Kamlan 28mm f1.4 MF lens for $150 [various systems]

For about three days and change (as of the time of writing of this blog post), Massdrop is offering the new condition Kamlan 28mm f1.4 manual focus lens for $150 with free US shipping in your choice of Fuji X, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds or Canon EF-M.

These will ship in mid-September from the vendor. The listing does not mention warranty, so assume there is none.

35-inch Massdrop VAST Curved Gaming Monitor for $401

If you are fan of curved and VAST computer monitors, Massdrop is running a Limited Time Sale that includes the new condition 35-inch Massdrop VAST Curved Gaming Monitor going for $401 with free US shipping. Over 3000 units have been sold. It averages 4.2 out of 5 based on 150+ customer reviews. It comes with a 1-year warranty on the panel (two years on the electronics), with the warranty managed by Massdrop as it is one of their signature “Massdrop” co-branded product.

The sale ends on July 19 in 2019 or earlier if sold out.

Massdrop is a “club”, so you have to sign up to see what’s happening, but it is free to sign up. One of the reasons for the “sign up” is because some of their products are below MAP, so by having a club, then they can offer lower prices because the firewall. OR something like that…

Kamlan 50mm f1.1 APS-C mirrorless lens for $139 [limited time]

Good for another day and change, Massdrop is offering the new condition Kamlan 50mm f1.1 APS-C lens for $139 with free US shipping and a 1-year warranty from Kamlan. It is available in your choice of Fuji X, Sony E, M43rds and Canon EOS-M.

Orders will ship in mid-July 2019 from the vendor. Massdrop has sold over 430 units so far from their listings per the website over there…

IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT I-1 INSTANT CAMERA BUNDLE for $60

To keep marketing and legal departments busy, companies often decide to change names. Such is the case for “Massdrop” which is now just “Drop” 🙂

Which brings us to one of their latest offerings, the new condition IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT I-1 INSTANT CAMERA BUNDLE offered for $60 with free US shipping.

This is currently only shipping to US addresses, so if you are outside the US, try forwarding services or long lost cousins 🙂

Canon 50mm f1.4 USM International for $270

The new condition with USA warranty of the Canon 50mm f1.4 USM lens goes for $330 with free accessories at some Canon USA authorized dealers like Adorama, or if you want to venture into the used market, it starts at $238~ at B&H Photo and KEH Camera

But if you prefer new condition for less than the USA model, the international model is currently offered in new condition for $270 with free US shipping at Massdrop. There’s no mention of warranty in the listing. It will ship in mid-May 2019 from Massdrop. The offer runs for the next seven days [from posting date here]. Shipping outside the US hovers around $10 (varies depending on country/region/continent obviously)…

Peak Design Everyday Bags for $89 to $134 w/FS

Massdrop is back on again with another Peak Design Everyday Bags sale. They offer two models, the Sling 5L for $89 and the Sling 10L for $134. The price drops to this level AFTER you add it to the shopping cart and AFTER you select one of the bag options. Before that, the price you see is $219 ~ so don’t let that scare you away 🙂

Optionally in the shopping cart you can add a Field pouch or a Tech pouch for more. Various color options are available. You can see all options available in the product listing, you don’t have to add them to the shopping cart and read about them one by one.

Free US shipping. This particular offer does not ship outside the US. The offer runs for the next five days and change from blog-posting time. Orders will ship in mid-May 2019 by Massdrop. There are no exchanges offered for the promotion. But the bags come with the Peak Design lifetime warranty…

Grey-market Fuji XC 50-230mm f4.5-6.7 OIS II for $189

The new condition Fuji XC 50-230mm f4.5-6.7 OIS III goes for $399 at authorized Fuji USA dealer such as B&H Photo

But if you want to pay half the price but not get any warranty, AND you are okay with the second generation (II) of the lens, for the next five days you can get it as international grey-market for $189 with free US shipping at Massdrop… Orders will ship at the end of April by Massdrop… This offer is only available to US addresses…

PS: speaking of Massdrop, they have brought back the Peak Design camera straps sale with the straps dropping to $40 ONCE you select a specific option in their shopping cart. The price you see on their website before these steps is $50… There are optional add-ons for $more$ as well… All available options are listed in the product description… They come with a Peak Design limited lifetime warranty… They will ship in late April 2019 by Massdrop…

Impossible Project I-1 Camera Bundle for $40 w/FS

It’s neo-retro time at Massdrop, this time they are offering for a limited time the new condition Impossible Project I-1 Camera Bundle for $40 with free shipping to USA addresses. This particular offering cannot be shipped outside the US per their shopping cart.

$40 gets you the I-1 camera, a carrying case, and neck and hand straps. Optionally, in the shopping cart, you can add various films for about $13 per film option. There’s also a $7 Polaroid photo box option. “Film” as in 600-type and I-type.

