Archives for February 2021

Monday: Tokina 24-70mm f2.8 [C] for $569, GVM, Moza, Dracast, Tamrac, Etc

Hooray-Hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the Monday March 1st (2021) B&H Photo daily deals, good until tonight at 11:59mp eastern or earlier if sold out…

+ Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f2.8 PRO FX for $569 in the Canon EF
+ the Nikon F is marked discontinued and cannot be ordered
+ this is Blog-Typo-Certified to be Tokina; not Tamron

+ Tamrac Rally 5 V2.0 Shoulder Bag for $35

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

+ MOZA AirCross 2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for $269 with FREE Moza AirCross 2 Mounting Cheese Plate
+ actual cheese NOT included πŸ˜‰

+ GVM Professional Video Aluminum Alloy Motorized Camera Slider (48″) for $225

+ NRG-GO 25600mAh Power Bank for $45

Sunday II: Skylum Luminar 4 (two device) for $49

Imaging software action at the Sunday Best Buy daily deals, for $49 you can get in digital download format a two-device license for Skylum’s Luminar 4. This is compatible with Windows and Macs.

Sunday: Nanuk, Sandisk, White Balance Cards Set of Sets, Etc

We start with the great outdoors at the Meh daily deal where they offer the fUL Jenks Total Avalanche top loader backpack (general use, not a camera backpack) for $12. Free shipping for paying Meh-me-me-me-members! Available in multiple color options…

Next up we head on to a fresh 6-pack of daily deals at the B&H Photo website, good until Sunday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out. Speaking of B&H, they are re-opening their B&M stores and warehouses/shipping on Sunday at 10am ET, so any orders you place the last 2-3 days will start shipping to y’all soon….

+ Vello White Balance Card Sets (Small, Medium, and Large) for $20
+ you get three sets (small, medium, large)
+ each set consists of three cards (black, white, 18% gray)

+ Nanuk 908 Hard Utility Case with Foam Insert for $40 in two color options

+ ApeXel Selfie Ring Light with 24″ Gooseneck Stand Cell Phone Holder for $20

+ RucPac Extreme Tech Gloves for $30 in three size options

+ 1st generation Google Pixel Buds for $49

+ 16GB Sandisk Ultra microSD with full-size adapter for $3.89
+ 5-pack for $19
+ 10-pack for $36

Shopping News: Best Buy laying off 5000, closing more stores

We have more breaking shopping news, this time the subject is Best Buy, but the good news is that they are not having same fate as Fry’s Electronics as we previously mentioned. Speaking of Fry’s, if you now go to the Fry’s website you will read their “after nearly 36 years in business…” letter, with guidance on what to do if you have anything pending with them (repairs, consignments, credit balances, etc)… The benefit of them having had their service contracts and credit cards ran by other companies comes in handy now that Fry’s is going away…

So to Best Buy now. The company has announced it is laying off 5000 (five thousand) employees and will close more stores than previously anticipated. COVID and overall trends and all, their online sales are now 40% of their total ~ this number doubled since two years ago.

More details and discussion on the Best Buy news via Techmeme

Considering the Fry’s and Best Buy news, this is a good time to do an inventory of your gift cards (physical or electronic or store credits or rewards balances) at various brick and mortar and online retailers and consider the risk situation of each retailer whose gift card you have. Amazon and Walmart and Starbucks and such may be too big to fail, but others may not be so lucky…

Three Magazines for $12 total for 1-Year (options include Outdoor Photographer)

If you want to subscribe to a minimum of three printed magazines (delivered to USA addresses, no auto-renewal), the Weekend Sale at DiscountMAGS is a good price, 3 titles for $12 total for 1-year, making it $4 per magazine per year.

Of photography interest, “Outdoor Photographer” is eligible for this promotion! An assortment of “six degrees of separation from photography” type of magazines are participating to help you get to three (or more). This includes WIRED, Popular Mechanics, various lifestyle and travel, Bazaar, Elle, Bridal Guide, hobby sports, Cosmo, Essence, Backpacker, Car & Driver, and more…

Saturday: Elements 2021, 512GB Sandisk, Rode Bundle, Etc

Adobe returns to the Saturday 2/27/21 Amazon USA Gold Box where they offer Photoshop Elements 2021 (disc or digital download) for $56… The sale today also includes the new condition Amazon Fire TV Cube (4K, Alexa, 2019 release) for $100…

Elsewhere at the NewEgg dailies they offer the 512GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $60 after the limited time promo code shown there…

Last but not least at the Adorama dailies (change Sunday 10am ET) they offer the “Rode Mobile Phone Microphone Bundle” for $180 with free US shipping… Five different products are included in this kit including Rode, Shure and Manfrotto items…

Benro, Tamrac, Genaray, Sachtler, Sublue, Etc

FriYAY is here once again, and as usual, the B&H Photo daily deals are good until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out ~ OR for flash deals):

+ GenAray LED-6800 256 LED Daylight-Balanced On-Camera Light for $80

+ Tamrac Rally 4 V2.0 Shoulder Bag for $30

+ Benro Aero 2 Video Travel Angel Tripod Kit for $135

+ Sachtler Heavy Duty Harness for $79

+ Sublue US Swii Electronic Kickboard (Sunrise Orange) for $230

+ Ruggard Lux Strap Plus with 3/8″ Connector for $10

+ flash deal: LoRex D241A81-62NA 8-Channel 1080p DVR with 1TB HDD & 6 1080p Outdoor Night Vision MPX Bullet Cameras for $200

+ no teaser for next flash deal(s) as of the time of writing

UPDATE #1: among the Woot daily deals, the headliner is a sale of refurbished Apple MacBooks ($330 to $1450) and there’s also iPad PROs ($400 to $940) and Parrot drones ($125 to $530)…

In the Amazon Gold Box, among the COVIDalia they have a touchless forehead thermometer for under $20 [it also has a 5% off clip-on coupon]….

UPDATE #2: at the Adorama daily deals (which change on Saturday at 10am ET) they have the new condition Sublue Whiteshark MIX Underwater Scooter with Floater for $369 with free US shipping…

Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine for $229 [N], $299 [m43], Etc

It’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals, this round good until Friday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out). It is the new condition Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine on sale for $299 with free US shipping in the Micro Four Thirds system… The other mount options are on sale on their own but not part of the daily deal. For example the Nikon F version is on sale for $229 but the Nikon F version has a lower regular price… The price-dynamics of different systems and different global options [from the perspective of Rokinon]…

Meanwhile at the Woot dailies they have Samsung Frame QLED televisions with prices ranging from $400 to $2500. Sizes range from 32″ to 75″. These are refurbished with a 90-day Woot warranty…

And finally we checkupon the Thursday NewEgg daily deals where find:

+ 128GB Samsung Endurance PRO microSDXC for $24 after promo code

+ $100 Lowe’s digital gift card for $90

+ unlocked Samsung Galaxy S21 (8/128) 5G for $700, sold and shipped by NewEgg itself

+ various other techie things as usual

Thursday: Metz flashes (10 options), Spydel LENS CAL, Moza, edelKrone, Dracast, Etc

