Refurbished Nikon D3300 w/18-55 II DX VR for $370

More Nikon action at the eBay Deals, this time of the dSLR variety, Adorama’s eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3300 w/18-55 II DX VR for $370 with free shipping, and a 90 day Nikon warranty, and a limit of five per customer.

Refurbished red Nikon Coolpix L30 for $38 w/free S&H

To the eBay Deals we return, where Adorama’s eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished red Nikon Coolpix L30 for $38 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer.

Speaking of eBay, PayPal’s Digital Gifts is offering $100 Sears Gift Cards (delivered by email) for $85, with a limit of two per customer. Essentially a 15% off discount of everything you buy using these gift cards. The Sears website features a number of well-known camera retailers that also sell on eBay and Amazon and NewEgg and Best Buy and Rakuten.

Amazon Prime MAY expand to include Free 2-Day Shipping from some Third-Party Merchants

According to sources at Recode, Amazon may be planning to expand the Prime 2-day shipping benefits to include products shipped directly by select 3rd-party merchants, without the items having to be physically present at an Amazon Warehouse or facility. It is a delicate dance, since Amazon and the 3rd-party merchants will have to negotiate how the actual shipping cost is paid, and the merchants would have to trade-off losing direct sales on their website from regular customers who instead opt for the free 2-day Prime shipping.

Amazon has been adding more features to its Prime service, but the new additions were not shipping related (Cloud Photos, Music, Radio, Video, Kindle First, eBook Lending library, 30 minute early access to deals, etc). In fact, a few years ago, they pulled back on the free 2-day shipping benefits by putting select low-priced items (typically $5 or less) under the Add-On Program, requiring Prime members to place an order of $25 or more before the shopping cart would allow them to buy the darned things (and you can’t pay shipping out of your own pocket for Add-On items even if you beg and plead with the shopping cart).

But perhaps Amazon’s hand may be forced by changes in the marketplace too, specifically on the shipping front, not the ever-expanding list of non-shipping benefits. Shoprunner continues to recruit online retailers for a meta-free-shipping service (includes the official Pentax and Casio stores, NewEgg, Tiger, Staples but not any camera-centric retailers), and has various promotions for discounted or free service. For example, some American Express credit cards include a free Shoprunner service.

Even though NewEgg participates in Shoprunner, they also have their own NewEgg Premier service that goes for $50 per year and offers free 3-day or less shipping. And Walmart is making progress towards their own $50/year free shipping service.

Olympus E-M10 body for $450 (or with 14-42 for $500; same price for E-M5 first gen.)

The Olympus E-M10 body only is going for $450, or $500 with the 14-42mm kit lens at Adorama along with 4% promotional rewards and free expedited shipping. Thanks to one of your readers for the email alert!

Meanwhile the first generation Olympus E-M5 continues its farewell tour, it is gone from Adorama and Amazon itself (typo corrected; new keyboard, hand misalignment), but remains at B&H Photo for $500 with the 14-42mm kit lens in black Elite or silver or black.

(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: Sigma 70-200mm f2.8, LOTS of B+W filters, etc

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(ENDED) Vidpro XM-55 Shotgun Microphone Kit for $60

This 4-day offer expired… The B&H Photo Deal of the Day is the Vidpro XM-55 Shotgun Microphone Kit offered for $60 with free shipping. Offer ends by Monday 5/25/15 at 11:59pm ET on or earlier if they sell out.

Two Camera-Lens Coffee Mugs with Lid for $12

Among the latest Staples website deals, they are offering two Camera-Lens Coffee Mugs with Lid for $12. Free shipping for Rewards members. Free ship to a local store for all. No Store Pickup option as this is an online-only item. Over 1000 units sold per the listing. Offer ends by 5/24/15.

