GVM Slider, PRO-Grade SDXC II, Benro Bat, Bescor, EasyRIG, Impact Softbox with Grid, Etc

Remember Black Friday? Yes, that was a whole week ago! Time flies and we are flying fast and furious towards 2023! For now, let’s enjoy the first Friday of December 2022 with a new set of B&H Photo dailies which, as usual, run until Saturday (aka Caturday on the interwebs) at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ IMPACT Luxbanx Duo Small/Slim Strip Softbox (9 x 36″) for $45 with FREE Impact Fabric Grid for Small/Slim Strip Luxbanx (9 x 36″)

+ 64GB PRO-GRADE UHS-II SDXC Memory Card for $56
+ 256GB of that for $189

+ GVM Wireless Carbon Fiber Motorized Camera Slider, 31″ for $299, 47″ for $329
+ the 47″ gets you more inches per $ 🙂

+ BESCOR MP-101 Motorized Pan & Tilt Head with Power Supply and 100′ Extension Kit for $133
+ the 100-foot extension kit is 2 x 50-foot extension cords

+ EASYrig Minimax with Quick Release for $999
+ one of the more adorkable product names ever!

+ Tascam studio mic kit for $44

+ KANEX PRO 4K HDMI to USB 2.0 Capture Box with HDMI Loop Output for $30

+ flash deal: BENRO Bat Zero Series Aluminum Travel Tripod with VX20 Ball Head (55.6″) for $115
+ fun fact: the name “Bat” in the product is inspired by the bat-sheet-crazy angles you can attach the cameras 😉

Flashpoint MF12 Macro Flash 2-Light Kit for $159, Etc

A fresh set of Adorama daily deals is upon us, and this one goes until Friday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Godox ML30Bi Bi-Color 30W Dainty LED light for $119

+ Flashpoint MF12 Macro Flash 2-Light Kit for $159

+ Pictar Smart Grip for Smartphones, Black for $20

+ Godox LD150RS RGB Panel Light for $589

Thursday: Benro, Softboxes, Interfit 2-Light Kits, Pelican, Sigma 8/3.5 EX DG Fisheye for $579 [N], Etc

We start Thursday with an offer for the MacGuyver light-painters (!!!) at the Meh website. It is a 4-pack of Bell + Howell 9-in-1 Tac Pens with Tool Cards & Extra Batteries for $20 plus shipping. Yes it’s even a zoomable flashlight. Not sure if it is optical or digital zoom 😉 Note that they take LR44 batteries but 24 of them are included in the package.

Next up, we have a real lens day at the B&H Photo dailies running until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Sigma 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye for $579 in Nikon F
+ this is the only options available at B&H

+ Benro MeFOTO RoadTrip Pro Aluminum Series 1 Travel Tripod with Ball Head and Monopod for $100

+ 128GB Kingston DataTraveler Exodia Flash Drive USB 3.2 G1 Type A for $7

+ Vello softbox thingies, four options, $13 to $15

+ Kaiser Slimlite Plano 5000K Battery/AC Lightbox (10.5 x 15.5″) for $136

+ Interfit Honey Badger 320Ws 2-Light Kit for $450

+ SmallHD Action 5 Touchscreen 5″ On-Camera Monitor for $269 with FREE cleaning cloth

+ flash deal: Pelican iM2700 Storm Case with Foam (Yellow) for $190 after in-cart coupon

Today’s blogging soundtrack, 80s Iron Maiden albums. Because we are so metal here 😉

Godox Tube, Zhiyun Crane M2S, SpyderX Elite

No, not the spiders from Mars, but the spyders from …DataColor can be found at this iteration of the Adorama daily deals good until Thursday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Datacolor SpyderX Elite Color Calibration for $170

+ Godox TL30M RGB Tube Light for $59

+ Zhiyun CRANE-M2S 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for $175

Wedn: Lensbaby Velvet 85/1.8, FLIR, Nanuk, Manfrotto, Sony PTZ, Oben, Etc

The stork has delivered …babies to the B&H Photo daily deals good until Wednesday 11/30/22 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f/1.8 for $350 in Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, M43rds, Sony E, Fuji X, Canon RF and Nikon Z options

