Archives for November 2019

Tuesday: Lens Calibration, Winterize Your Photographer, Etc

And just like that, Tuesday is here and with it we have another quartet of B&H daily deals as follows, running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ ReiKan FoCal Pro Lens Calibration for $90

+ RucPac Photographer’s Winter Apparel Kit (touchscreen gloves, neckwarmer, 2-layer beanie hat) for $40 in two size options

+ CoreSWX TorchLED Bolt 250W On-Camera Light for $149

+ MyGekoGear E100 1080p Dash Camera for $30
+ because dashography is the next big thing in photography? 🙂

UPDATE: and among the Best Buy daily deals you can get 64GB Sandisk Ultra Plus memory cards for $15 each, SDXC and/or microSDXC…

Singles Day sales in progress

It’s Singles Day in Asia, but the world has many time zones, so the offers typically last closer to two days than 24 hours. If you are interested in participating in the festivities, check the websites of Ali Express and the GearBest store. Keep in mind that most of the items purchased ship from Asia, so depending on your location and shipping method selected the items may take up to two months to arrive. There’s usually an estimate range given, so pay attention to that…

Of photography interest, you may find good deals on some of the more budget-friendly Asian brands, for example Yongnuo and 7 Artisans and such. Their search box is your friend!

There’s more, for example one seller at Ali Express is offering Sandisk microSD cards on sale, from 16GB to 400GB (under $3 to $53)…

Olympus E-PL8 with 14-42mm II R for $290 [limited time]

For a limited time only, the current Adorama daily deal is the new condition Olympus E-PL8 with 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 R II going for $290 with free US shipping. This is available in either the black or silver color schemes…

OPTIONALLY, under “Special Offer: Create Your Bundle” you get combined purchase discounts by adding
M43rds lenses to your order from various other 3rd-party lens makers. For example, you can add the Mitakon 25mm f0.95 for +$240. Other brands participating are 7artisans, KamLan, and Venus Laowa…

Monday: various Thule bags on sale (49 options)

Into the Amazon Gold Box we go for Monday 11/11/19 where find, among others, a sale on various Thule bags of different kinds, backpacks, briefcases, messengers, rollers, duffels, etc. A total of 49 options (if my count is accurate) are participating in the sale. Limit up to five per bag per customer. Sale ends at 11:59pm pacific (or earlier for any of them that manage to sell out ahead of their designated expiration time)…

NOTE that these are general-use bags, it is not a camera-bag sale. Still a “bag the bags” sale 🙂

Woot Mobile site makes it easier to scan daily deals

What you see may depend on your viewport (phone resolution, screen size, etc) and whatever browser and OS experiments they may be doing, so with this caveat out of the way, if you visit the Woot home page with a mobile device (eg smartphone) you may see a different, more user-friendly look. All the daily deals appear in a block together under the “Daily Deals” header ~ you no longer have to go from one sub-Woot to another to check them all out. One touch/click gets them all in front of you…

Monday: Dracast LED500 w/extras, Thule, Sony camera-mount Wireless Mic, Etc

Monday is here with four more new B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for any that may manage to sell-out ahead of its designated expiration time):

+ DraCast LED500 Plus Series Daylight LED Light for $270
+ with TWO FREE items: honeycomb grid and cushioned light stand

+ ThuLe Gauntlet 13″ MacBook Pro, Plus iPad Attache (Black) for $20

+ Sony UWP-D16 Camera-Mount Wireless Combo Microphone System (UC14: 470 to 542 MHz) for $500

+ MacKie ProFX12v2 12-Channel Sound Reinforcement Mixer with Built-In FX for $180

Sunday: Wooden Camera Hot Shoe Camera Handle, Aputure BiC LED Flood, Etc

Sunday is here with new 4-pack of B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Wooden Camera Hot Shoe Camera Handle for $80

+ Aputure Amaran AL-528C Bi-Color LED Flood Light for $99

+ refurb Sylvania DVD player for $50, Swann security DVR system for $270

Weekend (B&H): 17″ SmallHD, Selfie Trigger, Flex Macro Twin Flash

Halloween is gone, so I can’t use the “I got Fright Day on my mind” but Friday is indeed here and with it we have four new B&H daily deals, which, as usual, last for 48 hours, until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ VeLLo Universal IR Selfie Trigger Plus for $8
+ because selfies are now mainstream and non-selfies are the new trending style in photography 😉

