Archives for 2019

Last Call: Use the 10% off Zappos settlement coupon (aka Bag the Designer Camera Bags)

Most of the settlements that involve money amounts going to consumers end up going mostly to lawyers and the rest probably unused because few people want to bother with paperwork for a few pennies of a settlement. So Zappos tried something different, and self-serving too, instead of giving moneyback, they are offering a 10% off coupon to those affected by the settlement. But the coupon must needs be used by 12/31/19, so this is your last call/reminder…

You will not find cameras and lenses there, but, this being a style/fashion company, you will find designer camera bags. The search there shows camera bags from J.Crew, Coach, Burch, Burton, Kipling, Chloe, Timbuk2, Topo straps and more. As usual, price-check and check reviews of items you are not familiar with…

The one-time use settlement coupon is included in emails you receive from Zappos with the title “Settlement Notification re: 2012 Security Incident”. Seven years later! Instructions on how to enter the coupon on the web or in the app are included in their email…

NiSi V5 Pro 100mm Filter Holder Kit for $88

The current Adorama daily deal is the new condition NiSi V5 Pro 100mm Filter Holder Kit going for $88 with free US shipping. It only has four customer reviews and some of them are not happy so be sure to research it if you are not already familiar with it…

Meanwhile at the Best Buy dailies they are offering the 8.75″ Aura Mason LCD digital picture frame for $190 and bundled with a $25 Best Buy e-gift card…

And at the main Woot you can get a Surface tablet for $300, namely the factory reconditioned Surface PRO 4 (12.3″, Intel Core m3-6Y30, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage, Win 10 PRO, 1-year Microsoft warranty). Pen and cover are not included… Personally I could live with 128GB of storage (plenty of memory cards and flash drives available) but that 4GB of RAM would trouble me…

Sunday: Corel PSP 2020, Pentax Bino, DSLR Parka, SmallHD, 85″ Sony UHD, DJI Mavic 2 PRO, Etc

Sunday too brings a 7-pack of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) plus some flash deals as follows:

+ Corel PaintShop Pro 2020 Ultimate (DVD with Download Card) for $25

+ Ruggard DSLR Parka Cold and Rain Protector for Cameras and Camcorders (Black) for $40
+ because as good old Ned reminded us, “Winter Is Coming!”

+ Pentax 8×21 UCF R Binocular for $33

+ RucPac Professional Tech Headlamp for $25

+ SmallHD Limited Edition Black 702 Bright On-Camera Monitor for $699

+ Zoom F8n 8-Input / 10-Track Multi-Track Field Recorder for $800

+ Oyen DL-MBPR-11 Drive Logic Laptop Case for Microsoft Surface Tablet for $15

Flash Deals
+ now: Sony X950G 85″ Class HDR 4K UHD Smart LED TV for $add_to_cart_to_see_price because the teaser-math is confusing

+ later: DJI Mavic 2 PRO and later Cactus LV5 laser trigger

For more B&H action, check their Holiday Shopping deals and keep in mind, the clock is really ticking on before-Christmas delivery, especially if you don’t use Express/Overnight/Prime shipping…

10% off many Canon and Nikon gear with KEH Camera Coupon

Good until 12/15/19 at 11:59pm ET, KEH Camera is offering another coupon promotion. This time around using coupon code CN12A at checkout you get a 10% off discount on Canon and Nikon camera gear. IF you are not certain whether something would qualify,their shopping cart is the ultimate decider ~ you don’t have to signup/login to test the coupon…

The usual exclusions apply: no NEW condition, no “Used – Like New”, no “Digital Starter Kit” and no Leica-branded products…

NOTE that the shipping cut-off date for ground shipping is 12/16/19 (for before-Christmas arrival).

Saturday: Polaroid Instantalia sale ($68 to $126)

At the Saturday 12/14/19 Amazon USA Gold Box there is a sale on dual monitor setups along with a sale on Polaroid Instantalia as follows:

+ Polaroid Snap Touch 2.0 instant print digital camera for $126

+ Polaroid Mint instant print digital camera (Zink 2×3″) for $68~

+ Polaroid Mint pocket printer with zink for $83~

+ limit two of each item per customer

Canon 5D Mark IV body (with freebies) down to $1999

Canon is running parallel DSLR vs Mirrorless offerings. As we previously mentioned you can now get the EOS-R body with Mount Adapter (and extras) for $1500, but if you want a DSLR, they got you covered too because the Canon 5D Mark IV is now discounted at authorized dealers.

