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|| News Item: Posted 2003-05-31

Start Your Engines! Summer Specials from Roberts
By Jody Grober

Greeting to one and all from Indy.

Exciting news from Nikon … our newest D-1X bodies will come with the buffer upgrade and Capture included at our usual great pricing.

The Canon 17-40 is in ample supply …1D and 1DS bodies are flowing well. We have the PhaseOne SDSL software in stock.

I have found some Versa-Flex custom cases in the basement that I am blowing out:
1 - 6 compartment case for 6 Elinchrom 1000s or the like: was $599 sale $349
1 - PC1129.17 2 pack Speedo case: was $499 sale $324
1 - SLC 18 Speedo tube case: was $399 sale 225
24 - refillable sandbags: $22.00 each
10- 1417.06E multipurpose cases: was $299 super sale: $175

The next 10 customers to purchase a Digital Camera Battery and cable can purchase the case at half price.

Lexar has announced:
Attention Nikon D1x & D1h users:

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Lexar has recently identified a rare compatibility issue between some of our 32x and 40x Professional Series CompactFlash cards and Nikon D1x & D1h cameras. Under certain conditions, the cards can become corrupted resulting in a standard "CHA" error message on the camera's LCD display. The affected cards can be identified by the card's serial number located at the bottom edge of the card opposite the connector. Cards with a serial number ending with the last 4 characters of 4D8D or 6DB4 should be updated with the latest firmware.

The CompactFlash cards affected are:
40x 256 MB
40x 512 MB
32x 1 GB

If an error occurs, Lexar Media Image Rescue software - that was provided with the card at time of purchase - can be used to recover most images captured prior to the error and reformat the card.

A firmware update is available for the cards that addresses this issue, and recommends that all Nikon D1x & D1h users contact Lexar Pro Tech support at 510-413-1233 for details on returning the cards for a free firmware update. This update pertains only to cards being used in the Nikon D1x & D1h cameras.

If the last 4 characters of the serial number are OE1B, no action is required since these cards already contain the updated firmware.
My Lexar Sports Shooter Specials for the month are:
256/40 - $ 85.00
512/40 - $169.00
1Gb/32- $265.00
2Gb/40- $579.00

I have a few Colorvision Spyder Suites with PhotoCal and Profiler Plus on sale for $399.00. A great value for calibrating your monitor and proofer.

Tamron has announced a new 28-75/2.8 for about $349.00 expected to ship in June.

Tokina rebates have been extended through the end of June on their super sharp and well built pro lenses. The 300/2.8 will be only $2299.00 after the rebate and the 80-200/2.8 will be only $639.00 after the rebate.

Thanks to everyone for your continued support and let's get out there and have some fun.

(Roberts Distributors is located in Indianapolis, IN. Jonathan "Jody" Grober can be emailed at: To place an order, call: 1-800-726-5544. You can check out Roberts' on-line product catalog at:

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