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Letting us know of all these deals is great, but just be careful not to give the impression that this great site suddenly became a advert host for companies that want to sell stuff
. . . unless they compensate you, since this site is popular and it's like free advertising for them, you know? No hidden meaning here. . . just what I wrote and nothing else.
btw, I am lucky because I can get lightroom or any other programs like C4D from my University at prices WAY below retail. I got PS CS5 for $200 (non upgrade) and I can get lightroom for $100 ANY time as student license fee.
I get a small percentage of sales from B&H, and no, I dont want to become a "deals site". LensRentals.com I do as a favour, because they've been great to me and pretty much everyone else they ever deal with. Gura Gear I feel the same way about.
Black Friday is thankfully 2 days of deals and I don't have to post much more than that. I usually limit it to reporting hard to get stuff that shows up in stock.
I've probably received 200+ emails about Black Friday deals... posting 4-5 is enough I think.
For a hundred bucks I might add it. Unfortunately, the link to B&H shows a price now of $149. This is as of Friday Nov 25, 2 pm Eastern Time.
I just emailed B&H to find out why that changed.
So my wife accidentally dropped my Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens (in its case) and broke the knob off of the tripod collar. Is there any way to get this fixed besides getting a new one? I can't seem to find the original anywhere. Although there is one seller on ebay who just posted it but the item has heavy signs of usage which I don't like. My lens feels naked without it and I would hate to put in a non-canon ring on this beautiful lens. Please help!!
These can be repaired, they aren't available through retail.
You'd be looking in the $200 range for a new one, I know with other collars you can buy replacement parts through Canon Parts (Or a third party provider of Canon parts).
$20,000 too much scratch? Thereâ€™s a rumor on the DVXuser forums that Canon has indeed dropped the price of the upcoming EOS C300 to â‚¬12,000, that converts to about $16,000 USD.
Is a rumoured new pricepoint to shift your desire for a Red Scarlett over to the C300?
I went through three copies before giving up on the 24-70mmL f/2.8. Awful!
Yes, I know that very good copies exist but none came my way. I'll happily pay $2K if the new lens delivers.
The work done in this mm range is now covered by two primes, a 24mm f1.4L II, a surprisingly good Sigma 50mm f/1.4 and a brilliant copy of the 24-105mm F/4is. Still I'd prefer a lighter bag with a stellar 24-70mm F/2.8 doing the work of the three current lenses. The primes are keepers for when they're needed, but for most jobs, give me a good bright zoom any day.
It's more often than not, the camera body and not the lens that's off.
I'm wondering if anyone has any specific details, estimate/figures or generalized standards for figuring out the retail markup that stores put on lenses, bodies and equipment.
I'm being told by a salesmen that they basically make little to no money selling new lenses and that they only make money on used equipment and accessories. I am certain that this is what most salesmen of cameras and lenses say and have always said. But I don't necessarily believe them, and that is what I'm after,-how accurate is this common line, or is it a total line that many just learned to accept but is far from reality?
In most retail, electronics and computer components included, etc. etc., there is a significant markup. Any detail, or hard evidence on how camera retail works and what the actual/estimable margins are. Thank you very much.
Retailers make next to nothing on camera lenses and camera bodies. He's not lying. I worked a long while in retail, and there was rarely a double digit margin. That usually only happened at launch, and when things were hard to come by.
Here's a few true story examples. (Canada)
Dealer cost $464
Sale price: $449 (Price Match on say Staples)
Visa @ 1.2%: $6.09 (after tax)
Total Cost: 470.09
Canon Provides 2% volume discount from a large Christmas order.
+ Another $15 sell through rebate claim.
$24.28 Back to the retailer.
Dealer sees both of these credits 6 months down the road.
Total raw profit on the G9 sale: $3.20
100% factual true story. This isn't an anomaly. This is why your local camera retailer spends most of the Christmas season crying over loss leader flyers from Wal-Mart and Staples.
So when they say, "no you can't have a free bag or memory card"... there's a reason.
There's a reason the local camera store is a dying breed.
Canon EF 800 f/5.6L IS
Dealer Cost: $10,480
Merchant Account Cost: $149
Sale Price: $10,999
Raw Profit: $370
You get the idea.......
These examples were at various different times, prices have changed since then.
I hear from lots of people that arenâ€™t happy with the 8-15 f/4L fisheye. They wish Canon would update the full frame fisheye 2.8 prime.
How many of you wish Canon would do a fast L prime fisheye?
Sigma to the rescue? I will say, the Sigma 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye is a great lens. Itâ€™s what we stock at Lens Rentals Canada. It can be had for $609 at B&H. I feel itâ€™s as good as the Canon 15 f/2.8 was/is.
The replacement of the 580EX II is said to be a quantum leap forward as far as flash technology goes. Weâ€™re all eagerly awaiting it.
Patent Information (Translated)
- Patent Publication No. 2011-232461
- Published 2011.11.17
- Filing date 2010.4.26
How to determine the flash exposure
- Capacitor (GN), sensitivity ISO, aperture by calculating the distance
- If the flash can adjust the RGB primary colors, not for its calculations
- Based on the color temperature is set to flash, strobe light to calculate the distance
I am surprised you picked the 24 f/1.4L II over say the 35 f/1.4L. The 24 is an amazing lens but when I tried to make portrait with it this is when I realized I was still a rookie at photography!
Do you try to always use it levelled to the ground or do you instead like it to create special effects? Just wondering...
I pick the 24 because I like how it works with APS-H and full frame. I use the 24 for up close and personal candid portrait stuff. It can give great perspective as well.
Disclaimer I realize this is Canon Rumors, however a massive megapixel Nikon DSLR is relevant. We didnâ€™t get such a feature from the 1D X, maybe this is whatâ€™s coming with the next 5D.Nikon D800 We & NRreported ages ago that Nikon was going to release a giant megapixel camera. The announcement date seems to have moved around a lot.
Nikon Rumors has a purported image of the the camera, and a spec list.
Specs from NR
- Smaller and lighter than D700
- Resolution: 7360â€”4912 (36MP)
- CF+SD memory card slots
- Slightly larger display
- Excellent video quality, better than D3s
- Video modes: 1080p/30/25/24 and 720p/60/30/25/24
- AF identical to D3/D700
I received word that Canon has 2 or 3 announcement slated for January and February. Logic would say lenses, DSLRs and PowerShots would receive separate billing if the â€œ3″ is true.
I have also heard elsewhere that we wonâ€™t see anything DSLR related announced until March 2012.
Full Frame? The last thing I was told, is weâ€™d see a larger megapixel full frame camera available by the summer of 2012. One would assume 5D Mark III, but it could be something else. Anything that far off is hard to pinpoint.
Iâ€™ve heard as many as 5 full frame camera prototypes are out there.