B&H Photo - Best Savings on Macbooks this year

B&H Photo Video is clearing out their inventory of Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. discounts range between $500 and $700 from regular price. Although these are 2016 models the upgrades in 2017 were minor and this makes it an excellent deal for a near top-of-the line Mac model. Four options are available along with a 15% discount on AppleCare15.4″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Silver, 2.7 GHz i7, 512 GB) for $2099.00 at B&H15.4″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Silver, 2.6 GHz i7, 256 GB) for $1899.00 at B&H15.4″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Space Gray, 2.7 GHz i7, 512 GB) for $2099.00 at B&H15.4″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Space Gray, 2.6 GHz i7, 256 GB) for $1899.00 at B&H

Sony Rebates

Sony RebatesBig sales for Sony today with new rebates and freebies you NEED to check out! Get Toby's great Sony a7R II, the camera that takes a lot of those travel shots, for cheap. Even if you are just starting out they've even got deals on the Sony a5100 and a6300. It's worth your time to look if you want to upgrade or have thought about making that switch to Sony.

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Score Fuji Deals

fuji dealsToby loved the Fuji X-T2 and it's on sale today. You can pick it up, along with the best walk around lens with this month's deals. But you don't have to take it from me, check out Toby's review below for this hot mirrorless camera.[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKew22eOUQI[/embed]

Highlights:

  • 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III Sensor
  • X-Processor Pro Engine
  • 0.77x 2.36m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
  • 3.0" 1.04m-Dot 3-Way Tilting LCD Screen
  • Internal UHD 4K Video & F-Log Gamma
  • Two UHS-II SD Slots
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • 325-Point Intelligent Hybrid AF System
  • Up to 8 fps Shooting and ISO 51200
  • Weather-Sealed Body
  • XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS Lens

Cyber Monday Camera Deals 2016

Black Friday 2017 Deal List Live - Photorec.tv/BF2017

Cyber Monday 2016 (updated hourly) we will post all current Cyber Monday Camera, lens, photography and accessories like tripods, SD cards and more below. Follow me on Instagram for posts on the best deals!For the Month of November, I am offering my Lightroom for Beginners video series at 25% Off . Over 6+ hours of Video, 30+ presets and much more.  Learn More.completeseries01-09photo travel with McKay Photography Academy

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Black Friday Camera Deals 2016

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Black Friday 2016 (updated hourly) we will post all current Black Friday and Cyber Monday Camera, lens, photography and accessories like tripods, SD cards and more below. Follow me on InstagramFor the Month of November, I am offering my Lightroom for Beginners video series at 25% Off . Over 6+ hours of Video, 30+ presets and much more.  Learn More.Lightroom for Beginners Amazon Black Friday Dealsbh-holiday-deals

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Free $5 for Amazon - You Know You Want More Gear!

ChjJEyuWkAE9cinFor those that don't mind a few steps you can get a free $5 promotional credit from Amazon for Mother's Day, or just more camera gear. Offer's good through 5/8. It's first-time users only so if you've done this type of promo before it won't work.As for how to get the $5 it's just a matter of installing a game on a android device. If you don't want to use your phone or its not a android device you can use andyroid and fake it, you'll still get the $5 (also how to use instagram on a pc/mac).

  1. Get Amazon Underground App Installer
  2. Turn off the security setting to allow apps from unknown sources. Typically for android go to settings and this is found under security.  Then remember to turn it back on when your done. Untitled-1
  3. Get your email/text for the program, download the amazon app, then open to install. If it doesn't give you the option to open the file would be found in downloads or my files typically.
  4. Open the app and install one of the promotional games:
    1. Simple Sudoku
    2. Simple Solitaire 
    3. Flow Free
    4. Fruit Ninja Academy: Math Master
    5. Elmo Loves 123's
    6. My Boo
  5. You won't immediately get a notification that it worked. But you will get an email the next day saying you've received the credit. It's good for 10 days from that point.

Didn't Get the Drone of Your Dreams? DJI Price DROP!

Maybe you were a bit disappointed in your holiday present haul - but being the "mostly" adult you hid it well - If one of the items on your list was a drone - Rejoice - big price drops have made some of the DJI offerings VERY affordable. New DJI Phantom3 4K - Buy from B&H Photo Price Drop Now $799Screenshot 2016-01-05 18.19.28  DJI Phantom 3 Standard with 2.7K Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal - Buy from B&H Photo Price Drop Now $499Screenshot 2016-01-05 18.20.47 DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quadcopter with 2.7K Camera and 3-Axis - Buy from B&H Photo Price Drop Now $799Screenshot 2016-01-05 18.23.48 The difference between the Standard and Advanced? The streaming connection for First person View (FPV) of your camera. The $799 Advanced model uses Lightrbridge, a DJI proprietary connection that offers excellent range and low lag.  The $499 Uses wifi which typically has less range, is a bit slower and when the connection is lost takes longer to reestablish.  Also suffers more in wooded conditions. Don't forget to Register your new Drone with the FAA :)  

