Oben AC-2361L Aluminum Tripod for $150

B&H Photo has another limited time sale, $150 with free expedited shipping gets you the Oben AC-2361L Aluminum Tripod.

Used Canon 1200mm f5.6L EF USM for $180,000

We recently brought back the “$5 Gadget” posts, so to balance things about, let’s also bring back the “Six-Figure Gadget” too! That’s right, $180,000 (one hundred eighty thousand) gets you the Canon Super Telephoto 1200mm f5.6L EF USM in “Used/Condition 9+” with free expedited shipping from B&H Photo.

PS: after this week’s Bieber Zoom scandal, perhaps paparazzi should not be allowed to buy it! 😉

Canon Cinema C100 for $3000 (AF upgrade for $3500)

Digital video killed the VHS star! I’m sure there was a popular song about it 😉 The Canon Cinema C100 camera sale has been extended at Adorama, you can get the C100 Cinema body only (EF) for $3000 and the one with the AF Upgrade for $3500. Please note these items are not returnable. If there any issues, you have to use the warranty.

(ENDED) Starts Friday 9am ET: Nikon D5200 with 18-55 & 55-200 non-VR Lightning Deal

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Pre-order the new Roku 4 for $130

With a lot of video, audio and pictures apps, the Roku box is a digital media box convergence device. Or something like that. Anyway, the newly announced Roku 4 that supports 4K video is now available for pre-order for $130 at the Roku website with an October 21st release estimate. It has USB input (for your own media) and microSD (for extra box storage). It supports USB images (JPEG, PNG) up to 4K (UHD).

Photography-related apps available for the Roku box include Flickr, Shutterfly, Smugmug, Dropbox, KelbyOne (one year free with purchase of select Canon DSLRs), Plex, and Phanfare.

Refurbished 2TB Western Digital USB 3.0 Portable HDD w/6mo warranty for $75

The action moves on to Woot Sellout where their daily deal is the factory reconditioned 2TB Western Digital My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $70 plus $5 flat shipping. Limit three per customer. They are available in four different color options if you are fond of color-coding storage. At the bottom of the description over there it says they come with a six month warranty from Western Digital. Offer ends on Friday at 1am ET or earlier if sold out.

In-stock now: Manfrotto 290 Xtra tripods (9 options)

For the early adopters of new tripods, the new Manfrotto 290 Xtra tripods are now in-stock and ready to ship at Adorama. There are nine options there, some are bundles. Prices range from $140 to $300.

16GB Toshiba FlashAir II Wireless SD Card for $20 + S&H

There’s Air Jordan and then there’s Flash Air. I can’t help you with the former, but Adorama is offering the new condition 16GB Toshiba FlashAir II Wireless SD Card, Class 10 memory card for $20 plus shipping. This is model PFW016U-1BCW.

Sony a7R II body + Manfrotto MKBFRA4LBH BeFree Tripod + Zoom Microphone + more for $3200

If you are interested in the Sony a7r II body-only, and you do not object to get a boatload of extra accessories, for $3200 with free shipping, Amazon has created a a7r II bundle that includes:

  • Manfrotto MKBFRA4LBH BeFree Compact Aluminum Travel Tripod Blue
  • Sony ECMGZ1M Gun / Zoom Microphone (Black)
  • Sony 32GB Class 10 UHS-1/U3 SDHC up to 94MB/s Memory Card (SF32UX2/TQ)[NEWEST VERSION]
  • Sony LCSBP2 3 way Style Flexible Carrying Case for Sony Alpha (Back)
  • Sony PCKLM15 LCD Protector for DSC-RX1 (Black)

Simply add to cart and proceed to checkout. No coupons, no rebates. The price at checkout will be $3200 (plus whatever taxes are applicable).

DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ v2.0 Quadcopter with Gimbal-Stabilized for $680

The new condition DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ v2.0 Quadcopter with Gimbal-Stabilized is currently on sale for a limited time for $680 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Speaking of B&H Photo, they have the Nexus Player by ASUS streaming box for $50. It ships in 7-14 business days. Of interest since this is one of the Nexus devices that will be officially getting Android 6.0 from Google (list at the bottom of the post).

