Archives for May 2020

Monday: SLR Magic 25/T0.95 III for $369 [m43], SmallHD, G-Tech, Etc

Hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the B&H Photo daily deals and a fast lens at that! Offers expire 11:59pm ET Monday 6/1/20 or earlier for any that sells out ahead of its designated expiration time…

+ SLR Magic 25mm T0.95 HyperPrime Cine III Lens for $369 in Micro Four Thirds
+ a lens tempting enough to get you to buy a M43rds camera body? Details at 11!

+ Smith-Victor SmartLED Spectrum Bi-Color LED Light with RGB for $90

+ E-Image EK60AAM Fluid Drag Video Head and Tripod for $169

+ Small HD Focus Bolt options, $750 to $1400

+ G-Tech G-Drives / G-RAIDS, eight options, further discounted by automated in-cart coupon

+ Sachtler Heavy Duty Harness for $69

UPDATE: the Adorama daily deal (changes Tuesday 10am ET) is the new condition Flashpoint eVOLV 200 Pro TTL Pocket Flash Kit – Godox AD200 Pro for $299 with free US shipping…

3 Magazines for $12 total for 1-year [US Subs]

If you need three magazines or more, DiscountMag’s weekend sale is three magazines for $12 total for one year. You can also buy more than 3 at the $4/year rate. These are printed magazines for US addresses without auto-renewal. Photography wise, two magazines are participating, “Outdoor Photographer” and “Digital Photo PRO”… To get to three, there are various other “six degrees of separation” magazines such as Wired, Popular Science, lifestyle, sports, travel, etc…

Sat: Vello Flash Commander, Nanguang Ring Light, DJI Ronin-SC, Etc

Saturday brings with it six B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Vello FWIRC-C FreeWave IR TTL Flash Commander for Canon for $50

+ NanGuang Venus V24C 14″ Bi-Color AC Ring Light with Case for $80

+ DJI Ronin-SC Gimbal Stabilizer Pro Combo Kit for $399 with FREE Luxli CNS-20D Constructor Medium Block On-Camera Daylight Balanced LED Light

+ Kingston 16GB DataTraveler Mini 7 USB 3.1 Flash Drive for $4.50

+ also QSC loudspeaker and headphone holder

UPDATE: the Adorama daily deal (changes Monday 10am ET) is the new condition PanaCast 2 Panoramic-4K USB Plug-and-Play Video Camera with Wall Mount for $799 with free US shipping…

Samyang/Rokinon 85mm 1.4 MF lenses start at $248 [m43], $259 [X, K], $269 [Z], Etc

IF the new $399 Rokinon 85mm f1.4 II manual focus lenses do not tempt you and you want to optimize for a lower price, $269 is what it takes to get into the new condition Samyang 85mm f1.4 MF lens with the Nikon Focus Confirm

The other Samyang and Rokinon 85mm f1.4 options [look for them in the aforelinked search results]:

+ M43rds for $248
+ Pentax K mount and Fuji X for $259
+ Nikon Z for $269
+ Sony E for $299
+ Canon RF for $319
+ the search results also include the Auto Focus (AF) lenses which obviously cost double or more

I know, I know, it is 2020, some of you will argue, there’s no way I’m dealing with Manual Focus Lenses in 2020. Next thing you’re gonna tell me to buy a Huawei P40 phone and spend 20 hours every single frakking week hunting for new hacks and loopholes to run Google Play on them πŸ˜‰

And you would be right if your typical subject matter or your style of photography requires autofocus. But a lot of things don’t move at all, others move in predictable ways, and in these COVID-stressful times there’s a certain level of relaxation and grounding when you use manual focus. And in some ways, it forces you to pay closer attention to the scene you are photographing…

Pre-order new Rokinon 14/2.8 II and 85/1.4 II Manual Focus Lenses [C/N/E/X/m43/EF-M]

Rokinon fans, unite and take over! Rokinon lenses are now old enough that we have “II” models, and two new “II” primes are now available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo as follows:

+ 85mm f1.4 II for $399 in Sony E, Canon EF, Nikon F, Fuji X, Canon EF-M, M43

+ 14mm f2.8 II for $499 in Sony E, Canon EF, Nikon F, Fuji X, Canon EF-M, M43

These are manual focus lenses. Try finding a 85/1.4 for this price for Canon EF or Nikon F or Sony of any kind

Friday: 256GB Sandisk Ultra Plus microSD for $45, Etc

It’s FriYAY once again and one of the Best Buy daily deals for 5/28/20 is the new condition 256GB Sandisk Ultra PLUS [still not sure what the difference between a PLUS and a non-PLUS is] microSDXC card
going for $45. The sale also includes phone accessories, a $40 Bella coffee machine with a h20 reservoir, and a Verizon or AT&T 512GB iPhone XS MAX PRO SUPER XL PLUS ULTRA EXTRA πŸ˜‰

The Woot dailies include 12.9-inch iPad PROs (first generation, 2018, $730 to $1000, refurbished), 65″ Samsung TVs, and such…

For EU shoppers, Amazon Chermany has a Samsung flagship sale that includes the Galaxy Fold, Flip Z, S20+ and the good old S10e…

DJI Summer Sale with Osmo Action and Pocket

The official DJI USA online store has launched their summer sale good until 6/23/20 or earlier if sold-out/etc/etc…

+ Osmo Action and Charging Kit for $259
+ Osmo Pocket for $299
+ Osmo Pocket Expansion Kit for $59

Lowepro Format BP 150 II Backpack (Black) for $20 [ends Sat PM]

This round of B&H daily deals lasts for three days, so the expiration time is 5/30/20 at 11:59pm ET [or earlier if sold out]:

+ Lowepro Format BP 150 II Backpack (Black) for $20
+ BAG the BAG!!!

+ Genaray 2 x SL-57 Soft LED Lights & 2 x PIXI Plus Mini Tripods Kit for $65

+ EdelKrone SliderONE v2 for $349

+ HGST 8TB Ultrastar He10 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5″ Internal NAS HDD for $180

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

The headliner of the Best Buy deals of the day for Wednesday 5/27/20 is the new condition Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 VF Analog Instant Film Camera offered for $60 in the “Summer Blue” camera-color-scheme… There it averages 4.5 out of 5 based on nearly 400 customer reviews as of the time of writing…

Wedn: Battery Grips (33 options), Manfrotto, Nanuk, Sandisk CF, Smith Victor, Etc

And just like that, Hump Day is back upon us and with it it brings a six-pack of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Vello Battery Grips, 33 options, $30 to $60

+ 16GB Sandisk Ultra Compact-Flash memory card with USB 3.0 dual-slot card reader for $30

+ Nanuk hard cases, $25 to $40

+ Smith-Victor KT1500LED 2-Light Dual Socket Light Kit for $110

+ Manfrotto 504HD Head & Carbon Fiber Twin Leg Video Tripod Kit (100/75mm, Mid-Level Spreader) for $620

+ LG UK6300PUE 49″ Class HDR UHD Smart IPS LED TV for $300

Elsewhere:

+ at the Amazon Gold Box, the Fire TV Cube for $100

+ at NewEGG the 128GB A-Data USB 3.2 flash drive for $15

+ at Woot the 21.5″ HP EliteDisplay for $110

Slinger Electronic Dry Cabinet (55L) for $109

If your local climate is a major factor and/or you have camera gear that needs extra protection, you may be interested in the latest Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET Wednesday), the new condition Slinger Electronic Dry Cabinet (55L) for $109 with free US shipping…

Tuesday Live Stream (FREE, Starts 12:30pm ET): Peter Souza on Photographing History

In addition to the ON-AIR pages that rebroadcast previously recorded classes, Creative LIVE has recently launched another feature at their website, the Creative LIVE TV streaming that features live interviews, presentations, smaller classes and such. One of the things they have streaming live on a weekly basis is their “We Are Photographers” podcast, every Wednesday at 12pm eastern…

But that’s not all. Today, Tuesday May 26 in 2020, starting at 12:30pm eastern (9:30am pacific/CreativeLIVE time) they will have a live-stream with Peter Souza on Photographing History. Souza has been a presidential photographer for two presidents (one of each party) among other things. Here’s his Wiki Bio

If you don’t have time and schedule flexibility to catch various classes when they stream for FREE at CreativeLIVE, they are currently having a Fine Art classes sale with prices ranging from $19 to $29, and the classes participating in this sale offer a wide gamut from experimental to documentary to DIY. A total of 25 classes are available…

Tuesday: Tamrac Jazz, E-Image Tripod, Miggo Pictar, 5-in-1 Reflector, Etc

Tuesday is not a lens day at the B&H daily deals but it’s a “bag the bags” day instead. Offers good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ TamRac Jazz Photo Sling Bag 76 v2.0 (Black) for $25

+ E-image 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod with GH03 Head for $159

+ Miggo Pictar Home Studio Pro Kit for $200
+ NOTE that this will not transform your home into Pixar Studio πŸ˜‰

+ Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc (42″) for $22
+ because The Light needs its accessories too

+ InFocus IN2134 4500-Lumen XGA DLP Projector for $349
+ and when it gets dirty, you can put it on Spotify πŸ˜‰

UPDATE: among the Best Buy dailies you can get the 500GB Sandisk Extreme external USB 3.1 Gen II SSD for $90 (Type A and Type C)…

At the Amazon Gold Box there’s another Anker charging sale with power-banks and such…

And at the NewEgg Daily Omelette they have:
+ 256GB Patriot EP microSD for $30
+ 256GB Patriot SuperSonic USB 3.0 flash drive for $33
+ 10TB WD RED NAS, RAM, etc

+ Polsen RM-800 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Black) for $90

Fuji Instax Share SP-3 smartphone printer for $100

Instant print fans, we have not forgotten about you! For a limited time, B&H Photo is offering the new condition Fujifilm Instax Share SP-3 smartphone printer for $100 with free US shipping in your choice of black or white printer-color scheme [not prints-color! LOL]…

PS: the printer is a lot smaller than it looks in gallery picture #1 over there. Look at gallery picture #3 to see it as it prints a picture πŸ™‚

PS2: just so we are clear, this “smartphone printer” does not 3D print smartphones πŸ™‚ It prints pictures that reside on smartphones πŸ˜‰

Sony Flash and Battery Grip Sale (five options)

Sony is having a Flash and Grip sale with three of their on-camera flashes being on sale ($278 to $548) and two of their battery grips ($298 to $348)…

Speaking of grippy things, the new condition BlackRapid Sport Breathe Camera Strap is on sale for $59~ with free US shipping for a limited time…

Serif Affinity Photo for $25 [download]

If you like to use imaging software from non-monopolistic Cash Cow Cloud companies, the digital download of the Serif Affinity Photo software is on sale for a limited time for $25 at B&H Photo

Speaking of B&H, they are offering the new condition Atomos Shogun 7 HDR Pro/Cinema Monitor-Recorder-Switcher for $999 with free US shipping…

NewEgg Memorial Day Sale

NewEgg is having their own Memorial Day sale in their customary “newsletter style” format. A few of the offers require a promo code to be used. The promo code is shown next to the item, you don’t have to hunt and peck for it… This is a technology focused sale…

Panasonic S1 body (w/free V-Log) drops to $1998

Trigger Warning for Olympus Fans for this new episode of “Cheaters!” πŸ™‚

The Panasonic S1 body only full frame mirrorless camera is now down to $1998 with free US shipping at B&H Photo and you also get a Filmmaker V-Log Upgrade software key for FREE…

In-Stock Now: Nikon 120-300mm f2.8E FL ED SR VR AF-S

For the price of an old used Honda Civic you can instead get a brand new lens that will take you places photographically! The new Nikon 120-300mm f2.8E FL ED SR VR AF-S is now in-stock and ready to ship at its starting price of $9497 with free US shipping at B&H Photo

PS: speaking of B&H, they are having a sale on LaCie External Drives until 5/29/20…

Samyang 8mm f3.5 HD fisheye with removable hood for $189 [C]

Canon shooters, your fisheye time has arrived! For a limited time, B&H Photo is offering the Canon EF version of the Samyang 8mm f3.5 HD lens with removable hood for $189 with free US shipping…

PS: Drinking Game (with Water) for this 80 minute Creative LIVE class: every time the instructor says “interesting”. I find it really interesting that someone can say interesting so many times in 80 minutes πŸ™‚

12.9″ iPad PRO (2018, 256GB, Wifi-only) for $899

If you are not tempted by the 2020 iPad PROs, for a limited time, B&H Photo is having a special offer on the new condition 12.9-inch iPad PRO (2018) (256GB, Wifi-only, Space Age Gray) for $899 with free US shipping… You also get a free 1-year subscription to Apple TV+ (as with most new i-device purchases)…

Fuji XP-130 element-proof P&S with FREE floater for $100

The current Adorama daily deal good until Tuesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out) is the new condition Fuji XP-130 element-proof point-n-shoot digital camera in the “Sky Blue” color scheme going for $100 with free US shipping AND a free Fuji rugged float strap included automagically by Adorama while this promotion is running…

CORRECTION: the camera name is XP-130, not XP-WP130 πŸ™‚

Memorial Day: Sigma 70-200/2.8 OS for $999 [C/N], WD RED, Samsung SSD, 64GB Sony CFast 2.0, Pelican Cases, Etc

It’s a LENS DAY, and what a lens, it’s an f2.8 pro zoom, and it’s the headliner of the Memorial Day B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET on Monday 5/25/20 [get ready, Christmas is just seven months away!] or earlier if sold out:

+ Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports for $999 in Canon or Nikon
+ sorry to disappoint the Seven Foveon Fans, but the Sigma SA is NOT on sale

+ Samsung T7 portable SSDs, 4 options, discount after automatic in-cart coupon

+ WD RED and RED PRO NAS drives, 8 options, discount after automatic in-cart coupon

+ 64GB Sony CFast 2.0 with USB 3.0 card reader for $100

+ Axler Robin 05R V2 Stabilizer for $25
+ ironic name for these type of devices could have been “Jumping Jack”

+ Pelican Cases, nine options, $100 to $250

+ GenAray SpectroLED-14 Flood LED Light for $169
+ optional “buy together” bundle as well

+ flash deal: Sachtler Air-Flow Camera Backpack for $138~
+ next flash deal: Vello EZ-Flip Gel Set

UPDATE: starting at 3am ET (as usual), the NewEGG daily deals include:

+ 512GB Team microSDXC for $65
+ 3TB WD RED NAS HDD for $78
+ 128GB Team USB 3.1 flash drive for $14
+ RAM, SSD, Radeon, etc..

UPDATE #2: the headliner of the Amazon Gold Box for Memorial Day 2020 is a sale on Surface PRO X tablets with Wi-fi and 4G LTE going for $750 (128GB storage) or $850 (256GB)…

Adorama Memorial Day Sale (4700+ options)

The Memorial Day sale thing is also happening at Adorama with nearly 4800 options currently available as part of the time. I’m not sure anyone of you will be going through one by one, but you can filter them many different ways, by product category, price range, new-ness, discount percentage, manufacturer name, and more…

FotoPRO X-Go MAX CF Tripod w/BH & BI-Monopod for $140

The latest Adorama daily deal is running until Monday 5/25/20 at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out of course) and it is the new condition Fotopro X-Go Max 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Built-In Monopod and FPH-62Q Ball Head (26 lbs Capacity, 67″ Maximum Height) going for $140 with free US shipping and handling…

DiscountMags Memorial Weekend sale

With all the COVID-19 craziness time got “compressed” and just like that, it’s Memorial Day Weekend, and to sale-a-brate that, DiscountMags has a Memorial Weekend sale that includes three photo-related magazines, prices per print-magazine per year, for US addresses only, no auto-renewal:

+ Outdoor Photographer for $4.87/yr
+ Digital Photo PRO for $7.86/yr
+ VideoMaker for $6.65/yr [they didn’t want it to be 3 6s!]

4X Google Play Points [ends Sun PM]

If you have been eyeing any camera and photography related for-pay Google Play apps, or any other for-pay Google Play apps, if you are participating in the free to join (and you can join immediately) Google Play Points rewards program, purchases made until Sunday night 5/24/20 earn you 4X rewards points instead of the usual 1X points. There’s no coupon code to enter. If you are participating in the rewards program you will earn the extra points automagically…

Sunday: Tamrac Goblins, Lowepro Runner Backpack, Etc

If it’s Sunday, it’s Meet The Daily Deals with a new set of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Lowepro Pro Runner BP 450 AW II Backpack (Black) for $150

+ Tamrac Goblin lens pouches, ten options, $5 to $7 each

+ DraCast LED500 Pro Bi-Color LED Light with V-Mount Battery Plate for $200

+ SingTrix Party Bundle Stadium Edition Karaoke Kit for $300 after automatic in-cart coupon

+ ZIV Universal Wired and Infrared Remote Release for $16

+ SOLD OUT: Velbon Shepra tripods

Meanwhile the NewEgg Fried Eggs daily deals have some potentially interesting items:

+ DEERC DE22 drone for $160
+ 512GB Patriot EP microSDXC for $70
+ 5GB ADATA external USB 3.2 hard drive for $120
+ MagicLight Smart Light kit for $30
+ RAM, SSD, ASUS Mesh, Radeon, Etc

Elsewhere at the Best Buy dailies you can get the official Google Pixel Stand for $60, while at the Woot dailies it’s Amazon devices and HP monitors…

Saturday: Haida, GoPRO, Apple, TerraMaster, Etc

The current Adorama daily deal (changes Sunday 10am ET) is the new condition Haida 105mm NanoPro MC Circular Polarizer Filter going for $90 with free US shipping. No coupon, no rebate, a straight up sale…

At the Best Buy dailies there’s the GoPRO Travel Kit going for $30 among others…

And at NewEGG there’s the 256GB TEamGroup microsDXC going for $31, a TerraMaster RAID, and the usual tech options…

Meanwhile among the Woot daily deals there’s a MacBook PRO sale, an iPhone XS MAX sale, and a Viewsonic DLP HT projector among others…

Panasonic G7 Two Lens Kit with Extras for $598

All along the Micro Four Thirds Tower, we have a new offer! B&H Photo is offering this Panasonic G7 bundle for $598 with free US shipping. This includes the G7 camera with the 14-42 and 45-150mm lenses along with the option to triple the original 1-year warranty by filing paperwork with Panasonic [the Bureaucrats Rule the World!]

But that’s not all, you also get some free accessories included automatically in the bundle from B&H. So in total, you get:

  • Panasonic G7 camera with 14-42 and 45-200 lenses
  • 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SD card
  • RJ 34 DSLR shoulder bag
  • Chiaro filter
  • Sensie cleaning kit
  • option to triple original 1-year warranty via paperwork (PDF file on their site has the details)

Manfrotto Street Camera Backpack (camera & laptop) for $80

Do you need a camera bag for your camera gear? Or a camera bag to put inside your smaller camera bags? πŸ™‚ Well, you are in luck because B&H Photo is having a limited time sale on the new condition Manfrotto Street Camera camera and laptop backpack for $80~ with free US shipping. This is in the nature-y looking green-gray color scheme…

1TB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC card for $260

You hate switching memory cards and want the largest available storage option in the microSD world and you are willing to pay a premium for it? Well, you’ve found the right post because B&H Photo is currently having a sale on the new condition 1TB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC card for $260 with free US shipping. This is an A2 card, with V30, U3, etc…

In-Stock Now: Canon 1D X Mark III with CFexpress bundle

Speed demon time! The Canon 1D X Mark III CFexpress bundle is now in-stock and ready to ship from B&H Photo for $6499 with free US shipping. This bundle, as the CFexpress name hints at, includes a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO Type B Card and a Sandisk Extreme PRO CFexpress card reader. This speed-demon camera runs up to 16fps with the OVF and up to 20fps with Live View…

PS: me personally, I’m holding out for the Smartmedia bundle πŸ™‚

Pixel 3a drops to $279, 3a XL drops to $319

Rumors of the upcoming Pixel 4a smartphone are swirling across the universe, but if you don’t want to wait, B&H Photo is having a sale on the current generation, the Pixel 3a. The standard 3a model goes for $279 in various colors, while the larger Pixel 3a XL goes for $319…

Picking a phone these days is hard if you are not predisposed to particular brands or features (eg S-Pen). Let’s not forget the Pocophone F2 PRO is coming too starting at $500!

Zhiyun-Tech WEEBILL LAB Handheld Stabilizer for $349 [Mirrorless]

On the limited time offer front, in a while-supplies-last type of a deal, B&H Photo is offering the new conditino Zhiyun-Tech WEEBILL LAB Handheld Stabilizer for Mirrorless Cameras going for $349 with free US shipping…

PS: do learn how to spell the name, it will be on our Annual Camera Gear Spelling Bee competition πŸ˜‰

PS2: speaking of B&H, they have a sale on the new condition Surface PRO X tablets with up to $200 off discount [depending on sub-model]…

18 Classes for $18 each flash sale at CreativeLIVE

CreativeLIVE is back with another flash sale, 18 classes for $18 each. The price drops to $18 when you visit the individual product page of that particular class. Classes include Lightroom Classic CC, wedding photography, the art of seeing, light, lifestyle, table-top photography, outdoors, strobe lighting, Illustrator CC, and mo(i)re…

Meanwhlie at the CreativeLIVE ON-AIR, high-school/senior photography continues to be the theme, while in other topics, there are classes on branding and such…

Separately from the “ON AIR schedule”, CreativeLIVE recently launched a life-streaming channel, aka CL-TV, which has live-streams and re-runs, separate from the above ON-AIR classes. There is a weekly schedule for the live-streams, and also on-demand replays of previous recordings. This includes the actual Chase Jarvis live show…

Moultrie M4000i Trail Camera Bundle, Vanguard VEO37, LCD Hoods, Etc (ends Sat PM)

FriYAY is here and with it we have the new round of B&H daily deals, which, as usual, runs until Saturday at 11:59pm ET but, as usual, B&H does not accept orders Friday PM to Saturday PM [check their website for exact hours]:

+ Moultrie M-4000i Trail Camera Bundle with 8 single-use AA Batteries & 16GB SD Card for $70

+ Vanguard VEO 37 Shoulder Bag for $23

+ Vello LCD hoods, two screen size options, $10 each

+ CAD USB microphones, $50 to $80

+ also $12 headphone stand

+ flash deal: Mackie PA system with automatic in-cart discount
+ next flash deal: no teaser available as of the time of writing

UPDATE: at the other daily deals for Friday 5/22/20, Best Buy has a Sony audio products theme, while the Woot website has iPhones, bluetooth trackers, 21.5″ iMacs, and such…

IF you are a fan of Leica-blessed smartphone camera-lenses, and you can live without the Google Play store and apps that depend on Google’s services, the Amazon Germany Gold Box has loaded bundles of Huawei P40s with freebies…

NewEgg’s Egg Salad daily deals include the 400GB Sandisk Ultra microSD card for $57 after promo code, and the 128GB Elite Team microSD for $16. Sale items include an ASUS triangle-offense wifi system [Tex Winters NOT included], Patriot RAM, Kingdom SSD, 4TB WD RED PRO, Intel processor that was strangely submerged in a …coffee lake, and more…

Tired of your broken and unreliable memory cards? Will they blend? Among the Amazon USA Gold Box deals du jour there’s a small Magic Bullet blender for $30 [PS: DON’T put your tender memory cards in the blender ~ unless you want to ruin the blender for the hope of a viral video!!!!]

SpiderHolster SpiderPro Single Camera System v2 for $100

I hope you don’t have a fear of …spiders, because the current Adorama daily deal is the new condition SpiderHolster SpiderPro Single Camera System v2 going for $100 with free US shipping. These come with “Lifetime Limited” warranties… The daily deal ends/changes at 10am ET on Friday ~ or earlier if it manages to sell out…

60% off site-wide at CreativeLIVE: includes Camera Guides for $11 each

IF you have some classes in mind at Creative LIVE, you are in luck, they are having for a limited time a 60% of site-wide sale. No coupon needed. You see the final price on the individual product page of each class. For example John Greengo’s 24.5 hour “Fundamentals of Photography” class goes for $79, Ben Willmore’s Complete Guide to Photoshop CC for $39, etc…

And if you are a fan of camera classes, most of their Fast Start Camera Guides go for $11 each. These include most of the mid-range and above cameras, APS-C and full-frame, along with a few consumer-tier models. And it’s not just Nikon and Canon. There’s plenty of classes for Sony and Fuji and Olympus, and a few Leica and Panasonic too… Meanwhile the Canon and Nikon AutoFocus system classes go for $19 each…

Sony RX100 VA edition with Extras (SquareTrade, 32GB, Watson) for $909

Sony was doing the “New Editions” thing before Huawei (out of mordant need) made it cool with their Google Play “New Edition” smartphones. So back to Sony, their new RX100 VA edition (buffer size boost and other fixes and improvements) goes for $848~ in new condition at authorized dealers, but if you want a nice bundle with extras, for a limited time, B&H Photo is offering this VA bundle for $909. So that extra $61 gets you:

+ extra Watson-brand battery
+ 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SD card
+ 2-year Square Trade Spills-n-Drops warranty

On their own, the three items go for $20 + $13 + $64, so basically if you want the Square Trade warranty, you are paying less with the bundle and get the card and battery as a bonus…

PS: speaking of the RX100 cameras, they have amazing staying power for a digital camera, even defeating Leica! Despite all the newer RX100-series models, even the first generation continues to be available as a current product ($399 new, $279 used, at B&H)…

Fuji Instant Savings at Adorama (201 options)

If you are a fan of all things Fuji, another round of Fuji Instant Savings is running at Adorama, with 201 options available that are part of the X-system, their Medium Format system, and there are some fixed lens cameras too… In addition to the instant savings discount, check also the USED prices if you are a fan of used camera gear. Adorama offers a 90-day warranty of their own for used items (those in usable condition; for example, the “spare parts only” obviously do not get a 90-day warranty)…

And if you are jumping on the COVID-19 Gadgets Hype Train, Adorama is offering their new condition Green Extreme TH-100 Digital Non-contact Infrared Forehead Thermometer for $49 with free US shipping. You can also use it with your Star Trek cosplays! It’s a 2-in-1 πŸ™‚

2pk PROGrade 64GB UHS-II SDXC cards for $45 total

Did you know Pearl Jam had a song called “Don’t Call Me Lexar”? πŸ˜‰ On a totally unrelated note, a 2-pack of 64GB ProGrade UHS-II SDXC memory cards is on sale for $45 with free US shipping at B&H Photo. This comes out to $22.50 per card…

15% off and 2 Free Memorial Days with new LR coupon

Lens Rentals is back with a new promotion. It’s a 15% off coupon code AND also TWO FREE DAYS if your order spans the Memorial Day weekend. All the offer details in the annotated screenshot crop below [it’s faster than typing it all in ~ and making a mistake/typo along the way!]

GoPRO Fusion 360 action camera for $249

The Best Buy headliner deal of the day for Thursday 5/21/20 is the new condition GOPRO FUSION 360-degree camera, model Model:CHDHZ-103, BUT B&H Photo has them beat, they offer it for $249 with up to five per customer…

Thursday: Angler CatchLight, Ruggard, Peak D, Shape VCT, Etc

Thursday is here and we have a new set of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Angler CatchLight Reflector with FREE White Fabric for $100

+ Ruggard Fabric Camera Rain Cover (Black) for $28

+ open-box Peak Design Everyday Tote Bag (Charcoal) for $70

+ Shape VCT Tripod Plate for $189

+ Pelican 3rd-Generation 1910B LED Flashlight for $15

+ Polar PRO Vivid Collection ND/PL Filters for DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal (Set of 3) for $35

UPDATE: a trio of Epson Workforce scanners are one of the Woot deals of the day, prices ranging from $470 to $550. These are factory reconditioned with a 1-year Epson warranty…

Refurbished Nikon 10-24mm f3.5-4.5G DX for $447 [ends Thur 10am ET]

Zoom-zoom Nikon APS-C photographers! The current Adorama daily deal, good until Thursday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out) is the refurbished Nikon 10-24mm f3.5-4.5G DX lens for $447 with free US shipping. It comes with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty and assorted accessories (lens hood, caps, case).

Photoshop Tutorial Sale: $14 to $29 each

If you are interested in Photoshop-related learnings, for a limited time only, Creative LIVE is running a Photoshop Tutorials sale with prices ranging from $14 to $29 per class. It has a mix of basics and beyond-basics classes, general and specific Photochop topics, and there’s even a class dedicated to Adobe Camera RAW. There are multiple pages of classes, not just the first page you see there…

20pk Leica Sofort instant film for $22

The latest Woot Liquidation sale has the Leica Sofort instant film (2x 10-exposures = 20) for $26.46 BUT you can get it for less, $21.95 at Adorama and B&H Photo

Wedn: SpyderX PRO Colorimeter, Vanguard VEO2, Tamrac, GVM Kit, Small HD, Etc

Yesterday there was a Tokina macro but no lenses today at the new six-pack of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET on Hump Day (or earlier for anything that manages to sell out ahead of its designated expiration time):

+ DataColor SpyderX Pro Colorimeter for $100

+ VanGuard VEO 2 235AB Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head (Red, 4.75′) for $65

+ NaNuk 923 15″ Laptop Case (Black) for $130
+ Mandela Effect Alert: Robin Williams was saying Nanuk-Nanuk πŸ™‚

+ TamRac Pro Compact 2 Camera Bag (Black) for $12
+ one bag, “2” is the model numbers πŸ™‚
+ companies really need to hire me to “test and fix” their product names and model numbers πŸ™‚

+ GVM 50RS2L RGB 2-Light Kit for $340

+ SmallHD 702 Touch 7″ On-Camera Monitor for $899
+ personally I’m holding out for BigHD πŸ™‚

UPDATE: former Android flagship phones and MSI laptops are among the Woot deals du jour, while at Best Buy the headliner is a 14TB WD EasyStore [fans of Earth 2 call frequently call this Easy Sto’or] for $250, and the 64GB Sandisk Extreme PLUS [yellow] SDXC going for $20… Computer-y things as usual can be found at the NewEgg boiled eggs

UPDATE #2: oops, I didn’t notice it on first pass, but the scratch & dent Android phone sale includes the original Pixel for $50, the Pixel XL from $70 to $120, the Pixel 2* (regular and XL) from $100 to $160 and the Pixel 3* from $190 to $240. This if you are interested in Google’s highly-acclaimed phone-cameras… Keep in mind the latest model is the Pixel 4, and the Pixel 4a is coming soon….

Tuesday: 128GB Team microSDXC for $15, Anker 10,000 mAH for $18, Etc

At the NewEgg daily deals we find the 128GB Team UHS-I U1 C10 microSDXC card going for $15 with free US shipping, up to three per customer, sold and shipped by NewEgg itself…

There you will also find a 15.6″ ASUS gaming laptop for $1570, a $440 Acer desktop, memory, and more…

At Amazon, you can get the Anker PowerCore 10000 mAh battery-charger for $18, and a 10-pack of LiCB CR-2032 3V Lithium batteries for $5 per 10-pack…

And if you like speculative-fiction ebooks, good until 5/23/20, Tor Books (the publisher) is giving away DRM-free e-copies of the book “Tooth & Claw” by Jo Walton (available in Kindle (mobi) and ePUB formats)… For more e-reading, Amazon has a sale of 100 kindle ebooks under $2…

UPDATE: the latest Adorama daily deal (changes Wedn 10am ET) is the new condition GigaByte AERO 15.6″ gaming laptop for $1999 with free US shipping. Lots of high-end specs obviously, headlined by the NVidia RTX 2070 with 8GB of GDDR6 dedicated memory…