Refurbished Canon camera and lens offerings (115 options)

The official Canon USA store is running a number of offers at the moment on refurbished Canon camera gear as follows:

+ 14 refurbished Powershot fixed lens cameras, a mix of G-series, superzooms and three Elphes too (okay, so the plural of “Elph” is “Elphs” or “Elves” or “Elphes”?)

+ 23 refurbished interchangeable lens cameras of the EF, EF-S and EF-M (mirrorless) variety

+ 73 refurbished Lenses of the EF, EF-S, EF-M and RF kind

+ get the refurbished Canon 75-300mm f4-5.6 III for +$80 when purchased together with select Canon APS-C DSLR kits (five options)

Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 AF for Sony E for $489 [ends Tue 10am ET]

It’s a double lens day! The current Adorama daily deal (ends Tuesday 10am ET) is also a lens deal (B&H’s Monday is also a lens), it is the new condition Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 Auto Focus lens for the Sony E system going for $489 with free US shipping…

Starts Mon 3pm ET (FREE stream): AlphaUniverse with Colby Brown on Photography Websites

Streaming action, free to watch of course, Alpha Universe will be live-streaming starting at 12pm pacific (3pm eastern) on Monday 4/6/20 with Colby Brown on photography websites. The official title of the live stream is “The Anatomy of a Great Photography Website”

Me on the other hand, I will be offering a parallel tutorial, “The Postmortem of a So-So Photography Website” ๐Ÿ˜‰

Photoshop and Lightroom Classes from $9 to $29 at CL

If you are looking for classes on different aspects of Photoshop and Lightroom, CreativeLIVE is running a Photoshop & LR Tutorials sale with classes ranging from $9 to $29, from many photo-teachers such as Lidnsay Adler, Matt K, Ben Willmore, Lisa Carney, and more…

Main Blog Update: Trade Show Calendar updated with 2020+

We have some rare action on the main blog! Our on-going (since 2014) Trade Show Calendar has been updated for 2020 and beyond. The COVID virus has thrown things in a loop, some shows are postponed/cancelled/TBD, others moved to the Fall of 2020, others moved to 2021 and 2022 (Photokina). Things will definitely change even more as the situation develops. Hopefully things will be under control soon!

Monday: Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 [C/N/E/L], Dr. Bag, GVM, AceBil

Monday is here in the B&H daily deals and hooray, it’s another LENS DAY! Offers good until Monday 4/6/20 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 DG HSM Art for DSLRs for $999 in Canon EF or Nikon F

+ Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 DG DN HSM Art for Mirrorless systems for $1199 in Sony E and Leica L

+ ARCO Video Dr. Bag 30 for $79

+ AceBil I-705DX Prosumer Tripod System for $100

+ GVM 800D-RGB LED Studio 3-Video Light Kit for $259

+ Goal Zero Sherpa 50 Power Pack with 110 Volt Inverter Kit for $80

+ also $18 Sennheiser earphone and $300 VocoPro wireless microphone package

UPDATE: the Adorama daily deal (changes Monday at 10am ET) is the new condition Monument Labs Personal Cloud Server with Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi for $99 with free US shipping…

UPDATE #2: one of the New Egg dailies is the new condition 128GB Team Color II microSDXC offered for $14 with up to three per customer. Sold and shipped by NewEgg herself…

10% off Canon and Nikon gear with KEH coupon [ends Wedn PM]

In the real-world, there’s the power of love. In the world of digital cameras, there’s the power of CaNiKoN ๐Ÿ˜‰ Case in point, good until Wednesday 4/8/20 at 11:59pm ET, coupon code CN4A gets you 10% off Canon and Nikon camera gear participating in this promotion. As usual, their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies…

EXCLUDED are “NEW” condition, “USED – Like New” and digital starter kits…

Sunday: “Understanding Exposure” [4th ed, 2016] ebook by Bryan Peterson for $2

Don’t want, RUN to Amazon! Good until Sunday 4/5/20 at 11:59pm pacific time [ebooks don’t run out], you can get the 4th edition of Bryan Peterson’s “Understanding Exposure” for $2 as one of the Sunday Kindle deals of the day. The 4th edition came out in 2016 (Random House).

If you haven’t seen this book before, you can get a Kindle sample for the beginning of the book, and you can use the page for the print edition of the book to “Look Inside” which allows you to jump around a book, very helpful in trying to figure out whether this is something that might interest you. o/~ Jump, jump, jump around! o/~

20% off Overstock Gear with KEH coupon [ends Sun PM]

KEH camera fans of the world, unite and get a discount on Overstock Camera Gear until Sunday 4/5/20 at 11:59pm ET, using coupon code OVER4A entered in the shopping cart which is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for the coupons…

Exclusions apply. In this particular case, only items that are tagged in the Overstock category are eligible…

Sunday: Rokinon 14/2.8 AF (FE) for $489, MeFoto, Peak D, DraCast, LiteP, Etc

Hooray, Sunday 4/5/20 is another LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals, good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Rokinon AF 14mm f/2.8 FE for $489
+ only for the Sony FE system, and an actual Auto Focus lens!

+ open box Peak Design Everyday Messenger 13″ Version 2 for $120 in two color options

+ MeFoto BackPacker Air Travel Tripod for $49 in two color schemes

+ DraCast BoltRay LED600 Bi-Color Light for $119

+ LitePanels Brick Bi-Color On-Camera LED Light for $190

+ RucPAc Slide Camera Strap for $25 in four color schemes

+ Crown Audio Slide Camera Strap for $170 after automatic in-cart coupon

+ flash deal: Giottos Rocket Blaster Dust-Removal Tool for $10
+ Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket NOT included ^_^

UPDATE: speaking of B&H, they have launched a LIVE-Streaming from Home portal with various assorted products that can achieve this. If you wanted to dabble with a YouTube channel and such, this is a great opportunity. You never know how it goes until you try it! Sometimes when you put a camera/mic in front of someone, they transform ๐Ÿ™‚ Try it! And if you do, please let us know in the comments ๐Ÿ™‚

Meanwhile the Adorama daily deal (changes Monday 10am ET) is the new condition Mini Gadgets HCNVMiniCube 1″ 1080p Mini Cube Camera with Night Vision going for $35…

UPDATE #2 at the Sunday Woot dailies, the main Woot has a selection of Standing Desk gear ($23 to $109), while the “Computers” sub-Woot has MSI gaming desktops for $520 to $1250…

And at the Best Buy dailies there is a light theme, an OttLite powerup desk-lamp with wireless charging for $45, and two packs of GE A19 smart bluetooth LED light bulbs and a 80″ full color smart LED light strip, all together for $100 [the page over there walks you through what to click to get them all]….

50% off CVS Photo orders (ends Sat PM)

Good until Saturday night 4/4/20, coupon code 2DAYS get you 50% off your CVS Photo photo order… Also expiring at the same time, coupon code WALL55 gets you 55% off canvas and wall decor… Same expiration, coupon WARM40 gets you 40% off photo-blankets and photo-pillows…

20% off Used Gear with BorrowLenses coupon [ends 4/8/20]

In addition to photographers renting gear from BorrowLenses, you can also purchase some of their used gear. And until 4/8/20, coupon code BUYUSED2020 gets you 20% off USED items over there. More on this offer at the BL offers page

BorrowLenses Offer: Rent 7+ Days, Get 7 Days FREE

If you have the extra time and budget to try new gear before you buy it, or you need a macro setup while you are quarantines at home, or for whatever reasons, Borrow Lenses is having a limited time promotion: rent for seven or more days, and get seven days free! You must place your order by 4/13/20 with an order delivery date by 4/17/20. Details, restrictions, etc at the promotional page

Launch Your B&M Business on eBay with 3-month No/Low Fees promotion

eBaY is running a new promotion to encourage brick and mortar business to open up an eBay store. This new promotion is for Business users, and new ones, not for existing eBay accounts. eBay is including these freebies to encourage the transition for the next three months (April 1 until June 30 in 2020):

  • FREE “Basic eBay Store” service
  • No Selling Fees (for the first 500 orders
  • access to various eBay tools

More details on how to do it and what qualifies for “eBay Business” as opposed to an eBay consumer over there…