+ Venus OpTics KX-800 Flexible Macro Twin Flash for $179

+ PeliCan 2640CB Heads-Up Headlamp for $18
+ or buy two or more for $14 each
+ not the idea macro light but an order of magnitude cheaper 🙂

+ SmallHD 1703 P3X 17″ Studio Monitor for $2299

Thursday: Slik Tripod, RotoLight AEOS, InCase, Etc

No lenses on Thursday but B&H Photo has six (instead of the usual four) offerings for their daily deals, good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) on Thursday:

+ Slik Lite AL-420 Tripod with LED Center Column Flashlight for $50

+ RotoLight AEOS LED Light with Battery Bundle for $649

+ PinNacle Studio 22 Ultimate (Box) for $50

+ Vello 5″ Snoot/Reflector for Portable Flash for $22~

+ InCase bag sale (six options, $15 to $80)

+ MaraNtz 6-channel headphone amplifier for $70

In-Stock alert: Photoshop for iPad (with 30-day free trial)

UPDATE: thanks to one of our readers for the alert ~ there’s a limited time Creative Cloud promotion that includes the Photoshop for iPad. Link coming later as I don’t have the email account on this device.

We have an in-stock alert of the iTunes App store kind! Apple has officially released Photoshop for iPad on iTunes with a 30-day free trial. After that they offer a $10/month subscription. This only includes the iPad iOS app, not the desktop versions of Photoshop. Otherwise it would have been major cannibilization of Adobe’s $$$profits$$$. A lot of the iTunes reviewers don’t appear to be very happy with the current version.

Note that only select iPads are supported, namely various PRO models, the Air 2, 5th generation iPad and the Mini 4. Also supported are the first two versions of the Apple Pencil. Looking at the compatibility list, the iPad line-up has become spaghetti without sauce 😉

Nikon D3500 with 18-55 DX VR and 70-300 DX non-VR and Various Extras for $447

If you don’t want to deal with the madness of the holiday shopping season and chasing black friday deals and such, and you want a Nikon APS-C DSLR starter kit with extras, then for $447 you can get the Nikon D3500 2-lens kit with freebies at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself. The two lenses are the 18-55mm DX VR AF-P and the 70-300mm f4.5-6.3G DX AF-P non-VR. Also included is a Nikon camera bag with a free online course.

From there on, Adorama and B&H include additional freebies. At B&H you get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC and the Paintshop PRO 2020 Ultimate software (on DVD with a download card)… At Adorama a 16GB Lexar II SDHC card, a USB card reader and a cleaning kit… Optionally at Adorama when you click on the “Create Your Bundle and save up to $200” you can add the Nikon 18-140mm f3.5-5.6G DX VR lens with extras for +$297…

KEH offer: 12% off DSLRs, 10-15% off Lenses (ends Thur PM)

KEH Camera is back with another limited time coupon promotion. This offer runs for two days, until Thursday 11/17/19 at 11:59pm eastern time. This is a multi-option offer. Using coupon code SLR11A at checkout you get a discount depending on the product type:

+ 12% off DSLR bodies
+ 10% to 15% off Lenses
+ more details at the offer page

Exclusions apply as usual. No “NEW” condition products, no “Used – Like New”, no Leica-branded products and no Medium format lenses. As usual, their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what’s eligible for what…

Wedn: Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 Di XR SP [C/N] for $369

It’s “The Return of the Lenses” playing at the B&H daily deals movie theater and Canon and Nikon (and mount adapter) photographers have a chance until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) to grab the new condition Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 XR Di SP for $369 with free US shipping. Note that this is not a stabilizer (VC) lens.

The other three daily deals:

+ InterFit S1N AC/DC HSS TTL Monolight with FREE TTL remote (Canon or Nikon or Sony) for $380
+ AC/DC vinyl records and t-shirts NOT included

+ LenOvo 13.3″ IdeaPad 730S Laptop for $599
+ Core i7-8565U Quad, 16GB LPDDR3, 512GB PCIe SSD, 13.3″ 1920 x 1080 IPS, Intel UHD Graphics 615, etc

+ various CoreSWX charger options, $570 to $1400

Tuesday: Case Logic, Sony AtomX, Etc

Tuesday is upon us with a new 4-pack of semi on-topic B&H daily deals until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Case Logic DSLR Compact Backpack (Indigo color scheme) for $20

+ Sony AtomX SSDmini (1TB) for $240
+ Atom Ant not included!

