Randomness of Open-Box Joby GorillaPods and such (21 options; $15 to $78)

A randomess of a variety of open-box Joby GorillaPods and other similar/assorted Joby products is a featured sale at Woot Electronics running until the end of June 2017. This is not a daily deal, it’s one of their longer-running offers. There are a total of 21 items in-stock (and one that sold out) with prices ranging from $15 to $78. Shipping is the usual $5 flat shipping for everything you buy during a calendar day.

ikan Featherweight Bi-Color LED 3-Point Kit with 3x IFB1024 Lights for $2242

On the lighting front, it’s big bundle time at B&H Photo where they offer the ikan Featherweight Bi-Color LED 3-Point Kit with 3x IFB1024 Lights for $2242~ with free standard shipping as a limited time offer. The bundle includes:

+ 3x IFB1024 Bi-Color LED Panels
+ 3x AB Battery Plates & V-Mount Adapters
+ 3x Power Supplies, Barndoors, Diffusers
+ 3x Heavy Duty Light Stands
+ 1x Stand Bag
+ 1x Kit Bag for Lights

Lowepro Adventura 140 Camera Case for $10

Staples is trying to make their website a destination by offering a variety of varying doorbusters. The Lakers are not doing so well, so they need to find other ways to bring people to their brand 😉 Which brings us to a clearance doorbuster, the Lowepro Adventura 140 Camera Case is offered for $10 each. Free store pickup. It is only sold online, not through their B&M stores. Free shipping depends on your order total and Rewards membership level/status. Their shopping cart will tell you.

Apple Mac PRO (3.7 GHz Xeon E5, 12GB RAM, 256GB PCi, Dual AMD FirePRO D300, etc) for $1999

If you are not tempted by the upcoming iMac PRO, and you instead prefer the cylindrical UFO Nac PRO desktops, B&H Photo has the Apple Mac Pro Desktop Computer (Quad-Core, Late 2013) on sale for a limited time for $1999 with free expedited shipping. This is model ME253LL/A with 3.7 GHz Intel Xeon E5 Quad-Core and 12GB RAM and 256GB PCIe and Dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs (2 x 2GB) and Six Thunderbolt 2 Ports, and support for up to three 4K displays, and more…

For more action, check the B&H Photo Featured Sales

Used Lens with Problems (does not AF): Tamron 16-30mm Di II VC PZD (Nikon) for $309 + S&H

On the other hand, if you are comfortable with used lenses that have known issues, you can get the Nikon version of the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Zoom Lens for $309 plus shipping (starts at $8+) in “Used – Fair” condition at Adorama.

Make sure you understand the used condition designations at Adorama and read the details in the listing of each used item. This particular lens is described as “PLEASE NOTE: Lens does not auto focus; image quality will; be affected; cosmetic condition is V; may have other issues”. So fans of manual focusing 🙂

If any of these make you uncomfortable, do not buy! The new condition goes for $500 and bundled with freebies.

Monday: Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO with $20 Rewards and 67mm Hoya UV Haze NXT HMC Filter for $499 [C/N/A]

It’s Tamron time! Good until 11:59pm ET tonight, the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO lens in the Canon, Nikon and Sony A DSLR systems is bundled with 4% promotional rewards (about $20 to be used in future B&H purchases) along with a FREE 67mm Hoya UV Haze NXT HMC Filter for $499 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. No coupons, no rebates, just add to cart and zoom through.

Panasonic GX8 with 12-60mm and Choice of Freebies for $998

The Panasonic GX8 body only (in either black or silver) is bundled with the Panasonic 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 ASPH PowerOIS lens for $998 at select authorized Panasonic dealers that also include some freebies.

At B&H Photo, you get 4% promotional rewards, which is about $40 to spend in future B&H purchases.

At Adorama, you a 32GB SD card, camera bag, card reader, memory card wallet, cleaning kit, and the good old Corel software bundle (which includes Aftershot PRO 2, PSP X9, and VideoStudio 9).

