Fuji Instax SHARE SP-3 smartphone printer with Twin Film Pack for $90

The new Adorama daily deal (changes Thursday 10am ET) is the new condition Fuji Instax SHARE SP-3 smartphone printer with a film twin pack, all together for $90 with free US shipping. The printer is available in either white or black color scheme. The printer prints in color. Black or white is the printer’s body color ๐Ÿ™‚

Wednesday: Fuji X-A7 with 15-45 OIS PZ for $450 [four colors]

Hooray, hooray, it’s camera day at the Amazon USA Gold Box! For $450 with free US shipping, you can get in new condition, in your choice of four color schemes, the Fuji X-A7 with 15-45mm OIS PZ, sold and shipped by Amazon itself. Maximum two per color. Not sure if it’s two per color per customer, or two total regardless of color per customer. The shopping cart will tell you before the payment goes through ๐Ÿ™‚

There are two colors per “philosophy”: two serious colors in the black-silver and silver-black and two fun-pastel colors in the aforelinked brown and the hard to resist mint green

One secret benefit of the mint-green is that it’s a lot easier to get in an event that frowns upon “professional cameras” ๐Ÿ™‚ For extra effect, put a Sponge Bob or Angry Birds sticker on the camera body as well ๐Ÿ˜‰

This offer ends on Wednesday 11/18/20 at 11:59pm pacific time or earlier for any of the options that may sellout and become unorderable…

Needless to say there are many options in the mirrorless world these days and even if we dial it down to the APS-C mirrorless world, choices aplenty from Sony, Canon, Nikon and Fuji too whose X-T200 with 15-45 OIS PZ goes for $500 with free accessories at Adorama and at the B&H Photo website

In Other Daily Deal Action
Also at the Amazon USA Gold Box there’s a sale on AmazonBasics Camera and Phone Accessories and a Sony home audio products promotion as well…

At the Best Buy dailies there’s the return of the Sunpak 12″ ring light vlog kit for $70 and a 500GB A-Data internal SSD for $50 and a couple of WD Easystore external HDDs…

Fans of the Samsung Endurance PRO microSDXC cards can find the 128GB version for $20 with free US shipping at the NewEgg dailies

Meanwhile a PC Accessories sale at Woot includes the Wacom CDS-810S Sketchpad Pro for $50…

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

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

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

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

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

+ Pelican Air Cases for $178 to $277

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

+ Technical Pro Webcam Mic / Camera Arm for $19

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

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

1-Year Adobe Creative Cloud Student & Teacher for $192 [with Auto-Renewal]

This looks like a Fry’s Monday e-newsletter custom-promo-code price-match, but as of the time of writing Amazon is offering a 1-Year Adobe Creative Cloud (Student & Teacher) full version for $192. Validation of student/teacher status is required. US customers only. You can buy up to ten licenses through this sale.

NOTE: this is an AUTO-RENEWAL offer! You can cancel at any time by finding the subscription in your Amazon account. You can cancel by clicking, you don’t have to call anyone to cancel it.

National Geographic print magazine for $17/yr

DiscountMags is having a very limited time National Geographic print magazine. These are print magazines delivered to USA addresses without auto-renewal. The offers are good for new subs, renewals or gift subs. They include:

+ National Geographic for $17/yr (the flagship magazine)

+ National Geographic History for $14/yr

+ NG Kids or Little Kids for $14

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

It’s Tuesday, or for those working from home, ToonsDay ๐Ÿ™‚ A new set of B&H daily deals is here, good until 11:59pm ET tonight or earlier if sold out [plus a couple of flash deals]…

+ Snaptain SP510 2.7K Foldable Drone for $130
+ if it was more expensive, it would be Captain ๐Ÿ˜‰
+ but it could make for a great coverband name, Snaptain and Tennille ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

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

+ Tamrac Tradewind Zoom Bag 2.4 (Dark Gray) for $13
+ NOTE: the bag itself does not zoom, neither optical, nor digital ๐Ÿ™‚

+ Nodal Ninja NN3 MKII Starter Package for $100

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

+ IndiPRO Dual Fusion V-Mount Battery Charger for $125
+ it may sound like a power drink you get from the gym but it’s not ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

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

Monday: Elements 2020 for $50 individually (or both for $75)

Adobe arrives as the headliner of the Woot daily deals it is an Adobe Elements 2020 offer. Individually you can get Premiere or Photoshop for $50 each, or you can buy both of them as a bundle for $75. Here we are talking about the Elements 2020 versions…

Other Woot daily deals include a budget HP Windows 10 crawlbook (oops, notebook) and Pioneer speakers. More time at home or the office during COVID 2020, more need for music and audiobooks and podcasts and such…

Then we go to Big Yellow, aka Best Buy’s dailies where you can haz [it’s so annoying when you use formerly-trending phrases years later!] a 500GB WD USB-C portabale SSD for $85, standing desk options, a $50 Case Logic Viso camera bag, a couple of very affordable WesthingHouse Roku TVs [hooray for Roku, it still managed to survive despite the Giants Battling Over Streaming Devices], and the headliner is a $70 Keurig K50 K-Cup coffee machine…

Monday: GVM, Luxli, Steiner, Roxio, WD, Apexel, Etc

Here comes Monday again and with it come seven new B&H daily deals good until 11/16/20 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) along with a more limited-time flash deal…

+ GVM Aluminum 5-Section Monopod with Video Fluid Head for $89

+ LuxLi Violaยฒ 5″ On-Camera RGBAW LED Light for $179
+ optionally buy it together with a Luxli softbox with diffusion filter for $201 total

+ ApeXel 4K HD Mobile Phone 5-in-1 Camera Lens Kit for $35

+ Steiner 7×50 C Navigator Pro Binoculars with Compass for $350

+ also Roxio Game Capture, 2TB WD internal SSD and Samson fitness microphone (???)

