Archives for July 17, 2017

Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* with $60 rewards for $1499 [C/N]

More Zeiss prime action, the Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* is on sale for $1499 with free expedited shipping, along with $60~ in promotional rewards at B&H Photo in your choice of Nikon F (ZF.2) and Canon EF (ZE).

Ape Case Digital SLR Converta-Pack Backpack for $100

We posted a lot of gear deals today, but how to store and transport it all? Time for bag 🙂 The Ape Case Digital SLR Converta-Pack Backpack, model ACPRO1720W, is on sale for $100 with free shipping and handling at B&H Photo and Amazon itself with a limit of up to three per customer.

Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Sweet 35 Optic for $300 (eight systems)

Lensbabies action! The Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Sweet 35 Optic is on sale for $300 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in eight different camera systems, four SLR (Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony) and four mirrorless (Sony E, M43rds, Fuji X, Samsung NX)… For more action, check the B&H Featured Sales

Zeiss Distagon T* 18mm f/3.5 for $895 (C/N)

Zeiss time means prime time! The Zeiss Distagon T* 18mm f/3.5 SLR lens is currently on sale for $899 with free expedited shipping and $36~ in promotional rewards at B&H Photo in the Canon EF and Nikon F SLR systems.

Prima Photo Big Travel Tripod for $90

Another one of the Featured Sales at B&H Photo is a sale on the silver or red color-schemes of the Prima Photo Big Travel Tripod for $90 with free shipping.

While we are on the topic of tripods, there’s a couple of others on sale as well:

+ Davis & Sanford ProVista 6510 Aluminum Tripod with V10 Fluid Head (65mm Bowl) for $90

+ LED Science Q-08 Professional Ball and Socket Head for $70

Rova Flying Selfie Drone for $199

This is not a joke! This is not an Onion post! This is a real product and it is on sale, the Rova Flying Selfie Drone is on sale for $199 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This is a limited time offer (expiration date unknown)… For more action, check their Featured Sales

Free Teleconverter (your choice of 1.4X or 2X) with Fuji 100-300mm purchase at $1899

Fuji’s serious cameras are known for their primes, but they have zoom lenses too! To further encourage photographers to give their zoom lenses a chance, Fuji is encouraging authorized dealers to include a FREE Fuji teleconverter with the purchase of the Fujifilm XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens. The bundles sell for the same price of $1899 with free shipping.

You can select either the 1.4X Teleconverter or the 2X Teleconverter. At Adorama, you also get a quintet of free accessories: Corel software, 77mm Filter kit, and a trio acessoro-trinkets.

If you don’t want the extra accessories, you can get the lens + teleconverter (of your choice) at B&H Photo for $1899 with free shipping.

10% off sitewide AdoramaPIX coupon

A new coupon is born for AdoramaPIX. Coupon code PXADART gets you 10% off site wide (some exclusions may apply). This coupon may be usable only by existing Adorama customers only. Expires 7/23/17.

Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 PRO DX-II with 4% rewards for $429 [Nikon only]

We have another Tokina lens sale, and again, the sale is restricted to only one of the options. The Nikon F mount version of the Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 PRO DX-II is on sale for a limited time for $430 with free shipping at B&H Photo along with 4% promotional rewards ($17~ to be used in future B&H purchases). Expiration date unknown.

Tokina Cinema 11-16mm T3.0 with $40 rewards for $999 [M43]

If you are a fan of M43rds, Tokina, and video, we have good news for you! The Tokina Cinema 11-16mm T3.0 for Micro Four Thirds is on sale for $999 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (around $40 to be used in future B&H purchases) at B&H Photo. Only the M43rds mount is on sale at this price.

PS: this is certified to be Tokina ~ often confuse Tamron/Tokina in these type pf posts, so this “certification” is to verify that it is indeed Tokina and not Tamron 🙂

Vello Accelerator Lens Adapters for $199 (C or N Lenses to E Cameras)

We have a bit of a mini theme, a trio of lens adapters and converters of sorts. We start with the ones that using magic (or mayhaps science) to offer autofocusing. It is a sale on two Vello Accelerator Lens Adapters for $199 each. These allow you to connect a Nikon F or Canon EF lens to a Sony E-mount camera. Check specs and reviews and forums if you are not familiar with the trade-offs of these. This is a limited time promotion (I do not know when it expires).

Zunow Wide Angle Attachment Lenses for $299 to $329

Continuing with adapter theme, two Zunow Wide Angle Attachment lenses are on sale at B&H Photo. The Zunow SWA-06 Super Wide goes for $299 + shipping, while the DWA-075 DSLR Wide Angle Attachment goes for $329 with free shipping. This is a limited time offer (expiration date unknown to me).

