Panasonic LF1 black drops to $230 (limit 2)

The black Panasonic LF1 has a drip-drop price-drop, you can now get it for $230 with free shipping, with a limit of two per shopping cart, at Amazon by Amazon herself.

Used Fuji X100T for $1200 (new condition in-stock for $1300 at some)

We just updated the Fuji X100T Stock Tracking page and this is the current situation:

+ major retailers (Amazon itself, B&H, Adorama) are still out of stock
+ however other retailers have it in-stock for $1300, eg Onecall

If you are comfortable with used cameras and all the trade-offs that they entail, you can get the camera right now, going for around $1200 in the black at Amazon Warehouse Deals ($1200 by Cardinal Camera, $1208 by Amazon herself), and for $1208 in silver at Amazon Warehouse Deals ($1208 by Amazon itself)

(ENDED) Used Sony RX10 for $631

As of a 12/8/14 recheck, the price is now $700+… If you are comfortable with used digital cameras, the Sony RX10 is available in “Used – Very Good” condition for $631 at Amazon Warehouse Deals, sold by Amazon WD at this price. Amazon Warehouse Deals offers a 30-day return policy but makes no claims of warranty included. As with the regular Amazon site, at Amazon Warehouse Deals, 3rd-party sellers are allowed to sell, and both their return policies and warranty claims are different.

(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: Sony NEX-5TL, Sigma 30/2.8 (E), Contour, Ape, Acme, iOptron, ePhoto, etc

At this point in time, the lightning deals are pretty much happening on a round the clock basis at the Amazon Camera & Photo Lightning Deals… Expired highlights after the jump…

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(ENDED) Heads Up (starts Thur 3am ET): Sony NEX-5T w/16-50mm Lightning Deal

This daily deal expired… But if you are comfortable with refurbished, you can get the manufacturer refurbished Sony NEX-5T two-lens kit for $400 by Secondipity on eBay

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(SOLD OUT) GoPro HERO4 Black + $50 GC + Headstrap Mount + 32GB card for $500

As of a 5:47pm ET recheck, this is sold out and cannot be ordered, but there is hope for future availability because they have a sign-up link. I will monitor the situation and post a new post update if/when it returns… Amazon’s GoPro HERO4 Black Holiday Bundle is expected to be in-stock today (it says December 4 on the page). For $500, you get the GoPro HERO4 Black plus a $50 plastic Amazon.com Gift Card, plus a 32GB Sandisk Extreme microSD, plus GoPro Headstrap Mount + Quick Clip. Just add to cart and checkout, no coupon codes needed.

Sigma 150–500mm F/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM (C/N/A/P/S) for $770 [not sure about warranty]

Groupon Goods is offering the new condition Sigma 150–500mm F/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM for $770 with free shipping in the five SLR mounts (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Sigma). One thing to pay attention to is that it only says “One-year warranty from Sigma”.

I don’t know if this is an incomplete explanation of the warranty, since Groupon does not specialize in camera gear? Or it this actually different from the warranty offered by other sellers? For example, if you look at the pages of this lens at Adorama or B&H Photo, where it goes for $870, it says you get a one year international warranty plus a two year USA warranty.

3Pod P5CRH 5-Section 8X Carbon Fiber Compact Reversable Tripod with K3 BallHead for $100

Adorama is offering the 3Pod P5CRH 5-Section 8X Carbon Fiber Compact Reversable Tripod with K3 BallHead for $100 with free expedited shipping and 10% promotional rewards.

Lowepro Urban Photo Sling 250 for $20 w/free S&H

Adorama is offering the Lowepro Urban Photo Sling 250 for Cameras and Tablet Computer, Black, for $20 with free shipping, with no purchase quantity limits.

Manfrotto Advanced Travel Backpack for $80 after $20 MIR

If you don’t want to chase camera bags in lightning deals or daily deals, Adorama is offering the Manfrotto Advanced Travel Backpack for $80 with free expedited shipping, after a $20 mail-in rebate.

Nikon D3200 body only (Imported) for $265 w/coupon

If you only want a Nikon DSLR body, and you are comfortable buying imported (gray market) models, you can get the new condition imported (grey market) Nikon D3200 body only for $265 with free shipping when you use coupon code Loyalty10 (= $10 off) at Abe’s of Maine. Imported = no warranty from Nikon USA.

