Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 APO EX DC OS HSM Now Available

Sigma 50-150mm

The new Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 APO EX DC OS HSM now available at a street price of $1099.  The lens range works out to roughly a 75-225mm equivalent on APS-C cameras like the Canon 7D and Nikon D7000.  Canon, Nikon and Sigma-mount versions are expected to ship by the end of April.

The lens is currently available for pre-order at B&H Photo.

Canon 5D Price Dropping

The Canon 5D Mark II has not even begun to ship yet and we’re already seeing the original Canon 5D take a hit in price.  Just last week, I noticed the Canon 5D + EF 24-105mm L lens was around $2700 for the kit at Amazon.  Now, the original 5D combo is available for $2590.  Also, the Canon 5D body is now selling for under $2k.

So, if you can’t swing a 5D Mark II, you might consider the original 5D at a substantial discount.  Personally, I’m drooling over the kit’s price point right now.

Canon 7D and Sony A900 Priced at Muller Photo

UPDATE: The Canon 7D has been officially announced.  Read more on Photography Bay’s Canon 7D Reviews and Resources. Check availability at Amazon.com.

Muller Photo, a French electronics seller, has posted product pages for the Sony A900 and Canon EOS 7D.  While neither page divulges anything regarding the cameras’ specifications, Muller Photo lists prices for both cameras.

  • Their price for the Canon EOS 7D is EUR 2990 (Source).
  • And, their price for the the Sony A900 is EUR 2490 (Source).

Whether Muller Photo knows something the rest of us don’t remains to be seen.  Muller Photo could just be capitalizing on some free press by listing these product pages.

Stay tuned to Photography Bay’s coverage of these cameras for latest as we lead up to Photokina 2008:

Canon EOS 7D (PB rumors page).

Sony A900 (PB rumors and news page).

Nikon D700 Available for Pre-Order

Nikon D700A number of vendors are now accepting pre-orders accepting pre-orders for the new Nikon D700 Full Frame DSLR. See the following links for their respective pre-order pages:

For the latest Nikon D700 news and reviews, be sure to visit Photography Bay’s Nikon D700 Reviews and Resources.

Canon Prices Are Going Up

Interested in a new Canon camera, lens or other accessory?  Well, the price is going up for dealers on May 1, 2008.  The price adjustment on the consumer end is sure to follow.  Thinking of grabbing a new Canon lens or flash?  Maybe you should speed up the process, eh?

Note, the price increase does not affect Canon DSLR bodies or kits.

(via Rob Galbraith)

Sony A350 In Stock and Shipping

It looks like Amazon has updated the Sony A350 to “In Stock” and ready to ship.  However, this only applies to the standard A350 kit with the 18-70mm lens.  The body only and the 2 lens kit still show a release date of April 25.

For more info on the Sony A350, visit Photography Bay’s Sony A350 Reviews & Resources page.  Also, be sure to check back soon.  I’ll get started on a review as soon as my A350 arrives.