Here are some great deals on photography apps and services for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019.
As we head into Cyber Monday 2019, here are some great deals on photography 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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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:
$1100 Off Nikon D610 DSLR Camera with 50mm f/1.8 Lens Kit. B&H has the 24MP full-frame Nikon D610 with a battery/vertical grip, 50mm ƒ/1.8, and a WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter, all for $896.95.
Canon DSLR Specials. Canon has some steep discounts on some of their best cameras. Each has a variety of bundle configurations available with lenses and accessories. They include:
$200 Off Fujifilm X-T3 and X100F. B&H Photo has the X-T3 and X100F mirrorless cameras for $200 off. I reviewed the X-T3 not long ago, and it's a classy bit of kit. The deal includes a few different configurations and bundles, including body-only and with the 18-55mm lens (in the case of the X-T3). You can find the various options with $200 off here.
Nikon D3500 with 18-55mm and 70-300mm Lenses for $396.95. B&H has a great deal on the Nikon D3500 DSLR, with $450 off. It includes *both* lenses, giving you an enormous amount of versatility. 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.
Deals on Underwater Photography Gear @ BackScatter. Underwater photography specialists BackScatter have a selection of great deals on cameras and lighting. It includes a bunch of different packages based on the Olympus Tough TG-6 camera and Flip7 underwater filters for GoPros.
Canon Lens Specials. Just as with the cameras, Canon has announced some big discounts on some of their lenses. They include:
20-50% Off @ Lume Cub. Lume Cube has some of the most innovative lighting options available for on-the-go-shooting. It includes the newest version of their signature tiny, waterproof light, the Lume Cube 2.0. Pretty much everything on their site is discounted for Black Friday, cinluding the lights and most accessories. No code required.
30% Off ProGrade Digital SD, microSD, and 128GB CompactFlash Cards. Use code BFCM30Off at checkout (the last part is the number "30" followed by the word "off". They're a new player, but I've found their cards to be amongst the fastest and best available.
15% Off Used Gear @ LensAuthority. The folks at LensProtoGo gear rentals now have a dedicated used gear site. You can get 15% off all gear, and they're throwing in a free 2-year extended warranty on lenses and a free 1-year extended warranty on cameras. Use code
LPTGBF2019 at checkout. Ends 12/2.
Luminar 4 Bonus Bundles. In addition to the newly released Luminar 4, one of the best Lightroom alternatives and an app that has been adding some really innovative features, you can make your own bundle by choosing from among a selection of bonuses.
50% Off Nik Collection 2. The Nik Collection has been one of my favorite Lightroom plugins for years. It includes a suite of image enhancers, including Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro for creative black and white conversions, Viveza for fine-tuned color control, Analog Efex Pro for film emulations, HDR Efex Pro for high-dynamic range photography, Sharpeno Pro for more control over sharpening your images, and Dfine for noise reduction. Nik Software was bought by Google. Google then made the Nik Collection available for free but didn't update it. They then abandoned it. DXO snatched it up and has now begun updating it again. The 50% off also applies to upgrades. No code required. Ends 12/2.
50% (or more) Off Contrastly Lightroom Presets & Training. Contrastly is one of the most established creators of Lightroom presets, and they have a bunch of great bundles, from Wedding to Landscape and Travel to Cinematic and Portrait. Everything in their store is at least 50%. Ends 12/6.
30% Off Capture One. If you've been tempted by high-end image editing app Capture One but have baulked at the price, you can get 30% off on Capture One 12. You'll also get the upgrade to Capture One 20 free when it comes out. They have a mix of one-time payment licenses or monthly subscriptions available, as well as specialized versions for Sony and Fujifilm cameras. Use code
BLACK-FRIDAY-19 at checkout.
$20 Off Photo Mechanic. CameraBits is offering $20 off Photo Mechanic and $10 off an upgraded license. Photo Mechanic is the gold standard for fast culling and ingesting of images and is a favorite particularly of sports and press photographers who deal in high volume and under tight time crunches. It's a very powerful piece of software and complements something like Lightroom very nicely. Ends 12/2. No code required.
30% Off Affinity Photo. Affinity Photo has established itself as one of the leading alternatives to Photoshop. It's a polished product with as slick interface and works on Windows and Mac. And, importantly, even at full price, it's a much more affordable option than a Creative Cloud license. The deal also applies to Affinity's other apps, like Affinity Publisher and Affinity Designer. Ends 12/3. No code required.
40% Off @ SmugMug. SmugMug is offering 40% off new accounts. Setting up on online presence can be daunting, which is the problem that SmugMug aims to solve. It's a great way to get up and running with a full-featured photo website, sell prints online, backup your photos with unlimited cloud storage, and create private or public photo galleries, whether you're sharing with family or clients. There's a free trial, and if you decide you want to get on board with a full plan, you get 40% off so long as you do it by 12/8. No code required.
30% Off @ Pixpa. Pixpa is an all-in-one platform for photographers to build a portfolio website, online store, client galleries, and blog. So it's designed as a full-featured place for your to showcase, sell, and share your photos. They have a few dozen very slick and clean-looking themes available that are designed to work equally well on desktops and mobile, so there's excellent choice in the kind of website look you're going for. And you can sell digital downloads or prints, with Pixpa taking care of the all the hassle of setting up and managing a secure online payment system (Pixpa doesn't take any commission on your sales--you can connect your Paypal or Stripe account to receive the payments every time an order comes in). There's a 15-day free trial, and you can get 30% off by using this link.
Honeybook is offering 50% off the first year if you use the special promo code (
havecamerawilltravel) for readers of this site. Not many photographers get into the business so that they can spend all their time doing the accounting books. We'd rather be out shooting! One of my least favorite parts in running a photography business is all the invoicing and tracking online payments. Honeybook is designed to make that side of things streamlined and simple for freelancers. It's a cloud-based service, which means you can access it from anywhere. And it's a lot cheaper than hiring a bookkeeper. They also offer free account setup help (with a real person) to make things even easier. You can get the 50% off the first year deal here when you use promo code
The HERO9 Black has launched with a price of $449.99. GoPro.com is running a launch promotion where you get the camera for $349.98~~ It includes a 1-year subscription to GoPro (which used to be called GoPro PLUS).
There's also a HERO9 Black Bundle for $399.98 with a 1-year subscription to GoPro ($49) or $499.99 without the subscription. In addition to the camera, it includes a Floating Handle Grip, Magnetic Swivel Clip, and a spare battery. They're also including a free 32GB SD card.
$100 Off GoPro HERO8 Black with 1-year Subscription to GoPro. GoPro has a deal on the GoPro HERO8 Black. It's $100 off, bringing it down to $299.98, when you sign up for a 1-year subscription to GoPro ($49). Without GoPro, 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.
HERO7 Black for $249.99. Includes 32GB SD card + 2-day shipping.
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.
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 $4.99/month (you get a better deal if you pay for the year in advance). It includes many of the accessories on GoPro.com, but not all. And there's a limit to 10 items per subscription anniversary year. A GoPro subscription also includes unlimited cloud storage for your GoPro photos and footage, as well as discounted replacements if you break your camera. You'll be able to see the discounted accessory prices showing when you sign in with your GoPro account.
30% Off at LensProtoGo. LensProtoGo has become my first stop when looking for rental lenses and camera bodies. They have a great selection of gear in good nick, and I've found their customer service to be excellent. They're offering 30$ all rentals through the weekend. Use code
BF2019 at checkout. Ends 12/2, and gear must arrive by 12/31.
25% Off All Rentals @ BorrowLenses. If you're looking to try out some different gear or shoot with something fun, BorrowLenses is offering 25% off all rentals. Use code
CYBERMONDAY19. Ends 12/3 and must receive gear by 2/28/2020.
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