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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Two Coffee Lens Mugs (Canon 24-105 f4) for $11 total

The burst mode of posts continues! You have to try really hard to convince Dxomark to measure these “lenses”… Among the latest Staples website deals, you can get two Coffee Lens Mugs in the homage-image of the Canon 24-105mm f4 lens, for $11 total. Free shipping to a local store, or free shipping if you are a Staples rewards member. The page says they hold up to 12oz of liquid per lens. Judging by the picture, it looks like they have screw-on lids. These are online only, so there’s no store pickup option. Offer ends by 9/1/15.

Thursday Fry’s promo codes: Tenergy charger, AC Delco AAs, etc

The promo code deals (unique coupon codes for each Fry’s email subscriber) for Thursday 8/27/15 include:

+ Tenergy clamshell charger (up to 4 batteries, various sizes) for $10 (limit 2; B&M only, product page for reference, averages 3.6/5 with 240 reviews at amazon)
+ Bower table top tripod for $5 (limit 1)
+ Duracell 3-in-1 charger for $5 (limit 5)
+ Polaroid waterproof very basic P&S for $40 (B&M only, limit 1)
+ 24pk AC Delco AA or AAA alkalines for $4 (B&M only, limit 2)
+ for Thursday 8/27/15 only, using personal coupons from Fry’s individual emails
+ PS: the Fry’s website is having temporary loading issues (they should get resolved eventually)

AmazonBasics Compact Camera Case drops to $2.09

The small AmazonBasics Compact Camera Case was going for $2.57 when we mentioned it last week. As of the time of writing, it has dropped to $2.09, and Amazon has removed the typical limit of 30 per customer. You can buy up to 90 of these per shopping cart. It is still part of the Add-On program, so you need to place an order of $25+ in physical goods shipped/fulfilled by Amazon, otherwise the shopping cart won’t let you buy it. I am also keeping an eye towards the ever-increasing number of other AmazonBasics camera bags in case they too get discounted.

PS: for more on the Add-On program and such, check the longer post of last week. Because if I try to summarize it, I will end up writing an even longer post 🙂

PS2: I added one of these to my last Amazon order so I can get a better feel of its actual physical size. I will post another post after it arrives… UPDATE: here is the update that was promised, it turned into a long filibustery description

Bag The Bags: Tenba, CaseLogic, KellyMoore, ThinkTank, Pelican, etc

And now the moment you have all (not) been waiting for, a new edition of the “Bag The Bags” segment. Free shipping unless otherwise indicated. This limited time sale is happening at Adorama:

+ Kelly Moore Riva Shoulder Bag (navy color scheme) for $70
+ Case Logic DCB-319 SLR Camera Backpack (Anthracite) for $70
+ Tenba Shootout 14L ActionPack for GoPro for $100
+ Think Tank Urban Disguise 40 Classic Shoulder Bag for $150
+ Think Tank Retrospective Laptop 15 for $60
+ Shutterbug Designs Dragon Fly Cover Canvas Bag with Shoulder Strap for $15
+ Pelican S140 Sport Elite Tablet Backpack for $70 (three color choices)
+ Incase Cargo Backpacks for MacBooks for $50 (three color schemes)
+ Cocoon GRID-IT! Wrap 10 for iPads for $10 (red)

Vixen 35505 Polarie Star Tracker (Astrophotography Compact Mount) for $300

Photographing the stars used to be perceived as astral photography by the average person. Now the average person thinks of celebrities when one says “I’m photographing the stars tonight”. But who cares? The sky is full of stars regardless. Which brings us to the Vixen 35505 Polarie Star Tracker Astrophotography Compact Mount, on sale for a limited time for $300 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.

Vixen? That brings us back full circle, a device named vixen is not a celebrity/paparazzi photography accessory, but one for the stars in the night sky 🙂

(ENDED) Thursday Lightning Deals: Epson Scanner, Corel PSP X7 Ultimate, etc

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(ENDED) Wedn Fry’s Promo codes: Mystery P&S for $98, Canon MG 7520 for $60, etc

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Lowepro Photo Sport Sling 100 AW (Orange) for $50

It may be very orange but it is not oozing Vitamin C. The Lowepro Photo Sport Sling 100 AW (Orange) is currently on sale for $50 with free expedited shipping, with a limit of two per customer at B&H Photo… While there, they are offering the 5512GB Crucial MX100 2.5″ Internal Solid State Drive for $185.

