For Sunday only, coupon code FUNDAY gets you 15% off at the Monoprice website. The usual exclusions apply.
The Sunday daily deals at B&H Photo Daily Deals are good until 11:59pm ET (free shipping on all daily deals):
+ for more action, check their Featured Sales
Book week continues on Sunday with over 300 printed books scheduled to cycle through the Book Lightning Deals. Due to time constraints I cannot check these ahead of time, so it is a DIY adventure if interested…
+ all the Amazon Gold Box lightning deals
+ Cameras Only: Old School or New School
+ Electronics: Old School or New School
+ “Old School” are the old Widget-style; “New School” is the Gold Box links (I am trying to find links that work on all mobile devices)
+ summary of all the Prime Benefits
THE LIGHTNING DEALS
+ starts 7am ET: ZyXEL Personal Cloud Storage Server [2-Bay] with Remote Access and Media Streaming [NAS520] (price before sale $200)
+ starts 8:40am ET: ZOMEI Z688 Tripod Magnesium Alloy Monopod with Ball Head (price before sale $89)
+ starts 10:10am ET: Kattee Canvas DSLR (price before sale $57)
+ starts 12:25pm ET: Celestron 95508 Skyris 132C CMOS (Black) (price before sale $300)
+ starts 12:30pm ET: Thule Covert DSLR Small Messenger Bag (price before sale $99)
+ starts 1:25pm ET: K&F Concept TC2534 Carbon Fiber Tripod/Monopod (price before sale $170)
+ starts 2:25pm ET: Conzy Aluminum Tripod for Smartphones (price before sale $17)
+ starts 6:05pm ET: Altura Photo 52MM 0.35x Fisheye Wide Angle Lens with Macro Close-Up Portion (price before sale $26)
+ starts 8:05pm ET: Drobo 5D 10TB: Direct Attached Storage – 5 bay array – 10TB storage included with 5 x 2TB hard drives – USB 3 and Thunderbolt ports (DRDR5A21-10TB) (price before sale $1133)
+ starts 10:45pm ET: Mango Spot Lens-Shaped Coffee Mug (homage to 24-105 f4L IS USM; price before sale $11)
ELSEWHERE at AMAZON
+ NEW additions are added at the bottom of this segment throughout the day (when available/possible)
+ 4pk XCSOURCE Neoprene Lens Bags (four different sizes included) for $11
+ Fujifilm INSTAX Wide 300 Instant Film Camera for $85
+ AmazonBasics Electronic Flash for DSLRs for $28
+ 12pk AmazonBasics Rechargeable AAA batteries for $13
+ 8pk AmazonBasics Rechargeable AAA batteries for $10
+ Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball for $28
+ Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for $47
+ Six Month Prime Student Free Trial (must be eligible for “Prime Student”)
+ Battlestar Galactica Complete Series on BluRay for $36 (UK Import but it is not region locked – see reviews)
+ 100pk AmazonBasics single-use AA batteries for $24
+ Mad Max: Fury Road /Fury Road Black & Chrome Double Feature BluRay (price before sale $14.55)
+ 34-Inch Screen LG LED-lit Monitor (34UC87M-B) for $673~
+ ASUS K501UW-AB78 15.6-inch Full-HD Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7, GTX 960M, 8GB DDR4, 512GB SSD) for $799
+ 12pk Health Warrior Protein Bar Dark Chocolate Coconut Sea Salt for $13~ (less with Subscribe-n-Save) – PRO TIP: do not give these to models before the photoshoot – the chia seeds will ruin their smile 🙂
+ 3 lbs of Wonderful Pistachios (Salt and Pepper) for $17 (Prime only)
+ 8pk AmazonBasics 9V single-use batteries for $10 (or $9.50 with Subscribe and Save; ADD-ON item)
+ Office 365 Personal 1-Year Subscription for $51 (limit 3)
+ 100pk Twinings Earl Grey Tea Bags for $10~ (Jean Luc Picard NOT included)
+ 48pk AmazonBasics single-use AA batteries for $12.50 (or less with Subscribe-n-Save)
+ 6pk TCP A19 60W-equivalent LED light bulbs for $12 (Daylight or Soft White)
+ 8pk AmazonBasics AAAA (four A) single-use batteries for $4.50 (Add-ON item)
+ UE BOOM 2 Phantom Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker for $107 (limit 3)
+ “Wildlife Spectacles: Mass Migrations, Mating Rituals, and Other Fascinating Animal Behaviors” hardcover book by Vladimir Dinets for $3.86 in physical printed book (not Add-On, so free S&H for Prime members), or $2 in Kindle et al
+ $250 Amazon Gift Card with Holiday Teddy Bear FREE for $250 (limit 3; don’t look now but we are already just ten months away from the Holidays!)
