Bag The Bags: Lowepro, Tamrac, Manfrotto, Ruggard, Gura Gear, Pacsafe, Ape, Case Logic, AmazonBasics, etc

And now, we have a new blockbuster edition of the “Bag The Bags” franchise, Episode VII – not yet owned by Disney 😉 First we have the new ones, and then we have the “survivors” from previous round-ups… Some of the B&H offers expire 11/10/15 PM (part of their 2-Day Sale)… Free shipping below unless otherwise indicated (makes it more readable), with the exception of Amazon, where free shipping is with a $35+ order or a Prime membership…

New Camera Bag Offers
+ AmazonBasics Fixed Zoom/Compact System Camera Case at Amazon for $11 (limit 3)
+ Manfrotto Stile Collection: Bella V Shoulder Bag (Black) at B&H for $20
+ Lowepro Passport Messenger Shoulder Bag for Compact Cameras at Adorama for $20
+ AmazonBasics Sling Backpack for SLR Cameras at Amazon for $23
+ Lowepro Pro Runner 200 AW Backpack (Black and Pine Green) at B&H for $30
+ Ruggard Fabric Camera Rain Cover at B&H for $30
+ Tamrac 5546 Adventure 6 Backpack (Grey) at B&H for $45
+ Timbuk2 Snoop Camera Messenger Bag 2014, Small, Cordura Black at Adorama for $50
+ Pacsafe Camsafe V16 Anti-theft Camera Slingpack at Adorama for $60
+ Tenba ProDigital 2.0 Small Messenger Satchel at Adorama for $60
+ Gura Gear Chobe 19-24L Shoulder Bag Kit (Black) at B&H for $140
+ Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+ Backpack (Black) at B&H for $149
+ Manfrotto Travel Backpack + BeFree Travel Tripod Bundle, model MKBFRA4-BH, at Adorama, for $200 after $50 mail-in rebate

Camera Bag Offers Continuing From Previous Posts
+ Lowepro Edit 100 camera bag at Adorama for $7
+ Lowepro Nova Sport 35L AW Shoulder Bag at Adorama for $15
+ Manfrotto Bella III charcoal/brown at B&H for $15
+ Ape Case ACPROLC18 Professional Large Lens Case at Amazon for $23
+ Case Logic SLRC-201 SLR Zoom Holster (Black) at Amazon for $25

Sunpak QSX Ultra Pro Aluminum Tripod for $50

The Sunpak QSX Ultra Pro Aluminum Tripod is on sale for $50 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo, one of their 58 Deal Zone Anniversary Sales ending at the end of day on Tuesday 11/10/15.

Manfrotto MK293A3-D3Q2 Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head for $110

From the Planet of the Tripods, the Manfrotto MK293A3-D3Q2 Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head is on sale for $110 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo as one of their 58 Deal Zone Anniversary Sales ending at the end of day on Tuesday 11/10/15.

PS1: speaking of Tuesday 11/10/15, there is another T-Mobile Uncarrier event!

PS2: other things equal, a new “Bag the Bags” round-up should get posted by the end of day tonight… UPDATE: it has now been posted!

(ENDED) Tuesday Lightning Deals: Canon N, GeekPro, Buffalo, TerraMaster, BenQ, Forta, etc

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(ENDED) Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System for $260

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Fry’s Weekly PromoCodes: Lowepro 350AW, Vanguard

The Fry’s Weekly Promo codes for the week of 11/8 to 11/14 in 2015 include the following items of chimera and photon interest:

+ 61-inch Vanguard ESPOD CX 203AP Tripod for $30 after $10 mail-in rebate
+ Lowepro PROTACTIC 350AW SLR backpack for $98
+ limit one of each, above two offers good online or in-store

(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: 27″ BenQ Photographer Monitor, Lowepro, Tiffen, Corel, Meade, Torkia, Gigastone, Caiul, Goscope, Imorden, Evercase, Jumbl, etc

These lighting deals expired… For future ones in the future, check the Amazon Gold Box (new, giant images version) or Amazon Gold Box (old, widget with arrows version) and Camera & Photo page

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(ENDED) Saturday Lightning Deals: DJI Phantom 3 case, many ePhoto Lighting Kits, etc

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JOBY GripTight GorillaPod Stand for Smaller Smartphones for $18.50

As smartphone photography increases in popularity, so do the accessories. The JOBY GripTight GorillaPod Stand for Smaller Smartphones is now on sale for $18.50 at Amazon by Amazon itself. Check the specs to make sure your smartphone fits as the grip mechanism has limited range… This is not part of the lightning deals…

Altura Photo Lens Cleaning kit for $8 w/free shipping

Things big and small are trending at the eBay Trending Deals and it’s on the small that we focus this post. eBay seller “Digital Goja” (99.9%) is offering a Lens Cleaning Kit for $8 with free shipping (from USA/Miami).

