As one of the day-long deals in the Amazon Gold Box, good until 3am ET on Sunday (or earlier if sold out), the Nikon D5200 two-lens bundle (18-55, 55-200, DX non-VR, free case, DVDs, card) is on sale for $580 with free shipping. It is also eligible for free 1-day shipping (you must manually select 1-day shipping in the shopping cart and its price will be automatically deducted at the top right corner of the Amazon Checkout page while the free 1-day shipping promotion is running).
Among a computer peripherals day-long daily-deal that is part of the Amazon Gold Box, you can get the 32GB Lexar Professional 800x CompactFlash Card, model LCF32GCRBNA800, for $45 with free shipping, with a limit of three per customer. Also part of this sale is the 6TB Seagate Desktop HDD (6Gb/s 128MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Drive Retail Kit (STBD6000100)) for $208 with a limit of four per customer.
This limited time offer ended. The 42mm f1.2 lens got completely sold-out before the 4-hour deal window closed. The GH3 was roughly 20% claimed…
More discounting action on the Nikon A big sensor prime. It is now going for $400 with free shipping as follows:
+ black Nikon A by Roberts at Amazon
+ silver Nikon A by Amazon itself (limit 2) and B&H Photo
+ black Nikon A + DF-CP1 OVF kit for $570 at B&H Photo
The refurbished Canon 24-105mm f4L IS lens was going for $750 when we started the Deals Situation Room but as of a recheck right now, the price is down to $700 with free shipping at Adorama.
The 128GB Sandisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash, model SDCFXPS-128G-X46, UDMA7, VPG-65, up to 150MB/sec Write, is currently on sale for $279 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself and Adorama.
PS: I just updated the Latest Deals Summary mega-post, so if you are just now catching up, you can use that to check to see what is currently available.
Serious iLC action today in this round of Lightning Deals at the Amazon Gold Box and you can partially filter by checking the Camera & Photo Lightning Deals page.
+ starts Sat 3am ET
+ ends Sun 3am ET: Nikon D5200 w/18-55 & 55-200 DX non-VR with case, SD, DVDs for $580 (runs the whole day in the pacific time zone)
+ starts 8:40am ET: Corel PaintShop Pro X7 Ultimate (the Corel “time slot”)
+ starts 10:50am ET for Prime (11:20am ET for All): Tamrac 3535 Express 5 Camera Bag (Black)
+ starts 11:50am ET: Panasonic GH3 body only
+ starts 11:50am ET: Panasonic H-NS043 Lumix G Leica DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm/F1.2 Lens
+ starts 4:50pm ET: Tamrac 3536 Express 6 Camera Bag -Khaki
+ more items may or may not be added later in the day
+ blog-post updated Sat 1:45am ET
Lexar time at the eBay Deals, where you can get the 64GB Lexar Platinum II SD/SDHC (200x) memory card, model LSD64GBSBNA200, for $25 with free shipping by BuyDig’s eBay store.
REI has a new limited time promotion, you earn a $50 promotional bonus gift card when you purchase one of select GoPro models. The promotional bonus gift card will be emailed to you and must be used on a single future purchase (it cannot be split like a normal gift card). The offer is good for in-store, online or telephone orders. Details, eligible model SKUs, deadlines and restrictions and such at the REI website.
Adorama is offering the refurbished Nikon P7800 compact with RAW for $350 with free shipping and the usual refurbished-by-Nikon-USA 90 day warranty. The new condition goes for $550 at the moment… Or if you prefer the previous generation Coolpix P7700, you can also get it refurbished for $300.
Adorama is offering the refurbished Nikon D3100 two lens kit (18-55 and 55-200 DX non-VR lenses) for $340 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon warranty… Optionally you can add to your purchase a variety of software for a combined purchase discount – see the “Buy together and save” section over there.
This daily deal expired…
One of the many Best Buy deals of the day for Friday 12/19/14 (page down to see it) is the new condition black Nikon Coolpix S9600 compact-zoom (22x optical) with bonus camera case and 8GB SDHC offered for $150 with free shipping.
If you are interested in getting a Fuji X system camera body (X-E1 or X-M1 or X-Pro1) and you are also interested in the Fuji 18mm f2 prime lens, you can buy it together, in the same shopping cart, with the X camera body, and pay only $225 more for the 18mm f2 lens. This is because of a $300 combined purchase promotion. The price of the lens may change on its own. No expiration date is mentioned.
More Samsung NX action, this time of the Mini variety, the brown NX Mini with the 9mm prime lens is bundled with a $75 plastic Amazon Gift Card for $314 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself.
On the other hand, if you happen to need Lightroom 5 and like white cameras, the white NX Mini with the 9mm prime along with Lightroom 5 and 32GB card is offered for $300 at BuyDig (you have to add to cart and do the whole song and dance to see the price).
