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|| News Item: Posted 2002-01-23

Nikon Announces Winter Olympic Services
By Nikon Professional Services

Nikon Professional Services will have three full-service facilities stationed at various locations throughout the Salt Lake City Winter Games.
The Nikon Press Centers will provide photographers workstations, in both Mac and Windows format, complete digital imaging services and on-site photographic support for all credentialed (EP) photographers and sports shooters.

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Nikon personnel will also be on hand offering technical support, including Nikon camera and lens repairs.

Nikon has set up in three locations:
- 255 Main Street, Suite B in Park City
- 175 West 200 South, Suite 100 on the Lower Garden Level directly across from the Main Media Center at the Salt Palace is the 15,000 square-foot Nikon Press Center. Telephone number: 801-363-0155.

- NPS will also offer repair and loan services in the Main Media Center (MMC) located within the Kodak Press Center.

Each NPC will be fully operational and ready to accommodate photographers by February 4th. All of Nikon's facilities will serve as a photographers' lounge where the working press can come in from the cold, have refreshments and use comfortable and efficient workstations to produce their photos.

Nikon is also happy to announce that technical and product support from Apple, Epson and Adobe®, Gitzo and Lexar™ will be available. The Nikon Press center at 175 West 200 South (Garden Level Basement) will offer workstations equipped with state-of-the art Apple and Windows PC's each with broadband internet access, Nikon Capture 2.0 software, a CompactFlash card reader and an Epson 1280 photo printer.

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Apple's newly unveiled iMac desktop computer will also be on display and available for demonstration.

Epson has also supplied their Model 10000 Large Format printer where selected photos will be printed for display at the Nikon Press Center during each day of the Games.

Also all NPC's will have D1X and D1H digital SLR cameras with Lexar CompactFlash™ digital film, F100 and F5 film cameras and the full line of Nikkor lenses available for a 24-hour loan period.

Continuing a tradition born at the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Nikon will be offering a set of five Limited Edition collectible pins for all credentialed (EP) photographers. Each photographer can visit the 175 West 200 South location to receive their pins--two pins will be offered to each photographer, one to collect and one for trade.

A new pin pair will be offered every three days, beginning on February 10, throughout the course of the Games. Any unclaimed pins will be destroyed increasing their collector's value.

All credentialed photographers (EP) are also invited to join Nikon for some food, drinks and entertainment to kick off the 2002 Winter Olympics with a Hawaiian Luau party on February 6, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Nikon's main location (175 West 200 South, Garden Level Basement, SLC).

All EP credentialed photographers are encouraged to stop by and receive their Official Photographers' Welcome Gift Pack specially assembled for Winter Games coverage.

"The Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City present an incredible opportunity for photographers to capture once-in-a-lifetime images of action, competition, nationalism and emotions," said Bill Pekala, general manager of Nikon Professional Services at Nikon Inc.

"The Nikon Press Centers are designed to provide photographers with a top-quality office away from home to produce their latest contributions to the world's greatest pictures."

Photographers can also view an ongoing daily slide presentation showcasing new Olympic photos captured during the course of day of competition at the Nikon Press Centers.

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