(ENDED) Sunday at 1pm ET Lightning Deals: Kattee Canvas DSLR shoulder bag, 12-inch NIX digiframe

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Pacsafe Toursafe At21 21.5″ Anti-theft Wheeled Carry-on for $100

The Pacsafe Toursafe At21 21.5″ Anti-theft Wheeled Carry-on is currently on sale for $100 with free expedited shipping at Adorama. Offer ends 09/24/15 or earlier if sold out.

(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: Samyang 14/2.8 (C), Joby, Veho, Case Logic, SSD, Bigshot, Nix, etc

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(ENDED) Thur Fry promo codes: 99c SD USB card reader, etc

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(SOLD OUT) Kata KT DL-GP-80 GearPack Micro Backpack for $20

This sold out again… If you missed it a couple of weeks ago, fear not – it is back! The Kata KT DL-GP-80 GearPack Micro Backpack is back in-stock for $20, sold by Roberts LP with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime members get free shipping. Non-Prime members get free shipping with a $35+ order.

Meanwhile if you are planning a $25+ order at Amazon, this tiny AmazonBasics camera bag is now down to $1.20 (was $1.26) each (limit 90). Four of these and the Kata above get you to $25+.

(ENDED) Polsen VM-150 DSLR/Video Microphone for $60

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B+W and Tiffen Neutral Density Filter Sale (33 options)

Adorama has a filters sale, with a total of 33 items participating as follows:

+ B+W Neutral Density Filters (26 options, prices range from $26~ to $99)
+ Tiffen Neutral Density Filters (7 options, prices range from $100 to $180)

Vanguard 263AB-100 Tripod with SBH-100 QR Ballhead for $150 after $50 MIR

We start a tripod mini series. First up, if you are not afraid of mail-in rebates, the Vanguard 263AB-100 3-Section Aluminum Alloy Alta Pro 263-AT Tripod Legs with SBH-100 QR Ballhead is on sale for $150 after a $50 mail-in rebate and with free expedited shipping at Adorama. The PDF rebate form is right there on the product page.

Manfrotto MKBFRA4-BHC BeFree Tripod for $179

The Manfrotto MKBFRA4-BHC BeFree travel tripod is currently on sale for $179 with free shipping in new condition by OneCall.com or if you have Amazon gift cards to spend, by OneCall upon Amazon.

On the other hand, if you are comfortable with open-box purchases, you can get it for $170 with free shipping by Focus Camera on eBay (five units left as of the time of writing) [don’t forget the limited time 5X eBay Bucks offer if you are eligible for that].

Vanguard Alta CA 234AP with PH-33 Pan Head for $80

The tripod party continues, the new condition Vanguard Alta CA 234AP 4-section alum-alloy tripod with the PH-33 pan head is on sale for $80 with free shipping at Adorama or if you have Amazon Gift Cards waiting to be spent, by Adorama upon Amazon.

Aiptek ZAC-STD-5 Tripod for $10 w/free s&h

On the budget tripods front, the Aiptek ZAC-STD-5 is on sale for $10 with free shipping at Adorama. No coupon, no rebate. It averages 3.8 out of 5 based on 38 customer reviews and has 87 answers on customer questions.

(ENDED) Wedn Frys Promo Codes: Sony AAs rechargeables, etc

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(ENDED) Thursday: Lightning Deals: Rokinon 8/3.5 (N), 256GB Sony SDXC, Ape, Pinnacle, Dolica, etc

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Manfrotto Bella Shoulder Bag: $10 to $15 (shipping depends)

They spell it with one “l”, so it’s probably not a Bela Lugosi homage, but let’s get back on track before this runs out of control completely. There are various sales of the Manfrotto Bella shoulder bags. Prices and shipping are intertwined in these, so it depends which one may work better for you. Here we geaux:

+ Manfrotto Bella II charcoal/brown (they call the color “bungee cord”) for $10 + shipping at B&H Photo
+ free shipping if your order total is $49+ – save it for future purchase or get five of these to get free shippings

+ Manfortto Bella II black for $13 with free shipping for Prime members at Amazon.com (seller is Roberts LP, fulfilled by Amazon herself, limit 30)
+ non-Prime members free shipping with $35+ order (which you get to if buy three of these)
+ speaking of Amazon, if you are not tired of Tom Cruise scifi movies, the BluRay+DVD set of “Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow” is on sale for $10 (limit 3)

+ Manfrotto Bella III (because there’s always a newer model) charcoal/brown for $15 with free shipping at B&H Photo
+ same price but shipping is extra in Deep Purple

+ NOTE: B&H will begin accepting orders again on Tuesday at 5:30pm Eastern

8-slot EBL 808 battery charger for $10

And now something for fans of battery charging. The EBL 808 is an 8-slot charger that has been superceded by a newer 12-slot charger ($30), which triggered further discounting on the 8-slot charger, currently going for $10, sold by a 3rd-party seller, with the order fulfilled by Amazon so it is eligible for Prime shipping. There are over 2000 customer reviews but it is pooling multiple products. To see the reviews of only this product, check this filtered review list (over 1500 of them).

