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“Roberts Camera” A Legacy In Indiana

Roberts Downtown indy StoreSince 1957, Roberts Camera has become a premiere source for photo, video and electronics equipment.  Their group of professionals; many of them have been here for more than fifteen years, are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the photography industry and their customers.

For two generations, Roberts Camera continues to be family owned and operated. They have two retail stores in the Indianapolis area;  Downtown Indianapolis location and their newer Carmel store.  If you are ever in Indiana, please make time to visit the excellent staff at Roberts Camera and be sure to pick up a few Lens Bands while you’re at it.

Downtown Store

255 S Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46225
317-636-5544
1-800-726-5544

  • Mon 9:00 – 5:30
  • Tues 9:00 – 5:30
  • Wed 9:00 – 5:30
  • Thur 9:00 – 6:30
  • Fri 9:00 – 5:30
  • Sat 9:00 – 4:30
  • Sun – Closed

North Store

12761 Old Meridian
Carmel, IN 46032
317-818-9800

  • Mon 10:00 – 7:00
  • Tues 10:00 – 7:00
  • Wed 10:00 – 7:00
  • Thur 10:00 – 7:00
  • Fri 10:00 – 7:00
  • Sat 10:00 – 5:00
  • Sun 12:00 – 5:00

Lens Band in Soho at K&M Camera

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We are excited to welcome K&M Camera. From the early days, K&M has been dedicated to excellent customer service, and it shows. Even if you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for, their sales staff will guide you through the options and make sure you get the item that’s right for you. Everything from traditional photo paper and chemistry, to large format digital printing, all the way to professional equipment rentals; and now Lens Bands, K&M has got you covered!

K&M is also one of the largest Rental Houses in NYC. One look at their Pro Rental Department and you’ll know you’re in good hands. They offer Canon, Nikon, Hasselblad, Mamiya, Profoto, Apple, and many more high end photography brands. From the smallest jobs to the biggest, their knowledgeable rental staff is willing to answer all your questions and will always treat you with the respect you deserve. From the biggest professional to the person picking up a camera for the very first time; they will help you find what you’ve been missing.

The next time you’re taking a stroll through SoHo New York, make sure you stop by and check out their newly renovated showroom!!!

Address: 385-387 Broadway
New York, NY 10013
Cross Streets: Walker and White Street
Telephone: 212-523-0954
Fax: 646-224-8340
email: sales@kmcamera.com
Store Hours Mon-Fri 9am – 7pm
Sat 10am – 6pm
Sun Closed

 

Camera Land in Manhattan

Camera Land started out in 1957 as a small local photo shop has grown into one of the oldest & most knowledgeable Photo Specialty & Sports Optics stores in New York City.  Their Digital Imaging center is constantly expanding the offerings to consumers.  Joel at Camera Land was gracious enough to make Lens Band feel right at home in their Manhattan showroom.

If you are ever walking by the corner of Lexington and 52nd Street, please be sure to stop by and say hi to these guys.  When it comes to general photography both Neil and Scotty have the answers to all of your questions. Mark and Reggie are experts in every aspect of photography too. They know that the best camera for you is the one that suits your needs the best. With so many choices it gets overwhelming. They are there to assist you in narrowing down the field to the correct piece of equipment to fulfill your individual photographic criteria.

If it’s repairs you need then the best in Manhattan is Reggie. Camera Land offers repairs on most photographic equipment as well as binoculars. Our free estimates and expert work have been helping New Yorkers out of jams since 1957.  For more information about Camera Land, please visit them on the web http://cameralandny.com

Hey Lens Band Fans!

Wow! We’re overwhelmed at the number of emails we’ve received from #LensBandFans to show their support for our latest venture #Best Buy ! Thank you to everyone who expressed some major enthusiasm for their #LensBand. If you haven’t done so, yet,… Please show #LensBand some #LOVE and #vote for us on the #Best Buy Idea Box!!

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Press Release from Photo Life Blog

Edma Photo Marketing to distribute VidPro and Lens Band in Canada

Posted on May 3, 2012 by Guy
DIRECT LINK TO ARTICLE:  http://www.photolife.com/blog/?p=7453

Edma Photo Marketing introduces VidPro and Lens Band products to the Canadian marketplace.

VidPro has assembled a variety of portable LED lighting kits, complete with rechargeable batteries, chargers, most packaged in foam-padded cases. Units vary in light output and utilize a variety of power sources: AC, DC, rechargeable Lithium-ion and AA batteries. Their flexible power requirements and portability make them a popular choice for location photography and videography. In addition, VidPro provides an extensive assortment of lithium-ion digital camera and camcorder batteries, complete with a two-year warranty.

 

Lens Band is a unique silicone band designed with specific  elastic resistance to stop unwanted zoom creep in camera lenses. Zoom creep is the tendency for a lens to extend or collapse under its own weight when pointed upward or downward. Designed and assembled in the USA, one size fits all lenses and lens band is available in a variety of colours and patterns. Although lens band was specifically designed to stop zoom creep, many photographers have used it on hard to remove lens filters or simply to add a little personality to their lenses.

