Lowepro Nova Sport 17L AW Shoulder Bag for $17 w/free s&h

On the colorful camera bags front, the Lowepro Nova Sport 17L AW Shoulder Bag for DSLR with Attached Lens, in the Pepper Red color scheme, is currently on sale for $17 with free shipping at Adorama. You can buy as many as you like. Offer ends by 7/31/15 or earlier if soldout.

1TB WD My Passport Ultra Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $54

On the portable external HDD front, the 1TB WD My Passport Ultra Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive in the black color scheme is on sale for $54 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself and $56 with free shipping by Best Buy’s eBay store (limit 5; store pickup also an option).

3TB Seagate Expansion HDD for $96 (limit 5)

IF you specifically want a 3TB external USB 3.0 hard drive, the 3TB Seagate Extension model STEB3000100 is going for $96 with a limit of five per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. However, the shipping estimate is 2-4 weeks. IF you prefer something to ship right away, the other options are competitively priced as well (4TB for $110, 5TB for $130, vs 2TB for $85).

White Box Canon 24-105mm f4L IS for $600

Back to the fleaBay Deals, if you are comfortable with white box lenses, the GetItDigital eBay store (99.6%) is offering the new condition white box Canon 24-105mm f4L IS lens for $600 with free shipping, with a limit of three per customer. Over 1340 units got sold from this listing so far. This lens was part of the 5D3 w/24-105 kits, and was taken out of the camera box and is sold as a “white box” with all standard accessories included. There is no explicit mention of warranty on this eBay listing. To be on the safe side, assuming this is an imported (grey market) lens.

At authorized Canon USA dealers, this lens goes for $1000 such as Adorama which offers five different free accessory bundles (options include Red Giant, Spills/Drop warranty, filters, promotional rewards, etc) and B&H Photo and Amazonia.

(ENDED) Tue Lightning Deals: Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine EF, B+W 62mm, etc

These lighting deals expired… For future ones in the future, check the Amazon Gold Box and Camera & Photo page

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(ENDED) Tue: Kowa Prominar PFC 3.5″ Spotting Scope for $1400

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Free One Year of Adobe Creative Cloud (Photographers) and KelbyOne Training with select Canon DSLR purchases

For a limited time (expiration date not mentioned), with the purchase of select Canon DSLR kits (6D, 5D Mark III, 7D Mark II) through Amazon, you receive a FREE one year subscription to Adobe’s Creative Cloud for Photographers (Lightroom and Photoshop CC editions), and one year subscription to Kelby’s KelbyOne training.

The free subscriptions are redeemed online through the usa.canon.com/PowerToCreate website.

Nikon DSLR Gear featured sale on eBay (254 options)

eBay has created a featured Nikon camera gear sale with a total of 254 items participating. You can filter them using the options on the left hand side over there (DSLRs, bundles, compacts, lenses, flashes). Unfortunately my brain is a 900 MHz Celeron, I can’t go through 250+ items and price-check them like that, so this is a DIY adventure (in other words, if I wait until I can go through them all before I post this, I will probably never post this).

Imported Canon 5D Mark III with 24-105L for $2600

Back to the feeBay Deals we geaux where GetItDigital (99.6%) is offering new condition but imported (grey market) Canon 5D Mark III with 24-105 f4L IS kits for $2600 with free shipping with a one year warranty provided by GetItDigital, not Canon USA. Limit five per buyer. 250+ units sold from this sale so far.

At authorized Canon USA dealers, this kit goes for $3100 with various free accessories such as Amazon and B&H Photo and Adorama.

30% off at Walgreens Photo with coupon

The Walgreens Photo website has a 30% off photo-related coupon, code COMPLETE30 gets you 30% everything photos (prints, wood, canvas, books, calendars, posters, drinkware, etc). Coupon expires at the end of day on Wednesday 7/22/15.

