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 Rebel XS Instant Rebates

Canon Rebel XS Instant Rebate

Canon has introduced some big rebates for the Rebel XS, which takes it into the sub-$500 territory for the basic kit. The rebates get bigger when you add telephoto lenses to the kit.

The rebates of $70 and $170 for the various kits lead to the final price points noted below.  The instant rebates expire on March 13, 2010.

Rebel XS w/ 18-55mm lens: $499 – B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Rebel XS w/ 18-55mm lens + 75-300mm lens: $599 – B&H Photo / Adorama

Rebel XS w/ 18-55mm lens + 55-250mm IS lens: $699 – B&H Photo / Adorama

Deal Alert: Monitors, Tripods & More

Induro Tripod

B&H has some Induro Tripods at significant discounts.  B&H confirmed to me that these tripods were still new, but were just listed in the used section of the site.  If you look at the tripods outside the used section of the site, they are substantially more.  I’m not sure how many are in this section, but it looks like a pretty good deal for a tripod and head combo, if you like a panhead.

Induro APO Adventure AP-Series Tripod Kit With 3-Way Panhead – $89.95

Max load is 10.3 lbs. This one is normally $136.

Induro AP1 Adventure AP-Series Tripod Kit With 3-Way Panhead – $104.95

Max load is 12.8 lbs. This one is normally $159.

Induro AP2 Adventure AP-Series Tripod Kit With 3-Way Panhead – $119.95

Max load is 18.7 lbs. This one is normally $181.

(2) Kingston 4GB SD Cards from Buy.com – $19.49

These are great for point and shoot cameras or entry-level DSLRs with low frame rates.  I own a stock pile of these things.  Free shipping is included.

Samsung 25.5″ HD Monitor from Buy.com (this one expires in just a few hours) – $299

I bought one of these the last time they were on sale.  It doubles as an HDTV since it has a built in tuner.  It has DVI and HDMI inputs, and 1920 x 1200 pixels is a nice thing for web browsing though.  You can really multi-task with this thing.  It’s not the best in terms of color, so I don’t recommend it as a primary display for photo editing, but if you just want a lot of screen real estate, this is a cheap way to get there.

Samsung 23″ Monitor from Buy.com – $219

This is a widescreen monitor with a 1920 x 1080 max resolution and a DVI input. Free shipping to boot.

Deal Alert: Nikon D90 for $789 + Free Overnight Shipping

B&H Photo has a solid deal on the Nikon D90 for $789 for the body only.

You can also pick up a kit with the D90 and 18-105mm VR lens for $1025.

Finally, you can take advantage of an instant rebate and get the D90, 18-105mm VR and 70-300mm VR lens for $1395.  The Nikon 70-300mm VR lens currently runs $540 by itself, so the rebate can save you real money.

To top it all off, B&H has free overnight shipping to get it to you in time for Christmas.

Amazon has the same prices for the Nikon D90, but with free 2-day shipping, so your time is a little more limited there.

Nikon DSLR Instant Rebates

Several Nikon DSLR and lens combos have solid instant rebates available, which make for a heckuva deal in time for the holidays.  These rebates run through December 12, 2009.

All you have to do to take advantage of the rebate is order one of the camera and lens combos noted below.  The following links take you to Amazon.com.  You have to add both products to your shopping cart and Amazon will automatically apply a $200 or $100 discount (depending on the combo) at checkout.

Nikon D5000 (body only) and Nikon 70-300mm VR lens = $200 instant rebate

Nikon D5000 w/18-55mm VR kit lens and Nikon 70-300mm VR lens = $200 instant rebate

Nikon D3000 w/18-55mm VR kit lens and Nikon 55-200mm lens = $100 instant rebate

Nikon D3000 w/18-55mm VR kit lens and Nikon 55-200mm VR lens = $100 instant rebate

Nikon D90 and Nikon 70-300mm VR lens = $200 instant rebate

Nikon D90 w/ 18-105mm VR kit lens and Nikon 70-300mm VR lens = $200 instant rebate

Nikon D300s and Nikon 70-300mm VR lens = $200 instant rebate

Nikon D700 and Nikon 70-300mm VR lens = $200 instant rebate

Additional detail are available on the respective product pages on Amazon.com.