Archives for November 20, 2017

Trending Five: Oly 17/2.8 for $90, Fry’s BF B&M Doorbuster, Etc

The Trending Five is a new feature, a nightly spotlight on five “trending” (whatever that means) deals of the last few hours/days/etc…

+ refurbished Olympus 17mm f2.8 [m43] for $90 at Olympus USA Outlet

+ Fry’s Black Friday In-Store Doorbuster is a Canon DSLR two-lens kit for $299
+ SPOILER ALERT: most likely the D-Rebel T6

+ buy select Manfrotto Bags get a FREE Tripod or GorillaPod or Mini Tripod
+ freebie depends on which bag you buy – more detailed post

+ Sony a7S II body with Rokinon 35mm f2.8 FE for $2500 at BuyDIG
+ that’s only $100 more than the a7S II body only

+ refurbished Olympus E-M10 body for $200 at Olympus USA Outlet store

Tuesday: Tripods, Bags, Action Cams, Etc (160+ options)

The a reunion of the Lighting Deal brands continues on Tuesday with over 160 (!) items listed in the Camera & Photo lightning deals of the Amazon Gold Box. Lots of tripods, bags, action cams, and more…

For the latest Black Friday related action, check the Situation Room (on-going summary of deals) and also our “digest”/round-up of the Black Friday Ads.

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Fry’s Black Friday Ads reveal B&M Doorbuster Canon DSLR two-lens kit for $299

Black Friday has revealed almost all of their Black Friday offers at their Weekly Ads page. The only thing missing are the early AM Thanksgiving offers that will be revealed by email to their newsletter subscribers. Their stores are closed on Thanksgiving, so the Thursday offers will be online-only. I integrated the existing offers into our everlong 2017 Black Friday Ads Digest

And that’s the key, the vast majority of both in-store and online offers require the use of personalized promo code that each customer receives in their emails every time Fry’s runs a promotion. So if you are interested in most of these offers, make sure you sign up for their emailing list.

Their big doorbuster is reversed for Black Friday at their B&M stores, an unspecified Canon DSLR two lens kit with the 18-55 and 75-300 lenses. This is the teaser from the middle of this ad page:

SPOILERS below if you want to guess on your own, or if you want to surprised in store. It is most likely the Canon D-Rebel T6 with 18-55 and 75-300 which is an official Black Friday deal for $450 at various B&M dealers that have already posted their ad. It matches the $450 price, along with the 1080p and Wifi and 18-megapixels and NFC.

And the fact that there is no other Canon DSLR that would go this low 🙂

As you can see from the ad, this will be offered on Black Friday only, at their brick and mortar stores only, with one per customer. You need to have your personal promo code from the Fry’s email newsletter of that day.

If you are interested in this, I highly suggest finding members of your local football team and asking them to be your offensive and defensive line while attempting to get this deal in-store 🙂

Canon PIXMA TS6020 Wireless AiO Printer for $40 w/free S&H after coupon

Another Black Friday Ads offer has not only been matched, but defeated by the internets. Thanks to a 20% off clip-on coupon at B&H (yes, B&H has those too) you can get the new condition Canon PIXMA TS6020 Wireless All-in-One Inkjet Printer for $40 with free shipping and handling in the black color schemes.

The other two colors go for $45 and are not eligible for the coupon, and don’t get free shipping unless your order total is $49+

If you are not familiar with B&H Clip-On coupons, here’s a screenshot of their product page:

50% off Moto Mods: 360 Camera for $150, InstaPrint for $100

Good until 11/22/17 PM, Verizon Wireless has a 50% off sale on all Moto Mods they carry! Of camera and photo interest:

+ Motorola InstaPrint Moto Mod for $100
+ uses 2×3 inch ZINK paper
+ limit up to ten per customeer

+ Motorola Moto 360 Camera Moto Mod for $150
+ up to ten per customer

These are compatible with the Moto Z series of smartphones. This is an accessory, you don’t have to sign up for a Verizon Wireless plan to buy them 🙂 Check websites, forums, manuals, XDAs, etc for compatibility if you are not certain.

Unfortunately as of the time of writing the Hasselblad True Zoom Camera Mod for $125 is OUT OF STOCK and cannot be ordered (unless it becomes in-stock/orderable again)

NewEgg launches Black Friday Sale (3400+ options)

NewEgg has launched their Black Friday with over 3400 items participating. This started at 4pm ET.

You can make the deals even better when you take advantage of the Masterpass promotion. Pay with Masterpass for orders of $200+ and use coupon code MPBF17 to get $25 off the $200+ total. Details at the aforelinked page. The Masterpass coupon expires 11/22/17 at 11:59pm pacific time. Masterpass is the Mastercard parallel to VISA Checkout.

UPDAT 5:15pm ET: it looks like there is little and less in terms of digital camera offers at their sale. I suppose it shouldn’t be a surprise, NewEgg is a general tech website, and they move with the trends and hype of the tech world.

