Archives for November 2018

Top 100 Adorama Black Friday deals

If you don’t want to go through long listings, Adorama has put together their Top 100 Black Friday deals page in an easy to browse down-scrolling page… On the other hand if you prefer to check as many offers as possible, they also have a page with all their BF 2018 deals, over 3500 of them. Of course you don’t have to go through them all, you can use the left-hand side of their website to filter them by brands or product categories of interest…

Last Call: Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 Aluminum-Alloy Tripod Kit with SBH-100 Ball Head for $110

In other last call action, you have later today on Black Friday to get the new condition Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 Aluminum-Alloy Tripod Kit with SBH-100 Ball Head for $110 with free shipping and handling… For more action, check the B&H Black Friday 2018 offerings…

Last Call (ends Fri 4:30pm ET): Apple 13.3″ MacBook Pro (Mid 2018) for $1899

This is a last call alert. Some of the B&H offers ends at 4:30pm ET today, as B&H closes as usual Friday PM through Saturday PM. Among the last call offers is the new condition Apple 13.3″ MacBook Pro (Mid 2018, Space Gray) going for $1899 with free shipping. This is a 2.3 GHz i5 Quad-Core, 16GB of 2133 MHz RAM, 512GB SSD, 13.3″ 2560 x 1600 Retina, Intel Iris Plus 655, True Tone, 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, Touch Bar, Touch ID Sensor, 4x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) Ports, etc.

Oben LH-2510 Leveling Base Head for $70

On the utilitarian front of the B&H BF 2018 offers they are offering the new condition Oben LH-2510 Leveling Base Head for $70 with free shipping and handling.

Imported Fuji X-T2 body only for $880 [w/18-55 for $1200] {MD}

The shopping website that is Massdrop has launched their very own Black Friday sales. OF camera and photo interest, they are offering the new condition Fuji X-T2 body ohly for $880. You can optionally add the 18-55mm f2.8-4 R XF OIS LM lens for $320 more [$1200 total].

NOTE that there is no mention of warranty in the listing, so assume this is an imported/grey-market with no warranty. Orders will be shipped in mid-December 2018 from Massdrop. There’s no option for expedited shipping.

In comparison, in new condition at authorized dealers the X-T2 body only goes for $1100, such as B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon. So that’s a difference of $220.

At the aforementioned places, the X-T2 with 18-55 kit goes for $1500, versus $1200 of Massdrop.

Black Friday Woot-OFF has began!

The promised Black Friday Woot-OFF has began at the Clearance/Sellout sub-Woot. The official run time of this BF Woot-off is 8am to 10pm central time. The usual terms apply, items change/rotate and you pay a flat shipping fee for everything you buy during the calendar day. If you are a Prime member, and login with your Prime Amazon account, you get free shipping on most things.

The only things that don’t get free shipping are items that are shipped outside the Woot/Amazon ecosystem, such as Shirts and Gourment. But even so, some of the Shirts/Gourmet items may have free shipping on their own on occasion.

Canon D-Rebel T6 w/18-55 and $105 Kohls Cash for $400 [or buy filler item for $15 more Kohls Cash]

This offer is primarily of interest to fans of the KOHLS department stores, or anyone who does not object to shopping there to spend the rewards. For this offer, you must be part of the KOHLS rewards program or be willing to join it. It is free to join.

The offer is this. For every $50 you purchase, you earn $15 in Kohls rewards. Despite the name “Kohl’s Cash” this is not real cash, but virtual money you can spend sort of like cash at Kohls stores. Thus if you are a regular shopper there, it’s a good deal.

Which brings us to the Canon D-Rebel T6 w/18-55 which sells for $399.99. As it is, it earns $105 in Kohls rewards. But if you add any filler item priced $0.01+, your total goes to $400+, thus you earn an additional $15 in Kohls rewards. Kohls sells a gazillion of things, including many small trinkets, so it shouldn’t be hard to find some little thing to add.

So for Kohls Rewards members, this is sort of like paying $280 for this DSLR kit ~ again, assuming you have no problem spending the Kohls rewards on things you want/need. Between rewards and coupons and special promotions, you can get some really good deals at Kohls – if you have the time/energy/interest to chase these things ~ the chances of which increase if you are reading this sentence!

