Adobe Production Premium Over 50% Off – Deal Alert

Adobe Production Premium

Adobe Production Premium CS5.5 is available through March 2 for $900 off the retail price $1699.  Check it out here at B&H (Mac) or here for the PC version.  Add it to your cart to see the sale price of $799.

Given that Photoshop CS5 Extended runs $900 on its own and is included in Production Premium CS5.5, along with Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition and lots more, this is a heckuva deal.

 

Olympus E-PL1 for $274.99 – Deal Alert

Olympus E-PL1 Sale

Here’s a great bargain right now on the Olympus E-PL1 with a 14-42mm lens for $274.99 at Amazon, along with free shipping. When the E-PL1 was first introduced, it cost $600 for this kit.  This is a steal of a deal.

This is likely a closeout of stock, so there’s no telling how long this will last.  Note, you can also find a used, but good condition, stock of the E-PL1 at B&H for a few bucks less.

Sony Set to Launch an APS-C G1 X Competitor?

Canon G1 X

Sony Alpha Rumors is pegging a compact Sony APS-C camera that will go head-to-head with the Canon G1 X.  Reportedly, the camera would use a pancake zoom lens to keep the size down.

I think Sony has a great thing going with the NEX line. So, I’m very interested to see what such a camera could add to Sony’s lineup.  If anything, I think a fixed-lens camera seems more accessible to a larger market.  This isn’t necessarily in terms of price (the Canon G1 X isn’t cheap), but rather in terms of perceived user experience. [Read more…]