Below are a couple of camera deals going on at B&H Photo right now. B&H is a trustworthy online retailer who won’t try to scam you or offer you a bait and switch deal like some other “too good to be true” retailers out there. [Read more…]
Welcome to the 2008 edition of Photography Bay’s Digital Camera Holiday Shopping Guide.
This is the third annual installment of the Digital Camera Holiday Shopping Guide. The purpose of this guide is to help you pick the right digital camera or photography accessory for that special photographer on your holiday shopping list.
Additionally, we want to keep you away from the Internet retailers that will try to scam you with unnecessary or overpriced accessories and direct you to only our trusted online retailers. [Read more…]
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.
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
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
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.
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.
The Canon 5D Mark II is available (depending on supply) from the following trusted vendors:
- New 21.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor with improved EOS Integrated Cleaning System (E.I.C.S.)
- New Full HD 1080 resolution movie recording
- 3.9 frames per second continuous shooting
- High performance DIGIC 4 providing superb image quality
- Maximum 310 large JPEG images in a single burst with a UDMA card
- 3.0″ VGA (920k dots) Clear View LCD
- ISO 100-6400 (expansion from 50 up to 25,600)
- 9 AF points + 6 Assist AF points
Stay tuned to Photography Bay’s Canon 5D Mark II Reviews and Resources for the latest news and reviews on this 21.1 megapixel DSLR.
It looks like Amazon has updated the Sony A350 to “In Stock” and ready to ship. However, this only applies to the standard A350 kit with the 18-70mm lens. The body only and the 2 lens kit still show a release date of April 25.
For more info on the Sony A350, visit Photography Bay’s Sony A350 Reviews & Resources page. Also, be sure to check back soon. I’ll get started on a review as soon as my A350 arrives.
Pentax has announced a Student Photography Program, which essentially is a rebate program through June 30 for qualified students and teachers. If you think you might qualify, check out the details in the press release below. You could get $100 back on a K20D, among other savings on lenses and bodies. [Read more…]