Thursday: Tokina 23/1.4 ATX-m for $199, Lexar CFxB, Lowepro Photoshoot, Vanguard binos, REI, Etc

Hooray-Hooray it’s a LENS DAY at the Thursday 5/23/24 B&H Photo daily deals:

+ Tokina 23mm f1.4 ATX-m for Sony E for $199
+ the Fuji X goes for $269

+ Vanguard 8×42 Endeavor ED Binoculars for $150 with two FREEbies:
++ Vanguard VEO PA-62 Smartphone Digiscoping Adapter Kit
++ Vanguard BA-185 Binocular Tripod Adapter
++ mutual funds NOT included ๐Ÿ˜‰

+ Portabrace Audio Harness for $59

+ Lowepro Photosport Pro III Backpacks, two size options, $180 or $200

+ Kaiser Copy Stand RSX with RTX Arm for $900
+ or I’ll hold it with my stabilized hands for $9 an hour ๐Ÿ˜‰

+ 256GB LeXaR Professional CFexpress Type B Card GOLD Series for $120 after in-cart coupon
+ 1TB version of that for $280 after coupon

+ FLASH DEAL: SmallRIG FreeRover Carbon Fiber Photo Tripod Kit AP-100 for $167

Get your gear ready to practice! Free-streaming on Thursday at 12pm ET at Creative LIVE ON A I R is a 3-hour class, “High-Speed Photography: Capturing Motion” with Clay Patrick McBride. The class introduction (10 min long) is the “kindle sample” which you can watch at any time to see whether this class might be of potential interest.

And now something for REI fans, good until 5/27/24 they are running their Anniversary sale. REI members (you only pay once and you get a lifetime membership) get free standard US shipping without a minimum purchase amount. Members can also use coupon code ANNIV24 to get 20% off on a full price item and 20% off on an REI Outlet item.

Thursday: GVM 3LK, MacBookPRO M2 PRO, LumeCube, Lensbaby Obscura 50 with Fixed Body for $80 [6o], Etc

Thirsty-Thursday is here with a fresh set of B&H Photoo Daily Dealz:

+ Lensbaby Obscura 50 with Fixed Body for $80 in seven six options:
+ DSLR: Canon EF, Nikon F
+ MirrorNYET: Canon RF, M43rds, Fuji X, Sony E
+ SOLD OUT: Nikon Z

+ LumeCube Video Conferencing Lighting Kit LITE Edition with Stand for $45

+ Gator 52″ Utility Cart Standard for $170

+ GVM 672S-B Bi-Color LED Light Panel (3-Light Kit) for $430 with fREE GVM Softbox

+ SmallHD 1303 HDR 13″ Production Monitor for $2199

+ Apple 14″ MacBook Pro (M2 Pro, Space Gray) for $1949
+ M2 Pro 12-Core Chip
+ 16GB Unified RAM, 1TB SSD
+ 14.2″ 3024×1964 Liquid Retina XDR Screen
+ 19-Core GPU | 16-Core Neural Engine

Thursday: Sirui 35/1.8 Anamorphic for $349 [L/m43/RF], Delkin CFxB, Benro, Lenovo, Apple, SmallRIG, Etc

Power time at the Thursday 3/28/24 MEH daily deal, four options of Coleman Voyager Portable Battery Generators ranging from $230 to $530.

THEN off to our trusty B&H Photo daily deals we geaux where we find a fresh six-pack headlined by an anamorphic lens:

+ Sirui 35mm f1.8 Anamorphic 1.33x lens for $349 in M43rds, Leica L and Canon RF

+ Inovatic QR VESA System for $114

+ Delkin 512GB POWER CFexpress Type B Memory Card for $120

+ Benro MeFOTO RoadTrip Classic Series 1 Tripod with Monopod and Ball Head Kit (Black) for $80

+ 16″ LeNoVo IdeaPad Slim 5i Laptop (Cloud Gray) for $400
+ Core i5 10-Core (13th Gen)
+ 16GB LPDDR5 RAM | 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD
+ 16″ 1920 x 1200 IPS Display
+ Integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics

+ SmallRiG batteries, five options, $89 to $219

Adobe XD, Masking in Lightroom Classic and podcasting are among the free-streaming classes starting on Thursday at 12pm ET at Creative LIVE ON AIR..

