Archives for 2017

Sigma 150-600 f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary with FREE 95mm UV Filter and $31 Rewards for $789 [C/N]

Happy New Year to the various cascading time zones as we slowly enter 2018 around the world!

The new condition Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM “Contemporary” Lens is bundled with a FREE VU Ariel 95mm UV filter and $31.50 promotional rewards for $789 with free shipping for a limited time at Adorama in the Canon and Nikon SLR systems. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout while this promotion is running.

Also among their latest Year End Sales, Adorama is offering the new condition Apple 10.5″ iPad Pro (Wi-Fi, 256GB), Space Gray (2017), for $729 with free shipping. They are an authorized Apple dealer.

Fuji X-T10 with 16-50 and 50-230 for $589

If you are looking for a two lens “take pictures with” kit for the Fuji X system, Adorama is offering the black color scheme of the Fuji X-T10 with 16-50 and 50-230 for $589 with free expedited shipping…

If you don’t need the lenses, the X-T10 body only goes for $429 with free expedited shipping and $17~ promotional rewards.

Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD + $36 Rewards for $899 [C/N]

F2.8 PRO zoom lens time now! Adorama is offering the new condition Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD for $899 with free shipping and $36~ promotional rewards for a limited time in the Nikon F system and the Canon EF system. No coupons, no rebates, just add to cart and proceed to checkout. The Sony A version is not on sale.

Adorama Year End Sale

Adorama is running another Year End Sale featuring a variety of products, including a DJI drone sale, along with the previously mentioned lighting sales and various doorbuster-y camera bag sales

Starts 12pm ET: Photoshop Week 2017 Re-Broadcast (FREE to Watch)

It’s a cold winter weekend, if you don’t want to brave the elements and go outside, fire up the coffee machine or the tea kettle, and dive into the FREE to Watch re-broadcast of the Photoshop Week 2017 at CreativeLIVE. The rebroadcast begins on Saturday at 12pm eastern and continues for three days. All 42 classes will stream for FREE during this window. If you like enough of them well enough, they have a promotional bundle where you can buy them all for $299.

But that’s not all. A number of other non-Photoshop classes are also streaming today for FREE at the CreativeLIVE ON-AIR page, including a Becoming a Better Speaker (today) and an Intro to Calligraphy (Sunday). Calligraphy can give you more macro shot test subjects 😉

15% off Monoprice until Sun PM

Running until Sunday night at 11:59pm, coupon code NEW18 gets you 15% off most items at the Monoprice website. Exclusions apply as usual. You can test the coupon by entering in the shopping cart (you don’t have to login or sign-up for an account to test the coupon discount).

Separately, they are running an End of Year Clearance sale. Some of these items may be eligible for the coupon, but I have no way of knowing without testing every single one of them.

(ENDED) Sun: Bolt VM-210 Flexible Macro Light for $40 w/FS

These offers ended BUT for more action, check the B&H Featured Sales

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(ENDED) Weekend Magazine Sale: Under $5/YR: Outdoor Photo or Digi Pho; Shutterbug (Digital) for $7.50/YR

This sale expired…

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(SOLD OUT) Used Nikon D850 body only for $2835

As of a 6:10pm ET, the used Nikon D850 body for $2835 sold out at B&H and the used listing has been removed (redirects to the new condition when it sells out). Congratulations to the lucky winner(s) of the used Nikon D850 “lottery”. Hopefully one of our readers saw this and needed/wanted it and scooped up one…

For future updates, check the Stock Status Tracker

Original post after the break for historical reference only…

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(SOLD OUT) Used Sony a7r III body for $3134

This sold out as of a Saturday 5:12pm ET recheck… For future updates check the Stock Status Tracker

and we have a legitimate used Sony a7r III body only listing for $3134~ with free shipping at Adorama in “Used – Demo” condition.

Used items come with a 90-day Adorama warranty and a 30-day return policy (no questions asked). It goes for $3200 in new condition and it is in-stock at many authorized dealers.

Still Good: Corel PP2018U for $50, Pho Elements 18 for $68, Etc

The “Digital Day” is over, but as of Saturday 11:06am ET, this sale continues…


+ Corel Painter 5 Essentials for $25 as digital download or PC/Mac Disc

+ Corel PaintShop Pro 2018 Ultimate – Amazon Exclusive for $50 as a digital download

+ Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 for $67 delivered by mail (PC/Mac), or $70 as a digital download (PC or Mac)

+ Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate for $90 as a digital download or Disc by mail

+ this sold out: 1-Year Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan offered for $90, digital download, limit two per customer


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Adorama Closeout Lighting Round-Up: Foba, Lumo, Kino, Arri, Cool-Lux, Etc

