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Review: Custom SLR Glide Camera Split Strap with C-Loop Strap Mount Solution


Review: Custom SLR Glide Camera Split Strap with C-Loop Strap Mount Solution

Glide Split Strap Overview : The Glide Strap with Split Strap Technology is designed to make it easy to draw the camera from your side. The camera glides up the strap so your are ready to shoot quickly. This strap works with the C-Loop and is compatible with the hardware from most camera sling systems. Includes everything you need to attach it to the C-Loop.

Glide Split Strap Features :
  • Split Strap Technology™: Distributes weight evenly to reduce pain/fatigue and provides superior ventilation
  • Unique Ergonomic Design: Conforms to shoulder for unparalleled comfort
  • Swiveling Quick Release Buckles: Rotates for maximum flexibility and detaches for increased mobility
  • Silicone Print: Reduces slippage
  • High Quality Material and Construction
  • American Design and Innovation
Review: Custom SLR Glide Camera Split Strap with C-Loop Strap Mount Solution
C-Loop Overview : C-Loop is truly a sweet, “why didn't I think of that?” solution. We designed the C-Loop in response to how the traditional top mounted camera strap always gets in the way. By relocating the mounting position to the bottom of the camera and integrating a swivel, we discovered numerous benefits that improved the shooting experience when using a camera strap.

C-Loop Features :
  • Eliminate Strap Interference: Quicker access, flexibility and improved handling.
  • Smooth Rotation: The C-Loop swivels 360° degrees to reduce tangling and for smooth panning
  • Low Profile: Makes it easier to transition from landscape to portrait shots
  • Increased Security: Lens comfortably tucks away making mobility easy in tight or crowded areas
  • Compatibility: Works with existing camera straps and all devices with a tripod mount

We're Back from PDN PhotoPlus Expo 2011!



We're back from this years PDN PhotoPlus Expo at Jacob Javit's Convention Center in New York City. I'm born and raised in NYC but this weather was brutal; 45 degrees with rain early in the morning and than dropping to 35 degrees by early afternoon and turning into snow. YES! Snow in October! We hope everyone got home safe especially those from out of state.

This was definitely entertaining and fun because there was FREE SWAG! (this was the part my wife liked the most. She grabbed everything she could get her grubby hands on...LOL). Upon entering Javit's you would pick up your badge holder which is pretty much a plastic holder with Epson printed on the top with a Sony A lanyard to put around your neck. LowePro gave out press type badge holders which is of better quality with a window to show off your badge in the front and on the back is a small pocket to put business cards and 2 slots for pens. Nikon gave out 2012 calendars, Nikon neck lanyard and a Nikon 1 pin. Adorama was also there and had microfiber pouches with cleaning cloth inside. Fuji handed out free rolls of film. WesternDigital (WD) had free squishy characters and when pressed, it says "Before you lose it, back it up on a Western Digital drive!". Some exhibitors such as Drobo and Unique Photo scanned the barcode on your pass to allow you to enter into raffles/drawings.

There were live demos of products and lectures/seminars which was great and very informative. I will definitely be there again next year.


See below for additional pictures. Sorry there isn't much as we were having fun talking and chatting with all the exhibitors such as BlackRapid, CarrySpeed, Joby, ThinkTank Photo and many others.

Deal: 10% OFF Any Rental at BorrowLenses


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We just got back from PDN PhotoPlus Expo at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City and we thought we'd share a nice promo code with you all.

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Click the image above to BorrowLenses.com and when checking out, enter code PPE10. This will give you 10% OFF any rental. Coupon code ends 1/13/12.

ThinkTank Photo Pre-Announces Modular Rotation System and System Skin Components



At this years PhotoPlus Expo at the Javits Center in New York City, ThinkTank pre-announced the release of their Modular Rotation System (MSRP $142.75) and Modular Rotation System Skin™ Components (MSRP $132.75). Both systems have been completely redesigned, with many new cases and pouches added. They are live on their website, www.thinktankphoto.com, and will be available for sale in early December.

If you're interested in the Modular Rotation Component System v2 or System Skin v2, fill out the FORM that ThinkTank has provided and they will email you when Version 2 has arrived.

