FOZI credit-card tripod available from Timetable
The smallest folding table-top tripods still too big for your taste? Wishing for something closer to credit-card size? The card-thin FOZI Portable Tripod doesn't offer a lot in the way of flexibility, but it's hard to find fault with its portability.
The fascinatingly simple concept from Australian manufacturer Timetable uses a die-cut polypropelene card divided into three "naturally hinged" (read: lightly scored) sections. Stair-stepped cuts into each face allow a compact camera – DSLRs and ultra-zooms need not apply – to be angled up several degrees. For night or indoor shots or self-portraits, the tiny, super-cheap FOZI may just be as much tripod as some casual shooters need.
The whole unit, which folds up to the size of a single credit card and the thickness of about three, is available directly from Timetable via mail-order. Choose one of five different colors for a delivered price of $8.95 AUD – around $8 in the US at the time of this writing.
Firmware upgrade for Olympus 12-60mm lens released
Last week, Olympus released a firmware upgrade for its Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 Silent Wave Drive zoom lens. Per the announcement from Olympus, firmware version 1.1 improves focusing precision for distant subjects when shooting in Continuous AF mode.
Visit Olympus' website here to download the revision.
Photoshop Elements 6 available soon for Mac
According to a press release that showed up on Adobe's website late last week, Photoshop Elements 6 is coming to the Macintosh platform.
In the same announcement, Abode said that it planned to demo the new release at the Macworld Conference & Expo going on this week in San Francisco. The popular consumer-focused photo editing solution has been available for PCs since last fall.
The Mac version is already available for preorder from Adobe, with an expected ship date in late March. Pricing is $89.99 for the full version, or $69.99 if you're upgrading. To learn more or place your order, visit Adobe's product page here.