Archives for July 16, 2019

Wednesday: SLR Magic Cine II 50/1.1 (Sony E) for $269, Etc

Wednesday is here, the “Morning After” of Prime Day and B&H Photo is back with a lens in their Daily Deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for any of them that may sellout):

+ SLR Magic Cine II 50mm f/1.1 Lens (Sony E-Mount) for $269
+ did you know that if you take the “y” out of Sony it becomes Soy? #DadJokes ๐Ÿ˜‰

+ Magnus VT-4000 Tripod System with Fluid Head for $110

+ Denon Commander Sport Portable Water-Resistant 120W All-In-One PA System with Wireless Handheld Microphone for $299

+ EzViz BN-1444A2 4-Channel 4MP NVR with 2TB HDD and 4 4MP Outdoor Network Bullet Cameras Kit for $130

Prime Day 2019 is over (except for few leftovers)

Thank you for joining us in this exciting two-day Prime Day 2019 adventure. Almost all the deals are now over, so all the posts you see below mentioning Prime Day are expired… We had a total of 45 posts during the last two days…

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Today we’ll take a look at all the other retailers not named Amazon and there are plenty of pre-orders to get to as a number of new cameras and lenses got announced the last few days…

Used Sony a7 II body for $704, a7 with 28-70 for $734 [Prime]

The 20% off Warehouse Deals promotion has two offers for Sony a7*.* fans as follows:

+ a7 with 28-70mm in “Used – Like New” condition for $734~, while the new condition goes for $998

+ Sony a7 II body only in “Used – Like New” for $704 while the new condition goes for $898

+ these are for Prime members only as part of the Prime Day 2019

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 (Sony E) for $229 [Prime Deal]

I can’t post individually for every single one of the camera and photo lightning deals ~ you can find them over there in the typical Amazon format…ilter

… but when some of them are doing well percentage-claimed wise, I give in and post about them individually. Such is the case for the new condition Rokinon 14mm F2.8 manual focus lens, model FE14M-E, going for $229 with free shipping for PRIME members until 9:25pm ET or earlier if sold out. IT is 27% claimed as of 3:53pm ET.

And starting at 4:30pm ET, there will be lightning deals on some (or may be all) of the Kenko Nyumon filters. The listing has the full range from 37mm to 82mm, but it doesn’t say ahead of time which one(s) will be on sale…

Manfrotto Advanced Active Backpack II for $64 [Prime Deal]

Let’s have another round of “Bag the Bags”! Good until 8:45pm ET, Amazon’s Prime day party is offering the new condition Manfrotto Advanced Active Backpack II, model MB MA-BP-A2, for $64 with free shipping. It is 36% claimed as of 3:47pm ET.

Hidden in the same listing is the new condition Manfrotto Active Shoulder Bag 7, model MB MA-SB-A7, going for $49.

This too is one of the Prime Day Deals, so you have to be a member to buy it ~ or be willing to start a free 30-day trial

10% off refurbished Canon camera gear w/1-year warranty

And now FINALLY a deal that does not require a Prime membership! The official Canon USA Outlet store is offering 10% off instant savings on their refurbished Canon cameras and lenses and other assorted gear. The price you see is the price you pay, there’s no coupon to enter to get the discount. Other promotions may be running in parallel and may be stackable (eg free 2-day expedited shipping).

There have way too many items over there to list individually and live to tell about it ๐Ÿ™‚

Used Panasonic ZS200 superzoom for $469

The new condition Panasonic ZS200 goes for $699 in new condition at authorized dealers but if you are fond of the used cameras, and you are also a Prime member, you can get the black color scheme in “Used – Very Good” condition for $469 by Amazon Warehouse Deals or pay $20 more to get it in “Used – Like New” condition. This is a 15x optical zoom, closer to the travel zoom kind than let’s say those 125x optical zoom cameras ๐Ÿ™‚

Used Fuji X-A5 with 15-45mm XC for $337 [Prime Deals]

Another potentially interesting offer in the Warehouse 20% off promotion that is part of the ever-expanding Prime Day(s) deals…

We go back to X-Landia where the “Used – Like New” (original packaging; not even damaged packaging) Fuji X-A5 with 15-45mm XC goes for $337~ in the brown color scheme with multiple listings by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself ~ look for them as the seller ~ as explained in our earlier post which feels like it was written three days ago (but it was just 8 hours ago) ๐Ÿ™‚

