UPDATE: THIS PROMOTION HAS ENDED!
Everything Must Go!
May 1, 2013 — Marion, IA
Since 1917, Porter’s Camera stores have been serving photographers across the country, including fine folks just like you. It has been my personal pleasure to help write this last chapter with you. We’ve come to a crossroads where the evolution of how consumers find their consumables doesn’t neccessarily match our tried-and-true business model. For decades, our customers fondly flipped through the folds of our oversized mail order catalog for the first time discovering photographic novelties, new Nikons and capable Canons.
Together we saw the rise and fall of industry giants like Kodak and Polaroid and the birth of the digital age that took them from the cutting edge to yesterday’s news. We watched all of this with a passion hard to express in words. Not only did the digital age change many of the rules on how we shoot, but it also changed the way we buy our equipment. Thanks to the internet, no matter where you are in the states, you can participate in this AMAZING WAREHOUSE LIQUIDATIONSALE. Pass on the word to all your penny pinchin’ pals looking for awesome deals on camera gear and accessories. It just doesn’t get any better than this! It’s like a sidewalk sale on steroids! But it won’t last forever.
Allow me to share my insight on a few of the most incredible deals we’re offering while our supplies last. I’ve found deals on really useful items in our inventory that’ll make our competition cringe!!! They can’t touch these special offers ! But this is a Liquidation Sale, so when an item sells out . . . it’s gone! There are NO RAINCHECKS or anything like that, so don’t come crying to me if you miss out on the savings, hahaha!
Lowest Price Ever on Nikon’s Flagship D4 DSLR body, $900 Off Retail!
That’s right folks! $900 off the D4, wow! Now you can own the 10 frame per second multi-media machine that laughs at low light as it delivers outstanding image quality in any situation for almost $900 less than EVERYBODY ELSE, including B&H! This will not last long, so be sure to order early. If you were on the fence before, you will not see a better price. Trust me, I’ve looked . . . a lot! And this isn’t one of those stupid bait and switch scams. This is an unopened box from Nikon, Nikon USA warranty, no gray market crap. Everything is in the box Nikon packed it with when they shipped it. We simply need to move ALL our inventory, and somehow this is still on the shelf! Win for you!
Lowest Price Ever on Nikon’s D800 DSLR Body
Another incredible offer. This is almost $250 less than B&H. The only time I remember a price this ridiculously low was when Staples screwed up a coupon ad campaign and had to honor 30% off any they had in store. Most stores didn’t have it in stock, but a few folks argued that if they purchase in the store (not online) they should get the price, and in a few cases it was honored! You won’t have to argue with us on this price, we would love to put them in your hands! They need a home.
And we’re not just liquidating our professional gear! EVERYTHING MUST GO! So check out these deals I’ve found that are totally worthwhile for beginners, hobbiests, and working pros alike!
All Purpose Ultra-Zoom or Travel Lenses on the Cheap
Want more out of just one lens! Ultra-Zoom lenses offer the convenience of a single lens solution for easy of transporting without sacrificing focal range. The boss said these gotta go too! Here are some options we have left:
Sony 18-200mm $300 OFF
Nikon 18-200 $130 OFF
Or you can go for broke with the largest zoom I’ve ever seen in a single lens, and grab this crazy super-duper zoom from Nikon!
Nikon 18-300 $150 OFF
Looking for deals on Fast Glass? Best Deals on f/2.8 Lenses
We have the Tamron fast wide to normal lenses on sale! Check these out! First we have the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8VC for Nikon mount. It is a perfect wide angle to normal focal length for DX sensors. With a really fast aperture of f/2.8, it can be used in very low light (especially with the Vibration Compensation turned on) and can help you get the nice soft backgrounds!
Tamron 17-50 f/2.8VC $100 OFF
Or if you have a Sony and don’t need the Vibration Compensation, you could get this one.
Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 $100 OFF
Need a little more reach? We also have the Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 for Sony/Alpha mount on clearance. This one is ideal for sporting events, indoor and outdoor. Check it out!
Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 $170 OFF
Lowest Priced Telephoto Option, Nikon 55-200mm for just $100!
We have these entry level Nikon telephoto lenses for next to nothing. If not for you, they’d make a great gift for your budding Nikon photographer friends. 55-200mm length is appropriate for backyard adventures and some larger playing fields. If they forgot to grab one when they got their camera, here is an opportunity to pick one up on the cheap. $100 off!
Nikon 55-200mm $100 OFF
Best Clearance Pricing on Tamron Ultra-Wide and Ultra-Telephoto Lenses for Sony Alpha!
Sony/Maxxum shooters can save big on the ultra-wide angle Tamron 10-24mm lens and super telephoto 200-500mm! I’ve seen used lenses sell for more, and these are brand spankin’ new! If you know anybody shooting Sony, forward them this post ASAP, you’ll never find an opportunity like this again to round out your camera bag!
Tamron 10-24mm $100 OFF
Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 $160 OFF
Feeling a Little More Creative? 15-25% Off all Lensbaby Gear!
Lensbaby 15-25% OFF retail
Discounts On Everything in the Webstore, Including . . .
Every camera needs to have one, right? There are some outrageous deals on them now. Here are a couple of my favorite. The Lowepro Slingshot is great for grab and go, and shoot on the run scenerios. The ProMaster L500 offers a lot of usable, well protected space for UNDER 20 BUCKS?!?! Wow!
Lowepro Slingshot 202 $20 OFF
ProMaster L500 $83 OFF
Strobist Gear for Cheap Off Camera Flash Rigs
Want to get more dramatic lighting with your flash unit, but don’t have much loot? Get the darn thing off camera with these adapters. Just attach your flash to the slave trigger and connect that with the umbrella bracket. Stick the bracket on a cheap tripod or light stand, It’s that easy.
Optical Slave Trigger $10 OFF
Umbrella Bracket $12 OFF
Light Stand $12 OFF
For the sake of convenience, I put the light stands in my studio on these tripod dollies. I have no idea how I went so long without them. Moving my lights around is no longer the headache it used to be. And now that they’re half the price . . !
Tripod/Light Stand Dolly $40 OFF
Lens Filter Clearance Deals
Every filter in the warehouse has to go! Corrective or Creative they can’t stay here! Many made my “Porter’s Picks the Best of the Buck or Less List”. Here are some of the greatest deals.
50% off Variable Neutral Density Filters!
You can actually alter the amount of light blocking by spinning the front element like a polarizer, GENIUS!
50% Off Close-Up Filter Kits!
Enter the world of Macro Photography on the Cheap!
Other Miscellaneous Clearance Camera Accessories Worth Peeking At!
As previously mentioned, EVERYTHING we have is priced to move, it might be best just to check out www.porters.com to find the little dodad you can’t live without. But here are a few others that really caught my eye!
HD Fluid Video Tripod Head $50 OFF
Perfect smooth stable support for video, standard 3/8inch mount to pod and 1/4 X 20 for cameras.
Bulk Film 100 Feet of 100 ISO Tmax $38 OFF
All film and darkroom supplies heavily marked down. Grab this and empty film cartidges for super cheap film shooting!
Will Crockett Instructional Video Under $2
Will Crockett, professional photographer, eductator, and down right likeable guy produced his first ever DVD to help regular folk learn how to master their equipment. Everybody can learn something from the 78 minutes of time his spares for us mere mortals. For under $2 add it to your order and give it your neighbor!
Check out the BEST DEALS UNDER A BUCK post for really cheap goodies!
You can find that list at Porter’s Clearance Sale Best Deals Under a Buck!