If you are planning to buy other items from the same seller, look at the various coupons in the “Special Offers and Product Promotions” further down the product listing page.

(ENDED) Wedn Lightning Deals: Rokinon 14/2.8 (C), Lowepro, Aputure, QNAP, etc

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Fuji FP-100C 3.25×4.25″ Professional Instant Color Film for $9 {limit 10} [Prime only]

The Fuji FP-100C 3.25×4.25″ Professional Instant Color Film is currently on sale for $9 with a limit of ten per customer at Amazon by Amazon actual. At the moment this offer is only available for Prime members, with free shipping… If you are not a Prime member, you can start a free 30-day trial and buy it.

In-stock nao: Lowepro DroneGuard bags for DJI, Parrot, GoPro, etc

Lowepro has a new line of DroneGuard cases and backpacks that as their name suggests, are designed for drones/quadcopters in mind. They have specific models for DJI, Parrot, GoPros and more. All six models are in-stock and ready to ship from Adorama, with prices ranging from $30 to $150. All but the $30 model get free shipping.

(ENDED) Tuesday Lightning Deals: Rokinon 14/2.8 (Nikon AE), Lowepro Flipside, etc

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(ENDED) Mon Fry’s Promo codes: 20pk 5×7 photo paper for 50c

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Weekly Fry’s Promo codes: 70″ Sunpak Tripod for $30, etc

On Sundays, Fry’s has new weekly promo code deals, running from Sunday AM until the close of business on Saturday PM of the same week. So, for the week of September 13-19 (2015) [forgot the link in OP], using the custom promo codes found in individual email subscriber emails, you can get the following – of potential chimera and photon interest:

+ 4pk Tenergy single-use AA batteries for 40c (limit 5)
+ 70-inch Sunpak Ultra 7000TM Tripod/Monopod for $30 (limit 1)
+ Canon Gadget Bag 2400 for $40 (limit 1)
+ various Samsung SSDs
+ end by Sat 9/19/15 or earlier if sold out

(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: QNAP, Case Logic, Sungale, 32GB Sony SD, etc

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Manfrotto 294 Carbon Fiber Tripod with 496RC2 Ball Head for $190

The Manfrotto 294 Carbon Fiber Tripod with 496RC2 Ball Head is on sale for $190 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Offer ends Tuesday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out. B&H has a holiday closing, that’s why this runs for 72 hours – check their website for details and order cut-off points.

Case Logic TBC-302 camera case for $3.19 w/free s&h for all {limit 3}

To average down the four figure prices of the all-new Zeiss Milvus lenses, we have the return of the “$5 Gadget”. For $3.19 with free shipping for all, you can get the black Case Logic TBC-302 camera case, sold and shipped by Amazon itself in frustration-free packaging (typically ships in sturdy cardboard box which you can re-use for other projects). You don’t have to be a Prime member to get free shipping on this one. Limit three per customer. Only this color scheme is on sale.

In yet another twist of the Amazon free shipping labyrinth, this is not eligible for Prime shipping benefits, even though it is sold and shipped by Amazon, and it ships for FREE. And it is not part of the Add-On program. Amazon needs to maintain a live flowchart to help us keep track of the various free shipping twists 🙂

Eagled-eyed readers may have noticed a familiarity with the case. Indeed, it looks very very similar to the previously mentioned AmazonBasics tiny case, which is now down to $1.80. This is part of the Add-On program, so you must place a $25+ order to buy it (regardless of Prime status). I don’t have the Case Logic version, but I have the AmazonBasics case, and it is very small (eg for small/thin P&S digital cameras; see earlier long post). At this rate, I will soon be launching the brand new “$5 Camera Case blog” 🙂

(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: Rokinon 12/f2 (E-mount), Drift Action, Lightdow, Manfrotto, BogGear, etc

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(ENDED) Thur Fry’s promo codes: $5 tripod (B&M), Lenmar AA rechargeables

