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|| News Item: Posted 2008-11-02

Adorama News & Notes For the Month
By Jeff Snyder

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Here at Adorama we're winding down from another great PhotoPlus show in NYC. As always. it was terrific to meet so many of you that stopped by the booth to say "Hey" and to take advantage of the "Specials" that we were running. The Javits Center was jammed, wall-to-wall people seeing the latest & greatest in our world of Photography. In all the years that I've worked PhotoPlus, I cannot remember seeing the Nikon & Canon booths overflowing with attendees. With speakers such as Vincent Laforet, Joe McNally, Cliff Maunter, Moose Peterson, and Ron Magill (Who was so excited to bring an 8 week old Leopard up on stage) plus so many more, how could you go wrong...The place was buzzing with excitement!

JUST ANNOUNCED!! We have extended our $1.99 11x14" Digital Print offer through November 30, 2008. Check it out in the store here:

So many of you have changed systems, are thinking of changing systems, have cameras or lenses that you do not take out of your bag ever, or just some lenses collecting dust. What to do? Adorama wants to buy your used or unwanted photo equipment. Since joining Adorama, in the last year, I've helped more photographers trade in or sell equipment than I had in the past 20 years. We offer you top dollar...Please contact me directly for trade/sell or 301-652-4896

Did you know that Adorama carries flat panel TV's from Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp, Toshiba and more? With extremely competitive pricing, we have your flat panel television in stock for immediate delivery, nationwide. Go to our site, and click on "Entertainment Center" along the left side

Here's some news for November:
Besides the excitement surrounding the impending release of Canon's NEW EOS5D Mark II Camera, Canon announced a new "Instant rebate" program for many lenses and Flashes. Now is the time to save some $$ on the Canon lenses you've been longing for.
Qualifying lenses and flashes are:
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
EF 300mm f/4L IS USM USM
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM
EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM,
EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM,
EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Extender EF 1.4x II
Extender EF 2x II
Speedlite 580EX II
Speedlite 430EX
Speedlite 430EX II

Nikon's has announced a $300 INSTANT REBATE on their D700 body, as well as new lower pricing on the D300 Body. The buzz around the Nikon booth was on the D90 Body with the 18-105 VR lens. With the video capabilities of the D90, and an incredibly sharp 18-105 VR lens, it's a perfect lightweight package to keep with you 24/7. Also, check out this special on Nikon's SB900 Speedlight :

Nikon's new Coolpix S60 is very very cool. It has a "Touch Panel LCD" that offers 160 degree viewing, and controls the camera too. In six colors, this is sure to be a big hit this holiday season.

PhotoShelter's new LIVE upload feature, how cool! Use your Wireless Transmitter from Nikon or Canon, and FTP your images directly to your PhotoShelter account, so that your images are "live" within seconds. Basically you can become your own agency, with practically live uploads. Read all about it here:

Eye-Fi Cards
Eye-Fi gives you the ability to upload photos automatically from your digital camera to your computer and favorite photo site with the world's first wireless memory card. These cards are becoming more & more popular as time goes on! has now partnered with Eye-Fi to make it easier for you to upload and print your images. Get 50 FREE 4x6 prints with your 1st upload!

GPS Trackers for your Camera? Yes, Now you can Geo-Tag your images so that you will know the exact location that it was taken. F or example, when used with Google software Picasa2, Google Earth, or Google Maps, your photos will be shown on an online map, giving you a whole new way to organize, enjoy and share your pictures. Share your pictures and trip route with your friends and family. More importantly, never forget where you took a picture again. You can also use your GPS tagged photos in a compatible GPS navigation system, allowing for features such as choosing your destination and landmarks visually.

Here are a few GPS Trackers for your cameras...Start thinking Holiday gifts...Now's the time!

Pharos Trips & Pics with GPS Receiver
ATP Photo Finder, GPS Picture Tracker for Google Earth & Google Maps, Compatible with most Digital Cameras & All Memory Cards
GiSTEQ Explorer, GPS Tracker and PTT Speaker Microphone for FRS & GMRS Radios
GiSTEQ CD110BT Bluetooth GPS Digital PhotoTracker, for Digital Cameras with NEMERIX Low Power Chipset "MAC COMPATIBLE"
GiSTEQ CD111PRO PhotoTracker Device with Windows Software - Compatible with Adobe (MAC COMPATIBLE"
GiSTEQ GPS Digital PhotoTrackr Lite, for Digital Cameras with Software "MAC COMPATIBLE"

New Camera cases from ThinkTank, Tenba, Lowe-Pro, Tenba, KATA, Domke, Lightware, Tamrac, Mountainsmith, Pelican, Shootsac, Jill.E, plus about 20 other manufacturers are always in stock now.

While at the show, I stopped by the ShootSac booth to see them, and try one on. I liked them! Shootsac Basic Black Shooters Kit, Neoprene Lens Location Bag -

The Basic Shootsac is designed to be WORN comfortably like an article of clothing WHILE you shoot. Use your "traditional" camera bag to transport your gear - load up your Shootsac for active shooting. With 3 easy access lens pockets and 3 safety snap pockets this revolutionary lens bag will change the way you shoot.

Keep your favorite lenses, compact flash cards, batteries, cell phone and other shooting necessities within arms reach instead of in your gear bag. The bag is made of wetsuit grade neoprene that gently wraps your lenses in individual protective pockets, keeping them safe from scratches and bumps while also conforming to your body.

A few weeks ago I attended Moose Peterson's Digital Workshop Landscape Series ( in Killington, VT. Besides, Moose, he was joined by Instructors Joe McNally, Laurie Excel and Kevin Dobler (Serious line-up eh?). I noticed that many of the 45 attendees were using LensCoat to protect their lenses and camera bodies. I knew of LensCoat and actually had sold them over the years, but never had seen them in action. What a great idea...You spend hundred's and thousands of dollars on your cameras & lenses, why not use a little insurance, and protect them? Find the LensCoat for your gear here:

See you all next month...In the meantime, if you have any questions whatsoever, fell free to contact me directly anytime.

(Contact Snyder directly at email:; AIM: JSnyderAdorama or phone 301-652-4896; Fax 301-652-4971.)

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