Archives for February 2018

Powerextra Charger and Two Replacement Batteries (for Pentax D-LI109) for $16

If you don’t want to chase them in lightning deals (assuming they ever get offered there), and if you are looking for a Pentax D-LI109 replacement batteries, PowerExtra is offering a single-slot charger with two replacement batteries, all together for $16 with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so free Prime shipping for members or with a $25+ order. They average 4 out of 5 based on 39 customer reviews.

Bundle for $64 w/FS: Joby GorillaPod 3K, Lowepro 140 Case, Octapod Support w/Ball Head, and Air Blower

Adorama’s Best of February sale includes a bundle of centered around the Joby GorillaPod 3K Kit. You also get the Lowepro Adventura 140 shoulder case, the Octapod universal support base with ball head, and a Giottos airblower, all these for $64 with free shipping for a limited time.

FREE: Fontmania (iOS app)

Free time! The Fontmania app by Avalon Apps is currently FREE at the iTunes store. You can grab it with an Apple devices but also using iTunes for Windows. This apps lets you write on photos. It requires iOS 9 or later to run but you can grab it regardless.

Loupedeck Photo Editing Console for Lightroom 6 & CC for $219 after coupon

Coupon strikes again! Using coupon code BHWPPI18 at B&H Photo drops the price of the new condition Loupedeck Photo Editing Console for Lightroom 6 & CC from $259 to $219 with free standard shipping. At least this device doesn’t require a subscription [YET! *cue ominous music*]

For more action, check the B&H WPPI 2018 sales

Free Lens Rim with easyCover Silicone Protection cover (118 camera options)

If you like to use silicone protection covers for your cameras, B&H Photo is currently offering a FREE Lens Rim with purchase (you select which size on the individual product pages) when you purchase an easyCover Silicone Protection cover. Prices range from $20 to $40 depending on the individual camera size and design (eg Canon 1D X is $40, Canon M5 is $20). A total of 118 of them are available, almost all are Canon and Nikon cameras, along with six Sonys.

Now shipping: Google Clips camera for $249

If you don’t find Google’s data hoarding of everything creepy, then you may be thrilled to know that their brand new lifestyle “Google Clips” camera is now in-stock and shipping at its starting price of $249 with expedited shipping at B&H Photo 🙂

ExpoImaging savings with WPPI coupon (21 options)

Use promo code BHWPPI18 for further discounts on the ExpoImaging sale at B&H Photo that features 21 options. These too are part of the WPPI 2018 specials at B&H Photo.

Free B+W Circular Polarizer Filter w/4 Sony PRO E Lenses

A quartet of Sony PRO E system lenses are currently getting a FREE B+W Circular Polarizer MRC Filter at B&H Photo. The B&W is included automatically by B&H. Participating lenses are the 70-200/2.8 OSS, 100-400 GM OSS, 100/2.8 STF GM OSS and 85/1.4 GM.

40pk AC Delco AA Alkalines for $8.48

If you are looking for single-use AA alkaline batteries and you are a fan of AC Delco, their 40pk of those is on sale for $8.48 at Amazon by Amazon itself. It comes out to 4.71 batteries per dollar. It is an Add-ON item, so you must needs place a $25+ order to buy it. You can buy as many of these as you want, so you can get to $25+ with three 40-packs. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time is unknown.

FREE to WATCH (Wedn 12pm ET): Business of Professional Photo Retouching (and Choosing Right Lens)

A couple of headliners are leading the away among the Wednesday CREATIVE LIVE On-AIR free-to-stream classes. The The Business of Professional Photo Retouching class will stream today and on Thursday, while today is the last day for the Choosing the Right Lens class with John Greengo. The classes repeat throughout the night, cable-TV style, so you don’t have to catch them during the daytime.

COMING UP IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS
+ MAR 01: The Business of Professional Photo Retouching class
+ MAR-01: Fundamentals of Photography 2018
+ MAR-02: Photoshop CC Creation
+ MAR-03: Create an online portfolio
+ MAR-05: Getting started in lifestyle family photography (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-07: Art of Flower Photography
+ MAR-12: Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-15: LEICA M10 Fast Start (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-15: LEICA M Typ 240 Fast Start (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-29: Flash for Dramatic Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-29: Flash for Beauty Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-30: Flash for Children/Family Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-05: The Wedding Story (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ the above is just a sampling, see them all at the CREATIVE LIVE On-AIR Schedule

Pre-orders begin for new Sony a7 III at 11am ET

Get your e-wallets ready if interested in this one! Pre-orders for the new Sony a7 III body only full frame Sony E-system camera will begin at 11am eastern today (Wednesday 2/28/18) at authorized Sony dealers for $2000 body only or $2200 with the 28-70 lens at B&H Photo and Adorama et al.