Free Shure VP83 LensHopper Camera-Mount Condenser Mic with Sony a7 and a7 II

Are you …sure you are interested in Camera Audio? If so, Adorama is including the …Shure VP83 LensHopper Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone for FREE with the Sony a7 and a7 II kits. The a7 II also gets a free Sony camera bag. The prices are the usual, $1000 for a7 body, $1300 w/28-70, $1700 for a7 ii body, and $2000 w/28-70. The Shure mic (goes for $200 on its own) will be included automatically by Adorama while this promotion is running.

Lexar Sale at Adorama (SD, CF, USB, Professional, 28 options)

Adorama has a Lexar Memory Card Sale featuring SD/SDHC/SDXC and CompactFlash cards, along with flash drives. The SD* cards include the blue Platinum II (up to 45MB/sec) (16GB for $9, 32GB for $14, 64GB for $26), the Professional 1000x SD* (64GB for $39, 128GB for $73, 256GB for $128), and even the 2000x UHS-II U3 (32GB for $56, 64GB for $85).

On the Compactflash front, they offer Professional CF cards at 800x, 1066x, and 3400x, with prices starting at $40 (32GB 800x) and climbing to $587 (256GB 3400x CF).

Free shipping. Some cards have small “Buy more and save” discounts. Percentage-wise these are more pronounced among the lower prices memory cards.

Lowepro camera bags for $20 w/free S&H each (three options)

From the Bag These Bags department, Adorama is offering three different Lowepro camera bags for $20 with free shipping each. They are the:

+ Lowepro Nova Sport 17L AW Shoulder Bag for DSLR with Attached Lens in Pepper Red
+ Lowepro Passport Sling II Camera Bag in Mica/Green
+ Lowepro Photo Sport 18L Shoulder Bag in Purple/Grey
+ offer ends by 5/31/15 or earlier if sold out

(ENDED) 128GB and 64GB Sony SDXC C10 (up to 95MB/s)

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(ENDED) Motorola Moto G (Verizon, no contract) for $20

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(ENDED) Thur: ikan VH7i-E6 7″ HDMI LCD Monitor with Canon LP-E6 Type Battery Plate for $260

This daily deal ended… The B&H Photo Deal of the Day is the ikan VH7i-E6 7″ HDMI LCD Monitor with Canon LP-E6 Type Battery Plate offered for $260 with free shipping with a limit of ten per customer. Offer ends by 11:59pm ET on Thursday or earlier if they sell out.

Refurbished Nikon Coolpix L830 for $120

More zoom-zoom action, the manufacturer refurbished Nikon Coolpix L830 (34x optical, AA) is available in either black or red for $120 with free shipping at Adorama and by Beach Camera on eBay (limit 5).

Sunpak Lightstick 516 LED Dual Panel Photo Video Light + Light Stand for $180

Lighting, not lightning deal now. Adorama is offering the Sunpak Lightstick 516 LED Dual Panel Photo Video Light for $180 with free expedited shipping and with a free Flashpoint Pro Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand included automatically by Adorama.

Panasonic GM1 w/12-32mm for $450 after $50 MIR

If you are not afraid of mail-in rebates but you are fond of the Panasonic GM1, Adorama has a $50 mail-in rebate promotion on the Panasonic GM1 with 12-32mm kits. You can get them for $450 after a $50 mail-in rebate. The PDF of the rebate (promotion 5/18 to 5/30 in 2015) is available over there. All three colors of the GM1 are eligible, and per the PDF form, you can get one of each color for a total of up to three. The mail-in rebate is specific to Adorama, you cannot use it for other retailers.

Refurbished Nikon D7100 with 18-55 and 55-300 for $700

Back to the eBay Deals where we have two more refurbished Nikon dSLR offers. First up, Roberts Digital (authorized Nikon dealer) is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7100 w/18-55 and 55-300 for $700 with free shipping, and a 90 day warranty with a limit ONE per buyer. The 55-300 is DX VR, while the 18-55 is just DX, no VR.

Refurbished Nikon D3100 w/18-55 and 55-200 for $270 (non-VR)

Further down the the eBay Deals, Adorama’s eBay store (authorized Nikon dealers) is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3100 w/18-55 and 55-200 for $270 with free shipping and 90 day Nikon warranty with a limit of five per customer. The lenses are NOT stabilized.

