40% off Books, DVDs, Maps at National Geographic

Good until Tuesday night (11:59pm pacific), the official National Geographic store has a 40% off sale on Books and Atlases (including their various photography books) and Educational DVDs/Videos (including the photography training DVDs) and Maps. There is no coupon code to enter, the price drops in the shopping cart the moment you press the “add to cart” button.

Here’s an annotated screenshot example, the “Getting Your Shot” book goes for $20 on their website, but when you press add-to-cart, it drops to $12:


24pk Rayovac AA batteries for $5.89 w/free S&H

Back to the eBay Deals where batteries are included! The official Best Buy eBay store is offering new condition 24-packs of Rayovac AA single use batteries for $5.89 with free shipping or free store pickup. Limit up to thirty 24-packs per customer. This averages to around 4 batteries per $1.

There are many other battery promotions in progress, including the 1c Duracell Rewards offer at Office Max/Depot, a 60pk of Rayovacs for $10 at Home Depot stores and 72pks of Sony Stamina at Woot, and such.

All the batteries above are single-use, but on the rechargeable front, the newer precharged 8-pack of AA AmazonBasics continues to go for $16.89. Meanwhile the previous generation (from the looks of it) 12pk of AAA rechargeables goes for $13.

1-Year of Dropbox PRO and $50 Gift Card for $100

One of the day-long Gold Box offers at Amazon is cloud storage. You get One Year of Dropbox PRO (1TB storage) AND a $50 Amazon Gift Card for $100 for the first year of service (12 months or 365 days). Existing Dropbox PRO or Business accounts are not eligible. This is an auto-renewing service at $99/year (unless the price changes in the future). You can manage this in the future under your “Digital Subscriptions” under your Amazon account pages.

PS: you can also append to that storage if you participate in various promotions, for example some mobile devices come with a free bucket of cloud data, typically for one or two years. Similar to what Google does for some ChromeOS devices, but the Dropbox freebie amounts are typically much smaller.

Offer ends on Tuesday at 3am Eastern. I don’t think cloud subscriptions or plastic gift cards can sell out since they can easily “make” more 🙂

3-month Prepaid Texture Premium Netflix-like Magazine Subscription for $9 total (includes Shutterbug, Pop Photo, Outdoor Photographer)

Another one of the nine day-long Gold Box deals du jour at Amazonia is a prepaid 3-Month Subscription to Texture Premium, a Netflix-like service but for magazines instead. You can read as many magazines and individual issues as you like while you are a paying subscriber, but you don’t get to keep any of them when your subscription expires.

This too is an auto-renewing subscription, after the first three months, it converts to a $15/month subscription.

Of camera and photo interest, they include Shutterbug, Outdoor Photographer and Popular Photography, various National Geographics, they have along with CNet, Consumer Reports, Wired, MacWorld, PC Mag, PC World, and various six degrees of separation magazines (sports, bridal, nature, architecture, fashion, etc). This is the list of participating magazines in the Premium subscription.

NOTE: you can only read these on tablets and phones, more specifically iOS 8 (and later), Google Play Android (Android 4.1 and later), and Amazon Android (requires Android 4.1+ equivalent of the FireOS).

The offer ends on Tuesday at 3am ET. Subscriptions can’t run out 🙂

PS: speaking of day-long deals, they are also bundling the 7″ 16GB Fire tablet with the Amazon Tap portable speaker thing, together for $120 (Special Offers on the tablet) or $135 without special offers on the tablet. Limit one of each per customer. Same expiration date but this one can theoretically sell out (although I’m guessing Amazon has a lot more of their own products than they have products of other manufacturers – they make them after all).

