Sunday: LensCoat RainCoat, Hoodman Dual Reader, Etc

Sunday is here and with it we have four new B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ LensCoat RainCoat for $25 in Small and $30 in Medium size

+ Polsen SBP-10 5-Section 10′ Telescoping Aluminum Boompole for $69

+ Hoodman Steel31 Dual-Slot CF/SD Memory Card Reader for $25

+ Pelican ProGear 1810 LED Keychain Light for $7

ONA Bond Street Waxed Canvas Camera Bag for $59 (ends Sat PM)

Good until Saturday at 11:59pm ET, the B&H daily deals are as follows:

+ ONA Bond Street Waxed Canvas Camera Bag for $59 in two color options

+ Auray TMS-135 – Studio Monitor Stands (Pair) for $35

+ SE RF-X Reflection Filter for $59

+ flash deal: JBL GO 2 Portable Wireless Speaker for $20
+ no teaser for next flash deal

As usual, note that B&H doe snot accept orders between Friday PM and Saturday PM so plan your orderings accordingly [check their website for exact times]…

UPDATE: the current Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET every day) is the new condition Dell Inspiron 15 5000 15.6″ laptop for $390 with free US shipping (AMD Ryzen 5 2500U 2.0GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 1920×1080, no touchscreen, DRadeon Vega 8 Graphics, VD burner, 4.9 lbs, Windows 10 Home, etc)…

Thur: Sigma 14/1.8 DG ART HSM for $1249 [C/N/E], Lumu, Tangerine, Etc

Lens Day returns at the Thursday 1/16/20 B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for anything that manages to sell out ahead of its designated daily-deal expiration time):

+ SIGMA 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for $1249 for Canon EF, Nikon F and Sony E

+ Bright Tangerine Misfit Atom Pola+ Matte Box for $299

+ Freehands gloves and liners, 14 options, $10 to $19

+ PElican 2740C LED Headlamp for $12

flash deals
+ LUMU Power 2 Pro Light Meter for iPhone for $349
+ next: Benro S4 video head (price before sale $110)

Wedn: LG, Bolt Macro Light, 4TB Seagate, PortaBrace, Gitzo Series 1, Pelican Storm Trak, Etc

We are slowing making the climb of Mount Hump Day with another set of B&H daily deals but the streak of “lens days” ends at two. Today’s offers, good until 11:59pm ET, are:

+ Bolt VM-160 LED Macro Ring Light for $40

+ Porta Brace HIP-3LENS Hip-Pack Lens Case (Black) for $70

+ 4TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $80

+ LG 34BL850-W 34″ 21:9 HDR FreeSync IPS Monitor for $399
+ DisplayPort | HDMI | TB3 Inputs, 3440 x 1440 WQHD, 1000:1 Static CR, etc

flash deals
+ now: Gitzo GK1545TA Series 1 Traveler Tripod Kit for a9 and a7-Series Cameras for $450
+ later: Pelican iM2720 Storm Trak Case with Padded Dividers (price before sale $270)
+ “Storm Trak”, not “Storm Trooper” πŸ™‚

Tuesday: PNY Storage sale (SDXC, microSDXC, flash drives)

Another variant of the PNY storage sale is running at the Amazon USA Gold Box for Tuesday 1/14/20 as follows:

+ 128GB Elite Performance SDXC for $16
+ 128GB Elite-X black/green microSDXC for $16
+ 256GB PRO Elite microSDXC for $33

+ 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive for $15
+ 128GB Sync and Charge two-head for iPhone for $35
+ 256GB small USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C for $40

+ up to three per item per customer

Meanwhile at the Best Buy dailies,they are offering the new condition 32GB Sandisk Ultra Plus microSDXC card for $10…

Tue: Kipon Ibelux and Iberit lenses (mirrorless), Etc

HoorAY, Tuesday too is a lens day at the B^H daily deals with four items one of which are Kipon Ibelux primes for mirrorless systems. You can find them all at the aforelinked daily deals page. They are:

+ Ibelux 40mm f0.85 for $1000 in your choice of M43rds or Sony E or Fuji X

+ Iberit 35mm f2.4 for $278 in Fuji X
+ the other options are not on sale

+ Iberit 50mm f2.4 for $200 in Fuji X
+ the other mounts are not on sale

+ Studio Essentials 100W LED Monolight
for $130

+ also Auray mic filter and Roland video processor

Monday: Yongnuo 14/2.8, 40/2.8, 50/1.8 II, Sachter, LG, Etc

Hooray, it’s lens day in the Monday B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Yongnuo 50mm f1.8 II for $55 in the white color scheme in Canon EF only

+ Yongnuo 40mm f2.8 for $72 in Nikon F only

+ Yongnuo 14mm f2.8 for $371 in your choice of Canon EF or Nikon F

+ Sachter Ace M System Black Edition with Tripod & Mid-Level Spreader (75mm Bowl) for $479

+ Polsen SCL-1075 Camera Mount Condenser Shotgun Microphone for $20

+ LG UU340C 55″ Class HDR 4K UHD Commercial LED TV for $699

Sunday: PowerEx Turbo Charger with PRO AA NiMH, Godox (OlyPan), Sony HandyCam, PanaVue, Etc

If it’s Sunday, it’s Meet the Camera Press ~ until someone makes that show that is. In the meantime, we have another set of B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier IF sold out):

+ PowerEx MH-C980 Turbo Charger-Analyzer and Pro Rechargeable AA NiMH Batteries Kit for $70

+ RAVPOWER 5000mAh Power Bank with Built-In Lightning Cable Offline (Black) for $10
+ 5000 mAH is not a whole lot for the modern flagship phone but it’s better than being out of battery πŸ™‚

+ Sony HDR-CX440 HD Handycam with 8GB Internal Memory for $178 after in-cart coupon

+ Impact Luxbanx Medium Strip Softbox (16 x 55″) for $64

+ PanaVue 6560 Slide Viewer #1 for $20

flash deals
+ GoDoX V350O Flash for Select Olympus and Panasonic Cameras for $99 (the other options are not on sale)
+ next: GoPlug Smart Power Bank (110V) [price before sale $299]

UPDATE: the Adorama daily deal (changes at 10am ET) is the new condition CLAR Slim 10″ Round Bi-Color LED Studio Light, an Adorama exclusive, going for $100 with free US shipping…

Speaking of Adorama, they are currently running a flash sale with over 300 items participating. This is not a sale on flashes, but a flash sale, with lenses, filters, tripods, cameras, lighting gear, etc…

ONA Camps Bay, Pelican, Manfrotto, Etc (ends Sat PM)

As usual the Friday B&H daily deals last for 48 hours, so this set is set to expire on Saturday at 11:59pm ET but, as usual, they do not accept orders between Friday PM and Saturday PM:

+ ONA The Camps Bay Backpack for $200 in three color schemes

+ AuRay IPU-108 Universal Tablet Stand Adapter for $20

+ PeliCan 3rd-Generation 1910B LED Flashlight for $15 in two color schemes

+ flash deal: Manfrotto 196B-3 Articulated Arm – 3 Sections, With Bracket for $50
+ no teasers for the other flash deals

Thur: Nissin i400 TTL Flash for $70 [C/N/F/m43], Elements 2020, Tamrac Slim Belt, Etc

And just like that, Thursday is here and the new CES 2020 developments are already beginning to fill wish lists for the 2020 holiday shopping season ~ after all we are just 10.5 months away from the next Black Friday πŸ™‚

In the meantime, a new round of B&H daily deals is upon us until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Nissin i400 TTL Flash for $70 in your choice of Canon, Nikon, Fuji or M43rds

+ Adobo Photoshop Elements 2020 for $60 in your choice of DVD or download (Mac or PC)

+ Tamrac Anvil T0370 M.A.S & M.O.L.L.E Modular Accessory Slim Belt for $10 in three size options (all the same price)

+ Polsen ULW-16 Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System (584 to 602 MHz) for $100

flash deals
+ Pelican Hardigg BB0090 BlackBox 9U Rack Mount Case (Metric Threads) for $1000 [it looks like it has dangerous x precious cargo inside!]

+ later: Gitzo GT4533LS Systematic Series 4 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long) [price before sale $800]
+ later: Pelican 3660 Little Ed Rechargeable LED Flashlight v.2 (Yellow, With Charger) [price before sale $150]

UPDATE: speaking of daily deals, the current Adorama daily deal [changes at 10am ET every day) is the new condition Slik Video II Tripod with Fluid-Effect 2-way Pan Head & Quick Release going for $50 with free US shipping (max height 63.7″, up to 5.5 lbs)…

Minolta MN12Z fixed lens digital camera (12X optical) for $100

The latest Adorama daily deal is the return of a favorite photography brand (although the actual OG company is long gone/absorbed), it is the new condition Minolta MN12Z digital camera (12X optical zoom) going for $100 with free US shipping in the purple color scheme… This is the first time I’ve heard of such a camera but it looks cutesy πŸ˜‰

Tuesday: Benro Tripod, OBen Tripod Accessory Bar, LubeCube AIR, Etc

Tuesday is here and with it we have another set of B&H daily deals as follows:

+ Benro A373F Series 3 AL Video Tripod & S8 Head for $230

+ Oben Tripod Accessory Bar, two mounts for $40, four mounts for $60

+ LumeCube AIR LED Professional Lighting Kit for Video and Photography for $159

+ Polsen CS-88A DSLR-Video Shotgun Microphone for $35

+ flash deal: Behring NX6000D Ultra-Lightweight Class-D Power Amplifier with DSP (1600W/Channel at 8 Ohms) for $399

Monday: ONA, GVM, IDX, Sennheiser, Manfrotto, Etc

I spoke too soon, flash deals are back in the B&H daily deals and for Monday, this lot runs until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for any that manages to sell out ahead of its designated expiration time ~ excepting the flash deals of course since they have a built-in limited time countdown clock):

+ ONA Bowery Camera Bag for $79

+ GVM 2-light kit for $400, 3-light kit for $670

+ IDX CUE-D150 147Wh V-Mount 2-Battery Kit with Dual-Battery Charger for $449

+ Sennheiser ME66 Supercardioid Mic Capsule with K6 Power Module Kit for $360

flash deals
+ now: Manfrotto Befree GT Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod with 496 Ball Head for $240
+ later: not teased yet

Sunday: White Balance Disc, Softbox, SpiderPro, Etc

Sunday is here, press release CES Monday is just around the corner but the CES 2020 madness has already began with the hype building by the various tech websites, blogs, influencers and such that are congregating in Las Vegas… Anyway, this set of B&H daily deals runs until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc for $30

+ Impact Hexi 24 Speedlight Softbox for $75 with FREE Impact Grid

+ SpiderCamera SpiderPro Hand Strap (Ivory) for $30

+ Vixen Nature Eye 50mm f/7 Refractor AZ Telescope for $40

+ NOTE: the flash deals are over, they usually appear only during the holiday shopping season

Lensball Pro 80mm Clear Crystal Photography Sphere with Stand for $50

The current Adorama daily deal is the new condition Lensball Pro 80mm Clear Crystal Photography Sphere (with Lensball Crystal Photography Sphere Stand) on sale for $50 with free US shipping for a limited time. Is it a lens, or is it a gimmick, or is it something in between? We blog, you decide!

Tamrac Brushwick camera shoulder bags, Benro Monopods, Etc (ends Sat)

The day after a big holiday often feels like a Monday but if you look at the calendar and your smartwatch and your smartphone and your old tick-tock wall-clock, they all agree, it’s Friday and whether you are in love or not there is a new set of B&H daily deals, which, as usual on Fridays, lasts until Saturday at 11:59pm ET but the B&H website does not accept orders between Friday PM and Saturday PM [check website for details]:

+ Tamrac Camera shoulder bags, three options, $20 to $50

+ Benro Monopods, two options, $100 to $130

+ Impact PowerSync Mini Transmitter and Receiver Kit for $70

+ Kopul CBT-12 – 12-in-1 Cable Tester for $30

UPDATE: speaking of daily deals, one of the Woot dailies is the refurbishe Kindle Oasis e-reader (2017 model, 7″ Carta e-ink, waterproof) going for $100 in the 8GB model and $110 in the 32GB model. Well worth the extra $10 for the 32GB especially if you read books with lots of images, pictures, diagrams, etc. Or manga and graphic novels. This model supports Audible as well so you can load up your DRM’ed audiobooks on it as well… When sold on Woot, these come with a 90-day Woot warranty. The ones sold at Amazon as certified come with a 1-year warranty. Needless to say the price reflects the inclusion/exclusion of the longer warranty…

PS: I don’t have this model, I’m still at the refurbished Kindle Voyage… I would say e-readers were one of the most important technological developments of the last decade, especially if you like reading text-mostly books. They got me back into reading big time!

Thursday: Aputure VS-2 FineHD 7″ Field Monitor for $119, Etc

Happy Gnu Year with a trio of new B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Aputure VS-2 FineHD 7″ Field Monitor for $119

+ Polsen CAM-2W – Camera-Mountable VHF Wireless System with Omnidirectional Lavalier Mic (G2 Band) for $90

+ Revo Camera Track Slider with Adjustable Feet for $40 (23″) or $70 (47″)

Meanwhile at the Adorama daily deal (changes at 10am ET every day) you can get the new condition NiSi V5 Pro 100mm Filter Holder Kit with 86mm Enhanced Circular Landscape Polarizer Filter for $99 with free US shipping…

Wednesday: Ziv TTL Cord with Focus Assist for $15 (Nikon), Etc

Happy New Year, yes, it is 2020 already, may your vision match the year, and may the Tokyo Olympics bring exciting new camera gear πŸ˜‰

The Mega Deal Zone is over and we are back to the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET on 1/1/20 or earlier if sold out:

+ AquaTech Sensory Gloves for $25 in various sizes

+ ZiV TTL Cord with Focus Assist for Nikon (Coiled, 3′) for $15

+ also: $15 wireless presenter and $20 true wireless earphones

PS: for the next few weeks, until I adjust to typing “2019”, you may see some deal expiration dates as “/19” instead of “/20” mentioned in the body of the blog-posts. But the dates above/below individual blog-posts [eg where the title and tags/categories are] are correct because they are inserted automatically by WordPress…

Tuesday: Mega Deal Zone, 1TB Toshi, Rylo 5.8K, Team, Etc

Happy New Year’s Eve! You are in luck because the B&^H Mega Deal Zone continues for another 24 hours! It’s like an all-star game of previous daily deals – summary in the original post

Meanwhile at the Tuesday NewEgg daily deals they have the 128GB Team Elite microSDXC (U3, A1, V30, 4K UHD, UHS-I) memory card going for $13 with up to three per customer, while promo code 93XPE34 gets you the 1TB Toshiba Canvio Advance external HDD USB 3.0 for $43…

And at the Best Buy dailies you can get the 128GB Sandisk Extreme PLUS microSDXC (V30, U3, UHS-I, A2, etc) for $35…

Totally forgot about the Adorama daily deals, the current one is the new condition Rylo 5.8K 360 Degree Video Camera with a 64GB memory card for $339. Adorama’s daily deals switch at 10am eastern, not at midnight local time like most other retailers…

PS: no, Rylo has nothing to do with Kylo Ren πŸ˜‰

Monday: the B&H Mega Deal Zone continues for Day #2

The B&H Mega Deal Zone continues for Day #2. This is like an all-star game of all the previous daily deals, except almost all of the NBA players are playing in the all star game. Except for LeBron, he has a headache because Michael Jordan is a much better _basketball_ player than him πŸ˜‰

More on the Mega Deal zone in yesterday’s post

It’s The Return of the B&H Mega Zone (most of the year’s daily deals return at once!)