Metal Print Savings, Franken Camera Mark II & Working

AdoramaPix has a 30% deal on Metal Prints- Get your work printed directly on metal- it looks beautiful, unique and is so easy to care for.   Shop this link and support the site Use Promo Code: PXAFN30SUNDAY-FUNDAYWe currently have the Olympus Air in for testing - this is that little camera module that communicates wirelessly with your smartphone or tablet and provides a standard micro 4/3 mount.  This means if you have any micro 4/3 lenses from Olympus or Panasonic or say a MetaBones speedbooster laying around (like I do) you can also throw Canon lenses on there. Sometimes I don't have a good reason for doing something other than I just want to see if it will work- It does, and works quite well, even the Image Stabilization in the 70-200 works!  So this is the LGV10 coupled wirelessly to the Olympus Air with the Metabones speedbooster and then the Canon 70-200 f/2.8.   It all provides a 140-400 f/2 Lens :)

Taken with the Olympus Air and Canon 70-200 f/2.8 Lens.Taken with the Olympus Air and Canon 70-200 f/2.8 Lens. SUNDAY-WORKDAYChristina and I spent some time shooting for a local apparel and gear company.  I spent most of my time capturing behind the scenes and we will be sharing more soon.  I shot with the Sony a7SII and did see the temperature icon/over-heat warning once toward the end of the shoot- I will be testing more and sharing my thoughts on the Sony a7SII soon. 2015-11-08 15.01.27 2015-11-08 15.02.31  

Amazon Early Black Friday Deals

Black Friday 2017 Deal List Live - Photorec.tv/BF2017

27237_us_events_oct-16_CTB_470x40._V290809999_Well, Halloween is over so now it's time for Christmas deals already. As many of you hate the fact of upcoming Christmas and Winter, trust me I live in Michigan, it's still a good time to pick up a few good deals. Starting out the deals have been a bit modest but you should be able to find something across the board throughout the week by going to the deals link below. As always Amazon Prime members have early access to deals before the general public.

Go Here for Amazon Black Friday Deals

As a reminder you can also use these links to shop B&H Photo and Video| Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA. Buy anything at all through the links and we earn a small percentage.Merry Christmas!

Samyang 100mm Macro f/2.8 - Teaser

UPDATE: 4-2-15 NOW The 100mm f/2.8 lens is now available for preorder from B&H - $549Available in the following mounts - Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Micro Four Thirds, Pentax, Samsung and Sony MountsRokinon Macro Lens 

  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • One High Refractive Index Element
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Ultra Multi-Coating
  • 1:1 Magnification, 1' Minimum Focus
  • Internal Focus; Manual Focus Design
  • Non-Rotating Filter Mount
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Shipping at the end of AprilOriginal Post below-On Samyang's FB page they have teased a new lens coming soon. . .Samyang 100mm MacroIt is expected that this lens will be a 100mm Macro f/2.8 and arrive this summer. The lens will offer, in Samyang's own words - "With immense focus and unparalleled features"   All Samyang lenses are manual focus and do not offer IS. This allows them to offer affordably sharp glass that budget photographers and videographers love. I am curious how this lens will offer "immense focus and unparalleled features"  Do you have any idea? I do expect it will be sharp and for most serious macro work manual focus is preferred but the rumor is currently a higher price than most Samyang offerings - maybe as high as $800 putting it on par with the excellent Canon 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM - that gives you autofocus with full time manual focus.UPDATE 4-1-2015: B&H briefly had a Rokinon version of this new lens listed on their website. Price at $549 - much more reasonable in my opinion for a manual focus only lens that is likely to be very sharp.Samyang, Bower and Rokinon are actually the same Korean company producing manual focus lenses known for sharpness. They get rebranded and sold worldwide. Their fisheye and UWA lenses are very good, they have more recently started selling Cine style lenses too with smooth aperture control and gearing for follow focus systems.DEAL ALERT: Bower 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Manual Focus Lens for $259 ENDS TODAYBower Rokinon Lenses Bower Rokinon LensesTake a look at the best selling Samyang Lenses at B&H | Rokinon | BowerI plan to bring you hands-on reviews of these lenses soon. Which are the most interesting to you?     

Things to Watch out for When Buying Camera Kits

D5300 with 18-55As we've had more than a few people starting out ask, and sometimes buy, the questionable camera kits found online this article might help clarify a few things for any first time DSLR buyers. For most cases, with a few exceptions for the larger stores, you get the right camera with little or no warranty and an assortment of poor quality accessories. For the purpose of having an example to this point I’ll be using a recent eBay purchase from one of our readers.Grey Market ProductsFor a first time buyer noticing the word import buried in the details of a really good sale is not going to be something they’re looking for usually. Generally for some of the stores it’s often hidden well enough it would be easy to gloss over without knowing the implications and some stores don’t mention it at all. Imports are commonly referred to as grey market, a product imported from another country for a lower price then resold here bypassing proper import channels such as Canon USA and Nikon USA. While the practice is somewhat shady it’s completely legal and most of the time, but not always, the camera is the same as what you would get from an authorized store such as Amazon.