+ flash deal: NanNuang Mixpad 106 LED Panel Light for $123
+ next: Berrcom Non-Contact Infrared Digital Thermometer, a must-have COVID-era accessory!

Godox VL150, Pelican 1615NF, OB BenQ GV1

The current set of Adorama daily deals, good until Monday at 10am ET [or earlier if sold out] is as follows:

+ Godox VL150 150W LED Video Light for $299

+ Pelican 1615NF Air Wheeled Check-In Case without Foam, Orange for $274

+ open-box BenQ GV1 WVGA Wireless Portable Projector for $249

Sunday: Lexar CFast 2.0, Manfrotto, WD, GenAray, Mangus, Etc

We start with something “seasonal”, the Meh daily deal is a 2-pack of UV Light sanitizer boxes for $29 plus shipping [except for Mehmbers who get free shipping]…

Next up at the Adorama daily deals [change Sunday 10am ET] two Pelican laptop backpacks ($35, $50), a Gitzo carbon fiber microphone boom for $210, and some kind of a phone wristlet for $35…

Then it’s B&H Photo daily deals time, which are good until 11:59pm ET on Sunday [or earlier for anything that may sell out; earlier for flash deals with limited duration]…

+ Lexar Professional 3500x CFast 2.0 Memory Card, four options, $75 to $500 (64GB to 512GB)

+ Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader Air-50 Carry-On Camera Roller Bag for $140

+ Genaray Spectro LED Outfit 500 Daylight LED Light for $170

+ Magnus PV-7451M Tripod/Monopod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head for $50

+ ReVo 5″ Hand Grip for HDSLRs and Video Cameras for $8

+ GoPlug Smart Power Bank (110V) for $169

+ Kensington Wireless Presenter with Red Laser for $20

+ flash deal: SoundCraft Ui24R 24-Channel Digital Mixer / Multitrack USB Recorder with Wireless Control for $599
+ next flash deal: AKG D5 Handheld Supercardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone

Last but not least, at the Best Buy daily deals they have the 12TB WD EasyStore external USB 3.0 HDD going for $200…

Saturday: Sandisk (SD, microSD) and WD (internal, external, RAID Desktop HDD) sale

The recurring storage sale is back …recurring at the Amazon USA Gold Box, and it is indeed yet another variant of the Sandisk and WD sale, which are of course now under the same lawyerly roof. Sale ends on 11/14/20 at 11:59pm pacific time or earlier for any individual item that may sell out earlier… Limit three of each individual item per customer…

This includes among others:

+ 512GB Sandisk Extreme PRO (up to 170MB/sec, V30, UHS-I, U3, C10, they are like a NASCAR car with all these labels on them) for $120
+ 1TB version of above for $270
+ without a calculator, it is obvious the 512GB win the GB/$

+ 400GB Sandisk Extreme microSDXC (A2, U3, V30, UHS-I) for $60
+ 1TB version of above for $183
+ again, no need of a calculator, 400GB wins GB/$

+ 400GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC (A1, U1, V30, UHS-I) for $40
+ 512GB version for $64
+ once again, 400GB wins GB/$, no need for calculator, you have a 30% increase in storage for a 50%+ increase in price!

+ a dozen WD items are also participating in the sale, too many to list here individually but the product categories included are:
+ MyBook Duo Desktop RAID HDDs
+ internal WD Red PRO 3.5″ NAS HDDs
+ internal SSDs
+ SSD Portable HDDs
+ and the all encompassing “etc”
+ find them all at the Sandisk and WD sale of the Amazon USA Gold Box

Among the other Saturday deals du jour they have a soccer team (11 items) of TackLife jump starters and assorted car-related gear, a $299 Sonos speaker with Alexis Carrington (okay, Alexa), various Contigo insulated and non tumblers (some of them keep it so hot you can’t even drink it hours later!), learning toys (including a cash register to teach youngsters a likely-needed career skill?), and for teens of all ages, Beats Solo 3 headphones for $120 [of particular interest to newer iPhone/iPad users because of the extra benefits of the Apple W1 chip]…

UPDATE #1: I forgot to mention this in the post-mess above, but also part of the sales is a battery-powered SONOS Move SmartSpeaker going for $299 (limit two per color)…

UPDATE #2: among the Best Buy daily deals there’s the 12″ Sunpak Bi-Color Vlog kit with a Boya microphone going for $70…

UPDATE #3: and a FREEBIE! If you are participating in the Lucky’s rewards program [regional supermarket chain], good until Sunday night they are offering for FREE a 10-pack of Lavazza K-cups. You have a choice from two flavors. This is truly a freebie, I’ve done these freebies many times before ๐Ÿ™‚

Miggo Agua Versa Backpack, Tamrac case little things, Oben, Edelkrone, ElVid, Acer, Etc

Three times not a charm, no lenses in the latest B&H daily deals, and this being Friday, this lot is good until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out – already a Sony camera-mount mic system sold out):

+ MiGGo Agua Versa Backpack 90 for $89

+ Tamrac filter cases and such, $5 to $10

+ O’Ben LH-2510 Leveling Base Head for $50

+ Edel Krone StandONE All-Terrain Foldable Camera Stand for $100

+ El Vid OptiView 50 3.2″ LCD Viewfinder for $20

+ MyGekoGear Orbit 122 1080p Dash Cam with 8GB microSD Card for $50

UPDATE: the Amazon USA Gold Box includes a 30% Marvel Toys sale [they make good photo props and test(ing) subjects], but also an Acer-centric computer sale that includes monitors, laptops, mice, a $35 laptop backpack and more. This is a mix of “normal” and “gaming” computer gearz…

UPDATE #2: the current set of Adorama daily deals [change Friday 10am ET] include four different Flashpoint lighting kits ranging from $140 to $729. The $140 is an on-camera round Li-Ion available in six camera systems (Pentax included!)

