Archives for July 7, 2017

Refurbished Olympus E-PM2 Body for $148 [also refurb Stylus SH1 for $240; E-M5 w/14-42 for $400]

The Olympus Camera Elves come out during the weekend it seems, because now there are three different colors of the refurbished Olympus E-PM2 body only going for $148 at the GetOlympus Official Store. They come with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty. AS of the time of writing, all three colors (black, red, white) are in-stock and shipping.

When you page further down the GetOlympus Official Store, there are two more cameras of potential interest:

+ refurbished Stylus SH1 fixed lens camera for $240

+ refurbished Olympus E-M5 (first generation) with 14-42mm II R for $400

$5 Photo Magazines Per Year: Digital Photo PRO and more

The weekend is here and so is the DiscountMags Weekend Sale with a $5 per magazine per year theme. Of photography interest, they have four printed magazines for $5 per year per magazine: “Digital Photo PRO”, “Digital Photo”, “Outdoor Photographer”, and “Video Maker”. US addresses. No auto-renewal. Sale ends Monday night.

Epson Perfection V600 Scanner for $199 [limit 2]

The Epson Perfection V600 scanner (corded, photo, film, image, negatives, docs) is currently on sale for a limited time for $199 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of two units per customer during this sale. It is currently the best selling flat bed scanner according to the Amazon Best Sellers list.

Anyone can buy it (it is not a Prime-only deal), and it is not a lightning deal 🙂

Samsung EVO Select U3 MicroSD cards: 128GB for $45, 64GB for $23, 32GB for $13

If you are a fan of the green Samsung EVO Select U3 microSD memory cards, the whole line-up (except for the 256GB) is on sale and in-stock and shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself: the 32GB goes for $13, the 64GB goes for $23, and the 128GB goes for $45. You can buy as many as you like. Free shipping for Prime members or with a $35+ order.

For more Amazon action, check our Prime Day Situation Room which will continue throughout the Prime Day 2017 festivities.

Canon G5X with Pixma PRO 100 and SG-201 for $650 after $350 MIR

The Canon G5X goes for $730 in new condition at authorized dealers (another one of the deals surfacing because of the Price Charts price-checking), but if you want to get it for less and you are not afraid of mail-in rebates and prepaid gift cards then…

… then to B&H Photo we go, where you can get the G5 X camera, along with the Pixma PRO 100 printer, and its SG-201 trusty sidekick paper (13×19″) for $650 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift cards).

Canon currently has an elaborate G-series line-up, with all the odd numbers up to 10 included. All except for the G1X use 1-inch sensors. The G1X is a 1.5″. A total of six active models are currently available (because the G9X has two generations available).

PRO TIP on mail-in rebates: if the mere mention of a mail-in rebate has you changing colors and dropping your last meal on the floor, you may want to avoid them! You can get some really good deals, but if you really hate the idea of doing and dealing with mail-in rebate issues, you may want to prioritize your ease of mind over the deal 🙂

Canon G9X with Pixma PRO 100 and SG-201 for $400 after $350 MIR

The Canon G9X (first generation) goes for $400 on its own, but if you are not a afraid of mail-in rebates and prepaid AMEX gift cards, and you need the Pixma PRO 100 printer and its trusty side-kick the SG-201 13×19″ photo paper, you can get them all together for $400 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card) at B&H Photo.

Ricoh GR II Big Sensor Prime for $569 [or Used for $479+]

It’s the rise of the machine! The Amazon Price Bots are at it again, they have price-matched a 3rd-party seller, so currently the Ricoh GR II Big Sensor Prime is going for $569 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit three per customer. Shhhh, don’t tell the grown-ups 🙂 It currently goes for $659 at B&H and Adorama.

On the other hand, if you are fond of used cameras, used prices start at $479 plus shipping at Adorama.

PS: the $109 used price at Adorama is a much older model with a similar name, it is a 10mp 1/1.75″ CCD camera from way back.

Panasonic LX10 or ZS100 with Extras (including Corel) for $648

I am currently price-checking cameras for the “Fixed Lens Cameras” Price Chart, and there are a couple of Panasonic 1-inch cameras with extras that are going for $648 with free shipping each, at Adorama.

The Panasonic LX10, the current “deputy” of the famed LX-series, is bundled with the Corel Software Bundle (five titles, three of which are photo/video), a 32GB Lexar SD card, a Lowepro DP 20 camera bag, a memory card wallet and a cleaning kit for the same authorized dealer price of $648.

