Now shipping: Platypod Ultra Plate Camera Support for $59

And we are back with an in-stock alert! The new condition Platypod Ultra Plate Camera Support is now in-stock and ready to ship for $59 with free expedited shipping at Adorama. It is so new it has no customer reviews, so mayhaps for the boldly-going early adopters.

Speaking of Adorama, they have set up a page dedicated to a variety of Solar Eclipse products.

Remember, the #1 rule of Solar Eclipse Club is don’t stare straight into the sun!

Free 24-page Solar Eclipse eBook (PDF)

Freebie time! As part of the Solar Eclipse Festivities, the photographers group National Parks at Night (not affiliated with the actual National Parks) is offering a FREE 24-page Solar Eclipse guide. The ebook is available in PDF format. You enter your email address and after that you can download the PDF file immediately.

5pk Meade EclipseView White-Light Solar Viewing Card for $10 w/FS

As we get closer to the eclipse, more offers are coming out. A 5-pack of Meade EclipseView White-Light Solar Viewing Cards is on sale for $10 with free shipping at B&H Photo. You can buy as many as you like.

This is one of a number of eclipse-related offers at B&H, including their Tamron 150-600mm G2 with Marumi 95mm bundle going for $1500 in the Canon, Nikon systems. These two are in-stock. It’s also available in the Sony A but it’s in pre-order status, so it may not get to you by the Eclipse.

One thing scientists won’t have to worry about is finding a theme song for the eclipse 🙂

PS: B&H has also set up a Solar Eclipse Gear page if interested for ideas.

5pk Lunt Solar Systems Solar / Solar Eclipse Viewing Glasses for $5 w/free S&H

We have another eclipse doorbuster, at B&H Photo, they are offering a 5pks of Lunt Solar Systems Solar / Solar Eclipse Viewing Glasses for $5 with free shipping. You can buy as many as you like. They have a B&H logo on the side. This is a limited time offer.

Celestron Solar Eclipse Binocular for $30

The Celestron Solar Eclipse Binocular, Black, 10×25 (71237) is currently on sale as a Solar Eclipse doorbuster for $30 with free shipping, with a limit of up to three units per customer at Amazon by Amazon actual. This is not a lightning deal… On the same listing, the Celestron Binocular, Black, 10×42 (71238) goes for $60 but “ships in 1-2 months”…

Tamron 150-600mm Solar Eclipse Bundle (with Marumi 95mm Filter) for $1499

If you are looking for solar eclipse bundles, B&H Photo has a limited time Tamron promotion that bundles the Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 lens with the Tamron Marumi 95mm DHG ND-100000 Solid Neutral Density 5.0 Solar Eclipse Filter (16.5 Stops) and a 5-pk of solar eclipse glasses, all together for $1499 with free expedited shipping.

The lens goes for $1399 on its own, and the Marumi filter goes for $299 on its own, so you are getting a $200 combined purchase discount. The glasses are just $5, so they are a rounding error considering the price 🙂

The above link points to the Canon version, but this offer is also available for the Sony A version and the Nikon F version.

PRO TIP: if you are not familiar with the B&H Photo website, locate the “In the Box” section on the right hand side of their website, further down, to see what items are included with your purchase. They typically do a great job of showing the accessories by the manufacturer and then the items/accessories that may be included as a bundle or “free with purchase” promotions.

If you don’t want/need the Marumi filter, the lens without the two “solar accessories” is bundled with typical lens-y free accessories at Adorama (Corel software, filter kit, etc).