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.
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).
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))…
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…
Walgreens Photo has a new coupon promotion, coupon 40DEAL gets you 40% off Everything Photo at the Walgreens Photo website. Free store pickup. For shipment to your address of choice, shipping fees apply (unless they have free shipping promotions online). The coupon expires Saturday night (11:59pm central time, that’s the “official” Walgreens time)
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
If you are interested in the Panasonic GH4, there is a hot new deal at Adorama. You pay the standard authorized dealer price of $1300 and receive the GH4 kit along with a $300 Adorama Gift Certificate and a 32GB Transcend SDHC memory card!
This is one of their many Panasonic Cameras and Lenses specials good until 2/20/16 or earlier if sold out.
The Sony VG-C1EM Vertical Battery Grip goes for $200 at authorized dealers, but if you also need some extra camera related accessories, for the same price you can get it with a 64GB Transcend SDXC Class 10, a battery, a charger, and various trinkety accessories (cleaning kit, memory card case, screen protectors, amoeba hats) for $200 by Cameta on Amazon or Cameta directly.
The Cameta Description section of their product pages clearly indicates what kind of a warranty an item has, for example, in this case, it has a 1-year Sony USA warranty. Annotated screenshot crop of that part of the page right below:
It’s Prime time for the 1-System shooters with the Nikon 1-System 10mm f2.8 Lens on sale for $147 with free expedited shipping in either black or white, and with 4% promotional rewards ($6~) at B&H Photo.
In a parallel f2.8 promotion, Adorama is bundling the Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 OIS lens with a $100 Adorama Gift certificate for the authorized dealer price of $800 with free expedited shipping… This is one of their many Adorama Panasonic specials (page further down over there to see the Gift Certificate Bundles)…
More temptations for Micro Four Thirds photographers in the Adorama Panasonic specials (page further down over there to see the Gift Certificate Bundles). The Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 OIS lens is bundled with a $150 Adorama Gift Certificate for the authorized dealer price of $900. The $150 Gift Certificate can be used on future Adorama purchases. Optionally you can triple the warranty via a Panasonic mail-in rebate (the PDF with the details can be found on the product page over there). The sale ends 2/20/16.
Sony continues with their two-parter announcement/pre-order, instead of the conventional same-day approach. They have revealed a new 24mp APS-C E-mount camera (a6300) along with three FE lenses (24-70 and 70-200 f2.8s and 85/1.4 prime). Pre-orders will be accepted on Wednesday 2/10/16 in the AM. The a6300 body will start at $1000, the 24-70 at $2200, the 85/1.4 at $1800. The 70-200 price is not available yet… These too have been added to the Cameras and Lenses of 2016 tracking page…
UPDATE: for more details on the new camera and lenses, you can also check the B&H Photo product pages.
Valentine’s Day means, among many other things, a resurgence in pink cameras. Which brings us to the pink-silver Panasonic GF7 with 12-32mm in new condition with Panasonic USA warranty for $389 with free shipping by Cameta on Amazon (if you have Amazon Gift Cards to spend) or by Cameta directly… Or if you need a variety of basic accessories, they have a $400 bundle with 11 different freebies (37mm filter, extra battery, 32GB SDHC, 50″ tripod, cables, cleaning kits, etc)…
eBay is running a curated refurbished Camera Sale (55 options) and among the offers there is the manufacturer refurbished with a 90 day warranty Samsung Galaxy 2 Android Camera, model EK-GC200ZWAXAR, with a 21x optical zoom, offered for $179 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer by eBay seller “Northwest Outdoor” (98.8%).
PS: if you want to research it, you may want to google a combination of its name and model number, because Galaxy is mostly associated with their blockbuster smartphones.
Costco has some camera gear, with inventory and offers varying between their stores and their website. They typically focus on items that match their bang for the buck and/or volume-buy philosophy. With that in mind, Living Social has a new promotion, Pay $55 and Get 1-Year Costco Wholesale Membership and $20 Costco Cash Card along with Costco coupons. Offer ends by 2/10/16.
If you are planning to make a big purchase, the savings on a single big ticket item can more than cover the 1-year membership fee, especially with the $20 cash card included.
Offer is good for NEW members only. Current members or members whose memberships expired on 10/1/15 or later are not eligible.
Four new Lowepro camera bags that are part of their Streetline line (four different styles, backpack, boxy, wedgy, messengery [I am “translating” the model names]) are now in-stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo with prices ranging from $100 to $200 (backpack). Free expedited shipping is included.
This one missed yesterday’s ever-growing bag round-up, but the price is definitely right here, you pay $10 with free shipping, and you have three different color schemes to choose from (or buy them all). It is the Tamrac 5421 Aria 1 Shoulder Bag in mild brown or mild green or mild pink (I am “translating” the color names) going for $10 with free shipping at B&H Photo. You get free shipping even if you buy only one. If your order total is $49+, your free shipping gets upgraded to expedited.
PS: this is an on-going offer, it just coincided that I am posting it around midnight eastern time (in other words, it is not the daily deal).
This Nikon prime DX duo was making the rounds at Black Friday but managed to resurface. You pay $497, and for that you get a portrait (85mm f3.5G DX VR) and a macro (35mm f1.8G DX) Nikon lenses. This is available at B&H Photo (4% rewards) and Adorama (4% rewards) and various at Amazon (5% rewards with Prime Store Credit card).
We mentioned a few budget Nikon primes offered as grey-market/imported last week, but I forgot to mention the 35mm f1.8G DX lens. It is available in new condition but imported/grey-market with no warranty mentioned in the eBay listing for $170 with free shipping by eBay seller PhotoVideo4Less on eBay. Over 1600 units have been sold so far from this eBay listing. Of those, I don’t know how many understood the warranty trade-offs…
Alternately, also paying $170 with free shipping, you can get this lens manufacturer refurbished with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty from Adorama.
The action (pun intended) continues at the eBay Deals where the official GoPro store is offering the manufacturer refurbished with a 1 year warranty GoPro HERO3 White with a Remote and BacPac battery bundled for $157 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer. As usual, eBay Deals are limited time offers that last anywhere from minutes to weeks, depending on various factors. Most of them last somewhere in between.
Speaking of eBay, of arts and crafts interest, PayPal’s Digital Gifts is offering $50 Michaels Gift Card by email for $40. That’s a built-in 20% off discount ($10/$50). Limit one per customer. Over 520 got sold so far according to the statistics over there.
Late start today, a double fifteen yard penalty! We start smartphone-zooming, the new ASUS Zenfone with its 3x near-flat optical zoom lens is now in-stock and ready to ship, unlocked without contract requirements, for $400 with free shipping at B&H Photo. This has 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, microSDXC, Atom Z3580, 5.5″ 1080p Gorilla 4 touchscreen, 4-11mm f/2.7-4.8 lens (28-84mm eq), manual control, Android 5.x, etc.