(ENDED) Force1 UDI U818A Wifi FPV Drone for $70; RAVpower Rotating 4-in-1 Power/USB Plug for $8

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Nikon D850 Body eBay Auction-style listing: $2669 with 18 bids [closes Wedn AM]

Today’s update of the Stock Status Tracker finds a Nikon D850 Auction listing by an individual eBay seller, offering the camera in new condition, with five pictures of their camera. This auction-style listing is at $2669 with 18 bids as of the time of writing. The listing ends on Wednesday at 6:50am eastern.

FREE to Watch (starts 4pm ET): Leica M Typ 240 Fast Start Class World Premiere!

The second feature in today’s Leica double header at CreativeLIVE starts at 4pm eastern, the live-recording world-premiere of the Leica M Typ 240 Fast Start. It is free to watch while it is part of the CreativeLIVE On-Air schedule.

If you missed it earlier today, it is repeating at least until tomorrow 12pm ET (sometimes the reruns continue for a second day), the Leica M10 Fast Start. Both are half-day classes.

New Blog Experiment: Related Posts/Deals

A new blog-experiment is in progress! Using “Related Posts” type of plug-ins to show related deals/posts on individual blog posts. For example, here’s a Mitakon Speedmaster post with related links below it.

It is an experiment for now, since the various “Related posts” widgets don’t have a way of knowing that something expired, you can only filter by Categories and Tags, not by looking for ENDED or EXPIRED in the post text. Mayhaps to make the most of it I’d need to use a category/tag marking either the expired or the living deals [which with take a lot of time in adding Expired Tags, or a lot of time to develop related posts if I add Living Tags]

As usual, please feel free to let us know in the comments or using the contact form.

FREE to Watch (starts 12pm ET): Leica M10 Fast Start Class World Premiere! [followed by M Typ 240 Class]

Leica fans, today is your day at the CreativeLIVE On-Air. Starting at 12pm eastern today (Thursday 3/15/18) they will have the world premiere of a brand new “Fast Start” class with John Greengo, it is the Leica M10 Fast Start. The class is free to watch via streaming while it is featured at the aforelinked On-Air page. This is a LIVE recording, in Seattle, in front of a live studio audience! Look under your chairs audience, you get a red dot, you get a red dot, you get a red dot! Just the red dot, not the whole camera ^_^.

But wait there’s more! It’s a double header day. After they come back from lunch, starting at 4pm eastern they will have the live-recording world-premiere of the Leica M Typ 240 Fast Start, live-recording/streaming for free as well.

Since John Greengo has not been cloned, these are half-day classes. If you miss the original live airing, they typically replay throughout the day and night until 12pm eastern of the following day.

+ CONTINUES: Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp until April 6
+ MAR-29: Flash for Dramatic Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-29: Flash for Beauty Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ MAR-30: Flash for Children/Family Images (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ APR-05: The Wedding Story (WORLD PREMIERE)
+ the above is just a sampling, see them all at the CREATIVE LIVE On-AIR Schedule

(ENDED) Friday Gold Box: Dolica, NIX, RAV, Anker, Budget Light Meter, Etc

These expired BUT for more Gold Box posts here, follow the Yellow Brick Road of Gold-Box tagged posts

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(ENDED) B&H 2-Day: Pacsafe Anti-Theft for $15, Pinnacle [updated]

These expired BUT for more action, check the B&H Featured Sales

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(ENDED) Dolica GX600B200 Proline GX Series 60-Inch Aluminum Tripod and Ball Head for $36 [ends 6:45pm ET]

This lightning deal too ran out of juice (aka expired)…

Live inside the Gold Box lightning deals until 6:45pm ET you can get the new condition Dolica GX600B200 Proline GX Series 60-Inch Aluminum Tripod and Ball Head Combo for $36 with free shipping and handling. The price before the sale was $50 when I posted the Friday lightning deals

(ENDED) Monoprice coupon duet: $5/$25+ OR 20% off $150+ orders

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(ENDED) Doorbuster: G-raphy DSLR Backpack for $9

This lightning deal expired but now we have a pattern we this DSLR backpack has now been at $10-ish twice in the lightning deals…

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(ENDED) 48% off Laptops & Desktop w/Dell Refurbished coupon

This 2-day coupon expired…

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Still good: Canon PIXMA MG2522 All-in-One Inkjet Printer for $20

We mentioned this offer in late February and as of this recheck, it’s either still good or it has returned…

It’s the softer side of Walmart! The new condition Canon PIXMA MG2522 All-in-One Inkjet Printer is on sale for $20 in the white color scheme. Limit up to ten printers per customer at the sale price. Free 2-day shipping with orders of $35+ or free store pickup where available/possible. Walmart no longer has a Prime-like service, so everyone gets free 2-day shipping with $35+ orders of eligible items (not everything). This printer is eligible if it is part of a $35+ order (eg two printers). No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout.

