This has been hard to find at a reasonable price over the past several months. Currently, it’s in stock at Amazon for $749.
This post will relate to the availability (pre-order and otherwise) of the newly announced Canon 40D, Canon 1Ds Mark III, Nikon D300, Nikon D3, Sony ?700, Olympus E-3 other cameras and accessories. The links on this page will specifically direct you toward the Amazon, Adorama or B&H Photo pages for the particular item. I will update this post on a weekly basis until the availability is more certain and the prices become stable.
- Sony ?700 Body Only (Amazon) – $1399.99
- Sony ?700 w/ 18-70mm Lens (Amazon) – $1499.99
- Sony ?700 w/ 16-105mm Lens (Amazon) – $1899.99
- Nikon D300 Body Only (Amazon) – $1799.95
- Nikon D300 Body Only (B&H Photo) – $1799.95
- Nikon D300 Body Only (Adorama) – $1799.95
- Nikon D300 w/ 18-135mm Lens (Amazon) – $2099.95
- Nikon D300 w/ 18-135mm Lens (Adorama) – $2099.95
- Nikon D300 w/ 18-135mm Lens (B&H Photo) – $2099.95
- Nikon D300 w/ 18-200mm Lens (Amazon) – $2539.95
- Nikon D300 w/ 18-200mm Lens (Adorama) – $2539.95
- Nikon D300 w/ 18-200mm Lens (B&H Photo) – $2539.95
- 40D Body Only (Amazon) – $1299.99
- 40D Body Only (Adorama) – $1299.00
- 40D Body Only (B&H Photo) – $1299.95
- 40D with EF 28-135mm IS Lens (Amazon) – $1499.99
- 40D with EF 28-135mm IS Lens (Adorama) -$1499.00
- 40D with EF 28-135mm IS Lens (B&H Photo) – 1499.95
Canon 1Ds Mark III
- Canon 1Ds Mark III (Amazon) – currently unavailable
- Canon 1Ds Mark III (Adorama) – $7999.00
- Canon 1Ds Mark III (B&H Photo) – $7999.95
Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens – $199.99
Canon 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Lens – currently unavailable in the USA
Canon PowerShot G9 – $497.69
Canon PowerShot A650 IS – $358.26
Canon PowerShot A720 IS – $227.88
Canon PowerShot SX100 IS – $284.86
Canon PowerShot SD870 – $366.62
Canon PowerShot SD950 – $427.68
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I’ve always recommended the book Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson because it does a great job of putting together all of the elements that go into a properly exposed photograph and explains it for the Average Joe. Consider picking up a copy. It’ll be the best $15 you spend in photography. Likewise, take a look at this resourceful tool, an interactive camera that demonstrates the effect that camera settings have on your photograph. You can see instant results for exposure and depth of field components. If you don’t quite get it yet, then check out these two useful tools for honing your skills as a photographer. If you do “get it”, I think both are probably still worth your time.
Need a backdrop and strapped for cash? Consider doing it yourself. Here’s how to.
If you haven’t read Rich Legg’s “Through the Viewfinder” post, go check it out now. It’s pretty cool stuff!
Check out this review of the new Fuji F40fd. Fuji has finally caught on and made way for SD memory cards. Kudos to Fuji. For more on why that’s important, check out my prior post on Memory Cards and Cameras. Finally, memory cards are still dirt cheap. Even big ones.
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Memory card prices have dropped like crazy over the past several months. I was just fishing around on Amazon for some new SD cards for my new Nikon D40 (Ken Rockwell thinks its the best bang for your buck right now – I agree) so I would have plenty for the Tour de Georgia in a couple weeks. This time last year, I paid around $100 for a 1 GB CF card. I picked up two 2GB SD cards today for $37. Along the way, I saw several other worthy deals for several types and brands of memory cards. They are as follows:
- Kingston 2GB Standard SD card = $18.44
- Kingston 2GB Elite Pro (50x) SD card = $29.99
- Kingston 512MB Standard SD card = $8.24
- SanDisk 2GB Ultra II SD card = $29.99
- Kingston 2GB Elite Pro (50x) CF card = $29.99
- Lexar 2GB Platinum II (80x) CF card = $34.99
- SanDisk 4GB Standard CF card = $44.99
- Olympus 1GB xD card = $19.99
- Lexar 512MB Memory Stick Pro = $15.70
- SanDisk 2GB Ultra II Memory Stick Pro Duo = $50.97
So, are there too many different types and sizes of memory cards here for you to figure out what you need? What about memory card speeds? Does it matter? How about brands? I’ve put a kind of intro to memory cards post together that will help answer some of these questions whether you’re shopping for just a memory card or two, or whether you’re looking at buying a new digital camera and wondering what the deal is with these memory card thingies. You can read the post by clicking here.
