Ends Wedn PM: 15% back in Rakuten Rewards

Good until Wednesday night (1/10/18), Rakuten is offering 15% back in rewards on almost all purchases made at the Rakuten website. You must be a rewards member (free to join) in order to get the 15% back in rewards. You pay the price you see on the website. This is not a discount coupon. Infact a coupon is not needed.

(ENDED) Thursday: 7artisans 25mm f1.8 MF (Sony E system), Etc

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Pre-order various new Items from CES 2018: Rokinon 14mm f2.8 Auto Focus (Canon), Godox, Insta360, Etc

CES 2018 is here and a number of new photography accessories and related products have been announced! You can find all 50+ options at the B&H CES 2018 pre-ordering page. Among them:

+ Rokinon AF 14mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon EF for $799 (early February 2018 estimate)

+ Godox AD600Pro Witstro All-In-One Outdoor Flash for $899

+ Insta360 Nano S 360 degree camera for $239

+ various Small HD monitors, High Point and QNAP storage, Panasonic camcorders and more. See them all at the B&H CES 2018 pre-ordering page

Refurb Olympus 45mm f1.8 [m43] for $240 [UPDATE: coupon not working!]

UPDATE 6:54pm ET: the coupon code CYBERSAVINGS is not working! Their shopping cart says it is not valid, but the coupon is shown on the Olympus USA Outlet store page. It may be a technical issue, or an error in the coupon, or an error in the display of the coupon. Or they posted it too early or too late. Thanks to our readers for the alert! All apologies for the confusion…

The factory reconditioned Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 goes for $240 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty in the black color scheme at the Olympus USA Outlet store. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. The coupon is a limited time offer.

In new condition, this lens goes for $324 at authorized Olympus USA dealers such as Amazon itself and Adorama and B&H Photo.

Refurb Olympus ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II for $360 [UPDATE: coupon not working!]

UPDATE 6:54pm ET: the coupon code CYBERSAVINGS is not working! Their shopping cart says it is not valid, but the coupon is shown on the Olympus USA Outlet store page. It may be a technical issue, or an error in the coupon, or an error in the display of the coupon. Or they posted it too early or too late. Thanks to our readers for the alert! All apologies for the confusion…

The factory reconditioned Olympus ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II lens goes for $360 with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty from their Outlet store. It is in-stock as of the time of writing. The coupon is a limited time offer.

In new condition at authorized Olympus dealers, this lens goes for $474, eg Adorama and B&H Photo.

Refurbished Olympus ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R [m43] for $60

Zoom-zoom now, the factory reconditioned Olympus ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R micro four third lens goes for $60 plus $5 flat shipping (or free shipping with $100+ orders) and with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty in the black color scheme at the Olympus USA Outlet store. It is in-stock as of the time of writing.

If you want to avoid the shipping fee, you can buy this together with something else over there, eg the $90 17mm f2.8 pancake.

In new condition, this goes as low as $99 during Olympus initiated instant savings sales. At the moment it goes for $124 at authorized dealers such as B&H Photo and Adorama.

Refurbished Olympus 25mm f1.8 [m43] for $200

They are both in-stock as of the time of writing! The Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 Silver micro four thirds lens is offered in refurbished condition in the silver color scheme or the black color scheme for $200 w with free shipping and a 90-day Olympus USA warranty at the Olympus USA outlet store.

In new condition, at authorized Olympus USA dealers, this goes for $324 such as B&H Photo and Amazon and Adorama

Refurbished Olympus 17mm f2.8 [m43] for $90 (limit 1)

Nom-nom the pancakes! In-stock as of the time of writing is the manufacturer refurbished Olympus 17mm f2.8 silver pancake lens for $90 with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty at the Olympus USA outlet store. Shipping is $5 flat. I believe it becomes free shipping with $100+ orders (if memory serves me well). Limit one per customer.

Six Refurbished Olympus Lenses added to Outlet Store

It’s refill time! The official Olympus Outlet store has been refilled with six Olympus micro four thirds lenses!!!

RECOUNT: six refurbished lenses have been added, not eight. It already had two PRO lenses that had been there since the holidays along with the E-M1 II body.

We have separate posts for these lenses under our Olympus posts

Pre-order new Panasonic GH5S mirrorless for $2500

CES 2018 is here and with it we have our first major interchangeable lens camera announcement, it is the brand new Panasonic GH5S, yes, the S is part of the name, it is not plural, SAD that so many companies fail at such a simple thing in product naming 🙂 The new GH5S is a video-priority variant of the GH5, and it is available for pre-ordering for $2500 at B&H Photo and Adorama

Having won 2017 with a 13 vs 8 score, Mirrorless scores the first “goal” of 2018 against DSLRs. That D-Rebel T6 is a leaky goalie 🙂

PanaVise 301 Standard for $28 w/free S&H after coupon

The new condition PanaVise 301 Standard PanaVise currently goes for $33.66 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. But that’s not all, there’s also a 15% off green clip-on coupon, dropping the price to $28.61 with free shipping. This is not a lightning deal.

