Archives for 2022

Sunday: Hoodman, SmallHD LP-E6 kit, Manfrotto, Zacuto, Etc

Sunday is here with a new set of B&H Photo dailies running until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ SmallHD LP-E6 kit, two Batteries, one wall Charger, one 12V car adapter, EU plug for $30

+ Hoodman HoodLoupe Outdoor LCD ViewFinder for 3.2″ Screens with Base Plate Kit for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras for $90

+ Oben Magnetic Mounting Kit with Dual-Action Mini Ball Head for $40
+ in Ireland, it is marketed as O’Ben

+ Zacuto ACT Baseplate for $249~

+ Nanuk 963 Wheeled Case with Foam (Black) for $246 after in-cart coupon

+ Manfrotto tripods bundled with …Ultrasone headphones, three options, $499 to $1699
+ that’s a rather peculiar combo, does anybody buy these?

Sirui 50mm F1.8 Anamorphic 1.33X Lens for $499 [E/X/m43]

Lenses return at this incarnation of the Adorama daily deals running until Sunday at 10am ET:

+ Sirui 50mm F1.8 Anamorphic 1.33X Lens for $499 in Sony E-Mount, Fuji X, M43rds

+ Print File Tan 2-piece 4×6″ Photo Storage Box – 4x6x11″ for $10

+ guitar stand for $5

Meanwhile among the Saturday Kindle daily deals, for $2 you can get the 731-page “The Physics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained” from DK Books.

Those of you participating in the Lucky Rewards program, this weekend you can score a FREE 32oz Arriba Chelada

Datacolor Spyder-Lens-Cal and SpyderCheckr, Slik Sprint, Coffee

Datacolor time at this round of Adorama daily deals until Saturday at 10am ET:

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

+ Datacolor SpyderCheckr Color Calibration Tool for Digital Cameras for $99

+ Slik Sprint Pro III BH Travel Tripod with SBH-100 DQ All Metal Ball Head for $50

Meawhile at the Friday Woot dailies, there is a big sale on Gator Coffee Gear including gooseneck kettles, pour-over, stovepots, cold-brew, canisters, etc…

Flip Gel Set, Flexpod, Benro Mono, KOWA 77mm, iK bundle, Etc

And just like that we’ve reached another Friday as the Wheel of Weekly Time turns once again. As usual, the Friday B&H Photo dailies run until Saturday at 11:59pm ET:

+ Vello EZ-Flip Gel Set for $12
+ this gello is not edible 😉

+ Magnus MegaGrip Flexible Tripod for $13

+ BenRo Classic Video Monopod with S2 Pro Flat Base Fluid Video Head for $130

+ KOWA TSN-774 77mm PROMINAR XD Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing, Requires Eyepiece) for $1200

+ iK Multimedia iRig Video Creator Bundle All-in-One Streaming Setup for Smartphones for $50

+ KanexPRO HDMI 4K USB 2.0 Gaming Capture Dongle with 3′ HDMI Cable for $19
+ we are all streaming gamers now!

Mega Deal Zone ends Thursday at 11:59pm ET

LAST CALL! The 72-hour B&H MEGA DEAL ZONE ends on Thursday 6/23/22 at 11:59pm ET! Grab your e-wallets and start e-shopping or hide your e-wallets and start e-saving 😉

UPDATE: only one camera-n-photo item at this round of Adorama daily deals that runs until Friday at 10am ET, it is the K&F Concept Black and Orange Aluminum Tripod Monopod with Center Axle Transverse for $60…

Slik Pro AL-323DX Tripod with SH-705E 3-Way Pan Head for $60

A new round of Adorama daily deals is upon us, this until Thursday at 10am ET:

+ Slik Pro AL-323DX Tripod with SH-705E 3-Way Pan Head for $60

+ Anker Ultra-Slim 4-Port USB 3.0 Data Hub for $10

+ AKG Lyra Multipattern USB Condenser Microphone for $99

+ H&A Value Series XLR M to F Professional Microphone Cable – 15′ for $5

Wedn: Neewer Studio Gear Sale (37 options)

It’s back at the Amazon daily deals, it’s the Neewer Studio Gear sale featuring 37 products from the world of lighting (bi-color, ring lights, dimmable, etc) and stabilizer-y things and backgrounds and reflectors and field monitors and monolights and such. Too many to list here individually obviously…

Mega Deal Zone Continues For Day #2: Hide Your e-wallets!

