New Offer for Nikon D750 kits: FREE MB-D16 Battery Grip, $80 Hiker Backpack and 128GB Samsung EVO microSD

Last night when I posted the Nikon D750 Free Battery Grip promotions, Amazon’s humans, hybrids, and bots were asleep and did not have their own offers running.

But as of this recheck, Amazon created its own bundle, it’s a nice one, you get a FREE $80 AmazonBasics Hiker Camera and Laptop Backpack (link is for reference only; you don’t add it to shopping cart separately), and a 128GB Samsung EVO Select microSD (with matching SD adapter included), along of course with the Nikon MB-D16 Multi Battery Power Pack/Grip for D750.

So the bundles are, the Nikon D750 body only with the MB-D16 battery grip, AB Hiker Backpack and 128GB Samsung EVO microSD for $1500 or the Nikon D750 with 24-120 with the same three freebies for $2000.

All items will be included in the shopping cart automatically and priced accordingly. Amazon finally figured out how to do consumer-friendly bundles 🙂

If you pay with an Amazon Chase Prime VISA credit card, or the Amazon house store credit card, you get 5% back as a statement credit, which is a pretty nice amount considering the price of the cameras, $75 for the body only or $100 for the “with 24-120”.

If you are not a Prime member, but you have the Amazon Chase VISA credit card, you get 3% back as a statement credit, still a solid $45 or $60. Or if you have a Discover credit card, they are running 5% caskback promotions for Q4 of 2017. Note however that the maximum is $1500 per credit card for the quarter (October 1st until December 31st).

I suppose that’s one of the benefits of Amazon having its own brands of products like AmazonBasics, they can bundle them up as they please.

Sony RX100 Mark IV with $50 Gift Card and Extras for $950

The Sony RX100 Mark V is the current “leader” of the RX 100 series and it was going for $1000 a couple of weeks ago when I posted the Fixed Lens Cameras Price Charts.

Fast forward to today, and its price dropped to $950 and it is getting a $50 house gift card along with free accessories as follows:

+ At B&H Photo you get a $50 B&H e-gift card, a 32GB Sandisk Extreme SD, and a case

+ At Adorama you get a $50 gift certificate (it is #6 in the list of freebies in the linked page), along with a 32GB Lexar SD, Corel software, Lowepro pouch, and a cleaning kit

+ At Amazon you get a $50 physical Amazon gift card in a classically styled black gift card box
+ this happens rarely at Amazon, but if the gift card arrives before the camera ships, you can use the value of the gift card towards the price of the camera. Billing Inception 🙂

LimoStudio LED Ring Light 5600K for $80

One of the Gold Box lightning deals is generating some traction, it is 14% claimed 12 minutes into it, it is the new condition LimoStudio LED Ring Light 5600K Dimmable, 1/4 Screw Nut Camera Mount Adapter, Light Diffuser Installed, Light Stand Tripod, Photo Studio going for $80~ with free shipping (fulfilled by Amazon), running until 6:54pm ET or earlier if sold out. The price before the sale was $110 last night when I posted the lightning deals schedule which looks a lot more compact with the current/old WordPress theme 🙂

Green Extreme Battery Grips for select Canon DSLRs for under $40 shipped

If you have a Canon 6D or plan to buy one and need another battery grip or one that won’t break the bank Canon-style, the latest Adorama featured sales include the new condition Green Extreme BG-E13 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D for $33 plus shipping (around $5, may vary slightly by location).

But that’s not all, other Green Extreme Battery grips are on sale as well:

+ Green Extreme for Canon 5D Mark IV for $39 with free S&H

+ Green Extreme for Canon 7D Mark II for $33 plus shipping (around $6)

+ Green Extreme for Canon 70D or 80D for $33 plus shipping (around $7)

Pay $85, Get $100 in Sears e-mail Gift cards

If you are a fan of Sears, to the eBay Deals we go where PayPal Digital Gifts has an unnecessary complicated offer. Buy TWO $50 Sears e-gift cards in the same shopping cart, and get $15 off your total. This is a 15% off discount. You pay $85 and you get $100 in gift cards. No coupon is needed, this happens automatically in the shopping cart while this promotion is running. As with all PayPal Digital Gifts offers , these are emailable gift cards, not delivered by mail. Limit two per customer.

KEH Weekly USED Coupon Deals: Used Canon 60D body for $284+, 18-55 for $42, Oben Monopod for $23+, Etc

The madness of NEW Instant Savings is upon us, but we have not forgotten the weekly coupon deals at KEH Camera.

