LG G5 + LG Cam Plus (camera module) + Cradle + Extra Battery for $450 (unlocked; no contract)

If you want to be a rebel and avoid the “blockbuster” phones of Apple, Samsung, and Nexus-killing Google, LG is one of the alternatives, especially if you are curious about modular design and LG’s Cam Plus camera module. Because the “LG Cam Plus” (the camera module) is included for FREE for a limited time, along with a charging cradle and an extra battery along with the 32GB LG G5 smartphone (model RS988, GSM + CDMA / 4G LTE Capable, North America variant, no contract, with microSD slot, with USA warranty) for $450 with free shipping at B&H Photo.

NOTE: there are multiple options on the same listing, if you are traversing the other options, make sure you are looking at the “North American Variant” with the four freebies, not the “AT&T Variant” (which goes for $370, but you don’t get any of the four freebies, and you get an AT&T logo on the back; also the AT&T variant does not have CDMA).

Regardless of option, check to make sure it is compatible with your carrier(s) of choice.

(ENDED) Book: Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision (2nd Edition; paperback) for $23.12

This lightning deal expired…

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(SOLD OUT) Panasonic KJ17MCC82A Eneloop Power Pack (4-slot charger, 8AA, 2AAA, 2 C Spacers, 2 D Spacers) for $25

As of a 10:40pm ET recheck, this surprisingly sold out (it wasn’t on pace to sell out when I was checking earlier, but maybe it got mentioned in high volume websites or social media?)…

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(ENDED) Book: Taming your Photo Library with Adobe Lightroom for $14.56 (ends 3:50pm ET)

This lightning deal expired…

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(ENDED) 75% off Custom Photo Books at Walgreens Photo with coupon (ends Sat PM)

This coupon expired…

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(ENDED) Apple MacBook Pro 13″, Intel i5 2.0GHz, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, W/3 Yr Applecare for $1500

This daily deal expired… The current Adorama daily deal, good until 12pm ET on Friday (or earlier if sold out) is the new condition Apple MacBook Pro 13″, Intel i5 2.0GHz, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, with 3-Year Applecare (Intel Iris, 2560 x 1600, etc) for $1500 with free shipping…

For more action check the Adorama Cyber Week Specials and Clearance and Sales pages…

(ENDED) Friday Daily Deals: Bower AF Zoom Flash (C), Studio/Lighting Kits, Etc

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

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(ENDED) Polaroid Cube HD 1080p Lifestyle Action Video Camera for $59 (ends 10pm ET)

This lightning deal expired…

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(ENDED) Tenba Messenger Large Photo/Laptop Bag for $40 (FS)

This daily deal expired… For future deals, check the future B&H Photo Daily Deals

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(ENDED) Raya SDR-400 Alpha Monolight for $170 (ends 7pm ET)

This flash sale expired… The current flash sale at the B&H Photo Daily Deals is the Raya SDR-400 Alpha Monolight going for $170 with free shipping. The price before the sale was $300. This sale ends 7pm ET (or earlier if sold out).

Refurbished Canon D-Rebel T5i w/18-55 IS STM for $400 [or add 55-250 for $50 more]

To the Canon Outlet specials we go where the manufacturer refurbished with a 1-year Canon USA warranty Canon D-Rebel T5i w/18-55 IS STM is offered for $400.

UPDATE: the D-Rebel T5i w/18-55 IS STM and 55-250 IS II kit goes for $450.

PS: both bundles are in-stock as of the time of writing.

Dracast LED500 Silver Series Daylight LED Light with 2x L-Series Battery Plates for $260

ISO performance may be getting to the moon and back, but you still need light. Which brings us to the Dracast LED500 Silver Series Daylight LED Light with 2x L-Series Battery Plates on sale a limited time for $260 with free shipping at B&H Photo.

Sony a7R II Body with $200 Gift Card (or Rode VideoMic or Sigma MC11) for $3200

The Sony a7r II body only is offered for $3200 at B&H Photo where you can choose one free item from a choice of three: A) $200 B&H Gift Card, B) Rode Videomic PRO, C) Sigma MC11 (EF to E). You are promoted to select which one right after you press the regular “Add to Cart” button. The pop-under presents you the three choices. The gift card is obviously the most flexible of the three choices.

