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B&H Deals on Canon and Nikon Expiring Today

Some end-of-year special promotional prices on Canon DSLR/lens bundlesCanon lenses and Speedlites, and Nikon DSLR/lens bundles are valid at B&H only through 4:00PM EST time today!

  • Canon DSLRs and DSLR/lens bundles — Savings of up to $650 on many products including 5DIII, 5Ds, 5DsR, 6D, 70D, 7DII, several Rebels
  • Canon lenses and Speedlites — Savings of up to $200 on over 30 lenses, including many excellent and popular models, along with four Speedlite/flash units
  • Nikon DSLR/lens bundles — “Instant Savings” of hundreds to over $1000 on camera bundles including D3300, D5300, D610, D7100, D7200, D750, D810, Df, D4s

Purchases through these links to site-affiliate B&H return a small percentage of your purchase price to support this website. Your price is the same.


G Dan Mitchell is a California photographer and visual opportunist. His book, “California’s Fall Color: A Photographer’s Guide to Autumn in the Sierra” is available from Heyday Books and Amazon.
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Deals: Fujifilm X-Series Special Pricing Announced

A Fujifilm “Instant Savings” promotion just started today (November 15, 2015), and it brings some excellent price reductions on all of the current X-Series cameras and a whole bunch of lenses. This is a great opportunity to acquire or upgrade a Fujifilm system!

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People in front of a San Francisco storefront at night

If you follow this website and my photography, you may already know that I’m a big fan of the Fujifilm X-Series cameras and lenses. I rely on the little X-E1 plus a small set of the excellent Fujifilm lenses for my street and travel photography. This 1.5x cropped sensor camera system performs beautifully.

The list of cameras and lenses is too long for me to describe each piece of equipment. I’ll mention a few, but feel free to leave a comment if you have questions about anything on the list.

Fujifilm X Series Cameras

Summary: The X-Pro1 feels like an old-school interchangeable lens rangefinder camera. The X-Pro1 is the current high-end in this series — and probably the body I would get for my own use if I were buying right now. The X100T is a rangefinder body with a fixed 35mm-equivalent lens. The XT-10 shares many features with the X-T1, including its sensor, but at a lower price. The X-E2 is a very compact rangefinder-style interchangeable lens body with an electronic viewfinder. (It is the updated version of my X-E1.) The X-30 is a very small camera with an integrated zoom lens and a smaller sensor. With the exception of the X-30, all of these cameras use the excellent 16MP, 1.5x cropped sensor Fujifilm x-trans sensor.

X-Pro1: Fujifilm’s innovative interchangeable lens camera combining an optical rangefinder design with an electronic viewfinder.

X-T1: Fujifilm’s flagship interchangeable lens mirrorless camera

X100T: Fujifilm’s compact rangefinder fixed lens camera. Street photographer’s love it.

X-T10: A less expensive but very capable camera modeled on the X-T1.

X-E2: A very compact interchangeable lens mirrorless camera. (I use the X-E1, the predecessor of this model.)

X-30: A very compact mirrorless camera with a smaller sensor and a zoom lens.

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Steep, tree-covered cliffs along the shore of the Konigsee, Berchtesgaden National Park, Germany

Fujifilm lenses for X Series interchangeable lens cameras

Summary: Based on my own experience with a number of the lenses and confirmed by many other reports, the Fujifilm lenses provide first-rate optical performance. The range from very small prime lenses up to large aperture zooms that are competitive with the best from the DSLR manufacturers. I have marked lenses that I own and use with asterisks — *.

This list was compiled carefully, but errors could occur, so verify all prices and other information directly with the linked vendor(s).


Taking Stock of the Fujifilm X-E1, X-E2, S-T1 Mirrorless Cameras — My article with more information about the X-trans cameras from Fujifilm.


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G Dan Mitchell is a California photographer and visual opportunist. His book, “California’s Fall Color: A Photographer’s Guide to Autumn in the Sierra” is available from Heyday Books and Amazon.
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Think Tank Photo – Early ‘Black Friday’ Special on Camera Bags

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.

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(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.)

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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New Canon and Nikon Camera/Lens Bundles

A quick note for folks watching for savings on Nikon and Canon DSLRs and lenses – B&H just announced a set of camera/lens bundles from both brands. Both are available now and are limited-time offers. See the Deals Page on this blog for more information and links to these and other promotions – also including a great Fujifilm X-E1/X-Pro1/lens deal.

(Note that B&H closes for seasonal holidays starting tomorrow – Wednesday, September 4 through Saturday, September 7. You can order right now, or wait a bit longer.)

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B&H Updates: Canon, Sigma, Fujifilm, More

Here is an update with some additional holiday pricing from site-affiliate B&H on Canon Rebel Bodies/kits, Sigma Lens, Fujifilm X10, and tripods/heads. Click links for full information and see the Deals Page on this blog for more updates.

Canon Rebel T4i Packages

Canon Rebel T4i body
Canon EFS 18-135mm IS lens
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens
Value $1497.00, but add to cart and pay only $899

Canon Rebel T4i body
Canon EFS 18-135mm IS lens
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens
Canon EFS 55-250mm IS II lens
Value $1797.00, but add to cart and pay only $999
(B&H instructions: “Click Add to Cart & click Buy Together & Save & Add”)

Canon Rebel T3i
Canon T3i body-only
16 GB memory card
Price when added to cart will be only $499

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 lens for Canon DSLRs
$140 “instant savings” price is $349
(30mm is a good “normal prime” focal length on cropped sensor cameras)

Fujifilm X10 kit – $100 off and now $499

Tripods and Heads

Manfrotto 701HDV Head & MVT502AM Tripod System – $70.00 off
Manfrotto Mvh502A Head, 546B Tripod With Carry Bag – $110.00 off
Oben AC-2310 3-Section Tripod with BA-1 Ball Head Kit – $110.00 off

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 6D is Arriving – With Price Reductions

Shortly after releasing the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (and the Canon EOS-1DX and assorted other goodies), Canon announced a forthcoming less-expensive full-frame DSLR, the EOS 6D, a 20+ MP with a range of attractive features and a price barely above $2000. Right now site-sponsor B&H is offering a $200 “instant savings” on the Canon EOS 6D Digital Camera with Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS Lens bundle that lowers the cost of the lens and camera to only $2,699. The product is also eligible for the B&H “2% reward” – read more about that at the link.

Where does the 6D fit into the Canon eco-system? I think that for many people looking for a first full-frame body, and for many whose primary consideration is purely image quality, the 6D is going to hit the sweet spot. A 20 MP full frame image, assuming you shoot with skill and understand how to post-process, can produce an outstanding print in sizes much larger than the typical user will ever produce. There is every reason to think that the image quality produced by this camera will be essentially indistinguishable from that produced by the fine Canon EOS 5D Mark III. I have not used the camera, but from many reports I have read from those who have had their hands on a copy, it sounds like it will be a fine performer.

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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B&H Black Friday Specials

Site sponsor B&H Photo has a bunch of Black Friday Specials this week – starting today at 9:00 a.m. Some highlights include:

See the main Main Black Friday Specials link for more.

Visit the Deals Page here on this site for other ongoing specials, including ‘instant savings” price reductions on Canon lenses and camera/lens bundles. As always, your purchases though these links on my blog help support this website. Thanks!

G Dan Mitchell is a California photographer 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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