Speaking of which, all your eligible USED purchases (“BGN” or better condition) at KEH until 12/31/17 automatically get a 365-day warranty instead of their usual 180-day warranty. No coupon is needed for this.

A new week has arrived which means another round of featured USED Weekly Sales at KEH has been added. These are eligible for 25% off with permanent coupon KEHDEALS and continue until Friday night of the same week.

This week includes:

+ USED Canon 60D body only starting at $284 in “BGN” (Bargain) condition after coupon

+ USED Canon 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS II EF-S starting at $42 in “EX” (excellent) condition after coupon

+ USED Oben ACM-2400 Monopod 4 Section 21.3-63.2″ Black starting at $23~ in “EX+” (Excellent Plus) condition after coupon

+ also eligible for the coupon are a dozen photo-accessories as well – details at the Weekly Sales at KEH
+ includes Hoya filters, Nikon extension tube, Photoflex reflector and more

SLR Magic Cine M43rds Lenses: 25/T0.95 for $399, 35/T1.4 II for $299, Etc

In addition to the previously mentioned E-mount sales, SLR Magic also has sales on their Micro Four Thirds Cine primes as follows:

+ 25mm T0.95 Hyperprime Cine III for $394 at Adorama and $399 at at B&H Photo

+ 35mm T1.4 Mark II Lens for $299 at B&H Photo with $12~ promotional rewards

+ 10mm T2.1 Hyperprime for $499 at B&H Photo

+ 17mm T1.6 Lens with MFT Mount for BMPCC for $299 at B&H Photo

Speaking of Micro Four Thirds and alternative lens makers, the YI 42.5mm f1.8 with Macro Mode continues to sell for $100.

SLR Magic Cine E-mount: 25/1.4 for $299, 35/1.2 for $300, 50/1.1 for $279, 75/1.4 for $299

Bright primes have their own cult following, after all, photography is all about the light! A number of SLR Magic Cine E-mount primes are now on sale as follows:

+ 25mm f1.4 for $299 at B&H Photo

+ 35mm f1.2 FE for $300 at B&H Photo

+ 50mm f1.1 for $279 at B&H Photo

+ 75mm f1.4 FE for $299 at B&H Photo

+ yes, it still doesn’t get old, a company named “SLR Magic” that mostly makes mirrorless gear 🙂

Canon 77D body only with extras for $749

The Canon 77D body only went for $800 when I posted the APS-C DSLR Price Chart but this week’s round of instant savings madness drops the 77D body only to $749 at B&H Photo (with 2% rewards) and by various at Amazon (some 3rd-party sellers offer free accessories for the same price) and at Adorama with free 16GB SD card, 24/7 TC holster bag, Corel software and more.

The other two official kits mirror the discounting, the 77D with 18-55 goes for $899 and the 77D with 18-135 goes for $1149.

Fuji X-T1 body only for $650, Graphite for $750, X-T1 w/18-55 and VG-XT1 for $1099

Fuji X-T1 time again! The free 35mm promotion has NOT returned, but B&H Photo has a new set of discounts on the camera in new condition:

+ X-T1 body only for $649

+ X-T1 body only with Extras for $649
+ Extras: 16GB Sandisk SD, Watson extra battery, Ruggard holster, microfiber cloth

+ X-T1 Graphite Silver body only for $749 with $30~ promotional rewards

+ X-T1 with 18-55 and VG-XT1 Vertical Battery Grip for $1099

Samsung Chromebook Plus for $349

And so it begins, today’s madness of posts with the Samsung Chromebook Plus discount that was promised. It is now down to $349 in new condition at Amazon by Amazon itself and Samsung itself and Office Depot and B&H Photo and Adorama.

This is a great combo if you want both a new ChromeOS touchscreen laptop and an Android tablet with a 3:2 aspect ratio and a built-in stylus. If the included stylus is too small for some of your pixel peeping, fear not, there is also a Samsung-blessed made-in-Germany Staedtler Noris Digital Samsung Pencil (EMR Technology, Yellow Black, GP-U999ERIPAAB) that is now on sale for $17 in new condition. IF the color scheme is familiar, it is the famous German pencil manufacturer. It averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 74 customer reviews. This not only works with these Chromebooks but also various other Samsung Note phones, tablets and laptops.

Speaking of others, the Samsung Chromebook PRO with the Intel processor had a parallel discount, dropping to $450 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit five) and at B&H Photo and Samsung itself.

PS: the Amazon same-day delivery window closes in a couple of hours, the PLUS is calling me at this price 🙂 And the discount on the Staedtler stylus is a sign 🙂 #Temptation

PS2: note that these only have two multi-purpose USB-C ports (one on each side) and a microSD slot. There are no full-size USB ports, no HDMI, no Ethernet.

