Archives for August 18, 2015

Refurbished Nikon D7100 body for $630

If you only need the refurbished Nikon D7100 body (and not interested in the $700 refurbished two lens kit {corrected price in the link; the linked-to blog-post had the correct price of $700}), Adorama is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7100 body only for $630 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon warranty and 2% promotional rewards (= $13~).

Refurbished Nikon D3200 w/18-55 & 55-200 & Elements & extras for $390

This is a bit of a pig in a poke offer since not all necessary information are posted on their product page, but the Staples website is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3200 two lens kit (18-55, 55-200) and Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements software and camera case and 16GB SD card for $390 with free shipping to store (or free shipping for rewards members). This is an online only offer and ships in about two weeks.

Pre-order Google OnHub surprise Wifi Router for $200

And while we are on the topic of concierge services, Google had a surprise today too. They teamed up with TP-Link to provide a new $200 OnHub Wifi hardware cylinder that promises a more user-friendly Wifi setup and experience with timely updates and security features. IT only has one Ethernet port of its own but a simple Ethernet Switch can give you more ports. It also comes with a companion app. Because Google needs ALL your data, not just most of it 🙂 It is available for pre-order for $200 at Google and Amazon et al with an end of August release estimate.

Pre-order Sandisk SSD Upgrade Service for $40 (hardware tools + video support) [SSD not included!]

You don’t see this type of an offer every day 🙂 If you want to upgrade your computer(s) with SSDs but need some hand-holding, Sandisk is launching a new service that offers virtual hand-holding (not a physical in-person service but live video support plus hardware). This service is coming soon and you can pre-order it for $40 through This is a combination hardware and supportware. You will receive an actual kit in the mail that has the necessary tools (cable, screwdriver, software) along with information on how to contact the live customer support team (Mon-Fri, 8am to 7pm pacific time).

NOTE: an SSD is NOT included. You have to purchase that on your own. This service only supports their own SSDs, more specifically, SSD Plus, Ultra II SSD and Extreme Pro.

Canon S120 and Pixma Pro 100 and 50pk 13×19 paper for $400 after $350 mail-in rebate

It’s not just the Canon DSLRs that get the printer-rebate bundles. Focus Camera is now offering a Canon S120 printer-rebate bundle for $400 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express gift card). The bundle includes the S120, the Pixma Pro 100 printer, and a 50pk Canon 13×19 photo paper.

Imported Sony T* E 16-70 F4 ZA OSS lens for $700

One of the further-down-the-page eBay Deals is the new condition imported grey-market Sony T* E 16-70 F4 ZA OSS lens (aka SEL1670Z) offered for $700 with free shipping and a three year warranty from the seller GetItDigital (99.7%) with a limit of five per customer. This does not come with a Sony USA warranty. Offer ends by 8/24/15.

This lens goes for $900 at authorized Sony retailers such as B&H Photo (4% rewards = $36~) and Amazon and Adorama (six free accessories).

5TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 Desktop External HDD for $120 (limit 5)

To the megapixel-storage front, where the eBay Deals have something for too (this is a tortured sentence, eject!). NewEgg’s eBay store is offering the new condition 5TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive, model STDT5000100, for $120 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. Nearly 5000 units got sold through this offer so far.

UPDATE: speaking of storage, Staples is offering the 2TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive with Mobile Device Backup for $80, with a limit of ten and your choice of three different color options (in case you are color-coding your backups). Amazon has not price-matched it but they got close, $84 for the red.

Pay $85, Get $100 Sears Gift Card by mail (limit 2)

If you like to shop at Sears (many photo retailers sell on their website as third-party sellers), and you are willing to take a detour through eBay via the Gift Card Mall, one of the latest feeBay Daily Deals is this: Pay $85, Get $100 Sears Gift Card (physical plastic gift card delivered by mail), with a limit of two per customer. Over 7800 got sold so far from this listing. I had to use a calculator for this, I believe it is a 15% off discount 🙂

25% off AdoramaPix Photo Books with coupon

Adorama Pix has a new coupon promotion, coupon PKBKAFF20 gets you 25% off the purchase of photo books offered there. The coupon expires 9/30/15.

64GB PNY Elite Performance Series SDXC for $25 -or- 256GB for $100 {limit 30 each}

You can’t put a Pony in your camera, but you can put a PNY memory card. Which brings us to the 64GB PNY Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-I U3 offered for $25 at Amazon by Amazon herself with a limit of 30 per customer. Free 2-day shipping for Prime members or with a $35+ order (eg two of these) for non-Prime members. This is model P-SDX64U395-GE.