Note: If you've already made your purchase and wondering if your camera is legitimate call the manufacturer, they can lookup your camera by it’s serial number.

What does this mean for you? Officially you don’t exist meaning no support, repairs, and especially no rebates. Now in reality Canon COULD refuse to honor warranty in the USA but past experience suggests that they don't really care and if you have a warranty card with matching serial numbers you SHOULD be fine. There are two COULDS AND SHOULDS in there - it is a risk during the warranty period getting repairs. Basically this means you're assuming the risk that while they may fix your camera if it breaks under warranty, while unlikely there is the chance they won’t being grey market, which Canon and Nikon repair service can be expensive.Not all stores are equal and if you've been a fan of this site for awhile you’ll see we do post grey market deals from time to time. The benefit of larger companies offering grey market products such as Adorama, B&H, and some of the more legitimate eBay stores is that while you do get a modest discount you also get a decent warranty through their stores for service. You are getting your money’s worth with their warranty over smaller companies and in this case while its not the manufacturer directly they're going to be the best option if any issues pop up.For other smaller stores such as those found on eBay and Amazon its best to do a bit of research on the sale. First check if the store is an authorized dealer with the links below, they might say they are an official dealer but it’s worth a check. I've had a couple different people send in messages for help that bought cameras from an authorized dealer just to find out they are authorized, but for Canada or another country. If its not authorized locally that usually means its not a unit local to your area and technically grey market. The internet is a good source of info make sure to read the reviews, check online, and you can always ask us for help. When it comes to a grey market on eBay a SquareTrade warranty is not equal to a manufacturer warranty and while better than nothing they can be very difficult at times dealing with warranty issues.

Canon USA Authorized Dealer List | Nikon USA Authorized Dealer List

Yes grey market can be a good deal but for a first time buyer you're still better off buying from an Authorized dealer. For our reader it was unfortunate but the listing did show it was an import and lacked a warranty, albeit far down in the details and easy to miss. When you buy grey market its like buying a used car from someone in that you assume all the risk yourself. Starting out this also means you’ll have trouble with support as any questions or issues you have with your camera could be turned away.Included Parts and AccessoriesNikon Warranty CardYes you’re getting a DSLR but before purchasing and when you get the camera you should check the included accessories listed with the camera against the manufacturer’s website. If you think you purchased from an authorized dealer the first hurdle would be the correct warranty card for your country, without it getting your camera fixed can be difficult. Checking the listing for issues can solve a lot of problems but after getting your camera its worth that double check for the correct manuals and manufacturer batteries as with some previous cases these items have been removed or replaced with inferior items.Nikon 18-55 VRI vs VRIICheck the kit lens! A lot of these cameras were bought body only so make sure you’re getting the proper lens. The Nikon D5300 should come with a new VRII 18-55mm lens which in the readers case was swapped for the older VRI lens that ships with the D5200, a lens which is not recommended if possible due to its photo quality. Take the time to check your lenses, a D5300 uses AF-S lenses and not AF except for manual focus. Kit lenses for the Canon Rebel line should be listed as STM.One of the issues you can have buying a unit of this kind is the battery charger, fortunately in this case the readers was swapped for a US charger but reading online about this listing not everyone got that luxury. The camera was meant for another country so it’s not a big surprise you're still out money for a charger in Nikon’s case, for Canon $4-6 for a 2 slot non-polarized power cord to plug in the charger. Unfortunately for someone starting out unless they can find one at a local store you’re stuck waiting for one in the mail with a nice shiny paperweight after that partial battery charge dies.“Free” ExtrasNoThere's no such thing as a free lunch, if your kit comes with 3000 items yet still costs the same as an authorized camera from B&H things don’t exactly add up. A memory card, cleaning cloth, bag, and maybe an extra battery makes a decent starting point. Starting out most of the accessories they offer are nice and shiny but they are also cheap items, most of these are less than $10, with negligible quality in most cases. While I won’t cover all the accessories in the kit I’ll hit a few of the frequently asked ones and provide alternative options. While the recommended options might be a bit more expensive the quality is worth the price to get good items the first time.

Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Nikon 70-300 F/4-5.6 AF LensThe big extra in this kit that doesn't fit is the Nikon 70-300 AF lens. The seller did list all the camera bodies that did and didn't auto focus with this lens, they just didn't mention the D5300 isn't one of them. Having no auto focus for this telephoto would be a bit of a pain and isn't something a first time buyer is going to know. $159 lens by itself so with the older kit lens above and a grey market body it’s not hard to fit it under the budget of an authorized D5300 price.
Nikon 55-300mm AF-S Amazon | B&HCanon EF-S 55-250 STM Amazon | B&H
UV Filter UV FilterUnless you live in a desert or dealing with touchy kids you don’t need a UV filter  just get a hood for your lens. The majority of these filters in kits are such low quality that it will affect the quality of your photos because you're putting extremely cheap glass in front of your good glass.
Tripod TripodActually my Dad has the exact one from the listing, it came with a spotting scope, not a DSLR. Unless you absolutely have to use this it’s just a pain to use compared to a decent tripod and its plastic build is not something to hold up to much abuse. Unless you're Toby and lose a Tripod leg getting a good tripod is something that's going to last you through multiple camera bodies and many years of work.For a decent budget tripod get the Dolica 62”, it might cost more in the short term but long term it works better and you don’t have to worry about it breaking. Later on when you get more established and want something a bit more light & portable for hiking and moving about you can always pick up a MeFoto travel tripod.
Dolica 62” Proline Tripod (Review) AmazonMeFoto Travel Tripod (Review) Amazon | B&H
32GBTranscend Memory CardIf you buy a kit from Amazon or B&H depending on their current sales they sometimes throw in a Sandisk card for free. Unfortunately the listing doesn't say particularly what you get so it’s up to them, as for reviews its a grab bag situation, our reader received a non listed generic and Sony. If you need to pick any up you’re better off getting a couple 16-32GB cards over one 64GB card so not all your photos are in one basket.
Sandisk Extreme 16GB Amazon | B&HSandisk Extreme 32GB Amazon | B&H
Zeikos ZE-CA48B Deluxe BagBower SCB1350 Padded Cases and BackpacksBags are definitely one of those things that is up to the person. Like the SD card above both Amazon and B&H among others occasionally offer a free bag of better quality. While these kit bags would certainly work there are much better options available, just make sure to get one with a bit of extra room for additional gear purchases or you've got to go bag shopping all over again.
Lowepro (Bagfinder)•  SlingShot 202AW Amazon | B&H•  Photo Sport Pro 30L AW (Review) Amazon | B&HVanguard (Bagfinder)•  Sydney (Review) Amazon | B&HThink Tank (Link)•  Sub Urban Disguise 20 (Review)•  TurnStyle 10 (Review)•  Retrospective 20Timbuk2 - options for those that want a custom bag (Link)Kelly Moore - makes purse styled bags (Link)Pacsafe - bags built with security options (Link)
admin-ajax FlashIf you're starting out and it’s available use the built in flash until you get a grip on how to use the camera. At that point, get a Yongnuo flash, a good product the first time saves money in the long run. Otherwise spend more money and get the manufacturer brand which does the same thing for twice the cost. This one in the kit is a $13.95 flash and for the reviews it has in a sense standing outside with a flashlight duct taped to the top of the camera might be preferable.
41Flh0UW55L._SL1000_ Cleaning AccessoriesDespite everything your lens can take a lot of abuse and even crack slightly without damaging your photos quality so you don’t need a lot of cleaning supplies. A lens wipe and cleaning solution work well, or if you're Toby a shirt. For dust inside the camera a rocket blower is handy to get it out but not needed right immediately.
Carson lens wipe in pouch Amazon | B&HGiottos cleaning solution Amazon | B&HGiottos rocket blower (small) Amazon | B&HIf you’d like to save a buck there’s the Giottos cleaning solution kit Amazon | B&H
SD Card Reader Card ReaderYou can’t really complain about a free card reader but you do have to be iffy about quality as the listed unit is not even USB 2.0 making your card load at a snails pace. While they all do the same basic function some card readers do have a tendency to wear out a SD faster than others so its better to choose a quality reader.
Transcend USB 3.0 Card Reader Amazon | B&H
Macro Filters Close-up lenses “Macro on the cheap” While we do get Macro questions quite frequently, and yes technically these would work, just like the cheap UV filter you are putting more poor quality glass in front of the lens. If you're starting out in photography managing what you have and learning to use the camera properly is better than playing with gimmicks. If you're dead set on going macro checking out Toby’s macro photography options below is your best bet.
Nikon Battery BatteryWhile not included in this seller’s kit it’s recommended you get an extra battery. For every battery you do get quite a few shots but having more than one as a backup or a long trip is a good investment. In colder climates especially the battery will die faster as the cold will sap the battery life. Fortunately for us 3rd party battery makers have stepped in so we’re not paying $40 for a battery.
Photive Brand LP-E8 For Canon T5i/700D AmazonWasabi Brand EN-EL14A For Nikon D5300 Amazon

 The best answer is do your homework to get a authorized, warrantied camera, and if you get stuck send us a message on Facebook as we are happy to help. In this case it comes down to who are you buying the camera from and are you getting what you think you are paying for in the sale versus what actually arrives. Grey market can potentially mean a good sale but it creates issues down the road for getting service or repairs from the manufacturer. When it comes to accessories even small $10 items add up, when there are 18 of those and another lens yet the price is the same or lower than Amazon it’s time to ask questions. While this deal in particular wasn't a complete loss, it wasn't what the person asked for, which is shady at best and a warning for others.As for our reader, everything in the listing came in as described which is what he expected after messaging our page. Everything works and now he's picking up the basics but if I wrote this a bit earlier they probably would have went a different route.

