Archives for September 2023

Oben Tripod w/BH for $100, Shimoa Explore V2 kit for $250, Etc

Because of the extended holiday closing, the current round of B&H Photo daily deals runs until Sunday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Ruggard EPP-CCL Cable Case (8 x 8) for $14
+ the cables want their own BAG the BAGS 🙂

+ Shimoda Explore V2 35 Backpack Starter Kit (Large DSLR V2 Core Unit Modular Camera Insert) for $250
+ for the serious BAG the BAGS aficionado!

+ IK iRig Pre 2 Ultracompact XLR Microphone Interface for $30

+ Oben ALF-6113L Skysill 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BE-113 Ball Head for $100

Starts Friday 12pm ET (FREE to watch): 17-hour Posing and Lighting Class with Bambi Cantrell

Set your calendars! Starting at 12pm ET on Friday 9/29/23, the headliner of the FREE-streaming Creative LIVE On-AIR classes is a 17 hour and 8 minute, “Posing and Lighting” class with Bambi Cantrell. Given the airtime, it will only air once in its entirety during the free-streaming window.

If you are reading this later and are interested in the class, the first lesson is the “Kindle sample” (free to watch for anyone at any time) and it’s a pretty good indicator, it’s 90 minutes long!

Starts Thursday 11am: LIVE Q&A YouTube demo of NEW Nikon Z 135mm f1.8 Plena lens

We have LENS LEARNINGS! On Thursday 9/28/23 at 11am ET, Adorama is hosting a YouTube live-stream launching the brand new Nikon Z 135mm f1.8 Plena lens, slated for an October 30 release, and a pre-order price of $2500.

The live-stream will feature Nikon’s very own Mark Cruz (Senior Marketing Manager) and hosted by Seth Miranda. This is a YouTube live-stream, so you will be able to ask your live questions in the YouTube live chat. A YouTube/Google account is needed to participate in the live chat, but everyone can watch it.

YouTube-embedded below as well for your convenience…

Thursday: Tenba, GVM, Nanuk, Benro, Etc

We have another scheduling update for B&H. Due to holiday-closing, they will close on Friday at 1pm ET and re-open on Monday October 9 in 2023, so be sure to place your orders now if you have time-sensitive needs!

We have a new set of B&H Photo daily deals good until Thursday 9/28/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Tenba Cooper 15 Slim Messenger Bag with Leather Accents (Gray) for $136
+ BAG the (messenger) BAG!

+ Benro KoalaPod Kit with Five Legs and Smartphone Holder for $20
+ why a platypus when you can have a koala?
+ and this one doesn’t need to eat leaves!

+ GVM 7017D Aluminum Video Tripod with Fluid Head System for $129

+ CoreSWX Hypercore NEO 9 Mini 98Wh Lithium-Ion Battery (Gold or V Mount) for $199~ each

+ Inovativ Voyager 42 NXT Equipment Cart for $2399
+ or you can buy 2399 one-time-use carts from the dollar store 😉

+ Nanuk 935 Wheeled Hard Utility Case with Foam Insert, two color options, $140 after in-cart couponization

ON THE learnings front, starting on Thursday at 12pm ET, the headliner CreativeLIVE ON-AiR free-streaming class is “Location, Posing, Execution” with Roberto Valenzuela, with a runtime of 12 hours and 53 minutes, so it will air only once in full during the free streaming window.

In-Stock Alert: Pentax K-3 III Monochrome Matte Black

According to the Ricoh Imaging online store, the Pentax K-3 III Monochrome Matte Black body only kit is in-stock and ready to ship for $2300. I cannot verify this (meaning, I can’t buy it just to see its shipping status).

