Archives for 2021

DiscountMags: 5 Premium Magazines for $50

If you had been looking to get premium magazines (eg Consumer Reports) at a lower price, the Cyber Monday deal at the DiscountMags website is a 5-magazine bundle for $50 per year. The options include Consumer Reports.

The strategy here is to pick magazines that typically don’t get offered for under $10 per magazine per year. As usual, these are printed magazines (except for Zinio digital subscriptions), delivered to USA addresses by snail mail…

Computer Invasion at Amazon’s Cyber Monday

It’s a Computer Invasion at the Amazon Cyber Monday deals. Among others:

+ 21.5″ iMac (2020) (8/256) for $799, up to three per customer

+ 28 handpicked laptops and desktops from HP, Lenova, Acer, ASUS, Dell, and MSI
+ including ChromeOS, not just Windows
+ not sure who handpicked them, mayhaps Jeff Bezos? 😉
+ from $210 to $2260

+ 26 Samsung laptops, tablets, monitors, etc, from $30 (S-Pens) to $2550 (the Flip 2 WM85R 85 Inch Digital Flipchart for Business (4K UHD 3840×2160 with Touch Screen, Wi-Fi, HDMI, USB and 3-Yr Wrnty)
+ that’s a nice toy to have but so are $2550 🙂

+ Nixplay digi-frames, from $126 to $152

+ two pages of Smart Home products including LOTS of LED lighting and various brand digi-frames and such

+ HP AiOs and laptops, $115 to $1450

+ PC Inputs sale including Razer, Logitech, Corsair

+ LG Gram laptop and two monitors

+ 29 computer monitor options including Dell, Sceptre, Acer, HP, Viewsonic, AOC, etc

+ all kinds of instant hot pots including a …Star Wars one!

And if you wanna fill up your ereader/apps, there’s over 220 Kindle eBooks in their Kindle daily deals…

And if you have so many new ebooks to read, you need more coffee and tea, infact five pages of offers including K-Cups and the like

And if you are gonna have so much coffee and tea to drink, how about two pages of TV and Movies collections?

Cyber Monday offers launch at B&H and Adorama

Cyber Monday is here and the CM offers have launched at B&H Photo and also at Adorama

As time goes by, I will be digesting these and posting select offers (as per usual). In the meantime, if you are suffering from Deal Information Overload (DIO, no, not Ronny James), Adorama has your back, they have posted their Top 100 Cyber Monday deals

Luxli Lighting Sale (28 options, ends Tue PM)

You can’t have photography without light, but it doesn’t mean you have to pay crazy prices for lighting gear! Good until Tuesday 11/30/21 at 11:59pm ET, B&H Photo is having a 28-item Luxli lighting sale with prices ranging from $50 to $3500…

Monday: new condition iPad PRO sale (2020 models)

The Woot daily deals greet Cyber Monday with an iPad PRO tablet sale featuring the 2020 models with prices ranging from $800 to $1150. The sale includes both the 11-inch (2nd generation) and the 12.9-inch (4th generation) models. These are new condition with a 1-year Apple warranty.

Meanwhile for Prime members only, good until Tuesday night, they have a B1G1 (buy 1 get 1) offer on t-shirts of all different kinds (including Santa)…

Monday: Peak D, LED Lights, Monitors, Gitzo, Manfrotto, G-Tech, Mozza, SmallHD, WD, Sandisk, MSI, Etc

Cyber Monday is here, and its official drink is of course Cider 😉

We start with the B&H Photo daily deals running until Monday 11/29/21 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Peak Design Everyday Sling (5L) for $50 in three color options

+ multiple brand LED lights, six options, $20 to $231

+ multiple brand computer monitors, six options, from $105 to $770

+ Manfrotto and Gitzo tripods, further discounted with automagic in-cart coupons

+ SmallHD monitors for $729 or $1249

+ MSI gaming laptops, three options, $969 to $2299

+ storage sale from WD, Sandisk and G-Tech, 10 options

+ flash deal: Moza Mini-P 3-Axis Motorized Gimbal Stabilizer for $129

Cyber Monday CreativeLIVE coupon: $20 off a $40+ purchase

Cyber Monday arrives with a coupon at the Creative LIVE website. Using coupon code CYBER20 you get $20 off a purchase of $40+. This is a limited time coupon offer.

Reminder, CreativeLIVE still does not have an Android app BUT they have a Roku channel, so you can watch their content using your Roku(s) and your CL credentials.

