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|| News Item: Posted 2000-07-28

Equipment News
By Robert Hanashiro

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Larry Frank at LowePro tells Sports Shooter that the aforementioned Stealth Bag has been tweaked a bit so that both camera pockets can now easily fit all pro digital camera bodies.

Earlier in the year it was discovered that some photographers were having difficulties getting a DCS520 or 620 into the smaller of these two pockets.

"We made the change so both pockets are equal in size in the Stealth backpack, now that most or all digi shooters are carrying two cameras." Larry says, "When we first designed the backpack, most shooters only had one camera, so we made it for one. Times change and we must change with the times!"

Larry also passed along that LowePro's eager awaited over-the-shoulder versions of the Stealth backpack are now available just in time for the Sydney Olympic Games and the start of football season.

The Bagman got a peek at the new Stealths at PMA earlier this year, and for those digi-shooters who want a shoulder bag rather than a backpack, this is the real deal.

For pricing, check out the Penn Camera and Roberts Distrobutors articles below.

Sports Shooter will have a users report on the new Stealth shoulder bags in a later issue.

For a look at the full line of LowePro products, check out their cool website at:


Roberts Distributors

Hello from Indianapolis to all you Sports Shooter subscribers.

It was nice to see some of you in San Francisco and I trust I will see some more in St. Petersburg.

Let's make it short and sweet.

BIG NEWS: Fuji S-1 Pro cameras will start coming in about 10 days. It's been a long wait.

BUT the Kodak DCS330 is available NOW at a new reduced price of $2949.00. That's really the deal of the month.

Nikon D-1s are readily available.

Of course we are still waiting on Canon's digital body(s), but I am certain the wait will be worth it.

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Keep your eyes open for the new 6 MegaPixel Contax. Yes, 18 Mb files for under $8000.00.

One last bit of businessthe new and fantastic LowePro Stealth 600 and 650 bags are now available. Our order is in so you all call us up and place yours. Special roll out pricing will be (orders through August 7th) $119.00 for the 600 and $129.00 for the 650.

Now to the important news: Everyone keep a good thought for Bruce Kwitny. He is getting married this week. We all wish him and Lisa the best of luck.

Until next month, remember, it is supposed to be fun!

(Jonathan "Jody" Grober from Roberts Distributors can be emailed at: To place an order, call: 1-800-726-5544.)


Penn Camera

Canon is starting to show off pre-production models of the new D30 Digital Camera. We should have definitive pricing and delivery information very soon. If any of you were at Visual Edge, you should have had the opportunity to handle the camera

Canon's long Image Stabilized lenses (IS) are in stock, from 300 to 600mm

Make sure to prepare for the upcoming NFL season and the Olympics in Sydney!

When you're in town here in the DC area to cover the Redskins, make sure to stop by and visit...

Nikon's new 14mm f2.8 SW lenses have started to arrive in the past few days. Orders are being filled in the order they were taken, so please be patient Some of you lucky ones should be getting yours any day now! D1's are in stock one day and out the next.... we are trying to keep a few at each of our stores, so if you are looking, contact me and I should be able to track some down for you....We are still awaiting word on the 80-400 VR lens, and you all will hear about as soon as I have the information Long Nikon glass is in stock and available for immediate shipment

New from Sony is the MVC-CD1000 digital camera that records images directly to a 156mb 3" CD-R. This is a very exciting new product, and we hope that delivery will begin in August. See all the specs at

The LowePro Stealth shoulder bags can now be ordered, they should be in stock any day now! More info is available at, look at the specs!

Cellular Transmission --- If you are transmitting images via cell phone, and your computer/laptop has both serial ports and USB, you can now speed up your transmissions. The Keyspan High Speed USB Serial Adapter, plugs into your USB port and has a Serial Connector on it. Keyspan is claiming that it will support data rates up to 230 Kbps, which is twice the speed of standard PC serial ports. Our customers that have started to use are having great successesthey are $59. Take a look here for more info

And just a quick FYI Epson and HP Inkjet printers are in stock for immediate delivery....

Enjoy the rest of the summer!

(Jeff Snyder from Penn Camera can be reached via the internet at: AIM: JeffPennCamera and To place an order call: 1-800-347-5770 or FAX 301-210-7370.)

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