Thirst-DAY is here, so drink plenty of water πŸ™‚

We …brighten your day [sorry, I cannot resist the low-hanging-fruit type of jokes, please feel free to throw organic tomatoes at me] with the Thursday 2/25/21 [yes, Black Friday is just 9 months away, get ready!] Meh daily deal, it is the new condition “C by GE” connected smart lamp with Alexa going for $59 plus shipping…

We continue at the B&H Photo daily deals good until Thursday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out). Note that B&H is closed for shipments until Sunday AM, but you can place online orders as usual…

+ MOZA Mini-P 3-Axis Motorized Gimbal Stabilizer for $139

+ DataColor SpyderLensCal Autofocus Calibration Aid for $39

+ Dracast LED500 Silq Bi-Color LED Panel for $269

+ Metz flash sale, 10 options, $60 to $140
+ includes models 52AF1, 44AF2, 26AF2 and more
+ compatibility options include Pentax, Fuji, Oly-Pan-Lei, Samsung (NX), Canon, Nikon
+ *GASP* no Sony

+ 64GB Silicon Power Mobile C80 USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $17

+ Edelkrone JibONE Motion Control Jib Tripod Attachment for $829
+ optionally buy it together with edelKrone PAN PRO for $1328

Picking up from yesterday, the Adorama daily deals have indeed been refilled, and this set is good until Thursday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

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

+ 10pk RSA KN-95 masks for $10

+ MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS-055 laptop for $3899
+ price NOT a typo!
+ 17.3″ Ultra HD 300Hz, VR-Ready, Core i9-10900K 3.70GHz, 64GB RAM, 2TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (with 8GB), Windows 10 Pro, etc

Wednesday II: Photoshop Elements 2021 for $45AC, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra for $925, Etc

Photoshop Elements 2021 (Windows or Mac digital download) is one of the Wednesday NewEgg daily deals good until 11:59pm pacific or earlier if sold out. Using limited-time promo code 93XQJ92 you can get it for $45 instead of $60…

There is also a parallel offer on the Software box version for $45, this time using promo code 93XQJ85 instead. That’s why you see it listed twice in the daily-deals above, one is the boxed version, the other is the digital download version…

Also there at the NewEgg daily deals you will find a $50 GAP email-delivery e-gift-card for $40 when you add it to cart. The GAP has survived the test of time and the test of the COVIDs, something that sadly cannot be said for Fry’s Electronics.

Next up we head to the land of the “Nu Monopolies”, aka Amazon, where the leader of the pack in their Gold Box deals du jour for Wednesday is the new condition factory-unlocked with USA warranty Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G for $925, available in three color options. Up to three per customer.

Speaking of Samsung Galaxy phones, in case you missed it, yesterday Samsung announced that it has extended security updates to phones made in 2019 and later from three to four years. This includes the S10 era phones, the S20 era phones and the S21 era phones. Both the Note 10 and Note 20 are eligible as you can see at ZD Net… More via Techmeme

The new Adorama daily deals refresh at 10am eastern, but as of 10:12am ET there is no new daily deal. I’m not sure if this is a temporary technical glitch or they won’t have a daily deal during the Purim Holidays…

BREAKING: Fry’s Electronics CLOSING DOWN!

We have a shopping BREAKING NEWS ALERT! [[[ three sirens blasting ]]] All existing Fry’s brick and mortar stores have closed. Tuesday night was the last day they were open. This was leaked to the interwebs by Fry’s employees. An official announcement is expected to come out at some point on Wednesday during the business day [they are a West Coast type of a company]…

The leaker-employee says that the Fry’s website will also go offline. As of the time of writing (Tuesday at 10:27pm pacific time) it is still up…

Details on the various tech and shopping sites, more on these through Duck Duck Go and social media and such. It is already a Top 30 trending topic on Twitter…

Wedn: GVM, Blu, Celestron, Autel Robotics EVO II PRO, Etc

Hump Day is here once again and good until the end of day on Wednesday February 24 in 2021 we have the following deals du jour:

We start at the B&H Photo daily deals where we have seven offerings begging for your wallet-affections:

+ Celestron 10×32 TrailSeeker Binoculars (Green) for $115

+ GVM GT-80WD Wireless Carbon Fiber Motorized Camera Slider (31″) with Bluetooth Remote for $269

+ GenAray 2 x SL-57 Soft LED Lights & 2 x MicroPod Tabletop Tripods Kit for $70

+ Autel Robotics EVO II PRO 6K Drone Plus On-the-Go Bundle for $1449 with FREE Hoodman Drone Launch (3ft) and FREE 128GB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC

+ BLU G91 Dual-SIM 128GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Green) for $150
+ GSM / 4G LTE (North American Variant), Quad Rear Cameras (16MP, 5MP, 2MP & 2MP x Wide, Ultra-Wide, Macro & Depth Sensor), etc

+ AmazFIT T-Rex Multi-Sport GPS Smartwatch (48mm) for $90 after automatic $50 off in-cart coupon, four color options

+ Tascam DR-10L Micro Portable Audio Recorder with Lavalier Microphone for $125

Tuesday: Joby, Dracast, Wandrd, Intel, Screen Protectors, Etc

Tuesday is here and it is indeed TunesDay as Spotifi [HA!, ok, Spotify] has announced the development of their Hifi streaming service and tools to turn text/blogs into podcasts ~ among other things…

Before we get to the daily deals, a little bit of a planning update. B&H Photo will be physically closing (B&M store, order shipment) for the Purim holiday between Thursday 4pm ET and Sunday 10am ET. Online ordering will continue, with the usual Fri PM to Sat PM closure…

And now to the Tuesday 2/23/21 B&H Photo daily deals where we have seven candidates for your wallet-affections:

+ Dracast 728B LED Panel for $169

+ Joby TelePod PRO Kit for $40

+ Tamrac Goblin Body Pouch 0.4 for $5 in four color options, great for the color-coding-organizers

+ WandRd HEXAD Access 45L Duffel (Black) for $159
+ just don’t put 45L of water in it πŸ˜‰

+ Intel 8-core and 10-core processors, three options, $259 to $340
+ #Ryzen4Lyfe

+ LetsCom ID131Color HR Fitness Tracker for $13 in four color options
+ PRO TIP: don’t put “HR” in a product name, it reminds people of their “HR Dept” πŸ˜‰

+ Vello LCD screen protectors, 44 options for various cameras from various manufacturers, $8 to $13
+ larger screen AND touchscreens = screen protectors like the smartphones πŸ˜‰

UPDATE #1 if you are a fan of the Best Buy Way of Things, currently in-progress they have a 24 hour Flash Sale with the typical type of products you’d expect to find at Best Buy…

UPDATE #2: and now we have the Adorama daily deal, this one good until Wednesday at 10am eastern (or earlier if sold out). It is the new condition AKASO EK7000 12MP 4K Ultra HD Waterproof Action Camera with Wi-Fi for $50 with free US shipping…

Monday II: Elements Photoshop 2021, Lenovo Slim 9, Etc

The current Adorama daily deals are back to being multiple, and they are running until Tuesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Adobe Photoshop Elements 2021 for $60
+ choice of DVD or digital download

+ Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 9 laptop for $1499
+ 14″ 4K UHD Touchscreen, i7-1165G7 2.80GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro, etc

+ VIOFO A129 Pro 4K UHD 2160p Dual Band Wi-Fi Front Dash Camera for $140
+ dash-o-graphy is the next big thing, you heard it here first πŸ˜‰

