Archives for April 2018

Olympus Outlet store refilled [32 items now]

The official Olympus Outlet Store has been refilled! As of the time of writing, the number of offered items have increased to 32! The recent turnaround of items going in and out of stock got my short-term memory confused, so I don’t know which ones are the new additions…

Deal Follow-Up: the $2 Phone Tripod from Jan-2018 still hasn’t shipped

This is a deal follow-up! In late January 2018 there was a $2 doorbuster sale on a mobile/smartphone tripod for $2, sold and shipped by Amazon. As of this recheck, this has not yet shipped and it does not have a shipping estimate. So why hasn’t it shipped even though it’s offered for sale at amazon.com?

That’s because it’s a different seller. The $2 doorbuster was offered by Amazon itself, while the current listing over there is offered by a 3rd-party sellers. Items purchased on Amazon are from an individual, specific seller, so if that seller doesn’t have it, they can’t force other sellers to ship it you and honor their prices [imagine if you sell your camera, you wouldn’t want Amazon to force you to sell it for a crazy price].

I am cancelling my order, so I won’t have any future updates for it. Three months is more than a reasonable time to wait for it 🙂

AmazonBasics Li-Ion Replacement Battery (for Nikon EN-EL5) for $1.43 (up to three per customer)

The falling knife sale continues! As of the time of writing you can get the new condition AmazonBasics Li-Ion Replacement Battery (for Nikon EN-EL5) for $1.43 with free shipping with up to three per customer at the sale price. It is an Add-On item, so you must have a $25+ purchase, otherwise the Amazon shopping cart won’t let you buy it.

B&N Website Coupon: $5 off orders of $30+

Good until Wednesday night, coupon code SPRINGTOIT (translation: SPRING TO IT) gets you $5 off orders of $30+ at the Barnes & Noble website. Exclusions apply to the coupon as usual. Some product types (ebooks, LEGOs, Nooks, gift cards, etc) are excluded from general purpose couponization.

The Clearance section is another place to look for deals. You can drill down the sub-categories or go directly to the Photography Clearance section. There’s also this 30% – 75% off Clearance page.

CreativeLIVE Sale includes $9 iPhone X Class

CreativeLIVE is having a Mystery Monday sale with a handful of classes on sale, with prices ranging from $9 to $30. The $9 class is a short class by Chase Jarvis himself on “iPhone X: The Quick Guide to Great Photos + Video”.

On the free-to-watch front, the CreativeLIVE On-AIR Schedule starting at 12pm ET includes “The Wedding Story: Capture Creative and Authentic” class, a podcasting class (in case you want to start your own photography or camera gear podcast), and a continuation of the long-running “Adobe Lightroom Classic: The Complete Guide” by Ben Willmore.

18% off already discounted print magazines at BDM

A new coupon promotion is running at Best Deal Magazines until 5/7/18. Use coupon code SAVENOW18 to get 18% off printed magazines magazines that in the $4.69 and $5.95 subscription categories. You can find these categories on the left hand side, below the red “Shop Now” section.

The $4.69 category includes among others CNET Magazine and “Digital Photo” and “Digital Photo PRO” and “Outdoor Photographer” and “Popular Science” and more.

The $5.95 category includes among others VideoMaker.

There’s also the usual “six degrees of separation” from photography magazine topics…

Fuji X Instant Savings: Cameras and Lenses

Fuji too has joined the instant savings party with sales on their X-T2, X-T20 X-PRO2, the medium format GFX-50S, various lenses and more. You can find these nicely organized at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Nikon D5600 down to $600, D7200 down to $800

Nikon’s contributions to the new Sunday Instant Savings promotion are a drop in pricing of two of their APS-C dSLRs as follows:

+ Nikon D5600 body only for $600 or $800 in the two lens kit (18-55, 70-300) at B&H Photo and Amazon and Adorama

+ Nikon D7200 body only for $800 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon

New Canon Instant Savings promotions (DSLR, Mirrorless, Lenses, Flashes)

Canon has launched a new round of Instant Savings on DSLRs and mirrorless iL-cameras and lenses and flashes too! You can find them all nicely organized at B&H Photo and Adorama

Free Battery Grip with Canon 5D IV and 6D II DSLR kits

A total of seven Canon DSLR kits for the Canon 5D Mark IV and the 6D Mark II come with a free Canon battery grip, along with other accessories. You can find them all nicely organized at B&H Photo’s website. The free items are included automatically by B&H while this promotion is running. No coupon, no rebate for the free battery grip, just add to cart and proceed to checkout…

(ENDED) Monday: 25% off orders of $300+ at Monoprice

This coupon expired… If it’s Monday, it’s coupon day at the Monoprice website. Spartan coupon code APR30 gets you 25% off orders of $300+ of eligible items. You can test the coupon and get a shipping estimate in the shopping cart without having to create a Monoprice account…

(ENDED) Monday: Pelican Cases and PC Components sale

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(ENDED) Monday (B&H): Rokinon 50/1.4 FE for $500, Reikan FoCal Lens Calibr for $90, Dracast BiC Ringlight for $99

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(ENDED) 12% off Cameras at KEH Camera Coupon Flash Sale!

