GoPROs have become a musician’s accessory these days as well with first-person and live footage being more and more common. So it is not a surprise that the GoPRO HERO5 Session is currently on sale for $250 with free shipping at Musician’s Friend. You can earn member rewards on the purchase if you are a member of their free Rewards program. Musician’s Friend has the same parent company as Guitar Center but their website operates separately.
Nikon mayhaps recognized that they priced the 100 Year Anniversary Lenses ($4000+) and Anniversary DSLRs ($2800+) out of reach for many of their fans, so they are also releasing two less un-affordable anniversary products as well, these too with a late July 2017 release estimate:
+ Anniversary Camera Strap in brown or black for $100 each at B&H Photo
+ Anniversary Premium Leather Bag (Antique Cognac) for $400 at B&H Photo
In addition to the 100 Year Anniversary DSLRs, Nikon is also releasing select Lenses as 100 Year Anniversary editions, these too with a late July 2017 release estimate.
+ Triple F2.8 PRO ZOOM set for $8000 at B&H Photo
+ it consists of the 14-24 f2.8G ED, 24-70 f2.8E ED VR, and 70-200 f2.8E FL ED VR
+ they have a Metallic Gray finish to distinguish them
+ Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR for $4000 at B&H Photo
+ the standard edition goes for $2800
Nikon is celebrating its 100 years of existence and to celebrate this milestone they are releasing two “100 Year Anniversary Editions” of two of their current DSLRs with a late July 2017 release estimate. They are priced for collectors and super-fans. They are currently available for pre-ordering as follows:
+ Nikon D5 Body Only for $8000 at B&H Photo
+ the standard version goes for $6500
The modular LG G5 was not greeted as a liberator by the smartphone reviewer industrial complex, but of photography interest, this has a dedicated camera controls add-on module, and said module, the LG CAM Plus, is included for FREE with the LG G5 which in itself is on sale for $288 with free expedited shipping in the Titan color scheme, unlocked with US warranty, with no contractual/carrier obligations at B&H Photo. The other colors go for more and do not include the LG CAM Plus module.
Amazon itself also has it for $288 (limit three per customer) but does NOT include the LG CAM Plus for free.
B&H Photo is running a new SLR Magic Instant Savings promotion featuring a total of 15 lenses of different mounts including Sony E, M43rds and PL mount.
House brands are all the rage these days, for example, AmazonBasics expanding at an exponentially expansive rate. B&H Photo has house brands too, and under their Ruggard brand, three new DSLR + Laptop backpack are now in-stock and shipping with prices ranging from $50 to $70 with free shipping. One is meant for laptops up to 13″, another up to 15″, and another up to 17″. You can’t fit the Surface Studio in these 🙂 Free expedited shipping.
Earlier in the week we mentioned the Amazon Cash $20+ / $10 promotion. As promised, I boldly went out to try out this promotion. This is the chronicle of said adventure 🙂
This is a long write-up, more after the break…
Yesterday we mentioned a Chromebook, so the Fairness Doctrine requires that we must mention a Windows device within 24 hours. Which is convenient because today the brand new Microsoft Surface Laptop (actual laptop with screen glued to the keyboard) has began shipping at various authorized dealers including the official Microsoft Online Store and B&H Photo and various at Amazon.
Some options may not be available in-stock at every retailer. Prices start at $999 (i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB, HD 620), then go to $1299 (i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB, HD 620), then $1599 (i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB, HD 640), and $2199 (i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB, HD 640). The Platinum color has all four configurations. The other three colors are only the i5/256. A cellular model is coming later in the year.
NOTE: this comes with “Windows 10 S” out of the box, but you have until December 31 in 2017 for a FREE upgrade to “Windows 10 PRO”. This is officially mentioned in the Surface Laptop specs [under the “Software” box]. Once you go Windows 10 PRO however, you cannot switch back to Windows 10 S.
NOTE #2: No official Surface accessories are included, so if you want to use it with the Surface Pen, Dock, Dial, Mouse, you have to use your own or purchase them too.
Today is June 15, so the new DJI Spark quadcopter is now in-stock and shipping for $500 in the standard kit or for $700 in the Fly More combo (extra battery, propellers, etc) at the official DJI store and B&H Photo and Adorama and various at Amazon.
The Alpine White color scheme is in-stock everywhere. For other colors, check the individual listings.
This lightning deal expired…
Generating some traction among today’s Gold Box deals is the new condition Neewer NW-561 LCD Display Speedlite Flash going for $32 with free shipping. The price was $40 last night when I posted the Lightning Deals schedule. It is 14% claimed as of 10am ET. Offer ends at 1:39pm ET or earlier if sold out. It averages 4.1 out of 5 based on 169 customer reviews.