Pre-order new Canon M6 mirrorless

Meanwhile Canon is slowly started to take mirrorless a bit more seriously than Nikon, and today they have revealed a brand new EF-M mirrorless camera, the M6. This 24mp APS-C camera is available in three official kits, the body only for $779, the with 15-45mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM for $900, and the with 18-150mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM for $1279. Pre-orders are accepted as follows, with a late March 2017 release guestimate:

Canon M6 pre-orders

Both the 15-45mm and 18-150mm lenses are f3.5-6.3 IS STM. It is not a typo 🙂 Also part of this new product group is the Canon EVF-DC2 Electronic Viewfinder available for pre-ordering in either silver or black (sorry, no Raiders edition) for $249.

This camera has been added to the New Cameras of 2017 page, making this the fifth mirrorless camera to be announced this year (along with the Panasonic GH5 and GX850 and the Fuji X-T20 and GFX 50S).

Cancellation: the Nikon DL cameras are dead

Nikon has cancelled their DL line of cameras. If you placed pre-orders with deposits and such, make sure you get a refund. Nikon has been self-sabotaging with both their “Angry Inch” mirrorless system and the DL line of cameras, and the Cylons came back for them. Might as well had stayed out of it and saved all the money they spent/wasted on half-hearted attempts at competing just so they can say “we have one too”. /rant 🙂

Fry’s launches Free Same Day Delivery on 500 products

Fry’s Electronics (fries not included) has now launched a Free Same-Day Delivery service that covers out 500 (high margin?) products. If you place an order before 3pm local time, you will receive your order the same day. Cameras are not included, but some printers, along with select computers and A/V gear are included. Details at their promotional page. You can check whether this service is available near you using their zipcode checker.

(ENDED) Thursday Daily Deals: Fuji Instax Mini 8 bundle, Nanuk, Lighting, Tripods, Parrot, EBL, Etc

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(ENDED) Wednesday: 6TB Drobo 5D for $749, NetGear ReadyNAS, Hard Drives, Networking [also: refurbished Samsung Monitors and more]

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(ENDED) Thursday: Vello FreeWave Viewer VL Wireless Live View Remote Kit with AV/Shutter & Infrared Cables for $160 (select Canon and Nikon DSLRs)

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Buy Leica M Camera (three options) TOGETHER with Leica M Lens (16 options), GET a $2000 OFF combined purchase discount

Make sure your wallet is in …range because Adorama has unleashed a new Leica M System Promotion. The offer is a $2000 combined purchase discount if you buy a camera and lens (from a choice of eligible products) TOGETHER in the same shopping cart. The options are:

+ PICK ONE: three camera options: M Typ 240 OR M-P Typ 240 OR M Monochrom Typ 246
+ PICK ONE: sixteen lens options
+ you can see eligible cameras and lenses at the promotional page

HOW to get the LEICA COMBINED PURCHASE DISCOUNT

  1. add one of the cameras from the promotional page to your shopping cart
  2. do not Proceed to Checkout yet!
  3. look below the camera in your cart. You will see sixteen lens choices, each one having a $2000 combined purchase discount – see annotated screenshot
  4. press the blue “Add to Cart” on your chosen lens
  5. only one lens can be purchased with the combined discount
  6. press the green “Proceed to Checkout”
  7. then proceed as usual

shopping cart showing choices of lenses for Leica M combined purchase promotion

Refurbished DJI Phantom 3 Professional with 4K Video w/1yr warranty for $579

A big price cut since the previous time I posted about this in December 2016, trending at the Trending eBay Deals is another offer from the official DJI eBay store, offering the manufacturer refurbished DJI Phantom 3 Professional with 4K Video for $579 with free shipping and a 1-year DJI warranty. Limit up to five per customer.

Refurbished GoPro HERO4 Silver Edition Action Cam w/1yr warranty for $199 [limit 2]

To the Trending eBay Deals we go where the official GoPRO eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished with a 1-year warranty GoPro HERO4 Silver Edition action camera for $199 with free shipping. Limit two units per customer during this sale.

(ENDED) Wednesday Daily Deals: Flash, Stabilizer, 3rd-party Canon Battery Grip, Monopod, Etc

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Refurbished Nikon D7200 body w/90-day Nikon USA warranty for $699

To the eBay Deals we boldly go, where the Buydig Ebay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7200 body only for $699 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. The usual limit of up to five units per customer applies.

