10% off when you buy two or more SLR/iLC Lenses of same brand + mount

The Roberts Imaging eBay store has a limited time offer, save 10% off when you buy two or more lenses of the same kind. For example, two or more Nikon AF lenses, or two or more Olympus Digital Lenses or two or more Canon EF lenses and things like that. There are lots of mounts and similar-product promotions of the “buy two or more, get 10% off” kind. Page down over there to see them all. An expiration date is not mentioned… If you are not certain, add the times to your shopping cart, and see what happens to the prices…

Fry’s B&M with Personal Promo code: Lightroom 5 full version for $100

If you are signed up for the Fry’s Electronics email newsletter, their latest newsletter that comes with the “personal promo codes” includes the full version of Lightroom 5 for $100 after using the promo code in-store. The promo code offer is in-store only. This is a 3-day sale per their email. Here is a screenshot crop of that offer…

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Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 Macro HSM OS for $250 (C/N/A/P)

More action at the eBay Deals, this time we find the new condition Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 Macro HSM OS lens offered for $250 with free shipping by BuyDig on eBay. It is available in the Nikon, Canon, Sony-Alpha-Minolta, and Pentax K SLR mounts. Limit five per buyer.

Monoprice: free shipping on orders of $25+

Good from now until the end of day on Sunday 10/19/14, Monoprice.com is offering shipping on orders of $25 or more in participating items. They have a lot of affordable Camera & Photo accessories along with various other general purpose computer and technology accessories (eg HDMI cables). The free shipping promotion has a limit of three units of the same item, so three units of HDMI cable XYZ, three units of tripod ABCD, three of tripod DEFG, etc, etc, etc. No coupon code needed.

Some other potentially interesting items on sale:
+ 27″ IPS-Glass Panel Pro LED Monitor WQHD 2560×1440 monitor for $400
+ 10X6.25 Inches Graphic Drawing Tablet for $40

(ENDED) Refurbished Roku 3 for $65 (limit 3) + $5 flat S&H

This daily deal expired… The Roku 3 is currently the Roku flagship, and it is available factory reconditioned for $65 (limit 3 per customer) plus $5 flat shipping as the Woot deal of the day ending by 1am ET on Saturday 10/18/14… Roku has a number of photography-related apps/channels, including Flickr, Plex, Shutterfly, Picasa, Smugmug, Phanfare, Stuck in Customs, Facebook Photos, the Roku Media Player, and more.

(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Fri): ePhoto, Vanguard, Lowepro, GoScope, Formatt-Hitech, etc

These limited time offers expired… Check back on Fridays and Mondays (or any days that end in “y” for that matter) for potential new offers from the Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals… Expired items after the jump…

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Refurbished Nikon D3200 body only for $300 [limit 5]

DSLR action returns to the eBay Deals where authorized Nikon Dealer “BuyDig” (the online discount imprint of Beach Camera) is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3200 body only for $300 with free shipping with limit five per buyer. The body only kits are typically a good deal if you don’t want/need the 18-55 kit lens (or don’t want to deal with selling/trading it)… As with all eBay featured offers, they are limited time things, but the exact expiration date is not predictable.

AmazonBasics camera bags discounted (limit 3 each for on-sale items)

I’m not sure exactly when the discounts happened, but I was just looking at the best selling camera cases at Amazon, and some of their house brand “AmazonBasics” are discounted. Their Sling Backpack goes for $25 each (limit 3), while their top-selling Backpack for SLR/DSLRs goes for $30 (limit 3) and averages 4.6 out of 5 based on over 2300 customer reviews. They come in frustration-free packaging, so no fighting shrink-wraps or other packaging annoyances. Meanwhile their large DSLR gadget bag goes for $21.50 each (limit 3), while their holster goes for $16 each (limit 30).

Speaking of Amazon, if you are planning to place an order of $25 or more ($35+ if you want free shipping as a non-Prime member), you can get this eForCity leather hand grip for $4.20 each (that’s the actual price!). This is part of the Add-On program, so the shopping cart won’t allow you to buy it unless your order total is $25 or more. Regardless of Prime membership status. You can buy as many of these as you like. They average 3.5 out of 5 with nearly 600 customer reviews, so there are trade-offs.

Refurbished GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition for $290 [limit 5]

Back to the eBay Deals where we find the manufacturer refurbished GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition offered for $290 with free shipping with a limit of five per eBay shopper by eBay seller “premiumdirectllc” (99.5%). This ships from UPS and requires a signature per the eBay listing description.

