Deal alert! Nikon and Panasonic each dropped some new savings and deals today on a variety of their products. Topping that list is $200 off the Nikon 24-70mm F/2.8E and $300 off the Panasonic GH4, among other great savings as well. If you have been eyeing some new Nikon or Panasonic gear than this is a deal listing you will want to take a look at. Continue reading…
The X-Pro2 and X-T2 may feature Fujifilm’s latest tech, but the X-T1 is still a very capable and popular mirrorless choice and today we are featuring a deal on it effectively worth $400 off. This virtually puts the X-T1 into a ‘Buy if you have the money’ category for the time being. Such a killer deal on an incredible camera.
Cheap Photo Refurb Deal Highlights
- Fujifilm X-T1 Body – 31% off – Get The Deal
- Olympus OM-D E-M1 – 20% off – Get The Deal
- Pelican 1170 Carrying Case – 45% off – Get The Deal
- Bushnell Advanced Tripod – 46% off – Get The Deal
- Lexar 32GB CF 2 Pack – %8 off – Get The Deal
Obviously we don’t recommend shooting your professional shoots with your phone, but there is no denying that at times, just using your phone for a shot is faster, easier and just better than lugging around a full camera setup. Keeping up on social media is a big part ot marketing your photography and being able to be creative with your phone images is key, so here are some great phone accessory deals to take your phoneographgy to another level.
- Mpow MLens V1 Professional Clip-on Lens Kit – Save 17% – Deal
- TECHO Universal Camera Lens Kit – Save 43% – Deal
- Gizcam 3 in 1 Phone Lens Kit – Save 40% – Deal
- KobraTech Mini Phone Tripod – Save 49% – Deal
- 360° Rotatable Tripod Smartphone Adapter Mount – $9.99 – Deal
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Welcome to Cheap Accessories, our Thursday post where we feature all of our non-camera & non-lens deals. You will see some great deals on lighting, storage, stabilization, bags and more. Today we have over 30 deals for you to take advantage of.
There are loads and loads of benefits to purchasing used gear. For starters, you know that it’s working fine in most cases because someone has already given it a test run. On the other hand, you also end up saving a couple of bucks vs purchasing it brand new. Additionally, it lets you read reviews and find out more about the camera, lens or light before you make the purchase–which helps you in your decision to figure out whether the item is right for you or not.
Generally, the staff of the Phoblographer has always purchased used gear and we’ve rarely ever had problems. Here’s our guide to purchasing used camera gear.
Don’t go doing anything too dangerous with that new Pen E-PL7 as the company has just announced it will stop adding worldwide warranty support for its new digital cameras and accessories. While every piece of Olympus camera equipment has come with a worldwide warranty card since April 2014, now these globetrotting service packages will be reserved for a smaller set of products.
All Micro Four Thirds and compact cameras shipping out after September 2014 will now come with a local warranty card. Under the new policy users will have to take their camera to a participating repair or service center within the country it was purchased.
Considering the wait time for camera repairs usually can take up to weeks it should not be too much of a detriment for photographers traveling with their camera. The new policy change should only really affect users who have permanently moved to another country since purchasing their Olympus gear.
As for owners of older Olympus camera equipment, your worldwide warranties will still be valid. Users will still be able to bring in their gear for repairs as long as the damaged or faulty equipment still meets the warranty repair conditions. Olympus argues it had to make the policy change due to all the different law regulations and repair facility infrastructures within each individual country.
I recently did something stupid. A lens came out that caught my interest: The MS Optical Perar 24mm f4 Super Wide. I’ve been maintaining my photography fund and has the cash to buy it. To use the lens, I needed an an adapter because I work with a Sony A7. I could have bought a Metabones Leica M Mount Lens to Sony NEX adapter. But instead I took the cheap route and bought a $7 adapter from eBay. But it didn’t work. So there I was sitting there with this nifty new lens and no adapter to use it. The mistake I made was not making the proper investment.
Here are reasons for making the proper investment.