Sunday: Presidential Photography of Pete Souza, “Obama: An Intimate Portrait” for $7 [Kindle, eBook]

Presidential Photographer Pete Souza [Wikipedia], chief white house photographer for two presidents, Reagan and Obama [one film, one digital we can assume], is one of the Kindle daily deals for Sunday, with his presidential photography e-book “Obama: An Intimate Portrait” covering all eight years (327 pages, November 2017). The sale price is $7 but you get a $0.70 “Great On Kindle” promotional store credit as well. You can “Look Inside” to see if this mix of presidential photography and text is something of interest. Offer ends Sunday at 11:59pm pacific time. eBooks don’t sell out… This is currently #1 in the Photography & Video category at Amazon…

B&H Online Checkout is OPEN again!

IF you had been waiting to finalize and place your order at B&H Photo, they are back after their customary Sabbat closing and their website is accepting orders once again!

Check out their Black Friday / Cyber Monday offerings for ideas…

Sunday C&P Lightning Deals: Neewer and GVM party once again

In the Sunday Camera & Photo Lightning Deals it’s once again a Neewer and GVM party with lighting kits of all kinds, along with an Akaso action camera… Sadly no cameras/lenses πŸ™

UPDATE: here’s a potentially good deal, Hulu is offering a 12-month $2 per month subscription. After the first 12 months, it increases to the standard monthly fee ($6/mo) unless cancelled… These days streaming has gotten cable-like fragmented with so many streaming services splitting between them the various movies and TV shows…

Sunday: Peak D, Spider, Vello Battery Grips, Lensbaby Velvet 56/1.6 for $295, 28/2.5 for $360, Etc

Sunday is here, and it’s Cyber Monday Eve already, but it’s also another “daily deal day” , this round of B&H daily deals is good until Sunday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out)…

+ Vello Battery Grips, 30 options, $30 to $60 each

+ LensBaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 for $295 in Canon EF, Nikon F after automatic in-cart coupon

+ Lensbaby Velvet 28mm f2.5 for $360 after automatic in-cart coupon in Canon EF and Nikon F

+ Peak Design Everyday Messenger 15″ Version 1 for $100 in two color options

+ Spider SpiderPro Hand Strap for $25

+ also TP-Link, Sandisk mp3 player and Motorola earphone offers

+ flash deal: Samsung 500GB 860 EVO SATA III 2.5″ Internal SSD for $50
+ next four flash deals: various Sirui BCT-series tripods

+ for more action check the B&H Black Friday deals

75% off Tile Pix w/Walgreen Photo coupon [exp Sat PM]

In addition to the previously mentioned coupons, Walgreens Photo has launched some more action:

+ coupon code THANKFUL75 gets you 75% off Tile Pix with free same day pickup. Coupon expires at 11/28/20 at 11:59pm central time

While we are talking drugstore photo prints, coupon code SUPER50 gets you 50% off holiday photo orders at CVS Photo

Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN [Sony E] for $339

Hooray hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the latest incarnation of the Adorama daily deals, this lot good until Sunday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out)…

+ Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN for Sony E only for $339

+ Dolica 62″ Proline Aluminum Alloy Tripod and Ball Head for $35

+ Flashpoint eVOLV 200 TTL Pocket Flash Exclusive HexaPop Kit (Godox AD200 TTL Pocket Flash) for $319

+ AKG K-701 headphones for $159

Black Friday arrives at DXO: PhotoLAB4 ($120, $60 upgrade), NiK 3 ($75, $40 upgrade)

Black Friday has arrived at the DXO Online Store, good until 11/30/20, so you have plenty of time to research the software and read reviews and comparisons and such since these are digital downloads. The BF pricing is:

+ DXO PhotoLAB 4 for $120
+ Upgrade price is $60

+ NiK Collection 3 for $75
+ Upgrade price is $40

+ Dxo Filmpack 5 Elite for $65
+ Upgrade price is $35

+ DXo ViewPoint 3 for $40
+ Upgrade price is $25

+ see them all at the DXO Online Store

CreativeLIVE introduces monthly billing with annual commitment for their “Netflix-style” plan

Some people prefer to pa for things monthly, not prepay annually for plans (think car and home insurance for example). For those who prefer the monthly billing option, CreativeLIVE has now launched a monthly billing option of their Netflix-style Creator Pass. You pay $15 per month WITH a 12-month commitment… On the other hand, if you don’t mind prepaying ahead of time, the annual one-payment option is $129, which is less than $15×12 = $180… The month to month plan (no commitment) is currently at $40/month…

