Thursday: Bolt Macro Ring, Gossen, Tamrac, E-Image, Etc

Thursday is here and with it we have a new set of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

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

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

+ Tamrac Tradewind Backpack 18 (Dark Gray) for $30

+ E-iMaGe EK60AAM Fluid Drag Video Head and Tripod for $170

+ Vello FreeWave Fusion Basic 2.4 GHz Wireless Trigger System for Canon or Nikon or Sony for $27 each

+ Lexar 128GB Professional CFexpress Type-B Memory Card for $145 after automatic in-cart coupon

+ GVM NP-F970 6600mAh Lithium-Ion Battery with Travel Charger for $44

+ flash deal: Gossen Mavo Monitor for $700

+ next flash deal: WD 12TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (price before sale $260)
+ “My Book” are powered, AC adapter included; 3-year warranty

Wedn Camera and Photo Lightning Deals

Another variant of the Anker charging accessories sale returns to the Amazon USA Gold Box for Wednesday 12/16/20…

Meanwhile, as of the time of writing, there are 120+ Camera & Photo Lightning Deals, among which:

+ action cams and generic P&S cameras and camcorders and kids cameras

+ studio, lightning and background kits parade as usual

+ stabilizer-y things include sliders and tripods and Feiyu and Zhiyun

+ on-camera flashes and on-camera monitors

+ digiframes and binos too

UPDATE: the latest Adorama daily deals (change Thursday 10am ET) include:

+ Sirui 3T-35R 1-Section Aluminum Table Top Tripod for $50

+ Shoulderpod S1 Professional Smartphone Rig with Tripod Mount, Filmmaker Grip, and Traveler Stand for $23~

Wedn: GVM, Mount Adapters, Peak D, Wooden, Etc

If you don’t think $39 drones are meh, the Meh daily deal is the Vistatech 2.4GHz Live-Streaming WiFi Video Drone with free shipping for Meh-members otherwise you pay flat shipping…

And just like that, Hump Day is here with a new set of B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ TECHART auto-focus adapters
+ Sony E lenses to Nikon Z cameras for $170
+ Leica M lenses to Sony E cameras for $230

+ Tamrac Quick Release Nonslip Shoulder Strap for $10
+ and if you’re ever in a reality TV show, you can use it for Z snaps πŸ˜‰

+ Peak Design Everyday Backpack (30L) for $160 in three color options

+ GVM Variable-Color On-Camera LED Light Kit with Mini Tripod & Suction Mount for $89

+ MagNus REX VT-4000PRO 2-Stage Video Tripod with Fluid Head for $140

+ Dana Dolly Portable Dolly System Rental Kit with Universal Track Ends for $1029

+ Celestron 10×50 Granite Binoculars for $270

+ flash deal: Wooden Camera Unified BMPCC4K/BMPCC6K Camera Cage (Rubber Handle) for $160

+ next flash deal: Nanguang Compac200C Bi-Color Slim Soft Light Studio LED Panel

Tuesday Camera and Photo Lighting Deals

Thunderbolt and lightning very very e-frightening! Over 130 items are currently featured at the Camera and Photo Lightning Deals at Amazon USA Gold Box for Tuesday 12/15/20. Of potential interest:

+ starts 4:30pm ET: Neewer Charger with Two Batteries (replacement for Sony NP-FW50)
+ also has $3 off clip-on coupon
+ price before sale $27 after $3 off clip-on

+ studio, lightning and background kits as usual

+ generic camcorders, kids cameras, generic P&S cameras, action cams

+ stabilizer-y things including tripods and GVM sliders

+ on-camera flashes and monolights, from Neewer of course

+ digiframes, on-camera monitors

Tue: refurbished Nikon Coolpix B500 (40x optical) for $150

Another one of the recurring refurbished Nikons is back, it is the plum-n-black color scheme of the Coolpix B500 superoom going for $150 with free US shipping and/or store pickup and such at the Best Buy website… It has a 40x optical zoom-zoom, and as of the time of writing it averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 164 customer reviews over there…

But Best Buy is not done yet, they have more camera-related gear:

+ 128GB Sandisk Extreme Plus microSDXC for $33

+ Aluratek 11.6″ wifi digiframe with Live Video Chat for $152

+ 15.6″ MSI laptop

+ 1TB Crucial internal SSD

+ dual monitor desk stand

MSI is also represented in the Tuesday Woot dailies with desktops in the $1 to $1.5K range… And of interest to prime members who don’t have to pay extra shipping, there’s a sale of trinkety-techie-gadgets stocking stuffers from $6 to $8…

Tuesday: Metz Wireless Sets, GVM, Tamrac, Joby, Gitzo, Etc

Tuesday is here or TunesDay for music fans, or ToonsDay for cartoons fans and with it we have another set of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Metz Wireless Transceivers, Receivers & Sets (9 options), from $40 to $100

+ Vello QuickDraw Rotating Flash Bracket for $13
+ now you too can be the fastest draw in the wild west!

+ Tamrac Tradewind 2.6 Shoulder Bag (Dark Gray) for $13

+ Joby GorillaPod 1K Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head Kit for $25
+ optionally buy it together with the Joby Action Grip for $29~ total

+ GVM Professional Video Aluminum Alloy Motorized Camera Slider (48″) for $225
+ you can be a slider without Scott Bakula!

+ CoreSWX HyperCore NEO 150 Mini batteries, four options, $300 to $719

+ FotoGear Magilight LED Light Painting Stick / Wand for $199

+ flash deal: Gitzo GIGT1555T Traveler Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod for $350
+ it looks like Gitzo is getting pole position on the flash deals these days

+ next flash deal: Impact Venture TTL-600 Battery-Powered Monolight (price before sale $799)

Monday Camera & Photo Lightning Deals include Neewer 85mm f1.8 MF (Canon APS-C)

Thunderbolt and Lightning! No, not a weather report, and not the technical connector standards either. Monday is here at the Amazon USA Camera & Photo Lightning Deals and as of the time of writing there are 129 listings, among them:

+ starts 12:30pm ET: Neewer 85mm f1.8 manual focus for Canon APS-C
+ price before sale $101
+ only the Canon version is on the listing
+ averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 356 ratings

+ starts 1:24pm ET: Neewer Battery Grip (replacement for Canon BG-E14)
+ price before sale $39

+ action cams, kids cameras
+ generic P&S cameras and camcorders
+ body camera too

+ stabilizer-y things including tripods and Feiyu

+ studio, lightning (including LED panels) and background kits

+ digiframes, binos, on-camera monitors

+ on-camera flashes, monolites, selfie ring lights

+ once again, Neewer reigns supreme

Monday: Sigma 150-600 for $729 [C/N], SpyderX, DJi Mavic Mini, MeFoto, Dry Cabinets, LG, Gitzo, Etc

It’s not just any Monday today, it is Green Monday! Because we all reminisce longingly about Cyber Monday, so we need another named Monday πŸ˜‰

But it carries some weight because it’s a LENS DAY during Monday 12/14/20 at the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out… A weightlifter lens day πŸ˜‰

+ Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporiaries for $729 in Canon EF or Nikon F options
+ optionally, under “Buy Together and Save” you can add the Sigma MC-11 mount converters for $99 each: either Sigma EF lenses to Sony E, or Sigma SA lenses to Sony E

+ DataColor SpyderX Photo Kit for $179
+ just like pixel-peeping [memo to self: be careful with the typos here!], calibration is also an officially recognized lifestyle

+ DJI Mavic Mini Fly More Combo with Hard-Shell Travel Case (Black) for $449
+ personally I’m waiting for the “Fly Less” combos πŸ˜‰

+ MeFoto RoadTrip S Travel Tripod (Carbon Fiber) for $100 in five color options which can be color-coded for project or by person
+ because you know there are some people who freak out if anyone else touches their stuff [and that’s pre-COVID]

+ LG 27UK670 27″ 16:9 4K FreeSync IPS Monitor for $330

+ Ruggard Electronic Dry Cabinets, nine options, $70 to $1000
+ because humidity and dust and such are not a lens’s best friend

