Did you know? Leica has Three Official Lens-Shaped Coffee Mugs for $30 to $35

Did you know that Leica has officially licensed lens-shaped coffee mugs, sold under their brand? They have multiple models even!

The iconic Noctilux-M 50 goes for $35 with free shipping at Amazon (Prime eligible; price is exactly $35, so non-Prime members get free shipping too) along with B&H Photo and Adorama.

Meanwhile, the Summarit-S70 homage lens-shaped coffee mug also goes for $35 with free shipping by Ace Photo thru Amazon (NOT Prime eligible; ships directly from “Ace Photo”). Adorama has the same price and it is in-stock but charges shipping. B&H Photo has free shipping but it’s a “Special Order” (ships 7-14 business days).

We are not done yet, there is also the iconic Leica RED dot coffee mug which goes for $30 with free shipping at B&H Photo but it’s a “Special Order” (ships 7-14 business days). Meanwhile Adorama has it in-stock but charges shipping ($5+ based on zipcode/etc). Adorama also offers it thru Amazon but the S&H fee is fixed at $9~, so you are better off buying directly from Adorama unless your lowest S&H fee is over $8.85.

Now that you’ve spent all your coffee money on the Leica coffee mugs, how about a deal on coffee to make up for it? 🙂 Amazon itself is offering 12-ounce Caribou Coffee Costa Rica (Bag, Light Roast, Ground) for $3.44 with a limit of four 12oz bags per customer at this price. This is an ADD-ON item, so you need a $25+ order to buy it.

UPDATE: there’s also this Melitta Cone Filter Coffeemaker 10 Cup going for $4.99 (limit 4 per customer). Also an ADD-On item. It includes a 10-cup glass carafe and a plastic coffee cone (takes #6 filters; filters not included but 100pk brown for $2 at Trader Joe). No AC power, this is pour-over and modular. Even if you don’t drink coffee, you can use this in “hipster coffee” stock photos 😉

Flashpoint Portable 1200ws Extension Head with FREE Flash Tube for $230

Also part of the April Fools Sale, Adorama is offering a couple of Flashpoint products as follows:

+ Flashpoint Portable 1200ws Extension Head For The XPLOR 600 (Bowens Mount) with FREE Flashpoint Flash Tube for XPLOR 1200 Flash Extension Head for $230 with free expedited shipping. The freebie is indicated on the product page while this promotion is running as follows (if you don’t see it mentioned over there, it means the offer expired). Annotated screenshot crop below:

Also on sale, but without a freebie is the Flashpoint Rapid 600 HSS Monolight with Built-in R2 2.4GHz Radio Remote System (Bowens Mount) for $429 with free expedited shipping

Lowepro Camera Bags for $15 or $20 with Free Shipping [also Domke Tripod Bag for $25 w/FS]

Also part of the Adorama April Tomfoolery Sale is a trio of bag modest doorbusters, two camera bags, one laptop bag, all three with free shipping:

+ Lowepro Rezo TLZ-10 Holster-style Bag for $15

+ Lowepro Toploader 55 AW Bag for $20

+ Brenthaven Collins Sleeve Plus Shoulder Bag for Up to 15″ Laptops for $20

+ Domke F-440, 40″ Long Tripod Bag, Black for $25

In-Stock Now: GoPRO Karma quadcopter

Another new item is now in-stock and ready to ship, it is the GoPRO Karma quadcopter/drone available in two configurations. Drone-only goes for $800, while bundled with the GoPRO Hero5 BLACK goes for $1100. So there is a bundling discount, getting the Hero5 for $300 more, which defeats even the sale prices of the Hero5 at authorized dealers (it sometimes gets bundled with $60 store gift cards at $400).

+ GoPRO Karma only for $800 at Adorama and Amazon itself (limit 3)

+ GoPRO Karma + HERO5 BLACK for $1100 at Adorama and Amazon itself (limit 3)

Vanguard Alta Pro 264AB 100 Aluminum Tripod Kit for $155

Another tripod sale came up while doing the Canon Lenses with Free Tripods post, the new condition Vanguard Alta Pro 264AB 100 Aluminum Tripod Kit is going for $155 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of ten units per customer. This too looks like a computer-generated price-match of 3rd-party sellers.

PS: if you haven’t seen this yet, the Wall Street Journal has an article on the High Speed Price Wars that happen behind the scenes on Amazon product pages as various sellers compete with each other and the world on pricing. [MUST READ!]

Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod for $179

While price-checking things for the Canon Lenses with Free Tripods post, another tripod sale came up, it is the new condition Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod going for $179 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of ten units per customer. This looks like a computer-generated price-match of 3rd-party sellers offering it at that price, so its existence may depend on the 3rd-party sellers continuing their sale (or if Amazon’s price-match mechanism has its own auto-timeout feature or who-knows how Amazon and it’s Data Bots decide things).

Canon Lenses with Free Manfrotto or Vanguard “Real” Tripods

Some people like bundles with lots of small accessories, others don’t because they don’t need/want extra small accessories. But they may be a lot more interested when camera gear are bundled with “real” accessories, in this case, “real” Manfrotto and Vanguard tripods! Adorama is offering some of these bundles as part of their Canon Instant Rebates special promotion:

With Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
+ Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM for $1699
+ Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens for $1848

+ tripod on its own goes for $179 by Amazon itself which is a sale/price-match of 3rd-party sellers
+ tripod on its own goes for $250 at B&H Photo

With Vanguard 264AB-100 Tripod
+ Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM for $1899
+ Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II USM IS for $1999

+ tripod on its own goes for $155 by Amazon itself which is a sale/price-match of 3rd-party sellers

New Sony a6* and a5* Instant Rebates (16 options)

A new round of manufacturer-initiated Instant Savings promotions are out for the Sony a6* and a5* APS-C mirrorless cameras, featuring the a6500, a6300, a6000, and a5100 kits at B&H Photo. When you go to the individual product pages, make sure you check the “Free Accessories Kit” option as some of these bundles get free accessories as well (memory card, battery, bag, etc).

You can navigate the various colors, options, and kits using the root product page for each camera model but be careful not to get lost in the woods 🙂

(SOLD OUT) Sunpak 620-520DLX Tripod for $10

As of a 4/2/17 at 10:20pm ET recheck, this is sold out and cannot be ordered…

It’s unofficial Tripod Day today! In addition to the previously posted tripod deals we have another one, it is the new condition Sunpak 620-520DLX Tripod going for $10 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to ten units per customer. It is currently restricted to Prime members. The shipping estimate is “1 to 2 months”, so don’t get it if you need it yesterday. The “1 to 2 months” is also sometimes (but not always) an indicator that the offer is getting close to ending.