A big Apple Woot Plus sale has launched (by 4/5/24 or earlier if sold out) featuring 39 options, some refurbished, some new condition, including MacBooks, iPads, iMacs and assorted accessories.

Speaking of Woot there’s an iPhones sale under “Electronics”, a monitors sale under “Computers” and a Garmin sale under “Clearance/Sellout”.

Amazon has another stock up your pantry sale, spend $50+ on participating products and save $10.

Wednesday: Sirui 50/1.8 Super 35 for $349 [X, E, M43, L, RF], Cage for a7S III, Pelican, coffee, Etc

Who says you have to spend a lot for a coffee machine? $10 (plus shipping) is all it takes at the Wednesday MEH daily deals, the Hakol Mini Travel Single Serve Coffee Maker (with refillable ground coffee permanent filtered basket) along with a 15 oz Travel Mug Coffee! Wow! It’s available in different color schemes… For reference, you can see a similar product at Amazon that goes for $25 and has plenty of customer reviews.

Not to be outdone, Amazon has a sale on Keurig machines and coffee pods. Coffee machines start at $60.

Wednesday is here with a new round of B&H Photo daily deals:

+ Sirui 50mm f/1.8 Super35 Anamorphic 1.33x Lens for $349 in five mirrorless systems: M43rds, Sony E, Fuji X, Leica L and Canon RF

+ SmallRIG Standard Cage Kit for Sony a7S III for $39

+ Intellytech Mega-8 Litecloth 3.0 Bi-Color LED Flexible Mat (V-Mount) for $1099

+ Pelican Carry-On Case with Trekpak Divider System (Black, Special 50th Anniversary Edition) for $230

+ Cyberpower BL1450U Battery Back-UPS for $110 after in-cart coupon

+ also Cleer truly wireless for $50

Over 10 hour long is the Wednesday Creative LIVE ON AIR headliner, streaming at 12pm ET, “The Art of Wildlife Photography” with Tom Mangelsen.

Pre-order new Olympus OM-1 Mark II [free battery bonus] and 9-18 and 150-600 lenses

It’s an Olympus M43rds party today for the more advanced photographers! Olympus has officially revealed the new OM-1 Mark II camera, along with two new M43rds lenses, the 9-18mm f4-5.6 II and the 150-600mm f5-6.3 IS. And they are all available for pre-ordering!

The OM-1 Mark II comes, for a limited time, with an extra BLM-1 battery, automatically included by the retailer!

It is available in two options, body only for $2400, and with 12-40mm f2.8 for $3000. Pre-orders available at B&H Photo. Shipping estimate is end of February 2024.

Optionally you can buy it TOGETHER with a lens and get a $300 off combined purchase discount. Four specific lenses are available. You can only get one $300 off discount during this promotion. The participating Olympus M43rds lenses are:

  • 90mm f/3.5 Macro IS PRO
  • 100-400mm f/5-6.3 IS
  • 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO
  • 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

The above $300 OFF combined purchase offer is available on the body-only and the “with 12-40/2.8” official kit.


+ 9-18mm f/4-5.6 II for $700
+ 150-600mm f/5-6.3 IS for $2700
+ I am rounding the prices [as usual]
+ these too are expected to come out end of February 2024

Here’s a six minute overview of the camera by B&H, YouTube-embedded below…

Tamron 35/2.8 Di III OSD w/FREEbies (filter kit, lens pouch, etc) for $199 [E]

If you are a fan of the Sony E system, Adorama has a Tamron 35mm f2.8 Di III OSD lens bundle for the E system going for $199 with the following freebies:

+ ProOptic 67mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit

+ Slinger Neoprene Lens Pouch – Small

+ Complete Optics Care and Cleaning Kit.

+ ProOPTIC Universal Lens Cap Tether

+ all reusable and repurposable accessories – if you are selling older gear on eBay and such, including these type of accessories as bonus can help the listing stand out in perceived value; and they too can pass them along to the next one ๐Ÿ™‚

Monday: Sirui 50/1.8 Ana for $329 [4o], DJI Avata, Benro, ARCO bags, Remote Switch [7o], Luxli, Etc

Monday 12/11/23 is a LENZE DAYE hooray-hooray at the B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Sirui 50mm f1.8 Anamorphic for $329 in Fuji X, Sony E, Leica L and M43rds

+ ARCO PRO video bags, eight options, $49 to $99
+ BAG the …6-pack of BAGS?
+ okay, may be that’s too much even for “Bag the Bags” addicts ๐Ÿ˜‰

+ Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for $30 for select Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Sony, Pana-Leica cameras
+ seven options, compatibility based on connector and such

+ LUXLi Celloยฒ 10″ On-Camera RGB LED Light Panel for $249 with FREE Luxli Barndoor Kit

+ MountIT Portable Height Adjustable Laptop & Projector Stand for $60 after in-cart coupon

+ Benro Video Head & Tripod Kit for $130 or $155

+ IndiPRO power thing for $400 in either V or Gold

+ flash deal: Polsen mic

DJI returns to the Adorama dailies for Monday with the DJI Avata Drone Explorer Combo with Goggles Integra for $889.

Wednesday: Tamron 18-200 VC for $329 [E], Nanuk, Winter, Hub, Leofoto, GVM, SmallRiG Cages for Sony, Etc

Wednesday is here and we are humping along with a new set of B&H Photo daily deals, and yes, it’s a LENZE DAYZE for the E:

+ Tamron 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di III VC for Sony E only, for $329

+ RucPAC Photographer’s Winter Apparel Package Extreme for $50, three size options

+ Nanuk 910 Hard Utility Case with Foam Insert for $40, nine color options, great for the color-code organization schemes

+ EzQuest 8-Port USB Type-C Multimedia Hub Adapter with Power Delivery 3.0 for $46

+ LEOfoto SA-324C Carbon Fiber Rifle Tripod and MG-40 Ball Head for $299

+ SmallRIG Rhinoceros Cage Kits for select Sony a-series cameras, $119 to $159

+ OBEN GH-30 Gimbal Head for $120 in alumin(i)um, $170 in carbon fiber

+ FLASH DEAL: GVM Mini Waterproof RGB LED On-Camera Light for $55

TWO are the offerings at the Adorama daily deals:

+ Optoma HZ40HDR Full HD Laser Home Projectoro for $999

+ Thrustmaster T150 Force Feedback Racing Wheel for PlayStation and PC for $150

Thursday: Sigma 14mm f1.4 DG DN ART for $1399 [E], Etc

Thursday is here, one week after Thanksgiving, do you still have leftovers in the fridge? ๐Ÿ™‚

Hooray-Hooray, this is turning into a LENS WEEK at the Adorama daily deals. Good for Thursday 11/30/23 in the Pacific time zone we have the following:

+ Sigma 14mm f1.4 DG DN ART for Sony E for $1399 after a $200 off in-cart coupon
+ the Leica L version does not get the $200 off coupon

+ miggo Agua Stormproof Cover with Landing Mat Drone for $50

+ Turnstile mic for $79

ON the FREE-streaming front starting at 12pm ET on Thursday the headliner at CreatiVe LiVe On-AiR is a 3.5 hour class “Photo Editing in Lightroom Classic for The Photo Enthusiast” with Jared Platt.