Mon Daily Deals: Typhoon Q, WD HDDs, Vivitar Action Cam

In this post, we round-up some of the remaining Monday daily deals. The Amazon ones are under the Yellow Brick Road of Gold Box tagged posts

+ Vivitar 4K Action Camera with Remote for $50 by Best Buy, model DVR917HD-BLK-BB

+ Yuneec Q500 4K Typhoon Quadcopter RTF with CGO3 4K Camera, ST10+ & Steady Grip for $470 plus $5 flat shipping at Woot Electronics (new condition)

+ factory reconditioned Western Digital External MyBack HDDs for $83 to $143 at Woot Computers with six month WD warranty. Options: 4TB, 5TB, 6TB

Ends Mon PM: $5 Per Magazine Per Year: Digital Photo PRO or VideoMaker

The theme of this weekend sale at DiscountMags is a $5 sale. Of photography interest, “Digital Photo PRO” and “Videomaker” go for $5 per year each, for print subscription, which is a pretty good price for them… Outdoor Photographer and Digital Photo also go for $5 per year each, but sometimes the weekend sale has those under $5, so you can wait on those if you don’t want to sign up right away… Sale ends Monday night…

Starts 12pm ET Today and Tuesday (FREE to Watch): “Introduction to Alternative Processing in Photography”

Starting at 12pm ET today is a class streaming today and on Tuesday at CreativeLIVE by Daniel Gregory, running 12pm to 7pm eastern time on each day, “Introduction to Alternative Processing in Photography”. A total of 39 lessons are included, and you can see the list under the LESSONS sub-tab over there.

For more upcoming classes for today and the next few weeks, check their CreativeLIVE ON-AIR schedule page…

30% off Calendars with AdoramaPIX coupon

A new coupon is running until 1/15/18 night (a week-long coupon) at AdoramaPIX. Coupon PXCALEM gets you 30% off Calendars purchased over there. The coupon cannot be combined with other offers. Free shipping with $49+ orders.

B&N Buy More, Save More coupon (up to 20% off)

Good until Wednesday 1/10/18 night, coupon code MOREPLEASE gets you the following discounts based on the order total amount at the Barnes and Noble website:

+ 10% Off Orders of $35 or More
+ 15% Off Orders of $60 or More
+ 20% Off Orders of $100 or More
+ Coupon Exclusions apply as usual
+ free shipping with orders of $25+ or if you are a member

The Clearance section is another place to look for deals. You can drill down the sub-categories or go directly to the Photography Clearance section. There’s also this 30% – 75% off Clearance page.

Monday: 20% off $300+ Monoprice orders

If you are planning a big Monoprice purchase, coupon code RES18 gets you 20% off orders of $300+ in eligible items at the Monoprice website. You can test the coupon in the shopping cart over there without logging-in or creating an account. The $300 minimum must be reached with eligible items. Exclusions apply. One redemption per customer. This ends Monday night at 11:59pm pacific time (or so)…

Speaking of Monoprice, a number of their USB-C chargers are now in-stock and shipping.

PSA: resist the temptation of Nikon D850 listings by random “Just Launched” sellers!

I just updated the Stock Status Tracker and the situation remains. The Sony a7r III is in-stock at multiple authorized dealers, while the Nikon D850 remains elusive.

The pull for the hard to find Nikon D850 may be strong but resist the temptation to do something very risky/stupid, like buying the camera from random “Just Launched” sellers that offer it on Amazon. Nothing good will come out of such a purchase for you. Resist the temptation! Unfortunately these keep popping up faster than Amazon can take them down.

Starts Mon 4pm ET (FREE): Getting the Most Out of Lightroom

Starting at 4pm ET today (Monday 1/8/18), B&H Photo is hosting / live-streaming a two hour talk by Eric Wessman on “Getting the Most Out of Lightroom”. This is free to watch. It will be streaming live from the B&H Event Space in NY.