Panasonic GH3 body only for $600

If of all the ever-increasing number of M43rds cameras out there it is the Panasonic GH3 body only the one you want/need, it is currently going for $600 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… Optionally you can submit a mail-in rebate to Panasonic and get a three year manufacturer warranty instead of the usual one year.

Speaking of M43rds, the previously mentioned Buydig promotion of the Olympus E-PL6 with 14-42 and 40-150 and $80 VISA gift card for $400 continues…

Two 5×7 ft Impact Collapsible Backgrounds for $54

B&H Photo is offering two Impact Collapsible Backgrounds (5 x 7′, in Chroma Blue and Chroma Green colors), along with a see-through carry bag for $54 with free expedited shipping. They average 4.6 out of 5 based on 67 customer reviews.

Impact Soft and Natural Single Socket 2 Light Creator Kit for $200

You can’t have photography without light, which brings us to a lighting-related offer. B&H Photo is offering the Impact Soft and Natural Single Socket 2 Light Creator Kit for $200 with free expedited shipping. This includes the Green Screen Creator Kit, 2x Fluorescent Fixtures, 2x Light Stands, 2x 20 x 20″ Softboxes and 2x 5,000K Fluorescent Lamps.

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

The Sunpak 423PX2 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Compact Pistol Grip Head is currently on sale for $80 with free shipping at B&H Photo where it averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 51 customer reviews and also at Amazon by Amazon itself where it averages 4.2 out of 5 based on 55 customer reviews.

Refurbished Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter for $25 w/free s&h

If you wish to dabble in Wifi-craft, Adorama is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter for $25 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon warranty.

Refurbished Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G DX non-VR for $70

If VR (image stabilization) is not a must-have feature, Adorama is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G DX non-VR lens for $70 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon USA warranty.

Refurbished Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6 DX VR for $200

Adorama is offering the refurbished by Nikon USA Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR lens for $200 with free shipping and handling. It comes with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.

Sony Cybershot W800 for $88

The Sony Cybershot W800 P&S digital camera is currently on sale for $88 with free shipping at B&H Photo (black or silver color schemes) and at Amazon by Amazon itself (black only).

New round of Canon Instant Savings with One Year of Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan and KelbyOne Training

Canon too has a new round of instant savings promotions, as it is the case now in the MAP-dominated era, and for a limited time, select Canon DSLR kits are eligible for two free items, one year of Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography Plan, and one year Kelby One training service. You can find more details of eligible models (they mention the offers in their pages) at B&H Photo. Some cameras may also be eligible for additional promotions and freebies – details can be found on the individual product pages of each kit.

New round of Nikon Instant Savings

A new month, a new round of Nikon DSLR Gear instant savings. You can see the latest round of offers, going from the D3200 all the way up to the Df and D4s, nicely organized at B&H Photo.

Nikon D810 body + Wacom PTH451 Intuos Pro Pen and Touch Tablet for $2800

If you don’t want/need all the free extra accessories in the previously mentioned Nikon D810 bundle, Adorama has another option for you. Also for $2800, you can get the Nikon D810 body only with the Wacom PTH451 Intuos Pro Pen and Touch Tablet (Small). Simply add the bundle to cart. No coupons/rebates. This bundle is not eligible for 2% promotional rewards.

Nikon D810 body + 68″ Tripod + 32GB Lexar + Remote Shutter + Extra Battery + 2% rewards for $2800

The Nikon D810 body only is down to $2800 at authorized Nikon dealers. Adorama has that price, but they are also bundling a number of free accessories, but still selling for $2800:

Nikon D810 Body Only Bundle includes

  • 68″ Dolica Tripod + extra battery
  • Green Extreme EN-EL15 Battery Pack
  • 32GB Lexar SD card
  • Flashpoint Wave Commander Remote Shutter Intervalometer
  • Wave Commander Camera Release Cable for Cameras with 10 Pin Accessory Port Type
  • 2% promotional rewards = $56~

Nikon D750 body only with five free accessories and 2% rewards for $1900

The Sukkoth Holiday is over, so new waves of specials should be coming up in the next few hours/days. We start with Nikon, where their D750 body only DSLR is down to $1900 in new condition at authorized dealers. At Adorama you can get it for $1900 but they also include five free accessories: Slinger bag, 32GB Lexar SD, USB card reader, cleaning kit, and alumin(i)um memory card case. You also get 2% promotional rewards (= $38).