Meanwhile continuing is their Black Friday sale that is 80% off site-wide. Don’t forget to try coupon code CART10 for a potential $10 off stackable discount…

Fuji X-T30 Body Only with Leather Case and Extras for $799

The Fuji X system has resisted the full frame mania, and if you are cool with that, there’s a new promotion on the Fuji X-T30 body only, you can have it for $799 with free US shipping with lots of freebies at Adorama:

+ Fuji leather case
+ 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXc
+ shoulder bag (Adorama house brand)
+ Corel software
+ various trinkets

Optionally, by clicking on their “Create Your Bundle and Save Up” you can buy it together with other gear for combined purchase discounts. Options include Fuji flashes for a $30 off combined purchase discount each, along with some storage options and 7artisans and Kamlan MF prime lenses ($15 to $20 off per lens). There’s also a $40 off combined purchase discount on the Fringer Auto Focus Adapter (Canon EF To Fuji X), and a $25 off on the Kirk L-bracket…

Elsewhere, Amazon has the same price but no freebies, while at B&H Photo you get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC and a holster bag…

PS: don’t forget our previously mentioned offering, the Big Sensor Prime Fuji X100F for $899

Nikon Black Friday Savings (51 options, DSLR, Z, Lenses, etc)

Nikon too has joined the Black Friday Instant Savings with 51 options DSLRs and mirrorless cameras of the 35mm full frame and APS-C kind, along with prime and zoom lenses for the aforementioned systems. There are some Coopixies too (eg B500), accessories of course (battery grips, etc)… Prices range from $137 (the previously mentioned MB-D16 battery grip) to $3647 (the Z7 II with 24-70/4 and FTZ)… Sorry to disappoint, but no offers in the 1-inch mirrorless system πŸ™‚

Canon Black Friday Offerings (107 options, EF, EF-S, RF, EF-M, G-series)

Canon of course could not not participate in the Black Friday offerings and their set has 107 options that feature full frame and APS-C cameras from both their DSLR and Mirrorless worlds, along with lenses from EF/EF-S, RF and their Jon Snows (EF-M). There’s some fixed lens cameras too (eg G-series, SX-series) and some accessories too (flashes, battery grips, etc)… Too many to list here individually and stay sane πŸ™‚

Sony Black Friday Instant Savings (86 options)

We already mentioned some of them individually, but there’s plenty more in the Sony Black Friday offers. There are both full frame and APS-C mirrorless cameras, E and FE prime and zoom lenses, the ZV1 creature for $698, a couple of camcorders, flashes and other accessories, and of course some of the RX-series fixed lens cameras… Too many to list here individually…

Keep in mind a number of these qualify for our previously mentioned Sony “buy more save more” mail-in rebate promotion which gets you money (in a prepaid VISA gift card) for each qualifying lens you buy during the promotional period. You must have one of the participating Sony full frame mirrorless cameras. The details through the aforelinked link which has links to other links with other info πŸ™‚

Zeiss Lenses Instant Savings (66 options, C/N/E/X/M)

Black Friday is also a time for singing, o/~ Zeiss, Zeiss Baby! o/~ That’s right a total of 66 options are participating in the Zeiss Black Friday offers. You won’t find a zoom lens here no matter how hard you try πŸ™‚

They have options for Sony E, Nikon F, Canon EF, Fuji X, and of course the good old rangefinders (ZM). Prices range from $610 (32/1.8 for Fuji X) to $4999 (Otus 100/1.4 ZE (EF)). Some of them get freebies (Zeiss lens filters)…

Sigma Lenses Instant Savings (74 options, C/N/E/K/A/SA/L/m43)

Sigma is participating in the Black Friday festivities with an Instant Savings promotion that includes 74 options. While it may sound like a lot, keep in mind that Sigma makes lenses for various camera systems, and each one is a separate listing. There’s also some mount adapters and flashes too. Oh, and a couple of dp-series Quattro Big Sensor Primes!

Most of the lenses get either one or two freebies. The freebies are mainly a Sigma USB Dock or some filter kit (Sigma or Tiffen or other ~ partially depending on the price of the lens)…

There are options for Canon EF and EF-M, and Nikon F, and Sony E, and M43rds and Pentax K and Sony A and Sigma SA and Leica L too!

