Free 3yr Drops & Spills warranty and 4% rewards with select Pentax SLR Lenses

Adorama is having a limited time promotion where select Pentax SLR lenses get a free three year New Leaf Spills and Drops warranty plus 4% promotional rewards plus free shipping. Adorama will re-open on 10/19/14, so do factor that if you have time-sensitive needs.

$50 Gift Certificate with select Pentax K50 kits

For a limited time (expiration date unknown), Adorama is offering various Pentax K50 bundles with a bonus $50 Adorama Gift Certificate, along with 4% promotional rewards and free shipping. Adorama will re-start processing orders on 10/11/14.

Pentax Q black body only for $116

If you already have Pentax Q system lenses and you need another camera body, the black Pentax Q body is offered for $110 plus $6 flat shipping by Digital Media Source via Amazon. This ships from Digital Media Source, so no free Prime shipping.

Panasonic GM1 w/12-32mm + $100 Gift Card for $700

Adorama has a special bonus on this Panasonic GM1 with 12-32mm. For the usual price of $700, you receive the standard GM1 with 12-32mm kit, plus a $100 Adorama Gift Certificate plus 4% promotional rewards (4% = $28). Please note Adorama will start processing orders again on 10/19/14.

Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 with extras for $1400

If you are not in a hurry to receive this, the Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 Micro Four Thirds lens is going for $1400 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (= $56) and a free 3-year New Leaf Drops and Spills warranty at Adoram. Please note this is currently backordered but you can lock the price/offer by buying. Please also note that Adorama will re-open on 10/19/14.

Fuji X100S with extras and 4% rewards for $1100

A recent price drop has the Fuji X100S Big Sensor Prime down to $1100 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards ( = $44) and free 32GB Ultra SDHC and free Shoulder bag at B&H Photo. Orders will be processed on 10/19/14+.

Refurbished Sony Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA for $703

The official Sony Store is offering the refurbished Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA lens for $703 plus you earn 704 Sony Rewards points with the purchase (if you are a member of their rewards program). This is an APS-C lens for the Sony Alpha SLR mount.

Refurbished Nikon D3100 w/18-55 & 55-200 (both non-VR) for $333

For a limited time, thanks to coupon code GOODS10 you can get the refurbished Nikon D3100 with 18-55mm DX non-VR and 55-200 DX non-VR lenses for $333 at Groupon Goods. The price is $370. The coupon is 10% off, $370 – $37 = $333. The coupon expires at 10/12/14 11:59pm central time (Groupon is central time). Note this is an older DSLR and neither of the lenses is stabilized (VR).

Refurbished Nikon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G ED AF-S VR for $330

If you are comfortable with refurbished lenses, Adorama is offering the refurbished-by-Nikon-USA Nikon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G ED AF-S VR SLR lens for $330 with free shipping and a 90 day warranty. Please note Adorama will reopen on 10/19/14 after the Sukkot Holidays.

In-stock: Lytro ILLUM 40 Megaray Light Field Camera

The new “real camera” Lytro ILLUM 40 Megaray Light Field Camera is now in-stock and ready to ship at its starting early-adopter price of $1600 at Amazon by Amazon herself.

Canon EF 40mm f2.8 for $160 [Imported!]

If you are comfortable purchasing imported / grey-market gear, Abe’s of Maine is offering the Purchase a Canon EF 40mm F/2.8 STM Lens for $160 with free shipping. The regular coupon LOYALTY10 is not compatible with this promotion. This does not come with a Canon USA warranty since it is a Grey Market (Imported) product.

Canon 60D body only with extras for $700

If of all the Canon dSLRs out there you have decided on the good old 60D, it is currently offered for $700 with free shipping and two free accessories (DSLR Shoulder Bag, 16GB Sandisk Ultra UHS-I) at B&H Photo. B&H will reopen on 10/19/14 so keep this in mind if it is a time-sensitive purchase.

Westcott uLite with 26″ Octabox Kit for $55 w/free S&H

B&H Photo is offering the Westcott uLite with 26″ Octabox Kit for $55 with free shipping. Lighting items can be on the big and/or heavy side, so free shipping is nice! Note B&H reopens on 10/19/14.

Fuji 35mm f1.4 XF R for $540

The Fuji 35mm f1.4 XF R X-System lens is currently on sale for $540 with free shipping at B&H Photo. Please note B&H is closed for the Succos Holiday and will re-open on 10/19/14.

Sony a7 and a7r Trade-In Offer Returns: trade any working DSLR for a discount towards a7 or a7r

Tempted by the Fruit of the Alpha? Adorama has a new trade-in offer for the Sony a7 and a7r cameras. The offer has two legs. First you purchase one of the aforelinked Sony a7 or a7r kits. Then you receive the camera along with a prepaid shipping label from Adorama. You use that label to ship to Adorama your old working trade-in DSLR (any model, any year, any manufacturer). More details at the promotional page. You receive your trade-in discount when you place the order.

With the DSLR Trade-In Discount factored in your shopping cart, you pay:
+ $1243 for the Sony a7 body only
+ $1500 for the Sony a7 with 28-70mm FE
+ $1753 for the Sony a7r body only

The Trade-In bonus amount is factored in the prices above and it is variable depending on which model you select. Promotion ends by 12/31/14.

That Nikon D40 KR convinced you to buy a few centuries ago? Trade it in 😉

Please note Adorama will be observing Sukkot, so factor that in the timing of your order.

