Used Panasonic GH5 Body for $1079+ [NEW $1398 w/LOTS of Freebies]

If of all the M43rds video-friendly cameras out there it is the Panasonic GH5 body only the one you want, as of the time of writing you can get it in “USED – Condition Excellent Plus” for $1079 at Adorama… You can also get it in “USED – Condition 9+” for $1160 at B&H Photo

The current new condition price is $1400 (okay, $1398) at various authorized Panasonic dealers, some of which are bundling it with a boatload of free accessories, for example, at Adorama’s website there are four different accessor-a-palooza bundles with Marantz or Rode Mic, Extreme PRO SDXC, on-camera light, camera bag, extra batteries/chargers. One of hte bundles has the V-Log…

All four of the new condition bundles above at Adorama’s are eligible for the OPTIONAL combined purchase discount, simply expand the little thing that says “Special Offer Create Your Bundle and Save Up to $410!” and you’ll see them all. SPOILERS: the options are Sigma, Rokinon, 7artisans, Kamlan prime lenses. Each lens’s discount is stackable, so if you buy all the participating lenses, your total combined purchase discount will be $410.

The cheapest combined purchase add-on lens is the 7artisans 25/1.8 for +$65, and the 7artisans 50/1.8 for +$74… The most expensive option is the Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine DS for a +$599…

Thursday: Sirui Tripod CF, DraCast BoltRay, Etc

Thirstday is here and with it we have a new 4-pack of B&H daily deals, good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ SirUI N-1204SK N-S Series Tripod (Carbon Fiber) for $200

+ DraCast Boltray LED600 Plus Daylight LED Light for $139 with FREE Dracast NP-F 2200mAh 2-Battery and Charger Kit

+ STS Disposable 3-Ply Face Mask for $6 (50pk) to $10 (100pk)

+ Nuforce BE Sport3 Wireless In-Ear Sports for $10

UPDATE: for fans of real/analog watches, Amazon USA has a Citizen sale of various kinds…

Wedn: Fimi, Cristina, Tamrac, Fotodiox, refurb Canon SX720 HS superzoom, Acer ConceptD, 4TB WD Elements, Etc

Hump Day is upon us once again with a new 4-pack of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ J.Cristina 3in1 Photo Reference Tool for $13

+ Tamrac Tradewind Backpack 18 (Dark Gray) for $35

+ FotoDioX C-700RSV FlapJack LED Bi-Color Edge Light (18″) for $270
+ secret Dio fans? ๐Ÿ™‚

+ FiMi X8SE 2020 4K Drone Combo Kit for $499
+ no relation to FeMa!

It’s back at the Best Buy dailies the refurbished red Canon SX720 HS superzoom (40X optical) going for $150. Also part of their Wednesday dailies:

+ 256GB Sandisk Nintendo Switch microSDXC for $55

+ 33-pack of assorted single-use Insingia batteries for $12

UPDATE: the Adorama daily deal (changes Wednesday 10am ET) is the new condition ACER ConceptD 7 laptop, model CN715-71-73A9, going for $2200 with free US shipping. IT has a 15.6″ 4K Ultra HD IPS, 100% Adobe RGB, PAntone validated, i7-9750H 2.60GHz, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 with 8GB, Thunderbolt 3, 81% screen to body, Win10 Home, etc…

Meanwhile at the NewEgg dailies, promo code 93XPW28 drops the price of the 4TB WD Elements external USB 3.0 HDD from $100 to $85 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEgg herself…

UPDATE #2: among the Wednesday Amazon USA dailies there’s budget TCL TVs and 4-figure LG OLED TVs, robotic vacuums [aka electronic pet toys], Motorola Razr, KitchenAids pro mixers, and LED curtain and strip lights…

Tuesday: FalconEyes, Bright Tangerine, Celestron, Etc

Tuesday is here with a new set of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET tonite (or earlier iff {if and only if} sold out):

+ FalconEyes PockeLite F7 RGBW On-Camera Light Kit with Diffuser & Grid for $99

+ Bright Tangerine Misfit Atom 4 x 5.65″/4 x 4″ Ultra Lightweight 2-Stage Clip-On Matte Box for $249
+ personally I’m holding out for the Yellow Submarine edition ๐Ÿ˜‰

+ Celestron Granite 10×42 Binocular for $230

+ Acronis True Image 2021 (1 Windows License / Download / Standard Perpetual Edition) for $25

Meanwhile at the Best Buy dailies they have among others:

+ 128GB Sandisk Extreme Plus microSDXC (A2, V30, U3, UHS-I) for $34

+ AluraTek 7-inch touch-screen LCD Wi-Fi digital-picture frame for $80

Then at Woot, another way to look at the new additions is the New Deals Today page over there, and today’s “get” includes iPhones, iWatches and HP Monitors among others…

Speaking of Woot, among their latest Best Sellers they have Sony Stamina single-use batteries, 128GB PNY USB 3.0 flash drive for $18, 256GB PNY Elite microSDXC for $32, cat and coffee t-shirts, smartphone photo-accessories, and mo(i)re…

And at Iteration #60 of the Electronics Garage sale they have SimplySmart and Brookstone digi-frames, Sony single-use batteries, Contixo drones, international versions of Samsung S20* and Note10* phones, and such…

Viltrox EF-M2 0.71x Lens Mount Adapter (EF lenses to M43 bodies) for $115

We have a new Adorama daily deal good until Tuesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out) it is the new condition Viltrox EF-M2 0.71x Lens Mount Adapter for Canon EF lenses to M43rds camera bodies going for $115 with free US shipping… Only this option/combination is on the listing…

Monday: Frame Set, GVM 2-Light, Sirui Tripod, Etc

Monday is here, another 5-day grind begins for the M-F crowd, and we start with the Meh deal of the day, not so meh if you like wooden photo frames! They are selling a set of seven black wood picture frames of various sizes (as a set, you cannot select individual sizes) for a total of $39 plus shipping (free S&H for Mehmembers). You get a total of seven frames, as seen on the picture over there…

Then to the B&H dailies we go, good until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out ~ as follows:

+ SirUI EP-C10K 8X Carbon Fiber Tabletop Tripod with C-10S Ball Head (Black) for $80~

+ GVM 520S-B Bi-Color LED 2-Panel Kit for $279

+ Tascam audio/midi interfaces, two options, $200 to $300

+ K-Teck KE-89CC Avalon Series Aluminum Boompole with Internal XLR Cable for $120~

Meanwhile at the Best Buy dailies you can haz a 11.6″ Celery HP Chromebook (4GB RAM / 32GB storage) for $159… A 1TB WD external portable SSD for $100… a 39pc screw-driver and bit set for $17… a 6-pack of Insignia CR-2032 batteries for $7… and mo(i)re…

Smart lighting of the consumer-kind is the headliner of the Monday Amazon USA Holiday Gold Box from Sylvania, with prices ranging from $10~ to $29~ with 11 options, including Wifi full color LEDs, normal LEDs, naked/clear LEDs, remote control light strips, etc… Personally, I’m holding out for the Samsung AMOLED Super Vivid LEDs ๐Ÿ˜‰

UPDATE: One of the Kindle daily deals for Monday is the “The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln’s Ghost” ebook going for $2 but you also get a promotional $0.20 “Great on Kindle” store credit (must be spent within 7 days). [“Great on Kindle” are ebooks that are marked so by Amazon because they look great on a Kindle, eg they did their homework with formatting, etc, it’s not a lazy PDF scan and such]

Amazon describes this book as follows:

“A story of faith and fraud in postโ€“Civil War America, told through the lens of a photographer who claimed he could capture images of the dead

In the early days of photography, in the death-strewn wake of the Civil War, one man seized Americaโ€™s imagination. A โ€œspirit photographer,โ€ William Mumler took portrait photographs that featured the ghostly presence of a lost loved one alongside the living subject. Mumler was a sensation: The affluent and influential came calling, including Mary Todd Lincoln, who arrived at his studio in disguise amidst rumors of sรฉances in the White House.”

