Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM with Extras for $369

The new condition Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM is on sale for $369 with free shipping at B&H Photo with 4% promotional rewards, or if prefer free lens-accessories, you can get it for the same price at Adorama. This is available in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR systems with OS (optical image stabilization) and in the Pentax and Sony A without OS.

SLR Magic 8mm f4 for $200 [m43]

The new condition SLR Magic 8mm f4 Micro Four Thirds lens is on sale for a limited time for $200 with free shipping at Adorama, or for $199 plus shipping at B&H Photo.

Speaking of alternative M43rds manufacturers, the YI with 12-40mm continues for $299, and even better the YI M1 with 12-40mm and 42.5mm f1.8 goes for $379 with free shipping in either black or silver.

Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM with Extras for $569

The new condition Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM in the Canon and Nikon systems is on sale for $569 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo or with free extra lens-accessories instead at Adorama. Or if you are a Prime member, you can get 5% back if you pay with one of Amazon’s own payment vehicles (Chase VISA or Store credit card).

Refurbished DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter Aircraft with 3-Axis Gimbal and 2.7k Camera with $20 promo Gift Card for $349

NewEgg is running a limited time Refurbished Sale (the sale is not refurbished, the products featured are refurbished; okay, file this under #BadJokes) that includes the factory refurbished DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter Aircraft with 3-Axis Gimbal and 2.7k Camera sold by the DJI NewEgg store for $349 with free shipping. You also receive a $20 promotional NewEgg e-gift card. Limit five sets per customer.

Dracast LED500 Pro Bi-Color LED Light with V-Mount Battery Plate with FIVE Freebies for $450

Lighting bundle time! The Dracast LED500 Pro Bi-Color LED Light with V-Mount Battery Plate is currently on sale for $450 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo for a limited time but that’s not all!

As of the time of writing, you get FIVE freebies with purchase. You don’t need to do anything to get the freebies, you just add the main item to the shopping cart, and the five freebies are added automatically to your shopping cart and their price is automatically adjusted to $0. No coupon, no rebate.

While this offer is running, you see this on the B&H product page (see annotated screenshot crop below):

Pay $60 and Get 1-Year Costco Gold Star Membership AND $20 Costco Cash Card AND Freebies and $25/$250+ Online Coupon

Costco does not carry the vast majority of the digital cameras out there, but they are able to get some good deals from time time, some of which are available in-store only, others online, and some at both places. If you are Costco-curious and need some extra motivation to start a new membership, there is a Costco membership promotion at Groupon Goods.

This offer is only good for new members. You cannot use it to renew an existing subscription. If you previously had a membership that expired before 4/1/17, then you use this promotion. If your membership expired after 4/1/17, then you cannot use this offer. That’s per the terms over there.

The offer is this: you pay $60 for a 1-Year Costco Gold Star Membership. This is the standard price for the Gold Star membership [see Costco membership page]. What makes this Groupon offer a good deal are the six bonus items you receive:

  • $20 Costco Cash Card – this is $20 to spend at Costco and the main reason to get this offer
  • $25 off an order of $250+ at the Costco website – great if you are planning a big order or an expensive item, eg something that has the same prices everywhere
  • $75 to spend at Costco Travel (only if you are planning to book one of their eligible travel offers)
  • and a trio of utilitarian products: FREE Pizza, FREE VitaRain flavored water, and FREE Paper Towels

As to the mechanics of redeeming this offer, look for the “Frequently asked questions” link towards the middle of the Groupon offer page. You have to activate your offer at a Costco store. Your $20 Cash Card will be mailed to you 4-6 weeks after you activate your membership. The coupons will be mailed to you within 4 weeks of redeeming the offer online. You have a choice of pizza toppings (cheese, pepperoni or both). I haven’t done this offer, so I’m only going by the what the FAQ page says.

If you want to scout their online selection of digital cameras, this is their main Cameras and Photo page.

128GB Lexar JumpDrive C20i (Lightning, USB 3) for $50 w/FS

If you are looking to transfer photos and files from both your Lightning iPhone/iPad and a USB 3.0 Type A device (PC, laptop, Surface, etc), the new condition 128GB JumpDrive C20i Flash Drive, model LJDC20i-128BBNL, is on sale for $50 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo. Both have it in-stock and shipping. The same price is also offered by Amazon itself but the shipping estimate is “1-4 weeks”.