The 5D Mark IV body only is going for $1999, with the addition of the Canon Log for $2099, and with the EF 24-105mm f4L II going for $2899. You can find the options through each listing below. I am linking to the body only below. The retailers below are also including freebies of their own to the mix:

+ at B&H Photo you get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC, RJ DSLR shoulder bag, extra Watson battery and cleaning kit
+ see all options

+ at Adorama you get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO card, a Canon EOS shoulder bag, an extra Green Extreme battery, Corel software and cleaning kit

+ at Amazon, it’s the usual 3rd-party-pallooza of optpoins

Canon EOS R mirrorless drops to $1500 (with freebies)

As we previously mentioned the Canon RP mirrorless camera is down to $999 with freebies, but if you want a more advanced mirrorless full framer from Canon, we have good news for you too. The EOS R body only is now down to $1499 at authorized dealers with some freebies mixed in by the various sellers, along with the (obviously) must-have Canon Mount Adapter (EF lenses to mirrorless bodies):

+ at B&H Photo you also a 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO card, a Manfrotto Street backpack, and a Zeiss cleaning kit

+ at Adorama you get a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO, Slinger holster, Corel software and trinkety accessories

+ at Amazon it’s the usual 3rd-party seller mess as Amazon itself does not offer any bonus accessories (only the Mount Adapter)

In parallel, at the same listings above, you will find a bundle of the R with the RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 IS USM lens for $2200 or the R with the RF 24-105mm f4L IS USM going for $2400…

PS: now I have to be careful to include the various EF, RF, EF-S, EF-M lens designators as Canon is now a lens-a-palooza of options πŸ™‚

Friday: 256GB microSDXC for $25, DJI, AB, etc

If you are fond of trying memory cards from other brands, one of the NewEgg dailies is the new condition 256GB TeamGroup Elite microSDXC (V30, U3, UHS-I, C10, A1, 4K, up to 90 MB/sec) going for $25, sold and shipped by NewEgg itself with up to three per customer at the sale price. It averages 4 out of 5 based on 17 customer reviews.

Not camera bags but the price is a “bag the bags” price, four messenger and laptop and office bags are on sale $23 to $45 as one of the Woot Home daily deals

MEanwihle across the pond, Amazon Germany is having a sale on DJI products as follows:

+ Mavic 2 for 1599 euro
+ Osmo action cam bundles for 279 euro each

And speaking of Amazon Germany, they have a big sale on AmazonBasics products with plenty of options under “mobile & camera” and “Electronics” and “Computer Accessories”. Note that there is (obviously) overlap in some of the categories…

Speaking of Amazon, at the Amazon USA gold box there is a sale on budget Jumper (that’s the name brand, not the consumer after buying them) going from $147 to $210. These are 2-in-1s running Windows 10. Check specs, reviews, etc. All three of them have 6GB RAM which is a great improvement over the usual 2GB RAM on budget Windows 10 computers.

Lowepro Format BP-150 II Backpack for $27, Benro, CFast 2.0, Sennheiser, Etc [end Sat PM]

The Holiday Shopping offerings continue at B&H Photo but here on Thursday they also have another set of Deals of the Day, a 7-pack plus flash deals as follows, good until 11:59pm ET on Saturday 12/14/19 (or earlier if sold out), with the usual caveat that B&H does not accept orders Fri PM to Saturday PM [check their website for actual hours]:

+ Lowepro Format BP 150 II Backpack (Black) for $27

+ Benro Aero 4 Video Travel Angel Tripod Kit for $149

+ Delkin 512GB Cinema CFast 2.0 Memory Card for $350

+ Cambee LED lights, two options, $45 to $85

+ Sennheisr HD8 DJ Headphones for $140

+ Agloves Polar Sport Touchscreen Gloves in three sizes, $13 per pair

Flash Deals
+ now: K-Tek KE-89CC Avalon Series Aluminum Boompole with Internal XLR Cable for $120
+ later: there is no teaser at the moment

+ Kensington Ultimate Presenter with Virtual Pointer for $20

Thur: Manfrotto NX Camera Backpack for $40

Bag the Bag at the Best Buy dailies as one of their offers is the Manfrotto NX Camera Backpack, in the blue color scheme, model MB NX-BP-BU, SKU:6167501, going for $40 with free US shipping and/or store pickup and/or ship-to-store, depending on what’s available…

Meanwhile at the Amazon Gold Box they have yet another variant of the PC sale, this time it is gaming computers and accessories with over 25 options and prices ranging from $55 (accessories obviously) to $2155 (computer obviously). Computers are offered by ASUS, Acer, Razer, HP, etc…

10TB G-Technology G-DRIVE G1 External USB 3.0 HDD for $230

The latest Adorama daily deal is of the storage kind, it is the new condition 10TB G-Technology G-DRIVE G1 USB 3.0 External Hard Drive offered for $230 with free US shipping. Maximum of two units per customer at the sale price. There is a countdown clock at the aforelinked deal page with the expiration…

Thursday: Battery Grips (34 options, C/N/F/P/So), Sachtler, Lowepro Pro Trekkers, Etc

The Holiday Shopping deals continue but so do the B&H daily deals and with eleven days to Christmas it is time to start thinking last minute shopping if you don’t want to pay for express/overnight shipping…

