eBay launched a flash sale via coupon, coupon PSHOPSAVE15 gets you $15 off an order of $75+ at eBay. Exclusions apply as usual. The coupon expires at 9pm eastern tonight (Wednesday 4/26/17).
Another NAB 2017 special, the Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM is bundled with the Platypod Pro Max Plate Mini Tripod (goes for $100 on its own) all together for $1699 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.
If you don’t need the platypus creature tripod thing, Adorama has a different bundle for the same price, it’s an Accessorapaloooza (filters, Corel, cleaning kits, lens wrap, lens shade, tether.
Or if you don’t need any free accessories, you can instead get 4% promotional rewards (~$68) to be spent in future Adorama purchase by getting the default option.
Now you can take photography to the next (lower) level with the new Amazon Echo Look device. It is like an Echo, but with a camera! It has built-LED lighting and a standard tripod socket, along with AI that evaluates your fashion (bad enough we have to deal with the humans, now machines will be trolling our fashion choices). The price is $200 at Amazon’s website but you cannot pre-order it yet. It is by invitation only at the moment, so request an invitation if interested.
I requested an invitation for blog-testing purposes, and I almost immediately got an automated email from Amazon with this body of text:
CreativeLIVE is running a new promotion, 49 Classes for $49 or less. Offer ends 4/28/17.
They have also updated their Upcoming Free On-Air Classes. You can filter by topic, eg the “Photo & Video” sub-tab under the “All Upcoming photo & video Classes” section.
You can watch these for FREE when they broadcast LIVE and get recorded. Once the recording finishes, you have to pay to watch/rewatch them in the future. But while they are originally airing/recording, they are free for all to watch. Upcoming instructors include Art Wolfe (in progress and back again May 5-6, 7-8), Joel Comm, Lindsay Adler (twice), Peter Hurley and many more.
If you are a fan of Photoshop, the CreativeLIVE Photoshop Week is May 15-20 (2017). As usual, it will be FREE to watch while it is recording LIVE during that week, but you have to pay if you want to watch it in the future.
If you are interested in the new Hasselblad H6D models and have older models you are willing to part with, Hasselblad is running a trade-in promotion that gets you discounts towards the purchase of the H6D-50 and H6D-100 models. The discount varies by model, but it’s better than 50% of the new model price. Some competitor models are also eligible for the trade-in promotion. Check with your favorite Hasselblad dealers.
They are also offering financing promotions that can be stacked with the trade-in, provided by Madison Capital.
The latest B&H Photo Daily Deals continue until 11:59pm ET on Wednesday (or earlier if sold out):
+ FEIYU MG V2 for $369
+ KAMERAR BrightCast V15-345 Flexible Bi-Color LED Panel with V-Mount for $300
+ G-TECH 5TB G-DRIVE G1 USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $150
+ free shipping on the B&H daily deals
+ for more action, check their Featured Sales…
The Zinio digital magazine subscription service has a new flash sale, coupon code FLASH40 gets you 40% off the prices of these eligible subscriptions. The coupon only works on subscriptions, not individual issues.
Of camera and photo interest, the following magazines are participating:
+ Practical Photography (13 issues, $15.68 before coupon)
+ Practical Photoshop (13 issues, $20 before coupon)
+ Photography Week (52 issues, $20 before coupon)
+ Digital Camera World (13 issues, $60 before coupon)
+ PhotoPlus : The Canon Magazine (13 issues, $60 before coupon)
+ N-Photo: the Nikon Magazine (13 issues, $65 before coupon)
+ other related magazines such as Image, Art-related ones, Maximum PC, Linux and Mac Format, T3, MacLife, Drone 360, ImagineFX, etc along with fashion, sports, nature, etc
+ eligible magazines show coupon eligibility on their individual pages
+ search for them or go through the eligible subscriptions page
You can read Zinio digital magazines in a web browser, or using their iOS, Google Play or Windows apps. The Windows app does not get as much attention/features as the iOS/Android apps and has a horrible review average with 200+ ratings posted.
So more NAB (not NBA) themed action at B&H, the Rotolight RL48 Creative Color Kit V2 is on sale for $90 with free expedited shipping. Offer ends 4/27/17 or earlier if sold out.
Same expiration date, the E-Image EK60AAM Fluid Drag Video Head and Tripod goes for $250 with free expedited shipping.
