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Canon Double Rebates Ending Soon

ENDING SOON!
CANON DOUBLE INSTANT REBATES

Additionally to the normal “Instant Rebate” Canon launched a great promotion some months ago that “doubles” the rebates, but they are both ending very soon: January 8, 2011.

Don’t miss the chance if you are planning to buy a new camera, lens or flash! We all love promotions, and even more if they are “double”.

“Instant rebates” are the best way to buy at a lower price because you don’t need to send anything by mail and then wait for a check or prepaid card to take real advantage of the discount like with “mail-in rebates”. With “instant rebates” you pay less, it’s that simple.

Click here to see the Full List of all qualifying items for Double Rebates.

LIST OF QUALIFYING CAMERAS
FOR DOUBLE REBATE

Important:
– Any Body/Kit configurations are eligible
– The final double discounted price will only be reflected in the cart. Please check it and you will see the double saving!

IMPORTANT NOTE

Even if you don’t buy a second or third item, there is still an instant rebate available on LOT of Canon cameras, lenses and flashes! Both promotions end soon.

Check: FULL LIST of ALL qualifying items for “Instant Rebate” and “Double Instant Rebate”.

For instance the Canon 70-200mm 2.8L IS II USM (the best 70-200mm 2.8L by far) currently has $200 instant rebate, but if you buy it with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II (or any other DSLR that qualifies) at the same time, then you will get a $400 instant rebate on the lens.

Great moment to buy photo gear indeed!

Support us

Please help us to keep this blog running. Make your purchases through above or following links:
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Follow us on Twitter for special news, articles, important Promotions and Rebates . We try to keep everyone informed about promos, since they’re great to save when buying.

Thank you very much for your support and happy buying!

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December 29, 2010 Posted by | PROMOS | , , , , , | Leave a comment

EOS 60D Firmware 1.0.8

FIRMWARE UPDATE 1.0.8 for Canon EOS 60D

– Canon has revealed that the latest firmware update – Version 1.0.8 – for the EOS 60D DSLR is now available for download.

Firmware Version 1.0.8 incorporates the following fix:

  1. Fixes a phenomenon in which captured images may become overexposed when using the camera’s built-in flash, or an external Speedlite, in combination with the lenses listed below:
    • EF300mm f/4L IS USM
    • EF28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
    • EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
    • EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

Before downloading the firmware please ensure that you read the entire contents of this link.

* To find out more about all of Canon’s EOS DSLR firmware updates just click here.

Official announcement:
http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/news/eos60d_firmware_update.do

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

It’s indeed very nice to see that Canon is actively fixing all bugs being detected and reported. All customers appreciate a company that makes efforts to fix and improve their current products.

But… Guess what!? Yes, we keep on requesting Canon for improvements on EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7D.

Why? Because they CAN be improved (a lot). Many improvements are even a “kid’s game”, other require more work.

There are LOT of Canon users and customers asking those improvements since long ago (in some cases even since 2 years ago). Do not believe us, just do a research on forums, blogs and websites.

As always we post a reminder link to the List of Fixes & Improvements. Please check it and spread it for the benefit of all Canon users.

Some of those ideas and request listed there (collected from many hundred of professional and serious amateurs around the world) were taken by Canon and implemented on later but MUCH cheaper cameras (Panasonic took many ideas too, more seriously than Canon and did even a better job in their implementation).

If you want to get deeper and know more about the potential of Canon cameras that is not officially exploited by the manufacturer, please check The Hidden Potential of 5D Mark II and Magic Lantern Firmware Wiki. Do an internet research too, you may get surprised.

GREAT PROMOTIONS ENDING SOON

By the way, if you plan to buy a new camera, lens and/or flash, keep in mind there is a GREAT PROMOTION ending soon. You can save hundred of dollars when buying those items. Click here for more details.

There is an additional $100 instant rebate promotion for EOS 60D and EOS 7D ending soon too!.

