Monoprice coupons: $20/$200+ or $5/$25+

Monoprice is back with two coupons that are good until Saturday night at Monoprice.com: SAVING5 (five, not “S”) gets you $5 off a $25+ order, while coupon SAVING20 gets you $20 off a $200+ order. The usual exclusions apply.

In other Monoprice action, they have the following sales:

+ Monoprice MP 22-inch 1080p Battery-Free Pen Display Tablet, Black – 5048 LPI | 2048 Pressure Levels | 200 RPS – PC / MAC for $380 with free standard US shipping

+ Monoprice MP Select Mini 3D Printer (REFURBISHED) for $180 + S&H

+ 63-inch Lightweight Aluminum Portable Monopod for $5 + S&H
+ averages 4.6 out of 5 on 19 customer reviews

+ Mid-Summer Clearance sale

+ free shipping on select tech items under $10

Used Fuji X-T20 Body for $769, Open-Box for $800

The free-streaming Fuji X-T20 “Fast Start” class starts at 4pm ET today (Friday) and if that convinces you on the camera, its current situation is this:

The Fuji X-T20 body only is in-stock for $900 at multiple retailers, but if you are comfortable with used cameras, you can get it in used condition as follows:

+ “USED – Very Good” condition in BLACK for $769 at Amazon Warehouse Deals

+ “USED – Like New” Open Box condition in SILVER for $800 by OneCall thru Amazon or OneCall directly

+ “USED – Demo” condition for $819 at Adorama

PS: if you want the instructions or collect them (don’t judge!) you can get the X-T20 Instructions for $5 at KEH Camera (camera NOT included; only the printed instructions).

LIVE NOW (Free to Watch): Canon M5 and M6 Online Class

LIVE NOW and FREE to Watch during this promotional period at CreativeLIVE is a Fast Start class on the Canon M5 and M6 by John Greengo. You may need a Flash enabled browser if you are not seeing video on a browser without or if you have turned off video-playback and such in your browser.

Select Photography Classes for $29

Creative LIVE has a limited time sale, featuring Select Photography Classes for a limited time for $29 each.

But if you prefer not to pay, and you have schedule flexibility, you can watch classes for FREE when they are originally recording online. Check their ON-AIR SCHEDULE for the upcoming schedule. They have a variety of classes.

Dell Refurbished Coupons: 45% off $499+ Laptops/Desktops, and More

Good until Monday 11:59pm Central time, the following coupons are live at Dell Refurbished, a specialty website of Dell that focuses on reselling off-lease computers, with 100-day warranty (unless otherwise specified in the individual listing over there). Free US ground shipping included. Cannot be combined with other offers. Coupons do not work on clearance items.

+ 45% off Dell Laptops or Desktops priced $499 & up with Coupon Code: DELL45BTS

+ 35% off Dell Laptops or Desktops priced $498 and below (excludes E5440 models) with Coupon Code: DELL35BTS

+ 25% off any item in stock (excludes E5440 models) with Coupon Code: DELL25BTS

+ 50% off Dell 17 – 22 inch Monitors with Coupon Code DELL50MONITOR

+ clearance items excluded; free US shipping

Friday Lightning Deals: NixPlay, Aukey, Usual Camera/Photo accessories

There are over 50 items listed in the Camera & Photo lightning deals (old format) or Full Page format (faster to navigate on Desktop) of the Amazon Gold Box. Due to time constraints I cannot create a detailed listing of them all. The usual assortment of accessories are running throughout the day.

YI Action Camera with Extra Battery for $70

The new condition YI Action Camera available in three color schemes (black, white, yellow) is going for $70 and at the same time it has a promotion that gets you an extra battery for it for FREE. To get the freebie, you must add both items to the shopping cart, and both must by sold by “YI Technology” with the order fulfilled by Amazon.

You can “Add to Cart” from the “Special Offers” section of the camera listing, or you can add them separately, making sure both are sold by “YI Technology” fulfilled by Amazon:

+ YI Action Camera (US Edition)
+ YI Action Camera Battery Replacement

Alternately, the same free battery promotion is available if you purchase the $82 YI Action Camera with Waterproof Case Black. Similarly add the battery to the cart, or use the “Add both to cart” under the “Special Offers” section of the action camera listing.

PS: speaking of YI, their YI M1 camera with 12-40mm and 42.5mm f1.8 M43rds 2-lens kit continues to go for $379.