Speaking of gear in-stock, the Playstation 5 is in an unusual situation where retailers won’t even accept pre-orders/back-orders because there’s little and less of it…

PS: there was a hosting outage of sorts earlier in the day. All apologies for the inconvenience!

Now shipping: Profoto OCF adapter for $299

Those of you part of the Profoto ecosystem may be interested to learn that the new Profoto OCF adapter is now in-stock and shipping for $299 with free US shipping at Adorama and also at B&H Photo

NewEgg launches Black Friday Sales Event

Those of you reading the “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series may be familiar with the phrase “it’s always Black Friday under the sea”, and NewEgg applies a similar philosophy, it’s always Black Friday in November as they have launched their 2020 “BF Event Sale”. They have their usual assortment of tech-y and computer-y items…

15-hour Speedlights 101 e-learning class for $12

Time for some e-learnings, Creative LIVE is running a 17 classes for $12 to $17 each sale for a limited time and it includes commercial photography, HD-DSLR, portraiture, fashion, digital workflow, wedding albums, Final Cut, Ultimate LR Classic CC workflow and more!

But wait, there’s more! For gearheads, they have a couple of classes:

+ Choosing the Right Lens with John Greengo (4h 17m) for $12

+ Speedlights 101 (15h 20m) with Mark Wallace for $12

Thursday: SLC Magic Cine 35/1.2 FE for $199 [also: GVM, Movo, Nanuk, Manfrotto, BluTec, 16TB WD, Celestron, Etc]

Hooray, hooray, it’s back to back LENS DAYS at the B&H daily deals, this lot good until 11:59pm ET tonight (or earlier if sold out)..

+ SLR Magic Cine 35mm f1.2 FE for the Sony E mount for $199

+ GVM Bi-Color LED Video Light G100W for $209

+ Manfrotto Lumimuse 3 On-Camera LED Light for $35

+ Nanuk 918 6-lens case for $100 in six color schemes

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

+ Vello Wireless ShutterBoss III Remote Switch with Digital Timer for $50 available for select cameras in five different camera systems: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji and OlyPan

+ BluTec 4K HDMI to USB 3.0 Video Capture Device for $69

UPDATE #1: among the Thursday Best Buy dailies they have the 16TB WD EasyStore external USB 3.0 HDD for $260 [kinda scary to have so much data on a single 16TB HDD without any backups], and a $1500 A-Data gaming laptop [I dinna ken A-Data made gaming laptops]… Sorry juice fans, but the PocketJuice is not a portable juice maker, it’s just a fancy name for a powerbank ๐Ÿ™‚

UPDATE #2: a big Celestron sale is among the headliners for the Thursday 11/12/20 Amazon USA Gold Box deals du jour. A dozen products are participating, a mix of binoculars, travel scopes and spotting scopes, with prices ranging from $60 to $499…

Pre-order the new Apple Silicon M1 computers (ship next week)

And they are finally here! The all new Apple Silicon Mac computers. And they revealed a trio of them yesterday. No more profit-leakage to Intel. Apple keeps it all, and that’s why the prices are kept reasonable despite the big performance gains that were made in the Apple presentation…

The new M1 chip has 8 cores (four fast, four efficient), (up to) 8 GPU cores, 16 Neural cores, up to 16GB RAM, up to 2TB storage, better battery life, better security and on and on and on…

During this transition period, Apple is launching “Universal” apps, a name that didn’t go so well for Windows. Universal apps will have the binary code for both the Apple M1 apps and Intel apps in a single executable to make it easier for end-users. Non-M1 apps will use Apple’s Rosetta II emulator, which Apple claims can run faster than the original Intel Apples.

Of photography interest, Lightroom’s universal app is coming next month, while Photoshop’s universal binary is expected in 2021…

Speaking of apps, these M1 Macs can also run iOS (iPhone and iPad) apps out of the box since they are using similar underlying infrastructure…

And these are now available for pre-ordering in various configurations at B&H Photo with shipment expected to happen next week, which is when the new Mac OS “Big Sur” is expected to rollout…

+ Apple MacMinis starting at $699

+ Apple MacBook Airs starting at $999 ($899 for education)

+ 13.3″ MacBook PRO starting at $1299 ($1199 for education)

If you have 50 minutes to spare, you can watch the whole socially-distanced Apple presentation recorded at “The UFO” in Cupertino::California:

Not everyone is on the hype train though, Linus of “Linus Tech Tips” has a handful of objections…

Wedn: Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f2 4.5x Super Macro for $139 [C/N/E/X/m43], Etc

Hooray, hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals, good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

++ Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f2 4.5x Super Macro for $139
+ DSLR option in Canon EF, Nikon F
+ Mirrorless option in Sony E, Fuji X and M43rds

+ IndiPRO Universal Power Grip for Devices with Canon LP-E6 Battery with FREE D-Tap PRO battery charger for $199

+ Celestron 8×32 TrailSeeker Binoculars (Green) for $130

+ gEnAray Trailblazer T40D Daylight LED Light (40W) for $119

+ Delkin Fat Gecko Triple Mount for $60
+ with the right lighting, this can also be used as a horror movie prop ๐Ÿ˜‰

+ also internal SSD and JBL true wireless

+ flash deal: Goal Zero Nomad 28 Plus Solar Panel for $150
+ next flash deal: Pelican 3310R-RA Right-Angle Rechargeable FlashLight (Yellow)

UPDATE: the current Adorama daily deal (change Wednesday 10am ET) are:

+ StabiLens Cinematographer Kit for $100

+ Alter 72mm Rapid Filter System, Includes Lens Mounting Ring for $20

+ Athlon Optics 10×32 Talos Series Water Proof Roof Prism Binocular with 6.5 Degree Angle of View for $70
+ not sure if it’s related to “Athlon Sports” season preview magazines

+ Air Selfie AIR PIX Portable Pocket-Size 12MP HD Flying Camera with Smartphone Control for $96

