Pre-order Corel Paintshop Pro X8 for $80

If you are a software early adopter, the new Corel Paintshop Pro X8 is scheduled to be released on August 21 (2015) and it is available for pre-order for $80 at Amazon itself.

Canon 5D Mark III body with Pixma Pro 100 & paper & NewLeaf & Kelby & 2% rewards & 64GB Lexar & extra battery & Lowepro for $2150 after $350 MIR [w/24-105 $2750 after MIR]

And now, Canon gear fans, we have a trio of DSLR-printer-paper-rebate bundles at Adorama. We start with one of Canon’s most influential DSLR lines in the digital era, the 5D, more specifically in this case, the 5D Mark III. The offer is available for Canon 5D Mark III body only for $2150 after $350 MIR (prepaid American Express Gift Card), and also for the Canon 5D Mark III with 24-105mm f4L IS for $2750 after $350 MIR (mail-in rebate). This is the most generous in terms of extras and bonuses of the three.

The bundle includes:

  • Canon 5D Mark III kit (either body only or with 24-105)
  • PIXMA PRO-100 printer
  • 2% Promotional Adorama rewards ($150 for body only, $186 for w/24-105)
  • 50pk of Canon 13×19 inch photo paper
  • 64GB Lexar Professional 600x SDXC card
  • extra 3rd-party battery (Green Extreme)
  • Lowepro Nova Sport 17L AW Shoulder Bag
  • New Leaf One Year Spills and Drops warranty (in parallel with the standard Canon USA warranty)
  • One Year of Kelby Training membership (details)
  • the rebate in PDF format
  • offer ends 8/29/15

Canon 7D II body with Pixma Pro 100 & paper & NewLeaf for $1250 after $350 MIR [w/18-135 for $1650 after MIR]

In the Empire Strikes Back of the Canon rebate trilogy at Adorama, we have the Canon 7D Mark II kits. Two of them are participating in this promotion. The 7D Mark II body only is $1250 after $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card), while the 7D Mark II with 18-135 IS STM goes for $1650 after $350 MIR.

The bundle includes:

  • Canon 7D II kit (either body only or with 18-135)
  • PIXMA PRO-100 printer
  • 50pk of Canon 13×19 inch photo paper
  • 32GB Lexar SD card
  • New Leaf One Year Spills and Drops warranty (in parallel with the standard Canon USA warranty)
  • the rebate in PDF format
  • offer ends 8/29/15

Canon 6D body with Pixma Pro 100 & paper & NewLeaf for $1150 after $350 MIR [w/24-105 $1650 after MIR]

The Canon DSLR bundles trilogy at Adorama concludes with the Canon 6D kits. The offer is available for either the Canon 6D body only for $1150 after $350 MIR (prepaid American Express gift card) or the Canon 6D with 24-105L f4 IS for $1650 after $350 MIR (mail-in rebate).

The bundle includes:

  • Canon 6D kit (either body only or with 24-105)
  • PIXMA PRO-100 printer
  • 50pk of Canon 13×19 inch photo paper
  • New Leaf One Year Spills and Drops warranty (in parallel with the standard Canon USA warranty)
  • the rebate in PDF format
  • offer ends 8/29/15

Optionally you can get one year of Kelby Training for FREE with this purchase. Also optionally you add the 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS lens to this bundle for +$400. To see these optional offers, click on the Special Offers or Ways to Save links over there.

AMEX Offer (YMMV): Spend $75+, Get $15 statement credit at Exposures Online

If you have an American Express credit card, check your Offers section (below the account summary when you logon to your account – on the desktop browser page). Their computers decide who(m) to offer this, so there is a YMMV here. One of the recently added offers is this: pay $75+ and get $15 back as a statement credit to your AMEX account at ExposuresOnline.com (they sell photo albums, picture frames, etc). You have to manually opt-in to the offer (by clicking the “Add to Card” button) before you use it. Once you opt-in, the discount happens automatically on the back-end. They will send you an email once a qualifying transaction arrives at their system. This offer ends 10/14/15 and can be used once during this promotional period.

This applies to everyone: when you visit the Exposures Online site for the first time, a window pops that offers you a 15% off coupon discount if you are willing to enter your email to join their email list.

10% off sitewide at Monoprice with coupon (ends Thur PM)

Good until the end of day on Thursday 8/20/15, coupon code HOT gets you 10% off Monoprice.com on Monoprice branded items. The 3D printer and a few other items are excluded. The Tamron lenses are not eligible since they are not Monoprice-branded (yes, Monoprice sells Tamron lenses!). Monoprice has a variety of aggressively priced camera and photo products. Search for the items of interest, or peruse their Camera and Video pages.

