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CP+: Closeup ring light for PowerShot G11
     --- Reuben Lee | Mar 12, 2010
The ring light works for the PowerShot G11/G10/G9 as well as the Ricoh GXR.
(Credit: Reuben Lee/CNET Asia)
YOKOHAMA, Japan--Japanese manufacturer Lumos, known for its X-Loupe portable microscope camera, has unveiled an attachment for the Canon PowerShot G11 shooter that lets users snap closeup shots.
Displayed at the four-day CP+ photo show in Yokohama, Japan, the ring light is made up of LEDs that can illuminate up to 22,000 lux within a 3cm range (or 1,200 lux from a distance of 30cm). The onboard battery is rated to power the light for about 2.5 hours and can be attached to the tripod mount. According to company rep, an optional external power source can extend the usage time by an additional 4 hours.
Expected to launch in Japan this May, the ring light attachment will also be compatible with the PowerShot G9 and G10, as well as the Ricoh GXR.
Lumos' X-Loupe microscope camera was showcased at CP+, too.
(Credit: Reuben Lee/CNET Asia)
X-Loupe won a gold award in 2006 Nuremberg International Invention Exhibition
     ---TAIWAN INVENTORS CAPTURE RECORD 35 HONORS AT GERMAN EXHIBITION CNA (The Central News Agency) 2006-11-05


Berlin, Nov. 5 (CNA) Taiwan inventors walked away with 35 awards from the 2006 Nuremberg International Invention Exhibition on Sunday.

Some 700 works by inventors representing 32 countries were entered in the annual event this year, which took place in Nuremberg, Germany, Nov. 2-5. The Taiwan delegation was headed by Kao Fa-yu, former president and founder of the Taiwan Prominent Inventors Association.

The Taiwan delegation submitted 36 works and captured 34 awards, comprising 14 gold, five silver and 15 bronze medals -- a record for Taiwan inventors in the Nuremberg exhibition.

Far East University in Tainan, southern Taiwan, which is noted for its ability to roll out new inventions, won a special award from organizers.

Inventions submitted by members of the Taiwan delegation included a stove that uses nitrogen as fuel and a vehicle auto-brake system for anti-retrogression.

In the exhibition, digital portable field microscope X-Loupe captured high attention and won a gold award. X-Loupe is developed by ITRC (Instrument Technology Research Center) and Lumos Technology Corp.