Next up head on over to the Monday Amazon USA Gold Box where they have two color options of the new condition Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e tablet for $380… This has a 10.5″ Super-AMOLED touchscreen, 64GB storage, unlocked LTE, Android O, etc…

The techie party at Monday’s NewEgg’s dailies continues with offers that include promo code savings on Windows 10 PRO…

Last but not least, at the Monday Woot dailies they have a factory reconditioned 32″ Samsung WQHD (2560×1440) LED monitor, model SD850 (sounds like a camera name?), for $216 with a 90-day iRecertify warranty…

Monday: GVM, Nanuk, CFast 2.0, Cinetics, Sandisk Extreme Portable SSDs, Etc

Mundane Monday is back once again, and we start with a new set of B&H Photo daily deals good until 2/22/21 at 11:59pm eastern time, or earlier if sold out:

+ Nanuk 904 Case with Foam for $25 in two color options (black, graphite), great for the color-coding organizers

+ GVM LT-50S Bi-Color LED Video 2-Light Kit for $179

+ Sandisk Extreme and Extreme PRO Portable SSDs, five options, further discounting by automatic in-cart coupons

+ 256GB Silicon Power Cinema PRO CFX 310 CFast 2.0 Memory Card for $127
+ optionally for $154 buy it TOGETHER with the Lexar CR1 Professional Workflow CFast 2.0 USB 3.0 Reader

+ Cinetics Lynx 3-Axis Motorized Slider for $1249

+ CoreSWX batteries, four options

+ Cleer Flow headphones for $50

Datacolor SpyderCube 3D Cube for RAW Color Calibration for $25 {ends Mon 10am ET}

A new installment of the Adorama daily deal is upon us all and this round continues until Monday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out), it is the new condition Datacolor SpyderCube 3D Cube for RAW Color Calibration offered for $25 with free US shipping… As you may have noticed, Adorama is back to having just a single daily deal, not multiple ones…

MEanwhile laptops return at the Sunday Amazon USA Gold Box, it is the new condition Razer Blade 15 Gaming Laptop offered for $1099 with free US shipping with up to two per customer. This is the 2020 Base model…

… with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, 15.6″ FHD 1080p 144Hz, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Core i7-10750H 6-Core, Thunderbolt 3, CNC alumin(i)um, Chroma RGB lighting, Wifi 6, Win 10H, etc, etc, etc…

But if you prefer to put your computer …eggs in a different …basket, the Sunday NewEgg daily deals include a $1250 MSI gaming laptop, the usual parade of storage options and techie gear…

UPDATE #1: forgot about Woot! The headliner of the Woot daily deals for Sunday is the new condition Samsung Note 20 Ultra 5G with a 1-year Samsung USA warranty going for $800 in the Mystic Bronze color scheme…

Sunday: Moza, Phottix Juno Kit, Kingston, Polar Pro, Etc

As we all know, Sunday is contractually obligated to be a Sun-Day. If it’s not sunny, you can ask for your money back from Sun Inc, customer service open 24×7, except when solar flares are active πŸ˜‰

And now lettuce take a look at the Sunday 2/21/21 B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET tonight or earlier if sold out:

+ Phottix Juno Flash Ready To Go Kit for $140
+ Juno DVD not included πŸ˜‰

+ Ruggard DSLR Parka Cold and Rain Protector for Cameras and Camcorders (Black) for $40
+ cameras feel the cold too!

+ Moza Mini MX Gimbal for Smartphones for $64

+ ReVo Clip-On Vlog Light for Smartphones and Tablets for $7

+ 128GB Kingston DataTraveler SE9 G2 USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $20
+ roundtrip ticket to Kingston (Jamaica) NOT included πŸ˜‰

+ 50pk DCK Disposable 3-Ply Face Mask for Kids for $5
+ that’s 10c per mask
+ eg if you have 50 kids, this will last one day πŸ˜‰

It’s Filter Time (but no signed CDs) at the Adorama daily deals, good until Sunday at 10am ET you can haz the new condition Polar Pro Peter McKinnon Edition 67mm Variable ND 6-9 Stop Filter for $180 with free US Shipping…

Saturday: 256GB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC for $37AC w/FS

NewEgg has some Sandisk action of the Extreme kind for their Saturday deals du jour, good until 11:59pm pacific on 2/20/21 or earlier if sold out… It is the new condition 256GB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC (A2, U3, UHS-I, C10, SDSQXA1-256G-GN6MA) going for $37 with free US Shipping using promo code 93XQK42 with up to three per customer. This is sold and shipped by NewEgg herself…

Friday II: Acer Swift 3 laptop, ASUS 27″ IPS, Etc

And now we have Friday Daily Deals Episode II: The (Amazon) Empire Strikes Back!

We start with the Amazon USA Gold Box where one of the headliners is the new condition Acer Swift 3 Intel EVO laptop for $670 with free US shipping with maximum two per customer. Specs include 14″ Full HD, Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, 256GB NVMe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Fingerprint Reader, Backlit keyboard, etc. This is model number SF314-59-75QC…

The latest Adorama daily deal (ends Saturday 10am ET) is the new condition Asus VP279Q-P 27″ 16:9 Full HD IPS LCD Monitor with Eye-Care Technology for $149 with free US Shipping… It has buzzword technology such as VividPixel and ASCR 80 million to 1, Response Time 5ms (GTG), QuickFit modes (preset photos and document sizes), stereo speakers, HDMI, VGA and Displayport, kensington lock, 4.8kg weight, etc…

Then at the NewEgg daily deals we find, among others, the Ryzen 5 3600 desktop processor, 1TB internal Seagate SSD, ASUS motherboard, etc… The $100 Lowes gift card for $90 is sold-out as of the time of writing…

SpyderCUBE RAW Calibration Tool for $25, Etc

FriYAY is here and as usual, the B&H Photo daily deals geaux until Saturday at 11:59pm ET with the caveat that orders are not accepted Fri PM to Sat PM {check their website for exact hours}. The offers are:

+ DataColor SpyderCUBE RAW Calibration Tool for $25

+ Sachtler Camera Rollpak for $170
+ just don’t roll it downhill with all your tilt-shift and f0.95 primes in it
+ risk is acceptable if the bag is filled with 18-55 and 70-300 non-USM kit lenses and double-figure old MF lenses πŸ˜‰

+ RucPac Photographer’s Winter Apparel Package for $40, two size options

+ SirUI VTJ-1.8 Video Travel Jib for $299

+ Kingston Mobilelite Plus SD Card Reader with Mobilelite Plus microSD Card Reader Kit for $15
+ because reading (even memory cards) is fundamental!