*UPDATE* 12/12/11
Modular Rotation System is now available. You can purchase them from ThinkTank Photo.

See below for press release for more information:

Tutorial: How to Use Mr. Rebates, Ebates and CouponCabin Cashback Site


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I use to walk into Best Buy, Foot Locker, Express, Walmart, Target and other stores to buy my stuff. But how can you save when they charge tax and don't offer much of a discount especially if you're looking for something specific? For me, I prefer to shop online for all my stuff whether its camera gear, home or personal products unless I have no choice or the store actually has a better deal.

I've been using Mr. Rebates, Ebates and CouponCabin for quite some time. These are the two main cashback sites that I use often. There are a bunch of other cashback sites as well. I tend to compare between the two to see which one offers a higher cashback percentage. Sometimes, one cashback site is offering BONUS percentage and the other is not or one just has a higher cashback. So I have the flexibility of going to either one but definitely compare both to see which offers a better percentage.

Here is a list of some eligible stores out of over 2,000 stores:
  • Abe's of Maine - 2%
  • Abt Electronics - 2%
  • Adorama - 3%
  • Amazon - up to 7%
  • Apple - 1%
  • Beach Camera - 2%
  • Best Buy - up to 2%
  • Buy.com - 3%
  • BuyDig - 2%
  • Cameta - 3%
  • Canon - 3%
  • Crutchfield - 2%
  • Dell Home - 3%
  • eBay - up to 5%
  • Groupon - up to 8%
  • Meritline - 3%
  • Newegg - 1%
  • Samy's Camera - 2%
  • Sears - 3%
  • Target - 3%
  • TigerDirect - 4%
  • Unique Photo - 1%
  • Walmart - 2%
  • And many many more!
Cashback % may change without notice.

Here are some examples of my purchases: I purchased two (2) Nikon D7000's and spare batteries from Abt Electronics and received $51 in cashback. Another example was ordering $1160 worth of gear from Canon and was able to get back $47 in cashback. I've even purchased items that were a couple bucks and got back as a couple of cents in cashback. It may not sound like much but when you start accumulating the cashback, it adds up quickly.

I've even gotten cashback for purchasing hotels, car rentals and airline tickets for vacations or business trips. If you're purchasing online regardless of what it is, there's going to be cashback.



You can save pretty much on anything...electronics, baby stuff, furniture, clothing, even Groupon and eBay!

Enough with the talking, how to do I use Mr. Rebates, Ebates and CouponCabin so I can start saving!?

Review: Think Tank Photo Retrospective 10 Shoulder Bag


Review: ThinkTank Retrospective 10 Shoulder Bag

Overview : The Retrospective series is comprised of four shoulder bags (5, 10, 20 and 30) and two lens changer bags (2 and 3). Created for the professional photographer that wants to blend in with the crowd and remain inconspicuous in any situation. Our product designers have blended the look and feel of "old-school" camera bags and infused it with "new-school" features and technology for the digital imaging age.

Inconspicuous, soft-sided shoulder bag with a simple exterior that blends into the environment. Carries 1 pro size DSLR plus 2 - 4 lenses.

Features :
  • Minimalist outer appearance conceals expensive photo equipment
  • Carries a pro size DSLR with standard zoom lens attached
  • Accommodates 2-4 lenses in main compartment with DSLR body in front pocket
  • Front pocket fits a pro size DSLR (body only)
  • Organizer pocket built into main compartment for pens, note pad, batteries, etc.
  • Choice of two different colors, black or pinestone, to suit the situation
  • Hook and Loop “Sound Silencers” on the front flap eliminate noise while opening the bag
  • Soft, adjustable shoulder strap with cushioned non-slip pad
  • Clear business card holder under front flap
  • Removable short carrying handle for convenience
  • Seam-sealed rain cover included for protection against the elements
Gear Profile:
  • 1 pro size DSLR with standard zoom lens attached and 1 - 3 additional lenses
  • 1 pro size DLSR (body only) in front pocket and 2 - 4 lenses in main compartment
Photographer Profile:
  • Photojournalists and travel photographers
Technical Specifications:
  • ID: 12” W x 9.5” H x 6” D (30.5 x 24 x 15.2 cm)*
  • *bag softness and flexibility allows expansion to carry a pro size DSLR with lens attached, facing down
  • OD: 13” W x 10.5” H x 7” D (33 x 26.7 x 17.8 cm)
  • Weight: 3 lbs (1.4 kg)
  • Lifetime Warranty

Deal: Canon Fall Lens and Speedlites Standalone Instant Rebate


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Canon just introduced their Fall Lens and Speedlite Rebates.