Datacolor SpyderX Pro Color Calibration for $99

Running until Monday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out) is the current iteration of the Adorama daily deals:

+ Datacolor SpyderX Pro Color Calibration for $99

+ Vanguard VEO 2 204CB 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head for $80

+ Aura Smart Air Purification for $500

Sunday: Sekonic, Mefoto, Manfrotto, Snaptain, Etc

Yes, it’s Cyber Monday Eve, aka Sunday 11/28/21, running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out), these are the seven B&H Photo daily deals:

+ Manfrotto Backpacks, two options, $40 and $70

+ Sekonic L-308X-U Flashmate Light Meter for $179 after in-cart coupon

+ Snaptain SP500 Foldable 1080p GPS Drone for $90

+ Mefoto WalkAbout Aluminum Monopod for $25

+ Samson Q2U Recording & Podcasting Pack for $40

+ refurb TP-Link Archer A7 AC1750 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router for $27

+ 128GB Kingston 128GB DataTraveler Exodia Flash Drive USB 3.2 Gen 1 for $10

UPDATE: the main Sunday Woot daily deal is a Philips Hue smart lighting sale, ranging from $20 to $300…

Meanwhile Amazon hardware reigns supreme at the Amazon USA Gold Box with their HALO fitness tracker for $50, Fire TV stick for $20, Fire tablets from $35 to $145…

BF Hangover round-up

Good news if you missed out on the Black Friday CreativeLIVE offer. Their 1-year prepaid Creator Pass for $99 for the first year using coupon code FRIDAY99 has been extended for Small Business Saturday 🙂

The Hulu Black Friday offer is back, you pay 99c per month for the ad-supported month for the first 12 months. Then it auto-switches to the $7/mo unless it gets cancelled/changed. Offer ends 11/29/21 at 11:59pm.

Coupon code SAVE gets you an extra 30% on select Groupon offers.

Speaking of Groupon, their Saturday deal of the day is PhotoAffections custom holiday cards for $20 (40 custom) or $30 (70 custom) or $40 (100 custom). Shipping is extra…

Because the world is not just Adobe, there’s an on-going 50% off sale on all software titles at the DXo Online Shop until 11/29/21 at 11:59pm ET…

Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM ART w/FREE Sigma USB Dock for $699 [N]

Lens time at Adorama’s, good until Sunday at 10am ET you can get the new condition Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM ART for $699 with a FREE Sigma USB Dock in the Nikon F system…

The rest of the Adorama dailies are:

+ Hoya SOLAS 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter, 1.3-stops to 8.7-stops for $330

+ refurbished Epson EcoTank ET-4700 Wireless All-in-One Cartridge-Free Supertank Inkjet Printer for $189

Meanwhile at the Saturday Amazon USA Gold Box, among other things, there’s a sale on Renogy solar panels ranging from $65 to $466…

Buy $25+ in Kindle eBooks, Get $6 promotional credit

As it is often the case during the BF/CM season, Amazon also has book-related offers. This time around, if you purchase $25+ in Kindle ebooks, you will receive a $6 Kindle promotional credit.

The Terms & Conditions describe the offer. The purchase window is November 21-28 in 2021, you don’t have to make a single $25+ purchase. The $6 promotional credit will be automagically emailed to you four days after you qualify for it, and it must be used 21 days after it is added to your account.

The good thing with this type of offer is that purchases made during the window count, regardless of when you activated the offer. So maybe you made $27 in purchases on November 21st but activated the offer on November 26, you still qualify for the bonus!

Panasonic GH5 II Body with Serious FREEbies (choice of ThinkTank OR Koah OR Capture One) for $1498

The good old market-shaking Panasonic GH5 body only is now going for $1300, but for $200 more, you can get the second generation. But that’s not all. In addition to the $1500 Black Friday sale, the GH5 II is getting some freebies at different retailers:

+ at B&H Photo you get the Think Tank Photo Retrospective 7M Shoulder Bag (Pinestone)

+ at Adorama you get Capture One PRO 21 (product key card)
+ OR Accessories kit with 128GB Lexar UHS-II SDXC, shoulder bag, etc

+ at Focus via Amazon you get a Koah waterproof hard case and 64GB Kodak UHS-II V90 SDXC

Sony a7R III body (V2) with Serious FREEbies (Flashpoint flash or Vanguard Tripod or others) for $1998

And now we go to Sony full frame mirrorless, and credit to Sony for doing this before CaNiKoN thought it was cool. Yes, Sony is a mirrorless hipster 😉

The Sony a7R III (V2) body only is on sale for $1998 at various authorized Sony USA dealers, but Adorama, as it often the case, takes it to the next level with various FREE accessory bundles.