(ENDED) Wedn: 10% off Groupon Goods, 20% off Local Deals with Coupon

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(ENDED) Wedn at Fry’s with promo codes: Vivitar waterproof action cam for $30

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(ENDED) Wedn: One Year Prime + unlocked 32GB Fire Phone (no contract; GSM) + Case for $170

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(ENDED) Thur: Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+ Backpack for $150

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(ENDED) Thursday Lightning Deals: Epson scanner, Corel software, 64GB Sony SDXC

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Refurbished Nikon D7100 body for $630

If you only need the refurbished Nikon D7100 body (and not interested in the $700 refurbished two lens kit {corrected price in the link; the linked-to blog-post had the correct price of $700}), Adorama is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7100 body only for $630 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon warranty and 2% promotional rewards (= $13~).

Refurbished Nikon D3200 w/18-55 & 55-200 & Elements & extras for $390

This is a bit of a pig in a poke offer since not all necessary information are posted on their product page, but the Staples website is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3200 two lens kit (18-55, 55-200) and Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements software and camera case and 16GB SD card for $390 with free shipping to store (or free shipping for rewards members). This is an online only offer and ships in about two weeks.

Pre-order Google OnHub surprise Wifi Router for $200

And while we are on the topic of concierge services, Google had a surprise today too. They teamed up with TP-Link to provide a new $200 OnHub Wifi hardware cylinder that promises a more user-friendly Wifi setup and experience with timely updates and security features. IT only has one Ethernet port of its own but a simple Ethernet Switch can give you more ports. It also comes with a companion app. Because Google needs ALL your data, not just most of it 🙂 It is available for pre-order for $200 at Google and Amazon et al with an end of August release estimate.

Pre-order Sandisk SSD Upgrade Service for $40 (hardware tools + video support) [SSD not included!]

You don’t see this type of an offer every day 🙂 If you want to upgrade your computer(s) with SSDs but need some hand-holding, Sandisk is launching a new service that offers virtual hand-holding (not a physical in-person service but live video support plus hardware). This service is coming soon and you can pre-order it for $40 through Amazon.com. This is a combination hardware and supportware. You will receive an actual kit in the mail that has the necessary tools (cable, screwdriver, software) along with information on how to contact the live customer support team (Mon-Fri, 8am to 7pm pacific time).

NOTE: an SSD is NOT included. You have to purchase that on your own. This service only supports their own SSDs, more specifically, SSD Plus, Ultra II SSD and Extreme Pro.

Canon S120 and Pixma Pro 100 and 50pk 13×19 paper for $400 after $350 mail-in rebate

It’s not just the Canon DSLRs that get the printer-rebate bundles. Focus Camera is now offering a Canon S120 printer-rebate bundle for $400 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express gift card). The bundle includes the S120, the Pixma Pro 100 printer, and a 50pk Canon 13×19 photo paper.

Imported Sony T* E 16-70 F4 ZA OSS lens for $700

One of the further-down-the-page eBay Deals is the new condition imported grey-market Sony T* E 16-70 F4 ZA OSS lens (aka SEL1670Z) offered for $700 with free shipping and a three year warranty from the seller GetItDigital (99.7%) with a limit of five per customer. This does not come with a Sony USA warranty. Offer ends by 8/24/15.

This lens goes for $900 at authorized Sony retailers such as B&H Photo (4% rewards = $36~) and Amazon and Adorama (six free accessories).

5TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 Desktop External HDD for $120 (limit 5)

To the megapixel-storage front, where the eBay Deals have something for too (this is a tortured sentence, eject!). NewEgg’s eBay store is offering the new condition 5TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive, model STDT5000100, for $120 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. Nearly 5000 units got sold through this offer so far.

UPDATE: speaking of storage, Staples is offering the 2TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive with Mobile Device Backup for $80, with a limit of ten and your choice of three different color options (in case you are color-coding your backups). Amazon has not price-matched it but they got close, $84 for the red.

Pay $85, Get $100 Sears Gift Card by mail (limit 2)

If you like to shop at Sears (many photo retailers sell on their website as third-party sellers), and you are willing to take a detour through eBay via the Gift Card Mall, one of the latest feeBay Daily Deals is this: Pay $85, Get $100 Sears Gift Card (physical plastic gift card delivered by mail), with a limit of two per customer. Over 7800 got sold so far from this listing. I had to use a calculator for this, I believe it is a 15% off discount 🙂

25% off AdoramaPix Photo Books with coupon

Adorama Pix has a new coupon promotion, coupon PKBKAFF20 gets you 25% off the purchase of photo books offered there. The coupon expires 9/30/15.

