A man named Frodo decided to start a camera accessories company in the Shire, shortly after the Scouring. Over time, as time often does, his name drifted to Frotto. And so we have the company by the name of Manfrotto. Okay, this is fanfic, not reality…
… but reality is this bundle, the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens is bundled with the Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum 3 Section Tripod with Horizontal Column, together going for $1749 with free shipping at Adorama. This is the same price of the lens on its own, so you are essentially getting the tripod for free.
I am trying a new experiment today. I will keep adding camera bag promotions to the bottom of the post as I find them throughout the day. This so I don’t fill up the blog with separate camera-bag posts. Here we go (free shipping unless otherwise indicated below)…
+ Manfrotto Stile Collection Bella IV Shoulder Bag in black only for $15 at B&H Photo
+ Lowepro Dashpoint AVC 2 Hard-Shell Case for $18 in black or blue at B&H Photo
+ for action cameras and similarly sized/shaped items
+ Lowepro StreamLine 250 Shoulder Bag for $20 at B&H
+ Tenba Discovery Top Load for $30 in black or khaki color schemes at B&H Photo
+ Ruggard Outrigger 45 Backpack for $32~ at B&H Photo
+ Lowepro Format Backpack 150 (Black) for $40 at B&H Photo
+ Manfrotto Essential DSLR Camera Backpack (Black) for $40 at B&H Photo
+ free shipping with a $49+ order
+ Lowepro Top Loader Pro 70 AW Camera Bag for $40 at B&H
+ Lowepro Fastpack 350 Backpack for $70 at B&H
+ Porta Brace HIP-3LENS Hip-Pack Lens Case for $79 at B&H
+ Vanguard Up-Rise II 46 Photo Backpack for $80 at B&H Photo
+ Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 350 AW for $90 at B&H
+ Lowepro Echelon Brief (Black) for $100 at B&H
+ Lowepro Echelon Attache (Black) for $130 at B&H
+ Think Tank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive V1 Backpack for $183 at B&H
+ or $140+ in USED
+ Think Tank Photo Airport TakeOff Rolling Camera Bag for $295 at B&H
+ Lowepro Pro Runner x450 Rolling AW Backpack for $300 at B&H Photo
NEW ADDITIONS WILL APPEAR BELOW
New additions during the day will appear in this section. The section above is the original post and it is sorted by price. The section here will be sorted by the time it was added (latest additions at the very bottom)…
+ used Ape Case ACPRO342W Camera Case for $10.80 at Amazon Warehouse Deals
+ free S&H with $25+ orders for non-Prime (free 2-day S&H for Prime members)
Adorama is having their own Prime specials with the following products:
+ B + W 77mm #102 0.6 (4x) Neutral Density Glass Filter for $17 with free shipping
+ Manfrotto 190Go! 4-Section Aluminum Tripod Kit with Center Ball Head (61.4″ Max Height, Black) for $200 with free S&H
+ Apple 7.9″ iPad Mini 4 Wi-Fi 64GB, Gold for $329
+ Apple MacBook Pro 15″ with Touch Bar, i7 2.9GHz 512GB, 16GB, W/3 Yr Applecare for $2799
Speaking of Adorama, they have a 2-day Flashpoint Studio and Lightning Sale with around 50 items participating in the sale. This started yesterday but was lost in the home page with the Prime Day avalanche.
If you are comfortable with mail-in rebates, the Manfrotto MT055CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod can be yours for $339 after a $100 mail-in rebate at B&H Photo with free expedited shipping. The mail-in rebate promotion expires 7/31/17… For more action, check the B&H Featured Sales…
The new condition Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens goes for $1699 at authorized Canon USA dealers, and you have the option to get a free 13-month Accidental Damage protection by registering your product within 30 days of purchase.
However, at the moment, Adorama is bundling this lens with a FREE tripod. And it’s not a toy tripod! It is the Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum 3 Section Tripod with Horizontal Column (19.84lbs Load Capacity, 66.93″ Maximum Height). The tripod is included in the product bundle above, you see it mentioned over there while this promotion is running.
On the other hand, if you have enough tripods to re-enact the Planet of the Tripods movie, and if you prefer general purpose accessories, Adorama has an accessory bundle offer with these freebies: 82mm lens filters kit, lens shade, cleaning kit, Corel software bundle (five software titles), and other assorted lens-accessories.
