Archives for 2019

Sunday: Performance Graphics Cards (31 options)

If you are looking for graphics cards, the Sunday Woot Computers deal of the day is a big sale on Performance Graphics cards with 31 options participating with prices ranging from $130 to $780 from MSI, ASUS, Gigabyte, and EVGA. Warranty varies by manufacturer ~ as usual check each individual listing for the pertinent details (condition, what’s include, warranty, description, etc). Sale ends at 11:59pm central (Texas) time on Sunday 9/15/19 [yes, September is half over already ~ Black Friday is coming Ned, I can feel it in my bones) or earlier for any that may manage to sell out ahead of their designated expiration time…

UPDATE: speaking of sales ending tonite, coupon code SAVE20 gets you 20% off select Clearance items at Groupon Goods.

UPDATE #2: the second to last day of the Amazon Germany End of Summer sale includes among many others:

+ XP-Pen graphics tablets from 21 to 418 euro (12 options)
+ more coffee machines (capsule type)
+ Honor and Samsung sub-250-euro smartphones
+ various UGREEN cables
+ Potensic drones (six options, 37 to 236 euro)

Sunday: Pentax 8×21, Manfrotto, MSQ6 QR Adapter w/plate, Etc

Sunday is here, rejoice with four new B&H dailies running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if and only if they get sold out):

+ ManFrotto MSQ6 Quick Release Adapter with Plate for $30~

+ PenTax 8×21 UCF R Binocular for $35

+ SMK-Link 3-Port USB 3.0 Type-A Hub with HDMI Port & USB Type-C Connector (White) for $12

+ Setton Bros 13″ Wool Felt Sleeve for MacBook (Gray) for $5

Sat (EU): Nikon D5600 body only for 455 euro

On the Amazon Germany front, as part of their end of summer daily deals, they are offering the new condition Nikon D5600 body only for 455 euro with free shipping for Prime members in Germany and Austria. Limit one per customer.

Also part of the amazon.de gold box offers is a sale on various Holy Stone drone bundles with prices ranging from 28 to 224 euro with nine options available.

Meanwhile on the Amazon USA front, as part of the Kindle daily deals, you can get the “Under the Northern Lights” ebook by S.C Stephens for $1.99 [ebook is also part of Kindle Unlimited, so you can read it for free if a member]. Of interest here because the protagonist is a wild life photographer [you can “Look Inside” and/or get a Kindle sample if curious]:

“Mallory Reynolds is a driven woman fueled by her passion for photographing wild animals in remote locations. Every year she makes a trek deep into Alaska, but this time the unthinkable happens: she crash-lands after her plane stalls out in a storm. Injured, vulnerable, and threatened by the very creatures she loves…”

KEH Overstock sale: 15% to 20% off [ends 9/14pm]

Broken clocks and Ned Stark are guaranteed to be correct at least once per day/season, and Ned is right, winter is coming, so KEH Camera is launching their End of Summer Overstock sale. Enter coupon code SUM9A to get a discount of 15% or 20% off on products participating in the Overstock sale. Sale ends 9/14/19 at 11:59pm ET.

AS usual, there are exclusions and restrictions. No Leica-branded products, no NEW condition, no “Used – Like New”.

Minolta InstaPix 2 in 1 Bluetooth Camera and Printer for $110

Nothing lasts forever they say, but in the Walking Dead era, nothing stays dead forever either! Minolta (the brand name at least) is back with a camera! And it is the current Adorama “snapshot deal” which typically lasts for 24 hours or less. The sale is this [this phrase I picked up after all the repetition in Neil Gaiman’s American Gods [later adapted as a TV series on Starz]): the new condition Minolta InstaPix 2-in-1 Bluetooth Camera and Printer going for $110 with free US shipping for a limited time only. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout while this limited-time promotion is running. You also earn 1% promotional rewards [free to join if you wish].

Speaking of Adorama, their latest deals and instant rebate offers number in the 5000+, so if you don’t have a wall-size screen [and the necessary time] to scroll through them all, you can filter them by manufacturer, price, product category, etc using the various options over there…

PS: this is indeed the first Minolta deal posted here since October 2014 when we moved this blog to WordPress. Wow, five years already ๐Ÿ™‚

Friday (EU): Ten Samyang Primes, Seven Tamron Zooms, 20+ Printers, Panasonic GX800 w/12-32, Etc

And now something with the pre-Brexit sufferers! Among the Friday Amazon Germany gold-box deals du jour there is a Tamron and Samyang lens sale with a number of Rollei-branded camera accessories (including one action cam and a 3-axis gimbal] on sale as well as a lone camera, the Panasonic GX800 with 12-32mm going for 320 euro. There’s also a few Panasonic camcorders.