+ CasePh Wireless Charging & UVC Sanitizer Box, two options, $30 and $40

+ flash deal: SWIT S-2010 On-Camera LED Light with Pole Power Connector for $75

+ no teaser for the next flash deal as of the time of writing

For EU shoppers, one of the Friday Amazon Chermany deals of the day is the new condition Victure Wildlife camera offered for 39 euro-dollars with free S&H within Chermany and Austria. As of the time of writing it averages 4.5 out of 5 based on nearly 2000 customer reviews…

UPDATE #1: save the RAW files, save the world! Two WD external HDDs are among the Friday Best Buy daily deals, a 14TB Easystore for $230, and a 1TB for $45… And for those spending a lot of time in nature, away from civilization, the $10 portable handheld “bio bidet” may come in handy πŸ˜‰ [and the customer reviews are almost all on-topic, not the troll-LOL kind]

Datacolor SpyderCheckr Color Calibration Tool for $104

Good until Friday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out) the current Adorama daily deal is the new condition Datacolor SpyderCheckr Color Calibration Tool going for $104 with free US shipping…

Thursday: PNY SDXC, microSDXC, flash drive sales

There’s a $40 Fire 7 tablet as one of the Thursday 2/18/21 Amazon USA deals du jour but the headliner of the day is a PNY storage sale with six options:

+ 256GB PNY Elite Performance SDXC for $32

+ 256GB Elite-X Class 10 microSDXC for $33
+ 128GB for $18 on the same listing

+ 512GB PNY Elite PRO microSDXC for $70

+ 512GB PNY Elite PRO USB 3 flash drive for $70

+ 128GB PNY Turbo Attache USB 3 flash drive for $13

+ 10pk of 16GB PNY Attache USB 2 flash drives for $28
+ these are USB 2.0 (two)
+ comes out to $2.80 per flash drive

+ limit two of each item per customer

Speaking of storage, at the Newegg daily deals they have the 256GB Team Group Elite microSDXC for $24, a $1299 Dell XPS Home & Entertainment desktop, and various other techie/computer-y things as usual…

Thursday: Litra, Dr Bag, Steiner, FilmCraft, Fat Gecko, Etc

Thursday is here and so is another set of B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET on Thursday (or earlier if sold out):

+ Steiner 7×50 C Navigator Pro Binoculars with Compass for $350

+ Litra LitraStudio RGBWW Photo & Video LED Light for $390
+ not to be confused with Lytro, the light field photography company

+ Delkin Fat Gecko Dual-Suction Camera Mount for $40

+ KanDao QooCam Interchangeable 4K 360 and 3D 180 Camera for $230

+ Arco Video Dr. Bag 40 for $79
+ also handy for doctor cosplay and doctor stock photography πŸ˜‰

+ FilmCraft Pro Series Tall Director’s Chair (30″, Black Frame, Black Canvas) for $130
+ also handy when making “film critic” style YouTube videos πŸ˜‰

UPDATE #1: among the Woot dailies there’s another variant of the “former Android flagships” sale and a “2 t-shirts for $18” offer with coupon code 2FOR18, which is not bad given that Woot t-shirts are not priced like 6 Dollar Shirts. Speaking of which, 6DollarShirts is a great value and durable (I bought many of them; they also have an on-going offer, 10 t-shirts for $50; shipping is extra)…

UPDATE #2: Meanwhile at the Best Buy dailies they have the Sunpak YouTuber Creator Kit Vlogging Kit for $30 [combine it with the director’s chair at B&H and you’ll have the #1 film critic YouTube channel πŸ™‚ ) and a 128GB Sandisk EXtReMe PlUs for $33, select GE Grow (not Glow) LED plant lights [PRO TIP: you can grow your plant/macro photography subjects!], and such…

Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE 35mm Film & Slide Scanner for $349

A new trio of Adorama daily deals is upon us, this lot is good until Thursday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE – 35mm Film & Slide Scanner for $349

+ 27″ LG 16:9 4K Ultra HD FreeSync IPS Monitor for $350
+ model 27UD68-P

+ MSI Prestige 15 15.6″ Ultra HD Notebook for $1299
+ i7-10710U 1.1GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q (4GB memory), Windows 10 Home

Meanwhile at the Amazon USA Gold Box for Wednesday 2/17/21 they have the Ring A19 Smart LED Bulb Starter kit (two A19 light bulbs, one Ring Bridge) for $40 OR one Ring A19 light bulb for $12.49

Wedn: GVM, Magnus, Wooden Camera, PROGrade CFexpress 2, Photoshop Elements 2021, Etc

OOOPS! I forgot to post Tuesday’s dailies, but we are back for the Wednesday 2/17/21 B&H Photo daily deals, a six-pack of them, good until Hump Day at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Adobe Photoshop Elements 2021 for $60
+ choice of digital download or DVD by mail

+ Wooden Camera Unified BMPCC4K/BMPCC6K Camera Cage (Rubber Handle) for $159
+ mayhaps it should be called Rubber Camera? πŸ˜‰

+ MAgnus REX VT-6000 2-Stage Video Tripod with Fluid Head for $399
+ the MA is not Massachusetts but I often type the next letter before I fully release the SHIFT button, so the 2nd letter gets capitalized #BehindTheScenes

+ GVM LED Ring Light Soft Light 600S for $119

+ PROgrade 325GB CFexpress 2.0 Cobalt Memory Card for $325
+ 2-pack of them for $635, a $15 combined purchase discount, $7.50 per card

+ AUstream AU-Stream True Wireless for $40 or 2-pack for $75

UPDATE #1: among the Woot daily deals they have foldable Snaptain drones ($65 to $100), refurbished Samsung computer monitors ($230 to $500) and refurbished Kindle Oasis/Voyager e-readers ($50 to $150, 90-day Woot warranty; the ones with a 1-year warranty are the ones Amazon itself sells as certified refurbished)…

UPDATE #2 among the BEst Buy dailies they have the 12TB WD EAsystore external HDD for $200, TVs, Intel i7-10700 (10th generation; Ryzen sends its regards), 512GB Sandisk Ultra Plus microSDXC for $95, Surface Laptop GO for $520 (M1 Macbooks and Chromebooks send their regards), etc, etc, etc

UPDATE #3: oops II, I also forgot the current Adorama daily deal (changes Wednesday 10am ET), it is the 2ft Quasar Science Q-25X Crossfade Linear 25W Bi-Color LED Lamp for $75 (actual Quasar (the ones mentioned by Neil deGrasse Tyson) not included, they are against UPS/FedEx shipping policy πŸ˜‰

Monday: Tokina 11-20/2.8 for $429 [C/N], 32GB Sandisk SDXC

Mundane Monday is back once again BUT hooray-hooray it’s a LENS DAY at the new round of B^H Photo daily deals, good until Monday 2/15/21 [yes, we ate half of February already, now it’s time to eat the Valentine’s chocolates on clearance πŸ˜‰ ] at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out)…

+ Tokina 11-20mm f2.8 CF ATX-I for $429 in Canon EF or Nikon F
+ APS-C, 82mm filters, around half a kilo, 0.12x max-mag, etc
+ this is blog-typo-certified to be Tokina, not Tamron
+ statement certified to be organic, gluten-free, biodynamic, kosher, Fairtrade and UTZ

+ Pelican MPB35 Backpack (35L, Realtree Edge / Tan) for $57

+ SirUI SUP204SR Aluminum-Alloy Photo/Video Monopod for $100

+ 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDHC for $12 after automatic in-cart coupon
+ up to 95MB/sec, V30, UHS-I, U3, C10, etc
+ of interest especially if you have a mix of cameras that use SDHC and SDXC cards

