(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Mon): Sigma EF-610, Roki 24/T1.5, ePhoto, etc [updated]

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(ENDED) Ends by 9:50pm ET: Rokinon CV24M-C 24mm T1.5 Cine (DeCliq, FF) for $525

This limited time offer ended… The Rokinon CV24M-C 24mm T1.5 Cine Wide Angle Lens for Canon with De-Clicked Aperture and Follow Focus Compatibility is a lightning deal at Amazon, ending by 9:50pm eastern (or earlier if sold out) going for $525 with free shipping. Only the Canon version is on sale.

Heads up: New Experimental Twist in Black Friday sales – Preordering (!) the deals

This is only a heads up of yet another twist in the way Black Friday deals are offered. Apparently Amazon.com is trying a new experiment, you can pre-order (!) some of the Black Friday Deals. You will pay the lower price. This experiment is done with these four Samsung HDTVs. This is the first time I see this. I don’t know if other items will be offered in this fashion… So here’s a concrete example, using this 55″ Samsung HDTV as the Guinea pig: it sells for $850 if you want it right now. Or you can “pre-order” it for Black Friday for $800 and it will ship after 11/23/14.

(ENDED) Starts Sun 9am ET: Sandisk Extreme 60MB/sec SDHC Sale

This limited time offer expired… As part of the Amazon Lightning Deals, starting on Sunday at 9am ET (for Prime members) and 9:30am ET (for Everybody else) there is going to be a sale on Sandisk Extreme 60MB/sec SDHC memory cards. I don’t know if it is going to be just the 32GB version that will be on sale or the whole line-up (16, 32, 64GB). We’ll know for certain when it goes live. This is a limited time offer, as all Amazon Lightning Deals are.

(ENDED) Starts Sat 9:30am ET: Sigma EF-610 DG ST Electronic Flash sale

This limited time offer expired… According to the schedule at the Amazon Gold Box, starting at 9:30am ET (Eastern Time) on Saturday 11/15/14, there is going to be a sale on the Sigma EF-610 DG ST Electronic Flash. The sale price will be revealed when it goes live. The price before the sale is $135.

(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Fri): Polaroid, Fotodiox, ePhoto, Velsey, Coleman, etc

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Yellow) for $62 (limit 2)

In a world dominated by digital, instant film still lives! It even goes on sale! The Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Yellow) is on sale for around $62 with free shipping, with a limit of two per customer, at Amazon by Amazon herself… Now when are they going to put this instant camera’s innards inside a Fuji X-T1 body? 🙂 [joke!]

(ENDED) Ends Wedn 9:50pm ET: X-Rite CMUNPH ColorMunki Sale for $360 after $50 MIR

This limited time offer ended… As part of Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals, ending by 9:50pm eastern on Wednesday 11/12/14 is a lightning deal on the X-Rite CMUNPH ColorMunki for $360 after a $50 mail-in rebate. The price before the sale was $460 ($410 after MIR).

Speaking of Amazon, but not part of the lightning deals, this 23-inch Dell E2314H Computer Monitor goes for $120 with free S&H.

Samsung WB350F Wifi Superzoom w/extras for $140

The white Samsung WB350F Wifi Superzoom digital camera (conventional digital camera, not Galaxy Android) is currently on sale for $140 with a free Lowepro case and 8GB microSDHC card at Best Buy. Please note this camera takes microSD cards, not full size SD cards… It is also going for $140 at Amazon (limit 2) but no freebies there.

(ENDED) Ends Wedn 3am ET: Sony SDHC C10 memory card sale: 32GB for $12, 64GB for $25, etc

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Panasonic ZS35 black compact-zoom for $216

The black Panasonic DMC-ZS35 is currently on sale for $216 with free shipping at Best Buy and Amazon by Amazon herself (limit 2). Or you can get it for $144 refurbished from Willoughby’s

NOTE: when price checking this you will find lower prices by various marketplace and unknown sellers. Chances are they are not authorized Panasonic dealers, so be sure to further research them if not familiar…

Lowepro Fastpack 250 for $66 (limit 3)

The Lowepro Fastpack 250 camera/laptop backpack is currently on sale for $66 with free shipping and with a limit of three per customer at Amazon by Amazon herself.

(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Mon): XRite, Opteka, etc

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Panasonic LF1 black for $300 (limit 2)

RAWsumer action, the black Panasonic LF1 is currently on sale for $298 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself with a limit of two per shopping cart. The white version goes for more.

Sony Cybershot H300 compact-zoom for $168

The CCD-sensor Sony Cybershot H300 compact-zoom digital camera is currently on sale for $168 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself. Limit two per customer during this sale.

Samsung NX300M w/18-55mm for $650

If a flipping screen that can twist to the front of the camera (eg the subject can see the screen) is a high priority feature, the Samsung NX300M with 18-55mm is down to $650 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself in all three color schemes… If that’s not a priority, the older NX300 w/18-55mm goes for under $500.

Now shipping: Cyberlink’s PhotoDirector 6 and PowerDirector 13 (with H.265 support)

On the “alternative digital imaging software” front, two new releases from Cyberlink are now in-stock and shipping (or available for digital download) at Amazon by Amazon herself. The Photo Director 6 Ultra currently goes for $86 in either Software Box By Mail or PC or Mac digital download… On the video front, PowerDirector 13 Ultra is out for the PC (software box or digital download) for $89 and has support for the new H.265/HEVC video format…

Refurbished Samsung NX2000 w/20-50mm for $250

If you want to get an entry-point into the Samsung NX system without waiting for Black Friday doorbusters, the black certified refurbished Samsung NX2000 with 20-50mm is currently offered for $250 with free shipping by Dealfisher fulfilled by Amazon.com… The white goes for $10 more… It currently goes for $320 in new condition

Sony HDR-AS30VR Action Cam with Live View Remote for $200

The Sony HDR-AS30VR Action Cam with Live View Remote is currently on sale for $200 with free shipping by Willoughby’s fulfilled by Amazon.com with a limit of two per customer. This is not part of the lightning deals.

(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Fri): Roki 14mm T3.1, Nanuk, Nix, Polaroid, Coleman, Opteka, drone, etc

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(ENDED) Ends Tue 11pm ET: 64GB Sandisk Ultra microSD for $30 (32GB for $15) [updated]

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Amazon Prime members: FREE Unlimited Photo Storage [updated]

UPDATE (11/8/14): One of our readers pointed out in the comments that one of the Cloud Drive pages makes it sound like you only get unlimited photos only for photos taken with a Fire Phone or Fire Tablet. However, that looks like they messed up the wording – it looks like a failed attempt to market the Fire devices. Judging by multiple responses to Twitter questions by the official Cloud Drive Twitter account, it suggests that the offer is unlimited regardless of devices. For example, in the tweet below, one person asked them if 1.8TB (terabytes) was okay and they said yes as long as they are a Prime member…

One thing to note is that the offer is only for photos, not videos.

Another thing of note, if you are using uncommon file formats, their system may not recognize them as pictures and instead count them against the cloud quota. If so, contact their customer service and they should be able to fix it since they don’t have a restriction against RAW files philosophically.

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If you are an Amazon Prime member, or if you are on the bubble as to whether to sign up or renew the membership, Amazon just revealed another Prime member benefit. Unlimited photo storage with Amazon Cloud Drive Photos.

They are multiple ways you can load up your Cloud Drive with photos: it has a Google Play Android app (Android 2.3.3 or later), an iTunes iOS app (iOS 7 or later), and Amazon Android-ish app store and Desktop PC apps (the pages for those try to automatically start a download so I’m not putting them here because that’s rude).

I haven’t read the full terms and conditions, so I don’t know how “unlimited” unlimited is. There are physical limits, although I guess there are also physical limits on how much and how fast one can upload as well 🙂

(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Mon): Sony NEX-5TL w/16-50, ePhoto, Naneu, etc

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GoPro Protective Lens and Covers for $15.50 (limit 3)

The official GoPro Protective Lens and Covers is currently on sale for $15.50 as a set at Amazon by Amazon herself with a limit of three sets per shopping cart. It averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 194 customer reviews over there… GoPro has slowly but steadily built up an ecosystem of accessories…

SanDisk Extreme U3 UHS-I C10 SDHC sale: 64GB for $42, 32GB for $25

If you are a fan of the yellow SanDisk Extreme U3 UHS-I Class 10 SDHC memory cards, there is a sale at Amazon by Amazon herself – the 64GB version goes for $42 while the 32GB version goes for $25 and the 16GB version goes for $16. You can buy as many as you like. This is not part of the lightning deals.

On the microSD front, a variety of Kingston cards are on sale, with the 32GB C10 microSD with fullsize SD adapter for $15, the 16GB for $8 and the 8GB for $5 (the 8GB is part of the Add-On program).

In other storage-related promotions:
+ Samsung EVO Waterproof SDHC cards (various)
+ PNY USB flash drives of various sizes

Rokinon HD8M-C 8mm f3.5 HD Fisheye (Canon) for $233

The Canon DSLR version of the Rokinon HD8M-C 8mm f3.5 HD Fisheye lens with Removeable Hood is currently on sale for $233 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself (limit 2) and by Adorama on eBay.

(ENDED) Ends Mon 3am ET: Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Tripod for $110

This limited time offer ended… Ending at 3am eastern on Monday 11/3/14, you can get the Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Tripod Legs (Black) for $110 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself with a limit of three per customer.

Vivitar 13mm f2.8 (Pentax) for $200

The Vivitar 13mm f2.8 prime lens for the Pentax K-Mount only, model VIV-13MM-P, is on sale for $200 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2) and at B&H Photo… The other mounts go for more…

(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Fri): Polaroid Action Camera

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Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 for $89

For the early adopters of new Adobe software, the Photoshop Elements 13 (boxed software or digital download for either PC or Mac) is currently going for $89 with free shipping (or free download) at Amazon by Amazon herself.

