Archives for July 2019

Wedn Lightning Deals: Moza Air 2, NixPlay, FeelWorld, Action Cams, Etc

A quick look at the Amazon Camera and Photo Lightning Deals for the next 24 hours shows, among others:

+ starts 4:15am ET: Moza AIR 2 with case bundle

+ various action cameras, and waterproof housings for GoPros

+ NixPlay Seed 10 digital picture frame

+ Neewer TT560 flash

+ Feelworld Master MA6f 5.5″ on-camera monitor

+ various ring lights and studio accessories

Wedn: HP Omen Gaming Computers and Red Dragon kbd/mice

Wednesday action in the Amazon USA Gold Box, it’s another variant of the Computer Sale, this one featuring gaming HP desktops and laptops, along with Red Dragon keyboards and mice (I’m assuming that by now the internet decided that “mices” is the plural of “mice”, and “casted” is the past tense of “cast”) πŸ™‚ A total of 14 computers and 8 keyboards/mice are participating in this sale…

Wedn: Elements 2019, Aputure, Bushnell, CoreSWX

And just like that, another hump day is upon us, and this lot of B&H dailies brings us a new quartet running until 11:59pm ET or rstlier if sold out:

+ Adobe Elements 2019 (photoshop or premiere) for $60 each

+ Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Aggressor Low-Glow Trail Camera for $75

+ Aputure Amaran H198C On-Camera LED Light for $29

+ Core SWX Fleet Q Gold Mount Four-Position Charger for $449

Sandisk Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive: 64GB for $9, 128GB for $18, 256GB for $30

It’s hard not to find uses for USB flash drives these days (although USB-C and Lightning adapters may be necessary in certain cases). If that is so, there’s an organic sale again of the new condition Sandisk Ultra Fit USB 3.1 flash drives going for $9 in the 64GB option, $18 in the 128GB option and the bang for the buck is $30 in the 256GB option.

Of these, the 128GB ships almost right away, while the 64GB is TOOS (temporarily out of stock), while the 256GB has an August 7 shipment estimate. Amazon tends to be on the conservative side of estimates, but that’s not a guarantee they’ll arrive on time or earlier ~ many things can happen that delay the arrival of something that should have been there earlier (from driver flat tires to confused new hires who can’t find your home or apartment). So if you have a hard deadline (eg the plane leaves at 9pm tomorrow) keep that in mind…

There is a limit of up to three per customer. Not sure if it’s three per storage option or three overall. I have a trio of these and they have performed quite well ~ one of them was permanently used as the “hard drive” of one of those $30 OTA basic DVRs.

This is not a lightning deal so the price can (or cannot) change at any time…

Tuesday Lightning Deals: Moza Air 2, Action Cams, Neewer, Etc

Thunderbolt and lightning but no so very frightening for your wallet as Amazon has gotten way too big to be able to offer name-brand products are ridiculously low prices like it used to do back in the glory days of internet shopping. These days the lightning deals are more about modest discounts and not-famous manufacturers…

… which brings us to the Tuesday Camera and Photo Lightning Deals with the following potentially interesting items going live in the 24 hours (from the time of writing of this blog post):

+ all kinds of Neewer camera and photo accessories (studio, umbrella kits, C-shape system, C-stand, ring light, softbox, etc) ~ even an action camera

+ FeelWorld f5 5-inch on-camera field monitor

+ Moza AIR 2 with hard case

+ Victure wild life action camera

+ dBPOWER 4K and APEMAN and other action cameras

Top 10 Classes for $20 each at CL [and up to 60% off site-wide]

We have another limited time offer running as of the time of writing at Creative LIVE, they are offering their Top 10 Classes for $20 each. Topics include bird photography, portraiture, Lightroom CC, creating Art through Photography, making short docs, starting a photography business, and more…

At the same time, they are having a near site-wide sale of up to 60% off, with the following “trending” class offers:

