(ENDED) Ends Mon 3am ET: Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Tripod for $110

This limited time offer ended… Ending at 3am eastern on Monday 11/3/14, you can get the Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Tripod Legs (Black) for $110 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself with a limit of three per customer.

Olympus Zuiko 7-14mm f4.0 (Four Thirds DSLR) for $1260 (limit 2)

Four Thirds time! The Olympus Zuiko 7-14mm f4.0 is currently on sale for $1260 with free shipping with a limit of two per shopping cart at Amazon by Amazon herself… Please note this is a DSLR lens, not a mirrorless M43 system lens… This is part of the 130+ lenses that are part of the Amazon Camera Outlet store.

Vivitar 13mm f2.8 (Pentax) for $200

The Vivitar 13mm f2.8 prime lens for the Pentax K-Mount only, model VIV-13MM-P, is on sale for $200 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2) and at B&H Photo… The other mounts go for more…

Nov 2-8: B1G1 Kodak Photo paper at ODP/OMX

For the shopping week of November 2-8 in 2014, at Office Depot and Office Max brick and mortar stores, they are running a “Buy One, Get One Free” (mix and match) promotion on Kodak Photo paper. Prices range from $12 to $40. Availability may vary from store to store. How good/bad this deal is depends on the actual prices of the photo paper which are not mentioned in the ad, so it is a YMMV… The promotion is in their weekly ad for their brick and mortar stores. I don’t know if it will also be available on their websites as well…

Preorder Limited Edition Code Black Drone + HD Camera for $90

Drone photography in double figures. Stacksocial is accepting pre-orders for this Limited Edition Code Black Drone + HD Camera for $90 with free shipping. Limit 3 per customer. Orders will ship in December. No refunds. Powered by four AAAs… This week’s South Park episode with Drone satire not included 🙂

Speaking of Stacksocial, ending in about two days (from blog-posting date) is this Adobe Knowhow training course with over 27 hours runtime for $30. It comes with a 30 day refund policy and lifetime access to the courses [see previous post for a more detailed breakdown].

(ENDED) Ends Sun 3am ET: Cosmos (Neil deGrasse Tyson) for $20 (DVD) or $23 (BluRay)

This offer ended… Ending by 3am ET on Sunday 11/2/14, the Bonus Gold Box deal du jour at Amazonia is the Cosmos Documentary Series with Neil deGrasse Tyson. The BluRay goes for $22.50 while the DVD set goes for $20. Lots of astrophotography and digital imaging of all sorts. Needless to say, this is something you can watch and rewatch and rewatch and learn more each time.

(ENDED) Ends Fri 11:59pm ET: Popular Photography for $5 per year [up to 3 years]

This 24 hour offer ended but these are recurring offers – if you missed it, it will return in a few weeks…

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(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Fri): Polaroid Action Camera

These limited time offers expired… Check back on Fridays and Mondays (or any days that end in “y” for that matter) for potential new offers from the Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals… Expired items after the jump…

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Digital Imaging Software Special at PDN: Dxo, Phase One, OnOne, Topaz, etc

We continue the B&H Photo PDN Deals Digest with digital imaging software and apps. Many of them require the use of promo code BHPPE14 and the special urls that enable the promo code…

With promo code BHPPE14

+ DXO FilmPack 5 download for $50 (Essential) or $100 (Elite)
+ DXO OpticsPro 10 download for $100 (Essential) or $150 (Elite)
+ Phase One Capture One Pro 8 download for $250
+ OnOne Software Perfect Photo Suite 9 download for $70 (Basic) or $120 (Premium)
+ Macphun Tonality Pro 1.0 Photo Editing Software for Mac for $60
+ must use promo code BHPPE14 for these!!!

No Promo Code

+ JPEGmini Photo Optimization Software: basic for $15, Pro for $80
+ Topaz Labs LLC Complete Topaz Photography Collection – DVDs – for $300

Apple specials for PDN by B&H including 27″ iMac 5K Retina

For fans of the Apple persuasion, the B&H Photo PDN specials include:

In-stock nao: Canon 7D II w/18-135 for $2150

The Canon 7D Mark II with the 18-135mm EF-S IS STM lens kit is now in-stock and ready to ship to you for $2150 with free shipping from Amazon herself (and marketplace sellers) along with B&H Photo and Adorama (with extra battery and bonus FXhome software).

