Nikon D610 with either FREE Lightroom 6 or FREE Accessories & Rewards

The new Nikon promotions include a number of Nikon D610 DSLR bundles at Adorama. In the order they appear on that page:

+ D610 body for $1300 with either FREE Lightroom 6 or FREE Accessories (32GB SD, Lowepro, Extra Battery, 2% Rewards, etc)
+ D610 with 24-85mm VR for $1700 with FREE Accessories (the usual) and 2% Rewards
+ D610 with 28-300 VR for $2100 with FREE Accessories (Filter Kit, Flashpoint Battery Grip, etc) and 2% Rewards
+ D610 with 24-85/3.5-4.5 VR and 70-300/4-5.6G VR for $2257 with FREE Accessories (two Filter Kits, Flashpoint Battery Grip, etc) and 2% Rewards

Nikon Lens Instant Savings with FREE Filter Kit and Corel Imaging Software

The Nikon Lens Instant Savings promotion has also gone live at Adorama where many (but not all) of the participating lenses get a variety of free items, including filter kits and the Corel software bundle (that includes AfterShot Pro 2 and Paintshop Pro). The free items are included automatically by Adorama while this promotion is running. The promotion ends 4/2/16.

You can find all the eligible lenses nicely organized over at the Adorama page. The navigation bar at the top over there can take you to the lens category of interest (wide, standard, telephoto, TC, etc). Among the lenses that get the free accessories and software bundles are the 24-70/2.8G, 18-35/3.5-4.5G, 14-24/2.8G, 16-35 f4G VR II, 10-24 DX, 50/1.4G, 58/1.8G and many of the other Primes, 70-200/4G, etc.

New Nikon DSLR and Lens Combined and Instant Savings

It is March 6 in the East Coast and this means a new round of Nikon Instant Savings promotion as WPPI gets under way. The latest offers are organized at B&H Photo in this fashion: the DSLR + Lenses Combined Purchase Discounts (you buy a DSLR kit and Lenses together for a combined purchase discount) and the Lens Instant Savings (discounts on individual lenses, 24 options, one is a teleconverter). This round expires 4/2/16.

(ENDED) Delkin Devices Fat Gecko Triple Mount for $59

This daily deal expired… For more action, check the B&H Featured Deals page

The B&H Daily Deal good until 11:59pm ET on Sunday is the Delkin Devices Fat Gecko Triple Mount offered for $59 with free expedited shipping… Yes, Triple Mount ~ check the gallery pictures over there…

(ENDED) Photography Magazines for $5 Each [includes Digital Photo PRO]

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Buy 2 Get 1 FREE on Duracell Batteries (Single Use, Rechargeables)

The Weekly Ad for the Office Depot (including Office Max) stores for the week of Sunday 3/6/16 until the end of day on Saturday 3/12/16 includes a “Buy 2 Get 1 FREE” promotion on all Duracell batteries available in-store. This includes single-use batteries, rechargeable batteries, and charger kits. Here’s the screenshot from their Weekly Ad:

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I don’t know if the sale will also be live on their website, but if it is, the promotion should appear at some point on Sunday on Duracell Product listings.

As usual, price check any items of interest, as the B2G1 price may still not “defeat” sale prices at other retailers or other times. This is a straight up sale, no coupons, no rebates, no rewards. You just pay the sale price and you are done!

Refurbished Nikon Coolpix L32 (AA powered) for $49 w/free S&H

More eBay action, this time on the manufacturer refurbished front. Once upon a time AA-powered batteries were the majority, but that’s no longer the case. However, companies still make AA-powered cameras, and one such is the subject of this. It is the red manufacturer refurbished Nikon Coolipx L32 compact P&S digital camera (powered by two AAs) offered for $49 with free shipping by BuyDig’s eBay Store with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty. Limit five per customer.

PS: depending on your screen’s colors and calibration and brightness setting, a giant blinding red camera body may fill your screen when you go over there 🙂

Imported No-Warranty Canon 18-135mm IS STM for $229

Back to the eBay Deals, for the more adventurous shoppers, there is a white-box imported grey-market lens without any warranty, it is offered by Get It Digital’s eBay store (99.6%). Ooops, the lens, the lens is the new condition Canon 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM going for $229 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.

