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DSLR Camera Deals – Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8


Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X116 Pro DX Digital Zoom Lens

List Price $1,359.00
Sale Price: $575.00 – Plus Free Shipping
You save 58%

I was looking at Tokina lenses today because a friend of mine said they own one and love it. You can really find some deals when it comes to Tokina and Tamron or Sigma lenses compared to a Nikon and Canon. Sometimes our checkbook just can’t take on the price of a Canon or Nikon, luckily there are options out there to choose from!

Official Product Description:

The Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X116 Pro DX II Digital Zoom Lens is an ultra-wide angle lens designed for Canon EOS cameras with a fast f/2.8 aperture for better photography in low-light situations. This lens has a slightly shorter zoom range to maintain optical quality at wide apertures. Tokina’s exclusive One-touch Focus Clutch Mechanism allows the photographer to switch between AF and MF simply by snapping the focus ring. Water Repellent Optical Coating to protect the lens during inclement weather.

Great tutorial on the Tokina 11-16mm on DigitalRev TV. He wasn’t impressed with the body , but he liked the optics which is what counts! Watch the video until the end because he really doesn’t get on to explaining the optics until the end of the video!

Deals on Nikon Lenses

Deals on Nikon Lenses

For a limited time check out these deals on Nikon lenses. You can save $100 or more on select NIKKOR lenses or up to $50 on speedlight with the purchase of qualifying Nikon interchangeable-lens digital camera.

Offer valid through April 27, 2013, or while supplies last. Applies only to purchases of products sold by Amazon.com, and does not apply to products sold by third-party merchants and other sellers through the Amazon.com site. To receive any of the discounts above, all qualifying items must be purchased and shipped together with the qualifying camera in the same order to a single address using the same ship option.

Deals on Nikon lenses

Nice Bundle! Nikon D5100 DSLR plus 2 lenses


Nikon D5100 Digital SLR Camera & 18-55mm G VR DX AF-S & 55-300mm VR Zoom Lens

Price: $846.95

This Nikon D5100 kit has the 18-55mm lens, but also the telephoto lens 55-300! Really what else do you need to get started, maybe a camera bag… But that’s it!

Official Product Description:

16.2 MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
Built-In Speedlight Flash With i-TTL
3.0″ Vari-Angle 921K Resolution LCD
ISO Sensitivity 100-6400
In-Camera HDR (High Dynamic Range)
Fast 11-Point Autofocus System
1080p HD Movies w/Full Time Autofocus
Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens
35mm Equivalent: 27-82.5mm Lens
In-Camera Special Effects Mode

Jared always puts on a good review.. This one is on the Nikon D5100!

Rebate on Tamron 90mm f/2.8

Tamron 90mmThis is a great lens! Right now there is a post-purchase rebate of $50.00 on it.

List Price: $499.00
Post-Purchase Rebate: $50.00
Price after Rebate: $449.00

The Tamron 90mm lens is compatible with  Canon, Konica Minolta, Sony, Nikon and Pentax DSLR Cameras.

This lens is always in my bag, I use it for macro, but also portrait and every day life! It’s great for indoors because of the f/2.8. I have a cropped sensor so it ends up being more like a 140mm on my 60d camera body. So I do have to step back a bit further when using it indoors. At my kids school performances it’s great! For what you get out of this lens, the price is great!

Official Product Description:

Digitally Integrated Design (Di) is a designation Tamron puts on lenses featuring optical systems designed
Tamron introduces a new version of the famous 90mm macro lens for film and digital photography
Tamron’s 90mm macro lens, often referred to as “the portrait macro” and loved by photographers all over the world
Tamron s world renowned 90mm macro has evolved even further by incorporating Tamron s Di (Digitally Integrated) optical design, making it ideal for use with both digital and film cameras. While inheriting the same optical configuration of the previous model, the Di version features a new optical design applied to its coated surfaces. The lens is recommended as an easy to use portrait macro lens for use with a film camera, and as a convenient telephoto macro on APS-C size digital cameras since it provides a full-size equivalent angle of view of 140mm.


This is a beautiful review of the 90mm lens as well as the circle of life…

CowboyStudio Photography Table Top Photo Lights

CowBoyLightsCowboyStudio Photography Table Top Photo Lights – 2 Light Kit

These sure do come in handy when I need them, like on this week’s assignment – How to Photograph Steam! They’re not very expensive. I use them on the outside of my soft box sometimes for some extra light. They feel solid when you’re using them. What I mean is I don’t feel like they’re going to tip over. There is an on/off flip button on the cord which is nice. With some of my other lights I have to unplug and plug them in to turn them on/off which gets old pretty quick. For the price I have no complaints about them!