If of all the Samsung NX cameras it is the NX300 with 18-55mm kit that you want, it is currently offered with a bonus $75 plastic Amazon Gift Card included for $408 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. It goes for $400 without the $75 gift card.
The portable tabletop studio in a box that goes by many names is currently offered for $35 with free shipping at Groupon Goods as the Electric Avenue Deluxe Table Top Photo Studio Bundle. It comes with a carrying case that unfolds to become the “studio”, along with two lights and a mini tripod and three different color backgrounds. Some of the other variations come with only the blue background, which is perhaps why this one is “deluxe”. Especially of interest if you have Groupon balance or gift cards or promotions.
The refurbished Nikon 55-300mm DX VR lens is currently on sale for $200 with free shipping at Adorama. This is refurbished by Nikon USA with a 90 day day Nikon warranty.
If you are a fan of SquareTrade Warranties, B&H Photo has a 60% off sale on two year drops and spills Square Trade warranties on camera gear under $4000. The first link describes the benefits of the plan. This includes Cameras and SLR Lenses and Mirrorless Lenses.
If you like 1-day shipping or you are buying a camera before a holiday deadline, Amazon has launched a variety of free 1-day shipping promotions, including one in their Camera and Photo store. As of the time of writing, there are 25 DSLR kits and 69 mirrorless kits and 55 P&S cameras. Please note some of the cameras are miscategorized, for example, the Sony a6000 in under P&S. Also eligible for this promotion are 242 camera lenses.
The usual terms apply. Items must be sold and shipped by Amazon herself (not 3rd-party sellers, not used/refurbs). You must select Free One Day shipping in the shopping cart and after you do that, the shipping price will be adjusted in the top right corner of the Amazon Checkout page. No coupon codes needed. This is a limited time promotion in the buildup towards Christmas. Each eligible camera also mentions this promotion on the individual product page (under the Special Offers” section).
If you prefer to give physical gift cards instead of emailable certificates, or if you want to stock up on some “emergency” physical gifts for the Holidays (gifts which you can always use yourself in 2015 if not needed), Amazon is back with their usual Free 1-Day Shipping and Free Gift Box Gift Card promotion. Simply select which designs you want and the amounts, which range from $50 to $2000 per gift card. This is a limited time offer in the runup to Christmas.
This promotion should not be confused with the two-step electronic gift card promotion that gets you a $50 promotional credit toward select DSLRs if you buy the “Amazon Camera” electronic gift card design with $0.50 or more.
Buying gifts before a deadline? Don’t look now, but we are just seven days away from Christmas! B&H Photo is offering Free 1-Day Shipping on 2000+ different products. The promotion ends on 12/23/14 at 11:59pm ET. But don’t wait until the last minute – having a buffer is a good way to inoculate against last minute kerfuffles.
Amazon Local (their Groupon competitor) is offering 15% off the current prices of their offers when you add coupon code HOLIDAYS to your account. You have to manually apply the promo code, for example, you can hit the giant orange button in the Terms and Conditions page. Offer expires by the end of day 12/20/14. One time use. Maximum savings $75. Of photographer interest: (NOTE: the prices below factor in the 15% off discount)
+ Online DSLR Photography Course from FotoClasses
++ Beginners or Advanced course for $25.50 with coupon ($30 before) each
++ Both Courses for $34 ($40 before)
++ Online classes
++ Limit one for you and two more as gifts for others.
+ 26-Page 8×8-Inch StoryBook from SmileBooks for $10.20 ($12 before coupon) with free shipping
++ buy as many as you like, but redeem one at a time (no big deal since they come with free shipping)
+ CanvasFocus Canvas Prints with Free shipping
++ 16×20 inch gallery wrapped canvas for $24.65 ($29 before coupon)
++ 20×24 inch for $33.15 ($39 before coupon), 20×30 for $41.65 ($49 before coupon)
++ 16×20 inch collage for $29.75 ($35 before coupon)
++ free upgrade to 1.5 inch thick frame
++ you can buy as many as you like, but redeem them one at a time (since they come with free shipping, no big deal)
The Olympus Outlet Store is offering the refurbished Olympus E-M5 with 12-50mm for $750 in either silver or black. The parallel body only kits go for $625.
If you have a near-term interest in the silver Fuji XQ1 compact avec RAW, it is currently on sale for $260 with free S&H at B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2).
As of a 12/19/14 recheck, this is sold out once again…
Because things can never get too complicated, Amazon has two different GoPro Hero4 Black edition holiday bundles that keep going in and out of stock and get rotated. Anyway, to cut a long story short, the GoPro HERO4 Black Holiday Bundle (with $50 plastic Amazon Gift Card and 32GB Sandisk Extreme microSDHC and GoPro Headstrap Mount and Clip) is back in-stock for $500. Just add to cart, no coupons, and no shopping cart gymnastics needed. Amazon finally sorted out product bundles Sometimes the memory card is a Sandisk, sometimes it is a Lexar. This time it is a Sandisk.