+ ASUS F556UA-AB54 NB laptop (15.6″, FHD, i5-7200U, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, DVD burner, VGA, HDMI, Ethernet, various USBs, card reader, W10, etc) for $529
+ 64GB Samsung USB 3.0 Flash Drive Fit (MUF-64BB/AM) for $19 (limit 3) or 128GB for $35 (limit 3); these are the really tiny ones
+ 5-port MobiiLink Car USB Charger with Quick Charge 2.0 for $40 (not an Add-On item)
+ Veho Muvi K-Series K-2 NPNG Action Camera Kit for $140
+ GoPRO HERO5 Session and $45 Amazon Gift Card for $299
+ GoPRO HER05 BLACK and $60 Amazon Gift Card for $399
+ Canon MX492 Wireless All-IN-One Small Printer for $45 (Prime only)
+ Anker 10,000 mah Quick Charge 3.0 Portable Power Bank/Charger for $25
+ Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush for $20 (limit 3)
+ Intel NUC Kit NUC6i3SYH BOXNUC6I3SYH Silver/Black for $235 (limit 4)
+ Timbuk2 Leader Pack for $50
+ 6ft Monoprice USB 2.0 extension cable (Male, Female) for $1.21 (not an Add-ON; no limits; PRIME ONLY)
+ Lenovo Yoga Book- FHD 10.1″ Android Tablet (2-in-1, Stylus, Halo virtual Keyboard included) with $100 Amazon Gift Card for $500 or $550 for the Windows version
+ Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Coffee Maker, Programmable BrewStation Dispensing Coffee Machine (47950) for $40
+ Taylor Precision Products Digital Minute/Second Timer for $3.67 (ADD-ON item)
+ Sling Blade (Bluray + Ultraviolet Digital HD for $5
+ Alexa Voice Orders Only, H&R Block 2016 Deluxe + State for $20
+ 8pk of Panasonic Eneloop AA 2000 mAh rechargeables, model BK-3MCCA8BA, under $16
+ Apple Earpods with Lightning Connector for $18 (PRIME ONLY; make sure Amazon itself is the seller to avoid fakes)
+ GHB Photo Studio Folding Portable Shooting Tent Kit LED Light with White and Black Background for $14
+ A Field Guide for Science Writers: The Official Guide of the National Association of Science Writers (2nd Edition; Kindle; 337 pages) for $3
+ Nikon Coolpix A900 superzoom (35X) for $366
+ 27oz F&M Coffee Press and Two cups for $8 (ADD-ON)
+ certified refurbished 29-inch Ultra Wide Curved Samsung S29E790C WFHD LED-backlit Monitor is offered for $310
+ 64GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Card with Adapter (Grey/Red, Standard Packaging, model SDSQUNC-064G-GN6MA) for $16 (limit 3)
+ Sony Xperia X Compact (32GB, Unlocked, USA warranty) for $300 (limit 3)
Bookmarking the Tripod round-up, how about a Camera Bags round-up? The ones mentioned below are all at Adorama and all come with free shipping:
+ Brenthaven Collins Sleeve, 13″, Indigo for $13 (for laptops/tablets; not cameras)
+ Lowepro Toploader 45 AW Bag for $15
+ Tenba Lightweight Messenger Camera Bag for $50 in Olive or Black (but not Orange)
+ Tamrac Corona 26 Backpack, Black for $140
To the land of the Micro Four Thirds we return, where Adorama is offering the Panasonic GX7 with the 14-42mm and a $50 Adorama gift certificate and $24 in promotional rewards (to be used in future Adorama purchases) for $597 with free shipping in the black color scheme and the silver color scheme.