Kodak EKTRA 32GB Smartphone with Case and Remote for $120

If you are feeling Kodak nostalgic and need an Android smartphone as well, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Kodak EKTRA 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Black) for $120 with free shipping and TWO free accessories: a Kodak leather case for the camera phone and a Kodak remote shutter release.

The phone has a 5″ FHD (1920 x 1080) display with 3GB RAM, the Helio X10 ten core processor, 32GB storage, USB-C, NFC (so you can pay with your cameraphone too), 21mp f2 OIS lens, and a DSLR Dial simulated on the touchscreen using vibrations.

1-Year 2TB SpiderOak ONE Cloud Storage subscription for $30

Flash sales are all the rage these days. Stacksocial is offering a 1-Year 2TB SpiderOak ONE Cloud Storage subscription for $30. You can connect as many devices as you like and it supports Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android.

GoPro Omni (All Inclusive) for $1999

You get a GoPro! You get a GoPro! Repeat four more times! B&H Photo is offering the GoPro Omni (All Inclusive) spherical rig which includes six GoPRO HERO4 Black Cameras, along with the Omni rig and a variety of accessories necessary to configure it as a six-camera critter.

Samyang 35mm f1.4 FE for $699 [and more E-lenses]

The Samyang 35mm f1.4 FE autofocus lens for the Sony E system is on sale for $699 with free shipping at B&H Photo where it headlines a sale of a trio of Samyang lenses for a limited time. The other two Sony E Samyang lenses on sale, also found at the same link, are:

+ 8mm f2.8 fisheye II for $259
+ 85mm f1.4 IF for $249
+ only the 35/1.5 is autofocus; the two above are manual focus;

Speaking of the Sony E-system, B&H also has a sale on the SLR Magic Cine 35mm f/1.2 FE for $299 with free expedited shipping and 2% promotional rewards (about $6 to spend in the future at B&H)…

Canon 5D Mark IV body + Pixma PRO 100 printer + Various Extras for $3249 after $350 MIR

If you are not afraid of mail-in rebates and prepaid AMEX gift cards, B&H Photo is back with another Canon 5D Mark IV mail-in rebate offer. You pay $3599 at checkout, and for that you receive the Canon 5D Mark IV body only, the Pixma PRO 100 printer, a 50pk of 13×19″ photo paper (aka “the trusty sidekick” of the printer), an extra Canon LP-E6N battery, and a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC memory card. Then following the instructions and deadlines you submit the mail-in rebates and a few weeks later, if all is well, you receive a $350 prepaid AMEX gift card mail-in rebate, making this an $3249 after $350 MIR offer.

7artisans Photoelectric 35mm f2 for $135 (Fuji X), $145 (Sony E)

The mirrorless system also brought with them a new generation of lens manufacturers such as 7artisans. I don’t know if these lenses are made by exactly seven optical artisans or they are made for photographic artisans, but the 7artisans Photoelectric 35mm f2 lens is currently on sale for $135 with free expedited shipping in the Fuji X system at B&H Photo, while the Sony E version goes for $145…

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 for $279 to $289 most systems; $329 Nikon AE, $379 Canon AE

Keeping it real with manual focusing, the Rokinon 14mm f2.8 IF ED UMC lens is on sale for a limited time for $279 to $289 in various systems (Pentax K, Sony A and E, Fuji X, Canon EF, and Olympus Four Thirds DSLR system). Meanwhile the chipped models (with “AE chip”; the lenses are fine, they don’t have things broken off “chipped”) go for $329 in Nikon and $379 in Canon, all these at B&H Photo… Some of these options also earn 2% promotional rewards…

Mount-IT Sit-and-Stand (and Pixel Peep) Desk Mounts sale

Pixel-peep ergonomically with the Mount-It Sit and Stand desk mounts on sale for a week at Adorama. Various options are available. The price you see is the price you pay; no coupon, no rebate. Prices range from $136 to $303 with six options available.

Speaking of Adorama, their lens madness sale continues with over 600 options. This is a mix of sales and manufacturer-initiated instant-savings and mail-in-rebate promotions.