64GB PNY Elite Performance Series SDXC for $25 -or- 256GB for $100 {limit 30 each}

You can’t put a Pony in your camera, but you can put a PNY memory card. Which brings us to the 64GB PNY Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-I U3 offered for $25 at Amazon by Amazon herself with a limit of 30 per customer. Free 2-day shipping for Prime members or with a $35+ order (eg two of these) for non-Prime members. This is model P-SDX64U395-GE.

Within this PNY line-up (32GB to 512GB) it is tied in terms of $/GB with the 256 GB version (model P-SDX256U395-GE) which goes for $100 with free shipping. Limit 30 as well.

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

Back to the Flea Bottom Deals we go where the eBay store of Roberts Imaging (authorized dealer) is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7100 with 18-55 and 55-300 lenses (Both VR) for $700 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon warranty. Limit one per customer. Over 2000 units sold so far from this listing.

Imported Nikon D750 body for $1400

If you are comfortable with imported grey-market cameras without the “blessings” of the USA instantiation of the manufacturer, among the latest Flea Bottom Deals, the eBay store of Red Tag Camera (99.9%) is offering the new condition imported grey-market without Nikon-USA warranty Nikon D750 body only for $1400 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer.

The new condition price at authorized Nikon dealers at the moment is $2000 with a variety of free accessories at well-known retailers such as B&H Photo (free 12-month Creative Cloud Photography Plan (download card)) or free accessories) and Adorama and Amazonia. At B&H and Ado, you also earn 2% promotional rewards (= $40~)

PS: one of the potential benefits of buying from an authorized Nikon dealer is that you are eligible to participate in the combined purchase discounts – that’s if you also want to buy one or more lenses at the same time as the DSLR.

Free Photo Book for first time MyPublisher customers

First time customers at MyPublisher.com can receive a free photo book. You have to enter your email (nothing else) at the promotional prompt (top right corner of their page or the tape-delayed email pester-nudge window). You will receive an email with the promo code and the long terms and conditions are linked to through the email. I do not know if shipping is free.

NOTE: after you enter your email, their website automatically tries to start downloading their book creation software on your computers. On Windows, this is http://assets.mypublisher.com/software/win/MyPublishersetup-USD-en-US.exe. As a minimum they should be _clearly_ warning people ahead of time this is about to happen because many and more these days are spooked by surprise downloads of things. Or just not start automatic downloads. Grumpy mode ends 🙂

20% off at Borrow Lenses with coupon

Another coupon promotion from BorrowLenses.com. Use coupon code GETGEAR20 to get 20% off a rental order. You must place the order by 8/31/15 and the order must be received by 9/4/15. The coupon covers rentals of cameras, lenses, lighting equipment, bundles or anything else they offer for rent. Aquatech products are excluded. This promotion can only be combined with a BL membership discount (a membership is $99 per year, with an automatic 10% off discount on rentals, free t-shirt and a couple of other benefits).

Save $1200 when Buy Pentax 645Z _and_ One Lens From Choice of 15 [two options are FREE after combo discount]

If you are interested in getting the Pentax 645Z medium format digital camera, Adorama has an “optical encouragement” for you. If you purchase the Pentax 645Z body only kit TOGETHER with ONE LENS from a list of 15 eligible 645 lenses, you will save $1200 on the total purchase amount. No coupon, no rebate, just add one of the lenses to the bundle and add the bundle to the shopping. You can only add ONE lens to this promotion – you cannot turn it into a money-maker fatwallet-style 🙂

There are two lenses in the lot that go for $1200 (or less), essentially making the lenses FREE (55/2.8, 200/4). The discount cannot be bigger than the price of the lens, so the $1100 lens is only a $1100 discount. The next lowest price lens of the lot is the 45mm f2.8 (645) which goes for $1300, so with the combined purchase discount, you are essentially getting it for $100.

This is a screenshot crop of the right side of the Adorama shopping cart after you add the 645Z and the 55/2.8 lens. You still have to press the green Add Bundle to Cart to proceed with the order…

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Pre-order new Canon Pixma MG-series printers

A new set of Canon Pixma MG-series printers have arrived and the 12 different options (some are different colors of the same model) are available for pre-order at Adorama with prices ranging from $100 to $200.

7% back on Tech at Rakuten with coupon

A lot of recent camera models are rarely discounted, so one way to get some kind of a discount is through rewards. Case in point, Rakuten (Buy.com) is offering 7% back in Rakuten rewards on technology (and 15% back on everything else) when you use coupon code REWARDME when you make a purchase at Rakuten.com. Offer ends by the end of day on 8/20/15.

