256GB PNY Elite Performance SDXC for $75 {limit 4}

A PNY memory card sale currently in progress at Amazon (not part of the daily Lightning Deals) includes the 256GB PNY Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-I, U3 up to 95 MB/Sec, model P-SDX256U395-GE, for $75 with free shipping, with a limit of four per customer. This currently “defeats” all the other cards in its sub-lineup (32GB to 512GB) in terms of GB/$.

Imported Nikon D810 body only for $2000 (limit 1)

The Nikon D810 body only currently goes for $2800 in new condition at authorized Nikon USA dealers, along with various free accessories. But if you want to optimize for a lower price, and you are comfortable with imported grey-market camera gear, you can get it for $2000 with a free 1-year warranty from the seller GetItDigital on eBay (99.7%). Limit ONE per buyer. TL/DR: This does NOT have a Nikon USA warranty.

Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Zoom Lens (Contemporary) for $700 (C/N)

More eBay Deals action, BuyDig’s eBay store is offering the new condition Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Zoom Lens (Contemporary) lens in the Canon and Nikon mounts, for $700 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer.

128GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $36 w/free S&H [also: 3TB WD HDD for $100]

To the eBay Deals we check upon where we find:

+ 128GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC (C10, UHS-I, SD adapter) for $36 w/free S&H by BuyDig on eBay (limit 5)
+ 3TB WD My Passport Ultra External Hard Drive for $100 w/free S&H by Adorama on eBay (limit 5)

UPDATE: there’s also 12 PNY SD and microSD cards on sale at Amazon (including 256GB Elite Performance for $75 [limit 4]), along with five USB flash drives.

Tuesday Lightning Deals: MeFoTo, QNAP, Marrex, etc

The Tuesday 12/1/15 offers 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 them) include:

+ starts 8:10am ET: QNAP TS-269-Pro 2-Bay NAS, SATA 6Gbps, USB 3.0

+ starts 10:20am ET: two HeroFiber replacement batteries for the Nikon EN-EL19 plus Charger Kit

+ starts 11am ET: MeFOTO A0320Q00C Aluminium Daytrip Travel Tripod Kit (Orange)

+ starts 5:20pm ET: Marrex GPS-C1 Geotagging Receiver / Wireless Shutter Remote Combo for Canon EOS

+ starts 5:25pm ET: GOBUDi GoPro-Compatible Selfie Stick / Mount Pole

+ starts 5:25pm ET: CAIUL Rabbit Style Instax Close Up Lens with Self-portrait Mirror For Fujifilm Instax Mini
+ starts 6:20pm ET: CAIUL 7 in 1 Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera Accessories Bundles

+ additional doorbuster items may get added/removed over there at any time without prior teaser/warning
+ blog-post updated here on Tuesday at 3:15am ET

Not part of the lightning deals, but they are limited time offers:
+ Amazon Fire TV for $75
+ $500 Amazon Gift Card with Limited Edition Gund Teddy Bear for $500 with free 1-day shipping (limit 10)
+ FREE Gift Wrap when you pay with a Mastercard and use coupon code MCGIFT15

GoPro HERO+ LCD for $237

One more GoPro discount, the GoPro HERO+ LCD is now on sale for $237 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit one per customer. In-stock estimate is December 5 at the moment.

Tuesday B&H Daily Deals: Spyder5PRO, Lightning Kit, Vello, JPEGMini, Corel, Etc

Starting with Black Friday 2015, B&H Photo has expanded their Daily Deals. Now multiple items are offered per day, a different one starting every few hours. Of camera and photo interest, these are scheduled to go live as follows:

+ starts 9am ET: Datacolor Spyder5PRO Display Calibration System

+ starts 12pm ET: Corel Painter 2016 (Boxed)

+ starts 3pm ET: Digital Juice Aura Three-Point Lighting Kit (100-130 VAC)

+ starts 6pm ET: Vello FreeWave Fusion Pro Wireless Flash Trigger and Remote Control

+ starts 9pm ET: JPEGmini Pro Photo Optimization Software

+ sale prices will be revealed over there as each offer goes live (I have no clue what the sale prices will be)

Summary of latest deals is at the Situation Room

Posts are flying fast and furious here during the holidays. If you want to quickly check a summary of the currently available offers, check the Holiday Deals Situation Room. It will keep going until the end of the year.

Alternately you can quickly check all recent posts here by using the Page links under the HOME button in the leftmost spot in the menu page. It has direct links to Pages #1 through #5. Open in new tab/window if you like, and peruse at your leisure.

