Wednesday, July 30, 2008
The Canon EOS Rebel XSi w/18-55mm IS Lens Kit is now priced under $770.00.
The body-only XSi version is also at a nice price - $700.00 - $725.00.
Tamron has announced the Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC Macro Lens.
Actually, the full name is "Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO" - a lens desperate for a nickname. The focal length range looks awesome, but I can't help being skeptical of the image quality across the huge 15x range - hopefully my skepticism will be unwarranted. Small size, vibration reduction and a short minimum focus distance make this an especially attractive lens.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Here are the revised Adorama deals from Friday:
The SanDisk 16GB Extreme III CompactFlash Card is $95.95 plus shipping after $90 MIR at B&H
Sunday, July 27, 2008
The Adorama "Refurbished By Canon" inventory has been once again updated - 49 items are available. The Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens is one of the hard-to-find refurbished lenses currently in stock. Lots of other great lenses and bodies are available. Expect like-new equipment at nicely reduced prices.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Adorama has a pair of nice SanDisk Extreme III Memory Card deals:
Monday, July 21, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
ISO 12233 resolution chart sample crops from a second Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di Macro Lens have been added to the site. Samples from the original lens showing a right-side-softness issue remain on the site as sample lens "2". The new lens (sample "1") is the default sample lens - the link sets both lenses up for comparison. The new lens delivers a much more uniform sharpness across the frame.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Do you have or use an HP printer? If so, please sign up for HP's "My Print Rewards". Sign-up is free and fast - You get exclusive savings on HP supplies and each sign-up generates support for the site. Sounds like a win-win situation to me. Thanks in advance!
Have you checked the price on the Canon EOS 5D recently? After the instant rebate, the 5D body is only $1,799.95 and the kit with the also-excellent Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens is an even better deal at $2,599.95.
Friday, July 11, 2008
It is time to make your final decision. The current Canon Summer 2008 Rebate Promotion ends in 1 week. It is unlikely that we will see better Canon deals until the next rebates are offered - typically in the fall.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Canon USA announces the EOS Rebel XS / 1000D Digital SLR and the Speedlite 430EX II.
FullSizePosters.com is offering new customers a 24" x 36" print for $4.29 (normally $19.99) plus shipping which was $8.62 for me (thanks Chris). See the details for this promotion on their site (link).
Monday, July 7, 2008
Catching up ... Things were a bit quiet here last week. That was not completely planned. I was traveling but expected to have dial-up Internet access. Unfortunately, a storm took out the phone service at the rental house. So, I have some catching up to do.
Canon Announces Plans to Build a New Manufacturing Facility
Chuck Westfall's July Tech Tips are online at DigitalJournalist.org.
Newegg has the Transcend 8GB 300x CompactFlash Card on sale for $89.99 after $10.00 promo code "HARDOCP63010". Shipping is $5.99. Search Newegg for the model number (TS8GCF300). This one expires today (thanks Chris).