Archives for July 2015

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):


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

This weekend sale expired…
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(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

Bag The Bags: $10 or $18 Lowepros shipped, Manfrottos, Kelly Moores, Tenba, Brenthaven, Tamrac

And now we have a new installment of “Bag the (Camera) Bags”. Free shipping on the items mentioned in this post:

+ Lowepro Nova Sport 7L AW Shoulder Bag for DSLR or CSC Cameras, in Pepper Red color scheme, for $10
+ ends 8/10/15 or earlier if sold out

+ Lowepro Passport Sling II Camera Bag in Black/Red for $18
+ ends 8/5/15 or earlier if sold out

+ Manfrotto Stile MBSH-2BB Solo II Holster for DSLR for $18
+ ends 8/5/15 or earlier if sold out

+ Tamrac Travel Pack 73 Photo Backpack for DSLR with Lens Attached, Extra Lenses and Flash, Black for $30

+ Brenthaven BX2 Camera Messenger Bag – fits MacBook Pro 13.3″, 14″, 15.4″ & DSLR Camera for $60

+ Tenba Switch 7 Mirrorless Camera Bag, Faux Leather Flap, Black for $60

+ Manfrotto Advanced Gear Backpack, Large, Black for $75
+ ends 8/4/15 or earlier if sold out

+ Kelly Moore Bag Sale
+ 22 options available there, price range $99 to $199

In-stock nao: Sigma 24-35mm f2 (Canon) for $1000

The new Sigma 24-35mm f2 DG HSM Art lens in the Canon EF SLR mount is now in-stock and f2-zoom on your DSLR for $1000 with free shipping at B&H Photo.

In-stock Nao: Ricoh GR II for $700

The Ricoh GR II, with its 16mp APS-C sensor and f2.8 prime lens and no LPF is now in-stock and ready to ship to you for $700 prime dollars at B&H Photo and Adorama and various at Amazon (Amazon itself is 1-2 months away) and TheCameraBox on eBay.

On the other hand, if you prefer the original Ricoh GR, it is bundled with the Ricoh GV-1 EVF and 32GB Sandisk SDHC and 4% promotional rewards for $600 at Adorama.

Pentax K-3 body with 50mm f1.8 and AF-200FG for $750

An old school SLR photography bundle with a camera, a 50mm prime and a flash! Adorama is offering this Pentax K-3 bundle that consists of the K-3 body only kit, the 50mm f1.8 DA lens, and the AF-200FG flash for $750 with free shipping. Add bundle to cart. No rebates/coupons. Offer ends by 8/15/15 or earlier if sold out. Annotated screenshot below:


Petrol PC102 Deca U-Bag (Black) for $180

For a limited time, B&H Photo is offering the Petrol PC102 Deca U-Bag (Black) for $180 with free standard shipping. This is filed under Pro Camcorder cases.

PS: a camera bags sales roundup post should be coming later today (I’ll group them in one post for expediency)… UPDATE: it is now posted

Canon Lens and Flash promotions expire 8/1/15

The current iteration of the Canon Lens and Flash promotions (some instant savings, some mail-in rebates) expire on 8/1/15. You can see all available options nicely organized at B&H Photo. Some may be eligible for promotional rewards or other specials – check on the individual lens page for those details. A total of 25 lenses and 5 flashes are participating.

Rokinon 8mm f3.5 HD Fisheye CS II E-mount for $200

The Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD UMC Fisheye CS II with Removable Hood for the Sony E-mount is currently on sale for $200 with free shipping at Adorama. Offer ends 8/10/15 or earlier if sold out.

Also at Adorama, good for a limited time only (ends 7/31/15), you can get the Rokinon 8mm f3.5 HD Fisheye Manual Focus Lens with Removable Hood for Nikon SLRs for $215 with free shipping.

Imported Nikon 55-300mm DX VR for $190

Back to the land of the eBays where we find the new condition Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6 DX VR lens offered for $190 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer by eBay seller “BestStopDeals” (98.1%). The listing says one year worldwide warranty. Assume it is a gray market (imported) lens since it doesn’t explicitly mention Nikon USA warranty.