Support us

Please help us to keep this blog running. Make your purchases through these links:
Photography &  Accessories
/ Lighting & Studio / Video / Pro Video / Pro Audio / Home Entertainment / Computers & Software. There’s no additional cost to you.

Follow us on Twitter for special news, articles, important promotions and rebates. We try to keep everyone informed about promos, since they’re great to save when buying.

Thank you very much in advance for your support.

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December 17, 2010 Posted by | Campaigns, CANON, EOS 60D, Firmware Updates, News & Info, PROMOS | , , , | Leave a comment

Selected Great Deals 12/2010

Christmas is almost here! If you still didn’t buy all your gifts or want to buy some more, you might find this post very useful.

Below there’s a very short list of selected great deals, promotions and items you may want to consider. Some of them are ending in few days, so don’t miss the chance!

The list could be very long, we just picked up some very interesting offers. For a full list of items, check any of these links:

Photography & Accessories / Lighting & Studio / Video / Pro Video / Pro Audio / Home Entertainment / Computers & Software

Canon Double Instant Rebates

This is the BEST current promotion for photographers and filmmakers using DSLR cameras (or people interested to join this great level of cameras).

We already posted a comprehensive article about it:  Click here to see full details.

Do not miss the chance to get many hundred dollars instant rebates on cameras, lenses and flashes. It is Real!

UPDATE: Promotion extended!
LEXAR 32GB Professional UDMA 600x CF Card

UPDATE: This promotion was extended and now ends December 31, 2010!
It was not a typographical error, it really ended 12/13/2010 (the price was the regular one on December 14, but recently the promo was extended to the end of the year (or until it gets out of stock). So you have a new chance to get it at lower price. It’s a great card, don’t miss it.

There is a great INSTANT REBATE on this excellent memory card. It is really fast, reliable and you can save $70 from the regular price. Offer ends December 13, 2010! (in few days).

Check full specs and get yours clicking here.

LEXAR is one of the best manufacturers of memory cards. We highly recommend this card.

Panasonic HDC-TM700 Camcorder: Full HD @ 60p!

You won’t see this kind of items very often on this site. This is a well deserved exception.

The reasons are simple: this Camcorder can record Full HD video at 60p (very unusual!), has a great image quality and costs only $750!

Check full specifications and reviews clicking here.

You can do beautiful Slow Motion with this camcorder. Very brief list of features:

  • 1920 x 1080p Full HD @ 60p (60fps progressive in AVC/H.264 format so you can edit it with almost every current video editing software)
  • 32GB Internal Flash Memory
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
  • 9.15MP 3 MOS Sensor
  • 3″ LCD
  • Leica Dicomar Lens
  • 18x Intelligent Zoom
  • Power O.I.S.
  • 14.2MP Still Image Capture
  • Headphone and Microphone Connections

Click here to watch a very nice Slow Motion video shot with this camcorder by iamkalaniprince. Even Philip Bloom has this camcorder! (check comments posted on the video).

This camcorder can be a really nice mate for your Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 7D or EOS 60D.

By the way, don’t forget the current $100 INSTANT REBATE available on the EOS 7D and EOS 60D!

Canon PowerShot G12 Digital Camera

This is one of the best (if not the best) compact cameras available on the market today. It is solid, metal made (you can feel the big difference compared to other compact P&S cameras), with full manual controls (along with lot of automatic modes like most P&S cameras). It has a great image quality and LOT of great features (including HD video recording and HDR photography shooting mode).

You can shoot full manual, partially auto or in full automatic mode.

We love this little gem; you can carry it on your pocket everywhere and still have lot of great features (including articulated display, HD video capturing, 5x Optical Zoom with Stabilizer, etc) found on higher level, much bigger and much more expensive cameras (like DSLRs).

Image quality is great for this class of camera, and it’s fully featured. If you want a GREAT compact camera for less than $470, you should consider this one!

There isn’t any rebate on this specific item, but since it is so nice, we decided to include it in the list. It is highly recommended.