Lens and Speedlite Instant Rebate
Experience instant savings when you purchase a select EF/EF-S Lens or Speedlite. Purchases must be made between October 23, 2011 - November 23, 2011. Download .pdf for a list of eligible products and complete details.

Qualifying Products:
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Speedlite 580EX II EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX EF 135mm f/2L USM
EF 100mm f/2 USM Speedlite 270EX II
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM EF 50mm f/1.8 II
EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM Speedlite 430EX II
EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Speedlite 320EX
EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX
TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II TS-E 17mm f/4L

Check out B&H Photo and Adorama for the latest deals.

Check out a few of our favorite companies...



Don't forget to check out our friends over at BlackRapid and Zenfolio (coupon codes). While you're at it, check out our BlackRapid reviews!

Deal: Zenfolio Coupon Codes



Zenfolio is popular within the photography community. Today a website is a must for every photographer and so is the ability to sell and host their photos online. Getting the perfect shot can turn a good day into a great one. From angle and lighting choices to exposure and composition, creating a photo that captures the essence of its subject is what makes you thrive. We feel the same way.

Zenfolio was designed to provide the ultimate in function and service, giving photographers the opportunity to turn their passion into a business. Zenfolio's unique organizational tools, easy-to-use E-commerce Platform and customizable displays let you store, sell and show your photos in the best possible light. The goal is to let you focus on what you love most…creating great photos.

Try a Zenfolio Premium subscription FREE for two weeks. No credit card is required – get your own website up and running quickly. This is a fully functional account that allows you to keep all the settings and photos when you upgrade to a paid plan.


Have referral codes you want to share? Post them in the comments!

Deal: Dolica Tripod and Ball-head Monopod Combo for $20 + free shipping


For its newsletter subscribers only, newegg offers the Dolica STC-100 Lightweight Tripod and Ball-head Monopod Combo for $39.99. Coupon code "EMCJKHK77" cuts it to $19.99 with free shipping. The tripod features a 3-way pan head, quick-release plate, bubble level, maximum height of 68", and more. The monopod features an integrated ball head, hand strap, maximum height of 65", and more. Coupon expires October 22.

Don't forget, if you're purchasing from Newegg, make sure to use Mr. Rebates Cashback and get 1% cashback. For more information about Mr. Rebates, go HERE.

Deal: Amazon: Up to $400 off Nikon DSLR camera / lens bundles



Amazon cuts $100 to $400 off select Nikon Digital SLR Camera and Lens Combos. For a limited time, save $100 or more on select NIKKOR lenses with the purchase of a qualifying Nikon digital SLR camera from Amazon.com. The more you buy, the more you save. See details below to take advantage of this offer.

Offer valid through October 29, 2011, while supplies last. Applies only to purchases of products sold by Amazon.com, and does not apply to products sold by third-party merchants and other sellers through the Amazon.com site. Amazon.com reserves the right to end or modify this offer at any time. See terms and conditions.

How It Works
1. Select one qualifying Nikon digital SLR from the list below 
2. Select qualifying NIKKOR lens(es) from the list below 
3. Add all qualifying products to your Shopping Cart and the savings will be automatically applied at checkout

Note on Availability: Select digital SLRs are in high demand and their availability may fluctuate. If you don't see the digital SLR you're looking for, check back periodically. Additionally, lens offers vary by digital SLR model; see available lens offers for each qualifying digital SLR below.