This 6-hour flash sale ended…

A six hour flash coupon sale is running at KEH Camera until 2pm eastern on Monday 4/30/18. Use coupon code CAM4A to get 12% off cameras over there! As usual, their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for the coupon…

Refurbished Nikon D7500 body w/90D W for $850

Back to the eBay Deals we go, the BuyDIG eBAY sore is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7500 body only for $850 with free shipping. One DSLR per customer at the sale price.

The new condition price at authorized Nikon USA dealers is $1150 at places like Amazon and Adorama

Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-Q Smartphone Gimbal for $89

If you are fond of gold color schemed accessories, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-Q Smartphone Gimbal for $89 with free expedited shipping. The other color schemes go for more…

4×6 or 4×4 Inch Custom Photo Book for $2 after coupon

Another limited time flash sale at Walgreens Photo, coupon code BOOK75 gets you a 4×6 or 4×4 inch photo book (10 to 25 prints) for $1.75 instead of its regular price of $7. Free store pickup. Shipping is extra (unless they are running a free S&H promotion).

Refurbished Yuneec Q500 4K Typhoon Drone RTF w/CGO3 Camera, ST10+ & Steady Grip for $370

Woot with the orders fulfilled by Amazon (this is on the Amazon website) is offering the certified refurbished Yuneec Q500 4K Typhoon Quadcopter Drone RTF w/CGO3 Camera, ST10+ & Steady Grip for $370 with free Prime shipping.

PS: “certified refurbished” is a term Amazon uses for products that are as follows [annotated screenshot below]:

Prime Membership Annual Fees will increase to $119

Amazon keeps adding more and more to the Prime Benefits, but that’s not all. They strategically decided to go BIG with their TV streaming business, making expensive purchases and plans, such as an upcoming Lord of the Rings TV series. So the writing was on the wall that the Prime membership fee would go up.

And it is. Annual Prime membership fees will increase from $99 to $119. Discussion of the news organized nicely by Techmeme.

The $119/year membership fee goes in effect on May 11 for new members, and June 16 for renewals of existing subscriptions. You can cancel your existing subscription before it renews if you don’t want to pay this higher subscription fee.

If you want to get in at the $99 for the first year, as a new or previous Prime member, you can sign up for Prime Membership now for $99.

As far as I can tell, existing Prime members cannot manually renew their subscription ahead of time using the Prime account website. I don’t know if it’s possible to renew it ahead of time by talking/live-chatting to a customer service representative.

2pk ActiveOn CCA11W CX 1080p Wi-Fi Action Cameras for $49

A refill of the longer-running Woot Plus Camera sales includes the addtion of a 2-pack of Activeon CCA11W CX 1080p Wi-Fi Action Cameras for $49. These are open-box condition with a 30-day Woot warranty. You receive TWO of them for $49 total. Shipping is free for Prime members, otherwise it’s the usual $5 flat shipping fee for everything purchased at Woot during the calendar day.

Refurb Detachable Camera Grip for E-M10 (ECG-1) for $27

Another refill of the Olympus Outlet Store brings up in-stock, among other things, the manufacturer refurbished Detachable Camera Grip for E-M10 (ECG-1) for the very specific price of $27.14. Shipping is $5 flat or free with an order of $100+. It is in-stock as of the time of writing.

Rarely Discounted Magazine Sale including five NatGeo options and Consumer Reports

There is a different theme in this weekend’s DiscountMags weekend sale, it is a “rarely discounted magazines sale”, featuring a variety of different National Geographic print magazines, a total of five them, including the main magazine for $19 per year. Also part of the sale is Consumer Reports for $19 per year. Subscription duration options vary per magazine in this sale, as the rarely discounted magazine publishers are more picky about the terms 🙂 Sale ends Monday night as usual.

(ENDED) Sunday: Canon D-Rebel T6i w/18-55 for $550

This expired… One of the Woot daily deals for Sunday is the new condition Canon D-Rebel T6i with 18-55 offered for $550 with a 1-year Canon warranty. Up to three per customer at the sale price. Free shipping for Prime members or $5 flat.

