Pentax 645Z MF DSLR Body Only for $5497

A rare medium format DSLR discount! The Pentax 645Z body only medium format DSLR camera is now down to $5497 at authorized dealers including B&H Photo and Adorama and various thru Amazon.

B&H and Adorama offer 4% promotional rewards, which is about $220 to be used in future purchases at B&H or Adorama. Amazon does not have promotional rewards, but if you are a Prime member and pay with either one of the official Amazon credit cards, you get 5% back as a statement credit.

Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 (Sony E) with $49 Rewards for $1234

Learning to count is the sale price of the new condition Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Lens for Sony E Mount lens, it currently goes for $1234 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (around $49 in future purchases) at Adorama and B&H Photo for a limited time.

UPDATE but that’s not all! A total of eight Zeiss E-mount lenses are on sale, you can see them all and their prices at B&H Photo including Batis and Loxia lenses with prices ranging from $899 to $1899.

Camera Bags for $10 with Free Shipping: Manfrotto Amica 20 or Lowepro TLZ20 TopLoading Shoulder

We already mentioned the Lowepro “mirrorless” Scout bag for $10 with free shipping, but digging further into the Adorama Camera Bag sale surfaced more camera bags at $10 with free shipping with no minimum purchase required:

+ Manfrotto Amica 20 Shoulder Bag for Mirrorless and Compact DSLR Cameras for $10 with free S&H

+ Lowepro Format TLZ20 Toploading Shoulder Bag for $10 with free S&H

+ not a camera bag but fits the price range: Brenthaven Collins Computer Sleeve, 13″, Indigo for $9 with free S&H

Manufacturer Branded Compact Camera Cases under $10 with Free shipping

Camera manufacturers sell their own camera bags too, and when you sort the Adorama Camera Bag sale a trio of compact camera cases are on sale for under $10 but with free shipping for all. No coupons, no rebates, just add to cart and proceed:

+ Fujifilm Zippered Poly Leather Look Case for $7

+ Nikon 9817 Black Leather Case for COOLPIX P7000 for $8

+ Canon PSC-1050 Deluxe Fitted Leather Case – Red for $9

+ Nikon CB-N2200 Body Case for 1 J3/S1 Cameras, Wine Red for $9.99
+ or in white color scheme or in pink color scheme

B+W 72mm XS-Pro HTC Kaesemann Circular Polarizer with Multi-Resistant Nano Coating for $84

This looks like mayhaps it’s a price-match of sorts, the new condition B+W 72mm XS-Pro HTC Kaesemann Circular Polarizer with Multi-Resistant Nano Coating going for $84 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit five per customer) and at B&H Photo (limit five per customer as well). So if you need ten of them, you can max out at each place 🙂

KEH Weekly USED Coupon Deals: Used Canon A-1 Camera for $45+; Canon 50mm F/1.8 FD for $26+

A new week has arrived which means another round of featured USED Weekly Sales at KEH has been added. These are eligible for 25% off with permanent coupon KEHDEALS and continue until Friday night of the same week (eg Friday 10/6/17 in this case).

This week includes:

+ USED Canon A-1 35mm Camera Body starting at $45 after coupon in “BGN” or better condition; or $17+ in “AS IS” condition

+ USED Canon 50mm F/1.8 FD Mount Lens starting at $26~ in “UG” or better condition

+ also eligible for the coupon are four photo-accessories – details at the Weekly Sales at KEH

+ “AS IS” condition offers no warranty, and no returns

In a separate promotion, not eligible for the coupon above, KEH has an on-going overstock sale with over 400 items participating.

Also, ending by Sunday night, they have a 15% off film coupon sale. This is actually photographic film in new condition; not film gear

Dell Refurbished October 2017 coupons (25% to 35% off)

Dell Refurbished’s 50% off $500+ coupons expire Monday night, but there’s more Dell Refurbished action! They have launched their October 2017 coupons that run until 10/31/17 as follows:

+ 25% off any Dell Latitude E7250 or E7450 Laptop with Coupon Code: OCTDEAL1

+ 30% off any Dell Precision M4700 or M4800 Laptop with Coupon Code: OCTDEAL2

+ 30% off any Dell Latitude E6330 or E6540 Laptop with Coupon Code: OCTDEAL3

+ 35% off any Dell OptiPlex 3020 or 9020 Desktop with Coupon Code: OCTDEAL4

+ Clearance items are excluded
+ free ground shipping

Sears Cashback Bonanza for October 2017 (up to $50 in Rewards)

For the whole month of October 2017, if you are a member of the Sears SYW (Shop Your Way) Rewards program, or you don’t object to signing up for it, you can earn cashback up to $50 in Cashback Rewards per purchase. The percentages vary by product category. More details at the Cashback Bonanza promotional page.

The Cashback Rewards can be used in future purchases, following the terms, conditions and expiration rules of their rewards program.

Speaking of Sears, you can buy $200 Sears e-Gift Card with a 15% off discount, paying $170 for it. This is sold by PayPal, so you don’t have to worry about getting cheated on plastic gift cards and then having a big kerfuffle to sort it out.

In-Stock: Fuji X-E3 Silver with 18-55 for $1300

Some of the Fuji X-E3 kits (body only, and with 18-55) and color combinations are already in-stock at Amazon by various 3rd-party sellers, but if you prefer to buy camera gear from Amazon itself, we have good news for you, the silver color scheme of the Fuji X-E3 with 18-55mm is now in-stock and shipping for its starting price of $1300 at Amazon by Amazon itself. Limit three per customer.

For more cameras and such, check the Stock Status Tracker.

Pay $170, Get $200 Sears Gift Card by e-mail [limit 2]

To the eBay Deals we go, where we find the Softer Side of Sears! The PayPal Digital Gifts ebay store is offering $200 Sears Gift Cards (by e-mail) for $170 with free email delivery. Limit up to two per customer. This is a 15% discount on the face value.

They can be used in-store or online. Online, Sears has camera gear sold there by a number of well-known photography retailers, such as Cameta, Adorama, Beach, etc in their open marketplace.

FotoPro S3 Patriot Tripod with Ballhead for $30 w/free S&H

Back to the Adorama Warehouse Clearance Sale, this looks smaller than it is because of the cropped picture, per the specs its height is 18.5 to 50 inches, it is the new condition FotoPro S3 Patriot Tripod with Ballhead (in a Red, White, and Blue color scheme) going for $30 with free shipping. No coupon, no rebate, no minimum purchase required. Add to cart and proceed to checkout.

Also part of that sale is the new condition Acer B346C 34″ Ultra-Wide Full HD IPS LED Professional Monitor (2560×1080, 100% sRGB, HDMI, DP, DVI, USB hub, IPS, Built-In Speakers) going for $300 with free shipping. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed.

Duracell Battery AA/AAA Rewards are back at Office Depot/Max

If you are a fan of Duracell Single Use AA or AAA batteries, and also a fan of shopping at Office Depot / Office Max, their weekly rewards promotions running 10/1/17 until the close of business on Saturday 10/7/17 include the return of the Duracell Coppertop battery rewards.

As before, using your rewards card during the in-store (show it to cashier or give them your phone number) or online purchase (make sure it’s in your account profile), you pay full price + sales tax in the store. A few weeks later, the full price of the batteries minus $0.01 will appear as an Office Depot Rewards in your OD/OMX rewards account. The sales tax is not included in the reward, that’s out of pocket.

As before, it’s limit two total per customer, any combination of eligible 16-packs of AA or AAA Duracell Coppertops.

Only these two specific packages of Duracell are eligible!

MeFOTO 52mm Wild Blue Yonder Circular Polarizer Filter for $18 w/free S&H

Adorama is having a Warehouse Clearance sale and among the items offered is a bit of a lens filter doorbuster, the new condition MeFOTO 52mm Wild Blue Yonder Circular Polarizer Filter – Black Filter Ring is offered for $18 with free shipping without a minimum purchase amount required.

Speaking of lens filters (blog-post economy), they have the new condition Cokin P Series H300-01 Solid Neutral Density Filter Kit (includes ND2, ND4 and ND8 Filter) on sale for $40 with free shipping.

16×20″ Canvas Prints with Free Shipping: One $24 OR Two for $40 [updated]

UPDATE good until Monday 10/2/17 night, coupon SALE3 drops the price of these to $24 for a single or $40 for a 2-pack… The previous sale was $25 and $37 respectively…

The key to finding good canvas print offers on Groupon is to look for offers with free shipping of your printed canvas, otherwise, the sale price gets eaten up by the shipping fees. So with this, until Saturday night, we have both a sale AND free shipping!

Canvas On Demand, a regular canvaseer (new word?) on Groupon is offering 16×20-inch Custom Canvas Wraps for $24 if you buy one, or for $40 if you buy them as a 2-pack. You have to select the “Two” from the menu to get the discount, not two individual units. No coupon is needed, the price you see is the price you pay.

The terms state in multiple places that free shipping is included in the offer. You can redeem one Groupon voucher per redemption order placed at Canvas On Demand, but since you get free shipping, this is not an issue with this order (other print offers has mandatory shipping per order).

You can buy four vouchers (1-packs or 2-packs, your choice) and an additional voucher as a gift. Ships to US/AK/HI only. Check the full terms and conditions over there. Note that if you buy the discounted 2-packs, both prints must be ordered in the same order and ship to the same address (which is probably why they are able to offer a discount).

Offer expires Saturday night (9/30/17). This is the deadline to purchase the voucher, not to decide on what to print.

4TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable External HDD USB 3.0 for $101.49

It’s not a group hug, it’s a group price-match! I don’t know who “started it”, but the price of the 4TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, Black (STDR4000100) is a very specific $101.49 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3) and B&H Photo (limit 8) and Best Buy (eBay) (limit 3).

50% off Canon hdAlbum EZ Glossy Photo Book with coupon

Everybody’s getting into the photo printing game these days, including Canon! According to a new promotion at the Canon USA store, coupon code GLOSSY17EZ gets you 50% off hdAlbum EZ Glossy Photo Books. Expiration date unknown.

Meanwhile the Pumpkin Spice sale continues. You can find a lot of those offers individually mentioned in the Canon posts.

(ENDED) 15% off Film at KEH with coupon (actual Film, not Gear)

This weekend offer expired…

Actual film, not film camera gear is the target of this new coupon promotion at KEH Camera. Coupon FILM09A gets you 15% off the ten film choices available. KEH specializes in used gear, but the film they sell is not used 🙂 Participating films come from Ilford, Fuji, and Kodak. Sale ends 10/1/17 at 11:59pm ET.

16pk of Philips LED A19 Light Bulbs (60W equivalent) for $25 in either Daylight or Soft White

On the utilitarian side of lighting, 16-packs of Philips LED A19 (E26 base) 60W-equivalent lightbulbs are on sale for $25~, making them just over $1.50 per light bulb. They are available in Daylight (5000 Kelvin) or Soft White (2700 Kelvin). The Soft White are limited three sets per customer, the Daylight do not appear to have a limit.

But that’s not all! Until 9/30/17, Amazon has a Philips Special Promotion. If your order total of eligible items is $48+, you can get this Philips LED A19 SceneSwitch (four color-changing light bulbs, they switch between 5000, 2700, 2200 Kelvin) for FREE. You must add the free SceneSwitch manually to your order. Check this post for Step by Step Instructions.

You can get the free SceneSwitch item with one of each of the 16-packs or two of the same 16-pack, or any other combination of eligible items. Remember, all items must be sold and shipped by Amazon itself as a one-time purchase (not Subscribe and Save).

Spend $48+ on Philips LED Light Bulbs, Get FREE Philips SceneSwitch 4-pack

Good until 9/30/17 (or earlier if sold out), Amazon has a promotion when purchasing $48 or more in participating Philips LED light bulbs, sold and shipped by Amazon itself as one time purchases (not “Subscribe and Save”). Over a dozen different Philips options are eligible for the promotion.


  • Add $48+ in eligible Philips lights – this can be multiple units of the same item, or a mix and match of various items. Amazon itself must be the seller, not anyone else
  • manually add the free item to the shopping cart, the Philips LED A19 SceneSwitch (four color-changing light bulbs, they switch between 5000, 2700, 2200 Kelvin). This too must be sold and shipped by Amazon itself
  • Proceed to Checkout. If all is well, the price of the SceneSwitch ($23.90 as of the time of writing) will be deducted from your order total at the top right corner of the Amazon Checkout page)
  • If you don’t see the discount, it means the promotion expired or there is some other problem. Do not proceed. If you don’t see the discount, you will pay full price! Screenshot of what you should be seeing below:

Used Nikon D800 for $1080+, Refurbished for $1700

If you prefer the Nikon D800 body only over the Nikon D800E, Adorama has options for you too!

If you are comfortable with heavily used but still functioning DSLRs, KEH Camera is offering the Nikon D800 body only in “BGN” (Bargain) condition for $1079 plus shipping with a 180-day warranty.

The USED prices at Adorama start at $1200 in “Used – Very Good” condition and increase as the condition increases. Check the “What’s in The Box”s section of each individual listing to see what’s included and other details about that particular listing.

USED items sold by Adorama come with a 90-day Adorama warranty.

On the other hand, if you prefer manufacturer refurbished DSLRs with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty, Adorama is offering them in manufacturer refurbished condition for $1700 with free shipping.

Used Nikon D800E for $1400+, Refurbished for $2050

Nikon has a lot of 35mm full frame DSLRs these days, more so in their D8XX-series. Coming out in a few days/weeks is the D850 for $3300 [see Stock Status Tracker], coinciding with the anniversary festivities.

If you want a Nikon D8XX DSLR but want a much lower price, the Nikon D800E is available in USED Condition at Adorama for $1400 plus shipping in “Excellent Minus (E-)” condition with a 90-day warranty from Adorama. Better conditions go for more. These are used, not manufacturer refurbished.

But if you prefer them in officially blessed manufacturer refurbished condition with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty, Adorama is offering them for $2050.

Refurbished Nikon D5600 with 18-55 DX VR and 70-300 DX non-VR for $620

The prices are good enough value wise for the refurbished Nikon D3400 kits, however, some people may prefer a more recent and a more advanced APS-C Nikon DSLR as their entry-point into the system. But still want to get the two standard kit lenses, the 18-55 DX VR and the 70-300 DX non-VR.

If so, Adorama comes to the rescue, they are offering in manufacturer refurbished condition for $620 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.

At authorized dealers, in new condition, the D5600 two-lens kit goes for $900 with freebies, eg B&H Photo and Amazon itself (no freebies).

Refurbished Nikon D3400 w/18-55 DX VR for $360, w/18-55 DX VR & 70-300 DX non-VR for $425

If you are looking for a “Take Pictures With” entry-point into the Nikon DSLR system, Adorama has a couple of offers on manufacturer Nikon D3400 DSLR kits with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty as follows:

The manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3400 with 18-55 DX VR in the black color scheme goes for $360 with free shipping.

Or if you want to also get the 70-300mm DX non-VR lens, then you can get the D3400 two lens kit (18-55, 70-300) for $425 with free shipping in the Black Color Scheme or the Red Color Scheme. So $65 more adds the 70-300 DX non-VR lens to your purchase.

In new condition at authorized Nikon dealers, the D3400 with 18-55 kit goes for $500, and the two lens kit goes for $600 with extras, eg B&H Photo.

Refurbished Nikon Coolpix A900 for $265

The Nikon Coolpix A900 compact without RAW goes for $379+ in new condition at authorized dealers (eg Amazon by Amazon itself), but if you want to save some more, you can get it in manufacturer refurbished condition for $265 with free shipping and 90-day Nikon USA warranty at Adorama.

Speaking of Adorama, here is the latest situation in their Nikon manufacturer refurbished gear:

+ recently added refurbished Nikon gear

+ all refurbished Nikon gear

Refurbished Nikon Superzooms: B500 for $180, P900 for $450

The new condition Nikon Coolpix B500 superzoom (40x optical, AA powered) goes for $256+ at authorized dealers, but if you want to save some, you can get in manufacturer refurbished condition in the Red Color Scheme or the Red Color Scheme at Adorama for $180 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.

If you want to zoom a lot more, the new condition Nikon Coolpix P900 superzoom (83x optical zoom, LiIon battery) goes for $579+ at authorized dealers (eg Amazon by Amazon itself; limit 3 per customer), but if you want to save some more, you can get it in manufacturer refurbished condition for $450 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty at Adorama.