For more action, check the latest Adorama featured sales.
Zoom-zoom for Nikon DSLR users. The Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR lens is currently on sale for $379~ with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to ten units per customer. This is not a lightning deal, it’s either a sale or a price-match (manual or computer-generated). This is a new condition with USA warranty.
In this post, we round-up some Tripod offerings (with free shipping):
+ Manfrotto XPRO Land Aluminum Monopod, 5 Sections for $70 at Adorama
+ 3Pod Video Tripod System Anodized Aluminum with 2-way Fluid Head & Quick-Release Plate Kit plus FREE Flashpoint 160 LED – On Camera Light, together for $100
+ Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 Aluminum Tripod Kit for $135
The weekend festivities bring back the 10% off in-cart discount at the official Nikon USA refurbished store. Over 80 products are available including DSLR, Lenses, fixed lens cameras and accessories. The discount happens automatically AFTER you add an item to your shopping cart. There’s no coupon to enter. When the promotion is over you will no longer see the 10% off discount mentioned in their product listings…
I’m not sure why I hadn’t thought of that before, but epiphany sometimes takes centuries 🙂 I added a link in the Sidebar of the blog pointing to the latest Lightning Deals round-up post (this is the live link if you are reading in RSS or on mobile and want to bookmark it). This is using a WordPress Tag, so it automatically shows the latest active update. The previous posts are after-the-jump.
If you are a bit of an adventurous shopper, and your world view is wide and slightly curved, there is currently the certified refurbished 29-inch Ultra Wide Curved Samsung S29E790C WFHD LED-backlit Monitor is offered for $310 with free shipping by Woot with the order fulfilled by Amazon. It only has three customer reviews, one is happy, one is happy but the first one was a dead-on-arrival, and the third got the wrong power cord. So there is some risk here. If you are risk averse and start fuming at the thought of having to return/exchange something, you may want to skip it.
The monitor has 2560 x 1080 resolution (21:9), Picture in Picture, HDMI, DisplayPort, VESA, etc. Gallery picture #6 shows the connections on the back but it’s a small picture. Zooming in, it looks like there are three, maybe the two are the HDMI (I’m only guessing).
On the storage front, the 64GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Card with Adapter (Grey/Red, Standard Packaging, model SDSQUNC-064G-GN6MA) is currently on sale for $16 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of three units per customer. If you are not a Prime member, free shipping is now with $35+ orders instead of $49+ (most likely they “feature-matched” the Walmart/Jet shipping fees). This is not a lightning deal.
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The weekend is here and the weekend sale at Discount Mags is the “default sale”, $5 per magazine per year for Pop Photo or Outdoor Photographer or Digital Photo. The usual terms apply. These are printed magazines delivered to US addresses, without auto-renewal. Offer ends Monday night.
As the Amazon World Turns! At the moment when you surf around Amazon product pages without being logged on to a Prime Amazon account, you will notice that the free shipping minimum has changed again. Instead of $49+, you only need $35+ in products sold and shipped by Amazon, and/or sold by 3rd-party sellers but fulfilled by Amazon’s facilities. The $25+ book option also remains in place. I am not sure yet whether this is a temporarily experiment or permanent. It is possible that Amazon is price-matching the Walmart-Jet $35 minimum.
For example, here’s a random $40 item that shows free shipping for non-Prime members.
The Nikon A900 (20mp 1/2.3″, 35X optical zoom) is down to $366~ with free shipping in either black or silver at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself. Be sure to read reviews if you are not familiar with this as it has its fair share of trade-offs and issues. It is powered by lions (okay, Li-Ion) not AA.
