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Deal Alert — X-Rite i1 Display One Pro

This isn’t the typical post here, but today only there is a great deal on the X-Rite i1 Display One Pro calibration system at site-affiliate B&H Photo. The device calibrates computer and other monitors and projectors and has a bunch of other useful features that I won’t list here. If you need such device, this sounds like a great time to get it. Here are the details:

  • Big savings on X-Rite i1 Display One Pro calibration system at B&H — Regular price $249. $95 off right now makes the cost $154. An additional $25 mail-in rebate brings your final cost to only $129! VERY LIMITED TIME OFFER – ENDS AT MIDNIGHT EST TODAY or when supplies run out. This unit calibrates a wide range of monitors and projection systems.

Note the VERY LIMITED DURATION of this offer. It ends tonight at midnight EST or sooner if supplies run out. Now, off to see about ordering… ;-)

X-Rite I1 Display Pro
X-Rite I1 Display Pro

Canon, Nikon, Sony Deals Ending

Since this is timely, I’m interrupting the “usual stuff” on the blog to share…

Site sponsor B&H reports that a number of Canon, Nikon, and Sony promotion/rebate offers are ending*… and that they will not be extended. There are also rumors floating about that Canon is going to try to return to enforcing MAP (minimum advertised pricing) on their photography equipment in April, and that this could make it more difficult to find bargains for a while.

*IMPORTANT: The B&H website will NOT accept orders between Friday March 28 at 7:15 PM EDT and Saturday, March 19 at 8:45PM EDT. For many of you, this may make TODAY the final day to order!

Follow these links for full details.

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.
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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II – Special Pricing

Right now B&H has a special that can get you the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II zoom lens for a total cost of only $1799. According to B&H there are a few steps you need to follow in order to get the special pricing:

  1. On the B&H website, to go the page for this lens. You will see a higher “MAP” price.
  2. Add the lens to your cart to see a lower $1999 price.
  3. After purchase, use the $200 mail-in rebate (form available here) to bring your total cost down to $1799.

The lens is also eligible for free shipping and a “2% reward” from B&H.

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II Lens

I’ve been using this lens during the past year for everything from landscape photography to photographing musicians and rehearsals and concerts, and I’m very happy with it.

Note: I made a mistake in the initial post of this offer and included the letters “IS” in the name of the lens. I have corrected the mistake—this is NOT an image-stabilized (IS) lens!

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Canon 6D DSLR and 24-105mm Lens Bundle Deal

I just got an email from B&H Photo about a special bundle pricing on the Canon EOS 6D DSLR bundled with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens$500 off at $1999. (The initial price on the landing page will appear to be $2499—the discounted price appears after you add the product to your shopping cart.)

The 6D is Canon’s excellent full frame DSLR which produces photographic quality essentially equivalent to that of the more expensive 5DIII. The 24-105mmm f/4L IS lens (which I own) is a fine and versatile lens for a wide range of types of photography. The combination is the core of a fine system for many photographers. If you have been considering moving the the full-frame 6D, this sounds like a great deal.

By the way, a few years back I wrote that it would not be all that long before high quality full frame DSLRs would be available in the price range of what were then the high end crop sensor bodies – like today’s 7D. Well, considering what the list price is of this lens alone, we are now there and more!

Canon 6D DSLR with Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS
Canon 6D DSLR with Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS

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Fujifilm X-T1 Digital Mirrorless Camera Announcement

FujimilmXT1

Fujifilm has announced their new X-T1 Mirrorless Camera. The rumors regarding this new camera have been rampant for the past few weeks, and here is what we now know:

  • 16.3 MP X-trans 1.5X cropped sensor
  • ISO 100-51200
  • 8fps continuous shooting
  • Improved hybrid AF system incorporating contrast- and phase detection methods
  • Improved manual focus with digital split image and focus peaking
  • Faster, higher density, and larger electronic viewfinder
  • 1080p HD Video
  • WiFi
  • Expanded manual control dials for shutter speed, +/- 3 EV exposure compensation, ISO,  aperture (on many lenses), and more.

A number of features get my attention. My Fujifilm X-E1 works well at high ISO values, but this camera appears to take the much farther extending the lowest ISO from 200 to 100 and the highest all the way to 51600. The specifications and early reports on the web suggest that the AF system has been significantly improved, even beyond those improvements on the X-E2. The added manual controls are going to help a lot for the sorts of photography that many of us do with this sort of camera, where we need to change settings quickly and without going through menus. There are lots of other improvements, large and small, too numerous to mention here.

I’m very interested in this camera. My X-E1 is a wonderful little picture-making tool that complements my larger DSLR system – and the X-T1 sounds like it has been designed to significantly improve on this effective concept. (There is a very good chance that I’m going to get one.)

The camera is available for pre-order now at site sponsor B&H:

Related: Taking Stock of the Fujifilm X-E1, X-E2 & X-T1 Mirrorless Cameras


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.
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Black Friday: Fujifilm X-E1 With Lens at $899

Fujifilm X-E1 with kit lens

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 (perhaps $1399?) 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.)

(I think that this deal can be combined with the Fujifilm X-Series Lens Bundle Discounts that was announced a few days ago – giving $100-$250 additional savings on lenses purchased with the camera/lens bundle. Check this on the B&H web site – it was available a couple of days ago, but these things change quickly sometimes.)

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Fujifilm X-Series Lens Bundle Discounts Return

Site affiliate B&H has a “Buy Together and Save” instant savings offer when you purchase a Fujifilm X PROX-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:

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. (Check the B&H site for full details.)

See my post (“Taking Stock of the Fujifilm X-E1 & X-E2 Mirrorless Cameras“) for a review and more information about the Fujifilm X-series cameras and the Fujinon lenses. 

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.
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