Archives for September 2019

KEH 3-Day Sale: 20% off select cameras, 10% off select Lenses

Good until Wednesday 10/2/19, KEH Camera is back with a 3-Day Sale promotion: coupon code CL9A gets you a discount as follows:

+ 20% off Featured cameras/items

+ 10% off SLR and DSLR LENSES

+ the usual exceptions apply: no Leica-branded products, no “NEW” condition, no “USed – Like New” condiiton

+ as usual, their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies; you can test it there without signing-up or logging-in

Corel Software Returns to Humble Bundle starting at $1

If you are a fan of COREL and Humble Bundle, for the next ten days or so [as of the time of writing] they have brought back the COREL Humble Bundle

Paying $1+ gets you three software titles:
+ Photo Mirage [Windows]
+ Particle Shop plug-in
+ Brush Pack – Animation

Meeting or beating the current average price [$22.51 as of the time of writing] gets you additionally:
+ Paintshop PRO Ultimate
+ 1-year of Gravit Designer PRO
+ Brush Pack – Superheroes

Paying $25 or more [very close to the average price] gets you all of the above plus the following:
+ Corel Painter 2019
+ Pinnacle Studio 23 Ultimate
+ Brush Pack – Manga
+ Brush Pack – Concept Design

They have two featured charities for this “bundle” but you can also select your own charities from a long list of options…

Sunday: 512GB Centon USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $40

Good until Sunday at 11:59pm central time (or earlier if sold out) WOOT is offering the new condition 512GB Centon USB 3.0 DataStick PRO USB flash drive for $40, or the 1TB version for $90. The 512GB “wins” on GB/S. Limit up to ten per customer at the sale price. They come with a 5-year Centon warranty… Free shipping for Prime members [you have to connect your Amazon-Woot accounts as a one-time activity if you haven’t done so]. Otherwise shipping is $6 flat for everything purchased during the calendar day…

Speaking of daily deals, at Best Buy they have new “mug technology”, temperature control mugs because your beverage needs its own TLC!

Ends Tue PM: CaseLogic TBC-410 Sling for $20; D&S CF Tripod w/BH for $90

This set of B&H dailies runs until Tuesday at 11:59pm ET because B&H is closed for the Rosh Hashana holiday:

+ Davis & Sanford TR654C-36 Traverse Carbon Fiber Grounder Tripod With Ball Head for $90

+ Case Logic TBC-410 DSLR Camera Sling for $20

1st Year of Prepaid CreativeLIVE Netflix-style Plan for $150

It feels like a CreativeLIVE day with all these offers. This offer is if you are a fan of the Netflix-style consumption. If instead of purchasing classes individually you prefer to pay for a subscription to almost the whole library (without any digital ownership after the subscription expires), then you have until the end of September 2019 to use coupon code 150VIPGIFT to drop the price of the first year of the Creator Pass subscription to $149.

For that you can watch almost all current and future classes as many times as you want as long as you are a paying member. There are however some exceptions ~ some classes because of prior agreements are not eligible to join the streaming package.

On the other hand, if you don’t have time to watch their whole library and prefer to catch some classes whenever you can find a small window of time, they also have the free-to-stream classes at their ON-AIR schedule

Ends Fri PM: 8% eBay Bucks on $25+ (YMMV, activation)

Good until Friday at 11:59pm pacific time, it’s yet another bonus rewards offer if you are participating in eBay Bucks. Check your emails/messages for the new offer because you have to manually opt-in to activate it in your account. With this offer you get 8% back in eBay Bucks with a $25+ minimum purchase amount required…

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

CreativeLIVE: 16 bundles for $49 per bundle

It’s bundle up time once again at Creative LIVE, they are offering 16 bundles of classes for $49 per bundle. Topics include food photography, lighting, outdoor, compositing, DIY, headshots, weddings, night photography, portraiture, etc. There’s also bundles centered around specific photographers such as Sue Bryce and Ben Willmore.

Panasonic G85 with 12-60 and 45-200 for $700 after coupon

A rare occasion, a snapshot deal at Adorama that requires a coupon code! The subject of the deal is the new condition Panasonic G85 two-lens kit (with the 12-60 and 45-200 lenses) going for $698 after entering coupon code ADPAN2019 in their shopping cart. This is a limited time offer but I don’t know the exact expiration time!

