Canon CarePAK Offer extended until 7/31/16

Canon’s free 13-month CarePAK (free accidental damage protection for select registered products) has been extended until the end of July 2016. You can learn about the plan at Canon’s website and you can see a list of eligible Canon DSLRs and Lenses for this promotion at B&H Photo. Eligible items include the full frame DSLRs, the 7D Mark II, and a few lenses. You have to manually register for the promotion after purchase though, it does not activate automatically.

In-stock: Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f4.5 Aspherical III Lens for Sony E

Prime time for Sony E-mount photographers, the Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f4.5 Aspherical III Lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for $799 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Speaking of in-stock-related-matters, the Stock Status Tracker is back covering some of the upcoming DSLRs. You can also keep up with in-stock alerts using the In-Stock ALERT! category here at this blog.

Wednesday: Nixplay Wifi Cloud digital picture frames: 8″ for $85, 13″ for $160

One of the day-long Amazon Gold Box daily deals is a sale on NixPlay digital picture frames. As of the time of writing two available, an 8-inch Wifi model for $85 and a 13-inch Wifi model for $160. Limit three of each per customer. Offer ends by 3am ET on Thursday or earlier if sold out.

Panasonic LX100 with $200 Gift Card for $700

Temptation time if you are already being tempted by the Panasonic LX100 rawsumer. The brown color scheme of the camera is bundled with a $200 Adorama Gift Certificate, together going for $700 with free shipping at Adorama.

For more action, check the Adorama Mother’s Day Special Offers.

Rokinon 8mm f3.5 fisheye for $189 (C/N)

Adorama has launched a new doorbuster/flash-sale, the Rokinon 8mm f3.5 fisheye lens (manual focus, removable hood) is on sale for $189 with free shipping and $4~ in promotional rewards in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts.

For more action, check the Adorama Mother’s Day Special Offers.

Wednesday Lightning Deals: Nixplay, Tenergy, Olympia, Silicon Power, Etc

The lightning deals at the Amazon Gold Box (giant images), a subset of which you can see in widget-style format at the Electronics Deals page or an even smaller subset at the Camera & Photo deals page (not all camera and photo items appear there because of (mis)categorization) include the following among others:

+ starts 3am ET: lots of Star Wars items to celebrate “May the Fourth” throughout the day
+ strangely there are no Starship Enterprise and Captain Kirk items, even though they are among the Top 5 most beloved Star Wars characters 🙂

+ starts 9am ET: the Silicon Power storage block continues with HDD, microSD*, USB flash drives, RAM, etc

+ starts 10am ET: Nixplay Seed 10 WiFi Digital Photo Frame – Mulberry

+ from the “you didn’t know you need it” department…
+ starts 10am ET: The Doughnut Warming Coffee Mug

+ starts 10am ET: Olympia PhotoMaker 2 35 MM Film Scanner with 4 GB SD Card (Grey) (another recurring time slot item)

+ starts 12pm ET: Holy Stone X400C FPV RC Quadcopter Drone with Wifi Camera Live Video

+ starts 1pm ET: Tenergy TN141 2 Bay 9V Smart Charger with 4 pcs Centura Low Self-discharge 9V NiMH Rechargeable Batteries
+ only charges 9V rechargeables, not AA/AAA

+ ends Thursday 1am ET: refurbished 28″ Samsung 4K LED-backlit Monitor for $300 (limit 2; model U28E590D)

+ ends Thursday 3am ET: NixPlay Wifi Cloud Digital Picture Frames: 8-inch for $85, 13-inch for $160, limit 3 of each

+ additional items may get added/removed over there at any time without prior teaser/warning
+ the “Daily Deals” are revealed at 3am ET every night at the Gold Box pages ~ I often can’t check these when they go live because ZzZzZzZ wins
+ blog-post updated here on Wednesday at 10:23am ET

In Other Amazon Action
+ Fire TV for $85
+ 7-inch Fire Tablet for $40

The Stock Status Tracking Page Returns!

With so many new cameras coming out in May 2016, this was a good time to bring back the Stock Status Tracking page as an experimental feature. Out of the gate it is covering the Pentax K-1, Nikon D5 and D500 and Canon 1D X II. If you would like to see any others cameras or sellers added, please leave a comment or use the online contact form.