(ENDED) Wednesday: 7artisans 25mm f1.8 M43rds Lens, Huion, Etc

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(ENDED) Wedn: VidPRO Cage for Sony a7* for $149, Westcott Omega Reflector for $60, Etc

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(ENDED) Proxelle 700W Photography Softbox Studio Lighting Kit 24″X24″ for $48 with free S&H

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Running until 12:35am ET on Wednesday among the Gold Box lightning deals, the new condition Proxelle 700W Photography Softbox Studio Lighting Kit 24″X24″ is on sale for $48 with free shipping (fulfilled by Amazon). The price before the sale was $60… It is 12% claimed as of 7:49pm ET… It averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 140 customer reviews and has 27 answered questions…

New Instant Savings offers for January 2018

January is here and with it another round of manufacturer-initiated instant savings promotions. Over 500 products are participating in these, you can find them all using the various categories and filters at Adorama. More on these later in the week as I “digest” them…

GoPRO HERO6 Black action cam for $399

If you missed the previous sale, fear not, it is back! It is the new condition GOPRO HERO6 BLACK going for $400 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with up to three per customer at the sale price. This is not a lightning deal.

UPDATE: also going for $399 at Adorama and B&H Photo [corrected link]…

ODP/OMX: 1c after Rewards Duracell AA/AAA Alkalines

It is Sunday and that means a new week of offers is running at the Office Depot Rewards. Running until Saturday night of this week, for in-store or online purchases, it is the return once again of the Duracell Battery Rewards. This is the 1-cent after rewards variant of the promotion.

The offer is as before, you pay full price in store or at the website, and a few weeks later, the price of the batteries you paid (but not the sales tax), minus a penny, is added to your Office Depot Rewards program. You have to have a rewards account (free to join) and you must enter it in your online account profile if buying online, or show your card or give the cashier your phone number associated with this account if buying at an Office Depot or Max brick and mortar stores.

(ENDED) Tuesday: YI, Anker, Proxelle, Etc

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(ENDED) Tue: Intova Action Cam for $30, Parrot BeBop 2 for $240, Etc

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(ENDED) YI Lite Action Cams $75 to $81, YI 4K for $130+, YI 4K + Gimbal + More for $228+

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(ENDED) RAVPower 16750mAh Portable Charger for $22.49

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(ENDED) KMASHI 15000mAh External Battery Power Bank for $13

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8pk Panasonic Eneloop AA (2000 mAh) for $19 or 16pk for $34 w/free S&H

If you go loopy for Eneloops, the 8-pack of Panasonic Eneloop AA (2000 mAh) is on sale for $18 to $19 with free shipping depending on seller and order totals:

+ B&H Photo for $18.35 with free shipping with $49+ orders

+ Adorama for $19 with free shipping (no minimum purchase)

+ Amazon itself for $19 with free 2-day shipping for Prime members or with a $25+ order

If you need more, the 16-packs of these goes for $33.55 with free shipping at B&H Photo and at Amazon by Amazon itself.

PS: the 2100 number you see on the packaging is the number of recharges. The mAh is 2000 for these!

PS2: if you don’t have to have Eneloops, the AmazonBasics 8-pack of AA rechargeables goes for $14, rated 2000 mAh with up to 1000 recharge cycles.

Fuji X-E2S with Fuji 14mm f2.8 and Metal Hand Grip and Manfrotto case for $849

The Fuji X-system has been around long enough for many generations of released cameras so that gives you more price flexibility if you are willing to buy previous generations models. One such is the Fuji X-E2S body only going for $429 on its own at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself

But what if you want to dive into the Fuji X system with an “old school take pictures with kit”? = a camera with a prime lens instead of a zoom lens; yes, I’m still making up terms as I go 🙂

IF that’s the case, comes to the rescue by offering the Fuji X-E2S with 14mm f2.8 XR and Hand Grip (the Fuji MHG-XE metal hand grip) along with the Manfrotto NX shoulder case, all together for $849 with free expedited shipping.

This is a great price if you happen to want/need both. The 14mm f2.8 lens goes for $800 on its own, eg Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself.

Saturday: FREE Food Photography streaming class

A two in one special! You can get your foodie/cooking fix and your photography fix in one. Food Photography! That’s the headliner of today’s free-to-watch photography classes at the CreativeLIVE ON-AIR SCHEDULE

Other classes:
+ “Fundamentals of Photography 2016” (this continues until Sunday)
+ and other creative classes

(ENDED) Monday: YI Action Cams, RAVpower, Huion, Anker, Etc

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(ENDED) Monday: Genaray, SmallHD, Vello C/F to E-Cameras Accelerators

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Starts Friday 12pm ET: “Portrait Photography Bootcamp” and more FREE to Watch Photography Classes

Friday is here and another round of free streams begins at 12pm eastern today at the CreativeLIVE ON-AIR SCHEDULE as follows:

+ “Portrait Photography Bootcamp”
+ “Basics of Adobe CC”
+ “Fundamentals of Photography 2016” (this continues until Sunday)
+ and more, see them all at the Creative LIVE ON-AIR schedule

