Archives for August 2019

Sunday: Mirfak, Tripod Jacket, Tiffen, Meade

Sunday is here and with it we have a new quiet and peaceful fourpack of B&H daily deals [TESTED: Correct Link] running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Tiffen 3-Filter Neutral Density/Polarizer Filter Kit for DJI Mavic Air for $20

+ Black Rapid Tripod Jacket for $20, Lens Bag for $10

+ Meade 10×42 RidgeWay Binocular for $35

+ MirFak Moin Micro LED Photo and Video Light for $39

Friday: Intel Gamers Day computer & accessory sale

It is Day #2 of Computer related deals at the Amazon USA Gold Box with an overarching “Intel Gamer Days” theme [yes, we are all now literary critics, even of deals, thank you prestige TV ;-)]. Gaming desktops and laptops and computer monitors from various brands are participating (Acer Predator,HP Omen, ASUS Republic of Gamers, CyberPower PC, Dell/Alienware, etc).

A few other assorted accessories are also part of the sale (keyboard, mice, motherboards, networking, etc).

SPOILER ALERT: since the theme is “Intel” Gamers Day, the featured computers have Intel processors…

Weekend (B&H): $249 Autofocus Adapter (Leica M lenses to Sony E bodies), Gel Set, Pet Camera, Qi Charging Pad for $8

Friday is here which means this 4-pack of B&H Photo daily deals [CORRECT LINK] runs until Saturday at 11:59pm ET but as usual B^H is closed between Friday PM and Saturday PM [check their website for exact times]:

+ Techart Pro Leica M Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Autofocus Adapter for $249

+ VeLLo EZ-Flip Gel Set for $12

+ EzViz Mini Plus 1080p Wi-Fi Pet Camera with Night Vision for $30 to $35 (four options)

+ ChargeWorx Qi Wireless Charging Pad for $8

UPDATE: speaking of limited time offers, Adorama is offering the new condition Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G4 Wireless Combo Set (G:566-608 MHz W/Zoom H6 Recorder) for $850 for a limited time (their latest “Snapshot Deal”)…

UPDATE #2: speaking of Adorama, they are also having a Labor Day Lighting Gear sale with a total of fifty products participating in the sale…

Pre-order new Canon 90D APS-C DSLR starting at $1199

Canon is not just releasing a new APS-C mirrorless camera, they are also ushering out a new APS-C DSLR in their long line of ??D DSLRs using the new 32mp APS-C sensors. The new 90D is available for preorder in the following standard kits:

+ 90D body only for $1199
+ 90D with 18-55 for $1349
+ 90D with 18-135 for $1599
+ the wait is not long for this one, the release estimate is mid-September 2019
+ available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo and Adorama and eventually at Amazon

Pre-order new Canon M6 II mirrorless kits starting at $850

The Canon APS-C mirrorless system is not abandoned just because Canon launched a “boutique” full frame mirrorless system [meow!]. A new APS-C mirrorless camera has been revealed, it is the M6 Mark II and it is available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon at these standard configurations:

+ body only for $850

+ with 15-45mm lens and EVF-DC2 viewfinder for $1099

+ with 18-150mm lens and EVF-DC2 viewfinder for $1349

+ the camera body is available in black and silver (really black-silver) color schemes

Pre-order new Sony a6100 and a6600 APS-C Mirrorless cameras

Two new cameras have joined the party of the Sony E-system, two new APS-C mirrorless cameras that are now available for pre-ordering as follows:

+ a6100 body only for $748
+ a6100 with 16-50 for $848
+ a6100 two lens kit (16-50, 55-210) for $1098
+ release estimate November 2019
+ available for pre-orders at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon

+ a6600 body only for $1398
+ a6600 with 18-135mm for $1798
+ a6600 with 16-25mm f2.8 for $2796
+ release estimate November 2019
+ available for pre-orders at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon

Panasonic Instant Savings promotions (GH5S, DC-S1, ZS100)

B&H Photo is currently running a few limited time Panasonic Instant Savings promotions as follows:

+ GH5S body only with Rode VideoMic Pro microphone and extra Watson battery for $1997

+ DC-S1 full frame mirrorless body only for $2198
+ DC-S1 with 24-105mm for $3098
+ free V-Log Upgrade software key