60% off Adobe classes at CreativeLIVE

If you are interested in Adobe-related classes, for a limited time only, CreativeLIVE is running a 60% off Adobe sale. The price you see is the price you pay while this promotion is running. No coupon needed. Topics include the “Photoshop CC Complete Guide”, retouching, workflow, Lightroom, post-processing, histogram, digital printing, Photoshop of course, Premiere PRO and loads more!

Dell 24 Hour Flash Sale: 10% off extra on computers

For fans of the Dell Way of Things, they are running a 24 hour flash sale that gets you an extra 10% off select participating computers. Check their website for details!

Weekend (B&H): LumoCube, Background Kit, iKan Saga 7″, Etc

Looks like I got lost in a time vortex on Thursday but we are back with the Friday B&H daily deals which, as usual, last for 48 hours (instead of the usual 24 hours), until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out).

NOTE also that B&H Photo will be closed from Sunday 1pm ET through Tuesday October 1st for the Rosh Hashana holidays, so plan your purchases ahead if you have time-sensitive needs…

+ General Brand Background Stand Support Kit for $49

+ LumeCube Portable Lighting Kit Plus for $119

+ iKan Saga 7″ High-Brightness On-Camera Monitor for $370

+ DELL Inspiron 3000 Series 3670 Desktop Computer for $499
+ 2.8 GHz i5-8400 Six-Core, 8GB of 2666 MHz DDR4 RAM, 1TB 7200rpm, NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (2GB GDDR5), etc

Wedn: Rotolight NEO2 Explorer Kit, HP 15.6″ ZBook Workstation

Happy Hump Day with a new quartet of B&H dailies running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if and only if they individually sell out):

+ RotoLight NEO 2 Explorer Kit for $830

+ HP 15.6″ ZBook 15 G3 Mobile Workstation for $949
+ 2.8 GHz Xeon E3-1505M v5 Quad, 16GB of 2133 MHz DDR4 ECC RAM, 15.6″ DreamColor UWVA IPS Display, etc

+ Anker Roav Viva Alexa-Enabled Car Charger with Universal Magnetic Mount for $40
+ because who doesn’t want to talk to their car charger? 😉

+ HollyLand Mars 300 Dual HDMI Wireless Video Transmitter & Receiver Set for $349
+ despite the name, you can still use it on Earth

18 best-selling classes for $29 each [CL]

If you are a fan of the CreativeLIVE way of teaching, for a limited time only, they have a 18 best-selling classes sale for $29 per class. The price you see is the price you pay…

Topics include Lightroom, Lighting, Story-telling in portraiture, retouching, docs, “art of seeing”, business/marketing, drone photography, and more…

KEH coupon: 10% off select 3rd-Party Lenses (including ZEISS, Sigma, Tamron, Tokina, Voigtlander, Roki-Samyang, Etc) [ends Wedn PM]

KEH Camera fans, you have another coupon promotion! Using coupon code LENS9A you get 10% off on select Third Party Lenses until Wednesday night at 9/25/19 at 11:59pm eastern.

Excluded are NEW condition, “USED – Like New” condition lenses. Also excluded are Leica-branded lenses.

Participating brands include ZEISS-ZEISS Baby (okay, Zeiss) with 79 lenses, Tamron with 161 lenses, Tokina with 85, Shiguma with 282 lenses, Voigtlander with 17 lenses, Rokinon + Samyang with 78 total, Mitakon, Kiron, Promaster, Quantaray and many more you can see using the left-hand side filters at the Promotional Page over there…

AS usual, you can test the coupon code in the shopping cart – it is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for the coupon code after all…

Tuesday Gold Box action: Bushnell Trophy, Feiyu WG2X, Neewers, NixPlay, Etc

And now let’s take a look at Tuesday at the Amazon USA Gold Box. Of the daily deals (running until 11:59pm pacific ~ or earlier if sold out) of potential interest:

+ Bushnell Trophy Roof Binoculars for $77 [limit 4 per customer]

+ KROSER backpacks from $23 to $31 (five options)

+ Blink XT2 Outdoor/Indoor Smart Security Camera for $135 for Prime members
+ with cloud storage included, 2-way audio, 2-year battery life – 2 camera kit

And now off to the Lightning Deals of the Camera and Photo kind:

+++ IN_PROGRESS BELOW (as of the time of writing):