Per Ricoh, the Matte Black Edition features a sleek black finish (and $100 more) 🙂

Speaking of in-stock alerts, the Tenderloin Steak sandwich is back in-stock at The Habit Burger Grill 😉

Starts Wedn 12pm ET (FREE to Watch): Lighting Class

It is back on the free-streaming train! Starting on Wednesday at 12pm ET at the Creative LIVE ON-AIR you can watch the 8-hour and 22-minute “Lighting 301” class with Pye Jirsa and the SLR Lounge Experience. The Class Introduction is FREE to watch (aka “the Kindle sample”). The titles of the 26 lessons are a good indicator of what is covered.

Given the airtime, it will air twice a in full, and once partially – during the 24-hour-ish free-streaming window…

Wedn: Quasar Tube Light, FLiR, Benro, OBSbot, Mindshift Sexy Backpack, SmallRIG NP-W235 charger kit, Etc

And just like that it’s Wednesday! Where did half of the week go? Oh my, we are decidedly in the fast-forward timeline! Speaking of which, good until 9/27/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out we have these B&H Photo daily deals:

+ SmallRIG NP-W235 2-Battery Kit with Dual Charger for $29~
+ 12 customer reviews, some happy, some complaining about slow charge and battery not having as much juice as the Fuji batteries
+ NOTE, per the Q&A section over there, the charger offers no thermal protection, that’s why the middle pins are missing
+ then again, you are getting two batteries and a two-slot charger for the price of half a Fuji-branded battery 🙂

+ MINDSHIFT GEAR PhotoCross 13 Backpack (Orange Ember) for $90
+ it looks so beautiful, BAG the BAGS!

+ FLiR LS-X 336 x 256 Thermal Monocular (7.5 Hz) for $1229
+ the UFOs and UAPs are waiting for you!

+ Benro MeVideo Carbon Fiber Livestream Stand for $50

+ Quasar Q-Lion Tube Light (US 3-Light Kit) for $399

+ OBSbot Tiny 2 AI-Powered PTZ 4K Webcam for $249 after in-cart coupon

Save The Day: Fall Prime Dayz October 10-11

Amazon apparently loved the Summer “Prime Dayz” so much they are now having Fall Prime Dayz as well! They have been announced for October 10 and 11 in 2023, which, just like the Summer Prime Dayz, they “fall” on a Tuesday and Wednesday!

Amazon has already set up a Prime Big Deals Days website with pre-offers and reminders and such.

Amazon is also promising great offers at “Buy with Prime” participating websites, where you get Prime shipping benefits even though it’s outside!

Tuesday: 1TB Samsung T7 Shield for $60, Manfrotto Messengr, Zhiyun CRANE 2S, Oben Tripod, Etc

Can you drink coffee via …Bluetooth? NOT YET! But in the meantime, we have “Bluetooth coffee cups”. No, not what you think. They have detachable Bluetooth …speakers at the bottom! And they are the Tuesday 9/26/23 MEH daily deal, a 2-pack of Zak! Bluetooth Bottles OR Tumblers for $24 plus shipping. The two-pack is two of the same. They [the speakers part] charge via micro USB and two cables are included in the package [in you are getting closer to the milestone of having 100 micro-USB cables!] The tumblers come with a straw as well.

They have over 920 customer ratings at Amazon with a 4.6 out of 5 average.

I must confess I never thought of this combination. I thought Bluetooth could be used to sitr the drink or heat the drink. Now I’m holding out for the OM-mount version of a tumbler 🙂

B&H is back so any recent orders will start getting processed as the Tuesday business day begins. The Tuesday B&H daily deals run until 9/26/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ 1TB Samsung T7 Shield Portable SSD for $60 after in-cart coupon, in three color options, great for color-coding data-storage strategies
+ PRO TIP: do not use these shields at Renaissance Fair(e)s or during Game of Thrones or Witcher cosplay!

+ Manfrotto Manhattan Speedy-10 Camera Messenger Bag (Gray) for $60
+ BAG the BAGS, messenger the messengers?

