Archives for October 2020

Sunday: VisibleDust, Shure, Etc

Sun-day is here, hopefully with some sun, and we have four new B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Visible Dust Medium Format Orange VSwabs (12-Pack) for $33

+ Bracketron Xtreme Grip XL Phone Holder with USB Car Charger for $8

+ Shure MOTIV MV88+ Video Kit Digital Stereo Microphone and Accessories for Smartphones (iOS, Android) for $179

+ Shure SE846 Sound-Isolating Earphones with Bluetooth 5.0 and Wired Accessory Cables for $549

BAG the non-camera BAG at the Meh daily deal it is the fลซl Escape 21″ Rolling Expandable Carry-On Luggage, model FLML0026-001, going for $29 with free shipping for Meh-members…

PSA: time change once again, and this time it is FALL BACK = an extra hour for ZZzZzz or an extra hour for an extra ZZ Top album stream ๐Ÿ˜‰

Flashpoint eVOLV 200 TTL Pocket Flash Dual Head Pro Kit for $509

You are not seeing double! There are almost two of each at the current Adorama daily deal (changes Sunday 10am ET), it is the new condition Flashpoint eVOLV 200 TTL Pocket Flash Dual Head Pro Kit going for $509 with free US shipping. Check the listings for what’s included…

Saturday: Kodak Instant Printer for $70, Instant Digital Camera for $110

It’s Kodak time at the Amazon USA Gold Box, good until Saturday 10/31/20 at 11:59pm pacific time (or earlier if sold out) they have a sale on a lucky 13 Kodak Instant Printers and Instant Cameras with prices ranging from $70 (bluetooth instant printers) to $110 (instant digital camera built-in with instant printer). These are available in multiple color schemes, both fashionably colorful but also there are a couple of more “serious” color schemes for more subdued situations…

PS: there are no Halloween limited editions ๐Ÿ™‚

Genustech 77mm VND & CPF for $79, Porta Brace, Snaptain

As usual, the Friday B&H daily deals run until Saturday at 11:59pm ET, and this time around we have a six-pack of them:

+ GenusTech 77mm Variable Neutral Density and Circular Polarizer Filter for $79

+ Snaptain SP500 Foldable 1080p GPS Drone for $100 after automatic in-cart coupon

+ Porta Brace TLQB-46XTOR Quick Tripod/Light Case with Wheels for $246

+ Olympus LS-P1 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (4GB, Silver) for $70
+ strangely, not a member of Micro Four Thirds ๐Ÿ™‚

+ also a world-travel power adapter for $16, and budget truly wireless headphones for $20; speaking of which the Meh friday daily deal is an Anker truly wireless for $39…

UPDATE: among the Friday Woot dailies there are a few Surface PRO tablets, phone accessories and a Lenovo desktop PC…

Meanwhile at the Friday NewEgg dailies there are plenty of storage/memory options…

UPDATE #2: the Adorama daily deal (changes Saturday 10am ET) is the Nintendo 32GB Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue & Red Joy-Con Controllers with accessories for $390 with free US shipping…

Litra LitraTorch 2.0 Filter Set Limited Edition for $64

Filter, no, not the band, is the theme of the latest Adorama daily deal good until Friday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out). It is the new condition Litra LitraTorch 2.0 Filter Set Limited Edition, a self-described “Adorama Exclusive Kit”, going for $64 with free US shipping… As of the time of writing it has three customer reviews with a 4.3 out of 5 average (2 5-stars, 1 3-star)…

Thursday: Vanguard, Pelican, Celestron, Samsung, MSI, Etc

It’s a name-brand day at the Thursday B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if soldout):

+ Vanguard Alta Pro 2 263AB100 Aluminum-Alloy Tripod with BH-100 Ball Head Kit for $100

+ Pelican 1535 Air 2017 Wheeled Carry-On Air Case with Pick-n-Pluck Foam in silver or orange color schemes for $168

+ Celestron 10×50 Granite Binoculars for $300

+ Samsung The Frame LS03 65″ Class HDR UHD Smart LED TV for $998

UPDATE: the current Adorama daily deal (changes Thursday 10am ET) is the K&F Concept Carbon Fiber SA254C1 tripod going for $99 with free US shipping…

Meanwhile at the Best Buy dailies they have, among others:

+ GE C color changing LED light bulbs
+ 14″ HP Ryzen 3 laptop for $320
+ Samsonite Andande 2 24″ wheeled duffel bag for $28

+ $5 Best Buy gift card with a $50 Chipotle gift card
+ health note: tasty as it may be, Chipotle food is high on salt (read the nutritional info)

And at the Woot dailies they have MSI gaming desktop computers,

And at Woot’s longer-running pre-holiday deals (expire 11/8/20 or earlier if sold out) they have Energizer AA or AAA single-use batteries, a generic action cam kit for $40, Epson projectors, Vizio and JVC TVs, refurbished Brookstone Photoshare digiframes ($80 to $90), etc…

Also part of the longer-running deals they have Computer-related sales with the same 11/8/20 expiration that include Galaxy tablets, Acer 5 Spin ultra-thin, Lenovo 2in1, Mobile Pixels 12.5″ portable monitors, Kindle 6″ Oasis e-reader with cover for $180, more laptops, and a must have item in my opinion, the refurbished Logitech K400 Wireless (USB RF) Touch(pad) keyboard for $20. It uses single-use batteries (I forgot if it’s AA or AAA). It uses the Logitech Unifying receiver and can also be used with any phones or tablets that support USB OTG (with the appropriate microUSB or USB-C (to full size USB) adapter…

And finally at the Amazon USA Gold Box they too have GE C color-changing light bulbs, and a sale of various Celestrons (binos and one telescope {unfortunately it can’t see the “new water” on the moon ๐Ÿ™‚ }…

Wedn: Angelbird, Wiral, Light Bulbs, Etc

Hump Day is here once again! It was named so because it sits right in the middle of the Mon-Fri work-week. For this reason, and nothing more!

We start with the Meh daily deal for 10/28/20, it is a choice of Geeni Prisma color smart light bulbs ranging from $19 to $35 plus shipping (free S&H for meh-members)…

Then to the B&H dailies we go where they feature a 4-pack until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ 500GB AngelBird AtomX SSDmini for $150
+ neither angels, nor birds are included ๐Ÿ™‚

+ WiRal Lite Cable Camera Motion System for $249

+ also CAD microphone and Sennheiser earphones

Tuesday: Seagate HDD sale, 1TB to 10TB, $45 to $170

It’s Seagate USB 3.0 external hard drive time at the Tuesday 10/27/20 Amazon USA Gold Box as follows, up to three of each item per customer at the sale price from Amazon herself:

+ 5TB Backup Plus Slim for $98
+ 4TB Backup Plus Slim for $84
+ 2TB Backup Plus Slim for $53
+ 1TB Backup Plus Slim for $45

+ 8TB Desktop for $123

+ 10TB Expansion Desktop for $170

Tuesday: Pelican, KOWA, Vello Accelerator Adapters, Morphie

Toons-Day is here and a 6-pack this time of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET or earlier for anything that may sell out ahead of its designated expiration time…

+ Pelican MPB35 Backpack (35L, Realtree Edge / Tan) for $67

+ KOWA TSN-883 88mm PROMINAR PFC Spotting Scope (Angled or Straight Viewing, Requires Eyepiece) for $1699

+ Vello Accelerator AF lens adapters for $99, two options:
+ Canon EF/EF-S lenses to Sony E bodies
+ Nikon F lenses to Sony E bodies

+ Vello Autofocus adapter for $99
+ Canon EF/EF-S lenses to M43rds bodies

+ also webcam with AF, Wifi bullet camera and Astell & Kern audiophile “mp3 player”

Today’s flagship phones are very hungry but a 10,000 mAh powerbank is still a respectable amount especially for non-phones! The Meh daily deal for Tuesday 10/27/20 is a 2-pack of Morphie 10,000 mAh (each) powerbanks for $24 plus shipping (free S&H for Meh-members)….