ARE YOU READY for some football? The headliner Amazon daily deal is an NFL licensed apparel sale with hats, scarfs, slippers, sweatpants, baby gear, shirts, sweaters, everything a fan needs except for …WINS ๐Ÿ™‚

Wednesday: Tokina 11-20/2.8 for $379 [C/N], Sigma 60-600 for $1749 [E], Canon Square QX10 for $99, Etc

Hooray-Hooray it’s a DOUBLE LENS DAY at the Wednesday Adorama daily deals running in the Pacific time zone or earlier if sold out:

+ Tokina 11-20mm f2.8 CF atx-i for $379 in Canon EF or Nikon F

+ Sigma 60-600mm f4.5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports for $1749 after in-cart coupon in Sony E
+ the Leica L does not have the in-cart coupon

+ Canon SELPHY Square QX10 Compact Photo Printer, Black for $99

+ SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless Gaming Headset for $249

Tuesday: Tokina 100/2.8 MACRO for $329 [C/N], Sigma 18-50/2.8 DC DN for $499 [E/L], Etc

Yes dear readers, we have back to back LENZE DAYZE [yes, I’m trying to make the spelling of this even more irritating] at the Adorama daily deals:

+ Tokina 100mm f2.8 MACRO atx-i for $329 in Canon EF or Nikon F

+ Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 DC DN Contemporaries for $499 in Sony E and Leica L
+ the Leica L actually gets a FREE bundle of lens accessories (including filters kit) and Corel software

+ Sachtler Adapter for aktiv 100mm Head/Slider for $85~

Sony a7 III body for $1498 with $50 MIR and FREEBIES

AND now lettuce take a look at the world of Sony E-system full frame cameras with the a7 III body only offered for $1498 as body only and $1698 with the 28-70mm at authorized Sony dealers.

Then there’s the optional $50 mail-in rebate for registering the camera with Sony. You can upload the barcodes and receipt but the $50 will be mailed to you in 6-8 weeks as a physical prepaid VISA card. Thus the “mail-in” part. Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚ This promotion covers a lot of Sony gear, $50 per item.

At B&H Photo the FREEbies are a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC, a Watson battery and a Lowepro Nova bag.

MEANwhile at Adorama, you have four different options of bundles. One of them comes with the Flashpoint R2 TTL on-camera flash, BUT if you want to fill up your basement with camera accessories, the aforelinked “Premium Kit” has 13 (!) FREEbies including a 64GB Extreme SDXC, camera bag, Tripod, charger stuff, remote shutter releases, Corel software, and more!

Nikon Z50 body for $757, with 16-50 for $897

Continuing with the Black Cyber options that run until CybeR Monday 11/27/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out, if you want to dive into the world of Nikon Z APS-C, the Z50 body only is on sale for a limited time for $757 at B&H Photo (no freebies) but if you want some basic FREEbies, at Adorama you get a 64GB Sandisk SDXC, bag, Corel software and a couple of trinkety accessories.

ON the same listings above, you will also find the “with 16-50mm” kit for $897, and for this, B&H has FREEbies (64GB Extreme PRO and bag), while Adorama has its usual Accessorapalooza!

Fascinating how Canon and Nikon managed to have between them eight different active camera systems ๐Ÿ™‚

Canon R5 Body with FREEbie Options for $2999 [R5 C for $3399]

Canon mirrorless time now of the full frame kind! The Canon R5 Body only is offered for $2999 while the kit with the Canon RF 24-105mm f4L IS USM goes for $4099. But the retailers below are also bundling it with FREEbies:

+ at B&H Photo you get a 2TB Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD V2

+ at Adorama you have analysis-paralysis of FOUR different FREEbie bundle options: one of them includes their house brands Flashpoint Monolight, another includes Capture ONE, another includes a Tripod, and another includes a CFexpress card

MEANwhile the Canon R5 C body only goes for $3399, while the “with 24-105” kit goes for a similar +$1100. B&H doesn’t have any FREEbies on these, but you have FIVE different OPTIONS of bundles at Adorama!!!

