(ENDED) Sunday Daily Deals: Studio/Lighting Kits, Tripods, Godox and Neewer Flashes, Nanuk, Fuji Instax Mini 8, Etc
Ideally I would prefer to organize all the storage-related offers in a single round-up but the offers come at all times and from all directions, it’s a bit of a herding cats type of thing, since some of them expire quickly.
Speaking of storage, the brand new 256GB Lexar USB 3.0 Flash Drive (JumpDrive S57) is now in-stock and shipping, going for $55 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself. The 256Gb option currently “defeats” the rest of the models in its own line (16GB to 256GB). This promises up to 150MB/sec transfer speed and 256-bit encryption. It has a sliding cover.
If you are planning to make any purchases of things big or small at the Monoprice website, their coupon duo is back, good until Saturday night as follows:
+ CORN is $20 off $100+
+ POP is $5 off $25+
+ some items are ineligible (enter coupon in cart and click on coupon details to see comprehensive list of excluded items; or add items to cart and see if they get discounted)
For many Canon fans, the 75-300mm lens being non-IS non-USM in the digital era sticks out like a sore thumb, but at that price, Canon will probably not offer an IS lens. But they have a new IS lens in this ballpark range, the new EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS II USM lens, available for pre-order for $550 at Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo. The early shipping estimate is around Thanksgiving 2016 :)… This too has been added to the Interesting New Lenses of 2016 Tracking page…
Some thought the day would never come, but here it is, a more serious Canon mirrorless camera, the brand new Canon EOS M5 mirrorless camera available in three official kits: body only for $980, with 15-45 for $1100 and with 18-150 for $1480. Pre-orders of these three are available at Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo. The early shipping estimate is around Black Friday 2016, which is *GASP* just two months away :)… This has been added to the Interesting New Cameras of 2016 tracking page…
A new mid-week coupon has been launched at Walgreens Photo, coupon code MAGNETS60 gets you 60% off Photo Magnets until Saturday night (9/17/16 at 11:59pm Central). Limit five uses per customer, free store pickup, otherwise plus shipping. The usual terms for this offer.
Meanwhile their coupon code SEASONSBEST that gets you 40% off “Everything Photo” has been extended until Saturday night as well.
Digital magazine seller Zinio has a new coupon promotion, coupon code FRESH40 gets you 40% off almost all the magazines they carry. The sale is good until 9/19/16. Use the search bar to look for magazines of interest, the ones shown on the aforelinked page are just a subset of what’s eligible. This is a link the Photography Category.
These are digital magazines that you can read using the Zinio website (eg desktops/laptops) along with their iOS and Android and Windows Metro app. This type of a sale is great for international photography magazines whose shipping fees make them too expensive for a physical subscription. The mainstream US photo magazines (Pop, Outdoor, etc) are more expensive at Zinio (even with the coupon) than the weekend DicsountMags physical magazine sales.
To test the coupons, you need a Zinio account and a credit card on file. Here’s an example of 1-Year Amateur Photographer UK subscription (51 digital issues), the price drops from $88~ to $53~ after you enter the coupon (screenshot below):
If there are any magazines you want me to “coupon test”, please leave a comment or use the online contact form.
Storage prices continue to trend downwards, as it is often the case, barring any foreseen and unforeseen circumstances, and among today’s daily deals, the 128GB PNY Turbo Attaché 4 USB 3.0 Type A Flash Drive is on sale for $26 at Best Buy with free store pickup or free shipping with $35+ order.
PS: with “USB-C” becoming more prevalent, you may see more listings mentioning products as “USB Type A” which is the standard USB size found in desktops/laptops. Everything you want to know on the USB format at Wikipedia. As with everything done by committee, there are goofy things, like USB 3.0 is also known as USB 3.1 First Generation 🙂
Leica has joined the Instant Film Bandwagon/craze of the 21st century with a brand new camera, available in three cameras, it is the Sofort Instant Film Camera available for pre-order for $299 with free shipping at Adorama.
A new coupon is currently running at Adorama PIX, enter coupon code FORGETFICTION over there to get 30% off on Photo Books. Hudson Albums are NOT eligible. Free shipping with order totals of $49+ (total after coupon, not before coupon). Offer ends 9/18/16 PM.
If you are a fan of Dell computer monitors, they have a sale (no coupon needed) that gets you 25% off select Dell monitors with screen sizes ranging from 22 to 34 inches, with 4K and Curved Screen models included, along with Stands. Click on the red tag icon there to see them all. Sale ends 9/22/2016 11:59PM.
The Canon G7X II goes for $700 as the standard kit and it is in-stock at some retailers [see Stock Tracking page], but there’s a new discount on the bundle that comes with the 1TB Canon ConnectStation CS100, it is now going for $769 with free shipping and it is in-stock as of the time of writing. You start at the Adorama G7X II product page, then expand the yellow “Special Offer” section, and find the CS100 bundle option. Screenshot crop of that below if you are not familiar with the Adorama website:
As of 2:50pm ET, Murphy’s Camera too sold out, the closest at Amazon is a September 18 shipping estimate from Amazon itself…
These fly fast. As of 2:45pm ET, the listing from Amazon itself is now out of stock with a September 18, 2016 shipping estimate, but 3rd-party seller Murphy’s Camera (authorized dealer) has it in-stock for $3500 with a September 22-29 if you choose the standard shipping option (this is not Prime eligible, it ships directly from Murphy’s). IF you had been waiting to get the Canon 5D Mark IV Body Only from Amazon itself, it has arrived. As of the time of writing it in-stock and ready to ship for $3500 with a limit of three per customer during these early release days.
For the latest updates, check the Stock Status Tracking page.
Adorama has a big sale on their house brand camera gear including studio items, lighting items (monolights, LED, flashes, strobes), and tripods and ball heads, and soft boxes, and filters and adapters and various camera accessories (bags, Green Extreme batteries) and more. A trio of items in the middle require a coupon code, it’s posted right above them. Everything else is on sale as you see it. There are too many items to list here individually.
If you are an eBay Bucks rewards member, check your emails/messages for a potential new bonus bucks offer. This may be targeted, so I have no way of knowing how many people get it. You must manually activate the offer via the email/message before you earn the bonus. The bonus is 10% eBay Bucks on items individually priced $50 or more. The usual rewards percentage is 2%. The usual terms and exclusions apply. Offer ends Friday 9/16/16 at 11:59pm pacific time…
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.
This daily offer expired…
The B&H Photo Daily Deal good until 11:59pm ET on Wednesday (or earlier if sold out) is the new condition Benro A373F Series 3 Aluminum Video Tripod & BV4 Head for $199 with free shipping.
For more action, check the B&H Featured Deals page…
We just updated the Stock Tracking page and we have good news for Canon G7 X II fans. The camera is now in-stock at more retailers for its starting price of $700, but that’s not all. If you also want to get the Canon CS100 Connect Station Kit
(1TB, Wifi, NFC, etc), the G7 X II with the CS100 are bundled together as a kit for $800 with free shipping at B&H Photo. On its own, the Canon CS100 goes for $220+ at authorized dealers.
Good until Wednesday night, coupon code 10BACK gets you 10% back in Rakuten Rewards points at the Rakuten website. This is not a discount but rewards points you can use in future Rakuten purchases. Camera gear and electronics are eligible too. Terms and conditions at the bottom of the aforelinked page.
I just updated the Stock Status Tracker and the situation as of this update is this: the Fuji X-T2 kits are now out of stock, Pop.Flash ran out of their one-at-a-time inventory. The Sony RX10 III is now steadily in-stock, so it will probably get removed from the Stock Status Tracker. The Canon 5D Mark IV remains in-stock on eBay at authorized dealers as body only, and at many more places in the $4400 w/24-70mm kit. The 24-105 kit has a late October release estimate. Last but not least, the Canon G7 X II is now in-stock at Adorama with free overnight shipping.
CVS is getting more competitive with their photo print offers now, coupon code ART45 gets you 45% off what they call Wall Prints which includes canvas prints, panoramic canvas, matte or glossy posters, wood wall panels, metal wall prints, and acrylic prints. The offer is good for online orders only. Coupon expires 9/17/16 at 11:59pm ET.
More eBay Deals action, if you are a fan of Best Buy, the PayPal digital e-gift cards store on eBay is offering this promotion: Buy $100 Best Buy Gift Card, Get $10 Promo Credit. Both are email delivery. The $10 bonus card MUST be redeemed by 10/12/16. The $100 gift card follows the gift card expiration laws in your State. Usage instructions at the bottom of the listing. Limit 5 sets per customer.
Assuming you will use the promo code before it expires, this is a virtual 9% or 10% discount (depending on how you do the math).
UPDATE: if you are a big Best Buy fan and need moar moar moar gift cards, the promotion is also available for the $150 Best Buy Gift Card, buy the $150 e-gift card and receive a $15 promo code that must be used by 10/12/16. This is a parallel offer from PayPal’s Digital Gifts.
This daily deal ended…
The B&H Photo Daily Deal good until 11:59pm ET on Tuesday (or earlier if sold out) is the new condition Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic for $220 with free shipping in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts, and the Sony E mounts. The Pentax K and Fuji X are NOT on sale.
For more action, check the B&H Featured Deals page…
Adorama just launched a 50 under $50 sale, fifty items priced under $50. Many but not all get free shipping. Time permitting I will go through them, but in the meantime, if you feel like deal-fishing, here they are…
The price of storage continues to drop, case in point, online seller “All 4 Cellular” (aka A4C) is offering the 64GB AData Premier SDXC card, Class 10, UHS-I, for $13 with free shipping. Everyone gets free shipping, everything on their website gets free shipping regardless of price. This is new condition in a blister pack. You can buy as many as you like.
If you are a fan of DRM-free e-books, coupon code B2S6 gets you 50% off eBooks and Videos at the O’Reilly website. They feature some photography-related items and some camera-related guides, search for topics of interest there (eg Nikon, Photoshop, GIMP, etc) to see what they offer. The e-books are DRM-free and are typically available in multiple e-book formats and some updates/correction are included in the price. Coupon expires September 14, 2016 at 8am ET.
NOTE: the coupon is only good for e-books, it does not work with printed books or the “print + ebook” bundles.
A new week is here and so is a new coupon at Walgreens Photo, coupon code SEASONSBEST gets you 40% off “Everything Photo”, with the usual terms (limit five users per customer, free store pickup otherwise you pay S&H unless they have online S&H promotions). The coupon expires Wednesday night at 11:59pm Central (but sometimes they extend them until Saturday night but there’s no guarantee they’ll do that).
UPDATE: coupon code STOCKUP60 gets you 60% off Custom Coffee Mugs and Custom Mousepads. Same expiration as above.