Archives for May 2022

Wedn: Reikan FoCal Pro Lens Calibration for $86, Etc

And just like that we’ve reached the half-way point of the mythical workweek, and with that we have a fresh set of B&H Photo dailies running until 6/1/22 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if-and-only-if they sell out:

+ Reikan FoCal Pro Lens Calibration for $86~

+ GVM Mini Waterproof RGB LED On-Camera Light for $79
+ because photo-graphy almost always need MOOOOOORE LIIIIIGHT

+ Nanuk 918 Case with Cubed Foam Insert for $100 in four color options after in-cart coupon

+ Delkin Fat Gecko Dual-Suction Camera Mount for $40
+ the PC name for this is “Delkin Festively Plumb Gecko” 🙂

+ Vanguard BBH-200 Ballhead for $100

+ Polsen MC-POD Dynamic Podcast/Broadcast Microphone for $50
+ because we’ve all become podcasters, vloggers, tik-tokkers, youtubers, onlyfansies, gamers, zoomers, skypers, slackers (both meanings intended), and internet-cooks by now 😉

They are not as common as Windows laptops but 17-inch Chromebooks have been shyly appearing the last couple of years. One such is the headliner of the WEdnesdaY Best Buy dailies. For $329 you can haz the 17.3-inch Acer Chromebook 317, with an IPS touch-screen 1080p display, Pentium Silver 6000, 8GB LPDDR4X, 64GB on-board, Wifi 6, Intel UHD, backlit keyboard, up to 10 hour battery life, card reader, both USB A and C ports, 4.85 lbs, full name CB317-1HT-P5PF.

Per the Chrome Auto-Update Policy page, this laptop is scheduled to receive updates until June 2029. This laptop came out in 2021, but remember, the expiration date is on the platform (processor, Pentium 6000 Silver in this case), not on the individual laptop model…

UPDATE: at the Wednesday Amazon USA box there is a sale for $20~ on Rocketbook Flip notebooks, and a sale on Kitchen-n-Dinin’ that includes a $42~ always-on hot-water kettle, very handy if you are burning the midnight (Photoshop) oil…

Pre-Order new Fuji XF 18-120 and 150-600 lenses

In addition to the just announced X2Hs camera, Fuji has also revealed a couple of mainline/mainstream X-system XF lenses, and they are designed to make your wallet cry capture great photos 😉

+ XF 18-120mm f4 R LM PZ WR for $899 at ADorama and B&H Photo
+ shipping estimate is mid-September 2022

+ XF 150-600mm f5.6-8 R LM OIS WR for $1999 at B&H Photo and Adorama
+ shipping estimate is early July 2022
+ here’s a 4-minute overview by B&H:

Pre-order the new Fuji X-H2s for $2500

A very memorable memorial day for Fuji fans (it’s a self-writing pun!), as Fuji has officially announced their brand new X-H2s flagship camera with a 26mp stacked BSI X-Trans APS-C sensor, up to 7-stops of in-body stabilization, 6.2K/30P 3:2 aspect ratio, AI auto-focus, both SDXC UHS-II and CFexpress Type B, 15fps mechanical shutter (40fps electronic), both OLED EVF and vari-angle 3″ touchscreen (plus monochrome sky-facing LCD for settings), USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, full size HDMI, PC sync, uses the NP-W235 battery, etc, etc, etc…

The camera is available for pre-ordering for $2500 as a body only. It also has three “with lens” kits that bundle it with Fuji’s two T2.9 video-priority pro zooms. The third kit is with both T2.9 zooms. The prices are (of course) high (if you have to ask…).

Pre-orders are accepted at B&H Photo and at Adorama and such…Shipping estimate is early July 2022…

Here’s a 12-minute video overview of the camera by Jake Estes of House B&H:

Along with it are three H2S-dedicated accessories, a $199 camera cooling fan, and $399 VG-HX battery grip, estimated to ship along with the camera in early July 2022. There’s also a $999 file transmitter grip estimated to come out in mid-September (along with the new XF lenses)…

BUT that’s not all! Wooden Camera is also releasing a handful of H2S dedicated accessories (camera cages, etc). But they are also sneaking in a couple of general use adapters, PL lenses to either X-system bodies or GFX bodies…

PS: since the X-H2S uses the existing NP-W235 li-ion battery, if you want to save, for $30 you can get the B&H Photo Watson Li-Ion

Silk PRO Tripod, Pivo POD One, Etc

The hours keep rolling and now we have a new set of Adorama daily deals, this lot until Wednesday at 10am ET:

+ Slik Pro AL-323DX Tripod with SH-705E 3-Way Pan Head, for $70

+ Pivo Pod ONE- Smartphone Interactive Content Creation Pod for $80

+ Slinger Electronic Dry Cabinet (300L) for $559~

+ mic cable for $5

Tuesday: Oben, SmallHD, Kindle 2018, Venus Laowa 24mm f/14 Probe Lens for $1280 [C/E], Etc

Tuesday is here and so is a new round of B&H Photo dailies as follows:

+ Venus Laowa 24mm f/14 Probe Lens for Canon EF or Sony E for $1280

+ Oben ALF-6113L Skysill 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BE-113 Ball Head for $30

+ SmallHD Cine 7 Touchscreen On-Camera Monitor with RED KOMODO Control Kit (L-Series) for $1999

