Archives for February 21, 2018

KEH coupon: 10% off select Canon and Nikon items [UPDATED]

It’s coupon time again at KEH Camera with a 4-Day Coupon Promotion running until Sunday 2/25/18 at 11:59pm eastern. The offer is this: use coupon code HOTNC02A to get 10% off select Canon and Nikon camera gear shown at the aforelinked page. Their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what’s eligible.

UPDATE: the offer is now LIVE! Sixteen cameras and lenses are eligible for this 10% off coupon as follows:

+ Canon 5D Mark III, 5D Mark II
+ Canon 6D
+ Canon 7D II, 70D, 60D
+ Nikon D810, D800E, D800
+ Nikon D700, D610
+ Nikon D7100, D5300, D300S
+ Nikon 14-24/2.8 ED IF AF-S
+ Nikon 24-70/2.8 ED IF AF-S
+ see them all at 4-Day Coupon Promotion
+ use coupon code HOTNC02A

In other KEH Camera coupon action

+ ends February 28: free roll of film with $49+ film camera purchase

+ ends March 6: Get 5% Bonus if you Sell Your Own Gear to KEH IF they are in their “Most Wanted List” (almost 400 options)

Pentax K-1 II added to the Stock Status Tracker

Today is the most productive day of 2018 so far blog-wise it seems. I just added the brand new Pentax K-1 II full frame DSLR to the Stock Status Tracker. And since our pre-order post, we have another development, now B&H Photo too is offering a free Pentax D-BG6 battery grip with pre-orders.

I also did some remodeling in the sidebars and menus of both this blog and the Main blog, mainly to add the new Cameras and Lenses of 2018 tracking page, along with the brand new (in progress) Price Charts series.

Canon PIXMA MG2522 All-in-One Inkjet Printer for $20

I mangled up the link of this yesterday, so I am reposting it for people who may have thought it had already expired. The offer is still good as of the time of writing…

It’s the softer side of Walmart! The new condition Canon PIXMA MG2522 All-in-One Inkjet Printer is on sale for $20 in the white color scheme. Limit up to ten printers per customer at the sale price. Free 2-day shipping with orders of $35+ or free store pickup where available/possible. Walmart no longer has a Prime-like service, so everyone gets free 2-day shipping with $35+ orders of eligible items (not everything). This printer is eligible if it is part of a $35+ order (eg two printers). No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout.

New Price Charts post: the APS-C DSLRs!

We continue our mid-February Price Charts series with the publication of the APS-C DSLRs Price Chart. This one did not trigger as many deal posts as did the Full Frame burst mode of posts the previous two days.

If everything goes according to plan, we’ll continue posting one of these per day, in the order they are mentioned below:


+ 35mm Full Frame Price Chart
+ APS-C DSLRs Price Chart
+ Mirrorless Price Chart (coming up)
+ Fixed Lens Cameras Price Chart (coming up)

Pre-order new Pentax K1 II 35mm full frame DSLR for $2000 [with FREE Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip!!!]

If you wish of a 35mm full frame Pentax DSLR but don’t want to pay $2000, the chances of discounts in the next few weeks increased as Pentax has revealed their second generation K1 II! This means that eventually the first generation K1 will do the discounting song and dance.

The new K1 II flagship is available as body only for $2000 and with HD Pentax-D FA L 28-105mm F3.5/5.6 ED for $2400! Pre-orders are accepted as follows:

+ K1 II Body with FREE Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip for $2000 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ K1 II with 28-105mm with FREE Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip for $2400 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ UPDATE: now B&H too offers a free battery grip with pre-order

Finally after almost two months, the DSLRs have “scored a goal”, the K1 II is the first DSLR announced in 2018, and the first 35mm full frame camera of 2018.

Pentax K70 with 18-55 and Extras for $647

While the Pentax K70 body only remains at $600 [versus our November 2017 snapshot], the official K70 with 18-55 “take pictures with” has dropped $50, currently going for $647 with free shipping at Adorama (with free Lowepro 140 bag, 16GB SD, etc) and B&H Photo (no freebies).

Pentax K-3 II Body with Pentax D-BG5 Battery Grip for $829

The Pentax K3 II APS-C DSLR is still alive and kicking. It currently goes for $830 in new condition as the body only. For the same price, Adorama is offering it with a FREE Pentax D-BG5 Battery Grip. The free battery grip is included by Adorama automatically while this promotion is running. You see it mentioned on the product page. With free expedited shipping.

If you have B&H gift cards or promotional rewards, they are close, they are offering the K3 II + Battery Grip combo for $836.50 with free expedited shipping.

Pentax KP with 50mm f1.8 DA for $947

Yesterday we completed the 35mm Full Frame Price Charts write-up. Now the process has began for the APS-C DSLRs version with the price-checking round!