New Instant Savings: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Sigma, Etc

More detailed breakdown of the various instant savings that went live today (Sunday 11/19/17) later today, because the more spaced out I get, the more errors and typos I make. In the meantime, here are summaries of all the new/latest offers!

ADORAMA

+ Canon Instant Savings featuring DSLRs, mirrorless, Powershots, Lenses and more

+ Nikon Instant Savings featuring DSLRs, Lenses and a few Coolpixies

+ Sony Instant Savings featuring full frame and APS-C iLCs and Cybershots and lenses and flashes and more

+ Sigma Instant Savings featuring many and more lenses

+ Fuji Instant Savings with Medium Format and X System

+ Panasonic Instant Savings with M43rds cameras and lenses and a couple of fixed lens cameras too

+ Olympus Instant Savings with M43rds cameras and lenses and a couple of fixed lens cameras too

+ Zeiss Instant Savings with mostly E-system primes

+ Ricoh Elementproof instant savings: already rounded up

B&H Photo

+ Sony Instant Savings with 35mm full frame and APS-C cameras, lenses and Cybershots, flashes and accessories too

+ Nikon Instant Savings with DSLRs and many Lenses

+ Canon Instant Savings with DSLRs and many Lenses and EF-M Mirrorless too

+ Apple Instant Savings with MacBook PROs, iPad PROs, Mac Minis, and a cylindrical Mac or two

Nikon D500 body with MB-D17 Grip & Freebies for $1800

The Nikon D500 APS-C flagship went for $1800 when I posted the APS-C DSLR Price Charts a couple of weeks ago, and it continues to go for the same price, however, Nikon’s Black Friday offering on this camera is a FREE Nikon MB-D17 Battery Grip bundled up through authorized dealers.

+ At B&H Photo you get the MB-D17 battery grip, extra Watson battery, Ruggard bag, and 2% promotional rewards for $1800
+ same offer is available for the D500 with 16-80 for $2400

+ At Adorama you get the MB-D17 battery grip, Corel software, Lowepro 140 bag, 16GB SD card, a few more accessories and 2% rewards for $1800
+ same offer is available for the D500 with 16-80 for $2400

+ no coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout

Nikon D750 body with MB-D16 Grip & Freebies for $1497

The Nikon D750 was going for $1800 when I posted the full Frame Price Charts a couple of weeks ago, but the Nikon Black Friday offers bring both a discount and a free battery grip to it! The D750 body only is now going for $1497 with freebies as follows:

+ At Adorama you get the Nikon MB-D16 Multi Power Battery Pack, and 32GB Lexar SD, 24/7 TC holster, Corel software, Power2000 extra battery, card reader and cleaning kit for $1497
+ same offer available for D750 with 24-120 for $1997

+ B&H Photo you get the Nikon MB-D16 Multi Power Battery Pack, 64GB Sandisk EXtReMe SDXC, Ruggard shoulder bag and Watson extra battery and 2% promotional rewards fro $1497
+ same offer available for D750 with 24-120 for $1997

+ no coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout

Canon 5D Mark IV Body with Canon BG-20 Battery Grip and Pixma PRO 100 printer for $2849 after $350 MIR and Coupon [three more options available]

Four different Canon 5D IV DSLR kits have mail-rebate and coupon combos at Adorama. For each one of these offers you enter coupon code CADEAL2016 in the shopping cart and submit the $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX GC).

Each bundle includes:
+ Canon 5D IV DSLR kit
+ Canon BG-20 Battery Grip
+ extra Canon LP-E6 battery
+ Canon Pixma PRO 100 printer
+ 50pk 13″x19″ Canon photo paper

The prices are, AFTER coupon and AFTER $350 mail-in rebate:
+ 5D Mark IV body only for $2849 after coupon and MIR
+ 5D Mark IV body only with Canon LOG for $2949 after coupon and MIR
+ 5D Mark IV with 24-105 f4L IS USM for $3599 after coupon and MIR
+ 5D Mark IV with 24-70 f4L IS USM for $4049 after coupon and MIR

Canon 6D II w/24-105 with Canon BG-21 Battery Grip and Pixma PRO 100 printer for $2249 after $350 MIR and Coupon

This offer is available on the 6D II body only but also on the Canon 6D II with 24-105mm f/4L IS II kit. The price on the page is $2949. You enter coupon code CADEAL2016 and it drops to $2599. Then after you receive the order you submit the mail-in rebate (MIR) and a few weeks later you receive $350 prepaid AMEX gift card, making the offer $2249 after MIR.

