Five Magazines for $20 Total Per Year (four Photography options among others!)

The DiscountMags Memorial Weekend Sale is a pretty good one. You pick five magazines from a choice of many and pay $20 total for a 1-year subscription to those five magazines. It comes out to $4 per magazine per year. Because it is a bundle, the duration of the subscription covers all five magazines (choices of 1-year or 2-year or 3-year for all chosen magazines in a bundle). You can adjust per magazine whether it is a renewal or a brand new subscription.

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These are printed magazines delivered to USA mailing address. No auto-renewal. They renew only if you manually renew them. Of photography interest, the above four magazines are available (Pop, Outdoor, and both Digital Photos). There is also a variety of “six degrees of separation” of photography magazines, sports, fashion, technology, outdoors, etc.

Because it’s a 3-day weekend, this weekend offer ends Monday 5/30/16 night instead of Sunday night.

Saturday Lightning Deals: Silicon Power storage

AS of 11:51pm ET on Friday, the schedule of lightning deals at the Amazon Gold Box for Saturday 5/28/16, of Camera and Photo interest, only has Silicon Power storage products running at their usual times of 9am and 9pm ET. So this is a very abbreviated edition 🙂

Flashpoint Ring Li-On 400ws Ringflash for $319 + S&H

The Flashpoint Ring Li-On 400ws Ringflash is currently on sale for $319 plus shipping and handling (in the $10-ish ballpark depending on zipcode) at Adorama as one of their featured Memorial sales.

Westcott 40×60″ OTB Universal Halo Frame for $76 w/free S&H

The Westcott 40×60″ OTB Universal Halo Frame is currently on sale for $76 with free shipping at Adorama. As of the time of writing this is back-ordered but you can still place the order if you want to lock up the sale price… This too is one of their Memorial Day Weekend Sale specials…

Cineo Lighting Basic Matchbox Remote Phosphor Lighting Kit, 3200 & 5600 Panels for $350

And now some “deep cuts” from the world of lighting, the Cineo Lighting Basic Matchbox Remote Phosphor Lighting Kit, 3200 & 5600 Panels is on sale for $350 with free expedited shipping, for a limited time, at Adorama… This is one of their Memorial Day Weekend Sale specials…

Joby GripTight GorillaPod Stand for Smartphones for $13 w/free shipping

In a horror movie, this gadget would probably come alive in the middle of the night on Friday the 13th. Food for thought for the aspiring film makers out there ;-)… “This” is the Joby GripTight GorillaPod Stand for Smartphones on sale for $13 with free shipping at Adorama for a limited time (a while-supplies-last type of a promotion)… This is one of their Memorial Day Weekend Sale specials…

Fuji X-E2 Body Only and Half Case and Extra Battery and Bag for $499

More X-System action, Adorama has a bundle on the Fuji X-E2 Body Only for $499 with free shipping. You get three free items with purchase, the official Fuji half case, an additional Fuji battery, and a 24/7 small holster bag… This is one of their Memorial Day Weekend Sale specials…

Fuji X-E2 with 18-55 and Half Case and Extra Battery and Bag and $28 Rewards for $689

On the X-System front, Adorama has a bundle on the Fuji X-E2 with 18-55mm kits. You get four free items with purchase, the official Fuji half case, an additional Fuji battery, a 24/7 small holster bag, and $28 in promotional rewards for $689 with free shipping in either the black X-E2 kit or the silver X-E2 kit… This is one of their Memorial Day Weekend Sale specials…

In-Stock Now: Canon 1D X II CFAST Kit [also Pentax K-1 for $2000]

Just updated the Stock Status Tracking page. If you are looking for the Canon 1D X Mark II body only CFAST KIT (with CFAST card and card reader), it is now in-stock and ready to ship at its starting price of $6000 at Amazon by Amazon itself… On the Pentax K-1 front, one 3rd-party seller is offering it with a limited available premium, for $2000 instead of $1800, Portable Guy on Amazon

Vanguard 264AB-100 4-Section Aluminum Alloy Alta Pro 264-AT Tripod Legs with SBH-100 QR Ballhead for $130

From the Land Of The Tripods, the Vanguard 264AB-100 4-Section Aluminum Alloy Alta Pro 264-AT Tripod Legs with SBH-100 QR Ballhead is on sale for $130 with free shipping at Adorama. The offer is good until 5/31/16… This is one of their Memorial Day Weekend Sale specials…

Refurbished Panasonic ZS35 Travel-Zoom for $84

To the eBay Deals we return where Adorama’s eBay Store is offering the manufacturer refurbished with a 90 day Panasonic warranty, in black or white, Panasonic ZS35 travel-zoom with a 16GB SD card for $84 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.

