(ENDED) Thursday Lightning Deals: XRite, Orbo, Corel, AA precharged rechargeables

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(ENDED) Thur only: Drift HD Ghost Action Camcorder for $130

This deal of the day expired… The B&H Photo Deal of the Day for Thursday 12/18/14 is the Drift HD Ghost Action Camcorder for $130 with free next day delivery. Offer ends by 11:59pm ET on Thursday or earlier if sold out.

Free Tascam DR-70D recorder with select Canon 5D Mark III kits

If you are interested in the Canon 5D Mark III and also DSLR audio/video, Adorama has these three Canon 5D Mark III bundles that come with a free Tascam DR-70D recorder (goes for $300 on its own). Free accessories are included as well. The mail-in rebate you see there is the usual Canon DSLR mail-in rebate promotion on the Canon 5D IIIs.

8GB Lytro for $100 (16GB for $130)

If you are curious about the Lytro light-field cameras, they are on sale at B&H Photo, with the 8GB going for $100 and the 16GB for $130.

Speaking of B&H, they are offering the Domke F-832 Medium Photo Courier Bag (Black Canvas) for $65 with free expedited shipping.

Speaking of speaking of B&H, they have the 32GB Google Nexus 7 with 4G cellular (first generation) for $140 with free shipping, and no contract. This gets Lollipop too.

64GB Sandisk Extreme Pro Compactflash for $150

The 64GB Sandisk Extreme Pro Compactflash memory card is currently on sale for $150 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 5).

Canon 6D w/24-105 & Pixma Pro 100 & LR5 & extras for $1900 after $650 MIR

If you are fond of mail-in rebates, Buydig has a Canon 6D DSLR + 24-105mm f4L IS bundle that includes the Pixma Pro 100 printer, Adobe’s Lightroom 5 software, 50pk of Canon 13×19 inch photo paper, and a camera bag. The price is $2850 on the website. After you add it to the shopping cart, it drops to $2550. After you receive your order, you submit the Canon mail-in rebate (MIR), and a few weeks after that, you receive a $650 prepaid American Express gift card by mail, making it a $1900 after MIR promotion. Promotion expires 12/21/14 or earlier if sold out.

Lightroom 5 + Canon PIXMA MG5620 AiO Printer for $78 w/coupon

BuyDig has another Lightroom 5 plus printer combo. This time it is the Canon PIXMA MG5620 AiO Printer + Adobe Lightroom 5 for $78 with free shipping when you enter coupon code EMKSWIZZY in the shopping cart. You don’t need an account to test the coupon, just add to cart and enter the code. This promotion expires 12/21/14.

Two 128GB Lexar USB 3.0 flash drives for $60 total w/free S&H

If you are fond of USB 3.0 flash drives for backup and data transfer and such, BuyDig.com has a new promotion, this 2-Pack 128GB Lexar USB 3.0 Flash Drives for $60 total with free shipping! The price is $75 but it drops to $60 after you add it to the shopping cart. You can buy as many as you like during this promotion.

Apple Mac Pro 12-Core Cylindrical Desktop for $8800 (11 options, starting at $2600)

You could get a used Honda Accord for this price, but it won’t help you power through your workflow at lightning speed. For a limited time, B&H Photo has a sale on the space-age cylindrical Apple Mac Pro desktops, headlined by the 12-core 2.7 GHz Intel Xeon E5 model (with 64GB RAM, 1TB Flash Storage, Dual AMD FirePro D700 GPUs (2 x 6GB), lots of ports, etc) for $8800 with free expedited shipping. A total of eleven models are on sale, with prices starting at $2600.

Speaking of Apple, the new 27-inch iMac Retina 5K are $200 off their regular prices ($2300 i5 and $3150 i7).

PS: if you are just now catching up, we are keeping a running (and sprawling) summary of the latest deals at the Latest Deals Summary Situation Room.

32GB Toshiba Flash Air II wireless SD for $32 w/free S&H

Curious about the Toshiba Flash Air wireless cards? The 32GB Flash Air II wireless SD card is currently on sale for $32 with free shipping, for a limited time only, at B&H Photo.

Handevision IBELUX 40mm f0.85 (X/m43/E/EF-M) for $1400

Prime your wallets, here comes a bright lens that will scorch your credit card statement! The Handevision IBELUX 40mm f0.85 Lens is on sale for $1400 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo in four different mirrorless mounts: Fuji X, Sony E-mount, Micro Four Thirds, and Canon EF-M (yes, Canon has a mirrorless system in case you forgot!).

Panasonic GX7 body for $478

The Panasonic GX7 body only is currently on sale for $478 with free shipping at Adorama (4% rewards, free 32GB Lexar, double warranty via mail-in rebate) and at Amazon… The with 14-42mm kit goes for $600.

Panasonic GH3 body plus $100 Gift Card for $700

May all your mirrorless dreams come true! Especially if they include the Panasonic GH3! For a limited time, Adorama is offering this special Panasonic GH3 bundle: the GH3 body only kit, plus a $100 Adorama gift certificate, plus 4% promotional rewards for $700 with free 2-day shipping… Optionally you can add lenses or flashes to your order for a combined purchase discount – click on the small link under “Buy together and save” over there for details… Also optionally, you can double the original Panasonic warranty via mail-in rebate. PDF available over there – look for it on the right side of the page, under “View Available Rebate(s)”.

$150 prepaid VISA via mail-in rebate on select Gitzo Tripods

These are not scary tripods from the 50s scifi movies! They are the photographer’s friend tripods. B&H Photo has a promotion on 51 different Gitzo tripods and assorted accessories that are eligible for a $150 prepaid VISA gift card via mail-in rebate. Prices range from $237 to $1988 with the rebate price factored in. The PDF of the rebate is available on each eligible product page over there.

Sony a58 w/18-55 & $50 Gift Card & extras for $400 (add 55-200 for +$50)

The Pellicle is not a scary creature from a 50s scifi movie! It is your friend! The Sony a58 with the 18-55mm lens and a bonus $50 B&H Photo gift card and a free 16GB Sandisk SDHC and a free holster bag are on sale all together for $400 with free shipping at B&H Photo… Optionally you can add the 55-200mm lens to your order for +$50 or the 55-300 for +$150. Look for these two offers under the “Savings Available” section by clicking the small “View All Savings” link. Other add-on bundle options include Corel Aftershot Pro 2 for +$30.

Panasonic 14mm f2.5 for $300 (ends by 12/18/14)

After a sanity break, we are back with a new burst of specials! We start by serving you all some light breakfast. Pancakes! The Panasonic 14mm f2.5 is on sale for $300 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. Offer ends 12/18/14 or earlier if sold out. Syrup not included!

(ENDED) Wednesday Lightning Deals: Sigma 70-300/4-5.6, Lowepro, ePhoto, Polaroid, etc

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(ENDED) Wedn only: X-Rite i1Display Pro for $155 (or $129 after MIR)

This daily deal expired… The B&H Photo Deal of the Day for Wednesday 12/17/14 is the X-Rite i1Display Pro on sale for $155 with free shipping. If you are okay with mail-in rebates, you can submit a $25 MIR, bringing it down to $129 after MIR. With free expedited shipping. Offer ends by 11:59pm ET on Wednesday or earlier if sold out.

$50 off select popular DSLRs mostly (choice of 185) at Amazon with Two Step Promotion

If you are looking to buy one of these 185 cameras from Amazon, Amazon has a two step promotion that takes $50 off their current prices! It is a two step process, but it’s fairly simple and fast. I just did it before writing this blog-post.

STEP #0: Eligible cameras are mostly DSLRs but there are also some non-DSLRs. Filter by manufacturer on the left side of the promotion page or use this navigation page as your jumping point. Among the eligible cameras:

  • Nikon D4S, Df, D810, D800E, D750, D610, D7100, D7000, D5300, D5200, D3200, (42 options total)
  • Canon 1D X, 5D Mk III, 6D, 7D II, 70D, 60D, T5i, T5, SL1 (39 options)
  • Pentax 645Z, K-5 IIs/II, K-5, K50, K30, K-S1 (33 options)
  • Sony cameras A99, A77 II, A58 (10 options)
  • Panasonic GH4 and GH3
  • Sigma SD1 and SD15
  • Leica RFs and one MF

STEP #1: Buy an Amazon Camera Electronic Gift Card of $0.50 or more (that’s right 50 cents or more). This is an email gift card, not a plastic gift card. You must buy the “Amazon Camera” gift card design. It is the only one eligible for this promotion. You must do this by 12/23/14. You can send the email gift card to your own email address or to someone else. Limit one discount per customer. You are not obligated to buy a camera later, so you have nothing to lose, it’s like having a future option to exercise at a later date if needed.

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When you reach the Checkout page, the shopping cart notifies you that the Gift Card you are about to purchase qualifies you for this promotion. An annotated screenshot crop below is showing this (the part about Amazon Points is unrelated to this promotion, it’s when one has a credit card with rewards points linked to their Amazon account)

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STEP #2: Check your email. Unless the Amazon servers are under heavy load, you will receive your email gift card by email within a couple of minutes. A few seconds after you receive your email gift card, you will also receive another email from Amazon, entitled “Your Amazon.com Promotional Credit for Cameras”. This email notifies you that a promotional credit of $50 has been applied to your Amazon.com account. There is no coupon code to enter. This happens automatically. This $50 promotional credit must be used by 2/7/15 otherwise it will expire.

STEP #3: Pick a camera of potential interest from the 185 eligible camera kits. To test this promotion, simply add one of these cameras to your shopping cart, proceed to the Amazon Checkout page, and look at the top right corner of the Amazon Checkout page. If a camera is eligible, you will see a $50 discount. Annotated screenshot crop example right below…

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If you are interested in a camera not shown in the list, you can always try it out and see whether the discount shows in the shopping cart (I can’t test every camera out there).

If not used, the promotion will remain in your account until 2/7/15, at which point, it will expire.

Get $20 back via mail-in rebate with an order of $100 or more

Tigerdirect has a new 48 hour promotion, good until 11:59pm ET on 12/17/14. Get $20 Back via mail-in rebate on order of $100 Or more at Tigerdirect. This requires a mail-in rebate.

This promotion is stackable with the $20 off an order of $100+ if you pay with VISA Checkout. This is an instant discount, no mail-in rebate.

Strategy: You can do either offer on its own, or you can do both. If you plan to do both, you need an order total of $120 or more, because the VISA Checkout promotion will instantly knock $20 off your price total, so you need at least $120+, in order to also qualify for the $20 back via mail-in rebate promotion on an order of $100 or more.

Over 5000 Adobe Training videos with lifetime access for $79

Stackosocial is offering this bundle of over 5,000 Adobe Training Videos with lifetime access for $79. The bundle is offered by “Train Simple”. No refunds. You must redeem within 60 days after purchase. To access the videos, per the page over there, Web browser, Flash Player, iOS device, or Android device is needed. Please note this covers all Adobe products, not just Photoshop/Lightroom.

Free shipping at NatGeo store

The National Geographic Store has a free shipping store-wide promotion without a minimum purchase required. No coupon needed. This is a limited time offer. A small number of items are excluded as usual for various reasons. The link on the free shipping promotion at their page has the exclusion details along with the cut-off dates for Christmas Deliveries.

B&H Photo specials: Nikon D3300, Pana TS5, Canon G/Elph, Lensbaby system, Lighting, Bags, Zeiss bino, etc

In this post, we round up some of the latest B&H Photo specials we haven’t previous mentioned. Similar items are clustered together in a single block, eg all Canon Powershot digital cameras or various Lighting related items or camera bags. Here we geaux… (all these are limited time offers but I don’t know the exact expiration time for each offer)

+ Nikon D3300 w/18-55 and free Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter, extra Watson battery, shoulder bag, 16GB Sandisk SDHC, 2% promotional rewards (all three colors participating)
+ Nikon SB-500 AF Speedlight for $200

+ Sony a6000 w/16-50mm & $50 B&H Photo Gift Card for $600

+ Canon G7x with free Canon leather case and 16GB Extreme SDHC for $700
+ Canon G16 with Canon semi-hard case and 32GB Ultra SDHC for $450
+ Canon Elph 115 IS blue with Built case and 8GB SDHC for $87

+ Panasonic TS5 elementproof for $200 (all three colors)

+ Lensbaby Pro Composer System with free Fisheye Optic for $600 in Canon or Nikon
+ Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye Lens Special for $200 with coupon code SHOPEB413

+ Switronix TorchLED Bolt 220R On-Camera Light with Remote Control Capability for $270
+ Bolt Compact Battery Pack for $55
+ Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc for $25

+ Vello FreeWave Viewer VL Wireless Live View Remote Kit with AV/Shutter & Infrared Cables for $175 (available in different kits for different cameras and camera types)
+ Elvid FieldVision 7″ On-Camera Monitor with Canon LP-E6 Battery Plate and Charger with bonus Watson LP-E6 type battery for $200

+ ikan Explorer Bag for $100
+ Ruggard Navigator bags (five options, $40 to $100; some come with free divider sets)
+ Think Tank Pro Bags sale (ten options)
+ free Road Warrior kit after mail-in rebate with the purchase of select Think Tank rolling bags (eight options)

+ Apple 13.3″ MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Mid 2014), model MGX82LL/A, for $1350

+ Zeiss 8×32 Conquest HD Binocular for $800 with coupon code SHOPEB413 plus free Barska heart rate monitor watch

+ 32GB Eye-Fi SDHC Mobi Wireless Class 10 Memory Card for $77

+ 32GB Lexar Twist and Shout USB Flash Drive for $10 + S&H
+ strategery: this is an order stocking stuffer – you get free expedited shipping if your order total is $49 or more

In-stock nao: Rokinon Cine Lens 4-packs for $1900 (four T1.5 prime lenses)

If you are interested in Cine lenses and Prime lenses, B&H Photo has the Rokinon Cine Lens Four Pack in-stock for $1900 in the Canon and Nikon and Alpha SLR mounts and M43rds. The Sony E-mount remains in pre-order state. The four lenses in this bundle are 24, 35, 50, 85mm T1.5 Cine DS.

In-stock nao: Pentax HD DA 16-85mm f3.5-5.6 ED DC WR

Grab your K-wallets if K-interested in this K-lens, the Pentax HD DA 16-85mm f3.5-5.6 ED DC WR is in-stock and ready to ship for $750 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.

Speaking of Adorama, they have a Sandisk SDHC & Compactflash sale for this week (eight options, 16GB to 512GB, $27 to $630).

(ENDED) Ends Tue night: 25% off any book including photography (max savings $10)

This limited time offer expired but it may return in the future [speculation only]. This was the second time in recent weeks Amazon offered a print book coupon…
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(ENDED) Tuesday Lightning Deals: Rokinon Cine, Corel Paintshop, Ape, Fotodiox, etc

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(ENDED) Nikon D7000 w/18-55mm for $605 (ends Tue 1am ET) [discounted!]

This daily deal expired…
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(ENDED) GoPro HERO4 Black + $50 Gift Card for $500 (Mon only)

This daily deal expired… The main Best Buy Deal of the Day for Monday 12/15/14 is the GoPro HERO4 Black 4K Action Camera with a free $50 Best Buy Gift Card bundled together for $500 with free shipping.

(ENDED) ikan IB500 Dual-Color LED Studio Light for $300

This daily deal expired… The current B&H Photo Deal of the Day is the ikan IB500 Dual-Color LED Studio Light offered for $300 with free shipping. Offer ends by 11:59pm ET on Tuesday 12/16/14 or earlier if sold out. This also includes two free items: A) ikan PBK-A-X Pro Battery Adapter Kit with XLR P-Tap, and, B) ikan YK500 Yoke.

Latest Deal Summary updated

If you are just now catching up with the action and want to see a not-so-quick summary, I just updated the Latest Deals Summary Situation Room by removing all the expired deals. For this holiday season, as an experiment, we are keeping the Situation Room running until the end of the year. So you have two options, you can check the stream here as they happen and also check the summary over there.

Refurbished Nikon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G VR SLR drops to $310

The manufacturer refurbished Nikon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G VR SLR lens dropped from $330 when we started the Black Friday madness to $310 with free shipping at Adorama.

Nikon D7000 body only for $490 (limit 3) [updated]

The Nikon D7000 body only is discounted gain! It is now going for $490 (was $500, was $485) with free shipping, with a limit of three per customer, at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is a live price, not part of the lightning deals, so only the future knows if/when it will change. This was going for $525 the previous time I checked… Price updated on blog on 12/16/14 at 3:22am ET…

Now shipping: Aries BlackBird X10 Quadcopter for $700

For the early adopters and quadcoptographers, the new Aries BlackBird X10 Quadcopter is now in-stock and ready to ship for $700 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.

Panasonic FZ1000 w/$100 Gift Card for $900

The Panasonic FZ1000 continues to go for its early-adopters/premium price of $900 but it is getting a freebie at Adorama, a $100 Adorama gift card automatically included with your order while this promotion is running.

Sony a7s with Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone for $2500

Mirroring (ha!) the previously mentioned Panasonic GH4 offer, you can also get a free Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone when you purchase the Sony a7S body only for its usual price of $2500 at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Chromecast for $30 w/free S&H with $20 Google Play credit

For a limited time only, you can get the Google Chromecast for $30 with free standard shipping for all (not just Prime members) at Amazon by Amazon itself. In parallel, Google has a promotion that gets you $20 promotional Google Play credit. You have to activate the Chromecast by a certain date in order to get the $20 Play credit. Details at the Amazon promotion page and the chromecast.com/offers website… There are a number of apps and ways to use a Chromecast for photography-related purposes…

NOTE: if you are not a Prime member, you must select Standard Shipping when buying at Amazon in order to get the free shipping during this promotion. (different people have different default shipping options, so you may not need to do this).

Fuji X100T In-Stock for $1300 with either 4% rewards or free case

After a week, we just updated the Fuji X100T stock status page and we have some good news for the T-hunters! The camera is in-stock at major retailers, and we have the first wave of promotional freebies. Adorama has both the black X100T and silver X100T in-stock for $1300 with 4% promotional rewards. 4% of that is $52, which you can use on future purchases. Meanwhile Samy’s Camera is offering a free case… B&H Photo has the silver in-stock but no freebies at the moment… Check the Fuji X100T stock status page for the latest situation.

Sony a7r body with Oben CT-3451 Carbon Fiber Tripod With BE-113T Ball Head for $2100

If you are looking for both a Sony a7r body only and a tripod, B&H Photo is currently offering the Sony a7r body only for $2100 with free shipping with this free item included automatically by B&H, the Oben CT-3451 Carbon Fiber Tripod With BE-113T Ball Head. This promotion is good as long as you see it mentioned right below the product name at the B&H Photo website.

Panasonic GH4 new freebies: Rode VideoMic or other options

The Panasonic GH4 body only kit remains at $1500 but it has more freebie options. At B&H Photo you get a free Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone. At Adorama, you get a free $50 gift certificate and 32GB SDHC or a free battery and 32GB SDHC and 4% promotional rewards. 4% of $1500 is a sizable amount = $60 to be used in a future purchase.

Deal Survivors: LR5 + Canon printer for $80, K50, A, E-M10 2LK, NEX-5TL 2LK, etc

It looks like we have a winner of the Black Friday 2014 “Deal Survivor” “contest”. The Adobe Lightroom 5 bundled with the Canon MG-5520 AiO printer for $80 with free shipping is still alive and kicking at BuyDig.com (you have to add it to the shopping cart, the price drops from $150 to $80 after you add to cart).

Alternatively, in a similar bundle at BuyDig, you can get Adobe Lightroom 5 bundled with the 2TB Western Digital Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $100 (the price shown in $140, simply add to cart, and it drops to $100).

Other “Deal Survivors”:

+ 37 (!) different Pentax K-50 offers start at $367 to $400 (with $50 GC) at Adorama with free AF-200FG flash and 4GB Eyefi card and promotional rewards and such. There are many kits with different freebie options there, so do pay attention to the individual listings
+ Olympus E-M10 with 14-42mm and 40-150mm and free bag for $700 at Olympus Store and Amazon by Amazon itself
+ Nikon A for $450
+ manufacturer refurbished Sony NEX-5TL with 16-50 & 55-210 for $400 by Secondipity on eBay
+ Unlocked Amazon Fire Phone (32GB, GSM, no contract, no commitment) with one full year of Amazon Prime (good for new or existing Prime members) for $230 total (one year of Prime goes for $100 on its own)
+ you can fish for more at the Latest Deals Summary Situation Room

(ENDED) Panasonic G6 w/14-42 and 45-150 for $516

This limited time offer expired…
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(ENDED) Monday Lightning Deals: Samyang Cine, Corel, Aee, ePhoto, 256GB PNY SDHC, etc

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Samsung NX3000 w/20-50 drops to $330 (w/16-50 for $360)

The Samsung NX3000 with the 20-50mm kit lens is down to $330 with free shipping, in either the black or the white color configuration at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of two per customer. In parallel, the NX3000 w/16-50mm in black or white, almost matches Friday’s lightning deal price, it goes for $360 instead of $350… These are not part of the lightning deals.

(ENDED) Fuji X-A1 (blue) two-lens kit drops to $450

As of a 12/15/14 at 4:37pm ET, this promotion expired and the price went up to MSRP levels… If you or anyone you know likes (or at least does not hate) blue cameras, we have another $50 discount on the blue Fuji X-A1 two-lens bundle at Adorama, you can now get it for $450 with free shipping: the X-A1 with 16-50mm and 50-230mm lenses, a free camera bag, a 16GB Toshiba SDHC, and 4% promotional rewards (=$18). Only the blue kit is discounted in this fashion.

More Ricoh GR discounts: with either GF1 or GV1 for $567 (both for $650)

Another round of discounts for the Ricoh GR Big Sensor Prime, as of the time of writing, the prices have dropped as follows:

++ with GF1 Flash for $567 (was $600) at Adorama
++ with GV1 Viewfinder for $567 (was $600): Adorama
++ with both GF1 Flash and GV1 Viewfinder for $650 (was $677) at Adorama

Panasonic ZS30 compact-zoom for $250

The black Panasonic ZS30 compact-zoom with a bonus 8GB SDHC and 2% promotional rewards is on sale again, going for $250 with free shipping at Adorama.

(ENDED) Sunday Lightning Deals: Datacolor, ePhoto, Nixplay, etc

Today’s round of camera and photo deals expired. For future offers, check the Amazon Camera & Photo Lightning Deals… Expired highlights after the jump…

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(ENDED) Photography Magazines for $5 per year (Ends Sun 11:59pm ET)

This weekend promotion expired…
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(ENDED) Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System for $300

This daily deal expired… The current B&H Photo Deal of the Day is the Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System offered for $300 with free shipping. Offer ends by 11:59pm ET on Sunday night (or earlier if sold out).