Epson SureColor P800 printer for $1000 after $200 MIR

Epson printer action now, the SureColor P800 Standard Edition UltraChrome HD Inkjet Photographic Printer (2880×1440 dpi, WiFi) is currently on sale for $1000 with free shipping after a $200 mail-in rebate at Adorama… Details, deadlines and restrictions in the PDF form

Refurbished GoPro HERO3 White Edition with 1yr warranty for $145

To the eBay Deals we go pro-dding where the official GoPro eBay store is offering manufacturer refurbished GoPro HERO3 White Edition Action Cameras for $145 with free shipping and a one year warranty. Limit five per buyer. Already over 3100 units got sold from this very listing.

UPDATE: in new condition this goes for $200 at B&H Photo.

Speaking of eBay, if you missed the Fire Phone fire sale at Amazon (gone there), but are still tempted, you can get it in new condition with One Year of Prime for $125 with free shipping by Quality Cellz on eBay (99.2%), with a limit of fifty per customer. Over 10,000 units got sold through this listing per the stats over there. Since a Prime membership is $100, you are effectively getting a 32GB unlocked GSM no-contract faux-Android smartphone with decent mid-rangey specs for just $25.

$150 Mail-In Rebate on Gitzo Tripods (17 options)

If you are fond of Gitzo tripods and not vehemently opposed to mail-in rebates, their mail-in rebate promotion is good until 9/30/15, offering $150 mail-in rebates on eligible Gitzo tripods. A total of 17 items are participating at Adorama, with prices ranging from $680 to $1450 (after the $150 MIR is factored in). Details on the promotion with the Rebate PDF file where we learn this is a limit two offer during the promotional period.

Sony VCL-HG1737C 37mm 1.7x Converter Lens for $100 [also: 37mm Tiffen 0.65x for $6 + ship]

For a limited time, the Sony VCL-HG1737C 37mm 1.7x High Grade Telephoto Converter Lens is on sale for $100 with free shipping at B&H Photo.

Speaking of 37mm conversion lenses, also at B&H, the Tiffen 37mm 0.65x Wide-Angle Conversion Lens, model MI6275, is on sale for $6 plus shipping. Free expedited shipping if your order total is $49 or more.

Sunpak 423PX2 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Compact Pistol Grip Head for $80

From the “Tripods R Us” department (if camera bags have their “Bag The Bags” segment, why not?), the Sunpak 423PX2 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Compact Pistol Grip Head (maximum height 63 inches, maximum weight 15.4 lbs) is on sale for $80 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

YMMV (eBay sellers): 80 free listings (fixed price or auction)

This is a YMMV promotion. Check your email (associated with your eBay account) or your eBay Messages to see if you qualify. From now until October 15 (2015), you can list to sell up to 80 items, either fixed price or auction style listings. If you find auction-style listings too cumbersome, this offer is good news because fixed price listings are also included. Free are the Insertion Fees. You still have to pay the Final Value Fees (for items that sell) and any other upgrade or optional add-ons to your listings. Check the email/message for the full terms/conditions.

Coming soon? Two Free Lenses with Hasselblad H5D-50c

The official Hasselblad email newsletter mentions a new promotion for the fourth quarter (Sept 1st until Dec 31, in 2015), if you purchase the Hasselblad H5D-50c medium format DSLR (regular or with Wifi), you will receive TWO free Hasselblad lenses (HCD 28mm lens AND the HC 2.8/80mm lens). The promotion mentions European prices, so I don’t know if it will also “translate” to USA retailers as well. Wait a few days or contact your favorite authorized Hasselblad retailer to see if they have the offer or not.

(ENDED) Tue only: Viewsonic 1080p monitors: 24″ for $127.50 or 28″ for $187

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Tue Fry’s with Promo Codes: Cyberlink PhotoDirector 6 Ultra for $40

Among the Tuesday 9/1/15 Fry’s personal email promo code offers, you can get the Cyberlink PhotoDirector 6 Ultra software for $40, limit one, in-store or at their website (free S&H with a $34+ order)… Meanwhile, in-store only, 4-packs of Tenergy AA or AAA NiMH rechargables go for $3 each (limit 4).

