Archives for January 2020

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 🙂

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!], 360° 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~

KEH Flash Coupon Offer: 12% off Cameras and Lenses [ends Mon PM]

This is just a 16-hour coupon deal! Coupon code DEAL1A gets you 12% off lenses and cameras at KEH Camera until Monday 1/27/20 at 11:59pm eastern time. The promotion started at 8am eastern. You can test the coupon in the shopping cart without login/signup…

Exclusions apply, no Leica branded products, no NEW condition and no “Used – Like New”. Their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies…

Fastest VPN for $20 [lifetime, 5 simultaneous devices]

Stacksocial is having yet another round of promotions and among them is a discount on the Fastest VPN service. You pay $20 and get lifetime access with up to five simultaneous devices. It supports all kinds of OSes (iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, etc] and device types [routers, Roku, etc]. You must redeem within 30 days of purchase. Returns can be made for store credit within 15 days of purchase. It says they are based in the Cayman Islands, so you can feel like a billionaire 😉 It averages 4 and change out of 5 based on 1700+ ratings at Stacksocial…

20% off many items at Amazon Warehouse Deals (USA)

IF you feel like deal-fishing, Amazon USA Warehouse Deals is currently running a 20% off shopping cart discount on over 20,000 items that are sold by Warehouse Deals itself [not 3rd-party sellers]. Eligible items mention this offer in the detailed listings and the shopping cart will automatically discount it if eligible. No coupon is needed.

You can dig into the sub-categories over there, or search for your brands or product types of interest using the search box in those pages that is specific to the promotional items. Or you can use our pre-filled searches for DSLRs and camera and photography and lenses and such…

Happy deal fishing! Or phishin 😉

CreativeLIVE Flash Sale, $12 to $29 [15 options]

Creative LIVE is back with another limited time flash sale, this time around 15 classes are offered with prices ranging from $12 to $29. The $19 tier includes a class on Lighting by Peter Hurley, Photoshop beyond the basics, Professional headshots, and such. The $29 tier includes wildlife photography, fine-art portraits and/or compositing [but not composting], commercial photography, and such. The $12 tier is headlined by Ian Shive’s Photographing the National Parks…

Sunday: 10% off 6 Dollar Shirts (two camera-related t-shirts)

If you want to stock up on goofy-style t-shirts with conversation-starting text and pictures, good until Sunday 1/26/20 at 11:59pm, coupon code DIS24 gets you 10% off at 6 Dollar Shirts. There are two camera related t-shirts, search for “photography” or “camera” to find them. 6 Dollar Shirts start with everything being $6, but over time they added $9 and $12 tiers as well… Depending on what you buy, note that there’s an automatic promotion that gets you 10 t-shirts for $50 (10 of the $6 variety that is). I don’t know if this is stackable with the 10% off coupon [I’m guessing no?]…

PS: these ship from the US [the last time I bought from them, the order came from Kodakville [Rochester, NY]) and the t-shirt arrives rolled up like a burrito, so it could fit in a PO Box [assuming it’s not the tiny one]… Not sure how they ship larger orders; I never placed a big order at once…

75% off Wood Hanger Board Prints w/Walgreens Photo coupon

Lots of 50% off promotions at Walgreens Photo but the percentage crown belongs to coupon code 75WOOD that gets you 75% off Wood Hanger Board prints until 1/28/20 at 11:59pm central time. The usual coupon restrictions apply. Free store pickup. Shipping to an address of your choice costs extra…

Sunday: 256GB Kingston Canvas CF, Manfrotto Nitro, Pelican, Etc

Sunday is here with a new quartet of B&H daily deals as follows:

+ 256GB Kingston Canvas Focus CompactFlash Memory Card (UDMA7) for $75

+ Manfrotto Nitrotech N12 Video Head for $299

+ Pelican 1654 Waterproof 1650 Case with Yellow and Black Divider Set (Desert Tan) for $229

+ Polsen SMS-45A Mini Shotgun Stereo Condenser Mic for $35

Meanwhile the Adorama daily deal (changes at 10am ET) is the new condition H&A 5″ 150W Portable PA System with Bluetooth for $150, an Adorama exclusive…