+ Neewer PRO i-TTL Camera Flash Kit for $64 (Nikons)
+ 5000 mah PowerBank with …spy camera included for $28
+ Neewer T-shape support for $22

+++ COMING LATER IN THE DAY (as of the time of writing):

+ Feiyu WG2X waterproof gimbal stabilizer

+ Neewer 8.5×10 ft background support system, action cam 50-in-1 accessories kit, 3-axis gimbal stabilizer, photo studio in a box, camera backpack, 2pk dimmable U-bracket BiC light panels, 61″ tripod, etc

+ Feelworld Master MA5 5-inch camera field monitor

+ 10″ Nixplay Seed and Feelcare wifi digiframes

+ Victure trail camera, APEman A66 and CoCoAU action cams

+ Wingspan binos

+ QiPi camera backpack

+ Nixplay Seed

Olympus E-PL8 with 14-42mm II R for $349 [three colors]

If you are looking for a small and affordable new-condition entry-point into the world of Micro Four Thirds, for a limited time, as one of their snapshot deals, Adorama is offering the Olympus E-PL8 with 14-42mm II R for $349 with free expedited US shipping in your choice of black, brown or white color scheme. You also earn 4% promotional rewards.

Best Buy Flash Sale for Rewards members only!

Best Buy has launched a 24-hour flash sale for MyBestBuy Rewards member. The actual sale is behind a login wall ~ you have to be signed up to the free-to-join “My Best Buy” rewards program. Unfortunately I don’t have my Best Buy password on this laptop so I can’t check what’s included in the sale…

Tuesday: INTEL i7, AMD Ryzen 7, IDX, Batteries, ONA Prince, Etc

Tuesday brings its own set of B&H dailies ending at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ INTEL Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz Eight-Core LGA 1151 Processor for $320

+ ONA Prince Street Camera Messenger Bag (Black, Italian Leather) for $169

+ IDX CUE-D150 147Wh V-Mount 2-Battery Kit with Dual-Battery Charger for $449

+ Celestron Ultima 80 20-60x80mm Spotting Scope Kit (Angled Viewing) for $130

Processors are a theme today as the Best Buy dailies are headlined by the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X octo-mom (okay, octa core) with Wraith Prism LED going for $220, while the Ryzen 5 2600 six-core with wraith stealth cooler goes for $120.

In other action, Woot Plus has a Batteries sale that has also become the Electronics deal of the day. It has a mix of different batteries on offer:

+ 2-pack Duracell CR-V3 for $10
+ Canon NB-6LH for $20
+ 20pk AmazonBasics single-use AAA for $5
+ Duracell GoMobile charger with car adapter
+ single use: Energizer Lithium, Duracell ProCell and Energizer Max

Since this is Woot Plus, I suspect whatever does not sellout given the higher profile of a daily-deal will continue until the end of the Plus deal.

Another way to check up on what’s happening at Woot is to check their Best Sellers List headlined by a Kodak-branded SSD sale starting at $21 (120GB) and going up to $85 (960GB). Limit one per customer. They come with a 3-year Kodak-branded warranty.

The Woot best sellers are like a box of chocolates ~ you don’t know what you are going to find there ~ just about anything but a …box of chocolates 😉

AND if you like to read fiction e-books that include photographers, and read them in German, The Photographer’s Daughter

Monday C&P Lightning Deals: Lighting, Action Cams, Stabilizer-y things, Bags, Etc

UPDATE: among the Gold Box deals of the day there is this new condition Anker PowerCore 13,000 mAh two-port power-bank going for $25. It can go up to 3A but does not support Qualcommn’s Quick Charge protocol. It comes with an 18-month warranty. I got of their previous 10,000 mAh square power-banks and I have no problem with it…

And now let’s have a peek at the Camera and Photo section of the Lightning Deals of the Amazon Gauld Bawx for the next 24 hours or so ~ as of the time of writing:

+++ IN_PROGRESS BELOW (as of the time of writing):

+ Hpusn softbox lighting kit for $48

+ APEMAN action cam for $42~, COOAU action cam for $51~
+ around 20% claimed each as of 9:35am ET

+ NEewer carbon fiber dolly-slider thing for $36~
+ Neewer equipment bag (rectangular type) for $37~
+ Neewer Nikon-equivalent charger with batteries for $28~

+ Suptig underwater LED light panel for $31~

+++ COMING LATER IN THE DAY (as of the time of writing):