I am posting a link to one of the Sony a7R III body (v2) listings and you can find the rest of them through the “tab” options over there:

+ External Flash kit with Flashpoint Zoom Li-ion R2 TTL On-Camera Flash Speedlight for Sony

+ Tripod Kit with the Vanguard VEO 2 235AB 5 Section Aluminum Tripod with VEO 2 BH-50 Ball Head, slinger bag, 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC

+ Accessorapalooza kit with 128GB Lexar UHS-II SDXC, shoulder bag, Green Extreme battery, Peak Design strap, etc

Matterport Pro2 3D Camera for $2200 {or more with other accessories}

This is I believe the first time I’m mentioning this brand on this blog, it is the new condition Matterport Pro2 3D Camera on sale for $2200 for the Black Friday season. But there are also a few other bundles that cost a bit more and vary slightly at each one of the retailers offering it such as at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon….

Exclusive sales at Adorama Lighting Gear

If you are looking for any kind of lighting offers, Adorama has a big exclusive Lighting sale. Exclusive because a lot (but not all) of the items offered are their house-brand products (eg Flashpoint) where they have full control of pricing, so they can offer whatever they want without MAP and other restrictions…

25% off on Rentals lasting 5+ days

Coupon code CYBERMONDAY2021 gets you 25% off RENTAL orders from Borrow Lenses that run for AT LEAST five days. Rental orders of $149+ get free standard shipping. You can use the coupon code for multiple orders during this promotion.

You must place the rental orders by 11/30/21 at 11:59pm pacific time. The actual rental orders can be scheduled for as late as January 31 in 2022. Yes, we have to prepare to be writing 2022 instead of 2021 🙂

BL offers no-cost cancellations up to a day before the rental ships.

25% off Purchases of Used Gear at BL

If you like to purchase USED gear, coupon code BLACKFRIDAY2021 gets you 25% off purchases there at Borrow Lenses. As you can expect, most of these are used gear that was previously used in rentals. Coupon works until 12/8/21 at 11:59pm pacific or while supplies last…

Speaking of used camera gear, if you missed our earlier post, KEH Camera is offering 10% off and 365-day warranties on many (but not all) items they offer. Check the aforelinked post for all the details…

Temptation Ideas: Fastest Lenses in the Market

Warning! This is a “Temptation” post, not an actual deal post!

Do you like fast lenses? About a month ago B&H Photo posted a Mega Round-up of Fast Lenses and lots of lenses are mentioned, not just the major-name manufacturers but also some of the up-and-coming.

The lenses are too many to list here individually, and too many to price-check right now, but you can follow the links to the B&H product pages at the aforelinked mega round-up article and see what Black Friday offers they have.

12-mo Adobe Creative Cloud for $192 [Edu] or $480

There is a big Adobe sale at B&H Photo as well, headlined by a 12-month Creative Cloud subscription that goes for $192 for those eligible for the academic (student/teacher) edition and $480 for the rest…

Apple sales at B&H including M chips!

For fans of all things Apple, B&H Photo is running an Apple Holiday sale that includes all kinds of Apple products (too many to list here individually) including some of the products using Apple’s new ground-breaking and Intel-panicking M chips! 🙂

Gift Ideas: Headphones w/Bluetooth & Noise Cancelling

And now we have a tech gift idea round-up [why not?], whether it is for you, or for your friends and family and frenemies 😉 We are talking about one of the hottest items in the market, major name-brand large headphones with both bluetooth and active noise cancelling…

+ SONY WH-1000X M4 (aka Mark 4) for $248 in two color options at B&H Photo and Amazon and Adorama (which offers a FREE Morphie 20,800 mAh powerbank and a cleaning cloth)

+ BOSE Quiet Comfort 45 for $279 in two color options at B&H Photo and Amazon and Adorama

+ APPLE Airpods MAX for $479 (Apple Tax (but not Sales Tax) included in the price) in various color options at B&H Photo and Amazon
+ not on sale at Adorama

GoPRO Hero 10 Black w/choice of FREEbies for $450

Surprise-surprise, this time around Adorama does not offer any freebies, while Amazon wins the “Freebies War” as they offer an extra GoPRO dual-charger [the standard kit does not include a charger, only a charging cable] and an extra GoPRO Hero 9 battery (I’m assuming it is compatible) with their GoPRO HERO 10 Black for the standard BF sale price of $450.

Finishing second in the freebies game is B&H Photo which offers the 128GB Lexar 1066x UHS-I U3 A2 V30 microSDXC…

Lowepro Slingshot SL 250 AW III for $60

Time-permitting we’ll have a proper “Bag the Bags” round-up but for now, we have a deal on one of the most popular/recognizable bags, the Lowepro Slingshot SL 250 AW III, on sale for $60 with free US shipping at B&H Photo until 11/28/21 or earlier if sold out… As of the time of writing Amazon and Adorama have it at the regular price of $100.