Pre-order on Wednesday: new Sony 18-135 OIS and silver a6300

Sony is striking first in CES 2018 in this small “pre CES 2018” window [see Trade Show Calendar] with a couple of new products that will be available for pre-ordering on Wednesday January 10 at 11am eastern:

+ Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS for $598 at B&H Photo and Adorama

+ silver Sony a6300: body for $898, with 16-50mm for $998 at B&H Photo and Adorama

50% off Dell PowerEdge Servers priced $3000+

Dell Refurbished, the artist formerly-known as Dell Financial Services, is back with another coupon. This is a weeklong coupon, running until 1/11/18 at 11:59pm central. Coupon code POWER50DEAL gets you 50% off any Dell PowerEdge Server priced $3,000 or more. Free ground shipping. Coupon cannot be combined with other offers or clearance items.

(ENDED) Sunday: YI, Terramaster, Bags, Anker, Etc

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(ENDED) Sunday: Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for $399, Etc

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(ENDED) Canon coupon at KEH Camera: 5% Cameras, 10% Lenses, 15% Canon Accessories (ends Sun PM)

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Refurbished Wacom Intuos Draw CTL490DW Graphics Tablet with 1-YR Warranty + Corel Paint Shop PRO X9 for $55 w/free S&H

BuyDIG is back with another promotion, it’s a refurbished Wacom + Corel software bundle. For $55 with free shipping, until 1/14/18 (or earlier if sold out), you get these two items:

+ factory refurbished Wacom Intuos Draw CTL490DW Digital Drawing and Graphics Tablet with a 1-year warranty

+ Corel Paint Shop Pro X9 (Digital Download Card)

UPDATE: but wait, there’s another similar offer at BuyDIG. The refurbished Wacom Intuos Art Pen & Touch Small Tablet CTH490AK with a 1-year warranty is bundled with the same Corel software mentioned above for $65 with free shipping until 1/14/18 or earlier if sold out.

50% off Online Classes with Stacksocial Coupon

For a limited time only, coupon code 50LEARN gets you 50% off online courses at the Stacksocial website. The coupon only works on classes and courses, not physical goods or other digital products. Of course it doesn’t hurt to try it if a product is a mix and match of course material and not.

Pre-order new Small HD 703 Bolt Wireless Monitors

The CES 2018 is beginning to build momentum, we have a trio of new Small HD 703 Bolt Wireless Monitors now available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo as follows:

+ SmallHD 703 Bolt 7″ Wireless Monitor for $3500

+ SmallHD 703 Bolt 7″ Wireless Director’s Monitor Bundle (Gold Mount) for $3700

+ SmallHD 703 Bolt 7″ Wireless Director’s Monitor Bundle (V-Mount) for $3700

Apple MacBook PRO sale (20 options; $1199 to $3299)

B&H Photo is an authorized Apple reseller, and they are back with another MacBook PRO sale featuring twenty laptop models, with prices ranging from $1199 to $3299, with free expedited shipping. The sale ends 1/31/18 or earlier if any sell out.

Pre-order Flashpoint XPLOR 600PRO TTL Battery-Powered Monolight with Built-in R2 2.4GHz Radio Remote System (Bowens Mount) – Godox AD600 Pro for $899

CES 2018 is happening at a more reasonable date this year (official start January 9th; see Trade Show Calendar) and this gives more time for the various new product announcements to have more breathing room. Which brings us to a brand new product from Adorama…

… the brand new Flashpoint XPLOR 600PRO TTL Battery-Powered Monolight with Built-in R2 2.4GHz Radio Remote System (Bowens Mount) – Godox AD600 Pro is available for pre-ordering for $899 without transmitter. They also offer four system bundles with transmitters for either Canon, Nikon, Fuji, or Sony for $968. Free shipping…

$11 Photography Classes at Udemy

No coupon code is needed for this one. Good until 1/11/18, most Photography Classes are going for $11 at Udemy. The previous link searches for “photography” but you can use their search box over there to search for any topic of interest, eg Photoshop, or use their Categories to browse through them all.

PS: you replace “graphy” with “shop” and you go from Photography to Photoshop 🙂

Thursday FREE to Watch: Fine Art Photography, Choosing Right Lens, Pho Fundamentals, Etc

Thursday is here and if you are looking for something more educational to watch, among the classes streaming for FREE at the Creative LIVE ON-AIR schedule you can find:

+ “Fine Art Photography: The Complete Guide”
+ “Choosing the Right Lens” repeat of yesterday’s world premiere
+ “Fundamentals of Photography 2016” (this continues until Sunday)
+ and more, see them all at the Creative LIVE ON-AIR schedule