Sigma 45mm f2.8 DG DN Contemporary for $399 [Sony E] {also Battery Grips for Sony a-series, and Bushnell}

It’s a LENS-DAY at the Adorama daily deals running until Tuesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Sigma 45mm f2.8 DG DN Contemporary for $399 in the Sony E option
+ the Leica L is not on sale

+ Green Extreme battery grips for select Sony a-series full frame mirrorless cameras (select a7 and a9 models) for $49
+ check product page, reviews, specs, etc for compatibility

+ NiSi 100mm Starter Kit III with V6 Filter Holder and Pro CPL for $349

Meanwhile at AMazon’s, one of their Monday daily deals is the Bushnell Falcon 133410 Binoculars with Case (Black, 7×35 mm) offered for the very specific price of $20.51. Free shipping for Prime members. Up to five per customer at the sale price. Sold and shipped by Amazon itself which by the way also offers the SAMSUNG Galaxy Buds Live True Wireless for $105 in various color schemes (US version)…

Then among the offers at the Bestest Buy you can find a 512GB Sandisk Ultra PLUS microSDXC going for $90, while the 2TB WD Easystore goes for $55…

Thursday: ONA, GVM, Movo, Lenovo, Sigma 10-20/3.5 DC EX HSM for $299 [Nikon F], Acer Spin 713 ChromeOS, Etc

Quest your THIRST-DAY with yet another LENZE-DAY [yes, I know this is an irritating spelling of “lens”, that’s why I’m doing it :)] at the B&H Photo dailies going until 8/26/21 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier IFF sold out):

+ Sigma 10-20mm f3.5 EX DC HSM for $299 in Nikon F only
+ the Canon EF is discontinued, while the Sony A and Sigma SA are not on sale
+ yes, a wide zoom APS-C lens, 15-30mm-ish equivalent-ish
+ it’s Shiguma time, believe it!

+ 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO UHS-II SDXC (up to 300MB/sec, V90, U3, C10) for $150 after in-cart coupon

+ GVM Mini Waterproof RGB LED On-Camera Light for $99
+ bonus point: looks adorkable

+ ONA Brixton Camera/Laptop Messenger Bag (Leather, Dark Truffle) for $279 with FREE Canvas Wax
+ PRO TIP: ear wax is not a substitute for canvas wax

+ Logan 450-1: 40″ Artist Elite Mat Cutter for $135

+ Movo GH800 Carbon Fiber Professional Gimbal Tripod Head for $130

+ Lenova 15.6″ IdeaPad Gaming 3 Laptop for $599 with FREE Bitdefender 1-year subscription (up to five devices)
+ i5-10300H Quad, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD, 15.6″ 1920 x 1080 IPS,NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
+ bonus point: you can say hello to the Chinese government while its super-secret spyware is running πŸ˜‰

IF you are fond of improving home-improvement, a limited time promo code gets you a $100 Lowe’s e-gift card for $95 among the NewEGG dailies… Up to three per customer… There’s also 12TB WD, monitor, TV, networking, headphone and the other usual options over there…

A fancy Chromebook is among the Thursday Best Buy dailies, the 13.5″ ACER Spin 713 going for $430. For that you get the i5-10210U, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 2K VertiView 3:2 IPS Gorillaz touchscreen (2256 x 1504), backlit keyboard [VERY USEFUL], 360-degree rotation, up to 10 hours battery, two USB-C (DisplayPort support), one USB 3.0 Type A, microSD slot, HDMI 1.4, Wifi 6, 1-year warranty, etc… Oh, you also get a vial with “Tears of Windows” πŸ˜‰

It averages 4.6 out of 5 based on 574 customer reviews as of the time of writing of this bog-post πŸ™‚ The first customer review there says you can replace the SSD yourself if you are careful and know what you are doing (PRO TIP: abstain from coffee/sugar overdose before attempting this LOL)…

Per the Google Auto Update Expiration page, this will be getting updates until June 2028…

Don’t tell your coffee purist friends, but among the Amazon Gold Box offers for Thursday there’s a sale on select 80-packs of Maud Variety Packs of K-Cups for $24… One of the options is decaf, one is original, and one is “super flavored” [offer this to your coffee purist friends LOL]

UPDATE: not a back to back lens day at the Adorama dailies, instead, running until Friday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out) it is the new condition Movo Photo UM700 USB Desktop Studio Microphone with Adjustable Polar Patterns going for $80 with free US shippings…

Wedn: Sigma 150-600/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports for $1499 [EF], GVM, 12TB WD, 1TB CFexpress, Etc

OOPS, forgot about Dre, and also forgot about Tuesday! But time won’t stand still as everyone’s favorite Canadians sang a few years ago, and here we are, on Wednesday 8/25/21, just four months away from Christmas, are you sure you fit into your Santa Uniform?

We start with the B&H Photo daily deals with a LENZE-DAY!

+ Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM, part of the new Sigma “Sporty Spice” line-up [okay, Sports lineup] going for $1499 but only for Canon EF
+ the Nikon F and Sigma SA are not on sale

+ 12TB WD Elements external USB 3.0 HDD for $280

+ GVM Bi-Color LED Ring Light (18″) for $75

+ Manfrotto 608 Nitrotech Fluid Video Head and Aluminum Twin Leg Tripod with Ground Spreader for $650 after automatic in-cart qoupon

+ 1TB Wise Advanced CFX-B Series CFexpress Memory Card with CFexpress / SDXC Card Reader for $649

+ IDX CUE-H180 179Wh Compact Li-Ion V-Mount Battery for $199

Sigma 16mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary for $319 [E]

Also part of the Adorama dailies is another lens, I’m creating a separate post because it gets very confusing to put two lens names in a blog-post name, especially if they are made by a different manufacturer.

The lens is the new condition Sigma 16mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporiaries going for $319 in Sony E… As the “DC” in the model name suggests, this is an APS-C lens…

The other options (M43rds, Canon EF-M, Leica L) are not part of the sale (they go for $400).

