Archives for January 2017

Bower 35mm f1.4 (Sony A) for $279

For a limited time only, the Bower 35mm f1.4 Lens in the Sony A mount is on sale for $279 with free shipping and handling at B&H Photo… For more action, check their Featured Sales

Imported Canon 5D Mark IV Body Only with 1yr Seller Warranty for $2799

The Canon 5D Mark IV Body Only goes for $3500 at authorized Canon USA dealers, such as Adorama which offers 2% promotional rewards with it.

On the other hand, if you are a risk-tolerant shopper, to the Trending eBay Deals we go, where eBay seller “Electronics Valley” (99.7%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Canon 5D Mark IV Body Only for $2799 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from the seller (not Canon USA). Limit up to five per customer. Over 420 cameras were sold through this ebay listing.

Canon 5D Mark III Body with PIXMA PRO 100 for $2549 after $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC)

Bundle time again! B&H Photo is bundling the PIXMA PRO 100 printer with the Canon 5D Mark III Body Only. You pay $2899 at checkout. After you receive the items and all is well, you submit the mail-in rebate form. If all is well, a few weeks later, you receive a $350 prepaid American Express gift card by mail, making it a $2549 after $350 MIR promotion.

In-stock now: Rokinon 35mm f1.2 ED AS UMC CS for $499 (E/X)

Prime time for the world of mirrorless cameras! The Rokinon 35mm f1.2 ED AS UMC CS lens is now in-stock, in the Fuji X and Sony E systems, for $499 with free shipping at B&H Photo.

Lowepro Scout SH 100 Shoulder Bag for $10 with free S&H

Doorbuster time at Adorama! They are offering the Lowepro Scout SH 100 Shoulder Bag targeted for mirrorless cameras with lens, in the slate-blue color-scheme, for $10 with free shipping and handilng!

Nikon Macro and Portrait Kit with Boatload of Freebies for $497

It’s back on again, the Nikon Macro and Portrait Kit which consists of the Nikon 35mm f1.8 DX and 85mm f3.5G DX VR Macro, goes for $497 with free shipping and it is bundled with the following freebies at Adorama: Corel Software Bundle (includes Aftersho PRO 2, Paintshop Pro X9, VideoStudio 9, and two more), the Tiffen 52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit, a ProOptic 52mm MV UV filter, and the obligatory cleaning kit.

Imported Nikon D750 body only for $1299

The Nikon D750 body only currently goes for $1900 at authorized Nikon USA dealers, some of which bundle it with a variety of free accessories (eg Adorama).

But if you are comfortable with imported grey-market items, off to the eBay deals we go, where the PhotoVideo4Less store (100%, New York) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Nikon D750 body only for $1299 with free shipping. There is no mention of any warranty coverage on the listing. Optionally they have a “Save when you bundle related items” promotion on the page over there.

Walmart switches to Jet-like Free Shipping, will refund paying members of Shipping Pass

The first major impact of Walmart purchasing Jet and giving Jet more power over the Walmart website is happening now. Walmart is cancelling their Shipping Pass service (it was a $49 per year service that got you free shipping Prime-like), and will be refunding paying customers for the service. At the same time, they will lower the free shipping threshold from $50 to $35, and many items will be eligible for free 2-day shipping. Details at the Walmart help pages.

PS: Walmart has an open marketplace (like Amazon, NewEgg, Best Buy, Sears, etc), so the free shipping terms apply to items shipped by Walmart itself (not 3rd-party sellers). As usual with these type of offers, they cover the 48 contiguous states. Non-48 addresses and APO/FPO addresses with US zipcodes will get the free 3-5 day shipping. Until Star Trek Transporters (TM) become commercially available.

(ENDED) Nikon 18-200mm f3.5-5.6G AF-S ED DX VR II for $499

As of a late 2/1/17 recheck, this is sold out and cannot be ordered at this price… Zoom-zoom! A rare lens discount! The new condition Nikon 18-200mm f3.5-5.6G AF-S ED DX VR II is on sale for $499 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. The shipping estimate is February 8 (2017) with a limit of up to ten units per customer. This is not a lightning deal.

