Canon 5D Price Dropping

The Canon 5D Mark II has not even begun to ship yet and we’re already seeing the original Canon 5D take a hit in price.  Just last week, I noticed the Canon 5D + EF 24-105mm L lens was around $2700 for the kit at Amazon.  Now, the original 5D combo is available for $2590.  Also, the Canon 5D body is now selling for under $2k.

So, if you can’t swing a 5D Mark II, you might consider the original 5D at a substantial discount.  Personally, I’m drooling over the kit’s price point right now.

Nikon D700 Gets $300 Price Drop

Good news for those of you that weren’t quite ready to pull the trigger on the Nikon D700.  It looks like we’ll be seeing the Nikon D700 selling for $2699 or less for the foreseeable future.

Although I haven’t seen an official statement from Nikon on the price drop, many trusted retailers have already implemented it.  Amazon’s actually got it priced much less for the time being.

Here’s a rundown of the sale prices at trusted online retailers (as of the time of this posting):

Amazon – $2519.97

Adorama – $2679.00

B&H Photo – $2699.95

Ritz Camera – $2699.95

Canon Fall 2008 Rebates

Today, Canon has launched its Fall 2008 rebate program, which applies to a variety of lenses and three flashes. Purchases eligible for this rebate must be made between October 19, 2008 and January 17, 2009.

As has been the case for the past couple of years, all of these savings are instant rebates, which means they are applied to your purchase at the time it is made – no worries about mailing in UPCs and receipts.

The full set of lenses and flashes are listed below along with the rebate amount. Links take to the Amazon pages for each particular item. I also recommend Adorama and B&H Photo as trustworthy and reliable online retailers.

EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM $125
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM $100
EF 300mm f/4L IS USM $85
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM $80
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM $80
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM $75
EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM $70
EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM $50
EF 17-40mm f/4L USM $50
EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM $100
EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS $50
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM $50
EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM $35
EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM $30
Extender EF 1.4x II $25
Extender EF 2x II $25
Speedlite 580EX II $50
Speedlite 430EX $30
Speedlite 430EX II $30

Canon Rebel XSi Deal

Dell is always offering some kind of deal on consumer electronics, whether it’s an Xbox 360, a LCD TV or something else.  Today, they’re offering a killer deal on the Canon Rebel XSi kit for $629.99.  Sorry I missed it, but you’ve only got 2 hours left to pick one up at this price.  Here’s the link:

Days of Deals: 10.16.08 Canon’s EOS Rebel XSi SLR Digital Camera $629.99 after $170 off

Keep an eye on their “Days of Deals” for offers on digital cameras like this that may pop up between now and the 23rd. Here’s the link:

Dell Home Days of Deals

Pentax Announces K20D Price Drop

Pentax has announced a price drop of its 14.6 megapixel flagship K20D.  The new lower price is $999.95, which is a steal given the feature set and image quality packed into this DSLR.  For more on the K20D, check out Photography Bay’s Pentax K20D Reviews and Resources.

Additionally, the waterproof Pentax Optio W60 is receiving a price cut to $299.95.

Both cameras are available for even less than these new retail prices at Amazon.com – Pentax K20DPentax Optio W60.

Press Release

PENTAX Imaging Company has announced significant savings on its flagship, award-winning digital SLR. Beginning Sunday, October 12, 2008, the price of the PENTAX K20D digital SLR camera body has dropped to $999.95. The full-featured, 14.6 megapixel, weather-resistant DSLR features a three-step dust reduction system, the PRIME image processor, fully customizable capture and control settings, and PENTAX developed Shake Reduction that works with any of the 25 million PENTAX lenses ever manufactured. More details are available at www.pentaxslr.com.

PENTAX also reduced the price of the popular, rugged and waterproof PENTAX Optio W60 digital camera to $299.95. Lightweight and fully waterproof, the Optio W60 features 10 megapixels and a 5X zoom lens with 28mm wide-angle capability. The Optio W60 operates up to 13 feet underwater for two hours and at extreme temperatures well below freezing. More details are available at www.h20camera.com.

SanDisk 2GB SD Cards for $14 at Calumet

Calumet just emailed me this deal on their SanDisk Ultra II 2GB SD for $14. I thought this sounded like an awesome deal until I saw that you can pick up a 4GB Ultra II from high-rated vendors on Amazon for a couple bucks more – shipped.

I continue to be amazed at how cheap memory is getting.  I suppose we need more of it though with the growing megapixels in cameras and the addition of HD video to DSLRs like the Nikon D90 and Canon 5D Mark II.  Either way, $14 or so for a sizeable memory card ain’t a bad deal.

Killer Deals: SanDisk CF and SD Cards

Adorama just emailed me these deals on SanDisk CF and SD cards.  If you don’t mind dealing with mail-in rebates these are some incredible deals.  And, the more you buy the more you save.

All prices are after mail-in rebates.  Rebates are valid till Oct. 11. Buy while supplies last.

SanDisk Extreme III 16GB CF – $24.95 for (1) – $22.43ea for (2) – $14.95ea for (3)

SanDisk Extreme III 8GB CF – $19.95 for (1) – $9.95ea for (2) – $6.62ea for (3)

SanDisk Extreme III 4GB CF – $17.95 for (1) – $12.95ea for (2) – $11.28ea for (3)

SanDisk Extreme III 2GB CF – $14.95 for (1) - $9.95ea for (2) – $8.28ea for (3)

SanDisk 8 GB Extreme Ducati Edition CF – $44.95 for (1) – $39.95ea for (2) – $36.62ea for (3)

SanDisk 4 GB Extreme Ducati Edition CF – $24.95 for (1) – $19.95ea for (2) – $16.62ea for (3)

SanDisk 8 GB Extreme III SD Card (SDHC) – $24.95 for (1) – $19.95ea for (2) – $16.62ea for (3)

SanDisk 4 GB Extreme III SD Card (SDHC) – $17.95 for (1) – $15.45ea for (2) – $12.95ea for (3)

Canon Refurbished Deals at Adorama

Adorama has refreshed its “Refurbished by Canon” inventory. All the Canon gear is refurbished by Canon USA and comes with a 90 day warranty from Adorama.

Click here for the full inventory list on Adorama (74 items at post time), or check out the specific deals that I’ve noted below.

Canon S5 IS – $289.95

Canon 430EX Flash – $209.95

Canon 75-300mm III USM lens – $149.95

Canon 40D w/ 28-135mm IS lens – $999.95

Canon 5D – $1899.95

Canon 30D – $599.95

Canon 18-55mm IS lens – $134.95