This goes for $1000 in new condition at authorized Nikon dealers, which include a handful of free accessories, such as Adorama (Sunpak FlexPod Pro, 16GB Lexar SDHC, Slinger bag, memory card case, cleaning kit, Corel software bundle (Windows only)) and to a lesser extent B&H Photo (2% rewards, 16GB ExTreme SDHC, DSLR shoulder bag).

In-stock now: Libec Hands-Free Monopods (two options)

As time goes by, we get more creative monopod-tripod tweeners, one such is the new line of Libec Hands-Free Monopods. Two models in that line are now in-stock and shipping for $150 and $250 respectively (with free shipping) at Adorama. I suppose one could describe these as a monopod-priority tripods, or monopods with tripod tendencies 🙂

Nikon D5300 with 18-55 DX VR and 70-300 DX non-VR and Extras for $597

Nikon has many APS-C DSLRs out in the market, and if you are comfortable with manufacturer-refurbished, the options increase so much so that a spreadsheet may be necessary to sort them out. One of these options is a new condition two-lens kit based on the Nikon D5300 for $597. You get the black Nikon D5300 DSLR with the 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR lens (not the newer VR II as far as I can tell), along with the 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED DX (not VR) lens. From here, you get additional freebies based on the retailer.

At Adorama you also receive a Lowepro Format 160 Camera Bag, 16GB Lexar SD card, a Bower 58mm UV filter, a Pro Optic 55mm Digital Essentials Filter kit, two lens cap tethers (one for each included lens), a cleaning kit, and the latest Corel software bundle that includes three photo-related titles: AfterShot 2 Pro, PaintShop Pro X9, VideoStudio 9, plus two more. Note that the Corel software is Windows only! Free expedited shipping.

At B&H Photo, you a 16GB Sandisk ExTrEmE SDHC card, a Ruggard Journey 34 Shoulder Bag (Steve Perry NOT included), 2% promotional rewards to be used in future purchases, and free expedited shipping.

A handful of recognizable sellers offer this kit for $600 through Amazon but no freebies. However, if you are a Prime member and pay with either the Amazon Chase VISA or the Prime Store card, you get 5% cashback on your statement.

On the accessories front, Adorama is offering the Flashpoint Battery Grip for the D5300, D5200, D5100 DSLRs for $20 plus shipping (around $4 based on zipcode).

Buy Olympus 75mm f1.8, Get 45mm f1.8 FREE

The “Olympus Portrait Kit” (Micro Four Thirds) currently breaks down as getting the Olympus 45mm f1.8 for FREE when you purchase the Olympus 75mm f1.8. The 75mm on its own goes for $900, and so does the Portrait kit. Meanwhile the 45mm f1.8 on its own goes for $324. You also get 4% promotional rewards on the bundle (about $36 to be used in future purchases) at Adorama and B&H Photo. The same price is available by various at Amazon but you don’t get 4% rewards. However, if you are a Prime member and pay with either the Amazon Chase VISA or the Prime Store Card, you get 5% cashback on the credit account [see Prime benefits].

(ENDED) Tuesday Daily Deals: refurb Olympus 40-150, Action Cams, Various Accessories, Etc

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Walgreens Photo Coupons: 50% off Wood Panels, 40% Canvas Prints

A new week is here, and a trio of new print coupons are live for Walgreens Photo, good until Wednesday 2/15/17 at 11:59pm Central time (or Saturday night if extended). The usual terms apply, free store pickup, up to five uses per coupon per customer during this promotion, etc…

+ 50% off Wood Panels with code IHEART50
+ 40% off Canvas Prints with code CANVASLOVE
+ 30% off Photo Cards and Gifts with code LASTMINGIFT

(ENDED) Dolica ZX600B103 Professional 60-Inch ZX Series Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head and Carry Bag for $87

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(ENDED) Lowepro Hardside 200 Hard Shell Case For DSLRs for $79

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(ENDED) Monday Daily Deals: Flashes, Dolica, Lowepro, 4TB Fantom, Tiffen, Tripods, Corel, Etc

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Hardcover Book: “Wildlife Spectacles: Mass Migrations, Mating Rituals, and Other Fascinating Animal Behaviors” for $4

The 320-page hardcover book “Wildlife Spectacles: Mass Migrations, Mating Rituals, and Other Fascinating Animal Behaviors” by Vladimir Dinets is currently on sale for $3.86 at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit one per customer. You can “Look Inside” to see the table of contents, and many sample pages throughout the book. Free shipping for Prime members (it’s not an Add-On item) or with a $25+ book order (or $49+ mix) for non-Prime members.