1.5TB Seagate Expansion 2.5″ Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $60

Here’s an in-between storage size you don’t often see, it is the 1.5TB Seagate Expansion 2.5″ Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive on sale for $60 with free shipping at Adorama.

3Pod PM3A Aluminum 4-Section Monopod for $40 w/free S&H

Lost in the sea of tripods are the monopods, they just can’t get their leg through the door! But there is a sale, the 3Pod PM3A Aluminum 4-Section Monopod is going for $40 with free shipping at Adorama.

Refurbished Nikon Coolpix L830 superzoom (red; 34x; AA) for $109

Another manufacturer-refurbished Nikon Coolpix superzoom is on sale at Coolpix L830 in the red color scheme, with 34x optical zoom, powered by AA batteries, for $109 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.

Refurbished Nikon P900 superzoom (83x optical) for $430

Move over Hubble telescope, here comes an 83x optical zoom lens camera 🙂 The manufacturer refurbished Nikon Coolpix P900 is on sale for $430 with free shipping at Adorama with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. Offer ends at 11:59pm ET on Thursday 12/1/16.

Pre-Order Really Right Stuff accessories at B&H

If you are a fan of the “Really Right Stuff” camera accessories brand and of B&H Photo, you are in luck! They have began carrying their products and they are now available for pre-order at B&H Photo. This is breaking news, their listings will soon get populated with more details but you can place a preorder if you want to get in line as an early bird.

(ENDED) Ape Case ACPRO338W Metro Collection Standard Camera Case for $17.36 (ends 3:55pm ET)

This lightning deal expired: It’s almost the same price as the one that was a lightning deal last night but it’s a different model, good until 3:55pm ET, among the Amazon Lightning Deals is the Ape Case ACPRO338W Metro Collection Standard Camera Case (Black) going for $17.36 with the usual free shipping terms.

Speaking of camera bags, these are some of the camera bag sales in-progress, sorted by price:

(ENDED) Thursday Daily Deals: Eneloop, Polaroid and Yi Action Cams, Studio/Lighting Kits, Two Photography Books, Etc

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

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(SOLD OUT) Thursday: 16GB Sony microVault Dual USB Flash Drive for $5.55 w/free S&H

It turns out that they should have kept the limit of one per customer, because as of 1:45pm ET, this is sold out and cannot be ordered…

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(ENDED) Thursday: 1-Year Creative Cloud Photography for $89; MeFOTO Tripod for $110, etc

These daily deals expired… For future ones, check the B&H Photo Daily Deals

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Expired Offers Pruned from This and Situation Room

I went through the first two pages of this blog (100 posts) and marked all the expired offers as ENDED, and I also updated the Holiday Shopping 2016 Situation Room by removing all the expired offers. Its name has morphed as well, it is now “Holiday Shopping” since Black Friday and Cyber Monday are already in the rear view mirror timeline-wise. The “Situation Room” will continue until 12/31/16.

I will also begin some experimentation on how to do things in this post-MAP world. This blog was/is optimized for market-driven changes in prices. But manufacturers are controlling pricing more and more, so there are fewer market-driven deals, at least on the cameras and lenses many photographers are interested in.

Hardcover Book: National Parks of America: Experience America’s 59 National Parks (Lonely Planet) for $15.80

If you are interested in the National Parks or Nature photography, the hardcover edition of the April 19 (2016) “National Parks of America: Experience America’s 59 National Parks (Lonely Planet)” is on sale for $15.80 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of 30 per customer. The sale is such that the used prices are higher than the new condition. If you are not a Prime member, you get free shipping if you buy $25+ in books (eg two of these) or with a $49+ order.

If you are a Prime member and you are not familiar with this book, but you are curious, you can borrow it for FREE through the Prime Reading program! Go to the Kindle page and look for the “Read for Free” with Prime Reading button. You have to be logged on to a Prime account to see this. Screenshot below:

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But wait there’s another way to borrow it for free, if you are a Kindle Unlimited subscriber!

