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|| News Item: Posted 2002-03-01

Early Spring Specials From Roberts Distributors
By Jody Grober

Greeting to everyone from Indy. Here's some good stuff to look over while you wind down from the Olympics:

Dynalite rebates

Dynalite has announced some great rebates on its 1000ws lighting kits.
M112E-PS: 1-1000ER, 2 heads, stands, umbrellas and more. Rebate: $75.00
M112R-PS: 1-1000DR, 2 heads, stands, umbrellas and more. Rebate: $100.00
M123E-PS: 2-1000ER, 3 heads, cords and case: Rebate: $100.00
M123R-PS: 2-1000DR, 3 heads, cords and case: Rebate: $150.00

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Lightware's new cases

New from Lightware is the completed series of rolling cargo cases. They are now available in 3 different sizes and a stand case that solves lots of location problems.

New Elinchrome Free Style battery system

Very exciting news from Elinchrome is their all-new 1100ws battery power flash system. This new system, named the Freestyle, gives studio type power on location at an extremely attractive price. Click below for specs. We should have them in stock soon!

A great addition to the FreeStyle also from Bogen is the Lastolite pop-up soft box. It comes in a small pouch and opens to a 24" square soft box. Together you have a real studio on the go.

NIKON is continuing their great trade-in and rebate program on the D-1 system as well as the very aggressive rebate program on lenses. I saw some exciting new products including the D-100 digicam, the Coolpix 2500 (a great pocket camera for the pro) and the SB80DX . Check them out at the links below:

Canon is suppose to start shipping the exciting and feature filled EOS-1D bodies again soon so we will be able to get everyone taken care. All the folks at Roberts and Canon would like to thank everyone for their patience. Trust me it is worth the wait. I have heard lots of stunning reviews from the shooters at the Olympics. I spent some time with the new D-60 at PMA. This one is a player. It has a 6.3 Mp imager, vastly improved shutter lag time and 3 frames per second. Check it out.

KODAK added to its line with a new 645 back that is non-tethered, has an on board battery, captures a 45+ meg file and sells for under $15000.00 including the camera. This could be the first really viable remote digital for magazine. Take a look:

Lexar announced a new line of 24xyes that's right24x CF cards. There will be a 256 and a 512 version. Prices to be announced. Availability in late April.

Lexar deal of the month, while supplies last:
320/16X CF card for $239.00
256/12x for $119.00.
640Mb/16x CF cards for $499.97
1Gb/16x are now available, call for pricing!
Also, super news from Lexar is a new firmware upgrade for Canon EOS-1D that really really screams!!! And a lost file program that will most often allow me to find your images on a bad card. Hand it Lexar they are always working.

Sandisk has entered the pro world with their ULTRA line of CF cards. We have some on special while they last:
128mb ULTRA FOR ONLY $69
256mb ULTRA FOR ONLY $119
These cards should rate out at about 17X.

Lowepro has announced a new line of WATERPROOF bags that FLOAT. It's called the DryZone and the backpack is rocking for on water assignments.

Thanks to one and all and rememberstay warm and have fun!

(Roberts Distributors in located in Indianapolis, IN. Jonathan "Jody" Grober can be emailed at: To place an order, call: 1-800-726-5544. Roberts Distributors web site is at:


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