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 πŸ˜‰

+ 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.

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 πŸ™‚

+ 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

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 πŸ™‚

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 90Β° 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? πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ˜‰

+ 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 πŸ™‚

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)

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 πŸ˜‰ It weighs 10.4 pounds so you can incorporate it in your workouts as well OR use it as a doorstop or paperweight πŸ˜‰

The CreativeLIVE ON-AIR free-streaming headliner starting on Wedn 12pm ET has us all confused about day and night πŸ˜‰ 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 πŸ˜‰

+ 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” πŸ˜‰

+ 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 πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ™‚

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.

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 90Β° 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 πŸ˜‰

+ 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: 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.

Monday: Camera Cages (4o), 16.2″ MBP (M1 Max), Delkin CFxB, Manfrotto Drag, Etc

The clock is ticking, the B&H BiLD Show Specials expire on 9/13/23!

Monday is here and the French must love Mondays because they keep saying MonDieu MonDieu MonDieu!

If your camera is misbehaving, you can put it in a cage to learn its lesson! In today’s fresh six-pack of B&H Photo daily deals good until 9/11/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ SmallRIG Camera Cages, four options, $26 to $70
+ for Fuji X-T5, Canon R5/R6, Sony a7S III (two options)

+ Manfrotto MVH500A Fluid Drag Video Head with MVT502AM Tripod and Carry Bag for $300 after in-cart coupon

+ FeelWorld FW568 V2 5.5″ IPS 500 cd/mΒ² On-Camera Monitor for $100
+ after all, you can buy a smartphone with this type of a screen for about the same price πŸ˜‰

+ Delkin 325GB BLACK CFexpress Type B Memory Card for $200

+ basic wired Sony headphones for $20

+ 16.2″ MacBook Pro for $2799
+ M1 Max 10-Core Chip (Late 2021, Space Gray)
+ 32-Core GPU | 16-Core Neural Engine
+ 64GB Unified RAM, 2TB SSD
+ 16.2″ 3456×2234 Liquid Retina XDR

CAUTION: WordPress seems to have activated some form of auto-carrot auto-correct in their editor, so some unexpected spellings of camera gear names and terms may appear πŸ˜‰

Sunday: Manfrotto Backpack, Oben BH, 75″ HDR, Etc

The BILD Expo Specials at B&H now have an expiration date, 9/13/23 or earlier for any that may sell out ahead of time!

NOW to the regularly scheduled B&H Photo daily deals good until 9/10/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Manfrotto Manhattan Mover-30 Backpack (Gray) for $114

+ OBEN BC-126 Ball Head for $80

+ Apelex 200x Mobile LED Microscope Lens (Black) for $30
+ just don’t do any critical medical research with it πŸ˜‰

+ Samsung Q60C 75″ 4K HDR Smart QLED TV for $1098 after coupon

MEANwhile the Adorama dailies continue to run in “Top Deals” mode with a newly-released GVM pro light getting added.

FINALLY at the CreativeLIVE ON-AiR, the headliner is the 10 hour and 21 minute class by the Kudishes, “The Wedding Story: Capture Creative and Authentic Photos”.

Me personally I would invest in a hot new trend, “Divorce Photography” πŸ™‚

Refurb Nikon 10×25 binos for $45, Nanuk 918 kit for $150 AC, Etc

The B&H 50-Year BILD party is over but you can (re)watch it at any time at the B&H YouTube channel. The link is to their “Live” tab. Recently YouTube changed their layout and the “Live” videos don’t show up under “Videos”, which is extra work for the viewers because you have to check at two places for new videos (unless you are signed up for Notifications and those are notoriously not reliable). Anyway, back on-topic!

The BILD event may be over, but as of the time of writing the BILD Expo Special Offers continue! I do not know when they will expire, mayhaps when the link stops working πŸ™‚

Back to the daily grind, it is Friday today and as usual the B&H daily deals run until Saturday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ refurb Nikon 10×25 Aculon A30 Binoculars (black, Nikon USA refurbished) for $45

+ Nanuk 918 Waterproof Carry-On Hard Case with Lid Organizer (Black) for $150 after coupon

+ Sachtler Heavy Duty Harness for $100~

+ headphone hanger for $5

Thursday: BILD Day #2 of Deals!

Today is Thursday September 7 in 2023 [double-checked the date!] and it is Day #2, and the last day, of the B&H Photo 50 Year “BILD Expo” celebrations and saleabrations!

On the celebrations front, the first day live-stream ran for nearly 9 hours and you can rewatch it at the B&H YouTube. Day #2 will feature many guest speakers including Brooke Shaden, Scott Kelby [of course!], Frans Lanting, Lindsay Adler and more!

On the sale-a-brations front, the 280+ B&H daily deals continue as yesterday, with the addition of a flash deal:

+ Creality K1 Speedy 3D Printer for $449

BUT WAIT, there’s more! There’s also the dedicated BILD Trade Show offerings, which are too many for me to list here individually, so be sure to check them out if interested!

Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 CF ATX-i for $299 [C/N]

Thanks to the advent of APS-C systems, you don’t have to spend big bucks to get an f2.8 zoom lens! Case in point, as part of the B&H BILD festivities ending Thursday night, you can have the new condition Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 CF ATX-i lens for $299 in your choice of Canon EF or Nikon F. Sadly this lens is not made for any other systems.

Wedn: B&H Daily Deals Go Wild with BILD Offerings including LENSES (54 options)!

Today is indeed Wednesday September 6 in 2023 [#factchecked], and it is indeed day #1 of the 2-day B&H 50-Year Anniversary BILD Expo!

To sale-a-brate this, B&H Photo has all kinds of BILD Trade Show offerings but that’s not all!

The B&H Photo daily deals (aka their “Deal Zone”) has gone WILD with BILD offerings!

+ REAL LENSES, 54 options from Sigma, Tokina, Sirui, Lensbabies,

+ Lighting, On-Camera and Studio, and Accessories, 35 options

+ BAGS and TRIPODS and Gimbals and such, 66 options
+ yes, this is a dangerous BAG the BAGS, so many – use moderation πŸ™‚

+ Memory Cards and Storage, 53 options, SD, CF, flash drives, hard drives, etc, etc

+ Laptops (including MacBooks) and Monitors, 27 options

+ Batteries, Camera Monitors, Etc, 17 options

+ Audio products, 30 options

+ flash deal: Sekonic L-308X-U Flashmate Light Meter for $185 after in-cart coupon, with FREE Sekonic Grip

+ since the BILD Expo runs for two days, these offers are good for two days as well, until Thursday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out

ON THE LEARNINGS front, the headliner free-to-watch Creative LIVE ON-AIR class starting on Wednesday at 12pm eastern is “Posing 101: Couples, Weddings and Families” with well-known photographer Lindsay Adler, total runtime 5 hours and 24 hours, so it should repeat about 4 times throughout the free streaming window.

PS: for those not familiar, the free-streaming classes are like the old days of over-the-air TV – you can’t pause/rewind/etc/etc.

Tuesday: BILD Offerings, RotoLight NEO 3, Snypex, Tenba, SmallRIG, LeXaR CFxA, SmallHD, Etc

TIMELINE CORRECTION: the date is 5, not 6, the BILD 2-day Expo starts on Wednesday! So today is Day #0, not Day #1. As regular readers of this blog know, we are frequently unstuck in time because we don’t have a proper sonic screwdriver!

Today is Day #0 of the B&H 50 Year Anniversary BILD Expo sale-a-bration with a variety of offerings, too many to list here individually.

But we also have the regularly scheduled B&H Photo daily deals, only six in number, much easier to list here individually:

+ Tenba Cineluxe Video Shoulder Bag 16 for $116
+ Question of the Day: how many VHS tapes can you fit in a Video bag? πŸ˜‰

+ SmallRIG Heavy-Duty Video Tripod, Fluid Head, and Dolly Kit for $149

+ SnyPEX 10×32 Knight D-ED Binoculars for $300
+ no, the ED in this case does not require a prescription

+ RotoLIGHT NEO 3 On-Camera RGBWW LED Light Ultimate Bundle for $369
+ because [all together now] you can’t have photo-graphy without light!

