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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Nikon provides additional aid to the victims of earthquake in the Major Earthquake in Northeastern Japan

March 25, 2011 Nikon Corporation (President: Makoto Kimura, Tokyo) has decided to donate 1,000 units of its compact digital camera and SD memory card to extend support to the affected area of the Major Earthquake in Northeastern Japan on March 11. We already have executed support of 100 million yen donation as per our announcement of March 14. To extend further support, the imaging equipment will be offered to record the disastrous situations and help restoration from the disaster. The donees will be the public organizations such as the municipal offices in the area, and we are already in talk with the municipal offices such as Natori City, Miyagi prefecture. Nikon Vision Co., Ltd. (President: Masaaki Okajima, Tokyo), subsidiary of Nikon Corporation, will also donate 200 units of its binoculars to support various restoring activities in the damaged area. The donees will also be the public organizations. The Nikon Group would express our profound sympathy and heartfelt concern to those individuals and families suffering from the disaster and sincerely hope for safety and swift recovery of the people and areas.

Canon U.S.A. Update on Import of Products from Japan

The following is the latest statement from Canon regarding their status on imports from Japan post-disaster:

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 24, 2011 - We continue to monitor and analyze the recovery and rebuilding efforts in the areas impacted by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. We are carefully assessing the situation, and its impact on production and operations. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that it is carefully monitoring and assessing the potential for radiological contamination. It is using several types of radiation detection equipment in air and sea ports, mail facilities, and elsewhere to scan cargo. CBP notes that it uses radiation equipment and operational protocols to resolve any safety risks. More information is available at We will post updates regarding safety, recovery and rebuilding efforts, as necessary. We thank everyone for their continued concern and support.

New BlackRapid Photo Contest

Editors Note: this may not be the best titled contest, but possible the funniest ever but with $1000 prize and rapidstraps its worth a look

"GET YOUR STRAP ON" Photo Contest

Enter your best photos of your R-Strap for a chance to win $1,000!  That’s right, we’re holding a contest for the best lifestyle image of our R-Straps in action.
Here’s what we’re looking for in the image entries:
>>Any of our BlackRapid R-Straps on a person (preferably a photographer, like yourself maybe)
>>That person using the R-Strap (product) in action (real life scenarios/ outrageous/ exciting/ crazy/ totally a plus!!)
Submit your shots HERE.  Contest ends at midnight on April 17th.

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