Starts Sunday 2:35pm ET: Lightdow 85mm f1.8 MF lens

Among the lightning deals of the Sunday Amazon USA Goldbox / Holiday Dash there is an upcoming LENS lightning deal!

+ starts 2:35pm ET: Lightdow 85mm f1.8 MF FF (price before sale $130)
+ the lightning deal listing points to the Nikon F, but on the same listing there’s also Canon EF and Sony MirrorNyet versions
+ as of the time of writing it averages 4 out of 5 based on 220+ customer ratings

UPDATE! And now the rest of the Sunday daily deals:

+ at Woot’s dailies there’s iPad PRO tablets ($600 to $1020) and a consumer-lighting clearance sale with 17 options (one has sold out so far) that includes various AmazonBasics LED light bulbs, and smart multi-color bulbs among other options…

+ at Amazon USA’s Gold Box there’s another Anker charging products sale and Samsonite luggage, and a $120 Nespresso kit (some suggest it is superior to Keurig’s K-Cup system {but moi, being a pour-over hippy I say pour-over is superior to all machines, even steampunk coffee machines ๐Ÿ˜‰ }), and for those of you tired of hoarding toilet paper every time there’s a crisis or an “act of nature”, there’s a sale on Bio Bidets with remote controls…

+ if you like the metal touch of the Samsung BAR Plus USB flash drives, the 256GB USB 3.1 version is on sale for $34 among the NewEgg deals du jour for Sunday…

UPDATE #2: per the “Post Deficit Reduction and WordPressian Responsibility Doctrine” I’m appending short one-liner posts to existing posts, so here is the latest Adorama daily deal (changes Monday 10am ET), the new condition Spiffy Gear Lumiee Wearable Light Combo Bundle (Lumiee Bi-Color Light Bracelet and Lumiee RGB Light Bracelet) going for $60 with free US shipping…

Sunday: Revo Clip-On Vlog Light, Browning Strike Force 850 ETC, Etc

It looks like an old school P&S entry-level digital camera but it’s a dashcam! But it’s $24 (plus shipping for non-members) and it’s the MEH deal of the day for Sunday 10/18/20!

Then we have a new trio at the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET tonight (or earlier if sold out):

+ Browning Strike Force 850 Extreme Trail Camera for $80
+ brownies not included ~ you have to make them and bake them!

+ Revo Clip-On Vlog Light for Smartphones and Tablets for $7
+ because we are all vloggers now!

+ AMX ACV-5100 Acendo Vibe Conferencing Soundbar with Integrated Webcam for $229 in two color schemes
+ silver lining of the COVID thing is that it has proven just how much of the pre-COVID business travel was not really necessary and how tele-work programs were underutilized, especially in areas with high traffic and high pollution

UPDATE: for all y’all shopping in the EU, there are a couple of Samyang prime lens lightning deals at Amazon Germany going live around 8am eastern time on Sunday:

+ Samyang 14mm f2.8 AF
+ the lightning deal points to the Sony FE version but on the listing there are also Canon EF, RF, and Nikon F versions, each one with a different price before the sale

+ Samyang 24mm f3.5 Tilt Shift
+ the lightning deal points to the Canon EF but on the listing nine more mounts (just about every 21st century mount except for Canon RF and Nikon ZZ Top)
+ with so many old buildings in Europe, this is a must have?

UPDATE #2: some big discounts on some of the + Gobe ND Filters Kit (ND4, ND16, ND32), eg the 52mm goes for 12~ euro, while the 49mm goes for 25 euro, the 58mm goes for 35 euro

Incase DSLR Pro Pack Nylon Camera Backpack for $100

Bag the Bags time! The current Adorama daily deal good until Sunday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out) is the new condition Incase DSLR Pro Pack Nylon Camera Backpack going for $100 with free US shipping…

Elsewhere among the Saturday daily deals, among those at NewEgg you can get the 16TB (yes, sixteen) Seagate Expansion Desktop Hard Drive for $294 minus a $6 off discount you get with promo code 93XPV63, making it $289. Limit one per customer.

Meanwhile among the Amazon Gold Box offers, if you are a fan of the K-cup pod brewing system, Amazon’s house brand Solimo has a K-cup coffee brewer + coffee pods bundle for $62. You get 100 AmazonBasics K-cup pods in three varieties, Kona, Breakfast, Donut; covering the whole consumer-coffee spectrum ๐Ÿ˜‰

Outdoor Photography Classes Sale (63 options, $10 to $29)

If you are a fan of outdoor photography, you are in luck because for a limited time Creative LIVE is running an Outdoors Photography Sale with 63 classes participating and prices ranging from $10 to $29. Instructors include Art Wolfe, Franz Lanting, John Greengo (the Camera “Fast Start” Guy), Photoshop Matt K, Ben Willmore and more.

NOTE there are three pages of classes over there, so browse through them all if interested!

Meanwhile the Weekend Sale at DiscoMAGS includes a 3-year printed USA-addresses-only no-auto-renewal subscription to Outdoor Photographer for $13 total, calculating it to $4.33/year, which defeats their “default sale price” of $5/year…

Pre-order Cricket Wireless Locked iPhone 12 and PRO with Amazon Billing and $100 drip-drop GC

If you are a big fan of both Cricket Wireless and Amazon, and you want the new iPhone 12*, and do not object to a CARRIER LOCKED phone, then keep on reading…

Cricket Wireless through Amazon is offering pre-orders of the new iPhone 12 regular for $829 (64GB), or $879 (128GB) or $979 (256GB) in many different colors including (PRODUCT RED).

They are also offering for pre-order the new iPhone 12 PRO for $999 (128GB) or $1099 (256GB) or $1299 (512GB) also in different colors but no (PRODUCT RED).

Now as I said this is CARRIER LOCKED (to Cricket Wireless) and you have to use $55/month Cricket “Unlimited” talk and data plan (Mexico and Canada included, with 15GB hotspot, Video streaming at SD quality, 4G LTE, no 5G).