UPDATE #2: at the Woot daily deals they have factory refurbished Parrot drones under “Electronics” ($64 to $280), a $24 Bio Bidet (non-electric) under “Clearance”, and a budget refurbished HP AMD A9 laptop for $260 under “Computers”…

UPDATE #3: and at the Best Buy dailies they have:

+ 400GB Sandisk Nintendo Switch microSDXC for $90
+ 1TB WD Blue internal SATA SSD for $100
+ various other electronics and kitcheny items…

UPDATE #4: among the Wednesday Amazon USA dailies they have another sale on Anker accessories along with various Sabrent internal SSDs…

Singles Day 2020 is Here at Chinese Retailers

Singles Day 2020 is here, November 11, and with it there’s plenty of sales in-progress at Chinese websites (that ship world-wide and have English versions of their websites) including:

+ GearBest, the one I placed most orders with, and has a more organized, less chaotic website
+ Top Tech Feast sale; just not a “Feast for Crows” ๐Ÿ™‚
+ $5 off an $80+ PayPal order

+ Alibaba

+ Alibaba’s more western-facing AliExpress
+ that red thing with white inside you may see in product listing search-results, that’s 11 11 written in white on a red background, noting that a product is participating in 11-11 sales; it took me a few minutes to realize I must admit ๐Ÿ™‚

+ DH Gate

+ Bang Good, it is indeed a retail website, do not let the name scare you ๐Ÿ˜‰

+ Geek Buying because the geeks will not only inherit the earth but will also buy it ๐Ÿ˜‰

+ Light In The Box

+ Deal Extreme (as of the time of writing it appears to be down per Cloudfare)

+ if you have any other favorites that you found good deals, please feel free to post them in the comments or use the online contact form

As usual, a number of the websites have “lightning type of deals”, and those require some luck because the world market for these websites is decidedly over 1 billion shoppers…

PS: since the names are so close, let’s also make Singles Day a Shingles Awareness Day!

PS2: since the names are exactly the same, we must needs also make today a 45rpm Singles Day appreciation day! The good old and new days of vinyl!

34-inch Crystal PRO 1500R curved ultra-wide monitor for $250

And now an early “Black Friday” deal of the computer monitor kind from Monoprice. They are offering their new condition 34-inch Crystal PRO 1500R curved ultra-wide monitor for $250 with free US shipping for a limited time and up to five per customer at the sale price.

As of the time of writing this averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 13 customer reviews. It has 2560×1080, 21:9, AMD FreeSync, 75Hz (100Hz overclocked), height-adjustable stand, HDMI, DisplayPort and DVI inputs, Samsung’s VA panel technology, 75×75 VESA, 1-year PixelPerfect warranty, RGB 95%, NTSC 72%, DCI-P3 75%, Adobeยฎ RGB 74%, etc…

Meanwhile at the Tuesday Best Buy dailies they have the Case Logic Viso Camera Backpack (Large) going for $100, and twenty house-brand computer accessories on sale ~ among other things…

Tuesday: Tamracs, Impact Monolight Kit, 1TB Seagate $40, Etc

Tuesday is here and we have a Lucky Seven B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for anything that may individually sell-out ahead of its designated expiration time):

+ Impact 180Ws Monolight Starter Flash with LED Modeling Light for $80 with FREE Impact Air-Cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8ft) included automatically by B&H

+ 1TB Seagate BackUp Plus Slim USB 3.0 external HDD for $40
+ finally we found a new bottom for 1TB external HDDs!

+ Tamrac Tradewind Zoom Bag 2.1 (Dark Gray) for $15

+ Tamrac Quick Release Microfiber Shoulder Strap (Black) for $10

+ Apexel Extendable Tripod for DSLR Camera and Smartphone for $18

+ 32GB JumpDrive TwistTurn2 USB 2.0 Type A Flash Drive (Black) for $4.50

+ Kensington Orbit Trackball with Scroll Ring (White) for $23
+ I had one of these (this one or something similar) with mixed results, it had some benefits but some frustrations too; I often used it alongside a mouse for maximum flexibility ๐Ÿ™‚

AT the Woot daily deals there’s VIVO standing desk options from $64 to $240, and older refurbished iPads and iPhones in Electronics and Computers…

The current Adorama daily deals (changes Tuesday 10am ET) includes:

+ Incase Tracto Duffel, Anthracite for $50

+ Vanguard VEO 2 235AB 5 Section Aluminum Tripod with VEO 2 BH-50 Ball Head for $65

+ Westcott 18″ Bi-Color LED Ring Light Kit with Batteries & Stand for $180

Monday: Venus Macro Twins, Fisheye Converter, WB card set, Etc

Monday is here once again, and it will be here again in 7, 14, 21, 28, etc days ๐Ÿ™‚ This day brings us a 6-pack of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) as follows:

+ Helder 37mm or 52mm HD 0.25x Fisheye Conversion Lens for $20

+ Venus Optics KX-800 Flexible Macro Twin Flash for $179

+ Ruggard Fabric Camera Rain Cover for $30

+ Vello White Balance Card Sets (Small, Medium, and Large) for $20

+ also TP-Link smart Wifi kit and Panasonic outdoors security system

Fuji Instax SQUARE SQ20 hybrid instant camera for $80

Good until Sunday at 10am eastern time, there is a trio of Adorama daily deals that include a camera!

