The Nikon A Big-Sensor-Prime’s price took a while but finally started coming down to reality. You can now buy two of these for the price of one Fuji X100T. You can buy two because B&H Photo has the Nikon A cameras (either color) on sale for $600 with free shipping and free pouch and 16GB SDHC card. With free expedited shipping.
New arrival at B&H Photo, in-stock and ready to ship, it is the Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f4 ZA OSS Lens for $1350 with free shipping. This is a full frame E-mount lens.
While price-checking the NewEgg newsletter, this emerged as a deal, you can get the Corel Paintshop Pro X7 software, for Windows, in either software-box-by-mail or digital-download, for $33 at Amazon. This is a sale price, not part of the lightning deals, so duration and expiration are unknown. It is possible that Corel software may be offered in lightning deals and doorbusters, so it’s up to you to decide whether you want to wait.
B&H Photo is offering the Panasonic GH4 body only with a bonus $50 B&H Photo Gift Card for $1500 with free shipping. The gift card will be included by B&H Photo automatically while this promotion is running. You will see the promotion mentioned right below the camera’s name, it starts with “INCLUDES FREE”.
NewEgg has launched a 72 hour pre-Black-Friday sale where they guarantee prices won’t be lower on Black Friday (or they will price-match them). However, it is not clear whether they are price-matching their own website or the whole internet. Some of the deals require promo codes, and for those to work, you must be signed up to the NewEgg e-mail e-newsletters or be willing to sign-up for them. Of camera and photo interest:
+ Adobe Creative Cloud – Digital Membership [Prepaid 12 Month] for $380 with promo code
+ various hard disks
+ Expires Monday 11pm ET: 5% total order with promo code NAFBF14A at checkout
+ only one promo code will be applied per item per order (in other words, items with dedicated promo codes won’t be eligible to stack general purpose promo codes)
+ promo codes expire at 3am ET on 11/27/14 unless otherwise indicated over there
If you want to “test” their price-matching guarantee scheme, they offer Corel Paintshop Pro X7 for $40 with Promo code but it currently goes for $33 at Amazon.
The main Best Buy website deal of the day is a sale on Sandisk Pixtor SDHC memory cards, Class 10, UHS-3, up to 80MB/sec. The 32GB goes for $20, the 64GB for $40. There’s also a couple of microSDs on sale at the same storage levels. Limit five per item per order. Some may be eligible for Store Pickup depending on local store availability. Offer ends by the end of day on Monday.
If you are subscriber to the Olympus USA (GetOlympus) e-mail newsletters, the Olympus Store survey we mentioned earlier has been extended until Sunday night on 11/30/14. If you take the survey, they will give you a coupon for 5% off your next order at the Olympus USA store. Of interest for items that never or rarely go on sale. Details on the previous post… To be clear, you must be signed up to the Olympus newsletter and have an invitation to fill out the survey in your email. If you are using Priority Inbox or other fancy email organizers, you may have to search for it.
This limited time offer expired with 100% claimed…
The headliner of the Lightning Deals camera-wise for Monday is the certified refurbished Nikon D3300 with 18-55 DX VR and 55-200 DX lenses offered for $500 with free shipping, sold by Beach Camera on Amazon, with the order fulfilled by Amazon (eligible for free 2-day Prime shipping). Offer ends by 2:50pm ET or earlier if sold out.
We just updated the Fuji X100T stock status page and we have good news, the camera continues to be in-stock at multiple retailers, and now, Amazon itself has it in-stock along with Beach Camera and many others. Check the aforelinked stock status tracking page for more details.
In typical fashion, Amazon teased via press release some of their online doorbusters that will be offered by Black Friday. Of camera interest, the teaser says “Top selling DSLR with two-lenses for under $500″. They don’t say which, but we can theorize…
… if they follow the pattern of the brick and mortar circular ads, those repeatedly feature two sub-$500 two-lens DSLRs kits, the Nikon D3200 for $500 and the Canon D-Rebel T5 for $450. (in the ads, the D3200 two lens kit goes for $499.9x, which technically is under $500 – I round up prices for simplicity). So mayhaps these are the ones.
The press release also promises three “coveted” deals on “Thanksgiving at midnight” (nebulous when people say that – 11:59pm or 12:01am is much clearer!) and three more “coveted deals” on Black Friday. They will show up in their Black Friday page among many other places.