Flashpoint StreakLight 360 Ws Flash with Blast Power Pack for $280

Ooops, I forgot to check this earlier, the latest Adorama daily deal is the Flashpoint StreakLight 360 Ws Flash with Blast Power Pack for $280 with free shipping. This includes the flash, the power pack, and a wireless commander set… Optionally when you expand the “Special Offer” yellow section, you can get combined purchase discounts if you buy it together with select other products… The sale ends 12pm ET on Monday (unless it sells out before or it gets extended for longer)…

Monday: B+W 95mm UV Haze MRC for $65; Elinchrom Quadra Living Light Kit with Lead Battery, S Head and Transmitter for $635

Monday is here in the East Coast, and here’s today’s B&H Photo Daily Deals, good until 11:59pm ET tonight (Monday). Of camera and photo interest:

+ B+W 95mm UV Haze MRC 010M Filter for $65
+ Elinchrom Quadra Living Light Kit with Lead Battery, S Head and Transmitter for $635
+ Zoom H1 Ultra-Portable Digital Audio Recorder (Blue) for $65

Monday Daily Deals: Godox Flash, 8″ Nixplay Digiframe, Manfrotto BeFree Tripod, Etc

NOTE: I am experimenting with a more abbreviated format for these..

The teasers in the Amazon Gold Box lightning deals, which you can also filter at the Camera and Photo page and the Electronics page, include, among others:

+ starts 7:24am ET: Godox Thinklite TT685S TTL High Speed 1/8000s GN60 Camera Flash speedlite + X1S Wireless Trigger for Sony (price before sale $165)

+ starts 1:09pm ET:Nixplay Seed 8 inch WiFi Digital Photo Frame (price before sale $130)

+ starts 8:24pm ET: Manfrotto MKBFRA4L-BH BeFree Compact Aluminum Travel Tripod, Blue (price before sale $160)

Canon Lens Discounts (9 options, Primes and Zooms)

Nine Canon lenses are currently on sale at B&H Photo, a mix of Primes and Zooms, all of them get 4% promotional rewards, as follows:

+ 35/f1.4L USM for $899
+ 40/2.8 STM for $129
+ 50/1.4 USM for $299
+ 85/1.8 USM for $319

+ 16-35 f2.8L II USM for $1399
+ 24-70 f2.8L II USM for $1699
+ 70-200 f2.8l IS II USM for $1899
+ 70-300 f4-5.6 IS USM for $399
+ 100-400 f4.5-5.6L IS II USM for $1899

ProMediaGear Adjustable Video Cage with Handle for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras for $150

On the cage front, no, not the Star Trek episode, the ProMediaGear Adjustable Video Cage with Handle for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras is on sale for $150 with free shipping for a limited time (expiration date unknown) at B&H Photo.

Voigtlander 21mm f1.8 Ultron (M mount) for $899 (and three more)

It’s the Age of Ultron (ha!) at Voigtlander, a quartet of their lenses are on sale until 12/6/16 at B&H Photo, headlined by the Voigtlander 21mm f1.8 Ultron (Leica M mount) for $899. Same price, same mount for the Nokton Aspherical 35mm f1.2 Lens II… The other two are Micro Four Thirds lenses, the 42.5mm f0.95 goes for $699, while the 17.5mm f0.95 goes for $799…

Tokina 14-20mm f2.8 DX PRO with lots of free accessories for $599 (C/N)

F2 zoom lenses are a thing too these days, partially thanks to the DX format, which brings us to the Tokina 14-20mm f/2.0 AT-X Pro DX lens bundled with a boatload of free accessories for $599 with free shipping at Adorama in the Nikon mount and Canon mount. The free accessories are: 82mm Pro-Optic Filter Kit, Slinger Lens Case, lens cap tether, cleaning kit, lens shade, and an updated Corel software bundle that includes Paintshop Pro X9 and VideoStudio 9 and AfterShot PRO 2. Both are in-stock with free shipping.

Rokinon 50mm f1.4 AS IF UMC for $299 (C/N/E)

Normal price action now of the Rokinon kind, their 50mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC lens is on sale for $299 with free shipping with 2% promotional rewards (around $6 to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon SLR systems and the Sony E-mount. The sale ends 12/6/16 at 11:59pm ET.

Gossen DigiPro F2 Flash and Ambient Light Meter for $243 w/coupon

Measuring the light with a coupon! The Gossen DigiPro F2 Flash and Ambient Light Meter drops down to $243 with free shipping at B&H Photo when you enter coupon code SHOPBH16130 over there. This is a limited time offer but I do not know when the coupon expires.