The previously mentioned B&H Photo All Star Game of Daily Deals that is the MEGA DEAL ZONE continues for Day #2.

Per the listings over there, this is scheduled to end on 6/23/22 at 11:59pm ET or earlier for any individual items that may have sold out…

K&F Adapter (Nikon G to NEX) for $10, Tether Relay Coupler for select Sony FF, Etc

And we are back with the latest iteration of the ADorama dailies, these running until Wednesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Tether Tools CRNPFZ100 Relay Coupler for Sony A7III, A7RIII and A9 for $39

+ K&F Concept High Precision Lens Adapter Mount,NIK(G)-NEX for $10

+ Topgreener In-Wall Smart Wi-Fi Outlet with Energy Monitoring, 15A/120V, for $15~

+ H&A Elite Pro 1/4″ TRS M to XLR F Professional Interconnect Cable with Rean Connectors, 25′ for $8

MEANwhile of the Tuesday Amazon USA gold box offerings there’s a feast of television with “Fire TV” technology built-in, and from the looks of it the discounts are for Prime members only. Mayhaps the AI bots at Amazon are practicing for Prime Day 2022 😉

Next up, of super-budget Windows laptop interest, one of the Tuesday Best Buy dailies is a 14-inch ASUS laptop with 4GB RAM, Celeron N4500, 128GB eMMC on-board, 1360 x 768, 1-year warranty, Windows 11 in S-mode (easy to get rid of S-mode), etc…

B&H Mega Deal Zone Returns: 1317 Offers!

It’s All-Star Game time! No, not the NBA, that’s Draft time. The current B&H Photo daily deals have their recurring All-Star Game, the MEGA DEAL ZONE featuring most of the daily deals that ran the last few months!

As of the time of writing there are 1317 active offers! About half of them (626) are in the Photography category.

Too many to list here individually obviously. Time permitting I will go through them and point out items of potential interest. You can use the various filters on the B&H mega deal zone page to filter them by category, manufacturer, price, etc.

Another way to browse is by looking at our previous daily deals posts that prominently feature the B&H dailies.

I’ll leave you for now with what the B&H Mega Deal Zone AI thinks is the headliner, it’s a $479 laptop, the 13.5″ ACER SWIFT 3, with 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 4-Core (11th Gen), Intel EVO platform, 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, 13.5″ 2256 x 1504 IPS, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Wifi 6, Thunderbolt 4, two USB 3.2 G1, HDMI, bluetooth 5.1, 84% screen to body, up to 14 hours battery life, backlit keyboard, 1-year Bitdefender, 2.62 lbs, etc. No card reader, no ethernet port, no touchscreen. Runs Windows 10 Home. Per the Q&A, answers by B&H staff, this can be upgraded to Windows 11 and no, the 8GB RAM is soldered on the motherboard, so no RAM upgrades.

Yes, we’ve become 1001 Noisy Laptops 😉

PS: I’m just appending this here because I don’t want to create a new short post, Monoprice is having a phone cables sale with Lighting and USB-C options from $6 to $9. And as soon as Father’s Day is over, the “Dads n Grads sale” quickly morphs into Independence Day sale 🙂

Datacolor SpyderX Pro Color Calibration for $100, Elite for $169, Lowepro Urbex, Etc

Adorama is back with a solid set of daily deals running until Tuesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Datacolor SpyderX Pro Color Calibration for $100
+ Datacolor SpyderX Elite Color Calibration for $169

+ Lowepro Urbex BP 20L Backpack for Up to 15″ Laptop and 10″ Tablet for $30
+ in black or green

+ H&A VideoMini HA-CVM Compact On-Camera Microphone (Comica CVM-VM10 II) with Versa Field and Studio Monitor Headphones for $80

Monday: Edelkrone, SmallRiG, MeFoto, TP-Link, Etc

Hooray-hooray Monday is here, a new work week dawns, #excitement!

We start with a fresh set of B&H Photo daily deals running up until 6/20/22 at 11:59pm ET [wow, it’s been 2 months since 4/20!]:

+ Technical PRO WebCamArm 2 Camera Arm (20.9″) for $19

+ MeFoto BackPacker S Aluminum Travel Tripod for $55 in three color schemes

+ EdelKrone HeadPLUS v2 Pan and Tilt Head for $1099
+ optionally buy it TOGETHER with edelkrone FocusPLUS PRO Focus Motor for $1558

+ AuRAY SS-37S Height-Adjustable Medium-Height Steel Speaker Stand with Tripod Base for $20

+ 3pk of TP-Link LINKHUB AC1200 Dual-Band Gigabit Mesh Wi-Fi Router for $50
+ that’s $16.6666666666666666666 per router!