You can see how it stacks up price-wise to the rest of the cameras using the:
+ 35mm full frame price charts
+ Mirrorless Price Charts
+ these were created before the a7 III was announced (that’s why it’s not in there; but it will be in the next iteration of these)

Now shipping: Hasselblad H6D-400c MS Medium Format DSLR Camera

And now to our weekly Medium Format post. The brand new Hasselblad H6D-400c MS Medium Format DSLR Camera is now in-stock and ready to ship to your studio for the capital investment price of $47,995 with free expedited shipping from B&H Photo. It comes with a limited two year warranty. The “MS” in the name is “Multi-Shot” which can get you 400 megapixel captures. It has a 100 megapixel sensor, so it certainly out-bar-charts the megapixel wars 🙂

No Preorders Yet: new Tokina Opera 50mm f1.4 FF (C/N)

If you have a Canon or Nikon DSLR, Tokina would like to sign to you. But the price of the ticket has not been revealed yet 🙂

Tokina has revealed their brand new Opera 50mm f1.4 Full Frame lens available in the Canon and Nikon systems. The price has not been revealed yet, so obviously pre-orders cannot be accepted.

This too has been added to the New Lenses of 2018 tracking page…

Dell Refurbished: Latitude E6430 laptops start at $219

This is not a coupon but an old fashioned sale running until 3/20/18 (or earlier if sold out). Dell Latitude E6430 Laptops are on sale starting at $219 with free ground shipping. All of them are under $299. Coupons cannot be used on this sale.

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Pre-order new Spider Camera Holster SpiderPRO V2

A new generation of holster accessories is born as well, it is the Spider Camera Holster SpiderPRO V2 line available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo. There is a single and dual camera option in the V2 line, with pre-order prices being $150 and $265 respectively…

Pre-order new Wacom Cintiq PRO 24″ Pen Displays

Back to the Pre-ordering train that is getting loaded by WPPI, MWC and CP+ 🙂 Wacom is back with two new PRO Cintiqs available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo as follows:

+ Wacom Cintiq Pro 24″ Pen Display for $2000

+ Wacom Cintiq Pro 24″ Touch Pen Display for $2500
+ a touchscreen means +$500 🙂

+ availability estimate is mid to late March 2018

27″ Monoprice WQHD 144 Hz monitor for $280 w/free S&H

This monitor is on a big 30% off sale on its own and it is not eligible for the 20% off coupon FEB27 – I tested it, it doesn’t work. Monoprice is offering their own new condition 27in WQHD 2560x1440p TN-LED 144Hz Ultra Slim Aluminum Monitor with FreeSync Technology for $280 with free standard US shipping. It has Dual-Link DVI-D, DisplayPort 1.2a with AMD’s FreeSync, and two HDMI inputs. It comes with a pixel perfect guarantee. The user manual is available in PDF format further down the aforelinked product page.

20% off A4C with coupon

The end of month means the return of the 20% off coupon at All 4 Cellular aka A4C. Coupon FEB20 gets you 20% off on most things on their website. Typically the daily deals and Apple products are not eligible for the coupon. A4C is another one of the clearance and refurbishing specialist retailers.

No Pre-Orders Yet: new Sigma ART 105/1.4 and 70/2.8 MACRO

Sigma revealed two new ART series Prime lenses but they are not available for pre-ordering yet. However, B&H Photo has created a introductory pages for them with all their currently available details. They are:

+ Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art for Canon, Nikon, Sony A and E systems, and Sigma SA

+ Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art for Canon, Nikon, Sony E (not A) and Sigma

These too have been added to the New Lenses of 2018 page. We definitely had a lot more lenses than cameras so far in 2018 🙂

Petcube Bites Wifi Pet Camera for $100 (Treasure Truck)

Amazon has a million different ways of shopping these days. If you want to chase around town Amazon’s Treasure Truck, its current offer is the Petcube Bites Wifi Pet Camera for $100. You can only get to this from the official Amazon app, not their website. Then reserve it and claim it from the treasure truck. Eventually the treasure truck offers will also move to Whole Foods stores, much easier to find and they rarely move 🙂

Treasure Trucks are only available in select cities, the app will tell you. This goes for $200+ at the Amazon website (if you want to read reviews, description, answered questions, etc).