+ Vello Battery Grips available in 34 options (!!!) with prices ranging from $30 to $70
+ stock up!
+ brands include Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Panasonic, Sony
+ too many compatible camera models to list individually because some options are compatible with multiple cameras, eg the same grip works for the D800, /E, D810, D810A
+ check specs and reviews and Q&A for details on each option

+ Sachtler System Ace XL MS AL with Fluid Head, Ace 75/2 D Tripod, Mid-Level Spreader & Bag for $600

+ Lowepro Pro Trekker 450 AW Camera and Laptop Backpack (Black) for $180
+ Lowepro Pro Trekker 650 AW Camera and Laptop Backpack (Black) for $200
+ not to be confused with a Pro Star Trekker πŸ™‚

+ BestView S5 5″ OCR Screen 4K HDMI On-Camera Monitor for $99

+ Hyper HyperDrive USB Type-C Hub for iPad Pro 2018 for $50

+ Kolibri Torpedo Nano Camera Drone for $15

Flash dEals
+ now: DraCast LED500 Plus Series Bi-Color LED Light for $250

+ starts 12pm ET: Litepanels Astra Soft Bi-Color (price before sale $999)

+ each one lasts for 12 hours (or earlier if sold out)

$20 off eligible orders of $100+ at REI Outlet-Garage

Good until 12/14/19, automatically during the checkout process, you will receive a $20 off discount on qualifying orders of $100+ at the REI Outlet/Garage. Outlet items are those whose prices end in .73. Sale and clearance items are not eligible (those prices end in .83 or .93 or .9X). One per customer. Click on the little “Details” link over there to see the complete terms and conditions…

REI is one of a very few companies these days where you pay a one-time fee (I believe $20, or it was $20 when I signed up a few years ago) and you become a member for life. Membership has various perks including an annual profit-sharing dividend. Being a profit sharing dividend, you only earn it on full-price purchases πŸ™‚

Pre-order the new Mac PRO computer line-up

Just in time for the Holidays of 2019, Apple has updated the Mac PRO computer line-up and these new creative critters are now available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo along with a 32″ PRO Retina 6K display, along with assorted and related products and accessories. Apple is putting Xeon back in the tech-o-sphere radar? πŸ™‚

Canon RP body with Mount Adapter (EF lenses to RP bodies) and Extras for $999

A full frame Canon mirrorless camera can now be yours for under $1000 as the war for the mirrorless full-frame soul continues in a 3-way battle between the two DSLR titans and Sony who decidedly got an early start on them both…

So, back to our deal at hand, the Canon EOS RP body only, bundled with the official Canon Mount Adapter (EF lenses to RP bodies ~ obviously, it wouldn’t make much sense the other way round ~ with this camera) is also bundled with additional free accessories by select retailers, all together now for $999 with free US shipping:

+ at B&H Photo the freebies are a 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC card, a RJ shoulder bag, and a Sensei cleaning kit

+ at Adorama you get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SD card, a Slinger holster case, Corel software, 2pk of rain covers (general use, not just the RP), and various other trinkety accessories (card wallet, USB 2.0 card reader, cleaning kit)

+ at Amazon, Amazon itself does not include any extra freebies, but some of the 3rd-party sellers over there offer various bundles of accessories
+ as usual with 3rd-party sellers at Amazon, make sure they are authorized/reputable/etc/etc
+ regardless of the seller, if you pay with a Amazon Prime credit card you get 5% cashback

Wedn: 128GB Ultra microSDXC for $15, GoPRO Fusion 360 w/extra charger & batteries for $200, Etc

GoPRO is the headliner of the Wednesday Best Buy daily deals with the GoPRO Fusion 360 camera bundled with a free GoPRO dual-slot battery charger (comes with one battery) and an extra GoPRO battery going for $200 with free shipping or store pickup where available/possible. The free charger/battery are GoPRO branded, not 3rd-party…

Other daily deals today include the 128GB Sandisk Ultra Plus microSDXC for $15, a Nespresso, a $90 LG 32″ 720p TV, a “suitcase” turntable with bluetooth, a 138-can stainless steel beverage center, and mo(i)re…

UPDATE: speaking of daily deals, the main Woot daily deal is a sale on refurbished 12.9″ iPad PRO tablets (2018 models) going for $770 to $860 (256GB and 512GB on-board storage respectively). They come with a 90-day Woot warranty…

UPDATE #2: a sale of mainly laptops and monitors is one of the options in the Wednesday Amazon USA Gold Box deals of the day. A total of a lucky 13 products are participating from Acer (Swift and Spin models), and HP and AOC and Lenovo and such…

256GB Samsung Fit Plus USB 3.1 small flash drive for $40

Sandisk is not the only one making short “thumb-size” USB flash drives. Samsung is making them too and for a limited time their 256GB FIT Plus (model MUF-256AB/AM) is on sale for $40 at B&H Photo and Amazon itself. Samsung says this is a *proof device (water, shock, magnet, temperature, x-ray) and comes with a 5-year warranty.

Great use for laptops so they don’t stick out or hooked to a smartphone/tablet using a short OTG cable [assuming your device is compatible] or used on the front USB ports of desktop computers or used as storage in smart TVs or digital TV PVR boxes [I did this with one of those cheap $30 OTA “DVRs”) or to play music in cars, and so on…

KEH Coupon: 10% off EX and EX+ Camera Gear [ends Wedn PM]

It’s another 48 hour coupon promotion at KEH Camera, good until Wednesday 12/11/19 at 11:59pm eastern time, coupon code EX12A gets you 10% off camera gear in “EX” (Excellent) and “EX+” (Excellent Plus) conditions. You can test the coupon in the shopping cart without logging in or signing up.

Excluded are Leica-branded products and the Digital Starter Kits which already have a baked-in discount…

YMMV eBay Bucks: 8% on orders of $25+ [ends Wedn PM]

IF you are participating in the eBay rewards program {it’s free to join anytime}, AND you have been invited by eBay via email or their eBay messages to participate, and you have clicked to activate the promotion for your account {you must click to activate before you earn the bonus}, you have until Wednesday 12/11/19 at 11:59pm to earn 8% on eligible purchases over $25…

Maximum rewards you can earn are $100 per transaction and $500 for the duration of this promotion. Terms, conditions and restrictions and exclusions apply as always…

For ideas on what to buy, check the latest eBay Deals and the latest Trending Deals

Tue: Corel software, refurbished Google Pixels

There is a software sale among the Tuesday 12/10/19 daily deals at the Best Buy website and among the offers are the following potentially interesting titles:

+ Corel Video Studio Ultimate 2019 for $35

+ Corel Draw Home and Student Suite 2019 for $60

+ and you can party like it’s the previous century with the Wordperfect WordPress Office Suite for $40
+ daily reminder: George R. R. Martin is writing the A Song of Ice and Fire book series using Wordstar on MS-DOS
+ CORRECTION: Wordperfect, not WordPress; Thanks to SA for the correction email!

Meanwhile at Woot there is a refurbished Google Pixels sale featuring Pixel 2 and 3 models at both sizes (regular and XL) with prices ranging from $150 to $390. They come with a 90-day Woot warranty…

Tue: Sony CFast 2.0, HP Mini Workstation, Spyder Lens Calibration, Sachtler, Etc

Green Monday has morphed into the Holiday Shopping Deals as we get closer to a dizzying array of holidays, whose, strangely, unifying purpose is to empty our wallets πŸ˜‰

But the B&H daily deals continue strong with seven dailies along with the bonus flash deals which appear during the holiday shopping season:

+ DataColor SpyderLensCal Autofocus Calibration Aid for $40

+ 64GB Sony CFast 2.0 G series memory card for $100
+ 2-pack for a slight discount at $190

+ HP Z2 Mini G3 Desktop Workstation for $449
+ 3.4 GHz Core i5-7500 Quad, 8GB of 2400 MHz DDR4, Intel HD Graphics 630, etc

+ Sachtler bags, two options, $180 to $220
+ you may also look like a doctor from the old timey black and white TV shows with these!

+ also: TP-Link Smart Home things, Polsen bluetooth PA, and Stereo mics

+ flash deals: now JBL PA system, later: Thermal Monolcular and Laptop briefcase

Green Monday round-up

To save up on individual posts, in this post we have a Green Monday round-up…

NewEgg has gone all green banner for their own Green Monday sale with the usual assortment of tech and electronics and the like. The usual song and dance with emails and promo codes…

Plenty of sales at Adorama, including a Canon Holiday sale featuring their mirrorless and DSLR cameras, lenses, flashes, printers and such. .. They also have the best deals of the season on their own house brands (Flashpoint, GLOW, Slinger, CLAR, etc)….

But we are not done with Adorama, they also have new low prices on some of the Sony cameras and lenses featuring their 35mm full frame a-series mirrorless, along with some RX-series and APS-C series and lenses and flashes and such…

We already mentioned them, but as a refresher, B&H is also running their own Green Monday deals….