And at Amazon Germany, it is the return of the 20% off in-the-shopping-cart discounts on over 10,000 products at Amazon Germany’s Warehouse Deals. The discount happens automatically in the shopping cart while this promotion is running. Eligible items indicate this on the detailed listings. Keep in mind only items sold by Amazon.de Warehouse Deals itself are eligible for the promotion ~ not those sold by 3rd-party sellers…

20% off Overstock Camera Gear with KEH coupon

Good until Sunday 1/26/20 at 11:59pm ET, coupon code OVER1A gets you 20% off at KEH Camera on the purchase of gear that their system has marked as Overstock gear. As usual, you can test the coupon in the shopping cart without the need to login/signup…

Benro Travel Angel 9X Carbon Fiber Series 2 Tripod Kit with V1 Ballhead for $250

At the Adorama daily deal (changes at 10am ET daily) you can get the new condition Benro Travel Angel 9X Carbon Fiber Series 2 Tripod Kit (with V1 Ballhead, 4 Section, Twist Lock, Monopod Conversion) for $250 with free US shipping. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout while this promotion is running.

Meanwhile at the B&H deals which last until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (but no ordering between Fri PM to Saturday PM as usual) you can get:

+ Dymo MobileLabeler for $27
+ the photographic hobby certainly produces lots of things and boxes and such that need proper labeling (if one is to ever have a chance of finding “it” when looking for “it”)

+ Pelican 3315 LED Flashlight for $18

+ Auray MSB-6 Microphone/Speaker Stand Bag with Pouch for $11

+ flash deal: currently JBL yellow portable bluetooth speaker for $22; no teaser for the next flash deal

CL’s Bootcamp sale ($19 to $29, select options)

CreativeLIVE has brought back their Bootcamp sale with class-bootcamps ranging in price from $19 (Best of Lighting, Beginner’s Pho Crash Course, Portrait Startup) to $29 (various Wedding Photography classes, Photochop, Portraiture, Business Pho, Newborn, Lightroom CC Classic, Fine Art, boudoir, outdoor, business-of, etc)…

This is a limited time offer. No coupon needed. The price you see is the price you pay while this promotion is running…

Thursday: 1TB WD $40, Removu K1, Angler, Porta, Etc

Never fear, Thursday is here, and with it we have a new quartet of B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ WD 1TB My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (White/Gold) for $40

+ RemoVu K1 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal with 4K Camera for $180

+ Angler 865BLED Sparta Bicolor LED Light for $99

+ Porta Brace PR-C2LED Compact Padded Case for LED Lights for $80

UPDATE: the Adorama daily deal (changes at 10am ET) is the new condition Atomos Ninja Flame 7″ Monitor Recorder going for the very specific price of $578 with free US shipping while this promotion is running…

Wedn: 128GB Sandisk Ultra microSD for $25, 12TB WD EasyStore HDD for $190

There is some action at the Wednesday 1/22/20 daily deals at the Best Buy website including:

+ 128 GB Sandisk Ultra Plus microSDXC for $25

+ 12 TB WD EasyStore external USB 3.0 HDD for $190

+ Google PixelBook Pen for $69, Keyboard for Pixel Slate for $169
+ a vial of Nexus Tears is also included for free 😉

Wedn: Rotolight NEO2 Explorer Kit, Pelican Storm, Etc

And just like that, Hump Day has arrived with a new set of B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) as follows:

+ Rotolight NEO 2 Explorer Kit for $799

+ Pelican iM2975 Storm Trak Case with Padded Dividers (Black) for $269

+ RAVpower 60W 5-Port USB Type-A Wall Charger with USB Type-C PD for $15
+ 4x USB Type A ports and one USB Type C PD (= Power Delivery)
+ up to 60W for this wall AC charger, the price is definitely right

+ Ring Spotlight Cam 1080p Outdoor Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision (Battery-Powered 2-Pack, White) for $219

Tuesday: Sigma 20/1.4 DG HSM ART for $699 (E), Dracast, Tamrac, Etc

Hooray! It’s another LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for anything that manages to sell out ahead of time). It looks like the Flash Deals are gone (at least for now)…

+ SIGMA 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Sony E for $699
+ the other option, the “Leica L” is not on sale ~ because Leica!

