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|| News Item: Posted 2009-11-09

Nikon and Canon Shooters: Get on The List at Samy's Camera
By Louis Feldman

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Get on the list now for the NEW Canon 1D Mark IV

What a great World Series …when you thought the Phillies were goners, they pull out a win in game 5 forcing a game 6… And how many times have we seen that happen? As photographers covering the World Series and the NBA Finals say: If there's a game 5 there's bound to be a game 6.

Now we can move on to the NBA where the LA Lakers seem to have picked up where they left off last June. Winning! How long before Ron Artest melts down or becomes the distraction so-called sports experts predict? The thinking here is Kobe keeps Artest in check and the Lakers win another ring in June.

Now on to news from Samy's Camera for this issue…

The talk around the pro camera floor at our Fairfax store is that the Nikon - Canon War is back on. With the bookend announcement last month of Nikon's D3s and Canon's long-awaited 1D Mark IV --- it will be a battle of the high-speed/low light camera bodies.

Both feature HD video (Canon at 1080 and Nikon at 720) but photographers seem to be most impressed with the high ISO features of these cameras. If you want to get on The List for the Nikon D3s or the Canon 1D Mark IV, please give a Samy's industrial sales rep a call … and tell them you're a Sports Shooter reader!

Nikon also announced the highly anticipated replacement for their 70-200mm. Contact us to get on The List for the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II.

With the start of the NBA season and college hoops just about to tip-off, call Samy's for all of your remote camera needs. We have the full line of grip gear ----- including friction arms and camps to mount cameras on backboards and basketball stands --- from Bogan, Manfrotto and Matthews. We also have in stock the sports photographer's standard in triggering remote cameras the Pocket Wizard MultiMax. Also, do not be tempted by those low-priced "ebay" motordrive cords to connect your radio slave to your camera…we have LPA Design's cords for all major brands of cameras.

Samy's Camera is So Cal's largest rental house. We have a huge assortment of equipment, from cameras and lenses to studio grip gear. Our clients include students, professional photographers, movie studios, and more. We offer lighting equipment, digital cameras and scanners, video gear, and cameras from 35mm up to 4x5 and 8x10, plus panoramic format cameras. You can pick up your rental gear at one of our locations throughout Southern California or we'll be happy to ship it to your location.

Checkout our current rental catalog at:

There are numerous rebate specials running right now --- from Canon to Lexar to Profoto --- check them out at our rebates page:

To reserve equipment or for complete details please call the Rentals Department (we are currently unable to accept reservations online or via e-mail):
Los Angeles: 323-938-4400
Pasadena: 626-796-3300
Santa Ana: 714-557-9400
Santa Barbara: 805-963-7269
Playa Vista: 310-450-7062

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 the latest updates in the Mac Mini, iMac and MacBook line of computers:

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

Samy's Cameras has retail outlets in Southern California. If you're nearby, drop in --- we love to talk about the NBA, baseball and USC football …besides camera gear!

(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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