Nikon 50mm f1.8G with Extras for $177

The Nikon 50mm f/1.8G lens is bundled with some free extras for $177 with free shipping at Adorama. There are even two different freebie bundles, but one is a subset of the other, so this bigger bundle is a better offer: you get a 58mm Pro-Optic Digital Essentials Filter Kit, a lens-cap tether, a cleaning kit, and a Corel software kit (including Aftershot PRO 2, Paintshop Pro X9, and VideoStudio 9).

If you don’t want/need the extra accessories, you can get it for the same price with 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo or 5% back as a statement credit for Prime members paying with Store Card or Chase VISA at Amazon itself

10-pocket SCOTTeVEST microfleece hoodie for $45 (three sizes only)

If you like to fill up your jacket with a variety of camera and photo accessories, there’s the classic photographer vest, but there’s also the SCOTTeVEST Hoodie Microfleece. This 10-pocket SCOTTeVEST is currently on sale for $45 with free shipping fulfilled by Amazon and Prime eligible. SCOTTeVEST is the Amazon seller. Only three sizes are currently available: Small, Medium, and XXX-Large.

GoPro HERO5 Black drops to $349

The GoPro HERO5 Black action camera is now down to $349 with free shipping at a number of retailers including Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.

PS: as usual with Amazon, if you are a Prime member and pay with either the Amazon Chase VISA or the Amazon Prime Store credit card, you get 5% as a statement credit. These are on the purchases overall, they are not limited to items sold and shipped by Amazon itself.

New 10.5-inch iPad PRO starts at $650, while Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 bundle gets discounted

Today’s 2.5 hour Apple Keynote at the 2017 World Wide Developer’s Conference ended but you can watch/rewatch it (and even watch it along with my live-trolling live-tweeting). One of the new things it brought us was a new 10.5 inch iPad PRO with faster everything, Pencil compatibility, iOS 11, dedicated tablet features, proper File Manager app, more multi-tasking, etc. Prices start at $650 for the new 10.5″ model.

But if you are of the Android persuasion, they have a discount to counter, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (with the S-Pen included as standard) is bundled the Samsung Keyboard Cover, all together for $562 by Amazon itself.

B&N coupon: 10% off $40+ OR 15% off $60+

Another coupon is live at the Barnes and Noble website, get 10% to 15% Off one Item With Code THANKSDAD by the end of day on 6/7/17. Orders over $60 get 15% off, while orders over $40 get 10% off. Strategically this is good for items that have the same prices everywhere or rarely go on sale. Free shipping with $25+ orders or if you are a paying member ($25/year).

The Clearance section is another place to look for deals. You can drill down the sub-categories or go directly to the Photography Clearance section.

Refurbished Nikon D7200 Body w/90-day warranty for $650

The new Nikon D7500 APS-C DSLR is now in-stock and shipping for $1250 as a body-only, but if you prefer to pay half of that and get a previous generation model, then to the eBay Deals we go…

… where the Buydig eBay store (99%, New Jersey) is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7200 body only for $650 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. Limit five units per customer.

Strategically, this is not an unreasonable strategy. Once a model is no longer “the latest model”, going for a manufacturer refurbished ~ as long as it has a solid discount over the new-condition ~ is a good way to make the most of your $$$. As long as you are comfortable with refurbished and such.

More B&H Photo OPTIC Streaming and Dealing ~ also Apple’s WWDC 2017 begins 1pm ET

Today is Day #2 of the B&H Photo OPTIC 2017 online conference and trade show, live-streaming on their website.

And as part of the festivities, there are new products and also new Special Offers. Some of them require promo code BHOPTICS17 to be entered. The offers that do require this promo code mention this over there.

Speaking of live-streaming, starting at 1pm ET today (Monday 6/5/17) is the Apple World Wide Developer’s Conference 2017, and it will be live-streaming on the Apple website and various other tech websites and video channels. If you are want to stream this on a non-Apple device, it is compatible with the …Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 10 🙂

Because the big tech announcement streams are fun, I will be live-tweeting/trolling the Apple WWDC 2017 as it streams!

(EDNED) Fujifilm VPB-XT2 Battery Grip (for X-T2) for $169

This sale ended, the price is now $230 as of 6/7/17…

If you want to get both the Fuji X-T2 and its official battery grip, you can buy them together for $100 more than the X-T2 body only on its own. Not only that, but Adorama bundles additional free accessories with it: 24/7 Traffic Collection holster, 32GB Lexar SDHC UHS-II U3 memory card, cleaning kit, memory card wallet, card reader, and the Corel software bundle.

But if you only want the battery grip, the Fujifilm VPB-XT2 Vertical Power Booster, it is currently on sale for $169~ with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to ten units per customer.