+ Manfrotto MVH502A Fluid Head and 546B Tripod System with Carrying Bag for $500

+ Sony SRG-120DU USB 3.0 Full HD PTZ Camera for $799

+ RAYA Starter Plus Kit for Webcam Conferencing for $160

+ FLIR Breach PTQ136 320 x 256 Thermal Monocular (60 Hz, Matte Black) for $1800

+ FilmCRAFT Pro Series Tall Director’s Chair (30″, Natural Frame, Black Canvas) for $150

+ NANUK 940 Case with Foam for $13 after in-cart coupon, five color options

+ flash deal: Oben ACM-2400L 4-Section Aluminum Self-Standing Monopod with Mini-Legs for $65

Godox, CLAR, 3Pod, Macro Book, Kodak

A fresh quartet of Adorama daily deals is upon us, this set good until Wednesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Don Komarechka Macro Photography Book: The Universe at Our Feet for $38

+ 3Pod Wander 4-Section Aluminum Travel Tripod with Ball Head for $80

+ CLAR S30 Focusing LED Light 3-Light Kit (Godox S30-D) for $699

+ Godox MoveLink M2 Compact 2-Person Digital Wireless Microphone System for Cameras & Smartphones with 3.5mm (2.4 GHz) for $99

MEANwhile among the Tuesday Amazon daily deals, the (artist formerly known as) KODAK Slide N SCAN Film and Slide Scanner goes for $136…

LAST CALL: DXo Software sale ends Tue PM

The DXo website is having a LAST CALL countdown, their Black Cyber sale ends Tuesday PM! As a refresher, it includes:

+ NiK Collection for $75

+ DXo Pure RAW for $89

+ DXo Film Pack for $69

+ DXo PhotoLAB 6 for $149

+ Dxo View Point 4 for $69

+ lifetime licenses
+ no subscriptions like Adobe’s Profitware 🙂

+ see them all at the the DXO website

UPDATE: on a totally unrelated note, we have an IN-STOCK ALERT! The Trader Joe Fearless Flyer for the Holidays is here!

Tuesday: Sekonic, Vanguard, FEIYU, Kodak, Celestron, ShutterBoss, Etc

You could try to measure light with a digital scale but it won’t be very successful. If you are looking for a more effective way, keep on reading 😉

Another day dawns, another set of B&H Photo daily deals are in-progress, this lot good until 11/29/22 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out. Yes, we already ate up Black Friday and Cyber Monday and we are full steam ahead towards 2023!

+ Sekonic L-308X-U Flashmate Light Meter for $185 after coupon

+ Vanguard Alta Pro 263ABT 100 Aluminum Alloy Tripod with SBH-100 Ball Head for $120
+ mutual fund shares NOT included 😉

+ FEIYU SCORP-C 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer for $190 AC

+ FEIYU Scorp Pro 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer for $390 AC
+ you may also recall the famous Beatles song, “Fei Yu” 😉

+ vELLo Wireless ShutterBoss 4.0 Remote Timer and Trigger for $50 for select Canon, Nikon, Oly-Pan and Sony MT cameras
+ check specs of each option for specific camera(s) compatibility

+ Sachtler Dr. Bag 3 for $129
+ you can also repurpose it for your “play doctor” adventures 😉

+ Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 114AZ 114mm f/9 AZ Reflector Telescope for $150
+ so you can be the first to see the alien spaceship armada decloaking!

+ some audio thing for $15

+ flash deal: (the artist formerly known as) KODAK 10″ Digital Picture Frame with Wi-Fi and Multi-Touch Display (Matte Black) for $90

Beschoi Bag, Flashpoint Monolight, K&F Tri-Monopod, Tanoshi Kids Laptop

Off to the Adorama daily deals we geaux, this round running until Tuesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Beschoi Convertible Shoulder Messenger Business Travel Bag for $23
+ BAG the BAGS!

+ Flashpoint XPLOR 600PRO TTL Battery-Powered Monolight with Built-in R2 2.4GHz Radio Remote System (Bowens Mount) – Godox AD600 Pro for $599

+ K&F Concept SA254M2 4-Section Aluminum Tripod/Monopod and Ball Head for $50

+ Tanoshi Scholar 10.1″ HD Kids Laptop Computer for Ages 6-12, Blue for $100 after coupon

Cyber Monday is here!