Trade-In Fuji GFX-50S Offer: $650 off discount + Value of your Used Serious Camera

If you are interested in buying the Fuji GFX-50S medium format camera body-only kit in new condition, AND you have a serious DSLR or mirrorless or medium format camera you are willing to part with, Adorama has a Fuji GFX-50S Trade-In Promotion.

You can only trade-in one of the cameras listed in the aforelinked promotional page. They are serious cameras, for example, among Canons, it starts with the 6D and goes up to the 1D*; among Nikons it is D600 and up, among Sonys it is Sony a850/900, a7* and up, and so forth. Some medium format cameras are also eligible. See the complete list in this PDF file (direct link to PDF file).

I haven’t done this promotion, but based on the Promotional page, the steps are these:

  • fill in your information in the Trade-In form
  • send your used camera to Adorama
  • after Adorama receives your used camera and evaluates it, they will send you:
    1. a check for the value of your used camera
    2. a coupon code that gets you $650 off the purchase of the Fuji GFX-50S
  • using the coupon code, you can them purchase the GFX-50S for $650 off its current price

Monday Lightning Deals: Usual Camera/Photo accessories

There are almost 40 items listed in the Camera & Photo lightning deals (old format) or Full Page format (faster to navigate on Desktop) of the Amazon Gold Box. Due to time constraints I cannot create a detailed listing of them all. The usual assortment of LEDs, Tri/Monopods, Action Cams, Bags, Studio/Lighting Kits, and more are running throughout the day.

+ certified refurbished Fire HD 10 tablet (10 inches, 16GB storage, micro-SD card slot) goes for $120 with a 1-year warranty from Amazon itself.

+ refurbished Yuneec Typhoon H Hexacopter 4K Drone for $700 Body or $750 Bundle, plus $5 flat shipping. Ends Tuesday 1am ET.

Sunday Lightning Deals: YI 4K Action Cam, Fuji Instax Mini 9, Aukey Action Cam, Usual Camera/Photo accessories

There are over 60 items listed in the Camera & Photo lightning deals (old format) or Full Page format (faster to navigate on Desktop) of the Amazon Gold Box. Due to time constraints I cannot create a detailed listing of them all. The usual assortment of LEDs, Tri/Monopods, Action Cams, Bags, Studio/Lighting Kits, and more are running throughout the day.

Of name-brand recognition:

+ starts 4:50am ET: YI 4K Action Camera with Selfie Stick & Bluetooth Remote (US Edition) White Pear (price before sale $249)

+ starts 10am ET: Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera Flamingo Pink + Fuji Instax Film Twin Pack (20PK) + Camera Case + Frames + Photo Album + 4 Color Filters And More Accessories Bundle (price before sale $112)

+ starts 11:20am ET: AUKEY Action Camera, 4K Ultra HD Waterproof Sports Camera with 170° Wide Angle Lens, 2 Pcs Rechargeable Batteries, WiFi Phone Connection and 2.4GHz Remote (price before sale $70)
+ many other lesser known brands are also scheduled throughout the day

+ certified refurbished Fire HD 10 tablet (10 inches, 16GB storage, micro-SD card slot) goes for $120 with a 1-year warranty from Amazon itself.

Heads Up (T-Mobile Tuesdays): 50% off Local (think photo prints/books)

This is a heads up! If you are a paying T-Mobile customer, the T-Mobile Tuesdays for August 1st in 2017 will have a 50%5 off promotion for Groupon Local. Of camera and photo interest is that a number of custom photo prints, including metal and books, are listed under Groupon Local. This is the first time this promotion was offered as far as I can recall, so I don’t know if everything under Groupon Local is included or it will be restricted. There is a maximum discount of $10 using the coupon.

All you have to do to get these is to be a T-Mobile customer, and logon to the Tuesdays website or app (there’s a special Tuesdays app, not the main T-Mobile app) using your phone number and password.

Refurbished Olympus FL300R Flash for $96

Some of the latest additions to the official Olympus USA Outlet store is the factory reconditioned Olympus FL-300R Flash for $96 with a 90-day warranty from Olympus USA. Free shipping with orders of $100+, otherwise it’s $5 flat shipping.

