Rokinon 24mm f2.8 Auto Focus Full Frame for $175 [E]

Hooray, hooray, it’s prime lens day at the current iteration of the Adorama daily deals good until Thursday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Rokinon 24mm f2.8 full frame auto focus lens for Sony E for $175
+ this is only available in Sony E

+ Green Extreme 4K HDMI Game Capture Card for $40

+ LG Ultra PC 17″ laptop for $999
+ WQXGA IPS i7-10510U 1.8GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (with 4GB), W10H, etc…

Prime Only: 10% back on select LG 2017 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TVs

While checking the upcoming Gold Box schedule, this offer was featured at the bottom of the page. If you are a Prime member and you pay for these with a Prime Credit Card (Chase VISA or Amazon Store card) you will earn 10% as a statement credit instead of the usual 5%. “These” are the LG Electronics 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2017 Model) for $1700 at 55-inch and $2600 at 65-inch. Unlike the quarterly credit cards, there is no limit on the cashback you can earn with the Prime offers. Only these two main TV-only options are eligible, not the various bundles you see on the product page (neither TV with BluRay nor the TV with soundbar).

Refurbished LG 27″ 5K Ultra Fine LED Monitor for $620

Woot is getting more and more Amazonified, and one of the things they have introduced since their purchase is Best Seller Lists. Currently in the Top 10 is the factory reconditioned LG 27″ 5K Ultra Fine LED Monitor going for $620 with free shipping for Prime or +$5 for non-members. It comes with a 90-day LG warranty. The offer runs for the next two days and charge (it is not a daily deal).

It supports Thunderbolt 3, DCI-P3 99%, Screen Split 2.0, Ambient Light Sensor, 5120 x 2880 pixels, and weighs around 30 pounds.

Prime Exclusive Phones now without Lockscreen Ads: LG G6 for $420, LG G6+ for $520

Starting today (Wednesday 2/7/18), Amazon is selling their Prime-exclusive smartphones that previously had “Lockscreen Ads” without them! If you have an existing Amazon Prime phone with “Lockscreen Ads”, an update will arrive that will disable them. If you paid out of your pocket to remove the ads, you can contact customer service and have it refunded.

As a result of the ad removal, their prices went up by $20. As of the time of writing, $420 gets you the LG G6 (32GB, Platinum) while $520 gets you the LG G6+ (128GB, Black).

These are factory unlocked, new condition and with USA warranty and with USA carriers in mind. The Moto models look like they have already been sold out. I don’t know if Amazon plans to discontinue this program once all available phones are sold out…

Only Prime members are able to buy them.

Adorama Tech Round-up: LG Monitors, Apple, Etc

With the Super Bowl just around the corner, many retailers are focusing on big TVs, especially now that 4K / UltraHD has broken through, unlike the various attempts at 3D in previous years. But Adorama has not forgotten the computer monitors, they have an LG Computer Monitors sale featuring screen sizes from 24″ to 43″ and prices ranging from $247 to $1300. Some are 16:9, while others are 21:9.

Speaking of Winter sales, Adorama is also running a Winter Apple sale featuring a variety of Macbooks (PRO and AIR), iMac Retinas, iPads, and more. They also have the new Apple iMac Pro 27″ with 5K Retina Display in-stock.

For audiophiles, Adorama has a sale on the HiFiMan HE560 Premium Planar Magnetic Headphones for $350 with free shipping.

LG V30 (Unlocked, No Contract, USA warranty) for $675

If you are looking for a flagship top tier Android cameraphone with a USA warranty, factory unlocked, and without carrier requisites, B&H Photo is offering the new condition LG V30 US998 64GB Smartphone (Cloud Silver) for $675 with free shipping and handling.

$300 off the LG V30 or Google Pixel 2s with 24mo Verizon Installment Plan

Two of the top Android cameraphones at the moment are having a promotion running at Verizon Wireless. The promotion is a $300 off promo credit when you purchase either the LG V30 or the Pixel 2s (Pixel 2 or 2 XL) with a 24-month installment plan. The discount will be a monthly discount during each one of the 24 months. At the end of the 24 months, you will have a $300 off discount on the phone price. You own the phone at the end of the 24 months, it is not a lease. Credit check and Verizon plan required for this.