You are in luck! If you missed any of the previous B&H daily deals of the last few months, it is the return of the B&H Mega Deal Zone. Most of those daily deals are back, all together, at once! You can buy as many of the daily deals as you like. There are categories in a horizontal bar over there to filter them by areas of interest (eg Photography) and by price-range.

These are ever-scrolling lists, keep hitting the “Load More Deals” at the bottom of the page to see even more…

Of Lens interest:

+ Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II for $419 in black in Fuji X
+ the other systems/colors start at $450+

+ Tamron SP 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di for $369 in Canon or Nikon DSLR systems

+ KIPON Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 Lens for $1049 in Sony E

+ Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 25mm f/0.95 for M43rds for $299 in black or $329 in silver
+ sorry, no Raiders edition available ^_^

+ various lens adapters, converters, etc

+ Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye for $160 in Canon, Nikon and Pentax SLR systems
+ and in Mirrorless for Sony E, Fuji X and M43rds
+ I’ll let the forums debate how much of a lens is a lensbaby. Maybe a baby lens? πŸ˜‰

All kinds of other photo-related items are on offer, battery grips, flashes, tripods, monopods, camera bags (lots of bags, bag the bags!), lighting gear, batteries/chargers/power, small accessories, and much and more. Dive into the B&H Mega Deal Zone to see what you want or need or what sings to you A Song of Wallet and Tears…

PS: there are too many to check individually whether it’s “all” or “most”, that’s why I’m saying “most” to be on the safe side…

Manfrotto Monopod, Genaray, IDX, 16GB Sandisk, Vello, Etc (ends Sat PM)

Good until Saturday at 11:59pm eastern, the B&H Fri-Sat daily deals include:

+ Genaray MonoBright Daylight LED 750 for $115

+ Manfrotto MVMXPROA5US Aluminum XPRO Video Monopod+ for $140

+ IDX 2x DUO-150 V-Mount Batteries & 2-Ch Charger/Power Supply Kit for $650

+ Sandisk 16GB Ultra UHS-I microSDHC Memory Card with SD Adapter and USB 2.0 Card Reader for $4.49

+ Vello HSA-PVU Hot Shoe Adapter with Safe Voltage Conversion for $15

+ I/O Gear ViewPro-C USB Type-C Male to HDMI Female Adapter for $15

+ AURAY LTS-ST Tripod Base Laptop Stand for $30
+ with Accessory Tray for $40

Thursday: Sunpak Platinum Plus Tripods $15 to $30

Sunpak is back at the Best Buy daily deals with two Platinum Plus tripods as follows:

+ 58-inch 5858D for $15

+ 61-inch Ultra 6000PG for $30

UPDATE: among the Amazon USA Gold Box daily deals there is a software title sale and among them are different versions of Corel Painter going from $24 to $229….

Thursday: Zeiss Batis 18mm f2.8 (Sony E) for $899, Etc

Thursday is Boxing Day and unboxing day for YouTubers but also a lens day at the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ ZEISS Batis 18mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E for $899
+ this lens is only available in Sony E

+ Impact VC-500WLN 3-500Ws Digital Monolight with Transmitter Kit for $600

+ Porta Brace Light Pack for Litepanels Astra 1×1 (Black) for $100

+ Vello FreeWave Fusion Basic 2.4 GHz Wireless Trigger System for $28 in Canon or Nikon or Sony flavors

+ Fantom Rigs Camera Cage for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K/4K for $70

+ SmallHD FOCUS SDI Monitor Kit for $199~

+ headphone holder for $12

Flash Deals
+ 64GB Panasonic UHS-II SDXC for $80
+ technical difficulties do not show teaser

Wednesday: Celestron A11 50th Annie, ReWritable Lens Cap, Cactus LVS, Magnus Tripod, Etc

Santa Claus(e) is coming to town with six new B&H daily deals until Wednesday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out). No flash deals today…

+ SenSei Squiggle Re-Writable Rear Lens Cap for Canon or Nikon for $4 each
+ yes, you read right, erasable white-board surface for wet-erase markers ~ what could go wrong? πŸ™‚

+ Cactus LVS laser trigger for $30

+ MagNus TR-13 Travel Tripod with Dual-Action Ball Head for $60

+ CeleStron Travel Scope 70mm f/6 AZ Refractor Telescope, Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Bundle for $75

+ also iK Multimedia , Hoodman climbing rope neckstands

Tuesday: National Geographic Magazine for $9 [annual digital subscription]

One of the Tuesday Amazon USA Gold Box deals of the day is a sale on digital magazine subscriptions, one of which is an annual digital subscription to the National Geographic Magazine for $9, after a 28-day free trial. Note that this is an auto-renewing subscription, so it will renew automatically in the future, until or unless you cancel it.