+ “Fundamentals of Photography” for $79 with John Greengo (the guy who teaches many of the camera tutorial classes)
+ seven of the 107 lessons are available to preview-stream without buying it

+ “Lightroom Classic CC” with Ben Willmore for $49

+ Fine Art Compositing” with Brooke Shaden for $59

+ “Photoshop CC the Complete Guide” with Ben Willmore for $49

+ and a whole lot more since it is a near-site-wide sale…

Tuesday: 128GB Sandisk Ultra Plus SDXC or microSD for $25 each

Among the Tuesday Best Buy daily deals you can get the 128GB Sandisk Ultra PLUS memory cards for $25 each , in your choice of SDXC or microSDXC… I don’t recall the difference between the PLUS and the non-PLUS models…

Tuesday: PowerEgg Drone, Rhino Slider Bundle, KOWA Scope

No lenses today in the B&H daily deals BUT there are six featured items instead of the usual four ~ running until 11:59pm ET on Tuesday (or earlier for any that manages to sell out ahead of its designated expiration time):

+ PowerEgg PowerEgg Drone for $349
+ it does NOT cook scrambled eggs

+ Rhino Essentials Slider Bundle for $740

+ Porta Brace Lightweight Camera Case for Canon EOS C200 Camera for $165~
+ not sure how well it may fit other cameras ~ check description, reviews, etc

+ KOWA TSN-883 88mm PROMINAR PFC Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing, Requires Eyepiece) for $1699

+ Senal SCI-3212 Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with Interchangeable Capsules
for $40

+ Sony God of War: Collector’s Edition (PS4) for $60

Now shipping: all new Kindle Oasis e-reader ($250 to $350)

We have another in-stock alert, this time of the technology kind, the all new Kindle Oasis is in-stock and shipping starting at $250 for the 8GB Wifi-only with Special Offers model. Going to the 32GB model is +$30 and removing the special offers is +$20 [you can also remove them later ~ at any point during the lifecycle of your device). The Wifi + Cellular option is +$50, a far cry from Apple’s “cellular tax” of +$130 πŸ™‚ So you can max out at $350 for the 32GB model with Wifi + Cellular…

The review score only has four customer reviews, one of which is mad (1-star) because it doesn’t have USB-C and the other 1-star reviewer is mad because… it’s not a tablet πŸ™‚ There is one long in-depth review from a user named “Honest Reader”.

Personally I know nothing about the new model. I am still at the Voyage…

Monday Lightning Deals: Action Cams, Tripods, Neewer, Gimbal Stabilizers, Etc

Sunday’s Neewer Fest is almost over (although there’s still a few of them scheduled for Monday) but there are other options in the Monday Camera & Photo Lightning Deals.

The items shown below are in the order they will appear but finding and writing the exact start-times is very painful with a small laptop keyboard, that’s why you don’t see them. If I post them using a mechanical keyboard, then you’ll definitely get the start times πŸ™‚

+ APEMan action cam
+ Moza iFocus wireless follow focus
+ Hohem Action Cam Gimbal
+ Neewer NW-670 TTL flash kit
+ Veroyi kids camera
+ Zhiyun Smooth 4 3-axis handheld gimbal stabilizer
+ Crosstour and Cooau Action Cams
+ Tycka 55″ travel tripod
+ various ring lights through the day
+ Neewer GN36 2.4G flash
+ Geekoto 79-inch carbon fiber tripod
+ Neewer 750II TTL flash for Nikon
+ Neewer 600W 5500K umbrella kit
+ DBPOWER 4K action cam

The above cover the next 24 hours as of the time of writing ~ I’m posting as many as the Gold Box shows as “Upcoming”. I’m not cutting them off at the 11:59pm pacific time like I used to do…