+ MSI 15.6″ Creator Series Creator 15 Multi-Touch Laptop for $1729
+ “Creator” is the new “Gamer” in laptop marketing? πŸ˜‰
+ Intel i7-10875H 8-Core, 16GB DDR4, 512GB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD, 15.6″ 1920 x 1080 IPS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (with 8GB GDDR6, nom-nom-nom), etc, etc

+ CAD microphones etc, two options, $49 or $79

Sunday: FlashBoss, IDX, Tamrac, Storage Cubes, Etc

IF you like to double and triple bag things or if you like to organize-store and/or travel-a-lot, the Sunday 2/14/21 Meh daily deal is not a Valentine’s themed offering, but a 12-pack of soft storage cubes of four different sizes for $14 plus shipping. The set also included two drawstring bags, making it a 14-pack…

Not a “lens day” at the Sunday B&H Photo daily deals and no valentine’s theme here either:

+ Tamrac Arc Flash Accessory Pocket – 1.7 (Black) for $7

+ Vello FlashBoss TTL Transceiver for Canon for $40
+ two transceivers for $70

+ IDX CUE-H180 179Wh Compact Li-Ion V-Mount Battery for $219

+ My-Geko-Gear Orbit 510 1080p Dash Cam with Night Vision & 16GB microSD Card for $60
+ discover the joys of dashcam-o-graphy! πŸ˜‰

UPDATE #1: among the Sunday Amazon USA Gold Box they have the SK hynix Gold S31 3D NAND 2.5 inch SATA III Internal SSD on sale. The 1TB version goes for $83~ while the 500GB version goes for $46~…

UPDATE #2: among the Best Buy daily deals they have the 10-inch NixPlay smart digiframe for $140, and Insignia single-use batteries on sale…

FotoPro AK-64 iSpeedy Aluminum Quick Extend Monopod for $95

Adorama is back with another one of their daily deals and this item lasts until Sunday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out). It is the new condition FotoPro AK-64 iSpeedy Aluminum Quick Extend Monopod going for $90 with free US shipping…

It’s Kindle and Fire device sale at the Amazon USA Gold Bo for Saturday 2/13/21, headlined by the new condition 8GB Kindle Paperwhite (with Special Offers) going for $95 in four color options. The option without the Special Offers is +$20, or you can remove the special offers at any point in the future by paying the one-time fee… As long as Kindle e-readers can’t show video, I personally do not find their ads annoying and on occasion I find a deal or discover an interesting and discounted e-book…

Lots of RAM is among the computer-related offers at the Saturday Newegg daily deals, too many to list here individually…

Wiral Lite Cable Cam for $329, Dell XPS 9310, Etc

The new round of the Adorama daily deals is here until Saturday at 10am ET and it is the new condition Wiral Lite Cable Cam offered for $329 with free US shipping…

Headlining the Friday Amazon USA Gold Box is the new condition Dell XPS 9310 two-in-one laptop for $1439~ with free US shipping with up to three per customer at the sale price.

This has a 13.4 inch FHD+ Touchscreen, i7-1165G7, a glorious 32GB of 4267MHz LPDDR4x RAM, 512GB SSD storage, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 10 Home, etc…

And at the NewEgg dailies they have a 512GB Team Group internal SSD for $50, more WD HDDs, laptops, gaming gift cards, 128GB Team USB 3.2 Gen I flash drive for $13, COVID masks, and mo(i)re…

And now a total freebie if you are participating the Lucky (grocery store) Rewards. You can claim an offer for a FREE tin of Sparkling Ice + Caffeine. Because everything must needs be caffeinated πŸ™‚

Spider, Genaray, Sachtler, Morphie, WD, PNY, NetGear, Etc

FriYAY is here and as usual, the B&H Photo daily deals last until Saturday at 11:59pm ET but orders are not accepted, as usual, Friday PM to Saturday PM {check website for exact hours}:

+ Spider SpiderPro Hand Strap for $21

+ GenAray Ultra-Thin Bicolor 288 SMD LED On-Camera Light for $50

+ Sachtler Lightweight Audio Bag (Large) for $149
+ large size audio bags typically hold a minimum of 100 songs πŸ˜‰

+ Bolt battery packs for select Nikon and Sony cameras, $30 to $40
+ these take 8 or 12 AA batteries, hooray for the rechargeables, ouch for the wallets of single-use battery users πŸ™‚

+ flash deal: Garmin inReach Mini Satellite Communicator (Orange) (Satellite Subscription Required) for $280

+ no teaser for the next flash deal yet

Meanwhile the Meh-rathon is over but the Friday Meh daily deal is a 2-pack of Morphie 6040 mAh power-banks with USB-C port for $18 plus shipping. That’s about one full refill of a modern flagship/big-screen type of a smartphone. BUT if you are using this to charge smaller battery devices (eg true wireless earphones or flip phones) this can last a lot longer…

PSA #1: if you have any music or music data (eg playlists) in your Google Play Music account that you want to download or preserve, Google has sent an email announcing that on February 24 (2021) your music data will be deleted. You can download all your music purchases (and freebies) using Google Takeout, and/or you can transfer them to YouTube Music. You can also transfer your playlists there. Note that YouTube Music forces you to create a YouTube Channel (!!!) in your name if you want to transfer your playlists over… More details via Google Music support

UPDATE #2: among the Woot daily deals for Friday you will find Netgear networking stuff under “Computers” and Delsey hard-side luggage under “Clearance/Sellout” and 30% off t-shirts with promo code SOLVED (t-shirt coupon expires 2/14/21 at 11:59pm central; everything else expires, as usual, at 11:59pm central time of the same day)…

UPDATE #3: more storage and lightning action at the Best Buy dailies for Friday 2/12/21:

+ 128GB Sandisk Ultra Plus SDXC for $25

+ 4-pack of Hampton Peace multicolor LEDs on sale, multiple options

+ 8TB WD easySToRE external USB 3.0 HDD for $130

+ 512GB PNY elite pro usb 3.0 flash drive for $70

+ the thing that looks like AA batteries, well actually it’s a lip balm in man-marketing presentation

+ Mount-It dual monitor gas-spring-arm desk mount for $110

Thursday: Meh-rathon, Autel 8K Drone bundle, PowerEX, Oben, Elvid, Fotodiox, Etc

Thursday is here and Meh is having a …Woot-OFF, or as they call it, a Meh-rathon at the Meh website. Offers keep on changing throughout the day, BUT you can also purchase any of the previous offers as long as they are not sold-out. Look for them in the Meh-rathon Forum, click on the item of interest, click on it again to get to the individual product page, and if it’s not sold-out, you will see a “BUY IT” button option…

Next up we head on over to the B&H Photo daily deals, good until 11:59pm ET on Thursday 2/11/21 or earlier if sold out…

+ Autel Robotics EVO II 8K Drone On The Go Bundle for $1249 with FREE 128GB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC and 3′ Hoodman Drone Launch Pad included automatically by B&H during this promotion

+ PowerEX MH-C204GT 4-bay Smart Charger and 8-Pack of Pro Rechargeable AA NiMH Batteries Kit for $24~

+ Oben ATM-2600 6-Section Aluminum Monopod for $35

+ FotoDioX C-300RS FlapJack LED Bi-Color Edge Light (10″) for $140

+ Hyper GaN 100W USB Type-C & USB Type-A Charger for $60~ after 40% off automatic in-cart coupon