Recall: quarter million AmazonBasics PowerBanks recalled

We have a product recall alert! Amazon is recalling over a quarter million AmazonBasics PowerBanks because of a fire risk. The recall says that consumers should stop using them and return them for a FULL REFUND! The specific models affected by this are: B00LRK8EVO, B00LRK8HJ8, B00LRK8I7O, B00LRK8IV0, B00LRK8JDC, and B00ZQ4JQAA. Search for these in your orders or email confirmations of orders if you are not certain if you purchased them or not.

Already Amazon has setup a website that automates the return of the affected products. More details via Consumer Reports

Powerbanks take longer to charge, so they are more likely to be left unattended, thus increasing the risk. It’s one thing to babysit a phone charging in a couple of hours, but something that may need 5-8 hours to fully charge is likely to happen overnight or when you are away from the charging area…

8pk AmazonBasics low self-discharge for $12.20

On the AA rechargeables front, Amazon is offering an 8pk of pre-charged AmazonBasics AAs for the very specific price of $12.20. This is not a lightning deal. You can buy as many as you like. They are also available through “Subscribe and Save”. Their stated capacity is 2000 mAh with minimum 1900 mAh. They are made in Japan and can recharge up to a theoretical 1000 times.

If you are close to $25 to get free shipping, check the $5 Gadget posts for a variety of random ideas 🙂

12pk 8.5×11″ Cricut Printable Sticker Paper for $4.46

If your creative endeavors intersect with scrapbooking or at least printing on sticker paper, at the moment Amazon itself is offering 12-packs of 8.5×11″ Cricut 2002530 Printable Sticker Paper for Scrapbooking for $4.46. It is an Add-ON item, so you must place a $25+ order otherwise the shopping cart won’t let you buy it. You can however buy as many of these as you like, so you can get to $25+ with six of these.

Or you can check our previous $5 Gadget posts for other ideas on items that will help you climb over $25…

Best Price Now: 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO UHS-I Class 10 U3 V30 SDXC for $36 with free shipping

We have a new experimental segment (please let us know if you like it or not; your feedback helps shape a lot of what we do and what we don’t do at this blog), the “Best Price Now” segment. This focuses on items that are more of the consumable kind and don’t have big discounts on a regular basis.

If you happen to want/need the 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO Class 10 UHS-I U3 V30 SDXC memory card, the best price right now is for $36 with free shipping at Adorama.

In terms of GB/$, among this line, which ranges from 16GB to 512GB, the “winner” is the 256GB model going for the very specific price of $125.57 by Amazon itself (it looks like the price-bot price-matching got Amazon to have this price).

If you want to max out on available storage option, the 512GB card goes for $287.55 with free shipping at Adorama.

If your camera does not support UHS-II, then you can get a better bang for the buck and possibly better performance with UHS-I. Check the interwebs and forums for specific cameras + specific card combos as theoretical and real-world performance are not always walking hand in hand into the sunset 🙂

(ENDED) Fuji VG-XT1 Vertical Battery Grip for $99 w/FS

As of a 3/21/18 recheck, the VG-XT1 battery grip is up to $200…

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(ENDED) Up to 60% off Portrait and Wedding Classes at CreativeLIVE

This sale ended but CreativeLIVE has sales on a regular basis…

Running until Friday night 3/16/18, CreativeLIVE has a sale of up to 60% off on select Portrait and Wedding classes. The price you see is the price you pay, there is no coupon code. The sale includes classes from Lindsay Adler, Chris Knight, Jasmine Star, Sal Cincotta, Scott Robert Lim, Sue Bruce, Matt Hill, Bambi Cantrell, and more. Each sub-category over there expands horizontally with the arrows showing more options. This includes “Bootcamp” and “Complete” type of classes as well!