Monday: Anker Charging Sale

Since almost everything needs to get powered and charged these days (even toothbrushes), it is of general interest, inside the Amazon Gold USA Box for Monday 7/29/19, there is another sale on Anker charging products including 60W USB-C wall chargers, cables, hubs and such. The “theme” of this sale is the alienation of upper middle class creatives USB-C πŸ™‚

Monday: Sigma 70-200/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports (C/N) for $1199 [also: Benro, SmallHD, DLP]

It’s a Lens Day at the B&H Photo daily deals as fans of the Canon and Nikon DSLR systems have the option to purchase the new condition Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens for $1199 with free US shipping…

This and the other offers below expire on Monday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier for anything that may sell out ahead of time):

+ BenRo FIF28CIB2 Carbon Fiber Transfunctional iFoto Series 2 Tripod Kit for $199

+ SmallHD 1303 HDR 13″ Production Monitor for $2050

+ InFocus IN2136 4500-Lumen WXGA DLP Projector for $379

10% off many cameras and lenses with KEH Camera coupon

Of course it’s Christmas in July, it’s after all just under five months until XMas 2019! To sale-a-brate that, KEH Camera is running a promotion for 10% off on cameras and lenses using coupon code XMAS7A in the shopping cart. You can test the coupon without signing-up or logging-in.

There are exclusion: no LEICA branded products, no “NEW” condition, no “USED – LIKE NEW” condition are eligible.

The offer expires on Wednesday 7/31/19 at 11:59pm eastern…

Sunday: LOTS of Neewer products (Flashes, Ring lights, Umbrellas, Etc) in the Gold Box Lightning Deals

IF you are a fan of Neewer camera accessories, the lightning deals of the Camera & Photo Gold Box for Sunday 7/28/19 includes a variety of their C&P accessories, including:

+ fluorescent ring light
+ TT560 Flash
+ mini tabletop tripod
+ C-stand
+ telescopic background support
+ umbrella set
+ NW-670 TTL flash kit
+ foldable LED panel
+ another ring light kit
+ NW-562 E-TTL flash
+ NW400 GW36 2.4G flash
+ another ring light
+ NW-565-EX E-TTL flash
+ Backpack

The above are all Neewer branded products and are running for the next 24 hours as of the time of writing of this post. They are listed in the order of appearance (order of going live in the Gold Box ~ other things equal)

Sunday: Vello Wireless Flash triggers for Canon, Jill-E, Auray, Mophie

Sunday is upon us all and we are greeted with a new quartet of B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Vello FreeWave Aviator Wireless Flash Trigger Transceiver & Receiver combination options for $70 to $100 ~ for Canon

+ Jill-E Smart Laptop Tote (Black) for $40

+ Auray BAI-2N Two-Section Broadcast Arm with Internal Springs for $50

+ Mophie Encore Plus 10,050mAh Power Bank with Built-In Lightning and Micro-USB Cables for $20

Saturday: Kodak Internal SSD sale ($28 to $120, 120GB to 960GB)

Of the Saturday daily deals at Amazon, there is a Kodak SSD sale of the internal kind, with prices ranging from $28 to $120 and storage options ranging from 120GB to 960GB in the usual denominations in-between (240GB, 480GB)… They are sold by Woot and fulfilled by Amazon with the sale ending at 11:59pm pacific on Saturday (or earlier if sold out)…

Refurbished Nikon D5600 w/18-55 DX VR AF-P w/90-day warranty for $450 [limited time offer]

With cameras adding more and more “smartphone” features, the decision on which model to get if you don’t want to pay top dollars for the “latest models” gets more complicated. A “smartphone feature evaluation” in addition to the camera features evaluation is needed. For example if you want Wifi, touchscreen, app support, etc…

… which brings us to a limited time offer on a recent Nikon DSLR, Adorama is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D5600 with 18-55mm (DX VR AF-P f3.5-5.6) going for $450 with free US shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty…