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AmazonBasics Tiny Camera case down to $1.80

It’s going down in price again. The tiny AmazonBasics Compact Camera Case is down to $1.80 [was $1.89], in new condition, ships in sturdy frustration-free cardbox box, with a limit of 90 units per customer. Still part of the Add-On program… For more on this, check our earlier long and winding post

(ENDED) Thursday Lightning Deals: Pinnacle and Corel software, Kodak AA

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(ENDED) Thur: Hoodman Compact HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder for 3.2″ LCD Screens for $60

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Tue Fry’s Promo Codes: Epson XP420 for $45, etc

The Fry’s promo code offers for Tuesday 9/8/15 including the following:

+ Epson XP-420 small AiO inkjet printer for $45 (limit 1)
+ Bower tablet top tripod (max height 10 inches) for $4 (limit 1)
+ Polaroid waterproof P&S digital camera for $40 (limit 1)
+ 200pk brown basket coffee filters for 99c (limit 1; it’s lighting accessory too!)
+ Adobe Photoshop or Premiere Elements 13 for $55 each (limit 1 of each; in-store only)
+ 12oz hot coffee for $1 – yes, $1 coffee in 2015! – it should go without saying, in-store only 🙂

(ENDED) Wedn: Woot Electronics Mystery Box for $55

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(ENDED) Tuesday Lightning Deals: 8TB WD MyCloud NAS, 750GB WD HDD, etc

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(ENDED) Tue: Makayama Movie Mount Kit with Wide Angle Lens (iPad Air) for $50

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(ENDED) Monday Fry Promo Codes: 50pk 4×6 photo paper for 50c or 20pk for 20c (B&M), etc

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Buy MeFoto Tripod, Get future $50 credit towards Camera/Lens purchase

On the two step front, there is a two part promotion at Amazon.

Step #1: Purchase a MeFoto tripod from a list of 28 options, sold and shipped by Amazon herself (not 3rd-party sellers). The lowest priced ones as of the time of writing are $150.

Step #2: 30 days after your item ships (not 30 days after you place an order), you will receive an email from Amazon that a $50 promotional credit has been added to your account. Details will be included in that email. The $50 credit can be used towards the purchase of cameras or lenses. You have one year to redeem this $50 promotional credit.

Offer ends 9/30/15.

Fry’s Weekly Promo Codes: Tripod, Bag, Printer, SDXC, storage, etc

The new Fry’s has aligned their weekly ads with the retail store standard (Sunday AM to Saturday PM), so the Sunday email promo codes include the weekly offers. In this case, these are good until Saturday 9/12/15 PM or earlier if sold out. Of potential chimera and photon interest:

+ Case Logic KDB-101BK Konstrast Pro DSLR backpack for $60 (limit 1)
+ Canon MG-6220 AiO Photo printer for $65 (limit 1)
+ various storage options (flash drives, HDDs, SSDs, DVD-Rs, etc)
+ Vanguard ALTA PRO 263AB 100 Tripod for $130 (limit 1; in-store only)
+ 32GB Monster C10 UHS-1 SDXC for $9 (limit 2; in-store only)
+ 7-inch Starlight digi photo frame for $15 (limit 1; in-store only)
+ 27 Blu-Ray movies for 90c each (limit 1 each; in-store only) – includes various nature/parks BluRays (Everglades, Badlands, Yosemite, Glacier, Smoky, Acadia)
+ must use the personal promo code found in your email subscription newsletters from Fry’s
+ expire by 9/12/15 or earlier for any that may sell out

(ENDED) Sat Fry’s Promo Codes: refurb Panasonic ZS35 for $100 (B&M), etc

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(SOLD OUT) Manfrotto Advanced Shoulder Bag VII for $20 w/free s&h

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Wedn Fry Promo codes: 16GB Toshi SD for $5, Vivitar Action Cam for $30

The Fry’s promo codes for Wednesday 9/2/15 include:

+ 16GB Toshiba Class 10 SDHC (up to 40MB/sec) for $5 (limit 2)
+ Vivitar Action Cam DVR781HD-SIL for $30 (limit 1; in-store only)

(ENDED) Thursday: Duracell battery sale returns (includes one rechargeable bundle)

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In-stock nao: Manfrotto 290 Tripods & Monopods (15 options)

The Manfrotto 290 line-up of tripods and monopods is now in-stock and ready to ship at Adorama. Free expedited shipping. A total of 15 products have arrived, with prices ranging from $50 to $300.