+ ElVid 5″ RigVision HDR On-Camera Touchscreen Monitor for $199

UPDATE: the current round of Adorama daily deals (change Friday 10am ET) is the new condition Voyager Air Wheel Hoverboard going for $150 with free US Shipping…

Samyang 35mm f2.8 Autofocus Ultra Compact for $175 [E]

Hooray, hooray it’s a LENS DAY of the E-Kind at the Adorama daily deals, this set good until Thursday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Samyang 35mm f2.8 Autofocus Ultra Compact for Sony E for $175

+ iBUYPOWER TraceMR 150i Gaming Desktop Computer for $600
+ i3 10100F 3.6GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB SSD, NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650 4GB(), Windows 10 Home, etc

+ Nooie Smart Power Strip Wi-Fi Surge Protector with USB for $14

Wedn (eBook): The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln’s Ghost for $2

Among the Wednesday 2/10/21 Amazon daily deals there is an ebook that touches up on paranormal photography. It is the 357-page “The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln’s Ghost” by Peter Manseau going for $2. You also earn a $0.20 Great on Kindle credit. If you already have a “Great On Kindle” credit, it will be automatically applied to your order. Recently Amazon increased the duration of “Great on Kindle” credits to run for 30 days instead of just a week.

The ebook averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 90 global customer ratings. You can get a Kindle sample (the beginning of the book) OR you can “Look Inside” and randomly jump around inside the ebook (with a web browser, not on the e-reader)…

A brief summary of the ebook on the Amazon product page:

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

Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 for $32 [Disc only]

Woot Plus is running another iteration of their Garage Sales, this round good until 2/22/21 at 11:59pm central time, or earlier for items that sell out (and quite a few items do indeed sellout before the expiration; those that don’t, get recycled to future daily deals and garage sales and bargain bins and Woot-OFFs and such)…

Not among the Electronics Garage sales but under the Computer Garage sale we find the return of an old friend from 2020, the Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 for $32 [Disc only]. Up to three per customer. It comes with a 90-day Woot warranty [whatever that means for software]… Shipping free for Prime members (one-time connection of Woot-Prime accounts needed) or flat shipping for the calendar day purchases for non-members…

PS; you may have noticed the use of a semicolon above; That was just so I could mention this hot off the e-presses article; “The Case for Semicolons”;

DJI Ronin-S Essentials Kit down to $348

DJI fans, the Ronin-S Essentials Kit is now down to $348 with free US shipping at B&H Photo and Amazon itself and the official DJI USA store

This costs less than the Ronin-S standard kit. As you can see from above, it is a limited time manufacturer-blessed promotion that is part of the President-Valentine shopping season…

IF you are interested in DJI items, check their other products at the aforelinked stores for more offerings. Too many to list here individually. After all, I may be droning on but this is not a drone blog πŸ™‚

PS in case the joke-attempt above is creating confusion: the Ronin-S is a single-handed stabilizer for “real cameras” (DSLRs, mirrornyets, etc)…

Wedn: GVM, NiSi, Zeiss 25mm T2.9 Cine CP.2 for $1990 [EF], Etc

It feels like yesterday when I wrote “Hump Day is here again” and just like that, Hump Day is here once again πŸ˜‰

We have a new round of B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm on Wednesday 2/10/21 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ put on Vanilla Ice, it’s Zeiss-Zeiss Baby!
+ ZEISS Compact Prime CP.2 25mm/T2.9 Cine Lens for $1990 in Canon EF only
+ this is only available in Canon EF
+ the only other version listed at B&H is the PL-mount which is marked discontinued
+ discontinued at B&H means it is not orderable and there are no plans for more of it to arrive (you can of course always look for it in the USED department, eBay, KEH Camera, etc, etc, etc)

+ GVM On-Camera RGB LED Video Light with Bluetooth App Control and Power Supply for $99

+ AmazFIT Bip S Multi-Sport GPS Smartwatch in two color options for $70 minus 28% off in-cart automatic coupon, which should put it, per my head-math, around $50 (because 30% of $70 is $21)…
+ all this extra text because I was too lazy to open the Calculator app or at least open a new browser tab for in-search calculator πŸ˜‰

+ AuRay MXB-1515B Padded Nylon Bag for Mixers & Accessories for $23
+ for the speed-readers out there, this is for Audio Mixers, not Kitchen Mixers

Meanwhile the current iteration of the Adorama daily deals [changes Wednesday 10am ET] includes a …Valentine’s Day filter kit, the NiSi V5 Pro Rose Gold Edition 100mm Filter Holder with Enhanced Landscape CPL going for $80… Also something that may look like a monopod on a smaller screen but it is not: the H&A Carbon Fiber Telescoping Boom Pole with Internal Coiled Cable & Side Exit XLR Base (9′) – Neutrik Connector – Carrying Case Included goes for $200…

In a sign of the COVID times mayhaps, the Wednesday Meh daily deal is a 54-pack of single-serve Jim Bourbon flavored (three flavors of 18 per box) K-cups for $19 + shipping… Keep in mind coffee purists freak out about flavored coffee the same way photographers freak out about digital zoom in digital cameras πŸ˜‰

UPDATE #1: lots of action at the Wednesday Best Buy daily deals including:

+ 256GB Sandisk Extreme Plus microSDXC for $58

+ 256GB PNY Elite Pro USB 3.0 Type A flash drive for $40

+ C by GE lighting kits, three options, $25 to $28

+ Energizer battery-powered LED motion sensor
+ move over car-dash-ography, here comes motion-senso-graphy!

+ 16TB WD EasyStore HDD for $280
+ 1TB WD MyPassport SSD USB-C for $140

+ Vankyo wireless mini projector for $100

Tuesday: Oben, ThinkTank, Vortex, 2TB Delkin CFExpress, Etc

Tuesday, aka TunesDay aka ToonsDay is here and we start with a new string quartet of B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET on Tuesday 2/9/21 or earlier IFF sold out…

+ 2TB Delkin CFexpress POWER Memory Card for $750 after an automatic $250 off in-cart coupon
+ optionally buy it together with Delkin USB 3.2 CFExpress card reader for $795 total

+ Think Tank Photo Video Rig 24 Rolling Case for $270
+ tank is not included!