These will ship in mid-April 2019 from the vendor. There’s no reference of a warranty in the product description.

Kamlan 28mm f1.4 MF lens for $150 [X/E/m43/EF-M]

If you are a fan of mirrorless systems and manual focus prime lenses, the Kamlan 28mm F1.4 is currently offered for $150 at the Massdrop website for the next five days and change. This is available in four different mirrorless systems, Fuji X, Sony E-mount, Micro Four Thirds, and Canon EF-M.

Orders will ship in mid-April 2019. The product description has no mention of a warranty, so assume there is none. Shipping is free in the US. International shipping is around $5, with the exact amount depending on individual countries and regions. A prime lens is not that hard to ship after all 🙂

15% off on Peak Design camera bags with In-Cart discount

A shopping cart discount [no coupon needed, but you must add the item to the shopping cart] offers a variety of Peak Design camera bags for a 15% off discount at the Massdrop website. The price you see on the listing ($220) is the price before the discount for the 13L model.

When inside the shopping cart, you will have the option of selecting various kinds of bags including backpacks, slings, messengers and pouches. The listing is very detailed showing all the options and such…

This offer is running for the next six days and change from blog-posting date, with a mid-April shipment estimate. Massdrop will do the shipping. The bags come with a Peak Design lifetime warranty, however, all sales are final, meaning they don’t accept returns if you don’t like them or you picked the wrong color or size.

3 Legged Thing Punks Tripod sale: $140 to $200

If you are a fan of the 3-Legged-Thing Punks line of tripods [Johnny Rotten NOT included], they are running a sale of three models for the next seven days or so at the Massdrop website. The “Black Travis” model goes for $140, the “Black Corey” goes for $150 and the “Black Billy” goes for $200…

These will ship in early April 2019 from Massdrop and per the listing, they come with a five year limited warranty. They also have a discussion over there with 33 comments…

Peak Design Everyday Tech Pouch for $60 w/FS

If you are a fan of Peak Design and the membership-style shopping site Massdrop, they are offering for the next few days the new condition Peak Design Everyday Tech Pouch for $60 with free US shipping in your choice of sage or black color scheme. It comes with a limited lifetime warranty, and will ship in early April 2019.

Massdrop is free to join with an email account, but because some of its offers are below MAP, a lot of the activity happens behind a login-wall.

Peak Design Camera Clips V3 for $56 [MD]

Among the current photography offers at Massdrop there is a 20% off in-cart sale on select Peak Design Camera Clips V3. The price you see on the page is the regular price. It drops by 20% off in the shopping cart because of MAP pricing restrictions. So that’s around $56. There are also optional options and customizations in the shopping cart…

The options are described in detailed further down the product description, so don’t be confused by the mild chaos in the shopping cart 🙂 The products come “guaranteed for life”. They will be shipped by Massdrop in late March 2019 but this offer is restricted to US addresses.

Just Mobile Shutter Grip for $25 w/free S&H

In addition to their on-going Black Friday sales, Massdrop is also offering the new condition Just Mobile Shutter Grip for $25 with free US shipping.

It includes a CR2032 battery which promises up to six months of life [YMMV depending on usage, temperature, etc]. This Red Dot design award program works over Bluetooth and supports a variety of smartphones [list at the aforelinked page] as it holds on to the smartphone vertically, not horizontally, giving it more flexibility in the number of phones it can fit.

They will ship in late December 2018 and they come with a 1-year warranty from Just Mobile…

Imported Fuji X-T2 body only for $880 [w/18-55 for $1200] {MD}

The shopping website that is Massdrop has launched their very own Black Friday sales. OF camera and photo interest, they are offering the new condition Fuji X-T2 body ohly for $880. You can optionally add the 18-55mm f2.8-4 R XF OIS LM lens for $320 more [$1200 total].

NOTE that there is no mention of warranty in the listing, so assume this is an imported/grey-market with no warranty. Orders will be shipped in mid-December 2018 from Massdrop. There’s no option for expedited shipping.

In comparison, in new condition at authorized dealers the X-T2 body only goes for $1100, such as B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon. So that’s a difference of $220.

At the aforementioned places, the X-T2 with 18-55 kit goes for $1500, versus $1200 of Massdrop.

3Legged Thing Punks sale: Travis $140, Corey $150, Billy $200

Massdrop is running a Thanksgiving Day sale and among the items offered is the 3 Legged Thing Punks tripods with three models featured: the Billy for $200, the Black Corey for $150 and the Black Travis for $140. They come with a 5-year warranty. The offers will ship in mid December from Massdrop.

Punks have come a long way since the 70s, they even have tripods now 😉 Anarchy in the exposure triangle!

15% off various Peak Design Camera Bags

Bag the bags, Massdrop style! The membership [free to join] shopping website is offering a 15% off checkout (shopping cart) discount on select Peak Design camera bags. The price drops in the shopping cart after you add the item(s) of interest there. These come with free US shipping and this offer is currently restricted to US addresses per the listing.

A variety of styles are available, including messengers, backpacks, slings, pouches, etc. These will shp in early December 2018 by Massdrop. They come with a lifetime warranty from Peak Design. Note however that all sales are final. Nearly 500 units have been sold so far per the listing.

Wedn: Kamlan 28mm f1.4 manual focus for $150 [X/E/M/FT]

Good until the end of day on Wednesday in the pacific time zone, Massdrop is offering the new condition Kamlan 28mm f1.4 manual focus lens for $150 in your choice of Fuji X, Sony E, M43rds or Canon EF-M. These will be shipped in late November. US orders will be shipped by the vendor [unspecified], while international orders will be shipped by Massdrop itself…

Peak Design Camera Straps start at $32 w/free S&H

The membership website Massdrop (free to join, no annual fees) is offering a variety of Peak Design Camera Straps with prices starting at $32 with free US shipping. Various options are available in the shopping cart as follows:

+ Leash strap for $32
+ Slide Lite strap for $40
+ Slide strap for $52

Optionally you can add these to your order:
+ Cuff wrist strap for +$24
+ Clutch hand strap for +$32

They come with a limited lifetime Peak Design warranty. Orders will ship in early May 2018 from Massdrop. There is no option for faster shipment. If you are not familiar with Massdrop, it is a “group buy” type of a shopping service, which allows them to negotiate lower prices. Because it’s a “club”, you have to create an account to see more details on the offers and products and such. All sales are final.

The offer continues until next Tuesday.

(ENDED) Kamlan 50mm f1.1 with 1-YR W for $140 w/FS [X, E, m43, EF-M]

As of 3/21/18 this offer is expired but most of the Massdrop offers return every few weeks…

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Massdrop Vast 35-Inch Curved Gaming Monitor for $600 w/FS

If you are a fan of curved computer monitors, the shopping club/website that is Massdrop is offering the new condition Massdrop Vast 35-Inch Curved Gaming Monitor for $600 with free shipping to US addresses. This is a 3440 x 1440p, with FreeSync, 2ms response, 1800R curvature, 100% sRGB, VA panel, static contrast ratio of 2,500 to 1, etc. This is made by AU Optronics in collaboration with Massdrop, thus they put their name on the product.

A total of 1500 units are available as part of this sale, with just over 1000 of them sold as of the time of writing. They come with a one year warranty on the panel, and two year warranty on the electronics inside.

Unlike Amazon, there is no such thing as Prime shipping for Massdrop. The more unique and custom a product, the longer it takes. This one is estimated to ship in mid July 2018. I repeat, this ships mid-July 2018, so if you don’t want to wait, do not buy this!

Giottos YTL8384 Carbon Fiber Tripod for $200 w/free S&H

Massdrop is a membership-style shopping website because some of their offers are below MAP. So you have to create a free account to participate in most activities, including buying. This is also a “group buy” style shopping website, so everything ships after the promotion ends. Shipping is typically slow and there’s no option for expedited shipping. If you find Prime 2-day shipping takes too long, then this mayhaps it is not for you 🙂 It’s a different model, so read up on it if you are not familiar with this approach.

Over there, running for the next two days and a few hours (as of writing time), you can get the new condition Giottos YTL8384 Carbon Fiber Tripod for $200 with free USA shipping and handling. These will ship at the end of February. All sales are final! The orders will be shipped by the vendor and come with a 2-year limited warranty.

Kamlan 50mm f1.1 APS-C Lens for $130 [X/m43/E/EF-M]

If you are a fan of Prime lenses made by non-mainstream lens manufacturers, the membership website MassDrop is offering the new condition Kamlan 50mm F/1.1 APS-C Prime Lens for $130 with free shipping for USA shoppers. Shipping is extra for non-USA shoppers. The lens is available in Canon EF-M, Fuji X, M43rds and Sony E. You select the option at checkout. It comes with a 1-year warranty. All sales are final. These will ship in late January 2018. There is no express shipping option!

If you are not familiar with MassDrop, think of them as a group buy shopping club. You have to create an account (free to join, no annual/membership fees) to see the prices and details of a product. Orders do not ship right away like Amazon. It’s the opposite of Prime. Orders can take weeks to months before they ship because of the nature of group buys. Sales are final. Some items come with a manufacturer warranty, others don’t. Some are purchased directly from the manufacturer, others through third parties.

If you hate waiting, then mayhaps it’s not for you. You can instead go for near-instant gratification with the B&H FREE Next Day delivery of various products 🙂