Flashpoint R2 Ultimate Photographer’s Gift for $3000 (C/N)

If you are a fan of the Flashpoint lighting gear, Adorama has created the Flashpoint R2 Ultimate Photographer’s Gift bundle available in Canon or Nikon for $2995 with free shipping. This bundle contains 21 Flashpoint products and a $200 Adorama gift certificate. Yes, that’s 21 Flashpoint products:

+ Flashpoint XPLOR 600 HSS TTL Battery-Powered Monolight (Bowens Mount)
+ Flashpoint Extension Head 600 Ws Flash For The XPLOR 600 (Bowens Mount)
+ Canon/Nikon specific items: Flashpoint R2 TTL Transmitter, Receiver, Streaklight 360, cable
+ Canon/Nikon specific items: Flashpoint Zoom Li-Ion R2 TTL, Zoom R2 with integrated R2 radio
+ Flashpoint eVOLV 200 R2 TTL Pocket Flash
+ Flashpoint 10′ C Stand on Turtle Base Kit, 40″ Grip Arm & Two 3″ Gobo Heads
+ Glow ParaPop 38″ Portable Softbox
+ Glow Speed Ring Adapter to Mount Glow ParaPop on Bowens Mount
+ Glow S-Type Speedlite Bracket With Bowens Mount
+ Glow 31 x 31″ Quick Softbox
+ various batteries and adapters for various products mentioned above

This is a ready-to-go bundle, you just add to cart and proceed. No coupons, no rebates, no manually adding all the items to cart. Just one “add to cart” press 🙂

Pre-order new Element 4K Fire TV Edition HDTVs

If you are a fan of the Amazon ecosystem, you can now place pre-orders for brand new Elements 4K HDTVs with Fire TV built-in (aka Fire TV editions) in 43, 50, 55, and 65 inch sizes, with prices ranging from $450 to $900. Many of them also have a bundle with a free HDTV antenna. The Sound Bar bundles go for more. The shipping estimate is mid-June 2017. Detailed pictures of the TV and remove further down the product pages.

Of photography interest, FireTV has a handful of photo-related apps, including Smugmug, VLC, and a variety of gateway apps by 3rd-parties that offer access to Flickr, Google Photos, OneDrive, file managers, along other mirror/casting apps.

GoPro HERO4 Black + LCD Touch BacPac + Charger/Battery for $299

Bundle up time at B&H Photo! For $299 with free expedited shipping you can get the GoPro HERO4 Black and the GoPRO LCD Touch BacPac and the GoPRO 2-slot Charger with an extra Battery. The freebies are included automatically by B&H while this offer is running. You know an offer is running when you see it mentioned prominently on the product page (screenshot example below)…

Photoshop Week at CreativeLIVE (Free to watch until Saturday)

Good until Saturday (May 20), it is Photoshop Week at CreativeLive with lots of Photoshop-related classes streaming live. It is FREE to watch any of the classes that are streaming/recording for the first time ever, so if you have flexibility with your time, you can watch a LOT of Photoshop classes this week!

Motorola Moto Z for $500 (Unlocked USA warranty)

If you want a factory unlocked smartphone with a USA warranty and GSM compatibility AND like the idea of having optional add-on modules (like the Hasselblad True Zoom camera), the Motorola Moto Z smartphone is on sale for $500 with free shipping at B&H Photo (with free B&H photo/video kit), and by Amazon itself.

On the other hand, if you want to pay a lot less AND want a phone that works with all four major US carriers, B&H Photo is offering the new condition 64GB Moto G4 PLUS with a free B&H photo/video kit for $220 with free shipping. This is available in black or white. The 64GB version also has 4GB of RAM, while the 16GB version has 2GB of RAM, so keep that in mind.

UPDATE: speaking of smartphones, the brand new HTC U11 with its 12mp Ultrapixels and a 90 DXoMark score is now available for pre-order at Amazon by Amazon itself.

BorrowLenses: 10% to 30% off RENTALS coupon + FREE Memorial Day

BorrowLenses are celebrating their 10 years (time sure does fly, they’ve been around for ten years!) and to celebrate, they have a new coupon promotion that gets you 10% to 30% off gear rentals. The coupon percentage increases as the rental order price increases. Also, if your rental period includes Memorial Day (May 29), you will get that day for FREE automatically (their computer system will adjust it automatically).

Everything is explained in this annotated screenshot from their email. If I tried to explain it all with words, it would take ten paragraphs instead of three 🙂

12oz Mango Spot Stainless Steel Lens Coffee Mug (Leica 180 f3.4 Homage) for $12

If you like lens-shaped coffee mugs, and like the Leica-style lenses, but don’t want to pay top bucks for the Leica-branded ones, the Mango Spot brand is offering the 12oz Stainless Steel Lens Coffee Mug, an homage to the Leica 180 f3.4 lens, for $12 by a 3rd-party seller with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so free 2-day shipping for Prime members.