PRO TIP: you can rinse and repeat this type of a promotion with any other camera of interest that is carried by Kohls. Kohls is no B&H, so selection is pretty limited, eg popular instant cameras, basic P&S, etc…

Sigma Lenses Instant Savings [119 options]

If you are a fan of Sigma lenses, a total of 119 options are participating in the latest Sigma Lenses Instant Savings promotion that is part of the ever-growing B&H Black Friday sale for 2018. A mix of DSLR and mirrorless system lenses are available. Some of the lenses come with freebies (eg lens docks). Some of the lenses earn promotional rewards that can be used in future purchases at B&H…

NOTE that this is 119 options, not 119 different/unique lenses. For example if fictitious lens 5mm f0.005 is available in ten different mounts, it will appear as ten options under the above listings…

PS: and before you say 5mm f0.005 cannot be done, check the camera store at the Reptilian Mothership above the Equator πŸ˜‰

SLR Magic 8mm f4 for $129 [m43]

Budget prime time for Micro Four Thirds shooters now! The new condition SLR Magic 8mm f4 lens is currently on sale for $129 at B&H Photo as part of their SLR Magic sale and also at Adorama… You see, Canon and Nikon don’t have all the lenses πŸ™‚

Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-Q Smartphone Gimbal for $70

And now something for the smart-o-graphers at the B&H Black Friday 2018 deals, good until Sunday night you can get the new condition Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-Q Smartphone Gimbal for $70 with free shipping AND a bonus item, the Dracast Camlux Mini LED Phone Light…

UPDATE:Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for $349 with free shipping and 2% promotional rewards (about $7 to be spend in future B&H purchases)…

REMINDER: B&H Photo is closing as usual between Friday PM and Saturday PM, so keep that in mind while you plan out your Black Friday and Cyber Monday purchases!

With Extras: Olympus TG-5 elementproof for $379 [also: Fuji XP120 for $109]

Element-proof cameras have survived the smartphone onslaught despite an increase in IP-something proof-something in smartphones. During this Black-Cyber 5-day weekend, the Olympus TG-5 elementproof is going for $380 with freebies at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself (no freebies, but 5% Prime credit card cashback).

Speaking of this genre of courses, the more entry-level Fuji XP120 is currently going for #$109 with freebies at B&H Photo and Adorama

Amazon USA Black Friday Gold Box is READY!

And now it’s Black Friday in the pacific time zone and the Amazon USA Gold Box is loaded with offers; not the stingy offers of most other days πŸ™‚ It is so big it even has a second page

+ HP Envy 6252 AiO Inkjet Wireless Photo printer for $50 (limit two per customer)

+ YI Lite Action camera with Sony sensor for $70 [limit one per customer]

+ Seagate Storage sale featuring external hard drives, SSDs, NAS (16 options; $40 to $350)

+ Chromebook sale from ASUS, Acer and Lenovo (8 options; from $119 to $499)
+ YES, a $119 ASUS Chromebook (one per customer; 11.6″ ruggerized, water resistant, 180 degree, Celery, 4GB RAM, 16GB storage, etc)
+ Google is “data creepy” but Chromebooks are so much nicer to use for browsing without that hideous Windows Update pestilence

+ 20% off ASUS products including computer monitors [and a 15.6″ $110 protable one], routers, DDR4, graphics cards, etc [19 options; $16 to $450)

+ Hisense 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV 65H9080E (2018) for $500
+ Sony 4K UltraHD TVs for $998 to $2998

+ Computer Gaming sale with laptops, desktops, monitors, accessories, components, etc from ASUS, MSI, HP Omen, CyberPower PC, Dell/Alienware, Sceptre, BenQ, WD, EVGA, Corsair, Logitech, iBuyPower, etc [45 options; $40 to $1800]

+ refurbished Apple MacBook PROs (four options, $1550 to $1750)

+ budget small Windows laptops: $150 EVOO, $220 ASUS Flip Vivobook

+ 150 Kindle best sellers starting at 99c; a good way to load up your Kindle with a year’s worth of readings πŸ™‚

+ Anker Power Banks (3 options; $20 to $38)
+ this is a subset of the Anker offers at Amazon Germany

+ AmazonBasics Chairs and Desks (22 options; $35 to $519)

