Pre-order new Canon G1 X III APS-C RAWsumer for $1300

The sensors are increasing in RAWsumers, and so are the prices! Canon finally decided to go APS-C with their storied G-series. The brand new Canon G1 X III (aka third generation) has an APS-C sensor, and a pre-order price of $1300, both on the uptick. The lens glued to the body is a 24-72mm (eq) f2.8-5.6 with OIS.

Pre-orders are accepted at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself where they have a late November 2017 release estimate.

This has been added to the New Cameras of 2017 were RAWsumers are making a late run in the year, seven new ones in 2017, versus eight new DSLRs and ten new mirrorless cameras.

SLR Magic Anamorphot-40 1.33x Anamorphic Adapter for $599

It’s the Attack of the Anamorphs! A new original movie on SYFY? Or an SLR Magic product? The new condition SLR Magic Anamorphot-40 1.33x Anamorphic Adapter is on sale for a limited time for $599 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This mounts to lenses with a 52mm Front Thread.

Pre-order new Nikon Official Two DX Lens Kit (40/2.8 MAC; 10-20/4.5-5.6 VR) for $547

Manufacturer-created Lens bundles are all the rage these days. Nikon has a Landscape and Macro DX bundle with the 40mm f/2.8 MACRO and 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR lenses, both DX (APS-C), on sale for $547 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

This is a “Coming Soon” item, it is not in-stock yet! The 40/2.8 goes for $277 on its own, while the 10-20/4.5-5.6 goes for $307 on its own, for a total of $584 if purchased separately.

Voigtlander 65mm f2 Macro APO-LANTHAR for $999 (E)

Hide your E-wallets E-system E-photographers, a prime temptation wants to take a macro look into your wallet! The new condition Voigtlander 65mm f2 Macro APO-LANTHAR for the Sony E-System is on sale for $999 with free expedited shipping for a limited time at B&H Photo

For more action, check their Featured Sales.

PS: B&H too has a 1-Day Sandisk Sale which more or less mirrors the Amazon Gold Box deal. So if you need even more units at the same price, you have two places to buy them from.

Impossible Polaroid 600 for $100 (Black or Blue) to $110 (Red Stripe)

Sometimes the impossible becomes possible, and then impossible again. While you ponder on that, Adorama is having a closeout sale on Impossible Polaroid 600 cameras and films and accessories. The blue camera and the black camera go for $100 each…

… but the more iconic black with red stripe goes for $110~ at Adorama and Focus Camera on eBay.

Refurbished Samsung WB1100F superzoom for $150, DJI Phantom 3 Standard for $314, Etc

NewEgg launched what they call the Ultimate Refurbished Sale and it includes:

+ manufacturer refurbished DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter Aircraft with 3-Axis Gimbal and 2.7k CamerA for $314
+ sold by the official DJI store on NewEgg
+ limit three per customer

+ various refurbished Parrot drones prices ranging from $20 to $70

+ some $100-ish refurbished Chromebooks in the middle of the page

+ and a blast from the past towards the bottom, the refurbished red Samsung WB1100F superzoom for $150 by RedTagCamera thru NewEgg (35x optical zoom)

Used LensCoat for Canon 500 f4 IS II for $52

A mini dive into the Amazon Warehouse Deals fishes out a lens accessory. The “digital camo” color scheme of the LensCoat LC5002DC made for the Canon 500 f/4 IS II lens is available in “Used – Like New” condition (damaged original packaging) for $51.79 with free shipping.

PS: a description of “Used – Like New” condition (damaged original packaging)” is usually a good sign at Amazon Warehouse Deals, but as always, each used purchase is an individual transaction, it’s like a box of chocolates, so there’s always a higher risk than buying new condition.

Fuji X-T20 kits drop $100 (Body for $799, Etc)

As part of the new Fuji Instant Savings, the Fuji X-T20 camera is down by $100, with the Body Only going for $799, the X-T2 with 16-50 going for $899, and the X-T2 with 18-55mm going for $1100.