The Adorama daily deals refresh at 10am ET every day, so this is good until Saturday at 10am ET, but because of the Passover holiday, this offer may repeat again [this is only my speculation]…

Thursday: Sigma 10-20 f3.5 EX DC HSM [N] for $299, Etc

Hooray, hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the B&H Photo daily deal good until 11:59pm ET on Thursday 3/25/21 or earlier if sold out…

+ Sigma 10-20 f3.5 EX DC HSM for $299 in the Nikon F system
+ the Canon EF and Sigma SA options are NOT on sale

+ 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 Memory Card for $90

+ fstop Reusable 3-Layer Cotton Adult Face Mask for $5, multiple color options

+ Twilight OneMo Backpack 25L & Shoulder Bag (Twilight Black) for $119
+ that’s two bags!

+ Blackmagic Mini Converter HDMI to SDI for $99

+ WIRAL Lite Cable Camera Motion System for $249 with FREE WIRAL 12.6V LiPo Battery for WIRAL LITE Cable Cam

+ Adobe Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements 2021 for $90 in your choice of DVD by mail or digital download

+ flash deal ends 12pm ET: Ruggard Professional Tech Headlamp for $25

+ flash deal starts 12pm ET: Manfrotto 608 Nitrotech Fluid Video Head and Carbon Fiber Twin Leg
+ price before sale $1170 with FREE Ultrasone Signature STUDIO Headphones

UPDATE #1: the Thursday Best Buy daily deals include a 5TB WD Easystore external HDD for $95 among other things…

The Woot daily deals include an AMD Surface Laptop 3, Samsung phones, and such…

The NewEGG dailies include the usual techie stuff along with a $100 Lowe’s digital gift card for $95.

UPDATE #2: The latest iteration of Adorama daily deals [changes Friday 10am ET] includes the Tascam DR-40X 4-track audio recorder with a Shure condenser mic for $230, and a 2-pack of 8TB Seagate Ironwolf 3.5″ SATA HDD (7200rpm) for $370…

Thursday: Sigma 10-20/3.5 EX DC HSM for $299 [N], Zeapon, CamCase, Sirui, Elements 2021, Raspberry PI, Etc [UPDATED]

Hooray, hooray, Thirstday is LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET on Thursday 1/21/21 or earlier for anything that may sell out ahead of its designated expiration time and place…

+ Sigma 10-20mm f3.5 EX DC HSM for $299 in Nikon F only!
+ the Canon EF and Sigma SA remain at regular prices

+ SirUI W-1004 Waterproof Aluminum Alloy Tripod for $100

+ ZeaPon Micro 2 Micro Rail Slider for $150
+ Scott Bakula NOT included

+ CoreSWX TorchLED Bolt 300 On-Camera Light for $150, another option for $399
+ Bolt-On, not to be confused with the infomercial that keeps repeating “apply directly to the forehead”

+ Xcellon 6-in-1 Multiport USB Type-C Docking Station for 10.9, 11 & 12.9″ iPad Air and Pro for $35
+ someone needs to write a summer-y Jimmy Buffet style song called o/~ dongle life o/~

+ CamCase CC5 Mirrorless Camera Case for $119 in two color options
+ the bag is indeed mirrorless, but then almost all bags are mirrorless (unless it’s one of those fashion bags that have a small vanity mirror inside?)

Fresh off the Meh-a-thon, the Thursday Meh daily deal is the Vistatech 2.4GHz Live-Streaming WiFi Video Drone offered for $35. This includes three batteries. It is model DR0N35-0N-4ND-0N. Sounds like a Radio Shack type of a brand name? πŸ™‚

UPDATE #1: it’s name brand electronics at the Thursday Best Buy daily deals including:

+ Adobe Photoshop Elements 2021 for $60
+ 2TB WD EasyStore for $60, 16TB for $300
+ 400GB Sandisk Nintendo microSD for $90Ad
+ Uncharted Supply survival system
+ Acer Predator gaming laptop for $1200
+ b0bsweep robot vacuum thing (also pet toy) for $150

UPDATE #2: the Woot daily deals are headlined by an AmazonBasics luggage sale (20 options, one sold out already, no camera bags), while “Computers” has CanaKit Raspberry PI kits from $50 to $70…

Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART for $579 [C/N/K/Si] {ends Sat 10am ET}

Bright zoom time at the Adorama daily deals where the Sigma lens deals continue for another day! Hooray! This runs until 10am ET on Saturday or earlier if sold out:

+ Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART in the Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K and Sigma SA systems for $579 each

+ Godox SL Series SLB60W 60W Battery-Operated White LED Video Light, 5600K for $299

+ Glow EZ Lock Octa Quick XXL Softbox With Bowens Mount (60″) for $89

+ Glow EZ Lock 12×56″ Quick Strip Softbox With Bowens Mount for $69

Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Sports with FREE Sigma Dock for $1099 [C/N/Si] {ends Fri 10am ET}

It’s Sigma time for the third day in a row at the Adorama daily deals, this round good until Friday 1/1/21 at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out). In other words this daily deal will last a year πŸ™‚

+ Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Sports with FREE Sigma Dock for $1099 in your choice of Canon EF, Nikon F or Sigma SA

+ Slinger Simple 1 DSLR Shoulder Bag for $13
+ nothing wrong with a simple budget bag if you like to “bag the bags”!

