Just got a tip that the new Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.4G is slowly starting to ship in the US.
Amazon is pushing well past Cyber Monday with a whole week of deals on a variety of products. Just browsing through today’s “Lightning Deals” – it’s serving up deals on the Tokina 16.5-135mm lens in Canon and Nikon mounts (starting at 9:20AM ET), a Benro tripod and monopod, with more to be revealed throughout the day.
If you aren’t familiar with Lightning Deals, they are limited availability products that are reduced in price (sometimes significantly) for only a short period of time (usually 1-4 hours if the stock lasts that long). You can check them out on Amazon’s Cyber Week page and you’ll get a feel for how the deal system works.
There have been several photo-related rebate promotions announced recently. Below a quick roundup of all the current rebates from Canon, Nikon, Olympus and the rest courtesy of B&H Photo.
Canon Double Instant Rebate Promotion – ends January 8
Canon 60D Instant Rebate – ends November 24
Nikon DSLR and Lens Kits Instant Rebates – ends November 20
Nikon S4000 $30 Instant Savings – ends November 20
Tamron Lens Rebates – ends November 31
SanDisk Memory Card Rebates – ends January 1
Olympus E-PL1 and Lens Instant Rebates – ends January 1
Canon DSLR & Printer Rebates – ends December 31
Camera accessory manufacturer, DeluxGear, has created a thick neoprene Lens Guard that fits over the ends of lenses that helps protect from drops and other mishaps.
“The Lens Guard can be used with or without filters or lens caps. It is available for both the lens front and rear in three sizes that will fit a wide range of lenses from 2.5” to 4” in diameter. A built in tether connects the Lens Guard to your lens, camera strap or camera body.”
A single Lens Guard runs $14.99, and a two-pack is $24.99.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]
Below you will find this week’s firmware updates. Hit the manufacturer website links for more details and download instructions for the firmware.
Panasonic G2 firmware version 1.1 – “Compatibility with the new interchangeable 3D lens LUMIX G 12.5mm” [coming November]
Panasonic 14-140mm lens version 1.3 – “Improved AF performance in speed is available. Reduced start-up time.” [coming later this month]
Nikon Coolpix P90 version 1.1 – “An issue that, in some rare cases, prevented the accurate recording of images captured without interruption in single shooting mode with manual focus and Distortion control enabled has been resolved.” [Nikon Website]