B&H is also live-streaming from the show, you can see The Schedule and live-stream on their website or YouTube-embedded below:
Micro Four Thirds photographers pay $50 more for the Rokinon Cine T1.5 prime bundle but if you prefer a zoom Cine lens, M43rds is the only system getting this discount, you can get the Tokina Cinema 11-16mm T3.0 for $799 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. You also get 4% promotional rewards ($32~ to be spent in future B&H purchases). Offer ends 4/27/17.
PS: this is certified to be Tokina (I often mistype/confuse Tamron with Tokina, both six letter names starting with a T and sharing four out of their six scrabble squares).
More B&H NAB 2017 action, it’s a 4-pack of Rokinon T1.5 Cine DS prime lenses, the 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm are on sale, together as a bundle at B&H Photo for $1749 with free expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Sony E systems. M43rds photographers pay $50 more for this bundle. Offer ends 4/27/17.
These should not be confused with the Rokinon 20mm T1.9 which is a Tuesday daily deal.
Good until 5/8/17, BorrowLenses is offering 50% off on their three membership plans with the coupon code shown below in the self-explanatory screenshot below:
Annual memberships existed for a long time, with Costco, Sam’s Club, Price Club and others offering them through the years, but the emergence of Amazon Prime made memberships sexy again, with more retailers joining the party including NewEgg, Adorama, Walmart (pre-Jet), and even services like ShopRunner (you may be eligible for a free membership for this through your AMEX credit card). So depending on how much and how you often you rent from BL, this offer maybe beneficial. Of course the free shipping will likely have the Prime-effect, where you will be more likely to borrow things because of the free shipping. That new tilt-shift lens looks tempting 🙂
The Sunpak 6601UT 620-060 Tripod with 3-Way Panhead, Bubble Level and Quick-Release is on sale for the next few days for $25 with free shipping at NewEgg by NewEgg actual as one of their non-shellshocker daily deals. Free shipping is the key here.
But if you are planning to place a B&H Photo order of $49+, you can get this with free shipping, and the B&H Photo price is $21.54 with a free Sunpak medium tripod case included by B&H for free. If your B&H order total is under $49, you have to pay shipping for it, and tripods are too big for USPS First Class Mail or standard Priority Mail boxes 🙂
These daily deals expired but for more action, check their Featured Sales…
Bag the bag! The Case Logic DCB-308 SLR Camera Sling is currently on sale for the very specific price of $37.84 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Since the new $35+ limit is in place for free shipping for non-Prime members, you get free shipping. But as a Prime member, you can get free 2-day shipping or select slow shipping and get “no rush credits” (which vary depending on the order and what promotions are in progress when you place an order). This is not a lightning deal. Limit one per customer at this point.
As part of the NAB 2017 festivities, B&H Photo is offering a 5% discount on select DJI products when you use coupon code BHNAB17 over there. Participating products include:
+ the two DJI Mavic PRO kits ($1000 and $1300 before coupon)
+ the DJI Phantom 4 Pro and PRO+ Quadcopters ($1500 and $1800 before coupon)
+ DJI Inspire 2 Quadcopter ($3000 before coupon)
+ DJI Inspire 2 Premium Combo with Zenmuse X5S and CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes Licenses ($6200 before coupon)
An easy way to calculate the 5% discount is to take a zero away and divide by two 🙂
For more action, check their NAB 2017 specials.
Smartphones can cannibalize entry-level P&S digital cameras, but they can’t do that to instant film cameras, which continue to thrive! Case in point, Fuji has a new square format instant camera (that is also a digital hybrid), the Square SQ10, and it is available for pre-order for $280 at B&H Photo for $280. The digital part is a 1/4″ CMOS sensor that produces 1920 x 1920 digital stills.
The 256GB Lexar CompactFlash Memory Card Professional 800x UDMA 7, model LCF256CRBNA800, is currently on sale for a limited time for $150 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo with a limit of up to five units per customer during this sale. Expiration time/date unknown (to me).
For more offers, check their reloaded Featured Sales page.
The Rokinon 85mm T1.5 lens with declicked aperture and follow focus capable is on sale for $264 in the Canon and Fuji and Nikon systems by Aamzon itself with a limit of up to three units per mount per customer. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time/date unknown. Check the individual listings for the Nikon version as it is complicated (Amazon’s own is Prime only, but Precision has it for $264 but not Prime eligible).
Speaking of Amazon, they are offering the Star Trek 50th Anniversary TV and Movie Collection [Blu-ray] for $80 with free shipping. Limit one set per customer during the sale.
