Archives for January 2018

Bootcamp Class Bundles for $99 or less at CreativeLIVE

CreativeLIVE is running a new promotion until tomorrow night (2/1/18), their Bootcamp Class Bundles are on sale for $99 or less. Their sales are factored in to their website, they don’t use coupon codes. Bootcamp bundles include Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, Fine Art Photography, Night Photography, three different Portrait Photography bootcamps, Newborn Photography (photographing newborns; not teaching newborns how to take pictures ~ just in case it’s not clear), boudoir photography, beginner’s crash course, three Wedding Photography bundles, lighting and much more.

Lowepro DroneGuard CS 300 Backpack for $30 w/FS

Camera Bags posts are a little helter skelter in that I haven’t organized them in a single post, but the sales can’t wait for blog round-ups, so I must needs keep posting 🙂

Adorama is offering the new condition Lowepro DroneGuard CS 300 Backpack for $30 with free shipping when it averages 4.8 out of 5 based on 87 reviews. Or if you have Amazon gift cards to spend, you can get it for the same price by Adorama thru Amazon.

Refurbished Canon G-series sales and coupons

More RAWsumer coupon action! The official Canon USA store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Canon G7 X Mark II for $450 with free shipping and a 1-year Canon USA warranty when you enter coupon code GFLASHDEAL over there. The price before the coupon is $500. It is in-stock as of the time of writing.

The same coupon can get you the new condition Canon G9X first generation for $270 with free shipping and 1-year warranty.

Not eligible for the coupon, but discounted on the page is a few other refurbished Canon G series RAWsumers as follows:

+ refurbished G3X for $500
+ refurbished G1X II for $430
+ refurbished G9X II for $330 in black (the silver/brown is out of stock and cannot be ordered)

PS: the Canon USA store has a mix of new condition and refurbished products, sometimes even in the same promotional listing page, so always pay attention with regards to the new vs refurbished condition.

Pacsafe Camsafe V2 Anti-theft Camera Holster for $25 w/FS

If you like red, pink and magenta camera gear and electronics, Adorama has launched an early Valentine’s Day Sale with various red iLC and fixed lens cameras, drones, instant cameras, and other photo accessories and consumer electronics.

But hiding among the Red is the unassuming Pacsafe Camsafe V2 Anti-theft Camera Holster in the black color scheme for $25 with free shipping. It has two 1-star reviews, one complains that it is too small [dimensions are provided under “Specs” on the product page], the other complains that it looks like a pistol holster which may complicate things while traveling or in crowded/social situations.

Pre-order new Fuji X-A5 with 15-45 XC PZ OIS for $600

Mirrorless cameras just scored a second goal in 2018, giving them a 2-0 {corrected; I need a numeric keypad to type numbers apparently} lead over DSLRs in 2018. It is the new Fuji X-A5 mirrorless camera bundled with the all new 15-45mm f3.5-5.6 PZ OIS silver lens with a pre-order price of $600. This 24mp non-X-Trans APS-C camera will be available in three camera-body color-schemes [silver, brown, pink]. It looks like all of them come with the silver 15-45mm lens.

The camera comes with a variety of modern amenities and features, touchscreen, 4K, filters, etc.

It is available for pre-ordering for $600 at Amazon by Amazon itself (February 8 release estimate) and Adorama and B&H Photo (February 8 release estimate as well)…

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The included lens is brand new from Fuji, and it is also available for pre-ordering separately for $300. For photographers who may want the lens only, it is may still be a better value to get the X-A5 kit and then sell/trade/gift the camera if you don’t want/need it or fall in love with it. Or wait until other people do this and buy the lens in the used market or the trade/exchange section of your favorite photo forums…

This too has been added to the New Cameras of 2018 tracking page.

Pre-order new Fuji XC 15-45/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ for $300

Everybody’s going PZ and OIS these days it seems! Fuji has a new kit lens, it is both powered (PZ) and optically stabilized (OIS). It is the new Fuji XC 15-45mm f3.5-5.6 OIS PZ. It is the lens bundled with the brand new Fuji X-A5 APS-C mirrorless camera…

…but it is also available for pre-ordering on its own for $300 at Adorama and B&H Photo available in your choice of black or silver… From the looks of it, the X-A5 kits are getting the silver color of this lens…

This has been added to the New Lenses of 2018 tracking page.
+ CORRECTION: the year is 2018, not 2918! There’s no numeric keypad on this laptop 🙂

Wedn FREE to Watch at 1pm ET: Panasonic GH5S Live-Streaming Panel from B&H Photo

As we mentioned last week, starting at 1pm eastern time (10am pacific) today, B&H Photo will be hosting for FREE Panasonic GH5S LIVE Streaming Panel Discussion featuring a photographer, a cinematographer, a post production person, along with a Panasonic representative and a panel host. A party of five. I mean, a panel of five! As usual, it will be free to watch. You can ask questions using the Twitter hashtag #BHPhotoLive.