Meanwhile the digital version is on sale for $2 for the Kindle and other online e-book reading platforms.

This is currently the #3 best seller under the Photography and Video book category at Amazon, where the physical printed Ansel Adams 2017 Calendar for $5 remains the #1 best seller.

There are about two dozen subcategories there (on the left-hand side) you can further drill down and explore/discover popular photography/photographer books.

In-Stock Update: some Fuji X-T2 kits, Olympus E-M1 II

We just updated the Stock Status Tracker and as of this update, the following camera kits are in-stock:

+ Olympus E-M1 II body for $2000 by Wolfe Camera via Amazon
+ Fuji X-T2 body only for $1600 by Amazon itself
+ Fuji X-T2 with 18-55 for $1900 by Amazon itself

If you are comfortable with used cameras, the Fuji X-T2 body only is available in “Used – Like New” condition for $1479 by Amazon Warehouse Deals.

Canon PIXMA MX492 Wireless AiO Printer for $45

The Canon PIXMA MX492 Wireless All-In-One Printer is currently on sale for $45 with free shipping or free store pickup by Best Buy on eBay (limit 10 per customer) and at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 4; Prime only).

Speaking of Best Buy and eBay, they are offering the new condition 1TB WD Elements Portable External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (model
WDBUZG0010BBK-EESN) for $45 with free shipping or free store pickup. Limit up to three per customer.

(ENDED) AppleCare Protection Plan for 15″+ laptops for $209

This lightning deal expired… Good until 10::09pm ET, the AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac Laptops 15 Inches and Above (NEWEST VERSION) is on sale for $209~ with free shipping by Amazon itself. The price before the sale was $299 last night when I posted the Lightning Deals schedule.

(ENDED) Sunday Daily Deals: Studio/Lightning Kits, Sony a6500 cage, Optoma, Etc

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Veho Muvi K-Series K-2 NPNG Action Camera Kit for $140

The Yi action camera lightning deal sold out quickly, but here comes a sale (not a lightning deal) on a different one. The Veho Muvi K-Series K-2 NPNG kit, model VCC-006-K2NPNG, is on sale for $140 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is a superset of the standard kit that includes a rugged carrying case, and about half a dozen additional accessories.

On the other hand, if you don’t need the extra accessories, the standard kit goes for $135 with free shipping at Adorama (eg if you have Adorama gift certificates or promotional rewards waiting to get spent). If you want to do a detailed comparison of what’s included between the two kits, compare the “What’s In The Box” section on the right side of the Adorama product page between the standard kit and the more expensive kit.

16GB Sandisk SDHC Class 4 for $6.45 with free S&H [and other eBay Offers]

To the Trending eBay Deals we go, where you can get the new condition 16GB Sandisk SDHC Class 4 memory card, model SDSDB-016G-B35, for $6.45 with free shipping. Over 1370 units have been sold so far. It ships from California by eBay seller “allizwell2k10” (99.9%).

Speaking of eBay and storage, the NewEgg eBay store is offering the new condition 4TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable External Hard Drive (with 200GB of Cloud Storage) for $105 with free shipping. Limit five per customer. Nearly 300 units have been sold so far.

Speaking of eBay, the current featured Daily Deal there is the new condition Surface PRO 3 (i7, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, model PU2-00017) offered for $830 with free shipping by eBay seller “Always.Deals” (98%, New Jersey). Over 175 units sold so far per the listing over there.

Might as well turn this post into an eBay round-up. eBay seller “DigJungle” (99.2%, undisclosed USA location) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS STM lens for $149 with free shipping. There is no mention of warranty in the listing, so assume there is none!

Used Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 Di-II VC for $269 + S&H (Nikon)

The older non-stabilized Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 Di-II goes for $300 in new condition at authorized dealers, with some free accessories (eg Adorama). However, if you want to get the stabilized version, the new condition price is $649. However (oh no, breaking the golden rules of writing, two Howevers in a row!), if you are comfortable with used lenses…

Adorama is offering the stabilized version of the lens (“VC”) in “Used – Excellent Minus” condition in the Nikon mount for $269 plus shipping (under $10 for most zipcodes), and in “Used – Demo” condition in the Canon mount for $299 plus shipping (under $10 for most zipcodes).

Adorama offers a 90-day warranty of their own on used items they sell on their website.