Pre-order Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI flash for $399

AI is not just in smartphones anymore! Canon has revealed their brand new Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI flash with pre-order price of $399 and a May 1st release estimate, and pre-orders for this smarty-pants flash are accepted at B&H Photo and Amazon itself and Adorama

Tokina Firin 20mm f2 Manual Focus (Sony E) for $699

Among the latest new Lenses announced is an autofocus version of the Tokina Firin 20mm f2 FE (Sony E system) lens, with the “AF” designator added to the model name. No price/availability details yet but B&H Photo has created a product page for it.

If autofocusing is not a high priority or you need a lens now, the first generation manual focus version of the lens is on sale for $699 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon

PSA: new eBay user agreement taking effect 3/30/18

On the shopping news front, Amazon is buying doorbell company Ring for over a billion. Another day, another acquisition for the “bookseller” 🙂

Meanwhile eBay is informing users via email that a new User Agreement will go in effect on March 30 (2018) and effectively immediately for new users. I have not read/compared the before/after agreements but the eBay email describes the changes as:

“The key updates to the eBay User Agreement reflects the company’s continuing transition towards a product-based shopping and selling experience.”

FREE 24pk AA/AAA single-use batteries with HF coupons

YMMV on this butt this week’s Red Plum weekly circular ads include a page of promotions and coupons from Harbor Freight. One of the coupons gets you a free 24-pack of their AA or AAA single use batteries, the “Thunderbolt” brand. The coupon is good until early May 2018. Limit one free item per customer per day. You don’t even have to buy anything else.

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 24″ Professional Photographic Large-Format Inkjet Printer for $800 after coupon and $300 MIR

Another professional Canon printer that is part of the WPPI specials. B&H is offering the new condition Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 17″ Professional Photographic Inkjet Printer with free photo paper for $800 with free shipping after entering coupon code BHWPPI18 in the shopping cart and filing the $300 mail-in rebate (AMEX gift card). The price you see on the website before coupon and before rebate is $1300.

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 24″ Larger Format Printer for $1595 after coupon and $300 MIR

More WPPI B&H action, if you are not afraid of mail-in rebates, B&H offers the new condition Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 24″ Professional Photographic Large-Format Inkjet Printer with your choice of free photo paper for $1595 with free shipping after entering coupon code BHWPPI18 in the shopping cart and filing the $300 mail-in rebate (AMEX gift card). The price you see on the website before coupon and before rebate is $2496.

35% off Photo Books with Blurb coupon

It’s coupon time! Coupon code YUMMY35 gets you 35% off Photo Books at Blurb until March 5 in 2018. This is good for your own photo books, uploaded from your account. You can use the coupon up to five times during this promotional period. There is no minimum or maximum order required for the coupon. You can order one or a gazillion 🙂 Restrictions apply (cannot be combined with other offers, volume discounts, etc).

No Pre-Orders yet: new Canon D-Rebel T7 and 4000D

DSLRs have just scored two goals thanks to Canon! Canon revealed two entry-level Digital Rebels this week, the D-Rebel T7 (2000D), a follow-up to the good old T6, and an even more entry-level model, the 4000D which so far has only been announced in Europe. The D-Rebel T7 with come out with the 18-55 kit lens and a starting price of $550. Pre-orders are not accepted (not that anyone should pre-order them at this price).

Nevertheless, DSLRs will take any and all new models at the moment as they are trailing mirrorless cameras 7-3 among the New Cameras of 2018.

DJI SPARK (Fly More Combo) for $499

Crutchfield too upon occasion sells on Amazon, and right now they are leading the charge on the new condition DJI SPARK (Fly More Combos) offering them for $499 with free shipping in various different color schemes. This is not a lightning deal so expiration time is unknown to me. The “Fly More” combo includes …more than just the remote controller.

Dell Essential Backpack for $13 w/free S&H

It’s backpack doorbuster week apparently! Dell Home is offering the new condition Dell Essential Backpack 15 in the red accent black color scheme for $13 with free shipping and handling. Limit up to ten per customer. This is not a camera bag, but a general use laptop backpack.

