Archives for August 2015

Impact Photo Portrait Studio Kit for $157

The Impact Photo Portrait Studio Kit is currently on sale for $158 with free expedited shipping (which is a plus since these type of products take up space) at B&H Photo… The kit includes:

+ 3x Single Lamp Fluorescent Fixtures
+ 3x Daylight Fluorescent 40W Lamps
+ 2x Light Stands: 6′
+ 1x Backlight Stand: 3′
+ 2x White Translucent Umbrellas
+ 2x Beaded Silver Umbrellas
+ 1x Stand and Umbrella Case

Leica M Monochrome for $5950

The black Leica M Monochrome digital camera is currently on sale for $5950 at B&H Photo. The price factors in the exchange rate instant savings.

Nissin Di866 Mark II Flash (Sony only) for $250

The Nissin Di866 Mark II Flash, for Sony only (the Canon and Nikon are not on sale) is going for $250 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

256GB Lexar Professional SDXC (1000x) w/Image Rescue 5 for $140

The 256GB Lexar Professional SDXC (1000x) memory card, model SD256CRBNA1000, up to 150MB/sec, with the Image Rescue 5 software included, is currently on sale for $140 with a limit of 30 per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. It beats the other denominations in its line-up (16GB to 128GB) in GB/$.

Fuji 27mm f2.8 with 1yr Spills & various free accessories for $250

This Fuji is guaranteed to be in-stock (at least as of the time of writing), the Fuji 27mm f2.8 R lens is bundled with various free accessories (39mm UV filter, lens wrap, lens tether, cleaning kit) a one year NewLeaf spills/drops warranty and 4% rewards (=$10~) for $250, in either black or silver at Adorama (the accessory bundles are towards the middle of the listings).

If you have gift cards waiting to be spent elsewhere, it also goes for $250 but without free accessories at Amazon and B&H Photo (4% rewards).

(ENDED) Monday: 400+ Kindle e-textbooks on sale (includes 5 on photography)

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(ENDED) Monday Fry’s promo codes: 20pk ProHT 8×10 photo paper for $1 {limit 5}

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(ENDED) 24 Hour Flash Sale at Sears for 8/31/15

This flash sale ended…

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(ENDED) Monday: Fuji X-M1 with 16-50mm for $350 (YMMV)

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(ENDED) Tuesday Lightning Deals: 61-inch iKross tripod for $34

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

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Pentax K-50 body only for $295 with freebies

If you need a Pentax DSLR body but have no use for the standard 18-55 kit lens, you can get the K50 body only in various colors for $295 to $300 with free shipping, with some of the colors even coming with some freebies. Here’s the current situation:

+ black $295 at B&H Photo (4% rewards, 16GB Sandisk Extreme) and Adorama (4% rewards) and Amazon

+ red $295 at Amazon (one year free cloud photo storage) and

+ white $300 at B&H Photo (4% rewards, 16GB Sandisk Extreme) and Adorama (4% rewards) and Amazon (one year free cloud photo storage)

AGFA 3-Piece Professional Filter Kit 49mm for $12

The AGFA 3-Piece Professional Filter Kit 49mm (UV, CPL, Warming) is currently on sale for $12 by a 3rd-party seller with the order fulfilled by Amazon so you get free 2-day shipping if you are a Prime member (or with a $35+ order if not). This is part of a line of 10 different filter sizes, and as a group, they average 4.4 out of 5 based on 400+ customer reviews. Of those, there are 17 customer reviews [filtered review results] on the 49mm model (but it doesn’t average them).

Panasonic GX7 with 14-42mm and extras for $600

There are many M43rds camera options out there. One of them is the Panasonic GX7, currently on its way out, already discontinued/gone at B&H but hope is not lost if this is the one you want! You can get the black GX7 with the 14-42mm lens with 4% rewards (=$24~) and a 32GB Lexar SD card for $600 at Adorama.

If you prefer the silver, you can get it for $650 but with a $50 gift certificate included (so it nets to $600). The body only goes for $550. See all currently available options at Adorama where it is marked as a Closeout.

Weekly Fry’s promo code specials: Case Logic, Vanguard

A new week is here, and so are new weekly promo codes at Frys. You need the promo codes that are personally generated for each subscriber to their emailing list. The offers below expire late on Saturday 9/5/15 or earlier if the Force Awakens or if they sell out… Of potential camera and photo interest:

+ Case Logic SLRC-206 SLR Camera and Laptop Backpack for $45 (limit 1)
++ Amazon only partially price-matched this, it goes for $55 there
++ speaking of Case Logic, the Case Logic DCB-309 (different model) is on sale for $51 at Amazon

+ 61-inch Vanguard ESPOD CX 203AGH tripod for $50 (limit 1; in-store only)

+ various flash drives, microSDs, etc
+ also MicroUSB to OTG cable for 99c (limit 3)

(ENDED) Starts Mon 11am ET: refurbished Sony HDR-AZ1VR Action Cam + Live View remote

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(ENDED) Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm for $600

As of a 8/31/15 PM recheck, the price jumped up to the usual levels…

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(ENDED) Mon: Rokinon 8mm f3.5 fisheye (C/N/A/P) for $180

This daily deal expired… For more B&H action, check their Featured Deals page

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(ENDED) Small Lytro for $55, refurbished Big Lytro Illum for $700

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Imported Sony FE 70-200mm f4 G OSS for $1180

This is not a dejavu, this is the third Sony E-mount lens that is offered in grey-market imported condition by Get It Digital (99.7%) as part of the eBay Deals. It is the new condition grey-market with a three year warranty provided by GetItDigital (not Sony) Sony FE 70-200mm f4 G OSS (model SEL70200G) offered for $1180 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.

