Starts Friday 12:01am ET: Panasonic GH4 with 12-35mm f2.8 for $1495

If you are not mesmerized by the temptation that is the $2000 Panasonic GH5 [see options at the Stock Status Tracker], then stay up until after Friday 12:01am ET, because that’s when…

… B&H Photo will be offering the Panasonic GH4 with 12-35mm f2.8 for $1495 with free shipping. The price before the sale is $2095, so that’s a pretty nice combined purchase discount for a PRO zoom lens and a previous generation flagship M43rds camera!

The sale price will go live after 12:01am ET on Friday 12/21/17. This is a heads-up so you can deliberate and read reviews for camera and lens and check out samples and such.

Starts Friday 12:01am ET: Panasonic GX85 w/12-32 for $498

This is a heads-up! The sale will go live on Friday at 12:01am ET. The Panasonic GX85 with 12-32mm will drop from its current price of $598 to $498 with free shipping! The heads-up gives you some time to deliberate whether this might be of interest, read reviews and check samples and such.

Tokina 14-20mm f2 PRO DX with $24 Rewards for $599

New promotion has now gone live at B&H Photo, the new condition Tokina 14-20mm f2 PRO DX [CORRECTED LINK] along with $24~ in promotional rewards is offered for $599 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the Nikon and Canon systems.

PS: this blog-post is blog-certified to be Tokina, not Tamron 🙂

New Price Charts: DSLRs vs Mirrorless with APS-C Sensors

The bonus “Price Charts” installment that was promised is here! It is a DSLR vs Mirrorless edition! I merged the data from APS-C DSLRs and APS-C Mirrorless cameras into the APS-C DSLR vs Mirrorless Price Chart. How do they stack up? Are there more DSLRs or Mirrorless cameras in this segment? Try to guess before looking at the spoilers 🙂

You can find all the previous editions in the list below. But wait, there’s more! Since this APS-C comparison turned out to be a fun thing to do, there will be another bonus installment, using the same data set. You can guess what it will be, 35mm Full Frame, DSLR vs Mirrorless. Coming soon to a Noisy blog near you 🙂

JULY 2017 SERIES

+ 35mm FULL FRAME digital cameras
+ APS-C dSLRs
+ Mirrorless Cameras
+ Fixed Lens Cameras
+ APS-C dSLRs vs Mirrorless
+ COMING NEXT: Another NEW Installment using Existing Data

Select CreativeLIVE classes for $19 each [also new FREE-to-Watch Camera “Fast Start” Classes Next Week]

CreativeLIVE is back with another photography class sale. A number of classes in a variety of topics are on sale for $19 each for a limited time only.

But if you prefer not to pay, and you have schedule flexibility, you can watch classes for FREE when they are originally recording online. Check their ON-AIR SCHEDULE for the upcoming schedule. There’s a variety of classes, including a set classes focusing on Posing. On the camera training front, they plan the following camera “Fast Start” classes:

+ July 24: Olympus E-M1 Mark II
+ July 25: Sony a6500
+ July 27: Nikon D5600
+ July 28: Canon D-Rebel T7i
+ July 29: Canon 77D
+ August 11: Canon M5 and M6
+ August 11: Fuji X-T20
+ these will be free to watch while they are recording live or streaming promotionally to attract new potential buyers

Thursday: Ikan Explorer $90, Glidecam, Promise, Etc

The latest B&H Photo Daily Deals continue until 11:59pm ET on Thursday (or earlier if sold out):

+ ikan Explorer Bag for $70
+ for more camera bags, check our earlier Bag the Bags round-up

+ 2TB Promise Technology Apollo Cloud Drive for $135

+ Glidecam Ultra-Shot for $299

+ free shipping for all daily deals
+ for more action, check their Featured Sales

Thursday Lightning Deals: Usual Camera/Photo accessories

There are over 50 items listed in the Camera & Photo lightning deals (old format) or Full Page format (faster to navigate on Desktop) of the Amazon Gold Box. Due to time constraints I cannot create a detailed listing of them all. The usual assortment of LEDs, Tri/Monopods, Action Cams, Bags, Studio/Lighting Kits, and more are running throughout the day.

