Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Panasonic L1 with Leica lens under $1000, and Pentax K10D a super value!

We have two instant updates from the Bargain Hunter's Corner for all you shoppers out there. If you are not interested in shopping, be sure to read the PMA 2008 Rumors and Speculations. If you are not interested in rumors/speculations, be sure to check every single installment of our signature feature, The Photography Soup. This will take many hours to read :)

And now to the first camera, the Panasonic L1 with the Leica 14-50 MegaOIS lens is now under $1000 at Amazon, sold and shipped by Amazon herself. The current price is $990. This includes free shipping and two small bonus items from Amazon: A Lowepro Transporter Camera Strap, and a 12-month photo calendar from Shutterfly.

Next up, we have a camera that is a great deal but for different reasons. It has features that are competitive (to a certain extend) with the Canon 40D and Nikon D300, yet it is half the price of the Canon 40D and 1/3rd of the price of the Nikon D300. By now you must have figured that I am talking about the Pentax K10D, sold and shipped by Amazon for $625 after a $100 mail-in Pentax rebate. This includes the 18-55 DA lens. free shipping, a Lowepro Transporter Camera Strap, and a 12-month photo calendar from Shutterfly. Details on the Pentax mail-in rebate. This is not to be confused with the mail-in offer of $100 if you buy a camera with an Epson P5000 multimedia storage gizmo. That is a different offer, and as far as I can tell you combine them.

Last but certainly not least, the good people at B&H Photo have some great deals on the Lowepro Fastpacks. Included are specials on the Fastpack 100 ($57), Fastpack 200 ($75), Fastpack 250 ($90), and Fastpack 350 ($113). More details on the Lowepro Fastpacks at B&H Photo. The flagship is the Fastpack 350, which is lightweight, carries a DSLR, lenses, accessories, and a laptop up to 17", uses 420 denier nylon, etc, etc, etc.

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