Today's Photo Deals
Updated Thursday, 03 December 2013 at 4 PM, New York City time.
All subject to availability. These sell out, expire and change price quickly. They were correct when I published them, but it's unlikely you are reading this the same minute I published it..
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World's best DSLR: Canon 5D Mark III with 24-105mm f/4L IS: click Buy Together and Save, add the Pixma Pro100 printer for $3,347.00 price after mail-in-rebate. Heck, I paid more than this for just my 5D Mk III body!
The Canon tele I shoot myself: Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS USM: Price at Checkout $1,199.00, Final Price after mail-in-rebate: $999.00. 70-200/4 IS review. I haven't seen it this low since I bought mine back in 2007!
More great stuff:
Sony SLT-A58 and 18-55 and 55-200mm, HVL-F20M Flash: Price after $50 Adorama Gift Card $498.00.
Cyber Monday Deals
Nikon D7000 for $699 new or for $649 refurbished. The D7000 is my top pick for the best DSLR for serious shooters on a budget. It's essentially a DX D610, for 1/3 the price. When I have one or the other in my hand, I can't even tell which I'm using except if I look at the label on the front — or through the finder, in which case the two cameras have the same AF system, but the AF areas cover almost all of the finder in my D7000 instead of just the central region of the D610. I prefer any of these to my D800E or D4 because of their U1 and U2 modes that let me recall all my settings for different kinds of shots instantly.
Canon 5D Mark III mega-kit with 24-105mm L IS, 70-300mm IS USM and 40mm f/2.8 STM, Canon 600EX-RT Flash, 32GB Class 10 SDHC Card and Camera Bag: Reg $5,396.00 Price at checkout $4,399 with Free Shipping and 2% Adorama Rewards.
Canon 6D mega-kit with 24-105mm f/4L IS, 70-300mm IS USM and 40mm f/2.8 STM lenses, Canon 600EX-RT Flash, 32GB Class 10 SDHC Card, and Camera Bag: Reg Price $3,896.00 Price at checkout $2949.00, includes Free Shipping and 2% Adorama Rewards.
Canon 70D mega-kit it with 18-135mm IS STM, 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS and 40mm f/2.8 STM, Canon 600EX-RT Flash, 32GB Class 10 SDHC Card and Camera Bag: Regular Price $2,992.42. Price at checkout $2,149.00 with Free Shipping and 2% Adorama Rewards.
Canon T5i mega-kit with 18-55mm IS STM, 75-300mm III and EF 50mm f/1.8 II, Camera Bag, 16GB SDHC Card, USB Card Reader, Tripod, and Adorama Memory Card Case: Regular Price $1,266.75. Price at checkout $859 with Free Shipping and 2% Adorama Rewards.
Canon T5i mega-kit with 18-135mm IS STM, 75-300mm III, and 50mm f/1.8 II, Camera Bag, 16GB SDHC Card, USB Card Reader, Tripod, and Adorama Memory Card Case: Regular Price $1,466.75. Price at checkout $999 with Free Shipping and 2% Adorama Rewards.
Canon T3i mega-kit with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II, 75-300mm III, and 50mm f/1.8 II lenses, Camera Bag, 16GB SDHC Card, USB Card Reader, Tripod, and Adorama Memory Card Case: Regular Price $723.00. Price at checkout $649 with Free Shipping and 2% Adorama Rewards.
Canon SL1 mega-kit with 18-55mm IS STM, 75-300mm III, and 50mm f/1.8 II Lenses, Adorama Flash, Camera Bag, 16GB SDHC Card, USB Card Reader, Tripod, and Adorama Memory Card Case: Regular Price $1,149.00. Price at checkout $699 with Free Shipping and 2% Adorama Rewards.
Canon T3 mega-kit with 18-55mm IS, 75-300mm III, and 50mm f/1.8 II Lenses, Camera Bag, 16GB SDHC Card, USB Card Reader, Tripod, and Adorama Memory Card Case: Regular Price $764.00. Price at Checkout $529.00 with Free Shipping and 2% Adorama Rewards.
Black Friday Deals
You asked, so here you go:
Think Tank Black Friday special: order any rolling camera bag and get a $50 mail-in rebate. Order a roller plus an Urban Disguise shoulder bag and get a $100 mail-in rebate. As always, everything comes with free shipping.
Think Tank Black Friday special: order any rolling camera bag and get a $50 mail-in rebate. Order a roller plus an Urban Disguise shoulder bag and get a $100 mail-in rebate. As always, everything comes with free shipping.
Working for the DEAL: Canon 50mm f/1.2 L for $1,259 — with free USA shipping and 4% rewards!
Now that you're paying attention, to get the masterpiece Canon 180mm Macro for only $1,249:
1.) Click this page and click ADD TO CART for the USA version. Price on this page is $1,439.
2.) A window pops up with a price of $1,619. Click CHECKOUT. Price is still $1,619.
3.) Click PROCEED TO CHECKOUT. Price drops magically to $1,439, and shipping is free, at least in most of the USA.
4.) When it arrives, fill out and mail page two of this form for a $180 American Express reward card to spend as you like.
Thus $1,439 - $180 = $1,259, and you also get a rewards card for 4% to use later at Adorama, heh heh. You can't afford not to get this deal.