At authorized Sony retailers, such as Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon this goes for $1400.

Imported Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR for $250

The new condition price of the Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR at authorized Nikon USA dealers of $500 is out of touch with reality – partly because this lens is bundled with select DSLR kits, and the prices want to nudge buyers towards the kits. Regardless, if you are comfortable with imported grey-market camera gear without a Nikon USA warranty…

… among the latest eBay Deals you can get the new condition grey-market imported Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR for $250 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer from eBay seller “Peach Photo” (99.9%).

256GB PNY SDXC Class 10 (up to 90MB/s) for $82

If you don’t need the latest U3 up to 95MB/sec model, the previous 256GB PNY SDXC card (Class 10, U1, Up to 90MB/sec, P-SDX256U1H-GE) goes for $82 with free shipping by Amazon itself with a limit of five per customer. The newer P-SDX256U395-GE (up to 95MB/sec) goes for $95.

Monoprice Carbon Fiber Tripod for $114 w/free s&h

Good until the end of day on 8/30/15, Monoprice is offering their own Carbon Fiber Tripod (Monopod Expert Series) for $114 with free shipping. This is product number 12152. It only has one review so far, so perhaps for the explorers and the early adopters and the curious.

Ending at the same time as well, coupon code SUMMER10 gets you 10% OFF Site-Wide over there, and they offer free shipping on orders of $75+. The usual coupon exceptions apply. They have a variety of affordable camera & photo (and obviously tech) accessories.

(ENDED) Starts Sun 9am ET: 1TB Corsair Voyager Air 2 Plus Wireless Mobile Storage

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REI sale + 20% off one Outlet item with coupon

REI is having their labor day sale on their website, plus they have coupon code OUT20 that gets you 20% off on a single item from their Outlet store. Outlet items have prices that end in $x.73. Details and restrictions at their coupons page. The coupon ends 9/7/15.

128GB PNY Turbo 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $29.50

If you need USB 3.0 flash drives by the pound (if gigabytes were measured as weight), the 128GB PNY Turbo 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive, model P-FD128TBOP-GE, is currently on sale for $29.50 at Amazon by Amazon itself. You can buy as many as you like. Free shipping as usual (2-day Prime or $35+ for non-Prime).

Speaking of flash drives, if you prefer a small compact low profile one, the 64GB Sandisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 goes for $24, while the 32GB for $12. These two beat the other members of their sub-line in $/GB.

(ENDED) Popular Photography for $4.80 per year (max 3yrs)

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Details on the small $1.99 AmazonBasics camera bag

This is the update that was promised, the previously mentioned small AmazonBasics camera bag, currently going for $1.99 (limit 90, part of the Add-On program) has arrived. It is indeed a small bag, for small thin P&S cameras. Most older P&S cameras are probably too thick or too big to fit. It is perhaps best suited if you want to store memory cards, flash drives, small camera remote controls and other small accessories and things you don’t want to lose – in their own padded zippered bag.

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20% off Amazon Coins – only for apps/in-app purchases

Amazon has another app-related promotion for those deep into the Amazon app ecosystem. They have a 20% off sale on the purchase of Amazon Coins. The sale price is already factored in, so, for example, $80 gets you 10,000 Amazon coins ($100 equivalent). The Coins can only be used to purchase apps, games, and in-app/in-game items. They cannot be used for other purchases at Amazon but you can give them to friends… There are over 1000 for-pay/premium photography apps over there.

This promotion should not be confused with the recently launched Amazon Underground.

Personally I am not a fan of made-up digital currency, but thankfully for the rest of the universe, I am not the Czar of the Universe 🙂

Imported Canon 5DS for $2700 or 5DS R for $3350

After our little “coffee lens break”, we are back at the eBay Deals with one more imported grey-market promotion, also from eBay seller “Get It Digital” (99.7%). They are offering both of the new new-condition imported grey-market Canon 5D S body only cameras on the same listing. The 5DS goes for $2700, while the 5DS R goes for $3350. You have to select under “Model”, below the listing title. Limit five per buyer. They do not come with a Canon USA warranty, but the eBay seller “Get It Digital” provides their own one year warranty to parallel the benefits.

The 5DS body only, at authorized Canon USA dealers, currently goes for $3700 with various freebies depending on each retailer, such Amazon (free Audio-Technica AT8024 camera-mount mic) or Adorama (2% rewards = $74~) or B&H Photo (2% rewards = $74~).

The 5DS R body only, at authorized Canon USA dealers, currently goes for $3900 with various freebies depending on each retailer, such Amazon (free Audio-Technica AT8024 camera-mount mic) or Adorama (2% rewards = $78~) or B&H Photo (2% rewards = $78~).

The products from the authorized dealers are eligible for the various Canon USA mail-in rebate promotions, while the imported items are not.

Two Coffee Lens Mugs (Canon 24-105 f4) for $11 total

The burst mode of posts continues! You have to try really hard to convince Dxomark to measure these “lenses”… Among the latest Staples website deals, you can get two Coffee Lens Mugs in the homage-image of the Canon 24-105mm f4 lens, for $11 total. Free shipping to a local store, or free shipping if you are a Staples rewards member. The page says they hold up to 12oz of liquid per lens. Judging by the picture, it looks like they have screw-on lids. These are online only, so there’s no store pickup option. Offer ends by 9/1/15.