MINI RANT: Amazon really really really needs to change how they phrase it when you borrow an ebook. It is not free. You are borrowing it. This will probably reduce accidental purchases and returns, and reduce user frustration. The “Read for Free” is good but the “Free” above that when it shows the price is confusing to the uninitiated.

Lytro ILLUM Light Field Camera for $249

The updating of the Holiday Shopping 2016 Situation Room continues, and one offer I forgot to post here is among the latest eBay Deals, eBay seller “voodublu”(99%) is offering the new condition Lytro Illum light field camera (the “normal size”, not the PEZ dispenser one) for $249 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. Over 400 units got sold from this listing so far per the eBay data over there. Note that Lytro is out of the consumer camera business!

10% off first-time customers at Woot with coupon

Sometimes it pays to go through those Valpak coupons in the light blue envelope that come along with the Weekly Grocery Ad mail spam ads. There is a coupon from Woot, coupon code VALPAK2 gets you 10% off your first order at Woot. The coupon expires 1/31/17. Restrictions apply.

You can see all the terms and conditions at this url: http://www.woot.com/537.r (there is a dot before the “r”). NOTE: this redirects to a Cloudfront.net page and opens a PDF file; I am not putting a “live link” so people don’t get spooked by clicking on it and then all of sudden finding a Cloudfront PDF file in their browser tabs. Limit one per customer. This is only good for first-time customers there.

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Sony a6000 w/16-50 and 55-210 and $28 rewards and $50 Gift Card for $700

Typically offers expire or lose some of the extras after the Black-Cyber 4-day weekend ends, but while updating the Holiday Shopping Season Situation Room, this offer actually added a bonus since the last time I checked it…

… the Sony a6000 two-lens kit (16-50, 55-210) now gets a $50 B&H Photo e-gift card, along with the previous 4% promotional rewards (around $28 to be used in future purchases at B&H Photo. The price is $700 with free expedited shipping.

UPDATE: price added to the blog-post title. Previously it read “for $” instead of “for $700” 🙂

Nikon S33 waterproof w/16GB SD, Case, Etc for $107

Splash! The Nikon Coolpix S33 waterproof P&S digital camera is bundled with a Lowepro case, a 16GB Delkin SD and a cleaning kit for $107 with free shipping at Adorama in the white color and the blue color. Both are “temporarily out of stock” at the moment, but you can purchase them to lock the price.

On the other hand, if you need them to ship right away, they are in-stock for the same price but without the three free accessories at B&H Photo. Or if you are comfortable with refurbished, the white color is in-stock for $83 with free S&H.

Tascam DR-05 Portable Digital Audio Recorder for $65

The latest Adorama daily deal, good until Wednesday at 12pm ET is the new condition Tascam DR-05 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder for $65 with free shipping. It takes two AA batteries and records on microSD cards, accessories you may already have aplenty thanks to cameras and photography accessories (AA) and smartphones and action and compact cameras (microSD)… For more action, check the latest Adorama Cyber Week specials

8% eBay Bucks (No Minimum, Must Activate; YMMV)

Another eBay Bucks promotion was rolled out earlier today by eBay. As usual with these, they are YMMV because I don’t know if they sent this to everyone or a subset of the eBay users. This current iteration is 8% eBay Bucks with no minimum purchase required. The standard eBay Bucks percentage is 2%. As usual, you have to manually activate the offer (press a button in the email or eBay message/app), and you are good to go. The offer ends on Wednesday at 11:59pm Pacific time. The usual restrictions apply.

A good place to look for ideas are the eBay Deals along with the Trending Deals (shows only 100 trending deals, less overwhelming to look at than their main deals page). There’s also a dedicated search box there that searches only the Deals, not everything else on eBay.