The lenses are too many to list here individually, there’s ten Samyang primes, seven Tamron zooms [maybe they divided the lens turf for this daily deal], and there’s a Wallimex 14mm f2.8 for 259 euro hiding in their mix.

When you scroll further into the amazon.de gold box you will also find a big printer sale. Again too many to list here individually, there are over 20 printers from different brands (Canon, HP, Epson, Kyocera [lasers]) along with various inks and photo-papers. Some of the options are bundles of the above.

Friday: 5TB Seagate Backup Plus External HDD for $100 AC

The megapixels won’t automatically fully-backup [at least not with current technology], so secondary and tertiary and quadrangular and cingulangular backups are in need. Which brings us to the headliner of the NewEgg daily deals for Friday [it’s Friday already???] September Lucky-13 in 2019, the new condition 5TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable External Hard Drive (model STHP5000400, USB 3.0 ~ not sure anyone is still selling USB 2.0 anymore?) with a 1-year Mylio Create and a 2-month Adobe CC Photography plan, all together for $100 with free US shipping using coupon code 99RXP8 over there. This is sold and shipped by NuevoHuevo itself, not marketplace sellers.

PS: some of the words in this post may not be real [yet]

Weekend (B&H): ONA Brixton Messenger, Vello Bubble Levels

Friday is here and that means, among many other things, that the B&H dailies last until Saturday at 11:59pm ET BUT B&H is closed with regards to placing orders of any kind between Friday PM and Saturday PM [check their website for the exact times]. This four pack is:

+ ONA Brixton Camera/Laptop Messenger Bag (Leather, Black) for $199
+ I must say, it looks very stylish and this is coming from a digital-hippy ๐Ÿ˜‰

+ ChargeWorx Magnetic Mount Kit for $10

+ TasCam TM-ST1 Mid-Side Stereo Microphone for $15

+ Vello Bubble Level for $6 to $10 (four options with different numbers of axises (okay axes (okay axis) ) )

Pre-order new 10.2-inch iPads starting at $329

A sign perhaps of Apple’s need to drive more sales among the “mere mortals”, this week saw the first official live-stream of a big Apple event in the modern era on YouTube and this was backed up by a Tim Cook statistics on the iPad ~ a lot of the iPad users are new and non-iPhone users, the iPad is bringing fresh blood in the shoppe.

Which brings us to the just-announced 10.2-inch iPads, they are now available to pre-order at B&H Photo with prices starting at $329 (Wifi, 32GB) and going +$100 for the jump to 128GB. For fans of 4G LTE, they have the usual +$130 on the Wifi-only model.

And there’s good reason iPads are keep getting bought up by non-platform users. Both Microsoft and Google tablets are in a state of non-existent confusion. Google can’t decide if they want Android or ChromeOS or both or neither for their tablets ๐Ÿ™‚ Microsoft can’t decide which variant of “Windows Lite” to launch this month ๐Ÿ˜‰

PS: if the CEO of Apple can get away with saying “eggspecially” can I also do it? Or is this too part of the Apple script to make the presentation feel more conversational/human/casual/relatable? I’m eggspecially interested in finding out!

20% off LensCoat lens covers (360+ options)

If you are a fan of the Lens Coat brand or lens covers as a product in general, good until 9/15/19 at 11:59pm ET, B&H Photo is having an in-cart special on LensCoat products. The price will drop by 20% off after you add it to the shopping cart. You don’t have to type in any coupon code. This is a while supplies last type of a promotion [in case of some models that may sell out ahead of time ~ or not].

Dell Outlet overstock sale, Monoprice Refurb/Open-box, Adorama Flash Sale

For the computer-inclined, the Dell Outlet is continuing its Overstock sale with various offerings as usual. The offers that require a promo code say so in their little virtual box that describes the offer.