+ also $15 Polsen studio headphones

Flash Deals
+ ends 10am ET: GITZO GT3532 Mountaineer Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod with 3-Way Fluid Head Kit for $859

+ starts 10am ET: Pelican 1507TP Air Case with TrekPak Insert

+ starts 2pm ET: Sennheiser EW 112P G4 Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier

+ starts 7pm ET: Polsen M-85 Professional Dynamic Handheld Microphone

MEANWHILE at the Adorama daily deals [change Monday 10am ET] there’s the Incase 16″ Reform Backpack with TENSAERLITE for $35 and the Zendure Q3 Qi-Compatible 7.5W Wireless Charger for $13…

UPDATE #1: it’s Samsung Day at the Best Buy dailies and it includes:

+ 128GB EVO Plus microSDXC for $21!
+ 1TB T7 portable external USB 3.0 SSD for $160

+ S20* and S10* smartphones
+ Tab S6 (10.5″, 256GB) Android tablet for $430

+ TVs, soundbars, smartwatches, robot vacuums, etc

UPDATE #2: the headliner at the Woot website is a Philips Hue system sale, with 15 options ranging from $18 to $180, including starter kits, light bulbs, hubs, light-bars, etc…

The sales also include CANAKIT Raspberry Pi kits ($65 to $90), various assorted former flagship Samsung Galaxy phones ($70 to $410), Birkenstock sandals ($22 to $40) because we all have a bit of a hippy inside us πŸ™‚

Sunday Camera & Photo Lightning Deals

The theme of the day for Sunday at the Amazon USA Gold Box is Amazon-branded products, which are harder to spot these days since they have a gazillion different sub-brands. Back in our time kids, when we had to go to school walking up the hill backwards in the blizzard under a scorching blood red sky, they only had AmazonBasics. Which is one of their sub-brands that is on sale today, along with “Daily Essentials” and Fire/Echos, etc…

Meanwhile at the 100+ Camera & Photo Lightning Deals, as of the time of writing, of potential interest, they have:

+ studio, lightning and background kits

+ action cams and generic P&S cameras & camcorders
+ and kids cameras too

+ on-camera flashes (Neewer of course)

+ stabilizer-y things including tripods

+ digiframes

+ monoculars and binoculars
+ sorry, no trinoculars πŸ˜‰

Sunday: LEDgo, SirUI, Note 10, Kingston, Etc [flash deals: Gitzo CF Monopod and Canon scanner]

Sunday is contractually obligated to be sunny, otherwise it’s just the day before Monday! Now that this is settled, here’s the latest round of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ LEDgo Bi-Color Flood Shoot-Through LED Ring Light for $119
+ also a philosophical product kinda reminding us to …let go of things

+ Ruggard Compact DSLR Backpack V2 (Gray and Blue) for $20
+ the little cyan gives it a different feel and outlook than the typical black/gray “serious” bags

+ SirUI VSK-3 Video Survival Kit for $90
+ this helps the videographer survive, a bad video cannot be saved!

+ 128GB Kingston Data Traveler SE9 G2 USB 3.0 flash drive for $20
+ flash drive naming has gotten out of hand; the names are longer than the product size πŸ˜‰

+ Samsung Galaxy Note 10 SM-N970U 256GB Smartphone Unlocked for $540 in three color options
+ rumor has it the Note line may be ending its lifecycle
+ until of course Samsung resurrects it in the future, like Motorola keeps resurrecting the Razr πŸ˜‰
+ mayhaps Samsung is prematurely declaring “mission accomplished” on the foldables; right now they are more breakables than foldables πŸ˜‰
+ #SaveTheNote

+ also $15 fitness tracker and $20 bluetooth earphones
+ on an unrelated note, I am developing a very accurate $0 fitness tracker for those who do not exercise at all πŸ˜‰

+ flash deal: Gitzo GM4562 Series 4 Carbon Fiber Monopod for $250
+ next flash deal: Canon imageFORMULA DR-C240 Office Document Scanner

UPDATE: action at the Best Buy dailies for Sunday as well including:

+ Zhiyun Crane M2 3-in-1 handheld stabilizer-y thing for $190

+ PNY microSD sale, 32GB to 512GB, $6 to $75, some Elite, some Elite X, the $75 is Elite PRO
+ bang for the GB/$ is 256GB Elite-X for $35
+ always interesting to see where the GB/$ is at with flash storage products!

Saturday Camera & Photo Lightning Deals

Saturday is here and among the Amazon deals of the day there’s an $18 Fire TV Stick Lite and an $80 Echo Show 8, plus some Ring-Echo-etc bundles…

And a stroll down the Camera and Photo Lightning Deals finds 100+ items as of the time of writing including:

+ generic P&S digicams & camcorders and kids cameras

+ digiframes

+ stabilizer-y things including Zhiyun and Feiyu and needless to say all kinds of tripod-alia

+ the obligatory parade of studio, lightning and background kits

+ ring lights of different kinds

+ on-camera monitors

+ action cameras and body cameras and binoculars

+ on-camera flashes

+ tears of a unicorn; okay, not really, just testing to see how many have read the whole thing πŸ˜‰

UPDATE: the latest Adorama daily deals (change Sunday 10am ET) include the FotoPro UFO 2 Flexible Tripod with Smartphone and GoPro Adapter for $10… Actual alien UFOs not included… Nor music of the band UFO…

Friday Camera & Photo Lightning Deals

It’s Friday and The Cure at least, they are in love! But as of the time of writing there are 90+ Camera & Photo Lightning Deals at the Amazon USA Gold Bawx, including:

+ starts 9:09am ET: Neewer Charger with Two Batteries compatible with the Canon LP-E6
+ price before sale $31

+ starts 4:54pm ET: Neewer AF Extension Tube Set for M43rds with 10mm, 16mm and 21mm
+ price before sale $44

+ various Neewer flashes, on-camera lights, and monolights

+ action cams

+ studio and lightning and background kits

+ stabilizer-y things including tripods

+ digiframes, on-camera monitors

+ generic camcorders, kids cameras

UPDATE: the latest Adorama daily deals (change Saturday 10am ET) are a sale on Tiffen VND filters, from 72mm to 82mm, with prices ranging from $80 to $100 with the 77mm sitting in the middle for $90…

Oben, Tamrac, GVM, Olight, Etc (ends Sat PM)

FriYAY is here and as usual, the B&H daily deals are good until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Oben MFR4-5 Macro Focusing Rail for $75

+ Tamrac Pro Compact 1 Camera Bag for $10

+ Apexel Gorillas Tripod for Smartphones and DSLR Camera for $18

+ GVM Dual Charger with BP-A60 Battery for Canon C300 Mark II, C200 & C200B (6800mAh) for $110

+ FeelWorld LUT7 7″ 3D LUT 4K HDMI Monitor for $200

+ XCellon USB-C hub for $20 (without) to $25 (with PD)

+ Lenspen lens cleaners for $5 (two options)

+ flash deaL: oLIGHT Seeker 2 Pro Rechargeable LED Flashlight (Carbon Fiber) for $100
+ next flash deal: not teased yet

UPDATE: among the FRiday 12/11/20 Best Buy deals du jour they have:

+ 13.3-inch NixPlay Smart digi-photo-frame for $230

+ 64GB Sandisk Extreme PLUS SDXC for $20

+ Sunpak YouTuber Creator Kit with Boya lavalier microphone and bluetooth remote for $25

+ 12TB WD EasySto’or external HDD for $200

+ Razer gaming sale (headliner deal)

+ Galaxy S10* with Verizon activation discounts

Meanwhile at the Woot website they have a headliner on open-box iPads and MacBooks, and a $190 11.6″ rugged ASUS Chromebook C202SA (Celery N3060, 4GB RAM, 16GB on-board, 90-day warranty, ChromeOS Auto Updates until June 2022, etc)…

Thursday: Tokina 17-35/f4 for $379 [N], Metz Flashes (10 options), Sandisk, ASUS, Zhiyun, ShutterBoss, AngelBird, Etc

Thirst-DAY is here once again and it begins with a new set of B&H daily deals AND it is both a LENS DAY and a FLASH DAY! Offers good until 11:59pm ET on Thursday 12/10/20 or earlier for any item that may sell out ahead of its designated expiration time [needless to say, flash deals last only a few hours each]:

+ Tokina 17-35mm f4 PRO FX for $379 in the Nikon F system only
+ the Canon EF version remains at $450
+ this is not to be confused with the upcoming Tokina ATX-i 17-35mm f4 (pre-orders for $599 in C/N)
+ I triple-checked, this is indeed Tokina, not Tamron!
+ why do I triple-check? Because I often type the wrong name among those two πŸ™‚

+ Metz MecaBlitz AF-1 and AF-2 flash sale
+ 10 options of the 64 AF-1 and 56 AF-2 models
+ prices range from $150 to $200
+ system options include Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, and OlyPanLei

+ Zhiyun-Tek CRANE 2S Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer Combo Kit for $499

+ Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC, CF and CFExpress cards, six options, prices further discounted with automatic in-cart coupon

+ ASUS 14″ VivoBook Laptop for $599 with FREE 1-yr BitDefender
+ 1.3 GHz Intel Core i7-1065G7 Quad, 8GB RAM, 256GB M.2 SSD, 14″ 1920 x 1080 IPS, UHD Graphics, 100% sRGB, no touchscreen
+ two USB Type A (one 3.x, one 2.0), one USB-C (Thunderbolt, DisplayPort, PD), HDMI, card reader, Wifi 6, Bluetooth 5, 4-cell battery, backlit keyboard, fingerprint reader, TPM, BIOS booting, 3 lbs
+ as of the time of writing, the processor ranks #458 at
+ personally I prefer to get a system with a Top 500 processor, and slightly above my current needs so it can “survive” the never-ending sprawl/slow-down of OS and software and websites over time
+ plus: it has the latest protocols (Wifi 6 and Bluetooth 5), USB-C/Thunderbolt, IPS, 100% sRGB, fingerprint, backlit keyboard
+ only major thing missing is a touchscreen (considering the price)

+ AngelBird AtomX SSDmini (1TB) for $299
+ just so we are clear, it’s neither an Angel, nor a Bird, it’s Storage πŸ™‚

+ Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote for $30 in seven options for various cameras/systems

+ flash deal: Gefen GTV-DIGAUD-2-AAUD Stereo Digital-to-Analog Audio Converter for $30
+ next flash deal: Acebil I-705DX Prosumer Tripod System

UPDATE: at the Adorama daily deals (change Friday 10am ET) they have the Air Selfie AIR PIX Portable Pocket-Size 12MP HD Flying Camera with Smartphone Control for $95 and a JBL linear array PA system type of a thing for $500…

UPDATE #2: another day with 110+ Camera and Photo Lightning Deals at the Amazon USA Gold Box with the usual assortment of studio, lighting, tripod/stabilizer-y, action cams, and the like…

Wedn Camera & Photo Lightning Deals

COVIDalia [of course] is the headliner deal of the day at the Amazon USA Gold Box featuring all the usual suspects, single-use masks, cloth masks, wipes, sanitizers, hockey masks of sorts, and the all-important non-contact forehead thermometer ($17.47)…

Around 110 items are participating, as of the time of writing, in the Camera & Photo Lightning Deals including:

+ kids cameras, action cameras, binoculars

+ generic camcorders, generic Rosdeca P&S camera

+ studio and lightning and background kits

+ stabilizer-y things including Zhigyn Crane 3S

+ flashes and monolights, digiframes

+ various assorted and random accessories

+ Neewer still rules the day

Wedn: Robus, Luxli, Lexar, Unagi, LG, Etc

Robus, Luxli, Lexar, Unagi, these could be the names of the leading characters of a “Hunger Games” clone movie/book πŸ™‚

And just like that, it’s another Hump Day and with it we have a new set of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) as follows:

+ 128GB Lexar 667x UHS-I microSDXC for $15
+ back in our time kids, we had to pay $15 for a 1MB Smartmedia card πŸ˜‰

+ Luxli CNS-20D Constructor Medium Block On-Camera Daylight Balanced LED Light for $30
+ daily reminder: you can’t have photography without light

+ Robus RCM-633 6-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod, 65″ for $85
+ you can also cosplay Gandalf with this

+ Celestron Lenspen Optical Cleaning Tool for $6

+ LG 34WL550-B 34″ 21:9 UltraWide FreeSync HDR10 IPS Monitor for $235
+ poor LG it suffered the most in the Smartphone wars of Apple vs Samsung vs China

+ Unagi Model One E500 Dual-Motor Electric Scooter for $749 in three color schemes

+ EzViz C6CN 1080p Pan & Tilt Wi-Fi Network Security Camera for $27
+ mayhaps the most affordable tilt shift lens ever πŸ˜‰
(+ just so we are clear, this is not a tilt shift lens πŸ™‚

+ flash deal: GVM Dolly Track Camera Slider (31.5″) for $79
+ next flash deal: some kind of a APS UPS

UPDATE: for the EU shoppers, good until Friday 12pm ET (6pm Germany time) Amazon Chermany has the new condition Pergear 35mm f1.6 lens on sale for 56 euro-dollars in the Sony APS-C E-system (NEX time!)…

UPDATE #2: under “Clearance” in the Woot daily deals there’s the 10 inch Kamaitatchi selfie ring light going for $18 while under “Electronics” there’s the Surface headphones for $150…

*OR* you can pre-order the exciting (for Apple’s accountants for sure) Apple AirPods Max for $549 in your choice of five different color options… There are complaints about pricing but lt’s not forget audiophiles willing pay up to $5000 for headphones, so Apple kept it modest with these πŸ˜‰

*OR* to go in Rockwell-mode, this $18 Koss KSC-75 headphone is the only headphone you’ll ever need. And it won’t ruin your hair or press on your jaw or jam up the inside of your ears πŸ™‚ And when you open the package, you also get a bonus aroma of the Koss (Wisconsin) diary air πŸ˜‰

Tuesday Camera and Photo Lightning Deals (110+ options)

No manual focus prime lenses in the Tuesday Camera and Photo Lightning Deals at Amazon, but they have, as of the time of writing:

+ over 115 options

+ lots of the usual studio, lightning and background kits

+ toy/kids digital cameras

+ smartphone photo accessories (“selfie” ring lights, smaller stabilizery things, etc)

+ tripods and other stabilizery things

+ flashes and macro ring lights

+ action cams and binoculars

+ and of course it’s a Neewer party once again!

Meanwhile the current Adorama daily deals (change Wednesday 10am ET) include a $40 USB microphone and a $400 HP Desktop 600 G3 micro-tower (i5-7530 3.4GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, etc)…

Tuesday: G-Tech, Tamrac, Axler, Apple, Etc

We start Tuesday with some Meh action, their deal du jour is a 4-pack of Geeni Prisma 1050lm color smart bulbs for $35 with free S&H for Meh-members… This is model GN-BW944-999… They can be controlled via smartphone and three voice assistants not named Siri…

Unlike the ever-so-sprawling Woot, Meh has only a single deal of the day, but that’s not the whole story either, because the Meh family of companies includes two websites that offer multiple deals du jour (SideDeal, Morning Save), while two others offer a single item (CaseMates (wine) and Mediocriteeee (t-shirts)) [you can find them all at the bottom of the Meh site]…

Speaking of the the Woot website their dailies include another assortment of Apple devices (iPads, iMacs, MacBooks, etc) and Surface devices, 2 lbs of Smokin’ Aces coffee, etc… Speaking of which, third wave coffee is so passe, I’m starting fourth wave coffee as we speak πŸ˜‰

At the Big Yellow daily deals [outlived Radio ShaQ, Circuit City, Montgomery Ward’s Electric Avenue, The Incredible Universe, HH Gregg, Office Max, etc] includes:

+ 2TB WD Easystore external HDD for $60
+ 1TB Sandisk Ultra internal PCI Express 3.0 x4 NVMe for $90
+ 10″ Simply Smart PhotoShare digiframe for $90
+ various Case Logic bag the bags
+ headliner 15.6″ Dell G3 gaming laptop (i5, 120Hz, 8GB, 512GB SSD, Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti, etc) for $700
+ etc, etc, etc

Next up we head on to the B&H daily deals. Not a lens day today but it’s the usual 7+1 configuration. The “+1” being the flash deals.

