With the introduction of the Nikon D610 (see our preview and initial reaction) and its lower initial price of $1999, we knew that prices for the remaining Nikon D600 stock would plummet. Looks like Adorama is trying to clean up its shelves to make some space for the upcoming D610, so it has slashed the price of the Nikon D600 by a $420, bringing the price of the Nikon D600 body to $1,679! Previously, we have seen prices drop this low for a refurbished camera, but this one is for a brand new version. Other Nikon D600 kits are also on sale, as shown below.
Google recently announced the opportunity to purchase the entire suite of Nik software modules for the bargain price of $149. As a longtime user and fan of Nik Software, I can attest to what a sweet deal this represents.
This bundle originally cost $500, putting it outside the price range of all but the more serious photographers with deeper pockets. At $149, however, this suite will appeal to a much broader range of photographers. By ways of comparison, HDR Soft, maker of the popular Photomatix HDR processing software, charges $119 for its software – and this only gets you 1/6th of the capabilities of this Nik bundle. Imagenomic software, maker of Noiseware, charges $79 for this module, or 1/2 the price of the entire Nik software bundle price. Topaz, a rapidly growing upstart, offers some quality modules that directly compete with Nik’s software. Topaz, at this time, however, requires you to spend $299 to get access to its full suite of capabilities. And while the $299 suite price appears to be a good deal, I suspect many people will not use all these modules, thus softening Topaz’s value proposition. In light of its competitors’ pricing, Nik’s $149 suite represents one of the best values relative to photo editing software. I would strongly urge people to capitalize on this pricing while it lasts.
Starting from this week, many US retailers will be having special holiday sales for cameras, lenses, lighting equipment, various accessories and other photo gear. Instead of spamming our readers with constant deal alerts, I decided to create a single page where we will be hosting the best deals that are available as of now. The page is called “Current Deals” and it is accessible from the top navigation of this site, right next to “Contact Us”. So far I posted some great deals on the Nikon D600, third party lenses from Sigma and Tamron, Memory card deals and more.
I will be updating the page as new deals come in, although we will probably do a separate post on Black Friday deals when they become available. Check back more often this week, since you might miss some crazy deals that will only last several hours, until stock is all gone. This is that time of the year when it happens. If you miss the deals, next Monday is “Cyber Monday” and some additional deals might be available. I have gotten a number of inquiries from our readers, asking me whether the killer Photoshop deal Adobe had this summer is going to come back or not. To be honest, I do not think we will see another deal like that, but check back daily and hopefully there will be some good incentives from Adobe again.
When I first received this special from B&H two days ago, I decided to post it on our Facebook page only. Within minutes, I received a bunch of emails and comments from our fans, asking about this deal. This morning, I found out that B&H is running this for another day, so I decided to let you guys know about this truly amazing deal.
Basically, if you buy both Adobe Photoshop CS6 (latest version) and Lightroom 4 before midnight eastern time today, August 31 2012, you can get it for an insane price of $389 for both. These are retail versions of both and you can get either the Mac or the PC version. Photoshop CS6 by itself costs $650 and Lightroom retails for $139, totaling $789, so this is a crazy $400 off deal! This deal was so popular yesterday, that B&H ran out of stock quickly. They have both in stock again today, so get it before they run out again for good.
On top of all this, it looks like B&H is also bundling “Kelby Training DVD: What’s New in Adobe Photoshop CS6,Kelby Training DVD: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Crash Course” ($94.98 Total Value)…
Click here for the link to this special or click on any of the above images.
Folks at B&H notified me that Nikon, Canon and Sigma are running some amazing deals that will expire in September for DSLRs, Lenses and Speedlights. Nikon is currently offering bundled deals with up to $450 in savings. Canon is running various instant rebate programs for lenses and speedlights and also doing camera + lens bundles for additional savings. And Sigma is also running an instant rebate program for their lenses and speedlights. Below are the links for these deals:
Nikon Buy Together and Save (Expires August 25, 2012):
Canon Lens and Speedlite Rebates (Expires September 1, 2012):
I have seen great specials from Adobe on Lightroom before (Christmas sale was $149) but this post-Valentine’s Day special blows anything I have seen away! Just today, you can get Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 for just $69.95 from B&H. An incredible deal, considering the regular retail price tag of $269.95. Can’t complain about the price anymore!
While B&H does not have Lightroom in stock right now (sold out), you can still place an order and get your copy as soon as they have it back in stock, which they will very soon.
If you have been wanting to buy a DSLR with a good lens, then wait until this Sunday. Nikon is announcing great rebates on some of the best Nikon lenses, including the new Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II and the outstanding Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G lens that I use primarily for my landscape photography. The recently reviewed Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens is also going to qualify for an instant rebate, as outlined below:
- Buy Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II with any DSLR and get a $400 instant rebate
- Buy Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G with any DSLR and get a $300 instant rebate
- Buy Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR lens with any DSLR and get a $200 instant rebate
- Buy Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II with any DSLR and get a $250 instant rebate
- Buy Nikon 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G VR with any DSLR and get a $200 instant rebate
These are some great incentives by Nikon and the first three are definitely great performers and Nikon’s best lenses. It would have been even better if the incentives were for the lenses only, but those deals do not normally happen until around Christmas time, or when Nikon needs to clear out the shelves.