Imported Sony 70-200mm f4 G OSS (E-Mount) w/3yr warranty for $1132

The Sony 70-200mm f4 G OSS (E-Mount) currently goes for $1500 in new condition at authorized Sony dealers (such as Adorama and Amazon) but if you are comfortable with imported gear…

… among the latest Trending eBay Deals, the GetItDigital eBay store (99.7%) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Sony 70-200mm f4 G OSS (E-Mount) for $1132 with free shipping. A three year warranty is included by the seller GetItDigital, not by Sony USA. Limit three per customer.

(ENDED) Sony a6000 body only drops to $450 again

As of a 10/8/15 recheck, the price is back up to $500… The discount is back, the Sony a6000 body only is down to $450 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself, with a shipping estimate of 3-5 weeks. This is not part of the lightning deals, so I have no clue how long it will last.

Thursday: No Camera & Photo Lightning Deals Planned

Since I am posting almost daily Lightning Deals round-ups, on days I don’t post them, it raises the question: is the blog running behind or are there no deals? To help answer that question, I am trying a new experiment, this re-surfacing post that answers that question. (to prevent filling up the blog with no-op posts, I simply change the date of the same post and move it up/down as needed).

As of around 1:40am ET on Thursday there are no camera and photo related lightning deals scheduled in the Amazon Gold Box that are of Camera & Photo interest for Thursday 10/8/15 (except for selfie-sticks of course).

CAVEAT: please note however that “Deals of The Day” get revealed at 3am Eastern every night, and those are typically not “teased” ahead of time. Also keep in mind that some of the lightning deals just go live at the Amazon website without them appearing in the “teasers”. These obviously I can’t catch ahead of time.

Pre-order new Surface Book laptop and Surface Pro 4

Two fast-talking presenters with “personalities” injected some excitement and coolness to the new Microsoft products announced at a live event (video replays avaiable) on 10/6/15, perhaps trying to take advantage of peak-iOS and peak-Android. Of interest to digital creatives, both the new Surface Pro 4 and the bigger Surface Book laptop (which is also a tablet) has a stylus with 1024 pressure points. Meanwhile the new Lumia smartphones come with 20mp PureView cameras with OIS and Zeiss lenses. There are plenty of previews of all these online by now.

Some of the new products are now available for pre-order as follows:

+ Surface Book laptop/tablet at The Microsoft Store and Amazon by Amazon itself
++ prices go $1500 (i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB) to $2700 (i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB, Nvidia GeForce) depending on specs

+ Surface Pro 4 at The Microsoft Store and Amazon by Amazon itself
++ prices go $900 (Core M, 4GB RAM, 128GB) to $2200 (i7e, 16GB RAM, 512GB) depending on specs

+ Lumia 950s not available for pre-order yet

(ENDED) Dracast LED500 Pro Bi-Color LED Light with V-Mount Battery Plate for $396

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[Amazon Students only!] Buy $25 Amazon Gift Card, Get $5 Promotional credit

UPDATE 4:30am ET: This offer is valid ONLY to Amazon Student members

They didn’t mention this in the Lightning Deals Upcoming schedule, but it turns out this offer is ONLY good for Amazon Students members, by entering coupon code STUDWEEK at Checkout. Amazon Student is a special program for eligible/qualifying students. The general population cannot use it. I don’t have an “Amazon Student” account so I can’t test it.

If you are an “Amazon Student”, this offer is good until the end of day on 10/9/15. The $5 promotional credit expires 11/22/15. The $25 gift card never expires…

If you are an “Amazon Student”, they have a number of Other offers running in parallel as well…

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Open-box Panasonic GX8 body for $950

IF you are comfortable with open-box camera gear, the black Panasonic GX8 body only is available in “Used – Like New” condition, described as “Only taken out of box once like new with Panasonic USA warranty”, for $950 by Cardinal Camera through Amazon. It ships from Cardinal (Pennsylvania).