Yes, Cyber Monday is officially here, although, it’s really just one giant Friday to Monday Black Cyber weekend! Let’s take a look at some of the retailers participating:

+ B&H Photo Cyber Monday with all kinds of offers, scroll-down in an ever-scroll format or filter by categories and brands

+ Adorama Cyber Monday in a cool blue website color-scheme, broken down by various categories and such

+ Amazon Cyber Monday, it’s like the regular Gold Box but Cyber-Monday’ed. Use the usual filters on the left-hand side to narrow things down to product categories of interest, eg Camera and Photo
+ PRO-TIP: when you are in the Cyber Monday Gold Box, the Amazon search box up at the top of their page is pre-filtered to search for the Cyber Monday deals specifically (you can adjust it as you please though to search sitewide, or within specific product categories)

+ NewEGG Cyber Monday – back in our time kids, the NewEgg website would always crash at the Black Friday reveals. Nowadays, both the web servers and the customers have grown up 😉

+ 1-Year prepaid Netflix-style CreativeLIVE subscription for $99 after coupon code CYBERSAVE
+ or $20 off class orders of $40+ with coupon CYBER20

+ sales and coupons at 6 Dollar Shirts, I bought many times from them before, and they have stood the test of time, considering/despite the $6+ price 🙂

+ Woot sale-a-brates with a “best of woot” sale and cyber week deals

+ Best Buy sale-a-brates with a “Cyber Monday is Here” theme 🙂

Monday: MEH-rathon, Big WD/Sandisk Storage sale, Tripods, Monitors, Lighting, MBA M1, Etc

Cyber Monday is here, or as the common people call it, November 28 in 2022, and Meh.com greets the day with a MEH-rathon (aka Woot-OFF) at the Meh website.

Then to the B&H Photo daily deals we geaux where we find a fresh set of dailies running until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Big Storage sale, 44 options, Sandisk and WD, memory cards, HDDs, flash drives, SSDs, RAID, etc

+ Tripod sale, 15 options, $27 to $400

+ Lighting sale, 8 options, $50 to $830

+ Computer monitors, eight options, $120+

+ 13.3″ MacBook Air M1 Chip with Retina Display (Late 2020) for $1199
+ Apple M1 8-Core, 16GB Unified RAM, 1TB SSD
+ 2560 x 1600 Retina IPS Display
+ 8-Core GPU, 16-Core Neural Engine

+ Atomos Ninja thing, $400 to $600

+ Samson mic thing for $60

+ flash deal: wireless audio sunglasses for $60

Sirui 75/1.8 1.33x Ana for $479 to $499, 3POD, Glow, Lexar CFB

More Sirui anamorphic action at the latest iteration of the Adorama daily deals, this one running until Monday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Sirui 75mm f/1.8 1.33x Anamorphic Lens for $499 after $200 off in-cart coupon for Fuji X, Canon EF-M and Nikon Z
+ the M434ds is $479 after a $120 off in-cart coupon
+ the Sony E is $499 on a separate sale of its own
+ not on sale: Canon RF and Leica L

+ Glow ParaSnap 44″ Octa New Generation SterlingFibre Softbox With Bowens Mount for $169

+ 3Pod TREK Series 4-Section Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod/Monopod and Arca Type Ball Head for $90

+ Lexar 128GB Professional CFexpress Type-B Memory Card for $109
+ upto 1750MB/s Read and 1000MB/s Write Speed

UPDATE: if you are a fan of the Kindle e-ink e-readers Amazon is having a big line-up sale that includes the latest models, such as the Paperwhite for $95 and the Signature Paperwhite for $130. They also have “International Versions” for readers outside the USA.

Sunday: $30 Lowepro BP150LX bag, Godox TT685C II for $89, Benro, Joby, Creality, Sony HT, Etc

Sunday is here, or as many of you like to call it, Cyber Monday Eve!

We start with a fresh set of B&H Photo daily deals running until 11/27/22 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Lowepro Truckee BP 150 LX (Gray) for $30
+ BAG the BAG!

+ Godox TT685C II Flash for $89 in Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Sony MI and Oly-Pan

+ Benro #4 MCT48AF Monopod with Flip Locks and 3-Leg Base for $80

+ JOBY Gorillapod Magnetic Tripod with GripTight ONE Phone Mount for $20

+ Creality CR-10 Smart Pro FDM 3D Printer for $499
+ still waiting for a food 3D printer 🙂
+ no McDonalds doesn’t count 😉

+ Nighthawk AX12 12-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router for $200

+ CAD mic thing for $50

+ flash deal: Sony HT-A9 4.0.4-Channel Wireless Home Theater System for $1498 after in-cart coupon

Saturday: Sandisk and WD sale

Black Friday? What was that? The Amazon Gold Box has already morphed into the Cyber Monday Gold Box and there’s plenty of offers, of particular interest there’s a WD and Sandisk sale featuring the usual assortment of memory cards, flash drives, hard drives, and the like, in a new ever-scrolling Amazon page format. Too many to list here individually I’m afraid.

