Four Zeiss ZF.2 Primes (21, 28, 50, 85) with Transport Case for $4500 (Nikon F)

Close your eyes Zeiss prime fans of the Nikon persuasion. Your wallet will thank you if you just close your eyes now! B&H Photo is offering a Four Lens Zeiss ZF.2 Nikon F-mount Bundle with matching protective transport case for $4500 with free expedited shipping. You get two f2.8 Distagon T*s (21mm, 28mm) and two f1.4 Planar T*s (50mm, 85mm).

PS: A laser disc with the music video for the super smash hit “Zeiss, Zeiss Baby” is NOT included (perhaps because it does not exist!).

Pentax 15mm f4 ED AL HD DA Limited for $400

Either color scheme of the Pentax 15mm f4 ED AL HD DA Limited lens is currently on sale for $400 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This is a small and perhaps adorable in a lens-y kind of way lens, but it is not a proper pancake. So hold the organic maple syrup 😉

Rokinon 50mm f1.4 manual lens for $299 (C/N)

If you love the idea of a 50mm manual prime lens, the Rokinon 50mm f1.4 AS IF UMC Lens in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts is currently on sale for $299 with free expedited shipping and $6~ promotional rewards at B&H Photo. The other three mounts remain at $400… If you have Amazon gift cards or rewards to spend, the Canon and Nikon version are also going for $300 by Amazon itself

Fantasea Line FG7X Underwater Housing for Canon G7 X for $400

We have an underwater double header, starting with the Fantasea Line FG7X Underwater Housing for Canon PowerShot G7 X currently being on sale for $400 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Intova CONNEX Action Camera for $169

On the waterproof end of the action camera spectrum, the Intova CONNEX Action Camera is currently on sale for $169 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Panasonic GM5 with 12-32 and $17~ rewards for $440

If of all the M43rds cameras past, present and future it is the Panasonic GM5 the one you want, the GM5 with 12-32mm is a closeout special at Adorama for $440 with free shipping and $17.60 promotional rewards in the black color scheme or the red color scheme. Offer ends 2/29/16, or earlier if sold out.

Refurbished RED Nikon Coolpix L32 w/90 day Nikon warranty for $49 w/free S&H

Red for Chinese New Year, Red for Valentine’s, Red for Melisandre at the eBay Deals where BuyDig’s eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished red Nikon Coolpix L32 P&S AA-powered digital camera for $49 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon USA warranty. Limit five per customer.

Speaking of eBay, if you like to get photo/art-related supplies from Michael’s, you can Pay $40, Get $50 Michaels Gift Card via email, sold by PayPal’s Digital Gifts.

Adobe KnowHow All-Inclusive Photography Bundle for $69 (14 streaming courses with lifetime access)

If you are interested in learning more about Adobe’s various software products, Stacksocial has a 14-course Adobe KnowHow All-Inclusive Photography Bundle offered for $69. These courses stream online and you have lifetime access to them. You must redeem the promotion within 30 days of purchase. The bundle has three Lightroom*.* courses (Mastery, certification exam prep, Crash Course), general photography classes, specific photography classes (flash, studio, wedding, B&W, night), and more. You can watch them in any way and order as you like. All sales are final. You can redeem them right away.

NOTE: “Lightroom*.*” is my shorthand for all Lightrooms, CC and stand-alone. Although if I have to write a whole paragraph to explain the shorthand, perhaps the shorthand is no so good :)

On the other hand, if you want to pay less or get fewer courses, the Pay What You Want Bundle gets you two courses if you pay $1+ (night, off-camera flash), or if you meet/beat the average price (currently $19.50), you get 11 total courses and assets (the previous two plus a cornucopia of photo-related courses). Assets as in downloadable graphics and other related digital files.

Speaking of “Pay What You Want”, they also have a Design Bundle bundle that gets you eight different font sets if you meet or beat the current average price of $10.08.

Speaking of Stacksocial, if you want to learn about Linux or refresh or beef up your /learnings, there is a Linux Power User Bundle offered for $19. It includes five different courses. Sorry, no dedicated “vi” course though :)

Imported Canon D-Rebel T6i w/18-55 IS STM w/1yr seller warranty for $600

To the Land of the Many Bays we return (I mean eBay), where GetItDigital is back with another new condition imported grey-market camera offering. It is the Canon D-Rebel T6i with 18-55 IS STM offered for $600 with free shipping with a one year warranty from GetItDigital (not Canon USA). Limit five per buyer during this time.