+ flash deal ends 9pm ET: SmallRiG Shoulder Pad Pro for $139
+ yes, that’s a flash deal that lasts 21 of the 24 hours of the daily deals, so you have plenty of time to research it to your satisfaction 🙂

OF COFFEE INTEREST, the Meh daily deal is the Sboly 3000 2-in-1 Grind and Brew Automatic Single Serve Coffee Maker & 16oz Mug for $29 plus shipping. The write-up of the offer is quite funny if you are really into coffee, yes, it describes a 3-hour Chemex brewing process 😉

Flashpoint for Sony $119, Rokinon 85/1.4 AF for $499 [E], Etc

Rama-Roki, Rokinon lenses return at the Adorama daily deals up until Monday at 10am ET:

+ Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Auto Focus Lens for Sony E for $499
+ rest of them are $549 (Nikon F) or higher

+ Flashpoint Zoom Li-ion R2 TTL On-Camera Flash Speedlight For Sony (V860II-S) for $119

+ K&F Concept Large DSLR Camera Travel Backpack for Outdoor Photography for 14″ Laptop for $40

+ Green Extreme CB12 Compact Battery Pack for Sony Flashes for $10.50

FREE 8×10″ print with Walgreens Photo coupon [ends Sun PM]

Good until 6/19/22 at 11:59pm central time, coupon code FUNINTHESUN gets you one FREE 8×10-inch enlargement at Walgreens Photo.

Elsewhere at Walgreens Photo they offer 60% off same-day Canvas and Floating frames with coupon code SUNNYWALL60 and 50% off “Everything Photo” with coupon code FUNSUN50. These coupons are good until 6/25/22 at 11:59pm CT.

Terms, conditions and restrictions apply as usual…

Sunday: Moza Air2, LumeCube, Etc

Running to stand still until Sunday 6/19/22 at 11:59pm ET are the following B&H Photo daily deals:

+ Moza Air 2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for $279

+ LumeCube Bi-Color LED Light and Power Bank for $90

+ CoreSWX 7.2V L-Series Lithium-Ion Battery Pack for $60

+ RAM Ball Adapter for Apple MagSafe for $8

+ two options (256GB, 512GB) of Sandisk (yellow) microSDXC Memory Card for the Nintendo Switch with further in-cart discounts

+ Benro wired headset for $25

Rokinon 35mm f2.8 AF Ultra Compact for $159 [E]

Lens time once again at the current iteration of the Adorama daily deals, running until Sunday at 10am ET:

+ Rokinon 35mm f/2.8 AF Ultra Compact for $159 in Sony E

+ Flashpoint Zoom Li-on III R2 TTL Speedlight Flash for Sony Cameras for $159

+ Flashpoint Wave Commander Remote Shutter Release for $20, two options

+ H&A AC60 Hypercardioid Dynamic Studio Broadcast Microphone Bundle with Professional Studio Headphones, Broadcast Arm with Springs, 15-Foot XLR M to F Mic Cable for $180

Saturday: Kodak SCANZA Digital Film & Slide Scanner for $128

In addition to the various Amazon hardware devices, among the Saturday Amazon daily deals, you can have the new condition Kodak SCANZA Digital Film & Slide Scanner for $128 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by “DB Roth”…

Meanwhile among the Saturday Best Buy dailies you can have the Wacom MobileStudio Pro – 13.3″ – Drawing Tablet (512GB Storage Capacity – Intel Core i7 – 16GB Memory – Wi-Fi + Bluetooth) for $2300

Sony Create Week at Adorama ends 6/19/22

Adorama and Sony have partnered to offer the Imagine and Create Week of Sony gear sales at Adorama, running up until 6/19/22.

Plenty of offers (too many to list here individually), along with special trade-in and financing promotions.

Pre-order the new M2 MacBook PROs starting at $1299

Wallets at the e-ready! B&H Photo is now accepting pre-orders for the recently revealed M2 MacBook PROs starting at $1299 for the 8GB RAM with 256GB SSD model.

