Archives for February 24, 2018

B&H WPPI 2018 Specials start on Sunday at 12:01am ET

The B&H Photo WPPI 2018 Specials will begin on Sunday at 12:01am eastern! I will have more detailed posts after they go live, but it will most likely be Sunday morning (after sunrise), not when they go live on Sunday at 12:01am eastern. So I’m posting this for any of you that may be checking in before me, so you won’t miss out on the excitement the moment they go live.

Pentax K-1 Getting $550 Optional Upgrade with K-1 II Internals

Putting to shame larger camera manufacturers, Pentax announced that existing Pentax K-1 photographers (this is a two year old camera, announced February 2016 [see New Cameras of 2016]) won’t be left behind! They are offering an optional $550 hardware upgrade to the K-1 that will give it the K-1 II internals. The service will be provided by the trusty Precision Camera of Austin::Texas between May 21 and September 30 in 2018. The service won’t be available before or after this date range. Details at the press release which describes the changes as follows (with more details as we get closer to upgrade time):

“The PENTAX K-1’s main circuit board will be replaced to add new functions featured in the new PENTAX K-1 MKII. Additionally the current SR logo on the PENTAX K-1 MKII will be replaced with the new PENTAX K-1 MKII logo.”

Speaking of the upcoming K-1 II, Amazon itself is now accepting pre-orders for $2000 but unlike Adorama and B&H Photo, Amazon does not currently include the Pentax D-BG6 for FREE with pre-orders. Eventually the Amazon AI Bots may wake up and add it but for now, it’s not included.

It will be interesting to see what this upgrade option will do to the used prices of the Pentax K-1, since the Upgrade optional increases the value potential of the camera. However, the four month upgrade window further complicates things since there is a cut-off point. The lowest used price as of the time of writing is $1600 in “Used – Condition 10” at B&H Photo and “Like New Minus” at KEH Camera. Amazon’s own Warehouse Deals (not 3rd-party sellers there) offers it for $1428 but no warranty (KEH offers 180 days, B&H 90 days). Warehouse Deals offers a 30-day satisfaction guarantee only. Mayhaps some Options Trading technology may be needed to figure this one out 🙂

Amazon Warehouse Deals sale up to 25% off

Amazon Warehouse Deals has launched what they call an Annual Savings Event that offers up to 25% off savings on a variety of electronics, including digital cameras (page down to see their box) and 2015 TVs among other products. No coupon is needed. The price you see is the price you pay. There are over 260 listings under Camera and Photo. Unfortunately I cannot price-check all those at the moment, so this is a DIY adventure if interested.

12pk Panasonic Eneloop AA (2000 mah) for $25.49 w/FS

If you go loopy for Eneloops (I have definitely overused this attempt at a joke), the new condition Panasonic Eneloop model BK-3MCCA12FA, a 12-pack of AA size 2000mah (2100 recharge cycle, these two number can get easily confused) are on sale for $25.49 with free shipping by Amazon itself with free shipping for all since it crosses the $25 threshold. You can buy as many as you like. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time unknown. An old fashioned sale or a price match.

DJI Spark Mini + Remote Controller for $349 w/FS

Flying time! The DJI Spark Mini drone is bundled with the DJI Part 4 Remote Controller (goes for $100 on its own), together going for $349 with free shipping at Adorama in all color scheme, and in the green color scheme at B&H Photo (orders accepted again at 7pm eastern tonight).

Refurbished Nikon D7500 Body w/90 W for $900

To the eBay Deals we go where the BuyDIG eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7500 body only for $900 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. Limit up to three per buyer.

The new condition price at authorized Nikon USA dealers is $1250 as you can see at this week’s APS-C dSLR price charts. A number of other Nikon dSLRs are on sale in refurbished condition, you can find them in our previous Nikon DSLR Gear posts

In other eBay action, eBay seller “Card Cash” (98.5%, New Jersey) is offering a $50 preowned Jamba Juice Gift Card for $35.49 with free shipping. This is a physical gift card. It comes with 45 day guarantee. Limit up to five per customer. Higher risk, higher rewards as they say.

Panasonic G9 In-Stock NEW for $1700, USED for $1500

An early bird update of the Stock Status Tracker has good news for fans of the Panasonic G9! The camera is in-stock and shipping in new condition from authorized dealer Samy’s Camera (one unit left per the page over there).

If you are a fan of used, there are two “Used – Demo” condition listings at Adorama for $1500 plus shipping. This is shown under the “Buy for as low as $1499.00 in Used” in small print on their website. I can’t find them by searching their USED department. IF/when they sell out, you will no longer see the used option. Annotated screenshot below:

Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM for $1540

In a longer running Woot Plus Camera sale running until the end of February, Woot is offering the following Canon products:

+ new condition EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III for $80
+ new condition EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens for $160
+ new condition Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM for $1540
+ the D-Rebel T6 is a daily deal

These are new condition, with a 1-year Canon warranty per the listing. Limit up to three per customer on the low cost lenses and limit up to ten on the f2.8 PRO zoom.

Shipping is free for Prime members (must login with Amazon Prime account to connect the free shipping to your Woot account), or $5 flat for non-Prime members.

Print Magazines: Outdoor Pho for $5/yr; DP PRO for $8/yr

It is the “default sale” this weekend at Discount Mags with the following two print photography magazines delivered to US addresses running until Monday night:

+ Outdoor Photographer for $5 per year
+ Digital Photo PRO for $7 per year
+ various “six degrees of separation” magazines
+ no autorenewals

(ENDED) Sunday: BOWENS XMT500 2-Light Battery-Powered Flash Kit for $1599, Think Tank, Rain Cover

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

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(ENDED) Sun Daily Deals: $20 Mini Parrot, Curved Samsung, Etc

Sunday is over and so are its daily deals…

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(ENDED) Live-Tweeted the Nokia and Samsung MWC Press Conferences

These events ended but you can find them archived on YouTube if interested (just search for the relevant keywords, Nokia MWC 2018, etc)…

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(ENDED) Heads Up: Woot-OFF coming on Tuesday

This is an older alert…

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(ENDED) Sunday: 15% off Monoprice coupon (no minimum)

This coupon expired… IF you are looking to make a smaller Monoprice purchase, Sunday is the day, coupon code 15STOCK is 15% off many things at the Monoprice website. No minimum purchase amount needed. Some exclusions apply. You can test the coupon and get a S&H estimate in their shopping cart without creating an account.

(ENDED) 10% off select C/N at KEH, Monoprice, Etc

Sunday is over…

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