Preorder new Sekonic C-700 SpectroMaster Spectrometer

It’s February and the new products are starting to roll out again. We start with the brand new Sekonic C-700 SpectroMaster Spectrometer and its parallel C-700R with wireless flash triggering. They are now available for pre-order for $1500 and $1700 respectively at B&H Photo.

Sony a58 w/18-55 & 55-200 & LR5 & $50 VISA GC for $450

If you are looking for a “getting started with” Sony SLT APS-C dSLR bundle, the latest eBay Deals includes this new condition Sony a58 mega bundle. For $450, you get the new condition Sony a58 with 18-55 and 55-200, Lightroom 5, and a $50 VISA gift card. The gift card and LR5 are included in the bundle, they are not mail-in rebates. This is offered by Beach Camera on eBay, an authorized Sony dealer.

(ENDED) 2TB Western Digital Elements External Hard Drive for $70 (limit 2)

This limited time offer ended with over 3500 units sold…
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(ENDED) Bescor MP-101 Motorized Pan & Tilt Head for $80

These daily deals expired…
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(ENDED) Starts Thur 10am ET: Sony NEX-5TL w/16-50mm lightning deal

The Amazon Lightning Deal expired, but if you are comfortable with refurbished, this eBay offer continues: for $400 you can get the manufacturer refurbished Sony NEX-5TL two-lens kit (16-50, 55-210) by Secondipity on eBay.

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Canon G1X drops to $400

The Canon G1x fixed lens camera with RAW and 1.5″ sensor is now down to $400 with free shipping at B&H Photo (with free accessories) and at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2).

Preorder new Tokina 11-20mm f2.8 DX (C/N) for $600

Tokina has revealed a new APS-C DSLR, the 11-20mm f2.8 DX available in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts for $600, with pre-orders at Adorama. Tokina also has a new Cinema 50-135mm T3.0 for the same mounts, with a cinematography preorder price of $4500 at Adorama.

For 2015, we are keeping track of only interesting new cameras and lenses in this Interesting Cameras of 2015 Reference post. Keep in mind, we are now out of the breaking news cycle, so that reference post will not be updated the moment a new camera or lens is announced.

Panasonic GF6 w/14-42 drips to $330

The last time we mentioned the Panasonic GF6 with 14-42mm it was going for $350. As of this recheck, it has dripped down to $330 with free shipping by Roberts LP fulfilled by Amazon with a limit of two per customer.

Lowepro Pro Roller Attache X50 Case for $100

The side effects of camera gear addiction include camera bag addiction. Which brings us to the Lowepro Pro Roller Attache X50 Case, model LP36265-PAM, on sale at the moment for $100 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. This is a stand-alone sale, it is not their deal of the day.

Refurbished Nikon D3100 w/18-55 & 55-200 for $300 (non-VR)

To the land of the eBay Deals we return where Adorama’s own eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3100 w/18-55 and 55-200 two lens kit for $300 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer and a 90 day Nikon warranty. Please note these are non-VR lens (not stabilized).

Canon 1D C body only drops to $8000

The Canon 1D C body only is now down to $8000 with free shipping at B&H Photo. Please note this is not returnable! It’s interesting how just one letter change in the model name had previously doubled the price of the 1D X 🙂

Panasonic M43rds Instant Savings

Panasonic has launched another round of Instant Savings (aka Discounts) on a dozen of their micro-four-thirds lenses, you can find them nicely organized at B&H Photo.

Fuji X System Lens Discounts (no camera purchase required)

Fuji has a new round of instant savings (discounts) on dozen of their X System lenses. No camera purchase required. It’s a simple discount on the lenses. You can find them all nicely organized at Adorama and B&H Photo.

(ENDED) Tuesday: Sandisk Pixtor 64GB and 32GB sale

This daily deal expired…

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(ENDED) Wedn: Impact Soft and Natural 4 Socket 3 Light Kit for $200

This daily deal expired… The latest B&H Photo Deal of the Day ending by 11:59pm ET on Wednesday is the Impact Soft and Natural 4 Socket 3 Light Kit for $200 with free expedited shipping. This bundle includes a lot of items, so the free expedited shipping is a big plus.

(ENDED) 4TB SAMSUNG D3 Station 3.5″ Desktop External Hard Drive for $100

As of a 2/6/15 recheck, the price increased to $130… The current eBay Deals featured deal counters the RAW and megapixel explosion with a 4TB SAMSUNG D3 Station 3.5″ Desktop External Hard Drive, USB 3.0, model STSHX-D401TDB, offered for $100 with free shipping by NewEgg’s eBay store with a limit of five per customer. As of the time of writing, over 2300 units sold. I suspect this may not last long (but this is only a guess).