Buy from an authorized dealer, you get a proper warrantied camera from a reputable source while supporting future Digital Photo Recommendations work in the process.B&H | Amazon | AdoramaPhotorec.tv DSLR sales page

Sony a7 & a7r Trade In Savings

See my review of the Sony A7R | My Review of the Sony a7Adorama has a sweet offering  - Trade in any working interchangeable lens camera for savings on the Sony A7, A7 with 24-70 or Sony A7r. This is on top of instant savings of $200 and 4% rewards! Start here or click the image below.Purchase a Sony a7 or a7R Camera and send Adorama your DSLR camera of any make or model and receive the following trade-in bonus:

  • $345 bonus towards the purchase of a Sony a7R
  • $300 bonus towards the purchase of a Sony a7 Kit
  • $255 bonus towards the purchase of a Sony a7 Body

More information about the trade in.  You buy the camera and they include a box with prepaid label to ship your old camera back. Any model as long as it works.

Canon and Nikon Rebates - OCT/NOV 2014

Canon has updated their bundles of DSLR bodies and Lenses to include the new 7D Mark II. Good deals on other bodies and lenses including the Canon 70D.  On the current models - 5D Mark III, 70D, 7D Mark II and T5i I suspect that these are the best prices we will see this Holiday season.  There is a chance of further discounts on the 70D and T5i but don't expect much.  Click through the image below for the bundles and savings.  Canon deals expire 11/22/14.Screenshot 2014-10-27 12.21.23 Nikon photographers have rebates as well and they do include the new Nikon D750. Nikon deals expire 11/01/14 (yes, in just a few days)Screenshot 2014-10-27 12.27.30  

Sony a7 & a7r Trade In Savings

See my review of the Sony A7RAdorama has a sweet offering  - Trade in any working interchangeable lens camera for savings on the Sony A7, A7 with 24-70 or Sony A7r. This is on top of instant savings of $200 and 4% rewards! Start here or click the image below.Purchase a Sony a7 or a7R Camera and send Adorama your DSLR camera of any make or model and receive the following trade-in bonus:

  • $345 bonus towards the purchase of a Sony a7R
  • $300 bonus towards the purchase of a Sony a7 Kit
  • $255 bonus towards the purchase of a Sony a7 Body

Screenshot 2014-10-08 10.03.48More information about the trade in.  You buy the camera and they include a box with prepaid label to ship your old camera back. Any model as long as it works.

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Photo Deals and News - April 10, 2014

A reminder! Enter to win $50 Giftcard from Lumoid.comNikon has announced an updated 18-300 DX lens.  This is almost a 17x zoom. In general I am not a fan of do it all lenses. I recognize that they are extremely convenient but in my opinion and testing you end up making quality sacrifices to get that convenience.  That said - if you plan to just share photos online and you are not going professional anytime soon - the Nikon versions of these do it all lenses are the best of the do it all lenses and the new one promises to be a little lighter and a little sharper.  AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR | $896.95 from B&H, Available April 24.Tamron has announced their own super duper do it all lens, the 16-300.  These lenses come just in time for summer holiday travel.  Pricing has not been announced yet- I expect it will be a little cheaper than the Nikon version- UPDATE: $629.00 Canon, Nikon and Sony versions available. PrLensBaby - makers of gimmicky creative DSLR attachements has announced a 5.8mm fisheye for Canon and Nikon. At first glance I'd suggest you are better off with the Bower/Rokinon 8mm fisheye.  No image circle with the 8mm and you save $50.
Sony has announced the a7s - I have written a short post detailing the differences. Christina and I also chat about the 4k capabilities in our latest podcast(up tomorrow). Still waiting to hear from Sony on pricing of the a7s. I will have more to say about the a7 when mine arrives Friday from Lumoid.Nikon has camera/lens rebates this month (ends Apr 26th)- The new D3300 is included in this rebate. Truthfully there are no amazing savings here but all the normal body/lens combos are at least $50 off - D3300, D5300, D7100 are all on the list.B&H will be CLOSED Monday April 14 through Tuesday April 22. -Get your orders in ASAP!Mysteries of the Unseen WorldFilmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes.  Some neat imagery in this video.

March 2014 Canon Lens Rebates

Canon has a month long rebate program for many of their high end lens.  There are some solid deals to be had!  Check out the spreadsheet below- green indicates a great buy and we are not likely to see prices that low on some of these lenses till the 2014 holiday season. Click to view the Full Spreadsheet of Deals or scroll around the embedded version below.