+ BonFoto Q111 55″ flexible tripod

+ MountDog 16″ ring light

+ APEMan and Tec.Bean action cams

+ Kattee PU leather canvas camera bag

+ FotoPRo UFO2 flex-pod thing

+ Neewer dimmable light panel and dolly-slider-thing and more

+ starts 8:55pm ET: GoPRO Hero 5 Black in e-commerce packaging

+ ESDDI umbrella continuous lighting kit

Dell Home Clearance sale in-progress

If you are a fan of the Dell Home website, in-progress now they have a Clearance sale featuring a variety of computers including Inspirons and Alienware, along with a 2-in-1 11.6-inch Chromebook with 4GB RAM for $230. Laptops dominate the sale but there are some AiOs and desktops as well… Clicking on the other visual tabs at the top of the page you can find other products by category of interest, eg Monitors…

Monday: Ruggard Camera Parka, HP Z2 Mini, AccSoon 5G, Etc

Another Monday, another exciting start of a brand new week [#DailyAffirmations] and with it we have four new B&H daily deals as follows:

+ Ruggard DSLR Parka Cold and Rain Protector for Cameras and Camcorders for $40

+ DraCast LED500 Pro Bi-Color LED Light with V-Mount Battery Plate for $200 with FREE “V-Mount to Dual DNF Converter”

+ HP Z2 Mini G3 Desktop Workstation for $469
+ 3.4 GHz Intel Core i5-7500 Quad, 8GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM, Integrated Intel HD Graphics 630, etc

+ AccSoon CineEye 5G Wireless Video Transmitter for Mobile Devices for $169

Costco new 1-Year membership deal returns: Pay $60, Get $20 store card and more

The Costco deal is back at Groupon Goods. For new members only (not good for renewals), you pay $60 and for that you receive a 1-year Costco membership and a $20 Costco store gift card and free detergent and paper towels and two coupons, one of which is $25 off an order of $250+ at the Costco website (of interest for camera and technology gear that has the same prices everywhere). Check their website for all the terms, conditions and restrictions for the offering…

Sunday: MyGeckoGear E100, Vello Screen Protectors (various cameras)

Sunday at B&H Photo has three items left because the fourth sold out already (Jill-E backpack):

+ MyGeckoGear E100 1080p Dash Camera for $35

+ Vello Umbra Screen Protector with LCD Shade for $14 (five options, Canon and Nikon cameras)

+ Vello Umbra Screen Protector with LCD Shade for various other cameras for $14 (five options, select Sony, Fuji and Olympus cameras)

Weekend Sale: Four Photo Mags for $4.80 each per year (including Digital Photo PRO and VideoMaker)

These days a “Fall Sale” has became a polite stand-in for Black Friday and Thanksgiving sale but it’s a bit too early (about two months) to utter those words. So the nudge-nudge is a fall sale and this is a good one for the weekend at DiscountMags as each one of the four camera-n-photo magazines they typically feature is on sale for $4.80 per magazine per year. The titles are:

+ Digital Photo PRO (mayhaps it’s lowest price ever at DiscoMags?)
+ VideoMaker
+ Outdoor Photographer
+ Digital Photo

Each one is $4.80 per magazine per year and good for renewals, new-subs or gift-subs. You can adjust the options for each magazine individually. These are printed magazines that can be shipped to US addresses only.

As usual, various other “six degrees of separation (from photography)” magazines are participating in the $4.80/mag/year sale including Popular Science, Wired, Backpacker, Homes & Gardens, Arch. Digest, Conde Nast Traveler, Dreamscapes and plenty of fashion-n-lifestyle magazines include VOGUE, Cosmo, GQ, and of course Bridal Guide and various sports.

The four camera and photo magazines are at the very bottom of the page ~ or you can get to them by clicking on the “Photography” tab below the harvest-banner at the top of the weekend sale page

20% off select items with KEH Camera coupon [ends Mon PM]

Good until Monday 9/23/19 at 11:59pm ET, coupon code SALEA (or SALE9A or SALE9) at KEH Camera gets you 20% on accessories, lighting & tripods and it can also get you UP TO 20% off on select featured products. Find the eligible items at the Promotional page

As usual, their shopping is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for the discount ~ you can test the coupon without creating an account or logging in.