This is a very limited time offer, so don’t sleep on it…

Friday: 512GB Centon USB 3.0 Flash drive for $40, 1TB for $80

You can never have too many backups, no matter how tedious the process might be. One of the components of a backup strategy is using USB flash drives for temporary and shorter-term storage, eg until you get back home or at work to do proper backups. All this mumbling brings us to one of the Friday Woot daily deals running until 11:59pm central (or earlier if sold out), the 1TB Centon DataStick PRO (USB 3.0 of course) going for $80 or the 512GB going for $40. Limit up to ten per customer. Free shipping for Prime members or $6 flat for the calendar-day for non-members. They come with a 5-year Centon warranty…

Weekend (B&H): GenAray OnC LED, Incase Messenger, Etc

FriYAY is upon us and with it we have a quartet of B&H deals running until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out). Note that as usual, B&H does not accept orders between Friday PM and Saturday PM ~ check their website for the exact times…

+ InCase Compass Messenger Bag for $15

+ GenAray LED-6800 256 LED Daylight-Balanced On-Camera Light for $100

+ iK MM iKlip Grip Smartphone Stand with Remote Shutter for $23

+ XCELLON vertical mice for $10 to $15

Thursday: GIGAPan EPIC PRO, Porta Brace Hard Case, Vortex

Hello Thursday with a new set of B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) as follows:

+ GIGAPAN EPIC Pro Robotic Camera Mount for $575

+ Vello Ringbox Ringflash Adapter for $40

+ PORTA BRACE Hard Case with Six 4″ Lens Cups for $130 in two color options

+ VorTex 8×42 Diamondback Binocular for $130

Wednesday: Manfrotto FH MagFibre Tripod, SE, ARCO, Etc

Wednesday brings us a new quartet of B&H daily deals to get us over the hump, running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for any that may sell out ahead of time on its own):

+ Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Head & 755CX3 MagFibre Tripod with Carrying Bag for $450

+ Studio Essentials 600 Daylight LED Panel for $139

+ ARCO Video Dr. Bag 40 for $99
+ quite possibly the only bag with a Ph.D (or medical degree) made by an oil company??? πŸ˜‰

+ LJ400B-PU 28″ Class HD LED TV for $90
+ 1366 x 768 LED, 60 Hz Refresh Rate, 2x HDMI, 1x USB, 178 x 178Β° Viewing Angle, etc

Panasonic FZ1000 superzoom w/various freebies for $500

Zoom-zoom! The instant savings Panasonic train brings us the new condition Panasonic FZ1000 rawzoomer (16X optical but on a 1-inch sensor) down to $500 with various sellers at amazon.com offering a variety of freebies (eg look at the “Sponsored” listing over there)… The same price with a different set of freebies are available at B&H Photo and Adorama

Meanwhile USED prices begin at $373~ in condition 8+ at B&H Photo

Note that there is a second generation model out now, the FZ1000 II goes for $900 in new condition at authorized dealers…

CORRECTION: 15% (not 10%) off Select Cameras with KEH Camera coupon [ends Tue PM]

CORRECTION: the coupon discount is 15% off, not 10% off! All apologies for the confusion!

Good until Tuesday 7/23/19 at 11:59pm ET, coupon code CAM7A gets you a 10% off discount on select featured cameras at KEH Camera. Only these eligible items can use the coupon discount. As usual, restrictions and exclusions apply. Their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies ~ you don’t have to create an account to “test” the coupons…

Tuesday: Monument diskless server, 23″ Acer IPS FHD for $80, Etc

The next wave of Tuesday daily deals is out and the headliner of the Best Buy dailies is the new condition Monument diskless personal cloud server for photos and videos for $130 averages 3.9 out of 5 based on 9 customer reviews, so mayhaps of interest to the boldly going explorers and reviewers… Also there, they have a 23″ IPS Acer full HD computer monitor (HDMI and VGA inputs) for $80 and it averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 1500+ customer reviews. It’s hard to complain about monitor prices at least at the entry-point tier πŸ™‚