(ENDED) Wednesday Lightning Deals: 64GB Sony SDXC, 15-inch NiX Digiframe

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Tripods Etc sales: Manfrotto, Velbon, Steadicam, Intova, Video Heads

To cover some ground faster, in this post, we round up a number of Tripods Etc (tripods, monopods, and other stabilizers and holders) currently on sale at B&H Photo (with free shipping unless otherwise indicated):

+ Manfrotto 293 Carbon Fiber Tripod with MH293D3-Q2 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head with Folding Handles for $200
+ Manfrotto MK293A4-D3Q2 Aluminum Tripod 4S with 3-Way Pan Head for $120
+ Manfrotto 055 Magnesium Ball Head with Q2 Quick Release for $200
+ Velbon Ultra Stick M53 Aluminum Monopod for $40
+ Steadicam Solo Stabilizer & Monopod for $300
+ Sirui Video Heads (two options, $180, $300)
+ Tovatec Base Tray w/ Double Handle for $50
+ ProTapes tape (two options; tapes are “holders” – the loophole to include them in this round-up :-))

Pentax Floating Wrist Strap for $5 w/free s&h

We haven’t forgotten the “$5 Gadget” posts! The bright yellow Pentax Floating Wrist Strap is currently on sale for $5 with free shipping (even if you buy only one) at B&H Photo… Speaking of floating, but without unconditional free shipping, you can get the Intova Camera Floatation Strap for $4 (free shipping with $49+ order).

Lensbaby Fisheye Optic for $50

The Lensbaby Fisheye Optic is currently on sale for $50 with free expedited shipping even at B&H Photo. This is to be used as part of the Lensbaby system – check product page and reviews for details.

(ENDED) Tuesday Lightning Deals: Panasonic FZ200 bundle (starts 9:50am ET), EyeFi, Princess, etc

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(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: Three Photography Books (Portrait, Photographer’s Journey, GoPro), Godox, Lightdow, Nixplay, 32GB Sony SD, etc

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(ENDED) Mon: E-Image EK60AAM Fluid Drag Video Head and Tripod for $180

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Aug 23-29 Fry’s Weekly Promo codes: refurb ZS35 for $100, Lowepro 350AW for $100, etc

The promo code promotions at Fry’s for the week of August 23-29 in 2015 include the following camera and photo items:

  • refurbished Panasonic ZS35 compact-zoom with case and 16GB for $100 (model DMC-ZS35WCP; limit 1; in-store only)
  • Lowepro Protactic 350AW SLR backpack for $100 (limit 1; in-store only)
  • 4pk Tenergy single-use AA batteries for 35c (limit 10; in-store only; Sunday only!)

AmazonBasics Compact Camera Case for $2.44 [limit 30]

In a new Bag the Tiny Camera Bags installment, the small AmazonBasics Compact Camera Case is on sale again, going for $2.44 (was $2.57) in new condition, with a limit of 30 per customer at Amazon by Amazon herself. This ships in frustration free packaging, which means it may get shipped in the sturdy cardboard box that some furstration-free packaging items ship in. There are conflicting dimensions in the product description, but the pictures tell the story, this is a small bag for Elph-sized cameras or to store small easy to lose accessories or (already protected) memory cards. It has a carabiner clip, and a tiny external zippered pocket.

NOTE: three different sizes are on the product page. The following is a filtered list of the reviews for the compact size only.

There is a however, this item is part of the Amazon Add-ON program, which means you have to place an order of $25+ in order to be allowed to buy it. The restriction applies to all Amazon customers, including Prime members. You can reach $25+ with any combination of eligible physical products that ship from or are fulfilled by Amazon. You can also reach $25+ with ten of these (based on the current price).

Free shipping with a $35+ order for non-Prime members. Prime members need to place a $25+ order because of the Add-On restriction. Add-ON items cannot be purchased if your order total is under $25, even if you are willing to pay for shipping out of your own pocket. The tyranny of the shopping cart 🙂

This is part of the ever-growing line of AmazonBasics camera bags which now includes options for GoPros.

(ENDED) Sunday: Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter for $70 after $30 MIR

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Canon PSC-1050 Leather Case (red) for Elphs for FREE after $10 MIR

If you do not object mail-in rebates, Adorama is offering the Canon PSC-1050 Deluxe Fitted Leather Case for the Canon Elph SD1400, SD940, SD780 (IS Elphs) for FREE after a $10 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express Gift Card). Limit one per customer. More details on the rebate form. This rebate is only good at Adorama.

