Archives for August 11, 2015

Imaging Software specials: Topaz, Dxo, Darkroom, HDRsoft, PC, JPEG Mini, Corel, etc

And now let’s take a look some of the imaging software specials at B&H Photo celebrating Photoshop World 2015. Note that some of the specials require coupon code PSWBH15 at checkout and link below that activates the offers…

+ Topaz Labs LLC Topaz Photography Collection (DVD) for $329 with coupon PSWBH15
+ DxO Labs Photo Software: 3 options, use coupon PSWBH15
+ Corel Aftershot Pro 2 and Paintshop Pro X7 for $60 (by mail, not download)
+ JPEGmini Pro Photo Optimization Software for $80 (download) with coupon PSWBH15
+ HDRsoft Photomatrix sale (two options)
+ PortraitPro Studio 12 for $45 (choice of download or disc)
+ Perfectly Clear Plug-Ins for Photochop and Lightroom – 3 options – use coupon PSWBH15
+ ExpressDigital Darkroom Booth Software for $250 (choice of download or disc) – use coupon PSWBH15
+ SLR Lounge Lightroom Presets 2015 (Download) for $120 – use coupon PSWBH15

Lens Instant Savings at B&H: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Sigma

More B&H action, this is a round-up of the current Lens Instant Savings promotions running:

+ Canon SLR Lenses and flashes (21 lenses, 2 flashes)
+ Nikon SLR Lenses (8 lenses)
+ Sony SLR and Mirrorless Lenses (many options)
+ Pentax SLR Lenses (36 options)
+ Sigma SLR Lenses (186 options) – use coupon code PSWBH15 at checkout for more discounting for the Sigmas

Lighting Offers: Profoto and Elinchrom (and Magmod, Bolt, Dracast)

You can’t have photography without light and if you don’t have enough light, you must needs make some light. Here we round up lightning related specials from B&H’s PSW2015:

+ UPDATE: some require coupon PSWBH15, others don’t
+ Profoto B2 250 Air TTL To-Go Kit for $1900
+ Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Set with Bag for $1275 – use coupon PSWBH15
+ Elinchrom Quadra Living Light Kit with Lead Battery, S Head and Transmitter for $900 – use coupon PSWBH15
+ Bolt VB-22 Bare-Bulb Flash Kit with Cyclone PP-400DR Power Pack for $485
+ Dracast LED160 5600K Daylight On-Camera Light Plastic Black for $100
+ MAGMOD kits, 11 options – use coupon PSWBH15
+ Interfit Fluorescent Ring Light (19″) with free Interfit 4-Section Air-Cushioned Stand (7.5′) for $100
+ Ikan Piatto Accent Light with free extras (two options)

Tech & Computer Offers at B&H: 2TB WD for $90, MacPros, etc

We march on, in this post we round up some of the tech and computer B&H Photo Photo-Shop-World-2015 specials. Here we geaux:

+ 2TB WD My Passport Drive for Mac for $90 (1TB for $80) – use coupon code PSWBH15 for discount

+ HP Mobile Workstations (8 options starting at $1240)

+ Apple Mac Pro Desktop Computer (Six-Core, Late 2013) (MD878LL/A) with choice of freebie for $3700

+ Apple Mac Pro Desktop Computer (Twelve-Core, Late 2013) (Z0P8-MD87816) with choice of freebie for $8700

+ Apple 27″ iMac with Retina 5K Display (Late 2014) (MF886LL/A) for $2100

+ Apple 13.3″ MacBook Pro Notebook Computer with Retina Display (Mid 2014) (MGXD2LL/A) with choice of freebies for $1500

+ Apple 13.3″ MacBook Air Notebook Computer (Early 2014) (MF068LL/A) for $1250

+ 128GB Apple iPad Air (Sprint, Space Gray) for $450 {no contract}
+ 64GB Apple iPad Air (T-Mobile, Space Gray) for $400 {no contract}
+ keep in mind, new iPhones/iPads are coming in the Fall

+ Samsung T24D310NH 23.6″ VA LED Monitor for $129
+ NOTE: 1366 x 768 but all kinds of inputs: 2x HDMI, 1x RF-in, 1x USB, 1x Component in (Y/Pb/Pr), 1x Composite in (AV))

Monitor Calibration offers: X-Rite and Datacolor

Onwards we go with the B&H Photo PSW 2015 specials, this time we round up the monitor and color calibration offers. They are:

+ X-Rite ColorMunki and i1Display Pro (3 options, use coupon PSWBH15 for discounts)
+ Datacolor Spyder5EXPRESS Display Calibration System for $100
+ X-Rite ColorChecker Passport for $100 $60 with coupon PSWBH15

Video offers: JVC PX100, Steadicams, Custom SLR

And now let’s take a look at some of the video-related specials from B&H:

+ JVC GC-PX100 Full HD Everio Camcorder with free JVC CU-VF100 Detachable Color Viewfinder for $1000
+ JSteadicam Solo Stabilizer & Monopod for $300
+ Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System with free Steadicam 8017900 Docking Bracket for $300
+ Custom SLR Accessories (15% off sale; 20 options)

Lexar Professional SD and CF sale (8 options)

Also part of the festivities, B&H Photo has a sale on eight Lexar SD and Compactflash Professional memory cards, ranging from 800x to 1066x. There are six UDMA7 CF options and two SD options. Storage ranges from 32GB to 128GB per card.

Two DJI Phantom 2 specials at B&H

Also part of the festivities, B&H Photo has a couple of DJI Phantom 2 specials with Free Expedited Shipping as follows:

+ DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter v2.0 & H3-3D 3-Axis Gimbal for GoPro HERO Kit for $600
+ DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ v2.0 Quadcopter with Gimbal-Stabilized 14MP, 1080p Camera with free training BluRay course for $900

Canon 5D Mark III with Pixma Pro 100 and extras bundles: 5DMk3 body bundle for $2150 after $350 MIR, etc

A simple post on the $5 Groupon took a life of its own, but we are back to the B&H Photo Photoshop World 2015 specials, starting with their Canon 5D Mark III bundles. Three different kits are offered, with the body only for $2150 after $350 MIR, the 5DMk3 with 24-70 for $2900 after MIR, and the 5DMk3 with 24-105 for $2750 after MIR. These bundles include:

  • one of the three Canon 5D Mark III kits (they determine the price)
  • Canon Pixma Pro 100 printer
  • 50pk Canon 13×19 photo paper
  • 32GB Sandisk Ultra, Ruggard Shoulder DSLR Bag, extra Watson battery

A lot of posts filled up the front page, if you want to see all the B&H Canon Photoshop World 2015 specials, check the Canon DSLR Gear category for a quick and easy way to skim and scan them.

Canon 7D II bundles with Pixma Pro 100 and paper (body bundle $1250 after MIR)

We continue the B&H Canon specials for Photo.Shop.World.2015 with two different Canon 7D Mark II kits. The 7D II body only bundle is $1250 after a $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC) while the 7D II with 18-135 is $1650 after MIR. The bundle includes the Pixma Pro 100 printer, and a 50pk Canon 13×19″ photo paper. The rebates will arrive in the form of a prepaid American Express Gift Card, not a cashbable chequeueue (aka check).

Open box Sony 28mm f2 FE for $364 vs $450 new condition with lots of extras

If you are comfortable with open-box lenses, Best Buy currently has the open box Sony 28mm f2 FE lens for $364 with free shipping. Their description is as follows: “Returned, used as display model in store, or opened due to packaging damage but remains in like-new condition.” You can locate open-box options on the top line, between the product name and price box (annotated screesnot crop below):


The new condition price at authorized dealers is $450. Some retailers offer extra free accessories with it at $450, making the decision more difficult. For example, Adorama includes a 3-filter kit, lens pouch, lens wrap, cleaning kit, and Corel software (including Aftershot Pro 2 and Paintshop Pro X7).

128GB Sandisk Ultra USB 3.0 Flash drive for $30 {limit 3}

The Best Buy website is offering the 128GB Sandisk Ultra USB 3.0 Flash drive for $30 with a limit of three per customer (you can adjust quantity after you add it to the shopping cart – if you try to buy more than allowed, the shopping cart will “scream” with a red banner).

Canon 6D body with Pixma Pro 100 and paper for $1150 after $350 MIR

B&H Photo also has two Canon 6D bundles. The 6D body only bundle is $1150 after a $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC) while the 6D with 24-105 f4L is $1650 after a $350 MIR (prepaid AMEX GC). The bundle includes the 6D kits obviously along with the Pixma Pro 100 printer and 50pk Canon SG-201 13×19″ photo paper.

Canon 1D X body + Pixma Pro 100 + 32GB EXtreme + Extras for $4250 after $350 MIR

Last but not least, B&H offers this Canon 1DX bundle for $4250 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid American Express gift card). You get:

  • Canon 1D X body only
  • Pixma Pro 100 printer
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss 13 x 19″ (50 Sheets)
  • 32GB Sandisk Extreeeemeee Compactflash
  • Ruggard Navigator 55 shoulder DSLR bag
  • Vello wireless timer remote (Canon 3-pin)

Canon Pixma Printer Savings and/or more savings with Camera purchase (with Mail-In Rebates (prepaid AMEX Gift Card))

One of the B&H Photo headliner deals for the Photo Shop World 2015 is a Canon Pixma Printer savings promotion. You must needs enter coupon code PSWBH15 for these promotions to activate and use this B&H link that activates the promotion.

There are two ways to go about this. One is to buy the printers on their own straight up. They have a $250 mail-in rebate offer, bringing the printers down to $50 after MIR for the Pixma-100, $250 after MIR for the Pixma-10 and $450 after MIR for the Pixma-1.

The other option is to buy one of the printers along with one of the camera kits listed on the promotional page. This qualifies for an additional $350 mail-in rebate (on the combined purchase of a printer and camera). Some items may also come with promotional rewards or other freebies which are independent of this promotion.

The mail-in rebates are in the form of a prepaid American Express Gift Card (not a cashable check). The coupons expire 8/16/15. Here’s the B&H banner summarizing this offer:


PS: in case you are not familiar with these, you either get the $250 MIR if you buy a printer on its own or a $350 MIR if you buy a printer together with a digital camera. The table in the PDF rebate form (can be found on all the eligible product pages at B&H) makes it clear. The additional discounts above are from the B&H coupon and special promotion.

Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD with 4% rewards for $1200 after $100 MIR (C/N/A)

Rule #4975.34.AV30iiv (0.453 revision) of the Brand Fairness Doctrine requires that every time we mention a Tokina special, we have to match it with a Tamron offer, if nothing else, because those two names are too similarly confusing, at least to newcomers to the world of photography 😉 With that unnecessary introduction out of the way, the Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 DI VC USD Lens is offered for $1200 after a $100 mail-in rebate (MIR) plus 4% promotional rewards (= $50~) by B&H Photo in the Canon, Nikon and Sony Minolta Alpha mounts.

Panasonic CM1P with two Cotta Extras for $1000

Adorama is bundling two free extras (Cotta Hard Jacket and Cotta Lens Cover) with the Panasonic CM1P camera phone for $1000 with free shipping. The phone part is carrier unlocked. It has a Leica-branded lens, Snapdragon 801, RAW capture, 1-inch sensor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, microSD (up to 128GB), Android 4.4, etc.

PS: if the bands work, T-Mobile has a limited time offer that gets you 4 lines with 10GB of full speed data per line, (with data rollover for 12 months), for $120 total per month (plus taxes and other fees of course). You could use the CM1 as of the four lines and not worry about it eating up your cellular data. Also, if you don’t need more than two lines, you can turn one of the phones into a virtual mobile hotspot (you pay the same price whether you get 3 or 4 lines).

Lensbaby Special Edition Spark 50mm f2 for $60 (C/N)

The Lensbaby Special Edition Spark 50mm f2 Selective Focus Lens is currently on sale for $60 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards at Adorama, available in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts. Offer ends 8/31/15.

Free shipping at Target (no minimum purchase)

Good until 8/15/15, the Target website is offering free shipping to the 48 contiguous states and APO/FPO. No coupon needed. Some oversized items may not be eligible. While they don’t have the inventory of a dedicated camera shop, you may find useful things, eg accessories that you can’t get with free shipping elsewhere. (As usual, you get 5% back if you pay with their own REDcards).

A couple of places to fish for deals: their Camera & Photo page and their Clearance page.

Speaking of Target, this eBay offer is Pay $185, Get $200 Target Gift Card with free shipping (physical gift card), from Gift Card Mall’s eBay store. (since it’s a physical card it probably won’t get to you in time for the aformentioned Target free shipping promotion).

Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX-II with 4% rewards for $400 (N)

The lens party continues at B&H, this time for Nikon DSLR photographers, the Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX II ATX lens is on sale for $400 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards ( = $16~). The Canon and Sony Minolta Dyxum A-mount also go for $400 but don’t get the 4% promotional rewards.

Sigma Lens and Flash Specials (62 options; additional discount with coupon)

B&H Photo has a big sale on 62 Sigma Lens options. Additionally, coupon code PSWBH15 entered at checkout can further discount the lenses by up to $50 off more (I can’t test the coupon on 62 lenses and live to tell, so that’s DIY on any lenses you might be interested in). This is part of their PhotoshopWorld sale festivities. Coupons expire 8/16/15.

Participating are lenses for DSLRs and mirrorless systems, along with a few flash units. Lens prices range from $209 to $1509 before the coupon is entered. A number of participating items also earn 4% promotional rewards (but not everything listed there).

Zeiss 50mm f1.4 T* with 4% rewards for $525 (C/N)

For Canon and Nikon manual focus lens fans, B&H Photo is offering the Zeiss 50mm f1.4 Planar T* for $525 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards (= $20~).

Zeiss 85mm f1.4 T* with 4% rewards for $983 (C/N)

Rumors of Zeiss hiring Vanilla Ice for a new “Zeiss Zeiss Baby” TV commercial are completely unfounded, but founded in your wallet is a new sale on the Zeiss 85mm f1.4 Planar T* manual focus lens for Canon and Nikon DSLRs for $983 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards (= almost $40) at B&H Photo.

Pentax DSLR Lens Specials (36 options)

B&H Photo currently has a sale on 36 DSLR Lenses. This is a straight up sale, no mail-in rebates. Free expedited shipping.

PS: B&H just launched a barrage of Photoshop World specials. I will start “digesting” them after lunch and post various individual posts throughout the day. If you can’t wait, some of them have been added to their Featured Deals page

Glow ParaPop 38″ Portable Softbox for $220

Adorama is offering the Glow ParaPop 38″ Portable Softbox for $220 with free expedited shipping. A handful of pictures over there show its operation.

Speaking of Adorama, they are now accepting orders for the new $800 DJI Phantom 3 Quadcopter.

(ENDED) Wednesday Lightning Deals: Polaroid XS100, GoPro case, SunLabz 9V

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

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(ENDED) Wedn: HTC RE Action Camera for $100 {or open-box for $71}

This daily deal expired…

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Some may remain: $5 Groupon Offers: $5 online fashion photography class, $5 20-page 8×8 photo books PLUS Shipping [updated]

UPDATE: some of the offers remain at $5, others expired. Some of them were created specifically for this promotion while others were $5 anyway and they got tagged along…

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(ENDED) Wedn: ExpoImaging 67mm ExpoCap Digital White Balance Filter for $20 w/free s&h

This daily deal expired… For more B&H action, check their Featured Deals pages

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