In addition to the previously mentioned Lighting offers, we now round up the remaining Adorama close-out while-supplies-last lighting deals, with free shipping. They are sorted below by price:

+ Botero Backgrounds 006 10×12′ Muslin Background, Sky Blue/Pink for $30

+ Lumos 500MK 3200 approx. 5600K Multi-Function LED Light without Lens, 120W Power Consumption, 1000W Equivalent Tungsten for $1300

+ Foba DIBRO Large Shooting Table for $1500

+ Arri Snap-in Five Lens Set for sun 60 PAR for $1749

+ Cool-Lux CL3-1500 Bi-Color PRO Studio LED Spot Light Kit with V-Mount Plate, Includes 3x Spot Light, 3x Light Stand, 3x Stand Case, 3x Carry Case, Boom Arm, AC/DC Power for $1839

+ Kino Flo BarFly 200D 2 Light Kit, 100-240V AC for $1900

+ Lumos 700MK LED HD Studio Light, 3,200-5600K, 29 x 18″ Panel, Dimmable – Without Lens for $2499

Hensel Expert, Nova and Maxi sales, $1050 to $2999

We continue organizing the lighting offers at Adorama with a trio of Hensel brand products, with free shipping:

+ Hensel Expert D 500 Multivoltage Compact Flash Unit with Integrated Profoto Air Radio, Strobe Wizard Plus, FREEMASK Receiver for $1050

+ Hensel Nova DL 2400 Power Pack for $1299

+ Hensel Maxi Spot 3000, 3500 Watt Second Spot Flash Head with 30cm Frenel Lens, 650 Watt Modeling & Barndoors for $2999

Lowel Rifa Soft Lite System for $120, Triple System for $500

A couple of Lowel Rifa kits are also participating in the Adorama Lightning closeout sale with free shipping and handling as follows:

+ Lowel Rifa LC-88eX eXchange-Lite, 120-230VAC, 32×32″ Collapsible Soft Light System for $120

+ Lowel Rifa Small Triple Soft Kit, 1500 Total Watts, with Rifa-Lite 44, Rifa-Lite 55, Rifa-Lite 66, Light Stands, Bulbs & LB-35-Soft Case for $500

Elinchrom Ranger RX Speed AS 1100 WS Battery Power Pack Pro Kit for $2000

Elinchrom fans, unite and take over! Adorama is offering the new condition Elinchrom Ranger RX Speed AS 1100 WS Battery Power Pack Pro Kit, with Freelight A Lamphead, 2 Batteries, Varistar Set, & Ranger Case, all together for $2000 with free shipping as part of their lighting end of year closeout sale!

Metz mecablitz M400 Flash for Fuji for $100 + S&H

You can blitz your Fuji with this new condition Metz mecablitz M400 Flash for Fuji cameras, on sale for $100 plus shipping (around $5 for slowest option) at Adorama as part of their year-end closeout/clearance while-supplies-last sale…

Westcott Rapid Box Duo 32″ Octagonal Speedlite Modifier with 40 Degree Egg Crate Grid for $299

Another wave of lightning specials is in from Adorama! We start with the Westcott Rapid Box Duo 32″ Octagonal Speedlite Modifier with 40 Degree Egg Crate Grid on sale for $299 with free shipping.

These are end of year while-supplies-last type of sales. I will post some separately, some grouped together depending on how they flow. I just don’t want to create two dozen one-sentence posts 🙂

10% off Used Cameras and Lenses at KEH

KEH Camera is closing the year with a 10% off sale on Cameras and Lenses. The prices are reflected automatically on their website. There’s no coupon code to enter! The sale ends 12/31/17 at 11:59pm ET, which is when the free 365-day warranty promotion ends as well.

If you want to trade-in your own camera gear and you are a fan of shopping at KEH Camera for more gear, you can get 5% more on your own used camera gear if you get paid with a KEH gift card instead of a cold hard cash cheque.

Flashpoint 19″ AC Powered Fluorescent Ring Light + Stand + Ballhead for $100 w/free S&H

Thunderbolt and Lighting, not Lightning, although Lightning can serve as Lighting 😉 Okay, now that I got that joke (attempt) out of my system…

… Adorama is offering the new condition Flashpoint 19″ AC Powered 600W 5500K Fluorescent Ring Light Kit for a limited time, as a …flash sale, for $100 with free expedited shipping.

This includes automatically while this promotion is running:

+ Flashpoint 19″ Fluorescent AC Powered Ring Light (the main item)
+ Flashpoint Pro Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand – 7.2′
+ Flashpoint Lightweight Mini Ballhead with Cold Shoe

For more action, take a deep dive into the Adorama Year-End Clearance Sale (over 7300 items included)…

Open Box Flashpoint XPLOR 600 HSS Battery-Powered Monolight (Bowens) for $399 with full warranty

If you are a fan of open-box lighting gear, Adorama is offering the open-box Flashpoint XPLOR 600 HSS Battery-Powered Monolight ~ Bowens Mount (Godox Witstro AD600BM) ~ for $399 with free expedited shipping.

