Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT Flash with Diffuser, Cord, Charger, Batteries for $249

The Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT Flash is bundled with three freebies at Adorama for $249 with free expedited shipping: a Flashpoint Mini Soft Box Diffuser for Shoe Mount Flashes, AND a Flashpoint TTL-Off Camera Flash Cord for Canon EOS, AND a 4-slot Power2000 with four AA 2900 mAh batteries included.

If you don’t need the extras, you can instead get 4% promotional rewards (about $10 to be spent in the future) at B&H Photo.

Or if you are a Prime member paying with either the Amazon Chase VISA or the Prime Store credit card, you can get $12.50 back as a statement credit at Amazon.

Vanguard ABEO Pro 284ATB Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head for $200

The Vanguard ABEO Pro 284ATB Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head is on sale for a limited time for $200 with free standard shipping at B&H Photo as one of their many Mother’s Day specials that started going live yesterday [all the Saturday posts here].

Speaking of tripods, they are offering the MeFOTO BackPacker Travel Tripod (Yellow) for $99 with free expedited shipping as another limited time offer.

In other action, B&H Photo offers this year’s new iPad for $299 with free shipping in the 32GB Wifi-only model, with three colors available. This year’s model is a 9.7″ 2048 x 1536 with the Apple A9 and TouchID.

Speaking of Apple and B&H, they are offering the Apple 12″ MacBook (Early 2016, Rose Gold) for $1199 with free expedited shipping. This is model MMGL2LL/A, with Core m3, 8GB RAM, 2304 x 1440 12″ LED IPS, etc.

Bag the Bags: AmazonBasics Trekker Camera Backpack for $44, and Many More! (Lowepro, Thule, Tenba, Ape, Manfrotto, etc)

And now the moment you have (probably not) been waiting for. A new “Bag the Bags” round-up, in fast-paced format. Free shipping unless otherwise indicated below (keeps the entries shorter and more readable/skimmable)

+ AmazonBasics Trekker Camera Backpack for $44~ in black, blue or orange (limit ten per color per customer) at Amazon by Amazon itself

+ Lowepro Slingshot Edge 250 for $60 at B&H Photo and Adorama

+ Thule Perspektiv Compact Sling for $40 at B&H Photo

+ Lowepro Scout SH 100 Shoulder Bag for $10 at Adorama
+ Lowepro Scout SH 120 Shoulder Bag for $15 at Adorama

+ Ape Case ACPRO346W Metro Collection Large Camera Case for $27 at Amazon itself (limit 10)
+ free S&H with Prime or $35+ order

+ Lowepro Rezo TLZ-10 Holster-style Bag for $10 at Adorama

+ Manfrotto MB MS-SB-IGR Shoulder Bag for $46 by Amazon itself (limit 10)

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

+ Tenba Discovery: Large Photo/Laptop Daypack (Sage/Khaki for $80 at B&H Photo

+ Timbuk2 Snoop Camera Messenger Bag for $60 at Adorama

+ Lowepro Streamline 250 shoulder bag for $20 at B&H Photo

+ 3-position S-Zone waterproof camera insert for $14 by Amazon itself
+ insert only, not a full bag
+ free S&H with Prime or $35+ order

+ Vanguard Quovio 44 Convertible Backpack/Sling for $110 at B&H Photo

+ Lowepro FORMAT160 Multi-Device Shoulder Camera Bag for $25 by Brandsmart USA on eBay

+ the previously mentioned Case Logic DCB-308 sold out as of this recheck

Green Extreme BG-E20 Battery Grip (Canon 5D IV) for $59

If you are comfortable with 3rd-party battery grips, the Green Extreme BG-E20 Battery Grip for the Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR (replaces Canon’s own BG-E20) is on sale for $59 with free shipping at Adorama which includes for free a ProOPTIC Glass Screen Protector (for the 5D IV, not the grip).

For a recap of some of the newly announced and newly released products, Adorama has created the New in May summary page. Some items on that page are in-stock, some are in pre-order, some are on sale.