If you are interested in off-lease refurbished computers, Dell Refurbished (formerly Dell Financial Services)i is offering 40% off select computer items (excludes Clearance items and 7010 Desktops) with free ground shipping when you use coupon code PRESIDENT2017 until Monday 2/20/2017 at 11:59pm central time. You can buy as many eligible items as you like. Dell Refurbished offers a 100-day warranty on most of these (check individual listings as usual to be sure).
This feels like the old days. It’s raining sales left and right! As part of the Monoprice Camera Clearance, the new condition Canon D-Rebel T5i with 18-55 IS STM is on sale for $400 with free standard US shipping. Limit one unit per customer. The T5i was one of the influential-affordable APS-C DSLRs back in the earlier days. Canon has released many and more APS-C DSLRs since including the brand new D-Rebel T7i that is coming out in the next few weeks. The T7i with 18-55 goes for $900.
Doorbuster time! Monoprice appears to be “discovering” doorbusters. They are currently offering the 32GB Sandisk Blade USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $7 with free standard US shipping. Yes, Monoprice free shipping! You can buy as many as you like. Per the shopping cart test, they appear to have thousands available. This is one of the items in their current Clearance Sale – click on the sub-tabs there, eg Computer items or Camera items.
To add to the option-overwhelm, the Sony a6300 with the 16-50mm is available in “Used – Condition 9” at B&H Photo for $930 with free shipping. Used items at B&H come with a 90-day warranty from B&H. Given that B&H is a well-known and reputable dealer, this is a lower risk used purchase than buying from cookie-cutter eBay refurbishers and such.
Note also that many of the new condition a6X00 kits are on sale now and a couple of a6500 kits will go on sale this weekend – check the Sony E-System posts to see them all.
Another option in the E-system a6XXX-series, the Sony a6300 with 16-50 and 55-210 kit is currently on sale for $1196 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo and by Beach upon Amazon (Prime shipping speed but ships directly from Beach Camera). To detect this benefit, you have to be logged as a Prime member, and pay attention to the highlighted areas of the screenshot below:
Note also that the a6500 two-lens kit with the same lenses will be discounted to $1700 on Sunday. The usual price trade-offs of latest versus not-latest model.
The Sony 55-210mm lens goes for $350 on its own but it is combined-purchase discounted when it is bundled with camera kits or bundles.
While not reaching Nikon APS-C DSLR level of choice overwhelm, the Sony E-system is getting there with many old and new cameras and kits floating in the market. One of them, of potential interest as a “taking pictures with” starter kit is the Sony a6000 with the 16-50 and 55-210 lenses, on sale for $798 with free shipping at B&H Photo (with 5% promotional rewards = $40~ to spend in future B&H purchases) and Adorama (Slinger, 16GB Lexar, filters, Corel)
Two Sony a6500 kits discounts will go live on Sunday but one of them has already gone live, it’s a non-standard kit, the Sony a6500 with 55-210mm (f4.5-6.3 OSS E, black) is currently on sale for $1546 with free shipping at B&H Photo. The sale continues until March 4 in 2017, so you can wait until Sunday if you are not certain which one of these kits to get.
TL;DR: the a6500 with 55-210 is on sale NOW, while the other two kits (16-50 or 16-50 & 55-210) will go on sale on Sunday.
This is a Heads Up alert! Starting on Sunday 2/19/17, the following two Sony a6500 kits will be discounted at B&H Photo as follows:
+ a6500 with 16-50mm will drop from $1700 to $1546
+ a6500 with 16-50mm and 55-210mm will drop from $2044 to $1696
+ the above prices will go live on Sunday 2/19/17
For reference, the a6500 body only currently goes for $1400. I do not know if that will be discounted.
If you are interested in either of these kits, you may want to wait until Sunday. However, another non-standard kit with the 55-210 has already gone live. That one in the post above this!
If you looking to buy camera or photography books, especially ones that have the same price at all retailers or ones that rarely get discounted, good until Monday night (2/20/17), coupon code BNPRES20 gets you 20% off a single item at the Barnes and Noble website. Free shipping with orders of $25+ or if you are a paying B&N member ($25 per year). The usual B&N coupon terms apply (ebooks are not eligible, but printed physical books are eligible).