At both places, you can optionally increase the original warranty from 1-year to 3-years by filing paperwork with Panasonic. Because the more computers we have, the more paperwork we need 🙂

UPDATE: but wait, there’s more! Ritz Cameras thru Amazon (Prime eligible) has its own bundle for $998, a 64GB Transcend SDXC card, extra Polaroid battery, extra charger, 72-inch tripod, Polaroid Slave Flash, 58mm UV filter, and assorted accessotrinkets (= accessories + trinkets).

If you are a Prime member and pay with either the Prime Store Credit card or the Amazon Chase VISA credit card, you automatically earn 5% back as a statement credit. This applies to everything at Amazon, but I don’t want to repeat it in every post, so I randomly mention it as a reminder FIY 🙂

Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM Lens with Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum 3 Section Tripod for $1699

The new condition Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens goes for $1699 at authorized Canon USA dealers, and you have the option to get a free 13-month Accidental Damage protection by registering your product within 30 days of purchase.

However, at the moment, Adorama is bundling this lens with a FREE tripod. And it’s not a toy tripod! It is the Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum 3 Section Tripod with Horizontal Column (19.84lbs Load Capacity, 66.93″ Maximum Height). The tripod is included in the product bundle above, you see it mentioned over there while this promotion is running.

On the other hand, if you have enough tripods to re-enact the Planet of the Tripods movie, and if you prefer general purpose accessories, Adorama has an accessory bundle offer with these freebies: 82mm lens filters kit, lens shade, cleaning kit, Corel software bundle (five software titles), and other assorted lens-accessories.

But if you instead want to optimize for a lower price, and you don’t need any extra accessories, and you are comfortable with imported grey-market lenses that come with a 1-year seller warranty instead of a 1-year Canon USA warranty, you can get this lens in new condition but imported grey-market for the very specific price of $1591 with free shipping by 6ave on eBay (99.1%, New Jersey). Limit five per customer. Over 200 units got sold so far from this listing.

Monday: Monoprice 28-inch UHD Premium Series Matte 4K 60Hz 5ms Monitor for $280 after coupon with free S&H

One of the deals created by the Monoprice Monday-only 20% off coupon BIG20 is that you can get the new condition
Monoprice 28-inch UHD Premium Series Matte 4K 60Hz 5ms Monitor for $280 with free standard USA shipping. The price before the coupon is $350.

It averages 4.1 out of 5 based on 14 customer reviews, and it has 22 questions with 37 answers. Keep in mind the Q&A is peer-driven, so the answers are only as good as the answerers (it should be a new word by now!).

Specs include 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz (UHD), 300cd/m2, Adobe RGB, 5ms Tr+Tf (response time), Antiglare matte, 170° left/right, 160° up/down, various connectors (VGA, dual-link DVI-D, DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI), VESA, etc. A 22-page PDF user manual is available over there if you want to read through it to get a better feel for it. This is a direct link to PDF (opens PDF file).

Monoprice is expanding into various other product categories. It’s not just cables anymore. This is a practical kit BUT of photography interest, there are enough pieces you could actually dedicate it as a photography prop (and never use it, so it looks nice and shiny). It is the Pure Outdoor Coffee and Tea Set for $20 with free standard US Shipping when you use Promo Code BIG20 on 6/19/17. Price before coupon is $25.

A carrying case with padded inserts is included, which you can repurpose for camera accessories 🙂

B&N online coupons: $10/$75+ or $5/$40+

Whole Foods is not the only place you can buy books these days 🙂 There’s a new coupon promotion running at Barnes and Noble, coupon code HAPPYSUMMER gets you either $5 Off Your Order of $40+ OR $10 Off Your Order of $75+.

Offer Ends 6/23/17. Excluded are LEGO (in Toys Dept), Nook Devices, Gift Cards, and Nook ebooks. 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.