This offer has a couple of twists:

  • your monthly payment to Cricket Wireless happens automatically through Amazon. Every month Amazon charges your credit/debit card and behind the scenes they pay Cricket Wireless on your behalf. No additional taxes on the $55 amount since it is a store value card (per the Amazon FAQs over there)
  • every month you remain on the plan you automatically earn a $4.17 Amazon Gift Card balance. If you stay for 24 months, it becomes a drip-drop total of $100 (24 x $4.17). $100 is the maximum you can earn in Amazon gift card balance through this promotion. On month #25 and later you earn nada gift card balance!
  • this is not a contract, you can terminate at any time, but this phone is locked to Cricket
  • there are FAQs and more details on this plan and terms and conditions further down the Amazon product page over there
  • I haven’t done this type of an offer before, so I don’t know how it works in practice

Datacolor Spyder-Lens-Cal Autofocus Calibration Aid for $39

Calibration maniacs of the world, unite and take over! Good until Saturday at 10am ET, the ADorama daily deal is the new condition Datacolor Spyder-Lens-Cal Autofocus Calibration Aid going for $39 with free US shipping…

Meanwhile among the Saturday Best Buy dailies they have the 1TB Samsung T7 Gen II USB 3.2 portable external SSD with Hardware Encryption going for $160. The SSD and the hardware encryption = higher price than good old portable spinning HDDs…

And at the Woot dailies they have the Contixo F16 and F30 drones under “Sellout”, Whistling tea kettles under Clearance [something to wake you up while you are burning the midnight Photoshop oil], and under Gourmet they have a 3pk of Mad Priest [Melisandre NOT included] coffee…

Pre-order the all new OnePlus 8T for $749 with FREEbie

It’s raining new smartphones left and right these days, and one such is the expected now-a-days “T version” of the current OnePlus model. So if all the options out there the OnePlus 8T is the one you want, it is now available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo for $749 with free US shipping and during this promotional pre-ordering period you will also receive for FREE (automatically by B&H) the OnePlus Truly Wireless Earbuds. The 8T is available in two color options…

As a quick refresher, this uses the SnapDragon 865, 12GB RAM, four back cameras, one front camera, 6.5″ IPS touchscreen (20:9 2400 x 1080, HDR10+, 1100 nits, 120Hz, Gorilla Glass 3), dual SIM, 256GB UFS 3.1 on-board storage, North America variant with 5G, unlocked, Wifi 6 (aka 802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.1. However, no microSD, no headphone jack!

PSA: Chromebooks Getting Extended End Of Life deadline

Google is very “data creepy” (but it has plenty of competition from Facebook, Instagram, Ad Networks, Governments, etc). However, one of the good things it did the last few years is the launch of Chromebooks, easy to use and easy to maintain laptops and more recently moonlighting as Android kinda-tablets.

And while Google avoided the Android pitfall and Google was responsible for the OS updates, it placed OS update expiration dates on Chromebooks. Not on an individual Chromebook but on the platform. Let’s say your Chromebook is using the Celery 123U half-core processor. The Celery 123U launched in May 2015. You bought your Chromebook brand new in box from a retailer in May 2020. The OS updates expiration countdown does not start from May 2020 but May 2015. So even though you just bought a NIB laptop from an authorized retailer, the OS updates were already close to expiration.

After getting e-yelled at by many and mayhaps losing some big corporate and educational orders over this, Google increase the OS updates expiration date (“AUE” in Google speak) multiple times.

And now they have increased it once again per Android Central, so be sure to visit the official Google Support Auto Update Expiration Date page to check whether your current Chromebook(s) have been given a new lease on life. One of mine jumped from 2021 to 2023!

BUT that’s not all. Some of you frequent Chromebook users may have noticed something irritating the last few weeks. Instead of having one set of settings like it used to, the Chromebook now has separate ChromeOS and Chrome Browser settings. This was irritating and confusing. Why were they doing that?

Well the answer to that is related to AUE. Google’s Project LaCros will be splitting the Chrome browser from the ChromeOS, allowing older Chromebooks who no longer get the OS updates to be able to receive Chrome browser updates like a “normal” computer.

This also opens up an interesting question and food for thought for anti-monopoly hawks. Will Chromebooks also be opened up to other web browsers now that OS and the Browser will separate? Details at the OS News at 11 ๐Ÿ™‚

First Timers: $5 Amazon promotional credit when you convert $30+ in Coins for an Amazon Gift Card at Coinstar

This is the closest thing to free money one can get these days! IF you put $30+ in coins at a participating Coinstar kiosk (found inside grocery stores and such, those green things) AND you get your converted money in an Amazon Gift Card (you get a gift card code on the printed receipt, it won’t print a plastic gift card) you will automatically receive a $5 Amazon promotional credit (for items sold and shipped by Amazon herself only) to be used until 12/31/2020.

IMPORTANT: this promotion is only available to first timers. The terms and conditions state:

“Offer limited to the first time a customer gets an Amazon.com Gift Card claim code from a physical location”

The promotion runs until 11/30/20. All the details at the Terms and Conditions page.

If you are not familiar, Coinstar charges a service fee IF you convert your coins into cash. However, if you convert your coins into gift cards, there’s no service fee (because presumably they get a commission/service-fee from the stores offering the gift cards).

I have done these type of Coinstar promotions a few times before without issue. The only thing that worries me this time is the “first time” language. But if you typically convert your coins to Amazon gift cards anyway, you have nothing to lose by doing this.

PS: if you like making noise, this is fun, because the Coinstar machine makes a lot of noise while counting the coins ^_^

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 instant film camera for $60

Not a daily deal but more of a longer-term sale at Amazon proper, it is, in five colorful pastel-y color-schemes, the new condition Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 instant film camera going for $60 with free US shipping. Limit 3 per color per customer. Not sure if the limit of 3 is on all colors, or only on a single color.

As of the time of writing this critter averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 1100+ global ratings and it has 45 answered questions…

PS: also part of these longer-running (longer than a daily deal that is) sales at Amazon is a Samsung SSD sale with seven options, four of them external, three of them internal…

PS2: I don’t want to create an additional post for this, but for traveling photographers who happen to be Costco members, you get a $20 Costco shop card when you rent an AVIS/Budget car (with additional driver included) by 10/19/20. The rental period (travel) does not have to start now, just the booking. The rental period can be as late as 3/31/21 [if anyone of us survives the several doomsday scenarios currently in play!!!] Check their website or email newsletter or stores for more details…

Lowepro Viewpoint BP250 Backpack, Tamrac QR MF Shoulder Strap, refurb-used Kindle Voyage for $48, Etc

FRi-YAY is here and as usual the B&H daily deals last for 48 hours until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier iff anything sells out). This time we have a trio:

+ Lowepro ViewPoint BP 250 Backpack for DJI Mavic Drone or Action Cameras (Black) for $65

+ Tamrac Quick Release Leather Microfiber Shoulder Strap (Black) for $12

+ Celestron Night Vision Red LED Flashlight for $6

For Friday 10/16/20 at the Woot website they have a sale of Samsung monitors at the main Woot and old Kindle e-readers at Woot Sellout, with a very good deal being the Kindle Voyage e-reader in USED/refurbished condition from $48 to $50. This is a model with physical programmable page turn buttons on each side. I haz this very model and I’m using it daily these days [because READING is FUN-DA-MENTAL], it is holding up pretty well even when I send a boatload of Kindle samples and online articles to it daily (within reason of course). It has a touchscreen, built-in light, 4GB on-board storage (some of it is eaten up by the Kindle OS and such), Wifi-only, micro-USB charging, plenty of cheap cases available,300ppi display, annoying Goodreads button at the top of the page (if you don’t care for Goodreads it takes up valuable space that could have gone to a feature you use more often), etc…