Meanwhile the Dell Home store is continuing its semi-annual sale with 17% off savings on select items (some require promo code SAVE17). They also have optional 6-month financing offers on $499+ purchases (on approved credit, etc, etc, etc).

In other related action, MONOPRICE is having another refurbished and open-box sale with a variety of participating products. Monoprice, per their website, offers a 30-day money-back guarantee and a 90-day warranty on products in this category that are, per their website, inspected and tested. You can filter them by product category
and such on the left hand side of their website.

Speaking of Monoprice, they now have in-stock and shipping their new FORM technology backpacks with prices ranging from $60 to $90 with free US shipping.

And back to the camera front, ADORAMA is having another flash sale with over 650 camera and photo and accessories participating. The price you see is the price you pay as usual, with a number of the items having promotional rewards and/or free items with purchase.

256GB microSDXC cards: Sandisk Ultra for $38, Samsung EVO Select for $40

I’m still not sure what’s the difference between the “Plus” Sandisk memory cards sold at Best Buy [as seen in today’s earlier $45 256GB daily deal, but if you don’t want/need the PLUS, you can get the “regular” 256GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $38~ by Amazon itself (up to 4 per customer).

Or if you prefer the way of Samsung, one of their many colors, the 256GB EVO Select (the green/lime) is going for $40 by Amazon itself.

Or if you prefer the 200GB storage option, the Sandisk Ultra goes for just a few pennies under $30 by Amazon itself [limit four per customer], or on the same listing you can jump to the 400GB card for $53.

These days I mostly get Samsung and Sandisk microSD cards. Samsung are the only ones so far that I have had zero problems with. (having said that, I probably jinxed myself and my Samsung card with the higher capacity and zero backups is going to go toast soon LOL]…

Thur (EU): select Sony Cameras & Lenses, Action Cams, Surface

The End of Summer sale continues on Thursday at the Amazon Germany (or “Chermany” in german-english) Gold Box (or ange bote in german-german) and among them you can find:

+ Sony cameras and lenses sale:
++ Sony RX10 III for 999 euro
++ Sony RX10 I for 609
+ reminder the RX10 IV is the one with the speed-demon autofocus

+ Cybershot HX95 superzoom for 379

+ Alpha a77 II APS-C body only [yes a DSLR] for 799

+ Sony a6500 with SEL-P18105 lens for 1529
+ Sony a7 II with SEL-2870 lens for 1119

+ 55-210mm lens in black or silver for 209 euro
+ 35mm f1.8 OSS (SEL35F18) for 329
+ 18200LE (18-200 f3.5-6.3) for 578

In non-Sony action:

+ various BlitzWolf (no relation to Wolf Blitzer’s beard?] hybrid selfie-stick/tripods (for small things, don’t put a FF PRO DSLR with a 100-400mm f0.95 lens on them!]

+ Crosstour action cams (24 to 83 euro, six options)

+ Surface PRO tablet under 800 euro [forgot the specs]

+ 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC (up to 170MB/sec) for 32
+ 200GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for 23~ euro
+ two flash drives and one internal SSD

Thursday: 256GB Sandisk Ultra Plus microSDXC for $45, 64GB Samsung BAR USB 3.1 flash for $13~

And now some storage action for Thursday, one of the Best Buy daily deals is the new condition 256GB Sandisk Ultra Plus microSDXC card (model SDSQUB3-256G-ANCMA) going for $45 with free US shipping and/or free store pickup where available/possible. Limit up to five per customer at the sale price.

Meanwhile at NewEgg, one of their scrambled eggs daily deals (better name than “ShellShocker” since no gets shocked by their prices?) is the new condition 64GB Samsung BAR Plus metal USB flash drive going for $12.59 using coupon code 99RXP4 in the shopping cart.

GoPRO HERO 7 White action camera for $170

The new condition GoPRO HERO7 white action camera is the headliner deal of the day at Best Buy for $170 but it is getting price-matched elsewhere as well by Amazon and by Adorama and B&H Photo. I don’t know if the price will remain $170 at the last three retailers after Thursday or not.

