Benro TAC008AP0 Active Aluminum Tripod with P0 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head for $30 w/FS

And now a tripod doorbuster of sorts, B&H Photo is offering the Benro TAC008AP0 Active Aluminum Tripod with P0 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head for $30 with free shipping. If your order total crosses $49, then you get the faster “free expedited shipping”. No coupon/rebate is needed for this offer, which is one of their many WPPI 2017 specials.

128GB SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-I SDXC V30 for $54 with coupon

If you like fast and furious SDXC memory cards, the 128GB SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-I SDXC Memory Card (V30) drops down to $54 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo when you enter coupon code BHWPPI17 over there. This is model SDSDXXG-128G-ANCIN. Offer ends 2/12/17.

Speaking of Sandisk and storage, to the eBay Deals we geaux, where the official Best Buy eBay store is offering the new condition 256GB SanDisk Cruzer USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $44 with free shipping or free store pickup (where available/possible). Limit up to three units per customer. Note that this is a USB 2.0 drive.

Speaking of eBay and Sandisk, the official NewEgg eBay store is offering the new condition 480GB SanDisk Z410 2.5″ SATA III N/A Internal Solid State Drive (model SD8SBBU-48) for $115 with free shipping with a limit of up to five units per eBay user.

Canon Pixma PRO 100 Printer with 50pk paper for $80 after coupon and $300 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC)

If you want the Canon Pixma PRO 100 printer but don’t need a DSLR bundle, B&H Photo is running a WPPI 2017 promotion on the printer on its own, bundled with its trusty sidekick (50pk SG-201 13×19″ photo paper). You must enter coupon code BHWPPI17 at checkout for this offer. You pay $380 at checkout, receive the order, make sure all is well, submit the mail-in rebate following instructions and deadlines, and if all is well, after a few weeks, you receive a $300 prepaid American Express gift card, making it an $80 after $300 MIR promotion. Offer ends 2/12/17.

For more action, check the on-going WPPI 2017 Specials at B&H.

(ENDED) Sigma 24-35mm F2.0 Art DG HSM (Canon) for $771

This Thursday lightning deal expired… Ooops, I forgot about the Shiguma lens! Good until Friday 1:20am ET, the Sigma 24-35mm F2.0 Art DG HSM Lens for Canon goes for $771~ with free shipping. The price before the sale was $899 last night when I posted the Lightning Deals schedule. Only the Canon EF version is on sale.

(ENDED) Used DJI Mavic Pro for $874

As of a 2/10/17 recheck, they are out of used options… If you are comfortable with used gear, the DJI Mavic Pro is available in “USED – Very Good” condition (item will come repackaged it says over there) at Amazon Warehouse Deals, with Warehouse Deals (Amazon’s used sales persona) being the actual seller. As usual, used supplies are limited and their prices can change.

New Reference Mega Post: Comprehensive Guide to Prime Benefits

With two hours left before the self-imposed deadline, this brand new reference mega-post is ready! If you were curious to see a comprehensive list of benefits you get with an Amazon Prime membership, this post is ready for you, the Comprehensive Guide to Prime Benefits. This will be updated over time as benefits get added or get changed or on rare occasion get removed.

So, how many of these were you familiar with before reading or skimming that post? Opine in the Comments below or on Twitter

Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Sweet 50 Optic for $250

The mystery of how lenses have babies remains, but that does not stop sales from happening. The Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Sweet 50 Optic for is currently on sale for $250 in the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax SLR systems, and the Fuji X, Sony E, and Samsung NX mirrorless systems at Adorama, another one of their latest WPPI 2017 specials.

Bag the Bags: Manfrotto MBSB390-5BB Stile Veloce V Backpack for DSLRs for $30 w/FS [and More]

Bag the backpacks! The Manfrotto MBSB390-5BB Stile Veloce V Backpack for DSLR is currently on sale for $30 with free shipping at Adorama, one of their latest WPPI 2017 specials. Other bag-related action at Adorama, sorted by ascending prices:

+ Lowepro Scout SH 120 Shoulder Bag for Mirrorless for $20 with free S&H
+ Lowepro Toploader 55 AW Bag for $25 with free S&H
+ Lowepro Scout SH 140 Shoulder Bag for Mirrorless for $30 with free S&H
+ Timbuk2 Snoop Camera Messenger Bag, Small, Cordura Black for $79 with free 2-day S&H
+ Domke Journalist Series Chronicle Cordura Camera Bag for $150 with free S&H
+ Tenba Cooper 15 Bag for DSLR Camera with 3-4 Lenses and Accessories for $170 with free S&H
+ Pelican 1535WD Air Wheeled Carry-On Case with Padded Dividers for $230 with free expedited shipping

