(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: Rokinon 85mm f1.4 (C) and iOptron Camera amount

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(ENDED) Manfrotto Agile II Sling Bag (Star White) for $30

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Imported Canon 1D X for $4000

If you are comfortable getting flagship cameras as imported grey-marked, among the latest eBay Deals, seller GetItDigital (99.6%) is offering the new condition imported grey market Canon 1D X body only for $4000 with free shipping and $80 eBay Bucks (if you are a member of ebay’s free rewards program). Limit 5 per customer. Over 230 units sold from this listing. Again, note this is imported, the one year warranty is provided by the seller GetItDigital, not Canon USA!

At authorized Canon dealers, this goes for $5300 but you get some free accessories. For example at Adorama you get a free 128GB CompactFlash and two extra batteries, while at B&H Photo you get a different set of freebies. You also get 2% promotional rewards (=$106~).

If you don’t hate mail-in rebates, Adorama has the usual 1D X Pixma Pro 100 bundle with the usual extras for $5300 after $250 MIR (prepaid AMEX gift card, not check).

Amazon itself is stingy on the freebies, but if you qualify for their Store Credit Card (not the Chase VISA), you can get a 12-month 0% APR financing (you have to make equal installment payments and pay in full by the end of the 12 months in order to avoid interest. They have long Terms and Conditions.

So the trade-offs is $4000 without Canon USA warranty vs $5300 with Canon USA warranty and extra accessories or financing.

(ENDED) Thur: Vello Ringbox Ringflash Adapter for $50

This daily deal expired… The latest B&H Photo Deal of the Day is the new condition Vello Ringbox Ringflash Adapter offered for $50 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. Offer ends Thursday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out.

(ENDED) Wedn: Mpow iSnap X Bluetooth Selfie Stick Monopod for $14 (limit 30)

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Pay $40, Get $50 iTunes Gift Card via email (limit 4)

To the eBay Deals we travel where you Pay $40 to get a $50 iTunes Gift Card (via email). A 20% off discount. The seller is PayPal Digital Gifts with a limit of four per customer. You can use these on iTunes content (apps, ebooks, music, video, etc).

Speaking of eBay, Acer’s official Outlet store is offering the manufacturer refurbished 11.6″ Acer Chromebook for $110 with free S&H and 90 day Acer warranty, limit 5 per customer (2GB RAM, 16GB SSD, model CB3-111-C8UB).

Lowepro Photo Sport 12L Shoulder Bag, Purple/Gray for $15 w/free s&h

From the “Bag The Bags” department (how come no one came up with a bag for storing bags?) there’s another deal with free shipping, the Lowepro Photo Sport 12L Shoulder Bag (Purple/Gray) is on sale for $15 with free shipping at Adorama. You can buy as many as you like. If your order total is $49+, you get upgraded to free Expedited shipping.

Prime members: $15 Off on a $50+ Camera & Photo order

For Prime members only, Amazon has a new promotion for Camera and Photo gear shown at their Camera and Photo page. If you make a purchase of $50 or more on Camera, Photo and Video products, and enter coupon code CAMERA15 you will receive $15 off the total of your order. The items must be sold and shipped by Amazon herself (not marketplace sellers) and sent to the same shipping address. The offer ends 7/12/15 at 11:59pm pacific. Here is the banner promoting it:

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You can easily test if your shopping cart is eligible. Add your items of interest, and enter coupon code CAMERA15. If all is well, your total in the Shopping Cart will drop by $15. The example below shows a $250 lens, discounted to $235 with the coupon:

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These are the Terms and Conditions. One use per customer during this promotional period. Remember this offer is for Prime members only!

Offer ends 7/12/15 at 11:59pm Pacific.

(ENDED) Wedn: Drift Stealth 2 Action Camera for $100

This daily deal expired… The latest B&H Photo Deal of the Day is the new condition Drift Stealth 2 Action Camera offered for $100 with free shipping. Offer ends by Wedn 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out.

Litepanels 1×1′ Mono LED Tungsten Flood Light (100-240VAC) for $746

A new limited time offer at B&H Photo, they are offering the Litepanels 1×1′ Mono LED Tungsten Flood Light (100-240VAC) for $746 with free expedited shipping, while the Litepanels 1×1 LS Traveler Trio Plus Kit is offered for $3000 with free expedited shipping.