Some features:

  • 10MP CCD Image Sensor (less megapixel count, much better image quality and less noise)
  • DIGIC 4 Image Processor
  • 1280 x 720p HD Video Capture (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MOV file format)
  • 2.8″ Vari-Angled LCD (Articulated Display)
  • JPEG and RAW File Image Capture
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMC+/HCMMC+ Card Slot
  • Lens: 28mm-140mm (35mm equivalent) with Hybrid IS (5x Optical Zoom)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Stereo Sound for Video
  • Manual Exposure Control
  • Macro shooting
  • HDR shooting mode & more.

Please check the Full specifications and reviews for more details.

Acer Aspire AS5334-2598 15.6″ Notebook

This is not a high-end notebook. But it is a bargain!

You can buy one for only $349.95 and use it for your home or office daily tasks, browse internet, listen to music, burn CD/DVDs, etc., everything on a big 15.6″ HD wide screen.

Check Full specifications here. Offer ends 12/31/2010.

Support us

Please help us to keep this blog running. Make your purchases through these links:
Photography &  Accessories
/ Lighting & Studio / Video / Pro Video / Pro Audio / Home Entertainment / Computers & Software. There’s no additional cost to you.

Follow us on Twitter for special news, articles, important promotions and rebates. We try to keep everyone informed about promos, since they’re great to save when buying.

Thank you very much in advance for your support and happy buying!

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December 9, 2010 Posted by | PROMOS | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Canon EOS 60D Special Rebate


** UPDATE: PROMOTION EXTENDED TO 01/08/2011 **

OFFER EXTENDED for both EOS 7D and EOS 60D, now ending on 01/08/2011. Still time to buy and save!

Besides the “Double Instant Rebates” promotion Canon has launched a special $100 instant rebate on the new Canon EOS 60D (also available for EOS 7D). It applies when buying the EOS 60D body only or the EOS 60D camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-135mm lens.

Of course, if you buy a lens or flash with the camera, then you double the rebate on that item! (this can save you many hundred dollars).

Please check Canon Double Rebates for more details.

IMPORTANT: this special promotion is also for Canon EOS 7D and ends 11/24/2010.

The EOS 60D has great feature for both stills and video shooters. One of the most noticeable new features is the new fully articulated LCD screen.

A very brief summary of the most relevant features include:

  • Includes Canon EF-S 18-135mm Lens (optional)
  • 18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 1920 x 1080 Full HD Video Capture at 24/25/30p modes
  • 1280 x 720 HD Video Capture at 50/60p modes
  • Manual Audio Gain (yes, you read it well)
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
  • DIGIC 4 Image Processor
  • Vari-Angle Clear View 3.0″ Flip-Out LCD
  • Top panel LCD & Rear control dial
  • 5.3 fps Continuous Shooting
  • HDR Photography function
  • RAW and Post Processing functions (correct distortion, chromatic aberration and more)
  • Works with all Canon EF and EF-S Lenses
  • ISO 6400 – Expandable to 12800
  • HDMI Output to HDTV
  • and lot more…  Check full specifications below.

COMMENTS & TESTS

As previously posted some days ago in our article EOS 60D 5 Test in 1, Mr. Amila C. Kumarasinghe from Sri Lanka has recently posted a very nice and interesting video test made with the new Canon EOS 60D.

One of the comments he sent us was about the improved performance of the 60D related to overheating during long sessions.

He told us: “last days I had a recording with 1hr and 45mins continuously. Camera (EOS 60D) didnt get overheat. Thats a good point. In my experience we can’t use 7D for 30mins continously, they get overheat. 60D does great job. (Basically my country is little Warm that means normal temperature range is 30-35º C in my area. . . .)”

That indeed is a very interesting point to keep in mind, that lot of filmmakers and videographers will really appreciate.

Additionally, this new camera has VERY interesting buil-in RAW and Post Processing functions for still photography (see Specifications below).

EOS 7D vs. 60D

If you are planning to buy a new camera and you are choosing between these two models (both APS-C sensor cameras), the first thing you should keep in mind is: Are you mostly interested in still shooting OR in movie/video recording?