And our ebook pick of the day, a $2 Led Zeppelin biography by Bob Spitz.

75% off same day Canvas Print w/Walgreens coupon (ends 11/26)

Good until 11/26/22 at 11:59pm central time, coupon code FRIYAYCNVS gets you 75% off 16×20 inch same-day canvas prints at Walgreens Photo.

Fotopro, Zhiyun, Sirui 32/1.8 1.33x Ana for $399 [m43]

Time won’t stand still, so a new set of Adorama daily deals is here, and it is a LENZ DAY, and it is running until Sunday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Sirui 35mm f/1.8 1.33x Anamorphic Lens for Micro Four Thirds for $399
+ only the M43rds is on sale

+ FotoPro E-6 Eagle Series 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Gimbal Head for $499

+ Zhiyun SMOOTH-X2 2-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer Combo for Smartphones, Ink Black for $75

+ Adorama Flashpoint 7′ Black Lightstand, 5/8″ Top Stud for $10

Nikon Black Friday offers (91 options)

Ninety one is the magic number of options in the B&H Nikon Black Friday with a mix of DSLR and mirrorless cameras, but surprise-surprise there’s a Coolpix P1000 superzoom (or is it a telescope?) bundle. There’s lenses of course for both DSLR and mirrorless, along with Nikon MB-D16 Multi Battery Grip for $137. Too many to list here individually…

Canon Black Friday offers (61 offers)

Make every shot a Powershot, but they are not participating in this installment of the Canon Black Friday offers at B&H Photo. They have 61 offers that are mostly DSLR and mirrorless cameras and associated lenses, flashes, and other accessories and binoculars. Too many to list here individually..

Sony Trade-IN Promotion (ends 12/31/22)

If you want to join the Sony world or you want to add more Sony cameras or lenses to your arsenal, Sony and B&H Photo are running a trade-in offer until 12/31/22.

In addition to the trade-in value of your old camera year (eg for argument’s sake let’s say my old Nikon D40 is worth $40), you also receive a trade-in bonus from Sony that varies depending on which Sony product(s) you are buying. Some gear may also have instant savings/rebate promotions that are currently in progress.

The value of what Sony offers depends on the price of the camera/lens and also on what Sony has strategically decided to encourage the purchase of.

You can trade-in your old digital or film interchangeable lens camera or lens. Check the aforelinked website for more details, as it is easier to see it in pictures than me trying to describe it with words 🙂

Fuji Black Friday offers (22 options)

Fuji is having a bit of a similar strategy to Pentax, an APS-C system and a medium format system and this is reflected in their Black Friday offerings at B&H as it is a mix of the X-System and their medium format mirrorless system. No Fuji X100V in the BF offers as there are supply issues. Hard to sell something you don’t have, it pains me to say.

Panasonic (73) and Olympus (41) Black Friday offers

A love affair that was born four thirds together, so in this post we group the OlyPan offers at the B&H Black Friday!

We start with the Panasonic offers, a total of 73 of them, a mix of mirrorless cameras and lenses (mostly M43rds, but some S-series too), and fixed lens cameras too (FZ/ZS zooms and LX rawsumers), along with the HC-X1 camcorder.

On the other side of the aisle, there are 41 Olympus offers featuring M43rds cameras and lenses.

Sigma and Tamron Lens Deals (75 options)

And now let’s group together the two major third-party lens manufacturers at the B&H Black Friday offers. Sigma offers 56 mostly lenses of DSLR and mirrorless variety for a variety of systems. Too many to list here individually. Also part of the festivities is the FP (really Sigma, couldn’t find a better name) camera for $1500 or $1600 with 45mm lens. They also have three mount adapters.