+ Vello LENS-2020 lens calibration tool for $25
+ because pixel-peeping is a lifestyle!

+ G-Tech hard drives, 8 options, further discounted by automatic in-cart coupon

+ Tamrac TradeWind BackPack 24 for $40

+ Axler Robin 20 Stabilizer S for $99

+ Magnus MegaGrip flexpod for $13

+ GenAray Spectro LED-14 Flood LED Light for $159

+ Transcend DrivePro Body 30 1080p Body Camera for $220

+ flash deal: Gossen Digiflash Light Meter 2 for $100
+ next flash deal: Vanguard Alta Pro 263AGH Aluminum-Alloy Tripod Kit with GH-100 Pistol Grip Ball Head (price before sale $190)

UPDATE: of potential interest to Prime members since they get free shipping regardless, or non-Prime members who may be interested or want to append these to a planned order, Woot is running an Electronics Stockings Stuffer sale until 12/16/20 at 11:59pm central (or earlier if sold out) that includes these potentially interesting items:

+ 250GB MegaZ BackUp Slim external USB 3.0 HDD for $20
+ not a typo, 250GB (yes, I know this is 2020) and $20 (twenty dollars)
+ up to three per customer, 90-day Woot warranty
+ potential use-case: you can backup a 256GB SD/CF card on this πŸ™‚
+ another use-case: deliver images to a good/high-paying client more impressively

+ Altigo 13400 mAh powerbank for $21
+ two 2.4A USB Type A power-output ports
+ charges via USB-C or micro-USB
+ 90-day Woot warranty
+ up to three per customer

UPDATE #2: this new Humble Bundle is of potential two-fold interest, make something new to eat, which is also something new to photograph (preferably before you eat). It is a PDF cookbook sale that includes Fish, Donuts, Cannabis, Bento and Bread and on the $1 tier, and adds six more on the next tier (veggie burgers, ramen, candy, pies, bisquits, geeky chefs), and adds seven more at the next tier (from vegan to roasting pigs), and adds another ten to the top tier, from pho to BBQ to kitchen gear talk [of course, why not!]… This runs for about three weeks [as of the time of writing]…

Sunday: GVM, Tamrac, Oben, PROGRADE, Etc

Sunday is finally here, but it’s only Sunday if there’s Sun outside. Otherwise it’s just the day before Monday πŸ˜‰ And with that we have a new round of B&H daily deals until Sunday 12/6/20 at 11:59pm eastern time (or earlier if sold out):

+ Tamrac Tradewing 3.6 shoulder bag for $17

+ Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head for $80

+ PROGrade SDXC UHS-II cards, 64GB for $25, 256GB for $70
+ 256GB CFexpress 2.0 gold for $230

+ GVM Professional Video Aluminum Alloy Motorized Camera Slider (32″) for $220

+ MiniMax Portable & Collapsible Stool for $33

+ DBX DriveRack PA2 Complete Loudspeaker Management System for $249
+ Roland earphones for $50

+ flash deal: 2TB Samsung T7 Touch Portable SSD (Silver) for $260 after in-cart coupon

+ next flash deal: GVM Dual RGB-10S SMD LED Video Light Kit

SpyderX Pro, Haida, Incase, Etc (ends Sat 10am ET)

Another day, another set of Adorama daily deals, this lot good until Saturday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold-out):

+ Datacolor SpyderX Pro Color Calibration for $100

+ Incase EO Travel Collection Duffel Bag for 15″ MacBook Pro for $45

+ Haida 77mm NanoPro MC Variable Neutral Density 1.2 to 2.7 Filter, 4 to 9-Stop for $106

+ Haida 82mm NanoPro MC Variable Neutral Density 1.2 to 2.7 Filter, 4 to 9-Stop for $126

Meanwhile the Friday Amazon Gold Box deals include Anker Nebula projectors and Brevillo Espresso machines ($480 to $900).

Friday: GoPRO HERO8 Live Streaming Holiday Bundle for $300 (includes 32GB Extreme, Pole/Tripod, HeadStrap, Extra Battery)

There is a camera and photo theme in the Friday December [wow it’s December already?] Best Buy daily deals with the following offers of potential interest:

+ GoPRO HERO8 Black Live Streaming Holiday Bundle (2020) for $300
+ includes headstrap, the “Shorty” (hybrid mini tripod / extension pole), 32GB Sandisk Extreme microSD, extra GoPRO battery)
+ price-matched at Adorama and Amazon

+ Sunpak PlatinumPlus Ultra 7000 2-in-1 70″ Tripod and Monopod for $40

+ Sunpak PlatinumPlus 5858D 58″ Tripod for $10

+ 500GB WD MyPassport external USB-C portable SSD for $85

+ 128GB Sandisk Extreme Plus SDXC for $33

+ Game of Thrones TV sets and collections (if you can forget the last few seasons happened LOL)

Sirui, NiSi, Vello, Watson AA, Peak D, Kula (ends Sat PM)

It’s FriYAY and there’s a new set of B&H daily deals, good until Saturday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out. This is the usual B&H Friday PM to Saturday PM closing [check their website for details]:

+ 8pk Watson Chroma Rechargeable AA NiMH Batteries (2500mAh, 1.2V, Multicolored) for $18
+ optionally buy it together with an 8-bay Watson charger for $48

+ Peak Design Everyday Backpack (20L) for $140 with three color options

+ Sirui T-2004SK Tripod with G-20KX Ball Head Travel Tripod Kit for $100

+ Vello EZ-Flip Gel Set for $12

+ NiSi V6 100mm Filter Holder Kit with Enhanced Circular Polarizer Filter for $159

+ Transcend DrivePro 550 Dual Lens Dash Camera with 64GB microSD Card for $110

+ Kula Bebe 3D Lens for Smartphones for $29

+ flash deal: Lenspen SensorKlear Loupe Kit for $40
+ no teaser for next flash deal

Thursday (starts 2:30pm ET): Neewer 35mm f1.7 MF lens

Per the Amazon Camera and Photo Lightning Deals schedule, starting at 2:30pm eastern (3pm for non-Prime members) there is going to be a manual focus lightning deal, FINALLY at Amazon!

+ starts 2:30pm ET: Neewer 35mm f1.7 MF lens (price before sale $69)
+ the listing also has a 10% off clip-on coupon
+ the Gold Box listing points towards the Sony E option, which has the same pre-sale price as the Canon EF-M
+ also on the same listing is the Fuji X version which is down to $50
+ sometimes the lightning deal is for the item pointed to by the Gold Box teasers (in this case the Sony E)
+ sometimes the lightning deal is for all or multiple items in a listing
+ on rare occasion the lightning deal is on something other than the one pointed to by the Gold Box teasers
+ in order words, we’ll know for sure when it goes live at 2:30pm ET on Thursday πŸ™‚

The rest of the lightning deals include the usual fare, lots of Neewer camera and photo accessories, including LP-E6 charging, lighting kits, AKASO and other action cams, etc, etc, etc…

Meanwhile the day-long Amazon Gold Box deals du jour include:

+ ASUS Vivobook 15.6″ FHD laptop for $600
+ i5-1035G1, 8GB RAM, 256GB PCIe SSD, backlit keyboard, fingerprint reader, USB-C and USB 3.x ports, HDMI, bluetooth 5, Win10, Intel UHD, 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz, 45% NTSC, anti-glare, 178 degrees, etc

+ Hyper-X Gaming Gear

+ Electric Guitar Starter Kit with everything needed for $125
+ PRO TIP: before you buy this for anyone, make sure you calculate the distance between the electric guitar and your bed πŸ™‚

Thursday: Pelican, Genaray, Movo, Caldigit, GVM, Etc

Thirst-DAY is here, and with it we have a new B&H Photo daily deals set good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ GenAray PortaBright Daylight LED Battery Powered Monolight for $159

