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!