The discount is not available on an outright purchase of the phones. Only when purchased with a 24-month installment plan. These are the “Nu Contracts” 🙂

As usual, check terms, conditions, restrictions, etc before buying.

34-Inch LG 34UM68-P 21:9 UltraWide IPS Monitor for $310

Ultra wide time now! The new condition 34-Inch LG 34UM68-P 21:9 UltraWide IPS Monitor with FreeSync is on sale for $310 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit four per customer) where it is rated as an “Amazon Choice” product (highly rated, well priced, ready to ship). A close second is $317 with free shipping at Adorama.

LG 27″ Full HD IPS Dual HDMI Gaming Monitor for $148

More eBayLandia action, the official BuyDig eBay store is offering the new condition LG 27″ Full HD IPS Dual HDMI Gaming Monitor, model 27MP59HT-P, for $148 with free shipping. Limit up to three units per buyer. Over 680 units have been sold so far from this listing. This is 1080p with HDMI and VGA inputs.

More monitor action, BuyDig directly is offering the new condition 29-inch LG UltraWide Freesync IPS LED Monitor (2017 Model 29UM59A-P, 2560×1080) for $200 after coupon code c1178118222 until 11/20/17.

Also at BuyDig, good until 11/15/17, coupon code BCD71071 gets you the Samsung 28″ 16:9 UH750 QLED 4K Ultra HD Monitor for $389.

Then to Adorama’s eBay store we go where they have a couple of monitor offers as well:

+ Acer 24″ K242HL BD 1080p Full HD Widescreen LED Display for $99

+ Dell S2718H 27″ Infinity Edge Full HD IPS LED Monitor for $210

34-inch LG 34UM60-P IPS WFHD (2560 x 1080) Freestyle monitor for $260 [limit 3]

Monitors are a window into your photography’s soul. Pretentious statement or not? We do not know but what we do know is that the eBay Deals have a sale on the new condition 34-inch LG 34UM60-P IPS WFHD (2560 x 1080) Ultrawide Freesync Monitor for $260 with free shipping by Buydig’s eBay store.

BuyDIG is an authorized LG dealer. This is a 2017 model with a full warranty. Limit up to three per customer during this sale. You have to do the “add to cart” thing to see the price, but you don’t need to login or sign-u for an account. Over 1900 units have been sold so far from this particular eBay listing.

This has 21:9 aspect ratio, AMD FreeSync technology, game mode, sRBG over 99 percent, 8bits (6bit+FRC), 16.7M color depth, HDMI and DisplayPort, Split Screen 2.0, and more.

The LG V30 and V30+ are out!

LG’s approach to their flagship smartphone cameras has been bright lenses and wider than telephoto. Their new LG V30 and V30+ duo is now out in the US market with various options at various carriers. The unlocked versions are coming later in the year. As part of the launch, LG and Google have a special promotion through participating carriers that gets you a FREE Daydream View VR Headset and a second year warranty.

+ at Verizon Wireless, you get a $200 prepaid VISA gift card along with the Daydream
+ price is $840 outright or $35/month on a 24-month plan on approved credit with 0% APR

+ at T-Mobile the price is $800 or the equivalent with an installment plan
+ but they offer $500 back in a prepaid Mastercard if you buy TWO LG V30s when you add a line, pay with an Installment Plan and such. There’s also an optional offer for a free LG G Pad X2 tablet

+ at AT&T they offer it $27/mo on an installment plan OAC or $810 outright

+ at US Cellular they offer a $20/month on a 30-month installment plan or $800 outright

+ at Sprint they offer a 2-for-1 “Sprint Flex” offer with an installment plan and such. Note that “Sprint Flex” is a lease program, not a purchase program
+ Sprint offers the V30+ which has more on-board memory

The FREE Google DayDream promotion and second year warranty comes from LG and Google and is redeemed through the LG launch promotion page. The other offers are through each particular carrier.

As usual when dealing with carriers, make sure you understand all the terms, restrictions, traps, and conditions of their offers. They have a long way to go towards offering more transparent and consumer-friendly plans and services.

LG CAM Plus for $8 to $10

If you have the LG G5 smartphone with its modular/add-on design, NewEgg is currently offering the new condition LG CAM Plus (model CBG-700.AUSASV) for $8. This is the camera grip/holder module. It is not a camera in itself. Shipping is $2 unless your order total at NewEgg is $25+, in which case, shipping is free. It is like Amazon’s Add-ON program 🙂

Speaking of which, it goes for $14+ and Prime eligible at Amazon’s.

LG G5 Unlocked (USA) with LG CAM Plus for $288 [no contract]

The modular LG G5 was not greeted as a liberator by the smartphone reviewer industrial complex, but of photography interest, this has a dedicated camera controls add-on module, and said module, the LG CAM Plus, is included for FREE with the LG G5 which in itself is on sale for $288 with free expedited shipping in the Titan color scheme, unlocked with US warranty, with no contractual/carrier obligations at B&H Photo. The other colors go for more and do not include the LG CAM Plus module.

Amazon itself also has it for $288 (limit three per customer) but does NOT include the LG CAM Plus for free.

LG G6 with LG Watch Style for $650 (Unlocked with USA warranty)

If you like to buy unlocked smartphones with USA warranty and also want to dabble into smartwatches, B&H Photo is bundling the new condition LG G6 (USA warranty, unlocked version) with the LG Watch Style for $650. The phone on its own goes for $600. The watch on its own goes for $250. All these are pre-orders.

On the other hand if you are comfortable with carrier phones and want to commit to 24 months of Sprint service, you can get it for $14.75 per month on 24 monthly installments through Sprint, on approved credit. This comes to just over $350 for the phone, but you are committing to 24 months on their Unlimited Freedom plan.

If you defy conventional wisdom and prefer the previous flagship, the LG G5, the one with the modules, including the camera module, you can get it unlocked with a USA warranty for $330 at B&H Photo. Or for $20 less you can get the AT&T models unlocked, but they have an AT&T logo on the back of the phone. IS a $20 discount enough for you to stare at the AT&T logo? (you can always hide it in a non-clear case).

As usual with all these, be sure to double check compatibility with the cellular networks you plan to use them with.

LG 360 CAM Spherical Camera for $130

On the 360-degree spherical camera front, the new condition LG 360 CAM Spherical Camera, model LGR105ATMOTS, is on sale for a limited time for $130 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo… For more action, check the B&H Photo Featured Sales… Orders will ship April 19+ regardless of shipping method…

Pre-order new 32-inch LG 32UD99-W 4K UHD IPS for $999

LG is busy this time of the year, in addition to rolling out their LG6 flagship phone with a big installment promotion deal at Sprint, they are now offering their new flagship computer monitor for pre-order for $999. The 32-inch LG 32UD99-W has 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), IPS, HDR-10 For PC, DCI-P3 95% Color Standard, FreeSync support, and various connectors. It has a “1 to 4 weeks” shipping estimate at Amazon by Amazon itself.

LG G6 (Sprint) for $354 with 24-month installment plan only

If you like what you saw with the LG G6 camera samples and reviews, and you don’t want to wait for the new Galaxy and iPhone and Pixel flagships to come out, and you are okay with switching or continuing with Sprint, they have a new installment-plan promotion that gets you the new LG G6 smartphone for $354 on a 24-month installment plan. Customers with “Good Credit” pay 24 monthly installments of $14.95, while “Building Credit” pay a $200 deposit with 24 monthly installments of $6.42. They both come out to around $354 total by the end of the installment discount promotion. The offer is good on both the Ice and Black color schemes.

The sale is only good on the installment plan. The pay-full-price-now price is $708. Sprint has a new “Unlimited plan” (with 10GB of mobile hotspot per month) for $50 per month, guaranteed until June 2018 (then it goes to $60/month). These prices are with Auto PAY activated. Add an extra $5/month if you don’t want AutoPAY. They also have promotions on adding lines (the second line is +$30/month, more lines for +$20/line; the prices on the additional lines will also increase in July 2018). You also get a FREE Google Home (hardware device, not a house made by Google) from LG by filing the necessary e-paperwork online.