If you just need a body and have no need or use for these two non-VR lenses, Adorama’s own website is offering the refurbished D3100 body only for $200.

(ENDED) 42″ Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc for $25 w/free S&H

This daily deal expired… The B&H Photo Deal of the Day is the 42″ Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc offered for $25 with free shipping with a limit of 40 per customer. Offer ends by 11:59pm ET on Wednesday or earlier if they sell out.

(ENDED) Wednesday Lightning Deals: Sigma 50-500mm OS, etc

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(ENDED) Kingston Sale: 16GB SD C10 for $7, 32GB for $13.50, etc

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In-stock nao: Fuji 16mm f1.4R for $1000

It’s prime time in the X-land as the Fuji 16mm f1.4R WR lens is in-stock and ready to attach to your camera for $1000 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo.

Pay What You Want Bundle Includes 10 Lightroom Presets for $2.24+

Stacksocial has another “Pay What You Want” promotion, this time it is a Business Design Bundle that includes ten Adobe Lightroom Presets. To get all items, including the LR Presents you must meet or beat the average price which is currently $2.24. 10% of proceeds go to Creative Commons per the page over there.

Intensify Pro & Snapheal Pro Image Editing Bundle for $40

For Mac computer users, Stacksocial is offering this Intensify Pro & Snapheal Pro Image Editing Bundle for $40 with free shipping. The software will be delivered on an 8GB SD memory card. This is not a digital download sale. Mac OS X 10.7 or newer. All sales final.

In-stock Nao: 5.5″ flagship ASUS ZenFone 2 for $300 (unlocked, 4G RAM)

If you are the early adopter type and are looking for a new budget-flagship unlocked Android smartphone without a contract and no commitments to a carrier, the 5.5 inch ASUS Zenfone 2 is now available as a North American product from ASUS, and it is in-stock and ready to ship for $300 at Amazon in either the silver color scheme or red color scheme. It has a 13mp f2 camera, 4GB of RAM (I think the first, or one of the first), 64-bit Intel Atom processor, 64GB storage, microSD (up to 64GB), 1920×1080 Gorilla Glass 3 IPS display, Android 5.0, dual SIM (of interest to traveling photographers), compatible with GSM networks (4G LTE), 60% charge in 39 minutes, etc.

UPDATE: it is also shipping from Groupon Goods which is celebrating this launch with an ASUS Technology Sale Event (over 50 items included).

NOTE: if you are searching at Amazon, there are a lot of international/imported models listed there as well.

If you are curious about it, B&H Photo will have a live-streaming panel talking about it on Tuesday 5/19/15 at 1pm eastern. In the meantime, there is a technical preview at Anandtech (with benchmarks and such) and a review with camera samples at Tom’s Guide.

Zeiss SLR Lens Instant Savings (C/N) [25 options]

While we are patiently waiting for Vanilla Ice to be hired to perform “Zeiss Zeiss Baby”, there is a new round Zeiss SLR (Canon, Nikon) instant savings promotions featuring a total of 25 lenses. These also earn 2% promotional rewards, which are not small change considering the premium price nature of Zeiss lenses. You can see all 25 options at B&H Photo.

Pre-order new Panasonic G7 (m43) for $800+ (with free Audio-Technica mic)

Panasonic has a new micro four thirds camera available for pre-order today, it is the G7 that starts at $800 with the 14-42 kit lens or $1100 with the 14-140mm lens.

And already (!) there are deals on them. B&H Photo is offering exclusive two lens kits (14-42, 45-150) for $900, while Adorama is offering a free Audio-Technica AT8024 Stereo/Mono Camera-Mount Microphone ($250 on its own) with the $800 G7 w/14-42 kit. Also of note, B&H Photo has a super bundle with the G7, 14-140mm and 14mm lenses and Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone for $1300. These are estimated to ship around mid-to-late June 2015.

