Sony a5000 with 16-50mm and Extra Battery for $379

If of all the Sony mirrorless APS-C cameras it is the A5000 with the 16-50mm the one you want, in new condition, you can get in the black or silver color schemes for $379 with free shipping at B&H Photo with a free Watson additional battery included. The white color scheme goes for the same price but does not include a free Watson battery.

Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 and $100 Gift Card for $698

Good news and bad news. The bad news ~ the Panasonic GX85 with 45-150mm and $100 gift card bundle is SOLD OUT at Adorama and gone, toast, it can no longer be ordered. They are done.

The good news is that the $100 Gift Card offer “jumped” to the two lens kit. So you pay $698, and for that you receive the Panasonic GX85 with the 12-32mm and 45-150mm lenses along with a $100 Adorama gift certificate, with free expedited shipping. This is available in both the black color scheme and the silver color scheme. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout.

4TB Seagate Expansion Desktop External HDD USB 3.0 for $100

As I am preaching the importance of backups, I am realizing that I am behind on my backups too 🙂 Which brings us to an external desktop USB 3.0 hard drive sale, it is the new condition 4TB Seagate Expansion Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEB4000100) on sale for $100 with free shipping by NewEgg on eBay (limit five per customer) and at Amazon by Amazon itself.

PS: if buying on eBay, don’t forget the 10% eBay Bucks promotion if you are eligible. It expires at 3am ET on Saturday.

Select Photography Classes for $19 each at CreativeLIVE

CreativeLIVE has launched a Weekend Sale, featuring select photography classes for $19 each until Sunday night. No coupon is needed, the sale price is shown on their website while this promotion is running. Topics covered in the sale classes including wedding, posing, speedlight, post-processing, droning, scrapbooking, and more.

But if you prefer not to pay, and you have schedule flexibility, you can watch classes for FREE when they are originally recorded online. Check their ON-AIR SCHEDULE for the upcoming schedule. There’s a variety of classes, including camera-centric courses (eg Canon 77D and D-Rebel T7i), Adobe Lightroom CC crash course, wedding, story telling, business, sports and more.

Retailer News: Amazon buying Whole Foods for $13.7B in Cash!

Would you like an organic DSLR with your organic apples? You may soon be able to buy them both side by side. Okay, probably not, but in a surprise announcement today, Amazon revealed that it is paying $13.7 billion in cold hard cash to buy Whole Foods. You can find coverage of this at major tech and business websites and opines by social media gurus, all nicely organized at Techmeme.com.

$20 off $100+ REI Garage purchases

If you like outfit your outdoor photography adventures with REI, good until June 22, they have an automatic in-cart promotion that gets you $20 off purchases of $100+ of eligible products at the REI Garage. The “Garage” is their Outlet store. The “Details” link over there explains what qualifies. There’s no coupon code to enter, it happens automatically in the shopping cart.