After the Lighting/Studio round-up of some of the latest B&H Featured Sales, now we have a drone/action-camera and stablizers themed round-up. These too are limited time offers with varying expiration dates:
+ 3DR Solo Quadcopter with 3-Axis Gimbal for GoPro HERO3+ / HERO4 with FREE 3DR Smart Battery for Solo Quadcopter included by B&H for $299
+ GoPro HERO4 Black for $299
+ Glidecam Centurion for $999
+ Glidecam XR-PRO Handheld Camera Stabilizer for $199
+ Axler Handheld Gimbal for Mirrorless Cameras for $450
+ YUNEEC Typhoon H Hexacopter with GCO3+ 4K Camera for $1000
If you are a fan of the Fujitsu chargers, the Fujitsu Ni-MH Quick Charger is on sale for $20 with free shipping at NewEgg with a limit of up to five units per customer. You get a 4-slot 4-hour (for four AAs) charger, with four pre-charged NiMH batteries included.
UPDATE: oops, I left half of them off the original post. More of them have been added (Ikan, Rotolight, etc)…
In addition to the two items previously mentioned, B&H Photo is running a few other lighting/studio related limited time offers as follows:
+ 10% off select PocketWizard models (17 options)
+ Elinchrom D-Lite RX 4/4 Softbox To Go Kit for $834
+ ikan IB508-v2 Bi-Color LED 3-Light Studio Kit for $1450
+ Rotolight NEO On-Camera LED Light for $280
+ Redrock Micro microMatteBox Deluxe Bundle for $495
+ Impact Speedlight Solution Kits for Canon & Nikon Cameras (six options, $100 to $130)
+ Impact Venture TTL-600 Battery-Powered Monolight Kit for Canon or Nikon or Sony for $1099
+ Impact PowerSync16 DC Radio Slave System for $85
+ Light & Motion Stella 2000 LED Light for $600
+ Lomography Light Painter for $10~
+ free shipping IF your order total is $49+
+ for more new offers, check their Featured Deals page
I just updated the Stock Status Tracker and the following cameras are currently in-stock:
+ Fuji X100F silver for $1300 by Best Buy (eBay)
+ Fuji X100F black for $1300 by Focus Camera (eBay)
+ Olympus E-M1 II body for $2000 but has “Best Offer” enabled by Pixel Connection (eBay)
+ all Canon 77D kits now get 2% promotional rewards at B&H Photo
+ used Fuji GFX-50S in used condition for $5860 at Amazon Warehouse Deals
+ out of stock: Fuji X-T2 Graphite, X-T2 with 18-55, Nikon D7500
This is a nice bundle for new Canon shooters. The official Canon 50mm f1.8 and 10-18mm Portrait & Travel 2-Lens Kit is bundled with a handful of free accessories for the same price of $350 with free shipping at Adorama. The freebies are: Adorama and Lowepro lens cases, Tiffen and Vivitar lens filters, and a cleaning kit. The lenses will ship right away, but some of the freebies may take longer to arrive per the page over there…
For more Adorama action, check their latest 48 Hour Sale…
If you are a fan of AC Delco single-use AA alkaline batteries, their 100-pack of “AC Delco Super” are on sale for the very specific price of $15.07 at Amazon by Amazon itself, with a limit of one set per customer. These are also available through “Subscribe and Save” (SaS) for $14.32 or less. Keep in mind, with “Subscribe and Save”, future orders will be at the future-current prices, not the price you pay for the first shipment. But you can get 5-15% off on the then-current prices depending on how many SaS items you have that month.
If you need more, the AmaznoBasics 100-pack goes for the very specific price of $15.79.
Fly our friendly (and licensed) skies with the new condition DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quadcopter Drone with 2.7K HD Video Camera OR vicariously fly with other people’s drone videos on YouTube. The latter is FREE but the former goes for $679 with free shipping at B&H Photo and by Amazon itself (limit 3).
Also part of the NAB 2017 sale-a-brations, Adorama has launched a diverse but video-centric NAB sale featuring Rokinon Cine lenses, a variety of lightning and studio equipment, various video-friendly cameras and camcorders, tripods, computers and more. Lots of products are offered, too many to list here individually.
In parallel, there is a freebie promotion on select LaCIE Thunderbolt Storage Arrays, you get a FREE Pelican case and a FREE Apple adapter. Eight options are available and prices range from $2999 all the way up to $9999.
UPDATE: they have also launched a 48-Hour Sale featuring a pot-pouri of camera and photo gear (a total of 33 options).
On the waterproof cameras front, the lime-green Fuji XP90 is offered in certified refurbished condition for $105 with free shipping by a 3rd-party seller with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so you get free 2-day shipping as a member.
