MeFOTO GlobeTrotter Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit for $296

Tripod action at Adorama, the MeFOTO GlobeTrotter Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit is on sale for $296 with free shipping until 2/28/17 or earlier if sold out.

While at Adorama, they are also offering the Rotolight NEO On-camera LED Lighting Fixture for $250 with free shipping until 2/27/17 or earlier if sold out.

Tuesday Daily Deals: Altura 8mm f3.5 fisheye (C), Olympus ECG-3 Grip, B+W, Pelican, Fotodiox, CowboyStudio, Action Cams, Etc

Reading Week (I’m just calling it that when there are many books int the Books lightning deals section) is over. Tuesday’s headliners are a 3rd-party 8mm f3.5 fisheye lens for Canon, the official Olympus ECG-3 grip, and a handful of accessories from a variety of manufacturers…

REFERENCE LINKS

+ all the Amazon Gold Box lightning deals
+ Cameras Only: Old School or New School
+ Electronics: Old School or New School
+ summary of all the Prime Benefits

THE LIGHTNING DEALS

+ starts 5:24am ET: Noontec-TerraMaster D5-300 USB3.0 Type C 5-Bay Raid Enclosure USB3.0 (5Gbps) Support RAID 5 Hard Drive RAID Storage (Diskless) (price before sale $250)

+ starts 5:49am ET: Movo GH800 Carbon Fiber Professional Gimbal Tripod Head with Arca-Swiss Quick-Release Plate (price before sale $200)

+ starts 6:34am ET: Altura Photo 160 LED Camera Light – Professional Dimmable Studio Light Panel with Battery, Charger and Carry Case (price before sale $40)

+ starts 9am ET: Aquadome Professional GoPro Dome Port Housing (price before sale $99)

+ starts 9am ET: Pelican 1400 Case with Foam for Camera (price before sale $72)

+ starts 11:34am ET: DIGIANT 50 Inch Aluminum Camera Tripod + Universal Tripod Smartphone Mount (price before sale $16~)

+ starts 1:49pm ET: Gear-Pro High-Definition Sport Action Camera (price before sale $53)

+ starts 3:04pm ET: CowboyStudio Premium Mega Cloth White Backdrop 10 x 12 Feet, Wrinkles Free (price before sale $53)
+ does not mention Thread Count ๐Ÿ˜‰

+ starts 3:19pm ET: Fotodiox Pro 5×7′ Soft Diffuser Collapsible Disc Panel Kit with Stand Support, for Outdoor and Studio Lighting (price before sale $90)

+ starts 3:54pm ET: 4pk Altura Photo Neoprene Pouch Set for Lenses (price before sale $18)

+ starts 6:14pm ET: Fotodiox Pro LED 98A with Video Lighting Bracket, Photo / Video Dimmable LED Light Kit, Sony Type Battery, Color Temperature 5600K, + Tungsten Gel (price before sale $66_

+ starts 6:34pm ET: Altura Photo 8MM f/3.0 Fisheye Lens for Canon (price before sale $180)
+ this is an actual lens, not a converter
+ gold box link points to Canon; I don’t know if the Nikon will be discounted as well

+ starts 7:14pm ET: NAXA Electronics NF-1000 10.1-Inch TFT LCD Digital Photo Frame (price before sale $65)

+ starts 7:29pm ET: Xit XTHC60 Large Hard Photographic Equipment Case with Carrying Handle and Wheels (Black) (price before sale $70)

+ starts 7:49pm ET: Aluratek ADMSF310F 10-Inch Digital Photo Frame (price before sale $68)

+ starts 7:54pm ET: B+W 65-073102 77mm Neutral Density 0.9-8x Filter #103 (price before sale $65)

+ starts 7:54pm ET: Olympus ECG-3 Grip for the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II (price before sale $60)

+ starts 8pm ET: Ape Case ACPRO346W Metro Collection Large Camera Case (price before sale $44)

+ starts 8:09pm ET: Movo GH400 Carbon Fiber Hybrid Gimbal Tripod Head with Arca-Swiss Quick-Release Plate (For Ball Heads) (price before sale $130)

+ starts 8:24pm ET: 6pk EBL 5000mAh Ni-MH Rechargeable C Batteries (price before sale $23)
+ these are actual C batteries, not C-sleeves

+ starts 8:24pm ET: Sony ACVQV10 AC Adaptor/Charger -Black (price before sale $100)

+ starts 8:29pm ET: Meade Instruments Infinity 50mm AZ Refractor Telescope (price before sale $40)

+ starts 8:29pm ET: Orion 10034 GoScope II 70mm Refractor Travel Telescope Moon Kit (price before sale $90)

+ starts 8:34pm ET: Dolica LX600B502DS Ultra Premium Professional 60-Inch Lightweight Aluminum Alloy Tripod (Black) (price before sale $144)

+ starts 8:44pm ET: Celestron 21038 Travel Scope 50 Telescope (price before sale $50)

+ starts 8:44pm ET: LensShifter Blue – Balanced Focus and Zoom Grip (price before sale $25)
+ there is also a 25% off Clip-On coupon on its product; I don’t know if it will be stackable with the Lightning Deal discount – maybe you can clip the coupon now so it’ll be loaded on your account when the lightning deal goes live?

ELSEWHERE at AMAZON

+ NEW additions are added at the bottom of this segment throughout the day (when available/possible)
+ 4pk XCSOURCE Neoprene Lens Bags (four different sizes included) for $11
+ Fujifilm INSTAX Wide 300 Instant Film Camera for $85
+ AmazonBasics Electronic Flash for DSLRs for $28
+ 12pk AmazonBasics Rechargeable AAA batteries for $13
+ 8pk AmazonBasics Rechargeable AAA batteries for $10
+ Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball for $28
+ Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for $47
+ Six Month Prime Student Free Trial (must be eligible for “Prime Student”)
+ Battlestar Galactica Complete Series on BluRay for $36 (UK Import but it is not region locked – see reviews)
+ 100pk AmazonBasics single-use AA batteries for $24
+ Mad Max: Fury Road /Fury Road Black & Chrome Double Feature BluRay (price before sale $14.55)
+ 34-Inch Screen LG LED-lit Monitor (34UC87M-B) for $673~
+ ASUS K501UW-AB78 15.6-inch Full-HD Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7, GTX 960M, 8GB DDR4, 512GB SSD) for $799
+ 12pk Health Warrior Protein Bar Dark Chocolate Coconut Sea Salt for $13~ (less with Subscribe-n-Save) – PRO TIP: do not give these to models before the photoshoot – the chia seeds will ruin their smile ๐Ÿ™‚
+ 3 lbs of Wonderful Pistachios (Salt and Pepper) for $17 (Prime only)
+ 8pk AmazonBasics 9V single-use batteries for $10 (or $9.50 with Subscribe and Save; ADD-ON item)
+ Office 365 Personal 1-Year Subscription for $51 (limit 3)
+ 100pk Twinings Earl Grey Tea Bags for $10~ (Jean Luc Picard NOT included)
+ 48pk AmazonBasics single-use AA batteries for $12.50 (or less with Subscribe-n-Save)
+ 6pk TCP A19 60W-equivalent LED light bulbs for $12 (Daylight or Soft White)
+ 8pk AmazonBasics AAAA (four A) single-use batteries for $4.50 (Add-ON item)
+ UE BOOM 2 Phantom Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker for $107 (limit 3)
+ โ€œWildlife Spectacles: Mass Migrations, Mating Rituals, and Other Fascinating Animal Behaviorsโ€ hardcover book by Vladimir Dinets for $3.86 in physical printed book (not Add-On, so free S&H for Prime members), or $2 in Kindle et al
+ $250 Amazon Gift Card with Holiday Teddy Bear FREE for $250 (limit 3; don’t look now but we are already just ten months away from the Holidays!)
+ ASUS F556UA-AB54 NB laptop (15.6″, FHD, i5-7200U, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, DVD burner, VGA, HDMI, Ethernet, various USBs, card reader, W10, etc) for $529
+ 64GB Samsung USB 3.0 Flash Drive Fit (MUF-64BB/AM) for $19 (limit 3) or 128GB for $35 (limit 3); these are the really tiny ones
+ 5-port MobiiLink Car USB Charger with Quick Charge 2.0 for $40 (not an Add-On item)
+ Veho Muvi K-Series K-2 NPNG Action Camera Kit for $140
+ GoPRO HERO5 Session and $45 Amazon Gift Card for $299
+ GoPRO HER05 BLACK and $60 Amazon Gift Card for $399
+ Canon MX492 Wireless All-IN-One Small Printer for $45 (Prime only)
+ Anker 10,000 mah Quick Charge 3.0 Portable Power Bank/Charger for $25
+ Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush for $20 (limit 3)
+ Intel NUC Kit NUC6i3SYH BOXNUC6I3SYH Silver/Black for $235 (limit 4)
+ Timbuk2 Leader Pack for $50
+ 6ft Monoprice USB 2.0 extension cable (Male, Female) for $1.21 (not an Add-ON; no limits; PRIME ONLY)
+ Lenovo Yoga Book- FHD 10.1″ Android Tablet (2-in-1, Stylus, Halo virtual Keyboard included) with $100 Amazon Gift Card for $500 or $550 for the Windows version
+ Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Coffee Maker, Programmable BrewStation Dispensing Coffee Machine (47950) for $40
+ Taylor Precision Products Digital Minute/Second Timer for $3.67 (ADD-ON item)
+ Sling Blade (Bluray + Ultraviolet Digital HD for $5
+ Alexa Voice Orders Only, H&R Block 2016 Deluxe + State for $20
+ 8pk of Panasonic Eneloop AA 2000 mAh rechargeables, model BK-3MCCA8BA, under $16
+ Apple Earpods with Lightning Connector for $18 (PRIME ONLY; make sure Amazon itself is the seller to avoid fakes)
+ GHB Photo Studio Folding Portable Shooting Tent Kit LED Light with White and Black Background for $14
+ A Field Guide for Science Writers: The Official Guide of the National Association of Science Writers (2nd Edition; Kindle; 337 pages) for $3
+ Nikon Coolpix A900 superzoom (35X) for $366
+ 27oz F&M Coffee Press and Two cups for $8 (ADD-ON)
+ certified refurbished 29-inch Ultra Wide Curved Samsung S29E790C WFHD LED-backlit Monitor is offered for $310
+ 64GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Card with Adapter (Grey/Red, Standard Packaging, model SDSQUNC-064G-GN6MA) for $16 (limit 3)
+ Sony Xperia X Compact (32GB, Unlocked, USA warranty) for $300 (limit 3)
+ Moto XT1644 G4 Plus Android phone (4GB RAM, 64GB storage, Unlocked, USA warranty; limit 3 per color)

