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

30-inch Monoprice IPS WQXGA 2560×1600 for $550 (limit 1)

If you are fond of the Monoprice brand, their 30-inch IPS WQXGA 2560×1600 computer monitor is currently on sale for $550 with a limit of one per customer. This is Monoprice Product ID 10734. It has DisplayPort (v1.2), DVI-D (Dual Link only), VGA, HDMI inputs. Specs and reviews over there. Offer ends by 11:59pm PST on 1/29/15.

With the same expiration date, you can get their DSLR Camera and 15.6″ Laptop Backpack for $35 with Free Shipping. This is product ID 11747.

Sandisk SSD (Ultra II, Extreme Pro) sale

Adorama has a sale on Sandisk SSD drives featuring six models starting at $70, from the Ultra II and Extreme Pro lines, with storage options ranging from 120GB to 960GB.

(ENDED) Fire Phone (Unlocked GSM) with One Year of Prime for $200

This sale ended once again, but if history repeats itself, at some point in the future, the Amazon Fire Phone will be on sale again…

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(ENDED) Impact Collapsible Background (5 x 7′, BW) for $40 w/free S&H

This daily deal expired… The B&H Photo Deal of the Day good until Wednesday 11:59pm ET is the Impact Collapsible Background (5 x 7′, BW) for $40 with free shipping. Shipments may be delayed because of Juno.

Auto-renewal photo magazines for $5 per year: American or Pop Photo

If you are a fan of magazines with auto-renewal (they renew automatically unless you manually change it or cancel them), Amazon has a couple of photography magazines for $5 per year, American Photo and Pop Photo. Only the auto-renewal options are discounted at Amazon.

If you are not fond of auto-renewals, fear not. DiscountMags has recurring photography and other magazine specials without auto-renewals.

Speaking of Amazon, if you are fond of astrophotography, the Blu-Ray of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey with Neil deGrasse Tyson is on sale for $22 per set, with a limit of three sets per customer. A great combination of learnings and entertainment, and a way to get younger people interested in the sciences.

Speaking of speaking of Amazon, if you are interested in the new Kindle Voyage, the wait is finally over for the Wifi without Special Offers. It is in-stock and ready to ship for $220 as of the time of writing. Also in-stock is the Wifi plus 3G with Special Offers for $270. The other two combinations have a February 6 in-stock estimate.

DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ V3.0 Quadcopter for $1100

The DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ V3.0 Quadcopter is currently going for $1100 with free shipping by B&H Photo and Adorama and Adorama on Amazon.

Panasonic LX100 drops to $803

The Panasonic LX100 is currently down to $803 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of two per customer. This still has the flagship rawsumer premium in its price – it started at $900.

Refurbished Fuji S4800/S4850 for $100

The Fuji S4800/S4850 is offered as certified refurbished for $100 with free shipping by Dealfisher at Amazon, fulfilled by Amazon itself. Fuji makes/made dozens of S-series superzooms, I can’t keep track of them all anymore!

Expiring 1/31/15: Canon, Nikon and Sony Rebates & Savings

The various mail-in rebates (MIR) and instant savings of Canon (see PDF MIR form) and Nikon (instant savings, not MIR) and Sony (instant savings, not MIR) expire on 1/31/15. You can find them all at the aforelinked Adorama pages. I don’t know what happens after 1/31/15. Sometimes they get extended, sometimes they change, sometimes they take a break and return later.

These offers are also available at B&H Photo with a 1/31/15 expiration: Canon DSLRs and Lenses along with Nikon DSLR gear and Sony gear.

8GB Lytro camera (new condition) for $80 [but ships in 1-3 months]

The new condition 8GB Lytro light field cameras in the black/graphite and electric blue color schemes are on sale by Amazon itself for $80 each. However, the shipping estimate is 1-3 months. Limit two per color per customer.

Refurbished Nikon D3300 w/18-55 and Lightroom 5 for $400

To the eBay Deals we return, where we find Beach Camera’s eBay store (authorized dealer) offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3300 w/18-55 DX VR II _and_ Lightroom 5 for $400 with free shipping. Limit 5 per customer. The D3300 is now the “previous generation” as Nikon recently announced the D3500 (see interesting cameras of 2015, I’m afraid the “swimsuit edition” is not ready yet ;-))

(ENDED) Ricoh WG-M1 action camera for $132

As of a 1/27/15 recheck, the price went up… The orange/black Ricoh WG-M1 action camera is currently on sale for $132 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself with a limit of three per customer.