Tech offers at B&H: Nexus 5X, MacBooks, 1TB LaCie Mirror, etc

In addition to the previously mentioned Mother’s Day Specials good until 5/8/16 (some require coupon code MOMDAY16), there’s also a number of potentially interesting tech offers running. Among them:

+ 32GB Nexus 5X Unlocked for $300 with coupon MOMDAY16 and $25 Gift Card and Selfie Stick
+ Apple 13.3″ MacBook Air Laptop Computer (Early 2015) for $800
+ Apple 12″ MacBook (Early 2015, Gold) for $1000
+ $50 B&H Gift Card with select Apple iWatches (20 options)
+ LaCie 1TB Mirror External Hard Drive for $230
+ Apple 27″ iMac with Retina 5K Display (Mid 2015) for $1700
+ Apple 13.3″ MacBook Air Laptop Computer (Early 2015) for $950

In-stock now: Nikon D5 (CF edition)

Hide your wallets, or empty your wallets, because the Compactflash edition of the new Nikon D5 flagship DSLR is now in-stock and ready to ship to your front door for its starting price of $6500 at Adorama.

Lowepro Photo Sport Sling 100 AW (Orange) for $35 w/free S&H

Vitamin C is good for you and so is beta carotene. If you agree with these statements, you may like this very orange Lowepro Photo Sport Sling 100 AW (Orange) camera backpack on sale for $35 with free shipping at B&H Photo as one of their many Mother’s Day Specials. Offers end 5/8/16 or earlier if sold out.

Speaking of bags, the Think Tank My 2nd Brain Briefcase 15 (Harbor Blue) is on sale for $30 with free shipping at Adorama. This is a laptop, not a camera bag, but it’s heavily discounted.

MeFOTO DayTrip Tripod Kit for $69 w/free S&H

For the Day Trippers out there, the MeFOTO DayTrip Tripod Kit (Titanium) is on sale for $69 with free shipping at Adorama. Offer ends 5/8/16 or earlier if sold out.

Tamrac 5423 Aria 3 Shoulder Bag (Moss Green) for $17 w/free S&H

Eat your greens or get a green camera bag to hide them in 😉 Which brings us to the Tamrac 5423 Aria 3 Shoulder Bag (Moss Green) on sale for a limited time for $17 with free shipping at B&H Photo as a limited time doorbuster until 5/8/16.

Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary with $40 rewards and Free 95mm Filter and USB Dock for $990 (C/N/Si)

The Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens is currently going for $990 at B&H Photo and it gets 4% promotional rewards (slightly under $40), along with a FREE Sigma 95mm Protector Filter and FREE Sigma USB dock, available in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR mounts. The Sigma version is a special order, the other two are in-stock.

For more action, check their latest Mother’s Day Specials good until 5/8/16 (some require coupon code MOMDAY16).

Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD w/$50 Rewards for $500 (C/N/A)

The Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II PZD MACRO lens is currently on sale for $500 with 10% promotional rewards (around $50 to be used in future B&H purchases) with free shipping at B&H Photo. The Canon and Nikon versions are VC (image stabilization), while the Sony Alpha Minolta A-mount is not. Offer ends 5/9/16.

For more action, check their latest Mother’s Day Specials good until 5/8/16 (some require coupon code MOMDAY16).

Sigma 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro Contemporary w/$20 Rewards and Free Close-Up Lens and USB Dock for $500 (C/N/A/P/Si)

It will be very awkward in the future to have to call a 20 year old lens a “Contemporary” lens. Perhaps Sigma marketing did not zoom far enough in the future when naming these 😉

Improv aside (please only throw organic and biodynamic tomatoes at me), the Sigma 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM Contemporary lens goes for $500 at B&H Photo and it comes with 4% promotional rewards (around $20), along with a free Sigma AML72-01 Close-Up Lens and a free Sigma USB Dock including automatically by B&H while this promotion is running (it shows the free items on the individual product pages). Offer ends 5/8/16.

This is available in a stabilized version for the Canon and Nikon and Shiguma SLR mounts, and non-stabilized for the Sony A and Pentax K SLR mounts.