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM with Extras for $1299

PRO zoom action now! The Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM is bundled with a different set of freebies for $1299 with free expedited shipping at a couple of retailers. The lens is available in the Canon, Nikon and Shiguma SLR systems.

At B&H Photo you get Sigma APO Teleconverter 2x EX DG for Canon EF and 4% promotional rewards. 4% may sound like a small number, but 4% of $1300 is $52~ to use in future B&H purchases. Not a small amount!

At Adorama you get the Sigma 2x EX DG APO Tele-Converter along with the FocusShifter LensShifter Grip Handle, and 77mm Pro-Optic filter kit, Corel software bundle, lens shade, lens pen, and cleaning kit.

DIY Thrifty Lighting: 16ft Daylight White Flexible Light Strip (cuttable/linkable) for $1.63

And now something from the “$5 Gadget” department. This will definitely not replace a professional $lighting$ system, but if you want to do some DIY lightning, this 16.4 ft Daylight White Flexible Light Strip (cuttable/linkable) is on sale for $1.63 at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit up to six units per customer. It averages 4 out of 5 based on 49 customer reviews. There are 300 bright white LEDs in the whole spool. See gallery picture #1 over there.

There is a however a catch, it is an ADD-ON item, so you must needs place a $25+ order in order to buy this. Even buying the maximum of six of these is not enough to get you to $25+ [that’s just under $10].

But fear not, there are some used items we mentioned yesterday that can help you get there, $4 lens adapters, and $11 used camera bag, etc ~ look for them in the Used category. A USED APE CPRO342W Metro Collection Medium Camera Case goes for $10.80, while a Fotodiox T to M43rds adapter goes for under $4.

It is the bizareness of Amazon, sometimes lower prices can make you pay more!

UPDATE: AmazonBasics is another good place to find low priced items to get to $25+. Check their AmazonBasics products. Some items:

+ universal smartphone waterproof pouch for $3.36 [not an ADD-ON, so you can buy this on its own]

+ $8 headphones or or $3.75 earhpones

UPDATE #2 more ideas for items to get you to $25+:

+ Bottle Cleaning Kit for $2.38
+ 72pk of Tetley Green Tea bags for $2.66
+ Calm Your Tits: 40 Hilarious Road Rage Coloring Book for Adults for $4 (not an Add-ON item)
+ Perks of Being a Wallflower DVD with Digital Copy for $4.08
+ Bodum BRAZIL Coffee Maker, French Press Coffee Maker, Black, 34 Ounce for $8.61

Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II with Manfrotto 3-Section Aluminum Tripod for $1749

A man named Frodo decided to start a camera accessories company in the Shire, shortly after the Scouring. Over time, as time often does, his name drifted to Frotto. And so we have the company by the name of Manfrotto. Okay, this is fanfic, not reality…

… but reality is this bundle, the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens is bundled with the Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum 3 Section Tripod with Horizontal Column, together going for $1749 with free shipping at Adorama. This is the same price of the lens on its own, so you are essentially getting the tripod for free.

Domke Journalist Series Chronicle Cordura Camera Bag for $100

Doorbuster time in the camera bags department at Adorama, it is the new condition Domke Journalist Series Chronicle Cordura Camera Bag (holds DSLR, 70-200 Lens, 3 Lenses, Flash) in the Black color scheme, going for $100 with free shipping. The other colors are not on sale, only the black color scheme.

And another camera bag sale, the Think Tank Retrospective 30 Large Shoulder Bag – Leather is on sale for $195 with free expedited shipping.

For more camera bags action, check yesterday’s Bag the Bags round-up and the Camera Bags category.

Pay What You Want Mac Bundle for $16+ [includes PhotoBulk]

Stacksocial is promoting their Pay What You Want Mac Bundle. If you meet or beat the current average price of $16.07+, you will receive all fifteen software titles included. It includes PhotoBulk (as the name suggests, bulk photo editor), Data Rescue 4, CrossOver 16, and more.

PS: if you like the idea of “Pay What You Want” bundles, there are many options available at the Stacksocial website.

PS2: if you like to experiment with a variety of WordPress themes, a couple of the WordPress Themes with lifetime subscription are on sale over there. Caution: playing and tweaking WordPress themes can be addictive 🙂

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary with Extras for $399

An 18-300mm lens is going to be the definition of a compromise, so it’s up to you to decide where you draw the line on convenience and flexibility and such. Which brings us to the Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary on sale for $399 with free shipping and extras depending on retailer. The lens is available in the five surviving SLR systems (Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony A, Sigma SA).

At B&H Photo, you get the Sigma 72mm Protector Filter and 4% promotional rewards (around $16).

At Adorama you get a ProOptic 72mm filter kit, a lens pouch, a lens cap tether, and a cleaning kit.

Refurbished DJI Phantom 3 Professional with 4K Video w/1yr warranty for $569

To the eBay Deals we go where the official DJI eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished DJI Phantom 3 Professional with 4K Video for $569 with free shipping and a one year warranty from DJI. Limit five per customer.

Wednesday: 128GB PNY High Perf SDXC for $44 w/free S&H after coupon

Good until Thursday at 3am ET, NewEgg is offering the 128GB PNY High Performance SDXC memory card, model P-SDXC128U185-GE, for $44 with free shipping after you enter coupon code 071924HR01 over there… This is part of a 24 Hour sale running at NewEgg and expiring at the same time.

Metal Prints Coupons: 6×6 for $11, 10×10 for $28, 16×16 inch for $49

How metal are you? Is Led Zeppelin metal? Do you like metal prints? If yes, AdoramaPIX has new coupon promotion, coupon PXMETAL49 gets you 16×16 inch metal prints for $49 each. Free shipping since orders of $49+ get free shipping.

On the other hand, if you like metal but not that heavy of a metal, they also offer 10×10 inch metal prints for $28 each with coupon code PXMETAL28.

Or if you prefer more of ballad-metal, they have 6×6 inch metal prints for $11 each with coupon code PXMETAL11.

These coupons expire 7/23/17. For more AdoramaPIX and other photo print offers, check the Photo Prints category.

Wednesday Lightning Deals: Usual Camera/Photo accessories

There are 40 items listed in the Camera & Photo lightning deals (old format) or Full Page format (faster to navigate on Desktop) of the Amazon Gold Box. Due to time constraints I cannot create a detailed listing of them all. The usual assortment of LEDs, Tri/Monopods, Action Cams, Bags, Studio/Lighting Kits, and more are running throughout the day.

Free shipping: Chromo LED Light for $15, Selfie Stick for $5 [after coupon]

A coupon sale of random items at All4Cellular (aka A4C) includes a couple of photography items. Use limited time coupon code SUMMER50 to get 50% off the current price of the items shown on that page. After the coupon, the prices are:

+ PureGear Compact Bluetooth Selfie Stick for $5 with free shipping

+ Chromo 60 LED Continuous Light Panel w/ Camera Mount and Filters for $15 with free shipping

Everything at A4C gets free shipping, regardless of price. They ship from the East Coast (NY/NJ). This sale is a random collection of items ~ you did not imagine the horse head mask over there 🙂

Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II with Extras for $268

One of the earlier prime lenses in the world of Panasonic Micro Four Thirds was the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 pancake lens. Since lens, Panasonic’s iHOP released version II, and this lens is on sale for $268 with free shipping at Adorama which also includes these free accessories: Slinger lens pouch, 46mm ProOptic lens filters kit, Corel software bundle, lens wrap (sorry, you have to write your own lens rap song), and cleaning kit.

On the other hand, if you don’t need the extra accessories and software, you can instead get $10.72 promotional rewards at B&H Photo.

