Archives for August 15, 2017

Three MacBook PRO deals ($1249 to $2099)

This offer is NOW LIVE! B&H Photo has three MacBook PRO laptops on sale with free shipping. It started on Wednesday at 12:01am ET.

+ Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Late 2016, Space Gray) for $2099

+ the ones below get a FREE 1-Year Office 365 subscription
+ Apple 13.3″ MacBook Pro (Silver, Late 2016) for $1249
+ Apple 13.3″ MacBook Pro (Space Gray, Late 2016) for $1249

FREE Choice (Dolica Tripod or Manfrotto Bag or Yongnuo Flash) with purchase of select DSLRs and iLCs

For a limited time only, Adorama has a new promotion that lets you pick ONE serious accessory for FREE with the purchase of select DSLRs and iLCs.

There are two sets of offers. Here is the first group:

  • Dolica Proline 68″ 4-section Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head
  • Yongnuo YN560-III Manual Speedlite Flash
  • Manfrotto MBSB390-5BB Stile Veloce V Backpack
Canon D-Rebel T5i w/18-135
Canon D-Rebel T6i w/18-55
Canon D-Rebel T6 2-Lens Kit
Nikon D3400 2-Lens Kit
Nikon D5300 2-Lens Kit
Panasonic GX85 w/12-32
Sony a6000 2-Lens Kit
Sony a68 w/18-55

The second set of offers is at the bottom of the promotional page:

  • Dracast LED160 Pro Bicolor 3200k-5600k On Camera Light
  • LaCie 1TB Rugged Thunderbolt USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive, 5400 RPM
  • Tascam DR-10SG Camera-Mountable Audio Recorder with Shotgun Microphone
Nikon D7200 w/18-140
Sony a7 II w/28-70

Go to the individual product page of one of the participating cameras from the promotional page. We’ll go to the D3400 2-lens kit page.

Expand the “Special Offer” are by clicking on the blue link next to the yellow button:

This will bring out the eligible promotions. If you don’t see them here, it means the promotion expired…

Refurbished Olympus 75mm f1.8 for $560 [updated]

The Olympus 75mm f1.8 goes for $800 in new condition at authorized dealers (eg B&H Photo and Adorama), but if you are comfortable with manufacturer refurbished…

… you can get the manufacturer silver Olympus 75mm f1.8 for $560 with free shipping, with a 90-day warranty from Olympus USA.

UPDATE: the black Olympus 75mm f1.8 for $600 is currently sold out as of 8/19/17

Wednesday Lightning Deals: Nixplay, Usual Camera/Photo accessories

There are nearly 40 items listed in the Camera & Photo lightning deals (old format) or Full Page format (faster to navigate on Desktop) of the Amazon Gold Box. Due to time constraints I cannot create a detailed listing of them all. The usual assortment of accessories are running throughout the day.

Refurbished Olympus E-M5 II Body for $650 [updated]

The Olympus E-M5 II body only currently participates in a promotion that gets it the Olympus EZ 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 lens for FREE at authorized dealers.

But if you don’t want/need the 12-50mm EZ lens, and you prefer to pay a lower price, you can get the E-M5 II body only in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 90-day warranty from the official Get Olympus store for $650 with free shipping in the silver color scheme.

UPDATE 8/19/17: this is sold out as of this recheck: The Olympus E-M1 II body goes for $2000 in new condition at authorized dealers. The first generation E-M1 body only is no longer available in new condition, but if that’s the camera you want among the various M43rds options, you can get it in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 90-day warranty from the official Get Olympus store for $600 with free shipping in the silver color scheme.

Two Echo Show devices for $360 with coupon

The addition of a touchscreen to the Amazon Echo Show means you can view pictures on it (eg Prime Photos) as well as do many other things ~ including take advantage of some Alexa-exclusive deals and discounts.

For a limited time, coupon code SHOW2PACK drops $100 off the total price if you purchase TWO Echo Show devices at Amazon by Amazon itself. They go for $230 each, minus $100 with the coupon, you pay $360 instead of $460. In other words, they average to $180 each after coupon. You have to buy two of them though.

