(ENDED) Monday Fry Promo Codes: 50pk 4×6 photo paper for 50c or 20pk for 20c (B&M), etc

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(ENDED) Samsung 16mm f2.4 (pink NX pancake) for $125

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(ENDED) Tue: Centon USB 3.0 Flash Drive multi-pack sale

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Buy MeFoto Tripod, Get future $50 credit towards Camera/Lens purchase

On the two step front, there is a two part promotion at Amazon.

Step #1: Purchase a MeFoto tripod from a list of 28 options, sold and shipped by Amazon herself (not 3rd-party sellers). The lowest priced ones as of the time of writing are $150.

Step #2: 30 days after your item ships (not 30 days after you place an order), you will receive an email from Amazon that a $50 promotional credit has been added to your account. Details will be included in that email. The $50 credit can be used towards the purchase of cameras or lenses. You have one year to redeem this $50 promotional credit.

Offer ends 9/30/15.

Fry’s Weekly Promo Codes: Tripod, Bag, Printer, SDXC, storage, etc

The new Fry’s has aligned their weekly ads with the retail store standard (Sunday AM to Saturday PM), so the Sunday email promo codes include the weekly offers. In this case, these are good until Saturday 9/12/15 PM or earlier if sold out. Of potential chimera and photon interest:

+ Case Logic KDB-101BK Konstrast Pro DSLR backpack for $60 (limit 1)
+ Canon MG-6220 AiO Photo printer for $65 (limit 1)
+ various storage options (flash drives, HDDs, SSDs, DVD-Rs, etc)
+ Vanguard ALTA PRO 263AB 100 Tripod for $130 (limit 1; in-store only)
+ 32GB Monster C10 UHS-1 SDXC for $9 (limit 2; in-store only)
+ 7-inch Starlight digi photo frame for $15 (limit 1; in-store only)
+ 27 Blu-Ray movies for 90c each (limit 1 each; in-store only) – includes various nature/parks BluRays (Everglades, Badlands, Yosemite, Glacier, Smoky, Acadia)
+ must use the personal promo code found in your email subscription newsletters from Fry’s
+ expire by 9/12/15 or earlier for any that may sell out

(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: Cyberlink PhotoDirector and PowerDirector

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Panasonic TS30 waterproof for $99 (three colors)

Frolic in the elements? The Panasonic TS30 waterproof digital camera is currently on sale for $99 with free expedited shipping at Adorama as part of their Labor Day festivities.

PS: idea for Dave Matthews merchandising edit: “Splash into me” (based on “Crash into me”)

(ENDED) Sat Fry’s Promo Codes: refurb Panasonic ZS35 for $100 (B&M), etc

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Get 5 Magazines for $20 total per year (choices include four photography magazines)

To celebrate the Labor Day weekend, DiscountMags has a special promotion, Pick 5 Magazines for $20 TOTAL per YEAR. The choices include four photography magazines: Popular Photography, Outdoor Photography, Digital Photo Pro, and Digital Pho. Use your browser’s in-page search function to search “Photo” or look for Photography under the “More” category on the rightmost side of the Menu over there, or page down until you find them.

If you select less than five magazines, you still pay $20. But there are many other options to get you to five, for example, Wired, Pop Sci, fashion, sports, nature, travel, etc.

The subscription length for this offer is one or two or three years. The duration has to be picked for the whole bundle, not per magazine. But for each magazine, you can pick whether it is a new subscription or a renewal.

These are printed magazines delivered by mail. US addresses only. Offer ends Monday 9/7/15 at 11:59pm ET.

Canon D-Rebel T5i w/18-55 & Pixma Pro 100 & paper & extras for $400 after $350 MIR

The action continues at the eBay Deals, where BuyDig’s eBay store (authorized dealers) are offering the new condition Canon D-Rebel T5i printer bundle with rebate. You pay $750 at checkout, receive the items, submit the mail-in rebate, and a few weeks later, if all is well, you receive a $350 prepaid American Express gift card by mail. For all that, you get:

  • Canon D-Rebel T5i with 18-55
  • Pixma Pro 100 printer
  • 50pk 13×19 inch Canon photo paper SG-201
  • 32GB card, generic camera case

Adorama Birthday Sale includes Elinchrom, Flashpoint, Camcorders (38 options)

Adorama is celebrating its 37th birthday, so as they enter year #38, they have 38 Birthday Specials including 10+ studio/lightning products from Elinchrom and Flashpoint, along with camcorders from Canon and Panasonic and Sony, a quartet of Samsung TVs, and more.