20 classes for $20 each at C-LIVE

CreativeLIVE is back with another limited time promotion, 20 classes for $20 each. Subject matter includes portraiture, lighting, glamo(u)r, composite, video, fashion, macro, travel (well, not now), long exposure, landscape and making a DIY studio (a good idea if you have the time and energy and material and the downtime)..,

Speaking of CreativeLIVE, earlier on we posted the list of upcoming FREE to Stream classes at their ON-AIR schedule page…

REI members: 20% off Outlet Item, 20% Regular Item (ends 4/6/20)

If you are an REI member (you sign up and pay the membership fee once, not an annual membership), good until 4/6/20 at the end of day, coupon code MEMPERKS20 gets you 20% off one item at the REI Garage-Outlet and 20% off one full priced item at Exclusions and restrictions apply as usual…

Prime Day 2020 getting delayed

According to a Reuters exclusive story, Amazon is planning to delay the 2020 Prime Day, which typically happens in June every year since 2015… [via Techmeme]…

Amazon being so sprawled globally is finding itself in the middle of all sorts of Coronavirus situations, sometimes helping deliver medicine and supplies and sometimes [allegedly] planning to smear its own warehouse worker who dared fight for the workers rights to basic human decency. [via Techmeme]…

In other Amazon action, if you are an Apple i-device user, and if you are a Prime member, you can purchase or rent Amazon Prime videos on your iPhone/iPad and pay using your Amazon payment methods. If you are not a Prime member, then you can pay for them with an Apple/iTunes in-app purchase. You can also start a Prime Video monthly subscription through iTunes. Details of all the combinations and scenarios at the Daring Fireball

Yongnuo CE Compass Professional Wireless Flash for $55

Another variant of the Woot Liquidation sale is in progress, and one of the in-stock items (as of the time of writing) is the new condition Yongnuo CE Compass Professional Wireless Flash Speedlight offered for the very specific price of $55.08. Not sure what those eight cents are for ๐Ÿ™‚

Free shipping for Prime members or $6 flat for the calendar day for non-members. It comes with a 90-day Woot warranty. Up to three per customer at the sale price. The sale ends in about nine days (from blog posting time) or earlier if sold out [a number of Liquidation sale items do sell out]…

Saturday: 256GB Samsung EVO microSDXC for $40 [limit 3]

On the microSD cards front, I’m on the Samsung bandwagon, and if you are too, or you want to give them a try, one of the NewEgg deals of the day for Saturday 4/4/2020 is the new condition 256GB Samsung EVO microSDXC (UHS-I, U3, up to 100MB/sec, with full-size adapter) going for $40 with free shipping, sold and shipped by NewEGG itself, with up to three per customer at the sale price.

No promo code, no mail-in rebate nonsense ๐Ÿ™‚

$50 off on select 2020 iPad PRO tablets (11″ and 12.9″ options)

We have the first notable discounts on the 2020 iPad PROs! When they were announced, the storage jumps was the usual +$100 but now we have movement on the 256GB front, dropping $50 on the 12.9-inch model, making it $1049 in the “Space Gray” at B&H Photo, while the other color being $1069, while the 128GB options remain at around $999… The 512GB is around $1279, while the 1TB is at $1449 in the “Space Gray”.

If you are interested in the 11-inch 2020 iPad PRO, the 128GB version has dropped just $10~ down to $789, but the “Space Gray” of the 256GB version is down to $849 at B&H Photo, while the other color is at $879. Further up, the 512GB is $1049 only in the “Space Gray”, while the 1TB is $1249 again only in “Space Gray”.

