Wednesday, November 21, 2012

My favorite Black Friday deals

Added: Canon 5d3 ($2939), Dell Inspiron 15R ($479)

Here are the best photo-related Black Friday deals that I've seen.

Nikon D600 $1997 ($100 off, 2% reward) plus 32GB SDHC Transcend card (I believe it's like this one that I got) and Lowepro holster-style bag
As you know I love my D600.  Reviewed here.  This is the best deal I've seen so far.

I also saw deals for the Nikon D3100, D3200, D5100, D5200, and D7000.

Canon 5d3 - looks like an amazing deal.
Adorama also has the 5d2 and 5d3 on sale:
Canon 5d Mark III $3299.  --> see above ebay sale instead
Canon 5D Mark II $1799. Reviewed here.

Laptop for photo editing:
Dell Inspiron 15R with intel i5-3210M 8GB RAM / 1TB HDD $479
Note that the processor is a 3rd generation Ivy Bridge intel processor.  I just don't know how many USB ports it has, or if any are USB 3.0.
I upgraded my laptop to a Dell 14z not too long ago.  Here's the post about it.

Fisheye lenses: both of these are identical (just different brands).  I don't have a Samyang/Rokinon/ProOptic fisheye but I do know that it has among the most even distortion for fisheyes.  Note that these are manual only.  FYI there is a version that includes a chip (for focus confirmation, and auto exposure) -- see this eBay search.  I don't think these particular items have it.  You may want to check.  To get an idea for the kinds of images you can get with this kind of lens check out our review of the Tokina 10-17 Fisheye

a) Pro optic 8mm fisheye Nikon mount $229

Canon 40mm 2.8 pancake lens $149 ($50 off)

Colorright / Flashright - 80% off
I use a Flashright Pro as a DIY version of the 360 Spinlight
Coupon code: BlackFriday80

Contemporary wooden frame for six 4x6" photos

DISCLAIMER: I'm not affiliated with any of these sellers.  I'm not receiving any compensation for any of these.


  1. This is the cheapest price for MarkIII I've seen so far. By the way, they say that the price for MarkIII as well as Nikon D600 will come down even further once the 6D is available for sale.

    1. Wow that deal sounds almost too good to be true. I also thought that electronics were more expensive down under. Have you tried this retailer?

      Yes i think you're right about the d600 price.

      Best regards,

    2. Yes Mic, true. Not just electronics but everything is bit expensive here down under compared to our Asian Neighbors. But this web site actually operates from Hong Kong so they have (arguably) the lowest possible price we can expect.

      I've had a lot of dealings with this site, bought quite a few lenses from them, no issues so far.

    3. Thanks! That's reassuring.

      Best regards,


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