(ENDED) Ends 7pm ET: Dracast LED500 Silver Series Bi-Color LED Light with Dual NP-F Battery Plate for $199

This flash sale expired…

META UPDATE: And we are back after the post-Black-Cyber weekend! The “Situation Room” will morph into a “Holiday Shopping season” situation room and continue until 12/31/16. I will post a separate alert after that is converted as I will also do a full refresh and prune of the expired promotions.

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(ENDED) Wednesday Daily Deals: Studio/Lighting Kits, Yi, Ape, Aluratek, Etc

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

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(ENDED) Pentax Lenses Sale (continues until Wedn PM)

As of late 12/1/16 recheck, this promotion is over…

UPDATE: this offer continues until Wednesday at 11:59pm ET… Pentax is getting some Cyber Monday action! A total of 29 Pentax lenses are on sale at B&H Photo. Some of them also earn promotional rewards. It features a mix of zooms and primes (including pancakes and maple syrup) and Limiteds, and one f2.8 PRO zoom, the 50-135mm for $850…

For more action, check the latest B&H Cyber Monday specials

(ENDED) Tenba RC9 Rain Cover (Black) for $15 w/free S&H (ends 9am ET)

This flash sale expired… In addition to the daily deals, B&H Photo is also running “flash sales” which only last a few hours each. Good until Wednesday at 9am ET is the Tenba RC9 Rain Cover (Black) for $15 with free shipping.

(ENDED) Wednesday: Manfrotto Clamp-On Remote Control for Canon DSLRs for $100

These daily deals expired…

Wednesday is here in the east coast, and so is the new round of B&H Photo Daily Deals. Of camera and photo interest, the Manfrotto Clamp-On Remote Control for Canon DSLRs is offered for $100 with free shipping. This ends by 11:59pm ET on Wednesday or earlier if sold out.

(ENDED) Ape Case Standard Digital SLR Holster Camera Bag (ACPRO650) for $17.65

This lightning deal expired…

I caught a “live fish” in the Gold Box pool, good until 11:59pm ET on Tuesday (or earlier if sold out), the Ape Case Standard Digital SLR Holster Camera Bag (ACPRO650) goes for $17.65, sold and shipped by Amazon actual, so it has the usual free S&H terms.

(ENDED) Rokinon 21mm f1.4 Lens for Sony E for $299 (ends 2pm ET)

This flash sale expired…

The current flash sale item among the B&H daily deals at the moment, good until 2pm Eastern today (or earlier if sold out) is the Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 Lens for Sony E going for $299 with free shipping. Only the Sony E-mount version in the black color scheme is on sale. The other colors and mounts are not on sale.

Tenba Lightweight Messenger Camera Bag for $60 w/free S&H (three colors)

Time for another camera bag sale, this one is available in three different colors, the Tenba Lightweight Messenger Camera Bag (for 1-2 D/SLR Bodies, 3-5 Lenses, Flash and Accessories) for $60 with free shipping at Adorama, yet another one of the never-ending Cyber Monday offerings.

Olympus Instant Savings: cameras, lenses, accessories

Another round of Olympus Instant Savings is in progress at Adorama featuring a variety of Olympus cameras (iLC and fixed) and lenses, and various accessories. Some of them are bundled with free accessories and/or promotional rewards. Due to time (and sanity) constraints I can’t go through them all one by one (at least not yet). Cyber Monday flies by too fast!

Costco: Panasonic ZS50 drops to $250

Costco members can now score the Panasonic ZS50 travel-zoom for $250 with free shipping at the Costco website and may be at their stores (that’s what the page there says). This is thanks to a brand new $50 off manufacturer discount that went live today and will continue until Christmas Eve… If you are not a Costco member, you can purchase it but you have to pay a 5% surcharge (around $12.50 more).

Fuji X Instant Savings (add 50-230mm for $99 more) with free accessories

Also participating in the festivities are the latest Fuji X system instant savings at Adorama featuring X cameras (both iLC and the X100T) along with lenses. Some of these are bundled with free accessories or are eligible for combined purchase discounts.