(ENDED) Nat Geo Store: free shipping sitewide

This limited time offer ended but it is recurring every few weeks…
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Woot Plus Camera Sale: refurb D5300, NX200, NEX-3, a3000, Galaxy, etc

Woot Plus has a Camera Deal Event good until 2/9/15 at 12am central. It includes, among others, the following camera and accessories:

+ refurb Nikon D5300 w/18-55 for $530
+ refurb Samsung NX200 w/18-55 for $400
+ open-box Sony NEX-3 w/16-50 for $280
+ refurb Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $220
+ new condition Sony 55-210 f4.5-6.3 for $220
+ refurb Samsung EK-GC110 Android camera for $180
+ Gitzo GT-531 Mountaineer Series tripod for $150
+ Manfrotto MK294A3-D3RC2BB 294 Aluminum Kit, Tripod 3 Sections with 3-Way Head QR for $90
+ Sunpak VL-LED-30 30 LED HDSLR Camera Video Light for $30
+ and a few more
+ see them all at Woot Plus

Monoprice: $20 off an order of $100+ with coupon

Monoprice has a new coupon, use code FEB20 to get $20 off a purchase of $100 or more at the Monoprice website. Coupon expires at 11:59pm pacific on Tuesday 2/3/15. One use per customer. Excluded are Tamron lenses, Yamaha, Origin, 3D Printer, Xbox and Playstation. Cannot be combined with other offers. Monoprice has a lot of camera and photo accessories at reasonable prices, with the $20 off coupon making them an even better bang for the buck.

Ricoh WG-4 elementproof for $150

Back to the eBay Deals where we find the new condition lime-yellow color schemed Ricoh WG-4 elementproof digital camera offered for $150 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer, by Beach Camera’s eBay store.

Get $25 promotional credit with 12-month $10/mo Creative Cloud Photography plan

Amazon has a new Creative Cloud Promo credit promotion for February 2015. You will receive a $25 Amazon promotional credit by email if you sign up for a 12-month $10/month Creative Cloud Photography plan (Photoshop CC and Lightroom). You need to link your Adobe account (existing or new one) when you purchase this. You get a full refund if you cancel within 30 days. If you cancel after the 30 days, there is a 50% cancellation fee of the remaining commitment. Amazon will send the email with the promotional code by April 7 in 2015. Offer ends 2/28/15.

PS: this is like a Netflix subscription. You use it while paying. After you stop paying, you don’t own any of the software downloaded.

Get $75 promotional credit with 12-month $50/mo Creative Cloud subscription

Amazon has a new Creative Cloud Promo credit promotion for February 2015. You will receive a $75 Amazon promotional credit by email if you sign up for a 12-month $50/month Creative Cloud Digital Membership plan. You need to link your Adobe account (existing or new one) when you purchase this. You get a full refund if you cancel within 30 days. If you cancel after the 30 days, there is a 50% cancellation fee of the remaining commitment. Amazon will send the email with the promotional code by April 7 in 2015. Offer ends 2/28/15.

PS: this is like a Netflix subscription. You use it while paying. After you stop paying, you don’t own any of the software downloaded.

Student & Teacher only: Get $25 promotional credit with 12-month $20/mo Creative Cloud subscription

This offer is good only if you qualify for the Adobe Student & Teacher discounts, per Adobe’s guidelines of what qualifies. You will receive a $25 Amazon promotional credit by email if you sign up for a 12-month $25/month Creative Cloud Student and Teacher Edition Membership plan. You need to link your Adobe account (existing or new one) when you purchase this. You get a full refund if you cancel within 30 days. If you cancel after the 30 days, there is a 50% cancellation fee of the remaining commitment. Amazon will send the email with the promotional code by April 7 in 2015. Offer ends 2/28/15.

PS: this is like a Netflix subscription. You use it while paying. After you stop paying, you don’t own any of the software downloaded.

In-stock now: Wacom Cintiq 27QHD Creative Pen Display for $2300

The Wacom Cintiq 27QHD Creative Pen Display, model DTK2700, is now in-stock and ready to ship at its starting price of $2300 at MacMall.com. The only other major retailer I found to have it on their website is B&H Photo but it is in pre-order state.

The DTH2700 model with the touch-screen display ($2800) is still in pre-order state at both MacMall and B&H Photo.

(ENDED) Mon only: 1-day sale on 14 Sandisk SDHC, microSD*, flash drives

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Adobe KnowHow Photography Skills Course Bundle for $50

Stacksocial is back with another photography course bundle. This bundle is called the Adobe KnowHow Photography Skills Course Bundle for $50, sold by Adobe KnowHow. The terms state this is an instant digital redemption and all sales are final. It includes the following nine photography courses:

+ Lightroom 5 Fundamentals, Adobe Lightroom Crash Course, Adobe Photoshop CS6 Course, Adobe Photoshop CC Mastery Course
+ Night Photography, Black & White Photography, Art of Travel Photography
+ EasyDSLR Beginner, EasyDSLR Advanced

Click on the “Read More” of each course at the Stacksocial listing for more details.