NOTE #1: the seller’s name is “Prime Deal” but it has nothing to do with Amazon. I do not know why Amazon allows 3rd-party sellers to use names that can confuse the casual shopper into thinking this is Amazon.
NOTE #2: “certified refurbished” at Amazon is a term Amazon defines products that have a 90-day minimum warranty but they can be refurbished by anyone, manufacturer, 3rd-party, seller, unicorns, etc. They have created a portal dedicated to certified refurbished products over there.
This coupon expired…
As of a 4/17/17 AM recheck, the price jumped up up up and away, but the prices of these things changes all the time…
If you are looking for versatile USB storage, the small Fit flash drives can be semi-permanently left in laptop and desktop port without sticking out like a sore thumb or can be used with or in conjunction with other portable storage options. Regardless, the 128GB Sandisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 flash drive (model SDCZ43-128G-A46) is on sale for $28 at Amazon by Amazon itself with up to three units per customer. The usual free shipping terms apply.
In other Amazon action, the Navy color-scheme of the eBags Clip Laptop Backpack is on sale for $25 and Prime eligible.
These daily deals expired but for more action, check their Featured Sales…
This Rebel’s cause expired 🙂
The new Sony a9 flagship full frame camera along with the new 100-400 Master lens are now available for pre-order, as Sony has gone into an smartphone-esque two-phase announcement. They are pre-orderable as follows:
There’s also a few more pro-caliber accessories coming along with the a9, the Sony HVL-F45RM Compact, Radio-Controlled Gn 45 Camera Flash with 1″ Display for $400, and the Sony NPAMQZ1K Multi Battery Adaptor Kit also for $400.
The release estimate for the a9 and accessories is May 25-26 in 2017. The 100-400 lens has a late July release estimate. As usual, there is a YMMV to the estimate, especially since these are flagship/pro gear that are not made in mass-market fashion.
The a9 announcement gave the Mirrorless cameras the lead, they are leading DSLRs 6-5 in 2017. It’s starting to look like a hockey game score 🙂
The “default” weekend sale is back at Discount Mags with Outdoor Photographer and Digital Photo going for $5 per magazine per year, Videomaker for $7, Digital Photo PRO for $8. These are printed magazines delivered by mail to US address. On the digital Zinio subscription front, Shutterbug offered for $10 per year. The usual assortment of other magazines are offered, including $5/year options like Wired, Pop Sci, ESPN The Magazine, etc. Offers end Monday night.
These daily deals expired…
This weekend promotion expired, but they have recurring offers of different kind on a regular basis…
Batteries are included in this item. In fact, it is batteries 🙂 The 100-pack of AmazonBasics single-use AA batteries is currently on sale for the very specific price of $16.52 at Amazon by Amazon actual with a limit of up to 27 100-packs per customer. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time/date unknown. It comes out to six batteries per dollar, which is pretty good. Free shipping for Prime members or with a $35+ order.
Speaking of 100-packs from AmazonBasics, they have a 100-pack of 1.0mm Ballpoint pens for $4.06, half of the pens are blue, half are black. This is an Add-On item, so a $25+ order is a must. It comes out to almost 25 pens per dollar. Useful if pens keep disappearing at the studio or if you want to donate at a local school or non-profit. For more Amazon-y things, check the Elsewhere at Amazon section in the almost-daily lightning deal round-ups.
If you like to boldly-go and try new battery chargers, the AC Delco 4-slot AA/AAA slow-moving charger bundled with two AA 2000 mAh low self-discharge batteries is currently on sale for $9~ by Amazon itself or for even less if you buy it with “Subscribe and Save”. Food items are not the only ones eligible for “Subscribe and Save”, consumables (in a broader sense) are participating too. It has no customer reviews, so you can be the one to boldly go and inform the masses 🙂 Batteries must be charged in pairs. This is a slow-moving / overnight type of a charger which is a plus or minus depending on what you prefer/need.
Superzoom with RAW action now, Panasonic’s new ZS70 (not to be confused with the good old FZ70 superzoom), with a 1/2.3″ MOS 20mp sensor and 30x optical zoom, and RAW is on now available for pre-order, in two color schemes, for $450 at Adorama and Amazon itself and B&H Photo. As usual, the early adopters pay the “having it first” tax, but time will eventually erode the price.
Speaking of superzooms and eroding prices, the Panasonic FZ70 is on sale for $250 by Amazon itself (limit three per customer).