+ Oben ALF-6193L Skysill Series 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with 90° Lateral Center Column for $100

+ Zhiyun CRANE 2S Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for $239 with FREE Zhiyun TransMount Multifunctional Camera Belt (Medium)

+ 23.8″ Philips 241V8L Monitor for $80
+ 16:9 VA Panel, VGA | HDMI, 1920 x 1080 at 75 Hz
+ Adaptive Sync Compatible

+ FilmCRAFT Pro Series Tall Director’s Chair (30″, Natural Frame, Black Canvas) for $150

ON the LEARNINGS front, the Tuesday Creative LIVE ON-AIR headliner starts at 12pm ET and is something important but often overlooked among creatives, “Intellectual Property 101” with Rachel Brenke, a 79 minute class, so it will repeat multiple times throughout the free-streaming-day.

The Copyright chapter is the “Kindle sample” so you can watch that ahead of time to see if the whole class might be of interest!

The class is short enough to watch if one is not familiar with these topics. The chapters list shows it will cover copyright, trademark, and how it works when working with others. It ends with a Q&A session.

Meditation homework: I held the camera, you pressed the shutter button, we used Mary’s custom camera settings, Joe recommended taking the picture, Ramani owns the camera, Thuy owns the lens, and Jose suggested the framing. Who owns the image? 😉

CALENDAR REMINDER: we are just three months away from Christmas 2023! Have you began your preparations? Gift-giving and gift-receiving lists? The dollar stores are already out of their Xmas decorations, so the time is mayhaps right to start buying Easter and 4th of July decorations 😉

Ends Monday: FREE 5-hour FStoppers Tutorial with NIK Collection 6 purchase

The clock is ticking, this promotion ends on Monday 9/25/23, with purchase of the NIK Collection 6 from the DXO Online Shoppe, you get for FREE a 5-hour in-depth tutorial from The F/Stoppers.

Sunday: Charging Stones, HPRC Hard Case, OWC CFxB, Camera Strap, Etc

The Sunday B&H Photo daily deals run until Monday at 11:59pm ET as B&H is on holiday and will return Tuesday morning!

+ RucPAC Camera Strap (Black) for $20

+ OWC 650GB Atlas Ultra CFexpress Type B Memory Card for $380
+ OR you can buy 38 32GB SD cards 😉

+ Magnus MaxiGrip Flexible Tripod with GoPro Mount for $8

+ HPRC HP4400F Waterproof Hard Case with Foam (Black with Blue Handle) for $144~

+ Denon AVR-S570BT 5.2-Channel A/V Receiver for $269 after in-cart coupon

+ CoreSWX 7.2V L-Series Lithium-Ion Battery Pack for $40

MEANwhile the headliner of the Sunday CreativeLIVE On-AIR is a 9 hour and 17 minute class by Rachel Brenke, “Balancing Work, Family, and Photography”. The list of 23 chapters should give you a good idea of what to expect. Free-streaming starts, as always, at 12pm ET of each day.

IF you are a big fan of BOOST Mobile, they are offering 100% back at checkout towards select iPhone 15 models providing you are willing to commit to the BOOST Infinite plans starting at $60/month. I’m not familiar with this promotion, so be sure to read up on the details if interested.

The “Top Deals” party continues to …continue at the Adorama dailies.

IF you are fond of refurbished charging, the Sunday Meh daily deal are refurbished Einova Charging Stones for $25 plus shipping, with a 90-day MEH warranty. Two options are available, either two singles or one dual package.

Photo flex RapiDome, SmallRIG Matte Box, Etc

As always on Fridays, the B&H Photo daily deals will run until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out), with the customary Sabbath (Fri PM to Sat PM) closing. Additionally B&H will be holiday-closed from Sun PM until Tuesday morning, so plan your orders accordingly.

