Archives for July 15, 2019

Rokinon 135mm f2.8 ED UMC for $340 [Fuji X] or $369 [Sony E, A]

The Prime Festivities continue with more …prime lens action, this time they are offering the new condition Rokinon 135mm f2 ED UMC teleprime for $340~ in the Fuji X system and $369~ in the Sony A and Sony E systems. As of 3:42pm ET, the Fuji X is 20% claimed and the Sony E is 28% claimed… The lightning deal is scheduled to end at 6:50pm ET… This too is for Prime members only…

KEH Camera: 20% off select Prime Lenses w/coupon [10% off most other Lenses]

UPDATE: non-Amazon and non-Prime readers are getting bombarded with Prime-only deals, so to sooth the pain, I am re-prioritizing this two-day KEH Camera prime lens coupon that is good for all shoppers, not just Prime members 🙂

KEH Camera is jumping on the “Prime Day” party with a “Prime” deal of its own. You know where this is heading right? SPOILERS in the next paragraph if you want to guess before I spoil it 😉

Good until Tuesday 7/16/19 at 11:59pm eastern time, coupon code LNS7A gets you the following discounts:

+ 20% off on the Featured Prime Lenses

+ 10% off on most other Lenses at KEH Camera

+ as usual, restrictions and exclusions apply

Various Pelican and Nanuk cases in Prime Day Lightning Deals

We couldn’t possibly go through Prime Day without having a “Bag the Bags” type of a post… And as fate would have it, around this time, there’s a handful of Nanuk and Pelican camera cases making the rounds in the Lightning Deals. You can find them by perusing the 70-odd offerings that are currently available in the Camera and Photo category

Or if you want to cast a wider net, there are over 600 offerings in the Electronics category, of which “Camera and Photo” is typically a subset. Typically because I can’t really test every single listing, so I can’t say with 100% certainty 🙂

And speaking of Prime Day deals, here’s a bundle of potential interest for Googloid fans, the 12.3″ Pixel Slate bundle consists of the Slate (12.3″, 2-in-1, Core m3, 8GB RAM, 64GB storage) bundled with the Pixel Slate keyboard, all together for $700 for Prime members…

Prime Deal: Fotodiox Mount Adapters for various older systems

Good until 3:05pm ET (or earlier if sold out) there is a Prime Day lightning deal on select Fotodiox lens mount adapters for various older camera systems. In addition to the Prime Day discount, some of them have a green clip-on coupon for 20% off that you see on the product page. I don’t know if the coupon discount is compatible with the Gold Box discount.

The 20% off clip-on coupon is for everyone, so you can get some discount even if you are not a Prime member…

Prime Deal: GoPRO HERO5 Black for $150

Good until 2:45pm ET (or earlier if sold out), Prime Members can get the new condition GoPRO HERO5 Black in e-commerce packaging for $150 with free shipping. As of the time of writing, it is 18% claimed…

Some of the other day-long Prime Day 2019 sales that I have yet to mention:

+ new condition 10.5″ iPad PRO with Cellular (previous generation) for $629 to $699 (storage varies from 256GB to 512GB; some colors cost more than others)

+ AiO, Tablets & Laptop sale, 27 options from Acer, Samsung, HP, ASUS, Dell, LG, Lenova, etc

+ Computer Gaming sale with computers and monitors with over 40 options from ASUS, MSI, Razer, Acer, CyberPower, Dell, iBuyPOWER, Corsair and more

+ Chromebook sale with 15 options from Acer, ASUS, Samsung, HP and Lenova with prices ranging from $145 to $600; with the Web bloating and ChromeOS adding features and OS bloat, it is a good idea to go for 4GB RAM, not 2GB RAM for Chromebooks ~ unless the usage plan is strictly uni-tasking with hunt-and-peck typing

Prime Day at Amazon Germany Part II: Canon Cameras, Wacom, Epson Printers, Etc

Earlier today, I posted Part #1 of the Amazon Germany Prime Day round-up. In this post, we have Part II, more interesting things in the Prime Day Gold Box that I had not previously posted:

+ Canon RP body with 35mm f1.8 RF Macro IS STM lens and Adapter for 1670 euro
+ Canon RP body for 1250, with 24-105/4L IS RF and adapter for 2095
+ Canon 80D body for 730 euro
+ Canon EOS 250D with kit lens in white for 569
+ Canon 6D with 24-105 IS STM for 1670
+ Canon M50 w/kit lens for 525, two lens kit (macro, not 2nd zoom) for 629

+ LOTS of Canon lenses, too many to list here individually (eleven of them)

+ Canon G7X II for 450, G9X II for 300 to 325 euro
+ some video camcorders too

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Prime Deal: $50 iTunes Gift Card for $40 [ends 7pm ET]

Good until 7pm ET on Monday or earlier if sold out, also part of the Prime Day 2019 party, you can pay $40 and get a $50 iTunes gift card. This is a plastic gift card delivered by mail. It is 15% claimed as of 8:44am ET. Of interest especially if you like to buy camera and photography apps in the App Store, rent/buy photography-related docs/videos/movies and e-books and such. And of course anything else you want from iTunes.