Adorama also appears to be experimenting with a new design on their product pages, YMMV if you see it (web experiments are often spread out randomly or based on OS/browser/viewport combos online, Amazon constantly does this to the point of frustration), here’s a screenshot:

In-Stock Now: Manfrotto Nitrotech N8 Video Head (three options)

More in-stock action at Adorama, the Manfrotto Nitrotech N8 Video Head system now have three different options in-stock and shipping at Adorama. The Nitrotech N8 Video Head on its own goes for $500, while the bundle with the 546B Pro Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader goes for $950, and the bundle with the 535 Carbon Fiber Tripod goes for $1180.

On the other hand, if you prefer a Manfrotto appetizer, the MTPIXI-B PIXI Mini Tripod continues for $18~ (limit 10).

GoPro Dual Battery Charger (for HERO4) with Battery Pack for $36

If you prefer to use the official chargers and batteries, the official GoPro Dual Battery Charger (for HERO4) with Battery Pack (model AHBBP-401) is on sale for $36 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit up to three sets per customer. Each set comes with ONE charger and ONE battery. The charger can charge two batteries at a time. It averages 4.6 out of 5 based on over 520 customer reviews.

Vanguard VEO CM-264 4 Section Carbon Fiber Monopod for $80

The action continues at Adorama where the Vanguard VEO CM-264 4 Section Carbon Fiber Monopod is on sale for $80 with free shipping for a limited time.

Speaking of Adorama, good until 5/5/17, they are offering the Apple MacBook Pro 15″ with TouchBar (model MLW72LL/A; i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 2880 x 1800, AMD Radeon Pro 450 GPU, Late 2016) for $2099 with free shipping.

LensShifter (Balanced Focus and Zoom Grip) for $20 with coupon

The LensShifter (Balanced Focus and Zoom Grip for DSLR and Mirrorless Camera Lens) currently has a 20% off clip-on coupon at Amazon.com, dropping the price from $25 to $20. The coupon is easy to use, you simply press the green Clip button and the coupon is automatically applied. You don’t have to type anything. The discount will be reflected in the top right corner of the Amazon Checkout page. Here’s a screenshot if you are not familiar with Amazon’s coupons:

This is available in Blue or Red. With the coupon, the individual colors are cheaper than the 2-pack which goes for $45 and it is not coupon-eligible. These average 4.6 out of 5 based on 28 customer reviews. The maker is “Engineerable”, which also makes a Focus Shifter but there’s no coupon on that one.

96pk EverBrite AAA batteries for $13.60

If you need single-use AAA batteries, good until 4:15pm ET today, you can get a 96pk EverBrite AAA batteries for $13.60 as a lightning deal. This was not included in last night’s Lightning Deals schedule [lots of Neewer lightning/studio offers today] as it was either a last minute addition or it was not in the categories I check every night (I can’t check all categories, there’s a LOT of them).

Speaking of batteries, the previously mentioned 100pk AC Delco single-use AA is going for $12.12 or slightly less if you do “Subscribe and Save”. The AC Delco is Prime-only and limit one per customer. Meanwhile the AmazonBasics 100pk sale ended, they jumped to $24 as of this recheck.

Pelican 1510SC Studio Case with Divider Set, Lid Organizer, TSA Lock, Desiccant Gel for $239

This Pelican cannot fly but it can make sure your camera gear does not fly 🙂 The Pelican 1510SC Studio Case with Divider Set, Lid Organizer, TSA Lock, Desiccant Gel (a B&H bundle) is on sale for $239 with free expedited shipping for a limited time only.

