Archives for November 2018

Fri: Epson WF-3640 AiO Printer for $80

The Friday deals of the day at the Best Buy website include the new condition Epson WF-3640 AiO Printer going for $80 with free shipping or free store pick-up where available/possible…

Weekend (B&H): Feelworld, GlideCam, Vello, Etc

As usual, the Friday B&H daily deals run for 48 hours, so this group is good until Saturday at 11:59pm ET as follows:

+ feelworld FH7 7-inch IPS LCD on-camera HDMI monitor for $139

+ Vello FlexFrame portable softbox for 8×12″ for $20

+ Glidecam Ultra Shot for $99

+ fabric rain cover for $30

+ a couple of budget audio products as well

25% off one item at REI Outlet with coupon

Hello REI commune/hippies! Until 12/2/18, coupon code 25OUTLET gets you 25% off a single item at the REI Outlet store, formerly the REI Garage. Six degrees of separation from photography, especially the outdoors kind. Terms/conditions/restrictions as usual apply.

Coupon for 15% off Bundles at CreativeLIVE

For a limited time, coupon code EXTRA15 gets you 15% off the class bundles offered at Creative LIVE. For this offer, you have to enter the coupon to get the extra 15% off! I do not know the expiration date/time of this coupon.

YMMV $5 off coupon sent by eBay

This is YMMV. Check your eBay emails/messages – there is one offer running around that is a $5 off coupon running until 11/30/18. The coupons sent in the emails are unique codes per customer, they are not general-use coupons, so you must needs look for yours in your messages/emails… Restrictions and limitations apply as usual…

For ideas on what to buy, check the latest eBay Deals and the latest Trending Deals

10% off entire B&N order with coupon

Good until Sunday night, coupon code GIFTING gets you 10% off your order at the Barnes and Noble website. The usual restrictions and limitations apply as usual…

Thur (B&H): Bag the Bags: Lowepro, Think Tank, ONA, Peak, Etc

Thursday is here and until 11:59pm ET, B&H Photo is offering the following in their deals of the day with a “Bag the Bags” theme!

+ five Lowepro options ($20 to $35, including SlingShot 102 AW for $35, and Flipside 300 for $40)

+ five Think Tank options ($10 to $25)

+ five fashion camera bag options ($60 to $150)

+ five laptop bag/case options ($10 to $99)

+ five pro cases for video/tripods ($89 to $230)

+ five drone cases ($70 to $150)

YMMV: 8% to 10% eBay Bonus Bucks on $25+

If you are participating in the eBay Bucks [reward program], check your emails or eBay Messages. You may have been invited for a new bonus bucks promotion that gets you 8% back in eBay Bucks with a $25+ minimum purchase amount required… If you use the official eBay app, you get 10% instead of 8%… Terms and conditions and exclusions apply as usual…

You must first activate the offer using the links in the eBay email/message before you can earn the bonus. Promotion ends 11/28/18 at 11:59pm pacific time…

For ideas on what to buy, check the latest eBay Deals and the latest Trending Deals

10 classes for $10 each at CreativeLIVE

For a limited time, CreativeLIVE is offering 10 classes for $10 each. The price you see is the price you pay, there is no coupon code to enter. When the sale ends, the price you see will be higher. Topics include portraits, photo restoration, lighting/posing large groups, maternity, an Art Wolfe classes, communication improvement, social media and more!

Wedn (B&H): ReiKan, GenusTech, Lens Shade, Etc

After Cyber Monday we have Cider Tuesday and after that, today is Spider Wednesday and with it a new round of B&H Photo daily deals as follows=:

+ ReiKan FoCal PRO lens calibrator for $90

+ GENUSTECH 77mm Variable Neutral Density and Circular Polarizer Filter for $90, 82mm for $100

+ FLEX LENS SHADE for $38~

+ also Sony digital recorder, Poplsen headphones, powerbanks, DJ controller

Tue: KODAK SCANZA Digital Film & Slide Scanner for $120

The Cider Tuesday daily deals at the Amazon USA Gold Box include one camera and photo item, the new condition KODAK SCANZA Digital Film & Slide Scanner for $120 with free shipping, sold by DB ROTH and fulfilled by Amazon.

Nat Geo store Cyber sale continues until Tuesday nite

The National Geographic store Cyber Monday sale has been extended until Tuesday night. No coupon code to enter ~ the price you see is the price you pay.