This includes various accessories assembled together Avengers-style: an air blower, a lens cleaning pen, a cleaning brush, a plastic spray bottle (empty), a 50pk of cleaning tissues, and three MagicFiber cleaning clothes. I count eight items, the eBay listing says “9 in 1”. I don’t know if they count the outer package as one item 🙂 Over 3600 units of this got sold so far.

PS: eBay changed the Trending Deals page. In addition to changing the actual url, they also changed the design, so now it’s a “tablety” designe, taking away the middle-button mouse-click, so clicking on the picture of an item opens it in-place. If you want to open in a new window/tab, you have to click on the name of an item below the tablety-sized picture.

(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: Ape Case Pro, Dolica, Canon N

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(ENDED) Walimex Pro Aptaris Universal XL Adjustable DSLR Cage for $200

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58MM Altura Photo 0.35X Wide Angle Macro Fisheye Lens for Canon D-Rebels for $25 w/free s&h

Back to the world’s largest online flea market, where the Digital Goja eBay store (99.9%) is offering the new condition 58MM Altura Photo 0.35X Wide Angle Macro Fisheye Lens for Canon D-Rebels for $25 with free shipping and free returns. Over 4700 units got sold so far from this listing. It has a countdown clock and if that does not get extended, it will end around 3pm ET on Thursday.

ProOptic 4X4 (100mm) Filter Holder Foundation kit + Adapter Ring for $40

The ProOptic 4X4 (100mm) Filter Holder Foundation kit is on sale for $40 with free shipping at Adorama, but that’s not all. When you click on the “See details” of the yellow “Special Offer”, you can select a free ProOptic Adapter ring at the size of your choice (52, 55, 58, 62, 67, 72, 77mm). The 82mm is +$1 instead of free. Here’s an annotated screenshot crop of that:

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(ENDED) Thursday Lightning Deals: Ape Case, EyeFi, Corel, Marrex, etc

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Sanyo Eneloop 2-slot charger with two AA Eneloops for $10 w/free shipping

Do you go loopy over Eneloops? (sorry, that’s the best I could come up with in 20 seconds). Adorama is offering the Sanyo Eneloop 2-slot Travel Charger with two AA Eneloop rechargeable batteries (pre-charged, 1900-2000mah) for $10 with free shipping. As you can tell from the Sanyo brand name, this is an older model, but has a very sold 4.8 out of 5 based on 120 customer reviews at Adorama. It charges two AAs in about 4 hours. More details in the description and the reviews.

This could be a nice introductory gift to rechargeable batteries for people who use single-use batteries – as long as you explain to them that you can’t recharge single-use batteries with them. Perhaps point them to the exploding battery YouTube videos to make sure they “get it” – because a few will probably be tempted to “try it just in case it works”. You know how people are 🙂

Cullmann CONCEPT ONE 622T Aluminum Travel Tripod with Ballhead for $120

Back to the Planet of the Tripods, Adorama is offering the Cullmann CONCEPT ONE 622T Aluminum Travel Tripod with Ballhead for $120 with free expedited shipping… The previous time we posted about this in August it was going for $150…

(ENDED) Wednesday Lightning Deals: Lowepro, Brinno, lots of Movo, DJI, WD, etc

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Various Sales Round-up: 8-slot Ansmann Powerline Battery Charger for $26 [also: Manfrotto, Case Logic, Acer 23.8″ for $135]

On the battery charging front, the 8-slot ANSMANN Powerline Battery Charger is currently on sale for $26~ at Amazon by Amazon itself. You can charge 1 to 8 AA or AAA batteries. It averages 4.8 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. It also has a USB charging socket (powering the charger via USB). Free shipping for Prime members, or with a $35+ order for non-Prime.

