Archives for June 2020

Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary w/FREE Tiffen UV for $289 [E/m43/EF-M]

Prime time for fans of Sony E, Micro Four Thirds and Canon EF-M, the new condition Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens is on sale for $289 with free US shipping and a free 52mm Tiffen UV filter at B&H Photo as part of their OPTIC deals…

OPTIC 2020 Sales at B&H Photo

It’s OPTIC time at B&H Photo with two days worth of online content and of course they have assorted deals to go with the online show…

As with many other shows [see Trade Show Calendar], OPTIC has moved to the interwebs, which is the most reasonable thing to do while COVID uncertainty remains…

Top 40 Sellers under $29 at CL

Creative LIVE is back with another Top 40 Classes sale with classes going for $29 or less. Some big ticket classes are included in this such as “Fundamental Photography”, Fine Art Photography Complete Guide, Photoshop CC Bootcamp, Lightroom Classic CC complete guide, Posing, Lighting, Nature, Flowers, Bird, film-making, and more…

Meanwhile at the ON-AIR schedule the following classes are streaming for FREE until Tuesday at ~11:50am ET:

+ Lifestyle Family Photography
+ Engagement Photography
+ Mastering People Skills
+ Persistence and Hard Work
+ Audio Home Recording
+ etc

LAST CALL: refurbished Panasonic TS25 element-proof P&S for $80 [ends Tue 10am ET]

It’s camera day at the Adorama deal of the day, good until Tuesday at 10am ET [or earlier if sold out] you can get the refurbished Panasonic TS25 elementproof point-and-shoot digital camera for $80 with free US shipping and a 90-day Panasonic warranty. This is the orange color scheme…

Monday: Sigma 24-105/4 DG OS HSM ART for $649 [C/N], Vanguard VEO2, SpyderX, SpiderPRO, Etc

UPDATE: the Amazon Gold Box deal of the day is the new condition Samsung S20 Plus going for $950 in the 128GB version and $1100 in the 512GB version… Also on sale is the Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Machine by De’Longhi with coffee capsules included for $115…

I think they need to reboot the week with some new names and branding. This whole Monday, Tuesday, … , Sunday thing is getting boring. But until the reboot is complete, today is indeed Monday 6/8/20 and with it we have a LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art for $649 in your choice of Nikon F or Canon EF
+ a sign of how well the Nikon and Canon full frame mirrorless systems are doing is mayhaps if/when Sigma starts making many of their lenses for those systems ๐Ÿ™‚

+ Vanguard VEO 2 204AB Aluminum Tripod with Compact Ball Head (Red, 4.4′) for $50
+ there’s only a little bit of red on it, it’s not a USSR full-on red tripod ๐Ÿ™‚

+ DataColor SpyderX Photo Kit for $199

+ SpiderPro Hand Strap for $25 in two color options

+ Pancro Professional Lens Cleaner (4 oz) for $12

The headliner of the Amazon Chermany gold bote is a new condition 14-inch Lenova IdeaPAD Slim Windows laptop for 429 euro with 8GB RAM, Ryzen 5 3500U, 512GB SSD storage, 52.5 Wh battery, backlit keyboard, Vega 8, 1080p, etc. Note that this has the Germany QWERTZ keyboard…

MEanwhile at the Woot dailies there’s an open-box Chromebook Pixel (first generation) for $220 in Clearance, and an open-box Logitech MK550 Wave wireless keyboard x mouse combo for $40. Not for tight desk spaces as you can tell from the picture ๐Ÿ™‚

For fans of nature and the great outdoors (and the simulated-outdoors indoors), the Best Buy daily deals headliner is a sale on Rexing trail cameras and binoculars. For those leading a USB-C lifestyle, there’s a Satech USB-C Mobile Hub for $40…

60% off Wall Decor, 50% off Prints & Enlargements [WP]

IF you are fond of Walgreens Photo, they have a new round of print offerings good until 6/13/20 with the usual coupon restrictions. The offers include 60% off Wall Decor, 50% off Prints and Enlargements and Posters, and more…

The ticking clock you see there is for Father’s Day delivery times. The offers themselves expire on 6/13/20 at 11:59pm central time…

