Archives for 2020

Sirui Video Kit, Gura Module Case, Vello Softbox, Ruggard Parka, Etc (ends Sat PM)

FriYAY is here, rejoice if you are on the Mon-Fri work schedule! Good until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out; but B&H does not accept orders (as usual) between Fri PM and Sat PM) are the following B&H deals:

+ SirUI VSK-5 Video Survival Kit for $150 AFTER a $100 mail-in rebate

+ GuraGear Medium Compact Photo Module Case for Uinta Backpack for $25

+ Vello FlexFrame Softbox for Portable Flash (8 x 12″) for $20

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

+ flash deal: IDX IPL-98 Powerlink Li-Ion High-Load V-Mount Battery with 96Wh Capacity for $325
+ no teasers for next flash deal

Thursday: Manfrotto CF w/free SmallHD, Sachtler, Chasing Claudius, Etc

Never fear, Thursday is here with a new 6-pack of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Manfrotto 504HD Head & Carbon Fiber Twin Leg Video Tripod Kit (100/75mm, Ground Spreader) with FREE SmallHD 5-inch HDMI On-Camera monitor for $650
+ free item included by B&H automatically while the promotion is running = free item is mention in the listing as “Includes 1 Free Item…”

+ SACHTLER LCD monitor bags, two options, $70 to $80

+ Chasing GLADIUS MINI Underwater ROV Kit (328′ Tether) for $999
+ “Chasing Gladius” could have easily been a Cannes film festival nominee πŸ˜‰

+ MyGeckoGear E100 1080p Dash Camera for $26
+ sorry, you have to get YourGeckoGear, this is MyGeckoGear πŸ˜‰

+ also Teradek Bolt and Vi Vi Ai personal trainer headphones
+ me personally, I do my personal training with metal, more specifically, forks and knives πŸ˜‰

UPDATE: the headliner of the Thursday Amazon USA Gold Box is a sale on SK hynix NAND SSD drives, with prices ranging from $38 to $85 and storage options ranging from 250GB to 1TB…

Wedn: Sigma 12-24mm f4 DG ART HSM (C/N), ASUS PorArt, GVM, Peak Design, Etc

It’s the return of LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals for Wednesday 2/19/20 until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for anything that manages to sell out ahead of its designated expiration time):

+ Sigma 12-24mm f4 ART DG HSM for $1149 in your choice of Canon EF or Nikon F

+ open-box Peak Design Everyday Messenger 15″ Version 1 (Heritage Tan) for $99

+ GVM 672S-B Bi-Color LED Video 3-Light Kit for $480

+ ASUS ProArt PA32UC 32″ 16:9 Wide Gamut IPS Monitor for $1000 after in-cart coupon
+ HDR Panel, Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, HDMI, 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz Native, 1000:1 Static CR, etc

+ Dell laptops, four options, $329 to $429 with FREE Bitdefender

+ Jarv PPS Exec 10,000mAh 18W PD Power Bank with Qi Wireless Charging for $23
+ not a bad idea, kinda combines two devices in one

UPDATE: the Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET) is the new condition Inovativ Pro Monitor Mount with Vesa Plate and Hardware for $150 with free US shipping…

The Return of the KEH Camera Buy More Save More promotion (5% or 10% or 15% off) [ends Wedn PM]

It’s a return of an all-time favorite coupon promotion at KEH Camera. It is a “Buy More, Save More” promotion! The key is coupon code BMSM2A entered at checkout. Depending on your order total you get the following discount:

+ 15% off orders of $1000+

OR

+ 10% off orders of $500+

OR

+ 5% off orders of under $500

As usual, there are exclusions, no Leica-branded products, no NEW condition products, no “USED – Like New” products. Their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for the coupon. You can test the coupon code BMSM2A at the KEH Camera shopping cart without the need to login or signup…

The promotion expires on Wedn 2/19/20 at 11:59pm ET

$10 off CreativeLIVE coupon and 60% sale on most classes

For a limited time, coupon code VIP10 gets you $10 off your purchase at the CreativeLIVE website where they are also running a near sitewide 60% off sale. The sale price is reflected. The $10 off coupon must needs be entered in the shopping cart.

PS: a few classes are not eligible per previous agreements with the instructors.

Tuesday: Sachtler Rollpak, Cinetics Lynx, Dell 34″ Curved, Rokinon 45/1.8 AF (E), Etc

Tuesday brings us a 4-pack of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Sachtler Camera Rollpak for $200

+ CineTics Lynx 3-Axis Motorized Slider for $1299

+ DeLL P3418HW 34″ 21:9 IPS Curved Monitor for $469

+ Logan Graphics 450-1: 40″ Artist Elite Mat Cutter for $125

UPDATE: the Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET daily) is the new condition Rokinon 45mm f1.8 auto-focus lens for the Sony E-system offered for $299 with free US shipping. This is only available in Sony E…

Monday: Pelican, NanGuang LED, Celestron NexStar 150mm f10

Jump aboard the excitement train, it’s Monday, the start of a new Mon-Fri work week. Hooray! πŸ™‚ And with Monday we have a new set of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Pelican 1495 Laptop Computer Case with Foam (Desert Tan) for $110

+ NanGuang RGB173 LED Panel Light for $279

+ Celestron NexStar 6SE 150mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope for $599

+ also Ring thing

+ flash deal: now JBL clip-on bluetooth speaker for $30
+ later: JBL wireless headphones

While Supplies Last used sale at KEH Camera

TV shows have themes. Or at least that’s what professional TV critics insist ~ regardless of what the TV show writers and producers intended πŸ˜‰ So we have a theme here at the blog. It is the temporal decay of existential value, or in more plain terms, a USED camera gear sale, more specifically, KEH Camera is running a While Supplies Last sale. These are items that are close to running out for various reasons. No coupon is needed for this sale. The price you see is the price you pay.

Speaking of KEH, at the other end of the spectrum, they have a page listing their latest arrivals. “New*” is a bit of a confusing term to use when you are talking about used items, thus I’m “translating” “newly arrived” to “latest arrivals” πŸ™‚

Adorama USED clearance sale

If you are fond of USED products and clearance sales and such, Adorama is running a USED Clearance sale. No coupon needed, the price you see is the price you pay.

NOTE that used items come in various conditions, from pristine to “spare parts only” so be sure to read up the available details on the individual product listing pages. Used items in usable condition (eg not “parts only”) get a 90-day warranty and 30-day return window. Again, check the individual listing to see what qualifies. For example, the $200 Nikon D5600 “Parts” listing, is sold as “AS IS”, final sale, no returns, no warranty. Obviously πŸ™‚

75% off Wood Panel prints w/Walgreens Photo coupon [ends Tue PM]

If you are fond of the Walgreens Photo Wood Panel prints, you are in luck! Good until 2/18/20 at 11:59pm central time, coupon code 75OFFWOOD gets you 75% off the purchase price. Same day store pickup is included in the price. Shipping to an address of your choosing is NOT included. Coupon cannot be used in-store, only online/digitally. One use per customer for this coupon. You can use up to three coupons per shopping cart as long as they are not overlapping.

Meanwhile coupon code LOVE50 gets you 50% off Everything Photo until 2/29/20 at 11:59pm central time. This coupon can be used up to five times per customer during the promotional period.

Most Classes for $29 at Creative LIVE [limited time]

IF you have been interested in some of the more expensive classes offered at Creative LIVE, you are in luck! For a limited time, they are offering almost all of their classes for $29 (or less). No coupon is needed. The price you see is the price you pay. When the promotion ends, the prices you see on their website will increase. The sale includes their various Bootcamp classes… Happy learnings πŸ™‚

Sunday Photography-related Novel: “The Age Of Light” for $3

There’s only so many photography how-to and camera user-manuals you can read. Sometimes you just want to read a novel that has some …photography in it. For example, the protagonists are photographers or some other related plots and twists and turns. Such is the case with one of Sunday’s Kindle ebook daily deals, it is the “The Age of Light” novel by Whitney Scharer (for the speed-readers out there, no, not Whitley Strieber) for $2.99. It is 385 pages, got published in February 2019, and averages 4.1 out of 5 based on 150+ customer ratings. You can get the start of the book using the “Kindle sample” or you can jump around jump around jump around using the “Look Inside” feature when you are on the Hardcover or Softback Amazon page of the book.

This is biographical historical fiction, not a romance novel…

“As they work together in the darkroom, their personal and professional lives become intimately entwined, changing the course of Lee’s life forever.”

Sunday: Giottos Tripods, Vortex bino, Sachtler Harness, Etc

Never fear, Sunday is here and February is halfway done! Good until 11:59pm ET on Sunday (or earlier if sold out) the following B&H daily deals are in-progress:

+ Giottos VGR9255-S2N 5-Section Aluminum Tripod/Monopod with Ballhead for $130
+ Giottos Aluminum Tripod/Monopod w/ARCA QR Ball Head for $139

+ Vortex 8×42 Diamondback Binocular for $120 with FREE harness
+ Arizona Diamondback season tickets NOT included πŸ™‚

+ Sachtler Heavy Duty Harness for $79

+ also JBL waterproof wireless earphones

Meanwhile the current Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET daily) is the new condition Polar Pro Cinema Series Vivid Collection of filters for the DJI Osmo Pocket for $20…

Pixel 3 XL Unlocked for $399, Tamrac, Autel EVO Quad, Samsung Chromebook with LTE, Etc (ends Sat PM)

Happy Valentine’s Day with a pink former flagship! The headliner of the B&H Photo deals good until Saturday at 11:59 pm ET (or earlier if sold out; orders not accepted Friday PM to Sat PM as usual) is the new condition unlocked Google Pixel 3 XL (64GB on-board, no headphone jack, no microSD) going for $399 with free US shipping in the “Not Pink (yet actually kinda pink)” color scheme. Up to three per customer at the sale price. The rest of the offerings:

+ Tamrac Arc Flash Accessory Pockets, two options, $8 to $10

+ RAVpower 16,750mAh RP-PB010 Power Bank (Black) for $18
+ two power outputs, total output 4.5A

+ Autel Robotics EVO Quadcopter (Refurbished) for $599 with 1-year warranty

+ current flash deal JBL headphones; no teasers for the next one as of the time of writing

Meanwhile the current Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET daily) is the new condition Davis & Sanford Vista Explorer VTB 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BHQ8 Ball Head going for $35 with free US shippings…

UPDATE: for fans of LTE Chromebooks, Woot is offering the refurbished Samsung XE525QBB-K01US 12.2″ Chromebook PLUS V2 (the “PLUS” is part of the name, as opposed to the “PRO” model) for $280 with a 90-day Woot warranty and free shipping for Prime members or $6 flat for non-members. This has 4GB RAM, Intel Celery 3965Y 1.5GHz (the V1 used an ARM processor), a more reasonable full HD touch-screen (the V1 had higher resolution but couldn’t handle it), Intel HD 615 graphics, 32GB on-board storage, microSD, two USB-C ports ad one full size USB port (the V1 only had USB-C), and Verizon 4G LTE (you don’t have to use it, there’s always Wifi)… Its ChromeOS auto-updates have been extended to June 2024 (recently Google has been on a ChromeOS end-of-life extend-a-thon after severe backlash from both consumers and enterprise users/buyers). This ends on Friday at 11:59pm central (or earlier if sold out)…

Thursday: SmallHD Focus Bolt, Manfrotto System w/SmallHD, Dr Bags, Surface PRO 7, 512GB Sandisk microSDCX, Etc

Thursday brings us a six-pack of B&H daily deals, but still no red products despite being soooo close to Valentine’s day. Well, there’s always strawberries and beet πŸ˜‰

+ Manfrotto 504HD Head with 536 3-Stage Carbon Fiber Tripod System for $800 with FREE SmallHD FOCUS 5″ HDMI On-Camera Monitor
+ free item included automatically by B&H while this promotion is running (it is mentioned in the listing as “Includes 1 Free Item $299.99 Value”

+ SmallHD FOCUS Bolt Sidekick RX for $1249

+ SACHTLER Dr Bags for $150 to $180 (two options)
+ medical degree NOT included

+ Cyberpower SL700U Standby Series UPS for $75 minus a 20% off coupon applied in the shopping cart = $60 if my head-math is correct

+ also Ring Floodlight and NuForce wireless earbuds

UPDATE: meanwhile the Best Buy dailies are headlined by the Surface PRO 7 with a 12.3″ touchscreen, Core i3, 4GB RAM [boooo!], 128GB SSD (latest model, accessories sold separately). There’s also the 512GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I memory card going for $120…

Wedn: Peak Design, Tamrac, RucPac Winter, Angler, Etc

Hump Day is coming but did you plan (to avoid) Valentine’s Day this year? No red gear however in this edition of the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ open-box Peak Design Everyday Tote Bag (Charcoal) for $80
+ charcoal color scheme that is; it is not filled with actual charcoal ~ just so we are clear πŸ™‚

+ Tamrac Tour Strap (Black) for $17

+ Angler Quick-Open Deep Parabolic Softbox (36″) for $74

+ RucPac Photographer’s Winter Apparel Package for $40 in two size options
+ includes tech gloves, neck warmer and beanie hat

+ no flash deals scheduled as of the time of writing

Meanwhile Amazon Germany is having an Epson printer sale with three models participating, two Expression, one EcoTank, with prices ranging from 107 to 449 eurodollars, or euro for short πŸ˜‰

Tuesday: Lexar 25-n-1 card reader for $15, Sirui Tripods with MIR, Pelican, LEDgo, DJI Osmo, Etc

Fat Tuesday is getting closer (two weeks away) but this Tuesday (Ruby Tuesday?) has a new set of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ LEXAR Multi-Card 25-in-1 USB 3.0 Memory Card Reader for $15

+ Sirui T-1204SK T-S Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod for $149 after $30 mail-in rebate
+ 56.2″ version for $170 after mail-in rebate (MIR)
+ the MIR amount is different for each tripod model
+ yes, MIRs are not dead yet πŸ™‚

+ Pelican iM2500 Storm Case with Padded Dividers for $130 in three color schemes

+ LEDgo Bi-Color Flood Shoot-Through LED Ring Light for $119

+ no flash deals posted as of the time of writing…

Meanwhile the Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET daily) is the DJI Osmo Pocket 3-Axis Gimbal Handheld Camera With Action Cam Accessory Set (64GB Extreme microSDXC, PolarPro filter kit, Froggi accessory kit, etc) going for $310 with free US shipping.

Monday: Lensbaby Composer II w/Sweet 80 (C/N/E/X/m43) for $180, Manfrotto Nitro, Etc

Monday is here once again, the very favorite day of those working on a Monday-to-Friday schedule πŸ˜‰ But there’s always a silver lining, a new round of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

It’s a lens, it’s a baby. it’s both yet it’s neither. It’s a riddle that *SPOILER ALERT* is solved in the next paragraph below this sentence, so close your eyes if you don’t want to be spoiled πŸ˜‰

+ Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Sweet 80 Optic for $180 in Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, Fuji X and M43rds

+ Manfrotto Nitrotech N12 & 545GB Dual-Leg Tripod System with Half Ball Adapter & Bag for $499

+ LG 27ML600M-B 27″ 16:9 FreeSync IPS Monitor for $159
+ IPS, HDMI | VGA Inputs, 1920 x 1080, 1000:1 Static Contrast Ratio, etc

+ also CyberPower UPS and Fiio music player

flash deals
+ now: ONA Presidio Camera Strap for $39
+ later: ONA Prince Street messenger bag

Meanwhile the Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET daily) offers a bundle of a Behringer audio interface with Sennheiser headphones for $179…

Multi-Year sale at DiscountMags

The theme of this weekend’s sale at the DiscountMags website is a multi-year sale. The longer you subscribe to a particular magazine, the better price you get. Of the camera-n-photo related magazines (printed, delivered to US addresses, no auto-renewal) they offer:

+ 3-year Outdoor Photographer for $13 total

+ 3-year Digital Photo PRO for $22 total

+ 3-year Videomaker for $19 total
+ NOTE: there’s some error/confusion there for the 4-year and 6-year options, they cost a LOT more; I’m guessing this must be an error because I rarely see 6-year subscription offers

The usual assortment of other “six degrees of separation” (from camera and photography) magazines are also offered, for example 3-year WIRED for $13 total, along with NatGeo, Discover, PopSci, Pop Mecha, lifestyle/fashion, sports, nature, etc…

Sunday: Browning, Tamrac Belts, RAVpower, Etc

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

+ Browning Strike Force Pro XD Trail Camera for $120

+ Tamrac Anvil T0300 M.A.S. & M.O.L.L.E Modular Accessory Belt for $12 in three size options

+ RAVpower PD Pioneer 20,100mAh 45W 2-Port Power Bank for $30

+ Auray RF-PBO-16 Premium Reflection Filter (audio related) for $40

Meanwhile the current Adorama daily deal (changes at 10am ET daily) is the new condition Sigma 150-500mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM “Contemporary” lens in the Nikon system only bundled with the Slik Sprint PRO III tripod and the Sigma USB dock for $789 with free US shipping… No coupon needed, the price you see is the price you pay while this particular promotion is running…

UPDATE: meanwhile at the Woot dailies they have:

+ Surface sale at the main Woot
+ HP printers ($37 to $77) at Computers
+ wireless accessories at Electronics…

Axler, Peak Design, Freehands, Gura Gear, Etc (ends Sat PM)

FriYAY is here once again with a new set of B&H deals expiring on Saturday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out; but B&H ~ as usual ~ does not accept orders between Friday PM and Sat PM ~ check their website for exact times):

+ open-box Peak Design CL-3 Clutch Camera Hand Strap for $25

+ Freehands Women’s Unlined Fleece Gloves for $13 (three size options)

+ Axler Caterpillar 20″ Extending Camera Slider for $149
+ will NOT turn into a butterfly no matter what

+ PeliCan 1920 Gen.3 MityLite LED Flashlight for $16

+ flash deal: Gura Gear UINTA 30L Multipurpose Backpack (Black/Brown) for $49
+ no teaser yet for the next flash deal

12% off many things with KEH Camera coupon [ends Sat PM]

Good until Saturday 2/8/20 at 11:59pm ET, coupon code SAVE2A gets you 12% off many things at the KEH Camera website. The coupon works on cameras, lenses, accessories, etc but there are some exclusions as usual: no Leica branded products [products that work with Leica gear from other manufacturers are eligible], no “NEW” condition, no “Used – Like New”, no “Digital Starter Kits”.

You can test the coupon in the shopping cart without the need to login/signup…

Thursday: Sachtler Ace XL, Tamrac, NiSi, Etc

Thursday brings with it a new 4-pack of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Tamrac Pro Compact 1 Camera Bag (Black) for $13

+ Sachtler Ace XL System with SpeedLock Tripod & Mid-Level Spreader (75mm Bowl) for $825

+ also JBL exercise headphones and Xcellon keyboard

Meanwhile the Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET daily) is the new condition NiSi V5 Pro 100mm Filter Holder Kit (6x Filter Slots, 82mm Adapter Ring, 86mm CPL Filter) going for $88 with free US shipping…

Fuji Instant Savings include FREE Battery Grip with X-T3

A new round of Fuji instant savings is up and running at Adorama with a total of 26 options available, including a FREE Fuji VG-XT3 battery grip with the purchase of select Fuji X-T3 kits. Some options are bundled with free accessories as well. Some kits include a Fuji flash. And on page #2 of the offers you can find instant savings of the Fuji GFX kind (camera kits and lenses)

Pre-order the new Fuji X100V Big Sensor Primes for $1399

Big Sensor Prime fans unite and take over! Fuji has official announced their all new X100V big sensor prime with a 26mp APS-C X-Trans sensor and a new 23mm f2 Fujinon lens (glued to the camera of course). The pre-order price is $1399 and the camera is estimated to be released on March 31st in 2020…

Pre-orders are accepted at B&H Photo and Adorama and Amazon itself

Also offered for pre-order is the official Fuji case for said camera for $80…

Wedn: Zhiyun Crane 3 Lab, GVM LED, Porta Brace Hard Case, RAVPower, Sandisk, Etc

It’s getting close to the mid-week point once again and four more B&H daily deals are available for your consideration until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Zhiyun CRANE 3 LAB Handheld Stabilizer for $449

+ GVM 600S LED Ring Light for $120

+ Porta Brace Hard Case with Six 4″ Lens Cups (Gray) for $100

+ RavPower 27,000mAh Universal Power Bank with AC Outlet for $65

Meanwhile the Best Buy dailies are headlined by a $349 HP 15.6″ touchscreen Chromebook (i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB, etc)…

Of potential interest at the Woot dailies, they have the Mobile Pixels Duex Pro 12.5″ Full HD IPS USB A/Type-C Portable Dual-Screen Monitor (with kickstand) for $210 with a 1-year warranty. Meanwhile the main Woot has the Beats 3 Solo wireless headphones for $150 with 1-year warranty…

UPDATE: for those shopping at Amazon Germany, they have a Sandisk Extreme sale with their Extreme PRO SDXC (up to 170MB/sec) cards going for 12 euro (32GB) or 17 euro (64GB) or 30 euro (128GB) or 83 euro (256GB) 200 euro (512GB). The yellow SDXC (non-PRO, up to 150MB/sec) goes for 15 euro which is the price for the Extreme microSDXC card. There’s also a 500GB portable USB-C SSD going for $130…

UPDATE #2: meanwhile among the Amazon Gold Box daily deals for Wednesday 2/5/20 is a sale on RAVpower powerbanks and chargers with nine options and prices ranging from $12 to $49…

Tuesday: Sachtler Camporter Camera Bags, Etc

Tuesday is here with four more B&H daily deals but no lenses today. This lot is good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Sachtler Camporter Camera Bag for $90 in Small or $120 in Large

+ Samson Meteor Mic USB Studio Condenser Microphone for $40

+ also Lorex and truly wireless earphones

Meanwhile the Adorama daily deal are Klipsch floor standing speakers for $450 (changes at 10am ET daily)…

And at Woot, they have refurbished Pixels ($80 to $150, Pixel 1 to Pixel 2XL; the 3/3XL have sold out)… And if you use the Woot app, they have a couple of PNY flash storage offers [needs the Wootapp to see/buy them]…

Then at the Best Buy daily deals, there are gift cards with tax software and a $99 11.6″ Lenovo Chromebook and such…

Speaking of computers, the Amazon USA Gold Bawx is having a sale on Kindle ereaders along with a Chromebooks and Monitors sale. Monitors and laptops are sold separately, they are not bundled. There’s also the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Android tablet (10.5″, 256GB) going for $584…

Up to 70% off on new classes at Creative LIVE (includes E-M1X, EOS R, Z6/Z7, X-T3)

On the learnings side of things, CreativeLIVE is having a sale of up to 70% off on new classes added there. Topics include Bird photography, docs, iPhone filmmaking, Lightroom CC Workflow, landscape, astro, Olympus E-M1X fast start and Olympus lenses, macro, LR, masking, HDR, retouching, Nikon Z and Canon EOS R and Fuji X-T3 fast starts, and lots more!

REI Outlet sale of 70% or more

Outdoors photography goes hand in hand with outdoor-sy shopping and if you are of that interest, the REI Outlet is having a handpicked sale offering discounts of 70% or more on the preselected sale items. Over a dozen pages of items are participating…

PS: if you are an REI member, keep in mind you only earn dividends on full price items. Outlet, sale and clearance items do not get dividends. Dividends are a profit sharing plan and profits are a lot less when you are not paying full price πŸ™‚

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC MF for $269 [Z]

The current Adorama daily deal (changes at 10am ET daily) is the new condition Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC manual focus lens going for $269 with free US shipping in the Nikon Z system. That’s the advertised deal. When you look at the other mount options of this lens it goes for $239 in Fuji X and Sony E and $269 in M43rds and $329 in Canon RF…

Monday: Sigma 28mm f1.4 DG Art HSM for $1099 [C/N/E], Magnus, Etc

Monday is here with a new quartet of B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) and surprise-surprise it’s a LENS DAY!

+ Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art for $1099 in your choice of Canon EF or Nikon F or Sony E

+ Magnus REX VT-6000 2-Stage Video Tripod with Fluid Head for $399

+ GVM 520S-B Bi-Color LED 3-Panel Kit for $350

+ and some Ring thing

Meanwhile at Woot, on the bargain side of things, six refurbished “scratch and dent” name brand Chromebooks (ASUS, Acer, Lenovo, HP) are on sale ranging from $62 to $68, with a 90-day Woot warranty. Note that Google will not be offering ChromeOS updates forever. Each platform (eg a specific Celeron processor) has an expiration date. After that, no more ChromeOS updates. You can search this by laptop name at this Google Support page. Once it reaches the no-more-updates date, if you don’t feel comfortable to continue using it, you can install Linux on it or a 3rd-party Chromium OS recommended by How/To/Geek

PS: if you have an existing ChromeOS device in your hands, you can find the “end of updates” date by going to the “About ChromeOS” page, then click on “Additional Details” and “Update Schedule”. If you haven’t checked recently, check again because Google extended some Chromebooks (from what I recall)…

15% off select Lenses, 20% off select Accessories with KEH coupon (ends Wedn PM)

Good until Wednesday 2/5/20 at 11:59pm ET, coupon code SALE2A gets you discounts on select featured products at KEH Camera as follows:

+ 15% off select featured LENSES

+ 20% off select camera/photo accessories including tripods and lighting

As usual, their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for the coupon. You can test the coupon without login/signup in their shopping cart…

Exclusions apply as usual, no Leica, no “NEW” condition, no “Used – Like New” products, no memory cards, no film, no Breakthrough branded products, no extended warranties are eligible for the coupon promotion…

Adorama Clearance Sale (3100+ options)

Adorama is running a weekend clearance sale with over 3100 options available. Too many to list here individually obviously, but you can filter them by manufacturer, product type/category, price range, review rating, refurbished, etc…

Or if you prefer a different view into the clearance sale, this clearance page has featured suggestions, items under $100, items with a 35% (or better) discount, 39 refurbished offers, and more…

20 Classes for $12 (Canon 5D IV) to $20 at C-LIVE

It’s another limited time sale at Creative LIVE, this time around twenty classes are offered between $12 to $20 each. This is digital ownership. Or if you prefer Netflix-style, their Annual Subscription/Pass has frequent promotions for $150 per year…

The $12 classes include (among others) HD-DSLR film-making, Lightroom CC for beginners, Composition, and the Canon 5D Mark IV Fast Start class with John Greengo (25 lessons with 6 hour runtime).

The $20 tier includes Portraiture, Weddings, finding your niche, making a short doc, and more…

Mag Sale: DP and OP under $5 per magazine per year

Everything this week is/was a Super Bowl sale, or a “Super” sale for short. Which brings us to the Weekend Super Sale at DiscountMAGS which is below their “standard” sale prices:

+ all mentioned below are 1-year printed subscriptions delivered to US addresses without auto-renewal

+ Digital Photo for $4.59
+ Outdoor Photographer for $4.68
+ Videomaker for $6.57
+ Digital Photo Pro for $6.81

You can sign up for up to three years at the sale price. This is good for new subscriptions, renewals of existing, or gift subscriptions for others…

Sunday: Nikon Akulon, Pelican Storm, Etc

If Sundays are not sunny, you can always ask for a refund because they are advertised as Sun Day πŸ˜‰ Which brings us to a new 4-pack of B&H daily deals until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Nikon 8×42 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black, Refurbished by Nikon USA) for $55

+ BracketTron Xtreme Grip XL Phone Holder with USB Car Charger for $10

+ Porta Brace HR-DSLR Padded Nylon Camera Harness (Black) for $30

+ Pelican iM3300 Storm Case without Foam (Olive Drab) for $120

Meanwhile the Adorama daily deal (changes at 10am ET every day) is the new condition Hubsan H501S X4 FPV Brushless Quadcopter with 1080p Camera going for $129 with free US shipping…

Samyang 18mm f2.8 Autofocus FF {Sony E} for $299 (ends Fri 10am ET)

Hooray, it’s lens time at the Adorama daily deal, it’s the new condition Samyang 18mm F2.8 Auto Focus full frame lens for the Sony E system going for $299 with free US shipping. Daily deals end at 10am eastern…

Anker 19000, Tamrac, Peak Design, Etc (ends Sat PM)

FriYAY is here, January is almost over [have you began your Valentine’s Day shopping yet? ~ THRIFTY TIP: save the red from the Chinese New Year for Valentine’s], and we have a new round of B&H deals running until Saturday at 11:59pm ET as usual, but the site does not accept orders between Friday PM and Sat PM as usual…

+ Anker 19,000mAh PowerCore+ 19000 PD Portable Charger and USB Type-C Hub for $60
+ may be expensive but you are not risking your gear on lesser known brands; especially since USB-C is more powerful than microUSB

+ Tamrac Jazz Shoulder Bag 45 v2.0 (Black) for $45
+ model 50 for $20

+ Peak Design Form-Fitting Rain and Dust Cover (Black), in three sizes, from $23 to $30

+ XVenture TwistX 360 Wrist Mount for Select Action Cameras for $8

+ flash deal: JBL boombox for $270; no teasers for next flash deal;

Thursday: Olympus E-M5 II with 14-150mm f4-5.6 II lens for $699

Surprise surprise, the headliner Best Buy daily deals for Thursday 1/30/20 is a mirrorless camera! That’s right, for $699 you can get the Olympus E-M5 II body bundled with the Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II lens, a “zoomy” entry-point into the M43rds system for the curious-zoomers. The lens will be included automatically by Best Buy while this promotion is running…

And if you want to literally yet digitally sift through the bargain bins, Woot is having another Bargain Bin sale with virtual bins starting at $5+ and topping at $50+…

On the other side of the pond, for a limited time, Amazon Germany is having a two-item Sony sale, the 18-105mm f4 OSS lens going for 419 euro, while the RX 100 Mark IV rawsumer going for 896 euro.

Thursday: Lexar UDMA7 Card Reader for $15, 14″ Thinkpad, Sachtler, Etc

Thursday is here and with it we have a new 4-pack of B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (UDMA 7) for $15

+ 14″ ThinkPad P43s Laptop for $1099 with free BitDefender
+ 1.8 GHz i7-8565U Quad, 16GB DDR4, 512GB SSD, 14″ FHD 1920 x 1080 IPS, NVIDIA Quadro P520 GPU (2GB GDDR), etc

+ Sachter Campack Plus Backpack (Black) for $166

+ also Ring doorbell thing

5TB Seagate BackUp Plus External USB 3.0 HDD for $110

Good until 1/30/20 (or earlier if sold out), if red is your favorite color scheme, you can get the new condition 5TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 external HDD for $110 with free US shipping at B&H Photo. You can buy as many as you like. The other colors are not on sale…

Wedn: Lexar SDXC sale from 667x to 2000x

It’s another variant of the Computer Accessories Sale at the Amazon USA Gold Box good until Wednesday 1/29/20 at 11:59pm pacific (or earlier for anything that sells out). A total of 20 items are participating with prices ranging from $17 to $150. Up to three per item on offer.

Of camera and photo interest, the sale has the following memory cards:

SDXC memory cards
+ 128GB Lexar Professional SDXC (1667X, UHS-II, U3, up to 250MB/sec) for $30.59

+ 256GB of that but 1000X (up to 150MB/sec) for $39.40

+ 64GB Lexar Professional black/yellow (2000X, V90, UHS-II, U3, up to 300MB/sec) for $68

+ 256GB Lexar Professional (633X, up to 95MB/sec, V30, UHS-I, U3) for $32

+ as you can see, there are all kinds of speed options available

Other Items
+ 64GB Lexar microSDXC (1800X, V90, UHS-II) for $30.57

+ Lexar Multi-Card 25-in-1 card reader for $17

+ also keyboards, mice, headsets, etc

10% off many Canon and Nikon items with KEH coupon [ends Thur PM]

CaNikon fans unite and take over! Good until Thursday 1/30/20 at 11:59pm ET, coupon code CN1A gets you 10% off Canon and Nikon gear at the KEH Camera website. As usual, you can test the coupon in their shopping cart without the need to login or signup…

NOTE that as usual there are exclusions to the offer: NO NEW condition gear, NO “Used – Like New” gear, and NO “Digital Photography Starter Kits”…

Canon Lenses Extra Savings with Coupon Code (EF, RF, EF-M)

It’s coupon time of the Canon kind at Adorama! For a limited time, coupon code CA3YG4ERG gets you additional discount on select Canon EF, EF-S, RF and EF-M lenses, along with some accessories (flashes, etc). The lenses are too many to list here individually, and I can’t coupon-test every single lens, but here are some examples with the post-coupon discounts:

+ EF 70-200/2.8L IS III USM for $1619~
+ EF 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS II USM for $1619~
+ EF 24-70/2.8L IS II USM for $1439~

+ EF-M 22/2 STM for $206~

+ RF 70-200/2.8L IS USM for $2429~
+ RF 24-70/2.8L IS USM for $2069~

PS: the tilde (~) in the price is because the coupon code creates penny prices, many of them ending in .10

