Never say never and indeed, Rokinon has found an ancient alien crash landing site where they have procured… Autofocus technology! Pre-orders are also accepted now for the E-mount version of the Rokinon 50mm f1.4 FE Autofocus for $699… Shipping estimate is August 2016… This too has been added to the Interesting Cameras and Lenses of 2016 Tracking page…
Prime time is Tea time, it’s a new video-priority lens from Rokinon, the Xeen 135mm T2.2 is now available for pre-order for $2500 at B&H Photo in the Canon and Nikon DSLR mounts, the Sony E and M43rds mirrornyet mounts, and since it is a video-priority lens, the PL mount too… This has been added to the Interesting Cameras and Lenses of 2016 Tracking page…
If you are a Mac fan, B&H Photo has a special sale on the Apple 12″ MacBook (Early 2015, Space Gray) (1.3 GHz Intel Core M (Broadwell), 8GB RAM, 256GB PCIe, HD5300 Graphics, 2304 x 1440 IPS, USB-C, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, etc) bundled with Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac (OEM) for $999 with free expedited shipping.
The current iteration of the Nikon Lens Instant Savings expires on 7/30/16 and it features a variety of lenses. Adorama is sweetening the offer by including extra lens-related accessories and the Corel software bundle (that includes AfterShot and PSP) for the same price as without the free accessories.
You can find the participating lenses nicely organized at the promotional page. They are:
+ Primes: 35/1.8 for $167, 50/1.8 for $177, 40/2.8 for $247, 10.5 f2.8 fishy for $597
+ Zooms: 12-24/4 for $947, 17-85/2.8 for $1197, 24-70/2.8 for $1797
Part of this round is also the Nikon D500 with 16-80mm f2.8-4 DX VR going for $2567, a much more reasonable price than the $3100+ that Nikon decided to start this kit at. The D500 already has an APS-C price premium baked into it, creating a kit with a lens premium in it as well, was probably not the smartest idea. Which is why the invisible hand of the market grabbed it by the ear and lowered the price 🙂
(ENDED) StudioPRO 38 Inch Octagon Softbox Photography Light Diffuser & Modifier with Bowens Speedring Mount For Monolight Photo Studio Strobe Lighting for $51
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The latest B&H Photo Daily Deal is the Manfrotto Off-Road Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head for $40 with free shipping. It is available in Green or Red or Blue color schemes (click on the color tabs over there). Offer ends Wednesday 11:59pm or earlier if sold out… For more action, check the latest B&H Featured Sales…
Party’s over, this Woot-Off lasted 24 hours only…
It’s that time of the month again, a new Woot-OFF is in progress. It includes Woot Electronics and Computers, among most of the participating sub-Woots. Not participating are the main Woot and Sellout. These run in multiples of 24 hours, typically 24 or 48 or 72.
Barnes and Noble is still live and kicking and until 7/31/16, coupon code BNWILD gets you 20% off a single item at the Barnes and Noble website. This is a good idea if you want to get a photography book or camera guide that is rarely discounted or has the same prices everywhere. Excluded are e-books, Nook devices, Legos and a few more items.
More couponing action, this time it is at the CVS website where coupon code SUMMERBOOK gets you 50% off 8.5×11 inch photo books and coupon code SUMMERCANVAS gets you 50% off 16×20 inch canvas prints. There are a few more offers over there but the discounts are less 40% or less. Coupon expires Saturday night 7/30/16.
Daily deal style website Tanga.com has a free shipping promotion with 500+ items included, including this new condition 12oz Coffee Lens Mug by Whetstone offered for $9 with free shipping for all. No memberships, no minimum quantity purchases, the above items get free shipping. Limit six coffee lens mugs per customer.
Trendy among the action in the Trending eBay Deals is the manufacturer refurbished with a 1-year warranty GoPro HERO4 Silver Edition action camera for $244 with free shipping with a limit of three per customer, sold by the official GoPro eBay store.
Speaking of official eBay stores, the official Google eBay store is offering the Chromecasts for $30 with free shipping each (the regular second generation or the Audio version). Limit of 50 of each per customer. Yes, they opened an eBay store. At the moment that’s all they sell there, Chromecasts.
We are grouping various memory card and storage offers in a single post to help keep things more organized and easier to skim and scan…
… we start with the black color scheme of the 2TB Western Digital Elements USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive (model WDBU6Y0020BBK-EESN), offered for $70 with free shipping with a limit of three per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration date is unknown (either a sale on its own or a price-match)…
If Thunderbolt (and Lightning) is not very very frightening, at Best Buy, one of their daily deals for Monday only is the 3TB G-Technology G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Silver) offered for $200 with free shipping or pickup.