Optionally, the G7 pre-orders are also eligible for the Panasonic Bundle Savings. Among the lenses eligible for this combined purchase discount promotion are the 20mm f1.7 II, 25/1.4, 42.5/1.7, 30/2.8, 100-300/4-5.6, and more.

You can find this and other interesting and non-boring cameras and lenses in the Cameras and Lenses of 2015 tracking page. All apologies, no swimsuit edition 🙂

PS: if you are not familiar with the Panasonic line-up, this new G7 should not be confused with the older previously released GX7.

Imported Canon 50mm f1.8 II for $92 w/free ship

And also part of the eBay Deals is the grey-market imported new condition Canon 50mm f1.8 II lens offered for $92 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer, by eBay seller “Red Tag Camera” (99.9%). Nearly 2000 units sold through this promotion. A simple double-figures prime lens is a lower risk as grey-market purchase than a $3000 pro SLR lens but again, the trade-offs are per individual. We blog, you decide (and deride if you decide to do so) 🙂

Speaking of eBay, among the latest offers you can get the new condition 32GB Toshiba microSD card with full size SD adapter (Class 10, up to 30MB/s) for $14 with free shipping, with a limit of 50 per buyer, by eBay seller “qualitycellz” (99.2%).

GoPro HERO4 Silver Camera for $330

Also part of Zee eBay Deals, Adorama’s eBay store is offering the new condition GoPro HERO4 Silver Camera for $330 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer.

Speaking of GoPro, REI has the GoPro HERO4 Silver Camera Bundle with 3-Way Mount/Tripod and Case for $400.

Canon SX50 superzoom for $270

Also at Los eBay Deals, Beach Camera’s eBay store (authorized Canon dealers) are offering the new condition Canon Powershot SX50 HS superzoom (50x optical) for $270 with free shipping and a limit of five per customer.

Pay $80, Get $100 iTunes Gift Card by Email (limit 4)

To Les eBay Deals we go where PayPal’s Digital Gifts is offering $100 iTunes Gift Cards (email delivery) for $80, with a limit of four per customer. This is a 20% discount. Not the lowest ever, but definitely lower than full price. Over 3700 sold so far. This is email delivery, not a plastic gift card by mail. iTunes has a variety of camera/photo apps, along with various camera and photo related e-books, some of them iOS-exclusive.

(ENDED) Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC HSM (Canon) for $270

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(ENDED) Tuesday Lightning Deals: Sigma 70-200 f2.8, Samsung WB 2200F (60x), B+W Filters, etc

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Pre-order new Fuji X-T10 and 90/2 lens

More new Fuji gear and pre-orders, starting with the new XF 90mm f2 R LM WR Lens with a $950 pre-order price.

On the camera front, the new X-T10 mirrorless camera is pre-orderable as body only for $800, or with 16-50mm for $900 or with 18-55mm for $1100 with a mid-June release estimate. Also pre-orderable is the X-T10 metal hand grip for $130 and the X-T10 leather case for $80.

(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: Rokinon 12/2.8 fish, Corel, Digiframes, etc

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New WordPress Theme Is Here

The new WordPress theme is here, no more mega-font default WordPress ugliness! Thanks to everyone for the feedback! Over 75% of the votes were in favor of either the Test2 or Test3 options, while the bigger and bolder Test1 and the previously-current mega-font combined had under 20% of the vote. So the message you sent was clear, go for something compact and concise, which led to this theme! In some ways, it looks a lot like our previous-previous TypePad theme.

This is a responsive theme, works with desktops, laptops and smartphones. The responsiveness is not ideal with some tablets but it is still readable/usable [you can adjust the browser window on a desktop/laptop to partially simulate this]. More adjustments and customizations will happen in the next few days. The Main Blog will switch to a new theme next week. Please feel free to opine using the online contact form or the comments below or Twitter.

This is the TL;DR. If you are interested in more details about the making of this vegan sausage, there’s much and more after the jump…

UPDATE for Samsung S-Pen Users: you can use the S-Pen to hover over the menus on top (“Manufacturers”, “Camera Mounts”, “Camera Types”) and they automatically expand to show all the options. Then you just have to click on the option you want. (this works if the S-Pen hover feature is enabled – it’s somewhere in the TouchWiz labyrinth of menus).