For that, you get:
+ Canon 6D II with 24-105mm f/4L IS II
+ Canon BG-21 Battery Grip
+ extra Canon LP-E6 battery
+ Canon Pixma PRO 100 printer
+ 50pk 13″x19″ Canon photo paper
+ see them all at Adorama

Canon 6D II Body with Canon BG-21 Battery Grip and Pixma PRO 100 printer for $1349 after $350 MIR and Coupon

Bundle time once again at Adorama with both a mail-in rebate and a coupon! This Canon 6D II body only bundle costs $2049. Enter coupon code CADEAL2016 in the shopping cart and it drops to $1700. Then after you receive the order, submit a $350 prepaid AMEX gift card mail-in rebate (MIR) and this offer becomes a nice $1349 after coupon and MIR.

For that you get:
+ Canon 6D II body only
+ Canon BG-21 Battery Grip
+ extra Canon LP-E6 battery
+ Canon Pixma PRO 100 printer
+ 50pk 13″x19″ Canon photo paper
+ see them all at Adorama

Ricoh Elementproof Price Drops: WG-30 for $180, Theta S for $237 with Case, Theta V for $400

Here we go, we start rounding up the Sunday manufacturer instant savings discounting with Ricoh fixed lens cameras! A trio of models went on sale as follows:

+ Ricoh WG-30W elementproof for $180 with free shipping at Adorama in Orange or Black

+ Ricoh Theta S 360 Degree Spherical Panorama Camera for $237 at Adorama with $9~ promotional rewards free hard case included

+ Ricoh Theta V 360 Degree Spherical Panorama Camera with Selfie Stick for $400 at Adorama

Sunday: Axler Handheld Gimbal for Mirrorless Cameras for $299

A new round of B&H Photo Daily Deals are here until Sunday 11:59pm ET, with free shipping regardless of price:

+ Axler Handheld Gimbal for Mirrorless Cameras for $299

+ Vidpro Ultra-Slim LED-230 On-Camera Video Lighting Kit for $39

+ RUCPAC Professional Tech Gloves for Photographers for $20 (two size options)

+ for more action, check the B&H Featured Sales

Sunday: Usual Camera/Photo accessories, Etc

NOTE: the Sunday Instant Savings promotions from various manufacturers will start going live on Sunday at 12:01am ET. I will start posting them after they go live at that time…

There are over 40 items listed in the Camera & Photo lightning deals of the Amazon Gold Box.

For the latest Black Friday related action, check the Situation Room (on-going summary of deals) and also our “digest”/round-up of the Black Friday Ads.

OF POTENTIAL INTEREST
+ starts 12:54pm ET: LimoStudio LED Ring Light 5600K Dimmable, 1/4 Screw Nut Camera Mount Adapter, Light Diffuser Installed, Light Stand Tripod, Photo Studio (price before sale $110)

+ starts 2:44pm ET: LimoStudio 18 Inch Bi-color LED Ring Light for Video & Photography, Color Temperature Adjustable & Brightness Control Dimmer Switch, Camera Mounting Adapter Bracket, AGG2394 (price before sale $90)

+ starts 4:19pm ET: CRAPHY Photography Photo Portrait Studio 600W Day Light Umbrella Continuous Lighting Kit- Light Stand+ E27 Light holder + 45W Lamp+ Portable Bag (price before sale $54)

+ starts 5:09pm ET: Mango Spot lens-shaped coffee mug (price before sale $10)

+ starts 8:19pm ET: BenQ ZOWIE 27 inch 144Hz eSports Gaming Monitor (price before sale $499)
+ 1440p, model XL2730

IN-PROGRESS NOW UPCOMING
CAMERAS (LIGHTNING) CAMERAS (LIGHTNING)
ELECTRONICS (LIGHTNING) ELECTRONICS (LIGHTNING)
ALL LIGHTNING DEALS ALL LIGHTNING DEALS
CAMERAS (SAVINGS & SALES) CAMERAS (SAVINGS & SALES)
ELECTRONICS (SAVINGS & SALES) ELECTRONICS (SAVINGS & SALES)
ALL SAVINGS & SALES ALL SAVINGS & SALES
ALL of the GOLD BOX ALL of the GOLD BOX

Other Sales at Amazon

+ Blomkamp³ Limited Edition Collection BluRay Set for $13 (District 9, Elysium, Chappie)

+ Anker 20000mAh Portable Charger PowerCore 20100 for $31.69

+ Planet Earth II 4K (Discs) for $35

+ 50-inch AmazonBasics Lightweight Tripod with Bag for $13

+ 12pk AmazonBasics 800 mAh batteries for $12

+ Westworld: The Complete First Season 4K Ultra HD in Limited Edition Tin for $33 (limit 2)

+ pay $0.99 total get Three Month Music Unlimited subscription

+ Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones for $179

DJI Select membership for $29/year (YMMV)

The official DJI store has launched a new annual DJI Select membership for $29 per year. This gets you the option to buy “DJI Care” for 50% off, you get early access to new products, exclusive coupons and discounts, and a birthday coupon.