Duracell Batteries Rewards are back at Office Depot (Sun to Sat)

The Duracell Batteries Penny (+ Sales Tax) After Rewards promotion is back at Office Depot and Office Max stores. You can find the offer online at their Rewards page and in-store in their Weekly circular ad. The terms are as before, you can buy one or two 16-packs of Duracell single-use AA or AAA batteries, and get back the purchase price (minus one penny) in Rewards a few weeks later. The Sales Tax amount is NOT included in the Rewards amount. Rewards do not roll over, so don’t pay with rewards if you expect to get rewards on the offer. These Rewards will arrive separately from their monthly rewards (a good thing because monthly rewards are only issued in $10 increments). Offer runs Sunday 2/19 until the close of business on Saturday 2/25/17.

(ENDED) Monday Daily Deals: 256GB Lexar SDXC, Neewer, Fotodiox, Tiffen, Drobo, Etc

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Bag The Bags with Free Shipping starting with a $13 Tamrac

Bookmarking the Tripod round-up, how about a Camera Bags round-up? The ones mentioned below are all at Adorama and all come with free shipping:

+ Tamrac 3535 Express 5 Camera Bag, Ultra-Compact Messenger Bag, Black for $13

+ Brenthaven Collins Sleeve, 13″, Indigo for $13 (for laptops/tablets; not cameras)

+ Lowepro Toploader 45 AW Bag for $15

+ Tenba Lightweight Messenger Camera Bag for $50 in Olive or Black (but not Orange)

+ Case Logic SLRC-206 SLR Camera/Laptop Backpack Case for $65

+ Think Tank 484 Airport Helipak Backpack for DJI Phantom Quadcopter for $120

+ Tamrac Corona 26 Backpack, Black for $140

Tripods round-up: Manfrotto XPRO for $70; 3Pod Anodized + LED Light for $100; Etc

In this post, we round-up some Tripod offerings (with free shipping):

+ Manfrotto XPRO Land Aluminum Monopod, 5 Sections for $70 at Adorama
+ 3Pod Video Tripod System Anodized Aluminum with 2-way Fluid Head & Quick-Release Plate Kit plus FREE Flashpoint 160 LED – On Camera Light, together for $100
+ Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 Aluminum Tripod Kit for $135

(ENDED) Saturday Daily Deals: X-Rite i1Publish Pro 2, Wacom, Telescopes (Celestron NexStar, Orion), EO1, Etc

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(ENDED) Tenba Messenger Photo/Laptop bag for $38; Phottix Odin (N) for $90; Steiner Bino $270

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8pk Panasonic Eneloop AA for $16

If you go loopy for Eneloop(s), the 8pk of Panasonic Eneloop AA 2000 mAh rechargeables, model BK-3MCCA8BA, is currently going for under $16 at Amazon by Amazon actual. You may be able to get them for slightly less if you sign-up for “Subscribe and Save”. Point of potential number confusion: it’s 2100 recharges, and 2000 mAh. It’s easy to get those two numbers confused ๐Ÿ™‚

Sunpak 423PX2 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Compact Pistol Grip Head for $90

