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

These lighting deals expired… For future ones in the future, check the Amazon Gold Box and Camera & Photo page

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Nikon S2 with 11-27.5mm for $170 (1-System)

The action never stops at the eBay Deals where BuyDig’s eBay store (authorized Nikon dealer) is offering the new condition, in a choice of four different colors, and with a limit of five per customer Nikon J2 with 11-27.5mm for $170 with free shipping. That’s a 1-inch iLC with a lens for $170. Our 2005 selves would probably argue vehemently against such low prices (and new camera system) being realistic in the 2005 forums 😉

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.

Open-box Sony a6000 w/16-50 for $560 {SOLD-OUT: refurbished for $500}

The Sony a6000 with 16-50mm goes for $700 in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you are comfortable with not-new, there are a couple of options floating on the internets right now:

  • this sold-out: manufacturer refurbished with 90 day warranty for $500 by Secondipity thru Amazon
  • open-box by Best Buy in “Open-Box Excellent” condition for $560

64GB Sandisk Wireless Connect USB Flash drive for $50

If your backup, storage, and data muling schemes involve wireless USB flash drives, the 64GB SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive, model SDWS2-064G-E57, is on sale for $50 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer by Amazon itself

UPDATE: This sold out: or for $40 plus $5 flat shipping by 3rd-party seller CalvinNHobbs via Amazon (ships from CalvinNHobbs, so not eligible for Prime benefits).

33-inch (83cm) Studio Flash Light Grained Black Silver Umbrella for $5 w/free shipping from China

To the eBay Deals we return, where we learn that you don’t need to spend big bucks to get studio equipment, if you are willing to wait a few weeks. Hong Kong based retailer “sunsmile*2013” (98.5%) is offering the new condition 83cm (33 inch) Studio Flash Light Grained Black/Silver Umbrella for $4.92 with free shipping from Hong Kong (China). You can buy as many as you like. Keep in mind this will take a few weeks to arrive! More details on the product and shipping estimates over there.

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.

Thank You Points: 20% off on select Reward Redemptions (GoPro, a couple of Coolpix)

Good until 8/31/15, if you have enough Citibank Thank You Rewards points, they are having a 20% off redemption sale on select items available through their rewards program. The offer slideshow shows the Nikon Coolpix S7000 and S33 waterproof, the GoPro Hero + Handler, etc. I don’t know if the list of rewards differs depending on which credit cards you have linked to your Thank You account so there might be a bit of YMMV. No coupon needed, the points needed to redeem are adjusted automatically by them.

Strategically this may be a good deal if the discounted redemption price in points is lower than the actual price at major retailers, and if it is better compared to other redemptions (eg gift cards for various retailers).

Refurbished Fuji S9200 superzoom (50x) for $130 or S8600 (35x) for $85 [updated]

Fuji alone has close to a million S-series superzooms, and that’s before you factor in the options from all the other manufacturers. One of the S-Superzoom models is the S9200 (50x optical) and said camera is offered in certified refurbished condition (90 day warranty, all accessories) for $130 with free Prime shipping by Dealfisher fulfilled by Amazon.

UPDATE: speaking of which, the certified refurbished Fuji S8600 superzoom (36x optical) goes for $85 with free shipping by various through Amazon, with the first three listings (as of the time of writing) fulfilled by Amazon so they are eligible for free 2-day Prime shipping for members.

Refurbished Nikon S9900 compact-zoom for $230

The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is offered manufacturer refurbished with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty for $230 with free shipping at Groupon Goods. Before I give you the spoiler, take a closer look at that listing. Spoiler in the next paragraph, stop reading if you don’t want to be spoiled 🙂

The spoiler is… the picture is of a Sony superzoom camera, but everything in the listing is about the Nikon S9900 which may perhaps explain why they only sold one, even though it’s a good price, when you consider the new condition is $300 at Amazon and Best Buy upon eBay et al. The Groupon listing for the new condition Coolpix S9900 has the correct picture.

Imported (grey market) Nikon D4S body only for $4000

More eBay action, this time of the imported grey-market variety, without a Nikon USA warranty but with a seller one year warranty. eBay seller Get It Digital (99.7%) is offering the new condition grey-market imported Nikon D4S body only for $4000 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. It does not come with a Nikon USA warranty instead the seller provides a one year warranty (parallel in features to the manufacturer warranty), with the “Item Specifics” on the eBay listing saying: “Trained Professionals at Authorized Repair Center”.

If you are not comfortable with imported grey-market items, you can get it manufacturer refurbished with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty for $5000 at Adorama.

The new condition price, at authorized Nikon dealers is $6000 with some offering free accessories, such as B&H Photo (32GB Extreme, extra battery, shutter release, shoulder bag) and Adorama (2% rewards and extra accessories or free Audio-Technica AT8024 camera-mount mic) or Amazon (64GB Lexar, camera bag). One benefit of buying new-condition from an authorized dealer is that you can take advantage of the Combined Purchase DSLR-Lenses promotions.