Working for the DEAL: Canon 5D Mk III and printer and more for $2,999 — with free shipping and 4% rewards!
To get this price:
1.) Click on the item bundle and click ADD TO CART. Price is $3,875, including a nice printer, paper and 64 GB SanDisk card.
2.) A window pops up with a price of $3,875. Click CHECKOUT.
3.) Click PROCEED TO CHECKOUT. Price drops magically to $3,399, which is what you pay for now. Shipping is free, at least in most of the USA.
4.) When all this arrives, read the fifth page of this rebate form and fill-out and return the sixth page for a $400 American Express reward card to spend as you like.
Thus $3,399 - $400 = $2,999 for a 5D Mark III and more. In fact, most people simply eBay the printer and paper, making the final price even lower than $2,999 if you're really cheap. The printer alone sells over eBay for about $150.
But wait — there's more! You also get a rewards card for 2% to use later at Adorama, heh heh. You can't afford not to get this deal.
The 5D Mark III is the best DSLR ever made. I paid $3,500 for mine. Get it cheap while you can.
Working for the DEAL: Canon 180mm Macro for $1,249 — with free shipping and 4% rewards!
Now that you're paying attention, to get the masterpiece Canon 180mm Macro for only $1,249:
1.) Click on the lens and click ADD TO CART.
2.) A window pops up with a price of $1,579. Click CHECKOUT.
3.) Click PROCEED TO CHECKOUT. Price drops magically to $1,399, and shipping is free, at least in most of the USA.
4.) When it arrives, fill out and mail page two of this form for a $150 American Express reward card to spend as you like.
Thus $1,399 - $150 = $1,249, and you also get a rewards card for 4% to use later at Adorama, heh heh. You can't afford not to get this deal.
As always, for those willing to put in this effort, there are deals to be had.
The Mamiya 7 has been the world's best camera since the 1990s.
It's the most portable, well thought-out and easiest-to-use camera, along with having the highest real-world resolution available in any hand-held camera, now for $1,400 off.
Secret Sales: Checkout versus Cart prices
For the Canon deals I've found recently, the price in-cart isn't the price you pay.
I've uncovered some secret sales where the price drops below the in-cart price as you complete the checkout process, and then you get a mail-in rebate after that.
The Internet marches on, and these prices and specials change from minute to minute.
Canon 100-400mm Sale
$1,359: Canon 100-400mm L USM IS: Regular price $1,699, price during checkout: $1,359! (it will show as more in cart; you have to checkout to get the secret discount.)
Canon Hot Deals (not live until 3PM NYC time 25 October 2013)
$999: Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS: Reg Price $1,499. Price at checkout $1,299, minus $300 mail-in-rebate makes final $999.00, and includes + 4% Adorama rewards and free shipping
$2,248: Canon 6D with 24-105mm f/4L IS: Reg $2499.00, click "buy together and save" to add the printer and paper, and the final price after $400 mail-in rebate drops to $2248.00, and includes 4% rewards and free shipping.
$1,038: Canon 70D. Reg Price $1199.00, click "buy together and save" to add the printer and paper, final price after $400 mail-in rebate is $1038.00, and includes + 4% rewards and free shipping.
Canon 70D with 18-55mm IS STM and 55-250mm IS II IS: Reg. $1,649.00. Add the printer (use the "buy together and save" link on the ptroduct page) and then price after instant rebate is $1,198!
Canon 5D Mark III with 24-105L IS and 600EX-RT flash: Reg. $5,646.99. Add the printer (use the "buy together and save" link on the ptroduct page) and then price after instant rebate is $3,999.
Nikon D600: $1,679 brand-new! Reg $1,999, also includes free SanDisk 32GB card, extra 3rd party battery, bounce flash gizmo, Slinger bag and monopod, 4% rewards and Free Shipping!
Nikon D600 and 24-85mm VR: $1,929.95: Reg Price $2,696.95, also includes 4% rewards and Free Shipping.
Nikon D600, 24-85mm VR and 70-300mm VR, Nikon Bag, 32GB Card, WU-1b Wi-Fi, Nikon School Guide to Digital Photography: $2,399. Reg $3,349.95, and includes + 4% rewards and Free Shipping.
Canon S100 for $194.95. Was $429 new, now $194.00 refurbished — with free shipping!
Canon 70D, 18-55mm IS STM and Pro100 printer: $1,185. Reg. $1,349.00. Add the Canon Pro100 printer and the price drops to $1185 after instant rebate, and includes 4% Adorama Rewards and Free Shipping.
SanDisk Extreme II 240GB Solid State Drive: $199. Reg Price $229.95, includes Free Shipping.
SanDisk Extreme II 480GB Solid State Drive: 359. Reg $459.95, and includes Free Shipping.
NEW: Canon Rebates Return!
Just when it all started to make sense, Canon now does two kinds of rebates: the good kind, which are instant rebates, and the bad kind, which require us to mail in box tops.
The mail-in rebates are bigger, but Canon is gambling that many of us will forget to mail them in.
It includes a whole bunch of DSLR video acessories like a 3x viewfinder loupe, clapboard, wireless adapter, 32GB card, zoom lever ring and pro mic essentially for free along with the price of the camera and lenses.
DEALS: Canon 50mm f/1.2 L: $1,299 (reg. $1,499): Use Coupon Code S123456789 during check out for price, Free Shipping and 2% rewards.