At authorized dealers, this kit goes for $750, but you can also get a variety of extra free accessories and promotional rewards such as Adorama (includes Corel imaging software bundle) and B&H Photo and Amazon.

Another option if buying from authorized dealers, $800 gets you the Video Creator Kit which includes the T6i with 18-55 IS STM but also a Rodeo VideoMic microphone and a 32GB Sandisk SD card, and free accessories from various retailers such as Amazon itself and Adorama (includes Corel imaging software bundle) and B&H Photo.

Yet another option from authorized dealers, but this one is more involved, is you can get the T6i with 18-55 IS STM, and Pixma Pro 100 printer and 50pk 13×19″ Canon photo paper and extras for $650 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express Gift Card) at B&H Photo and Adorama.

If you are going the Pixma-MIR route, you can get the same promotion but with the 18-135mm IS STM lens (instead of the 18-55) for $150 more, $800 after a $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC) at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Fuji Instax Wide with 20 film sheets for $100

Instant cameras may not be edible as instant noodles, but you can’t take pictures with the noodles (or can you???). The Fujifilm INSTAX Wide 300 Instant Film Camera is bundled with 20 sheets of Instax wide film (two 10pks) for the same price as the camera-only, $100 with free shipping at Adorama. Is this the vinyl-comeback equivalent in photography? Details at 11 :)

3DR Solo Drone Quadcopter w/ Gimbal and Backpack for $1250

We start with aerial coverage, Amazon itself has created a 3DR Solo Drone Quadcopter w/ Gimbal and Backpack with the officially branded 3DR Gimbal and Backpack (backpack goes for $150 on its own). The quadcopter-only is $814~, and $1213~ with the gimbal but not the backpack. Limit ten bundles per customer at the moment. No coupon is needed, just add to cart and proceed along to the checkout page.

Monday Lightning Deals: Silicon, Sandisk, Syma, Crucial, RAVPower, Samsung

The X-Files are back, and (with a much smaller bang) so are the lightning deals at the Amazon Gold Box (new, giant images version) or Amazon Gold Box (old, widget with arrows version), which you can also filter using the Camera & Photo specials (but does not always show all the camera and photo items because of the way Amazon categorizes different products):

+ starts 8am ET: 64GB Silicon Power Jewel J80 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SP064GBUF3J80V1TEJ)

+ starts 9am ET: 64GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Card with Adapter, Grey/Red, Standard Packaging (SDSQUNC-064G-GN6MA)

+ starts 9am ET: Syma X5SW Explorers2 2.4G 4CH 6-Axis Gyro RC Headless Quadcopter with 2MP HD Wifi Camera (FPV) – Tenergy Thunder Blue Deluxe Package with additional accessories

+ starts 11am ET: 250GB Crucial BX100 SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive – CT250BX100SSD1

+ starts 12pm ET: RAVPower 3-Port External Battery Pack Power Bank with 5.5A Total Output and 26800 mAh

+ various outdoors/nature backpacks (not camera bags) throughout the day

+ additional items may get added/removed over there at any time without prior teaser/warning
+ the deals of the day are revealed over there at 3am ET (most of the time I can’t stay up until then to check them)
+ blog-post updated here on Monday at 1:23am ET

Speaking of Amazon, they have a Valentine’s Sale on a number of their own devices, including the 7″ Fire for $40, the Paperwhite for $100, and things like that.

Speaking of daily deals, the Woot Sellout Daily Deal [corrected link] is a sale on seven different factory-reconditioned LED-lit Samsung computer monitors with prices ranging from $150 to $690 and screen sizes ranging from 23.5″ to 34″ (WQHD Curved).

Refurbished Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter for $20 w/free S&H

On the budget front, if you are comfortable with manufacturer refurbished with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty, Adorama is offering the thusly refurbished Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter for $20 with free shipping. The refurbished averages 3.6 out of 5 based on 35mm reviews.

For more action, check the latest Adorama Specials page (500+ options).

Imported Nikon D810 body only for $2220

The Nikon D810 body only currently goes for $2800 at authorized dealers which are allowed by Nikon to include a variety of free extra accessories and promotional rewards (eg Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon).

But if you are comfortable with grey-market imported camera gear that comes with a 1-year warranty from the seller (not Nikon USA), then among the offers bubbling around the eBay Deals is the new condition imported grey-marked Nikon D810 body only offered for $2220 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from the seller “Get It Digital” (99.5%), not Nikon USA. Limit three per customer. Nearly 1000 units got sold from this listing so far according to the page over there.

As usual with situations like this, it is up to you to decide where you draw the line on risk vs price vs other related trade-offs.

SmallHD AC7 OLED SDI On-Camera Monitor for $599

The B&H Daily Deal good until 11:59pm ET on Monday is the SmallHD AC7 OLED SDI On-Camera Monitor offered for $599 with free shipping and handling… For more action, check the B&H Featured Deals page

Nikon Coolpix L840 (38x optical) with Extras for $197

More superzoom action, the Nikon Coolpix L840 (38x optical, four AA) is now on sale for $197 with free shipping at authorized dealers but that’s not all. Adorama has two different bundles with free extra accessories: Bundle #1 includes a 16GB Toshiba SD card, an Adorama Slinger bag, and a cleaning kit… Bundle #2 includes a microfiber cleaning cloth, a portable bluetooth speaker (not related to the camera but it’s free and included) and $8~ promotional rewards…

2-pack of generic batteries for Canon LP-E6 for $14 w/free S&H (from USA)

To the thrifty side of the eBay Deals we rush like a lumbering fullback where eBay seller “eshop-best” (99.4%) is offering new condition 2-pack of generic batteries replacing Canon LP-E6 for $14 total with free shipping. You get two batteries for $14. They ship from Illinois. Limit 50 per customer. The eBay listing says these come with a 3-year warranty and they ship fast (“24H dispatch”). Over 700 units got sold so far from this listing per the stats over there. There are multiple pictures of the batteries in the eBay listing. As usual with 3rd-party batteries, this depends on your risk and comfort level, warranty situation of your camera, and things of that nature. We blog, you decide and deride :)

Lexar Professional Sale (CF/SD) [14 options]

Adorama has a new Lexar Memory Card sale featuring a total of 14 items. There are two Professional Workflow card readers, three Professional CompactFlash cards, seven Professional SD*.* cards, and two microSD* cards. Offer ends 2/29/16 or earlier if any of them sell out.

Mon Fry’s Promo Codes: 20pk 4×6 photo paper for $1, refurb Panasonic ZS35 for $100, etc

The promo code offers for Fry’s e-newsletter e-subscribers (free to e-join) for Monday 2/8/16 includes:

+ 20pk 4×6 inch ColorWay (brand name) 68lb high-glossy photo-paper for $0.99 total (limit 5)
+ refurbished Panasonic ZS35 20x optical travel-zoom for $100
+ 50-inch Vivitar VIV-VPT-1250 tripod for $5
+ various tech items as usual
+ offers mentioned in this blog-post are good in-store and online, with a limit of one per item per customer unless otherwise indicated in the block above; this style makes posts more readable since most items follow this pattern

Weekly Fry’s Promo Code Offers: unspecified DSLR and Cybershot, Sunpak, Canon, etc

A new week is here and for the week of February 7-13 in 2016, the new Fry’s promo code offers for their email newsletters (free to join) include the following:

+ unspecified Sony Cybershot P&S digital camera (20mp, 2.7″ LCD, 8x optical) for $88 (in-store only)
+ unspecified 18mp DSLR with 3″ LCD with 18-55 lens for $350 (limit 1)
+ Sunpak 6200PG Tripod for $30
+ Canon DSLR backpack for $30
+ Sunpak universal selfie wand for $5
+ Monster Villain action camera for $100 (limit 1; this is there every week it seems)
+ 24pk Sony Alkaline AA or AAA batteries for $5 (limit 3)
+ 60ft x 0.75″ Shaxon electrical tape for $0.49 (limit 10)
+ various tech and storage items as usual
+ offers mentioned in this blog-post are good in-store and online, with a limit of one per item per customer unless otherwise indicated in the block above

Get 300 Plenti Points ($3 eq) with $10 iTunes Gift Card

If you are looking to buy camera and photo apps or ebooks (or anything else) from iTunes, there is a 30% promotion for Plenti rewards members running at Rite Aid until the close of business on Saturday 2/13/16. You get 300 Plenti Points back with a $10 iTunes Gift Card purchase. 300 points can get you $3 off future purchases at Rite Aid or other places participating in AMEX’s Plenti rewards. Limit two per customer during this week.

Free B&H Photo Roku Channel/App with mostly camera and photo content (no login/sign-up)

If you have a Roku media streaming box, there’s a brand new free channel to add to your device from B&H Photo. This was launched a couple of days ago per the Roku channel info over there. You can easily find it by looking at the “New” section on your Roku device’s Channel store. Or you can send it to your Roku device by using the Roku website.

The channel is totally free and has no login/sign-up. You install it and start playing videos. Most of the content is camera and photo, but also features some other products B&H carries. However, photography has the lion’s share of the content. The videos are grouped in six categories: Hands-On, Wedding Photography Tips, Focus Ed (learning tips), Prospectives (photographers out in the “real world”), First-Look and Quick-Look videos. When you click on each category, you see the latest video in that category/playlist. To see the rest, select “Choose a different episode” or “play all” to go through them all.

PS: I am testing this on a Roku 3. Some of the earlier generation Roku channels may not be able to get it depending on their hardware/software. With my previous Roku (one of the early generations) only about half of the channels were compatible (and that was a year ago).

(ENDED) miggo Grip and Wrap for Mirrorless and Compact System Cameras for $20 w/free S&H

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Adobe Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements 14 for $89 (Disc or Digital Download) [PC/Mac]

The Adobe Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements 14 bundle is currently on sale for $89 with free shipping, in either a digital download (PC or Mac) or a PC/Mac Disc to be delivered to your address of choice at Amazon by Amazon itself… This offer is good for everyone, not just Prime members (previous offers were Prime-only)…

The same price is also available at the Microsoft Store (with free returns it says on the product but I don’t know if this applies because it is software and software returns are personas non-whateverata these days) and Office Depot and Office Max where according to their weekly ad it is expected to continue at this price until 2/13/16 (especially if you have ODP/OMX Gift Cards or Rewards (the Duracell Black Friday Rewards should be in your account by now))…

2TB WD Elements USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $70

All your megapixels are belong to you, which is why a solid backup and restore strategy, along with a healthy dose of Stannis-like discipline to implement it day-to-day is necessary. Which takes us to the eBay Deals where Adorama’s eBay store is offering the new condition 2TB WD Elements USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (USB Powered, model WDBU6Y0020BBK-NESN) [corrected link] for $70 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer… If you have Amazon Gift Cards to spend, you can get it for the same price by Amazon itself

(ENDED) Walgreens Photo: 40% off with Coupon (ends Sat PM)

This expired but Walgreens has weekly specials most of the time…

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Canon D-Rebel T5i w/18-55 IS STM and 75-300 non-IS and Pixma Pro 100 Printer and 50pk 13×19″ paper for $450 after $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX Gift Card)

It is time for another Canon DSLR Pixma MIR bundle promotion. This new offer at Adorama includes the Canon D-Rebel T5i with 18-55 IS STM along with the 75-300mm f4-5.6 III non-USM non-IS along with the Pixma Pro 100 printer along with a 50pk Canon SG-201 13×19 inch photo paper for $450 after a $350 mail-in rebate which will be delivered as a prepaid American Express Gift Card (not a check). Rebate details in the PDF file. Offer good through the weekend.

Tamron 35/1.8 Di VC USD + $60 rewards for $600 [C/N]

B&H Photo is offering 10% promotional rewards on a handful of lenses from various manufacturers. You can find them below or by perusing the Rewards or Lens Deals archives here.

We start as with all photography, with a prime lens. The Tamron SP 35mm f1.8 Di VC USD with 10% promotional rewards ($60~) is available for $600 in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts at B&H Photo. This lens does not have a mail-in rebate. The promotional rewards can be used on future B&H Photo purchases.

NOTE: the Sony Alpha version (not stabilized/VC) is NOT available for purchase yet, so it is not participating in the promotion, since you can’t buy it, and the promotion is 10% of the purchase price. There is no release estimate for it as of the time of writing. [the other participating Tamron lenses are available in the Sony-Alpha mount however, unlike the Canon/Nikon versions, the Sony-Alpha-Minolta are not VC/stabilized].

Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD macro + $63 Rewards for $500 after $130 mail-in rebate [C/N/A]

We continue to Tamronize (yes, it’s a verb!), this time we have something for unapologetic superzoom fans, the Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO is $500 after a $130 mail-in rebate and comes with 10% promotional rewards (=$63~) at B&H Photo and available in the Canon SLR mount and Nikon SLR mount and Sony Alpha Minolta SLR mount (not stabilized/VC).

Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD + $130 Rewards for $1200 after $100 MIR [C/N/A]

In addition to the 70-200mm f2.8, the Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD is also participating in the 10% promotional rewards at B&H Photo. It is $1200 after a $100 mail-in rebate and you also get 10% promotional rewards ($130~). It is available in the Canon SLR mount and Nikon SLR mount and Sony-Minolta SLR mount (not VC).

Note that the 10% promotional rewards offers are limited time offers, but I don’t know the exact expiration date. The mail-in rebates have their own expiration date (2/29/16).

Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens + $150 Rewards for $1400 after $100 MIR (C/N/A)

The Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens is also participating in the B&H Photo 10% Rewards promotion. You pay $1500 with free shipping, which goes down to $1400 after a $100 mail-in rebate (MIR). You also get 10% promotional rewards (=$150~) to be used on a future purchase (I am assuming the reward is on the purchase price but I could be wrong)… This offer is available in the Canon SLR mount and the Nikon SLR mount.

UPDATE: this offer is also available for the Sony Alpha SLR mount but the Alpha version is not a stabilized (VC) lens.

Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD + $107 Rewards for $950 after $120 MIR (C/N/A)

We have a bit of a Sigma vs Tamron 150-600mm Reward duel, because B&H Photo is also offering 10% rewards ($107~) on the Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD. The lens goes for $1069 with free shipping, but thanks to a $120 mail-in rebate, you can get it for $950 after $120 MIR. As far as I can tell, the 10% reward is on the purchase price ($1069) not the after-rebate-price ($950), but I could be wrong.

This offer is available in the Canon SLR mount and the Nikon SLR mount and Sony Alpha Minolta SLR mount (not stabilized/VC).

Tamrac Bags with Free Shipping: $10 or $20 or $30 options

We take a break from the lens-rewards offers with some more bags. Because you can always put things in bags :) Adorama has a trio of Tamrac bags on special, and with free shipping. Offers end 2/11/16 or earlier if sold out. Here they are:

+ Tamrac 5513 Adventure Zoom 3 Holster Case for $10
+ Tamrac 5724 Zuma 4 Photo/iPad/Netbook Day Travel Bag, Black for $20
+ Tamrac 5784 Evolution Messenger 4 Photo/Laptop Bag, Black for $30

Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports + $180 Rewards for $1800 (C/N/Si)

There’s Sporty Spice, and then there’s Sporty Sigma. Part of their relatively recent Sports lens line-up, the Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Lens goes for $1800 with 10% in promotional rewards ($1800~) to be used in future purchases at B&H Photo. This offer is available in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR mounts.

Sigma 300mm f2.8 EX DG HSM + $340 Rewards for $3400 (C/N)

Also good for some weightlifting exercises, the Sigma 300mm f2.8 EX DG HSM goes for $3400 but for a limited time B&H Photo is offering 10% promotional rewards with it, which comes out to $340~ to be used in future purchases at B&H. This offer is available in the Canon SLR mount and the Nikon SLR mount.

Canon 24-70 f4L IS + $85 Rewards for $850

The Canon 24-70mm f4L IS USM goes for $850 at authorized dealers, but for a limited time, B&H Photo is offering 10% promotional rewards to go with it. That’s $85 to spend in future transactions at B&H Photo. Certainly not a small amount, and more flexible that accessories bundles (unless you happen to want/need that particular set of accessories).

Fri & Sat Fry’s Promo Code offers: 72″ Bower Tripod for $20, etc

The Fry’s email newsletter promo codes are now experimenting with 2-day promo codes instead of new daily offers. This round is for Friday and Saturday 2/5 and 2/6 in 2016 and it includes among others:

+ Bower VT6800 Heavy Duty Series 72″ Photo/Video Tripod for $20
+ MANFROTTO MTPIXI Pixi Mini tripod for $15 (two color choices)
+ Cellet selfie stick with AUX cable for $5 (limit 5)
+ unspecified action camera with monopod and 16GB microSD card for $250 (in-store only)
+ various tech items as usual
+ the items mentioned above in this blog-post (not their linked weekly ad) are limit one per customer, with the offers good in-store or at their website – unless otherwise indicated above – it makes it easier to read and write since most of them are “limit 1” in-store or online.

Canon EF-M 22mm f2 STM with $25 Rewards for $250

B&H Photo is offering 10% promotional rewards on select lenses. We start with a prime for the Canon EF-M mirrorless system, the 22m f2 STM EF-M lens goes for the authorized dealer price of $250, but B&H Photo also includes 10% promotional rewards with it (= $25~) which can be used on future purchases at B&H.

Canon Lens Instant Savings expire 2/27/16

The current of Canon Lens Instant savings promotion expires 2/27/16 and features 16 lenses (mix of primes and zooms) and one Speedlite. This is a plain old discount, no coupons, no rebates, no combined purchases needed. You can find all participating items nicely organized at B&H Photo.

Flip Filters FLIP3.1 COMBO for GoPro with Side/Top Flip and Shallow, Dive, & Deep Filters for $50

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