So many cameras, not enough tripods? If that describes your situation, B&H Photo is offering the Sunpak 423PX2 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Compact Pistol Grip Head for $90 with free expedited shipping… This is among their latest Featured sales which include among others the new Google Chromecast Ultra for $59 with free expedited shipping…

(ENDED) Friday Daily Deals: refurb Olympus 40-150 f4-5.6 R, Yongnuo YN468-IIC Flash, Promaster, CowboyStudio, Etc

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(ENDED) Live Lightning Deals: SinnofotoF-3425Z C8X Tripod for $90, SAMTIAN FL-3030 12x12in Flexible LED Lighting Panel for $109

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

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

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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

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(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

This Monday lightning deal expired… In the Amazon Gold Box , ending by 12:34am ET on Tuesday, the Lowepro Hardside 200 Hard Shell Case For DSLRs goes for $79~ with free shipping. The price before the sale was $100 last night when I posted the Nightly Schedule.

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

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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.

Bag the Bags: Manfrotto MBSB390-5BB Stile Veloce V Backpack for DSLRs for $30 w/FS [and More]

Bag the backpacks! The Manfrotto MBSB390-5BB Stile Veloce V Backpack for DSLR is currently on sale for $30 with free shipping at Adorama, one of their latest WPPI 2017 specials. Other bag-related action at Adorama, sorted by ascending prices:

+ Lowepro Scout SH 120 Shoulder Bag for Mirrorless for $20 with free S&H
+ Lowepro Toploader 55 AW Bag for $25 with free S&H
+ Lowepro Scout SH 140 Shoulder Bag for Mirrorless for $30 with free S&H
+ Timbuk2 Snoop Camera Messenger Bag, Small, Cordura Black for $79 with free 2-day S&H
+ Domke Journalist Series Chronicle Cordura Camera Bag for $150 with free S&H
+ Tenba Cooper 15 Bag for DSLR Camera with 3-4 Lenses and Accessories for $170 with free S&H
+ Pelican 1535WD Air Wheeled Carry-On Case with Padded Dividers for $230 with free expedited shipping

PRO TIP: if you want to protect the bags while not in use, you don’t have to buy a dedicated bag for storing camera bags. An unusued trash bag will do ๐Ÿ˜‰

MeFOTO GlobeTrotter Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit for $296 [and more]

For a limited time, Adorama is offering the MeFOTO GlobeTrotter Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit for $296 with free shipping and handling.

In another limited time offer, they offer the Manfrotto PIXI Evo 2 Section mini Tripod (White) for $20 with free shipping.

Speaking of Manfrotto and Adorama, they are offering the Manfrotto 494 Mini Ball Head with Standard Platform for $40 with free shipping as another limited time offering.

For more action, check their WPPI specials which include the X-Rite ColorMunki Accurate Monitor Display Calibration, USB Powered Limited Edition Pink for the Cure for $100 with free shipping. X-Rite will donate 20% of the purchase to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This offer ends 2/12/17.

(ENDED) Wednesday: Rokinon 24/1.5 Cine (EF) $449, three Benro Tripods, Raya Studio Kit $120

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Plan Ahead (February 5-11): Duracell Batteries Rewards offer returns at ODP/OMX

Batteries are included (if buy them that is). If you are a fan of the Duracell Battery Rewards promotions at Office Depot (ODP) and Office Max (OMX) stores, they are returning for the week of Sunday February 5 until the close of business on Saturday 11 in 2017. The terms are the same as before, you can buy up to two 16-packs of AA or AAA, pay full price, and a few weeks later (five weeks or less), you receive the purchase price (minus a penny) as a reward in your ODP/OMX rewards account. The sales tax is not included in the reward. Per the weekly ad on their website, these rewards will be issued separately from the monthly rewards (this means you get the full amount, and not multiples of $10). You cannot pay for the batteries with rewards and get rerwads again (you can’t roll rewards like you could wtih the old Office Max rewards program).

The offer is good for online purchases as well. When the offer activates on Sunday 2/5/17, they will appear on the Rewards page.

Strategically you can combine the purchase of the above with their ink recycling rewards. You get $2 back per ink/cartridge (regardless of size, from the tiny single colors to the elephant size toners), but they only pay regular rewards in multiples of $10 per month, and you need to make a purchase of $10+ (with new money; not rewards) during that particular month. The 16-packs are $14 each, so even one of them gets you over the $10+ prerequisite. You can recycle up to ten cartridges per month and get rewards for them. You can recycle more, but you won’t get rewards for cartridges #11+ for that particular month. Strategically, you recycle the biggest/heaviest and leakiest first, and save the rest for the next calendar month ๐Ÿ™‚