CANON 5D Mk III with 24-105L: $4,099.
(more on the Samsung Series 7 XE700T1C ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T Slate Tablet, reg. $998 before rebates.)
Canon SX50 HS 12MP, 50x Optical Zoom, 24-1200mm eq. stereo HD: Reg. $429, Sale $329. Use Coupon Code S123456789 for price and includes free shipping and free Canon calculator.
Canon SX280 HS 12.1MP, 20x Optical Zoom, 3.0" LCD in black or in red: reg. $329, hit the "Buy together and save" option to add a magic free calculator and the price drops to $259!
Asus MeMO Pad 7" Android 4.1 Tablet Computer, VIA WM8950 1GHz, 1GB DDR3 RAM, 16GB Flash, 1MP HD Sensor Camera, Gray: reg $119.99, sale $99.99, expires 08/20/2013. (not sure how you get the lower price.)
DEAL: Canon T3i, 18-55mm, 55-250mm IS and PIXMA Pro-100 Printer + Photopaper $599.00. (Click on buy together & save and select the bundle, Expires 7/1/2013) Free Shipping!
DEAL: Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW: $49.99. Use coupon code: S4595955 during check-out, Expires 7/1/2013. Free Shipping!
DEAL: Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS (refurbished) and $50 Adorama Gift Card: $379.00 with free shipping! (Expires 6/29/2013).
24-hour DEAL: Nikon D90 with 18-105 VR: $599, with free shipping and 2% rewards. (usually $1,199)!
This deal expires at noon, 06 June 2013, New York City time.
DEALS: Canon's Newest Rebates.
They are usually $269.00, but use secret coupon code S0511113 on checkout and you'll get it for only $229.00 - with free shipping!
This deal expires on 16 May 2013.
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 VR/IS Reg. $359.00, Rebate Price $259.00. (Starts Tuesday, 07 May 2013 and ends 15 May 2013; currently there is an $50 rebate but starting tomorrow it will increase to $100 off!)
Sunpak grip ballhead tripod, for only $24.95 — with free shipping!
Another deal is the Dolica AX570B001 for $29.99. It includes an excellent case, which the Sunpak does not.
Voigtländer Lens Specials
Voigtländer 25mm f/0.95 for micro 4/3. Reg. $1,199.00; Special: $999.00.
Voigtländer 17.5mm f/0.95 for micro 4/3. Reg. $1,249.00; Special: $1,149.00.
All with free shipping. Expires 15 May 2013.
SlickPic Spring Savings
Get $30 off the first year of your PRO subscription. Offer expires at the end of the day on Monday, May 6.
This deal is for 2 days only: G-Technology 500GB G-CONNECT Wireless Storage for iPad/iPhone. Reg. $189.95, Coupon Price $99.95. Use Coupon Code S0502131. Expires 02 May 2013.
Refurbished Nikon D600 for $1,599!
Would I buy refurbished? You bet! I only bought my D600 new because I had to — there were no refurbs available when it came out. Today, duh, I'd much rather pay $1,599 for a refurb than $2,000 for a new one.
The Nikon D90 is amazing; it was announced back in August 2008, and Nikon still sells them new today. They were $900 at introduction.
Refurbished Nikon D7000 for $719.
Canon 6D Review. The world's second-best DSLR overall at any price, and if size or weight or price matters, it's the world's very best DLSR. In fact, I haven't gotten to updating everything, but the Canon 6D has much better image quality than the LEICA M9 as far as color is concerned, and the 6D is so light I'd forget the LEICA today. Full-frame DSLRs have finally caught up after three years with the 6D.
Canon 7D review. Canon's best 1.6x format DSLR.
Canon 35/1.4 L review. The Canon 35/1.4 L is the best 35mm f/1.4 SLR lens I've tested, and much less expensive than Nikon's plastic copy. It's been in Canon's catalog for a while, so it's a screaming deal on a superior lens.
Nikon D600 Deals
Adorama tells me all three of these below now also include a free Nikon ME-1 S-t-e-r-e-O microphone and free shipping:
Nikon D600 with Nikon 24-85mm VR: $1,996.95.
Epson Pro 4900 Deal
Adorama has refurbished Epson Pro 4900 17" Printers on sale for $1,149.
Hot Close-out Deals
Flashpoint Air Case for Lighting Reg. $149, Special $99.95.
Adorama Belle Drape Scenic Series, 10x12' Painted Muslin Background, Style #907. Color: Pink Hearts with Stars. Reg. $159.95, Special $89.95.
Flashpoint Gimbal Head 2 with Quick Release Plate, Supports upto 7.5 lbs. Reg. $105.05, Special $99.95.
Adorama White 20" Umbrella with Universal Swivel Holder reg. $19.95, Special $12.99.
Adorama Officers Camera & Notebook System Bag, Black, , Soft Leatherette, for 15" Diagonal Notebooks. Reg. Price $89.95, Special $29.95.
Olympus Deal: Adorama's got the Olympus E-P3 with 14-42mm on sale for $499.
It also includes free shipping, a case and an 8GB card. It used to be $899!
Nikon D800 Deals
Adorama's got the D800 and a boxload of extras on sale for just $2,796.95. It also includes free 2 day shipping and 4% rewards, whoo hoo!