White box usually means it was part of a kit, but sold separately. If I put on my Miss Maple hat, this is probably how it came to be: they import Canon APS-C DSLRs with 18-135mm kits. Then they remove the lenses from the DSLR boxes, and sell the DSLRs as body-onlies on their own (“onlies” is plural of “only”), and the Lenses on their own.

So that’s why the price is so much lower, it’s an imported item without a warranty. Over 1300 units got sold so far, so there are a lot of people willing to take the risk, but again, don’t decide based on price alone. If the thought of potential future problems with lenses without warranty keeps you up at night, mayhaps it’s not worth the extra stress. We blog, you decide!

eBay Semi-Curated Canon Sale (133 items)

eBay is having another semi-curated sale (I don’t know how much they pick by hand and how much by computer, so I’m splitting the distance with the semi), this time they feature 133 items that comprised a Canon Sales Event. Due to time constraints I cannot go through the 133 items and price-check them, so this is a DIY adventure if interested. You can filter them a bit using the various options below the big banner picture over there.

Canon D-Rebel T5i with 18-55 IS STM and Pixma PRO 100 and 50pk 13×19″ paper for $400 after $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC)

Also bubbling among the featured eBay Deals is a more complicated offer from BuyDig’s eBay store. This one is a Canon-Pixma-MIR-AMEX offer, a mail-in rebate bundle with a $350 prepaid American Express Gift Card. This is a Canon D-Rebel T5i with 18-55 IS STM bundle that also includes the PIXMA PRO 100 printer and its accompanying 50pk of 13×19″ Canon photo paper (the razor/cartridges strategy). You pay $750, receive the order, make sure all is well, submit the mail-in rebates following instructions and deadlines, and a few weeks later you receive a $350 prepaid American Express Gift Card if all is well, making it a $400 after MIR promotion, and this a nominee for a runaway sentence 🙂

Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC OS for $219 (Canon only)

Back on the eBay Deals wagon where we find BuyDig’s eBay store offering the new condition Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM lens on sale for $219 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer. This is only available in the Canon SLR mount. The others (N/A/P) are showing as out of stock.

(ENDED) Sunday Lightning Deals: Kattee Leather Vintage Bag, 64GB USB 3.0 Stick

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Eight Photography Apps for $1 each on Google Play

For a limited time, celebrating something or so, Google Play has a variety of nice digital content sales. Of photography interest, they have a $1 App Sale that includes eight different photography apps: Paper Camera, Photo Lab PRO, SuperPhoto Full, Cameringo+, DMD Panorama, Photo Editor Color Effect PRO and Color Splash and Photo Editor HDR FX PRO (the last three by Lyrebird Studio). Also part of the sale are other well-known apps such as the Nova Prime Launcher, PowerAMP, and a couple of Calendar apps.

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TIP: if you are reading this on an Android device, you can easily get to the sale by going to the App section of the Google Play store. This is the second to last promotion shown in the featured slideshow of special offers.

Buy Best Buy Gift Cards, get 10% Bonus as an eBay Gift Card

To the eBay Deals where if you are a fan of both Best Buy and eBay shopping, there’s a gift card promotion you may find of interest:

+ Pay $100, Get $100 Best Buy Gift Card and $10 eBay Gift Card

+ this sold out: Pay $150, Get $150 Best Buy Gift Card and $15 eBay Gift Card

+ both are offered by “PayPal Digital Gifts” on eBay, with a limit of one of each per customer
+ these are electronic gift cards delivered by e-mail

Glidecam HD-2000 Stabilizer System, Bundle w/Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter for $479

The Glidecam HD-2000 Stabilizer System goes for $469 at various dealers on its own, but for $10 more, you can get it bundled with the Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter (goes for $40 on its own) at Adorama.

Pre-order Insta360 Spherical Video Camera for $900

The VR train appears to be more sturdy than the 3D train was, here comes another new 360 spherical camera, the Insta360 Spherical Video Camera (dual Sony CMOS sensors, dual 230-degree fisheye lenses) is available for pre-ordering for $900 plus shipping at B&H Photo. There is no release estimate yet.