NOTE that to purchase DJI Select, customers must have purchased drone with DJI Care after November 1, 2017. Check their website for more details.

Refurbished Wacom Small Tablets w/1-YR warraanty for $50 to $60 w/free S&H

If you want to get a small Wacom tablet without breaking the bank, Adorama has a couple of refurbished models with a 1-Year warranty and with free shipping as follows:

+ Wacom Intuos Draw Creative Pen Tablet (Small) for $50

+ Wacom Intuos Art Pen and Touch Tablet (Small) for $60

PS: while at Adorama, they are offering the new condition Tascam DR-22WL 2-Channels Portable Handheld Audio Recorder (with Wi-Fi, 3.5mm Mini Jack, Connector, 10k Ohms Impedance, USB 2.0) for $80 with Free Shipping when you use coupon Code Blackfirdy (that’s the coupon spelling!).

30% off $50+ Photo Prints at AdoramaPIX

A new coupon has arrived for Adorama PIX, use coupon code PRNT30EM to get 30% off photo print offers of $50+. The coupon expires 11/20/17 PM. Cannot be combined with other offers.

Heads Up: Going LIVE on Sunday AM Instant Savings from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Sigma, Ricoh

This is a heads up! Going live on Sunday 11/19/17 at 12:01am (or shortly thereafter) are going to be new instant savings from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Sigma and Ricoh! More details later on as I assemble the various posts.

The Trending Five: KEH, YI 42.5/1.8, Pana G85, Etc

Handy if you are pressed for time and don’t want to go through our ever-growing Black Friday Situation Room, we have a new nightly feature for you during the holiday shopping season, “The Trending Five”, a quick round-up of five trending deals from the last few hours/days.

+ purchases of used gear automatically get a 365-day warranty (instead of 180) until 12/31/17 at KEH Camera (no coupon needed)
+ the coupon expired: + KEH Camera: 15% off USED Gear, 25% off Featured USED Gear with coupon PBF17A until Saturday 4pm ET

+ Panasonic G85 with 12-60 and 45-200 for $998 at Amazon by Amazon itself and B&H Photo and Adorama

+ 1-Year Dropbox Plus Subscription + $25 Promo eGift Card for $60 at Dell

+ YI 42.5mm F1.8 Lens with Macro Mode [m43] by YI fulfilled by Amazon for $100

+ Motorola Moto G5 Plus (2GB RAM, 32GB storage, All Carriers, No Contract, No Prime Ads, USA warranty) for $170

Saturday: Powerextra, Usual Camera/Photo accessories, Etc

There are over 35 items listed in the Camera & Photo lightning deals of the Amazon Gold Box.

For the latest Black Friday related action, check the Situation Room (on-going summary of deals) and also our “digest”/round-up of the Black Friday Ads.

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Refurbished DJI Mavic PRO with 1-YR warranty for $749

The new condition DJI Mavic PRO quadcopter is in the Black Friday Ads for $900 in new condition, but if you want to save some, to the eBayLandia we go…

… where the Drone Superstore (99.2%, New York) is offering it in manufacturer refurbished condition for $749 with free shipping and a 1-year DJI warranty. Up to three units per customer at the sale price. Nearly 500 units have been sold so far from this listing.

The same store is also offering the manufacturer refurbished condition DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter for $379 with free shipping and a 1-year DJI warranty. Up to three units per customer at the sale price. Over 500 units have been sold so far from this listing.

While there, the official GoPRO eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished GoPRO HERO4 Black with a 1-YR Warranty and for $200 with free shipping. Previously it was going for $220 with a $20 gift card.

Speaking of eBay, the following promotions are also running:
+ YMMV $10 off $50+ PayPal coupon – unique coupon per customer by email
+ 25% off select items from 120 sellers (max discount $50; sends Monday AM)

Fuji GFX-50S body with GF 63mm f2.8 for $7000 [or other options]

And now it is time for our weekly medium format post 🙂 The new condition Fuji GFX-50S medium format body only goes for $6500 but if you want a “take pictures with” kit, thanks to Fuji’s current round of instant savings, you can get it with the GF 63mm f2.8 together for $7000 at Amazon by Amazon itself.