Adorama also has a limited number of Nikon-refurbished Nikon D800s for sale for just $2,299.99 each — with free shipping! Pay $7.95 for Adorama's VIP club, and they'll throw in a full year's extra warranty as well.
Manhattan-only Apple deals
Valid for walk-in only. Merry Christmas!
Nikon D600 & 24-85 VR Give-Away
Adorama is giving away D600s, and throwing in the 24-85 VR and extended warranty, a 32 GB card, a case, a spare battery & charger, a remote trigger, Wi-Fi adapter and a cleaning kit, all for $1,996.95 — less than I paid for my bare D600 body a couple of months ago.
Not only are they throwing in a $600 lens, case and a bunch of other goodies for over $100 less than I paid for my bare body, they're throwing in 4% rewards as well.
If you're not upgrading to Canon (the Canon 6D is so much better than the D600), now is the time!
Canon Point-and-Shoot Deal: $69!
Adorama's got the Canon A2400 (16 MP, 28-140mm equiv. 5x optical zoom, 2.7" LCD, Li-Ion battery and charger) on sale for $69 in black or silver, or in baby blue or pink for the ladies. (The picture of the black version looks a bit brown me.)
Nikon D3100 with lens: $379!
The Nikon D3100 is essentially the same as the Nikon D3200, and sells for only $477 with lens, or refurbished for only $379 with lens. Pay $7.95 for Adorama's VIP club, and they'll throw in a full year's extra warranty as well.
Canon 5D Mark III Deals
Nikon D4 Deal
Fuji X-Pro1 Sale
Nikon D5100 Deals
If I needed one of these, you'd better believe I'd be snatching up these refurbs instead of waiting for the same thing — the D5200 — for probably twice the price, once Nikon USA cleans-out stock on the D5100.
Kits with 1 lens are now $599, and kits with 2 lenses are now $699. Some of these kits add a memory card and a spare battery for only $10 more. Get them while you can!
Africa at $2,000 off!
Just for you folks, Marc Muench has offered $2,000 off the last availabe spot on his 2013 African Photo Safari.
This $2,000-off deal is only available until November 12th, 2012.
Nikon D800 Sale
Canon 5D Mark II Deals
Canon 5D Mark II body-only: $1,699.
Canon 5D Mark II with 24-105 IS: $2,499.
Add this printer to your order, and get an extra $400 rebate.
NEW: Canon T4i & 40mm STM Secret Deal $686.95.
Adorama's got a secret deal running on a T4I bundle. To get it:
1.) click here to go to Adorama's T4i page, where the body only sells on sale forå $748.
2.) Click the "Buy Together and Save $100" link towards the top of the page between the photo of the camera and the price.
3.) A new window opens with more stuff you can click to add to the order.
4.) Click the button next to the 40mm STM lens.
5.) Click the big ADD TO CART button.
6.) You'll see that magically there now is the T4i body, the 40 STM lens, some free printer paper, some software for 95¢, and a printer for $228. Your total is now $1,086.95.
7.) There is a $400 mail-in rebate on that printer, bringing your total outlay for this cornucopia of goodies down to only $686.95, which is a screaming deal for the T4i alone, much less with the 40mm STM lens. Ditch some of this loot on eBay, and your outlay is even less!
Here's a nice silver 64" 16-rib umbrella for just $33.95, if you use coupon code S1030303 on checkout.
ScanCafe News and Deal
ScanCafe just extended their 21% discount deal for new customers through the end of the year.
Use code ROCKWELLUSA. Not valid in combination with any other offer, or with value kits, or gift cards, or gift boxes, or photo restoration. Expires December 31, 2012, and is valid only for new customers.
ScanCafe also has added a USA Express option for even faster photo scanning turn-around, and now also scans movie film and transfers video. See it all at their site.
Sunpak PZ40X II Flash for Nikon 35mm and DSLRs: reg $179.95 special $69.95.
Nikon V1 with Nikkor 10-30mm VR: reg $896.95, $379 with Coupon Code S1111111 on checkout.
Think Tank Specials
Receive one of these free with your order: The Urban Disguise Attachment Straps lets you attach Modular, Skin, or Multimedia components to the sides, and a tripod to the bottom, of an Urban Disguise V2.0 shoulder bag. Or, receive a Shoulder Harness V2.0, which converts an Urban Disguise shoulder bag into a backpack.
SanDisk price drops
5D Mark III Sale!
You know you want it.
LEICA PRICE DROP!
Who hoo! Canon instant rebates are back. These are always when I get all my new Canon lenses.
These instant rebates are really just price drops: there are no forms to mail in or UPCs to cut out of your boxes; the price is just lower:
Canon Wide-Angle Lens instant rebates (including the 20mm lens I used for the shot above, which I suggest as a great lens at an even better price compared to the 17-40 or 16-35 lenses most people buy for two to three times the price.)
Canon 5D Mark III DEALs
Do these ever stop getting better and better? Oh well, no time like the present to get a 5D Mk III if you don't already have one, or of course having a spare so you never have to change lenses is good, too:
Canon 5D Mark III with Canon 24-105L IS and Lexar 64GB Professional 600x SDXC UHS-I Memory Card and B + W 77mm UV (Ultra Violet) Haze Multi Coated (2C) Glass Filter — and Canon 200-DG Digital Gadget Bag: Reg. $4,451.85, Special $4,299.01!