+ SenSei DOC-CK Deluxe Optics Care and Cleaning Kit for $13

+ also speaker/monitor stands and Shure microphone case

Meanwhile at the Woot dailies, the headliner is a new condition Kindle Paperwhite (2018, previous generation, with ads) going for $80 (8GB on-board) or $90 (32GB on-board). Various color options. With a 1-year warranty…

Microsoft Xbox Series S Console for $250

Game time at the Adorama daily deals, this lot running until Tuesday at 10am ET:

+ Microsoft Xbox Series S Console for $250

+ HYTE Revolt 3 ITX Small Form Factor Case with 700W Gold SFX Power Supply, White, for $150 after in-cart coupon

+ SteelSeries Level Up Gaming Bundle – Apex 3 Keyboard, Rival 3 Wireless Mouse and QcK Medium Mousepad for $35

+ SteelSeries Ultimate Gaming Bundle – Apex 3 Keyboard, Arctis 1 Gaming Headset, Rival 3 Wireless Gaming Mouse and QcK Cloth Gaming Mousepad for $100

MEANWHiLE at the Monday Amazon USA Gold Box there’s a sale on UGREEN chargers and enclosures and such, and Anker Nebula projectors, and such (eg Fire TV Stick for $25)…

Monday: GVM, Lexar SDXC, White Balance Cards, Etc

At the Monday B&H Photo daily deals they have these offers running until 11:59pm ET:

+ Vello White Balance Cards set for $20
+ three sizes included

+ GVM Bi-Color Edge Video LED Soft Light (10″) for $99

+ 128GB Lexar Professional 1066x UHS-I SDXC for $20~ after coupon
+ 128GB Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II SDXC for $113 after coupon

+ Polsen RM-800 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone for $100

+ Case Logic 15-16″ Laptop Sleeve (Heather Rose) for $10

+ JBL Charge 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $110

Swellpro Spry The World’s Only Waterproof Sports Drone for $847

ADorama is back with another iteration of their daily deals, this group until Monday 5/30/22 at 10am ET:

+ Swellpro Spry The World’s Only Waterproof Sports Drone for $847

+ Pimax Vision 5K Super Virtual Reality Headset for $599

+ Swagtron EB-5 Pro City & Campus Folding eBike, for $400

+ refurbished HP 17-cp0035cl 17.3″ HD+ Touchscreen Notebook for $399
+ AMD Ryzen 5 5500U 2.1GHz, 12GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 11 Home, etc
+ Ryzen or Die Tryin’!!!

Sunday: DataColor ColorReader EZ Color Matching Tool for $39

Sunday is here and with it we have a new set of B&H Photo daily deals running until 5/29/22 at 11:59pm ET or earlier IFF sold-out:

+ DataColor ColorReader EZ Color Matching Tool for $39

+ Revo Clip-On Vlog Light for Smartphones and Tablets for $8

+ LANparte Starter LED Ring Light Kit with Stand & Smartphone Holder (10″) for $20

+ Bose Soundbar 700 for $569

+ AUsounds true wireless for $15

+ Furman PST-8 Digital Power Station for $100

Speaking of power, the Meh daily deal for Sunday is a 2-pack of Aduro Power-UP Passenger 5-port USB car chargers with backseat betty clip for $16 plus shipping (free S&H for paying MEH-members).

MeanwhiLe the headliner of the Sunday Best Buy dailies is a 18TB WD easystore external HDD for $330…

And among the Woot dailies for Sunday there’s the Pankoo 40×60 Monocular telescope for $48, various radios from Baofeng and Radioddity ($8 to $96), CyberPower battery backup systems ($33 to $300), while the headliner is an iPhones and iWatches sale ($95 to $570)…

MEANWHiLE the Memorial Day sale at DiscountMAGS has titles starting at $4.34 per year. Plenty of “six degrees of separation” but of direct-interest is 1-year VideoMaker for $8.21 to US addresses, no auto-renewal…

Unlike Woot that has dozens of offers running, Meh has only one deal, but that’s not the whole story, because MEH is part of a group of companies that offer various kinds of daily and longer-running deals. One such sister company is SideDeal and as of the time of writing they have an Eveready Silver single-use battery sale with 168 AAA or 110 AA for $29 each. These were made in September 2020 and promise up to 10 years of battery life per the listing.

2pk 64GB Lexar UHS-II/U3 for $50 {or 2pk of 128GB for $72}

It’s a memory cards theme at this latest round of Adorama daily deals running until Sunday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ 2pk of 64GB Lexar Professional 1667x SDXC UHS-II/U3 for $50
+ that’s $25 per 64GB card
+ OR 2pk of 128GB of above for $72
+ that’s $36 per 128GB card

+ 128GB Lexar Professional 2000x SDXC UHS-II for $138
+ up to 300MB/s Read, 260MB/s Write

+ 512GB Lexar PLAY Class 10 UHS-I U3 MicroSDXC for $65

+ Korg Wavestate Wave Sequencing Synthesizer W/2x JBL 305P MkII Monitor/Headphones for $750

MEANWHiLE at the Saturday Woot dailies we have a tech party! The headliner is an Apple MacBook sale ($200 to $1500). Then there’s a “Home Audio Blowout” sale ($270 to $1150) and a Computer Components clearance ($35 to $1500) and a Ninja AirFryer, and such…

Glow Collapsible Circular Wind Proof Reflector with Handles (22″) for $6

Glow-y dayz continue at the ADorama daily deals, this lot until Saturday at 10am ET:

+ Glow Collapsible Circular Wind Proof Reflector with Handles (22″) for $6

+ also dry cabinet, Samson mic system and broadcast arm

MeanwhIle among the Friday Amazon USA Gold Box deals du jour there is yet another variant of the Anker charging accessories sale with seven options, this sale until Friday 11:59pm pacifica or earlier if sold out…

64GB Lexar JumpDrive V40 USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $6

Friday is here and as usual the B&H Photo dailies last until Saturday at 11:59pm ET but orders are not accepted on their website during the Sabbath (Fri PM to Sat PM, check their website for specific hours):

+ Ruggard Fabric Camera Rain Cover for $25
+ because as Ned Stark liked to say, Winter Is Coming!