Thursday: Nissin i400 TTL Flash (5 systems, $80), LEDGo, Etc

Never fear, Thursday is here with its very own 4-pack of B&H dailies running until (LINGUIST ALERT: proposed new word: runtil (running until)] 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Nissin i400 TTL Flash for $80 in your choice of Nikon, Canon, Fuji, M43rds and Sony

+ LEDgo LG-E2686 Bi-Color LED Large Pad Light Kit with Eggcrate Grid and Bag for $99
+ very accurate name, LED kit to Go ๐Ÿ™‚

+ Saramonic LavMic Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone with 2-Input Audio Mixer for $49

+ Lorex 6-Channel 1080p Wire-Free DVR with 32GB microSD Card and 2 1080p Wire-Free Night Vision Bullet Cameras for $100

Photography Bundles for $49 per CL bundle [16 options]

Creative LIVE is back with another offer, this time it is a sale of Photography Bundles. You have 16 options to select from, 16 different bundles of photography classes grouped together by topic or photographer. The number of classes in each bundle varies.

Topics include lighting, food photography, Adobe, compositing [not to be confused with composting], headshots, night photography, weddings [of course], architecture, portraiture, etc.

Photographer-centric bundles include Sue Bryce, Ben Willmore, Nigel Baker and more.

This is a limited time sale. The price you see is the price you pay. There’s no coupon code for the offer. When the sale ends, the prices will increase/adjust accordingly.

Wedn: Aukey USB-C Wall Chargers and Mechanical Keyboards

And we conclude the Hump Day daily deals with some charging action at the Amazon USA Gold Box, there is an Aukey Sale featuring their various USB-C wall chargers, along with mechanical keyboards and bluetooth speakers. Aukey is a brand that is competing with Anker on the affordable but fairly good quality electronics and computer accessories.

Per the Amazon product page, I purchased this $32 mechanical keyboard a couple of years ago. This has blue switches, and I of course did not purchase it for gaming but for blog-post typing. It certainly makes a difference over conventional keyboards ~ if nothing else the clickety-clack of the mechanical keys is some sort of a stress relief ๐Ÿ™‚ The product description explains how to change the keyboard lights. You can also turn them off completely. Just press the Fn button with other keys together while standing on your left leg and singing jazz ๐Ÿ˜‰

Woot Garage sale refilled (50pk Canon 4×6 for $15)

The Woot Garage sales have been refilled with some items. For example the Electronics Garage sale includes the 50pk Canon 4×6 photo paper (PT-101) for $15 with up to ten per customer. The red semi-gloss and the instax paper are sold out as of the time of writing. The sale ends on 9/17/19 but most Garage items sell out before their expiration time.

Also having a sale is the Computers Garage with various name-brand laptops, iPads, MacBooks, and various other computer-y accessories.

Wedn: refurbished Canon 5DS body only for $1380

35mm Full frame options abound these days and you can easily find new condition FF DSLRs under $1000. If of all those options out there it is the Canon 5DS body only the one you want, it is available in refurbished condition with a 90-day Woot warranty as one of the Woot deals of the day. Up to ten units per customer. Sale ends on Wednesday 9/11/19 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out.

Wedn (EU): another big tech day at Amazon.de

Another massive day of deals in the Amazon Germany Gold Box, as part of their “End of Summer” sale that runs until September 16 in 2019. Today’s offers include:

+ various Apeman action cams and wildlife cameras starting at 30 euro

+ DJI Mavic PRO combo platinum for 999 euro
+ DJI Osmo Action+ charging kit combo for 333

+ smartphones
+ Sony Xperia 1 [the new flagship], XZ2
+ Motorola G7 and One

+ Windows laptops, AiOs and desktops including Surface Book 2, MSI, HP, Acer, Lenova, Medion, ASUS in three separate listings
+ various computer monitors in two separate listings

+ TP-Link networking gear

+ LOTS of Thermos-branded products for those cold nights and early morning photo shoots in the great outdoors or the freezing indoors
+ 3 for 2 on 2000+ anime

Wedn: LitePanels Astra, MeFoto Backpacker, 500GB LaCie, Zoom H4n PRO

And just like that, Hump Day is upon us with another 4-pack of B&H dailies running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ LitePanels Astra Soft Bi-Color for $899

+ MeFoto BackPacker Air Travel Tripod for $50 in your choice of blue-camo or green-camo

+ LaCie 500GB Rugged Thunderbolt External SSD with USB Type-C Port for $180

+ Zoom H4n Pro 4-Input / 4-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Onboard X/Y Mic Capsule (Dark Brown) for $180