+ Godox LEDM150 LED Smartphone Light for $32

Wedn: Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG OS HSM ART w/FREE Sigma Dock for $879 [C/N/Si] {ends Thur 10am ET}

It’s back to back Sigma lenses at the Adorama daily deals, this round ends on Thursday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out…

+ Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG OS HSM ART IF with a FREE Sigma Dock for $879 in Canon EF or Nikon F or Sigma SA

+ Slinger Electronic Dry Cabinet (85L) for $149
+ 30L for $499

+ Flashpoint XPLOR 400PRO TTL Battery-Powered Monolight + Flashpoint 10′ C (Century) Light Stand on Turtle Base Kit w/40″ Grip Arm & 2 Gobo Heads and Baby Pin – Chrome + Glow EZ Lock Deep Parabolic Quick Softbox (48″) for $599

Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM ART with FREE USB Dock for $639 [C/N/A/K] {ends Wedn 10am ET}

Hooray, hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals good until Wednesday at 10am eastern time or earlier for anything that may sell out before then…

+ Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM ART for $639 with a FREE Sigma USB Dock in Nikon F, Canon EF, Pentax K and Sigma SA

+ Slik PRO CF-634 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head for $200

+ Joby GripTight PRO 2 Mount for Smartphones, Mics and Lights for $30

+ H&A Versa Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones for $50

Sunday: Sigma 17-50/2.8 f2.8 EX DC OS HSM (N) for $279, Etc

Bag the bags at the Meh daily deal, you can buy two FUL backpacks (from a choice of four) for $18 total. So that’s $9 per bag. Free shipping for Mehmebers. These are general use bags, not camera bags.

And now we have a Nikon LENS DAY at the B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM in the Nikon F system only for $279
+ the other SLR system options are not on sale

+ 3 Legged Zayla L-bracket for $46, four options

+ GVM GP-80FW Carbon Fiber Camera Slider with Flywheel (33″) for $99

+ CoreSWX Nano for $149 in your choice of V-mount or Gold mount

+ Sachtler Lite Case (Medium) for $120

+ 4id UVC smartphone sanitizers, three options, for $25 each

+ Cleer Flow headphones for $60

+ flash deals: Smith-Victor LED Ring Light (13.5″) for $80

+ next flash deal starts 3pm ET: Bescor LED RGBW Studio Light Panel

UPDATE: good until Sunday at 10am ET we have a couple of Adorama daily deals as follows:

+ CLAR FlexLite 16x20in / 40x51cm 100W Rollable Wireless Bicolor SMD LED Panel for $259

+ Joby GripTight ONE Mount for Smartphones for $13

Tuesday: Metz, Sigma 40/1.4 DG HSM ART for $899 [C/N/E], Etc

Tuesday used to be (New) TunesDay but since that got moved to Friday, Tuesday is now ToonsDay πŸ˜‰ And we have a new round of B&H Photo daily deals good until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ yes, it’s a LENS DAY back-to-back!
+ SIGMA 40mm f1.4 DG HSM ART for $899
+ DSLR version in Canon EF and Nikon F
+ Mirrorless version in Sony E

+ Metz MegaBlitz flashes, 11 options, 44 AF-2 and M400, $100 to $130

+ SirUI SUP426SR Carbon-Fiber Photo/Video Monopod for $199

+ LuxLi Timpani 1×1 RGBAW LED Light for $700

+ 13.3″ Apple MacBook Airs (early 2020), five options, $880 to $1249
+ using conventional Intel processors
+ the new M1 silicon are the late 2020 models
+ already rumors talk of the upcoming M1x chip which is cannibalizing M1 sales πŸ™‚

+ Hyper 27,000mAh HyperJuice USB Type-C Power Delivery 3.0 Battery for $120
+ two USB-C, one USB-A ports, 100W Power Delivery 3.0, etc

+ Core SWX batteries, 16 options, $399 to $1799

+ flash deal (ends 12pm ET): Miggo Agua Sling Bag 60 for $89
+ has a little bit of aqua-blue color to justify the name πŸ˜‰

+ next flash deal (starts 12pm ET): LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen Dual SIM Smartphone (128GB, Unlocked)
+ price before sale $500
+ poor LG getting hammered and squeezed in the blockbuster movie “Battle of the Titans: Samsung vs Apple vs China Inc”
+ not to be confused with the “Attack On Titan” manga/anime; the Titans haven’t eaten LG yet πŸ˜‰

MEANWHILE at the Adorama daily deals [change Tuesday 10am ET] they have:

+ Gitzo GK0545T-82TQD Series 0 Traveler Tripod – 4 Section – with GH1382TQD Quick Release Center Ball Head for $450

+ LG 24MK430H-B 24″ Class 16:9 Full HD IPS Gaming Monitor with AMD FreeSync for $90

+ Nooie outdoor wifi security cam for $50

KINDA FREEBIE: if you are near a Habit Burger (part of the Burger 2.0 wave), you can get a free “Charburger with Cheese” when you download their app and purchase a regular size drink… The Charburger is more expensive than the regular drink πŸ™‚

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™‚

Monday: Sigma 24-70/2.8 DG OS HSM Art for $899 [C/N/E/L]

Hooray, hooray, Monday comes in with a great start, it’s a LENS DAY at the B&H Photo daily deals and what a lens too, it’s the new condition Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG OS HSM ART going for $899 with free US shipping and freebies depending on the mount option:

+ Nikon F version with FREE Sigma USB dock and FREE B+W 82mm UV Haze filter

+ Canon EF version with FREE B+W 82mm UV Haze filter

+ Sony E or Leica L with FREE B+W 82mm UV Haze filter

+ 256GB Lexar PRO 1667x UHS-II SDXC for $50

+ National Geographic 50mm f/12 AZ Refractor Telescope for $40
+ the UFOs are coming!