B+W Lens Filter Sale (many options)

In some places, filters is something you buy at a clothing store, but I’ll leave that at that. On the camera front, there is now a B+W Lens Filter Sale at Adorama, with 25 filters of different kind and size featured at the previous link, but they are not the only ones participating in the sale, look for the red %OFF sales tag in the B+W filter listings (over 760 products, I can’t check to see how many more are on sale).

Sony a6000 w/16-50 and $50 Gift Card for $548

The Sony a6000 two-lens kit continues for $700 (look for the options under the Mirrorless Section of the Situation room), but if you don’t want/need the 55-210mm lens, you can get the Sony a6000 with the 16-50mm for $548 with free shipping and a $50 B&H Photo electronic gift card in three of the four color schemes at B&H Photo. The only color that doesn’t get a $50 gift card is the “Graphite” (shipping is extra for this particular color).

PS: a similar promotion is available at Adorama for those three colors (they don’t carry the “Graphite”). You can optionally get combined purchase discounts there by expanding the various sub-tabs under the yellow “Special Offer” section.

PS2: it looks like a similar offer is also available at Amazon where navigating the various options and colors takes a few deep breaths and some patience 🙂

LAST CALL: $5 off $15+ Printed New Condition Books (ends Mon 3am ET)

If you missed the Black Friday book coupon, or if you want to buy some more books, you are in luck. Amazon is back with another printed book coupon, coupon code GIFTBOOK gets you $5 off a purchase of $15+ in printed books sold and shipped by Amazon itself, in new condition, book purchases (not rentals). Offer ends Monday at 3am ET. These are the detailed terms. The usual free shipping terms apply (Prime or $25+ in books or $49+ in general merchandise sold or fulfilled by Amazon).

Sony a7S II Body with $300 Gift Card for $2998

Full frame action now, B&H Photo is including two $150 B&H Photo gift cards (total of $300) with the purchase of the Sony a7S II body only at its authorized dealer price of $2998 with free expedited shipping.

PS: silver lining of getting $300 in two gift cards is that they can make two separate holiday gifts 🙂

Canon G1X II with Canon 90EX Flash and $13 rewards for $649

In addition to the previously mentioned Canon G5 X getting a free white box 90EX flash, the Canon G1 X II is also getting the same flash for free for a limited time at B&H Photo, going all together for $649 with free shipping. It also receives 2% promotional rewards, about $13 to be used in future B&H purchases.

Walgreens: 50% off Everything Photo with coupon

A new shopping week is here and Walgreens Photo has a new coupon, code PHOTODEAL50 gets you 50% on “Everything Photo” which covers most of the photo-related print offers they have. The usual terms apply, The coupon expires on Wednesday 12/7/16 at 11:59pm Central (unless it gets extended to Saturday same time – sometimes they get extended, sometimes they don’t).

Panasonic 25mm f1.7 (m43) and $6 rewards for $148

Brunch is synonymous with Sundays, but pancakes are not served this Sunday. Instead it is the Panasonic 25mm f1.7 micro four thirds lens going for $148 with free shipping with $6 promotional rewards at Adorama and B&H Photo… Optionally you can extend the warranty via a Panasonic mail-in rebate (PDF with instructions are available at the aforelinked retailers)…

(ENDED) ExpoImaging 58mm ExpoCap Digital White Balance Filter for $18 w/free S&H (ends Sun 11:59pm ET)

This offer expired… The current flash sale at the B&H Photo Daily Deals, good until 11:59pm ET tonight (Sunday) is the ExpoImaging 58mm ExpoCap Digital White Balance Filter going for $18 with free shipping. Both this and the daily deals expire at 11:59pm ET tonight.

Sunday: 15% off coupon on almost everything at Monoprice

It’s coupon time on Sunday, coupon code WINTER gets you 15% off almost everything at the Monoprice website. The usual terms and restrictions apply. You can “test” the coupon by entering the coupon in the shopping cart and clicking on the coupon “details” to see exclusions, or you can put the items of interest in the cart and enter the coupon and see the discounting.