+ InFocus IN134 4000-Lumen XGA DLP Projector for $279

+ AzDen WLX-PRO+i VHF Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System for Smartphones (169 & 170 MHz) for $109

UPDATE: meanwhile in Wootlandia there’s a sale of HP printers ($21 to $86, 20 options!) under “Computers”, while the main Woot deal of the day is a sale of gaming computers and accessories (MSI, mecha keyboards, etc)…

Monday: Manfrotto Nitro N12, Thinkpad P43s, SmallHD, Etc

A new work-week is upon us with four new B&H daily deals as follows:

+ ManFrotto Nitrotech N12 & 545B Dual-Leg Tripod System with Half Ball Adapter & Bag for $450

+ LenOvo 14″ ThinkPad P43s Laptop for $1349
+ Core i7-8565U Quad, 16GB DDR4, 512GB SSD, 14″ FHD 1920 x 1080 IPS,NVIDIA Quadro P520 GPU (2GB GDDR5), etc

+ SmallHD FOCUS 5″ Base HDMI On-Camera Monitor for $269~

+ Auray boom poles, $140 to $200 (various options)

Multi-Year Magazine Subscription: 3yr Outdoor Pho for $12 total, Etc

It’s the return of the Multi-Year sale at DiscountMags for this weekend promotional period. You get the best price if you sign up for the longest offer time-period (typically 3 years) for a particular magazine. So 3-year subscriptions of the following:

+ Outdoor Photographer or Digital Photo for $12 per magazine per 3-year period

+ VideoMaker for $19 for a 3-year period

+ Digital Photo PRO for $20 for a 3-year period

These are for US addresses only, printed magazines, and are good for gifts, renewals, or brand new subscriptions…

Sunday: $23 Vixen, $99 Feiyu WG2, Genaray, Etc

Another Sunday is upon us and it brings us closer to Black Friday. November is here so prepare for an avalanche of Black Friday Preview sales, Early BF, Black November, and so forth. In the meantime, we have four more new B&H daily deals for Sunday 11/3/19 as follows:

+ FeiYu WG2 Water Resistant Wearable/Mountable Gimbal for Action Cams for $99

+ GenAray Ultra-Thin Bicolor 288 SMD LED On-Camera Light Deluxe Kit for $100

+ MaraNtz AVS Audio-Video Streamer All-In-One Broadcasting System for $99

+ Vixen Nature Eye 50mm f/7 Refractor AZ Telescope for $23

10% off Nikon and Canon with KEH coupon (ends Sun PM) {excludes Mirrorless}

CaNiKoN fans, rejoice! Good until Sunday 11/3/19 at 11:59pm ET, coupon code CN11A gets you 10% off many Canon and Nikon branded gear at KEH Camera. Excluded however are Mirrorless, along with “NEW” condition items and “Used – Like New” condition items. Their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for the coupon. You can “test” it without logging-in or creating an account…

Sat: Miggo Backpack, Vello White Balance Card Sets

Good until Saturday at 11:59pm ET, B&H Photo is offering the following daily deals of potential camera and photo interest:

+ MiGGo Agua Versa Backpack 90 for $100

+ VeLLO White Balance Card Sets (Small, Medium, and Large) for $20

+ the other two are a sound mixer and a security wifi camera

Panasonic G7 with 14-42 and 45-150 and GorillaPod and 64GB Extreme and Marantz Mic and more for $498

For a limited time only, as their latest “snapshot deal”, Adorama is offering this Panasonic G7 two-lens kit bundle for $498 with free US shipping. For that you get:

+ Panasonic G7 camera
+ Panasonic 14-42mm and 45-150mm f4-5.6 lenses
+ Joby GorillaPod 3K kit
+ 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC card
+ Marantz condenser microphone
+ two ProOptic UV filters (one for each lens)
+ extra 3rd-party battery from Green Extreme
+ last (and least) the obligatory cleaning kit
+ see them all at Adorama

STRATEGERY
Even if you don’t want/need everything included, these can be handy if you are making photography-related gifts this holiday season. You can gift or bundle some of the things you don’t need in other people’s gifts (eg GorillaPod, microphone, lenses, memory card). And for those silly $5 office gift swap things, generously offer them the cleaning kit 😉