Adorama has a super bundle but it remains at $1199 and includes the Fuji X-T20 with 16-50 and 50-230 and Fuji hand grip and Lowepro 140 and 16GB Sandisk Extreme and ProOptic filter kit, Corel software bundle, Lowepro lens case, and a few more lens-a-ccessories.

Used Fuji X100F drops to $1137 in either color

Despite the new Fuji Instant Savings, the Fuji X100F holds steady at $1300 in new condition at authorized dealers. If you are comfortable with USED condition though, the price has dropped to $1137~ in both colors, by Amazon Warehouse deals itself. Other 3rd-party sellers there have it for less but if you are not familiar with them, it’s a higher risk!

As of the time of writing, both the Used X100F black and the Used X100F silver go for $1137.

As usual, do pay attention to who the actual seller is. The price alone should not be the sole determining factor!

New Canon (EF) and Fuji (X, GF) Instant Savings

Sundays are the starts of new “shopping weeks” and promotions at retailers and also by manufacturers through their MAP-controlled “Instant Savings” promotions. This Sunday we have two new instant savings promotions going live, nicely organized by B&H Photo as follows:

+ Canon Instant Savings featuring five DSLRs and 13 lenses

+ Fuji Instant Savings featuring a handful of cameras and lenses, in the X System and the GF* system too
+ also available nicely organized at Adorama

+ in progress, I don’t think mentioned them before, there are some Panasonic Instant Savings, nicely organized at Adorama

Now shipping: Pinnacle Studio 21 software

Adobe gets the lion share of the attention and the profits from the world of digital photo imaging but they are certainly not the only company making software out there. One of The Others has a new product release, the Pinnacle Studio 21 software is in-stock and shipping in a software box/disc by mail, going for $60 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself.

(ENDED) Sony a6500 body only drops to $1218

As of a 10/17/17 AM re-check, this sale is over; the camera is back to $1400…

A Clash of the Shopping Titans! The new condition Sony a6500 body only is currently on sale for the very specific price of $1218 with free shipping at Walmart by Walmart itself and also at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit three per customer).

Both places have open marketplaces, so make sure you pay attention to who the actual seller in the listings you are looking at is [such a tortured sentence!]. The new condition price at other dealers is $1400 (eg Adorama).

Groupon offers 90-day mini-Prime service for $15 one-time fee

Do you often find things you like at Groupon, but end up not getting them because your order total is under $35 and adding the $3.99 shipping fee ruins the deal?

Just in time for the upcoming Holiday Shopping Season, Groupon is offering a 90-Day Free Shipping Subscription for a $15 one-time fee.

It’s like a Mini Prime. This gets you free shipping on every eligible order for the next 90 days. Typically Groupon offers free shipping on orders of $35+. So if you think you are going to place four or more orders in the next 90 days that would otherwise charge you $4 shipping, then you come ahead.

The 90 day clock starts with purchase date. For example, if you purchase it today, it would run until January 12, 2018 [both October and December have 31 days].

Here’s an annotated screenshot of their summary of terms and conditions:

RESTRICTIONS: just like Prime, this offer only applies to items sold and shipped by Groupon Goods. Items sold by Marketplace sellers (3rd-party sellers, not Groupon itself) are NOT eligible for the offer. Not eligible are items that require special delivery or white glove and such.

In other words, items that would otherwise get the standard $3.99 flat shipping will be get free shipping while you are subscribed to this mini-Prime.

This will likely increase impulse buys, so if you are trying to avoid those, this is probably an enabler!

Fujifilm INSTAX Mini Instant Film Twin Pack for $12.49 [limit 3]

It’s a sale or a price-match, Amazon itself is offering Fujifilm INSTAX Mini Instant Film Twin Pack (that’s 20 total sheets, in two 10-packs) for $12.49. Limit up to three Twin Packs per customer. Free 2-day shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order.

