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National Camera Exchange: New Retail Store Opening
National Camera Exchange, a leading specialty marketer of high-quality digital cameras and camcorders, binoculars, and photographic equipment, has announced the opening of their new store in Maple Grove, Minnesota (located in The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes at the intersections of I-694 and Hemlock Lane). This new store represents the opening of their sixth store in the Twin Cities market.

The company's new 7500 square foot retail location will carry a complete selection of digital cameras and camcorders, binoculars, frames, albums, and an extensive selection of photographic equipment. In addition, it will feature the latest digital kiosks from Agfa, allowing customers to create their own digital print orders on site.

Also of interest, the company offers a free two-hour class, an $80 value, for every digital camera or camcorder it sells. Last year, over 12,000 customers took advantage of these informative classes. The new location will feature an in-house classroom, where classes will be taught to local customers by expert instructors.

For more information, visit National Camera Exchange's website at: or call the Maple Grove store at:
(763) 425-1417.

Within the hundreds of new products we reported on in our June 2005 PMA issue, a few errors slipped by us. In our lens report, two captions were inadvertently swapped: The correct Sigma 18-200mm and the Tamron AF18-200mm appear below. We also received updated information on Tamron's SP AF11-18mm short zoom. The new estimated street price is $569. The phone number for Olympus America Inc. is (631) 844-5000, mentioned in our manufacturers listing. Finally, although the website address we provided in the manufacturers listing for Bogen Imaging Inc. works, the direct link is

Sigma 18-200mm

Tamron AF18-200mm