PS: if you happen to have a print subscription, you can get the Kindle version for free if you verify your subscription through Amazon…

Tuesday: Manfrotto 502A, Yongnuo Flashes, Hoodman CFast 2.0

Tuesday is upon us with another set of B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Manfrotto 502A Video Head, 546GB Tripod, and Carry Bag Bundle for $399

+ ChargeWorx Magnetic Mount Kit for $8

+ Yongnuo flashes for $50 to $113 (three options)

+ HoodMan 64GB HCFAST Steel Memory Card for $80

+ Tamrac camera bags, $25 to $40, three options

+ also Auray studio monitor stands and Blizzard LED light

Monday: $14 Lexar 25n1 card reader, $35 Manfrotto Compact Tripod G-Tech, Lilliput, Etc

Never fear, Monday is here with a new set of B&H daily deals running until Monday 12/23/19 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out)…

+ Lexar Multi-Card 25-in-1 USB 3.0 Memory Card Reader for $14

+ Manfrotto Compact Action Aluminum Tripod (Black) for $35

+ G-Technology hard drives, three options

+ Lilliput FS7 7″ 4K HDMI/3G-SDI Monitor with L-Series Type Plate for $169
+ no relation to Stranger Things

+ Delkin Fat Gecko Vice Camera Mount for $25

+ also Blue Snowball mic, iK smartphone rig

Flash Deals
+ Philips Voice Tracer 2500 Digital Voice Recorder for $35

Sunday: Sunpak Flexpod for $10, 63″ Travel Lite Tripod for $70

Two Sunpak tripods are featured in the Sunday Best Buy daily deals as follows:

+ Platinum Plus flexible tripod for $10

+ Travel Lite PRO Reverse Folding 63-inch tripod for $70

Meanwhile at the NewEgg daily deals they are offering the new condition 64GB Team Elite microSDXC card for $7.49, sold and shipped by NewEgg itself, with up to three per customer. These are V30, A1, U3, UHS-I, Class 10 with SD adapter, model TEAUSDX64GIV30A103…

IDX, Manfrotto Backpack, Feiyu, 1TB Samsung int SSD, Etc (ends Sat PM)

No cameras or lenses in this edition of the B&H daily deals, which, as usual, lasts for 48 hours, until Saturday at 11:59pm ET but note that B&H does not accept orders between Friday PM and Saturday PM (check their website for exact times):

+ ManFrotto Advanced Active Backpack I for $45

+ IDX NP-L7S NP-Style Lithium-Ion Battery for $169

+ Samsung 1TB 860 EVO SATA III M.2 Internal SSD for $119

+ SaraMonic R-PMIC1 Supercardioid Unidirectional Condenser Microphone for $21

+ ChargeWorx Qi Wireless Charging Pad for $7
+ or buy two for $10 total

+ also Ring video doorbells and Samson wireless mics

Flash Deals
+ now: FeiYu AK2000 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer for $179
+ later: no teasers as of yet

Thur: Canon 77D w/18-135mm for $799, Sigma 135/1.8 for $1099, Spyder5, DJI Ronin-M, Etc

Rejoice! The Thursday B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) featured both a DSLR and a lens promotion, a rarity!

+ Canon 77D with 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM for $799
+ or a bundle with many accessories for $898 (Bolt VD-410 manual flash, Manfrotto Compact tripod, Lowepro BP-150 II backpack, etc, etc, etc)

+ Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM for $1099 in your choice of Canon or Nikon SLR systems

+ DataColor Spyder5ELITE Display Calibration System for $150

+ LuxLi Cello 10″ RGBAW LED Light for $229

+ DJI Ronin-M 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for $699

+ Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for $30 in various options

+ ACER 15.6″ Aspire 5 Series Notebook for $550
+ 1.8 GHz Core i7-8565U Quad, 12GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, 15.6″ 1920 x 1080, Intel UHD Graphics 620, etc

+ flash deal: GVM 50RS RGB LED Panel for $189

Best Buy …bested on its Canon EOS R Wednesday daily deal

Sorry, but I couldn’t resist the word play! Best Buy has been …bested at its headliner daily deal for Wednesday 12/18/19. They are offering the new condition Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless camera for $1499 with a free 32GB Sandisk Ultra SD card, but as we previously mentioned B&H and Adorama are offering better memory cards (Extreme PRO with more storage) along with various other freebies (bags, etc).

All offer the Canon mount adapter since that is a Canon-blessed promotion. And they have to ~ millions of EF lenses exist but orders of magnitude less [King Stannis, The One True King of Book Westeros: “FEWER!”] RF lenses…

Wedn: Kodak Printer Dock, Dracast, Camera Straps, Benro Tripods, Etc

Hump Day is here and so is the One Week Eve for Christmas [because we create new calendaring terms every week here at the NoiseFest] and a new round of B&H daily deals is upon us, running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Kodak Photo Printer Dock (USB & Wi-Fi) for $100

+ RucPac camera straps, 7 options, $25 to $50

+ DraCast S-Series Plus Bi-Color LED500 Panel with NP-F Battery Plates for $149

+ Benro A2573FS4 S4 Video Head and AL Flip Lock Legs Kit for $150
+ A5 for $170

+ Kolibri Hellfire HD Camera Drone for $25

+ also: TP-Link smart home wifi system and Auray mic filter and stand

Flash Deals
+ now: Xperia Ear Duo True Wireless Earphones for $80
+ later: Manfrotto Befree GT Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod with 496 Ball Head for Sony A series cameras (price before sale $380)

