Starts Tue 5pm ET: SeaLife DC1400 Reef Underwater Digital Camera with Fisheye Sale

Per the schedule at the Amazon Gold Box and the Camera and Photo page things are fairly quiet on the camera and photo front for Tuesday 8/4/15 (a couple of “iPhone lenses” and such), except for 5pm ET, where SeaLife DC1400 Reef Underwater Digital Camera w/ Fisheye Lens & Case (Waterproof up to 200 ft. / 60m) is scheduled to go live. The price before the sale (as of the time of writing) is $600. I don’t know what the sale price is going to be.

As usual, keep in mind, items can be surprise-added and/or deleted from the Gold Box schedule, and short of refreshing the Gold Box page every 10 minutes, I can’t keep track of them on a 100% accurate basis.

Tue: Lytro Illum light field camera for $800

The B&H Photo Deal of the Day good until 11:59pm ET on Tuesday or earlier if sold out, is the new condition Lytro Illum Light Field Digital Camera offered for $800 with free shipping, with a limit of ten per camera. This is the “real” Lytro camera, not the Pez Dispenser kind.

For more B&H action, check their Featured Deals page.

Pre-order new Fuji X-T1 IR Infrared Camera for $1700

Infrared action! Fuji has announced an infrared version of its X-T1 camera, aptly named the “X-T1 IR” and said new camera is now available for pre-ordering for $1700 at Adorama with free expedited shipping.

Epson printer mail-in rebates (five options)

If you are not afraid of mail-in rebates, five different Epson printers have mail-in rebate promotions with rebate amounts ranging from $150 to $300 at Adorama. The PDF of the rebates can be found on the eligible product pages over there.

27-inch LG 27MP57HT-P IPS monitor for $150 after $50 MIR

If you are looking for a 27-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS monitor and you are not afraid of mail-in rebates, Adorama is offering this 27-inch LG Electronics 27MP57HT-P IPS LED computer monitor for $150 after a $50 mail-in rebate (prepaid gift card, not check). This is a sRGB 72%, with 250 cd/ m2, two HDMI inputs, one VGA, etc. LG’s ScreenSplit software (Win, Mac) split the screen in different ways, including a 4-way split. The rebate form is available in PDF format and can only used at Adorama. Rebate period is 8/3 to 8/10 in 2015.

5% rewards at Rakuten with coupon code

If you are a frequent Rakuten Rewards points user, they have a new promotion for the whole month of August 2015. Use coupon code REWARDME to get 5% back in Rewards Points. This is not a discount on the purchase price, but rewards to use on future purchases. The rewards have expiration dates. Check the full terms and conditions over there.

Refurbished GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition w/1yr warranty for $180

Another day, another rearranging of the eBay Deals chairs and among these, you can get the manufacturer refurbished GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition for $180 with free shipping with a one year warranty, factory sealed, sold by the official GoPro eBay store.

Speaking of eBay, Adorama’s eBay store is offering the new condition 500GB Samsung 850 EVO 2.5″ SATA III Internal Solid State Drive, model #MZ-75E500B/AM, for $150 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer.

Flashpoint 448w Cool Light Video Kit With Portable Background System for $300

Adorama has a surprise flash sale (double pun!). For a limited time only, you can get the Flashpoint 448w Cool Light Video Kit With Portable Background System for $300 with free expedited shipping (which is nice because lighting/studio gear tend to be on the big and heavy side). This kit includes:

  • Flashpoint Cool Light 7 Socket Fluorescent Lamp Unit (2)
  • Softbox
  • Fluorescent Lamps
  • Air Conditioned Heavy Duty Light Stand (2)
  • Belle Drape Portable 5’X 6′ Chroma Key Background
  • Flashpoint Nano Light Stand
  • Flashpoint Adjustable Length Backdrop and Reflector
  • Flashpoint 1 Year Warranty

Ends Tue 3am ET: Computer Accessories sale: SSD, HDD, Flash Drives, etc

The main Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day for Tuesday is a sale on Computer Accessories (there are two pages there) that includes four Transcend, Sandisk and OCZ SSDs, a couple of Seagate hard disks (one internal, one external), a 24″ Dell 1080p U2414H monitor for $185, tiny 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive for $30 and 64GB USB 2.0 for $17. The limit is one of each item. Offers end by 3am ET on Tuesday or earlier if they sell out.

PS: there may have been an Extreme SD card in the hazy hours of the early morning when I checked but it’s not there now (probably sold out if not there – if I didn’t imagine it)

Request for Comments: Who do you want to see in the Blog Sidebar and Below Individual Posts?

This is an RFC (request for comments). What would you like to see in the Blog Sidebar and also below individual blog-post pages (which are currently fairly short)? What would you like NOT to see? Please feel free to use the online contact form or send an email (the direct email address is at the previously linked page), or leave a comment here or use Twitter. I have a long list of items I’m considering, but I won’t mention them here so they won’t influence this feedback process.

PS: in the next few days I will be experimenting with various things in the Sidebars and below blog-posts so in those two places, you may see items appear and disappear as they get tested out.

Canon 1D X body with $92 rewards for $4600

UPDATE (8/3/15): B&H Photo is offering it for $4600 with 2% rewards and free 32GB Sandisk Extreeeme Pro and Shoulder Bag and Vello wireless timer.

Vroom-vroom! New sporting seasons are rolling out left and right. Time for a vroom-vroom speed-demon camera sale. The new condition Canon 1D X body only is now going for $4600 with free shipping and $92 in promotional rewards at Adorama.

