Archives for July 11, 2017

YI M1 w/12-40mm for $299 or add 45mm f1.8 for $379 total [M43]

YI is taking Prime Day seriously with actual discounts, unlike many of the MAP-obsessed more famous iLC camera manufacturers. Their YI M1 with 12-40mm Micro Four Thirds camera is now on sale for $299 instead of its regular price of $350 in the silver or black color schemes by YI with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so they are Prime eligible.

Their two other kits are also discounted (two lens kit, or with 42.5mm f1.8 instead of 12-40). The best bang for the buck is the YI M1 with 12-40mm and 45mm f1.8 for $379, so essentially $80 more gets you the 45mm f1.8 lens added to your bundle.

+ these are open to everyone, they are not restricted to Prime members!

Biggest Flashpoint Studio and Lighting 2-Day Sale Yet (50 options)

It looks like Prime Day is becoming an industry-wide sale day. There’s also a Dell Refurbished coupon going live tomorrow at 9am Central ~ the post is scheduled to go live, so I don’t have to functional for it post 🙂

But that’s not all. Adorama has launched their biggest Flashpoint Studio and Lighting 2-Day Sale yet, with around fifty items participating in the sale.

Due to the Prime Day madness, I can’t produce a detailed list of these, but there’s a bit of everything in studio and lighting gear, Monolights (Bowens mount), Ring lights, Power Packs, On-Camera Flashes, receivers/transmitters, reflectors, panel lights, strobes, and at the very bottom of the page, accessories.

AdoramaPIX coupon: $10 off a $20+ order

This is one of the best AdoramaPIX coupons in recent memory, coupon code PXSTEP10 gets you $10 off a purchase of $20+ at the AdoramaPIX website until Sunday night 7/16/17. Free shipping with $49+ orders. So if you want to drown out the Prime Day madness, get started organizing your next print orders 🙂

Prime Day Deals Situation Room

The Prime Day 2017 festivities are now here! Prime Day offers are only available to Prime members. If you are Prime curious, you can start a 30-day free trial and participate in the festivities. We have a Comprehensive Guide to Prime Benefits

LATEST UPDATE: Friday 7/14/17 at 10:10pm ET ~ another refresh…


+ Fuji X100F Used condition starting at $1139
+ new condition at multiple places in both colors for $1300
+ check all the details in the brand new Fuji X100F Current Availability post


+ YI M1 with 12-40mm Micro Four Thirds camera for $299 in silver or black ~ other kits also available including YI M1 with 12-40mm and 45mm f1.8 for $379

+ Fuji X-T10 Body (Black) for $599 by various through Amazon


+ Pentax K-3 II body only for $846
+ Pentax KP body only for $1020


+ Kenko Nyumon Slim Ring UV MC Filters for $11.14 each in five sizes: 37mm, 39mm, 43mm, 46mm, and 49mm
+ limit 10 per size per customer

+ Panasonic 45-150mm f4-5.6 MegaOIS for $148 (limit 3)


+ YI Action Camera with Extra YI Battery for $60


+ 6-pack of 100W-equivalent AmazonBasics A21 Light Bulbs for $19~ in Daylight (5000K) OR in Soft White (2700K)
+ similar prices for the 75W 6-packs in A19
+ differences between A19 vs A21


+ AmazonBasics 11-Inch Felt Laptop Sleeve in Gray for $2.XX (limit 3; ADD-ON)
+ other colors/sizes not on sale this low

+ Case Logic SLRC-201 SLR Zoom Holster for $24


Corel Aftershot PRO 3 for $20 as PC or MAC digital download


+ on the utilitarian front, spend $60+, get $10 off an order at Prime Pantry
+ stackable with free S&H promos and $5 “no rush credits”


There are recurring offers that “bribe” you with a $10 Amazon credit to change your default Amazon credit or debit card to a specific bank and type. I’ve seen this happen with various, eg Discover and Citibank. These offers usually appear in the Shopping Cart, and also in internal ad banners while you are browsing around the Amazon website.

Especially this time of the year, it pays to keep an eye out for out of the blue offers. Some may be targeted. A lot of these offers can be “once per account”, so if you had previously taken advantage of it, you may not be eligible for it again. Or at least until they reset their counters or change how they do it 🙂

+ NOTE: if you see any errors you’d like corrected, please leave a comment or use the online contact form. If you see an error, it means I don’t know about it, otherwise I would have corrected it 🙂 I love corrections, so don’t be shy 🙂

Adorama Prime Day Deals: B+W 77mm ND Filter for $17 w/FS, Manfrotto 190Go! for $200, Apples, Etc

Adorama is having their own Prime specials with the following products:

+ B + W 77mm #102 0.6 (4x) Neutral Density Glass Filter for $17 with free shipping

+ Manfrotto 190Go! 4-Section Aluminum Tripod Kit with Center Ball Head (61.4″ Max Height, Black) for $200 with free S&H

+ Apple 7.9″ iPad Mini 4 Wi-Fi 64GB, Gold for $329

+ Apple MacBook Pro 15″ with Touch Bar, i7 2.9GHz 512GB, 16GB, W/3 Yr Applecare for $2799

Speaking of Adorama, they have a 2-day Flashpoint Studio and Lightning Sale with around 50 items participating in the sale. This started yesterday but was lost in the home page with the Prime Day avalanche.

(ENDED) 12 hours coupon: 50% off Dell OptiPlex 7010 Desktop at Dell Refurbished

This coupon expired: Everybody’s getting Prime Day crazy, even everyone who is not Amazon 🙂 Good for 12 hours only, until 9pm central time today (7/11/17), coupon code FLASH7010DEAL gets you 50% off any Dell OptiPlex 7010 Desktop with FREE ground ship. While supplies last. Cannot be combined with other coupons/offers. Clearance excluded as usual.

This continues: Separately, running until 7/24/17, you can get the Dell Latitude E5440 Laptops starting at $249 with free ground shipping. This is a while supplies last promotion, with prices $299 or less! Coupons not valid for this offer.

(ENDED) Samyang 85mm f1.4 for $215 Canon, Sony E $217, Nikon $231

This offer expired… For more action, check the Tuesday Prime only lightning deals and the Prime Deals Situation Room

[Read more…]

(ENDED) Thursday Lightning Deals: Feiyu, Flashes, LED, Tri/Monopods, Action Cams, Bags, Studio/Lighting Kits, Etc

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

[Read more…]

(ENDED) Thursday: Lowepro Hardside 300 Hard Case for $100, Hardside 400 for $150

These daily deals expired but for more action, check their Featured Sales

[Read more…]

(ENDED) Wednesday: Dracast LED500 Silver Series Bi-Color LED Light with Dual NP-F Battery Plate for $200

These offers expired but for more action, check their Featured Sales

[Read more…]

(ENDED) Wednesday Lightning Deals: Over 100 items including Rokinon 85mm f1.2 (Canon AE), Z M43rds Camera, Feiyu, Tiffen PRO Filters, Kodak, Etc

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

[Read more…]

(ENDED) Tiffen PRO100PRESKYKT Premium Skyline PRO100 Series 4×4 and 4×5.650 Filter Holder Kit for $389

This lightning deal expired…

[Read more…]

(ENDED) Make Your Own Photography Book Deal: $5 off $15+ coupon [updated]

This Prime Day era offer expired…

[Read more…]

(ENDED) Panasonic FZ1000 Superzoom Deal for $500

This offer expired… For more action, check the Tuesday Prime only lightning deals and the Prime Deals Situation Room

[Read more…]

(ENDED): Rokinon 14mm f2.8 (Canon w/built-in AE) for $333

This offer expired but for all the latest updates, check the mega-post that is the Prime Day 2017 Situation Room

Amazon is getting hipster-ironic by offering Prime lenses on Prime Day 🙂 Ending by 7pm ET on Tuesday as part of the Prime Day 2017, there is a lightning deal on the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 prime lens in the Canon EF with built-in AE option for $333~ with free shipping. There are no other mounts on this listing. The price before the sale is $399.