128GB PNY Elite X USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $25 (limit 5)

If you like USB 3.0 flash drives of the retractable kind, at the moment the 128GB PNY Elite X USB 3.0 Flash Drive, model P-FD128EX-GE, is on sale for $25 with a limit of five per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. The usual free shipping terms apply.

If you prefer those small ones that can almost disappear into a laptop, the 128GB Samsung continues to go for $28.50.

Speaking of laptops, for a very limited time only, the brand new Dell 15.6″ Inspiron 15 7000 Series is on sale for $750 with free S&H at B&H Photo. This is a brand new model, Core i7-6700HQ, 16GB RAM, 1920 x 1080 IPS, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M GPU (4GB GDDR5), 1TB HDD with 8GB SSD Cache, Win10, etc.

Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R for $99

On the bang for the buck side of Micro Four Thirds, the Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R lens in either black or silver is on sale for $99 with free shipping at B&H Photo (with 2% rewards) and Adorama (optionally add Pho Elements 14 for +$30 or both Elements 14 for +$50) and Amazon by Amazon itself.

Refurbished Nikon 24-70mm f2.8G ED for $1300

The Nikon 24-70mm f2.8G ED goes for $1700 in new condition at authorized Nikon USA dealers with some freebies, eg B&H Photo (4% rewards, Filter Kit) or Adorama (4% rewards, Corel Software, Filter Kit, Etc).

But if you are comfortable with manufacturer-refurbished with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty, you can get it in this condition for $1300 with free expedited shipping at Adorama. This is part of a 3-lens refurbished flash sale.

Refurbished Nikon 70-200mm f2.8G AF-S VR II for $1700

The Nikon 70-200mm f2.8G AF-S VR II ED-IF goes for $2100 in new condition at authorized dealers with some free extras (eg B&H Photo (4% rewards, Filter Kit)), but if you want to save some and you are comfortable with manufacturer refurbished with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty, you can get it in manufacturer-refurbished condition for $1700 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.

Nikon 50mm f1.8G with Extras for $177 (or Refurbished No Extras for $160)

Refurbished prime time now, the third Nikon lens participating in the limited-time Adorama lens flash sale is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 50mm f1.8G for $160 with free expedited shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.

However, if you prefer new condition with a 1-year Nikon USA warranty, Adorama is bundling it [corrected link) with a 58mm MC UV filter and a 1-yr New Leaf Spills-n-Drops warranty along with $3.54 promotional rewards for $177 with free shipping.

Back to refurbished, the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 50mm f1.8D goes for $110 with free shipping.

25% off one REI-brand item with coupon via email

If you are part of the REI emailing list, check your inbox/folders/spam, they sent earlier today a coupon that gets you 25% one REI-brand item. The coupon codes are unique per email and can be used online or in-store. Coupon expires 8/5/16.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera Bundle for $85

Good until 3:25pm ET (or earlier if sold out), one of the is the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera Pink + Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film Twin Pack (20 Sheets) + Pink PU leather Case With Photo Album 64 Pockets Pink Value Set Bundle (4 item) offered for $85 with free shipping. It is sold by a 3rd-party seller with the order fulfilled by Amazon. The price before the sale was $100 when we posted the schedule last night. It is 64% claimed as of 1:03pm ET.

Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit for $45

The latest B&H Photo Daily Deal is the Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit for $45 with free shipping. Offer ends Saturday 11:59pm or earlier if sold out (the Friday daily deal always lasts 48 hours instead of 24 because of the B&H schedule)… For more action, check the latest B&H Featured Sales

Friday Lightning Deals: Fuji Instax Mini 8 Bundle, Vintage DSLR Bags, Etc

The tentative schedule for the Friday 7/29/16 lightning deals is:

PLACES to CHECK

+ Amazon Gold Box main page
+ Camera and Photo Deals
+ Electronics Deals
+ Trending Deals (it’s trendy to have Trending)
+ Deals Ending Soon
+ Start 30-DaY FREE PRIME TRIAL

DAY-LONG DEALS

+ the day-long lightning deals are revealed at the Amazon Gold Box at 3am ET every day (most of the time I can’t check these when they go live)

LIGHTNING DEALS

+ starts 4:10am ET: Phoenix Craft CoolStuff Gypsy Genuine Leather DSLR Vintage Shoulder Messenger Bag (price before sale $79)

+ starts 9am ET: Silicon Power Storage block

+ starts 11am ET: Wenger Professional Presentation Portfolio with Handler (Black) (price before sale $42)

+ starts 11:10am ET: Nekteck Solar Charger 12000mAh Rain-resistant Dirt/Shockproof Dual USB Port Portable Charger (price before sale $37)

+ starts 11:25am ET: Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera Pink + Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film Twin Pack (20 Sheets) + Pink PU leather Case With Photo Album 64 Pockets Pink Value Set Bundle (4 item (price before sale $100)

+ starts 11:35am ET: iStabilizer Fancier Monopod Bluetooth stick (price before sale $49)

+ starts 4:40pm ET: PHONECT 4K WIFI Sport Waterproof Camera (price before sale $80)

+ starts 5pm ET: Kattee Men’s Canvas Leather DSLR SLR Vintage Camera Messenger Bag (price before sale $54; a recurring Lightning Deal visitor)

+ starts 8:45pm ET: Sevenoak SK-SVM10 Aluminum Stereo Video Condensor Microphone for Cameras and Camcorders (price before sale $80)

128GB Samsung USB 3.0 Flash Drive Fit for $36.50

Sometimes Samsung forgets to turn off the copy machine during product design that they end up copying the name too. Case in point, Sandisk calls their tiny USB flash drives Ultra Fit, so Samsung felt compelled to calls their “Fit” too 🙂

Joking aside, there is a sale, the 128GB Samsung USB 3.0 Flash Drive Fit, model MUF-128BB/AM, with Water proof, Shock proof, magnet proof, temp proof, and X-ray proofness and a 5-year warranty is on sale for $36.50 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of three per customer (usual shipping terms), along with NewEgg (limit 20; free S&H) and if they run out, it goes for $29 with free shipping at Adorama.

These can be really handy when you don’t want the flash drives to protrude, eg laptops, front of desktops, media players, phone/tablet USB-OTG connections, etc. On the other hand, these are easier to lose because of their size 🙂

GetOlympus remodels, free S&H with $50+ order

The official Olympus USA store GetOlympus.com has been remodeled with a more modern and responsive design, and they are offering free shipping on orders of $50+ to modestly celebrate the remodel. Offer ends 7/31/16.

Refurbished 1TB WD External USB 3.0 HDD for $40 [updated]

If you are comfortable with manufacturer-refurbished external hard drives, and if 1.5TB sounds about the right amount for your needs, Groupon Goods is offering manufacturer-refurbished Western Digital USB 3.0 external hard drives in the following denominations: 1.5TB for $45 (SOLD OUT), 1TB for $40, 0.75TB (aka 750GB) for $35. The 2TB option is sold out. Free shipping and free returns. Sale ends 8/1/16.

Best Buy Rewards Changes include free 2-day S&H on $35+

Amazon is creating a segmentation in its shoppers based on whether one is a Prime Member or not. Best Buy decided to take a different route, differentiate benefits depending on how much one spends and whether they are participating in their rewards program.

Starting August 28 in 2016, some of the rewards benefits will change for those in the regular MyBestBuy rewards program (no minimum spending) and the Elite (over $1500 per calendar year). They will earn fewer points per purchase, 0.5 per $1 and 1 per $1 respectively instead of 1 and 1.1 respectively. No changes for those in the Elite Plus ($3500+ in purchases per year) and Best Buy credit card holders.

But there are some good news for all rewards members, free 2-day shipping on a lot of qualifying items with orders of $35+ (for the regular rewards) or any amount for the Elites.

Broncolor Senso Kit 42 – A4 Power Pack and 2 Litos Heads for $4916

Bron-Bron time, but not of the NBA kind. Adorama has a limited time promotion on the Broncolor Senso Kit 42 – A4 Power Pack and 2 Litos Heads for the very specific price of $4915.10 with free expedited shipping. Detailed list of what’s include in the “What’s In Box” box over there.

Manfrotto Tripods Mail-In Rebates ($40 to $100)

Adorama has a number of Manfrotto Tripods that have mail-in rebates ranging from $40 to $100. The amount varies on each participating tripod. A total of 17 tripods are participating. Further down the page, a quintet of Manfrotto bundles have a 10% off discount.

Refurbished Nikon D7200 with 55-200 DX VR II and WU-1a for $850

More Nikon action, Adorama is offering their own manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7200 bundle for $850 with free expedited shipping. This includes the Nikon D7200 body only, the 55-200mm f4-5.6 DX VR II lens, and the WU-1a wireless adapter. All these are manufacturer refurbished with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty. This is a limited time offer (I do not know the expiration date).

Refurbished Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6 DX VR for $200

Back on sale again, the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6 DX VR is going for $200 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty at Adorama. This is a limited time sale.

Lowepro Scout Mirrorless Bags for $20 or $25 w/free S&H

Mirrorless systems are now so mainstream that camera bag manufacturers are making “mirrorless bags”. Two of the ones from the Lowepro line-up are on sale with free shipping at Adorama until 8/5/16 or earlier if sold out. The Lowepro Scout SH 100 Shoulder Bag goes for $20, while the Lowepro Scout SH 120 Shoulder Bag goes for $25. Both get free shipping.

While at Adorama, they are offering the Dell 34″ UltraSharp U3415W Curved Ultra Wide Quad HD IPS Monitor for $700 with free shipping, good until 8/5/16.

Also there, the Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700 12″ Full HD+ Touchscreen Tablet with Keyboard (8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, m7-6Y75, Win10) is on sale for $600 with free S&H until 8/10/16.

32GB Lexar Professional 1066x UDMA7 CompactFlash for $36.49

The 32GB Lexar Professional 1066x UDMA7 CompactFlash is currently for $36.49 at B&H Photo (with free shipping; limit 50 per customer) and at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 30; free shipping for Prime or with $49+ order).

25% off Large Prints/Posters of 16×20″ and larger at AdoramaPIX with coupon

A new coupon is out at AdoramaPIX, coupon code PRINTNOW25 gets you 25% off Large Prints and Posters 16×20 inches and larger. Order total must be $49+ after coupon to qualify for free shipping. Cannot be combined with other offers. Frames not included. Offer ends 7/31/16.

75% off Custom Photo Books at Walgreens Photo with Coupon

This is a nice coupon discount, coupon code CREATIVEGIFT gets you 75% off (seventy-five) custom photo books at Walgreens Photo until Saturday 7/30/16 11:59pm central time.

The terms: “valid for up to 5 uses per account. Books include 20 double-sided pages (ie: 10 sheets). Books with more than 20 pages contain extra pages. Discount does not apply to additional pages, previous purchases, taxes or shipping charges. Orders must be placed by logged-in customer by July 30, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time to qualify. Timing will be determined by Walgreens server clock. Offers cannot be combined on one product. Multiple coupons can be used in one cart if no overlapping products exist in the offers being applied. Offer not valid in store or thru Walgreens Mobile App. Shipping costs may apply on online orders if in-store pickup is not available in your area. Void where prohibited. No cash value. Subject to change without notice.”

Google Play Family Library feature goes live (eg Photo apps)

If you are using Google Play Android apps, including the gazillion photo apps there, and you have multiple family members and/or your own multiple Google accounts, you may be able to share those apps with other family members and Google accounts with the new Google Play Family Library and not have to purchase them individually for each person/account.

