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|| News Item: Posted 2001-09-28

News & Notes from Penn Camera
By Jeff Snyder

Penn Camera and I would like to express our sincere sympathies to all of you affected by the tragedies in New York and here in Washington. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

We thought that the events from a few weeks ago were enough, this past Tuesday a Tornado touched down here and two University of Maryland students were killed, and hundreds of homes destroyed, within a few blocks of our offices. I saw the twister while inmy car, and was able to avoid it as it made its way past me. When I saw the Washington Post vending machine flying through the air, the Post's slogan of "If you don't get it, you don't get it" took on new meaning.

And then MJ made his big announcement so we do have something to look forward to? I know that many of you will be coming to the MCI Center here for Mr. Jordan's upcoming return to the NBA, please stop by and say hello.

And as I type this the Redskins cut QB Jeff George ... what's next?

Now onto the BIG NEWS ---

Canon has finally announced the new EOS1-D Professional Digital Camera. I am accepting ORDERS NOW. Final pricing will follow shortly. For more detailed info, please visit, Along with the new EOS1-D, comes the announcement of a 16 - 35 f2.8 zoom and the lightweight 400mm f4 lens.

Canon's D30 promo is currently, that when you purchase a D30, you will receive a 1GB Microdrive, extra Battery and a one year extended warranty at NO CHARGE.

Nikon's delivery of D1X and D1H cameras has been steady, and our list is pretty current. If you're still waiting, contact me SB50DX strobes and all of the D1/X/H accessories are here too. Nikon has also announced the new CoolPix 5000, 5-megapixel camera to be delivered in late October.

ALL the latest Canon and Nikon lenses are in stock for immediate Delivery CALL ME or Email for pricing.

Microtech and Lexar cards are here at the lowest prices that I've ever offered....

ATTENTION STUDENTS: We participate with Bogen and Mamiya on their student discount programs. Hey, both offer excellent pricing to students and educators on most of their products. Mamiya distributes Mamiya, Sekonic, Pocket Wizard, TOYO and Cabin Bogen distributes, Bogen Tripods, Gitzo, Metz Flashes, Gossen and Elinchrome. For more info on how you can save $$$ from these two companies, please contact Mike Phillips here in my office at or 1-800-347-5770.

NPPA-FLYING SHORT COURSE as a reminder, this year's Flying Short Course is stopping in Charlotte, NC, Syracuse, NY, Milwaukee, WI, Los Angeles, and Seattle. It starts on 10/13 in Charlotte. Please stop by and visit the trade show in each city while you are attending the fantastic educational seminars that are offered.

(Jeff Snyder can be reached at Penn Camera, 1-800-347-5770 or 301-210-7366; AOL Instant Messenger: JeffPennCamera;

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