(ENDED) Vivitar 1.4x Teleconverter (Canon or Nikon) for $70 (ends Mon 9am ET)

This flash sale ended… In addition to the day-long deals, the B&H Photo Daily Deals also include flash sales, offers that only run a few hours each (instead of the full 24 hours). Currently running until 9am ET on Monday is the Vivitar 1.4x Teleconverter for $70 with free shipping in either Canon or Nikon.

Polaroid Cube+ 1440p Mini Lifestyle ActionCam for $100

The Polaroid Cube+ 1440p Mini Lifestyle Action Camera with Wi-fi is on sale in the red and cyan-blue color schemes for $100 each, in new condition, by various at Amazon. The red is only available from third-parties, while the blue is available from both third-parties and Amazon itself.

Adorama Secret Holiday Gift Sale for Email Subscribers

The latest email from the Adorama emailing list has a new promotion, a Secret Holiday Sale. If you make purchase at certain levels, you receive promotional gift cards. For example, a $200+ purchase gets you a $20 promotional gift card, a $500+ gets a $50 promotional gift card, and a $1000+ gets a $100 promotional gift card. The promotional gift cards must be spent between December 12-31 in 2016. The offer ends on Sunday December 4 at 11:59pm eastern.

The terms are outlined at the bottom of their email:

“Promotion ends 12/4/16 at 11:59 PM. Eligible purchases must be made via Holiday Secret Sale email promotion only. Secret Sale coupon codes will be emailed to customers, who have made an eligible purchase through our email-only Holiday Secret Sale promotion, in the form of a redeemable coupon code sent on 12/12/16. Offer valid for in-stock items only. Not valid for orders placed by phone. Not valid for previous purchases. Returns on purchases made through the holiday Secret Sale promotion, are subject to a deduction in the equal amount of the coupon received. Secret Sale coupon codes are good for purchases made between 12/12/16 and December 31st, 2016.”

$3 “Profit” with loading $30+ on 3-pack of Amazon Anytime Greeting Card Gift Cards

This promotion is a bit confusing. Here’s the TL;DR: you can make a $3 profit by loading $10+ each on three Amazon gift cards sold together as a 3-pack that includes three holiday greeting cards. You invest $33 and make a $3 profit. The profit is a promotional credit that must be spent by 3/31/17. So let’s start from the beginning…

… Amazon launched new awkwardly named Anytime Greeting Card Gift Cards, sold as a 3-pack with a current price of $3 per 3-pack. Despite the hints of the name, these are not reloadable gift cards. You can only load them once per the lifetime of the card. I have no clue why they call them “Anytime” which hints of reusability and reloadability. Just like regular Amazon gift cards, the “Anytime gift card” don’t expire and they don’t have inactivity or other fees.

Free shipping on the cards for Prime members or the usual $49+ (or $25+ in books). You could stack this offer with the Book Coupon offer to get free shipping with a smaller order total.

A promotion is running on these until 12/31/16 that gets you a $2 promotional credit when you load $10 or more on a single Anytime gift card. Since these are sold as a 3-pack, you have to load $10 on each of them, and you get $6 total in promotional credits. So you spend $30 (three $10 loads) plus $3 for the gift cards, and you receive a $6 promotional credit.

I should point out that these are not just physical gift cards, they also include printed holiday greeting cards. They have two designs, a blue general holiday theme and a red Christmas theme. So technically you make a $3 profit and you also get three free holiday greeting cards 🙂

PS: I haven’t done this offer yet, so I can’t tell you the Xs and Os, but there are currently 7 reviews and 6 answered questions about them on the gift card listing that may answer your potential questions.

60pk Rayovac single-use AA batteries for $10 (Home Depot pickup)

On the single-use battery front, if you are near a Home Depot store or if you are planning an order that gets free shipping, they are offering a 60-pack of Rayovac AA single-use alkalines for $10. That’s six batteries per $1, which is not a bad price for name-brand batteries. Their website has detailed inventory updates per store location.

PS: also on the single-use batteries front, Office Depot-Max are running weekly 1c After Rewards promotions on Duracell 16-packs of AA or AAA.

