Thur (B&H): Tokina 11-16/2.8 DX-II PRO for $329 [C/N]

It’s a lens day at the B&H Daily Deals where the Canon and Nikon versions of the Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX-II AT-X 116 PRO lens are on sale for $329 each with free shipping. Sale ends on Thursday at 11:59pm eastern as usual [or earlier if sold out]…

PS: to make sure I type the correct company name, this is indeed a Tokina lens, not a Tamron. Both with six characters, start with a T, and share 4 out of the 6 letters in their names. It’s as if they wanted to confuse us 😉

Used Fuji X-T3 body for 1394 euro [EU]

If you are shopping in the EU, or you can shop favorably from the EU, both color schemes of the new Fuji X-T3 mirrorless camera, in the body-only configuration, are available in “Used – Very Good” condition for 1394 euro [instead of its new condition price of 1500 euro] at Amazon Germany Warehouse Deals. Amazon Germany is the largest European Amazon, being on the continent and strategically located and all. And that was before the UK [Amazon UK] started brexiting…

Wedn (B&H) : Aviator Travel Jib, Spectra Cine Exposure Meter

Wednesday OCT-17-2018 is upon us in the Eastern Time Zone (New York) and with it we have fresh B&H Daily Deals with the following “on topic” items featured:

+ SPECTRA CINE IV-A Digital Exposure Meter for $280 in your choice of black or blue color scheme [of the body; the color has nothing to do with the light or the metering – just to be clear]

+ AVIATOR Travel Jib for $99 in “Mag Alloy” and $129 in “Carbon Fiber”

PS: speaking of daily deals, who wants some …recycled (!!!) swimsuits? That’s one of the Amazon Wednesday daily deals. NOTE: these are made from plastic bottles, not from other people’s swimsuits 🙂

Tue (B&H): Removu S1 Gimbal $199, LitePanels $199 to $229

Good until Tuesday at 11:59pm ET, the B&H Daily Deals have a trio of offers featured, with two of them being “on topic”:

+ Removu S1 3-Axis Gimbal for HERO7 Black & Other GoPro Cameras for $199

+ Litepanels Brick Bi-Color On-Camera LED Light for $199
+ with shoe ball head for $30 more

+ Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Premium for $50
+ this is the Premium, non-retail packaging edition; comes with a couple of free apps as well

Monday (B&H): E-Image Tripod, Interfit, Dell

Good until Monday at 11:59pm ET, the B&H Daily Deals have a trio of products on sale as follows:

+ E-IMAGE EG05A2 Two-Stage Aluminum Tripod with GH05 Head (75mm) for $179

+ Interfit Honey Badger 320Ws Compact Flash Head for $190
+ no, not this honey badger

+ 13.3″ DELL Inspiron 13 5000 Series 5379 Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Notebook for $549
+ Intel i5-8250U Quad, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB 5400 rpm SATA HDD, 13.3″ 1920 x 1080 IPS Touchscreen, Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620, Win 10, etc

Sun (B&H): Marantz LD Condenser Mic for $60, Etc

Good until Sunday at 11:59pm ET, the B&H Daily Deals are headlining by an audio product, the Marantz MPM-2000 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone going for $60 with free shipping and handling. They also offer a $7 Belkin “home and car” charging kit and a $49 wireless headphone…

Thur (B&H): Magnus Tripod $15, CineGears $1200

The Thursday B&H Daily Deals include two camera and photo items, running until 11:59pm eastern time on Thursday Oct-11-2018…

+ Magnus DX-3430 Deluxe Photo Tripod with 3-Way Pan-and-Tilt Head for $15

+ CineGears Ghost-Eye 600MP Wireless Transmitter and Receiver (Gold Mount/L-Series) for $1200

Wednesday Reading is Fundamental with $95 recertified Kindle Voyage

Reading is fundamental on 10/10/18 at the Amazon USA store. If you read a lot of ebooks of the text-only and text-mostly variety, nothing beats a dedicated e-reader. And if you are part of the Amazon-Kindle ecosystem, good until 3am ET on Thursday, the headliner of the Gold Box deals of the day is the certified refurbished Kindle Voyage with the same full 1-year warranty as the new condition model. This goes for $95 as the Wifi-only model and $112 for the Wifi with free 3G data option… Limit up to three per customer at the sale price…

This is a great choice as it has a built-in light and both a touchscreen and physical page turn options on both sides of the bezel [the Paperwhite does not have the bezel physical page turn option]. I recently switched to this, the refurbished Voyage, after many years on the refurbished Paperwhite. I use a mix of the physical page turn and the touchscreen. I don’t even realize I’m switching pages with this, either way happens organically…

