Tokina Mail-In Rebates on 16-28mm and 11-16mm II

Tokina has a new round of mail-in rebates (May 1 until June 30 in 2015) for two lenses, and at the same time, Adorama is bundling some free accessories with them. They are:

+ $40 MIR on the ATX 16-28mm FX in Canon or Nikon
+ $30 MIR on the ATX 11-16mm II DX in Canon or Nikon or Sony

As usual, the PDF files of the mail-in rebates are available on the individual product pages of items eligible for them at Adorama.

Case Logic TBC-302 FFP camera bag for $2.89 (limit 3)

The small Case Logic TBC-302 FFP compact camera case in black is currently on sale for $2.89 each, in new condition, with a limit of three per customer, by Amazon herself. This ships in frustration free packaging (that’s the FFP in the model name). As of the time of writing, this is not part of the Add-On program, so if you are a Prime member, you can get free 2-day shipping. If not, you have the usual free S&H with a $35+ qualifying order. It averages 4.3/5 based on 2600+ reviews over there. It could also be handy in storing flash drives, memory cards, batteries, and other small accessories.

Speaking of sales, if you are fond of the Android Google Play ecosystem, the Nexus Player by ASUS is on sale for $77 at Amazon by Amazon itself.

Imported Canon 7D Mark II body only for $1200

If you are comfortable with imported (grey market, NO Canon USA warranty) DSLRs, a new offer among the eBay Deals is offering the new condition imported / grey-market Canon 7D II body only for $1200 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer. The seller is GetItDigital (99.6%) and offers their own one year warranty. It does not come with a Canon USA warranty. This is an imported model. So far over 300 units got sold from this listing.

The new condition price from authorized Canon USA dealers is $1700 with some free accessories and rewards at Adorama and B&H Photo. A difference of $500 is certainly not a small amount, but there are pros and cons to getting an imported camera, and ultimately that is a personal decision one must needs make based on their individual circumstances.

Refurbished Nikon D610 body only for $1050

More Nikon DSLR action at the eBay Deals, the Beach Camera (authorized Nikon dealer) eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D610 body only for $1050 with free shipping with a limit of five per buyer.

Refurbished Nikon D3300 w/18-55 & 55-200 & Elements 12 for $440

Back to the eBay Deals, this time it is Beach Camera (authorized Nikon dealer) offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3300 two lens kit (18-55, 55-200, both DX VR) plus the Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 and Premier Elements 12 software for $440 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.

(ENDED) Samsung NX300 w/18-55 for $400 (brown)

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(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: Rokinon 35mm T1.5, Case Logic

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Camera Bag Sale: Lowepro 200AW, DZ 200, Tenba Msgr, Pelican 1510, 1660, etc

Adorama has a sale on select camera bags, some of which are of the waterproof variety. Here they are:

Imported (Grey Market) Nikon D750 for $1500

The Nikon D750 body only goes for $2000 (with free accessories and rewards) at authorized dealers.

However, if you are not a risk-averse shopper and you are comfortable with the idea of imported (grey market) items, among the latest eBay Deals you can get the new condition imported (grey market, without Nikon USA warranty) Nikon D750 body only for $1500 with free shipping by eBay seller “GetItDigital” (99.6%) with a limit of five per customer. It comes with a one year warranty from the seller “GetItDigital”, not from Nikon USA. Over 500 units were sold from this eBay offer as of the time of writing.

Nikon Coolpix S810c (Android 4.2.2) for $150

If you are interested in playing around with an Android camera that is actually running a modern Android 4.x operating system, the white color of the Nikon Coolpix S810c (12x optical, Android 4.2.2) is currently on sale for $150 with free shippings at B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon herself (limit 2).

Sandisk SD and Compactflash sale (Ultra, Extreme, Extreme Pro)

Adorama has a sale on Sandisk memory cards featuring SD/SDHC/SDXC and Compactflash. A total of 19 items are included in this sale. All items offered through this sale get free shipping, with orders over $49 getting free expedited shipping. Some of the cards have “Buy more and save more” promotions, if you buy more than one, the per unit price is slightly lower. There are Ultras, Extreme, and Extreme Pro in the sale. Sale ends 5/2/15 or earlier for any that may sell out.

Canon Elph 135 silver for $90

As part of their Mother’s Day Sale (55 items), Adorama is offering the Canon Elph 135 silver for $90 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards. If you have Amazon Gift Cards to spend, Adorama is offering it for the same price (but without 2% promotional rewards) through Amazon.

5TB Seagate Expansion External Hard Drive USB 3.0 for $130

Another option in the world of ever-increasing data storage and backups, the fairly new 5TB Seagate Expansion External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEB5000100) is on sale for $130 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself and NewEgg Business.

15.6″ Toshiba C55-C5240 laptop for $450

Among the buzzworthy deals at Amazon at the moment, this 15.6″ Toshiba C55-C5240 laptop is going for $450 with free shipping and no purchase quantity limits. It has 8GB RAM, 1TB 5400rpm hard drive, 5th Generation Intel Core i5-5200U 2.2 GHz, runs Windows 8.1 (and will get Windows 10 free), 7 hour battery life estimate, sadly 1366×768 resolution, Mobile Intel HD graphics, 4.8 lbs, DVD burner, SD card reader, one USB 3.0 and two 2.0, HDMI, Ethernet, Bluetooth, Wifi, etc. No touchscreen as far as I can tell.

Sony a6000 with 16-50, 50-210, $50 GC, Elements 12 for $750

Back to the eBay Deals, if you are looking for a getting NEXstarted kit, BuyDig (authorized Sony dealer) is offering this Sony a6000 super bundle for $750 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer:

+ Sony a6000 with 16-50mm kit
+ Sony 50-210mm lens (SEL55210)
+ $50 prepaid VISA gift card (delivered separately)
+ Photoshop Elements/Premier Elements 12 MAC / PC (bundle package)

(ENDED) Imported (Grey Market) Nikon D4S for $4000

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Various B&H specials: 64GB Lexar 1000x CF, Camera Bags, Accessories, iPad

In addition to the previously mentioned offers earlier today, B&H Photo has a number of other specials. To keep things moving fast, I am rounding the previously unmentioned offers here:

+ 64GB Lexar Professional 1000x CompactFlash for $100
+ Manfrotto Unica I Messenger (Star White) for $20
+ VariZoom S-2010J Dimmable On-Camera LED Light for $29
+ Brenthaven BX2 Convertible Shoulder Bag (Charcoal Gray) for $35
+ Panasonic VW-VBG260 Replacement Li-Ion battery for $24 + S&H
+ SanDisk 64GB iXpand Flash Drive for iPhone and iPad for $90
+ Apple 128GB iPad Air (Verizon, Silver) for $580
+ free shipping unless otherwise indicated above

Pentax K-50 body with AF-200FG flash & extras for $350

The black Pentax K-50 body only with a bonus Pentax AF-200FG flash and some more extras is going for $350 with free shipping. At B&H Photo you also get a 32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC, while at Adorama you get a 32GB Monster SDHC card but also 4% promotional rewards (= $7). Both places automatically include the AF-200FG flash.

If you also need lenses, there are many other options as well. You may need a spreadsheet or a dry-erase board to sort out all the different options!

Refurbished Nikon Coolpix S9700 (30x optical) for $120

Back to the eBay Deals, this time we have Beach Camera (authorized Nikon dealer) offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon Coolpix S9700 (30x optical zoom) for $120 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.

Nikon WP-N1 Waterproof Housing (J1/J2) for $97

Big discount if you happen to have a camera that fits this. The official Nikon WP-N1 Waterproof Housing (for the Nikon J1 and J2 mirrorless cameras) is now down to $97 with free shipping, in new condition, at B&H Photo.

Olympus E-M5 with 14-42mm for $500

For a limited time, B&H Photo is offering the Olympus E-M5 with 14-42mm for $500 with free shipping, available in three different options.

Free Nikon GP-1A GPS and WU-1a refurb with Nikon Df kits

The four Nikon Df kits at Adorama (two colors, body-only vs 50mm f1.8) now include two free items, the Nikon GP-1A GPS and refurbished WU-1a. The prices are the usual $2750 (body only) and $3000 (with 50mm f1.8). Only the Wu-1a is refurbished, not the Nikon Df!

You also get 2% promotional rewards, and if you page down further on the individual product pages, you get a 1-yr free drops and spills warranty. Optionally, you can take advantage of the combined purchase Lens Bundles with various eligible Nikon SLR lenses.

Pre-order DJI RONIN-M for $1400

The brand new DJI RONIN-M is now available for pre-order for $1400 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon (3rd parties). Release estimate is May 2015.

ioShutter Shutter Release Cable for $13 w/free S&H (C/N)

Adorama is offering the ioShutter Shutter Release Cable for $13 with free shipping. It is available for Nikon DSLRs and Canon (E3 or N3 connector).

Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM (C/N) for $300

We zoom back to the eBay Deals where Roberts Digital (authorized Sigma dealer) is offering the new condition Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM in the Canon or Nikon mounts, for $300 with free shipping, with a limit of ten per customer.

2TB WD My Passport Ultra External USB 3.0 for $80 after $20 MIR

If you are not afraid of mail=in rebates, Adorama has another external hard drive mail-in rebate (MIR) promotion. This time it is the 2TB WD My Passport Ultra External USB 3.0, model WDBMWV0020BBK-NESN, going for $80 after a $20 mail-in rebate. The MIR offer ends 4/30/15. The PDF of the form is over there near the price. If you don’t want to do MIRs, this one goes for $91 at Amazon.

But if you are not screaming at the mere mention of mail-in rebates, Adorama has two more in progress, a 500GB Toshiba Canvio for $25 after $20 MIR and a 4TB Seagate Expansion for $90 after a $40 MIR.

All these mail-in rebate offers expire 4/30/15, with their PDF forms available on the individual product pages above.

(ENDED) Tue: HP ENVY 7640 AiO Wireless printer for $100

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(ENDED) Wedn: Refurbished Nikon Coolpix S9600 (22x) for $100

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(ENDED) Wednesday Lightning Deals: Vanguard Tripod and Endeavors

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Canon 5D Mark III body only Pro Audio bundle for $2680

Adorama has another Pro Audio Canon 5D Mark III bundle, this one is centered on the Canon 5D Mark III body only going for $2680 with free shipping and no rebates and no coupons. You get:

+ Canon 5D Mark III body only
+ Tascam DR-70D 4-Channel Audio Recorder for DSLR Cameras
+ Audio-Technica ATH-M50x studio headphones (black)
+ Audio-Technica AT8024 Stereo/Mono Camera-Mount Microphone
+ just add the bundle to cart and checkout, no extra steps
+ expires 5/2/15 or earlier if sold out

Canon 5D Mark III w/24-105 Pro Audio bundle for $3290 (Tascam, Shure, Audio Technica)

If you are interested in audio as well or could use the different items in the bundle on their own, Adorama has a Canon 5D Mark III with 24-105L Pro Audio bundle for $3290 with free shipping and no rebates and no coupons. You get:

+ Canon 5D Mark III with 24-105mm f4L lens
+ Tascam DR-70D 4-Channel Audio Recorder for DSLR Cameras
+ Audio-Technica ATH-M50x studio headphones (black)
+ Shure VP83F LensHopper Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone
+ just add the bundle to cart and checkout, no extra steps
+ expires 5/2/15 or earlier if sold out

Weatherproof Polypropylene Case with Customizable Foam for $16.87 to $19.85

Monoprice has a 15% off sitewide sale good until the end of day 4/27/15 when you use coupon code MONDAY15 which can you use only once but your orders can be up to $1000 total (eg maximum savings $150).

Among the items eligible for the discount is an item already on sale, the Weatherproof Polypropylene Case with Customizable Foam (L10.63″ x W9.09″ x D7.28″) goes for $19.85 on its own sale, but with the 15% off coupon, it drops to $16.87. It averages 96.7% with 18 customer reviews. The coupon expires as mentioned above. The $19.85 sale price expires on 4/29/15 at 11:59pm pacific.

Sony RX100 with Sony Jacket, extra charger, etc for $400

If you are interested in the first generation Sony RX100, in new condition, and with extra accessories, Adorama has a bundle that includes the following bonus items: Sony’s LCJ-RXF Leather-Like Jacket Case, extra charger, and 16GB Sandisk Ultra card.

Open box Sony a7 with 28-70 for $975

If you are comfortable with open-box camera gear, the Best Buy website is offering the open-box Sony a7 with 28-70mm for $975 with free shipping.

The new condition price is $1300 at authorized Sony dealers, some of which include free extra accessories at that price (eg Adorama).

Google Chromecast for $25

Google’s little Chromecast gadget is on sale again, you can get it for $25 at Staples.com. Delivery options include Store PickUp (if in-stock) or Free Ship-to-Store or Free shipping if you are a Rewards member.

PS: I don’t know if the $25 price is also available if you buy at brick and mortar (alternately you can buy from the website in-store using their kiosk or using your phone).

(ENDED) Tuesday Lightning Deals: Vanguard, Corel, Corsair, Monopods

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(ENDED) Tue: 8GB Lytro for $65 or 16GB Lytro for $85

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(ENDED) 1TB Toshiba Canvio External HDD for $50

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(ENDED) Tue: HUBSAN H107D X4 Quadcopter with FPV Camera (Black) for $130

This daily deal expired… The latest B&H Photo deal of the day is the HUBSAN H107D X4 Quadcopter with FPV Camera (Black) offered for $130 with free shipping. Offer ends by 11:59pm ET on Tuesday 4/28/15 or earlier if sold out.

(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: Sigma 17-50/2.8, 128GB USB 3.0 Flash drive, Software

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Photex WordPress photography theme for $8~ (15 WP themes total)

If you are interested in getting a photography-centric WordPress Theme, more specifically the Photex from Theme Kingdom (here is a live demo website running it), you can get it for around $8 as part of this 15 theme WordPress bundle at Stacksocial. To get the Photex and the other 14 you must meet or beat the average price, which, as of the time of writing is $7.94. These include a commercial license and no restrictions in use. 10% of proceeds to go charity. Over 6500 of them got sold so far. Offer ends in about 4 days from today.

Pay $40 shipped, Get $50 plastic iTunes Gift Card (limit 2)

If you have a short term need of iTunes Gift Cards and don’t want to wait or beat the bushes for a better discount, among the latest eBay Deals you can get a $50 plastic iTunes Gift Card for $40 with free shipping, with a limit of two per customer. The seller is GiftCardMall which oversees a lot of brick and mortar store gift-card stalls. This is a 20% off discount. I have seen discounts as low as 33% at brick and mortar but I don’t know where/when they will return. Of on-topic interest, there are plenty of iOS camera and photography apps and also many photography e-books and camera manuals at the iBooks store.

(ENDED) $5/year Magazines: Pop Photo or Outdoor Photographer

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DSLR Photography Course Bundle for $25

At Stacksocial, there is a DSLR Photography Course Bundle by Ken Schultz on sale for $25. This offers unlimited online access to the courses and instant redemption. No refunds.

Manfrotto Lumie Series LED lights ($50 Play, $120 Muse)

The new Manfrotto Lumie Series LED lights are currently on sale with free shipping at Adorama. The Play LED Light goes for $50 while the Muse LED Light goes for $120. A total of eight products are part of this line.

In-stock nao: Olympus E-PL6 w/14-42 for $300

The recently announced for the US market black Olympus E-PL6 with the 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R lens is now in-stock and ready to ship from Adorama for $300 with free expedited shipping.

Refurbished Nikon 24-120mm f4G VR for $600

We geaux baque to the land of the eBay Dealz where Buydig’s eBay store (authorized Nikon dealers) is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon 24-120mm f4G VR lens for $600 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.

10% off almost everything at Monoprice

Monoprice has a near-sitewide 10% off sale when you enter coupon code SPRING10 at their website. Coupon ends 4/26/15 11:59pm PST. The usual exclusions apply (no Tamron, no Xbox, no Yamaha, no 3D printer, etc). Some brands do not allow their products to be discounted by coupons even if the online retailers want to do so. Monoprice has a lot of camera accessories and even more general tech accessories.

Pre-order new Sony f2.8 ZA lenses: 16-35 and 24-70

The new gear party is not over yet. Sony full frame A-mount photographers must needs hide their wallets! Sony announced two new professional f2.8 lenses. The 24-70mm f2.8 ZA SSM II VS T* for $2100, and the Sony 16-35mm f2.8 ZA SSM II VS T* for $2250. The shipping estimate is mid-June 2015. (VS as in Vario-Sonnar).

UPDATE: they are also available for pre-order at Adorama.

Pre-order new Pentax K-3 II BO for $1100

New Pentax DSLR action, the K-3, second of its name (aka K-3 II) is now available for pre-order in the body only configuration for $1100 with free shipping at Adorama and B&H Photo.

PS: we are keeping track of the interesting/unusual new cameras and lenses of 2015 in this spartan tracking post at the main blog.