Meanwhile at the Friday Best Buy deals du jour they have:

+ Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus (2m base and 1m extension, non bluetooth) kit for $70

+ 1TB WD Blue internal SATA SSD for $100

+ Thule Accent Backpack with a child bag for $70
+ this is a 15.6″ laptop bag, not a camera bag

UPDATE: forgot about Dre, and about the Adorama daily deals which are good until Friday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ NiSi V5 Pro Red Edition 100mm Filter Holder with Enhanced Landscape CPL for $80

+ NiSi V5 Pro 100mm Filter Holder with CPL & Adapter Rings for $80

Thursday: E-Mart Lighting Gear Sale (16 options) and Kodak Instant Digital Camera & Printer (13 options)

The 2-Day Prime Day is over, but Amazon has already (!!!) entered the “Holiday Dash” season [hey, at least it’s not Christmas decorations in July at Dollar Tree] and surprise-surprise there are two (!!!) groups of camera and photo products at their Thursday 10/15/20 Gold Box / Holiday Dash daily deals as follows:

+ E-Mart Photo Accessories, 16 options, $15 to $139, including various background stands, backdrops, rectangular and ring lights, umbrella kits, crystal balls (!!!), and more

+ Kodak Smile Instant Print Digital Cameras, 13 options, $70 to $105; includes:

+ sale ends Thursday at 11:59pm pacific time (or earlier for anything that may sell out ahead of its designated expiration time)

Thursday: Litra Filter Kit LE, Joby TelePod PRO, Christie 65″, Etc

Yes, Thirst-DAY is here, we “survived” two “Prime Daze”, and now we can haz a new set of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Litra LitraTorch 2.0 Filter Kit with GoPro Mount (Limited Edition) for $65

+ JOBY TelePod PRO Kit for $80 minus 43% off automatic in-cart coupon, which, according to my head-math should be under $48

+ Christie Access Series UHD651-L 65″ Direct-Lit LED 4K UHD LCD Display for $895
+ for the speed readers out there, it does NOT say “Charlie’s Angels” ๐Ÿ™‚

+ Movo WMIC50 Camera-Mount Wireless Lavalier Microphone System (2.4 GHz) for $55

UPDATE: A dozen Philips Hue products are the main Woot deal of the day for Thursday 10/15/20…

Sandisk is back at the Best Buy dailies with their 32GB Ultra Plus microSDXC going for $10, while the 2TB WD EasyStore external USB 3.0 HDD is going for $55, that’s $27.50 per GB…

Prime Day Last Call: RAVpower Nikon EN-EL15 Charger Kit, Kodak Zink Digital Instant Camera, Etc

One last sweep of the Amazon Prime Day #2 before it is swept into the history books! I won’t repeat anything I previously posted about [please read every “about” on this blog in the Canadian pronunciation], here are some expiring-soon (the party ends around 11:59pm pacific):

+ RAVpower charger with two rechargeable batteries (compatible with Nikon EN-EL15) for $28
+ BUT there’s also a 5% off clip-on coupon, which could/should be stackable
+ averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 1741 ratings

+ KODAK Smile Classic Digital Instant Camera for $90 in three color schemes
+ prints on 3.5 x 4.25 inch Zink Photo Paper
+ bluetooth
+ 4.5 out of 5 based on 186 global ratings

+ Kenko Puro filters, in some of the many options, I see 37mm and 43mm in High Grade as participating; I haven’t checked all the options, some are sold-out;

+ AKASO 4K Wi-Fi Sports Action Camera for $42.49 in two color options
+ averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 2000+ customer ratings

+ Bushnell Falcon 133410 Binoculars with Case (Black, 7×35 mm) for $33~ minus 20% off automatically for Prime members
+ some offers use this confusing pricing where they show the regular price and the price drops for Prime members; not sure why there are two methods of showing the price

+ Coleman binoculars, seven options

+ if you want a flagship-type Galaxy phone and have no plans to use 5G in the next couple of years, the Samsung Galaxy S10 is factory unlocked with US warranty for $575

+ Microsoft Surface 2 headphones for $200

Adorama 48-hour Flash Sale ends Wedn 11:59pm ET

I almost missed this one completely while I was lost in a sea of Prime Deals BUT there’s still time, Adorama is running a 48 hour sale that is good until Wednesday 10/14/20 at 11:59pm eastern…

+ Sony a7R II body with Flashpoint TTL R2 flash with intergrated R2 radio transceiver for $1298
+ optionally, “create a bundle and save” and get combined purchase discounts if you purchase this together with select Zeiss or Sigma or Tamron or Laowa or Rokinon lenses; they are all listed over there when you expand the aforementioned “Special Offer” section over there

+ 2TB Seagate Expansion Portable External HDD for $53
+ not so long ago $50~ was the 1TB floor price

+ 6TB Seagate Expansion Portable External HDD for $95

+ Vivitar 52mm 3-Piece Solid Neutral Density Filter Kit with ND2, ND4 & ND8 for $5

+ Flashpoint Zoom TTL R2 Flash With Integrated R2 Radio Transceiver for Canon (TT685C) for $99
+ only the Canon is $99; the rest are $110

Too many to list here individually, check them all out at the Adorama 48 hour sale

Refurbished Nikon Z50 with 16-50 DX VR for $697

My oh my, an iLC camera at the Adorama daily deals, it is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon Z50 with 16-50mm f3.5-6.3 DX VR going for $697 with free US shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty…

This is an APS-C Nikon mirrorless camera, and I proposed that we call the Nikon Z mirrorless cameras “Zikon”, to easily distinguish them from “Nikon” ๐Ÿ™‚

The offers end on Thursday 10/15/20 at 10am eastern or earlier for any that may sell out ahead of its designated expiration time…

Refurbished Nikon Coolpix P1000 superzoom (125x) for $697

But wait, there’s more at the Adorama daily deals, and with this offer, you can zoom to the stars, you may even be able to photograph the Big Bang ~ if you attach a series of telescopes and time-machines to the end of the lens ๐Ÿ˜‰

Okay, silliness aside, the offer is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon Coolpix P1000 superzoom going for $697 with free US shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. This camera has an insane 125x optical zoom ratio up to 3000mm eq ~ can your new iPhone 12 PRO MAX XL do this? ๐Ÿ™‚

Also part of the sales is the Incase EO Travel Collection Hardshell Roller going for $70 with free US shipping…

The offers end on Thursday 10/15/20 at 10am eastern or earlier for any that may sell out ahead of its designated expiration time…

Prime Day #2: Rokinon 12/2 NCS CS (Fuji X) for $263, Etc

UPDATE: the offer is now live, it is the new condition Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS for the Fuji X system for $263, with 10% claimed as of 8:07am ET on Wednesday. This is a “classic” 6-hour lightning deal, the offer ends at 1:07pm ET or earlier if sold out…

In addition to the previously mentioned new condition APS-C mirrorless Canon M6 Mark II with 15-45 EF-M and EVF for $799,there are a few other potentially interesting Prime Day #2 running at the moment:

+ Keurig K Mini single serve coffee machine for $43~ or $60 bundled with 40 K-pods…

+ Google Pixelbook Go for $1199 (16GB RAM, 256GB storage, 13.3″, etc)
+ how does ChromeOS behave on an Intel i7 processor? Buy to find out ๐Ÿ˜‰

+ Google Pixel 4 sale with the “mini” Pixel going for $449, and the XL for $549 or $649 depending on storage

+ HP sale includes monitors and i7-9700 AiOs and a sub-$500 desktop too (i3, 8GB, 512GB SSD)

+ lots of AmazonBasics Luggage and Travel Gear

+ AmazonBasics Camera Sling with water resistant 840D polyester for $16~ without cross-strap
+ limit 3 per customer
+ this one is currently open to all, not just Prime members!