Both certified refurbished Kindles I bought looked as if they were brand new, in both appearance and packaging. Note that these are great for text-only and mostly-text but not ideal for photography or engineering or scientific reading that has plenty of graphs and tables and diagrams and such…

If you have or plan to get this and don’t want to pay the big bucks for the official Amazon covers, I’ve had good luck with various Moko cases for Kindles and other devices…

PS: meanwhile among the other Gold Box deals du jour, if you purchase the 512GB Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for the flagship price of $1250 (factory unlocked, USA warranty, no carrier crapola), you will also receive automatically for FREE the Samsung S3 Frontier Smartwatch. This is a pre-created bundle, just add to cart and proceed to checkout…

Wedn: Mitakon Speedmaster 35/0.95 II for $419 [X/E/EF-M]

A lens is headlining the Wednesday 10/10 B&H Photo Daily Deals, it is the new condition Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f0.95 Mark II offered for $419 with free shipping in your choice of Fuji X, Sony E, or Canon EF-M! Only the black color scheme is on sale. The silver remains at $499. Sale ends, as usual, at 11:59pm eastern of the same day, or earlier if any of the variations sellout.

Sony sale at Amazon Germany: a7 II, a6000, RX100, Lenses, Etc

Back to Amazon Germany where among the big Autumn Gold Box deals include a Camera and Photo sale that includes the following camera gear:

+ Sony a7 II body only for 1205 euro
+ Sony 70-300 G thang for 1110 euro
+ Sony 24-70 f3.5-5.6 OSS for 759 euro
+ Sony 18-200 f3.5-5.6 for 549 euro

+ Sony a6000 with kit lens for 489 euro
+ Sony RX100 Mark IV for 599 or Mark II for 399 euro
+ also a couple of camcorders and WX500 P&S Cybershot

European union residents pay this price with nothing else added. Outside the EU, it depends on location and local customs and such.

Friday: DXO One Connected iOS Camera for $112

Back to Amazon USA where among the Friday 9/28/18 Gold Box lightning deals you can get the new condition DxO ONE 20.2MP Digital Connected Camera for iOS users for the very specific price of $112.49 with free shipping, sold by a 3rd-party seller with the order fulfilled by Amazon, thus Prime eligible. You can buy as many as you like. Offer ends by Saturday 9/29/18 at 3am ET (or earlier if sold out]…

Europe: Sony RX100 IV for 599 euro, RX100 II for 399e

If you are in Europe or you can purchase/import gear from Europe advantageously, the biggest European Amazon site, Germany, is having a Fall Deals week featuring a variety of products including a sale on various fixed lens cameras including the new condition Sony RX Mark IV for 599 euro, and the Mark II for 399 euro. These are sold and shipped by Amazon itself. If shipped within the European Union, there’s no additional tax or customs due. The European Union VAT is already included in the price. Shipping is extra outside Germany.

In comparison, in new condition, the RX 100 Mark IV goes for $800 by Amazon USA itself, while the RX100 II goes for $550 by Amazon USA and friends (Beach, Norman, etc).

Back to Germany we go, also part of the Autumn Deals festivities they are offering, in two colors, the new condition, factory unlocked, Honor View 10 for 345 euro. This includes 6GB RAM, 128GB on-board storage, dual camera on the back, 18:9 six inch display, microSD slot, dual Nano SIM, USB-C, and so on…

The exchange rate hovers around $1.15 for one euro.

Wedn Daily Deals: Sandisk Memory cards and WD and G-Tech HDDs

Wednesday September 26 is a busy day at the Amazon Gold Box, including a return of yet another variation of the Sandisk and Storage Sale including a trio of Extreme PRO SDXC cards (128GB for $39~, 256GB for $89, 512GB for $200), along with Sandisk microSD cards (200GB, 256GB, 400GB), Western Digital and G-Tech external hard drives, Sandisk SSDs, and the obligatory USB flash drives. A total of 25 options are available during this sale. The limit is up to two of the same item per customer.

If you are fond of Logitech and in need of keyboard, mice or rats, it is also a return of a variation of the Logitech sale including the MX Master mouse and the K840 mechanical keyboard. The limit is up to three of the same item per customer.

But that’s not all. In a rather busy Amazon Gold Box for this day, they are offering a cordless student microscope (limited use for professional microscope photography but better than nothing), a kids microscope set, an under-the-desk exercise bike, the sweet taste of Gevalia coffee [beans, ground, K-cups,Tassimo, etc], a Dyson Ball Animal vacuum [unless you specially in dust bunnies photography], and various discounts on Amazon’s own products [which are multiplying almost exponentially these days].