Dell UltraSharp Monitors on sale (six options)

Dell has a dedicated Dell Deals page and among those at the moment is sale of UltraSharp Monitors, with screen sizes ranging from 24″ to 38″, and prices ranging from $270 to $1170. All these are limited time offers.

Specific models and prices in the screenshot below, along with the 38-inch U3818DW for $1170 (not in the screenshot below but part of the sale)

Rokinon Xeen 24mm T1.5 CINE Lens with $190 Rewards for $1900 [C/N/E/m43/PL]

We begin a Rokinon Trilogy of posts today, starting with the new condition Rokinon Xeen 24mm T1.5 professional CINE lens on sale for $1900 and earning 10% promotional rewards (about $190 to be spent in future purchases) at B&H Photo and Adorama in the Canon and Nikon SLR systems, the M43rds and Sony E mirrorless systems, and the video-friendly PL mount.

PS: the same price is available at Amazon but no 10% promotional rewards.

Rokinon 12mm f2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC Fisheye for $399 [C/N/K/E]

No auto-focusing magic with this lens, it is the new condition Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC Fisheye Lens on sale for $399 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama. Some options earn 2% promotional rewards. This is a limited time offer. It is available in the Canon, Nikon (chipped) and Pentax K SLR systems, and in the Sony E mirrorless.

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 FE Auto Focus for $630 (Sony E)

E-mount photographers who are Rokinon fans are lucky because Rokinon has discovered auto-focusing technology for some of their FE lenses. One such lens is the Rokinon 14mm f2.8 FE Auto Focus lens currently on sale for $630 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Amazon itself (limit 3).

15% off Used Textbooks (includes up to 600 photography books)

Barnes and Noble also has another coupon, coupon code STUDYGROUP gets you 15% off the purchase of USED Textbooks. The coupon only works on used textbooks, not new condition textbooks. Coupon expires August 12, 2017 at 2:59am Eastern Time.

Among those, according to the search results, over 600 photography books qualify as textbooks. Many of these have USED options available. This coupon will only work on USED, not NEW.

15% off one item at B&N website

If you are looking to buy photography books or camera guides or any other books (or anything else they carry) that has the same price everywhere, coupon code SUMAUG17 can get you 15% off one item at The Barnes & Noble website. Some exclusions apply (gift cards, Nooks, ebooks, LEGO toys, etc). Free shipping with orders of $25+ or if you are a paying B&N member ($25 per year). Coupon ends 8/13/17.

PS: the coupon is SUMAUG17 as in SUM(MER) AUG(UST) (20)17. Not SMAUG 🙂 We have to wait until they turn Tolkien’s footnotes into another 10-hour Hobbit cinematic trilogy for that coupon 😉

10% back in eBay Bucks on $50+ items

If you are planning to make purchases of items priced $50 or higher individually (not as a total shopping cart), and you are participating in the eBay Bucks rewards program, check your emails or eBay messages for a new 10% eBay Bucks promotion on $50+ items. You must first activate the offer by clicking on the appropriate spot in the email or eBay message. Without activation, you won’t earn the bonus! The email title is semi-hidden, “Don’t get schooled–earn 10% eBay Bucks now!”, which may not be visible if you are using a phone to quickly skim emails.

A good place to look for ideas are the eBay Deals along with the Trending Deals (shows only 100 trending deals, less overwhelming to look at than their main deals page). There’s also a dedicated search box there that searches only the Deals, not everything else on eBay.

Another way to look for ideas is our eBay Archive posts.

(ENDED) 15% off at KEH Camera on Used Gear in Excellent and Excellent Plus condition

This one-day coupon expired. If you missed it, fear not ~ KEH has recurring coupons every few days, so stay tuned to the blog…

Oops, I knew there was something I forgot about today, and now I remember, thankfully it’s not too late! Good for Thursday, coupon code EX08A gets you 15% off Excellent and Excellent Plus grade gear. KEH specializes in used gear, and they offer a 180-day warranty (except for AS-IS items). This link prefilters items in those two conditions which are the ones eligible for the coupon code.

Thursday Lightning Deals: Usual Camera/Photo accessories

There are over 50 items listed in the Camera & Photo lightning deals (old format) or Full Page format (faster to navigate on Desktop) of the Amazon Gold Box. Due to time constraints I cannot create a detailed listing of them all. The usual assortment of accessories are running throughout the day.

Sony a9 body with FREE 128GB and 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC cards for $4500

The sony a9 body only mirrorless full frame camera goes for $4500 at authorized dealers. At the moment, Adorama is bundling two Sandisk Extreme PRO UHS-II Class 10 U3 SDXC Memory Card, Up to 300MB/s Read and Up to 260MB/s Write Speed. One is 128GB, and the other is 32GB. You also get free Overnight shipping which is nice for a flagship camera, you don’t want it lingering around in shiplandia.

Still Good: FREE Fuji 35mm f2 R Lens with select Fuji X-T1 purchases

The promotion is still good! You still get a free Fuji 35mm f2 R WR lens with the purchase of select Fuji X-T1 camera kits at various Fuji authorized dealers. You can find them all waiting for you in our Fuji X-T1 Free Lens Promotion posts. Some remain in-stock, others are back-ordered but you can still buy them. Some are out of stock but cannot be ordered.

CURRENTLY IN-STOCK: various FUJI X-T1 KITS with FREE 35mm f2R

+ Fuji X-T1 with 18-55mm OIS and 35mm f2R for $1199 at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3)
+ $60 statement credit for PRIME members who pay with either the Chase Amazon VISA or Amazon Prime Store Card

+ Fuji X-T1 with 18-55mm OIS and 35mm f2R and $48 promotional rewards for $1199 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ Fuji X-T1 with 18-55mm OIS and 35mm f2R and FREEBIES (instead of rewards) for $1199 at Adorama
+ the FREEBIES are Green Extreme battery, 32GB Lexar SD UHS-II U3, ProOptic 58mm Filter Kit, Lowepro Format 140 bag, HDMI cable, cleaning kit, and the Corel Software bundle

+ Fuji X-T1 Graphite with 35mm f2R and FREE Overnight shipping for $999 at Adorama
+ $40 promotional rewards instead of Overnight shipping at B&H Photo

WHAT ABOUT THE X-T1 BODY ONLY?

The X-T1 body only with the 35mm f2R lens goes for $800 but is out of stock and cannot be ordered at Amazon.

It is “temporarily backordered” and it can ordered at Adorama where it gets free accessories (Corel software, 32GB Lexar SD, extra battery, Lowepro bag, etc).

Meanwhile at B&H Photo it can also be ordered and their estimate is “Expected availability: 7-14 business days”. This kit also includes a 16GB Sandisk SD card, Ruggard holster bag, Watson extra battery and cleaning cloth.

11×14″ Metal Prints, Buy One, Get 30% off on the Second

It’s metal time! Coupon code PXMTBOGO (PX = Pictures, MT = Metal, BOGO = Buy One Get One) is a promotion that if you buy one 11×14 inch metal print at regular price, you can get a second one for 30% off. In other words, buy two, get 15% off. This at AdoramaPIX until 8/13/17 PM.

Wednesday Lightning Deals: Usual Camera/Photo accessories

There are around 50 items listed in the Camera & Photo lightning deals (old format) or Full Page format (faster to navigate on Desktop) of the Amazon Gold Box. Due to time constraints I cannot create a detailed listing of them all. The usual assortment of accessories are running throughout the day.

One name-brand item among this lot:

+ starts 7:30pm ET: Cyberlink PowerDirector 15 Ultimate (price before sale $61)

Monoprice OTG Card Reader Adapter for $3 w/free S&H

Doorbuster with free standard US shipping at Monoprice, they are offering the new condition Monoprice OTG Card Reader Adapter for $3 with free shipping. You can buy as many as you want. Even if you buy one unit, you still get free shipping. It averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 20 customer reviews. Of interest if the microUSB hardware and software of your smartphones and tablets support OTG.

This may also help lower the shipping fee of any other items you buy in the same shopping cart with it that don’t qualify with free shipping (not sure exactly how this works, YMMV).

6TB Seagate Backup Plus Hub Desktop External HDD for $140

All your data are belong to you, and backups are rather boring yet so important! Which brings us to the new condition 6TB Seagate Backup Plus Hub Desktop External USB 3.0 Hard Drive, model STEL6000100, on sale for $140 with free shipping at NewEgg and at Amazon by Amazon itself.