In-Stock Now: Nikon Coolpix W150 P&S digicam for $167

Don’t you forget about us sing the simple P&S digital cameras. Rare as they may be, camera manufacturer still release new models and one of these is now in-stock and ready to ship for $167, it is the Nikon Coolpix W150 in a white color scheme available and in-stock now at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon where we learn there’s apparently an international model with a flower-y design [it’s currently the second listing in the amazon search results] ๐Ÿ™‚

Mac OS: Corel Software Bundle for $40 includes Aftershot PRO 3 and Toast 17 Platinum

This offer is only available for Mac OS computers! Stacksocial is running a Corel software bundle for $40 and for that you will digitally receive these four software titles:

  • Aftershot PRO 3
  • WinZip
  • Particle Shop
  • Toast 17 Platinum

Check the details and prerequisites of each software package further down the page over there…

10% eBay Bucks until Wednesday PM (YMMV, activation)

Another variant of this offer is back! If you are participating in eBay Bucks, check your emails/messages for a new offer to manually opt-in to that runs until SEPT-11-2019 at 11:59pm pacific time. With this offer you get 10% back in eBay Bucks. No minimum purchase amount required for this variant of the offer…

You must first opt-in to the offer, if you have been targeted for it. And you must be a member in the free to join eBay Bucks rewards program. Maximum rewards you can earn are $100 per transaction and $500 for the duration of this promotion. Terms, conditions and restrictions apply as always…

For ideas on what to buy, check the latest eBay Deals and the latest Trending Deals

Zoom H6 Recorder + Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone for $499

Adorama is back with another “snapshot deal”, an offer that runs for 24 hours or so in a limited time and limited quantity type of fashion. As of the time of writing, this “snapshot” is this Zoom H6 recorder bundle going for $499 with free US shipping and 499 reward points (100 reward points = $1 off future purchases). The bundle consists of:

+ Zoom H6 Handy Recorder
+ Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone

Tuesday (EU): lots of tech/electronics at Amazon.de

If you are in the EU or you can favorably shop from there, Amazon Germany is running an “End of Summer sale” for this week at the Gold Box (ange bote in German) and there are plenty of tech and electronics today:

+ various Huion graphics tablets from 51 to 509 euro (13 options)

+ 1TB LACie USB 3.0 external SSD 2.5″ for 56 euro
+ 4TB Samsung QVO SSD internal SSD for 419 eurodollars ~ or euro in short ๐Ÿ˜‰

+ Samsung Galaxy M20 and Watch Active smartwatches

+ tablets from Huawei, Samsung and Lenova (8 options, 119 to 249, no flagships here)
+ various Amazon devices on sale (25e Fire TV stick, Echo Show whatever, etc)
+ HiSense 4K UltraHD televions

+ Logitech and JellyComb keyboards and mice
+ NOTE that most of the keyboards are Germany style QWERTZ

+ Anycubic 3D printers (3 options, plus 3 options of goo [okay, resin])

+ Varta single-use batteries
+ Anker powerbanks (14 to 43 euro)

+ various Kabeldirekt cables (very well reviewed cables)

+ also lots of kitchen and household and fashion/beauty products on sale

Tuesday: Lowepro ProTactic, Vortex 12×50, 2TB Sony AtomX SSDmini, Etc

Tuesday is upon us with four new B&H daily deals until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ LowePro ProTactic SH 180 AW Shoulder Bag for DSLR Camera & Lenses (Black) for $60

+ VorTex 12×50 Diamondback Binocular (Green/Black) for $160

+ Sony AtomX SSDmini (2TB) for $349

+ InFocus IN1116 2400-Lumen WXGA 3D DLP Projector for $399

Monday: RotoLight Interview Kit, Sachtler System Ace, 34″ curved LG, Etc

Another quartet of offers is running at B&H Photo until Monday at 11:59pm ET:

+ Sachtler System Ace XL MS AL with Fluid Head, Ace 75/2 D Tripod, Mid-Level Spreader & Bag for $600

+ RotoLight RL48 Interview Kit V2 for $100

+ LG 34BK95C-W 34″ 21:9 Curved UltraWide QHD Nano IPS Monitor for $770
+ HDMI + DisplayPort + USB Type-C, 3440 x 1440 Resolution, 1000:1 Contrast Ratio, etc