+ 320GB LEXAR Professional CFexpress Type A Card GOLD Series with Card Reader for $350
+ OR you can buy 100 32GB SD cards πŸ˜‰

+ SmallHD 702 Touch 7″ On-Camera Monitor for $1299
+ OR you can buy 25 generic 7″ Android tablets

MEANwhilez the Adorama dailiez continue to loop in “Top Deals” mode…

Monday: F-Stop Backpack, Manfrotto Fluid, Etc

Monday brings us four more offerings at the B&H Photo daily deals as follows:

+ F-Stop Mountain Series Ajna Backpack (Aloe Green, 40L) for $140
+ climb the mountain just to bag the bag!

+ Manfrotto 612 Nitrotech Fluid Video Head for $$444

+ Benro ArcaSmart360 Rotating Adapter Plate for $20

+ Auray BAC-4A4HB Podcast Kit Gig Travel Case for $40
+ yes, now you can put your podcast in a bag and take it with you πŸ˜‰

MEANwhie the Adorama dailies continue to run the “Top Deals” loop…

AND on the free-to-watch front at Creative LIVE ON-AIR, starting at 9am pacific time, the headliner is “Color Theory for Photographers” with Blake Rudis, 81 minute runtime, it will repeat throughout the free-to-stream window.

Sunday: Oben, SmallRIG, Tenba, 65″ Samsung, Etc

Sunday is here and with it we have a fresh set of B&H Photo dailies good until 9/3/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Oben AC-1451 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with PD-117 Pan/Tilt Head for $100

+ SmallRIG All-in-One Smartphone Mobile/Vlogging Video Kit for $120

+ Tenba Tools Reload SD & CF Card Wallet (Black Camouflage/Lime) for $10

+ Case Logic Huxton 13.3″ Laptop AttachΓ© (Black) for $23

+ IO MAGIC 10,000mAh Wireless Power Bank with USB Type-C PD & QC 3.0 for $30

+ Samsung Q70C 65″ 4K HDR Smart QLED TV for $798 after in-cart coupon

MEANwhile the Adorama dailies continue to run in “Top Deals” mode…

Friday: Etc

And now to the Friday round-up where the Adorama dailies continue to be in “Top Deals” mode.

Speaking of Adorama, they have a limited time coupon CAJUNEDEAL that get you in-cart discounts on select Canon products, a total of 38 options as of the time of writing from both their DSLR and mirrorless systems, both cameras and lenses. There’s also a PTZ camera and a monocular!

Speaking of Adorama, you can find some of their longer running promotions (eg manufacturer-initiated instant-savings offerings) at their Photography page.

Laptops, desktops, TV, and house-brand products are among those buzzing around at the Amazon USA Gold Box.

And at the Creative LIVE ON-AIR, the headliner free-to-watch class for Friday 9/1/23, starting at 9am pacific, is “Irresistible Mobile Food Photography: From Shoot to Social” by Andrew Scrivani, 104 minutes runtime, so it will repeat throughout the day.

CAUTION: do not watch this while hungry πŸ™‚

FLiR One, Benro Tripod, Video Stabilizer, Etc

Yes dear readers. It feels like yesterday when we cheered “Happy New Year” and we have now reached September 2023, the last trimester of the year!

As usual on Fridays, the B&H Photo daily deals run until Saturday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ SPIFFY BY SPEKULAR Light Blaster Strobe Based Projector for $50

+ Sachtler Lightweight Audio Bag (Small) for $120

+ PGYtech Weighted Drone Landing Pad, two size options, $40 or $60

+ FLiR One Pro Thermal Camera for Smartphones (Micro-USB) for $200 with FREE Rocstor USB 2.0 Type-C Male to Micro-USB Female Adapter
+ yes, keep that micro-USB slot alive in your charging setups, you never know when a micro-USB device may surface πŸ™‚

+ ReVo ST-500 Handheld Video Stabilizer (Black/Green) for $25

+ Benro Aero 2 PRO Aluminum Travel Video Tripod with Twist Locks for $150
+ yes, our beloved emo jedi has become a daily occurrence after his scene was cut off from the series premiere of Ahsoka πŸ˜‰

Wedn: Nanuk, EasyRIG, Manfrotto, Etc [also: FREE to Watch 11-hour Sue Bryce Portrait Startup class]