+ DC-S1R body for $2998
+ DC-S1R with 24-105 for $3898

+ ZS100 superzoom with the Panasonic Travel kit (charger and battery), 32GB Sandisk SD card and camera pouch for $448

With all the Panasonics above, you can optionally extended the standard 1-year warranty to a 3-year warranty by following the steps required by Panasonica…

Pre-order new Rokinon AF 18mm f2.8 FE for $399

If you are a fan of the Sony E-System and you like your lenses to have this new auto-focus thing [may or may not catch on ~ only the future will tell], B&H Photo is now accepting pre-orders for the new condition Rokinon AF 18mm f2.8 FE for the Sony E-System (FE = full-frame) for $399. The current release estimate is October 2019… This is only available in Sony E!

Massdrop Update: Photography products folded under Tech

Massdrop (now renamed to the shorter “Drop” name) is trying different product categories, some become very popular (eg mechanical keyboards, audiophile, etc), some fail to get a lot of traction. Their photography sales failed to get a lot of traction so they removed them as a category/interest and instead any photography-related products are folded into the Tech product category

Summer Lenses Instant Savings (900 options)

If you are looking for an aggregate of the currently running lenses instant savings and the few mail-in rebate promotions, Adorama has nicely organized them in their Summer Lenses Sale page. Lens-related accessories are also part of the sale.

You can use the left hand side of their website to filter them quickly by areas of interest, for example by brand, price range, system, lens type, and you can sort them by various factors (price, newness of lens, popularity, etc)…

UPDATE: speaking of Adorama, they are having a page featuring the current tripod promotions with a total of 48 options participating…

20% off one item at the REI Outlet with coupon

Some people are fans of the Great Indoors, others are fans of the Great Outdoors. Some are fans of none and some are fans of both. Especially if you are a fan of the Great Outdoors, coupon code LABORDAY19 gets you 20% off one item from the REI Outlet store (formerly known as the REI Garage). Terms, conditions and restrictions apply.

UPDATE: not eligible for the coupon above, but REI is also running their Labor Day sales featuring a variety of outdoors-y products. Not that anyone stops you from using them indoors or in your yard or in the parking lot 🙂

REI is free for all to shop but if you join as a member by paying a one-time fee [not an annual fee] you get extra benefits including an annual member dividend (a percentage of your annual purchase that were not on sale/clearance)…

Blanket Correction II: B&H Daily Deals link corrected!

We have another blanket correction, and it’s not a deja vu! The link to the B&H Photo daily deals has now been corrected for the last few days. Because of a cut-and-paste error, it had been pointing to Woot Sellout instead…

All apologies for the confusions!

Thanks to one of our readers for the alert using the online contact form!

PS: why was this happening? All it takes is one cut and paste mistake and if I don’t notice it, I simply copy the link of the previous day for the next day and it continues to propagate ~ like it happened the last two times…

PS2: it is also possible that I’m getting too old 🙂

Labor Day sales at CreativeLIVE too – 60% off Everything

CreativeLIVE couldn’t stay out of the “Labor Day sales” party and they have launched their early as well, it is a 60% off site-wide sale on everything. The price you see is the sale price, there’s no coupon code to enter. When the sale ends, the prices will adjust upwards. You can easily tell from the numbers, for example a sale price of $79 on a standard price of $199 class is a 60% off sale (or for faster math, 40% of the original price).

Thursday: 256GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $30, WD & Toshiba external HDDs, Laptops/Monitors, etc

It’s the return of another variant of the PC Accessories sale at the AMazon USA GolD BoX for Thursday 8/29/19 and it includes:

+ 256GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $30, 512GB for $80
+ 500GB Sandisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD (USB-C) for $110

+ WD external HDD storage including 10TB Elements desktop for $159, 4TB Gaming for $90,
+ 2TB Toshiba Canvio for $50, 4TB for $74

+ Acer Swift laptops and monitors and AiO, Lenovo Flex, ASUS Zenbook 5 laptops, Benq and Samsung monitors, Microsoft Surface Go and more!

+ limit two of each item per customer at the sale price

Early Labor Day arrives at NewEgg too

And so the story goes, earlier and earlier they begin, I’m surprised we haven’t yet had a “Christmas Sale” 😉 Anyway, NewEgg is running their own early Labor Day sale with twelve pages of sale items, which you can filter using the options on the left hand side of their website…

Thursday Lightning Deals: Celestron, Neewer party, Etc

The next 24 hours or so (from blog-posting time) at the Camera & Photo Lightning Deals of the Amazon USA Gold Box have the following potentially interesting items:

+ 15% off Celestron Skymaster binoculars (that’s what the Gold Box teaser says)

+ 15% off Celestron Eyepiece and Filter kit

+ Neewer 10ft stand, NW-670 TTL flash, Dolly tripod thing, macro LED ring flash kit, 20″ compact tripod, slider, equipment photo/video bag, etc

+ various generic camcorders, APEMAN action cam

Thursday: 32GB Sandisk Ultra Plus (SD or microSD) for $10 each

Among the Thursday deals of the day at the Best Buy website is the return of another Sandisk sale featuring 32GB Ultra Plus memory card for $10 each. They have microSD and SDXC (V10, up to 130MB/sec, etc). Limit up to five cards per customer at the sale price…

Thursday: LensCoat, Aputure OnC LED, Dracast w/Barndoors, Etc

Never fear, Thursday is here and with it we have a new set of B&H daily deals runnin’ ’til 11:59pm ET (o’ earlier i’ sold out):

+ LensCoat Raincoat sleeves, three options, $28 to $40

+ Aputure Amaran AL-H198 On-Camera LED Light for $30

+ DraCast LED1000 Silver Series Bi-Color LED Light with V-Mount Battery Plate for $195 with FREE Barndoors [barn animals NOT included]

+ Sony Xperia XA1 Plus (G3423, 32GB, unlocked) for $130 in three color schemes with FREE 3-month prepaid Mint Mobile SIM card with 8GB data

Labor Day sales at official Canon USA store (102 options)

For Canon fans, the official Canon USA online store is having their own Labor Day sale with 48 iLC options (both DSLRs and mirrorless) along with 44 Canon lenses (likewise) and ten Powershots and four camcorders too…

Some of the others include a “free gift” which in the cases I checked is a 32GB SD memory card…

Labor Day sales begin at Dell

Labor Day is just around the corner but the sales have already began at many websites such as Dell Home where they have daily doorbusters at 11am eastern along with various other offers on computers, monitors, electronics and other related products. Their “official” Labor Day sales begin on August 29 at 8am eastern time.

Current laptop doorbuster offers start at $150 (14″, 4GB, 64GB flash, Cellery, Win 10S) while $250 gets you a 11.6″ touchscreen with 128GB flash, AMD A9-9420e and Win10S (Win 10 Home in S mode). Chromebooks start at $176~ (4GB, 32GB, 11.6″, Cellery)

19 Classes for $19 each at Creative LIVE

Creative LIVE is back with another limited time sale, it is another variation of their 19 classes for $19 each sale that includes Ben Willmore’s “Think Like A Photographer”, along with classes on travel photography, tabletop, senior (HS), weddings, babies, pets, Etsy and more!

Separately, in a different sale, they are offering 50% off their Top 50 classes that covers all of the above topics and many more…

The sale prices are factored in automatically at their website while this promotion is running. When the sale is over, the prices will increase / return to their typical levels until/unless another sale begins. There’s no coupon code for these two aforementioned sales…

Wedn Lightning Deals: Trail cameras, 77″ tripod, Studio/Lighting

A quick look at the Wednesday-ish Lightning Deals of Camera and Photo interest at the Amazon Gauld Bawx reveals the following:

+ Eyeskey waterproof binoculars for $79~

+ Victure and APEman Trail game cameras

+ ESDDI and MountDog studio/lighting kits

+ action cam accessory bundles; Akaso action cam;

+ 77″ Geekoto tripod

+ Neewer G1 action cam, 14″ dimmable outdoor ring light kit, etc

Wedn: SLR Magic Cine 35mm f1.2 FE for $279 [also: Interfit Monolite]

It’s a lens day at the Wednesday B&H daily deals with the new condition SLR Magic Cine 35mm f1.2 FE lens for the Sony E-system going for $279 with free US shipping. The other three dailies running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) are:

+ Interfit S1N AC/DC HSS TTL Monolight for $379 with FREE Interfit TTL remote in your choice of Canon, Nikon or Sony

+ IO Gear ViewPro-C USB Type-C Male to HDMI Female Adapter for $15

+ Xerox Phaser 3260/DI Monochrome Laser Printer for $30
+ yes a $30 laser printer, once upon a time you couldn’t even buy a used cartridge for that!