Are you paying attention? This is the 5D3 and the 24-105L, with a $70 filter and a $135 memory card thrown in for free, and a Canon digital bag thrown in, all for free, with free shipping! Not only that, but the $4,299 price is a deal by itself for just the camera and lens, which sell for $3,465 and $950, or $4,415 bought separately, all at NYC discount prices.
Heck, I paid full price ($3,500) for my 5D Mark III and didn't get anything free.
If you need the 17mm TS-E:
Canon 5D Mark III and Canon 17mm TS-E -: Reg $5,763.00, Mail In $400 Rebate, Total $5,363.00.
Canon 5D Mark III DEAL: Canon 5D Mark III, 24-105L IS, SanDisk 32GB ExtremePRO SDHC Card, Canon Deluxe Photo Backpack 200EG and Red Giant Adorama Production softare bundle for PC/Mac ($599.00 Retail Value), all for the same price as just the body and lens. Reg $5,021.95, on sale $4,599.
Canon T4i Deals
Canon T4i review, the first DSLR that might actually autofocus during movies.
Here's a deal on a bundle with the Canon T4i, a New iPad and a connector cable: Regularly $1,474.99, special at $ 1,375.00 + Free Shipping!
Hakuba Verispod II Monopod/Tripod with MagMount Ball Head, Supports Up to 9lbs: Reg $89.99, Special $39.99.
Dolica ZX Series 60" Professional Carbon-Fibre Tripod with Balanced Ball Head, Load Capacity 17 lbs: Reg $199.99, now $124.95.
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 DX for Nikon: Reg $699, Special $599 + Free Shipping!
Nikon D3100 with 18-55mm VR: Reg $646.95, Special $496.95.
In fact, I'm tempted to put one in my closet for Christmas. I'm sure someone needs a superb DSLR, and they don't get any less expensive than this.
Deal: Canon 5D Mk III Master's Set
Canon 5D Mark III, CANON 70-200/2.8L IS II, CANON 50/1.4, CANON 600EX-RT Flash, CANON PRO 9000 Mk II printer:
Regular price: $7,105.00
Master's Package price: $5,999.00
Master's Package Savings: $1,106.00
Not bad for a Friday.
Think Tank Sling-O-Matic Test Drive Program
Think Tank Sling-O-Matic. bigger.
Starting today and running through the end of August, we can try one of Think Tank's Sling-O-Matic sling bags for free for 30 days.
(Of course with this special offer, the other special offer of free stuff with your order doesn't apply — unless you order some other goodies, too.)
The Sling-O-Matic series are the first sling camera bags that automatically switch back and forth to either shoulder and still keeps gear access upright! They come in three sizes.
Adorama's lab is offering Aluminized Metal Prints at 40% off. Use Code pxmetal40 on check-out.
Nikon 1 J1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with Nikon 1 10-30mm VR Zoom Lens - White - Bundle - with Apple 16GB New iPad with Wi-Fi White, Apple MC531ZM/A iPad Camera Connection Kit, USB Interface
5D Mark III with Canon 24-105L IS, Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM , SanDisk 32GB ExtremePRO SDHC Memory Card, Canon Deluxe Photo Backpack 200EG - Red Giant Adorama Production Bundle for PC/Mac a $599.00 Retail Value
5D Mark III with 2 Canon Lenses, Canon 600EX-RT Flash, Canon Backpack, Tiffen Filter Kit, Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mk II Printer and More...
Canon 5D Mark III and 24-105L IS and free SanDisk 32GB ExtremePRO SDHC Card, free Canon Deluxe Photo Backpack 200EG and free Red Giant Adorama Production Bundle for PC/Mac ($599.00 Retail Value), all for the same price as just the body and lens. Reg $5,021.95, on sale $4,399, use coupon code S6549875 on checkout to get it for $4,299.
Canon T3 Deal: CANON T3 mega-set with 18-55mm IS, 75-300mm, 50mm a printer and more: $599 after instant rebate!
It includes the Canon T3 DSLR with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens , Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II Inkjet Photo Printer, Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III AF Lens, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens, 8GB SDHC Card, Camera Bag, D&S Explorer Tripod, FREE Red Giant Adorama Production software Bundle.
Regularly $1,840.85, special $599.99.
Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 IS Deal: CANON EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM with Tiffen filter kit, cap-keeper and cleaning kit: $1,099!
Canon 17-55mm Review. Hint: all these accessories are free; the lens usually sells for this same price bare, and the included thin wide-angle 77mm filter kit sells for $273 all by itself!!!
Nikon D3X for just $7,099. Use coupon code S7748524 on checkout. (without the special coupon code for you folks, it's still $7,999 for everyone else.)
Canon EOS Rebel T4i Digital SLR Camera,(Body only) - Bundle - with 32GB SD Memory Card, Camera Bag, Spare LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Rehargeable Battery, Cleaning Kit, Screen Protector, FREE: Red Giant Adorama Production Bundle for PC/Mac ($599 retail software):
Reg $1,567.75, special $899.94.00 with free shipping!
Only for you readers and only for new customers: 21% off ScanCafe photo, slide, negative, and video scanning!
