Up to $300 off Zeiss lenses

I’m not normally one for advertising, but this is too good to miss. Regular readers will know I’m a huge fan of Zeiss lenses because of their optical performance – and I don’t think I’ve ever seen discounts on DSLR lenses before…

Click here to buy from B&H.

Name and shame: ‘Pentax Ricoh Indonesia’ stole my image UPDATE: resolved.


One of my readers (thank you) brought this to my attention earlier today. It is with great disappointment that I have to do this, because clearly the company involved – AW Photo, unclear whether they are distributor or subsidiary or something else to do with Pentax Ricoh but claiming to be ‘Pentax Ricoh Indonesia’ – has used one of my images for commercial promotion purposes without permission or credit, from my review here. Note how the watermark is still in place – how could their web designer have failed to notice that? On top of that, the page was apparently last updated in October 2013 – that’s eight months of unauthorised use, and eight months in which HQ could have done something.

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Some good Nikon lens deals…

Just got this in the mail and thought I’d share it – there’s up to $400 off various lenses at B&H – like the 80-400 AFS, for instance; no body purchase required. Click here.

Purchases made through the link do give me a small referral commission that helps support the site. It doesn’t make any difference to the price for you, though. Thanks! MT

One day left to enter the 2013 Maybank Photo Awards

A gentle reminder: there’s one day left to get your entries in for the 2013 Maybank Photo Awards; each photographer can have multiple entries per category, the prizes are sizeable and the head judge is yours truly, so if you haven’t entered – and are an ASEAN resident – then you probably should! MT

Submit your entries via the competition page here.

News and some B&H deals that came in the mail…UPDATED

I’m sure some of you might find these interesting, so I’ll pass them on very briefly. The ‘Shooting with the Legends’ series continues this weekend. I’ll also be at the Kuala Lumpur CEX show on Sunday 4th speaking for Olympus at 1230pm – please drop by and say hi if you’re in town. Have a good weekend everybody! MT

Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF and M43 mounts – $1000 off, now $1995 – here

Up to $550 off DSLR + lens bundles – Nikon is here, Canon is here

Ricoh GR now in stock, here

Price drop on the original RX100, now $598, here

$100 off M4/3 lenses, here

$150 off OM-D kits, here

$50 off the E-P5 body, here

Some shopping updates…

Today seems to be sale day at B&H.

Lightroom 5 is now available for pre-order here from B&H

B&H is also running rebates on Fuji X-series cameras – the X-Pro1 and X-E1 are both $200 off; combine that with multiple lenses for up to $1300 off – click here.

One of the more interesting compacts I reviewed recently – the Panasonic LX7 – is now on sale to $299 again. You can find it here.

Three excellent Olympus M4/3 lenses are also on sale – I own all of these and rate them very highly – the Olympus 60/2.8 Macro, 75/1.8 and 12/2 (click on the lens names for my reviews). You can find them up to $100 off here. Finally, the OM-D + 12-50 kit is now $150 off – down to $1150. That’s here.

As usual, in the interests of full disclosure: shopping via these links supports the site via a small commission; prices are the same but it does help keep things going (and also helps them to justify loaning me gear for future reviews, which of course means I can test more stuff without having to buy it). Thanks! MT

Nikon lens rebates – up to $1000 off (cumulatively)…

In case you missed the first round, and happen to be in the market for a new lens/body – B&H has some pretty good specials going here, with up to $1000 off with cumulative purchases. MT

Update: Some Sandisk rebates – up to 37% off – available too, for the next 24 hours or so. You can find them here.

A quick post-USA trip gear evaluation

It’s not often that I’m forced to shoot with just one set of equipment for an extended period of time with no real recourse to my other gear. This trip – three weeks – has provided me with an opportunity to focus on the evaluation of what I did bring. I packed light this time – I knew I would be walking a lot, so I wanted to avoid a whole-day bag. What follows are some quick thoughts on how I thought things stacked up. MT

18/4/13 at 4.30pm – Corrected for autocorrect-induced typos; I was trying writing on my iPad on the plane home.

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FUji X-E1 and Panasonic LX7 specials…

This might interest some of you – B&H is offering $300-$900 off various Fuji X-E1 bundles. I know this camera has received a lot of attention recently (I haven’t shot one yet myself, but the files look pretty good). If you’re in the market for one, you might want to have a look here. MT

Update: I just noticed that the excellent Panasonic LX7 has dropped in price again, to sub-$300 from Amazon, here. That’s a lot of compact for the money, and the lens is outstanding (I’m testing one at the moment).

One more New York City workshop – 8-10 April!

By popular demand, I’m opening up another workshop date for the 2013 New York City Making Outstanding Images tour – Monday 8 to Wednesday 10 April. However, before I change travel plans, I’ll need a minimum of 5 participants to make this a go – please shoot me an email to make a booking or if you have questions. For more information on the workshop, please take a look here. Thanks! MT