Archives for October 14, 2020

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” πŸ™‚

+ 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” πŸ™‚

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 πŸ˜‰

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? πŸ™‚

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 πŸ˜‰

+ 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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

+ 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 πŸ™‚