+ Fuji Instax SQUARE SQ20 hybrid instant camera for $80

+ Vanguard ALTA PRO 2 263AP 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with Alta PH-32 3-Way Pan Head for $100

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

Meanwhile at the Saturday Best Buy deals du jour you can get the 12TB WD EasyStore external USB 3.0 HDD for $200…

Tamrac, Cristina Lens Calibration, Energizer multi-fit remote shutter release, C by GE, Etc

PSA: i’m currently doing a new experiment, blogging on the TV using a brand new RF USB keyboard, so the chances of errors and typos and such are elevated ๐Ÿ™‚

The current B&H daily deals (end by Saturday at 11:59pm, as usual the Friday deals run for 48 hours but B&H does not accept orders Fri PM to Sat PM ~ check their website for exact times]:

+ Tamrac Stratus 8 Shoulder Bag for $60

+ J. Cristina Focus Pyramid Autofocus Lens Calibration Tool for $15

+ Celestron 12×50 Granite Binocular for $300

+ Energizer Multi-Fit LCD Timer Remote Shutter Release for $16

+ also smartphone tripod and Coby bluetooth speaker

At the Woot daily deals there’s all kinds of refurbished Apple products under “Computers” and old refurbished Pixels under “Electronics”. The original Pixel for $50 is sold out but they still have Pixel 2 models starting at $120, Pixel 3a and 3 starting at $180. This may be a good opportunity pickup if you want to have the latest “pure” Android from Google. Check with your favorite Android websites/forums to see how many Android OS updates estimated to be remaining for each model…

Meanwhile at the Best Buy dailies there’s a C by GE lighting kit for $20, along with various Luton lighting options on sale. Also a $1300 Acer Predator laptop, a 2-pk of 8000 maH Insignia powerbanks for $20 [could be useful for lower-power photo-related accessories and older/smaller phones] and a $550 Epson projector…

Flashpoint Lighting Kit [C/N/S] and $699 Acer Spin 3

The current Adorama daily deal (changes Friday 10am ET) is the new condition Flashpoint XPLOR 600 PRO TTL R2 Monolight with Zoom Li-ion Speedlite going for $749 with free US shipping, available in three different options, the Nikon, the Canon and the Sony systems…

This consists of a monolight, and an on-camera light and a light stand…

But that’s not all. The daily deal also has a $699 laptop temptation, the Acer Spin 3 that ticks a lot of marks on the desirability front:

This is model SP314-54N-50W3, research it online for further details if interested). Double check the specs because a couple of them (screen resolution, etc) are different between the description and the specs over there…

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Thursday: Neewer RingLight Kits, Samsung Note 10+, Etc

Some action at the Thursday Amazon USA Gold Box, good until 11:59pm pacific, or earlier for anything that may sell out:

We have the return of the Neewer Ringlight Flashes, with prices ranging from $18 to $160, with a total of a dozen options:

+ eight different Ringlight flash kits
+ two lighting kits
+ one selfie ring light
+ one 2-n-1 monopod/tripod

For fans of the S-Pen, the new condition factory-unlocked with 1-year Samsung US warranty 256GB Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ for $800 with free US shipping. This is available in three color schemes. Up to three per customer at the sale price.

And for coffee fans [is this turning into a coffee blog?] there’s a couple of Nespresso Vertuo Next pod systems for $100 each. The thumbnails look similar but one is made by DeLonghi and the other by Breville. They include coffee-pod starter kits to get you going… I don’t know if Nespresso has 3rd-party refillable pods (they exist for the Keurig system, with mixed results [of the ones I tried])…

Thursday: LEDgo, Porta Brace, FeelWorld, Etc

Thursday is here with a new round of six B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ LEDgo LG-E2686 Bi-Color LED Large Pad Light Kit with Eggcrate Grid and Bag for $98

+ Porta Brace video camera bags, three options, $110 to $120

+ FeelWorld F6 Plus 5.5″ 4K HDMI Monitor for $129

+ Elios Wanderer 6W Foldable Solar Power Bank for $50

+ also Denon speakers and Etymotic earphones

Meanwhile at the Best Buy dailies there’s the new condition 128GB Sandisk Plus SDXC for $34…

Speaking of memory cards, at the NewEgg dailies there’s the 128GB Team microSDXC goes for $13 minus a coupon discount, an ASUS ZenBook and a ROG gaming laptop and more of the usual techie things…

DJI Ronin-S and Fuji SD and microSD cards

It’s a quartet of items in the latest Adorama daily deals, good until Thursday at 10am ET, or earlier if sold out:

+ 128GB Fuji Elite microSDXC for $19

+ 64GB Fuji Elite Performance SDXC for $12
+ 128GB for $25

+ DJI Ronin-S Essentials Kit with Shape Dual Grip Handlebar for DJI Ronin-S Gimbal Stabilizer for $349

Wedn: Fuji X-A7 with 15-45mm OIS PZ for $450

My oh my, it’s a CAMERA day at the Amazon USA Gold Box, it is the new condition Fuji X-A7 with 15-45 OIS PZ for $450 with free US shipping. This is available in four different color schemes, two “serious” (black, silver-back) and two “pastel-y” (mint-green, brown).

Up to three per customer at the sale price which ends on 11/4/20 at 11:59pm pacific time or earlier if sold out. As of the time of writing this camera averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 65 customer ratings…

Wedn: 4TB Seagate, Bushnell, Nomatic, Etc

Wednesday is here with a new round of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ 4TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $80

+ Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Low-Glow Trail Camera for $75

+ Watson Pro Cine V-Mount Battery for $199

+ Holmes Odor Grabber Air Purifier for $18

MEanwhile at the Adorama daily deals (changes Wednesday 10am ET) is the Pelican 2380R LED flashlight for $25…

And at the Woot daily deals the headliner is the new condition OnePlus 7T for $370, Apple Watches and FunkoPops…

It’s an Intel Core i3-9100 for $90 at the Best Buy dailies and the Nomatic Ultimate Travel backpack bundle for $180…

Tuesday: Nixplay Smart DigiFrames, WD, Bose, Etc

Digital picture frames are among the Tuesday Amazon USA Holiday Rash, they have various options of the new condition Nixplay Smart digital picture frames with prices ranging from $115 to $180…

The sales for the day also include four different Mr Coffee options, pourover, pods/capsules, espresso and even a hybrid “all occasions all in one” device… On the audio front, they have the BOSE QuietComfort 35 II wireless full-size headphones with the famous Bose noise cancellation technology for $199…