Then we take a look at the Tamron offers where we find 19 lenses, a mix of DSLR (Canon, Nikon) and mirrorless (mostly Sony E but also a Fuji X option)…

Sony Black Friday offers (68 options)

Sony time now, B&H Photo is running 68 Sony offers at their Black Friday featuring mirrorless cameras, lenses, memory cards, and system accessories too (flash, grip, battery, etc). There’s also one fixed lens camera, the ZV-1 going for $650…

Epson Workforce WF-2860 All-In-One Printer for $85

We haven’t mentioned a printer this BF season so far, so to tick the boxes, to fill out the Bingo card, to complete the drinking game, okay, this sentence is out of control…

As part of the BF festivities, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Epson Workforce WF-2860 All-In-One Printer for $85, with a 1-year warranty. As usual with printers, you review both the printer and the inks and the cost of the inks 🙂

For more action, check the B&H Black Friday festivities…

Sony a6000 with 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OSS w/FREE Matterport smartphone mount for $529

We interrupt the Black Friday stream (of deal consciousness?) with a new round of the Adorama daily deals, this one running until Saturday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

And surprise-surprise, Adorama has saved an actual camera deal for their Black Friday daily deal! Yes, a real APS-C mirrorless camera kit!

+ Sony a6000 with 16-50mm with FREE Matterport Axis Motorized Smartphone Mount for $529
+ lens is Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

+ SmallRig Lightweight Fluid Video Head for $64 after in-cart coupon

+ Flashpoint XPLOR 600PRO TTL Battery-Powered Monolight with Built-in R2 2.4GHz Radio Remote System (Bowens Mount) – Godox AD600 Pro for $599

+ Flashpoint eVOLV 200 Pro TTL Pocket Flash Kit – Godox AD200 Pro for $269

For more Adorama action, check their Black Friday offerings

11″ iPad PRO M2 Chip (128GB, Late 2022) for $739

We already mentioned the Apple M1 offers, but some of you may say, M1 is so last year, I want an M2 deal. Well, B&H has that too, good for the Black Friday festivities, you can get the new condition Apple 11″ iPad Pro M2 Chip (Late 2022, 128GB, Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray) for $739, down from its Apple price of $799. The 256GB version goes for $849. The silver color schemes for some reason [insert invisible hand of the market explanation here] are more expensive.

And per the “OS Fairness Doctrine”, since we mentioned an Apple product, we must also mention a non-Apple product, also part of the BF 2022 festivities, B&H offers the new condition ASUS 13.3″ ZenBook Flip S13 OLED Multi-Touch 2-in-1 for $900. Specs include 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 4-Core (11th Gen), 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 13.3″ 3840 x 2160 OLED HDR Touch-Screen, Iris Xe, Stylus and Sleeve included, Thunderbolt 4, NumberPad 2.0, promise of up to 16hr battery life, Windows 11 PRO, MIL-STD-810G, Wifi 6, Bluetooth 5, etc… (reading the specs I want to buy it LOL!)

For never-ending action check the B&H Photo website

NOTE that B&H closes on Friday PM for the Sabbath, so be sure to place your orders earlier on Friday if you want to lock them in. Or wait until they re-open on Saturday PM.

PS: unrelated, but for post-economy reasons, DiscountMAGS is having a Black Friday Blowout sale with various print magazine offers for US addresses without auto-renewal…

Black Friday officially dawns at Amazon, NewEgg, Etc

Black Friday is here and in the pacific time zone, and pretty soon in Hawai’iii too, so more websites are officially and formally “dressing up” their websites in Black Friday gear!

More specifically, the NewEgg website is now a Black Friday crash test for your browser and phone and tablet and laptop. Yes, it’s that bad 🙂 Save any open files before going there 🙂

Amazon too has updated their Black Friday page, which looks pretty much like a special edition of their usual Gold Box 🙂 Another browser crashing test! Speaking of which, there’s another drop of 230+ Kindle ebooks on offer. Because reading is FUN-da-MENTAL!

Already in Black Friday mode are the websites of B&H Photo and Adorama and
Monoprice and KEH Camera and many and more…

On a blog-related note, I have temporarily increased the number of posts that show on the home page from 30 to 50, so you can see all the recently-posted deals on a single page, so you don’t have to navigate 2nd and 3rd pages. It may slow down access a bit but probably not ~ unless for some strange reason this blog goes viral with the web or the forums or the search engines (unlikely LOL).