+ 64GB Lexar JumpDrive V40 USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $6
+ with key-chain hole
+ that’s 10.667GB per dollar!

+ Vello VB-2000 ActionPan Pro Stabilizing Action Grip/Handle for $19

+ ZiV Phone and GoPro Mount Kit for $5

+ GVM 2 x NP-F970 6600mAh Batteries with Dual Charger and V-Mount Adapter for $99

+ Auray MSB-6 Microphone/Speaker Stand Bag with Pouch for $12

Glow Foldable Beauty Dish With Bowens Mount (White, 40″) for $35

We have another rather modest selection of Adorama daily deals, this lot running until Friday at 10am ET:

+ Glow Foldable Beauty Dish With Bowens Mount (White, 40″) for $35

+ H&A Reflection Filter Tripod Mic Stand for $21

+ Slinger Electronic Dry Cabinet (90L) for $209

+ Leatherman Wave Plus with Cap Crimper Multi-Tool, Black for $70

MEANWHiLE of the Thursday Amazon daily deals there is a Renogy Solar Panels (and Accessories) sale with six options.

Speaking of Amazon, among the Thursday 5/26/22 Kindle daily deals there’s Joe Abercrombie (no relation to Fitch LOL), Jack Higgins, David Archer (are these actual individual authors or pen-namess for a cabal of dozens of authors? LOL), and more.

The above and also the following are of potential interest to those of you who may be participating in the previously mentioned Kindle Spend $25+ to get a $6 promotional credit offer which retroactively-runs May 21-28…

Also helping you get to $25+ is an Amazon Best Seller Charts sale that features another “cabal of authors hiding under one coat”, Dean Koontz 😉 This also has autobiographies including Alicia Keys, Kobe Bryant, Malcon X and Elton John. Rumor has it he is working on a remixed autobiography together with Dua Lipa 😉

Thursday: Oben, Thule, Rotolight, EdelKrone, Etc

Thirsty-Thursday is here and we start with a fresh set of B&H Photeaux dailies running until 5/26/22 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ O’Ben Magnetic Mount Kit with Mini Ball Head for $14

+ Thule gauntlet sleeves for 12″ MacBook, two options, $15 each

+ RotoLight NEO 2 LED Light with 6 x AA Rechargeable Batteries for $180
+ Batteries ARE included!
+ they are RotoLight branded, “Lionheart by POWEREX”, 2700 mAh
+ Battery Charger NOT included however!

+ Edelkrone SliderPLUS v5 PRO Long for $549

+ Zhiyun CRANE 2S Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for $549

+ 512GB Silicon Power Superior UHS-I microSDXC Memory Card with SD Adapter for $50
+ 512GB Silicon Power Cinema EX CFexpress 2.0 Type B Memory Card for $250
+ PRO TIP: you can buy FIVE microSDXC cards for the price of one CFExpress 😉

1-Year prepaid CreativeLIVE Subscription for $99 AC

The sale is back thanks to coupon code SUMMER99 that gets you a 1-year prepaid CreativeLIVE subscription for $99 for the first 12 months of your new subscription!

It comes out to $8.50 per month but it is paid initially at $99. Great if you will be having the time/energy to watch a lot of content in the next few months!

A few instructions and classes are excluded per prior agreements. This is a Netflix-style subscription, once the paid membership ends, you do not own the classes.

Glow Collapsible Circular Wind Proof Reflector with Handles (32″) for $8

Budget is the name of the game at the current iteration of Adorama daily deals running until Thursday at 10am ET:

+ Glow Collapsible Circular Wind Proof Reflector with Handles (32″) for $8

+ also CoreSWX for Blackmagic 6K PRO, electronic dry cabinet and pop filter

Wedn: WD and Sandisk sale (25 options)

It appears to be Sandisk and WD day today (5/25/22), good until 11:59pm pacific or earlier if sold out, at the Amazon USA Gold Box there is a 25-option sale on Sandisk and WD storage options with microSD, external and internal HDDs and SSDs, flash drives, CFast 2.0, etc.

On the SD front, there are a couple of 256GB options, the Extreme (yellow) for $30 and the Extreme PRO (black/red) for $40, both UHS-I.

Great time for those tiny USB 3.1 Sandisk Ultra Fit drives, a 5-pack of 128GB flash drives for $60, making it $12 per 128GB!