There are too many options to list here individually, here are some examples:

+ Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM for $369 in C/N/K/A

+ Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Sporty Spice for $1339 with FREE USB Sigma Dock and B+W 82mm filter in C/N/SA

+ Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG HSM Art for $1049 with FREE Sigma USB Dock and B&W 86mm filter in C/N/SA

Panasonic GH4 body only with freebies for $698

Remember the good old Panasonic GH4? It remembers you too with a $698 offer in new condition at authorized Panasonic dealers, and Adorama has various freebies, four different options of freebies in fact you can browse through at the aforelinked page. One of the options is the V-Log. The others are the usual assortment of accessories (memory cards, Marantz mic, Corel software, etc)… Same price but no freebies at Amazon and at B&H Photo… This too you can triple the original warranty by registering with Panasonica…

Friday C&P Lightning Deals: Neewer, Zhiyun, no cameras/lenses

To the Amazon Gold box we geaux ~ as of the time of writing there are 131 items in the Camera & Photo Lightning Deals but none of them this year are a camera or lens. In previous years, even if we didn’t have a camera, you could count on some Samyang/Rokinon lenses. Mayhaps they too are too good for lightning deals now? πŸ™‚

Of potential interest, in order of scheduling:

+ Victure action camera for $34
+ GVM RGB Video Lights with APP Control, 50W Full Color Studio for $438
+ GVM GVM RGB LED Video Lighting Kit with APP Control, 50W 360Β° Full for $319
+ also more GVM and Neewer lighting kits
+ Neewer ball head, tripod, more RGB light kits
+ Mohoo backgrounds
+ Zhiyun Weebill S Gimbal Stabilizer
+ Neweer bi-color LED, Bowens-mount soft-box
+ Neweer T-shape support, 2pk Advanced lighting kit
+ K&F Concept 62″ tripod
+ various ring lights of all sorts
+ Akaso action cams
+ ZHIYUN Crane M2 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer for Light Mirrorless
+ etc

Olympus E-M1 Mark II Body Only for $849 [or USED for $637]

It’s the same song and dance every time. When a new flagship comes out, the prices of the previous flagship go down. And as of the time of writing, the new condition Olympus E-M1 Mark II body only is down to $849 at authorized Olympus USA dealers such as B&H Photo and Amazon and also at Adorama’s where you can optionally hit the “Create Your Bundle and Save” and purchase together with the camera various Sigma, Rokinon, 7artisan and Kamlan lenses for small combined purchase discounts. The discounts are small ($15 to $30 per lens, but some of these lenses are very low cost), but the discounts are stackable, so if you buy three different lenses, you’ll stack three different discounts.

On the other hand, if you believe in “The Way of The Used”, you can get it for $638 in “Condition 9 – minor scuffs and surface marks” at B&H Photo USED

Fuji X100F Big Sensor Prime for $899

No doubt the Fuji X100 series was one of the most influential photographic cameras of the previous decade. And if you want to get a piece of the action during Black Friday season, B&H Photo has a nice offer for you, the new condition Fuji X100F is currently on sale for $899 with a free 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC and a camera bag. This for the black color scheme.

The silver Fuji X100F also goes for $899 but doesn’t get the two freebies.

IF you are fond of used camera gear, the used silver X100F goes for $647 at B&H Photo, while the used black X100F goes for $700…

Remember, B&H won’t be accepting orders between Friday 4:30pm ET and Saturday 5:45pm ET, so plan your purchases accordingly!

As Wikipedia reminds us, the X100F came out in January 2017 and it is the “previous generation” model, with the X100V being the “current generation” that came out earlier this year…

Pentax K-1 II Body Only with $200 Gift Card and Various Freebies for $1798

Who knew one could build a camera company just by taxing pens in Japan? Everything is possible when you set your mind to it, show incredible sticktoitiveness and work hard! And that’s how Pentax was born #FakeNews πŸ˜‰

Okay, on a more serious note, there’s a Black Friday offer on the Pentax 35mm DSLR flagship as well, the K-1 Mark II body only! The offer is for $1798 and the freebies are as follows:

+ at B&H Photo you get a $200 B&H Photo gift card, a Pentax strap, a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC, an RJ DSLR shoulder bag and the Corel Paintshop Pro 2021 Ultimate software in a mini-box