(ENDED) Ansel Adams 2017 Wall Calendar for $5

As of a 2/14/17 re-check the price increased to $10…

February is a great time for discounts on annual calendars, which brings us to the printed physical Ansel Adams 2017 Wall Calendar on sale for $5 each, with a limit of up to four units per customer. Free 2-day shipping with Prime. Calendars are often classified under the Books umbrella, so if you are not a Prime member, you would only need $25+ to get free shipping (double check in the shopping cart as always).

This is currently the #1 best seller among Photography books at Amazon.

Pre-orders open: two new Sony FE Primes (85/1.8, 100/2.8 OSS)

UPDATE 2/9/17: the two lenses and flash Sony announced on Tuesday are now available for pre-ordering:

+ Sony FE 85mm f1.8 for $600
+ Sony FE 100mm f2.8 STF GM OSS for $1500

Also coming along for the ride is the Sony HVL-F45RM Wireless Radio Flash for $400, with the same pre-order date as the two lenses above.

These two have been added to the New Cameras and Lenses of 2017 reference page.

Sigma 50mm f1.4 ART + 77mm Hoya Filter + Sigma USB Lens Dock + $34 Rewards for $849 (C/N/A/Si)

With the ever-increasing popularity of 35mm FF cameras, the “normal” prime lenses are becoming “normal” again. At the risk of normalizing bad puns, we abandon this joke, and return to the deals. The new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens is bundled with the Sigma USB Lens Dock AND a 77mm Hoya UV Haze NXT HMC filter AND 4% promotional rewards (about $34~ to be used in future purchases) at B&H Photo as another one of their WPPI 2017 specials (use your browser’s in-page search feature to look for “Sigma” to see them all). This is available in the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Sigma SLR systems.

Refurbished Nikon D5500 w/18-55 DX VR II and 90-day warranty for $499

There are many Nikon APS-C DSLRs in the market, and one has various factors to triangulate between newness of model and features and price and condition. One “take pictures with” kit that triangulates down the middle is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5500 with 18-55mm DX VR II offered for $499 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty from the buyDig ebay store. Limit up to five units per customer. Nearly 500 units got sold so far from this eBay listing.

In new condition, this kit goes for $700 at authorized dealers that bundle it with free accessories, eg Adorama.

Refurbished w/1yr warranty DJI Phantom 3 Standard with 2.7K Video for $399

More eBay Deals action, it’s the attach of the drones, but without George Lucas involved, the official DJI ebay store is offering the manufacturer-refurbished with a 1-year warranty DJI Phantom 3 Standard with 2.7K Video for $399 with free shipping. Limit up to five units per customer. Over 1800 units got sold from this listing so far.

Benro TAC008AP0 Active Aluminum Tripod with P0 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head for $30 w/FS

And now a tripod doorbuster of sorts, B&H Photo is offering the Benro TAC008AP0 Active Aluminum Tripod with P0 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head for $30 with free shipping. If your order total crosses $49, then you get the faster “free expedited shipping”. No coupon/rebate is needed for this offer, which is one of their many WPPI 2017 specials.

128GB SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-I SDXC V30 for $54 with coupon

If you like fast and furious SDXC memory cards, the 128GB SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-I SDXC Memory Card (V30) drops down to $54 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo when you enter coupon code BHWPPI17 over there. This is model SDSDXXG-128G-ANCIN. Offer ends 2/12/17.

Speaking of Sandisk and storage, to the eBay Deals we geaux, where the official Best Buy eBay store is offering the new condition 256GB SanDisk Cruzer USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $44 with free shipping or free store pickup (where available/possible). Limit up to three units per customer. Note that this is a USB 2.0 drive.

Speaking of eBay and Sandisk, the official NewEgg eBay store is offering the new condition 480GB SanDisk Z410 2.5″ SATA III N/A Internal Solid State Drive (model SD8SBBU-48) for $115 with free shipping with a limit of up to five units per eBay user.

Canon Pixma PRO 100 Printer with 50pk paper for $80 after coupon and $300 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC)

If you want the Canon Pixma PRO 100 printer but don’t need a DSLR bundle, B&H Photo is running a WPPI 2017 promotion on the printer on its own, bundled with its trusty sidekick (50pk SG-201 13×19″ photo paper). You must enter coupon code BHWPPI17 at checkout for this offer. You pay $380 at checkout, receive the order, make sure all is well, submit the mail-in rebate following instructions and deadlines, and if all is well, after a few weeks, you receive a $300 prepaid American Express gift card, making it an $80 after $300 MIR promotion. Offer ends 2/12/17.

For more action, check the on-going WPPI 2017 Specials at B&H.