Archives for April 3, 2020

$50 off on select 2020 iPad PRO tablets (11″ and 12.9″ options)

We have the first notable discounts on the 2020 iPad PROs! When they were announced, the storage jumps was the usual +$100 but now we have movement on the 256GB front, dropping $50 on the 12.9-inch model, making it $1049 in the “Space Gray” at B&H Photo, while the other color being $1069, while the 128GB options remain at around $999… The 512GB is around $1279, while the 1TB is at $1449 in the “Space Gray”.

If you are interested in the 11-inch 2020 iPad PRO, the 128GB version has dropped just $10~ down to $789, but the “Space Gray” of the 256GB version is down to $849 at B&H Photo, while the other color is at $879. Further up, the 512GB is $1049 only in the “Space Gray”, while the 1TB is $1249 again only in “Space Gray”.

If you are of the Apple persuasion, B&H has a number of other Apple promotions and offerings…

And per the Fairness Doctrine (TM) we must needs mention a competitor, Google has Work from Home Router offers, both their own “Google Wifi” routers and the Nest products…

And for students of all ages learning from home, they have created a new Home Schooling portal with related products and offerings…

Fotopro X-Go Max CF Tripod w/BI-Monopod & BH for $140 [ends Sat 10am ET]

The current Adorama daily deal (ends Saturday 10am ET ~ or earlier if sold out) is the new condition Fotopro X-Go Max 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Built-In Monopod (with FPH-62Q Ball Head, max 26 lbs, 67″ max) going for $140 with free US shipping…

KEH Starter Kit #1: USED Nikon D5100 with 18-55 and Extras and 180-day warranty for $239

We have the first of three USED camera “Starter Kits” offered by KEH Camera. This one is the lowest price one as you are getting an older DSLR (released in 2011) but you are also paying a lot less for a non-entry-level tier APS-C DSLR. It is the USED Nikon D5100 Starter Kit that includes the 18-55mm DX (no VR) lens, battery, charger, 52mm UV filter, camera strap and 16GB memory card along with a 180-day warranty offered by KEH. All this for $239 plus shipping…

Optionally, the starter kits (and many other purchases at KEH) are also offered through an installment plan through Affirm. As always with these type of financing offers, be sure to read the terms and conditions before jumping in, and look at how they figure into your financial planning and such…

KEH Starter Kit #2: USED Nikon D3300 with 18-55 DX VR AF-P and Extras and 180-day warranty for $269

On the other hand, if you want a more recent DSLR body, KEH Camera is also offering a Nikon D3300 centered Starter Kit. The D3300 was released in 2014. It comes with the AF-P 18-55mm X VR lens, battery, charger, 55mm UV filter, camera strap and 16GB memory card. You also get a 180-day warranty from KEH. The price is $269 plus shipping…

Given today’s memory card prices, you may scoff at a 16GB card, but given that this is a “starter kit”, it is a great idea to include a memory card, so a potential buyer or gift recipient can start shooting out of the box without additional purchases. Then one can procure additional memory cards as needed 🙂

KEH Starter Kit #3: USED Sony a6000 with 16-50mm and Extras and 180-day warranty for $379

If you want to get started with a Sony APS-C E-system mirrorless camera kit, want to go the way of the USED, but also get a nice warranty (180 days), KEH Camera has created a Starter Kit centered on the Sony a6000 with 16-50mm for $379 plus shipping. This also includes a battery, charger, camera strap and a 16GB memory card…

NOTE: Starter kits are not eligible for coupons…

Sigma Lens Instant Savings for DSLR and Mirrorless systems (93 options)

If you are a fan of Sigma lenses, their latest round of instant savings promotion are up and running at B&H Photo until 4/30/20 as follows:

+ 73 Lenses for SLR/DSLR systems including Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA and a few Pentax K and Sony A too

+ 20 Lenses for Mirrorless Systems including Sony E, M43rds, Canon EF-M and Leica L too

Apple 21.5″ iMac with Retina 4K Display (Early 2019) for $1099

If you are looking for a 2019 iMac with Retina, good until what was usually Tax Day, you can get the new condition Apple 21.5″ iMac with Retina 4K Display (Early 2019) with free US shipping by B&H Photo…

This has the 3.6 GHz Intel Core i3 Quad processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB 5400rpm, AMD Radeon Pro 555X (2GB GDDR5), with 21.5″ 4096 x 2304 IPS Retina 4K Display, Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, 1-year warranty and such…

Pacific Image Prime Film XEs super edition Film Scanner for $379

It’s the #QuarantineLife these days and if one of your long procrastinated projects is film scanning, well, good for April 2020, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Pacific Image Prime Film XEs super edition Film Scanner for $379 with free US shipping…

FREE classes to stream at CL in the next few days

The weekend is coming, and time for some great indoors adventures for those working Monday to Friday. So how about some free classes streaming? That’s right, it’s the Creative LIVE ON-AIR schedule for the next few days, starting with Friday 4/3/20, with classes starting streaming at 9am pacific and continuing for 24 hours…

Of potential interest (not a comprehensive list):

  • Friday: “The Business of Photography”, “Social Media for Food Photography”, “Power your podcast with storytelling”
  • Saturday: “How to write and publish an ebook”, “Concertina Collage books”, “how to improve your SEO”
  • Sunday: “high volume senior photography business”, Illustrator CC, “fulfilled your creative purpose”
  • Monday: “Experimental Portraiture”, Personal Branding, Etsy 101
  • Tuesday: Mobile photography, branding
  • Wedn: “Music Photography” with Todd Owyoung, Adobe InDesign, “Write a Story”
  • Thursday: “Food photography”
  • Friday: Family Photography, LinkedIn
  • Saturday: home studio, languages
  • Sunday: Final Cut Pro X, online store, design

LG V40 ThinQ, GVM LED kit, Meade Bino, Joby, Tamrac (ends Sat PM)

As usual, the Friday set of B&H daily deals run until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out), giving you more time to decide on the more difficult decisions such as:

+ unlocked LG V40 ThinQ for $330

+ GVM LS-P80S LED Light Kit with Softbox for $129

+ Rogue FlashBender 2 Reflector (XL Pro, Silver) for $34
+ optionally buy it together with a Vello universal softbox with colored gels for $42

+ Meade 10×42 RidgeWay Binocular for $30

+ Joby GripTight PRO Tablet Mount with GorillaPod for $17

+ Tamrac Goblin Accessory Pouch 1.7 for $10 in three color choices

+ Pelican headlamps, four options, $15 to $30

Meanwhile the Adorama daily deal (changes Saturday at 10am ET) is the new condition Aura Frames 9.7″ High Resolution LED Digital Photo Frame for $120 with free US shipping…

And at the Best Buy daily deals for Friday 4/3/20 is the new condition 256GB PNY Elite USB 3.1 Type C flash drive for $45. This is not a dual drive, it only has USB-C (of course there are plenty of adapters for use with full size USB Type A)…