Early adopters: Sogo SJ4000 action camera for $70

If you are the boldly-going early-adopter who likes to try out new action cameras, the Sogo SJ4000 action camera in a bundle that includes dozens of accessories and a carrying case is available for $70 to $80 (depending on color scheme) with free shipping, sold by the manufacturer, with the offer fulfilled/shipped by Amazon (so Prime-eligible). No customer reviews, thus the boldly-going early-adopter verbiage.

Neewer TT560 Flash (non-brand specific) for $29

The Neewer TT560 Flash, hot-shoe mount, not brand-specific, can be yours for $29 when you enter coupon code 5B5HELVR by New Harbor fulfilled by Amazon. The coupon only works when New Harbor is the actual seller. Fulfilled by Amazon means free shipping for Prime members or with a $35+ order for non-Prime members.

Speaking of Amazon, this offer is for Prime members only, the first generation new condition Pebble Steel smartwatch goes for $100 (limit 2).

Targeted/YMMV: Sell items on eBay, Get Up to $100 eBay coupon

This is a YMMV targeted promotion. I have no way of knowing what percentage of eBay users are getting this, thus the YMMV Targeted. Check your email or eBay Inbox to see if you qualify. You must manually opt-in to this offer by clicking a button. If you list and sell items on eBay by certain dates, eBay will send you an eBay coupon of up to $100 to use on future purchases.

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Wedn Fry’s promo codes: Canon MG-7520 AiO printer for $50 (limit 1; in-store only)

The Fry’s promo codes for the e-mail subscribers for Wednesday 10/7/15 include these potentially interesting items:

+ Canon MG-7520 AiO printer for $50 (limit 1; in-store only)
+ Vivitar HD Action cam for $30 (limit 1; in-store only)
+ various tech things as usual

(ENDED) Ends Wedn 4pm ET: 15% off Samsung NX500 bundles

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(ENDED) Samsung NX1 w/18-200 for $1630 [with 16-50 PZ, 18-200 for $1800] (ends 4pm ET)

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30% off Dell Storage products with coupon

Speaking of storage, Dell has its own house brand of hard disks, optical drives, and docking and replicator stations (and combinations thereof) and good until 10/19/2015 at 7am CT, coupon code TAKE30 gets you 30% off Dell storage (hard disks, optical drives, replicators) with free shipping.

PS: no, not the Stargate Replicators!

Various Storage Deals [ENDED: 128GB Transcend UHS-3 SDXC (TS128GSDU3) for $45]

As of 10/6/15 recheck, this sale ended. Amazon’s own listing is temporarily removed. The lowest price via 3rd parties is now $60. Thanks to one of our readers for the alert in the comments… The 128GB Transcend UHS-3 SDXC Class 10, model TS128GSDU3, with the markings of “R95, W60MB/s”, is on sale for $45 with free shipping, with a limit of five per shopping cart, at Amazon by Amazon itself.

Speaking of storage, and while there, their sale continues on the internal Sandisk SSD Plus (120GB for $48, 240GB for $70). These models are eligible for Sandisk’s new Installation Hand-holding service (they charge for it of course – you can buy a separate bundle that includes both the SSD and the Handholding Service).

On the external storage front, especially if you are fond of color-coding your backups, the 1TB Toshiba Canvio Connect II Portable Hard Drive continues for $50 in three of the five colors.

Speaking of Amazon, you can get this ePhoto bracketB Off Camera Flash Bracket and Umbrella Holder Adapter for $2. It usually ships in 2-4 weeks. Limit ten per customer. This is sold and shipped by Amazon itself. It averages 3.7 out of 5 based on 22 customer reviews. Let the price set expectations as they say.

Speaking of speaking of Amazon, if you are looking for a way to charge multiple USB devices without mooching off a computer, this Aukey 5-Ports 40W/8A Wall Charger in the white color scheme, is on sale for $10 in new condition. Limit 30 per customer. This can provide up to 2.4A per port. It does not support the new Quick Charge protocols. It averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 39 customer reviews… They also have a 4-port Aukey 30W / 6A USB Travel Wall Charger Adapter for $8 (limit 30; 4.6/5 on 86 reviews).

We continue this six degrees of separation thing, if you like to record photography documentaries from Over the Air TV (they have them on occasion), and if you are a fan of TiVO and watch Over the Air HD, they have bundled TiVO Lifetime Service with the Roamio OTA HD DVR (record up to 4 things at once) together for $300. The monthly TIVO fee is $15 (if you buy the DVR on its own for $50), so this bundle pays for itself in about 1.5 years.

