Archives for July 5, 2017

Shop and Support

Do you find this blog useful and want to help support it and keep it alive and kicking? This new post is one of the best ways to do so: simply begin your online shopping adventures with this post, using the various affiliate links below. The various retailers and services below pay a small advertising fee on purchases/transactions and they can go a long way towards funding this poor blog.

Why Should You Do This?

We have been running this website with very minimal advertising. These are forms of advertising you see on most other websites out there, but we don’t use them here:

+ NO ad boxes everywhere you look (we have only one ad box in the Sidebar)
+ NO ads that make you wait 15 seconds before you can see the actual page
+ NO double underline ads in the blog text
+ NO clickbait viral nonsensical “around the web” boxes below individual posts
+ NO ads that expand and takeover the page
+ NO sponsors (specific advertisers that pay a flat amount to be featured)
+ NO advertorials (aka paid blog posts or articles)
+ NO auto-play video boxes
+ NO pop-up or pop-under ads (yes, they still exist)
+ NO annoying “give us your email” boxes within seconds of visiting the page
+ NO 3rd-party commenting systems that are basically data harvesters for the ad networks
+ NO one-line RSS feed (we offer free full-text RSS feeds)


+ – also Trade In Your Gear
+ – check also eBay Deals


+ Adorama
+ B&H Photo
+ – also Sell Your Gear
+ OneCall

MORE RETAILERS (alphabetical order)

+ All 4 Cellular (aka A4C)
+ = Rakuten
+ Dell Home
+ Dell Refurbished
+ Game Stop
+ Groupon
+ MacMall
+ Meritline
+ Microsoft Store
+ Monoprice
+ Office Depot / Office Max
+ Sears
+ Tanga
+ YES Asia


+ Barnes and Noble
+ Creative LIVE
+ Kobo
+ National Geographic
+ Zinio


+ Republic Wireless
+ Sprint Wireless
+ Verizon Wireless


+ Roku


+ Name Cheap (domain registrar for less)


Unfortunately not all retailers have affiliate programs. Some retailers may have affiliate programs but only invite or accept a small subset of websites (eg famous websites or ones with high traffic). Some retailers have affiliate programs that are restricted by State because of the various Internet sales tax laws. Some retailers have affiliate programs but their advertising fees are very close to zero for cameras/electronics.


More retailers will be added over time. If you have any suggestions or recommendations, please leave feedback (see section below)…


Please leave a comment below or using the online contact form.

Thursday Lightning Deals: Kodak Action Cam, Studio/Lightning Kits, Bags, Tripods, Etc

There are nearly 60 items listed in the Camera & Photo lightning deals (old format) or Full page format of the Amazon Gold Box. Due to time constraints I cannot create a detailed listing of them all. The usual assortment of rigs and stabilizers, action cams, studio/lighting kits, bags, tri/monopods, and more are running throughout the day.

Of note, or perhaps more of a curiosity:

+ starts 6:25pm ET: Kodak PIXPRO SP360 Action Cam with Explorer Accessory Pack (price before sale $165)

Meanwhile, Prime Day is just around the corner. It officially starts Monday at 9pm ET, but like Black Friday, the action has already began in the background. To practice for this, I have already began the Prime Day Situation Room that will be updated throughout Prime Day.

Meanwhile-meanwhile, good until 3am ET on Friday, as one the daily deals is the Etekcity Wireless Remote Control Electrical Outlet Switch for $24. You get two remote controls and five AC power receivers per bundle. You can buy as many bundles as you like. The remote control is via good old RF, not bluetooth. It averages 4.7 with over 6100 customer reviews.

Sony a5000 with 16-50 for $379

The Sony a5000 is on its way out, but if of all the Sony E-system cameras, it is this the one you want, it is currently on sale, with the 16-50mm lens, in the black color scheme, for $379 with free shipping at B&H Photo.

Fuji X-T10 Body (Black) for $599

The Amazon Price Bots are at it again. The Fuji X-T10 body only in the black color scheme is on sale for $599 with free shipping by Beach Camera and Photo Craft through Amazon. Prime members can get the Beach Camera shipment with Prime-like speed, but the order ships from Beach Camera.

Fuji X-PRO 2 Body for $1499

The Cardinal Photo Amazon store (aka the B&M retailer Cardinal Camera) has two units available of the Fuji X-PRO 2 body only for $1499 with free shipping through Amazon. This ships directly from Cardinal and it is not Prime eligible. Cardinal is on the Atlantic side of things.

10% off Custom Photo Books with AdoramaPIX coupon

A new coupon is born at AdoramaPIX, coupon code PXSBOOK10 gets you 10% off Photo Books until 7/9/17 at 11:59pm pacific time. Cannot be combined with other offers. Hudson Albums are excluded. Free shipping with orders of $49+.

Yuneec Flash Sale (four options, Breeze to Typhoon, $299 to $1199)

Adorama has launched a Yunueec drone sale for a limited time only as follows (with free shipping):

+ Yuneec Breeze 4K Self Flying Quadcopter with Camera for $299

+ Yuneec Typhoon H Hexacopter with GCO3+ 4K Camera for $799

+ Yuneec Typhoon H Hexacopter with GCO3+ 4K Camera for $949
+ includes 2 Batteries, Backpack and, ST16 Transmitter

+ Yuneec Typhoon H Hexacopter with Intel RealSense, and GCO3+ 4K 3D Mapping Camera for $1199
+ Includes Backpack

Starts 12pm ET: Canon 80D Fast Start FREE to Watch LIVE Class (Thursday: Canon 77D)

Per the ON-AIR SCHEDULE at Creative LIVE, the following “camera classes” are scheduled for today:

+ starts 12pm ET today, a 2-Day Class on the Canon 80D
+ this is a rerun, but free to watch for this 2-day period
+ I’m not sure if this is a 2-day long class or a 1-day class but the free stream will run for 2 days

+ starts 12pm ET on Thursday: 1-Day Class on the Canon 77D
+ this is the original recording

+ these are FREE to watch while they are on the “ON AIR” schedule page and have the “Free Broadcast” or “Free LIVE Broadcast” tags on them. Apparently they rerun some classes for FREE as well, they are not only free during their original recording.

(ENDED) Kodak PIXPRO SP360 Action Cam with Explorer Accessory Pack for $130

This lightning deal expired…

Meanwhile our Prime Day Situation Room is updated throughout the day as we practice before the actual Prime Day. There is a “Latest Update” time in that post to let you know when it was last updated. If interested, bookmark it, or look for the link at the top of the Sidebar.

The headliner of today’s Lightning Deals is the new condition Kodak PIXPRO SP360 Action Cam with Explorer Accessory Pack going for $130 with free shipping. The price before the sale was $165 last night. Offer ends 12:25am ET on Friday (or earlier if sold out).

(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: Domke, Studio/Lightning Kits, Action Cams, Etc

These lighting deals expired… For future ones in the future, check the Amazon Gold Box and Camera & Photo page

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(ENDED) Unlocked HTC U11 Solar Red for $591 [USA warranty; no contract]

As of 4:13pm ET recheck, this sale is over…

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