+ PhotoFLEX RapiDome with Grid Kit for $70

+ SmallRIG Mini Matte Box for $59

+ Benro ArcaSmart Smartphone/Tablet Tripod Holder/Stand for $22

+ SYRP Genie Micro for $30

+ flash deal: SIRUI HC-50 Electronic Humidity Control Cabinet for $135 after $15 mail-in rebate

Friday: MEH-rathon, Pho Fundamentals

Friday is here and we have an end of summer MEH-rathon (aka Woot-OFF) at the Meh website. Unlike Woot-OFFs, during MEH-rathons, you can purchase any of the previously posted deals during the day’s MEH-rathon – as long as they remain in-stock of course.

It’s back to basics at the Friday 9/22/23 Creative LIVE On-AiR free-streaming schedule. No, not Pho as in edible Pho, but Photography Fundamentals, an 86 minute class with John Greengo. The class will repeat multiple times throughout the streaming day [starts 12pm ET every day] as its runtime is about 1.5 hours.

Thursday: Light & Modifiers FREE-to-watch Class, Sachtler Etc

There’s no photography without light, and understanding light is key to photography! Which brings us to the headliner free-streaming class at creativeLIVE ON-AiR starting Thursday at 12pm ET, it is the 6 hour and 22 minute class “Understanding Light & Light Modifiers” with Mark Wallace. Given the runtime, it will air three times in full during the free-streaming window.

Adorama continues to run Top Deals mode at their daily deals, while Pepsi fans may be thrilled by Amazon because they have a Pepsi Promotion, spend $60+ on select products and get a $15 Amazon credit towards future purchases. Participating products include Pepsi, Gatorate, Lay’s, Quaker, Tostitos, Miss Vickie, Jacks, Doritos, SodaStream, etc. Everything you need for a quick transition to The Metabolic Syndrome 🙂

Yesterday it was lens day, today is a rather quiet day at the B&H Photo daily deals:

+ Sachtler Ace M Fluid Head with 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod & Mid-Level Spreader for $499

+ Roland mixer, Anton Bauer battery thing, Wall Mounts, Rotary Trimmer, case for a specific video camera (PXW-FX6)

Preorder the new irresistible Nikon Zf for $2000

Trigger warning: if you like sexy old-school style digital cameras, stop reading this as you may fall into a $2000 temptation 😉

Available for pre-ordering right now is the new Nikon Z f (Zf is a less goofy spelling in my opinion) mirrorless camera that wants to empty all your wallets! It is available for pre-ordering for $2000 as body only, or $2600 with the 24-70mm f4 lens or $2237 with the 40mm f2 lens.

Yes, slowly but steadily Nikon wants you to re-buy everything twice, in FX and DX, but in mirrorless this time 🙂

Pre-orders are accepted right now at B&H Photo and Adorama where you can optionally add the Nikon FTZ II adapter for +$150 as a bundle option.

Already plenty of reviewalia on the interwebs and also on the YouTube. YouTube-embedding below Kai W’s take. Let’s get him to 1 million subscribers! Trigger warning for US audiences, he says “Nikkkkon” and Zed 😉

Wedn: Uber Power Bank, Tenba, Sachtler, Browning, Nanuk, Etc

Do you find most of the power banks out there weak and powerless? Well, fear not because the Wednesday 9/20/23 MEH daily deal comes to the rescue with the Puleida 600W/518Wh Portable Power Station offered for $150 plus S&H [free for paying MEH-members]. It comes with a 90-day MEH warranty. It has various options including USB-A, USB-C, PD, AC, DC, but not AC/DC 😉 It weighs 10.4 pounds so you can incorporate it in your workouts as well OR use it as a doorstop or paperweight 😉

The CreativeLIVE ON-AIR free-streaming headliner starting on Wedn 12pm ET has us all confused about day and night 😉 IT is a 65 minute class, “Mobile Photography: Day for Night Effect” with Lisa Carney, and it will repeat multiple times throughout the day!

