The theme for this weekend’s sale at DiscountMags is multi-year discounts. You get the usual sale prices for a 1-year subscription, but if you do a 3-year subscription, you get the biggest discounts. A 3-year subscription of either Pop Photo or Digital Photo or Outdoor Photographer is $13 for the 3-year term of a single magazine. Digital Photo PRO is $19 for the 3-year year term. You can adjust the number of years, but the annual price increases as you go from 3 to 2 to 1 years. No auto-renewal. They ship to USA addresses only.
On the lighting front, B&H Photo is offering the Genaray SpectroLED-14 Three Light Kit (120VAC/12VDC) for $750 with free expedited shipping as one of their Featured Weekly Specials.
If you like retractable USB 3.0 flash drives and pirates (did we miss the Talk Like a Pirate Day?), the 32GB Corsair Flash Voyager Slider USB3.0 Flash Drive is on sale for $9 with a limit of five per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. Free shipping for Prime members or with the usual $49+/$25+ for non-members. In terms of $/GB, the 128GB “defeats” it at $33 if you need/want/prefer more storage instead of multiple smaller ones.
There’s about one week left in the current iteration of the Fuji X-System Instant Rebates featuring the X-T1, X-T10 and X100T digital cameras and a handful of primes and zoom lenses. No coupons, no rebates, the price you see is the price you pay. Some of the items may also get promotional rewards and/or freebies. Details on the individual product pages.
It’s freebie time at Stacksocial, but as with all their previous freebies, it requires social media activity. Namely you have to follow them on Twitter or Facebook or Google+ and share the offer on one of those places. This freebie is a 10-session Photography Class in a five week period. You can watch it LIVE or On-Demand later. Details on the class at Shaw Academy.
Monoprice is creative with their coupon codes, this time around, season coupon code ICEDTEA gets you 10% off almost everything at the Monoprice website. Some items are ineligible ~ you can find out by adding coupon to cart and clicking on “View Details” on the coupon details, or the old fashioned way (add item to cart and see if it gets discounted). Offer ends 6/27/16.
The drones are getting smarter and smarter, it was about time to develop more effective obstacle avoidance systems. It is pre-order for one such new drone system, the YUNEEC Typhoon H Hexacopter with Intel RealSense, GCO3+ 4K Camera, and Backpack is available for pre-order for $1900 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo with a late July 2016 release estimate… For more new/recent arrivals, check their New Arrivals page…
Since fate has created a mini medium format theme today, how about a professional wedding and documentary photography bundle? The Canon EOS C100MK II Wedding/Documentary Kit is now in-stock and ready to ship for $6000 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. It is eligible for the optional Canon Financial financing offers for business customers. NOTE: this is NOT returnable!
The kit is centered on the EOS C100 Mark II Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only) kit and includes a number of additional items: AVX Camera-Mountable Lavalier Digital Wireless Set (ME2 Lavalier), Ronin-M 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer, and SKB Case Holds Entire Package for the whole package. See pictures and “In the Box” sections over there for complete details.
A comment by S.W. Anderson in the Hasselblad MF Mirrorless post got me price-checking medium format cameras, and it looks like the first generation Pentax 645D body only is currently going for $4000 in new condition at Amazon by Amazon actual. This is no longer available from B&H and Adorama. Amazon’s shipping estimate is 1-4 months, so keep that in mind if you need it to arrive quickly.
Or if you are a more adventurous shopper, there are a couple of eBay listings on it:
+ New Condition for $3150 with Best Offer Enabled (this is a private eBay listing for extra protection; ships from Los Angeles)
+ Used Condition for $2650 [CORRECTED!] (ships from Delaware; listing says used in-studio only with 3269 actuations)
+ the eBay listings above are from individuals, not retailers
In comparison, the latest model, the Pentax 645Z, goes for $7000 in new condition at B&H Photo (with 4% rewards = $280~) and Adorama (with 4% rewards = $280~). There’s also a 645Z Comprehensive Starter Kit that goes for $16,000 and includes three lenses (55/2.8, 90/2.8, 28-45/4.5, extra accessories and the protective case you see in the pictures.
If you want to get posterized, the leading coupon mid-week offer at Walgreens Photo is 40% off Prints, Posters & Enlargements when you use coupon code code MANYPICS40 by Saturday 6/25/16 at 11:59pm Central time. The usual limits of five uses per customer, etc, etc, etc apply.
External Stabilization Action now at B&H Photo, starting with the Davis & Sanford PROVISTAGR18 Provista Grounder Video Tripod going for $165 with free expedited shipping until 6/30/16.