+ 14″ IdeaPad Flex Pro Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Laptop for $999
+ 1.8 GHz Core i7-8550U Quad-Core, 16GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe SSD, 360ยฐ Hinge, 14″ 3840 x 2160 Multi-Touch IPS, etc

Dell Semi-Annual online sale

If you are a fan of the “Way Of The Dell”, their Dell Home deals page has their semi-annual sale [there’s _always_ a reason to have a sale it seems] featuring their usual assortment of laptops, desktops, AiOs, computer monitors, TVs, accessories, etc. Use coupon code SAVE17 for 17% off on participating offers [the coupon is mentioned on each eligible offer]…

40% off with CVS Photo coupon

If you are a fan of CVS Photo or if it is the only convenient location, coupon code SUNSHINE40 gets you 40% off photo orders (with no minimum purchase required) at the CVS Photo website until 9/14/19.

But if you want to print on photo magnets, coupon code 50MAGNET gets you 50% off on them for the next three days. Or if you prefer photo calendars, coupon PCALS33 gets you 33% off. Meanwhile enlargements and collage prints are BOGO with coupon BOGO2.

Terms, conditions and restrictions apply as usual…

Sunday: Double Dividend for REI Commune members

Good until Sunday night, REI is offering its commune members a double dividend. In addition to earning the standard 10% dividend on eligible purchases, you also earn another 10% bonus promotional dividend. The promotional dividend will be paid quickly, but it is has a short duration, it must be used between September 13-23 in 2019.

The offer is good for members only. IF you are not a member, you can sign up for a $20 lifetime-membership and participate.

Note that you only earn a dividend on full price items. Sale, clearance and promotional items do not earn a dividend. Which makes sense since the dividend is sort of a profit sharing plan and there’s not a whole lot of profit in most clearance items ๐Ÿ™‚

Check their website for all the terms, conditions and restrictions of these offers…

Sunday: 128GB A-Data microSDXC for $13.50 w/free S&H

If you are okay with A-Data memory cards, as one of the Sunday daily deals, NewEgg is offering the new condition 128GB A-Data microSDXC (C10, V10, A1, up to 100MB/sec, full size adapter included) for $13.50 with free US shipping with up to three cards per customer at the sale price. No coupon code needed for this one.

Multi-Year sale at DiscoMags (3yrs for $12 total per mag)

It’s the return of the Multi-Year sale at DiscountMags. You get a better price the longer the subscription duration. Of the four camera/photo related magazines they offer:

+ 3-yrs of Outdoor Photographer for $12 total
+ 3-yrs of Digital Photo for $12 total
+ 3-yrs of VideoMaker for $15 total
+ 3-yrs of Digital Photo PRO for $20 total

These do not auto-renew. They are printed magazines delivered to USA addresses. Offer works on new-subscriptions, renewals-of-existing and gift-subscriptions. These can be selected individually per magazine, it is not a bundle sale but a multi-year sale.

Sunday: $25 Mini Flash Bracket, $15 Tripod Strap, $30 Lowepro

Sunday is here with a new 4-pack of B&H dailies running until 11:59pm ET. Of camera and photo interest:

+ Lowepro DroneGuard CS 400 for $30

+ Oben TS-100 Tripod Strap with Quick-Release Loop and Spring Lock for $15

+ Vello MFB-12 Mini Flash Bracket for $25

15 classes for $19 each flash sale at C-LIVE

For a limited time, CreativeLIVE is running another flash sale, 15 classes for $19 each. The price you see is the price you pay, no coupons needed. Topics include various lighting topics (including “crappy light”), DSLR film-making, Lightroom CC, challenging features, long exposure, lens selection, newborns,

KEH Coupon: 15% off Featured, 10% off Non-Featured (ends Sun PM)

It’s another site-wide sale at KEH Camera until Sunday 9/8/19 a t11:59pm ET. There is one coupon code KEH9A and it gets you a discount depending on the product type:

+ 15% Off Featured Products
+ 10% off non-Featured productsย 

They have the usual exclusions and restrictions: they say NO to New and Like New Products, and they say NO to Leica-branded products…

Woot Plus: refurbished HP Printers, Inks, Apple and Chrome laptops

Woot Plus (the longer-running deals, not the daily ones) are having a sale on HP Printer and Inks with five printers and five ink options participating. Printers range from $22 (Deskjet Advantage 1115) to $80 (Envy Photo 7855 AiO). Inks go from $30 to $43. All but the $22 printer are factory reconditioned with a 90-day HP warranty. The sale ends 9/23/19 or ealrier if sold out.

