How Much Does Your Gear Matter?

How many of you out there can honestly say that your camera does more work than you do? With PhotoPlus Expo close approaching here in New York City and vendors prepping with meetings with all of us, it may be worthwhile to check out the education lectures and information sessions being offered. Of course, some cameras are more capable than others so there may very well be two sides of this fence that are well defended.

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Weekend Deals at Buy.com

Here’s the latest and greatest deals from Buy.com. This weekend, Canon printers seem to be the sale of choice. I can vouch for the deal on the MX310 printer. I recently picked one up for my home office from Amazon and paid about $15 more there.

Canon Pixma MX700 Office All-in-One Printer
FREE BUDGET SHIPPING
List Price: $179.99
You Save: (38%) $68.00
Buy.com price: $111.99
*(limited qty)

Canon PIXMA MX310 Multifunction Photo Printer
FREE BUDGET SHIPPING
List Price: $109.00
You Save: (36%) $39.01
Buy.com price: $69.99
*(limited qty)

Canon PIXMA MP480 Color Inkjet All-In-One Photo Printer
List Price: $99.99
You Save: (20%) $20.00
Buy.com price: $68.89

The following deals end on January 19th:

Westinghouse 26″ Widescreen 1080P LCD Monitor, 1920X1200, HDMI/HDCP, 60Hz – Black
FREE BUDGET SHIPPING
List price: $699.99
SAVE 61%
Buy.com price: $269.99

Verbatim 250GB USB Portable Hard Drive
FREE BUDGET SHIPPING
List price: $140.78
SAVE $72.99
Buy.com price: $67.79

Wacom Intuos3 4×6 Widescreen Pen Tablet PtZ431W
FREE BUDGET SHIPPING
List price: $229.99
Buy.com price: $199.00
$40.00 Mail-in Rebate
$159.00 After Rebate

Kingston SD Cards on the Cheap

Ritz has got a great deal on 4GB and 8GB SD cards going on right now:

Kingston 4GB SDHC Class 4 Flash Card – $8.89

Kingston 8GB SDHC Class 6 Flash Card – $18.99

According to Ritz, these prices are only good November 1-8.

I just picked up one of these Kingston 8GB a couple of weeks ago (although I paid a little more) and I’m pretty happy with it’s performance in the Rebel XSi (holds about 550 RAW images); however, it’s not as speedy as a SanDisk Extreme III card. Still, if you don’t need the max-burst queue, this is pretty cheap storage.

Canon Rebel XSi Steal at $599.99

Dell has a killer deal on the Canon Rebel XSi at $599.99 after $80 off with coupon code $GLW7$3SFZ930$

It was a great deal a couple weeks back when it was $629.99 for a day. This is awesome though, particularly considering that Amazon is selling it for $654.95.  I paid $900 for this kit 6 months ago – *sigh.

You must use the coupon code above to get your $80 off. The promotion is good through October 30, 2008 or after 500 purchases, whichever comes first.