Canon 50D Instant Rebates

Canon 50D

Canon has introduced a new instant rebate program for the 50D DSLR, along with a couple of lenses when purchased with the camera.  If you aren’t into the video scene and are just looking for a capable DSLR for still images, this wouldn’t be a bad time to pick one of these up.

The rebates are listed below.

Canon 50D (body only) – $100 rebateB&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Canon 50D w/ 28-135mm IS lens – $100 rebateB&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Canon 50D  w/ 70-300mm IS lens  – $250 rebate – (links to 70-300mm lens) B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Canon 50D w/ 28-135mm IS and 70-300mm IS lenses – $250 rebateAdorama

Canon DSLR Rebates Expire Today

If you were thinking about picking up a Canon DSLR package for someone for Christmas, Canon’s package rebates (up to $200) expire today (Saturday, Nov. 21).

Here’s the rundown on the deals:

Remember, this is an instant rebate, so there’s no UPC to clip and mail-in while you wait 6-8 weeks for a check to come back.  Prices should be reflected in your checkout cart.

Canon 50D Kit w/ 28-135mm IS USM lens + EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens = Save $200

Package links: B&H Photo / Adorama

Canon Rebel T1i Kit w/ 18-55mm IS lens + EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS lens = Save $200

Package links: B&H Photo / Adorama

Canon Rebel XSi Kit w/ 18-55mm IS lens + EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS lens = Save $200

Package links: B&H Photo / Adorama

Canon Rebel XS Kit w/ 18-55mm IS lens + EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III lens = Save $100

Package links: B&H Photo / Adorama

Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens

Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

The Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens is designed for Canon EOS DSLRs that have an APS-C format sensor (1.6x crop).  The 15-85mm range is equivalent to a 24-136mm angle of view in a 35mm or full frame camera and is a natural substitute for the Canon EF 28-135mm IS lens on the Canon 50D, Canon Rebel T1i and Canon 7D.

The EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens will be available in October 2009 at an initial retail price of $799.99.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS News Release

The versatile focal length, extreme wide angle and stunning image quality of Canon’s new EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens makes this the ideal multipurpose wide-angle zoom lens for the photographer shooting a wedding or exotic vacation. Featuring three aspherical elements and one UD glass element for outstanding image quality, the zoom range of this lens is equivalent to 24-136mm on a full-frame camera. When coupled with Canon’s new EOS 7D DSLR, this lens provides moviemakers and videographers with a phenomenal focal range for wide-angle scenic footage and zoomed in telephoto shots.

Canon 50D Firmware Update

Canon has updated the 50D firmware to version 1.0.7.  The Canon 50D Firmware Version 1.0.7 incorporates the following changes.

1. Corrects a phenomenon where captured images may tend to appear somewhat magenta depending on the shooting scene.

2. Fixes incorrect indications on the Arabic, Romanian, Spanish, and Ukrainian menu screens.

The new firmware is available on Canon’s website.

Canon EOS 50D Review at DP Interface

DP Interface has posted a review of the Canon 50D.

The camera offers a lot of functionality for photo enthusiasts and professionals, yet still has a small handful of scene modes and Creative Auto mode which appeal to users who want to enter and test the waters of the digital SLR world (if they’re daring enough to start out with this camera).

For the latest news and reviews, check out Photography Bay’s Canon 50D Reviews and Resources.

Canon 50D Review at DC Resource

DC Resource has posted a review of the Canon 50D.

The Canon EOS-50D is a very competent midrange digital SLR. It offers very good photo quality (with a quality lens attached), rocket-fast performance, plenty of manual controls and customizable features, and a super-sharp 3-inch LCD.

Read Photography Bay’s Canon 50D Review.

For the latest news and reviews, check out Photography Bay’s Canon 50D Reviews and Resources.