THEN OFF WE GO to the B&H Photo daily deals good until Wedn at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ TenBA Tools Packlite Travel Bag for BYOB 13 (Black) for $18
+ the BYOB 13 is NOT included
+ the specs say it can hold a DSLR with a 70-200/2.8 lens

+ Sachtler aktiv14T Touch & Go Fluid Head with SpeedLevel & 7-Step Drag (100mm) for $3599
+ PRO TIP: your friend’s back is FREE, but mayhaps slightly less stable than this 😉

+ InoVatiV Pro Monitor Mount for $169

+ GVM Teleprompter Travel Kit with 18.5″ Android All-in-One Monitor and Flight Case for $599
+ Portlandia advised “put a bird on it and call it art”, tech companies are doing the “put Android in it and call it smart” 😉

+ Nanuk 915 Hard Utility Cases with Foam or Dividers (4 options), further discounted in-cart

+ Browning BTC-5HD-APX-20C Strike Force Apex HD Trail Camera (20MP) for $80

The headliner Woot main sale is older iPhones and iWatches, while Woot Sellout is actually featuring a Woot Plus offer that runs until 9/27/23 [or earlier if sold out], and you know what it is [if I’m mentioning it], a BAG the BAGS! It’s the new condition Hikeback Lightweight Packable Backpack- 24L going for $15. Available in four color schemes, so it’s great for color-organizing or person-organizing. It also self-folds into a tight drawstring bag type thing for transportation. Shipping is FREE for Prime members. Comes with a 90-day Woot warranty. It uses “30D nylon”. Because 3D is so last year 😉

SPEAKING of B&H, their next planned holiday closing is Sunday 24 and Monday 25 and will reopen on Tuesday 26. With the usual Sabbath closing Friday PM to Saturday PM, it may be a good idea to place your orders right now if you have a time-sensitive order!

UPDATE: I didn’t want to create a separate post for just this thing, so I’m appending it here. Yes, on this blog, you also get the editing history of posts and you don’t have to be a Platinum member 😉

A limited “daily deal” type of thing at the Monoprice website is the new condition Monoprice USB-C Charger, 100W 1-port PD, GaN Technology, Foldable Wall Plug, going for $22 with free standard US shipping. Averages 4.8 out of 5 based on 11 customer reviews…

Tue: Sigma12-24mm f4 DG HSM Art for $849 [C/N], Etc

Hooray-Hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the B&H Photo dailies good until 9/19/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art for $849 in Canon EF or Nikon F

+ PortaBRACE CAR-3CAM Cargo Case Camera Edition (Black) for $165~
+ bag the bags, case the cases!

+ Benro A2883F Reverse-Folding Aluminum Travel Tripod with S4Pro Fluid Video Head for $190

+ Joby GripTight GorillaPod Action Stand with Mount for Smartphones Kit for $17

+ SmallRIG V-Mount Battery Adapter Plates, two options, $74 or $84

+ Samsung Q Series HW-Q60C 340W 3.1-Channel Dolby Atmos Soundbar System for $298 after in-cart coupon

MEANwhile the Adorama dailies continue to run Top Deals mode with a variety of variety, while the headliner free-streaming class (starts 12pm ET every day) at CreativeLIVE On-AiR is “Strategies to Grow Your Photo Business” with Tomayia Colvin, 77 minutes, so it will repeat multiple times during the free-streaming window.

Monday: Obsbot, Robus, SpyderX PRO, CaseLogic Backpack, Rotolight NEO 3 Starter Bundle, Etc

Running until Monday 9/18/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out are the following B&H Photo daily deals:

+ CaseLOGIC Viso Camera Backpack (Medium) with FREE Case Logic Saigon Neck Strap for DSLR Cameras (Indigo) for $60

+ RotoLIGHT NEO 3 On-Camera RGBWW LED Light Starter Bundle for $349

+ DataCOLOR SpyderX Pro Colorimeter for $100

+ ROBUS RCM-633 6-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod, 65″ for $90

+ OBSbot Meet HD Webcam for $69

+ GATOR 52″ Utility Cart Standard for $170
+ that’s inches of course; imagine if it was 52 feet!

