Archives for December 2021

Delkin, Benro, Oben, ONA, Reflector, Etc

As it is always the case, the Friday B&H Photo daily deals run until Saturday at 11:59pm ET but orders are not accepted between Friday PM and Saturday PM (check their website for the exact hours):

+ Oben VH-A30 Tilt Head for Monopods for $60

+ Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Circular Reflector with Handles (32″) for $22
+ Arcade Fire’s Reflektor NOT included 😉

+ 1TB Delkin Advantage UHS-I V30 SDXC for $180

+ 120GB Delkin Premium XQD Memory Card for $150

+ ONA The Oslo Full-Grain Leather Camera Strap for $49

+ also audio bag and isolation filter offers

+ flash deal: Benro Aluminum Tripod with S2 PRO 60mm Flat Base Video Head for $190

Meanwhile the Friday Meh daily deal is a refurbished 3-pack of Wemo Mini WiFi Smart Plug for $24 plus shipping…

Vanguard VEO 2 233CB 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head for $130

The current iteration of the Adorama daily deals running until Friday at 10am ET are:

+ 3pk of Nanoleaf Essentials A19 E26 60W Colors and White Smart Bulb for $40

+ LetsFit ID132 Color HR Fitness Tracker with Heart Rate and Sleep Monitor, IP68 Waterproof for $18
+ you can buy 20 of these for the price of a Fitbit/Garmin/iWatch/GalaxyWatch 😉

+ Vanguard VEO 2 233CB 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head for $130

+ On-Stage MS7701B Euro-Boom Microphone Stand for $25

Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density (ND) Filter for $70

This new round of Adorama daily deals is running until Thursday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density (ND) Filter – 2 to 8 Stop Light Control for $70

+ NiSi NM-180 Macro Focusing Rail with 360 Degree Rotating Clamp for $89

+ NiSi V6 100mm Filter Holder with CPL & Adapter Rings for $188

+ Core SWX M-Series NANO-C98 14.8V Li-Ion Battery with 4-Stage LED Gauge, 5V USB and D-Tap for Select Canon Camcorders for $219

Wedn: Day #3 of B&H Mega Deal Zone

Party on Wayne! Open that e-wallet wide! WEdnesday 12/29/21 is day #3 of the B&H Photo MEGA DEAL ZONE, their all star game of daily deals of the last few months. Over 1200 options are available, too many to list here individually, but you can filter them over there by product category, brand name, price range, review rating, etc. There’s even a search box for your convenience…

Wedn: iJoy 4K Action Camera and Object Tracking Robot Bundle for $49

Action time at the Wednesday 12/29/21 Meh daily deal, you get the iJoy 4K Action Camera and Object Tracking Robot Bundle for $49. Free shipping for paying Meh-meh-mehmebers. Flat shipping for non-members.

NExt up, the headliner of the Best Buy dailies is the 4TB Crucial X6 SE external USB-C/USB-A portable SSD drive for $370. They found a way to boost up the price point, SSD, versus spinning HDD 🙂

You can put many of your eggs in a NAS cloud basket, as among the Wednesday NewEGG daily deals you can have the TerraMaster F5-221 5-bay cloud storage NAS (Intel dual core, HDDs NOT included) for $304…

NiSi M75 75mm Starter Kit with Pro CPL for $189

Adorama is back with this set of daily deals running until Wednesday at 10am ET:

+ NiSi M75 75mm Starter Kit with Pro CPL for $189

+ Davis & Sanford by Tiffen, Vista Traveler Tripod with 3-way Quick Release Pan Head, Bubble Lever, 3 Section Legs, Carry Case for $10

+ VIOFO A129 Duo IR 1080p Dual Channel Wi-Fi Front and Interior Dash Camera with GPS for $180

+ QVS Premium World Power Travel Adapter Kit with Surge Protection and 1A USB Charger for $9

Tuesday: Day #2 of B&H Mega Deal Zone

Tuesday 12/28/21 is here and it is Day #2 (of three) of the B&H Photo All-Star Game of Daily Deals, aka the Mega Deal Zone. Over 1200 options are available, and you can buy as many as you like. These are the daily deals of previous days throughout the year! If you missed on any deals before, this is your second chance! Hide your e-wallets!

FotoPro E-6H Gimbal Head for $529

We have a new trio of Adorama daily deals, this set running until Tuesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ FotoPro E-6H Gimbal Head for $529

+ Zhiyun Weebill 2 Combo Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for $530 each
+ PRO for $729

+ Zhiyun Weebil 2 Pro+ 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for $999
+ non-PRO+ for $379

B&H’s All Star Game is Here (aka Mega Deal Zone, 1230+ options)

Hide your e-wallets! Temptations abound. Over 1200 temptations as B&H Photo is having their daily deals all star game, aka, The Mega Deal Zone! Most of the daily deals of the previous months are live, at the same time! You can buy as many as you like!