Meanwhile at the Amazon USA Gold Box, if you have fast-moving subjects, you may want to invest in some Asics Gel Venture 5 running shoes
for $48 in either Men or Women option… And if you get thirsty in your outdoors photography adventures, there’s a 12-pack of Liquid Death mountain water (and if the name doesn’t scare you away) for $18~… There’s also some TV/monitor mounts and stands from a marketplace brand for $21 to $38… And a 12pk of AmazonBasics K-Cups for $4 (33c per cup ~ compare with Starbucks)…

Off we go to Texas, where the Electronics daily deal at Woot-Landia is a sale of various Roku boxes and TVs starting at $100, while the “Computers” section has a $100 refurbished Lenovo Chromebook (116″ 1366×768 touchscreen, 4GB RAM, 16GB SSD, Intel N3060 dual core, bluetooth, etc).

I’m not a Chrome Evangelist, but if I was, I’d say a Chromebook in every room!

Tuesday: Aputure LED, 3D DLP, Cleaning Kit, Etc

Tuesday brings us another new quartet of B&H Photo dailies running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Aputure Amaran AL-528S Daylight LED Spot Light for $99

+ Sensei DOC-CK Deluxe Optics Care and Cleaning Kit for $15

+ Pelican 2640CB Heads-Up Headlamp for $16
+ also potentially useful (YMMV) for reading printed softback books and e-readers without a built-in light

+ InFocus IN1118HD 2400-Lumen Full HD 3D DLP Projector for $479

Monday: MeFoto Air Tripod, Lumo Cube (DJI), Bauer Cine, 23.8″ Dell, Anker 2-in-1 power/charger, Etc

Good up to 11:59pm ET on Monday 7/22/19, the latest quartet of B&H dailies is as follows:

+ MEFoto RoadTrip Air Travel Tripod (Titanium) for $49

+ Anton Bauer CINE 90 VM Battery for $249~

+ Dell U2419HX UltraSharp 24″ for $200
+ 16:9 IPS, 23.8″, DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 1.4, 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz, 250 cd/mΒ²

+ ANKER PowerCore Fusion 10000 Wall Charger and Portable Battery for $30
+ 2-in-1, 15W output, one USB-C, one USB-A power ports
+ it doesn’t say it explicitly, but I’m assuming this is 10,000 mAh (gallery picture #8 says it charges the Galaxy S9 twice or the iPhone XS thrice)

MEANWHILE at the Best Buy dailies for Monday, the headliner is the new condition Lume Cube Lighting Kit for DJI Mavic Pro going for $160 with free shipping and/or free store pickup where possible/available…

Nikon Lenses Instant Savings return with 28 DSLR options

Nikon fans unite and take over (or hide your e-wallets). The Nikon lenses instant savings promotion is back at B&H Photo with 28 DSLR system options available, a mix of primes and zooms, the vast majority of them being 35mm full frame lenses…

Zeiss Lenses Instant Savings (63 options)

IT’s ZEISS time at B&H Photo! They are currently running a Zeiss Lenses Instant Savings promotion featuring 63 options, with a mix of DSLR and mirrorless system lenses, the fast majority of which being 35mm full framers. Too many lenses to list here individually, but *SPOILER ALERT* they are prime lenses…

Bag the Bags: ThinkTank Retrospective and Streetwalker sales

For a limited time, B&H Photo is having a sale on a couple of Think Tank camera bags with free US shipping:

+ Photo Retrospective 7 Shoulder Bag (Sandstone with Leather) for $100~
+ the other two colors are discontinued

+ StreetWalker HardDrive V1 Backpack (Black) for $150~
+ only one color is available

Google Pixel 3a XL + $100 Gift Card for $479

For a very limited time only, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Google Pixel 3a XL smartphone bundled with a $100 B&H Photo gift card and a GoogleFi SIM card (with $10 service credit), all together for $479 with free US shipping in your choice of three color schemes…

The Pixel 3a gets almost the same camera score (one point difference) at DxoMark. But since the Pixel 3 came out last year, a number of newer smartphones came out that scored higher on Dxomark with the Huawei P30 PRO and the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G leading the way.