Tuesday (LIVE at 1pm ET): Panasonic Lumix event streaming from Hollywood

This is a heads up / reminder! Starting at 1pm ET on Tuesday 8/27/19 (two hours from the publication time of this alert) Panasonic will be live-streaming on YouTuBe their Lumix event at the Dolby Vine theater in Hollywood in the City of Angels.

The YouTube Live Chat is disabled (by Panasonic) for this event, so you can’t join the chat-party on YouTube…

You can also watch it YouTube-embedded below:

Tuesday Lightning Deals: Action Cams, Stabilizers, Tripods, Lighting, Etc

Over 40 items are currently listed in the on-going Amazon Camera and Photo category Lightning Deals with the following potentially interesting options running within the next 24 hours (as of the time of writing):

+ Neewer wireless flash for $37~

+ Neewer tripod-monopod 2-in-1 for $34 to $36~

+ Victure, Cocau, MountDog, Apeman action cams

+ Hohem iSteady PRO 2 3-axis gimbal stabilizer

+ Neewer tripod with 360 rotatable center column, 24″ carbon fiber handheld stabilizer, etc

+ Mpow 3-in-1 selfie-stick tripod thing

+ Victure trail camera

+ ESDDI studio/lighting kit

Tuesday: Axler Follow Focus, InFocus, Etc

Tuesday too brings with it a new 4-pack of B&H Photo dailies as follows, with the usual 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) expiration time:

+ Axler Hammerhead Follow Focus for $129

+ Ruggard Red Series Ruby 22 Tech Backpack for $30

+ Kopul CMX-2-V2 Two-Channel Passive DSLR XLR Adapter for $30

+ InFocus IN134 4000-Lumen XGA DLP Projector for $299

Monday Lightning Deals: Feelworld F5, Action Cams, E-Mart Background Kit, Etc

As of the time of writing, about three dozen items are participating in the current wave of Camera and Photo Lightning Deals at Amazon, with the following potentially interesting items:

+ generic Monocular telescope 40×60, usogood binos, generic camcorder

+ Feel World 5-inch F5 DSLR on-camera field monitor
+ a recurring item in the C&P lightning deals

+ E-Mart 10ft adjustable background stand kit

+ Akaso and Victure action cams

+ SHOCK! just one Neewer item, a mini LED on-camera (hot shoe mount [I think]) panel

+ an insane number of spy cameras of all sorts

Monday: $17 Sunpak tripod, PhotoFlex StarFlash, 23.8″ Dell Ultra, Zhiyun Crane 3 w/freebie

Monday is here, the offices are full of pride and joy for the start of a new work week and a new four-pack is up and running until 11:59pm ET at the B&H Photo daily deals as follows:

+ Sunpak 6630LX Medium-Duty Aluminum Tripod for $17

+ PhotoFlex StarFlash 150Ws Monolight for $80

+ Dell U2419HX UltraSharp 23.8″ 16:9 IPS Monitor for $150
+ DisplayPort 1.4 | HDMI 1.4, 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz,250 cd/m²

+ Zhiyun CRANE 3 LAB Handheld Stabilizer for $599 with FREE Trans Mount holder and crown gear and weebill lab (phones up to 6.3″ wide)

20% off Overstock Camera Gear with coupon [ends Wedn PM]

It’s an overstock sale but you don’t have to sing the overstock jingle 😉 Good until Wednesday 8/28/19 at 11:59pm ET, coupon code OVER8A gets you 20% off overstock camera gear at KEH Camera.

