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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Monopod specials at Calumet

Monopods and more monpods are this week's special item at Calumet Photo. These are Calumet-branded monopods and range in price from $10 to $40. They all ship same-day.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Tamron lens mail-in rebates

Amazon has a number of mail-in rebates for a variety of Tamron lenses for the Nikon, Canon and Pentax lenses.

The rebates range from $10 to $90 per lens, and the amount depends on which lens you are getting. This includes both the new Di-II digital lenses and also the traditional 35mm full frame lenses.

The list is long, it includes the popular superzooms, along with the affordable serious lenses that keep 3rd party lens manufacturers in business.

Free cradle and HDMI cable with Samsung NV24hd purchase at Amazon

If you had your eye out on the Samsung NV24hd digital camera, Amazon has added a new teaser! A free cradle and hdmi cable! Just add them together in your shopping cart. Here are the details at Amazon. When you press "Proceed to Checkout" you will see an $80 discount reflected that makes the cradle and HDMI cable FREE!

Sandisk memory card specials at Adorama

Adorama has some great specials on Sandisk memory cards for those who want to take advantage of the gift-card-rebate program! Here are some examples:

  • 16gb Sandisk CF card for $25 after mail-in rebate. Buy two cards, and save more. Buy three cards, and pay an effective after rebate price of $15 per card.
  • 8gb SDHC card for $18 after rebate for one card, and $13 per card after rebate if you buy three cards.

In other words, this is a buy more to save more type of a program, which is great if you are looking to buy more than one memory card, and you don't object to mail-in programs.

Please note that if you are planning to do this, be sure to read the terms and conditions of the rebate program, pay attention to the program dates, follow the instructions, and make a copy of everything you submit.

Please note the rebate arrives as a pre-paid Visa gift card, not as a check. This means you cannot (obviously) deposit it in your bank, but you can use it to pay for things the same way you use a Visa (gift) card.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Amazon Deal of the day: Digital picture frame for just $30

Sunday's deal of the day at Amazon is just $30, and with free shipping and handling. It is the Matsunichi Photoblitz 5.6-Inch 4:3 Digital Picture Frame offering a 5.6" screen with a 300 to 1 contrast ratio, popular memory card support and it is wall mountable. Remember this deal is good throughout Sunday only - as long as the alloted supplies for this promotion do not run out. So do not sleep on it if you are interested.

Staples camera deals (September 21 to 27)

In the land of the generics, for fifty bucks you can get a 5-megapixel Cobra camera or a camcorder, which of course doesn't have a zoom lens. Considering the price, please adjust your expectations!

On the cutesy LiIon-based compacts, we have the colorful Kodak M863 for $110, or the Casio EX-Z80 for $160, and the Sony W150 for $210 and that includes a free memory card.

Staples has a couple of Easy Rebate specials, first the Z8612 IS superzoom digital camera for $150 after a $30 Easy Rebate, and then the Pandigital 7-inch digital picture frame for $50 after a $20 Easy Rebate. The good thing with Easy Rebates is that you can submit them online, no need to mail anything. And Staples is pretty good at processing this consistently and efficiently.

For $15, you can get a 2gb Sandisk SD memory card or a microSD kit also at two gigs. For CompactFlash or Memory Stick Pro Duo, you pay an extra five dollars.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hot deal: Panasonic TZ4K for just $200

If you are looking for an affordable superzoom of the fun variety, and you only want to spend around $200, and want to buy this weekend, you are in luck! J&R World has a special offer the black version of the TZ4 for $200 plus shipping and handling. This is the younger sibling of the TZ5, which costs for around $270 at the moment.

Great deal on the Panasonic FX33 for $150

If you like the silver Panasonic FX33 digital camera, we have a nice deal for you. It is offered by Vanns with free shipping and handling. This is a nice camera, with a lens that starts at 28mm wide, and has an 8-megapixel 1/2.5" sensor. The lens is stabilized.

Friday, September 12, 2008

New DSLR specials from Ritz, Wolf and Camera World

Nothing is hotter than a brand new DSLR for high-tech photographers! And Ritz and Wolf Camera have two of the newest ones!

First up, the Nikon D90 with the 18-105 DX VR lens going for $1300. This is shipping, not a pre-order. The D90 as you may have heard has video and it is the first digital SLR to have a functional video capture mode. Great news if you like to take videos as well, and do not want to carry two devices with you.