(ENDED) Metz MZ 36352OPL 36 AF-5 4/3rds TTL Flash for $126

This lightning deal expired… In the Gold Box good until 2:35pm ET (or earlier if sold out) is the Metz MZ 36352OPL 36 AF-5 4/3rds TTL Flash Mode for Digital Olympus/Pana/Leica Cameras going for
$126~ with free shipping, sold and shipped by Amazon herself. The price before the sale was $140 last night when I posted the Lightning Deals schedule.

(ENDED) Wedn: Canon MG6821 for $35; DJI Inspire 1 v2.0 PRO with Zenmuse X5 for $2799, Black Edition for $3499, RAW for $4599

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(ENDED) Wednesday Daily Deals: Metz Flash, Intova X2 Action Cam, Etc

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Olympus E-M5 II with 12-50mm and $40 Rewards for $1000 (Optional: add Lenses or Bags for combined purchase discount)

For a limited time, the Olympus E-M5 II body is bundled with the Olympus 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ lens and $40~ in promotional rewards (to be used in future purchases) at Adorama in the black E-M5 II or the silver E-M5 II color schemes… Offer ends 2/25/17…

But that’s not all. Optionally you can purchase this bundle along with select Olympus M43 lenses for a combined purchase discount. Expand the yellow “Special Offer” section and then cilck on the “Camera Lens Deals” section. A mix of primes and zooms are eligible, for example, you can add the 40-150mm for $99 more, or the 12-40mm f2.8 for $699 more… Also there, you can add 24/7 Traffic Collection camera bags for +$7 to +$35 depending on which bag you select.

32GB Toshiba Exceria Compactflash 1000x for $17 with free S&H

The 32GB Toshiba Exceria Compactflash 1000x memory card is currently on sale for $17 with free shipping at Adorama. You can buy as many as you like during this sale, which is a “while supplies last” type of a sale. This is Toshiba model number PFC032U-1EXS.

FREE ACDSee Photo Studio Beta for MacOS

If you like to boldly go and try new beta digital imaging software, AND if you have a MacOS computer (Intel, at least 1GB RAM, 100MB+ free space, OS X 10.11 or 10.12), you can sign up for a free beta of ACDSee’s Photo Studio Beta. You enter name and email address to get access to the beta. Download begins automatically after you enter that information. I don’t have a MacOS device, so I can’t test this any further.

Used Sony RX100 first gen for $280

If you want to try out the Sony RX100 series without breaking the bank, and if you are comfortable with used cameras, you can get the first generation Sony RX100 in “Used – Condition 8+” for $280 at B&H Photo. B&H Photo offers a 90-day warranty covered by B&H for the used products they sell on their website.

To compare, the new condition prices for $400 for the 1st generation, $550 for the 2nd generation, $700 for the 3rd generation, and $850 for the 4th generation, and $1000 for the 5th generation, at authorized Sony USA dealers. Notice a pattern?

SPOILER ALERT: It’s the +$150 price staircase 🙂

In-stock now: Panasonic GX850 w/12-42 for $550

The new Panasonic GX850 with 12-32mm f3.5-5.6 MEGA OIS is now in-stock in the silver color scheme for its starting price of $550 at the official Panasonic USA store.

If you prefer to buy from independent retailers (instead of the manufacturer) it is expected to start shpiping on Wednesday at Amazon by Amazon itself. Therea are no date estimates at the moment at Adorama and B&H Photo.

40% off Everything Photo with coupon at Walgreens Photo

Reading is fun-da-mental, and so is printing! Coupon code GETITALL gets you 40% off on Everything Photo (all the various photo print options they offer) at Walgreens Photo. Free store pickup. Delivery to your address of choice costs extra (unless they have online S&H promotions). Limit five uses per customer. Offer ends on Wednesday at 11:59pm Central time but sometimes these coupons get extended to Saturday at 11:59pm Central time.

(ENDED) Tuesday’s Daily Deals: Dolica, B+W, Nanuk, Tiffen, Studio/Lighting Kits, Jacket and Half Cases, Etc

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(ENDED) 256GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC C10 for $120

This promotion expired… If you are boldly going with microSDXC storage, B&H Photo is offering the 256GB Sandisk Ultra UHS-I microSDXC Memory Card (Class 10) for $120 with free shipping. Maximum 20 per customer during this sale. Sale ends on Tuesday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out).

(ENDED) Tue: Impact 5-in-1 42″ reflector for $28, Handheld Gimbal for Mirrorless for $399, Etc

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(ENDED) Monday: 25% off $300+ Monoprice order

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(ENDED) Refurbished Fuji XP90 waterproof P&S camera for $105

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(ENDED) 6TB Western Digital MyBook External Desktop USB 3.0 HDD for $90

As of a 2/1/17 recheck, this is sold out and gone and cannot be ordered…

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(ENDED) 128GB Sandisk Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $25 w/free S&H

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(ENDED) Monday Daily Deals: Vanguard, Godox Flashes, Fotodiox, Thule, Nanuk, CowboyStudio, Etc

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(ENDED) Monday: Sandisk Extreme PRO SD reader $18, 500GB G-Tech $40, E-Image Tripod $160

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LIVE NOW: new Olympus Discounts: E-M5 II, E-M10 II, Pen-F, various M43rds Lenses

If you are interested in Olympus M43rds cameras or lenses, a new round of Olympus Instant Savings went live as of Sunday 1/29/17 at 12:01am ET. The list of eligible products can be found at B&H Photo. Here’s some of them:

+ Olympus E-M10 II with 14-42 for $600
+ Olympus E-M10 II with 14-42 and 40-150 for $700
+ Olympus E-M10 II with 12-50 for $750
+ Olympus E-M5 II body with 12-50 for $1000
+ Olympus E-M5 II with 12-40 and 12-50 for $1600
+ Olympus Pen-F body for $1100
+ Olympus 17mm f1.8 for $324
+ Olympus 25mm f1.8 OR 45mm f1.8 for $324,
+ Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 for $1350, 75-300 for $474, 8-18 for $850
+ Olympus Travel Kit: 17mm f1.8 and 14-150 for $700
+ Olympus Portrait Kit with 45mm f1.8 and 75mm f1.8 for $900
+ Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for $159
+ see them all nicely organized at B&H Photo

(ENDED) Sunday: Manfrotto Off road Hiker Backpack 20L for $70

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(ENDED) Sunday: 15% off at Monoprice with coupon

This Sunday coupon expired… It’s a coupon rerun this weekend. For Sunday only Promo Code SUNYAY gets you 15% off almost everything at the Monoprice website. Add items of interest and coupon in shopping cart to see what is eligible. You don’t need a login/account to test the coupon discounts.

(ENDED) Sunday Daily Deals: Nikon MB-D14 Battery Grip, Pelican Cases, Godox, Etc

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Studio Sale featuring Flashpoint, Kipon, Glow, H&A, Etc

Adorama has launched a brand new “secret” Studio Sale featuring studio-related products from various brands including Flashpoint (lightning, flashes), Kipon (adapters), 3Pod (tripods), Glow (lighting kits), 24/7 bags, ProOptic filters, Belle Drape backgrounds, and more. A total of 53 products are participating, too many to list here individually.

Manfrotto 682B Self-Standing Pro Monopod, Black Anodized for $70

To the Land of the Monopods we go, a moon that orbits the Planet of the Tripods, where we find the Manfrotto 682B Self-Standing Pro Monopod, Black Anodized on sale, in a while-supplis-last type of a promotion, for $70 with free shpping at Adorama… For more action, check their Best of January sales.

B + W 77mm Circular Polarizer Multi Coated Glass Filter for $67

The B + W 77mm Circular Polarizer Multi Coated Glass Filter is currently on sale for $67 with free shipping, as a while-supplies-last type of a sale, at Adorama. For more action, check their Best of January sales.

Godox AD600BM 600Ws GN87 HSS Flash Strobe Monolight with 8700mAh Battery for $479

Generating some traction in the Amazon Goldbox, good until 5:10pm ET tonight, the Godox AD600BM 600Ws GN87 HSS Flash Strobe Monolight with 8700mAh Battery is on sale for $479~ with free shipping. It is 50% claimed as of 12:11pm ET. The price before the sale was $669 last night when I posted the Lightning Deals schedule.

Hubsan X4 H107D 5.8GHz Mini FPV Quadcopter with 480p Camera, Transmitter Included for $75

A new flash sale is flying at Adorama, it is the Hubsan X4 H107D 5.8GHz Mini FPV Quadcopter with 480p Camera, Transmitter Included going for $75 with free shipping, for a limited time.