This is not a discount, but reward points added to your Rakuten account. Reward points are promotional points, they have to be spend within a specified amount of time, which makes this perhaps a better offer for frequent shoppers there.

(ENDED) Tue at Fry’s B&M: 50-inch Vivitar VIV-VPT-1250 tripod for $5 after promo

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(ENDED) Wedn: Revo SR1500 DualGrip Shoulder Sprt Rig for $100

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Glidecam X-10 Dual Support Arm Stabilizer Vest System for $1800

The Glidecam X-10 Dual Support Arm Stabilizer Vest System is currently on sale for $1800 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… While there, the Cinevate Inc 36″ Hedron Camera Slider is on sale for $700 with free standard shipping…

Panasonic GM5 w/12-32mm and 8 free accessories (32GB Lexar, Filter, Bag, extra battery, etc) for $700

The Panasonic GM5 with the 12-32mm currently goes for $700 at authorized Panasonic dealers, but if you like lots of free accessories, for the same price, Adorama has created bundles with eight free accessories (32GB Lexar SD, extra 3rd-party battery, 16GB Sandisk Vault, Slinger bag, Vivitar filter, mini-hdmi cable, cleaning kit and tiny table tripod). Optionally you can triple the warranty via a Panasonic mail-in rebate offer (the PDF is over there). This is available in the black GM7 bundle and the red GM7 bundle.

On the other hand, if the siren’s call of eight free accessories falls on deaf ears, B&H Photo offers 4% promotional rewards (= $28~) instead of free accessories.

Pentax 55-300mm f4-5.8 DA HD ED WR for $320

The Pentax 55-300mm f4-5.8 DA HD ED WR lens is currently on sale for $320 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

Sunpak 423PX2 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod for $80

The Sunpak 423PX2 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod is currently on sale for $80 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… While there, the Manfrotto Pro Shoulder Bag 20 is on sale for $35 with free shipping (upgraded to expedited if your order total is $49+)…

Fuji X System Instant Savings (ends 8/29/15)

A total of 22 items, a combination of cameras, lenses and fixed lens cameras are currently participating in another round of Fuji Instant Savings. You can find these 22 nicely organized at B&H Photo. The price you see is the price you pay. No coupons, no rebates. Some earn 4% promotional rewards. Offer ends 8/29/15.

Refurbished Sale at official Canon USA store: select DSLRs, Lenses, Flashes, Fixed Lens cameras with 1-Year Warranty

The official Canon USA online store has a refurbished sale on select products. The sale prices are shown in red ink. These items come with a one year Canon warranty and pass a “comprehensive quality assurance inspection”. Some could argue this may be more than what they do for new condition items 🙂 Participating are:

+ select refurbished DSLR kits (multiple pages)

+ select refurbished SLR lenses (multiple pages)

+ refurbished Speedlite Flashes (four options in-stock, one sold out)

+ select refurbished Fixed Lens cameras (multiple pages)

+ time-permitting I will go through them later on, but I don’t want you to miss out any potential deals that sell out until I find time to go through them all (already a few of the red-ink items are sold out).

Lowepro Sport bags with Free Shipping for $8 or $17 (after $8 MIR)

If you are not afraid of mail-in rebates, and you may need multiple camera bags, then you may find this new Adorama offer of interest. You can get the Lowepro Photo Sport 18L Shoulder Bag, Purple/Grey for $8 after an $8 mail-in rebate (MIR) with a maximum of three rebates for this bag. Free shipping.

Also on offer is the Lowepro Nova Sport 35L AW Shoulder Bag for 1-2 Pro DSLRs with Attached Lens, Pepper Red for $17 after an $8 mail-in rebate (MIR) with a maximum of three rebates for this bag. Free shipping.

This is the PDF Rebate Instructions page. You are allowed up to three rebates per bag, for a total of six rebates. Only these two specific colors/models are eligible. Rebate will be in the form of prepaid American Express Gift Card. Rebate is only good at Adorama. Offer ends 8/21/15.

Xiaomi Yi Ambarella A7LS Sport Action Camera for $82 (ships from USA)

If you are ready to jump aboard the Xiaomi hype train (with former Google/Android guru Hugo Barra), their Ambarella A7LS Yi Sport action camera is currently going for $83 with free shipping by a 3rd-party seller with the order fulfilled by Amazon (ships from USA warehouse; eligible for free 2-day Prime shipping). You can get it for less (with slower shipping obviously) if it ships from a Chinese warehouse. The official Xiaomi USA store currently has only four items, and this is not one of them.

