Archives for October 2023

B&H Fantastic Fall Flash Sale (totally not related to Prime Dayz)

Not quite sure what is happening but B&H Photo too is running a Fantastic Fall Flash sale that runs until Wednesday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out. Too many items to list here individually, but do check it out if curious…

Wedn: SpyderX Create/Photo kits, LeXaR UDMA7, Quasar, SmallRiG, Tenba, Manfrotto, GVM, Etc

And just like that, Wednesday is here and we have another 7+1 formation at the B&H Photo daily deals good until Wednesday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ DataCOLOR SpyderX Photo Kit for $149
+ Create Kit for $139

+ 64GB LEXAR Professional 1066x CompactFlash Memory Card (UDMA 7) for $40

+ Quasar Q25 Crossfade Linear Bi-Color LED Tube Light (2′) for $70

+ SmallRIG VB155 Mini V-Mount Battery (155Wh) for $229

+ Manfrotto 131D Lateral Side Arm for Tripods (Black) for $90 after in-cart coupon

+ GVM JJL-JY Video Tripod System with Fluid Head for $99

+ Solar Eclipse of the Heart filters, ten options, $49 to $139

+ flash deal: Tenba BYOB/Packlite 7 Flatpack Bundle with Insert and Packlite Bag (Black and Gray) for $25
+ yes dear readers, TWO items!
+ BAG both BAGS for $25!

MEANwhile the headliner Creative LIVE ON-AIR free streaming headliner starting at 12pm ET on Wednesday is a 99 minute class “Crazy Stupid Wedding Light” with Scott Robert Lim. Given the runtime, it will repeat multiple times during the free-streaming window.

KEH Camera: 20% off Overstock sale with coupon

And now something for those of you not interested in the Prime Dayz! This offer is open to all, not just Prime members 😉

KEH Camera is having a 20% off Overstock Sale on select participating products using coupon code SV20 or SV20A entered over there until 10/13/23 at 11:59pm ET. You can filter the various items by various options on the left hand side of their website.

Used Panasonic S5 two lens kit (20-60, 85) for $1388+

This offer is open to all! Let me explain…

As part of the Amazon Prime Deals, Amazon has a promotion on the Panasonic S5 two-lens kit with the 20-60mm and 85mm lenses. That price is nothing to write home about all things considered BUT if you don’t mind buying used, the used prices for this kit start at $1388 in “Used – Good” and $1449 in “Used – Very Good” and $1494 in “Used – Like New”. There’s also a “Used – Acceptable” for $1192 but no description of its condition. These are sold by Amazon Warehouse Deals itself.

Considering the number of options in the listing, there’s always the possibility of a mix-up for the USED items. But when you add the two-lens kit to the shopping cart, it shows it’s the two lens kit. But you never know, so take screenshots and such to be on the safe side 🙂

Needless to say there are plenty of L-mount options these days, and buying THREE used items (camera and two lenses) together increases the risk of potential problems in at least one of them, so be sure to factor all that in.

Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6 for $90 [PD]

And now to another Gold box darling, the instant cameras, headlined by the four color options of the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6 going for $90 for Prime members as part of the Amazon Prime Dayz.

Also part of the sale is the Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film Value Pack (120 photos) offered for $67, just over 55c per photo,

On the other hand, if you are part of the Polaroid GO ecosystem, they offer the Polaroid Go Instant Mini Camera for $65~ in the black color scheme. Check “film” compatibility if you are not familiar with the various systems.

AND now a couple of tech items, unrelated to instant films, but I don’t want to create extra posts:

+ Joby USB-C to USB-A 3.0 adapter for $3.20

+ various Google Pixel offers

+ Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) for $189 in either Lightning or USB-C

Rokinon Xeen Meister T1.3 Primes Sale [EF/PL/E] [PD]

Another staple of Prime Dayz is the Rokinon Xeen T1.3 Primes sale featuring the Meister T1.3 Prime lenses at 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm, along with a trio of non-Meister primes. System options vary but the sale includes PL-mount, Canon EF, and Sony E.