Watson battery (Canon NB-5L) for $5 {no limits}

If you are comfortable with third-party camera batteries, the Watson brand battery that is lieu of the Canon NB-5L is currently on sale for $5 per battery at B&H Photo. You can buy as many as you like at this price during this promotion. This is not their daily deal. The list of compatible Powershots is shown over there.

For more specials, check the B&H Featured Deals page.

Two FREE beginner photography ebooks on Lighting and Photoshop

If you like to read or flip through free e-books, I spotted a couple of fairly new ones at the Kindle store. As of the time of writing, they are $0.00 to buy (but I don’t know for how long they will remain free). First up, with a June 21st publication, a 37 page Lighting Tips ebook by James Carren. Next up, the 79 page Photoshop Set for Beginners by Dwayne Brown.

Panasonic FZ200 (f2.8 superzoom) down to $400

Zoom-zoom super-zoom fans! The Panasonic FZ200 (25-600mm eq f2.8 constant aperture) has now zoomed down to $400 with free shipping at Adorama.

Sandisk and Lexar CF and SD* Specials (75 options)

Adorama has a memory card sale good until 7/11/15 or earlier if sold out. It features a variety of SD*, Compactflash, microSD*, card readers, and USB flash drives. The sale includes 47 Sandisk options and 28 Lexar options. There are multiple pages of listings for each promotion over there, so check the “Next Page” there as well. Some as 2-packs, some are singles.

New round of Olympus M43 Lens Instant Savings

Olympus has a new round of instant savings on various M43rds lenses of their own brand. They are marked with a caramel-y “SALE” sign. They also earn Points as part of the Get Olympus Rewards program. The rewards are on the list price of a lens, not their sale price. For example, 12-40/2.8 lists for $1000, is on sale for $800, but you still earn 1000 rewards points. Some potential questions about their rewards program is answered in their FAQ page.

(ENDED) Mon: Sony RX100 II with $50 Gift Card for $600

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(ENDED) Tue: X-Rite ColorMunki Display for $90 after $30 MIR

This daily deal expired… The latest B&H Photo Deal of the Day is the new condition X-Rite ColorMunki Display offered for $120 with free shipping. But that’s not all, this also has a $30 mail-in rebate offer, making it $90 after MIR. Offer ends Tuesday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out…

(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: Samyang 14/2.8, Ape, Lowepro, Yukon, etc

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(ENDED) Mon: Pop Photo for $5 per year with coupon

This daily deal expired… The Discount Mags Deal of the Day for Monday June 29 is Popular Photography and Imaging going for $5 per year when you enter coupon code 629376 over there. The usual terms apply, up to three years, renewals/gifts/new-subs, no auto-renewals, printed magazines by mail to US addresses, etc. Offer ends Monday 11:59pm ET.

DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter Drone with 4K UHD Video Camera for $1260

The DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter Drone with 4K UHD Video Camera is currently in-stock and ready to ship for $1260 with a limit of three per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself.

(ENDED) Sun: Zeiss 8×30 B T* Conquest Binocular for $370

This daily deal expired… The latest B&H Photo Deal du Jour is the new condition Zeiss 8×30 B T* Conquest Binocular offered for $370 with free shipping. Offer ends Sunday 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out.

(ENDED) Sony QX10 for $100 (Open Box) or $200 (New) with $40 Gift Card and Sony Case

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Imported Pentax K-3 II body only for $900

If you are comfortable with imported cameras without Pentax USA warranty, there’s rare Pentax DSLR action at the eBay Deals, eBay seller “Photo4Less” (99.8%) is offering the new condition Pentax K-3 II body only for $900 with free shipping and a limit of five per buyer. The price at authorized dealers such as Adorama and B&H Photo is $1000.

Tamrac 5588 for $180 {updated: Tenba sold out}

Adorama has the Tamrac 5588 Expedition 8x Backpack for SLR Cameras for $180 with with free shipping. Offers expire 6/30/15 or earlier if sold out.

Speaking of Adorama, they are offering the 11.6″ Apple MacBook Air (1.7GHz Core i7, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) for $1000 with free shipping.

The Tenba sold-out: First up, the Tenba Messenger Mini Photo / Laptop Bag (holds camera and 13-inch laptop, platinum) for $50 with free shipping.

Profoto B2 250 AirTTL bundles with extras

Adorama has four different Profoto B2 250 AirTTL bundles with free extras automatically included by Adorama. Prices range from $1895 to $2600 with free expedited shipping. No coupons, no rebates.

Sandisk Dual Port (USB, microUSB) Flash Drive sale (16GB for $10)

Among the latest deals at the Staples website, you can find a sale on the Sandisk Dual Port USB 2.0 Flash Drives (base model name SDDD-0XXG-A46). One side is a standard USB, the other side is micro USB. The storage space is accessible on either end. One way to transfer photos from your phone/tablet to a computer. The 16GB goes for $10… The other two storage options are no longer on sale the 32GB for $15, and the 64GB for $28

Note that compatibility varies on the micro-USB end, depending on both the hardware (OTG support) and software capabilities of your smartphone/tablet. A list of compatible devices is listed at Sandisk KB.

B&N Online Book Clearance Sale (includes some Photography)

The Barnes and Noble website has a Book Clearance Sale (actual physical books, not ebooks) that includes some Photography related books. You can get to most of them under “Nonfiction” in the left sidebar over there, “Art, Architecture & Photography” is the first link. You can also filter the big list by price or discount percentage.

(ENDED) Rakuten (Buy.com) Rewards: 5% back on Tech, 10% on Rest

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(ENDED) 15% sitewide w/coupon at Livingsocial (photo prints, classes, etc)

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(ENDED) Logan Graphics 750-1 Simplex Elite Mat Cutter (40″ Cut Length) for $230

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(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: Rokinon, Lowepro, QNAP, etc

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16GB Sony SDHC for $9 [updated]

The 16GB Sony SDHC Class 10 (UHS-1, R40, up to 40MB/sec, model SF16UY/TQMN) goes for $9 at Amazon, however free shipping is with a $35+ order or for Prime members. Amazon’s limit is 30. The bang for the buck is for the 32/64 options, but some prefer lower storage per card for various reasons.

UPDATE: the eBay offer expired: On the single-figure shipped front at the eBay Deals, the BuyDig store is offering the new condition 16GB Sony SDHC Class 10 (UHS-1, R40, up to 40MB/sec, model SF16UY/TQMN) for $9 with free shipping. You can buy as many as 50 but even if you buy one, you still get free shipping.

Speaking of eBay, NewEgg’s very own eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Roku 3 (first generation) for $65 with free shipping and a 90 day warranty. A good bang for the buck if you don’t need the voice search features of the second generation remote. A lot of camera apps are available for it, and if you have a much older Roku box, the speed difference is quite noticeable.

B&H Photo redesign + Ever-Scrolling B&H Featured Deals

Remodeling time – the B&H Photo website is now remodeled with a more compact airy design. The new design pays off when you look at their Latest Featured Deals page, four items per row are easier to quickly skim and scan, and it has “infinite” scroll when you keep clicking the orange “Load More” button at the bottom of the rows of items. There are a lot of specials on that page, it will take me some time to digest and price-check them, but in the meantime you can check them out on your own if you prefer.

For your convenience, the B&H Latest Featured Deals page has been added to the Sidebar of this blog under the “DAILY DEALS LINKS”.

PS: the Sidebar of this blog is long overdue for an update, eg add more useful deal-related links and such. It will happen eventually (chaos and disorder reigns supreme!).

(ENDED) Refurbished Nikon D3200 w/18-55 & 55-200 (not VR) & extras for $300

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(ENDED) GoPro HERO4 Black Action Camera for $400

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(ENDED) eBay Bucks: earn 2X ($50+) to 4X ($150+ items)

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(ENDED) 20% off Olympus Outlet with coupon (3-day sale)

This particular sale is over but it returns ever few weeks… The Olympus Outlet Store is offering a 20% off discount on their Outlet items (refurbished with 90 day warranty and 30 day return) when you enter coupon code SUMMER20 over there. Offer ends 6/26/15 at 11:59:59 PM ET.

(ENDED) New WOOT-OFF started on Wedn at 1am ET (continues for Day #2)

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Now shipping: Panasonic G7 with free Audio-Technica AT8024 mic at $800 (w/14-42) or $1100 (w/14-140)

If you are interested in the Panasonic G7 kits and also want a camera-mount microphone, the Panasonic G7 kits (G7 w/14-42 for $800 or G7 w/14-140 for $1100) are in-stock at Adorama with the orders including a bonus free Audio-Technica AT8024 camera-mount microphone automatically included by Adorama. If you don’t need the AT mic, you can always trade it, gift it, eBay it, etc.