Nikon D810 Body: $2380 imported or $2800 with lots of freebies and Nikon USA warranty

To the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller Red Tag Camera (99.9%, ships from Brooklyn) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Nikon D810 body only for $2380 with free shipping. This only gets a 30-day seller warranty and that’s it. This may have been part of a kit with a lens, with the lens removed (to be sold separately for more $profits$).

The offer may be for more high risk offers, if you happen to need accessories or Lightroom 6, you may be better off paying $2800 for the new condition with Nikon USA warranty from Adorama that has three different bundles with free items going for $2800:

+ with Lightroom 6

+ lots of accessories but no LR6: Green Extreme Extra Battery, 66-inch Takama tripod, Flashpoint remote shutter thing, Flashpoint release cable thing, Lowepro Nova 17L AW shoulder bag, and Corel Software Bundle (five titles including Aftershot PRO 2 and Paintshop PRO X8
+ you get either a 32GB Lexar SDHC or a 32GB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC, there’s conflicting info

+ lots of accessories: replaces Lowepro bag with cleaning kit (I think)

Stock Update: In-Stock Now: both Nikon D500 and D5 Kits, both Canon 1D X II kits

We just updated the Stock Status Tracker and we have good news for Nikon and Canon shooters, both Nikon D500 and both Nikon D5 and both Canon 1D X II kits are currently in-stock at their starting flagship prices… Meanwhile the Pentax K-1 remains in back-order/pre-order status, for example the B&H Photo estimate is July 2016. Well, we K-waited for 10+ years, what’s a few more weeks [sea salt on the open wound!]…

(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: 64GB SDXC, olloclip Macro Phone Lenses

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Pentax K-50 with 18-55 and 50-200 and AF-200FG Flash and 4% Rewards for $470

If you like red DSLR colors and want to a “getting started with” K-mount DSLR kit, B&H Photo is offering the Pentax K-50 Two Lens Kit (18-55 and 50-200) and the AF-200FG Flash and 4% promotional rewards for $470 with free shipping in the Red color scheme. The white color scheme goes for $500 and still gets the free flash and 4% rewards, while the black color scheme goes for $500 and gets the flash but no 4% promotional rewards.

15% off Canvas, Metal and Acrylic Prints at AdoramaPix with Couponix

Good until the end of day on 5/31/16, coupon code PXWALL15 gets you 15% off the purchase of Cavnas, Metal or Acrylic prints at AdoramaPix. One offer per customer. Offer cannot be combined with other offers and is not valid on previously purchased merchandise. Marked price reflects savings off original ticketed price.

PS: “couponix” was a desperate attempt to find rhythm in “Prints” with “Pix” and “ix” 🙂

128GB Lexar JumpDrive S75 USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $24 (limit 5) AND Other Storage Related Sales

And now let’s round up some storage-related things, it saves space and readability to get multiple ones in a single post, headlined by the 128GB Lexar JumpDrive S75 USB 3.0 Flash Drive, model LJDS75-128ABNL, on sale for $24 with a limit of five per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. In terms of GB/$, this slightly defeats the 256GB version which goes for $50 (limit 30 for this one). Free shipping for Prime members or with a $49+ order.

On the SDXC front, the 64GB Sony Class 10 UHS-1 SDXC up to 70MB/s Memory Card (SF64UY2/TQ) is on sale for $15 each, with a limit of 30 per customer, at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is the “up to 70MB/sec” model. It currently soundly “defeats” in GB/$ the other storage options (8GB to 256GB) in its own sub-line.