(ENDED) Thursday: 10% off your orders at B&N website w/coupon

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(ENDED) Thursday (B&H): Rokinon 12/2 NCS CS for $259 [X/E/m43/EF-M]; Glicecam Centurion for $549; FlashBoss TTL 2-Transceiver Kit for $79 [C/N]

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(ENDED) Thursday Daily Deals: 32GB Sandisk Ultra PLUS microSD, Nexus 9 tablets, Etc

These daily deals expired…

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(ENDED) Thursday’s NewEgg NOW includes LG, Dell monitors

These offers eggspired… Check back on Thursday’s for more QVC-style coupons from Nuevo Huevo…

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(ENDED) Thursday Gold Box: K&F Concept, GVB Gear, Smatree, Etc

These offers ended but for more Gold Box posts here, follow the Yellow Brick Road of Gold-Box tagged posts

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(ENDED) GVB Gear BiColor LED Light Kits for $40 to $50 (two options)

This lightning deal expired but this brand is appearing on a semi-recurring basis in the Gold Box, so it may return in the future again…

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(ENDED) K&F Concept TM2534T Tripod/Monopod for $110

These lightning deals expired…

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(ENDED) KEH Camera Buy More Save More Coupon: $15 to $150 off (depending on order total)

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1TB Seagate Expansion USB 3.0 HDD for $46 w/FS

If you don’t want to put all your storage eggs into one basket, and you like the idea of 1TB external hard drives, the new condition 1TB Seagate Expansion USB 3.0 (model STEA1000400) is currently on sale for $46 with free shipping by Amazon itself. You can buy as may as you want. This is not a lightning deal.

16pk Philips A19 Frosted LED E26 Light Bulb (60W-eq, 2700K, 800 lu) for $22

On the budget side of lighting, Amazon itself is offering the 16-pack of Philips LED A19 light bulbs, frosted, 60W equivalent (8.5W actual), 800 lumens, 2700 Kelvin, Soft White, with E26 base for the very specific price of $21.60. Free shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order [check $5 gadget posts for ideas if you want to climb over $25]. Limit up to six 16-packs per customer. This is not a lightning deal.

Used Panasonic G9 for $1499 + S&H

A late bird update of the Stock Status Tracker has good news for fans of the Panasonic G9! If you are a fan of used, there is one “Used – Demo” condition listing at Adorama for $1499 plus shipping. This is shown under the “Buy for as low as $1499.00 in Used” in small print on their website. I can’t find them by searching their USED department. IF/when they sell out, you will no longer see the used option. Annotated screenshot below:

Free shipping on Gear Rentals of $99+ at BL

BorrowLenses is back with another offer. If you place a camera gear rental order of $99 or more during the promotional period, you can get free UPS ground shipping. As usual, a screenshot outlines the promotion better and faster than I can with words 🙂

Pre-order new Kindle Oasis Gold e-reader (32GB storage)

If gold inspires you to read more, Amazon is now accepting pre-orders for their brand new Kindle Oasis 7-inch e-reader for $280 with the option without Ads for $20 more. Or for $307 you can get the Travel Bundle with a Kindle tote bag and two Kindle branded luggage tag.

A lot of the tech websites are mis-reporting that the gold is $30 more expensive than the standard version because it’s gold but actually that’s not true. The gold color scheme is more expensive because it has 32GB on-board storage, while the $250 option has 8GB storage. The gold version is only available as Wifi-only, no 3G option.

Manfrotto Street Messenger for $30 w/free S&H

Back by popular demand this Adorama doorbusterama is back! The new condition Manfrotto Street Messenger for DSLR kit (along with additional Lenses and laptop) is going for $30 with free shipping. This is a limited time offer. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout…

Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II film/document scanner for $170

The new condition Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II film and document scanner is currently on sale for $170 with free shipping at B&H Photo and by Amazon itself

LOL Amazon Gold Box goes in QVC mode!

Amazon is now turning the Amazon Gold Box into a hybrid QVC channel! Between 11am to 7pm eastern every day, they have a live show talking and showcasing some of the items that are featured in the gold box lightning deals. Volume is off by default. You may or may not see it depending on screen size and device. As of they time of writing, they were QVCing (verb) a Cuisant grill set, then an Alexa smart alarm clock 🙂

Here’s a screenshot of the “live box” in the Gold box 🙂

Speaking of the Gold Box, running until Wednesday at 3am eastern they have a sale on Anker products such as chargers, power banks and cables; and a $6 iPhone X case.

Pakpod Adventure Tripod for $69

A tripod that looks like a creature from a robot horror movie? Yes! It’s the Pakpod Adventure Tripod and it is on sale for $69 at Stacksocial.com. This is a Kickstarter “graduate” project, and comes with a 1-year warranty and all sales final. This embedded YouTube video shows its unique features:

SmallHD 501 5″ HDMI Full HD LCD On-Camera Monitor with Waveform for $599

Adorama has launched another limited time “snapshot” sale. It is the new condition SmallHD 501 5″ HDMI Full HD LCD On-Camera Monitor with Waveform, 1920×1080 going for $599 with free shipping for a limited time.