Too many other items to list here individually, check the aforelinked sale page to see them all…

Wedn: LumeCue, Nanuk, Dell, WD, Sandisk, Mefoto, Etc

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

+ Lume Cube Panel Pro for $130

+ Mefoto BackPacker Air Travel Tripod for $49 in three color schemes

+ DIGITALFOTO SOLUTION LIMITED Chameleon LED RGB Tube Light, 4′ for $194

+ Nanuk 905 hard utility cases with foam for around $40 after in-cart coupon, seven color options, great for color-coding organizers and OCD types 😉

+ DELL P2219H 21.5″ 16:9 Ultrathin Bezel IPS Monitor (TAA Compliant) for $200

+ Denon Audio Commander Professional Mobile PA System with Two Wireless Microphones for $399

+ Sandisk memory and WD storage sale with 22 options, $20 to $360, too many to list here individually

Pre-ORDER new CANON APS-C R7 and R10 cameras

Managing 2+2 parallel camera systems must not be a fun adventure at the Canon and Nikon headquarters, but reality and the realpolitik of photography demand so. Okay, enough nonsense 🙂

Canon has revealed today two new APS-C mirrorless cameras in the R/RF system, along with two new R/RF APS-C lenses that will be offered in official kits with these two cameras. The same DSLR APS-C playbook repeating itself? 🙂

VROOOM PROMISES the CANON R7
The Canon R7, faster than the speed of life per Canon, promises 15fps using mechanical shutter, 32mp, in-body image stabilization with up to seven stops, dual UHS-II SD slots, Dual Pixel CMOS AF II, DiGiC X, EVF and vari-angle touchscreen, USB-C and such…

Sounds good but can it beat the legendary Olympus E-100 RS? I don’t think so 🙂

It is available in two standard kits, body only for $1500, or with the newly announced RF-S 18-150mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM lens for $1900. Pre-orders are accepted at B&H Photo and Adorama and such…

Here’s a couple of 3-minute “trailers” for the camera by Canon herself:

CANON R10 goes for the $1K PRICE POINT
For those wanting to stay close to the psychological $1K price-point Canon has revealed the R10 APS-C mirrornyet camera. It will be available as body only for $980, with the new RF-S 18-45mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM kit lens for $1100, or with the new RF-S 18-150mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM lens for $1380.

The R10 has a 24mp APS-C sensor, and shares some but not all (single UHS-II card, only version 2.0 USB-C, etc, etc, etc) of the R7 features. It’s a $500 price difference after all 🙂 The detailed comparison is your homework assignment for the week!

Pre-orders are accepted at B&H Photo and also at Adorama

The R10 has gotten just one 3-minute “trailer” from Canon instead of the two of the R7 😉

DISAMBIGUATION POINT
This may potentially cause some confusion to those new to the Canon RF world. There is an existing previously released Canon BG-R10 Battery Grip that is designed for the R5 and R6 mirrorless cameras.

Life would be just way too easy if the camera name matched the battery grip name 🙂

Sachtler and Zhiyun Weebill 2 (four options)

Stabilizer-y things are also the theme of the day at the latest iteration of the Adorama daily deals which run until Wednesday at 10am ET:

+ Sachtler 0773AM Tripod System with FSB 8 MK II Fluid Head, Aluminum Legs & Mid-Level Spreader for $1999

+ Zhiyun Weebill 2 Pro Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for $659
+ PRO+ of above for $849

+ Zhiyun Weebill 2 Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for $399
+ Combo bundle for $489

+ drummer’s throne for $30

MEANWHiLE running until Tuesday at 11:59pm pacific time, at the Amazon USA Gold Box there is a big sale of Logitech Gaming & Streaming products, various brand small kitchen appliances, a 75″ Toshiba Fire TV for $750 (that’s $10 per inch!), powered dental flosses, and mo(i)re…

Nikon Z Month at Adorama (with FREE Accessories)

If you’ve made the big decision to try out the Nikon Z system, it is Z Day, okay Z Month, at Adorama where they have many Nikon Z bundles, a number of which include the customary “FREE Accessories” bundles with all kinds of accessorapalooza offerings.

The link above is sorted by newest product first, which is why it starts with the Nikon Z Football Club (aka “Z fc”).

There are eight pages of offerings, and it includes DSLR gear as well. After all, Nikon does not have _that_ many Z system products and I’m guessing they did not want to offend the DSLR users. Yes, the customer politics of having multiple DSLR and mirrorless systems running in parallel in perfect harmony 🙂

Monoprice USB-C hub (w/4 USB-A 3.0) for $11 w/FS

With more and more laptops and such including USB-C ports, USB-C hubs are must-have items. Which brings us to the mobile deal of the week at the Monoprice website, their Monoprice Select Series USB hub with a USB-C “input” and four USB-A 3.0 “outputs”. No other connectors. It goes for $11 with FREE standard US shipping. Up to 20 per customer at the sale price. As of the time of writing it averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 28 customer reviews and it has 12 answered questions. Offer ends 5/29/22 or earlier if sold out.

It is also eligible for coupon code LAT15 (15% off laptop accessories until 5/31/22). Not sure if this is stackable with the sale price.

Speaking of Monoprice, they have also launched the obligatory Memorial Day sale featuring their usual assortment of tech products and accessories (with all kinds of cables as usual)…

Save the Date: OPTIC is June 12-15 (2022) [FREE to register]

If you miss the in-person conferences, save the date! June 12-25 in 2022 is when the B&H Photo OPTIC conference will be taking place. This time it will be both in-person (pending monkey-pox dramaz) and online!

Speakers old and new, young and old are included, including the usual names of McNally, Kelby, etc. The physical event will take place at the New Yorker Hotel. There are two days of presentations, and two days of photo-walks. Me personally, I would have preferred two days of feasts 🙂

Registration is FREE for either/both the physical and the online events. Event management is through the EventBrite website/service.