There’s also the free full-text RSS feed, which also serves as a backup in case the website goes down (it is hosted by Feedburner, so it stays up even if this website is down).

One more note, a number of the offers are either for Cyber Monday specifically or were planned to expire at the end of day on Cyber Monday.

Free 3TB G-Technology G-DRIVE with purchase of select Canon 6D, 7D Mark II or 5D Mark III kits

If you don’t want or need any of the Canon Pixma Mail-In Rebate bundles or you don’t want to deal with mail-in rebates and gift cards, and you have enough tripods and camera bags to open up your own pop-up store, there is a new kind of bundle now at B&H Photo for select Canon DSLRs. You get a free 3TB G-Technology G-DRIVE G1 USB 3.0 Hard Drive ($120 on its own) and a 32GB Sandisk Ultra UHS-I SDHC card, while paying the standard MAP prices at authorized dealers. The items are included automatically by B&H while this Cyber Monday promotion is running. This offer is available on multiple kits of each of the following Canon DSLRs:

+ Canon 6D kits (three options, $1400 body, $1800 w/24-105 f3.5-5.6 STM, $2000 w/24-105 f4L IS)

+ Canon 7D Mark II kits (two options, $1300 body only, $1650 w/18-135)

+ Canon 5D Mark III kits (three options, $2500 body, $3100 w/24-105 f4L IS, $3250 w/24-70 f4L IS)

Free Lightroom 6 or 1yr Creative Cloud Photography Plan with purchase of Nikon D610 or D750 or D810

Select Nikon full frame DSLR kits have a co-promotion with Adobe. At B&H Photo, you get 1-Year of FREE Creative Cloud Photography Plan. At Adorama, you get Lightroom 6 (no subscription, traditional software ownership [technically, a right to use for life, not ownership, but I’m digressing].

+ Nikon D610 body only for $1500 at B&H Photo and Adorama
+ if you don’t need either Adobes (plural for Adobe software bundle options), Adorama has three more bundles with boatloads of accessories each

+ Nikon D750 body only for $1900 at B&H Photo and Adorama
+ if you don’t need either Adobes, Adorama has four more bundles with various of accessories each

+ Nikon D810 body only for $2800 at B&H Photo and Adorama
+ if you don’t need either Adobes, Adorama has four more bundles with various of accessories each

Sony a7R Mark II body with FREE $200 Gift Card OR FREE Metabones EF adapter for $3200

The Sony a7r II body only goes for $3200 at authorized Sony dealers. As part of the Cyber Monday sale-a-brations, B&H Photo is offering you one FREE gift with it from a choice of two: either a $200 B&H Photo Gift Card or the Metabones T Smart Adapter Mark IV for Canon EF or Canon EF-S Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera. You also receive a free download of ON1 Effects 10.

After you add the camera to cart, a box pops up that shows you the free options. You select one of the two and proceed as usual. Annotated screenshot of that event right below.


Panasonic GX8 with 12-35mm f2.8 and $100 Gift Card OR Rode Mic and 32GB Extreme SD for $1795

Bundle time! The Panasonic GX8 body only is bundled with the Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 lens along with a [$100 B&H Photo Gift card] OR a [Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Directional On-Camera Microphone and a 32GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC card] for $1795 with free shipping.

CORRECTION: you have to chose either the [$100 Gift Card] or the [Rode Mic with the 32GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC card].

The GX8 body only goes for $1000 on its own. The 12-35mm f2.8 lens goes for $800 on its own.

You select the free item after you add the GX8 kit to the shopping cart. It pops from underneath and asks you to click on one of the two gift options. If you want to see the gift options without adding to the shopping cart, look at this section of the B&H product page (annotated screenshot right below):


DxO One + 32GB Sandisk EXtReMe + MeFoTo AcCeSsoRy for $600

The dXO One holds steady at starting price of $600, no discounts yet, but bundling is allowed, you can get a free 32GB Sandisk ExtrEmE microSDHC card and your choice of a MeFoto Sidekick adapter (choose one from two options) at B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself.

20% off purchases of Used Gear at BL with coupon

Murphy’s Law! Of all the days the internet would go down, of course it had to be Cyber Monday! But we march on thanks to the cellphone’s mobile hotspot! BorrowLenses has a used gear sale, coupon code BLCYBER20 gets you 20% off on the purchase of used camera gear. This is not a rental coupon, but a purchase of the used gear they rent out. Coupon ends by the end of day on 12/1/15.

