Archives for May 31, 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