YMMV Amazon Gift Card Reload Bonus: Get $5 Bonus on $100+ Load

This is a YMMV promotion since only some Amazon shoppers qualify. This may be a rotating promotion where it is offered to only a percentage of people at a time, or perhaps the offer is determined by their purchase history. I have no idea how they decide it. The current promotion is a $5 bonus if you load/reload $100 or more as an Amazon Gift Card Balance on your account. To find out if you are eligible, you have to be logged on to your Amazon account, and visit the Gift Card Balance reload page.

NOTE this sets up an on-going reload triggered by a specific account low balance. If you don’t want this to continue in the future, you have to turn it off manually (it is easy to do using your Amazon account page).

You can load this with credit and debit cards but also with prepaid gift cards. So if you have random leftovers of various gift cards you got from rebates, work, gifts, friends and family, you can just load them up to your Amazon account instead of trying to remember how much is left on each card.

Strategically a gift card balance is handy to use as a reserve for small purchases, eg mp3 songs, ebooks, TV episodes, apps, low priced items, movie rentals, etc ~ if you don’t want your credit card statement filled up with small amount transactions.

I am not eligible for this iteration of this promotion, so I get this message (annotated screenshot crop):

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If you are not logged to an Amazon.com account when you visit that page, you will see this message (annotated screenshot crop):

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(ENDED) Axler Robin 20 Stabilizer S for $150

This daily deal expired… For more action, check the B&H Featured Deals page

The B&H Daily Deal good until 11:59pm ET on Saturday is the Axler Robin 20 Stabilizer S offered for $150 with free expedited shipping…

(ENDED) 40% off Walgreens Photo with coupon [extended to Sat PM]

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(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: Jumbl Film Scanner, Sandisk Flash, Joby Accessories, Etc

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10% Rewards on select Tamron Lenses (stackable with Mail-In Rebates)

If you are interested in Tamron lenses and like to shop at B&H Photo, they have 10% Promotional Rewards on select Tamron Lenses. The Rewards are stackable with the Tamron Mail-In Rebates (current iteration expires 4/30/16). The participating lenses are 24-70 f2.8, 18-270 f3.5-6.3, 16-300 f3.5-6.3, and 150-600 f5-6.3. They are available in Canon, Nikon and some in Sony Alpha SLR mounts.

Fujifilm FP-100C 3.25 X 4.25 Inches Professional Instant for $15

The Fujifilm FP-100C 3.25 X 4.25 Inches Professional Instant is currently going for $15 each, with a limit of 30 per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. However, the shipping estimate is 2-4 weeks, so if you are in a hurry, this will not arrive right away.

Pay $100 Get 1 Year of NewEgg Premier and $100 NewEgg Promo Credit (or $50/6mo/$50)

If you are a fan of NewEgg and want to to use their Premier membership, there is a Groupon Promotion in progress as follows:

+ Pay $100, Get 1-Year of NewEgg Premier and $100 NewEgg Promotional Credit

+ Pay $50, Get 6-Months of NewEgg Premier and $50 NewEgg Promotional Credit

+ use coupon code NEWEGG10 for an additional 10% off (does not say when this coupon expires)

+ the $100 or $50 Promotional Credit must be spend within 90 days

+ NewEgg Premier is their Amazon Prime equivalent plan
+ you get free 3-day shipping, free returns, no restocking fee, rush processing, exclusive offers, etc

+ limit 2 per Groupon customer

+ NOTE: this is only a good deal if you are planning to use all the promotional credit. If you can’t spend it within the next 90 days, you may be better off getting NewEgg Premier directly from NewEgg ($50 for 1-Year but NO Promotional Credit; extra month for new customers).

(ENDED) Thursday Lightning Deals: Portable Studio In A Box, Baby Photo Album, etc

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Pre-orders for new DJI Phantom 4 start 3/23/16

DJI wants to mix March Madness with Drone Madness. Their just-announced DJI Phantom 4 with obstacle avoidance technology (why did it take so many models before this got added) will be available for purchase on March 23 in 2016. The Phantom 4 kit will go for $1400 while its official backpack will go for $200.

PS: I created a new main category called Other Cameras to track video cameras, action cameras, drone cameras, and other non-camera cameras. Previously they were all included in the Fixed Lens Cameras category. This change is going forward, I will not go back and edit all the previous posts.