Needless to say, the Dxomark is just one measurement of camera performance as the real-world often disagrees with the lab-world πŸ˜‰

Sunday: Slide Strap, Video Adapter 4n1, Etc

Never fear, Sunday is here! Hear, hear! A new quartet of B&H daily deals is upon us until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) as follows:

+ RucPac Slide Camera Strap for $25 in four different color schemes

+ IO Gear ViewPro-C USB Type-C 4-in-1 Video Adapter for $30

+ MYGEKOGEAR S200 STARLIT 1296p Dash Camera with 16GB microSD Card for $70

+ COOLER MASTER MasterPulse Headset for $40

25 Best Selling Classes for $19 each [CL]

For a limited time, CreativeLIVE is running a Best Sellers sale. 25 classes are on sale for $19 each. Topics include retouching, lighting, fine art, portraits, natural light, filters, and more!

Saturday: 1-Year of WIRED for $3 to $5, 1-Year of National Geographic for $8

The headliner of the Saturday Amazon USA Gold Box is a digital magazine sale that includes, among others, of potential photo-interest and/or six-degrees-of-separation:

+ 1-year annual subscription of WIRED for $3 in digital (Kindle edition) or $5 print magazine
+ the print edition of WIRED includes digital access as well

+ 1-year National Geographic for $8 in the Kindle edition
+ the print edition offer is for half-a-year, and it does not include digital access

Kindle editions can be read on Amazon’s Fire tablets, the good old Fire phone, and the Kindle apps for Android and iOS. The National Geographic is also available for the Kindle e-reader devices.

NOTE that these are AUTO-RENEWAL subscription and will automatically renew (unless you cancel them) at the future renewal rate. They won’t keep renewing at the introductory annual subscription rate of this offer…

Weekend (B&H): Sachtler, 3DFlex, Gabor, Live View Remote Kit

BH Photo is back with a new quartet of daily deals and this being Friday they run for 48 hours until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (but B&H does not accept orders between Friday PM and Saturday PM):

+ 3D FLEX FLASH The WYNG Bounce Reflector for $18 in either Small or Large

+ SACHTLER Lite Case (Large) for $179

+ Vello FreeWave Viewer VL Wireless Live View Remote Kit with AV/Shutter & Infrared Cables for $100 in your choice of select cameras from select systems (two sets of Canons, three sets of Nikons)

+ Gabor screen (computer monitor/TV) mounts, five options, $10 to $30

Wedding Photography Bundle (four classes) for $149 at CL

CreativeLIVE is back with yet another limited time offer. For $149 you can get a Wedding Photography Bundle that features four wedding-related photography classes from Jirsa, Star, the Grays and Valenzuela. Details on each class on each individual page linked to from the aforelinked bundle page.

20% off Some Accessories with KEH Camera coupon (until 7/21)

Good until 7/21/19 at 11:59pm eastern, coupon code ACC7 gets you 20% off Accessories at KEH Camera. There are however some EXCLUSIONS:

+ Break Through Photography brand products
+ Leica brand products
+ Camera Film
+ Extended Warranties
+ Memory Cards
+ gear in New grade and Like New grade.
+ Lenses & Converters.
+ the above are EXCLUDED ITEMS

Thursday: Revo VideoStabilizer for $60, Etc

And just like that, Thursday is here and with it we have a new quartet of B&H Photo daily deals until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ ReVo ST-1000 Pro Video Stabilizer for $60

+ InFocus IN136 4000-Lumen WXGA DLP Projector for $339

+ VocoPRO UDH-CHOIR-8 Handheld Wireless Microphone Package with Carry Bag Kit (900 MHz Band) for $299

+ iK Multimedia iKlip Studio Desktop Stand for iPad mini for $15

CreativeLIVE Bootcamp Clases for $49 each [24 options]

A new week is in which means CreativeLIVE has a new promotion. This time around the promotion is a sale on Bootcamp courses for $49 each. These are classes that offer the educational equivalent of a bootcamp on a particular topic (presumably without the yelling, the sweat, the dirt, the drill instructors and such).

