COBA June 2006 Meeting

The June 2006 meeting of the Camera Owners of the Bay Area (COBA) user group will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 in Cordura Hall 100 at Stanford University from 7:30-10:00 pm.

Location Reminder

Last month, we held our meeting in our new home for the next several months:

Cordura Hall 100
210 Panama Street
Stanford, CA 94309

Cordura Hall is on the corner of Campus Drive and Panama Street. Park in the lot across the street. Cordura 100 is next to the courtyard between Ventura Hall and Cordura Hall.

On Google Maps, the building is just north of the little icon it displays for the address (in satellite or hybrid mode).

Infrant and ReadyNAS NV Promotion

Infrant has been busy the past year since holding the ReadyNAS 600 promotion with COBA members!

Sam Feng of Infrant will be demonstrating the ReadyNAS NV, the latest addition to the award-winning ReadyNAS family. “Network attached storage (NAS) devices enable advanced home and business users to easily share large amounts of data in a cost-effective and power-efficient manner.”

If you’re looking to store tons of data in your home or office, check out the NV:

  • X-RAID Automatic Volume Expansion
  • Standard RAID levels 0, 1, and 5
  • Real Hotswap
  • Lockable disk trays
  • Backup button
  • Environmentally Friendly Chassis Design
  • Power efficient

This month, we’re partnering with one of Infrant’s distributors to get COBA members a great price on the NV in the following configurations:

  • Barebones (no hard drives)
  • 1.6TB XRAID
  • 1TB RAID5
  • 2TB RAID5
  • 500GB XRAID
  • 800GB XRAID

If you missed out on the 600 promotion last year, you’ll not want to miss this one! Pricing and additional details at the meeting!

Canon Printer and Product Updates

Jim Rose from Canon will be on hand to demonstrate Canon’s new lineup of professional quality PIXMA Pro series printers.

“A new series of A3+ professional-quality inkjet printers, PIXMA Pro offers users a choice: the Pro9500, using a 10-colour ink system featuring new formulation ‘LUCIA’ pigment ink, meets the most exacting commercial photographic requirements and delivers high quality, durable colour and monochrome output; the Pro9000 employs 8-colour dye inks and is suitable for general printing, especially high quality gloss photographs. PIXMA Pro printers leverage core Canon technologies — including FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) print heads – and benefit from the company’s experience in both consumer and professional print and capture markets. As a professional-quality range, new PIXMA Pro complements Canon’s EOS series of D-SLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) cameras and broadens the PIXMA line up.”

Jim will also be showing off some of the new lenses announced by Canon, including the 85/1.2L Mark II and the 17-55/2.8 EF-S.

Sensor Cleaning

Has your sensor been overrun by dust bunnies? Come to the meeting to get your sensor cleaned! We will have products such as the Sensor Swab, Sensor Brush, SpeckGrabber, and more at the meeting. If you have any of these additional sensor cleaning products, bring them to the meeting!

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