(ENDED) Starts Tue 9am ET: 32GB and 16GB PNY High Perf SDHC cards

These daily deals expired… According to the Gold Box, starting at 9am ET on Tuesday, there is going to be lightning deals on the 32GB PNY High Performance C10 SDHC card and 16GB version along with the 64GB HP USB 2.0 Flash Drive.

(ENDED) GoPro HERO4 Silver (CHDHY-401) for $350

This listing sold out with 300 units sold… More action at the eBay Deals where they have some kind of a “deal frenzy”, and there, NewEgg’s eBay store is offering the new condition GoPro HERO4 Silver (CHDHY-401) for $350 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer. As usual, the various featured eBay Deals are limited time offers but the expiration times are typically unpredictable.

(ENDED) Switronix TorchLED Bolt 220R On-Camera Light and Wireless Remote Control Kit for $220

This daily deal expired… The B&H Photo Deal of the Day good until Tuesday 11:59pm ET is the Switronix TorchLED Bolt 220R On-Camera Light and Wireless Remote Control Kit offered for $230 with free shipping.

NOTE: if you have shipments in progress from/to the East Coast, they may be affected / slowed-down by the Winter Storm Juno.

(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: GoPro pole, Camera Drone

Monday’s lightning deals expired… For future specials in the future, check the Gold Box and Camera and Photo page

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(SOLD OUT) Oben CT-3431 Carbon Tripod With BE-108T Ball Head for $180

As of a 1/26/15 recheck, this is sold out before it expired… The B&H Photo deal of the day for Monday is the Oben CT-3431 Carbon Tripod With BE-108T Ball Head for $180 with free shipping. Offer ends by Monday 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out.

(SOLD OUT) Canon SX60 HS zooms down to $500

As of a 1/26/15 recheck, this is sold out… The Canon SX60 HS superzoom is currently going for $500 with free shipping by OneCall at Amazon. It ships from OneCall, so it is not eligible for Prime 2-day free shipping.

Nikon J4 w/10-30 (white) for $330

If you are fond of white color cameras and the Nikon CX 1-System, the white Nikon J4 with the 10-30mm is offered in new condition for $330 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer, by authorized Nikon dealer BuyDig on eBay.

(GONE AGAIN) Olympus XZ-2 back down to $215 again

The XZ-2 continues its game of hide and seek. As of a 1/27/15 recheck, it is gone again, you cannot order it. I have no idea if/when it will return given the unpredictability of the previous iterations… The black Olympus XZ-2 is back down to $215 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of two per customer and a January 30 (2015) estimated shipping date.

(ENDED) Sat only: Amazon Prime for $72 (first year; new members only)

This limited time offer expired. I don’t know if/when it will return again… For Saturday only, Amazon is offering one year of Amazon Prime for $72. This offer is only good for new Prime members and only for the first year (first 12 months) of subscription. After the first year, the renewal rate will be the then current rate (the current rate is $99).

Nikon D7000 w/18-140 extras for $630

If of all the Nikon DSLR combinations it is the Nikon D7000 and the 18-140mm DX VR lens you want, this is offered as a bundle for $630 at Best Buy’s website along with a free case and 16GB SD card.

If you only need the D7000 body only, Amazon itself continues to have it in-stock, with the price fluctuating, currently at $505 (limit 3).

(SOLD OUT) GoPro HERO4 Silver bundle for $400 (incl. $25 Gift Card, 16GB microSD, case)

As of a 1/23/15 late PM recheck, this is marked as sold out… As part of a two day sale (Friday and Saturday), Best Buy is offering a GoPro HERO4 Silver bundle for $400. This includes the standard kit, plus a $25 Best Buy Gift card, plus a 16GB Sandisk Extreme microSD, plus a Lowepro case.

Photographer Course Bundle for $49 (seven courses)

Seven is the magic number at Stacksocial, they are offering a Photographer Seven Course Bundle for $49. The seven courses are from six different Udemy instructors: DSLR, HDR, iPhone, Black and White, Portraiture, Travel and Photo Restoration. Click on the “Read More” of each course to see more details. They offer unlimited access to the courses once purchased. This offer has a 30-day money back guarantee.

Videographer Course Bundle for $39 (seven courses from Udemy)

More action at Stacksocial, this time Udemy is offering a seven course Videographer bundle for $39. The seven courses cover general topics and software specific topics. You can find a detailed list of the courses and their contents over there. Note that all sales are final for this offer. Once purchased, the courses are access through Udemy.

Pre-order new lens: Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 (C/N/A)

If you are a fan of f2.8 SLR zooms, Tamron has 1200 new reasons to empty your wallet with the new 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD, available in the Canon, Nikon, and Sony Alpha SLR mounts. It is available for pre-order for $1200 at Adorama (with 4% promotional rewards = $48) and B&H Photo.

Sony NEX-7 with 18-55 for $750

If of all the Sony E-mount cameras it is the NEX-7 the one you want, B&H Photo is offering the new condition NEX-7 with 18-55mm for $750 with free expedited shipping. Keep in mind, this is an older model.

Canon C100 Cinema EOS body onlies drop $1000

The two Canon Cinema C100 EOS body only video cameras have dropped $1000! The Dual Pixel CMOS AF body only now goes for $4500, while the non-DualPixel body only goes for $4000. Please note that these cameras are NOT returnable.

(ENDED) Starts Fri 9am ET: Veho action cam and Vivitar batteries for Canon

Friday’s lightning deals expired… For future specials in the future, check the Gold Box and Camera and Photo page

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(ENDED) Hoya 77mm NDx400 HMC Filter for $45

This limited time offer expired… The B&H Photo Deal of the Day is the Hoya 77mm NDx400 HMC Filter for $45 with free shipping and a free microfiber cleaning cloth (18% gray, Pearstone brand). Offer ends by 11:59pm ET on Saturday. (the Thursday daily deal ends in 48 hours, while the Sat-Wedn daily deals end in 24 hours).

10% Amazon Gift Card bonus with Turbo Tax

If you shop at Amazon often, and you are expecting a tax refund this year, Amazon and Turbo Tax have a new promotion for this tax year that might be of interest. If you purchase one of the eligible Turbo Tax products, and file your taxes, you can apply some (or all) of your Federal Refund towards the purchase of Amazon Gift Cards and get a 5% to 10% bonus on the Amazon gift cards. So you can convert a $100 refund into a $110 Amazon Gift card. The offer applies to amounts in multiples of $100 (eg $100, $200, $300, $400, etc).

10% is for the Turbo Tax Deluxe or Premiere or Home & Business products. 5% is for Basic. Turbo Tax Business is not eligible. See more details on the promotion.

In addition to the above, they offer some product discounts that include Kingston memory products and Corel software products (and other non-camera related items). See more details.

NOTE: based on the customer reviews over there, it looks like Turbo Tax features have been downgraded in some versions this year, so check the specs and reviews for more details if you are not familiar with the 2014 Turbo Tax line-up. They are getting hammered in the customer reviews over this.

Refurbished Nikon D7100 body for $700

The manufacturer refurbished Nikon D7100 body only is currently available for $700 with free shipping by Adorama and Adorama’s eBay store.

Canon 6D with Pixma Pro 100 AMEX MIR bundles

If you are looking for a Canon 6D kit and the Pixma Pro 100 printer, and don’t object to mail-in rebates that pay in the form of a prepaid American Express gift card, Adorama has a couple of Canon 6D bundles, with the Pixma Pro 100 printer and 50pk 13×19 inch Canon photo paper as follows:

+ 6D body only bundle for $1250 after $650 MIR
+ 6D w/24-105mm f4 L IS bundle for $1750 after $650 MIR
+ direct link to rebate’s PDF file
+ limited time offers

Refurbished Sony HX400v superzoom for $300

The Sony HX400v superzoom (50x optical) goes for $450 in new condition (eg B&H Photo), but if you want to save, you can get it manufacturer refurbished for $300 by Secondipity thru Amazon.

Refurbished Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $237

The new condition Sony a3000 with 18-55mm (aka ILCE3000K/B, a NEX E-mount APS-C camera) goes for $300 (eg Amazon) but if you want to save even more, you can get it manufacturer refurbished for $237 by Secondipity thru Amazon… You can check mirrorless reference price ranges using the Price Charts

Samsung WB35F (12x optical, NFC, Wifi) for $90

Two of the four colors (white, red) of the Samsung WB35F (12x optical, NFC, Wifi) are on sale for $90 with free shipping at Amazon (make sure you check who the seller is). Note that this takes microSD cards, not full size SD cards.

(ENDED) Ends 3pm ET: Get 15% back in Rakuten Points with coupon

This very limited time flash promotion expired… For Wednesday 1/21/15 until 3pm ET, you can get 15% points on your purchase at Rakuten (formerly buy.com) with coupon code FLASH15 entered over there. This is not a shopping cart discount. You will receive 15% in Rewards Points which you can use in future purchases. This is a flash sale, which is why it lasts for such a short time.

(ENDED) Refurbished Sony RX 100 Mark II for $380

As of a 1/23/15 recheck, this is sold out with 50 units sold… If you are suffering from RX 100 fever but don’t want to pay the early-adopter big bucks, the Sony RX 100 Mark II (second generation) is offered manufacturer-refurbished for $380 with free shipping by Secondipity on eBay as part of an eBay refurbished tech sale.

(ENDED) Ends Thur 3am ET: Corel PaintShop Pro X7 for $30

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(ENDED) Refurbished Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Wi-Fi Quadricopter for $185

This daily deal expired… The Woot OFF ended after its usual 48 hours. The new Woot deal of the day ending by 1am ET on Friday, is the factory reconditioned Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Wi-Fi Quadricopter, model PF721000SE, offered for $180 plus $5 flat shipping. Limit 3 per customer.

Adobe Lightroom Preset Library with Lifetime subscription for $39

New offer launched at Stacksocial.com, for $39, you get a lifetime subscription to the Adobe Lightroom Preset Library offered by Presetual. This offer includes updates, and use in both personal and commercial projects without the requirement to credit the source. However, this offer does not offer refunds. Check the description and terms/conditions for more details.

Three MacBook specials at B&H

B&H Photo has a trio of MacBook laptop specials as follows:

+ 11.6″ MacBook Air (MD712LL/A) for $850
+ 13.3″ MacBook Pro (Late 2013, ME864LL/A) for $1070
+ 13.3″ MacBook Pro with Retina Display (Mid 2014, model MGX72LL/A) for $1200
+ they come with a six month Parallels Access 2.0 subscription

2TB WD External USB 3.0 hard drive with either LR5 or Elements 12 for $109 with coupon

More VISA Checkout promotions at BuyDig, this is centered around the 2TB Western Digital My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 external portable hard drive. You can get it for $109 with free shipping with free software, either Lightroom 5 or Photoshop & Premiere Elements 12. Offers expire by 1/25/15.

+ 2TB WD HDD + Adobe Lightroom 5 for $109 with Visa Checkout promo code VMECO

+ 2TB WD HDD + Adobe Photoshop/Premiere Elements 12 for $109 with Visa Checkout promo code VMECO

+ the 2TB WD hard disk drive on its own (without the aforementioned software) goes for $93+ at Amazon

Make your own deal: VISA Checkout coupons: $25/$200+ or $15/$100+

You can make your own deals at BuyDig thanks to the VISA Checkout coupons. These are particularly of interest for items that have the same price everywhere or don’t often get discounted or you want them right now. There are two coupon codes, depending on your purchase amount. You must pay for the order with VISA Checkout. They expire 1/29/15. Here they are:

+ $15 OFF Orders of $100 or more with Visa Checkout coupon code VISAVDAY15

+ $25 OFF Orders of $200 or more with Visa Checkout coupon code VISAVDAY25

Two 128GB Lexar USB 3.0 flash drives for $70 w/VISA Checkout coupon

Another VISA Checkout coupon offer at BuyDig, use Visa checkout code VME12015 to get this 2-Pack of 128GB Lexar SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Flash Drives for $70 with free shipping. Ends by 1/25/15.

Canon MG5620 printer and Lightroom 5 for $72 with VISA Checkout coupon

BuyDig.com is offering another Canon Pixma printer and Lightroom 5 bundle, this time brought together by a VISA Checkout coupon. Use Visa Checkout code VMECO at BuyDig to get the Canon MG5620 WiFi All-in-One Printer + Adobe Lightroom 5 for $72 with free shipping. Offer ends by 01/25/15.

Pre-order: new Panasonic GF7 w/12-32 for $600

New Year, New Cameras! Panasonic has a new M43rds camera, the GF7 with the 12-32mm lens is a 16mp camera with a price of $600, in black or pink color schemes, available for pre-orders at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon with a February-ish release estimate… We are keeping track of only the interesting new cameras of 2015 in this tracking post.

PS: I forgot to mention, the previous version, the GF6 with the 14-42mm kit lens goes for $350 in new condition at B&H Photo and Amazon itself (limit 2).