Tuesday: Raya, Case Logic, Glidecam, RotoLight NEO 2 Explorer Kit for $599, Screen Protectors (51 options)

Tuesday is here and for the power-hungry and the road warriors, the Meh daily deal is a 2-pack of Aduro Surge Swivel wall charging towers with 9 (yes, nine) outlets and dual USB ports per device (you get two of them). The laws of physics still apply though, you can’t have nine Ninja power-blenders working full-speed at the same time 🙂

Then to the Tuesday B&H Photo dailies we geaux where we find a new six-pack:

+ Vello screen protectors, 51 options, $5 to $15
+ some of the protectors are compatible with multiple camera bodies, increasing the total number of camera bodies covered to mayhaps 100
+ even “lowly” cameras like the Fuji X-A10 or MF monsters like the Fuji GFX 100 are included!
+ it even goes back in time with the Canon G11, D-Rebel T2i (550D), Nikon D300S, etc
+ Pentax cameras are so well-made they don’t need screen protectors 😉 but the K-1 II is included (same protector-model as the Nikon D5500/D5600)

+ Raya Octagonal Collapsible Softbox for LED Bulbs with Socket (27.6″) with FREE Raya LED Light Bulb (45W) for $38
+ no, not a UFC Octagon

+ Case Logic Berkeley II Backpack with Laptop Compartment & Tablet Sleeve (Midnight) for $25
+ hippie smell NOT included

+ RotoLight NEO 2 Explorer Kit for $599

+ GlideCAM Devin Graham Signature Series Handheld Stabilizer with FREE Glidecam Forearm Brace for $449
+ not to be confused with a Forearm Shiver (since we are in NBA Playoffs seasons LOL)

+ CoreSWX Maverick Block Battery for $3199
+ or you can buy 1200+ Eneloop rechargeable batteries for the same price 😉

Glidecam XR-PRO Handheld Camera Stabilizer for $179

No lenses this time around at the current iteration of the Adorama daily deals running until Tuesday at 10am ET:

+ Glidecam XR-PRO Handheld Camera Stabilizer for $179

+ Meural 21.5″ Full HD Digital Canvas II Wi-Fi Frame, 16×24″, Light Wood for $500

+ Core SWX PowerBase EDGE 14.8V 49Wh Battery for Blackmagic Design Pocket 4K & 6K Cinema Camera for $149

+ H&A Studio Isolation Filter (Red Composite, Metal Back) for $85

Return Of The Kindle eBook Offer: Buy $25+, Get $6 bonus

We have a Return of the Recurring Kindle e-book offer. This is YMMV as it is by invitation. I saw it as an in-page banner while surfing around the Amazon website.

The terms are as before. You must spend $25+ in Kindle e-books between May 21-28 in 2022. If so, you will receive a $6 promotional Kindle e-book store credit.

The offer counts the whole time period of 21-28 regardless of when you activate the offer, as long as you activate it during this window. Meaning if you active it on the 28th, all your purchases made 21-28 count towards the $25+ limit.

The offer only works for and on Kindle e-books. Terms and conditions and restrictions are listed at the promotional page

Monday: Rokinon AF 35mm f1.8 FE for $289 [E], Etc

Monday is here and with it we have a new round of B&H Photo daily deals:

+ Rokinon AF 35mm f/1.8 FE Lens for Sony E for $289

+ SirUI P-424SR Carbon Fiber Photo/Video Monopod for $185 after a $15 mail-in rebate

+ Magnus MaxiGrip Flexible Tripod (Black) for $10

+ 256GB ProGrade UHS-II SDXC for $70

+ FotoDioX C-300RS FlapJack LED Bi-Color Edge Light (10″) for $135

+ Ruggard Electronic Dry Cabinets, 8 options, $80 to $1000
+ might also be of interest to puerh tea and cigar aficionados as well – check with your favorite experts and reviews and specs and such

TTArtisan 35mm f1.4 APS-C Lens for $49 [L] or $73 [X/E/m43/Z/EF-M]

Another lens day at the Adorama daily deals which run until Monday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ TTArtisan 35mm f/1.4 APS-C Lens for $49 in Leica L in the black color scheme, $73 in silver
+ for $73 in Fuji X, M43rds, Sony E, Canon EOS-M, Nikon Z in either black or silver
+ the Leica M is decidedly not on sale ($449)

+ K&F Concept Large DSLR Camera Backpack for $80

+ Mirfak Vlogging Kit, Includes Moin L1 Fill Light, Extension Pole, Microphone, Tripod, Phone Holder for $49

+ Gretsch Hardshell Case for G2420T Electric Guitar, Black (Open Box) for $85

Sunday: MOD, Vanguard, Samsung, Etc

Sunday 5/22/22 is here and with it it brings a new set of B&H Photo dailies running until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ MOD The Luxe Camera Bag (Cobalt Blue) for $20
+ no one’s gonna suspect this is a camera bag 🙂

+ Vanguard VEO 2 264CB Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head for $130

+ Vello Large Changing Bag (26 x 28″) for $23
+ just so we are clear, this is for changing film and such, not for diapers and such 😉

+ 32GB Transcend Premium microSDHC UHS-I Memory Card with SD Adapter for $7

+ Ausounds AU-Stream True Wireless In-Ear Headphones (Gold) for $15

+ Samsung Neo QLED QN90A 50″ Class HDR 4K UHD Smart QLED TV for $798

Minolta MN53Z 16MP FHD Wi-Fi Bridge Camera with 53x Optical Zoom for $269

This new lot of Adorama daily deals zooms out until Sunday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Takama Flip-Zip Multi-Functional Photo Tripod Monopod Kit for $25

+ Minolta MN53Z 16MP FHD Wi-Fi superzoom (53x Optical) for $269 in three color options

+ FotoPro UFO 2 Flexible Tripod with Smartphone and GoPro Adapter, 28.22 oz Capacity, Black/Red for $10
+ you don’t have to file a FOIA request for this UFO 😉

+ H&A Tripod Microphone Stand for $12

Steelseries, refurb Kindle e-readers

The current iteration of the Adorama daily deals running until Saturday at 10am ET is a Steelseries party with two headsets and two gamer bundles featured. Prices range from $50 to $140.

