Archives for May 2020

Tether Tools Case Air Wireless Tethering System for $112

Tethering time, the Adorama daily deal [CORRECTED!!!] ending on Saturday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out) is the new condition Tether Tools Case Air Wireless Tethering System going for $112 with free US shipping… No coupons, no mail-in rebates…

B&H Virtual NAB 2020 Streams and Deals

If you want to participate in some NAB 2020 Virtual Action, B&H Photo is having various NAB-related videos on their website…

To go with the content they have an NAB Promotions Hub that has two type of items: 1) pre-orders of newly revealed products, and 2) deals and offers on existing products…

Happy Viewing and Shopping 🙂

PS: if you don’t want to go through the listings, these are the 37 Camera and Lens offerings… Of course a number of these products are not video-only. For example Canon’s f2.8 pro zooms, their 100mm IS macro, Panasonica’s 12-35 II f2.8, and so forth…

Pre-Order new Nikon Z50 Creator’s Kit for $1147

To coincide with what would have been NAB 2020, for those video-curious and Nikon-Z-curious, Nikon has announced a new Nikon Z50 Creator’s Kit and this is available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo for $1147. This kit includes:

+ Nikon Z50 camera
+ Nikon Z 16-50mm f3.5-6.3 DX VR
+ Rode VideoMicro shotgun microphone
+ Joby GorillaPod 3K flex
+ SmallRig mounting plate
+ Nikon Travel bag
+ Nikon school voucher

NOTE: for those not following the Nikon Z system closely, this is an APS-C / DX camera bundled with an APS-C / DX lens…

Friday: DigiPower Re-Fuel Camera Batteries, Samsung USB-C SSD, Sigma 16/1.4 DC DN [E] ending soon

There’s some action of potential interest in the Best Buy daily deals where the headliner is a 1TB Samsung T5 external USB-C SSD in the rose-gold color scheme going for $150, while the 500GB in blue goes for $80. There’s also a Wacom Bamboo Ink smart stylus (Windows Ink) going for $35, and a 40% off sale on DigiPower Re-Fuel Li-Ion batteries and charges for various Canon and Nikon mostly cameras (there’s also a battery for Olympus and one for Sony)…

UPDATE: oops, I forgot to post this earlier on, the Adorama daily deal [CORRECTED!!!] (changes Friday 10am ET) is the new condition Sigma 16mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary prime lens going for $319 with free US shipping in the Sony E mount.

UPDATE #2: physical goods continue to shyly return at the Amazon Gold Box with Anker Nebula projectors, Samsung SSDs, and Anker PowerCore 20,000 mAh chargers… Speaking of chargers, on the AA/AAA front, IKEA is debuting [rebranding?] a new 8-slot AA/AAA charger but I know not much else about it…

Case Logic DSLR Backpack for $20, Revo Remotes, Kolibri Drone for $25 [ends Sat PM]

FriYAY is here (for those working the M-F work-week) and with it we have another 4-pack of B&H daily deals, which, as usual, last until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (but B&H does not accept orders between Friday PM and Saturday PM ~ check their website for exact times}:

+ CaseLogic DSLR Compact Backpack (Indigo) for $20
+ can’t argue with the price!

+ Revo Remotes for select Sony cameras, two options, $20 to $39

+ Kolibri Hellfire HD Camera Drone for $25
+ despite the name, it does not spew fire ~ unless it’s actually on fire due to overheating 😉

+ Samson headphones for $10 or $24 as a 3-pack

FREE (Starts Thur 12pm ET): Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp

If you are quarantined indoors and you have enough caffeine to keep you awake for 22 hours straight, starting at 12pm ET on Thursday 5/14/20 at the Creative LIVE ON-AIR is a 22-hour class free streaming until Friday at 11:50am ET on Photoshop. More specifically, it’s the “Adobe Photoshop CC Bootcamp” wth Blake Rudis… Also streaming is an Instagram Hype class, a product line strategy, a website planning and wireframing class and a music class…

International Canon D-Rebel T6i with 18-55 IS STM for $499

Woot Garage is having yet another rolling variant of their promotions and under the currently in-stock Electronics they have the following camera-n-photo related items:

+ international Canon D-Rebel T6i with 18-55 IS STM lens for $500 with 90-day Woot warranty

+ multi-country AC-power and USB power-adapter (four USB Type A, one USB Type C) for $16

+ the $55 Yongnuo is sold out on its individual product page even though it has not been marked with the red diagonal “SOLD OUT” on the listings

10% off Lighting, Accessories and Tripods with KEH coupon

KEh Camera is back with another coupon promotion, good until Saturday 5/16/20 at 11:59pm eastern, coupon code ACC5A gets you 10% off Lighting, Tripods and Accessories. As usual, their shopping cart is the ultimate decider on what qualifies for the coupon and you don’t need to signup/login to “test” the coupon…

As usual, there are exclusions. No “NEW”, no “Used – Like New”, no Leica-branded, no no “Breakthrough Photography” brand, no memory cards, no extended warranties, no camera-film, NO LENSES, and no extended warranties…

Thursday: WD / Sandisk storage sale (40 options)

It’s a big storage sale among the Best Buy deals du jour for Thursday 5/14/20, a total of 40 options of the WD and Sandisk kind. Page #2 has the Sandisk SD and microSD and flash drives, while page #1 mostly has the WD hard drives of the internal and external kind. Too many to list here individually… Too many to list here individually…

UPDATE: meanwhile the current Adorama daily deal (changes Thursday 10am ET) is the new condition Flashpoint 13″ Vlogger light AC Powered 50W 5500K Fluorescent Ring Light With Bag going for $39 with free US shippings…

Thursday: SLRMagic 35mm T1.3 [X/E] for $399, 2pk 32GB Sony CFast 2.0, Premiere Elements 2.0, Etc

Thursday is here with a six-pack of B&H daily deals, good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ SLR Magic MicroPrime Cine 35mm T1.3 for $399 in Sony E mount or Fuji X mount

+ 2pk of 32GB Sony CFast 2.0 G Series Memory Card with Blackjet VX-1C Card Reader for $185

+ Adobe Premiere Elements 2020 for $60

+ EdelKrone SliderPLUS PRO Long (25″) for $589

+ Ruggard fabric rain shields, 3 options, $13 to $15

+ Senal communications headsets for $80 to $100

Pocophone F2 PRO smartphone (6/128GB version, pop-up selfie camera) for $500

If you hate notches or Selfie cameras, or you are very pro-privacy and don’t want the smartphone’s selfie camera to take unauthorized pictures, you may be interested in the brand new Xiaomi Pocophone F2 PRO smartphone. The selfie camera is a pop-up camera, nestled inside the body. It pops out in order to take a picture. And because of this, there’s no notch/holepunch or whatever that thing is called, the thing that ruins the serene surface of the front of the phone 🙂

The 6GB RAM with 128GB storage (no microSD, but it has a 3.5mm headphone jack) version of the phone is already available for purchase for $500 in various colors at Gear Best which also has the 35-minute launch video, YouTube-embedded below for your phone-entertainment…

This has the Snapdragon 865 processor, Sony IMX686 1/1.7″ pixel-binning 64mp sensor on the main camera (of the five), UFS 3.1, liquid cooling technology, 4700 mAh battery, etc, etc, …

The 8GB with 256GB which has LPDDR5 (instead of LPDDR 4X) goes for $100 more…

Starts Wedn 12pm ET (FREE to Stream): Adobe Premiere Pro CC Complete Guide

If you are dabbling into video and want to learn video-editing using Adobe Premiere PRO CC (Cash Cow edition, OOOOOOOPS Creative Cloud edition), starting at 12pm eastern on Wednesday, as the headliner of the CreativeLIVE ON-AIR classes is a free stream of the Abba Shapiro class “Adobe Premiere Pro CC Complete Guide”. This runs for 18 hours and 2 minutes, so after the first full airing, it will re-start on Thursday at 6:02am ET but it will end mid-way at the daily cut-off point, Thursday at 11:50am ET…

Wedn: 256GB Patriot EP microSDXC for $30, Samsung SSD sale

With microSD cards, I currently stick to Samsung and Sandisk, but if you feel like trying out different brands, one of the Newegg deals of the day for Wednesday 5/13/20 is the new condition 256GB Patriot EP microSDXC going for $30 with free US shipping with up to three per customers at the sale price. This V30, U3, A1, UHS-1 microSDXC is sold and shipped by NewEGG or as I like to call it, Nuevo Huevo 🙂