10% off a single Goods Item (eg electronics) at Groupon Goods

For a limited time, Groupon has a a promotional coupon, use code GOODS10 for 10% off towards the purchase of a single Groupon Goods item (a product, not a service) at Groupon. The promotion expires at 10/13/14 at 3am ET. Maximum savings is $50 (eg after a purchase price of $500, no more discount). This is only good for a single item, not a shopping cart or multiple transactions. They currently list over 40 items (security cameras not counted) at their Camera and Photo page. The promotion is good for over 6000 Groupon Goods (physical products). It is not good for other items they sell (not for local, travel, restaurants, etc)

Refurbished Sony NEX-5TL with 16-50 & 55-210 for $450

The current wave of eBay Deals includes the manufacturer refurbished Sony NEX-5TL with 16-50 & 55-210 and a free bag for $450 with free shipping. This is sold by Secondipity’s eBay store and comes with a 90 day warranty and 30 day returns per the eBay listing.

Speaking of the eBay Deals, you can find a lot of last year’s flagship smartphones refurbished no-contract for under $250 (LG G2, HTC One M7, Moto X, etc).

Epson WorkForce WF-2540 AiO printer for $80 w/free S&H

On the do-it-all-Paul all-in-one double-figures printers front, the Epson Workforce WF-2540 is currently on sale for $80 with free shipping at Best Buy and Amazon by Amazon herself.

PayPal increases time for Buyers to file disputes from 45 to 180 days [effective 11/18/14]

Just in time for Black Friday shopping (new policy effective November 18 in 2014), PayPal is updating their Policy with some changes. The most notable from a buyer’s perspective, they are increasing the window to file disputes for undelivered or not-as-described items from 45 to 180 days. Check your email registered with PayPal for an email message describing these… Cut and paste of the relevant parts below…

“+ We’re increasing the time for buyers to file merchandise disputes (Item Not Received and Significantly Not as Described) from 45 days to 180 days.
+ We’re extending buyer protection to include item not received claims for custom made products.”

PayPal is splitting up from eBay at some point in 2015. I don’t know if the split factored in the decision to make this buyer-friendly change in policy.

DSLR Photography courses for $29 each (Basic or Advanced) [or $39 for both]

AmazonLocal is offering online photography courses from DSLR Pro Academy in this fashion: each course is good for 12 months, it does not have lifetime access. They have two courses for $29 each: “Basic DSLR Photography” and “Advanced DSLR Photography”. Or for $39 you can buy both. Again, keep in mind, you only have 12 months with these courses, not lifetime access. Check the terms/conditions for all the details before buying.

Gallery-Wrap Canvas Prints with free shipping: $29 for 16×20, etc

On the canvas prints with free shipping front, Canvas Focus through Amazon Local has another Gallery-Wrap Canvas Print Offer. The price varies by print size – click on the orange “See Options & Buy” button to see them. The product description shows higher price. They are $29 for 16×20 inch, $39 for 20×24 inch, $49 for 20×30 inch and $35 for a 16×20 inch collage print. Free shipping regardless of how many you buy. You can buy as many vouchers as you like, and send as many as you like as gifts. When redeeming the offer at Canvas Focus ( = making the prints), you can only redeem one voucher per order. But since you get free shipping regardless, this is not an issue. For more details check the terms/conditions/restrictions. Nearly 2500 vouchers got sold so far through this listing. Offer ends in about a week from blog-posting-date.

Custom Metal Prints with Free Shipping (various sizes)

If you are a fan of metal prints, AmazonLocal has a new free shipping offer from ImageToMetal. Free shipping regardless of order size. You can buy as many as you like. When redeeming for prints, you can only use one voucher per order, but since you get free shipping, no big deal. The print sizes are:

+ 8×10 inch for $19
+ 11×14 inch for $28
+ 16×20 inch for $38
+ 20×24 inch for $48
+ ends in about 26 days from today
+ check the page for terms, conditions, restrictions, etc

Speaking of printing, Staples.com (the website, not the stores) has a limited sale for $10 banners, posters and signs of various sizes. Delivery only, shipping is extra.

Whetstone 12 oz. Camera Lens Coffee Mug with Lid for $7

The Staples.com website is trying to increase its profile by having a Daily Deals section and among them you can get the Whetstone 12 oz. Camera Lens Coffee Mug with Lid for $7 each. Limit 10 per customer at the discounted price. Free Ship-to-Store or free shipping if you are a Staples Rewards member (free to join).

Also there, they have another variation of the portable studio in a box going for $32 with the same free ship-to-store or free shipping if you are a Staples Rewards member. This one is branded as the Electric Avenue Deluxe Table Top Photo Studio Photo Light Box, model 82-55614 and comes with four different background colors (not just the blue of other models).

Of strategic interest here, you can use any available Staples Rewards to pay (partially or fully) for these!

Free iOS app: ProCam2 (thru Starbucks iOS app)

The Starbucks iOS app (under “Messages” in the app) has weekly freebies. This week’s freebie is the ProCam2 iOS camera app. There’s a code there that makes the app free in iTunes. The ProCam2 app requires iOS 7 or later to run, but anyone can claim the code. The promotional code is good until 12/30/14. If reading this at a later time, page down and down in your Starbucks Messages iOS app until you find it… Note: the freebie in the Starbucks iOS app is typically different from the one in the Starbucks brick and mortar stores…