Instant Savings Amount by Lens
$400 off Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II AF-S NIKKOR zoom lens.
$400 off Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF-S NIKKOR wide-angle zoom lens.
$300 off Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S NIKKOR zoom lens.
$300 off Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S NIKKOR wide-angle zoom lens.
$300 off Nikon 24-120mm f/4G ED VR AF-S NIKKOR lens.
$250 off Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S ED VR II NIKKOR telephoto zoom lens.
$200 off Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR NIKKOR zoom lens.
$150 off Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX NIKKOR zoom lens.
$100 off Nikon 85mm f/3.5G AF-S DX ED VR micro NIKKOR lens.
$100 off Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR [Vibration Reduction] NIKKOR zoom lens.
$100 off Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX NIKKOR zoom lens.

The M-Plate Is A Universal Tripod Plate for Manfrotto RC2 and Arca-Swiss by CustomSLR



One draw back about camera sling straps is that they take up your tripod mount. Granted, some may have some accessories to fix that problem but it still requires you to unclip your strap from your camera. What if there was a way to leave your strap on your camera and still use the tripod? San Francisco-based Custom SLR (makers of the C-Loop and Glide/Sling Strap - full review of C-Loop/Sling Strap here) has come up with a solution that offers the best of both worlds: the M-Plate.

The M-Plate, is a new tripod plate that offers universal mounting compatibility. The M-Plate is a plate that connects to both the Manfrotto RC2 and Arca-Swiss quick release systems. It also provides an array of additional mounting points for a strap, a hand grip and a few rig products that they say are in the works.

What is the M-Plate™?
The M-Plate is a camera tripod plate system with universal mounting compatibility, integrated Manfrotto RC2  / Arca-Swiss connections, and modular attachment points.

Features of the M-Plate:
  • World's first tripod plate to integrate both Manfrotto RC2 and Arca-Swiss mounts. Also compatible with other tripod plate systems.
  • Quick-attach to any tripod while using your favorite camera strap systems such as our own C-Loop. Also compatible with BlackRapid, SunSniper, Spider Holster and others.
  • Hand Grip Friendly. Adds hand grip function to cameras that lack the mounting point.
  • The built-in M-Link port will connect with future photo and video attachments, including flash brackets and video rigs that are currently in development.
How does it attach to the camera?
The M-Plate securely fastens to the base of the camera using a threaded hex head bolt, while a protective neoprene base layer prevents the M-Plate from moving once in position. A hex key will be included to attach your M-Plate.


For more information and how you can pledge ($50 will get you one; retail will be $74.95), go to CustomSLR's Kickstarter page.

Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark II 21MP SLR Camera Bundle for $2,992 + free shipping



Adorama offers the Canon EOS 5D Mark II 21.1-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera bundled with the Canon EF 24-105L IS Lens, SanDisk Extreme 8GB CompactFlash Card, Canon LP-E6 Battery, Slinger Camera Bag, Flashpoint Pro Battery Grip, Digital Remote Release, and Red Giant Magic Bullet PhotoLooks 1.5 for $2,991.70 with free shipping. The 5D Mark II features a 3" LCD, 3.9 frames per second burst mode, "Live View", 30fps 1080p HD video capture with sound, USB 2.0 connectivity, magnesium alloy exterior, and EOS Integrated Cleaning system which includes a self-cleaning sensor unit.

Review: Custom SLR Camera Split Strap with C-Loop Strap Mount Solution


Review: Custom SLR Camera Split Strap with C-Loop Strap Mount Solution

Split Strap Overview : The Camera Split Strap is a direct replacement for camera straps. The ends are fully adjustable in length and complements the Custom SLR C-Loop and works with traditional camera strap mounting points. Comes with 2 pair of adjustable length ends.

Split Strap Features :
  • Split Strap Technology™: Distributes weight evenly to reduce pain/fatigue and provides superior ventilation
  • Unique Ergonomic Design: Conforms to shoulder for unparalleled comfort
  • Swiveling Buckles: Rotates for maximum flexibility and detaches for increased mobility
  • Silicone Print: Reduces slippage
  • High Quality Material and Construction
  • American Design and Innovation
Review: Custom SLR Camera Split Strap with C-Loop Strap Mount Solution
C-Loop Overview : C-Loop is truly a sweet, “why didn't I think of that?” solution. We designed the C-Loop in response to how the traditional top mounted camera strap always gets in the way. By relocating the mounting position to the bottom of the camera and integrating a swivel, we discovered numerous benefits that improved the shooting experience when using a camera strap.