Tue (B&H): Eneloop, E-Image, Etc [also Tamron 150-600 (N) ends 9am ET]

Cyber Monday is over and Tuesday is here. But Tuesday doesn’t have a cutesy name, so I proclaim it “Cider Tuesday” 😉 Good until 11:59pm ET on Tuesday at the B&H Photo daily deals:

+ ends 9am ET flash deal: Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 SP Di VC USD for $799 in Nikon only
+ Canon EF and Sonya (Sony A) is $899
+ this is indeed Tamron, not Tokina [I often get them confused]

+ loopy for Eneloop – the Eneloop CC55 Quick Charger Kit for $35: 4-slot charger, 9 AA, 4 AAA

+ E-Image 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod with GH03 Head for $159

+ CamRanger mini wireless transmitter for $150

+ audio-related products from Marantz, Auray and Sennheier

Last Call: 20% off Olympus Outlet w/coupon

Good until 11:59pm ET on Cyber Monday, the Olympus Outlet store [CORRECteD LINK] is offering 20% off when you enter coupon code CYBERSAVINGS over there. This is only on reconditioned/refurbished items which is what their Outlet store has. The Olympus store offers a 90-day Olympus USA warranty on the reconditioned products they sell. Free shipping with orders of $50+. They are not famous for fast shipping so if you cutting it too short for a date or deadline, keep that in mind…

Last Call: Zeiss 25mm f2 T* Distagon for $799 [Canon EF]

Good until 11:59pm ET on Cyber Monday, B&H Photo is offering the Canon EF edition of the new condition ZEISS Distagon T* 25mm f/2.0 ZE Lens for $799 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ($32 to be used in future B&H purchases). Only the Canon EF is thusly discounted…

With the same expiration time, for $899 you can get the new condition HP 14″ ZBook x2 G4 Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Mobile Workstation with ZBook x2 Pen. Specs i7-7500U Dual, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB PCIe M.2 SSD, 14″ 3840 x 2160 UWVA IPS Touch, NVIDIA Quadro M620 Graphics Card (2GB), SD reader, Thunderbolt 3, W10 PRO, etc…

B&H Photo 1-Day Apple MacBook PRO computer sale

For Cyber Monday, B&H Photo is running a 1-Day Apple MacBook PRO promotion with a total of 93 listings available. You can use the left hand side of their website to filter them by year, processor, price-range, etc….

Adorama Cyber Monday deals in progress

Adorama is running their Cyber Monday deals with lots of products participating, with jumping off points for further listings in each of the sections at the aforelinked page…

Cyber Monday at Amazon USA

It’s Cyber Monday at the Amazon USA Gold Box but alas no free cider for all 😉 Among the offers:

+ smartphone sales from Samsung, lots of laptops (12 options) and computer monitors (11 options) and computer components/accessories (34 options; strangely Chromebooks are in this grouping)

+ Bose QC25 noise cancelling headphones for $110

+ nearly 500 Kindle e-books on sale; start early because it takes time to sift through 500 ebooks 🙂

+ also Marshall, Insignia, coffee/Kitchen appliances, LEGO, security cameras, sportswear/exercise, Segway, smart home/lighting, UPS, Ninja, laptop bags, 3D Dremel printers, Rosetta stoned, Nuraphone, etc

Dell Early Access Cyber Monday sale

If you are a fan of Dell, they have launched their Cyber Monday Early Access sale featuring the usual assortment of computers, monitors, computer accessories, electronics, and much and more.

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM w/1.4X Converter for $1079

It’s Shiguma time at B&H Photo for Cyber Monday! They are offering the new condition Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM EX DG bundled with the Sigma 1.4X APO converter, all together for $1079 with free shipping in your choice of Canon or Nikon. The Sigma SA option is not participating in this promotion. Is anyone still shooting with the SA system?

Monday: 20% off B&N order with coupon

Cyber Monday has arrived at Barnes and Noble with coupon code CYBER20 getting you 20% off your order until Tuesday at 3am eastern time. The usual exceptions apply.

Mon (B&H): DJI, LG, Dracast, Apple, Etc

The Monday daily deals at B&H Photo have arrived and are running until 11:59pm ET today as follows:

+ ends 6am ET: Hubsan X4 Plus H107P Quadcopter for $16

+ Dracast LED500 Pro Daylight LED Light with V-Mount Battery Plate for $180

+ DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo for $719, Standard for $649

+ LG Computer monitors (three options, $215 to $420)

+ 15.4″ Apple MacBook PROs (four options; $1600 to $3400)

Loaded Cyber Monday at Amazon Germany: C/N/S/Pa/O/R/etc

Cyber Monday has arrived at the Amazon Germany Gold Box with lots of offers including:

+ Sony sale with a7 II w/28-80 for 1205, RX100 IV for 555, 10-18/4 OSS for 628, and a6000 w/18-50 and bluetooth speaker and mini tripod for 498