Profoto AcuteB2 600Ws AirS LiFe Power Pack with AcuteB 600 W Lamphead

And now a bundle for Profoto fans. For $1500 with free shipping, you can get the Profoto AcuteB2 600Ws AirS LiFe Power Pack bundled with a free Profoto AcuteB 600 W Lamphead, at Adorama and B&H Photo. No rebates, no coupons – the free item is included automatically while this promotion is running (you will see this promotion mentioned on the retailer’s product pages while this promotion is running.

Mobile Photographers: unlimited mobile backup for up to 5 devices for $10 lifetime with iDrive

If you are looking for another/additional option for protection of your mobile photography, Stacksocial has a lifetime backup promotion from iDrive. You pay $10 once, and you can make unlimited mobile device backups using the iDrive apps on Android, iOS and Windows Phone. You can connect up to five devices to this plan. This is good for new iDrive accounts only. This is a one-time $10 fee, not a monthly or annual fee. All sales are final. Check aforelinked page for terms/conditions. Offer ends in about 4 days from today.

Rokinon 8mm T3.8 Fisheye Cine with 3yr Drops Warranty & Extras for $200 (Nikon F only)

For a limited time only, Adorama is offering a bundle centered around the Rokinon 8mm T3.8 Fisheye Cine Lens with a 3 year New Leaf Spills and Drops warranty and a cleaning kit and cap leash for $200 with free shipping. This offer is only available in the Nikon F mount. The others are at their usual prices. If this sells out, they also have it without the extras for $200.

Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine for $300 (Nikon F, Sony E only) & Pro Video Specials

B&H Photo is offering the Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine lens for $300 with free shipping, only in the Nikon F SLR mount and the Sony E-mount. The other options go for their regular prices.

Speaking of video-themed gear, B&H Photo has specials on the following items:
+ Glidecam HD4000 Stabilizer System for $500
+ Sachtler Video 15 SB Fluid Head (100mm) Supports 35 lb (16 kg) for $3600
+ Cinetics Axis360 Pro Motorized Motion Control System and Slider for $800
+ CobraCrane 5033 Backpacker for $300
+ Sony HXR-MC2000U Shoulder Mount AVCHD Camcorder for $1000 after Mail-In Rebate
+ Sony NEX-EA50UH Camcorder with 18-200mm Servo Zoom Lens for $3200 after Mail-In Rebate

Black Friday Survivor Deals: LR5 + printer for $80 (and Ricoh GR, Nikon A, Pentax K50, Elph, Fire Phone, etc)

The Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal madness (thankfully) ended, but just like in a reality TV show, some deals managed to survive. Here are some potentially interesting survivors:

+ Lightroom 5 plus Canon MG-5520 printer together for $80 with free S&H at BuyDig.com (price drops to $80 after you add to cart; no login/account needed to check price; just add to cart)

+ various Pentax K-50 offers (37 total) at Adorama with freebies, rewards, etc. Prices start at $367 for the body onlies (or $400 with $50 Gift Card, or $400 with free flash and extras). Here is our earlier attempt to summarize. Variables are: camera color, lenses included, freebies included. That’s how you get to 37 different offers on a single camera. K-party 🙂

+ Ricoh GR plus GV-1 external EVF and 32GB SDHC for $600 at B&H Photo (ships 7-14 biz days but still orderable)

+ Nikon A black for $463 in either color by Norman Camera at Amazon

+ Nikon D7000 body only for $525 at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3)

+ Canon Elph 150 IS (blue only) bundled with $20 plastic Amazon.com Gift Card for $100 total at Amazon (no limits)

+ expired: Unlocked Amazon Fire Phone (32GB GSM) with No-Contract plus One Year of Prime for $200 total at Amazon (ends 12/3/14; limit 5) (for existing Prime members, the membership renews for a year, so if your expiration was April 20, 2015, it will become April 20, 2016).

+ and many and more – you can find them all at the Holiday Deals Situation Room

Free Spills/Drops Warranty with select Canon, Nikon, Sony Cameras & Lenses

Adorama is offering a free one year New Leaf Spills and Drops warranty on select cameras and lenses from Canon or Nikon or Sony. To get this, go to the individual product page of a camera or lens, click on the small link under “Buy together and save” and manually add the New Leaf warranty to your bundle. This is on top of the standard manufacturer warranty, since most manufacturers don’t cover spills and drops.

If you are not familiar with the Adorama pages, here are a couple of badly annotated screenshot crops to help you locate it quickly…

Click on the small link under “Buy together and save”…

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Manually add the New Leaf warranty to your bundle. If there are multiple offers, the New Leaf promotion will be under the “Adorama Holiday Gift” tab…

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Then press the green “Add Bundle to Cart” button on the right side of the page to add to cart and proceed to checkout.