If you are of the Apple persuasion, B&H has a number of other Apple promotions and offerings…

And per the Fairness Doctrine (TM) we must needs mention a competitor, Google has Work from Home Router offers, both their own “Google Wifi” routers and the Nest products…

And for students of all ages learning from home, they have created a new Home Schooling portal with related products and offerings…

Fotopro X-Go Max CF Tripod w/BI-Monopod & BH for $140 [ends Sat 10am ET]

The current Adorama daily deal (ends Saturday 10am ET ~ or earlier if sold out) is the new condition Fotopro X-Go Max 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Built-In Monopod (with FPH-62Q Ball Head, max 26 lbs, 67″ max) going for $140 with free US shipping…

KEH Starter Kit #1: USED Nikon D5100 with 18-55 and Extras and 180-day warranty for $239

We have the first of three USED camera “Starter Kits” offered by KEH Camera. This one is the lowest price one as you are getting an older DSLR (released in 2011) but you are also paying a lot less for a non-entry-level tier APS-C DSLR. It is the USED Nikon D5100 Starter Kit that includes the 18-55mm DX (no VR) lens, battery, charger, 52mm UV filter, camera strap and 16GB memory card along with a 180-day warranty offered by KEH. All this for $239 plus shipping…

Optionally, the starter kits (and many other purchases at KEH) are also offered through an installment plan through Affirm. As always with these type of financing offers, be sure to read the terms and conditions before jumping in, and look at how they figure into your financial planning and such…

KEH Starter Kit #2: USED Nikon D3300 with 18-55 DX VR AF-P and Extras and 180-day warranty for $269

On the other hand, if you want a more recent DSLR body, KEH Camera is also offering a Nikon D3300 centered Starter Kit. The D3300 was released in 2014. It comes with the AF-P 18-55mm X VR lens, battery, charger, 55mm UV filter, camera strap and 16GB memory card. You also get a 180-day warranty from KEH. The price is $269 plus shipping…

Given today’s memory card prices, you may scoff at a 16GB card, but given that this is a “starter kit”, it is a great idea to include a memory card, so a potential buyer or gift recipient can start shooting out of the box without additional purchases. Then one can procure additional memory cards as needed ๐Ÿ™‚

KEH Starter Kit #3: USED Sony a6000 with 16-50mm and Extras and 180-day warranty for $379

If you want to get started with a Sony APS-C E-system mirrorless camera kit, want to go the way of the USED, but also get a nice warranty (180 days), KEH Camera has created a Starter Kit centered on the Sony a6000 with 16-50mm for $379 plus shipping. This also includes a battery, charger, camera strap and a 16GB memory card…

NOTE: Starter kits are not eligible for coupons…

Sigma Lens Instant Savings for DSLR and Mirrorless systems (93 options)

If you are a fan of Sigma lenses, their latest round of instant savings promotion are up and running at B&H Photo until 4/30/20 as follows:

+ 73 Lenses for SLR/DSLR systems including Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA and a few Pentax K and Sony A too

+ 20 Lenses for Mirrorless Systems including Sony E, M43rds, Canon EF-M and Leica L too

Apple 21.5″ iMac with Retina 4K Display (Early 2019) for $1099

If you are looking for a 2019 iMac with Retina, good until what was usually Tax Day, you can get the new condition Apple 21.5″ iMac with Retina 4K Display (Early 2019) with free US shipping by B&H Photo…

This has the 3.6 GHz Intel Core i3 Quad processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB 5400rpm, AMD Radeon Pro 555X (2GB GDDR5), with 21.5″ 4096 x 2304 IPS Retina 4K Display, Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, 1-year warranty and such…

Pacific Image Prime Film XEs super edition Film Scanner for $379

It’s the #QuarantineLife these days and if one of your long procrastinated projects is film scanning, well, good for April 2020, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Pacific Image Prime Film XEs super edition Film Scanner for $379 with free US shipping…

FREE classes to stream at CL in the next few days

The weekend is coming, and time for some great indoors adventures for those working Monday to Friday. So how about some free classes streaming? That’s right, it’s the Creative LIVE ON-AIR schedule for the next few days, starting with Friday 4/3/20, with classes starting streaming at 9am pacific and continuing for 24 hours…

Of potential interest (not a comprehensive list):

  • Friday: “The Business of Photography”, “Social Media for Food Photography”, “Power your podcast with storytelling”
  • Saturday: “How to write and publish an ebook”, “Concertina Collage books”, “how to improve your SEO”
  • Sunday: “high volume senior photography business”, Illustrator CC, “fulfilled your creative purpose”
  • Monday: “Experimental Portraiture”, Personal Branding, Etsy 101
  • Tuesday: Mobile photography, branding
  • Wedn: “Music Photography” with Todd Owyoung, Adobe InDesign, “Write a Story”
  • Thursday: “Food photography”
  • Friday: Family Photography, LinkedIn
  • Saturday: home studio, languages
  • Sunday: Final Cut Pro X, online store, design