Fujifilm VF-X21 External OVF for $60

Fuji fans, good until Tuesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out) you can get the new condition Fujifilm VF-X21 External OVF for $60 with free US shipping as the current Adorama daily deal

New iPad Air (4th generation, 2020) down to $559

The starting price of the new iPad Air (4th generation, 2020 model, 10.9″, Wifi-only, 64GB on-board) is $599 but for a limited time B&H Photo is offering the green color scheme for $559. This is not a leafy dark green, more of a soothing pastel pistachio-ice-cream green.

Interesting to note how the “storage steps” have gone with Apple. With this model, there are two steps, 64GB and 256GB and the difference is +$150 because now Apple considers the jump from 64GB to 128GB a “half stop” ($50), while the jump from 128GB to 256GB remains a “full stop” ($100).

The cellular option (4G LTE) is the usual +$130…

With Google and manufacturers ignoring Android tablets (Chromebooks are the new tablets seems to be good enough for Google these days) even Apple haters had and have been turning to iPads ๐Ÿ™‚

Monday: Celestron, Sirui Tripod, Boling, Zoom, Etc

Oh noez, Monday is here, get ready for another M-F work-week, or M-Sa, or M-Su! Regardless, there’s a new 4-pack of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for any that may sell out ahead of its designated expiration time):

+ Celestron National Parks Foundation ExploraScope 114AZ 114mm f/8.8 Alt-Az Reflector Telescope
+ REMINDER: NASA has planned a live audio event for 12pm ET on Monday for an announcement about the Moon! (I’m sure it will be revealed they discovered an ancient Klingon Moonbase over there!)

+ SirUI SR-3004 SR Series Professional Aluminum Tripod for $200

+ Boling Pocket LED RGB Video Light for $100

+ Zoom H1n 2-Input / 2-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Onboard X/Y Microphone for $80

And now to the Best Buy dailies, which outsurvived against all odds (and incompetence) Circuit City, HH Gregg, Montgomery Ward’s Electric Avenue, The Incredible Universe, etc:

+ 13″ MacBook PRO with touch and magic bar

+ Hampton Peace smart lighting and such

+ 1TB WD Easystore external HDD for $45

+ monitor mounting arms

+ indoors air quality monitor (don’t want our indoors pictures to be polluted!)

+ standing desk with keyboard tray

Meanwhile the Adorama daily deal (changes Monday 10am ET) is the Godox VL300 300W LED Video Light going for $499 with free US shipping.

UPDATE: the NewEgg omelettes du jour for Monday are up and among them:

+ 8TB Seagate Desktop external HDD for $125 after $20 promo code
+ ASUS 24″, Intel i5-10600K, more storage

4 Magazines for $16 total for 1-year, including two photography options

If you are willing to subscribe to four magazines or more, you can get a great per magazine price at this week’s 4 for $16 DiscountMags sale. You select four or more magazines, and you pay $4 per magazine per year.

This includes two photography options, “Digital Photo PRO” and “Outdoor Photographer”…

These are printed magazines delivered by mail to USA addresses. No auto-renewals…

Sunday: Tamrac, Neewer Ringlights, HUION graftabs, Etc

Never fear, Sunday is here with a mix of daily deals from various retailers as usual…
Some action at the Sunday Amazon US/A Holiday Epic Deals / Gold Box as follows:

+ up to 39% off Neewer Ringlights and other accessories, 12 options, $18 to $160

+ up to 30% off HUION graphics tablets
+ because $WACOM$

+ up to 30% Vankyo projectors
+ around 100 Kindle ebook daily deals

Meanwhile at the B&H Photo dailies they have, a 4-pack until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for any that may sellout ahead of time):

+ Tamrac Quick Release Microfiber Shoulder Strap (Brown) for $10
+ photographic Z snaps!

+ Pelican 2430 MityLite Xenon Flashlight for $10
+ because light painting is fun!

+ Ion Audio Insta Sound Portable Indoor/Outdoor Bluetooth Speakers for $45
+ audio killed the written word star?

+ SoundCraft Ui16 16-Input Remote-Controlled Digital Mixer for $300 after automatic in-cart coupon

And at the Woot dailies there’s refurbished MacBooks in “Computers” and an adjustable laptop stand in “Home and Kitchen”…

Speaking of Woot, among their current Best Sellers they have a 256GB PNY Elite microSDXC for $32 and Sony single use batteries and a PNY USB flash drive and such…

Kipon Canon EF/EF-S Lens to C Mount Camera adapter for $20

Have Canon EF and EF-S lenses and want to mount them to C-mount cameras? OR are you a lens adapter collector OR want to be featured on a future episode of (Camera) Hoarders? Good until Sunday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out) the current Adorama daily deal is the new condition Kipon Canon EF/EF-S Lens to C Mount Camera adapter going for $20 with free US shipping…

Saturday: Brookstone digiframes, LED Light Strips, Samsung, Etc

Headlining the Amazon USA Gold Box for Saturday October 24 in 2020 is a sale on Brookstone digital picture frame with prices ranging from $70 to $130…

Also part of the dailies over there is a sale on colorful LED light strips with prices ranging from $10 to $25…

Samsung is the theme at the Best Buy dailies with Galaxy Tablets, Note 10* phones, encrypted SSDs, Tizen 85″ 4K TVs, EVO Plus microSD cards, internal SSD, vacuum de roboto, and more Samsungs!

