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|| News Item: Posted 2006-03-02

Neither Cold, Nor Snow, Nor Rain and Slush Can Prevent These Penn Camera Specials
By Jeff Snyder

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Nikon D200
Despite the cold, snow, rain and slush in Detroit for Super Bowl XL, it turned out to be a great weekend. So many of you came by the trailer to say hi and to take advantage of my many SB XL specials, and to see Think Tank Photo's new Airport Security rolling case. The Airport Security has been getting RAVE REVIEWS, they are in stock now for immediate delivery to you ... Call me.

EVERYTHING THINK TANK is in stock now ...get geared up for spring training and baseball's opening day!

Here's what's new on the horizon … MUCH more to follow after the PMA show in Orlando this week ... Stay tuned!

Nikon's D200 remains to be HOT, red HOT sizzling...In all of my twenty something years in this business I cannot remember a new camera creating such a buzz, and in incredible demand. The D200's and the new 18-200 Zoom have been trickling in. To all of you that are on our "list" thanks so much for all of your patience. We're doing the best we can to fulfill all of your orders. The $500 Rebate on the D2X Body is still in effect through March 31st, 2006.

Nikon has announced a whole new line-up of CoolPix digital cameras (and they are just that too, COOL!) as well as "The World's first macro lens featuring Nikon's exclusive Silent Wave Motor and Vibration Reduction Designed for close-up and macro photography; versatile for all photographic situations" The 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor should be available soon...

Canon has announced the new EOS30D. The EOS 30D incorporates a host of new features with Canon's highly acclaimed 8.2 mega-pixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC II Image Processor. The EOS 30D includes enhanced operational features such as a new 2.5-inch LCD monitor, true spot metering, a durable new shutter mechanism and Canon's Picture Style feature, all in a sturdy, magnesium-clad body.

Also from Canon, the following new & exciting products
• 17-55 f2.8 EFS Zoom
• 85mm f1.2 II EF/L
• A new line up of PowerShot cameras
• A very exciting line up of new Pixma Pro Printers, a 10-colour ink system featuring new formulation LUCIA pigment ink, meets the most exacting commercial photographic requirements and delivers high quality, durable color and monochrome output.

LEXAR has begun delivery of their new 133X memory cards...and both Lexar and SanDisk have reduced prices in the past few weeks. If you‚re in the market for memory cards, remember to always check with me 1st!

Our new "Cool" product of the month-
The SOLIO - The Solio is a portable, renewable power source that draws energy from sunlight, storing it in an internal battery and using it to charge virtually all mobile electronic devices. So imagine you're on the train, or in a plane, or just driving around town to your next assignment, you'll be able to charge your cell phone, iPod, PDA, GPS or Digital Camera via solar energy. SOLIO is in stock now and only $79

NEW from OverXposed, the 1/2 Red Riser...allows you to get even closer to the ground with your camera mounted on the OverXposed floor plate. We stock the entire line from OverXposed...

NEW - The McClamp ...This is a great lightweight clamp to hold objects for still life and macro photography. A Holding clamp with two surfaces: Firm plastic outside jaws for a strong hold and inner neoprene jaws that will not damage delicate subjects. 26‰ flexible articulated arm moves to any position and remains stiff. New patent pending stiffer Flexible arm makes it the only product of its kind capable of holding a 12‰ reflector. Includes nylon carrying bag to protect camera and lenses in your camera pack. The design is compact and lays flat in your camera bag and has a loop for outside attachment. $39.95 ea, In Stock!

We have some "DEMO" Apple products available at a great savings to you. These have been used here in our offices very lightly and are in perfect working condition. These are less than 3 months old. The following are available on a 1st come 1st served basis:

PowerBook G4
15.2-inch TFT Display
2GB PC2-4200 DDR2 - 2x1GB SO-DIMMs
80GB Ultra ATA drive @ 5400 rpm
SuperDrive DL (DVD+RW/CD-RW)
AirPort Extreme Card & Bluetooth
Backlit Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
2.3GHz Dual-core PowerPC G5
2GB 533 DDR2 Non ECC SDRAM- 2x1GB
250GB Serial ATA - 7200rpm
NVIDIA GeForce 6600 256MB SDRAM
16x SuperDrive DL (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Apple Keyboard & Mighty Mouse - U.S. English
Mac OS X - U.S. English

Apple Aperture Seminar with Vince Laforet:
We're very happy to be hosting co-sponsoring Apple's Aperture in Depth seminar here in Washington, DC on March 28th. Vince will be talking about his experiences with Apple's Aperture software and how well it worked for him while shooting images under intense conditions. For more info and to register (It's FREE) click here:

(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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