200+ Sigma Lenses on sale with promo code (various mounts)

We continue traversing the B&H Photo PDN specials where we find a Sigma Lenses sale featuring over 200 individual lenses (of various mounts, that’s why the number is high). You must needs use promo code BHPPE14 for the discounts to work! These are specially marked urls that enable the promotion and the use of the promo code. Due to the high volume of items, I can’t summarize them here… Offers expire by 10/31/14 at 11:59pm ET.

Canon Pixma Pro printers after Coupon and Mail-In Rebate: Pro100 for $50, Pro10 for $200, Pro1 for $400

This is a limited time promotion from B&H Photo as part of their PDN 2014 sale-a-bration. This requires the use of promo code BHPPE14 and the submission of a mail-in rebate. With this combination, you can get the following Pixma Pro printers (prices are after coupon and after the mail-in rebate value is deducted):

Promotion ends on 10/31/14 at 11:59pm ET.

Nikon A camera with NF-CP1 OVF for $700

We are now starting to digest the B&H PDN Specials, starting with a nice Big Sensor Prime offer. The “Nikon A”, in new condition, is on sale for $700 and during this sale, B&H Photo will also include the Nikon DF-CP1 optical viewfinder for FREE! This is available in either black Nikon A bundle or silver Nikon A bundle. Promotion ends on 10/31/14 at 11:59pm ET.


Photo Plus 2014 Specials from B&H Photo

B&H Photo has launched a variety of specials to celebrate the Photo Plus 2014 Expo trade show in New York. You can find all there specials in one convenient PDN 2014 Specials page. You can check these on your own, without having to wait for me to “digest” them.

This Promotion ends on 10/31/14 at 11:59pm ET.

NOTE: for items that need a promo code, the promo code is BHPPE14 (it’s at the top of that page, before the storm of thumbnails).

Refurbished GoPro HERO3 Black Edition w/1yr warranty for $265

If you are GoPro-curious but don’t want to pay flagship prices, among the latest round of eBay Deals, you can find the manufacturer refurbished GoPro HERO3 Black Edition offered for $265 with free shipping, with a one year warranty, with a limit of five per customer. This is offered by eBay seller “premiumdirectllc” (99.5%). The listing states this is “FACTORY REFURBISHED, FACTORY SEALED”.

Free S&H on Monoprice Camera Bags, Hard Cases, Underwater housings

For a limited time (expires at the end of day on 10/31/14), Monoprice is offering free standard shipping (regardless of purchase price) on all their Camera Bags, Hard Cases, Underwater housings. A total of 14 items are participating in this promotion, with prices ranging from $5 to $181. Underwater housings are available for the Sony RX100 and Canon G1X and S120 and S110.

Free Premium Photography Apps: Lapse It Pro, BeFunky Photo Editor Pro, XnInstant Camera Pro, Plex (ends Sat PM)

Amazon has another free premium app promotion. These are apps that you have to otherwise pay to get. This promotion is good until the end of day on Saturday 11/1/14. A total of 40 premium apps are participating. You can scoop up as many as you want (including all of them). The photography-related ones:

If your device is not compatible with the app, you can still get it by using a web browser. When the popup tells you that the app is incompatible, just tell it to go ahead and scoop it up… Another helpful thing, the latest version of the Amazon Android (Google Play) app is now able to sideload your Amazon-purchased Android apps, so you don’t have to install the separate Amazon AppStore app… You may need to have at least one Android device connected to your Amazon account before it lets you get any apps. I haven’t tried this with a disconnected account in a while, so I don’t know if they changed this…

Refurbished Nikon L610 superzoom for $70 (or L620 for $85)

If you are looking for a double-figures superzoom that is powered by AA batteries and you are cool with manufacturer refurbished cameras, Adorama is offering the refurbished Nikon Coolpix L610 for $70 with free shipping (black or silver) and the refurbished Nikon Coolpix L620 (black) for $85 with free shipping. These are powered by two AA batteries.