If you are fond of retractable USB 2.0 flash drives, the 128GB SanDisk Cruzer Glide CZ60 USB 2.0 Flash Drive (mdoel SDCZ60-128G-B35) is on sale for $20 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of five per customer.
If you are looking for a microsD card that comes with a full size SD adapter, and don’t want to fight conventional packaging, the 64GB Transcend microSDXC Class 10 UHS-1 (up to 60MB/s model TS64GUSDU1PE) is on sale for $14 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of 30 per customer. This ships in frustration free packaging, so depending on how it ships, you may score some of those sturdy reusable/recyclable little cardboard boxes.
ADDED: the official NewEgg ebay store is offering the new condition 120GB HyperX FURY 2.5″ SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD), model SHFS37A/120G, for $40 with free shipping with a limit of five units per customer.
ADDED: the official NewEgg ebay store is offering the new condition 5TB Seagate Expansion USB 3.0 3.5″ Desktop External Hard Drive (model STEB5000100, Black) for $110 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.
I will append anything else related to this post during the day…
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Groupon is back with a reality-TV style coupon, coupon code SURPRISE entered at the Groupon website gives you a discount of up to 51%. The discount percentage is random and varies from person to person. This is good for Groupon Goods as well, not just Local Deals (custom photo print offers live here). The maximum discount is $20 for Goods and $50 for everything else. Limit one unit/use per customer during this offer. Some items may be excluded as usual. Works on desktop or mobile Groupon sites. Offer ends 7/26/16.
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One of the Best Buy daily deals for Monday 7/25/16 is the Pinnacle Studio 19 Ultimate Windows software in a box for $50 with free shipping or free store pickup (if available at a nearby store).
UPDATE: the affiliate links to Office Depot are not working for some reason. Except for Amazon, eBay, B&H and Adorama, the rest of the retailers are mostly clueless when it comes to affiliate programs 🙂 I replaced them with direct links.
If you are part of the Office Depot and Office Max Rewards program, among the Reward Offers for the week of Sunday July 24 until Saturday night fever July 30 in 2016, you can get up to two 16pks of Duracell single-use AA or AAA alkaline batteries for $0.01 after Rewards. Only these 16-packs are eligible. You can get two AA or two AAA or one of each. Maximum two 16pks total regardless of AA or AAA.
You pay $13.99 plus tax (if applicable) for one 16-pack. A few weeks later you will receive the equivalent of $13.98 in Office Depot rewards. Sales tax is not refunded. This offer is good online and also in-store. Make sure you show the reward card if buying in-store or you have the correct Rewards number linked to your online shopping account if buying online.
While there, they have a very nice deal on their website for this hybrid Solo Backpack/Briefcase for laptops. It has two sets of built-in straps, one to wear as a backpack and one to carry as a briefcase. The sale price is $25.
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Monoprice does not have predictable free shipping but they do have coupons every few days. Coupon SIZZLIN (no G at the end) gets you 15% off almost everything at the Monoprice website. You can see list of excluded items by adding coupon to cart and clicking on “details” on the coupon (or add items of interest to cart and see if they get discounted with the coupon). Coupon is good until Monday night 7/25/16 only.
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More printing coupon fun, this time at Walgreens Photo, coupon code GIFTSFORTY gets you 40% off on Photo Gifts and Cards. The usual terms apply. Coupon expires Wednesday 7/27/16 at 11:59pm central time.
For the week of July 24-30 in 2016, the Duracell battery promotion is back at Office Depot and Office Max stores. You can buy up to two 16-packs of single-use AA or AAA batteries for $13.99 each, and receive back the equivalent of $13.98 in the Office Depot-Max rewards program. You have to be a rewards member to take advantage of this offer.
The DiscountMags Weekend Sale post got me looking for magazines, and sure enough, for a limited time, you can get 1-Year Digital Photo digital subscription through the Zinio service and apps for $5 for 1-year. This is part of their Limited Time Sale (no expiration date is mentioned). Zinio subscriptions can be read in a Web Browser along with their apps for iOS, Google Play, Windows Metro (Kindle Fire can sideload the Android apk).
It’s K-time at B&H Photo, a total of 25 Pentax Lenses and Flashes are participating in a Limited Time Sale. Lenses include primes and zooms, such as the 70-200 f2.8 ED DC AW D FA* for $1700. Seven of the lenses are “Limited Edition”. Two flashes and a converter are also participating, along with pancake, macros, zooms, and more. Prices range from $110 (50/1.8 DA) to $2000 (150-450 f4.5-5.6 DC AW D FA LALALALALA).