Speaking of computer-related matters, the 5-Device Norton Security Deluxe PC/Mac with a 1-year subscription to updates is on sale for $32 in either a digital download (limit two 5-packs per customer) or as a keycard delivered by mail (no limits). At the moment the 5-device option costs almost half as the 3-device option.

Miller 311 Solo Carbon Fiber Monopod for $130

Another benefit of a monopod is that you use it to cosplay Gandalf when you are out and about in nature with no judgmental people watching you 🙂 Which brings us to the Miller 311 Solo Carbon Fiber Monopod on sale for $130 with free expedited shipping.

For more B&H action, check their frequently updated Featured Sales and Back to School sale. Poor students, we are still in the middle of the summer, yet they are starting to go back already!

Shopping News: PayPal now lets you set a Credit Card as Default Payment Method

After wasting the time of millions of online shoppers who had to frantically change the PayPal payment method to a credit card every single time they made a purchase so iffy eBay sellers wouldn’t raid their checking account directly, PayPal, now in trouble because there are LOTS and LOTS of other alternative payment methods, FINALLY allows you to set a default payment method to …the one you like, including a …credit card (*GASP*).

I’m sure they’ll make a full length documentary about the amazing scientific struggles PayPal had to go through for this mind-blowing technological breakthrough, twenty years in the making 🙂

This is a relatively recent change and PayPal has been sending email reminders of this change. Here’s a screenshot from them:

Fujifilm instax mini NYC Instant Film (10 exp) for $10

And now instant camera food 🙂 The first and second editions of the Fujifilm instax mini NYC Instant Film (ten exposures each) are on sale for $10 each at B&H Photo for a limited time. In other words, it’s $1 per exposure, which encourages the shooter to think before shooting 🙂

The “NYC edition” is NYC themed frames (check the gallery pictures over there to see them all). Free shipping with orders of $49+.

For ideas on what else to get to reach $49+, check the B&H Featured Sales and Back to School sale.

GoPro Remote 1.0 and Wrist Housing Bundle for $29 w/free S&H [official accessories]

If you are looking for official GoPRO accessories (instead of the hundreds of 3rd party ones), B&H Photo is offering the new condition GoPro Remote 1.0 and Wrist Housing Bundle for $29 with free shipping. This includes a Remote and various Mounting Straps.

Also on sale is the GoPro 3-Way for the very specific price of $55.20 with free shipping.

(ENDED) Cyberlink PowerDirector 15 Ultimate for $37

This daily deal expired, but fear not, Cyberlink is one of the recurring brands at the Gold Box, so it will likely return at some unpredictable point in time in the future…

The Cyberlink PowerDirector 15 Ultimate software, as a PC Disk, is a lightning deal for the very specific price of $37.02 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself until 1:30am ET on Thursday or earlier if sold out, as one of the lightning deals of the Amazon Gold Box.

Tuesday Lightning Deals: YI 4K Action Camera, and Usual Camera/Photo accessories

There are over 50 items listed in the Camera & Photo lightning deals (old format) or Full Page format (faster to navigate on Desktop) of the Amazon Gold Box. Due to time constraints I cannot create a detailed listing of them all. The usual assortment of LEDs, Tri/Monopods, Action Cams, Bags, Studio/Lighting Kits, and more are running throughout the day.

Of note, there is one name-brand product:

+ starts 3:35am ET: YI 4K Action Camera with Selfie Stick & Bluetooth Remote (US Edition) Night Black (price before sale $280)

Canon D-Rebel T5i w/18-55 and Pixma PRO 100 and Paper for $599 after $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC)

Can you be a Rebel without a Cause? Can you be a Rebel without a Canon? Existential questions to ponder in our spare time, but in the meantime, B&H Photo has a Canon D-Rebel T5i bundle going for $599 after a $350 MIR (mail-in rebate) as a prepaid AMEX gift card.

You pay $949 at checkout, and you receive the Canon D-Rebel T5i with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, along with the Canon Pixma PRO 100 printer [which is on a MIR promotion on its own if you don’t want/need the D-Rebel T5i kit], and its trusty sidekick, the 50pk Canon SG-201 13×19″ photo paper.

Once you receive the order and all is well, and following the deadlines and instructions, you submit the mail-in rebate, and a few weeks later, a juicy $350 prepaid American Express gift card arrives in the mail. Thus making this offer $599 after a $350 MIR.

This promotion expires 8/8/17 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out).

In-Stock Now: Sigma 14mm f1.8 DG HSM ART for $1599

Hide your wallet. The wide lenses are coming for it! The Sigma 14mm f1.8 DG HSM ART is now in-stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo in the Nikon and Canon systems for $1599 with free expedited shipping. If you have any gift card or other promo credits, don’t forget to use them since the price of this lens will hoover (verb) them all in!

For more B&H action, check their frequently updated Featured Sales and Back to School sale. Poor students, we are still in the middle of the summer, yet they are starting to go back already!

Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Printer and 50pk SG-201 paper for $80 after $250 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC)

If you are not afraid of mail-in rebates and prepaid gift cards, and you are believer that “printing is fundamental” in photography, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Printer for $80 after a $250 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card). The price on the website drops from $380 to $330 when you add it to the shopping cart.

As usual, this is bundled with its trusty sidekick, a 50-pack of Canon SG-201 13×19 inch photo paper, a good way to put the new printer to work when it arrives 🙂 The mail-in offer expires 8/31/17. The price of the printer can change independently of the mail-in rebate expiration.

Canon 50mm f1.8 and 10-18mm 2-Lens Kit with Many Extras for $349

The official 2-lens kit packaged and promoted by Canon, the Canon 50mm f/1.8 and 10-18mm Portrait & Travel 2-Lens Kit goes for $349 at authorized Canon dealers. For the same price, with free expedited shipping, Adorama has created an Accessorapalooza Freebies bundle with the following free accessories including by Adorama:

+ Slinger Neoprene Lens pouch
+ Adorama slinger lens pouch (two lenses, two pouches)
+ VU Ariel 49mm UV filter
+ Tiffen 67mm UV Filter (two lenses, two filters)
+ ProOPTIC Complete Optics Care and Cleaning Kit

If you have Amazon gift cards or promo codes waiting to get spent, you can also get it at this price by Adorama thru Amazon (not Prime eligible).

Dracast Camlux Pro Bi-Color On-Camera Light Kit for $89

So many bags, so little time. Let’s shed some light in the camera bag room 😉 The new condition Dracast Camlux Pro Bi-Color On-Camera Light Kit is on sale for a limited time for $89 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit two).

Speaking of Dracast, their Dracast LED500 Silver Series Bi-Color LED Light with Dual NP-F Battery Plate is on sale for $339 with free expedited shipping for a limited time at B&H Photo where it is too among their latest Featured Sales.

Lowepro StreamLine 250 Shoulder Bag for $20 w/free S&H

Another Lowepro offer, this one does not require magical coupons and email subscriptions, it is the new condition Lowepro StreamLine 250 shoulder bag on sale as a mini online doorbuster for $20 with free shipping (without any other purchase needed) at B&H Photo as one of their frequently updated Featured sales.

UPDATE: but wait, there’s more! Also at B&H, the Lowepro Format Backpack 150 is on sale for $30 with free shipping.

UPDATE #2: here’s another camera bag at B&H, the Manfrotto Essential DSLR Camera Backpack goes for $40. Free shipping IF your order total is $49+

Lowepro Slingshot Edge 250 AW for $40 (Fry’s Promo Codes)

The new condition Lowepro Slingshot Edge 250 AW is on sale for $40 when you use the weekly Fry’s Promo Codes (they are unique coupons per customer, sent to your email if you subscribe to their emailing list). The offer is good for their B&M or online. Limit one per customer. Offer ends Saturday night.

The closest online price is $48 at Aamzon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to three per customer. Same price at B&H Photo but you need a $49+ order to get free shipping.

Vanguard Espod CX 203AP for $35 (Fry’s Promo Codes)

The Fry’s weekly promo codes (running Sunday AM until Saturday PM) for this week, including the new condition Vanguard Espod CX 203AP going for $35. Limit one per customer. You can get this at their B&M stores or online. The promo codes are delivered to your email, and the codes are unique for every shopper. These days this is how Fry’s does the majority of their deals. This goes for $50 elsewhere.

Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens with Extras for $989 [C/N/Si]

The new condition Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens in the Canon, Nikon and Sigma SLR systems is bundled with the following FREE accessories for its current price of $989 at Adorama as follows:

+ LensAlign MkII Focus Calibration System
+ Bower 95mm Digital Filter Kit, UV, CPL and ND Filter
+ Corel Digital Creative Software Kit – Suite 2 Elite Edition
+ lens cap tether, and cleaning kit