Use code ROCKWELL21. Not valid in combination with any other offer, or with value kits, or gift cards, or gift boxes, or photo restoration. Expires May 31, 2012, and is valid only for new customers.
Sigma Rebates end soon.
Nikon 1 Specials
Adorama has some deals for you folks:
Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless 10.1 Megapixels Digital Camera with Nikkor 10-30mm VR Zoom Lens, CMOS CX Sensor, 3.0 inch Display, USB, Black - Bundle - with 32GB SDHC Class 10 Memory Card, Camera Bag, 40.5mm Ultra Violet Filter: Reg $896.95, Instant rebate of $150: final price $746.95.
Nikon 1 J1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with Nikon 1 10-30mm VR Zoom Lens - White - Bundle - with 32GB class 10 SDHC Memory Card, Tiffen 40.5mm Ultra Violet Filter, Professional Lens Cleaning Kit:
Sandisk 32 GB Card Sale
I always keep a 32 GB card in the second slot of each of my cameras that has one, and run that slot as backup. Here's some deals. For backup, you don't need a fast card.
From today until 9 AM tomorrow, NY City time:
SanDisk 32GB CF UDMA 60 mb/s Reg $179.95 spec $87.95.
SanDisk 32GB CF UDMA 6 Extreme Pro 90 mb/s Reg $269.95 spec $139.95.
SanDisk 32GB SDHC UHS-1 30 mb/s Reg $49.95 Spec $25.95.
SanDisk 32 GB SDHC, class 10 45mb/s Reg $59.95 Special $38.95.
SanDisk 32GB SDHC Extreme Pro 95 mb/s Reg Price $109.95 Spec $77.95.
Dolica ZX Series 60" Professional Carbon Fiber Tripod with Balanced Ball Head, Load Capacity 17 lbs: reg price $149.95, special: $124.95.
Canon 10x Zoom DealCanon SX120 IS 10x zoom, 10 MP, 3" LCD camera, just $99 refurbished.
What the intelligent traveler takes on safari, with its 35-350mm (eq.) zoom and big LCD. It's perfect for Africa and the third world, running on AA batteries and being an inexpensive camera; buy a spare to take with you in case one gets stolen or situations get difficult.
It's got a fast lens, f/2.8-4.3, compared to the f/2.8-5.9 (1-stop slower at the long end) lens of the S100.
AA Battery Deal!!!
Here's a special deal just for you folks: the commemorative "Glitter" version of Sanyo's superb eneloop, for just $19.99!
Who hoo! This deal starts in about an hour at 2PM NYC time.
Clever Camera Support on Sale
HandlePod Hand-Supported Camera Stabilizer: Reg. $39.95, Special at $29.95.
DSLR Pro Video Optical Finder on sale
Zacuto Z-Find-Jr Optical Viewfinder: Reg price $251.75 Coupon price 176.75; use coupon code S9876543 on checkout. (wait till 2 PM NYC time 3/28 for it to go live.)
Big Tiny Card Deal
SanDisk 64GB Mobile Ultra microSDHC, up to 30 MB/Sec, Enabled Class 6 Memory Card with SD Adapter: Reg price $139.95, now on special $79.95.
Canon EOS-50D and 18-200 IS: Reg Price $1,999.00, Special at $ 1,799.00, super deal for you guys: $1,599.95
Canon EOS-50D and 18-135 IS: Reg Price $1,799.95, Special at $1,299.00, super-duper deal for you guys: $1,159.95
Pentax K-5 16MP DSLR, Black reg $1,499.95, special: $999.95.
K-5 with 18-55mm and lots of free goodies: $1,299.95.
Olympus and Pentax Deals
Adorama is having a big Pentax and Olympus Sale.
Fuji X100, X10 and Canon S100 Grip Deals
You can get them in different colors for different cameras at Amazon and at eBay, and since a friend makes these, not some mega-corp in some foreign land, here's a 10%-off coupon for all you guys: use super-secret code "kenrockwell" directly at jbcameradesigns.com and you're in!
Flashpoint Stand-alone Photo/Document Scanner. For up-to 4 x 6" (10x15cm) prints; just feed in the prints and it will scan for you (I've not tried this scanner).
Reg $34.99; use coupon code S2253456 to get it for $26.99.
Flashpoint 3 Light Fluorescent Outfit with Stands, Umbrellas, Bulbs, 6" Reflector and Deluxe Case: reg 174.95 spec 134.95 + free shipping.
Canon EOS Rebel XS Digital SLR Camera, 10.1 Megapixel, 2.5-inch LCD Monitor, with 18-55mm Lens - Black. reg 499 coupon price 429, use coupon code S1234567.
Canon 5D Mark II One-Day only sale
All for $2,199: Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body Kit,- USA Warranty - with 8GB CF Memory Card, Spare Canon LP-E6 Battery, Slinger Camera Bag, Flashpoint Professional Battery Grip - FREE: Red Giant Adorama Production Bundle for PC/Mac a $599.00 Retail Value
Canon 7D Sale (Canon 7D Review)
Use Coupon Code S1234567 for any of these. The first two are good deals, but the 28-135 IS is a full-frame lens, and I'd skip it for the 7D unless you plan to get a 5D Mk II, in which case, why would you be buying a 7D?
Use coupon code S2253456 to get it for only $26.99, regularly $44.95.