+ GVM RGB LED Studio 2-Light Soft Video Light Panel Kit 50RS2L for $330

+ Cooamer UVC Sterilization Lamp, three options, $15 to $40

+ and now something for the Zoom-Slack generations:
++ Xcellon wireless presenters for $10
++ AMX ACV-5100 Acendo Vibe Conferencing Soundbar with Integrated Webcam for $199

+ flash deal: SirUI VSK-5 Video Survival Kit for $140
+ next flash deal: ManFrotto TwistGrip ComPlete Kit

UPDATE: some action at the Best Buy dailies for Monday:

+ 64GB Sandisk Ultra Plus microSDXC for $15

+ 9.7-inch Nixplay LCD digiframe for $250

+ 1TB WD Blue internal SSD for $100

+ Nomatic ultimate travel backpack bundle for $180

+ and of course Poo-Pourri, now they can truly smell like roses πŸ˜‰

Of e-reader interest under “Computers” at the Woot website there’s a trio of new condition 9th-generation 7-inch Kindle Oasis e-readers ranging from $150 to $200 (8GB = $150, 32GB = $170, 32GB + cellular = $200). They come with a 1-year Amazon warranty. This is the “previous generation”. The latest Kindles are the 10th generation which includes the Oasis 3. Neither uses USB-C. Once upon a time I knew this line-up by heart, now there’s way too many of them. Thankfully there’s a very nice Wackypedia page to sort them all out! I got started with the “Kindle Keyboard”, although I was ponderously pondering the 9.7-inch Kindle DX before that…

Sigma Lens Instant Savings (74 options)

Shiguma time! If you are a fan of their lenses, DSLR or mirrorless, prime or zoom, APS-C or full frame or other-frame, B&H Photo is hosting an Instant Savings promotion with 74 options with prices ranging from $149 (lens mounts) to $289 (30/1.4 DC DN) all the way up to $1849 for the weightlifter’s favorite (150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sporty-Spice)

Pre-order the new Sigma I-series compact mirrorless lenses (E/L)

Shiguma strikes again with a new line-up of lenses, the I-series. These are mirrorless-exclusive full-frame compact-priority lenses and they are coming out for the Sony E and Leica L 35mm-full-frame mirrorless systems. The three lenses are:

+ 24mm f3.5 DG DN for $549
+ 35mm f2 DG DN for $639
+ 65mm f2 DG DN for $699

Initially at least, the prices are the same, there is no “Leica tax”. Of course prices can change over time, eg the E-system lenses getting discounted but not the Leica [pure speculation of course].

You can preorder these lenses at B&H Photo and Adorama

Read more about them at the B&H Explora which includes hands-on impressions and sample pictures…

Sigma Lenses Instant Savings (74 options, C/N/E/K/A/SA/L/m43)

Sigma is participating in the Black Friday festivities with an Instant Savings promotion that includes 74 options. While it may sound like a lot, keep in mind that Sigma makes lenses for various camera systems, and each one is a separate listing. There’s also some mount adapters and flashes too. Oh, and a couple of dp-series Quattro Big Sensor Primes!

Most of the lenses get either one or two freebies. The freebies are mainly a Sigma USB Dock or some filter kit (Sigma or Tiffen or other ~ partially depending on the price of the lens)…

There are options for Canon EF and EF-M, and Nikon F, and Sony E, and M43rds and Pentax K and Sony A and Sigma SA and Leica L too!

There are too many options to list here individually, here are some examples:

+ Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM for $369 in C/N/K/A

+ Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Sporty Spice for $1339 with FREE USB Sigma Dock and B+W 82mm filter in C/N/SA

+ Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG HSM Art for $1049 with FREE Sigma USB Dock and B&W 86mm filter in C/N/SA

Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG HSM Art with FREE Vanguard Alta Pro 264AT Tripod and TBH-100 Head with Arca-Swiss Type QR Plate for $799 [C/N] {other freebies for other systems}

There’s a special place in photographer’s historic hearts for the 50mm prime lens, and if you like the f1.4 aperture, you may be interested in this new Shiguma offer, their 50mm f1.4 DG HSM Art lens is on sale for $799 at authorized dealers. The freebies vary as follows:

At Adorama’s, Nikon F and Canon EF users get a free Sigma USB dock and the big freebie, a Vanguard Alta Pro 264AT Tripod and TBH-100 Head with Arca-Swiss Type QR Plate which goes for $180 on its own!

At B&H Photo you get a free Sigma USB dock and a free Hoya filter kit in the Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Leica L, Sigma SA “color schemes” [okay, lens mount options]. The Sony E is at the same price BUT it does not include a free USB dock…

Refurbished Sigma 70mm f2.8 DG ART Macro for $379 [C]

This lens was a daily deal in new condition for $479 a couple of days ago but if you want to optimize for an even lower price, Adorama has the refurbished Sigma 70mm f2.8 DG ART Macro for $379 with a 90-day Sigma USA warranty. This is only available in Canon EF.

Sigma 70mm f2.8 DG ART Macro for $479 [C]

I forgot about Dre, and also forgot about the Adorama daily deals where’s it’s another lens day! This set of offers ends on Tuesday at 10am ET [or earlier if sold out]:

+ Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG ART Macro for Canon EF for $479
+ only the Canon, and nothing more

+ Flashpoint XPLOR 300 Pro TTL R2 Battery-Powered Monolight With Glow 24″ HexaPop for $499

+ Qnap TS-251D 2-Bay NAS Enclosure, Intel Celeron J4005 Dual-Core 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM for $230
+ finally a good use for Celery processors πŸ™‚

UPDATE: among the Woot daily deals (expire Tuesday 11:59pm [hello] central) they have Kindle e-readers and tablets starting at $20, previous gen Android phones, Macbooks and iPads, all of the refurbished kind of course…

UPDATE #2: FREE coffee until the end of 2020 at Panera Bread when you subscribe to their Netflix-style coffee plan (use coupon code FREETIL2021 which is already built-into this link]. If you don’t cancel it, it will auto-renew at the standard rate of $9/month. You can cancel it online or using their app. This includes free (hot or iced) coffee and hot tea. Every two hours you can go and get free refills too. The other more expensive drinks are not included (no espresso-based drinks, no iced tea, no cold brew, no extra syrups, etc). The trick here is to resist getting other things (pastries, sweets, etc) every time you go in for the free coffee. Which is really their plan because many people many times won’t/can’t resist πŸ™‚

Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DC OS HSM Contemporary with FREE USB Dock for $799 [Nikon only]

iT’S A LENS DAY but only for Nikon photographers at the Adorama daily deals. Good until Sunday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out) you can get the new condition Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens in the Nikon F mount with a FREE Nikon USB Dock for $799 with free US shipping… The Canon version and the Sigma SA version [shoutout to the five brave SA users still out there!] go for $899 each…

There’s a couple of other daily deals at Adorama as well:

+ Joby GorillaPod 5K Tripod Kit with Rig for $80

+ Polar Pro Peter McKinnon Edition 82mm Variable ND 2-5 and 6-9 Stop Filter for $350

FREE (by mail) Sigma 45mm f2.8 L-lens with Panasonic S5 PreOrder/Purchase

This is not a Labor Day deal, but I haven’t posted about it yet, so this is a good time to post it! If you are planning to pre-order/purchase the Panasonic S5 full-frame mirrorless camera by 9/30/20, and you are willing to do some e-paperwork, Panasonic-Sigma will send you by mail [once you complete the predefined tasks] a Sigma 45mm f2.8 L-system lens for FREE! This is the first time as far as I can recall when you buy a camera from Manufacturer X and you receive a free lens from Manufacturer Y πŸ™‚

Anyway, the Panasonic S5 body only is available for pre-order for $1999 at B&H Photo and Adorama, both reputable and authorized dealers, and they both mention this promotion explicitly on their website and include a PDF file of the terms and conditions.

A copy of the receipt and the barcode of the camera are among the items needed in order to get the freebie. One gift per purchase and up to two free gifts per person. The gifts will be handed out in purchase-time order. The PDF even includes an email for questions…

PS1: the offer is also available if you purchase the Panasonic S5 with Panasonic 20-60mm f3.5-5.6 S kit for $2298 from B&H Photo and Adorama… This is not a bad starter kit, with a zoom and the Sigma prime by mail arriving later on…

PS2: the offer is not mentioned at the Amazon website. To be safe, for these type of offers, it’s better to go with the camera-centric retailers because they are more organized with the offers, and your claim cannot get caught up in “you bought from an Amazon 3rd-party seller” nonsense…

PS3: the promotional period is September 2-30 in 2020, so if you had previously pre-ordered (from an eligible/authorized dealer) without knowing about the promotion, you are still eligible to participate…

PS4: and if you file a rebate with me, I will send you a vial of certified Olympus Tears πŸ˜‰

Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN [Sony E] for $339 [also: Surface PRO 7, Flashpoint, Etc]

It’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deals good until Wednesday at 10am eastern [or earlier if sold out]. The deals are:

+ Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporariaries for $339 in the Sony E system

+ Flashpoint eVOLV 200 TTL Pocket Flash with Barndoor Kit Built-in R2 2.4GHz Radio Remote System (Godox AD200) for $249

+ CyberPower Intelligent LCD Computer Battery Backup, 1350VA 810W UPS, 8 Outlets for $95

+ Microsoft 12.3″ Surface Pro 7 2-in-1 Touchscreen, Intel Core i5-1035G4 1.1 GHz, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 10 Home, Platinum Bundle, Includes Surface Pro Type Cover for $799

Sigma 70mm f2.8 DG ART Macro for $399 [Canon only]

Hooray, hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the Adorama daily deal good until Tuesday at 10am eastern [or earlier if sold out] you can get the new condition Sigma 70mm f2.8 DG ART Macro lens for $399 with free US shipping in the Canon EF version… Only the Canon version is on sale…

Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART with FREE USB Dock for $499 [N]

The current Adorama daily deal (changes Tuesday 10am ET ~ or earlier if sold out) is the new condition Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART for $499 with the FREE Sigma USB Dock for the Nikon system, and $499 without the Sigma USB Dock for the Canon system… As the “DC” suggests, for those not familiar with “Sigma World”, this is an APS-C lens…

Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary w/FREE Tiffen UV for $289 [E/m43/EF-M]

Prime time for fans of Sony E, Micro Four Thirds and Canon EF-M, the new condition Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens is on sale for $289 with free US shipping and a free 52mm Tiffen UV filter at B&H Photo as part of their OPTIC deals…

Monday: Sigma 24-105/4 DG OS HSM ART for $649 [C/N], Vanguard VEO2, SpyderX, SpiderPRO, Etc

UPDATE: the Amazon Gold Box deal of the day is the new condition Samsung S20 Plus going for $950 in the 128GB version and $1100 in the 512GB version… Also on sale is the Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Machine by De’Longhi with coffee capsules included for $115…

I think they need to reboot the week with some new names and branding. This whole Monday, Tuesday, … , Sunday thing is getting boring. But until the reboot is complete, today is indeed Monday 6/8/20 and with it we have a LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art for $649 in your choice of Nikon F or Canon EF
+ a sign of how well the Nikon and Canon full frame mirrorless systems are doing is mayhaps if/when Sigma starts making many of their lenses for those systems πŸ™‚

+ Vanguard VEO 2 204AB Aluminum Tripod with Compact Ball Head (Red, 4.4′) for $50
+ there’s only a little bit of red on it, it’s not a USSR full-on red tripod πŸ™‚

+ DataColor SpyderX Photo Kit for $199

+ SpiderPro Hand Strap for $25 in two color options

+ Pancro Professional Lens Cleaner (4 oz) for $12

The headliner of the Amazon Chermany gold bote is a new condition 14-inch Lenova IdeaPAD Slim Windows laptop for 429 euro with 8GB RAM, Ryzen 5 3500U, 512GB SSD storage, 52.5 Wh battery, backlit keyboard, Vega 8, 1080p, etc. Note that this has the Germany QWERTZ keyboard…

MEanwhile at the Woot dailies there’s an open-box Chromebook Pixel (first generation) for $220 in Clearance, and an open-box Logitech MK550 Wave wireless keyboard x mouse combo for $40. Not for tight desk spaces as you can tell from the picture πŸ™‚