Epson SureColor P600 Inkjet Printer for $610 after $150 MIR

Canon is not the only one with photo printers and mail-in rebate technology 🙂 The Epson SureColor P600 Inkjet Printer is going for $610 after a $150 mail-in rebate at B&H Photo and Adorama. There is also a separate $50 trade-in mail-in rebate. I do not know if they are stackable.

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 with Free Paper for $999 after $300 MIR

Beyond the Pixma PRO level, the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printer is bundled with a 25-pack of Canon SG-201 17×22-inch photo paper, together going for $999 with free shipping after a $300 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card) at Adorama and B&H Photo.

3 Legged Thing Albert Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod System with AirHed 360 Ball Head for $340

A new flash sale is up at Adorama, it is the new condition 3 Legged Thing Albert Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod System with AirHed 360 Ball Head for $340 with free shipping. This is a limited time offer (I do not know when it expires exactly).

For more Adorama action, check their:

+ Open Box offers (241 options)
+ Refurbished offers (100 options, many are Nikons)
+ Clearance of USED products (430+ options)
+ Overstock sale (over 7600 options)
+ Rebate Offers (over 350 options)
+ Special Offers (over 3000 options)

Used Fotodiox Lens Mount Adapter (T-mount Screw Lenses to M43rds Cameras) for $4

The name is longer than the price! The Fotodiox Lens Mount Adapter, T-Mount (T / T-2) Screw Mount SLR Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Mirrorless Camera Body is available in many listings in USED condition for $3.87 in “Used – Very Good” condition, and $4.09 in “Used – Like New” condition at Amazon Warehouse Deals, sold by Amazon WD itself. Free 2-day shipping for Prime members (or you can select the “no rush credits” promotion offered at checkout for slower shipping).

This item too is part of the Clearance Bin sale at Amazon Warehouse Deals.

Used Formatt Hitech 86mm Front screw adaptor for 100mm Modular Holder for $8

This is a lottery ticket win but it is also a very “deep cut” type of a product. If you happen to want the Formatt Hitech 86mm Front screw adaptor for 100mm Modular Holder, it’s your day, you can get it in “Used – Very Good” condition for $8.11 at Amazon Warehouse Deals. Free 2-day shipping for Prime members.

Used Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 SP XR Di II VC for $203 (Canon EF) or $252 (Nikon F)

If you are comfortable buying used f2.8 PRO zoom APS-C lenses, the previously mentioned Amazon Warehouse Deals Bargain Bin Clearance includes the Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 SP XR Di II VC lens as follows:

+ the Canon EF mount is available in “Used – Very Good” condition (check each individual listing) for $203 with free shipping

+ the Nikon F mount has only one listing, “Used – Good” condition for $252~ with free shipping

The above two links are filtered so they only show the options sold and shipped by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself (in other words, Amazon proper). If you want to compare prices to the other Amazon Warehouse Deals sellers, here are the two links un-filtered:

+ the Canon EF mount
+ the Nikon F mount

In new condition, these lenses go for $650 at authorized dealers, such as B&H Photo and Adorama.

PS: in Tamron-speak, “Di II” is an APS-C lens, and “VC” is optical image stabilization (VC = vibration correction).

Used Ape Case ACPRO342W Camera Case for $11

That didn’t take long! The previously mentioned Warehouse Deals clearance sale has yielded a used doorbuster of sorts, especially if you are a Prime member or planning a $25+ order: the Ape Case ACPRO342W Metro Collection Medium Camera Case in black is available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $10.80 at Amazon Warehouse Deals. There are five used listings as of the time of writing. I don’t know how many actual used bags are available.

The new condition price of this is $40+. At Amazon, it has six customer reviews with a 3.3 out of 5 average.

For more camera bags, check our new experiment, a day-long running Bag the Bags round-up.

