Benro TAC008ABR0 Active Aluminum Tripod with BR0E Ball Head for $30 w/free S&H

Doorbuster time at B&H Photo, they are offering the new condition Benro TAC008ABR0 Active Aluminum Tripod with BR0E Ball Head for $30 with free shipping. If your order total is $49+, it gets upgraded to free expedited shipping.

you are looking for something else to add to your B&H order to get to $49+, check their Featured Sales and Back to School sale.

50-Inch AmazonBasics Lightweight Tripod with Bag for $13

The AmazonBasics Amazon house brand has quietly amassed over 120 camera and photo products, some of which randomly (?) go on a recurring sale, such as the new condition 50-Inch AmazonBasics Lightweight Tripod with Bag on sale for $13~ with a limit of up to ten units per customer. Free 2-day shipping for Prime members, or with a $25+ order (eg two of these).

It is on the same listing as the 60-inch version. Together they average 4.4 out of 5 with over 7000 customer reviews. There is no way to get review average sub-scores for each model ~ short of counting and averaging them manually!

Vanguard Espod CX 203AP for $35 (Fry’s Promo Codes)

The Fry’s weekly promo codes (running Sunday AM until Saturday PM) for this week, including the new condition Vanguard Espod CX 203AP going for $35. Limit one per customer. You can get this at their B&M stores or online. The promo codes are delivered to your email, and the codes are unique for every shopper. These days this is how Fry’s does the majority of their deals. This goes for $50 elsewhere.

Vanguard 263AB-100 3-Section Alluminum Alloy Alta Pro 263-AB Tripod Legs with SBH-100 QR Ballhead for $140

To the Planet of the Tripods we go, the Vanguard 263AB-100 3-Section Alluminum Alloy Alta Pro 263-AB Tripod Legs with SBH-100 QR Ballhead is on sale for $140 with free shipping at Adorama for a limited time.

For more action at Adorama, check:
+ Open Box offers (241 options)
+ Refurbished offers (100 options, many are Nikons)
+ Clearance of USED products (430+ options)
+ Overstock sale (over 7600 options)
+ Rebate Offers (over 350 options)
+ Special Offers (over 3000 options)

Stabilize-y Round-Up: Vanguard Abeo Plus 323AT Tripod (Legs only) for $130 [And More]

Another limited time offer at B&H Photo, it is the new condition Vanguard Abeo Plus 323AT Tripod (Legs Only) going for $130 with free standard shipping for a limited time.

While on this topic, they have a couple of Joby Gorilla Pods on sale for $15 (OG Flexible) and $30 (Hybrid with ball head).

While we are on the topic of stabilizing things, they also have a couple of Cotton Carrier Camera Vests on sale for $149 and $169 (with side holster).

More stabilize-y things (yes, that’s a professional industry term), the ikan Flyweight Camcorder Shoulder Rig is on sale for a limited time for $349 with free standard shipping.

For more of their offers, check their Back to School sale and their Featured Sale

Thursday: Vanguard Espod CX 203AGH Aluminum Tripod with GH-20 Pistol-Grip Head for $35 [Fry’s Promo Codes] {or $39 elsewhere}

The new condition Vanguard Espod CX 203AGH Aluminum Tripod with GH-20 Pistol-Grip Head, model ESPOD CX 203AGH, can be yours for $35 at Fry’s, in-store or online, if you use the Fry’s unique promo code from their email newsletters. You can sign up for their newsletters and get the promo code if you are not already subscribed. Limit one per customer.

It has not been priced but it is close enough in price at Amazon by Amazon itself where it goes for the very specific price of $39.43. This is a separate listing from the main listing of the Vanguard Espods.

PS: if you want to make a low budget 50s-style sci-fi movie, dress up your kitchen pots and pans and call them Espods 🙂

Sachtler 1002 Ace M GS System for $500

A new weekend offer is running at Adorama, it is the new condition Sachtler 1002 Ace M GS System with Ace M Fluid Head, Tripod, Spreader, Plate, Bag, Bar going for $500 with free shipping.

For more Adorama sales, check:

+ Open Box offers (241 options)
+ Refurbished offers (100 options, many are Nikons)
+ Clearance of USED products (430+ options)
+ Overstock sale (over 7600 options)
+ Rebate Offers (over 350 options)
+ Special Offers (over 3000 options)

In-Stock Now: 3Pod B-Series Single-Lever Travel Ball Heads ($20 to $50)

More new products arriving! The 3Pod B-Series Single-Lever Travel Ball Heads line-up is in-stock and ready to ship at Adorama. There are four models in the line-up with prices ranging from $20 to $50, depending on how much weight each model is rated to handle. All except for the $20 model get free shipping.

Speaking of new arrivals at Adorama, they have also recently began shipping the Fotopro tripod line-up (14 options) along with the new Profoto B1X 500 AirTTL Kits ($2095 To-Go or $4148 Location Kit).

Also in-stock there with free expedited shipping is the Flashpoint Studio 300 Monolight with Built-in R2 2.4GHz Radio Remote System – Bowens Mount (SK 300 II) for $120, or $160 for the SK 400 II model (400ws).

Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II with Manfrotto 3-Section Aluminum Tripod for $1749

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.

3 Legged Thing Albert Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod System with AirHed 360 Ball Head for $340

A new flash sale is up at Adorama, it is the new condition 3 Legged Thing Albert Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod System with AirHed 360 Ball Head for $340 with free shipping. This is a limited time offer (I do not know when it expires exactly).

For more Adorama action, check their:

+ Open Box offers (241 options)
+ Refurbished offers (100 options, many are Nikons)
+ Clearance of USED products (430+ options)
+ Overstock sale (over 7600 options)
+ Rebate Offers (over 350 options)
+ Special Offers (over 3000 options)

Prima Photo Big Travel Tripod for $90

Another one of the Featured Sales at B&H Photo is a sale on the silver or red color-schemes of the Prima Photo Big Travel Tripod for $90 with free shipping.

While we are on the topic of tripods, there’s a couple of others on sale as well:

+ Davis & Sanford ProVista 6510 Aluminum Tripod with V10 Fluid Head (65mm Bowl) for $90

+ LED Science Q-08 Professional Ball and Socket Head for $70

Adorama Prime Day Deals: B+W 77mm ND Filter for $17 w/FS, Manfrotto 190Go! for $200, Apples, Etc

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.

Pre-order new Gitzo 100 Year Anniversary Tripods

Nikon has launched their 100 Year Anniversary products but they are not the only ones celebrating 100 years. If you are a fan of Gitzo Tripods, they have in very limited quantities two new 100-Year Anniversary tripods. Just like the Nikon cameras, they are priced for collectors and hardcore fans in terms of pricing.

The Gitzo 100-Year Anniversary Edition Tripod with Ball Head goes for $1500, while the Gitzo 100-Year Anniversary Arsene Gitzhoven Edition Tripod with Ball Head goes for $3000. They are expected to ship in late October 2017.

The former can be purchased online, but the latter (the $3000 model) can only be ordered in-store or by calling B&H and it is not returnable and non-cancelable. The $1500 model is a regular internet purchase without the above restrictions.

Benro TAC008ABR0 Active Aluminum Tripod with BR0E Ball Head for $30 with free S&H

B&H Photo has a tripod doorbuster on sale for a limited time, it is the Benro TAC008ABR0 Active Aluminum Tripod with BR0E Ball Head going for $30 with free shipping. If your order total is $49+, you will get the faster “free expedited shipping”… For more action, check their latest Featured Sales… Meanwhile their Wednesday daily deals have all kinds of Yuneec drones on sale…

Fry’s Promo Codes: Vanguard Veo 59″ 5-Section Tripod for $90

Good until Sunday night, the Fry’s Saturday e-mail promo codes that people subscribed to their e-mailing list receive, can get the Vanguard Veo 59″ 5 Section Tripod for $90. The price before the coupon is $150. Limit one per customer. You can get this in-store or online.

PS: you can subscribe at any time to their e-newsletters and get the unique personalized promo codes. You can also unsubscribe at any time.

Vanguard ABEO Pro 284ATB Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head for $200

The Vanguard ABEO Pro 284ATB Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head is on sale for a limited time for $200 with free standard shipping at B&H Photo as one of their many Mother’s Day specials that started going live yesterday [all the Saturday posts here].

Speaking of tripods, they are offering the MeFOTO BackPacker Travel Tripod (Yellow) for $99 with free expedited shipping as another limited time offer.

In other action, B&H Photo offers this year’s new iPad for $299 with free shipping in the 32GB Wifi-only model, with three colors available. This year’s model is a 9.7″ 2048 x 1536 with the Apple A9 and TouchID.

Speaking of Apple and B&H, they are offering the Apple 12″ MacBook (Early 2016, Rose Gold) for $1199 with free expedited shipping. This is model MMGL2LL/A, with Core m3, 8GB RAM, 2304 x 1440 12″ LED IPS, etc.

In-Stock Now: Manfrotto Nitrotech N8 Video Head (three options)

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).

Slik PRO 500 BHX Tripod with PBH-525DS Ball Head for $90

In addition to the previously mentioned Monopod special, Adorama also has a tripod flash sale, the new condition Slik PRO 500 BHX Tripod with PBH-525DS Ball Head (8.8lbs Capacity, 65″ Maximum Height) is on sale for a limited time for $90 with free shipping.

In other Adorama action, check their April Sales and their NAB 2017 specials.

Speaking of which, for two days only, the this Dell XPS 27″ AiO computer (4K Ultra HD Touchscreen All-in-One Computer, Core i7-6700 3.4GHz, 16GB RAM, 2TB HDD, AMD R9 M485X 4GB GDDR5, Windows 10 Home) is on sale for $2000 with free shipping.

Sunpak 6601UT Tripod with 3-Way Panhead, Bubble Level and Quick-Release for $25 w/FS

The Sunpak 6601UT 620-060 Tripod with 3-Way Panhead, Bubble Level and Quick-Release is on sale for the next few days for $25 with free shipping at NewEgg by NewEgg actual as one of their non-shellshocker daily deals. Free shipping is the key here.

But if you are planning to place a B&H Photo order of $49+, you can get this with free shipping, and the B&H Photo price is $21.54 with a free Sunpak medium tripod case included by B&H for free. If your B&H order total is under $49, you have to pay shipping for it, and tripods are too big for USPS First Class Mail or standard Priority Mail boxes 🙂

Manfrotto Befree One Aluminum Tripod for $100

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.

Benro MIS28ABR0 iStudio Aluminum Monopod Kit with BR0 Ball Head for $20 with free S&H

B&H is back after the Holidays and to celebrate that, they have a mini e-doorbuster, the Benro MIS28ABR0 iStudio Aluminum Monopod Kit with BR0 Ball Head goes for $20 with free shipping. The free shipping gets upgraded to free expedited shipping if your order total is $49+. Limit three units per customer. Offer ends 4/23/17 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out.

Speaking of legged stabilizers, B&H offers the Davis & Sanford Provista 7518B Tripod with V18 Fluid Head for $160 with free expedited shipping for a limited time.

For more action, check the B&H Featured Sales, now re-loaded with more post-Holiday offers!

Sunpak 423PX2 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Compact Pistol Grip Head for $80

B&H Photo is back and accepting orders again (and previously placed orders are getting processed), and new rounds of offers are getting ushered out, including the Sunpak 423PX2 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Compact Pistol Grip Head for $80 with free expedited shipping. More posts as I digest them, but in the meantime, you can check their featured sales pages

Vanguard Alta Pro 264AB 100 Aluminum Tripod Kit for $155

Another tripod sale came up while doing the Canon Lenses with Free Tripods post, the new condition Vanguard Alta Pro 264AB 100 Aluminum Tripod Kit is going for $155 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of ten units per customer. This too looks like a computer-generated price-match of 3rd-party sellers.

PS: if you haven’t seen this yet, the Wall Street Journal has an article on the High Speed Price Wars that happen behind the scenes on Amazon product pages as various sellers compete with each other and the world on pricing. [MUST READ!]

Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod for $179

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).

Canon Lenses with Free Manfrotto or Vanguard “Real” Tripods

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

(SOLD OUT) Sunpak 620-520DLX Tripod for $10

As of a 4/2/17 at 10:20pm ET recheck, this is sold out and cannot be ordered…

It’s unofficial Tripod Day today! In addition to the previously posted tripod deals we have another one, it is the new condition Sunpak 620-520DLX Tripod going for $10 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of up to ten units per customer. It is currently restricted to Prime members. The shipping estimate is “1 to 2 months”, so don’t get it if you need it yesterday. The “1 to 2 months” is also sometimes (but not always) an indicator that the offer is getting close to ending.

(ENDED) Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod for $16

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…

Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L II USM IS + Vanguard 264AB-100 4-Section Aluminum Alloy Alta Pro 264-AT Tripod Legs with SBH-100 QR Ballhead for $2000

The Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L II USM IS is one of the Adorama VIP sales with a bundle of many free small accessories for $2000 BUT if you prefer one big accessory instead of a handful of near-consumables, Adorama has another bundle, also going for $2000 with free shipping, bundled WITH the Vanguard 264AB-100 4-Section Aluminum Alloy Alta Pro 264-AT Tripod Legs with SBH-100 QR Ballhead. The Vanguard goes for $180 on its own. The bundle is “temporarily on backorder” because the tripod is backordered, but you can order it if you like the price/combo.