Bag The Bags: Pelican, Tamrac, Think Tank, etc

And now another round-up of some of the latest camera bag specials (with free shipping unless otherwise indicated):

+ Tamrac 3380 Aero 80 Photo/Laptop Backpack for $50 at B&H Photo
+ Pelican Case sale at B&H (16 options, $63 to $422)
+ Think Tank Photo Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag for $110 at B&H
+ Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 70 V2.0 (Black) for $130 at B&H Photo
+ Crumpler Million Dollar (three options, $70 to $120) at B&H Photo
+ AmazonBasics Compact Camera Case for $1.75 (limit 90; Add-On Program; free shipping with $25+ order (Prime) or $35+ order (non-Prime) by Amazon itself
+ Pelican S140 Sport Elite Tablet Backpack for $50 by Adorama upon eBay (this is also a camera bag – see picture #7)

$150 Mail-In Rebate on Gitzo Tripods (17 options)

If you are fond of Gitzo tripods and not vehemently opposed to mail-in rebates, their mail-in rebate promotion is good until 9/30/15, offering $150 mail-in rebates on eligible Gitzo tripods. A total of 17 items are participating at Adorama, with prices ranging from $680 to $1450 (after the $150 MIR is factored in). Details on the promotion with the Rebate PDF file where we learn this is a limit two offer during the promotional period.

Sunpak 423PX2 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Compact Pistol Grip Head for $80

From the “Tripods R Us” department (if camera bags have their “Bag The Bags” segment, why not?), the Sunpak 423PX2 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Compact Pistol Grip Head (maximum height 63 inches, maximum weight 15.4 lbs) is on sale for $80 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Tue Fry’s with Promo Codes: Cyberlink PhotoDirector 6 Ultra for $40

Among the Tuesday 9/1/15 Fry’s personal email promo code offers, you can get the Cyberlink PhotoDirector 6 Ultra software for $40, limit one, in-store or at their website (free S&H with a $34+ order)… Meanwhile, in-store only, 4-packs of Tenergy AA or AAA NiMH rechargables go for $3 each (limit 4).

(ENDED) Tuesday Lightning Deals: 61-inch iKross tripod for $34

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AGFA 3-Piece Professional Filter Kit 49mm for $12

The AGFA 3-Piece Professional Filter Kit 49mm (UV, CPL, Warming) is currently on sale for $12 by a 3rd-party seller with the order fulfilled by Amazon so you get free 2-day shipping if you are a Prime member (or with a $35+ order if not). This is part of a line of 10 different filter sizes, and as a group, they average 4.4 out of 5 based on 400+ customer reviews. Of those, there are 17 customer reviews [filtered review results] on the 49mm model (but it doesn’t average them).

Weekly Fry’s promo code specials: Case Logic, Vanguard

A new week is here, and so are new weekly promo codes at Frys. You need the promo codes that are personally generated for each subscriber to their emailing list. The offers below expire late on Saturday 9/5/15 or earlier if the Force Awakens or if they sell out… Of potential camera and photo interest:

+ Case Logic SLRC-206 SLR Camera and Laptop Backpack for $45 (limit 1)
++ Amazon only partially price-matched this, it goes for $55 there
++ speaking of Case Logic, the Case Logic DCB-309 (different model) is on sale for $51 at Amazon

+ 61-inch Vanguard ESPOD CX 203AGH tripod for $50 (limit 1; in-store only)

+ various flash drives, microSDs, etc
+ also MicroUSB to OTG cable for 99c (limit 3)

Monoprice Carbon Fiber Tripod for $114 w/free s&h

Good until the end of day on 8/30/15, Monoprice is offering their own Carbon Fiber Tripod (Monopod Expert Series) for $114 with free shipping. This is product number 12152. It only has one review so far, so perhaps for the explorers and the early adopters and the curious.

Ending at the same time as well, coupon code SUMMER10 gets you 10% OFF Site-Wide over there, and they offer free shipping on orders of $75+. The usual coupon exceptions apply. They have a variety of affordable camera & photo (and obviously tech) accessories.

Details on the small $1.99 AmazonBasics camera bag

This is the update that was promised, the previously mentioned small AmazonBasics camera bag, currently going for $1.99 (limit 90, part of the Add-On program) has arrived. It is indeed a small bag, for small thin P&S cameras. Most older P&S cameras are probably too thick or too big to fit. It is perhaps best suited if you want to store memory cards, flash drives, small camera remote controls and other small accessories and things you don’t want to lose – in their own padded zippered bag.

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