Black Friday Camera and Photo Gear Deals

While I’m not one to get up at the crack of dawn the day after Thanksgiving, I recognize that chasing the Black Friday deals has nearly risen to the same level of tradition at Turkey Day itself. As a result, I’ll be breaking down the camera and photo gear deals that are popping off the pages of the Black Friday ads.

I’ll also try to point out cases where deals aren’t all that great at brick and mortar stores when compared to the likes of online retailers like B&H Photo and Amazon. And, if you are doing your shopping online, you can find Black Friday deals all week long at the following links:

B&H Photo Holiday Deals Black Friday Page

If you are trying to come up with the right gift idea, don’t miss Photography Bay’s 2010 Digital Camera Holiday Shopping Guide.

Check out the rest of the Black Friday deals below, organized by store.  Happy hunting. [Read more...]

Canon DSLR Rebates End This Week on Nov. 24

Canon’s instant rebates for its popular DSLRs are about to come to a close.  So, if you were hoping to save up to $250 on a new Canon DSLR before Christmas rolls around, right now may be the best time to pick one up.

The full list of soon-to-expire deals is below with links to Photography Bay’s preferred online photography affiliate, B&H Photo. [Read more...]

Deal Alert: Nikon D3100 for $639 (Update: Now $599), Nikon S1000pj for $149

A couple of big deals on the Nikon D3100 and Nikon Coolpix S1000pj.  Amazon has the Nikon D3100 for $639 $599, which is just about as low as I’ve seen the price so far.  Additionally, the S1000pj is last year’s model of Nikon’s point and shoot with a built-in projector.  The S1100pj that replaced it currently costs twice as much.

Hit up the links below for the deals.

Nikon D3100 for $639 $599 (exp 11/28)

Nikon S1000pj for $149 (exp 11/30)

Westcott Strobelite Holiday Gear Set

Westcott has yet another solid holiday promotion with its 3-strobe set.  For just a smidgen under $300, you get quite a big kit:

  • (3) 300Ws Strobelites
  • (2) 45″ Umbrellas
  • (1) Barn Door Set w/ 4 Gels
  • (1) 60-degree Honeycomb Grid

Heck, a pretty basic 200Ws strobe from Westcott will set you back over $200.  And they’re selling three 300Ws strobes for $300?  That’s what I call a deal.

You can find the Strobelite Holiday Gear Set at B&H Photo, Amazon and Adorama.

Note that the B&H product page currently says a “150Ws” strobe in the description, but it has the correct model number to the Holiday Gear Set (653H).  I’m shooting them an email for clarification, but they’ve also got it price $20 less than Amazon and Adorama.

UPDATE:  I just confirmed with B&H that the description was incorrect on their site and they are updating it to show that it does include (3) 300Ws strobes.

Westcott Spiderlite TD5 Holiday Kit

Westcott has announced another big holiday deal with its Spiderlite TD5 Holiday Kit priced $610 lower than usual.

The Spiderlite TD5 Holiday Kit includes:

  • (2) Spiderlite TD5s
  • (1) 36″ x 48″ Shallow Box
  • (1) 12″ x 36″ Stripbank
  • (2) 5-pack Daylight Fluorescents

You can find the Westcott Spiderlite TD5 Holiday Kit at B&H Photo, and Adorama.

Check out Scott Kelby’s schpill about the TD5 kit below. [Read more...]

Camera and Lens Rebates Roundup

Canon 60D Rebate

There have been several photo-related rebate promotions announced recently.  Below a quick roundup of all the current rebates from Canon, Nikon, Olympus and the rest courtesy of B&H Photo.

Canon Double Instant Rebate Promotion – ends January 8

Canon 60D Instant Rebate – ends November 24

Nikon DSLR and Lens Kits Instant Rebates – ends November 20

Nikon S4000 $30 Instant Savings – ends November 20

Tamron Lens Rebates – ends November 31

SanDisk Memory Card Rebates – ends January 1

Olympus E-PL1 and Lens Instant Rebates – ends January 1

Canon DSLR & Printer Rebates – ends December 31

Westcott Photo Basics 406 Light Kit Holiday Deal

Westcott has announced another holiday package deal (like the speedlite kit a couple weeks ago) for this week.  The Photo Basics 406 uLite kit is made up of a pair of 250 watt constant photo flood lights, umbrellas and stands, all for around $130.

You can find the Photo Basics 406 light kit at

Update:  B&H Photo has the kit for $112.50.

Deal Alert: Panasonic G10 w/ Lens for $340

Panasonic G10

B&H is offering one of their custom kits packaged with the Panasonic G10 & lens for $340 right now.  I’m not sure how long this will last, but this is a crazy price for this already affordable camera. You can read my recent Panasonic G10 review to get an idea of how good this bargain is.

The G10 generally costs around $450, so if you were thinking about picking one of these up, you might want to jump on this one.

UPDATE: Looks like its back up to normal price, so maybe that was miscue instead of a sale price.