And one last thing, which I should have mentioned at the start of Black Friday week (yes, I’ve become very rusty), we have a FREE Full-Text RSS Feed with Feedburner if you want to keep up with the offers using your favorite RSS readers and such. If we had Patreon, this would have been a great Patreon reward tier, but back in our time, we didn’t have such things on the internets, we just had text-based browsers and dial-up 🙂

15% off at GoPRO’s website

Good until Cyber Monday, the official GOPRO online shoppe is offering 15% “add to cart” discount on most items sold on their website. There are some restrictions on the offer, up to ten items per customer, one shopping cart discounted per customer. There is a little link right where the offer is mentioned at the top of their website that has the whole lawyer-y terms and conditions of the promotion…

1-Year Prepaid CreativeLIVE Sub for $99 AC

Coupon code FRIDAY50 gets you $50 off an annual CreativeLIVE subscription, dropping it from $149 to $99! This is for the first year of the subscription, that is, the first 12 months, aka the first 365 days. Some exclusions and restrictions apply…

Budget-o-Palooza: Meike 7D Mk2 Grip for $25, MegaGear Straps, Coupon-cheap Lighting cable, Etc

In this post, I round up various random budget-priority products that I just can’t create individual blog-posts for 🙂

We start with Canon 7D Mark II photographers, $25 is what it takes to grip (yes, pun intended, do not ignore the low hanging fruit puns!) this Meike MK-7D2 Battery Grip that replaces the Canon BG-E16. Batteries not included!

Straps and bags and such from the MegaGEAR brand with shoulder straps starting at $6, leather at $11, and such.

A seemingly random selection of Tiffen lens filters is on sale, starting with the metal 43-49 Step-UP Ring going for $7. If only Frodo knew you could get Step-UP rings 😉

Neewer is not the only game in town when it comes to budget Amazon-ian studio/lighting type of accessories, in this sale, there are 30 options of UBeeSIZE products. You can be the photo-hipster at the Thrifty Photographers Club that keeps irritating everyone by telling them “I was using these before they were cool” 😉

Not sure if this is a Black Friday sale, or the impending European Union Lightning Cable Death Sentence that is causing this, but coupon code BUYCABLE ges you $3 off these AmazonBasics brand Lightning Cables at Woot. Various sizes and colors, prices range from $4 to $8 before coupon. Prime members get free shipping, so that is mayhaps what encouraged this offer to become the #2 best seller at the Woot Charts

Neewer 35mm f1.4 for Fuji X for $35 AC

I had opened way too many browser tabs for the previously-posted chinese manual budget lenses and when closing the tabs because the computer became unusable, I found a tab with this deal that is good for all, not just prime members.

It is a 30% off clip-on coupon, and it drops the price of the new condition Neewer 35mm f1.4 for Fuji X APS-C from $50 to $35. You can’t even buy Fuji-branded toilet paper for $35 😉

Gift Ideas: $400 iPad Mini (2021) & $40 512GB Sandisk microSD

The iPad Mini (4th generation) achieved legendary status in terms of technology-product staying power, four years as “the current model” in a world where flagship phones “fell” every year, or even every six months. But time won’t stand still, and it is now 2022, and the iPad Mini 4 just won’t cut it.

Fast forward to now, the “current model” is the sixth generation (2021, 8.3-inch) iPad Mini and it is currently on sale for $400 with up to three per customer at Amazon by Amazon herself.

And a couple of other things, if you are tired of complaining that your laptop’s screen is too small but you don’t want to change the laptop, AND if you are a PRIME MEMBER, for a limited time, they are offering this 15.6″ ARZOPA Portable Monitor for $119. It averages 4.4 out of 5 on nearly 3000 customer ratings.

You can load up the microSDs without fear, Sandisk is here, and $40 is all it takes to get you a 512GB Ultra microSDXC. Up to four per customer. There are two options on the listing with the same price, shown as previous/new generation, I don’t have the energy/time/mental-capacity to figure out what the difference is, that’s your homework 🙂

DJI, LED Lights, Pelican, ASUS, Apple M1, Benro

We interrupt the Black Friday party with the latest iteration of the B&H Photo daily deals. This being a Friday, these run until Saturday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ DJI RS 2 Gimbal Stabilizer Pro Combo for $769

+ LED lights (monolights, tubes, panels), six options, $97 to $700

+ Pelican Vault V200 Medium Case with Lid Foam and Dividers (Black) for $60

+ Rode NT-USB Mini USB Microphone for $69

+ zOOM H1n 2-Input / 2-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Onboard X/Y Microphone (Gray) for $70

+ ASUS 13.3″ ZenBook Flip S13 OLED Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Notebook (Jade Black) for $900

