Today's Photo Deals
Updated Thanksgiving Day, 26 November 2015 at 8 PM, New York City time.
All subject to availability. These sell out, expire and change price quickly. They were correct when I published them, but it's unlikely you are reading this the same minute I published it.
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Black Friday Deals
Perfectly Clear: 45% Off!
Clearly the best deal of the year on Perfectly Clear: 45% off starting today, Friday.
People ask why I use it even if I already have the highest performance cameras on Earth, the Canon 5DS R and Nikon D810, and it's an easy answer: Perfectly Clear improves the lighting and color, something cameras can't.
Art has nothing to do with duplicating nature. Making a great picture involves lighting, over which I rarely have all the control I would like. Perfectly Clear almost always makes the best image I can make even better, and more importantly, does it faster than I could do manually in Photoshop, so I use Perfectly Clear on almost every photograph I publish.
At 45% off, it's a no brainer. Use code ROCKWELL on checkout. This 45% deal is only good today through this weekend, and I hear that you can try the free trial and somehow still get the deal when you eventually purchase later.
Amazon's Black Friday Deal-of-the-Day
39% Off Select Polaroid ZIP Mobile Photo Printers, Friday only.
These clever little pocket-sized printer makes peel-and-stick photo prints directly from your iPhone or iPad, as well as just about anything Bluetooth or NFC.
That's how I stuck myself on the bear head in Yosemite above; fun!
FiiO E12 Mont Blanc Headphone Amplifier: $99.99 (Regular $129.99), also includes 5% rewards and free shipping.
FiiO E17K Alpen 2 Portable USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier: $109.99 (Regular $139.99), Free 32GB Micro SD/TransFlash Standard Memory Card included! Also includes 5% rewards and free shipping.
FiiO E18 Kunlun Android Phone USB DAC & AMP for Smartphones: $119 (Regular $159.99, Free 32GB Micro SD/TransFlash Standard Memory Card included. Also includes 5% rewards and free shipping.
FiiO X3 2nd Generation Portable High Resolution Lossless Music Player: $159 (Regular $199.99) Includes free Samsung 64GB Class 10 microSDHC Memory Card + Adapter. Also includes 5% rewards and free shipping.
Polk Audio MagniFi One 240W Dialogue-Enhancing Sound Bar with Subwoofer: $189.99 (Regular $299!). Free shipping.
Audio-Technica ATH-M70X Closed-Back Dynamic Professional Flagship Monitor Headphones: $189 (Regular $299!), with free shiping.
Canon 5DS & 5DS R $300 off
Black Friday Deals
All starting right now:
Canon PIXMA MG3522 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-in-One Printer: $29.95, with free shipping
Thanksgiving Deal-of-the-Day: 55% off the Fuji S1; valid Thanksgiving day only, while supplies last.
$200 off cameras: Get any qualifying camera from Amazon, and get a $200 credit 30 days later to get anything else form their photo and camera department. You have to use code CAMERAGIFT at checkout.
CrutchfieldCrutchfield's Black Friday Deals
Crutchfield? My dad and I have been getting our car stereo gear from Crutchfield since the 1970s when they opened, and today they now carry top cameras. Dad always said that their fantastic service and support was more than worth their slightly higher prices, and today their service and support are even better (try a 60-day cash refund return policy) — and their prices are as low as everyone else's! Not only are their prices as low, they often throw in free goodies for the same price, like for the D7200.
What's never changed is that Crutchfield, just like Adorama and B&H, all opened in the 1970s, all are family owned and operated, all they have but one retail brick-and-mortar store. They are not chains or franchises clogging up the landscape with robot locations and corporate expenses, and they are all still run by the same guy who founded each of them.
Think Tank Holiday Special
Think Tank is offering a free Road Warrior Kit when you get any of their roller bags.
Get a roller bag, get all of those goodies for free, and I hear you'll get free shipping and an offer for even more free goodies as well. Whoo hoo!
Canon 5D Mk III & free 40" TV: $2,499.
Today, Monday only: Canon T5i with lens and printer: $749 with free shipping.
Nikon D7100 for $489. With free shipping, refurbished.
Nikon D7000 for $515, new.
Nikon D3200 w/ 18-55mm & 55-200mm VR II: $396.95 (Regular $596.95), brand-new, with free expedited shipping.
Nikon 35/1.8 DX & 85/3.5 Micro (VR Macro): $496.95 (Regular $816.95), brand-new, with free expedited shipping.
Canon SL1, 18-55 STM, 75-300mm & more (also comes in white): $399 after rebate, with free shipping
Lab Sale Ends Monday
Canon 7D Mk II sale
Canon 7D Mark II & more: $1,149 after rebate, with Free Shipping (Regular $1,499)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Mirrorless Interchangeable Single Lens Digital Camera with 12-32mm Kit Lens: $499.99 (Regular $897), also in red, all with free shipping.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1P 16GB 4K Communication Camera and Smartphone, Unlocked: $499.95 (Regular $997!), with free shipping.
Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80 Optic for Nikon or for Canon: $299.95 (Regular $499.95).
Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic, 46mm Filter Diameter, 17" Minimum Focus Distance: $199.95 (Regular $299.95), with free shipping.
Samsung UN32J4000 32" Class HD 720p Slim LED TV: $149.99 (Regular $227.99), with free shipping. ($149.99 price is exclusive for VIP members, which is free to join The sale price will be shown in cart when added to cart via the "add to cart button" next to "Exclusive VIP price available.")
Polk Audio MagniFi One 240W Dialogue-Enhancing Sound Bar with Subwoofer: $199.99 (Regular $299.99), with free shipping.
Clearance blowout sale! Prices as low as 99¢. Use code NOVDECSALE on checkout.
SMS Audio Street by 50 Cent Headphones with In-Line Mic: $39.00 (Regular $79) also in black and in blue, all with free shipping.
Zoom Q4 Handy Video Recorder, Full HD 1080p/30 Video: $169.99 (Regular $299), with free shipping.
AKG Acoustics C214 Edge-Terminated Large Diaphragm Studio/Stage Condenser Microphone: $249.99 (Regular $399!), with free shipping. Wow, this is basically half of the classic professional AKG C414 mic that sells for over a thousand dollars. You see C414s everywhere in top-line music studios; it sat in front of Johnny Carson on his show for decades. This C214 comes with shockmount and metal road case.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Headphones &
Samson MTR101 1" Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone with Shockmount and Pop Filter:
$169 (Regular $308!), with free shipping.
Rode VideoMic Pro R Cardioid Condenser Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount: $189 (This is a newer release and has never been below $249!) with free shipping.
Astell & Kern AK Jr 64GB Portable Hi-Resolution Music Player and DAC: $349.99 ($499 everywhere else!) free shipping.
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2-Input/2-Output Portable USB Audio Interface: $99.99 (Regular $149.99), with free shipping.
Xerox DocuMate 3220 Duplex ADF Scanner with Flatbed: $229.99 (Regular $329) with free shipping.
• Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer
• Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13x19", 50 Sheets
• Corel Digital Organization Creativity Software Kit, Includes PaintShop Pro X7, AfterShot Pro 2, Nuance OmniPage 18, FileCenter Standard 7
• Lexar 32GB Class 10, 200x Platinum II Series Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Memory Card
• Canon 100-ES EOS Shoulder Bag (Black)
Deal: Nikon D3200 for $249.95 (Regular $329.95). refurbished by Nikon U.S.A, with free us shipping.
• Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
All with free shipping:
Deals: Nikon Instant Rebates.
Deal: Nikon D750(Body Only):
$1,896.95 (regular $2,296.95) + 2% in Adorama rewards.
Deal: Nikon D810(Body Only):
$2,796.95 (Regular $3,296.95)
Better deal: Nikon D810 + Wacom PTH451 Pen and Tablet ($249 value!): $2,796.95 w/ Free Shipping (Regular $3,296.95).
Deal: Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX: $69.95 (Regular $99.95). Refurbished by Nikon U.S.A
Deal: Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR: $199.95 (Regular $229) - Refurbished by Nikon U.S.A.
Deal: Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter $24.95 (Regular $29.95). Refurbished by U.S.A.
Deal: Toshiba Class 10 16GB FlashAir II Wireless SD Card: $19.95 (Regular $29.95).
Deal: Nikon 1 AW1 Waterproof with AW 11-27.5mm: $429.95 with free shipping (Refurbished, Regular $699.95)
Deal: Tamrac 5723 Zuma 3 Photo/iPad/Netbook Bag:$29.95 with free shipping (Regular $59.95)
Deal: Think Tank My 2nd Brain Briefcase 15: $54.95 with free shipping (Regular $95)
Deal: Brenthaven BX2 Messenger Bag, fits 15" laptop & DSLR: $49.95 with free shipping (Regular $99.95)
Last Day: Summer Sale on Phil Steele Photography Courses
Summer ends today, the 22nd, so this summer sales ends today, too:
My friend Phil Steele is having a private sale on his courses. Phil's tutorials are the best I've seen; check out his previews and see for yourself. He has a 60-day no-risk money-back guarantee, so you've got nothing to lose and everything to gain. You can watch them from anywhere on just about anything, far better than a book, file or eBook.
SAVE 33%: Secrets of Successful Event Photography.
SAVE 25%: Lightroom Made Easy.
SAVE 15%: Photoshop Basics for Photographers.
SAVE 15%: Pro Portraits with Off-Camera Flash.
DEAL: Canon SL1 for $379.95 with 18-55mm IS STM! (refurbished)
I have to giggle at how people pay more for mirrorless cameras that weigh as much and don't work as well as a Canon SL1.
If you want to carry less, get an ultralight DSLR like the SL1.
Deal: Rokinon is running an early adopter Instant Rebate Special on their Xeen line of lenses. Save $300 on one lens or $1500 on all three.
Canon SL1 with 18-55mm IS STM, 75-300mm III, bag, printer & more (also in white): $449 after $350 rebate.
Olympus 1s camera, 10.7x Optical Zoom: $599.00 with Free Expedited Shipping.
Deal: Nikon D7100 for $599.95 (refurbished).
DEAL: Nikon D7000 & 18-55mm: $549 with free shipping, refurbished.
Nikon D7100 with 18-140mm VR & 55-300mm VR Lens:
$1,346.95 after $780.00 Instant Rebate (Reg. $2,126.95).
Lowest Canon Prices Ever
Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II: $1,799.00 after $100 Instant Rebate (I paid $2,300 for mine!)
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L: $1,249.00 after $100 Instant Rebate (Reg. $1,349.00). Includes case and hood, but this isn't the IS version.
Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro: $549.00 after $50 Instant Rebate (Reg. $549.00).
New: DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter with 3-Axis Gimbal and 2.7k Camera: $799.00 with Free Shipping. Get yours while they're still legal!
Deal: Lensbaby 50mm f/2: $59.99 for Nikon or Canon (Reg. $129.95)
Deal: Audio-Technica ATH-M70X headphones & Apogee Groove portable USB DAC & headphone amp: $349 (Regular $594!)
Fuji X-Pro1 deals
Fujifilm X-Pro1 with 27mm f/2.8: $799.90.
Sale: Lexar cards.
NEW: New Nikon Lens Rebates.
Strobe deal: Flashpoint StreakLight 360 WS strobe, BP-960 power pack, Transceiver Set & Umbrella Kit: $399.95 with free expedited shipping.
Nikon Df Deals!
Nikon Df, Black: $2,746.95 with Free Expedited Shipping.
Zeiss 150th Anniversary Sale. Up to $300 off!
Pro Flash Deal
Flashpoint DG400 200 Watt Second AC/DC Monolight, Blue with DG Battery Pack:
$189.95 (Reg $309.90 with $120 instant rebate).
UNDERWATER Deal: Nikon WP-N1 Waterproof Housing for Nikon 1 J1 & J2 for $70. Free US shiping, too! Did you catch that? It usually sells for $747! It's rated for 131 feet/40 meters depth.
Adorama has free expedited shipping (1-3 days) on orders over $49. Most items qualify.
FREE GOODIES: If you want the new Canon 100-400mm IS II that sells for about $2,200, Adorama just created a kit that throws in some free goodies for the same price.
Coming: Amazon's Green Monday Deals.
Coming: Amazon's Cyber Monday deals
DEAL of the DAY: B&H's Deal of the Day! Changes daily.
DEAL: Canon 28-135mm IS for $299! Free US shipping! Covers full frame.
Canon T5 w/18-55 for just $399. Free US shipping!
DEALS: Numerous factory-refurbished Nikon DSLRs, lenses and kits from $299.99 with free US shipping. I've bought factory refurbished before, and they are usually just like new, just without the fancy box.
Nikon Wireless adapter
Nikon WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter for D600, Nikon 1 J3, 1 S1, 1 V2, 1 AW1 (Refurbished): $29.95 + Free US Shipping, as supplies last.
Adorama Brands Sale
Here are a slew of Adorama's house brands that give us great deals on common items whose prices are usually jacked-up when marked with name brands:
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 II for $449, for many different cameras.
They used to sell for $740.
Film Scanner Deal: Pacific Image 5,000 DPI 35mm scanner for $999. Scans up to 37x37mm super slides.
Studio Lighting Deal
Novatron doesn't make them like they used to, so here's the same thing, for even less money, from Adorama:
Adorama Three Strobe Set.
Adorama has a $400 three-light strobe set, perfect for portraits and product photography.
It includes three monoblock strobe heads, three stands, and two umbrellas (the third strobe is used as a catchlight from the rear without needing an umbrella).
It also includes a big case about 37" long. The first 50 orders will get a free upgrade to a case with wheels; otherwise, the regular basic case isn't that exciting if you plan to have to haul it around.
These three strobes each plug in the wall with three power cords.
They each have an integral slave, so use your camera's pop-up or shoe-mounted flash on Manual to fire all the strobes together. Of course you can use additinal wireless, radio and IR slaves if you like.
These strobes also operate on battery power if you want to buy additional battery packs, one for each strobe.
The strobes have variable power and modeling lights, and of course to conserve the batteries the modeling lights don't light on battery power.
Flash meters are nice, but I don't use one. Just shoot at about f/16 in manual exposure mode at your lowest ISO, look at your LCD, and adjust the aperture (or lights) to taste.