 

Additional information concerning VidPro and Lens Band products may be obtained by contacting info@edmamarketing.com

Canada is best known for…Lens Bands

If you googled “What is Canada best known for?”  You will find wiki-answers response “Canada is best known for their maple syrup, the Canadian goose, the beaver, having the most freshwater in the world, multiculturalism, free health care, etc.   It is also known for its beautiful sites, rivers, mountain sides, scenery and tourist attractions. Canada has a very clean environment and a very strong economy, and it is also a peaceful country.  It is known also for setting the record for the most gold medals won in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.”   By the 2nd quarter of 2012, wiki-answers can now add Lens Band to their list of what Canada is best known for.  With EDMA Photo Marketing in place to provide 300+ Photo Retail Stores throughout Canada, a proven solution to “Stop Zoom Creep,” Canadians can simply drive over to their neighborhood camera store and pick up a Lens Band the same day and save on time/shipping.

If you are a resident of Canada or simply just visiting, please support your local camera store and be sure to pick up a few Lens Bands while you are there.   Here is a list of camera stores in your area.

FLASH BANDS ON LOCATION

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Have you ever taken your photo-shoot on location to a concert or sporting event and had to mount several of your small flash speedlights to the railing of the bleachers, with hopes that the innocent bystander will know better than to try touching them, especially when curious children are nearby.

Flash Band is a simple solution to these common annoyances.  Comprised of a stretchable silicone band sized specifically to fit all small flashes. The Flash Band boldly warns others “Do Not Touch” causing the curious “lookie-loo”  to stay away.  Flash Band is more than a one trick pony.  It has space for you to write your name , making it easy to identifying your flashes.  They are also perfect for holding on gobos and lighting gels.

Dealers in Europe

We want to welcome the following dealers to our Lens Band family.

Please support your local camera stores:

IN GERMANY:

Enjoyyourcamera
Owner Ingo Quendler
Stephanusstr. 23
D-30449 Hannover
Germany
T +49 (0) 511 2002 90 97
F +49 (0) 511 2002 90 91
shop@enjoyyourcamera.com

IN NETHERLANDS:

Vestigingen

IN STORES NOW

Ringfoto Focus Den Haag
Thomsonlaan 96
2565 JE Den Haag
070-3638398

Ringfoto Focus Voorburg

Koningin Julianaplein 10
2274 JD Voorburg
070-3863519

http://www.cameracompleet.nl

 

IN SWEDEN:

Telefon / Epost

Telefontid: Vardagar 8.00 – 16.00 (lunchstängt 12.00-12.30)
Kundtjänst: 08 – 559 22 802

http://kaffebrus.com/

IN UNITED KINGDOM:

PhotoStore

http://www.photostore-uk.com/

Just Limited

http://www.cameraclean.co.uk

Beating Gravity in Photolife Magazine

I want to give a special thanks to Guy Langevin and the Staff at Photolife.com for taking the time to share the wonderful benefits of Lens Band in their May 2012 issue on page 55.  If you want to stay current on the latest gear, tips and technology, you must subscribe today: http://www.photolife.com/subscribe.php or pick up this issue at your local newsstand.

IT’S FUN TO STOP ZOOM CREEP

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It’s never been more fun to stop zoom creep.  Take a look at our latest addition to the Lens Band line up.  Our printed Lens Band simply add personality and character to your zoom lens, while remaining functional by stopping lens creep.   Much like our original Lens Bands, these are also designed as a one size fits all solution for all lenses.

Here is a list of lenses currently using Lens Band:

CANON:
Canon 100mm, Canon 10-22mm, Canon 15-85mm, Canon 16-35mm, Canon 17-35mm, Canon 17-40mm, Canon 17-55mm, Canon 17-85mm, Canon 18-135mm, Canon 18-200mm, Canon 18-55mm, Canon 20-35mm, Canon 22-55mm, Canon 24-105mm, Canon 24-70mm, Canon 24-85mm, Canon 28-105mm, Canon 28-135mm, Canon 28-200mm, Canon 28-300mm, Canon 28-70mm, Canon 28-80mm, Canon 28-90mm, Canon 35-135mm, Canon 35-350mm, Canon 35-70mm, Canon 35-80mm, Canon 38-76mm, Canon 50-200mm, Canon 55-200mm, Canon 55-250mm, Canon 70-200mm, Canon 70-210mm, Canon 70-300mm, Canon 75-300mm, Canon 80-200mm, Canon 90-300mm, Canon 100-300mm, Canon 100-400mm