+ Pelican 1535AirNF 2017 Wheeled Carry-On Air Case for $150 in three color options

+ CalDigit TS3 Plus 15-Port Thunderbolt 3 Dock for $190

+ Movo WMIC50 Camera-Mount Wireless Lavalier Microphone System (2.4 GHz) for $55

+ Magnus TinyGrip Flexible Tripod for $7 in two color options

+ IndiPro tools, two options, $100 to $120

+ 16GB Kingston microSDHC with SD adapter and USB reader for $4.49

+ flash deal: GVM Carbon Fiber 4-Section Monopod with Video Fluid Head for $119

+ next flash deal: Nanguang TRGB1412A Pavolite LED Tube Light (4′) (price before sale $399)

UPDATE: a quartet of “scratch and dent” refurbished Chromebooks are on offer for $100 each as one of the Woot deals du jour for Thursday from Dell, Acer and Samsung…

UPDATE #2: the Best Buy daily deals include the new condition Sunpak 12″ Bi-Color Ring Light Kit with BOYA Lavalier Microphone and Bluetooth Remote for $110…

UPDATE #3 the latest Adorama daily deals (ends by Friday 10am ET) includes:

+ Spiffy Gear Lumiee Bi-Color Light Bracelet for $30

+ LG 24MK600M-B 24” Class Full HD IPS LED LCD Monitor with Radeon FreeSync for $135

+ Apple Silicone Case for iPhone X for $9

Joby, Slik Pro, Delkin, NiSi V5 [end Thur 10am ET]

The theme is stabilizer-y things in the current Adorama daily deals (end by Thursday at 10am ET):

+ Delkin Devices Fat Gecko Triple Suction Mount for $60

+ Slik Pro AL-323 BH4 Tripod with BH4 Triple Action Ball Head for $80

+ Joby GorillaPod 1K Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head Kit for $30

+ NiSi V5 Pro Rose Gold Edition 100mm Filter Holder with Enhanced Landscape CPL for $75

Wedn: 1-Year Microsoft 365 Family w/$50 Amazon GC for $100 [auto-renewal, up to 6 people]

If you want to check out the Microsoft 365 Family subscription at virtually half price, for Wednesday 12/2/20 in the pacific time zone, as their headliner Gold Box deal du jour is a 1-year prepaid auto-renewing family-style (up to six people/accounts participating) Microsoft 365 Family Subscription for $100 with a bonus of a $50 Amazon Gift Card. Limit two per customer.

The Microsoft 365 offer [interesting that they are now leveraging their brand name in the subscription] includes the usual Office apps (Excel, Word, etc) and 1TB of OneDrive per person. This is good for PCs, Macs, Android and iPhones/iPads/etc. So it works on a mix-and-match basis.

PRO TIP: if you have a personality that is split six ways, you can have six different Microsoft accounts that have 1TB OneDrive each, making it 6TB OneDrive total πŸ™‚

NOTE: this is an auto-renewing subscription. IF you don’t cancel it, it will auto-renew automatically at the future-renewal-rate. The $50 Amazon Gift Card offer is only for the initial 12-month period. You won’t be getting a $50 Amazon GC every year πŸ™‚

Elsewhere at Amazon they have:

+ Nikon Instant Savings promotion with 30 options, a mix of cameras and lenses of the DSLR and mirrorNYET kind

+ Sony Cameras Instant Savings promotion with seven options, a mix of APS-C and 35mmFF mirrornyets…

+ 6-month Audible Plus subscription for $5 per month; then it auto-renews at $8/month
+ this is a limited Netflix-style subscription, a departure from the usual ownership-style Audible subscription which costs more
+ this includes ONLY a subset of the audiobooks available on Audible
+ the “Premium Plus” subscription with a $15/month standard price includes the above “Plus” plus you get one free (to digitally own) audiobook per month [you can bank freebies to a certain extent if you don’t need any audiobook one particular month; but they do have limitations/expirations]

+ UPDATE: another promotion, spend $20+ on 300 select qualifying products and save $5
+ Amazon herself must needs be the seller of each eligible product
+ all items must be placed in the same shopping cart

Wedn: SpyderX, Vello Extension Tubes, GVM, AngelBird, Etc

Hump-DAY is here once again and we have a new set of B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ DataColor SpyderX Pro Colorimeter for $100

+ DataColor SpyderX Elite for $170

+ AngelBird AtomX SSDmini (2TB) for $410

+ Vello Auto Extension Tube Set for $55 in your choice of Canon, Nikon, M43rds, Fuji X and Sony E

+ GVM LS-150D LED Daylight Video Light for $235

+ Manfrotto Lumimuse 6 On-Camera LED Light for $50

+ UVC sanitation box/bag, two options, $12 to $30

+ 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 106 USB 3.0 Type A flash drive for $6
+ 5pk for $30, 10pk for $55

+ flash deals: Magnus Tablet/Smartphone Tripod Mount for $8
+ next flash deal: Genustech 82mm Variable Neutral Density and Circular Polarizer Filter

Tuesday: Glyph, Peak D CaptureLENS, Bushnell, Tamrac, Etc

Cyber Monday is over, here comes “Leftovers Tuesday” with a new set of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for any that sells out):

+ 128GB LExar Professional SDXC UHS-II for $110

+ 3TB Glyph Blackbox Pro 7200 rpm USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C External Hard Drive for $130

+ PEAK DESIGN CaptureLENS for $40 in your choice of Canon EF, Nikon F and Sony E/FE

+ Tamrac Tradewind Zoom Bag 1.4 (Dark Gray) for $10

+ BushNell Trophy Cam HD Aggressor No-Glow Trail Camera (Brown) for $99

+ also Netgear router and Senal headphones

Flash Deals
+ ends 7am ET: NANGUANG CN-100FC Bi-Color LED Fresnel for $599
+ starts 7am ET: Sirui N-2204SK N-S Series Tripod (Carbon Fiber)
+ starts 12pm ET: Zhiyun-Tech Remote Control for Crane 2

UPDATE: a six-pack of factory reconditioned Parrot drones are part of the Tuesday Woot daily deals, with prices ranging from $60 (Bebop) to $535 (Anafi Extended)…

Cyber Monday at the Amazon Gold: NixPlay, Anker, Build Your Own PC, Etc

Cyber Monday has arrived at the Amazon Gold Box. No cameras or lenses, but some potentially interesting items. As usual, offers end at 11:59pm pacific time, or earlier for anything that sells out:

+ NixPlay digiframes, $115 to $180, multiple options on the same listing
+ Brookstone digiframes, $70 to $133, multiple options on the same listing as well

+ Laptops for Content Creators: ASUS Zen PRO, ConceptD and MSI Creator
+ HP computers
+ Gaming Laptops and Desktops and Monitors too, 18 options including ASUS/ROG, Acer, LG, Dell/Alienware, HP, Evoo, CyberPower, iBuyPower, Skytech, etc

+ Build Your Own PC, 24 options, including ASUS, Ryzen, Intel, Crucial, WD internals, Toshiba, Gigabyte, Thermaltake, MSI, EVGA and CoolerMaster

+ another Anker sale, 8 options, including four powerbanks, wall chargers, etc

+ Echo Show 5 for $45 among 160+ Amazon Hardware sales

+ electronics include 75″ and 82″ Samsung 4K UHD, Ring doorbell 3, Sabrent Internal & External storage, etc

+ other sales include RoboRock robotic vacuums, $80 9-in-1 Instant Pot [winter stews and such!], five pages of kitchen sales, etc

+ Samsung Androids including Galaxy S20* and Note10+ among others

+ two pages of Android phones from Moto, OnePlus, Sony, LG, Google Pixels, and budget-carrier phones

+ this is just a sampling, I can’t post them all, find them all at the Cider Monday Amazon Gold Box

PS: it becomes “Cider Monday” if you are drinking any kind of cider πŸ™‚

Capture One PRO 20 for $175 w/$25GC, Litra Torch and PRO, Godox [end Mon 10am ET]