Meanwhile among the Friday Woot daily deals there’s another refurbished Kindle e-reader sale featuring various Oasis and Paperwhite models. Already, as of the time of writing, the 2019 basic Kindle model is sold out. Of the in-stock items, prices range from $35 to $120…

NOTE that the refurbished at Woot come with a 90-day Woot warranty, unlike the certified refurbished sold at the Amazon website that come with the same warranty as the brand new models…

Anker, Bolt Battery Packs, Manfrotto, Sublue, Lanparte, Etc

We start with the Friday Meh daily deal, it is an Anker 10,000 mAh power-bank with wireless charging, USB-C and USB-A and fast charging. For $25 plus shipping. Charging is 18W PD wired and 10W Qi wireless. Built-in phone stand of sorts. Pass-thru charging of internal battery and wireless device. 90-day warranty.

As always, the Friday B&H Photo daily deals run until Saturday at 11:59pm ET with the usual caveat of orders not being accepted during the Sabbath (Fri PM to Sat PM; check their website for exact hours):

+ Bolt Universal Compact Battery Packs for $40
+ options for Canon, Nikon, Sony

+ ElVid OptiView 50 3.2″ LCD Viewfinderfor $30
+ not to be confused with ElVis

+ Sublue Swii Electronic Kickboard (Sunrise Orange) for $200

+ Lanparte Deluxe LED Ring Light Kit with Stand & Smartphone Holder (10″) for $29

+ Manfrotto PIXI Plus 3N1 Kit with Universal Smartphone Clamp and GoPro Mount for $20

+ 128GB Sandisk Ultra UHS-I microSDXC Memory Card with Portable USB 3.0 Card Reader for $18

Samyang 24mm f2.8 AF FF for $159 [E]

Lenz Dayz continue at the Adorama dailies, this lot good until 5/20/22 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ MIRFAK Moin L1 Micro Versatile LED Light, 3200-5600K for $39

+ Samyang 24mm f2.8 AutoFocus FullFrame for $159 in Sony E
+ or $199 with Docking Station

+ Ready Rig GS Stabilizer + ProArm Kit with Case, 40 Lbs Capacity for $2800

+ Blackstar Debut 10E 10W 2×3″ Combo Guitar Amp with Delay (Open Box) for $70

Thursday: Mefoto, Cambee, Nanuk, Etc

Thursday is here and we have a new round of B&H Photo daily deals running until 5/19/22 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Mefoto WalkAbout Aluminum Monopod (Gold) for $24

+ ReVo Bi-Color Vlog Light with Phone Holder for $14

+ Angler Muslin Background (Black, 10 x 12′) for $40

+ Cambee Professional RGB 600 Panel 2-Light Kit for $225

+ Nanuk 918 Waterproof Carry-On Hard Case with Lid Organizer for $163 after in-cart coupon, three color options

+ Sony headphones for $20

IRIX 11mm f4.0 Blackstone MF lens for $395 [C]

Lenz Dayz are back at the Adorama daily deals this round good until Thursday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ IRIX 11mm f4.0 Blackstone MF lens for $395 in Canon EF
+ the Nikon F is not on sale

+ Teradek Vidiu X: Live Streaming Encoder for $399

+ Gitup Git2 1080p Full HD Gyro Video Wi-Fi Action Camera, 60 fps, 170 Degree View Angle, 98′ Housing Waterproof, Pro Packaging for $80

+ Nanuk Small Series 905 Lightweight NK-7 Resin Waterproof Protective Case, Black for $50

100 new classes at CreativeLIVE (plus, $20 off $28+)

One hundred new classes have arrived at the CreativeLIVE website on many favorite/popular photography topics (lighting, adobe, etc) with a heavy emphasis on new lighting classes with Mark Wallace, and multiple instructors on various Adobe-related subjects…

Speaking of CL, coupon code MAY20 gets you $20 off a shopping cart of $28+ over there. From the verbiage, it looks like this coupon is good until the end of May 2022.

The coupon can also be used towards the CreativeLive Netflix-style membership. You can even use it on the monthly subscription, dropping the first month from $39 to $19. Useful if you are going to have plenty of free time to watch these classes…

Wedn: Gitzo, Zhiyun, Bolt, Lexar, Vanguard, Google Pixels, Etc

Fast-forward to NOW, and Hump Day is here once again, this lot of B&H Photo daily deals is running until 5/18/22 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Bolt VM-110 LED Macro Ring Light for $30
+ no, not a Usain Bolt product 🙂

+ 3pk of 32GB Lexar JumpDrive V100 USB 3.0 Flash Drive in three colors (Gray, Pink, Blue) for $13
+ great for color-coding organizers
+ back in our time kids, we paid $130 for 32MB Smartmedia cards 😉

+ Backdrop Alley Hand Painted Muslin Backdrop (10 x 12′, Whale Gray) for $50
+ #SaveTheWhales

+ Gitzo Century Traveler Camera Backpack (Black) for $150
+ because your Gitzo tripod demands it!