For fans of nature and the great outdoors (and the simulated-outdoors indoors), the Best Buy daily deals headliner is a sale on Rexing trail cameras and binoculars. For those leading a USB-C lifestyle, there’s a Satech USB-C Mobile Hub for $40…

Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN for $229 [E] {exp Wedn 10am ET}

The current Adorama deal du jour is the new condition Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN lens for the Sony E-system going for $229 with free US shipping until Wednesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out)…

Memorial Day: Sigma 70-200/2.8 OS for $999 [C/N], WD RED, Samsung SSD, 64GB Sony CFast 2.0, Pelican Cases, Etc

It’s a LENS DAY, and what a lens, it’s an f2.8 pro zoom, and it’s the headliner of the Memorial Day B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET on Monday 5/25/20 [get ready, Christmas is just seven months away!] or earlier if sold out:

+ Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports for $999 in Canon or Nikon
+ sorry to disappoint the Seven Foveon Fans, but the Sigma SA is NOT on sale

+ Samsung T7 portable SSDs, 4 options, discount after automatic in-cart coupon

+ WD RED and RED PRO NAS drives, 8 options, discount after automatic in-cart coupon

+ 64GB Sony CFast 2.0 with USB 3.0 card reader for $100

+ Axler Robin 05R V2 Stabilizer for $25
+ ironic name for these type of devices could have been “Jumping Jack”

+ Pelican Cases, nine options, $100 to $250

+ GenAray SpectroLED-14 Flood LED Light for $169
+ optional “buy together” bundle as well

+ flash deal: Sachtler Air-Flow Camera Backpack for $138~
+ next flash deal: Vello EZ-Flip Gel Set

UPDATE: starting at 3am ET (as usual), the NewEGG daily deals include:

+ 512GB Team microSDXC for $65
+ 3TB WD RED NAS HDD for $78
+ 128GB Team USB 3.1 flash drive for $14
+ RAM, SSD, Radeon, etc..

UPDATE #2: the headliner of the Amazon Gold Box for Memorial Day 2020 is a sale on Surface PRO X tablets with Wi-fi and 4G LTE going for $750 (128GB storage) or $850 (256GB)…

Wedn: Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG ART for $599 [C/N/A/K/E/L/Si], Canon IVU CLIQ Instant Printer for $50, Etc

It’s not a bird, it’s not a plane, it’s a LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM ART for $599 in your choice of DSLR and mirrorless:
+ DSLR: Canon F, Nikon EF [HA], Bentax K, Sony A, Sigma SA
+ MirrorNYET: Sony E and Leica L

+ Canon IVY CLIQ Instant Camera Printer for $50 after automatic in-cart coupon in three color schemes

+ MiniMAX Portable & Collapsible Stool for $33

+ EdelKrone HeadONE for $279

+ also Marantz network CD receiver and JBL Jump earphones

UPDATE: meanwhile the Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET daily) is a big surprise, it is the Arcade1Up Street Fighter II Arcade Cabinet going for $220. You could use it as a studio prop for the appropriate tax deduction [#thisISnotTAXadvice]

Wedn: Sigma 45mm f2.8 DG DN for $399 [E/L], refurb Nikon Binos, GVM, LibraTorch, Etc

Hooray, it is LENS DAY at the Wednesday 4/29/20 B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) as follows:

+ Sigma 45mm f2.8 DG DN Contempriaries Lens for $399 in Sony E or Leica L

+ Nikon 8×42 Aculon A211 Binocular for $50 (refurbished by Nikon USA)

+ LitraTorch 2.0 Photo and Video Light (Drone Edition) for $60

+ GVM Professional Video Aluminum Alloy Motorized Camera Slider (23″) for $139

+ SMK 4-Port USB 3.0 Type-A Hub with USB Type-C Connector for $10

+ Microsoft Xbox One Stereo Headset for $35

The Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET Thursday) is the new condition DJU Ronin S Essentials for $399 with free US shipping…

Meanwhile at the Best Buy dailies it’s kitchen electronics galore of all different kinds, while at the Woot website under “Computers” they have refurbished first generation 12.9-inch iPad PROs for $750 to $1050 with a 90-day Woot warranty…

Monday: Sigma 105mm f1.4 DG HSM ART for $1169 [E], Bushnell, Porta Brace, Etc

It’s Monday and it’s LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET tonite or earlier if sold out

+ Sigma 105mm f1.4 DG HSM ART for $1169 in Sony E

+ Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Aggressor No-Glow Trail Camera (Brown) for $100

+ Porta Brace Semi-Rigid Cargo-Style Camera Case (Black) for $89~

+ various microphone type thingies

Meanwhile the current Adorama daily deal (changes Monday 10am ET) is the new condition Polar Pro Standard Series 6-Pack Filter Kit for the DJI Mavic 2 Pro for $50 with free US shipping…

Monday: Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 [C/N/E/L], Dr. Bag, GVM, AceBil

Monday is here in the B&H daily deals and hooray, it’s another LENS DAY! Offers good until Monday 4/6/20 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 DG HSM Art for DSLRs for $999 in Canon EF or Nikon F

+ Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 DG DN HSM Art for Mirrorless systems for $1199 in Sony E and Leica L

+ ARCO Video Dr. Bag 30 for $79

+ AceBil I-705DX Prosumer Tripod System for $100

+ GVM 800D-RGB LED Studio 3-Video Light Kit for $259

+ Goal Zero Sherpa 50 Power Pack with 110 Volt Inverter Kit for $80

+ also $18 Sennheiser earphone and $300 VocoPro wireless microphone package

UPDATE: the Adorama daily deal (changes Monday at 10am ET) is the new condition Monument Labs Personal Cloud Server with Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi for $99 with free US shipping…

UPDATE #2: one of the New Egg dailies is the new condition 128GB Team Color II microSDXC offered for $14 with up to three per customer. Sold and shipped by NewEgg herself…

