40% off most in-stock items at Dell Refurbished with coupon

To celebrate 4th of July, Dell Refurbished (Dell’s service that specializes in reselling off-lease computers) has a new coupon good until 11am central on 7/5/17. Coupon code DELL48PROUD gets you 40% off any item in-stock at the Dell Refurbished website with the exception of Clearance Items and 3010 models. Free ground shipping. The Dell Refurbished coupons only work there, not at the main Dell websites.

July 2017 Price Chart Series: The 35mm Full Frame Cameras

It is finally here! A new “Price Chart” series has began! We just posted the 35mm Full Frame Digital Cameras Price Chart for July 2017, with prices taken today (July 3, 2017). We will have about one of these per day for the rest of the week. Next up are APS-C DSLRs, then Mirrorless cameras, and finally Fixed Lens Cameras.

To celebrate the launch of this brand new new Price Chart, we created a new Full Frame Deals category here at this blog [see unnecessarily long explanation]. This explains the number of 35mm FF camera deals that got posted earlier today 🙂

Save the Date: 7/9/17 Giveaway Prize is Nikon D3400

Just like Black Friday starts a couple of weeks before the actual Black Friday, Prime Day seems to be extending backwards in time as well. Amazon is running daily giveaways in the run-up to Prime Day, and on Sunday 7/9/17 (one week before Game Of Thrones Season 7 begins), the giveaway will be the Nikon D3400 in black or red. This is shown in the Giveaway schedule in the Amazon app when you click on the giveaway notification.

Entering the Giveaway is Simple

You can enter any or all the available giveaways. Entering is simple, you watch a very short Amazon video (promoting various Prime features), then click on a yellow “Continue” button, and then you are presented with a bouncing box. You click on the box, and their computer will inform you whether you won or not. The screenshot below is for a current giveaway item for a CD from an indie British band…

Resurrection Ship: Sony SLT-A99V Body for $1998

The Cylon DSLR Resurrection must be in orbit, hiding on the dark side of the moon, because the good old Sony a99V body only SLT dSLR has re-materialized at Amazon by Amazon itself in “temporarily out of stock” status. This is of interest only to those who may have been specifically hunting for this particular camera in new condition. It is a 2012 model.

PS: this post may appear random and out of the blue ~ there is a reason for it ~ this camera surfaced while I was price-checking cameras for the upcoming July 2017 edition of the “Price Charts” 🙂

New Blog Category: 35mm Full Frame Deals

Since we have now a rather robust selection of 35mm full frame cameras, in DSLR, mirrorless, rangefinder and fixed lens cameras, and since 35mm full frame has a historical significance in the world of photography, I created a brand new blog category (WordPress “tag”) for fans of 35mm full frame. The Full Frame Deals tag will be used on all cameras that have a 35mm full frame sensor.

PS: I am not going to go back and tag every single camera mentioned through the years. This new tag covers cameras since the Canon 6D Mark II announcement last week.

PS2: errors and miscategorizations are expected given the volume of posts, so on occasion some cameras may not be tagged or some non-35mmFF may get accidentally tagged. If you see any of those, please let me know (I love corrections!). If you see a blog error, the chances are that I don’t know about it. And if I don’t know about it, the chances of it getting corrected are zero 🙂 Thanks! 🙂

PS3: “full frame deals” is easier to type and easier for the WordPress tag auto-complete to find it (without the need to use the keypad or the numbers row), that’s why it’s not the full (no pun intended) “35mm Full Frame Deals” 🙂

PS4: I am not sure how I managed to complicate a one-sentence blog announcement 🙂

Sony a7 Body (first gen) for $948

We haven’t mentioned this milestone on this blog yet, but thanks to a $50 instant savings promotion, we officially have a 35mm full frame interchangeable lens camera in new condition at authorized dealers going for under $1000. It is the Sony a7 body only (first generation), going for $948 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3) and at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Pentax K-1 Body for $1791 [limit 3]

A silver lining of Amazon’s Price Bots is that sometimes they can price-match 3rd-party sellers without “grown up” supervision. One such case we have now, the new condition Pentax K-1 body only is going for $1791~ with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to three units per customer. This appears to be a price-bot price-match of the 6ave price. Shhhhh! Don’t tell the Amazon “grown ups” 🙂

Refurbished Nikon D610 Body for $1100

The new condition Nikon D610 body only currently goes for $1500 at authorized dealers, but if you want to buy it refurbished from a well-known and reliable dealer, B&H Photo is currently offering it in refurbished condition for $1100 with free shipping and a 90-day warranty. The listing does not specify whether it’s a B&H or Nikon warranty.