Next up, the Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System goes for $269 with free expedited shipping until 7/2/16.
And good until 11:59pm ET tonight (6/23/16), four different Benro Tripods range from $70 to $170 with free shipping.
This Groupon offer sold out…
The mirrorless party jumps to the Medium Format world as well, Hasselblad has a new Medium Format mirrorless system with the new X1D-50c camera and two prime lenses (90/3.2 and 45/3.5). The new items are available for pre-order with a late July 2016 release estimate. The pre-order prices are $9000, $2700 and $22300 respectively and can be pre-ordered at Adorama and B&H Photo… These have been added to the New Cameras & Lenses of 2016 Tracking page…
The Monoprice MHD Sport 2.0 Wi-Fi Action Camera is on sale for a limited time for $60 with free shipping at the Monoprice website. There’s also a bundle with the Live View RF Wrist remote for $90 The sale ends on 6/26/16 PM.
Canon has launched official Video Creator Kits for the Canon 80D w/18-135mm kit and the Canon M3 w/18-55 kit. They are available for pre-order at B&H Photo for $2050 and $900 respectively.
Adorama has just launched a limited time Studio Sale featuring items from various brands include Flashpoint, 3Pod, Kipon, Glow, 247, Slinger, ProOptic. There are too many items to list here individually, time permitting I will post some separately.
Back to the eBay Deals again, with another imported camera promotion. eBay seller Photo4Less (99.9%, New York) is offering the imported grey-market Nikon D7200 body only for $750 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. There is no mention of warranty in the listing, so assume no warranty whatsoever. Over 330 units got sold so far.
At authorized dealers, the D7200 body only kit goes for $1100 and gets various free accessories, such as at Adorama.
If you are an eBay shopper, good until the close of business on Saturday 6/25/16, at Rite Aid Brick and Mortar stores, if you buy a $50 eBay Gift Card, you will receive 800 Plenti Points, which is $8 spending power in future purchases. Assuming you can spend the Plenti points on something you need/want, that’s an effective 16% discount. Limit one per customer… In parallel, they have a buy $25 Google Play Gift Card (think camera/photo apps and e-books), get 500 Plenti Points. This is limit two per customer for the week…
This coupon offer expired but sometimes it returns during 3-day weekend/holidays…
Adorama has just launched a new Flash SAle, the 1TB WD My Passport Ultra Portable Secure Hard Drive, Black, USB 3.0, model WDBGPU0010BBK-NESN, is on sale for $50 with free shipping!
UPDATE 7:33pm ET: it now gets free shipping!
PLUS shipping (typically under $5 for slowest option, may vary by zipcode).
+ ONE 16×20 inch gallery-wrapped canvas for $24 with free shipping
+ TWO 16×20 inch gallery-wrapped canvas for $38 with free shipping
+ THREE 16×20 inch gallery-wrapped canvas for $55 with free shipping
+ ONE 24×36 inch gallery-wrapped canvas for $55 with free shipping
+ ONE 5×7 inch TableTop Canvas for $5 plus $5 flat shipping
NOTE: to get the volume discount, you must select the Two or Three options. Not buy three one-unit. Annotated screenshot below:
Even though the jump from two to three is higher than the jump from one to two, on average, the two-unit option is $19 per canvas, while the three-option is $18.33 per canvas. So if you are buying for volume, the 3-unit is the lowest per-canvas price.
Limit four sets per person plus one more as gift, the usual Groupon limit of five. Check the terms, conditions and restrictions over there if you are not familiar with these type of offers.
BorrowLenses.com has a new promotion. If your gear rental ends on the 4th of July, you get that particular day’s rental for FREE. There’s no coupon code needed, the system will automatically adjust it for rentals that end on the 4th of July. Here’s an annotated screenshot from their emails that explains it:
As of 6/22/16 recheck, this sale ended…
Adorama is offering the Cullmann CONCEPT ONE 622T Aluminum Travel Tripod with Ballhead for $80 with free shipping as a while-supplies-last type of a promotion.
Some more eBay Deals action, if you are interested in imported grey-market camera gear, the new condition with 1-year seller warranty (not Canon USA) Canon 5D Mark III body only is offering for $1999 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer by eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.6%, ships from New Jersey).
More eBay Deals action, if you are interested in adding this to your PEZ dispenser collection, you can get the new condition white HTC RE Camera Stick for $70 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer from eBay seller QualityCellz (99.2%).
PS: Obligatory clarification: this is a camera stick, not a PEZ dispenser 😉