Sigma Lens Instant Savings for DSLR and Mirrorless systems (93 options)

If you are a fan of Sigma lenses, their latest round of instant savings promotion are up and running at B&H Photo until 4/30/20 as follows:

+ 73 Lenses for SLR/DSLR systems including Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA and a few Pentax K and Sony A too

+ 20 Lenses for Mirrorless Systems including Sony E, M43rds, Canon EF-M and Leica L too

Thursday: Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART for $529 [C/N/A/K], Rotolight, Peak D, Tascam DR05, 3Doodler, Etc

Hooray, back to back lens days at the B&H daily deals and for Thursday 4/2/20, it is SHIGUMA time! Good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART for $529 in Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax APS-C SLR systems

+ Peak Design Everyday Sling (10L) for $80 in two color schemes

+ RotoLight NEO 2 LED Light for $140

+ Porta Brace Wheeled Rigid Frame DSLR Case for $250

+ RAVpower 20,100mAh Universal Power Bank with AC Outlet for $60

+ Tascam DR-05 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder for $65

+ 3Doodler Create EDU Bundle (Full) for $599

UPDATE: the headliner of the Best Buy dailies is the new condition 12TB WD EasyStore external USB 3.0 hard drive for $180…

Thur: Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Sports for $999 [C/N]

It’s another LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals, and not just any lens but an f2.8 PRO zoom, running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Sports for $999 in your Canon EF or Nikon F

+ VelBon Sherpa 6350D Tripod with PHD-65D 3-Way Pan Head for $60

+ AngLer 865BLED Sparta Bicolor LED Light for $99

+ DraCast LED3000 Silq Bi-Color LED Panel for $479

+ TasCam DR-60DmkII 4-Input / 4-Track Multitrack Field Recorder for $130

+ also Teradek and Polsen audio gear

Meanwhile the Adorama daily deal (ends Fri 10am ET) is the new condition Acer Nitro 7 15.6″ Full HD IPS Gaming Notebook (i7-9750H 2.60GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 3GB, W10H, etc) going for $649…

UPDATE: the Best Buy dailies include the new condition 3TB WD Black P10 external hard drive with USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A going for $90.

UPDATE #2: the extra downtime is a great opportunity to rekindle (pun intended) the reading habit, be it fiction or non-fiction, and for that, you have plenty of affordable options in the $1 to $3 at the Kindle Monthly Deals, with over 1000 options, broken down by various categories…

UPDATE #3: speaking of ebooks, if you have an Amazon ereader hardware device, you are eligible for a FREE 2-Month Kindle Unlimited trial. If not cancelled before the expiration, it will automatically convert to a $10/month Netflix-style subscription. They have over 70,000 options now, including “designer books” (eg Harry Potter), it’s not just self-published authors… (I’m assuming the system determines that you “have” an Amazon eReader if one is registered to your account?)…

Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro for $469 [C/N]

And a macro and a prime and stabilized! Photographers of the Canon and Nikon SLR systems can part with $469 and for that you can get the new condition Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro lens with B&H including a free Tiffen UV filter as well. With the extra down time, it is a good time to photograph the spring in your backyard and all the little things you (re)discover [and sell on eBay?] while getting an early start on spring cleaning inside the home/apartment/etc…

Offer ends on 3/31/20 or earlier if it sells out…

Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN for $229 [Sony E] {ends Fri 10am ET}

It’s a lens day at the Adorama daily deal, it is the new condition Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN lens going for $229 with free US shipping, only in the Sony E system. The other two (EF-M, M43rds) go for $289. The sale ends at 10am ET (on Friday 3/6/20) or earlier if sold out…

Wedn: Sigma 105mm f1.4 DG HSM, Pelican Cases, 1TB WD, LEDGO kit, FeiYu, Etc

It’s a LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals, good until 11:59pm ET (Extra Terrestrial) on Wednesday 2/26/20 (or earlier if sold out):

+ Sigma 105mm f1.4 DG HSM ART for $1179 only in Sony E
+ the Leica L version is not on sale but it gets a free lens filter

+ 1TB 1TB My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $40
+ this is white-gold ~ in case you color-code your external HDDs by usage type (eg blue for backups, black for production use, red for mafia work, yellow for TV/movies, green for nature pics, etc)

+ LEDGo LG-E2686 Bi-Color LED Large Pad Light Kit with Eggcrate Grid and Bag for $98
+ eggs NOT included in the egg crate; try Trader Joe for that πŸ™‚

+ Pelican Cases, seven options, $60 to $178

+ FeiYu AK4000 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer for $239
+ if Beatles were around now, just like the Dave Matthews Band turned their song into a Ben & Jerry ice cream, the Beatles would have turned “Hey You” into a “Fei Yu” commercial πŸ˜‰

+ flash deal: Sandisk ibi Smart Photo Manager with 1TB for $100 after in-cart coupon
+ later: no teaser shown as of the time of writing

Sigma Prime f1.4 DC DN Contemporary 3-Lens Bundle for Sony E for $942 (ends Tue 10am ET)

The current Adorama daily deal (ends at 10am ET daily) is the new condition Sigma Contemporary Prime Lens Bundle for the Sony E system for $942 with free US shipping. For that, you get:

+ Sigma 16mm f1.4
+ Sigma 30mm f1.4
+ Sigma 56mm f1.4
+ Sigma lens case (holds 3 lenses)
+ all three are DC DN Contemporary lenses
+ only for the Sony E-system

No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout while this limited-time promotion is running…

Wedn: Sigma 12-24mm f4 DG ART HSM (C/N), ASUS PorArt, GVM, Peak Design, Etc

It’s the return of LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals for Wednesday 2/19/20 until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for anything that manages to sell out ahead of its designated expiration time):