Buy select Manfrotto Bags, Get FREE Monopod or GorillaPod or Pixi Tripod

We just had a burst of seven Olympus posts covering the refill of the Outlet store. So time for something else. Something gift-y!

Adorama is running a nice Manfrotto promotion that gets you a FREE item depending on which Manfrotto products you buy! All the offers are nicely organized at the aforelinked page. Here’s a summary:

+ FREE Manfrotto MM290C4US 290 Carbon Fiber Monopod when you buy one of 11 eligible Manfrotto bags

+ FREE Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Mini Tabletop Tripod + Ballhead when you buy one of a dozen eligible Manfrotto bags

+ FREE Manfrotto Pixi 5.3″ Mini Tripod when you buy one of 20+ eligible Manfrotto bags

+ the freebie is determined by which product you buy as seen on the promotional page. You don’t have a choice from the freebies.


You don’t have to do anything to get the freebie (other than buy the qualifying product). No coupon, no rebate, no shopping cart gymnastics. Eligible items mention this promotion on their product page. For example, here’s the product page for the Manfrotto Pro Light 3N1-36 Backpack with 3-Way Wear. You see the offer mentioned (screenshot below). Just add the bag to the shopping cart and the free item will be included automatically while this promotion is running. If you don’t see it, it means the promotion expired or there’s something wrong.

Refurbished Olympus 8mm f1.8 fisheye [m43] for $660

We don’t want fans of fisheye lenses to feel left out, so here we go! The new condition Olympus 8mm f1.8 ED Fisheye PRO lens goes for $900 in new condition at authorized dealers such as Amazon itself and B&H Photo but if you want to save $240 on the price…

… then to the refilled Olympus Outlet store we go where they offer this lens in manufacturer refurbished condition for $660 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus warranty.

Refurbished Olympus 25mm f1.8 for $200 [m43]

The Olympus 25mm f1.8 lens goes for $300 in new condition at authorized dealers such as Adorama and Amazon itself, but if you are comfortable with manufacturer refurbished, the lens is back at the just refilled Olympus USA Outlet Store as follows:

+ Black 25mm f1.8 for $200
+ Silver 25mm f1.8 for $230

Refurbished Olympus PEN-F for $700

Some people use pens to write with ink, others use them to write with light. If you are of the latter persuasion, the manufacturer refurbished Olympus PEN-F (black) is back in-stock for $700 with free shipping and a 90-day USA warranty at the Olympus USA Outlet Store.

At the moment, in new condition at authorized dealers it goes for $1000, such as B&H Photo and Amazon itself.

Refurbished Olympus 17mm f2.8 [m43] for $90

Let them have pancake lenses said Marie Photographette! And the Olympus USA Outlet Store obeyed the order…

… the manufacturer refurbished Olympus M.Zuiko Lens 17mm f2.8 (Silver) is back in-stock for $90. Free shipping or flat $5 if the order total is under $100, I don’t remember. It comes with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

This lens is no longer available in new condition. The most reputable dealer carrying right now is used at KEH Camera for $159+

Refurbished Olympus E-M10 II Body Only for $300

The manufacturer refurbished Olympus E-M10 II body only (second generation) is now in-stock and ready to ship for $300 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty as part of the Olympus USA Outlet Store refill. It is in-stock as of the time of writing…

In new condition, this goes for $550 at authorized dealers such as Adorama and B&H Photo and $650 with the 14-42 or $750 with the 12-50. This was the price of the body only two weeks ago as well when I posted the Mirrorless Price Charts.

If you prefer the refurbished E-M10 II with the 14-42mm EZ, it goes for $430 in black or silver at the Olympus Outlet store, which is exactly the price of the refurbished 14-42mm EZ lens on its own. So if you go refurbished, the delta between the body only and the “with 14-42 EZ” is +$150, while in new condition is +$100. In other words, if you don’t feel compelled to have the 14-42 EZ lens, you can also look into getting a different lens, for example, a $90 pancake.

Refurbished Olympus E-M10 Body Only for $200

The manufacturer refurbished Olympus E-M10 body only (first generation) is now in-stock and ready to ship for $200 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty as part of the Olympus USA Outlet Store refill. It is in-stock as fo the time of writing…

The first generation Olympus E-M10 is no longer available in new condition at authorized dealers. Olympus already revealed the third generation (E-M10 III), one among the 12 new mirrorless new cameras of 2017.

Olympus Outlet store refilled: 13 new items

This is a breaking news alert! The Olympus USA Outlet Store has been refilled! Thirteen new items have been added since I checked earlier today!

You can find some of the highlights broken down individually under the Olympus category

PayPal coupon: $15 off $75+ order at Monoprice

PayPal sent by email a new coupon offer to their customers and this time the coupon code looks like it is general use, but I don’t know if anyone can use it or only those who received it. Coupon code PAYPAL2017 gets you $15 off a purchase of $75+ at the Monoprice website IF you pay for your order with PayPal (not other payment options). The coupon expires 11/22/17. Exclusions apply.

Speaking of Monoprice, for Monday 10/20/17, coupon code MARVEL gets you 20% off orders of $300+.

Starts Monday 12pm ET (FREE to Watch Online Class): Fine Art Landscape and Travel Photography

If you want to escape the Black Friday madness productively, we have an educational alternative for you! The Creative LIVE ON-AIR schedule where you will find a variety of photography and creative classes streaming for FREE!

ON-AIR free-streaming classes start at 12pm ET, and among today’s classes is the “Fine Art Landscape and Travel Photography” by Peter Eastway and Tony Hewitt. If you want a sneak peek, go under “Class Materials” and there you will find the Transcripts of all 48 lessons.

Meanwhile on Tuesday 11/21/17 at 12pm ET there will be the world premiere (recording LIVE) of a brand new class, Camera Buyer’s Guide by John Greego!

Other potentially interesting classes
+ November 24: Tabletop photography
+ November 26: One Light Wonder
+ November 27: Another Look with Art Wolf
+ November 28: Intro to Large Format Photography
+ December 6: Nikon D850 Fast Start
+ and many more

Sony a6500 with 16-50mm and Sigma 30/1.4 DC DN for $1469

The Sony a6500 dropped to $1200 body only or $1300 with the 16-50mm as part of this week’s Instant Savings madness.

BUT IF you want to buy the Sony a6500 with 16-50mm kit and a prime lens too, more specifically the Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN (E-mount of course), you get them together as a bundle for $1469 at Just add to cart and proceed to checkout. No coupons, no rebates.

The Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN lens on its own goes for $339 with freebies at Adorama or with 4% rewards at B&H Photo.

So with the BuyDIG bundle, you are adding the 30/1.4 lens for $170 more, half off its on-its-own price.

Sony a7S II body with Rokinon 35mm f2.8 FE for $2500

The Sony a7S II body only is now down to $2400 BUT if you also want to buy a prime lens, more specifically the Rokinon 35mm f2.8 FE (IO35AF-E) autofocus lens, you can get them together as a bundle for $2500 with free shipping at No coupon needed, just add to cart and checkout.

Sony a7S II Body down to $2400 (with freebies)

The Sony a7S II body only went for $2700 a couple of weeks when I posted the Mirrorless Price Charts. This week’s Instant Savings Madness dropped the price down to $2400 at authorized dealers with the option of various freebies:

+ At Adorama (keep paging down to see them all) you get either a free Lightroom 6 OR free Tascam Shotgun Mic OR the usual free accessories

+ At B&H Photo you can get a 4TB WD External HDD or a Rode Video Mic (the other free option on the listing)

+ At Amazon various 3rd-party sellers are offering their own bundles

Canon Pixma MX492 AiO Printer w/free S&H: $22 Open-Box (No Ink) or $34 Brand New

Among the latest Tanga featured deals, you can get the open-box Canon PIXMA MX492 Wireless All-in-One Inkjet Printer for $22 with free shipping. Note that this does NOT include any ink! So you must needs purchase or have your own ink to print!

Or if you prefer the printer in pristine new condition with ink included, you can get it for $34 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself.

Canon DSLR sale: 80D w/18-55 for $1000 (no Free Battery Grip); 6D II w/24-105 for 2070, Etc

Thanks to one of our readers for the alert! Woot launched a “Woot Plus” (longer running) sale on six new condition Canon cameras running until 12/4/17 or earlier if any of them sells out:

+ Canon 80D with 18-55 for $1000
+ goes for $1050 at Adorama with a handful of free accessories
+ goes for $1050 at B&H Photo with free accessories

+ Canon 6D II with 24-105mm f3.5-5.6 for $2070
+ goes for $2099 at Adorama with a FREE Canon BG-E21 Battery Grip
+ goes for $2099 at B&H Photo with a FREE Canon BG-E21 Battery Grip
+ the Woot offer does NOT get a free battery grip

+ Canon SX530 superzoom for $250
+ goes for $279 with free accessories at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ Canon D-Rebel T6i with 18-55 for $600
+ goes for $750 at Adorama etc
+ goes for $450 in manufacturer refurbished condition with 1-YR warranty from Canon USA

+ Canon D-Rebel T7i with 18-55 for $780
+ goes for $899 at Adorama, etc

+ Canon D-Rebel T6 with 18-55 for $350
+ goes for $450 at Adorama, etc
+ its two lens kit is planned to be a $450 Black Friday Circular Ads offer

+ shipping is the usual $5 flat for the calendar day

(ENDED) Tuesday: Z Camera E1 Mini 4K M43rds Body Only, Manfrotto 190Go! Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit for $290 (Ball OR 3-Way), Etc

These offers expired BUT for more action, check the B&H Featured Sales

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(ENDED) 20% off Used Camera Accessories with KEH Coupon

This 1-day coupon expired…

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