(ENDED) Thursday Lightning Deals: ePhoto, Opteka, Sandisk, Ape, NIX

At this point in time, the lightning deals are pretty much happening on a round the clock basis at the Amazon Camera & Photo Lightning Deals… Expired highlights after the jump…

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2TB WD Elements Portable Hard Drive USB 3.0 for $88 (limit 4) [updated]

UPDATE: the 2TB WD Elements Portable Hard Drive USB 3.0 is going for $88 with free shipping at Amazon (limit 4), model model WDBU6Y0020BBK-NESN… This had been offered as the B&H deal of the day for $75 (expired 12/4/14 11:59pm ET).

(ENDED) Ends 9:50pm ET: Panasonic Eneloop Pro Bundle K-KJ17KHC82A for $50

This 4-hour lightning deal expired… We have another lightning deal, this ends by 9:50pm ET on Wednesday (or earlier if sold out), the Panasonic Pro Eneloop Bundle K-KJ17KHC82A goes for $50 with free shipping. 35% claimed as of 7:17pm ET. The kit includes 8 AA, 2 AAA and 4-slot advanced charger and case. They average 4.6 out of 5 based on 37 customer reviews… UPDATE: bad time-math, ends 9:50pm ET, not 9:40pm ET.

(ENDED) Ends 9:50pm ET: Manfrotto 229 3D Super-Pro Head for $213

This 4-hour lightning deal expired… One of today’s Lightning Deals, ending by 9:50pm ET today, is the Manfrotto 229 3D Super-Pro Head – Replaces 3039 offered for $213 with free shipping. No rebates. 42% claimed as of 7:11pm ET.

Quick Housekeeping Updates

A couple of quick housekeeping updates:

1) I tried to mark as many of the now-expired deal-posts as expired, but with the chaos of the BF/CM weekend, it’s impossible to get them all. A good rule of thumb: the “time decay” factor of deals, the further away you are from the blog-posting date, the higher the chances are that it expired/changed

2) a new experiment, the Camera Deals Situation Room (permalink) at the main blog will continue to be updated until the end of 2014, covering the rest of the Holiday Shopping season. So if you are checking this blog intermittently, you can also check up on that page to quickly get up to speed.

Fuji X100S black with 32GB SDHC & Lowerpro bag for $850

The Fuji X100S with free flash offer ended at Adorama, but if you missed it and still want to get the black Fuji X100S for $850, you can get it at B&H Photo with a free 32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC and Lowepro Shoulder bag. No free flash.

Nikon A drops to $464 (either color)

The Nikon A “falling knife price” continues! As of the time of writing, you can get it for $464 in either silver or black by Norman Camera through Amazon. Amazon’s own price is $483 for the silver and $500 for the black.

Hasselblad H5D sale starting at $10,000

And now something for Medium Format photographers! Adorama is having specials on the following Hasselblad H5D Medium Format cameras:

+ Hasselblad H5D-40 Medium Format DSLR Camera for $10,000
+ Hasselblad H5D-40 Medium Format DSLR Camera with 80mm f/2.8 HC AF Lens for $12,500
+ Hasselblad H5D-50 Medium Format DSLR Camera for $23,500
+ Hasselblad H5D-50 Medium Format DSLR Camera with 80mm f/2.8 HC AF Lens for $26,000

(ENDED) Wednesday Lightning Deals: Manfrotto, Lowepro, Ikan, ePhoto, Zeiss Binos, etc

At this point in time, the lightning deals are pretty much happening on a round the clock basis at the Amazon Camera & Photo Lightning Deals… Expired highlights after the jump…

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(ENDED) Davis & Sanford Provista 7518 Tripod with FM18 Head for $100

This daily deal expired… The B&H Photo deal of the day ending by 11:59pm ET on Wednesday 12/3/14 (or earlier if sold out) is the Davis & Sanford Provista 7518 Tripod with FM18 Head offered for $100 with free shipping. That page has a countdown clock and percentage indicators so you can get an estimate of how close it is too ending (eg how much time you have to decide on it).

(ENDED) Olympus E-M10 w/14-42 & 40-150 & Bag for $700

This 24-hour offer expired… A special surprise for M43rds fans this Cider Tuesday, the Olympus E-M10 two lens kit (14-42mm 2RK and 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R) along with the Olympus OM-D messenger bag is on sale for $700 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Essentially you are getting the 40-150mm lens for FREE! This is a limited time offer.

Canon 28-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS for $300

The Canon 28-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS EF SLR lens is now on sale for $300 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards at B&H Photo.

Refurbished Canon EF 24-105mm f4L IS for $600

Digging further into the eBay Deals, we find the manufacturer refurbished Canon EF 24-105mm f4L IS (corrected link) offered for $600 with free shipping by Adorama’s eBay store. It comes with the usual one year refurbished by Canon warranty. Limit 5 per buyer.

Imported (gray market) Canon 1D X for $4700

Another trip to the latest eBay Deals find a high-risk high-reward option. The imported Canon 1D X body only is offered for $4700 with free shipping by eBay seller GetItDigital (99.4%), wiht a limit of five per shopping cart. This camera is imported (grey market), so you don’t get warranty from the manufacturer. The seller, Get It Digital, offers their own equivalent one year warranty. High risk because this is an expensive professional DSLR, high reward because it is around $1300-$2100 less than the blessed by Canon USA model which goes for $6800 ($6000 after mail-in rebate) at Amazon and B&H Photo and Adorama and BuyDig. Over 130 imported 1D Xs got sold so far through this listing. Again, please note this is an imported model without a Canon USA warranty.

Refurbished Sony NEX-5TL with 16-50 and 55-210 drops to $400

This was one of the first deals we added to the Deals Situation Room and upon recheck, the price has dropped from $450 to $400. “It” refers to the manufacturer refurbished Sony NEX-5TL with 16-50 and 55-210 sold by Secondipity on eBay, with a limit of five per buyer.

Fuji X100T harder to find, but still in-stock for $1300 from reputable sellers

We just updated the Fuji X100T stock status page. The camera is harder to find since our previous update (some of the major retailers are still out of stock), however, you can still find it in-stock from reputable + authorized dealers, for example, the silver is going for $1300 from OneCall (the online version of Huppin’s store in the State of Washington).

PS: for a summary of the latest deals and offers, check the Cyber Monday Situation Room.

Canon Elph 150 IS plus $20 Gift Card for $100 total (limit 5)

If you like Smurfs and Elves (I promise this will make sense soon!), for a limited time, Amazon is offering the blue Canon Elph 150 IS P&S camera AND a $20 Amazon Gift Card, together as a bundle for $100 with free shipping. Simply add to cart and proceed to checkout. This is an actual plastic $20 Amazon.com gift card, which you can use for gift giving later on (or use it yourself) or save it as an “emergency” holiday gift. Limit five bundles per customer. This is not part of the lightning deals, so I have no idea how long it will last.

Canon SX170 IS red and 1yr Spills warranty for $100

Melisandre red camera alert! A limited time Cyber Monday bundle offer at Canon SX170 IS (red) superzoom + 1yr Spills/Drops warranty for $100 with free shipping. You must manually add the red camera to the bundle, and then add the bundle to the shopping cart. It may sound complicated on paper, but in practice, you just click on two buttons 🙂 This is a limited time offer.

Canon 7D with 28-135mm and extras for $1100

If you are not mesmerized by the 7D Mark II, the original 7D is still around and it is on sale for with the 28-135mm lens for $1100 at B&H Photo (free extras, 2% rewards) and Amazon by Amazon herself (no extras; limit 2).

Nikon D7000 body only for $525 (limit 3)

If of all the Nikon DSLRs out there it is the Nikon D7000 body only kit the one that you want, it is currently on sale for $525 with free shipping, with a limit of three per shopping cart at Amazon by Amazon herself.

Nikon V2 body for $400, w/10-30 for $500, two-lens kit for $600

If you are interested in the Nikon V2 1 System CX mirrorless camera, B&H Photo has a sale on six Nikon V2 kits with the body only going for $400, the with 10-30mm kit for $500, and the two lens kit for $600 (10-30, 30-110), and the with 10-100mm for $700. You also get 4% promotional rewards, and a free case.

On the other hand, if you are looking for an entry into the CX system without breaking the bank, the red Nikon S1 with 10-30mm and free case continues to go for $150 at B&H Photo (but the bundle with the underwater housing sold out very quickly).

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

Adorama has two back to back super-bundles with mail-in rebates (AMEX prepaid gift card). We start with the bundle centered around the Canon D-Rebel T5i DSLR. You pay $950 at checkout, you receive your order, you submit the mail-in rebate, and a few weeks later you receive a $350 prepaid American Express gift card, thus bringing the after-rebate price down to $600. You get:

+ Canon D-Rebel T5i with 18-55 & 75-300mm lenses
+ Canon Pixma Pro 100 printer
+ Canon 50pk 13×19 inch photo paper
+ Adorama Slinger photo-video bag
+ 32GB Lexar SDHC C10 card
+ New Leaf One Year Spills & Drops warranty

Canon D-Rebel T5 w/18-55 & 75-300 & Pixma Pro 100 & more for $350 after $350 MIR

If you or someone you know wants/needs an entry-level getting-started-with kit, and are not afraid of mail-in rebates or prepaid American Express gift cards, Adorama has a nice value bundle centered on the Canon D-Rebel T5. You pay $700 at checkout, you receive your order, you submit the mail-in rebates, and a few weeks later you receive a $350 prepaid American Express gift card, making this a $350 after mail-in rebate deal. This bundle includes:

+ Canon D-Rebel T5 with 18-55 & 75-300mm lenses
+ Canon Pixma Pro 100 printer
+ Canon 50pk 13×19 inch photo paper
+ Adorama Slinger photo-video bag
+ 32GB Lexar SDHC C10 card
+ New Leaf One Year Spills & Drops warranty

Now shipping: 64GB Lexar 2000x UHS-II U3 SDXC card

New memory card arrivals at Adorama, the 64GB Lexar 2000x UHS-II U3 SDXC card is in-stock for $150 with free expedited shipping and the 32GB version for $100. Also coming in is the Lexar Workflow Professional SR2 SD Reader for $30 with free standard shipping (expedited if your order total is $49 or more).

(ENDED) Pay $90, Get $100 electronic eBay Gift Card (limit 1) [updated]

This limited time offer ended…
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(ENDED) Mon only: Vanguard Abeo 283AT 3-Section Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only) for $85

This Cyber Monday deal expired… For Cyber Monday only, B&H Photo is offering the Vanguard Abeo 283AT 3-Section Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only) for $85 with free shipping.

PS: if you are just now catching up, you can check the latest deals summary at the Cyber Monday Situation Room.

(ENDED) Ends 8:45pm ET: Corel PaintShop Pro X7 Ultimate for $30

This 4-hour lightning deal expired… As one of the 1000+ lightning deals of the Amazon Gold Box, the Corel PaintShop Pro X7 Ultimate software is on sale for $30 as either a digital download or software box by mail. Offer ends by 8:45pm ET or earlier if sold out. If it goes to 100%, then the usual Wait List waiting game begins (people have 15 minutes to make a purchase, or the deal goes to the next purchase in the Waiting List).

(ENDED) Last Call: Ends Tue 3am ET: Canon S110 compact with RAW for $160 (limit 2)

This daily deal expired…
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(ENDED) Sigma Merrill DP-series for $540 to $600

This limited time sale ended… The three Sigma DP-series Merrill generation big sensor primes are currently on sale at Adorama. The DP3 Merrill goes for $540, while the DP2 and DP1 go for $600 each… Corrected name confusion DP1/DP3.

(ENDED) Sony a6000 w/16-50 & 55-210 & $50 GC & LR5 for $750

This limited time sale ended… Bundle time! BuyDig is offering the Sony Alpha a6000 w/16-50 & 55-210 Lenses and Lightroom 5 and $50 Gift Card for $750 with free shipping. Offer ends 12/7/14 or earlier if sold out… For more specials, check the BuyDig Cyber Monday pages.

(ENDED) Mon only: Photoshop Elements 13 for $40

This Cyber Monday offer ended. It goes for $50 at Amazon as of late 12/1/14… The B&H Photo Deal Zone Deal of the Day is Photoshop Elements 13 (software by mail) for $40 with free shipping. It has not been price-matched at Amazon.

(ENDED) Mon only: 8GB Lytro for $100 (16GB for $130)

This Cyber Monday deal expired… If you are Lytro-curious and like new condition products, for Cyber Monday only (12/1/14), B&H Photo is having a Lytro Sale with the 8GB models going for $100 and the 16GB for $130… If you are comfortable with refurbished, you can get it for $75 at Woot Plus (which also ends by the end of Cyber Monday).

(ENDED) Starts Tue 10:50am ET: red Fuji XF1 lightning deal

This lightning deal expired. It had been offered for $150… Mark your calendars, set your alarm clocks! According to the Amazon Lightning Deals schedule, starting at 10:50am ET for Prime members and 11:20am ET for non-Prime members there is going to be a lightning deal sale on the red Fuji XF1 compact with RAW. The price before the sale is $200. The sale price will be revealed at Amazon at 10:50am ET on Tuesday 12/2/14. Enough time to read reviews and forums and decide 🙂