Cyber Monday deals part 1

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Deal of the day: take an extra 30% off any book on Amazon

There are still few hours left on the Amazon 30% off any book offer:

  • To use this promotion, you must enter "HOLIDAY30" at checkout under the "Gift cards & promotional codes" section to receive 30% off any ONE (1) book purchased in your order (up to $10 promotional credit).
  • This offer is only valid on print books. Excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible Audiobooks.
  • The promotion is valid for a limited time only, from November 26, 2014 at 9pm PST to November 30, 2014 at 11:59pm PST. Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel this offer at any time.
  • Offer only applies to products sold and shipped by

More information is available here.

The photography book section on Amazon can be found here.

Here are the best selling photography books on Amazon.

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GoPro rumored to launch consumer drones with HD cameras in 2015

GoPro is rumored to start producing consumer drones (multi-rotor helicopters) with a HD cameras in late 2015. The expected price will be between $500 and $1,000. Read more at The Verge and WSJ (picture: Phantom Quadcopter with GoPro mount kit).

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Lensbaby circular fisheye 5.8mm f/3.5 lens now available for MFT, Sony, Samsung and Pentax mounts

Lensbaby announced new MFT, Sony, Samsung and Pentax mounts versions of their circular fisheye 5.8mm f/3.5 lens (already available for Canon and Nikon mounts). Sample images can be downloaded here. Additional information:

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The latest patents from Fuji, Ricoh and Canon

Fuji 30mm f:2.8 pancake lens patent
Fuji filed a patent for a 27mm and 30mm f/2.8 pancake lenses designed for APS-C mirrorless camera that could be a replacement for the Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8 lens.

Ricoh adjustable translucent mirror patent
Ricoh filed a patent for an adjustable translucent mirror where the amount of reflected and transmitted light can be adjusted (0-50%; 50-100%).

Ricoh 18.3mm f:2.8 lens patent
Ricoh filed a patent for a 18.3mm f/2.8 lens.

Canon better dynamic range sensor patent
Canon filed a patent for expanding the dynamic range of a sensor by creating pixels with high and low light sensitivity.

Canon body cap patent
Canon filed a patent for a body cap that can clean the electronic contacts of the lens mount.

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Last moment Black Friday deals

Few last moment Black Friday deals (see also this post):

→ Fuji X100s camera (black) for $899.95 ($400 off)

→ Samsung NX300 camera with 18-55mm lens for $399 ($400 off)

Sigma Quattro DP2 top
→ Sigma dp2 camera for $599 ($400 off)

→ More Sony camera deals (check out also the Sony a7 trade-in program)

SanDisk 64GB Extreme Plus SDXC memory card
→ SanDisk 64GB Extreme Plus SDXC memory card for $39.95 (original: $73.95)

→ Blackmagic pocket camera with a free Olympus or Panasonic lens (click the Receive A FREE Gift Of Your Choice link for more info)

Amazon gift card deal
→ Spend $25 in camera gift cards at Amazon, get an additional $25 to spend on qualifying digital cameras

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Joke of the day: Hassleblad Stellar is now $2,300 off

After the announcement of the new Stellar II camera the price of the previous Stellar dropped by $2,300 and is now selling for $999.

The first Stellar model is based on the Sony RX100 camera that currently sells for $448.

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