Pre-order new Tokina 24-70mm f2.8 AT-X (C/N) for $1000

The all important f2.8 pro zooms have a new member today. Tokina has revealed a new 24-70mm f2.8 AT-X DSLR lens, available for pre-order for $1000 at Adorama in the Canon mount and the Nikon mount.

YMMV: free prints offer inside Adorama boxes

This is YMMV because I don’t know if this is included with every order or select orders (eg people who never ordered prints before), but if you received an order from Adorama, inside the box you may find a square card that gets you free prints with free shipping from AdoramaPix. The shopping systems are more sophisticated these days, so it maybe for people who haven’t ordered in a while, or everyone or based on any other variables. So YMMV. It pays to not throw away the packaging material without going through it with a fine-toothed comb 🙂

4-pack of generic 2200mah batteries (Canon LP-E6 replacements) for $27 w/free s&h total

If you are comfortable with generic third-party batteries, among the latest offers on eBay you can get a 4-pack of 2200 mah generic versions of the Canon LP-E6 battery for $27 with free shipping. Limit 50 4-packs per customer. The seller is “accmonster” (98.5%). Over 150 units sold so far from this listing. If you are not familiar with the trade-offs of generic batteries in-general or specific to a specific Canon dSLR check your favorite forums or search engine.

Imported Nikon 50mm f1.8D for $99 w/free s&h

The Nikon 50mm f1.8 D currently goes for around $130~ at authorized dealers (eg Adorama, B&H Photo). Since this is a simple low-priced 50mm prime lens, there is lower risk going grey-market (imported without manufacturer warranty). If so, you can get it for $99 with free shipping by Peach Photo on eBay (99.9%). Over 600 units got sold so far from this listing.

128GB Transcend SDXC (600x, C10) for $54

The 128GB Transcend SDXC Class 10 UHS memor card, of the 600x designation, with Up to 90 MB/s, model number TS128GSDXC10U1, is currently on sale for $54 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself with a limit of 30 per customer. This is not part of the lightning deals. As a group the 600x Transcends average 4.7 out of 5 based on nearly 1250 customer reviews. Unfortunate Amazon does not provide a way to break down the reviews by storage size (unless you manually go through the reviews on your own one by one).

(ENDED) Wedn: Impact EX Portrait B&H Kit for $165

This daily deal expired… The B&H Photo Deal of the Day for Wednesday 6/24/15 is the Impact EX Portrait B&H Kit offered for $165 with free shipping. Offer ends by Wednesday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out. It includes for free a Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8′).

(ENDED) 2-Day Sale: 40% off Books, DVDs, Maps at NatGeo Store

This 2-day sale is over… The National Geographic store has a Two-Day Sale offering 40% off on books, DVDs, maps and more. Offer ends June 24 at 11:59pm pacific time.

Imported Canon 5D Mark III body for $2000

If you are comfortable with imported camera gear with a seller warranty, not a Canon USA warranty, among the latest eBay Deals, you can get the new condition imported grey-market Canon 5D Mark III body only for $2000 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. You get a one year warranty from the seller, “Get It Digital” (99.6%). Over 2750 units got sold from this listing so far.

Canon 70D with 50mm f1.8 II and Pixma Pro 100 and more for $1000 after $250 MIR

If you are okay with mail-in rebates and prepaid gift cards, Adorama has created a loaded Canon 70D bundle. You pay $1250 at checkout, receive items, submit mail-in rebates, and a few weeks later receive $250 prepaid American Express gift card, making it a $1000 after $250 MIR promotion. This bundle includes:

  • Canon 70D Body Only kit
  • Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II Lens (USA warranty)
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Photo Inkjet Printer
  • 50pk Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″
  • Lowepro Nova Sport 17L AW Shoulder Bag for DSLR with Attached Lens, Slate Gray
  • Corel Digital Creativity Suite includes AfterShot Pro 2, PaintShop Pro X7, and more

GoPro HERO Starter Bundle for $140 (limit 3)

Amazon has their GoPro HERO Starter Bundle on sale for $140 with free shipping with a limit of three per customer. The bundle includes an extra 32GB Lexar 300x microSDHC with full size adapter and an AmazonBasics Head Strap Camera Mount for GoPro.

(ENDED) Tuesday Lightning Deals: Tiffen, Goal Zero, various accessories

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