Samsung NX1 w/18-200 for $1630 [with 16-50 PZ, 18-200 for $1800]

The Samsung NX1 bundles lightning-deals are now live at Amazon as follows:

+ NX1 with 16-50 PZ and 18-200 for $1800
+ NX1 with 18-200 for $1630
+ offers end at 1pm ET or earlier if sold out

Tuesday Lightning Deals: Samsung NX1 bundles, Sony QX10, etc

There is some action at the Camera & Photo specials of the Amazon Gold Box for Tuesday 10/06/15 as follows:

+ starts 9am ET: Sony DSC-QX10/B Smartphone Attachable 4.45-44.5mm Lens-Style Camera

+ starts 10am ET: Gigastone MicroSDHC with SD adapter

+ starts 12pm ET: Samsung NX1 Bundles

+ items may get added/removed over there at any time
+ blog-post updated Tuesday 1am ET

Starts Tue 12pm ET: Samsung NX1 Bundles Lightning Deals

Start reading reviews if interested! According to the Camera and Photo schedule, starting at 12pm Eastern (9am pacific = Amazon time), there is going to be a lightning deal on the Samsung NX1 bundles. The teaser is not specific on which bundles are participating:


PS: A separate Lightning Deals round-up is coming shortly, but since this is a flagship camera, it deserves its own alert, so you can use the extra time to do some research if interested.

30% off Dell Storage products with coupon

Speaking of storage, Dell has its own house brand of hard disks, optical drives, and docking and replicator stations (and combinations thereof) and good until 10/19/2015 at 7am CT, coupon code TAKE30 gets you 30% off Dell storage (hard disks, optical drives, replicators) with free shipping.

PS: no, not the Stargate Replicators!

Various Storage Deals [ENDED: 128GB Transcend UHS-3 SDXC (TS128GSDU3) for $45]

As of 10/6/15 recheck, this sale ended (price is $60 as of this update). Thanks to one of our readers for the alert in the comments… The 128GB Transcend UHS-3 SDXC Class 10, model TS128GSDU3, with the markings of “R95, W60MB/s”, is on sale for $45 with free shipping, with a limit of five per shopping cart, at Amazon by Amazon itself.

Speaking of storage, and while there, their sale continues on the internal Sandisk SSD Plus (120GB for $48, 240GB for $70). These models are eligible for Sandisk’s new Installation Hand-holding service (they charge for it of course – you can buy a separate bundle that includes both the SSD and the Handholding Service).

On the external storage front, especially if you are fond of color-coding your backups, the 1TB Toshiba Canvio Connect II Portable Hard Drive continues for $50 in three of the five colors.

Speaking of Amazon, you can get this ePhoto bracketB Off Camera Flash Bracket and Umbrella Holder Adapter for $2. It usually ships in 2-4 weeks. Limit ten per customer. This is sold and shipped by Amazon itself. It averages 3.7 out of 5 based on 22 customer reviews. Let the price set expectations as they say.

Speaking of speaking of Amazon, if you are looking for a way to charge multiple USB devices without mooching off a computer, this Aukey 5-Ports 40W/8A Wall Charger in the white color scheme, is on sale for $10 in new condition. Limit 30 per customer. This can provide up to 2.4A per port. It does not support the new Quick Charge protocols. It averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 39 customer reviews… They also have a 4-port Aukey 30W / 6A USB Travel Wall Charger Adapter for $8 (limit 30; 4.6/5 on 86 reviews).

We continue this six degrees of separation thing, if you like to record photography documentaries from Over the Air TV (they have them on occasion), and if you are a fan of TiVO and watch Over the Air HD, they have bundled TiVO Lifetime Service with the Roamio OTA HD DVR (record up to 4 things at once) together for $300. The monthly TIVO fee is $15 (if you buy the DVR on its own for $50), so this bundle pays for itself in about 1.5 years.

2X Converter Lens (52mm filter thread) for $9 w/free s&h

And now a single figures item at the eBay Deals. The Emily and Lily store (99.1%) is offering the new condition 2x Converter Lens (52mm filter thread) for $8.78 with free shipping, with a limit of 50 per customer. A lens bag and lens cap is included along with a two month warranty.

