Rokinon 16mm f2.2 Cine (Alpha SLR) for $325 (limit 2)

The Sony Alpha Minolta Dyxum dSLR version of the Rokinon 16mm f2.2 Cine is on sale for $325 (was $342) with free shipping with a limit of two per shopping cart at Amazon by Amazon itself. While the EOS & M43rds are part of the lightning deals, the Alpha A-mount version is on sale on its own, not part of the lightning deals. The market works in mysterious ways :)… Blog-post price updated on 11:28pm ET.

Canon 5D Mark III w/24-105 & Pixma Pro 100 & Extras for $3050 after $650 MIR GC

If you are comfortable with mail-in rebates and prepaid gift cards, B&H Photo has a Canon 5D Mark III super bundle. You get the 5D Mark III with 24-105mm, the Pixma Pro 100 printer, 50pk 13×19 inch Canon photo paper, 32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC card, Watson extra battery and Canon 200DG gadget bag. You pay $3700 at checkout. After you receive your order and all is well, you submit the mail-in rebate (MIR) following the instructions/deadline. If all is well, a few weeks later you will receive a $650 prepaid American Express gift card by mail, making this a $3050 after MIR promotion.

2TB WD Elements Portable USB 3.0 HDD + Lightroom 5 for $100 (add to cart to see price)

If you happen to need both Lightroom 5 (full version) and a 2TB portable USB 3.0 hard drive, BuyDig.com has a new limited time offer: 2TB Western Digital Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive _plus_ Adobe Lightroom 5 software for $100 with free shipping! The price drops from $140 to $100 when you add the bundle to the shopping cart! You don’t need an account to check the price – just add to cart. You can buy as many bundles as you like at this price. Offer ends 12/14/14 or earlier if sold out. (it is not compatible with other coupons)… The hard drive on its own goes for $85 at Amazon.

Eneloop 4-position charger + 4 AAs (K-KJ17MCA4BA) for $18 w/free S&H

And now something for Eneloopy fans. NewEggFlash (NewEgg’s answer to Groupon type sites) is offering the Panasonic K-KJ17MCA4BA eneloop Advanced 4-position Charger & 4-pack AA New 2100 Cycle Rechargeable Batteries for $18 with free shipping and handling. You can buy up to 30 sets at this per unit price. Free shipping whether you buy one item or a gazillion… This goes for $20 at Amazon but if you don’t have Prime, you don’t get free shipping… The NewEggFlash offer ends 12/16/14.

NOTE: if you are speed-reading the specs,the numbers are similar and it may create confusion (it did with me): this is a 2100 cycle (2100 recharges), not a 2100 mah battery set. The batteries are rated 2000 mah (1900 mah minimum)… (yes, I know, mAh, not mah, but it’s faster to type mah – although not so much faster if I have to write a separate sentence talking about it 🙂 )

Pixelstick for $310

To the eBay Daily Deals we go where we have something for the boldly-going early-adopters and explorers, the Pixelstick, made by Bitbanger Labs (sold by them on eBay), is offered for $310 with free shipping. Limit five per buyer. There is a description of the product in the Item Description over there.

(ENDED) Ends 10:50pm ET: Rokinon 16mm f2.2 Cine (M43rds or Canon EOS) for $400

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(ENDED) Thur only: $15 off $50+ with VISA Checkout and Coupon

This daily deal expired… For Thursday 12/11/14 only, at Rakuten (formerly Buy.com), you can get $15 off an order of $50 or more if you pay for your order with VISA Checkout and enter coupon code VCO15 over there. The usual terms/conditions/restrictions apply.

(ENDED) Starts Fri 10:50am ET: Nikon D5100 w/18-55 limited time offer

This limited time offer expired… If you don’t want to go through the long Lightning Deals schedule post but you are interested in Nikon DSLRs, there is going to be a lightning deal on the Nikon D5100 w/18-55 starting at 10:50am Eastern (7:50am pacific) on Friday 12/12/14 at the Amazon Gold Box. The price before the sale is $650. I don’t know what the sale price is going to be!

(ENDED) Thur only: Refurbished Nikon Coolpix S9700 compact-zoom for $170

This daily deal expired… One of the Best Buy Deals of the Day (third from the bottom) for Thursday 12/11/14 is the refurbished black Nikon Coolpix S9700 compact-zoom (30x optical) offered for $170 with free shipping.

(ENDED) Ends 11:50pm ET: Olympus 15mm f8.0 Body Cap Lens for $38

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(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: Nikon D5100, Hasselblad Stella, Rokinon, Sekonic, XRite, Ikan, Elinchrom, ePhoto, Corel, etc

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(ENDED) Ends 11:50pm ET: Rokinon 85M-FX 85mm F1.4 (Fuji X) for $228

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Nikon D610 body drops to $1500, D810 drops to $3000 [corrected]

If there’s an official Canon discount, there’s must also be a parallel Nikon discount, otherwise the planet will spin off its axis! Nikon too has a new round of discounts, these are more user-friendly though, they are instant-rebates, not mail-in rebates. The Nikon D610 body only goes for $1500, while the Nikon D810 goes for $3000 [corrected; I deducted $300 twice]. The other kits based on these cameras have been discounted appropriately. You can see these nicely organized at Adorama. The promotion expires by the end of day on 12/13/14 per that page. You also get free overnight shipping!

New $300 mail-in rebates on Canon 6D ($1500 after MIR) and 5D Mark III ($2800 after MIR)

A new round of mail-in rebates for Canon include $300 mail-in rebates on the Canon 6D and 5D Mark III dSLRs. Adorama has created a number of bundles centered on these cameras:

+ 11 options for the Canon 6D with prices starting at $1500 after mail-in rebate

+ 13 options for the Canon 5D Mark III with prices starting at $2800 after mail-in rebate

Panasonic G6 w/14-42mm with free $100 Gift Card for $550

The Panasonic G6 w/14-42mm II Lens is going for $550 with free shipping again at multiple authorized Panasonic dealers, but the listing at B&H Photo has a pleasant surprise: you also receive a $100 plastic B&H Photo gift card! The free gift card will be included automatically by B&H Photo while this promotion is running. While the promotion is running, this offer is mentioned right below the camera’s name.

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No free $100 gift card but you get a free Lowepro case, 32GB Transcend SDHC at Adorama, and no freebies at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2).

(ENDED) Thursday Lightning Deals: Pocket Wizard, Sekonic, Rokinon, Oly 15mm body cap lens, X-Rite, ePhoto, Canon NB-6LH, etc

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(ENDED) Thur only: X-Rite ColorChecker Passport for $60 (or $50 after $10 MIR)

This daily deal expired… The B&H Photo Deal of the Day for Thursday 12/11/14 is the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport for $60 with free shipping. This also has a $10 mail-in rebate, so if you feel like rebating, it becomes $50 after MIR.

(ENDED) Refurbished Samsung EK-GC110 superzoom for $185 [Android]

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(ENDED) Manfrotto End by 8:50pm ET: MK055XPRO3-BH 055 for $250 or MT055CXPRO3 055 for $480

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GoPro HERO4 Black + $50 GC + Headstrap Mount + 32GB card for $500

The GoPro HERO4 Black plus a $50 plastic Amazon.com Gift Card, plus a 32GB Lexar 633x microSD, plus GoPro Headstrap Mount + Quick Clip are offered together as a bundle for $500 at Amazon by Amazon itself. Just add to cart and checkout. No coupons/complications – Amazon has finally figured out how to do product bundles 🙂 This is not part of the lightning deals.

PS: if you are just now catching up, you can also check the Latest Deals Summary at the main blog, updated throughout the 2014 holiday season, “Situation Room” style.

(SOLD OUT) Olympus XZ-2 black for $200 (if you missed the $180 deal)

As of a 12/10/14 recheck, the camera is sold-out at B&H and marked as Discontinued which typically means they won’t have any more inventory…

If you must have this camera now, and don’t want to wait for other deals (I have no idea whether or not there will be such deals in the future), you can get it for $240 certified refurbished from the Olympus Store or for about the same price you can get it from Japanese importers with international warranty.

If you missed the Olympus XZ-2 black for $180 as one of the Amazon daily deals, but still want to get the camera at a good price, fear not! You can get it for $200 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… Optionally, you value-meal (verb) it with Corel Aftershot Pro 2 for +$30 [look under “View All Savings” at the aforelinked product page].

Sony a77 body only with three free accessories for $550

Back to the land of the Sony SLTs, the Sony Alpha a77 (first generation) body only is kit along with three free accessories (32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC, holster bag, Watson battery) is on sale for $550 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. The a77 w/16-50mm f2.8 goes for $1000 but without the freebies.

PS: if you are just now catching up, you can also check a running Latest Deals Summary at the main blog. We will continue with the running summary experiment until the end of the year (2014).

Panasonic 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 PowerOIS for $530

B&H Photo is currently offering the Panasonic 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 PowerOIS Lens for $530 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards (= $21.20).

Profoto B1 500 Air specials at Adorama

Adorama has a couple of Profoto B1 500 Air specials. First up, for $1845 you get the Profoto B1 500 AirTTL Battery Powered Monolight Flash with free expedited shipping. Next up, for $3650 you get the Profoto B1 500 Air Battery-Powered 2-Light Location Kit, Includes 2x B1 500 AirTTL Battery Powered Flash, Battery Charger, Car Charger, Backpack M. No coupons, no rebates. This is a limited time offer.

PNY Elite Performance SDHC Sale: 256GB for $95 (down to 16GB for $8.50)

If you are fond of the PNY Elite Performance SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, they are currently on sale at MacMall.com. The 256GB version goes for $95, the 128GB version goes for $55, the 64GB version for $28 and the 16GB version for $8.50. All are easily accessible from the above page, use the orange-brown-yellow “Choose Model” at the top to switch between storage options. The only one missing from that menu is the 32GB version going for $15 and it has its own page. You can buy as many as you like. Free shipping at MacMall with an order of $35 or more… If shipping ruins it for sub-$35 orders for you and you are a Prime member, the 16GB version goes for $8.71 at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 20). The prices for the higher storage options rise faster at Amazon than MacMall.

Sony a77 II body with Battery Grip for $900 (with 16-50mm f2.8 for $1500)

The Sony a77 II body only kit with a free Sony VG-C77AM battery grip is now going for $900 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3).

Meanwhile the a7 ii with 16-50mm f2.8 and VG-C77AM battery grip goes for $1500 at B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3)… The 16-50mm f2.8 lens goes for $750 on its own.

In-stock nao: Fuji XF 50-140mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR for $1600

The tall ships from Japan did not just bring in Fuji apples, they also brought in the new Fuji XF 50-140mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR lens, in-stock now for $1600 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

PS: Fuji apple imports from Japan are probably not fruitologically accurate 🙂

Fuji X-T1 EC-XT Extended Eye Cup for $15

We are hunting high and low! Now to a $15 accessory, the Fujifilm X-T1 EC-XT Extended Eye Cup is on sale for $15 at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3) and B&H Photo. Neither offers unconditional free shipping. At B&H, you need an order of $49 or more. At Amazon, you either need to be a Prime member or place an order of $35 or more.

Speaking of Prime memberships, the 32GB Amazon Fire Phone is on sale again, this time $230, unlocked, no-contract, and comes with a one year of Prime membership ($100 actual value), which can also be used to extend an existing Prime membership. [it was on sale for $200 during Black Friday weekend, then went up, now it is down again].

Four Free Accessories (including WU-1b wireless adapter) with Nikon D610 kits

Adorama is offering four free accessories (Nikon WU-1b wireless adapter, extra Nikon EN-EL15 battery, Nikon camera bag with Nikon School DVDs, 16GB Sandisk SDHC) and 4% promotional rewards with the purchase of these three Nikon D610 DSLR kits: body only ($1600) or w/24-85mm VR ($2000) or w/28-300mm VR ($2400).

(ENDED) Wednesday Lightning Deals: Sekonic, Rokinon Lenses, Sigma Ring Flash & 70-300 (K), Manfrotto, Ikan, Domke, Ape, Steadicam, Veho, Filters, ePhoto, Canon batteries and EVF-DC1, etc

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(SOLD OUT) Olympus XZ-2 black for $180 (limit 2) [ends Wedn 3am ET]

As of a 10:23pm ET recheck, the XZ-2 at $180 lightning deal at Amazon sold out… One of the day-long Amazon Gold Box Deals for Tuesday 12/9/14 is the new condition Olympus XZ-2 Digital Camera (Black) offered for $180 with free shipping, or $190 with extras. Limit two per customer. This promotion ends by 3am ET on Wednesday or earlier if sold out!

(ENDED) Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD Macro for Sony-Minolta-Alpha for $135 [ends 9:50pm ET]

This 4-hour lightning deal expired… As part of the Amazon Lightning Deals, good until 9:50pm ET on Tuesday (or earlier if sold out), you can get the Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD Macro for Sony-Minolta-Alpha for $135 with free shipping. As of 5:57pm ET, it is 14% claimed.

(ENDED) Canon VIXIA Mini Camcorder (Black) for $130

This 24 hour deal expired… The B&H Photo Deal of the Day for Wednesday 12/10/14 is the Canon VIXIA Mini Camcorder (Black) offered for $130 with free shipping and with a bonus free case and strap. Offer ends by 11:59pm ET on Wednesday or earlier if sold out.

Still good: Lightroom 5 and Canon MG5520 printer for $80 w/free S&H

This Black Friday deal has more Staying Power than Tony Bennett, Diana Ross, Leonard Cohen and Aretha Franklin combined! You can get as a bundle together the Adobe Lightroom 5 software plus the Canon MG5520 printer at BuyDig.com. No coupon needed. To see the $80 price, you have to add it to the shopping cart (no account sign-up needed; just add to cart). The price before adding to cart is $150. Limit one per customer during the promotional period.

Canon S110 with extras for $180

If you missed the Canon S110 compact with RAW lightning deal for $160, fear semi-not. It has now settled to $180 with free shipping, with two free extras at Adorama (16GB Toshi SDHC, New Leaf 1yr Spills/Drops warranty) [also available in silver.].. Same price but without any free extras at Amazon itself and B&H Photo. [corrected HTML mess!]

PS: it is a competitive market for compacts with RAW these days, if you are not set on a specific brand or model, do check the RAWsumer deals category.

Coupon: $5 off order of $99+ at BuyDig

Attention BuyDig shoppers, coupon code DIG5 gets you $5 off a purchase of $99 more at BuyDig, where you can also checkout their Holiday Shopping Blowout Sale, with free shipping site-wide. The coupon expires 12/14/14.

Olympus VR-370 P&S (12.5x optical) for $60

And now a sub-$100 digital camera with a 12.5x optical zoom lens! The black Olympus VR-370 P&S camera, in new condition, is on sale for $60 with free shippings at Adorama, or if you have Amazon Gift Cards to spend, you can also get it from Adorama upon Amazon for the same price.

Speaking of Adorama, they have a sale on Lexar SDHC and microSD memory cards. A total of seven options are there. The price in red ink indicates the sale.

Panasonic GH3 body only w/extras for $700

The Panasonic GH3 body only is now going for $700 with free shipping at some authorized Panasonic dealers, including Adorama (free extra battery, 32GB SDHC, 16GB Memory Vault, 4% rewards) and B&H Photo (4% rewards) and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2; no extras)… This is now going for less than half the price of the GH4.

PS: if you are just now catching up, this year we are also maintaining a running Latest Deals Summary at the main blog (aka a “Situation Room” – Blitzer beard not included!)

New Fuji X100T supplies at $1300

We just updated the Fuji X100T stock status page. While some retailers sold out, there are new supplies, including B&H Photo having the silver in-stock for $1300… Of the used options we previously mentioned, the only one that remains is the black for $1208 by Amazon Warehouse Deals.

Ricoh GR with GF1 Flash and GV1 VF and extra battery for $677

If you are looking to make a system commitment to the Ricoh GR, Adorama has a special bundle with the standard GR kit plus the GF1 Flash plus the GV1 viewfinder plus an extra battery plus 4% promotional rewards for $677.

If you don’t need both the Flash and Viewfinder, there are options for $600 as follows:
+ with Flash only: Adorama
+ with Viewfinder only: Adorama and B&H Photo

Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II drops to $350

It’s pancake discounting season again, the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II is back to $350 with free shipping, with 4% promotional rewards and a free 3 year New Leaf Drops and Spills warranty at Adorama in black version or silver version… Same price, with 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo… At both places, you can optionally double the original warranty via mail-in rebate… No rewards and no doubling of warranty, but same $350 price at Amazon by Amazon herself (limit 2).

Panasonic M43rds Instant Rebates extended until 12/27/14

The Panasonic M43rds Instant Rebates have been extended until 12/27/14. See details at Adorama where they also offer free extras with some of the cameras/lenses and also 4% promotional rewards with some of them. Check the individual product page of each item for more details. Also, you can optionally double the original Panasonic warranty (two years total) by filing a mail-in rebate (see screenshot crop in this post on how to quickly find it).

Panasonic GX7 body only for $500

The Panasonic GX7 body only is now available for $500 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (= $20) at Adorama. There, you will also find the PDF form of a mail-in rebate that doubles the Panasonic warranty from one to two years (see annotated screenshot crop below):

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It also goes for $500 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2) but no promotional rewards and no double warranty via mail-in rebate.

Refurbished Olympus Tough TG-850 for $120 w/coupon

The party continues at the Olympus Outlet Store where you can get the certified refurbished Olympus Tough TG-850 elementproof camera for $120 with free 2-day shipping when you use coupon code TOUGH25 (25% off) over there. Offer ends by 12/11/14. It is available in three different colors.

Pentax K-50 with 18-55 & 55-300 & AF-200FG & Lightroom 5 for $650 w/coupon

Pentax K-action now. Of interest also if you want to buy someone a “get started with” digital photography gift. Use coupon code 9PARTS to get this Pentax K-50 DSLR bundle for $650 with free shipping. The bundle includes the Pentax K-50 with 18-55mm WR and 55-300mm ED and AF-200FG flash and Lightroom 5 and 4GB EyeFi SDHC. The coupon code 9PARTS drops price from $700 to $650 and expires 12/14/14 or earlier if sold out. The promotion is mentioned under “Special Offer” on the BuyDig page (annotated screenshot below)…

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Fuji X-A1 with 16-50 & 50-230 & extras for $500

Adorama is offering this limited time bundle for $500 with free shipping: the blue Fuji X-A1 with the 16-50mm and 50-230mm lenses and free 16GB Toshiba SD card and 4% promotional rewards (= $20). Simply add to cart and checkout!… This combination is available for the same price but without the free SD and 4% promotional rewards at Amazon by Amazon herself.

Canon SX170 IS red + 1yr Spills/Drops for $90

The Sanity Break is over! A new Deal Parade begins now!

If you love red superzoom digital cameras, and like the idea of the spills and drops additional warranties, Adorama is offering this Canon SX170 IS red superzoom PLUS 1-year New Leaf Spills & Drops warranty for $90 with free shipping. Simply add the camera to the bundle (blue button) and add the bundle to the shopping cart (green button) and you are good to go. No coupons, no rebates! This is a new condition camera with a USA warranty. The New Leaf warranty covers spills and drops which are not typically covered by manufacturer warranties.

Canon 50mm f1.8 II (imported/grey) for $98

Included in the camera sub-section of the eBay Deals is the new condition Canon 50mm f1.8 II lens offered for $98 with free shipping by eBay seller RedTag Camera (99.9%). There is no mention of a warranty on the product page and they are not an authorized Canon dealer, so this is likely an imported / grey-market model. As such, it is not eligible for the Canon mail-in rebates. This is a simple prime lens in double figures, so, for some, this may not be an unreasonable risk to take. The blessed by Canon USA model goes for $105 after a $20 mail-in rebate at authorized dealers (eg B&H Photo, Adorama). Not sure how many people would want to go through the hassle of a mail-in rebate for $20, unless they are buying other Canon DSLRs and lenses that are also part of the mail-in rebate promotion. So if you are interested in this lens, the trade-off: imported vs mail-in rebate. We blog, you decide!

(DEFEATED) Refurbished Olympus XZ-2 black for $240

UPDATE (12/9/14 at 3:05am ET): The Amazon Deal of the Day for Tuesday 12/9/14 is the new condition Olympus XZ-2 (black) on sale for $180 with free shipping (limit 2 per customer). This obviously defeats the $240 refurbished price!

Looking for a RAWsumer without breaking the bank? The Olympus Outlet Store is offering the factory reconditioned black Olympus XZ-2 for $240 with free 2-day shipping and a 90 day warranty from Olympus. No coupon needed. It has a hot-shoe and a touchscreen among other things.

(ENDED) Tuesday Lightning Deals: Canon 28-135 f3.5-5.6 IS, Rokinon (C), Tamron 70-300 (A), Datacolor, etc

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