Updated: December 4, 2013
This page lists current special pricing, new releases, and other information about photographic gear from vendors with whom this blog has an affiliate relationship. Your price will be the same through these links, but your purchase helps support the blog, so please use theese links when you make your purchase. Thanks!
(See vendor web sites for full details.) For information about purchasing prints of my photographs or concerning licensing, please see my Sales page.
Permanent Links to B&H:
Updates – Current Deals
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
More Canon lens discounts at site sponsor B&H. I have listed both the newly announced deals and some of the earlier ones in the following list:
- Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II lens $1799 after checkout discount and mail-in rebate.* Eligible for 2% B&H “reward” and free shipping. (NEW)
- Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS lens for $999 after checkout discount and mail-in rebate.* Eligible for 2% B&H “reward” and free shipping. (NEW)
- Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II – your cost is $1.349 after checkout discount and mail-in rebate.* (listed yesterday)
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II – your cost is $1899 after checkout discount and mail-in rebate.* (listed yesterday)
* The process for getting the listed “final costs” above requires several steps. First, use the links to go to the B&H page where you’ll see the regular list price. Add the item to your cart and a new, lower price will appear. Then make sure to download the Canon mail-in rebate form, read the terms, and then fill it out carefully and mail it after you receive your lens.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Today there are various announcements and deals from B&H, including the availability of new product and some steep discounts on cameras and lenses including the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 II lens.
- Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II – your cost is $1.349 after an “in cart” special at B&H plus a Canon $200 mail-in rebate. According to B&H there are important steps to follow for this price.
- Follow the link to the item at B&H, where the listed price will be $1,699. Note the link on the B&H product page to the Canon $200 mail-in rebate form.
- Order the lens to place it in your cart, and you will see a discounted price for the lens.
- When you receive the lens, carefully prepare and fill out and send your rebate form for the $200 mail-in rebate.
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II – your cost is $1899 after an “in cart” special ($2199) at B&H plus a Canon $300 mail-in rebate. According to B&H there are important steps to follow for this price.
- Follow the link to the item at B&H, where the listed price will be $2,199. Note the link on the B&H product page to the Canon $200 mail-in rebate form.
- Order the lens to place it in your cart, and you will see a discounted $2,199 price for the lens.
- When you receive the lens, carefully prepare and fill out and send your rebate form for the $300 mail-in rebate.
- Canon EOS 60D with EF 18-135mm IS lens – your cost is $799 after $400 “instant savings” plus $400 mail-in rebate. Regular price for the bundle is $1,599.
- Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Lens for Canon DSLRs – now in stock for $899
- Nikon D7100 & AF-S Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens – $1,393.90 (was $1793.90) plus free accessories plus 4% “reward”. Other Nikon camera/lens bundles (40 lenses and 11 cameras) are also discounted through this “The More You Buy The More You Save” promotion.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Site affiliate B&H Photo just sent me a link to a lower $899 price on the bundle that includes Fujifilm X-E1 camera and the 18-55mm lens. This model was well over $1000 with this lens a few months ago and has recently been reduced to $999. The “black Friday” price for the Fujifilm X-E1 with the 18-55 lens at B&H is now only $899 - plus it also includes a shoulder bag, a 16GB memory card and a 6% “reward” offer. If you want to give the Fujifilm X-series cameras a try, this seems like a really great deal to me. (I have this camera and this lens, and I’ve written extensively about this gear.)
Friday, November 29, 2013
Updated Black Friday/Cyber Monday and other deals from site-sponsor B&H Photo. (Additional deals on listed below from prior dates – most are still valid.)
- Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens for $1799 after checkout and $300 mail-in rebate. According to B&H, the price will appear at $2299 on the product page, but will change to $2099 at checkout. A Canon mail-in rebate for $300 is available, bringing final cost to $1799. (Rebate form link)
- Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera for $299 – includes $150 “instant savings” and a Sandisk 32GB memory card.
- Nikon D7000 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only) for $699 after an “instant savings” promotion.
- Nikon 1 J1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm VR Zoom Lens (Silver) for $199 (also available in other colors)
- Nikon Lens/Body Bundle Savings (NOW through November 30 at 11:59PM EST only) “The More you buy… the more you save” Nikon promotion: Purchase a Nikon Df, D7100, D5300, D5200, D610, D7000, D3100, D3200, D5100, D800, and D800E – and get additional savings on a variety of bundled lenses.