NEEWER Ring Light 18-inch Kit for $72 [PD]

A darling of the good old Amazon Gold Box lightning deals cannot miss Prime Dayz, it’s the NEEWER Ring Light 18-inch Kit for $72. It includes various things, include a bag [of course it does!] check the listing for details.

BUT that’s not all from Neewer, being a Lightning Deals darling it is also featured in two-pages of Home Studio Lighting offers including LED lighting, on-camera flashes, softboxes, chargers, stabilizer-y things, ring lights, and more – too many to list here individually.

NOTE: to keep the blog-post titles shorter, I’m using the “[PD]” abbreviation to denote Prime Dayz Dealz!

GoPro HERO10 Black Accessory Bundle for $280 [Prime Dayz]

And now we are starting a little bit of a digest of some of the Prime Dayz sales starting the …action with an action camera bundle, the GoPro HERO10 Black Accessory Bundle going for $280 for Prime members. This includes the HERO10 action cam, the Shorty (Mini Extension Pole + Grip), the Magnetic Swivel Clip, a total of Rechargeable Batteries in the bundle, and the Camera Case.

OR if you are fond of the “Gold Box” famous action cams, the AKASO EK7000 Pro 4K bundle is on sale for $68. Check listing to see what’s included.

Best Buy launches surprise 48 Hour Flash Sale

Oh what a coincidence! Best Buy has somehow decided to launch a 48 Hour Flash Sale for Tuesday and Wednesday. Not sure if something else is happening that may have triggered this 😉 Too many items to list here individually but the corner of my eye caught a …Hello Kitty product as part of the sale 🙂

Starts Tue 12pm ET [FREE to Watch]: Portrait Lighting Challenge: Natural vs Studio [10 hours]

Not interested in Prime Dayz? We got you covered too thanks to the Tuesday Creative LIVE ON-AIR free-streaming starting on Tuesday at 12pm ET, you can watch for FREE the 10 hour class “The Portrait Lighting Challenge: Natural vs Studio” with Sue Bryce and Felix Kunze. The same models are shot under natural and studio lights. Lesson #20, “Post-Process Q&A” is the “Kindle sample”, so you can watch it ahead of time to see if the class is something you may be interested in. Given the duration, it will air twice in full during the free-streaming window.

Prime Dayz: Four pages of Camera & Photo deals

The October 2023 Prime Dayz include four pages of Camera and Photo deals including cameras, lenses, lighting, accessories, and the like. I will digest these later on, on a time permitting basis, in newer posts…

Amazon Prime Dayz October 2023 are LIVE!

Party On “Prime Dayz” fans! The inaugural October Amazon Prime Dayz are here, good for Tuesday and Wednesday in the pacific time zone. Most of the offers are available only to Prime members. If you are not a member, and want to participate in the festivities, you can start a 30-DAY FREE TRIAL

IT’S NOT a sales event unless there’s a Samsung storage sale and this one includes internal and external SSDs, microSDs, along with the 128GB PRO Plus SDXC going for $10.

IF you are a fan of pure Android tablets, the new condition Pixel Tablet with Charging Dock is on sale for $409 for the 128GB version or +$100 for the 256GB version.

IF you are a fan of pure iOS tablets, the new condition 10.2-inch iPad (2021) is on sale starting at $303 (64GB), with the 256GB going for $443, and the “with cellular” for $573. All these come with 2-years AppleCare+.

IF you like ebook e-reading, they have 250+ eBooks on sale

AND IF you have a Prime credit or secure card, you can earn 10% back on select Amazon devices including the Kindle Scribe, Fire television sets, Ring devices, and more!

Adorama launches 48-hour Frenzy Flash Sale

One of them unintended benefits for the consumer/shopper of Amazon running “Prime Days” is that it encourages other retailers to have similar type of deals. Such is the case this very moment where Adorama has launched a 48-Hour FRENZY Flash sale that features some of their house brand products (Flashpoint lighting options) along with camera gear, storage, lighting, electronics, action cams, etc, etc, etc. Too many to list here individually.

Tuesday: Westcott Solix 1LK, Benro, USB Dock, OBSbot, Zoom H1n, LG, BCMaster, Lowepro 200AW for $40, Etc

TO the B&H Photo daily deals we geaux where we find a 7+1 formation that runs until Tuesday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ LowePRO Photo Active 200 AW Backpack (Blue/Black, 16L) for $40
+ BAG the BAG!!!

+ WEstcott Solix Bi-Color 1-Light Compact Kit for $138

+ Kensington SD4845P 9-in-1 USB Docking Station for $80

+ Benro MeFOTO RoadTrip Pro Aluminum Series 1 Travel Tripod with Ball Head and Monopod (Pacific Blue) for $80

+ OBSbot Tiny 4K AI-Powered PTZ 4K Webcam for $169

+ Zoom H1n 2-Input / 2-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Onboard X/Y Microphone (Black) for $60

+ LG UltraWide 35″ 1440p HDR Curved Monitor for $399
+ 21:9 VA Panel, HDMI | DisplayPort | USB Type-C
+ QHD (3840 x 1440) at 100 Hz FreeSync

+ flash deal: Tenba Tools Insulated Water Bottle Pouch (Black) for $10
+ yes dear readers, we have our first ever BAG the BAGs for a …water bottle 🙂

MEH itself only offers one deal a day, but they have a few sister sides that have different type of offerings. One of them is Side Deal and currently they are having a flash sale that includes a $10 BCMaster AC Wall Charger (30W, USB-C, USB-A). There’s also an Anker charging, smart LED lighting, and such!

Amazon Basics Portable Foldable Photo Studio Box with LED Light for $30

If you find these useful, either to use as they are, or the cannibalize/re-purpose them, Woot is offering as part of their Woot-tober-fest deals (expire 10/23/23 or earlier if sold out) the new condition Amazon Basics Portable Foldable Photo Studio Box with LED Light (25 x 30 x 25 Inches) for $30 plus shipping (FREE for Prime members). Up to three per customer!

It comes with a 90-day Woot warranty. No assembly required.

As of the time of writing, this goes for $117 (!) at Amazon by Amazon itself where it averages 4.6 out of 5 on nearly 4000 customer ratings.

Prime Dayz Return on Tuesday and Wednesday, Early Sales have began!

Because waiting for Singles Day and Black Friday is a long wait, and if you are hooked on “sales events”, Amazon has you covered! They are now launching Fall Prime Dayz as well! Pre-game-show sales have already began and are in progress, but the actual event starts on Tuesday morning and ends on Wednesday at 11:59pm Pacific time!

As with the summer Prime Dayz, most of the offers are available to Prime members only. But you can start a free 30-day trial if you want to participate or you see something like you.

Note that some of the offers are using the new “Invite” system. Maybe I’m getting too old for this, but I find this type of offers (along with mail-in rebates) too exhausting for 2023 🙂

Solar Eclipse Ring of Fire gear sale

October 14 is Ring of Fire Eclipse day! To sale-a-brate this event, B&H Photo has organized a sale on Solar Eclipse Gear including filters, binoculars, glasses, telescopes & assorted accessories.

To help you get ready to view and photograph the eclipse, here’s a sneak preview 😉

Monday: 128GB LEXAR UDMA7, APC, Zhiyun Crane 2S, Nanuk Lens Case, Etc

B&H is back after the holidays, so any previously placed orders will begin getting processed today! And with that, we have a fresh set of B&H Photo daily deals good until 10/9/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ LEXAR 128GB Professional 1066x CompactFlash Memory Card (UDMA 7) for $55

+ Nanuk 918 Case with Foam Insert for Set of Six Lenses for $100 after in-cart coupon
+ six color options, which is mayhaps a sign from the Old Gods and The New that a photographer can have up to six different camera systems 🙂
+ BAG the LENS bags!

+ Anton Bauer NP-F976 7.2V, 6600mAh L-Series Li-Ion Battery (47Wh) for $50
+ fun fact: Anton designed the “Li-” part and Bauer designed the “Ion” part 😉

+ APC Back-UPS BVK750M2 Battery Backup & Surge Protector for $90 after in-cart coupon
+ because power will go out the moment you need it the most!