Coupon: $25 off $200+ when you pay with NewEgg Store credit card

Store cards are one of the staples of established brick and mortar chain stores, so it’s not a surprise the practice is spreading more and more online. For a limited time, NewEgg is offering $25 off an order of $200+ with coupon code TECHMAS16 when you pay using the NewEgg Store Credit Card. You may see banners like this on their website and apps:


(ENDED) Sunday Daily Deals: more of the same items

This offers expired… The teasers in the Amazon Gold Box lightning deals, which can also filter them at the Camera and Photo page and the Electronics page, are filed under “more of the same” for Sunday, the usual brands of studio/lighting kits and tripods and such. Due to time constraints I cannot produce a detailed schedule for this tonight.

(ENDED) Certified Refurbished Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter for $21.56 (ends Sun 1:20am ET)

This particular sale ended, but this refurbished critter is frequently discounted across the interwebs… Another Gold Box lightning deal, good until Sunday at 1:20am eastern, is the certified refurbished Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter for $21.56. This is sold by Beach Camera with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so it gets free 2-day Prime shipping, or the usual $25+/$49+ terms for non-Prime members.

(ENDED) Ape Case Digital SLR and Video Camera Sling Pack (ACPRO1700) for $39.64 (ends 11:25pm ET)

This lightning deal expired, and from the looks of it, it didn’t last the full six hours…

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Canon PIXMA MX922 Wireless All-in-One Printer for $55

The Canon PIXMA MX922 Wireless All-in-One Printer is on sale as a limited time 2-day sale for $55 with free shipping at Adorama… For more action check the Adorama Cyber Week Specials and Clearance and Sales pages…

Canon G5 X with Canon 90EX Flash for $699

The Canon PowerShot G5 X is bundled with a white box Canon Speedlite 90EX (a free accessories) for its standard price of $699 with free shipping at B&H Photo. Checkout will be available there again after Saturday 5:45pm ET.

Refurbished DJI Phantom 3 Professional with 4K Video w/1yr warranty for $599

Back to the eBay Deals where the official DJI eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished DJI Phantom 3 Professional with 4K Video for $599 with free shipping, with a one year warranty. Limit five per customer.

GoPRO HERO5 Black with $50 promo gift card for $400

A Twitter question got my looking, and it looks like as of the time of writing, there is a general promotion at Moosejaw (they have B&M stores in Michigan, and a trio of other states), you get a $50 promotional gift card (must be used by 1/31/17) with purchases of $250+, which includes the GoPro HERO5 Black which goes for $400. If your order total there is $499+, your promotional gift card is $100.

Use coupon code MJCard16 to get the promotional gift card. Doing the time math, the promotion expires (if my time-math is correct) at 12/5/16 at 11:59pm ET. Here’s an annotated screenshot of their storewide promo gift card promotion:


The Black Friday offers were $60 store gift cards at Target and Amazon from what I recall.

GoPro HERO5 Session and $45 Gift Card for $300

So many GoPros, so little time, this one is back with a gift card promotion, it is the GoPro HERO5 Session (the tiny one) bundled with a $45 plastic Amazon gift card, all together for $300 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of bundles units per customer.

PS: with a lot of the camera gear, there’s also a two-step Shutterfly promotion running, check the ”
Special Offers and Product Promotions” section of products of interest to see if they are eligible for this.

1-Year per Print Magazine for $4 each: Pop Photo or Outdoor Photographer

This weekend’s sale at Discount Mags is a Top 100 Best Prices of the Year type of a promotion, featuring two photography magazines among the many others. Both are printed glossy magazines delivered to US addresses, without auto-renewal. You pay $4 per magazine per year for Outdoor Photographer or Popular Photography. You can sign-up for up to three years per individual magazine, and individually select whether it’s a gift or new-subscription or a renewal. Offer ends Monday night.

Canon D-Rebel T5i Two-Lens Kits with Pixma PRO 100 and Extras for $430 (18-55, 75-300) or $530 (18-135, 75-300) after $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC)

The Canon 18-135mm is more versatile as a beginner lens than the 18-55mm and in this case the versatility costs $100 more, which for many, it may be well worth the 20 extra PSLs 🙂 But as always, we blog, you decide!

Adorama is having another round of Canon Pixma AMEX mail-in rebate bundles, good until Sunday night (or earlier if sold out, or later if extended).