What exactly qualifies is NOT straightforward. It depends on the type of content, when it was purchased, the wishes of the maker, and how it was purchased. You can de-tangle the mess by reading the Support page.

For apps, which includes the camera and photo apps, here’s an annotated screenshot of the relevant terms:

google_play_family

Music is not eligible because Google sells a separate Music Family plan with a reasonable price of $15/month for up to six people (it’s $10/mo for one person). Newsstand (eg magazine subscriptions verified through the publisher or purchased directly) are NOT eligible either. Books depend on the publisher’s wishes. Movie and TV purchases are good but not rentals. Your soul will definitely be shared with Google so it can sell you Adsense ads in the afterlife 😉

15% off at Monoprice with coupon (ends Fri PM)

Monoprice does not have predictable free shipping but they do have coupons every few days. Coupon SCORCHER gets you 15% off almost everything at the Monoprice website. You can see list of excluded items by adding coupon to cart and clicking on “details” on the coupon (or add items of interest to cart and see if they get discounted with the coupon). Coupon is good until Friday night 7/29/16 only.

Flashpoint Lighting Sale (21 items, $30 to $1650)

Adorama has another sale on its house brand of Flashpoint Lighting Gear with 21 items participating and prices ranging from $30 (Speedlite Partner) to $1650 (CL-1300 LED PanelLight), featuring Bi-Color LED, Daylight-Balanced, Round LED studio lights, and a variety of LED panels and kits.

In-stock now: Ricoh GR II Silver 80th Anniversary Edition for $747

If you had been waiting for B&H Photo to get it in-stock or if you have B&H gift cards that are clamoring to be spent, the Ricoh GR II Silver Edition (80th anniversary edition) is now in-stock and ready to ship there for $747 with free expedited shipping… It is also in-stock and ready to ship for the same price at Adorama

Imported Fuji X-T1 body only for $679

In mid-June, the new condition from authorized Fuji USA dealers Fuji X-T1 body-only went for $1000, but as of right now, it goes for $1300 (eg Amazon, B&H Photo). With the upcoming X-T2 body only having a starting price of $1600, perhaps Fuji is trying to herd/encourage new X-T buyers towards the X-T2. But if one is interested in the X-T1 specifically, perhaps the used or imported market may be of interest…

… because right now, eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.6%, New Jersey) is offering the imported Fuji X-T1 body only with a 1-year seller warranty (not Fuji USA) for $679 with free shipping. That’s almost half of the new condition Fuji X-T1.

Refurbished Nikon D810 body for $2280, Imported for $2370

The new condition from authorized Nikon USA dealers Nikon D810 body only currently goes for $2800 with free accessories, eg B&H Photo. But if you want to save, there are a couple of alternatives:

+ manufacturer refurbished with 90-day Nikon USA warranty for $2279 at Adorama

+ imported grey-market new condition with a 30-day seller warranty for $2369 by RedTag Camera on eBay (99.9%, New York, 400 units sold so far)

+ as usual it’s up to each individual for each individual purchase to decide how much risk they are willing to take for a discount over the new condition price. Every decision is different, we blog, you decide!

Imported Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary for $786 (C)

The Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens goes for $990 with 4% rewards and a free Sigma USB Dock in new condition at Adorama but if you are comfortable with imported grey-market new condition lenses, among the latest eBay Deals, eBay seller 6ave (99.2%, ships from New Jersey) is offering the lens in new condition as an imported model with 1-year seller warranty (not Sigma USA warranty) for $786 with free shipping and handling. Limit five per buyer.

In-stock now: Kenko DG Extension Tube Set for Full-Frame E-mount for $130

In-stock alert for Sony E-mount full frame photographers, the Kenko DG Extension Tube Set for Full-Frame is now in-stock and ready to ship for $130 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Nikon Coolpix L32 red AA-powered P&S for $80

Among the 500+ items featured in the Groupon Back to College sale is the new condition red AA-powered Nikon Coolpix L32 P&S digital camera for $80 with free shipping and free returns.