(ENDED) Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD for $850

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Refurbished Canon SL1 w/18-55 with 1yr warranty for $350

We continue with the official Canon store refurbished sales, if you want a compact Canon DSLR at a more reasonable price, the refurbished Canon SL1 with 18-55mm is offered for $350 with a one year warranty in either the white SL1 w/18-55 kit or the black SL1 w/18-55 kit. Offer ends 9/7/15.

Optionally, you can save an additional $20 from the order total if you purchase the above (or any other refurbished Canon DSLR) together with a participating lens (55-250 II IS or 75-300 non-USM). The eligible ones mention the promotion (see annotated screenshot crop below).


(ENDED) Refurbished Canon EF 40mm f2.8 w/1yr warranty for $100

As of a 9/14/15 re-check, the price of this is $140…

It’s pancake season for primes! You can haz (really, is this 2005) the refurbished Canon 40mm f2.8 STM EF pancake lens for $100 with a one year warranty at the official Canon USA store, as part of their Labor Day sales ending 9/7/15…

Refurbished Canon 55-250mm II IS w/1yr warranty for $90 [Optional: Buy Together with refurb DSLR, save extra $20]

If you are looking for a stabilized telephoto in the Canon mount in double figures, this may be indeed of interest, the refurbished Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 II IS with a one year Canon USA warranty as part of their Labor Day sale which ends 9/715…

… but wait, there’s more! If you purchase this lens together with one of the refurbished Canon DSLRs, you can save an additional $20 on the total amount! This combined purchase $20 off discount ends 9/26/15…

Refurbished Canon 50mm f1.8 II for $80 w/1yr warranty

If you believe you can never have too many 50mm prime lenses, this beats the imported and the new condition prices too, for $80 with a one year warranty you can get the refurbished Canon 50mm f1.8 II prime lens at the Canon USA store… This is part of the Canon Labor Day sale that ends 9/7/15…

Labor Day Sale at the Canon USA store (refurbished with 1yr Canon warranty)

The Labor Day sale buzzword will fill up the whole shopping internet in the next few days, and the official Canon Outlet Store has gone all red with big sale signs. The refurbished products sold there come with a one year Canon USA warranty and pass an inspection as well.

I will go through them and post individual deals that stand out, but if you don’t want to wait for me to go through them fullback-style, you can Terrell Davis your way to the various product categories of interest right now:

+ Canon DSLRs (14 options)
+ Canon Lenses and Flashes (11 options)
+ Fixed Lens Cameras (20 options, 2 pages)
+ Printers (8 options)
+ Consumer Camcorders (7 options)
+ refurbished with 1yr Canon USA warranty
+ offers end September 7 or earlier if sold out

40% off Posters & Enlargements with coupon (Walgreens)

The Walgreens Photo website offers 40% off on Posters and Enlargements with coupon code code SAVEONPRINTS entered at checkout by the end of day on Saturday September 5 in 2015. Limit five uses per customer during this promotional period. Free store pickup. For online shipments, their standard shipping fees/options apply.

With the same expiration/terms, coupon code code GIFTTODAY30 gets you 30% off on various Photo Prints and Gifts.

Pre-order new Ricoh Theta S 360-degree camera for $350

The new Ricoh Theta S 360-degree digital camera is now available for pre-ordering for $350 at Amazon by Amazon itself (ships in 2-5 weeks (floating estimate)) and at B&H Photo (early November estimate) and Adorama.

Refurbished Nikon D3300 w/18-55 DX VR for $330 {dropped!} [with 55-200 DX VR for $400]

UPDATE (9/3/15 PM): the refurbished D3300 with 18-55 kit dropped from $350 to $330… The two lens kit remains at $400…

More eBay Deals action where BuyDig’s eBay store has two options in their manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3300 listing. The default option is the D3300 with 18-55 DX VR for $330 (was $350). But if you change the option in the pull down menu [see annotated screenshot below], you can get it as a two lens kit with the 55-200 DX VR added for $400. (the picture in the gallery shows this as the 55-200 DX VR lens).