Sony a3000 w/18-55 for $300 (or add 55-210 for +$150)

The Sony a3000 with 18-55mm is currently on sale for $300 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself with a limit of two per shopping cart during this sale…

Optionally, it is part of the Combined Purchase Discounts. The a3000 is only eligible for one lens, the 55-210 and the $200 off combined purchase discount happens automatically when you add both the a3000 kit and the 55-210 to your shopping cart. Here’s an annotated screenshot crop of the top right corner of the Amazon checkout page with the a3000 w/18-55 and the 55-210 added to the shopping cart:

sony_a3000_amazon_promotions

Note: the other E-mount cameras participating in this promotion (NEX-5T, a5000, a5100, a6000) get smaller discounts on the 55-210 and require promo codes.

Joby JM3-01WW GripTight GorillaPod Stand for under $17

Of potential interest to smartphone photographers, the Joby JM3-01WW GripTight GorillaPod Stand is currently on sale for under $17 at Amazon with a limit of three per customer. They average 4.5 out of 5 based on 321 customer reviews. If you are curious about this critter, it has 75 questions answered.

(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Mon): Vanguard, NiX, Naneu, Ape, ePhoto, etc

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(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Fri): X-Rite, ePhoto, Lowepro, Nanuk, Naneu, Ape, etc

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(ENDED) Software Lightning Deals (Wedn): Corel PSP Pro X6 & Pinnacle Studio 17 Plus

These two lightning deals ended. For the record, the PSP Pro X6 was offered for $25 with 93% claimed while the Pinnacle was offered for $35 with 80% claimed… If you missed them, fear not, these are regular lightning deal visitors, so they will likely return at some point in the future…

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Nikon D750 with 24-120mm f4 VR drops to $3000

On the new full frame front, the Nikon D750 with the 24-120mm f4G VR lens bundle is now down to $3000 at various authorized Nikon dealers including B&H Photo and Amazon by Amazon itself (limit two).

GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition for $344 to $350

The GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition action camera (previous generation) is now going for $344 with free shipping by AltaTac on eBay and $350 with free shipping by Amazon herself.

(ENDED) Camera Bag Lightning Deals (Tue): Ape, Lowepro, Naneu, etc

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(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Mon): Sony AS30V action camera, Vanguard, etc

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(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Fri): ePhoto, Vanguard, Lowepro, GoScope, Formatt-Hitech, etc

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(ENDED) Starts 4pm / 4:30pm ET: Jumbl High-Resolution 22MP Scanner/Digitizer

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(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Tue): Samsung NX30, NX3000, Sony NEX-6 again (?)

This bonus round of Amazon Camera and Photo Lightning Deals ended. The deals were worthy of their name this time! The NEX-6 w/16-50mm finally went live and it was at an even better price, $425! It was 97% claimed. So it turned out to be a good idea to wait for the Lightning Deal to finally materialize (in retrospect, it’s easy to say that).

The Samsung NX30 w/18-35 (so easy to mistype 18-55) went for $680 and was 100% claimed, while the NX3000 w/16-50mm went for $425 and was 53% claimed. Wouldn’t it be nice if every lightning deal round was filled with cameras like that? :)… Expired offers after the jump for the deal historians…

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New twist: Prime Members get 30 minute Early Access to some (but not all) Amazon Lightning Deals

Amazon revealed a new twist today, a new feature for Prime members. For some of the items in the traditional Gold Box Lightning Deals, Amazon Prime members will get access to them 30 minutes before the general population does. It’s easier to explain with an example, look at the annotated screenshot crop of the Ape camera case below (click on the picture or open in new tab/window to see it at full size)…

amazon_prime_early_access_deals

As you can see, the Ape case has the “Prime Early Access Deal” line. Only Lightning Deals that show this line are going to be available to Prime members for 30 minutes early. All the other items will go live at the same time for everybody. Here is an annotated screenshot example below of Upcoming Lightning Deals, some are Prime Early Access, some are not (click on the picture or open in new tab/window to see it at full size)…

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Sony NEX-6L/B (w/16-50) for $500 now (limit 2) [update: got removed from Lightning Deals]

UPDATE (Monday at 10:23am ET): it looks like the oomans at Amazon intervened and the NEX-6 with 16-50mm was removed from the Lightning Deals, perhaps because the current price would be same or better than what the lightning deal would have been. So no more indecision, the Sony NEX-6L/B kit (NEX-6 with 16-50mm) is on sale for $500 with free shipping, with a limit of two per shopping cart at Amazon by Amazon herself. This may be a price-match of someone else’s sale promotion…

No longer: Which further complicates things for people who are trying to decide, because starting at 10am eastern on Monday, this kit is going to be an Amazon Camera & Photo Lightning Deal. I have no idea what the lightning deal price is going to be, or how many they will have. So while we typically have a “Strategery” section, in this case, we have a “I have no idea what to say” section 🙂

(ENDED) Camera & Photo Lightning Deals (Mon): ePhoto, Ape, Tenba, Polaroid, etc

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Pentax Q black body only for $116

If you already have Pentax Q system lenses and you need another camera body, the black Pentax Q body is offered for $110 plus $6 flat shipping by Digital Media Source via Amazon. This ships from Digital Media Source, so no free Prime shipping.