Memory options include 16GB and 24GB with a +$200 jump at each step. Storage options include 500GB and 1TB with a +$200 jump at each step, and a 2TB option with a +$800 on the base price.

Optionally B&H has a “buy together and save” option with a “up to $24 off” combined purchase discount on the Logitech MX Master 3 or MX Anywhere 3 mice. Which is reasonable, you don’t pay for M2 and then use a $10 Amazon mouse 🙂

Rokinon 14mm T3.1 Cine DS ED AS IF UMC for $299 [E/m43/C]

Hooray-Hooray, lenses are back at the Adorama daily deals, this set of offerings running until Saturday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Rokinon 14mm T3.1 Cine DS ED AS IF UMC for $299 in Sony E, M43rds, Canon EF
+ the other mount options are $369+

+ K&F Concept 3-In-1 Waterproof Nylon Large Shoulder Bag for DSLR Camera Photography for $30

+ H&A mic cable for $6

And now a FREEBIE. If you participate in the Lucky grocery stores rewards program, until Sunday night, you can claim a FREE 700ml Smartwater+.

Prime Days 2022 revealed: July 12-13

Amazon has officially revealed that Prime Days 2022 will be July 12 and 13 in 2022, which, according to my calendar are Tuesday and Wednesday. This event is open to Prime members only.

If you are not a Prime member, you can still participate by starting a strategic 30-day Prime free trial that includes July 12-13 time window. Amazon is well aware of this and encouraging it because they know that a sizable percentage of those who start 30-day free trials will stick around as paying Prime members for eternity 🙂

Alternately, if you are not eligible for the free trial, but you also don’t want to commit to the $140 per year plan [back in our time kids, Prime was $100 per year but we had to climb up the internet hill backwards at dialup speeds to get it!], you can start a $15/month month-to-month membership and keep it only for the time window that covers the July 12-13 Prime Dayz.

Remember, a Prime membership also includes access to Amazon’s videos and movies, so you can factor your TV/movies streaming/watching schedule into the decision when to start your 30-day free trial!

A Prime membership includes many other benefits as well. To give you a general sense, we have a Prime Benefits round-up post at the main blog, but note that it was last updated in late April 2018, that’s *GASP* four years ago 🙂 Time sure does fly!

Universal White Balance Handheld Disc for $16, Etc

Congratulations to the Golden State Warriors for yet another championship, and Steve Kerr one shy of double figures! Welcome to 100.1 FM Sports Talk Radio 😉

As usual, the Friday B&H Photo dailies run until Saturday at 11:59pm ET with the usual caveat that orders are not accepted Friday PM to Saturday PM:

+ Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc for $16
+ there’s only so much lens calibration one can do, you also have to OCD with WB 😉

+ GVM LED Light Bi-Color Edge Video LED Soft Light (15″) for $119

+ PortaBrace TLQB-46XTOR Quick Tripod/Light Case with Wheels (Black) for $300
+ PRO TIP: do not buy this for the $10 Davis & Sanford tripod 😉

+ Sirui P-324SR Carbon Fiber Photo/Video Monopod for $155 after $15 mail-in rebate

+ KKX VK2 Compact 2-Person Digital Wireless Microphone System for Cameras and such for $99

+ also Auray mic filter with stand for $30

K&F Concept Small DSLR Camera Messenger Shoulder Bag for $19

To the latest Adorama dailies we geaux where we find a new set of four running until Friday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out…

+ K&F Concept Small DSLR Camera Messenger Shoulder Bag, Gray for $19
+ grab the (messenger) bags!

+ Green Extreme VG-C4EM Battery Grip for Sony A7 S3, A7R IV & A9 II for $59

+ Microsoft Xbox Series S Console for $250

+ Blackstar Debut 15E 15W 2×3″ Combo Guitar Amp with Delay (Open Box) for $90

Thursday: Kodak Instant Cameras & Printers (27 options, $80 to $150)

Kodak (no, not the rapper) time at the Thursday 6/16/22 Amazon USA Gold Box, the headliner is a sale on Kodak Instant Cameras and Printers with 27 options, and prices ranging from $80 to $150.

No, Kodak does not make _that_ many different models. The number of options is high because there are different color schemes and different bundles/combinations 🙂

Thursday: SpyderLensCal Autofocus Calibration Aid for $39, Lexar CFexpress Type-B, Manfrotto, Etc

Thursday 6/16/22 (yes, we hungrily ate up half of June already!) is here and we have a new set of B&H Photo dailies running until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ DataCOLOR SpyderLensCal Autofocus Calibration Aid for $39
+ calibrate every lens every hour, minimum!