Olympus E-M1 Mark III body only for $999

Good until 11/27/23 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out), B&H Photo is offering the new condition Olympus E-M1 Mark III body only for $999.

The kit with the 12-45mm f4 lens goes for $1499, while the kit with the 40-150mm f4 goes for $1699. You can find them all on the aforelinked listing.

Panasonic G100 with 12-32 and FREEbie Options for $498

“Take Pictures With” bundles can be a good idea when jumping into a new camera system or as gifts for beginners and such. Which brings us to the Panasonic G100 bundled with the 12-32mm f3.5-5.6 lens and with a choice of FREEbies for $498.

+ at B&H Photo you get as FREEbies the Panasonic DMW-SHGR1 tripod grip, a Ruggard bag and a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO UHS-I SDXC

+ at Adorama you have the customary accessorapalooza that includes Corel software, Green Extreme extra charger & battery, 32GB Sandisk, bag, etc, etc, etc

+ as usual with Panasonic, you can optionally increase the original warranty from 1 to 3 years by taking action (PDF details at each authorized dealer as usual)

Fuji X-S10 Body with Bag and 128GB Extreme for $899

If you are tempted by the Fuji X-S* series, good until 11/27/23 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out), B&H Photo is offering a Fuji X-S10 body-only bundle with a Ruggard bag and a 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO UHS-I SDXC card for $899. That’s the same price elsewhere but without the two freebies.

For +$400 you can get it with the 18-55mm lens and the same two freebies.

TT Artisan Lenses on Sale (various systems)

If you are a fan of more budget-priced lenses, the TT Artisan Lenses are on sale for the Black Cyber weekend at Adorama (92 options) and Amazon (with Prime Exclusive discounts) and at B&H Photo (148 options). Be sure to price-check each lens of interest at each retailer, as they are too many to list here individually. At B&H, prices start at $49.50 (for the 25mm f2 in various systems).

TTArtisan has certainly grown up through the years. Now they have all kinds of lenses, including a few tilt-shift, Auto Focus, giant telephotos, pancakes, various system options (including Hasselblad X) and lots of Leica M-series, including …GOLD!

Panasonic G9 with 12-60/3.5-5.6 for $650

You would think that camera doorbusters are a thing of the past in these days of MAP and smartphones and action-cams and drones but NO! Amazon comes to the rescue, they are offering, for a limited time, the new condition Panasonic G9 with 12-60/3.5-5.6 (DC-G9MK) for $650. This is a M43rds camera that was announced in December 2017.

This kit is not available at B&H and Adorama. They have the body only for $900 with a free battery grip.

Thanks to this offer it is currently the #1 in the top selling Mirrorless cameras.

PS: keep in mind, these days of chaotic listings, the Amazon Top Seller charts are only as good as the categorization of various products. So it’s not uncommon to see “uncanon” products in the charts.

PS2: regular readers of this blog may recall that many years ago we used to traverse the best seller charts (when the categorization was more organized – mayhaps human-controlled vs AI?) and create weekly “Top Seller” posts. Those were the days ๐Ÿ™‚

Wednesday: Macro Ring Lights, Lexar, Bags, Tripod, Lensbaby Fixed w/Bokeh for $100 [8o], Etc

Wednesday, aka Black Friday’s Eve’s Eve, is here and #dailyReminder, B&H has already launched Black Friday pricing on Cameras & Lenses and they are also running their Holiday head start sale.