YMMV (eBay Sellers): free 1000 auction-style items with free subtitles (Aug 20-26)

This is a targeted offer, so YMMV. Check your email or eBay messages. One offer that is circulating now that runs between August 20-26 in 2015 gets you 1000 free auction-style items (including relists) with free subtitles. Check the terms and conditions of the offer. Might be of interest if you sell prints or want to have a virtual garage sale of gear you no longer need.

(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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$20 off a $50+ Amazon Prime Now order with coupon (first time PrimeNow orders only)

Amazon seems to be having a midlife crisis Big Bang of sorts because they are expanding in all kinds of different ways. If you live in an area that is eligible for Prime Now delivery (one hour delivery of your purchases; for Prime members only) and you haven’t placed a Prime Now order before, you can get $20 off your first order of $50 or more with coupon code TRYITNOW entered over there. An expiration date is not mentioned.

Items must be ordered with the PrimeNow app and be sold and shipped by Amazon and eligible for Prime Now. You can find more details and the full terms and conditions at the PrimeNow page. Strategically this may be handy if you are purchasing products that have the same price everywhere at reputable/authorized dealers.’

PS: I can’t test this because I am not in a PrimeNow delivery zone (yet), so I can’t tell you about the mechanics of the ordering. Prime Now is different from Prime Pantry which is different from AmazonFresh Prime which is different from Prime Student which is different from Prime Mom which is different from Prime Squared 😉

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

Canon 5D Mark III body with Pixma Pro 100 & paper & NewLeaf & Kelby & 2% rewards & 64GB Lexar & extra battery & Lowepro for $2150 after $350 MIR [w/24-105 $2750 after MIR]

And now, Canon gear fans, we have a trio of DSLR-printer-paper-rebate bundles at Adorama. We start with one of Canon’s most influential DSLR lines in the digital era, the 5D, more specifically in this case, the 5D Mark III. The offer is available for Canon 5D Mark III body only for $2150 after $350 MIR (prepaid American Express Gift Card), and also for the Canon 5D Mark III with 24-105mm f4L IS for $2750 after $350 MIR (mail-in rebate). This is the most generous in terms of extras and bonuses of the three.

The bundle includes:

  • Canon 5D Mark III kit (either body only or with 24-105)
  • PIXMA PRO-100 printer
  • 2% Promotional Adorama rewards ($150 for body only, $186 for w/24-105)
  • 50pk of Canon 13×19 inch photo paper
  • 64GB Lexar Professional 600x SDXC card
  • extra 3rd-party battery (Green Extreme)
  • Lowepro Nova Sport 17L AW Shoulder Bag
  • New Leaf One Year Spills and Drops warranty (in parallel with the standard Canon USA warranty)
  • One Year of Kelby Training membership (details)
  • the rebate in PDF format
  • offer ends 8/29/15

Canon 7D II body with Pixma Pro 100 & paper & NewLeaf for $1250 after $350 MIR [w/18-135 for $1650 after MIR]

In the Empire Strikes Back of the Canon rebate trilogy at Adorama, we have the Canon 7D Mark II kits. Two of them are participating in this promotion. The 7D Mark II body only is $1250 after $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card), while the 7D Mark II with 18-135 IS STM goes for $1650 after $350 MIR.

The bundle includes:

  • Canon 7D II kit (either body only or with 18-135)
  • PIXMA PRO-100 printer
  • 50pk of Canon 13×19 inch photo paper
  • 32GB Lexar SD card
  • New Leaf One Year Spills and Drops warranty (in parallel with the standard Canon USA warranty)
  • the rebate in PDF format
  • offer ends 8/29/15

Canon 6D body with Pixma Pro 100 & paper & NewLeaf for $1150 after $350 MIR [w/24-105 $1650 after MIR]

The Canon DSLR bundles trilogy at Adorama concludes with the Canon 6D kits. The offer is available for either the Canon 6D body only for $1150 after $350 MIR (prepaid American Express gift card) or the Canon 6D with 24-105L f4 IS for $1650 after $350 MIR (mail-in rebate).

The bundle includes:

  • Canon 6D kit (either body only or with 24-105)
  • PIXMA PRO-100 printer
  • 50pk of Canon 13×19 inch photo paper
  • New Leaf One Year Spills and Drops warranty (in parallel with the standard Canon USA warranty)
  • the rebate in PDF format
  • offer ends 8/29/15

Optionally you can get one year of Kelby Training for FREE with this purchase. Also optionally you add the 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS lens to this bundle for +$400. To see these optional offers, click on the Special Offers or Ways to Save links over there.

