CreativeLIVE: 49 classes for $49 or Less (also upcoming FREE On-Air schedule)

CreativeLIVE is running a new promotion, 49 Classes for $49 or less. Offer ends 4/28/17.

They have also updated their Upcoming Free On-Air Classes. You can filter by topic, eg the “Photo & Video” sub-tab under the “All Upcoming photo & video Classes” section.

You can watch these for FREE when they broadcast LIVE and get recorded. Once the recording finishes, you have to pay to watch/rewatch them in the future. But while they are originally airing/recording, they are free for all to watch. Upcoming instructors include Art Wolfe (in progress and back again May 5-6, 7-8), Joel Comm, Lindsay Adler (twice), Peter Hurley and many more.

If you are a fan of Photoshop, the CreativeLIVE Photoshop Week is May 15-20 (2017). As usual, it will be FREE to watch while it is recording LIVE during that week, but you have to pay if you want to watch it in the future.

Drones, Action Cameras and Stabilizers at B&H roundup: 3DR, GoPro, Glidecam, Axler, Etc

After the Lighting/Studio round-up of some of the latest B&H Featured Sales, now we have a drone/action-camera and stablizers themed round-up. These too are limited time offers with varying expiration dates:

+ 3DR Solo Quadcopter with 3-Axis Gimbal for GoPro HERO3+ / HERO4 with FREE 3DR Smart Battery for Solo Quadcopter included by B&H for $299

+ GoPro HERO4 Black for $299

+ Glidecam Centurion for $999

+ Glidecam XR-PRO Handheld Camera Stabilizer for $199

+ Axler Handheld Gimbal for Mirrorless Cameras for $450

+ YUNEEC Typhoon H Hexacopter with GCO3+ 4K Camera for $1000

+ DJI Inspire 1 v2.0 RAW Quadcopter with Zenmuse X5R 4K and Two Extra 512GB SSDs for $4300

Thursday Daily Deals: Macbooks, $800 Razer Ultrabook, Westcott Softbox, Lens Changer, Etc

The “Daily Deals” round-ups cover the deals that are planned to run for 24 hours in the time-zone of the retailer offering them (some may sell out earlier). The Lightning Deals (typically last 4-6 hours each) are covered separately in the Lightning Deal round-ups.

In a 2-day deal ending Friday 3/31/17, B&H Photo offers a limited time sale on 12 Apple MacBooks with prices ranging from $1300 to $2800. Hiding in the middle of the lot is a Mac Mini for $579.

Amazon GOLD BOX day-long deals

The day-long Gold Box deals of the day are headlined by a Razer PC accessories sale, headlined by the $800 Razer Blade Stealth 12.5″ QHD Ultrabook (7th Generation Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 10) with a limit of three per customer. There’s also mice, mechanical keyboards, gaming headsets, etc.

The daily deals also include the RAVPower 60W 12A 6-Port USB Charger Desktop Charger Charging Station with iSmart Technology for $16.79 in black or white, Prime-eligible, and one per color per customer. These type of chargers are really handy since many and more electronics these days can be charged by USB.

Offer expire at 3am ET on Friday or earlier if sold out.


The latest B&H Photo Daily Deals continue until 11:59pm ET on Thursday (or earlier if sold out) as follows:

+ Westcott Round Halo Mono Softbox (45″) for $50
+ VELLO Rapid Lens Changer for $40 in Canon or Nikon (for the speed-readers, this is changer, not charger)
+ Apple 11.6″ MacBook Air Notebook Computer (Early 2015) for $850 (2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 (Broadwell), 8GB of 1600 MHz LPDDR3 RAM, 512GB PCIe-Based Flash Storage, HD Graphics 6000)

+ free shipping on the B&H daily deals
+ for more action, check their Featured Sales

Manfrotto XPRO Land Aluminum Monopod, 5 Sections, 55″ Max Height for $65

Back to the Land of the Monopods (sounds like a 50s scifi movie title), where Adorama is offering until 1/28/17 the new condition Manfrotto XPRO Land Aluminum Monopod, 5 Sections, 55″ Max Height for $65 with free shipping and handlig… For more action, check the Adorama Latest Specials featuring over 3150 products at the moment…

Atomos Ninja Flame 4K + 480GB Sandisk SSD + iKan Mount for $1095 after $200 MIR (prepaid gift card)

Bundle time that involves a mail-in rebate as well! At Adorama, you pay $1295 at checkout with free shipping. For that, you receive the Atomos Ninja Flame 4K HDMI 7″ Recording Monitor AND SanDisk Extreme PRO 480GB Solid State Drive (SSD) AND iKan Ultra-Heavy Duty Camera Shoe Mount AND cleaning kit trinkets. Once you receive your order and all is well, you can submit a mail-in rebate (PDF file) and receive a $200 prepaid VISA gift card by mail, making it a $1095 after mail-in rebate offer.