LG V40 ThinQ, GVM LED kit, Meade Bino, Joby, Tamrac (ends Sat PM)

As usual, the Friday set of B&H daily deals run until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out), giving you more time to decide on the more difficult decisions such as:

+ unlocked LG V40 ThinQ for $330

+ GVM LS-P80S LED Light Kit with Softbox for $129

+ Rogue FlashBender 2 Reflector (XL Pro, Silver) for $34
+ optionally buy it together with a Vello universal softbox with colored gels for $42

+ Meade 10×42 RidgeWay Binocular for $30

+ Joby GripTight PRO Tablet Mount with GorillaPod for $17

+ Tamrac Goblin Accessory Pouch 1.7 for $10 in three color choices

+ Pelican headlamps, four options, $15 to $30

Meanwhile the Adorama daily deal (changes Saturday at 10am ET) is the new condition Aura Frames 9.7″ High Resolution LED Digital Photo Frame for $120 with free US shipping…

And at the Best Buy daily deals for Friday 4/3/20 is the new condition 256GB PNY Elite USB 3.1 Type C flash drive for $45. This is not a dual drive, it only has USB-C (of course there are plenty of adapters for use with full size USB Type A)…

Four Magazines for $16 total per year (including Digital Photo PRO and Outdoor Pho)

Quarantine has brought the Discount Mags Weekend Sale live earlier on, and it’s a good thing because this is a good sale, you buy four magazines and you pay $16 total for one year (making it $4 per magazine per year). You can buy more than four if you want and get appropriate discounts, but four is the minimum in order to get the volume discount.

Of the many options available, two photography magazines are available, “Digital Photo PRO” (which costs $7/yr during the “default sale”) and “Outdoor Photographer”. Many other “six degrees of separation” magazines are participating in the sale including WIRED, PopSci, fashion, sports, nature, etc….

Canon Pixma TS8220 Wireless Inkjet AiO printer for $69

And now a couple of limited time Canon printer promotions at B&H Photo, starting with the new condition Canon Pixma TS8220 Wireless Inkjet AiO printer for $69 with free US shipping…

They are also offering the new condition Canon PIXMA TR8520 Wireless Home Office all-in-one printer for $99 with free US shipping…

JOBY GripTight GorillaPod Video for $20

For a limited time, B&H Photo is offering the new condition JOBY GripTight GorillaPod Video for $20 with free US shipping. No coupon, no rebate, the price you see is the price you pay while this promotion is running…

NewEgg 48-hour blitz sale

If you are a fan of NewEgg, they are running a 48-Hour Blitz Sale with the usual assortment of technology items including accepting pre-orders of the latest processors.

Some of the offers require the use of a promo code, which is shown next to the offers that require it. You have to give them your email address to use the promo code, but then again, you have to give them your email address to create an account and place an order ๐Ÿ™‚

12% off EX and EX+ gear at KEH Camera with coupon [ends Fri 11:59pm]

Good until Friday 4/3/20 at 11:59pm ET, coupon code EX4A gets you 12% off gear in USED “Excellent” and “Excellent Plus” condition at KEH Camera. As usual, their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for the coupon code.

Excluded are Fuji X, Sony E and Leica branded products, and also excluded are the “Digital Starter Kits”…

PS: does that mean that Fuji X and Sony E gear have reached the level of Leica? ๐Ÿ™‚

Thursday: Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART for $529 [C/N/A/K], Rotolight, Peak D, Tascam DR05, 3Doodler, Etc

Hooray, back to back lens days at the B&H daily deals and for Thursday 4/2/20, it is SHIGUMA time! Good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART for $529 in Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax APS-C SLR systems