$300 Savings on the Canon 70D and T5i Cameras

Amazon has dropped the price of the 70D and the T5i and with a little know-how (see the video below) you can pile on tons of free extras that are heavily discounted(many free after the discount) and end up with a camera and a load of goodies all for free. It is important to note that these items all need to be purchased from Amazon, not 2rd party vendors selling via Amazon. The complete shopping list is below the video70D Start Here -Add the 70D and desired Lens to Cart.Add  Canon 70D CameraAdd 18-55 Lens, The 18-135 STM does not give you as big a discounted bonus (which lens to buy?)Add LP-E6 BatteryAdd Dolica MonopodAdd AmazonBasics Camera CaseAdd 32GB SD CardAdd 16GB SD Card (some have reported success adding multiples of this card and Amazon discounts each time, giving you up to 4 free SD Cards with camera)See what else I recommend buying with the Canon 70D and T5i Cameras

Cyber Monday Camera & DSLR Deals - 2013

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Cyber Monday 2013 & Holiday Camera & DSLR Deals

Support this site and my work.  Use any of the links below or use these general Amazon, B&H or eBay links. Anything purchased via these links supports my work.The T5i with 18-135 STM $100 PRICE DROP now $899 - best price we will see before the holidays are over! Still includes freebies.70D Price Drop with 18-135 STM now only $1099! I did not expect another drop before the holidays!

BIG B&H Savings

Canon 600RT Flash $449- these are their Pro level flash with radio transmitters built in - excellent and a joy to use.Zoom H4n - incredible audio quality $169 - I paid $299 for this last year!!!Tascam recorder for $112 comes with Plural Eyes Audio Synch a $180 value Adorama deal for best pocketable P&S camera- Canon S110Adorama has Canon PowerShot S110 12.1MP 5x Wide Angle Optical Digital Camera w/ 1080p Video 16GB SanDisk Extreme Memory Card + Lowepro Dublin 20 Camera Pouch + Pixma Pro-100 Printer + 50-pack Semi-Gloss 13"x19" Photo Paper (automatically added to cart) for $578 - $400 rebate = $178.  FREE SHIPPING. You do have to deal with rebates but could sell printer for additional savings.  

  1. Add the Canon PowerShot S110 (Black or White) to cart for $219 - this price is $30 lower than best black friday prices.
    • Note, be sure to also click on the 'Save up to $30 with bundle' link and add the free 16GB SanDisk Extreme Memory Card + Lowepro Dublin 20 Camera Pouch
  2. Click here and add the Pixma-Pro 100 Printer to cart and checkout.
  3. Total should be $578 - $400 rebate = $178 with free shipping

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To see these prices on B&H you need to add lens to cart and start checkout process. Rebate form. Remember that lens prices fluctuate occasionally and deals this good are rare but we do not see general decline of prices like we do with camera bodies.  My favorite example? I paid $75 for the 50 f/1.8 in 2005.  It occasionally has been under $100 since then but not often. These L class lenses hold their value very well. - Amazon is also matching some of these great lens prices.Canon EF 70-200 f/4L IS $999 after mail-in rebate (Reg $1349)- This is a seriously good value!Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1699 after mail-in rebate ( I paid $2299 last year :/) This lens is like a swiss army knife - Sharp, versatile and if you don't want to go the route of several primes it is hard to find anything sharper.  Am I sorry I paid so much more last year?  After taking ten thousand images I have to say NO but it sure would have been nice to save that much!Canon EOS 6D Body With $145 in Accessories $1507 (Reg $1899) $1500 for a FF camera - What more needs to be said.Canon EF 85 f/1.2L II $1799 after mail-in rebate (Reg $2299) - ON a full frame camera this lens is an AH-MAH-ZING portrait lens.   Ask Christina - most weddings it does not leave her camera, it is in a class all on its own.  Just don't try to shoot moving objects- focus is slow! Amazon has dropped the price of Lightroom boxed versions to $69 - Fantastic Deal! This is cheaper than the usual upgrade price!FOR THREE HOURS ONLY 1pm EST to 4pm EST!! B&H has Lightroom for $89 Boxed or $84 Download - Lightroom 5 is my choice (and most professional photographers choice) for managing and editing their photos - RAW, JPEG it gives you the tools to easily work with your files and then share them out to the site of your choice. Or make a book, or print or map. . the list goes on.B&H Cyber Monday Computer DealsI will add anything new to this section- best deals will also be posted on my Facebook page, Like to be notified.Lighting Photo Deals on Amazon (Dec 1st - Dec 7th)B&H now has ALL their Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals in one placeB&H Nikon Deals- Serious rebates on most Nikon DSLRS and Lenses | Nikon rebates and savings now on AmazonCanon Lens rebates on Amazon - up to $300 savings on some lenses.  Lowest prices I have seen on some lenses in 18 months.  100mm f/2.8 L macro for just $725 and that doesn't include the 4% savings.Canon 50mm f/1.4 for $279!!Lightroom 5  - Full version for Windows or OSX on sale $99Ebay has a few good CyberMonday DealsAdorama Black Friday Deals - A few printer bundles with 70D worth looking at if you want a printer with camera Otherwise I think hassle of reselling printer isn't worth it.Save 50% on a Zenfolio subscription- Zenfolio is my image hosting choice- easy to setup and customize- Enter code cybersale at checkout to save 50% on your new account!!!The fine folks at ThinkTank have a November special order any one of their rolling camera bags and receive a $50 rebate.  And, if you order for a roller plus an Urban Disguise shoulder bag you receive a $100 rebate!  I own multiple ThankTank bags and find them all fantastic!  Very well made and designed intelligently for photographers.  The rebates are automatic - start here for your savings - ThinkTank Bag Rebates.  Watch my review of the ThinkTank Urban Disguise.Keep your eye on the Amazon offerings and follow me on Facebook- I will be posting any deals worth passing along and I will update this page.Found a deal you think should be included here? Please send it along- email, post on Facebook or just leave a comment below.  