(ENDED) Rokinon 35mm F1.4 AS UMC (M43) for $307

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(ENDED) Magazine Sale: $5 per magazine per year: Pop Photo or Outdoor Pho or Digital Pho

The weekend is over and so is this promotion… It is a “default sale” at the DiscountMags weekend sale, offering 1-year of printed Pop Photo or Outdoor Photographer or Digital Photo for $5 per magazine per year, while VideoMaker and Digital Photo PRO go for $8 per magazine per eyar. Meanwhile Shutterbug is offered as a 1-year Zinio digital subscription for $10.

(ENDED) Saturday Daily Deals: Rokinon 35mm f1.4 M43, Godox Flashes, DROBO, Etc

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Imported Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM w/1yr seller warranty for $92

Also bubbling under in the Trending ebay deals, eBay seller is back again with another offer, they have the new condition imported grey-market Canon 50mm f1.8 STM EF lens for $92 with free shipping, with a limit of up to five per customer. This comes with a 1-year warranty from the seller, not Canon USA. Given the price and the simplicity of 50mm lenses, this is a lower risk grey-marekt purchase.

Imported Sony a7S II body w/1yr seller warranty for $2199

Back to the Trending eBay deals, if you are comfortable with imported grey-market digital cameras with a 1-year warranty from the seller (not Sony USA), you can get the new condition Sony a7s II body only for $2199 with free shipping, with a limit of up to five units per customer, by ebay seller “Deals ALL Year” (99.9%, New Jersey).

At authorized Sony USA dealers, you can get this for $2700 with a variety of free accessory bundles. For example, at Adorama you can get a $200 Adorama gift certificate, or a Tascam shotgun mic, or a bundle of other accessories.

Used Nikon 500mm f4G ED VR for $5500

The new condition Nikon 500mm f4G ED VR goes for $8000 at authorized dealers, but if you are comfortable with used lenses, you can get it in “Used – 8+ condition” for $5500 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Refurb Nikon 40mm f2.8 macro for $230

The Nikon 40mm f2.8G Micro goes for $277 in new condition at authorized dealers (eg bundled with free lens-y accessories at Adorama) but if you are comfortable buying refurbished, you can get the manufacturer refurbished version of this lens for $230 at B&H Photo with a 90-day warranty covered by B&H.

8pk Panasonic Eneloop AA for $18

If you go loopy for Eneloop, the 8pk of Panasonic Eneloop AA pre-charged rechargeables (BK-3MCCA8BA) are on sale for just under $18 at Amazon by Amazon itself. You can get a slight discount if you use Subscribe-and-Save if you have five or more different items during that particular month. This comes out to just under $2.25 per battery.

If you are interested in the black label “PRO” Eneloops, this 4-slot charger and 4 AA bundle goes for $24. This is model K-KJ17KHCA4A.

AdoramaPIX Metal Prints Coupon: 8×10″ for $5 or $25 off $29+

It’s metal time! Grab your AC/DC air guitars and get ready! AdoramaPIX has a new coupon promotion on metal prints. Coupon METALLOVE (two Ls in the middle) gets you 8×10 inch metal prints for $5. Or you can get $25 off orders of $29+ on other metal print sizes. One use per customer, so choose wisely. Cannot be combined with other offers. Free shipping if your post-coupon total is $49+. Offer ends 2/1/17.

PSA: Last Day to sign up for Meh.com Monthly $5/mo membership is 2/28/17

Meh.com (the founders of Woot) currently has an optional $5 per month membership plan that gets you free shipping on your first order for that particular month. This program is not ending for existing members, but starting March 1 in 2017, they will no longer accept NEW members. If you like the idea, you have until 2/28/17 to sign-up. This is a month-to-month membership. Details in the Meh forums. This is a list of the current membership benefits.

3Pod V3AH Video Tripod System Anodized Aluminum with 2-way Fluid Head & Quick-Release Plate for $80

The 3Pod V3AH Video Tripod System Anodized Aluminum with 2-way Fluid Head & Quick-Release Plate is currently on sale for $80 with free shipping at Adorama as one of their latest Best of January sales.

(ENDED) Refurbished MacBook Sale (12 options; ends Sat 1am ET)

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(ENDED) Friday: 15% off Monoprice coupon

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(ENDED) Friday Daily Deals: 256GB Lexar SSD, lots of Flashes again, APE, Studio/Lighting Kits, Etc

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