Please note the GoPro Hero3+ is no longer the latest model. The new Hero4+ is now the latest model and as of a few days ago, it is in-stock and shipping.

Custom Leather Hardcover Photo Books w/free S&H

Free shipping offer now, regardless of purchase price. AmazonLocal has a Custom Leather Hardcover Photo Books offer from Printerpix. Prices vary by print size, by shipping is free regardless of order. The print sizes are:

+ 20-page 8×6 inch crushed-leather hardcover photo book for $12
+ same as above but 8.5×11 inch for $23
+ same as above but 12×12 inch for $29
+ limit 10 vouchers for the buyer
+ an extra 10 vouchers as gifts
+ one voucher per order when redeeming
+ free shipping
+ if you want more than 20 pages, pay extra for pages #21 and later
+ for more, check terms/conditions/details over there

Speaking of free shipping offers, in a separate offer over there from MyCustomCase.com, you pay $20 and get $45 to spend on custom smartphone cases (eg you can put your own pictures on the case). Check their website for details on which smartphone models are available for custom casing.

First Time Buyers Only: Spend $100+ on Amazon Fine Art, Get $25 Gift Card bonus

If you like buying photography as art (or other art) and you never purchased any Fine Art items from Amazon before, they have a new promotion that gets you a free $25 Amazon Gift Card when you make a purchase of $100+ at Amazon Fine Art. The gift card will be emailed to you (not a plastic gift card by mail) at the end of the month you make your purchase in. An expiration date is not mentioned over there.

Sony A77 II and A58 combined purchase discounts with select Lenses [and coupons]

A new variation of the combined purchase instant rebates is running for a couple of Sony Alpha pellicle-mirror dSLRs. You put one DSLR and one lens in your shopping cart, you enter the coupon code, and when you reach the checkout page, there is a combined purchase discount of $100 (either the 55-200 or 55-300 lenses) or $200 (the 18-135mm lens). This is a one-to-one promotion. If you put two lenses and/or two DSLRs and enter their coupons, you only get one discount. But you can buy them in separate transactions (I think – I obviously can’t buy them to test those type of limits).

So the eligible DSLRs for this promotion are the Sony a77 Mark II (either body only or with 16-50mm f2.8), and the A58 with 18-55mm kit. The coupon codes are listed over there. I won’t listen here because sometimes they change them, and I have no way of knowing that they changed.

The page does not specify an expiration date, so they are good until the coupon codes no longer work. Speaking of which, here is a screenshot crop example with the A58 w/18-55 and the 18-135mm added to the shopping cart. What you see is the top right corner of the Amazon Checkout page:

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Google Chromecast down to $28

The Google Chromecast is on sale again, the lowest price as far as I can recall, $28 for the new condition. The Staples website (free ship-to-store or free shipping for Rewards members). You can use any available Staples Rewards partially or fully towards this. This is also priced-matched at Amazon.com (free shipping for Prime or with $35+ order)… This offers a number of ways to get your photographs, galleries, slideshows and videos to the big screen…

Sony HDR-AS30V action camera for $220

The Sony HDR-AS30V action camera is currently on sale for $220 with free shipping at B&H Photo. To see the sale price, you must needs add it to the shopping cart, and then login with your B&H Photo account. They also have other bundles if interested in specific accessories or uses (eg bicycle bundle)… Or for $250 you can get it with a bonus waterproof case (SPK-AS1) and replacement door (AKA-RD1) and 16GB microSD from BuyDig.

Imported Canon 5D Mark III body only for $2560 [Gray Market!]

Back to the eBay Deals party we go where the new condition Imported (Gray/Grey Market) Canon 5D Mark III body only is offered for $2560 with free shipping by eBay seller “getitdigital” (99.3%). Note this does NOT come with a Canon USA warranty. The seller (GetItDigital) offers their own one year warranty for this camera. If you are not sure what this means, do not buy until/unless you understand! Over 1400 5DMk3 units were sold so far from this listing.

Tue: Canon DSLR two lens bundles (T5i, T5, SL1)

The main Best Buy website deal of the day for Tuesday 10/14/14 is a trio of Canon DSLR bundles featuring the standard kits (w/18-55) along with the 55-250 lens and camera bag and 58mm UV filter and 16GB card. The DSLRs featured are the SL1 ($750 bundle), the T5 ($650 bundle) and the T5i ($850 bundle). Especially of interest if you have any Best Buy coupons, rewards, or other special promotions through their various rewards and such.

