Monday, March 10, 2008

Fuji IS-1 for $550, Pentax V10 shipping and Seagull temptations

Welcome to an unplanned edition of the Noisy Shopper. While digging around the internets we found enough materials for an impromptu edition of the Noisy Shopper!

Falling in love with Foveon once again?
Fell in and then out of love with Foveon? Now you can fall in love with Foveon again. Spring is in the air, the flowers are blooming, and all the colors are begging to be captured with Foveon pixels ;-) The Sigma SD14 body only is offered by Cameta on Amazon for $600.

The Fuji IS-1 gets an instant rebate
An instant $250 rebate has created some nice bargains on the Fuji IS-1 at Adorama. The IS-1 is an infrared-sensitive version of the Fuji S9xxx series, but it does have a rather bizarre end user license agreement (EULA) that tries to restrict its usage. But that's a story for another day. You do have to fax Fuji a signed EULA before the item ships! Twilight Zone?

The Fuji IS-1 is now down to $550 at Adorama! If you prefer a special starter kit with IR and IR cut filters, the price is $750. And if you want to play CSI in your back yard, they have a special forensic set for $1700. This includes a 9 Piece 67mm Forensic Filter Set & 3 Stepping Rings.

Here is one review of the Fuji IS-1 at Pop Photo. We'll have more reviews if/when we get around to start populating the SuperZoom Review Matrix, which currently has just FZ50 reviews.

Now shipping
Meanwhile the Pentax V10 has started shipping at Amazon for $250. Did it use the same battery as the A40? :) The V10 was announced together with the A40 and the 18-250 DA K-mount lens.

J&R World is IPOing the Nikon Coolpix S210 for $180, available in blue, plum (I kid you not, that's what they named it), and silver. This is the new entry-level LiIon from Nikon, competing with the entry-level LiIons from Canon (Elph, Ixus, Ixy) and such.

Also IPOing is the Fuji S8100fd at Amazon, sold by Beach Cameras for the new list price of $400. You can thank the Panasonic FZ18 for crashing the superzoom prices from $500 to $400 last year.

The Dane-Elec 1 GB Secure Digital Memory Card DA-SD1024-R for $8 at J&R World.

A Flock of Seagulls
I just ran, I ran to Adorama for their special on the Seagull 109, 6cm x 6cm Medium Format Twin Lens Reflex (TLR) Camera with Built-in 75mm f/3.5 Lens & Shutter/Aperture Window in Front of Viewfinder. This is not a digital camera! Weight is one kilo (2.2 lbs).

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