The bundles center on the Canon D-Rebel T5i with two lenses, the Pixma PRO 100 printer, its 50pk 13×19″ photo paper sidekick, and a Canon shoulder bag. Both options get the 75-300mm f4-5.6 III non-USM lens. The difference between the two kits is that one comes with the 18-55mm IS STM lens, while the other kit for $100 more gets the 18-135mm IS STM lens.

Good lord this is a long winded post, so here are the links before I continue for another ten paragraphs:

+ D-Rebel T5i w/18-55 & 75-300 & Pixma PRO 100 printer + 50pk 13×19″ + Bag for $430 after $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card)

+ D-Rebel T5i w/18-135 & 75-300 & Pixma PRO 100 printer + 50pk 13×19″ + Bag for $530 after $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card)

Details on the rebate promotion in the PDF file.

Refurbished Canon 40mm f2.8 STM EF w/1yr warranty for $100

Pentax does not have a monopoly on pancakes, Canon photographers can now have pancakes and have enough money left for some maple syrup too 🙂 The manufacturer refurbished Canon 40mm f2.8 STM EF with a 1-year warranty is offered for $100 at the official Canon USA store.

64GB Centon USB 3.0 flash drive for $13.49 (limit 3)

Speaking of USB 3.0 flash drives, the 64GB Centon Electronics model S1-U3P6-64GB is on sale for $13.49 with a limit of up to three per customer at Amazon by Amazon actual. The usual free shipping terms apply.

Speaking of Amazon and storage, this 8TB Seagate Expansion Desktop External Hard Drive (USB 3.0, model STEB8000100) goes for $170 with free shipping with a limit of up to five per customer. This is not color-coded, but you can add round sticky labels (such as these) on them to color code them on the fly 🙂

Weekly Duracell Batteries 1c After Rewards until 12/31/16

This is turning into a battery blog 🙂 Good until the end of the year (12/31/16), Office Depot and Office max brick and mortar stores and their website are offering the 1c Duracell Batteries after Office Depot Rewards. The limit is two per customer per week across all purchasing platforms (online, in-store, by phone or fax or telegram or raven). The week is defined as Sunday AM until Saturday PM. If you are buying online avoid the overlap between late Saturday PM to early Sunday AM to prevent time-change and website maintenance issues.

You can find these online as well, shown at the Office Depot Rewards page. Page towards the bottom to see the terms and conditions (or use your browser’s in-page search feature to search for “Duracell”). Per the terms these will be issued separately from the monthly rewards, which is a very good thing (the monthly rewards are only issued in $10 increments so you typically don’t get all your rewards [sneaky way to avoid paying the full amount of rewards earned).

This is a screenshot, View Larger, since the rewards page is not a very responsive design.


The terms are the same as before, you buy a 16-pack of single-use Duracell AA or AAA battery. You pay full price ($13.99) plus sales-tax (if collected in your store/state) and you make sure your Office Depot rewards number is on the receipt (or if buying online in your account profile) because that’s how their computer will know to send you your rewards. You don’t need to mail anything or use a coupon. About three weeks later (give or take), you will find $13.98 of Office Depot rewards in your Office Depot rewards account. You may not get an email alert, so don’t forget to check there. This is limit two for the week.

This also may appear in the weekly ads, this is the December 4-10 (2016) ad:


NOTE that the new-era Office Depot/Max rewards do NOT roll over. If you pay for a rewards-earning item with rewards, you will NOT earn new rewards. You can’t roll them over. The rewards have expiration dates, so if you want to max out, make sure you also plan how to spend all those rewards in the future before they expire. Office Depot-Max carries all kinds of things, so it shouldn’t be hard – as long as you need it that is. Or you can always buy supplies on clearance/sale, and donate them to local schools and charities and non-profits 🙂

72pk Sony Stamina Plus single-use AA or AAA for $19

The longer-running Woot Electronics deals feature a Sony Stamina Plus single-use battery sale featuring 72pks of AA or AAA for $19 each, with a limit of up to three per option. The sale also includes C, D, and V packs (of different sizes and prices). The AA + AAA is sold out but the rest are in-stock. Shipping is the usual $5 flat for everything you buy at Woot during a calendar day in the Central time zone. The sale ends 12/31/16, so one could wait until they find something else to buy from Woot (eg daily deals or future Woot-Off), so they can pay shipping only once.

