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BIG D810 & Macbook Pro Savings {Deal Dash}

By Anthony Thurston on October 13th 2015

Welcome to our Deal Dash segment, where we scour the web for the best deals on camera, lenses, lighting, and other gear for photographers. There are always great deals to be found over on B&H and Amazon, so make sure to check out those two websites. Today we wanted to highlight three deals below:

Canon 70D – $250 Savings

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The Canon 70D is still a great intermediate level DSLR, and if you shoot video, it’s hard to argue with the performance of its dual pixel autofocus. If you are looking for your first DSLR or maybe an upgrade from a lower level Rebel camera, the 70D could be a good option.

Right now, you can get $250 off this 70D kit, including 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6, over on B&H here.

Nikon D810 Kit – $1100 Savings

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If you are interested in a higher end Nikon body, the D810 is definitely the camera to get. Its high resolution and powerful sensor performance set it apart in the DSLR realm. Only Canon’s 5DS and Sony’s a7R II sport more pixels.

Right now, there is s killer deal going too if you are in the market for a D810 Kit – a full $1100 savings. It’s pretty hard to argue with savings like that! You can grab the deal over on B&H here.

15.4″ MacBook Pro 2014 Edition – $450 Off

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It’s no secret that photographers are largely a very Apple-centric crowd, so it should be no surprise that Macbook Pros are on our radar for deals. Do I really need to talk about how great these laptops are for photographers?

Right now, you can save $450 off the 15 inch 2014 MacBook Pro over on B&H. It’s a great deal on a very recent and powerful laptop for post production and video processing. If you are interested, you can grab the deal here.

This is our daily deals report where we will feature a deal, or deals, that we think you should know about. Feel free to let us know about any deals you run across by sending me an email (link in my profile) or leaving a comment below!

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Kyle Stauffer

    I’m due for a laptop upgrade and really had my mind made up on Apple until the news of the Microsoft Surface Book/Pro. Having a touch screen and sensitive “pen” would be great for lap work!

    Any thoughts on the next macbook pro being touch sceen and having capability with the new Apple “Pencil”? Is it worth the wait?

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    • Anthony Thurston

      I doubt that is going to happen. I think it’s more likely Apple announces something new entirely, but that is farther off than this year I think.

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  2. robert garfinkle

    Anthony? – do you think the D810 savings lately is just a push by Nikon to get this item out the door more, or do you think it might be due to the arrival of the Sony a7rii, or are they gearing up to release another big cam like a D820 / D900 etc… any thoughts?

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    • Stan Rogers

      Your D810 will not suddenly start taking worse pictures when the new model comes out. And a new model will come out at some point. At the moment, the rumours have it that it will likely be a D810s (the “s” has traditionally stood for a minor revision, such as new processing chips that might provide, say, higher frame rates in video, or slightly improved resolution/interpolation, or some such). Not only is there no need to get twitchy about a slightly better camera than the one you currently have, there is no need, ever, to write long defensive essays about your choice of camera every time another make or model is introduced or discussed. Exploit what you have to its fullest; you already own a better camera in many respects than 90% of the photographers out there.

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    • robert garfinkle

      Oh, aware of it completely. I stated that to someone else the other day…

      not too worried, just like to see what’s on the horizon – if anything is, that’s all..

      technology WILL advance. so will my taking pictures. actually, every time I get better at it, it’s like getting a new camera – in a funny way :)

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    • Anthony Thurston

      It is certainly possible that a newer D8xx or D9xx is coming up soon, there have been some rumors about a D810s floating around. It could also be Nikon just seeing a decline in D810 sales thanks to the 5Ds and A7R II, so they are trying to sweeten the D810 deal. Who knows.

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