The other daily deals include a 27″ ASUS WQHD monitor for $270, an ASUS-i5 server motherboard, an HP 360 EliteBook, 1TB XPG Gammix, two 120GB Team GX1 2.5″ SSDs for $45, and 2x8GB Corsair memory for $80…

Yesterday Amazon Germany’s Gold Box marked the return to “physical goods” as deals of the day, now this trend has moved to the Amazon USA Gold Box where the deals du jour include a red Cuisinart and a Samsung SSD sale (nine options, $95 to $650 [4TB])…

LAST CALL (ends Wedn PM): Get 5% bonus when you Sell Your Own Gear to KEH Camera


If you have camera gear you want to sell, and don’t want to deal with classified ads and eBay and such, one option is to sell your camera gear to KEH Camera. And good until 5/13/20 at 11:59pm ET, coupon code BONUS gets you a 5% bonus on the KEH quote.

For example, if you want to sell them your Lensaholic 5mm f0.005 lens in “Very Good” condition, the KEH quote, let’s say, is fictionally $1000. When you use the 5% coupon code BONUS, you will get an extra $50, making it $1050.

Note that KEH has COVIDified their process when selling your gear, the evaluation could also happen over video chat. Getting a quote is not a commitment to sell to KEH. If you like their offer, and you want to sell your gear to them, you have to ship it to them (they also offer pickup it up from your home via the delivery service).

Wedn: Tiffen VND Filters, E-Image Tripod, Pelican, FilmCraft, Sachtler, Etc

Hump Day, in the social distancing era, is here and with it we have a handful of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ G-Tech drives, 7 options, with additional automatic in-cart discount

+ Tiffen Variable Neutral Density Filters for $60 to $80 (options: 72mm, 77mm, 82mm)
+ because why have multiple filter per thread size, when one can cover them most

+ E-Image EG05A2 Two-Stage Aluminum Tripod with GH05 Head (75mm) for $189

+ Pelican 1770 Protector Long Case (Desert Tan) for $200

+ FilmCraft Pro Series Tall Director’s Chair (30″, Black Frame, Black Canvas) for $130
+ also useful as a studio prop

+ Zoom H6 6-Input / 6-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Mic Capsules for $250 with FREE Auray universal “cat fur” for microphones
+ because audio and video go hand in hand; unless you wanna narrate your videos later “honey badger don’t care” style 😉

+ Senal SHM-1000 studio headphones for $45
+ half the price of the classic Sony 7506/V6

Flash Deals
+ Sachtler Campack Plus Backpack (Black) for $146
+ next: Sachtler Air Flow Camera backpack
+ next next: Sachtler Lite Case (large)

Meanwhile the Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET) is the new condition CyberPower Intelligent LCD Computer Battery Backup (1350VA 810W UPS, 8 Outlets) for $95 with free US shipping…

Tuesday: Vello FlashBoss TTL Transceivers, Gitzo L-Back for select Sony FF a-cameras, PGYtech bags, DraCast, Cleaning Kit

Never fear, Tuesday is here! And with it we have a new 6-pack of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) as follows:

+ Vello FlashBoss TTL transceivers four options, $40 to $70

+ Gitzo L-Bracket for Sony a7R III and a9 Cameras for $125 after automatic in-cart coupon

+ PGY Tech OneMo Backpack 25L & Shoulder Bag (Twilight Black) for $119
+ two bags, but the Twilight movies and books are (thankfully) NOT included 🙂

+ Sensei OC-CK Optics Care and Cleaning Kit for $8
+ because did you know that COVID-19 eats away at the camera’s sensor? #NotAScientificStatement

+ DraCast Boltray LED600 Plus Daylight LED Light for $139
+ because you can’t have photo-graphy without light!