Savage Twistol Grip Ball Head for $10 [shipping depends]

There is a modest doorbuster special at B&H Photo, it is the Savage Twistol Grip Ball Head on sale for $10, with a limit of ten units per customer. If you only buy this, shipping is additional. However, if your order total is $49+ (any combination of physical goods), you get free expedited shipping. They have no customer reviews as of the time of writing.

Canon Instant Savings: 29 SLR Lenses and 5 Lights

Canon also has a new instant savings promotion on 29 of their SLR/DSLR lenses and five lights (three speedlites, two macro lights). This round is good until 4/2/16. You can see them all nicely organized at B&H Photo. They are too many to list here individually.

Canon Instant Savings: Professional Camcorders (11 options)

Canon has a soccer/football team of Instant Savings on eleven Professional Camcorders with prices ranging from $1300 to $3500, featuring products in the XA- and XF- product lines. You can see all participating items nicely organized at B&H Photo.

Pre-order new Pocket Wizard PLUS IV for $153

New Pocket Wizard item available for pre-ordering, the Pocket Wizard PLUS IV is now available for pre-order for $153 with free expedited shipping from B&H Photo. Release estimate is March 7 (2016).

In-stock nao: Litepanels ASTRA 1×1 Soft Bi-Color LED Panel

New product arrival alert! The Litepanels ASTRA 1×1 Soft Bi-Color LED Panel are now in-stock and ready to ship for $1620 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Speaking of new releases, the Zoom Q4n Handy Video Recorder is also in-stock and ready to ship for $300 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

(ENDED) Wednesday Lightning Deals: 58mm converter set (C), SSD, Flash Drives, Brinno, ActiveON, etc

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ikan Micro Spot On-Camera Light (Daylight) for $50

It’s hard to have photography without light, which brings us to the ikan Micro Spot On-Camera Light (Daylight) currently on sale for $50 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Think Tank Photo Retrospective 20 Shoulder Bag for $70

The “Blue Slate” (of the three color schemes) of the Think Tank Photo Retrospective 20 Shoulder Bag is currently on sale for $70 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Metz mecablitz 52 AF-1 digital Flash for $250 (C)

The Canon version of the Metz mecablitz 52 AF-1 digital Flash is on sale for a limited time (until 3/2/16 at 11:59pm ET) for $250 with free shipping at B&H Photo. Only the Canon version is on sale, the rest go for $300 to $320.

(ENDED) 20% off a singe Book with coupon (Leap Day only)

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(SOLD OUT) Refurbished w/1yr warranty GoPro HERO3 White Edition for $127

As of late 2/29/16 recheck, this listing closed/ended with over 7500 units sold… For more action, check the eBay Deals

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(ENDED) Tuesday Lightning Deals: Lytro ILLUM 40, 35mm Film Scanner, 128GB SDXC, Ape Case, Etc

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(ENDED) Ends 5pm ET: Nikon D3200 with 18-55 DX VR for $350

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Lowepro Sport 200 AW Backpack for $75 [ORANGE]

If you like your camera backpacks to be oozing Vitamin C and Beta Carotene, the orange Lowepro Photo Sport 200 AW Backpack is currently on sale for $75 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 10).

64GB Samsung or Sandisk USB 3.0 Flash Drive Fit for $18 each [updated]

If you are looking for tiny USB 3.0 flash drives, the 64GB Samsung USB 3.0 Flash Drive Fit, model MUF-64BB/AM, is currently on sale for $18 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of 30 per customer. This is not a lightning. These are small enough they can be handy for laptops without increasing the “air space” a laptop occupies. They are the usual “proof” (Water proof, Shock proof, magnet proof, temp proof, and X-ray proof) with a five year warranty. Currently the 64GB version “defeats” the other two options in its own line.

UPDATE: it looks like we have an inter-company price-match because the 64GB version of Sandisk’s own line-up is also on sale for $18. In-fact Sandisk has two options, the Newest Version and the Previous Version.