(ENDED) 15% off select Camera Items at Amazon with coupon (12 options): Panasonic 45mm f2.8 for $763, Sony W830 for $83, H300 for $115, Nikon AW1 w/11-27 for $506, And More

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(ENDED) Polaroid Cube HD 1080p Lifestyle Action Video Cameras for $75

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(ENDED) 15% off Used Gear at Amazon Warehouse Deals

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Refurbished Canon 70D w/18-55 & 55-250 (both IS STM) and 1yr warranty for $700

The Cyber Monday specials at the official Canon Outlet store includes this refurbished Canon 70D 2-Lens Kit with the 18-55 IS STM and 55-250 IS STM lenses and a one-year warranty on all of them for $700 with free shipping.

Buy Canon DSLR Kit, Get eCash towards future Lens purchase

The official Canon USA store has a two step promotion. If you buy a Canon DSLR kit right now, around 12/12/15 you will receive an email from Canon with a preset amount of eCash (promotional rewards amount). You can use that amount towards the purchase of Canon lenses by 12/31/15… This promotion EXCLUDES refurbished items… Offer ends 11/30/15 at 11:59pm ET…

128GB Sandisk CZ48 USB 3.0 FlashDrive for $25 (limit 3)

On the portable storage and transfer of files front, if you like retractable USB 3.0 flash drives, the 128GB Sandisk CZ48 USB 3.0 Flash Drive is on sale for $25 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of three per customer… In parallel, the 64GB version> goes for $15 (limit 3 as well)… The usual free shipping rules apply… This is not part of the lightning deals…

Canon DSLR Pixma Printer MIR bundles for Cyber Monday (15 options)

I already mentioned the various Canon DSLR + Pixma Pro printer + Mail-In Rebate bundles, so I won’t repeat them all in details, but good for Cyber Monday, B&H Photo has 15 different bundles. The mail-in rebates are in the form of a prepaid American Express gift card. Participating DSLRs include the 1D X, 5D Mark III, 6D, 7D Mark II, 70D, D-Rebel T6i and T5i, and the SL1. Offer ends 11/30/15 at 11:59pm ET.

Three Rokinon T1.5 Cine Primes ( (24, 35, 85) Bundle for $1000 (Canon EF)

For Cyber Monday only (ends 11/30/15 at 11:59pm ET), B&H Photo is offering the Rokinon T1.5 Cine Lens Bundle for Canon EF mount which consists of the 24mm, 35mm and 85mm t1.5 lenses, for $1000 total with free expedited shipping… Meanwhile the Sony A-mount version goes for $800 (has lower list price than EF trio)…

Refurbished Nikon Coolpix L830 (34x) for $110

To the eBay Deals we zoom-zoom again where BuyDig’s eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished red Nikon Coolpix L830 superzoom (34x optical) for $110 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer and a 90 day Nikon warranty.

Magazine Cyber Monday sale: Pick 3 for $12 or 5 for $18 or 10 for $30 [four photo options]

DiscountMags has launched their Cyber Monday Magazine Sale. The more magazines you buy, the lower you pay per magazine. The options are “Pick 3 for $12 total for 1-year” or “Pick 5 for $18 total”, or “Pick 10 for $30 total”. There are four photography magazines participating: Digital Photo Pro (rarely discounted so low!), Pop Photo, Outdoor Photographer and Digital Photo. Also participating is “HD Video Pro” along with a number of other general interest and 6-degrees-of-separation magazines. The duration is either 1 or 2 or 3 years for the whole bundle. You cannot adjust the duration per magazine but you can adjust whether it is a renewal or a new subscription. Gift subscriptions are not an option under this promotion. These are printed magazines delivered to USA addresses by mail.

20% off Pentax Lenses (Cyber Monday sale)

Pentax is celebrating Cyber Monday with a 20% off sale on many of their SLR lenses. You can locate the participating lenses at B&H Photo. The ones participating have a sale price with a 12/1/15 11:59pm ET expiration date. Here’s a screenshot crop example of the 100mm f2.8 WR for $397~:


Tokina 11-20mm f2.8 for $429 (C/N)

The action continues at the eBay Deals where Robert’s Digital (aka Robert’s Imaging in the midwest) is offering the new condition Tokina 11-20mm f2.8 lens for $429 with free shipping, in either the Canon or Nikon SLR mounts. Limit five per customer. It comes with a 3-year warranty.

Olympus E-M10 Mark II body drops to $550

The Olympus E-M10 Mark II body only was $600 when we did the Price Charts, but right now you can get it for $550 with free shipping at B&H Photo (free ON1 Effects 10 offer) and Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself.