CreativeLIVE: up to 40% off Photography Fundamentals classes

CreativeLIVE is having a new limited time sale, up to 40% off b>! View select Photography Fundamentals classes. No coupon is needed, the sale is factored in on their website while the promotion is running.

OR if you prefer free classes, check the latest ON-AIR SCHEDULE. You can watch any class for free when it is recorded LIVE on their website. After it is recorded, you have to pay to watch it. The upcoming schedule includes classes from Lisa Jacobs, Joel Comm, along with camera guide type of classes (Fuji X-T2, Canon 5D IV, Nikon D750 and D5600, Olympus E-M1 II, Sony a6500, etc).

Note also that PHOTOSHOP WEEK is currently underway. Check the schedule above for classes. It’s the first “On Air” box at the top left corner of the page!

In-Stock Now: Fuji X-T2 Body for $1600

This was a very productive update of the Stock Status Tracker as it produced a handful of In-Stock Alerts, including the new condition Fuji X-T2 body only going for $1600 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to three units per customer. A 3rd-party seller (Wolfe’s) has it in-stock as well among those in the detailed listings.

Or if you are a fan of used, the X-T2 with 18-55 is currently available used for $1662. Keep in mind, used quantities are even more limited than new condition when it comes to “hard to find” camera gear.

In-Stock Now: Fuji X-T2 Graphite body for $1800

If you are a fan of the Fuji X-T2 Graphite body only, good news for you too, it is currently in-stock for $1800 with free shipping at Adorama and by Amazon itself along with various 3rd-party sellers over there… For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker.

In-Stock Now: Fuji GFX-50S for $6500 at multiple places

The floodgates have finally opened for the Fuji GFX-50S, it is now in-stock at multiple dealers for its starting price of $6500 including Amazon itself and various 3rd-party sellers over there, along with B&H Photo and Adorama. When you expand the yellow “Special Offers” section at Adorama, they have a variety of combined purchase discounts if you buy the camera with various lens adapters and accessories.

For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker.

In-Stock Now: Panasonic GH5 body for $2000 [or USED for $1848]

Good news for all of you looking to find the Panasonic GH5 body only in-stock! As of the time of writing the camera is in-stock for its starting price of $2000 at Adorama and by a trio of recognizable eBay sellers, Samy’s Camera (eBay) (Southern California) and Kenmore Camera (eBay) (Washington, the Apple state) and Pixel Connection (eBay) (Ohio).

Meanwhile the estimate at B&H Photo is May 16, 2017, so if you are a B&H fan or have gift cards or rewards or store credit, that’s an option too. Keep in mind the “May 16” is an estimate and can change at any time as the estimates depend on various factors.

On the other hand, if you are a fan of buying used, you can get it for $1848~ in “Used – Like New” condition by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. The listing says damaged original packaging, no cosmetic imperfections, and it has been tested and fully functional (not sure by who, and not sure how much the AWD camera testers know about customers). Amazon offers a 30-day return policy but makes no promise of a manufacturer warranty.

In-Stock now: Fuji X100F for $1300 [also, auction by “real person” in progress]

It is pure coincidence that I’m updating the Stock Status Tracker on Mondays, it’s supposed to get updated a lot more often, but time seems to fly faster and faster these days. Anyway, enough meta-talk, to the Fuji X100F-landia we go…

… where the Best Buy’s eBay store has the silver X100F in-stock for $1300. Limit three per buyer per the listing page.

On the black X100F front, Amazon itself has a May 18 in-stock estimate as of the time of writing. Keep in mind these estimates change over time…

If you are a Prime member and pay with either the Chase Amazon VISA credit card or the Prime Store credit card, you will receive 5% back as a statement credit, which is no small change, it is $65~ given the current price.

If you are not a Prime member, and you pay with the Chase Amazon VISA credit card you get 3% back as a statement credit, around $39. Citibank’s Forward credit card used to offer 5% on Amazon, but unless you are in a grandfathered card that wasn’t switched over, they no longer offer it (as far as I can tell).

On the other hand, if you are a fan of buying used from eBay, an individual has a USED (eBay Auction) that ends on Tuesday at 10:30pm ET. As of the time of writing, the auction price is $1125 with 29 bids. Shipping is $12 from the state of MA.

B&N online coupon: 10% off $35+ or 15% off $60+

If you are looking to buy photography or camera books (or any other printed/physical books), especially ones that have the same prices everywhere or rarely go on sale, the Barnes & Noble website has a new coupon, coupon MOREISMORE gets you 10% off orders of $35+ or 15%5 off orders of $60+. Free shipping with $25+ orders, if you spend enough to use the coupon, you’ll get free shipping.

The coupon expires Wednesday night (5/17/17).

Don’t forget to check their Clearance Section for potential bargains.

They have over 660 books under the Photography Clearance section. This is not just books about photography (eg how-tos and learnings) but also books of photography (eg nature, travel, Nat Geo, etc).