MEANwhile Adorama continues to run in Top Deals Mode while the Monday Meh daily deal is a 2-pack of TravelSmart by Conair All-in-One Adapter with USB for $20 plus shipping.

ON the .edu front, the CreativeLIVE ON-AIR front, the headliner free-streamer that started on Monday at 12pm ET is “Lifestyle Newborn Photography – In the Home” with Emily Lucazs, runtime 9 hours and 45 minutes, so it will air twice in full during the free-streaming window.

The “invite-only” deals for Prime members are back at the Amazon USA Gold Box. Me personally I find these type of attempts to generate deal-engagement a little bit 2010s, not 2020s 🙂

NO invites and NO prime memberships are needed for another Kindle-crashing sale, this time the Kindle eBook sale has 485 options!

Also open to all is another iteration of the ANKER charging sale, this time with 13 options of the wall and portable charging and of course cables.

Speaking of cables, I would do not want to be Lightning cable seller right now! OUCH!

Sunday: Etc

It just dawned on me, when we say “baby photography” do we mean teach the baby about photography, or photographing the baby, or both?

Which brings us to the headliner Creative LIVE ON-AIR free-to-watch class, starting on Sunday at 12pm ET, “Baby Plans: Photographing the Early Years” with Julia Kelleher, with a runtime of 14 hours and 19 minutes, so it will only stream once during the free-streaming window.

More name-brand products have been added to the rotation at the Adorama Top Deals, while the B&H dailies, because of a holiday, remain the same.

AND IF YOU want to crash your Kindle, Sunday usually has more ebooks on offer at Amazon, the Sunday sale includes Andy Weir (of Matt Damon’s potato fame), Blake Crouch, Hyperion and other scifi classics, Alice Walker, Strange and Norrrelll, James Herrriottt, Joan Didion, U. Eco, Carl Sagan, and lots more!

Saturday: 2pk Bell & Howell Triple-Panel LED Light for $25 + S&H

The Saturday 9/16/23 MEH daily deal is a 2-pack of Bell + Howell TriBurst Pro Triple-Panel LED Light going for $25 plus shipping [free for paying MEH-mbers]. And they screw in a standard socket! Brightness is 5500 lumen(s).

They sell for twice as much at Amazon where they average 4.5 out of 5 on 9300+ customer ratings.

NEXT UP, at the Adorama Top Deals, among the headliners it’s a 3Pod 2-in-1 Arca Swiss Quick Release Plate going for $15.

ON THE e-Learning front, starting on Saturday at 12pm ET, at the Creative LIVE ON-AiR there’s the almost 7 hour long “Lifestyle Family Photography” with Emily Lucarz.

DUE TO a holiday closing, the previously mentioned B&H dailies run until Sunday at 11:59pm ET.

AND IF YOU want to crash your Kindle e-reader, over 2000 ebooks are participating in the Monthly Kindle Deals

ON THE FREEBIE front, if you are participating in the Lucky’s rewards program (SaveMart, etc), there are two FREEBIEs this weekend, 5 fl oz of Perrona Hot Sauce (various options), and 23.9oz Core Hydration thiing.

Nintendo Switch OLED model for $290 [limit 2]

Gaming alert! The Nintendo Switch OLED model is on sale for a limited time and in limited quantities as a doorbuster of sorts at the Monoprice for $290 with free standard US shipping in the White Joy-Con color scheme and the Red Neon-Blue color scheme. Limit two per color per customer. Not sure if the limit two applies to all colors or per color.

Speaking of Monoprice, they are running a MEGA SALE that includes a variety of cables as usual, but also if you scoot down to the “Outdoor” section, they have plenty of weatherproof customizable-foam hard cases (12 options) that could be repurposed for camera gear and technology.

AND if you are curious about what the stork brought in recently, they have a page that shows the newest arrivals at the Monoprice website.