+ at Adorama you get a $200 Adorama gift certificate, Corel software (you have to select PC or Mac option before placing the order), 32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC, camera bag, a trio of trinkets AND a Pentax camera accessory (you have three options, Adventure bag, camera strap or hand-strap ~ click on the “Hand & Neck Strap + Adventure Bag” to select which one you want)

Fuji 7S, 2pk 128GB Lexar UHS-II, Vanguard VEO2, Flashpoint (end Sat 10am ET)

It’s 10am somewhere, and in the eastern time zone it means a new set of Adorama daily deals has gone live, Black Friday or not! This set is good until Saturday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out). It is a foursome as follows:

+ Fuji Instax Mini 7S instant film camera (red color scheme) for $30
+ we just mentioned this before the new daily deals went live

+ 2pk of Lexar 128GB SDXC (UHS-II U3 1667x) for $55

+ Vanguard VEO 2 265CB 5-Section Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod with BH-50 Ball Head for $110

+ Flashpoint XPLOR 600 HSS Battery-Powered Monolight with Built-in R2 2.4GHz Radio Remote System – Bowens Mount (AD600) for $339

Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod for $375

Since I mentioned a camera bag, by the rules of the Fairness Doctrine, I must needs also mention a tripod. It is the new condition Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod on sale for $375 with free US shipping at B&H Photo until 11/30/20 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out…

Speaking of tripods, B&H is also running a sale on various Robus Tripodalia, headless tripods, tripods with a head (okay, gimbal or ball head), tripod feet, monopods, and assorted related accessories. There’s a total of 32 options on sale…

For more action, check the B&H Black Friday deals. Remember, B&H won’t be accepting orders between Friday 4:30pm ET and Saturday 5:45pm ET, so plan your purchases accordingly!

Lowepro Flipside 200 AW II camera backpack for $65

No time for a proper “Bag the Bags” round-up, but this looks like a good limited time deal (expires 11/30/20 at 11:59pm ET), it’s the new condition Lowepro Flipside 200 AW II camera backpack going for the very specific price of $64.88 at B&H Photo. This is a black color scheme with up to ten per customer at the sale price.

Fuji Instax Mini 7S instant film camera (red color scheme) for $30 [by Fri 4:30pm ET]

Doorbuster time of the hipster kind! The red color scheme of the new condition Fuji Instax Mini 7S instant film camera is on sale for $30 at B&H Photo until Black Friday at 430pm ET. Get yours now if interested!

For more action, check the B&H Black Friday deals. Remember, B&H won’t be accepting orders between Friday 4:30pm ET and Saturday 5:45pm ET, so plan your purchases accordingly!

UPDATE: the same $30 price is also available at Adorama which says this comes in blister packaging. Get your cutters and scissors and saws and shark teeth ready πŸ˜‰

Olympus E-M10 Mark III with 14-42 EZ for $450 (or instead E-M10 III w/25mm f1.8 for $650)

“Take pictures with” kits are all the rage during the Black Friday – Holiday shopping season for the obvious reasons. So if you or someone you know wants to get started with M43rds, one of the offers right now is the new condition Olympus E-M10 III with 14-42 f3.5-5.6 EZ going for $450 in the black color scheme. This is currently the same price as the body only!

On the other hand, if you prefer the body only and a prime lens, start at the E-M10 III body only page and then click on the “Build a Bundle” little cyan link. This will bring an option to add to your shopping cart the Olympus 25mm f1.8 Step Up Kit (the lens with a bag and a memory card) for $200 more. So you’d be paying $650 for the E-M10 III with the 25mm f1.8 lens. The lens goes for $300 on its own (without the bag and card).

