has some great pre-BlackFriday sales
going on right now. See below for details.
Promo Code Savings
|15% off All Filters||FILTER-BF ||Nov. 28|
|10% off Select 3 Legged Thing Tripods||3LT-BF ||Nov. 28|
|Save £60.00 on Lensbaby Velvet 56mm Lens||BF-VELVET56 ||Dec. 13|
|10% off Select Sigma Lenses||BF-SIG10||Nov. 28|
|15% off Select Tamron Lenses||BF-TAM15||Nov. 28|
For a limited time, Adorama
has the Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5" SATA III Internal Solid State Drive
available for $129.99 with free shipping. Compare at $164.99.
has the Tascam DR-100 Mark II 2-Channel Linear PCM Recorder
available for $229.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $299.00.
- 4 Built-In Microphones
- Dual XLR Inputs with 48V Phantom Power
- 24-bit/96kHz WAV and MP3 Recording
- Record to SD and SD-HC Cards
- Line Level I/O
- S/PDIF Input
- Variable Speed Playback (-50% to +16%)
- Built-in Speaker
- Rugged Aluminum Casing
- AC or Battery Power
has the Think Tank Photo CityWalker 30 Messenger Bag (Blue Slate)
available for $79.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $164.95.
- Holds DSLR with 24-70mm f/2.8 Attached
- Holds 2-4 Lenses / Holds 70-200mm f/2.8
- Separate Padded 15" Laptop Compartment
- Sound Silencer Front Flap / Front Buckle
- Removable Main Insert
- Front Zippered Accessory Pocket
- Expandable Front Pocket
- Business Card Under Front Flap
- Non-Slip Shoulder Strap/Top Grab Handle
- Rain Cover
For the purposes of this post, we're going to assume that the friend, family member or loved one on your gift list already has camera
and a general purpose tripod
(although more is always better!). With those items covered, below are a few items that can help augment just about any photographer's kit (even your own, if Santa leaves a bit of cash under the tree).
General Photography Accessories
The following tools are designed to augment a photographer's creative possibilities, protect his/her gear or simply make the life of being a photographer easier.
At its core, photography is all about capturing light. Being able to add light to or modify the existing light in a scene allows for the ultimate means of creative expression.
As if the EOS 5D Mark IV
and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
hanging around your neck weren't enough to inform others of your chosen profession/hobby, there's always the following:
Do you have any suggestions for accessories that we failed to mention? Let us know in the comments
Our friends at Think Tank Photo
have announced two holiday special offers on their award-winning camera bags. The first is their Outlet Center
, which is chock full of huge discounts. And second, through December 31st, whenever you buy a Think Tank rolling camera bag
you will receive Road Warrior Kit for free. The Road Warrior Kit features 10 Red Whips cable ties, a Cable Management 10 pouch, an AA Battery Holder and a Travel Pouch. That’s $54.50 worth of accessories FREE!
And don’t forget, with our special relationship with Think Tank you will also receive a free gift and free shipping when you use our special URLs on an order of $50.00 or more.
According to the Egami Blog
, Nikon has submitted a patent for a Cross-type AF system using a two-layer sensor.
- Patent Publication No. 2016-192645
- Published 2016.11.10
- Filing date 2015.3.31
- 2-layer sensor
- Phase difference detection direction of the first imaging device and the second imaging element differs
- The second imaging device receives the complementary color wavelength components
has the Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye Lens
available for $249.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $299.95.
- Full-Circle Image
- Wide 5.8mm Focal Length
- Aperture Range of f/3.5-22
- APS-C & Full Frame Compatibility
- Close Focusing from 0.25" to Infinity
- 185° Angle of View
- Focus Distance & DOF Scale
- Smooth Manual Focusing
- Creative Flare Effect
For a limited time, B&H
has a DJI Phantom 3 Standard w/ Extra Battery Kit
available for $449.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $649.00.
- Gimbal Stabilized 2.7K Camera
- Camera Takes 12MP Still Photos
- Wi-Fi Downlink for HD Live View
- GPS for Enhanced Stability and Failsafes
- Works with DJI GO App for Android / iOS
- Auto-Takeoff / Auto Return Home
- Up to 25 Minutes Flying Time
- Intelligent LiPo Flight Battery
- Built-In Controller Battery/USB Charging
- Mobile Device Holder Included
has the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens for Canon
available for $249.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $339.00.
- Ultra Wide-Angle 14mm Lens
- Compatible w/ Full Frame & APS-C Cameras
- Hybrid Aspherical Lenses -- Sharp Images
- Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
- Manual Focus Lens
- Built-In Petal-Type Lens Hood
The Nikon with AE Chip version
is also reduced (now $279.00 instead of $372.00).