If you want to get to $100+, check their Featured Sales page along with the Gear Shop with items starting at $8 (coffee cup) and $10+ in hats.

On the other hand, if you are comfortable with used flashes, you can get the FL300R in Used condition for $70 with free shipping at B&H Photo or for $64 plus shipping at Adorama.

Starts 12pm ET: FREE to Watch Canon 77D Online Class

If you have a Canon 77D APS-C DSLR, or you are curious about it, starting at 12pm Eastern today (Saturday 7/28/17), the CreativeLIVE Canon 77D Fast Start online class with John Greengo will be streaming LIVE and for FREE until 11:50am ET on Sunday. This means the class will repeat during the day. A total of 27 lessons are part of it, you can see them under the “Class Materials” tab over there.

During this promotional period, you can watch the class for FREE. If you want to watch it later, you have to purchase it or hope for a future rerun. If you like it, they have it on sale while the free-streaming promotion is running. For buyers, the class is also available for download (mp4 files in HD or lower resolution for mobile/cellular).

In addition to this one, according to their ON-AIR SCHEDULE the following other camera classes are scheduled to STREAM for FREE during the following days:

+ August 11: Canon M5 and M6
+ August 11: Fuji X-T20

Saturday Lightning Deals: Lens Coffee Cups and Usual Camera/Photo accessories

There are almost 50 items listed in the Camera & Photo lightning deals (old format) or Full Page format (faster to navigate on Desktop) of the Amazon Gold Box. Due to time constraints I cannot create a detailed listing of them all. The usual assortment of LEDs, Tri/Monopods, Action Cams, Bags, Studio/Lighting Kits, and more are running throughout the day.

There’s a bit of a theme for Saturday, lens-shaped coffee mugs through the day:

+ starts 9:55am ET: Mango Spot Lens-Shaped Coffee Mug (price before sale $10)

+ starts 5:05pm ET: ANTVEE Lens-Shaped Coffee Mug (with spoon; price before sale $12)

+ starts 6:40pm ET: GIANT SKY LIVING Lens-Shaped Coffee Mug (with Tea infuser; price before sale $13)

UPDATE: the Woot Computers daily deal ending at 1am ET on Sunday is the factory reconditioned HP ENVY 750-514 Desktop, Intel Core i5-7400 Quad-Core 3.0GHz, 12GB DDR4, 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD, 802.11ac, Bluetooth, Win10H for $480 plus $5 flat shipping. It comes with a 90-day HP warranty.

UPDATE #2: the certified refurbished Fire HD 10 tablet (10 inches, 16GB storage, micro-SD card slot) goes for $120 with a 1-year warranty from Amazon itself.

Profoto Lithium-ion Battery for B1 500 AirTTL Off-Camera Flash with $17 Rewards for $175

Profoto power! The Profoto Lithium-ion Battery for B1 500 AirTTL Off-Camera Flash is on sale for $175 with free shipping at Adorama and it also gets $17.50 in promotional rewards (to be spent in the future at Adorama).

This runs until 8/5/17, and it is part of their promotion that gets you the Profoto B1 500 bundle for $1950 and the Profoto B1 500 Air TTL Battery-Powered 2-Light Location Kit for $3900.

Rokinon Lens Sale (8mm to 85mm) [22 options]

Another weekend sale at Adorama, 22 different Rokinon lenses are on sale, with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards. There’s a variety of camera systems included, with a couple of 8mm wide lenses, 12mm f2, 14mm f2.8, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm T1.5, and such. Prices range from $199 to $399.

Speaking of Adorama, another one of their weekend sales is the new condition Lenovo Erazer X315 Gaming Desktop Computer for $500 with free shipping (AMD FX 770K 3.5GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD, AMD Radeon R9 360 with 2GB, win10 Home).

Sachtler 1002 Ace M GS System for $500

A new weekend offer is running at Adorama, it is the new condition Sachtler 1002 Ace M GS System with Ace M Fluid Head, Tripod, Spreader, Plate, Bag, Bar going for $500 with free shipping.

