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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Why You Should Buy ALL Your Photo Video Equipment in December of Any Given Year (and 10 Specific Items You Should Buy NOW During Boxing Day Sales!)

I always buy a lot of my yearly purchases before and after Christmas.

Sometimes it infuriates my family as it makes me a hard person to buy a Christmas gift for because there's a good chance I may have already bought an item if I saw it on sale.

Why, you ask?

Well, because you just aren't going to find the same SUPER sales that are on before and after Christmas during the rest of the year.  Stores make 70% and up of their yearly sales at Christmas time, and they discount hardest at Christmas time to make sure they achieve their yearly sales targets and make their sales revenue better than the last year.

And this is why you should buy almost everything you need at Christmas time.  No, I'm not talking groceries and weekly consumables like toilet paper, but office equipment, new camera gear, that lens you've been jones'ing for, computers, tablets, cell phones... almost everything is cheaper, WAY CHEAPER, in December of any given year (right before Christmas, and immediately following). 

To illustrate my point, here's 10 Photo Video Items that you should buy NOW during Boxing Day Sales that you won't find at a better price throughout the rest of the year.

1) Lenses.  It doesn't matter whether you need a new mid-range f2.8 zoom like the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens (on NOW for ONLY $569.99 at B&H), a longer telephoto zoom like the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens (on NOW for ONLY $999.99 at B&H), or a fast prime like the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens (on NOW for ONLY $1619.00 at B&H), you are unlikely to find better deals on lenses at any other time of the year.

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens

2) Cameras, either DSLR body only, or DSLR + Lens Bundles.  If you're looking to upgrade your DSLR, need a new pocket camera, want to try out M4/3, or need to add another video DSLR to get multiple angles for that big video shoot, December is the time to buy!  You're unlikely to get a Nikon D7000 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only) at a better price than $699.99, a Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera Kit with 18-135mm and 70-300mm Lenses for less than $1548.00, or a Sony Alpha NEX-3N Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens for lower than $398.00.

Nikon D7000 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only)

Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera Kit

Sony Alpha NEX-3N with 16-50mm

3) Accessories.  Whether it's memory cards like Compact Flash, SD, or Micro SD, camera bags, or a tablet for showing off your portfolio and checking email on the run, December is the time to buy.

What photographer or videographer couldn't use more or bigger memory cards?  BH has the SanDisk 32GB SDHC Memory Card Ultra Class 10 UHS-1 on for ONLY $23.95 (Reg. $35.95)

SanDisk 32GB SDHC Memory Card Ultra Class 10 UHS-1

or, if you're still using Compact Flash CF cards, the Transcend 32GB CompactFlash Memory Card 400x UDMA for ONLY $39.95

Transcend 32GB CompactFlash Memory Card 400x UDMA

BH has this awesome Lowepro Stealth Reporter D200 AW Shoulder Bag that fits a Pro Digital SLR Camera with 3-4 Lenses, Flash, Media and Accessories on for ONLY $59.99 (Reg $106!).

Lowepro Stealth Reporter D200 AW Shoulder Bag

I just bought a Samsung 16GB Galaxy Note 8.0 Android 8" Tablet, and I love it!  Better yet I got it on sale.  Get yours NOW at BH for ONLY $359.99!

Samsung 16GB Galaxy Note 8.0 Android 8" Tablet

Regardless of what you need, NOW is probably the best time to buy it! 

PLUS.... as a SUPER BONUS, you'll have spent the cash in time to write off these purchases on your income tax for that year.  Instead of giving the money to the IRS, you get to spend it on yourself on all this cool stuff! 

Monday, December 30, 2013

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens is ONLYL $999.99 + FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens

The Canon EF 70-200mm f4L IS USM is my favorite Canon zoom.

Light, sharp, and an AMAZING price at ONLY $999.99 during B&H's HOT YEAR END DEALS, you SAVE $350 !  + Free Next Day Delivery!

I actually prefer this f4L version of Canon's 70-200mm OVER the Canon 70-200mm f2.8L, and you can't beat this price!

ONLY $99 for a Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS!!! SAVE $220 + FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY!!!

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

2/3rds OFF an AWESOME little pocket camera from Canon!  What more can I say?

Honestly, what a deal!  B&H must REALLY want to boost their year end numbers because they keep pumping out these HOT YEAR END DEALS like this Canon Powershot ELPH 530 HS for $99!!! (plus FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY).

I know, I know... your iphone is a great pocket camera, but it AIN'T GONNA BEAT THIS PUPPY!  And at ONLY $99... WOW!

Nikon D7000 ONLY $699.99!!! + Free Next Day Delivery!!!

Nikon D7000 body only
Not to leave out my Nikon friends, this B&H HOT YEAR END DEAL on the Nikon D7000 is AWESOME at ONLY $699.99

The Nikon D7000 is one of my all-time favorite cameras, and I have a LOT of history with mine.  We shot a lot of weddings together, a lot of portraits, and lots of personal interest stuff too.

Absolutely LOVED my Nikon D7000, and you can too at this CRAZY low price!

Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera with 18-55mm STM and 75-300mm Lens Kit ONLY $499.99!!! + $49.95 Free Acc... SAVE $300! + Free Next Day Delivery

Canon T3i two lens bundle

This could be my favorite of B&H's AWESOME HOT YEAR END DEALS!  The Canon T3i with the Canon 18-55mm and Canon 75-300mm zooms, all bundled together with another $49.95 in FREE accessories for the crazy low price of $499.99 PLUS FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY!!!

I'm passing these on as I see.  I'm skipping the ones that don't tweak my interest, and posting the ones that would make me pull out my credit card, like this wicked deal on the Canon T3i, one of the best values in DSLR's for shooting video.

Stay tuned for more B&H AWESOME HOT YEAR END DEALS!  I'll post 'em as I find 'em!!!

Canon T5i EOS Rebel DSLR Camera (Body Only) ONLY $599 + $62.40 Free Acc + FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY!!!

Canon T5i EOS Rebel

Next up on the AWESOME YEAR END HOT DEALS FROM B&H is the Canon T5i EOS Rebel DSLR (Body Only) at the LOW price of $599.99 (plus $62.40 in FREE ACC + FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY)!!!

The Canon T5i is the perfect camera for the photographer that is into shooting video as much as they are photos, and at this price, you can afford 2 or 3 to get multiple camera angles just like the big studios!

Don't miss this AWESOME deal on the Canon T5i if you're in the market for one (or more)! :-)

Canon 60D with Canon 18-135mm Lens $300 OFF!!! ONLY $899.99 + $49 FREE ACCESSORIES

Canon 6D with Canon 18-135mm Zoom

B&H has some AWESOME Year End HOT Deals I want to make SURE you know about, starting with this AMAZING deal on the Canon 60D and Canon 18-135mm Bundle at ONLY $899.99 (plus $49 in FREE Accessories!)

 If you've been on the fence about a new Canon 60D, this might just be the time to MOVE IT straight to B&H to place your order!

This is the time of year where I normally buy a lot of my gear and supplies for the entire year, simply because the prices are SO good, like on this Canon 60D Bundle

Stay tuned!  I'll post more as I see 'em!!!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

It's NOT Too Late!!! FREE 2nd Day Delivery from B&H on LOADS of Stuff!!!

If you're like me, you're scrambling to finish your Christmas shopping, which is why I wanted to pass along the GREAT news I just got from B&H.  It's NOT Too Late!!!  FREE 2nd Day Delivery on a LOT of Stuff!!!  Click the banner below for details.

The NEW MacPro's are here!!!

Get 'em at B&H while they're in stock!

MacPro Computer December 2013 B&H