Not to be outdone, Monoprice has its own Green Monday sale or if you feel like e-digging into the bargain bin, they also have a clearance/overstock sale

Last and mayhaps least, at the Amazon Gold Box, they have yet another sale on Anker charging products featuring power-banks, cables, wireless and wall chargers…

Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 (Sony E) for $719

Zeiss, Zeiss, Baby! That’s what the world famous rapper “Vanilla Zeiss” sang and for a limited time, the Adorama Daily Deals are singing that song too, the new condition Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 for the Sony E-system is on sale for $719 with free US shipping. There is a countdown clock at the aforelinked daily deals page showing how much time is left on the deal. No coupon/rebate needed ~ just add to cart and proceed to Zeiss Checkout while Zeiss offer is running πŸ™‚

Monday: Bag the Bags (9 options), Studio Lighting, Dell, 15.4″ MacBook PRO, Etc

Forget about Cyber Monday, Green Monday is what it’s all about πŸ™‚ And those are B&H’s rolling Green Monday deals…

… but the B&H daily deals continue undeterred with a new 7-pack plus the flash deals:

+ Bag the Bags sale: nine options, from $10 to $, from Think Tank, Lowepro, InCase, ONA, Jill-E, ManFrotto and Case Logic

+ Dell P2219H 21.5″ 16:9 Ultrathin Bezel IPS Monitor for $110
+ HDMI / DisplayPort / VGA Inputs, 1920 x 1080, 1000:1 Contrast Ratio, etc

+ Studio Lighting, five options, $100 to $1300 from Dracast, Angler and Light-n-Motion

+ Senal SHM-1000 professional monitor headphones for $45, well-reviewed semi-exclusive B&H brand?

+ Apple 15,4″ MAcBook PRO with Touch Bar for $2200 to $2650

+ MoZa AirCross 2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer Professional Kit for $419 (so close to 420!)

+ Ruggard Electronic Dry Cabinets, eight options, $70 to $1000
+ not sure if these are also good for the cigar and puerh tea afficionados

FLASH DEALS
+ now: VorTex 8×42 Diamondback Binocular for $120
+ later: JBL 5.1 soundbar thing, Bescor BiC light thing, Saramonic mic thing

Mevo Plus Live Event Camera w/Accessory Bundle for $399

The latest Adorama daily deal is another bundle, it is the new condition Mevo Plus Live Event Camera by Livestream With Accessory Bundle (four different products bundled together) going for $399 with free US shipping. The aforelinked page has a countdown clock on the offer…

Flash sale: 10% off Target Gift Cards

While Target obviously does not have the depth and breadth of a dedicated camera retailer like B&H Photo and Adorama, they still have a number of potentially interesting products. Or if you are a Target shopper anyway, etc, etc, etc. To cut a long story short…

… for a limited time only, Target is offering 10% off their own gift cards with a maximum purchase of $300 per customer (in other words, maximum discount $30 – you pay $270 for a $300 Target gift card). Minimum purchase $10. One transaction per customer. Terms and conditions are shown over there below the big reddish banner.

Gift Cards purchased now can be redeemed (used) starting at 10am central time on Monday December 9 in 2019…

Sunday: Memory Card Sale: Sandisk and Lexar (SD and microSD, 32GB to 400GB)

Memory cards abound in the Sunday Amazon USA Gold Box as part of yet another variation of the Computer Accessories sale, this time around the theme being items priced individually under $100. The memory cards:

SD, SDHC, SDXC, SD-whatever
+ yellow Sandisk Extreme SDXC (up to 250MB/sec, UHS-II, V60, C10, U3) for $28 (128GB) or $15 (64GB)
+ the 128GB “Wins” the bang for the buck obviously

+ gray-black Sandisk Ultra SDXC (up to 100MB/s, UHS-I, C10, U1) for $33.49 (256GB) or $17~ (128GB)

+ Lexar Professional 1667X gray-black SDXC cards (up to 150MB/sec, UHS-I, V30, C10, U3) for $19 (128GB)

+ Lexar Professional 667X yellow-black SDXC cards (up to 100MB/sec, UHS-I, V30, C10, U3) for $19 (128GB)

+ Lexar Professional 633X yellow-black SDXC cards (up to 95MB/sec, UHS-I, V30, C10, U3) for $14 (128GB), 32GB for $5

microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, microSD-whatever
+ 256GB gold-red Sandisk Extreme (V30, A2, U3, UHS-I) for $40

+ Sandisk Ultra (A1, C10, UHS-I, U1) for $47 (400GB) or $30 (256GB) or $25 (200GB) or $15.49 (128GB) or $9 (64GB)
+ bang for the buck is very close between the three largest capacities (calculator is needed to figure out the winner)

Other Things
+ various USB flash drives
+ gaming accessories
+ metal network switch
+ and… cat ears of sorts ???

Find them all at the PC accessories under $100 at the Amazon USA Gold Box, good until 11:59pm pacific on Sunday 12/8/19 (or earlier for any item that may sell out)…

Limit three of each item per customer. Not sure what happens to the limit if there are multiple options under the same root listing, eg different storage options of the same memory card…

Flashpoint eVOLV 200 Pro TTL Pocket Flash Exclusive HexaPop Kit (Godox AD200Pro) for $349

The currently running Adorama daily deal is the new condition Flashpoint eVOLV 200 Pro TTL Pocket Flash Exclusive HexaPop Kit (Godox AD200Pro) going for $349 with free US shipping. Check the listing to see everything that is included with this bundle which averages 4.9 out of 5 based on 19 customer reviews over there…

Money Maker (YMMV): Use/Link PayPal as payment method and make up to $25 in PayPal Cash

This is a rare money maker deal. PayPal is offering its members a chance to make up to $25 in PayPal cash. You earn $5 per app if you make PayPal the payment method (or link it with the service) with the following apps: Uber, Spotify, Hulu, GrubHub and HomeChef. You then have to use PayPal to make a payment in any of the above five apps and then the up to $25 will be yours. Offer ends when it is used 30,000 times or on 12/31/19 whichever happens first.