(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: 128GB Sony SDXC, etc

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

As of a late 8/21/15 re-check, the Kata KT DL-GP-80 GearPack Micro Backpack is sold-out for $20 by Roberts LP fulfilled by Amazon.com… It sold out while I had it in the shopping cart and meandering about before I checked out…

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(ENDED) VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x for $48 w/free s&h

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60-inch Dolica LA600 Pro Tripod (Traveler Edition) for $70

The 60-inch Dolica LA600 Pro aluminum alloy tripod with ballhead, traveler edition, is currently on sale for $70 with free shipping at Groupon Goods. This is sold on the Groupon website but the seller is Dolica (same way Amazon, NewEgg, Sears, etc have 3rd-party sellers on their website). This is a final sale (no returns). US continental states only. No PO Boxes. Not eligible for coupon codes. Which is why there is no place to enter the previously mentioned coupon code after you add it to the Groupon shopping cart – I am no Sherlock Homes – it took me a couple of minutes to put the two together 🙂

Now shipping: Lowepro Slingshot Edge and Tahoe camera bags

And now an “In-Stock Alert” edition of the “Bag The Bags” segment. The following Lowepro camera bags are now in-stock and ready to ship with FREE expedited shipping from Adorama:

+ Lowepro Slingshot Edge 250 AW for $110
+ Lowepro Slingshot Edge 150 AW for $90
+ Lowepro Tahoe BP 150 (Black) for $70
+ Lowepro Tahoe BP 150 (Blue) for $70

(ENDED) Thur: Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+ Backpack for $150

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(ENDED) Thursday Lightning Deals: Epson scanner, Corel software, 64GB Sony SDXC

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(ENDED) Tue at Fry’s B&M: 50-inch Vivitar VIV-VPT-1250 tripod for $5 after promo

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(ENDED) Wedn: Revo SR1500 DualGrip Shoulder Sprt Rig for $100

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Glidecam X-10 Dual Support Arm Stabilizer Vest System for $1800

The Glidecam X-10 Dual Support Arm Stabilizer Vest System is currently on sale for $1800 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… While there, the Cinevate Inc 36″ Hedron Camera Slider is on sale for $700 with free standard shipping…

Sunpak 423PX2 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod for $80

The Sunpak 423PX2 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod is currently on sale for $80 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… While there, the Manfrotto Pro Shoulder Bag 20 is on sale for $35 with free shipping (upgraded to expedited if your order total is $49+)…

Lowepro Sport bags with Free Shipping for $8 or $17 (after $8 MIR)

If you are not afraid of mail-in rebates, and you may need multiple camera bags, then you may find this new Adorama offer of interest. You can get the Lowepro Photo Sport 18L Shoulder Bag, Purple/Grey for $8 after an $8 mail-in rebate (MIR) with a maximum of three rebates for this bag. Free shipping.

Also on offer is the Lowepro Nova Sport 35L AW Shoulder Bag for 1-2 Pro DSLRs with Attached Lens, Pepper Red for $17 after an $8 mail-in rebate (MIR) with a maximum of three rebates for this bag. Free shipping.

This is the PDF Rebate Instructions page. You are allowed up to three rebates per bag, for a total of six rebates. Only these two specific colors/models are eligible. Rebate will be in the form of prepaid American Express Gift Card. Rebate is only good at Adorama. Offer ends 8/21/15.

(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: Epson scanner, olloclip

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8pk POWEREX MH-8AAI-BH AA (2400mah pre-charged) for $16 w/free s&h [limit 5]

There is power in King’s Blood insists Ms. Melisandre, but there’s also power in rechargeable batteries, especially the 2400 mah kind. Among the latest weekend promo code specials at NewEgg, promo code EMCAWKS25 gets you the 8pk of POWEREX MH-8AAI-BH 2400mah AA rechargeagbles for $16 with free shipping. They promise to retain up to 85% of charge after one year of storage (in close to ideal conditions). The picture seems to suggest you also get a case with them. Limit 5 per customer. These average 4/5 based on 41 customer reviews over there. Offer ends Monday 8/17/15 at 3am ET. If the promo code doesn’t work, you may need to be subscribed to their email newsletters with the email address associated with your NewEgg account in order for the coupons to work.

Internet shopping is so complicated these days. What happened to the promise of just add to cart and slide fingerprint and it arrives 30 minutes later? 🙂

(ENDED) Sunday: LensCoat 3 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level for $12 w/free s&h

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Vanguard Auctus Plus 283CT Carbon Fiber Tripod for $200 (Legs Only)

A few more B&H specials for PSW 2015, on the tripod front, the Vanguard Auctus Plus 283CT 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod (Legs Only) is on sale for $200 with free standard shipping.

Tripods: Gitzo (16 options with MIRs) and Oben (11 options)

We continue the B&H PSW 2015 roundup with tripods. First up, there are 16 Gitzo Systematic Tripods eligible for a $150 mail-in rebate promotion. The PDF and details are over there… Next up, no mail-in rebates, there are 11 Oben Tripods on sale.

