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|| News Item: Posted 2002-07-02

Penn Camera's News & Notes
By Jeff Snyder

Photo by David Snyder

Photo by David Snyder

Jeff Snyder at The Belmont setting up a few remotes.
Welcome to all of you that are now reading Sports Shooter on the web via the new site! How fantastic is this? Finally a place for everyone to showcase their work with one stop shopping, and it's great to see so many familiar names in the "Members Index", finally matching images to the names.... a BIG round of applause to Brad, Grover, Jason, and of course Bert for all of their very hard work...

... And live from the Belmont Stakes a few weeks ago....We all (well I did) had those $2 win tickets on War Emblem to take the Triple Crown, and obviously that didn't happen, as Sarava the 70-1 long shot came out in front. So many photographers were on hand to capture the hopeful Triple Crown, and ready with 100's of remote cameras …

Our two specials in the "Our Store" area ( will continue while supplies last:

1) The Domke F3X Black Ballistic bags with the White House Press Photographers Association logo embroidered on the front, and a WHNPA luggage tag attached, at $65, regularly $89.

2) Lexar's 1GB 16X Compact Flash Card, and the NEW Price is sooooo low that I cannot publish it. Contact me for pricing information on all Lexar Professional series cards.

Ok, and now the news:
Nikon's D100 "should" begin to ship very soon, possibly by the time you read this. Also, all of the information on the accessories related to the D100 will be released as of 07/01. We will officially be accepting orders for the D100 as of 07/01/02. D1H and D1X's are in stock as are most of the lenses and accessories...The new SB80DX and SB30 (under $100) flash units are here too! The SB80Dx is a big improvement for D-TTL flash photography using your D1H or D1X...Read more about these two units here:

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Nikon SB80DX
Nikon has also announced pricing for it's upcoming 3 new models in the Coolpix line-up...The Coolpix 5700, 4500 and 2000, should all be available in July.

The Nikon Coolpix 5700, billed as the new flagship model in the popular Coolpix line and the world's first digital camera with a 5.0 effective megapixel CCD and 8x Optical Zoom-Nikkor ED glass lens, will be listed with an MSRP of $1199.95. The 5700 will offer serious photographers advanced features including an Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) for through-the-lens viewing, Nikon's exclusive Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass for superior image quality and the ability to capture in a RAW data recording mode for ultimate image control.

The Nikon Coolpix 4500 will have an MSRP of $699.95, and offers a 4.0 effective megapixel CCD to capture superior quality images and a 4x Optical Zoom-Nikkor lens in a swivel lens body, with a combination of full manual control options and numerous automatic features.

The Nikon Coolpix 2000, Nikon's newest 2.0 effective megapixel digital camera designed for the novice photographer will have an MSRP of $249.95, and offers a 3x Optical Zoom-Nikkor lens. The 2000 also comes loaded with an automatic shooting mode and five programmed Scene modes to help take great pictures in any situation, Nikon's One-Touch Upload(TM) button which allows photos to be easily uploaded directly from the camera to a computer or the Web, and the interactive "Let's Get Started" Video CD program that takes users through the entire process of digital picture taking.

For all the specs, take a look at

Canon's D60 and EOS1D both remain sizzling hot.....Deliveries of these two cameras should begin to improve over the next 30 days.... Thanks for all of your patience, I know, I want yours NOW.... and we want you to have them immediately as well.... Hang in there. Canon's new GL-2 digital video camera, replacing the GL-1 is on it's way now....
Canon Cash Rebates are in effect through July, on many lenses and film bodies....

It's storm season...Be prepared with our Photo-Fax Camera Raincoats...Sized from short zooms to 600mm...Pricing as follows:
Sizes & Prices Short (200mm & under) $40 70-200, 80-200 & 300 f/4 $50 300 f/2.8 & 400 f/3.5 $55 400 f/2.8 $70 500 f/4 $75 600 f/4 $80.

Check out the Rain Coats, now with a clear LCD window:

Pocket Wizard.... I have ONE custom Cable left for the Pocket Wizard Remotes --NC2000/DCS420 cameras … So if you are still using your NC2000 or DCS420, call me.... They were custom made, and at the time sold for $199, I'd be happy to sell it at $50.

NEW PRODUCT---Save your Back and shoulders...We are stocking NEWSWEAR products...Free yourself from your camera bag...You can see the "Chest Vest" and the two pouches from Newswear here: The Chest Vest is $95 and in stock, as are the Small News Pouch $25 and Large News Pouch $30. Many photographers worldwide are using this unique comfortable way to carry your essential gear....

Thanks for reading Sports Shooter. Check back often for our specials in the Store.

(Jeff Snyder can be contacted at Penn Camera: 1-800-347-5770; AOL Instant Messenger: JeffPennCamera; Email:

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