+ 2-pack of Lexar Professional CFexpress Type-B Memory Cards
+ 64GB 2-pack for $170, 128GB for $240
+ 128GB wins the GB/$

+ XYZprinting Crazy3DPrint CZ-300 DIY 3D Printer for $150

+ CAD Equitek e300 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone (Black) for $200

+ Sunpak Mobile Vlogging Kit with Tripod & Accessories for $25
+ yes, you must have that tribble-like thing on your microphone if you want to be seen as a pro-am vlogger 😉

+ Manfrotto MVH500A Video Head, MVT502AM Tripod & Ultrasone Go UL 14008 Headphones Kit for $650

Sigma DG HSM Art Primes for the Sony E-mount: 28/1.4 or 40/1.4 for $549, 45/2.8 Contempo for $249

It’s a Sigma prime party for the E-System at the current iteration of the Adorama daily deals that runs until Thursday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART for $549

+ Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART for $549

+ Sigma 45mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary for $249

+ Sigma lenses on sale are only for the Sony E-mount

+ Green Extreme NP-FZ100 7.2V 2280mAh Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery and charger kits, three options

MEANwhile among the Wednesday Amazon Daily deals there’s APS UPS backup/surge protectors, Father’s Day type of products via the Amazon LaunchPad program, solar panels, Fire tablets, and aromatherapy diffusers…

Wedn: Adapteropalooza ($14 to $99, 55 options!!!), Etc

It’s an Adapteropalooza Day at the Wednesday 6/15/22 B&H Photo daily deals running until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Sunpak VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light for $10
+ powered by 4 AA, so another use for your NiMHs!

+ VELLO Lens Adapters, 55 (yes, fifty-five) options, prices from $14 to $99
+ too many to list here individually obviously!

+ Mefoto RoadTrip Air Travel Tripod for $59 in two color options

+ EdelKrone StandONE All-Terrain Foldable Camera Stand for $99

+ 13.3″ ZenBook Flip S13 OLED Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Notebook for $999 with FREE 1-year Bitdefender (5 devices(
+ 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 4-Core (11th Gen), 16GB LPDDR4X RAM, 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD
+ 13.3″ 3840 x 2160 OLED HDR Touchscreen
+ Integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics

+ JBL and Polsen headphones as well

Flashpoint MF12 Macro Flash 2-Light Kit for $179

Macro time at the current iteration of the Adorama daily deals running until WednesDAY 6/15/22 at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Flashpoint MF12 Macro Flash 2-Light Kit for $179
+ includes 2 MF12 flashes, 2 diffusors, 2 of many things, one of other things; check the “What’s In the Box” on the right-hand side of the product page

+ Green Extreme A7R4 Metal Hand Grip for $19
+ compatible with Sony A7R IV A7RIII A7RII A7III A7II A7S II A9

+ Green Extreme NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery Pack (7.4V, 1030mAh) for $10
+ two batteries and charger for $25
+ two batteries and 2-slot charger for $35

PS: of coffee interest, coupon code DADSDAY gets you 20% off at the Peet’s Coffee website. Try the “Major Dickason” blend if you haven’t 🙂

Kindle YMMV: Spend $15+ ebooks Get $5 e-credit

We have another variant of the Kindle eBook Credit offer. This is YMMV, may be only pre-selected customers and requires simple offer activation (eg by visiting the offer page while logged on to your designated Amazon account).

The offer this time is this: spend $15+ and get a $5 ebook promotional credit that must be spent within 21 days of issuance.

The purchase window to get to $15+ is June 13-24 in 2022. As in previous incarnations, the whole purchase window counts as long as you activate the offer within the window. So if you activate on the 23rd, all purchases from the 13th on-wards still count towards the $15+ target…

Profoto Clic Gels for $25 [13 options]

For a limited time (not a daily deal, so expiration date unknown) Adorama is having a sale on Profoto Clic Gels going for $25 each. They are available in 13 lucky options including colors and grids 🙂

Meanwhile among the Tuesday 6/14/22 Amazon Daily Deals there’s Bosch tools and Fire tablets and Vahdam India Tea and Gifts with 17 options, including a “Dad Mug” (it literally says “Dad” on it).