Per the message below the price over there, this is:

“Open Box Items are fully backed by the manufacturer’s warranty and have been designated for items that may have been displayed in our retail store, used occasionally for training. This item is OPEN-BOX EXCELLENT Product looks brand new and includes all original parts and accessories.”

Walgreens Photo: 75% off Wood, 30% off Photo Gifts

More coupon action at Walgreens Photo with the following limited time coupon promotions:

+ coupon NEWYEARGIFT is 30% off Cards, Premium Stationery, and Photo Gifts

+ coupon NEWPANEL75 is a nice 75% off Wood Panels

+ free store pickup; shipping to an address of your choice is extra (unless they are running free shipping promotions)

AdoramaPIX: 15% off Photo Prints, 10% Site-wide

We have a new set of coupons at AdoramaPIX running until Saturday 12/30/17 at 11:59pm. They are as follows:

+ YREND15EM gets you 15% off Photo Prints

+ YREND10EM gets you 10% off Sitewide

FREE to Watch NOW: Joe McNally’s Life in Photography

The headliner of the current CretiveLIVE ON-AIR schedule, the free to watch online classes during their promotional free-streaming window, is a class by the one and only Joe McNally, “Lighting, Logistics, and Strategies for a Life in Photography”.

The Sony a7r III Floodgates have opened: IN-STOCK at Many Authorized Dealers for $3200

I just updated the Stock Status Tracker, and we have great news for Sony a7r III hunters! The camera is now in-stock for its starting price of $3200 at various authorized Sony USA dealers:

+ Adorama with FREE Overnight Delivery

+ B&H Photo with FREE Next Day Delivery

+ Various at Amazon including Murphy’s (fulfilled by Amazon), Cameta and Focus

+ Various Authorized on eBay including Beach, Photo Craft, and more

+ I will add a more detailed list in the Stock Status Tracker later today when I’ll be using a full size keyboard

Dell Refurb Coupon: 45% off items $399+

Dell Refurbished is back with a duo of coupons running until Tuesday at 11:59pm central time (that’s 1/2/18). Free shipping. Coupons cannot be used on clearance items or combined with other offerings.

+ 45% off any item priced $399 & up using Coupon code: NEWYEAR18

+ 31% off any item priced $398 or less (excluding E6430 models) using Coupon code: NEWYEAR18

(SOLD OUT) 1-Year Creative Cloud Photography Plan for $90

As of a Saturday 5:12pm ET recheck, this sold out. It is rare for digital software to sell out but this one did. They either ran out of licenses or there was some other technical issue, or Amazon yanked the listing to end the promotion…

The “Digital Day” is over, but as of Saturday 11:06am ET, this sale continues… One of the Amazon Digital Day offers running at the moment is a 1-Year Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan offered for $90 for the 12-month term prepaid in advance. This is the download option. The key card by mail is not on sale. Limit two per customer during this promotion expires Saturday 3am ET. Thanks to one of our readers for the alert!

(ENDED) Sat: Poweradd 30,000 mAh PowerBank/Charger for $30 w/FS

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+ for all the Gold Box posts here, follow the Yellow Brick Road of Gold-Box tagged posts

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(ENDED) GoPro HERO6 Black for $400

As of a 12/31/17 at 12:52pm ET recheck, this sale ended…

The new condition GoPro HERO6 Black action camera is currently on sale for $400 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual with up to three sets per customer at the sale price. This is an old fashioned sale, not a lightning deal, so expiration time is unknown. The prices of the various other kits are adjusted accordingly to the sale price of the root model.

Refurbished Nikon D3400 with 18-55 and 70-300 DX for $390

Back to the eBay Deals where we have a new low price. The manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3400 Two Lens Kit with the 18-55 and 70-300 DX lenses has dropped from $400 to $390, but also lost the $20 eBay gift card that had during the Black-Cyber season. It also gets a Nikon gadget bag. I don’t recall if this was included the Black-Cyber offering. They come with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.

GoPro HERO5 Session with Choice of Extras for $199

The GoPro HERO5 Session currently goes for $199 with free shipping and your choice of freebies depending on the seller of choice:

+ at B&H Photo you get a free Head Strap + QuickClip Kit

+ at Adorama you get a free 64GB Sandisk Extreme card

+ at Adorama you get a free 32GB Sandisk Extreme card and GoPro Tripod Mount with Mini Tripod