If you’re anything like us, you love the holiday season for its seasonal cheer, time with family, snowy hikes and yummy food. But amid all the festivities, there are money-saving deals to be had. Get a jump on your holiday shopping and you'll be back to sipping your tea by the roaring fire in no time.
Today being Cyber Monday there are thousands of sales and discounts, so Will Van Beckum, Digital Lab Manager and instructor here at The Workshops, hand picked some of the best ones for photographers. Here's his roundup of the very best Cyber Monday photo gear deals:
LET'S START WITH THE MOST IMPORTANT… CAMERAS!
Go anywhere, shoot anything, with this prosumer level super zoomtastic deal on a Nikon D7100. Get the Nikon D7100 with 18-140mm lens plus accessories (other deals also available) for $1,196 at Amazon.
Just getting started with digital photography? You can’t do better for your money than the Nikon D3300. Score a Nikon D3300 with 18-55mm lens (other deals also available) for $496.95 at Amazon.
Need a pocket camera that doesn't weigh you down to take with you on your holiday travels? Nikon Coolpix A compact camera is on sale for $500 at B&H.
Get a go anywhere, do anything lens from Sigma! Sigma 18-250mm lens for Nikon, Sony, Canon or Pentax cameras, $250 on Ebay.
Action nut? Want to see what all the hype behind drone photography is about? There are GoPro and Drone deals out there too! Once you've got your gear, keep your eyes peeled on our summer schedule for a drone photography workshop!
GoPro Hero4 Silver with 32GB memory Card and $50 Amazon Gift Card for $400 on Amazon.
DJI Phantom 2 V2.0 Quadcopter Drone for GoPro Cameras, $639 on Amazon.
AND NOW, THE ALWAYS-ESSENTIAL ACCESSORIES!
Bags for any occasion, photo and non-photo, too! Timbuk2 bags up to 80% off at Timbuktu.
If you’re like us, your computer is all out of USB ports. Here's the perfect opportunity to expand your ports! Aukey 7-port USB 3.0 Hub for $40 on Amazon.
This one’s special! We all need more storage for our precious photos. Now you can get Lightroom bundled with your Seagate hard drive, all for less than Lightroom normally costs! Seagate 5TB Hard Drive plus Adobe Lightroom 5, $145 on Ebay.
Flash drives and SD cards have prices slashed for today's sale event at Amazon. If there’s one thing we can’t have enough of, it’s storage!
SanDisk USB 3.0 Flash Drives in multiple sizes 16-64GB, $10 to $25 on Amazon.
Lexar USB 3.0 Flash Drives from 8GB to 256GB from $9 to $79 on Amazon, and
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drives, 16GB-64GB, $10 to $23 at Amazon.
PNY SD Cards 90MB/s from 16GB to 256GB, $9 to $97 on Amazon.
SanDisk SD Cards Extreme 60MB/s, from 16GB to 64GB, $13-$35 on Amazon.
Computer holding back your creative process? Here are two deals for desktop computers, from the robust MacPro to the sleek MacMini. Either way, the savings are huge.
Mac Pro Desktop Computer (3.5 GHz Intel Xeon E5 6-Core 16GB RAM 256GB Solid State Hard Drive for $3,499 at B&H.
Mac Mini Desktop Computer (1.4 GHz Intel Core i5 Dual-Core Haswell 4GB Ram 500GB Hard Drive for $449.00 at B&H.
And finally, because as photographers we are obsessed with lighting, the Philips Hue Lightbulb Set lets you control your household lights from your smartphone. Set the perfect holiday color scheme with this deal on LED lightbulbs. Philips Hue Starter Kit for $200 at Best Buy.