+ Zhiyun CRANE 2S PRO for $349 with FREE Zhiyun TransMount Multifunctional Camera Belt (Medium)

+ TASCAM DR-10L Micro Portable Audio Recorder with Lavalier Microphone (White) for $99

THE headliner FREE-STREAMING class starting at 12pm ET on Monday at Creative LIVE ON-AIR is a 5.5 hour “Travel Photography” class with their resident gear head John Greengo!

Saturday FREE to Watch: 15-hour class on FilmMaking & Editing

If you are interested in film-making and editing, the headliner class at the Creative LIVE ON-AiR free-streaming for Saturday 10/7/23 starting at 12pm ET is the 15 hour class “THE ART OF FILMMAKING AND EDITING” with Jeff Medford, Ross Hockrow. Given the runtime, it will only air once in its entirety during the free-streaming window. The classes air like old-school over-the-air TV, they don’t have Netflix-style DVR features. The first two lessons are the “Kindle samples”, total runtime over 45 minutes, so you can get a feel for the class before you commit to watching the whole 15 hour thing 🙂

Of …”Bag the Bags” interest, they’ll have a “build your own tote bag” class as well!

IN OTHER action, the REI Outlet just added 650+ items to their Outlet store sale, while members of the Lucky’s rewards program can score a free “Weird Tea” 16oz tin. “Weird Tea” is the product name, not my nickname for it 🙂 NOTE that the Yerba variant has caffeine as it is based on Argentina’s favorite “Yerba Mate” tea.

Sachtler Camera Bag, Oben Tripod, FXLion V-mount, Etc

B&H is holiday-closed until Monday morning (October 9), so their Friday Daily Deals run for 72 hours instead of the usual 48, good until Sunday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Sachtler Camporter Camera Bag (Small) for $118~

+ Oben ALF-6193L Skysill Series 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with 90° Lateral Column and BE-117 Dual-Action Ball Head for $150
+ exaggeration: that’s $1 per letter in the product name

+ FXlion Nano THREE Ultracompact V-Mount Battery (150Wh) with FREE Fxlion 130W USB-C 4-Port Fast Charger for $89

+ AUsounds earphones for $30

MEANwhile Adorama continues to run their Top Deals Mode headlined by Seagate IronWolf PRO SATA III 3.5-inch internal NAS hard drives.

Thursday: Tenba DNA Messenger Bag, Benro Hydra, Camera Strap, 1TB USB-C SSD, Etc

IF you are a fan of the online variant of “Big Yellow and Blue”, aka Best Buy, they are having an Outlet Clearance sale with select products up to 50% off. YMMV.

Top Deals mode continues to happen at the Adorama Dailies, currently headlined by a 1TB Sandisk E30 external USB-C (3.2 Gen 2) SSD for $60.

IF you are fond of using the iPhone for photo-video, the headliner Creative LIVE ON-AIR free-streaming class starting at 12pm ET is “iPhone Filmmaking: From Shoot Through Edit” with Cielo de la Paz with a runtime of 3 hours and 2 minutes so it will repeat multiple times doing the free-streaming window.

AND now to a fresh six-pack of B&H Photo dailies good until Thursday 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Tenba DNA 13 Messenger Bag (Cobalt) for $90
+ no, you can’t lock the bag using your DNA 😉

+ FilmCRAFT Junior Director’s Chair (Natural Frame, Black Canvas) for $49

+ Benro Induro Hydra 2 Waterproof Carbon Fiber Series #2 Tripod for $175
+ no, not the Agents of Shield Hydra 🙂

+ RucPAC Sentinel Camera Strap (Black) for $30

+ PARD NV007V Clip-On Night Vision Scope (16mm/940nm) for $269 with FREE Klean Kanteen Insulated Classic Water Bottle with B&H Logo (20 oz, Matte Black)

+ Shockz earphone type things with in-cart coupon

If you are a fan of Panera Bread, good until 10/7/23 they are offering 20% off on Gift Cards (online or plastic). The promotion also applies to Bulk Gift Cards.