+ Canon and HP photo printers (21 options; one Epson too)

+ Potpouri of cameras including:
++ Panasonic GX9 with 14-140 for 940
++ Panasonic GX80 w/12-32 for 430, G70 w/14-42 for 430
++ Olympus E-PL8 with 14-42 pancake for 400
++ Ricoh GR II rawsumer for 450
++ Ricoh Theta V 360 for 440
++ GoPRO HERO5 bundle for 269
++ Nikon KeyMission 170 for 159, W300 elementproof for 340, Coolpix A900 for 297
++ Nikon D5300 with 18-105 for 595
++ Canon G7X II for 475
++ Canon 80D with 18-55 for 1006, 200D body for 449

+ all kinds of camera related things
++ eight Canon lenses
++ Fuji instant printers
++ Steiner and Nikon binoculars
++ Sirui monopods and tripods (and Rollei tripods)

+ YI Action Cameras (seven options, 90 to 161 euro)
+ wildlife budget action cameras (six options, 41 to 60)

+ the Beatles discocraphy, Sony headphones, laptops, coffee machines, smartphones, Spiel von Thronen, etc

KEH Cyber Monday coupon $50 off $300+ OR $100 off $600+ OR $200 off $1000+

The KEH Camera Cyber Monday promotion is only good for Monday in the eastern time zone! Using coupon code CYBER11A you can get a discount depending on your order total:

+ orders over $1000, get $200 OFF
+ orders over $600, get $100 OFF
+ orders over $300, get $50 OFF

Since this is a fixed amount and not a percentage, you can optimize the savings by staying close to the three threshold amounts.

Optionally they offer 6-month financing through AFFIRM.

As always, there are exceptions and restrictions. Leica products are NOT eligible. Products in NEW condition are NOT eligible [for obvious reasons]. Items in “Like New” condition are also NOT eligible…

Free shipping on orders of $49+ as usual…

B&H launches Cyber Monday sales

B&H Photo has launched their Cyber Monday sales, which you can browse in ever-scrolling fashion or jump into the categories which further offer options for sub-categories.

Pasted Bin PRO account for $20 [lifetime access]

Good until Cyber Monday night, Pasted Bin is offering PRO Accounts for $20 instead of their regular price of $50. These are lifetime access accounts, not annual subscriptions!

CreativeLIVE: $5 off and 50% off Everything

The Black Friday offer at Creative LIVE was 60% off everything, but now they have a different offer for Cybermonday: everything is 50% off [what you see is what you pay, their server factors in the discount behind the scenes) BUT you can also get $5 off using coupon code CYBERMON. So for classes under $50, $5 off is better than the extra 10% off.

Sun: refurb Canon D-Rebel XS w/18-55 and Extras for $220

Good until Sunday 11:59pm ET, Woot is offering this refurbished Canon D-Rebel XS bundle for $220 with free shipping for Prime members, or flat shipping for everybody else. The bundle includes the DSLR with the 18-55 IS EF-S II lens, two converter lenses, 32GB SD card, camera bag, and lots of trinkety accessories.

Also part of the Woot daily deals is a refurbished Fire and Kindle sale which includes Fire tablets going from $25 to $60 [how tablet prices have fallen!], and a handful of e-book readers as well going from $23 [with or without Touchscreen) to $160 [6-inch Oasis with free 3G). Or the Voyage for $100 if you prefer tactile page-turns [in addition to the touchscreen].

Sunday: NixPlay, RAVpower, Etc

Never fear, Sunday is here and the daily deals at the Amazon USA Gold Box include:

+ modern Nixplay digital picture frames

+ RAVpower powerbanks (including a solar one) and a couple of wireless chargers

+ six pages of Kindle eBook daily deals with famous fiction and non-fiction ebooks

+ also Breveille, STEM toys, etc

Just Mobile Shutter Grip for $25 w/free S&H

In addition to their on-going Black Friday sales, Massdrop is also offering the new condition Just Mobile Shutter Grip for $25 with free US shipping.

It includes a CR2032 battery which promises up to six months of life [YMMV depending on usage, temperature, etc]. This Red Dot design award program works over Bluetooth and supports a variety of smartphones [list at the aforelinked page] as it holds on to the smartphone vertically, not horizontally, giving it more flexibility in the number of phones it can fit.

