Friday, September 22, 2006

Nikon D80 its here, Big day today just received the first D80 kit with 18 to 135 lens. As a bonus also a 18 to 200 VR that has been on back order for 4 months. Will have to take some time to test and play. Bill

DPreview link This is now a review and highly recommended by Phil 09/23

Pentax W20 is now here. The W20 is the latest Pentax water proof camera. These cameras have been one of our most popular cameras in the last few years. They just keep getting better. Bill

Pentax W20 link

Thursday, September 21, 2006

One of the most exciting things Sandy and I found at the recent buying show was Crumpler Bags Not just the bags but their display and the people were great. We are planning to order these bags and thought you may like to check out their web site, the craziest I have ever seen, and tell us what is your favorite bag so we will know what to stock. These bags make great camera bags but can be used also in so many ways. Please let us know which is your favorite bag. This is something to check out, have fun and turn up the sound. Bill

Crumpler link

Monday, September 18, 2006

Foto Source, Contact Photo Arts is a member and share holder in Foto Source. We are linked with 221 other stores from coast to coast in Canada. Sandy and I just attended our annual general meeting and buying show this year held in Ottawa. We have lots of new ideas and will be bring in many new exciting products. Foto Source has a new web site with a photo contest, here is a link. Bill
Foto Source

Foto Source relaunches website; offers Foto ContestFoto Source, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, launches its redesigned website with easier to use navigation and increased information to benefit their customers, says the company. The redesigned site offers a three in one locator that allows consumers to find their nearest Foto Source retailer, and also locate stores that provide specific services and carry brands of interest. When consumers locate their nearest Foto Source store location, they are taken to that store's individual website. Consumers who sign up online can receive various additional benefits. "By creating a single profile, consumers can enter a photo contest, subscribe to photo newsletters, and upload their digital images to order prints online,"added Matt Bondy, president, Interprise Software, who created the new site. With the website launch, Foto Source also offers consumers an opportunity to win Nikon digital cameras in the "What I did on My Summer Vacation FotoContest." Consumers decide which of their summer vacation photos they want to share, go to, click, and enter. Prizes include five Nikon digital cameras, including the newly introduced Coolpix S7c as the grand prize. The contest closes Oct. 31. Foto Source currently has 221 individual store websites for its brick-and-mortar stores in all provinces and territories across Canada.