Panasonic ZS70 travel zoom with Panasonic Battery/Charger Kit and More Extras for $298

No matter how many extra lenses and smoke and mirrors smartphones use, they can’t replace a superzoom digital camera. Which is why they still exist πŸ™‚

Which brings us to the Panasonic ZS70 with its Leica-blessed 30x optical zoom stabilized lens going for $298 with free US shipping and including for FREE by participating authorized deals the Panasonic Battery & Charger kit. But that’s not all. Some retailers are sweetening the pie even more with freebies of their own:

+ at B&H Photo you also get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC

+ at Adorama it’s the usual accessorapalooza that also includes Corel software options…

Since we are speaking Panasonic ZS-series [we already mentioned the ZS100 offer yesterday], there’s also an offer on the ZS200 for $598 but no free Panasonic battery/charger kit. But retailers do include their own freebies as follows:

+ at B&H Photo you get the 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC and a Ruggard camera case

+ at Adorama it’s the usual accessorapalooza

For both of these cameras you have the option to extend the original 1-year warranty to a 3-year warranty for FREE from Panasonic by registering. Details on the PDF file at the participating dealers above…

10% off USED with coupon at KEH Camera until Sunday night

They are back with a general purpose coupon, KEH Camera is offering 10% off many things until Sunday 11/29/20 at 11:59pm ET using coupon code BF20A in the shopping cart over there.

They have exclusions are usual: no NEW condition products, no Leica-branded products, no “USED – Like New”, and no “Digital Photography Starter Kits”. If there’s anything left that is not excluded, enjoy the coupon πŸ˜‰

Top 100 Black Friday deals at Adorama

Black Friday, the actual day, can be a huge information overload, especially if you are interested in products that fall into different categories and types. To help with that, Adorama is running a Top 100 Deals page that lists what are in their opinion their Top 100 deals. Each product category has L and R arrows to see more in the slider type thing, and of course it has a “See All” to see a lot more products of that type…

Capture ONE PRO 20 (FREE upgrade to 21) download with $25 B&H Gift Card for $199

Adobe is not the only game in town! Capture One is around too! Good until Saturday at 11:59pm ET, B&H Photo is offer in digital download format the Capture ONE PRO 20 software for $199 with a $25 B&H Photo gift card bonus. With this purchase, you are eligible to receive for free Version 21 which come out in December 2020.

You can check out at B&H until 4:30pm ET on Friday. After that, you have to wait until Saturday 5:45pm ET, so plan your purchases accordingly. These are the rest of their Black Friday offerings

Black Friday only: NewEgg’s 24 hour e-newsletter offers

If you like your eggs new [HA!], NewEgg has launched a 24-hour Black Friday e-newsletter promotion. For items that have promo codes, it requires the “enter your email address” song and dance. Too many items to list here individually, so this is a DIY YMMV egg-y adventure…

Friday: Kodak Instant Cameras and Printers (14 options, $70 to $105)

Here we geaux! Black Friday proper has arrived in the pacific time zone, and there’s a KODAK promotion in the Amazon Gold Box as follows, good until 11:59pm pacific (or earlier if sold out):

+ KODAK Smile Instant Print Digital Camera (slide open, 2×3 ZINK) for $70 in three color options

+ KODAK Smile Instant Digital Bluetooth Printer (2×3 Zink photos) for $70 available in five color options

+ KODAK Smile Classic Digital Instant Camera for 3.5 x 4.25 Zink Photo Paper for $105 in four color options

+ when I say “color options” above, I mean the body of the camera/printer, not the color of the photo prints πŸ™‚

PS: separate posts coming after I digest the rest of the Amazon Gold Box

40% off for NEW Smugmug accounts

Good until 11/30/20, Smugmug is offering 40% off new accounts when:

  1. you start a free trial by 11/30/20 using the above link (it will show the 40% off promotion in a thin green banner on the right side of the free trial area of the page)
  2. you sign up for a paying Smugmug plan by 12/13/20

YMMV: MyBestBuy $5 Bonus Certificate (expires Sat PM)

This is a YMMV! If you are participating in the Best Buy rewards program (“My Best Buy”), check your Inbox for an email from Best Buy titled “Drop Everything”. Inside you will find a “click to activate” offer that gets you a $5 bonus certificate that expires on 11/28/20 at night. This can be used online or in-store. I am at the entry-level Best Buy rewards tier and haven’t purchased anything from them in a while, so it may be a “reactivate inactive users” type of a promotion. It’s also possible that customers in higher reward tiers may be offered a higher amount, the “spend more to profit (for them) / save (for the consumer) more” philosophy πŸ™‚

Here’s a screenshot of the relevant part in the email:

PS: it is possible the offer may have been in earlier emails as well, but with the avalanche of Black Friday emails, I’m not able to open them all or read every one of them end to end. If only I was a 16-core Ryzen, instead I’m a 2010 Celeron πŸ˜‰

LAST CALL: Thursday’s Storage Sale at Amazon

This is a Last Call alert! Ending at the Amazon USA Gold Box on Thursday at 11:59pm pacific time are the previously mentioned Amazon Storage sales that include WD, Sandisk, Synology, LaCie, Seagate, etc… I won’t repeat them here, check the aforelinked link with all the deets [oh yes, we’re now Instagram 2012 trendy!]