(ENDED) PC Accessories Sale (1080p Monitors, SSDs, HDDs, etc)

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(ENDED) HUBSAN X4 Mini H107C+ Quadcopter with 720p Camera for $50

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(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: Nikon D3200 w/18-55, Polaroid Action Cam, LED Light, Tripod, etc

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New Canon Lenses and Speedlite Instant Savings (expire 4/2/16)

It is Sunday in the eastern time zone and this means a new round of manufacturer-initiated instant savings for Canon SLR Lenses and Speedlites. A number of Canon lenses are participating. This round of offers expires 4/2/16. You can find the participating lenses nicely organized by focal range and categorized as prime/zoom at Adorama.

PS: I am “wrestling” with an under-powered laptop with a tiny keyboard, unfortunately I can’t post all the participating lenses one by one. But they are nicely organized at Adorama making it easy to skim and scan for potentially interesting lenses.

(ENDED) Cotton Carrier Camera Vest with Side Holster for $70

This sold out before it expired… For more action, check the B&H Featured Deals page

The B&H Daily Deal good until 11:59pm ET on Sunday is the Cotton Carrier Camera Vest with Side Holster (green color scheme) for $70 with free shipping… They average 4.5 out of 5 based on 86 customer reviews…

(ENDED) Pay $95, Get $100 eBay Gift Card

As usual, this didn’t last long, but it returns every few days/weeks… For more action, check the eBay Deals

It is back again at the eBay Deals. It is not a glamorous deal but it’s a utilitarian 5% off! It is the return of Pay $95, Get $100 eBay Gift Card via email with a limit one of per customer. These don’t last long, but they return every few days/weeks.

AmazonBasics DSLR Backpack for $25 (limit 3)

One of the first breakout products of Amazon’s AmazonBasics house-brand was their DSLR Camera Backpack, and this is on sale again, going for $25 each, with a limit of three per customer. It has already amassed over 4100 customer reviews with an average of 4.5 out of 5. Free shipping for Prime members or with a $49+ order (eg two of these) or an order that has at least $25 in physical books. This is a limited time sale, but it’s not part of the lightning deals, so it could last anywhere from minutes to centuries ~ usually it’s somewhere in between 🙂

In parallel, their AmazonBasics Sling DSLR Backpack is on sale for around $20.50.

Tenba Camera Bags with Free Shipping: Four options: $40 to $100

Adorama has four Tenba bags on sale, with free shipping and including. Offer ends on 3/5/16 or earlier if they sell out. They are:

+ Tenba Messenger Mini Photo / Laptop Bag, Holds Camera & 13″ Notebook – Blue for $40

+ Tenba ProDigital 2.0 Small Messenger Satchel, Fits 15″ Laptops & Small Camera System, Black for $40

+ Tenba Messenger Small Camera Bag for SLR Camera Body with 2-3 Lens Kit, Black for $50

+ Tenba DNA 13 Messenger Bag for Mirrorless Camera with 4-5 Lenses or DSLR with 2-3 Lenses (Up to 70-200mm 2.8), Flash and Accessories, Cobalt for $100

Pre-order Discount: Canon 1D X Mark II with CFast Card Reader and 64GB Card for $6000

We have something that is a bit of rarity, a pre-order discount! The new Canon 1D X Mark II [see New Cameras of 2016 Tracking page] is coming out of the gate with two official kits. A body only for $6000, and a kit bundled with the Sandisk CFast card reader and a 64GB CFast card for $6300.

The discount now is on the CFast bundle, dropping from $6300 to $6000, the same price as the body only. So it’s like getting the CFast bundle for free. This pre-order offer is available at B&H Photo and Amazon itself and Adorama. Shipping estimates hover around tax season.

Canon 5D Mark III with 24-105 f4L IS and Pixma Pro 100 and Paper and Extras for $2750 after $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC)

We have two back to back Canon-Pixma-AMEX MIR bundle offers from B&H Photo. We start with the Canon 5D Mark III bundle. You pay $3100 at checkout, receive your items, make sure all is well, submit the mail-in rebates while paying attention to instructions and deadlines, and a few weeks later you receive a $350 prepaid American Express Gift Card, making it a $2750 after MIR. For that, you get the Canon 5D Mark III with the Canon 24-105mm f4L IS, the Pixma PRO 100 printer, a 50pk of 13Ă—19 Canon photo paper (to put the new printer to work), a 32GB SanDisk ExTrEeEmE SDHC card, a Ruggard shoulder bag, and an extra third-party battery. This expires 2/26/16 at 5:30pm ET.