They took a while, but Amazon’s got D300 pre-orders up now too:
You can keep track of the Nikon D300’s availability on this page.
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Amazon just put up their Sony ?700 pages and the camera is now available for pre-order. Amazon has a first-come, first-served policy with pre-orders, so if you’re planning on getting one, you’d better get in line now.
The ?700 (body only) is initially showing out of stock with no pre-order option. Both kits show availability of December 15, 2007; however, Sony has already said the a700 body only and 18-70 kit would ship in October, while the 16-105 kit will ship in November. I imagine that Amazon is being rather conservative with availability dates as they were with the Canon 40D.
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Amazon.com has updated the Canon 40D page today. They’ve changed the availability information to note an August 30 “release” as opposed to the September 20 date that was previously on there. I’m still trying to verify, but, presumably, this means that your pre-ordered Canon 40D will ship tomorrow (free shipping and no sales tax). This means we can all be shooting with Canon 40D this weekend.
UPDATE 8/30/07: The Canon 40D is “now shipping” as of 6:52 a.m. ET.
If you haven’t ordered your Canon 40D yet, you can order it via the following direct links:
Amazon has also made the following caveat regarding the Canon 40D’s availability:
Note on Availability: This item is in high demand and supplies from the manufacturer are limited. Its availability fluctuates, and if the item is not currently in stock, we cannot guarantee that we will receive additional quantities in a timely manner. Orders are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
That means: Order NOW if you want to be shooting a new Canon 40D anytime soon.
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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.
Canon 1Ds Mark III
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:
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. ; )