PS: a new keyboard has been installed, the possibility of typos and errors and HTML snafus is elevated in the short term until the human-machine “burn in” takes place 🙂

PowerExtra Charger with 2-Pack Replacement Batteries for Fuji NP-45, Canon LP-E5, LP-E8, Nikon EN-EL19

Powerextra has some of their own replacement batteries on sale. Their bundle include one charger and two batteries of their own. They are as follows:

+ Powerextra 2 Pack Li-ion Battery and Charger for Fujifilm NP-45 NP-45A NP-45B NP-45S for $12

+ Powerextra 2 Pack 7.4V 1800mAh Replacement Canon LP-E5 and Charger for $16

+ Powerextra 2 Pack Replacement Canon LP-E8 and Charger for $19

+ Powerextra 2 Pack Replacement Battery and Charger for Nikon EN-EL19 for $12

These are sold by PowerExtra with the orders fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime members get them in around days for free. Non-Prime members have the usual $35+ to get free shipping.

As usual, be sure to check reviews, and questions and forums and such if you are not familiar with them and the potential restrictions and limitations the OEM manufacturer places on 3rd-party batteries.

Manfrotto MB MS-SB-IGR Shoulder Bag for $46 [updated]

This sale continues as of 5/1/17 recheck: Meanwhile the Manfrotto MB MS-SB-IGR Shoulder Bag for DSLR with Additional Lens (Green) is on sale for $46 by Amazon itself and various sellers. This looks like it may have been a computer-generated price match.

This sale ended: The Manfrotto MB SB390-5BB VELOCE V Backpack is currently on sale for $57 by a 3rd-party seller with the order fulfilled by Amazon. Limit one per customer.<

Both of these WERE Best Buy daily deals, but Best Buy’s daily deal prices are higher, $60 and $50 respectively.

100pk AC Delco single-use AA batteries for $13

The price of the 100pk of AC Delco single-use AA batteries is now down to $13.12 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of one set per customer during the sale. Or you can set up a “Subscribe and Save” which further drops the price, but keep in mind, future Subscribe-and-Save deliveries will be at the future time-of-shipment price, not the current price. You can adjust, postpone or cancel Subscribe-and-Save any time without hassle. These average 4.4 out of 5 based on 900+ customer reviews. This is 7.62 batteries per dollar with the standard purchase and even more with the Subscribe-and-Save price.

It looks like the AmazonBasics AA 100-pack is chasing them downhill in price, they are now going for $13.74 with up to three 100-packs per customer. These come out to 7.28 batteries per dollar.

OSHA disclaimer: you can only use whole batteries. Fractional batteries are mentioned above only for the express purpose of price comparison between the various offers. Do not use fractional batteries. Do not try this at home. Do not eat batteries. Properly recycle or dispose of at the appropriate facilities. Restrictions may apply. This is an out of control paragraph that is totally unnecessary and I need to stop writing it and press publish NOW 🙂

Slik PRO 500 BHX Tripod with PBH-525DS Ball Head for $90

In addition to the previously mentioned Monopod special, Adorama also has a tripod flash sale, the new condition Slik PRO 500 BHX Tripod with PBH-525DS Ball Head (8.8lbs Capacity, 65″ Maximum Height) is on sale for a limited time for $90 with free shipping.

In other Adorama action, check their April Sales and their NAB 2017 specials.

Speaking of which, for two days only, the this Dell XPS 27″ AiO computer (4K Ultra HD Touchscreen All-in-One Computer, Core i7-6700 3.4GHz, 16GB RAM, 2TB HDD, AMD R9 M485X 4GB GDDR5, Windows 10 Home) is on sale for $2000 with free shipping.

3-position S-Zone waterproof camera insert for $14

If you want to convert your favorite bag into a camera base, or further subsection a larger bag or storage case or any other DIY thing you want/need, this 3-position S-Zone waterproof camera insert goes for $14, with the order fulfilled by Amazon. The dividers are removable and repositionable. It averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 29 customer reviews. There’s more like this from other brands, the more time you spend digging through them at Amazon, the more you will find. A repositionable rabbit hole 🙂

The same brand is offering an Earth Day style waterproof canvas camera bag with PU-leather trim for $24. Note that the inside is not an earth-color, it is Coldplay-yellow 🙂