PS: the (C/N/A/P/Si) or similar patterns you see in the post titles are (shockingly perhaps) not the cat typing or me trying to make an obscurely obscure joke. They are abbreviations for the various camera mounts:
+ C = Canon
+ N = Nikon
+ A = Sony Alpha A-mount fka Minolta fka Dyxum fka Maxxum
+ P = Pentax K-mount
+ Si = Sigma SA SLR mount
+ E = Sony E-mount
+ m43 = Micro Four Thirds
+ X = Fuji X mount
+ M = Leica M
+ PL = PL mount
+ CX = Nikon CX 1-System 1-Mistake
+ Q = Pentax Q ~ Star Trek’s Q made them do it
+ 645 = 645

Canon 80D Kits start getting Free Accessories

After the early adapters are fed at the trough of time (vomit-worthy poetic imagery here!), newly released digital cameras start getting free accessories with purchase, often before the first discounts arrive. Such is the case with the Canon 80D kits, all three official kits (body $1200, w/18-55 $1350, w/18-135 $1600) are getting three free accessories at B&H Photo: extra Watson battery, 16GB Extreme SDHC, and shoulder bag.

On the other hand, if you are the mail-in rebate and gift card type, there is one such bundle centered around the 80 body only at Adorama. You pay $1600 at checkout, and receive the Canon 80D body only, the Pixma PRO 100 printer, its trusty sidekick (50pk 13×19″ SG-201 photo paper), a 32GB Lexar SD card, and an extra 3rd-party charger with two 3rd-party batteries. After you make sure all is well, you submit the mail-in rebate, and if all is well, a few weeks later you will receive a $350 prepaid American Express Gift Card by snail mail, making it a $1250 after $350 MIR offer.

In-stock now: Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 and 85mm f1.8 (FF E-mount)

This is the first of three in-stock alerts from B&H Photo, don’t bat an eye, you may miss them (I think I have exceeded my quota of bat/Batis jokes for this year).

Two new Zeiss Batis E-mount lenses are now in-stock at B&H Photo, and they come with 4% promotional rewards (to be used in future B&H purchases). It is the Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 for $1200 and the Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 for $1300. This is full frame E-mount.

For more action, check the latest B&H Mother’s Day Specials good until 5/8/16 (some require coupon code MOMDAY16).

In-stock now: Sigma 50-100mm f1.8 DC HSM Art for $1100 (C/N)

If camera-gear announcements were done like post-game sports interviews, Sigma executives would be teary-eyed saying “we proved the naysayers wrong, they said it couldn’t be done, but we did it! I would like to thank my team mates and coaches…”…

… which brings us to the Sigma 50-100mm f1.8 DC HSM Art Lens, now in-stock and ready to ship at its starting price of $1100 from B&H Photo in the Canon EF mount and Nikon F mount.

In-stock now: Pentax HD FA 28-105mm f3.5-5.6 ED DC WR for $500

The last of the three in-stock alerts from B&H Photo is for the world of K-full-frame, the new Pentax HD FA 28-105mm f3.5-5.6 ED DC WR is now in-stock for its starting price of $500 at B&H Photo.

PS: it is Spring Arrival season, so I suspect there will be many and more in-stock alerts in May of this year. It is May, which means already 1/3rd of 2016 is OVER! Time flies!

Sony a6000 kits with $50 Gift Card and Extras

B&H Photo has a promotion bundling a $50 B&H Photo Gift Card along with either 4% promotional rewards or free accessories for a variety of the Sony a6000 kits. A total of 24 bundles are available. Some get free accessories, some get 4% rewards, some get both, some get neither. Check each individual listing of interest to see what is included. Offers end 5/8/16.

For more action, check their latest Mother’s Day Specials good until 5/8/16 (some require coupon code MOMDAY16).

Nikon D610 Body and Nikon MB-D14 Battery Grip and $60 rewards and Extras for $1500

Look under your chairs Nikon full frame photographers. You get a battery grip, and you get a battery grip, and you get a battery trip! If you are not a Nikon photographer, you get a limited edition box of Oprah Chai 🙂

The above paragraph, in case it wasn’t obvious, it was a joke, but this offer is not a joke. You get the Nikon D610 body only along with the official Nikon MB-D14 battery grip along with a 16GB Sandisk Extreme card, a shoulder bag and an extra Watson-brand EN-EL15 compatible battery, along with 4% promotional rewards (around $60 to be used in the future), all together for the regular price of the D610 body only of $1500 at B&H Photo.

For more action, check their latest Mother’s Day Specials good until 5/8/16 (some require coupon code MOMDAY16).

