Gentlemen, husbands who are fathers, sons and daughters: here is your annual public service warning. Mother's Day is next Sunday, May 8th. It's coming up. Be forewarned.
Subject line of a recent email from B&H Photo:
Deals for Mom 💐 Canon 1D X Mark II Now Shipping
Made me laugh. I'd say Moms must have a four-figure day rate to be rockin' an axe like the 1D X Mark II. Hope I don't have to bid a job against her.
Also shipping very soon: the Zeiss Batis 18mm ƒ/2.8, "optimized for the Sony A7 series." Zeiss says it's shipping now, B&H says not quite yet.
And if you want to get something nice for your mother? (C'mon, she doesn't really need another pro-level body.) How about this:
That is one girly-looking computer. I mean that in a nice way. It's the 12" Macbook in gold, on sale for $300 off for Mother's Day. Still might be a little too dear for the occasion, unless maybe you're married to the mother in question. Stylish, though.
Speaking of stylishness, the Hasselblad lunacy came in for a lot of snark-slinging amongst photographers, but the two last flavors of the Stellar, including this nice walnut and champagne model, are on end-of-run closeout for $649. For that price, it's much prettier than it was at the original $2,195, don't you think? (Just make sure your mom doesn't hang out on camera forums.)
(Ethical question: does your mother really need to know it didn't cost $2,195? I'm kidding, I'm kidding.)
Here's a camera that actual photographer moms might like. She can take it to the beach and not worry. Fifty dollars off for the occasion.
You might also want to know that the Pentax K-1 is just beginning to ship now too.
...That one's not for your mother, though. We've already established that she shoots Canon. :-)
P.S. Here's a single link to all of B&H's Mother's Day specials.
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