Forgot to post the current set of Adorama daily deals this set is good until Monday at 10am eastern or earlier for any individual item that sells out ahead of its designated expiration time [it’s so nice to type on a mechanical keyboard, the words flow, when you see longer (superfluous) sentences, it probably means I’m using a mechanical keyboard LOL]:

+ Phase One Capture One Pro 20 Photo Editing Software, Download for $175
+ includes a $25 Adorama Gift Certificate

+ Litra LitraPro for $150

+ Litra LitraTorch 2.0 Filter Set Limited Edition – Adorama Exclusive Kit for $57

+ Godox SL-60 LED Video Light (Daylight-Balanced) for $99

UPDATE: I didn’t notice it initially (or it was added later in the day) but the Neewer Ring Lights Etc recurring sale has returned to the Amazon Gold Box deals of the day [not Lightning Deals] with six options, $51 to $160. Offer ends Sunday at 11:59pm pacific time…

Cyber Monday: Acer, Apple, WD, Monitors, Studio Lights/Acc, MeFoto, Flash Deals, Etc

Cyber Monday (or Cider Monday depending on your preferences) is here, and with it we have a name-brand-centric edition of the B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET on Monday 11/30/20 or earlier for any that sell out [flash deals only last a few hours]…

+ Acer 15.6″ Predator Triton 300 Gaming Notebook with FREE Bitdefender for $1229
+ 2.6 GHz i7-10750H Six-Core, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB M.2 SSD, 15.6″ 1920 x 1080 240Hz IPS,NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, etc

+ MeFoTo BackPacker S Travel Tripod (Titanium, Carbon Fiber) for $90 in four color options

+ Studio Lights and Accessories, seven options, $60 to $239 featuring different brands and types

+ WD hard drives, nine options, $42 to $170, from the MyBook, MyPassport and Elements lines

+ Google Pixel 3a for $239, 3a XL for $299

+ Apple 13.3″ MacBook Pros, various options (some Retina, some Touchbar, mid 2020 and one mid 2019), from $$1279 to $1799

+ computer monitors, eight options, $90 to $399,including LG, HP, Dell, Acer

+ flash deal ends 6am ET: 12.9″ iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard Kit (Early 2020, 256GB, Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray) for $1299
+ next flash deals
+ starts 6am ET: Tamrac Speedroller
+ starts 12pm ET: DJI Mavic Mini with nanuk 910
+ starts 6pm ET: Manfrotto Monopod+
+ starts 9pm ET: CoreSWX

+ find them all at the B&H Photo daily deals

Sunday C&P Lightning Deals: Neewer and GVM party once again

In the Sunday Camera & Photo Lightning Deals it’s once again a Neewer and GVM party with lighting kits of all kinds, along with an Akaso action camera… Sadly no cameras/lenses πŸ™

UPDATE: here’s a potentially good deal, Hulu is offering a 12-month $2 per month subscription. After the first 12 months, it increases to the standard monthly fee ($6/mo) unless cancelled… These days streaming has gotten cable-like fragmented with so many streaming services splitting between them the various movies and TV shows…

Sunday: Peak D, Spider, Vello Battery Grips, Lensbaby Velvet 56/1.6 for $295, 28/2.5 for $360, Etc

Sunday is here, and it’s Cyber Monday Eve already, but it’s also another “daily deal day” , this round of B&H daily deals is good until Sunday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out)…

+ Vello Battery Grips, 30 options, $30 to $60 each

+ LensBaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 for $295 in Canon EF, Nikon F after automatic in-cart coupon

+ Lensbaby Velvet 28mm f2.5 for $360 after automatic in-cart coupon in Canon EF and Nikon F

+ Peak Design Everyday Messenger 15″ Version 1 for $100 in two color options

+ Spider SpiderPro Hand Strap for $25

+ also TP-Link, Sandisk mp3 player and Motorola earphone offers

+ flash deal: Samsung 500GB 860 EVO SATA III 2.5″ Internal SSD for $50
+ next four flash deals: various Sirui BCT-series tripods

+ for more action check the B&H Black Friday deals

Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN [Sony E] for $339

Hooray hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the latest incarnation of the Adorama daily deals, this lot good until Sunday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out)…

+ Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN for Sony E only for $339

+ Dolica 62″ Proline Aluminum Alloy Tripod and Ball Head for $35

+ Flashpoint eVOLV 200 TTL Pocket Flash Exclusive HexaPop Kit (Godox AD200 TTL Pocket Flash) for $319

+ AKG K-701 headphones for $159

Friday C&P Lightning Deals: Neewer, Zhiyun, no cameras/lenses

To the Amazon Gold box we geaux ~ as of the time of writing there are 131 items in the Camera & Photo Lightning Deals but none of them this year are a camera or lens. In previous years, even if we didn’t have a camera, you could count on some Samyang/Rokinon lenses. Mayhaps they too are too good for lightning deals now? πŸ™‚

Of potential interest, in order of scheduling:

+ Victure action camera for $34
+ GVM RGB Video Lights with APP Control, 50W Full Color Studio for $438
+ GVM GVM RGB LED Video Lighting Kit with APP Control, 50W 360Β° Full for $319
+ also more GVM and Neewer lighting kits
+ Neewer ball head, tripod, more RGB light kits
+ Mohoo backgrounds
+ Zhiyun Weebill S Gimbal Stabilizer
+ Neweer bi-color LED, Bowens-mount soft-box
+ Neweer T-shape support, 2pk Advanced lighting kit
+ K&F Concept 62″ tripod
+ various ring lights of all sorts
+ Akaso action cams
+ ZHIYUN Crane M2 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer for Light Mirrorless
+ etc

Fuji 7S, 2pk 128GB Lexar UHS-II, Vanguard VEO2, Flashpoint (end Sat 10am ET)

It’s 10am somewhere, and in the eastern time zone it means a new set of Adorama daily deals has gone live, Black Friday or not! This set is good until Saturday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out). It is a foursome as follows:

+ Fuji Instax Mini 7S instant film camera (red color scheme) for $30
+ we just mentioned this before the new daily deals went live

+ 2pk of Lexar 128GB SDXC (UHS-II U3 1667x) for $55

+ Vanguard VEO 2 265CB 5-Section Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod with BH-50 Ball Head for $110

+ Flashpoint XPLOR 600 HSS Battery-Powered Monolight with Built-in R2 2.4GHz Radio Remote System – Bowens Mount (AD600) for $339

DJI Osmos, Pelican, MacBooks, GVM, OnePlus, MacBook Airs (early 2020), Etc [end Sat PM]

A quick note: there was late on Thanksgiving a B&H flash deal on the early 2020 iPad, which happened while I was unplugged from the matrix for a virtual oil change (aka AFK). Hopefully it will return or those of you interested in it, may have seen it…

Black Friday is here, but it’s also a new day, and a such there’s a new round of B&H daily deals, good until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (with the usual Friday PM to Saturday PM closure). They are:

+ Pelican Air Cases (11 options) from $130 to $222

+ DJI Osmo Mobile 3 smartphone gimbal combo kit for $89
+ DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal for $200

+ six lighting kit bundles from $59 to $480 including GVM

+ OnePlus 7T 128GB Smartphones (T-Mobile Unlocked) for $300 in two color options

+ 15.6″ Legion 5 Gaming Laptop for $1080 with FREE Bitdefender and Intel Avengers (they’re gonna need them to fend of Ryzen! ZING!)
+ 2.6 GHz Core i7-10750H Six-Core, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD, 15.6″ 1920 x 1080 144 Hz FHD,NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (6GB GDDR6), etc

+ 13.3″ MacBook Air with Retina Display (Early 2020) from $899 to $1399
+ see more of their Apple Black Friday deals
+ or if you are sold on the new game-changing M1 silicon, pre-orders start at $899)

+ computer monitors, six options, $130 to $599, from Acer, LG, HP

+ flash deal: AONI A20 Full HD Webcam with Auto Focus with FREE privacy cover for $20
+ next flash deal has not been teased as of the time of writing

