Archives for September 27, 2017

Thursday: refurb GoPro HERO+ LCD, Usual Camera/Photo accessories but New Detailed Shortcuts Table

NEW FEATURE!!! we have a new table that makes it easier for you to check the various IN-PROGRESS Lightning Deals [in-progress as of the time you click the link], and the various UPCOMING Lightning Deals [upcoming as of the time you click the link]. All these lists change almost constantly ~ new offers go live while older offers expire.

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There are over 40 items listed in the Camera & Photo lightning deals of the Amazon Gold Box.

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Refurbished Olympus 8mm f1.8 fisheye [M43] for $660

The Olympus 8mm f1.8 fisheye lens (Micro Four Thirds) goes for $1000 at authorized dealers such as Adorama and B&H Photo with 4% promotional rewards, or 5% statement credit for Prime members paying with a Prime credit card at Amazon.

But if you want to save, then off to the Olympus Outlet store we go where they are offering this lens in manufacturer refurbished condition for $660 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

Now shipping: the Elinchrom ELB 1200 system

From a $6 used camera to a four figure lighting system we go! The Elinchrom ELB 1200 system is now in-stock and ready to ship at Adorama which has all the bundles and accessories nicely organized in one page. There are four bundles with prices ranging from $3500 to $3700, along with a variety of system accessories and batteries. It beats using flashlights 🙂

Used Vivitar 5.1MP Digital Camera with 1.8-Inch TFT for $6

If you need a basic camera to experiment upon, the badly reviewed Vivitar 5.1MP Digital Camera with 1.8-Inch TFT Panel has crashed down to $6 in “Used – Like New” condition in original packaging at Amazon Warehouse Deals. This is best suited for experimentation and DIY projects and such, not picture taking.

Free 2-day shipping for Prime members. It’s not an Add-On item ~ they really want to get rid of it 🙂

This was discovered while I was dumpster-diving in the Amazon Warehouse Deals Bargain Bin clearance.

Ten FREE 4×6″ photo prints at CVS on next T-Mobile Tuesday

If you are a T-Mobile customer, you are automatically eligible to get some “freebies” every Tuesday as part of their “T-Mobile Tuesdays” magenta overload program.

For Tuesday October 3 in 2017, one of the freebies are ten 4×6 inch photo prints at CVS. The offer is only good for store pickup, you have to be physically near a CVS stores, or have the orders print near someone else you know that can pick them up.

The offers are typically per line, not per account, so if you have more than one T-Mobile line on your account, you may be able to get multiple freebies. I think this is the first time they offer CVS photo print freebies, so I don’t think it is known how the mechanics of the offer work.

Free Philips Hue lightbulb with pre-orders of new Amazon Echo Plus device

Photography is light, any opportunity for free light is a good one 🙂 This sentence foreshadows a freebie of the lighting kind!

For a limited time, Amazon is offering a FREE Philips Hue light bulb when you pre-order their brand new Echo PLUS Alexa device. for $150. That’s the price with or without the Philips Hue at the moment. The Echo Plus is available in three color options.

When you add it to the shopping cart, it tells you there are two items in your order, but they show up as one entry, as a bundle of two items.

Also available for pre-order, but without a free Philips Hue are the Echo Spot for $130, and the new Echos for $100 to $120.

UPDATE: but that’s not all. Amazon has also revealed a brand new Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice Remote for just $70, undercutting most of the competition. But that’s not all. On the same listing, they have options with an OTA Antenna for $5 more, or with an Echo Dot in a “value meal” for $80 total.

Ape Case Lens Case (ACPROLC14) for $24 w/free S&H [and more sizes]

There are over 250 items in the Adorama Bags sale. Let’s now focus on Lens Cases, because lenses need bags too 🙂


The Ape Case Lens Case (ACPROLC14) is currently on sale for $24 with free shipping at Adorama. No minimum purchase amount required, you get free shipping by buying this bag. This is the standard size. If you are a Prime member, you can get it for the same price with free 2-day shipping from Amazon.


Next up we move to the Ape Case Professional Medium Lens Case, model ACPROLC16. You can get it for $25 plus mandatory shipping (starts at $3.75) at Adorama. I don’t know if VIP members can get it with free shipping. With shipping added, the price is the same as Amazon, so you have options.


Last but not least, it’s the Ape Case ACPROLC18 Large Lens Case. You have even more options here. If you are willing to pick it up from a B&M store, or you are planning a $35+ order, you can get it for $30 by Walmart itself.

If you have Staples gift cards or coupons or rewards to use, you can get it for $34 with free store pickup at Staples. I’m not sure what the free shipping terms are now that they changed up their rewards program.

Or if you can get it for $35 with free shipping from B&H Photo and also by Amazon itself. Prime members get it faster with free 2-day shipping.


Speaking of Amazon, good until 9pm ET as a lightning deal you can get this beginner’s Matcha Gift Set with 1 oz Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder for $11.90 with free 2-day Prime shipping. The matcha is from China, not Japan. Includes handmade bowl, AA-powered whisk, and bamboo spoon.

SLR Magic: 8mm f4 [m43] for $199, 50mm f1.1 Cine (E) for $299

A couple of SLR Magic bang for the buck lenses are currently on sale!

In the world of Micro Four Thirds, the new condition SLR Magic 8mm f4 goes for $199 at B&H Photo and $200 at Adorama with free shipping and handling.

In the world of Sony E, the new condition SLR Magic 50mm F1.1 Cine Lens lens goes for $299 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo.

WenPod GP1+ Digital Stabilizer for GoPro Camera with 3.5″ LED Monitor for $54

A doorbuster of sorts at Adorama, the new condition WenPod GP1+ Digital Stabilizer for GoPro Camera with 3.5″ LED Monitor is on sale for a limited time for $54 with free shipping!

For more action, they have:

+ 260 Camera Bags on sale

+ Best Of September Sale

B&H round-up: SmallHD 702 Bright 7″ Full HD On-Camera Monitor for $1199 and More

Good until 9/30/17 PM, B&H Photo is offering the new condition SmallHD 702 Bright 7″ Full HD On-Camera Monitor for $1199 with free expedited shipping.

In other photo-accessories related action:

+ Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for $549

+ Genaray SpectroLED Essential 500 Bi-Color 2-Light Kit with Batteries for $498

+ 256GB SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash Memory Card for $260

+ various Surface Kits

+ Moto G4 (16GB, Unlocked, XT1625) for $120
+ 32GB version for $130
+ Snapdragon 617, 2GB RAM, microSD, 5.5″ 1080p
+ all carrier phone, works with GSM and CDMA

For more, check their latest Featured Sales

Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM MACRO with Extras for $569 [C/N/Si]

The Dream of the 90s is alive, not just in Portland, but also in stabilized tele-macro lenses! The new condition Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM MACRO lens is on sale for $569 with 4% promotional rewards (around $23~ to be spent in future purchases) at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR systems.

If you prefer free lens-y accessories instead of 4% promotional rewards, Adorama is offering instead a Tiffen 62mm Filter Kit, lens cap tether and cleaning kit.

Now shipping: Canon EOS C200 EF Cinema

For fans of EF video shooting, the new Canon EOS C200 EF Cinema body only is now in-stock and ready to ship for $7499 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Optional financing options are available through Canon Financing. Note that this item is non-returnable!

(ENDED) Parrot BeBop 2 Adventurer Bundle for $480

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(ENDED) KEH Coupon: 10% off Cameras, 15% off Lenses, 25% off Accessories

This 1-day coupon expired. If you missed it, fear not ~ KEH has coupons on a regular basis…

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