You can filter the options using the left hand side over there, by manufacturer, product category, price range, review rating, etc.

Per the listings over there, the All-Star Game ends on 12/29/21 at 11:59pm ET, which is a Wednesday if my calendar head-math is correct 🙂

Time permitting I will dive into the 1200+ options and point out some potentially interesting deals (in a separate post)…

Mon: 12-month Microsoft 365 Family for $100 w/FREE $50 Amazon GC

Microsoft and Amazon have teamed up together for a bundle deal. For $100, you get a 1-Year Microsoft 365 Family subscription with a bonus FREE $50 Amazon gift card. This is for the first year. The Microsoft (MSFT) 365 Family subscription will auto-renew in the future if you don’t manually cancel it. You only receive the bonus $50 Amazon gift card now. You won’t receive it with future renewals.

The $50 Amazon gift card will arrive in a mini envelope. The MSFT 365 Family subscription includes up to six persons/accounts. Each person/account gets a 1TB OneDrive of their own.

If you have more than six members in your Family, I’m afraid it’s time to say goodbye to Little Jimmy 😉 If you have fewer than six members, you can always use more than one account for yourself if you need it for photo storage/backup. You just need to use a different Microsoft account for it.

Viltrox AF 23mm f1.4 SFE for $249 [E]

LENS DAY is back at the Adorama daily deals, this round running until Monday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Viltrox AF 23mm f1.4 SFE Lens for Sony E Mount for $249
+ on sale only in black and only for Sony E

+ FotoPro X-Go Max 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Built-In Monopod, FPH-62Q Ball Head With Fotopro E-6H Gimbal Head for $399

+ On-Stage KPK6550 Keyboard Stand/Bench Pack with Sustain Pedal for $80

+ WiseLift WLT400 Rolling work station Swivel Table with USB Ports and Drink Holder for $279

Sunday: WD and Sandisk sale (28 options)

Not sure if this is a price-match or a manufacturer-initiated sale, but the headliner of the Sunday 12/26/21 Amazon USA Gold Box deals du jour is a WD and Sandisk sale featuring 28 different products including sDXC, microSDXC, SSD, flash drives, G-Drives, portable HDDs, etc. Too many to list here individually…

For example, there’s this 512GB Sandisk dual flash drive (USB Type A one side, Type C the other) going for $48, or $99 for the 1TB version.

PRO TIP: pay attention to details when looking at dual drives, because some older models are Type A and microUSB, while a few are of the Apple/Lightning kind…

Sunday: Mefoto, Benro, Genaray, WD/Sandisk (26 options), Etc

Sunday, aka Boxing Day is here, or as the kids call it these days, Unboxing Day!

We start with another 7+1 formation at the B&H Photo daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ MEfoto WalkAbout Aluminum Monopod (Green) for $25

+ WD and Sandisk storage sale, 26 options, too many to list here individually

+ BenRo Slim Video Tripod Kit (Aluminum) for $90
+ Ben Ro sounds like a tragic emo character from the 21st century Star Wars cinematic universe 😉

+ Genaray Spectro LED Outfit 500 Daylight LED Light for $165

+ Gitzo Century Leather Neck Strap for Mirrorless Cameras for $40
+ CAUTION: the universe may collapse in on itself if you use this on a DSLR camera!

+ also accessories for DJI and PTZ and 110V power bank

GoPRO HERO10 Black w/GoPro Shorty Mini Extension Pole & Tripod for $429

The LENS DAYS streak may be over at the Adorama daily deals but they are back with a camera, more specifically, the GoPRO HERO10 Black with the FREE GoPro Shorty Mini Extension Pole & Tripod, all together for $429 with free US shipping…

The other three dailies, running until Friday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Lowepro m-Trekker BP 150 Backpack for Mirrorless Cameras, Polyester and Cotton for $70
+ me personally, I’m developing a laundry detergent specifically formulated for camera bags that are designed for mirrorless cameras 😉

+ Kodak 10″ Touch Screen Rechargeable Digital Photo Frame Wi-Fi Enabled for $120

+ Polar Pro Peter McKinnon VND Signature Edition II 2-5 Stop & 6-9 Stop Filters for $399
+ choice of 67mm, 77mm or 82mm

Thursday: Viltrox 56mm f1.4 AF for $199 [E], Etc

Thursday 12/23/21 is here and hooray-hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the B&H Photo daily deals, running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out). We have another 7+1 formation, among which:

+ Viltrox 56mm f1.4 AF lens for $199 in Sony E only
+ the other three system options are not on sale

+ Sachtler Ace M System Black Edition with Tripod & Mid-Level Spreader (75mm Bowl) for $480

+ Oben Magnetic Mounting Kit with Dual-Action Mini Ball Head for $45

+ Saramonic Blink 500 Pro B2 2-Person Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System (2.4 GHz, Black) for $229

+ also microphone, earphones, portable LED lamp

+ flash deal: Sirui Video Survival Kit 2 Tabletop Dolly with Slider Track for $30 after a $10 mail-in rebate
+ yes, a mail-in rebate
+ personally I have retired from dealing with mail-in rebates 🙂

Up to 30% off at the DXO store

Because DRM-loving Adobe is not the center of the universe, it’s not a bad idea to give other imaging software a chance!

For a limited time, the official DXO online store is having a sale with up to 30% off on their software. This includes Nik Collection for $100, PhotoLAB 5 Elite for $165, FilmPack 6 Elite for $110, PureRAW for $90, Viewpoint 3 for $50 (or $35 as Upgrade) and mo(i)re…

1-Year CreativeLIVE Netflix Plan (CreatorPass) for $99AC

With Omikron threatening to lock us up inside once again, the time may be right for more learnings instead of mindless TV and web surfing and forum dramaz 😉

With that perhaps in mind, for a limited time, coupon code NEWYEAR22 gets you a 1-Year CreativeLIVE CreatorPass for $99. This is a Netflix-style plan and for one year (365 days), you can watch over 2000 classes at CreativeLIVE whenever you want, as many times as you want. As with Netflix, when you stop paying, you stop watching 🙂

Basic FAQs on the service at the bottom of the page over there, but for more, head on to their FAQ page. Offline viewing is only available on select classes, only with the CreativeLIVE iOS app. SADLY they don’t have an Android app.

They offer a 7-day refund. They (relatively) recently launched a Roku channel, and they have a limited functionality AppleTV app. You can also GIFT the CreatorPass to others. A very …creative gift that keeps on giving for a whole year!

Per CL, 98% of the classes are included in the CreatorPass streaming plan, but due to prior agreements with instructors, select classes/instructors are not included in the plan. You can find them at the Exclusions page.

Staples coupon: $20 off a $50+ order

The Staples website is offering until 12/23/21 coupon code HOLIDAYGIFTS20 that gets you $20 off an order of $50+. Terms, conditions, restrictions, etc apply as usual…

Meike 25mm T2.2 MF Cinema Lens for $350 [m43]

Party on Adorama Wayne because it’s yet another LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals, this lot running until Thursday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Meike 25mm T2.2 Manual Focus Cinema Lens for $350 in M43rds only

+ Pictar Pro Smartphone Camera Grip for $100

+ PGYTECH Professional Accessories Combo for DJI Mavic 2 Pro for $80

+ OBSBOT Tiny Full HD AI-Powered PTZ Webcam with Built-In Dual Microphones for $143

Wedn: DJi Mavic Mini Fly More Combo for $299, ARCO, Lexar, Zhiyun, Etc

B&H Photo is back with another 7+1 formation in their daily deals, running until 12/22/21 at 11:59pm ET:

+ DJI Mavic Mini Fly More Combo for $299

+ ARCO V55G Rolling Camcorder Bag for $100
+ roll the bag, bag the roller!

+ 3pk of color-coded 32GB Lexar JumpDrive V100 USB 3.0 Flash Drives for $14
+ comes out to under $5 per flash stick (not to be confused with a fish stick)

+ IO Gear HDMI to USB Type-C Video Capture Adapter for $60 after automagic in-cart coupon

+ Zhiyun CRANE 3S-E Handheld Stabilizer for $499

+ Netgear Nighthawk AX4 AX3000 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router for $60

+ also USB and Samson microphones

Wedn: 110pk AA or 168pk AAA Energizer Silver SU Alkalines for $27 + S&H

Batteries are included at the Wednesday 12/22/21 Meh daily deal, you can get Energizer Silver single-use (SU) alkanine batteries for $27 plus shipping (free S&H for paying members).

The quantity is 110 for AA batteries, and 168 for AAA batteries. AAA batteries are smaller after all and hold less juice.

Per the Meh page, these are model UP-2-84TT, they were made in 2020 and “expire” in 2030.

FREE to Watch (Class Premiere): Understanding Light and Light Modifiers with Mark Wallace

Creative LIVE is having a class premiere and for a limited time it is FREE to watch as part of their ON-AIR free-streaming program. The class is by Mark Wallace, 6 hours and 22 minutes long, “Understanding Light and Light Modifiers”. This is free to watch for this limited time window, you do not digitally-own the class for FREE!

