Ok, I've decided to save up for a Nikon D700. I've got $275 saved so far, so I'm about 11% of the way there (if I bought it at B&H Photo and Video here). A full frame 12MP digital camera for less than $2,500? I'll take it! Scott Kelby thinks it's a hot camera. See his review here. And Thom Hogan also gives it good marks here. Shun Cheung has a thoughtful review here on photo.net. Rumors are that Nikon may come out with a new model (maybe with video?).
Friday, June 4, 2010
Posted by windycitycameraphile at 10:42 PM
Thursday, March 4, 2010
I see today that B & H is having a special on various Nikon cameras. The one I've had my eye on is the D300s. When I added the camera body to my cart, the price (with free shipping if sent UPS ground, and no sales tax) was almost $300 less than retail!
If you've been holding out for a price break for this, or the other Nikon cameras, you should check out B & H! I've always had real good luck with them, either when ordering online or visiting them at their shop in NYC.
Posted by windycitycameraphile at 1:39 PM
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
There are new frames out that make it easier to hang and store your pictures. They're called 5second slide and store frames. They have a unique hanging tool that once you've attached it to your wall, it self levels (no more getting out a level to make sure your picture is hanging straight). Also, to put in a picture, you simply slide it in from the back (no need to undo the back to get your pictures inside the frame. It even has a handy slot in the back to store photos!
Thursday, April 10, 2008
I first saw Rand McNally's fabMAP in the Garden District Book Store in New Orleans (great book store, if you happen to visit New Orleans). It is a waterproof, tear-proof map that Rand McNally makes for various cities, and sells for $5.95. It covered a small area of New Orleans, so I decided not to get it. Now the other day I am in my local camera store, and I see a bin of cloth lens cleaners, selling for $5.95 each. Suddenly the cloth fabMAP doesn't seem so expensive! It can easily be folded up and stuffed into your camera bag. When I got mine, it said it was machine washable, microfiber cloth, that can even be used to clean your glasses.
Imagine a cloth that you can use to clean your lenses (or your eye glasses) that also has a map of downtown Chicago (or Las Vegas Strip, Midtown Manhattan Theatre District, Washington D.C. Mall, Waikiki, Hollywood-Beverly Hills, San Francisco Golden Gate Park-Haight Ashbury, New Orleans French Quarter, Miami's South Beach, Key West, Seattle's Pike Place Market, San Antonio River Walk, Denver's 16th Street Mall or San Diego's Balboa Park). You can get them here, along with many other great Rand McNally maps and things. Search for fabmap.
Rand-McNally let me know that they are having a contest (see 3rd comment) where you could win a $500 gift card, or a brand new Buddy Scooter (valued at $2,000)! They want you to send them a photo or short video documenting your fabMAP adventures by December 5th, 2008. Go to iNeverGetLost.com and check it out. And if you go to their website now, the fabMAPs are all on sale for $2 (regularly $4.95), with free shipping! I'm going back for more (Midtown Manhattan, Washington D.C., New Orleans French Quarter)!!
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Ok, time for another poll. The government is supposed to give us some cash back, depending on your income level, so that we can go out and buy stuff and jump start the economy. No one wants to head into a recession, right? We all have to do our part to keep this economy rolling! So, when you get that cash, what do you plan to do with it? See the poll above!