20% off Groupon Local (custom photo prints offers are there)

The variety of custom photo print offers (photo books, metal prints, canvas prints, wood, photo-gifts, etc) reside under Local Deals at the Groupon website and coupon code SALE3 running until Wednesday night gets you 20% off on up to three different local deals. For each deal, you get a discount on one unit purchased, with a maximum discount of $50 per deal. Restrictions and exclusions apply.

This coupon also gets you 10% off Groupon Goods which are the physical products. That’s where camera accessories and other tangible/consumable goods can be found.

FREE to WATCH (Tue 12pm ET): Choosing the Right Lens

The timing of this class is perfect as you can watch it before you dig into the KEH Camera coupon deal (20% off 600+ featured items, 10% off everything else until Wednesday at 11:59pm ET).

“This class” is Choosing the Right Lens with John Greengo and it will begin steaming for FREE today (Tuesday 2/27/18) at 12pm eastern and will continue to stream on Tuesday as well, so if you miss it today, you can catch it tomorrow. The classes repeat throughout the night, cable-TV style, so you don’t have to catch them during the daytime.

COMING UP IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS
+ FEB-28: Choosing the Right Lens with John Greengo
+ FEB-28 and MAR 01: The Business of Professional Photo Retouching class
+ MAR-01: Fundamentals of Photography 2018
+ MAR-02: Photoshop CC Creation
+ MAR-03: Create an online portfolio
+ MAR-05: Getting started in lifestyle family photography (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-07: Art of Flower Photography
+ MAR-12: Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-15: LEICA M10 Fast Start (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-15: LEICA M Typ 240 Fast Start (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-29: Flash for Dramatic Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-29: Flash for Beauty Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-30: Flash for Children/Family Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-05: The Wedding Story (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ the above is just a sampling, see them all at the CREATIVE LIVE On-AIR Schedule

KEH Coupon: 20% off 600+ Featured Products, 10% off Almost Everything Else (ends Wedn PM)

The end of February has gone wild! KEH Camera is back with another coupon promotion! Coupon code SALE02A gets you 20% off the 600+ featured products you see on the aforelinked webpage and 10% off on almost everything else at their website. Exclusions and restrictions may apply as usual. The coupon expires on Wednesday at 11:59pm eastern so you have plenty of time to search and read reviews and forums and resolution charts and such.

This is a pretty good coupon, when you consider that KEH Camera includes a 180-day warranty (except for “AS IS” type of conditions) and they specialize in used products.

(ENDED) Wedn Gold Box: Rokinon 14mm f2.8 AF FE, K&F, RAV, Dell Latitude, Etc

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(ENDED) Wedn: IKAN MS-PRO 3-Axis Gimbal Stab for $280, Brinno, Etc

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

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(ENDED) Rokinon 14mm F2.8 Full Frame Auto Focus (Sony E) for $535

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Pre-orders for new Sony a7 III start Wedn 11am ET

Sony has plenty of 35mm full frame cameras [see 35mm full frame price charts] but that’s not stopping them from revealing a brand new model! The Sony a7 III body only is now an official product and pre-orders of it will begin on Wednesday 2/28/18 at 11am eastern at authorized Sony dealers.

The starting price is $2000 for the body only, and $2200 for the kit with the 28-70mm lens. A listing for the camera is available at B&H Photo and Adorama with the pre-ordering option activating on Wednesday at 11am eastern.

This has been added to the New Cameras of 2018 tracking page and has given mirrorless cameras a 7-1 lead over DSLRs in 2018.

200GB Sandisk Ultra UHS-I C10 A1 microSDXC for $63 w/FS-

The new condition 200GB Sandisk Ultra UHS-I C10 A1 microSDXC memory card is currently on sale for $63 with free shipping by Amazon itself. You can buy as many as you want. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time is unknown.

Manfrotto Compact Monopod Red for $22

The new condition Manfrotto Compact Monopod Red is currently on sale for the very specific price of $22.39 by Amazon itself with up to five per customer. The shipping estimate though is “within 1 to 2 months”. The price at B&H Photo is $24.88 but shipping is free only with orders of $49+, so either two of these, or append it to another order.

Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f2 FE Zero-D for $799 [Sony E]

Prime time among the B&H WPPI sales, the new condition Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D Lens for the Sony E-system is on sale for a limited time for $799 with free expedited shipping. A feast of primes for the Sony E-system!