I just got a SteadePod and am learning it. It's a made-in-USA gizmo that fits in a pocket, and screws into the bottom of a camera and has a retractable steel cord to attach to your belt, or to put under your shoe. American ingenuity, made in America!
Deal: Lowepro SlingShot 202 AW Series, normally $100, special for $59.95
Fuji X100 and X10 deals
These lenses only work on half-frame DSLRs, not full-frame of course.
$159 (reg. 199.99) COOLPIX S9100 (black).
$111.11 (reg. $129.99) COOLPIX S8100 (black).
$74.95 (reg. $109) COOLPIX S6100 (silver).
$59.00 (reg. $99.95) COOLPIX S4100 (plum).
$57.00 (reg. 69.99) COOLPIX S3100 (silver).
Deal: Flashpoint 4x6" Photo Print Scanner: $39.
This tiny Flashpoint Scanner scans prints up to 4x6." It might even scan business cards, whic would be handy since I just gort back from the NAMM show and have more cartds to scan.
I haven't ever tried this scanner, but it you need one, it's only only $39.00 with coupon code S5413012 used at checkout. It's usually $54.95.
Tokina 12-24mm deals
Rainy Season Freebies
Think Tank is handing out free eyepieces with their Hydrophobia rain covers (these cover a big DSLR and pro zoom, and the big one covers up to a 600m f/4).
These are for working pros: you can carry the whole rig by the cover, and the sleeves are big enough to let you control the camera (there's a clear wind
When you check out of the shopping cart you'll be asked which eyepiece you would like to receive for free.
See also my Think Tank Hydrophobia review.
DEAL: Canon T3i kit with 18-135mm IS and much more for $839.95 (regularly $1,235.75). Use Coupon Code S1234567.
DEAL: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 Macro for Canon, regularly $969, now $869.
Lighting Deals. A whole page of them!
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM. Canon's widest full-frame lens. Save 19%: Regular Price $2,359, Sale Price $1919.19.
Canon EF-S 10mm - 22mm Save 24%:
Regular Price $859,
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Save 18%: Regular Price $2,199, Sale Price $1,799.
Canon 60mm f/2.8 Compact Macro Save 26%: Regular Price $469, Sale Price $349!!!
Canon T1i with 18-55, refurbished Save 11%: Regular Price $539.95, Sale Price $479.95.
Canon Rebel T2i Save 11%:
Regular Price $559,
Canon Rebel T2i with 18-55MM, refurbished: Save 17%: Regular Price $639.95, Sale Price $529.
Canon T3i and 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS: Save 24%: Regular Price $1,099, Sale Price $836.
Tokina 12-24mm for Nikon. Usually $599, now 499.
DEAL: Canon T3i body for $624.
DEAL: Canon T2i body for $499.
STEAL OF STEALS: Canon 5D Mark II body KIT for $1,989!!! (kit with the 5D Mk II and 24-105mm f/4 L for just $2,799.)
Canon 5D Mark II with my favorite plastic 50mm f/1.8 lens, SanDisk 16GB Extreme CF card, Adorama Slinger Camera Bag, a second LP-E6 Battery, and free production software supposedly worth $599 for a mere $2,099. Use coupon code S1234567 on checkou.
More instant Canon rebates:
Film Scanner Deals
Pacific Image 120-format scanner for $1,499. Scans from 35mm to 6x12cm at 3,200 DPI.
Pacific Image 5,000 DPI 35mm scanner for $999. Scans up to 37x37mm super slides.
Sigma 10-20mm, usually, $649, now $599 (Sigma 10-20mm review):
DEAL: Adorama 13' background Stand.
It's good only Dec 15-20, 2011. Use coupon code S1232100 to get it for $99.95, with free shipping!
IT'S BACK: Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 for Nikon for only $669. The Tokina 11-16mm is the best ultrawide lens made for the D7000 and better DX cameras with a built-in AF motor. It's usually hard to find at any price because it's just that good - better than Nikon's own lenses!
DEAL: Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 for Sony & Minolta Maxxum for only $719. Note: on 35mm AF Maxxum cameras, only works at longer than 14mm without cutting-off the full-frame corners — still a pretty darn slick way to get a real 15mm lens for full-frame!
DEAL: Canon 7D and 18-135mm IS for $1,699.99 with free shipping. I've bought from these guys before; they are a fisrt-class operation for both new and used.
DEAL: My favorite Dolica AX620B100 tripod is now $35, with free shipping!
It's all-metal, and lighter than any of the far more expensive brands that advertise like crazy. You and I pay for the ads, not the tripod company, so I'll stick with Dolica where we get a much better tripod for less money.
For $35, it includes a ball-head, quick-release and padded case!
DEAL: New Olympus OM-4Ti on eBay for $850 (one only). No one makes them like this anymore.
DEALS: Amazon's Photo Deals.
DEALS: All of Amazon's Deals.
A great deal on a refurbished point-and-shoot. I've never tried one; point-and-shoots come and go too fast.
In-Stock: Nikon D3S at Ritz for $5,450.
NEW: Canon 17mm f/4 L TS-E for $1,939. Use Coupon code# S5554444 on check-out. It's usually $2,500.
Deal: 16" x 16" Softbox for $31.95.
DEALS: Ritz' Black Friday Deals.