C-Loop Features :
  • Eliminate Strap Interference: Quicker access, flexibility and improved handling.
  • Smooth Rotation: The C-Loop swivels 360° degrees to reduce tangling and for smooth panning
  • Low Profile: Makes it easier to transition from landscape to portrait shots
  • Increased Security: Lens comfortably tucks away making mobility easy in tight or crowded areas
  • Compatibility: Works with existing camera straps and all devices with a tripod mount

Deal: Refurbished Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G DX Lens for $160 + $8 s&h



Nikon Store offers the factory-refurbished Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens, model no. 2183, for $159.96 with $7.50 for shipping. It's designed for Nikon DX-format digital SLR cameras. No warranty information is supplied.

Deal: Refurbished Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Camera Lens for $320 + free shipping



Today only, Canon offers the factory-refurbished Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Autofocus Camera Lens, model no. 2515A003, for $319.99. Coupon code "FSOCT11" bags free shipping. Sales tax is added where applicable. This 10.2-oz. lens can be used with Canon EF-mount SLR cameras. A 90-day Canon warranty applies.

Review: BlackRapid RS-Sport 2 Slim Camera Sling Strap with FastenR-3 and ConnectR-2


Review: BlackRapid RS-Sport 2 Slim Camera Sling Strap with FastenR-3 and ConnectR-2

Overview : The RS-Sport-2 is the latest in BlackRapid’s line of R-Straps. A slimmer version of our popular RS-Sport strap, the RS-Sport-2 combines the extra stability of a built-in underarm strap with a lower-profile pad. It’s perfect for active shoots when that bit of extra security is needed.

The BlackRapid RS-Sport 2 Extreme Sport Strap is designed to hold and keep an SLR camera and lens steady in even the most strenuous shooting situations. Slide the camera up the strap to grab that perfect shot. The strap has an under arm safety tether that keeps the camera secure. It includes a CR-2 connector-2, FR-3 fastener-3 and a BRAD MOD that secures the camera to the strap.

Features :
  • The RS-Sport-2 will keep your gear safe and steady, even in the most strenuous situations
  • Slide your camera up the strap to grab the perfect shot
  • With it's sturdy design and under-arm safety tether, the RS-Sport-2 isn't going anywhere, even if you are.
  • Slim Design

Deal: Staples printable coupon: 20% off select Canon cameras


Staples retail stores take 20% off most Canon digital cameras via this printable coupon. Sales tax is added where applicable. It's not valid on SLR cameras, camcorders, or clearance items. Coupon ends October 15.

Don't forget, if you're purchasing from Staples, make sure to use Mr. Rebates Cashback and get 2% cashback. For more information about Mr. Rebates, go HERE.

Sanyo Eneloop 8 Pack AA Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries for $15.69 at B&H Photo



B&H Photo has a blister pack of 8 AA Sanyoo Eneloops batteries for $15.69 + $3.50 for shipping (plus tax where applicable). These batteries are superior to traditional alkaline AA batteries since they are rechargeable and will retain their charge over a 3-year span. They come pre-charged out of the pack and can be recharged approximately up to 1500x. They are also a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to use batteries since they can be re-used over and over without having to toss them away.

Star Trail Photography: A How To



I was introduced to star trail photography back in November. I had seen it before but never gave it any thought and didn't even really connect what it was. I stumbled about a website that explained the process and immediately became intrigued and decided I would try it for myself while on my road trip out west. Star Trail photography can be tricky, and by that, I mean that just about no 2 websites has the same information on shutter speed, aperture, ISO, etc. To make matters even more complicated, there are different methods entirely depending on if you are using film or digital (film method can be used with digital). Not to fret, I will cover both and explain the pros and cons of each.

