Archives for January 31, 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…


+ 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