Black Friday Camera & DSLR Deals - 2013

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Black Friday 2013 & Holiday Camera & DSLR Deals

Support this site and my work.  Use any of the links below or use these general Amazon, B&H or eBay links. Anything purchased via these links supports my work.Leading up to Black Friday I will keep my general DSLR + Hot Deals page updatedI have scoured the Internet for the best Black Friday / Holiday deals on P&S cameras and DSLRS. Similar to last year there are no deals(YET) on the most recent models - The Canon T5i and 70D, along with the Nikon D5200/D5300 and D7100 are all absent from the flyers.  This doesn’t mean that Amazon and B&H won’t offering some savings on these cameras it just means that the big box retailers won’t and any savings we do see from Amazon and  B&H will likely be small.   If you are willing to go with a slightly older model can net you some pretty significant savings. Spending less money on a body leaves money for a prime lens (or two) and I feel strongly that everyone should use a prime lens for at least a little while. (why prime lenses)I have listed a few deals below and in some cases Amazon is already beating the price. For the rest I predict Amazon will be matching those prices on Black Friday.B&H has some solid Holiday Savings - several items in addition to being heavily discounted are offered with 4% rewards.  Not an insignificant savings.

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I will add anything new to this section- best deals will also be posted on my facebook page, Like to be notified.Lighting Photo Deals on AmazonB&H now has ALL their Black Friday Deals in one place *NEW*B&H Nikon Deals just went live- Serious rebates on most Nikon DSLRS and Lenses | Nikon rebates and savings now on AmazonLightroom 5  - Full version for Windows or OSX on sale $99Ebay has a few good deals <- click to see all ebay photo deals or links to the best deals (in my opinion)

Canon 24-70 f/2.8 Mark II for $1799. I paid $2299 for this lens last fall! We will not see this price again for many months. Does require Mail-in-Rebate.Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM for $1899. Again - I don't feel like sharing how much I paid for this lens THIS SUMMER. Let's just say it is enough to buy a nice prime lens. MIR required.  Incredibly good price that we won't see until next holiday season.Canon 50 f/1.4 for $319 on Amazon

 Adorama Black Friday Deals - A few printer bundles with 70D worth looking at if you want Save 20% on a Zenfolio subscription- Zenfolio is my image hosting choice- easy to setup and customize- use code Fall20

P&S Black Friday Deals

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Best Buy will be offering the SX280 for $199. Amazon is currently selling it for $215- Quick review - one of the most affordable pocket-able zoom cameras out there. A good value and I wouldn't be surprised if Amazon drops this price further.  The SX line has seen some serious discounts at Amazon in previous Black Fridays. $30 more at BB gets you a spare battery, 8GB SD Card and small camera case.

Walmart Black Friday Ad for Walmart Black Friday 2013 at BFAds.net - Page 24

Walmart will have the White Edition of the GoPro Hero 3 for $199 and throw in a $30 gift card which could be used to pick up the GoPro Grab bag. Amazon is currently selling the White Edition for $199(same as Walmart minus the giftcard).  How does the White compare to the Black?  Fewer frame rates and limited to 1080P. Black can record all the way up to 4K. The GoPro family of cameras is now the number one selling camcorder in the world.  The video quality out of these tiny cameras is amazing, and they stay small even after sticking them inside the waterproof housing.  They do photos, time lapses and video - preview the image from your phone or tablet and start and stop recording - it is all pretty slick.  Downsides - battery life isn't great and that is being generous.  I have more thoughts on the GoPro Black Edition I picked up last month.     I need to put together a little list of stuff to buy goPro owners - the list of nifty accessories is quite long.