Bag The Bags: Ape, Kelly Moore, Ruggard, Undfind (49 options) + 27 Spider Camera Holsters

And now another installment of the new reality TV series, Bag The (Camera) Bags. This time the sales are at B&H Photo as follows:

+ Ape Camera Cases (4 options, all come with free Ape Case TD140 Monopod included automatically by B&H while the promotion is running)
+ Kelly Moore bags (22 options)
+ Ruggard bags (11 options)
+ Undfind Camera Bags (12 options)

Not camera bags, but I didn’t want to create an extra post for it, Spider Camera Holsters sale, 27 options, use coupon code PSWBH15 which expires 8/16/15 or so.

Datacolor SpyderSTUDIO Color Calibration Bundle for $300

The Datacolor SpyderSTUDIO Color Calibration Bundle is currently offered for $300 at B&H Photo as one of their featured deals (this is not the deal of the day, it just happened that I am posting it near 12am ET).

(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: Film Scanner, olloclip, selfish stick

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In-stock Nao: Monoprice DSLR Travel Blogger Backpack 14L for $80 w/free s&h

If you are a camera bag early adopter, the Monoprice 13610 DSLR Travel Blogger Backpack 14L is now in-stock and ready to ship for $80 with free standard US shipping from Monoprice. It has no reviews at the moment, thus the early adopter comment.

Bag The Bags: Tenba, Lowepro, Jill-e, Case Logic, Manfrotto, Brenthaven, Joy, etc

And now the moment you have all been (not) waiting for. A new edition of the Bag The Bags segment! There’s a boatload today for creatures (gadgets) big and small:

+ Tenba ProDigital 2.0 Large Messenger Satchel, Fits 17″ Laptops & Small Camera System, Platinum for $60

+ Jill-e Jack Rolling Satchel – Brown Nylon with Colombian Leather Trim and Contrast Stich for $140

+ Lowepro Edit 100 Bag for $10 with free S&H

+ Case Logic TBC-401 Point and Shoot Camera Case for $4

+ Manfrotto Professional 30 Shoulder Bag for $40

+ Brenthaven BX2 Camera Messenger Bag – Fits MacBook Pro 13.3″, 14″, 15.4″ & DSLR Camera for $60

+ The Joy Bag Glee Bag – Mystical Chevron (Fuschia/Beige) for $30

+ Capturing Couture Camera Straps: Bleu Royale 1.5″ SLR/DSLR Fashion Camera Strap (An Adorama Exclusive) for $20

+ iSafe Built-in Alarm School Backpack, Blue Plaid for $20

+ Think Tank Retrospective Laptop 15-Blue Slate Case – Fits 15″ Laptop + Tablet and accessories for $50

+ Built Travel Pack for iPad 2 for $6 with free shipping
+ Acme Made Slick Case for iPad for $8 with free shipping

Presentation Folios and Binders and Such roundup

And now we round up some of the portfolio and album and art binder type of specials at Adorama. Here they are:

+ Prat Paris Presentation Folios (four options, $20 to $30) with free expedited shipping

+ Alvin Portfolios/Binders (two options, $10 to $15)

+ Flashpoint Pro Book Bound Album, Holds 36 8×10″ Photos, Leatherette Cover With Window for $40 PLUS shipping

+ Flashpoint Overlapping CD Holder, Holds 2 CDs, with Cover Window, Color: Black. (Case Of 10) for $50 with free expedited shipping

Cullmann CONCEPT ONE 622T Aluminum Travel Tripod with Ballhead for $150

On the tripod front, Adorama is offering the Cullmann CONCEPT ONE 622T Aluminum Travel Tripod with Ballhead for $150 with free expedited shipping.

(ENDED) Thursday Lightning Deals: Eye-Fi, Polaroid, olloclip

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Monitor Calibration offers: X-Rite and Datacolor

Onwards we go with the B&H Photo PSW 2015 specials, this time we round up the monitor and color calibration offers. They are:

+ X-Rite ColorMunki and i1Display Pro (3 options, use coupon PSWBH15 for discounts)
+ Datacolor Spyder5EXPRESS Display Calibration System for $100
+ X-Rite ColorChecker Passport for $100 $60 with coupon PSWBH15

Video offers: JVC PX100, Steadicams, Custom SLR

And now let’s take a look at some of the video-related specials from B&H:

+ JVC GC-PX100 Full HD Everio Camcorder with free JVC CU-VF100 Detachable Color Viewfinder for $1000
+ JSteadicam Solo Stabilizer & Monopod for $300
+ Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System with free Steadicam 8017900 Docking Bracket for $300
+ Custom SLR Accessories (15% off sale; 20 options)

(ENDED) Wednesday Lightning Deals: Polaroid XS100, GoPro case, SunLabz 9V

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