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|| News Item: Posted 2009-04-23

April Specials From Roberts Distributors
By Jody Grober

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Lastolite Triflash Three Pocketflash Shoe w/Umbrella Tilt head
Greetings from Indianapolis…

News from Canon…. Searching for Sonny is the first feature-length film shot with the 5D Mk II…Beachtek is bringing out the DXA-5D unit that will allow 2 XLR mics and a headphones to be used with the 5D Mark II. Recently announced from Canon are two new tilt shift lenses, the 17/4.0 and the 24/3.5II.

Canon's new rebate program will begin on May 3rd.
EF 200mm f/2L IS USM $500.00
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM $130.00
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM $200.00
EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM $100.00
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM $100.00
EF 50mm f/1.2L USM $100.00
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM $80.00
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM $75.00
EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM $70.00
EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM $50.00
EF 17-40mm f/4L USM $50.00
EF 70-200mm f/4L USM $40.00
EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM $50.00
EF 100mm f/2.8 MACRO USM $35.00
EF-S 60mm f/2.8 MACRO USM $30.00
EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM $30.00
EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM $20.00
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS $15.00

Nikon has made two important additions to their DX line of lenses, the wide-angle zoom, 10-24/3.5-4.5 and the 35/1.8 normal (and fast) lens. The lists for these are on going…

D3 and D3x bodies are in stock.

The NBA playoffs are here and we have the extra this and that you are looking for…. clamps, cords, PocketWizards, floor plates, magic arms, floor chairs etc….

I have a set of used Speedotron arena lights for sale. 4 packs and heads, 2 sets of reflectors, clamps, studs, safety cables and lexans…. $5050.50

Also in the used department is a set of Elinchrome 600RX arena lights. VERY lightly used. Complete set with clamps, studs, reflectors, lexans, safety cables and lights…$3355.77.

Coming soon from Bogen Imaging, the Lastolite Triflash Three Pocketflash Shoe w/Umbrella Tilt head. It will hold 1-3 hotshoe flashes for bounce out or shoot-through umbrella with a tilt adapter. This will be a great tool for quick set up flash portraits.

Flash memory deals of the month:
Ducati 4 Gb CF, listed as fasted card going, $39.97 each
Sandisk 2 Gb Ultra II SD, 15 MB/s, $7.97

Close out corner:
Elinchrom 300S monoblocs: reg. $899.00, closeout. $399.00 each
Elinchrom 1000 MicroCompact monoblock, reg. $1499.00, close out. $799.00
Elinchrom EL1000, the old metal housing version, reg. $1499.00, closeout. $799.00

(Roberts Distributors is located in Indianapolis, IN. Jonathan "Jody" Grober can be emailed at: To place an order, call: 1-800-726-5544. You can check out Roberts' online product catalog at:

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