Archives for March 8, 2018

iKan Sale: Beholder DS2-A for $350, EC1 for $500; VH8 Monitor w/Canon E6 battery plate for $150

In addition of the Zhiyun-Tech sales, B&H Photo is also offering a trio of iKAN limited-time specials, with free shipping as usual:

+ ikan DS2-A Beholder 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Encoders for $350

+ ikan EC1 Beholder 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for $500

+ ikan VH8 8″ Camera Monitor with Canon E6 Battery Plate for $150

Speaking of B&H Photo, they now have in-stock the Sony 13.3″ 16GB DPT-RP1 Digital Paper System for $700 with free expedited shipping with the official Sony cover included for FREE. This is a document reader with editing ability (stylus is included) and 1650 x 2200 e-paper resolution, with 16GB on-board storage (can store up to 10,000 mythical PDF files). This is more for documents, eg research papers, engineering, etc, it is not intended as a fiction reader 🙂 Not that any one can stop you from filling it up with PDF ebooks and reading…

Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for $399 [Crane-M for $369]

B&H Photo has also launched a couple of sales on Zhiyun-Tech stabilizers as follows, with free expedited shipping. These are limited time offers:

+ Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for $399

+ Zhiyun-Tech Crane-M 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for $369

Also part of this round on sales is a wireless (not bluetooth) headphone deal, the Sennheiser RS 160 Digital Wireless Headphones with Transmitter for $100 with free shipping. Up to five pairs per customer at the sale price.

Various PayPal Policy Updates effective April 19

PayPal is updating various Policies with the new changes taking effect on April 19 in 2018. I don’t know if any of the changes are influenced by eBay’s decision to phase out PayPal in the next few years. You can read the whole thing over there. Among the changes:

+ the “Pay After Delivery” option is going away

+ customers with unverified identifying information cannot use their PayPal balance
to make purchases or send money (they can still keep it or transfer it to a bank or debit card)

+ sending money (PayPal balance; not credit/debit) to friends/family outside the US
will have a flat fee of $3 to $5; not a variable percentage rate

+ business accounts who select faster withdrawal to a linked debit card will now pay a 1% flat fee

+ updates to “Unauthorized Transactions” and “Purchase Protection Program”

+ updates to the Privacy Policy

+ various other changes

eBay: 10% off $25+ orders from 202 sellers (up to $100 off)

eBay is back with another coupon promotion, this one with a March Madness theme, coupon code PLAYMAD gets you 10% off orders of $25+ among eligible items of eligible sellers with a maximum discount of $100. The coupon expires on 3/12/18 at 11am eastern time.

A total of 202 sellers are eligible for this promotion, including Anker, aSavings (Focus Camera), BackCountry, Deals All Year, Electronics Express, Overstock, PhotoVideo4Less, Tech Rabbit, VMI, and more.

Over 3700 items are listed under the Camera and Photo category. As usual, eBay has a variety of sellers featuring a variety of products in a variety of conditions and authorized dealer status, so check each listing in detail!

Now shipping: Wacom Intuos Creative Pen Tablets

Wacom has revealed the new Wacom Intuos Creative Pen graphics tablets and they are already in-stock and shipping at various dealers with prices ranging from $80 to $200 depending on size and options. They are available at Adorama (all nicely organized in a single page) and B&H Photo and Amazon itself

Speaking of Wacom, a number of their refurbished Cintiq HD and PRO models are on sale for $100 with coupon SAVE100 at BuyDIG (with a 1-year Wacom warranty).

Planet Earth II 4K/UltraHD Blu-Ray for $30 w/free S&H

If you want to enjoy the photography and cinematography of Planet Earth II with optical physical media (not to mention stay under the ISP’s data cap), the 4K/UltraHD BluRay set of this documentary series is currently on sale for $30 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with up to five sets per customer at the sale price.

If you prefer digital 4K/UltraHD and you are a Prime member, as we mentioned in today’s Trending Five, the digital copy in 4K/UHD goes for $15 for Prime members only

DJI Mavic Air Drone for $720 after coupon

Back to the eBay Deals we go, where coupon code PLAYMAD (a March Madness themed coupon, yes, it’s already that time of the year!) gets you the new condition DJI Mavic Air quad-copter, in the onyx-black color-scheme for $720 with free shipping from eBay seller “Consumer Electronics Cost Savers” (Philly; cheesesteak not included). The coupon is a 10% off orders of $25+ with a maximum discount of $100 this time (it’s usually $50 max discount). The coupon expires 3/12/18.

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Susan Sontag’s “On Photography”

Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day! Our pick to photographically celebrate this day is to read or re-read, parts or in-whole, the photography classic book from 1973, “On Photography” by Susan Sontag. It is also available on Kindle for instant gratification, or if you want to rest your eyes, there is also an Audiobook version (6 hours and change).

We Got An Award! Top 20 Camera Gear blog!