These Friday-only coupons expired…
As of an early 2/18/17 recheck, this sold out… For future updates, check the Stock Status Tracker…
Continue reading “(SOLD OUT) In-Stock Now: Olympus E-M1 II for $2000”
These offers expired… For more action, check their Featured Sales…
If you go loopy for Eneloop(s), the 8pk of Panasonic Eneloop AA 2000 mAh rechargeables, model BK-3MCCA8BA, is currently going for under $16 at Amazon by Amazon actual. You may be able to get them for slightly less if you sign-up for “Subscribe and Save”. Point of potential number confusion: it’s 2100 recharges, and 2000 mAh. It’s easy to get those two numbers confused 🙂
If you are comfortable with manufacturer-refurbished DSLRs with a 1-year warranty, for just $49 more than the new condition Canon 80D body only, you can get the manufacturer refurbished Canon 80D with the 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM for $1149~ from the official Canon USA online store with a 1-year warranty.
Another option, if you also want one of the Canon Pixma PRO printers, is to look for or wait for DSLR + Pixma bundles that qualify for the American Express prepaid gift card mail-in rebates.
Groupon has a new doorbuster type of an offer, Pay $5, Get a $10 electronic Target Gift Card. You can also buy it as a gift for other people.
The page there says only those invited by email can get it. I checked my Groupon emails and I wasn’t invited but I can add to cart and go to the “Place Order” page, so maybe they opened up the offer to everyone. I don’t need a Tarjay gift card at the moment, and being a poor blogger, I can’t buy it just so I can test the offer 🙁
So, to cut a long story short, this may be YMMV.
So many cameras, not enough tripods? If that describes your situation, B&H Photo is offering the Sunpak 423PX2 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Compact Pistol Grip Head for $90 with free expedited shipping… This is among their latest Featured sales which include among others the new Google Chromecast Ultra for $59 with free expedited shipping…
You could sell the Audi Quattro and buy the whole Sigma Foveon line-up. Just a thought 🙂 Which brings us to the Sigma SD Quattro H mirrorless camera, it is now in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $1200 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Yes, Sigma has mirrorless APS-H cameras that take Sigma SA lenses. Yet Nikon insisted on the 1-inch system 🙂
It is human nature to be tempted by a deal that looks too good to be true, even if all the signs scream RED ALERT. Listen to those signs. An on-going scam at Amazon, that Amazon has not yet been able to block automatically, is “Just Launched” sellers offering high-demand electronics at a fraction of their price. They want you to pay them directly (which violates Amazon’s terms of service for sellers). Needless to say, you will never get the item and your personal and financial information will be at risk. Check various forums, people still fall for this crap and describe their adventures trying to sort this out. So to summarize, AVOID like the PLAGUE!
Here’s an example of the Olympus E-M1 II whose price is $2000 (or higher since it’s hard to find) at real retailers:
The VISA Checkout is back at Best Buy’s website. You get $25 off a purchase of $100+ or more until 2/22/17. Not available in-store.
The conditions and restrictions, from their page, simplified:
+ Discount will be automatically applied to a qualifying BestBuy.com purchase of $100 or more when you select Visa Checkout as your only payment method
+ offer can expire earlier ~ “at any time without notice”
+ not good on gift cards or prepaid cards or services or taxes
+ Excludes Amazon streaming players; Amazon Echo; Amazon Echo Dot; Google Wifi; Bose® audio products; Sonos; Polk Audio; Denon; select Samsung home audio, TVs, Sony audio, TVs and 3D glasses, select LG TVs and Blu-ray players; subscription software services; GoPro cameras and accessories; digital music services and download cards; select Dyson products; Pacific Sales products; and all Magnolia Home Theater products.