List Price: $45.99
Sale Price: $43.03
You Save $2.96 (6% Savings)

Not too much of a savings right now, but still something!

Official Product Description:

Two (2) UL listed 30 Watt 5000K Daylight Balance Compact Fluorescent Photo Light Bulbs
Two (2) Premium Quality Mini Light Stands
Two (2) High Quality Aluminum Reflectors with sockets

Samsung NX1000 Black ~ 20.3MP Digital Camera with 20-50mm Lens

SamsungSamsung NX1000 Black

What I love about the camera is the flash! Every camera should have an adjustable external flash that comes with the camera! It seems so simple yet it would produce some amazing photos!

List Price $699.99
Sale Price: $379.99
You Save: $320.00 (46% Savings)

Official Product Description:

Instant Sharing via WiFi
1080P Full HD Stereo Movie Recording
High Speed Capture

Style and Perfection, All in One. Introducing the 20.3 megapixels Samsung Smart Camera NX1000 with 1/4000 fast shutter and Built-in WiFi. 20.3MP APS-C Sensor Customized for the NX System, the brand-new, professional-grade, 20.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor produces images that rival those of any premium DSLR. Each individual pixel has a large sensor area and receives more light, guaranteeing low noise levels, high dynamic range and accurate color differentiation. The higher sensitivity allows you to shoot during low-light situations without graininess or other noise. The new sensor also provides Full HD video output capabilities. 1/4000 Fast Shutter Shutter speed can make the difference between capturing an iconic image and missing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The NX1000’s 1/4000 shutter speed gives you the flexibility to shoot like the pros-at varying speeds and light exposures. The NX1000’s shutter even automatically adjusts itself as it senses environmental factors such as temperature and camera direction. And the electronically controlled focal-plane shutter reduces exposure errors. High Speed Capture The NX1000 features super-fast High Speed Capture capabilities provide an simple yet sophisticated way to capture images in total focus. The ultra-high speed Auto Focus (AF) that can rival almost any system camera and is core component of the system. The result is a fast and precise AF System that captures life’s fleeting moments. And with a sequential rate of 8fps, capturing fast-moving objects in perfect clarity are no longer a challenge. Instant Sharing via WiFi 1080P Full HD Stereo Movie Recording High Speed Capture

A good review that compares the Samsung NX1000 to Sansung NX210

Excellent deal on Canon T4i plus 18-55mm lens

t4iCanon EOS Rebel T4i

If you have been thinking about purchasing the Canon T4i, now might be a good time. For the body only this camera is $648.00, but if you combine it with the 18-55mm lens the price only goes up $1.00! Making this camera $649.00 for the Canon T4i plus the 18-55mm lens!

Official Product Description:

18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, 14-bit A/D conversion, ISO 100-12800; expandable to 25600 (H) for shooting from bright to dim light and high performance DIGIC 5 Image Processor for exceptional image quality and speed

High speed continuous shooting up to 5.0 fps allows you to capture all the action

Improved autofocus performance with a 9-point all cross-type AF system (including a high-precision dual-cross f/2.8 center point), and new Hybrid CMOS AF increases autofocus speed when shooting photos and movies in Live View

Enhanced EOS Full HD Movie mode with Movie Servo AF for continuous focus tracking of moving subjects, manual exposure control and multiple frame rates (1080: 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p, 720: 60p (59.94) / 50p, 480: 30p (29.97) / 25p)

New 3.0-inch Vari-angle Touch Screen Clear View LCD monitor II (approximately 1,040,000 dots) with smudge-resistant coating features multi-touch operation and Touch AF for an easy and intuitive experience, flexible positioning, and clear viewing even when outdoors

Here is a review from DigitalCameraWorld on the Canon T4i:

DSLR Camera Deals – Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag Review

LoweproThe Lowepro Sling camera bag is the one I own, it goes everywhere I go…. The only difference is when I purchased mine, the price wasn’t so nice. I think right around $50.00!

I love it! My only real complaint, I wish  the side pockets had a button or zipper on them. I don’t feel very secure when I have my wallet on the outside of the camera bag. So I just keep it on the inside, but it would be easier to reach for it if it was on the outside. Besides that I love it. My Canon 60D fits with one lens on the camera and 2 lenses tucked away on the side.