Prime Day #2: Canon M6 Mark II with 15-45 and EVF APS-C Mirrorless for $799 [updated]

UPDATE: this is the Canon M6 Mark II. In the chaos of the original post, I did not write “Mark II”, so some may have thought it was the Mark I… All apologies for the confusion… Silver lining, this is good practice for Black Friday 2020 ๐Ÿ™‚

Hooray! A real camera has appeared in the Wednesday Amazon USA Prime Day #2, it is available in black or silver-black, and for $799 you can get the new condition Canon M6 Mark II with 15-45 EF-M and EVF sold and shipped by Amazon herself.

If the price is right and you are not a Prime member, fear not! You can grab it right away by simply starting a 30-day free trial!

The offer ends on Wednesday at 11:59pm pacific time or earlier if sold out…

For more action, check our on-going Prime Day #2 round-up

PS: more things are getting added as I write these at the Amazon USA Prime Day #2, it’s a bit chaotic at the moment ๐Ÿ™‚

CURIOUS ABOUT THE CANON M6 MARK II?
Since this is a 24-hour deal and the camera comes in two color-options, you have plenty of time to research it. Here are some reviews to get you started:

+ the most readable and pleasant to read (compared to most of the other ad-attack websites) review at Camera Labs

+ Richard Butler sings writes the dpreview review, late November 2019, “our favorite Canon mirrorless yet”

+ Theano Nikitas at Tom’s Guide
+ NOTE: the Tom’s Guide website is an avalanche of ads, literally boxing you in as you are trying to read the review ๐Ÿ™‚

+ short review at F/Stoppers

+ 3.5 out of 5 at PC Magazine

+ standard review format at Photography Blog

+ longish review at Digital Camera World but “ads attack” almost as bad as Tom’s Guide

+ review, not unboxing at Verizon’s Engadget

+ hands-on at Trusted Reviews

+ field test at Imaging Resource

+ detailed review at The Digital Picture

+ readability suffers but there is content at Camera Jabber

+ if you need more reviews, opinions and such, the internet is your friend and also The YouTube and such…

This concludes this impromptu and incomplete review round-up ๐Ÿ™‚

Ends Wedn 1:05am ET: Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS (Fuji X) for $263 [UPDATED]

UPDATE: the price is $263…

After digging through the “Upcoming” Camera and Photo Lighting Deals of the gargantuan Amazon USA Gold Box, there is one lens currently on the “Upcoming” schedule, starting at 7:05am eastern on Wednesday, the Rokinon 12mm F2.0 NCS CS manual focus lens for the Fuji X system. The price before the sale is $329. The product listing only has the Fuji X, no other options.

You need to be a Prime member to get the sale price. If you are not, but you like the price when it goes live, you can start a 30 day free trial. Just make sure you put an alert in your calendar to cancel it if you don’t fall into the trap that millions of paying Prime subscribers fell into. Which is why they are very generous with the 30-day trials because a very satisfactory [for their accountants] percentage appears to become paying members for life (or at least for many years)…

For more action, check the on-going Prime Dayz Situation Room ~ without Wolf Blitzer ๐Ÿ™‚

Woot Gar(b)age: GoPRO HERO8, Contixo Drones, Sony Stamina Plus, Etc

Woot has launched Garage Sale #60, and this installment, running until 10/24/20 at 11:59pm central [or earlier if they sell out ~ and they do sellout sometimes] has some potentially interesting items under the Electronics Garage inluding:

  • GoPro HERO8 Camera 2019 Special Bundle for $320
  • Contixo F18 2K Drone with UHD Camera FPV Live Video for $150 with 1-year warranty
  • also Contixo F22 for $127, and F24 for $216
  • 72-packs of Sony single-use Stamina Plus AA or AAA batteries for $20 per 72-pack
  • 12pk of Sony Stamina Plus single-use 9V for $19, and 24pk of C for $24 and 24pk of D for $34
  • Google Pixel 3 XL for $330
  • various international Samsung Galaxy phones (Note 20+, S20, S10+, N10 Lite, etc)

Wedn: QNAP, GVM, Vanguard VEO2GO, Etc

Day #2 of Prime Day 2020 begins in a couple of years, but first, we have the Wednesday B&H daily deals, another 4-pack that lasts until 11:59pm ET:

+ Vanguard VEO 2 GO 265HCBM Carbon Fiber Tripod/Monopod with T-50 Ball Head for $150
+ memorize the product name, it will be on the test!

+ GVM 600S LED Ring Light for $120

+ QNAP TS-453Be 4-Bay NAS Enclosure for $429
+ because all your clouds are belong to you!

+ ACCsoon CineEye Wireless Video Transmitter with 5 GHz Wi-Fi for up to 4 Mobile Devices for $149
+ the old Big East would disagree ๐Ÿ˜‰

Meanwhile the main Woot website deal du jour is a big sale on AmazonBasics Luggage, an insane number of options and sizes and colors and prices, which range from $17 to $90. The one AB piece of luggage I did use for a long trip, it did quite well…

UPDATE: a Top 20 sale at DiscountMags includes 1-year print USA subscriptions of “Car and Driver” for $4.75 and “Consumer Reports” for $17.50…

GoPRO Hero8 with official Hand Grip and Sleeve for $299

Your Prime membership translates into two FREE official GoPRO accessories with the purchase of the GoPRO HERO8 bundle for $299…

The two freebies are:

  1. the “Handler” floating hand grip (which works with other GoPRO models as well)
  2. the GoPRO Sleeve + Lanyard (specifically for this model)

The two freebies when purchased on their own cost almost $40 as of the time of writing…

And there’s another bundle, the GoPro Hero9 Bundle bundled with the GoPRO El Grande 38in Extension Pole for $449. The “El Grande” goes for $59 on its own…

For more action, check our on-going Prime Day situation room

20% off Rokinon lenses (163 options) and Samyang lenses (26 options)

Lensaholic fans, unite and take over! Nearly 200 lens options are participating in a 20% off Prime Deal promotion through the Prime Deals.