Needless to say, let the price set expectations. This is not going to scorch the DxoMark charts :)

Tuesday Fry’s Promo Codes: 62″ Vivitar VIV-VPT-3662 Tripod for $18

If you like to plan ahead, here are the Fry’s promo codes for Tuesday 10/6/15 which is also the big Microsoft Announcement Day (live-blogging/live-streaming begins at 10am Eastern, fill up the coffee machine early! ~ expected are two Lumia flagship phones with PureView cameras). Anyway, back to Fry’s, these items are of potential chimera and photon interest:

+ 62-inch Vivitar VIV-VPT-3662 Tripod for $18 (limit 1)
+ 6ft Bytecc Display Port cable for $5 (limit 2)
+ various storage/tech options
+ mini pocket light with 3 AA single-use batteries included for 99c (limit 4; in-store only)
+ free shipping with $34+ for online orders

10pk FUJIFILM FP-100C 3.25 X 4.25 Inches Professional Instant Color Film for $9

This is of interest if you are an Amazon Prime member, or if you are planning to make a $35+ purchase at Amazon, where Amazon itself is offering the 10pk of FUJIFILM FP-100C 3.25 X 4.25 Inches Professional Instant Color Film for $9 with a limit of 90 per customer.

The Deal Poet opines: Instant cameras have managed to grow like weeds in the space between digital cameras and smartphones.

New round of Olympus Lens Instant Savings

Olympus has another round of Lens Instant Savings promotions that are available at GetOlympus (official USA company store) and at various authorized dealers. The GetOlympus store offers free shipping with $100+ order and 500 Rewards points for joining their rewards program.

5% Rewards sitewide at Rakuten with coupon for October

If you are a fan of “The Rakuten” (an ancient race of anime creatures trying to take over the Amazon river), they have a new promotion good until the end of October 2015. Coupon code REWARDME gets you 5% back in Rakuten Rewards points sitewide when you shop at the Rakuten website (formerly

Olympus E-PL6 w/14-42 & 40-150 & $80 VISA Gift Card for $400 [updated]

Back to the eBay Deals we go, where BuyDig’s eBay store is back with another offer. This time they have the new condition Olympus E-PL6 with 14-42mm II and 40-150mm lens, and an unspecified 8GB SD card and a $80 VISA prepaid gift card for $400 with free shipping. Limit five bundles per customer. The VISA gift card will be delivered 4-6 weeks after the camera.

NOTE: the camera will be delivered mid-to-late October 2015.

UPDATE: if you can’t wait that long, or if you have available GetOlympus rewards, you can get it from GetOlympus directly [select the two lens kit under “Select an option”) for $400 (without the $80 VISA gift card, but with an 8GB Toshiba Flash Air Wifi SD card). Thanks to one of our readers for the alert!

UPDATE #2: Thanks to S.W. Anderson for pointing out in the comments that the GetOlympus also comes with the 8GB Toshiba FlashAir wireless-SD.

Lytro ILLUM B5-0035 for $605 (ends Tue 1am ET)

The “real camera” of the Lytro line-up, the Lytro ILLUM, model B5-0035, with its 40 megarays of light, is the Woot Electronics Deal of the Day offered in new condition for $600 plus $5 flat shipping. Limit three per customer… Meanwhile at Woot Computers, their daily deal is the factory reconditioned 13.3″ Toshiba CB35-B3340 Chromebook 2 (Celeron N2840, 4GB RAM, 1920 x 1080 IPS, 2×2 802.11ac, etc) for $190 plus $5 flat shipping. Limit two per customer…

The above offers end on Tuesday at 1am ET or earlier if they sell out.

Refurbished Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS II with 1 year warranty for $1679

The Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM currently goes for $2000 in new condition at authorized dealers. If you are comfortable with refurbished with a one year Canon USA warranty, you can get it for $1679.20 by the official Canon USA Online Store.

In-stock nao: GoPro HERO+ (Wi-Fi Enabled) for $200 [with FREE 32GB Lexar, Hand Grip, Head Strap]

As promised by the pre-orders, the brand new GoPro HERO+ (Wi-Fi Enabled) is now in-stock and ready to ship for $200 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself which now also offers a Starter Bundle for $200 with three free accessories: 32GB Lexar MicroSD, AmazonBasics Head Strap camera mount, and AmazonBasics floating hand grip.

Sony a6000 body only drops to $500 at multiple authorized dealers

Last week the Sony a6000 body went on sale for $450 for a short time at Amazon, while its regular price was $550. This week, the “official” price has now dropped to $500 at various authorized Sony retailers that include a variety of freebies at BuyDig and Adorama and B&H Photo. The price is $500 at Amazon itself and others at Amazon but no freebies there.