(ENDED) 20% off Refurbished Olympus Gear with coupon (E-M5 w/12-50 for $600)

These limited time offers expired… Expired items after the jump…

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(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Tue): Samsung NX30, NX3000, Sony NEX-6 again (?)

This bonus round of Amazon Camera and Photo Lightning Deals ended. The deals were worthy of their name this time! The NEX-6 w/16-50mm finally went live and it was at an even better price, $425! It was 97% claimed. So it turned out to be a good idea to wait for the Lightning Deal to finally materialize (in retrospect, it’s easy to say that).

The Samsung NX30 w/18-35 (so easy to mistype 18-55) went for $680 and was 100% claimed, while the NX3000 w/16-50mm went for $425 and was 53% claimed. Wouldn’t it be nice if every lightning deal round was filled with cameras like that? :)… Expired offers after the jump for the deal historians…

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Olympus E-P1 silver w/14-42mm for $220

NewEgg launched its own Groupon-style service called NewEggFlash and a new offer that went live today (expiring by 10/19/14) offers the Olympus PEN E-P1 Silver w/14-42mm for $220 with free shipping. The bottom of the page says this is covered by the Photo-4-Now return policy, which we can assume means that Photo-4-Now is the seller.

New twist: Prime Members get 30 minute Early Access to some (but not all) Amazon Lightning Deals

Amazon revealed a new twist today, a new feature for Prime members. For some of the items in the traditional Gold Box Lightning Deals, Amazon Prime members will get access to them 30 minutes before the general population does. It’s easier to explain with an example, look at the annotated screenshot crop of the Ape camera case below (click on the picture or open in new tab/window to see it at full size)…

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As you can see, the Ape case has the “Prime Early Access Deal” line. Only Lightning Deals that show this line are going to be available to Prime members for 30 minutes early. All the other items will go live at the same time for everybody. Here is an annotated screenshot example below of Upcoming Lightning Deals, some are Prime Early Access, some are not (click on the picture or open in new tab/window to see it at full size)…

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(SOLD OUT) 13.3″ MacBookPro Model ME864LZ/A for $1000

As of a PM recheck, this sold out with 93 units picked up during the sale… Meanwhile the Mystery Deal of the Day for Monday at the eBay Deals is the new condition 13.3″ MacBookPro Model ME864LZ/A offered for $1000 with free shipping by NewEgg’s eBay store. Limit five per customer. It has 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 2560 x 1600, Mac OS X v10.9 Mavericks, 3.5 lbs, etc… As with all eBay Deals, this is a limited time offer…

Sony NEX-6L/B (w/16-50) for $500 now (limit 2) [update: got removed from Lightning Deals]

UPDATE (Monday at 10:23am ET): it looks like the oomans at Amazon intervened and the NEX-6 with 16-50mm was removed from the Lightning Deals, perhaps because the current price would be same or better than what the lightning deal would have been. So no more indecision, the Sony NEX-6L/B kit (NEX-6 with 16-50mm) is on sale for $500 with free shipping, with a limit of two per shopping cart at Amazon by Amazon herself. This may be a price-match of someone else’s sale promotion…

No longer: Which further complicates things for people who are trying to decide, because starting at 10am eastern on Monday, this kit is going to be an Amazon Camera & Photo Lightning Deal. I have no idea what the lightning deal price is going to be, or how many they will have. So while we typically have a “Strategery” section, in this case, we have a “I have no idea what to say” section 🙂

Welcome to the new WordPress version of the Camera Deals blog

Welcome to the new WordPress version of the Camera Deals blog! Phase One of the Transition has been completed! More work needs to be done on various things over the next few days, but the new site is now alive and kicking now! The site-wide RSS feed is the same. The category-based feeds will be sorted out later on. If you notice any problems, issues, or have suggestions please use the online contact form.

For the latest deals, check the right sidebar, or page down underneath this long blog-post. This looong blog-post is only temporarily at the top of the site to help people with the transition. Please feel free to bookmark it for quick reference!