(ENDED) Refurbished Canon SX50 HS w/1yr warranty for $150

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(SOLD OUT) Manfrotto Advanced Shoulder Bag VII for $20 w/free s&h

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Pre-order new Tamron 35mm and 45mm f1.8 Di USD VC primes for $600 each (C/N/A)

It’s IFA time in Berlin [see Trade Show Calendar] which means new hardware and such. Coincidence or not, Tamron has revealed two new Prime lenses for the Canon, Nikon and Sony-Alpha-Dyxum-Maxxum SLR mounts. The Canon and Nikon are stabilized (VC) but not the Sony. It is the 35mm f1.8 Di USD (VC) for $600, and the 45mm f1.8 Di USD (VC) for $600 as well. Pre-orders are accepted at B&H Photo and Adorama

You can find these added to the New Lenses of 2015 tracking page.

Fujifilm Instax 8 Color Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera for $59 w/free s&h

Being creative (in the eyes of the unwashed masses) is sometimes all about image (of course it shouldn’t be, but that’s how the world works). So if you are lactose intolerant and can’t have that upside down extra foam half-calf unsweetened almond milk with dry soy foam latte (a drink only a true creative would get), the next best choice is to go hipster. Which brings us to…

… to the eBay Deals party we return where we find Buydig’s eBay store offering the new condition Fujifilm Instax 8 Color Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera for $59 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer, with five different color choices available.

Note: this is an instant film camera!

Sony PMW-F3L Super 35mm for $4000 (new) or $3000 (used)

Video killed the video star! That’s the new version of the song. Regardless, B&H Photo is offering the Sony PMW-F3L Super 35mm XDCAM EX Full-HD Compact Camcorder with S-Log Gamma for $4000 in new condition or $3000 in used condition.

Panasonic GF7 w/12-32 & 35-100 for $500 or $525

Costco time! 100 pairs of socks? Check! 200 rolls of toilet paper? Check! 420 chocolate brownies? Check! How about the Panasonic GF7 two lens kit (12-32, 35-100, 32GB SD, case) for $500 with free shipping for Costco members or $525 for non-members (non-members can shop there but pay a 5% surcharge). Membership is $55/year, so it’s a trade-off to consider considering.

PS: as of the time of writing, their website has 25 digital cameras. Note that the Sony cameras are marked as “MEMBERS ONLY”, so only members can purchase those.

FLIR ONE Thermal Imaging (Android) for $212

The FLIR ONE Thermal Imaging Equipment for Android (not the iOS) is currently discounted to around $212 from its usual price of $250 at Amazon itself. You can order it now if you want to lock the price, but do note that currently the shipping estimate is a nebulous “Usually ships within 1 to 2 months”…

PS: Flir One, Dxo One, One Plus One, HTC One, have we run out of names and numbers? 🙂

Pre-order DxO ONE, Get 1yr Unlimited Cloud after it ships

The DxO One camera is estimated to begin shipping on October 1st in 2015. Under the Special Offers section of its product page at Amazon it says that it is eligible for one year of free Unlimited Cloud storage. Per the terms of the offer, the one year cloud storage will become available to you 48 hours after the camera ships (not 48 hours after an order is placed).

Refurbished Nikon A for $300 (Big Sensor Prime)

If you are looking for the good old Nikon Coolpix A big-sensor-prime, you can get it for $300 with free shipping in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 90 day Nikon USA warranty by Adorama on eBay and Adorama directly.

Rakuten: 7% Rewards for Tech purchases with coupon

Rakuten (ne’e Buy.com) has another rewards promotion. Use coupon code REWARDME to earn 7% back in Rakuten Rewards on technology purchases, and 10% back on non-tech purchases at the Rakuten website. Promotion ends at the end of day on 9/7/2015. This is not a discount on the purchase price, but rewards to be used in future purchases. The earned rewards are of a promotional nature, you have to use them within a specific time period, which makes them better suited for regular Rakuten shoppers (or very organized shoppers who can plan and organize purchases ahead of time in a Spock-like fashion).

Sony Lens Instant Savings (E-mount, A-mount)

Sony launched another instant savings promotion for some of their E-mount (mirrornyets) and some of their A-mount (mirrorSi) Lenses. You can find the eligible lenses broken down by mount (below the four featured lenses) at B&H Photo. Press the orange “Load More” button to see more, rinse and repeat for even more…

Canon DSLR and Lenses Instant Savings

Canon has another iteration of their instant savings promotions (straight up purchase, no rebates, no coupons, no combined purchases) featuring various DSLRs and Lenses. You can find them nicely visually organized with big pictures at Adorama, for both the DSLR specials and also the SLR Lens specials. For example:

+ EF 100mm f2.8 USM Macro for $550
+ EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM for $1800
+ EF 70-200mm f2.8L USM for $1250
+ Canon T5i w/18-55 Video Creator kit for $700
+ Canon 5D Mark III body for $2500
+ each item has its own free promotions as well (rewards or free accessories or New Leaf warranty or Creative Cloud training or any combination)

2TB WD My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $68 after $20 MIR

If you are not afraid of mail-in rebates, Adorama is offering the 2TB WD My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive, model WDBMWV0020BBK-NESN, for $68 after a $20 mail-in rebate (rebate PDF), with free expedited shipping. Limit one per. Offer ends by 9/4/15.