+ DraCast LED2000 Kala Daylight LED Panel for $369

+ MagNus DLX-363M Photo/Video Tripod with Pan Head and Monopod for $30

+ TamRac Arc Long Zoom Lens Case for 150-600mm Zooms (Black) for $15

C-LIVE: 12 classes for $12 each [also: 60% off one class]

Creative LIVE is back with two current promotions. First up, they have a limited time 12 classes for $12 each promotion and the subject matter includes “Mastering TTL Flash”, Adobe CC, Table-Top product photography [tablet-top product photography is a totally different thing!], wedding photo-journalism, Lightroom Classic CC Workflow, `Nature Photography (with Art Wolfe) and more (including meta-classes about creatives)…

Next up, limited time coupon code DREAMBIG gets you 60% off a single class of your choice from the CreativeLIVE Class Catalog. Note that a small number of classes may be excluded from couponing due to prior agreements…

Both are limited time offers; I do not know when exactly they expire…

Monday: Samsung Galaxy S10+ for $699, Timbuk2 Bags, RXBars, Etc

There’s always a new Samsung Galaxy flagship just around the corner but if you don’t want to wait for doors and corners, the headliner Amazon USA Gold Box deal of the day is the new condition Samsung Galaxy S10 PLUS (128GB) going for $699 in your choice of four color schemes with up to three per color per customer. These are sold and shipped by Amazon herself, with USA warranty, not 3rd-party sellers… The other storage options are on sale as well, the 512GB goes for $949 and the 1TB goes for $1299… On the other hand, microSD cards go for a lot less 🙂

Also part of the Monday Amazon daily deals is a Timbuk2 bag sale with 22 options and prices ranging from $41 to $137… Also on sale are Kind and RXBars and other nutritious bars. If you haven’t tried the RXbars yet, you must needs try them! Start with the “Chocolate Sea Salt” if you can’t decide on the flavor. If you want to bribe me, a box of RXbars is more than enough 😉

Meanwhile at the BEst Buy dailies you can get the Adobe Fauxtochop Elements 2020 for $60, and they also have some of the Insignia single-use batteries on sale…

For EU shoppers, the Amazon Germany Gold Box has another sale of Anker charging products (along with cables and even keyboard/mouse combo and a 7-in-1 USB-C hub with all kinds of ports (full USB, Ethernet, HDMI, SD/microSD, PD, etc)) along with more AmazonBasics iPhone cases…

Monday: Porta Brace, Manfrotto Nitro, Etc

Every day is MLK Day, but especially today, Monday 1/20/20, but it is also another new day which means a new round of B&H daily deals until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out:

+ Porta Brace Semi-Rigid Cargo-Style Camera Case for $89~
+ optionally buy it with set of padded lens cups for $104~ total

+ MAnfrotto Nitrotech N12 Head & Carbon Fiber Twin Leg Video Tripod Kit (100/75mm, Ground Spreader) for $549

+ LG LV640S-Series 49″-Class Full HD Commercial Smart LED TV for $399

+ Senal SC-550X Professional Cardioid Condenser Microphone for $70

UPDATE: the current Adorama daily deal (changes at 10am ET) is the Lenovo Legion Y545 15.6″ Full HD Gaming Notebook going for $800 with free US shipping. Specs include Core i7-9750H 2.6GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB, Windows 10 Home, etc…

12% off Olympus and Panasonic with KEH Camera coupon [ends Wedn PM]

It is an Oly-Pan 3-day promotion at KEH Camera. Good until Wednesday 1/22/19 at 11:59pm ET, coupon code OP1A (OP the letters as in Olympus, Panasonic) gets you 12% off Olympus and Panasonic gear. As usual, “NEW” and “Used – Like New” gear are excluded from this promotion. Their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for the coupon and you can test the coupons without login/signup…

PS: speaking of KEH Camera, and unrelated to the above coupon promotion, they also have a page where they list recent arrivals at KEH. KEH being a used camera dealer, recent arrivals does not mean new releases. Especially of interest for hard(er) to find gear because let’s face it, the world is full of 18-55mm kit lenses and 50mm primes 🙂

Weekend Mag Sale: Digital Photo $4.54/yr, Outdoor Pho $4.69/yr

It’s customer appreciation Weekend Sale at DiscountMags (printed magazines delivered to US addresses, no auto-renewal) and the four photography-related magazines are on sale as follows:

+ 1yr Digital Photo for $4.54
+ 1yr Outdoor Photographer for $4.69
+ 1yr VideoMaker for $6.58
+ 1yr Digital Photo PRO for $7.72