For more action, check their New Years Sales and also their CES 2017 specials

Lowepro Ridge 30 Camera Bag for $2 w/free S&H {limit 5}

More eBay Deals action, this time it is the official Best Buy eBay store having a doorbuster of sorts, the new condition Lowepro Ridge 30 Camera Bag (arctic blue color scheme) is on sale for $2 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.

You have to add it to the shopping cart to see price. Screenshot below:


NOTE: this is a small thing, check the 100+ reviews on the various colors at Amazon.

Nikon Semi-Curated eBay sale (149 items)

eBay has another one of their semi-curated sales, this one featured Nikon camera gear with a total of 149 items participating. They feature DSLRs and fixed lens cameras and lenses. You can filter by those category and also select a price range. You can also sort by price high or low. As usual a variety of sellers and conditions are included, so be sure to pay attention to the individual listings as eBay is not a uniform market like dedicated camera-gear sellers.

Amazon Prime Day is Tuesday July 12 in 2016

It’s like Black Friday in July for Amazon Prime members. Amazon officially announced Tuesday 7/12/16 as this year’s Prime Day. They even have Prime Day Teaser page. The offers will work more or less like their regular deals but will be (hopefully) next-level good.

If you are not currently a Prime member, you can join the party by signing up for a FREE 30 Day Prime Trial, which will easily cover July 12. You can easily cancel the free trial from the Amazon account pages. You don’t have to contact customer service, you just go to the page and click click click and it is cancelled.

Other things equal, I am planning to do wall to wall coverage on that day. If nothing else, it’s practice for Black Friday which is less than five months away 🙂

Members: 20% off One REI Outlet Item with coupon

REI has a coupon of its own as well, for members only. To become a member you pay a one time lifetime membership fee of $20 to join the outdoorsy Borg collective. Coupon code REIMEMBER2016 gets you 20% off one REI Outlet item (outlet items have prices ending in .73 cents). The same coupon also gets you 20% off one full price item (online, in-store or by phone). Click on the “Details” link there to see the terms/conditions of this offer. REI has some camera-related items, mostly of the outdoorsy kind (eg action cameras). Coupon expires 5/30/16.

Groupon Coupon: 20% off Local (most Photo Print offers live here) and 10% off Goods (hardware)

Groupon has launched a new 48 hour coupon, coupon code SALE3 gets you 20% off Local Deals or 10% off Groupon Goods. There is no purchase price minimum for the coupon. The maximum savings from the coupon is $50. The coupon is good for one units per item, but you can use it on up to three Local Deals and up to three Goods.

Local Deals is where most of the photo print offers live. They have a variety of custom photo books, canvas prints, photo gifts, wood, metal, etc. Groupon Goods is where most hardware lives, cameras, bags, accessories, etc. In case of miscategorized items, the ultimate decider on the discount is their shopping cart after you enter the coupon.

Use the search bar at the top of the Groupon website to search for product types or brands of interest, or use their menu navigation. The typical coupon exclusions apply.

Offer ends 4/22/16 at 11:59pm local time.

Refurbished Nikon Coolpix L620 (14x) for $70

To the eBay Deals we magically return, where the current “Mystery Deal of the Day” is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon Coolpix L620 compactzoom (14x optical) offered for $70 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon USA warranty by the BuyDig eBay store. Limit five per customer. The “Mystery” daily deals often don’t last as long as some of the other featured eBay Deals, but that’s not set in stone.

New Weekly B&H Photo specials

We have a new round of Weekly Specials at B&H Photo. Here are some of them (all items mentioned below come with free shipping unless otherwise indicated):

+ Westcott Mini Apollo Softbox for Flash Only – 16×16″ (40x40cm) with free Westcott Adjustable Shoe Mount Umbrella Bracket for $45

+ 8GB Dane-Elec Compact 133X Compact Flash Memory Card for $5

+ 23 Leica M Lenses discounted
+ Leica M Type 240 digital RF camera for $6500

+ Camera-Centric offers: Nikon D610 kits and Canon 60D kits and Olympus E-M5 kits

+ 64GB Sandisk USB 3.0 flash drive for $35

+ Crumpler Kashgar Outpost Camera Bags with free strap for $50 (medium) or $60 (large)

+ Apple MacBook Pro sale (four options; late 2013 models, prices range from $1150 to $2000)

+ check also 85 Gift Ideas (variety of products)