(ENDED) Sun (B&H): Pro Series Hand Grip with UltraPlate 208 for $10 w/FS

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(ENDED) Monday Gold Box: NIX, Altura, Etc

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(ENDED) Sunday Gold Box: NIX, Dolica, Etc

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Ends Mon PM??? Sell Your Own Camera Gear, Get 5% to 10% Bonus with coupon

UPDATE: the KEH website says the coupon expiration date ends 4/30/18. The information I got from the affiliate program says it expires Sat 4/28/18, so YMMV… As of 4/29/18 the promotional banner still shows up on the Kell Sell Your Gear pages

I had been under the impression this promotion expires 4/30/18 but actually it expires on Saturday 4/28/18 at 11:59pm eastern

KEH Camera continues their sell-your-own gear promotion: coupon code SYG04A gets you the following bonus options when you Sell Your Own Gear to KEH Camera:

+ get 5% more if you take payment as cold hard cash (eg check)
+ get 10% more if you take payment in the form of a KEH Camera gift card

So if Fictional Lens 9mm f0.99 IS has a regular buy price of $100, using the coupon SYG04A will get you $105 if you select to be paid for your gear with a check, or $110 if you select to receive a KEH gift card instead of a check.

You can use the Search Box at the Sell Your Own Gear to KEH Camera page to get estimates based on the product condition and what’s included…

2pk of 32GB Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II U3 C10 SDHC for $49.49 with free S&H

For a limited time, B&H Photo is offering the new condition 2-pack of 32GB Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II SDHC Memory Card (Class 10, UHS Speed Class 3) for $49.49 with free expedited shipping… You can buy as many as you like… Offer ends Sunday 4/29/18 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out… For more B&H action, check their Featured Sales

Oben CT-2491 Carbon Fiber Tripod and GH-30 Gimbal Head Kit for $450

For a limited time, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Oben CT-2491 Carbon Fiber Tripod and GH-30 Gimbal Head Kit for $450 with free expedited shipping… For more B&H action, check their Featured Sales

Dell Refurbished Coupons: 50% off $499+, 40% off under $499, 25% off Servers

Good until Monday at 11:59pm central, Dell Refurbished is back with another round of weekend coupons. The coupons can only be used at the “Dell Refurbished” website [formerly Dell Financial Services], and cannot be used on clearance items or combined with other offers. Free US ground shipping…

+ 50% off any Dell item priced $499 & up (excludes Server items) with Coupon code: APRIL$$DEAL

+ 40% off any Dell item priced $498 or less (excludes 7010 models) with. Coupon code: APRIL$$DEAL

+ 25% off any Dell Server with Coupon code: SERVER25DEAL

Litepanels Astra 6X Bi-Color LED Panel + 9.5ft Flashpoint PRO Air Light Stand for $1075

Lighting action now! Adorama’s latest “Snapshot deal” (a limited time flash sale [no pun intended]) is the new condition Litepanels Astra 6X Bi-Color LED Panel bundled with the Flashpoint Pro Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand 9.5′, going together for $1075 with free shipping… Optionally they offer a 12-month financing promotion through the Adorama credit card, on approved credit and all that…

20 Classes for $20 each at CreativeLIVE

CreativeLIVE is back with a new flash sale, 20 Classes for $20 each running for a limited time. Topics include portraiture, and family photography, lighting, location shooting, difficult shooting situations, and more… No coupon is needed for this offer, the sale classes have a $20 price each while this promotion is running…

(ENDED) Saturday: 1-Year Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan for $100 with promo code

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(ENDED) Sat Gold Box: NIX, Dolica, Fuji Instax Mini 8 bundle, Etc

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Refurb Canon 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM w/1-YR W for $190

The new condition of the Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM lens goes for $280 at authorized dealers with freebies (eg Adorama) but if you want to shave $90 off that price, you can get it manufacturer refurbished for $190 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty at the official Canon USA store.

Note however that this lens is part of the Canon Portrait and Travel Two Lens Kit (bundled with the 50/1.8 EF) for $350 in new condition at authorized dealers such as Amazon itself and Adorama (with extras)…

Starts 12pm ET (FREE to Watch): Fundamentals of Pho

Starting at 12pm eastern today (Thursday) at the CreativeLIVE ON-Air are the following free-to-watch classes during the promotional stream window:

+ Fundamentals of Photography
+ two World Premieres (the yellow “LIVE” tag over there) of Adobe In-Design classes
+ continuing of the long-running series, eg Adobe Lightroom Classic
+ and more!

In-Stock Again: Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s Kit for $5500 [one unit]

The early AM update of the Stock Status Tracker also has good news for fans of the official Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s kit! B&H Photo is now out of stock, but there is one unit available for the same price of $5500 at Kenmore Camera’s eBay store.

FREE Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip with Pentax K-1 II purchase

An early AM update of the Stock Status Tracker has good news for Pentax K-1 II hunters! B&H Photo is now offering a FREE Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip with the purchase of the Pentax K-1 II body only for $2000 or with the K1-II with 28-105mm for $2400…

Marantz Camera and other Microphones on sale ($40 to $120)

The Woot-OFF ended (these days they seem to last 24 hours only) and the regular Woots are back to their usual daily deals of computers and drones and such, but if you are looking for camera and other microphones, a handful of Marantz products have been added to the Woot Plus sale which is good for the next three weeks (or earlier if any model sells out). The Marantz microphones range from $40 to $120.

