This new lens was overshadowed last week by the Sigma Art 50mm f/1.4, but is worth re-highlighting: we are now tracking the new Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye. It’s available for pre-order for $299.95 at B&H, Amazon or Adorama. Availability is mid-May.
We think this will be popular, as up until now the only true circular fisheye option available for crop bodies was the Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 DC, at whopping $900 price tag. This new Lensbaby lens provides a true circular frame of view on a crop-sensor body (sample below) and is one third of the price. It’s a good alternative to the similarly priced Rokinon 8mm fisheye which doesn’t provide a circular view on crop-bodies.
Get It Digital via eBay has the Canon EOS-1D X for $5699.99. They only have three at this price.
They are not an authorized dealer, but are a very trusted unauthorized dealer with a history of delivering (no bait & switch or up-sell). You can read our article for an explanation of authorized vs. unauthorized dealers.
This is a tiny bit above the price of our authorized dealer group buy — but that was limited quantity, sold out in 30 minutes, and the store isn’t getting more at that price. Sorry if you missed that, but this is a reasonable alternative!
This appears to be a price-mistake; Amazon is double-dipping on the Manfrotto 502HD Pro Video Head with Flat Base for $85.89 after a $50 mail-in rebate.
The regular price for this head is $185.89; there’s currently a $50 mail-in rebate (Amazon is an authorized dealer), but it looks like Amazon is mistakenly applying it as an instant-rebate. You should be eligible for the rebate after the Amazon $135 price, for a net price of $85. This is a steal at less than half price!
Note: Amazon is currently out-of-stock but they honor back-orders. They currently state a wait of 2-4 weeks, but knowing Amazon it is typically less than what they advertise.
After two long weeks with zero changes in Canon prices at authorized dealers (not even “add-to-cart” discounts), a dealer has finally made a move: Best Buy lowered the price on the Canon EOS 6D by $200 in-cart to $1699.99, and similarly on the Canon EOS 6D with 24-105 Kit by $200 in-cart to $2299.99.
This is fantastic. Not because of the prices, but because it looks like finally there may be some push-back against a supposed strict MAP policy. Recall, we reported that stores were not advertising lower prices (not even in-cart) for fear of repercussions, such as not having their orders filled or their authorized dealer status revoked.
We are watching to see if other stores follow, or if Best Buy is forced to step back in line…
[Update: Best Buy prices shot back up today to MAP. Does not bode well... ]
The initial pricing for the Sigma Art 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens has been announced: $949.00.
We’ll be tracking all price drops and changes on this widely anticipated lens.
You can also pre-order at B&H Photo Video
or Adorama, limited availability on April 29th, 2014.
B&H Photo Video has the Transcend 32GB 400x CompactFlash (write at 60MB/s) for $29.99. This is the lowest price we’ve seen ever for this 32GB compact flash, rated at 90MB/s read and 60MB/s write.
This is a great price compared to the alternative from SanDisk (same write speed, $75).
6th Ave via eBay is clearing out the EOS 7D: they have the Canon EOS 7D with EF-S 18-135 IS Kit for $1100.00.
They are not an authorized dealer, but this is a really good deal for the 7D: a brand new 18-135mm IS lens can easily sell for about $250 on the used market, netting you a 7D for $850. The camera is a bit older and due for replacement, but it is still a favorite for many, and this is an excellent price.