ACE Indexes 36 Countries Product Spotlight ACE Photography Magazine
Note: Relatively few manufacturers bypass distributors and only sell direct to the public. Some sell direct to the public and also through retailers. For obvious reasons, a manufacturer will not undercut prices offered by his retail distributors and will encourage purchasing from a retail or mail order distributor if possible. Do not expect buying from the factory means lower prices. Don't Miss ACE'S Other Photo Equipment Indexes.
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Factory Direct Photo Equipment and Supplies
Artcraft Chemicals Inc., Schenectady, New York
Source of photo grade chemistry for those interested in preparing their own formulas, including chemicals for wet plate, platinum and palladium printing and other alternative processes. Online catalog of all chemicals and ordering information.
Bender Photographic, Inc., Leavenworth, Washington
Since 1979 Jay Bender has been crafting 4x5 & 8x10 large format camera kits; buyers get precision cut kiln-dried cherry, bellows assembly, lens board, and brass fittings. Site tells what's involved in construction, commonly asked questions, price list and accessories. Online photos taken with a Bender view camera. Customer 800 number.
Black Cat Photo Products, Inc., Vancouver, Washington
Home of the original Black Cat Red-Eye Pen, Aqua-Dot red-eye pen, SteadiStrap, and the Black Cat Extended Range Exposure Guide. More than 50 photography tips, how to use gray cards, and Black Cat's Gallery of Photography and Manipulated Imagery.
Bostick and Sullivan, Santa Fe, New Mexico
B&S provides photographic materials and chemistry for alternative photographic processes such as platinum, palladium and hand-coated print making. Their catalog and product descriptions are available online as pdf files and the site is enhanced with extensive technical papers, notes and FAQ's. The B&S Gallery has sample prints illustrating a broad range of alternative processes.
Paul C. Buff, Inc., Nashville, Tennessee
Makers of White Lightning monolight studio flash units; the company responsible for changing how photographers think about studio lighting equipment. Products include White Lightning and Ultra units, reflectors, remote controls, accessories, flash lamps and more. Resells a wide range of lighting accessories, including PhotoFlex litepanels, soft boxes and litediscs, stands, umbrellas, light modifiers, & cases. Product info, prices, tech tips, FAQ's, 800 number.
Century Photo, Brea, California
Offers a wide variety of photo storage and display solutions. Over 120 styles of photo pages and scrapbook pages made with archival-safe polypropylene. Acid-free photo pages, photo albums, wedding albums and frames, scrapbooks and more. Information on various styles and types. Order online. Toll-free number. Request free catalog. In business for more than 45 years.
Champion Photochemistry Ltd., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Photo chemicals for minilabs, photo studios, pro labs, newspaper, magazine and hospital photo labs. Ecologically sound color, black and white, x-ray and graphic arts chemistry. Champion photochemistry and Russell photo chemistry products are sold in 103 countries. Branches in England and Malaysia.
Chimera Company, Boulder, Colorado
Chimera encourages purchase from authorized dealers but will sell direct to the public at list price and does accept credit cards. Lighting products for still photography, video and film. Many items designed for use with flash, tungsten and HMI sources. Lightbanks, light modifiers, omni-directional "lanterns," speed rings, accessories, videos, books & more. Features explained, lighting tips, FAQ's, request catalogs, locate local dealers, toll free number.
Denny Manufacturing Company, Mobile, Alabama
Manufacturers of backdrops, props, studio accessories, and electronic preview systems for photographers. Online specials. New products include washable muslin backdrops. Free 72 page catalog available. Free video tape demonstrating the features of Denny's Electravision 10.0 Plus Digital Preview System. Toll free number.
Joslin Photo Puzzle Company, Southampton, Pennsylvania
Manufacturer and direct seller of quality custom jigsaw photo puzzles since 1972. Cardboard, wood, magnetic, & polyester coated pre-cut blank jigsaw puzzles for inkjet, color laser, dye sub, thermal wax heat transfers and screen printing. Traditional & animal shaped pieces. For individuals, sales and advertising promotions, mini and pro labs.
Kapture Group Inc., St. Louis, Missouri
Manufacturers and direct sellers of the most comprehensive, easy to use trigger control system for high speed photography. Products configure in various combinations to ensure you get the required shot. New universal sliding back provides the lowest cost option to interface most digital backs to any brand of 4x5. Electronic cable release trips any shutter in sync with the digital back. Photos explain how it's done.
MegaVision, Santa Barbara, California
Since 1983, designers and manufacturers of high-end digital imaging systems for 4x5 view cameras. Their Capture Station system includes a 36 bit digital camera back, capture station software, configurable to a PC or Macintosh computer. Impressive list of current users, worldwide distribution contacts, and more.
Omega / Satter, Hampstead, Maryland
Omega expands their online "close-outs" store. Save up to 75% off original retail prices. BD backgrounds and mats, Cullman tripods, Newton camera and flash brackets, enlarging easels and copy stands, and more. When they're gone, they're gone for good.
OER (Optical & Electronic Research) Inc., Reston, Virginia
Founded in 1967, OER is a manufacturer of customized high-tech products, including commercial photography cameras. Photographic products include passport, mugshot, identification and special events cameras. OER is the maker of "Freeze Frame" digital photo-identification card equipment. Detailed specifications, tech support info, and prices.
PhotoCard / U-Seal-It, Santa Barbara, California
Manufacturer and direct seller of heavy weight durable lamination products to protect and display wallet and 4x6 inch photographs. Self-adhesive frames come in a variety of colored borders and designs. Custom sized stock can be ordered in quantity and manufactured to your specifications. U-Seal-It Company's 38th year in business.
PhotoFlex, Santa Cruz, California
Encourages purchase of products from authorized dealers but makes accommodation sales direct to public. Makes a wide range of lighting equipment, camera bags, and digital photography studio systems. Lighting tools include domes, discs, panels, softboxes, reflectors, backgrounds, umbrellas, stands, light modifiers, strobe connectors, & video lighting equipment. Tips & Techniques. Dealers. Gallery and PhotoFlex's Institute of Photography. Toll free number.
Photographers' Formulary, Condon, Montana
Specializing in photo grade chemistry for amateurs and professionals. Everything from amidol, hydroquinone and metol to gold chloride, silver nitrate and liquid gum arabic. Kits include Cyanotype, Van Dyke brown, Kallitype, and gum bichromate. Order a free catalog online. Carries a full line of b/w film and paper developers, test solutions, reducers, intensifiers, toners, and more. Toll free number.
Porter Case, South Bend, Indiana
USA-made rugged luggage cases with the built-in cart, conforming to carry-on luggage requirements and available with insertable photography and computer equipment divider systems. Articles from camera magazines reviewing their products are reprinted online.
Ries Tripods, Bainbridge Island, Washington
Manufacturers of quality wooden tripods, heads, legs and bags for field and view cameras since 1936. While Ries tripods have changed little in appearance over the years, the quality of each component is being constantly improved using cutting-edge computer technology.
Rockland Colloid Corp., Piermont, New York
Best known as the makers of Liquid Light, the photographic emulsion you can apply to any material, Rockland has a whole bag of unique chemical processes to whet your interest in darkroom possibilities. Halo-Chrome (for silver plated images), Fabric Sensitizer, tintype kits, handmade papers, & a whole lot more, including constituent photographic chemicals for those who brew their own. Online price list, FAQ, order form and Gallery of New Photography.
Wisner Classic Manufacturing Company, Marion Massachusetts
Makers of fine handmade 4x5, 8x10, and 11x14 field and view cameras. Wisner manufactures its own line of Custom Plasmat lenses and also carries new and used classic view camera lenses made by Zeiss, Rodenstock, Goerz, Kodak, Cooke and more. 5 day workshops in large format photography held in Cape Cod and Death Valley.
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