If you need more, the 100-pack at Groupon Goods goes for $60 with free shipping and free returns.

20% off Local Deals at Groupon (various custom photo print offers)

Good until Sunday night, coupon code SALE3 gets you 10% off Groupon Goods (physical products) and 20% off Local Deals. Of custom photo prints interest, most of the custom photo books, and metal and canvas prints and such reside under the Local Deals, so you can get 20% off. You can navigate the categories or use their search bar. For example, this is a search for Photo Prints. The usual terms/conditions/exclusions apply.

NOTE: a lot of the custom photo prints do not include include shipping when you redeem the prints at the printer’s website. Make sure you check the listings, do not assume they come with free shipping!

(ENDED) YI Lite Action Camera for $82

This lightning deal expired, but YI camera gear is recurring in the Gold Box every few days…

Happening now in the Amazon Gold Box until 2:20pm ET today is the new conditiono YI Lite Action Camera going for the very specific price of $81.59 with free shipping. The price before the sale was $100.

The LG V30 and V30+ are out!

LG’s approach to their flagship smartphone cameras has been bright lenses and wider than telephoto. Their new LG V30 and V30+ duo is now out in the US market with various options at various carriers. The unlocked versions are coming later in the year. As part of the launch, LG and Google have a special promotion through participating carriers that gets you a FREE Daydream View VR Headset and a second year warranty.

+ at Verizon Wireless, you get a $200 prepaid VISA gift card along with the Daydream
+ price is $840 outright or $35/month on a 24-month plan on approved credit with 0% APR

+ at T-Mobile the price is $800 or the equivalent with an installment plan
+ but they offer $500 back in a prepaid Mastercard if you buy TWO LG V30s when you add a line, pay with an Installment Plan and such. There’s also an optional offer for a free LG G Pad X2 tablet

+ at AT&T they offer it $27/mo on an installment plan OAC or $810 outright

+ at US Cellular they offer a $20/month on a 30-month installment plan or $800 outright

+ at Sprint they offer a 2-for-1 “Sprint Flex” offer with an installment plan and such. Note that “Sprint Flex” is a lease program, not a purchase program
+ Sprint offers the V30+ which has more on-board memory

The FREE Google DayDream promotion and second year warranty comes from LG and Google and is redeemed through the LG launch promotion page. The other offers are through each particular carrier.

As usual when dealing with carriers, make sure you understand all the terms, restrictions, traps, and conditions of their offers. They have a long way to go towards offering more transparent and consumer-friendly plans and services.

12pk AmazonBasics AAA (800 mAh) rechargeables for $12

If you need a handful of AAA rechargeable batteries, the 12pk of AmazonBasics 800 mAh batteries is currently on sale for $12 at Amazon by Amazon itself. That’s $1 per battery. You can buy as many as you like. This is an old fashioned sale, not a lightning deal, not an Add-On.

Free 2-day shipping for Prime members, or with a $25+ order. Some ideas to get to $25+, sorted by price:

+ 10ft AmazonBasics Male to Female HDMI Extension Cable for $2~

+ 2 Quart Union 63181 Elephant Watering Can for $2.54

+ 4-pack Melitta Single Cup Pour Over Set for $5.69

+ Case Logic DCB-304 Compact System/Hybrid Camera Case for $7

+ 52oz Bubba Classic Insulated Mug for $8~

+ LensShifter Blue – Balanced Focus and Zoom Grip for $12 after green clip-on coupon [details]

+ AmazonBasics Medium DSLR Gadget Bag (Orange interior) for $13 (Prime only)

+ 50-inch AmazonBasics Lightweight Tripod with Bag for $13

Monoprice Underwater Housing for the Canon G1X for $10 + S&H

If you are a Canon G1X photographer, you may be in luck…

Monoprice has an on-going Clearance sale that includes a dedicated Camera-related page. Among the items offered there is the new condition Waterproof Camera Dive Housing For the Canon G1X for $10 plus shipping. Shipping speed options vary but the lowest price seems to be around $9 for the various zipcodes I tried.