PSA: place your B&H Photo Black Friday orders before 4:30pm ET on Friday!

If you are planning to jump on the B&H Photo Black Friday deals, make sure you place your orders before 4:30pm ET on Friday. As usual, B&H observes Shabbat, and online ordering is not available between Friday 4:30pm eastern and Saturday 5:45pm eastern. You can place items in the shopping cart but you cannot checkout.

DJI Osmos, Pelican, MacBooks, GVM, OnePlus, MacBook Airs (early 2020), Etc [end Sat PM]

A quick note: there was late on Thanksgiving a B&H flash deal on the early 2020 iPad, which happened while I was unplugged from the matrix for a virtual oil change (aka AFK). Hopefully it will return or those of you interested in it, may have seen it…

Black Friday is here, but it’s also a new day, and a such there’s a new round of B&H daily deals, good until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (with the usual Friday PM to Saturday PM closure). They are:

+ Pelican Air Cases (11 options) from $130 to $222

+ DJI Osmo Mobile 3 smartphone gimbal combo kit for $89
+ DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal for $200

+ six lighting kit bundles from $59 to $480 including GVM

+ OnePlus 7T 128GB Smartphones (T-Mobile Unlocked) for $300 in two color options

+ 15.6″ Legion 5 Gaming Laptop for $1080 with FREE Bitdefender and Intel Avengers (they’re gonna need them to fend of Ryzen! ZING!)
+ 2.6 GHz Core i7-10750H Six-Core, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD, 15.6″ 1920 x 1080 144 Hz FHD,NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (6GB GDDR6), etc

+ 13.3″ MacBook Air with Retina Display (Early 2020) from $899 to $1399
+ see more of their Apple Black Friday deals
+ or if you are sold on the new game-changing M1 silicon, pre-orders start at $899)

+ computer monitors, six options, $130 to $599, from Acer, LG, HP

+ flash deal: AONI A20 Full HD Webcam with Auto Focus with FREE privacy cover for $20
+ next flash deal has not been teased as of the time of writing

Amazon has a Brick and Mortar Black Friday: Spend $60+, Get $15 off (exp Sunday night)

How things have changed! Amazon now has a Brick and Mortar Black Friday Deal. That’s right! This offer is good at Amazon’s brick and mortar “Amazon Books” (bookstores) and “Amazon 4-Star” (B&M stores that stock highly-rated high-demand items). If you spend $60+ on a single purchase, you will get $15 off. The offer ends 11/29/20 at 11:59pm pacific ~ more realistically, at store closing time, I guess the Amazon “terms and conditions” writers have not gotten used to brick and mortar expiration times πŸ™‚

Excluded are Apple, Bose, Nintendo, Ugg, alcohol, and Oculus products.

Not sure if you have an “Amazon Books” or an “Amazon 4 Star” (not Amazon 4Chan!) store near you? Check this page that lists the (currently modest) amount of Amazon B&M stores. Modest if you don’t count Whole Foods that is πŸ™‚

Outdoor Photographer print US subscription for $4.25 per year

Good until 10/30/20 at 4am eastern time, DiscountMAGS is running their Black Friday sale with various print magazines delivered to USA addresses without auto-renewal. They have the usual trio of photography magazines among others:

+ Outdoor Photographer for $4.25/yr
+ Digital Photo PRO for $6.75/yr
+ VideoMaker for $7.50/yr
+ Consumer Reports for $16/yr
+ and various “six degrees of separation” (from photography) magazines

Yongnuo Clip-On Coupons: 85/1.8 (N) for $170, 14/2.8 (C) for $395, 14/2.8 (N) for $420

B&H Photo has a trio of clip-on coupon promotions on select Yongnuo lenses. You clip the clip-on coupon over there to get the discount. After the clip-on coupons, the prices drop as follows:

+ 85mm f1.8 (Nikon F) for $170

+ 14mm f2.8 (Canon EF) for $395

+ 14mm f2.8 (Nikon F) for $420

Sony complicated mail-in promotion with conditions: Buy 2 or More participating Sony Lenses, Own a qualifying Sony Full-Framer, and Get Mail-In Rebate Per Lens

Sony is running a little bit of a convoluted “buy more save more” type of a promotion until December 6 in 2020. The start of the promotional period was September 1st in 2020. Items need not to be purchased from the same retailer or the same date.