For more Adorama sales, check:

+ Open Box offers (241 options)
+ Refurbished offers (100 options, many are Nikons)
+ Clearance of USED products (430+ options)
+ Overstock sale (over 7600 options)
+ Rebate Offers (over 350 options)
+ Special Offers (over 3000 options)

Used Fuji X-T1 Body for $550 to $560

There are multiple new condition Fuji X-T1 with free 35mm f2 R WR lens promotions currently running, but if all you want is the X-T1 camera body and don’t want/need the 35mm f2 lens, you can go the used route for the X-T1 body only.

At B&H Photo prices start at $560 with free expedited shipping in 8+ condition.

At Adorama [page down to see the options] prices start at $539 plus shipping (over $10 for the slowest shipping method).

Both B&H and Adorama offer 90-day warranties of their own for used cameras they sell on their respective websites.

If you are a more high-risk shopper, at Amazon Warehouse Deals you can get it seller-refurbished for $480 by 6ave, or for $489~ in “Used – Good” condition by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. There are no promises of warranty, but they have a return policy.

Monoprice coupons: 20% off $200+ orders (ends Sat PM)

The weekend is here, and the Monoprice website has two coupons that are running until Saturday night. Coupon SHARK5 gets you $5 off an order of $25+, while the better coupon is for larger orders, SHARK20 gets you 20% off orders of $200+. Yes, Shark Week coupons.

+ MP Select Mini 3D Printer V2 (White) for $200 with Free Shipping
+ up to 50% off USB chargers

UPDATE: but wait, there’s more! Coupon code ADD15 gets you an Extra 15% OFF Clearance & Overstock Items until Monday night 7/31/17.

Starts 12pm ET: FREE to Watch Canon D-Rebel T7i Online Class

If you have a Canon D-Rebel T7i DSLR, or you are curious about it, starting at 12pm Eastern today (Friday 7/28/17), the CreativeLIVE Canon D-Rebel T7i Fast Start online class with John Greengo will be streaming LIVE and for FREE until 11:50am ET on Saturday. This means the class will repeat during the day. A total of 27 lessons are part of it, you can see them under the “Class Materials” tab over there.

During this promotional period, you can watch the class for FREE. If you want to watch it later, you have to purchase it or hope for a future rerun. If you like it, they have it on sale while the free-streaming promotion is running. For buyers, the class is also available for download (mp4 files in HD or lower resolution for mobile/cellular).

In addition to this one, according to their ON-AIR SCHEDULE the following other camera classes are scheduled to STREAM for FREE during the following days:

+ July 29: Canon 77D
+ August 11: Canon M5 and M6
+ August 11: Fuji X-T20

(ENDED) Weekend Magazine Sales: $5 per year for Outdoor or Digital Pho

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The weekend is here and so is the DiscountMags weekend sale. It is their “default sale”, with “Digital Photo” and “Outdoor Photographer” going for $5 per magazine per year, while the “Digital Photo PRO” goes fr $8. They are printed magazines delivered to your door… They also offer a 1-year Zinio digital subscription to Shutterbug for $15… The usual terms apply, offer ends Monday night…

Friday Lightning Deals: Usual Camera/Photo accessories [updated]

There are near 50 items listed in the Camera & Photo lightning deals (old format) or Full Page format (faster to navigate on Desktop) of the Amazon Gold Box. Due to time constraints I cannot create a detailed listing of them all. The usual assortment of LEDs, Tri/Monopods, Action Cams, Bags, Studio/Lighting Kits, and more are running throughout the day.

+ ends Saturday 3am ET: Huion Giano Wireless Graphic Drawing Tablet with 13.8-by-8.6 Inch Huge Work Surface and 8GB MicroSD Card – WH1409 for $111

+ ends Saturday 3am ET: Huion GT-220 v2 Pen Display 21.5 Inch IPS Tablet Monitor with Enhanced Linearity and Accurate Cursor Positioning (Black) for $525
+ limit five per customer

Canon EF 100mm f2.8L Macro IS with Extras for $799

If you like your macro lenses to be stabilized, the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS is on sale for $799 with free shipping at authorized dealers, with the following freebies: at B&H Photo, you get 4% promotional rewards which is $32~ to be spent in future B&H purchases… At Adorama, you get the Corel software, a 67mm filter kit, a lens wrap, lens cap tether and cleaning kit… At Amazon, Ritz Camera fulfilled by Amazon is offering a ring flash, filter kit, and assorted accessor-trinkets…