Today’s price:

List Price:     $74.99
Price:     $39.99
You Save:     $35.00 (47%)

Official Product Description:

Fits a DSLR with attached zoom lens; 1 extra lens or flash; memory card; accessories and personal items
Expandable compartment increases carrying capacity by approximately 30% when needed
Adjustable shoulder strap with cam lock buckle offers a comfortable way to wear the sling over your shoulder, or across your body;
Removable, padded shoulder pad with non-slip patch provides extra comfort, no matter where you place it along shoulder strap;
Two exterior slash pockets and a water bottle pocket offer quick access to a map, guide book, boarding pass, water bottle, or other fast-access items;
Use pockets for quick lens changes while on the move

The Lowepro Passport Sling is for those who need tons of flexibility in a small compact bag. Lowepro’s Passport Sling is designed for today’s photo enthusiasts who want to carry an equal amount of camera and personal gear as they sightsee, travel or go out for a walk with their DSLRs . It’s unique and comfortable shape is unlike a traditional sling bag-it truly conforms to the body and easily moves with the wearer. Place it across the chest, high and close or low and loose, depending on the activity. The shoulder strap features a cam lock buckle that easily adjusts for an ideal fit, plus a removable, sliding shoulder pad that offers cushioned comfort when needed. On the exterior, two slash pockets and a water bottle pocket provide quick access to maps, guide books, boarding passes. Inside, the sling is equipped to protect your DSLR and a few accessories as well as offer plenty of space for personal items. Unzip the front of the Passport Sling to reveal an expansion compartment that adds approximately 30% more space-enough to accommodate items like a light jacket, lunch, cool souvenir or farmers’ market find. A fully padded camera box (with built-in memory card pocket) protects a DSLR.

Here is a review I found from Lowepro:

Getting subjects just a bit closer

canon extenderHow to get a little more distance with the lens already on your camera! The Canon EF 1.4X III Telephoto Extender will get you where you need to go. Seems explensive for an extender, but it’s less expensive then heading out and buying a new lens. They also have the Canon EF 2.0X III Telephoto Extender which will take you even further.

List Price: $790.00
Price: $389.02
You Save:400.98 (51%)

Official Product Description:

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture Magnification: 1.4x
Lens Construction of 7 elements in 3 groups
Max. Diameter x Length – 2.8″ x 1.1″ (72.0mm x 27.2mm)
Weight – 7.9 oz (225g)

Extending a lenses focal length by a factor of 1.4x, Extender EF 1.4X III incorporates phenomenal optical performance with minimal chromatic aberration and is a perfect complement to many of Canon super telephoto lenses. It features a built-in microcomputer for seamless communication among camera body, lens and extender; features careful lens placement and coatings to minimize ghosting and flare and even has a new Fluorine coating that keeps soiling, smears and fingerprints to a minimum. An integral part of many professional systems, Extender EF 1.4X III maintains high standards not only optically, but also in terms of rugged, dustproof and water resistant construction


Great review on both the Canon 2x and 1.4x Extenders by MichaelTheMentor:

Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens review

35mm Nikon LensThe reviews on the Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens are incredible high, and for the price it’s worth a try. On the video below he says he has this lens on his camera 90% of the time because of the level of sharpness this lens produces. Priced at only $215.45 it seems like a great lens to have in your camera bag!

Official Product Description:

With a compact, lightweight design, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G provides the high reproduction capability and picture quality for which Nikkor lenses are renowned at an affordable price. The ring type SWM offers quiet AF operation. Although all lens groups shift during focusing, the front element and filter mount do not rotate and the barrel length does not change, which is useful when using filter mounted SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight units.

The AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G optical design allows a different look and feel to images taken with zoom lenses, and its dimensions are ideal for discrete snapshots and landscape shooting with a picture angle that approximates that of the human eye. With its rounded seven-blade diaphragm opening, out-of-focus elements appear more natural. When mounted on a DX-format SLR, the picture angle is the 35mm equivalent focal length of 50mm.

The AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G has two focus modes, M/A (manual override autofocus) and M (manual focus). The M/A mode enables instant manual switching during AF operation. The lens also features a rubber seal to minimize moisture ingression around the mount and can focus down to 0.3 meters (0.98 ft).

Found this review from D70X1C talking about this Nikon 35mm: