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

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) 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

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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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).

(ENDED) Ends 7:40pm ET: One Year Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan (Photoshop CC + Lightroom) (12 month prepaid gift card by mail) for $96

This 4-hour lightning deal expired… The One Year Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan (Photoshop CC + Lightroom) (12 month prepaid gift card by mail) is on sale for $96 as a limited time lightning deal of the Amazon Gold box. Offer ends by 7:40pm ET or earlier if sold out. As of 3:44pm ET, it is 28% claimed.

Panasonic G6 w/14-42mm drops to $500

The Panasonic G6 with 14-42mm was going for $550 with a $100 B&H Photo gift card. That promotion expired, but now the price of the camera has dropped to $500 at various authorized Panasonic dealers, including Amazon itself (limit 2) and Adorama and B&H Photo. No free gift cards at the moment.

Premium Photoshop Add-On Bundle for $39

Stacksocial is offering this Premium Photoshop Add-On Bundle for $39. Four different companies are included in this bundle. This is an instant digital download, with no refunds. Photoshop is NOT included.

(ENDED) Pay $80, Get $100 iTunes electronic gift card (limit 2)

This limited time offer expired but iTunes Gift Card sales are recurring…

To the eBay Deals we return where we find another iTunes electronic (delivered by email) gift card sale. This time, you Pay $80, Get $100 iTunes electronic gift card delivered by e-mail. Limit two per customer. Sold by PayPal Digital Gifts. Over 2300 sold so far. This is a 20% discount. Think along the lines of camera and photo apps, and interactive photography-related or camera-instructional e-books, some of which are iPad exclusive. As with all eBay daily deals, it is a limited time offer.

$20 off an order of $100+ when paying with VISA Checkout

This is of interest for general purchases and also for items that don’t often go on sale on their own. Good until 12/20/14, Tigerdirect and VISA are running this promotion: Get $20 off an order of $100+ at Tigerdirect when you pay with Visa Checkout. No coupon needed, the discount will be applied automatically on eligible orders. The aforelinked page has details, terms, conditions, restrictions.

ProOptic 500mm f8 H.D. Mirror Lens (T-Mount) for $50

Mirror lens action now, the ProOptic 500mm f8 H.D. Mirror Lens (T-Mount) is on sale for $50 with free shipping for a limited time at Adorama.

Nikon WP-N1 Waterproof Housing (for J1/J2 CX cameras) for $100

For a limited time, B&H Photo is offering the Nikon WP-N1 Waterproof Housing for Nikon 1 J1 / J2 Digital Camera for $100 with free shipping. This is only the UW housing. Camera not included.

(ENDED) Saturday Lightning Deals: 1yr of Adobe Creative Cloud (Lightroom/PhotoshopCC), Corel, Ape, 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): Samsung NX3000 with 16-50mm for $350

This daily deal expired… Never a dull moment! The bonus deal of the day at the Amazon Gold Box is a sale on Samsung NX3000 with 16-50mm kits. Prices range from $350 to $360 depending on color/combination. Limit three of each option per customer. Offer ends by 3am ET on Sat 12/13/14 or earlier if sold out.

(SOLD OUT) 12oz Lens Shaped Coffee Mug for $8 w/free S&H (limit 5)

As of a 10:41pm ET recheck, this is sold out with over 1600 lens-mugs sold… And now to the single figure featured items at the eBay Deals, for $8 with free shipping, you can get this 12oz Lens Shaped Coffee Mug from eBay seller “GearXS” (98%) with a limit of five per customer. Dxo has not yet measured this one 🙂

Lytro Illum Light Field Digital Camera for $1300 (optional: receive Flash Free by Mail)

The Lytro Illum Light Field Digital Camera has a double deal at B&H Photo. First up, its price is down to $1300 with free shipping. Next up (optionally), you can send Lytro a mail-in rebate form, and Lytro will send you by mail the Lytro Y68OL TTL Flash. Do not buy the flash on your own! You will receive the Flash by mail after you submit the mail-in rebate. This is not a cash rebate, it’s a product rebate… To locate the PDF of the rebate, look for the “More Rebates Available : (PDF)” below the “Savings Available” in the middle of the top of the B&H product page.

64GB Samsung PRO Class 10 SDXC for $36 (limit 5)

The 64GB Samsung PRO Class 10 SDXC (up to 90MB/sec read, up to 80MB/sec write) is currently on sale for $36 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of five per customer. The 32GB version goes for $20 and the 16GB for $12. They are all on the same product page. Limit five of each. They are not part of the lightning deals, so I don’t know when prices will change. The 64GB is model MB-SG64D/AM. For the other two, replace 64 with 32 and 16 and you get their model numbers.

B&H Photo Deals round-up: Canon, Nikon, Sony Action Cam, Westcott, Oben, Vidpro, Vello, Apple, Bags

In this post, we round up a variety of specials offered at B&H Photo that we haven’t mentioned in earlier posts. We are trying a new format here, we use line-spacing to separate different product categories.

+ Canon 5D Mark III with Pixma Pro 100 printer and 50pk 13×19″ photo paper and 32GB Sandisk SDHC and Canon gadget bag and Watson extra battery for $2450 after $650 prepaid Amex Gift Card via mail-in rebate (you pay $3100 at checkout)
+ Canon Powershot N square P&S for $130

+ Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II USM for $1850 after $150 mail-in rebate (MIR)
+ Canon 70-200mm f2.8L II IS USM with bonus 77mm Luminesque filter kit for $2050 after $150 MIR

+ Nikon D810 body only with bonus 32GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC, Camera Bag, Extra battery for $3000 (ends 12/13/14)
+ Nikon D610 body only with bonus 16GB Ultra SDHC, Camera Bag, Extra battery, Freewave remote shutter release for $1500 (ends 12/13/14)
+ Nikon DSLR & Lens Buy Together and Save instant rebate promotions

+ Sony Accessory Kit for Action Cam for $25 with six items included
+ Sony HDR-AS20 HD POV Action Cam plus 32GB Sandisk Extreme microSDHC for $130

+ Westcott 24×24″ Soft Box with Bowens S-Type Adapter Ring for $24
+ Westcott X-Drop Kit (5 x 7′, Eminence) for $75
+ Vidpro Professional Photo & Video LED Light Kit for $120
+ Stellar Lighting Systems STL-Varicolor336 Artist On-Camera LED Light with NP-F550 Type Battery for $150
+ 25% off Vello Light Modifiers (12 options)
+ Vello Ringbox for $60

+ Lowepro Pro Messenger Bag 160 AW (Slate Gray) for $80
+ ikan IBG-SCT Scout Backpack for $80

+ Oben AT-3421 Aluminum Tripod With BA-106T Ball Head for $100
+ Oben Monopods (three options $75 to $90)

+ Apple 13.3″ MacBook Pro MD101LL/A Notebook Computer for $980 (Core i5, 4GB, 500GB, Intel HD 4000, 1280×800, Dual USB 3.0 Ports & Thunderbolt Port, Superdrive, etc)

Refurbished Nikon Df for $2100 (either color)

B&H Photo is offering the refurbished Nikon Df for $2100 in either the silver Df or the black Df.

The Df with 50mm f1.8 is on parallel sale, going for $2250 in either silver Df or the black Df.

Refurbished 8GB Lytro with case for $80

Today’s eBay Deals have a very early adopter feel to them, from a bluetooth gramophone (!) to the previously mentioned Pixelstick, to 3D printers, and of course, light field photography. The manufacturer refurbished 8GB Lytro camera with free case is offered for $80 with free shipping in two color choices by eBay seller “voodublu” (99.4%). The seller has its own promotion, save $15 for every time items you buy (Lytro is part of the promotion). The eBay listing has a limit of five Lytros per customer.

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.