SpyderLensCal AF Calibration Aid for $39, Manfrotto TwistGrip $50, Etc

FriYAY is here with a new 48-hour round of B&H daily deals good until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (or if sold out ~ and earlier for the flash deals obviously):

+ DataColor SpyderLensCal Autofocus Calibration Aid for $39

+ Manfrotto TwistGrip Complete Kit for $50
+ the thumbnail may look like a doorknob from a distance but it’s not ๐Ÿ™‚

+ Sachtler Camporter Camera Bag (Small) for $80

+ 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 106 USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $4
+ or a 5-pack for $20 (same price per GB but you get more of them)

+ flash deal: Spiffy Gear Light Blaster with Universal Studio Adapter Kit for $89

Light painters may be interested in the Friday Meh daily deal, it’s the Coleman 650 Lumen LED Flashlight for $25 with free shipping for Meh-members…

UPDATE: among the Friday Best Buy daily deals you can get, among others:

+ 10.1″ NixPlay Wifi digital picture frame for $140

+ 12TB WD EasyStore external USB 3.0 HDD for $200

+ 32GB Sandisk iXpand USB 3.0/Lightning flash drive for $20
+ why the price so high for 32GB? Why, #AppleTax of course ๐Ÿ™‚

+ Insignia projectors

+ Insignia 800 lumen rechargeable LED flashlight for $29

Used Panasonic GH5 Body for $1079+ [NEW $1398 w/LOTS of Freebies]

If of all the M43rds video-friendly cameras out there it is the Panasonic GH5 body only the one you want, as of the time of writing you can get it in “USED – Condition Excellent Plus” for $1079 at Adorama… You can also get it in “USED – Condition 9+” for $1160 at B&H Photo

The current new condition price is $1400 (okay, $1398) at various authorized Panasonic dealers, some of which are bundling it with a boatload of free accessories, for example, at Adorama’s website there are four different accessor-a-palooza bundles with Marantz or Rode Mic, Extreme PRO SDXC, on-camera light, camera bag, extra batteries/chargers. One of hte bundles has the V-Log…

All four of the new condition bundles above at Adorama’s are eligible for the OPTIONAL combined purchase discount, simply expand the little thing that says “Special Offer Create Your Bundle and Save Up to $410!” and you’ll see them all. SPOILERS: the options are Sigma, Rokinon, 7artisans, Kamlan prime lenses. Each lens’s discount is stackable, so if you buy all the participating lenses, your total combined purchase discount will be $410.

The cheapest combined purchase add-on lens is the 7artisans 25/1.8 for +$65, and the 7artisans 50/1.8 for +$74… The most expensive option is the Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine DS for a +$599…

Thursday: Sirui Tripod CF, DraCast BoltRay, NiSi ND Filter Kits, Etc

Thirstday is here and with it we have a new 4-pack of B&H daily deals, good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ SirUI N-1204SK N-S Series Tripod (Carbon Fiber) for $200

+ DraCast Boltray LED600 Plus Daylight LED Light for $139 with FREE Dracast NP-F 2200mAh 2-Battery and Charger Kit

+ STS Disposable 3-Ply Face Mask for $6 (50pk) to $10 (100pk)

+ Nuforce BE Sport3 Wireless In-Ear Sports for $10

UPDATE: for fans of real/analog watches, Amazon USA has a Citizen sale of various kinds…

UPDATE #2: the latest Adorama daily deal (changes Friday 10am ET) is a sale on the 77mm and 82mm NiSi Special Edition ND Circular Filter Kit (with Microfiber Cloth) for $120 and $125 respectively…

Wedn: Fimi, Cristina, Tamrac, Fotodiox, refurb Canon SX720 HS superzoom, Acer ConceptD, 4TB WD Elements, Etc

Hump Day is upon us once again with a new 4-pack of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ J.Cristina 3in1 Photo Reference Tool for $13

+ Tamrac Tradewind Backpack 18 (Dark Gray) for $35

+ FotoDioX C-700RSV FlapJack LED Bi-Color Edge Light (18″) for $270
+ secret Dio fans? ๐Ÿ™‚

+ FiMi X8SE 2020 4K Drone Combo Kit for $499
+ no relation to FeMa!

It’s back at the Best Buy dailies the refurbished red Canon SX720 HS superzoom (40X optical) going for $150. Also part of their Wednesday dailies:

+ 256GB Sandisk Nintendo Switch microSDXC for $55

+ 33-pack of assorted single-use Insingia batteries for $12

UPDATE: the Adorama daily deal (changes Wednesday 10am ET) is the new condition ACER ConceptD 7 laptop, model CN715-71-73A9, going for $2200 with free US shipping. IT has a 15.6″ 4K Ultra HD IPS, 100% Adobe RGB, PAntone validated, i7-9750H 2.60GHz, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 with 8GB, Thunderbolt 3, 81% screen to body, Win10 Home, etc…

Meanwhile at the NewEgg dailies, promo code 93XPW28 drops the price of the 4TB WD Elements external USB 3.0 HDD from $100 to $85 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEgg herself…

UPDATE #2: among the Wednesday Amazon USA dailies there’s budget TCL TVs and 4-figure LG OLED TVs, robotic vacuums [aka electronic pet toys], Motorola Razr, KitchenAids pro mixers, and LED curtain and strip lights…

Tuesday: FalconEyes, Bright Tangerine, Celestron, Etc

Tuesday is here with a new set of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET tonite (or earlier iff {if and only if} sold out):

+ FalconEyes PockeLite F7 RGBW On-Camera Light Kit with Diffuser & Grid for $99

+ Bright Tangerine Misfit Atom 4 x 5.65″/4 x 4″ Ultra Lightweight 2-Stage Clip-On Matte Box for $249
+ personally I’m holding out for the Yellow Submarine edition ๐Ÿ˜‰

+ Celestron Granite 10×42 Binocular for $230

+ Acronis True Image 2021 (1 Windows License / Download / Standard Perpetual Edition) for $25

Meanwhile at the Best Buy dailies they have among others:

+ 128GB Sandisk Extreme Plus microSDXC (A2, V30, U3, UHS-I) for $34

+ AluraTek 7-inch touch-screen LCD Wi-Fi digital-picture frame for $80

Then at Woot, another way to look at the new additions is the New Deals Today page over there, and today’s “get” includes iPhones, iWatches and HP Monitors among others…

Speaking of Woot, among their latest Best Sellers they have Sony Stamina single-use batteries, 128GB PNY USB 3.0 flash drive for $18, 256GB PNY Elite microSDXC for $32, cat and coffee t-shirts, smartphone photo-accessories, and mo(i)re…

And at Iteration #60 of the Electronics Garage sale they have SimplySmart and Brookstone digi-frames, Sony single-use batteries, Contixo drones, international versions of Samsung S20* and Note10* phones, and such…

Viltrox EF-M2 0.71x Lens Mount Adapter (EF lenses to M43 bodies) for $115

We have a new Adorama daily deal good until Tuesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out) it is the new condition Viltrox EF-M2 0.71x Lens Mount Adapter for Canon EF lenses to M43rds camera bodies going for $115 with free US shipping… Only this option/combination is on the listing…

Monday: Frame Set, GVM 2-Light, Sirui Tripod, Etc

Monday is here, another 5-day grind begins for the M-F crowd, and we start with the Meh deal of the day, not so meh if you like wooden photo frames! They are selling a set of seven black wood picture frames of various sizes (as a set, you cannot select individual sizes) for a total of $39 plus shipping (free S&H for Mehmembers). You get a total of seven frames, as seen on the picture over there…

Then to the B&H dailies we go, good until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out ~ as follows:

+ SirUI EP-C10K 8X Carbon Fiber Tabletop Tripod with C-10S Ball Head (Black) for $80~

+ GVM 520S-B Bi-Color LED 2-Panel Kit for $279

+ Tascam audio/midi interfaces, two options, $200 to $300

+ K-Teck KE-89CC Avalon Series Aluminum Boompole with Internal XLR Cable for $120~

Meanwhile at the Best Buy dailies you can haz a 11.6″ Celery HP Chromebook (4GB RAM / 32GB storage) for $159… A 1TB WD external portable SSD for $100… a 39pc screw-driver and bit set for $17… a 6-pack of Insignia CR-2032 batteries for $7… and mo(i)re…

