Archives for February 2020

CL: Top 50 Classes from $12 to $29 each

CreativeLIVE is celebrating “leap year” too with a Top 50 Classes Under $30 sale, with prices ranging from $12 to $29. Classes include Fundamentals, Wedding, Portraiture, Newborns/Babies, Glamour, Photoshop/Lightroom/etc, “Understanding Light” (with Mark Wallace), Flowers, Nature, Landscape, Speedlights and Flashes, posing, family, astro, and lots mo(i)re…

PS: no, there’s no class dedicated to mo(i)re πŸ˜‰

Outdoor Photographer for $4.81 per year

The Leap Year Sale at DiscountMags is offering among others a 1-year no-autorenewal print subscription (USA only) of “Outdoor Photographer” for $4.81 per year, below their “default” sale price of $5 per year. The other two photo-related magazines are Videomaker for $6.54 per year and “Digital Photo PRO” for $7.49.

As usual, various other “six degrees of separation from photography” magazines are also on offer including NatGeo for $18.51 per year…

Sunday: ONA Brixton Messenger, Fujinon 8×42 KF, Etc

Sunday brings us four more B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) as follows:

+ ONA Brixton Camera/Laptop Messenger Bag (Canvas, Field Tan) for $130
+ looks very stylish I must admit

+ Fujinon 8×42 KF Binocular for $80
+ I’m guessing the X-System is helping sell some of these too; if nothing else to the new Fuji X converts πŸ™‚

+ Samson BT30 30-Pin Bluetooth Adapter/Receiver for $14

+ Kaiser 8x Base Magnifier Loupe for $7

20% off Overstock Gear with KEH Camera coupon (ends Sat PM)

KEH Camera is back with another coupon promotion running until Saturday 2/29/20 at 11:59pm ET, you can get 20% off gear that is marked in the OVERSTOCK category with coupon code OS2A ~ mayhaps secret fans of IBM’s OS/2 decided on the coupon code? πŸ™‚

As usual, their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for the coupon. You don’t have to sign-up or log-in to test the coupon in the shopping cart…

E-Image EK-50-AAM FDVH & Tripod for $120, Etc (ends Sat PM)

Good until Saturday at 11:59pm ET, this round of B^H daily deals is as follows:

+ E-IMAGE EK50AAM Fluid Drag Video Head and Tripod for $120

+ Senal USB microphone, Audio Technica consumer bluetooths

+ SOLD-OUT: Nanuk 935 case with dividers for $100

Thursday: Spider, Sachtler, GenAray, GVM, Etc

Thursday is here, 2/27/20 or at least that’s what the calendar insists on, and with it we have a new set of B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Spider Camera Holster Spiderlight Hand Strap for $15 in three color options

+ JarvMobile Jarv PPS Power Exec 10,000mAh Powerbank with USB Type-C 18W PD for $18

+ GenAray MonoBright Daylight LED 1200 for $199

+ GVM LT-10S Smartphone Video Camera Rig Light for $50
+ all together now, because photography without light is hard πŸ˜‰

+ Sachtler Lite Cases for $150 (medium) or $180 (Large)
+ fries are extra

+ 2pk of some kind of a night vision wifi cam for $60

19 classes for $19 each [CreativeLIVE]

If you prefer to digitally-own photography classes instead of signing up for subscriptions, CreativeLIVE is back with another sale, the theme this time around is 19 classes for $19 each and topics include food photography, motherhood, animal, portraits, compositing, commercial, flowers, nature, docs, and lots more. No coupon is needed, the $19 price is shown on the website while this promotion is running. When the sale ends, the prices will likely change…

M43rds: DZOfilm 10-24mm T2.9 Parfocal Cinema Style Zoom Lens for $1500 (ends Thur 10am ET)

The current Adorama daily deal (ends Thursday 10am ET or earlier if sold out) is the new condition DZOFilm 10-24mm T2.9 Parfocal Cinema Style Zoom Lens for the Micro Four Thirds system going for $1500 with free US shipping.