Lowepro SlingShot 202 Backpack $68 at Adorama



Adorama has the Lowepro Slingshot 202 Backpack on sale for $68 with free shipping. Features tripod mount system, 8-point adjustable sling strap, slip-lock attachment system, and seam-sealed All Weather Cover.

Review: Think Tank Photo Speed Freak V2.0 Waist Shoulder Belt Bag


Review: ThinkTank Speed Freak V2.0 Waist Shoulder Belt Bag

Overview : The Speed Convertible series are hybrid shoulder bags/belt packs designed for photographers who value versatile and ergonomic camera bags. First and foremost a contoured shoulder bag, the Speed Convertibles keep photo gear readily accessible. The wide opening flip-top design hinges away from the body to rapidly work in and out of the bag. As a shoulder bag, the Speed Convertibles offer durable zippers, a secondary main compartment entry, and multiple pockets for small accessories. A cushioned shoulder strap with a long section of padding maximizes comfort while carrying the bag in different positions.

To adapt a Speed Convertible bag as a belt pack, deploy the integrated waist belt which is conveniently concealed in two zippered pockets on either side of each Speed Convertible bag. Fastening the flexible belt around the waist provides better stability while walking, especially when used in tandem with the included shoulder strap. The waist belt also features Modular rail sections for attaching Modular, Skin or Multimedia components to increase gear carrying capacity as needed. The three bags in the Speed Convertible series, Speed Demon V2.0, Speed Freak V2.0 and Speed Racer V2.0 offer photographers choice of the right bag size to suit their equipment and the adaptability for a variety of different assignments.

Features :
  • Easily converts from streamlined shoulder bag to functional belt pack
  • Integrated waist belt “disappears” by tucking into zippered size pockets
  • Modular rails on waist belt for adding Modular Rotation System components to increase gear capacity
  • Flip-top lid opens away from the body for rapid access to gear
  • Cushioned, non-slip shoulder strap included
  • Ergonomic, kidney-shaped design contours around body
  • Easily accessible front organizer pocket
  • Stretchable mesh side pockets with reinforced bases
  • Highest quality YKK RC Fuse zippers
  • Seam-sealed rain cover included
Gear Profile:

Speed Demon V2.0
  • One standard size DSLR plus 2–3 small zoom or prime lenses
  • Smallest size bag in Speed Convertible series
Speed Freak V2.0:
  • One standard size DSLR plus 2–3 lenses or accessories
  • Accommodates a 70-200 f2.8 detached from camera body
  • Medium size bag in Speed Convertible series
Speed Racer V2.0:
  • One pro size DSLR plus 2–3 lenses or accessories
  • Accommodates a 70-200 f2.8 attached to camera body (except Nikon VR1)
  • Largest size bag in Speed Convertible series
Technical Specifications:

Speed Demon V2.0
  • Internal Dimensions:  9.3” W x 6.8” H x 5” D (23.5 x 17.2 x 12.7 cm)
  • External Dimensions:  12” W x 8.5” H x 8” D (30.5 x 21.6 x 20.3 cm)
  • Weight:  1.6–2.1 lbs (0.7–1.0 kg)
  • Lifetime Warranty
Speed Freak V2.0
  • Internal Dimensions:  10.3” W x 8.8” H x 5.5” D (26 x 22.2 x 14 cm)
  • External Dimensions: 12.5” W x 10.5” H x 8.5” D (31.8 x 26.7 x 21.6 cm)
  • Weight:  1.9–2.5 lbs (0.9–1.1 kg)
  • Lifetime Warranty
Speed Racer V2.0
  • Internal Dimensions:  11.8” W x 10” H x 7” D (29.8 x 25.4 x 17.8 cm)
  • External Dimensions:  12.5” W x 10.5” H x 10” D (31.8 x 26.7 x 25.4 cm)
  • Weight:  2.3–3.1 lbs (1.0–1.4 kg)
  • Lifetime Warranty

Deal: Nikon D7000 16MP DSLR Camera w/ 18-200mm Lens for $1,674 + free shipping



Amazon offers the the Nikon D7000 16.2-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body (pictured), model no. 25468, bundled with the Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Zoom Lens, model no. 2192, for $1,924. (Add both to your cart to see this price.) At final checkout they fall to $1,674 with free shipping. Features include a 3" LCD, 1080p video recording, two SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots, built-in Speedlight flash, HDMI, and more. Deal ends October 15.