+ Blue Yeti USB microphones for $89 (various colors)

+ also TP Link networking, smart home products, Steelseries Arctic gaming headsets, Taotronics and Flexispot standing desks, YI security cameras, H&R Block tax software [never too early to start IF you are getting a refund], etc

+ also lots of watches and luxury watches, Adidas, tires (!), furniture/bedding, Philips Hue and Sonicare, Samsonite, kitchen appliances, $80 Ninja blender, DeWalt tools, games/toys, Keurig, Harry Potter, Kenmore W/D, etc

Best Buy launches Black Friday offerings

Against all odds mayhaps Best Buy managed to survive the internet commerce, in spite and despite of themselves mayhaps πŸ™‚

Which brings us to the numerous Best Buy Black Friday offers. Their B&M stores are open until 1am local time on Friday (from the Thursday opening), and open properly on Black Friday actual between 8am and 10pm local time. Some local/regional stores may have different schedules so check before going if you are not certain.

You can keep scrolling on their ever-scrolling BF page to see various offers, or you can use the various jump-off points to go to the categories of interest, por examplos the Cameras and Camcorders page

Friday (Prime members): Spend $25+ at Woot, Get $10 off Future

This is a benefit for Prime members only at the Woot website for Friday, aka Black Friday. This Prime-only promotion is a two-step:

+ Step #1: spend $25+ in a single order (excluding Shirts and Gourmet) during Black Friday on Woot
+ Step #2: if so, you will receive a coupon via email that gets you $10 off a purchase of $25+ at Woot between 11/26 and 12/1
+ Prime members only

Black Friday at Amazon Germany: Canon and Sony cameras, Action Cams, Surface PRO, Galaxy S8, S7, Huawei P20, Etc

Amazon Germany has launched their own Black Friday specials, and they are using a slightly different approach than the Amazon USA mothership. For example, the Germany Gold Box will have new offers every five minutes. If you prefer a different view of the offers, this is their other Gold Box view.

Of the new-deals-every-five-minutes I know nothing Jon Snow, but among the daily deals running all day Friday:

+ Canon APS-C camera sale with EOS 2000D with lens for $298, along with offers for the 200D, 77D, and the 80D

+ Sony cameras and lenses including the RX10 III for 999, a6300 with 16-50 for 588, 55-210 APS-C OSS for $199, 16-70/4 OSS Zeiss for 719, 50/1.8 for 159, 28/2 for 339 and more

+ Action Cameras from Sony, Parrot, Ricoh, GoPRO, Nikon Mission and a couple of good old camcorders thrown in for good measure
+ and some budget brand action cams

+ Microsoft Surface with PRO (12.3″, i5, 8GB, 128GB, W10 PRO) with Type Cover for 799

+ Samsung Galaxy smartphone sale including Galaxy S8 for 359, and Galaxy S7 for 259
+ Huaweii smartphone sale including P20 bundle for 399 euro
+ Honor smartphone sale including Honor 10 for 279, Honor 9 Lite for 129 euro
+ Sony XZ2 Compact for $430, XZ2 for 445

+ Samsung and Seagate storage including 128GB Samsung EVO select microSDXC for 30 euro, 32GB for 9, etc; also various Seagate and Samsung SSDs, and Seagate hard drives

+ also samsung UHD TVs, 50% off select laptops , various tech items, computer monitors and even whisky

+ Anker Power Banks – lots of options, from 17 to 45 euro; I have one of their previous generation non-QC models and they are pretty solid

+ Amazon Basics sale including 127cm tripod for 13 euro, DSLR backpack for 20 euro, orange general purpose backpack for 10, camera hiking backpack for 56, professional tripod for 55, and mo(i)re…

60% off at CreativeLIVE

Black Friday is here at Creative LIVE where they offer 60% off everything. The price you see is the price you pay. There’s no coupon code needed to enter to get the discount. This is a limited time offer…

KEH Camera Black Friday coupon: 15% off cameras/lenses, 35% off accessories [most things]

KEH Camera has just launched their Black Friday coupon promotion! Coupon code BLFR11A gets you 15% off site-wide and 35% off accessories. If you are not certain whether something qualifies as an accessory (35% off) or camera/lens (15% off), their shopping cart is (obviously) the ultimate decider…