As usual, various other “six degrees of separation” from photography magazines are on sale as well, including Nat Geo, Discover, various Populars, WIRED, etc…

Sunday: LensCoat RainCoat, Hoodman Dual Reader, Etc

Sunday is here and with it we have four new B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ LensCoat RainCoat for $25 in Small and $30 in Medium size

+ Polsen SBP-10 5-Section 10′ Telescoping Aluminum Boompole for $69

+ Hoodman Steel31 Dual-Slot CF/SD Memory Card Reader for $25

+ Pelican ProGear 1810 LED Keychain Light for $7

ONA Bond Street Waxed Canvas Camera Bag for $59 (ends Sat PM)

Good until Saturday at 11:59pm ET, the B&H daily deals are as follows:

+ ONA Bond Street Waxed Canvas Camera Bag for $59 in two color options

+ Auray TMS-135 – Studio Monitor Stands (Pair) for $35

+ SE RF-X Reflection Filter for $59

+ flash deal: JBL GO 2 Portable Wireless Speaker for $20
+ no teaser for next flash deal

As usual, note that B&H doe snot accept orders between Friday PM and Saturday PM so plan your orderings accordingly [check their website for exact times]…

UPDATE: the current Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET every day) is the new condition Dell Inspiron 15 5000 15.6″ laptop for $390 with free US shipping (AMD Ryzen 5 2500U 2.0GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 1920×1080, no touchscreen, DRadeon Vega 8 Graphics, VD burner, 4.9 lbs, Windows 10 Home, etc)…

Thur: Sigma 14/1.8 DG ART HSM for $1249 [C/N/E], Lumu, Tangerine, Etc

Lens Day returns at the Thursday 1/16/20 B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for anything that manages to sell out ahead of its designated daily-deal expiration time):

+ SIGMA 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for $1249 for Canon EF, Nikon F and Sony E

+ Bright Tangerine Misfit Atom Pola+ Matte Box for $299

+ Freehands gloves and liners, 14 options, $10 to $19

+ PElican 2740C LED Headlamp for $12

flash deals
+ LUMU Power 2 Pro Light Meter for iPhone for $349
+ next: Benro S4 video head (price before sale $110)

10% Many Items, 20% off Accessories with KEH Coupon [ends Thursday PM]

UPDATE: this promotion has been extended by one more day, it now ends on Thursday 1/16/20 at 11:59pm ET….

KEH Camera is back after the holiday shopping season with a two day coupon promotion, running until Wednesday 1/15/20 [not 19] at 11:59pm ET [yup, we almost ate up half of January already!].

The offer is this: 10% off many things on their website and 20% off Accessories. All this magic happens when you enter promo code SAVE1A in their shopping cart, where you can test the coupon without mandatory login/signup at their website whose shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for what coupon discount……

There are various EXCLUSIONS to this particular promotion ~ because of the 20% off Accessories discount:

+ NO Leica brand or Sirui brand or Breakthrough Photography brand products
+ NO Digital Photography kits
+ NO Camera Film and Memory Cards
+ NO “New Condition” and “Used Like New” grade Items.

Woot Garage sale includes DJI Osmo 2, Canon SX420 IS, Etc

Currently in progress is yet another variant of the Woot Garage sale until 1/28/2020 or earlier if sold out [many items do sell out]. They have six overall categories, and of those, two are of more direct camera-n-photo interest:

At the Electronics Garage you can get:

+ new DJI Osmo Mobile 2 for $110
+ refurb Canon SX420 IS superzoom for $173
+ refurb Nikon Key Mission 170 for $142
+ new 360Fly Video Camera, 4K 64GB for $174 [low ratings though]

At the Computers Garage they have laptops, SSDs, MacMini, Kindle, etc…

Wedn: LG, Bolt Macro Light, 4TB Seagate, PortaBrace, Gitzo Series 1, Pelican Storm Trak, Etc

We are slowing making the climb of Mount Hump Day with another set of B&H daily deals but the streak of “lens days” ends at two. Today’s offers, good until 11:59pm ET, are:

+ Bolt VM-160 LED Macro Ring Light for $40

+ Porta Brace HIP-3LENS Hip-Pack Lens Case (Black) for $70

+ 4TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $80

+ LG 34BL850-W 34″ 21:9 HDR FreeSync IPS Monitor for $399
+ DisplayPort | HDMI | TB3 Inputs, 3440 x 1440 WQHD, 1000:1 Static CR, etc

flash deals
+ now: Gitzo GK1545TA Series 1 Traveler Tripod Kit for a9 and a7-Series Cameras for $450
+ later: Pelican iM2720 Storm Trak Case with Padded Dividers (price before sale $270)
+ “Storm Trak”, not “Storm Trooper” 🙂

Tuesday: PNY Storage sale (SDXC, microSDXC, flash drives)

Another variant of the PNY storage sale is running at the Amazon USA Gold Box for Tuesday 1/14/20 as follows:

+ 128GB Elite Performance SDXC for $16
+ 128GB Elite-X black/green microSDXC for $16
+ 256GB PRO Elite microSDXC for $33

+ 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive for $15
+ 128GB Sync and Charge two-head for iPhone for $35
+ 256GB small USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C for $40

+ up to three per item per customer

Meanwhile at the Best Buy dailies,they are offering the new condition 32GB Sandisk Ultra Plus microSDXC card for $10…

Davis & Sanford TR654C-36 Traverse 4-Section Carbon Fiber Grounder Tripod with Ball Head for $90

The latest Adorama daily deal is offering the new condition Davis & Sanford TR654C-36 Traverse 4-Section Carbon Fiber Grounder Tripod with Ball Head for $90 with free US shipping. Their daily deals switch at 10am eastern every day…

Tue: Kipon Ibelux and Iberit lenses (mirrorless), Etc

HoorAY, Tuesday too is a lens day at the B^H daily deals with four items one of which are Kipon Ibelux primes for mirrorless systems. You can find them all at the aforelinked daily deals page. They are:

+ Ibelux 40mm f0.85 for $1000 in your choice of M43rds or Sony E or Fuji X

+ Iberit 35mm f2.4 for $278 in Fuji X
+ the other options are not on sale

+ Iberit 50mm f2.4 for $200 in Fuji X
+ the other mounts are not on sale

+ Studio Essentials 100W LED Monolight
for $130

+ also Auray mic filter and Roland video processor

15% off standing desks at Monoprice

Pixel-peeping requires a lot of computer time, but sitting in front of a computers for hours on end is not very good for one’s health. So alternatives are a must. One such are standing desks. And as fate would have it, Monoprice is having a 15% off standing desks sale. The price you see is the price you say. No coupon code needed.

PS: if you don’t want to buy a proper standing desk, there are many hacks, DIY and workarounds. It could be as simple as using a big kitchen towel as a stand for a small(er) laptop or tablet 🙂

Monday: Yongnuo 14/2.8, 40/2.8, 50/1.8 II, Sachter, LG, Etc

Hooray, it’s lens day in the Monday B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Yongnuo 50mm f1.8 II for $55 in the white color scheme in Canon EF only

+ Yongnuo 40mm f2.8 for $72 in Nikon F only

+ Yongnuo 14mm f2.8 for $371 in your choice of Canon EF or Nikon F

+ Sachter Ace M System Black Edition with Tripod & Mid-Level Spreader (75mm Bowl) for $479

+ Polsen SCL-1075 Camera Mount Condenser Shotgun Microphone for $20

+ LG UU340C 55″ Class HDR 4K UHD Commercial LED TV for $699

All Photography Magazines for $4.80 per year each

This is a good weekend sale at Discount Mags, all four photography magazines that they curry are on sale for $4.80 per year each, including “Digital Photo PRO” and “Videomaker” which usually are $7+. Also going for $4.80 per magazine per year is Outdoor Photography and Digital Photo (non-PRO).

As usual, there are plenty of other six degrees of separation (from photography) magazines going for $4.80 per magazine per year including WIRED (is it TIRED?), Popular Science, Bridal Guide, Harper’s Bazaaaaar, Backpacker, Home and Garden, Traveler, and lots of outdoors/nature, fashion, travel, sports, etc…

As usual, these are printed magazines delivered to US addresses. No auto-renewal. You can sign up for up to three years as new-subs or renewals or gifts for other people…

Sunday: PowerEx Turbo Charger with PRO AA NiMH, Godox (OlyPan), Sony HandyCam, PanaVue, Etc

If it’s Sunday, it’s Meet the Camera Press ~ until someone makes that show that is. In the meantime, we have another set of B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier IF sold out):