+ Apple 13.3″ MacBook Pro M1 Chip with Retina Display (Late 2020, Space Gray) for $1499

+ flash deal: Benro MeFOTO RoadTrip Pro Carbon Fiber Series 1 Travel Tripod with Ball Head and Monopod (Silver) for $100

Speaking of B&H, in progress are their Black Friday sales. As before, B&H closes Friday PM for the Sabbath, so be sure to place your Black Friday orders EARLY! Order early and often 🙂

$50ish Manual APS-C Primes for Sony E and Nikon Z

And now a small excursion in the land of manual chinese prime lenses, For some reason [the notorious invisible hand of the market?], these particular mount options of these lenses are on sale for around $50 as follows:

+ Neewer 35mm f1.4 for $40.55 for Sony E APS-C, for PRIME MEMBERS ONLY

+ Voking 35mm 1.7 for $46 in Sony E APS-C

+ Neewer 35mm f1.7 for $49 in Sony APS-C, for PRIME MEMBERS ONLY

+ Meike 25mm f1.8 for $52.50 in Nikon Z APS-C

+ this is just a sampling

CAUTION: chinese budget manual prime lenses are a never-ending rabbit hole, so please do not blame me if you spend the next 12 hours looking into them 😉

Rokinon and Samyang Black Friday Lens sales

Rokinon lens sales during the Black Friday season, and other major shopping seasons, are a new digital tradition. So not to be left out of the 2022 edition of Black Friday, we have five pages of offers at the Amazon website and 43 options, including the Cine bundles, at B&H Photo.

AND of course it goes without saying, there is also a parallel Samyang lens sale, this one “only” two pages of options long 🙂

Needless to say, too many to list here individually 🙂

16TB WD Elements Desktop external HDD for $240

The megapixels are increasing, the RAW files are yuge, more people experiment with video which also increases in resolution, so the need for external HDD storage is higher!

One such option for these difficult storage times is the new condition 16TB WD Elements Desktop external HDD (USB 3.0 Type A, WDBWLG0160HBK-NESN) on Black Friday sale for $240 at B&H Photo and also by Amazon herself (limit 5).

Speaking of Amazon, among their trending best sellers right now they have two Logitech gaming driving/racing wheel bundles [they are more expensive than my car’s steering wheel?] for $200 each, the G920 bundle and also the G Dual-Motor G29 bundle. Don’t ask me what these mean, I have no clue 🙂

PS: on the other hand, if they have/can/could adapt the steering wheel to be used when navigating the computer or browsing around the internet…

Sony ZV-E10 Body for $700, Creator Bundle for $1400

If of all the cameras out there, it is the Sony ZV-E10 content creator camera the one you want, it is on sale for $698 at authorized Sony dealers, and Adorama has bundles with freebies, either Corel software and card and bag, or better card and bag.

For +$100, you can get the above with the 16-50mm kit lens.

On the other hand, if you are ready to jump in with a loaded “Content Creator Vlogging kit”, B&H Photo has a bundle like that for $1395 that includes:

+ Sony ZV-E10 ($700 on its own)
+ Sony 10-18mm f4 OSS lens ($700 on its own)
+ Sennheiser MKE 200 Ultracompact Camera-Mount Directional Microphone ($100 on its own)
+ Think Tank Photo Retrospective 7M Shoulder Bag (Pinestone)
+ Sony Vlogger Accessory Kit
+ Pawa NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1030mAh)

Just like the body only, for +$100, you can get the above with the 16-50mm kit lens added.

Panasonic G9 body w/serious freebies for $998

If the Panasonic G9 is the one you want, and you want freebies with the body only as well, you can get it for $998 at B&H Photo (with 64GB Extreme, Paintshop and bag) BUT the big freebies come from Adorama, and you have multiple alternatives:

+ Vanguard Tripod with Ball Head and 32GB card

+ Flashpoint Zoom Li-on X R2 TTL flash

+ Accessorapalooza with all kinds of smaller freebies bundled together forever

For more Black Friday action, check the Adorama offers (now 1380+ options) and the B&H Photo Black Friday offerings…

7 Artisans Black Friday sale (112 options)

On the other hand, not everyone can afford Zeiss lenses, especially if you have multiple systems and you want various different lenses for each system. So, on this side of the price-spectrum, we have 112 options in the 7-Artisans Black Friday sale at B&H Photo. Plenty of mirrorless options, including a… UFO lens for $49! Too many lenses to list here individually…