PS: the chances of typos and HTML errors are elevated in the next few days as I switched to a new style keyboard and I get adjusted to it. Conventional keyboards showed their performance limit for this blog on Prime Day, so a new Prime Deal sale keyboard is now here, one of those Microsoft Beasts that take half a zipcode ๐Ÿ˜‰

(ENDED) Fuji X-A1 two lens kit for $525 (Lytro Illum for $900)

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Canon 70D kits (three options) with Pixma Pro 100 and more start at $650 after $350 MIR

Adorama is having a trio of Canon 70D bundles with mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express gift card) good until Sunday 7/19/15 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out. The bundles include the Canon PIXMA PRO-100 printer, and 50pk of SG-201 13″x19″ photo paper, and the Lowepro Nova Sport 17L AW Shoulder Bag, along of course with the Canon 70D. The prices depend on which one of the three Canon 70D kits you select:

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera for $60 w/coupon (eight color options)

The Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera is available in eight different colors for $60 with free expedited shipping at Adorama with coupon code MINI871515 at checkout. Offer ends on 7/19/15 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out. Note: this is not a digital camera ๐Ÿ™‚

(ENDED) Pop Photo or Outdoor Photographer for $5 each per year

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Pre-order the new Sigma 24-35mm f2 (C/N/Sig)

If anyone remembers to look up forum histories, the new Sigma 24-35mm f2 lens will make some eat digital (probably not actual) crow. This new lens is now available for pre-order for $1000 even at Adorama in the Canon mount or the Nikon mount or the Sigma mount.

Post Mortem on Prime Day

Hype is a double edged sword, and just like others before (and probably many more in the future) Amazon found out the hard way. After an unprecedented amount of hype (especially by Amazon’s fairly low key standards), Prime Day arrived, and it did not live to that level of hype. With that hype level, probably anything short of $100 iPads under every chair (stand-in for very popular fast-selling item offered at a crazy discount), would have generated varying levels of disappointment.

The internet had its fun with #PrimeDayFail quips (see some of them assembled at Heavy and Gizmodo among many others).

More after the jump since this is a “meta” post. It is a long boring post, it can help you fall asleep and you don’t need a prescription for it ๐Ÿ™‚

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Corel AfterShot 2 for $27, AfterShot 2 Pro for $55 (with free WinZip and Fastflick)

The Corel Store is offering the Aftershot 2 software for $27, and the Aftershot 2 Pro software for $55. You also get two free software titles, good old Winzip and the Fastflick Slideshow Maker. All these are digital downloads. Optionally you can order a backup DVD through the shopping cart for an extra $10 with free shipping.

NOTE: when you add software to cart, the shopping cart may automatically add a “download insurance” service for $8 more. If you don’t want that, just click on the grey “x” in its ledger line in the shopping cart to get rid of it.

60% off Posters at Walgreens with coupon {other coupons also available}

On the printing front, the Walgreens Photo site has coupon code POSTDEAL60 that gets you 60% off posters, good until the end of day on Saturday 7/18/15 (central time, Walgreens’s server clock decides time). Per the page there, “available in 11×14, 16×20, 20×30 and 24×36.
12×18 Mail Delivery only.”.

Also expiring Saturday night, coupon GIFTPICTURE gets you 25% off photo gifts at the Walgreens Photo site.

Separately, coupon code COMPLETE30 gets you 30% off custom photo books at Walgreens Photo. This coupon expires by end of day on Wednesday 7/22/15.

Each coupon is valid for up to 5 uses per Walgreens.com/photo account during their promotional period.

Manfrotto Pro 30 Shoulder for $50 [updated]

From the Bag the Bags department, we have two camera bag specials with free shipping from Adorama as follows:

+ Manfrotto Professional 30 Shoulder Bag for $50
+ this sold out: Lowepro Scope Photo Travel 350 AW Backpack, Dark Olive for $40
+ end by 7/31/15 or earlier if sold out

Speaking of Adorama, they are offering the refurbished 13.3″ HP Spectre Spectre x360 2-in-1 Touchscreen Laptop for $750 with free shipping (i7-5500U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 360 degree hinge, 1920×1080, Win 8.1, etc)

In-stock at B&H: Sony 90/2.8 FE OSS and 3DR Solo Quad

The tall ships from Japan brought in some new gear now in-stock at B&H Photo as follows:

+ Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro G OSS Lens for $1100
+ 3DR Solo Quadcopter (No Gimbal) for $1000

And some discounts there:
+ Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera (Body Only) for $3000
+ Tascam DR-100mkII Portable 2-Channel Linear PCM Recorder for $200

Pre-order new Panasonic GX8 (m43) and FZ300 (f2.8 superzoom)

Panasonic smartly waited after the PrimeDay HypeDay to introduce two new digital cameras. First up, the new GX8 is a new 20mp micro four thirds camera, available in black or silver body only kits, with a pre-order price of $1200 at Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo.

Next up, on the zoom-zoom front, the new Panasonic FZ300 has a constant f2.8 superzoom lens (25-600mm with Leica’s e-blessings), along with a 12mp 1/2.3″ sensor, OIS, and of course the buzzword du jour, 4K. The pre-order price is $600 and available at Amazonia and Adorama and B&H Photo.

You can find these, and other non-boring gear at the Cameras and Lenses 2015 tracking page. Swimsuit edition not available ๐Ÿ˜‰

(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: Fotodiox 5’x7′ panels, B+W 86mm, Sony microSD

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(ENDED) Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc for $18 w/free s&h

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(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Nikon D7100 with 18-55 & 55-300 (both VR) for $700

This eBay offer ended with 1600+ cameras sold through it per the eBay page…

If you prefer refurbished by Nikon USA dSLR kits, the Roberts Digital eBay store (99.4%) is now offering as part of the eBay Deals du Jour the refurbished Nikon D7100 two lens kit for $700 with free shipping.. This includes the 18-55 and 55-300 lenses, both VR. Limit one per customer. Over 300 units got sold in the last 24 hours according to the eBay page over there. As usual with these featured eBay Deals, they can last from a few hours to a few days – only the invisible hand of the market knows the exact expiration date ๐Ÿ˜‰

(ENDED) Thur: Vanguard Alta Pro 253 CB 50 Tripod W/SBH 50 Ballhead for $180 (limit 2)

This daily deal sold out during the day, before its expiration… The B&H Photo Deal of the Day for Thursday 7/16/15 is the new condition Vanguard Alta Pro 253 CB 50 Tripod W/SBH 50 Ballhead offered for $180 with free shipping with a limit of two per customer. Offer ends by 11:59pm on Thursday or earlier if sold out…

For more B&H action, check their Featured Deals page.

(ENDED) The Prime Day Deals Situation Room: Lytro Illum, B+W, Studio items, Rokinons, $20 off $100+ with Amazon VISA, Creative Cloud Subscription Credit, Kindles, etc

The inaugural Amazon Prime Day ended. Expired ofers after the jump for reference only…

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Website is back online!

Unfortunately due to a problem with the web hosting company (hosting and database servers having latency issues), this blog was down for about 45 minutes in the middle of the madness. Bad timing ๐Ÿ™

In case of future problems like this, there are two plan Bs to consider:
+ the full-text RSS feed for previously posted deals. It is hosted on Feedburner which caches the posts, so it works even if the website is down and out
+ new deals will temporarily get posted on the main Twitter at @1001noisycamera (no final “S” because 15-character limit)
+ both the RSS feed and the Twitter feed are posted on the main blog which is hosted by a different hosting company in a different state

All apologies for the inconvenience. Now I must try to catch up once again ๐Ÿ™‚

(ENDED) Ends 8:50pm ET: Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 OS DG FLD Lightning Deal (Canon) for $900

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(ENDED) Ends 6:50pm ET: Rokinon DS50M-C Cine DS 50mm T1.5 (Canon EF) for $426 [Ends 7:50pm ET: Rokinon 16mm T2.2 (Canon) for $310]

The Rokinon lightning deals in this post expired…
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(ENDED) PrimeDay Gone Wild: Mystery Camera for $420 (ends by 4:50pm ET)

This surprise mystery deal during Amazon Prime Day expired…

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(ENDED) GoPro Hero4 4K with many accessories for $500