COSINA:
Cosina 100-300mm

HASSELBLAD:
Hasselblad 35-90mm, Hasselblad 50-110mm

LUMIX & LEICA:
Lumix 14-140mm, Lumix 45-200mm, Leica 14-150mm

MINOLTA:
Minolta 100-300mm, Minolta 100-400mm, Minolta 75-200mm

NIKON:
1 Nikkor 10-100mm, Nikon 105mm, Nikon 10-24mm, Nikon 12-24mm, Nikon 14-24mm, Nikon 16-35mm, Nikon 16-85mm, Nikon 17-35mm, Nikon 17-55mm, Nikon 18-105mm, Nikon 18-135mm, Nikon 18-200mm, Nikon 18-35mm, Nikon 18-55mm, Nikon 18-70mm, Nikon 20-35mm, Nikon 24-120mm, Nikon 24-50mm, Nikon 24-70mm, Nikon 24-85mm, Nikon 25-50mm, Nikon 28-100mm, Nikon 28-105mm, Nikon 28-200mm, Nikon 28-300mm, Nikon 28-70mm, Nikon 28-80mm, Nikon 28-85mm, Nikon 35-105mm, Nikon 35-135mm, Nikon 35-200mm, Nikon 35-70mm, Nikon 50-135mm, Nikon 55-200mm, Nikon 55-300mm, Nikon 70-180mm, Nikon 70-200mm, Nikon 70-210mm, Nikon 70-300mm, Nikon 75-300mm, Nikon 80-200mm, Nikon 80-400mm, Nikon 200-400mm

OLYMPUS:
Olympus 7-14mm, Olympus 11-22mm, Olympus 14-54mm, Olympus 18-180mm, Olympus 35-100mm, Olympus 40-150mm, Olympus 50-200mm, Olympus 75-300mm, Olympus 90-250mm

PENTAX:
Pentax 10-17mm, Pentax 12-24mm, Pentax 16-45mm, Pentax 16-50mm, Pentax 17-70mm, Pentax 18-135mm, Pentax 18-250mm, Pentax 18-55mm, Pentax 24-50mm, Pentax 28-70mm, Pentax 28-80mm, Pentax 28-200mm, Pentax 35-105mm, Pentax 35-70mm, Pentax 50-135mm, Pentax 50-200mm, Pentax 55-300mm, Pentax 70-210mm, Pentax 75-300mm, Pentax 80-200mm, Pentax 80-320mm, Pentax 100-300mm

SIGMA:

Sigma 105mm, Sigma 10-20mm, Sigma 12-24mm, Sigma 15-30mm, Sigma 17-35mm, Sigma 17-50mm, Sigma 17-70mm, Sigma 18-125mm, Sigma 18-200mm, Sigma 18-250mm, Sigma 18-50mm, Sigma 20-40mm, Sigma 24-135mm, Sigma 24-60mm, Sigma 24-70mm, Sigma 28-200mm, Sigma 28-300mm, Sigma 28-70mm, Sigma 50-150mm, Sigma 50-500mm, Sigma 55-200mm, Sigma 70-200mm, Sigma 70-300mm, Sigma 100-300mm, Sigma 120-300mm, Sigma 120-400mm, Sigma 135-400mm, Sigma 150-500mm, Sigma 170-500mm, Sigma 300-800mm, Sigma 600mm

SONY:
Sony 11-18mm, Sony 16-80mm, Sony 16-105mm, Sony 18-200mm, Sony 18-250mm, Sony 18-55mm, Sony 18-70mm, Sony 24-105mm, Sony 28-75mm, Sony 55-200mm, Sony 70-200mm, Sony 70-300mm, Sony 70-400mm, Sony 75-300mm

TAMRON,:
Tamron 10-24mm, Tamron 11-18mm, Tamron 17-35mm, Tamron 17-50mm, Tamron 18-200mm, Tamron 18-250mm, Tamron 18-270mm, Tamron 24-135mm, Tamron 28-200mm, Tamron 28-300mm, Tamron 28-70mm, Tamron 28-75mm, Tamron 28-80mm, Tamron 55-200mm, Tamron 70-200mm, Tamron 70-300mm, Tamron 75-300mm, Tamron 200-400mm, Tamron 200-500mm, Tamron 90mm

TOKINA:
Tokina 10-17mm, Tokina 11-16mm, Tokina 12-24mm, Tokina 16-28mm, Tokina 16-50mm, Tokina 19-35mm, Tokina 20-35mm, Tokina 28-70mm, Tokina 28-80mm, Tokina 35-300mm, Tokina 50-135mm, Tokina 60-300mm, Tokina 70-210mm, Tokina 80-200mm, Tokina 80-400mm

VIVITAR:
Vivitar 105mm, Vivitar 19-35mm, Vivitar 100-300mm, Vivitar 100-400mm, Vivitar 28-105mm, Vivitar 28-210mm, Vivitar 28-300mm, Vivitar 28-80mm, Vivitar 650-1300mm, Vivitar 70-300mm, Vivitar 75-205mm

ZEISS:
Zeiss 16-35mm, Zeiss 16-80mm, Zeiss 24-70mm

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