Zeiss BF sales (66 options)

Zeiss-Zeiss Baby! Black Friday without Zeiss we cannot have and B&H Photo is indeed running a 66-item Zeiss Lens sale featuring various lens options for mirrorless and DSLR and rangefinder systems too. Too many to list here indivually…

GoPro HERO10 Black Accessory Bundle for $350

GoPRO time now, Amazon is offering this GoPro HERO10 Black Accessory Bundle for $350 as part of the BF festivities. This includes:

+ HERO10 Black Camera (obviously!)
+ rechargeable Batteries (2 total)
+ Curved Adhesive Mounts
+ Mounting Buckle + Thumb Screw
+ USB-C Cable
+ Shorty (Mini Extension Pole + Tripod)
+ Magnetic Swivel Clip
+ Camera Case

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera for $60

As part of the early BF festivities, Amazon is offering the new condition Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera for $60, or a Holiday Bundle in select color schemes (of the camera body that is)…

Speaking of Fuji, Amazon is also offering this Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Printer Bundle 2022 for $84~

Speaking of instant-alia, Amazon is also running a trio of Polaroid instant offers with camera bundle options at $83 (“Go”) and $99 (“Now”)

Amazon launches Black Friday sales too

Amazon too has pushed out their Black Friday offers using their usual Gold Box format. The sale includes 270+ Kindle eBooks including the 4th book in Brandon Sanderson’s The Stormlight Archive. He writes book at a crazy 20fps speed 😉

Speaking of Amazon, which is usually reserved in allowing outside payment options, they are now accepting Venmo, part of the PayPal family!

Pentax Black Friday sales (60 options, DA 50/1.8 for $87, Etc)

We have not forgotten about Pentax! AS of the time of writing there are 60 Pentax-related sales at B&H Photo, including K-3 Mark III for $1597 (USED for $1165+), the good old DA 50mm f1.8 for $87, the 645Z with 75mm for $3800, the K-70 body only with FREE bag for $577, and lots more!

Olympus E-M1X Body down to $1800

We have not forgotten about M43rds! The current Olympus flagship, the E-M1X body only is now down to $1800 at select authorized dealers such as Adorama and B&H Photo (where USED PRICES start at $1120 in “8+” condition) and various thru Amazon

For more Black Friday action, check the Adorama offers (now 1380+ options) and the B&H Photo offers

Apple Pencil (2nd Gen) for $90 [limit 3]

If you are fond of the Apple Pencil, more specifically the second generation, well, you are in luck, it is currently a trending deal at Amazon by Amazon going for $90, with up to three per customer at the sale price.

For more action, check the ever-changing Amazon USA Gold Box

Costco and Groupon launch their Black Fridays

If you are a Costco member (I am not, so I do not have full visibility), they too have launched their online Black Friday specials. It pains me to say, no free food sampling stations on their website – unless only members can see them 😉

For post-economy sake, we include this here, we have the launch of the Groupon Black Friday sales. Yes, Groupon managed to survive while other more grounded retailers haven’t 🙂 [OOOPS, we’re not supposed to make snarky comments on Thanksgiving Day according to Miss Manners]

SpyderX PRO, Flashpoint Monolight, FotoGro CF Tripod, NiSi V7 Starter Kit

We take a short break on the Black Friday posting with the latest round of Adorama daily deals, this one good until Friday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Datacolor SpyderX Pro Color Calibration for $99

+ Flashpoint XPLOR 400 Pro Compact TTL R2 Monolight, Godox AD400 Pro for $439

+ FotoPro EGL-94 Eagle Series 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Gimbal Head for $499

+ NiSi 100mm V7 Starter Kit for $350 after in-cart coupon

Black Friday at NEWEGG!

It’s Black Friday time at the NewEGG website as well with a variety of tech products and discounts. You can use the various filters on their website to narrow it down to the products and brands of interest. Way too many to list here individually 🙂

Nikon Z7 Body w/Think Tank Retro 7M Bag for $1798

If of all the Nikon ZZ Top cameras it is the Nikon Z7 (Mark I) the one you want, for a limited time, as part of the BF festivities, you can get it at B&H Photo for $1797, bundled with the Think Tank Photo Retrospective 7M Shoulder Bag (Pinestone)!

The same offer is available on the “with 24-70mm” standard kit for $2400…

For more action, check the B&H Black Friday specials…