Sony A99, NEX-6, RX1 and VG30 Available for Pre-Order at B&H Photo

Sony spewed out a whole bulkload of awesome new gear last night, and the internet went all crazy about it. Be it the new A99 SLT camera, the awesome RX1 fullframe compact, the new NEX-6 or the VG30 camcorder — I am sure many of you are longing to own the one or the other of these items. Well, you know what? You can already preorder them over at B&H Photo, and be one of the first to actually own (and use) them!

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Cheap Photo: Canon and Nikon Instant Savings at B&H

If you’re currently looking for Canon and Nikon products — especially lenses and speedlights –, you might want to take a look at B&H’s rebate pages. You’ll find a number of Canon and Nikon lenses as well as Canon speedlights there with instant savings of up to $ 300 (compared to MSRP).

Some examples:

The popular Canon 50/1.4 is currently on offer for $ 359 — that’s a $ 40 drop from the MSRP.

The EF-S 17-55/2.8 IS USM is $ 120 off, which means you can have it for $ 1,059 instead of 1,179.

And finally, the 70-200/2.8 L IS II USM comes with a whopping $ 300 savings, currently selling for $ 2,199 instead of 2,499 at B&H

If you’re in for a new flash, the Speedlite 600EX-RT is $ 50 off, selling for $ 579 instead of 629.

On the Nikon side, you can save up to $ 950 if you buy select discounted items together.

For example, while the D7000 alone is $ 200 off, if you pair it with the 18-200/3.5-5.6 DX VR II, you save a total of $ 450 and pay only $ 1,596,95 instead of $2,046.95.

There’s more, though. Take a look at B&H’s Canon rebate page and Nikon rebate page and see for yourself.

But here’s an even more ridiculous deal. If you select a Canon PowerShot G12 and add a Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II inkjet printer to your shopping basket, you get the whole package for as little as $ 298. PLUS free shipping. That saves you more than $ 400 over the already discounted price of each item. Even if you’re only in for either one, it doesn’t make any sense at this point not to get both at once.

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!mo Updates Their Camera Strap Line with 11 New Designs, Promises Madd Street Cred

!mo, the company with the weird name that I for the life of me cannot pronounce, just released brand new strap designs. Staying true to their philosophy, they’ve got a lot more flare than your standard strap. Once again, they come in Neoprene or cotton depending on what your style is. They’re available at Rigu, but here’s the rundown for you and as usual, click then links and then use the discount code PHOBLOG10 for an extra 10% off

– Orange wheel



Oceanic Plant

Black Romance Skulls


Lemon Tree


Fruit at night

Coffee Heart

Happy Prince

Yellow Sweetie


Cheap Photo: Buy a Fujifilm X Pro 1 + 1 Lens and Get $300 Off

Need another reason to drool over the Fujifilm X Pro 1? Well, there is currently a $300 rebate in place at B&H Photo when you purchase lens. But before you purchase it, make sure that you read our review and also check out our review of the 35mm f1.4 for Fujifilm X Mount.

Still not convinced? Check out our three way comparison vs the NEX 7 and OMD. And if that’s not enough, take a look at how the X Pro 1 did against the Canon 5D Mk II and 5D Mk III.

We Dare You to Not Look at This Canon Lens Discount Page and Not Buy Something


Right now, B&H Photo has a list of major discounts that end on September 1st. You can get instant savings on a slew of different lenses. Take a look at the page.

But we wouldn’t be such great guys if we didn’t give you any guidance. Here are some of the lenses with savings that we’ve reviewed previous (with the accordingly linked reviews.)

Canon 8-15mm f4 L Fisheye Zoom

Canon 17-40mm f4 L Zoom

Canon 35mm f1.4 L (My bread and butter lens)

Canon 50mm f1.4

Canon 85mm f1.8 (another favorite of mine)

Canon 100mm f2.8 L IS and the 100mm f2.8 Macro non L IS (we’ve got a whole comparison here too)

Also remember that every purchase helps to support the site when you first click the according links and then directly make a purchase.


Cheap Photo: Rebates on Select Sony DSLRs; Mirrorless Cameras, and Lots More

Sony DSLRs are some hot business right now; and the company itself must be praised for all the innovation they’ve been doing for the past couple of years. With that said, Amazon is offering an extra $100 off on select Sony Alpha DSLRs on the previously hyperlinked text. Amongst them is the Sony A37; which we’ve previously reviewed as well. And because we know you’re going to ask, the strap in the photo above is from A7, and is the original black leather camera strap.

But that’s not all, be sure to check B&H Photo’s current rebates in place on:

Mirrorless Cameras

Mirrorless Camera Lenses


DSLR Lenses

Memory cards

Now remember: this site stays alive only with your support. If you want to make a purchase, make sure that you DIRECTLY click the links and then purchase. That’s the only way that we receive a small percentage in commission to keep the servers running.