Another Woot Plus deal running until 9/13/19 focused on refurbished Chromebooks and Apple laptops with the Thinkpad X150e starting at $90. This has a nice 4GB RAM but 16GB on-board storage. As one of the Commenters over there pointed out, this is however an older model, so it is no longer getting Chrome OS updates.

Google offers 6.5 years of ChromeOS updates BUT the clock is not ticking when a new laptop is released. Instead the clock is ticking on the platform. And the platform is defined as the date the first laptop was released using that laptop. So if a new laptop is released using a 3 year old processor, it will only get 3.5 years of updates because the platform is on the clock, not the indivudual laptop. This is explained in Google Support

Friday: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for $400 [new condition]

If you are a fan of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, you are in luck, the new condition is one of the Woot deals of the day for Friday 9/6/19 going for $400 with a 1-year Samsung warranty. This is a GSM phone, so no to the CDMA networks (Verizon, Sprint, etc). Limit up to ten per customer. This has 64GB on-board and a 3.5mm headphone jack [take that Note 10!] It is in the “midnight black” color scheme.

Meanwhile at the Amazon USA Gold Box, an Anker Nebula projectors sale includes a $20 Nebula tripod, intended for projectors but it has a universal mount and swivel ball head and averages 4.1 out 5 based on 36 customer reviews. The sale also includes three projectors ranging from $172 to $413…

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 UMC for $429 [Nikon Z]

Nikon Z photographers, don’t feel left out! You too have a Rokinon lens sale but for a limited time, Adormara is offering the new condition Rokinon 14mm f2.8 UMC lens for the Nikon Z mirrorless system for $429 with free US shipping. You also earn 1% promotional rewards to be used in future Adorama purchases…

Weekend (B&H): $19 Incase Bag, $19 5n1 Reflector, Etc

The Friday B&H dailies, as usual, go for 48 hours until Saturday at 11:59pm ET but B&H does not accept orders between Friday PM and Saturday PM [check website for details]…

+ Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc – 32″ for $19

+ Incase DSLR Case with Shoulder Strap for $19

+ Anton Bauer Digital 90 V-Mount Battery (14.4V, 93 Wh) for $180

+ Auray RF-C17 Studio Isolation Filter for $70

Thursday: Bolt TTL Flash, Axler Stabilizer, Glyph Atom Raid SSDs, 15.6″ HP ZBook Workstation

Hello Thursday with a new 4-pack of B&H dailies running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) with the following:

+ BOLT VS-570 Wireless TTL Flash for $70 in your choice of multiple camera systems

+ Axler Robin Pro 40 Stabilizer L for $140
+ the “L” is part of the name, it’s not a stray keyboard hit ๐Ÿ™‚

+ Glyph Tech Atom RAID 2TB USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C External SSD (2 x 1TB, Gray) for $390
+ 4TB option for $700

+ HP 15.6″ ZBook Studio x360 G5 Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Mobile Workstation for $1499
+ 2.7 GHz Intel Xeon E-2176M Six-Core, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD, 15.6″ 1920 x 1080, Sure View Touchscreen, etc

Pre-order Wacom 15.6″ MobileStudio Pro 16 Graphics Tablet

On the pre-orders front, there’s more high-end action from Wacom, B&H Photo is now accepting pre-orders for their new Wacom 15.6″ MobileStudio Pro 16 Graphics Tablet for $3499 with a mid-September 2019 release estimate. This is not something you give the kid instead of an “Etch A Sketch” (unless of course you are a [m/b]illionaire ๐Ÿ™‚

Pre-order new Nikon Z 24mm f1.8 lens for $997

If you have already jumped aboard the Nikon Full Frame Mirrorless train, they have a new temptation for you available for pre-ordering, it is the brand new Z 24mm f1.8 S lens with a pre-order price of around $1000 at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon

Genaray Beacon LED Wand-Style Light with FREE Battery & Barndoors for $179

On the lighting side of things, the Genaray Beacon LED Wand-Style Light is on sale for $179 until the end of October 2019 (or earlier if sold out) at B&H Photo but that’s not all.