- Pentax K-5 II Digital SLR Camera for $599 (body only) by way of $500 “instant savings” promotion
- Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Boxed Version) or Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Download) for $109 with “instant savings” promotion
- Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens (Silver) for $324.95 ($50 “instant savings”)
- Lowepro Pro Roller Lite 150AW (Black) for $119.95 (was $279.95!)
- And… a link to B&H Black Friday Computer Deals.
Use links to verify the pricing and product information at B&H
Thursday, November 28, 2013
FUJIFILM LENS UPDATE - B&H has a “Buy Together and Save” instant savings offer when you purchase a Fujifilm X PRO, X-E2, or X-E1 in a variety of configurations and colors and buy lenses at the same time. Savings on lenses range from $100 to $250 each.
Step 1: Purchase a camera using one of the following links:
- Fujifilm X-E1 Digital Camera Kit (Silver) $999 with 18-55mm lens
- Fujifilm X-E1 Digital Camera Kit (Black) $999 with 18-55mm lens
- Fujifilm X-E1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Silver) $699 – body only
- Fujifilm X-E1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black) $699 – body only
- Fujifilm X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Silver) $1399
- Fujifilm X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black) $1399
- Fujifilm X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Silver, Body Only) $999
- Fujifilm X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black, Body Only) $999
- Fujifilm X PRO $1199 – body only
Step 2: On the camera page at the above-listed links look for the “Buy Together and Save” link (which will likely list one specific lens). This goes to a page listing all of the available lenses and savings. Lenses include the essentially ALL X-series camera lenses, including the most recently announced. (Links not included here, since you’ll need to follow the B&H links when you buy the camera):
- 14mm f/2.8 XF R ultra-wide lens – save $200
- 18mm f/2 XF R lens – save $200
- 23mm f/1.4 XF R lens – save $100
- 27mm f/2.8 XF lens – save $150
- 35mm f/1.4 XF R Lens – save $150
- 60mm f/2.4 XF macro – save $250
- 18-55mm f/2.8-4 XF R LM OIS lens – save $150
- 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 XF R LM OIS – save $200
Lenses are also eligible for a 4% B&H “reward” offer. Note that not all lenses are necessarily available with all cameras. For example, the 18-55mm lens is already included with the bundles. Expires 12/24/13.
BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL NIKON DEALS at B&H (NOW through November 30 at 11:59PM EST only)
- This is one of the “More you buy… the more you save” Nikon promotions. Purchase a Nikon Df, D7100, D5300, D5200, D610, D7000, D3100, D3200, D5100, D800, and D800E – and get additional savings on a variety of bundled lenses.
BLACK FRIDAY – CYBER MONDAY DEALS at B&H (NOW thru Monday at 11:59PM EST)
- Canon IOS 60D DSLR with EFS 18-135mm lens – $899 (was $1199) plus free accessories and FREE SHIPPING
- Nikon D3200 DSLR with 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses – $469.95 (was $196.95) plus free accessories and FREE SHIPPING
- Pentax K-500 DSLR 19th 18-55mm and 50-200mm lenses – $596.95 (was $696.95) plus 4% reward and FREE SHIPPING
- Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Canon – $1099 (was $1399) plus 4% reward and FREE SHIPPING
- Nikon 1 J1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm lens – $219 (was $499) plus 2% reward and FREE SHIPPING
- Canon Powershot G15 Digital Camera – $299 (was $499) plus 2% reward and FREE SHIPPING
- Nikon D7000 DSLR (Body Only) – $696.95 (was $996.95) plus FREE SHIPPING
- Lowepro Pro Roller Lite 150 AW (roller style camera case) – $119 (was $279.95) plus FREE SHIPPING
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
- Site-affiliate B&H Photo has a link to weekly Holiday Shopping updates.
- The Sony Alpha A7 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens is in stock at B&H for $1,998.
- B&H has discounted Nikon D610 Bodies and Body/Lens Bundles and Nikon D5300 Bodies and Body/Bundles at sale prices plus free accessories, free shipping, and 4% reward offer.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Apple MacBooks at B&H
- $100 off on 13.3″ Macbook Air – now $974.95 plus free shipping plus free laptop case or Parallels software.
- $250 off on 15.4″ Macbook Pro with Retina Display – now $1749.95 plus free shipping plus free laptop case or Parallels software
Canon deals at B&H
- Canon EFS 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lens – $529 ($50 off) plus free shipping and 4% “reward” – price will appear in cart at checkout
- Canon EOS 70D DSLR Kit with 18-135mm and 70-300mm lenses – $1,789 (was $2,198) plus free accessories.