Set your alarms because this free-to-watch 11-hour class is going to free-stream only twice! The headliner of the Wednesday 8/30/23 CreativeLIVE ON-AIR is the “Portrait Startup” with Sue Bryce. The first streaming begins at 9am pacific time. The second about 11 hours after that… The other related free-to-watch class is stylized Photoshop portraits, runtime 83 minutes, so it will repeat multiple times during the free-to-watch 24 hour window…

Top Deals is the name of the game once again at the Adorama dailies headlined by a Green Extreme external battery discount…

THEN we head on over to the B&H Photo dailies where we find a fresh six-packs of offerings:

+ Magnus MaxiGrip Flexible Tripod for $8

+ Nanuk hard cases with foam insert, three options, further discounted with in-cart coupon

+ Angler Wide Vista Panoramic Background Screen (Chroma Green, 8 x 13′) for $199

+ EasyRiG MiniMAX for $959
+ big price for such a short …product name

+ FeelWorld F7 Pro 7″ 4K HDMI IPS Touchscreen Monitor for $179
+ also the name of a potential Depeche Mode cover band πŸ˜‰

+ Manfrotto 502AH Video Head & MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod Kit for $283~ after in-cart coupon

Tuesday: 3M, 30W Car Chargers, SmallRIG Monolight, Oben CF Tripod, Etc

We start the Tuesday August 29 in 2023 with the Meh daily deal, it is a 2-pack of Hussell 30-Watt Dual USB Car Chargers with QuickCharge 3.0 going for $8 plus shipping. Or free for paying Meh-meh-meh-members.

Adorama marches on with their Top Deals mode at their daily deals.

At Amazon, we go full utilitarian, save $10 if you purchase $50 in 3M Everyday Essentials products. This includes various 3M brands such as Post-It, Scotch, Command, Scotch-Brite, etc. A progress bar at the top of that page shows you how close you are to get to $50.

AND FINALLY we go to a fresh six-pack of B&H Photo daily deals:

+ SmallRIG RC 450D COB Daylight LED Video Monolight for $599

+ Oben CFT-6394 Skysill 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod for $215

+ Hollyland Mars 300 PRO HDMI Wireless Video Transmitter/Receiver Set (Enhanced) for $329

+ Sachtler SR415 Rain Cover for Medium-Sized Video Cameras for $99~

+ PGYtech OneGo Backpack (Obsidian Black) for $110
+ pack the back-pack!

+ Polsen Omnidirectional USB Boundary Microphone with Mute for $23

Monday: RotoLight NEO3 3L Kit, Benro Tripod, Lowepro Backpack, Samsung S7 FE talbets, Etc

Monday is here and Adorama continue to run “Top Deals” mode on their daily deals…

THEN off to the B&H Photo dailies we geaux (yes, Geaux Tigerseaux!) good until 8/28/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ RotoLight NEO 3 On-Camera RGBWW LED Light 3-Light Kit for $1449
+ serious lighting!

+ Lowepro PhotoSport BP 15L AW III Photo Backpack (Gray/Black) for $95
+ BAG the BAG!!!

+ Benro Aluminum Tripod with S2 PRO 60mm Flat Base Video Head for $150
+ yes, our poor Ben Ro emo jedi’s scene in the Ahsoka TV series was left on the cutting room floor πŸ˜‰

+ SmallRIG VB155 Mini V-Mount Battery (155Wh) for $229
+ a perfect companion for your mini-USB 32MB mp3 players πŸ˜‰

+ HP P22v G4 21.5″ 16:9 TN Monitor for $59
+ monitors are the new disposables?

+ ZOOM H1n Portable Handy Recorder Kit with Windscreen, AC Adapter, USB Cable & Case (Black) for $80

THEN to BezosLandia we geaux where if you are a fan of buying previous-previous generation tablets of the FE kind, you are in luck because Amazon herself is offering the new condition Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE for $415 in four color options. This is 12.4″ with 256GB storage, S-Pen included [caution: once you go S-Pen you can’t go back!], 2560 x 1600, 8GB RAM,10090 mAh battery [that’s like an entry-level powerbank!], microSD and lots more!

Speaking of Amazon, if you are fond of their Solimo (house brand) K-cup coffees, they have a sale on a variety of them. Just don’t let your coffee hipster friends see these πŸ˜‰