Amazon Warehouse Deals Bargain Bin Clearance

If you like the digital equivalent of digging into the bargain bins to see if you can uncover any treasures, Amazon Warehouse Deals (Aamzon’s USED product sales sub-market) is having a Bargain Bin Clearance sale with over 20,000 items participating. Of those, there are about 100 of them filed under Camera and Photo. To see the used options, click on the small “used” blue links under the picture of each item or on the individual product page.

PS: I will dig into the bargain bin later today and post separate alerts if anything stands out…

Bag The Bags: Tenba, Vanguard, Lowepro, Manfrotto, ThinkTank, PortaLens, Etc [starting at $15 w/free S&H]

I am trying a new experiment today. I will keep adding camera bag promotions to the bottom of the post as I find them throughout the day. This so I don’t fill up the blog with separate camera-bag posts. Here we go (free shipping unless otherwise indicated below)…

+ Manfrotto Stile Collection Bella IV Shoulder Bag in black only for $15 at B&H Photo

+ Lowepro Dashpoint AVC 2 Hard-Shell Case for $18 in black or blue at B&H Photo
+ for action cameras and similarly sized/shaped items

+ Lowepro StreamLine 250 Shoulder Bag for $20 at B&H

+ Tenba Discovery Top Load for $30 in black or khaki color schemes at B&H Photo

+ Ruggard Outrigger 45 Backpack for $32~ at B&H Photo

+ Lowepro Format Backpack 150 (Black) for $40 at B&H Photo

+ Manfrotto Essential DSLR Camera Backpack (Black) for $40 at B&H Photo
+ free shipping with a $49+ order

+ Lowepro Top Loader Pro 70 AW Camera Bag for $40 at B&H

+ Lowepro Fastpack 350 Backpack for $70 at B&H

+ Porta Brace HIP-3LENS Hip-Pack Lens Case for $79 at B&H

+ Vanguard Up-Rise II 46 Photo Backpack for $80 at B&H Photo

+ Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 350 AW for $90 at B&H

+ Lowepro Echelon Brief (Black) for $100 at B&H

+ Lowepro Echelon Attache (Black) for $130 at B&H

+ Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive V1 Backpack for $183 at B&H
+ or $140+ in USED

+ Think Tank Photo Airport TakeOff Rolling Camera Bag for $295 at B&H

+ Lowepro Pro Runner x450 Rolling AW Backpack for $300 at B&H Photo

NEW ADDITIONS WILL APPEAR BELOW

New additions during the day will appear in this section. The section above is the original post and it is sorted by price. The section here will be sorted by the time it was added (latest additions at the very bottom)…

+ used Ape Case ACPRO342W Camera Case for $10.80 at Amazon Warehouse Deals
+ free S&H with $25+ orders for non-Prime (free 2-day S&H for Prime members)

Camera Gear Rental Coupon: 10% to 25% off at BL

BorrowLenses is back with another coupon promotion for gear rentals. This is a “the more you rent, the more you save” type of a promotion, with the discount ranging from 10% to 25% depending on the total rental amount. The Borrow Lenses email describing the promotion is very well-done, self-explanatory, I need not say anything else. I wish all retailers were half as clear and concise in describing their offers 🙂

Imported Nikon D750 Body Only w/1yr seller warranty for $1290

As you may recall from our recent 35mm Full Frame Cameras Price Chart, the Nikon D750 body only goes for $1800 at authorized dealers, which are allowed to bundle it with free items, eg free 1-Year Photographers Cloud at B&H Photo.

But if you want to pay less, and you are comfortable with refurbished, you can get it in refurbished condition with a 90-day warranty for $1399 at B&H Photo.

On the other hand, if you are comfortable with imported/grey-market cameras, then to the eBay Deals we boldly go (where a CBS All Access subscription is not necessary) where eBay seller “6ave” (99.1%, New Jersey) is offering the new condition imported/grey-market Nikon D750 body only for $1290 with free shipping. Limit three per buyer. It comes with a 1-year warranty from the seller “6ave”, not Nikon USA.