Next up, in the land of the eBay Top 100, the BuyDig eBay store is offering a rather unusual promotion, the 128GB Lexar Class 10 633x microSDXC Memory Card along with a $30 Vudu credit and a 3-month Rhapsody music subscription membership for $40 with free shipping. Limit five per customer. The memory card is in Bulk packaging but with a full warranty and is in new condition per the eBay listing. The Vudu/Rhapsody offers are explained further down the product description.

This is perhaps for the more adventurous shoppers, the manufacturer refurbished 2TB Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive (model HUA723020ALA641) for $35 with free shipping by eBay seller “RefurbForLess” (99.1%, ships from Californication), with a limit of five per customer.

In-stock now: Impossible I-1 Instant Film Camera for $299

The instant film camera wave continues to grow. Now the Impossible I-1 Instant Film Camera is in-stock and ready to ship to your front door for $299 with free shipping from B&H Photo and Adorama and from the Impossible Project through Amazon (not Prime eligible; it ships directly from the Imp).

Members: 20% off One REI Outlet Item with coupon

REI has a coupon of its own as well, for members only. To become a member you pay a one time lifetime membership fee of $20 to join the outdoorsy Borg collective. Coupon code REIMEMBER2016 gets you 20% off one REI Outlet item (outlet items have prices ending in .73 cents). The same coupon also gets you 20% off one full price item (online, in-store or by phone). Click on the “Details” link there to see the terms/conditions of this offer. REI has some camera-related items, mostly of the outdoorsy kind (eg action cameras). Coupon expires 5/30/16.

Monoprice Coupons: $20/$100+ or $5/$25+ (ends 5/27/16)

As we get closer to Memorial Day weekend, more promotions are launching. The Monoprice website has a couple of 3-day coupons. Coupon ALOT gets you $20 off an order of $100 or more. Coupon ALIL (yes, they are funny like that with the coupon names) gets you $5 off an order of $25 or more. Most items are eligible but not everything. When you enter the coupon in your shopping cart, click on the “Details” link to see a list of all the excluded items. The coupon ends 5/27/16.

UPDATE: for 5/25/16 only, coupon code MOUNT gets you 25% off Wall Mounts at the Monoprice website.

UPDATE #2: another Monoprice sale, this time it is their 28-inch UHD Select Series Matte 4K 60Hz 5ms Monitor (3840 x 2160p, 5K overdrive, PiP, DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI, Dual-Link DVI-D, and VGA inputs, HDMI-MHL input support, Antiglare matte finish, speakers, PixelPerfect Zero Dead Pixel Guarantee, etc) for $330 with free standard shipping.

Pentax Optio Floating Wrist Strap for $3.50 w/free s&h

And now a $5 gadget post! The Pentax Optio Floating Strap Wrist Strap is on sale for $3.50 with free shipping by 3rd-party seller Speedy (ships from California) thru Amazon. This ships from the seller, not Prime-eligible. Amazon’s own price is $5 but it’s an add-on item… If neither of those options work out for you, you can get it for $5.50 with free shipping at OneCall.com

(ENDED) Cyberlink PowerDirector 14 Ultimate for $70 {PC only; ends 6pm ET}

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(ENDED) Thursday Lightning Deals: Corel PaintShop Pro X8, Cyberlink, Etc

These lighting deals expired… For future ones in the future, check the Amazon Gold Box and Camera & Photo page

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(ENDED) Thursday: Ilford GALERIE Prestige Gold Mono Silk Paper (13 x 19″, 25 Sheets) for $30 w/free s&h

This daily offer expired… For more action, check the B&H Photo Featured Deals page

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Various Tech Deals continue (the Refurbished Nikon Coolipx L840 (38x option) for $139 ENDED)

UPDATE 5/26/16: This L840 offer expired, but the rest of the items from the the eBay Deals Top 100 continue…

Not only did we forget about Dre, we also forgot about the eBay Deals Top 100 where BuyDig’s eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon Coolpix L840 compact-zoom (38x optical, four AA) offered for $139 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. It comes with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty.