Sachtler Ace XL Tripod System with CF Legs and Mid-Level Spreader for $800

The new condition Sachtler Ace XL Tripod System with CF Legs and Mid-Level Spreader is on sale for $800 for a limited time as the current Adorama daily deal. These typically cycle through at 10am eastern, they don’t follow the typical calendar day cycle of daily deals…

Tuesday: 36 exposures of Fujifilm Fujicolor Superia X-TRA 400 Color Negative Film for $10

Film fans, you have a daily deal too and you don’t have to look under your chair, you just have to look at the Woot Electronics deal of the day, it is the Fujifilm Fujicolor Superia X-TRA 400 Color Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures, 3-Pack) for $10 with free shipping for Prime members or $6 flat. Limit up to ten 3-packs per customer. They come with a 90-day Woot warranty…

Tuesday in the Amazon USA Gold Box includes the Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop (Ryzen 5 2500U, Radeon RX 560X Graphics, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 15.6″ IPS) for $485, while the latest Fire HD 10-inch goes for $120…

Speaking of Amazon, strategically, the time is right if you want to start a 30-Day Free Prime Trial, so you can get your holiday season purchases a lot faster. Amazon does not object to this because they know that statistically a high percentage of free trials convert to multi-year paying memberships…

Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine DS lens for $499 [Canon EF]

It’s a lens day at the Adorama daily deal where they are offering the new condition Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens for $499 in the Canon EF system. The other options are not participating in the sale, only the EF option…

Tuesday: Canon XA11, XA15 camcorders, Photographer Gloves, PortaBrace, Sony AtomX, Etc

Never fear, Tuesday is here with a new round of B&H daily deals until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) ~ plus the limited-time flash deals… It’s not a lens day, but it’s a camcorder day!

+ Canon XA11 Compact Full HD Camcorder with HDMI and Composite Output for $999
+ XA15 with SDI too for $1499

+ RucPac Professional Tech Gloves for Photographers for $20 in two size options

+ PortaBrace cases, $142 to $250
+ PortaBrace lens cups for $20

+ DraCast LED1000 Kala Bi-Color LED Panel for $249

+ Sony AtomX SSDmini from $150 (500GB) to $449 (2TB)

+ CoreSWX Powerbase EDGE Battery for $239 to $279 (two options)

Flash Deals
+ now: JBL 306P MkII – Powered 6.5″ Two-Way Studio Monitor for $add_to_cart
+ later: Manfrotto MVH500A Fluid Drag Video Head with MVT502AM Tripod and Carry Bag (price before sale $307)

For lots more action, check their Holiday shopping deals

Monday: 512GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $64 [EU: Sony E-system sale]

The Monday Amazon USA Gold Box includes yet another variant of the computer sale and of potential interest they have:

+ 512GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $64

+ 5TB WD MyPassport portable external USB 3.0 HDD for $90
+ other HDD/NAS options from WD, Toshiba, Synology, etc

+ flash drives from Sandisk including a 10-pack of 128GB Ultra Flair USB 3.0 for $150

+ networking gear from TP-Link, ARRIS, D-Link, LinkSys, etc

+ limit one of each per customer; offer ends Tuesday at 3am eastern (or earlier for anything that sells out)

UPDATE: on Monday in the German time zone, it’s a very busy day at the Amazon Germany Gold Box and among the offers:

+ Sony cameras and lenses with A-series full frame E-system cameras, RX-series, and a mix of primes and zooms of the E-system including some Zeiss Zeiss Baby. There’s also a battery grip (VG-C3EM for 249 euro) and a camcorder. A total of 21 options, too many to list here individually..

While at Amazon GErmany there’s also another Amazon Basics sale with cables galore along with this AB Camera Shoulder Bag down to 15.50 euro (up to three per customer; averages 4.1 out of 5 based on 38 customer ratings at Amazon Chermany, while at the Amazon Mothership it averages 4.1 out of 5 based on 260+ ratings)…

PS: note that Amazon has been experimenting with showing the average for “ratings”, not always “reviews”. Ratings are everyone who rates a product, whether they write a review or not. In theory the review score is better but judging by the many 1-word/1-sentence reviews (or the nonsensical text of the review), mayhaps the difference between review and rating average is not by much…

Monday: X-Rite i1 Display, iFootage, Kingston Canvas, RotoLight, Acer Spin, Etc

Monday is here with seven new B&H daily deals along with flash deals:

+ iFootage Cobra 2 C180-II Carbon Fiber Monopod with Low-Profile Tripod for $119

+ X-Rite i1Display Pro for $155 after a $30 mail-in rebate

+ RotoLight NEO 2 LED Light for $179
+ with Barndoors for $240
+ with Barn animals: priceless!

+ Kingston Canvas Focus CompactFlash Memory Card for $50 (128GB) or $75 (256GB)
+ you don’t need a calculator to note that the 256GB wins the bang for the buck
+ UDMA 7, Max Read up to 150MB/sec, Max Write up to 130MB/sec

+ Acer 14″ Spin 3 Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Laptop for $399
+ 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5-8265U Quad, 8GB DDR4, 1TB SATA HDD, 14″ 1920 x 1080, Multi-Touch Display, Intel UHD Graphics 620, etc
+ CPU ranks #597 at cpubenchmark.net

+ also: $10 Samson headphones and Lorex 16-channel 4K security system (because catching the thieves in 4K is actually useful!)