+ unlocked Moto Z smarthpone (model XT-1650) for $100
+ this phone will roll off the …Edge of the latest Moto flagship 🙂

UPDATE: mayhaps a sign of progress on COVID-19 in Germany, it’s the first time in a while that the Gold Box deals of the day include non-digital items (Acer laptops, Philips TVs, etc)

New Fuji X-System Instant Savings (Cameras, Lenses, MF, RAWsumers)

If you are mesmerized by the Fuji X-system, you are in luck and your wallet is potentially in tears as there’s a new round of Fuji Instant Savings running at B&H Photo that includes both camera kits and lenses on their own. Fuji cameras may be easier to adapter-use 3rd-party lenses on, but for fans of native AF lenses the options are fewer than other mirrorless systems, which keeps the Fuji lens prices without a lot of competition. People are not even willing to let go of the kit lenses when selling the cameras 🙂

The sale includes the X-T30 with the 15-45 and freebies for $999, the 16-55 f2.8 lens with freebies for $900, and so on… Too many camera kits (X-T200, X-E3, X-A7 in the adorkable mint-green color scheme, etc) and lenses to list here individually…

In addition to those, the sale also includes some of the Fuji medium format gear along with their fixed-lens compact cameras (aka RAWsumers)… There’s also a couple of stray Finepix P&S cameras (of the water/elementproof kind)…

Sony Instant Savings on RX cameras and E system options

If you are a fan of the Sony RX-series of cameras, we have good news for you, there are some RX-series Instant Savings promotions that include the beastly speed-demon beast of the RX 10 Mark IV for $1598 with a free 64GB Sony SF-E UHS-II SDXC card and a RJ camera bag… Also participating in the sale are selections from the RX1* full-framer series and a gazillion different RX100 series models along with a couple of stray superzoom Cybershots…

But that’s not all. For fans of the E-system, they have over 80 instant savings options, too many to list here individually but you can easily peruse them and filter them over there…

Godox MonoLight Sale (17 options, $549 to $1K)

If you are looking for some lighting gear of the monolight kind and more specifically of the Godox brand, you’ve found the right post because currently B&H Photo is running a Godox sale with 17 participating products with prices ranging from $549 to $1003 with free US shipping… Sale ends 6/30/20 or earlier if sold out…

2TB Sandisk Extreme USB-C 3.1 External SSD for $300

If you prefer a USB-C connected external portable SSD, and you are fond of the way Sandisk Extreme are doing things, B&H Photo is offering the new condition 2TB USB 3.1 Type C is on sale for $300 with free US shipping until the end of day on 5/24/20 or earlier if sold out…

On the other hand, if you prefer a conventional external HDD, and you need a red color-scheme (mayhaps you are color-coding them), then you can get the 5TB Seagate Backup PLUS for $112 with free US shipping.

15% off BorrowLenses Rental with coupon

If you want to try out some new cameras or lenses or other gear, or if you need a particular lens or camera for a specific project, BorrowLenses is back with another limited time coupon promotion that gets you 15% off on your rental. All the details on this promotion can be found at the annotated screenshot below, much faster to communicate it than text 🙂

FREE Streaming: Adobe Lightroom Classic CC Complete Guide

Streaming for FREE until 11:50am ET on Tuesday 5/12/20 is the Ben Willmore 24-hour class “Adobe Lightroom Classic CC: The Complete Guide” at Creative LIVE…

Speaking of CL, they have a Lighting and Portraiture sale with prices for $29 or less. This includes “crappy light”, studio lighting, first-flash shooting, speedlights, cinematic lighting, headshots, posing, engagements, lifestyle and lots more…

UPDATE: speaking of dailies, the Adorama daily deal (changes Tuesday 10am ET) is the new condition HP Omen 27″ QHD LED Gaming Monitor for $450 with free US shipping…

Meanwhile among the NewEgg dailies you can get the new condition 120GB Patriot Burst 2.5″ 120GB SATA III Internal SSD (model PBU120GS25SSDR) for $24, up to three per customer, no coupon, no mail-in rebate, sold by NewEGG itself…

Monday: WD RED PRO NAS Drives, 13.3″ MacBook PRO (2019), BestView S5, Manfrotto BeFREE, Etc

A new round of six B&H daily deals is good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) as follows:

+ Apple 13.3″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Mid 2019, Space Gray) for $1399
+ 2.4 GHz i5 Quad, 8GB LPDDR3 RAM, 256GB SSD, 13.3″ 2560 x 1600 IPS Retina, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655, etc

+ WD RED PRO NAS drive, 8 options, discounted further with automatic in-cart coupon

+ Manfrotto Befree Live Carbon Fiber Video Tripod Kit with Twist Leg Locks for $200