The new ZS70 has been added to the New Cameras of 2017 Tracker. Only serious P&S cameras are added there. RAW is a litmus test ~ among others 🙂
To the Land of the Tripods we go with another Manfrotto offering, this one at Adorama, it is the Manfrotto Befree One Aluminum Ultra-Compact and Lightweight Tripod offered for $100 with free shipping in three color schemes, in the Gray color or the Red color or the Black color. This is a weekend sale (or earlier if sold out). The different colors can be handy if you want to separate their use (eg one color for outdoor use, one color for indoor use (eg schools or hospitals where you don’t want to bring in manure from the cow photography project), one color for in-house/in-studio work.
Also running at Adorama (until 4/27/17 or earlier if sold out) is a sale on the refurbished-by-Lenovo Lenovo Flex 4 15.6″ Signature Edition 2-in-1 laptop (1080p IPS Touchscreen, i7-7500U 2.7GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, AMD Radeon R7 M460, Windows 10) for $639 with free expedited shipping. It comes with a 90-day Lenovo warranty. Trade-offs of flexibility and battery life as you get a Core U processor with SSD storage and dedicated graphics card.
For Canon shooters, the Yongnuo 100mm f2 is currently going for $160 with free shipping at Adorama. It is currently temporarily backordered, so keep that in mind.
And if you want to immerse yourself in DIY deal hunting, check:
Adorama is back too and with them comes a new limited time flash sale, the Flashpoint Zoom Li-on R2 TTL On-Camera Flash Speedlight For Canon (V860CII) is offered for $129 with free expedited shipping… Optionally you can purchase it together with various other Flashpoint related accessories for a combined purchase discount. Expand the yellow “Special Offer” section over there, and look at the various sub-tabs (there’s three of them as of the time of writing)…
For GoPRO HERO4 action camera users, there is a new Sennheiser MKE2 Elements Microphone available for pre-order for $200 at B&H Photo. You won’t wait long for this, the shipping estimate is next week.
And now a few more sale items from B&H, grouped together so I won’t create another half a dozen short posts. First up, bags! The Think Tank Photo CityWalker 30 Messenger Bag in the blue slate color-scheme is on sale for $80 with free expedited shipping, with a limit of up to three units per customer.
If you are interested in one of them Wacom graphics tablets but don’t want to break the bank, the Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet (Black, Small) is offered in refurbished condition for $179 with free expedited shipping. Offer ends 4/23/17 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out).
Messenger bags and iPads go hand in hand (the aforementioned Think Tank has a compartment for up to a 15″ laptop, which should fit the iPad fine ~ you can also put the iPad in a case or a sleeve for double protection), which brings us to the Apple 9.7″ iPad Pro (256GB, Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray) offered for $750 with free shipping until 4/30/17 or earlier if sold out.
Speaking of Apple, the 27″ iMac with Retina 5K Display (Late 2015), model Z0SC-MK48259-BH, is on sale for $3850 with free expedited shipping until 3/24/17 or earlier if sold out. This one definitely does NOT fit in the CityWalker messenger bag. You’ll have to use something bigger if you want to take this to Starbucks and become a social media sensation 😉
The screens on tablets and computers are fine, but sometimes you need to go next level with your computer monitors. B&H is offering until 4/21/17 the NEC PA272W-BK-SV 27″ 16:9 IPS Monitor with SpectraView II for $1149 with free expedited shipping. You have to add-to-cart in order to see the discounted price.
You can certainly use this to trim coupons, but it would be the definition of overkill 🙂 On the other hand, if you have photographic reasons for it, the Dahle 554 Professional Rolling Trimmer (28-1/4″) is on sale for $160 with free expedited shipping.
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And now a couple of lighting-related offers from B&H. First up, the Impact Fluorescent 19″ Ring Light with Dimmer is on sale for $159 with free expedited shipping for a limited time.
Next up, there are two options for the Interfit S1 500Ws HSS TTL Monolight. The aforelinked AC and Battery-Powered model goes for $680 with free expedited shipping, while the AC Power only model goes for $500. These offers expire 4/25/17 or earlier if sold out.
For more action, check the B&H Featured Sales, now re-loaded with more post-Holiday offers!
B&H is back after the Holidays and to celebrate that, they have a mini e-doorbuster, the Benro MIS28ABR0 iStudio Aluminum Monopod Kit with BR0 Ball Head goes for $20 with free shipping. The free shipping gets upgraded to free expedited shipping if your order total is $49+. Limit three units per customer. Offer ends 4/23/17 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out.
Speaking of legged stabilizers, B&H offers the Davis & Sanford Provista 7518B Tripod with V18 Fluid Head for $160 with free expedited shipping for a limited time.
For more action, check the B&H Featured Sales, now re-loaded with more post-Holiday offers!