You have to be a prime member to get these offers. IF not, you can still get the deal by simply starting a 30-day free trial

The lenses are way too many for me to list here individually:

+ 163 Rokinon lens options

+ 26 Samyang lens options

Remember, for the promotion to be in effect, typically Amazon itself must be the seller…

Speaking of group sales, there is a Manfrotto and Joby 20% off sale with 18 products participating and that’s the magic number of products for this Nanuk sale (waterproof hard camera cases in multiple color schemes)… These too is available for Prime members only…

And another Computers and Monitors sale including desktops, AiO computers, laptops, 2-in-1s, tablets, computer monitors, and such including LG Gram, ConceptD, ASUS Zen, Acer, BenQ, Samsung, Dell, Viewsonic, Lenovo, Alienware and HP…

For more action, check our on-going Prime Day situation room

Canon M200 with 15-45 EF-M for $449 [ends Tue 3pm ET]

Surprise! There’s an actual camera that is part of the Amazon Prime Day offers. It is the new condition scheme Canon M200 with 15-45 EF-M offered for $449 with free US shipping for Prime members… The offer ends on Tuesday at 3pm ET or earlier if sold out…

As of the time of writing, the black color scheme is 66% claimed, while the white color scheme is 14% claimed…

For more action, check our on-going Prime Day situation room

$10 promo gift card with $40+ in Amazon Gift Cards (Wedn PM)

This is a great deal for frequent Amazon shoppers, so it’s getting its own post, good until 10/14/20 at 11:59pm pacific time, Amazon offers a $10 promotional credit if you purchase $40+ in Amazon gift cards or reload $40+ to your Amazon Gift Card balance. The $10 promotional credit will be added to your account after the order is completed (for digital orders) or after the physical gift cards get shipped (for plastic gift card orders).

Use promo code GC20PRIME or click on the yellow “Apply code to your account” button at the aforelinked promotional page. Complete terms and conditions at the bottom of the page…

For on-going Prime Day action check our Prime Day 2020 Situation Room

Amazon USA Prime Day 2020 is Here [LIVE UPDATE in PROGRESS!]

Prime Day 2020 has finally arrived at the Amazon USA website! Rejoice! This will be a 2-day event.

To participate in the cyan-marked “Prime Day” deals, you must needs be a Prime member, OR be willing to start a 30-day free trial on the spot and jump on the deals of interest right away. Since you get unlimited free shipping with Prime (for sold by Amazon and fulfilled by Amazon products), you don’t have to wait for one bigger order to qualify for free shipping.

If you had previously participated in a free 30-day trial, you may be eligible to do so again, providing the Amazon AI decides you should be able to do so…

CURIOUS about the Canon M6?

NEW! you can search directly among the Prime Day deals by selecting that in the Amazon Search box. Or you can use our pre-filled search link. Pre-filled for “camera bag” but you can type in whatever you want in the Amazon search box up top…

CAMERAS
+ Canon M6 Mark II with 15-45 EF-M and EVF for $799 sold and shipped by Amazon herself in black or silver-black [NEW!!!]
+ ends Wednesday at 11:59pm pacific time (or earlier if sold out)

+ Canon M200 with 15-45 EF-M $449 in black or white color scheme [ends TUESDAY 3PM ET]

+ GoPRO HERO8 bundle for $299 with FREE GoPRO Handler and FREE GoPRO Sleeve+Lanyard

+ GoPro Hero9 Bundle bundled with the GoPRO El Grande 38in Extension Pole for $449. The “El Grande” goes for $59 on its own…

LENSES
+ starts Wednesday 7:05am ET: Rokinon 12mm F2.0 NCS CS MF (Fuji X; price before sale $329)

+ 20% off 163 Rokinon lens options

+ 20% off 26 Samyang lens options

CAMERA and PHOTO ACCESSORIES
+ 20% off Nanuk products (18 options, waterproof hard camera cases in multiple color schemes)

+ 20% off Manfrotto and Joby (18 options)

STORAGE
+ lots of external (and some internal) hard drives and USB flash drives and other related storage options, too many to list here individually
+ eg 6TB Seagate Expansion desktop USB 3.0 external HDD for $95
+ eg 12TB WD Elements Desktop External HDD for $175

SDXC CARDS
+ 256GB Lexar Professional SDXC (black/grey, 1667X, V60, UHS-II, U3, C10) for $53
+ or 2-pack of 128GB for $51.49 total

+ 128GB Lexar Professional SDXC (black/gold, 2000X) for $96

+ 512GB PNY Elite Performance SDXC (U3, UHS-I, C10) for $60

+ 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC (UHS-I, U3, V30, C10, up to 170MB/s) for $16.49
+ 512GB version for $120
+ 1TB version for $280

+ 128GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC (yellow) for $23.49
+ 256GB version for $44

+ 256GB Sandisk Ultra SDXC (grey) for $33.29

+ 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO CompactFlash (black/red, UDMA7, up to 160MB/s) for $90

microSDXC CARDS
+ 128GB Sandisk Extreme (red/gold) for $20, 256GB for $41, 512GB for $80, 1TB for $183

+ 256GB Samsung EVO Select microSDXC (green, U3, up to 100MB/s, UHS-I) for $28
+ 512GB version for $70

+ 512GB PNY PRO Elite microSDXC (A2, U3, UHS-I, V30) for $70

DRONES
+ DJI sale:
++ Mavic Mini Combo for $399
++ Osmo Pocket for $300
++ Osmo Action for $200
++ Osmo Mobile 3 Combo for $105

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
+ Sony bundle for $750: Xperia 1 Android phone with WH-1000 Mark III headphones together
+ the phone goes for $700 on its own

+ another Computers and Monitors sale including desktops, AiO computers, laptops, 2-in-1s, tablets, computer monitors, and such including LG Gram, ConceptD, ASUS Zen, Acer, BenQ, Samsung, Dell, Viewsonic, Lenovo, Alienware and HP

+ iPad Mini (64GB, latest model, Wifi only) for $336 [EVERYONE CAN BUY IT!]
+ iPad PRO 11-inch (2nd gen, 128GB, silver, Wifi only) for $750 [EVERYONE CAN BUY IT!]

+ Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (factory unlocked, 5G, no contract, 128GB on-board, SM-N981UZNAXAA) for $750

+ Apple AirPods PRO for $199
+ per the Fairness Doctrine, we must needs also mention a non-Apple product, you get a $25 Amazon gift card with the hot new SONY WH-1000XM4 headphone for $298

+ Big Computer Sale, 34 options, with laptops, monitors, external storage, accessories, etc

+ Kindle Paperwhite (latest model) for $80 (8GB, With Ads, Wifi-only)

+ BOSE QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Noise-Cancelling with Alexa for $199 [EVERYONE CAN BUY IT!]

GENERAL PURPOSE DEALS
+ get a $10 promotional credit with $40+ in Amazon Gift Cards [see dedicated post]

*** LIVE UPDATE IN PROGRESS ***
*** MORE COMING UP ***

Amazon Germany Prime Day deals include Zeiss Batis, Etc {Big Discounts for select Tamron Sony-Minolta A mount}

Amazon Germany Prime Day deals are well under-way and they include three groupings of camera and photo gear, which are chaotically organized ~ not by brand or camera type. They are too many to post individually, but here are some of them:

REMINDER: you have to be a Prime member to get the “Prime Day” deals. You can start a 30-day free trial at any point in time during the promotional two days and get the offers right away…

LENSES for Sony-Minolta A-mount (SLR/DSLR)
+ Tamron 70-300/4-5.6 Di LD for 59 euro (!!!) for ONLY for the Sony-Minolta A-mount
+ Tamron 18-200mm lens F3.5-6.3 Di II for ONLY the Sony-Minolta A-mount for 100 euro
+ Tamron AF 10-24 SP DI II LD for Sony-A for 175
+ Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di 1:1 Macro for 250 euro
+ SP 85 mm F/1.8 Di VC USD for 320 euro
+ all the Tamron lenses in this block of deals are for the good old Sony-Minolta A-mount SLR/DSLR system, not the newer Sony E/FE mirrorless system [unless you use the appropriate adapters and such]

LENSES in GENERAL
+ Zeiss Batis 85/1.8, 25/2, 18/2.8, 135/2.8, 40/2

+ Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM for 479 euro
+ Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 L IS USM for 799
+ Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM for 779
+ Canon RF 24-240 mm F4-6.3 IS for 699
+ a few other Canon as well

+ Tamron 18-400/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD lens for Nikon only for 439 euro

+ Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II LD (IF) for Pentax K for $210
+ Pentax 28-105 f3.5-5.6, 150-450/4.5-5.6 HD D FA DC AW for 1807 euro
+ Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di 1:1 Macro for Pentax K-mount for 300 euro

+ Tamron 10-24 mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD for Canon only for 329

+ Olympus 30/3.5 macro for 155
+ and a few utilitarian budget zooms

+ Samyang 85/1.4 AF RF for 580
+ various other Samyang primes as well

+ Sony 50/1.8 E for 144
+ Sony SEL-35F18 for 299
+ Sony 55-210/4.5-6.3 OSS for 199 euro
+ and various other Sony E-lenses

DSLRs
+ Canon 2000D body only for 359 euro
+ two lens kit (18-55 IS II, 75-300 DC) for 459
+ 2000D = D-Rebel T7

+ Canon 80D body only for 739

MIRRORLESS CAMERAS
+ Fuji X-T200 with 15-45 for 570 euro

+ Sony a7 II with SEL2870 for 889 euro
+ the dream of the full frame under 1000 is alive!

+ Panasonic GX80 with 12-32 for 329
+ Panasonic G70 with 14-42 for 379

+ Panasonic G91 with 12-60 (I think, Amazon Germany’s listings are not always clear) for 879, body only for 779 euro

+ Olympus PEN E-PL9 with 14-42mm pancake for 432

+ Canon M6 Mark II with 15-45 EF-M for 859 euro

FIXED (not like the cats) LENS
+ Olympus Tough TG-6 elementproof for 319 euro

+ Sony RX100 Mark I (the original) for 269 euro; talk about staying power for a digital fixed-lens camera!
+ RX100 IV for 532

+ Sony RX10 Mark III for 929 euro
+ remember, it is the RX10 IV that has the blazing fast AF and other “trickle down” features from the more advanced 35mmFF iLCs

+ Canon Zoemini C Instant for 57 euro in a gazillion different colors; also in some bundles

Tuesday: Tamrac Anvil, Axler Slider, AirPods, Etc

IT’s Prime Days 2020, but before we dive into Primealia, lettuce take a look @ the B&H daily deals good until Tuesday at 11:59pm ET [or earlier if sold out]:

+ Tamrac Professional Series: Anvil 23 Backpack for $130 in the black color scheme
+ a big plus for Liverpool fans ๐Ÿ˜‰
+ Fact Check Desk Update: this cannot be used in metallurgy

+ Axler Caterpillar 20″ Extending Camera Slider for $149
+ Fact Check Desk Update: this will NOT turn into a butterfly

+ GenAray Ultra-Thin Bicolor 144 SMD LED On-Camera Light for $35

+ AirPods with Charging Case (2nd Generation) and AppleCare+ for $150

Monday: Tiffen VND, SpyderX Photo Kit, Etc

Monday is here once again and with it we have a new set of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET tonight [or earlier if sold-out] as follows:

+ Tiffen VND filters, three options (72, 77, 82mm) from $40 to $60

+ DataColor SpyderX Photo Kit for $199

+ DraCast 728B LED Panel for $169

+ Nanuk 915 Waterproof Hard Case with Insert for DJI Mavic Air 2 Fly More Combo for $80 after automatic in-cart coupon

Prime Day 2020 is just around the corner, as a preview the Amazon USA Gold Box has a number of Amazon hardware devices on sale for Prime members only…

Meanwhile at the Adorama dailies [changes Tuesday 10am ET] there’s a COVID theme, with two non-contact thermometers from $30 to $70…

Vanguard VEO2 Tripod for $125, Etc

The current rotation of Adorama daily deals includes a couple of camera-n-photo accessories as follows:

+ Vanguard VEO 2 265CB 5-Section Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod with BH-50 Ball Head for $125
+ up to 17 lbs Capacity, 59″ Extended Height, Gray color scheme

+ Hoya SOLAS IRND 0.9 62mm Infrared Neutral Density Filter for $43

1-Year CreativeLIVE Season Pass for $129

If you are interested in a variety of subjects, or want to sample many flowers like a bee and you like consuming media Netflix-style, for this weekend, CreativeLIVE has brought back the 1-Year Creator Pass offer for $129 for the whole year. This is the first year (365 days) of a new subscription. It cannot be used to renew existing subscriptions.

Almost all current and future classes are included but there are some exceptions due to prior agreements with instructors and such. You can find the exceptions at the Terms and Conditions page of the offer…

O’Connor Camera Assistant Bag, Angle CatchLight, Etc (ends Sun PM)

This round of B&H daily deals lasts for 72 hours, until Sunday at 11:59pm eastern or earlier if sold out as follows:

+ O’Connor Camera Assistant Bag for $200

+ Angler CatchLight Reflector for $99 with FREE Angler white fabric

+ Kanex iAdapt 6-in-1 Multiport USB Type-C Docking Station for 11″ & 12.9″ iPad Pro for $50

+ various Landou reusable face masks

Thursday: MEH is having a Woot-OFF!

If you are a fan of rapidly changing daily deals or of the original Woot, the Meh website is having a “Woot OFF” for Thursday October 8 in 2020 in the eastern time zone. There is a hard to miss countdown clock on each changing offering…

BUT this Meh-a-thon has a twist, most of the previous MEH-a-thon deals are still available for purchase [except of course the ones that sell-out and become un-orderable]…

Elsewhere at the daily deals, at Best Buy’s they have the 256GB Sandisk Extreme Plus red/gold microSDXC (A2, V30, U3, UHS-I) going for $60 and an 8TB WD Easystore external USB 3.0 HDD for $130…

Due to the holidays, the Adorama dailies continue as before, so M43rds lensaholics have another shot at the new condition Rokinon 16mm T2.2 for $279…

Thursday: Pelican Case, GVW Panel Kit, ReVo Slider, Etc

Thursday is here with a new round of 24-hour B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET tonight or earlier if sold out:

+ Pelican 1485Air Compact Hand-Carry Case with Pick-N-Pluck Foam for $134

+ GVM RGB LED Studio 2-Light Video Light Panel Kit 50RS2L for $340

+ Celestron Lenspen Optical Cleaning Tool for $6

+ ReVo Camera Track Slider V2 with Adjustable Feet (23″) for $60

Wedn: Tokina Cinema 11-16mm T3.0 [PL] for $999, Etc

Hump Day is here once again and hooray-hooray it’s a LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm tonight or earlier if sold out:

+ Tokina Cinema 11-16mm T3.0 with PL Mount for $999
+ only the PL mount is on sale!