For a number of the iLC cameras, when you expand the yellow Special Offer section, you will see an option to add to the bundle the Fuji 50-230mm lens for just $99 more. Here’s a screenshot example for the Fuji X-T10 w/16-50 kit:

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Sony RX100 V with $100 Gift Card for $1000

I don’t remember if I mentioned this yet because it wasn’t in the Situation Room (I just added it) but the recently released Sony RX100 V continues at its starting price of $1000, but during the Black-Cyber festivities, it is getting a $100 gift card with purchase at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Sigma 50mm f1.4 ART (EF) with MC11 (Sigma EF Lenses to Sony E- Bodies) for $950 [no more USB Lens Dock]

With many camera systems out there, the possibilities of combinations are increasing. One such combination is bundled up with a virtual bowtie by Sigma [actual bowtie NOT included], it is the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART Lens in the Canon EF mount, bundled with the Sigma MC-11 Mount Converter (Sigma EF Lenses to Sony E-mount Cameras), and the Sigma USB Lens Dock, all together for $950 with free shipping at B&H Photo. This offer ends Tuesday 11:59pm ET… This is another one of their Cyber Monday offers

UPDATE 11/29/16 late PM: the USB Lens Dock is no longer included with this offer…

Canon PIXMA MG2520 Inkjet Photo All-in-One Printer for $25 [was $18] w/free S&H

Printer collectors (I am assuming they must exist) must be having a field day this Cyber Monday, here comes yet another printer with free shipping, it is the Canon PIXMA MG2520 Inkjet Photo All-in-One Printer going for $25 [was $18] with free shipping at Adorama as one of their Cyber Monday specials… Price updated 11/29/16 PM…

Refurbished Nikon P530 superzoom (42x) for $180

Zoom-zoom! The black Nikon Coolpix P530 (42x optical) is available in refurbished condition with a 90-day B&H warranty for $180 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo, another one of their Cyber offers.

This offer zoomed away: Speaking of refurbished Nikon zooms, the previously mentioned manufacturer refurbished black Nikon Coolpix S7000 (20x optical) continues for $89 with free shipping at Adorama.

Prime Benefit: Three New Sample Boxes

And now something fun! If you are an Amazon Prime member, Cyber Monday has more utilitarian benefits for you as well. Amazon launched a new trio of sample boxes. You buy the sample box at the listed price, and a week later you receive a credit in the same amount to spend on a future purchase of similar items (from a predetermined list; the shopping cart will tell you whether an item qualifies). Of camera & photo interest, these can be handy if you are a roar warrior or if you want more supplies at the studio and use as needed.

Canon USA store Cyber Monday sales

The official Canon USA store continues with its Cyber Monday sales. I am trying to find time to go through this, but I simply can’t stop time, and the Canon outlet website takes time to navigate and price-check, so this is a DIY adventure until I can stop time 🙂

Vello Lens Adapters: Canon or Nikon lenses to Sony E-mount bodies

In parallel to their Batter Grip sale, B&H Photo is also having a sale on various Vello Lens Adapters. A total of three models are participating with prices ranging from $299 to $369. The target is Sony E-mount cameras, and the lenses are Nikon and Canon F and EF respectively… These too are part of their Cyber specials

Vello 3rd-party Battery Grips sale (32 options)

If you like the idea of 3rd-party battery grips, B&H Photo is having a sale on their Vello brand of Battery Grips with 32 products participating. Most of the models are for Canon and Nikon DSLRs, but there are also a couple for the Panasonic GH-series and a trio for Sony a7** cameras… This too is part of the B&H Cyber specials.

Flashpoint StreakLight 360 Ws Flash TTL with the BP-960 Power Pack for $350 (C/N)

Thunderbolt and Lightning was once most famous for being part of a Bohemian Rhapsody. Now it has been reduced to computer and phone connector names. * insert some kind of segue * and now we are talking about Lighting! Adorama is bundling the Flashpoint StreakLight 360 Ws Flash TTL with the BP-960 Power Pack for $350 with free shipping in your choice of Canon version or Nikon version… Optionally, when you expand the yellow “Special Offers” area, there are combined purchase discounts if you want to purchase additional Flashpoint products… These two are part of their Cyber specials