The latest estimate for the Panasonic GH5S release is Monday February 5 (2018) according to the B&H Photo Pre-Order page. Its starting price is $2500, versus $2000 for its GH5 predecessor.

This time they are using YouTube for the live-stream, so that gives you more flexibility. No need for Adobe Flash! You can also find the video YouTube-embedded below..,

I think they accidentally set the YouTube live stream start time to pacific instead of eastern, but the event will start at 1pm eastern…

Wedn FREE to Watch: Outdoor Photography Class and more

Live today, starting at 12pm eastern, and free to watch without purchase at the Creative LIVE ON-AIR page are various online classes, including the “The Outdoor Photography Experience” with Chris Burkard…

COMING IN FEBRUARY 2018

+ FEB 01: Color Theory for Photographers
+ FEB 02: Adobe After Effects CC Quick Start (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ FEB 03: Making a Short Documentary
+ FEB 04: Premiere PRO CC Video Editing Complete Guide
+ FEB 05: Photographing Motherhood
+ FEB 06: Family Group Posing
+ FEB 07: Business of PRO Photo Retouching (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ this is just a sampling, check The Complete Schedule at the ON-AIR page

Canon G9X (first gen) for $270 after coupon

The first generation new condition Canon G9X in either the black or brown color scheme drop from $400 to $270 with free shipping and full warranty using coupon code GFLASHDEAL at the official Canon USA store.

Wewdigi EV5000 Action Camera for $37 w/free S&H

If you are the boldly going type who loves to try new budget action cameras before most other people, in-stock and shipping at Amazon is the new Wewdigi EV5000 Action Camera for $37 with free shipping, sold by a 3rd-party seller and fulfilled by Amazon. Limit two per customer at the moment. It just has two one-liner customer reviews at the moment.

(ENDED) Wedn: Glidecam, Quantum, MacBook PRO

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(ENDED) 12% off Used Lenses at KEH Camera with coupon [over 1500 listings]

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(ENDED) 40% off Blurb Photo Books with coupon

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Good until 2/2/18 at 11:59pm local time, coupon code AIMHIGH4T gets you 40% off Photo Books at Blurb. There is no minimum or maximum order amount for the coupon. You can use the coupon up to five times during this promotional period. Coupon cannot be combined with other offers/discounts or for digital purchases.

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Sony a7r III with boatload of freebies for $3200 at authorized Sony USA dealer: 128GB Extreme PRO SDXC, Bower Slave Flash, Corel PSP X9, Monopod, Etc

The first development from the just-updated Stock Status Tracker is that the new condition Sony a7r III body only is now getting a boatload of free accessories for the same price of $3200 by authorized Sony USA dealer Beach Camera on eBAY.

The freebies include a mix of useful and trinkety:

+ 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC
+ Bower SFD328 Bounce and Swivel Slave Flash
+ Corel Paintshop PRO X9
+ Sony carrying case
+ generic rechargeable LED light
+ 72-inch XIT XT72MP monopod with soft case
+ 12-inch spider-style rubberized tripod
+ wrist strap
+ universal shutter release
+ leaf blower (oops, I mean, lens blower)
+ cleaning lens pen
+ generic accessories kit (cleaning, mini tripod, etc)

You may need tn excavation team to find the camera in this delivery box 🙂 This can be handy if you need some of the accessories, while you can give away the rest to friends and family who may need them, or use them to put together “camera starter kits” for friends and family. Or donate them to local photography clubs or schools.

Imported Nikon D850 Body drops to $3250

The second development from the just-updated Stock Status Tracker is that the new condition imported grey market Nikon D850 body only by eBay seller “Deals All Year” has now dropped to $3250. The new condition at authorized Nikon USA dealers is $3300 (and still hard to find).

Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 for $60

It’s Elemental my dear Watson! The Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 software is on sale for $60 with free shipping with physical delivery to your door at Amazon by Amazon itself. You can buy as many boxes as you like. The digital downloads go for $70 each. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time is unknown to me.

Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM for $299 NEW or $140 USED

If of all the Canon EF-S lenses it is the Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens the one you want, it is currently on sale for a limited time for $299 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This is new condition with USA warranty.

On the other hand, if you are a fan of used lenses, you can get it in USED – Condition 8+ for $140 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. The “In the Box” section on the right side further down their Used product listings shows what’s included. In this case, it’s the lens, lens caps and a 90-day B&H Used warranty.

PS: to be 100% clear, this is a warranty for used items. The warranty is not used. It’s a new warranty for used items 🙂

Fuji VG-XT1 Vertical Battery Grip for $99

If you are a Fuji X-T1 owner, this deal may vertically grip your wallet. The new condition Fujifilm VG-XT1 Vertical Battery Grip is currently on sale for $99 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo after you add it to the shopping cart. It averages over 4 stars based on 59 customer reviews at B&H. This is a limited time offer, expiration time unknown.

IRIX 11mm f4 Firefly for $525; 15mm f2.4 for $575 [C/N/P]

Joss Whedon is not involved with the making of this Firefly! The new condition IRIX 11mm f/4 Firefly Lens is on sale for $525 with free expedited shipping until Wednesday at 11:59pm eastern at B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Pentax K SLR/DSLR systems. These are manual focusing lenses with focus lock. Hooray for Pentax fans as this is a 3rd-party lens that offers a Pentax version before Sony/Sigma 🙂

Meanwhile the IRIX 15mm f/2.4 Blackstone Lens is on sale for $575 with free expedited shipping in the same three mounts at B&H Photo but no expiration date is mentioned on its sale.

Canon LS-82Z Handheld Calculator for $4.38

This is more of a tongue-in-cheek post, but if you want to showcase your Canon pride, you can do so with something practical! The new condition Canon LS-82Z Handheld Calculator is on sale for $4.38 at Amazon by Amazon itself. You can buy as many as you like so you can give them away and proselytize to the Canon brand. They are however Add-ON products, so you need a $25+ order of Amazon-shipped and/or Amazon-fulfilled products. This is a dual power model, it works on solar and on battery. It does not say what size battery and none of the reviews mention it since it appears most people are using it with solar power.

Note that there are two different models on the same listing. The other model is a large printing calculator, so when reading reviews and answered questions, make sure they are referring to the model you are interested in.

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 for $259 (EF, Sony A or E), $269 (Nikon Chipped), $289 (Pentax K)

Also part of Expiration Monday is a sale on the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens for $259 with free shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon EF system and Sony E-Mount and Sony A-mount. Meanwhile the Nikon AE Chip version goes for $269, and the Pentax K-mount for $289. Some of the mount options receive 2% promotional rewards as well.

4pk Eneloop PRO AAA Batteries for $11

If you are a fan of the black PRO Eneloops and are looking for the AAA variety, at the moment, you can get a 4-pack of PRO AAA rechargeables, model BK-4HCCA4BA, for the very specific price of $11.37 with free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order. This is not a lightning deal. You can buy as many as you like. The 4-pack currently defeats the 8-pack on a $/battery average ($27 for the 8-pack).

Speaking of batteries, on the single use front, Amazon itself is offering a 8-pack of Energizer D Cell single use batteries for $6.72 (or $6.38 with Subscribe-n-Save). Limit three sets per customer. This is an Add-ON item, so the usual $25+ limit applies for all customers.

16GB Sandisk Cruzer Blade CZ50 USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $5

If you need a handful of 16GB USB 2.0 flash drives, Amazon itself is offering the 16GB SanDisk Cruzer Blade CZ50 USB 2.0 Flash Drive, model SDCZ50-016G-AFFP, in frustration-free packaging for $4.99 each. You can buy as many as you want. Of interest, if you want to hand off friends and family and clients their pictures. A USB 2.0 flash drive is a lower common denominator as older computers too can read them.

This is not a lightning deal but this is an Add-On item, so your order total must be $25+ in Amazon-shipped items (shipped by Amazon itself or fulfilled by Amazon), elsewise their shopping cart won’t let you buy them. You can get to $25+ with six of these (that missing penny in $4.99 vs $5 is what makes it six instead of five). Thanks to one of our readers for the alert!

