Thrifty Thursday: Mother’s Day Deals and big savings on a wide variety of camera bags!
posted Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 12:29 PM EST
Mother’s Day is coming right up – it’s this Sunday, May 14 - and if you’re looking for a gift for your mom, here are some great deals. Is your mom a shutterbug? Why not show her how much you care with a brand-new camera? A new camera doesn’t have to break the bank thanks to some great Mother’s Day deals.
If you're looking for awesome deals on camera bags, scroll down below for a wide selection of camera carrying solutions currently on sale.
Save big on Canon and Nikon DSLR kits
Deals don’t get much better than this in early May. B&H is offering instant savings of $300 and $150 on Canon and Nikon DSLR kits, respectively.
If mom is a Canon fan, why not get her a Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR with 18-55mm and 75-300mm lenses? You can grab that bundle with a free Zeiss Lens Care Kit and 16GB SanDisk SDHC memory card for around US$450, an instant savings of $300! If that sounds good, click the link below.
B&H has the Nikon D3400 kit with an 18-55mm lens on sale for under US$400. Not only do you get the camera - one we like a lot, by the way – and the AF-P kit lens, but B&H is also throwing in a 16GB memory card and Lowepro Passport sling camera bag, which have a value over $50. Click the links below to grab this great deal and instantly save $150. Note that the red kit below does not come with a free bag and is currently backordered, so if you wanted the camera by Mother’s Day and the free bag, the black kit is your best bet.
To see the rest of B&H’s Mother’s Day sales, click here.
Finally, you should check out this touching story about photographer Benjamin von Wong working with The Heart Project and Photoshop artist Karen Alsop to bring a paralyzed mother’s adventurous story to life. (Via ISO 1200)
Camera Bag Deals
Like one of the camera deals above or simply need a new camera bag? Check out this selection of awesome deals from B&H.
This rolling bag from Vanguard can hold 1-2 pro DSLRs, 5-7 lenses and a pair of flashes or a DSLR with a 400mm f/5.6 lens attached. You can fit a 14-inch laptop in the wheeled carry-on style bag. The handle is retractable and it has a fully customizable interior.
This backpack can hold a DSLR with an attached 70-200mm f/2.8 lens and a pair of additional lenses. The backpack has a customizable interior, water bottle holders and more. It also includes a removable 12-inch laptop sleeve.
For photographers who don't need a large bag, this messenger-style bag holds a DSLR with 80-300mm lens, an 11-inch laptop and a small tripod.
Tenba Messenger Series: Photo/Laptop Daypack - $70 after $84 instant savings (deal ends May 14 at 11:59 PM EDT) - Black, Orange and Olive ($80)
Capable of holding a 15-inch laptop (or potentially even larger), the Tenba Photo/Laptop Daypack can hold a DSLR camera with 2-3 lenses, has a foam padded interior and 30 pockets for accessories.
A compact bag, the Lowpro Top Loader Pro 70 AW holds a professional DSLR with a short zoom lens and includes a quick release buckle and removable shoulder strap.
If you want a Lowepro bag with more space, the Slingshot Edge 250 holds a compact DSLR with two lenses and a flash. There's also a zippered front packet for a small tablet and interior pockets for a variety of accessories. You can access the main gear compartment via the front or side of the bag.
For adventurous photographers, the Lowepro Photo Sport BP 200 AW II holds a DSLR with 1-2 lenses and a flash. It has a weather flap and cinching top compartment to keep your gear safe in difficult environments. It also has an optional 2-liter reservoir storage area to help photographers on the move stay hydrated without needing a second pack.
An even larger Lowepro carrying soluton is the DSLR Video Fastpack 350 AW. This one holds a DSLR with a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens plus a pair of additional lenses and a flash. There's also attachments for an audio utility and a DSLR video rig or tripod.
For the ultimate protection, this rolling case holds 1-2 DSLR cameras and 8 lenses/flashes. It has touch-fastening dividers, a dedicated panel for a 15-inch laptop, multiple pockets and top/side handles. It is sized to conform to most carry-on restrictions.
We reviewed this bag and consider it one of the best options for photographers looking for a large backpack in which to carry their gear. It holds a DSLR with long lens attached and many other additional lenses inside its customizable, well-protected interior. I've even managed to get a 400mm f/2.8 lens in mine before.