Impact Photo Portrait Studio Kit for $157

The Impact Photo Portrait Studio Kit is currently on sale for $158 with free expedited shipping (which is a plus since these type of products take up space) at B&H Photo… The kit includes:

+ 3x Single Lamp Fluorescent Fixtures
+ 3x Daylight Fluorescent 40W Lamps
+ 2x Light Stands: 6′
+ 1x Backlight Stand: 3′
+ 2x White Translucent Umbrellas
+ 2x Beaded Silver Umbrellas
+ 1x Stand and Umbrella Case

Leica M Monochrome for $5950

The black Leica M Monochrome digital camera is currently on sale for $5950 at B&H Photo. The price factors in the exchange rate instant savings.

Nissin Di866 Mark II Flash (Sony only) for $250

The Nissin Di866 Mark II Flash, for Sony only (the Canon and Nikon are not on sale) is going for $250 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

256GB Lexar Professional SDXC (1000x) w/Image Rescue 5 for $140

The 256GB Lexar Professional SDXC (1000x) memory card, model SD256CRBNA1000, up to 150MB/sec, with the Image Rescue 5 software included, is currently on sale for $140 with a limit of 30 per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. It beats the other denominations in its line-up (16GB to 128GB) in GB/$.

Fuji 27mm f2.8 with 1yr Spills & various free accessories for $250

This Fuji is guaranteed to be in-stock (at least as of the time of writing), the Fuji 27mm f2.8 R lens is bundled with various free accessories (39mm UV filter, lens wrap, lens tether, cleaning kit) a one year NewLeaf spills/drops warranty and 4% rewards (=$10~) for $250, in either black or silver at Adorama (the accessory bundles are towards the middle of the listings).

If you have gift cards waiting to be spent elsewhere, it also goes for $250 but without free accessories at Amazon and B&H Photo (4% rewards).

(ENDED) Monday: 400+ Kindle e-textbooks on sale (includes 5 on photography)

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(ENDED) Monday Fry’s promo codes: 20pk ProHT 8×10 photo paper for $1 {limit 5}

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(ENDED) 24 Hour Flash Sale at Sears for 8/31/15

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(ENDED) Monday: Fuji X-M1 with 16-50mm for $350 (YMMV)

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(ENDED) Tuesday Lightning Deals: 61-inch iKross tripod for $34

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Pentax K-50 body only for $295 with freebies

If you need a Pentax DSLR body but have no use for the standard 18-55 kit lens, you can get the K50 body only in various colors for $295 to $300 with free shipping, with some of the colors even coming with some freebies. Here’s the current situation:

+ black $295 at B&H Photo (4% rewards, 16GB Sandisk Extreme) and Adorama (4% rewards) and Amazon

+ red $295 at Amazon (one year free cloud photo storage) and

+ white $300 at B&H Photo (4% rewards, 16GB Sandisk Extreme) and Adorama (4% rewards) and Amazon (one year free cloud photo storage)

AGFA 3-Piece Professional Filter Kit 49mm for $12

The AGFA 3-Piece Professional Filter Kit 49mm (UV, CPL, Warming) is currently on sale for $12 by a 3rd-party seller with the order fulfilled by Amazon so you get free 2-day shipping if you are a Prime member (or with a $35+ order if not). This is part of a line of 10 different filter sizes, and as a group, they average 4.4 out of 5 based on 400+ customer reviews. Of those, there are 17 customer reviews [filtered review results] on the 49mm model (but it doesn’t average them).

Panasonic GX7 with 14-42mm and extras for $600

There are many M43rds camera options out there. One of them is the Panasonic GX7, currently on its way out, already discontinued/gone at B&H but hope is not lost if this is the one you want! You can get the black GX7 with the 14-42mm lens with 4% rewards (=$24~) and a 32GB Lexar SD card for $600 at Adorama.

If you prefer the silver, you can get it for $650 but with a $50 gift certificate included (so it nets to $600). The body only goes for $550. See all currently available options at Adorama where it is marked as a Closeout.

Weekly Fry’s promo code specials: Case Logic, Vanguard

A new week is here, and so are new weekly promo codes at Frys. You need the promo codes that are personally generated for each subscriber to their emailing list. The offers below expire late on Saturday 9/5/15 or earlier if the Force Awakens or if they sell out… Of potential camera and photo interest:

+ Case Logic SLRC-206 SLR Camera and Laptop Backpack for $45 (limit 1)
++ Amazon only partially price-matched this, it goes for $55 there
++ speaking of Case Logic, the Case Logic DCB-309 (different model) is on sale for $51 at Amazon

+ 61-inch Vanguard ESPOD CX 203AGH tripod for $50 (limit 1; in-store only)

+ various flash drives, microSDs, etc
+ also MicroUSB to OTG cable for 99c (limit 3)

(ENDED) Starts Mon 11am ET: refurbished Sony HDR-AZ1VR Action Cam + Live View remote

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(ENDED) Panasonic G7 with 14-42mm for $600

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(ENDED) Mon: Rokinon 8mm f3.5 fisheye (C/N/A/P) for $180

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(ENDED) Small Lytro for $55, refurbished Big Lytro Illum for $700

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Imported Sony FE 70-200mm f4 G OSS for $1180

This is not a dejavu, this is the third Sony E-mount lens that is offered in grey-market imported condition by Get It Digital (99.7%) as part of the eBay Deals. It is the new condition grey-market with a three year warranty provided by GetItDigital (not Sony) Sony FE 70-200mm f4 G OSS (model SEL70200G) offered for $1180 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.

At authorized Sony retailers, such as Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon this goes for $1400.

Imported Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR for $250

The new condition price of the Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR at authorized Nikon USA dealers of $500 is out of touch with reality – partly because this lens is bundled with select DSLR kits, and the prices want to nudge buyers towards the kits. Regardless, if you are comfortable with imported grey-market camera gear without a Nikon USA warranty…

… among the latest eBay Deals you can get the new condition grey-market imported Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR for $250 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer from eBay seller “Peach Photo” (99.9%).

256GB PNY SDXC Class 10 (up to 90MB/s) for $82

If you don’t need the latest U3 up to 95MB/sec model, the previous 256GB PNY SDXC card (Class 10, U1, Up to 90MB/sec, P-SDX256U1H-GE) goes for $82 with free shipping by Amazon itself with a limit of five per customer. The newer P-SDX256U395-GE (up to 95MB/sec) goes for $95.

Monoprice Carbon Fiber Tripod for $114 w/free s&h

Good until the end of day on 8/30/15, Monoprice is offering their own Carbon Fiber Tripod (Monopod Expert Series) for $114 with free shipping. This is product number 12152. It only has one review so far, so perhaps for the explorers and the early adopters and the curious.

Ending at the same time as well, coupon code SUMMER10 gets you 10% OFF Site-Wide over there, and they offer free shipping on orders of $75+. The usual coupon exceptions apply. They have a variety of affordable camera & photo (and obviously tech) accessories.

(ENDED) Starts Sun 9am ET: 1TB Corsair Voyager Air 2 Plus Wireless Mobile Storage

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REI sale + 20% off one Outlet item with coupon

REI is having their labor day sale on their website, plus they have coupon code OUT20 that gets you 20% off on a single item from their Outlet store. Outlet items have prices that end in $x.73. Details and restrictions at their coupons page. The coupon ends 9/7/15.

128GB PNY Turbo 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $29.50

If you need USB 3.0 flash drives by the pound (if gigabytes were measured as weight), the 128GB PNY Turbo 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive, model P-FD128TBOP-GE, is currently on sale for $29.50 at Amazon by Amazon itself. You can buy as many as you like. Free shipping as usual (2-day Prime or $35+ for non-Prime).

Speaking of flash drives, if you prefer a small compact low profile one, the 64GB Sandisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 goes for $24, while the 32GB for $12. These two beat the other members of their sub-line in $/GB.

(ENDED) Popular Photography for $4.80 per year (max 3yrs)

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Details on the small $1.99 AmazonBasics camera bag

This is the update that was promised, the previously mentioned small AmazonBasics camera bag, currently going for $1.99 (limit 90, part of the Add-On program) has arrived. It is indeed a small bag, for small thin P&S cameras. Most older P&S cameras are probably too thick or too big to fit. It is perhaps best suited if you want to store memory cards, flash drives, small camera remote controls and other small accessories and things you don’t want to lose – in their own padded zippered bag.

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20% off Amazon Coins – only for apps/in-app purchases

Amazon has another app-related promotion for those deep into the Amazon app ecosystem. They have a 20% off sale on the purchase of Amazon Coins. The sale price is already factored in, so, for example, $80 gets you 10,000 Amazon coins ($100 equivalent). The Coins can only be used to purchase apps, games, and in-app/in-game items. They cannot be used for other purchases at Amazon but you can give them to friends… There are over 1000 for-pay/premium photography apps over there.

This promotion should not be confused with the recently launched Amazon Underground.

Personally I am not a fan of made-up digital currency, but thankfully for the rest of the universe, I am not the Czar of the Universe 🙂

Imported Canon 5DS for $2700 or 5DS R for $3350

After our little “coffee lens break”, we are back at the eBay Deals with one more imported grey-market promotion, also from eBay seller “Get It Digital” (99.7%). They are offering both of the new new-condition imported grey-market Canon 5D S body only cameras on the same listing. The 5DS goes for $2700, while the 5DS R goes for $3350. You have to select under “Model”, below the listing title. Limit five per buyer. They do not come with a Canon USA warranty, but the eBay seller “Get It Digital” provides their own one year warranty to parallel the benefits.

The 5DS body only, at authorized Canon USA dealers, currently goes for $3700 with various freebies depending on each retailer, such Amazon (free Audio-Technica AT8024 camera-mount mic) or Adorama (2% rewards = $74~) or B&H Photo (2% rewards = $74~).

The 5DS R body only, at authorized Canon USA dealers, currently goes for $3900 with various freebies depending on each retailer, such Amazon (free Audio-Technica AT8024 camera-mount mic) or Adorama (2% rewards = $78~) or B&H Photo (2% rewards = $78~).

The products from the authorized dealers are eligible for the various Canon USA mail-in rebate promotions, while the imported items are not.

Two Coffee Lens Mugs (Canon 24-105 f4) for $11 total

The burst mode of posts continues! You have to try really hard to convince Dxomark to measure these “lenses”… Among the latest Staples website deals, you can get two Coffee Lens Mugs in the homage-image of the Canon 24-105mm f4 lens, for $11 total. Free shipping to a local store, or free shipping if you are a Staples rewards member. The page says they hold up to 12oz of liquid per lens. Judging by the picture, it looks like they have screw-on lids. These are online only, so there’s no store pickup option. Offer ends by 9/1/15.

Imported Sony Zeiss 55m f1.8 FE Sonnar T* for $740

The grey market (imported cameras without manufacturer’s USA warranty) party continues at the eBay Deals, this time it is Get It Digital (99.7%) offering the new condition imported grey-market Sony Zeiss 55m f1.8 FE Sonnar T* lens for the E-mount offered for $740 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. It comes with a three year warranty from Get It Digital, not Sony USA. Over 500 units sold so far from this eBay listing.

The warranty is described in the eBay listing as:


At authorized USA dealers, in new condition, this lens goes for $900, at well-respected retailers such as Adorama (lots of free lens accessories) and B&H Photo and Amazonia.

PS: if you are having a bit of a deja vu, it’s because last week we also mentioned a different grey-market imported Sony-Zeiss lens, the Sony T* E 16-70 F4 ZA OSS lens (aka SEL1670Z) which went (and still goes) for $700, also from Get It Digital.

Imported Nikon 50mm f1.8G for $184

Back to the eBay Deals with another grey-market imported prime. This time it is the Nikon 50mm f1.8G SLR lens offered for $184 with free shipping by eBay seller “Peach Photo” (99.9%). Limit five per customer.

At authorized dealers, this lens goes for $220 with free lens accessories at places such as Beach Camera upon Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo. The last two also offer 2% promotional rewards (= $4.xx)

Yongnuo 50mm f1.8 (Canon EF) for $53 w/free s&h

Back in our time, when prime lenses were $50, we had to climb the hill backwards four times a day, in five feet of snow, with bone chilling howling winds, while the sun scorched at 130 degrees above.

Time to put back on those climbing-the-hill backwards boots, because you can now get a new condition 50mm prime for around $50. It is the new condition Yongnuo 50mm f1.8 lens (for Canon EF) offered for $53 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. It comes with a one year warranty even!

Imported Canon 50mm f1.8 II SLR lens for $90

To the eBay Deals we go with a rare occurrence, a prime lens under $100. It is new condition, but it is imported (grey market). However, a basic 50mm f1.8 prime lens is a much lower risk than $5000 tilt-shift walking-on-eggshells lens, so it’s up to you to enter your risk matrix and reach a decision.