You must be invited by PayPal to participate. Check your PayPal connected email accounts and/or the offers/messages section or the splash ads at the PayPal website or apps.

Uber and GrubHub are the easiest to make a payment quickly because you can use them at any time. The other three are subscriptions which means you have to make sure the payment happens within the transaction window and before the 30,000 rewards are used up…

Then you can use the (up to) $25 bonus towards camera and photo (or any other) purchases πŸ™‚

15 Classes for $19 each at C-LIVE with Lots of Great Topics (including Color Theory for Photographers)

A new limited time promotion as part of the Creative LIVE Black-Cyber week is on, it’s a 15 classes for $19 each sale that includes the Wedding Photography Bootcamp, the Fine Art Photography complete guide, Flower photography, Lighting, Commercial portraits, Photoshop, Street Photography, Nature, Skin, Masterclass and the very useful sounding “Color Theory for Photographers” (has a 94% thumbs up score).

Sunday: Rokinon 50mm T1.5 for $369 (C/N/E/m43), X-Rite, Kodak, Sandisk, Etc

It’s a Lens Day at the Sunday B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for any item that may sell out). There’s also a couple of flash deals…

+ Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS for $369 in Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, and M43rds

+ X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Photo for $65

+ 32GB Sandisk Ultra UHS-I microSDHC Memory Card with SD Adapter and USB 2.0 Card Reader for $6

+ Kodak Film Scanners and Viewers, four options, $30 to $110

+ Manfrotto Nitrotech N12 Video Head for $330

+ RotoLight RL48 Interview Kit V2 for $80

Flash Deals
+ now: AC-2341L 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs for $80
+ later: UNDFIND One Bag 10″ Laptop and Camera Bag (Baroque, Canvas) (price before sale $40)

Cyber Monday may be over but the sales continue with another “named” Monday. The sales are now Green Monday ~ hopefully named so because we are all so diligently recycling all the unneeded packaging and materials from all of our Black Cyber Friday-Monday sales πŸ˜‰

Saturday: Canon IVY REC waterproof outdoor P&S for $80

One of the Best Buy deals of the day is the new condition Canon IVY REC waterproof outdoor digital camera offered for $80 in your choice from four different color schemes. IVY being close to the Japanese IXY? πŸ™‚

Another one of the Best Buy deals of the day is a sale on software and that includes Adobe’s 2020 Elements, both titles for $90 or Photoshop-Elements or Premiere-Elements going for $60 each…

UPDATE: speaking of daily deals, one of Woot’s is a Drones and Robots sale featuring 11 in-stock items (and 4 sold out items) from Force1, Tenergy, etc…

Photo Magazine sale returns: Outdoor Pho $4.25/yr, Digital Photo PRO $5.75/yr, Etc

Black Friday is back for this weekend’s Discount Mags deals. The four photography magazines that are featured regularly go for:

+ Outdoor Photographer for $4.25
+ Digital Photo for $4.25
+ Digital Photo PRO for $5.75
+ Videomaker for $5.75

Of more general tech interest:
+ WIRED $3.95
+ Pop Sci $3.99
+ Pop Mecha $5.75
+ Consumer Reports $16
+ Nat Geo $18.54
+ and many and more at the Discount Mags website

The prices are for a 1-year no-auto-renewal print, delivered-by-mail subscription. You can individually select for up to three years per magazine as renewals, gift, new-subscriptions. USA addresses only.

Free shipping and 35% off custom photo books w/Blurb coupon

This is a double-sided coupon! Coupon code GIFTWRAP35 gets you both free shipping and 35% off on custom photo book purchases at the Blurb website. Coupon can be used up to five times per individual customer until it expires on 12/9/19 at 11:59pm ET. Terms, conditions, exclusions and such apply as always…

The coupon can only be used on custom photo books, namely your photos uploaded into a custom photo book. It cannot be used to purchase other people’s books (their “bookstore” sales)…

Friday: Kodak Portable Instant Photo Printer for $62, Etc

Of potential interest in the Friday Amazon USA Gold Box:

+ Kodak Portable Mobile Instant Photo printer for $62~

+ Mobile Pixels Duex 12.5-inch portable dual monitor for laptops for $175

Speaking of Amazon, they continue their Sony Instant Savings promotion on select Sony full frame and APS-C iL digital cameras