Monday Fry’s Promo codes: 20pk 5×7″ paper for 59c [limit 5], 50″ tripod for $5, etc

Among the Fry’s promo code offers for their email subscribers for Monday 10/5/15 you may find:

+ 20pk 5×7 inch Premium (brand not mentioned) photo paper for 59c (limit 5)
+ 8ft HDMI cable for $1.50 (limit 2)
+ various storage options
+ Vivitar 50″ Tripod (VIV-VPT-1250) for $5 (limit 1; in-store only)
+ pay $20, get $25 iTunes Gift Card (limit 1; in-store only)

50% off Photo Cards at Walgreens Photo with coupon

It’s not even Halloween yet, but the “holiday” promotions have already began. So let me be among the first websites out there to wish you HAPPY HOLIDAYS for 2015 and also 2016 :)

Good until the end of day on Wednesday 10/7/15, coupon code code CARDSDEAL50 gets you 50% off on Photo Cards at Walgreens Photo. Free store pickup or shipping & handling fees as per usual. Limit 5 coupon uses per customer during this promotion.

With the same terms as above, coupon code FALLPRINTS40 gets you 40% off on Prints, Posters & Enlargements.

Photo Studio Pro by KVADGroup (Google Play) for $2

The Photo Studio Pro all in one Android photography app by KVADGroup is now on sale for $2 at Google Play. Requires Android 2.3.3 or later. It averages 4.6 out of 5 with 21K+ ratings… If you want to get a feel for it, they have a free non-Pro version.

(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: refurb Sony HDR-AZ1VR Action Cam, EyeFi, Rosetta Stoned, etc

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

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Polar Pro PowerPole Battery Integrated Pole for GoPro for $45

The Polar Pro PowerPole Battery Integrated Pole for GoPro is the latest B&H Daily Deal going for $45 with free shipping, good until Tuesday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out… For more action, check the B&H Featured Deals

Weekly Fry’s Promo Codes (Oct 4-10): Vanguard 203AGH Tripod for $50

The Weekly Promo Code offers for the Fry’s Electronics email subscribers for the week of October 4-10 (2015) include:

+ VANGUARD ESPOD CX 203AGH Tripod for $50 (limit 1 – good online and in-store)
+ various storage options and selfie sticks

Buy Olympus E-M1 body and a Zuiko Four Thirds Macro Prime (35/3.5 or 50/2), Get the MMF-3 Four Thirds Adapter for FREE

The GetOlympus store has an intermediate level deal going on right now. Especially of interest if you live at the intersection of M43rds and Four Thirds… The camera is M43, the lenses are Four Thirds below…

If you purchase the Olympus E-M1 body only (Micro Four Thirds) together with either one of these two Four Thirds Lenses (Zuiko 35mm f3.5 or 50mm f2 macro), and the MMF-3 Four Thirds adapter, the price of the MMF-3 adapter will be deducted from your total. Of interest if you use both M43 and Four Thirds or are happy to use the Zuiko prime with the MMF-3 adapter.

The steps are simple. Let’s break it down:

  1. Add the Olympus E-M1 body only (select color) to the shopping cart
  2. add either the Zuiko 35mm f3.5 macro (Four Thirds Lens) or the Zuiko 50mm f2 macro (Four Thirds Lens)
  3. add the MMF-3 Four Thirds adapter to the shopping cart
  4. click the yellow Proceed to Checkout button (page-down over there if you don’t see it)
  5. the price of the MMF-3 adapter ($179.99) will be deducted from your total
  6. no coupon/rebate – discount happens automatically while this promotion is running

In the example below, we have in the shopping cart the E-M1 body only ($1100), the MMF-3 adapter ($180), and the 35mm f3.5 Zuiko ($230). Their total is $1510. Then the price of the MMF-3 is deducted from the total, making it $1330.

Annotated screenshot crop of the above shopping cart right below:

50pk Canon 8.5×11 inch Matte Photo paper for $4.44 (limit 90)

The 50pk of Canon 8.5×11 inch Matte Photo Paper is currently on sale for $4.44 per 50pk at Amazon by Amazon herself. This is part of the Add-On program, so you must place a minimum $25 order in physical goods (shipped or fulfilled by Amazon), otherwise the shopping cart won’t let you buy it.

If you are a Prime member,  you get free 2-day shipping (once you clear the Add-On threshold). If you are not a Prime member,  you get the usual $35+ free super-saver shipping. You can jump over the $25 and $35 hurdles by buying 6 50pks or 8 50pks respectively.

No coupons, no rebates.

(ENDED) Sunday: No Camera & Photo Lightning Deals Planned

This is an older post that gets revitalized when there are no Amazon daily lightning deals…

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Samsung NX30 with 18-55 (LR5 bundled) for $500

The Samsung NX30 with the 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 OIS Lens is going for $500 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself and B&H Photo. The camera box includes Adobe’s Lightroom 5 with it.