If you arrived here or Got Redirected to this page

This is the new WordPress version of our Camera Deals blog. Here are some quick links to the different areas of interest to get you going. If you are looking for old blog-posts, check the bottom of this post for details…

Type of Camera Gear

+ DSLR Deals (all brands, cameras, lenses, etc)
+ Mirrorless Deals (all brands, cameras, lenses, etc)
+ Lens Deals (all sizes and brands)
+ Fixed Lens Cameras (of all sizes) including RAWsumers and Big Sensor Primes

Camera Manufacturers

Canon

+ all Canon products (Canon branded)
+ Canon DSLR Gear (DSLRs, lenses, flashes, both Canon branded and other makers)
+ Canon EOS-M Mirrorless (coming later)
+ Canon Cameras (all kinds, DSLR, mirrorless, P&S, video)
+ Canon Lenses (all their mounts)

Nikon

+ all Nikon products
+ Nikon DSLR Gear (DSLRs, lenses, flashes, both Nikon branded and other makers)
+ Nikon 1-System Mirrorless (coming later)
+ Nikon Cameras (all kinds, DSLR, mirrorless, P&S)
+ Nikon Lenses (all their mounts)

Sony

+ all Sony products
+ Sony E-mount (cameras, lenses, flashes, etc, both Sony and other makers)
+ Sony A-mount SLR Gear (cameras, lenses, flashes, etc, both Sony and other makers)
+ Sony Cameras (all kinds, DSLR, mirrorless, P&S, video)
+ Sony Lenses (all their mounts)

Pentax

+ all Pentax products
+ Pentax SLR Gear (cameras, lenses, flashes, etc)
+ Pentax Q system (cameras, lenses, etc)
+ Ricoh GXR (coming later?)
+ Pentax Cameras (DSLRs, mirrorless, P&S, MF/LF, etc)
+ Pentax Lenses (all their mounts)

Fuji

+ all Fuji products
+ Fuji X System (cameras, lenses, flashes, both Fuji branded and other makers)
+ Fuji Cameras (mirrorless, P&S, film)
+ Fuji Lenses (all their mounts)

Micro Four Thirds

+ Micro Four Thirds System (cameras, lenses, accessories, all makers)
+ Micro Four Thirds Cameras (all makers)
+ Micro Four Thirds Lenses (all makers)

Olympus

+ all Olympus products
+ Olympus cameras (mirrorless, DSLR, P&S)
+ Olympus lenses (all mounts)

Panasonic

+ all Panasonic products
+ Panasonic cameras (mirrorless, P&S)
+ Panasonic lenses (all mounts, PanaLeicas included)

Other Camera Manufacturers

+ Samsung, Casio, Kodak, etc (coming later)

Lens Manufacturers

+ all Zeiss products
+ Sigma, Tamron, Tokina, Samyang, etc, etc, etc (coming later)

The Old TypePad Blog is now Archived as a Sub-Domain

If you were trying to access individual blog-posts from the old TypePad blog, those have not been transferred over to the new blog. There were over 10,000 ephemeral deals posts, and it was very impractical to transfer them over. However, the Old TypePad blog is available for archival purposes at this new sub-domain url http://cameradeals1.1001noisycameras.com (notice the 1 in the url). The main categories will be redirected to their equivalent ones here.

If you previously bookmarked any old posts from the old TypePad blog or you followed a link to them, and they do not work, add “1” in your url ( cameradeals —> cameradeals1 ) and you will get to the old posts. The old TypePad blog will no longer be updated.

Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 with extras for $1400

If you are not in a hurry to receive this, the Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 Micro Four Thirds lens is going for $1400 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (= $56) and a free 3-year New Leaf Drops and Spills warranty at Adoram. Please note this is currently backordered but you can lock the price/offer by buying. Please also note that Adorama will re-open on 10/19/14.

Refurbished Nikon D3100 w/18-55 & 55-200 (both non-VR) for $333

For a limited time, thanks to coupon code GOODS10 you can get the refurbished Nikon D3100 with 18-55mm DX non-VR and 55-200 DX non-VR lenses for $333 at Groupon Goods. The price is $370. The coupon is 10% off, $370 – $37 = $333. The coupon expires at 10/12/14 11:59pm central time (Groupon is central time). Note this is an older DSLR and neither of the lenses is stabilized (VR).

Canon EF 40mm f2.8 for $160 [Imported!]

