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|| News Item: Posted 2009-04-23

Spring News & Notes From Samy's Camera
By Louis Feldman

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Nikon D5000
Everyone's talking about it. It's cool. And it's on special for Sports Shooter readers!

The new BlackRapid RS-4 Version of the R-Strap is lightweight, features quick access, pockets for storing two memory cards and includes the company's famous ConnectR-1 and FstenR-1. Samy's is offering this special: $54.95 with an 11.00 gift card brings the price down to 43.95.

For those looking for an inexpensive way to get into hi-def video, check out Nikon's latest DSLR, the D5000. Word is delivery will be May 10, so stay tuned!
• 12.3-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor - Coupled with Nikon's EXPEED image processing and NIKKOR optics, breathtaking picture quality is assured.
• D-Movie Mode with sound - Record 720p HD movie clips enhanced by NIKKOR interchangeable lens quality and versatility.
• Vari-angle color LCD monitor - Position the 2.7-inch monitor freely for fresh shooting perspectives. Screen flips inward for safe keeping.
• 19 Auto-exposure Scene Modes - Capture stunning photos in challenging picture-taking situations including Sunsets, Candlelight, Silhouette, Portrait, Landscape, Beach/Snow, and more.
• One-button Live View - Easy Live View access offers 4 autofocus modes, including Face-priority AF
• Continuous shooting as fast as 4 frames per second - Combined with fast power-up and split-second shutter response, decisive moments are captured easily without annoying shooting lag.
• Low noise ISO sensitivity from 200 to 3200 - Engineered for exceptional low-light shooting.
• Built-in image sensor cleaning - Effective 4-frequency, ultrasonic sensor cleaning keeps images spot free.
• 11-point Autofocus System with 3D Focus Tracking - Fast and accurate autofocus delivers razor sharpness.
• Auto Active D-Lighting - Restores lost shadow and highlight detail in high contrast exposures-Selectable and Auto modes available.
• In-camera Retouch image editing - Creative in-camera image editing, featuring Soft Filter, Straighten, Color Outline Effect, Perspective Control, Red-eye Correction, Image Overlay, Monochrome and more-all without a computer.
• Picture Control Settings for personal image control - Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape and 9 customizable settings.
• Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II - Nikon's renowned 420-pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix Metering II, teamed with the exclusive Scene Recognition System, evaluates each scene for unmatched exposure accuracy.
• Durable, high precision shutter - Testing to over 100,000 cycles assures precision and long shutter life.

Canon, USA is offering an extensive rebate program on most of their most popular lenses. From $500 off of the 200mmf/2L IS USM to $200 off of the EF70-200mmf/2.8L IS USM to $100 off the EF16-35mmf/2.8L II USM --- give a Samy's representative a call for more details and to place an order!

Are you interested in getting into digital video editing? Learning the ins & outs of wedding photography? Using Adobe Photoshop to its fullest potential? Or learning about glamour and fashion photography? Samy's Camera's has a wide range of classes and seminars coming up. To check out the details:

Samy's is also your one-stop headquarters for all of your video and audio needs. So many photographers are expanding their talents into video and we're the place to shop. We carry all of the top brands in cameras: Sony, Canon and Panasonic and audio gear from Sennheiser, Audio-Technica, Azden and Lectrosonics. Whether you're making your Francis Ford Coppola-style masterpiece or just shooting your kids' birthday party, give our sales representatives a call to chat about your needs and pricing range.

Samy's is also an authorized Apple reseller … check out their latest laptops:

Do you have a big portrait lighting job in … Fresno? Seattle? Salt Lake City? Or Hollywood? Check out our extensive rental department for all of your strobe and grip needs. You can arrange to have Samy's rental department ship to any locale…why pay high airlines excess baggage or freight charges? Check out our rental catalog:

Remember, trade-ins are welcome and we also pay cash for used equipment. Call George to discuss any trade-ins: 323-938-2420, ext 1293. Make sure you tell him you're a Sports Shooter reader!

Samy's Cameras has retail outlets in Southern California. If you're nearby, drop in!

Samy's Camera was proud to be involved in the recent Sports Shooter Academy VI. It was very cool to sit in on the opening day and evening sessions. Congratulations to everyone involved in this successful educational event.

(Contact Samy's Camera in Los Angeles by calling 323-964-0323 Ext 200 and ask for an industrial sales representative. Also check out Samy's Specials on or Samy's web site at:

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