And at Newegg’s dailies they have among others:

+ 256GB A-Data Premier microSDXC for $26

+ 6TB WD Elements USB 3.0 desktop external HDD for $100 after $25 off promo code
+ 6TB WD performance desktop HDD for $180 after $20 off promo code

+ AMD Ryzen 5 2600X for $165 after $5 off promo code

+ Samsung Galaxy Book Iion laptop for $750 after $250 off promo code

+ and more of the usual techie stuff

First Wave of Holiday Shopping arrives at B&H

The first wave of holiday shopping has arrived at the B&H Photo website… You can peruse the offers in different ways as usual… More on these later on, I have not yet entered “Black Friday” mode ๐Ÿ™‚

Tuesday: GVM, Gitzo, Ringflash Adapter, Pelican AirCases, Etc

It may feel like Friday but it’s only Tuesday so here comes another 24-hour round of B&H daily deals, no lenses today, good until Tuesday 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Vello Ringbox Ringflash Adapter for $40

+ Gitzo Century Leather Hand Strap for Mirrorless and DSLR Cameras for $50

+ Pelican 1557 Air Case for $135 in three color options which is nice because you can color code them; orange for mirrorless, black for DSLRs, silver for silver-halide cameras ๐Ÿ˜‰

+ GVM Professional Video Aluminum Alloy Motorized Camera Slider (23″) for $149

UPDATE: under “Computers” of the Woot daily deals you can ride the P(o)NY [it seems I never tire of this joke attempt] with 256GB PNY Elite X microSDXC cards for $33 and 512GB PRO Elite for $75. Strangely they come with a 90-day Woot warranty…

And some action at the Best Buy dailies for Tuesday as well:

+ 2TB WD EasyStore external HDD for $60

+ 64GB Sandisk Nintento Switch microSD for $19

+ Bag the BAG! Case Logic Viso Slim camera backpack for $90

Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS MF Lens for $249 [X/E/m43/EF-M]

It’s your lucky day, a union of the two towers (okay, two lenses) type of day because it’s a LENS DAY at both the B&H daily deals and now the Adorama daily deals which runs until Tuesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out)…

The Adorama offering is good for the Fuji X, Sony E, M43rds and Canon EF-M systems. It goes for $249 with free US shipping and it is … the new condition Rokinon 12mm f2 NCS CS manual focus lens…

There’s also a second Adorama daily deal this time, it is the new condition Polar Pro Peter McKinnon Edition 67mm Variable ND 6-9 Stop Filter going for $179 with free US shipping…

Speaking of daily deals, the Monday daily deals at the NewEgg store include the 128GB Samsung EVO (orange/cream) microSDXC for $18 and the 16TB (!) Seagate Expansion desktop external USB 3.0 HDD for $288 after a spartan $7 off promo code… And various other techie things as usual…

Meanwhile at the Monday Amazon USA Holiday Rash (is there an ointment for that?) [OOOPS, it’s holiday dash, not rash] they have a sale on Samsung SSDs both internal and external with prices ranging from $54 to $250… And they have my favorite nutrition/protein bar of all time on sale, it’s an RX sale!

Monday: Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II for $419 [X/E], Aputure, WD, K&F, Etc

Hooray hooray, it’s a LENS DAY at the Monday 11/2/20 B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II for $419 in your choice of Fuji X or Sony E
+ lens is available in silver or black (but not in the Raiders silver-and-black)

+ 64GB Sandisk Ultra UHS-I microSDXC (C10) for $9.49

+ 1TB WD Blue 3D NAND SATA III 2.5″ Internal SSD for $93

+ K&F Concept M284 Aluminum Tripod for $70

+ Aputure Amaran AL-MW Mini LED Light for $129 after automatic in-cart coupon

+ Shure SE 535 earphones for $199

UPDATE: the headliner of the Woot dailies is the refurbished 13.5″ Surface Laptop 3 (i5-1035G7 quad, 8GB RAM, 128GB, Wifi6, etc) going for $750 with a 1-year Microsoft warranty…

And at the Best Buy dailies there’s a $330 budget HP SSD desktop (Pentium Gold G6400, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, UHD 630, dual display support, etc)…

Refurb Nikon Z50 Two Lens Kit for $947 (Z 16-50, Z 50-250)

Today became an impromptu Nikon Z50 Day ๐Ÿ™‚ We start, in reverse chronological order blog-style with the refurbished Nikon Z50 two lens kit (Z 16-50 DX VR and Z 50-250 DX VR) going for $947 at Adorama’s store with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty… This is $250 less than the new condition kits

BUT the refurbished kits are not eligible for the Nikon-blessed promotion for the new condition kits that you can add the Nikon FTZ mount adapter (Nikon F lenses to Z bodies) to a Z50 kit for just +$47 more…

Of course it is also likely/possible that someone interested in a two-lens DX kit, may not be interested right away in adapters…

Refurbished Nikon Z50 body w/90DW for $749

We previously mentioned the Nikon Z50 2-lens kit offer for $1100, BUT if you are not interested in the basic zoom kit lenses, and you want a lower entry-price into the Nikon Z system, B&H Photo is offering the refurbished Z50 body only for $749 with free US shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty…

HOWEVER, the refurbished version is not eligible for the Nikon-blessed offer of adding the Nikon FTZ mount adapter (Nikon F lenses to Nikon Z bodies) for just +$47 with new condition Z50 kits. So if you have no way of procuring an adapter for less then mayhaps you are better off going with the new condition kits…

… and given the prices of the new condition kits, the Z50 body only goes for $857 while the Z50 with 16-50mm goes for $897 (+$40 for the 16-50 lens which you can resell/trade/etc), you may be better off with the latter. With these kits, for +$47 you can add the Nikon FTZ adapter. That too you can resell/trade/etc if you don’t plan on using…

