Happy Easter! Happy Earth Day! Happy Passover! (And Other Random Thoughts!)

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(Article by Fred Bonilla - Nikon D5100 photo courtesy of Nikon USA) We at CWS wish all of you a very Happy Easter & Happy Passover (Earth Day, too!) and hope your holiday weekend is a pleasant & cheerful one. We'll be open with normal business hours both Good Friday & Saturday; We'll be closed Easter Sunday! Among the new arrivals for your buying pleasure is the new Nikon D5100! An update of the popular D5000, the D5100 offers some impressive features for it's $899.95 price, among them being...
  • DX-format 16.2-megapixel CMOS sensor
  • EXPEED 2 image processor
  • ISO range:100 to 6,400 (Can be raised to ISO 25,600 at Hi 2 -WOW!)
  • Records full HD 1080p clips at 24/25/30fps (includes autofocus in video mode)
  • Swiveling 3-inch Vari-angle LCD monitor (921k-dot resolution)
  • 11-point AF system
  • Continuous shooting at 4fps
  • GPS compatible with optional unit
  • 10% lighter than the D5000
We've got some to show you (and sell) along with the new Canon T3 and new PowerShots, plus new cool cameras from Casio, Sony & Olympus and new lenses from Sigma. We're looking forward to see you this weekend. This week also gave us some sobering news from Japan, and Scott Bourne in his blog (Photofocus) has written a heartfelt article on how the events in Japan have effected the photographic world : http://bit.ly/fudvhh . And this week brought us the sad news that 2 of the best photojournalists working today were killed as they were covering events in Libya. One of them (Tim Hetherington) was so well regarded in his home town of Brooklyn, N.Y. that the flags were ordered to fly in half staff upon word of his passing.  Here's a link with more information on the passing of Tim Hetherington & Chris Hondros from photographer Vincent Laforet: http://tinyurl.com/3wp29fk As we gather together to celebrate your respective holiday, let let us remember those protecting us overseas and at home, unable to enjoy a meal with their loved ones, and those who are risking their lives covering these events abroad. A happy weekend to all, and we hope to see you soon!

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