Wednesday: Gitzo Backpack, SmallRig Flex Tripod, Battery Pouch, SYRP 82mm CPL, Etc

When you play The Game Of Cables, You Win Or You Become Lightning 😉 Covering all bases, the Wednesday 10/4/23 Meh daily deal is a 12-pack of Statik GloBright Magnetic Universal Charging Cables with 3 Tips offered for $24 plus shipping. A great stocking stuffer too, you can fill 12 different socks with them 😉 Each pouch/package has three tips: USB-C, Lightning and micro-USB.

You can’t call yourself a “BAG the BAGS” aficionado if you don’t have a Gitzo in your collection! Which brings us to the Wednesday B&H Photo daily deals good until Wednesday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out.

NOTE that B&H is holiday-closed until Monday October 9 (2023), so any orders placed before then, they will get processed on Monday+!

+ Gitzo Adventury Backpack (30L, Green) for $176
+ BaG the BAG!

+ SmallRIG DT-01 Portable Flexible Tripod for $10
+ another stocking stuffer!

+ SYRP 82mm Circular Polarizer Filter Kit for $40

+ Ruggard Battery Pouch for 4 AA Batteries (Black) for $4.50
+ yes, batteries have their very own BAG the BAGS!

+ JOBY 1/4″-20 Hub Adapter for $8

+ GVM Teleprompter for Tablets and Smartphones with Bluetooth Remote and App for $249
+ a must-have if you want to become a professional YouTuber with scripted long-form video content and embedded infomercials every 5 minutes and YouTube Ads every 3 minutes 😉
+ now it’s becoming more common, the embedded infomercials in YouTube videos get “interrupted” by YouTube Ads. Yes, it’s Ads Inception!

Modern photography learnings in the Wednesday free-to-stream classes starting at 12pm ET at Creative LIVE On-AiR, it is a 2 hour and 15 minute class, “Anatomy of an Epic Photograph” with Benjamin Von Wong. Includes a Q&A and interview!

IF you only have 60 minutes to spare, and you are interested in productivity, workflow and time management for creatives, also free-streaming is the “Fast Class” (condensed version to about 1 hour – condensed based on longer full classes) “Workflow, Time Management and Productivity for Creatives” with Lisa Gordon.

PRO TIP: you cannot purchase “Fast Classes” at Creative LIVE. They are to watch ONLY for paying members. Or individually during free-streaming windows such as this one.

Thank you for your interest in Deal Science!

Tuesday: Pentax 16×50 Binos, Manfrotto, Benro, Lowepro Wrap

Good until Tuesday 10/3/23 at 11:59pm ET, we have these B&H Photo daily deals:

+ Pentax 16×50 Jupiter Binoculars for $69

+ Lowepro GearUp Wrap (Gray) for $23

+ Manfrotto 2-Section Single Articulated Arm with Camera Platform for $45

+ Benro Sidekick Pocket Smartphone Adapter (Pacific Blue) for $20

+ Portabrace Carrying Case with Off Road Wheels for Sony PXW-FX9 Camera for $300

+ AlfaTRON 1080p USB 2.0 PTZ Camera with 10x Optical Zoom for $300

The Tuesday Creative Live On-AIR free-streaming headliner starting at 12pm ET is a 2 hour and 37 minute class, “Home Studio Starter Kit” with Tony Corbell. Given the runtime, this will repeat multiple times during the free-streaming window.

Monday: SpyderCUBE RAW Calibration Tool for $24, Etc

Good until Monday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out, you can have these B&H Photo daily deals:

+ DataCOLOR SpyderCUBE RAW Calibration Tool for $24

+ Joby Podzilla Large Tabletop Tripod with Griptight 360 Phone Mount Kit (Gray) for $35

+ Ponte Black Leather Brooklyn Camera Lift-Strap (Black) for $24

+ SKB iSeries Waterproof Case for Zoom H4N (Special 50th Anniversary Edition) for $50

+ Sachtler Snaplock Trolley System for $69

+ ObsBOT Tiny AI-Powered PTZ Webcam (Black) for $99

MEANwhile on the CreativeLIVE ON-AIR free-streaming (starting at 12pm ET), the headliner is the Jared Platt “Adobe Lightroom Automation Techniques” class that runs for 80 minutes. Given that, it will repeat multiple times during the free-streaming window…