Archives for October 29, 2018

Creative LIVE: 15 Photography Classes for $15 each

And now some learnings! Creative LIVE is running a new limited time sale featuring 15 photography classes going for $15 each with lifetime access. Topics include lighting, composition, real estate, beginners, lightroom, histogram, posing, storytelling, second-shooting, etc.

EU Deals (Tue): Big Sale at Amazon Germany: various Canon and Sony (RX, E), Olympus E-PL8, Nikon D5300, Pana GX9, Instax, Sandisk, Samsung, Transcend, Logitech, Laptops, Etc

There is a big sale for Tuesday in the German time zone [see World Clock] at the Amazon Germany Gold Box, a whole lot more activity than the more deal-stingy Amazon US 🙂

All the prices in this post are in Euro. I’m saying this because I may accidentally write “$” 🙂

++ Canon Mix Volume #1 includes:
+ EF-S 10-18/4.5-5.6 IS STM for 209 euro
+ EOS 200D body only DSLR for 486 [aka the SL2 aka the Kiss FM X9]
+ M6 with 15-45 for 585
+ EF-M 22mm pancake for 197
+ G5 X RAWsumer for 572
+ SX 740 travelzoom for 319

++ Camera Mix Volume #2 includes:
+ Olympus E-PL8 with 14-42mm pancake zoom [so adorable] for 409 in three color schemes including “harvest orange” ~ I’m making up color names like Google Pixels do 😉
+ Nikon D5300 with 18-105 DX VR for 630
+ Panasonic GX9 with 14-140mm bundled with the Fuji Instax Mini 8 Minion for 999
+ Fuji Instax Mini 8 Minion + paper for 45e
+ Olympus binoculars

++ Sony sale including:
+ RX 10 Mark III RAWzoomer for 999
+ a6300 with 18-135 for 1149
+ a6000 with 16-50 for 479 in two color options
+ 24-240mm f3.5-6.3 OSS for 759
+ RX100 II for 369

+ Canon printer sales featuring 15 options in Pixma, Sephy and more. There’s also a scanner and an HP Envy mixed in for good measure

+ computer monitors sale ranging from 95 to 749 euro with screen sizes ranging from 23.8″ to 37.5″ [GASP! Inches, not Metric in the EU!!!]

++ various storage sales
+ Samsung EVO Select microSDXC: 32GB for 11, 64GB for 20, 128GB for 34, 256GB for 75
+ Sandisk and Transcend Storage sale: 29 options including SD, microSD, HDD, SSD, flash sticks – too many to list here individually
+ Seagate and Samsung sale: four options of SSDs and HDDs – apparently they were not invited to the Sandisk/Transcend party

+ PC and Gaming Accessories with 30 options with Logitech, Corsair and more

++ Laptop Mostly Sale featuring 28 options from Acer, Lenova, HP, ASUS, Medion, etc with prices ranging from 199 to 1099 euro
++ Laptop Gaming Sale featuring 14 options from MSI, ASUS, Medion, HP, Lenova, etc

+ smartphone sales for select Moto G models and Blackberry KEY2

+ various consumer electronics including Sennheiser, Denon, Polk, LG, HiSense and Samsung HDTVs and UHD TVs, DRAM, networking, Huawei MediaPad tablets, projectors, GPS, gift cards, etc

+ if you are buying within the EU, VAT is included and no customs are collected; outside the EU, it varies depending on your local situation;

+ find them all at the Amazon Germany Gold Box (how it looks may vary depending on your viewport [eg laptop, tablet, desktop, phone, screen size and resolution, etc]

Tue (B&H): Redrock, Vello Lens Adapters (C/N to E)

Tuesday, aka Halloween Eve, is upon us and today’s B&H Photo daily deals include the following:

+ RedRock Micro microMatteBox Deluxe Bundle for $269

+ Vello Nikon F Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Accelerator Lens Adapter for $99
+ Vello Canon EF Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Accelerator AF Lens Adapter for $109

+ and an inFocus DLP projector for a smoking price of $420

Up to $45 off with BorrowLenses Rental coupon

If you are planning to rent camera gear from BorrowLenses, good until 11/4/18, and for orders received [or picked up] by 11/6/18, the following coupon code gets you a discount based on your total rental-order discount. The coupon is only good for rentals, not purchases of used gear that they also offer over there…

International Fuji X-T2 body only for $900

The new condition Fuji X-T2 body only with a USA warranty currently goes $1100 at authorized Fuji USA dealers, some of which throw in some photo-freebies, such as Adorama

But if you want to pay less and are not fond of manufacturer warranties or plan to use it in places where it wouldn’t be helpful, then the shopping site Massdrop is offering the new condition but International Version of the X-T2 for $900. There is no warranty included with this. So that’s a $200 trade-off right there… Optionally you can add the 18-55/2.8-4 R OIS lens for +$300 more in the Massdrop shopping cart…

Monday: 25% off $300+ at Monoprice w/coupon

Good until the end of day in the pacific time zone on Monday 10/29/18, coupon code MONSTER25 gets you 25% off orders of $300+ at the Monoprice website. The $300 minimum must needs be reached only with items eligible for the coupon. For example, if your order total is $600 but only $295 is coupon-eligible products, you won’t qualify for the coupon. The coupon only applies to the coupon-eligible products, not the order total. As usual, exclusions apply ~ you can find out for sure by placing items of interest in the shopping cart and entering the coupon [you don’t have to create an account or log-in to test the coupon]…

DXO One camera for iPhone/iPad for $128 [or less]

The DXO One camera experiment is over, but if you want to get a camera or two for historical or other purposes, they are currently heavily discounted at Amazon and Prime eligible. The new condition model goes for $128 but as it is often the case with product cancellations, multiple Amazon listings exist and/or spring-up, so check before buying… Note that these are made for Apple’s i-Devices (iPhones, iPads)…

In-Stock Alert: Canon RF 50mm f1.2L

For the boldly going Canon RF full frame photographers, B&H Photo now has in-stock and ready to ship the brand new Canon RF 50mm f1.2L for its full frame price of $2300. The lens is eligible for a 13-month CarePak coverage via registration following Canon’s instructions [and obviously purchased from authorized Canon dealers]….

Adorama Photo Plus Expo 2018 specials

Too many to list here individually, but Adorama is running their own Photo Plus Expo 2018 special offers, featuring a mix of cameras, lenses, photo gear and accessories, computers, Lexar, Sandisk, etc.

And if you like to get a head-start on your shopping, there’s already some Nikon DSLR bundles being offered over there…

Panasonic FZ80 with choice of freebies for $300

The Panasonic FZ80 superzoom is on sale for $300 at authorized dealers, but if you happen to be a Prime member with a Prime credit card, you can take advantage of the 15% statement credit promotion, giving you $45 back as a statement credit on the $300 of the new condition Panasonic Fz80 superz00mer

At Adorama you can get a handful of free accessories included by Adorama automatically during this promotion, including the Corel software bundle, Lowepro bag, 16GB Lexar SD, etc.

At B&H Photo you get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme SDHC card and a camera bag.

EU: Used Sony RX10 Mark IV for 1448 euro

Price aside, the Sony RX10 Mark IV mayhaps is the closest to a “do it all Paul” type of a camera with a 1″ sensor, a solid superzoom range with OIS, fast autofocus, 4K video, etc, etc, etc. But the price is quite high for this model. If you are tempted but you are fond of buying used, as of the time of writing, the German Amazon Warehouse Deals has it in USED condition for 1448 euro. Note however that this is repackaged and the battery is missing [uses typical Sony batteries] and has small scratches…

Monday: Epson XP-960 Expression AiO Printer for $160

The Monday Best Buy daily deals are headlined by the new condition Epson XP-960 Expression Photo “all in one” wireless printer offered for $160 with free shipping or free store pickup [where available] when you click the “see price in cart” link. You don’t have to log-in or create an account to see the price. You just have to press the little link and the cheese will drop. And we keep on kicking the wheel 🙂

EU deals: YI M1 two lens kit (12-40, 42.5/1.8) for 380 euro

The YI M1 micro four thirds two lens kit with the 12-40mm zoom and the 42.5mm f1.8 prime lens can be yours for 380 euro from Amazon Germany in your choice of black color scheme or the silver color scheme for 380 euro after a 20 euro OFF click-on coupon at the product page. For EU residents, VAT is included and no additional customs are collected. Outside the EU, it depends on your location situation…

PS: speaking of M43rds and the EU, the previously mentioned used Panasonic GF7 with 12-32mm for 255 euro continues to be available at Amazon Germany Warehouse Deals.

Of course there are many and more M43rds choices these days, current and older models, new and used and refurbished, so it can be a bit of a headache if one is trying to find an entry-point or a starter-camera into the system…

15% off with Stacksocial coupon

In this “make your own deal” promotion, for a limited time [expiration date unspecified], coupon code BOO15 [as in Halloween BOO!] gets you 15% off most things [exclusions apply as usual] at the Stacksocial website

Speaking of which, they are offering the Ivacy VPN: Lifetime Subscription + NAT Firewall for $40 as a one-time lifetime fee. You can login with up to five devices at the same time.

Monday: Canvas On Sale groupon discount

From eBay to the land of the Groupons we go, where, for Monday in the central time zone, they are offering various Canvas On Sale print options on sale. Some of the options include shipping [the “shipping included” options], and some of the options do not include shipping [the “shipping excluded” options], so it’s up to you to decide…

The sale ends Monday night. Print options are 36×24 or 40×30 or 48×36 or 60×40. They are also available in 2-packs of the same size for additional discounting. You may be able to use any store credits, gift cards or coupons you may have accrued depending on the situation…

Refurbished 1TB WD Elements w/warranty for $35 w/FS

Let us not forget the eBay Deals du jour, where if 1TB is your preferred external hard drive storage size, the official Western Digital (WD) eBay store is offering manufacturer refurbished 1TB WD Elements portable HDDs for $35 with free shipping, a 6-month warranty and 39 day returns. Up to three units per customer during this sale, which also has an automatic built-in small volume discount: if you buy two, you pay $33.24 per unit or if you buy three, you pay $31.49 per unit.