The best keeps getting better; I paid $400 for my S95 last year. Canon must be blowing them out to make room for the more profitable $430 S100, which is the same thing with a slower lens and minus one custom function button, but adds some fluff features.
Don't come whining to me when the S95 sells out!
See the 55-200mm VR review for more links to other places with it at about the same price. It's one of my favorite DX lenses, yipee!
See the 55-300mm VR review for more links to other places with it at about the same price.
DEAL: Adorama "Slinger" bag for just $24.95 with Free Shipping! Just use coupon code S1114111 during checkout.
NEW: SanDisk Specials.
Great prices, and even better quantity prices, on SanDisk's best cards.
NEW: The Fuji X100 is in-stock at Amazon right now at only $1,199.95, with free fast shipping for Amazon Prime members. It won't last.
NEW: Only for you readers and only for new customers: 21% off ScanCafe photo, slide, negative, and video scanning!
Use code ROCKWELLROCKS21. Not valid in combination with any other offer, or with value kits, or gift cards, or gift boxes, or photo restoration. Expires December 31, 2011, and is valid only for new customers.
Just for you folks, use coupon code S1231399 on checkout to get your special price, with free shipping!!
It's usually $99.95, but click ADD TO CART, click PROCEED TO CHECKOUT, click ENTER CODE under "Gift Certificates" under "Payment Information," then enter "S1231399" into the "Enter Code Below" box, you'll be credited $19.96 off the price. Whoo hoo!
Use this little recorder for anything, especially audio for DSLR or other video. You put the recorder at your subject and let it run, then use software like Plural Eyes to sync the audio to video later. This way you shoot from where you need to shoot, and the audio is recorded clear and up-close in up to glorious 96kHz/24-bit digital stereo separately from your DSLR without any big mics on-camera or even any wires.
NEW: Sennheiser HD 218i iPhone/iPod/iPad Mic/Headphones 65% off. These on-ear headphones have a mic and controls on the cord for use with Apple iDevices, and are 60% off. No I've never used them, but a deal's a deal.
NEW: Nikon Rebates
NEW: Canon Rebates
NEW: Tamron Rebates
NEW: $120 Complete Lighting Kit Deal
Adorama has a special coupon deal for you, my dear readers.
Use coupon code S0925201 at checkout for this two-light kit, and the price drops to $119.99, with free shipping!
This two-light kit uses continuous 5500K fluorescent lights. I prefer strobes for studio shooting, like Adorama's $400 three-light strobe set, and I learned that these continuous light are both for video, as well as for people who don't have a flash meter or know how to guess exposure on their LCD.
This $120 two-light kit is ideal for an inexpensive way to get great lighting for use making product photos, or anything really. I'd be sure to set a manual white-card white balance for the best color, and I do the same thing with my strobes.
NEW: 20% off Think Tank Sets
The other Modular Set components for sale individually are the Belly Dancer Harness, All the Other Stuff, Bum Bag, LARGE Lens Drop In, Lens Changer 75 Pop Down, Lens Changer 25, Lens Changer 35, Lens Changer 50, Lens Drop In, Lightning Fast, Modular Pouch, RU Thirsty, Speed Changer, Chimp Cage, Trim Changer, and Whip It Out.
The other Skin Set components for sale individually are the Skin 50, Skin 75 Pop Down, Skin Chimp Cage, Skin Double Wide, and Skin Strobe.
See also Think Tank's site. You guys aso get a special free gift with each order for being freinds of mine. Yay!
Adorama has some deals on Pentax K-5 kits:
Pentax K-5 body kit with 8 GB card, spare battery, memory case and camera bag $1,199.95. It used to be $1,599.95.
Pentax K-5 kit with 18-55mm lens, card, spare battery, memory case and camera bag $1,349.95. It used to be $1,749.95.
In each case, the price just dropped $100 and an extra $300 instant rebate drops them each by $400. No, I've never played with the K-5; in fact, I have a K1000 SE here on my desk to review next.
New Olympus in-stock
Adorama just got these in stock:
New Panasonic in-stock
Adorama just got these in stock:
When introduced at $400, I hated the Nikon S70.
Studio Lighting Deal
Novatron doesn't make them like they used to, so here's the same thing, for even less money, from Adorama:
Adorama Three Strobe Set.
Adorama has a $400 three-light strobe set, perfect for portraits and product photography.
It includes three monoblock strobe heads, three stands, and two umbrellas (the third strobe is used as a catchlight from the rear without needing an umbrella).
It also includes a big case about 37" long. The first 50 orders will get a free upgrade to a case with wheels; otherwise, the regular basic case isn't that exciting if you plan to have to haul it around.
These three strobes each plug in the wall with three power cords.
They each have an integral slave, so use your camera's pop-up or shoe-mounted flash on Manual to fire all the strobes together. Of course you can use additinal wireless, radio and IR slaves if you like.
These strobes also operate on battery power if you want to buy additional battery packs, one for each strobe.
The strobes have variable power and modeling lights, and of course to conserve the batteries the modeling lights don't light on battery power.
Flash meters are nice, but I don't use one. Just shoot at about f/16 in manual exposure mode at your lowest ISO, look at your LCD, and adjust the aperture (or lights) to taste.
Hensel Porty Premium 1200 Watt Second Battery Operated, Radio Slave Power Pack: $1,799.95, usually $2,482.
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