UPDATE: speaking of WD storage, Adorama’s eBay store is offering the new condition 2TB WD Elements Portable External USB 3.0 hard drive for $70 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer. Over 900 units sold so far from this eBay listing per the statistics over there. This is part of the Elements line, while the one mentioned in the first paragraph is part of the Passport line.

Wedn Fry Promo codes: 16GB Toshi SD for $5, Vivitar Action Cam for $30

The Fry’s promo codes for Wednesday 9/2/15 include:

+ 16GB Toshiba Class 10 SDHC (up to 40MB/sec) for $5 (limit 2)
+ Vivitar Action Cam DVR781HD-SIL for $30 (limit 1; in-store only)

(ENDED) Thursday: Samsung NX30 w/18-55 OIS for $480

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(ENDED) Thursday: Duracell battery sale returns (includes one rechargeable bundle)

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(ENDED) Wedn: Sony H300 compact-zoom with $20 GC for $170

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New round of Nikon DSLR/Lens Combo Purchase Instant Savings (ends 10/3/15)

A new round of Nikon DSLR cameras and lenses combined purchase discounts is up and running, with this iteration good until 10/3/15. No coupons, no rebates, just add the eligible items to the shopping cart. Most Nikon DSLRs are eligible (D4s, Df, D810, D750, D7200, D7100, D610, D5500, D5300, D5200, D3300, D3200), along with a variety of lenses from the Nikon line-up. You can find all these nicely organized at B&H Photo.

Some items also come with free accessories promotions of their own, those too will be included automatically by B&H. For example, the D3200 has four freebies (battery, SD, bag, wireless) of its own plus 2% promotional rewards, regardless of the combined purchase offer.

In-stock nao: Manfrotto 290 Tripods & Monopods (15 options)

The Manfrotto 290 line-up of tripods and monopods is now in-stock and ready to ship at Adorama. Free expedited shipping. A total of 15 products have arrived, with prices ranging from $50 to $300.

Bag The Bags: Pelican, Tamrac, Think Tank, etc

And now another round-up of some of the latest camera bag specials (with free shipping unless otherwise indicated):

+ Tamrac 3380 Aero 80 Photo/Laptop Backpack for $50 at B&H Photo
+ Pelican Case sale at B&H (16 options, $63 to $422)
+ Think Tank Photo Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag for $110 at B&H
+ Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 70 V2.0 (Black) for $130 at B&H Photo
+ Crumpler Million Dollar (three options, $70 to $120) at B&H Photo
+ AmazonBasics Compact Camera Case for $1.75 (limit 90; Add-On Program; free shipping with $25+ order (Prime) or $35+ order (non-Prime) by Amazon itself
+ Pelican S140 Sport Elite Tablet Backpack for $50 by Adorama upon eBay (this is also a camera bag – see picture #7)

Pre-order new Panasonic 25mm f1.7 and three others

It’s pre-order time on the Panasonic Micro Four Thirds front, with the following lenses available for pre-order:

+ 25mm f1.7 for $250 at Adorama and $300 at B&H Photo
+ 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 POWER OIS for $700 at B&H Photo
+ 45-150mm f4-5.6 MEGA OIS for $300 at B&H Photo
+ 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II MEGA OIS for $250 B&H Photo
+ Panasonic V-Log L Function Activation Code for Lumix DMC-GH4 for $100 at B&H Photo

You can find this burst added to the New Lenses and Cameras of 2015 page

$20 off rental at Borrow Lenses with coupon

Borrow Lenses has a new coupon offer, this time it is a fixed amount discount, $20 off a rental order with coupon code GEARSAVE20 entered during the rentaling (proposed new word candidate!) process. You must needs place an order by 9/7/15, and choose a 9/11/15 or earlier as the delivery date. Details, terms and conditions at the coupon page.

Epson SureColor P600 printer for $570 after $200 MIR

The Epson SureColor P600 inkjet printer is currently offered for $570 after a $200 mail-in rebate at Adorama… Details, deadlines and restrictions in the PDF form

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.