As of a 1:35pm ET, this offer ended and marked as Deal Over…
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(ENDED) Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $200 {add 55-210 for +$150}

This sold out shortly after posting it…
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(ENDED) Panasonic FZ200 with 64GB SD and CaseLogic for $318

I am not sure what happened to this one, it was supposed to end at 2:50pm ET, but with under 30% claimed shown in the Gold Box widget as of 12:04pm ET, it is shown as “Deal Over”. Chaos and disorder ๐Ÿ™‚

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Manfrotto 055 Magnesium Ball Head with Q5 Quick Release for $220

The Manfrotto 055 Magnesium Ball Head with Q5 Quick Release is currently on sale for $220 with free shipping with a limit of ten per customer at B&H Photo.

32GB Sony SDHC for $10 w/free s&h (limit 10)

If you just happen to need one 32GB Sony SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 memory card, model SF32UY/TQMN, it is currently on sale for $10 with free shipping at B&H Photo. But you don’t have have to get just one. The limit is ten per shopping cart. This is the 32GB card, not the 16GB card! This is a limited time offer.

Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 (m43) with 3yr NewLeaf and $52 rewards for $1300

F2.8 constant aperture action on the M43rds front, the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm f2.8 lens is currently offered for $1300 at Adorama which includes a 3-year New Leaf Spills and Drops Extra Protection service, along with 4% promotional rewards (= $52).

Panasonic GH4 with Interface Unit and Extras and $80 rewards for $2000

The Panasonic GH4 body only with the Interface Unit is currently going for $2000 at Adorama where you also get 4% promotional rewards (= $80~), along with three free accessories: extra Panasonic battery, 32GB Panasonic Gold SDHC and 16GB Sandisk Memory Vault thing.

Speaking of video-priority cameras, the Canon EOS C100 Cinema body only is down to $3500 at B&H Photo. Please note this is not returnable!

Pre-order Canon 5DS R with 85mm f1.2L

B&H Photo is now accepting pre-orders for the Canon 5DS R with 85mm f1.2L for $5900. There is no release estimate posted there at the moment.

Imported Canon 5DS body only for $3200 [vs $3700 from authorized Canon USA dealers)

If you are comfortable buying imported professional caliber DSLRs, the latest eBay Deals have something for you as well, the imported grey-market new condition Canon 5DS body only for $3200 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer by eBay seller “GetItDigital” (99.6%). You get one year warranty from GetItDigital, not Canon USA.

The 5DS body only goes for $3700 in new condition at authorized dealers such as Amazon (check who the actual seller is – as usual) and Adorama (free Overnight, 2% rewards=$74~) and B&H Photo (2% rewards).

UPDATE: Amazon itself is offering the 5DS only for $3700 with the Audio-Technica AT8024 Camera-Mount Microphone for FREE, which you can use or sell/trade/gift if you don’t need. The microphone goes for $250 on its own.

Imported Canon D-Rebel T5 w/18-55 for $300

Also part of the eBay Deals, if you are comfortable with imported (grey-market) camera models, and the D-Rebel T5 with 18-55mm (1200D) is the EOS DSLR you want/need, eBay seller GetItDigital (99.6%) is offering the new condition Canon D-Rebel T5 w/18-55 IS II for $300 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer. It comes with a one year warranty from GetItDigital, not from Canon USA.

Monoprice 10594 Graphic Drawing Tablet for $40 w/free s&h

Back to the eBay Deals where the Monoprice eBay store is offering their new condition Monoprice 10594 Graphic Drawing Tablet, model 10594, 10 by 6.25 inches, for $40 with free shipping, with a limit of 50 per customer. Over 430 of these got sold the last 24 hours according to the eBay page.

Olympus E-M5 w/14-42mm (three options) for $500

A comment by SW Anderson in the Prime Day Tips post got me price-checking. If you are interested in the Olympus E-M5 first generation with the 14-42mm, in three different options (black, silver, Elite kit) it continues to go for $500 at B&H Photo. Click on the various tabs to see the three different kits (annotated screenshot below)

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In comparison, the second generation E-M5 II body only now goes for $900 at reputable authorized dealers such as Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon (as always pay attention to the actual seller there).