Saturday: refurbished Canon 6D body only for $1100

If of all the Canon 35mm full frame DSLRs it is the refurbished Canon 6D body only the one you want, it is one of the Woot deals of the day for Saturday 9/21/19 going for $1100 with free shipping for Prime members [or $6 flat] with a 90-day Woot warranty with up to three per customer at the sale price… Meanwhile at “Computers” they have refurbished Dell 11.6″ 2-in-1 Chromebooks for $200 to $210…

And at the Best Buy dailies, they have among others:

+ Canon Pixma TS9520 wireless AiO printer for $150

+ Brother INKtastic (or something like that) MFC-J995DW XL [mayhaps they need to work on their model names?] wireless AiO printer for $220

+ 1TB Seagate mobile drive for Chromebooks for $44

Meanwhile at NewEgg, they are offering the new condition 128GB Team Elite microSDXC card (UHS-I, U3, V30, A1, 4K UHD, SD adapter, up to 90MB/sec, model TEAUSDX128GIV30A103) for $15 with free US shipping with up to three per customer at the sale price, sold and shipped by NewEgg itself.

New Amazon Feature: FREE Samples (not just Prime members)

If you had been a regular Amazon shopper, you may have noticed and participated in some of the more complicated ways Amazon was using to giveaway free samples (store credit promotions, etc). Now they’ve decided to simplify things even further. They have launched the Amazon Product Sampling feature that lets any Amazon shopper (not restricted to Prime members) to sign up and receive free product samples. The freebies will be sent to your default address, so make sure your default address is the one you want the samples to arrive at (mayhaps they are doing this to prevent abuse of the freebies?).

To join the program, you go to the Preferences page [link in the page above] and select the product categories you are interested in and save the choices to your Amazon account. You cannot select individual products, products will be randomly sent to you as determined by randomness and/or-probably Amazon’s ever-evolving-and-devolving AI 🙂

Joining this may put you in Amazon’s AI good graces and that may lead to invitations to participate in other more interesting Amazon programs and services ~ although this is pure speculation and there’s no guarantee that anything will come out of this…

Friday C&P Lightning Deals: Godox MS300, 15.4″ digiframe, stabilizer-y things, Etc

Lettuce take another looxie inside-y the Camera and Photo lightning deals section of the Amazon Gauld Bawx:

+++ in-progress as of the time of writing:

+ APEMan 4K action cam for $40

+ GVM lighting options from $68 to $255

+ Victure 4K action cam for $64

+ NEewer waterproof camera backpack for $21~

+ FotoPRO UFO2 [Bob Lazar NOT included] flex-pod-thing for $15

+ Feelworld F6 Plus 5.5″ on-camera monitor for $196~

+++ coming later today [as of the time of writing]

+ Hohem smartphone gimbal stabilizer 3-axis

+ Feelcare 10″ digiframe, 8″ generic digiframe, 15.4″ APESIN digiframe

+ Akaso V50 action cam, generic camcorder; Suptig housing for GoPRO

+ 3x10ft foil fringe curtain backdrop

+ GVM camera slider

+ SmilePowo, Neewer and generic charger/batteries for various Sonys

+ Godox MS300 studio strobe (300W, GN58, 5600K, Bowens)

+ E-Mart 10ft backdrop kit

Weekend (B&H): Browning Trail Cameras, RucPac Strap, Etc

Fright Day (Friday the 13th) was last week, this week it is plain old September 20 and this 4-pack of B&H dailies, as usual, lasts until Saturday at 11:59pm ET but note that B&H is closed between Friday PM and Saturday PM [check their website for exact times]:

+ Browning BTC-4P Command Ops Pro Trail Camera for $59

+ RucPac Sentinel Camera Strap for $30

+ Pelican 3rd-Generation 1910B LED Flashlight for $15

+ TP-Link Archer A6 AC1200 Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router (Refurbished) for $30

50% off site wide at Creative LIVE

It’s the return of the site-wide sale at Creative LIVE, it is a 50% off sale on the standard/list prices of the classes. The price you see is the price you pay during this promotion. There is no coupon code to enter. The strikethrough price is the one that is cut by 50% off. This is a limited time offer but I do not know when it expires…

Nik Collection 2 Plug-Ins for $79 [ends 9/23]

Good until September 23 (2019), the DXO online store is offering the Nik Collection 2 Plug-Ins for $79. A total of seven plug-ins are included. Note that Dxo PhotoLAB is NOT included in this offer, only the seven plug-ins.