Pay What You Want Photography Bundle: $1+ gets you two classes (DIY Food Photography, Advanced Creative Skills), $14 gets you five more classes

The Stacksocial Pay What You Want Photography Bundle gets you two photography classes with $1 or more: “DIY Food Photography” and “Advanced Creative Photography Skills”. They are about an hour each. Or if you meet or beat the average of around $14, you get an additional five classes (Portrait Masterclass, Travel Photography, Black and White in the digital age, and Become a Better Photographer two-parter), along with two sets of photography assets (pictures to practice on/with). There is a slide-show with details on each class over there.

The 2018 Mac Essentials Bundle for $20

It is back for Mac OS fans! It is the latest incarnation of the The 2018 Mac Essentials Bundle at Stacksocial going for $20 featuring ten MacOS apps. Of photography interest, they have the Movavi Photo Editor by Golden Software. Other software include “Flip PDF” (turn PDFs into digital flipbooks), Concealer (no, not a retouching app, but hide/encrypt files), anti-malware subscription, duplicate files finder, uBar 4 dock, HoudahSpot 4 file finder, 2-year Cargo VPN subscription, BusyCal3 calendar and a classic game.

Corel Paintshop PRO 2018 for $40 Full or $30 Upgrade

Adobe is not the only making imaging software! Corel is alive and kicking and they are offering their PaintShop PRO 2018 as a digital download for $40 full version OR for $30 as a qualifying upgrade (must have a previous licensed version of Paintshop PRO or Ultimate that was not Academic or Home-and-Student or OEM or NFR).

For Photos That Matter
New Release! Photo-editing software

If you prefer more software and digital assets to go with it, they are offering their PaintShop Pro 2018 Ultimate bundle as a digital download for $80 full version or $64 as a qualifying upgrade. This bundle includes Painter Essentials 5 and Aftershot 3 and Perfectly Clear 3 SE (by Altentech Imaging) and the Creative Collection (various brushes, textures and royalty free backgrounds).

If you prefer media by mail, Corel charges an extra $8, however, Amazon has a PC Disc Exclusive version of the Ultimate for $80 with free shipping, and it includes the “MultiCam Video” software. Amazon does not offer the qualifying upgrade $64 option.

Photography Patent Prints for $17 with free US shipping

It’s geeky decoration for the home or office or the studio! Massdrop, a shopping club that is free to join is offering a series of Inked and Screened Patent Prints going for $17 each with free shipping to US addresses. Because of the way their offers and pricing works, an account is needed to see all the details (it is free to join).

There are a couple of photography-related patents included in this set. Page down on the page to see them all. One is the 1963 Polaroid patent by Herbert A. Bing [Google Patents] and the other is the 1938 “photographic camera” by Gustave Fassin [Google Patents]. Look for these in the image carousel over there.

The prints are size 18×24 inch and they are available in your choice of background: chalkboard (black) or blue or white with a grid. The offer runs for three days and a few hours from today (today = 3/13/18). All sales are FINAL.

These will be printed and shipped to you with estimated shipping date being April 6 in 2018. There is no express shipping option. Massdrop products ship slowly, they are the opposite of Amazon’s Prime and PrimeNOW instant gratification deliveries 🙂

If you don’t want to wait, there are various camera-themed patent-prints at Amazon that are Prime eligible.

PS: if you are a fan of cars/automobiles, they have a separate sale on Automotive Patent Prints going for $14 plus shipping each. This offer runs for six days from today.

20% off Groupon Local (custom photo prints offers are there)

The variety of custom photo print offers (photo books, metal prints, canvas prints, wood, photo-gifts, etc) reside under Local Deals at the Groupon website and coupon code SALE3 running until Wednesday night gets you 20% off on up to three different local deals. For each deal, you get a discount on one unit purchased, with a maximum discount of $50 per deal. Restrictions and exclusions apply.

This coupon also gets you 10% off Groupon Goods which are the physical products. That’s where camera accessories and other tangible/consumable goods can be found.

Meike 8mm f/3.5 fisheye for $155 after coupon

A $9 off green clip-on coupon, drops the price of the new condition Meike 8mm f/3.5 fisheye lens from $165 to $156 sold by Voking with the orders fulfilled by Amazon. The price and clip-on coupon is available M43rds and Fuji X among the mirrorless and Canon and Nikon among the DSLRs. The Sony E version is not on sale and does not have a clip-on coupon.