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

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

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

+ AquaTech Sensory Gloves for $25 in various sizes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PS: no, Rylo has nothing to do with Kylo Ren 😉

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

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

More on the Mega Deal zone in yesterday’s post

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

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

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

Of Lens interest:

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

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

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

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

+ various lens adapters, converters, etc

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

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

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

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

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

+ Genaray MonoBright Daylight LED 750 for $115

+ Manfrotto MVMXPROA5US Aluminum XPRO Video Monopod+ for $140

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday: Sunpak Platinum Plus Tripods $15 to $30

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

+ 58-inch 5858D for $15

+ 61-inch Ultra 6000PG for $30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

+ SmallHD FOCUS SDI Monitor Kit for $199~

+ headphone holder for $12

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

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

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

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

+ Cactus LVS laser trigger for $30

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

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

+ also iK Multimedia , Hoodman climbing rope neckstands

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

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

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

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

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

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

+ ChargeWorx Magnetic Mount Kit for $8

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

+ HoodMan 64GB HCFAST Steel Memory Card for $80

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

+ also Auray studio monitor stands and Blizzard LED light

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

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

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

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

+ G-Technology hard drives, three options

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

+ Delkin Fat Gecko Vice Camera Mount for $25

+ also Blue Snowball mic, iK smartphone rig

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

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

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

+ Platinum Plus flexible tripod for $10

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

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

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

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

+ ManFrotto Advanced Active Backpack I for $45

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

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

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

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

+ also Ring video doorbells and Samson wireless mics

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

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

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

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

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

+ DataColor Spyder5ELITE Display Calibration System for $150

+ LuxLi Cello 10″ RGBAW LED Light for $229

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

+ Kolibri Hellfire HD Camera Drone for $25

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For lots more action, check their Holiday shopping deals

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

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

+ 512GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $64

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Freefly Movi Cinema Robot Stabilizer for $250

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

NiSi V5 Pro 100mm Filter Holder Kit for $88

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

+ Pentax 8×21 UCF R Binocular for $33

+ RucPac Professional Tech Headlamp for $25

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

+ Polaroid Mint pocket printer with zink for $83~

+ limit two of each item per customer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

+ Sennheisr HD8 DJ Headphones for $140

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

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

+ Kensington Ultimate Presenter with Virtual Pointer for $20

Thur: Manfrotto NX Camera Backpack for $40

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

+ Kolibri Torpedo Nano Camera Drone for $15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tue: Corel software, refurbished Google Pixels

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

+ Corel Video Studio Ultimate 2019 for $35

+ Corel Draw Home and Student Suite 2019 for $60

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

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

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

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

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

+ DataColor SpyderLensCal Autofocus Calibration Aid for $40

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

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

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

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

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

Green Monday round-up

To save up on individual posts, in this post we have a Green Monday round-up…

NewEgg has gone all green banner for their own Green Monday sale with the usual assortment of tech and electronics and the like. The usual song and dance with emails and promo codes…

Plenty of sales at Adorama, including a Canon Holiday sale featuring their mirrorless and DSLR cameras, lenses, flashes, printers and such. .. They also have the best deals of the season on their own house brands (Flashpoint, GLOW, Slinger, CLAR, etc)….

But we are not done with Adorama, they also have new low prices on some of the Sony cameras and lenses featuring their 35mm full frame a-series mirrorless, along with some RX-series and APS-C series and lenses and flashes and such…

We already mentioned them, but as a refresher, B&H is also running their own Green Monday deals….

Not to be outdone, Monoprice has its own Green Monday sale or if you feel like e-digging into the bargain bin, they also have a clearance/overstock sale

Last and mayhaps least, at the Amazon Gold Box, they have yet another sale on Anker charging products featuring power-banks, cables, wireless and wall chargers…

Monday: Bag the Bags (9 options), Studio Lighting, Dell, 15.4″ MacBook PRO, Etc

Forget about Cyber Monday, Green Monday is what it’s all about 🙂 And those are B&H’s rolling Green Monday deals…

… but the B&H daily deals continue undeterred with a new 7-pack plus the flash deals:

+ Bag the Bags sale: nine options, from $10 to $, from Think Tank, Lowepro, InCase, ONA, Jill-E, ManFrotto and Case Logic

+ Dell P2219H 21.5″ 16:9 Ultrathin Bezel IPS Monitor for $110
+ HDMI / DisplayPort / VGA Inputs, 1920 x 1080, 1000:1 Contrast Ratio, etc

+ Studio Lighting, five options, $100 to $1300 from Dracast, Angler and Light-n-Motion

+ Senal SHM-1000 professional monitor headphones for $45, well-reviewed semi-exclusive B&H brand?

+ Apple 15,4″ MAcBook PRO with Touch Bar for $2200 to $2650

+ MoZa AirCross 2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer Professional Kit for $419 (so close to 420!)

+ Ruggard Electronic Dry Cabinets, eight options, $70 to $1000
+ not sure if these are also good for the cigar and puerh tea afficionados

FLASH DEALS
+ now: VorTex 8×42 Diamondback Binocular for $120
+ later: JBL 5.1 soundbar thing, Bescor BiC light thing, Saramonic mic thing

Mevo Plus Live Event Camera w/Accessory Bundle for $399

The latest Adorama daily deal is another bundle, it is the new condition Mevo Plus Live Event Camera by Livestream With Accessory Bundle (four different products bundled together) going for $399 with free US shipping. The aforelinked page has a countdown clock on the offer…

Sunday: Memory Card Sale: Sandisk and Lexar (SD and microSD, 32GB to 400GB)

Memory cards abound in the Sunday Amazon USA Gold Box as part of yet another variation of the Computer Accessories sale, this time around the theme being items priced individually under $100. The memory cards:

SD, SDHC, SDXC, SD-whatever
+ yellow Sandisk Extreme SDXC (up to 250MB/sec, UHS-II, V60, C10, U3) for $28 (128GB) or $15 (64GB)
+ the 128GB “Wins” the bang for the buck obviously

+ gray-black Sandisk Ultra SDXC (up to 100MB/s, UHS-I, C10, U1) for $33.49 (256GB) or $17~ (128GB)

+ Lexar Professional 1667X gray-black SDXC cards (up to 150MB/sec, UHS-I, V30, C10, U3) for $19 (128GB)

+ Lexar Professional 667X yellow-black SDXC cards (up to 100MB/sec, UHS-I, V30, C10, U3) for $19 (128GB)

+ Lexar Professional 633X yellow-black SDXC cards (up to 95MB/sec, UHS-I, V30, C10, U3) for $14 (128GB), 32GB for $5

microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, microSD-whatever
+ 256GB gold-red Sandisk Extreme (V30, A2, U3, UHS-I) for $40

+ Sandisk Ultra (A1, C10, UHS-I, U1) for $47 (400GB) or $30 (256GB) or $25 (200GB) or $15.49 (128GB) or $9 (64GB)
+ bang for the buck is very close between the three largest capacities (calculator is needed to figure out the winner)

Other Things
+ various USB flash drives
+ gaming accessories
+ metal network switch
+ and… cat ears of sorts ???

Find them all at the PC accessories under $100 at the Amazon USA Gold Box, good until 11:59pm pacific on Sunday 12/8/19 (or earlier for any item that may sell out)…

Limit three of each item per customer. Not sure what happens to the limit if there are multiple options under the same root listing, eg different storage options of the same memory card…

Sunday: Rokinon 50mm T1.5 for $369 (C/N/E/m43), X-Rite, Kodak, Sandisk, Etc

It’s a Lens Day at the Sunday B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for any item that may sell out). There’s also a couple of flash deals…

+ Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS for $369 in Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, and M43rds

+ X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Photo for $65

+ 32GB Sandisk Ultra UHS-I microSDHC Memory Card with SD Adapter and USB 2.0 Card Reader for $6

+ Kodak Film Scanners and Viewers, four options, $30 to $110

+ Manfrotto Nitrotech N12 Video Head for $330

+ RotoLight RL48 Interview Kit V2 for $80

Flash Deals
+ now: AC-2341L 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs for $80
+ later: UNDFIND One Bag 10″ Laptop and Camera Bag (Baroque, Canvas) (price before sale $40)

Cyber Monday may be over but the sales continue with another “named” Monday. The sales are now Green Monday ~ hopefully named so because we are all so diligently recycling all the unneeded packaging and materials from all of our Black Cyber Friday-Monday sales 😉

Friday: Kodak Portable Instant Photo Printer for $62, Etc

Of potential interest in the Friday Amazon USA Gold Box:

+ Kodak Portable Mobile Instant Photo printer for $62~

+ Mobile Pixels Duex 12.5-inch portable dual monitor for laptops for $175

Speaking of Amazon, they continue their Sony Instant Savings promotion on select Sony full frame and APS-C iL digital cameras