Flash Deals
+ now: LG Nano 8 SM8600PUA 49″ Class HDR 4K UHD Smart NanoCell IPS LED TV (add to cart to see price)
+ later: JBL JR POP Kids Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Freefly Movi Cinema Robot Stabilizer for $250

The latest Adorama daily deal is the new condition Freefly Movi Cinema Robot Stabilizer for iPhones and Smartphones going for $250 with free US shipping… No coupon/rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout…

NiSi V5 Pro 100mm Filter Holder Kit for $88

The current Adorama daily deal is the new condition NiSi V5 Pro 100mm Filter Holder Kit going for $88 with free US shipping. It only has four customer reviews and some of them are not happy so be sure to research it if you are not already familiar with it…

Meanwhile at the Best Buy dailies they are offering the 8.75″ Aura Mason LCD digital picture frame for $190 and bundled with a $25 Best Buy e-gift card…

And at the main Woot you can get a Surface tablet for $300, namely the factory reconditioned Surface PRO 4 (12.3″, Intel Core m3-6Y30, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage, Win 10 PRO, 1-year Microsoft warranty). Pen and cover are not included… Personally I could live with 128GB of storage (plenty of memory cards and flash drives available) but that 4GB of RAM would trouble me…

Sunday: Corel PSP 2020, Pentax Bino, DSLR Parka, SmallHD, 85″ Sony UHD, DJI Mavic 2 PRO, Etc

Sunday too brings a 7-pack of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) plus some flash deals as follows:

+ Corel PaintShop Pro 2020 Ultimate (DVD with Download Card) for $25

+ Ruggard DSLR Parka Cold and Rain Protector for Cameras and Camcorders (Black) for $40
+ because as good old Ned reminded us, “Winter Is Coming!”

+ Pentax 8×21 UCF R Binocular for $33

+ RucPac Professional Tech Headlamp for $25

+ SmallHD Limited Edition Black 702 Bright On-Camera Monitor for $699

+ Zoom F8n 8-Input / 10-Track Multi-Track Field Recorder for $800

+ Oyen DL-MBPR-11 Drive Logic Laptop Case for Microsoft Surface Tablet for $15

Flash Deals
+ now: Sony X950G 85″ Class HDR 4K UHD Smart LED TV for $add_to_cart_to_see_price because the teaser-math is confusing

+ later: DJI Mavic 2 PRO and later Cactus LV5 laser trigger

For more B&H action, check their Holiday Shopping deals and keep in mind, the clock is really ticking on before-Christmas delivery, especially if you don’t use Express/Overnight/Prime shipping…

Saturday: Polaroid Instantalia sale ($68 to $126)

At the Saturday 12/14/19 Amazon USA Gold Box there is a sale on dual monitor setups along with a sale on Polaroid Instantalia as follows:

+ Polaroid Snap Touch 2.0 instant print digital camera for $126

+ Polaroid Mint instant print digital camera (Zink 2×3″) for $68~

+ Polaroid Mint pocket printer with zink for $83~

+ limit two of each item per customer

Friday: 256GB microSDXC for $25, DJI, AB, etc

If you are fond of trying memory cards from other brands, one of the NewEgg dailies is the new condition 256GB TeamGroup Elite microSDXC (V30, U3, UHS-I, C10, A1, 4K, up to 90 MB/sec) going for $25, sold and shipped by NewEgg itself with up to three per customer at the sale price. It averages 4 out of 5 based on 17 customer reviews.

Not camera bags but the price is a “bag the bags” price, four messenger and laptop and office bags are on sale $23 to $45 as one of the Woot Home daily deals

MEanwihle across the pond, Amazon Germany is having a sale on DJI products as follows:

+ Mavic 2 for 1599 euro
+ Osmo action cam bundles for 279 euro each

And speaking of Amazon Germany, they have a big sale on AmazonBasics products with plenty of options under “mobile & camera” and “Electronics” and “Computer Accessories”. Note that there is (obviously) overlap in some of the categories…

Speaking of Amazon, at the Amazon USA gold box there is a sale on budget Jumper (that’s the name brand, not the consumer after buying them) going from $147 to $210. These are 2-in-1s running Windows 10. Check specs, reviews, etc. All three of them have 6GB RAM which is a great improvement over the usual 2GB RAM on budget Windows 10 computers.

Lowepro Format BP-150 II Backpack for $27, Benro, CFast 2.0, Sennheiser, Etc [end Sat PM]

The Holiday Shopping offerings continue at B&H Photo but here on Thursday they also have another set of Deals of the Day, a 7-pack plus flash deals as follows, good until 11:59pm ET on Saturday 12/14/19 (or earlier if sold out), with the usual caveat that B&H does not accept orders Fri PM to Saturday PM [check their website for actual hours]:

+ Lowepro Format BP 150 II Backpack (Black) for $27

+ Benro Aero 4 Video Travel Angel Tripod Kit for $149

+ Delkin 512GB Cinema CFast 2.0 Memory Card for $350

+ Cambee LED lights, two options, $45 to $85

+ Sennheisr HD8 DJ Headphones for $140

+ Agloves Polar Sport Touchscreen Gloves in three sizes, $13 per pair

Flash Deals
+ now: K-Tek KE-89CC Avalon Series Aluminum Boompole with Internal XLR Cable for $120
+ later: there is no teaser at the moment

