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128GB SD Card For $30, CreativeLive Classes Now 25% Off, All Nik Software Now FREE (Deal Dash)

By Hanssie on March 24th 2016

Who doesn’t love a good deal? As a photographer, you likely have G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) and are probably eyeballing the latest lens/camera offering from {fill in the blank}. Since I am always on the lookout for good deals to save me some hard-earned cash, I’m sharing my findings here in the Deal Dash.

Sony 128GB Class 10 UHS-1 SDXC up to 70MB/s Memory Card

Who doesn’t need extra memory? With image files getting larger and larger, gone are the days when a couple of 8gb cards will hold an entire set of wedding images.


Right now on Amazon, you can get this 128gb SD card from Sony for less than $30! This card is pretty fast; fast enough for HD but may not be fast enough for Sony’s 4K 100M video (just FYI).

More specs:

  • Up to 70 MB/s transfer speed
  • File Rescue downloadable software helps recover photos and videos that has been accidentally damaged or deleted
  • UHS-I Memory cards have been tested to achieve high levels of reliability and data integrity
  • UHS-I Memory cards are water proof and are designed to perform under a wide range of operating temperatures
  • Compatible with multiple SDHC/SDXC hardware devices

Who knows how long this deal will last, so buy it here.

CreativeLive Anniversary Sale!

Happy Anniversary to CreativeLive! To celebrate, they are offering 25% off all of their courses. Be sure to check out some courses from our favorite instructors like:


The sale is for a limited time only, so grab your favorite courses here.

Get The Entire Nik Collection FREE

The Nik Collection are a collection of desktop plugins to help you edit. From filter applications that improve color correction to retouching and creative effects, to image sharpening, the Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine plugins will give you powerful tools to help you edit your images.


As of today, they have opened up their entire collection to download for FREE. On their Google Plus post, it states, “If you purchased the Nik Collection in 2016, you will receive a full refund…automatically.” No word as to exactly why they are giving them all away, except for they are “[focusing on their] long-term investments.”

Does that mean there will be no more updates and fixes to the software? They don’t specify but grab it now while you can here.

SLR Lounge Easter Sale

Don’t forget! We are having our Easter sale on two of our latest workshops! We’re offering 35% off our two latest workshops, Lightroom Crash Course and Light & Love by Caroline Tran, starting today, Thursday, March 24th – Sunday, March 27th!

Click here for more info.


This is our daily deals report where we will feature a deal, or deals, that we think you should know about. Feel free to let us know about any deals you run across by sending me an email (link in my profile) or leaving a comment below!

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Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at Follow her on Instagram

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  1. sumona chatterjee

    Great Resource For Photographers!

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  2. Moise Oiknine

    That memory card deal looked great… But then I checked the write speed on the B&H website… “Read Speed 70 MB/s Maximum
    Write Speed 10 MB/s Minimum”. Just way too slow. May be good for home video, for sure not 4K. Any photographer looking for high capacity cards and shooting raw will need much faster write speeds.

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    • Jon Smallwood

      I saw that too and was wondering how well it would work for shooting 24MP RAW files…

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    • Dave Haynie

      The problem is with the actual ratings that exist for these cards, This is rated as a (10) using the old SD card rating system, which means 10MB/s minimum write performance (80Mb/s), and also at U1, which means the same thing, but only apply to UHS cards… the “I” indicates it’s a UHS-I card, if it had a “II” that would mean UHS-II. That’s a hardware spec — UHS-II adds a bunch of extra pins. There are only two official U speed ratings, U1 = 10MB/s and U3 = 30MB/s, which are again worst-case write speeds. The read speeds, 70MB/s in this case, is a manufacturer’s claim, not backed up by a standard SD certification. The new V-class speed ratings offer a bunch more performance levels, and their certification tests are specifically aimed at things like video recording.

      The standard (10) cards are good for most video needs: handles my pro-Panasonic camcorders, and will in fact handle anything using AVCHD 1.0 or 2.0… a (4) card will actually handle that (bitrates to 28Mb/s). The (10) card is also no problem for Canon’s IP or IPB mode AVC video modes, and most others. It’s not guaranteed to be fast enough for Canon’s “All-I” mode (AVC-Intra) at 1080p, which hits 91Mb/s. The Panasonic GH-4’s 4K mode (100Mb/s) and AVC-Intra mode (200Mb/s) absolutely demand a U3 card, or one of the new ones at V30 or better.

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    • Dave Haynie

      That ALL-I on Canon is on the 5DIII and the 6D, I don’ t know if they’ve kept their ALL-I modes the same between all models.

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  3. Jon Smallwood

    The memory card doesn’t apply to free shipping :(

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  4. Nikkolus Wortham

    Sweet… Im glad their giving refunds for those who bout it in 2016.. I am one of those people!

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  5. Gareth Roughley

    The Nik software bundle is unbelievable just for Silver Effect pro alone.

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    • Hanssie

      I know a lot of photographers love Nik software, so I’m hoping they continue to update it and such.

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