Canon Refurbished Deals at Adorama

Adorama has refreshed its “Refurbished by Canon” inventory. All the Canon gear is refurbished by Canon USA and comes with a 90 day warranty from Adorama.

Click here for the full inventory list on Adorama (125 items at post time), or check out the specific deals that I’ve noted below.

Canon Rebel XT (body) – $319.95

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS lens – $499.99

Canon 30D (body) – $574.95

Canon 40D (body) – $749.95

Canon 40D (w/ 28-135mm IS lens) – 869.95

Canon 5D (body) – $1749.95

Canon PowerShot G9 – $349.95

Digital Camera Holiday Shopping Guide 2008

Welcome to the 2008 edition of Photography Bay’s Digital Camera Holiday Shopping Guide.

This is the third annual installment of the Digital Camera Holiday Shopping Guide.  The purpose of this guide is to help you pick the right digital camera or photography accessory for that special photographer on your holiday shopping list.

Additionally, we want to keep you away from the Internet retailers that will try to scam you with unnecessary or overpriced accessories and direct you to only our trusted online retailers. [Read more...]

Samsung TL34HD, TL9, SL310W and SL201 Digital Cameras

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. – Samsung today unveiled its 2008 second-half digital camera line up with the launch of four new models – the TL34HD, TL9, SL310W and SL201. Joining the company’s growing array of advanced digital imaging solutions, these four new digital cameras bring new technologies to the industry and will be on retail shelves nationwide in time for the upcoming holiday shopping season.


Boasting an impressive resolution of 14.7 megapixels and renowned Schneider lens yielding a 28mm wide-angle focal length with 3.6x optical zoom, the TL34HD promises sharp, clear and detailed images with every shot. The most advanced point-and-shoot digital camera in Samsung’s history, the TL34HD builds upon the success of its predecessor, the NV24HD, with the ability to capture high-definition video at a resolution of 720P along with Dual Image Stabilization.

Featuring an all-metal build, the TL34HD is pocket-sized with dimensions of 3.68″ x 2.34″ x 0.80″. Available in all-black, or silver with a red accent adding to the camera’s elegance, the TL34HD takes camera design to a new level. Although compact, a large three-inch touch-screen hVGA LCD dominates the back of the camera and is sure to turn heads no matter where the TL34HD may be used. [Read more...]

Weekly Deals at Adorama

Since I received such positive feedback from Photography Bay readers last time around, I thought I would pass along that Adorama just released their weekly specials.  The list below includes deals on gear like a generic Canon NB-4L battery at $8.99 (for Canon SD400, SD630, SD600, SD750, SD1000 & TX1 digital cameras – Canon branded batteries run about $35), a Lexar 300x 4GB CF card for $32.95 and a Lexar 300x 8GB CF card for $87.95. [Read more...]

Night Photography

Here’s one of my more recent Knoxville photography night shots. A shot of the Henley Street Bridge with Christmas lights all lit up. I’ve really been enjoying night exposures over the past several months. You can see a few more here.

So what do you need to take photos at night? A good tripod is a must have, along with a remote shutter release (or set the timer). Most of all, you need patience. Night shots are different. Exposures are much longer. The shot above was a 30 second exposure at f/20. Also consider reading a bit of the Night Photography Blog and some recent recommendations of books on the subject.

Most importantly . . . have fun: