If you ordered a $550 Sony 85mm f/1.8 FE from Amazon for $249, it seems that you aren’t getting it after all. Even though this isn’t its first pricing error, Amazon has canceled all orders of the $249 Sony lens because it was “displayed at an incorrect price.”
Amazon offered some pretty nifty deals on Prime Day earlier this week. But thanks to several pricing mistakes, some users were able to score deals one can only dream of. There were a few cameras, lenses and kits were sold for around $100, some retailing at a regular price of whopping $12,000!
If there’s one certainty about Amazon’s Prime Day… uhh, Days? It’s that it’s pretty hectic. Everybody’s rushing to pick up the deals before they rush out, and staffers are trying to get listings up as quickly as possible. It seems that somebody was a little too eager to get a listing live without properly checking it, though.
According to Fuji Rumors, a member of the Fujifilm X100 Facebook group managed to pick up a Fujifilm X100F for $102. And it was sold and shipped by Amazon themselves. The regular price is $1,299, making for a pretty massive 92% discount, and according to the group member, the order is marked as “On the way” and is currently in the hands of UPS.
It’s Amazon Prime day again, although I’m not sure the name’s entirely accurate now as it seems to be lasting for two days. But we’re going to be keeping our eyes out for deals on Amazon Prime today and tomorrow for photographers and filmmakers. So, keep checking back, as this list will grow throughout the event.
Maybe you’ll see something you’ve been after for a while at a bargain price, or perhaps something you hadn’t considered will catch your eye! And if you’re not a Prime member, don’t forget that B&H is running some sales right now, too.
Nikon’s lightweight 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR has been removed from Amazon’s search results, and pre-orders seem to have been cancelled and refunded. The lens was first announced as being in development last June, with the first sightings in the wild appearing a month later. Finally, a month after that, it was officially launched.
Yet, here we are, seven months later, with the lens still showing up as a pre-order item on everywhere that still has the listing available. The product listing on Amazon still exists, although it states that the item is currently unavailable and that they don’t know when or if it will be in stock. It has been removed from search results completely.
I’ve been keeping a little bit of an eye on the current Amazon Prime Day deals, but not much has really stood out. At least, not when it comes to things of benefit to filmmakers and photographers. This deal, though, is very much in our domain. Amazon currently has 2TB Crucial SSD drives on pretty massive discount. Reduced from their typical $449 to only $319.
It seems the fakes are out in force again at the moment. I’ve seen a number of posts across Facebook and other social media where people have ordered SanDisk and other SD cards only to receive counterfeit cards. These days, we need to be vigilant with memory cards.
Memory cards are made to varying degrees of quality, and these forgeries are often whatever’s cheapest. There’s no quality control, because there’s no backlash on them. The last thing you want in the middle of an important shoot is to lose all your work. Or, worse, your client’s work.
When ordering stuff online from huge retailers, mistakes can happen. But a $6,000 mistake is something that might get one really upset, especially if it happens twice. According to YouTuber chaseontwowheels, this is excatly what happened to him.
He allegedly ordered a $6,000 Canon 1DX Mark II from Amazon. In the video he shares, he unpacks the box, and instead of the camera – there is a collection of rocks. To make things worse, the package he received after complaining also didn’t contain the camera, but he says he got a box of bricks instead. What were the odds?
After all the pleas not to be “that guy” and use photography as an excuse to seduce women, there’s now a book that actually encourages it. What’s more, it teaches you how to become that guy. A book titled “How to Seduce Women through Photography” really exists, and it’s freely available on Amazon. The author’s signed as Goldmund, and he promises to teach you how to become a photographer “who is not only comfortable meeting and modeling beautiful women in the street, but also seducing them into bed.”