Archives for April 2020

LensCoat RainCoat Small for $20, Sirui EP-204S MF Monopod

It can get a little breezy in the spring, you may need to carry a coat …for your lenses! These are the latest B&H Photo deals good until Saturday at 11:59pm ET [or earlier if sold out – but note orders are not accepted between Friday PM and S Saturday PM as usual]:

+ LensCoat RainCoat Small Sleeve (Black) for $20

+ SirUI EP-204S Aluminum Multi-Function Photo/Video Monopod for $100

+ GoalZero Nomad 7 Solar Panel for $50

+ Nuforce wireless earphones for $40

19 Classes for $19 each [use $10 off coupon to drop one class down to $9]

For a limited time, CreativeLIVE is offering 19 classes for $19 each. To see the $19 price, you have to visit the individual class page. The listing shows higher prices. And better yet, also for a limited time, coupon code APRIL10 drops the price by $10. So you can get one of these classes for $9!

Topics include newborns, music photography, foundations, food, family, fashion, pets, Photoshop Elements, SEO with Lawrence Chan, weddings, and more…

NOTE that both the sale and the coupon are limited time offers…

Refurbished Nikon Coolpix B600 (60x optical) for $150 [ends Fri 10am ET]

The current Adorama daily deal good until May 1st at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out) is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon Coolpix B600 superzoom (60x optical, EN-EL12 LiIon battery) going for $150 with free US shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty…

FREE Streaming: Color Theory for Photography

Two photography-related and relatively short classes are among those streaming for FREE on Thursday 4/30/20 at the CreativeLIVE ON-AiR. The free-streaming window is from 12pm eastern until 11:45am ET of the next day.

Of photographer interest is an 81-minute class on Color Theory for Photographers and a 2.5 hour class on various file formats. Since these are short classes, they will repeat multiple times during the 24 hour window. Since you can’t watch these Netflix-style (meaning you can start/stop and jump around the video), you have to calculate the various start times if you want to watch from the start.

So for the 81 minute class, the time math is like this:

+ first airing 12pm ET
+ second airing 1:21pm ET
+ third airing 2:42pm ET
+ fourth airing 4:03pm ET
+ and so forth

Thursday: Dracats BoltRay, Dr Bag, Nighthawk, Vello Accelerator Lens Adapters, Etc

Four new items join the party at the B&H Photo daily deals good until Thursday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) as follows:

+ DraCAST BoltRay LED600 Plus Bi-Color LED Light for $149

+ SACHTLER Dr Bag #3 for $100

+ Vello Accelerator lens adapter for $99 in three options:
+ Canon EF lenses to Sony E bodies
+ Nikon F lenses to Sony E bodies
+ Canon EF/EF-S lenses to M43rd bodies

+ NetGear Nighthawk X10 Wireless-AD7200 Tri-Band Gigabit Router for $250
+ looks scary enough it may scare a kitten or puppy 😉

UPDATE: the main Woot deal du jour is 2019 13-inch MacBook PROs, while at “Electronics” there’s a sale on various Samsung Note devices of the refurbished scratch-n-dent type, with the Note 9 going for $330, the Note 8 for $210 and the Note 5 for $130. Note that the Note 7 is the one that had some ‘splosions…

UPDATE #2 a couple of items have already sold-out at the Best Buy dailies (24″ Dell G-Synch QHD LED, 4TB Seagate PS4 HDD) but continuing is a WD/Seagate storage sale

Wedn: Sigma 45mm f2.8 DG DN for $399 [E/L], refurb Nikon Binos, GVM, LibraTorch, Etc

Hooray, it is LENS DAY at the Wednesday 4/29/20 B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) as follows:

+ Sigma 45mm f2.8 DG DN Contempriaries Lens for $399 in Sony E or Leica L

+ Nikon 8×42 Aculon A211 Binocular for $50 (refurbished by Nikon USA)

+ LitraTorch 2.0 Photo and Video Light (Drone Edition) for $60

+ GVM Professional Video Aluminum Alloy Motorized Camera Slider (23″) for $139

+ SMK 4-Port USB 3.0 Type-A Hub with USB Type-C Connector for $10

+ Microsoft Xbox One Stereo Headset for $35

The Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET Thursday) is the new condition DJU Ronin S Essentials for $399 with free US shipping…

Meanwhile at the Best Buy dailies it’s kitchen electronics galore of all different kinds, while at the Woot website under “Computers” they have refurbished first generation 12.9-inch iPad PROs for $750 to $1050 with a 90-day Woot warranty…

Tuesday: “Picture This: How Pictures Work” eBook for $3 [Molly Bang, August 2016, 154pg]

Among the Tuesday 4/28/20 Amazon Gold Box deals of the day is a photography ebook on sale for $3! It is the “Picture This: How Pictures Work” ebook by Molly Bang, 154 pages, published in August 2016. As of the time of writing, it averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 160 customer reviews…

You can read the first few pages of the ebook with the Kindle sample, or you can jump around inside the book when you use the “Look Inside” feature at the Print Book page

This book was originally published in 1991…

Sale ends on 4/28/20 at 11:59pm pacific time. eBooks do not sellout 🙂

Tuesday: X-Rite ColorChecker Passport, Benro Aero2 Tripod, PNY & Samsung storage, Etc

Four more deals have arrived for the Tuesday April 28 in 2020 B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ X-RITE ColorChecker Passport Photo for $60

+ BENRO Aero 2 Video Travel Angel Tripod Kit for $135

+ CoreSWX Fleet Micro 3A Digital Quad Charger for V-Mount or Gold Mount for $570 each

+ CAD wireless microphone systems (six options), $99 each

Among the other daily deals:

+ at Woot, under “Electronics”, $200 gets you a refurbished 11.6″ 2-in-1 HP Chromebook with Intel inside

+ at NeWegg dailies starting at 3am ET on Tuesday, there’s the 256GB Samsung Fit Plus USB 3.1 flash drive for $40 (“Fit” is their tiny flash drive, like the Sandisk Fit)

+ at the Best Buy dailies there’s a 23.8″ ASUS FreeSync IPS LED FHD gaming monitor for $200, monitor desk mounts, and a 500GB Samsung T5 SSD external USB-C drive for $90…

Also at Best Buy, there’s a PNY storage sale featuring 24 options of microSD, full SD, and USB flash drives, along with internal memory/storage and gaming fans. There’s even a multi-pack of USB 2.0 flash drives, of interest if you like to hand out pictures to others in flash drives that won’t cost you an arm and a leg…

FREE to Stream NOW: Understanding Light (15 hours)

Good until Tuesday at 11:45am ET, you can stream for FREE the 15-hour class “Understanding Light” with Mark Wallace. The first airing of the class ends at 3am ET on Tuesday. That’s when the second airing of the class begins and it will terminate at 11:45am ET on Tuesday because that’s when the 24-hour free-streaming window closes…

UPDATE: speaking of CreativeLIVE, they have a sale on Videography classes with prices ranging from $19 to $29…

Monday: Surface PRO 7, 128GB Samsung microSDXC, Premiere Elements 2020, Etc

More Monday 4/27/20 daily deals, starting with the Adorama daily deal (changes Tuesday 10am ET), it is the new condition Microsoft 12.3″ Surface Pro 7 going for $800 with free US shipping. This is the premium bundle, it includes the Surface Pro Type Cover, but not the Surface Pen. It has the i5-1035G4 processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Win 10 Home, etc…

At the NewEGG dailies, they have the new condition 128GB Samsung PRO Endurance microSDXC for $28 with free US shipping…

At the Best Buy daily deals they have:

+ Adobe Elements Premiere 2020 for $60

+ 1TB WD SSD with 128GB USB flash drive (separate device) for $120

+ GoPRO Travel Kit for $30

And if you are a fan of the ZEISS brand, their VR ONE PLUS headset is going for $13 in the Woot Garage

Monday: Sigma 105mm f1.4 DG HSM ART for $1169 [E], Bushnell, Porta Brace, Etc

It’s Monday and it’s LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET tonite or earlier if sold out

+ Sigma 105mm f1.4 DG HSM ART for $1169 in Sony E

+ Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Aggressor No-Glow Trail Camera (Brown) for $100

+ Porta Brace Semi-Rigid Cargo-Style Camera Case (Black) for $89~

+ various microphone type thingies

Meanwhile the current Adorama daily deal (changes Monday 10am ET) is the new condition Polar Pro Standard Series 6-Pack Filter Kit for the DJI Mavic 2 Pro for $50 with free US shipping…

12% off select Olympus and Panasonic gear with KEH coupon [ends Tue PM]

Good until Tuesday 4/28/20 at 11:59pm eastern time, coupon code OP4A (O = Olympus, P = Panasonic) gets you 12% off select Olympus and Panasonic camera gear. As usual, restrictions apply (no NEW, no “Used – Like New”), no Panasonic L-system. Their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies…

Speaking of KEH, if you want to sell KEH your own gear with a KEH-Quote price of $500+, KEH will send them [*] to pickup your send-to-KEH box from your door for FREE. You can get to $500+ with multiple items or one item…

PS: by “them” I mean FedEx, UPS or some other similar type of service…

Sunday: Intel i5, Brother AiO, Pelican Duffel, Goal0, Hoodman, Etc

A bit of everything is the theme of the Sunday B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ INTEL Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz Six-Core LGA 1151 Processor for $175

+ refurbished Brother MFC-J6530DW All-in-One Inkjet Printer for $130

+ Pelican MPD40 40L Duffel (Realtree Edge/Tan) for $70
+ borderline snakeskin looks?

+ Xventure TwistX 360 Wrist Mount for Select Action Cameras for $7

+ GoalZero Boulder 30 Solar Panel for $60
+ because the sun is still free 🙂

+ Hoodman Climbing Rope Neckstrap for $20 in two color options

Save the Dates (FREE to Stream): Solid Classes Coming Up (Outdoor, Light, Color, First Flash, Fundamentals)

There are solid classes coming up in the next few days at the CreativeLIVE ON-AIR free-to-stream for 24 hours as follows:

+ starts Saturday 12pm ET: “Outdoor Photography Experience” with Chris Burkard (11 hours)
+ next rerun air time: 11pm ET

+ starts Monday 12pm ET: “Understanding Light” with Mark Wallace (15 hours)
+ next rerun air time: 3am ET on Tuesday

+ starts Tuesday 12pm ET: “How to shoot with your first flash” with Mike Hagen (5hr 10 min)
+ next rerun air times: 5:10pm, 10:20pm, 3:30am, 8:40am: 1:50pm ET

+ starts Tuesday 12pm ET: “Color for Designers” with Richard Mehl (8hr 14 min)
+ next rerun air times: 8:14pm ET, 4:28am ET

+ starts Friday 12pm ET: “Fundamentals of Photography with John Greengo (24 hrs 30 min)
+ no reruns because the class is longer than 24 hours 🙂

+ NOTE: the last of the class re-run airings are almost always going to be INCOMPLETE because CreativeLIVE cuts off the streaming at 11:45am ET each day ~ because a new set of classes starts free-streaming at 12pm ET daily

Meanwhile for a limited time, coupon code APRIL10 gets you $10 off Creative LIVE purchases. Restrictions may apply…

Saturday: 1yr NatGeo for $9 [digital], Apple iMac and MB PRO

A variety of daily deals are in progress, starting at Amazon where they are offering a 1-year Kindle subscription for National Geographic for $9 for the first year. You also get a 28-day free trial before the paid subscription kicks in. This is auto-renewal. If not cancelled manually it will auto-renew at the annual rate as of the renewal date (not $9/year)…

At the Best Buy dailies the headliner is a 15.4″ Apple MacBook PRO going for $1800,,,

And at the Woot daily deals there’s a 21.5″ iMac for $1000, Samsung’s Frame OLED TVs, various Surface Books, and such…

And at the NewEgg dailies there’s the Holy Stone HS-700-D drone for $190, different RAM options and Dell desktops…

Top 20 Classes for $20 each at C-LIVE [FREE to Watch: Art Wolfe Nature Photography until Sat 11:45am ET]

For a limited time only, CreativeLIVE is having a Top 20 Classes sale where each class goes for $20. The options include “Adobe Camera RAW” (15~ hours), “LR Classic CC for Beginners” (10 hours), a couple of lighting classes, portraiture, weddings, business, etc…

Meanwhile the headliner of the current FREE to STREAM classes is Art Wolfe’s “The Art of Nature Photography”. The class is 5 hours and 33 hours long and will repeat until Saturday at 11:45am ET.

If you want to watch it from the beginning, the approximate start times are:
+ Friday 12pm ET
+ Friday 5:33pm ET
+ Friday 11:06pm ET
+ Saturday 4:39am ET
+ Saturday 10:12am ET
+ stream cuts off on Saturday at 11:45am ET

NOTE the above are my calculations, the exact time may be a few minutes off…

PS: for fans of wordplays, note the subtle insertion of Art’s name in the class name 🙂

Quasar Science Q25-X Q-LED-X 2′ Crossfade Linear LED Lamp for $90 [ends Sat 10am ET]

The latest Adorama daily deal (changes Saturday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out) is the new condition Quasar Science Q25-X Q-LED-X 2′ Crossfade Linear LED Lamp going for $90 with free US shipping. No coupons, no rebates.

DataColor Spyder LensCal AF Calibration Aid for $39, Etc (ends Sat PM)

Friday is here and the B&H daily deals, as usual, last until 11:59pm ET on Saturday because N&H does not accept orders Fri PM to Sat PM [check website for details]. So this 4-pack is:

+ DataColor SpyderLensCal Autofocus Calibration Aid for $39

+ Wandrd Medium Camera Cube for $24 in black

+ StudioEssentials 600 Daylight LED Panel for $139

+ Denon Commander Sport Portable Water-Resistant 120W All-In-One PA System with Wireless Handheld Microphone for $270

Meanwhile the Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET daily) is the new condition Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531 gaming laptop for $2300 with 8GB Nvidia, 1TB SSD, etc…

UPDATE: starting at 3am ET on Friday, the headliner of the NewEgg daily deals is the new condition 12TB WD Elements USB 3.0 external hard drive for $200. The price before the sale is $220…

10TB Seagate Expansion Desktop USB 3.0 External for $182

Good until 4/25/20 in the evening [B&H closes every Friday PM to Saturday PM – check their website for exact times], B&H Photo is offering the new condition 10TB Seagate Expansion Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $182 with free US shipping.

In case you are planning a big buy for your home cloud or server farm (ha!), the maximum quantity is 60 per customer 🙂

GoPRO HERO6 Black for $259

Gardens, kids and pets are a 24×7 adventure, so if you want an action camera to capture the madness, B&H Photo is offering for a limited time the new condition GoPRO HERO6 Black for $259 with free US shipping…

Pre-order Canon RP with 24-105mm f4-7.1 zoom for $1299

If you are looking for a Canon RP “take pictures with” kit with a zoom lens, B&H Photo is accepting pre-orders for the new Pre-order Canon RP with 24-105mm f4-7.1 for $1299. Yes it is f4-7.1, not a typo 🙂

Thursday: Manfrotto Tri, Senal, OmniCharge, Etc

And just like that, it’s Thursday! And with it we have a 4-pack of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET on Thursday 4/23/20 or earlier if sold out:

+ Manfrotto MVH502A Fluid Head and MVT502AM Tripod with Carrying Bag for $300

+ Senal MC5-MS Dual-Channel Stereo Condenser Microphone for $80

+ OmniCharge Omni 20 USB Type-C+ Portable Charger and Hub for $149
+ if you have a charging-gear fetish 🙂

+ Panasonic KX-HN7002W HomeHawk Outdoor Wireless Smart Home Security 2 Camera Kit for $150

UPDATE: speaking of deals, good until 4/30/20, you can get 20% off Panera Gift Cards

Tokina 14-20mm f2 DX with FREE Tokina Lens Case for $369 [C] or $399 [N] {ends Thur 10am ET}

APS-C photographers, unite and take over! Hooray for lens days, today is a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deal, offering the new condition Tokina 14-20mm f2 DX (aka APS-C) AT-X PRO lens. You also earn 4% promotional rewards on the purchase…

The Canon version goes for $369 with free US shipping and with a FREE Tokina-branded Lens Case included automatically by Adorama!

Meanwhile the Nikon version goes for $399 with free US shipping and the same Tokina-branded Lens Case included automatically by Adorama.

The sale ends on Thursday at 10am eastern or earlier if sold out…

16 Bundles for $49 each [Creative LIVE]

If you want to scoop up multiple classes on the same topic with a bundle discount, for a limited time, CreativeLIVE is running a 16 bundles for $49 each sale. The bundles include Outdoor Photography (five classes, including Art Wolfe’s), Adobe Bootcamp (LR, CC, Premiere), Lighting (five classes), Food photography (five classes), Compositing (six classes), headshots (six classes), DIY photography and lighting (six classes), Night Photography (five classes) and more…

But that’s not all. There are also instructor-centric bundles. The Ben Willmore bundle (26 classes, yes twenty six classes), Sue Bryce (16 classes), Brooke Shaden (seven classes) and more…

(What Would Have Been) NAB Show Specials running at B&H

For now, trade shows are cancelled/rescheduled [see our updated Trade Show Calendar], but that doesn’t mean the trade-show-related sales are cancelled too!

Since this is NAB time, B&H Photo is running their NAB Show Special Offers using coupon code BHPRO20 for the offers that require a coupon code…

Wedn: DJI Ronin S, MagMod gear (34 options), Anton Bauer, Etc

Wednesday is here and with it we have a 3+1 in B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out; except for the flash deals which of course have limited duration):

+ DJI Ronin-S for $499

+ MagMod Flash Diffusers and Light Modifiers, 34 options, with automatic in-cart coupon

+ Anton Bauer NP-F976 7.2V, 6600mAh L-Series Li-Ion Battery (47Wh) for $39

+ flash deal: Joby GripTight Mount for Smaller Tablets for $5
+ next: Sony MDR-1AM2 headphones

Luxli LED Lights sale (12 options, $220 to $3600)

Good until 4/30/20, B&H Photo is having a sale on select house-brand Luxli LED Lights products. A total of 12 items are participating in the sale, with prices ranging from $220 to $3600 (bundle)…

In-Stock Now: Lensbaby Velvet 28mm f2.5 for $549 [C/N/E/X/Z]

If they made Lensbabies in the blue color scheme, they could have mayhaps licensed the “Blue Velvet” song? Well, they didn’t ask me for my marketing advice, so let’s move on 🙂

IF you are a fan of the Lensbaby way of lens-ing, the Lensbaby Velvet 28mm f2.5 is now in-stock in multiple color systems for $550 with free US shipping at B&H Photo, in the Canon EF, Nikon F, Nikon Z, Sony E, and Fuji X systems. Still not in-stock are the Canon R and M43rds…

Vanguard VEO 2 GO 265CB with T-50 Ball Head for $150

If you are a fan of the Vanguard way of tripoding, B&H Photo is having a promotion on the new condition Vanguard VEO 2 GO 265CB with T-50 Ball Head for $150 with free US shipping. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceeeeeed to checkout…

Wacom Intuos Pro PTH451 Pen & Touch Tablet for $130

If you are a fan of Wacom graphics tablets, B&H Photo is running a special promotion on the new condition PTH451 Intuos Pro Pen & Touch Tablet for $130 with free US shipping. This is the “Small” size (that’s the model name) and it is in the black color scheme… Some would argue this is a good entry-point into the Wacom way… As of the time of writing, it averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 260+ customer reviews…