Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye Lens Availability Update

Last week, I passed along a reader’s tip that a limited number of Canon 8-15mm f/4L lenses would be making their way into the US this week.  It looks like that is now coming to pass since B&H is taking pre-orders for the 8-15mm Fisheye lens.

As you may be aware, when B&H opens items up for pre-order, it generally means that they will be shipping within a few days.  Based on the numbers I was given by the tipster, I wouldn’t expect these to last long.

Canon DSLR + Printer Rebates: Basically Paying You to Take a Pro-grade Printer

Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II

In the latest round of Canon DSLR and Printer rebates, it looks like Canon has sweetened the deal with instant cash back on PIXMA Pro 9000 and Pro 9500 printers. The end result after mail-in rebates is a total rebate of $500 on a $450 printer (the PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II) or a $600 rebate on a $720 printer (the PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II).

Essentially, a PIXMA Pro9000 costs negative-$50 and Pro9500 costs $120 when purchased with a qualifying Canon DSLR.

Qualifying cameras for the combo rebates include the following: [Read more...]

Smith-Victor Introduces New Photo and Video Lighting Kits


Smith-Victor KSBQ-2600 1100W Pro Soft Box 3-Light Kit w/Accent Light

Smith-Victor KSBQ-2600 1100W Pro Soft Box 3-Light Kit w/Accent Light

Smith-Victor has put together several new photo and video kit lighting options that include both flash and continuous output lights.

The new kits are based on Smith-Victor’s Flash 110i, FlashLite Monolight and Quartz Halogen series.  Look for these and other lighting kits from Smith-Victor here at B&H Photo.

Below, you will find a short rundown of each of the new kits, as described by Smith-Victor. [Read more...]