We updated the Black Friday Ad analysis mega-post at the main blog with a breakdown of the ads from Target, Sears and Walmart. The biggest discount perhaps is the Nikon Coolpix L330 compact-zoom (26x) offered for $100 at Target. They typically have one exclusive model number from Nikon they use as a doorbuster every year.
For a limited time (expires by the end of day on 11/26/14), Amazon.com has a new offer: purchase a $100+ Amazon.com Camera electronic Gift Card (e-mail delivery) and receive a $25 promotional credit in your account to spend on select DSLR/mirrorless cameras in the future. Detailed terms and conditions can be found at the aforelinked pages.
Gift Card vs Promotional Credit
The $100+ Amazon Camera Gift Cards can be used on any purchase at Amazon.com (they brand gift cards in different ways, for example they sell Kindle Gift Cards but you can use them for any purchase). They never expire.
The $25 promotional credit will be added to your account within 24 hours of purchasing the $100+ electronic Amazon Camera Gift card and Amazon.com will send you an email notifying you that the $25 credit has been added to your account. The $25 promotional credit can only be used towards the purchase of select DSLR kits (over 250 options) and select mirrorless kits (over 230 options). The promotional credit expires on 1/31/15 if not used. Limit one $25 promotional code per customer. 1-Click purchases are not eligible. You can verify the promotional credit is in your account by adding a qualifying camera and advancing to the Checkout page – you should see an option to use or not use the promotional credit towards the purchase.
This offer makes sense if you are planning to purchase one of those DSLRs or mirrorless camera kits between now and 1/31/15. You buy the $100+ email Gift Card. Within 24 hours, the $25 promotional credit will be applied to your Amazon.com account. Then you can buy the DSLR/mirrorless kit of your choice and apply both the $100+ Gift Card and $25 Promotional Credit towards the purchase price (and any other payment methods available in your account).
Especially if you haven’t participated in similar offers before, be sure to thoroughly read the terms and conditions, they explain this offer very well.
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If you are looking for short term cloud storage as additional-additional layers of backup of your photos, both Google and Microsoft are now offering rivaling 1TB cloud storage options for FREE when you purchase select Chromebooks and Windows 8 laptops -for a limited time. The catch however is that the storage is free for a limited time only, Google for two years and Microsoft OneDrive for one year. Microsoft started the 1TB thing and today Google “price matched” it by jumping from the usual 100MB for Chromebooks to 1TB. The Google deadline for purchases of eligible computers is 12/31/14. Terms and restrictions apply to these offers and I don’t know what happens if you are already in the middle of an offer or if you had previously redeemed a similar option… Ironically, perhaps we are getting close to the point where it might be cheaper to buy a new laptop to get the free 1TB Cloud storage than rent the Cloud storage outright
Daily deals fans, your wish has come true! B&H Photo has launched a Daily Deal page. Each daily deal will expire at 11:59pm ET of that day, or earlier if the item sells out. Today’s item is a 2TB My Book VelociRaptor Duo Thunderbolt Desktop Hard Drive for $280 with 5% rewards and free shipping. Limit 10 per customer. The page also has a % claimed, so that gives you a better indicator of how much time you have to decide whether to get it or not… This has also been added to the right Sidebar of this blog under “DAILY DEALS LINKS”, so you can check on your own at any time, you don’t have to wait for me to wake up from hibernation
B&H Photo has a new round of Featured Specials including the following (with free shipping):
If you are an American Express card member, check the Offers section of their website for your account (while logged on – the “Amex Offers For You” tab). If you spend $500 or more at Showcase Photo and Video, you will receive $100 as a statement credit to your credit card. You must manually opt-in for the offer through your account. The offer ends 1/19/2015. More details under the offer over there.
Adorama is offering the Pentax K-3 body only with D-BG5 battery grip and 32GB card and 4% promotional rewards for $800 with free expedited shipping when you enter coupon code EARLYPEEK at checkout. Offer ends on 11/26/14 or earlier if sold out.
The Rokinon 8mm f3.5 fisheye lens is on sale for $200 with free shipping in six different mounts, five SLR (C/N/A/P and Four Thirds) and Sony E-mount at B&H Photo.
The featured deal of the day at the eBay Deals for Thursday is the new condition GoPro Hero3+ Plus Black Edition Adventure with Wi-Fi CHDHX-302 going for $345 with free shipping, with a limit of one per buyer. This is offered by eBay seller “altatac” (99.3%). Over 300 sold from this listing so far.