As always, there are exceptions and restrictions. Leica products are NOT eligible. Products in NEW condition are NOT eligible [for obvious reasons]. Items in “Like New” condition are also NOT eligible…

This promotion is running until 11/25/18, it’s a three-day coupon promotion so there’s plenty of time to plan and ponder and such. Unless something’s available in small quantities and may disappear quickly. So planning ahead can pay off in terms of savings and also in terms of finding what you want/need in-stock…

Free shipping on orders of $49+ as usual…

Fuji Instax Mini 70 Instant Camera with 10 Exposures for $40

An instant camera doorbuster at B&H Photo, for a limited time only, for $40 with free shipping you can get the new condition Fuji INSTAX Mini 70 Instant Film Camera in the gold color scheme. It also includes a 10-pack of exposures (NYC first edition).

With the continuing popularity of instant cameras, Fuji mayhaps should consider launching an interchangeable lens instant camera system? #Sarcasm or #Opportunity? πŸ™‚

Monoprice Black Friday includes 28″ Monitor for $200

The Monoprice website has launched their BF 2018 specials as well including a couple of house-brand MP-series computer monitors with free standard US shipping included:

+ Monoprice MP 28in 4K UHD Monitor for $200

+ Monoprice MP 32in QHD Monitor for $250

Don’t forget they are also running their two-parter promotion, spend $100+ by 12/2, get a coupon for $25 off $50+ to spend on 12/5 through 12/31/18. Restrictions and limitations apply – check their website for details.

They also have a clearance and overstock sale in progress, and their dedicated Black Friday sales page…

Sony a7 II body with FE 28-70/3.5-5.6 OSS for $998

The year is 2018 and now you can get “take pictures with” full frame camera kits for $1000! At the start of the century, at a very influential PMA trade show [I forgot the exact year – 2002?], we were all getting excited because APS-C DSLR body onlies could be had for under $2500 πŸ™‚

Good for a limited time only, during the Black Friday festivities, you can get the Sony a7 II full frame mirrorless camera with the 28-70 f3.5-5.6 OSS FE lens for $998 with free shipping at select Sony dealers:

+ at B&H Photo you also get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO and a camera bag

+ at Adorama you get all kinds of free accessories including a 32GB Extreme SD

+ at Amazon you get no freebies but if you pay with a Prime credit card you get 5% back (that’s $50~ to your credit card statement or cashback balance)

If you don’t want/need the 28-70 lens, the body only goes for $898. The lens currently goes for $400 on its own, so even if you don’t need the lens, you can sell/trade it or gift it.

Adorama launches CEO exclusive Black Friday Deals

Adorama has announced a CEO exclusive Black Friday deals, an email from the company’s CEO with handpicked deals including:

+ Canon 5D IV body bundle for $2799 after MIR
+ Nikon D3500 two-lens kit with extras for $497
+ Sony a6000 w/16-50 with extras for $448
+ Panasonic FZ1000 with lots of extras for $498

+ Vanguard ALTA PRO 2+ 264AT 4-Section Aluminum Tripod Gray W/Alta PH-32 Pan Head with freebie for $170
+ Flashpoint XPLOR 600 TTL Exclusive Kit for $749
+ Westcott 7′ Parabolic Umbrella 3 Pack Bundle for $199
+ 3Pod V3AH Aluminum Tripod with QR 2-Way Pan Head for $80

+ 2pk Lexar 64GB Professional UHS-II U3 SDXC for $50
+ Dell Inspiron 15.6″ 4K Gaming Notebook (i7-7700HQ, 16GB, 512GB SSD+1TB HDD, W10H) for $1200

Groupon launches Black Friday sales

Groupon too has launched their Black Friday sales including some action on the instant cameras and action camera fronts along with technology, goods, photo print offers [under LOCAL deals] and more! They also have their own deals of the day.

Fri/Sat (B&H): MacBook, Manfrotto, Zhiyun, Etc [PRICES CORRECTED!]

UPDATE: the prices have been corrected for Manfrotto and Zhigun. In the original post, they were their pre-sale prices…

Friday is here in the Eastern Time zone. It happens to be Black Friday BUT it is also yet another calendar day which means a new round of B&H Photo Daily Deals. Being a Friday, these means these offers are running until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out).