This Friday lightning deal expired…
This offer ended but Bestek is one of the recurring lightning deals participants…
Continue reading “(ENDED) BESTEK Waterproof Canvas bag for $26”
As of a late 2/16/17 re-check, the used option got scooped up and is no longer available. Used supplies are typically limited, especially for new-release and hard-to-find cameras… For future updates, check the Stock Status Tracker… Original post after the jump for historical reference only…
Thees lightning deals expired…
Stacksocial is back with another educational promotion, they are offering a prepaid 5-year subscription to the Polaroid University Video Classes for $25. This is a one-time payment that gets you five year access to their online classes, which you can watch via a web browser or their iPhone app. You can see details and previews at their website.
If you instead prefer a shorter term, a 1-year subscription is available as either a digital download or a gift-box delivered by mail for $20 through Amazon. Pay attention to the listing – download vs box.
In parallel with the new D-Rebel T7i, and just $150 away in price (for two out of the three kits), Canon has revealed a new model in their post-Rebel APS-C DSLR line-up. Seven is a theme, the new 24mp APS-C 77D is available for pre-orders in the usual three kits, with a late March 2017 release guestimate…
Canon 77D pre-orders
- BODY ONLY ($900): Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself
- with 18-55 ($1050): B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself
- with 18-135mm ($1500): Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself
Also coming along for the ride with today’s announcement is the Canon BR-E1 Wireless Remote Control with a $45 pre-order price.
This new camera has added to the New Cameras of 2017 tracking page, making the DSLR vs Mirrorless score now 4-5 🙂
Running with an almost parallel price and line-up to the mirrorless M6, Canon has also revealed a brand new DSLR in the long-running “Andre Agassi” line-up, aka the (Digital) Rebels. The new 24mp APS-C is available for pre-ordering in the usual three official kits, with a late March 2017 release guestimate.
Canon D-Rebel T7i pre-orders
- BODY ONLY ($750): Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself
- with 18-55 ($900): B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself
- with 18-135mm ($1300): Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself
Both lenses mentioned above (18-55, 18-135) are f3.5-5.6 IS STM, making it easier to memorize and decide 🙂 The 18-55 is also available for pre-order on its own for $249.
Also coming along with today’s new D-Rebel is the Canon BR-E1 Wireless Remote Control available for pre-ordering for $45.
This camera and 18-55 lens have been added to the New Cameras of 2017 tracking page.
Meanwhile Canon is slowly started to take mirrorless a bit more seriously than Nikon, and today they have revealed a brand new EF-M mirrorless camera, the M6. This 24mp APS-C camera is available in three official kits, the body only for $779, the with 15-45mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM for $900, and the with 18-150mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM for $1279. Pre-orders are accepted as follows, with a late March 2017 release guestimate:
Canon M6 pre-orders
- BODY ONLY ($779): Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself
- with 15-45mm ($900): B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself
- with 18-150mm ($1279): Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself
Both the 15-45mm and 18-150mm lenses are f3.5-6.3 IS STM. It is not a typo 🙂 Also part of this new product group is the Canon EVF-DC2 Electronic Viewfinder available for pre-ordering in either silver or black (sorry, no Raiders edition) for $249.
This camera has been added to the New Cameras of 2017 page, making this the fifth mirrorless camera to be announced this year (along with the Panasonic GH5 and GX850 and the Fuji X-T20 and GFX 50S).
Nikon has cancelled their DL line of cameras. If you placed pre-orders with deposits and such, make sure you get a refund. Nikon has been self-sabotaging with both their “Angry Inch” mirrorless system and the DL line of cameras, and the Cylons came back for them. Might as well had stayed out of it and saved all the money they spent/wasted on half-hearted attempts at competing just so they can say “we have one too”. /rant 🙂
— 1001noisycamera (@1001noisycamera) February 14, 2017
Fry’s Electronics (fries not included) has now launched a Free Same-Day Delivery service that covers out 500 (high margin?) products. If you place an order before 3pm local time, you will receive your order the same day. Cameras are not included, but some printers, along with select computers and A/V gear are included. Details at their promotional page. You can check whether this service is available near you using their zipcode checker.
This daily deal expired…