+ Peak Design Everyday Sling (10L) for $80 in two color schemes

+ RotoLight NEO 2 LED Light for $140

+ Porta Brace Wheeled Rigid Frame DSLR Case for $250

+ RAVpower 20,100mAh Universal Power Bank with AC Outlet for $60

+ Tascam DR-05 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder for $65

+ 3Doodler Create EDU Bundle (Full) for $599

UPDATE: the headliner of the Best Buy dailies is the new condition 12TB WD EasyStore external USB 3.0 hard drive for $180…

Tamron f2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Sony E Primes for $299 each with FREE B+W Filter [choice of 20, 24, 35mm]

If you are part of the Sony E system and you want to add some f2.8 prime lenses to your lens-arsenal, B&H Photo is having a Tamron for Sony E-lenses sale for $299 with free US shipping per lens, with a free B+W UV Haze filter and a Zeiss cleaning kit included by B&H automatically while this promotion is running.

The three lenses participating in the sale, $299 each, are:

  • 20mm f2.8 Di III OSD M1:2
  • 24mm f2.8 Di III OSD M1:2
  • 35mm f2.8 Di III OSD M1:2

Tamron 35mm f1.4 Di USD SP with FREE Tap-In, B+W Filter for $699 [C/N]

If you prefer a zoom to a body-builder zoom lens, then the Tamron instant savings have you covered as well. Their 35mm f1.4 Di USD SP lens is on sale for $699 with free US shipping in your choice of Canon or Nikon SLR systems at B&H Photo and B&H is including three free items with purchase while this promotion is running:

  • Tamron TAP-IN Console for Canon or Nikon (depending on lens purchase)
  • B+W 72mm UV Haze MRC filter
  • Zeiss lens cleaning kit

Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 SP with FREE Tap-In, B+W Filter for $1199 [C/N]

If you are looking for a 150-600mm lens for your Canon or Nikon SLR systems, thanks to a new instant savings promotion, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 SP for $1199 with free US shipping AND three free items included automatically by B&H Photo while this promotion is running:

  • Tamron TAP-IN Console for Canon or Nikon (depending on lens purchase)
  • B+W 95mm UV Haze MRC filter
  • Zeiss lens cleaning kit

PS: mayhaps the only time when the Zeiss branded product is the lowest priced in a photographic bundle ๐Ÿ™‚

19 classes for $19 per class at CreativeLIVE includes Lens Classes (Canon or Nikon $19 each)

Creative LIVE is back with their “19 Square” deal, 19 classes for $19 each for a limited time only! A variety of subject matter is included, such as food photography, Lightroom Classic CC workflow, newborns, videography, Lightroom for Scrapbooking and more!

But wait, we are not done yet! For gear-heads and gear-interested photographers, they have three lensaholic classes as part of the sale for $19 each as follows, taught by resident gearhead John GreengoL

UPDATE: meanwhile, good until April 1st in 2020 at 11:59pm, Tor Books (books publisher) is offering for FREE the 300+ page scifi ebook “The Collapsing Empire” (Book #1 of a Trilogy) by John Scalzi. The trilogy concludes on April 14 when the third book is published, so you are guaranteed to get an ending to the story ~ something fans of “A Song of Ice and Fire” and “Kvothe” cannot ๐Ÿ™‚

Wedn: Zeiss Batis 85/1.8 (E) for $849, Fotodiox Wand, Xerox, Thorens, Etc

It’s a LENS day and a turntable day too at the Wednesday April Fool’s Day 2020 at the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if soldout):

+ Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 for Sony E for $879

+ FotoDiox Pro FlapJack LED Wand C-308AS Bi-Color Edge Light Kit for $140

+ Watson Pro 14.4V 158Wh Slim Li-Ion 2-Battery Kit with Dual Charger (V-Mount) for $480

+ Xerox B215 Multifunction Printer for $140
+ because the more computers and software we have, somehow the more we have to print!
+ also of interest to those working from home that have to produce non-digital paperwork

+ Thorens TD 201 Manual Two-Speed Turntable with Built-In Preamp for $300
+ because real music is vinyl music (and cassette tape too if you are listening to lo-fi)

+ also Acorn MIDI and American DJ Moonflower thing (I have no clue what it is)