They will ship in late December 2018 and they come with a 1-year warranty from Just Mobile…

Best Buy Cyber Monday Early Access sale for Rewards members

IF you are a member of the Best Buy rewards program, you can get early access to their Cyber Monday specials. The offers are behind a login wall, and an account participating in their free-to-join Rewards program… I don’t have my login with me so I can’t check…

Sunday (EU): Cameras and Drones sale

There is some modest action at the Sunday Amazon Germany Gold Box with the following offers:

+ Cameras and Drones sale including:
++ Parrot Anafis from 495 to 620 euro
++ Canon M6 with lens for 584
++ Canon SX730 for 241, SX740 superzoom for 318
++ Nikon Coolpix A900 for 297
++ Sony FDR-AX100 4K UltraHD camcorder for 955

+ other sales include Yamaha hifi, HP laptopps smartphones from JVC (!) and ZTE Blade V9, and more

NewEGG launches Cyber Monday sale

You can no longer trust retailer promotions to be able to tell the day of the week. According to NewEgg, today [Sunday] is actually Monday,, because they have launched their Cyber Monday deals with the usual assortment of techie things… If you are fond of refurbished items, there’s also a sale at the certified refurbished NewEGG Outlet

Sun (B&H): Nissin, Sekonic, Feiyu, Leupold, etc

Sunday is here, aka Cyber Monday’s Eve, and with it we have another round of B&H Photo daily deals running unti l1:59pm ET on Saturday as follows:

+ Nissin i400 TTL flash for $100 (five camera system options: C/N/X/m43/E)

+ Feiyu A2000 3-axis gimbal, 2-hand holder for $250

+ Sekonic L-3085-U Flashmate light meter for $159

+ Leupold 10×25 BX-1 Rogue binos for $70

+ also Peak Design, Pioneer DAP, flash sale on Nuance Dragon NS 13P

For more action, check the B&H Black/Cyber Monday deals/a> page…

Sat (EU): Six Lenses (five Canons, one Sony)

At the Amazon Germany Gold Box for Saturday, among the other offers you can get:

+ Lens Sale featuring five Canons (three EF, one EF-S, one EF-M) and one Sony (24-240/3.5-6.3 OSS for 759 euro)
+ Canon lenses range from 118 to 538, three primes and two zooms

+ just like Amazon USA, Saturday’s daily deals are subdued in contrast to Black Friday’s

Sat: Pelican Cases, Fuji Instax Share SP-2 printer, etc

The Saturday Amazon Gold Box in the US market is nowhere near as busy as the Black Friday one, today being “Small Business Saturday”, but there are some potentially interesting offerings as follows:

+ Fujifilm INSTAX Share SP-2 Smart Phone Printer for $90

+ Big Pelican Cases sale with 19 options with prices ranging from $8 to $234

+ also Camelbak hydration, $35-ish laptop backpacks, and refurbished V-Moda Crossfade Wireless headphones for $99 each in four different color options; sold by V-Moda and fulfilled by Amazon

Voigtlander Lenses Sale (21 options; Leica M, Sony E, Nikon F)

Voigtlander fans, unite and take over! B&H Photo is running a Voigtlander Instant Savings promotion featuring 21 options, a mix of systems offered, Leica M, Sony E, Nikon F, but not Canon EF 🙂 Prices range from $349 to $949…

Imported Canon 5D IV body only w/1-YR seller W for $1900

The Canon 5D Mark IV body only goes for $2800 with various freebies at authorized Canon dealers such as various at Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo

… but if you are comfortable with imported/grey-market cameras, to the eBay Deals we go where the Deals All Year eBay store is offering the new condition imported/grey-market Canon 5D Mark IV body only for $1900 with free shipping with a 1-year seller warranty (from Deals All Year). Maximum of two cameras per eBay account at the sale price…

Imported Sony a7r III body for $2250

The new condition Sony a7r III body only goes for $2800 at authorized Sony USA dealers such as B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon (with FREE Manfrotto Befree Advanced 4-Section Tripod with Ballhead and a free Joby GorillaPod 5K Stand and a free Lowepro m-Trekker BP 150 Backpack)…

… but if you are comfortable with grey-market/imported camera gear, to the eBay Deals we go where the Department Store NYC eBay store is offering the new condition imported/grey-market Sony a7r III body only for $2250 with free shipping. There is no mention of any warranty included in the listing, so assume there is noen. They offer a 30-day return policy…

Imported Nikon D850 body w/1-YR Seller W for $2430

The new condition Nikon D850 body only at authorized Nikon dealers go for $3500 such as B&H Photo and Amazon and Adorama

… but if you are comfortable with imported/grey-market cameras, to the eBay Deals we go where the 6ave eBay store is offering the new condition imported/grey-market Nikon D850 body only for $2430 with free shipping with a 1-year seller warranty (from 6ave). Maximum of two cameras per eBay account at the sale price…