Nikon Z5 Body with choice of FREEbies for $997

And we are back with another round of Black Friday postings! We start with Nikon’s Full Frame Inch 😉

The Nikon Z5 body only is down to $997, yes, a triple figure 35mm full frame mirrorless, but that’s not all!

Adorama has various FREEbie bundle options for the same price. You can find them all by clicking on the various options at the aforelinked listing:

+ Free Accessories kit includes shoulder bag, 64GB Lexar UHS-I SDXC, Ulanzi MT-11 Multifunctional Octopus Tripod with Ball Head

+ Essentials kit includes 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC, shoulder bag, extra battery

+ Free Software includes Corel Art Suite kit (Mac or PC), shoulder bag, 64GB Lexar UHS-I SDXC

50% off all DXo software until 11/29/21

This is a great deal that got buried in an avalanche of long BF posts, so I’m re-posting it for anyone who may have missed it!

If you are a fan of the DXo software, their official Dxo online shop is offering 50% off all their software as part of the Black Friday festivities. Offers end on 11/29/21…

This includes the refugee Nik Collection, DXo’s PhotoLAB and FilmLAB and PureRAW and ViewPoint and more…

Furthermore, they have combined-purchase bundles of two or more of their titles bundled together…

Panasonic G95 with 12-60mm OIS and FREE Accessory Options for $698

The Panasonic G95 with the 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 OIS lens is on sale during Black Friday dayz for $698 at authorized Panasonic USA dealers, but as it is often the case, Adorama has gone crazy with the FREE Accessory bundle options.

To keep this post at a reasonable size, I’m linking to one of the Panasonic G95 FREEbie bundles and you can find the rest by clicking on the tabs for the various other options over there…

+ Filter kit includes two Hoya NXT Plus filters (UV, CPL), 64GB Lexar UHS-II SDXC, camera bag

+ External Flash kit includes a CLAR 160 on-camera LED light, H&A on-camera microphone, shoulder bag, 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC

+ PC/Mac Software kit includes Corel Essentials Suite software, 64GB Lexar UHS-I SDXC, shoulder bag, Pro-Optic filter kit

+ if you are still sane after reading all these, then congratulations, you have EARNED the FREE bundled accessories 😉

Instant Savings on various Sony Lenses

If you are a fan of the Sony E-system or you have joined the party with the latest Black FRiday camera offers, well, you are in luck, because Sony is also having an Instant Savings sale on many of their E-system lenses, which you can find nicely listed at the Adorama website

Panasonic GX85 Two Lens Kit (12-32/45-150) with Panasonic Half Fitted Case (OR other FREE accessories) for $598

Another “Feast Of Accessories” OR “One Name-Brand Accessory” choice drops upon you if you are interested in the Panasonic GX85 two lens kit that comes with the 12-32 f3.5-5.6 and 45-150mm f4-5.6 lenses for the Black Friday authorized dealer sale of $598.

Adorama, as usual, goes crazy with the FREE Accessory offers

+ Option #1: the official Panasonic half-fitted case

+ Option #2: the VidPro AT-72 VentureMaxx 72″ Pro Aluminum Travel Tripod, Quick Release Ball Head

+ Option #3: the crazy bundle with a Slinger bag, 3+1 lens filters [there’s two lenses in the bundle after all], 64GB Sandisk Ultra SD, Corel software, and trinkets too

+ you can find all the options above, while the offers are running, through the Adorama GX85 root listing

Canon EOS-R body only with A Feast Of Accessories options for $1599

We have another body only type of a deal, this time with a feast of accessories! We are talking about the Canon EOS-R body only, of the full frame mirrorless kind, going for $1599 with the retailers going wild with the FREE accessories bundled with it:

At the B&H Photo website you get:

+ Rode VideoMic Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone
+ Ulanzi VL-49 Rechargeable Mini RGB Light
+ 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC
+ Canon EOS 200ES Shoulder Bag
+ Corel PaintShop Pro 2022 Ultimate for Windows (DVD with Download Card)

Then there’s the Adorama Vlogger kit:

+ RODE VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone
+ Ulanzi W49 6000K Mini LED Light
+ 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC
+ Tamrac Jazz Shoulder Bag 50 v2.0
+ Corel Photo Video Art Suite Software Kit
+ Peak Design Camera Cuff Wrist Strap
+ Flashpoint FPX-BK-S2 Straight Bracket with Dual Shoe
+ screen protector
+ cleaning kit

OR if you don’t want the small things but prefer to get an actual name-brand tripod instead, Adorama has the spartan Tripod kit:

+ Vanguard VEO 2 235AB 5 Section Aluminum Tripod with VEO 2 BH-50 Ball Head
+ 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC
+ that’s it here 🙂