Also participating is the f2.8 zoom trio, in addition to the aforementioned 70-200, they have the 16-50mm f2.8 for $830 and the 50-135 f2.8 for $860. Find them all at the Limited Time Sale.
This is a limited time sale, but I do know the expiration date.
DiscountMags adds Digital-Only Subscriptions: Shutterbug for $9/yr, Smart Photography for $6.68/yr; also some Printed Mags get Digital Content
The weekend is upon us and with it we have another Weekend Magazine Sale at DiscountMags, now with a new addition. In addition to printed magazines, they are also offering digital subscriptions (redeemed through the Zinio service/app). Digital subscriptions mention this in the listings (Digital) and have a “Powered by Zinio” with a “?” explainer. Here’s a screenshot of a digital one:
Of camera and photo interest:
+ Popular Photographer for $5/year, up to 3 years, PRINTED
+ Shutterbug for $9/year, 1 year only, DIGITAL
+ Smart Photography for $6.68/year, 1 year only, DIGITAL
+ various $5/year magazines: Wired, Popular Science, ESPN, CNet, etc
+ see them all at the Weekend Magazine Sale
Some Printed Magazines now include Digital content
Another new feature at DiscountMags is that a subset of the Printed magazines now include Digital content to go with it. The eligible magazines mention this with the “Digital Download Included” in their section. You can use your browser’s in-page search feature to search for that phrase. Pop Photo is not eligible for this, but other non-photography magazines are, here’s a screenshot for Wired:
Digital content varies by magazine. For example, Wired offers this using their own Wired app (iPad, Nook, Kindle Fire [not sure why they don’t have a Google Play option]). ESPN offers ESPN Insider access, and such. Check each magazine of interest to see what and how they offer this.
PS: I haven’t tried any of the digital options yet, so I don’t know how they work. If you have any existing subscription, it may also be eligible if the offer is available through the publisher’s website. Simply follow the instructions as given by the magazine’s website.
Another bundle is offered in the world of M43rds at Adorama. It is the Panasonic GX8 body only along with the Panasonic 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 OIS and a $150 Adorama Gift Certificate, all together for $1198 with free shipping in either the black GX8 or the silver GX8. This is a while supplies last type of a promotion.
PSA: if you are touch-typing and your right hand is misaligned (shifted one position to the right), then instead of writing “OIS” you write “POS”. So if you read that in the forums, the person writing it may not necessarily be a Panasonic hater, they may just have a misaligned touch-typing situation 🙂
You don’t need a printer to print this coupon but it can get you a printer at a discount 😉 For a limited time, Adorama is offering the Canon PIXMA MG2520 Inkjet Photo All-in-One Printer for $19 with free shipping when you enter coupon code CAPRINTD over there. The price before couponization is $39. Ink is included. Offer ends by 7/31/16 or earlier if sold out.
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Monoprice is back with another 1-day coupon, coupon code HEATWAVE gets you 10% off almost everything at the Monoprice website. Also, free US shipping on orders of $50+. You can see list of excluded items by adding coupon to cart and clicking on “details” on the coupon (or add items of interest to cart and see if they get discounted with the coupon). Coupon is good for Friday 7/22/16 only.
Bags and more bags, the Case Logic CPL-108 DSLR Camera and iPad/Netbook Backpack in the grey color scheme is on sale for $25 with free shipping at Adorama until 7/31/16 or earlier if sold out.
While there, they have the Dell 13 7000 Series 13.3″ Full HD Signature Edition 2 in 1 Touchscreen Notebook on special for $620 with free shipping with a limit of one per customer until 7/30/16 or earlier if sold out. This is Core i7-6500U 2.5GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 13.3″ 1920×1080 screen, Stylus with holder, IPS, Win10, card reader, HDMI, backlit keyboard, Intel HD Graphics, etc.
It’s coupon time once again at AdoramaPIX, this time coupon code PRINTS8X10 gets you 8×10 inch prints for $1.25 each. This cannot be combined with other offers. Only applies to this print size. To get free shipping, the order total must be $49+ after the discount is factored in. Valid through 7/24/16.
Zoom-zoom now with one of the most recent models, the Nikon Coolpix B500 with a 40x optical zoom is currently on sale for $257 at authorized dealers, but Adorama is selling it at the same price with a handful of free items: Lowepro Edit 110 bag, 16GB Delkin SDHC card, 4pk Duracell Coppertop AA batteries, ProOptic cleaning kit, tiny tabletop tripod, and the Corel software kit (which includes AfterShot and PSP).