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Refurbished Olympus Lenses (20 options): 17mm f2.8 for $90, Etc, Etc, Etc.

There are currently 22 factory reconditioned Olympus Lenses that are participating in the Get Olympus sale, including the 17mm f2.8 for $90, the 25mm f1.8 for $230, the 45mm f1.8 for $240, with a handful of primes in-between, going all the way up to the f2.8 Zoom duo of 7-14mm for $975 and 40-150mm for $1125. All these are factory reconditioned with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty and a 30-day money-back guaranty.

Meanwhile the 40-150mm f4-5.6R is out of stock at $60 and cannot be ordered unless it gets back in-stock.

Phottix Mitros+ TTL Transceiver Flash for $299 [C/N/Sony]

Neewer is not the only one making 3rd-party flashes 🙂 The Phottix Mitros+ TTL Transceiver Flash is on sale for a limited time for $299 with expedited shipping in the Canon, Nikon, and Sony systems at B&H Photo as one of their many Featured Sales

Panasonic TS30 elementproof with Corel Software and more for $138

The Panasonic TS30 elementproof P&S digital camera goes for $138 at authorized dealers, and while keeping the same price, Adorama is including some freebies with them, the Corel software bundle (five titles including AfterShot PRO 2, Paintshop PRO X9, VideoStudio 9), a 16GB memory card, a camera case, and the obligatory cleaning kit. These bundles are available in the black, blue or red color schemes as part of the latest Adorama specials.

Dell XPS 13.3″ Quad HD+ InfinityEdge Touch Notebook for $1099

Since we mentioned Apple Macbooks earlier on, the fairness doctrine dictates that we must needs also mention Windows, so to Adorama we head to where one of the hot Dell laptops is on sale, the Dell XPS 13.3″ Quad HD+ InfinityEdge Touch Notebook goes for $1099 with free shipping for a limited time. This is model XPS9360-4841SLV with the Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 13.3″ UltraSharp QHD+ resolution (3200×1800), SD card reader, Win 10 Home, etc.

This is among the many current Adorama specials.

Refurbished Olympus E-M10 II Body (black or silver) for $300

Another one of the latest offers at the GetOlympus Certified Reconditioned store, it is the return of the certified reconditioned Olympus E-M10 II Body Only (Black) or Olympus E-M10 II Body Only (Silver) for $300 each. It includes a 30-day money-back guarantee and a 90-day repair-warranty from Olympus.

These go in and out of stock, it is in-stock as of the time of writing:

Refurbished Olympus E-PL7 body for $225

Among the latest offers at the GetOlympus Certified Reconditioned store, it is the return of the certified reconditioned Olympus E-PL7 body only in the black color scheme for $225. It includes a 30-day money-back guarantee and a 90-day repair-warranty from Olympus.

These go in and out of stock, it is in-stock as of the time of writing:

32GB Lexar CompactFlash PRO 800x UDMA7 for $30 w/free S&H

This is more of a modest utilitarian doorbuster of sorts, B&H Photo is offering the new condition 32GB Lexar CompactFlash Memory Card Professional (800x UDMA 7, model LCF32GCRBNA800) for $30 with free shipping, with a limit of up to twenty units per customer during this limited time sale… For more action, check their latest featured sales

Speaking of Lexar, on the SD front, they are offering the 128GB Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II SDXC Memory Card (Class 10, UHS Speed Class 3, model LSD128CRBNA1000) for $86 with free expedited shipping with a limit of up to twenty units per customer.

Fuji X-T2 Body with Battery Grip and 32GB SD and Bag and more for $1696

The Fuji X-T2 body only goes for $1600 on its own [see Stock Status Tracker], but for a limited time, the body only is bundled with the official Fuji Battery Grip for just $100 more. On top of that, Adorama is bundling extra freebies, a 32GB Lexar SD card, a camera bag, the Corel software bundle (three of the five software titles are photo/video related), and a few more accessotrinkets (card wallet, card reader, cleaning kit). All this for $1696 with free expedited shipping.

Sony RX100 V and $50 Gift Card and 32GB Extreme SD and Bag for $998

Don’t you forget about us sing the RAWsumers, and to those cameras we go where the Sony RX 100 Mark V has three freebies at B&H Photo while selling at the authorized dealer price of $998: a $50 B&H Photo gift card, a 32GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC memory card, and a Ruggard camera case.

GoPro HERO4 Black with GoPro LCD Touch BacPac and GoPro Dual Battery Charger with Battery for $299

This was on sale for $329 last week, but as of the time of writing, it has dropped further, now going for $299…

If the GoPro HERO4 Black is the action camera you want of the ever-increasing number of options out there, B&H Photo has a GoPro HERO4 Black bundle for $299 with free expedited shipping. You get the standard kit plus these two free items: the GoPro LCD Touch BacPac (goes for $80 on its own) and GoPro Dual Battery Charger with Battery (goes for $49 on its own). It is a two-slot battery charger and comes with an additional battery in the box. So between the standard kit and the charger kit, you have two batteries.

Canon Pixma PRO 10 printer for $340 w/free S&H [without UPC on the box!]

Back to the eBay Deals with a de-UPC printer. That’s a printer whose UPC was removed from the box but it is otherwise unused/unopened. Most likely printers purchased using the Canon PIXMA mail-in rebates but not needed by their original owners and sold to others.

So if you don’t want to deal with the Canon PIXMA mail-in rebates and AMEX gift cards, you can get a new condition de-UPC’ed Canon Pixma PRO 10 printer for $340 with free shipping by eBay seller “Electronic City Inc” (99.3%, New York). Limit five per buyer.

This is a higher risk than buying new condition with UPC intact from authorized dealers, so it’s up to you to decide where you draw the line on risk and convenience (not having to deal with mail-in rebates (MIR) and/or gift cards). But if you prefer the lower risk approach, you can get it for $450 after a $250 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC) at B&H Photo.

Dell Refurbished: Dell Latitude E5430 Laptop Super Sale

This is not a coupon promotion but an old fashioned sale. Good until 6/26/2017, 11:59 PM CST, Dell Refurbished (Dell’s business unit that focuses on reselling off-lease computers) is having a sale on Dell Latitude E5430 Laptops with prices starting at $179, and many under $229. The price you see is the price you pay and they are not eligible for additional coupon discounts. Free ground US shipping.

Olympus TG-870 waterproof P&S for $250 w/free S&H

To the eBay Deals we go where the official Best Buy eBay store is offering the new condition Olympus TG-870 waterproof P&S camera for $250 with free shipping with a limit of up to three per customer. Its regular price is $280.

Speaking of eBay, continuing is the 8GB Sandisk Ultra Class 10 SDHC card, model SDSDUN-008G-G46, for $7 with free shipping from Ritz Camera’s eBay store (98.9%, New Jersey).

UPDATE: speaking of eBay also, the official NewEgg eBay store is offering the new condition Playstation PS4 PlayStation VR – Standalone for $300 with free shipping when you do the “add to cart” song and dance.

Pay $15, Get $40 to spend at Google Express [New Users Only!]

This promotion is good for new users of Google Express only, not existing customers. Groupon has a new groupon where you Pay $15, and Get $40 to Spend through Google Express. Google Express is a local delivery service that lets you buy various products from local B&M retailers. Of camera and photo interest, Fry’s, Costco, Target, Staples and more are participating in the program.

This offer is good where Google Express is operating locally. Not every item offered by a retailer may be available for purchase through Google Express. You can check using the Google Express website and your zipcode.

You can buy one Groupon of this for you, and another one as a gift for another person.

UPDATE: of Costco interest, this Kirkland tea with near-cult following is actually available as one 100-pack for $14 thru Google Express, while the Costco website only offers two 100-packs for $30.89.

Ends Tue PM: eBay Coupon: 20% off select items priced $25+ from 40 sellers

UPDATE: OOPS! This expires Tuesday night, not Monday 🙂

eBay is back with another coupon promotion and this new one is running until June 20 at 11:59pm pacific time. Coupon code PSUMMER20 gets you 20% off select products priced $25+ individually from 40 different eBay sellers, including Beach Camera, Ritz Cameras, eBags, Sky Mall, Samsonite, and more. You can find details on the promotion and eligible sellers at the Promotional page over there.

The maximum discount with the coupon is $50, meaning items priced over $250 will get a flat $50 off discount (20% of $250) instead of 20% off the total amount. You can use the categories on the left hand side over there to filter by categories.

PS: CORRECTED: the coupon expires June 20, not June 209 🙂

Tuesday: refurbished DJI Phantom 3 Professional 4K UHD Video Camera Drone for $539

One of the NewEgg daily deals for Tuesday is the refurbished DJI Phantom 3 Professional 4K UHD Video Camera Drone offered for $539 with free shipping by the official DJI store through eBay. Offer ends by 3am ET on Wednesday or earlier if sold out.

Randomness of Open-Box Joby GorillaPods and such (21 options; $15 to $78)

A randomess of a variety of open-box Joby GorillaPods and other similar/assorted Joby products is a featured sale at Woot Electronics running until the end of June 2017. This is not a daily deal, it’s one of their longer-running offers. There are a total of 21 items in-stock (and one that sold out) with prices ranging from $15 to $78. Shipping is the usual $5 flat shipping for everything you buy during a calendar day.

ikan Featherweight Bi-Color LED 3-Point Kit with 3x IFB1024 Lights for $2242

On the lighting front, it’s big bundle time at B&H Photo where they offer the ikan Featherweight Bi-Color LED 3-Point Kit with 3x IFB1024 Lights for $2242~ with free standard shipping as a limited time offer. The bundle includes:

+ 3x IFB1024 Bi-Color LED Panels
+ 3x AB Battery Plates & V-Mount Adapters
+ 3x Power Supplies, Barndoors, Diffusers
+ 3x Heavy Duty Light Stands
+ 1x Stand Bag
+ 1x Kit Bag for Lights

Lowepro Adventura 140 Camera Case for $10

Staples is trying to make their website a destination by offering a variety of varying doorbusters. The Lakers are not doing so well, so they need to find other ways to bring people to their brand 😉 Which brings us to a clearance doorbuster, the Lowepro Adventura 140 Camera Case is offered for $10 each. Free store pickup. It is only sold online, not through their B&M stores. Free shipping depends on your order total and Rewards membership level/status. Their shopping cart will tell you.

Gitzo G-2272M Rationnelle Magnesium 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head with Quick Release for $200

Another limited time offer is running at B&H Photo, the new condition Gitzo G-2272M Rationnelle Magnesium 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head with Quick Release, model G2272M, is on sale for $200 with free expedited shipping as another one of the latest B&H Featured Sales. Expiration date is unspecified.

Apple Mac PRO (3.7 GHz Xeon E5, 12GB RAM, 256GB PCi, Dual AMD FirePRO D300, etc) for $1999

If you are not tempted by the upcoming iMac PRO, and you instead prefer the cylindrical UFO Nac PRO desktops, B&H Photo has the Apple Mac Pro Desktop Computer (Quad-Core, Late 2013) on sale for a limited time for $1999 with free expedited shipping. This is model ME253LL/A with 3.7 GHz Intel Xeon E5 Quad-Core and 12GB RAM and 256GB PCIe and Dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs (2 x 2GB) and Six Thunderbolt 2 Ports, and support for up to three 4K displays, and more…

For more action, check the B&H Photo Featured Sales

Adorama End Of Spring Clearance (7500+ options)

Adorama has launched another sale, this one is themed as the End of Spring Clearance Sale featuring over 7500 items. You can filter them down using the left sidebar over there. Filtering options include brand name, review score, price range, and product condition/bundle (eg refurbished, kits, non-kits, etc).

Harman By Hahnemuhle Photo Paper Sale (11 options)

Photo paper action now, B&H Photo has a sale on 11 different options of Harman By Hahnemuhle Photo Paper with prices ranging from $19 to $170. Most but not all of them get free shipping. However, those without free shipping are eligible for the $49+ free expedited shipping promotion.

Samyang 12mm f2 NCS CS for $299 [m43]

The Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS in the black color scheme for Micro Four Thirds in on sale for a limited time for $299 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Prices vary by color and mount, unlike Sigma, Tamron and Tokina lenses that are typically uniform per mount, even sometimes when they differ with regards to OS.

Used Lens with Problems (does not AF): Tamron 16-30mm Di II VC PZD (Nikon) for $309 + S&H

On the other hand, if you are comfortable with used lenses that have known issues, you can get the Nikon version of the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Zoom Lens for $309 plus shipping (starts at $8+) in “Used – Fair” condition at Adorama.

Make sure you understand the used condition designations at Adorama and read the details in the listing of each used item. This particular lens is described as “PLEASE NOTE: Lens does not auto focus; image quality will; be affected; cosmetic condition is V; may have other issues”. So fans of manual focusing 🙂

If any of these make you uncomfortable, do not buy! The new condition goes for $500 and bundled with freebies.

Monday: Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO with $20 Rewards and 67mm Hoya UV Haze NXT HMC Filter for $499 [C/N/A]

It’s Tamron time! Good until 11:59pm ET tonight, the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO lens in the Canon, Nikon and Sony A DSLR systems is bundled with 4% promotional rewards (about $20 to be used in future B&H purchases) along with a FREE 67mm Hoya UV Haze NXT HMC Filter for $499 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. No coupons, no rebates, just add to cart and zoom through.

Panasonic GX8 with 12-60mm and Choice of Freebies for $998

The Panasonic GX8 body only (in either black or silver) is bundled with the Panasonic 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 ASPH PowerOIS lens for $998 at select authorized Panasonic dealers that also include some freebies.

At B&H Photo, you get 4% promotional rewards, which is about $40 to spend in future B&H purchases.

At Adorama, you a 32GB SD card, camera bag, card reader, memory card wallet, cleaning kit, and the good old Corel software bundle (which includes Aftershot PRO 2, PSP X9, and VideoStudio 9).

At both places, you can optionally increase the original warranty from 1-year to 3-years by filing paperwork with Panasonic. Because the more computers we have, the more paperwork we need 🙂

UPDATE: but wait, there’s more! Ritz Cameras thru Amazon (Prime eligible) has its own bundle for $998, a 64GB Transcend SDXC card, extra Polaroid battery, extra charger, 72-inch tripod, Polaroid Slave Flash, 58mm UV filter, and assorted accessotrinkets (= accessories + trinkets).

If you are a Prime member and pay with either the Prime Store Credit card or the Amazon Chase VISA credit card, you automatically earn 5% back as a statement credit. This applies to everything at Amazon, but I don’t want to repeat it in every post, so I randomly mention it as a reminder FIY 🙂

Sony PXW-FS5 XDCAM & BP-U60 Battery Kit for $4749 after $1000 MIR

Speaking of video, B&H Photo is offering the Sony PXW-FS5 XDCAM & BP-U60 Battery Kit for $4749 after a $1000 mail-in rebate (MIR). Considering the value of the rebate, you may want to make multiple copies of everything, maybe even have it notarized? 🙂 This is a mail-in cash rebate, not gift cards. No PO Boxes.

Monday (E-mount): SLR Magic Cine 50mm f1.1 for $279, 75mm f1.4 FE for $349

Good until Monday 11:59pm ET, B&H Photo is running an SLR Magic lens sale for the E-mount including the SLR Magic Cine 50mm f/1.1 Lens for $279 with free expedited shipping.

On the same listing you will also find that the SLR Magic Cine 75mm f/1.4 FE Lens is on sale for $349 with free expedited shipping.

Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM Lens with Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum 3 Section Tripod for $1699

The new condition Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens goes for $1699 at authorized Canon USA dealers, and you have the option to get a free 13-month Accidental Damage protection by registering your product within 30 days of purchase.

However, at the moment, Adorama is bundling this lens with a FREE tripod. And it’s not a toy tripod! It is the Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum 3 Section Tripod with Horizontal Column (19.84lbs Load Capacity, 66.93″ Maximum Height). The tripod is included in the product bundle above, you see it mentioned over there while this promotion is running.

On the other hand, if you have enough tripods to re-enact the Planet of the Tripods movie, and if you prefer general purpose accessories, Adorama has an accessory bundle offer with these freebies: 82mm lens filters kit, lens shade, cleaning kit, Corel software bundle (five software titles), and other assorted lens-accessories.

But if you instead want to optimize for a lower price, and you don’t need any extra accessories, and you are comfortable with imported grey-market lenses that come with a 1-year seller warranty instead of a 1-year Canon USA warranty, you can get this lens in new condition but imported grey-market for the very specific price of $1591 with free shipping by 6ave on eBay (99.1%, New Jersey). Limit five per customer. Over 200 units got sold so far from this listing.

Monday: Monoprice 28-inch UHD Premium Series Matte 4K 60Hz 5ms Monitor for $280 after coupon with free S&H

One of the deals created by the Monoprice Monday-only 20% off coupon BIG20 is that you can get the new condition
Monoprice 28-inch UHD Premium Series Matte 4K 60Hz 5ms Monitor for $280 with free standard USA shipping. The price before the coupon is $350.

It averages 4.1 out of 5 based on 14 customer reviews, and it has 22 questions with 37 answers. Keep in mind the Q&A is peer-driven, so the answers are only as good as the answerers (it should be a new word by now!).

Specs include 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz (UHD), 300cd/m2, Adobe RGB, 5ms Tr+Tf (response time), Antiglare matte, 170° left/right, 160° up/down, various connectors (VGA, dual-link DVI-D, DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI), VESA, etc. A 22-page PDF user manual is available over there if you want to read through it to get a better feel for it. This is a direct link to PDF (opens PDF file).

Monoprice is expanding into various other product categories. It’s not just cables anymore. This is a practical kit BUT of photography interest, there are enough pieces you could actually dedicate it as a photography prop (and never use it, so it looks nice and shiny). It is the Pure Outdoor Coffee and Tea Set for $20 with free standard US Shipping when you use Promo Code BIG20 on 6/19/17. Price before coupon is $25.

A carrying case with padded inserts is included, which you can repurpose for camera accessories 🙂

B&N online coupons: $10/$75+ or $5/$40+

Whole Foods is not the only place you can buy books these days 🙂 There’s a new coupon promotion running at Barnes and Noble, coupon code HAPPYSUMMER gets you either $5 Off Your Order of $40+ OR $10 Off Your Order of $75+.

Offer Ends 6/23/17. Excluded are LEGO (in Toys Dept), Nook Devices, Gift Cards, and Nook ebooks. Strategically this is good for items that have the same prices everywhere or rarely go on sale. Free shipping with $25+ orders or if you are a paying member ($25/year).

The Clearance section is another place to look for deals. You can drill down the sub-categories or go directly to the Photography Clearance section.

(ENDED) Book: “Your Family in Pictures: The Parents’ Guide to Photographing Holidays, Family Portraits, and Everyday Life” for $11.32

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In-Stock Now: Fuji X100F Black for $1300

Good news for people who like Fuji X100F good news! The black color scheme is, as of the time of writing, in-stock and ready to ship at its starting price of $1300 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to three units per customer…

For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker

Nikon D7500 with 18-140mm with Flash, Bag, Converter Lenses, 64GB SD, Filters, PSP X8, Spider, and More Freebies for $1550

As you can see at the just-updated Stock Status Tracker, the official Nikon D7500 with 18-140mm kit goes for $1550 at authorized dealers. You can get it at this price, but with a boatload of free accessories by Buydig on eBay. The freebies are:

+ generic Bounce Zoom Slave Flash (two AA)
+ 58mm Wide Angle & Telephoto Converter Lens with extras
+ camera gadget bag
+ 64GB SD card
+ Corel PaintShop Pro X8
+ 12-inch Rubberized Spider Tripod, Large (Red)
+ Bower 67mm/58mm Step Down Ring – AD6758
+ 67mm UV, Polarizer & FLD Deluxe Filter kit (set of 3 + carrying case)
+ other assorted trinkets (cleaning kits, etc)

The same set of freebies for the same price of $1550 is offered by Beach Camera through Amazon. Buydig and Beach Camera are/have the same parent company. Beach Camera through Amazon ships directly, but if you are a Prime member, you get free Prime-like delivery speed (around two days give or take). This is a lesser known Prime Benefit and the only way to figure it out is to look at the listing in detail.

On the other hand, if you want to buy it from Amazon itself, their in-stock estimate is June 23 (2017), but you don’t get any of the above freebies.

Imported Panasonic GH5 Body w/1-Year Seller Warranty for $1839

More developments since the previous time we updated the Stock Status Tracker, the new condition imported grey-market Panasonic GH5 body with a 1-year seller warranty is down from $1883 to $1839 by eBay seller “6ave” (99%, New Jersey).

In-Stock Again: Fuji X-T2 with 18-55 for $1900

It’s finally back in-stock! The new condition Fuji X-T2 with the 18-55mm kit lens is in-stock for its starting price of $1900 at Amazon by Amazon itself which is restricted to Prime members, but there are also a variety of 3rd-parties through Amazon that are not restricted to Prime members. Their shipping estimate is later than Amazon since they don’t offer Prime shipping.

For all the options, check the just updated Stock Status Tracker.

Used Fuji X-T2 Graphite Body for $1540

An update of the Stock Status Tracker is in progress. The Fuji X-T2 Graphite body only remains out of stock in new condition, but if you are comfortable with USED cameras, there are two used listings of it at Amazon Warehouse Deals by Amazon itself (their used subsidiary) for $1540 with free shipping in “Used – Like New” condition. Both have descriptions, and one of the two has actual pictures of the used cameras. As usual, used camera supplies are typically limited, especially for hard to find cameras.

Google WiFi Router for $100

On the technology front, the black color scheme of the Google WiFi Router is on sale for $100 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is not a lightning deal. The shipping estimate is June 24 (2017).

Speaking of Amazon and tech, they are offering the 27-inch Acer H277HU kmipuz IPS monitor for $300 with free shipping with a 1-4 weeks shipping estimate. It has WQHD 2560 x 1440 resolution, HDMI, USB-C, DP, 2x3W speakers and more.