Just like Motorola, the Nik Collection made a brief stay in GoogleLandia before the “Data Creepers” decided to sell it off elsewhere 🙂

Thursday C&P Lightning Deals: Stabilizers, Voking flash, Lighting, GVM slider dolly, Etc

Lettuce see what Thursday has planned in the Camera and Photo Lightning DealS of the Amazon USA Gold Bawx:

+ Tarion camera backpack

+ NEewer 24″ carbon fiber stabilizer, NW-FP550 and NW-FW50 charger/batteries, sling bag, 3-axis handheld gimbal stabilizer, 13-inch RGB ring light kit, etc

+ generic ring light, LCD projector, camcorder, P&S digicam, backdrop stand, telescope, etc

+ 79-inch Geekoto tripod/monopod

+ DBPOWER N5 PRO Wifi and Akaso action cams

+ Voking VK-430 E-TTL flash

+ ESDDI 5-inch field monitor with HDMI output

+ GVM camera slider dolly thing

+ Hohem iSteady PRO II 3-axis splashproof gimbal stabilizer thing

Thursday: Teradek RT Lens Control Kit, Vello Wifi Remote, Sony 55″ OLED, Genaray On-C Light

Thursday is here with four more new B&H dailies running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) as follows:

+ TeraDek RT Single-Axis Super-Speed Wireless Lens Control Kit (Imperial) for $2500
+ is this something about of Star Wars? 🙂

+ VeLLO LW-100 Extendá Wi-Fi Camera Remote Control for Select Canon, Nikon & Sony for $80

+ GenAray Ultra-Thin Bicolor 288 SMD LED On-Camera Light for $60

+ SONY A8F 55″ Class HDR UHD Smart OLED TV for $1399

Amazon x AMEX: $30 off orders of $60+ with Rewards Redemption [YMMV/invited]

If you are an frequent amazon.com shopper, and you have an American Express credit card that is participating in Membership Rewards (the green ones with the points, the “Blue” with the cash rewards), then you may eligible for a new promotion that gets you up to $30 off with a purchase of $60+. This is by invitation, so you must be logged-on to your Amazon account to see if you qualify [see link at the bottom]

You may also notice the banner appearing at the top of Amazon.com pages while you are logged on to your Amazon account if you are eligible for the promotion. The picture below is a screenshot crop of one such banner:

To get this discount you must:

  1. activate the offer in your account [see link below]
  2. you must put a $60+ in eligible products in your shopping cart
  3. you must pay (at least partially) by redeeming AMEX Membership Rewards (the rest will be paid by the AMEX credit card that is linked to the rewards points)
  4. the discount will appear at the final checkout page, right before you push the “Place Order” button

You can find the activation button and all the terms and condition at the Promotional page. The offer runs until 12/31/19.

NOTE that you can redeem as few or as many AMEX Rewards Points for the redemption promotion. You have that option in the shopping cart. For example, let’s say you are buying a $99 lens. You can select to redeem only 1,000 AMEX Rewards points [even though your AMEX Membership Rewards account has more points available], and pay the rest with the AMEX credit card. (I don’t remember what happens to the order of payment if you have a Gift Card or any promotional credits already sitting in your account).

Wednesday: 256GB Patriot microSDXC for $30 w/FS

“Memory Card Week” continues with another daily deal offering, this time it is at NewEgg, it is the new condition 256GB Patriot microSDXC (A1, V30, U3, UHS-I, Class 10, EP, up to 100GB/s read, up to 80MB/s write) going for $30 with free US shipping. Up to three per customer at the sale price. This is sold and shipped by NewEgg itself. Sale ends at 11:59pm pacific on 9/18/19 or earlier if sold out…

Flash sale: Pixel 3 for $400, Pixel 3 XL for $450 with Financing or Project Fi Activation [also new Project Fi Unlimited Plan]

The official online Google Store is running a couple of flash sale promotions for a limited time. The offers get you the new condition Pixel 3 smartphone for $400 or the Pixel 3 XL for $450. One offer is with Project-FI activation, while the other offer is with a 24-month financing plan. The FI store offers a financing option but you can also pay the phone right away at the $400/$450 price. As usual with these financing offers, check the terms, conditions and restrictions before jumping in.