+ Vortex 8×42 Viper HD Binoculars (2018 Edition) for $349
+ not to be confused with The Red Viper, who breaks with a “sickening crunch” πŸ˜‰

+ Oben TAB-4M Four-Mount Tripod Accessory Bar for $60
+ two-mount for $40

Monday: Tokina 14-20mm f2 PRO (DX) for $299 [C], Etc

Monday is here with a new Tom Brady special! Buy one SuperBowl ring, get another one free πŸ˜‰

Joking aside, we have a hooray-hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the Monday B&H Photo daily deals good until Monday 2/8/21 at 11:59pm eastern (or earlier if sold out):

+ Tokina 14-20mm f2 PRO DX lens for $299 in Canon EF only
+ that’s around 21-30mm “35mm EQ”
+ the Nikon F lens is not part of the daily deal but it is on sale on its own for $379
+ one of the benefits of the CaNiKoN duopoly is having the option to buy APS-C lenses such as these!
+ this is blog-typo-certified to be Tokina, not Tamron πŸ™‚

+ ARCO LCD Transport Case for 27-45″ Displays for $60
+ I was joking the other day about carrying around with me a 100″ display, but mayhaps it was not a joke after all? πŸ˜‰

+ GVM Teleprompter TQ-M for Tablets and Smartphones with Remote Control & App for $129

+ ACCsoon CineEye Wireless Video Transmitter with 5 GHz Wi-Fi for up to 4 Mobile Devices for $149
+ personally I’m holding out for the Big East version πŸ˜‰

UPDATE #1: the headliner of the Monday Woot daily deals is a feast of Google Pixels with six options ranging from $60 to $300, from Pixel XL all the way up to 4XL. Keep in mind, no microSD slot, no headphone jack, no Nexus soul πŸ˜‰

The headliner of the Best Buy dailies is a 2TB WD EasyStore external HDD for $60… IF you are marrying old and new computeralia, they have the Insignia HDMI to VGA adapter for $15… There’s a $40 Nimble 3-day portable charger, a $13 Insignia 350 lumen LED flashlight, a 36pk of Insignia AA/AAA batteries for $11 (unfortunately worse than 4 batteries per $1)… And on and on and on…

UPDATE #2: a handful of Fire Tablets and Echo devices are among the Monday Amazon deals of the day in their Gauld Baux…

UPDATE #3: another 24 hours have passed bringing us a new iteration of the Adorama daily deals, this one running until Tuesday at 10am ET and featuring:

+ Minolta MN80NV 1080p Full HD 3″ Touchscreen Camcorder with Nightvision for $99 in three color options

+ Bethesda Softworks Doom Eternal for $30 in either Xbox or Playstation 4
+ yes, Adorama is also Gameorama!

Insta360 ONE R Twin Edition with 4K Module and Dual Lens 360 Module for $407

The new round of Adorama daily deals, this set good until Monday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out) includes the following:

+ Insta360 ONE R Twin Edition with 4K Module and Dual Lens 360 Module for $407

+ Electronic Arts Madden NFL 21 Deluxe Edition for Xbox One OR Playstation 4 for $30
+ MVP for $45

Outdoor Photographer for $4.71 per year

DiscountMags is back with another weekend sale and this one of course it’s a very special (in marketing terms) SuperBowl Weekend Sale that includes a 1-year subscription of the printed US-addresses “Outdoor Photographer” for $4.71 per year. That’s 11 issues. Its “default” sale price is $5/year.

AS usual there are many other “six degrees of separation” magazines like sports, fashion, nature, travel, science/tech (Wired, Discover, NatGeo, etc), etc, etc, etc. And “Consumer Reports” too for $17.57 for 1-year (= 13 issues)…

As usual, no auto-renewal. Only US addresses are eligible for obvious reasons (shipping/mailing the magazines outside the US would cost a whole lot more than the subscription price for a whole year)…

Sunday: Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 for $32 [Disc only]

The Super-Bowl-Sunday Woot daily deals include MSI gaming desktop & laptops, a $730 unlocked Samsung Note 5G (128GB) and of photography interest, hiding in their “PC Software Deals” they have the Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 for $32. This is a disc delivered by mail, not a digital download. It comes with a 90-day Woot warranty (whatever that means in this case LOL). Up to three per customer…

If you are looking for something to read while everybody else is getting drunk (figuratively and literally) on Super Bowl, here’s a new article at WIRED on a new company coming out of stealth on Optical Metasurface technology that hopes to (re)-revolutionize smartphone lenses…

Sunday: Kodak, ONA, TriGyn, Etc

It’s Super Bowl Sunday, too late now to buy a big screen TV from the interwebs. And the way TVs are becoming more complicated, it might be too late to buy it from the B&M store too, because the setup, connections, calibration, optimization, etc take time and there’s not enough time to get it all done before the SuperBow festivities begin.

PSA: if you are using an old TV set to watch the SuperBowl and you think you see Tom Brady on your Superbowl television, don’t throw it away, it’s not ghosting from previous SuperBowls, it’s the Tampa Bay Brady!

Speaking of PSAs, here’s a real PSA, Google has patched an actively exploited zero-day issue with the Chrome browser version 88 and it recommends immediate updating. Details via Techmeme… The last time I checked this applied to the Windows, Mac and Linux versions of the web browser… Neither Google Play nor ChromeOS have shown me updates pending… Eric Lawrence did some digging on the twitter

And after that long and winding prologue of sorts, we are here with the B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Kodak 10″ Digital Picture Frame with Wi-Fi and Multi-Touch Display for $100
+ for our younger viewers, Kodak is not just a rapper but was also a company out of Rochester, New York that was big during the film photography years and during the very early days of digital

+ ONA The Leather Clifton Camera and Everyday Backpack (Camouflage) for $150

+ TriGyn 8″ Ring Light with Smartphone Holder and Desktop Tripod Stand for $35

+ Holmes Odor Grabber Air Purifier for $15
+ when people say their pictures stink, may be they are right? πŸ˜‰

Bower 500mm f/8.0 Manual Focus T-Mount Lens for $79, Etc

As usual, the Fri-YAY B^H daily deals are good until Saturday at 11:59pm ET with the caveat that their website does not accept orders Friday PM to Saturday PM (check their website for exact hours):

And in a rarity for the Friday offernings, it’s a LENS DAY, hooray-hooray!

+ Bower 500mm f8 Manual Focus T-Mount Lens for $79
+ B&H Photo has T-mount adapters for just about any camera system, with the more popular systems obviously having more options (eg EF, F, M43) but you can also find options for the “Nu Mirrorless” (name I just came up for the new Nikon and Canon and Pana-Leica-Sigma full-frame mirrorless) and old rangefinders, and many things in between
+ B&H currently has adapters for 31 systems with a total of 144 options from 23 makers including KIPON, Fotodiox, Novoflex, Vivitar, lens-maker name-brand (Leica, Tokina, Schneider), astro-telescopy companies, etc…
+ prices range from $8 (Vivitar for M43rds) to $175 (Leica digiscoping adapter)
+ the T-mount adapters are not part of the daily deal, I’m mentioning them for anyone who may want to buy the lens at the sale price and pair them with their camera system(s)

+ Freehands gloves, 8 options, $10 to $18

+ Tamrac Arc Flash Accessory Pocket for $8

+ Apexel 4-in-1 Smartphone Lens with Tripod for $25

+ Nanuk 923 15″ Laptop Case for $140 after automatic in-cart $160 off coupon

+ MyGekoGear Orbit 122 1080p Dash Cam with 8GB microSD Card for $40
+ Dashography is the next big thing, trust me (not) I know (not) what I’m talking about πŸ™‚

UPDATE #1: under “Electronics” at the Friday Woot daily deals they have a Parrot drones sale, $125 to $530, factory reconditioned, five options available, with a 90-day Tech Rabbit warranty, up to three per item per customer…

In-Stock Alert: Panasonic 85mm f1.8 S for $600 [L]

In-Stock come the camera gear and out of stock go the money in the wallet πŸ™‚

This is the most affordable of this trilogy of in-stock alerts today, it is of interest to fans of the Panasonic-and-Friends L-mount, it is the Panasonic 85mm f1.8 S lens, in-stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo for its starting price of $598 with free US shipping…