Likewise, the ZS100 superzoom goes for the same price, in silver or black color schemes, and is bundled with the Corel Software Bundle (five titles, three of which are photo/video), a 16GB Lexar SD card, a Lowepro DP 30 camera bag, a Sunpak FlexPod Pro gripper thingy, a memory card wallet, and a cleaning kit.

In-Stock Now: Sony FE 12-24mm f4G

Speaking of FE lenses, another one is now in-stock and ready to ship, it is the Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G going for $1698 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Refurbished Nikon D3X Body with 90-day warranty for $2895

This is a “deep cut”. If of all the Nikon DSLRs out there, you happen to want or need the Nikon D3X in refurbished condition, you can get the D3X body only refurbished with a 90-day warranty for $2895 with free shipping at B&H Photo.

PS: this may seem like a random thing to post, but there’s a method to the madness, it surfaced while I was checking/price-checking cameras for the Camera Price Charts.

Heads Up: New Nikon Lens Instant Savings Go Live on Sunday

This is only a heads up! Starting at some point on Sunday, a new round of Nikon Lenses Instant Rebates will go live. This is a heads-up so you can plan ahead and/or check reviews and such.

Among the lenses that are expected to be discounted are:

+ F2.8 ZOOMS: 14-24/G for $1700, 24-70/2.8G for $1700, 70-200/2.8E VR for $2600

+ PRIMES: 10.5/2.8G fish for $600, 24/1.8G for $700, 28/1.8G for $600, 35/1.8G DX for $167, 50/1.4G for $400, etc

+ this is only a Heads-Up, the sales prices go live on Sunday!

In-Stock Now: Rokinon 35mm f2.8 FE Auto Focus (Sony E)

Maybe they were fans of Rocky, so they named themselves Rokinon (probably not?). Regardless, their new Rokinon AF 35mm f/2.8 FE Lens for the Sony E-system is in-stock and ready to ship for $399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Yes, AF means what it means, Rokinon has discovered Auto Focusing technology 🙂

For more action, check their Featured Sales

Friday: 20% off a $300+ Monoprice order coupon

Space is the place! Coupon code SPACE20 gets you 20% off an order of $300+ at the Monoprice website. The usual exclusions apply (some sale items, some brands, some product categories, laws, etc). You can test the coupon and get a S&H estimate (Monoprice has yet to figure out how to offer consistent free shipping) without logging in or signing up. Offer good for Friday only.

(ENDED) SwissGear Bags with Free Shipping: $3 Small, $9 Larger, $15 Messenger, $28 16″ Laptop

As of a 7/22/17 recheck, this sale is over…

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Dell Refurbished Coupons: $225 off $500+ or $125 off $300+ or $75 off $200+

The weekend is here which means a new round of coupons is live for Dell Refurbished, their website that is dedicated to selling off-lease Dell hardware. Free ground shipping. Clearance items are excluded from coupon discounts. Offers expire Monday 7/10/17 at 11:59pm central time.

+ $225 off Dell Laptops or Desktops priced $500 & up with Coupon Code: LAP$225DESK

+ $125 off Dell Laptops or Desktops priced $300 – $499 with Coupon Code: LAP$125DESK

+ $75 off Dell Laptops or Desktops priced $200 – $299 with Coupon Code: LAP$75DESK

Starts 12pm ET Friday: Canon D-Rebel T7i Fast Start FREE to Watch LIVE Class

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

+ starts 12pm ET on Friday: 1-Day Class on the Canon D-Rebel T7i
+ this is the original recording
+ one day class

+ a repeat of yesterday’s 1-Day Class on the Canon 77D
+ this is a rerun, but free to watch for this period
+ this is why you see John Greengo on both video streams at the same time 🙂

(ENDED) Sunday Lightning Deals: Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine, Kodak Superzoom, GoPRO, Feiyu, Acer PC, 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) Saturday: 99c Amazon Dash buttons include Rayovac and AmazonBasics and Ansmann batteries

This sale ended, but the 99c Dash Button deal is recurring every few weeks. It may return during the Prime Day festivities, I do not know but Amazon has ever-increasing focus on their own hardware devices and services these days…

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(ENDED) Parerback: “Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision” (2nd Ed) for $26 with free S&H

This book lightning deal expired…

Ending at 7:25pm ET tonight, among today’s lightning deals of the Amazon Gold Box the paperback book Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision (Voices That Matter) (2nd Edition, Paperback) by David duChemin is a lightning deal for $25.83 with free shipping for all (non-Prime members get free shipping for $25+ orders). The price before the sale was $37 last night. It averages 5 out of 5 on 17 customer reviews. Non-Prime members can purchase it starting at 1:55pm ET.