(ENDED) Fri/Sat (B&H): Miggo Stormproof $100, Bolt Cyclone $110, Etc

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(ENDED) 20% off $150+ Monoprice orders until Sat PM

This coupon expired…

Good until Saturday night, the Monoprice website offers coupon SUPER5 ($5 off $25+ orders) or coupon SUPER20 (20% off $150+ orders). The usual terms and conditions apply. You can test the coupon and get a S&H estimate without creating an account. These are some of the featured sale items that are eligible for the coupons…

(ENDED) New eBay Coupon Offer: 20% off $25+ orders [max disco $50]

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JOBY Wrist Strap for $11.48 [limit 3]

From the “there’s only so low they can go” department, the new condition JOBY Wrist Strap for DSLR and mirrorless cameras is on sale for the very specific price of $11.48 with free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order. You can buy up to three per customer at the sale price. They average 4.7 out of 5 based on 430+ customer reviews.

In other “trending” Amazon deals:

+ new condition Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer with Glass Carafe (CF080Z) for $100
+ new condition Bonavita BV1901PW Coffee Brewer for $72

Seek Thermal XR Imager (iOS) for $188

More action on the “Other Cameras” front, the new condition Seek Thermal XR Imager for iOS is on sale for $188 with free shipping, while on the Android front, the Compact model goes for $159…

Free To Watch NOW: Lightroom Classic, Portraits, Etc

Live-streaming right now at the CreativeLIVE ON-Air are the following free-to-watch classes during the promotional stream window:

+ Adobe Lightroom Classic – The Complete Guide with Ben Willmore (a long running series)
+ 28 Days of Portrait Photography with Sue Bryce
+ Powerful Portraits using Body Language and Lighting

Meanwhile today is Day #2 of the previously mentioned free to watch B&H Depth of Field Conference

Force1 F111 Phoenix 720p HD Folding Remote Control RC Drone Quadcopter for $85

The new condition Force1 F111 Phoenix 720p HD Folding Remote Control RC Drone Quadcopter is on sale for $85 with free shipping, sold by a 3rd party seller with the orders fulfilled by Amazon… On the same listing, under “Special offers and product promotions” there are three optional combined purchase discount offers… Multiple different items are on the same listing, so you must needs drill down in the reviews to find the ones for this particular option…

50% off Go-To Classes at CreativeLIVE

CreativeLIVE is back with another sale, this one is 50% off Go-To Classes. The price you see is the price you pay, it does not need a coupon. It includes outdoor photography, creative challenge, the “Art of Seeing”, the business of commercial photography, commercial portraiture, and a few more.

Ends 4/28/18: Sell Your Own Camera Gear, Get 5% to 10% Bonus with coupon

UPDATE: this promotion expires on Saturday 4/28/18 at 11:59pm eastern…

KEH Camera continues their sell-your-own gear promotion: coupon code SYG04A gets you the following bonus options when you Sell Your Own Gear to KEH Camera:

+ get 5% more if you take payment as cold hard cash (eg check)
+ get 10% more if you take payment in the form of a KEH Camera gift card

So if Fictional Lens 9mm f0.99 IS has a regular buy price of $100, using the coupon SYG04A will get you $105 if you select to be paid for your gear with a check, or $110 if you select to receive a KEH gift card instead of a check.

You can use the Search Box at the Sell Your Own Gear to KEH Camera page to get estimates based on the product condition and what’s included…

Various Free Items (Roki or Sigma Lenses or 27″ LG TV or Tascam) bundled with select Sony Sale Cameras

In addition to the current round of Sony Instant Savings that went live on Sunday, BuyDIG is bundling a variety of useful free products as part of their Sony sale. Some cameras get a free Rokinon or Sigma lens, others get a free Tascam recorder, while the a7R II gets a 27″ LG display (!!!). You can find them all nicely organized in a grid over there.

Woot-OFFs In-Progress

It’s Woot-OFF time once again! Woot is running three Woot-OFFs today, of potential photography interest it is the one at Woot Sellout. Also running is at Shirt and Gourmet.

The remaining Woots have their regular daily deals. Of smartphone interest, the Electronics deal are refurbished first generation Google Pixel smartphones (both screen sizes) ranging from $200 to $250 with a 90-day Woot warranty.

As usual, Woot-OFFs run in 24 hour multiples, with 1am eastern being their starting and ending points.

In other daily deals, at the Amazon Gold Box, you can get the new condition Keurig K-Select Coffee Machine bundled with 32 K-Cups of Peet’s Coffee Major Dickason’s blend for $100 [limit 3 bundles per customer].