Archives for October 2018

Wedn (B&H): DJI Mavic PRO, Aviator, Vello

Wednesday 10/24/18 is upon us and a new trio of B&H Photo daily deals has arrived until 11:59pm eastern as usual:

+ DJI Mavic PRO (Special Combo) for $799

+ Aviator Rocket Travel Slider base for $80

+ Vello Rapid Lens Changer for $40 in your choice of Canon, Sony or Nikon

Tuesday: partial Woot-OFF

Woot is having a partial Woot-OFF with three of their sub-Woots participating. Of camera/tech interest is the Clearance Woot-OFF, that’s the artist formerly known as Sellout. The other two participating sub-Woots are Gourmet and Shirts, so a good opportunity to pick up some creative shirts, especially if you are a Prime member since you get free shipping on Shirts [they are fairly lightweight and can be rolled up to burrito size, so they are easy and cheap to ship; thus the free Prime shipping benefit]…

Meanwhile it is Ninja day at the Amazon Gold Box where a trio of their household appliances are on sale, headlined by the $100 Coffee Bar Auto-IQ. If you don’t like coffee, you can use it as a lighting set-up challenge 🙂

Now shipping: Nissin i400 TTL Flash for $150 [C/N/S/X/m43]

B&H Photo has scored an exclusive and it is now shipping, it is the new condition Nissin i400 TTL Flash going for $150 each with free shipping in your choice of Sony, Nikon, M43rds, Fuji and Canon systems. I’m personally holding out for the Pentax Q option ^_^

Adorama’s Dare to Compare sale including LitePanels bundle, LG, Thinkpad

Adorama has launched another Dare to Compare sale featuring a handful of mirrorless camera bundles, and an assortment of other products including:

+ Litepanels Lykos 23W Bi-Color Flight Kit With Sand Bags for $1500
+ the sand bags ship empty for obvious reasons: 5 lbs is expensive to ship but sand is cheap/free 🙂

+ LG 27UD68-P 27″ 16:9 4K Ultra HD FreeSync IPS Monitor for $399

+ Thinkpad X1 laptop for $1199
+ 14″ FHD, i6-6600U (2.6 GHz), 8gB RAM, 512GB SSD, W10 PRO

Tue (B&H): K-Tek, TP Link, Phottix, LensCoat, Etc

Tuesday is upon us, and good until 11:59pm in the eastern time zone at the B&H Daily Deals they have brought back a couple of flash deals in addition to the daily deals:

+ K-Tek KE-110CCR Avalon Series Aluminum Boompole with Internal XLR Cable for $180

+ a couple of TP-Link smart Wi-fi products
+ speaking of networks, eight NetGear products are among the daily deals at Amazon Germany

+ ends 12pm ET: LENSCOAT 3 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level for $12
+ starts 12pm ET: Phottix Odin TCU TTL Flash Trigger Transmitter for Nikon

EU card deals: 32GB Sandisk Ultra SD 10e, 64GB Extreme PRO 24e, 128GB Samsung EVO Select 38e

For EU shoppers, Amazon Germany is offering the new condition 32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC card for 10 euro and Prime eligible. You can buy as many as you like. This is an old fashioned sale, not a “Angebote” (Gold Box) lightning deal. It is currently the best selling card at Amazon.de.

If you prefer something better/faster, the 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO goes for 24 euro, with up to three cards per customer at the sale price.

If you prefer a solid microSD card, the new condition Samsung Evo Select goes for 38~ euro. This too has a limit of up to three units per customer at the sale price.

The usual Prime Germany free shipping terms apply.

EU: Sony RX10 First Generation for 650 euro

The Sony RX10 Mark IV is the leader of the RX10 series but with a price that is not that far from 2000 (Euro or Dollars), one who loves the idea of the RX10* models but has a fiscally strict spouse-CFO may be interested in the original model, the first generation RX10, it is currently on sale in new condition for 650 euro by Amazon Germany itself with a maximum of two units per Amazon account at the sale price.

One could buy almost three of these for the price of one Mark IV with its 4K and bigger lens and speed-demon auto-focus and such…

EU residents pay no additional VAT/customers. Outside the EU, it depends on your location and situation…

40% off site-wide at CreativeLIVE

If you are a fan of CreativeLIVE, they are running another site-wide sale which offers 40% off the standard prices of their classes. There is no coupon code to enter – the price you see is the price you pay!

EU: Used Panasonic GF7 w/12-32 for 245 euro

European Union photographers! Grab your e-wallets! As of the time of writing, there is one unit of the Panasonic GF7 with 12-32mm (model DMC-GF7KEG-S) available in “Used – Good” condition for 245 euro by Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD) of Germany. This particular listing is sold and shipped by AWD, so you get the “sold-by-Amazon” benefits, including Prime delivery…

As long as you are in the European Union, you don’t pay any additional VAT/customs. Outside the EU, check with your local laws [or ask photographers in your region]…

If you are not familiar with how it looks when AWD is the seller, here’s a screenshot, annotated in orange with the areas of interest:

[DEAD] Mon: 20% off with Monoprice coupon [no minimum amount!]