+ Tamrac Jazz Zoom 23 v2.0 Camera Holster (Black) for $10

+ Genaray two SL-57 Soft LED Lights and two PIXI Plus Mini Tripods Kit
for $70

+ Logan Graphics 450-1: 40″ Artist Elite Mat Cutter for $135
+ because a Dollar Store cutter can only do so much ๐Ÿ™‚

Big sale at CreativeLIVE, includes Camera classes

e-Learnings on an e-sale, there’s a big sale at Creative LIVE that includes many of their big classes, for example John Greengo’s 24.5 hour long “Fundamentals of Photography” goes for $29, while the 25-hour Ben Willmore “Adobe CC Complete Guide” goes for $19. There’s Lindsay Adler’s Posing 101 for $29, which is also the price of the Lightroom Classic CC Complete Guide. This is just a sampling…

But that’s not all. Another limited time sale has the $29 classes being on sale for $12 or less! This includes many of their camera guides [they call them the “Fast Start” classes] that go for $10 each. These are with the easy-going even-keeled John Greengo whose matter of fact style helps you focus on the subject and not the antics of a “personality/celebrity”…

Tuesday: refurbished Nikon Coolpix B500 superzoom for $150

UPDATE: among the Tuesday Newegg dailies there’s a 1TB Toshiba external HDD for $45 after the promo code shown over there, a standing desk converter for $70, Thinkpad and MSI laptops, and lots of other techie stuff…

And among the Amazon USA Gold Box daily deals, it’s a sale of various name-brand Fire TVs from Toshiba, and Insignia…

Surprise, surprise, it’s a CAMERA DAY at the Best Buy daily deals for Tuesday October 6 of the Crazy Year of 2020, the headliner is the Melisandre-red [okay, it’s some kind of a plum color scheme] refurbished Nikon Coolpix B500 superzoom, model 26507B, going for $150. This is a AA-powered camera (four of them) with a 40x optical zoom, something a smartphone can only do through tortured algorithms ๐Ÿ˜‰

Among the rest of the Best Buy daily deals there’s the 64GB Sandisk Nintendo Switch microSDXC for $19, a 10-inch Aluratek touch-screen digital picture frame [that looks a bit like the abandoned Windows Phone UI] for $140, and a 48-pack of Insignia single-use AA batteries for $12, a mere 4 batteries per $1.

Meanwhile at the Woot daily deals there’s scratch and dent iPhone X [can’t use plural because that’s a different model {DAILY REMINDER: do not put a final “s” in your product’s model name}], Amazon Fire tablets, and a 17.3″ inch HP laptop. In the era of big-screen smartphones and tablets and 2-in-1s, a 17.3-inch laptop feels like you are using an …aircraft carrier!

Tuesday: NatGeo 50/12 Refractor, SmallHD, IndiPro, Etc

Never fear, ToonsDay (or Tuesday) is here with a new set of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET tonight, or earlier if sold out:

+ National Geographic 50mm f/12 AZ Refractor Telescope for $40
+ because the UFOs are waiting for YOU to discover them!

+ SmallHD 703 UltraBright On-Camera Monitor for $1499
+ Small HD, Big Price!

+ IndiPro Micro-Series V-Mount Li-Ion Battery (270Wh) for $299

+ MyGekoGear Orbit 510 1080p Dash Cam with Night Vision & 16GB microSD Card for $60

Return of the Deals: Rokinon 16mm T2.2 Cine [M43] for $279

UPDATE: this complete set of daily deals is back, running until Wednesday 10/7/20 Tuesday 10/6/20 at 10am eastern…

It’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals good until Sunday [Saturday this ended up running for 48 hours] at 10am eastern time or earlier for anything that may sell out ahead of its designated expiration hour…

+ Rokinon 16mm T2.2 Cine for $279 in the M43rds only

+ EggTronic 20,000 mAh 63W power-bank for USB-C devices for $50

+ AKG K240 II studio headphones for $100

+ Swan security DVR kit for $199

Monday: Porta Brace, GVM Slider, Delkin SensorScope, Etc

Raise your hand if you don’t love Mondays, because they do bring a fresh set of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET {or earlier if sold-out} as follows:

+ PortaBrace Soft Case for Assembled Cine-Style Camera for $150

+ GVM GT-80WD Wireless Carbon Fiber Motorized Camera Slider (31″) with Bluetooth Remote for $280
+ Tylenol for bluetooth pairing frustrations not included ๐Ÿ˜‰

+ Delkin Devices SensorScope System DSLR First Aid Travel Kit for $50
+ don’t call ghostbusters, call the DSLR First Aid hotline!

+ SoundCast Portable Waterproof Wireless Speaker for $30

OTHER Daily Deals
Elsewhere, among the Woot dailies the headliner is a refurbished 32″ curved Samsung LED monitor for $180, iWatches, an HP ProDesk, and mo(i)re…

A 5TB WD EasyStore external USB 3.0 hard drive for $100 headlines the Best Buy dailies which also include a 128GB PNY USB 3.0 flash drive with a long name for $15…

For the EU crowd, among the Amazon Chermany dailies are a Surface Laptop 3 and various Samsung LED TVs…

US only: Outdoor Photographer print magazine for $4.56/yr

This weekend, the theme at Discount Mags is a Customer Appreciation Sale and there participate two photography magazines, printed magazines to USA addresses, no auto-renewal:

+ Outdoor Photographer for $4.56/yr
+ the “default sale price” is $5/yr

+ Digital Photo PRO for $7.81/yr
+ the “default sale price” is $8/yr, in some of their weekend sales it goes for under $7

As usual, the offer is good for new subscriptions, gift-subscriptions or renewal of existing subscriptions…

PS: note that if you are planning to renew an already long subscription, some magazines place limits on how many stacked years you can have on a subscription…

Profoto Daily Deals at Adorama [4 options; ends Mon 10am ET]

It’s the return of Profoto at the Adorama daily deals , good until Monday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out… There are four options in the sale…

The Profoto C1 Plus Portable Studio Light goes for $299 with free US shipping and a free cleaning kit…

Then there are three kits based on the Profoto A1X flash. The “AirTTL” option goes for $895, the “connect trigger” goes for $995, and the combo with the “connect trigger” and the “C1 Plus” goes for $1094…

The above three kits come with three freebies each:

  1. Profoto A1 grid kit
  2. Profoto Gel Kit for A1
  3. Profoto Wide Lens for A1 light

The freebies are included automatically by Adorama while this promotion is running, no coupon is needed…

IMPORTANT: the above daily-deals link shows only the Canon versions, however the promotion for the $895 and $995 bundles is running for Nikon, Sony and Fuji as well. Simply go to the individual product pages of the above items, and select the camera-system of your choice from the options…

Friday: Photoshop Elements 2020 Dummies ebook for $5

Reading is FUN-da-mental! Of the Friday Kindle daily deals one is of photography interest, it is the Kindle edition of the Dummies Photoshop Elements 2020 by Barbara Obermeier and Tad Pavoda for $5. This has 425 pages and as of the time of writing it averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 260+ ratings…

Of “6 degrees of interest” to photography, and a wordplay on the more famous books, of math interest, it’s the The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity by Steven Strogatz for $3…