Nikon Coolpix P520 Digital Camera Bundle

Costco will be offering the NIkon P520 for $299 - This includes 16GB SD card and carrying case.  Amazon is currently selling the P520 for $370 no extras included but honestly I would skip both and if you want a super zoom pick up the Canon SX50IS - Better quality in low light and Canon reliability.  Nikon makes excellent DSLRs but often struggles with P&S cameras and the P520 isn't very exciting.   Buy the Canon SX150IS from Amazon

Panasonic LUMIX ZS25 Digital Camera BundleAnother Costco Deal - this on the more pocket friendly Lumix ZS25. Fits in the pocket but gives you 20x zoom.  Will be selling for $179 and includes some no-name SD card.  Amazons current price is $224.    Personally I would watch the SX280 Price - I don't seem the Lumix offering much over the SX280HS.

DSLR Black Friday Deals

T3i_rakuten_389.99UPDATE: As far as I can tell this was a bait and switch or incorrent pricing. Rakuten is NOT offeirng the T3i at this price, only the T3.  Amazon has now dropped the price of the T3i with 18-55 and SD card + Bag for $449Rakuten (formerly Buy.com) will have the T3i with 18-55 IS II lens for $389.00 - If you are on a tight budget this really is a solid deal. Remember this is the same sensor that is in the T5i - and you sacrifice touchscreen, easy autofocus during video but the quality output will be the same and that leaves you some room to add a nice prime lens. See my list of Recommended Canon Prime lenses.  Amazon is currently selling the T3i for $449- that does include free SD card and bag.  There are a few cheaper Canon T3 options floating around out there - in general I think the few extra $ for the T3i is worth it - you get an articulated screen, a better sensor and more focus points plus burst a faster burst rate.bestbuy_D3200_499UPDATE - Amazon is matching the BestBuy Price. D3200 with 18-55 and 55-200 + SD card and Bag for $496Bestbuy(ugh) will have the Nikon D3200 with TWO lenses for $499.  This same D3200 bundle costs $684 on Amazon. The D3200 sensor is excellent and although I do miss the articulated screen of the D5200/D5300 the camera is beginner friendly and offers the absolute best quality at that price point.  I still strongly recommend you consider a prime lens like the Nikon 35 f/1.8 - adding this lens to your collection lets you go light and simple when you want and will let you MUCH better low light photos and those photos where the background is super blurred? SO much easier with the 35 f/1.8 because of that very large maximum aperture.Best Buy Black Friday Ad for Best Buy Black Friday 2013 at BFAds.net - Page 18SOLD OUTAnother pairing from BestBuy the potentially offers a great deal - the older but still excellent D7000 paired with the brand new 18-140 from Nikon for $799 - Currently this combo sells for $1400!!  Most places aren't even offering it as a combo - Scratch that - I can only find one other place in Canada selling these two together - quite strange. The D7000 has now been replaced by the D7100 but still offers competitive image quality in a higher performing body.  If you are trying to decide D5200 vs D7000? If any higher speed action photography will be in your future the speed and responsiveness of the D7000 will be very helpful.    I will have loads more to say about the 18-140 in the next few weeks - my review unit arrives soon. It is just a kit lens but Nikon badly needed an upgraded kit lens and the 18-140 seems to do a nice job on all these Nikons- providing the resolution the sensors need.  It is a convenient lens too - great for the travel photographer that doesn't want to carry a ton of lenses.   However if you are going to be serious about photography - maybe trying to make a few bucks - you will want to consider other options. See my recommended list of lenses for Nikon DX cameraseBay Black Friday Ad for eBay Black Friday 2013 at BFAds.net-1Ebay will have a retailer (my guess is Buydig) selling the 5D Mark III body for $2445 - This is a $400 discount over the current price of $2800 and it only recently hit that low. I expect stock to be low and go VERY quick.  If this is interesting to you you better sit on the http://deals.ebay.com/

Other Deals

The fine folks at ThinkTank have a November special order any one of their rolling camera bags and receive a $50 rebate.  And, if you order for a roller plus an Urban Disguise shoulder bag you receive a $100 rebate!  I own multiple ThankTank bags and find them all fantastic!  Very well made and designed intelligently for photographers.  The rebates are automatic - start here for your savings - ThinkTank Bag Rebates.  Watch my review of the ThinkTank Urban Disguise.Wait - you made it to the bottom of the list and wonder where the T5i, 70D, D7100, D5300 are? You skipped that part at the top where I said "so far no signs" and that has been true for past Black Friday/Holiday shopping seasons - The current models, the ones released in the last year often see little to no discounts over the holidays. We may see some nicer bundles but no crazy deals.  Both Canon and Nikon enforce, like Apple, minimum price laws and if the company isn't offering a big discount the stores definitely won't. What we will likely see are some great deals on accessories- this does not include lenses. Keep your eye on the Amazon offerings each day this month and follow me on Facebook- I will be posting any deals worth passing along and I will update this page.Found a deal you think should be included here? Please send it along- email, post on Facebook or just leave a comment below.