For this particular promotion, there are NO EXCLUSIONS per KEH. As usual, their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for the coupon, and you can test it out without logging in or creating an account…

Sunday: LED lite panels, action cams, tripods, slider, etc

About 30 items are currently featured in the Camera and Photo Lightning Deals for the next 24 hours or so, of potential interest:

+ Neewer 62″ alum-alloy tripod, 256 LED foldable lite panel, dimmable bi-color panel, camera slider, G1 4K action cam, waterproof case, NP-F550 charger/batteries for Sony, etc

+ Victure and ThiEye and APEMAN and Akaso action cams

+ 49″ Fotopro tripod

+ Hohem gimbal stabilizer

Sunday: 3pk of 64GB Samsung EVO Select microSDXC for $30 [and more]

On the microSD front, one of the Woot deals of the day for Sunday 8/25/19 [ALERT: just four months until Christmas Day 2019, get your gift buying plans in order] is a new condition 3pk of 64GB Samsung EVO Select microSDXC memory cards going for $30 total with free shipping for Prime members or $6 flat for the calendar day (central time zone) for non-members… You can buy up to ten 3-packs at the sale price… They include a full-size SD adapter and come with a 10-year Samsung warranty…

Elsewhere at Woot, there’s AmazonBasics Premium hard side luggage at the main Woot, and a $300 unlocked dual SIM Galaxy S9 at Electronics…

Meanwhile at the Best Buy dailies you can find the following potentially interesting items:

+ Corel Video Studio Ultimate 2019 for $40
+ Epson WorkForce PRO EcoTank ET-8700 AiO Wireless for $700

Now flying to the other side of the pond [ALERT: make sure your flights are not impacted by the upcoming September British Airways strikes], at Amazon Germany the headliners are a 999 euro ASUS Zenbook 13 UX433FN (i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 14″ FHD, GTX 1050, etc), and also a 550 euro Lenovo IdeaPad 330s (i5-8250, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 14″ FHD IPS, etc)… There’s also a LeaBags sale (not camera-centric but you know…)…

Sunday: Elvid viewfinder, Aputure ring, Axler slider, Pelican Carry On

Sunday is here and the B&H Photo dailies for today is:

+ El Vid OptiView 50 3.2″ LCD Viewfinder for $25

+ Aputure AHL-HN100 Amaran Halo LED Ring Flash for Nikon Cameras for $25

+ Axler Carbon Fiber Camera Slider (30″) for $149

+ Pelican BA22 Elite Carry-On Luggage (OD Black) for $220

Vinten System Vision Blue 3 FT MS Fluid Head with Flowtech 75 Carbon Fiber Tripod for $1642

Adorama is back with another “snapshot deal”, a 24-hour daily deal of sorts, and this time around it’s a more high end tripod, it’s the new condition Vinten System Vision Blue 3 FT MS Fluid Head with Flowtech 75 Carbon Fiber Tripod going for $1642~ with free US shipping. No coupon needed but it is a very limited time offer…

Weekend (B&H): Lite Panels Caliber LED, KiwltGo, Etc

IT’s the weekend at the B&H Photo deals so this lot, as usual, runs until Saturday at 11:59pm ET, but keep in mind, as usual, B&H does not accept orders between Friday PM and Saturday PM [check their website for the exact times]:

+ LitePanels Caliber LED Light for $185

+ Watson Pro 14.8V 97Wh Li-Ion Battery with LED (Gold Mount) for $129
+ Pro 15A High-Load 14.8V 93Wh Li-Ion Battery (Gold Mount) for $159

+ KwiltGo Personal Cloud Hub for $44

+ Pelican 2380 Micro-USB Rechargeable LED Flashlight for $35

Thursday Lightning Deals: Zhiyun, Flashes, Ring Lights, Wingspan, Stabilizer-y things, Lightning kits, Feelworld, Etc

Of Camera and Photo (“C&P” in short in past, present and future posts here) interest, in the Amazon C&P Lightning Deals, for the next 24 hours or so, the following potentially interesting items are running:

+ usogood binoculars for $34
+ Wingspan HD binoculars and more usogood going live later on

+ ring light with tripod stand for $22

+ 3rd-party charger & batteries set for GoPRO

+ Neewer leisure camera backpack, 24″ handheld stabilizer-y thing-y, charger/batteries for Sony, action cam accessories kit, 20-inch LED ring light kit, NW-565-EX flash, stainless steel C-Stand, etc

+ HPUSN softbox lighting kit, FeelWorld F5 5-inch on-camera (“on-c” in short) monitor, ESDDI flash