Amazon appears to have “solved” their combined purchase discount problem of the old days where you had to manually add things to cart and such. Now they are pre-creating listings with the eligible items. Screenshot example below:

Cameraphone Deals: Note 8 for $908, Essential back to $450, Moto G5 Plus (2/32) for $170

The cameras in smartphones keep getting better and better, they are no longer an afterthought or a marketing gimmick to lure consumers in with a bigger than the competitor megapixel number. Newer models are climbing all over each other in the DxoMark rankings. (as usual, it should go without saying, the Dxomark measurement are only one part of the equation, benchmarks are never the whole answer).

The Orchid Gray version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is now down to $908~ at Amazon by Amazon itself. That’s the lowest I’ve seen it there for the US warranty, US unlocked version.

Meanwhile the Essential Phone by Android’s Andy Rubin is down to $450 again in either color scheme.

Cutting the price even further, you can get the new condition Motorola Moto G5 Plus in the 2/32 configuration (2GB RAM, 32GB storage) for $170 at Costco (members only) and by Amazon itself (limit 3 per customer). This creates an oddball situation at Amazon where the model with Prime Ads actually costs more 🙂

Note that the 64GB version of the Moto G5 Plus has 4GB of RAM (instead of 2GB), that’s part of the price difference, sale or no sale. As with previous generations, these are “all carrier” phones, they work on all four major US carriers.

Action Cameras Under $50: YI 1080p, ActiveON CX

There are a couple of action cameras on sale for under $50, so this is a good opportunity to round them up!

Active ON! Apply directly to the forehead. Okay, not directly – you probably need a head strap or a helmet mount for that 🙂 The new condition ACTIVEON CX Action Camera with 1080p and Wifi is on sale for $40 at Stacksocial and Walmart itself.

Next up, the new condition YI 1080p action camera with Wifi and bluetooth, in the black color scheme, is on sale for $48 with free shipping by YI, with the orders fulfilled by Amazon (Prime eligible).

But that’s not all, you also get a FREE YI Action Camera Battery. Simply add both in the shopping cart and proceed to checkout. Both must be sold by YI. If you don’t see the discount at the top right corner of the Amazon checkout page, it means something’s wrong, you won’t get the discount if you don’t see it. No coupon is needed.

Speaking of YI, their new condition YI 42.5mm F1.8 Lens with Macro Mode Micro Four Thirds lens in the silver color scheme continues to be on sale for $100 fulfilled by Amazon.

Refurbished Olympus 60mm f2.8 macro for $320 [m43]

The new condition Olympus 60mm f2.8 macro M434ds lens at authorized dealers goes for $500 such as Amazon itself and B&H Photo and Adorama.

But if you want to save a nice chuck, to the Olympus outlet store we go where they offering this lens in manufacturer refurbished condition for $320 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty.

There are lots of M43rds deals in progress at the moment, look for them under the Mirrorless and Lenses categories at the Black Friday Situation Room or use the various categories and tags here.

Canon PIXMA TS6020 Compact Wireless All-in-One for $39 w/free S&H

Back to eBayLandia, the new condition Canon PIXMA TS6020 Compact Wireless All-in-One is an eBay doorbuster for $39 with free shipping by the BuyDig eBay store. Limit one per customer. You have to do the “add to cart” thing to see the price. Over 800 units have been sold so far.

Manfrotto BeFree Live Video Kit with Tripod and Fluid Head for $129 after $60 MIR

If you are not afraid of mail-in rebates, Adorama is offering the new condition Manfrotto BeFree Live Video Kit with Tripod and Fluid Head (includes Case) for $129~ after a $60 mail-in rebate (MIR).

CORRECTION: I am failing math, it is a $60 mail-in rebate 🙂

PS: I forgot to mention, we are just one week away from Black Friday, and if the past is any indication, the madness will be in full force before the day is done today 🙂

Friday: Fujifilm INSTAX SHARE SP-2 Smart Phone Printer with 20pk Mono exposures for $127

One benefit of the old theme is that it makes our daily Lightning Deals posts a lot more compact. Speaking of which, one of the Gold Box deals of the day at Amazon is the new condition Fujifilm INSTAX SHARE SP-2 Smart Phone Printer bundled with 20 Monochrome Film & Shiny Star Film exposures for $127~ with free shipping. The printer is available in gold or silver. Limit up to three printers per color per customer. The bundles with the film cost less than the printer-only because the printer-only is not a lightning deal, only the bundle. The sale ends on Saturday at 3am ET or earlier if sold out.