Smart lighting of the consumer-kind is the headliner of the Monday Amazon USA Holiday Gold Box from Sylvania, with prices ranging from $10~ to $29~ with 11 options, including Wifi full color LEDs, normal LEDs, naked/clear LEDs, remote control light strips, etc… Personally, I’m holding out for the Samsung AMOLED Super Vivid LEDs ๐Ÿ˜‰

UPDATE: One of the Kindle daily deals for Monday is the “The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln’s Ghost” ebook going for $2 but you also get a promotional $0.20 “Great on Kindle” store credit (must be spent within 7 days). [“Great on Kindle” are ebooks that are marked so by Amazon because they look great on a Kindle, eg they did their homework with formatting, etc, it’s not a lazy PDF scan and such]

Amazon describes this book as follows:

“A story of faith and fraud in postโ€“Civil War America, told through the lens of a photographer who claimed he could capture images of the dead

In the early days of photography, in the death-strewn wake of the Civil War, one man seized Americaโ€™s imagination. A โ€œspirit photographer,โ€ William Mumler took portrait photographs that featured the ghostly presence of a lost loved one alongside the living subject. Mumler was a sensation: The affluent and influential came calling, including Mary Todd Lincoln, who arrived at his studio in disguise amidst rumors of sรฉances in the White House.”

Starts Sunday 2:35pm ET: Lightdow 85mm f1.8 MF lens

Among the lightning deals of the Sunday Amazon USA Goldbox / Holiday Dash there is an upcoming LENS lightning deal!

+ starts 2:35pm ET: Lightdow 85mm f1.8 MF FF (price before sale $130)
+ the lightning deal listing points to the Nikon F, but on the same listing there’s also Canon EF and Sony MirrorNyet versions
+ as of the time of writing it averages 4 out of 5 based on 220+ customer ratings

UPDATE! And now the rest of the Sunday daily deals:

+ at Woot’s dailies there’s iPad PRO tablets ($600 to $1020) and a consumer-lighting clearance sale with 17 options (one has sold out so far) that includes various AmazonBasics LED light bulbs, and smart multi-color bulbs among other options…

+ at Amazon USA’s Gold Box there’s another Anker charging products sale and Samsonite luggage, and a $120 Nespresso kit (some suggest it is superior to Keurig’s K-Cup system {but moi, being a pour-over hippy I say pour-over is superior to all machines, even steampunk coffee machines ๐Ÿ˜‰ }), and for those of you tired of hoarding toilet paper every time there’s a crisis or an “act of nature”, there’s a sale on Bio Bidets with remote controls…

+ if you like the metal touch of the Samsung BAR Plus USB flash drives, the 256GB USB 3.1 version is on sale for $34 among the NewEgg deals du jour for Sunday…

UPDATE #2: per the “Post Deficit Reduction and WordPressian Responsibility Doctrine” I’m appending short one-liner posts to existing posts, so here is the latest Adorama daily deal (changes Monday 10am ET), the new condition Spiffy Gear Lumiee Wearable Light Combo Bundle (Lumiee Bi-Color Light Bracelet and Lumiee RGB Light Bracelet) going for $60 with free US shipping…

Sunday: Revo Clip-On Vlog Light, Browning Strike Force 850 ETC, Etc

It looks like an old school P&S entry-level digital camera but it’s a dashcam! But it’s $24 (plus shipping for non-members) and it’s the MEH deal of the day for Sunday 10/18/20!

Then we have a new trio at the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET tonight (or earlier if sold out):

+ Browning Strike Force 850 Extreme Trail Camera for $80
+ brownies not included ~ you have to make them and bake them!

+ Revo Clip-On Vlog Light for Smartphones and Tablets for $7
+ because we are all vloggers now!

+ AMX ACV-5100 Acendo Vibe Conferencing Soundbar with Integrated Webcam for $229 in two color schemes
+ silver lining of the COVID thing is that it has proven just how much of the pre-COVID business travel was not really necessary and how tele-work programs were underutilized, especially in areas with high traffic and high pollution

UPDATE: for all y’all shopping in the EU, there are a couple of Samyang prime lens lightning deals at Amazon Germany going live around 8am eastern time on Sunday:

+ Samyang 14mm f2.8 AF
+ the lightning deal points to the Sony FE version but on the listing there are also Canon EF, RF, and Nikon F versions, each one with a different price before the sale

+ Samyang 24mm f3.5 Tilt Shift
+ the lightning deal points to the Canon EF but on the listing nine more mounts (just about every 21st century mount except for Canon RF and Nikon ZZ Top)
+ with so many old buildings in Europe, this is a must have?

UPDATE #2: some big discounts on some of the + Gobe ND Filters Kit (ND4, ND16, ND32), eg the 52mm goes for 12~ euro, while the 49mm goes for 25 euro, the 58mm goes for 35 euro

Incase DSLR Pro Pack Nylon Camera Backpack for $100

Bag the Bags time! The current Adorama daily deal good until Sunday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out) is the new condition Incase DSLR Pro Pack Nylon Camera Backpack going for $100 with free US shipping…

Elsewhere among the Saturday daily deals, among those at NewEgg you can get the 16TB (yes, sixteen) Seagate Expansion Desktop Hard Drive for $294 minus a $6 off discount you get with promo code 93XPV63, making it $289. Limit one per customer.

Meanwhile among the Amazon Gold Box offers, if you are a fan of the K-cup pod brewing system, Amazon’s house brand Solimo has a K-cup coffee brewer + coffee pods bundle for $62. You get 100 AmazonBasics K-cup pods in three varieties, Kona, Breakfast, Donut; covering the whole consumer-coffee spectrum ๐Ÿ˜‰

Outdoor Photography Classes Sale (63 options, $10 to $29)

If you are a fan of outdoor photography, you are in luck because for a limited time Creative LIVE is running an Outdoors Photography Sale with 63 classes participating and prices ranging from $10 to $29. Instructors include Art Wolfe, Franz Lanting, John Greengo (the Camera “Fast Start” Guy), Photoshop Matt K, Ben Willmore and more.

NOTE there are three pages of classes over there, so browse through them all if interested!

Meanwhile the Weekend Sale at DiscoMAGS includes a 3-year printed USA-addresses-only no-auto-renewal subscription to Outdoor Photographer for $13 total, calculating it to $4.33/year, which defeats their “default sale price” of $5/year…

Pre-order Cricket Wireless Locked iPhone 12 and PRO with Amazon Billing and $100 drip-drop GC

If you are a big fan of both Cricket Wireless and Amazon, and you want the new iPhone 12*, and do not object to a CARRIER LOCKED phone, then keep on reading…

Cricket Wireless through Amazon is offering pre-orders of the new iPhone 12 regular for $829 (64GB), or $879 (128GB) or $979 (256GB) in many different colors including (PRODUCT RED).

They are also offering for pre-order the new iPhone 12 PRO for $999 (128GB) or $1099 (256GB) or $1299 (512GB) also in different colors but no (PRODUCT RED).