If you like to buy photography or camera books, especially ones that rarely get discounted, one way around it is to find a gift card at a discount. Which brings us to this plastic gift card delivered for free by mail, Pay $88, Get $100 Barnes and Noble Gift Card with free shipping to your front door. Limit three per customer.

While there, there’s also a plastic gift card by mail promotion, of interest if you use the CVS photo services mayhaps, Pay $88, Get $100 CVS Gift Card with free shipping to your front door. Limit three per customer.

But wait there’s more! Here’s some other potentially interesting six degrees of separation items:

+ Google Chromecast Audio (latest model) for $30 with free shipping by Google’s own eBay store (yes, they have an eBay store now, launched a few days ago) ~ limit 5 per customer
+ NOTE: the other one sold out but the Audio version continues

+ 2TB Seagate Expansion Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 Model STEA2000400 for $73 with free shipping by NewEgg’s eBay store (limit 5)

+ 28″ Dell S2817Q UHD LED 4K Monitor, 3840 x 2160, for $400 w/free S&H by Adorama’s eBay store (limit 5)

+ DJI Phantom 3 Standard with 2.7K Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal CP.PT.000168 for $399 with free shipping (limit 5) by Cookie Electronics

In-stock now: Nikon D500 Body for $2000

The time has come, the Nikon D500 body only is now in-stock and ready to ship for $2000 at Adorama… You can see the latest situation at the just-updated Stock Status Tracking page

Panasonic GM1 w/12-32 and $15 Rewards for $370

If of the many Micro Four Thirds camera options out there it is the Panasonic GM1 with the 12-32mm kit, in new condition, the one you want, you can get it for $369 with free shipping and $15~ in promotional rewards at Adorama in either the blue GM1 kit or the orange GM1 kit. Offer ends 6/1/16…

Optionally you can triple the original 1-year warranty by submitting a mail-in rebate to Panasonic. Details on that offer at Adorama ~ here’s the PDF file. For the speed readers out there, the expiration date of the warranty tripling offer is 3/31/17, not 3/31/16 🙂

Fuji S9900W (50x optical) superzoom for $170

Picking a superzoom digital camera is no easy task if you do not like to swim in a flotilla of choices. Among the newest choices is the Fuji S9900W (50x optical), currently on sale for $170 with free shipping and $6.80 in promotional rewards (to be used on future purchases) at Adorama. Offer ends 6/1/16.

Think Tank Retrospective 50 Shoulder Bag for $90

More bag action, this time we have a “while supplies last” type of a sale, it is the Think Tank Retrospective 50 Shoulder Bag going for $90 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.

Canon 100ES EOS DSLR Camera Gadget Bag for $10 w/free S&H

Bag time! The Canon 100ES EOS DSLR Camera Gadget Bag is on sale for $10 with free shipping at Focus Camera. The price is also $10 at Adorama with free expedited shipping IF your order total is $49+ (eg if you are planning other items in the same shopping cart).

In-stock now: Canon 1D X II CFast Kit and Nikon D5 xQD

Good news for people who like good in-stock news. We just updated the Stock Status Tracker and we have two in-stock alerts!

The Canon 1D X II CFAST Kit is now in-stock for $6000 at B&H Photo, the same price as the body only without the CFAST Kit (card and reader).

The Nikon D5 xQD version is now in-stock as well at its starting price of $6500 at Adorama
B&H Photo.

The Pentax K-1 body only continues to not be in-stock.

Pre-order Olympus Portrait Lens Kit (45/1.8, 75/1.8) for $999

Olympus has launched a new Olympus Portrait Lens Kit that is comprised of the M. Zuiko Digital 45mm f1.8 and M. Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f1.8 Micro Four Thirds lenses, along with appropriately matched Lens Hoods and Lens Cases for each lens. This kit is now available for pre-order for $999 with free shipping at Adorama.

Pre-order Olympus Travel Lens Kit (14-150, 17/1.8) for $799

Manufacturer initiated lens bundles are a new trend these days, and Olympus is jumping aboard this hype train with the “Olympus Travel Lens Kit”, bundling the M.Zuiko 14-150mm f4.5-6.6 II Black lens along with the M. Zuiko 17mm f1.8 Black lens, along with appropriately sized lens hoods and more importantly lens cases (it’s a travel kit after all!). This is available for pre-order for $799 with free S&H at Adorama.

