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|| News Item: Posted 2011-04-08

Samy’s Camera April News
By Louis Feldman

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Honl grids
To spotlight the upcoming Sports Shooter Academy Lighting Luau, I wanted to kick off this month’s column with lighting gear from the vast catalog at Samy’s Camera…

Samy’s is an official distributor of the cool gear from Honl Photo. These well designed and made devices by David Honl controls and shapes the light from speedlights, giving photographers the ability to create portraits that before required larger, heavier gear.

Check out the Honl Photo gear at this link:

Another cool, FUN lighting control device for the speedlight is the Orbis ring flash. Unlike some other ring light units, the Orbis will fit different systems and produces an even light that before was only available for bigger (meaning more expensive!) studio strobes:

For a fun video comparing the Orbis with a couple of other ring flashes, check it out here:

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Orbis ring flash
And speaking of cool … the Frio (from the same guy that developed the Orbis!) is the best cold shoe on the market. The Frio is the first cold shoe that has a double secure method of attaching your speedlight or video gear. Check it out here:

Samy’s Camera is the proud sponsor of the Sports Shooter Academy Lighting Luau Speaker Night on Friday April 22 in Orange County. The Speaker Night features Sports Illustrated’s Robert Beck and Southern California commercial and editorial photographer Tim Mantoani discussing their work, portraits, lighting and the fun in photography.

Robert will break down several of his assignments from the call from the editor to the logistics of setting up the shoot to working with the subject and actually making the photographs.


Tim will discuss his career, starting off with assisting to finding his own path to success in this highly competitive market, creating unique and innovative photographs for clients that include Easton, Ford, EA Sports, ESPN and USA Weekend.


For more information about the Lighting Luau Speaker Night sponsored by Samy’s Camera, call our education department at: 323-456-4564. Or email us at

To register for this educational and inspirational night of photography, go to this link:

You knew Samy’s Camera is an authorized Apple Computer reseller but did you know we also have our own in-house Apple repair and service department? Check out the details here:

Nikon's new D7000 keeps flying off of our shelves and for good reason! Combining all of the great features of Nikon's pro camera bodies --- lightning quick auto-focus, spectacular quality in low-light/high ISO situations, 16-megapixel CMOS --- with full HD video capabilities in a compact body the D7000 is a great multimedia powerhouse. Give a Samy's Industrial Sales representative a call about current inventory and pricing --- at the moment we have the D7000 with the 18-105mm DX VR lens IN STOCK!

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Frio cold shoe
Canon has several great rebates on their fabulous PIXMA Pro Photo printers. For details on these deals and many others, check out Samy’s rebate and promotion page:

Give Samy’s Camera a call for pricing info for Sports Shooter readers.

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:

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

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