Now onwards towards the Wednesday 11/22/23 B&H Photo daily deals:

+ BOLT LED Macro Ring Lights, $30 or $40 options

+ Lensbaby Fixed Body with Creative Bokeh Optic for $100 in Canon EF or RF, Nikon F or ZZ Top, Sony E, Fuji X, Leica L and M43rds

+ Sirui VHD-2004L 2 Series Aluminum Tripod with Leveling Head for $49

+ PGY Landing Pad for Drones (21.6″) for $10

+ LEXAR 256GB Professional CFexpress Type B Card SILVER Series for $100 after in-cart couponization

+ 2-pack of Gator Universal Speaker Tote for 15″ Speaker for $90
+ that’s $45 per bag!
+ padded interior, check gallery pictures over there, could mayhaps be repurposed for camera/photography gear

+ Tascam mic kit for $27

+ FLASH DEAL: Nanuk 918 Case with Foam Insert for Set of Six Lenses (Graphite) for $75

Free-streaming at 12pm eT on WeDneSdAY at CrEaTiVe LiVE On-AirZzZ is a 5h 19m class “Intro to Lightroom CC for Beginners” with Daniel Gregory. Given the runtime, it will repeat four times in full.

Wednesday: Samyang AF 35-150/2-2.8 [E] for $999, Lexar, Sachtler, CamBee 2LK, Pelican, SmallHD, Etc

Wednesday is here and it is a big lens day for E photographers at the B&H Photo daily deals good until 11/15/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out. Yes, we ate up half of November 2023 and we are barreling towards Black Friday 2023 – just ten days away!

+ Samyang AF 35-150mm f2-2.8 for $999 in Sony E only
+ yes dear readers, this crazy thing is both auto-focus and full-frame!
+ tempting enough to make you want to get a Sony E 35mmFF camera just for this lens???

+ CamBEE Professional RGB 600 Panel 2-Light Kit (2LK) for $220
+ [all together now]: because you can’t have photography without light!

+ Sachtler Dr. Bag #3 for $139~
+ since they numbered them, we OCD/completists may feel compelled to get them all ๐Ÿ˜‰

+ MagNUS REX VT-5000 2-Stage Video Tripod with Fluid Head for $170

+ SmallHD INDIE 7 Touchscreen On-Camera Monitor for $999 with FREE cleaning cloth and 2pk of GVM charger with battery kit

+ LEXAR Professional CFexpress Type A Card GOLD Series, two options, further discounted in cart

+ Eartec goofy business headset-intercom type things

+ FLASH DEAL: Pelican 1510 Carry-On Case with Foam Set (Black) for $175 after in-cart coupon
+ yes, a day with TWO bag the bags ๐Ÿ™‚

If you find that mobile photography can get a bit stagnant, the CreativeLIVE On-AIR free-streamin’ comes to the rescue at 12pm ET with the Experimental Mobile Photography class with Lisa Carney. Runtime is 69 minutes, so it will repeat multiple times during the free-streaming window.

Comixology App PSA
If you are using the Comixology app, note that Amazon will be phasing it out. Your Comixology content is already integrated into the Kindle app which has been updated/upgraded to handle manga content. The Comixology app will be retired around December 3 in 2023.

Wedn: Sirui 24/2.8 Anamorphic 1.33x for $349 [5o], Tenba 16L Backpack, Delkin CFxB, LumeCube, Robus, Etc

And just like that, it’s time for the Half Time Show of the Week. In other words, it’s Wednesday! We start with another LENZE DAYE [all apologies to the Spelling Police for triggering you with multiple mizzspellingz] at the B&H Photo daily deals good until 11/1/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out.

Yes, with that, we have entered Black Friday month! There’s an “early Black Friday sale” on every street corner. And Dollar Tree is already out of the Xmas and Valentine’s and Easter products ๐Ÿ˜‰

+ Sirui 24mm f/2.8 Super35 Anamorphic 1.33x Lens for $349 in Fuji X, Sony E, M43rds, Canon RF and Nikon Z
+ the Leica L variant is SOLD OUT

+ Tenba Shootout 16L DSLR Backpack (Black, 2018 Edition) for $100
+ BAG the BAGPACK ๐Ÿ™‚

