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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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Fujifilm X-T1 Digital Mirrorless Camera Announcement

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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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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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Black Friday – Cyber Monday Specials at B&H

From site sponsor B&H Photo…

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.

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BLACK FRIDAY – CYBER MONDAY DEALS at B&H (NOW thru Monday at 11:59PM EST)


 

Quick Note About Product Posts

From time to time I highlight certain products in posts here at the blog – often as part of my own review or report on the product or because of some special pricing or other offer. Since it is “that time of year” you are likely to see a few more than usual, so I thought I’d say a few things about this.

  • The blog has an “affiliate” relationship with several manufacturers/vendors. When you make a purchase by clicking a link on my blog a small percentage of the purchase price is returned to me, and this helps support the blog. If you like the blog, and especially if my reviews or reports have helped you with your purchase decision, I would be grateful if you would purchase through these links.
  • Purchasing though these links does not change your cost – you pay the same whether you purchase through my links or go directly to the vendor site. (A few offers come only through affiliate links and your price may be higher if you purchase directly.)
  • I currently only share links to vendors I do business with myself and/or whose products I have purchased and used.
  • In addition to occasional posts on specific offers from affiliate vendors, there are links to them in the sidebar of this web site. You can use those links to purchase any item from these vendors.
  • Not all links to professional photography services that I share are part of an affiliate relationship. For example, from time to time I mention things like photography workshops – most often by photographers I know and whom I recommend simply because I think the workshops are valuable.
  • There are more special offers at certain times of the year – like right now as the holidays approach!
  • The Deals Page archives recent offers.

Thanks for your support of the blog!

Dan

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 Update: Canon L Lenses – “limited time” (12/17/12)

UPDATE: – Canon 5D Mark II bundle for $1599, and very low price on Canon Powershot S100.

  • Canon 5D Mark II Body for $1599.00 – (click to add to your cart to see the discount price) – bundle also includes Pearstone LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V 1450mAh), Vello BG-C2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 5D Mark II, SanDisk 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme 400x UDMA.
    A word about this camera: I shoot the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Although there is a newer Canon EOS 5D Mark III now, for many photographers the 5D2 will perform extremely well and at barely half the cost. Although I could upgrade to the new 5DIII, I have chosen to stick with the 5DII since it performs so well for me. If you have been waiting to get a full frame Canon camera, this may well be what you have been waiting for!
  • Canon S100 – $249.00 (add to cart to see this price) – this is a fine little “pocketable” camera that has a number of serious camera features. I sometimes use one for informal shooting when I don’t want to take out the full DSLR rig.

A quick note this morning about limited time discounts on four popular Canon L zooms at site-affiliate B&H – including the new 24-70mm f/2.8 L II zoom and the popular 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS and 16-35mm f/2.8 L lenses.

“In cart” means that you need to click the link and then add the item to your cart in order to see the reduced pricing.

As always, see the Deals Page for this and other recent special prices. (Please check the links for full and accurate details from B&H.)

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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B&H Update: Nikon, Canon, Fujifilm, and Apple (12/16/12)

Today’s update from site-affiliate B&H Photo includes lens and camera products from Nikon, large discounts on four Canon L lenses and one non-L prime, a lens and a camera from Fujifilm, and an Apple iMac. Additional offers are listed on the Deals Page at this blog.

Nikon – a 70-200mm telephoto zoom, A D600 bundle at over $800 off, and a discount on D800 DSLR bodies.

Canon – Significant discounts on four L lenses and the inexpensive 50mm f/1.8 II

Fujifilm – new lens for the Fujifilm X-Pro-1 rangefinder style camera, discount on the XF1

Apple – new iMac model

Notes: Some items must be added to the cart at the B&H web site in order for you to see the lower prices. It is still possible to order as of this date and receive the items in time for holiday gift-giving. Information came from B&H, so please follow links to B&H to verify prices and other information listed here.