- Canon EOS Rebel t5i DSLR (body) – $649 (was $699) plus free accessories
Fujifilm deals at B&H
- Fujifilm X-E1 Digital Camera with XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS lens (black body camera) – $999 plus accessories. (See my Review of this camera and lens)
Tuesday November 19, 2013
(Updated to fix link errors and differentiate between available versions and versions available of pre-order.)
As you may know, I am an enthusiastic user of the Fujifilm X-E1 mirrorless rangefinder-style digital camera system. (See an exhaustive review here: Taking Stock of the Fujifilm X-E1 Mirrorless Camera). Recently Fujifilm announced the X-E2, an updated version of this camera. It is now becoming available in limited quantities from site-sponsor B&H.
- Fujifilm X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (silver) – $1399 – shipping now
- Fujifilm X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (black) – $1399 – pre-order
- Fujifilm X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera (body only – silver) – $999 – pre-order
- Fujifilm X-E2 Mirrorless Digital Camera (body only – black – $999 – pre-order
The new body takes the original x-E1, a fine camera in its own right, and improves several elements of its performance – notably in the areas of autofocus performance, video, a faster processor, and more.
Monday, November 11, 2011
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II Lens
I just received word that the price on the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II has been reduced significantly for a limited time by the combination of a sale price, a rebate offer, and a “4% reward” program at B&H. These factors reduce your final cost for this $2500 list price lens to $1899 – before the “4% reward” kicks in, and that should be worth another $75+ or so.
Since this is a “hidden” deal, there are a few instructions to follow:
- Follow this link. The price will appear as $2499.
- Add it to your cart and the price at checkout will be $2199.
- A $300 cash-back rebate offer reduces your cost to $1899 – be sure to get the rebate form from the order page.
- B&H offers and additional “4% reward” that you can use for other purchases at B&H.
If this is a lens that you have been considering, this might be a great time to pick one up!
Think Tank Photo roller bag “Black Friday” offer (already underway!)
Site sponsor Think Tank Photo has announced a “Black Friday Special” that actually starts now. There is a $50 rebate on their rolling camera bags, and if you order a roller bag plus an Urban Disguise shoulder bag you are are eligible for a $100 rebate – plus the they currently offer free shipping on all Think Tank Photo gear. Click this link to take advantage of this offer - and you’ll be taken to the roller bag page where there is also a link to the rebate form.
(I use Think Tank Photo’s Airport Accelerator Backpack as my primary camera equipment bag. It holds my two full frame bodies, a bunch of lenses, electronic flash, various accessories, and more – and it has given me great service in all sorts of conditions.)
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Today Nikon announced a new Nikon Df DSLR camera that is revolutionary by being retro! ;-)
Today there are many who find some features of older SLR cameras to be appealing and perhaps, in some ways, preferable to some of the interface elements on modern DSLRs. (Among these people are an older generation that started out with those classic camera and a newer generation that has rediscovered the older cameras at thrift shops and garage sales.) The older SLR film cameras were often tightly constructed, mostly of metal, with clean lines. They featured external manual controls for essentially all features of the camera. Using them was, in many ways, a very different experience from using todays digital cameras, where single dials and buttons perform multiple functions and you must look at LCD displays to see what you are adjusting.
It seems to me that what Nikon may have done here is take some of the best features of the older cameras (physical control knobs, smaller and tighter design, liberal use of metal parts, etc) and fuse them with a thoroughly modern digital camera. Make no mistake, this is not an “old school” camera – it is a modern camera that carries forward some proven design elements from an earlier era. This may not be for everyone, but lots of photographers are going to like this.
You can pre-order the camera and a new 50mm lens that was designed to complement it at B&H now.
- Nikon Df DSLR Camera (black) - $2, 746.95 preorder
- Nikon Df DSLR Camera (silver) - $2,746.95 preorder
- Nikon Df DSLR Camera (black) with 50mm f/1.8 Lens – $2,996.95 preorder
- Nikon Df DSLR Camera (silver) with 50mm f/1.8 Lens – $2, 996.95 preorder
- Nikon Special Edition AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G AF-S Lens – $279 preorder
© Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.
G Dan Mitchell is a California photographer and visual opportunist whose subjects include the Pacific coast, redwood forests, central California oak/grasslands, the Sierra Nevada, California deserts, urban landscapes, night photography, and more.
Text, photographs, and other media are © Copyright G Dan Mitchell (or others when indicated) and are not in the public domain and may not be used on websites, blogs, or in other media without advance permission from G Dan Mitchell.