Now as I said this is CARRIER LOCKED (to Cricket Wireless) and you have to use $55/month Cricket “Unlimited” talk and data plan (Mexico and Canada included, with 15GB hotspot, Video streaming at SD quality, 4G LTE, no 5G).

This offer has a couple of twists:

  • your monthly payment to Cricket Wireless happens automatically through Amazon. Every month Amazon charges your credit/debit card and behind the scenes they pay Cricket Wireless on your behalf. No additional taxes on the $55 amount since it is a store value card (per the Amazon FAQs over there)
  • every month you remain on the plan you automatically earn a $4.17 Amazon Gift Card balance. If you stay for 24 months, it becomes a drip-drop total of $100 (24 x $4.17). $100 is the maximum you can earn in Amazon gift card balance through this promotion. On month #25 and later you earn nada gift card balance!
  • this is not a contract, you can terminate at any time, but this phone is locked to Cricket
  • there are FAQs and more details on this plan and terms and conditions further down the Amazon product page over there
  • I haven’t done this type of an offer before, so I don’t know how it works in practice

Datacolor Spyder-Lens-Cal Autofocus Calibration Aid for $39

Calibration maniacs of the world, unite and take over! Good until Saturday at 10am ET, the ADorama daily deal is the new condition Datacolor Spyder-Lens-Cal Autofocus Calibration Aid going for $39 with free US shipping…

Meanwhile among the Saturday Best Buy dailies they have the 1TB Samsung T7 Gen II USB 3.2 portable external SSD with Hardware Encryption going for $160. The SSD and the hardware encryption = higher price than good old portable spinning HDDs…

And at the Woot dailies they have the Contixo F16 and F30 drones under “Sellout”, Whistling tea kettles under Clearance [something to wake you up while you are burning the midnight Photoshop oil], and under Gourmet they have a 3pk of Mad Priest [Melisandre NOT included] coffee…

Pre-order the all new OnePlus 8T for $749 with FREEbie

It’s raining new smartphones left and right these days, and one such is the expected now-a-days “T version” of the current OnePlus model. So if all the options out there the OnePlus 8T is the one you want, it is now available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo for $749 with free US shipping and during this promotional pre-ordering period you will also receive for FREE (automatically by B&H) the OnePlus Truly Wireless Earbuds. The 8T is available in two color options…

As a quick refresher, this uses the SnapDragon 865, 12GB RAM, four back cameras, one front camera, 6.5″ IPS touchscreen (20:9 2400 x 1080, HDR10+, 1100 nits, 120Hz, Gorilla Glass 3), dual SIM, 256GB UFS 3.1 on-board storage, North America variant with 5G, unlocked, Wifi 6 (aka 802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.1. However, no microSD, no headphone jack!

PSA: Chromebooks Getting Extended End Of Life deadline

Google is very “data creepy” (but it has plenty of competition from Facebook, Instagram, Ad Networks, Governments, etc). However, one of the good things it did the last few years is the launch of Chromebooks, easy to use and easy to maintain laptops and more recently moonlighting as Android kinda-tablets.

And while Google avoided the Android pitfall and Google was responsible for the OS updates, it placed OS update expiration dates on Chromebooks. Not on an individual Chromebook but on the platform. Let’s say your Chromebook is using the Celery 123U half-core processor. The Celery 123U launched in May 2015. You bought your Chromebook brand new in box from a retailer in May 2020. The OS updates expiration countdown does not start from May 2020 but May 2015. So even though you just bought a NIB laptop from an authorized retailer, the OS updates were already close to expiration.

After getting e-yelled at by many and mayhaps losing some big corporate and educational orders over this, Google increase the OS updates expiration date (“AUE” in Google speak) multiple times.

And now they have increased it once again per Android Central, so be sure to visit the official Google Support Auto Update Expiration Date page to check whether your current Chromebook(s) have been given a new lease on life. One of mine jumped from 2021 to 2023!

BUT that’s not all. Some of you frequent Chromebook users may have noticed something irritating the last few weeks. Instead of having one set of settings like it used to, the Chromebook now has separate ChromeOS and Chrome Browser settings. This was irritating and confusing. Why were they doing that?

Well the answer to that is related to AUE. Google’s Project LaCros will be splitting the Chrome browser from the ChromeOS, allowing older Chromebooks who no longer get the OS updates to be able to receive Chrome browser updates like a “normal” computer.

This also opens up an interesting question and food for thought for anti-monopoly hawks. Will Chromebooks also be opened up to other web browsers now that OS and the Browser will separate? Details at the OS News at 11 ๐Ÿ™‚

First Timers: $5 Amazon promotional credit when you convert $30+ in Coins for an Amazon Gift Card at Coinstar

This is the closest thing to free money one can get these days! IF you put $30+ in coins at a participating Coinstar kiosk (found inside grocery stores and such, those green things) AND you get your converted money in an Amazon Gift Card (you get a gift card code on the printed receipt, it won’t print a plastic gift card) you will automatically receive a $5 Amazon promotional credit (for items sold and shipped by Amazon herself only) to be used until 12/31/2020.

IMPORTANT: this promotion is only available to first timers. The terms and conditions state:

“Offer limited to the first time a customer gets an Amazon.com Gift Card claim code from a physical location”

The promotion runs until 11/30/20. All the details at the Terms and Conditions page.

If you are not familiar, Coinstar charges a service fee IF you convert your coins into cash. However, if you convert your coins into gift cards, there’s no service fee (because presumably they get a commission/service-fee from the stores offering the gift cards).

I have done these type of Coinstar promotions a few times before without issue. The only thing that worries me this time is the “first time” language. But if you typically convert your coins to Amazon gift cards anyway, you have nothing to lose by doing this.

PS: if you like making noise, this is fun, because the Coinstar machine makes a lot of noise while counting the coins ^_^

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 instant film camera for $60

Not a daily deal but more of a longer-term sale at Amazon proper, it is, in five colorful pastel-y color-schemes, the new condition Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 instant film camera going for $60 with free US shipping. Limit 3 per color per customer. Not sure if the limit of 3 is on all colors, or only on a single color.

As of the time of writing this critter averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 1100+ global ratings and it has 45 answered questions…

PS: also part of these longer-running (longer than a daily deal that is) sales at Amazon is a Samsung SSD sale with seven options, four of them external, three of them internal…

PS2: I don’t want to create an additional post for this, but for traveling photographers who happen to be Costco members, you get a $20 Costco shop card when you rent an AVIS/Budget car (with additional driver included) by 10/19/20. The rental period (travel) does not have to start now, just the booking. The rental period can be as late as 3/31/21 [if anyone of us survives the several doomsday scenarios currently in play!!!] Check their website or email newsletter or stores for more details…

Lowepro Viewpoint BP250 Backpack, Tamrac QR MF Shoulder Strap, refurb-used Kindle Voyage for $48, Etc

FRi-YAY is here and as usual the B&H daily deals last for 48 hours until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier iff anything sells out). This time we have a trio:

+ Lowepro ViewPoint BP 250 Backpack for DJI Mavic Drone or Action Cameras (Black) for $65

