- Refurbished EOS Rebel T6i Camera With 2 Lenses $540
Canon's own store is selling a refurbished (not new) Canon EOS Rebel T6i SLR Camera with 18-55mm and 55-250mm Image-Stabalized EF-S STM Lenses for $540.
The camera and lenses include a 1-year manufacturer's warranty.
The T6i normally sells new for $650 with just an 18-55mm lens.
If you are a photo hobbyist or want to learn how to create stunning photographs, this is a great camera.
There are plenty of online tutorial videos demonstrating the settings, and providing tips on shooting various things (portraits, HDR photography, etc.).
The Wifi lets you review/download photos directly from the camera, and has a remote control feature.
Mount the camera on a tripod, go stand in the camera's view, and use your phone to preview the camera's shot and self-take photos.
We shot a lot of great photos with our T6i.
Here is one photo we shot recently.
The photo's watermark and reduced size should prevent someone from downloading and stealing our photo, but you can still see the quality and "pop" of a photo taken with the T6i.
Some post-processing is required to get a photo like this, such as Photomatix HDR software and Adobe Photoshop.
If you don't want to deal with software and a bulky camera with lenses, just stick with your phone.
Modern phones can produce some great photos with ease, and filter apps like Photoshop Express and Snapchat can make photos vibrant or fun for posting on the Internet.
However, if you want action shots and/or have photos printed, a phone cannot match the quality and capabilities of an SLR camera.
- Aukey Phone Camera Lens for $10 to $20
If you have seen someone walking around with a lens attached to their iPhone, here is what they are.
The Aukey lenses are on sale today for $9.59 to $20 each, and have excellent reviews on Amazon.
Your phone may not fit in your pocket with the lens attached, but the quality of your photos would certainly improve.
Also, they are offering a Mini Tripod for Phones for $12 with code XFCSLNUU when added to the cart with one of the above lenses.
The value of the Pound Sterling, Great Britian's currency, continues to drop.
Economists believe the UK is entering a recession, which is really bad news for anyone living or working in the UK.
We are shocked and saddened to watch such uncertainty unfold after Britian voted to leave the EU, and hope our friends find ways to recover soon.
Here in the US, shoppers can get some great deals when ordering some items from the UK.
Shop at amazon.co.uk for low-weight items that are cheap to ship across the Atlantic, such as:
Cameras and lenses
Region-free Blu-Ray movies
Do not buy electronics, because they use a different power plug in the UK.
USB-powered electronics (such as battery chargers) are fine since USB ports are universal worldwide, however few USB-powered products would have better prices in the UK than the US.
Add at least £15 to your basket to make it worth the modest shipping fee.
Do not exceed $800 (USD) in value.
Imported goods over $800 incur a tax of 2-5 percent for electronics, and as much as 37% for other items.
Taxes are waived for importing under $800 per year.
Checkout, log in with your US-based Amazon account, choose a US address and credit card.
Amazon will calculate the shipping price during checkout, usually around £2 or £3 for "Global" shipping.
Amazon will show the US Dollar equivalent of the order.
Your credit card will be charged in US Dollars.
Make sure to see the words "region-free" or "all regions" in the description of any DVD, Blu-Ray, or game from overseas.
Otherwise, the discs will not work in the US.
Browse region-free Blu-Ray Box Sets on Amazon.co.uk.
Beware, the warranty on UK camera & and lens purchases will not be serviceable within the US, so you would essentially have no manufacturer's warranty on these purchases.
Considering the prices are cheaper than buying one new and used, it may be worth the risk.
We have been using a Canon EF-S 10-88mm lens purchased from Amazon.co.uk since August, and had no problems.
To check Amazon.co.uk's final prices in US dollars, you need to add something to your cart and proceed to the final checkout page.
You can review your order before submitting it, and the final price will appear on the right as shown in this example screenshot.
- Amcrest 720p Wifi Camera with Remote Pan/Tilt $60 (expired)
Amcrest IPM-721 720p Wifi Camera with Remote Pan/Tilt for $75, and code MKPLAM59 applies $15 off today.
Available in White and in Black.
We bought the 1080p version (model IP2M-841) in August when it was on sale for $63.
The 720p model should have similar features with lower HD quality.
It came with a bracket and screws to mount almost anywhere, and the video quality is very good even at night.
The included software is a little kludgy, but they are continuing to update it.
The remote control pan/tilt works from their mobile app, and allows 2-way communication through a built-in mic and speaker.
So, you can talk to your pets while away from home.
They do offer a cloud service (for a monthly fee) just like Netgear Arlo and Nest Cam.
Or, to avoid paying monthly fees for storage service, the Amcrest can store videos on a MicroSD card or server/NAS hard drive through FTP.