Archives for February 3, 2020

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 🙂

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)…