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Deadline: 17th April 2011
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Japanese Tsunami appeal £22,000 worth of prizes

wdcappeal Help the What Digital Camera/Amateur photographer Japanese Tsunami appeal. Over £22,000 worth of prizes to be won! Cameras, lenses, printers, accessories and a Charlie Waite picture in our phone-in appeal
The images in the news of the terrible damage and suffering inflicted on the Japanese people by the earthquake and tsunami have been shocking, terrifying and heartbreaking. As photographers we feel this tragedy particularly keenly because ours is a hobby, and an industry, that owes an overwhelming debt to Japanese ingenuity and technology. Almost all of the cameras we use today were either designed or built in Japan. Many of them, or the components inside them, were built in factories in the Sendai region, which has borne the brunt of the disaster. Some of the people involved in producing your camera are likely to have been victims in some way.

Thanks to the generosity of photographic distributors in the UK What Digital Camera and Amateur Photographer have collected equipment worth over £22,000 for a phone-in give away to raise money to help. We have a number of products and kits that you can win by calling or texting the premium rate numbers shown below. Each call or text will cost you around £1.55 (depending on your provider), and while calls will raise at least £1.10 texts may only raise 40p – due to differing operator charges. So please phone-in if you can.

Visit the What Digital Camera/Amateur photographer websites and call the number shown next to the packages you would like to win, and leave your name and contact details as well as the answer to the simple questions (a,b or c). Winners will be chosen at random after the closing date. Remember, the more calls you make and the more numbers you call the better the chance you have of winning.

 

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Sigma SD15 with 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM (x2)

Sony Alpha 55 DSLR with 18-55mm lens, plus a Lowepro Trekker 600 backpack and Giottos Vitruvian tripod

White Pentax K-r DSLR with 18-55mm lens, plus a Vanguard Alta 263 tripod with a GH100 head and Black Rapid RS-4 strap

Olympus Pen E-P2 with 17mm pancake lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 with 14mm pancake lens, plus a limited-edition signed Charlie Waite print

Sony NEX-5 Compact System Camera with 16mm f/2.8 pancake lens and Sony VAIO VPCF13MOE/B laptop

Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM (x2)

Epson Stylus Photo R2880 A3 printer

Adobe Photoshop CS5 and onOne Perfect Photo Suite 5.5

Sigma DP1x (x2)

Corel software bundle

Steadicam Merlin plus Westcott Photo/Video Green Screen Kit

Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD 15x zoom lens

Fujifilm FinePix HS10

Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM (x2)

Nikon P7000

Canon IXUS 310 HS

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM (x2)

Casio Exilim EX-H20G

Ricoh CX2

Sigma DP2s (x2)

Sigma EF 610 DG Super flashgun (x2)
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