PRO TIP: if you want to protect the bags while not in use, you don’t have to buy a dedicated bag for storing camera bags. An unusued trash bag will do 😉

960GB Sandisk Ultra II 2.5″ SSD for $230

If you are a fan of SSDs, the 960GB SanDisk Ultra II SATA III 2.5-Inch solid state drive, model SDSSDHII-960G-G25, is on sale for $230 with free shipping, at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to three units per customer. This is not a lightning deal… Speaking of Sandisk SSDs, starting at 8:09pm ET in the Lightning Deals there will be a sale on a $$$Cloudspeed$$$ Sandisk SSD…

New AdoramaPIX coupons: $10/$25+ or $15/$35+ or $20/$50+

If you missed the previous iteration of these coupons, fear not! AdoramaPIX is back as a new trio of coupon codes, good until the end of day on Sunday 2/12/17. Free shipping on post-coupon orders of $49+. Cannot be combined with other offers. They are:

+ PX2TEN is $10 off orders of $25+
+ PX2FIFTEEN is $15 off orders of $35+
+ PX2TWENTY is $20 off orders of $50+

128GB Lexar S57 USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $20

On the storage front, the combined Office Depot – Office Max has an online doorbuster of sorts, the 128GB Lexar S57 USB 3.0 Flash Drive is on sale for $20 each. You can buy as many as you like. Store pickup varies by store. Free delivery on orders of $35+ (eg two of these).

Also at Office Depot-MAX, among their Weekly Rewards Offers (page down towards the bottom over there) you can get the previously mentioned 16pk of Duracell single-use AA or AAA batteries for $0.01 (+ Sales Tax (if applicable) on the full amount) after Rewards. These are eligible for online purchase, so you can also get to free shipping with a combination of these and the Lexar flash drive mentioned above.

Samsung Gear 360 VR camera for $226

The new condition USA warranty version of the Samsung Gear 360 VR camera is currently on sale for $226 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit up to three units per customer. This price is for Prime-members only at this point in time.

PS: I turned in-browser spell-checking back on again, so random misspellings should be cut down. I turned it off because the browser spell-checking can get jumpy spell-checking the long lightning deals posts (which are full of non-words, such as “href”). On the other hand, the two keyboard approach (mechanical in front for most of the text typing; and the previously mentioned Logitech G105 for macros, keypad, and night light) appears to have significantly improved the typing/writing aspects of doing this 🙂 The danger of this is falling into the mechanical keyboard addiction ~ I suppose I could start a mechanical keyboard blog if that happens 🙂

PS: all fixed-lens cameras that are not camera-cameras are now under the Other Cameras category (action cameras, smartphones, VR cameras, 360 cameras, drones, etc).

GoPRO Hero5 Black + $60 Giftcard $399

This Black Friday 2016 offer is back on again, you get the new condition GOPRO Hero5 Black action camera along with a $60 Amazon plastic gift card, together for $400 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself.

PS: in the very rare occasion where the item ships AFTER the gift card arrives at your door, you can use the gift card amount towards the purchase price of the item. The benefit of this is that you spend the gift card immediately, and pay $60 less “out of pocket” on the purchase.

Used Fuji X-A3 w/16-50 for $539 to $549

If you are comfortable with used camera gear, the brown color-scheme of the Fuji X-A3 with the 16-50mm lens is available in “Used – Like New” condition for $549~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself. They even have three pictures of the actual unit.

Or if you prefer a lower price but with slower shipping, you can get it in “Used – Demo condition” for $529 plus shipping (around $10 for the slowest shipping method) at Adorama.

In-stock: Fuji X-A10 w/16-50 for $499

Another one of the new cameras is now in-stock and ready to ship, it is the Fuji X-A10 wtih the 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OIS II kit lens, in the one color scheme it is available (black/silver) going for its starting price of $499 with free shipping by B&H Photo and Adorama and Adorama thru Amazon (eg if you have Amazon gift card or promotional credit waiting to get spent).

MeFOTO GlobeTrotter Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit for $296 [and more]

For a limited time, Adorama is offering the MeFOTO GlobeTrotter Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit for $296 with free shipping and handling.

In another limited time offer, they offer the Manfrotto PIXI Evo 2 Section mini Tripod (White) for $20 with free shipping.

Speaking of Manfrotto and Adorama, they are offering the Manfrotto 494 Mini Ball Head with Standard Platform for $40 with free shipping as another limited time offering.