The above links are at B&H Photo, but you can find similar bundles at Adorama’s listings

… but we are not done with the Z50, there’s one more post, and I promise that’s it with the Z50 for today ๐Ÿ™‚

Fotopro Camera Bags for $30 and Tripod/Monopod sale too

It’s all Fotopro branded products at the latest Adorama daily deals (changes Monday 10am ET), and it’s a bit of a West Side Story, TRIPODS vs CAMERA BAGS! That’s right, there’s two of each on sale ๐Ÿ™‚

+ Fotopro S3 Patriot tripod with ballhead for $50

+ Fotopro AK-64K iSpeedy monopod for $90

+ Fotopro Trekker backpack for $30

+ Fotopro Vespa Messenger for $30
+ Vespa motorcycle NOT included ~ unless you put a Matchbox/HotWheels version of it inside yourself ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sunday: Best Buy’s Nikon Z50 2-Lens Kit matched with different accessories elsewhere

The headliner of the Sunday 11/1/20 Best Buy daily deals is a Nikon Z50 two lens kit with a freebie for $1100. The two lenses are the Z 16-50mm f3.5-6.3 DX VR and the Z 50-250mm f4.5-6.3 DX VR. Thankfully Nikon gave them slightly different focal lengths from their parallel DSLR models.

The freebie is the Sunpak 12″ Bi-Color Tabletop Vlogging Kit which has a Best Buy valued price of $50 and includes a 12″ USB-powered bi-color ring-light, a flexible smartphone mount, a mini ball head (up to 4.5 lbs, aka ~2 kilos) and a bluetooth remote for iOS/Android…

BUT the $1100 price is also available at other authorized Nikon retailers with a different set of freebies…

At Adorama’s listings the freebies include a 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDHC, Slinger shoulder bag, a filter kit for each lens (46mm and 62mm), card wallet, cleaning kit, and a Corel software kit in your choice of PC or Mac that includes seven titles…

Optionally, you can click on the “Special Offer” bundle and add the Nikon FTZ mount adapter (Nikon F lenses to Z bodies ~ obviously) for +$47…

At B&H Photo’s listings the freebies are a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC, a RJ shoulder bag, a 62mm UV filter (with a limited 10 year warranty) and a Zeiss-branded lens care kit…

Fascinating how the two top camera makers managed to have four different iLC camera systems each ๐Ÿ™‚

Sunday: Case Logic Viso DSLR/mirrorless bag for $30

One of the Best Buy daily deals for Sunday 11/1/20 [remember to set your non-automated clocks to “fall back”] is the new condition Case Logic Viso DSLR/mirrorless bag for $30. The Viso name may confuse some with “Visor” but it’s really a camrea bag ๐Ÿ™‚

Also part of the sale are Insignia (house brand) single-use batteries in various packs and an Anker 3-slot car charger for $15…

For today only, Touch of Modern (ToM) offers 20% back as store credit for you on purchases you make. ToM is a membership site (free and easy to join), so they can offer products below MAP and such. You can’t see the products unless you login. Unfortunately I don’t have my password on this computer, so I can’t check their current inventory…

Last but not least at the Amazon Holiday Dash they have yet another Anker sale (powerbanks, cables, etc) and for coffee machine fans, they have a couple of Nespresso with Milk Frother and Capsules kits for $120. Some argue that Nespresso is a step above Keurig. Personally I only used generic Keurig K-cup machines (when the pourover hipsters were not monitoring me), so I can’t compare ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sunday: VisibleDust, Shure, Etc

Sun-day is here, hopefully with some sun, and we have four new B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Visible Dust Medium Format Orange VSwabs (12-Pack) for $33

+ Bracketron Xtreme Grip XL Phone Holder with USB Car Charger for $8

+ Shure MOTIV MV88+ Video Kit Digital Stereo Microphone and Accessories for Smartphones (iOS, Android) for $179

+ Shure SE846 Sound-Isolating Earphones with Bluetooth 5.0 and Wired Accessory Cables for $549

BAG the non-camera BAG at the Meh daily deal it is the fลซl Escape 21″ Rolling Expandable Carry-On Luggage, model FLML0026-001, going for $29 with free shipping for Meh-members…

PSA: time change once again, and this time it is FALL BACK = an extra hour for ZZzZzz or an extra hour for an extra ZZ Top album stream ๐Ÿ˜‰

Flashpoint eVOLV 200 TTL Pocket Flash Dual Head Pro Kit for $509

You are not seeing double! There are almost two of each at the current Adorama daily deal (changes Sunday 10am ET), it is the new condition Flashpoint eVOLV 200 TTL Pocket Flash Dual Head Pro Kit going for $509 with free US shipping. Check the listings for what’s included…

Saturday: Kodak Instant Printer for $70, Instant Digital Camera for $110

It’s Kodak time at the Amazon USA Gold Box, good until Saturday 10/31/20 at 11:59pm pacific time (or earlier if sold out) they have a sale on a lucky 13 Kodak Instant Printers and Instant Cameras with prices ranging from $70 (bluetooth instant printers) to $110 (instant digital camera built-in with instant printer). These are available in multiple color schemes, both fashionably colorful but also there are a couple of more “serious” color schemes for more subdued situations…

PS: there are no Halloween limited editions ๐Ÿ™‚

Genustech 77mm VND & CPF for $79, Porta Brace, Snaptain

As usual, the Friday B&H daily deals run until Saturday at 11:59pm ET, and this time around we have a six-pack of them:

+ GenusTech 77mm Variable Neutral Density and Circular Polarizer Filter for $79

+ Snaptain SP500 Foldable 1080p GPS Drone for $100 after automatic in-cart coupon

+ Porta Brace TLQB-46XTOR Quick Tripod/Light Case with Wheels for $246

+ Olympus LS-P1 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (4GB, Silver) for $70
+ strangely, not a member of Micro Four Thirds ๐Ÿ™‚

