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|| News Item: Posted 2006-04-28

LA is Clipper Land. Samy's Early Spring Specials
By Louis Feldman

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The Multimax transceiver
It's last April and an LA NBA team is up 2 - 0 in the first round … Lakers on its way to another title? Nope it's the LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS!

And this news just in … Clipper GM Elgin Baylor was just named the NBA's Executive of the Year. Wasn't it just a few years ago that Baylor … and the ("Paper") Clips were the joke of the league?

Sam Cassell, Cutino Mobley, Chris Kaman and MY CHOICE for the NBA MVP Elton Brand make up a team that … dare we say? … even a diehard Laker fan (like me!) envies!

Well on to our monthly Sports Shooter Specials.

Samy's is your headquarters for Pocket Wizard products. The Multimax transceiver is a 32 channel unit featuring the most advanced digital radio triggering system available in the photographic market with integrated trigger time control software, true trigger confirmation and selective quad triggering only to mention a few. The true trigger confirmation feedback, up to 1600-feet away or more, without the need for signal repeaters or daisy-chained radios. Call Samy's for Sports Shooter pricing and to check for all of the often hard-to-find Pocket Wizard cords and accessories

Apple Computers this week showed off a 17-inch version of the MacBook Pro, the second model in their Intel-based notebook stable. MBP 17" includes a 2.16 GHz Intel Core Duo processor and is different than the 15-inch in that it ships with a FireWire 800 port (plus a FW 400), an 8x dual layer SuperDrive and 3 USB ports. For the photographer that is getting into video or wants that larger screen to make editing and color correction easier, the new 17" MBP maybe what you need. Call Samy's for current pricing and to reserve your MacBook Pro laptop!

Many still shooters have been inquiring about digital video cameras as more and more publications move to multi-media content for their web site. And Samy's carries the complete line of Canon and Sony DV cameras. If you're looking for a budget min-DV camera, the Optura 60 is a great choice and if you want something tiny to slip into that Domke bag or Think Tank Photo backpack, then maybe the Sony DCR-PC55 is the one for you. Or are you looking for something high-end? Check out the Sony DCR-VX2100 and the Canon XL2 ... Drop by the store and one of our digital video experts will give the lowdown on features and pricing that's right for you.

And speaking of Think Tank Photo ... YES Samy's Camera is the exclusive Southern California retailer of Think Tank Photo products, including the HOT Airport Security roller. The Airport Security is probably the most popular bag on the market today and Samy's has them in stock, so call to order yours today.

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Apple's 17-inch version of the MacBook Pro
Samy's Camera carries the Botte Vest, which I think is a perfect fit for those news and Sports Shooters out there looking for not just functional apparel that will carry your lenses, strobes, battery packs and other small pieces of gear ... but look STYLISH as well.

Designed by former NYPD detective Jon Botte (and a Leica aficionado!) and his brother Mike, the Botte Vest has a total of 11 pockets, eight that expand and are lined for soft fleece (how many times have you thrown a converter or lens in a pocket without a back cap???). The large external pockets feature unique leather flaps that are secured by Velcro (c) providing your gear with security and protection from the elements.

In addition to the leather flaps on the outside pockets, leather appointments have been placed on the shoulders, neck and lower back of the vest for added protection and comfort.

Drop by our Fairfax store and check out this new, cool vest!

Remember that Samy's Camera is the largest photographic rental house in Southern California and we have stores in Los Angeles (Fairfax main store), Pasadena, Santa Barbara, Venice and Orange County.

And a final note: Samy's was happy to be a part of THE coolest Sports photography event of the year … Sports Shooter Academy II. It was great to meet those of you that participated in this educational and inspirational event.

(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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