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|| News Item: Posted 2007-02-27

Late Winter Specials from Penn Camera
By Jeff Snyder

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It was such a blast meeting so many of you in Miami for Super Bowl XLI…next stop Phoenix for SBXLII!

Spring training and the Grapefruit League are in full swing (Lets go National's), and PMA is just around the corner! The PMA Show is the largest annual event to showcase the latest photographic products, and I'm sure to have lots to report when I return.

Think Tank has once again made many of you very happy with their new Airport International Rolling Case. The Airport International is a smaller version of the all so popular Airport Security, and will fit in the overheads of most European airlines. Also available for the International is a new 'Low Divider Kit", which replaces the dividers supplied with the case, and allows space for a laptop, inside. Airport Internationals and Airport Security cases are both in stock.

Optech's RAINSLEEVE - A very cool new product, that I think you all should have in your camera bag. For UNDER $10, you get TWO in a pack. These will cover your camera with lenses up to 18" in length, so covering a 400 is certainly doable. What happens when you get caught in that downpour, or snowstorm, and you didn't have a protective cover? These are in stock now for immediate shipping, here are a few of the features:

* Protects your gear from dust and inclement weather
* Designed for handheld use OR tripod application
* Unique eyepiece opening adapts to most viewfinders so you are viewing through the lens, not plastic!
* Camera & Lens controls are easily visible and operable through the RAINSLEEVE
* Fits lenses measuring up to 7" in diameter and 18" in length
* Drawstring lens opening offers easy access and a snug fit

Lexar has announced 300X Professional cards. What does this all mean?
Maximum high-speed UDMA performance and reliability
Dramatically improves transfer speeds from card to computer*
Includes Image Rescue™ 3 software to recover lost or deleted photo, video, and audio files Includes Corel® Paint Shop Pro® X to extend picture-taking-enhance, edit, and manage photos from the desktop. Includes Lexar Backup n Sync™ software to backup, sync, and share your photos Limited lifetime warranty

Lexar's new UDMA CompactFlash® (CF) technology provides the ultimate high-speed memory card performance for professional photographers and photo enthusiasts. The Lexar Professional UDMA 300x memory card dramatically increases card-to-computer transfer rates when paired with a UDMA-enabled reader, as well as provides support for the next generation of high-resolution UDMA-enabled digital SLR (DSLR) cameras. Lexar Professional UDMA CF cards are available in 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB capacities, and work with all CF devices. These new cards will be available SOON….In the meantime, I have some fantastic deals of the current Lexar 133X CF Cards, Call me for pricing.

Epson Stylus Photo 1400 - The latest from Epson, the 1400 takes photo printing to the next level with fast and impressive 13x19" prints, at a price of $399. These are in stock for immediate delivery, take a look at these specs:
Print 13" x 19" enlargements fast
Amazing color and detail on glossy and matte papers with Claria dye-based ink
Up to 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi and droplets as small as 1.5 picoliter for the finest detail
Automatic color and lighting correction for high quality photos'
BorderFree® photos in more sizes (4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", 8.5" x 11", 11" x 14", 12" x 12" and 13" x 19"
4" x 6" photos in as fast as 46 seconds; 8" x 10" photos in as fast as 1 min 51 sec'
Beautiful 12" x 12" prints - great for scrapbooking projects
Direct printing onto ink jet printable CD/DVDs
Convenient, individual ink cartridges
DX5 MicroPiezo print head delivers five sizes of ink droplets for enhanced photographic printing.
Versatile software included - Adobe Photoshop Elements and more

Nikon has announced a few new Coolpix cameras, and leading the pack is their new Coolpix P5000, packed with features for the working professional photographer. We can't wait to see these at the PMA show, and then here on the shelves for you.
Features include:
10.0 Effective Megapixels
3.5x Optical Zoom-Nikkor Lens
Optical VR/Image Stabilization
Optical Viewfinder
P/S/A/M Exposure Modes
Auto ISO Adjustments up to ISO 3200
Telephoto & Wide Angle Converters
Speedlight Hot Shoe

Canon has busted out the new Mark III camera aimed at the working professional photographer. Ever since a word was breathed on the net about this, our phones have been ringing off the hook. I'm sure that you've already seen/read the write ups, drooled over the specs, and have already put your current Mark II Bodies on the sale block.

We are accepting orders NOW for the NEW Canon EOS1D Mark III body.1st come, 1st served, so contact me ASAP to get your place on the ever-growing list.

Canon also announced a revamped 580EX Flash and a new version of the 16-35mm f2.8L lens.

Canon's new PowerShot TX1 is VERY COOL - An Elph sized camera with a 10X optical zoom that not only captures 7.1 megapixel images, but HD movies too! A stainless steel design, with Optical Image Stabilizer Technology, DIGIC III Processor, Face Detection Technology and Redeye Correction. In our new world of video and "You Tube", this pocket size still/video camera will take you by surprise…..and at a price of under $500

Adobe's NEW Lightroom is priced at $199.99 through April, a savings of $100!

(Jeff Snyder can be contacted at Penn Camera at: 1-800-347-5770 or FAX 301-210-7370; Email:; AOL Instant Messenger: JeffPennCamera. On the web:

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