Previously, we reported the new Nikon School DVD (A Hands-on Guide to Creative Lighting) that will be released in November. For anyone who wants to learn how to use Nikon Speedlights (SB-600, SB-800, SB-900, etc) and Nikon’s Creative Lighting System (CLS), this DVD is really a must see. The DVD is currently available for $39.95 at NikonMall for pre-order. There is a trailer (Youtube video) of the DVD available. IMO, it is much better than the video excerpt Nikon released earlier. Read More…
Well, there is more bleak news lately. Consumers are clearly holding back on their spending. The camera gear manufacturers are most likely nervous too. No government stimulus package for them, so they do themselves a favor by enticing us to buy.
Canon has just sent out an email newsletter about its instant saving deals on SLR lenses and flashes. The offer is valid between October 19, 2008 and January 17, 2009 at authorized Canon dealers. Check out the qualified products in this Canon flyer (PDF) or the image below (Click to view larger version).
If you are interested in digital camcorders, mail-in rebates are also offered for the XL2 and GL2 models.
The economy is still souring. People are holding on to their wallets with fear of uncertainty. Competition is stronger… I guess these are the reasons to see some nice rebates and price cuts coming for Nikon products.
Also, check out the list of best selling DSLR cameras at Amazon.com.
Sony’s 24.6 megapixel full frame digital SLR camera A900 is available for pre-order at SonyStyle. It will be available on or about October 30th for $2999.99 body-only. I am sure many of you are tempted by this fine photography machine at this price point. However it doesn’t really hurt to wait though. Canon is bring out its EOS-5D replacement and there is a rumored Nikon high pixel count full frame DSLR coming as well.
Nikon D90 SLR Digital Camera with Nikon Nikkor 18-105mm VR Lens is available at BHPhotovideo for $1299.95. There is no body-only option until October. Click on the following button to go directly to the product page.