DJI Mavic PRO + Remote Controller + Extras for $840

Flying among the Adorama WPPI specials is a DJI Mavic Pro with Remote Controller and free accessories bundle for $840 with free expedited shipping. You get the Mavic PRO, the Remote Controller, the DJI hard backpack, the FS Labs bracket protector, sunhood, landing pad, and a 32GB Sandisk Extreme microSDHC.

Tamron lenses on sale with FREE Hoya Filters and Rewards

Among the many lenses on sale are select Tamron lenses that are on sale, they have 4% promotional rewards, and get a free Hoya UV Haze NXT HCM filter. The lenses are the 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD for $800 and the 45mm f1.8 Di VC for $399, and the 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro for $549 available in the systems they are available in (LOL).

Not getting a free Hoya filter but participating in the Tamron mail-in rebates are a handful of big Tamron zooms. The mail-in rebate promotion expires March 3rd, which is much closer than it sounds because February is a short month.

20% off Vello Lens Adapters (65 options)

If you like to mix and matches lenses and systems, a total of 65 Vello Lens Adapters are on a 20% off sale during the WPPI promotion. The price you see is the price you pay, it is factored in at their website. No coupon needed. You can filter by camera or lens further down the B&H page on the left hand side of their website…

For more lens related sales, check their WPPI 2018 Lens Specials page, along with the 100+ Sigma lenses (some require coupon code BHWPPI18 for the discount).

Dell P2715Q 27″ Ultra HD 4K Monitor for $399 w/free S&H

Among the headliners of the Computer sales at the B&H WPPI 2018 sale is the new condition Dell P2715Q 27″ Ultra HD 4K Monitor for $399 with free expedited shipping but that’s not all. If you like multi-monitor set-ups or having the same monitor for consistency, this has a “Quantity Discount”. If you buy four or more, you pay $390 each, or nine or more you pay $385 each. The volume discount happens automatically in the shopping cart, no coupon needed. The monitor has nearly 200 customer reviews at B&H with over 4 stars out of 5 (they don’t list the exact number).

Speaking of computery things, the new condition Apple 27″ iMac Pro with Retina 5K Display (Late 2017) is on sale for $4499 with free expedited shipping (the fourth one in the list).

Sigma 85mm f1.4 with FREE Sigma USB Dock for $999 [C/N/Si]

Prime time of the f1.4 kind! The new condition Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG HSM ART prime lens is now getting a free USB Sigma Dock at Adorama while still selling for $999 with free expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma DSLR systems.

Tripods at WPPI: Vanguard 233AGH w/PGBH for $60, Etc

35 tripods from multiple brands are participating in the B&H WPPI 2018 sales. I can’t post them all individually, here’s some of them:

+ Vanguard ESPOD CA 233AGH Aluminum-Alloy Tripod Kit with GH-30 Pistol Grip Ball Head for $60

+ Manfrotto 190Go! Aluminum Tripod Kit with Ball Head for $200

+ Manfrotto Befree Live Video Tripod Kit with Case for $190 (two options; one is with twist leg locks)

+ Magnus VT-4000 Tripod System with Fluid Head for $129 and other options

There’s also tripod action at the Adorama WPPI 2018 specials including the following two for $80 with free shipping each:

+ 3Pod V3AH Video Tripod System Anodized Aluminum with 2-way Fluid Head & Quick-Release Plate

+ 3Pod Orbit 4-Section Carbon Fiber Handheld Monopod Stick for DSLR Photo & Video,Sports Cameras, Fluid Base Tripod Legs with Bag. 65″

Pre-order new Canon M50 Mirrorless cameras (four official kits)

Priced in-between the Canon M5 and the M6 [see Mirrorless Price Chart], the brand new Canon M50 was revealed yesterday with three different kits:

+ M50 body only for $779 in black or white
+ M50 with 15-45 for $899 in black
+ M50 with 15-45 and 55-200 for $1249 in black

These kits are now available for pre-ordering at Adorama and B&H Photo.

The new camera has been added to the New Cameras of 2018 where it has increased the Mirrorless lead over DSLRs in 2018 to 6-1.

Pre-order new Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 DG HSM ART for $1300

Sigma revealed their all new Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 DG HSM ART zoom lens in early February for the Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR systems but they did not reveal a price. Now the lens is available for pre-ordering and for that you have to reveal a price, and the price was not a sticker shock (compared to Canon and Nikon f2.8 pro zooms), $1300 and available for pre-ordering at Adorama and B&H Photo. There is no specific release date yet.