Archives for July 16, 2015

Pre-order the new Sigma 24-35mm f2 (C/N/Sig)

If anyone remembers to look up forum histories, the new Sigma 24-35mm f2 lens will make some eat digital (probably not actual) crow. This new lens is now available for pre-order for $1000 even at Adorama in the Canon mount or the Nikon mount or the Sigma mount.

Post Mortem on Prime Day

Hype is a double edged sword, and just like others before (and probably many more in the future) Amazon found out the hard way. After an unprecedented amount of hype (especially by Amazon’s fairly low key standards), Prime Day arrived, and it did not live to that level of hype. With that hype level, probably anything short of $100 iPads under every chair (stand-in for very popular fast-selling item offered at a crazy discount), would have generated varying levels of disappointment.

The internet had its fun with #PrimeDayFail quips (see some of them assembled at Heavy and Gizmodo among many others).

More after the jump since this is a “meta” post. It is a long boring post, it can help you fall asleep and you don’t need a prescription for it 🙂

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Corel AfterShot 2 for $27, AfterShot 2 Pro for $55 (with free WinZip and Fastflick)

The Corel Store is offering the Aftershot 2 software for $27, and the Aftershot 2 Pro software for $55. You also get two free software titles, good old Winzip and the Fastflick Slideshow Maker. All these are digital downloads. Optionally you can order a backup DVD through the shopping cart for an extra $10 with free shipping.

NOTE: when you add software to cart, the shopping cart may automatically add a “download insurance” service for $8 more. If you don’t want that, just click on the grey “x” in its ledger line in the shopping cart to get rid of it.

60% off Posters at Walgreens with coupon {other coupons also available}

On the printing front, the Walgreens Photo site has coupon code POSTDEAL60 that gets you 60% off posters, good until the end of day on Saturday 7/18/15 (central time, Walgreens’s server clock decides time). Per the page there, “available in 11×14, 16×20, 20×30 and 24×36.
12×18 Mail Delivery only.”.

Also expiring Saturday night, coupon GIFTPICTURE gets you 25% off photo gifts at the Walgreens Photo site.

Separately, coupon code COMPLETE30 gets you 30% off custom photo books at Walgreens Photo. This coupon expires by end of day on Wednesday 7/22/15.

Each coupon is valid for up to 5 uses per account during their promotional period.

Manfrotto Pro 30 Shoulder for $50 [updated]

From the Bag the Bags department, we have two camera bag specials with free shipping from Adorama as follows:

+ Manfrotto Professional 30 Shoulder Bag for $50
+ this sold out: Lowepro Scope Photo Travel 350 AW Backpack, Dark Olive for $40
+ end by 7/31/15 or earlier if sold out

Speaking of Adorama, they are offering the refurbished 13.3″ HP Spectre Spectre x360 2-in-1 Touchscreen Laptop for $750 with free shipping (i7-5500U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 360 degree hinge, 1920×1080, Win 8.1, etc)

In-stock at B&H: Sony 90/2.8 FE OSS and 3DR Solo Quad

The tall ships from Japan brought in some new gear now in-stock at B&H Photo as follows:

+ Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro G OSS Lens for $1100
+ 3DR Solo Quadcopter (No Gimbal) for $1000

And some discounts there:
+ Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera (Body Only) for $3000
+ Tascam DR-100mkII Portable 2-Channel Linear PCM Recorder for $200

Pre-order new Panasonic GX8 (m43) and FZ300 (f2.8 superzoom)

Panasonic smartly waited after the PrimeDay HypeDay to introduce two new digital cameras. First up, the new GX8 is a new 20mp micro four thirds camera, available in black or silver body only kits, with a pre-order price of $1200 at Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo.

Next up, on the zoom-zoom front, the new Panasonic FZ300 has a constant f2.8 superzoom lens (25-600mm with Leica’s e-blessings), along with a 12mp 1/2.3″ sensor, OIS, and of course the buzzword du jour, 4K. The pre-order price is $600 and available at Amazonia and Adorama and B&H Photo.

You can find these, and other non-boring gear at the Cameras and Lenses 2015 tracking page. Swimsuit edition not available 😉

(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: Fotodiox 5’x7′ panels, B+W 86mm, Sony microSD

These lighting deals expired… For future ones in the future, check the Amazon Gold Box and Camera & Photo page

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(ENDED) Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc for $18 w/free s&h

This daily deal expired… For more B&H action, check their Featured Deals page.
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(SOLD OUT) Refurbished Nikon D7100 with 18-55 & 55-300 (both VR) for $700

This eBay offer ended with 1600+ cameras sold through it per the eBay page…

If you prefer refurbished by Nikon USA dSLR kits, the Roberts Digital eBay store (99.4%) is now offering as part of the eBay Deals du Jour the refurbished Nikon D7100 two lens kit for $700 with free shipping.. This includes the 18-55 and 55-300 lenses, both VR. Limit one per customer. Over 300 units got sold in the last 24 hours according to the eBay page over there. As usual with these featured eBay Deals, they can last from a few hours to a few days – only the invisible hand of the market knows the exact expiration date 😉