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 🙂