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|| News Item: Posted 2007-12-17

Penn Camera News: Think Tank Hydophoia and Airport Security Roller v2.0
By Jim Duley

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Think Tank Hydrophobia
I would like to wish all of you a joyful and peaceful holiday season. It is the perfect time to reflect on our accomplishments as well as our commitment to excel in the coming year.

Happy Holidays!

What's new?

Keep Your Camera Dry This Season With The New Think Tank Hydrophobia.
Think Tank Photo recently announced the release of Hydrophobiaâ„¢ 300 - 600, the first rain cover specifically designed to be pre-mounted for quick deployment. If it appears that it may rain, photographers can attach the Hydrophobia cover over their lens hood before going into the field, rolling it up tight and out of the way. Then, when weather threatens, simply unroll the rain cover over the rest of the lens and body, securely protecting both. The cover fits a 300 f2.8, 400 f2.8, 500 f4 and 600 f4 Nikon and Canon lens, making it ideally suited for sports and nature photographers. There is even a special pocket to hold your eyepiece. Just take your camera's eyepiece off and exchange it with the Hydrophobia eyepiece. Visit: for complete instructions and pictures.

New Airport Security Roller Bag V2.0
Think Tank has upgraded their renowned Airport Security Bag with the help of feedback from photographers like you. The V2.0 upgrades include a lock for the rear cable, room in the front stretch pocket for a laptop case (front access was eliminated), a cable and lock to secure a laptop case and an improved front pocket. These new Airport Security bags should be arriving by mid-December (yes, we really believe this). We have a long list of customers waiting; there should be open stock by the end of the year. All of you that have been waiting for these cases will get the new features at the old price. New orders will be sold at $369.00.

GEAR UP FOR THE NEW YEAR with free gifts!
Celebrate the holidays with free Think Tank gear! Buy any four Modulus pouches and receive a pro SpeedBelt FREE. Just mention "free belt" when placing your order. Plus, purchase $100 or more of Think Tank Photo gear (in one order) and get a Lens Changer 75 FREE-a $32.95 value. This lens case lets you carry long zoom lenses, such as the 70-200 2.8, 80-200 2.8, 100-400 or 300 4, with the lens hood and tripod collar attached.
Download the coupon from ThinkTank at

We Rent
If you have assignments in the DC area, remember that our E Street store has a large rental selection of lights, cameras and long glass. See for rates and terms or call the rental department for availability and reservations at 202-347-5777.

Canon Mark III Update
Canon has posted updated firmware (v1.1.3) for the EOS 1D MK III at This update increases the transmission speed when using high-speed SD cards and corrects issues in autofocus tracking in bright light and low subject contrast conditions. Canon has initiated a staggered repair process for customers with focus problems on their 1D MKIII cameras to minimize the downtime for each camera being serviced. Contact Canon at 1-800-828-4040 if you need to register your camera for this repair.

Nikon D3 is out!
Nikon is now shipping their new D3 and D300 cameras. As always, Nikon Professional Services (NPS) requests that members notify them of retail orders and backorder information. Contact Elbert Morris ( for details and answers to your NPS questions.

UDMA for Your New Canon or Nikon Camera
We all love the speed of the new Canon and Nikon professional cameras but to get the most of those fast burst rates you need Ultra Dynamic Memory Access (UDMA) memory cards. UDMA cards are fully supported by the Nikon D3 and Canon ID MKIII & 1DS MKIII cameras. Lexar 300x ( and Sandisk Extreme IV cards ( fully support UDMA.

(For Penn Camera's on-line catalog and store locations, check this link:

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