Sunday: DataColor SpyderX, Tamrac Nagano, Zhiyun LAB, Litra, SpiderPRO, 32GB Sandisk microSD, Etc

Good until Sunday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) is a new 6-pack of B&H Photo daily deals as follows:

+ 32GB Sandisk Ultra microSD with two adapters (full-size SD, USB card reader) for $6.49

+ DataColor SpyderX Elite Colorimeter for $170

+ Tamrac Nagano 16L Camera Backpack (Black) for $170

+ Zhiyun WEEBILL LAB Handheld Stabilizer for Mirrorless Cameras for $229

+ LitraTorch 2.0 Photo and Video Light (Drone Edition) for $50

+ SpiderPro Single Camera System for $79

MEanwhile the current Adorama daily deal (changes Monday 10am ET) is the new condition Flashpoint FV200 R2 Hybrid Continuous LED Light and HSS Flash (Godox FV200) for $299 with free US shipping… Optional financing option is also available for $50 for six months…

Saturday: 512GB PNY PRO Elite microSDXC for $85

Among the Best Buy deals du jour for 6/6/20 is the new condition 512GB PNY PRO Elite microSDXC card going for $85. This is a V30, UHS-I, U3, A2. Nothing pleases a marketer more than throwing a collection of random letters and numbers at a consumer ๐Ÿ™‚

21 Classes for $21 each at CL

Another day another flash sale at Creative LIVE, this time they have 21 classes for $21 each and this includes DSLR Film-Making, Portraiture, Newborn, Fine Art, animals, street, birds, landscapes and of course weddings…

PRO TIP: there are millions of wedding photographers, it’s a very crowded field. Instead, invest in a brand new field, divorce photography! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Meanwhile at the free-streaming-for-24-hours starting at 12pm eastern every day ON-AIR SCHEDULE there’s a bird photography with Franz Lanting, a short drawing class [a relaxing hobby to pickup for downtimes and brain resets], and a music theory [for electronic musicians but it works for all people]…

The next wave of free-streamers starting at 12pm ET on Saturday includes the “Basics of Adobe Cash Cow” [OOOPS, Creative Cloud], filming families, copywriting, growing your photo business, etc…

SLR Magic 50mm T1.4 MicroPrime Cine for $429 [M43]

The one day I forgot to check the Adorama daily deal and it’s a lens! It’s the new condition SLR Magic 50mm T1.8 MicroPrime Cine going for $429 with free US shipping in the Micro Four Thirds system. Offer ends on Saturday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out)…

Saturday: Powerex Charger with 8 AA for $20, Manfrotto, Vello Wireless Live View Kit [C/N], Etc

Good until Saturday at 11:59pm ET [or earlier if sold out] is the following six-pack of B&H daily deals:

+ Powerex Smart Charger with Rechargeable AA NiMH Batteries (1.2V, 2600mAh, 8-Pack) for $20
+ you get a 4-slot charger and 8 rechargeable AAs (2600 mAh, not LSD) and AC and car adapters
+ I remember these from way back in the old days of the very Web 1.0 internet commerce website where any kind of graphics or pictures were banned ๐Ÿ˜‰

+ it looks like a P&S camera from the front but it’s the PapaGO GoSafe 230 1080p Dash Camera for $40

+ MAnfrotto 504HD Fluid Video Head for $240

+ Vello FreeWave Viewer VL Wireless Live View Remote Kit with AV/Shutter & Infrared Cables for Select Canon and Nikon Cameras for $80
+ see listing for compatibility info

+ Pelican 2430 MityLite Xenon Flashlight for $10 in two color (of the shell, not the light) options
+ don’t forget these might also be of interest to “light painting” photography

+ IK iKlip A/V Smartphone Grip with Integrated Mic Preamp for $80

Thursday: Zen Camera by David Ulrich for $2 [ebook]

Good until Thursday 6/4/20 at 11:59pm pacific time [I almost forgot to post it!], as one of the Amazon Kindle daily deals, you can get the 224-page Kindle ebook “Zen Camera” by David Ulrich for $1.99 but you also receive a $0.30 store credit towards future purchases of “Great on Kindle” ebooks. The store credit is applied automatically and expires automatically if not used.