While we are at Amazon, the Case Logic SLRC-201 SLR Zoom Holster is on sale for $25~, with the same free shipping terms as usual (see above).

Also while digging into their various sales there, the new condition Manfrotto MK290DUA3-BHUS 290 Dual Ball Head Kit (Black) is on sale for $200 with free shipping.

More digging, this brand new 23.8-inch Acer R240HY computer monitor goes for $135 with free shipping. It is an IPS 1920 x 1080 with three inputs (HDMI, DVI-D, VGA – see picture #4). It is currently the best seller among new Monitor releases over there.

On the utilitarian front, the Canon RF-3 Body Cap for EOS cameras goes for $5.89 with a limit of 30 per customer. This is part of the Add-On program, so you must needs place an order of $25+ (otherwise their shopping cart won’t let you purchase it).

Another single-figure item, the NEEWER Netural Grey Gradual ND-Grads 67mm Filter goes for $6.64 with a limit of 30. Shhh, don’t tell Amazon – this is not part of the dreaded Add-On program 🙂

NOTE: these are random sales, they are not part of the Tuesday Lightning Deals.

Lowepro Nova Sport 35L AW Shoulder Bag for $15 w/free s&h (pepper red)

Who said camera bags should be boring? How about a fiery pepper-red camera bag? The Lowepro Nova Sport 35L AW Shoulder Bag is on sale for $15 with free shipping at Adorama. You can buy as many as you like. If the order total is $49+, it gets upgraded to free expedited (faster) shipping.

(ENDED) Tuesday Lightning Deals: Accessories and Accessories

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(ENDED) Manfrotto Stile Collection: Bella V Shoulder Bag for $20 w/free shipping (limit 3; Tue only)

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(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: Samsung DV180, Corel, Neewer, Celestron, Vixen, GeekPro, etc

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(ENDED) Sunpak QSX Ultra Pro Aluminum Tripod for $50

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(ENDED) Monday Fry’s Promocodes: 20pk 8.5×11″ photo paper for $1, $5 Vivitar tripod, etc

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(ENDED) Fujitsu 4-slot charger with 4 AA 2100mah for $11.50

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Weekly Fry’s Promo Code Offers: refurb Pana ZS35, Vanguards, Wolverine

For the week of November 1-7 in 2015, email subscribers to the Fry’s e-mail newsletters can use their unique (personal) promo codes to get their weekly offers, which include:

+ refurbished Panasonic ZS35 with card and case for $100
+ limit one, in-store only
+ this is a recurring offer

+ Vanguard Expandable SLR Backpack (UP-RISE II 34) for $55
+ limit one, in-store or online

+ Vanguard ALTA CA 204AGH 61″ max height Tripod for $55 after $15 mail-in rebate
+ limit one, in-store or online

+ Wolverine F2D MIGHTY – 7 in 1 Film to Digital Converter for $89
+ limit one, in-store only

+ 4pk Battery World AA single-use batteries for $0.25 total
+ limit 8 (4-packs I assume), in-store only

+ various storage and tech offers as usual

(ENDED) Sunday Lightning Deals: Panasonic FZ200, Manfrotto, Kata, etc

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(ENDED) LensCoat RainCoat RS (Rain Sleeve) for $60

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50-Inch AmazonBasics Lightweight Tripod w/Bag for $15

This is both a discount and a new release. The brand new AmazonBasics 50-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag is now down to $15 (regular price is $20) at Amazon by Amazon herself with the usual limit of 30 per customer. It has a 3-way head with 3-section legs. The gallery pictures show close-ups of the relevant parts and bits, along with an overview in the product description. The usual shipping terms apply (free 2-day for Prime, or free super-saver with $35+ orders for non-Prime).

In-stock nao: 360Heros GoPro holders for VR (3 options, start at $500)

If your interests intersect at GoPro and Virtual Reality, the 360Heros Plug-n-Play Holders for GoPro with Mount/Stand are now in-stock at B&H Photo. There are three configurations. The 6-slot holder goes for $495, the 7-slot holder goes for $595, and the 10-slot holder goes for $745… GoPro cameras are NOT included. This is only the holding/mounting mechanism…

Manfrotto 290 Xtra Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit for $300 after $50 MIR (two options)

The Manfrotto 290 Xtra Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit is offered in two different options (with MH804-3W 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head or 496RC2 Compact Ball Head with RC2 QR) for $300 after a $50 mail-in rebate with free shipping at B&H Photo. Offer ends 10/31/15.