Just in time to be fashionably late for the Oscars, we got an award! This blog is ranked #7 among the “Camera Gear Blogs” at Feedspot. This is the digital version of the award below. I don’t think a hardware version is coming in the mail, but it won’t stop me from checking the mail daily 🙂

Camera Gear Blogs

FREE to Watch (starts 12pm ET): “(HS) Senior Photography”

Another day another round of free-to-stream/watch classes at the CREATIVE LIVE On-AIR free-to-watch classes.Of photography interest, they have the “High School Senior Photography: Break the Mold” class by Blair Philips. The class will be streaming for free for two days, today and tomorrow. Each streaming cycle is 24 hours from 12pm eastern of the starting day. The classes repeat throughout the night, cable-TV style, so you don’t have to catch them during the daytime.

+ MAR-09: High School Senior Photography: Breaking the Mold
+ MAR-12: Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp (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

30% off Dell Docking Stations (Dell Refurb coupon)

Another coupon promotion has been launched at Dell Refurbished, you can get 30% off any Dell Docking Station using coupon code DELLDOCK30. Prices start at $34. Free ground shipping. Cannot be combined with other offers. Expires 3/21/18 at 11:59 PM CST.

The Trending Five: $4 microSD reader, refurb Wacom Cintiq with 1-YR warranty, Etc

The “The Trending Five” is a round-up of some of the hottest current/surviving deals as of the time of writing. This focuses on things that are towards the bottom of the front page and pages #2 and later, since the top of the main page is easier to read/skim/scan. It helps people who are checking in occasionally get a summary of what’s available. I try hard to stick to a maximum of five 🙂

+ AmazonBasics Hiker Camera and Laptop Backpack for $40~ in blue (it was $49 when we posted the deal alert earlier on in the Camera Bags posts

+ Sandisk USB microSD card reader for $4 with free shipping from Verizon Wireless – no contract needed 😉

+ $100 off refurbished Wacom Cintiq HD and PRO graphics tablets with coupon SAVE100 at BuyDIG with a 1-year Wacom warranty
+ you can clip the coupon on the individual product pages, you don’t have to type it in – more details

+ Planet Earth II Ultra HD for $15 at Amazon Instant Video (Prime members only)

+ Generic Canon Lens Cap (replaces E-58 II) for $2.55 with free shipping for Prime members (you can get a $1 digital credit for slow-shipping) or with a $25+ order for Prime members
+ shhhhh! it’s an an Add-On item 🙂

Photography Masterclass: Your Complete Guide to Photography for $20 [Stacksocial]

On the “learnings” side of things, Stacksocial is offering the Photography Masterclass: Your Complete Guide to Photography by “Video School Online” for $20. It consists of 13 hours of content in 175 lessons, outlined in the product description over there. This offer lifetime access via streaming to the class. They offer a 15-day satisfaction guarantee (you get a store credit refund if you don’t like it).

Stacksocial also offers a handful of Pay What You Want bundles, including two general photography bundles, and an Adobe CC bundle, among others.

Tired of stirring your coffee and have extra AAA rechargeables you want to put to work? This self-stirring lens-shaped coffee-mug goes for $13. It saves the disposable stirring sticks or having to wash yet another spoon 😉

NewEgg Warehouse Clearance Sale includes FAR Nero and $170 Moto G5 Plus (32GB)

If you are a fan of the way of the Huevo Nuevo (New Egg), they have just launched a Warehouse Clearance sale with the usual assortment of sales, promo codes (email required for some of them) and mail-in rebates (NERO Standard 2018 is FREE after MIR; Rome NOT included). Computer monitors, laptops, storage, etc.

And if you are looking for a budget sub-$200 smartphone, the new condition unlocked with USA warranty 32GB Moto G5 Plus XT1687 (works with all four major US carriers) goes for $170 with free shipping using promo code EMCSPSPX2 (ends Friday night). Note however that the 32GB model has 2GB RAM, while the more expensive 64GB model has 4GB RAM. It may not be a bad idea as a backup phone or something for a kid or a tech-averse person, or someone who mostly uses a phone for …communicating! With a versatile 2-in-1 type of a tablet/laptop hybrid thing, one can easily off-load tasks from the phone back to those devices; but I’m going on a tangential tangent; more on this at 1001 Noisy Smartphones 😉

Refurbished LG 27″ 5K Ultra Fine LED Monitor for $620

Woot is getting more and more Amazonified, and one of the things they have introduced since their purchase is Best Seller Lists. Currently in the Top 10 is the factory reconditioned LG 27″ 5K Ultra Fine LED Monitor going for $620 with free shipping for Prime or +$5 for non-members. It comes with a 90-day LG warranty. The offer runs for the next two days and charge (it is not a daily deal).

It supports Thunderbolt 3, DCI-P3 99%, Screen Split 2.0, Ambient Light Sensor, 5120 x 2880 pixels, and weighs around 30 pounds.

(ENDED) Friday Daily Deals: Nexus 5X, 6P, BeBop 2

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(ENDED) Friday Gold Box: Dolica, YI Action Cam, Thule, Etc

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(ENDED) eBay Madness until 11pm ET tonight: 20% off items priced $25+ (up to $100 off)

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(ENDED) B&H: Glidecam UltraShot $150, Vello Ringbox Ringflash $50, Joby GripTight for $8

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(ENDED) Dell Refurbished Coupons: 50% off Laptops/Desktops $500+ (40% off $400+; 30% off $300+)

This weekend coupon expired, but new coupons usually come out on Fridays…

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