The ebook averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 74 customer reviews. The price was right so I just purchased it but obviously I can’t read it and digest it and review it before the expiration time. I’m not a 32-core system after all, I’m just a Celeron ๐Ÿ™‚

As the Zen in the title hints at, this is a blend of photography and (Westernized) Zen, so prepare for some spiritual materialism ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you want to take a shot at the book but you are not sure whether it’s something you’d like, and you are going to have the time in the next few days to dive into it, note that Amazon offers refunds of ebooks within a few days after purchase. Locate the purchase under amazon.com/myk [myk = my kindle] and request a refund.I think it’s seven days but I’m not 100% certain.

Thursday: 10% off Lighting, Tripods and Accessories with KEH coupon

KEH Camera is back with a limited time offer, this one is running for 24 hours only, good until 11:59pm ET on Thursday 6/4/20, it is a Lighting and Tripods and Accessories sale. Coupon code ACC6A gets you 10% off their current prices.

There are plenty of exclusions ~ as usual for “accessories” offers of this kind:
+ no Leica, no Breakthru Photography brands
+ no “NEW” condition
+ no “USED – Like New” condition
+ no Camera Film
+ no Memory Cards
+ no Extended Warranties
+ no LENSES
+ no Converters

If there’s anything left, happy shopping ๐Ÿ˜‰

Joking aside, the easiest way to find out if something’s eligible is to add it to the shopping cart and enter the coupon. You don’t have to login/signup to test the coupon…

Thursday: GVM, SAchtler, Celestron, Savage, ReVo, Etc

With it, Thursday brings heavy foreshadowing of the weekend, but it also brings six new B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) as follows:

+ Savage LiteShaper Flexible LED Panel for $99

+ ReVo ST-1000 Pro Video Stabilizer for $50

+ SAchtler Lightweight Audio Bag for $140 in Medium, $150 in Large

+ GVM GT-80WD Wireless Carbon Fiber Motorized Camera Slider (31″) with Bluetooth Remote for $289

+ Celestron ExploraScope 60AZ 60mm f/12 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope for $50
+ you too can be a UFO Hunter!

+ LG G7 fit LM-Q850QM 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked) for $149
+ wait until you see the workout program LG gave this phone in order to become …fit ๐Ÿ˜‰

The headliner Woot daily deal is a refurbished 15-inch Apple MacBook PRO sale featuring 2019 models [this year is 2020 ~ in case you are confusingly floating in time like me] with i7 and i9 processors, going for $1580 to $1850…

And at the NewEgg dailies they have the 128GB Team microSDXC for $14, WD RED hard drives and SSDs, $85 ASUS Chromebit [budget mini-desktop running ChromeOS], and other “real” computers as well…

And for EU shoppers, the Amazon Chermany Gold Bote offers for just 112 euro-dollars a fanless mini PC with Atom quad-core, 4GB RAM, 64GB on-board and a surprising number of ports (including dual screen support)… There’s also a laptop sale featuring Lenovo, HP, ASUS and mo(i)re…

Wedn: Peak Design, GMV 2-Light Kit, Sachtler, Miops, Manfrotto, Atomos, AMD Ryzen 3 3200G, Etc

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

+ Peak Design Everyday Backpack (30L, Charcoal) for $160

+ GVM LS-P80S LED 2-Light Kit with Filters for $198

+ sachtler Ace M System Black Edition with Tripod & Mid-Level Spreader (75mm Bowl) for $450

+ Manfrotto TwistGrip Complete Kit for $50
+ no, it’s not a doorknob!

+ Miops Splash Water Drop Kit for $89

+ Atomos Connect Split | SDI for $98

UPDATE: if you want to put your eggs in a budget Ryzen basket, one of the NewEgg daily deals is the AMD Ryzen 3 3200G quad core desktop processor for $88 [as of the time of writing it ranks at #505 among all processors at cpubenchmark.net]… And if you are a gamer or quarantine has turned you into a gamer, they offer a 1-year Playstation Plus membership for $42…

Meanwhile among the Best Buy offers there’s a budget Moto E6 smartphone, 48pks of single use Insignia AA or AAA alkalines [only 4 batteries per $1, prices have gone up ~ a few years ago it was around 6 batteries per $1], NordVPN subscriptions and more….

