Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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Dec 2010 Specials!

There are lots of digital specials on at Beau Photo for December.  There are manufacturer's rebates as well as sale pricing on Nikon, Wacom, Lexar and more!  Also see the previous post with lots of Canon Rebates!

Wacom Intuos IV Tablets on sale!

We have Wacom’s latest Intuos4 Medium Professional pen tablets on sale for the holidays, in both USB (wired) and the wireless versions. The Intuos4 Medium has a pen tablet area of 8.8x5.5 inches and eight user programmable buttons, each with its own OLED display. Each button’s display will show you an icon relating to the function it will perform, and Wacom has many different preset configurations for you to download. For example, you can configure the tablet to show icons for your most commonly used Photoshop tools, such as crop, healing brush, cloning tool, so you can simply press the button to select the tool you need. There is also a circular touch pad that, among other things, can be set up to change your brush size in Photoshop. Spin your finger around the touch pad in one direction to make your brush bigger and in the other to make it smaller. All these functions are fully user configure-able on a program-by-program basis, so you can have customs settings for Photoshop, Lightroom, Final Cut Pro etc. For superb fine control when retouching photos, or to help reduce RSI (repetitive strain injury) due to always using a mouse, having a pen tablet is truly a godsend!

Intuos4 Pro Medium Sale! $ 379  (regular $ 429)
Intuos4 Pro Medium Wireless Sale! $ 429  (regular $ 479)

Lexar Professional 600x CompactFlash Cards 

For those with the latest and greatest in sports DSLR, like a Canon 1D Mark IV or a Nikon D3s, these Lexar 600x cards will give the fastest possible clearing times for the camera’s shooting buffer. They are expensive, but these cards are about as fast as it gets. A lifetime warranty, a free copy of Lexar’s Image Rescue 4 software and discount coupons for selected Adobe software round out the package.

Lexar Pro   8GB 600x CF Card Sale!  $ 159   (regular $189)
Lexar Pro 16GB 600x CF Card Sale!  $ 235   (regular $269)
Lexar Pro 32GB 600x CF Card Sale!  $ 395   (regular $439 - special order only)

Speaking of Lexar, some news is that 233x CF cards are discontinued and have been replaced with less expensive 200x UDMA cards. While not a good choice if you are a sports photographer, these cards are generally fine for those with less frantic pacing when you out shooting. They still come with a lifetime warranty too! In addition, that is the only way of still getting a “small” 4GB card if you have an older camera, and at their low price points they would make ideal stocking stuffers! Lastly, I did some testing with my EOS-7D and it seems to me the 200x card keeps up just fine with HD-DSLR video too.

Lexar Pro   4GB 200x CF Card - $ 34.95
Lexar Pro   8GB 200x CF Card - $ 44.95
Lexar Pro 16GB 200x CF Card - $ 72.95

Lexar has also discontinued their 300x CF cards in favour of 400x and more or less the same pricing and also, firewire card readers are a goner! Yes, you heard that right. Neither SanDisk nor Lexar are making Firewire card readers anymore for some reason. The good news is that if you have a modern Intel-based Mac, the current crop of professional USB 2.0 UDMA card readers are as fast or even a little faster than Firewire 400 readers, although at the moment nothing beats a Firewire 800 reader. If you have a older Firewire reader, you might want to baby it since you won’t be able to buy a replacement!

Nikon Lens Sale & Rebates!

Through until the end of the year, Nikon is offering some very nice rebates on some their top- end (and most popular) zooms. These are “instant rebates” which means we take the rebate amount off your total bill here. There is no paper work for you and nothing to send in. Instant gratification! Here is a list of the current rebates:

$100 off!  Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G
$100 off!  Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G
$100 off!  Nikkor AF-S VRII 70-200mm f/2.8G
$  75 off!  Nikkor AF-S VR 16-35mm f/4G
$  75 off!  Nikkor AF-S VR 24-120mm f/4G

In addition, we are putting several of these lenses on sale ourselves (all of them are in stock), with discounts amounting to $100 or more. That makes these lenses about $200 less than normal! Remember, the following prices do not include the above rebates, which will bring the pricing down even further...

Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G    Sale! $1739 (regular $1839)
Nikkor AF-S VR 16-35mm f/4G  Sale! $1249 (regular $1349)

Phase One P30+ Digital Back Sale (Hasselblad ‘V’ mount)

We have a great deal on a Phase One P30+ digital back with a traditional Hasselblad V mount. This back is a 31 megapixel unit that is superb in low light, can be shot in the field since it saves images directly to a CompactFlash card and is battery powered. If you are looking for an affordable way to get that medium format digital “look” (high resolution, shallow depth of field, creamy smooth tonality), or have a plethora of old (but good!) Hasselblad lenses that you’d like to put back into use, this might just be the time to do it.

Phase One P30+ Digital Back (V-mount) Sale! $9,599 (regular $12,350)

** Call for information on our flexible payment plan for this item! **


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