Updated: May 10, 2013
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Friday, May 10, 2013
The introduction of new and interesting small, high quality mirrorless cameras continues with the announcement of the Olympus E-P5 camera:
- Olympus E-P5 PEN Mirrorless Digital Camera Body (Black)
- Olympus E-P5 PEN Mirrorless Digital Camera Body (Silver)
- Olympus E-P5 PEN Mirrorless Digital Camera Body (White)
- Olympus E-P5 PEN Mirrorless Digital Camera with 17mm f/1.8 Lens and VF-4 Viewfinder (Black)
- Olympus E-P5 PEN Mirrorless Digital Camera with 17mm f/1.8 Lens and VF-4 Viewfinder (Silver)
( I own the Fujifilm X-E1 mirrorless camera and several lenses. Continue to scroll down on this Deals page to see links.)
Thursday, May 9, 2013
A quick list of some current photographic (and other) B&H specials
- Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Lens for Nikon Digital SLR $30 MIR $169.00
- Nikon Coolpix P310 Digital Camera (Black) Limited Time Offer $159.00
- Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS Digital Camera Right Now Lowest Price Online $129.00
- Samsung NX1000 Mirrorless Wi-Fi Digital Camera with 20-50mm Lens $50 Instant Savings + Bonus Lens Worth $249.00 $419.00
- Nikon COOLPIX S5200 Digital Camera Kit (Plum) $100 Instant Savings $126.95
- Lexar 128GB SDXC Professional 400x Class 10 UHS-I Memory Card $55.01 Instant Savings $119.95
- ASUS UX32A-DB31 Zenbook 13.3″ Ultrabook Computer $100 Instant Savings $549.95
- HP Pavilion g6-2216nr 15.6″ Notebook Computer (Black) $50 Instant Savings $349.00
- Drobo 5N 5-Bay NAS Storage Array with Gigabit Ethernet $50 Instant Savings $569.00
- ASUS VivoBook X202E-DH31T 11.6″ Multi-Touch Notebook Computer $100 Instant Savings $399.00
- Sony HDR-CX580V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black) $250 Instant Savings $549.00
- Sony HDR-CX210 High Definition Handycam Camcorder $140 Instant Savings $179.00
- Sony 16GB DCR-SX85 Camcorder $100 Instant Savings $149.99
- Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder $40 Price Drop $158.35
- Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Closed-Back Studio Headphones with a Straight Cable Add to Cart for Price $107.10
- Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro Studio Headphones Add to Cart for Price $169.00
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Thursday, April 25, 2013
Two current Canon promotions feature discounts on a range of Canon DSLRs, lenses, and Speedlights. Click the links or the images below to find out more at the web site of site-sponsor B&H Photo.
Save up to $500 on DSLRs and DSLR/Lens Bundles - includes a number of popular full-frame and cropped sensor bodies.
Save up to $300 on Canon Lenses and Speedlights - A wide range of optical gear included in this promotion: telephoto, wide angle, normal, zoom, macro, EFS, L lenses, both tele-extenders, and a bunch of electronic flash units.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Today’s first listing is not exactly a “deal,” but more of an endorsement. Last month I picked up a Fujifilm X-E1 and several Fujinon lenses for certain types of shooting where I need great image quality in small, light, portable equipment. This camera is a “rangefinder style” (though not literally a rangefinder) camera with an electronic viewfinder that will evoke memories of classic rangefinder cameras by way of its small size, its overall design, and the relatively small lenses that it uses. I have had a chance to use it enough now to understand how it works and how well, and I’m very impressed with the camera and even more impressed with the Fujinon lenses and the image quality they can produce on this camera. Recently I posted a report on my initial experiences (“Fujifilm X-E1: From DSLR to Mirrorless“) and I will likely add a real review at some point.
In any case, I would like to share links to several of the Fujifilm cameras in this category, along with links to some of the Fujinon lenses, most of which I have now used.
- X-E1 – interchangeable lenses, electronic viewfinder (this is the one I own)
- Other Related Bodies
- Fujifilm X PRO - (body only - functionally very similar to the X-E1 but with an optical viewfinder option)
- Fujifilm X100S Digital Camera - (digital rangefinder with fixed focal length non-interchangeable lens)
- Fujifilm X20 Digital Camera (Black) - (mirrorless body with fixed zoom lens)
- Fujifilm X20 Digital Camera (Silver) - (mirrorless body with fixed zoom lens)
- Fujifilm 35mm f/1.4 XF R Lens *
- Fujifilm 18mm f/2.0 XF R Lens
- Fujifilm 60mm f/2.4 XF Macro Lens *
- Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R Ultra Wide-Angle Lens *
- Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS Zoom Lens *
- Fujifilm XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Lens **
* I have used these lenses and am very impressed by their quality.
** The 55-200mm zoom has been announced but is not yet available. I intend to acquire it when it is available.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
A reminder that site-sponsor B&H Photo closes in a few days for Passover, and orders placed after noon EDT on Sunday, March 24th may not ship until they reopen. Here is their statement:
“Upcoming Passover Closing
“B&H will be closed from Monday, March 25th in the observance of Passover and will reopen on Wednesday, April 3rd at 9:00AM EDT. Place your order by 12:00PM Noon EDT on Sunday, March 24th in order to ship before the Holiday. Orders placed after this time will ship when we reopen. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patronage.”
You might want to consider this if you plan to order something in the next week or two or if you have been waiting to take advantage of some of the promotions and bundles that expire at the end of March, including several from companies like Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, and more. (See other posts below on this Deals page for links to some of these specials.)
Friday, March 22, 2013
Nikon has released a new lens, the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens. This is a wide range telephoto zoom with all of the expected bells and whistles, and a $2,696.95 price to match! It is in stock in limited quantities at B&H. (A similar Canon lens, the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Autofocus Lens, is one of my most-used lenses.)
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Canon announced new cameras and lenses including a new Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR, an updated Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR, a new Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, and a point and shoot body. (Many are still waiting for an update to the Canon EOS 7D, and there are some rumors that such a thing may be on the way before too much longer.) The new gear is available for pre-order now at site-sponsor B&H:
- Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera (Body Only) - $649. In many ways this camera has features similar to those of the t5i – but it is considerably smaller. This downsized DSLR will appeal to those looking to minimize the size and weight of their gear.
- Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens - $799. Bundled with the newly releases 18-55mm lens.
- Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera (Body Only) - $749. This is the newest update to the t-series bodies.
- Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens - $899. Bundled with the newly releases 18-55mm lens.
- Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens - $249. This lens adds features designed to make the lens more usable for filming video.
- Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Digital Camera (Black) - a new compact point-and-shoot camera.
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