Lexar Professional Workflow readers for $20 to $30

A handful of Lexar card readers are on sale again as follows:

+ Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 SD UHS-II USB 3.0 Reader (model LRWSR2TBNA) for $20
+ reads only SD/SDHC/SDXC cards ~ it’s buried in the name

+ Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 CompactFlash USB 3.0 Reader (model LRWCFR1TBNA) for $20

+ Lexar Professional Workflow CR1 CFast 2.0 USB 3.0 Reader (model LRWCR1TBNA) for $30

+ Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (model LRW400CRBNA) for $20
+ this is not a “Workflow” series product

Speaking of Lexar, they have sales on Detachable Kickstand Flash Drives (three options) and Jumpdrive P20 flash drives (two options).

These are not lightning deals. Free shipping for Prime members or with a $35+ order (although sometimes it shows minimum $25, so it may still be in flux, I’m not sure).

3-pack of eBags Small Packing Cubes for $19 after coupon

This is not a dedicated camera bag, but if you like to pack a variety of items, whether on the road or for storage or for travel, the 3-pack of eBags Small Packing Cubes has a 25% off coupon. Coupon code T3UAOKDT drops the 3-pack from $25 to $18.74.

These are available in ten different color schemes, so if you like to color-code things, the ten different colors can be handy. Along with a cheat-sheet to keep track of what the color codes mean 🙂

UPDATE: some of the AmazonBasics packing cubes are also on sale, headlined by a 4-piece in red (two large, two medium) going for $10.21, while the blue goes for $13~.

(GONE!?!?!) Pre-order Samsung Chromebook PRO (Intel processor) for $550

As of 5/16/17, the pre-orders disappeared earlier in the day, and now the page itself has been removed, it is a 404 page…

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Nikon D3400 w/18-55 and 70-300 and Various Extras for $497

The Nikon D3400 two lens kit with the 18-55 and 70-300mm lens is going for $500 at various authorized dealers as part of Nikon’s Mother’s Day promotions. But if you like extra accessories, Adorama is bundling them with the following freebies, still for $497 with free shipping in the black color scheme and the red color scheme.

The freebies:
+ Corel Digital Creative Software Kit – Suite 2 Elite Edition
+ 16GB Lexar SD card
+ Pro Optic 58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit
+ Nikon DSLR Value Pack with Better Pictures in 5 Minutes DVD
+ Slinger Digital Memory Wallet – Holds 12 Cards
+ Pro Optic Complete Optics Care and Cleaning Kit

Fry’s Promo Codes: Vanguard Veo 59″ 5-Section Tripod for $90

Good until Sunday night, the Fry’s Saturday e-mail promo codes that people subscribed to their e-mailing list receive, can get the Vanguard Veo 59″ 5 Section Tripod for $90. The price before the coupon is $150. Limit one per customer. You can get this in-store or online.

PS: you can subscribe at any time to their e-newsletters and get the unique personalized promo codes. You can also unsubscribe at any time.

Dash Buttons 3-Step Money Maker Deal: Buy for $2, Place First Order with Dash Button, Get $5 Store Credit for Future purchase (limit 3)

If you are a fan of the Amazon DASH buttons, this is a three-step money maker deal. Amazon has a Mother’s Day promotion that lets you buy up to three Dash buttons for $2 EACH. After you receive and configure the DASH buttons, AND you place your first order with that particular DASH button, you will receive a $5 credit per DASH button in your Amazon account.

This post became a long and winding mess, more after the jump 🙂

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(ENDED) Sunday Lightning Deals: Fuji Instax Mini 8 Camera, Neewer Strobe, Monolight Studio Kit, Etc

These lighting deals expired… For future ones in the future, check the Amazon Gold Box and Camera & Photo page

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$5 per magazine per year: Outdoor Photographer or Digital Photo

The Weekend Sale at DiscountMags is the “default sale”, “Digital Photo” and “Outdoor Photographer” go for $5 per magazine per year, while “Digital Photo PRO” goes for $9 per year. These are no-autorenewal subscriptions, delivered to US addresses physically. You can independently sign up for 1 to 3 years. Offer good for new subscribers, renewals, and gifts. Offer ends Monday night.

Used Fuji X-T2 body for $1449 + S&H [UPDATED]

UPDATE 5/13/17: the previous listing is sold out but there is a black X-T2 body only kit in the same condition going for the same price. The link below has been updated…

The new condition price for the Fuji X-T2 body only is $1600 at authorized dealers, but if you are comfortable with used camera gear, you can get it in “Used – Demo condition” for $1450 plus shipping at Adorama [UPDATED!]. Used camera gear at Adorama come with a 30-day return policy and a 90-day Adorama warranty. Shipping starts at around $15 and varies slightly by zipcode.

PS: USED items are not eligible for free 2-day shipping and extended returns of the Adorama VIP360 service (their Prime-competitor service). VIP360 also offers a free metal print from AdoramaPIX.