In contrast, also consider clicking the donate tab on the right hand side bar of the site.


(UPDATE: PHOBLOGRAPHER READERS GET 10% OFF) Cheap Photo: The New Straps from !mo Are Beautifully Retro Vintage: Will Do Well In Your Instagram Feed

Talk about some beautiful and retro styled goodness, Rigu now has new straps in from !m0 (when you figure out how to pronounce it, please share). There are a bunch of different varieties with the cotton straps being able to hold 180lbs before they break (that weighs more than I do) and the neoprene ones can bench press 120lbs. The Neoprene also has some snazzy quick release buckles for faster strap transfers from one camera to another if you’re a collector like I am.

You can do a lot more than stare at these straps on your screen, as they’re available in a bunch of different varieties on Rigu’s page. And even I have to say that they’re pretty damned affordable.

Editor’s Note Update: Make a purchase using this link and enter the code PHOBLOG10 and get 10% off of your purchase.

Cheap Photo: Some of These Are Deals, Some Are Just Drool Worthy

Today we’ve got a couple of pretty cool offers for you. I’m not going to sit here and lie to you like every other blogger or marketing rep does and say that these are deals. But I will say that these are cool. Just also a quick reminder that all purchases help to support the site and pay our server bill (which is immense now).

– The JVC GC-XA1 ADIXXION camera is almost like a GoPro, but they’re marketing it with more highly fashioned photoshopping. It is around $349.

MacBook Pro Retinas are in stock too at B&H Photo

PocketWizard Plus III Transceivers are also available. You should really check out our review before you purchase though.

– The Sigma SD1 Merrill is enjoying a discount as well for $300 savings.

– The Fujifilm F800EXR is also available for pre-order

– The Canon 60D is currently available with a value bundle

– So is the T3i

– The price has been shaved off of this MacBook Pro bundle as well.

– The Canon 7D is being sold refurbished (which are often better than brand new in my experience)

– PhotoWhoa has a current deal on a Natural Light Portraiture DVD by Steve Bedell


The Photographer’s Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos

BetterPhoto Basics: The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Taking Photos Like a Pro

The Photographer’s Mind: Creative Thinking for Better Digital Photos

The Photographer’s Vision: Understanding and Appreciating Great Photography

Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision

Michael Freeman’s Perfect Exposure: The Professional’s Guide to Capturing Perfect Digital Photographs

Photography and the Art of Seeing: A Visual Perception Workshop for Film and Digital Photography

Cheap Photo: The Lonliness That Your Wallet Feels Can Be Filled With Gear…Maybe

Here’s the roundup of special deals we found across the web for today.

– SanDisk Memory card specials including a 32GB SHDC Class 10 for $73.95 vs $104.50. But CF cards are also available.

Canon discount bundles: You can save up to $400. First select a lens, then a camera body. Don’t know which one to get? Check out our guide.

Nikon has deals where you can buy a body and lenses together and then save more money. This includes the very highly rated D5100.

Tamron also has lens rebates. We’ve reviewed the 18-270mm, 60mm f2, and the 17-50mm f2.8 VC. Check them all out.

Tokina also has lenses on rebate. Are you sick of all the glass yet?

– The Fujifilm X10 has a $50 rebate available. Take a look at our review.

– Also remember that when you shop at Rigu, you get 10% off when you use the Phoblographer discont code on the right hand banner.

Photowhoa has Frank Doorhof’s Guide to Model Photography.

– The Canon Powershot S100 is going for around $166 off on Amazon. Take a look at our review.

Cheap Photo: Camera Split Strap From Custom SLR

Custom SLR is the company that announced the M Tripod Mount plate, and today we’ve found a deal on another item of theirs. A new site called PhotoWhoa has a deal on an interesting strap that lets your neck breathe a bit better or your wrist if you’re one that loves to wrap a strap around their wrist. I’ve read before that if your wrists are hot, the rest of you can also be (and I’ve proven it to myself by gauging how much I sweat during the summer while photowalking.) The company also claims that will alleviate pain and stress on your body.

The strap is originally going for $29 but when using this link, you can snag it for $20 instead.

We Think You’re Kind of Awesome, So We Got 10% Off Rigu For Phoblographer Readers

We featured Rigu a little while back, and thought they were a bit quirky but cool enough for everyone. Basically, they’re the Photojojo of Britain. Today, we’re happy to let everyone know that we’ve got a special treat for you. Their prices are already pretty fairly competitive, but if you’re a Phoblographer reader and use the code PHOBLOG10 while making your purchase, you’ll receive an extra 10% discount off of your purchase.

My personal recommendations: I like brown leather bags, and I also digg leather wrist straps. But when I’m not shamefully promoting the stealing of hides, I prefer someplace to secretly store my whiskey.

The new Phoblographer discount program is now in effect and if there are units that you’d love for us to review, I’d really appreciate it if you kindly let us know.