2X Converter Lens (52mm filter thread) for $9 w/free s&h

And now a single figures item at the eBay Deals. The Emily and Lily store (99.1%) is offering the new condition 2x Converter Lens (52mm filter thread) for $8.78 with free shipping, with a limit of 50 per customer. A lens bag and lens cap is included along with a two month warranty.

Needless to say, let the price set expectations. This is not going to scorch the DxoMark charts 🙂

10pk FUJIFILM FP-100C 3.25 X 4.25 Inches Professional Instant Color Film for $9

This is of interest if you are an Amazon Prime member, or if you are planning to make a $35+ purchase at Amazon, where Amazon itself is offering the 10pk of FUJIFILM FP-100C 3.25 X 4.25 Inches Professional Instant Color Film for $9 with a limit of 90 per customer.

The Deal Poet opines: Instant cameras have managed to grow like weeds in the space between digital cameras and smartphones.

New round of Olympus Lens Instant Savings

Olympus has another round of Lens Instant Savings promotions that are available at GetOlympus (official USA company store) and at various authorized dealers. The GetOlympus store offers free shipping with $100+ order and 500 Rewards points for joining their rewards program.

5% Rewards sitewide at Rakuten with coupon for October

If you are a fan of “The Rakuten” (an ancient race of anime creatures trying to take over the Amazon river), they have a new promotion good until the end of October 2015. Coupon code REWARDME gets you 5% back in Rakuten Rewards points sitewide when you shop at the Rakuten website (formerly Buy.com).

(ENDED) Tuesday Lightning Deals: Samsung NX1 bundles, Sony QX10, etc

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(ENDED) Sony DSC-QX10/B Smartphone Attachable 4.45-44.5mm Lens-Style Camera for $100 (ends 3pm ET)

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(ENDED) Starts Tue 12pm ET: Samsung NX1 Bundles Lightning Deals

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(ENDED) Tuesday Fry’s Promo Codes: 62″ Vivitar VIV-VPT-3662 Tripod for $18

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Olympus E-PL6 w/14-42 & 40-150 & $80 VISA Gift Card for $400 [updated]

Back to the eBay Deals we go, where BuyDig’s eBay store is back with another offer. This time they have the new condition Olympus E-PL6 with 14-42mm II and 40-150mm lens, and an unspecified 8GB SD card and a $80 VISA prepaid gift card for $400 with free shipping. Limit five bundles per customer. The VISA gift card will be delivered 4-6 weeks after the camera.

NOTE: the camera will be delivered mid-to-late October 2015.

UPDATE: if you can’t wait that long, or if you have available GetOlympus rewards, you can get it from GetOlympus directly [select the two lens kit under “Select an option”) for $400 (without the $80 VISA gift card, but with an 8GB Toshiba Flash Air Wifi SD card). Thanks to one of our readers for the alert!

UPDATE #2: Thanks to S.W. Anderson for pointing out in the comments that the GetOlympus also comes with the 8GB Toshiba FlashAir wireless-SD.

Refurbished Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS II with 1 year warranty for $1679

The Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM currently goes for $2000 in new condition at authorized dealers. If you are comfortable with refurbished with a one year Canon USA warranty, you can get it for $1679.20 by the official Canon USA Online Store.

In-stock nao: GoPro HERO+ (Wi-Fi Enabled) for $200 [with FREE 32GB Lexar, Hand Grip, Head Strap]

As promised by the pre-orders, the brand new GoPro HERO+ (Wi-Fi Enabled) is now in-stock and ready to ship for $200 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself which now also offers a Starter Bundle for $200 with three free accessories: 32GB Lexar MicroSD, AmazonBasics Head Strap camera mount, and AmazonBasics floating hand grip.

Sony a6000 body only drops to $500 at multiple authorized dealers

Last week the Sony a6000 body went on sale for $450 for a short time at Amazon, while its regular price was $550. This week, the “official” price has now dropped to $500 at various authorized Sony retailers that include a variety of freebies at BuyDig and Adorama and B&H Photo. The price is $500 at Amazon itself and others at Amazon but no freebies there.