+ Manfrotto Windsor Explorer bag for $30
+ Zhigun Crane-2 3-Axis Stabilizer with Follow Focus for $450 or dual handle for $550
+ Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Mid 2017) from $1699 to $2399
+ also Apple Watches, M-Audio speakers, TP-Link

+ flash sale ends Friday 6am ET: Peak Design CL-2 Clutch Camera Hand-Strap for $27

Black Friday Deals at Dell Home

Dell is running their share of Black Friday Deals including a $200 2-in-1 Chromebook with 4GB RAM, 11.6″ and Celery. In addition to the usual parade of laptops and desktops, they have monitor sales (including UltraSharp and gaming), along with TVs, gaming consoles, Electronics and more.

For fans of hourly doorbusters, starting at 10am eastern time on Black Friday they will be launching hourly specials. Their email also promises that a $120 laptop will materialize during those. There’s already a 4150 Chromebook running.

Black Friday Sale at DiscountMags

DiscountMAGS has launched their Black Friday sale featuring a variety of magazines. Of direct photography interest:

+ Outdoor Photographer or Digital Photo for $4.25 per magazine per year
+ Digital Photo PRO or Videomaker for $6.50 per magazine per year
+ various six degrees of separation magazines also available (sports, fashion, bridal, nature, food, etc)

Offers can be used for new subscriptions, gift subscriptions and renewals too. These are NOT auto-renewing subscriptions. They ship to US addresses. These are printed magazines, not digital subs.

Imported Canon EOS R body w/1-YR seller W for $1980

More eBay Deals action, this time of the imported/grey-market kind. eBay seller Deals-All-Year (99.7%) is offering the new condition imported grey-market Canon EOS R body only for $1980 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from the seller… In new condition at authorized dealers this goes for $2300…

Refurbished GoPRO HERO5 Black w/1-YR W for $150

Among the latest eBay Deals which have a Black Friday flavor of course you can get the manufacturer refurbished GO PRO HERO5 Black action camera for $150 with free shipping and a 1-year warranty from GoPRO. Up to five per customer at the sale price. This is sold by the official GoPRO eBay store. Nearly 1000 units have been sold so far.

Manfrotto 190Go Aluminum Tripod + Lowepro 450AW Backpack for $190

Among the latest B&H Black Friday deals you can get this Manfrotto Combo Meal for $190 with free shipping. The combo meal is the Manfrotto 190go! Aluminum Tripod with the Lowepro ProTactic 450 AW Camera. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout…

Heads Up: Black Friday Woot-OFF starts Friday 8am Central

Heads up! There will be a special Black Friday Woot-OFF at the Woot website starting at 8am central time on actual Black Friday and running until 10pm central time of that day. This per the Woot email teaser…

35% off AdoramaPIX with limited time coupon

For a limited time, coupon code EMTHANKS25 gets you 35% off all products at the AdoramaPIX website. Free shipping on orders over $49.

In another limited time offer, coupon code THNKSWD80 gets you 4×6 inch wood prints for $4 each with up to five per customer at the sale price.

Canon USA store Black Friday sales

The East Coast is less than 12 hours away from actual Black Friday, so things are heating up some more in terms of deals. The weather that’s another story. The official Canon USA store is running its own special offer, in their own ever-so-confusing website.

These are their refurbished camera sales (DSLRs and mirrorless) with 57 options available… They also have two refurbished lens sales, Sale #1 has 14 options, while Sale #2 has four options…

50% off everything at DXO

Adobe is not everything! Many and more others are making photography related apps. One such is DXO, the new proud owner of the Nik Collection. And as part of the Black Friday festivities, they are offering 50% off everything at the DXO online shop. No coupon is needed ~ the price you see is the price you pay…

HostGator early Black Friday deals live

If you are looking for some budget web-hosting, Host Gator has launched some of their early Black Friday deals. With these type of services, you get the better bang for the buck with 3-year prepaid services. We used Hostgator for a number of the Noisy blogs back when there were many and more πŸ™‚

And starting on Black Friday are various Name Cheap hosting deals. This blog is now hosted by NameCheap.