Vanguard VEO 2 AM-264TR Aluminum Monopod with 3 Leg Locking Base for $50

The current Adorama daily deal [now with a new link] is the new condition Vanguard VEO 2 AM-264TR Aluminum Monopod with 3 Leg Locking Base offered for $50 with free US shipping. No mail-in rebates, no coupons, just add to cart and proceed to checkout… For more Adorama action, check their Cyber Week offerings

Thur: Fujinon Bino, D&S CF Tripod w/BH, Dracast BiC V-mount

Seven is the magic number these days for the B&H daily deals plus of course the Flash Deals that rotate through the calendar day in the eastern time zone. So what does Thursday 12/5/19 bring us?

+ Davis & Sanford TR654C-36 Traverse Carbon Fiber Grounder Tripod With Ball Head for $90
+ no relation to Mumford & Sons or classic TV shows

+ FujiNon 10×42 KF Binocular for $90
+ mayhaps they should have test-marketed the name FujiNon in France before deciding upon it? 🙂
+ think along the lines of Chevy NoVa

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

+ DraCast S-Series LED1000 Bi-Color LED Light with V-Mount Battery Plate for $195 with FREE Barndoors
+ barn animals not included [okay, I used this joke one too many times, I must admit]

+ also Optoma DLP projector, FocusRite audio interface and Lorex security cameras

Flash Deals
+ now: Musician’s Value MKPF3 6” Clamp-On Microphone Pop Filter and 10″ Gooseneck with Desk Clamp for $10
+ later: Musicians Value C3 Series CS-MCRB1 Round-Base Microphone Stand

64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-II for $85

The latest Adorama daily deal is the new condition 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-II memory card (up to 300MB/sec, U3, C10) going for $85 with free US shipping while this promotion is running. There is a countdown clock on the page. Unlike most daily deals, the Adorama daily deals are transcend calendar days ~ if my head-math is correct, they start at 10am eastern every day…

Wedn: Sigma 105/1.4 DG ART HSM (Sony E) for $1249, Spyder X, Bags, Browning, Etc

The Cyber Week party continues at B&H Photo…

… but so does another installment of the B&H daily deals and today (Wednesday 12/4/19, three ’til Xmas 2019) it’s a LENS day!

+ Sigma 105mm f1.4G DG ART HSM for $1249 only in the Sony E mount

+ DataColor SpyderX Pro Colorimeter for $100
+ DataColor SpyderX Elite for $170

+ Browning Strike Force Pro XD Trail Camera for $130 with FREE keychain flashlight

+ PortaBrace Carry Case for DJI Ronin-S for $129

+ MINDSHIFT GEAR Outbound Camera Holsters, four options (10 through 50 model numbers) for $28 to $40

+ Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ 127mm f/9 Reflector Telescope, Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Bundle for $100 with FREE Moon Filter (werewolves not included)

+ Pelican lights, two options, $15 to $24

Flash Deals
+ now: COREL Painter 2019 (Multi-Lingual Retail Edition, 1-User License, Boxed) for $129
+ later: JBL Active Speaker Starter Pack Studio Monitor Enhancement Set

Tue: Kodak Film & Slide Scanners, Galaxy Note 9 for $650, Etc

Also among the Amazon Gold Box deals of the day for Tuesday 12/3/19 is a sale of four Kodak Film and Slide devices. Three of them are film and slide scanners with prices ranging from $63 to $112. The fourth item is a battery-operated Film and Slide viewer going for $31~.

Also part of the Tuesday daily deals:

+ unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for $649
+ or 512GB version for $839
+ available in three color options
+ up to three per customer per option (I think)

+ Alienware desktop and laptop, $980 to $2000

+ Anker Nebula projectors and accessories (that’s the tripod looking thing)

Tue: Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 + $10 Gift Card for $55

One of the Amazon Gold Box deals of the day for Tuesday 12/3/19 is the Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 offered for $55 but you also receive a $10 Amazon gift card. From the looks of it, Elements you can get a Disc in the mail or a digital download for Mac or PC. However the $10 Amazon gift card will arrive as a plastic gift card by mail in a greeting card. On the plus side, you can repurpose the greeting card 🙂

Tuesday: Canon C100 Dual Pixel for $1299, Slik Lite, Etc

Many of the B&H Cyber Fri-Monday sales continue over there but a new day dawns which means…