+ Zhiyun Crane 2 with Servo Follow Focus, 2018 bundle

MEANWHILE the BEst Buy dailies are headlined by the 12.3″ Surface PRO with keyboard (aka PRO Type Cover) going for $550 (Core m3-7Y30 [ranks #1174 at cpu benchmark), 4GB RAM (SAD for Windows 10 in 2019), 128GB SSD, etc). Surface Pen is NOT included.. Other items on sale include a $190 TCL Roku 1080p TV, thermal mugs, 6-pack of Insignia CR-2032 batteries for $6.49, APC battery backup and mo(i)re…

Thursday: Eneloop Quick Charger Kit, Bushnell Trophy, Interfit Badger, 34″ LG IPS

We go loopy for Eneloops on Thursday as they are the headliner of the B&H Photo daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Eneloop CC55 Quick Charger Kit for $35
+ includes 4-slot Quick Charger (3-4 hours for fully depleted batteries it says), 8 AA NiMHs (2000 mAh) and 4 AAA Nimh (800 mAh)

+ Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Aggressor Low-Glow Trail Camera (Camo) for $100

+ Interfit Badger Unleashed Battery-Powered Flash Head for $230
+ obligatory

+ 34″ LG IPS HDR WFHD Monitor for $285
+ HDMI and DisplayPort, 2560 x 1080, 300 cd/m², etc

Wedn: 64GB Samsung PRO Endurance microSDXC for $18 [or buy them in 2-packs for $33]

It’s been a while since we visited the NewEgg shellshockers and what a coincidence, today they have a special on the Samsung Endurance microSDXC cards. IF you buy one new condition 64GB Samsung PRO Endurance microSDXC memory card (UHS-I, U1, up to 100MB/sec, MB-MJ64GA/AM) you pay $18. Limit up to three per customer. These are sold and shipped by NewEgg not marketplace sellers.

BUT wait, there’s more! You can buy them as a 2-pack for $33, that brings the individual card price down to $16.50. So it’s better to buy the 2-packs instead of two individual cards. Limit up to three 2-packs per customer as well…

This is a daily deal for Wednesday August 21 in 2019… We are just three months away from Black Friday 2019. Are your wish lists and shopping lists and your budgets ready for the madness?

Wedn Lightning Deals: Neewer, Tripods, Backdrop Systems/Supports, Etc

Hump Day has about 35 (not millimeter) offerings in the Amazon C&P Lightning Deals and of those, of potential interest for the next 24 hours or so, you may find the following:

+ Neewer F5 5″ on-c monitor, loaded background support system, 64″ video tripod, 64″ tripod/monopod creature, 56″ portable tripod, flash, etc

+ MountDog 70″ tripod, Rangers 56″ tripod, Geekoto tripod

+ Eyesky and usogood binos

+ Apeman action cam

+ other brands: LED ring light, backdrop stand, Feelcare Wifi digicam, reflectors (no relation to Arcade Fire), some kind of a camcorder, etc

UPDATE: meanwhile in the main Amazon USA Gold Box they have various Eureka ergonomic and standing desks on sale along with various Vitamix Venturist blenders. A good match for your new standing desk 😉 There’s also a back to school sale on the ever-increasing number of AmazonBasics-branded products, Amazon’s own hardware and lots mo(i)re…

Wedn: Vanguard VEO, Think Tank, Sony XZ2, 21.5″ iMac Retina

And just like that, it’s Hump Day with a very name brand centric theme for the B&H Photo daily deals:

+ Vanguard VEO 2 204AB Aluminum Tripod with Compact Ball Head (Red, 4.4′) for $50

+ Think Tank Photo Spectral 8 Camera Shoulder Bag (Black) for $40~

+ Sony XZ2 Compact, model H8314, unlocked smartphone for $250
+ Sony XZ2 for $300
+ the “Compact” is part of the model name, it’s a smaller phone with “just” a 5-inch screen
+ purchases include a free case and a 3-month prepaid Mint Mobile plan

+ 21.5″ iMac with Retina 4K Display (Mid 2017) for $899
+ 3.0 GHz i5 Quad-Core, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, 21.5″ 4096 x 2304 IPS Retina 4K Display, AMD Radeon Pro 555 Graphics Card (2GB), etc

Kamlan 28mm f1.4 MF lens for $150 [various systems]

For about three days and change (as of the time of writing of this blog post), Massdrop is offering the new condition Kamlan 28mm f1.4 manual focus lens for $150 with free US shipping in your choice of Fuji X, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds or Canon EF-M.