The other two Fuji X-A5 color schemes don’t appear to be participating in the promotion (but I didn’t try it in the shopping cart)…

Used Sony RX100 Mark III for $393 [Prime only]

It’s up to you to sort out the various versions of the Sony RX100 and its competitors, but if you are interested in the RX100 Mark III and you are a Prime member, thanks to the 20% off Warehouse Deals in-cart discount you can get it for $393~ in “Used – Like New” (damaged original packaging) condition by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. Look for them as the seller – that black-green “amazon warehouse” logo in the “Seller Information” column…

BUT if you are not a Prime member, hope is not totally lost ~ over there, KEH Camera is offering it for $429 in “Used – Good” condition and with a 180-day warranty…

Rokinon Prime Day Deals Have Began: 14/2.8 (N) for $236, 12/2 NCS CS (X) for $199, and more to come [Prime members only]

The first of the scheduled Rokinon prime lenses has gone live, it is the new condition Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC manual focus lens with a built-in AE chip for the Nikon system going for $236~ with free shipping. Prime members only. It is 20% claimed as of 10am eastern. It expires at 3:20pm ET or earlier if sold out.

Also gone live is the new condition Rokinon 12mm F2.0 NCS CS in the black color scheme for the Fuji X system going for $199. It is 17% claimed as of 10:09am ET. It expires 3:30pm ET or earlier if sold out.

You can find the rest of the Rokinon primes in the Camera & Photo Lightning Deals or you can see the list of times in our previously posted Coming Up post

Used Fuji X-T20 with 18-55/2.8-4 R OIS for $629 [Prime Deal]

The Warehouse Deals 20% off promotion for Prime members has another Fuji temptation, this time of the X System kind. The Fuji X-T20 with the 18-55 f2.8-4 R OIS lens goes for $899 in new condition at authorized dealers, but PRime members, thanks to the 20% off in-cart discount, can get it for $629 in “Used – Like New” condition (damaged original packaging) by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself

With the Fuji X-T30 being the “latest model”, going for $899 body only and $1299 with the 18-55 lens , it is not unreasonable to go used for the “previous generation” model.

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A/V Prime Deal: Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 Wireless Headphones for $105

This A/V deal showed up while I was perusing the various Prime Day deals. For $105 or $115 you can get the new condition Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 Wireless Headphones depending on color. These are full size. The sale ends at 2:20pm eastern time (or earlier if sold out). They average 4/5 based on over 180 reviews. They are 6% and 4% claimed as of 9:10am eastern…

PS: fear not, the on-sale colors are black and gray. They are not lime green and electric orange with unicorns and spiders and rattlesnakes and Hello Kitty ๐Ÿ˜‰

EU: Nikon Coolpix P1000 superzoom for 777 euro [Prime Deal]

Why couldn’t they call them “euro dollars” to make it easier? ๐Ÿ™‚

This time Amazon Germany “defeats” The Mothership as they are having a Prime deal on the new condition Nikon Coolpix P1000 superzoom for the James Bond approved price of 777 euro. This has “just” a 125x optical zoom lens. And there was a time when there was awe in the camera forums when we got a 12x optical zoom ๐Ÿ™‚

[DEAD?] Waiting List OPEN: Nikon D3400 with 18-55 DX VR for $315 [Prime only]

UPDATE 10:51am ET: it looks like this deal is dead…

UPDATE 9:15am ET: this switches like a Yo-Yo between Waiting List FULL or OPEN. It may continue like this for a while…

UPDATE 9am ET: the Waiting List is now OPEN, so you can join the wait. There’s still no guarantee you will get a shot at it, but if you are gonna be near the internet, you can give it a shot…

As of 8:11am eastern, this is “100% Claimed” and “Waiting List Full” but the offer runs until the end of the day, so if you want to try to play the waiting game, you may get a shot at it. People have 15 minutes to get it once it is in their shopping cart. If they don’t get it, it goes to the next person in the Waiting List. As the 15 minute blocks go by with un-purchased units, more spots open up in the Waiting List. But there’s no guarantee you will get it because they have a finite number of items available for each lightning deal…

With that out of the way, it’s the new condition Nikon D3400 with 18-55 DX VR going for $315. Prime members only as usual…

Used Fuji X100F (Black) for $802 [Prime Deal]

From the blast to the past we now move on to something more modern, also made possible by the Warehouse Deals 20% off promotion for Prime members. The new condition Fuji X100F Big Sensor Prime goes for $1300 at authorized Fuji dealers…

