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|| News Item: Posted 2002-10-01

Sports Shooter News & Notes
By Sports Shooter staff

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The new AquaTech Sports Shields will fit a camera with a wide angle lens and a flash.
• New Rain Cover from Aquatech.
AquaTech has announced the release of our new range of Sports Shields for wide angle lenses.

In addition to our current line of Sports Shields, we are pleased to offer a new range to accommodate the following Lenses:

Canon: Nikon:
16-35mm f2.8 7-35mm f2.8
17-35mm f2.8 28-70mm f2.8
28-70mm f2.8

These new AquaTech Sports Shields have been designed to provide a watertight seal around your lens hood and feature the Flash Capability similar to our SS-200 range of Sports Shields.

This new range of Sports Shields has all the Features, Durability and Dependability of our current line of Sports Shields and can be used with most professional film and digital camera bodies from Canon and Nikon.

For more details and specifications, please visit Aquatech's website at:

For ordering and further product and pricing information please contact:
In the USA, Roberts Distributors, 1-800-726 5544 or via the web at

For further information, go to Aquatech's website:

• New From Hoodman:

New to Hoodman's line up of tools designed specifically for the Nikon D-1 is the New D-1 Hoodmag. The Hoodmag provides up to 2X view of the LCD and slips right into the soft bellows of the D-1 Hood.

Also new is the new D-1 Hood slips over the ears of your Hoodcap and snugly stays in place. D1 hood is a soft rubber hood with bellows which collapse onto themselves when you need to look through your viewfinder. D1-hood springs back into place providing glare free LCD screen viewing when you move your eye away from your viewfinder.

You can check out these and all of the goodies at Hoodman at the company's website at:

• Workshop & Luau Update:

After a flurry of sign ups from Western Kentucky University last week over 240 people are now registered and confirmed for the upcoming Sports Shooter Workshop & Luau 2002 Nov 1 - 2.

The Workshop & Luau 2002 will be held at the Manhattan Beach Marriott Hotel and features keynote speakers Peter Read Miller and Robert Beck from Sports Illustrated and Wally Skalij from the Los Angeles Times. Breakout sessions include Location Lighting, the Business of Photography, Shooting Prep Sports, Digital Work Flow, Tips & Tricks and Remotes 101.

Workshop & Luau director/program chair Bert Hanashiro has also announced that participants will be able to enter a mail-in contest and that the judging will be held in an open session chaired by the Seattle Times' Barry Wong Saturday Nov. 2.

Photo by John Leyba/Denver Post

Photo by John Leyba/Denver Post

USA Today staffer Jack Gruber (sporting the VERY stylish Sports Shooter bucket hat at a recent 49er game) will be speaking about covering the Olympics along with Dave Black at the Workshop & Luau in November.
The contest will be broken down into divisions for "working pros" and for students. The contest categories will be sports and "other" (anything non-sports related). Prizes will be given to the winners of the contest. Judges for the contest will be Robert Seale from The Sporting News, Jim McNay from Brooks Institute of Photography and Rod Mar from the Seattle Times.

Hanashiro also announced that Samy's Cameras of Los Angeles will be sponsoring a hospitality room during the two-day Workshop & Luau.

Principal workshop sponsor Nikon was also announced they will be providing free clean and checks of equipment for registered workshop participants.

Other members of the Workshop & Luau faculty and staff include: Trent Nelson (Salt Lake Tribune), Mark J. Terrill (AP), Ronal Taniwaki (Nikon Professional Services), Rick Rickman (Southern California freelance), Dave Black (Colorado freelance), Jack Gruber (USA Today), Brad Mangin (Sports Shooter; Bay Area freelance), Andy Hayt (Southern California freelance; NBA Photos), Robbin Goddard (LA Times), Karen Warren (Houston Chronicle), Kevin Sullivan (Orange County Register), Brad Shirakawa (Evergreen Valley College), Myung J. Chun (LA Times), Dan MacMedan (LA freelance), Joe Gosen (Brooks) and Grover Sanschagrin (

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