For EU shoppers, Amazon Germany’s Gold Box they have a Transcend storage sale that includes their 64GB Premium SDXC card (up to 90MB/sec) for just under 10 euro-dollars ๐Ÿ™‚

Top Bootcamp CL Classes from $19 to $29 each

Running for 24 hours until Wednesday 11:50am ET is a 24-hour Wedding Photography class with Jasmine Star as the CreativeLIVE ON-AIR headliner for Tuesday 6/2/20…

Speaking of CL, they are having a Top Bootcamps sale for $19 to $29. These include Lightroom Classic CC, Portraiture, Premiere PRO CC, Fine Art Photography, Photochop CC, Weddings a plenty, Newborns, Final Cut PRO X [no, not the Pink Floyd album], BooDooAR, outdoors, Beginners, and more….

For some of the classes, to see the sale price you must needs visit the individual class product page… This is a limited time sale however, so the sale prices won’t stick around forever…

Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN for $229 [E] {exp Wedn 10am ET}

The current Adorama deal du jour is the new condition Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN lens for the Sony E-system going for $229 with free US shipping until Wednesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out)…

Tuesday: Vello WB Cards Set of Sets, 128GB Transcend CFast 2.0, Tamrac BushWick, Gitzo, Samsung, Etc

Good until Tuesday 6/2/20 at 11:59pm ET [or earlier for any that sell out ahead of their designated expiration time] you can get the following B&H Photo deals du jour:

+ 128GB Transcend CFX650 CFast 2.0 Flash Memory Card for $130

+ Tamrac Bushwick 4 Camera Shoulder Bag (Black) for $25
+ because let’s face it, you have to have four bags for every single camera or lens you own ๐Ÿ˜‰

+ Vello White Balance Card Sets (Small, Medium, and Large) for $20
+ this is a set of 3 sets (small, medium, large)
+ each set has a black, white and 18% Gray card
+ so you end up with nine WB cards, organized in 3×3 sets

+ InoVatic Pro Monitor Mount for $144

+ Gitzo GT4533LS Systematic Series 4 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long) for $650
+ cue ZZ Top “Legs”

+ Blizzard LB-Par Quad RGBW LED Light for $130
+ photographers are after all vampires of the light ๐Ÿ˜‰

Elsewhere at the Best Buy dailies there’s a Samsung theme today with tablets, TVs, soundbars, Galaxy A-series phones, PowerBots, Ranges (no, not dynamic ranges, no, not range-finders), fitness trackers, wireless earbuds, T5 SSDs, and non-tablet refrigerators ๐Ÿ™‚

If you are a fan of Team storage products, it’s always a party at the NewEgg daily deals, today’s offer is their 128GB Color II microSDXC for $16 [without promo code]… Also part of the offers the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-core Intel-nightmare for $700, and such…

UPDATE: speaking of Samsung, there’s $200 off on a 65″ Samsung QLED with Alexa at the Amazon Gold Box

Get 5% bonus when you Sell Your Own Gear to KEH Camera [ends 6/14/20 PM]

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 6/14/20 at 11:59pm ET, coupon code KEHBONUS 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 KEHBONUS, 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).

This Week (FREE CL streams): Weddings, Bird Photography, Photoshop CC, Light Painting, Etc

Let’s take a look at some of the potentially interesting classes that will be streaming this week, for FREE during each 24 window of each class, at Creative LIVE ON-AIR:

+ Monday: Fundamentals of Photography (24 hour class)

+ Tuesday: Wedding Photography with Jasmine Star
+ Using Pinterest to grow your business

+ Wednesday: Light Painting for Beginners
+ also Etsy shop and Facebook

+ Thursday: Photoshop CC Complete Guide
+ Illustrator CC Complete Guide
+ Grow your business using Snapchat

+ Friday: Art of Photographing Birds (with Franz Lanting)
+ Hype your brand on Instagram

+ Saturday: Basics of Adobe CC
+ Filming Families (modern family video)

+ Sunday: Environmental Portrait Photography
+ Etsy 101
+ build a social media plan that actually makes money