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|| News Item: Posted 2000-01-24

Gear Corner
By Bruce Kwitny, Roberts Distributors

Before I do any shameless self-promoting I want to say that my thoughts and prayers are with V.J. and his family. Also I would like to extend my best wishes to Dave Metz of Canon for a speedy recovery.

Now for the news and specials: Digital News: The Nikon D1, not surprisingly, has enjoyed tremendous initial success. Quantities are still very limited. If you are interested in purchasing one please allow 30-60 days for delivery. For technical information, please click here:

Accessories that are now available for the D1 include the Nikon SB28-DX flash. This flash may be used in TTL mode on the D1 as well as most other Nikon SLR auto-focus cameras. We also have spare batteries...#EN-4 and Nikon's Capture Software. The new AF-S 17-35mm/2.8 lens is expected to be in short supply for some time yet. For a limited time we still have a few Sigma AF 14mm/2.8 lenses available for only $799.00. They are in stock for both Nikon and Canon.

Another hot item is the Fotostation 4.0 software. You may click here to download a trial version:

To purchase the Fotostation software please click here:

Rob Galbraith's renowned book, "The Digital Photojournalist's Guide, 4th Edition" is in stock and may be ordered for only $59.97 by clicking below:

Another relatively new item of interest that we carry is the Camera Muzzle Soft Blimp for greatly reducing shutter, focusing and motor drive noise. Four sizes are available. This is a great accessory if you photograph news conferences, golf, courtrooms or wildlife. They are now in stock for only $99.95.

Lexar will start shipping their new 160mb Compact Flash card around January 25th. We also have a good supply of Sandisk CF cards as well as IBM Microdrives. All may be ordered securely on our web site:

Canon News: Rumor has it that Canon will be showing their new high-end EOS 35mm Camera at the PMA trade show in Las Vegas starting February 3rd. I will have details at that time. The camera will be called the EOS V (pronounced Vee, not five). Don't ask!! New accessories will likely be announced as well. Please call after February 6th for more information.

Hasselblad: Has announced a new lens for the Xpan camera...a 30mm/5.6 Aspheric. It should be available in the next few weeks.

Lightware: Is now shipping the new wheel assemblies for several sizes of their Multi-Format Cases. These unique items will convert your existing Lightware Multi-Format cases into a rolling case complete with wheels and a retractable handle. The model number you need corresponds with the size of your case. The MF2012 case with the MM2012 wheel assembly will fit in the overhead compartments of almost all planes. Special pricing is as follows: MM2012.... $99.95 MM1420...$108.00 MM1623...$114.00

The above prices will go up by approximately 10% in April.

To contact us:
Bruce Kwitny
Roberts 255 S. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN.
46225 800-726-5544; 317-636-5544 Fax 317-687-2460
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