilux shoulder bag made by Billingham
UK - Fogg
UK - Camera Care Systems
UK - Nat Geo from Barbour, from other retailer, from skyestang
Germany - Cullmann
Germany - Kaiser Fototechnik
France/Belgium - Delsey (French) & Agena (Belgian)
Israel - Petrolbags 1, 2, 3, 4
Israel - Kata
Japan - Artisan & Artist
Japan - Fujifilm
Japan - Toyo Living
Taiwan - Giottos
USA - Leitz M Classics
USA - Tamrac
USA - Lowepro
USA - Tenba
USA - Domke
USA - Kiesel
USA - Lightware
USA - Naneu Pro
USA - Portabrace
USA - Mekko
USA - Kinesis Photo Gear
USA - Doskosport, homepage (down)
USA - Jessica Claire's Shootsac (blog), (product page)
Australia - Crumpler
HK - Mascotte
China - Safrotto (in chinese)

Daypack/Haversack/Small backpack
Japan - Canon Deluxe Backpack 200 EG (review)
Korea - Matin
UK - Camera Care Systems
USA - Thinktank
USA - Lowepro
USA - Case Logic SLR cases
USA - Kiesel
USA - Lightware
USA - Moose's photopack
USA - Naneu Pro
USA - Phoenix
USA - Portabrace
USA - Saitta
USA - Mekko
USA - Kinesis Photo Gear
USA? - Photobackpacker
Australia - Crumpler
Israel - Kata
Israel - Petrolbags

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Product Listing: Casings for transport of photographic equipment

Box casing, e.g. hard plastic case
some discussion on pelican and hard casing in general
Cases 4 less website

USA - Zero Halliburton
USA - Pelican (US), Peli (EU), Distributor in sg
USA - Hardigg Storm cases (main)
USA - Lowepro
USA - Tamrac
USA - Gexar
USA - Seahorse
USA - Portabrace
USA - SKB
USA - Portercase
USA - Bel-air
USA - Case factory
USA - Thinktank* (soft packs/compartments to fit hard casings)
USA - Case Design Corp (CDC)
USA - Kalt (acquired under Brandess-Kalt-Aetna in 1987)
Canada - JTL"]
Japan - Nikon Trunk Case CT series
Japan - Sony
Japan - Totech Hyperguard
Korea - Matin (hardcase & castor)
Germany - Cullmann
Germany - B&W Koffer International (de), (uk: cases-direct)
Italy - Amabilia (here)
UK - Clubman (via Pulstar opticals)

Rolling Cases with castors (e.g. air stewardess type)
Israel - Kata Photo Organizers
Israel - Petrolbags (soft), (hard) 1, 2
USA - Thinktank
USA - Lightware rolling cargoes/stand, multimates
USA - Lowepro rolling cases
USA - Pelican (B&H retail)
USA - Porter Case (soft office), (backpack)
USA - Tamrac rolling cases
USA - Tenba air case with wheels
USA - Naneu Pro rolling cases
USA - Portabrace (hard case with castors)
USA - Portercase
USA - Case Design Corp (CDC)
Canada - JTL
Korea - Matin (hardcase & castor)

Tripod/Stand bag or rotunda
Israel - Kata
Israel - Petrolbags
Korea - Matin
USA - Tamrac
USA - Thinktank
USA - Phoenix
USA - Portabrace
USA - Case Design Corp (CDC)
USA - Roadwired
USA - Kinesis Photo Gear
USA - Aetna Optix Rokunar SP Studio Systems Stand bag
Canada - JTL
Austria - Swarovski

* Brandess-Kalt-Aetna purchased Aetna Optix in the early 1990s

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