Polaroid .43x Wide Angle Lens with Macro Attachment for $15

Until around 12/19/19 Woot is running what they call a Liquidation sale and among them there is one camera and photo item, in-stock as of the time of writing, the new condition Polaroid Studio Series .43x High Definition Wide Angle Lens With Macro Attachment offered for the very specific price of $14.52 with free shipping for Prime members or $6 flat calendar-day shipping for non-members. Up to ten per customer. It comes with a 90-day Woot warranty…

CreativeLIVE Best Sellers for $29 each

Creative LIVE is back with another limited promotion, this time they feature Best Selling Classes for $29 each. Topics include posing, fine-art composing, film-making, wild life photography, newborn, outdoors, lighting and the obligatory Photoshop CC bootcamp… No coupon needed, just add to cart and proceed to checkout while this promotion is running…

Speaking of Creative LIVE, the promotion on their Annual Pass is back. You pay $150 and for one year (365 days) you can watch almost all (but not exactly all) current and future classes Netflix-style…

Bushnell Trail Camera (AT&T or Verizon), Joby, PortaBrace, FeiYu G5, Etc(ends Sat PM)

Friday is here and the B&H daily deals, as usual, last for 48 hours (instead of 24), with B&H, as usual, not accepting orders between Friday PM and Saturday PM (check their website for exact times):

+ BushNell Impulse Cellular Trail Camera for $200 in your choice of AT&T or Verizon
+ yes, they managed to stick their hands (okay, SIMs) into cameras too

+ FeiYu G5 Handheld Gimbal for GoPro for $99

+ Porta Brace Soft Case for Assembled Cine-Style Camera for $149~

+ Hubsan quadcopters, two options, $10 to $20

+ Joby GripTight POV Kit for $10

+ OnKyo TX-SR494 7.2-Channel A/V Receiver for $190 after in-cart coupon

+ IzoTope Nectar Elements – Automated Vocal Production Software for Pro Audio (Download) for $13

Flash Deals
+ now: Samsung RU7100 43″ Class HDR 4K UHD Smart LED TV for $275
+ later: no teasers posted this time around

Vanguard VEO 2 AM-264TR Aluminum Monopod with 3 Leg Locking Base for $50

The current Adorama daily deal [now with a new link] is the new condition Vanguard VEO 2 AM-264TR Aluminum Monopod with 3 Leg Locking Base offered for $50 with free US shipping. No mail-in rebates, no coupons, just add to cart and proceed to checkout… For more Adorama action, check their Cyber Week offerings

Thur: Fujinon Bino, D&S CF Tripod w/BH, Dracast BiC V-mount

Seven is the magic number these days for the B&H daily deals plus of course the Flash Deals that rotate through the calendar day in the eastern time zone. So what does Thursday 12/5/19 bring us?

+ Davis & Sanford TR654C-36 Traverse Carbon Fiber Grounder Tripod With Ball Head for $90
+ no relation to Mumford & Sons or classic TV shows

+ FujiNon 10×42 KF Binocular for $90
+ mayhaps they should have test-marketed the name FujiNon in France before deciding upon it? πŸ™‚
+ think along the lines of Chevy NoVa

+ GVM RGB-10S LED On-Camera RGB LED Video Light with Wi-Fi Control for $42

+ DraCast S-Series LED1000 Bi-Color LED Light with V-Mount Battery Plate for $195 with FREE Barndoors
+ barn animals not included [okay, I used this joke one too many times, I must admit]

+ also Optoma DLP projector, FocusRite audio interface and Lorex security cameras

Flash Deals
+ now: Musician’s Value MKPF3 6” Clamp-On Microphone Pop Filter and 10″ Gooseneck with Desk Clamp for $10
+ later: Musicians Value C3 Series CS-MCRB1 Round-Base Microphone Stand

KEH coupon: 12% off Lenses, 10% off Cameras [ends Thur PM]

Good until 12/5/19 at 11:59pm, KEH Camera is offering 10% off cameras and 12% off lenses using coupon code SALE12EA at checkout over there. You can test the coupon in their shopping cart without logging-in or signing up. Exclusions, as always, apply: NO NEW condition items, NO USED “Like New” items, no LEICA branded products, and the latest one added tot the railroad, no “Digital Starter Kit”s. Sale ends 12/5/19 at 11:59pm ET…

In-Stock and with Freebies: Panasonic G9 for $998

Micro Four Thirds shooters of the world, unite and take over! The Panasonic G9 body only is not only in-stock for $998 at B&H Photo, it is also bundled with three useful freebies: 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC, Camera Bag, and Corel PaintShop Pro 2020 Ultimate (DVD with Download Card)…

At Adorama, the only option that is currently in-stock is the G9 body only with Vanguard combo going for $998, and the freebie include the aforementioned Vanguard 264AB-100 4-section Aluminum Tripod with SBH-100 QR BallHead along with a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO memory card and various trinkets…

At Amazon it is in-stock but there are no freebies (other than the 5% cashback if paying with an Amazon VISA or store credit card)..