Annual Adorama Lens Sale (Sigma, Tamron, Oly, Canon, Nikon, Filters)

Adorama is currently running their Annual Lens Sale featuring a variety of lenses from Sigma, Tamron, Olympus, Canon, Nikon as well as a vast variety of lens filters from Tiffen, B+W, Hoya, Benro, Xume, Schneider, Lee, and …Wine Country.

PS: to mys surprise, I did not imagine it, Wine Country lens filters are real 🙂

Photo Studio PRO for 99c [Google Play]

A limited time offer at the Google PLAY Android app store has the Photo Studio PRO app by KVAD Group on sale for 99c instead of its standard price of $4.99. Per the Play page, they offer a full refund if returned within two hours.

The app averages 4.6 out of 5, and it has over 100,000 downloads per Google Play. It is currently #31 in the Top Paid apps over there.

Pay $85, Get $100 iTunes Gift Cards by email

Back to the eBay Deals we go where the PayPal Digital Gifts e-store is offering $100 iTunes e-Gift Cards (email delivery) for $85 each. This is a 15% off discount. Not the lowest ever, but if you don’t want to wait for a better discount, or don’t want to deal with store gift cards (instead of cash discounts), then this is better than full price 🙂

Limit four per customer. This is a limited time offer that returns every few weeks on eBay.

Of camera and photo interest are the various photography iOS apps, a variety of photography ebooks and camera guides in iBooks, any photography-related documentaries or biographies or profiles under TV/Movies, and so forth.

PS: if you are a fan of Walgreens, every few weeks they have a promotion that gets you a $10 Walgreens store gift card if you buy $30 in iTunes plastic gift cards. That’s a 33% bonus on the purchase.

Premium PC Power Bundle for $29 includes Corel Paintshop Pro X9

It’s not just Mac software bundles at Stacksocial. They also have Windows 10 software bundles. The ten software title Premium PC Power Bundle goes for $29 and includes among others the Corel Paintshop Pro X9 software. Most of the other apps are computer security and utilities, along with a speed-reading class. All these are digital redemptions.

Sony 70-200mm f4 G OSS (E) with FREE Focus Shifter and more for $1398

The Sony 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS for the E-mount goes for $1398 at authorized Sony USA dealers. For the same price, Adorama is including the following FREE items:

  • FocusShifter DSLR Follow Focus & Rack Focus (goes for $49 on its own)
  • Corel software bundle
  • 72mm Pro Optic Digital Essentials Filter Kit
  • cleaning kit

Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L III USM with FREE Platypod Max Plate for $1999

The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM lens goes for $1999 at authorized Canon USA dealers. At the same price, Adorama is including for a limited time a FREE Platypod Max Plate Camera Support which goes for $99 on its own. Just add the lens to the shopping cart and proceed. There’s no coupon or rebate. Free expedited shipping.

If you are not familiar with how these work, the free items are mentioned prominently on the top of the product listing. As long as you them mentioned, the promotion is running. If you don’t see them there, it means the promotion expired. Here’s a screenshot:

PS: if you don’t want the Platypus creature, they also have a bundle with more conventional free lens accessories like a 82mm filter kit, tether, cleaning kits, and of course the Corel software bundle.

Dell Refurbished: OptiPlex 7010 Desktops for $169 to $250

Dell Refurbished (a specialty Dell website that resells off-lease computers) has another promotion. This is a sale, not a coupon promotion. Coupons cannot be used on this. Free ground shipping. The Dell OptiPlex 7010 desktops are on sale, ranging from $169 to $250. This is a while supplies last promotion. Coupons not valid on offer. Expires at 8/31/2017.

(ENDED) Wednesday: BAGSMART Camera Bag Sale, refurb Surface 3 for $255

These daily deals expired…

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(ENDED) Thursday: Bolt Cyclone DR PP-400DR Dual Outlet Power Pack for $115; Etc

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

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(ENDED) Wednesday: Dracast Silkray 400 Bi-Color LED Round Light for $100

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

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(ENDED) Nixplay Iris 8″ Wi-Fi Cloud Frame for $136

These daily deals expired…

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(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Olympus E-M10 II body for $300

As of 8/19/17 re-check, this has gone out of stock again…

The official Get Olympus USA store has been reloaded with a total of 28 items currently available there, including the factory reconditioned silver Olympus E-M10 II body for $300 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

The black Olympus E-M10 II body is currently out of stock and cannot be ordered.