(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: B+W, Joby, Pyle, CaseLogic, Triggertrap, accessories, etc

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66-inch Takama 3-Section Tripod w/Fluid Head for $50

The 66-inch Takama 3 Section Video Tripod with Fluid Head is currently on sale for $50 with free shipping at Adorama.

3Pod Monopod for $70, Tripod for $100, Ball Head for $80

Adorama has a couple of 3Pod specials on sale with free expedited shipping as follows:

+ 3Pod P5ARH 5-Section Aluminumn Compact Reversable Travel Tripod with K3 BallHead for $100

+ 3Pod PM3A Aluminum 4-Section Monopod (max height 69″) for $70
+ yes, the irony of a Mono-pod with a brand name 3-Pod is not lost on me 🙂

UPDATE: One more 3Pod item from Adorama, the 3Pod H5 Ball Head with Quick Release Plate is on sale for $80 with free expedited shipping.

Tascam DR-60D MKII Portable Recorder for DSLR + Audio T. ATH-M50x for $230

For the DSLR audio crowd, Adorama has created a bundle, for $230 with free expedited shipping, you can get together, without coupons, without rebates, both the Tascam DR-60D MKII Portable Recorder for DSLR _AND_ the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones. Offer ends by 11/10/15.

Gitzo Series 2 GK2580TQD Traveler Carbon Fiber Tripod for $900

From a $2 item, we now jump all the way to $900, that will get you the Gitzo Series 2 GK2580TQD Traveler Carbon Fiber Tripod with Series 2 Traveler Center Ball Head from B&H Photo with free expedited shipping.

(ENDED) Thursday Lightning Deals: Lowepro, Movo, NIX, etc

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Gitzo GM2561T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Monopod for $230

This post is code-named “The Monopods Strike Back!”. The Gitzo GM2561T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Monopod (supports up to 10~ lbs) is currently on sale for $230 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Induro Alloy 8M AT013 Tripod for $66

The Induro Alloy 8M AT013 Tripod is currently on sale for $66 with free standard shipping at B&H Photo… This item is not eligible for free expedited shipping.

Lowepro Edit 100 for $7 w/free S&H

More discounting action, the Lowepro Edit 100 camera bag is down from $10 to $7 with free shipping at Adorama. There are many pictures of it over there, use the gallery arrow keys over there to see pictures of the insides of the bag… For more bag action, check yesterday’s Bag the Bags round-up

In-stock now: AmazonBasics GoPro Tripod Mount for $6.50

The AmazonBasics brand continues to expand with even more items. Now in-stock and shipping for GoPro users is the AmazonBasics GoPro Tripod Mount going for $6.50 with a limit of 30 per customer. Unfortunately it is part of the Add-On program, so regardless of Prime-membership, you need to place a $25+ order, otherwise the shopping cart will Mutombo (v) any attempts at completing the purchase.

But there are some easy ways to get to $25+ (Prime order threshold) or $35+ (free S&H for non-Prime), including this 200x (slower) 32GB Lexar SDHC w/Memory Card Wallet for $10 or some discounted camera bags (page down to the “Camera Bag Survivors” segment and look for Amazon as the seller or shipper). [I need to do another “Add-On” round-up since the previous one got stale – since items come and go and prices and Add-On status changes, sometimes often]

(ENDED) Wednesday Lightning Deals: Joby, Movo, GeekPro, EBL, Duracell, etc

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Bag the Bags (Blockbuster Edition): Tamrac, Crumpler, Timbuk2, Pelican, Case Logic, Think Tank, Slinger, Tenba, Brenthaven, Manfrotto, Sony, Lowepro, Ape, etc

In this “blockbuster edition” of the recurring “Bag the (Camera) Bags” segment, we start with the latest new offers, and then we round-up some of the older offers that either continue or have returned. Because all those cameras and lenses need their own bags and they can get pretty territorial. Have you seen two DSLRs fight over a nice camera bag? It can get ugly – sensors may get scratched 🙂

New Offers at Adorama
+ free shipping unless otherwise indicated below
+ in price order
+ names trimmed to fit one line per bag for readability