Within this PNY line-up (32GB to 512GB) it is tied in terms of $/GB with the 256 GB version (model P-SDX256U395-GE) which goes for $100 with free shipping. Limit 30 as well.

Refurbished Nikon D7100 with 18-55 & 55-300 for $700

Back to the Flea Bottom Deals we go where the eBay store of Roberts Imaging (authorized dealer) is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7100 with 18-55 and 55-300 lenses (Both VR) for $700 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon warranty. Limit one per customer. Over 2000 units sold so far from this listing.

Imported Nikon D750 body for $1400

If you are comfortable with imported grey-market cameras without the “blessings” of the USA instantiation of the manufacturer, among the latest Flea Bottom Deals, the eBay store of Red Tag Camera (99.9%) is offering the new condition imported grey-market without Nikon-USA warranty Nikon D750 body only for $1400 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer.

The new condition price at authorized Nikon dealers at the moment is $2000 with a variety of free accessories at well-known retailers such as B&H Photo (free 12-month Creative Cloud Photography Plan (download card)) or free accessories) and Adorama and Amazonia. At B&H and Ado, you also earn 2% promotional rewards (= $40~)

PS: one of the potential benefits of buying from an authorized Nikon dealer is that you are eligible to participate in the combined purchase discounts – that’s if you also want to buy one or more lenses at the same time as the DSLR.

Free Photo Book for first time MyPublisher customers

First time customers at can receive a free photo book. You have to enter your email (nothing else) at the promotional prompt (top right corner of their page or the tape-delayed email pester-nudge window). You will receive an email with the promo code and the long terms and conditions are linked to through the email. I do not know if shipping is free.

NOTE: after you enter your email, their website automatically tries to start downloading their book creation software on your computers. On Windows, this is As a minimum they should be _clearly_ warning people ahead of time this is about to happen because many and more these days are spooked by surprise downloads of things. Or just not start automatic downloads. Grumpy mode ends 🙂

20% off at Borrow Lenses with coupon

Another coupon promotion from Use coupon code GETGEAR20 to get 20% off a rental order. You must place the order by 8/31/15 and the order must be received by 9/4/15. The coupon covers rentals of cameras, lenses, lighting equipment, bundles or anything else they offer for rent. Aquatech products are excluded. This promotion can only be combined with a BL membership discount (a membership is $99 per year, with an automatic 10% off discount on rentals, free t-shirt and a couple of other benefits).

Save $1200 when Buy Pentax 645Z _and_ One Lens From Choice of 15 [two options are FREE after combo discount]

If you are interested in getting the Pentax 645Z medium format digital camera, Adorama has an “optical encouragement” for you. If you purchase the Pentax 645Z body only kit TOGETHER with ONE LENS from a list of 15 eligible 645 lenses, you will save $1200 on the total purchase amount. No coupon, no rebate, just add one of the lenses to the bundle and add the bundle to the shopping. You can only add ONE lens to this promotion – you cannot turn it into a money-maker fatwallet-style 🙂

There are two lenses in the lot that go for $1200 (or less), essentially making the lenses FREE (55/2.8, 200/4). The discount cannot be bigger than the price of the lens, so the $1100 lens is only a $1100 discount. The next lowest price lens of the lot is the 45mm f2.8 (645) which goes for $1300, so with the combined purchase discount, you are essentially getting it for $100.

This is a screenshot crop of the right side of the Adorama shopping cart after you add the 645Z and the 55/2.8 lens. You still have to press the green Add Bundle to Cart to proceed with the order…


Pre-order new Canon Pixma MG-series printers

A new set of Canon Pixma MG-series printers have arrived and the 12 different options (some are different colors of the same model) are available for pre-order at Adorama with prices ranging from $100 to $200.

7% back on Tech at Rakuten with coupon

A lot of recent camera models are rarely discounted, so one way to get some kind of a discount is through rewards. Case in point, Rakuten ( is offering 7% back in Rakuten rewards on technology (and 15% back on everything else) when you use coupon code REWARDME when you make a purchase at Offer ends by the end of day on 8/20/15.

This is not a discount, but reward points added to your Rakuten account. Reward points are promotional points, they have to be spend within a specified amount of time, which makes this perhaps a better offer for frequent shoppers there.

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(ENDED) Tuesday: 19 computers on sale ($800 Surface 3 Pro, Windows, ChromeOS)

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(ENDED) Wedn: Revo SR1500 DualGrip Shoulder Sprt Rig for $100

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