… a new round of name-brand B&H daily deals is running until 11:59pm ET on Tuesday (or earlier if sold out) as follows:

+ Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only) for $1299

+ Slik Lite AL-420S Tripod with LED Center Column Flashlight for $49, AL-420M for $59

+ Vello LENS-2020 Lens Calibration Tool for $25

+ EdelKrone FlexTILT Head 2 Pan/Tilt Camera Head for $100

+ InFocus IN136 4000-Lumen WXGA DLP Projector for $319

+ Kolibri U818A Discovery Delta-Recon Tactical Edition Wi-Fi Quadcopter with 720p HD Camera (Military Matte Green) for $30

+ CyberPower CP1000AVRLCD Intelligent LCD UPS for $80

Monday: 13.3″ Macbook PRO, WD Drives, Studio Lighting, Etc

The B&H Cyber Monday offers have gone live!

In addition to those, the B&H Daily Deals for Monday 12/2/19 (Monday the ordinary weekday, not Monday the Cyber Monday) are also running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ WD hard drives, 18 options, $80 to $1100 (internal, external, SSD, NAS, etc)

+ Studio Lighting equipment, nine options from various brands, $24 to $350

+ 13.3″ Apple MacBook PRO, 14 options, $1100 to $2400

+ also Acer and Dell monitors, $350 15.6″ Acer Aspire 5 laptop, $20 Sennheiser earphones

Flash Deals
+ now: Advanced Camera Backpack Compact 1 for CSC (Black) for $40
+ later: Magnus 3-way pan and tilt head, Boling LED RGB video light, Tascam headphones and Accsoon wireless video transmitter

Sunday: Oben Tripod w/BH, Vello wireless, Zoom H5, Lenovo, Etc

Good until Sunday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) you have the following set of B&H daily deals:

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

+ Zoom H5 4-Input / 4-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Interchangeable X/Y Mic Capsule
for $210

+ Vello wireless shutter releases, six options, $30 each

+ also Lenovo Ideapad S340 laptop with MS Office (or mistyped as Occife), JBL sound, TP-Link Archer and Kanex docking station for iPads

+ flash deal: LowePro ViewPoint BP 250 Backpack for DJI Mavic Drone or Action Cameras (Black) for $50
+ next: Corel VideoStudio Ultimate 2019 (Box)

Starts 2:19pm ET: Samyang 35mm f1.4 AF (FE) Lightning Deal

According to the Camera & Photo Lightning Deals schedule, starting at 2:19pm ET today there is going to be a lightning deal on the new condition Samyang 35mm f1.4 auto focus lens for the Sony E (FE) system. The price before the sale is $499. Since this listing/lens is only available in FE, we are 99% certain the lens that will be on sale will be for E/FE 🙂

Other potentially interesting lightning deals in the next few hours:

+ in-progress: APEMAN A79 4K Action Camera 20MP WiFi External Microphone Remote Control Underwater 40M Waterproof Sports Cam for $40
+ 87% claimed as of 8:53am ET

+ starts 9am ET: GoPro Hero5 Black (E-Commerce Packaging)
+ price before sale $170

+ starts 5:40pm ET: Zhiyun Smooth 4 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer (price before sale $99)

+ starts 6:10pm ET: Godox AD600BM Bowens Mount 600Ws GN87 High Speed Sync Outdoor Flash Strobe Light with 2.4G Wireless X System
+ price before sale $439

+ other items on lighting deal for the next few hours include Nanuk waterproof hard cases, various action cams (of course), tripods, bags, batteries/chargers, lighting and lights, digiframes, etc

13.3″ Apple Macbook Air (21 options), Spider, Zhiyun, Computeralia, Etc [ends Sat PM]

Happy Black Friday in the eastern time zone with seven more B&H daily deals running until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out). Plus there are some flash deals:

+ 13.3″ Apple MacBook Air, 21 options, $1000 to $1700

+ Acer gaming laptops, two options, $500 to $1000

+ computer monitors, four options, $90 to $190

+ Sony Xperia 10 unlocked smartphone for $170

+ ZhiYun Teh CRANE 3 LAB Handheld Stabilizer for $469

+ various studio lighting items, 12 options, $22 to $880

+ Spider hand straps (the full name is much longer) for $30

The Flash Deals
+ GorillaPod 5K Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head Kit with 33% off in-cart discount

+ later: Manfrotto BeFree and Vanguard VEO 37 bag