Black Friday deals live at B&H

B&H Photo has just launched their Black Friday deals. Check the various categories and sub-categories for products and subjects of interest. More details on these later today!

KEH Camera doubles warranty from 180 to 365 days until 12/31/18

I haven’t mentioned this yet this year, so it’s a good time to mention it πŸ™‚ Good until 12/31/18, KEH Camera is doubling their warranty from their usual 180 days to 365 days. This is a pretty good warranty duration for a USED product, in many times matching a new condition product. And KEH is a reliable place for fixing cameras to boot.

Only products that were previously eligible for a 180-day warranty are getting the 365-day warranty. Products that are “AS IS” are/were not eligible for any warranty. Products in conditions between “BGN” (bargain) and “LN” (Like New”) ARE eligible for the warranty. Details at the Warranty page

This happens automatically. There is no coupon code to enter. You are simply eligible for it based on the date of your purchase…

I don’t remember when this promotion began for the 2018 holiday shopping season. If you made a purchase before today that happened during the 365-day warranty window, you automatically get the 365-day warranty.

NewEgg reloads their Black Friday sale

NewEGG has reloaded their on-going Black Friday sale with many more products added. You can use the various categories on the left hand side to zero-down on products of interest, or browse the good old fashioned way… Their camera section is rather anemic unless you are a fan of Fuji instant film cameras, there are plenty of those…

Target launches Black Friday doorbusters

We are less than 16 hours away from the actual Black Friday 2018 “arriving” at the East Coast [unless you are a time traveler or a Time Lord with a sonic screwdriver], and the retailers are rushing to out-launch each other. Target has launched now over 400 Black Friday doorbusters. YMMV as I can’t check them all. I wish I was multi-threaded with dozens of i7 octacores ^_^

These are their Camera and Photo offers page featuring digital and of course instant cameras…

Doorbuster: Monoprice 10,000 mAh powerbank for $13 w/FS

A bit of a budget doorbuster from the Monoprice website, you can get the new condition Monoprice Select Series PowerBank of 10,000 mAh (a respectable amount) for just $13.22 with free standard US shipping. Limit up to twenty units per customer at the sale price. It averages 4.5 out of 5 based on nearly 600 customer reviews.

Up to 60% off at CreativeLIVE

CreativeLIVE is back with another sale on their website. This time the sale is up to 60% off. The price you see is the price you pay. There is no coupon to enter. Classes are discounted up to 60% off but I do not know how the percentages are determined…

B&N website: 20% off orders of $40+

Good until Sunday 11/25/18, coupon code BLKFRIDAY gets you 20% off orders of $40+ at the Barnes and Noble website.

On the other hand, if you only need one item, there is a B&M-only coupon you can print from their website that gets you 25% off one item at their B&M B&N stores.

In other action, they offer 50% off select Collectible and Gift books. No coupon is needed for this offer, the price you see is the price you pay.

Thur: Sandisk Sale, Choice Laptops, GoT, Etc

Happy Thanksgiving in the Pacific time zone as well with the Thursday round of the Amazon USA Gold Box offerings. More than usual offers, as it is often the case during the BF/CM week, with the following potentially interesting items:

+ Sandisk Storage Sale including:
++ 128GB Extreme SDXC for $30, 64GB for $18, 32GB for $11
++ 64GB Ultra microSDXC for $11.49, 128GB for $20
++ 400GB Ultra microSDXC for $80
++ various kinds of USB flash drives
++ many WD external hard drives, along with some from G-Tech and a couple of Sandisk SSDs

+ Amazon Choice Laptops, AiOs and Desktop from Acer, ASUS, Dell, from $300 to $700 (nine options)

+ Game Of Thrones Seasons 1-7 Set for $75 in BluRay + Digital and $70 in DVD
+ Season 8 starts April 2019, plenty of time to catch up a few times over πŸ™‚

+ various other things, clothing, magazines, tea/coffee, kitchen, Lionel trains, Norton, car diagnostic tool, etc

3Legged Thing Punks sale: Travis $140, Corey $150, Billy $200

Massdrop is running a Thanksgiving Day sale and among the items offered is the 3 Legged Thing Punks tripods with three models featured: the Billy for $200, the Black Corey for $150 and the Black Travis for $140. They come with a 5-year warranty. The offers will ship in mid December from Massdrop.