This too is restricted to Prime members. But if you want to jump in, you can start a 30-day FRee Prime trial and jump in as many deals as you want right away…

Prime deal: Polaroid Originals OneStep bundles from $98 to $111

I’ve lost track on who owns the Polaroid brand these days but they have a trio camera + film bundles on sale as part of the Prime Day festivities:

+ OneStep 2 VF Summer Blue w/ 600 Two Pack Film Set (1 Color + 1 B&W) for $98~

+ OneStep+ White w/Black & White Film for I-Type for $107~

+ OneStep+ White w/ 600 Two Pack Film Set (1 Color + 1 B&W) for $111

Prime Deal: 120pk Fuji Instax Mini value pack for $71

Also restricted to Prime members, a 10% off discount drops the price of this 120pk Fuji Instax Mini value pack from $79 to around $71.

Also during Prime Day, you may see offers in your shopping cart to get an Amazon Chase VISA credit card and/or an Amazon Store credit card. The latest offer I’ve seen is a $60 off instant discount towards your purchase when you apply and approved for the Amazon Store credit card…

Prime Deal: Rokinon 8mm f2.8 UMC fisheye II for $208 [Fuji X, EF-M, Sony E] (ends 12:35pm ET)

Also one of the Lightning Deals of the Prime Day festivities is another new condition …prime lens. It is the Rokinon 8mm F2.8 UMC Fisheye II offered for $208~ for Prime members only in your choice of Fuji X, Canon EF-M and Sony E (APS-C). They are between 11% and 18% claimed as of 8:25am ET. The sale ends 12:35pm ET or earlier for any options that manage to sell out ahead of its designated expiration…

Prime Deal: Rokinon 35mm f1.4 Auto Focus for $441 (FE) [ends 1:30pm ET]

Prime members, grab your e-wallets. Or more specifically your Amazon e-wallets because you have until 1:30pm ET today (or earlier if sold out) to decide whether you want to buy the new condition Rokinon 35mm f1.4 Auto Focus FE lens for the Sony E-system for $441~ with free shipping. This price is for Prime members only. It is 9% claimed as of 8:22am ET so it’s unlikely to sell out…

Best Buy launches “Prime Day” deals too

All aboard the Prime Day express! Best Buy has launched its own Not-So-Prime-Day deals and among the many options they have:

+ DJI Ronin-S essentials for $499, Gimbal for DSLR/mirrornyet for $650
+ National Geographic camera bags
+ various other camera-related accessories
+ DJI Osmo Pocket 4k for $320
+ DJI Osmo action camera for $320
+ Ryze and DJI drones
+ Canon D-Rebel T7i two lens kit with extras for $800
+ Polaroid Originals instant-print cameras
+ Sandisk storage, etc

IF you prefer to shop for these on Amazon, a number of them, where possible, they are usually price-matched, so price-check them on Amazon if you prefer…

The Marathon is far from over, but I will be taking a couple of hours for a sanity break and then into the madness we geaux once again 🙂

Rokinon AF 24mm f2.8 FE for $269

B&H Photo has also launched their own Not-Prime Day sale, and among them they have a prime lens, the new condition Rokinon AF 24mm f/2.8 FE going for $269 with free shipping. This is an Auto Focus lens for the Sony E system. This is a limited time and limited quantity sale that ends Tuesday night OR earlier if the allocated sale units are depleted…

Fuji X-H1 body only for $1200

It’s an interchangeable lens camera offered in the Prime Day deals of 2019! It is the new condition Fuji X-H1 body only going for around $1200 by a trio of recognizable camera sellers through Green Mountain Camera, and The Pixel Collection and Green’s Camera World. These ship directly from the sellers but get Prime-like free shipping [they are not however “fulfilled by Amazon” ~ it is a lesser known Prime Benefit).

Prime Day Instant Cameras and Printers IN-CART discounts: Fuji Instax Mini 26 w/film for $40, HP Toad the Wet Sprocket for $60, Etc

If you don’t feel like diving into the big Amazon Gold Box, this is a pre-filtered link that shows most of the day-long Camera & Photo Prime Day deals. Of instant camera and instant print action interest they have in-cart discounts for Prime members only. The price you see for these offers is what everyone pays. When you are logged on with a Prime account and add it to the shopping cart, the price will drop in the shopping cart. As usual, it has to be the correct seller (Amazon itself or designated 3rd-party seller)…

+ Fujifilm Instax Mini 26 + Rainbow Film Bundle for $51 minus 20% off = $40~

+ HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer, X7N07A, Print Social Media Photos on 2×3 Sticky-Backed Paper for $60

+ Polaroid Snap Touch Portable Instant Print Digital Camera with LCD Touchscreen Display for $171 minus 30% off in-cart = $120
+ version 2.0 for $180 minus 30% off = $126
+ PRO TIP for Windows users: WIN + R brings us the search box, type “calc” and get the calculator ~ or something like that