+ Vanguard Alta Pro 263ABT 100 Aluminum Alloy Tripod Kit with Monopod and SBH-100 Ball Head for $130

+ Zhiyun WEEBILL-2 SE Combo Kit with 2 Mini Tripods & Fabric Case for $379

UPDATE: tech action at the Wednesday 5/18/22 Woot daily deals with new condition Google Pixels (4* and 5* models, $330 to $450) and budget computer monitors ($95 to $165)…

Viltrox BiC LED, iFootage Gazelle FastBowl, 2pk 160GB ProGrade CFexpress 2.0 Type A, Etc

And now we have another round of Adorama daily deals running until Wednesday at 10am ET:

+ Viltrox VL-200T Bi-Color LED Light with LCD Display, 192 LED Lamp Beads for $40

+ iFootage Gazelle FastBowl TC9 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod, Bundle with Komodo K7 Fluid Head for $559

+ 2-pack of Prograde Digital 160GB CFexpress 2.0 Type-A Memory Card for $552~

+ VIOFO A139 3-Channel Dash Cam – Front 2K 1440P + Interior 1080P + Rear 1080P 5GHZ Wi-Fi GPS Dash Camera for $199

Tuesday: Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro for $149 [six system options], Flir, Benro, Lens Accelerator Adapters, Etc

Tuesday is a LENZ DAY at the B&H Photo daily deals, this round good until 5/17/22 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f2 4.5x Super Macro for $149
+ available in Nikon F, Canon EF, Pentax K, Fuji X, M43rds, Sony E
+ the DSLR and the Mirrorless options are in separate listings

+ Vello Accelerator lens adapters, four options, $89 to $129
+ Canon EF or Nikon F lenses to Sony E or M43rds camera bodies

+ Benro GH2 Aluminum Gimbal Head for $225
+ no relation to the good old Panasoni GH2 🙂

+ FLiR One Pro Thermal Camera for Smartphones (Lightning) for $270

+ 2-pack of 64GB Ultra UHS-I microSDXC Memory Card with SD Adapter for $13
+ that’s $6.50 per 64GB microSD card

+ Sachter Dr. Bag 3 for $135
+ you can also cosplay a doctor 😉

MEANWHILE the headliner of the Tuesday Best Buy dailies is the Acer Chromebook 315 (N400 celery, 4GB LDDR4, 32GB eMMC, gigabit Wifi, bluetooth 5) for $149…

Sachtler Video 18 FT MS System with flowtech 100 Tripod, Mid-Level Spreader for $6999

Adorama is back with another set of daily deals running until Tuesday 5/17/22 at 10am ET:

+ Sachtler Video 18 FT MS System with flowtech 100 Tripod, Mid-Level Spreader, Rubber Feet and Padded Bag for $6999
+ yes a $7K tripod system, not to be confused with the good old $10 Ritz Camera tripods 😉

+ Green Extreme 150Wh Lithium-ion Gold Mount Battery for $99

+ AmazFit T-Rex Smartwatch for $75

+ H&A Tripod Microphone Stand with Telescoping Boom for $12

Monday: Nanuk, Benro, A-Data, BlackMagic, Etc

Monday is here and until 5/16/22 at 11:59pm ET you can haz all these B&H Photo daily deals:

+ Nanuk 910 Hard Utility Case with Foam Insert for $40~ after in-cart coupon
+ great for color-code organizers because these are available in TEN (10) color options!

+ 3pk of 64GB Kingston Exodia Data-Traveler USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A flash drives for $16
+ that’s $5.33 per flash drive

+ BenRo TAD18CB1 Series 1 Adventure Carbon Fiber Tripod with B1 Ball Head for $160

+ A-Data 16GB DDR5 4800 MHz UDIMM Memory Module (1 x 16GB) for $100

+ BlackMagic ATEM Mini Extreme ISO for $995

+ SaraMonic VmicLink5 RX+TX+TX+TX Camera-Mount Digital Wireless Microphone System with Three Bodypack Transmitters and Lavalier Mics (5.8 GHz) for $349

Tokina 10-17mm f3.5-4.5 DX fisheye for $349 [C], $379 [N]

Lenz Dayz continue at the Adorama daily deals, this round running until Monday 5/16/22 at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Tokina 10-17mm f3.5-4.5 DX fisheye with built-in hood for $349 in Canon EF and $379 in Nikon F

+ Godox VL200 200W LED Video Light for $549

+ SteadiCam Steadimate-S Aero 15 Arm & Aero Vest Kit with Mechanical Gimbal Collar/Yoke & Weighted Base for $849

Sunday: Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 for $979 [E], Etc

Get your e-wallets ready, Lenz Dayz are back at the B&H Photo daily deals, this set running until Sunday 5/15/22 at 11:59pm ET:

+ Stroboframe Camera Flip Bracket for $18

+ Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 for Sony E for $979

+ Case Logic 13.3″ MacBook sleeves, two options, $10 each

+ Ruggard fabric rain shields, three options, $13 to $15

+ Delkin Memory cards, discount after in-cart coupon
+ 128GB CFast 2.0 for $100
+ 256GB SDXC UHS-II for $300
+ 512GB microSDXC for $80

+ LG A1PU 77″ Class HDR 4K UHD Smart OLED TV for $2097 after in-cart coupon

+ flash deals return!
+ AirFREE Tulip 1000 Domestic Air Purifier for $109

MEANWHILE the current DiscountMags weekend sale is a Friday the 13th theme, you guessed it, three magazines for $13 total per year. No camera/photo magazines, but plenty of “six degrees of separation”. As usual, these are print magazines delivered to US addresses without renewal. Exception to that are the Zinio e-subscriptions which are clearly marked as such.