UPDATE: at the Best Buy dailies they offer a 64GB PNY Attache USB 2.0 flash drive for $9. Cheap storage vs slow storage ๐Ÿ™‚

20% off first year with SmugMug (ends April 6)

Good until April 6 in 2020, as part of the National Backup Day festivities, Smugmuf is offering 20% off your first year with SmugMug. They have four different plans, with a discount if prepaid annual (as opposed to month to month)…

6TB Seagate IronWolf NAS Internal HDD for $130 [ends Wedn 10am ET]

In progress is the previously mentioned B&H Photo National Backup/Storage Day sale for Tuesday 3/31/20 and now the Adorama daily deal (ends Wedn 10am ET) is also of the storage kind, the 6TB Seagate IronWolf NAS 6TB 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive (7200rpm, SATA 6Gbps, 256MB Cache, 210Mbps Data Transfer Rate) going for $130 with free US shipping…

Meanwhile the at the main Woot website there is a sale on refurbished 2017 model year 13-inch MacBook PROs ranging from $680 to $790 with a 90-day Woot warranty…

Tue Big Storage Sale: WD, Seagate, G-Tech, Glyph, Promise Tech, Etc

Today, Tuesday March 31 in 2020 is National Backup Day and to sale-a-brate that, the B&H daily deals have a storage theme, good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Seagate hard drives, 7 options, $46 (1TB) to $480

+ WD hard drives, 11 options, starting at $70 (2TB USB-C external)
+ these have automatically applied in-cart coupons to arrive at the sale price

+ G-Tech G-Drive hard drives, 5 options, discounts applied automatically in the shopping cart

+ Synology DiskStation DS220j 2-Bay NAS Enclosure for $150

+ Promise Technlogy Pegasus32 Thunderbolt 3 RAID, 4 options, all in the four figures

+ Intel 1TB 660P NVMe M.2 Internal SSD for $115, 2TB for $220
+ Glyph Technology Docking Stations, 4 options, $240 to $400

+ flash deal: Sony AtomX SSDmini (2TB) for $379
+ coming later: 500GB LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt SSD USB-C (price before sale $160)

Rokinon 85mm f1.4 MF lens for $279 [Nikon Z] {ends Tue 10am ET}

The latest Adorama daily deal (ends Tuesday 3/31/20 at 10am ET) is the new condition Rokinon 85mm f1.4 UMC manual focus lens for the Nikon Z mirrorless system going for $279 with free US shipping.

10% off Cameras and 12% off Lenses with KEH Coupon (ends Mon PM)

The other KEH coupon continues until Tuesday night, but we have yet another KEH coupon! This coupon code SAVE3A gets you a 10% off discount on Cameras and 12% off on Lenses.

This coupon expires on Monday 3/30/20 at 11:59pm ET, it is a 12 hour flash sale…

Excluded are NEW and “USED – Like New”, Fuji X and Sony E and Leica branded gear, and digital starter kits.

You can test the coupon in their shopping cart without login/signup…

Monday: PowerEx 4-slot charger for $8, Zhiyun WeeBill for Mirrorless, GVM, Impact kit, Etc

Monday is upon us, April Fool’s Day is almost here, and I have not figured out any April Fool’s Day posts yet! #panic!

In the meantime, the Monday B&H daily deals have seven offers good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) as follows:

+ POWEREX MH-C204GT 4-slot Smart Charger for $8
+ batteries NOT included
+ charge them in pairs of two
+ comes with AC adapter AND car adapter
+ six hours for a full set of batteries
+ optionally buy it together with an 8pk of PowerEx 2700 mAh non-LSD batteries for a $4 off combined purchase discount
+ LSD = Low Self Discharge

+ Zhiyun WEEBILL LAB Handheld Stabilizer for Mirrorless Cameras for $250

+ GVM RGB-10S LED On-Camera RGB LED Video Light with Wi-Fi Control for $42

+ Impact Luxbanx Duo Small Strip Softbox (12 x 36″) for $60 with FREE 12×32″ Fabrid Grid included by B&H