GoPro HERO4 Silver with $60 Gift Card for $400

For a limited time, you can get a $60 Amazon plastic physical Gift Card when you purchase the GoPro Hero4 Silver for its usual price of $400. To do that, don’t add to cart with the regular button. Instead page down to find the “Special Offers” section, and click on the “Add Both to Cart”. While this promotion is running, this will put both the GoPro and the $60 GC in your shopping cart, with the price automatically adjusted at the top right corner of the Checkout page. Annotated screenshots below to show you what to look for:

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The Top right corner of the Checkout page while this promotion is running:
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(ENDED) Wedn: Ruggard Fabric Camera Rain Cover for $30

This daily deal expired… The B&H Photo Deal of the Day for Wednesday 7/15/15 is the Ruggard Fabric Camera Rain Cover (Black) offered for $30 with free shipping with a limit of two per customer. Offer ends by 11:59pm ET on Wednesday or earlier if sold out… For more specials, check the B&H Featured Deals page.

(ENDED) Refurbished Lytro Illum for $705

This daily deal expired… The Woot Electronics Deal of the Day good until 1am ET on Thursday is the factory recondition Lytro Illum digital camera offered for $700 plus $5 flat shipping with a limit of three per customer.

Reminder: Wednesday July 15 is Prime Day

A quick reminder, Wednesday July 15 is Amazon’s heavily promoted Prime Day, promising and hyping better than Black Friday in the middle of July. I have no idea what’s coming up. To participate, you have to be a Prime member or start a 30-day Prime Free Trial (very easy to cancel by computer by going to your Amazon account page).

We will start coverage of the madness at 3am ET on Wednesday and go from there. But I have to sleep at some point, so I can’t do 24×7 coverage ๐Ÿ™‚ In the meantime, here are Ten Tips to Help You Prepare for Prime Day.

Nikon D5200 with 18-55 and 55-200 (DX non-VR) and Various Extras for $530

If of all the Nikon dSLRs it is the D5200 the one you want, and you are okay with getting non-VR lenses, Adorama has Nikon D5200 bundles available in black dSLR color or red dSLR color for $530 with free shipping. For that, you get:

  • D5200 with 18-55mm DX non-VR and 55-200mm DX non-VR
  • WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
  • 16GB SD card, Nikon branded case, Nikon School DVD
  • 2% promotional rewards = $10.60
  • when you click on “Special Offers” and look for “Free Gift”, you can get a 1yr New Leaf Spills and Drops warranty to your shopping cart for FREE – you must manually add this item – the others mentioned here will be included automatically by Adorama

External Hard Drive Sale: 2TB WD for $85, 6GB Seagate for $200 (and other computer-y specials)

Adorama has more sale action, now we focus on the more “computery” offers, starting with the 2TB Western Digital MyPassport USB 3.0 external hard drives, available in four different colors, going for $85 with free shipping each.

For more storage, the 6TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 external goes for $200 with free shipping.

On the memory card and flash drive storage front, there is a PNY sale featuring 22 different items.

And on the Pentium-powered all in one computer front, the 20″ Dell Inspiron 3048 Touchscreen AiO computer is on sale for $420 with free shipping (Pentium G3220T, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, tray loading DVD, card reader, USB 3, HDMI, W8.1, etc).

UPDATE: one more computery offer from Adorama, the 15.6″ Dell Inspiron 15 5000 laptop is $350 after a $50 mail-in rebate (rebate details PDF). This rebate is exclusive to Adorama. Laptop is AMD A10-7300, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, AMD Radeon R6, 1366 x 768, no touchscreen, W8.1, etc. Expires 7/19/15.

Elinchrom Lighting sale (31 options)

Adorama has a sale on 31 different Elinchrom options with prices ranging from $12 to $1800.

Aries BlackBird X10 Quadcopter for $400

The Aries BlackBird X10 Quadcopter with built in 16MP Still/Cine Camera is currently on sale for $400 with free shipping at Adorama.