Archives for November 5, 2018

Starts 12pm ET: Crappy Light (HA!) photography class

They certainly picked the day for a “Crappy” theme 🙂 The Tuesday round of CreativeLIVE ON-AIR classes that starts up at 12pm eastern as usual [their studio is in Seattle, they exist in the Pacific time zone] is headlined by the “Conquering Crappy Light” classes with Lindsay Adler and Erik Valind. Two of the other classes are of general creative interest: buildling a creative’s blog and becoming a working artist. I am assuming the “making money with music” class targets record labels ^_^

Tue (B&H): Lume Cube, Benro Tripods, Etc

It is Tuesday in the B&H Photo Daily Deals and you decide among these options:

+ LUME CUBE Professionals’ Pack for $150

+ BENRO Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit with BV8H Head (75mm) for $399
+ with BV10H head instead for $499

+ Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ 70mm f/13 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope for $70

+ Lorex security DVR set for $250

UPDATE: in other daily deals action, Woot is offering 1TB Seagate external HDDs bundled with a 1TB Amazon Cloud (only for one year) for $40 with free shipping for Prime members. NOTE however that this averages 3 out of 5 based on 79 customer reviews, so be sure to read up on it if you are not already familiar…

Save up to 20% on BorrowRentals Gear Rentals

BorrowRentals is having another limited time coupon promotion for the rental of camera gear. I’m saying this because they also sell some of the rental gear. This coupon only works on gear rentals, not purchases. Their promo explains it much better with one picture than I could in words, so here’s the annotated screenshot with all the revenant info…

AdoramaPIX “Buy More, Save More” print offers

For a limited time, AdoramaPIX has a “buy more, save more” coupon promotion! Your order total determines your discount and it can be up to $30 off. You can find the coupons in the annotated screenshot below:

Imported Canon M50 with 15-45mm for $490

Back to the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller [and camera importer] 6ave of the East Coast is offering the new condition grey-market Canon M50 with 15-45mm in the black color scheme for $490 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from 6ave… In new condition at authorized dealers, this kit goes for $700, eg Adorama

PSA: the Flickr 1TB Tragedy has Jan and Feb 2019 deadlines

After languishing among the Yahoo wahoos, Flickr was sold to Smugmug. As part of this “digesting” of the service, Smugmug decided to do away with the free 1TB plan. Users who want to keep all their photos on the 1TB free plan must upgrade to a PRO plan by January 8 in 2019.

People who do not upgrade to a PRO plan by then will only keep their 1000 most recent photographs. So start processing/downloading/saving now if you don’t plan on upgrading to a PRO plan! If you don’t adjust your account yourself (if you have over 1000 photos), starting February 5 in 2019 flickr-Smugmug will begin deleting your older photos until your account is at 1000 or less [STANNIS: Fewer!]…

To make the PRO plan more tempting, they are adding some features (eg unlimited) and they are also offering a one year 30% off discount for the 1st year of PRO for the “Free 1TB” plans.

Details and discussion via Techmeme and official takes on the changes in multiple posts at the official flickr blog

Holiday Season: Free shipping at Amazon for non-Prime members for orders under $25

Shipping fees are the bane of an online shoppers’ existence! From now until the Christmas-delivery shipping deadline, if you are not a Prime member, you get free shipping at the Amazon website for orders under $25.

A couple of things to note. This will be the same free slow shipping that they previously offered for orders over $25. “Slow shipping” is not always slow ~ depending on each order’s situation.

The second thing to note is that this offer only applies to products sold and shipped by Amazon and products fulfilled by Amazon. Amazon physically and logistically controls the shipping for these two types, and they are the majority of listings over there. However, products that ship directly from 3rd-party sellers will still have a shipping fee as usual [Prime members pay this fee too except for a few rare occasions where they get Prime-like shipping – a lesser known Prime benefit]…

Speaking of Amazon, they are offering the new condition Acer Spin 5 SP515-51GN-83YY for $760 with free shipping. A maximum of TWO per customer at the sale price. This is not a lightning deal but an old fashioned sale. This haas a 15.6″ FHD Touchscreen, 8th Gen i7-8550U, GeForce GTX 1050, 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD, Convertible design, Win 10, etc.

Nikon D750 body with MB-D16 Grip with Extras for $1400 [w/24-120 VR for $1900]

If you were interested in getting the Nikon D750, either in the body only or the 24-120 VR kit, authorized Nikon dealers are bundling with it for FREE the new condition Nikon MB-D16 battery grip. But that’s not all. Some retailers are including on their own additional freebies such as Adorama (32GB Extreme, Corel software, Lowepro, extra battery, 2% rewards, free Overnight shipping). Meanwhile B&H Photo is including a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO, 2% rewards, extra battery and a shoulder bag… Amazon itself offers the battery grip for free, but as of the time of writing they do not offer additional free accessories BUT you get 5% rewards if you pay with a Prime credit card…

Mon: 25% off orders of $300+ at Monoprice

If you are planning a big Monoprice purchase, Monday is the day, as they have the 25% off orders of $300+ in coupon-eligible items using coupon code DOUGHNUT [yes, old school spelling] at the Monoprice website

More In-Stock Nikon D850 for $3300

In addition to B&H Photo, the Nikon D850 body only is now in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $3300 at Adorama and also by Amazon itself where some of D850 Guides & e-books are also on sale to tempt new owners of the full framer…

Flashpoint XPLOR 600 Monolight w/Built-in Radio (Bowens) for $499

AS part of their Fall Back Sale featuring over 800 items, Adorama is offering the new condition Flashpoint XPLOR 600 HSS TTL Battery-Powered Monolight with Built-in R2 2.4GHz Radio Remote System – Bowens Mount (AD600 TTL) for $499 with free shipping. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout…