Archives for 2020

Prime Day Update: Moving to October 2020, Still Subject to COVID change

One of the main Prime Benefits is the annual Prime Day which typically happens in the early summer. This year, because of COVID-19 seasons, it had been moved to September, and now according to new updates via Techmeme, the sale-a-bration is tentatively moved to October 2020. But still subject to change…

Considering that Black Friday is November 2020 and singles day is mid-November, the end of October is mayhaps the latest Amazon can do it without colliding with pre-existing sale-a-brations. On the other hand, this year could be Amazon’s embrace of Singles Day which could also be Prime Day. This paragraph being speculation of course…

Save the Date: Week starting July 12 has Woot Birthday Specials

If you are a fan of the way of the Woot, they are planning a variety of sale-a-brations for their 16th birthday on Sunday July 12 in 2020, and continuing during the rest of the week. They are teasing a number of the offerings, along with whatever else goes live on the actual dates.

Of note, Friday July 17 will have a Birthday Woot-OFF running from 7am to 10pm central time… During the week of sale-a-brations they’ll also have Prime exclusive deals and more… Check the aforelinked forum link for all the details…

Tuesday: Moza AIR 2, SmallHD Focus, CoreSWX, Vello, Tether

Tooozdei is here with four new B&H daily deals that’s good until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out as follows:

+ Moza Air 2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for $349

+ SmallHD FOCUS SDI Monitor Cine Kit for $369

+ CoreSWX NPF-970, 6600mah L-Series Battery Kit for $40

+ Vello Eyeshades and Eyepieces, 14 options
+ sorry, Eyelashes not available πŸ™‚

I forgot to post this earlier, there’s 3 hours left on it as of the time of writing, the Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET) is the Tether Tools Case Air Wireless Tethering System going for $110 with free US shippings…

And if you are humble and you like to bundle, Humble Bundle has just launched a new offering, Data Science Essentials ebooks, with six ebooks at the $1+ tier, and more at the higher tiers… The previously mentioned film maker’s bundle also continues…

Meanwhile at the Woot website there’s a sale on Parrot drones ($144 to $360) under “Electronics”, while under “Computers” there’s the refurbished 14″ HP 360 Chromebook going for $270 with a 90-day HP warranty [4GB DDR4, 32GB eMMC, microSD card reader, 1366 x 768, 220 nits, 45% NTSC, UHD 600, bluetooth 5, 802.11ac, one USB-A and two USB-C ports, 3.5 lbs, updates until June 2026, etc]

FREE-Streaming This Week at Creative LIVE

If you like free-streaming content and you have the time-flexibility to be able to watch them [some of those classes are looooong], here’s the schedule for the next few days of the free-to-watch classes at Creative LIVE ON-AIR:

  • Monday: Creative Portraits with Props, Creating your own stamps, YouTube ads, etc
  • Tuesday: LIVE LAUNCH: Black Women Photographers, Color Theory for Photographers, Illustrator, Stamping, etc
  • Wednesday: Sony a7 III Fast Start (over 5 hours long) with John Greengo, Facebook, Mixing Music, etc
  • Thursday: LIVE: Capturing History and Herigate; Posing 101 with Lindsay Adler, WordPress Themes, Snapchat, etc
  • Friday: Composition Basics, Instagram, Interactive PDFs, etc
  • Saturday: Black and White film photography, Linked IN (with bonus clipboard clips LOL), Graphics for the web and social media, etc
  • Sunday: Photography 101 with SLR Lounge, social media plan, etc

As usual, each day’s free-streaming classes begin at 12pm eastern and end 24 hours later. Classes that are under 24 hours in length continue repeating immediately after their end during the 24 hour window. There are no “Netflix controls”, so you have to watch the classes sequentially, you can’t jump around or rewind…

Monday: “Picture This – How Pictures Work” Expanded Molly Bang classic for $3 [eBook]

The 1991 classic book “Picture This: How Pictures Work” by Molly Bang is now available in an expanded and revised edition (2016, 154pp, Chronicle Books), and it is one of the Monday 7/6/20 Kindle daily deals going for $3. It averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 170+ ratings [rating is the (weighted? who knows) sum of written reviews and plain star-ratings].

Speaking of Amazon, it’s a very busy day of tech in the Germany Gold Box where the sales including a stunna ASUS Zen Ultrabook for 899 euro, MSI gaming, TP-Link, 15 euro multimeter kit, Oppo’s Find X2 smartphone line (PRO, NEO, Lite), Huawei MateBook 13, EGLO lighting, refurbished iPhones, IBRA cables, Amazon hardware, SodaStream, Melitta shiny coffee machines, Fitbit, Sennheiser, Bosch and Samsung Galaxy M31 smartphones…

Monday: GVM 2-Light Kit, Sirui Tripods, Litra GoPro filter kit, Pelican, Etc

Monday is here and with it we have four new B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET [or earlier if sold out] along with one flash deal:

+ GVM MB832-2L Bi-Color LED 2-Light Kit with Stands for $399
+ because it’s hard to have photography without light

+ Sirui Aluminum Video Tripod with Fluid Head, two options, $110~ to $127~ AFTER mail-in rebates

+ JollyLand Mars 400S SDI/HDMI Wireless Video Transmission System for $449

+ Litra LitraTorch 2.0 Filter Kit with GoPro Mount (Limited Edition) for $70
+ not to be confused with Lytro πŸ™‚

+ flash deal: Pelican 1520NF Case without Foam (Silver) for $100

Outdoor Photographer for $4.72/yr

It’s the 4th of July sale at DiscountMags, and among the print-magazines delivered-to-USA-addresses offers they have, without autorenewal, they have:

+ Outdoor Photographer for $4.72/yr
+ VideoMaker for $6.69/yr
+ Digital Photo PRO for $6.82
+ various other “six degree of separation” magazines as well

Sunday: Lowepro Runner, Camera Muzzle, ElVid, Noca, Etc

Sunday is here and with it we have four new B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET [or earlier if sold out] as follows:

+ LowePRO Pro Runner BP 350 AW II Backpack for $130

+ Camera Muzzle Sound Blimp for $90

+ ElVid SkyVision WCM-758G 7″ Wireless LCD Monitor for $120

+ NOCA Cine Amrs, three options, $100 to $150

Meanwhile the Adorama daily deal [changes Monday 10am ET] is the AKG K702 headphone with a clamp going for $150…

Among the Best Buy dailies you will find another sale on their house brand single use Insignia batteries…

And at the Amazon USA Gold Box there’s a sale on factory renewed 15.4″ MacBook PROs going from $1630 to $1900…

Rokinon 85mm f1.4 MF for Nikon Z for $149 [ends Sun 10am ET]

Today is Zee Day for Nikon Zee fans, because the current Adorama daily deal, good until Sunday at 10am ET [or earlier if sold out] is the new condition Nikon Z version of the Rokinon 85mm f1.4 UMC lens, a manual focus lens of course, going for $149 with free US shipping…

It’s hard to argue for the price, unless you hate manual focus with the passion of a thousand suns πŸ™‚

Luxli LED Light, Vello Softbox, HPRC for Nikon D850, RAVpower, Manfrotto, DigiPower Batteries, Etc

As usual, the Friday B&H daily deals last until Saturday 11:59pm ET but note that, as usual, B&H does not accept orders between Friday PM and Saturday PM [check their website for exact times]:

+ Luxli CNS-20D Constructor Medium Block On-Camera Daylight Balanced LED Light for $30

+ Vello Octa Softbox for Portable Flash, 8 inch for $12, 12 inch for $15
+ optionally buy it together with a cinch strap for a combined purchase discount

+ HPRC 2460 for Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s Kit (Black) for $124

+ RAVpower 20,000mAh RP-PB006 Power Bank for $19

+ flash deal: Manfrotto Pro Light Bumblebee-130 Camera Backpack for $140

Meanwhile at the Best Buy daily deals they have a sale on 13 Digipower camera batteries for various Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus and GoPRO cameras. Check each battery page over there for compatibility…

UPDATE: the Adorama daily deal (changes Saturday 10am ET or earlier if sold out) is the new condition Philips Hue White &Color Ambiance A19 LED Starter Kit Multicolor W/E26 Base Bulb offered for $199 with free US shipping and handling…

Save the Date [starts Friday 12pm ET]: 12-hour Nikon Lenses Complete Guide [FREE to Watch]

Save the Date if you are into Lenses or the Nikon system! There’s a 12-hour marathon coming! Per the Creative LIVE ON-AIR schedule, starting on Friday at 12pm eastern, they will be live-streaming for FREE the 11 hour and 36 minute “Nikon Lenses the Complete Guide” [CORRECTED LINK] class with their resident camera-gear-guru John Greengo. Lessons #1 and #4 are always available to stream for FREE, so you could watch them and see whether this class might be of interested.

Given the duration of the class, there are two full planned airings:
+ starts Friday at 12pm ET
+ starts Friday at 11:36pm ET
+ streaming ends Saturday around 11:50am ET

UPDATE: speaking of Creative LIVE, and for “post economy”, they have another limited time sale, 12 classes for $12 each that includes a class on Macro Flowers [Franz Lanting, 5 hours], portraiture, speedlights 101, long exposure, narrative, and more…

Keep in mind, almost all classes have at least one chapter/lesson available to stream for free always, so you can get some feel for the instructor and the nature of the class…

Humble Bundle: Focal Press eBooks for Film-Making [$1 gets you 6 ebooks, pay more, get more]

If you are interested in film-making, good for the next 13 days (as of the time of writing), Humble Bundle has a Film-Maker Book Bundle by Focal Press. These are DRM-FREE ebooks available in multiple formats [you can download all the formats, you don’t have to choose one format].

The $1+ tier includes six ebooks including sound, cloud, indie, genre, and screenwriting.

The $7+ tier adds seven more ebooks, from the general film-related topics to the specifics.

And then the $13.50+ tier adds eight more ebooks, making it a total of 21 books, and it includes single-camera production, low budget, visual effects, on location, and more…

Of other potential interest at Humble Bundle they have the following:

  • Technology essentials for non-techies in business
  • Apress ebooks on digital security (cybersecurity and such)
  • Circuits and Electronics ebook bundle (DSP, Engineering principles, etc)
  • Map Software Bundle
  • Learn Python with PyCharm
  • Image Comics showcase
  • each of the above bundles has its own expiration date

Thursday: refurb Canon SX720 HS zoom for $150, $50 Bolt flash (5 systems), Sirui, Bushnell Trophy, FeelWorld, LensCoat, Polaroid OneStep 2, WD, Etc

Thursday is upon us with 4+1 B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET [or earlier if sold out]:

+ BOLT VS-570 Wireless TTL Flash for $50 in your choice of Nikon, Canon, OlyPan, Sony (MIS), and The Fujees

+ Sirui P-424SR Photo/Video Monopod with VH-10X Head for $170 after mail-in rebate ; also a shorter version for less

+ BushNell Trophy Cam HD E3 Low-Glow Trail Camera for $120

+ FeelWorld FW703 7″ IPS 3G-SDI 4K HDMI On-Camera Monitor for $189

+ flash deal: LensCoat LensPouch (Large Wide, Black) for $12
+ no teaser for next flash deal aottow [as of the time of writing]

Meanwhile at the Woot dailies they have:

+ Clearance/Sellout: Polaroid OneStep 2 Viewfinder i-Type Camera Bundle with 3 Color i-Type Film Packs (8 Instant Photos/per pack) for $80 [limit three per customer; 1 year Polaroid warranty]

+ Electronics: Aduro U-Stream Ring Lights for $19 to $38

+ Computers: refurbished Surface PRO 4 (12.3″, i5-6300U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Win10 PRO, etc) for $500 [1 year Microsoft warranty, up to three per customer]
+ Surface Pen NOT included;

The headliner of the Best Buy deals du jour is the 4TB WD EasyStoooor external USB 3.0 HDD for $87~, but there’s also the refurbished RED Canon SX720 HS compact-zoom going for $150, and things like that…

UPDATE: the Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET on Friday) is the new condition Alctron UM900 USB Condenser Microphone going for $50 with free US shipping…

Wedn: 13″ Daylight LED, AB battery, WD, Netflix, 1TB Samsung SSD, Etc

And just like that it’s Hump Day once again and with it we have new daily deals, these for July 1st in 2020, which means exactly half of the darned 2020 is done. Lettuce hope the second half is less dramatic and more peaceful!

Four are the deals du jour at B&H Photo good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for any that sells out):

+ Smith Victor Edge360 13″ Daylight LED Light for $100

+ AntOn BauER Edge360 13″ Daylight LED Light for $380

+ Gabor Fixed Wall Mount for 27-42″ Flat Panel Screens for $15

+ Senal Cardioid Gooseneck Microphone for $59

It’s streaming time at the Best Buy daily deals, for $100 you get a $100 Netflix gift card [you can load it up to your own account, you don’t have to gift it to others] and a $10 bonus Best Buy electronic gift card… There’s also a 128GB Sandisk Extreme PLUS microSDXC for $34, a 24″ Dell IPS for $160, a popcorn maker, an espresso machine, a 14TB WD EasyStooor for $200, and more…

And at the Amazonian Gold Box, the headliner is a 1TB Samsung 860 QVO SSD going for $100, while the “Kids editions” of the Kindle and Echo are $30 and $20 off respectively.

Tuesday: Sandisk, WD, Lowepro, Jib, Moza Air, Etc

It’s Sandisk Day today! A Sandisk and WD sale is leading the day as the Amazon Gold Box deal of the day, with a total of 19 options available. It includes a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC for $16 and the 1TB for $280… Limit three of each item per customer…

Sandisk leads the way in the Tuesday 6/30/20 B&H daily deals, good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC and Ultra microSDXC
+ Sandisk USB flash drives
+ WD and Sandisk hard drives
+ five options of each category above

+ Moza AirCross 2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer Professional Kit for $399

+ SirUI VTJ-1.8 Video Travel Jib for $255 after a $45 mail-in rebate

+ Hollyland Cosmo 1000Plus SDI/HDMI Wireless Video Transmission System for $1599

+ Lowepro DroneGuard CS 400 for $25

Speaking of drones, the current Adorama daily deal [ends 10am ET daily] is the new condition CHASING Dory Underwater Drone for $359 with free US shipping…

FREE Streaming: Choosing the Right Lens (4h17min) [ends Wedn 12pm ET]

Free-streaming until Wednesday 7/1/20 at 11:55am eastern time, headlining the Creative LIVE ON-AIR schedule is the 4 hour and 17 minute John Greengo class “Choosing The Right Camera Lens”. The class is FREE to watch during this time period.

The class repeats immediately after it ends, so the approximate start times are:

+ Tuesday 12pm ET
+ Tuesday 4:17pm ET
+ Tuesday 8:34pm ET
+ Wedn 12:51am ET
+ Wedn 5:08am ET
+ Wedn 9:25am ET [incomplete]
+ free-streaming ends Wedn 11:55am ET

Sigma 70mm f2.8 DG ART Macro for $399 [Canon only]

Hooray, hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deal good until Tuesday at 10am eastern [or earlier if sold out] you can get the new condition Sigma 70mm f2.8 DG ART Macro lens for $399 with free US shipping in the Canon EF version… Only the Canon version is on sale…

Monday: 13.3″ MacBook, Manfrotto Nitro, Tether Tools, Polaroid Originals, DJI Osmo 3-Axis, 128GB Samsung Endurance microSDXC, Etc

Never fear, Monday is here to sap your energy get you started on a fresh new week full of adventures and excitement and with-it it-brings four new B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET [or earlier if sold out] as follows:

+ Apple 13.3″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Mid 2019, Space Gray) for $1149 in two color options
+ 1.4 GHz i5 Quad, 8GB LPDDR3, 256GB PCIe SSD, 13.3″ 2560 x 1600 Retina, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645, etc
+ note that going forward Apple is moving away from Intel processors; this has a 2-year transition plan and the Intel Apple PCs will not be abandoned per Apple

+ Manfrotto 608 Nitrotech Fluid Video Head and Carbon Fiber Twin Leg Tripod with Middle Spreader for $850

+ Tether Tools Case Air Wireless Tethering System for $110
+ marketing lesson learned: keep company names versatile, otherwise you tether with air πŸ˜‰

+ Senal CL6 Miniature 4mm Omni Lavalier Mic with 3.5mm Connector for Sennheiser EW or Senal AWS-2000 Transmitters for $49

It’s hipster time at the Best Buy deals du jour where one of the offerings is the Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 VF Analog Instant Film Camera for $60 in two color schemes… Also there,further down the pile of daily deals you will find a sale of budget Sandisk flash drives ($7.50 to $27). The 3-pack of colorful 16GB flash drives could be of interest when handing off to clients but it is USB 2.0…

And for those shopping in the European Onion [more accurate name of the current “State of the European Brexit Union], the headliner of the Amazon Chermany deals du jour is the DJI Osmo 3-Axis Smartphone Stabiliser going for 79 euro-dollars with up to three per customer at the sale price…

Starting at 3am ET is a new round of NewEGG dailies and in addition to the usual assortment of computery/tech, there’s a 250GB Samsung 860 EVO internal SSD for $58 and a 128GB Samsung Endurace PRO microSDXC card for $29 and eligible for free US shipping [we will find out when the deal goes live because often times daily deals get free shipping even if they don’t do so regularly]… Personally, these days, Samsung are my go-to microSDXC cards, along with Sandisk of course. But at the same/similar price I’d go for Samsuck πŸ™‚

UPDATE: this post is getting long but for post economy [I don’t want to post a whole new post for a one-liner], NewEGG is currently running another variant of their Semi-Annual Clearance sale. Cameras are “hiding” under Electronics and it’s just one page, mostly the “camera with accessories” bundles…

Gitzo Aluminum L-Bracket [for Sony a7r III and a9] for $100

The current Adorama daily deal is of interest to select Sony full frame E-system photographers, namely a7R III & a9 shooters, because this Gitzo Aluminum L-Bracket is made for them and it is on sale for $100 with free US shipping until Monday at 10am eastern [or earlier if sold out]… It comes with a 2-year warranty but optionally you can get extended to a 5-year warranty by registering the product online…

$5 per magazine per year includes Digital Photo PRO and Videomaker

The theme at the latest DiscountMags sale is $5 pr magazine per year and this includes “Digital Photo PRO” (whose “default” sale price is $8/yr) and “Videomaker” (whose “default” sale price is $7/yr). “Outdoor Photographer” goes for $5 per year as well but that’s its “default” sale price…

As usual, these are printed magazines, to USA addresses only, no auto-renewal. You can get new subscriptions or renewals or gift subscriptions. Duration goes from 1 to 3-4 years, adjustable per individual magazine. The sales typically end Monday night if I recall correctly…

Big Sales at Creative LIVE including Photoshop classes [most Camera Guides (Fast Start Classes) for $8 each

Big sales are happening right now at Creative LIVE. They have a sale on all their photography classes with 940+ options, their Photoshop tutorials (220+ classes!!!), and their Catalog in general (1800+ classes). Obviously too many to list here individually πŸ™‚

But wait, there’s more! For all you gearheads or gear-learners, the sale includes their Fast Start Camera Guides with John Greengo. Each class goes for $8 and it includes all-star cameras like the Canon 5D Mark IV, Fuji X-T3, Nikon D850, the Canon and Nikon mirrorless full-framers, Sony’s a-full-framers, and many and more cameras of different makes including some Olympus and Panasonic and Leica…

And if you want a class to help you get started with the Nikon autofocus system, Mike Hagan has a 2.5 hour class on “Using the Nikon Autofocus System” for $14…

And for you lensaholics out there, there’s a 11.5 hour class by John Greengo on Nikon Lenses – The Complete Guide [CORRECTED LINK] on sale for $14. Two chapters are available to watch for free at any time or you can watch the whole class when it streams for free starting at 12pm ET on Thursday July 2nd…

Canon photographers have their class on sale for $14 as well, Canon Lenses – The Complete Guide also with John Greengo. The Canon class lasts about ten minutes longer than the Nikon class πŸ™‚

The only other company that has a lens guide is the Olympus Lens Guide which goes for $8 BUT it only lasts for 2 hours and 20 minutes.

FREE Streaming at CreativeLIVE This Week

If you prefer to spend exactly $0 but want to listen and watch and learn about photography and other related creative fields, CreativeLIVE continues with their ON-AIR free-streaming classes. These begin free-streaming at 12pm eastern each day and run for 24 hours. IF the class is under 24 hours, it begins re-running immediately until the 24 hours are done.

So here are some potentially interesting classes:

+ Sunday: Vision-Driven Photography with David DuChemin (12~ hours)

+ Monday: Storytelling with Mobile Photography, WordPress, etc

+ Tuesday: Choosing the Right Lens with John Greengo (4 hours and 17 minutes), Street Photography, Logic PRO, Doing Less, etc

+ Wednesday: Stock photography, Lightroom for scrapbooking, etc

+ Thursday: Nikon Lenses – the Complete Guide with John Greengo, live-recording of the weekly CL “We Are Photographers” podcast

+ Friday: Skin 101, for photographers, not for cosmetics πŸ™‚

+ Saturday: getting started with HD-DSLR cinema with Vincent LaForet

+ Sunday: Experimental Portraiture with Jeremy Cowart

Sunday: $13 B&H smartphone kit, Etc

Sunday is here with a new set of B&H daily deals, good until 11:59pm ET tonight [or earlier for anything that may manage to sellout ahead of its designated time slot):

+ B&H Basic Photo/Video Kit for Smartphones for $13
+ includes flexible tripod, daylight balanced LED light and smartphone mount with three standard threaded tripod holes

+ Celestron Lenspen Optical Cleaning Tool for $6

+ Meade Green Laser Pointer for $25

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

+ audio systems from JBL and Yamaha

Gitzo Gimbal Fluid Head, CyberPower, FeiYu, Rewritable Lens Caps, Etc

The Mega Deal Zone is over, I hope you found what you were looking for, now we are back to the regular B&H daily deals and this being Friday, these last for 48 hours, until Saturday at 11:59pm ET, but not that as always, B&H does not accept orders Friday PM to Saturday PM [check website for actual times]:

+ FeiYu AK2000 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer for $170
+ not to be confused with the famous Beetles song “Hei Yu”

+ Gitzo Gimbal Fluid Head for $350

+ Contec Deluxe Pulse Oximeter Blood Oxygen Level Monitor for $30
+ PRO TIP: always test your models before a photoshoot!

+ CyberPower CP1000PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS System for $120 after automatic in-cart coupon

+ Sensei Squiggle Re-Writable Rear Lens Cap for Canon for $5
+ yes, re-writable!
+ it has a volume discount, buy 3 or more and pay $4 each

+ BrackeTron Xtreme Grip XL Phone Holder with USB Car Charger for $10
+ I wish I had thought of that name!

+ flash deals too, currently JBL earphones

At the Woot dailies there’s refurbished 13″ i5 MacBook PROs (2019) [note that Apple revealed their own ARM-based chip for future MacBooks at WWDC 2020 but no actual products were announced], an iPhone 6S for $120, a $220 ASUS Chromebook and “Bag the Bags” at Woot Clearance/Sellout, seven bags, and packs and slings for the outdoorsy [these are not camera bags]

A $500 ASUS Vivobook 15.6″ laptop [Ryzen 7, 12GB RAM, 512GB SSD, RX Vega 10] headlines the Best Buy daily deals, a Joby Gorilla-type-thing combined purchase discount promotion, a $30 Bella coffee machine and mo(i)re!

Poor INTEL, first AMD goes out and has a successful Ryzen architecture and now IBM-cheating Apple goes and makes their own silicon, leaving poor Intel out in the cold…

Litra LitraTorch 2.0 Filter Set LE for $90

And we have a new offer, the current Adorama daily deal (ends Friday 10am ET ~ or earlier if sold out) is the new condition Litra LitraTorch 2.0 Filter Set Limited Edition, an Adorama exclusive, going for $90 with free US shipping…

Meanwhile the B&H Mega Deal Zone continues until 6/25/20 at 11:59pm ET…

At the NewEGGies there’s the Contixo F24 PRO drone for $200 after promo code, a 256GB Patriot EP microSDXC for $30, a $999 ASUS gaming laptop and the usual assortment of computer-y/tech-y offerings…

Viltrox EF-M2 0.71x Lens Mount Adapter (EF Lenses to M43 bodies) for $119

Of interest to Canon EF and Micro Four Thirds photographers is the current Adorama daily deal good until Thursday at 10am ET [or earlier if sold out]. It is the new condition Viltrox EF-M2 0.71x Lens Mount Adapter for Canon EF lenses to go on Micro Four Thirds camera bodies going for $119 with free US shipping… Or you can buy it USED for $89+…

Meanwhile the daily deal all-star show that is the B&H Mega Deal zone continues onwards until 6/25/20, six months before Christmas 2020! Too many items to list here individually, but if I find time, I may shout-out a few of them…

Among the Wednesday Best Buy deals du jour, you can get the new condition 64GB Samsung microSDXC EVO PLUS UHS-I U3 card for $16 with the usual Shutterfly coupon promotion included [$25 store credit or 8×8″ photo book]…

Speaking of Best Buy, they are running a 4-Day Online Sale that runs until Thursday 6/25/20 with “savings in every department”…

And at NewEGG’s, a 256GB Sandisk Nintendo Switch microSDXC card is bundled with a $50 Nintendo e-shop gift card, all together now for $95 [limit two per customer]…

B&H Mega Deal Zone Returns until 6/25/20 [it’s like an All Star Game of Previous Daily Deals]

You are in the zone, no, not Auto Zone, but it’s the B&H Mega Deal Zone, it’s like an all-star game of the previous B&H daily deals. Many and more previous deals are participating and you can filter them by product type, price range, by manufacturer and the like. Too many to list here individually. The sale ends on 6/25/20 or earlier for any product(s) that sell out ahead of their designated expiration time…

Wiral LITE Cable Cam with Premium Travel Case for $300

The current Adorama daily deal is not a camera-camera this time but a camera-adjacent product, it is the new condition Wiral LITE Cable Cam with Premium Travel Case & ProOPTIC Cleaning Kit offered for $300 with free US shipping until Wednesday at 10am eastern [or earlier if sold out]…

Olympus E-M10 II with 14-42 EZ for $315 [ends Tue 10am ET] {also: LIVE-Tweeting Apple WWDC 2020}

While we are waiting for the Apple WWDC 2020 live stream to begin [which I am live-tweeting for fun at @1001noisycamera], we have a camera as the Adorama daily deal which is good until Tuesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out…

It is the new condition Olympus E-M10 Mark II with 14-42mm EZ going for $315 with free US shipping…

Monday: SLR Magic MicroPrime Cine 25mm T1.5 for $399 [X/E/m43], Etc

Monday is here and it’s a lens day at the B&H daily deals, good until 11:59pm ET [or earlier if sold out] as follows:

+ SLR Magic MicroPrime Cine 25mm T1.5 for $399 in your choice of M43rds or Fuji X or Sony E systems

+ Sirui T-1004SK T-S Aluminum Travel Tripod for $68 after $12 mail-in rebate

+ IndiPRO 2 x Micro-Series 98Wh Li-Ion V-Mount Batteries with Dual Battery Charger Kit (RED Compatible) for $449

+ DraCast LED180 Mobile Broadcast Kit for $109

+ SaraMonic VmicLink5 RX+TX Camera-Mount Digital Wireless Microphone System with Bodypack Transmitter and Lavalier Mic (5.8 GHz) for $129

+ reusable face mask kits, seven options, $19 to $23 per kit

Lots of small things of potential interest at the Best Buy Monday 6/22/20 daily deals:

+ 32GB Sandisk Cruzer USB 2.0 flash drive for $6.50
+ Philips Hue smart lightbulbs
+ car power adapter splitter for $8
+ $30 nice-looking coffee machine with visible water reservoir

And under “Clearance/Sellout” at Woot’s dailies there’s the new condition Force1 U34W Dragonfly Wi-Fi FPV Camera Drone going for $55, up to three per customer, with a 90-day Woot warranty…

In the EU market, Amazon Germany is offering the new condition DJI Osmo Action Cam Digital Action Camera for $269 with up to three per customer at the sale price…

Sunday: Manfrotto LED, Vello Screen Protectors, RAVPower, Etc

The Sunday B&H daily deals, good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if soldout) bring us four on-sale items as follows:

+ Vello Umbra Screen Protector with LCD Shade for $10 in ten camera options

+ Manfrotto Lumimuse 8 On-Camera LED Light for $40

+ RAVpower 10,000mAh PD 18W QC 3.0 Power Bank for $18

+ also Astell & Kern portable audio player for $400

Meanwhile among the BEst Buy deals du jour is an SSD deal, the 512GB Sandisk Ultra internal SATA going for $65…

And at NewEGG they have the Holy Stone HS-160 PRO folding FPV with 1080p camera going for $60 and a Coffee Lake i5 for under $200…

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 MF with Canon EF chip for $329, Moza, Kingston, Etc [ends Sat PM]

TRUE or FALSE? One of the most popular songs at photographer karaoke bars in Japan is the song o/~ here I am, Rokin-on you like a hurricane o/~ ? πŸ™‚

Which brings us to the new condition Rokinon 14mm f2.8 IF ED UMC manual focus lens with AE chip going for $329 with free US shipping in the Canon EF system as one of the B&H daily deals, good until Saturday at 11:59pm ET [or earlier if sold out]. As usual, B&H does not accept orders Friday PM to Saturday PM [check their website for exact times], that’s why these offers have a 48-hour cycle…

The rest of them:

+ 32GB Kingston DataTraveler Mini Rex USB 3.1 Flash Drive for $6.50

+ Energizer Multi-Fit LCD Timer Remote Shutter Release for $16
+ as with most things that are multi-tip/multi-fit, they do come with their trade-offs and the reviews of this product seem to agree with this assessment, it averages 3 out of 5 based on 16 customer reviews, so read up on it if you are not familiar with it

+ BOLT CBP-C1 Compact Battery Pack for Select Canon/Nikon & Bolt VX Series Flashes for $40 each [choice of Canon or Nikon system]

+ Moza Slypod for $319
+ a very sly p(r)od(uct) indeed!

+ Pelican ProGear 1810 LED Keychain Light for $7 in two body-color options
+ all these flashlights are making me want to experiment with light painting;
+ power-blackouts are probably Christmas for Light Painters? πŸ™‚

If you are shopping in the European market, one of the Amazon Germany deals of the day is a photography lighting products. Shock and awe! It’s the new condition GEEKOTO Softbox Set Fotostudio going for 51 euro. This being a heavy product [shipping weight 4.3 kilos (around 9 lbs)], shipping costs may be prohibitive unless you are in the free shipping zone (Germany, Austria, etc)… Also there you can get the AUKEY mechanical LED-illuminated keyboard for 42.50 euro but note that this is the German QWERTZ configuration, not the “normal” QWERTY configuration…

Meanwhile the headliner Woot deal du jour is a big iPhone sale going from 7 to 11 in options. WWDC is next week though, so if you must need not get one right now, you may want to see what Apple is …COOKing this TIMe (surely I’m not the first one to do this “hidden” Tim Cook thing?)

Apple also leads the way at the Best Buy daily deals with a 15.4-inch MacBook PRO sale…

SSD prices have dropped enough where you don’t have to settle for the 64GB or the 128GB options. One of the Friday NewEGG daily deals [remember these start at 3am eastern] is the 512GB HP S700 PRO 2.5″ SATA III 3D NAND internal SSD going for $60…

Two Creative LIVE sales: 15 for $15, 50 under $20

We have a couple of sales in progress at Creative LIVE as follows: First up it’s a $15 classes for $15 each sale that includes Zack Arias [“Foundations of a Working Photographer”], Photoshop 101, Music Photography, Adobo Camera RAW, Mirroless Portraits, family, Nature Photography (Art Wolfe), Curvy woman posing, and more!

Next up is a 50 classes under $20 sale that includes Fine Art, Outdoor, Visual Story-Telling, weddings, light(n)ing [but not thunderbolt], newborn, videography, Capture ONE PRO, fashion, business side, macro, Lightroom CC, and many and more [there are 50 of them after all].

On the other hand, if you prefer not to pay anything at all, we got you covered as well as the ON-AIR schedule continues to free-stream classes daily. For a recap of the next few days of free-streaming, which starts and ends at 12pm eastern each day, check our earlier post

PRO PHOTOGRAPHY TIP OF THE DAY: when faced with a difficult exposure or impossible to detangle composition, USE THE FORCE!

DJI Father’s Day sale until 6/21/20

If you are a fan of DJI gear and you like to buy from a company’s official store, good until 6/21/20 DJI is running their Fathers Day sale featuring a variety of their products including Mavic 2 PRO ($1410), PRO+ ($1819), Zoom ($1169), Zoom+ ($1549), Mavic Mini ($399), etc. Also on sale are P4P, Goggles, Fly More combos, FPV Remote Controller ($259), and Ronins [movie not included!]

Thursday: Lens Calibration PRO, Manfrotto 504HD, Tamrac Goblins, PowerEX, Atomos, IndiPRO, Kindle Paperwhite

Thursday is here and we have a new 6-pack of B&H daily deals [TESTED: correct link] good until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out. Not a lens day but a “home dpreviewer day” since they have lens calibration as a headliner offer:

+ Reikan Focal Pro Lens Calibration for $90
+ not to be confused with the famous french audio gear FOCAL

+ manFrotto 504HD Head & Carbon Fiber Twin Leg Video Tripod Kit (100/75mm, Ground Spreader) for $580

+ Tamrac Goblin Lens Pouch 1.0 for $8 in four color schemes ~ a practical way to color-code your lenses πŸ™‚
+ eg green for landscape, red for portraits, blue for macro, black for wide

+ PowerEX MH-C204GT Smart Charger and 8-Pack of Pro Rechargeable AA NiMH Batteries Kit for $23~
+ 2700 mAh non-LSD batteries; AC power and car adapters included;
+ six hours for fully depleted batteries;

+ Atomos Connect Convert Fiber for $79
+ two options: Fiber to SDI or SDI to Fiber
+ both are blindingly red

+ Indipro Universal Power Grip with Cage for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K/6K and Charger Kit for $250

UPDATE: the headliner Amazon Gold Box deal of the day is the new condition latest Kindle Paperwhite ereader (Wifi only, 8GB, black, With Special Offers) for $100 with up to five per customer at the sale price. The other pastel back-body colors go for $105 [plum, sage, blue]. These are not cases. Cases are sold separately because $$$. The option Without Special Offers is +$20. You can optionally add a free 3-month Kindle Unlimited subscription but note that unless you cancel it, it will auto-renew at the standard rate [leave a note in your calendar/to-do apps]… The 32GB options is available in all four colors for $130 each…

NOTE: if you have older Kindles attached to your Amazon account, you may be offered a trade-in upgrade promotion. Sign-in and it will be tell what’s what…

SpiderHolster SpiderPro Hand Strap for $65 [ends Thur 10am ET]

It’s another day, and it’s another Adorama daily deal which uses a different cycle, it changes at 10am eastern every time, so those working eastern time you have something to look forward to on your mid-day break and those working pacific time you have another reason to wake up early? πŸ™‚

Anyway the current offer is the new condition SpiderHolster SpiderPro Hand Strap offered for $65 with free US shipping. Trigger warning for the repeated use of the word spider for the arachnopobia crowd!

Wedn: Sandisk Extreme, Pelican, Lume Cube, Etc [CORRECTED]

CORRECTED: the B&H daily deals link has been corrected. Thanks to one of our readers for the email alert! If you are wondering why this is happening, it is a case of the “sticky cut and paste” ~ I think I copied the new link but for some reason the copy failed (typically I hit the wrong letter or control key) and whatever was previously in the cut/paste buffer remains. And if I don’t check/notice it, then it gets posted. Then on following days, I copied the previous day’s link, so it starts propagating…

And just like that, Wednesday is here again and with-it it-brings six new B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ four Sandisk Extreme (three SD and one CFast 2.0) memory cards (some PRO) and one UHS-I SD card reader, discounted further automatically in the shopping cart

+ Pelican 1485 Air TP Compact Hand-Carry Case with TrekPak Insert (Black) for $142 after automatic $100 off in-cart coupon

+ LumeCube STROBE Anti-Collision Light for Drones for $35 (one light) or $90 (three lights)

+ also: Polsen headphone, Saramonic mic, and refurb TP-Link Archer router creature thing

Speaking of Sandisk, one of the Best Buy dailies is the new condition 64GB Sandisk Extreme PLUS microSDXC going for $20… And a 10TB WD EasyStore USB 3.0 external for $170…

Meanwhile at the Woot website, the main deal is refurbished 13-inch Intel i5 MacBook PROs (2019 vintage year), and a sale of older Android former-flagships that is selling out fast at Electronics.

And at the Amazon Mothership there’s yet another Anker charging sale featuring a mix of ten products (power banks, cables, wall chargers)…

Rotolight NEO II On-Camera LED Lighting Fixture for $149 [ends Wedn 10am ET]

The latest Adorama daily deal (ends by Wednesday at 10am ET) is the new condition Rotolight NEO II On-Camera LED Lighting Fixture going for $149 with free US shipping. No coupons, no mail-in rebates, it’s a simple sale. Add to cart and proceed to checkout!

FREE Streaming at Creative LIVE this week

A new week is already underway, so the time is right to spotlight some of the potentially interesting free-streaming classes at Creative LIVE ON-AIR during the next few days. Remember, classes start at 12pm ET and run for 24 hours. Reruns begin immediately after each run ends, so if you add the durations, you will find all the subsequent air times…

+ Tuesday: “DSLR Film Making”, “Graphic Design Portfolio”, “Screen Printing”, Etc

+ Wednesday: “Color Theory for Photographers”, Digital Scrapbooking, Drawing, Mixing Master Class, Etc

+ Thursday: Headshots, Craft Photography, online business, etc

+ Friday: Shooting & Editing on a smartphone, mixed media, etc

+ Saturday: “Fundamentals of Great Prints”, Design, Etc

+ Sunday: music photography, sketching, teaching craft classes

+ Monday: “food photography” with Penny De Los Santos [fun class from the parts I watched the previous time it aired], on being an artist, scrapbooking, graphic design, etc

+ Tuesday: Diversity your photography, DJ fundamentals, etc
+ NOTE: “Total Focus” is NOT about photography and AF/MF systems πŸ™‚

+ Wednesday: “Commercial Portraiture”, Logo Design, Music Theory, Etc

NOTE: when browsing the Creative LIVE website on a laptop/desktop, note that they are making single button “open in new window” hard which I personally find extremely irritating πŸ™‚

Tuesday: refurbished Canon SX720 HS superzoom for $150

A rare occasion, the headliner Best Buy deal of the day for Tuesday 6/15/20 is a camera! A refurbished red camera! It’s the Canon Powershot SX720 HS superzoom (40x optical) going for $150. Under “Specifications” it says it comes with a 1-year warranty…

Among the other daily deals there’s a $150 adjustable standing-desk converter, “phone soaps” with UV-C sanitizer [if the hand sanitizer gels don’t kill us, the UV radiation will finish the job!], and various power-related things… And an 800 lumen Insignia rechargeable flashlight for $29 [of potential light painting interest]…

Among the other daily deals, Woot has Amazon devices, a 21.5″ HP Elite Display, and MSI laptops and desktops among others… The Amazon mothership has Amazon devices on sale as well golf-related accessories… And at NEWEGG’s there’s a sexy 14″ ASUS Zenbook for $890, an i7-9700 Coffee Lake for $320, and the usual assortment of computer accessories…

Tuesday: Vello, Sirui, Hollyland, IndiPro, Etc [CORRECTED]

CORRECTED: the B&H daily deals link has been corrected. Thanks to one of our readers for the email alert!

Hello Tuesday with a new round of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) as follows:

+ Vello flash multiplier-diffuser attachment kits, five options, $18 each

+ Sirui P-224SR Photo/Video Monopod with VA5 Head for $153 after a $27 mail-in rebate

+ Hollyland Mars 300 Dual HDMI Wireless Video Transmitter & Receiver Set for $299

+ Porta Brace Carry Case for DJI Ronin-S for $140

+ IndiPro 98Wh PORTA-PAK Battery & Charger for $60

+ Senal CX Series Condenser Boundary Microphone (Cardioid or Omni) for $40 each

Monday: PNY sale: SD, microSD and USB Flash Drives of all kinds

In the Monday 6/15/20 Amazon USA Gold Box you can find a PNY storage sale featuring among others:

+ 32GB Elite Performance SD for $5.50
+ 64GB for $8.80

+ 5pk of 16GB Class 4 SD cards for $15
+ 5pk of 16GB Class 4 microSD cards for $15

+ 10pk of 32GB Attache USB 3.0 flash drives for $35

+ all kinds of other USB flash drives, including tiny ones (the “Fit” type) and “normal” and “scorpio” style and restractables and mo(i)re…

Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART with FREE USB Dock for $499 [N]

The current Adorama daily deal (changes Tuesday 10am ET ~ or earlier if sold out) is the new condition Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART for $499 with the FREE Sigma USB Dock for the Nikon system, and $499 without the Sigma USB Dock for the Canon system… As the “DC” suggests, for those not familiar with “Sigma World”, this is an APS-C lens…

Buy $100+ REI Gift Card, Get $10 promotional gift card

A new REI promotion is running until 6/25/20, if you purchase a $100+ gift card at their website you will receive a $10 promotional digital gift card [which must be used between July 10-20 in 2020 in a single transaction]. Limit one per customer. These are the Terms & Conditions of the offer…

Monday: GoPro Seeker, Aluratek 14″, DJU Mavic Pro Platinum Fly More, Etc

Lots of camera and photo related action at the Best Buy daily deals for Monday 6/15/20 [WAIT WHAT? half of JUNE is already gone?????????] as follows:

+ GoPro – Seeker Backpack – Black for $150

+ Aluratek 14″ Widescreen LCD Digital Photo Frame for $140

+ DJI – Mavic Pro Platinum Quadcopter Fly More Combo – Platinum for $1300

Speaking of DJI, one of the Amazon Chermany gold box deals du jour is the new condition DJI Osmo 3-Axis Smartphone Stabiliser offered for 79 euro-dollars. There’s also a couple of budget Acer Chromebooks, coffee machines [because all the thousands of pictures you took won’t edit and orgazize themselves automagically] and a … HappyPo πŸ™‚

Monday: Luxli Cello, Peak D. Messenger, Moza AirCross 2, Etc

Hooray, a new week is upon us and Monday brings with it six new B*H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ LuxLi Cello 10″ RGBAW LED Light for $199

+ Peak Design Everyday Messenger 15″ Version 2 for $130 in two color schemes

+ Moza AirCross 2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for $349 with FREE …Cheese Plate (???!!!???)
+ apparently, not the edible kind πŸ™‚

+ SAchtler Ace M Fluid Head with 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod & Mid-Level Spreader for $500~

+ Pelican 3310R-RA Right-Angle Rechargeable FlashLight (Yellow body color) for $50
+ for light painters too!

+ MyGecko E100 1080p Dash Camera for $25

Sunday: Manfrotto Backpack, Atomos, Sandisk Flair, Polar PRO 77mm VND, Etc

Sunday is here but it’s only Sunday if there’s sun outside. Otherwise it’s the next before Monday πŸ˜‰ And with that we have six new B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) as follows:

+ Manfrotto Advanced Active Backpack I for $45

+ Vello MFB-12 Mini Flash Bracket for $20

+ Polar PRO 77mm Peter McKinnon Edition Variable Neutral Density 1.8 to 2.7 Filter (6 to 9-Stop) for $200
+ VND = $$$

+ AtomOS Connect Convert TC | SDI to HDMI for $148

+ Sandisk Flair USB 3.0 Flash Drives, three options (Ultra, Extreme, Trek), further discounted from displayed prices through automatic in-cart coupon

+ SMK-Link iCalc Bluetooth Calculator Keypad for $15
+ the 2-in-1 accessory you never knew you needed πŸ™‚

Digital Photo PRO for $4.80 per year

This weekend’s theme at the DiscountMags weekend sales is a sale of $4.80 per magazine per year. These are printed magazines delivered to US addresses only. No auto-renewal. It includes three photography-related magazines, “Digital Photo PRO” (whose “default sale price” is rarely under $7), “Outdoor Photographer” (its “default sale price” is $5/yr) and “Video Maker”…

Lots of other magazines that are “six degrees of separation” from photography are also participating in the sale, tech, fashion, weddings, nature, sports, etc…

Saturday: Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 VF Analog Instant Film Camera for $60

The headliner of the Saturday Best Buy daily deals is the new condition Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 VF analog instant film camera offered for $60… Other offers include a 4TB WD Easystore HDD for $90 and an Amazon Echo Show bundle…

Meanwhile under Electronics at Woot’s deals you can get in new condition the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus (GSM only) for $800 with a 90-day Woot warranty…

And if you can’t wait to get the upcoming Note 20 [2020 model], you can get the 2019 model in new condition, the Note 10+ in new condition factory unlocked with US warranty [256GB on-board] at Amazon by Amazon itself for $850…

But that’s not all. More Samsung Galaxy flagships are on sale at Amazon as well… This is part of what they have dubbed Samsung Week at Amazon’s…

And the Adorama daily deal (changes Sunday 10am ET or earlier if sold out) is the new condition Flashpoint M1 RGB Creative Light (Godox M1) Kit offered for $258 with free US shipping…

FREE to Watch: Yoga for Photographers

The current headliner of the free-streaming Creative LIVE classes at CL ON-AIR is a 5 hour and 20 minutes by Vanessa Joy, “Yoga for Photographers”. This consists of six lessons. It will repeat four times during its 24 hour window. First airing began 12pm ET, then 5:20pm ET, then at 10:40pm, then 4am on Saturday…

Yes, yoga for photographers – focusing on exercise that have to do with photography-related photographer-related troubles πŸ™‚

In parallel, Creative LIVE is running a 50% off sitewide sale for a limited time. No coupon needed. You see the sale price on the class’s individual page…

And in parallel to that, for a limited time, coupon code SUMMER10 gets you $10 off almost any classes and it is stackable with the aforementioned site-wide sale and such…