+ Sigma 12-24mm f4 ART DG HSM for $1149 in your choice of Canon EF or Nikon F

+ open-box Peak Design Everyday Messenger 15″ Version 1 (Heritage Tan) for $99

+ GVM 672S-B Bi-Color LED Video 3-Light Kit for $480

+ ASUS ProArt PA32UC 32″ 16:9 Wide Gamut IPS Monitor for $1000 after in-cart coupon
+ HDR Panel, Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, HDMI, 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz Native, 1000:1 Static CR, etc

+ Dell laptops, four options, $329 to $429 with FREE Bitdefender

+ Jarv PPS Exec 10,000mAh 18W PD Power Bank with Qi Wireless Charging for $23
+ not a bad idea, kinda combines two devices in one

UPDATE: the Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET) is the new condition Inovativ Pro Monitor Mount with Vesa Plate and Hardware for $150 with free US shipping…

Monday: Sigma 28mm f1.4 DG Art HSM for $1099 [C/N/E], Magnus, Etc

Monday is here with a new quartet of B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) and surprise-surprise it’s a LENS DAY!

+ Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art for $1099 in your choice of Canon EF or Nikon F or Sony E

+ Magnus REX VT-6000 2-Stage Video Tripod with Fluid Head for $399

+ GVM 520S-B Bi-Color LED 3-Panel Kit for $350

+ and some Ring thing

Meanwhile at Woot, on the bargain side of things, six refurbished “scratch and dent” name brand Chromebooks (ASUS, Acer, Lenovo, HP) are on sale ranging from $62 to $68, with a 90-day Woot warranty. Note that Google will not be offering ChromeOS updates forever. Each platform (eg a specific Celeron processor) has an expiration date. After that, no more ChromeOS updates. You can search this by laptop name at this Google Support page. Once it reaches the no-more-updates date, if you don’t feel comfortable to continue using it, you can install Linux on it or a 3rd-party Chromium OS recommended by How/To/Geek

PS: if you have an existing ChromeOS device in your hands, you can find the “end of updates” date by going to the “About ChromeOS” page, then click on “Additional Details” and “Update Schedule”. If you haven’t checked recently, check again because Google extended some Chromebooks (from what I recall)…

Tuesday: Sigma 20/1.4 DG HSM ART for $699 (E), Dracast, Tamrac, Etc

Hooray! It’s another LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for anything that manages to sell out ahead of time). It looks like the Flash Deals are gone (at least for now)…

+ SIGMA 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Sony E for $699
+ the other option, the “Leica L” is not on sale ~ because Leica!

+ DraCast LED2000 Kala Daylight LED Panel for $369

+ MagNus DLX-363M Photo/Video Tripod with Pan Head and Monopod for $30

+ TamRac Arc Long Zoom Lens Case for 150-600mm Zooms (Black) for $15

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

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

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

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

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

+ PElican 2740C LED Headlamp for $12

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

Last Call on Instant Savings Promotions from Canon, Fuji, Zeiss, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Sigma, Tamron

B&H Photo is having a last call on the current instant savings promotions as we get into 2020 and CES mania. Too many cameras and lenses to list individually. You can browse through the aforelinked page or filter it over there, or use the manufacturer-specific links below:

+ Zeiss lenses: 68 options, Planar, Batis, Loxia, Milvus, Biogon, etc

+ Canon instant savings: DSLRs, mirrorless, lenses, accessories, (make-every-shot-a-)Powershots, etc

+ Fujifilm instant savings: X-series mirrorless cameras, X-series rawsumers (fixed lens cameras with RAW), lenses, medium format, etc
+ now that the X-system has been around for a while we are seeing more body-only promotions even for more entry-level cameras, for example the X-T100 body only goes for $349 with free accessories
+ or with 15-45mm and extras for $399
+ it’s hard not to fall in love photographically with those X-T cameras!

+ Sony Instant Savings with E-system APS-C and full frame cameras and lenses, camcorders, Cybershots, flashes and related accessories

+ Olympus Instant Savings with M43rds cameras and lenses, fixed lens cameras, and related accessories

+ Nikon Instant Savings with mirrorless Z-system, APS-C and full frame DSLRs and lenses, related accessories and the occasional Coolpix mixed in for good measure

+ Sigma Instant Savings with lenses for DSLR and mirrorless systems, accessories, etc with a total of 90 options offered

+ Tamron instant savings with 25 options including their two f2.8 PRO zooms and a mix of primes and zooms for all budgets
+ lenses only available for Canon, Nikon and Sony A DSLR systems

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

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

Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART w/USB Dock, Filters, Etc for $639 [C/N/A/K/Si]

We do not have a DX/APS-C theme today, it just happened that the last three lens deals posted are APS-C πŸ™‚ This time we zoom brighter, the new condition Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART is bundled with the official Sigma USB dock, lens filters and cleaning kits for $639 at Adorama in your choice of Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony-Minolta A, and Sigma DSLR systems…

At B&H Photo all but the Canon version for some reason get the free Sigma USB dock. All of them get a free 72mm UV filter and a Zeiss cleaning kit…

At Amazon it’s the usual Wild West of 3rd-party sellers and bundles, more so in this case because there are five options for the lens, so multiply the 3rd-party seller chaos by five. Plus the 5% cashback if paying with an Amazon credit card…

EU: Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM for 266 euro [C/N]

As you can tell from the reviews, this lens has its share of trade-offs but then again, you are only paying 266 euro, so can you scrutinize it the same way you’d scrutinize a four-figures f2.8 constant-aperture zoom? It’s up to you (of course)…

“This” being the new condition Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM on sale for a limited time for 266 in your choice of Canon or Nikon DSLR systems at Amazon Germany by Amazon Germany itself. Limit two per system per customer…

Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemp for $649 [C/N]

It’s not a bird, it’s a lens! The current limited time Adorama daily deal (there is a countdown clock on the aforelinked page) is the new condition Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens on sale for $649 with free US shipping in the Canon and Nikon SLR systems. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout while this offer is in progress…