Archives for August 2015

Refurbished with 4yr warranty Sigma 18-250 DC OS for $230 (C/N/A/P)

More superzoom action at the eBay Deals, this time of the SLR kind. The Sigma 18-250 f3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM macro lens is currently offered for $230 with free shipping and a four year warranty (1+3) by Adorama’s eBay store in the Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha and Pentax K SLR mounts. Limit five per buyer.

PS: if you are having a bit of a deja vu, this had been offered a few weeks ago for $250 by Buydig thru the eBay deals.

Refurbished Samsung WB1100f (35x optical) Wifi superzoom for $132

Back to the eBay Deals we geaux, where we find the manufacturer refurbished red Samsung WB1100F superzoom (#5x optical, Wifi) offered for $132 with free shipping and a 90 day manufacturer warranty with a limit of five per buyer by Legend Micro’s Wholesale eBay store.

40 Free Premium Android Apps include PhotoLab Pro, Elements, XnRetro Pro, HandyPhoto

It’s that time again, the Amazon Android-ish App Store is offering around 40 premium (typically they cost money to buy them) apps for FREE for a limited time only (typically go through the end of a weekend). Of photography interest, they have Photo Lab Pro by VicMan LLC and Elements of Photography Pro by Arkenstone, and XnRetro Pro by XnView, and Handy Photo by ADVA Soft.

You can get as many (including all of them) during this promotion. This round includes a diverse variety, from the all-important Goat Simulator, to AVG AntiVirus Pro, to Docs To Go Premium to Tiny Scan Pro to The King Of Math and a handful of games.

(ENDED) Friday Lightning Deals: Film Scanner, olloclip, selfish stick

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

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(ENDED) Refurbished Fuji S8630 superzoom (36x optical) for $70 (limit 3) + $5 flat shipping [ends by Sat 1am ET]

This daily deal expired…
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Refurbished Nikon D5300 body only for $420 [or w/18-55 for $490]

It is a pure coincidence that we have three consecutive refurbished offers, the market works in mysterious ways 🙂 We start in the land of Nikon DSLRs, where Adorama is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5300 body only for $420 with free shipping and a 90 day Nikon warranty. Optionally you can add Adobe software or X-Rite monitor calibration hardware for a combined purchase discount. Look for the “Special Offers Buy together and Save up to $140.00 with bundle. See details” line above the product pictures.

UPDATE: if you want the D5300 kit with the 18-55mm DX VR lens, it is currently offered for $490 with free shipping in black or red by BuyDig’s eBay store.

15% off at LivingSocial with coupon

The madness continues! LivingSocial has a new 15% off sitewide coupon, coupon 15BACK gets you 15% off, with a maximum discount of $20 at The coupon ends 8/16/15 11:59pm PT. Search for photo or prints or other photo-related services. Restrictions apply, pasted after the jump if you are not familiar with the Livingsocial coupon restrictions:

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11.6″ Apple MacBook Air MF067LL/A for $1000 with two freebies (options include 1TB HDD and Corel Software bundle (Aftershot Pro, PSP)

Adorama is offering the 11.6″ Apple Macbook Air (MF067LL/A) for $1000 with free shipping. This is an Intel i7 1.7GHz Dual-Core, 8GB, RAM 512GB Flash Storage, etc. You get two free accessories from a choice of five. The five choices include a Corel Software Bundle (AfterShot Pro 2, Paintshop Pro X7, etc – count as one freebie choice) or 1TB WD MyPassport HDD or LG External DVD burner. There is also a separate $50 mail-in rebate offer if you purchase this with Apple Care (details over there).

Annotated screenshot crop on how to quickly see the five free accessory options (if you are not familiar with the Adorama pages):


In-stock Nao: Monoprice DSLR Travel Blogger Backpack 14L for $80 w/free s&h

If you are a camera bag early adopter, the Monoprice 13610 DSLR Travel Blogger Backpack 14L is now in-stock and ready to ship for $80 with free standard US shipping from Monoprice. It has no reviews at the moment, thus the early adopter comment.

Bag The Bags: Tenba, Lowepro, Jill-e, Case Logic, Manfrotto, Brenthaven, Joy, etc

And now the moment you have all been (not) waiting for. A new edition of the Bag The Bags segment! There’s a boatload today for creatures (gadgets) big and small:

+ Tenba ProDigital 2.0 Large Messenger Satchel, Fits 17″ Laptops & Small Camera System, Platinum for $60

+ Jill-e Jack Rolling Satchel – Brown Nylon with Colombian Leather Trim and Contrast Stich for $140

+ Lowepro Edit 100 Bag for $10 with free S&H

+ Case Logic TBC-401 Point and Shoot Camera Case for $4

+ Manfrotto Professional 30 Shoulder Bag for $40

+ Brenthaven BX2 Camera Messenger Bag – Fits MacBook Pro 13.3″, 14″, 15.4″ & DSLR Camera for $60

+ The Joy Bag Glee Bag – Mystical Chevron (Fuschia/Beige) for $30

+ Capturing Couture Camera Straps: Bleu Royale 1.5″ SLR/DSLR Fashion Camera Strap (An Adorama Exclusive) for $20

+ iSafe Built-in Alarm School Backpack, Blue Plaid for $20

+ Think Tank Retrospective Laptop 15-Blue Slate Case – Fits 15″ Laptop + Tablet and accessories for $50

+ Built Travel Pack for iPad 2 for $6 with free shipping
+ Acme Made Slick Case for iPad for $8 with free shipping

Presentation Folios and Binders and Such roundup

And now we round up some of the portfolio and album and art binder type of specials at Adorama. Here they are:

+ Prat Paris Presentation Folios (four options, $20 to $30) with free expedited shipping

+ Alvin Portfolios/Binders (two options, $10 to $15)

+ Flashpoint Pro Book Bound Album, Holds 36 8×10″ Photos, Leatherette Cover With Window for $40 PLUS shipping

+ Flashpoint Overlapping CD Holder, Holds 2 CDs, with Cover Window, Color: Black. (Case Of 10) for $50 with free expedited shipping

Metz Accessory Bundles (11 options for various mounts)

Adorama has a Metz Accessories Bundle sale featuring 11 different options for a variety of camera mounts with prices ranging from $281 to $500.

15% off on PocketWizard (70 options)

Adorama has a 15% off sale on Pocket Wizard products with 70 items participating, with five pages of search results over there. Or change the results per page filter over there to see more of them on a single ever-scrolling page. No coupon needed, the price you see is the sale price.

PS: while trying to figure out which href link I mistyped, I changed some of the timestamps of today’s posts while troubleshooting. There is no method to the madness, just live troubleshooting. Side-effects of handwritten HTML and bursts of posts I’m afraid 🙂

PS2: if you missed yesterday’s burst of posts, many of them are already on Page #2. Or you can check them by date, eg the August 11 posts. You can find ready-made links to the first five pages under the HOME button on the leftmost side of the main menu. And you can find the Calendar widget (to check posts by specific day) towards the middle of the right sidebar.

Panasonic TS5 orange waterproof for $230

Summer adventures? The orange Panasonic TS5 waterproof digital camera is currently on sale for $229 with free expedited shipping at ADorama… For the speed readers out there, please note this is the TS5, not the TS6.

LumiQuest Promax System with FREE UltraStrap for $30 w/free s&h

The LumiQuest Promax System with FREE UltraStrap is currently on sale for $30 with free shipping at Adorama.

Canon SX50 HS superzoom with MG2520 printer for $290

Zoom-zoom! Adorama has a closeout special on the Canon SX50 HS superzoom for $289 with free shipping. You also get the Canon MG2520 printer included automatically while this promotion is running. The SX50 HS is a 50x optical zoom (24-1200mm eq). No coupons, no rebates.

Cullmann CONCEPT ONE 622T Aluminum Travel Tripod with Ballhead for $150

On the tripod front, Adorama is offering the Cullmann CONCEPT ONE 622T Aluminum Travel Tripod with Ballhead for $150 with free expedited shipping.

128GB PNY Turbo USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $30 {limit 30}

And we are baaack with another burst of updates. Starting with storage, because you can never have too many backups, plus this can serve as a sneaker-net data-mule, the 128GB PNY USB 3.0 Turbo USB Flash Drive for $30 with free shipping with a limit of 30 per customer. At the moment this crashes the other storage options in its lineup (16GB to 256GB) in terms of bang for the buck.

Rokinon 8mm f3.5 HD fisheye for $190 (Pentax/E-mount) to $210 (Nikon FF)

Adorama has a sale on five different variations of the Rokinon 8mm f3.5 fisheye lens with the Pentax K-mount and Sony E-mount going for $190 (the last two on the page), with the Fuji X and different E-mount for $200 and the Nikon full frame going for $210. These are manual focus lenses.

Delkin SD and CF sale (10 options)

Adorama has a sale on Delkin SD and CF cards with ten options participating ranging from 4GB to 128GB with prices going from $11 to $55.

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy 2 GC200 (21x, Android) for $210

If you want to try out an Android compact-zoom camera without breaking the bank and you are comfortable with manufacturer refurbished, the manufacturer refurbished Samsung Galaxy 2 GC200 Android-o-camera with a 21x optical zoom lens is on sale for $210 with free shipping and a 90 day Samsung warranty in the white color scheme by Dealfisher shipped by Amazon and in the black color scheme by the eBay store of Northwest Outdoor (98.8%).

Refurbished Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 for $680 (C/N/A/P) {4yr warranty}

To the eBay Deals we check-upon where we find Adorama’s official eBay store offering the manufacturer refurbished Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM Art lens in the four major SLR mounts (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax) for $680 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. Warranty is a total of four years from the date of purchase (1+3).

(ENDED) Thursday Lightning Deals: Eye-Fi, Polaroid, olloclip

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

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(SOLD OUT) Thur: 128GB Samsung Galaxy S6 Unlocked for $600

In a Galaxy not so far away, this daily deal sold out before the expiration time… For more B&H action, check their Featured Deals pages

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(SOLD) Used Fuji X-T10 with 18-55 for $900 (condition 9)

As of a 8/13/15 AM recheck, this used option sold out… If you are comfortable with used cameras, the Fuji X-T10 with the 18-55mm lens is currently available in “Used Condition 9” for $900 with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo.

The new condition price for this recently released camera kit (X-T10 w/18-55) is $1100 at various authorized and reputable dealers such as B&H itself and Adorama and

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.