+ Kensington Ultimate Presenter with Virtual Pointer for $20

Thur: Manfrotto NX Camera Backpack for $40

Bag the Bag at the Best Buy dailies as one of their offers is the Manfrotto NX Camera Backpack, in the blue color scheme, model MB NX-BP-BU, SKU:6167501, going for $40 with free US shipping and/or store pickup and/or ship-to-store, depending on what’s available…

Meanwhile at the Amazon Gold Box they have yet another variant of the PC sale, this time it is gaming computers and accessories with over 25 options and prices ranging from $55 (accessories obviously) to $2155 (computer obviously). Computers are offered by ASUS, Acer, Razer, HP, etc…

Thursday: Battery Grips (34 options, C/N/F/P/So), Sachtler, Lowepro Pro Trekkers, Etc

The Holiday Shopping deals continue but so do the B&H daily deals and with eleven days to Christmas it is time to start thinking last minute shopping if you don’t want to pay for express/overnight shipping…

+ Vello Battery Grips available in 34 options (!!!) with prices ranging from $30 to $70
+ stock up!
+ brands include Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Panasonic, Sony
+ too many compatible camera models to list individually because some options are compatible with multiple cameras, eg the same grip works for the D800, /E, D810, D810A
+ check specs and reviews and Q&A for details on each option

+ Sachtler System Ace XL MS AL with Fluid Head, Ace 75/2 D Tripod, Mid-Level Spreader & Bag for $600

+ Lowepro Pro Trekker 450 AW Camera and Laptop Backpack (Black) for $180
+ Lowepro Pro Trekker 650 AW Camera and Laptop Backpack (Black) for $200
+ not to be confused with a Pro Star Trekker πŸ™‚

+ BestView S5 5″ OCR Screen 4K HDMI On-Camera Monitor for $99

+ Hyper HyperDrive USB Type-C Hub for iPad Pro 2018 for $50

+ Kolibri Torpedo Nano Camera Drone for $15

Flash dEals
+ now: DraCast LED500 Plus Series Bi-Color LED Light for $250

+ starts 12pm ET: Litepanels Astra Soft Bi-Color (price before sale $999)

+ each one lasts for 12 hours (or earlier if sold out)

Wedn: 128GB Ultra microSDXC for $15, GoPRO Fusion 360 w/extra charger & batteries for $200, Etc

GoPRO is the headliner of the Wednesday Best Buy daily deals with the GoPRO Fusion 360 camera bundled with a free GoPRO dual-slot battery charger (comes with one battery) and an extra GoPRO battery going for $200 with free shipping or store pickup where available/possible. The free charger/battery are GoPRO branded, not 3rd-party…

Other daily deals today include the 128GB Sandisk Ultra Plus microSDXC for $15, a Nespresso, a $90 LG 32″ 720p TV, a “suitcase” turntable with bluetooth, a 138-can stainless steel beverage center, and mo(i)re…

UPDATE: speaking of daily deals, the main Woot daily deal is a sale on refurbished 12.9″ iPad PRO tablets (2018 models) going for $770 to $860 (256GB and 512GB on-board storage respectively). They come with a 90-day Woot warranty…

UPDATE #2: a sale of mainly laptops and monitors is one of the options in the Wednesday Amazon USA Gold Box deals of the day. A total of a lucky 13 products are participating from Acer (Swift and Spin models), and HP and AOC and Lenovo and such…

Tue: Corel software, refurbished Google Pixels

There is a software sale among the Tuesday 12/10/19 daily deals at the Best Buy website and among the offers are the following potentially interesting titles:

+ Corel Video Studio Ultimate 2019 for $35

+ Corel Draw Home and Student Suite 2019 for $60

+ and you can party like it’s the previous century with the Wordperfect WordPress Office Suite for $40
+ daily reminder: George R. R. Martin is writing the A Song of Ice and Fire book series using Wordstar on MS-DOS
+ CORRECTION: Wordperfect, not WordPress; Thanks to SA for the correction email!

Meanwhile at Woot there is a refurbished Google Pixels sale featuring Pixel 2 and 3 models at both sizes (regular and XL) with prices ranging from $150 to $390. They come with a 90-day Woot warranty…

Tue: Sony CFast 2.0, HP Mini Workstation, Spyder Lens Calibration, Sachtler, Etc

Green Monday has morphed into the Holiday Shopping Deals as we get closer to a dizzying array of holidays, whose, strangely, unifying purpose is to empty our wallets πŸ˜‰

But the B&H daily deals continue strong with seven dailies along with the bonus flash deals which appear during the holiday shopping season:

+ DataColor SpyderLensCal Autofocus Calibration Aid for $40

+ 64GB Sony CFast 2.0 G series memory card for $100
+ 2-pack for a slight discount at $190

+ HP Z2 Mini G3 Desktop Workstation for $449
+ 3.4 GHz Core i5-7500 Quad, 8GB of 2400 MHz DDR4, Intel HD Graphics 630, etc

+ Sachtler bags, two options, $180 to $220
+ you may also look like a doctor from the old timey black and white TV shows with these!

+ also: TP-Link Smart Home things, Polsen bluetooth PA, and Stereo mics

+ flash deals: now JBL PA system, later: Thermal Monolcular and Laptop briefcase