Olympus E-M10 w/14-42 and 40-150 for $500

The Olympus E-M10 (first generation) along with the 14-42mm and 40-150mm M43rds lens is bundled all together along with $20 promotional rewards at Adorama in the black color scheme or the silver-black color scheme… You can also get it for the same price but without the $20 promotional rewards at Amazon by Amazon itself

Flashpoint CoolVee 7 Bulb Video Light with Reflector and Softbox for $100 + S&H

Adorama has a couple of lighting promotions for the Flashpoint house-brand products. First up, the Flashpoint CoolVee 7 Bulb Video Light with Reflector and Softbox is on sale for $100 plus shipping… Next up, the Flashpoint RoveLight 600 Ws Monolight with On Board Power (Bowens Mount) goes for $400 with free shipping… For more action, check the Adorama Stream of Offers (now 7500+ items)…

UPDATE: one more Flashpoint sale, the Flashpoint 300 LED On-Camera Light with Audio for $70 with free expedited shipping.

Adorama beats the a6000 2-Lens Kit Black Friday offer with a better bundle

Adorama has now “defeated” the Sony a6000 2-lens Black Friday kit with a batter offer. You still pay $700, but you get the Sony a6000 with 16-50 and 55-210 and $50 Adorama gift certificate and extra Sony battery and extra Sony charger and 64GB Lexar SDXC card and screen protector.

While we are at Adorama, there’s another sale, the Aries BlackBird X10 Quadcopter With built in 16MP Still/Cine Camera has drooped to $300.

Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD for $700 after $120 MIR (N)

UPDATE (11/29/15 PM): the Nikon version now goes for $700 after $120 mail-in rebates at Amazon by Amazon itself. Thanks to one of our readers, EK, for the alert in the comments!

NOTE: if you only see the $70 mail-in rebate, refresh the page and it will show both for a $120 MIR total. This is probably an issue with Amazon’s servers sync or caching or something like that. It should look like this (annotated screenshot below):


This is no longer available: The action continues at the eBay Deals where Buydig’s eBay store is offering the new condition Tamron SP 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD Zoom Lens (A011) for $820 with free shipping in the Canon and Nikon mounts. Limit five per buyer. There is no mention in the eBay listing of whether this is eligible for the Tamron mail-in rebates. $820 is the price you pay when you checkout from eBay (plus taxes if applicable).

(ENDED) Ends Tue 3am ET: 30% off One Physical Book w/coupon (max discount $10)

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(ENDED) Lowepro Slingshot 102 DSLR Sling Camera Bag for $35

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(ENDED) Corel PaintShop Pro X7 Ultimate [Old Version] for $15

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(ENDED) Panasonic GH3 for $500 (limited time offer) [updated]

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(ENDED) Cyber Monday Lightning Deals: Rokinon 14/2.8, Storage, Lowepro, Joby, Case Logic, GeekPro, Corel, Tiffen, Etc, Etc, Etc

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(ENDED) New Woot-OFF began Cyber Monday at 1am ET

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(ENDED) Nexus 5X with $25 Gift Card for $300

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(ENDED) Sunday Lightning Deals: Syma, Fujita, Bushnell, Evecase, GoPro Accessories, etc

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Hard Drive Offers continue but Sony a6000 2-Lens Kit Ended

The a6000 2-lens kit offer has ended as of late 11/28/15 re-check: To the Trending eBay Deals we go where we find BuyDig’s eBay Store offering the new condition Sony a6000 with 18-55 & 55-210 for $580 with free shipping. Four of the six color combinations have sold out, but two remain (silver body with either silver or black 55-210 lens). Limit five per customer. These are brand new with USA warranty. BuyDig (Beach Camera) is an authorized Sony dealer.

While strolling the eBay Cyber aisles (this phrase was resurrected from 1998), there storage offers are also trending:
+ 2TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim USB 3.0 Portable External HDD for $70 by NewEgg on eBay (limit 5)
+ 240GB OCZ ARC 100 2.5″ SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ARC100-25SA for $60 by NewEgg on eBay (limit 5)
+ ended: + 2TB WD My Passport Ultra External Hard Drive, USB 3.0 for $65 by Adorama on eBay (limit 5)

UPDATE: so I’m not starting new eBay posts every 5 milliseconds, here’s some eBay Gift Card specials:
+ Pay $80, Get $100 iTunes Gift Card via email (limit 4)
+ Pay $50, Get $60 in GameStop Cards via email (limit 4)