B&H is also including two free items automatically with purchase. These are mentioned in the listing while this offer is running (“Includes Free: 2 items $69.94 value”):

+ Genaray battery

+ Genaray barndoors (we can all pretend that I just typed my now predictable joke “barn animals not included”) ๐Ÿ™‚

Kindle Offer (YMMV): Spend $15+, Get $4 ebook credit

This is a targeted / invited offer, so there’s no general use link. You will find the offer while browsing around the Amazon website, or if you want to “encourage” their website to show you the offer (if you are eligible for it) start browsing around their eBooks pages

The offer is this: spend $15+ in any Kindle ebook purchase(s) between August 27 and September 5 in 2019, and receive a $4 ebook credit towards future purchases. The $4 credit will be automatically added to your account two days after you reach the limit, and will be used automatically in your next eligible e-book purchases in the next 30 days after it was received. If not used within 30 days, it evaporates.

In addition to general fiction/non-fiction, there’s a number of camera and photography related ebooks. The ones with pictures and diagrams are best enjoyed on larger color screens but text-only books (eg Susan Sontag’s essays) can be nicely read on e-readers.

NOTE that you must manually hit the “Activate Now” button while logged on to your Amazon account in order for the offer to …activate ๐Ÿ™‚

In-stock alert: Firefox 69 now blocks 3rd-party cookies

We have an in-stock alert of a totally different kind! Version #69 (they chose an important number for it LOL) of Firefox is now rolling out on all major systems and with it comes blocking of third-party cookies, which is one of the more common and effective ways the Advertising Industrial Complex is keeping tabs on us all. If you don’t want to install it immediately, it will prompt you for an update (Linux, Windows) or get updated when you do your next app-store update (iOS, Android).

More details via Techmeme

Aduro 20,000 mAh powerbank with four power outputs for $24 [Prime Only]

Even though this offer is on the Woot website, it is restricted to Prime members only!

Running until September 7 in 2019, Woot Plus [the more-than-24-hours sales at the Woot website] is offering an Aduro powerbanks sale with five options and prices ranging
$14 to $24. There’s also a Qi-certified charging bank.

Of this lot, the headliner is the the Aduro 20,000 mAh powerbank for $24 in your choice of black or gray color scheme. It comes with a 1-year Aduro warranty and you can buy up to ten units per customer at the sale price. This has the unusual feature of having four (!) power output ports. The charging of the powerbank itself happens through microUSB. It does not say how long it takes to charge it.

If you haven’t done so already, in order to buy these, you have to connect your Amazon Prime account with your Woot account. This is a one time thing.

Wedn Lightning Deals: Brinno Time Lapse Camera, Stabilizery things, Backdrop Stand, Etc

WEdnesday is here and the Camera and Photo sub-category of Lightning Deals has, among others, these potentially interesting offrettes (it is “offers” in a new just-created language that blends english, french and spanish).

+ Wingspan binoculars for $37.50
+ 15% off various Celestrons (add to cart to see price)
+ the above offrettes are live as of the time of writing

+ UsoGood and Eyeskey binos

+ STARTS 7:04am ET: Brinno BCC2000 time lapse camera with up 1 year battery life
+ includes clamp mount and outdoor weather-resistant housing
+ price before sale $599

+ Tec.Bean and Apeman action cams

+ two Zhigyun Smooth 4 kits (upgraded Smooth q)

+ Neewer 61″ tripod, 24″ carbon fiber stabilizer, 20″ portable tripod thingy, etc

+ Koolestron 4.3″ LCD digital USB microscope with 10X

+ generic camcorder

+ Emart 10×12 ft heavy duty backdrop stand kit

+ more Celestrons

MEANWHILE in the main Amazon USA Gold Box, among the deals of the day for WEdnesday you can find:

+ NetGear networking equipment sale (14 options, modems, routers, mesh, etc)
+ S-Zone and Aaron Leather Goods bags
+ extended TV labor day offers

Wedn: 256GB PNY Elite Performance for $40 (SD or microSD)

Ride the P(o)NY with the Best Buy website on WEdnesday as one of their daily deals is the 256GB PNY Performance memory card going for $40 with free shipping or free store pickup in your choice of microSD or SD. The SD is a “Performance” while the microSD is an “Elite X”. Don’t ask me what all these marketing names mean ๐Ÿ™‚