Nikon D810 body and Nikon MB-D12 Battery Grip and Extras for $2800

B&H Photo is back and a new wave of specials has been unleashed. We start full frame with the Nikon D810 body only bundled with the official Nikon MB-D12 battery grip, along with a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO card, a shoulder bag and an extra Watson-brand EN-EL15 compatible battery, all together for the regular price of the D810 body only of $2800.

For more action, check their latest Mother’s Day Specials good until 5/8/16 (some require coupon code MOMDAY16).

Tue: Refurbished Nikon L840 (38x optical, AA) for $130

Open your doors Hall of Fame! A Deep Purple camera is coming! The refurbished Nikon Coolpix L840 superzoom (38x optical, AA power) in the Purple color scheme is on sale for $130 with free shipping or store pickup at Best Buy as one of their Tuesday deals of the day.

PS: their other deal of the day cameras are actually the regular MAP prices. At least other retailers have the decency not to make MAP prices their “daily deal” 🙂

PS2: I have began a new “wake up early” experiment. I am a bit unstuck in time, so you may see today mentioned as “Wednesday” instead of “Tuesday”. I already caught two of these before they got posted 🙂

Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera for $100 (w/paper and pouch for $113)

One of the main (aka the ones that run all day long ~ unless they sellout) Amazon Gold Box Daily Deals is a sale on various Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Cameras. The camera-only goes for $100, while the bundle with a 50pk of 2×3 ZINK paper and pouch go for $113. Limit three per bundle per customer. I believe some colors sold-out since it went live, so don’t sleep on them. Offers end at 3am ET on Wednesday or earlier if sold out.

50% to 60% off DRM-free e-Books (ends Wedn 8am ET)

Today is, among many other things (because there are many things and only 366 days per days), is “Day Against DRM”, freedom from artificial digital leashes (insert anti-DRM-rant-ExTreMe-EDiTiOn-2016-rem1x.html here). To celebrate, O’Reilly Books have a 50% off sale with coupon DRM2016. If your order total is $100+, then the coupon gets you 60% off. This only applies to e-books, not print books, not print+digital. Their “Learning Paths” are not eligible for the coupon, but they are on sale for $99 each. Sale ends Wednesday at 8am eastern.

They have mostly technical books, so you can either browse the categories or search for your items of areas of interest, for instance, photography related things to search for:

+ Photoshop, Lightroom, GIMP
+ DSLR, Camera
+ Canon, Nikon, Sony, etc (sadly nothing for Pentax)
+ Photography, etc, etc, etc

Imported Nikon 50mm f1.8G for $168

More imported camera gear action at the eBay Deals, with a Nikon prime. eBay seller “PhotoVideo4Less” (99.9%, Brooklyn::NewYork) is offering the new condition imported Nikon 50mm f1.8G lens for $168 with free shipping. There is no warranty mentioned in the eBay listing, so assume it gets no warranty.

This lens goes for $218 with free accessories at authorized Nikon USA dealers such as B&H Photo and Adorama (including the Corel software bundle). So it’s up to you to trade off the manufacturer warranty and the free accessories versus paying $50 less.

Fuji X70 with Official Leather Case or Boatload of Freebies for $700

Fuji started a successful run with APS-C Big Sensor Primes with the X100 and now their line-up has expanded and prices decreased too. The brand new Fuji X70 sells at its starting price of $700 but you have a choice of freebies. At B&H Photo you get a free Fujifilm BLC-X70 Leather Case (Black) automatically included by B&H. This is mentioned right above the Product Highlights (see annotated screenshot crop below):

fuji_x70_free_case

If you don’t need the official case, or you prefer a boatload of free accessories, Adorama is bundling it with Corel software bundle (includes AfterShot PRO 2 and Paintshop PRO X8) along with a ProOptics 49mm Essentials Filter kit, a Lowepro pouch, a 16GB Toshiba SD card, and the obligatory cleaning kit.

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC for $280 with coupon (C/A/P/E)

Sometimes the initials of camera mounts make up a real word. A cape. You can wear a cape and be a prime superhero with the Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC on sale for $280 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards at B&H Photo with coupon code MOMDAY16 in the Canon EF, Sony Alpha SLR A-mount, Pentax K-mount and Sony E-mount. These are manual focus lenses.

