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|| News Item: Posted 2005-11-30

Penn Camera's Holiday Season News & Notes
By Jeff Snyder

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Penn Camera would like to wish everyone involved with the "community" a very healthy & happy holiday season. Penn Camera very much appreciates your business, and as a special THANK YOU, we are offering FREE shipping to all of the MEMBERS of for the month of December.

Get out your crayons, and start compiling your wish list... Here's some help -
For the beginner Digital Photographer in the family, here's the best deal out there: $699.95 Nikon D50 w/28-80 f3.5-5.6 Lens. Nikon's D50 Digital SLR Camera comes with FREE 512mb SD Card, FREE Admission to our D50 Class & Purchase an Epson PictureMate Express with the Camera & Receive a $150.00 Mail-In Rebate!!! How can you go wrong??

Nikon's new D200 & 18-200 Zoom should be shipping in the next few weeks, so if you're not on our list yet, contact me ASAP!

If you use Nikon's SB-800 & SB-600 Speedlights, your TTL Flash setups' just got easier! Nikon's NEW SU-800 Speedlight Commander is very exciting! It functions as a Wireless Commander for SB-R200, SB-800 and SB-600 Speedlights units, Supports the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) and compatible CLS cameras. Controls an unlimited number of Speedlights up to three groups. Offers 4 independent channels for competitive shooting environments. Provides wireless control up to 66 feet. Built-in AF Assist Illuminator for critical focus in low light situations.

Nikon CoolPix P1 - 8.0 Effective Megapixels: for stunning prints up to 16 x 20 inches and beyond. Built-In WiFi Connectivity: Using IEEE 802.11b and 802.11g technology, the COOLPIX P1 comes fully equipped for wireless communication either direct to PC or direct to printer. Wireless Image Transfer moves images from the camera to a wireless-equipped computer, PLUS MORE. FREE 256MB Memory Card & FREE PD-10 Wireless Print Adapter thru Xmas!

Think Tank Photo - We've been working with Doug & Mike at Think Tank since day one, and have to give them both a big high five for designing some of the most photographer intuitive ways to carry your gear. From the Speed Demon waist pack to the Airport Addicted Backpack, plus all of the pouches in between, there's a Think Tank system for you! The entire Think Tank line is in stock, and ready to be shipped in plenty of time for Xmas (or this weekends big game!)

Pentax Optio WPi - The PENTAX Optio WPI is all about lifeproof digital and high resolution images. With 6.0 megapixels and a large monitor, this waterproof digital goes just about anywhere life takes you - including 5 feet underwater for up to 30 minutes. Capture stunning on land or see images with the quick start-up, 3X zoom and an ultra-fast 9-point Autofocus that track and keeps your subjects sharp. FREE 256mb Card thru Xmas!

Canon's EOS5D offers advanced photographers a lightweight, robust digital SLR that uses Canon's superlative EF lenses without a conversion factor. Its full-frame 12.8 Megapixel CMOS sensor combines with Canon's DIGIC II Image Processor, a high-precision 9-point AF system with 6 assist points, and "Picture Style" color control to deliver images of superior quality with enough resolution for any application. With its wide-angle capabilities, 2.5 inch LCD and magnesium-alloy body, the 5D is the perfect addition to the Digital EOS line.

Lexar's new high speed FireWire & USB 2.0 Readers have arrived! These are stackable units that allow up to 4 simultaneous cards to be ingested at once. The Lexar CompactFlash Reader (and reader) is the world's easiest data transfer device. Take your music, photos or presentations to and from any computer with an available USB or Firewire port and watch the LED status indicator while your files are being moved. No drivers are required for most operating systems, so the CompactFlash Reader can do the job wherever you are.

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Of course memory cards is all sizes and shapes from Lexar and Sandisk are in stock.. Apple's iPods are in stock....whether it's a Nano or 60gb iPod Photo, we have then in stock, along with all of the accessories!

Apple's new APERTURE software should be arriving very soon. If you're not already on our list for Aperture, call me ASAP! If you haven't seen or read about Aperture and what it will do for you, take a look here:

Storage? What should you do with your files that are clogging up your hard drive?? Lacie's 100gb Mobile Hard Drive designed by F.A Porsche is in stock to save you! USB 2.0 & FireWire compatible...

Like to play...with your images? Try out Wacom's Intuos 3 6x8 Tablet - Intuos professional pen tablets make it easy to quickly and professionally edit photos and create digital artwork by turning on the full power of AdobeR PhotoshopR and over 100 other leading software applications. Intuos3 tablets put ExpressKeysT and Touch Strips right at your fingertips for convenient keyboard shortcuts, scrolling, zooming, brush size control, and more.

Stocking stuffers or one for each of the eight nights of Hanukkah ... "The Speed of Light DVD" by Joe McNally & Nikon, Apple's Aperture, Adobe PhotoShop CS2 upgrades, Adobe PhotoShop Elements, PhotoMechanic, Capture One from Phase One, Lexar's Image Rescue, Nikon Capture, and Noise Ninja... All are great stocking stuffers!

Once again, Have a really terrific holiday season!! If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact us anytime.

(Jeff Snyder can be contacted at Penn Camera at: 1-800-347-5770 or FAX 301-210-7370; Email:; AOL Instant Messenger: JeffPennCamera. On the web:

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