Archives for November 24, 2020

Wedn Camera & Photo Lightning Deals: it’s a Neewer Party!

This post is a warm-up to the Madness that will start Thursday and continue until Tuesday. We are back at looking at the Camera & Photo Lightning Deals. These are some potentially interesting items scheduled to go live on Wednesday. They are posted in the order they are scheduled to go live:

+ Neewer F100 7″ IPS camera field monitor

+ ring light generic and also a Neewer

+ Neewer 2pk lighting kit

+ Neewer camera trolley case

+ Hohem iSteady X and FeiyuTech handheld gimbal stabilizer-y type things

+ Neewer macro ring light flash kit

+ even more GVM and Neewer lightning kits throughout the day

+ generic camcorders throughout the day

I am not posting times in this practice post for expediency reasons.

Keep in mind, as always with the Gold Box other products may also be offered unannounced, and some items may get added/deleted. The distinction of the unannounced is that Amazon doesn’t want millions of people sitting and waiting for a high-demand item and then getting furious because only X units were available. These are what we call in the business “known unknowns” 😉

Wedn: Nanuk, Sony CFast 2.0, Dracast, SirUI, Etc

Wednesday is here and with it we can haz a new set of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out), plus a flash deal!

+ Nanuk cases, five options, $25 to $140

+ DraCast LED180 Mobile Broadcast Kit for $99

+ SirUI EP-204S Aluminum Multi-Function Photo/Video Monopod for $79

+ 64GB Sony CFast 2.0 card with card reader for $100

+ RucPac Photographer’s Winter Apparel Package (black) for $40 in two size options

+ CoreSWX kits, four options, $135 to $390

+ NetGear CM1200 DOCSIS 3.1 Multi-Gig Cable Modem for $170

+ flash deals: now $40 truly wireless set, later 10-in-1 smartphone camera kit

PS: so much nicer to be doing this thing with a full-size mechanical keyboard versus a laptop or wireless keyboard 🙂

UPDATE: headlining the Woot dailies are factory reconditioned curved Samsung monitors…

Meanwhile among the Best Buy dailies there’s a sale on a couple of 10th generation Intel i7 and i9 processors…

FREE Gitzo Century Traveler Camera Backpack with select GITZO products (18 options)

Free with purchase time for fans of the GITZO products! B&H Photo is running a Gitzo Black Friday promotion. When you purchase one of the aforelinked participating 18 Gitzo products (prices range from $614 to $1150, it is Gitzo, not AmazonBasics after all!). The free item is included automatically by B&H Photo while this promotion is running. You see it mentioned on the individual product listings and the search results as something like “Includes Free: 1 item ($219.95 value)”. You don’t add it to cart yourself.

For reference only, this is the free item, the Gitzo Century Traveler Camera Backpack which averages 5 out 5 based on 13 customer reviews and goes for $220 on its own… Do not add this to cart for the freebie!

Vello Extension Tubes for $70 [different system options]

If you like macro the more budget and adventures ways, B&H Photo is having a Black Friday promotion on some of their Vello Extension Tubes. These are hollow so autofocus and autoexposure are not affected by any additional glass or plastic.

The options vary by system. Canon EF and Nikon F has a three-tube bundle, while mirrorless Fuji X and Sony E and M43rds are two-tube bundles. Check each option over there for more details…

Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG HSM Art with FREE Vanguard Alta Pro 264AT Tripod and TBH-100 Head with Arca-Swiss Type QR Plate for $799 [C/N] {other freebies for other systems}

There’s a special place in photographer’s historic hearts for the 50mm prime lens, and if you like the f1.4 aperture, you may be interested in this new Shiguma offer, their 50mm f1.4 DG HSM Art lens is on sale for $799 at authorized dealers. The freebies vary as follows:

At Adorama’s, Nikon F and Canon EF users get a free Sigma USB dock and the big freebie, a Vanguard Alta Pro 264AT Tripod and TBH-100 Head with Arca-Swiss Type QR Plate which goes for $180 on its own!

