As many of our readers know, there are only a few software packages out there that we always recommend at PL to our readers. One of such software packages is JPEGmini, which in my opinion, is worth every penny, even when paying for it in full. Well, today and tomorrow only, our friends at B&H Photo Video decided to host a really nice special for our readers, by bringing the price of the JPEGmini Pro photo optimization software down to $59.95, which is basically 60% off its original sticker price of $149.95. Considering how much you can do with JPEGmini, that’s one heck of a deal for it! If you do not know about JPEGmini, I would highly recommend to give my JPEGmini Pro review a read, as it details all the feature of the software and explains exactly what it does. In short, JPEGmini is capable of reducing the file size of your JPEG images by up to 80%, while keeping the quality indistinguishable for the viewer.
Happy holidays dear PL readers! While Spencer and I are still going through all the images we have taken in New Zealand and spending some time with our families, I wanted to mention a killer deal that will be expiring tonight. The full-frame Nikon D750 DSLR (see our detailed Nikon D750 review) camera kit with the 24-120mm f/4G VR lens (recently updated Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR review) is currently being promoted by Nikon with the free MB-D16 grip / multi-battery pack. On top of this, B&H has pitched in with an additional product to promote this deal even further – they are bundling a few different accessory options, such as a 4 TB external hard drive by Western Digital + 64 GB SanDisk SDXC memory card (my preferred option) or a Rode microphone to give an instant savings of $820. This deal is a real steal, especially considering how superb the D750 camera is, especially when coupled with the 24-120mm f/4G VR. Today is the last day when you can take advantage of this deal, since it will expire at 11:59 PM EST (December 24, 2016).
Our friends at MIOPS have just informed us that they are giving our readers an exclusive discount of 25% for buying the MIOPS Smart Trigger, today only! ($150 after discount, $199-$240 regular price). That’s a killer deal and a very heavy discount on the best camera and flash trigger on the market, so we are excited to share this deal with our readers. If you have not heard of this device, please check out our introduction to MIOPS Smart Trigger, along with the detailed review, which we posted earlier this year. This unique sale will end at the end of today, 11/28/2016, so hurry up and get yours before the time runs out!
The biggest shopping week is here and we are happy to join this event by offering a huge storewide sale. For one week only (from today through Cyber Monday, November 28th, 2016), we will be discounting all of our video tutorials by 30%. Give a nice present to your friends and family during this holiday period in the form of easy to follow photography education, as knowledge should always come before gear. In addition, we will be discounting our famous Sensor Gel Stick (both regular and orange version) by $10 and sticky paper by $3 (while supplies last). We back our products with a 100% money-back guarantee, so if you do not feel satisfied with your purchase, just let us know and we will issue a full refund – no questions asked! Check out our store page for more details!
It is that time of the year when you can snatch some amazing deals at heavy discounts here in the USA, which means that we will be posting amazing deals worth checking out this and next week for our readers! First comes Nikon’s Black Friday deals, which are already live at all US retailers. Basically, Nikon is packing free battery grips with the purchase of the Nikon D810 and D500 DSLR cameras (worth $370) and providing instant savings of $500 off of the D810, or $200 off of the D500, making these two cameras the best picks for buying Nikon gear this holiday season. In addition, Nikon is also hosting a few lens-only rebates, including some of Nikon’s popular lenses, such as the Nikon 50mm f/1.8G and Nikon 70-200mm f/4G VR. See below for more details on these deals.
I have just received an email from one of our readers, who pointed out an amazing deal that’s taking place right now at Adorama for the Fuji XF 23mm f/1.4R lens – one of the best lenses for the Fuji X mount. Basically, in addition to the standard Fuji rebates that are taking place right now, you get an additional discount in a form of a Gift Certificate. This means that the XF 23mm f/1.4R is getting discounted to $649 through the instant $250 rebate (original price of the lens is $899) and on top of that, you are getting a $100 gift certificate, bringing the total down to $549! Now that’s one killer price and it looks like a few other lenses are also discounted in a similar manner.
Over the past two years, I have written a couple of articles about SmugMug’s website-building platform. There are many ways to build an online portfolio of your work, and SmugMug is one that I have recommended for a while (and use for my own website). If you have been thinking about SmugMug for your photos, there is a pretty nice sale going on now: 31% off any of their plans, expiring October 31. I haven’t seen a discount of more than 20% before, so this is a surprisingly good deal.
Update: It’s past October 31st, but the link still seems to be valid. I don’t know how long it’s going to last, but I’ll keep checking back and updating this article once I’ve noticed that the deal is gone.
While it was pretty sad to see Nikon recall its last round of rebates due to earthquakes in Japan, other manufacturers like Fuji are continuing to push pretty aggressive sales on both cameras and lenses to lure in more customers and increase their market share. I am a big fan of the Fuji X system (I own the Fuji X-T1 and a couple of X-series lenses – see my detailed Fuji X-T1 review), so when I saw all the available deals on lenses and cameras, I wanted to let our readers know about these deals. Although these deals are supposed to last until the end of June, if you have plans to purchase Fuji gear, I would suggest doing it sooner than later, since many of the lenses are already out of stock and it might take a while for your order to arrive if it is backed up too deeply in the order queue.
B&H Photo Video is hosting a huge sale on the Nikon D610, D750 and D810 full-frame DSLRs. In addition to the current instant savings ($500 off D610 / D810 and $300 off D750), you will get a free battery grip with each camera (retail Nikon version, not a third party grip!), along with a third party battery (Watson EN-EL15), a SanDisk memory card and a Ruggard Commando 36 DSLR Shoulder bag (all worth up to $460 in savings). And lastly, you will also receive a 4% reward from B&H in a form of a gift card, which you will be able to apply towards future purchases.
We have been out of the Sticky Paper and the Sony / Fuji version of the Sensor Gel Stick for a while now and back-orders have been piling up as a result. Wanted to let our readers know that we have just received a fresh stock of both. Existing orders were going to be sent out today, but due to the snow blizzard in Colorado (we got dumped with over a foot of snow and it is still snowing!), all mail will go out on Monday.