The sale ends at 3am ET on Thursday or earlier if any sell out.

Wedn Storage Daily Deal: 32GB microSD, 4TB and 8TB HDD

It’s another return of a variation on a theme of the computer hardware sale at the Amazon Gold Box, this time around the potentially interesting options include:

+ 32GB Kingston microSD with SD adapter for $7.49

+ 4TB Elements Desktop Hard Drive – USB 3.0 for $80

+ 8TB Seagate STGY8000400 Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 for $140

+ various networking and other hardware items

+ limit five of each per customer

+ sale ends Thursday 3am ET (or earlier if anything sells out ahead of timeP

Cloud Prime Day Deals: Dropbox and Adobe’s Creative Clouds

And now some cloud-y action in the Prime Day festivities. For a limited time, there is an in-cart discount for the following items:

+ 1-Year Dropbox PLUS for $79 after in-cart discount

+ Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC plan | 1 Year Subscription for $96 after in-cart discount

+ Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan with 20GB storage | 1 Year Subscription for $96 after in-cart discount

Gold Box Now: Rokinon, Samyang, Meike 35/1.7 (E), Xiaomi Mijia, DataColor, PNY (various), Etc

Among the Prime Day action, the following other lightning deals are in progress [not previously mentioned below]:

+ ends 4:20pm ET: Rokinon AE14M-C 14mm f/2.8-22 Ultra Wide Angle Lens with Built-In AE Chip for $303

+ ends 4:25pm ET: Samyang SY14M-C 14mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Fixed Angle Lens for Canon for $223

+ ends 4:30pm ET: Datacolor Spyder5PRO – Designed for Serious Photographers and Designers (S5P100) for $100
+ 97% claimed as of 2:48pm ET

+ ends 4:50pm ET: Sea frogs 130FT/40M Underwater camera diving waterproof housing case for Sony A7II A7R II A7S II for $158

+ ends 7:05pm ET: 360 Camera, Xiaomi Mijia Mi Dual-Lens Sphere Action Cam Wifi Waterproof Panoramic Camera 3.5K HD Video Recording with Sony Image Sensor and Stabilizer for $225

+ ends 7:15pm ET: Crucial MX500 500GB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD – CT500MX500SSD1(Z) for $88

+ ends 7:20pm ET: 128GB PNY Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-I, U3 up to 95 MB/Sec Flash Card (P-SDX128U395-GE) for $36

+ ends 7:30pm ET: 512GB PNY Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-I, U3 Up to 95MB/sec for $150

+ ends 8:15pm ET: Drobo 5D3 5-Drive Direct Attached Storage (DAS) Array – Dual Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.0 type C ports (DRDR6A21) for $539

+ ends 8:35pm ET: TerraMaster NAS Servers (various options)

+ starts 3:20pm ET: 256GB PNY Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-I, U3 up to 95 MB/Sec Flash Card (P-SDX256U395-GE) (price before sale $100)

+ starts 3:29pm ET: Sceptre E248W-19203R 24″ Ultra Thin 75Hz 1080p LED Monitor 2x HDMI VGA Build-in Speakers (price before sale $110)

+ starts 4:19pm ET: ASUS PB277Q 27″ WQHD 2560×1440 75Hz 1ms HDMI DVI VGA Eye Care Monitor (price before sale $296)
+ the Gold Box posted a spoiler on the sale price, it will be $222

+ starts 4:25pm ET: Chromo Inc CI55000230 Macro Ring 48 LED Power Light (price before sale $30)

+ starts 6:19pm ET: LG Electronics 34UM88-P 34-Inch 21:9 UltraWide Screen LED-Lit Monitor

+ starts 6:29pm ET: $50 Panera plastic gift card

+ starts 8:04pm ET: Datacolor Spyder5ELITE – Designed for Professional Photographers (S5EL100)

+ starts 8:29pm ET: Meike MK-E-35-1.7 35mm F1.7 Large Aperture Manual Prime Fixed Lens APS-C for Sony E-Mount (price before sale $90)

+ starts 8:39pm ET: Godox Ving V860IIN 2.4G GN60 I-TTL HSS 1/8000s Li-ion Battery Camera Flash speedlite 1.5S Recycle Time 650 Ful Power Pops Supports TTL/M/Multi/S1/S2 for Nikon DSLR Cameras (price before sale $179)

+ various Pelican cases and NixPlay digital picture frame options as well

+ also 120+ AmazonBasics Tech/Electronics accessories/cables/etc

You can find all our posts on Prime Day using the Prime Benefits category

Pelican Waterproof Case Sale (15 options)

Good until Wednesday night 7/18/18, B&H Photo is having a sale on fifteen Pelican Waterproof Cases with prices ranging from $118 to $354.