The Pentax KP is down $100 since the November 2017 APS-C price charts and it is getting a handful of free accessories for its new $900 price at Adorama.

But if you don’t want/need the extra accessories or want a “take pictures with” kit, then $947 will get you the black Pentax KP with 50mm f1.8 DA with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. The lens goes for $110+ on its own, so you are essentially getting it for half price.

The silver KP is not eligible for this promotion, but you can purchase it together with four different Pentax lenses for a combined purchase discount. You can see them all at the main Pentax KP listing at B&H Photo.

Panasonic GH5S Body with Useful Freebies for $2500 [two options of bundles]

The Panasonic GH5S body only is steadily in-stock for $2500, so, as expected, the free accessories cycle is in progress. We now have a solid bundle of free accessories for the same price of $2500 offered by Focus Camera thru Amazon (ships from Focus but with Prime-like speed upgrade for Prime members) and by Focus Camera directly. The freebies are:

+ Monoprice Weatherproof Hard Case with Customizable Foam
+ Wasabi Dual Charger with Two Batteries
+ 64GB Sony SDXC UHS-II U3

Then there is another option, this one offered by Beach Camera thru Amazon (ships from Beach but with Prime-like speed upgrade for Prime members) and by BuyDIG directly. The freebies are:

+ 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC
+ Vanguard Aluminum Travel Tripod w/ TBH-50 Ball Head
+ Extra Charger with Two Batteries
+ Traderwind bag

YMMV 6% to 8% eBay Bucks ($25+ minimum purchase)

UPDATE: some people are seeing 8% and 10% instead of 6% to 8%. Check your own eBay account to see which one you may have been offered…

Now coming out via email and eBay messages, is a new eBay Bucks promotion, running until 2/23/18 at 3am eastern. You must manually activate it before you earn the bonus which is 6% eBay Bucks on the website or 8% if you buy using the official eBay apps. There is a $25+ minimum purchase amount required for this iteration. I do not know if every eBay Bucks member gets these offers or the eBay computers do their “targeting thing” (eg nudge people who haven’t shopped in a while to shop, and so forth), thus the YMMV in the post title.

A good place to look for ideas are the eBay Deals along with the Trending Deals (shows only 100 trending deals, less overwhelming to look at than their main deals page). There’s also a dedicated search box there that searches only the Deals, not everything else on eBay.

Another way to look for ideas is our eBay Category posts here…

FREE to Watch Today (World Premieres): Launch Photography Business, Adobe XD, Sony a7r III, Etc

There’s at least three potentially interest streaming free-to-watch online classes at the CreativeLIVE On-AIR Schedule, with two world premieres even:

+ NOW: How to launch a Photography Business (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ NOW: Foundations of Adobe XD (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ NOW: Animal Photography
+ NOW: Sony a7r III Fast Start Class with John Greengo

Coming up in the next few days
+ FEB-24: Photographing pets in the studio (herding cats tutorial?)
+ FEB-26: Alternative Processing in Photography
+ MAR-05: Getting started in lifestyle family photography (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ the above is just a sampling, see them all at the On-AIR Schedule

Imported Nikon D850 w/1-YR Seller Warranty drops to $3200

I just updated the new line-up of the Stock Status Tracker (with the Fuji X-H1 added, the X100F and GH5 removed) and we have a greed price war on the imported Nikon D850 body only front. “Deals All Year” went greedy and skyrocketed their prices from $3240 to $3800, but they just got undercut by another imported, 6ave on eBay is offering the new condition imported grey market with a 1-year seller (not Nikon USA) warranty for $3200 with free shipping, with a maximum of three per customer. The new condition price at authorized Nikon USA dealers is $3300.

PS: if you need a full frame Nikon DSLR now, want the D850 but the waiting is driving you mad, there are some good deals on other refurbished Nikon DSLRs that can keep you going until/unless the D850 becomes available. You won’t lose as much money selling/trading a refurbished DSLR (or you can keep it as a backup).

New Prime Benefit: 5% Cashback with Amazon Prime Chase VISA at Whole Foods

We have another new Prime benefit! This is not as big as the Sunday announcement that Prime members get free standard shipping at Woot (for most items), but if you have the Amazon Prime Chase VISA credit card and shop at Whole Foods (and pay for the order with said credit card), you will now earn 5% rewards. Non-Prime members with the Amazon Chase VISA credit card will earn 3%, the same percentage they earn on regular Amazon purchases. Via Amazon Press Release.

PS: while the 5% cashback on purchases is earned with both the Amazon Chase Prime VISA and the Amazon Prime Store credit card, the 5% at Whole Foods is only earned with the Amazon Chase Prime VISA, presumably because Whole Foods is not set up to take the Store credit card (and the card may not be set up for retail use to begin with; it’s not a physical credit card to begin with).

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