Now Shipping: New GoPRO HERO6 for $500 [with Karma for $1200]

GoPRO is taking pre-ordering to the next level! They have officially revealed their brand new GoPRO HERO6 today and not only it is available for pre-ordering, it is also already in-stock and shipping. That’s the shortest time between pre-orders and shipping that I can recall 🙂

The GoPRO HERO6 goes for $500 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon by Amazon itself.

But that’s not all. GoPRO is also bundling the HERO6 with the GoPRO KARMA, together going for $1200 at Amazon by Amazon itself (in-stock already) and B&H Photo (coming soon).

In-Stock Now: various Fuji X-E3 kits at normal prices

A number of Fuji X-E3 kits are now in-stock at their normal prices. As usual, situations can be kerfuflly on release day and supplies are often limited, so YMMV…

+ Fuji X-E3 body only (silver) for $900 by Kenmore Camera (eBay) (one unit left) and PhotoCraft thru Amazon (two left)

+ Fuji X-E3 body only (black) for $900 by Kenmore Camera (eBay) (one unit left)

+ Fuji X-E3 with 18-55mm (silver) for $1300 by PhotoCraft thru Amazon (four left)

+ Fuji X-E3 with 18-55mm (black) for $1300 by Kenmore Camera (eBay) (two units left)

+ the camera is also included in the Stock Status tracker

Starts Thursday 12pm ET: FREE to Watch: Fuji X-T20 Fast Start Online Class

Starting at 12pm ET on Thursday and running for about 24 hours after that, you can watch online for FREE the Fuji X-T20 Fast Start Class by John Greego at CREATIVE LIVE. The class is made of 20 video lessons, which you can see under “Class Materials”.

During the FREE-to-Watch promotional period, you can watch it as much as you want. Once the promotional free-viewing period ends, if you want to watch it again, you have to either purchase it or wait for a possible future re-airing.

You can see the current and upcoming schedule of FREE-to-Watch classes at their ON-AIR Schedule page.

In-Stock Alert: Olympus E-M10 III Body for $650

The “smartphonization” of digital cameras (the addition of smartphone-like features, Wifi, touchscreens, NFC, companion apps, syncing, etc) has the added benefits to manufacturers of encouraging photographers to follow the upgrade cycles, similar to the smartphone upgrade cycles.

With that master of the obvious generalization out of the way, we have a new in-stock alert! The recently revealed [see New Cameras of 2017] Olympus E-M10 III body only is now in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $650 at Adorama in the black color scheme and the silver color scheme! Free expedited shipping is included!

If instead you prefer a previous generation model, getting reliable used (eg from places that test and stand behind their used products like KEH, B&H, Adorama) or manufacturer refurbished can save you money while lowering the risks of a eBay purchases from unreliable sellers.

Which brings us to the Olympus Outlet store currently offering the E-M10 II body only in manufacturer refurbished condition for $300 with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty, or with the 14-42mm EZ lens for $430.

Refurbished Nikon D7200 body for $710

The Nikon D7200 body only is no longer “the latest generation”. The Nikon D7500 is the latest APS-C model going for $1250 as body only [see Stock Status Tracker].

The Nikon D7200 body only, in new condition, at authorized dealers, it goes for $1000 with some free accessories, such as Adorama and various at Amazon.

If you are gonna get the previous generation, you might as well pay less by going the manufacturer refurbished route and that’s where Adorama comes in, offering the D7200 body only in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty for $710 with free shipping. That’s almost $300 less than new condition.

Optionally, under the yellow “Special Offer” section, you can add to the camera with a combined purchase discount promotion the 1-Year Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan for +$100, instead of its regular price of +$120.

Speaking of Adorama, here is the latest situation in their Nikon manufacturer refurbished gear:

+ recently added refurbished Nikon gear

+ all refurbished Nikon gear

Still Good: Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD for $329 [C/N, A {no VC}]

A proper superzoom lens sale! The new condition Tamron AF18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD lens is on sale for $329 with free expedited shipping in the Canon and Nikon DSLR systems at B&H Photo. VC here meaning Vibration Correction which is Tamron-speak for image stabilization.

This lens is also on sale in the Sony A-mount, however this one is without VC since Sony camera bodies support sensor-shift image stabilization. Check your local photo forums for never-ending debates on the merits of the various image stabilization systems 🙂

As of 9/28/17 9:12am ET recheck, this sale continues… This sale ends on 9/27/17 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if any of them sell out).