But Canon won't stay quiet, they have announced their own mid-range DSLR, this one is available for pre-order for $1400 for body only.

And for Sony fans, the brand new Alpha A900 is available for pre-ordering at the price of $3000!

Special camera deals at J&R World

J&R World has a new wave of specials for us all, so let's take a look!

We start with the cutesy blue Canon SD1100 IS going for $175. This is a new model and has IS (image stabilization) which is a good thing.

For those who don't object to an older camera but want to have a 3" LCD, and don't need an optical viewfinder, and want to pay a low price, we have an option, the Canon SD750 for $170!

And while we are talking J&R World, they have starting taking pre-orders for the new Apple iPod line up. If of course you are a fan of the iPods, because not everyone is :-)

8gb Sandisk Extreme III Compact Flash card

If you have a digital camera that supports Compact Flash memory cards, then you might be interested in this new deal at Buy.com! The deal is the following: An 8gb Sandisk Extreme III CF card can be yours for $65 with free shipping and handling. No rebates by the way. And if you must have it fast, you can upgrade to 2nd day fast delivery for an extra $5.50.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Camera and photo sales right now

At Amazon, let's take a quick look! Hide your wallets!

If you like a hybrid camera/camcorder, then you can get the blue Sanyo VPC E2 for $360 with free shipping and handling. This has 8-megapixels on the digital camera side, and AVC/H.264 video at 640x480 60fps.

The brand new Canon A1000 IS has started shipping for the price of $200, with free S&H. This is a new model and uses a 10-megapixel 1/2.33" sensor with a 4x optical zoom lens. But gone are the manual controls that made the A-series famous, so this camera is more for beginners and intermediate digicams users.

Red red camera! At $100, the red Samsung S73 can be yours for $100, with free shipping. The sensor is 7mp, and it has a 3x optical zoom lens.

And if you love a stylish camera, the black Sony T70 is all yours for $236 with free shipping via OneCall at Amazon. There are obviously new Cybershots announced, which is why the price of the T70 is dropping, thus making it a better deal for you and me!

Thursday, September 04, 2008

20% off battery chargers by Calumet Photo

Batteries, batteries, batteries! Everybody needs them! Calumet Photo is having a special 20% discount on battery chargers.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Nikon D80 with 18-55 DX lens for $750

If you are not a big fan of video in DSLRs (eg the new D90), then perhaps you might be interested in spending less and getting the Nikon D80, bundled with the 18-55 DX (non-VR) lens, and offered by Calumet on Amazon for $750 plus $13.50 shipping and handling.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Hot NewEgg email deals

These deals are only for those subscribed to the NewEgg email newsletter, which is of course free and easy to do.

We start with a 4gb Kingston SDHC memory card going for just $10 with free shipping. Not bad! $2.50 per gigabyte and its a known brand!

Then they have the black Fuji J10 going for $98 with free shipping. These are just the digital camera deals, they have about 20 more computer and hardware special offers, some cool, some so-and-so, depending of course on what you like.

These deals with the unique promo codes including in the individual emails are good until September 8, 2008. So there is plenty of time, assuming of course they cna keep them in-stock.

Break the piggy bank! Canon 50D pre-orders!

The Canon 50D body only DSLR is now accepting preorders at Amazon. The price is $1400 but with free shipping. It comes with Amazon's pre-order and 30-day post-order price guarantee, so if the price drops during that period, you can request a refund of the difference which Amazon usually processes real fast.

Do note that the price guarantees are only for items sold and shipped by Amazon itself. Amazon has a lot of 3rd party retailers featured along with the Marketplace and Auctions, and the specials don't apply to those!

Monday, September 01, 2008

Shopping at nite in the Amazon cyber river

We start with the orange-copper Kodak M753 for $100.

Next we have a price drop on the Pentax A40. This 12-megapixel Optio goes for about $225, less than $20 per megapixel :-)

Then we graduate to DSLRs, where find the Sony Alpha A100 with the 18-70 DT digital lens going for $470, sold and shipped by Amazon itself. Note that this is an "older" camera, but it has sensor shift stabilization, so you can have a couple of stops advantage with most of the Sony, Minolta and Alpha lenses mounted on this. Along with 3rd party lenses of course.

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