Panasonic ZS50 travel-zoom for $300

Zoom-zoom, the black color option of the Panasonic ZS50 travel-zoom (30x optical) is offered for $298 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (around $12) at B&H Photo and for $300 without rewards at Groupon Goods.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 Instant Film Camera for $99

The Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 Instant Film Camera in the yellow color option is on sale for $99 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit five per customer. If yellow is not your color, the sale also includes the blue and white camera bodies that go for $100 each with a limit of five as well. A 3rd-party seller has them for the same price, so you can get more from them if you need more.

TIP: this looks like it may be an automated Amazon price-match of the 3rd-party seller price, so it’s completely unpredictable how long this will last.

200pcs Fuji Instax Mini Instant Film + 100 photo frame stickers for $138

If you need plenty of Fuji Instax Mini Instant Film there is a bundle that contains 10 Twin Packs (20 instant films per Twin Pack) along with 100 photo frame stickers (see gallery picture #4 over there) and a microfiber cleaning cloth for $138 with free shipping with the order fulfilled by Amazon so you get free Prime shipping. Limit three bundles per customer.

GoPro HERO4 Silver & Remote 1.0 & Wrist for $330

From the Drones to the Action cameras, B&H Photo is having an “Add to Cart” promotion on the GoPro HERO4 Silver, model CHDHY-401, bundled with a free GoPro Remote 1.0 and Wrist Housing Bundle, all together for $330 with free shipping. The free items are listed prominently over there while this promotion is running. If you don’t see them mentioned, it means the promotion expired. You don’t have to login to see the price, but you have to click the “Add to Cart” button.

DJI Phantom 3 Standard with 2.7K Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal for $400

Another “hit single” droning on in the eBay Deals Top 100 is the new condition DJI Phantom 3 Standard with 2.7K Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal CP.PT.000168 on sale for $400 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer by eBay seller “Cookie Electronics” (98.1%, ships from New York). Over 620 units got sold so far from this listing.

Panasonic GH4 body and $150 Gift Card for $1300 [OR Imported GH4 body only for $900]

The Panasonic GH4 body only goes for $1300 at authorized Panasonic USA dealers, but they are allowed to bundle it with various free accessories. Adorama has a bundle with a $150 Adorama Gift Card and a 32GB card going for the same price of $1300… They also have other bundles that include different combinations of accessories (video-priority accessories)… Of audio-video interest, they have a bundle of the GH4 + DMW-YAGH Interface Unit + Rode Microphones VideoMic for $1700, the same price as without the free accessories…

On the other hand, if are comfortable with imported items with a 1-year seller warranty, making its way into the eBay Deals Hot 100, eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.6%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market with a 1-year seller warranty (not Panasonic USA) Panasonic GH4 body only for $900 with free shipping.

Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USB (Nikon only) for $769 with Canada Warranty only

To the Trending eBay Deals we go now where we find Canadian retailer QuickNDone (99.8%, Ontario::Canada) offering the new condition Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD in the Nikon mount only for $769 with free shipping. This ships to Canada and the USA. People buying in Canada get a 6-year Tamron Canada warranty. Limit 18 per customer (or that’s how many they are left in this offer).

(ENDED) Energizer Single-Use Battery Sales (Alkaline or Lithium; 13 bundles)

This daily deal expired…

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(ENDED) Tuesday Lightning Deals: GeekPRO Action Cam, Nixplay DigiFrame, Olympia Rerun, Etc

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

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(SOLD OUT) Book: “Road to Seeing” by Dan Winters for $41.18 [Update: JOIN WAITLIST]

The nature of the lightning deals, the one time I didn’t post them ahead of time, they featured an item that sold out quickly… The book offers previously mentioned in this post ended…

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(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: GeekPRO Action Camera, Gigastone, Posing and GoPro Books, Etc

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

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New Walgreens Photo coupons

A new week is here, and Walgreens Photo has a new round of coupons:

+ 40% off Wood Panels with coupon SURPRISEMOM (ends 5/4/16)
+ 33% OFF Photo Gifts with coupon MOMSCARDS (ends 5/7/16)
+ 75 4×6 inch prints for $10 with coupon PICS4MOM (ends 5/7/16)
+ the usual limits apply, five uses per customer, expire at 11:59pm Central time
+ free store pickup
+ S&H extra for delivery to your address (unless they have a free S&H promotion)