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The B&H Photo Deal of the Day is the ikan VH7i-E6 7″ HDMI LCD Monitor with Canon LP-E6 Type Battery Plate offered for $260 with free shipping with a limit of ten per customer. Offer ends by 11:59pm ET on Thursday or earlier if they sell out.
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Lighting, not lightning deal now. Adorama is offering the Sunpak Lightstick 516 LED Dual Panel Photo Video Light for $180 with free expedited shipping and with a free Flashpoint Pro Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand included automatically by Adorama.
If you are not afraid of mail-in rebates but you are fond of the Panasonic GM1, Adorama has a $50 mail-in rebate promotion on the Panasonic GM1 with 12-32mm kits. You can get them for $450 after a $50 mail-in rebate. The PDF of the rebate (promotion 5/18 to 5/30 in 2015) is available over there. All three colors of the GM1 are eligible, and per the PDF form, you can get one of each color for a total of up to three. The mail-in rebate is specific to Adorama, you cannot use it for other retailers.
Back to the eBay Deals where we have two more refurbished Nikon dSLR offers. First up, Roberts Digital (authorized Nikon dealer) is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7100 w/18-55 and 55-300 for $700 with free shipping, and a 90 day warranty with a limit ONE per buyer. The 55-300 is DX VR, while the 18-55 is just DX, no VR.
Further down the the eBay Deals, Adorama’s eBay store (authorized Nikon dealers) is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3100 w/18-55 and 55-200 for $270 with free shipping and 90 day Nikon warranty with a limit of five per customer. The lenses are NOT stabilized.
If you just need a body and have no need or use for these two non-VR lenses, Adorama’s own website is offering the refurbished D3100 body only for $200.
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The B&H Photo Deal of the Day is the 42″ Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc offered for $25 with free shipping with a limit of 40 per customer. Offer ends by 11:59pm ET on Wednesday or earlier if they sell out.
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Stacksocial has another “Pay What You Want” promotion, this time it is a Business Design Bundle that includes ten Adobe Lightroom Presets. To get all items, including the LR Presents you must meet or beat the average price which is currently $2.24. 10% of proceeds go to Creative Commons per the page over there.
For Mac computer users, Stacksocial is offering this Intensify Pro & Snapheal Pro Image Editing Bundle for $40 with free shipping. The software will be delivered on an 8GB SD memory card. This is not a digital download sale. Mac OS X 10.7 or newer. All sales final.
If you are the early adopter type and are looking for a new budget-flagship unlocked Android smartphone without a contract and no commitments to a carrier, the 5.5 inch ASUS Zenfone 2 is now available as a North American product from ASUS, and it is in-stock and ready to ship for $300 at Amazon in either the silver color scheme or red color scheme. It has a 13mp f2 camera, 4GB of RAM (I think the first, or one of the first), 64-bit Intel Atom processor, 64GB storage, microSD (up to 64GB), 1920×1080 Gorilla Glass 3 IPS display, Android 5.0, dual SIM (of interest to traveling photographers), compatible with GSM networks (4G LTE), 60% charge in 39 minutes, etc.
NOTE: if you are searching at Amazon, there are a lot of international/imported models listed there as well.
If you are curious about it, B&H Photo will have a live-streaming panel talking about it on Tuesday 5/19/15 at 1pm eastern. In the meantime, there is a technical preview at Anandtech (with benchmarks and such) and a review with camera samples at Tom’s Guide.
While we are patiently waiting for Vanilla Ice to be hired to perform “Zeiss Zeiss Baby”, there is a new round Zeiss SLR (Canon, Nikon) instant savings promotions featuring a total of 25 lenses. These also earn 2% promotional rewards, which are not small change considering the premium price nature of Zeiss lenses. You can see all 25 options at B&H Photo.
Panasonic has a new micro four thirds camera available for pre-order today, it is the G7 that starts at $800 with the 14-42 kit lens or $1100 with the 14-140mm lens.
And already (!) there are deals on them. B&H Photo is offering exclusive two lens kits (14-42, 45-150) for $900, while Adorama is offering a free Audio-Technica AT8024 Stereo/Mono Camera-Mount Microphone ($250 on its own) with the $800 G7 w/14-42 kit. Also of note, B&H Photo has a super bundle with the G7, 14-140mm and 14mm lenses and Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone for $1300. These are estimated to ship around mid-to-late June 2015.
Optionally, the G7 pre-orders are also eligible for the Panasonic Bundle Savings. Among the lenses eligible for this combined purchase discount promotion are the 20mm f1.7 II, 25/1.4, 42.5/1.7, 30/2.8, 100-300/4-5.6, and more.
You can find this and other interesting and non-boring cameras and lenses in the Cameras and Lenses of 2015 tracking page. All apologies, no swimsuit edition
PS: if you are not familiar with the Panasonic line-up, this new G7 should not be confused with the older previously released GX7.
And also part of the eBay Deals is the grey-market imported new condition Canon 50mm f1.8 II lens offered for $92 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer, by eBay seller “Red Tag Camera” (99.9%). Nearly 2000 units sold through this promotion. A simple double-figures prime lens is a lower risk as grey-market purchase than a $3000 pro SLR lens but again, the trade-offs are per individual. We blog, you decide (and deride if you decide to do so)
Speaking of eBay, among the latest offers you can get the new condition 32GB Toshiba microSD card with full size SD adapter (Class 10, up to 30MB/s) for $14 with free shipping, with a limit of 50 per buyer, by eBay seller “qualitycellz” (99.2%).
Speaking of GoPro, REI has the GoPro HERO4 Silver Camera Bundle with 3-Way Mount/Tripod and Case for $400.
To Les eBay Deals we go where PayPal’s Digital Gifts is offering $100 iTunes Gift Cards (email delivery) for $80, with a limit of four per customer. This is a 20% discount. Not the lowest ever, but definitely lower than full price. Over 3700 sold so far. This is email delivery, not a plastic gift card by mail. iTunes has a variety of camera/photo apps, along with various camera and photo related e-books, some of them iOS-exclusive.
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More new Fuji gear and pre-orders, starting with the new XF 90mm f2 R LM WR Lens with a $950 pre-order price.
On the camera front, the new X-T10 mirrorless camera is pre-orderable as body only for $800, or with 16-50mm for $900 or with 18-55mm for $1100 with a mid-June release estimate. Also pre-orderable is the X-T10 metal hand grip for $130 and the X-T10 leather case for $80.
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This is a responsive theme, works with desktops, laptops and smartphones. The responsiveness is not ideal with some tablets but it is still readable/usable [you can adjust the browser window on a desktop/laptop to partially simulate this]. More adjustments and customizations will happen in the next few days. The Main Blog will switch to a new theme next week. Please feel free to opine using the online contact form or the comments below or Twitter.
This is the TL;DR. If you are interested in more details about the making of this vegan sausage, there’s much and more after the jump…
UPDATE for Samsung S-Pen Users: you can use the S-Pen to hover over the menus on top (“Manufacturers”, “Camera Mounts”, “Camera Types”) and they automatically expand to show all the options. Then you just have to click on the option you want. (this works if the S-Pen hover feature is enabled – it’s somewhere in the TouchWiz labyrinth of menus).