+ LumeCUBE XL RGB LED Tube Light (4ft) for $250

+ robUS RTH-1050 Triple Action Ball Head for $200

+ SmallRIG VB99 Mini V-Mount Battery (99Wh) for $239 minus $84 in-cart coupon
+ yes, true fact, I’m too brain-lazy to do the subtraction in my head or open up the calculator app ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

+ Optoma L1 1050-Lumen XPR UHD 4K Ultra Short-Throw 4-LED Projector for $1099
+ not to be confused with Free-Throws in basketball

+ FLASH DEAL: SHAPE Pro Video Carbon Fiber Tripod with 100mm Bowl & Fluid Head (45 lb Payload) for $1974~
+ OR you can travel back in time and buy 197 Ritz/Wolf single-use tripods ๐Ÿ˜‰

Monday: Venus 9/T2.9 Cine, Tenba DNA, LumeCube 2.0, Manfrotto, GVM PRO, Ponte Leather, Anton Bauer for Sony a7/9, Etc

Back to back Lenze Dayze at the B&H Photo daily deals, good until Monday 10/30/23 at 11:59pm ET:

+ Venus Optics Laowa 9mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine Lens for $449 in black in six options: RF, E, m43rds, Z, X, L
+ the RF option is also available in silver for $499

+ LumeCube 2.0 Professional 22-Piece LED Lighting Kit for Camera Video & Photography for $140

+ GVM Pro SD200B Bi-Color LED Monolight (200W) for $189

+ Ponte Leather Canvas Camera Lift-Strap for $15 in four color options

+ Manfrotto MVH500A Fluid Drag Video Head with MVT502AM Tripod and Carry Bag for $250 after in-cart coupon
+ a day without a tripod is not a day!

+ LG UltraWide 34BQ650-W 34″ 1080p HDR 100 Hz Monitor for $269

+ Anton BAuer Titon Base Kit for Sony a9, a7R III, a7S III for $236~

+ FLASH DEAL: Tenba DNA 15 Slim Messenger Bag (Black Special Edition) for $100

AND for The Cable Fan Club, the Monday MEH daily deal is a 3-Pack of Statik 360 Pro 100W Universal Magnetic Charge Cable (6ft) for $30 plus shipping.

The Creative LIVE ON-AIR free-streaming headliner starting Monday at 12pm ET is Film and Digital Formats for “Creative Fashion Photography” with Emily Soto with 81 minute runtime, so it will repeat multiple times.

Wedn: Venus Optics Laowa 12mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine for $1199 [5o], GVM PRO, Case Logic, Gitzo Systematic, Joby Pod, Etc

Hooray-Hooray it’s a LENZ DAYE at the B&H Photo daily deals good until Wednesday 10/18/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Venus Optics Laowa 12mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine for $1199 in Canon EF and RF, Sony E, Leica L and PL-mount

+ GVM Pro SD300B Bi-Color LED Monolight for $289 in 300W or $749 in 650W

+ Gitzo GT5543LS Systematic Series 5 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long) for $1000 after a …$420 in-cart coupon

+ CaseLOGIC Viso Camera Sling Bag (Medium, Black) for $25
+ Bag the BAGS!

+ JOBY GripTight GorillaPod Stand PRO for $35

+ Philips true wireless for $75

ON the free-streaming front starting at 12pm ET at Creative LIVE ON-AIR for Wednesday we have three potentially interesting classes:

+ “Family Photography: Creating a Successful Business” with Kirsten Lewis, nearly 11 hours long

+ “Greeting Cards in Photoshop” with Khara Plicanic, 2 hours long

+ “Optimize Your Online Store” with Andreea Ayers, nearly 5.5 hours long

Amazon has Funkos, P&G and …XMas ebooks
The Amazon USA Gold Box has gone wild with a variety of things:

+ FUNKO POPs starting at $5, including Star Wars, Marvel, Disney, etc

+ Spend $100+ on select P&G products and receive a $25 Amazon credit
+ brands include Bounty, Cascade, Charmin, Puffs, Downy, Pampers, Gain, Febreeze, Swiffer, Gillette, Braun, Pantene, Olay, Always Discreet, Meta Mucil (or just buy bulk psyllium husk instead), etc
+ it’s only a matter of time before P&G buys a camera company too ๐Ÿ˜‰

+ 110+ Xmas Kindle ebooks including romances and mysteries

Prime Dayz: Sony and Canon Lenses, Nikon Z and Sony cameras

AND now a round-up of the camera and lens group offerings at the Prime Deal Dayz, too many to list individually:

+ Sony Lenses sale (around 30 options)

+ Sony iLC cameras sale (10 options, mix of APS-C and 35mmFF)

+ Nikon Z cameras sale, seven options

+ Canon Lenses and Binos sale, 17 options

Panasonic S5 with 20-60 and 85mm for $1700 [NEW] [PD]

It looks like when I saw it yesterday, it was having the old price, but today the new condition Panasonic S5 two lens kit with the 20-60mm and 85mm lenses is on sale for $1700 by Amazon itself, as part of the Prime Dayz of October 2023 sale!

IF you are not a Prime member and this looks like a good deal to you, you can start a 30-DAY FREE TRIAL and grab it!

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

This offer is open to all! Let me explain…

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

Considering the number of options in the listing, there’s always the possibility of a mix-up for the USED items. But when you add the two-lens kit to the shopping cart, it shows it’s the two lens kit. But you never know, so take screenshots and such to be on the safe side ๐Ÿ™‚

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

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

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

Preorder the new irresistible Nikon Zf for $2000

Trigger warning: if you like sexy old-school style digital cameras, stop reading this as you may fall into a $2000 temptation ๐Ÿ˜‰

Available for pre-ordering right now is the new Nikon Z f (Zf is a less goofy spelling in my opinion) mirrorless camera that wants to empty all your wallets! It is available for pre-ordering for $2000 as body only, or $2600 with the 24-70mm f4 lens or $2237 with the 40mm f2 lens.

Yes, slowly but steadily Nikon wants you to re-buy everything twice, in FX and DX, but in mirrorless this time ๐Ÿ™‚

Pre-orders are accepted right now at B&H Photo and Adorama where you can optionally add the Nikon FTZ II adapter for +$150 as a bundle option.

Already plenty of reviewalia on the interwebs and also on the YouTube. YouTube-embedding below Kai W’s take. Let’s get him to 1 million subscribers! Trigger warning for US audiences, he says “Nikkkkon” and Zed ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thursday: Viltrox f1.8 Primes for $250 each [E/Z], Kowa, Vanguard, Etc

IF you part of the Sony E or the Nikon Z system, or if you are planning to join soon, it’s your lucky day at the 8/31/23 B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Viltrox AF prime lens sale for $250 per lens
+ three lenses are available, the 24/1.8, 35/1.8 and 50/1.8
+ available in Sony E or Nikon Z
+ the lenses are made only in these two options

+ KOWA TSN-88A 88mm PROMINAR Spotting Scope Kit with TE-11WZ II WA-Zoom Eyepiece (Angled Viewing) for $2699
+ because the UFOs are coming!

+ VanGuard Alta Pro 263AB 100 Aluminum-Alloy Tripod Kit with SBH-100 Ball Head for $110

+ SmallRIG Top Handle with ARRI-Style Anti-Twist Mount for $42

+ Benro Sidekick Pocket Smartphone Adapter (Silver) for $23

+ Lowepro GearUp Memory Card Wallet 20 (Dark Gray) for $18~

The TOP DEALS party continues at the Adorama daily deals for today as well.

Starting at 9am pacific time on Thursday, this round of free-to-stream classes at Creative LIVE On AIR are headlining by the “Sharing and Publishing in Lightroom Mobile” by Jared Platt, a very digestable 30 minutes of runtime, so it will repeat almost 50 times during the free-to-watch window!