That’s the shipping fee if you don’t buy anything else. Some other items at Monoprice qualify for free shipping, and often if you buy an item with free shipping it will drop the shipping fee of other items in the shopping cart. Monoprice works in mysterious ways 🙂

You can get a shipping and handling estimate without logging-in or creating an account. Simply add the item to the shopping cart and enter your zipcode(s) of interest. In some areas, your whole order may qualify for 1-day delivery that costs about the same as slow shipping. So do check all the options before checking out!

In-stock now: Silver Fuji X-E3 with 23mm f2 R for $1150

If you had been waiting for the silver Fuji X-E3 with 23mm f2 R to get in-stock, you are in luck! The silver kit at its starting price of $1150 is in-stock and ready to ship at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to three units per customer.

It is also in-stock from Cameta thru Amazon. It ships directly from Cameta, but if you are a Prime member, you get Prime-like shipping delivery (it’s a lesser known Prime benefit).

If you prefer the black color scheme, it remains in-stock and shipping for $1150 at Amazon by Amazon itself.

For more, check the Stock Status Tracker.

Pre-order 15.6″ Diet Bezel ASUS VivoBook F510UA for $499

This is a new “diet bezel” pre-order laptop that is generating a lot of traction at Amazon, it is currently the #1 among New Releases. It is the 15.6″ ASUS VivoBook F510UA Windows 10 laptop with a pre-order price of $499. No shipping estimate yet. Its full name is F510UA-AH51.

Its claim to fame is the “diet bezel” (not a professional term). Per the product description, this has a 0.3″ NanoEdge bezel and a 80% screen-to-body ratio. It is 0.8″ thick, it is physically 14.2″ wide but with a 15.6″ diagonal full HD display.

Other specs include 8GB DDR4 RAM, Intel Core i5-8250U 1.6GHz (8th generation; ranks a very respectable #373 at cpubenchmark.net for a $500 laptop), 1TB HDD (5400rpm), Intel UHD 620 graphics, SD card reader, HDMI, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1) ports, 802.11ac, 3.7 lbs weight, fingerprint sensor, etc.

No optical drive, no touchscreen. There is no mention of Bluetooth in the product description. This is brand new, there are no reviews yet.

Last Day of CreativeLIVE’s Photo Week FREE-Streaming Online

Today is the last day of the Creative LIVE Photo Week 2017. These are five days of FREE live-streaming classes, with TWO parallel channels running per day (think of it as ESPN and ESPN2). There is a variety of content planned: 40 classes, five keynotes, and five photo critiques.

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(ENDED) Saturday: 3 Month Prepaid Texture Premium Subscription for $6.50 total [Netflix of Magazines; includes Shutterbug, Outdoor Pho, NatGeo, CR, etc]

This daily deal expired… If you missed it, it returns every few weeks/months…

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(ENDED) 13% off Bargain and Ugly Gear at KEH Camera with coupon (over 2600 options)

This Friday only coupon expired…

If you can find beauty in ugly, you are in luck! Good until Friday 11:59pm ET, KEH Camera offers a lucky 13% off Bargain and Ugly Used Camera Gear with coupon code BUG10A. Over 2600 items are eligible for this coupon promotion!

PS: the Bargain (BGN) and Ugly (UG) conditions still qualify for the 180-day warranty and free returns. The “AS IS” items however don’t get a warranty or returns.

Tamron 12-28mm f4 PRO APS-C for $199 [Canon]

It looks like Amazon has price-matched the B&H offer. As of the time of writing, you can get the new condition Tamron 12-28mm f4 PRO APS-C lens in the Canon mount for $199 with free shipping, sold and shipped by Amazon itself. Maximum three lenses per customer.