NOTE however that Google has officially announced October 15 in 2019 as their big reveal date for their new Pixel phone (presumable the Pixel 4 line), so factor that in your decision…

A lot of other phones came out since the Pixel 3 was announced in the Fall of 2018 and as you can see at the Smartphone Rankings at Dxomark the Pixel 3 have “dropped” in the charts, just outside the Top 15. It should go without saying that an aggregate test score is by no means a complete evaluation of a device’s performance so be sure to read up on things if interested….

NEW GOOGLE FI Unlimited
The above offers are coinciding with the announcement of the Project Fi Unlimited plan for $70/month but it is about as unlimited as the big carriers as it slows down to 256kbps after 22GB during the month. If you prefer to continue at high speed, you can pay $10/GB on the traffic above 22GB.

The prices per line improve as you add lines/people to the plan. Two lines are $60/line/mo, three lines are $50/line/mo, four (or more) lines are $45/line/mo. The 22GB limit applies per individual line, not for the whole plan. Depending on one’s situation, this may or may not beneficial ~ eg adding a 2nd line instead of using a separate mobile hotspot. Or you can buy a data SIM and use a 2nd phone but on a single line (it will still eat up data but won’t pay for an extra line ~ for phone calls though, you have to hack it through Voice/Hangouts – it’s been a while since I did this, I don’t remember the details).

NOTE also that video streaming with Unlimited is down to 480p (DVD quality), but mobile hotspot is allowed (again within the aggregate phone-data + hotspot 22GB/line/month).

Wednesday C&P Lightning Deals: Handheld Stabilizers, Action Cams, Lighting Kits, Etc

Let’s see what’s happening now at the Amazon Camera and Photo Lightning Deals for the next 24 hours or so…

+ Emart backdrop stand kit for $47~
+ NEewer Rollable Flex LED light 30x53cm for $93~
+ the above two are live as of the time of writing

+ Hohem iSteady PRO II 3-axis handheld gimbal

+ NEewer 2×160 LED dimmable lightning kit, 20″ ring light with stand kit, 700W 24×24 softboxes, etc

+ AKASO, Coooau, Victure 4K and Apeman A79 action cams
+ action cam accessory bundles

+ Zhigyun Smooth IV 3-axis stabilizer gimbals

+ E-Mart 8.5×10 ft backdrop kit

+ generic digiframes, binos, camcorders

+ Mpow selfie stick, Bagsmart shoulder bag

+ K&F Concept 62″ tripod

Wedn: X-Rite ColorChecker, 15.6″ Acer (i7, 12GB, 256GB, $579)

And just like that it is Hump Day and with it we have a new four-pack of B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if soldout):

+ X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Photo (Black) for $65

+ ACER 15.6″ Aspire 5 Series Notebook for $579
+ 1.8 GHz Core i7-8565U Quad, 12GB DDR4 (nice!), 256GB SSD (no head crashes!), 15.6″ 1920 x 1080, Intel UHD 620, etc

+ SaraMoniIC SR-PMIC1 Supercardioid Unidirectional Condenser Microphone for $26

+ IndiPRO Micro-Series 98Wh Li-Ion Battery Kit with Dual Fusion Charger (V-Mount) for $449

18 classes for $18 each at CreativeLIVE

Another limited time offer is running at Creative LIVE, this time the offer is 18 classes for $18 each. No coupon code needed ~ the price you see is the price you pay during the offer period. Topics include posing, high volume, fine art portraiture, retouching, business, marketing, video-related, headshots, and more…

10TB Seagate 3.5″ Expansion Desktop External HDD for $190

For a limited time, another “snapshot deal”, Adorama is offering the new condition 10TB Seagate 3.5″ Expansion Desktop External Hard Drive for $190 with free expediting US shipping along with 1% promotional rewards.

10% to 15% off select Canon and Nikon w/KEH coupon

For a limited time coupon code CN9 and/or CN9A get you 10% to 15% select Canon and Nikon cameras at KEH Cameras…

Tuesday: Ride the P(o)NY at Amazon with SD, microSD, Flash

Yet another variant of the “Storage sale” is happening at the Amazon USA Gold Box, this one is a Ride the P(o)NY sale, or as normal people like to say, a sale on PNY storage products which includes:

+ 128GB Elite Performance SDxC (up to 95MB/sec, 29hr HD video, UHS-I, U3, etc) for $16
+ 256GB of that for $33
+ 512GB of that for $78
+ the 128GB “wins” the bang for the buck

+ 2-pack of 16GB PNY SDHC Class 4 for $7.49
+ I suppose if you have older cameras that can’t handle higher capacities and fast cards?