$50 off CreativeLIVE’s Creator Pass (1-Year Subscription)

For a limited time, coupon code STARTCREATING takes $50 off the price of a 1-year subscription to the CreativeLIVE Creator Pass, dropping it from $300 to $250. This pass gets you 365 days of watching almost every class at CreativeLIVE. Some classes/instructors are excluded per prior terms of their agreements. This is their FAQ page talking about the exclusions… Think of this as a prepaid Netflix-like subscription. Once the 365 days end, you don’t own any of the classes. Of course you still own any classes you had previously purchased individually or as part of a bundle…

Pentax K-1 II with 28-105/3.5-5.6 FA L and D-BG6 Battery Grip and Sling for $1897

The PM edition of our Black Friday continues with a Pentaxian full frame temptation. For a limited time, the Pentax K-1 II bundled with the 28-105mm f3.5-5.6 ED FA L lens sells for the same price as the body only, $1897 with free shipping at Adorama which includes the Pentax D-BG6 battery grip (nice!) and the Pentax DSLR sling bag and a padded strap too.

15% off most things at the Dell website w/coupon

Good until Sunday night, coupon code SAVE15AFF gets you 15% off almost everything at the Dell website. Excluded are any products that are discounted for Black Friday and Cyber Monday and any products/brands that are barred from the use of couponing (eg by the manufacturer or by law).

Pentax K-70 with 18-135 WR with freebies for $797

For a limited time, the Pentax K-70 with the 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 ED AL IF DC WR bundle is discounted to $797 with free shipping with a different set of freebies at B&H Photo (Pentax DSLR sling bag, camera strap, F/Stoppers class) and at Adorama (Corel software, slinger bag, 16GB Lexar, etc) and various at Amazon.

If you don’t need the “with 18-135 kit”, the body only goes for $595 with its own freebies of course.

Canon D-Rebel T6 with 18-55 and 75-300 and Pixma PRO 100 for $299 after $350 MIR

This is a pretty good deal if you need its parts! For a limited time, Adorama is offering the Canon D-Rebel T6 two lens kit with Pixma PRO 100 bundle for $299 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card). That’s quite the bundle if you don’t object dealing with the mail-in rebate and the prepaid AMEX gift card. You get:

+ Canon D-Rebel T6 with 18-55 IS II and 75-300/4.5-6 III lenses
+ Pixma PRO 100 printer, and its trusty sidekick, the 50pk of 13×19″ photo paper.

Last Call: Rokinon 24mm f2.8 AutoFocus FE for $299

This is a last call on this deal, the new condition Rokinon 24mm f2.8 autofocus FE lens (Sony E system) is on sale for a limited time for $299 with free shipping at B&H Photo

Amazon Printed Books coupon: $5 off orders of $20+

One of the digital traditions of the Black Friday season is the Amazon Books coupon! This iteration of the promotion runs until 11/25/18 PM and gets you $5 off print book purchases of $20+ sold and shipped by Amazon itself, using coupon code NOVBOOK18. More details at the Terms and Conditions page

25% off USED purchases Borrow Lenses w/coupon

For a limited time, coupon code BLACKFRIDAY18 gets you 25% off on USED camera gear purchases [not rentals] at Borrow Lenses. A total of 333 options are available as of the time of writing. Most of these are rental gear that are sold back to customers for various reasons. Sale ends 11/30/18 [or earlier for any items that sell out]…

Refurb Nikon D7500 with 18-55 and 70-300 [both DX VR] for $900

Things are also hopping at the eBay Deals where the BuyDIG eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7500 two lens kit (18-55, 70-300, both DX VR lenses) for $900 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. Limit up to five per customer at the sale price.

This can serve as a “take pictures with” entry-point into the Nikon APS-C DSLR system for more advanced photographers. As to the lenses, one or both can be sold/traded/gifted if they are not wanted/needed.

Nikon D3500 w/18-55 and 70-300 and extras for $498

One of the high profile Black Friday deals featured in the various BF flyers, leaks and teasers is the Nikon D3500 two lens kit (18-55 DX VR, 70-300 DX non-VR) going for $500 (okay, $498) at authorized dealers, some of which are also bundling it with extras… At Adorama you get a 16GB Lexar, Nikon DSLR value pack, and such… At B&H Photo you get the Nikon DSLR Value pack, an F/Stoppers class [bundled with many products there during the BF/CM season], 16GB Sandisk, etc… At Amazon you get the Nikon DSLR value pack and 5% cashback if paid with a Prime cedit card…

If you don’t need the 70-300 lens, the D3500 w/18-55 DX VR kit goes for $400 at the same dealers mentioned above…