Meanwhile for the latest B&H daily deals, check their latest Deal Zone offers, aka daily deals, which include a $90 Porta Brace bag and various Vello softboxes ($15 to $20)…

Ends Tue 6:44pm ET: Panasonic FZ1000 for $500 [Lightning Deal Prime Deal]

UPDATE: the lightning deal price is $500. It is 15% claimed as of 2:09pm ET…

Start reading reviews and checking comparisons and review samples! According to the Gold Box schedule, starting at 12:44pm eastern today, there is going to be a Prime Day lightning deal on the new condition Panasonic FZ-1000 superzoom (price before sale $800). I obviously do not know ahead of time what the sale price it will be, but since it is Prime Day, we can hope for a tempting deal!

Used Sony RX100 Mark V rawsumer for $628 [updated]

UPDATE: this has been updated with the correct used links. I’ve gotten Amazon-rusty ^_^

As part of the 20% off in-shopping-cart (no coupon needed) Amazon Warehouse Deals sale, you can get the USED Sony RX100 Mark V for $628~ with free shipping. The price drops automatically after you add it to the shopping part from $786~. This is in “Used – Very Good” condition. Only the options sold by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself are eligible.

PS1: the link above shows only the used options sold by Amazon Warehouse itself which are eligible for the limited time 20% off in-cart discount. This link shows all the options…

PS2: a bit of a behind the scenes – in the excitement of it all, I accidentally ordered it while multi-tasking in dozens of open windows. Thankfully I noticed it before it was too late 🙂

PS3: You can find all our posts on Prime Day using the Prime Benefits category

Prime Day Gold Box Lightning Deals: YI, Rokinon, Celestron, Etc

Amazon has saved some of their better Gold BoX Lightning Deals as follows:

+ starts 3:25am ET: APEMAN Action Camera 4K

+ starts 4:44am ET: Celestron 52252 100mm Ultima Zoom Spotting Scope

+ starts 6:44am ET: YI 4K+/60fps Action Camera with Waterproof Case, Plus Voice Control, Live Streaming, and 12MP RAW image

+ starts 7:14am ET: Rokinon 16M-C 16mm f/2.0 Aspherical Wide Angle Lens for Canon EF Cameras

+ starts 7:49am ET: Zhiyun Crane 2 Servo Follow Focus Mechanical Supports Real Time Focus
+ also has a $30 off clip-on coupon

+ starts 9:04am ET: PowerExtra 2-Slot Charger and Two Batteries replacing the Sony NP-FW50

+ starts 9:09am ET: Kodak Mini SHOT Instant Print Digital Camera & Printer With LCD Display

+ starts 10am ET: Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera

+ starts 10:34am ET: Datacolor Spyder5PRO – Designed for Serious Photographers and Designers (S5P100)

+ starts 12:34pm ET: Panasonic FZ1000 superzoom (price before sale $800)

+ starts 3:09pm ET: Kodak Mini 2 HD Wireless Portable Mobile Instant Photo Printer (price before sale $100)

+ during Prime Day, we don’t have the usual visibility of upcoming lightning deals as we do during “normal” days

You can find all our posts on Prime Day using the Prime Benefits category

NON-LlGHTNING DEALS

+ various coffee options among the Amazon Brands sales

+ a bit bizarre, an Amazon product but has a $6 shipping fee, it’s the Amazon Cloud Cam for $60 + S&H

+ various new products launching first exclusive for Prime members in New Product Launches

+ 20% off select product categories at Amazon Warehouse Deals

+ 30% off 80 different ADIDAS products
+ ADIDAS of course stands for All Day I Dream About Shutter-speed ^_^

Prime Day Coupon: $5 off Book orders of $20+

If you like to read books on paper, you are in coupon luck! As part of the Prime Day festivities, coupon code PRIMEBOOKS18 gets you $5 off a book purchase of $20+ at Amazon Books. This is a limited time offer. This is the page with the Terms and Conditions

On the other hand, if you prefer to read books in electronic format, they have various e-books on Prime Day specials

You can find all our posts on Prime Day using the Prime Benefits category

GoPro Hero Session w/strap for $100, LG V35 ThinQ for $600, YI

More action in the Prime Day festivities, the following are action cameras and camera-smartphones:

+ GoPRO Hero Session for $100
+ or same price with FREE AmazonBasics Head Strap

+ LG V35 ThinQ – 64 GB – Unlocked (AT&T/T-Mobile/Verizon) – Aurora Black – Prime Exclusive Phone for $600