128GB Lexar CFexpress Type B for $160, Etc (by Fri 10am ET)

Another day has clocked in, so another set of Adorama daily deals, good until Friday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ 128GB Lexar Professional CFexpress Type B memory card for $160

+ Incase Eo Roller in Heather Gray color scheme for $50

+ Quasar Science Q-50X Crossfade Linear 50W Bi-Color LED Lamp, 4′ for $99, or 25W output for $70

+ AUDEZE iSINE 20 In-Ear Headphones for $299 in B-stock

Speaking of Adorama, they have also launched their customary CEO Picks of Black Friday with sixteen different products of different kinds… One of them is a 2-in-1, for $140 you get both the Tascam DR-40X audio recorder/interface (red color scheme) AND the AKG K-92 studio headphones…

Thursday at Amazon Germany: Pentax KP, K70, Tamron, Etc

Thursday’s Amazon Germany Gold Box deals are here. Some of them are good for the day only, others continue during the Black-Cyber time period. Among them:

+ Pentax K70 body only for 450 euro

+ Pentax KP body only for 643 euro

+ Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II LD (IF) for Pentax K-mount for 210 euro

+ trio of Sony E-system zoom lenses

+ AmazonBasics 840D polyster cross camera bag for 24 euro

+ 12-month Adobe Creative Cloud (Photography Plan) for 88 euro

+ Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro for 60 euro in the Sony-Minolta A-mount

+ Tamron 90mm f2.8 Di Macro for 250 euro in the Sony-Minolta A-mount

+ X-Rite i1Display Pro Plus for 218 euro

+ Sandisk storage sale (SD, microSD, flash drives)

+ Sony RX100 IV but it seems to be in and out

+ Canon ZoeMini C instant digital camera for 57 euro

+ lots of camera and photo accessories including Joby, Lowepro, Manfrotto and National Geographic

PS: all prices in this post (and other EU deal posts) are obviously in euro but out of habit I may sometimes write the price in “$” instead πŸ™‚

Thursday: WD, MSI, Tamrac Anvils, Samsung, iPad PRO 12.9″

Thursday is here, Happy Thanksgiving y’all, and we have a new round of B&H daily deals until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Tamrac Anvil backpacks, three otpions, $79 to $110
+ NOTE: you cannot forge swords on this anvil!

+ WD sale featuring 16 options, internal and external HDDs and some SSD HDDs too!

+ 500GB Samsung T7 Touch Portable SSD for $70 after an automated in-cart coupon
+ in two color options
+ Samsung is killing it with solid state storage

+ iPad Pro 12.9″ (256GB, Wi-Fi + 4G LTE, Space Gray, Previous Gen) for $829 in two color options

+ MSI 17.3″ GL75 Leopard 10SDK-228 Gaming Laptop for $999 with FREE Bitdefender and Intel’s Marvel Avengers

+ also Moto 360 smartwatches and AT true wireless

+ flash deal: Samsung Q50R 32″ Class HDR 4K UHD Smart QLED TV for $348
+ starts 12pm ET: 2TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim-Shady
+ starts 5pm ET: Manfrotto Element Small Aluminum Traveler Tripod (Gray)

Godox, Flashpoint, 6TB Seagate Ironwolf [end Thur 10am ET]

A new lot of Adorama daily deals is here, this lot ending on Thursday 10am ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Godox LC500R RGB LED Light Stick for $199

+ Flashpoint eVOLV 200 Pro TTL Pocket Flash Exclusive HexaPop Kit (Godox AD200 Pro TTL Pocket Flash) for $329

+ 6TB Seagate IronWolf NAS internal HDD (3.5″, 6Gbps, SATA, 7200rpm, 256MB cache, 210Mbps) for $130

+ a $90 car dash camera module type thing

PS: speaking of Adorama, they have launched their Black Friday deals as well…

Wedn Camera & Photo Lightning Deals: it’s a Neewer Party!

This post is a warm-up to the Madness that will start Thursday and continue until Tuesday. We are back at looking at the Camera & Photo Lightning Deals. These are some potentially interesting items scheduled to go live on Wednesday. They are posted in the order they are scheduled to go live:

+ Neewer F100 7″ IPS camera field monitor

+ ring light generic and also a Neewer

+ Neewer 2pk lighting kit

+ Neewer camera trolley case

+ Hohem iSteady X and FeiyuTech handheld gimbal stabilizer-y type things

+ Neewer macro ring light flash kit

+ even more GVM and Neewer lightning kits throughout the day

+ generic camcorders throughout the day

I am not posting times in this practice post for expediency reasons.

Keep in mind, as always with the Gold Box other products may also be offered unannounced, and some items may get added/deleted. The distinction of the unannounced is that Amazon doesn’t want millions of people sitting and waiting for a high-demand item and then getting furious because only X units were available. These are what we call in the business “known unknowns” πŸ˜‰

Wedn: Nanuk, Sony CFast 2.0, Dracast, SirUI, Etc

Wednesday is here and with it we can haz a new set of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out), plus a flash deal!

+ Nanuk cases, five options, $25 to $140

+ DraCast LED180 Mobile Broadcast Kit for $99

+ SirUI EP-204S Aluminum Multi-Function Photo/Video Monopod for $79

+ 64GB Sony CFast 2.0 card with card reader for $100

+ RucPac Photographer’s Winter Apparel Package (black) for $40 in two size options

+ CoreSWX kits, four options, $135 to $390

+ NetGear CM1200 DOCSIS 3.1 Multi-Gig Cable Modem for $170

+ flash deals: now $40 truly wireless set, later 10-in-1 smartphone camera kit

PS: so much nicer to be doing this thing with a full-size mechanical keyboard versus a laptop or wireless keyboard πŸ™‚

UPDATE: headlining the Woot dailies are factory reconditioned curved Samsung monitors…

Meanwhile among the Best Buy dailies there’s a sale on a couple of 10th generation Intel i7 and i9 processors…

Tuesday: Intel, Tamrac, GVM, Manfrotto, Pixel 4 XL, Etc

Power and Lightning at the Meh daily deal for Tuesday 11/24/20, it’s a 2-pack of Morphie 10,000 mAh each powerbanks with a Lightning cable [Apple tax alert!] going for $29 plus shipping [free S&H for Meh-members]…

Another set of B&H daily deals is here as well, good until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out. The streak of “lens days” however is broken πŸ™‚

+ Tamrac Pro Compact 2 Camera Bag (Black) for $12

+ ReVo SR-1000 Shoulder Support Rig (Black) for $50

+ Manfrotto Lumimuse 8 On-Camera LED Light (Black) for $64

+ Intel NUC Bean Canyon i7 Kit (Tall) for $340 with FREE Bitdefender (5 devices, 1 year)

+ GVM 800D-RGB LED Studio 2-Video Light Kit for $174

+ 16GB Kingston DataTraveler SE9 USB Flash Drive for $4

+ Technical BOOM8 Rechargeable 8″ Bluetooth LED Speaker for $35

+ flash deal: Samsung Galaxy Watch3 GPS Smartwatch (Bluetooth, 45mm, Mystic Black, International Version) for $299
+ next flash deal: Google Pixel 4 XL 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked), price before sale $900

Sunday: Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro for $329 [C/N/K/E/Z/RF], Etc

Not only these are fun toys for kids of all ages, they are also great photography props without paying the “photography gear tax”. The Sunday Meh deal du jour is a 2-pack of Jedi Apprentice Electronic Lightsabers for $12 plus shipping [free for Mehmembers]…

Sunday has arrived at the B&H daily deals as well with happy happy joy joy it’s a LENS DAY once again! Offers good until 11:59pm ET on Sunday or earlier if sold out:

+ Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro Lens for $329
+ for DSLR systems in Canon, Nikon and Pentax
+ for MirrorNYET systems in Sony E, Canon RF and Nikon Z

+ 32GB Sandisk Ultra C10 microSDXC with SD adapterfor $4.45
+ 10pk of above for $43
+ with SD and USB 2.0 adapters for $5.69

+ for the gear color-coders out there, five different color schemes of the MeFoto Walkabout S travel alumin(i)um Monopod for $25 each
+ for example, red for parties, white for weddings, black for night shooting, green for nature and blue for water/sea πŸ˜‰

+ Spider Camera Holster Spiderlight Hand Strap for $10 in three color options

+ Ruggard DSLR Parka Cold and Rain Protector for Cameras and Camcorders for $40
+ because cameras have feelings too and they can feel the cold and the rain as well!

+ Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release for $30 in your choice of Canon, Nikon, Sony Multi, Sony-Minolta, select Nikon/Fuji, select OlyPan/Canon; check individual product listings for more details over there

+ ApeXel 4-in-1 Cell Phone Camera System for $18

+ flash deal: Magnus BHSP-04 Ball Head with Built-In Smartphone Adapter for $13
+ next flash deal: Tamrac PRO strap (price before sale $50)

UPDATE: at the Woot daily deals there’s a single-use Energizer MAX alkaline sale. They are sold in bulk packaging: 100 AA for $38, 100 AAA for $39, 50 of each for $40. BUT WAIT, there’s LESS! IF you are a Prime member, you pay $5 less for each. You have to connect your Amazon Prime account with your Woot account – if you haven’t done so already. This is a one-time thing, not everytime there’s an offer!

Saturday: 12-month Adobe Creative Cloud for $40/mo [with $10 one time bonus gift card]

Saturday at the Amazon USA Gold Box has a couple of potentially interesting offers:

+ 12-month Adobe Creative Cloud subscription (all the software, not just the photographer) for $40 per month with a bonus $10 Amazon gift card
+ gift card is one time only, not every month!
+ you agree to a 12-month term, but you pay monthly, you don’t prepay the full year right away

+ $50 Applebees gift card for $40
+ given the COVID siutation, of interest if you live in a state where gift card balances never expire (eg California)
+ per the reviews, a number of buyers in 2018 were receiving gift cards un-activated or without balance
+ personally I never had a problem with gift cards purchased from Amazon (I did not buy Applebees gift cards as far as I can recall)
+ speaking of Amazon reviews, there’s always the Smart Alec review πŸ™‚

Manfrotto, Kingston, GoalZero, Genaray, Krane, Etc (ends Sat PM)

Good until Saturday at 11:59pm ET [with the customary closure between Fri PM and Sat PM – check their website for exact hours] is this set of B&H Photo daily deals:

+ MAnfrotto Advanced II Shoulder Bag (Large) for $40

+ GenAray Beacon LED Wand-Style Light for $139 with FREE Barndoors and FREE Battery included automatically by B&H while the promotion is running

+ Krane AMG250 Convertible Hand Truck/Platform Cart for $120

+ Agloves touchscreen gloves, eight options, $13 to $20

+ Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel for $50
+ enjoy truly unlimited sun while it’s free!
+ wait until cellular executives take possession of the sun ~ then you’ll have unlimited like you have “unlimited” cellphone plans πŸ™‚

+ MilSpec 16-AWG Extension Cord (Green, 50′) for $13
+ yes, that’s 50 feet, not 50 inches

+ 64GB Kingston Datatraveler DT50 USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $6.49
+ 5pk for $32, 10pk for $63

+ flash deal: Manfrotto Carbon Fiber Twin Leg Video Tripod Legs with Ground Spreader (100/75mm Bowl) for $400
+ next flash deal: no teaser as of the time of writing

Thursday: WD, GVM, Lowel, Manfrotto, EdelKrone, Celestron, Peak D, Apple MacMini flash deal, Etc

ThirstDAY is here already and with it it brings a new set of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Peak Design Everyday Sling (5L, Sage) for $50

+ ManFrotto Virtual Reality Carbon Fiber 3-Section Tripod for $350
+ just so we are clear, this tripod works in this real-reality, just like all other tripods do πŸ˜‰

+ GVM RGB-10S LED On-Camera RGB LED Video Light with Wi-Fi Control for $42

+ Lowel TotaLED Daylight LED Floodlight for $199

+ EDELKRONE HeadONE for $259

+ Celestron 10×32 TrailSeeker Binoculars (Green) for $139

+ WD 2TB Blue 3D NAND SATA III 2.5″ Internal SSD for $185

+ flash deal: Apple Mac Mini for $1149
+ next flash deal: 64GB Hoodman HCFAST steel memory card

Meanwhile the current Adorama daily deals [change Thursday at 10am ET] include:

+ Flashpoint eVOLV 200 Pro TTL Pocket Flash Round Head Pro Kit (Godox AD200 Pro) for $349

+ WiseLift WLT400 Rolling work station Swivel Table with USB Ports and Drink Holder for $229

+ a couple of COVIDalia: KN95 masks and a $15 non-contact infrared digital thermometer

UPDATE: it is SAMSUNG DAY at the Best Buy dailies that includes Samsung Note 10* phones, 4K Tizen TV, POWERbot, external SSD with encryption, a 2pk of Galaxy Buds+ [neo-romantic gift idea!], and a sale of the red-orange EVO Plus microSDXC cards ranging from 64GB ($14) to 512GB ($90). The 128GB card wins the GB/$ at the very specific price of $20.89…

And at the Woot dailies there’s new condition Androids, Surface Laptop 2, floor/desk lamp, and GoSun solar equipment. Because the sun is still free πŸ˜‰

Wedn: Pelican Air, Intel Compute Stick, Benro, Sony CFast 2.0

And just like that, Hump Day is here and we are just nine days away from the Inaugural COVID Black Friday! In the meantime, good until 11:59pm ET on 11/18/20, these are the latest B&H daily deals:

+ 32GB Sony CFast 2.0 G Series Memory Card for $60
+ or get a 2pk for $115

+ Intel Compute Stick with FREE BitDefender for $99
+ Atom x5-Z8300, 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMC on-board, etc

+ OnePlus 8T 5G Dual-SIM 256GB Unlocked for $629 in two color schemes with FREE OnePlus Buds

+ Pelican Air Cases for $178 to $277

+ BenRo MP80 Macro Head with Arca-Type Quick Release for $100

+ Technical Pro Webcam Mic / Camera Arm for $19

+ refurb TP-Link Archer A20 AC4000 Wireless Tri-Band Gigabit Router for $119

+ flash deal: Ruggard Slim Briefcase for 13-14″ Laptop for $12
+ next flash deal: Nanguang Compac200 Daylight Slim Soft Light Studio LED Panel (price before sale $550)

Tuesday: Nodal, Tamrac, Sirui, Genaray, Snaptain, Vello, Etc

It’s Tuesday, or for those working from home, ToonsDay πŸ™‚ A new set of B&H daily deals is here, good until 11:59pm ET tonight or earlier if sold out [plus a couple of flash deals]…

+ Snaptain SP510 2.7K Foldable Drone for $130
+ if it was more expensive, it would be Captain πŸ˜‰
+ but it could make for a great coverband name, Snaptain and Tennille πŸ˜‰

+ SirUI N-2004SK N-S Series Tripod (Aluminum) for $130
+ or as some like to call it, aluminium

+ Genaray Radiance Daylight LED Monolight for $349
+ no relation to Stormlight’s Knights of Radiance

+ Tamrac Tradewind Zoom Bag 2.4 (Dark Gray) for $13
+ NOTE: the bag itself does not zoom, neither optical, nor digital πŸ™‚

+ Nodal Ninja NN3 MKII Starter Package for $100

+ Vello LW-100 ExtendΓ‘ Wi-Fi Camera Remote Control for Select Canon, Nikon & Sony in three options, $80 to $180 [includes LR & C1 tethering]

+ IndiPRO Dual Fusion V-Mount Battery Charger for $125
+ it may sound like a power drink you get from the gym but it’s not πŸ˜‰

+ flash deal: NanGuang Compac100C Bi-Color Slim Soft Light Studio LED Panel for $169
+ next flash deal: Contec Deluxe Pulse Oximeter Blood Oxygen Level Monitor

UPDATE #1: for those shipping within the EU, Amazon Germany is offering today the 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC for 25 euro-dollars and the 64GB version of that for 14 euro-dollars…