Deal: Sigma DSLR lenses: 10% off + extra $15 off + free shipping



Abe's of Maine takes 10% off a selection of Sigma digital SLR camera lenses of $400 or more via coupon code "DEAL10". Plus, take another $15 off orders of $400 or more via coupon code "LOYALTY15" with free shipping.

Don't forget, if you're purchasing from Abe's of Maine, make sure to use Mr. Rebates Cashback and get 2% cashback. For more information about Mr. Rebates, go HERE.

Deal: Lexar Professional 133x 64GB Class 10 SDXC Card for $90 + free shipping



BuyDig offers the Lexar Professional 133x 64GB SDXC Class 10 Secure Digital Extended-Capacity Card, model no. LSD64GCRBNA133, for $114.95. Coupon code "PROVID25" drops it to $89.95 with free shipping. That's $0.71/GB. Coupon expires October 15.

Don't forget, if you're purchasing from BuyDig, make sure to use Mr. Rebates Cashback and get 1% cashback!

Deal: AmazonBasics SLR Camera Backpack $24 at Amazon



Amazon has the AmazonBasics SLR Camera Backpack for $24 with free shipping on $25+. Features a polyester/nylon exterior, and can accommodate 2 smaller SLR camera bodies, 3-4 lenses, and additional small accessories.

Deal: Nikon D5100 16MP Digital SLR w/2 Lenses, Bag for $869 + free shipping


BuyDig offers the Nikon D5100 16.2-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera bundled with the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR Lens (pictured), model no. 25478, Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4.0-5.6G ED VR Zoom Lens, and Digpro DP5500 Camera Bag for $898.95. Coupon code "BUYDIGCLUB30" cuts it to $868.95 with free shipping. The camera features a 3" Vari-angle LCD, 1080p video recording with sound, 4 fps shooting, HDMI output, and more.

Don't forget, if you're purchasing from BuyDig, make sure to use Mr. Rebates Cashback and get 1% cashback!

Review: Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home 7MDH Shoulder Bag


Review: Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home 7MDH Shoulder Bag

Overview : The Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home Camera Bag is a 900 denier, water-resistant, nylon shoulder bag made to carry photo gear with accessories. The bag can be customized using the 8 moveable dividers in the main section. It has a 2 strap with 2 buckle closure and a touch fastener Silencer flap that prevents the "hook and loop" closure from being used.

There are four pockets for accessories and the bag is carried by a padded handle or an attached, adjustable shoulder strap with removable pad. It is suitable for a digital SLR, vertical grip & attached lens up to 8"/20cm long, external flash unit and basic accessories, or DV cam and accessories. E.g. EOS D series SLR's, Nikon D series SLR's & attached lens up to 8"/20cm long & external speedlight.

Features :
  • Water resistant 900D shell & 300D Ripstop lining
  • One external pocket with internal mesh pocket
  • Two internal side pockets
  • Two external accessory attachment straps
  • One mesh zip pocket under clip & Velcro release flap
  • Padded & Brushed Nylon lined main compartment with Eight configurable dividers
  • Plastic stiffening layer in base
  • Carry handle
  • Adjustable removable shoulder strap & shoulder pad
Construction :
  • 900 denier, water-resistant nylon
  • Lined with 300 denier ripstop nylon
  • Padded and brushed nylon main compartment
  • Eight moveable dividers to customize the bag
  • Plastic stiffening layer in base
  • Two strap and 2 buckle closure
  • Touch fastener Silencer flap prevents the "hook and loop" closure from being used
Pockets :
  • External pocket with internal mesh pocket
  • Mesh zip pocket under flap
  • Two hidden internal side pockets
Carrying options :
  • Padded carry handle
  • Attached, adjustable shoulder strap with removable pad
Dimension :
Width: 34.5 cm / 13.6 inches
Height: 28 cm / 11 inches
Depth: 21 cm / 8.27 inches
Volume: 13 L / 793 cubic inches
Empty Weight: 1.2 kg / 2.64 lbs