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Mon (B&H): Manfrotto NitroTech N8/546B for $500, LG G6 for $250, SmallHD 502 for $899

Monday 10/22/18 is here – is your Halloween costume ready? Mine is always ready because I wear it every day 😉

Anyway, Monday is here and good until 11:59pm in the eastern time zone at the B&H Daily Deals you can get the high-ticket [compared to the typical day] C&P offerings:

+ Manfrotto NitroTech N8 video head with 546B PRO Tripod and mid-level spreader for $500

+ SmallHD 502 Bright On-Camera Monitor for $899

+ LG G6 H870 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, no contract, B&H (not USA) warranty) for $250

32GB Kingston Canvas Select microSD for $5

If you are looking for 32GB microSD memory cards of the Class 10 variety with a full-size SD adapter included [I just wonder how many of these the average smartphone power user has in a drawer somewhere], for a limited time, Amazon herself is offering the 32GB Kingston Canvas Select microSD card for $4.75 after a $0.25 clip-on coupon. You can buy as many as you like [this is not a lightning deal], however, the 25c off coupon only applies to the first unit. If you buy more than one, the subsequent units will be $5 each.

Note that they are Add-On items, so you must needs place a $25+ in eligible physical products (sold or fulfilled by Amazon herself – which is the majority of products offered over there]. You can get to this with six of these cards, or any combination of this card and any other eligible products.

PS (Music Recommendation): if you are a Prime member (or an Amazon Music Unlimited subscriber), and you are looking for some relaxing peaceful music for your Sunday activities, here is a Jazz Classics playlist on Amazon 🙂

Sun (Gold Box): eMart Lighting Gear (four options)

The Amazon Gold Box has a lighting plan for you! Good until Sunday at 11:59pm pacific time, one of the deals of the day is a sale of Emart Lighting Gear, with prices ranging from $24 to $48~. These are fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime members can get them in about two days. It includes a backdrop stand, umbrella kit, tabletop lighting and of course a softbox kit. You can buy as many as you like.

Typically these “fulfilled by Amazon” offers don’t sell out since they don’t have the name-brand recognition of the well-known camera and electronics manufacturers, but of course you never know. I may have jinxed them by merely saying this 🙂

PS: if you prefer to spend as little time as possible buying clothes, Amazon is having a sale on 30+ clothing items from their own Amazon Elements house brand with fairly reasonable prices considering some of them are multi-packs…

Sun (B&H): Tascam, Tiffen, Think Tank

Sunday is here and good until 11:59pm in the eastern time zone at the B&H Daily Deals you can get the following C&P offerings:

+ Tascam DR-40 handheld digital recorder for $130

+ Think Tank Photo Skin Body Bag for $20

+ Tiffen 35mm 0.65x wide converter lens for $3
+ yes, just three dollares!

DJI Osmo 4K with three freebies for $385

A limited time offer is currently running at Adorama! For $385, you get two freebies with the purchase of the new condition DJI Osmo 4K UHD 12MP Handheld Camera with 3-Axis Gimbal. The two freebies are included automatically by Adorama while this promotion is running: free two DJI intelligent batteries and free one DJI microphone! No coupons, no rebates; the free items are shown on the aforelinked page while this promotion is running…

Corel Software $20 each: Aftershot PRO 3, PSP X9, VS X9

Amazon is using Woot to conduct various “experiments in online shopping”, and among those is a Last Chance Sale that includes a trio of Corel related products, each going for $20 with free shipping for Prime members, or $5 flat for non-members:

+ Aftershot PRO 3
+ Paintshop PRO X9
+ VideoStudio X9
+ up to ten of each option per customer

Per the Woot product pages, these are delivered as “Key Cards” in the mail…

PS: speaking of Woot, their Computers Garage sale including the refurbished 6″ Kindle Oasis e-reader with Wifi and free AT&T 3G for $150 but with a 90-day Woot warranty, not the Amazon 1-year refurbished warranty. This sale also features low capacity SSDs for $20 to $25 [if you need them for experimentation or just for a specific app/purpose]… The Garage sales work in mysterious ways at Woot ^_^….

Weekend (B&H): Vello TTL Rod, Vanguard PH-32 panhead

As usual, the Friday B&H Daily Deals last for 48 hours (instead of the usual 24), ending on Saturday at 11:59pm ET [or earlier if any of them sell out]. Of the three, there are two C&P items (Camera & Photo):

+ Vanguard PH-32 panhead for $50

+ Vello Flexible TTL Rod for $25 in your choice of Canon or Nikon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

As of a 10/22/18 re-check, these are sold out in USED condition…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday Reading is Fundamental with $95 recertified Kindle Voyage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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