As we head into Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2020, here are some great deals on photography gear, services, and other things of particular interest to photographers. With COVID forcing us to stay home, many retailers are starting their Black Friday sales early this year, and deals are already starting to come out.
There’s a torrent of deals at this time of year, but some are better than others. I’m trying to pick out some of the better ones here on gear and services I know, use, and would recommend. It’s a running list, so be sure to check back. I’ll add new ones as they go live or catch my eye.
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I have some handpicked selections below, but there are far too many deals on photography deals to list them all. So if you'd like to see the full listings at some of the major retailers, you can find their deals pages here:
Canon EOS6D Mark II w/24-105mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 Lens - $500 Off @ B&H. B&H has the Canon EOS6D Mark II DSLR with the 24-105mm lens for $500 off.
Nikon D7500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 70-300mm VR Lenses Kit - $300 Off @ B&H. You can find the Nikon D7500 DX-sensor DSLR with 18-55mm and 70-300 zoom kit lenses for $1196.95, which is $300 off. If you've already got lenses on hand, you can also get $100 off the D7500 body.
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR - $1500 Off @ B&H. If you're looking at the top end of Canon's DSLR lineup, B&H has the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II body for $1500 off, bringing it down to $4499.
Fujifilm X-T3 - $500 Off @ B&H. B&H has the Fujifilm X-T3 in various configurations for $500 off. There's a choice of lenses and accessory kits available. While the X-T3 has been replaced by the X-T4, it's still a superb camera, and this is a great deal.
Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens with UV Filter Kit - $200 Off @ B&H. B&H has the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens for $1998.
Peak Design - 10-20% Off. Peak Design has 20% off bags, pouches, and cubes, and 10% off their tripods, clips, and straps. No code required.
Cotton Carrier - 25% Off Sitewide. Cotton Carrier has 25% off their innovative camera carrier systems, including their slings, chest harnesses, and lens buckets, as well as accessories. No code required.
Tripods & Mounts
Gitzo Cyber Monday Deals. Gitzo makes some of my favorite tripods. They have a bunch of discounts on them for Cyber Monday. No code required.
Westcott Lighting - Free Grids & Discounts on Softboxes. Leading photography lighting maker Westcott has big discounts on their softboxes. And they're throwing in free egg crate grids with some of them. No code required. Ends 12/4.
Lume Cube - up to 35% Off. Innovative video lighting by Lume Cube is up to 35% off. They're best known for their tiny, rugged, and waterproof Lume Cube lights, but they've since expanded their range to include light panels, smartphone lighting, and drone lights.
ProGrade Digital - Up to 25%. ProGrade Digital is relatively new to the memory card game, but they make some terrific high-end cards. Running through Cyber Monday, they have 25% off all their microSD and V60 SD cards and 22% off their fast V90 SD cards. Use code BFCM20 at checkout.
AngelBird - Free Shipping Worldwide. AngelBird makes some of the best and fastest memory cards available. While this mightn't sound like much of a Black Friday deal, it becomes much better when you know that it's a boutique Austrian company and that their memory cards are not widely available at the usual retailers. Ends 11/30.
Used Photography Gear
KEH - 10% Sitewide KEH is offering 10% of sitewide. I've bought a bunch of used gear from them over the years and have always found their condition ratings and customer service to be excellent. They manage to make buying used gear reliable and safe. Use code BF20A. Ends 11/30.
Apps & Software
Capture One - 30% Off This impressive image editor/organizer/processor (think of it as a high-end Lightroom alternative) is 30% off. And the next version, Capture 21, is just around the corner; the 30% off applies to that too. Use code CYBERMONDAY30. Ends 11/30.
DxO - 40-50% Off All DxO Software DxO Labs is running 40-50% off all their software products. That includes DxO PhotoLab 4, Nik Collection 3, DxO FilmPack 5, and DxO ViewPoint 3. I've found all their software to be excellent, but I'm a particular fan of Nik Collection and FilmPack. Discount includes upgrades as well as new licenses. Use code BLACKFRIDAY2020. Ends 11/30.
Rawsie Raw File Size Reducer - 20% Off. Rawsie uses innovative new technology to drastically reduce the size of RAW files. That means fewer full hard drives and much quicker transfer and backup times. The files are saved as DNG, so you're not locked in if you decide to discontinue the subscription. I'm in the process of putting it through its paces (stay tuned for my review) and have been very impressed so far. You can get a yearly license or a liftetime license--there's also a free trial. Use promo code CYBER20 at checkout. Ends 12/15.
Stellar Data Recovery (Standard). Stellar puts out one of the photo recovery apps I recommend. They're running a bundle deal for Black Friday that includes six products at the price of one. Several are especially useful for working with photos and videos, including: Stellar Data Recovery (Standard), Repair for Photo, and Converter for Audio Video. All of these for $39.95 (would normally be $224.99). You can find the deal here. Ends 11/30.
Photo Mechanic Plus Camera Bits have used the occasion to launch their new Photo Mechanic Plus product. It does everything that Photo Mechanic 6 does but adds a catalog layer. That means some really impressive searching, filtering, and workflow tools. It's designed for truly huge collections--they claim it works with catalogs of at least a million photos. You can watch their overview here. They have a speciali introductory price and deals for upgrading from regular Photo Mechanic. Ends 11/30.
Contrastly has some impressive Lightroom presets and Photoshop actions, including film simulation and retro analog presets, as well as collections suited to particular styles like portrait, landscape, black and white, and cinematic shooting. Everything is at least 50% off. No code required. Ends 12/7.
Photography Classes & Learning
Online photography classes are great ways to make productive use of these locked-down times. Here are some Black Friday deals worth a look.
CreativeLive - 75% Off. CreativeLive is one of my favorite sources of online photography classes. They're offering 75% off virtually everything, and you can get an extra $10 off with any $18+ order. Use code CYBER10. Ends 11/27.
KelbyOne Pro - $50 Off. The photography membership site created by Scott Kelby has grown enormously in recent years and now offers a huge range of courses, training, presets, and ebooks by some superb photographers like Joe McNally, Lindsay Adler, Peter Hurley, Bill Frakes, Maggie Steber, and Kaylee Greer. They're offering $50 off the KelbyOne Pro Membership, bringing it down to $149. No code required. Ends 12/1.
PhotoWhoa - 30% Off. PhotoWhoa is an interesting resource that I only discovered recently. They basically work as a hub for the various e-books, classes, plugins, and guides that independent photographers offer. So you can find some really unique and useful resources across a wide range of photography genres. They're offering 30% off sitewide. Use code TGIFPW30. Ends 11/30.
Photography Websites & Web Hosting
SmugMug - 40% Off. SmugMug is one of the largest and best-known photography services for professionals and enthusiasts alike. It's especially good for creating a slick photography portfolio website and even selling your photos (with Portfolio or Pro level accounts). Their plans includes unlimited photo storage, secure sharing, and a custom photo website. There's a free 14-day trial, and if you decide to sign up for a paid subscribe before 12/13 you'll get 40% off. Deal ends 11/30. You can find it here.
Print Labs, Photo Books, & Framing
FrameBridge - 20% Off Everything. FrameBridge has been one of my favorite framing options for a while. They make things super simple with everything done online, are well priced, and I've been really happy with the results. They're running a Black Friday deal with 20% off everything sitewide. You can find the deal here. Use code BF20 at checkout. Ends 11/30.
Blurb - 50% Off Photo Books. My favorite photo book vendor, Blurb, has 50% off photo books. And if you're a Lightroom user, you can take advantage of the great integration that's built right into Lightroom's book module. Use code BESTFIFTY. Ends 11/30.
EZ Prints - 50-60% Off Photo Prints & Products. EZPrints has 60% off photo prints (code: PRINTS60), metal prints (code: METAL60), photo books (code: BOOKS60), and canvas prints (code: CANVAS60), and 50% off panoramas and most other products on their site (code: SITEWIDE50). Ends 11/30.
LensProToGo has 25% off gear rentals. Orders must be placed by 11/30 and must arrive by 2/28/2021. Use code LPTGBF20 at checkout. Find it here.
BorrowLenses - 20% Off BorrowLenses is running 20% off all rentals. Gear must arrived through February 2021, and they're throwing in free 2-day shipping on rentals $149 and up. Use code CYBERMONDAY2020. Ends 12/1.
GoPro HERO9 Black Deals
Save $200 on GoPro HERO9 Bundle. GoPro is running a deal on the HERO9 Black. It's a bundle with the HERO9 Black, a 1-year subscription to GoPro, a Magnetic Swivel Clip, Floating Hand Grip, 32GB SD card, and a spare battery. The HERO9 also comes with a case. It's all for $349.98 and you can find more details here
GoPro HERO8 Black Deals
$100 Off GoPro HERO8 Black, incl. 1-year Subscription to GoPro. GoPro has a deal on the GoPro HERO8 Black. It's $100 off, bringing it down to $299.98. That includes a 1-year subscription to GoPro ($49). Without the subscription, the camera is $349.99. They're also including a free SD card and free 2-day shipping. You can find the deal at GoPro.com.
GoPro HERO7 Black Deals
HERO7 Black for $249.99. Includes 32GB SD card + 2-day shipping.
GoPro MAX Deals
GoPro MAX for $399.98. GoPro.com has the 360-degree camera, the MAX, for $399.98 including a 1-year subscription to GoPro. It also includes a free 64GB SD card and a camera case.
Get $100 Off GoPro MAX with the TradeUp Offer You can get $100 off the GoPro MAX 360-degree camera when you trade in any old digital camera, in any condition, any brand. It doesn't even have to still work or power on. GoPro takes care of the cost of shipping your old camera to them. When they receive your old camera, they'll send you out a shiny new MAX with free 2-day shipping. It brings the price down to $399.99 (usually $499.99). This deal is only available at GoPro.com.
GoPro Accessories Deals
Get Up to 50% Off GoPro Mounts + Accessories with GoPro. If you sign up for GoPro (which used to be called GoPro PLUS), one of the benefits is that you get up to 50% off mounts and accessories purchased on GoPro.com. It's a great way to stock up on GoPro original accessories for your camera. I've often found the official GoPro accessories to be of higher quality than some of the aftermarket versions you find elsewhere. There's a free 30-day trial for GoPro, then it costs $4.99/month (you get a better deal if you pay for the year in advance). It includes many of the accessories on GoPro.com, but not all. And there's a limit to 10 items per subscription anniversary year. A GoPro subscription also includes unlimited cloud storage for your GoPro photos and footage, as well as discounted replacements if you break your camera. You'll be able to see the discounted accessory prices showing when you sign in with your GoPro account.
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