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|| News Item: Posted 2005-12-22

Season's Greetings From Samy's Camera
By Louis Feldman

Photo by

Epson P4000
'Tis the season ...

I'd like to begin our final Sports Shooter Newsletter piece of the year by thanking everyone for a wonderful 2005 and hope that the holidays bring good cheer and many great surprises under the tree!

It has been a great sports year in Los Angeles. That is if you're a Trojans football fan. The Dodgers, Lakers, Angels, Clippers (THE surprise of the young NBA season so far), Kings and Anaheim ... ooops! ... Angels of Los Angeles ... all failed to win championships. But there was the one professional sports champion in LA-LA-Land ... the LA Galaxy!

So here is a wish for the New Year: "The Red Sox of The West" (AKA the Dodgers) and the Lakers (Kobe goes off for 62 against the Mavs as I write this!) win more than they lose in '06 ... and may all of you Sports Shooters out there get all of your frames sharp!

It maybe too late to get that hard-to-buy-for photographer in time for Christmas --- unless you drop into one of Samy's 5 stores before Saturday! But if you're like many of us, you do some of your shopping after the holiday rush and crowds, in other words you procrastinated!. So here are a few suggestions for gifts for loved ones, friends or you:

- Nikon's new D200 digital SLR is IN STOCK! At 10.04 million pixels, 5-fps, lightning fast shutter response and very reasonably priced, the D200 looks to be a great camera for both the professional photographer and the "weekend warrior". Give Samy's a call for more details on the D200 and up to date pricing info.

- Epson recently took their popular digital image viewer/storage device to another level with the new P4000. If your a photographer that is out in the field and want a way to move images off of your memory cards in a convenient and safe way WITHOUT having to fire up your laptop, the P4000 is what you need. With 80 gigs of storage space and a beautiful 3.8-inch viewing screen, the P4000 is the perfect accessory for the photographer on the go ... whether it's on the football sidelines or riding in an armored troop carries in the Middle East. Call us for pricing on both the new P4000 and the P2000 (40 gigs) for Sports Shooter readers.

- Ever get lost on assignment? You can add your own personal "never-lost" system in your own vehicle with a GPS from Magellan and Garmin The Roadmate 360 and 760 and the Garmin StreetPilot and Quest not only will guide you to your destination with an interactive map, but gives you voice prompt turn-by-turn directions. Want to find a place to eat? No problem because these GPS units all have nearly 2 million points of interests like businesses, banks, hotels, airports, gas stations, ATMs, restaurants and more stored.

- We all know that Nikon, Leica and Canon are leaders in the photography world ... but are you looking for something to go bird watching? Watch a ball game from the cheap seats (like the ones I have for the Rose Bowl game!)? Or check out The Stones from the back of the arena? Nikon, Leica and Canon are also the leaders in binoculars. Samy's carries a wide variety and all price ranges so give us a call for more information.

- Looking for a COOL shirt-pocket point & shoot camera? Nikon' has a rebate on their ultra slim Coolpix S3. This camera sports 3x optical zoom featuring a lens with Nikon's famous ED glass (35-105mm equivalent on 35mm) and a 6.0 effective megapixel chip. The S3 has 12 megs on on-board memory and also takes SD memory cards.

- Samy's is an authorized dealer of Think Tank Photo products. The Airport Addicted. Chimp Cage. Speed Freak. Whip It Out. Bazooka Case. Pixel Pocket Rocket. We have it all! (Who thinks up these names?) These products are wildly popular and if you've been to any NFL or college football game this season just about anywhere in the country, you'll see Sports Shooters sporting Think Tank. Designed by photographers for photographers, the pouches and backpack are made with the best materials available and designed with speed and accessibility in mind. Give us a call for current pricing information.

Photo printers from Epson and Canon. Mini DV cameras. Grip gear and remote gear (Pocket Wizards, clamps and "Magic Arms"). iPods and all things Mac. Holga. Lensbaby. Hoodman. Memory cards from SanDisk and Lexar. Check with us on all of these products before shopping anywhere else.

I would be remiss if I didn't thank all of the great guys at Sports Shooter: Brad, Grover, Burf, Joe and The Big Kahuna Bert. It is a wonderful community they have developed for all of us ... Happy Holidays from Samy's Camera!

(Contact Samy's Camera in Los Angeles by calling (323) 938-2420 and ask for an industrial sales representative. Also check out Samy's Specials on or Samy's web site at:

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