Adorama Posts 5D Mark II for $1999 w/ Extreme Pro Card & Red Giant Software Bundle (UPDATED)

Canon 5D Mark II for $1999

When will the price drops stop on the 5D Mark II?

I’m not sure, but it sure seems like Adorama and B&H are trying to one-up each other day after day.

Adorama now has the Canon 5D Mark II for $1999.  This price gets you bundle with a 5D Mark II body, a SanDisk 16GB Extreme Pro card, a Slinger camera bag and a collection of Red Giant production software.

Your move B&H.

UPDATE: That was quick.

5D Mark II Deal

The deal is gone on Adorama; however, B&H now has the 5D Mark II for $1,999.95 here.

A Few Great Deals on SD Cards

Lexar 32GB Class 10 Card Deal for $32.95

Lexar 32GB Class 10 SDHC Card for $32.95

If you’re picking up a new camera this holiday season for yourself or someone else, there’s a high likelihood that it will use SDHC memory cards.  The prices just keep dropping on these, which makes it easy to get a whole lot of storage space for just a little cash.

Because the fast cards are relatively inexpensive, don’t skimp or make a mistake and purchase a cheap-o SD card that will underperform.  If you want to know the ins and outs of what the SD card speed ratings and classifications mean, check out Demystifying SD Cards.  Or, just check out the deals below for my picks and solid prices on SDHC cards this month. [Read more...]

Deal Alert: Canon 5D Mark II + 24-105mm f/4L Lens [Update: It's Gone]

5D Mark II on Amazon

I wouldn’t expect his deal to last too long, but Amazon has the 5D Mark II with a 24-105mm f/4L lens for $2749.

This is substantially lower that this kit normally runs (usually in the $3200 or higher range).  The lens alone goes for over $1000, which would put the value of the 5D Mark II body in the $1700 range.  Again, I don’t expect this to last long.

[Update: And it's gone. Hope you got one...]

Amazon 16GB SDHC Card for $18.99 – Deal of the Day

Amazon Class 10 16GB SDHC Card

Amazon has posted a solid deal on its 16GB Class 10 SDHC card.  For today only, it is $18.99.  Here’s the link to the deal at Amazon.

The Class 10 rating is a rating intended for evaluating video capture performance.  In this case, Class 10 is the fastest rating currently available for video performance, which means these will work with just about every HD video camera on the market today.  For a more detailed explanation of SDHC card classes and speed ratings, check out my prior article on Demystifying SD Cards.

Nikon D5100: $50 Off + Free Camera Bag

Nikon D5100

The Nikon D5100 is available with $50 instant savings and a free Nikon starter kit that includes a camera bag and Nikon educational 2-DVD set.  Both Amazon.com and B&H have the deal. Note that the B&H deal includes a Red Giant video production software bundle.  This deal is in addition to the existing lens rebates.

The deal is good through October 1.  Details at B&H Photo here and Amazon.com here.