At B&H Photo you get a free Sigma USB dock and a free Hoya filter kit in the Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Leica L, Sigma SA “color schemes” [okay, lens mount options]. The Sony E is at the same price BUT it does not include a free USB dock…

Sony a7R II body with either 1-year Creative Cloud (Pho) or Flashpoint Flash for $1198

The Sony a7r II body only goes for $1198 with free accessories (cards, bags, trinkets, etc) at some photography dealers but apart from those offers, there are a couple with more substantive freebies:

+ at B&H Photo and for the same price you get a 12-month Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan included
+ if you go through the other options at B&H, for $1396 you can get it with the Sony 28-70 f3.5-5.6 OSS lens and either the Grip Extension kit or the aforementioned 12-month Creative Cloud

+ at Adorama you get their house brand Flashpoint Zoom TTL R2 Flash with Integrated R2 Radio Transceiver for the same price

Refurbished Sigma 70mm f2.8 DG ART Macro for $379 [C]

This lens was a daily deal in new condition for $479 a couple of days ago but if you want to optimize for an even lower price, Adorama has the refurbished Sigma 70mm f2.8 DG ART Macro for $379 with a 90-day Sigma USA warranty. This is only available in Canon EF.

Black Friday deals portal at Adorama

Adorama has launched their Black Friday deals portal page highlighting some of the best offers per category and then linking to the rest of them (eg the the 83 camera kits). This is best viewed with a wide(r) computer monitor for the easiest browsing experience… More on these later on…

Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 85mm f1.2 MF for $630 [E/C], $649 [N], $659 [GF]

If you like super-bright manual focus lenses, the new condition Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 manual focus lens is currently on sale for a limited time and at different prices for different camera systems at B&H Photo and also at Adorama as follows:

+ Canon EF for $629 (only at Adorama)
+ Sony E for $630
+ Nikon F for $649
+ Fuji GF (Medium Format) for $659
+ the other options (A,K) are higher
+ manual focus all of them

Sony Educational discounts up and running at B&H

If you are eligible and registered for the Sony Educational program, a handful of limited time Sony Educational offers is up and running at B&H Photo. You can only see the offers if you are registered for the Sony EDU program and you are logged on to that account at B&H Photo…

Some of the educational offers include:

+ Sony a7 II body for $758
+ Sony a7R II body for $1018
+ Sony a6600 body for $1158
+ Sony RX100 VII for $1068
+ a6000 with 16-50 for $433
+ FE 50mm f1.8 $161

You must be registered as an EDU/student at B&H to see the above offers…

Ricoh Theta V 360 Degree Spherical Camera for $350

Not a lens day but it’s a camera day (of sorts) at the Adorama daily deals, this set is good until Wednesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Ricoh Theta V 360 Degree Spherical Panorama Camera for $350

+ Godox VL300 300W LED Video Light for $499

+ studio headphones for $50

15% off certified refurbished with eBay coupon [ends Tue PM]

Good until Tuesday 11/24/20 at 11:59pm pacific time, coupon code PICKCRTECH15 gets you 15% off select certified refurbished technology items on eBay. A total of 72 options are available as of the time of writing…

Walgreens Photo Couponanza: 75% off Custom Photo Books, 60% Cards, Canvas, Calendars

It’s a couponanza for Walgreens Photo as they brought out their big coupons just in time for the Black-Cyber season with the following offerings:

+ 75% off Custom Photo Books with coupon BOOKS75
+ 20 pages included, extra for more [maximum 25 pages]
+ expires 11/28/20 at 11:59pm

+ 60% off Photo Cards and Stationary with coupon HIFALL60
+ expires 12/5/20 at 11:59pm

+ 60% off Photo Calendars with coupon 60ITSADATE
+ expires 11/28/20 at 11:59pm

+ 60% off Canvas prints and 60% off Floaters with coupon 60BIGGER
+ expires 11/28/20 at 11:59pm

+ Buy 100+ in a single shopping cart and get 10-cents each 4×6 prints with coupon TURKEY100
+ offer includes 4×6 and 4×5.3 size
+ expires 12/12/20 at 11:59pm

Each coupon can be used five different times by the same customer before it expires.

In a shopping cart, you can use up to three coupons IF there are no overlapping products (eg one coupon for canvas, one for calendar, one for custom photo book). If you need more, simply organize multiple orders…

NIK Collection 3 (25th Anniversary edition) with 15% off

DXo is the current custodian of the NiK collection and they have rolled out the 25th anniversary edition of the NiK Collection 3 for $150 or 150 euro depending on location at the DXo online store. But wait, there’s …less! While you are visiting that page, a promotion will appear that gives you a 15% off code! This is a digital delivery that includes eight plug-ins. It can be used on up to three computers. Minor software updates are included. Upgrade discount when a major version comes out. Works on Windows and MacOS. Check their website for minimum requirements and such…

The 25th anniversary edition added [wait for it] 25 new presets 🙂 Note that this is a plug-in collection that works with Dxo PhotoLab, Serif Affinity and Adobe’s Lightroom Classic, Photoshop, and Elements. Minimum versions are also mentioned at the “System requirements” link over there…