Leica SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless for $5995

Work has began to start another “Price Charts” series. As I am assembling the lists and price-checking cameras, a number of deal posts will be generated. This is the first one. The Leica SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless Digital Camera goes for $7450 at Adorama and by various at Amazon, but as of the time of writing, it appears to be on sale for $5995 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

PS: you can check the previous editions of the “Price Charts” at the Price Charts Archives. I will post separate alerts when the new July 2017 editions are out. I typically try to do one per day, and start and finish them within the same week, since manufacturer-initiated prices usually change on Sundays.

PSA: the eBay Rewards Certificates are here

This is a PSA! The eBay Bucks rewards you may have earned for the month of June are now ready to spend! Check your eBay emails or eBay messages or the relevant part of the eBay website that shows the eBay Bucks. Thanks to the new terms of the program, you don’t have to earn at least $5 per month to spend your rewards. Now any amount is good. The downside of the changes is that they lowered the default earning percentage from 2% to 1%, but they have recurring “Bonus Bucks” promotions.

The new reward certificate expires 8/2/17. If you are looking for ideas on how to spend it, check the eBay Deals along with the Top 100 Trending Deals.

As you can see below, I have a big shopping spree to plan 🙂 Even if the exclamation point I added somehow becomes factorial, it’s still a very small amount 🙂

FREE to Watch (Monday and Tuesday): Canon 5D Mark IV Fast Start Class

Happening now, recorded LIVE on Monday (today) and Tuesday (7/4/17), John Greego is teaching his Canon 5D Mark IV Fast Start Class on CreativeLIVE. The class is FREE to watch while it is recording during these two days. But if you want to watch it later, you have to buy it. This is the CreativeLIVE philosophy, free to watch when it’s originally recorded, but you pay to watch later.

50% off 15 CreativeLive Photography Classes (Lighting, Portraits, Etc)

Good until Wednesday night (7/5/17), CreativeLIVE is offering 50% 15 Photography Classes. Four of them are on lighting, two of them are on people and portraits, and more in food, landscape, night, Photoshop, color, and more. The price you see is the price you pay. There is no coupon code.

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 T6, 80D, 77D, D-Rebel T7i), and photography and post-processing and more.

Buy Wacom Intuos Art Pen and Touch Medium Tablet for $200, Get FREE 1-Year of Photographer Creative Cloud (with redemption at Adobe)

There is a new promotion at Adorama. If you purchase the new condition Wacom Intuos Art Pen and Touch Medium Tablet for its currently price of $200 with free expedited shipping, you can receive a free 1-year of Adobe’s Photographer Creative Cloud (“Pho CC” for short) for FREE. To get the free 1-year of Pho CC, you must needs register the Wacom tablet at the Wacom website by 8/15/17. After you register the Wacom, you will receive a unique promo code to use at the Adobe website to get your 1-year of Pho CC cloud.

This graphics tablet is available in two colors, Medium Black and Medium Blue. Only the Medium size gets the freebie. The Small does not. Eligible Wacom tablets mention this promotion on their individual Adorama product pages like this (annotated screenshot):

So the steps are…
1. buy eligible Wacom tablet
2. receive Wacom tablet
3. register it at Wacom website
4. receive your promo code
5. use promo code at Adobe website to claim one year of Pho CC

Panasonic 45-150mm f4-5.6 MegaOIS for $148

On the other hand, if you don’t want/need the GX85, so you are not tempted by the two lens kit but you still want the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S lens, we have good news for you too, you can get it for $148 with free shipping at Adorama (with $6~ promotional rewards) and at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit up to three per customer).

It is good to have choices 🙂

Panasonic GX85 with 12-32 and 45-150 and Filter for $598

It had previously been offered for $700 with a $100 gift card, but now the gift card has been converted into a discount, so $598 is all it takes for you to get the Panasonic GX85 with the 12-32mm and 45-150mm lenses at B&H Photo, along with a free Chiaro lens filter, in your choice of Silver GX85 or Black GX85. You can optionally triple the warranty by filing a Panasonic mail-in rebate.