These will ship in mid-September from the vendor. The listing does not mention warranty, so assume there is none.

Dell Outlet sale starting with $299+ Inspiron 15

IF you are a fan of outlet shopping, the Dell Outlet is having another sale, headlined by $299+ Inspiron 15 5000 laptops (limit one per customer). Other computers are also on sale along with a clearance on monitors ranging from 24″ to 34″. The coupon codes are shown over there for offers that require the use of a coupon…

UPDATE: speaking of technology, this is a handy page to check, it shows the new product arrivals at the Monoprice website [no relation to the Dell Outlet offer mentioned in the paragraph above]…

UPDATE #2 if you feel like deal-fishing at the Monoprice website, here’s a couple of places to check, the Deal Depot page and also the Summer Clearance (171 items on offer there)…

EU: 5 euro gift card with SEPA Direct Debit payment

UPDATE: the coupon is a $5 off an eligible order of $25+ and must be placed by September 15 in 2019. You must manually enter the coupon code that is sent to you by Amazon email…

the European Union and there too they have similar offers. For example, good until September 1st in 2019, they have a promotion that gets you a 5 euro Amazon Gift Card if you switch your payment method to SEPA Direct Debits. The 5 euro promotional gift card will be sent to you by email within one week of signing up for Direct Debit.

Check terms and details and restrictions at the aforelinked page…

Tuesday Lightning Deals: Hohem, Neewer, E-Mart, G-raphy, Etc

And now the time is write to take a peek into the Tuesday Camera & Photo Lightning Deals. During the next 24 hours or so (as of the time of writing) the following potentially interesting C&P items will likely be on offer:

+ Neewer 70-inch tripod/monopod for $42~
+ Neewer Z flex tilt ball head for $23~
+ above offers are live as of the time of writing…

+ Hohem 3-axis gymbal for GoPRO, iSteady PRO stabilizer, etc

+ Rapthor 4-slot charger with 8-pack of rechargeable CR123A batteries
+ there’s also a 10% off clip-on coupon on the listing ~ not sure if it’s stackable with the lightning deal discount

+ Neewer 20-inch portable table top tripod, heavy duty tripod dolly, F5 5-inch on-camera monitor, background/lightning kit, video tripod, etc

+ APEMAN 4K, Victure, etc action cams

+ E-Mart 10×8.5 feet backdrop kit

+ Huasbell generic camcroder, AbergBest generic P&S digicam

+ G-raphy DSLR backpack

+ generic light ring with stand

Tuesday daily: partial Woot-OFF, PacSafe, ARRIS, refurbs (Epson 3LCD, Galaxy S7), Etc

If you are a fan of Woot-OFFs, three of the sub-Woots are having a Woot-OFF on Tuesday, “Gourmet” and “Shirt” and the one more likely to feature camera=related items, Sellout aka Clearance. As usual, I have no advance notice of what’s coming so it’s a YMMV adventure…

As of the time of writing they have a 32GB Sandisk microSDXC C10 memory card going for $5 with 81% left and up to ten per customer…

On the Electronics sub-Woot deal of the day they have refurbished Samsung Galaxy S7 for $100. Note that the latest model is the S10 so this is three generations behind the current flagship. But smartphones have improved greatly over the last few years, you don’t need a “latest model” ~ unlike the old days where each new cycle brought a noticeable boost in usability and performance…

Meanwhile at the Best Buy dailies they have the refurbished Epson PRO EX-9220 wireless 3-LCD 1080p projector for $550 and of home-and-gardens interest, 60-packs of Cafe Turino espresso [or if you want to irritate your barista, “expresso”] for $10 each. Note that these are for the Nespresso system, not the Keurig K-cup system.