Monday: NewEgg launches “Prime Day” deals too

Not wanting to miss the party, NewEgg has just launched totally not Prime Day Monday deals that are good until 11:59pm pacific on Monday 7/15/19. Some of the offers require a promo code (it is shown next to the item) and in order to use that, you must needs be a member of the NewEgg email list. This is a bit of a moot point because you usually give them your email address when you are about to buy something ~ but what do I know ~ marketing works in mysterious ways 🙂

The sale includes the usual assortment of technology (the official theme of the sale is “Fantastic Tech”). Of camera and photo interest:

+ DJI Spark Mini Quadcopter Drone Fly More Combo (Alpine White) for $460
+ Intel i9-9900 KF Coffee Lake 8-core 16-thread for $440 after promo code

Totally not like the Amazon Gold Box, more offers wil unlock at NewEgg throughout the day so stay tuned if you are of the Nuevo Huevo persuasion…

Prime Day 2019 Storage Sales: WD, Sandisk, Seagate, Samsung

Sandisk and their new WD overlords are having their own sale box in the Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals. Among the many items in the Sandisk and WD Storage sale:

+ 128GB Extreme SDXC for $24, 256GB for $48, 64GB for $13.59

+ microSD Ultra: 128GB for $20, 256GB for $30, 400GB for $45, 512GB for $100

+ microSD Extreme: 1TB for $341, 512GB for $136, 256GB for $43

+ various internal and external WD hard drives and some G-Technology “Armor” as well
+ Sandisk SSDs

+ flash drives including the 128GB Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Type A for $15, the 256GB for $30

+ also part of the sale is the new-ish Sandisk iBi Photo Manager thing going for $120

BUT that’s not all. There is a second block with Storage Sales that features various other brands but with similar products as mentioned above. They include:

+ 32GB Samsung microSD EVO Select for $5.50
+ 64GB PNY SDXC Elite Performance for $12
+ 512GB Lexar 633x microSDXC for $52
+ LaCie rugged external hard drives
+ Seagate external and internal hard drives
+ Synology 2-bay NAS for $119, 4-bay for $467
+ flash drives, and more

Prime Day Monday 2019: Mega Round-Up [updated]

And so it begins! Day #1 of the Amazon Prime Day 2019 has began! This is a mega-post that will take about 1-2 hours before it fills up, so I’m posting it as an “update in progress” if you want to follow along with the excitement…

+ lightning deals on select Rokinon lenses – find them under our Lens Deals posts

+ Fuji sales as well: X-H1 body for $1200 by recognizable 3rd-party sellers, Instax Mini 26 camera with film included for $40~, 120pk of Mini paper for $71~
+ Polaroid sales on Originals bundles and Snap Touch printer-type-things

+ it looks like the GoPRO gift card bundle is either sold-out or hasn’t launched yet

+ a BIG storage sale featuring two blocks of offers, one by Sandisk/WD and one by a consortium of storage-related companies

+ Holy Stone drones sale with prices ranging from $75 to $230

+ lots of binoculars and scopes from various brands including Bushnell, Simmons and Tasco


REMINDER: you have to be a Prime member to participate in this madness. If you are not, you are not left out however ~ all you have to do is start a 30-Day Prime FREE Trial and you can start buying right away. Add an entry in your calendar when the 30 days are over, so you can decide whether to let it auto-renew or cancel it manually before the 30 days are over…

EU: Prime Day Monday at Amazon Germany with Sony Camera Sale, Photo Accessories, Storage, Action Cams, Drones, and lots of tech gear [300 separate deals!]

For European Union shoppers, Amazon Germany has already launched their Prime Day 2019 deals with a vast variety of technology and other products, among which:

+ Sony Cybershot camera sale the RX10 III for 968 euro, HX90 compact-zoom for 239 euro, RX 100 IV for 545 euro
+ Sony E-system sale with a6500 body for 949, a6500 two lens kit (18-135, 70-300, both G thangs) for 1585; a7 II w/28-70 for 1085
+ nine E-system lenses starting at 155 for the 50/1.8 FE
+ Sony A-system: a77 II for 739

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Monday: SmallHD, LED Ringlight, LG 24″, Etc

The party has began and with it our Marathon Coverage of Prime Day 2019, a two day affair for Monday and Tuesday July 15-16 in 2019… With mechanical keyboard and MX Anywhere mouse for optimum blogging performance 😉

We begin the Prime Day festivities, with … the B&H daily deals for Monday 7/15/19 🙂 This quartet runs until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ SmallHD 702 Bright On-Camera Monitor for $699

+ Studio Essential Daylight LED Ringlight for $130 to $140 (two options)

+ LG 24BK430H-B 23.8″ 16:9 IPS FreeSync Monitor for $100
+ IPS, HDMI and VGA, 1920 x 1080, 1000:1 Static Contrast, etc

+ Xerox Phaser 3260/DI Monochrome Laser Printer for $60
+ ideal for the Leica Monochrome /sarcasm