Monday FREE to Watch (starts 12pm ET): Photoshop CC Complete Guide, and more

Live today, starting at 12pm eastern, and free to watch without purchase at the Creative LIVE ON-AIR page are various online classes, including the two-day class starting today, Adobe Photoshop CC: The Complete Guide with Ben Willmore. Continuing are the “Fundamentals of Photography 2018” and “Craft Photography Fundamentals” among others.

COMING IN JANUARY & FEBRUARY

+ JAN 30: Exploring Color & Composition (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ JAN 30: Build Your Lighting Knowledge with Peter Turley
+ JAN 31: The Outdoor Photography Experience
+ FEB 01: Color Theory for Photographers
+ FEB 02: Adobe After Effects CC Quick Start (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ FEB 03: Making a Short Documentary
+ FEB 04: Premiere PRO CC Video Editing Complete Guide
+ FEB 05: Photographing Motherhood
+ FEB 06: Family Group Posing
+ FEB 07: Business of PRO Photo Retouching (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ this is just a sampling, check The Complete Schedule at the ON-AIR page

(ENDED) Wednesday Gold Box: NIX, Anker, RAVpower, Sandisk, Etc

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(ENDED) Tuesday: Induro CF Monopod, Redrock Micro, Etc

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(ENDED) Tuesday’s Gold Box: Logitech, Anker, RAVpower, Etc

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(ENDED) Sandisk Ultra microSDXC: 256GB for $106; 400GB for $200

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64GB Samsung EVO Select microSD for $20

It has drip-dropped by another $1 since the last time we posted about it. It is back to $20 as of 1/31/18 recheck…

It is the new condition 64GB Samsung EVO Select microSD card (model MB-ME64GA/AM) on sale for $20 sold and shipped by Amazon itself. You can buy as many as you like. This is not a lightning deal. This defeats (in terms of GB/$) the other options of this line. Free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order.

(ENDED) Monday: Lowepro T&F for $50, Dracast Yoga for $199, Dell XPS 8920 Desktop for $679

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(ENDED) 10% off Used Digital Cameras at KEH with coupon

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(ENDED) Tamron 24-70 f2.8 Di VC USD with FREE 82mm Hoya UV Haze NXT HMC Filter for $799 [C/N]

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(ENDED) RAVPower USB-C 26800mAh Battery Pack for $38

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(ENDED) 12% off Used Lenses at KEH Camera with coupon [ends Wedn 11:59pm ET; over 1400 options]

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(ENDED) Monday: 35% off AdoramaPIX sitewide coupon

This one day coupon expired… Beat the Monday blues with a 35% off site-wide coupon at AdoramaPIX. Coupon code 35OFFSWEM gets you 35% off site-wide there until 11:59pm pacific tonight. Cannot be combined with other offers. Restrictions apply.

(ENDED) Gold Box Now: Anker 8-in-1 USB 3.0 Card Reader for $8

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Refurbished DJI Mavic Pro Drone with 4K HD Camera for $699

Back to the Les eBay Deals we go, where the after-effects of the Nutella mania will be felt in the next few days. The Drone SuperStore (98.9%, New York) is offering the refurbished DJI Mavic Pro Drone with 4K HD Camera with a 90-day seller warranty for $699 with free shipping with up to three per eBay customer. Over 2100 units have been sold so far.

Note also that earlier in the week DJI revealed the new Mavic AIR drone that is available for pre-order for $799 at Amazon and elsewhere.

Fuji X-T2 with FREE $100 Promo Gift Card + Manfrotto Compact Tripod + 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO

For one week, Focus Camera is offering the following three FREE items for the Fuji X-T2 Body only for $1599 or the Fuji X-T2 with 18-55mm f2.8-4 for $1899 with free shipping:

+ $100 Focus Camera Promotional Gift Card (expires within One Year)

+ Manfrotto Compact Light Tripod model MKCOMPACTLT-BK

+ 64GB SanDisk Extreme PRO Card, model SDSDXXG-064G-GN4IN

There’s no coupon, no rebate; just add to cart and proceed to checkout while this promotion is running. The free items are listed on the product page prominently while this promotion is running.

Joby Gorilla Pod 3K + Lowepro 140 Bag + Octopus + Giottos for $64 with free shipping

Adorama strikes again with a Quadrophenia bundle. For $64 with free shipping you get the following four items:

+ Joby GorillaPod 3K Kit, Black
+ Lowepro Adventura 140 Shoulder Case, Black, LP361060
+ Octopus.Camera OctoPad Universal High Stability Support Base with Ball Head
+ Giottos CoCo-Air Large Blower Brush – Red

No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout while this limited time promotion is running.

The Joby GorillaPod 3K on its own goes for $64 at Amazon and B&H Photo.

(ENDED) Monday’s Gold Box: It’s A Power Bank & Charger Party!

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NewEgg Month End Clearance

NewEGG has launched a Month End Clearance Sale with the usual assortment of NewEgg-y type of tech products. Some of them may require a promo code which may require an email address (as usual). Some of these offers expire 2/1/18 (or earlier if sold out).

Friday FREE to Watch: Fundamentals, Art Wolfe, Etc

Live today, starting at 12pm eastern, and free to watch without purchase at the Creative LIVE ON-AIR page are various online classes, including “Another Look” by Art Wolfe, “Create Online Portfolio” and the continuation of “Fundamentals of Photography 2018” and “Writing Week 2018”.

COMING IN JANUARY & FEBRUARY

+ JAN 27: Brushes in Photoshop CC
+ JAN 28: Filters and Smart Objects
+ JAN 28: Getting More out of a PDF (a necessarily evil?)
+ JAN 29: Adobe Photoshop CC: The Complete Guide
+ JAN 29: Craft Photography Fundamentals
+ JAN 30: Exploring Color & Composition (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ JAN 30: Build Your Lighting Knowledge with Peter Turley
+ JAN 31: The Outdoor Photography Experience
+ FEB 01: Color Theory for Photographers
+ FEB 02: Adobe After Effects CC Quick Start (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ FEB 03: Making a Short Documentary
+ FEB 04: Premiere PRO CC Video Editing Complete Guide
+ FEB 05: Photographing Motherhood
+ FEB 06: Family Group Posing
+ FEB 07: Business of PRO Photo Retouching (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ this is just a sampling, check The Complete Schedule at the ON-AIR page

(ENDED) Sunday: Canon Mugs Lens Wristlers for $6 (three options), Etc

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(ENDED) Sunday: Battery Grip (for Sony a6000), Huion, Terramaster, Nixplay, Syma, Backdrops, Etc

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(ENDED) Monoprice Pay With MasterPass: $50 off orders of $150+

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(ENDED) 18% off Film Gear at KEH Camera with coupon

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Fans of Film Gear, this two-day coupon is for you! Running until Saturday at 11:59pm eastern time, KEH Camera is offering 18% off Film gear with coupon code FILM01A entered in their shopping cart. As usual, their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies.

Still Good: Mini Tripod for $2 after $17 clip-on coupon

UPDATE Saturday at 10pm ET: this is still good…

This may not last long, so YMMV. A $17.10 off green clip-on coupon drops the price of this new condition Outdoor Mash Mini Tripod (with adjustments) from $18.79 to $1.69. Free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order. Not sure if the coupon amount counts towards the $25+ minimum or not. The shopping cart will be more than happy to tell you. This is not an ADD-ON item as of the time of writing. Certainly can’t go wrong for under $2.

This is sold and shipped by Amazon itself. Amazon itself must be the seller for the clip-on coupon to work. Sales tax may be collected on the full amount, not the after-coupon price!

NOTE #2: I just purchased one to test the deal. As of 5:30pm ET, this went through without any problems! You may be able to buy more than one at the sale price. After I purchased one, the product page now shows the option to clip the $17 off green clip-on coupon once again.

NOTE #3: if you are a Prime member and select slow shipping, you may be offered a $1 digital credit. It won’t necessarily ship slowly though. If you have other Amazon orders in progress, or place ones in the next few days, this may be automatically attached to them, but you’ll still get the $1 promotional credit.

This is a brand new product launch, and these type of coupons are not uncommon to generate buzz for the new product at Amazon. Certainly beats buying radio ads and Facebook ads for something like this 🙂

If you are not familiar with Amazon green clip-on coupons, this is part of the product page to look out for. Click on the little box (at the Amazon page) to activate the coupon in your Amazon account. Annotated screenshot below:

Canon 6D Body + Pixma PRO 100 + Paper for $1349 after $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC)

This is the first of the Pixma AMEX mail-in rebates at B&H Photo. It is centered on the Canon EOS 6D body only along with the Pixma PRO 100 printer and the 50pk SG-201 paper. You pay $1699, submit the mail-in rebate, and if all is well, a few weeks later you receive a $350 AMEX prepaid gift card, making it a $1349 after MIR offer. Offer ends Tuesday 1/31/18.