Archives for February 4, 2018

Are you ready for some Lenses? (Sony Lenses)

If you are not ready for some football, are you ready for some lenses? More specifically, Sony lenses? These lenses are part of the latest latest Sony Instant Savings. I am breaking them into three blocks, Prime, Zoom, and Converters/Adapters, sorted by price within each sub-group. I was planning an exhaustive list of all the lenses on sale, but I got exhausted along the way (ha!), so not all lenses that are on sale are listed below.


+ Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens for $198

+ Sony E 16mm f/2.8 with 4% rewards for $223

+ Sony 50mm f1.8 OSS (E) with 4% rewards for $248 in silver or black (but not in Raiders edition)

+ Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro for $253

+ Sony E 20mm f/2.8 with 4% rewards for $323

+ Sony E 35mm f/1.8 OSS Lens for $398

+ Sony FE 28mm f/2 with 4% rewards for $423

+ Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro for $448

+ Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 for $548

+ Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA with 4% rewards for $898

+ Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS with 4% rewards for $998

+ Sony Sonnar T* E 24mm f/1.8 ZA for $998

+ Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA for $1398

+ Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA with 4% rewards for $1498


+ Sony E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS for $273

+ Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS with 4% rewards for $373

+ Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS with 4% rewards for $548

+ Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens with Circular Polarizer Filter Kit for $748

+ Sony E 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS LE for $748

+ Sony E 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS for $798
+ you are not seeing double! the lens above this is “LE”

+ Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS with 4% rewards for $898

+ Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS for $898

+ Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS with 4% rewards for $1098

+ Sony E PZ 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS for $1098
+ this is the third different 18-200 in this sale 🙂

+ Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS for $1098

+ Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS with 4% rewards for $1248

+ Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS with 4 rewards for $1398

+ Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G for $1598

+ Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS for $2398


+ Sony Ultra Wide Converter For SEL16F28 and SEL20F28 for $138

+ Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter for $148

+ Sony VCL-ECF2 Fisheye Converter For SEL16F28 and SEL20F28 for $158

+ Sony 21mm Ultra-Wide Conversion Lens for FE 28mm f/2 for $223

+ Sony 16mm Fisheye Conversion Lens for FE 28mm f/2 for $273

+ Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter with Translucent Mirror Technology for $298


The above links are for B&H Photo. There are too many lenses to also create individual links for other stores, but you can use the search-boxes at Adorama and Amazon itself to find these lenses at those places as well…

ODP/OMX: 1c after Rewards Duracell AA/AAA Alkalines

These promotions are great if you are a frequent shopper at Office Depot / Office Max. The Duracell battery promotion is back, running from Sunday 9/4/18 AM until Saturday night (2/10/18) thanks to the Office Depot Rewards. Good for in-store or online purchases, it is the return once again of the Duracell Battery Rewards. This is the 1-cent after rewards variant of the promotion, one or two 16-packs of single-use Duracell AA or AAA batteries.

The offer is as before, you pay full price in store or at the website, and a few weeks later, the price of the batteries you paid (but not the sales tax), minus a penny, is added to your Office Depot Rewards program. You have to have a rewards account (free to join) and you must enter it in your online account profile if buying online, or show your card or give the cashier your phone number associated with this account if buying at an Office Depot or Max brick and mortar stores.

Amazon Devices On Sale for SuperBowl

Amazon is among the companies paying big bucks for high profile SuperBOWL ads and to go along with their ads, their Gold Box has a sale on various Amazon devices that are Alexa-compatible. You don’t need an Alexa device to buy these, they are devices that run Alexa!

