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February 27, 2013

Five Good Deals: Calumet Lighting Sale, Canon 50/1.8, Olympus XZ-1 underwater, Nikon M-E1 bundled, etc

A new edition of Five Good Deals is back! For more specials, be sure to check the Camera Deals blog.

Let there be light! Calumet Photo has launched their annual Lighting sale. It is prominently featured at first position of the slide show at the Calumet Photo website front page. The lighting sale ends March 31, 2013. Products include Calumet's house brand products along with select products from Bowens, Lumiquest, Metz, Nissin and Genesis (sorry, Phil Collins is not included).

Prime time for Canon shooters, B&H Photo is offering the import/gray-market Canon 50mm f1.8 II lens for $95 with free shipping. This comes with a B&H warranty, not a Canon USA warranty. The USA warranty model goes for $110. Since this is a low priced lens, and B&H Photo is a trustworthy retailer, it may not be a bad risk to take on an import product.

If you grabbed one of those $200 Olympus XZ-1 compacts with RAW during the last year's holiday shopping season, you can now get a bargain on its underwater case as well. The Olympus PT-050 underwater case is now available for $120 with free shipping by B&H Photo. Thanks to one of our readers for the alert!

This expired: From the Bag This Bag department, Fry's Electronics is offering the Lowepro LP36122 Pro Runner 200 AW for $40. Must add to cart to see price. Limit one per customer. The bag goes for $85 at Amazon where it has a 4.7 out of 5 in customer reviews. This is currently an in-store promotion only, so you must be near a Fry's store in order to get it.

If you are chasing the Canon 6D body only, you can get it for $1785 with free shipping at authorized Canon dealer Abe's of Maine when you use coupon code LOYALTY15 in the shopping cart ($15 off an order of $400+). This is a drop of $30 since last week's check.

On the Nikon side of the aisle, Adorama is automatically including a free Nikon ME-1 stereo microphone with the purchase of one of these three Nikon D600 kits:
+ D600 body only for $2000
+ D600 w/24-85 VR for $2500
+ D600 w/28-300 VR with 32GB card and DSLR-laptop bag for $2900

No coupon is needed, Adorama will automatically include the free Nikon ME-1 microphone as long as the promotion is alive. You will know the promotion is alive as long as you see this at the right side of the Adorama product pages:


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