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(ENDED) Photo Mag sale: Pop or Outdoor or Digital for $5 {Digital Photo Pro for $7}

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(ENDED) Blog Update: Template Change In Progress

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(ENDED) You Opine: Which One Of These New WordPress Themes Do You Prefer?

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(ENDED) LumiQuest Big Bounce Kit with Cinch Strap for $17 w/free ship

This daily deal expired… The B&H Photo Deal of the Day is the LumiQuest Big Bounce Kit with Cinch Strap offered for $16.90 with free shipping. You can buy as many as you like. Offer ends by Sunday at 11:59pm ET.

GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition Camera with $50 Gift Card for $300

As part a Two Day Sale at Best Buy ending by Saturday night (no fever), you can get the new condition GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition Camera with a $50 Best Buy Gift Card automatically included by Best Buy while this limited promotion is running for $300 with free shipping, or Store pick-up if available at your local sto’ors.

(ENDED) Fuji XF1 red for $126 (limit 2)

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(ENDED) 1TB Toshiba Canvio Basics USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $50

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(ENDED) Fri: Refurbished Nikon Coolpix S9600 for $80

This daily deal expired… The first of the bonus deals of the day at Best Buy for Friday 5/17/15 is the black refurbished Nikon Coolpix S9600 (22x optical) offered for $80 with free shipping.

(ENDED) Canon D-Rebel T5 w/18-55 for $355

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(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: Rokinon 12/2.8, various accessories

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(SOLD OUT) 16GB Lexar Platinum II (200x, C10) SDHC for $6.39 [limit 3]

One can never have too many SD cards these days, because this offer sold out before the full 24 hours expired…
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(SOLD OUT) Panasonic Eneloop Pro K-KJ17KHC82A Case for $35 (limit 3)

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95+ Visual Responsive WordPress Themes for $50 total (lifetime updates, unlimited sites)

While researching various WordPress themes for this blog, I found this offer at Stacksocial that looks very promising if you want to create visual blogs (eg photography or digital art or other creative endeavors). For $50, you get 95+ Premium Responsive WordPress themes with lifetime updates of the themes and use on unlimited blogs by Dessign LLC. They have a GPLv2 license. All sales are final. The regular price of this bundle is $100. Offer ends in about three days from today (unless it gets extended).

You can see them all at their ever-scrolling themes page. Each one has a “live demo” (look for the light blue button on the individual theme page) so you can see it on an actual blog.

PS: At this rate, I may be ready to start a WordPress Themes review blog 😉

Imported (Grey Market) Canon 5DMk3 w/24-105 for $2600

If you are a fan of grey areas, you may also be a fan of grey market (imported) camera gear 😉 Among the latest eBay Deals, eBay Seller “Get It Digital” (99.5%) is offering the new condition Canon 5D Mark III with 24-105mm f4L IS for $2600 with free shipping, with a limit of one per customer. This does NOT come with a Canon USA warranty. Instead, the seller GetItDigital offers a similar warranty of their own.

The 5DMk3 w/24-105 goes for $3100 at authorized Canon dealers, but they offer a variety of free accessories and promotional rewards, such as B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazonia.

As usual, the trade-off of $500 vs USA warranty and free accessories is up to each individual to make based on their own preferences and circumstances and such.

Speaking of eBay, the current pole position deal of the day over there is the 13.3″ Apple Macbook Pro MF840LL/A (8GB, 256GB) for $1300 with free shipping with a limit of two per customer, offered by eBay seller “digjungle” (99.3%).

Speaking of speaking of eBay, NewEgg’s ebay store is offering the new condition 3TB SAMSUNG D3 Station (USB 3.0, 3.5″ Desktop External Hard Drive, model STSHX-D301TDB Bl) for $80 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer. [this was appended to a post yesterday that expired/buried]