AND if you want to buy general-use things to give as pick-me-up gifts and such, you can get this earphone with remote and microphone for just $0.99. No coupon needed. You can buy as many as you want. Averages 4.4 out of 5 on 230+ customer reviews. Free S&H if the order total is $39+.

Who said having 39 grandkids is expensive? 🙂

Shimoda Explore 60, LitePanels Brick BiC OnC LED, Benro, 2pk speaker bags

Holiday-closing at B&H, which means the latest B&H Photo daily deals run until Sunday at 11:59pm ET, so you have 72 hours to decide if you want them or not!

+ Shimoda Explore 60 Backpack (Blue Nights) for $120

+ 2-pack of Gator Universal Speaker Tote Bag Kit for 8″ Speakers for $80
+ that’s $40 per bag!
+ it doesn’t have pictures of inside the bag, but imagine the size of an 8″ speaker if you want to repurpose these for camera gear
+ also of interest if you literally “bag the bag” for extra protection
+ yes, bag inception is a thing!

+ a rare occasion indeed, TWO different bag options in the daily deals!

+ LitePanels Brick Bi-Color On-Camera LED Light for $289~
+ because [all together now] we can’t have photo-graphy with-out light!

+ Benro ArcaSmart Sidearm Camera Tripod Mount & Smartphone Clamp for $25

ON THE free-streaming CretiveLIVE ON-AiR, the Friday headliner is a 103-minute class by Jared Platt, “Editing and Retouching in Lightroom Mobile”.

Thursday: Nanuk Case, Oben CF Tripod, SmallRiG wireless lens control, Etc

LAST CALL! Today’s the last day for the B&H BiLD Expo Specials. Also of note, B&H will be holiday-closing on Friday at 1pm ET and re-opening Monday. So be sure to plan your orders accordingly!

MEANwhile the Thursday 9/14/23 B&H Photo daily deals consist of this four-pack:

+ SmallRIG wireless lens control accessories, three options, $49 to $119

+ NaNuk 933 Case with Dividers and Lid Organizer (Black) for $200 after in-cart coupon

+ Oben CFT-6194L Skysill 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with 90° Lateral Center Column for $150

+ Polsen RM-800 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Mic for $80

Flashpoint flashes continue to lead the way at the new-normal at the ADorama Daily Deals aka Top Deals.

A 65-inch Omni series Fire TV and NFL-licensed products are the current headliners of the Amazon Gold Box, along with a Kindle-crashing sale of 2000+ eBooks.

AND ON THE Creative LIVE ON-AiR front, the free-streaming classes starting at 12pm eastern include “Social Media for Food Photography” (Andrew SCrivani, 62 min) and “Morning Yoga kickstart” (152 min).

Wednesday: Roto Power, Magnus Tiny, Doctor Bag, open-box Zeiss Binos, Fearless Flyer, Etc

Zee clock iz ticking, the B&H BiLD Expo specials expire on 9/14/23!

MEanwhile we have a fresh 4-pack of “regular” B&H Photo dailies good until 9/13/23 at 11:59pm ET:

+ Rotolight NEO 3 Dual Charger and Batteries Bundle for $100
+ only charger and batteries, NO lights and such!

+ Sachtler Dr. Bag 1 for $116~
+ you can also use it as a doctor bag for your studio, and stock photo, and …late-night adventures 😉

+ Magnus TinyGrip Flexible Tripod (Black) for $7

+ open-box Zeiss 10×25 Terra TL Compact Binoculars (Night Blue/Black) for $220

The FLASHPOINT on-camera flashes and transmitters continue to lead the way in the Adorama Top Deals.

ON the FREE-to-WATCH front, the headliner of the Wednesday Creative LIVE On-AIR classes starting at 12pm ET is “Photoshop iPad for Beginners” with Jesus Ramirez, 74 minutes long, so it will repeat multiple times during the streaming day.

ALMOST forgot the most important thing of all, we have an …in-stock alert, the Fall 2023 Trader Joe Fearless Flyer. Yes, it’s a feast of pumpkin and cider!