It is currently in “temporarily out of stock” status, so shipping date is up in the air, but you can lock the $199 price if you like it.

Imported Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD for $690 [C/N]

The new condition Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens bundled with some free accessories goes for $1100 at authorized dealers such as Adorama. But if you want to save a lot and you are comfortable with imported grey-market, then…

… to the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller “QuickNDone” (99.9%) is offering the lens in new condition imported grey-market for $690 with free shipping in the Canon mount or the Nikon mount.

Limit five per mount per customer. Between them they sold over 800 units.

Warranty-wise, if you are buying in Canada, you get a 6-year Tamron Canada warranty. If you are buying elsewhere, you get the 1-year Tamron International warranty. So it’s a lot shorter than the Tamron USA warranty. That’s one of the reasons why the price is lower. They are a Canadian seller but the eBay listing says they ship from various locations in the USA.

Pre-order new iPX8 waterproof 7-inch Kindle Oasis e-reader with Audible for $250+

If you like to read everywhere you go, or you spend a lot of time in various shooting locations waiting and you want to make the most of the downtime, you may be interested in a brand new waterproof Kindle Oasis e-book reader with Audible (audiobook) support!

The new waterproof Oasis is available for pre-ordering starting at $250 from Amazon directly. This is a 7-inch 300 ppi screen, iPX8 waterproofness (2 meters, 60 minutes), with physical page turn buttons, bluetooth support, etc.

UPDATE: you can see the various options in the search results if you don’t want to play with the “Customize” button.

The default $250 model comes with 8GB of on-board storage (an increase from the previous models), Wifi-only, with Special Offers. Options that cost extra:

  • You can instead get 32GB of on-board storage (if you want to load it up with audiobooks) for +$30
  • you can remove the Special Offers for +$20 [you can remove these later as well for a one-time fee; they are not that bad unless you hate ads]
  • get the Wifi + Cellular for +$50; free cellular data for e-book purposes
  • you can select the various options using the Customize button on the product page

This is so tempting 🙂 Please feel free to send me one as part of our just-launched Secret Santa 🙂

Used Lens Filters: $1.79 to $3.89 (Xit, Tiffen, Vivitar 1+10, Firecrest)

More used action as we round-up some of the lens filters found in the Bargain Bin of the Amazon Warehouse Deals:

+ USED Xit XT95CPL 95mm Lens Polarizing Filter for $1.79

+ USED Firecrest 67mm Superslim stackable multicoated UV MC Filter for $3.75

+ USED Tiffen 52mm Linear Polarizer for $3.89

+ USED Tiffen 52mm 80B Filter for $2.57
+ or NEW condition for $5.12 with free shipping by Willoughby’s (not Prime eligible)

+ USED Vivitar Series 1 +10 Digital Macro Lens (82mm) for $3.55

+ free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order
+ it doesn’t look like any of them are Add-On items ~ the Add-On algorithm works in mysterious ways 🙂

$20 off $100+ orders at REI Garage

Good until 10/19/17, there is a new promotion at the REI Garage (a newer/sexier name for REI Outlet), their shopping cart will automatically give you a $20 off discount if your shopping cart has a pre-taxes/pre-shipping order total of $100 or more. This offer only works on the REI Garage, not the main REI website. Complete offer details at their website under the “Details” link which brings up a pop-up with all the terms/conditions/restrictions if you are not familiar with how these work at the modern hippy commune that is REI 🙂

Starts Thursday 12pm ET: Day #4 of CreativeLIVE’s Photo Week FREE-Streaming Online

It is Day #4! Running this week, October 9-13 (Monday through Friday) in 2017, Creative LIVE is having their Photo Week 2017. There are five days of FREE live-streaming classes, with TWO parallel channels running per day (think of it as ESPN and ESPN2). There is a variety of content planned: 40 classes, five keynotes, and five photo critiques.

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