+ also a world-travel power adapter for $16, and budget truly wireless headphones for $20; speaking of which the Meh friday daily deal is an Anker truly wireless for $39…

UPDATE: among the Friday Woot dailies there are a few Surface PRO tablets, phone accessories and a Lenovo desktop PC…

Meanwhile at the Friday NewEgg dailies there are plenty of storage/memory options…

UPDATE #2: the Adorama daily deal (changes Saturday 10am ET) is the Nintendo 32GB Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue & Red Joy-Con Controllers with accessories for $390 with free US shipping…

Litra LitraTorch 2.0 Filter Set Limited Edition for $64

Filter, no, not the band, is the theme of the latest Adorama daily deal good until Friday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out). It is the new condition Litra LitraTorch 2.0 Filter Set Limited Edition, a self-described “Adorama Exclusive Kit”, going for $64 with free US shipping… As of the time of writing it has three customer reviews with a 4.3 out of 5 average (2 5-stars, 1 3-star)…

Thursday: Vanguard, Pelican, Celestron, Samsung, MSI, Etc

It’s a name-brand day at the Thursday B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if soldout):

+ Vanguard Alta Pro 2 263AB100 Aluminum-Alloy Tripod with BH-100 Ball Head Kit for $100

+ Pelican 1535 Air 2017 Wheeled Carry-On Air Case with Pick-n-Pluck Foam in silver or orange color schemes for $168

+ Celestron 10×50 Granite Binoculars for $300

+ Samsung The Frame LS03 65″ Class HDR UHD Smart LED TV for $998

UPDATE: the current Adorama daily deal (changes Thursday 10am ET) is the K&F Concept Carbon Fiber SA254C1 tripod going for $99 with free US shipping…

Meanwhile at the Best Buy dailies they have, among others:

+ GE C color changing LED light bulbs
+ 14″ HP Ryzen 3 laptop for $320
+ Samsonite Andande 2 24″ wheeled duffel bag for $28

+ $5 Best Buy gift card with a $50 Chipotle gift card
+ health note: tasty as it may be, Chipotle food is high on salt (read the nutritional info)

And at the Woot dailies they have MSI gaming desktop computers,

And at Woot’s longer-running pre-holiday deals (expire 11/8/20 or earlier if sold out) they have Energizer AA or AAA single-use batteries, a generic action cam kit for $40, Epson projectors, Vizio and JVC TVs, refurbished Brookstone Photoshare digiframes ($80 to $90), etc…

Also part of the longer-running deals they have Computer-related sales with the same 11/8/20 expiration that include Galaxy tablets, Acer 5 Spin ultra-thin, Lenovo 2in1, Mobile Pixels 12.5″ portable monitors, Kindle 6″ Oasis e-reader with cover for $180, more laptops, and a must have item in my opinion, the refurbished Logitech K400 Wireless (USB RF) Touch(pad) keyboard for $20. It uses single-use batteries (I forgot if it’s AA or AAA). It uses the Logitech Unifying receiver and can also be used with any phones or tablets that support USB OTG (with the appropriate microUSB or USB-C (to full size USB) adapter…

And finally at the Amazon USA Gold Box they too have GE C color-changing light bulbs, and a sale of various Celestrons (binos and one telescope {unfortunately it can’t see the “new water” on the moon ๐Ÿ™‚ }…

Wedn: Angelbird, Wiral, Light Bulbs, Etc

Hump Day is here once again! It was named so because it sits right in the middle of the Mon-Fri work-week. For this reason, and nothing more!

We start with the Meh daily deal for 10/28/20, it is a choice of Geeni Prisma color smart light bulbs ranging from $19 to $35 plus shipping (free S&H for meh-members)…

Then to the B&H dailies we go where they feature a 4-pack until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ 500GB AngelBird AtomX SSDmini for $150
+ neither angels, nor birds are included ๐Ÿ™‚

+ WiRal Lite Cable Camera Motion System for $249

+ also CAD microphone and Sennheiser earphones

Tuesday: Seagate HDD sale, 1TB to 10TB, $45 to $170

It’s Seagate USB 3.0 external hard drive time at the Tuesday 10/27/20 Amazon USA Gold Box as follows, up to three of each item per customer at the sale price from Amazon herself:

+ 5TB Backup Plus Slim for $98
+ 4TB Backup Plus Slim for $84
+ 2TB Backup Plus Slim for $53
+ 1TB Backup Plus Slim for $45

+ 8TB Desktop for $123

+ 10TB Expansion Desktop for $170

Tuesday: Pelican, KOWA, Vello Accelerator Adapters, Morphie

Toons-Day is here and a 6-pack this time of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET or earlier for anything that may sell out ahead of its designated expiration time…

+ Pelican MPB35 Backpack (35L, Realtree Edge / Tan) for $67

+ KOWA TSN-883 88mm PROMINAR PFC Spotting Scope (Angled or Straight Viewing, Requires Eyepiece) for $1699

+ Vello Accelerator AF lens adapters for $99, two options:
+ Canon EF/EF-S lenses to Sony E bodies
+ Nikon F lenses to Sony E bodies

+ Vello Autofocus adapter for $99
+ Canon EF/EF-S lenses to M43rds bodies

+ also webcam with AF, Wifi bullet camera and Astell & Kern audiophile “mp3 player”

Today’s flagship phones are very hungry but a 10,000 mAh powerbank is still a respectable amount especially for non-phones! The Meh daily deal for Tuesday 10/27/20 is a 2-pack of Morphie 10,000 mAh (each) powerbanks for $24 plus shipping (free S&H for Meh-members)….

Fujifilm VF-X21 External OVF for $60

Fuji fans, good until Tuesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out) you can get the new condition Fujifilm VF-X21 External OVF for $60 with free US shipping as the current Adorama daily deal