Dell Refurbished coupons: 45% off most laptops and desktops, 40% off most monitors or servers

While our IT department (still me) is busy looking into the WordPress theme, the deals are not stopping, so onwards we go! Dell Refurbished is back with their weekly Friday AM to Monday PM coupons. As usual, free US shipping, coupons do not work on clearance items and cannot be combined with other offers:

+ 45% off any Dell Laptop or Desktop (exclude E5440 models) using Coupon Code: WINTER45DEAL

+ 40% off any Dell Monitor using Coupon Code: SEEMORE40DEAL

+ 40% off any Dell Server using Coupon Code: POWER40DEAL

Blog Update: WordPress Theme Issues

Of all the times in the year, WordPress decided to go bonkers a week before Black Friday. There are issues with the current WordPress theme, so I switched back to the old one until they get sorted out! That will teach me not to update to a new version of a theme or WordPress the moment it appears 🙂

If you have any problems accessing the website, please leave a comment here or use the online contact form.

As a backup, you can use the Feedburner RSS feed which is not dependent on the theme and it is hosted separately by Feedburner.

You can also check the latest deals summary at the Black Friday 2017 Situation Room – this is a separate WordPress installation with a different web hosting company. It’s the poor blogger equivalent of a fault tolerant system 🙂

PRO WORDPRESS TIP: always have at least one backup WordPress theme in cases like this. Preferably a theme from a different company, so if, for example, the WordPress default themes go down in flames, you can go back to something that doesn’t depend on them, in our case it’s a Genesis theme.

KEH offers 365-day warranty on USED purchases made by 12/31/17

This is huge for used camera gear purchases. For used camera gear purchases made until 12/31/17, KEH Camera is offering a 365 Day Warranty instead of their usual 180 Day Warranty. The details are at the aforelinked page. Items that are covered by this range from “BGN” (Bargain condition) all the way up to “LN” (Like New). Items below “BGN” such as “AS IS” are not eligible for the warranty as usual. No coupon is needed for this offer, it happens automatically on purchases made until 12/31/17.

This brings their current limited time used coupon to new light: running until Saturday 4pm ET, coupon code PBF17A gets you 15% off most used camera gear and 25% off 700+ featured used camera gear at the KEH Camera Pre BF sale. Coupon only works on used camera gear.

Given that most cameras come with a 1-year manufacturer warranty anyway, you are getting the same duration as KEH, and some, depending on their experience dealing with manufacturer warranties (just read some of the Samsung never-ending warranty stories), would argue that they’ll get better warranty service from KEH than the manufacturer.

(ENDED) KEH coupon: 15% off USED Gear, 25% off Featured Used Gear

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Friday: Usual Camera/Photo accessories, Etc

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Tamron SP 45mm f1.8 Di VC USD with Hoya 67mm UV NXT HMC Filter and $16 rewards for $399 [C/N]

It’s Tamron time! The new condition Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD is on sale for $399 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon DSLR systems and it gets a FREE Hoya 67mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter ($38 value), along with 4% promotional rewards (around $16 to be spent in the future B&H). The Sony A version is backordered and cannot be ordered at this time.

Adorama has all three options in-stock and orderable for $399 with $16 promotional rewards but no free Hoya lens filter.

Amazon has them for $399 as well but no promotional rewards. However, if you pay with the Prime VISA credit card, you get 5% cashback (around $20 in your statement).

Rokinon 12mm f2 for $284 [X, m43, E]

Prime time now, the Rokinon 12mm F/2.0 Ultra Wide lens is on sale for $284 with free shipping in the Fuji X system, Micro Four Thirds and Sony E in the silver color scheme at Adorama (with 2% rewards) and at Amazon.

We’ve been posting a lot more, if you don’t want to go through the blog archives, you can also check our running Black Friday Deals summary.

YI 42.5mm F1.8 Lens with Macro Mode for $100 [m43]

YI is back with another doorbuster, this time it is not an action camera, but a Micro Four Thirds lens! The silver color scheme of the YI 42.5mm F1.8 Lens with Macro Mode is on sale at the moment for $100 with free shipping by YI with the orders fulfilled by Amazon. You can buy as many as you like. This is an old fashioned sale, not a lightning deal.

Optionally if buy the lens together with the YI M1 Battery and Charger, you can use coupon code WCRQLY4P to get 20% off the price of the charger/battery (20% off $20 = $16). The lens does not use the battery, it is used in the YI M1 camera 🙂

Fujifilm Instax Mini 26 + Rainbow Film Bundle for $55

The Fujifilm Instax Mini 26 with the Rainbow Film Bundle is on sale for $55 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit up of to three per customer. This is available in the White and White/Blue color schemes. It averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 420+ customer reviews and has 50+ answered questions.