+ also Roland mixer, Nuforce earphones and Senal microphone

UPDATE: among the Monday Woot website deals, under “Computers”, you can get the factory-conditioned Microsoft Surface Book (actual laptop, not tablet) for $500 with a 1-year Microsoft warranty. It is i5-6300U 2.4GHz, 8GB DDR3, 256GB SSD, 267ppi 13.5″ 3000×2000 touchscreen, Windoze 10 PRO, etc… The CPU ranks #991 at

UPDATE #2: at the Best Buy dailies, they have a 5pk of 16GB PNY USB 2.0 flash drives all together for $18, and Nixplay 9.7-inch digiframes ($224 to $264)…

UPDATE #3: the Adorama daily deal (changes Monday at 10am ET) is the new condition Benro RedDog R1 Handheld Stabilizer offered for $200 with free US shipping…

Sun (starts 12pm ET): FREE to Stream: Photoshop Layer Tips, Color Fundamentals, Etc

An interest set of free-to-stream classes are scheduled, starting at 9am pacific time, for Sunday 3/29/20 at Creative LIVE ON-AIR. These continue repeating (depending on the length of the class obviously) for 24 hours…

OF potential interesT:

  • advanced Photoshop layer tips (under 2 hours)
  • color fundamentals (under 3 hours) {UPDATE: this is geared towards art/coloring/painting, not photography}
  • sound design 101 (under 3 hours)
  • screen printing

Given today’s durations, you can easily watch multiple classes even if you don’t have the whole 24 hour day available ๐Ÿ™‚

PRO TIP: some classes have the first couple of lessons in a class available to stream for free at any time as a “class teaser/trailer”, so if there’s more than one class of interest, you can watch their intro chapters to see which one sounds more appetizing/interesting…

15% off Featured Overstock/Clearance items w/KEH coupon [ends Tue PM]

KEH Camera is back with another promotion. This one is a Clearance-Overstock sale with a 15% off discount using promo code DEAL3A on the aforelinked pre-selected items eligible for the discount. The usual exclusions apply. Their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies. You can test the coupon without login/signup…

NOTE: only items in the FEATURED products category are eligible for this particular coupon…

The coupon expires on Tuesday 3/31/20 at 11:59pm eastern time..

PWYW Photography $1+, KeepSolid VPN for $39, Etc

If you are looking for a new or another VPN, Stacksocial is currently offering KeepSolid VPN for $39 with a lifetime subscription. You can use up to five devices at the same time. You can only have five activated devices but you can add/remove one per week if needed… If you need more, the 10-devices plan goes for $59… It has around 5-stars based on 1000+ ratings…

Elsewhere on the site they have the Canon DSLR Photography A-Z Course for $11 (41 lessons, 3 hours)…

This is a general search for “camera” which brings up a mix of hardware and courses…

Speaking of Stacksocial, if you want to explore different topics without committing too much on them, they have a variety of Pay What You Want offers starting at $1. At $1+, you get some of the items listed there. If you meet or beat the average price, you get all of them. A total of 55 “Pay What You Want” (PWYW) offers are available. Of photography interest:

+ Complete Photography Bundle: $1+ gets you “DIY Food Photography” and “Advanced Creative Pho Skills” (Pho as in Photography, not Pho as in Food Pho), while $17~ gets you another seven classes…

+ note that the other PWYW Photography listing is “Assets”. You only get pictures for website/commercial use per the license. You don’t get photography lessons

+ Adobe Creative Cloud A to Z: $1+ gets you After Effects, $18~ gets you 11 more

+ other semi-related topics include design, coding/hacking, gaming, wordpress, music, etc

Sunday: Tamrac Goblins, Fujinon 10×42 Bino, Etc

Six is the magic number for the B&H daily deals for Sunday, good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Fujinon 10×42 KF Binocular for $90

+ Tamrac Goblins, 18 options, $6 to $12
+ not a joke, the product name is “Goblin” ๐Ÿ™‚

+ O’Ben TS-110 Deluxe Tripod Strap with Swivel Clip for $17

+ SenSei DOC-CK Deluxe Optics Care and Cleaning Kit for $13

+ also dashcam camera and loudspeaker management system

UPDATE: at the Best Buy dailies, $100 can get you a 5TB WD EasySto’or external USB 3.0 hard drive…