To make it very brief:

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November 8, 2010 Posted by | EOS 60D, PROMOS | , , , , | Leave a comment

Canon Double Rebates

CANON DOUBLE INSTANT REBATES

Canon has launched a new additional promotion few days ago. We love promotions, and even more if they are “double”.

“Instant rebates” are great, the best way to get a lower price because you don’t need to send anything by mail and then wait for a check or prepaid card to take real advantage of the discount like in the “mail-in rebates”.

With “instant rebates” you pay less, it’s that simple. So we think this is well worth sharing with all people.

Don’t miss the chance if you are planning to buy a new camera, lens or flash!

Click here to see the list of all qualifying items for Double Rebates.

LIST OF QUALIFYING CAMERAS
FOR DOUBLE REBATE

Important:
– Any Body/Kit configurations are eligible
– The final double discounted price will only be reflected in the cart. Please check it and you will see the double saving!

IMPORTANT NOTE

Even if you don’t buy a second or third item, there is already an instant rebate available on lot of Canon lenses and flashes!

For instance the Canon 70-200mm 2.8L IS II USM has a $200 instant rebate, but if you buy it with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II (or any other DSLR that qualifies) at the same time, then you will get a $400 instant rebate on the lens.

Great moment to buy photo gear indeed!

Support us

Please help us to keep this blog running. Make your purchases through above or following links:
Photography & Accessories
/ Lighting & Studio / Video / Pro Video / Pro Audio / Home Entertainment / Computers & Software. There’s no additional cost to you.

Follow us on Twitter for special news, articles, important Promotions and Rebates. We try to keep everyone informed about promos, since they’re great to save when buying.

Thank you very much for your support and happy buying!

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October 27, 2010 Posted by | PROMOS | , , | Leave a comment

Canon & Nikon Rebates

This article is all about promotions, rebates and good deals. Take a look, you may find it helpful to save lot of money!

Contents:

  • Canon Instant Rebates – Save up to $250
  • Extended Canon Mail-in-Rebates – Save up to $700
  • Canon 60D – In Stock!
  • Nikon Instant Rebates – Ending Soon

CANON INSTANT REBATES
SAVE UP TO $250

It’s always great to know when rebates and promotions are available, to take advantage of them and save lot of money.

There is currently an “Instant Rebate” promotion on lot of Canon gear. Click on the above banner and check it! This might be the right time for your purchase.

Additionally, you can check our GEAR section to see more available promotions on accessories, supports, P&S cameras, camcorders, digital audio devices, etc.

EXTENDED CANON MAIL-IN-REBATES
SAVE UP TO $700

B&H Photo-Video is offering an exclusive extension of the great promotion “EOS and Pixma”.

Rebates of $400, $500 and $700 are available when purchasing one of the following cameras with a PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II Printer or PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II Printer (both great for Professional Lab Quality Prints):

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October 8, 2010 Posted by | News & Info, PROMOS | , , , , | Leave a comment

More Canon Rebates

Contents:

  • More Canon rebates
  • Cameras available on this rebate

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MORE CANON REBATES

Canon is offering rebates when purchasing most of the latest Digital SLR cameras:

If you are planning to buy a new camera, this might be a good opportunity. This offer ends 09/30/2010, but as always many items get out of stock before the end, or unpredictably. So if you have made your mind up on a model, don’t hesitate to order.

CAMERAS AVAILABLE ON THIS REBATE

Rebates of $400, $500 and $700 (depending on model) are available when purchasing one of the following cameras with a Pixma Pro Photo Printer (great for photo-quality printings):

  • Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D
  • Canon EOS Rebel T1i/500D
  • Canon EOS 50D

Note: a rebate is also available when purchasing only the Pixma Pro Photo Printer without a DSLR.

Please click on the following banners for more details:

Please read carefully the rebate instructions included in the above links. Both printer & camera purchases must appear on the same receipt.

August 16, 2010 Posted by | News & Info, PROMOS | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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