Weekly Fry’s Deals: Panasonic ZS35 w/extras for $100, Wolverine, etc

This post covers the weekly Fry’s promo code (unique codes with subscription to their email newsletters) for the week of 8/16 until the close of business on Saturday 8/22/15. Some are good in-store only, some online only, others good both in-store and online:

+ Panasonic ZS35 compact-zoom in white with card and case for $100 (limit 1; in-store only)
+ Wolverine Super F2D 4 IN 1 Film TO Digital converter for $80 (limit 1; online only)
+ 16GB Toshiba microSD with full SD adapter for $5 (limit 2; in-store only)
+ various powerbanks on sale
+ I can’t check inventory at every store, so there’s a bit of a YMMV on available supplies
+ to get discounts, you must use personal promo code from their emails
+ offers end Saturday night 8/22/15 or earlier if sold out

(ENDED) Monday Fry’s: 20pk 5×7 inch photo paper for $2 {limit 3}

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(SOLD OUT) Monday: Nikon D3200 w/18-55 for $299

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(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: Epson scanner, olloclip

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(ENDED) Monday: Corel PaintShop Pro X7 Ultimate (DVD) for $35

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Book: Through the African American Lens for $8.50 to $11 (shipping situation depends on order size and location)

Photography Books action now, the “Through the African American Lens” book, part of the Double Exposure series from GILES (February 2015) is currently on sale in new condition for $8.50 at Walmart.com. Free shipping with an order of $35+ or if it is available for store pick-up at a nearby brick and mortar store.

If the Walmart options don’t work out for you, Amazon itself has discounted it but not fully price-matched it, it goes for $11 and it is eligible for free 1-day delivery if you are a Prime member where it is available (and place a $35+ order) or free 2-day shipping for Prime members or free supersaver shipping with a $35+ order for non-Prime members..

120GB Sandisk 2.5″ internal SSD for $45 {limit 5}

The 120GB Sandisk 2.5″ internal SSD, model SDSSDA-120G-G25, is currently on sale for $45 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. There are many options in SSDs these days, this may be of interest if it fits the price and storage trade-offs of your IT situation.

Kodak S1 two lens kit (12-45, 42.5-160) for $380 to $400

The not-Rochester-Kodak S1 two lens kit (12-45, 42.5-160mm) is currently offered for $380 with free shipping in two color scheme choices at Costco. Non-members can buy it with a 5% surcharge bringing it up to $400.

Panasonic ZS50 compact-zoom with Four Extras for $400

Zoom-zoom, the Panasonic ZS50 is going for $400 at authorized dealers with a variety of freebies. At Adorama (page down to see them), you get the Basic Accessory Bundle for the same price. So the freebies are: Panasonic Travel Power Pack (extra charger and battery), Lowepro camera pouch, 16GB Toshiba SD, and Camera Cleaning Kit.

Optionally you can do the PDF paperwork and extend your warranty from one year to three years. Panasonic is running this promotion for a number of their cameras. Eligible models in the PDF. This is a mail-in rebate proper, you have to send receipts and butcher the UPC code from your camera box.

UPDATE: speaking of Adorama, their eBay store currently has the featured eBay deal, it is the new condition Dell Inspiron I3847-3851 Desktop PC offered for $350 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer and over 800 units sold during the last 24 hours per the stats over there. Main specs: Intel i3-4160, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Win 8.1 (with free Win10 salvation from Win8 upgrade), Intel HD graphics, etc. The processor ranks #356 at cpubenchmark.net, almost $1 PC dollar per CPU ranking spot. Yes, this is the birth of the PC Price CPU Ranking Equilibrium Metric (Copyright 2015) 🙂

8pk POWEREX MH-8AAI-BH AA (2400mah pre-charged) for $16 w/free s&h [limit 5]

There is power in King’s Blood insists Ms. Melisandre, but there’s also power in rechargeable batteries, especially the 2400 mah kind. Among the latest weekend promo code specials at NewEgg, promo code EMCAWKS25 gets you the 8pk of POWEREX MH-8AAI-BH 2400mah AA rechargeagbles for $16 with free shipping. They promise to retain up to 85% of charge after one year of storage (in close to ideal conditions). The picture seems to suggest you also get a case with them. Limit 5 per customer. These average 4/5 based on 41 customer reviews over there. Offer ends Monday 8/17/15 at 3am ET. If the promo code doesn’t work, you may need to be subscribed to their email newsletters with the email address associated with your NewEgg account in order for the coupons to work.

Internet shopping is so complicated these days. What happened to the promise of just add to cart and slide fingerprint and it arrives 30 minutes later? 🙂