+ Tamrac Quick Release Leather Microfiber Shoulder Strap (Black) for $12

+ Celestron Night Vision Red LED Flashlight for $6

For Friday 10/16/20 at the Woot website they have a sale of Samsung monitors at the main Woot and old Kindle e-readers at Woot Sellout, with a very good deal being the Kindle Voyage e-reader in USED/refurbished condition from $48 to $50. This is a model with physical programmable page turn buttons on each side. I haz this very model and I’m using it daily these days [because READING is FUN-DA-MENTAL], it is holding up pretty well even when I send a boatload of Kindle samples and online articles to it daily (within reason of course). It has a touchscreen, built-in light, 4GB on-board storage (some of it is eaten up by the Kindle OS and such), Wifi-only, micro-USB charging, plenty of cheap cases available,300ppi display, annoying Goodreads button at the top of the page (if you don’t care for Goodreads it takes up valuable space that could have gone to a feature you use more often), etc…

Meanwhile at the Friday Best Buy deals du jour they have:

+ Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus (2m base and 1m extension, non bluetooth) kit for $70

+ 1TB WD Blue internal SATA SSD for $100

+ Thule Accent Backpack with a child bag for $70
+ this is a 15.6″ laptop bag, not a camera bag

UPDATE: forgot about Dre, and about the Adorama daily deals which are good until Friday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ NiSi V5 Pro Red Edition 100mm Filter Holder with Enhanced Landscape CPL for $80

+ NiSi V5 Pro 100mm Filter Holder with CPL & Adapter Rings for $80

Thursday: E-Mart Lighting Gear Sale (16 options) and Kodak Instant Digital Camera & Printer (13 options)

The 2-Day Prime Day is over, but Amazon has already (!!!) entered the “Holiday Dash” season [hey, at least it’s not Christmas decorations in July at Dollar Tree] and surprise-surprise there are two (!!!) groups of camera and photo products at their Thursday 10/15/20 Gold Box / Holiday Dash daily deals as follows:

+ E-Mart Photo Accessories, 16 options, $15 to $139, including various background stands, backdrops, rectangular and ring lights, umbrella kits, crystal balls (!!!), and more

+ Kodak Smile Instant Print Digital Cameras, 13 options, $70 to $105; includes:

+ sale ends Thursday at 11:59pm pacific time (or earlier for anything that may sell out ahead of its designated expiration time)

Thursday: Litra Filter Kit LE, Joby TelePod PRO, Christie 65″, Etc

Yes, Thirst-DAY is here, we “survived” two “Prime Daze”, and now we can haz a new set of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Litra LitraTorch 2.0 Filter Kit with GoPro Mount (Limited Edition) for $65

+ JOBY TelePod PRO Kit for $80 minus 43% off automatic in-cart coupon, which, according to my head-math should be under $48

+ Christie Access Series UHD651-L 65″ Direct-Lit LED 4K UHD LCD Display for $895
+ for the speed readers out there, it does NOT say “Charlie’s Angels” ๐Ÿ™‚

+ Movo WMIC50 Camera-Mount Wireless Lavalier Microphone System (2.4 GHz) for $55

UPDATE: A dozen Philips Hue products are the main Woot deal of the day for Thursday 10/15/20…

Sandisk is back at the Best Buy dailies with their 32GB Ultra Plus microSDXC going for $10, while the 2TB WD EasyStore external USB 3.0 HDD is going for $55, that’s $27.50 per GB…

Prime Day Last Call: RAVpower Nikon EN-EL15 Charger Kit, Kodak Zink Digital Instant Camera, Etc

One last sweep of the Amazon Prime Day #2 before it is swept into the history books! I won’t repeat anything I previously posted about [please read every “about” on this blog in the Canadian pronunciation], here are some expiring-soon (the party ends around 11:59pm pacific):

+ RAVpower charger with two rechargeable batteries (compatible with Nikon EN-EL15) for $28
+ BUT there’s also a 5% off clip-on coupon, which could/should be stackable
+ averages 4.7 out of 5 based on 1741 ratings

+ KODAK Smile Classic Digital Instant Camera for $90 in three color schemes
+ prints on 3.5 x 4.25 inch Zink Photo Paper
+ bluetooth
+ 4.5 out of 5 based on 186 global ratings

+ Kenko Puro filters, in some of the many options, I see 37mm and 43mm in High Grade as participating; I haven’t checked all the options, some are sold-out;

+ AKASO 4K Wi-Fi Sports Action Camera for $42.49 in two color options
+ averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 2000+ customer ratings

+ Bushnell Falcon 133410 Binoculars with Case (Black, 7×35 mm) for $33~ minus 20% off automatically for Prime members
+ some offers use this confusing pricing where they show the regular price and the price drops for Prime members; not sure why there are two methods of showing the price

+ Coleman binoculars, seven options

+ if you want a flagship-type Galaxy phone and have no plans to use 5G in the next couple of years, the Samsung Galaxy S10 is factory unlocked with US warranty for $575

+ Microsoft Surface 2 headphones for $200

Adorama 48-hour Flash Sale ends Wedn 11:59pm ET

I almost missed this one completely while I was lost in a sea of Prime Deals BUT there’s still time, Adorama is running a 48 hour sale that is good until Wednesday 10/14/20 at 11:59pm eastern…

+ Sony a7R II body with Flashpoint TTL R2 flash with intergrated R2 radio transceiver for $1298
+ optionally, “create a bundle and save” and get combined purchase discounts if you purchase this together with select Zeiss or Sigma or Tamron or Laowa or Rokinon lenses; they are all listed over there when you expand the aforementioned “Special Offer” section over there

+ 2TB Seagate Expansion Portable External HDD for $53
+ not so long ago $50~ was the 1TB floor price

+ 6TB Seagate Expansion Portable External HDD for $95

+ Vivitar 52mm 3-Piece Solid Neutral Density Filter Kit with ND2, ND4 & ND8 for $5

+ Flashpoint Zoom TTL R2 Flash With Integrated R2 Radio Transceiver for Canon (TT685C) for $99
+ only the Canon is $99; the rest are $110

Too many to list here individually, check them all out at the Adorama 48 hour sale

Refurbished Nikon Z50 with 16-50 DX VR for $697

My oh my, an iLC camera at the Adorama daily deals, it is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon Z50 with 16-50mm f3.5-6.3 DX VR going for $697 with free US shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty…

This is an APS-C Nikon mirrorless camera, and I proposed that we call the Nikon Z mirrorless cameras “Zikon”, to easily distinguish them from “Nikon” ๐Ÿ™‚

The offers end on Thursday 10/15/20 at 10am eastern or earlier for any that may sell out ahead of its designated expiration time…

Refurbished Nikon Coolpix P1000 superzoom (125x) for $697

But wait, there’s more at the Adorama daily deals, and with this offer, you can zoom to the stars, you may even be able to photograph the Big Bang ~ if you attach a series of telescopes and time-machines to the end of the lens ๐Ÿ˜‰

Okay, silliness aside, the offer is the manufacturer refurbished Nikon Coolpix P1000 superzoom going for $697 with free US shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty. This camera has an insane 125x optical zoom ratio up to 3000mm eq ~ can your new iPhone 12 PRO MAX XL do this? ๐Ÿ™‚

Also part of the sales is the Incase EO Travel Collection Hardshell Roller going for $70 with free US shipping…

