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Deal: Refurbished Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera $2239 + Free Shipping

Do you have any money left from the holidays? Or did you count the money you got from friends and family? And have you had your eyes on a Canon EOS 5D Mark III? Well, Canon is selling a refurbished Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $2,239.37 plus tax and free shipping. That's 20% off (savings of $559.84) it's listed refurbished price of $2,799.21. It features a 3.2" LCD, 1080p video recording, 6fps continuous shooting, CF and SD card slots, mini-HDMI, USB connectivity, and more.

Refurbished items from Canon get a 90-day warranty.

If you're looking to save additional money, Mr. Rebates is offering 4% cashback (originally 3% cashback). You're saving an additional $90, making your purchase a total of $2,149.80 before taxes! For more information about Mr. Rebates, read our guide.

Press Release: Custom SLR ProDot Now Available

A month ago, we made a post about our good friends over at CustomSLR announcing a new product on Kickstarter called the ProDot. Within a month, they exceeded their goal. We had the privilege of getting to play with the ProDot before it was announced and must say, this is a nifty and unique product.

We'll have a full review of it when we get our grubby little fingers on them. In the mean time, continue reading for full press release.

Deal: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II "Nifty Fifty" Camera Lens for $90 + free shipping

Adorama offers the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II "Nifty Fifty" Camera Lens, model no. 2514A002, for the in-cart price of $89.99 with free shipping. The lens weighs 4.6 oz. and is intended for use with Canon EF-mount SLR cameras.

Deal: DiscountMags Holiday Magazine Sale: Popular Photography 1-Year for $5, more

DiscountMags takes up to 75% off select 1-year magazine subscriptions as part of its Holiday Magazine Sale.
Note that you can get up to three years at these per-year prices.

Instagram Can Now Sell Your Images and You Get Nothing

*UPDATE* - After an uproar from the photography community, Instagram has back-pedaled on their decision and will not sell your images.


Instagram updated its terms of service on Monday, elaborating on how it can use personal data for advertising purposes, and making clear that user photos and information can be used across the web as the photo-sharing app works through monetization under Facebook.

Instagram released an updated terms of service on Monday, and while it doesn’t seem like a fun read at first glance, it’s an important indicator of where the company is headed after its acquisition by Facebook. So far, people have expressed some concern about the updated “Rights” section of the terms of service, which explains what content a user has control over and what Instagram can do with that data, particularly sections related to advertising.

While it doesn’t seem that Instagram’s rights as related to advertising are completely new, the updated terms, which will take effect on Jan. 16, do outline exactly what the company can do with your data. They also remind users that businesses can pay Instagram to use your data for advertising, and the company won’t always identify advertising on the service as being paid.

The old terms of service noted that Instagram had the right to advertise on the platform or in “conjunction” with a user’s content. Here’s the old explanation:
“Some of the Instagram Services are supported by advertising revenue and may display advertisements and promotions, and you hereby agree that Instagram may place such advertising and promotions on the Instagram Services or on, about, or in conjunction with your Content. The manner, mode and extent of such advertising and promotions are subject to change without specific notice to you.”
The new explanation goes into greater detail on what it means for Instagram to advertise “on, about, or in conjunction with your Content.” Here are the new terms:
“Some or all of the Service may be supported by advertising revenue. To help us deliver interesting paid or sponsored content or promotions, you agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos (along with any associated metadata), and/or actions you take, in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you. If you are under the age of eighteen (18), or under any other applicable age of majority, you represent that at least one of your parents or legal guardians has also agreed to this provision (and the use of your name, likeness, username, and/or photos (along with any associated metadata)) on your behalf.
You acknowledge that we may not always identify paid services, sponsored content, or commercial communications as such.”
It’s not surprising that Instagram and Facebook are thinking about advertising and monetization strategies for the photo-sharing app, and Facebook recently announced that it planned to integrate user data with that from Instagram under new Facebook terms of service.


Deal: Nikon D600/D800/D800E Instant Savings Extended

The Nikon D600/D800/D800E instant savings, that were introduced three days ago, are now extended until December 29th, 2012. The major online retailers offer different kits that include free accessories to further sweeten the deal in addition to the instant savings offered directly by Nikon:

B&H Photo: available Nikon D600 kits | available Nikon D800 kits | available Nikon D800E kits
Adorama: available Nikon D600 kits | available Nikon D800 kits | available Nikon D800E kits
Amazon: available Nikon D600 kits | available Nikon D800 kits | available Nikon D800E kits

Deal: Canon L Lenses on Sale at B&H Photo

Below are some “in cart” deals at B&H Photo. In order to see the sale price, you must add the product to your cart.

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Zoom Lens $2099 (Save $200)
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens $1999 (Save $100)
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Autofocus Lens $1399 (Save $100)
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Autofocus Lens $1299 (Save $140)
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens $1799 (Save $400)
Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM Autofocus Lens $899 (Save $190)
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Lens $1249 (Save $350)
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Lens $1,179 (Save $320)

Camera Tips: 12 Photography Tips

In this day and age, more people are taking more photos than ever before and they're sharing them online with friends and family in record numbers. One of the most complaints I see online are that people blame the camera if the images aren't as nice as those you see online taken by other photographers. If you follow a few of these guidelines, you can improve the quality of your photos without having to purchase a higher priced camera. By purchasing a new camera, the pictures may still come out the same. There are also some useful information such as what is ISO?.

Deal: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 for $299 at B&H Photo

B&H Photo is selling the Canon EF 50 f/1.4 for $299. That's $100 off the regular price. In order to see the price, you have to add the lens to your cart.

Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Camera Body for $2,999

Canon enforced their MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) policy on retailers. This prevents retailers from advertising at a lower price lower that the price Canon has set for the item. It seems AmazonB&H PhotoAdorama have all "unofficially" dropped the price of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body to $2,999. Amazon shows the price on their page. But for B&H Photo and Adorama, you have to add it to your cart to see the low price.
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