But if you instead want to optimize for a lower price, and you don’t need any extra accessories, and you are comfortable with imported grey-market lenses that come with a 1-year seller warranty instead of a 1-year Canon USA warranty, you can get this lens in new condition but imported grey-market for the very specific price of $1591 with free shipping by 6ave on eBay (99.1%, New Jersey). Limit five per customer. Over 200 units got sold so far from this listing.
The new condition Manfrotto Essential DSLR Camera Backpack is on sale for $40 at B&H Photo as one of their Featured Sales. Free expedited shipping IF your order total is $49+, otherwise shipping is additional.
In other bag-related action:
+ Ruggard TGB-110B iPad Tablet and Notebook Sling Bag for $10 with free shipping
+ Lowepro StreamLine 250 Shoulder Bag for $20 with free shipping
+ Tenba Discovery: Large Photo/Laptop Daypack for $80 with free shipping
+ Nikon Leather Body Case Set for Nikon 1 J1 Camera with 10-30mm Lens for $10 with free shipping
+ Manfrotto Advanced Active Holster XS Plus for $20 with free shipping
+ National Geographic Earth Explorer National Geographic 4475 Sling Bag for $20 with free shipping
+ Crumpler Pleasure Dome Camera Shoulder Bag (Medium, Black) for $30
+ free shipping IF your order total is $49+
While we are at B&H Photo, the Sunpak DF3000C Digital Flash for Nikon Cameras is on sale for $24.75 plus shipping. But you get free shipping if your order total is $49+.
The Manfrotto XPRO Land Aluminum Monopod [ADDED LINK!] is curerntly on sale for $70~ with free shipping at Adorama for a limited time… This is part of their just-launched 100 under $100 sale…
Another doorbuster of sorts at B&H Photo, the Manfrotto Clamp-On Remote Control for Canon DSLRs is on sale for a limited time for $94 with free expedited shipping… For more action, check the B&H Photo Featured sales…
More in-stock action at Adorama, the Manfrotto Nitrotech N8 Video Head system now have three different options in-stock and shipping at Adorama. The Nitrotech N8 Video Head on its own goes for $500, while the bundle with the 546B Pro Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader goes for $950, and the bundle with the 535 Carbon Fiber Tripod goes for $1180.
On the other hand, if you prefer a Manfrotto appetizer, the MTPIXI-B PIXI Mini Tripod continues for $18~ (limit 10).
It’s “Pixi” time again, the black color scheme of the new condition Manfrotto MTPIXI-B PIXI Mini Tripod is on sale for $18~ at Amazon by Amazon itself and at B&H Photo.
Neither offers unconditional free shipping. At Amazon, you either have to be a Prime member, or place a $35+ order. At B&H, you have to place a $49+ order.
This sale continues as of 5/1/17 recheck: Meanwhile the Manfrotto MB MS-SB-IGR Shoulder Bag for DSLR with Additional Lens (Green) is on sale for $46 by Amazon itself and various sellers. This looks like it may have been a computer-generated price match.
This sale ended:
The Manfrotto MB SB390-5BB VELOCE V Backpack is currently on sale for $57 by a 3rd-party seller with the order fulfilled by Amazon. Limit one per customer.<
Both of these WERE Best Buy daily deals, but Best Buy’s daily deal prices are higher, $60 and $50 respectively.
The Manfrotto XPRO Land Aluminum Monopod is on sale for a limited time for $70 with free shipping at Adorama as one of their latest April specials.
To the Land of the Tripods we go with another Manfrotto offering, this one at Adorama, it is the Manfrotto Befree One Aluminum Ultra-Compact and Lightweight Tripod offered for $100 with free shipping in three color schemes, in the Gray color or the Red color or the Black color. This is a weekend sale (or earlier if sold out). The different colors can be handy if you want to separate their use (eg one color for outdoor use, one color for indoor use (eg schools or hospitals where you don’t want to bring in manure from the cow photography project), one color for in-house/in-studio work.
Also running at Adorama (until 4/27/17 or earlier if sold out) is a sale on the refurbished-by-Lenovo Lenovo Flex 4 15.6″ Signature Edition 2-in-1 laptop (1080p IPS Touchscreen, i7-7500U 2.7GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, AMD Radeon R7 M460, Windows 10) for $639 with free expedited shipping. It comes with a 90-day Lenovo warranty. Trade-offs of flexibility and battery life as you get a Core U processor with SSD storage and dedicated graphics card.
While price-checking things for the Canon Lenses with Free Tripods post, another tripod sale came up, it is the new condition Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod going for $179 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of ten units per customer. This looks like a computer-generated price-match of 3rd-party sellers offering it at that price, so its existence may depend on the 3rd-party sellers continuing their sale (or if Amazon’s price-match mechanism has its own auto-timeout feature or who-knows how Amazon and it’s Data Bots decide things).
Some people like bundles with lots of small accessories, others don’t because they don’t need/want extra small accessories. But they may be a lot more interested when camera gear are bundled with “real” accessories, in this case, “real” Manfrotto and Vanguard tripods! Adorama is offering some of these bundles as part of their Canon Instant Rebates special promotion:
With Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
+ Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM for $1699
+ Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens for $1848
+ tripod on its own goes for $179 by Amazon itself which is a sale/price-match of 3rd-party sellers
+ tripod on its own goes for $250 at B&H Photo
With Vanguard 264AB-100 Tripod
+ Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM for $1899
+ Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II USM IS for $1999
+ tripod on its own goes for $155 by Amazon itself which is a sale/price-match of 3rd-party sellers
As of a 4/2/17 re-check, this is sold out from Amazon itself and cannot be ordered even…
On the adorable accessories front, the Manfrotto MTPIXI-B PIXI Mini Tripod is on sale for $16 by Amazon itself, with a limit of up to ten per customer. As of 4/1/17 re-check this is available to Prime members only, so free 2-day shipping… For many more camera and technology and other Amazon sales, check the Elsewhere at Amazon section…
Another in-stock alert, the Manfrotto BeFree Live Video Kit with Tripod and Fluid Head, model MVKBFR-LIVEUS, is now in-stock and ready to ship for $240 with free expedited shipping at Adorama… For more action, check their Saint Patrick’s Day sale…
The Manfrotto ML240 Mini-24 On-Camera LED Light with Dimmer is currently on sale for $20 with free shipping at Adorama. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout!
Speaking of Adorama, for some of their latest offers, check these places:
The Manfrotto ML240 Mini-24 On-Camera LED Light with Dimmer is currently on sale for $20 with free shipping at Adorama. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout!
Speaking of Adorama, they have a couple of refurbished 2-in-1 laptops on sale as follows:
+ refurbished 15.6″ Lenovo Flex 4 Signature Edition 2-in-1 (FullHD, IPS, Touchscreen, i7-7500U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, AMD Radeon R7 M460, Win10) for $725 (ends 3/2/17)
+ refurbished 15.6″ HP Spectre x360 15-AP012 *UltraHD, IPS, Touchscreen, i7-6500U 2.5GHz, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Win 10) for $925 (ends 3/3/17)
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 😉
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.
To the Land of the Monopods we go, a moon that orbits the Planet of the Tripods, where we find the Manfrotto 682B Self-Standing Pro Monopod, Black Anodized on sale, in a while-supplis-last type of a promotion, for $70 with free shpping at Adorama… For more action, check their Best of January sales.
The Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber 4-Section Tripod with Horizontal Column is currently on sale for $300 with free shipping at Adorama, part of their Accessories sale.
Back to the Land of the Monopods (sounds like a 50s scifi movie title), where Adorama is offering until 1/28/17 the new condition Manfrotto XPRO Land Aluminum Monopod, 5 Sections, 55″ Max Height for $65 with free shipping and handlig… For more action, check the Adorama Latest Specials featuring over 3150 products at the moment…
Bag the bags time now, the Manfrotto MBSB390-5BB Stile Veloce V Backpack is on sale for $30 with free shipping at Adorama… While there, they offer the Brenthaven Collins Sleeve Plus Shoulder Bag (for Up to 15″ Laptops, Heavy Gray) for $20 with free shipping… Both offers are good until 1/25/17 (or earlier if sold out)…
In other Adorama action:
+ Flashpoint 198 LED BiColor On Camera Light for $40 until 2/2/17
+ Manfrotto 190Go! 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with Twist Lock (Black) AND Manfrotto MVH502AH Pro Video Head with Flat Base for $230 until 1/20/17
+ Canon imageCLASS MF726CDW All-in-One Color Laser Printer for $275 until 1/22/17
+ all items mentioned in this post come with free shipping (as of the time of writing)
UPDATE 1/9/17: the price dropped from $250 to $230…
CES also brings some sales with it; case in point, Adorama is offering the new condition Manfrotto 190Go! 4-Section Aluminum Tripod Black bundled with a FREE “Manfrotto MVH502AH Pro Video Head with Flat Base (3/8″-16 Connection)”, together for $230 [was $250] with free shipping. No rebates for this offer.
While there, they also have a special on the Pelican S100 Sport Elite Laptop Backpack for $150 with free shipping… For more action, check their New Years Sales…
The Manfrotto Stile MBSH-4BB Solo IV Holster is currently on sale for $13 with free shipping at Adorama… For more action, check their New Years Sales and also their CES 2017 specials…
But wait, there’s more Manfrotto action. The Adorama daily deal good until 12pm ET on Monday (or earlier if sold out) is the Manfrotto 190Go! 4-Section Aluminum Tripod Black + MVH502AH Video Head going for $250 with free shipping.
Speaking of Manfrotto, the Manfrotto MTPIXI-B PIXI Mini Tripod continues to go for $19 by Amazon itself.
We have two back to back Manfrottos. First up, the Manfrotto MT055CXPRO3 055 Carbon Fiber 3-Section Tripod with Horizontal Column (Black) is on sale for $306~ with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself.
Manfrotto time! The Manfrotto MT190XPRO4 4-section Aluminum Tripod with a Head (056 3D) is bundled with three free accessories (Slik tripod carrying case, 3-axis bubble spirit level with hot-shoe, and tripod hanger), all together for $283 with free expedited shipping at Adorama.
The Manfrotto MKBFRA4-BH BeFree Tripod & Ball-head is on sale for $144~ with free shipping at Adorama and by Amazon itself.
The Manfrotto ML240 Mini-24 on-camera LED light (with dimmer; 5000K) is on sale for $30 with free shipping at Adorama directly and by Adorama thru Amazon.
This is one of seven other Manfrotto camera lights on sale, with prices ranging from $10 to $450.
To balance all the Manfrotto lightning deals that are selling out before even non-Prime members can get a shot at them, here’s a Manfrotto that anyone can buy right now, and it’s not a lightning deal, it is the new condition Manfrotto MTPIXI-B PIXI Mini Tripod for $19. It is “temporarily out of stock” but you can order it if you like the price. Limit up to 30 per customer. The usual free shipping terms apply (Prime or $25/$49+).
It’s not just free food samples on every corner! It’s camera bags too 🙂 The Manfrotto Adventure 1 Camera Backpack is currently on sale for $50 with free shipping at the Costco website with a limit of up to three per customer. Non-members can buy it for 5% more ($52.50 instead of $50)… Per the website, this may also be available at their warehouses (aka brick and mortar stores)… Sale ends 12/24/16 or earlier if sold out…
UPDATE: the 5% “price math” is now corrected.
The Manfrotto Compact Aluminum Monopod (advanced white, model MMCOMPACTADV) is on sale for $20 with free shipping at B&H Photo as one of their latest Featured Sales…
These daily deals expired…
Wednesday is here in the east coast, and so is the new round of B&H Photo Daily Deals. Of camera and photo interest, the Manfrotto Clamp-On Remote Control for Canon DSLRs is offered for $100 with free shipping. This ends by 11:59pm ET on Wednesday or earlier if sold out.
The Manfrotto 494 Mini Ball Head is on sale until 11/30/16 for $50 with free shipping at Adorama… This is among their latest Cyber Monday specials…
Good until 11/28/16 night (that’s Monday night), the Manfrotto 190Go! 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod (57.9″ max height, black color scheme with red hints) is on sale for $280 with free shipping at Adorama… For more action, check their latest Cyber Monday specials…
Bag the bags action now! B&H Photo is offering the Manfrotto Stile Collection: Agile V Sling (bungee cord) for $30 with free shipping and handling as one of their latest deals.
PS: blog-planning wise, after I finish with this burst of updates, I will start assembling the Black Friday 2016 Situation Room, a “latest deals summary” type of a post.
The latest Adorama daily deal is the Manfrotto Befree One Aluminum Ultra-Compact and Lightweight Tripod with Ball Head offered for $80 with free shipping. The sale ends on Friday at 12pm ET, or earlier if it sells out, or later if it gets extended… For more action, check the Adorama Black Friday sales along with their Clearance and Specials page…
Good until 11/13/16, Adorama is offering the Manfrotto 190Go! 4-Section Aluminum Tripod Kit with 3-Way Head (62″ Max Height, Black) for $180 with free shipping. No rebates, it’s a sale.
If you are comfortable with mail-in rebates, a couple of Manfrotto tripods have a $100 mail-in rebate (MIR) promotion on them good until 9/30/16. With the rebate factored in at Adorama, you can get the Manfrotto MT055CXPRO3 Carbon Fiber for $380 with free S&H after $100 MIR, and the Manfrotto MT055CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber for $400 with free S&H after $100 MIR.