Archives for June 18, 2020

Rokinon 14mm f2.8 MF with Canon EF chip for $329, Moza, Kingston, Etc [ends Sat PM]

TRUE or FALSE? One of the most popular songs at photographer karaoke bars in Japan is the song o/~ here I am, Rokin-on you like a hurricane o/~ ? 🙂

Which brings us to the new condition Rokinon 14mm f2.8 IF ED UMC manual focus lens with AE chip going for $329 with free US shipping in the Canon EF system as one of the B&H daily deals, good until Saturday at 11:59pm ET [or earlier if sold out]. As usual, B&H does not accept orders Friday PM to Saturday PM [check their website for exact times], that’s why these offers have a 48-hour cycle…

The rest of them:

+ 32GB Kingston DataTraveler Mini Rex USB 3.1 Flash Drive for $6.50

+ Energizer Multi-Fit LCD Timer Remote Shutter Release for $16
+ as with most things that are multi-tip/multi-fit, they do come with their trade-offs and the reviews of this product seem to agree with this assessment, it averages 3 out of 5 based on 16 customer reviews, so read up on it if you are not familiar with it

+ BOLT CBP-C1 Compact Battery Pack for Select Canon/Nikon & Bolt VX Series Flashes for $40 each [choice of Canon or Nikon system]

+ Moza Slypod for $319
+ a very sly p(r)od(uct) indeed!

+ Pelican ProGear 1810 LED Keychain Light for $7 in two body-color options
+ all these flashlights are making me want to experiment with light painting;
+ power-blackouts are probably Christmas for Light Painters? 🙂

If you are shopping in the European market, one of the Amazon Germany deals of the day is a photography lighting products. Shock and awe! It’s the new condition GEEKOTO Softbox Set Fotostudio going for 51 euro. This being a heavy product [shipping weight 4.3 kilos (around 9 lbs)], shipping costs may be prohibitive unless you are in the free shipping zone (Germany, Austria, etc)… Also there you can get the AUKEY mechanical LED-illuminated keyboard for 42.50 euro but note that this is the German QWERTZ configuration, not the “normal” QWERTY configuration…

Meanwhile the headliner Woot deal du jour is a big iPhone sale going from 7 to 11 in options. WWDC is next week though, so if you must need not get one right now, you may want to see what Apple is …COOKing this TIMe (surely I’m not the first one to do this “hidden” Tim Cook thing?)

Apple also leads the way at the Best Buy daily deals with a 15.4-inch MacBook PRO sale…

SSD prices have dropped enough where you don’t have to settle for the 64GB or the 128GB options. One of the Friday NewEGG daily deals [remember these start at 3am eastern] is the 512GB HP S700 PRO 2.5″ SATA III 3D NAND internal SSD going for $60…

Two Creative LIVE sales: 15 for $15, 50 under $20

We have a couple of sales in progress at Creative LIVE as follows: First up it’s a $15 classes for $15 each sale that includes Zack Arias [“Foundations of a Working Photographer”], Photoshop 101, Music Photography, Adobo Camera RAW, Mirroless Portraits, family, Nature Photography (Art Wolfe), Curvy woman posing, and more!

Next up is a 50 classes under $20 sale that includes Fine Art, Outdoor, Visual Story-Telling, weddings, light(n)ing [but not thunderbolt], newborn, videography, Capture ONE PRO, fashion, business side, macro, Lightroom CC, and many and more [there are 50 of them after all].

On the other hand, if you prefer not to pay anything at all, we got you covered as well as the ON-AIR schedule continues to free-stream classes daily. For a recap of the next few days of free-streaming, which starts and ends at 12pm eastern each day, check our earlier post

PRO PHOTOGRAPHY TIP OF THE DAY: when faced with a difficult exposure or impossible to detangle composition, USE THE FORCE!

DJI Father’s Day sale until 6/21/20

If you are a fan of DJI gear and you like to buy from a company’s official store, good until 6/21/20 DJI is running their Fathers Day sale featuring a variety of their products including Mavic 2 PRO ($1410), PRO+ ($1819), Zoom ($1169), Zoom+ ($1549), Mavic Mini ($399), etc. Also on sale are P4P, Goggles, Fly More combos, FPV Remote Controller ($259), and Ronins [movie not included!]

Thursday: Lens Calibration PRO, Manfrotto 504HD, Tamrac Goblins, PowerEX, Atomos, IndiPRO, Kindle Paperwhite

Thursday is here and we have a new 6-pack of B&H daily deals [TESTED: correct link] good until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out. Not a lens day but a “home dpreviewer day” since they have lens calibration as a headliner offer:

+ Reikan Focal Pro Lens Calibration for $90
+ not to be confused with the famous french audio gear FOCAL

+ manFrotto 504HD Head & Carbon Fiber Twin Leg Video Tripod Kit (100/75mm, Ground Spreader) for $580

+ Tamrac Goblin Lens Pouch 1.0 for $8 in four color schemes ~ a practical way to color-code your lenses 🙂
+ eg green for landscape, red for portraits, blue for macro, black for wide

+ PowerEX MH-C204GT Smart Charger and 8-Pack of Pro Rechargeable AA NiMH Batteries Kit for $23~
+ 2700 mAh non-LSD batteries; AC power and car adapters included;
+ six hours for fully depleted batteries;

+ Atomos Connect Convert Fiber for $79
+ two options: Fiber to SDI or SDI to Fiber
+ both are blindingly red

+ Indipro Universal Power Grip with Cage for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K/6K and Charger Kit for $250

UPDATE: the headliner Amazon Gold Box deal of the day is the new condition latest Kindle Paperwhite ereader (Wifi only, 8GB, black, With Special Offers) for $100 with up to five per customer at the sale price. The other pastel back-body colors go for $105 [plum, sage, blue]. These are not cases. Cases are sold separately because $$$. The option Without Special Offers is +$20. You can optionally add a free 3-month Kindle Unlimited subscription but note that unless you cancel it, it will auto-renew at the standard rate [leave a note in your calendar/to-do apps]… The 32GB options is available in all four colors for $130 each…

NOTE: if you have older Kindles attached to your Amazon account, you may be offered a trade-in upgrade promotion. Sign-in and it will be tell what’s what…