10 diverse classes for $29 each at Creative LIVE

CreativeLIVE is running their own variation of the “12 Days Of” sale, with a new offer every day. The current new offer is 10 classes for $29 each covering topics such as food photography (DON’T watch while hungry), Bird Photography, Photoshop CC Complete Guide, Pregnancy, Animals, portraits, finding your creative style and more…

MEanwhile yesterday’s Fast Start sale (their camera guides) for $10 each ended, but the new sale price is not that far off, $14 each…

YMMV eBay Bucks: 8% on orders of $25+, 6% under $25 [ends Thur PM]

IF you are participating in the eBay rewards program {it’s free to join anytime}, AND you have been invited by eBay via email or their eBay messages to participate, and you have clicked to activate the promotion for your account {you must click to activate before you earn the bonus}, you have until Thursday 12/5/19 at 11:59pm to earn 8% on eligible purchases over $25, or 6% on purchases under $25 on eligible items…

Maximum rewards you can earn are $100 per transaction and $500 for the duration of this promotion. Terms, conditions and restrictions and exclusions apply as always…

For ideas on what to buy, check the latest eBay Deals and the latest Trending Deals

Extra 25% off with REI Outlet coupon

Good until 12/9/19, coupon code CYBERDEAL19 gets you an additional 25% off on a single eligible item at the REI Outlet store. Outlet items are already discounted, the coupon is a further haircut on that. Terms, conditions, exclusions, limitations and so forth…

64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-II for $85

The latest Adorama daily deal is the new condition 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-II memory card (up to 300MB/sec, U3, C10) going for $85 with free US shipping while this promotion is running. There is a countdown clock on the page. Unlike most daily deals, the Adorama daily deals are transcend calendar days ~ if my head-math is correct, they start at 10am eastern every day…

Wedn: Sigma 105/1.4 DG ART HSM (Sony E) for $1249, Spyder X, Bags, Browning, Etc

The Cyber Week party continues at B&H Photo…

… but so does another installment of the B&H daily deals and today (Wednesday 12/4/19, three ’til Xmas 2019) it’s a LENS day!

+ Sigma 105mm f1.4G DG ART HSM for $1249 only in the Sony E mount

+ DataColor SpyderX Pro Colorimeter for $100
+ DataColor SpyderX Elite for $170

+ Browning Strike Force Pro XD Trail Camera for $130 with FREE keychain flashlight

+ PortaBrace Carry Case for DJI Ronin-S for $129

+ MINDSHIFT GEAR Outbound Camera Holsters, four options (10 through 50 model numbers) for $28 to $40

+ Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ 127mm f/9 Reflector Telescope, Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Bundle for $100 with FREE Moon Filter (werewolves not included)

+ Pelican lights, two options, $15 to $24

Flash Deals
+ now: COREL Painter 2019 (Multi-Lingual Retail Edition, 1-User License, Boxed) for $129
+ later: JBL Active Speaker Starter Pack Studio Monitor Enhancement Set

Camera Gear Guides for $10 each at Creative LIVE (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, Olympus, Panasonic, Leica)

Gearaholics of the world, unite and take over! For a very limited time (this is promoted as a daily deal), Creative LIVE is offering their Fast Start classes for $10 each. “Fast Starts” are their camera guide videos with John Greengo. Lots and lots of cameras are covered from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, Olympus, Leica, Panasonic, etc.

There are three pages of search results over there to find your camera(s) of interest ~ or use the search box at Creative LIVE to search for your camera(s) or brand(s) of interest..

PS: there appears to be one exception, the Fuji X-T10 “Fast Start” class is priced at $14 instead of $10. Probably a coding / categorization error…

PS2: there are no Fast Start classes for Pentax or Samsung or Sigma cameras…

40% off coupon for your own custom photo books at Blurb

Good until 12/4/19 at 11:59pm, coupon code CHALLENGE4T gets you 40% off your own custom photo books at the Blurb website. The coupon can only be used on photo books you uploaded to and purchased through your own account. There is no minimum or maximum order amount. You can use it up to five times during the duration of the promotion. Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions…

Tue: Kodak Film & Slide Scanners, Galaxy Note 9 for $650, Etc

Also among the Amazon Gold Box deals of the day for Tuesday 12/3/19 is a sale of four Kodak Film and Slide devices. Three of them are film and slide scanners with prices ranging from $63 to $112. The fourth item is a battery-operated Film and Slide viewer going for $31~.

Also part of the Tuesday daily deals:

+ unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for $649
+ or 512GB version for $839
+ available in three color options
+ up to three per customer per option (I think)

+ Alienware desktop and laptop, $980 to $2000

+ Anker Nebula projectors and accessories (that’s the tripod looking thing)