Tuesday: FREE 8×10″ with Walgreens Photo coupon

Good until 9/12/23 at 11:59pm central time, Walgreens Photo is offering a 8×10 inch photo print for FREE using coupon code ITS-FREE entered over there! One per customer.

In other coupon action, coupon code CANFRAME gets you 60% off on Canvas and Custom Framed Prints. This coupon expires 9/16/23 at 11:59pm central time. Valid for up to five separate uses.

Terms, conditions, restrictions, etc, etc, as usual, apply…

Starts Tue 1pm ET: Live-Tweeting The Apple Event!

If you enjoy the live-announcements of the latest flagship Apple products, Apple will be having another such extravaganza starting at 1pm eastern today, Tuesday 9/12/23, and live-streaming on the interwebs. As before, I will be live-tweeting it in our usual MST/snarky fashion. Thanks to recent Twitter disasters changes, you may need to login in order to view the tweets.

Starts Tue 12pm ET (FREE to Watch): Lighting 301 class

Another long class is coming at the Creative LIVE ON-AIR free-streaming, starting at 12pm eastern on Tueday 9/12/23, you can watch the 8-hour and 22-minute class with Pye Jirsa and the SLR Lounge Experience “Lighting 301”. The Class Introduction is FREE to watch (aka “the Kindle sample”). The titles of the 26 lessons can also be a good indicator of the types of things that will get covered.

Tuesday: Benro Tripod, AB 14.4V, Server Racks, Etc

Good news for procrastinators, the BILD Expo Specials have been extended by one day to 9/14/23!

MEANwhile there is a new 4-pack at the B&H daily deals good until 9/12/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Benro A474T Aluminum Video Tripod (100mm Bowl) for $210

+ Anton Bauer Titon SL 150 143Wh 14.4V Battery (V-Mount) for $340~

+ AURAY SVRK Series Deep Server Rack, four options, $95 to $125

+ KaiSer Repro Kid Copy Stand for $99

NOTE that there’s an upcoming holiday closure at B&H, from FRiday 9/15 at 1pm ET until Monday 9/18, so be sure to organize your orders accordingly.

Flashpoint Flashes and Transmitters sale

The current headliner of the Adorama Top Deals Daily Deals is a sale on Flashpoint on-camera flashes and Transmitters. V1 of the flashes goes for $199 in five options (Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Sony, Panasonic). Also on sale are Flashpoint Transmitters for said systems for $45 each.

Elsewhere at Amazon, they have the new condition Samsung Galaxy TAB S6 Lite tablet for $309 (S-Pen included, 2020 US model, 10.4″, 128GB storage).

And for fans of Dell Windows laptops, the new condition Dell XPS 13 9310 goes for $959~. This is:

+ 13.4-inch OLED 3.5K (3456×2160) Touchscreen
+ Intel Core i7-1195G7
+ 16GB LPDDR4x RAM, 512G SSD
+ Iris Xe Graphics
+ 1-Year Premium Support
+ Windows 11 Home
+ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2 x 2) and Bluetooth 5.1
+ two Thunderbolt 4 ports

FREE 5-hour FStoppers Tutorial with NIK Collection 6 purchase

Good until 9/25/23, with purchase of the NIK Collection 6 from the DXO Online Shoppe, you get for FREE a 5-hour in-depth tutorial from The F/Stoppers. This is included auto-magically, no coupon code needed.

Because DRM-loving Adobe is-not/should-not-be the center of the digital imaging universe.

Speaking of bad tech practices, Google did a really nasty sneaky thing, they are adding / have-added an ad tracking system in the Chrome browser and they are calling it a Privacy feature. This on desktop and mobile versions of Chrome. Two of the three “features” are automatically turned ON! Then the tech companies complain when they get fined billions 🙂

A great write-up on this by (who else?) Ron Amadeo at Ars Technica, one of the last few remaining tech sites that are not just press release rewrites 🙂