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April 12, 2012

Deal Digest: Oly E-PL1 body: $150, E-PM1, Q, etc [Gone: A55]

A number of potentially interesting specials have built up at the Camera Deals blog, so it is time for a Deals Digest here. In this experimental edition we use the same format as the Cameraholic Digest posts.

+ Canon Instant Rebates (70-300 IS and/or 55-250) continue for only two of the Digital Rebels (T3i kits and T2i kits). The body onlies are not eligible. The T3, 60D, 7D and 5DMk2 are no longer eligible. If interested, monitor the prices of the camera kits and lenses for potential deals as they sometimes drop
+ Sigma 50mm f1.4 (Canon mount) for $454 with free shipping at Abe's of Maine (must add to cart and enter coupon LOYALTY15 to get the $454 price) [ends April 13, 2012]

+ Olympus E-PL1 body only (black), brand-new for $150 by Cameta Camera [corrected link] and Cameta on Amazon (see also: E-PL1 reviews)
+ a more recent E-Pen, refurbished factory demo E-PM1 w/14-42mm for $330 at Cameta Camera with a 1-year Cameta warranty (see also: E-PM1 reviews)

+ the Q with the prime lens had a major price cut in Hong Kong says Rice High. It is unknown whether the discount will propagate to other markets

+ annual Calumet lighting sale (ends May 9, 2012)

Affordable Accessories
+ 16GB Transcend Class 10 SDHC for $13.50 with free shipping (no coupons, no rebates) at Abe's of Maine

Reminder: B&H Photo and Adorama return April 16, 2012
The B&H Photo and Adorama offices and other facilities are closed for the Passover holidays. Online orders placed during the holidays will be processed starting April 16, 2012 when they return back to regular operations. If you placed an order in the meantime, expect action on it next week, not this week.

Early Adopter Pre-Orders
+ new Nook Simple Touch e-Ink e-reader with Glowlight for bed time reading available for pre-order for $140 at Barnes and Noble (just announced today) [hands-on at The Verge]

+ sold-out as of Apr-14-2012 check Alpha A55 body only (brand new) with Precision Design camera case for $430 at Cameta Camera
+ expired: Lightning Deals in Camera & Photo: Lightning Deals at Amazon Camera & Photo for Friday April-13-2012, including Nikon Coolpix P7000, Lowepro, and Case Logic. [sold-out: A55 body, Sony 18-200mm (Alpha)] more details
+ expired: + 10 packs of Duracell Coppertop AA or AAA with 100% rewards at Office Max brick and mortar from April 12-14, 2012 for MaxPerks rewards members with printable coupon sent by email to MaxPerks members today - summary

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