+ PowerEx MH-C980 Turbo Charger-Analyzer and Pro Rechargeable AA NiMH Batteries Kit for $70

+ RAVPOWER 5000mAh Power Bank with Built-In Lightning Cable Offline (Black) for $10
+ 5000 mAH is not a whole lot for the modern flagship phone but it’s better than being out of battery 🙂

+ Sony HDR-CX440 HD Handycam with 8GB Internal Memory for $178 after in-cart coupon

+ Impact Luxbanx Medium Strip Softbox (16 x 55″) for $64

+ PanaVue 6560 Slide Viewer #1 for $20

flash deals
+ GoDoX V350O Flash for Select Olympus and Panasonic Cameras for $99 (the other options are not on sale)
+ next: GoPlug Smart Power Bank (110V) [price before sale $299]

UPDATE: the Adorama daily deal (changes at 10am ET) is the new condition CLAR Slim 10″ Round Bi-Color LED Studio Light, an Adorama exclusive, going for $100 with free US shipping…

Speaking of Adorama, they are currently running a flash sale with over 300 items participating. This is not a sale on flashes, but a flash sale, with lenses, filters, tripods, cameras, lighting gear, etc…

ONA Camps Bay, Pelican, Manfrotto, Etc (ends Sat PM)

As usual the Friday B&H daily deals last for 48 hours, so this set is set to expire on Saturday at 11:59pm ET but, as usual, they do not accept orders between Friday PM and Saturday PM:

+ ONA The Camps Bay Backpack for $200 in three color schemes

+ AuRay IPU-108 Universal Tablet Stand Adapter for $20

+ PeliCan 3rd-Generation 1910B LED Flashlight for $15 in two color schemes

+ flash deal: Manfrotto 196B-3 Articulated Arm – 3 Sections, With Bracket for $50
+ no teasers for the other flash deals

Thur: Nissin i400 TTL Flash for $70 [C/N/F/m43], Elements 2020, Tamrac Slim Belt, Etc

And just like that, Thursday is here and the new CES 2020 developments are already beginning to fill wish lists for the 2020 holiday shopping season ~ after all we are just 10.5 months away from the next Black Friday 🙂

In the meantime, a new round of B&H daily deals is upon us until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Nissin i400 TTL Flash for $70 in your choice of Canon, Nikon, Fuji or M43rds

+ Adobo Photoshop Elements 2020 for $60 in your choice of DVD or download (Mac or PC)

+ Tamrac Anvil T0370 M.A.S & M.O.L.L.E Modular Accessory Slim Belt for $10 in three size options (all the same price)

+ Polsen ULW-16 Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System (584 to 602 MHz) for $100

flash deals
+ Pelican Hardigg BB0090 BlackBox 9U Rack Mount Case (Metric Threads) for $1000 [it looks like it has dangerous x precious cargo inside!]

+ later: Gitzo GT4533LS Systematic Series 4 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long) [price before sale $800]
+ later: Pelican 3660 Little Ed Rechargeable LED Flashlight v.2 (Yellow, With Charger) [price before sale $150]

UPDATE: speaking of daily deals, the current Adorama daily deal [changes at 10am ET every day) is the new condition Slik Video II Tripod with Fluid-Effect 2-way Pan Head & Quick Release going for $50 with free US shipping (max height 63.7″, up to 5.5 lbs)…

Minolta MN12Z fixed lens digital camera (12X optical) for $100

The latest Adorama daily deal is the return of a favorite photography brand (although the actual OG company is long gone/absorbed), it is the new condition Minolta MN12Z digital camera (12X optical zoom) going for $100 with free US shipping in the purple color scheme… This is the first time I’ve heard of such a camera but it looks cutesy 😉

Tuesday: Benro Tripod, OBen Tripod Accessory Bar, LubeCube AIR, Etc

Tuesday is here and with it we have another set of B&H daily deals as follows:

+ Benro A373F Series 3 AL Video Tripod & S8 Head for $230

+ Oben Tripod Accessory Bar, two mounts for $40, four mounts for $60

+ LumeCube AIR LED Professional Lighting Kit for Video and Photography for $159

+ Polsen CS-88A DSLR-Video Shotgun Microphone for $35

+ flash deal: Behring NX6000D Ultra-Lightweight Class-D Power Amplifier with DSP (1600W/Channel at 8 Ohms) for $399