Archives for August 20, 2019

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