AMEX Offer (YMMV): Spend $75+, Get $15 statement credit at Exposures Online

If you have an American Express credit card, check your Offers section (below the account summary when you logon to your account – on the desktop browser page). Their computers decide who(m) to offer this, so there is a YMMV here. One of the recently added offers is this: pay $75+ and get $15 back as a statement credit to your AMEX account at ExposuresOnline.com (they sell photo albums, picture frames, etc). You have to manually opt-in to the offer (by clicking the “Add to Card” button) before you use it. Once you opt-in, the discount happens automatically on the back-end. They will send you an email once a qualifying transaction arrives at their system. This offer ends 10/14/15 and can be used once during this promotional period.

This applies to everyone: when you visit the Exposures Online site for the first time, a window pops that offers you a 15% off coupon discount if you are willing to enter your email to join their email list.

10% off sitewide at Monoprice with coupon (ends Thur PM)

Good until the end of day on Thursday 8/20/15, coupon code HOT gets you 10% off Monoprice.com on Monoprice branded items. The 3D printer and a few other items are excluded. The Tamron lenses are not eligible since they are not Monoprice-branded (yes, Monoprice sells Tamron lenses!). Monoprice has a variety of aggressively priced camera and photo products. Search for the items of interest, or peruse their Camera and Video pages.

Refurbished Nikon D7100 body for $630

If you only need the refurbished Nikon D7100 body (and not interested in the $700 refurbished two lens kit {corrected price in the link; the linked-to blog-post had the correct price of $700}), Adorama is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7100 body only for $630 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon warranty and 2% promotional rewards (= $13~).

Refurbished Nikon D3200 w/18-55 & 55-200 & Elements & extras for $390

This is a bit of a pig in a poke offer since not all necessary information are posted on their product page, but the Staples website is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3200 two lens kit (18-55, 55-200) and Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements software and camera case and 16GB SD card for $390 with free shipping to store (or free shipping for rewards members). This is an online only offer and ships in about two weeks.

Pre-order Google OnHub surprise Wifi Router for $200

And while we are on the topic of concierge services, Google had a surprise today too. They teamed up with TP-Link to provide a new $200 OnHub Wifi hardware cylinder that promises a more user-friendly Wifi setup and experience with timely updates and security features. IT only has one Ethernet port of its own but a simple Ethernet Switch can give you more ports. It also comes with a companion app. Because Google needs ALL your data, not just most of it 🙂 It is available for pre-order for $200 at Google and Amazon et al with an end of August release estimate.

Pre-order Sandisk SSD Upgrade Service for $40 (hardware tools + video support) [SSD not included!]

You don’t see this type of an offer every day 🙂 If you want to upgrade your computer(s) with SSDs but need some hand-holding, Sandisk is launching a new service that offers virtual hand-holding (not a physical in-person service but live video support plus hardware). This service is coming soon and you can pre-order it for $40 through Amazon.com. This is a combination hardware and supportware. You will receive an actual kit in the mail that has the necessary tools (cable, screwdriver, software) along with information on how to contact the live customer support team (Mon-Fri, 8am to 7pm pacific time).

NOTE: an SSD is NOT included. You have to purchase that on your own. This service only supports their own SSDs, more specifically, SSD Plus, Ultra II SSD and Extreme Pro.

Canon S120 and Pixma Pro 100 and 50pk 13×19 paper for $400 after $350 mail-in rebate

It’s not just the Canon DSLRs that get the printer-rebate bundles. Focus Camera is now offering a Canon S120 printer-rebate bundle for $400 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express gift card). The bundle includes the S120, the Pixma Pro 100 printer, and a 50pk Canon 13×19 photo paper.

Imported Sony T* E 16-70 F4 ZA OSS lens for $700

One of the further-down-the-page eBay Deals is the new condition imported grey-market Sony T* E 16-70 F4 ZA OSS lens (aka SEL1670Z) offered for $700 with free shipping and a three year warranty from the seller GetItDigital (99.7%) with a limit of five per customer. This does not come with a Sony USA warranty. Offer ends by 8/24/15.

This lens goes for $900 at authorized Sony retailers such as B&H Photo (4% rewards = $36~) and Amazon and Adorama (six free accessories).

5TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 Desktop External HDD for $120 (limit 5)

To the megapixel-storage front, where the eBay Deals have something for too (this is a tortured sentence, eject!). NewEgg’s eBay store is offering the new condition 5TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive, model STDT5000100, for $120 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. Nearly 5000 units got sold through this offer so far.

UPDATE: speaking of storage, Staples is offering the 2TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive with Mobile Device Backup for $80, with a limit of ten and your choice of three different color options (in case you are color-coding your backups). Amazon has not price-matched it but they got close, $84 for the red.

Pay $85, Get $100 Sears Gift Card by mail (limit 2)

If you like to shop at Sears (many photo retailers sell on their website as third-party sellers), and you are willing to take a detour through eBay via the Gift Card Mall, one of the latest feeBay Daily Deals is this: Pay $85, Get $100 Sears Gift Card (physical plastic gift card delivered by mail), with a limit of two per customer. Over 7800 got sold so far from this listing. I had to use a calculator for this, I believe it is a 15% off discount 🙂