And among the Tuesday Amazon USA gold box offerings, they have various ARRIS (formerly of Motorola) modems and routers on sale with prices ranging from $75~ to $310. Your ISP / cable company may not be very forthcoming but often times you have the option to purchase your very own modem/router instead of paying them a monthly fee/fleece 🙂 BUT check for modem/router compatibility before making a purchase. They should have a list of compatible options published online or buried in a PDF file somewhere…

And on the other side of the pond, among the Amazon Germany gold box daily deals for Tuesday in the german time zone, they have a PacSafe sale featuring a soccer team (eleven) bags of different sizes/kinds with prices ranging from 36 to 108 euro…

Tuesday: Benro dual stage tripod, CoreSWX, Optoma, Etc

Tuesday is “in progress” and until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) the following four are today’s B&H daily deals:

+ BenRo S8 Dual Stage Video Tripod Kit for $379

+ Core SWX HyperCore Slim 98 2-Battery Kit with X2A Vertical Charger (Gold Mount) for $469

+ Optoma LV130 300-Lumen WVGA DLP Pico Projector for $179

+ K-Tec Stingray MixPro Audio Bag for MixPre-3, MixPre-6, DR-70D & DR-701D Recorders for $129

Monday Lightning Deals: Various Studio Sets, Stabilizer-y things, Flash, Etc

As of the time of writing, there are about 39 lightning deals in the Camera and Photo Gold Box running for the next 24 hours or so. Of potential C&P interest:

+ Neewer 10ft studio set, 24″ handheld stabilizer thing, rectangular equipment bag, 63″ carbon fiber tripod/monopod thing, Z flex tilt head plate thing, 10ft holding arm, etc

+ EDSSI flash for Canons, LED video light

+ Andoer and Emart photography studio sets

+ 10.1″ MRQ digiframe

Monday: 128GB PNY SDXC for $20, 256GB Sandisk microSDXC for $42, Etc

Monday also brings on some on-topic action at the Best Buy dailies with the following potentially interesting items:

+ 256GB Sandisk Ultra Plus microSDXC for $42

+ 128GB PNY Elite Performance SDXC for $20

+ 10,000 maH Insignia powerbank for $15

+ 33-pack battery storage box with assorted sizes for $12

+ Dell: 24″ LED FHD monitor for $150, Inspiron 2-in-1 13.3″ Ryzen-5 [sounds like a space colony name?] SSD laptop for $450

Monday: Fujinon bino, Rotolight NEO 2, FeiYu 3-Axis, Curved LG

Monday is here, a new workweek for many is upon us/them, and with it we have four new B&H Photo daily deals [TESTED: corrected link] as follows:

+ Fujinon 10×42 KF Binocular for $110
+ the name may not work well in France, “Fuji non”, think of “No Va” 🙂

+ Rotolight NEO 2 LED Light for $120

+ FeiYu AK4000 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer for $329

+ LG 34BL85C-B 34″ 21:9 Curved QHD IPS Monitor for $550
+ HDMI + DisplayPort Inputs, 3440 x 1440 Resolution, 1000:1 Contrast Ratio, etc

Monday (EU): select Sony E and RX on sale

To Amazon Germany we go for Monday 19/8/19 (European style not-quite-palindrome date) where their headliner is a Sony Electronics sale that includes the following camera and photo gear:

+ Sony a5100 with 16-50 for 389 euro
+ Sony a6000 with 16-70Z for 999 euro
+ Sony a6500 with 16-70Z for 1619 euro

+ Sony Zeiss 16-35mm f4 ZA OSS Vario T* for 1049 euro

+ Sony RX10 II for 865 (#DailyReminder, the blazing fast AF was introduced in the Mark IV)

+ Sony RX100 III with Vlogger kit (VCT-SGR1) for 509 euro

Sunday Lightning Deals: ESDDI Flash, Hohem stabilizer, Various Lightning Kits, Action Cams, Etc

Sunday and the next 24 hours or so from this blog-post have about four dozens Camera & Photo Lightning Deals, some of which are on-topic, some of which are off-topic (eg security cams). Of potential C&P interest:

+ APEMAN 4K action cam for $59~

+ Neewer 700W professional lightning kit for $59~
+ 43% claimed as of 9:18am ET

+ Neewer 50-in-1 action cam accessories bundle, 360 degree gimbal, waterproof bags, USB-powered ring light, f100 7-inch 4K on-camera monitor, 32″ octagon softbox, mini pocket LED panelito, etc

+ ORDRO AC3 4K camcorder thing

+ Hohem 3-axis gimbal stabilizer

+ ESDDI camera flash

+ Tarion vintage neck strap

+ Victure and APEMAN action cams

+ GVM 2-pack LED video lightning kit

+ SmilePoWo charger with two batteries (3rd-party) ~ see listing/etc for compatibilities