Sony a77 II body drops to $950

The Sony a77 II body SLT-dSLR is now down $50 to $950 in the body only configuration at Amazon by Amazon itself and B&H Photo and Adorama and BuyDig.com and other authorized dealers. The various others a77 ii kits with various lenses are also adjusted accordingly.

12-month Equal Pay Offer with 0% APR on select DSLR/Lens/Mirrorless Gear (subject to credit approval)

Amazon is offering a subject-to-credit-approval 12-month Equal Pay Offer with 0% APR on select camera gear with the Amazon Store Card (not to be confused with the Amazon VISA credit card by Chase). This offer requires twelve equal payments with the amount paid in full at the end of the 12 months in order to avoid interest and fees. Eligible for the offer are 475 camera gear listed here (DSLRs, lenses, mirrorless, rawsumers, etc). The offer applies to the “qualifying purchase (and all other items on the order) made during the promotional period with an Amazon.com Store Card. Excludes 1-click purchases and purchases of products sold on Amazon.com by third-party sellers.”. Check the Terms & Conditions for all the details.

Strategically, this offer is good if you are certain that you will pay the amount in full by the end of the 12 month promotional period.

Fuji X30 drops to $500 (with various free accessories)

The Fuji X30 compact with RAW has now dropped to $500 at various authorized Fuji dealers, some of which are also offering free accessories, including Cameta on eBay (lots of freebies) and B&H Photo (free official case) and NewEgg (free 32GB SD) and Amazon itself (no freebies) and Adorama.

[DEAD] Monday Lightning Deals: Chromo LED ring light, GoPro 3rd-party batteries

These daily lightning deals expired… For future offers in the future, check the Amazon Gold Box

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(SOLD OUT) Sun: Sirui P-324X Carbon Fiber Monopod for $140

This daily deal sold out before the 24 hours expiration… The B&H Photo Deal of the Day ending by Sunday at 11:59pm ET is the Sirui P-324X Carbon Fiber Monopod offered for $140 with free shipping.

256GB PNY Elite SDXC for $90 (limit 5)

The 256GB PNY Elite SDXC memory card (Class 10, UHS-1) with Magnet Proof, Shock Proof, Temperature Proof, Waterproof features is on sale for $90 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer, at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is not part of the lightning deals.

GoPro Hero4 Black Edition for $450

The action continues at the eBay Deals where Adorama’s eBay store is offering the new condition GoPro HERO4 Black (CHDHX-401) for $450 with free shipping instead of its usual price of $500. Limit 5 per buyer.

Orderable again: Olympus XZ-2 for $217

The availability soap-opera of the Olympus XZ-2 compact with RAW continues with a new twist. As of the time of writing, the camera is orderable once again, for $217 and change this time, at Amazon by Amazon itself with a February 7 in-stock estimate and a limit of two per customer.

(ENDED) Polaroid XS100 Extreme Edition action camera for $95

This daily deal expired… Ending by 3am ET on Saturday 1/31/15, the Amazon Gold Box deal of the day is the Polaroid XS100 Extreme Edition action camera offered for $95 with free shipping, with a limit of two per customer. Please note the seller of this is DB Roth with the order fulfilled by Amazon.com, so it is eligible for free 2-day Prime shipping.

(ENDED) Refurbished Nikon D5300 w/18-55 for $535 (refurb S9700 for $175)

This daily deal expired… The Sellout Woot Deal of the Day ending by 1am ET on Sunday, is a sale of two different factory reconditioned Nikon cameras. The refurbished D5300 with 18-55mm for $530 plus $5 flat shipping and the refurbished black Coolpix S9700 (30x optical) for $170 plus $5 flat shipping.

Refurbished Nikon Coolpix P600 (60x optical) for $250

Zooming at the eBay Deals, we find Adorama’s eBay store offering one of the above-the-fold offers, it is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon Coolpix P600 superzoom (60x optical) with a 90 day Nikon warranty for $250 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer.

GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition for $330

The GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition, the previous generation flagship, is currently selling in new condition for $330 with free shipping as the spotlight eBay Deal of the day. Limit five per buyer. It goes for $350 at Amazon by Amazon herself (limit 2).

(ENDED) Starts Fri 1pm ET: Chromo 160 LED CI-160 panel light sale

These lighting deals expired… Among the Amazon Gold Box offers for Friday, starting at 1pm ET for Prime members and 1:30pm ET for Everyone, there is going to be a lightning deal on the Chromo 160 LED CI-160 panel light. Then starting at 5pm ET for Prime (5:30pm ET for All) there’s going to be a lighting deal on the Holy Stone RC Quadcopter w/ HD Camera.

(SOLD OUT) Olympus XZ-2 orderable again for $216 (Febr 4 in-stock)

As of a 1/29/15 at 11:52pm ET recheck, this is sold out once again… The black Olympus XZ-2 compact with RAW is orderable again for $216~ with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself with a February 4 (2015) in-stock estimate.

(ENDED) Free Premium app (Thur): TouchUp Pro Photo Editor

This daily deal expired… The Amazon Android app store free premium app of the day for Thursday is the TouchUp Pro Photo Editor by esDot Development Studio. The offer ends at 3am ET on Friday.

(ENDED) Sony storage sale: 64GB SDHC C10 for $24, 32GB for $11

This daily deal expired… The Amazon Deal of the Day for Thursday 1/29/15 is a sale of Sony storage products headlined by the 64GB Sony SDXC C10 R40 card for $24 with a limit of three per customer, model SF64UY/TQMN. The 32GB version goes for $11 (also with a limit of three). Also participating are microSDs and USB flash drives.

(SOLD OUT) 2TB WD My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 external drive for $80

This eBay offer expired with over 2000 of them purchased through the listing… The latest eBay Deals include the new condition 2TB WD My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 external drive for $80 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer, sold by Buy.com’s (Rakuten) eBay store.

(ENDED) Ruggard Memory Card Case for $8 w/free S&H

This daily deal expired… The B&H Photo Deal of the Next Two Days good until 11:59pm ET on Saturday (or earlier if sold out) is the Ruggard Memory Card Case (for up to 8 SD cards) going for $8 with free shipping. You can buy as many as you like while it is in-stock… As usual, B&H does not accept orders between Fri PM and Sat PM, that’s why the Friday deal of the day lasts 48 hours instead of 24 hours.

Imported Canon 50mm f1.8 II for $85 w/free S&H

More eBay Deals action, if you are comfortable with imported (non-USA warranty) double-figure lenses, the new condition Canon 50mm f1.8 II is offered for $85 with free shipping by Red Tag Camera on eBay (99.9%) with a limit of five per buyer. Over 1000 of these primes got sold through this listing. The simplicity of a prime lens and the low price perhaps may make this a low/lower risk import/grey-market purchase.

Speaking of eBay, Adorama’s eBay store is offering the new condition 22-inch Dell E2215HV computer monitor for $100 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer.

(ENDED) Ends Thur 1pm ET: 32GB Eyefi Mobi Class 10 for $60

This 4-hour offer expired… At the Amazon Gold Box, and ending by 1pm ET on Thursday there is a lightning deal on the 32GB Eyefi Mobi Class 10 card, in frustration free packaging for $60 with free shipping. 20% claimed as of 10:50am ET.

(SOLD OUT) Goal Zero Sherpa 50 Solar Recharging Kit for $230

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Demo Open-Box Pentax WG2 elementproof for $126

The eBay action continues with the New (Other Condition) – that’s eBay’s term – red/black waterproof/elementproof Pentax Optio WG-2 offered for $126 with free shipping by Roberts Camera on eBay with a limit of five per buyer. The description says “100% NEW product, open box / store demo”. It comes with a six months warranty from Roberts Camera, not Pentax.

Speaking of this segment, the Woot Electronics deal of the day ending by 1am ET on Thursday is a sale on various GearPro action cameras. Note these are GearPro, NOT GoPro.

15% off on clearance items at BuyDig with coupon

BuyDig has a new coupon, use coupon code CLOSEOUT15 to get 15% off the current prices of nearly 500 clearance items. Coupon expires 2/2/15. Peruse the listings or use the Guided Search on the left side of their website to check product categories or by manufacturer. Some of the items are open-box. There’s a variety from converter lenses to Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 to Sony RX1 and A99 and NEX camcorders to Tamron 17-35/4 and 70-200/2.8 and more. If you sort the listings by price, you can check the various high-end camera gear available.

Expires 1/31/15: Sony a7* and FE lenses Trade-In with 15% discount

Reminder! The B&H Photo Sony a7* and FE lenses trade-in promotion with a 15% bonus credit expires on 1/31/15 at B&H Photo. You get two credits with this offer:

1) 15% of the purchase price of the eligible Sony a7* or eligible FE lenses
2) the fair market value of your trade-in used items

The B&H Photo trade-in process, as described over there (assuming I understand this correctly) is this:

1) enter the item you want to trade in (your own used item)
2) get a quote from B&H
3) if it’s a go, ship your used item to B&H
4) receive the 15% off credit code from B&H
5) use the credit code to purchase the eligible a7* or eligible FE lenses

Eligible cameras are the a7, a7r and a7s. Eligible FE lenses are the 35/2.8, 55/1.8, 24-70/4, 70-200/4, and 28-70/3.5-5.6