Celestron Solar Eclipse Binocular for $30

The Celestron Solar Eclipse Binocular, Black, 10×25 (71237) is currently on sale as a Solar Eclipse doorbuster for $30 with free shipping, with a limit of up to three units per customer at Amazon by Amazon actual. This is not a lightning deal… On the same listing, the Celestron Binocular, Black, 10×42 (71238) goes for $60 but “ships in 1-2 months”…

2pk 64GB Lexar Professional 1000X SDXC for $69 w/FS

Among the latest B&HH Sales, you can get a 2-pack of 64GB Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II SDXC memory cards, model LSD64GCRBNA10002, for $68.70 with free expedited shipping. Limit ten 2-packs per customer during this sale.

Speaking of storage related matters, the SanDisk Extreme PRO SDHC/SDXC UHS-II Card Reader/Writer continues to go for $16 with free shipping at B&H until 7/30/17 at 11:59pm ET. You can buy as many as you want at this price.

In-Stock Now: all three Canon 6D II kits at regular prices [updated]

UPDATE: the Canon 6D Mark II has now been added to the top of the Stock Status Tracker

The Canon 6D Mark II in-stock at various authorized retailers at its regular prices as follows:

+ 6D II body only for $1999 at Amazon itself and Adorama and OneCall

+ 6D II with 24-105 f3.5-5.6 for $2599 at B&H Photo and Amazon itself and Adorama

+ 6D II with 24-105 f4L for $3099 at OneCall and B&H Photo and various at Amazon and Adorama

Profoto B1 500 AirTTL Battery Powered Monolight Flash with FREE Air Remote AND $200 Rewards for $1995

Adorama is offering the Profoto B1 500 AirTTL Battery Powered Monolight Flash for $1995 with free shipping AND a FREE Air TTL Remote (from a choice of five options) AND 10% Adorama Promotional Rewards (that’s $200~ to spend in future purchases at Adorama). Offer ends by 8/5/17.

You also receive a FREE Profoto Air Remote. You have a choice from five options! If you are not familiar with how this works, it’s simple. First locate this section on the Adorama product page:

Then click on the blue link. It will expand giving you five options, four for specific camera systems or a Remote Transceiver. Press “Add to Cart” on your preference:

Then press the green “Add Bundle to Cart” button and proceed to checkout. You will notice a “Bundle Savings” discount of $419, which covers the price of the free Air Remote.

Profoto B1 500 Air TTL Battery-Powered 2-Light Location Kit with FREE Air Remote AND $400 Rewards for $3898

And now now the second Profoto promotion, Adorama is offering the Profoto B1 500 Air TTL Battery-Powered 2-Light Location Kit for $3898 with free shipping AND a FREE Air TTL Remote (from a choice of five options) AND 10% Adorama promotional rewards, which in this case are a nice sum, $400~ to spend in your future purchases at Adorama! Offer ends by 8/5/17.

This kit includes:

  • 2x B1 500 AirTTL Battery Powered Flash
  • Battery Charger
  • Car Charger
  • Backpack
  • FREE Air TTL remote (you must manually select the option ~ see below)

You also receive a FREE Profoto Air Remote. You have a choice from five options! If you are not familiar with how this works, it’s simple. First locate this section on the Adorama product page:

Then click on the blue link. It will expand giving you five options, four for specific camera systems or a Remote Transceiver. Press “Add to Cart” on your preference:

Then press the green “Add Bundle to Cart” button and proceed to checkout. You will notice a “Bundle Savings” discount of $419, which covers the price of the free Air Remote.

Meta: “Latest Deals Summary” Coming Back!

Now that we are posting 20+ deals on most weekdays, things are flying off the front page much faster, so the return of the “Latest Deals Summary”, aka, an on-going “Situation Room” (like those we have during Black Friday, Prime Day and the Holiday shopping season) is in order!

I will also tweak the website to fit more posts per screen since the giant font style is not very effective when there are posts flying left and right 🙂

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