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Kevin-Lee The Phoblographer Nikon D750 Product Images (11 of 14)

It’s your last chance to score great deals on Nikon DSLR products; but if you’re not a Nikon fan then Canon has some sweet discounts available as do Sony, Panasonic, and more.

In the edition of Cheap Photo, we show you some of our favorite deals and those that are about to expire. All the best camera deals, lens deals, and discounts are right here.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Zeiss 35mm f2 Loxia first impressions product images (9 of 9)ISO 4001-100 sec at f - 5.0

Late last year, Zeiss announced two lenses for the Sony full frame E-mount cameras, which created the Loxia lineup. These lenses were designed to cover a full frame sensor area for mirrorless cameras like the Sony A7 series. The lenses are manual focus only–which is one of Zeiss’s fortes and has been for years due to their reputation in the manufacturing world. They also have a manual aperture and fully working depth of field scale. And like their more popular lens options, these lenses don’t have a rubber focusing ring.

We’ve been spending some time with the Zeiss 35mm f2 Loxia so far, and like many manual focus lenses on a full frame camera, it isn’t simple to work with.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II review lead image (1 of 1)ISO 4001-30 sec at f - 2.8

Hey Micro Four Thirds users, you’ve got a couple of new special deals in the form of Panasonic lens discounts. That and many more camera deals, lens deals, and discounts after the jump.

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Nissin recently announced a brand new radio-capable flash, the Nissin Di700A Air Flash requires you to use the company’s new Air 1 commander to trigger it and transmit instructions from the commander to the flash. The units are part of what Nissin is calling the Nissin Air System, and they claim that this system works from up to 98 feet away on eight different radio channels.

The Air 1 controls three different groups (A, B, C) and multiple flashes can be in each group to be controlled via TTL or manually.

The units will launch in March, and will be available for Canon and Nikon to start. The company promises that a Sony version is coming this summer. The Nissin Di700A will cost $259 while the Air 1 Commander for Canon Nikon and Sony will be $79. Want the kit? Di700A Air and Air 1 Commander combo will run you $299.

More images are after the jump.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Nikon D810 review lead product image (1 of 1)ISO 4001-60 sec at f - 4.0

Usually we try to split our Cheap Photo Deals up a bit more, but Adorama just sent us a crazy discount deal for a Nikon D810 and AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Lens kit. What usually costs $4596.95) is now $3,696.95 after $900 Instant Rebate, and the deal exposure on 2/28/15. That’s a $900 Instant Rebate On Nikon D810.

More deals are after the jump.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Phottix Indra 500 TTL product images review (8 of 8)ISO 4001-40 sec at f - 3.5

This is the review that almost didn’t happen; and we have pretty much no one else to blame but ourselves.

The Phottix Indra 500 TTL was announced back during Photokina 2014, and we got our test unit back in December. Phottix’s reputation is associated with delivering products that are affordable, reliable, well built, simplistic, and effective. And when the company stated that the monolight included TTL capabilities with both Canon and Nikon cameras in one monolight plus lots of creative controls offered with other lights, it seemed like an immediate win-win situation.

Then the unit came in: and what I didn’t know at the time was that my 5D Mk II was slowly on its last legs. Additionally, we didn’t know that the first version of the Odin trigger (used the transmit and control the light) didn’t work so swimmingly. Instead, we switched to the Canon Rebel SL1 and the Canon 6D–additionally we used the Odin version 1.5. When these switches were made, we had pretty much no problems; which a high emphasis on pretty much.

We played with the Phottix Indra back around Photo Plus 2014, and found it to be a great deal. In a single package you get a light that is both AC and DC capable, has TTL transmission for both Nikon and Canon (with the possibility of Sony coming), manual light control, stroboscopic mode, an adjustable modelling light, ports for other transmitters like PocketWizards, and a well built body.

Despite how incredible the Phottix Indra 500 TTL is, it’s still not the perfect monolight–but it’s possibly the closest thing to it on the market.

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