The offer requires:

  • Buy 2 or more Sony Lenses from this eligible list of options; new condition authorized dealer only, no open-box, no used, no refurbished – look for them at B&H Photo
  • You Must Own a Sony Full Frame camera from this list A7S III, A7R III, A7R IV, A9, A9 II; purchase time does not matter for this, you could also buy the camera together with the lenses
  • you must enter the information (serial numbers, etc) at the promotional Sony page
  • you will receive $100 to $200 per eligible lens; the amounts per lens are predetermined (typically the more expensive the lens, the higher the rebate)
  • you will receive the amount in about 2 months as a prepaid VISA gift card
  • check all the terms conditions and restrictions before jumping in

Separately, Sony is running a promotion that if you own an eligible Sony camera and purchase a Sony Xperia 1 II or 5 II, you get a rebate of $150 or $120. Eligible Also a 12/6/20 expiration date… Details via the PDF file at the Xperia 1 II product page at B&H, which as of the time of writing it gets a $100 B&H gift card as well…

Lensbaby discounts (112 options)

If you are a fan of the Lensbabies, you are in luck because B&H Photo is having a big Lensbaby sale. A total of 112 options are participating in the sale, obviously too many for me to list here individually. Now the Baby Yoda is trending, maybe Lens Baby will trend too πŸ˜‰

Fuji Instax Square SQ6 instant film camera for $80

If you like both instant cameras and the square format, you are in luck because Black Friday is bringing down the price of the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6 instant film camera to $80 with free US shipping at B&H Photo (graphite gray color scheme) and at Adorama’s (orange, and pearl-white color schemes)…

Thurs Camera & Photo Lightning Deals: another Neewer Party!

And now let’s take a quick look at the Thursday Camera and Photo deals at Amazon. This is a select list of potentially interesting items in the order they are scheduled to go live. The ones that have a price next to them, they are already live…

+ Neewer VISION5 400Ws 2.4G TTL Flash Strobe Compatible with Canon DSLR Cameras for $262
+ 70% claimed with five hours to go (as of 1:11pm ET)

+ Neewer ring light and film making kit

+ some kind of camera-looking generic thing for $118

+ Neewer octagonal softbox

+ GVM 80W LED video light

+ Neewer tripods, softbox lighting kit, 150W LED monolight

+ tripods from K&F Concept and Geekoto

+ Zhiyun Crane Plus 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer

+ Neewer ring light, V-mount battery, 77-inch tripod, NW-670 TTL flash, backgrounds, 2-pack lighting kit

+ GVM 3-pack LED video lighting kit

+ more Neewer tripods and stabilizery things

Black Friday at CreativeLIVE is here: 80% off sitewide!

Black Friday has arrive at Creative LIVE! They are offering 80% off site-wide. The price you see on a class’s’s’s individual product page is the price you pay. This is a limited time offer obviously… This is a great opportunity to get classes that rarely go on sale, or expensive classes…

You may also want to try the previously mentioned CART10 $10 off coupon to see if it’s stackable with the Black Friday promotion. I do not know if it is or not…

Canon 50mm f1.8 STM with Filter Kit for $99

Prime time under $100 for Canon EF users! The good old 50mm f1.8 STM lens is now down to $99 at authorized Canon dealers and Adorama is including freebies, a 49mm Pro-Optic digital essentials kit (three filters and a case), along with a cap tether and a cleaning kit…

NewEgg 24 hour Thursday BF Ultimate sale

Fans of the NewEgg way of doing things, they have launched their 24 hour Thursday (Thanksgiving Day) Ultimate BF sale with 98 pages of offers, with each page having 36 offers. These are slightly too many for me to digest before they expire, even if I do nothing else πŸ™‚ So it is a YMMV DIY adventure πŸ™‚

They have one page with digital cameras [they are probably all international models ~ double check if interested] and they have two pages of camera accessories (memory cards, Neewers, etc)…