32GB Toshiba USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $11 w/free S&H

And now a flash drive doorbuster at the eBay Deals, eBay seller “Refurb for Less” (98.8%, California) is offering the new condition [PRO TIP: choose your eBay names carefully!] 32GB Toshiba USB 3.0 Flash Drive (model PFU032U-1BRG) for $11 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer.

This is a retractable flash drive, not a detachable. The one picture there is confusing, you may think it’s a tiny thing like the Sandisk Ultra Fit, but it’s not. Look at the pictures further down the description at Amazon to get a better feel of its size and shape and usage.

Imported Nikon D750 body w/30-day seller warranty for $1299

The Nikon D750 body only goes for $1800 at authorized dealers who include various free accessories (eg Adorama) but if you are comfortable with higher-risk imported items…

… among the Trending eBay Deals, eBay seller Red Tag Camera (99.9%, Brooklyn) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Nikon D750 body only for $1299 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. Nearly 1700 units got sold from this eBay listing so far. This only comes with a 30-day seller warranty, no warranty from Nikon USA, so this is for the higher-risk-taking shoppers.

50% off CVS Photo orders with coupon

They are not matching the Walgreens Photo 75% off custom Photo books coupon, but CVS has a more general-use coupon, coupon code JOY50 gets you 50% off Photo orders made with the CVS app or the CVS website. This includes various photo-related print options they carry. The “Ultimate Card Deal” is excluded. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer ends 12/3/16 at 11:59 PM ET.

Friday: $20/$100+ or $5/25+ coupons at Monoprice

Friday is here and so is the Monoprice coupon duo at the Monoprice website, coupon BLUE gets you $20 off an order of $100+, while coupon GREEN gets you $5 off an order of $25+. The usual restrictions apply. Strategically, since the coupons are recurring, it is a good away to plan ahead an order, to save up on shipping, since Monoprice does not have predictable free shipping like most other retailers.

In-Stock now: Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG Art (Nikon)

Nikon photographers, the time may be right to open the wallet with an f/1.4 aperture, because the new Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG HSM Art lens is the Nikon F mount is now in-stock and ready to ship for $1199 with free shipping at B&H Photo.

(ENDED) Saturday Daily Deals: Studio/Lightning Kit, 4TB HDD, Nikon Wu-1a, Ape, RX100 Underwater, QNAP, Etc

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

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Tamron 100mm f2.8 (Nikon) with $15 rewards for $350 after $20 MIR

Not a big discount but a discount it is, the Nikon version of the Tokina 100mm f2.8 AT-X PRO D lens is available for $350 after a $20 mail-in rebate (MIR) at Adorama. You also receive $15~ in promotional rewards to be used in future purchases at Adorama. The mail-in rebates expire 12/31/16.

One of the benefits of Canon/Nikon SLR systems is the abundance of 3rd-party lens options, from the perspective of photographers of other systems lamenting the lack of choices. On the other hand, it makes picking lenses easier 🙂

Very YMMV: 15% back on select Sony products with Amazon Prime Store Credit Card

This is a very YMMV promotion. I saw this banner for a Sony co-promotion with the Amazon Prime store credit card when surfing around Amazon, and when I clicked on it, I was apparently not eligible for the promotion because when I clicked on the banner I saw the standard Amazon Prime store card application page. I don’t have a Prime store credit card, so I don’t know if you see something else if you have that card. YMMV.


There is no magical link to this, just pay attention to the Amazon horizontal banners in the main column of the page. Since the page won’t show me any details, I don’t know how it works, so a double YMMV.

Here’s a bird’s eye view of where to look for it on the Amazon product pages:


PS: the Amazon (Prime) Store Card is a store credit card, not to be confused with the Amazon Chase VISA credit card by Chase. You can only use the Amazon Store credit card at Amazon. It becomes a Prime Store Credit card if you are a Prime member and as a Prime benefit, you get 5% back on purchases made with it as a Prime member.