FREE ACDSee Photo Studio Beta for MacOS

If you like to boldly go and try new beta digital imaging software, AND if you have a MacOS computer (Intel, at least 1GB RAM, 100MB+ free space, OS X 10.11 or 10.12), you can sign up for a free beta of ACDSee’s Photo Studio Beta. You enter name and email address to get access to the beta. Download begins automatically after you enter that information. I don’t have a MacOS device, so I can’t test this any further.

Used Sony RX100 first gen for $280

If you want to try out the Sony RX100 series without breaking the bank, and if you are comfortable with used cameras, you can get the first generation Sony RX100 in “Used – Condition 8+” for $280 at B&H Photo. B&H Photo offers a 90-day warranty covered by B&H for the used products they sell on their website.

To compare, the new condition prices for $400 for the 1st generation, $550 for the 2nd generation, $700 for the 3rd generation, and $850 for the 4th generation, and $1000 for the 5th generation, at authorized Sony USA dealers. Notice a pattern?

SPOILER ALERT: It’s the +$150 price staircase 🙂

In-stock now: Panasonic GX850 w/12-42 for $550

The new Panasonic GX850 with 12-32mm f3.5-5.6 MEGA OIS is now in-stock in the silver color scheme for its starting price of $550 at the official Panasonic USA store.

If you prefer to buy from independent retailers (instead of the manufacturer) it is expected to start shpiping on Wednesday at Amazon by Amazon itself. Therea are no date estimates at the moment at Adorama and B&H Photo.

40% off Everything Photo with coupon at Walgreens Photo

Reading is fun-da-mental, and so is printing! Coupon code GETITALL gets you 40% off on Everything Photo (all the various photo print options they offer) at Walgreens Photo. Free store pickup. Delivery to your address of choice costs extra (unless they have online S&H promotions). Limit five uses per customer. Offer ends on Wednesday at 11:59pm Central time but sometimes these coupons get extended to Saturday at 11:59pm Central time.

(ENDED) Tuesday’s Daily Deals: Dolica, B+W, Nanuk, Tiffen, Studio/Lighting Kits, Jacket and Half Cases, Etc

These lighting deals expired… For future ones in the future, check the Amazon Gold Box and Camera & Photo page

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LIVE NOW: new Olympus Discounts: E-M5 II, E-M10 II, Pen-F, various M43rds Lenses

If you are interested in Olympus M43rds cameras or lenses, a new round of Olympus Instant Savings went live as of Sunday 1/29/17 at 12:01am ET. The list of eligible products can be found at B&H Photo. Here’s some of them:

+ Olympus E-M10 II with 14-42 for $600
+ Olympus E-M10 II with 14-42 and 40-150 for $700
+ Olympus E-M10 II with 12-50 for $750
+ Olympus E-M5 II body with 12-50 for $1000
+ Olympus E-M5 II with 12-40 and 12-50 for $1600
+ Olympus Pen-F body for $1100
+ Olympus 17mm f1.8 for $324
+ Olympus 25mm f1.8 OR 45mm f1.8 for $324,
+ Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 for $1350, 75-300 for $474, 8-18 for $850
+ Olympus Travel Kit: 17mm f1.8 and 14-150 for $700
+ Olympus Portrait Kit with 45mm f1.8 and 75mm f1.8 for $900
+ Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for $159
+ see them all nicely organized at B&H Photo

Studio Sale featuring Flashpoint, Kipon, Glow, H&A, Etc

Adorama has launched a brand new “secret” Studio Sale featuring studio-related products from various brands including Flashpoint (lightning, flashes), Kipon (adapters), 3Pod (tripods), Glow (lighting kits), 24/7 bags, ProOptic filters, Belle Drape backgrounds, and more. A total of 53 products are participating, too many to list here individually.

(ENDED) Magazine Sale: $5 per magazine per year: Pop Photo or Outdoor Pho or Digital Pho

The weekend is over and so is this promotion… It is a “default sale” at the DiscountMags weekend sale, offering 1-year of printed Pop Photo or Outdoor Photographer or Digital Photo for $5 per magazine per year, while VideoMaker and Digital Photo PRO go for $8 per magazine per eyar. Meanwhile Shutterbug is offered as a 1-year Zinio digital subscription for $10.

Imported Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM w/1yr seller warranty for $92

Also bubbling under in the Trending ebay deals, eBay seller is back again with another offer, they have the new condition imported grey-market Canon 50mm f1.8 STM EF lens for $92 with free shipping, with a limit of up to five per customer. This comes with a 1-year warranty from the seller, not Canon USA. Given the price and the simplicity of 50mm lenses, this is a lower risk grey-marekt purchase.

Imported Sony a7S II body w/1yr seller warranty for $2199

Back to the Trending eBay deals, if you are comfortable with imported grey-market digital cameras with a 1-year warranty from the seller (not Sony USA), you can get the new condition Sony a7s II body only for $2199 with free shipping, with a limit of up to five units per customer, by ebay seller “Deals ALL Year” (99.9%, New Jersey).

At authorized Sony USA dealers, you can get this for $2700 with a variety of free accessory bundles. For example, at Adorama you can get a $200 Adorama gift certificate, or a Tascam shotgun mic, or a bundle of other accessories.

8pk Panasonic Eneloop AA for $18

If you go loopy for Eneloop, the 8pk of Panasonic Eneloop AA pre-charged rechargeables (BK-3MCCA8BA) are on sale for just under $18 at Amazon by Amazon itself. You can get a slight discount if you use Subscribe-and-Save if you have five or more different items during that particular month. This comes out to just under $2.25 per battery.

If you are interested in the black label “PRO” Eneloops, this 4-slot charger and 4 AA bundle goes for $24. This is model K-KJ17KHCA4A.

AdoramaPIX Metal Prints Coupon: 8×10″ for $5 or $25 off $29+

It’s metal time! Grab your AC/DC air guitars and get ready! AdoramaPIX has a new coupon promotion on metal prints. Coupon METALLOVE (two Ls in the middle) gets you 8×10 inch metal prints for $5. Or you can get $25 off orders of $29+ on other metal print sizes. One use per customer, so choose wisely. Cannot be combined with other offers. Free shipping if your post-coupon total is $49+. Offer ends 2/1/17.

PSA: Last Day to sign up for Meh.com Monthly $5/mo membership is 2/28/17

Meh.com (the founders of Woot) currently has an optional $5 per month membership plan that gets you free shipping on your first order for that particular month. This program is not ending for existing members, but starting March 1 in 2017, they will no longer accept NEW members. If you like the idea, you have until 2/28/17 to sign-up. This is a month-to-month membership. Details in the Meh forums. This is a list of the current membership benefits.

23.6″ Acer K242HQL 1920×1080 monitor for $80

Back to the Trending ebay deals, if you need a bang for the buck 1080p computer monitor with connectivity versatility, the NewEgg eBay store is offering the new condition 23.6-inch Acer K242HQL 1920×1080 TN computer monitor for $80 with free shipping with a limit of up to five units per customer. Per the listing there (see also the product description pictures) this has VGA, DVI and HDMI inputs, making a good candidate for devices old and new.

Pre-order new Pentax KP APS-C DSLR

Pentax is back with a new DSLR, making it the second new DSLR of 2017, it is the new 24mp APS-C Pentax KP, available in silver or black color schemes, with a pre-order price of $1100. Also coming along is a $230 battery grip. Pre-orders are accepted as follows:

+ silver KP at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself

+ black KP at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself

+ KP release estimate is late February 2017

+ battery grip D-BG7 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ additional accessories including grip kit and camera straps coming soon (not available for pre-order yet)

Imported Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II w/1yr seller warranty for $1399

The new condition from authorized dealers Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L II USM goes for $1750 bundled with free accessories (eg Adorama) or free 4% promotional rewards to be used in future purchases (eg B&H Photo). But if you are more of a risk taker…

… among the latest Trending eBay Deals, you can get this lens in new condition as an imported grey-market model for $1399 with a 1-year warranty from the seller 6ave on ebay. Limit five units per buyer.

Refurbished GoPro HERO3+ Silver w/1yr warranty for $109

Trendy at the Trending eBay Deals is, at the moment, the manufacturer refurbished GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera going for $109 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty, sold by the official GoPRO store on ebay. Limit three units per customer. Almost 30,000 units got sold and the listing there says “more than 98% sold”.

While on eBay, on the budget side of lighting, a generic 12pk of LED 60W equivalent A19 light bulbs is on sale for $18 with free shipping by eBay seller “xpectmoreforless” (98.4%, Georgia (USA)). Limit five sets per customer with over 21,000 sold through this listing. This is Soft White 3000K light. The picture of the container is shown if you want to assess risk.

99c HD Rental: “For the Love of Spock” (documentary on life of Leonard Nimoy)

The real Spock was also a photographer. It’s logical! A new documentary on the life of iconic Star Trek actor and photographer Leonard Nimoy has been produced by his son Adam Nimoy (111 mins, 2016) and it is now available for rental in HD (without ads) for $0.99 at Amazon Instant Video (or digital purchase for $5 in HD). This is part of a 99c Documentary Rental promotion. I haven’t seen this yet, so I don’t know if (or how much) it mentions his photography work.

Pay with MasterPass, Get $50 off an $150+ Monoprice order

If you are willing to use MasterPass as your payment method (Masterpass is Mastercard’s version of VISA Checkout), coupon code MASTER50 gets you $50 off an order of $150 or more at the Monoprice website. The offer ends Thursday night (1/26/17). Most Monoprice products are eligible (but not all). You can add products of interest to cart, enter coupon, and see what’s eligible. You don’t need to sign-in/sign-up to test the coupon and run “coupon simulations” of what works and won’t doesn’t.

Kenko Nyumon Slim Ring Filters (37mm to 82mm) shipping, prices $9 to $19

We have in-stock alerts for small accessories too, not just DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras 🙂 The Kenko Nyumon Slim Ring lens filter line-up has arrived at Amazon by Amazon itself. Some of the models are in-stock now, others are estimated to ship in 1-4 weeks. This is a bang-for-the-buck line, with prices ranging from $10 to $20, with 14 options available, ranging from 37mm to 82mm. The prices between 37mm and 52mm are under $11, while the 77mm and 82mm are the most expensive at $19~ each.

1-Year auto-renewing Pop Photo for $5 [updated]

UPDATE 1/26/17: the daily deal expired, but some of the featured magazines, including Pop Photo are $5 for the first year with an auto-renewing subscription.

ORIGINAL POST: One of the day-long Gold Box deals du jour at Amazon is a 1-year auto-renewal Magazine Sale featuring a soccer team of titles (11) with prices ranging from $4 to $5 per magazine, including 1-year for Popular Photography for $4 for the first year. The sale prices are only for the first year. After the first year (if not cancelled or manually renewed), these will auto-renew at the “future current” renewal rate.

PS: if you don’t like auto-renewals, there are offers every weekend at DiscountMags that don’t auto-renew.