+ BestView S5 5″ OCR Screen 4K HDMI On-Camera Monitor for $99

+ StudioEssentials 100W LED Monolight 2-Light Kit with Stands and Softboxes for $240

+ JBL true wireless in-ear for $55

UPDATE: among the Woot daily deals you can find iPhone 8* models, Surface 4 PRO, and Viewsonic projectors in various prices and conditions…

CL Mother Day sale: $19 to $29 for select classes

CreativeLIVE is having a Mother’s Day sale with a number of classes offered from $19 to $29 each that include portraiture, fine art photography, wildlife, newborns, etc…

Meanwhile on the free streaming front at CreativeLIVE ON-AIR, airing and repeating until 5/11/20 at 11:50am ET are the following classes:

+ 14-hour Fine Art Portraits photography class with Brooke Shaden
+ 5-hour Time management class with Laura Vanderkam

Sunday: Bolt VS-260F Flash for $30, Manfrotto, LG G7, Etc

Sunday is here with a six-pack of B&H daily deals good until 11:59mp ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ BOLT VS-260F Compact On-Camera Flash for $30 in your choice of Canon, Nikon, Sony-Minolta, Sony and Pentax-Samsung

+ Manfrotto Street Camera and Laptop Backpack for DSLR/CSC (Green and Gray) for $60

+ LG G7 for $150

+ also JBL, NuForce and Pioneer in audio products

Meanwhile the Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET) is the Flashpoint FV150 Hybrid R2 Continuous LED Light and HSS Flash (Godox FV150) going for $199 with free US shipping…

FREE to Stream: 26-hour Fine Art Photography Guide

Good until Saturday at 11:50am eastern, Creative LIVE will be live-streaming for FREE the “Fine Art Photography: The Complete Guide” with Brooke Shaden at Creative LIVE ON-AIR. Because the class is longer than 24 hours, the last couple of hours or so will not be live-streamed. Don’t worry though, it’s not a TV show, you can survive if you don’t watch the final two hours 🙂

Manfrotto CSC Backpack for $40, Elvid Optiview LCD VFs, NanGuang, Etc

It’s FriYAY and as usual the B&H daily deals run until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (but as usual B&H does not accept orders Fri PM to Sat PM):

+ ManFrotto Advanced Camera Backpack Compact 1 for CSC (Black) for $40

+ Elvid OptiView LCD ViewFinders, two options, $20 to $60

+ NanGuang TPad23-2 Bi-Color LED Panel with Front Controls for $60

+ Samson earset microphones for $80 (two options)

+ flash deal: BlackRapid Tripod Jacket for $17
+ personally, I dress all my tripods at Emporio Armani 😉

Meanwhile at the main Woot deal it’s a sale of refurbished 2019 Intel i7 and i9 MacBook PROs ranging from $1580 to $1850…

Thursday: Vello Flash Softbox, GVM LED, CoreSWX, Revo Hand Grips, Etc

Good until Thursday at 11:59pm ET we have a new round of B&H daily deals as follows:

+ Vello Universal Softbox for Portable Flash (Large) for $10

+ GVM 50RS RGB LED Panel for $175

+ CoreSWX Fleet Q Four-Position Charger for $449 (V-Mount or Gold)

+ Revo hand grips for cameras (two options, $6 to $8)

+ also gaming headset, earphones, and Sennheiser mic (flash deal)

Meanwhile the Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET) is the new condition Marantz Scope SB-C2 X/Y Stereo Condenser Microphone for DSLR Cameras for $25 with free US shipping…

Sony Instant Savings for May 2020 (152 options)

Sony fans, you have options. 152 options. These are part of the Sony Instant Savings for May 2020 that are currently up and running at B&H Photo. The sale includes various Sony FE and APS-C camera kits and combos. Obviously too many to list here individually…

USED Leica CL with 18mm lens [Paul Smith] for $3200

If you are comfortable buying used Leica camera gear, and you are a fan of “Paul Smith”, B&H Photo has in “USED CONDITION 9” the Paul Smith edition of the Leica CL with the 18mm f2.8 lens for $3200 while the new condition option goes for $4000… This is of course part of their new L mirrorless system, the camera being of the APS-C type, as hinted by the “C” in “CL”…