New Groupon Customers: 40% off Local Deal (custom photo prints there)

This post is for brand new Groupon customers only! Existing customers are not eligible for these two promotions.

Most of the custom photo print offers (photo books, canvas, metal, photo gifts, etc) are under Local Deals at Groupon and if you are a new Groupon customer, you can get 40% off one of those offers using coupon code JUNGLE in the shopping cart over there. Some items may not be eligible. Limit one unit of one offer during this promotion. Maximum discount is $50.

Also for new Groupon customers only, they have a Pay $5, Get $10 Starbucks eGift Card good until 7/31/16 or earlier if sold out.

32GB Sony SDHC (up to 70MB/sec) for $8 {limit 30}

It’s back on sale again, the 32GB Sony SDHC C10 UHS-I, the “up to 70MB/sec” model, goes for $8 with a limit of 30 per customer. Free shipping for Prime members (even if you only buy one) or with a $49+ order {or $25+ in books} for non-Prime members.

NOTE: the gallery picture is incorrect, it shows the “up to 90MB/sec” card. This listing/sale is for the “up to 70MB/sec” model which is mentioned multiple times in the product title and description.

Delkin SDHC card sale (8GB to 32GB)

If you are a fan of the Delkin SDHC memory cards, B&H Photo has a sale on seven different Delkin SDHC cards from 8GB to 32GB, with prices ranging between $5.90 and $50. Four of the seven get free shipping, the other three get free shipping with orders of $49+. The sale includes the 32GB U3 cards for $19 in UHS-I or $24 in UHS-II. Sale ends 8/7/16 or earlier if sold out.

Pre-order new Silk Lite Travel Tripods (5 options, $100 to $330)

While we are in a pre-order wave, here’s another new set of products available for pre-order, a quintet of Silk Lite travel tripods with prices ranging from $110 to $330, available for pre-order at Adorama and sorted by price order.

Pre-order new Nikon 105mm f1.4E ED for $2200

They said it couldn’t be done, but slowly and steadily we see more lenses that the naysayers said they couldn’t be done! Or something like that if lens-making was a sporting-event post-game interview 🙂 Which brings us to the brand new Nikon 105mm f1.4E ED lens, available for pre-order for $2200 at Adorama and B&H Photo… This too has been added to the Interesting Cameras and Lenses of 2016 Tracking page…

Pre-order Rokinon 50mm f1.4 FE Autofocus (GASP!) for $699

Never say never and indeed, Rokinon has found an ancient alien crash landing site where they have procured… Autofocus technology! Pre-orders are also accepted now for the E-mount version of the Rokinon 50mm f1.4 FE Autofocus for $699… Shipping estimate is August 2016… This too has been added to the Interesting Cameras and Lenses of 2016 Tracking page…

Pre-order new Rokinon Xeen 135mm T2.2 for $2500

Prime time is Tea time, it’s a new video-priority lens from Rokinon, the Xeen 135mm T2.2 is now available for pre-order for $2500 at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon DSLR mounts, the Sony E and M43rds mirrornyet mounts, and since it is a video-priority lens, the PL mount too… This has been added to the Interesting Cameras and Lenses of 2016 Tracking page…

(ENDED) Thursday Lightning Deals: Hoodman, Mactrem and K&F Tripods, Etc

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

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Canon EOS-1D C Camera (Body Only) for $4999

The Canon EOS-1D C Camera (Body Only) is currently on sale for $4999 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo until 7/31/16. Please note this item is non-refundable!

UPDATE: this is also available for $4999 at Adorama.

Apple 12″ MacBook (Early 2015, Space Gray) for $999

If you are a Mac fan, B&H Photo has a special sale on the Apple 12″ MacBook (Early 2015, Space Gray) (1.3 GHz Intel Core M (Broadwell), 8GB RAM, 256GB PCIe, HD5300 Graphics, 2304 x 1440 IPS, USB-C, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, etc) bundled with Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac (OEM) for $999 with free expedited shipping.