+ Tamrac 5513 Adventure Zoom 3 Holster Case for $15

+ Tamrac 5371 Travel Pack 71 Compact Photo Backpack, Blue for $25
+ also by Adorama via Amazon (if you have Amazon Gift Cards or Promotional Credit)

+ Crumpler 4 Million Dollar Home Shoulder Bag (Navy/Rust) for $30

+ Pacsafe Camsafe V3 Anti-theft Camera Top Loader Bag for $50

+ Timbuk2 Informant Camera Sling Medium, Diablo for $50

+ Pelican S140 Sport Elite Tablet Backpack Green for $50

+ Case Logic DCB-319 SLR Camera Backpack for $70

+ Think Tank Retrospective 40 Shoulder Bag, Blue Slate Cotton Canvas for $70

+ Think Tank Retrospective 40 Shoulder Bag, Black Polyester for $80

+ Slinger BigBag Video Handbag XL with wheels for $120

+ Tenba Roadie II Executive Backpack, Black for $130

+ Brenthaven Broadmore Large Brief for $150

Camera Bag Survivors at various retailers
+ earlier offers that are still alive or have returned
+ various retailers offering them
+ free shipping unless otherwise indicated below
+ in price order

+ Lowepro Edit 100 Bag for $7 $10 at Adorama [PRICE DROP!]

+ Sony LCS-U11 Soft Carrying Case (Black) for $7 + Shipping at B&H Photo

+ Manfrotto Bella II Style Shoulder Bag (MB SSB-2BB) for $13 by Roberts LP via Amazon (Prime or $35+ for free S&H)

+ Sony LCS-EBB Body Case for the Sony a5100/a5000 for $14 at Adorama

+ Manfrotto MB SV-MWM-15BI Allegra 15 Messenger (Blue) for under $15 at Amazon (Prime or $35+ for free S&H)

+ Lowepro Nova Sport 35L AW Shoulder Bag for 1-2 Pro DSLRs with Attached Lens in the Pepper Red for $15 at Adorama

+ Manfrotto Bella III charcoal/brown for $15 at B&H Photo
+ same bag in Deep Purple for $15 but plus shipping

+ Lowepro Passport Sling II Camera Bag (Black/Red) for $17 at Adorama

+ Ape Case ACPROLC18 Large Lens Case for $23 at Amazon by Amazon itself (Prime or $35+ for free S&H)

+ Tamrac 5723 Zuma 3 Photo/iPad/Netbook Bag, Black/Burgundy for $25 at Adorama

+ Tamrac 5784 Evolution Messenger 4 Photo/Laptop Bag, Black for $35 at Adorama

+ Lowepro Classified Sling 220 AW Bag for $60 at B&H Photo

ProOptic 4X4 (100mm) Filter Holder Foundation kit for $40 w/free S&H

The second wave continues with the ProOptic 4X4 (100mm) Filter Holder – Foundation kit on sale for $40 with free shipping and handling by Adorama.

Tamrac with Free S&H: Zuma 3 for $25 or Evolution Messenger for $35

We have a couple of camera bag doorbusters from Adorama, with free expedited shipping. They are both of the photo + laptop/tablet hybrid kind as follows:

+ Tamrac 5723 Zuma 3 Photo/iPad/Netbook Bag, Black/Burgundy for $25
+ Tamrac 5784 Evolution Messenger 4 Photo/Laptop Bag, Black for $35
+ detailed pictures over there show what you can fit where
+ free expedited shipping
+ offers end by 10/31/15.

Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter for $100

The Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter is currently on sale for $100 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Amazon itself… It looks like a price-match, but without a time-machine I don’t know who “started it” first…

(ENDED) Tuesday Lightning Deals: Wolverine, NIX, Terramaster, Ohuhu, etc

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Monday Fry’s Promo codes: 20pk 5×7″ photo paper for 99c (limit 5)

For the planning ahead crowd, for Monday 10/26/15, the Fry’s email newsletter promo codes include the following offers of potential chimera and photon interest:

+ 20pk 5×7 inch Meritline glossy photo paper for 99c (limit 5)
+ 4TB Buffalo DriveStation USB 3.0 External HDD for $100 (limit 1)
+ pay $39, get $50 iTunes gift card (limit 1; in-store only; 22% discount)

(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: Lowepro, Joby, iOptron, Evecase, Corel, Imorden, etc

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