Finally, if you’re thinking about buying a card from ebay (it looks like a real deal right?), read this post to see why you might want to reconsider that plan.
B&H has the price listed for the Canon EOS 1D Mk III at $4,495 with an estimated availability for May 2007.
I’ll take two please. ; )
Amazon is now accepting pre-orders for several of the new products announced at PMA. All products will be released on March 31 and should ship then or shortly thereafter.
The EF 16-35 f/2.8L II is available to pre-order for $1,599.
Pre-order the WFT-E2A Wireless File Transmitter for $799.99.
Finally, the 580EX II can be pre-ordered for $499.99.
No word yet on the Canon 1D Mk III. I’m on email alert and I’ll be sure to let you know when it becomes available.
Ok, not just yet, but you can now pre-order it now through Amazon in Canon, Nikon and, of course Sigma mounts. This thing was announce at Photokina last fall. Finally, it looks like it will actually release (ship?) on May 10, 2007. Canon is the company that really needed this lens though. Nikon has the wonderful 18-200 VR already. I’ve even been contemplating picking up a D40 or D50 (I’m a Canon user) just so I could have the 18-200 VR to carry around on family vacations and outings. I’m looking forward to reading some reviews on this lens and I’ll be sure to pass along my thoughts if I end up picking one up. If it lives up to the hype, it looks like a real bargain in the $550 neighborhood.
This is a must have lens for Canon DSLR owners.
It must be expensive, right? Does it have IS and USM? Is it an “L” lens?
The answer to all three of these question is a resounding “NO”!
The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II can be had at a pittance of about $70 or so, street. So now, the “why”?
First off, as you can see, it’s cheap. Not only is it cheap by it’s great glass for the pennies you pay. This is probably the best “bang for the buck” lens that Canon offers and the first lens you should buy for your new DSLR.
I won’t rehash what others more knowledgeable than me have said about this lens. Below are some links for your reading pleasure which reinforce the points I’ve made.
Individual User Reviews from FredMiranda.com
You or someone you know has a digital camera on their Christmas Wish List. Which one do you really want or which one should you get for that special someone. I’m picking what I think are the top three cameras in a variety of categories below. I’ll try to give you some kind of sense of what kinds of people fit with which cameras below.
Camera on a Budget – Under $200
The growth of technology has really prompted this catagory of cameras. Four years ago, finding a digital camera under $200 was practically impossible. Sure, you might have seen a few on ebay, but how well did they work – or better yet, did they work at all?
There are several great cameras in this price range now. The Canon Powershot A430 is just one example. At about $135, it’s well within the budget-minded giver’s range. It’s a 4 megapixel cameral with a 4x optical zoom. This is a great zoom for such an inexpensive and small camera. The A430 also comes in several different color schemes, including gold, red and blue.
Another great camera is the Canon Powershot A530. It’s a 5 megapixel and has a 4x optical zoom and runs in the neighborhood of $130. While it’s got more megapixels, it’s also physically a larger camera. Still, on a budget, you can’t go wrong with this camera. You get a lot more than what you pay for here.
Small Camera, Big Picture
On the high side of the technology wave, there are tons of features and specs to consider. A lot of these considerations are making it into smaller and smaller packages. You can get a lot out of a camera that will fit in your pocket comfortably. That’s what this category is all about. Folks who want to have high technology accessible (in their purse or pants) – but not in the way.