… but IF you are a Prime member and you are willing to go “The Way of the Used”, you can get the black Fuji X100F color scheme in “Used – Very Good” (damaged original packaging) for $802~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. Look for them as the seller in the listings. The other two X100F colors go for less by AWD itself but they don’t show the 20% off discount [I haven’t tested them in the shopping cart to be 100% certain they are not eligible for the discount]…

If you are not a Prime member but are very tempted by this offer, all you have to do is start a 30-day Free Trial and you can buy it within seconds…

Blast from the Past: Used Sony Cybershot P32 for $16 [Prime]

And now our obligatory flashback / blast-from-the-past type of deal, made possible by the previously mentioned 20% off Warehouse Deals in-cart discount for Prime members… We dial way back in the time machine for the “Used – Good” condition Sony Cybershot P32 digital camera dropping from $20~ to $16. This is the sold by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself listing.

Anker Powerbanks: Powercore 13000 for $25 and more [Prime]

And now the time is right for something utilitarian in the Amazon Prime Deals. Everything needs to be recharged these days, even the watches. So here’s a quartet of Anker power banks on sale, three consumer-tier and one more professional:

+ Anker PowerCore 13000 Portable Charger for $25 (two ports, PowerIQ, VoltageBoost)
+ averages 4.6 out of 5 based on nearly 7000 customer reviews

+ Anker PowerCore 10000 PD for $26
+ USB-C, 18W, etc
+ 4.4 out of 5 on 131 customer reviews

+ Anker PowerCore 20100mAh for $31~
+ 4.8A output
+ 4.5 out of 5 on 15,671 customer reviews

+ Anker Powerhouse 200, 200Wh/57600mAh Portable Rechargeable Generator for $240
+ averages 5 out of 5 with 8 customer reviews and 39 answered questions

12-month Creative Cloud Subscription (all tools, not just Photography CC) for $30/month [Prime Deal]

It’s cloud busting time! For Prime members, Amazon-Adobe are DRMing offering this 12-month subscription offer: Adobe Creative Cloud (the whole set of tools, not just the Photography CC) along with 100GB of Cloud for $30 per month. After the 12 months are over, it will auto-renew at the going rate of the time of renewal (so pay attention at renewal time if you don’t want it to auto-renew). The price for non-Prime members is $53/month.

Amazon’s product pages can be quite busy, so I’ve annotated the parts to pay attention to. Sometimes the “Prime deal” is written with smaller print and it can easily get lost in the chaos of the ever-expanding product page:

Yeehao Wide-Angle Camera Type Thing for $101 {ends 12:15pm ET} [Prime Deal]

A second camera is currently live in the Prime Deals. In addition to the previously mentioned Canon SL2 deal, there’s also a lightning deal on a lesser known product, a curiosity of sorts, the new condition YeeHao Wide Angle Camera going for $102, also part of the PRIME deals. It is 70% claimed as of 7am ET and it expires at 12:15pm ET (or earlier if sold out).

IT is the first time I’ve seen this, so I know nothing (Jon Snow) about it. It averages 4.1 out of 5 based on 103 customer reviews with a 81% of them being 5-stars and 14% of them being 1-stars. Gallery picture #2 over there has a diagram of the camera to help you get started with it. The rotating LCD display and the add-on lenses create the illusion of a mirrorless camera to those looking at it for the first time (eg moi) ๐Ÿ™‚

[DEAD?] Canon SL2 Body for $314, with 18-55 STM for $384 [ends 5:30pm ET] {Prime Deal}

UPDATE 9am eastern: it looks like this deal is over. It either sold out or ended. It didn’t have a ticking clock or percentage-claimed like most lightning deals do. It was one of those semi-daily type of deals that usually appear during the holidays and on special events like Prime Day. I will monitor the situation and post an update if it returns…

ORIGINAL POST
A Salt Lake Rebel? That’s what the Canon SL-series stands for? Anyway good until 5:30pm ET on Tuesday (or earlier if sold out) you can get the new condition Canon SL2 body only for $314 in the black color scheme, and in either the black or the white color scheme you can get the new condition Canon SL2 with 18-55 EF-S STM lens for $384…

These was an unannounced deal, as it is often the case when the Gold Box has name-brand and high-value type of products. Otherwise everyone will be sitting on their PC waiting and it will all be gone within 60 seconds ๐Ÿ™‚

These too are part of the Prime Day deals. If you are not a Prime member and you must have it, you can always start a free 30-day Prime Trial and leave a note/alert in your calendar to cancel before the expiration. Although what Amazon is counting on is that you are gonna get hooked on the free 2-day delivery and the music and video streaming services and the ebook reading services and the million (seemingly) other Prime Benefits

NOTE that the SL2 is now the “previous generation” model. The Canon SL3 is the latest model which goes for $550 body only or $650 with the 18-55 lens. Almost twice the price.

