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National Geographic NG 1149 bag. PRESS RELEASE: National Geographic Adds to its Earth Explorer Bag Collection


Seven New Models Extend Range of National Geographic Carrying Solutions

Las Vegas, NV (January 31, 2008) - National Geographic, a pioneer in the use of photography in achieving its mission of increasing world knowledge, announces seven new models to its highly successful Earth Explorer Camera Bag. Part of National Geographic's full line of photo and video support products and accessories, the Earth Explorer collection boasts an environmentally friendly design coupled with cutting-edge ergonomics and performance.

The National Geographic Earth Explorer collection is an ideal blend of today's cutting-edge protective carrying technology and a traditional "explorer" look and feel. The collection mirrors National Geographic's dedication to exploration by providing ample room to carry cameras, accessories and personal belongings. The new additions to the Earth Explorer collection include three pouches, two camera straps, a small sling bag, and a large shoulder bag.

The Large Shoulder Bag (NG 2477, $125 street price) is ideal for photo and video gear, as well as carrying a notebook computer up to 17 inches. Its stylish design makes it perfect for carrying gear on a vacation or for use as a briefcase for daily commutes to the office. The Small Sling Bag (NG 4567, $45 street price) is designed for the comfortable and convenient carrying of a point-and-shoot camera or compact camcorder. The perfect solution for small point-and-shoot cameras, the Nano Pouch (NG 1147, $11 street price), Micro Pouch (NG 1148, $13 street price), and Little Pouch (NG 1149, $15 street price), also provide storage room for digital accessories such as batteries and memory cards. All pouches can be worn on a belt or over the shoulder with an included cotton strap.

Two new camera straps, the Travel and Adventure, offer a stylish accessory option for any photographer. The Travel Camera Strap (NG 3020, $11 street price) offers a camera strap that boasts the classic Earth Explorer style while the Adventure Camera Strap (NG 303, $19 street price) features the added benefit of media pockets.

In recognition of National Geographic's commitment to conservation, each bag in the Earth Explorer collection is manufactured from a variety of environmentally friendly, natural sourced material, including fibers such as hemp and cotton. All-metal, antique brass hardware not only enhance the image of the bags, but remove the need for plastic fasteners.

For additional information, please visit http://www.supporthexperience.com

About Bogen Imaging:
Bogen Imaging Inc is a leading distributor of key accessories brands for the video, cine, lighting and photographic markets. Bogen is an international company within the Imaging Division of the Vitec Group, which owns the following leading, international brands: Manfrotto, Gitzo, Kata, National Geographic bags and tripods, Avenger, and I.F.F. As the exclusive US distributor of Metz, Gossen, Elinchrom, Lastolite, Reflecmedia and Formatt Filters, Bogen offers the most complete range of exceptional camera and lighting accessories in the business. The Bogen Imaging international network covers the USA, Germany, France, Italy, UK and Japan.

About National Geographic:
Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society is one of the world's largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations, with a mission to increase and diffuse geographic knowledge while promoting conservation of Earth's cultural and natural resources. It reaches more than 300 million people worldwide each month through its official journal, National Geographic, and its four other magazines; the National Geographic Channel; television documentaries; radio programs; films; books; videos and DVDs; maps; and interactive media. National Geographic has funded more than 8,000 scientific research projects and supports an education program combating geographic illiteracy. For more information, log on to nationalgeographic.com; AOL Keyword: NatGeo.

For more information contact:
Bogen Imaging Inc.
565 East Crescent Ave
Ramsey, NJ 07446
Phone:(201) 818-9500.
Fax (201) 818-9177
e-mail: info@bogenimaging.com
Web: www.bogenimaging.us

Media Contacts:
Kyle Kappmeier
R&J Public Relations, LLC
(908) 722-5757
kkappmeier@randjpr.com
or
Larry White, Communications Manager
Bogen Imaging Inc.
(201) 818-9500 x-270
larry.white@bogenimaging.com

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(First posted on Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 21:34 EST)

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