A total of 24 Bootcamps are available covering a variety of topics:

+ Portraiture, Weddings, Newborns, Boudoir
+ Fine Art, Outdoor
+ Photoshop CC, Premiere CC, Lightroom CC, Final Cut X
+ Business side of photography, people skills, marketing, inspirational

35-inch Massdrop VAST Curved Gaming Monitor for $401

If you are fan of curved and VAST computer monitors, Massdrop is running a Limited Time Sale that includes the new condition 35-inch Massdrop VAST Curved Gaming Monitor going for $401 with free US shipping. Over 3000 units have been sold. It averages 4.2 out of 5 based on 150+ customer reviews. It comes with a 1-year warranty on the panel (two years on the electronics), with the warranty managed by Massdrop as it is one of their signature “Massdrop” co-branded product.

The sale ends on July 19 in 2019 or earlier if sold out.

Massdrop is a “club”, so you have to sign up to see what’s happening, but it is free to sign up. One of the reasons for the “sign up” is because some of their products are below MAP, so by having a club, then they can offer lower prices because the firewall. OR something like that…

YI M1 with 12-40mm f3.5-5.6 for $150 [m43]

OF interest mayhaps to the curious and the adventurous and the reviewers, Amazon has the YI M1 with 12-40mm f3.5-5.6 micro four thirds camera going for $150 with free shipping. Do read the reviews at Amazon and elsewhere as there are plenty of issues and trade-offs with this camera. $150 or not, if someone buys it as a “daily driver” type of a camera and they don’t know of the issues, they may be in for a rude awakening…

PS: Prime Day is over, the Amazon deals we mention from now on are for everyone ~ unless otherwise indicated (on occasion they have some Prime-only offers, and I will be mentioning that explicitly ~ just like during Prime Days 2019)…

10TB WD My Book External HDD for $160 AC [limit 2]

Prime Day may be over at the Amazon Mothership but NewEgg won’t let it go, they have a new “top sellers” edition of their e-newsletter sale with the headliner being a 10TB WD My-Book external HDD going for $160 after you enter the promo code EMCTCUB37 over there. You must be logged on to Newegg or give them your email address in order to be able to use these newsletter promo codes… Limit two per customer at the sale price… Because all those pictures and video need more and more TB…

1-Year CreativeLIVE Netflix-style subscription for $199 total

Had enough of 48 hours of gadget shopping and deal hunting? How some Learnings of the Photographic kind? For a limited time, coupon code 100VIPGIFT gets you the first year subscription of the Creator Pass at Creative LIVE for $199. That’s 12 months of all you can stream ~ almost all of the current and future classes with a few exceptions

Or if you prefer and have the schedule flexibility, you can watch for free from the selection of classes airing at the ON-AIR Page. These are a mix of brand new classes recording LIVE and re-runs of older classes…

Wednesday: SLR Magic Cine II 50/1.1 (Sony E) for $269, Etc

Wednesday is here, the “Morning After” of Prime Day and B&H Photo is back with a lens in their Daily Deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for any of them that may sellout):

+ SLR Magic Cine II 50mm f/1.1 Lens (Sony E-Mount) for $269
+ did you know that if you take the “y” out of Sony it becomes Soy? #DadJokes πŸ˜‰

+ Magnus VT-4000 Tripod System with Fluid Head for $110

+ Denon Commander Sport Portable Water-Resistant 120W All-In-One PA System with Wireless Handheld Microphone for $299

+ EzViz BN-1444A2 4-Channel 4MP NVR with 2TB HDD and 4 4MP Outdoor Network Bullet Cameras Kit for $130

Prime Day 2019 is over (except for few leftovers)

Thank you for joining us in this exciting two-day Prime Day 2019 adventure. Almost all the deals are now over, so all the posts you see below mentioning Prime Day are expired… We had a total of 45 posts during the last two days…

IF you want to stay updated on the latest deals, we also offer a free full-text RSS feed [tell your friends too!].