Note for RSS Readers: The RSS Feed is Working Again!

This note is for people reading this blog using the Feedburner RSS feed (or any other services that rely on RSS to deliver the updates (eg email)). The Feedburner feed for this blog stopped updating with new posts at some point yesterday (10/29/14). The last post shown on Feedburner was the Panasonic FZ70 superzoom. We posted 14 more since then. If you want to quickly catchup, refresh the feed, or check the posts for October 30 and October 29 until you find the Panasonic FZ70 post. If you are still experiencing RSS Feed problems please leave a comment or use the online contact form (we are back to using the old contact form we used in the old blog).

32GB Generic MicroSDHC C10 w/SD adapter for $11 w/free S&H

If you need a memory card for experimentation or performance comparison testing or teardown or tier Z usage, one of the latest specials at Rakuten, sold by marketplace seller, feature this brandless 32GB MicroSDHC Class 10 with SD adapter for $11 with free shipping. You can buy as many as you like at this price. Promotion expires 11/2/14 or earlier if sold out..

Limited time Pentax SLR Lens Sale (ends 11/1)

Adorama is having a limited time sale on Pentax Lenses, featuring a total of 40 items, mostly SLR lenses, big and small, from tiny pancakes to missile launching telephotos. Also included are a couple of Q lenses and a couple of flashes. No coupon needed, the price you see is the price you pay. The discount amount is shown in red ink. The price before and after is shown above and below the red ink for each lens. A lot of them may also get 4% promotional rewards, free 2-day shipping, and New Leaf extended warranty. Check the individual product page of each lens of interest to see. We can’t post all 40 of them here.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 for $89

For the early adopters of new Adobe software, the Photoshop Elements 13 (boxed software or digital download for either PC or Mac) is currently going for $89 with free shipping (or free download) at Amazon by Amazon herself.

Refurbished 16GB Sandisk Ultra C10 SDHC for $5 w/free S&H (limit 50)

The action continues at the eBay Deals, this time it is of the $5 variety. eBay seller “a4c” (99%) is offering manufacturer refurbished 16GB Sandisk Ultra Class 10 (up to 30MB/s) memory cards for $5 with free shipping. If you buy three or more, you save 5% on the order. Limit 50 per customer during this sale. Over 2800 cards got sold the last 24 hours as part of this sale.

20% off select clearance items w/coupon at BuyDig

BuyDig is having a clearance sale on their clearance items 🙂 Use coupon code CLOSEOUT20 to get 20% off the current prices of these 400+ clearance items. Use the Guided Search box (top of the left sidebar on their website) to further drill it down. They have various categories, for example, “Canon EOS Lenses”, “Compact System Cameras”, etc, so peruse the whole scrollable list to see any of the cameras, lenses or accessories of interest are there… Note that a lot of the items listed there are Open Box… The 20% off coupon code expires 11/2/14…

Panasonic LX7 with $50 Gift Card for $350 total (either color)

The Panasonic LX7 rawsumer is offered for $350 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards (=$14) at both Adorama and B&H Photo in either color. Thanks to one of our readers for the email alert! Here they are:

+ black LX7: Adorama and B&H Photo
+ silver LX7: B&H Photo and Adorama

Nikon 16-85mm f3.5-5.6G DX ED VR with Hoya Filter and Tripod for $610

The Nikon 16-85mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR DX dSLR lens is currently on sale for $610 with free shipping and a 45-day return policy at BuyDig.com which also includes three bonus items: Hoya 67mm UV MC filter, 59-inch Bower tripod, and lens cleaning pen… It goes for $620 at Amazon with free 2-day shipping and $630 with a free three filter kit at Adorama… You may have to do the add-to-cart song-and-dance in order to see the prices…

Preorder new Pentax 16-85mm f3.5-5.6 ED DC WR for $750

Hide your K-wallets! Pentax_Ricoh announced a brand new SLR lens, the Pentax 16-85mm f3.5-5.6 ED DC WR, and said lens is available for pre-order for $750 at B&H Photo and Adorama. Release estimate not available yet.

Now shipping: Canon G7X w/extra Battery and free Overnight shipping for $700

Instant gratification fans, the new Canon G7X rawsumer is in-stock and ready to ship from Adorama for $700. Adorama automatically includes an extra Canon NB-13L Battery Pack and Free Overnight shipping… They also have the new Canon SX60 HS superzoom in-stock for $550 with free Overnight shipping as well…

Canon D-Rebel SL1 w/18-55 & 75-300 & Pixma Pro 100 for $500 after $350 MIR

The Canon DSLR bundles party at Adorama continues! This time the centerpiece of the bundle is the Canon D-Rebel SL1 w/18-55. Add to that the 75-300 lens, Pixma Pro 100 printer and 50pk of 13×19″ photo paper, and proceed to checkout. The price you pay at checkout is $850. Once you receive the order and submit the mail-in rebates, you will receive $350 back by mail from the mailin rebate promotion. Thus, a $500 after $350 MIR offer. This is the PDF rebate form. Free expedited shipping… If you are not sure how this works, check our previous visual post on a similar D-Rebel T5 offer… Offer ends 11/2/14…

Canon 7D Mark II ships tomorrow – free overnight shipping

The highly anticipated Canon 7D Mark II will start shipping tomorrow (10/30/14) and at this point in time, Adorama is offering free Overnight shipping. The starting price of this camera is $1800.

Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home Shoulder Bag & Pouch for $72.50

Adorama has a sale and freebie promotion centered around the Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home Shoulder Bag. You also get a free “The Haven” pouch. Add one of the three shown there to your shopping cart, and the price of $72.50 will remain the same. The neckstrap is not free. Free expedited shipping. Offer ends 11/03/14.

Canon D-Rebel T5i w/18-135 & 75-300 & Pixma Pro 100 for $600 after $350 MIR

Adorama also has a parallel promotion to the T5i w/18-55. This time the centerpiece of the bundle is the Canon D-Rebel T5i w/18-135. Add to those the 75-300 lens, Pixma Pro 100 printer and 50pk of 13×19″ photo paper, and proceed to checkout. The price you pay at checkout is $1150. Once you receive the order and submit the mail-in rebates, you will receive $350 back by mail from the mailin rebate promotion. Thus, a $800 after $350 MIR offer. This is the PDF rebate form. Free expedited shipping… If you are not sure how this works, check our previous visual post on a similar D-Rebel T5 offer… Offer ends 11/2/14…

Canon D-Rebel T5i w/18-55 & 75-300 & Pixma Pro 100 for $600 after $350 MIR

Adorama has another mail-in rebate bundle, this one is centered around the Canon D-Rebel T5i w/18-55. Add to those the 75-300 lens, Pixma Pro 100 printer and 50pk of 13×19″ photo paper, and proceed to checkout. The price you pay at checkout is $950. Once you receive the order and submit the mail-in rebates, you will receive $350 back by mail from the mailin rebate promotion. Thus, a $600 after $350 MIR offer. This is the PDF rebate form. Free expedited shipping… If you are not sure how this works, check our previous visual post on a similar D-Rebel T5 offer… Offer ends 11/2/14…

Panasonic FZ70 superzoom w/extras for $280 (or $220 Imported model)

The Panasonic FZ70 superzoom with a bonus Lumix case and 16GB is on sale for $280 with free shipping at Costco’s website. Non-members pay an extra 5% on this. Offer ends 11/1/14.

On the other hand, if you are comfortable with Imported (Gray Market) cameras, you can get it for $220 with free shipping at Abe’s Of Maine [corrected link] by using coupon code LOYALTY10. Note this is an import/grey model!

Now shipping: ExpoDisc EXPOD2-82 82mm for $50 w/free S&H

The ExpoDisc EXPOD2-82 82mm white balance filter is now in-stock and shipping for $50 with free S&H by DB Roth at Amazon. Amazon’s own inventory is still “2-3 weeks” away.

256GB PNY Elite SDHC card for $70 after two mail-in rebates

This promotion requires the submission of TWO mail-in rebates. If you haven’t ejected after reading the previous sentence, Tigerdirect is offering the 256GB PNY Elite Performance SDHC memory card for $70 after two mail-in rebates. This is sold along with McAfee’s Multi-Access Security Software as a bundle. The McAfee is a separate box, it’s not on the memory card. You have a $10 MIR for the memory card and a $60 on the McAfee software. So what’s happening is McAfee is subsidizing this deal…

The card goes for $100 after the $10 MIR on its own at Tigerdirect and $110 at Amazon.

Funny how once upon a time we were agonizing over 64MB Smartmedia cards and 2GB vs 4GB SDHC cards. Now we have 256GB cards! On the other hand, talk about a photography disaster if you fill it up with 256GB of photos and it dies on you. Yes, I am a Debbie Downer 🙂

Nov 8 at 1-4pm Local Time at Best Buy stores: Special holiday shopping event

This is a YMMV promotion. On Saturday November 8 in 2014, between 1pm and 4pm local time, select Best Buy brick and mortar stores are going to be having a Special Holiday Shopping Events. They will have special promotions on select products along with demos and “experts” and such. They have a menu over there that you can use to find out which stores are participating in this. I have no way of knowing what is going to be offered, so it’s a curiosity-YMMV.

Pentax WG-20 elementproof P&S for $140

We checked upon the latest eBay Deals where we find the new condition black Pentax WG-20 elementproof camera on sale for $140 with free shipping by Buydig’s eBay store. Limit 5 per buyer. Pentax/Ricoh have dozens of models in this segment…

Pentax K-5 IIs with D-BG4 Grip & 64GB SD for $600 [updated]

Good until 10/31/14 at 8:45pm ET, B&H Photo is K-offering this Pentax K-5 IIs bundle: the body only kit plus the D-BG4 battery grip plus a 64GB Sandisk Ultra C10 memory card for $600 with free expediting shipping.

UPDATE: Adorama also has a Pentax K-5 IIs bundle with the K5 IIs body only kit, plus D-BG4 battery grip and 64GB Samsung Pro SDXC memory card and 4% promotional rewards and free 2-day shipping.

20% off sale on iTunes Electronic Gift Cards (think apps and ebooks)

Back to the land of the eBay Deals we go where we have a flexible 20% off sale on iTunes Electronic Gift Cards offered by eBay seller “paypal_digital_gifts” (99.6%). These will be delivered electronically, no plastic cards in the mail. The limit is four per customer. They are available in three denominations:

  • pay $20, get $25 electronic gift card
  • pay $40, get $50 electronic GC
  • pay $80, get $100 eGC

As always, these are limited time offers. Over 5000 got sold through this offer so far. Of photography interest, you can use these to buy any of the camera and photography apps (including Photoshop Touch) and the many camera and photography eBooks, some of which are iPad-exclusive/iPad-enhanced so that may be the only place to get them digitally.

In-stock nao: Panasonic LX100 for $900

Fans of RAWsumers with Zoom have been asking for bigger sensors, but not for “bigger” prices. We got one out of two! Panasonic’s in on the game, and their brand new black DMC-LX100 is now in-stock and ready to ship with free expedited shipping for its early-adopter starting price of $900 at Adorama.

Sony RX100 Mark III + Lightroom 5 + extras for $800

Interesting in the Sony RX100 Mark III and you can also use Lightroom 5 (full version)? Well, we have good news for you. Groupon Goods is offering a Sony RX 100 Mark III bundle that includes the camera along with Lightroom 5 (full version) and a generic 64GB memory card and a generic camera case. Free shipping and free returns. You pay the same $800 price that you would have paid for the camera on its own. Limit 3 for you and 2 more as gifts for other photorawsumers. Delivery is 7 business days from purchase, so don’t get this if you need it yesterday. As with most Groupon offers, they are limited time offers…

Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $300 (or add 55-210 for +$150)

The Sony a3000 with 18-55mm is currently on sale for $300 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself with a limit of two per shopping cart during this sale…

Optionally, it is part of the Combined Purchase Discounts. The a3000 is only eligible for one lens, the 55-210 and the $200 off combined purchase discount happens automatically when you add both the a3000 kit and the 55-210 to your shopping cart. Here’s an annotated screenshot crop of the top right corner of the Amazon checkout page with the a3000 w/18-55 and the 55-210 added to the shopping cart:


Note: the other E-mount cameras participating in this promotion (NEX-5T, a5000, a5100, a6000) get smaller discounts on the 55-210 and require promo codes.

Nikon D7000 body only (Import/Gray) for $570 [updated]

There are plenty of Nikon APS-C dSLRs out there, but if you happen to be specifically looking for the good old Nikon D7000 body only, and you want it in new condition, you can get it as an Import Model (Gray Market) for $570 with free shipping at Abe’s of Maine. The Loyalty10/Loyalty15 do not work on this one.

On the other hand, if you prefer a Nikon USA “blessed” camera, and you are comfortable with manufacturer refurbished, you can get the D7000 body only for $590 by Adorama on eBay – thanks to Mark C. for spotting the lower price! (or $610 at Adorama with free expedited shipping.)

Refurbished camera sale at Woot Plus: Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $255 [also Gitzo, Manfrotto]

Woot Plus has a refurbished camera sale featuring mostly old and refurbished cameras, including the refurb Sony NEX-3 with 18-55 for $240, refurb Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $250 (limit 1) – note that it currently goes for $300 in new condition at Amazon (limit 2) – refurbished Fuji S4830 superzoom for $80, and a few other superzooms and P&S cameras (Samsung, Sony, Pentax, Fuji, JVC). They also feature Gitzo and Manfrotto tripods and camera bags and Monster brand memory cards (Dr. Dre not included!), and these are new condition. Shipping is $5 flat regardless of how many you buy. Promotion ends on 11/1/14 at 12am CT (I don’t know if they mean 11:59pm or 12:01am) or earlier for any items that sell out.

Now shipping: Pentax K-S1 in many colors (and with bonus items)

Fan of the Pentax colorful color schemes and combinations? A lot of the different options for the Pentax K-S1 are now in-stock and ready to ship to your K-house for $650 (body only) or $700 (w/18-55) or $800 (two lens kit) at Adorama. They also get 4% rewards and a 16GB FluCard (it is a wireless SDHC card!). Not sure who was the smart marketing person to name it “FluCard” 🙂 Might as call it the EbolaCard 😉

NEC Professional Wide Gamut Computer Monitors on sale

For a limited time, B&H Photo has a sale on NEC Professional Wide Gamum Computer Monitors. As of the time of writing, seven models are included. Free expedited shipping is included.

Staying at B&H, if you are a Nexus fan but don’t want the giant screen or the $600+ price of the new Nexus 6, B&H is offering the Nexus 5 (16GB, D820, unlocked) for $360 with free expedited shipping.

Fuji Instant Savings at B&H Photo with freebies/rewards (X-System, X100S)

The new round of Fuji Instant Savings for both their X System and their X100S “Big Sensor Prime” have arrived at B&H Photo, you can find them all nicely organized in a single page. Some of them come with free extras, some of them come with 4% promotional rewards, and all of them get free expedited shipping.

Nikon D610 with free extras for $1700 (and eligible for Nikon SLR Instant Rebates)

B&H Photo is selling the Nikon D610 body only kit for $1700 full frame dollars and at this time, they are automatically including the following freebies with your order: Shoulder bag, 16GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC card, Watson extra battery, and 2% promotional rewards (= $34). You also get free Expedited shipping.

Optionally, the various Nikon D610 kits are eligible for the Nikon SLR Instant Savings. Simply go to the page of the D610 kit of interest, look for the “Savings Available” part of the page, and click on the tiny “View All Savings” link to see all available options.