The class premiered at 9am pacific (12pm ET), so it will repeat every 6 hours and 22 minutes. So 6:22pm ET, 12:44am ET, 7:06am ET.

The FREE-streaming ON-AIR schedule classes typically run for 24 hours, starting at 9am pacific (12pm eastern) every calendar day.

SPEAKING of CL, running until Thursday night, they are offering 30 classes for $10 to $15 including minimalist photography, portrait-related, editorial, multiple-flashes, Art of Seeing (Lanting class), boudoir/glamo(u)r, retouching, landscaping, PhotoChop CC, etc…

Tokina 85mm f1.8 AT-X for $379 [FE]

Adorama continues its streak of LENS DAYS at the Adorama daily deals with their latest quartet of offerings, this one running until Wednesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Tokina 85mm f1.8 AT-X FE for $379 only in Sony FE

+ Ulanzi 96 LED On-Camera LED Light for $10

+ H&A Folding Electric and Acoustic Guitar Stand for $7

+ Meural 27″ Full HD Digital Canvas II Wi-Fi Frame, 19×29″ for $550

Tuesday: Manfrotto Gimbal, Sirui, Gator, Snaptain, LitePanels, Silicon Power, Zoom, Etc

Tuesday is here with another 7+1 formation of B&H Photo daily deals running until 11/21/21 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Manfrotto Gimbal 220 Kit for $180

+ Sirui 5-section alumin(i)um tripods with ball head, two options, $55 or $80

+ Snaptain SP700 Quadcopter Drone for $119

+ Gator 17″ Creative Pro Bag for Video Camera Systems with Removable Insert for $120

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

+ iRig Video Creator HD Bundle All-in-One Streaming Setup for Smartphones for $100

+ Silicon Power storage, seven options, from $15 to $264

+ flash deal: LitePanels Wheeled Hard Case for LP1x1 4-Light Kit for $130

Meanwhile at the Best Buy dailies, they are offering a FREE DJi 3-piece filter kit with the purchase of select DJi drone kits…

Meike 50mm f1.7 MF w/FREE accessories for $110 [X/E/m43]

It’s another lens day at the Adorama daily deals, this round running until Monday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Meike 50mm f1.7 manual focus lens for $110 in Fuji X or Sony E or M43rds
+ with FREE accessories

+ Rotolight Ultimate Vlogging Kit for $59

+ Aries ND Filters Set for DJI Mavic 2 pro, 6 Pack-(CPL, UV, ND4, ND8, ND16, ND32) for $45

+ also coreSWX battery

Monday: another variant of Computers & Monitors Sale

IT’s another variant of the computers and monitors sale at the Monday 12/20/21 Amazon USA Gold Box with two sets of offerings:

+ Computery gear including desktops, laptops, tablets, AiO from LG, Acer, Viewsonic, Samsung, and ASUS

+ Samsung computer monitors (23 options)

Monday: WD, Sandisk, GlideCam, PortaBrace, Wireless Shutter Releases, Etc

Everybody’s favorite day, yes, Monday, and we start with another 7+1 in the B&H Photo daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ WD and Sandisk storage products, 14 options, further discounted via automatic in-cart coupons

+ Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release for $30 in four system options

+ GlideCAM Devin Graham Signature Series Handheld Stabilizer for $479

+ PortaBrace PB-2750 Hard Case with Foam (Silver Platinum) for $200

+ also: CoreSWX battery, AT bluetooths, Senal mic and JBL tiny BT speaker

GoPro MAX 360 Action Camera for $449

Adorama is back with another quartet of Adorama daily deals, this set running until Monday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ GoPro MAX 360 Action Camera for $449 with options of FREE accessories on the individual product listing

+ Zhiyun Weebill 2 Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for $450

+ Glow Collapsible Circular Wind Proof Reflector with Handles (52″) for $13

+ Garmin fenix 6 Multisport GPS Smartwatch, Silver with Black Band for $229

Sunday: Fuji Instax Mini 11 sale for $60, Bundle for $70

Also good for Sunday in the pacific time zone, Amazon is having a Fuji Instax Mini 11 sale. The camera itself goes for $60 while the bundle with various extras goes for $70…

Sunday: Camera Cookie Cutters, Peak D, Joby TelePod, Snaptain Kids, Etc

Sunday is here with another 7+1 B&H Photo daily deals formation running until 12/19/21 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ DIYP Camera Cookie Cutters (Set of Three) for $10
+ great snack-marketing for your business/artwork 🙂

+ Peak Design Everyday Sling (10L, Ash) for $70

+ Joby TelePod PRO Kit for under $30 after automatic in-cart coupon

+ Snaptain H823H Mini Drone for Kids for $18 in three color options

+ Google Nest Thermostat with Nest Hub (2nd Generation) for $100

+ other off-topic products as well