Select Fuji X-T2 kits bundled with Battery Grip with combined purchase discount

The Fuji X-T2 camera is not discounted. Camera manufacturer manufacturers are very protective of their price ranges in the MAP era after all. But if you happen to want to buy both the camera and its official battery grip at the same time, four of the four Fuji X-T2 kits are bundled together with the official Fuji VPB-XT2 Vertical Power Booster Battery Grip at B&H Photo at these prices:

+ X-T2 body with Grip for $1699
+ X-T2 w/18-55 and Grip for $1999
+ X-T2 w/35mm and Grip for $1996
+ X-T2 w/18-55 and 35mm and Grip for $2296

But wait, there’s more! The first two kits mentioned above (the two standard ones) are also offered at Adorama at the same prices, BUT Adorama includes additional freebies with purchase: 32GB Lexar SD, 24/7 holster bag, Corel software bundle, lens filter kit, and a few accesso-trinkets.

Vivitar 1.4x Teleconverter for $70 [C/N]

It would be nice if we could have every lens we ever wanted, but reality often disagrees. Compromises such as teleconverters can be an option. The Vivitar 1.4x Teleconverter is on sale for $70 with free shipping, for a limited time, at B&H Photo in your choice of Canon EF or Nikon F.

BlueHost 2-Day Sale on Prepaid One Website plans

If you are looking for web hosting for a single website/domain, BlueHost is having a 2-day Birthday Sale on their “Basic” plan. The sale is if you buy a 3-year or 5-year prepaid plan that averages to $2.65 per month. You pay the whole amount upfront. The 3-year prepaid plan is a one-time $95.40 fee, and the 5-year prepaid plan is a one-time $159 fee. Once the 3/5 years elapse, you can renew at the future current prices. It won’t renew at this sale price. Only the 3-year and 5-year plans are on sale.

I haven’t used BlueHost yet but it is at a similar level as Hostgator which I am using for the main blog. Note that BlueHost is based in Utah, so if you are planning to host any edgy or sensitive or adult material (as it pertains to the laws and regulations of the state of Utah), you may want to look for a different hosting service.

Strategically, you want to buy/register the domain at a different company from the one hosting your website, so you have more flexibility in case of technical or other issues. It’s a bit like the triple play of cable companies. The more interlinked things are, the more complicated can be to untangle them if you wish to do so later.

Still Good: Panasonic GX85 with 12-32mm and $100 Gift Card for $598

As of a 7/17/17 update, the used deals of cameras in the Stock Status Tracker have sold out, but this new condition Panasonic GX85 promotion at Adorama continues…

As you can see at our Mirrorless Price Chart, there are many and more both M43rds and mirrorless camera options in general. One can spend literally weeks and weeks deliberating on which system(s) and which camera(s) and which lens(es) and so forth.

One of the choices is back on a bundle again, it is the new condition Panasonic GX85 with the 12-32mm lens, bundled with a $100 Adorama gift certificate, all together going for $598 with free shipping. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and checkout. This is available in both the silver GX85 kit and the black GX85 kit.

And if this is your first foray into M43rds, you may be interested in some of the manufacturer refurbished Olympus prime lenses offered at the official Olympus USA store.

Speaking of Adorama, if you feel like deal fishing over there in an immersion session, check our earlier Adorama post.

10% off Hudson Albums with AdoramaPIX coupon

Hudson Albums are frequently excluded from promotions at AdoramaPIX, but a new coupon launched at the AdoramaPIX website is exclusively for Hudson Albums: use coupon code PXHUDSON10 to get 10% off Heirloom Hudson Albums. Offer valid on Hudson Albums only. Restrictions apply. Offer ends 7/24/17 at 3am ET.

B&N Promo: Get $10 future reward for every $50 you spend

It may feel at times like Amazon is the only online bookseller, but they are not! Barnes and Noble is here too, and they have a new promotion at the Barnes & Noble website: for every $50 you spend, you will receive a $10 B&N store credit to spend in the future.

The promotion runs until 7/22/17 at 3am ET. On July 26, you will receive an email from B&N informing you of your promotional credit. There are no partials, so if you buy $49.99, you get $0 rewards. If you buy $50, you get a $10 reward. If you buy $99.97, you get a $10 reward. If you buy $100.07, you get a $20 reward. And so forth. The reward is a promotional credit that must needs be spend quickly after being received. Check the Terms & Conditions for all the details.

The Clearance section is another place to look for deals. You can drill down the sub-categories or go directly to the Photography Clearance section.

(ENDED) GoPro HERO+ LCD [Ecommerce Packaging] for $124

This lightning deal expired…

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(ENDED) Wednesday: ASUS 15.6″ FX for $799, Etc

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

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