+ YI Lite Action Camera (Sony Sensor 16MP Real 4K Sports Camera, 2 Inch Touchscreen,150° Wide Angle Lens and EIS- Black) for $70

+ YI 360 VR Camera Dual-Lens 5.7K HI Resolution Panoramic Camera with Electronic Image Stabilization, 4K in-Camera Stitching for $280

You can find all our posts on Prime Day using the Prime Benefits category

Prime Day Sales In Progress including AmazonBasics 50-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag for $11

Just like the universe expands, so do the number of products offered under Amazon’s own house-brands, including one of their first house brands, “AmazonBasics”. And as part of the Prime Day festivities, they have a sale on AmazonBasics products, including the new condition AmazonBasics 50-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag for $11 with free shipping for Prime members. Limit up to five per customer at the sale price.

In other Prime Day deals:

+ PC Prime Day Deals including Samsung tablets, computer monitors, laptops, Windows tablets, computer hardware, and more, including the WD 4TB My Passport Game Storage ( for PS4 – USB 3.0 – WDBZGE0040BBK-NESN) for $86 with a maximum of two per customer. The 2TB model goes for $59~
+ also separately a PC Gaming Sale featuring laptops, monitors, keyboards, headsets, PCs, etc
+ tired of Windows? they have a Chromebooks sale as well

+ various Seagate hard drives featuring 11 options, internal and external

+ Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic 6Noise Cancelling Headphones for $125

+ Toshiba 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV with HDR – Fire TV Edition for $290

+ Samsonite Two-Piece Spinner Sets for $120 to $130 (six options)

+ 57 Watches on sale, prices range from $20 to $214, including some smartwatches and hybrids

+ Anker PowerCore chargers

+ all seven Game Of Thrones seasons on Blu-Ray for $75 with digital copy
+ that’s under $11 per season!

+ FlexiSpot standing desks (9 options)

+ Star Trek sales

+ HP Z9L26A Blue Sprocket Portable Photo Printer, Print Social Media Photos on 2×3″ Sticky-Backed Paper for $90

+ Norton Security Deluxe – 5 Device [Key Card] for $20

+ Fire TV stick with Alexa for $20 (up to five per customer)

You can find all our posts on Prime Day using the Prime Benefits category

Sandisk Sale as part of Prime Day festivities

The Prime Day Festivities heat up, and among the latest offers we haven’t mentioned earlier is a sale on various Sandisk offers including:

+ 64GB SanDisk Extreme SDXC UHS-I Card (SDSDXVE-064G-GNCIN; newest version) for $23
+ 256GB Version for $114.50

+ SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB Solid State Drive (SDSSDA-480G-G26) for $80 and various other SSDs

+ Sandisk Ultra Dual Drives m3.9: 64GB for $14, 128GB for $24, 256GB for $49

+ Sandisk Ultra Fit USB 3.1 flash drive: 128GB for $22, 256GB for $40, etc

+ various other flash drives

You can find all our posts on Prime Day using the Prime Benefits category

Ado Sale: Benro, CLAR, Case Logic DSLR Shoulder Bag for $10 w/FS, Vanguard 41 Backpack for $40 w/FS, FREE MeFoto w/Nikon 14-24/2.8G, Etc

Prime Day festivities expand beyond the shores of Amazon. Adorama has launched a Dare to Compare sale that includes among others:

+ Case Logic Reflexion Removable Pod with Adjustable Storage Panel Shoulder Bag for $10 with free shipping

+ Vanguard Adaptor 41 Camera Backpack for $40 with free shipping

+ Flashpoint Rapid 600 HSS Monolight with Built-in R2 2.4GHz Radio Remote System (Bowens Mount) for $379 with free expedited shipping
+ expand the yellow “Special Offer” section for other optional “combined purchase” type of offers

+ FREE MeFOTO RoadTrip Tripod with Nikon 14-24mm f2.8G AF-S lens purchase for $1697
+ no coupon, no mail-in rebate, tripod is included for FREE by Adorama while this promotion is running
+ you know a promotion is running when you see it mentioned at the aforelinked product page
+ the tripod goes for $150 on its own

+ also on sale the new condition CLAR Luminous Pro 19″ Bi-Color Ringlight Plus for $134 with free expedited shipping.

On the tripods front, the new condition Benro C1573FS2 Video Head and CF Flip Lock Legs goes for $119 with free shipping and handling…

Ending Tuesday 7/18/18 at 11:59pm ET, you can get various DJI drone bundles in new condition…

Prime Day offers now going live including Elements 2018

The official Festivities for Prime Day 2018 are now under way with some of the offers starting to go live, including Photoshop Elements 2018 going for $50 (PC or Mac, digital download or box in the mail) and Photoshop + Premiere Elements 2018 going for $75 in PC digital download.