128GB Lexar CFexpress Type B for $160, Etc (by Fri 10am ET)

Another day has clocked in, so another set of Adorama daily deals, good until Friday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ 128GB Lexar Professional CFexpress Type B memory card for $160

+ Incase Eo Roller in Heather Gray color scheme for $50

+ Quasar Science Q-50X Crossfade Linear 50W Bi-Color LED Lamp, 4′ for $99, or 25W output for $70

+ AUDEZE iSINE 20 In-Ear Headphones for $299 in B-stock

Speaking of Adorama, they have also launched their customary CEO Picks of Black Friday with sixteen different products of different kinds… One of them is a 2-in-1, for $140 you get both the Tascam DR-40X audio recorder/interface (red color scheme) AND the AKG K-92 studio headphones…

25% off USED gear PURCHASES with COUPON at BorrowLenses

In addition to renting camera gear, Borrow Lenses also sells used gear direct to the consumer. If you want to buy used gear from their website, good until 12/7/20 at 11:59pm, coupon code BLACKFRIDAY2020 gets you 25% off used gear purchases at their website. The coupon cannot be used for rentals, only purchases of used gear…

Nikon MB-D16 Battery Grip for $137 [for Nikon D750]

Power on Wayne! The new condition Niokn MB-D16 battery grip (made for the Nikon D750) is currently on sale for a limited time for $137 with free US shipping at B&H Photo. This takes one EN-EL15 battery or six AA batteries… If you want to save more, it is available in USED condition for $75…

If you want to save even more, you can get the new condition Vello BG-N15 battery grip for $70 in new condition or $45 in USED condition

Thursday: Huion Graphics Tablets (10 options, $28 to $560)

Wacom is the most famous but not the only one making graphics tablets. Hiding among the Thursday Amazon USA Gold Box deals du jour is a sale on ten Huion Graphics Tablets with prices ranging from $28 to $560, with six of the options being under $60.

In other deal du jour action, there’s this Keurig K-Cafe Special Edition Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee, Latte and Cappuccino Maker going for $190 in nickel or $170 in charcoal. It averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 10,700+ customer reviews as of the time of writing…

Thursday: Big Storage Sale, WD, Sandisk, Seagate, PNY, LaCie, Synology, Etc

It’s a big storage sale at the Amazon USA Gold Box until Thursday 11/26/20 at 11:59pm pacific time [Happy Thanksgiving Day!]. So many sales that they are broken in two groups!

The WD/Sandisk group
A total of 24 options are participating in the WD and Sandisk sale with memory cards and internal and externals SSDs and HDDs! Up to three per item per customer at the sale price. Among others:

+ 512GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC for $120, TB for $270

+ 400GB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC for $60, 512GB for $80, 1TB for $183
+ 400GBGB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $40, 512GB for $64
+ 256GB Sandisk High Endurance microSDXC for $37.50

+ WD internal and external SSDs

+ WD external HDDs including Elements, MyPassport and MyPassport Ultra options

+ 8TB WD MyCloud EX2 NAS for $288
+ because all your clouds are belong to you!

+ ibi – The Smart Photo Manager (US version) for $80

+ too many to list individually, see them all HERE

The Other Storage Sale
28 storage options are participating in this The Other Storage sale including:

+ Synology NAS DiskStations

+ Seagate OneTouch, Backup Plus, and Expansion HDDs

+ various LaCie rugged external HDDs

+ Toshiba Canvio HDDs

+ Seagate IronWolf and Barracudas

+ Crucial and Kingston RAM

+ PNY, Lexar and Kingston microSDXCs

+ 512GB PNY Elite-X Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive for $70

+ too many items to list here individually, see them all HERE

Chromebook and Amazon Hardware time too!
Also on sale are four Chromebooks from $210 to $480, from Samsung, Acer and Lenova…

And then there’s the Fire Stick Lite (with Alexa) going for $18 with up to three per customer. You can get more than three with an Amazon Business account…

Lots of other Amazon Devices on sale as well including the latest Kindle Paperwhite (8GB storage, Wifi only, With Ads) for $85 or $110 with 32GB storage. The options without ads are $20 more [or you can remove the ads later after you use it if you find them annoying while in use – I personally don’t find the ereader ads annoying because they don’t play audio or video or animations, so they can’t irritate you the way internet ads can; plus I found a few good deals through them as well)…