Wedn: Manfrotto Nitro, Pelican, Etc

It’s not a lens day but we got NITRO in the B&H daily deals for Wednesday 1/29/20 [yup, we almost ate up another month] until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Manfrotto Nitrotech N8 Head & Carbon Fiber Twin Leg Video Tripod Kit (100/75mm, Ground Spreader) for $399

+ Pelican 1770 Protector Long Case with Foam (Desert Tan) for $220

+ Angler 5×7′ Collapsible Background Kit for $140

+ also various Nuforce wireless earphones

Meanwhile the Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET) is the VIOFO A119 1440p 30fps Car Dash Cam with GPS Logger V2 (2.0″ LCD Screen) going for $70 with free US shipping…

UPDATE: storage time at the Best Buy dailies where they are offering the new condition external 10TB Western Digital USB 3.0 hard drive in the black color scheme for $160. You also get the customary Shutterfly coupon thing…

Tuesday: Computer/Monitor sale, Anker, Etc

There is action in the Amazon USA Gold BoX for Tuesday 1/28/20 as follows:

+ Computers & Monitors sale, 28 options, $64 to $1999, from Acer mostly plus Sceptre, HP, Dell, etc

+ Anker charging sale with powerbanks, cables, AC and car adapters and such
+ also under “Special Promotions” on individual product pages look for coupons and/or co-promotions

+ Zojirushi coffee gear including coffee machine, water boiler/warmer, stainless steel to-go cups, etc

+ BOSE home audio sale (four options)

+ Join the Cult of RXBAR! 24pk variety pack (a good way to try the various flavors) is 20% off with your first Subscribe and Save on this particular product. Price before discount is $41~; with the discount about $1.50 per bar, a pretty good price; you can adjust future subscribe-n-save orders at any time ~ or cancel them without contacting customer service; or freeze them; just make sure you put alerts in your calendar for future pre-scheduled orders so you can adjust/cancel them if need be;

Tuesday: GVM, Porta, Celestron, 64GB Sandisk SDXC, Etc

Tuesday is here with another round of B&H daily deals as follows:

+ GVM 50RS2L RGB 2-Light Kit for $350

+ Porta Brace PR-C3B Projector Case (Black) for $140

+ Celestron NexStar 8SE 203mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope for $849

flash deals
+ Gura Gear Small Compact Photo Module Case for Uinta Backpack for $20
+ later: Tamrac active strap

Meanwhile at the Best Buy dailies you can get the new condition 64GB Sandisk Extreme PLUS SDXC card (up to 150MB/s, C10, U3, UHS-I, etc) for $20…

Advanced Photography Classes for $12 to $14 [CLIVE]

Tired of seeing “beginner” or “photography 101” type of sales? Well you are in luck because Creative LIVE is now running a limited time promotion on Advanced Photography classes ranging from $12 to $14 each.

Topics include LR workflow, FauxtoChop techniques, real world lighting, advanced portrait retouching, advanced lighting for adventure photography, advanced photo restoration, Capture One, color correction, advanced RAW processing, advanced masks and many and more…

Minolta MN12Z compact zoom (12X OIS, digital) for $90

Meanwhile the Adorama daily deal (changes at 10am eastern time every day) is the new condition Minolta MN12Z compact zoom digital camera going for $90 with free shipping.

This is not an old camera from the early 2000s found in a warehouse but a new Minolta-branded camera. It has a 12x optical zoom lens with OIS, 1-year warranty, 20mp sensor, Wifi, SDXC card support, 720p video, 2.7″ LCD, etc… Did I mention this is in the purple color scheme? Sorry, no “Deep Purple” edition available πŸ™‚

OR if you are a fan of used cameras, you can get it for $59 in “Used – Excellent’ condition over there. Not sure if the used price is coupled with the daily deal price (eg it will go up when the new condition price increases after the daily deal expires)…

Speaking of Adorama, they are currently running a BIG 4-DAY SALE with over 500 items participating. Too many obviously to list here individually, use the various filters on the left hand side over there to look for items of interest (eg by manufacturer, product type, discount percentage, price range, etc)…

Monday: Zhiyun WeeBill, 14″ Lenovo, Dracast, Etc

Never fear, Monday is here with a new quartet of B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Zhiyun WEEBILL LAB Handheld Stabilizer for Mirrorless Cameras for $299

+ Lenovo 14″ IdeaPad Flex Pro Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Laptop for $799 with FREE 1-yr BitDefender
+ 1.8 GHz i7-8550U Quad, 16GB DDR4 [nom-nom says Windows], 512GB PCIe SSD [nice!], 360Β° Hinge, 3840 x 2160 Multi-Touch IPS Display, etc

+ DraCast S-Series Plus Bi-Color LED500 Panel with NP-F Battery plates for $129

+ Anton Bauer Digital 190 V-Mount Battery (14.4V, 190 Wh) for $300~