Cameraphones: Up to three freebies with pre-order of LG G6 on Verizon

The new LG G6 flagship is doing a lot better review-wise than its modular predecessor, the LG G5. If you have read the G6 reviews, checked the camera samples and comparisons, and you don’t want to wait to see what Samsung has to …unpack with their …explosive presentation of the Galaxy S8 next week, there are various LG G6 pre-order promotions at Verizon Wireless.

If you are a brand new customer to Verizon, and willing to trade-in a qualifying phone (they have a list), and port your old number over, and sign-up for eligible plans and promotions, you can get all three freebies. If not, you can get one or two of the freebies. Each freebie has its own preconditions, requirements, and deadlines. The three freebies are: 1) free 43″ LG HDTV offered through Verizon Rebates, 2) free Google Home offered through LG’s launch promotions, 3) $200 Trade-In bill credit distributed over 24 months. Be sure to read through the terms/conditions of each promotion and ask their CSRs questions if you are not certain or familiar with their promo-speak. More details on their promotions page.

LG G5 Friends 360 CAM LG-R105 for $100

If you are of the LG persuasion, the new condition LG G5 Friends 360 CAM LG-R105 is currently going for $100 with free shipping, sold by Dealfisher, with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so it is Prime eligible. This is not a lightning deal.

LG PD239W Pocket Printer + 30pk paper for $130

The LG PD239W Pocket Photo Printer is bundled with a 30pk of LG Photo paper, together for $130 with free shipping at Adorama, another one of their 5000+ specials.

Unlocked LG G5 (RS988) with LG Cam Plus (camera module) and VR headset and Extra Battery/Charger for $450

The Holiday Shopping Situation Room update is now completed, and one last offer emerged from the price-checking, B&H Photo added one more freebie to their LG G5 Unlocked smartphone while remaining at $450: an LG Smartphone VR headset which goes for $170 on its own. The other three freebies continue, the LG Cam Plus (camera module) and extra charger and battery. This is model RS988, the unlocked North America variant with GSM and CDMA support. I like this trend of flagships being able to work with GSM and CDMA.

PS: check with your carrier(s) before buying though to be 100% certain it is compatible.

LG G5 + LG Cam Plus (camera module) + Cradle + Extra Battery for $450 (unlocked; no contract)

If you want to be a rebel and avoid the “blockbuster” phones of Apple, Samsung, and Nexus-killing Google, LG is one of the alternatives, especially if you are curious about modular design and LG’s Cam Plus camera module. Because the “LG Cam Plus” (the camera module) is included for FREE for a limited time, along with a charging cradle and an extra battery along with the 32GB LG G5 smartphone (model RS988, GSM + CDMA / 4G LTE Capable, North America variant, no contract, with microSD slot, with USA warranty) for $450 with free shipping at B&H Photo.

NOTE: there are multiple options on the same listing, if you are traversing the other options, make sure you are looking at the “North American Variant” with the four freebies, not the “AT&T Variant” (which goes for $370, but you don’t get any of the four freebies, and you get an AT&T logo on the back; also the AT&T variant does not have CDMA).

Regardless of option, check to make sure it is compatible with your carrier(s) of choice.

Canon 5D Mark III w/24-105 f4 with Pixma PRO 100 and Paper and 55-inch LG 4K UHD TV for $3100 after $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC)

The Canon DSLR bundles with the PIXMA PRO printers are common enough, but Adorama is taking things to a whole another level by bundling those with a 55″ Ultra HD TV! So let’s start from the beginning, this is a Canon 5D Mark III super bundle. You pay $3450 at checkout, receive the order, make sure all is well, submit the mail-in rebate following the deadlines/instructions, and a few months later you receive a $350 prepaid American Express gift card by mail, making it a $3100 after $350 MIR offer. What you get:

  • Canon 5D Mark III with 24-105mm f4 kit
  • Canon PIXMA PRO 100 printer
  • its trusty sidekick LU-101, 50pk 13×19″ Canon photo paper
  • LG Electronics UH6550 55″ 4K UHD Smart LED TV, 120Hz TruMotion, Color Prime Pro
  • $350 prepaid American Express gift card (the mail-in rebate)

The mail-in rebate is the standard Canon DSLR + Pixma printer mail-in rebate. It has nothing to do with the LG TV.

LG Electronics 34UM68-P 34″ Class 21:9 FHD UltraWide IPS Monitor for $348

The LG Electronics 34UM68-P 34″ Class 21:9 FHD UltraWide IPS Monitor with a 2560×1080 resolution is currently on sale for $348 with free shipping at Adorama. No coupon, no rebate, but you have to click on the Price to see the price. Offer ends by 8/13/16.

While we are on the topic of computery items, the Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700 12″ Full HD+ Touchscreen Tablet with Keyboard is on sale for $500 with free shipping. Limit one per customer. Offer ends by 8/15/16.

(ENDED) LG Google Nexus 5X Unlocked for $230

This offer ended but more will likely come in the future… For more action, check their Featured Deals pages

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X-Rite i1Photo Pro 2 Color Management Kit for Photographers for $1300 w/coupon

And now some X-Rite coupon action, B&H Photo with their trade show offers coupon BHOPTIC16 is offering the X-Rite i1Photo Pro 2 Color Management Kit for Photographers for $1300 with free expedited shipping until 6/8/16.

Speaking of monitor-related matters, B&H offers the LG 34UM95-P 34″ 21:9 UltraWide IPS Monitor with Thunderbolt, model 34UM95-P, for $700 with free expedited shipping after coupon code BHOPTIC16 by 6/8/16.

Tamrac Camera Bags with Free shipping for $8 (one option) or $15 (three options)

You may need a bag to hold all these bags if you go on a shopping spree with these. It’s four different Tamrac bags on sale at Adorama, with free shipping included, even if you only buy one bag. They are:

+ Tamrac 3365 Aero 65 Video / Photo Bag, Black for $8

+ Tamrac Explorer 42 Camera Bag for DSLR with 5″ Attached Lens, 1-2 Extra Lenses, Flash and Accessories for $15

+ Tamrac 5723 Zuma 3 Photo/iPad/Netbook Bag, Black/Dark Gray for $15

+ Tamrac Evolution Messenger 2 Photo/Laptop Bag for DSLR with Lens Attached, Extra Lenses, Flash and Netbooks, Black for $15

While there, they also offer the 27″ LG Electronics 27UD68PUltra HD 4K IPS LED Monitor (3840×2160, Reader Mode) for $398 with free shipping. Offer ends 5/31/16.

24″ LG LED 1080p IPS display for $100 after $50 MIR

If you are not afraid of mail-in rebates and you are looking for a 24″ IPS monitor, Adorama has a good deal for you. It is the LG Electronics 24MP48HQ-P 24″ Class IPS Full HD LED Monitor going for $100 with free shipping after a $50 mail-in rebate (prepaid gift card). Rebate details in the PDF file which says limit two per household (two units but must be submitted in one claim). This rebate offer is good only at Adorama. The monitor is 1920 x 1080 and has HDMI and VGA inputs (see the last picture in the product gallery for a close-up of the connectors). Offer ends 5/25/16.

Pre-order LG G5 Unlocked VR Bundle (LG G5, 360 Camera, 360 VR Headset) for $750

And now we have a mini VR camera theme from B&H Photo, starting with the LG G5 VR Bundle offered for $750 with free shipping in either the Silver or Titan color schemes. This gets you the LG G5 smartphone (carrier unlocked, GSM, CDMA depends, no contract) along with the LG 360 CAM Spherical Camera and the LG 360 VR Smartphone Headset. Shipping estimate is early May 2016.

Google LG Nexus 5X with $20 Gift Card for $300 (16GB) or $350 (32GB)

To the eBay Deals we go, where BuyDig’s eBay store is offering a nice deal for fans of Android purity who want to have the latest version (Android 6.0) with the new permissions system, and compatibility with the Google-Fi hybrid cellular-wifi service that refunds you any unused data. They include a $20 VISA gift card with either the 16GB Nexus 5X ($300; two color options) or the 32GB Nexus 5X ($350; one color option). No contracts!

This is a good way to use and test the latest versions of a variety of camera and photography Android apps but restrict them when they get too grabby with their permissions and data hoarding. Having said that, keep in mind that the new Permissions system is not perfect and it only gives us partial control. There is a very good write-up on it at the Ars Technica review.