Punks have come a long way since the 70s, they even have tripods now πŸ˜‰ Anarchy in the exposure triangle!

B&M (NoCal) [starts Friday]: 128GB Samsung EVO Plus microSD for $15

This starts on Friday, the actual Black Friday!

This is a brick and mortar offer! If you are in Northern California or happen to be traveling there for work/etc, the Central Computers stores have a B&M doorbuster: the 128GB Samsung EVO Plus microSDXC card for $15. Limit two per customer, so if you need more, be sure to keep a few disguises ready in your car πŸ˜‰

PS: these are the rest of their Black Friday offers

Canon 5D IV with 24-105/4L IS II and Pixma PRO 100 and BG-E20 Grip and Extras for $3449 after MIR and coupon

For a limited time, coupon code CAJYHRGXV gets you this Canon 5D Mark IV with 24-105mm bundle for $3449 after a $350 mail-in rebate (prepaid AMEX gift card) at Adorama. The bundle includes:

+ Canon 5D Mark IV with 24-105mm f4L IS II
+ Pixma PRO 100 printer with trusty sidekick 50pk photo paper
+ Canon BG-E20 battery grip
+ 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC
+ extra Canon battery
+ a vial with tears of Nikon [okay, this is NOT included!]

Speaking of Adorama, they have a variety of other Canon DSLR + Grip bundles and other Canon-related camera offers…

For more action, featuring most of the major photography brands, check the nicely organized Adorama Black Friday sale

Thur (B&H): Datacolor Spyder5, Manfrotto, MacBook, Etc

Happy Thanksgiving in the Eastern time zone! And with the new day, we have the new Thursday B&H Photo daily deals as follows:

+ DAtacolor Spyder5PRO Display Calibration System for $90
+ DAtacolor Spyder5ELITE Display Calibration System for $140

+ Manfrotto Befree Live Video Tripod Kit with Case for $150

+ ASUS VP239H-P 23″ 16:9 IPS Monitor for $90

+ LENOVO 15.6″ Legion Y7000 Notebook for $1299
+ 2.2 GHz i7-8750H Six-Core, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, 15.6″ 1920 x 1080 144 Hz IPS, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5), etc
+ with FREE Intel Adobe Creative Bundle

+ 13.3″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Mid 2017, Space Gray) for $1449 (i5, 8GB) to $1899 (i7, 16GB)

+ BOSE Soundsport earphones for $50

+ flash sale: ends 9am ET: HP ENVY 5010 All-in-One Printer for $90

20% off many things at Rakuten with coupon

For a limited time, coupon code BF20 get you 20% off near site-wide at the Rakuten website. Note that, as always, restrictions and exclusions apply to the use of the coupon. Check their website for details.

Thur (EU): Canon and Olympus cameras, Sony Xperia, Etc

Thursday has arrive for the Amazon Germany Gold Box and these are some of the potentially interesting offerings running for the day:

+ Canon and Olympus camera sale:
+ Olympus E-PL8 with 14-42 pancake for 400 euro
+ Canon m100 with 15-45 for 269
+ Canon M6 with 14-45 for 584
+ most of the Canon G-series rawsumers
+ many of the SX-series superzooms
+ Sony HX90 superzoom for 239

+ Sony Xperia smartphones in multiple colors: XZ1 for 199 to 240 euro, XA2 Ultra for 270

Joby GorillaPod Action Video Tripod for $16

Another price-matching domino effect. The new condition Joby GorillaPod Action Video Tripod is currently going for $16 at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon itself (up to five per customer at the sale price)….

Canon SL2 with 18-55mm for $550

On the more compact DSLR front, the new condition Canon SL2 with the 18-55 lens is currently on sale for a limited time for $550 with free shipping by Amazon itself with up to five kits per customer at the same price. This currently goes for $600.

However, if you don’t need the 18-55 lens, the SL2 body only goes for $500 with freebies at places like B&H Photo and Adorama….

PARROT BEBOP 2 FPV for $300 w/free Express S&H

The Parrot USA store has launched an early Black Friday deal, they are offering the new condition PARROT BEBOP 2 FPV drone for $299 with free US Express shipping. No coupon code is needed, the price you see is the price you pay.