As we head into Black Friday and Cyber Monday for 2019, here are some great deals on gear, services, and other things of particular interest to photographers. 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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Nikon D3500 with 18-55mm and 70-300mm Lenses for $446.95. B&H kicks things off with a great deal on the Nikon D3500 DSLR, with $400 off. It includes both lenses. And while the D3500 is the entry-level camera in Nikon’s DSLR lineup, don’t let that fool you–it still takes great photos and is a really good way to step up to DSLR photography. This kit would also make a great gift for anyone looking to dive more deeply into their photography. You can find the deal here. And it’ an instant savings deal, which means you’ll only pay the discounted price–it’s not a mail-in rebate.
Here are some deals specifically on GoPro cameras and accessories.
Get $100 Off HERO8 Black with the TradeUp Offer You can get $100 off the GoPro HERO8 Black 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 in your old camera to them. When they receive your old camera, they’ll send you out a shiny new HERO8 Black with free 2-day shipping. It brings the price down to $299.99. This deal is only available at GoPro.com.
Camera + Accessory Bundle at B&H Photo. B&H Photo has put together a particularly good value bundle of camera and accessories. For $448.50, you get the HERO8 Black, a 64GB SanDisk Extreme microSD card, an extra battery, GoPro’s Handler floating hand grip, and a Lowepro DashPoint AVC 60 II hard-shell carry case. You can find it here.
They also have a Deluxe Kit that includes several other accessories, including a 64GB SanDisk Extreme memory card, a dual battery charger and an extra battery, 3-Way Multifunction Arm, the Smart Remote, the new tempered glass screen protectors for the HERO8 Black, a suction cup mount, and The Handler floating handle grip–all for $669.50.
GoPro HERO8 Black Bundle for $449.99. GoPro.com has a bundle that gives you $50 of bonus value. You get the new HERO8 Black, plus Shorty grip, Head Strap, a 32GB SD card and spare battery for $449.99. If you bought those separately, it would come to around $499. The Head Strap is probably the least essential accessory there for many of us, but the others–especially the spare battery and memory card–are pretty much essentials (the camera comes with one battery included; this is a spare, which comes in very handy given how quickly you’re likely to burn through the battery power when shooting). It also includes free 2-day shipping within the US. You can find the deal at GoPro.com.
Get HERO7 Black for $279.99 with the TradeUp Offer. GoPro also has a tradeup deal on the HERO7 Black. Just as with the HERO8 Black offer you can trade in any old digital camera, in any condition, any brand. Whether it works or not. GoPro takes care of the cost of shipping in your old camera to them. When they receive your old camera, they’ll send you out a brand new HERO7 Black with free 2-day shipping. It takes $50 off the current MSRP of the HERO7 Black, bringing it down to $279.99. This deal is only available at GoPro.com. When you first go to the link, it will be featuring the HERO8, but you can switch it to the HERO7 Black using the selector when you scroll down.
GoPro HERO7 Black for $329.99. Now that the HERO8 Black is out, GoPro has dropped the price of the model it replaces, the HERO7 Black, down to $329.99. It includes a free memory card and 2-day shipping. You can find the deal at GoPro.com.
Apps and Software
Websites and Web Hosting
Print Labs, Photo Books, and Photo Products
40% Off Blurb photo books. Blurb has been my goto photo book maker for several years now, in part because of their quality and in part because they integrate so well directly into Lightroom. They’re offering 40% off all photo books with code GIFTABK4T. Ends 11/11.
Running a Photography Business
Honeybook is offering 50% off the first year when you sign up with code
havecamerawilltravel. Not many photographers got into the business so that they could spend all their time doing the accounting books. We’d rather be out shooting! Honeybook is designed to make the invoicing and accounting side of things streamlined and simple, and is an all-in-one business management tool for creative business owners who want to grow their business. It’s a cloud-based service that streamlines the process of sending invoices to clients and tracking online payments. They also offer free account setup to make things even easier. You can get the 50% off the first year deal here.
Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Canceling Over-the-Ear Headphones for $279.99 @ Best Buy. That’s $70 off the regular price. These aren’t strictly related to photography, but I spend a lot of time working in coffee shops and at home with young kids. Noise cancelling headphones have become essential to me actually getting stuff done. I have several pairs, including ones from Bose, but these Sony ones are my current favorites. They’re comfortable, the sound quality is excellent, and the noice cancelling is top notch.