The offers end on Thursday 10/15/20 at 10am eastern or earlier for any that may sell out ahead of its designated expiration time…

Prime Day #2: Rokinon 12/2 NCS CS (Fuji X) for $263, Etc

UPDATE: the offer is now live, it is the new condition Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS for the Fuji X system for $263, with 10% claimed as of 8:07am ET on Wednesday. This is a “classic” 6-hour lightning deal, the offer ends at 1:07pm ET or earlier if sold out…

In addition to the previously mentioned new condition APS-C mirrorless Canon M6 Mark II with 15-45 EF-M and EVF for $799,there are a few other potentially interesting Prime Day #2 running at the moment:

+ Keurig K Mini single serve coffee machine for $43~ or $60 bundled with 40 K-pods…

+ Google Pixelbook Go for $1199 (16GB RAM, 256GB storage, 13.3″, etc)
+ how does ChromeOS behave on an Intel i7 processor? Buy to find out ๐Ÿ˜‰

+ Google Pixel 4 sale with the “mini” Pixel going for $449, and the XL for $549 or $649 depending on storage

+ HP sale includes monitors and i7-9700 AiOs and a sub-$500 desktop too (i3, 8GB, 512GB SSD)

+ lots of AmazonBasics Luggage and Travel Gear

+ AmazonBasics Camera Sling with water resistant 840D polyester for $16~ without cross-strap
+ limit 3 per customer
+ this one is currently open to all, not just Prime members!

Prime Day #2: Canon M6 Mark II with 15-45 and EVF APS-C Mirrorless for $799 [updated]

UPDATE: this is the Canon M6 Mark II. In the chaos of the original post, I did not write “Mark II”, so some may have thought it was the Mark I… All apologies for the confusion… Silver lining, this is good practice for Black Friday 2020 ๐Ÿ™‚

Hooray! A real camera has appeared in the Wednesday Amazon USA Prime Day #2, it is available in black or silver-black, and for $799 you can get the new condition Canon M6 Mark II with 15-45 EF-M and EVF sold and shipped by Amazon herself.

If the price is right and you are not a Prime member, fear not! You can grab it right away by simply starting a 30-day free trial!

The offer ends on Wednesday at 11:59pm pacific time or earlier if sold out…

For more action, check our on-going Prime Day #2 round-up

PS: more things are getting added as I write these at the Amazon USA Prime Day #2, it’s a bit chaotic at the moment ๐Ÿ™‚

CURIOUS ABOUT THE CANON M6 MARK II?
Since this is a 24-hour deal and the camera comes in two color-options, you have plenty of time to research it. Here are some reviews to get you started:

+ the most readable and pleasant to read (compared to most of the other ad-attack websites) review at Camera Labs

+ Richard Butler sings writes the dpreview review, late November 2019, “our favorite Canon mirrorless yet”

+ Theano Nikitas at Tom’s Guide
+ NOTE: the Tom’s Guide website is an avalanche of ads, literally boxing you in as you are trying to read the review ๐Ÿ™‚

+ short review at F/Stoppers

+ 3.5 out of 5 at PC Magazine

+ standard review format at Photography Blog

+ longish review at Digital Camera World but “ads attack” almost as bad as Tom’s Guide

+ review, not unboxing at Verizon’s Engadget

+ hands-on at Trusted Reviews

+ field test at Imaging Resource

+ detailed review at The Digital Picture

+ readability suffers but there is content at Camera Jabber

+ if you need more reviews, opinions and such, the internet is your friend and also The YouTube and such…

This concludes this impromptu and incomplete review round-up ๐Ÿ™‚

Ends Wedn 1:05am ET: Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS (Fuji X) for $263 [UPDATED]

UPDATE: the price is $263…

After digging through the “Upcoming” Camera and Photo Lighting Deals of the gargantuan Amazon USA Gold Box, there is one lens currently on the “Upcoming” schedule, starting at 7:05am eastern on Wednesday, the Rokinon 12mm F2.0 NCS CS manual focus lens for the Fuji X system. The price before the sale is $329. The product listing only has the Fuji X, no other options.

You need to be a Prime member to get the sale price. If you are not, but you like the price when it goes live, you can start a 30 day free trial. Just make sure you put an alert in your calendar to cancel it if you don’t fall into the trap that millions of paying Prime subscribers fell into. Which is why they are very generous with the 30-day trials because a very satisfactory [for their accountants] percentage appears to become paying members for life (or at least for many years)…

For more action, check the on-going Prime Dayz Situation Room ~ without Wolf Blitzer ๐Ÿ™‚

Woot Gar(b)age: GoPRO HERO8, Contixo Drones, Sony Stamina Plus, Etc

Woot has launched Garage Sale #60, and this installment, running until 10/24/20 at 11:59pm central [or earlier if they sell out ~ and they do sellout sometimes] has some potentially interesting items under the Electronics Garage inluding:

  • GoPro HERO8 Camera 2019 Special Bundle for $320
  • Contixo F18 2K Drone with UHD Camera FPV Live Video for $150 with 1-year warranty
  • also Contixo F22 for $127, and F24 for $216
  • 72-packs of Sony single-use Stamina Plus AA or AAA batteries for $20 per 72-pack
  • 12pk of Sony Stamina Plus single-use 9V for $19, and 24pk of C for $24 and 24pk of D for $34
  • Google Pixel 3 XL for $330
  • various international Samsung Galaxy phones (Note 20+, S20, S10+, N10 Lite, etc)

Wedn: QNAP, GVM, Vanguard VEO2GO, Etc

Day #2 of Prime Day 2020 begins in a couple of years, but first, we have the Wednesday B&H daily deals, another 4-pack that lasts until 11:59pm ET:

+ Vanguard VEO 2 GO 265HCBM Carbon Fiber Tripod/Monopod with T-50 Ball Head for $150
+ memorize the product name, it will be on the test!

+ GVM 600S LED Ring Light for $120

+ QNAP TS-453Be 4-Bay NAS Enclosure for $429
+ because all your clouds are belong to you!

+ ACCsoon CineEye Wireless Video Transmitter with 5 GHz Wi-Fi for up to 4 Mobile Devices for $149
+ the old Big East would disagree ๐Ÿ˜‰

Meanwhile the main Woot website deal du jour is a big sale on AmazonBasics Luggage, an insane number of options and sizes and colors and prices, which range from $17 to $90. The one AB piece of luggage I did use for a long trip, it did quite well…

UPDATE: a Top 20 sale at DiscountMags includes 1-year print USA subscriptions of “Car and Driver” for $4.75 and “Consumer Reports” for $17.50…

GoPRO Hero8 with official Hand Grip and Sleeve for $299

Your Prime membership translates into two FREE official GoPRO accessories with the purchase of the GoPRO HERO8 bundle for $299…

The two freebies are:

  1. the “Handler” floating hand grip (which works with other GoPRO models as well)
  2. the GoPRO Sleeve + Lanyard (specifically for this model)

The two freebies when purchased on their own cost almost $40 as of the time of writing…

And there’s another bundle, the GoPro Hero9 Bundle bundled with the GoPRO El Grande 38in Extension Pole for $449. The “El Grande” goes for $59 on its own…

For more action, check our on-going Prime Day situation room

20% off Rokinon lenses (163 options) and Samyang lenses (26 options)

Lensaholic fans, unite and take over! Nearly 200 lens options are participating in a 20% off Prime Deal promotion through the Prime Deals.