UPDATE: lots of tech action at the Woot Daily deals for Sunday where the headliner is a TV blowout sale ($310 to $4100), but there’s also a Random Audio sale ($38 to $2000) and a couple of Windows laptops ($310, $400), and such…

Meike 12/2.8 for $99 [E/m43], Viltrox EF to RF for $69

Prime time at the current set of Adorama daily deals running until Sunday 5/15/22 at 10am eT or earlier if sold out:

+ Meike 12mm f2.8 lens for $99 in Sony E or M43rds
+ the other two options (Fuji X, Canon EF-M) are not

+ Viltrox EF-R2 Canon EF/EF-S Lenses to EOSR/EOSRP Cameras Mount Adapter for $69

+ H&A Reflection Filter (Silver) for $50

$10 Power2000 AA/charger, Minolta $49 camcorder, Viltrox OnC BiC Light for $20, Etc

Running until they get tired, or until Saturday 5/14/22 at 10am ET are the following Adorama daily deals:

+ Power2000 4x AA 2900mAH Rechargeable NiMH Batteries with 110/220V AA/AAA Quick Charger for $10

+ Zendure A2 6700mAh Crush-Proof Portable Charger for $10

+ Minolta MN80NV 1080p Full HD 3″ Touchscreen Camcorder with Nightvision for $49 in three color options

+ Viltrox L-116T On-Camera Bi-Color LED Light with LCD Display, 116 LED Lamp Beads for $20

Sunpak DF3600U Flash (Canon and Nikon) for $30, Etc

As usual, the Friday lot of B&H Photo daily deals runs until Saturday at 11:59pm ET:

+ Sunpak DF3600U Flash for Canon and Nikon Cameras for $30

+ Vello Umbra Screen protectors, nine options, $6 to $8
+ for select cameras and brands, check the listings for the details

+ SmallRiG Smartphone Handheld Video Rig Kit for $84 after in-cart coupon

+ Vijim Tabletop LED Video Lighting Kit (Double) for $70
+ Double = 2x lights, 2x mini tripods

+ 16GB Transcend Premium UHS-I SDHC Memory Card for $7
+ 2pk for $13
+ if you have older cameras that have troublez with newer cards?

+ RucPac Professional Focus Headlamp for $40
+ for …focused light painters? 🙂

Quasar Science RR50 23″ RR Linear RGBX 50W LED for $699

Mayhaps we had gotten spoiled with back to back “lenz dayz” at the Adorama daily deals but then again, there’s an old school sale on a Sigma prime (see previous post)…

+ Quasar Science RR50 23″ RR Linear RGBX 50W LED Lamp for $699

+ 160GB Prograde Digital CFexpress 2.0 Type-A Memory Card for $292

+ Prograde Digital Digital CFexpress Type A & UHS-II SDXC Dual-Slot USB 3.2 Gen 2 Card Reader for $68

+ Samson Concert 88 UHF Camera Wireless Handheld Microphone System for $250

Sigma 45mm f2.8 DG DN Contemporary for $249 [E]

This is an old school sale, not a daily deal, so I do not know when it expires…

Adorama is currently offering the new condition Sigma 45mm f2.8 DG DN Contemporary for $249 with free US shipping for the Sony E system…

Only the Sony E is on sale, the Leica L is not.

UPDATE (unrelated): for a limited time, coupon code SHOW52PK allows you to get two Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) devices for $90 total.

Thursday: SpyderCUBE RAW, Rokinon 24/1.8 AF (E), Etc

This lot of B&H Photo daily deals runs until Thursday 5/12/22 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ DataColor SpyderCUBE RAW Calibration Tool for $25

+ Rokinon 24mm f1.8 AF Compact for $399 in Sony E

+ Mefoto RoadTrip S Travel Tripod (Carbon Fiber) for $100 in four color schemes

+ ARCO Video Dr. Bag 30 for $79

+ Peak Design Field Pouch for $27, two options

+ XPG 32GB Lancer DDR5 5200 MHz UDIMM Memory Kit (2 x 16GB, Black) for $200 after in-cart discount

Glidecam Devin Graham Signature Hand-Held Stabilizer for $479

It turns out, Lenz Dayz at the Adorama daily deals will not break Joe DiMaggio’s streak. No lenses in this set of offers that runs until Thursday at 10am ET:

+ Glidecam Devin Graham Signature Series Hand-Held Stabilizer for Cameras, 2 to 12lb Load Capacity for $479
+ PRO TIP: to convert LBs to Kilos, divide by 2.2

+ Elgato Stream Deck XL Keypad with 32 Customizable LCD Keys for $150

+ Ulanzi MT-05 Mini Tripod for Mobile, Gimbal for $5

+ H&A desktop filter for $40

I can’t buy y’all coffee, but here’s the second best thing, FREE SHIPPING at the Peet’s Coffee website using promo code SHIPFREE (one word) until 5/12/22 at 11:59pm pacific time. This is good for continental US domestic ground shipping. I have drunk gallons and gallons of Peet’s Cofefe and look at how well I turned out 😉