Coming Up: Prime Day Lightning Deals including Rokinon wides, DataColor, Bags, Etc

And now time for a planning session! As of the time of writing (4:15am eastern) there are 70+ items scheduled to go live at some point on Tuesday July 16 in 2019 (aka Prime Day II) in the Camera and Photo Lightning Deals [LINK UPDATED to show both ACTIVE and UPCOMING deals]. Here are some of them in order of planned start-time (obviously I can’t post them all):

+ Mountdog umbrella kit
+ Datacolor SpyderLensCal SLC100
+ Yeehao mirrorless-looking but fixed-lens wide-angle camera thing
+ more Pelicans and Nanuks
+ Fotodiox Pro Auto Macro Extension Tube
+ Rokinon 14mm f2.8 IF ED UMC
+ Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS
+ various Celestron binos
+ Rokinon 24mm f1.4
+ Rokinon 14mm f2.8
+ Rokinon 12mm T2.2 Cine
+ Rokinon 85mm T1.5 deClicked
+ Kenko filters
+ Polaroid Zip mobile printer
+ camera bags from Manfrotto, Lowepro, Monoprice, etc
+ more tripods, 3rd-party batteries, assorted lighting gear, and the usual assortment of camera-n-photo accessories you’ve come to know (and love???) from the Amazon Gold Box

Used Sony a6000 body only w/180-day warranty for $299

KEH Camera comes to the rescue once again as it defeats Amazon Warehouse Deals even with the 20% off Prime discount. So this offer is good for everyone, KEH Camera is offering through Amazon Warehouse Deals in “USED – Good” condition (battery & charger included) with a 180-day KEH warranty the Sony A6000 APS-C body only mirrorless camera for $299 with free shipping.

Prime Deal: 20% off select items at Amazon Warehouse Deals

Day #2 of the Prime Day 2019 is upon us and now we have something for fans of USED products! It’s the return of the sale, the one you have all been waiting for!

Amazon Warehouse Deals is offering a 20% off in-cart discount of the current prices of many used items they carry, the ones sold by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. You have to be a Prime member for this discount as well, so if you find any tempting deals, all you have to do is Start a 30-day free trial

Lots of electronics are participating including 31 items in the Camera & Photo category. You have to go the used listings view of a product to see this. Use the filter there on the left-hand side for “Prime” only if there are too many other sellers.

Eligible items show this on their individual listing:

Prime Day at Amazon Germany Part III: Olympus, Fuji, Samyang, Sigma, Tamron and Pentax Lenses, Etc

Prime Day #2 at Amazon Germany has the addition of a number of Cameras and Lenses from various manufacturers including:

+ Olympus E-M10 II two lens kit for 589, with kit lens 479
+ E-M5 II with 12-40 for 1232m
+ Olympus 40-150/4-5.6 R for 139 euro
+ Olympus Tough TG-5 for 356 euro

+ Fuji X-T100 body for 490 euro
+ Fuji XF10 for 380 euro
+ Fuji A5 with kit zoom for 319 euro

+ PEntax 55-300 ED WR for 219
+ Pentax 18-55 AL WR for 149~
+ 35mm f2 FA for 428

+ Tamron 70-300/4-5.6 Di VC USD for 259 to 267
+ Tamron 18-400/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD for 499

+ lots of Samyang and Sigma lenses too, too many to list here individually

+ and some Rollei action cam type things

Tuesday: Corel Video, Axler Hammerhead Follow Focus, Etc

Just like yesterday, we start Day #2 of Prime Day 2019 with the … B&H Photo daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ COREL VideoStudio Ultimate 2019 (Box) for $40

+ AXLER Hammerhead Pro Follow Focus for $199

+ Samson AirLine 77 Fitness Head Worn Wireless Microphone System (Frequency K1: 489.500 MHz) for $180

+ OPTOMA EH500 Data Series DLP 3D Projector for $829