For more action, check their WPPI specials which include the X-Rite ColorMunki Accurate Monitor Display Calibration, USB Powered Limited Edition Pink for the Cure for $100 with free shipping. X-Rite will donate 20% of the purchase to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This offer ends 2/12/17.

Panasonic GH4 Body and $200 Gift Card for $1200

If you can resist the $2000 Panasonic GH5 siren song, the Panasonic GH4 body only is currently bundled with a $200 Adorama gift card, together going for $1200 with free shipping at Adorama. Or instead of the $200 gift card, they offer other other freebies. This is part of their WPPI specials.

Or if you are comfortable with imported grey-market, you can get it for $918 by Eagle Camera with the order fulfilled by Amazon (no gift card obviously).

Fujifilm Instax Mini Monochrome Film (10 exp) for $10

The Fujifilm Instax Mini Monochrome Film (10 exposures) is currently on sale for $10 at Amazon by Amazon itself. The usual free shipping terms apply.

Speaking of instant photo papers, the 20pk of Polaroid 2×3 inch Premium ZINK Photo Paper is on sale for $8.50, with the usual Amazon free shipping terms (Prime or $49+ order or $25+ in printed books)

National Geographic Clearance with additional 20% off in-cart

The official National Geographic store began a 1-Week Clearance sale, during which, participating items drop by an additional 20% off in price after you add them to the shopping cart over there (no coupon needed). You can filter by sub-categories (eg Books, DVDs) on the left-hand side, and adjust the listings in the main column (eg show up to 120 items if you are on a bigger computer monitor). Cannot be combined with other offers. Promotion ends February 13, 2017 at 11:59 pacific.

B&H Photo WPPI 2017 Specials (some require coupon code)

The WPPI 2017 trade show is under way in Las Vegas [see Trade Show Calendar] and with it we have the customary B&H Photo WPPI specials. There are lots of specials there, I will “digest them” on a time-permitting basis, since, unfortunately, I’m not an octacore hyper-threaded Xeon (truth be sold I’m more of a 900 MHz Celeron). Some of the offers require coupon code BHWPPI17 (items that require this coupon mention it in the list above).

(ENDED) Wednesday: Rokinon 24/1.5 Cine (EF) $449, three Benro Tripods, Raya Studio Kit $120

These daily deals expired… For more action, check their Featured Sales along with their WPPI 2017 specials (some require coupon – they are noted so on the aforelinked page)…

Continue reading “(ENDED) Wednesday: Rokinon 24/1.5 Cine (EF) $449, three Benro Tripods, Raya Studio Kit $120”

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f2.8 and $94 rewards for $2350 (C/N)

Good until 2/12/17, it’s Z-prime time for your Canon and Nikon DSLR gear, B&H Photo is offering the Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f2.8 lens for $2350 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards. Given the price of the lens, the promotional rewards are a decent $94~ to be used in future B&H purchases.

Pre-order new Tamron 10-24/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD and 70-200/2.8 Di VC USD G2

Tamron is back wtih two new lenses, available for pre-order in the Canon and Nikon SLR systems as follows:

+ 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 for $1299 at B&H Photo and Adorama

+ 10-24mm f3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD for $499 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ these two have been added to the Cameras and Lenses of 2017 reference page

New Sony Instant Savings on iLCs and Fixed Lens Cameras: a6300 body for $900 with $100 GC, Etc

Sony has launched a new round of instant savings on select E-system and A-system cameras and fixed lens cameras. You can find all participating items nicely organized at the B&H Photo website.

The sales include, among others:
+ Sony a6300 kits get a $100 B&H Photo gift card: body for $900, with 16-50 for $1050, two lens kit for $1200
+ Sony a6000 kits get a $50 B&H Photo gift card; with 16-50mm for $650; two lens kit for $800
+ Sony a68 body for $550, with lens for $650
+ Sony RX100 Mark V with $100 gift card for $1000
+ Sony RX100: Mark IV for $850, Mark III for $700, Mark II for $550
+ various Cybershot models
+ prices in the blog-post are rounded up to rounded prices (eg $850 instead of $848)
+ see all eligible models at the B&H Photo website

The above are the changes with the latest iterations. Many of the previous offers are continuing, you can find them at the B&H Sony Instant Savings page. Hit “Load More” at the bottom to see more.

Sony a6300 with 16-50 and $100 Gift Card for $1050

The Sony a6300 with 16-50mm kit is bundled with a $100 B&H Photo gift card, together going for $1050 with free shipping at B&H Photo, among the latest Sony Instant Savings specials.

Meanwhile the Sony a6000 with 16-50mm is bundled with a $50 B&H Photo gift card, together going for $650 with free shipping, in your choice of four a6000 color schemes.