Today we’ll take a look at all the other retailers not named Amazon and there are plenty of pre-orders to get to as a number of new cameras and lenses got announced the last few days…

Used Sony a7 II body for $704, a7 with 28-70 for $734 [Prime]

The 20% off Warehouse Deals promotion has two offers for Sony a7*.* fans as follows:

+ a7 with 28-70mm in “Used – Like New” condition for $734~, while the new condition goes for $998

+ Sony a7 II body only in “Used – Like New” for $704 while the new condition goes for $898

+ these are for Prime members only as part of the Prime Day 2019

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 (Sony E) for $229 [Prime Deal]

I can’t post individually for every single one of the camera and photo lightning deals ~ you can find them over there in the typical Amazon format…ilter

… but when some of them are doing well percentage-claimed wise, I give in and post about them individually. Such is the case for the new condition Rokinon 14mm F2.8 manual focus lens, model FE14M-E, going for $229 with free shipping for PRIME members until 9:25pm ET or earlier if sold out. IT is 27% claimed as of 3:53pm ET.

And starting at 4:30pm ET, there will be lightning deals on some (or may be all) of the Kenko Nyumon filters. The listing has the full range from 37mm to 82mm, but it doesn’t say ahead of time which one(s) will be on sale…

Manfrotto Advanced Active Backpack II for $64 [Prime Deal]

Let’s have another round of “Bag the Bags”! Good until 8:45pm ET, Amazon’s Prime day party is offering the new condition Manfrotto Advanced Active Backpack II, model MB MA-BP-A2, for $64 with free shipping. It is 36% claimed as of 3:47pm ET.

Hidden in the same listing is the new condition Manfrotto Active Shoulder Bag 7, model MB MA-SB-A7, going for $49.

This too is one of the Prime Day Deals, so you have to be a member to buy it ~ or be willing to start a free 30-day trial

10% off refurbished Canon camera gear w/1-year warranty

And now FINALLY a deal that does not require a Prime membership! The official Canon USA Outlet store is offering 10% off instant savings on their refurbished Canon cameras and lenses and other assorted gear. The price you see is the price you pay, there’s no coupon to enter to get the discount. Other promotions may be running in parallel and may be stackable (eg free 2-day expedited shipping).

There have way too many items over there to list individually and live to tell about it πŸ™‚

Used Panasonic ZS200 superzoom for $469

The new condition Panasonic ZS200 goes for $699 in new condition at authorized dealers but if you are fond of the used cameras, and you are also a Prime member, you can get the black color scheme in “Used – Very Good” condition for $469 by Amazon Warehouse Deals or pay $20 more to get it in “Used – Like New” condition. This is a 15x optical zoom, closer to the travel zoom kind than let’s say those 125x optical zoom cameras πŸ™‚

Used Fuji X-A5 with 15-45mm XC for $337 [Prime Deals]

Another potentially interesting offer in the Warehouse 20% off promotion that is part of the ever-expanding Prime Day(s) deals…

We go back to X-Landia where the “Used – Like New” (original packaging; not even damaged packaging) Fuji X-A5 with 15-45mm XC goes for $337~ in the brown color scheme with multiple listings by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself ~ look for them as the seller ~ as explained in our earlier post which feels like it was written three days ago (but it was just 8 hours ago) πŸ™‚

The other two Fuji X-A5 color schemes don’t appear to be participating in the promotion (but I didn’t try it in the shopping cart)…