You can also check the various offers by going through the sub-categories at the classic Gold Box page… [select the various sub-categories of interest on the left hand side over there and filter accordingly, eg “Electronics”, “Camera & Photo”, “Digital Software”, etc]…

Among the various lightning deals:

+ Samsung EVO Select U3 microSD cards with full size adapter
+ 256GB for $85, 128GB for $37, 64GB for $20, 32GB for $12

+ FireTV 4K Ultra with Alexa Voice Remote in the Pendant Design for $35
+ Fire 7 Tablets start at $30
+ Fire HD 8 tablets start at $50
+ Fire HD 10 tablets start at $100
+ Kindle Paperwhite e-reader for $80
+ and various other Amazon hardware devices on sale, such as The Echo for $70

+ SONOS with $50 Amazon Gift Card for $200

+ Edifier R980T 4″ Active Bookshelf Speakers for $50~ (pair, powered)
+ various other Edifier models throughout the day

+ Beats 3 Studio Wireless headphones for $200

+ 12pk RxBAR Chocolate Sea Salt for $15 after 30% off in-cart discount
+ must-have especially if you go on photographic adventures and need some protein boost during your travels/adventures

+ three months of Audible for $5 per month (after the first three months you pay regular $15/mo price; their computer tells you whether you are a eligible for the free trial offer)
+ three month prepaid Kindle Unlimited e-book reading subscription for $0.99 total for those three months

+ starts 6:40pm ET: 25pk of Verbatim 25GB 6X Bluray BD-R blank discs

+ starts 8:05pm ET: BenQ EX3501R 35″ UWQHD HDR10 Gaming Curved Monitor 100Hz FreeSync 4ms Port HDMI USB-C (price before sale $849)

+ starts 8:30pm ET: Fujifilm INSTAX SHARE SP-2 Smart Phone Printer (price before sale $130)

+ buy one of the Amazon Charts e-books get 75% of the price you pay as a store credit for your next e-book purchase

+ more offers also appearing on the Amazon home page for Prime members

+ if you are NOT a Prime member but want to participate in the madness, you can start a FREE 30-Day Prime Trial

+ FREE: during the Prime Day festivities, you can get all SIX Kindle First Reads e-books for FREE. Not the usual one per month, but all six. Make sure you select the Kindle option, and click on the option that gets you the book for FREE as a Prime member. Do NOT click anything that has an actual price on it because you will pay!

+ Furbo Dog Camera with Snack Tossing for $139

Sitewide Buy More Save More at Canon

Piggy-backing on the Prime Day festivities, the official Canon USA store is having a 2-Day Summer Sale. The more you buy, the more you save. No coupon is needed, the price is automatically adjusted in the shopping cart while this promotion is running… The discounts per the banner over there:

Prime Day 2018 Festivities begin at 3pm ET today

Another year has gone bye and another Prime Day is almost upon us! The official Festivities for Prime Day 2018 begin at 3PM eastern on Monday 7/16/18 at Amazon. Amazon has published a handy Prime Day guide, and as usual, this morphs into a Prime Week of festivities (as opposed to just a single day), with some offers already going live, including a variety of credit cashback promotions for those paying with a Prime credit card (Chase Visa or Amazon store card). These include 20% back on the GoPRO HERO (2018) action camera.

Other early offers include the Echo Show creature for $139 (up to six per customer at the sale price), and some new product launches that Prime members get first dibs on.

Keep an eye also on the good old Gold Box if you prefer that display format of deals.

Only Prime members can participate in these festivities, however, if you are not a Prime member and want to participate, you can start a FREE Prime Trial and enjoy these festivities along with the other Prime Benefits for 30 days.

Blog Going On Hiatus

Thanks to a variety of things, this blog (and the main blog) are now going on hiatus… More updates as things develop…

Refurb Olympus 25/1.8 for $200, OM to M43 Adapter for $135

The latest refill of the Olympus Outlet store includes, among other factory refurbished items with a 90-day Olympus USA warranty, the following:

+ refurb Olympus MF-2 OM Adapter (OM to Micro Four Thirds) for $135
+ refurb M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 for $200
+ free shipping with orders of $100; otherwise $5 flat ship

Sun (B&H): Vello, Parrot, Etc

The latest B&H Photo Daily Deals are here until Sunday at 11:59pm ET with free shipping regardless of price.