(ENDED) Ends Tue 1am ET: Duracell Sale (2 chargers, 4AA, 4AAA for $25) {also single-use offers}

This particular offer but the Duracell promotion is recurring and may likely return at some unspecified point in the future…
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(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: Rokinon 12/2 (NEX), B+W, Case Logic, Joby, Pawtec, etc

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

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Imported Nikon 24-120mm f4 VR for $550 {vs refurbished for $780}

Back to Los eBay Deals du Jour where GetItDigital is offering the new condition imported grey-market Nikon 24-120mm f4G ED VR SLR lens for $550 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. It comes with a one year warranty from the seller (GetItDigital), not Nikon USA.

If you are not comfortable with imported grey-market items, but still don’t want to pay new condition full price, there’s a middle path, you can get it manufacturer refurbished with the Nikon USA blessings for $780 with free shipping by Adorama.

(ENDED) Starts Sunday 2pm ET: Kea Sigma Delta Flexible Tripod for Compact Cameras Sale

This lightning deal expired…
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Panasonic TS6 Waterproof with Many Extras (including AfterShot Pro 2) for $278

Splash, into me! If Dave Matthews was doing camera instead of yogurt covers of their own songs, this may have been what they used for waterproof cameras. With that unnecessary sentence out of the way, Adorama has Panasonic TS6 waterproof bundles for $278 with free shipping and a boatload of extras: 16GB Toshiba SD card, Lowepro case, Vivitar floating strap, cleaning kit, and more important perhaps of all, the Corel Digital Organization Creativity Software Kit which includes the AfterShot Pro 2 and Paintshop Pro X7 software (along with a couple of other titles, FileCenter, OmniPage). No coupons, no rebates, just add the thing to the shopping cart and checkout.

TIP: look for the aforementioned bundles in the long list of 20 options there. This offer is currently available in black or orange or blue or cameo (camouflage).

For the TL;DR crowd, the aforementioned bundles look like this in the search results (note the tiny little software boxes in the annotated screenshot below):


$5 per magazine per year: Pop Photo or Outdoor Photographer

This weekend sale at Discount Mags has two photography magazines offered for $5 per year per magazine, Popular Photography or Outdoor Photographer. The usual terms, up to three years (independently adjustable), offer good for renewals, gift subscriptions or new subscribers, US mailing addresses, printed magazines, no autorenewals, and such. Offer ends Sunday at 11:59pm ET (I’ve never seen magazine subscriptions sell out since they can print as many as needed – in fact it would be a nice problem to have – many new subscribers – considering where things are with print).

Imported Sony a7S body for $1800

Back to the eBay Deals where GetItDigital (99.7%) is offering the new condition imported (grey market) Sony a7S body only for $1800 with free shipping, with the usual limit of five per customer. The main picture has the a7 box, while the rest of the listing talks about the a7s. That and the unusual look of the box in the listings perhaps causing people to not buy it. It comes with a one year warranty from the seller GetItDigital, not from Sony USA.

At authorized Sony USA dealers this goes for $2500 such as Adorama (free Shure or Audio Technica mic) or B&H Photo (2% rewards = $50) or Amazonia.

1TB External 2.5″ Seagate HDD for $50 with coupon (four color choices for color coded backups)

If you like to backup your data in 1TB increments, or color-code your backups by the color of the external hard drive, good until 8/5/15 (or earlier if sold out), coupon code 1TBJULY015 entered at checkout at Adorama gets you the 1TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2.5″ external hard drive for $50 with free expedited shipping. It is available in the following colors: silver 1TB and blue 1TB and red 1TB and black 1TB. So as you can see, colorful electronics can be practical, not just cosmetic :)

(ENDED) 75% off Walgreens Photo Books with Coupon

This limited time offer expired… The Walgreens Photo website has a new coupon code, code INABOOK gets you 75% off their Photo Book options until the end of day on August 1 (2015). Limit five uses of the coupon per customer during this promotional period. Books include 20 pages (ten sheets). Additional pages per book are extra. Store pickup may be available. Shipping is not free. Check details over there.

(SOLD OUT) Ends by Sun 1am ET: refurbished 13.3″ Toshiba Chromebook 2 (CB35-B3340) for $185

As speculated, this sold out during the day (and got replaced by a Windows laptop) before the full 24 hours elapsed…

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32GB Sony SDHC Class 10 for $10 w/free s&h {limit 10}

With the bigger memory card prices coming down, the smaller denominations are getting squeezed, which means more deals if you prefer 16GB or 32GB cards. Case in point, the 32GB Sony Class 10 UHS-1 (up to 40MB/sec) is currently on sale for $10 with free shipping, with a limit of ten of them per customer at B&H Photo as one of their Featured Deals.

PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver for $127

The PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver is currently on sale for $127 in black or yellow B&H Photo and Amazon.

Nissin Sale plus Mail-In Rebates (18 options)

Adorama has a sale on Nissin Lightning Gear along with a mail-in rebate promotion on some of them. A total of 18 items are participating in the promotion.

Accessories: $10 Tripod, $20 Toshiba 16GB FlashAir II, $30 bounce

In this post we round up a trio of discounted camera accessories at Adorama, with free shipping, even for the $10 item. They are:

+ Aiptek ZAC-STD-5 Lightweight Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan Head for $10
+ 16GB Toshiba FlashAir II Wireless SD Card, Class 10 for $20
+ LumiQuest Bounce Flash System for $30