(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: B+W, Rokinon 12/2.8 (N), Fat Gecko, etc

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

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(ENDED) B&H Apple specials expire 7/31/15

This limited time offer expired… For more of their offers, check their Featured Sales page
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(ENDED) Pay $95, Get $100 eBay Gift Card (email delivery)

This offer ended with 10,000 units sold but the gift card offers are recurring (I don’t know when they will return though)…

And now something utilitarian for regular eBay shoppers, featured at the eBay Deals, you pay $95 and you receive a $100 eBay Gift Card (email delivery) with a limit of one per customer. Essentially a 5% discount on what you use it on later. Strategically this might also be of interest if the items you want to buy have the same prices everywhere. The seller is PayPal’s Digital Gifts.

Imported Canon 1D X body for $4000

If you are comfortable with imported (grey market) flagships, GetItDigital on eBay (99.7%) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Canon 1D X body only for $4000 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. Over 260 units got sold from this sale so far. The subtitle of the listing there says ends by 8/3/15.

At authorized dealers, this goes for $5300 with a variety of free accessories included at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Zeiss Instant Savings expire 7/31/15

The current iteration of the Zeiss instant savings expires on 7/31/15. A total of 30 items are participating in this sale, some SLR and some mirrornyet lenses. See all options in two pages of results at Adorama.

Canon DSLR Gear featured sales event on eBay

eBay is running a promotional Canon Cameras and Lenses features sales event featuring a total of 243 items with free shipping. You can use the left hand of the page over there to filter them by DSLR or Compacts or DSLR Bundles or Accessories or Lenses. Unfortunately I cannot price-check 240+ items on a dime, so this is a DIY adventure. As usual, check the condition of the item, the seller’s reputation and whether it’s an authorized or grey market (imported item).

70% off at REI Outlet (935 options)

The REI Outlet is having a 70% off sale (the price you see are the prices you pay, no coupons/rebates). A total of 935 options are available, a lot of outdoorsy and travel items for photographers who spend time in nature and/or traveling and/or backyard adventuring.

If you are an REI member ($20 one-time (not annual) membership fee), they have a promotion that gets you a $20 promotional bonus card if you spend $100+ between 7/21 – 8/2 in 2015 (see details). Members also receive a 10% annual dividend on eligible purchases which you can use to buy items or even redeem for actual cold hard cash. However, outlet and sale items do not earn a 10% dividend: they are hippies (REI is a collective) but they still have to stay in business 🙂

Free Wacom Intuos Graphics tablet with Canon 5DMk3 or 7D II kits (no coupons, no rebates)

Adorama has a bundle offer that effectively gets you the Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Graphics tablet for FREE if you buy it together as a bundle with the following Canon DSLR kits. You just add to cart and checkout, no coupons, no rebates. The bundles are ready to go. These are limited time offers but I don’t know when they expire. The 7D II kits get the Wacom CTH480, while the 5D3 kits get the Wacom PTH451. Eligible DSLRs kits are:

UPDATE: Speaking of Adorama, the spotlight eBay deal of the day as of Wednesday PM is a 15.6″ Lenovo ThinkPad E550 FHD laptop for $630, with a limit of five per buyer and over 350 sold in the last 24 hours per the page over there. Specs include i7-5500U 2.4GHz, 8GB RAM (max 16GB), 500GB/7200rpm HDD, Radeon R7 M260, Win7 Pro (upgradable to Win8), DVD burner, 4-in-1 card reader, etc.

Refurbished Samsung WB35F (12x) for $70 {updated}

The Samsung WB35F 12x compact-zoom with Wifi in the white color scheme in certified refurbished condition goes for $70 with free shipping by 3rd party sellers fulfilled by Amazon.

The Fry’s $100 promo code new condition offer expired…

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(ENDED) Thursday Lightning Deals: Rokinon 8/3.5 (N), Sony SDHC, etc

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

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GoPro Hero4 Session for $380

More action at the feeBay Deals, we have one of the first discounts on the new GoPro Hero4 Session action camera, you can get it for $380 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer by Adorama upon eBay. Its starting price was $400…

… on the other hand, if you want/need extra accessories too, for $400 you can get the GoPro HERO4 Session Starter Bundle from Amazon herself that includes a 32GB Lexar 633x microSD, headstrap mount, and quick clip.

Imported Nikon 50mm f1.8D for $100

The Nikon 50mm f1.8D goes for around $130 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you feel comfortable getting an imported grey-market simple prime lens, you can get in new condition for $100 by Peach Photo on eBay (over 650 units sold) or by Unique via Amazon.