+ VELLO HSA-PVU Hot Shoe Adapter with Safe Voltage Conversion for $18

+ Parrot Minidrone Swing with Flypad Controller for $30

+ for more action, check the B&H Featured Sales

Back Online with New Hosting Service

And we are baaaack with a new web hosting service! If you want to transfer your WordPress blog from one hosting service to another, this is a great and FREE WordPress plug-in, All In One WP Migration by ServMask.

It may take a few more hours for DNS changes to propagate throughout the world. Please let me know if you have any issues!

PSA: Changing Hosting Service this weekend

We will be changing the hosting service for this blog during the weekend. Expect some outage as things get setup and sync. But fear not, the full-text RSS feed is hosted separately with Feedburner and should not be affected.

Ends Fri 11:59pm ET: 15% off orders of $25+ w/eBay coupon

eBay is back with another flash coupon, running until 11:59pm eastern tonight Friday 6/29/18. Coupon code PERFECTDAY gets you 15% off almost everything on eBay, with a $25+ minimum purchase. This is the flash coupon that works on all retailers, that’s why it only lasts a few hours. Certain exclusions apply as usual (gift cards, real estate, cash equivalents, etc).

A good place to look for ideas are the eBay Deals along with the Trending Deals (shows only 100 trending deals, less overwhelming to look at than their main deals page). There’s also a dedicated search box there that searches only the Deals, not everything else on eBay.

Another way to look for ideas is our eBay Category posts here…

Pre-order new Pentax 50mm f1.4 SDM AW HD FA

50mm primes have a “special relation” with photography, and to celebrate this, Pentax has a brand new 50mm prime lens, it is the Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW Lens available for pre-ordering for $1200 at B&H Photo

End Sat PM: 20% off Monoprice $150+ orders

The weekend is here and with it we have the return of the Monoprice coupons good until Saturday 11:59pm pacific. Coupon code STRIPE20 is 20% off orders of $150, while coupon STAR5 is $5 off orders of $25+. As usual, you have to reach the minimum amount for coupon usage with coupon-eligible products. You can also buy non-coupon eligible items in the same order but they do not count towards the minimum.

Fri/Sat (B&H): ONA Capri Bags, HP ZBooks, FLIR, Etc

The latest B&H Photo Daily Deals are here until Saturday at 11:59pm ET with free shipping regardless of price.

+ ONA Capri Camera Tote for $100 in Waxed Canvas (field tan) and $130 in leather (black)

+ HP 14″ ZBook x2 G4 Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Mobile Workstation with ZBook x2 Pen for $1499
+ Designed for the Creative Professionals, 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7-7500U Dual-Core, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB PCIe M.2 SSD, 14″ 3840 x 2160 UWVA IPS Touchscreen, etc

+ also $25 Tascam battery powered microphone, and $450 FLIR Scout TK Thermal Monocular

+ for more action, check the B&H Featured Sales

50% off site-wide at Creative LIVE

Today is National Camera today, and to celebrate this, CreativeLIVE has a 50% off Site Wide Sale on all the classes they offer. The price you see is the price you pay during this limited time offer. No coupon code needed.

Meanwhile starting at 12pm ET today (Friday 6/29/18) at the ON-AIR Schedule they have streaming for free for this 24 hour window another handful of classes including “Compositing for Commercial Photography” and the world premiere of “Think like a Visual designer”…

50% off Dell Precision 5810 Desktop Workstations

If you are a fan of Dell’s Precision 5810 Desktop Workstations, good until 7/6/18 at 11:59pm central, coupon code PRECISION5810 gets you 50% off those at the Dell Refurbished website with free US ground shipping. Prices start under $1000 after the coupon discount. It is a while supplies last promotion. Coupon can only be used at Dell Refurbished, not the main or other Dell websites.

Litepanels Astra 4X Daylight LED Panel with 2-YR New Leaf for $500

Adorama strikes again with another “Snapshot deal”, it is the new condition Litepanels Astra 4X Daylight LED Panel with a free 2-year New Leaf extended warranty included by Adorama. All together they go for $500 with free shipping…

Davis & Sanford Magnum XG Grounder Tripod for $130

Adorama is back with another flash sale, they are offering, for a limited time, the new condition Davis & Sanford Magnum XG Grounder Tripod with FX-13 3-way Quick Release Fluid Pan & Tilt Head for $130 with free shipping. No coupon, no mail-in rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout… For more Adorama action, check their Creator focused sale featuring nearly 300 different products…

Now shipping: various Fuji X-T100 kits

If you are interested in the brand new Fuji X-T100 mirrorless camera, various kit and color combinations are now in-stock and ready to ship at their normal prices at B&H Photo… The body only goes for $600, with 15-45 for $700, with 50-230 OIS II for $1000, and with both zoom lenses for $1100… Color options are black, silver and gold…

Tue: Sandisk low capacity, USB Charging

A couple of potentially interesting deals of the day for Tuesday 6/26/18, that’s six months away from Boxing Day 2018 🙂

Among the Best Buy daily deals there is a sale on low capacity Sandisk storage card, a 32GB Pixtor SD or microSD for $15 each, or a 16GB Pixtor microSD for $8. The 32GB cards are U3, while the 16GB card is U1, thus the different coloring.