You have to be a prime member to get these offers. IF not, you can still get the deal by simply starting a 30-day free trial

The lenses are way too many for me to list here individually:

+ 163 Rokinon lens options

+ 26 Samyang lens options

Remember, for the promotion to be in effect, typically Amazon itself must be the seller…

Speaking of group sales, there is a Manfrotto and Joby 20% off sale with 18 products participating and that’s the magic number of products for this Nanuk sale (waterproof hard camera cases in multiple color schemes)… These too is available for Prime members only…

And another Computers and Monitors sale including desktops, AiO computers, laptops, 2-in-1s, tablets, computer monitors, and such including LG Gram, ConceptD, ASUS Zen, Acer, BenQ, Samsung, Dell, Viewsonic, Lenovo, Alienware and HP…

For more action, check our on-going Prime Day situation room

Canon M200 with 15-45 EF-M for $449 [ends Tue 3pm ET]

Surprise! There’s an actual camera that is part of the Amazon Prime Day offers. It is the new condition scheme Canon M200 with 15-45 EF-M offered for $449 with free US shipping for Prime members… The offer ends on Tuesday at 3pm ET or earlier if sold out…

As of the time of writing, the black color scheme is 66% claimed, while the white color scheme is 14% claimed…

For more action, check our on-going Prime Day situation room

$10 promo gift card with $40+ in Amazon Gift Cards (Wedn PM)

This is a great deal for frequent Amazon shoppers, so it’s getting its own post, good until 10/14/20 at 11:59pm pacific time, Amazon offers a $10 promotional credit if you purchase $40+ in Amazon gift cards or reload $40+ to your Amazon Gift Card balance. The $10 promotional credit will be added to your account after the order is completed (for digital orders) or after the physical gift cards get shipped (for plastic gift card orders).

Use promo code GC20PRIME or click on the yellow “Apply code to your account” button at the aforelinked promotional page. Complete terms and conditions at the bottom of the page…

For on-going Prime Day action check our Prime Day 2020 Situation Room

Amazon USA Prime Day 2020 is Here [LIVE UPDATE in PROGRESS!]

Prime Day 2020 has finally arrived at the Amazon USA website! Rejoice! This will be a 2-day event.

To participate in the cyan-marked “Prime Day” deals, you must needs be a Prime member, OR be willing to start a 30-day free trial on the spot and jump on the deals of interest right away. Since you get unlimited free shipping with Prime (for sold by Amazon and fulfilled by Amazon products), you don’t have to wait for one bigger order to qualify for free shipping.

If you had previously participated in a free 30-day trial, you may be eligible to do so again, providing the Amazon AI decides you should be able to do so…

CURIOUS about the Canon M6?

NEW! you can search directly among the Prime Day deals by selecting that in the Amazon Search box. Or you can use our pre-filled search link. Pre-filled for “camera bag” but you can type in whatever you want in the Amazon search box up top…

CAMERAS
+ Canon M6 Mark II with 15-45 EF-M and EVF for $799 sold and shipped by Amazon herself in black or silver-black [NEW!!!]
+ ends Wednesday at 11:59pm pacific time (or earlier if sold out)

+ Canon M200 with 15-45 EF-M $449 in black or white color scheme [ends TUESDAY 3PM ET]

+ GoPRO HERO8 bundle for $299 with FREE GoPRO Handler and FREE GoPRO Sleeve+Lanyard

+ GoPro Hero9 Bundle bundled with the GoPRO El Grande 38in Extension Pole for $449. The “El Grande” goes for $59 on its own…

LENSES
+ starts Wednesday 7:05am ET: Rokinon 12mm F2.0 NCS CS MF (Fuji X; price before sale $329)

+ 20% off 163 Rokinon lens options

+ 20% off 26 Samyang lens options

CAMERA and PHOTO ACCESSORIES
+ 20% off Nanuk products (18 options, waterproof hard camera cases in multiple color schemes)

+ 20% off Manfrotto and Joby (18 options)

STORAGE
+ lots of external (and some internal) hard drives and USB flash drives and other related storage options, too many to list here individually
+ eg 6TB Seagate Expansion desktop USB 3.0 external HDD for $95
+ eg 12TB WD Elements Desktop External HDD for $175

SDXC CARDS
+ 256GB Lexar Professional SDXC (black/grey, 1667X, V60, UHS-II, U3, C10) for $53
+ or 2-pack of 128GB for $51.49 total

+ 128GB Lexar Professional SDXC (black/gold, 2000X) for $96

+ 512GB PNY Elite Performance SDXC (U3, UHS-I, C10) for $60

+ 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC (UHS-I, U3, V30, C10, up to 170MB/s) for $16.49
+ 512GB version for $120
+ 1TB version for $280

+ 128GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC (yellow) for $23.49
+ 256GB version for $44

+ 256GB Sandisk Ultra SDXC (grey) for $33.29

+ 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO CompactFlash (black/red, UDMA7, up to 160MB/s) for $90

microSDXC CARDS
+ 128GB Sandisk Extreme (red/gold) for $20, 256GB for $41, 512GB for $80, 1TB for $183

+ 256GB Samsung EVO Select microSDXC (green, U3, up to 100MB/s, UHS-I) for $28
+ 512GB version for $70

+ 512GB PNY PRO Elite microSDXC (A2, U3, UHS-I, V30) for $70

DRONES
+ DJI sale:
++ Mavic Mini Combo for $399
++ Osmo Pocket for $300
++ Osmo Action for $200
++ Osmo Mobile 3 Combo for $105

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
+ Sony bundle for $750: Xperia 1 Android phone with WH-1000 Mark III headphones together
+ the phone goes for $700 on its own

+ another Computers and Monitors sale including desktops, AiO computers, laptops, 2-in-1s, tablets, computer monitors, and such including LG Gram, ConceptD, ASUS Zen, Acer, BenQ, Samsung, Dell, Viewsonic, Lenovo, Alienware and HP

+ iPad Mini (64GB, latest model, Wifi only) for $336 [EVERYONE CAN BUY IT!]
+ iPad PRO 11-inch (2nd gen, 128GB, silver, Wifi only) for $750 [EVERYONE CAN BUY IT!]

+ Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (factory unlocked, 5G, no contract, 128GB on-board, SM-N981UZNAXAA) for $750

+ Apple AirPods PRO for $199
+ per the Fairness Doctrine, we must needs also mention a non-Apple product, you get a $25 Amazon gift card with the hot new SONY WH-1000XM4 headphone for $298

+ Big Computer Sale, 34 options, with laptops, monitors, external storage, accessories, etc

+ Kindle Paperwhite (latest model) for $80 (8GB, With Ads, Wifi-only)

+ BOSE QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Noise-Cancelling with Alexa for $199 [EVERYONE CAN BUY IT!]

GENERAL PURPOSE DEALS
+ get a $10 promotional credit with $40+ in Amazon Gift Cards [see dedicated post]

*** LIVE UPDATE IN PROGRESS ***
*** MORE COMING UP ***