If you are comfortable purchasing imported / grey-market gear, Abe’s of Maine is offering the Purchase a Canon EF 40mm F/2.8 STM Lens for $160 with free shipping. The regular coupon LOYALTY10 is not compatible with this promotion. This does not come with a Canon USA warranty since it is a Grey Market (Imported) product.

Sony a7 and a7r Trade-In Offer Returns: trade any working DSLR for a discount towards a7 or a7r

Tempted by the Fruit of the Alpha? Adorama has a new trade-in offer for the Sony a7 and a7r cameras. The offer has two legs. First you purchase one of the aforelinked Sony a7 or a7r kits. Then you receive the camera along with a prepaid shipping label from Adorama. You use that label to ship to Adorama your old working trade-in DSLR (any model, any year, any manufacturer). More details at the promotional page. You receive your trade-in discount when you place the order.

With the DSLR Trade-In Discount factored in your shopping cart, you pay:
+ $1243 for the Sony a7 body only
+ $1500 for the Sony a7 with 28-70mm FE
+ $1753 for the Sony a7r body only

The Trade-In bonus amount is factored in the prices above and it is variable depending on which model you select. Promotion ends by 12/31/14.

That Nikon D40 KR convinced you to buy a few centuries ago? Trade it in 😉

Please note Adorama will be observing Sukkot, so factor that in the timing of your order.

10% off a single Goods Item (eg electronics) at Groupon Goods

For a limited time, Groupon has a a promotional coupon, use code GOODS10 for 10% off towards the purchase of a single Groupon Goods item (a product, not a service) at Groupon. The promotion expires at 10/13/14 at 3am ET. Maximum savings is $50 (eg after a purchase price of $500, no more discount). This is only good for a single item, not a shopping cart or multiple transactions. They currently list over 40 items (security cameras not counted) at their Camera and Photo page. The promotion is good for over 6000 Groupon Goods (physical products). It is not good for other items they sell (not for local, travel, restaurants, etc)

Refurbished Sony NEX-5TL with 16-50 & 55-210 for $450

The current wave of eBay Deals includes the manufacturer refurbished Sony NEX-5TL with 16-50 & 55-210 and a free bag for $450 with free shipping. This is sold by Secondipity’s eBay store and comes with a 90 day warranty and 30 day returns per the eBay listing.

Speaking of the eBay Deals, you can find a lot of last year’s flagship smartphones refurbished no-contract for under $250 (LG G2, HTC One M7, Moto X, etc).

PayPal increases time for Buyers to file disputes from 45 to 180 days [effective 11/18/14]

Just in time for Black Friday shopping (new policy effective November 18 in 2014), PayPal is updating their Policy with some changes. The most notable from a buyer’s perspective, they are increasing the window to file disputes for undelivered or not-as-described items from 45 to 180 days. Check your email registered with PayPal for an email message describing these… Cut and paste of the relevant parts below…

“+ We’re increasing the time for buyers to file merchandise disputes (Item Not Received and Significantly Not as Described) from 45 days to 180 days.
+ We’re extending buyer protection to include item not received claims for custom made products.”

PayPal is splitting up from eBay at some point in 2015. I don’t know if the split factored in the decision to make this buyer-friendly change in policy.

DSLR Photography courses for $29 each (Basic or Advanced) [or $39 for both]

AmazonLocal is offering online photography courses from DSLR Pro Academy in this fashion: each course is good for 12 months, it does not have lifetime access. They have two courses for $29 each: “Basic DSLR Photography” and “Advanced DSLR Photography”. Or for $39 you can buy both. Again, keep in mind, you only have 12 months with these courses, not lifetime access. Check the terms/conditions for all the details before buying.

Gallery-Wrap Canvas Prints with free shipping: $29 for 16×20, etc

On the canvas prints with free shipping front, Canvas Focus through Amazon Local has another Gallery-Wrap Canvas Print Offer. The price varies by print size – click on the orange “See Options & Buy” button to see them. The product description shows higher price. They are $29 for 16×20 inch, $39 for 20×24 inch, $49 for 20×30 inch and $35 for a 16×20 inch collage print. Free shipping regardless of how many you buy. You can buy as many vouchers as you like, and send as many as you like as gifts. When redeeming the offer at Canvas Focus ( = making the prints), you can only redeem one voucher per order. But since you get free shipping regardless, this is not an issue. For more details check the terms/conditions/restrictions. Nearly 2500 vouchers got sold so far through this listing. Offer ends in about a week from blog-posting-date.