Meanwhile at the Amazon Gold Box they are offering various Sabrent USB chargers on the same listing, headlined by the 10-port 60W (12A) AC powered charger for $20. Other chargers with fewer ports and lower price as also participating in the sale.

Rode Microphones RODELink Digital Wireless System for Filmmaker for $300

Adorama is back with another “Snapshot deal”, a limited time flash sale. They are offering the new condition Rode Microphones RODELink Digital Wireless System for Filmmaker (includes TX-BELT Transmitter, RX-CAM Wireless Receiver, Lavalier Microphone, Captive TRS Cable) for $300 with free shipping. No coupons, no mail-in rebates, just add to the shopping cart and proceed to checkout…

Deal Fishing at at Adorama

+ latest refurbished Nikon items are currently available.

+ CLEARANCE sale on USED items (15000+ items)

+ Open Box sale (over 9100 options)

+ Overstock Sale (over 7800 items)

+ the 100 Year Nikon Anniversary items

Prepaid 1-Year of NameCheap Basic Web Hosting for $12.44

Good until the night of 6/28/18, NameCheap has a hosting sale. Coupon code HOSTINGTRANSFER gets you 50% off on their entry-level Shared Hosting plan, making it $12.44 for the first year, instead of $24.88 per year. This is a prepaid 1-year plan. You can host up to three websites with it. This is for small websites/blogs and experiments. They also have specials on .com domain transfers with the coupons shown over there. And now NameCheap offers FREE WHOIS privacy protection forever – as long as you are a customer. This is not a limited time offer. It is available to new and existing customers!

Tue (B&H): Pelican, Bescor, JBL

The latest B&H Photo Daily Deals are here until Tuesday at 11:59pm ET with free shipping regardless of price.

+ Pelican 1650 Case with Foam Set (Black) for $180

+ BESCOR AL-576K LED Studio 2-Light Kit for $200

+ also JBL M-Patch 2 Passive Stereo Controller and Switch Box for $69

+ for more action, check the B&H Featured Sales

CreativeLIVE Netflix Style Viewing: July 2018 for $49 or The Rest of 2018 for $149

If you prefer Netflix-style viewing instead of purchasing/digital-owning individual classes, CreativeLIVE has a coupon promotion until 6/30/18. Coupon code ACCESSPASS50 gets you a $50 off discount on these Netflix-style plans:

+ Watch Everything at CreativeLIVE until 12/31/2018 (half a year) for $149 after coupon
+ you can watch everything until 12/31/18 but you own nothing

+ Watch Everything in July 2018 for $49 after coupon
+ you can watch everything until 7/31/18 but you own nothing

CreativeLIVE sale on their Top 100 classes

Good until 6/29/18 until 11:59pm pacific time, CreativeLIVE is having a Top 100 Classes sale. The price you see is the price you pay. The discount is up to 75% off and varies by class.

Meanwhile on the free to watch front, starting at 12pm ET today, Monday 6/25/18, the CreativeLIVE ON-AIR schedule will be streaming free-to-watch a few classes including “Creative Food Photography”…

Ends Tue PM: 12% off Digital Cameras with KEH Camera coupon

Look at the calendar! We are exactly six months away from Christmas. So let me be the first to wish you a Merry Christmas 🙂

Good until Tuesday 6/26/18 at 11:59pm eastern time, coupon code DGTL6A gets you 12% off digital cameras at KEH Camera. Over 700 options are currently available for this promotion. Free ground shipping with orders of $49+ and a free 180-day warranty on products in “BGN” (bargain) or better conditions.

NOTE: Leica cameras are NOT eligible for the coupon…

In-Stock Now: Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s Kit for $5500

Today’s update of the Stock Status Tracker has good news if you are looking for the official Nikon D850 filmmaker’s kit which goes for $5500 in new condition at authorized dealers. It is in-stock and ready to ship at this price at Amazon by Amazon itself (and 3rd-party sellers too), along with B&H Photo… The kit is about a $800 combined purchase discount over purchasing the bundle items individually…