Shopping News: Amazon stopping soft 7-day price-drop refunds on non-TVs

Amazon has an official 30-day low-price guarantee policy on HDTVs. For other items, the last few years, their customer service representatives would often make “one time exceptions” if an item you purchased dropped in price within 7 days after purchase (and you contacted them asking for a refund of the difference).

This soft benefit is apparently going away now according to Re/Code.net which speculates that part of the decision to do so is motivated by a number of 3rd-party services that offer to automatically track price drops of items you purchased and notify you to take advantage of price guarantees. Some of these services require logins to your shopping accounts to do the price-tracking automatically, while others need access to your email. The Amazon representative contacted by Re/Code took a customer security angle to this.

I’m gonna venture a guess that it’s not just security. Security is a very valid concern, I would never let a 3rd-party (especially newly launched startups) have access to my email or shopping accounts. But no doubt about it, this is also a dollars and sense type of thing, if millions of people keep getting small refunds on millions of purchases, it’s goodbye quarterly profits for Amazon and back to losing money 🙂

More discussion via Techmeme.

Pre-order new Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker for $350

Olympus is jumping into the Action Camera segment with their brand new Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker available now for pre-order for $350 in two different colors schemes:

+ black: Adorama and B&H Photo

+ black/green: Adorama and B&H Photo

(ENDED) Wednesday Lightning Deals: Mpow, Silicon Power, Etc

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(SOLD OUT) Wednesday only: 128GB iPad Air 2 (Wifi) for $499

As of 2pm ET recheck, as expected, all three colors are sold out and cannot be ordered…

The latest B&H Photo Deal is the 128GB Apple iPad Air 2 (Wifi only) for $499 with free shipping in the Space Gray and Silver color and the Gold Color… Offer ends Wednesday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out (there are good chances these may sell out early)…

For more action, check the B&H Photo Featured Deals page

Adorama Memorial Day Sale Savings Event

Adorama has now launched their Memorial Day Savings Event featuring a variety of products. In due time I will digest these, but if you don’t want to wait for me, you can boldly go and explore the sale.

Fuji X-T1 kits with FREE Fuji VG-XT1 Battery Grip and Either More Free Accessories OR 4% Rewards at Standard prices

The Fuji X-T1 kits are on sale as part of the Fuji instant savings, but that’s not all! Adorama is bundling a handful of free accessories at the same prices as the standard kits without the free accessories. And the free accessories in this case are not trinkets! You get the Fuji VG-XT1 Battery Grip, which goes for $200 on its own.

Depending on the kit, in addition to the battery grip, you can either get 4% promotional rewards or even more free accessories, varying slightly by kit: an extra battery, a Sandisk Memory Vault, a lens filter (for the kits with lenses), a shoulder camera bag, a cable and cleaning kit. Check the different kits on each camera by clicking on the various product option tabs over there.

Kits that get these freebies include the black X-T1 body only for $1000 (battery grip and other extras) and the Graphite Silver X-T1 body only for $1200 (only the battery grip, 4% rewards) and the black X-T1 with 18-55 for $1400 (battery grip plus 4% rewards OR other free accessories) and the black X-T1 with 18-135 for $1600 (battery grip plus 4% rewards OR other free accessories)

Fuji X-System Instant Savings: Cameras and Lenses

Fuji has a new round of instant savings on various items in their X-System, good until 7/2/16.

On the camera front, among others, the X-T10 body only goes for $600, X-T10 with 16-50 for $700, the X-T10 two lens kit for $800, the X-T1 body only for $1000, the X-T1 Graphite for $1200, the X-PRO1 for $500, and more. You can see all the available kits at B&H Photo and Adorama.

In parallel, they have a sale on a variety of X System lenses, a total of 22 lenses are participating (some are different colors of the same lens), a mix of primes and zooms. You can see all the lenses at B&H Photo and Adorama (page down to find the lenses).