As you can see, there are options, and that’s before you factor in the used market. It is good to have options ~ just ask anyone without options 🙂

Pay $85, Get $100 iTunes Gift Card via email [limit 4]

If you live in the iTunes ecosystem and don’t want to wait for better discounts to appear, then to the eBay Deals we go where the PayPal’s official online gift card e-store (aka PayPal Digital Gifts) is offering $100 iTunes email Gift Cards for $85. Free online delivery. Limit up to four per customer during the sale.

Of camera and photo interest, there’s a variety of camera/photo iOS apps, and a variety of photography e-books and camera guides in the iBooks store. Note that iBooks e-books can only be read on Apple hardware, the biggest difference between iBooks and the other major online e-book stores.

Speaking of emailable gift cards, if you are a fan of Staples, PayPal Digital Gifts has a promotion for them too, buy a $100 Staples Gift Card via email and receive a $15 bonus eBay code via email. So you end up with a $100 Staples e-gift card and a $15 eBay promotional e-gift card.

NOTE: PayPal Digital Gifts only sells emailable/digital gift cards, so if you are looking for plastic/physical gift cards and you see PayPal Digital Gifts as the seller, they won’t have them.

Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Sweet 35 Optic for $300 (eight systems)

Lensbabies action! The Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Sweet 35 Optic is on sale for $300 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in eight different camera systems, four SLR (Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony) and four mirrorless (Sony E, M43rds, Fuji X, Samsung NX)… For more action, check the B&H Featured Sales

Prima Photo Big Travel Tripod for $90

Another one of the Featured Sales at B&H Photo is a sale on the silver or red color-schemes of the Prima Photo Big Travel Tripod for $90 with free shipping.

While we are on the topic of tripods, there’s a couple of others on sale as well:

+ Davis & Sanford ProVista 6510 Aluminum Tripod with V10 Fluid Head (65mm Bowl) for $90

+ LED Science Q-08 Professional Ball and Socket Head for $70

Free Teleconverter (your choice of 1.4X or 2X) with Fuji 100-300mm purchase at $1899

Fuji’s serious cameras are known for their primes, but they have zoom lenses too! To further encourage photographers to give their zoom lenses a chance, Fuji is encouraging authorized dealers to include a FREE Fuji teleconverter with the purchase of the Fujifilm XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens. The bundles sell for the same price of $1899 with free shipping.

You can select either the 1.4X Teleconverter or the 2X Teleconverter. At Adorama, you also get a quintet of free accessories: Corel software, 77mm Filter kit, and a trio acessoro-trinkets.

If you don’t want the extra accessories, you can get the lens + teleconverter (of your choice) at B&H Photo for $1899 with free shipping.

Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 PRO DX-II with 4% rewards for $429 [Nikon only]

We have another Tokina lens sale, and again, the sale is restricted to only one of the options. The Nikon F mount version of the Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 PRO DX-II is on sale for a limited time for $430 with free shipping at B&H Photo along with 4% promotional rewards ($17~ to be used in future B&H purchases). Expiration date unknown.

Tokina Cinema 11-16mm T3.0 with $40 rewards for $999 [M43]

If you are a fan of M43rds, Tokina, and video, we have good news for you! The Tokina Cinema 11-16mm T3.0 for Micro Four Thirds is on sale for $999 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (around $40 to be used in future B&H purchases) at B&H Photo. Only the M43rds mount is on sale at this price.

PS: this is certified to be Tokina ~ often confuse Tamron/Tokina in these type pf posts, so this “certification” is to verify that it is indeed Tokina and not Tamron 🙂

Vello Accelerator Lens Adapters for $199 (C or N Lenses to E Cameras)

We have a bit of a mini theme, a trio of lens adapters and converters of sorts. We start with the ones that using magic (or mayhaps science) to offer autofocusing. It is a sale on two Vello Accelerator Lens Adapters for $199 each. These allow you to connect a Nikon F or Canon EF lens to a Sony E-mount camera. Check specs and reviews and forums if you are not familiar with the trade-offs of these. This is a limited time promotion (I do not know when it expires).