+ Fire TV Stick with Alexa for $35
+ Echo Dot (2nd Generation) for $40
+ Echo (2nd Generation) for $85
+ Echo Spot for $115
+ Echo SHOW for $150
+ 10 inch Fire HD with Alexa for $120
+ various other combo options on each listing above

They also have a couple of Valentine’s gift bundles for their latest generation Kindle Paperwhite e-reader:

+ Kindle Paperwhite Valentine’s Bundle for $147 (Paperwhite e-reader, Leather Cover, Kindle Tote bag; limit one per customer)
+ another Kindle Paperwhite Bundle for $150 but with a Shoulder Travel Bag instead of a Tote bag (limit one per customer)
+ the Shoulder Travel Bag on its own goes for $50, while the Leather Cover goes for $40, and the Paperwhite on its own goes for $100

FREE 8×10″ Walgreens Photo Print w/coupon & Store Pickup

In addition to the previously mentioned coupons, there is also a limited time freebie from Walgreens Photo. Use coupon code VDAYFREE to receive a FREE 8×10 inch photo print. Shipping is $0.99 OR you can select FREE store pickup if you are near a Walgreens B&M store!

New Sony Instant Savings are LIVE: a7 for $800, a7 II for $1100, w/28-70 for $1300, a7r II for $2400, APS-C a-Series, Lenses and More!

A new round of Sony Instant Savings is now up and running at B&H Photo, some of them also get free promotional rewards and/or free accessories. The price you see is the price you pay, no coupons, no rebates.

Among the participating cameras:
+ Sony a7 body for $800
+ Sony a7 II body for $1100
+ Sony a7 II w/28-70 for $1300
+ Sony ar7 II body for $2400
+ various offers on a5000, a5100, a6000, a6300
+ various Sony Lenses and accessories (flashes, battery grips, mount adapters, etc)
+ there is a long list, hit the “Load More” at B&H Photo to see them all.

In parallel, B&H Photo is also running a Sony Trade-IN Promotion. The trade-in promotion will run until 3/31/18. The Trade-IN Bonus will depend on which camera you trade-in, it ranges from $200 to $500 depending on which Sony a-camera you trade-in. The trade-in bonus is in addition to the actual used value of the camera. So if your used camera is worth $400 and it is eligible for the $500 trade-in bonus, you will get $500 towards the purchase of a new eligible Sony camera, and a $400 check for the actual value of your used camera.

REI Garage Handpicked Sale (4 pages of items)

From the “Six Degrees of Separation” department, of potential interest to outdoor and nature photographers, the REI Garage (formerly known as the REI Outlet store) is having a Handpicked Deals sale with a variety of products. There are four pages of sale items.

Walgreens Photo: 50% off 11×14″ Metal Prints, 30% Same-Day Pickup Photo Gifts, Etc

A new weeks is here and so is a new round of coupon offers at Walgreens Photo, running until Saturday 2/10/18 at 11:59pm central time, while other offers are running until 2/17/18, so they can cover the Valentine’s holiday shopping season. The first two coupons below expire 2/10, the rest expire 2/17:

+ coupon VDAYDECOR is 50% off 11×14″ Metal Prints
+ coupon DIMEPRINT gets you 4×6″ prints for 10c each with $100+ orders

+ coupon SENDLUV is 40% off Photo Cards and Stationery
+ coupon HEARTGIFTS is 30% off Valentine’s related photo items and Custom Photo Books
+ coupon HEARTGIFTS is 30% Same-Day Pickup Photo Gifts (of interest for last minute or “emergency” Valentine’s gifts)

(ENDED) Monday: Dot Line EF/S to E-mount Adapter, DRACAST, Lenovo

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

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(ENDED) Tuesday’s Gold Box: YI Action Cams and Stabilizers, Etc

These expired BUT for more Gold Box posts here, follow the Yellow Brick Road of Gold-Box tagged posts

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(ENDED) Monday Gold Box: Zhigun, Anker and their Friends

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(ENDED) Nikon D850 User Auction ends 3:32pm ET [$2950 as of OP]

This auction ended for $2950 with 62 bids placed…

A quick look at the Stock Status Tracker reminded us that today is the last day of the user-listed Nikon D850 body only auction. As of the time of writing (aka OP as in Original Post as in 10:26am ET), the price is $2950 with 62 bids. Shipping is an extra $13~.