Mumbling aside, this is a new condition imported grey-market Canon 50mm f1.8 II SLR lens offered for $90 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer by eBay seller “Red Tag Camera” (99.9%). Over 2400 units have been sold so far from this listing.

At authorized dealers, this lens goes for $125, such as Amazon and B&H Photo where the imported goes for $110.

Olympus M43 Lens Instant Savings ends 9/5/15

The Olympus M43 Lens Instant SaAvings promotion ends by 9/5/15. You can find participating items with priced in red ink at the official Olympus USA store.

Walgreens Photo coupon: 60% off Wood Panels, 40% off Everything Else

Knock, on wood! Good until the end of day on Saturday 8/29/15, the Walgreens Photo website is offering 60% off on Wood Panels with coupon code code WALLDECOR60 entered at checkout. The 40% off everything else coupon STOCKUP40 continues until Saturday night as well. Limit five uses per customer per coupon during this promotional period. Many items are eligible for free store pickup (some same day). Items that have to be mailed follow their website’s shipping terms (I don’t recall them off the top of my head).

GoPro Hero+ LCD drops to $280

The new GoPro Hero+ LCD action camera is already having its first wave of discounting, you can now get it for $280 with free shipping at (with free microfiber cloth) and at Adorama (free expedited shipping)… No discount at Amazon, but they offer a Starter Bundle for $300 (32GB Lexar 633x microSD, AmazonBasics Head Strap Camera Mount) and it is eligible for One Year of Unlimited Amazon Cloud

Free One Year of Unlimited Amazon Cloud storage with Camera Gear purchase of $50+ (33,403 options available)

Amazon is very big on cloud (side-effects of living in Seattle?), and now they have yet another unlimited cloud storage promotion. This one is not limited to Prime members or Fire Phone users. During this promotion, you get One Year Unlimited Amazon Cloud storage if you purchase camera gear individually priced $50 or more. This is The List of Eligible Items, a total of 33,403 items are eligible.

They must be sold and shipped by Amazon itself (not by marketplace sellers). The offer is one per customer, so you cannot stack cloud-years. You can find the Terms And Conditions below the giant thumbnails over there. The expiration date is not mentioned.

After the one year ends (12 months), the subscription fee for this is $60/year. You can cancel it later if you don’t want to continue with it once the free year expires.

How to Check If Your Item Of Interest is Eligible?
If you don’t feel like traversing a list of 33,403 items to find whether you are interested in is eligible, there is an easier way. Go to the product page of the items of interest, and page down to the Special Offers section. If an item is eligible, you will see this offer mentioned there. Remember, Amazon herself must be the seller, not 3rd-party sellers! Squeezed annotated screenshot crop below…


YMMV 2x eBay Bucks on $50+ items (must opt-in, ends Sat 3am ET)

eBay has yet another bonus eBay Bucks promotion, check your emails or eBay inboxes to see if you are eligible. As usual you have to manually opt-in. The standard eBay Bucks are 2%, so 2X = 4%. This promotion gives you 2X (= 4%) promotional rewards on every individual item that is priced at $50 or higher. This works on as many eligible items as you purchase during this promotion period, with a maximum of $100 rewards per transaction and $500 rewards per customer during this promotional period. Offer ends at 3am ET on Saturday 8/29/15… A good place to start looking for deals (after you manually opt-in for the offer) are the eBay Daily Deals

Canon Pixma printers with free shipping: MG2520 for $20 or MG2922 for $30

Adorama is offering a couple of Canon Pixma printers with free shipping (this is the slower super-saver shipping, unless your combined order total is $49+ in which case you upgrade to expedited shipping) as follows:

+ Canon PIXMA MG2520 Inkjet Photo All-in-One Printer for $20
+ Canon PIXMA MG2922 Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer for $30
+ no coupons, no rebates, just add to cart
+ offers end by 8/29/15 or earlier if sold out

32GB Lexar SDHC (200x) + Polaroid card wallet for $10 {limit 30}

If you are okay with the slower 200x (up to 30MB/s) Lexar SD cards, and could use (or repurpose) memory card wallets, Ritz Camera upon Amazon (with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so it is eligible for free 2-day Prime shipping or with a $35+ order for non-members), is offering the 32GB Lexar SDHC (200x) + Polaroid card wallet for $10 total. You can buy up to 30 of these combos. This bundle averages 4.8/5 based on 9 customer reviews. The listing says bulk packaging.