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|| News Item: Posted 2009-06-25

Equipment News and Notes From Samy's Camera
By Louis Feldman

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Profoto Pro-8A Air pack
Just a quick note to update you on a few Professional Product developments. Today I want to talk lighting. Now that Profoto has introduced their Pro Air system, most of the lighting companies offer a wireless control and trigger system. This gives the photographer full control, via a wireless radio controller, of their power packs and monolights. You also have wireless control capability from your Mac or PC.

Profoto recently introduced this feature on their new Pro-8A Air pack. This amazing new pack features a fast recycle time of 0.05-0.9 seconds, up to 20 flashes per second and a 1/12,000 s flash duration.

Not to be out done, Broncolor introduced their new power pack, Scoro. It features Broncolor's RFS, radio control system, true Asymmetric control of all tree channels, 0.02-1.0 second recycle time and a 1/12,000 s flash duration. Besides being able to program in the flash duration that you need, you can now also dial in the desired color temperature.

Elinchrom introduced their wireless Skyport RX system last year. It can be used to control and fire their RX power packs and monolights. But many people are using it as a triggering device for any strobe because of its performance and price.

Samy's Camera now stocks and rents these exciting new lighting systems.

In the Pro Digital Back world, the pixel count is increasing and the prices are dropping. Phase One, Hasselblad and Leaf are offering 50MP and 60MP digital backs and camera systems. And you can buy a new 28MP or 31MP camera system for under $16,000. There are also some amazing offerings from all of these companies on Factory Refurbished Demo backs with manufacturer warranties. Please call or email me if you would like more details.

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 Camera has numerous classes in the coming months, check out our entire schedule:

There are several companies running rebate specials, including Dyna-Lite, Canon, Chimera, Epson and Apple. For a full list and details, check this link on Samy's Camera website:

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

(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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