Wedn: 13″ MacBook Air (8/256, 2019) for $999 [Rylo Action Cam w/extras for $150]

One of the Best Buy dailies for Wednesday 2/26/20 is the Rylo (no relation to Kylo Ren, or Rey x Kylo shipping) 360 Action Camera, bundled with a FREE Rylo Adventure case and a Rylo shooting grip, all together now for $150 with free US shipping and/or free store-pickup or free ship-to-store…

Speaking of dailies, the headliner of the Amazon Gold Box dailies is the new condition 13-inch MacBook Air (8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) going for $999 with free US shipping. Limit one per customer. This may sell out before the end of the day. As of the time of writing, the in-stock estimate has shifted to March 1st in 2020 [keep in mind February has 29 days this year]. This was released in the Summer of 2019, fifty years after the number in the “Summer of 69” [the Bryan Adams song], not to be confused with the “Summer of 42” [the movie, which came out a couple of years after 1969]…

Wedn: Sigma 105mm f1.4 DG HSM, Pelican Cases, 1TB WD, LEDGO kit, FeiYu, Etc

It’s a LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals, good until 11:59pm ET (Extra Terrestrial) on Wednesday 2/26/20 (or earlier if sold out):

+ Sigma 105mm f1.4 DG HSM ART for $1179 only in Sony E
+ the Leica L version is not on sale but it gets a free lens filter

+ 1TB 1TB My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $40
+ this is white-gold ~ in case you color-code your external HDDs by usage type (eg blue for backups, black for production use, red for mafia work, yellow for TV/movies, green for nature pics, etc)

+ LEDGo LG-E2686 Bi-Color LED Large Pad Light Kit with Eggcrate Grid and Bag for $98
+ eggs NOT included in the egg crate; try Trader Joe for that πŸ™‚

+ Pelican Cases, seven options, $60 to $178

+ FeiYu AK4000 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer for $239
+ if Beatles were around now, just like the Dave Matthews Band turned their song into a Ben & Jerry ice cream, the Beatles would have turned “Hey You” into a “Fei Yu” commercial πŸ˜‰

+ flash deal: Sandisk ibi Smart Photo Manager with 1TB for $100 after in-cart coupon
+ later: no teaser shown as of the time of writing

10% off lots of Canon and Nikon Camera Gear with KEH coupon [ends Wedn PM]

Don’t look now at the calendar but we are rushing headlong into Christmas 2020! Just ten months remain even though it feels as if just last week we were wearing Santa hats πŸ˜‰ So time to start planning Gift Giving 2020 πŸ™‚

CaNiKoN fans, unite and take over! Good until Wednesday 2/26/20 at 11:59pm ET, coupon code CN2A entered in the shopping cart at checkout gets you 10% Canon and Nikon camera gear with the exception of NEW, “Used – Like New” and Starter Kits at KEH Camera

As usual, you can test the coupon in their shopping cart without the need to login or signup. Their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for the coupon. It is the thing that will charge your credit cards after all πŸ™‚

Sigma Prime f1.4 DC DN Contemporary 3-Lens Bundle for Sony E for $942 (ends Tue 10am ET)

The current Adorama daily deal (ends at 10am ET daily) is the new condition Sigma Contemporary Prime Lens Bundle for the Sony E system for $942 with free US shipping. For that, you get:

+ Sigma 16mm f1.4
+ Sigma 30mm f1.4
+ Sigma 56mm f1.4
+ Sigma lens case (holds 3 lenses)
+ all three are DC DN Contemporary lenses
+ only for the Sony E-system

No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout while this limited-time promotion is running…

YMMV eBay Bucks: 8% (no minimum amount) [ends Tue PM]

IF you are participating in the eBay rewards program {it’s free to join anytime}, AND you have been invited by eBay via email or their eBay messages to participate, and you have clicked to activate the promotion for your account {you must click to activate before you earn the bonus}, you have until Tuesday 2/25/20 at 11:59pm to earn 8% on eligible purchases. This particular offer does not have a minimum purchase amount (hooray!)…

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

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

Tuesday: 512GB Extreme CFexpress, Peak D, Sirui, Mirfak, Angler, SmallHD

Tuesday, on the silver lining front, brings us closer to Friday, and with that we have a new 6-pack of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET or earlier for any that mayhaps may manage to perhaps sellout ahead of its designated expiration time:

+ 512GB Extreme PRO CFexpress Card Type B for $530 after automatic in-cart coupon

+ open-box Peak Design Everyday Sling (5L, Black or Gray) for $60 each

+ Sirui P-224SR Photo/Video Monopod with VA5 Head for $130 after $50 mail-in rebate

+ MirFak Moin Micro LED Photo and Video Light for $39

+ Angler Bi-Color LED Ringlight (18″) for $99

+ SmallHD FOCUS SDI Monitor Kit for $199~

UPDATE: the Amazon USA Gold Box headliner deal of the day for Tuesday is another variant of the Computer Gaming sale featuring various monitors, gaming laptops, and assorted accessories along with a 6TB WD Blue internal hard drive for $112. A total of 19 products are participating in the sale…

Monday: RAVpower, Sachtler, ASUS, Tascam, DJI, Lexar, HP, iPhone, iPad Air 3, Etc

Monday is here, hooray for those just getting started with their Monday-Friday (or Monday-Sunday) workweek, and here’s today’s set of B&H daily deals:

+ RAVpower Prime 3.0 Quick Charge 10,000mAh Portable Charger for $13
+ new arrival; QuickCharge 3.0 model

+ Sachtler Roll-Along Tripod Cage for $149 (Medium) or $159 (Large)
+ #FreeTheTripods

+ ASUS VP239H-P 23″ 16:9 IPS Monitor for $90
+ HDMI / D-Sub / DVI-D, 1920 x 1080, etc

+ Tascam DR-40 4-Channel / 4-Track Portable Audio Recorder with Adjustable Stereo Microphone for $100

+ IDX Two 96Wh High-Load Battery Kit with 2-Bay Battery Charger for $429

+ Kaiser RS 2 CP Copy Stand for $299

The Amazon USA GoldBox has yet another variant of the Computer Accessories sale, this time around with networking and the following storage products:

+ 256GB HP microSDXC (C10, U3, UHS-I) for $28
+ 128GB Lexar Professional (2000X) SDXC for $108
+ 64GB Lexar Fingerprint JumpDrive for $24~

Meanwhile at the Woot website they have:

+ DJI sale at Electronics
+ scratch and dent iPhones at main Woot
+ refurb iPad Air 3 tablets at Computers (I’ve lost track of the many iPad generations, but fear not, Wikipedia comes to the rescue!

23 Classes for $18 each at C-LIVE

CreativeLIVE is back with another featured sale, this time it is 23 classes for $18 each with a variety of topics including Lightroom and Photoshop CC, Portraiture, Landscapes, Weddings, Motion, Food, business/selling, color fundamentals, and more…

$5 Magazines each per year: Digital Photo PRO or Videomaker (or others)

A great deal if you want to get either/or “Digital Photo PRO” (DPP) or “VideoMaker” (VM). The theme of this weekend sale at DiscountMAGS is a $5 per magazine per year sale, these being printed magazines delivered to US addresses by mail. Without auto-renewal. Also participating in the sale is Outdoor Photographer for $5 but that’s its standard sale price. But the DPP and VM prices are pretty good compared to their standard sale prices…

Sunday: 3pk of 64GB Samsung EVO Select cards for $24 total after coupon

Samsung microSD card fans, unite and take over! If you need 64GB Samsung EVO Select in multiples of three, you are in luck! As one of the Sunday 2/23/20 deals of the day at Woot (ends 11:59pm central or earlier if sold out) you can get 3-packs of 64GB Samsung EVO Select microSDXC cards for $24 total after using coupon code SAVEFIVE ($5 off), coming down to $8 per card. Limit up to three 3-packs per customer. Free shipping for Prime members or $6 flat for the calendar day for non-members. Note that the listing says these come with a 90-day Woot warranty… The current price at Amazon is $12 per card… These days the Samsung microSD cards are my go-to, I never had any problems with them, in phones or tablet/laptops…

Elsewhere, at the B&H daily deals they have:

+ GenAray Escort Daylight LED Spot Light for $150

+ JBL speakers, auray headphone stand and ChargeWorx Qi wireless charging pad

It’s all utilitarian at the Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET daily), it’s the H&A Universal Tablet Stand Adapter for $13

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…