Mac Black Friday Bundle for $39 includes Roxio, Art Text, Etc

MacOS user bundle up time. Stacksocial is offering their Black Friday Mac Bundle for $39 with digital delivery (not boxes by mail). A total of eight titles are included: Roxio Toast 16 Titanium, Art Text 3, PDF Expert 2.2, Default Folder X 5, WALTR 2 for Mac, Flux 7, Stylizer 7, and MacReviver.

As always, Stacksocial has various Pay What You Want offers, along with a variety of Photography and Adobe related classes and offers.

Speaking of Stacksocial, they are offering a Pure VPN Lifetime Subscription for $70. You pay once, and you have lifetime access to the service. You can connect up to five devices at the same time. It seems to average 4 out of 5 based on 4280 star ratings over there. They don’t have detailed star breakdowns like Amazon.

More updates to the Black Friday Ads Digest

More updates we did to the Black Friday Ads Digest, with new ads coming out from DJI, Gamestop, Groupon, and more! The DJI store will be offering additional free accessories with purchase. I do not know if retailers / authorized dealers are planning to match or beat them with their own freebies. We will find out soon enough, Black Friday is eight days away 🙂

Photo Accessories sale including Tenba Cooper 15 Bag for $170

The Tenba Cooper name reminds me of “Tad Cooper” from Galavant 🙂 Which brings us to the new condition Tenba Cooper 15 Bag for DSLR Camera with 3-4 Lenses and Accessories (Gray Canvas/Black Leather) on sale for $170 with free shipping at Adorama as one of their latest pre Black Friday sales.

Another one of those is the Glow 8×8′ Portable Butterfly Light Modifier Collapsible Kit going for $320 plus shipping which starts at $50 because this is a big and heavy item. That’s 8 feet, not 8 inches 🙂

Adorama is also running a Photo Accessories sales that includes B+W lens filters, Manfortto, Benro, Feisol, 3 Legged, and MEFoto tripods, and an assortment of other photo type of accessories.

PS: for budget camera bags, check towards the bottom of the Black Friday 2017 Situation Room under the “Camera Bags” section.

Staples B&M Rewards Members: Recycle Old Gear, Get $10 off $30+ coupon

If you have old cameras, printers, camcorders or any other electronics that have a very low resale value or would take forever to sell in the used market, and if you are a fan of the Staples B&M stores, and a member of their Rewards program, for the week of November 12-18 (Saturday night) in 2017, at their B&M stores, if you recycle old electronics, they will give you a coupon for $10 off a future purchase of $30+. A complete list of what recyclable electronics they accept can be found on their Recycling Promotional page (includes modems, cordless phones, fax machines, dvd players, calculators, keyboards, mice, etc).

PRO TIP: if you have more than one item to recycle, and want more than one coupon, you can always go there on different days/times and recycle them one by one or in smaller quantities 🙂 A list of items they don’t accept is also listed (TVs, floor speakers, lamps, bulbs, large servers, kitchen electronics, etc).

Their Rewards program is free to join and participate.

Canon PIXMA PRO 100 Printer with 50pk SG-201 paper for $60 after $250 MIR (prepaid AMEX Gift Card)

Down goes Frazier! In this case, the after-rebate price is now $60 instead of $80!

If you are not afraid of mail-in rebates and prepaid AMEX gift cards, for a limited time, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Canon PIXMA PRO 100 Printer with the 50pk Canon SG-201 13×19 inch photo paper for $60 after a $250 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card). This is a limited time offer.

You pay $310 at checkout, receive the order, make sure all is well, file the mail-in rebates following instructions and deadlines, and if all goes well, a few weeks later you receive a $250 prepaid American Express gift card by mail.

Pixel 2, Note 8: Buy 1 Get 1 Half-Off at VZW

Two of the top tier smartphones camera-wise are participating in an Android promotion at Verizon Wireless. It is a “Buy One, Get One for Half Off’ for the Pixel 2 or 2 XL, the Galaxy Note 8 or Samsung S8 or S8+, the Moto Z2 Force, the ASUS Zenfone AR, and more.

The Pixel 2 and 2 XL phones have a trade-in promotion on them as well, up to 50% off with qualifying trade.

As usual with cellphone carrier offers, make sure you read and understand all the terms, conditions and restrictions of their service. They have a long way to go to make their websites consumer-friendly.

Epson XP-830 Wireless Color Printer for $90

The Epson XP-830 Wireless Color Printer is on sale for $90 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself where it averages 3.6 out of 5 based on nearly 800 customer reviews and has nearly 300 answered questions. Happy reading if interested 🙂