Review: Giotto's Rocket Air Blower


Review: Giotto's Rocket Air Blower

Overview : The Rocket-Air blower series are made from nontoxic, natural and environmentally-friendly rubber, resistant to both high and low temperatures, tear-proof. They are very powerful and easy to use, it has an air valve to prevent it from breathing in dust and blows out a powerful stream of air to blow dust away, making lenses, cameras and filters a breeze. Giotto’s patented and unique rocket-shaped base design can stand upright, and its nozzle can be removed.

Features :
  • Natural and environmentally-friendly rubber
  • Air inlet valve design prevents air’s back flow from air nozzle
  • Detachable upper air stream air nozzle
  • Special design for optional neck strap attachment
  • Giotto’s patented tripod base design provides free-standing function, convenient use and storage
  • Rocket-Air blows of dust particles, even those clinging to items from static electricity
  • Comes in 3 colors: Black, Blue, Red

Deal: SanDisk Extreme HD Video 16GB SDHC 2-Pack w/ Case for $55 + free shipping



Beach Camera and BuyDig offers the SanDisk Extreme HD Video 16GB Class 10 Secure Digital Card 2-Pack, model no. SDSDRX3-016G-A21, bundled with a Zeikos Tri-fold Memory Card Wallet, model no. ZE-MC3A, for $55 with free shipping. That's $1.72/GB.

Don't forget, if you're purchasing from BeachCamera or BuyDig, make sure to use Mr. Rebates Cashback and get 1% cashback!

*UPDATE* 10/4/2011 - Of note, Adorama has a deal on the same cards but does not include the memory card wallet for $54.90.

Deal: Tamron Lens Rebate for Canon, Nikon, Pentax and Sony Lenses


Tamron Winter Rebate

Tamron currently has a lens rebate on their lenses. It applies to selected Canon, Nikon, Pentax and Sony lenses. You must purchase the lens between September 1, 2011-December 31, 2011. Click here for Rebate form (PDF).

Please be sure to check out their dealer locator for authorized dealers such as Amazon, Adorama and B&H Photo as rebates will not be honored for lenses purchased from a non-authorized dealer.

The lenses that qualify for the rebate are:
  • 18-200 F/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD (model A014) - for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony - $60.00
  • SP 70-300 F/4-5.6 Di VC USD (model A005) - for Canon, Nikon, Sony - $50.00
  • SP 17-50 F/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Aspherical (model B005) - for Canon, Nikon - $50.00
  • SP 17-50 F/2.8 XR Di-II LD (model A016) - for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony - $25.00
  • SP 28-75 F/2.8 XR Di LD (model A09) - for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony - $25.00
  • SP 10-24 F/3.5-4.5 Di-II LD (model B001) - for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony - $50.00
  • SP 60 F/2.0 Di-II LD 1:1 Macro (model G005) - for Canon, Nikon, Sony - $100.00
  • SP 90 F/2.8 Di 1:1 Macro (model A272) - for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony - $50.00
  • SP 180 F/3.5 Di LD 1:1 Macro (model B01) - for Canon, Nikon, Sony - $50.00

Deal: Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Card for $20 after rebate + free shipping



Buy.com offers the Kingston 16GB Ultimate 266x CompactFlash Card, model no. CF/16GB-U2, for $29.95. This $10 mail-in rebate (PDF) drops it to $19.95 with free shipping. That's $1.25/GB. Rebate expires October 4.

Don't forget, if you're purchasing from Buy.com, make sure to use Mr. Rebates Cashback and get 3% cashback!

Deal: Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Tripod Legs $94 at Amazon



Amazon has the Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Tripod Legs for $119 in cart - $25 rebate = $94 with free shipping. Features faceted center column, leg warmers on two legs and four leg-angle settings.

Purchase any Manfrotto Head (excludes 234, 234RC & 492 heads) or Carbon Fiber Tripod and get a $10 rebate or $40 rebate, respectively.
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