+ 128GB Elite microSDXC (black/green, V30, A1, UHS-I, U3, up to 100MB/s) for $16
+ 256GB for $33
+ again, 128GB “wins”

+ 250GB PNY PRO Elite USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C SSD external/portable for $52
+ internal 250GB for $40

+ all sorts of USB flash drives, including 5-packs which can be handy if you prefer to hand off pictures to friends and clients and collaborators on flash storage instead of clouds and drop-boxes and OneDrives and TwoDrives and GoogleDrives 😉
+ 17 options total, including those tiny flash drives that you can leave in laptops and media players and such

Limit three of each item per customer. Sale ends at 11:59pm pacific on Tuesday 9/17/19 or earlier for any item that may sell out and before un-orderable at the sale price.

UPDATE: Best Buy is “counter-programming” this with Sandisk, they are offering the 512GB Ultra PLUS microSDXC (V10, A10, Class 10, UHS-I, I suppose I could add a few random letters and numbers here and no one would notice) for $125.

Tuesday C&P Lightning Deals: GoPRO Hero5, Tripods, LEDs, Etc

IT’s been a few days since we visited the Amazon USA Gold Box Camera and Photo Lightning Deals, so let’s take a look at what in-store for the next 24 hours or so:

+ GWM 50RS full color continuous light kits from $194 to $622
+ model APP-50RS has a $20 off clip-on coupon as well, goes for $204 before coupon and it is 50% claimed as of 1am ET

+ Mountdog 70-inch tripod for $30

+ professional underwater flashlight thing for $62~

+ the above are live as of the time of writing; the ones below are scheduled to go live later:

+ starts 6:49am ET: GoPro Hero5 Black (E-Commerce Packaging)
+ price before sale $183;

+ other action cams: Victure, CooAU, APEMAN, etc

+ Neewer 360-degree tripod, 63″ carbon fiber tripod, CN-160 dimmable LED panel, 64″ alum-alloy tripod,10ft adjustable stand, carbon fiber slider, etc

+ Mountdog ring light kit

+ generic camcorders, 14″ digiframe, etc
+ generic waterproof kids camera
+ generic smartphone gimbal stabilizer

+ Suptig tripod mount thing, Jaws flex-clamp thing

+ Beschol camera backpack

+ Gskyer travel scope
+ feelworld monitor

+ NixPlay Seed 10 and AAzomba digiframes (do they randomly pull names out of a hat to create the names?)

Tuesday: Axler Robin 20, 34″ WQHD LG, IndiPRO, Etc

Hello Tuesday with four new B&H dailies, good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ IndiPro PORTA-PAK Battery Kit for BMPCC 4K/6K Camera for $130

+ Axler Robin 20 Stabilizer S for $119

+ WirelessPrime 10″ Touchscreen DVR & 4 1080p Wireless Cameras with Night Vision for $299

+ LG 34BL850-W 34″ 21:9 HDR FreeSync IPS Monitor for $649
+ DisplayPort | HDMI | TB3 Inputs, 3440 x 1440 WQHD Resolution, 1000:1 Static CR, etc

Monday: 128GB Team microSDXC for $12.50 [limit 3]

One of the Monday deals du jour at Nuevo Huevo (or as normal people like to call it: NewEgg) is the new condition 128GB Team microSDXC memory card (UHS-I, U1, Class 10, up to 80MB/sec, with SD adapter, TUSDX128GUHS03) for $12.49 with free US shipping. Limit up to three per customer. No coupon code needed for this one.

Monday: Genaray Radiance, Celestron 203mm f/10, Mophie, Etc

It’s a new week, happy Monday to y’all with four new B&H dailies running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ GenAray Radiance Daylight LED Monolight for $449
+ not to be confused with the Stormlight Knights of Radiance

+ Celestron NexStar 8SE 203mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope for $899

+ Mophie 20,100mAh Encore Plus 20K Portable Power Bank with Built-In Lightning & Micro USB Cables for $25, USB-C option for $22

+ InFocus ScreenPlay SP2080HD Full HD Home Theater Projector for $599

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”.