In-Stock Alert: Nikon 58mm f0.95 Z lens

In our second of three back-to-back in-stock alerts, we have something very bright for Nikon Z shooters. F/0.95 is in town! That’s right, the Nikkor 58mm f0.95 Z lens is now in-stock and ready to ship for the very bright price of $7997 with free US shipping at B&H Photo… It comes with a 1-year warranty and a 4-year extension with online registration…

PS: for the speed-readers out there, there’s only one Z in the name, this is not a ZZ Top Fan Edition lens πŸ˜‰

In-Stock Alert: Leica M10-P Reporter

How can you tell which reporters are telling the truth and which reporters are spreading myth-information, fake news and alternate facts? There’s only one way tell! The true reporters use the Leica M10-P “Reporter” digital rangefinder camera, which, as fate would have it, it is now in-stock and ready to ship for its starting price of $8795 at B&H Photo

The other two color options (Silver-Chrome, Black-Chrome) go for $1000 less…

Thursday: GVM, Elvid, Litra, PortaBrace, Etc [UPDATED]

Never fear, Thirst-DAY is here! We start with a new round of B&H Photo daily deals good until Thursday 2/4/21 at 11:59pm eastern (or earlier if sold out):

+ Porta Brace PR-C2LED Compact Padded Case for LED Lights for $79~
+ bag the bags: because you need bags for everything, not just cameras and lenses and laptops and tablets!

+ Litra LitraPro Bi-Color On-Camera Light with Dome Diffuser, Shoe Mount & USB Cable for $140 after $80 off automatic in-cart coupon
+ with Softbox for $165 after $100 off after automatic in-cart coupon
+ not to be confused with the old yet short-lived Lytro camera maker

+ Elvid FieldVision 7″ HDR IPS LCD On-Camera Monitor for $380
+ personally, I carry a 100-inch 64K Super-Ultra-Hyper-Amazeballs-HD monitor with me everywhere I go

+ GVM 3D 3-Axis Wireless Carbon Fiber Motorized Slider with Bluetooth Remote (32″) for $719
+ can also be repurposed as a pet toy πŸ˜‰

+ TelMax PRO-IP-EX Universal Tablet & Smartphone Teleprompter for $339
+ nothing says authentic more than reading from a teleprompter like an elementary school student

+ Polsen MO-IDL2-MK2 Dual Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone for DSLR Cameras and Smartphones (20′ Cable) for $25

+ Elvid, Litra, Polsen, Telmax, Porta, sounds like the names of an Elf/human fantasy-romance novel
+ you see, Elvid is married to Litra, but Porta wants Elvid and Polsen wants Litra, while Telmax wants all of them

UPDATE #1: among the Newegg deals du jour you can get a 10TB WD desktop external HDD (Elements series) for $160 after the limited time promo code shown over there…

UPDATE #2: the headliner of the Best Buy deals du jour is a 4TB WD EasySTore external HDD for $90, while further down you will find the 18TB version for $330.

UPDATE #3: the latest Adorama daily deals (change Friday 10am ET) include their H&A studio headphones for $50 and the Manfrotto 72mm Circular ND500 Lens Filter for $30…

Rokinon 24mm f2.8 Auto Focus Full Frame for $175 [E]

Hooray, hooray, it’s prime lens day at the current iteration of the Adorama daily deals good until Thursday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Rokinon 24mm f2.8 full frame auto focus lens for Sony E for $175
+ this is only available in Sony E

+ Green Extreme 4K HDMI Game Capture Card for $40

+ LG Ultra PC 17″ laptop for $999
+ WQXGA IPS i7-10510U 1.8GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (with 4GB), W10H, etc…

Wedn: DJI Osmo Pocket Stabilizer with Camera for $199

DJI is one of the Amazon USA Gold Box deals of the day, running until Wednesday 2/3/21 at 11:59pm pacific time or earlier if sold out. They are offering the new condition DJI Osmo Pocket Stabilizer with Camera for $199 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by Amazon herself. Up to three per customer at the sale price…

Their other daily deals include another round of discounted on Amazon-branded hardware including the Fire Cube TV (2019, 4K, Alexa) for $105 and their Echo Auto (add Alexa to your car) for $25…

Meanwhile at the NewEgg daily deals it is the return of Samsung storage. This time around it is the new condition 256GB Samsung Fit Plus USB 3.1 Type-A flash drive, model MUF-256AB/AM, going for $31 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by NewEgg itself. Up to three per customer. As the borrowed-from-Sandisk name suggest, these are the compact type of flash drives.

Wednesday: Luxli, Oben, EdelKrone, Lenovo, TeraDek, ASUS Flip C433, refurb iPads, MacBooks (29 options), refurb 27″ LG 5K IPS

And just like that, another Hump Day has arrived, as we half-way ate yet another week!

We start with the latest round of B&H Photo daily deals, good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ EdelKrone HeadONE for $259

+ Oben Lander CT-3565 5-Section Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod System & TVH-108 Video Head for $170
+ Lander, not Moon Lander!

+ 3pk of Luxli Cello 10″ RGBAW LED Light for $529
+ normally multi-packs are associated with consumer consumables, but photography needs MOAR light!

+ AmazFIT Band 5 Health & Fitness Tracker with Alexa for $28 after automatic 30% off in-cart coupon (three color options)

+ TeraDek Bolt Sidekick XT Universal Wireless Receiver for $1490

+ Lenovo 14″ IdeaPad Slim 9 Multi-Touch Laptop for $1429
+ 2.8 GHz i7 4-Core (11th Gen), 16GB of LPDDR4x RAM, 512GB M.2 SSD, 14″ 3840 x 2160, IPS Touchscreen, etc

Then we Meh where we find a 3-pack of iEssentials 5W wireless charging pads (with 2 USB ports each) going for $16 total plus shipping (free S&H for paying Meh-meh-meh-mehmbers)…

Meanwhile Best Buy is running a limited time flash sale on their website and fans of Chromebooks may be interested in the new condition ASUS C433 two-in-one (full name C433TABM3T8) going for $329, or starting at $250 in open-box condition. This is a 360-degree with a 14-inch full-HD touchscreen display, with an Intel m3 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, Intel UHD 615 graphics, card reader, etc, etc, etc. It averages 4.5 out of 5 based on 300+ customer reviews as of the time of writing… It includes a 6-month 3-device Trend Micro internet security subscription…

Per the Google AUE page this will get automatic updates until June 2026, that’s five years and five months from blog-posting time…

PS: regardless of when you got your Chromebook, don’t forget to check the Chromebook Perks page from time to time to see if they added any new freebies…

PS2: Chromebook has a LOT of keyboard shortcuts. Be sure to check this Google Support page to discover new ones or re-remember old forgotten ones!

UPDATE #1: among the Wednesday 2/3/21 Best Buy daily deals they have the new condition 12TB WD EasyStoor external USB 3.0 hard drive offered for $190 with the usual Shutterfly coupon-freebie…

UPDATE #2: some action at the Woot dailies as well where the headliner is a big refurbished iPad and MacBook sale (29 options) and a refurbished 27″ LG 5K IPS Ultrafine monitor hiding among them for $945… If you need an extra Kindle e-reader or want to get started, under “Computers” they have refurbished Kindles for $40 and refurbished Voyages for $50 to $55…